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Author Carly Zander has written for numerous publications including CrossMedia and Search Engine Intelligence, and in the music business for outfits like Neotrope® Records. She is a full-time content manager for the Neotrope® News Network.
eValuationZONE

Product Launch: eValuation ZONE announces new USPAP compliant eVal 1.0

eValuationZONE

CHICAGO, Ill. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: National valuation services provider, eValuation ZONE, Inc., today announced the launch of its new USPAP compliant product eVal 1.0, a hybrid valuation report utilized for a variety of programs such as HELOCs, REOs, as well as purchases and refinances for non-agency and portfolio programs.

Luke Tomaszewski, of eValuation ZONE, said “We are very excited to present the eVal Hybrid 1.0, one of the first forms of its kind. The new hybrid form is poised to revolutionize the way we approach appraisal forms. Putting forth a more forward thinking approach to appraisals geared to the client’s needs, the borrower’s pocket book, and the appraiser’s valuable time.”

The next generation in valuation forms is here, now. The eVal 1.0 assists the lender in closing more loans faster and at a lower out-of-pocket price point. This revolutionary form has everything a traditional drive-by has, combined with aspects of a typical property condition report (PCR) but has eliminated the unnecessary information into one easy to understand, up-to-date, USPAP compliant, cost efficient report.

“Global DMS is committed to supporting our clients and their innovative ideas. We support forward thinking companies that address current and relative needs within today’s market. We are very proud to be working with Luke and eValuation ZONE,” says Vladimir Bien-Aime, president and CEO of Global DMS.

About eValuation ZONE:

eValuation ZONE helps their lenders manage and abide by the Fannie Mae Appraiser Independence Requirements (AIR), formerly Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC). They are able to customize AIR /HVCC /DODD Frank Act, FHA, and e-Fed compliant solutions for each specific lender. eValuation ZONE guarantees quality appraisal work, quick turnaround times, lower price points and unparalleled customer service.

To experience firsthand what the eValuation ZONE difference is, please contact Luke Tomaszewski at 773-647-1992 or email at http://www.eValuationZONE.com/ .

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DrivenBI

DrivenBI and Polonious partner to launch self-service business intelligence SaaS

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PASADENA, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: Polonious Investigations Management Systems, the premier provider of special investigative unit (SIU) and investigation management systems for the insurance and investigation industries, announced its partnership with DrivenBI, the leading provider of cloud based self-service analysis platforms, empowering Polonious customers to create their own analysis in entirely new ways.

This partnership perfectly reflects Polonious’ philosophy of introducing continual enhancements to their product offerings that go beyond current demand and into the realm of anticipated gains in process improvements.

Polonious was looking to enhance their product through advanced reporting and dashboard capabilities, providing their customers with affordable, self-service analysis to handle their complex and dynamic reporting needs that would also, like the core Polonious Product, allow them to be self-sufficient over the long haul. Now, everything from operations to financial to client reporting can be enhanced through the use of SRK from DrivenBI.

Comments on the News:

“Data analysis has become an important part of our customer’s ability to communicate with their internal and external clients, management teams and employees, and allows managers and directors the opportunity to make sound business decisions,” explained Rick Shepherd, President of Polonious Investigations Management Systems – North America. “By partnering with DrivenBI, we are putting the power of self-service data analysis into our customers’ hands.”

“We are excited to partner with Polonious and to offer DrivenBI’s innovative self-service analysis platform, SRK, to their customers. Data analysis is often done with spreadsheets or complex BI tools, neither offering the flexibility of making changes, consistency in logic, accuracy in results, and actionable sharing that business users want to make decisions in real time,” commented Ben Tai, CEO and founder of DrivenBI. “We believe that SRK’s innovative approach delivers what today’s business users demand.”

About Polonious Investigations Management Systems:

Polonious Investigations Management Systems (Polonious) was established in 2004 by Alastair Steel and Stuart Guthrie, together with more than five decades of experience in software design and development, process improvement, law enforcement and insurance fraud investigations. Polonious Investigation Management System (PIMS) was created to meet a need for software solutions focused on case and incident management in the insurance and investigation industries.

Since 2004, PIMS has been implemented in over 50 organizations around the globe with varied business processes and requirements from large insurance carriers to small forensic teams. Polonious Investigations Management Systems global headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia and operates a North American Headquarters in Palm Beach, Fla.

For more information about Polonious, please contact Gary LaFond, VP of Sales & Marketing at gary.lafond@polonious-systems.com or visit the company website at http://www.investigation-management.com/ .

About DrivenBI:

DrivenBI was founded in 2006, and is headquartered in Pasadena, Calif. DrivenBI is a rapidly growing software company specializing in both cloud and on premise BI platform solutions, operating both in U.S. and Asia, with more than 200 customers worldwide. SRK is a breakthrough product offering Self-Service BI platform as an alternative to complex IT centric BI tools and Spreadsheets.

SRK is highly competitive with its innovative business user centric BI infrastructure, removing the requirements for ETL, Data Warehouse and Programming. SRK offers superior performance, and minimal IT dependency for set up and use.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Douglas, VP of Sales & Marketing at kdouglas@drivenbi.com or visit the company website at http://www.drivenbi.com/ .

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NY Event Planner Expo

Wedding and Event Planner Expo 2014 returns to NYC hosted by EMRG Media

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NEW YORK, N.Y. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: EMRG Media is proud to announce its annual Event Planner Expo for 2014 – :a premier event planner event: to take place in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street, on October 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. This year, the event will be hosted by Celebrity Event and Wedding Planner Colin Cowie.

Mr. Cowie is a regular contributor to NBC’s “The Today Show” and a popular personality on HSN, as well as the party planner of choice for celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian-West.

The Event Planner Expo gives more than 1,500 New York event professionals the ability to network with 100 plus exhibiting venues and services. These vendors represent some of the top venues and most sought-after event planning services in the industry, including Capitale, The JW Marriot Essex House, Espace, Edison Ballroom, Pinkberry, Rita’s Ice, and more.

The main level will house outstanding event spaces, restaurants, hotels, lounges, boats/yachts and casinos. Other unique venues will be present to show how they can help event planners bring their events to the next level.

The Event Planner Expo is the perfect place for event planners to connect with elite members of the event industry, representing millions of dollars in annual event budgets, bookings, and sales. The Expo is a perfect opportunity to make important connections with top venues, service providers, and other event planners. Those who attend the Event Planner Expo are sure to come away with fresh ideas and motivation to make their upcoming events stand out.

Attendees of EMRG’s Event Planner Expo will have the advantage of making important connections just in time for the holiday party-planning season. The Event Planner Expo will showcase 100 venues and service providers from all around the local area.

General Admission tickets start at $35 per person, and can be purchased at http://www.theeventplannerexpo.com/ .

About EMRG Media:

EMRG Media ( http://www.EMRGMedia.com/ ) is a premier, full-service marketing, event planning and publishing firm based in Manhattan. Over the last eight years, EMRG Media has garnered public acclaim and recognition as an innovative, corporate event marketers with an impressive roster of clients including Capitale, Guastavino’s, The Carlton Hotel, and many others. Its exclusive corporate client base includes names such as Casio, Barclay’s, Ruder Finn, Conde Nast Publications, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

For more information about the Event Planner Expo, visit: http://www.theeventplannerexpo.com/ .

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FITIVITIES game

Product Launch: FITIVITIES is the New Family Fitness Game from the makers of Skillastics

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CORONA, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: Sandy Spin Slade, Inc., the company that created Skillastics(R), the successful series of games for the educational market, recently announced the launch of the indoor/outdoor family fitness game FITIVITIES(TM) – a fast-paced game where all ages and abilities can incredibly play together at the same time!

Players roll, spin, move, and experience controlled frenzy that’s just exciting and fun. FITIVITIES(TM) is the next step in the evolution of classic group games like Twister(R) and Pictionary(R).

Destined to become this generation’s classic, FITIVITIES(TM) combines all the popular aspects of classic board games, but includes physical activities adaptable to almost any age while engaging all in simultaneous team play!

Creator and life-long fitness advocate Sandy “Spin” Slade exclaims: “I truly believe that if we want to change the way society views physical activity, it has to start in the home and it has to be fun. I have combined the best qualities of Skillastics with the perfect mix of team play and excitement that naturally could be adapted to fit all age groups or any combination of ages.”

Slade evolved from a teenage basketball-spinning phenomenon to an arena-rousing NBA Halftime sensation, performing and entertaining around the world for more than two decades. Her Skillastics(R) game series continues to blaze trails, moving over 10 million student’s in 20,000 educational settings across the nation and around the world. FITIVITIES(TM) adds to the newest layer to Slade’s passionate mission – transforming physical activity into the fun, group experience for ALL ages.

For more information and to view videos of all ages playing FITIVITES(TM) visit: http://www.fitivities.com/ .

* Video Link: Phenom Behind Fitivities – http://youtu.be/zNUpXimPuYs .

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eAgile

Product Launch: RFID specialist eAgile Inc. announces eTap intelligent packaging solution

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: Leading U.S.-based RFID specialist eAgile Inc. recently announced their eTap&trqde; solution for an “intelligent packaging solution for consumer products utilizing near field communication” (NFC). This announcement is concurrent with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) news this month, that the new iPhone® 6 will join the rest of the smartphone marketplace incorporating NFC capabilities.

The current marketing surrounding NFC is focused on mobile payments but there is a much broader use for this technology which connects manufacturers with consumers to provide robust product information.

NFC technology can be used to open up a direct line of communication between businesses and their end customers in a manner which was previously not available. NFC-enabled tags on products provide immediate access to valuable information such as product authenticity, safety and other key information. This functionality is important for all products, especially those intended for human consumption in the medical, food and beverage markets. NFC technology is positioned to be a key component in the Internet of Things (IoT) movement, which links people and organizations to the products and services they use through the internet.

“eAgile’s solution helps brand owners build trust and loyalty by establishing a dialog with their customers. eTap NFC tags can be created to launch specific web pages, videos or social media content through a quick tap of a smartphone,” states eAgile President Peter Phaneuf. “Businesses of all sizes are already putting NFC technology to work to improve the customer experience and we are excited to expand our NFC-based products to the greater marketplace.” eAgile is one of a few companies with the infrastructure and experience already in place to help businesses gain easy access to NFC.

“NFC products are easy to use, functional and fun, which are key aspects for broad adoption of this technology,” explains Gary Burns, CEO of eAgile. “Research has shown that customers are 12 times more likely to use NFC than a QR code. Our eTap solution becomes the perfect way to communicate with consumers and compete in an increasingly information driven marketplace.” eAgile offers many patented solutions for brand protection, inventory and high volume production incorporating NFC tags.

About eAgile Inc.:

eAgile, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., sets the industry standard in RFID solutions by providing high quality, cost effective auto-identification products, hardware and software solutions that are finely tuned to customer needs. eAgile has one of the broadest ISO 9001:2008 certifications, which covers tag production, data management software and the building of complete RFID infrastructures. This unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, service and customer-focused solutions drives every aspect of the business and has helped establish eAgile as a technological leader.

Find out more at http://www.eAgile.com/ .

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Prostate Pillow

Product Launch: Enviromax Prostate Joy Pillow helps men remove the prostate taboo

Prostate Pillow

ANCHORAGE, Alaska /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: External prostate massage is a safe, easy, and fun way for men to learn how to stimulate their prostate, says men’s health product manufacturer Enviromax. The company is very excited about its newest and most affordable ‘entry-level’ prostate massager called the Prostate Joy Pillow.

“With our new product line, men simply sit on an external prostate massager to increase circulation to their prostate,” says Adam McVay, Owner/Inventor, at Enviromax. “Increasing circulation has many health benefits according to research studies conducted by prestigious universities including Harvard Medical School. As an extra benefit, prostate massage can also make men feel better than they ever dreamed possible!”

The original Prostate Cradle was created in 2004 as the world’s first patented external prostate massager. “The Cradle” was introduced as a device for men’s health, but soon after it was introduced, Enviromax customers began writing in to say they were having the best sex of their lives while sitting on the Prostate Cradle.

The next model created by Enviromax was the Extra Soft Prostate Cradle. It is designed for men with sore or tender prostates. Enviromax’s third model, the Prostate Jewel, was created due to customer demand for a more firm massager. “The Jewel” has the same anatomically correct shape as the Cradle, but without the cushioning holes for more stimulation to the prostate.

Enviromax is very excited about its newest and most affordable “entry-level” prostate massager called the Prostate Joy Pillow. The “Joy Pillow” is truly the softest prostate massager ever invented.

“Similar to the Cradle, the Joy Pillow can be purchased with a built-in vibrator feature that really helps to get men’s prostate motor running!” adds McVay.

All Enviromax massagers are available in different sizes and colors.

“Men all over the world are discovering the joys of external prostate massage because it is so easy and accessible. No oils or towels are required. External prostate massagers offer both a complement and an alternative to traditional internal prostate massagers,” explains McVay.

Enviromax products have been praised by Medical Doctors, urologists, and Licensed Massage Therapists. The Prostate Cradle has been featured in Muscle & Fitness magazine, as well as two popular books, “Healthy Prostate” by Ronald Bazar, and “The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure” by Charlie Glickman, PhD.

External prostate massagers are for adult men, ages 18 to 80+ years old, who want to maintain their physical health and improve their love-life. This includes men who are familiar with prostate massage, and men who may have been turned off in the past by traditional internal prostate massagers.

For more information, visit: http://www.ProstateCradle.com/ .

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Pandora Charms

Product Launch: New line of Pandora Charms by Oceanside Jewelers

Pandora Charms

OCEANSIDE, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: Oceanside Jewelers, owned and operated by Master Jeweler Chad Elliott, today announced it is expanding the store’s award-winning collection of fine jewelry and engagement rings, and will be launching a new line of Pandora(R) jewelry, bracelets, and charms in-store.

Pandora is an exciting and interchangeable collection of jewelry with countless possibilities. Celebrating the unique and individual moments in every woman’s life, Pandora charms allow you to design your own jewelry that expresses your style and unforgettable moments. Each piece is hand crafted in sterling silver and 14k gold with superior Danish design, and includes a collection of over 600 unique charms and beads, accompanied by a full line of jewelry.

Oceanside Jewelers will be launching its new Pandora line of jewelry in conjunction with Main Street Oceanside’s Taste of Oceanside restaurant and brewery event. On Saturday, September 13, from noon to 4 p.m., Local businesses and restaurants will offer tastings of food and beverages from variety of local restaurants, breweries and wineries. Oceanside Jewelers will be hosting a craft beer tasting in-store, featuring local brewery Oceanside Ale Works. They will be featuring their new Pandora product line, as well as raffling off a Pandora bracelet and charm as well as beautiful red roses. In addition, Oceanside Jewelers will donate 5 percent of purchases by Park Dale Lane Elementary families and friends back to the school.

“Pandora just seemed like a good fit for our store,” says Elliott. “As a jeweler-owned business, our focus has been on custom jewelry with high standards of materials and craftsmanship, and Pandora recognizes those same values in their work. Being the first outside line of jewelry I’ve brought into the store, I’m confident in the quality and design of Pandora’s products alongside my own work.”

For more information on the Taste Of Oceanside event, please visit Main Street Oceanside’s event page: http://www.mainstreetoceanside.com/#!taste-of-oceanside/c5gr .

For ticket info and to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/842738 .

About Oceanside Jewelers:

Oceanside Jewelers is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of downtown Oceanside at 222 North Coast Highway. Oceanside Jewelers has been providing honest and professional jewelry services with a focus on personal customer service for over 20 years. Award winning master jeweler Chad Elliott has designed and manufactured jewelry for many of the top designer brands, and many of these are worn by Hollywood’s elite.

Customer education plays an important part of Oceanside Jewelers’ sense of business and community. In pursuit of this, Oceanside Jewelers web site contains a wide range of helpful articles on jewelry craftsmanship, custom designing with diamonds and precious gemstones, traditional handcrafted jewelry construction, cutting-edge jewelry technology, and precious metal grading and selection.

For more information, visit: http://oceanside-jewelers.com/ or http://oceansidepawnshops.com/ .

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ARMCO

ARMCO launches ACES Analytics business intelligence tool

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: ARMCO – ACES Risk Management, a leading provider of web-based audit technology for the financial services industry, has announced the launch of ACES Analytics(TM), a business intelligence tool that will, for the first time, allow mortgage professionals to benchmark quality control results against industry peers.

The benchmarking service is now available to ARMCO clients and will be open to participation from all lenders by the fourth quarter of 2014.

ACES Analytics leverages leading business analytics, dashboarding tools and ARMCO’s experience across a broad range of mortgage enterprises. Participants gain insight into industry trends related to loan quality. Lenders can see how their organization compares to other lenders across various loan quality dimensions, such as: Overall Loan Quality, Defect Rates, GSE Exception Categories, Quality by Loan Type, Geography and several others.

“We are pleased to bring ACES Analytics to the residential mortgage market and offer business leaders powerful ways to visualize their own loan quality as it compares with their contemporaries,” said Avi Naider, chairman and chief executive officer for ARMCO.

He added, “As the leading provider of SaaS-based loan review software, we are in a unique position to offer clients industry insight that provides important context for business decision-making. By opening up ACES Analytics to the entire industry, ARMCO can make a tremendous contribution to improving overall loan quality and, at the same time, improve the breadth and scope of the platform for all participants.”

At the core of ACES Analytics is technology that aggregates and normalizes data across participants in a highly secure environment that involves no transmission of customer PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and completely protects lender anonymity.

“We’ve made the investment and leveraged technology on behalf of the mortgage industry that enables users to spot patterns, identify trends and discover visual insights within seconds,” said Jeremy Burcham, chief operating officer for ARMCO. “The goal is to empower quality control leaders to achieve higher loan integrity with less struggle.

“For example, perhaps you’d like to know your FHA defect rate in Florida as it contrasts to your peers. Any lender will be able to derive such insight by participating in ACES Analytics. You will be able to load anonymous data, which we will help you standardize, and then you can share, compare and analyze – regionally, nationally, by loan type and more within clicks. It’s self-service analytics, and participation is free.”

Industry professionals interested in participating and learning more about ACES Analytics should visit http://www.armco.us/solutions/aces-analytics .

About ARMCO:

ARMCO – ACES Risk Management delivers web-based audit technology solutions, as well as powerful data and analytics, to the nation’s top mortgage lenders, servicers, investors and outsourcing professionals. A trusted partner devoted to client relationships, ARMCO offers best-in-class quality control software that provides U.S. banks, mortgage companies and service providers the technology and data needed to support loan integrity, meet regulatory requirements, reduce risk and drive positive business decisions.

ARMCO’s flagship product, ACES Web Audit Technology(TM), is available at any point in the mortgage loan lifecycle, to any size lender, and is user-definable. ACES Web standardizes audit requirements, ties pre-funding reviews to post-closing quality control audits, enables seamless trend analysis, identifies credit, compliance and process deficiencies and helps create manageable action plans.

For more information, visit http://www.armco.us/ or call 1-954-202-5606.

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Solutions Direct marketing

Solutions Direct specializes in increasing traffic to a new ventures or handling advanced advertising campaigns

Solutions Direct marketing

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: A new advertising company, Solutions Direct, has launched a solution to “effective online marketing and advertising campaigns.” It starts with automated push technology. It can help with the simplest of projects such as increasing traffic to a new website to handling more advanced advertising campaigns for global corporations.

“We are a no gimmick, no hype firm,” Simon Gojcaj, CEO, Solutions Direct, says. “We understand the pressures companies are under to remain competitive, and our goal is to help them to succeed in whatever their industry and budget may be.”

Solutions Direct’s database has the ability to promote any level of business.

The Solutions Direct team is comprised of seasoned professionals with a wide array of expertise ranging from strategy planning and targeted marketing to business processes, financial forecasting and more.

Advertising campaign packages are low cost and cost effective. They start for as little as $19.95 per month. This level one package is the best way for businesses to test the market and response rates. This campaign includes sending out 50,000 emails daily. The highest level is six. On a monthly basis, businesses that choose this advertising campaign level will have the ability to send more than 2 million emails along with 34 million classified ads to ensure fresh new leads. This plan is $129.95 per month.

“In order to provide the best customer service possible, we continually update our database and gather fresh new leads,” Gojcaj says.

Solutions Direct does not require any contracts. Subscribers may cancel whenever they feel that the advertising campaign is not benefiting their bottom line. Or, they can choose to move between levels as well. The choice is theirs.

Additionally, Solutions Direct has created a business template video. Businesses can work with the Solutions Direct team to customize their own business video within shorter turnaround times than normal. Members can also inquire about other low-cost advertising services and special discounts.

MORE INFORMATION: http://www.SolutionsDirect.net/ .

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Product Launch: Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro – advanced iOS system care toolbox

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NEW YORK, N.Y. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: Tenorshare today announced the new release of Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro. This new product is an advanced iOS system care toolbox to help users manage files, speed-up devices, back-up and restore data, fix iOS stuck issues, unlock password, and more. It aims to tweak iOS devices to enable top performance, thus it can better serve iPhone/iPad/iPod users.

“This toolkit gives comprehensive solutions for all iOS issues that make it possible to become a necessary for iPhone/iPad/iPod users,” says Sarah Lee, Product Manager of iPhone Care Pro. “We are trying to provide a full-function program which can solve all iOS issues in one tool.”

With this new release, iPhone Care Pro gives users an even greater ability to manage their iOS devices and enhances promise of privacy and security. For example, free up iPhone storage by cleaning up unwanted cache, app cookies, logs, etc.; block or remove ads or banners in app, get iPhone out of DFU mode, transfer data between computer and iOS device, etc. Additionally, unlike iTunes, users can back-up and restore iOS data in different ways.

As one of the many full-featured iOS cleaning tools from Tenorshare Co., Ltd., iPhone Care Pro combines the advantages of all iOS related programs from Tenorshare in one solution.

Key Features of Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro:
1. Provide 2 scan modes to clean-up app cookies, crash logs, caches and junk files.
2. One-click to transfer items from computer to iPhone/iPad/iPod or vice versa. Merge duplicated contacts, iTunes libraries, etc.
3. Block or remove advertisements from Pandora, YouTube, Airborne, etc., allowing users to enjoy a totally ad-free environment.
4. Easily get iPhone/iPad/iPod out of recovery mode, DFU mode, white/black Apple logo, etc.
5. Unlock iPhone lock-screen password to get access into device freely.
6. Be compatible quite well for all iOS device including iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, iPad Air/mini2/mini/4, iPod Touch/nano/classic, etc.

Price and Availability:
Tenorshare iPhone Care free version is available at no cost, and the Pro version is $49.95. Users can download either edition from the official website.

Free version: http://www.tenorshare.com/products/free-iphone-care.html .

Pro version: http://www.tenorshare.com/products/iphone-care-pro.html .

About Tenorshare:

Founded in 2007, Tenorshare is a global leader in the iOS data recovery field. It provides Windows and Mac-based software, including iPhone data recovery, iPhone data transfer tool, system repair, system optimization, etc. For more information, visit the website: http://www.tenorshare.com/ .

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Secugen U20

Product Launch: SecuGen’s New Fingerprint and Contactless Smartcard Reader, the Hamster Pro Duo CL

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: SecuGen Corp. today announced that it will be showing at the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Fla., a completely new device that combines a contactless smartcard reader with SecuGen’s FAP 20 certified, optical fingerprint sensor, the U20. This new product, the Hamster Pro Duo CL(TM), is housed in a sleek new case and provides convenient access to dual mode authentication for enhanced security.

Come take a look at SecuGen’s new product at the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida in booth #501 from September 16 through 18.

SecuGen products have long been known for capturing high quality images, being very rugged, as well as being affordable for use in large deployments. The FBI has certified SecuGen’s U20 fingerprint sensor as meeting PIV and FAP 20 Mobile ID image quality specifications.

The Hamster Pro Duo CL, containing both a contactless smartcard reader and SecuGen’s U20 sensor, is attractive, convenient, and highly cost effective. The new product is soon to be released and will be available through SecuGen’s worldwide partner network.

“This new combination device is our response to clear customer requirements,” said Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering for SecuGen. “There are a great many large projects around the world that are smartcard based including some important national ID projects. This new product was designed with projects like these in mind.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, “Once more we have taken a close look at our partner’s needs and have responded with a great new product. Our continuing goal is always to provide our reseller partners with the products and tools that they need to satisfy their end-user customer’s requirements. I believe that this product does that again.”

About SecuGen Corp.:

SecuGen Corporation ( http://www.secugen.com/ ) is the world’s leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms.

Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

SecuGen(R) is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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IDS INC

Launch: International Document Services, Inc. announces Mortgage Compliance Resource Center

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: Mortgage document prep vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS) today announced it has launched a comprehensive Resources website within its flagship doc prep system idsDoc. The main feature of the site, a compliance-focused blog authored by IDS Compliance Officer Jonathan Johnson, was made available to clients through the idsDoc doc prep platform.

“Lenders are being constantly inundated with changes to mortgage regulations, and it’s important for them to educate themselves in order to maintain compliance,” says IDS Executive Vice President Mark Mackey. “By making the knowledge our compliance staff possesses available to clients in an easily digestible format, IDS is making good on its commitment to helping its clients generate zero-defect, fully compliant mortgage docs.”

Recent topics covered in the blog include a comparison of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) eRegulations and issues related to the CFPB’s TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures, such as waivers prior to consummation and “Intent to Proceed” as it relates to applications and fees. In addition to the blog, IDS customers will also have access to compliance resources, product information, software release notes and other IDS-specific resources within the site.

Jon Johnson reflected on the purpose of the new site by saying, “At present, the idsDoc system has more than 15,000 active documents, and while it may be impossible to communicate every change made to our documents, IDS’s compliance team will communicate via the Resources website, in particular the Compliance Updates blog, any changes made to the documents or the idsDoc system that specifically affect all IDS Customers.

“Each blog post also features a general message that reflects on current trends in the industry or other information of interest to the mortgage compliance community,” he added. “I believe that IDS Customers can really benefit from the added communication regarding our services along with the other tools-like the fully interactive State Disclosure Matrix-we’re making available on our site.”

About IDS, Inc.:

IDS, founded in 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a nationwide provider of mortgage documents and compliance. IDS services include closing documents, initial disclosures and fulfillment. The IDS flagship doc prep solution, idsDoc, is recognized in the industry for its ability to be customized to meet specific lender needs.

The system is backed with compliance and document guarantees. IDS succeeds with unsurpassed customer service, sophisticated technology, and a diligent compliance team. Lenders looking to get more out of doc prep can visit the IDS website at http://www.idsdoc.com/ or call 800-554-1872.

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Chicago marketing firm Cogensia welcomes eight new team members for Aug. 2014

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CHICAGO, Ill. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: In order to continue to deliver on the promise of customer-centric marketing, Cogensia welcomes eight new hires to its staff. Cogensia is a customer marketing solutions firm empowering clients with data and insights.

“Marketing services – in particular, data mining, data sciences, and the management of big data – require growing technical expertise, and we are pleased to continue our leadership in the industry with this expansion,” said Cogensia President and CEO, Brad Rukstales.

Mindi Barber joins Cogensia as an Account Manager. Before joining Cogensia, Mindi worked on Social CRM campaigns for Hyundai Motor America, and also spent 4 years at Harte-Hanks.

Ina Rajewski joins Cogensia as an Account Coordinator. Before joining Cogensia, Ina spent 5 years at Experian as an Account Manager and Marketing Services Account Director.

Thomas Schar joins Cogensia as Director, Information Technology with experience in back-end programming, relational databases and development/maintenance of complex and critical systems. Prior to joining Cogensia, Tom worked as a HIPAA/HITECH Security Officer and continues to bring a high-level standard of security to Cogensia.

David Nomo joins Cogensia as Senior Developer with over 10 years of IT software engineering and programming experience with an emphasis on back-end database manipulation. David also owns an M.S. in Computer Science.

Bryan Endres joins Cogensia as a Senior Analyst with an impressive track record of cross-channel analytic excellence, leveraging skills and platforms such as Hadoop, Python, Tableau, JavaScript, SQL, and SAS.

Shan Jiang joins Cogensia as a Senior Analyst with a Master of Science in Marketing Analysis. Prior to joining Cogensia, Shan worked at Sears Holding as an Online Merchandiser, and was a Market Research Volunteer for the American Marketing Association.

Sandeep Yarradoddi joins Cogensia as a Senior Analyst. Sandeep recently graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a Master of Applied Mathematics, where he worked as a Statistics Research Assistant in Data Mining.

Angus Yang joins Cogensia as an Analyst. Before joining Cogensia, Angus worked with the United States Air Force as a Weather Analyst, and served as VP of DePaul University’s STATCOM organization, providing pro bono statistical consulting to local nonprofit, governmental, and community service organizations.

About Cogensia, a CAC Group Company:

Cogensia is a customer marketing solutions firm empowering clients with data and insights. Cogensia delivers technology solutions that facilitate program design, data management & integration, access to external data, and real-time intelligence.

Today, Cogensia partners with clients on an international basis driving compelling intelligence for their digital advertising, online and offline CRM, real-time predictive modeling, and data management to deliver incremental ROI.

For more information, visit http://www.cogensia.com/ .

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Launch: ArteQuesta focuses on art as an investment with updated 2014 web portal

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MILL VALLEY, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at artequesta.com. ArteQuesta’s web portal is designed to assist collectors, patrons, art professionals, and individuals in making thoughtful decisions for establishing or maintaining an art-investment portfolio.

“Our online visitors will now experience a more user-friendly website with the resources they need,” says Rayah Levy, founder of ArteQuesta.

She added, “Our goal is to make each visit to the ArteQuesta site more exciting and informative than ever. We’ve streamlined access to rich content to give our clients the information they are looking for.”

The website focuses on art as an investment, the current state of the art market, trends for the future, and information about the importance of preserving the past through fine art. The new site also has extensive information about ArteQuesta’s master artists including Andy Warhol, Marc Chagal, Evan Skrederstu, and M.L. Snowden.

As part of the objective to provide critical information about the art market, ArteQuesta is introducing a new blog where readers can find best practices to inform their investment decisions.

By combining ArteQuesta’s art market expertise with current art market news and best practices, clients will have access to the essential information they need to continue building their portfolio.

About ArteQuesta:

ArteQuesta helps individuals, families, companies and institutions build investment quality art collections. We help clients discover new art and artists; get access to art not available to the public; advise on purchases and sales; provide first-class provenance services; buy and sell; keep them up to date on trends, new artists and exhibitions worldwide.

Founder Rayah Levy brings years of expertise in the art market as an advisor, curator, educator and humanitarian to bring together the fine arts and the investment world, promote preeminent 21st century artists and foster artistic expression.

Learn more at: http://www.artequesta.com/ .

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Product Launch: ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries partner for commercial virtual reality entertainment

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IRVINE, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: ImmersiON-VRelia today announced the launch of the immersive industry’s first-ever virtual reality commercial entertainment division. The new division will be dedicated to providing head mounted displays and content to amusement parks, visitor attractions, immersive cinemas and promotional platforms. The division is the result of a new partnership between ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries.

The partnership between ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries (3I) marks the first dedicated move in the sector toward supporting the unique needs of the promotional, amusement, attraction and location-based entertainment sectors.

“Working with ImmersiON-VRelia, we will finally bring the much needed solutions to the commercial entertainment and leisure market at a critical point; this aspect of the industry is poised for substantial growth and appropriate technology will drive its rapid advancement,” said Kevin Williams, Chairman of International Immersion Industries. “We are extremely excited to join the efforts of ImmersiON-VRelia as it provides vital support to the emergence of the commercial VR sector.”

The commercial entertainment division’s primary focus in coming months will be developing the Immersion-VRelia “PRO Blue Sky.” The PRO Blue Sky is a ruggedized head mounted display designed to meet the unique needs of entertainment and promotional applications based outside the home. With a groundbreaking 120-degree field of view and dual full high-definition 1080×1920 displays, the “PRO Blue Sky” delivers previously unseen virtual reality features.

In addition, the reinforced construction of the PRO Blue Sky, coupled with appropriate warranties and technical support for commercial usage, makes this HMD the only one on the market able to manage the requirements of repeated application in the digital out-of-home entertainment sector. This HMD lets users safely and reliably enjoy immersive head mounted displays in public spaces. This eliminates the danger of using inappropriate consumer development kits not suited for this arena.

3I will undertake sales, marketing and promotional efforts for the commercial platform (PRO Blue Sky), bringing to the partnership its extensive background amassed in the international out-of-home entertainment sector.

“A true arcade experience is something that goes beyond what is available at home. Immersion-VRelia is finally bringing that sense of wonder and awe back to the commercial entertainment sector,” enthused Ethan Daniel Schur, CMO of Immersion-VRelia.

To support Blue Sky PRO, ImmersiON-VRelia will provide “The AlterSpace,” which will deliver content to entertainment and promotional organizations on demand. The AlterSpace is a cloud-based platform that will allow developers at all levels to design and market content like videos, games, applications, environments, mixed reality and immersive experiences for practically any industry.

“In recent months we have experienced overwhelming interest from the entertainment sector – the industry is hungry to see the immersive experience evolve,” said Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, CEO of ImmersiON-VRelia. “Currently, our focus is expanding our team and platforms to support that specific demand. Our partnership with International Immersion Industries is an important step toward ensuring the market receives a great experience in all areas of the entertainment sector.”

For further information, investment or to pre-order the PRO Blue Sky, please visit http://www.ImmersiONhmd.com/ .

About ImmersiON-VRelia:

ImmersiON-VRelia is focused exclusively on the creation of wide field-of-view 3D Stereoscopic Head Mounted Displays and Heads Up Displays for virtual reality and Augmented Reality for multiple industries.

About International Immersion Industries:

The mission of International Immersion Industries is to enable immersive opportunities in Location Based Entertainment (LBE). LBE spans the gamut of all immersive hardware and software in future Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Metaverses. For more information, please visit http://www.international-immersion-industries.com/ .

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Product Launch: Firetainment Inc. to serve up New Fire Pit Tables at International Casual Furniture Expo

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CHICAGO, Ill. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: Firetainment, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fire pit tables, will debut three new fire table designs at the 2014 International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago, Sept. 16-19, 2014. These new additions to the Firetainment product line will be on display at booth 7-2019.

The fire pit table manufacturer would reveal little about the announcement of its new product designs, but did disclose that copper would be making a major appearance in the design of one of the new tables. The company’s president also confirmed that the new tables would uphold the same level and standard of functionality as the company’s current fire table lineup.

“We wanted to veer from our classic granite top designs and offer fire tables that were completely unique and aesthetically appealing,” says Kevin Fulp, President of Firetainment. “Our company is thrilled to unveil the new designs at the upcoming International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market. We have a feeling the attendees will love what they see.”

Firetainment currently has three, all-season fire tables in its product collection. These multi-purpose tables can be used for outdoor entertaining, hibachi-style cooking and grilling, patio furniture and adding ambiance.

Fulp also said the expanded product line is set to give consumers more options in the way of size, style, and affordability. The company hopes these new options will bring the excitement of “Firetaining” into homes across the country.

The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market is the only show in North America dedicated to the casual and outdoor furnishings industry that is exclusively endorsed by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA). Firetainment will be joined by approximately 250 other casual outdoor furnishing manufacturers, along with thousands of owners and executives from every type of casual furniture retail store.

Interested retailers and commercial contractors will be able to speak with representatives during the show for more information about distributing and building with Firetainment’s new fire tables.

For more information about Firetainment’s fire pit tables, visit http://firetainment.com/ .

About Firetainment:

Firetainment’s fire tables combine the utility of a grill, the entertaining space of a table and the mesmerizing charm of a fire pit. Each all-season fire table is handcrafted in the USA from the finest materials and is ANSI certified. The tables function as a regular patio tables, include a patent-pending Universal Cook Mount, and come with a complete cooking package for preparing delicious, Hibachi-style meals.

Firetainment Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Fla., is recognized throughout the casual furniture marketplace for being the outdoor fire product innovators, with a main focus on customer service, quality components, and design function.

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Jody Collup

VP Marketing Jody Collup Named a Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professional

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LANSDALE, Pa. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: Global DMS, a leading provider of Web-based compliant valuation management SaaS, announced that its vice president of marketing, Jody Collup, has been honored by National Mortgage Professional Magazine on its “Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals” list.

National Mortgage Professional Magazine cites that individuals who earn a spot on the list as being very well-connected, powerful networkers and influencers who hold deep domain experience in the mortgage banking industry. The list recognizes 25 individuals for the extensive relationships they have developed with people and organizations across the mortgage supply chain.

“I feel very privileged to be designated to National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals list,” says Collup. “I’ve been fortunate to have established a strong network in the mortgage industry, which has helped tremendously in my driving successful marketing initiatives; I’m elated that the magazine’s judges recognized this.”

Jody is a dynamic, senior-level marketing professional with over 20 years of experience working in all facets of marketing communications. She specializes in numerous areas of the profession, including strategy planning and execution, brand management, public relations, media relations, advertising, customer communications, website management, trade shows, competitive analysis, project management and social media marketing.

Currently the vice president of marketing at Global DMS, Jody oversees the company’s marketing strategy to increase sales revenue and drive company growth. Prior to Global DMS, she spent six years at Calyx Software as the company’s director of marketing, helping build and maintain one of the most recognizable technology brands in the mortgage industry.

“The social media has become such a part of our lives, both personally and professionally, and people like Jody Collup and the other 24 mortgage professionals who made our ‘Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals’ list have truly embraced this concept,” said Eric C. Peck, editor-in-chief of National Mortgage Professional Magazine. “The impact of Jody’s extensive network has clearly compelled her peers to nominate her for this honor, and I, along with my team, congratulate Jody on being named to this prestigious list.”

Jody is well-versed in complex mortgage technology solutions for lenders, banks, credit unions, GSEs, third party service providers, and other mortgage entities. She is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and regularly serves as a thought leader and expert resource in the mortgage media.

About Global DMS:

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Global DMS is a leading provider of commercial and residential real estate valuation solutions catering to lenders, servicers, AMCs, appraisers and other real estate entities. The company’s solution set is cost effectively delivered on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) transactional basis that ensures compliance adherence, reduces costs, increases efficiencies and expedites the entire real estate appraisal process. Global DMS’ solutions include its eTrac valuation management platform, eTrac WebForms, Global Kinex, AVMs, the MISMO Appraisal Review System (MARS) and AMCmatch.com.

For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.globaldms.com/ or call (877) 866-2747.

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Loyalty Solutions Marketing Firm Cogensia welcomes Barbara Olson as Senior VP Loyalty Solutions

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CHICAGO, Ill. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: Cogensia, a CAC Group Company, continues to grow its management team through addition of several new employees; including Barbara Olson as Senior Vice President, Loyalty Solutions, Mary Kay Simpson as Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Albert Pardilla as Manager, Client Solutions, and Andie Kulach as Account Manager.

“These leaders allow us to continue to deliver on the promise of customer-centric marketing, and adds to our collective expertise and strength our clients expect,” says Cogensia President and CEO, Brad Rukstales.

Barbara Olson is a seasoned marketing executive and loyalty marketing leader with over 20 years of experience driving company sales and profitability through effective, measurable, data-driven marketing initiatives that acquire, retain, and build relationships with profitable customers. Prior to joining Cogensia, Barb worked for Best Buy leading and revamping their loyalty program, and spent 10 years with Carlson Marketing managing 10 client brands including: Visa USA, Hallmark, AMC Theatres, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, TGI Friday’s restaurants, and Radisson Seven Seas Cruises.

Mary Kay (MK) Simpson joins us as Vice President, Product Management and Marketing. This newly created position underscores the emphasis on new products and services marketers are looking for. MK brings 15+ years of successful Product Management experience to Cogensia. MK’s experience in list development, customer databases, offline/online data integration and analytics provide the expertise needed in this position. Prior to joining Cogensia, MK worked for LSSiDATA and The Allant Group.

Albert Pardilla joins us as Manager, Client Solutions. Albert brings 14 years of targeted marketing experience as a business data strategist and solutions engineer for retail consumers and B2B industry clients. Prior to joining Cogensia, Albert spent 7 years with Tribune Company working with a variety of national retailers and organizations to create data-driven strategies in their loyalty and acquisition campaigns.

Andie Kulach joins us as Account Manager. Andie is an experienced marketing manager with 15+ years of successful metrics-driven loyalty experience across multiple industries. Prior to joining Cogensia, Andie worked on the OfficeMax MaxPerks program, Lettuce Entertain You’s Frequent Diner program, and provided customer base management services to multiple telecommunications companies.

About Cogensia, a CAC Group Company:

Cogensia is a customer marketing solutions firm empowering clients with data and insights by delivering technology solutions that facilitate program design, data management and integration, access to external data, and real-time intelligence. Today, Cogensia partners with clients on an international basis driving compelling intelligence for their digital advertising, online and offline CRM, real-time predictive modeling, and data management to deliver incremental ROI.

For more information, visit http://www.cogensia.com/ .

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eAgile

eAgile earns Patent for eSeal RFID-enabled packaging solution

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: eAgile Inc., a global leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent for the company’s eSeal(TM) RFID-enabled packaging solution. The eSeal solution solves many of the underlying concerns surrounding the nearly one trillion containers consumed annually by the medical, cosmetics, food and beverage industries. These industries require visibility throughout the distribution process to combat counterfeiting and product tampering.

“We now have a complete end-to-end solution that also secures the chain of custody from manufacturer to customer,” says Peter Phaneuf, president of eAgile Inc. “We are pleased to have developed a solution that is beneficial on so many levels. As RFID devices become more prevalent, product-specific safety information will be provided directly to consumers at the point of purchase, in real time, using their smartphones.”

“Our team has created a breakthrough solution to secure the supply chain,” says Gary Burns, CEO of eAgile Inc. “The demand for intelligent packaging continues to rise, especially in the pharmaceutical and over-the-counter (OTC) drug markets. Consumers and governments are demanding proof of safe and authentic products. Our RFID-enabled caps and shrink seals allow manufacturers to achieve compliance while protecting the integrity of their brand.”

eSeal customers can expect to gain the following benefits:
* Security. eSeal verifies the contents of sealed containers and cartons to ensure the product is genuine, not part of a recall, within the expiration date and has not been tampered with.
* Visibility. Every eSeal tagged item bears its own secure and unique ID for e-pedigree or regulatory compliance and can be individually tracked throughout distribution with a location and time/date stamp.
* Simplification. eSeal closures and shrink seals are designed to replace current packaging and can be introduced with minimal disruption.

About eAgile Inc.:

eAgile, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., sets the industry standard in RFID solutions by providing high quality, cost effective auto-identification products, hardware and software solutions that are finely tuned to customer needs. eAgile has one of the broadest ISO 9001:2008 certifications, which covers tag production, data management software and the building of complete RFID infrastructures. This unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, service and customer-focused solutions drives every aspect of the business and has helped establish eAgile as a technological leader.

Find out more at http://www.eAgile.com/ .

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Dubtronica Vol. I is a fresh look at electronic dub music from Colorado producer, writer and musician Devon Kurzweil

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DENVER, Colo. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Colorado based record label, Luxuryville, is set to kick off the fall surf season with their newest record, Dubtronica, Vol. I, a fresh look at electronic dub music. Celebrating the millennium, a newer more electronic dub sound has emerged; it combines authentic reggae rhythms, old-school dub sounds and newer electronic beats. This aptly titled style is called: Dubtronica.

When you think of good dub music, old-school artists like King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry may come to mind. Labels such as Trojan Records and Fire & Ice capture that telltale dub sound that is legendary. As the years have progressed, newer artists like Black Uhuru and Dub Syndicate have added their own style, expanding the boundaries of what is "dub" music.

Instrumental up-tempo beats, classic horn lines, scratchy political lyrics and deep half-time reggae grooves permeate the sound of Luxuryville's newest release, Dubtronica, Vol. I. There are even a few horn and guitar solos thrown in for style. The music segues seamlessly from double-time electronic beats into half-time old-school reggae riffs and bass lines, and then back again.

Every one of the eight tracks brings something new into the dub equation, experimenting in ways perhaps not yet imagined. Above all, the album's sound is fresh, memorable and turns the wheel another revolution in the dub world.

In a landscape full of incredible dub artists and reggae grooves, Luxuryville Records humbly pays homage to the dub genre and adds a little bit of their own spice. We hope that you will join us in the celebration and release of Luxuryville's long awaited dub album release, Dubtronica, Vol. I.

WHO IS BEHIND DUBTRONICA?

Colorado producer, writer and musician Devon Kurzweil is the driving force behind Luxuryville. A multi-instrumentalist and talented guitarist, Devon creates and performs the majority of the music featured on the new album. Dan Levin (Air Tight Experiment, Fina Dupa) handles the vocals flawlessly, as if reggae was his main gig. Adding even more color, the fine horn section of Soul School were brought in for those classic reggae horn lines. Dubtronica, Vol I., is the long awaited culmination of Devon's many surf trip musings and music explorations around the globe.

For additional information please contact Devon Kurzweil at (303) 667-1190. See more of the album at http://luxuryville.net/ .


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PhonTunes for Android for Free Music Discovery and Collection announced by Easeusapp

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NEW YORK, N.Y. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Easeusapp (a unit of EaseUS), the pioneering provider of mobile app and games, officially today announced release of PhonTunes for Android, the free music browser and player that enables users to search and download free music across the recommended music sites and the Internet. Not only that, this iconic music app redefines users' preference of local playlist management, giving users ability to easily batch download songs and organize them in customized local folders in a matter of minutes.

By far, listening to a song with a handy music app is one of the most popular habits around the world. Also, the problem of how to get access to free music and manage resources is increasingly apparent at a common level. Released this Tuesday July 22, the music app is a fully-fledged solution that can effectively helps users find favorite songs by search of artist, songs, album. It includes millions of free songs and more than 30 genres for a user's choice. In addition, it introduces creative batch download and local playlist manager to accelerate song downloads and optimize local files arrangement.

"Music is the most comfortable and relaxing entertainment. Each user has different taste of genres. However, getting favorite music is a challenge, especially if users fail to make an assessment for music sites. PhonTunes for Android is designed to help users to discover the right songs and manage them in users' preference," said Keno Wang, Product Manger of PhonTunes for Android. "Usually, it could be panic inducing if users need to search free music on the Internet and download them to a local playlist. This app allows users to easily test the feature and create personal playlists. That is worth it to try the app."

PhonTunes for Android Demonstrates Variety and Quality:
* Users can browse songs, artist and album to search favorite songs.
* It helps you download favorite music and songs with one touch. User can batch download a list of specified tracks. All music comes from the third-party media service -- reliable and legal.
* Recommend 7 hot music sites for users's choice: Last.fm, mp3.com, Artistserver, Soundowl, Free Music Archive, Jamendo, Archive. Also, users can input any site they want.
* It provides 3 common play modes: loop track, loop playlist, and randomize for user's preferences.
* Manage, edit, create, delete, sort local music and playlist.
* Gorgeous UI with friendly users experience.

Price and Availability:
PhonTunes for Android is free of charge. Users can download it from official website or Google Play store.

Official Source: http://www.easeusapp.com/download/phontunes_for_android.apk .

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yile.phontunes .

About Easeusapp:

Easeusapp's mission is to provide useful, clean and fresh software, mobile games, mobile apps and solutions to meet demands of innovation in the connected world. With this in mind, every product is developed under the principles of ease-of-use and high-practicality. Our aim to empower every user to freely handle complicated hassles, nurture a better understanding of the ins-and-outs of smart apps, and ultimately to enable any user to easily interact with their digital environments like professionals.

To learn more or experience Easeusapp software and solutions, visit our website at http://www.easeusapp.com/phontunes-android/ .


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True Fan Sports, a product development firm in Miami, launches all-new loyalty rewards campaign, ‘The True Fan Experience’

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MIAMI, Fla. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: These days, professional sports organizations are clamoring to retain their true fans. If an organization has true fans and would like to retain them while adding more, reward them. True Fan Sports, a product development firm in Miami, has created an all-new loyalty rewards campaign, "The True Fan Experience."

True Fan Sports have secured trademark rights to "The True Fan Loyalty Rewards Card" and also to the "True Fan Sports Rally Towel."

"This campaign was created with sports related organizations in mind, it helps convert your average everyday fans into True sports fans," says Emory Williams Jr., company CEO.

"We are currently looking to partner with the right professional sports organization, NBA, NFL, MLB, or Soccer," adds Williams. "Once a fan registers and becomes a member, it gives him or her access to the rewards card. The rewards card allows the members perks, discounts, prizes and more. Once a member they can now purchase the True Fan Rally Towel at a discounted price, the towels can be used at all team related events including games, helping to cheer the team on to victory, showing loyalty and support and that you are now a True Fan of that team."

This campaign will aid any team/organization in gaining new or retaining existing fans. The name on the rewards card and rally towel reiterates to them, who and what they are...True Fans!

If your sports organization is contemplating the addition or reorganizing of an existing program, True Fan Sports would like to talk with you.

For more information please visit http://www.truefansports.com/ .


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Jeff Fest Celebrates Chicago’s Regional Craft Beer at 2014 Arts and Music Festival

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CHICAGO, Ill. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Two Chicago neighborhood breweries are among the key sponsors of this year's Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival. Lagunitas Brewing and Lake Effect Brewing are showing their support for Chicago and its communities by participating in the festival in Jefferson Park, from July 25-27, 2014.

Lagunitas recently opened its second Brewery and TapRoom outside of California, and it's in Chicago. "We are thrilled to partner up with our Chicago neighbors and to have the opportunity to support community events such as Jeff Fest," said Karen Hamilton from Lagunitas. "And while our beer has been in Chicago for the last nine years, it's great to be able to now be a part of the exciting local beer scene."

Craft beer consumption is up, and local breweries and bars are quickly becoming popular places to visit and have been very supportive of local events. Jeff Fest is setting itself apart by serving local brews and engaging with the local breweries to show how they are part of the community.

Lake Effect Brewing Company was founded by Clint Bautz and Lynn Ford and is located at 4727 W. Montrose, Chicago, truly local. "Providing great, fresh beer is what we specialize in and our customers on the NW side are our biggest supporters. We see ourselves as the local brewery and are honored to be serving our craft at Jeff Fest," said Bautz, CEO and Co-Founder.

Jeff Fest is presented by 45th Ward Alderman Arena, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Jefferson Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District along with media partner 93.1 WXRT Chicago.

What better to go with a cold beer than some ribs from Gale Street Inn? As a Jefferson Park business and proud Jeff Fest sponsor, Gale Street Inn's popular food will be among the taste offerings at the Fest. In addition to key sponsor Gale Street Inn, there will be food offerings from:
* Bob Cha Food Truck
* Caponies Food Truck
* Chicago Cupcake Food Truck
* Creative Cooking
* Fischmans Wagyu Wagon.

There will be something for everyone with food, beverages, entertainment, art, and fun for the kids. Vegetarian options will be available.

Jefferson Memorial Park is located at 4822 N. Long Avenue, just west of Milwaukee Avenue. Fest-goers are encouraged to take public transportation, as the Jefferson Park Metra and CTA Blue Line transportation hub is just a block from the festival grounds. Plenty of bike racks also will be available.

The event is chaired by Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce Board members who volunteer their time for this community event. Proceeds from the festival support local student scholarships and Jefferson Park business-focused events. To date, 25 scholarships have been awarded to local students.

Road closures: Linder Avenue will be blocked off between Higgins and Lawrence Avenue for the three-day festivities.

The fee for admission is $7 per person, or $5 before 5 o'clock. Children ages 12 and under are Free. Coolers and liquor are not permitted. Festival hours are Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 26 from Noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, July 27 from Noon to 10 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome.

For more information, go to http://JeffFest.org/ .

Be sure you are the first to hear of announcements and plans for Jeff Fest and follow @JeffFestChicago on Twitter and at Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Fest-Arts-Music-Festival/96599731822 .


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EaseUS rolls out its latest data security suite, Todo Backup 7 Beta

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NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: EaseUS Software, a leading software provider for data backup, disaster recovery, and partition management solutions, today announced the release of EaseUS Todo Backup 7 Beta, which is the most reliable data backup and recovery tool-set to assist home and business users to ensure their data/system security.

Everyone is welcome to join the beta test and give feedback; a special gift is available for users who participate in this test.

"EaseUS always engaged in delivering the most reliable data security software to both home and business users," said Wan Jianhua, General Manager of EaseUS Software. "Todo Backup 7.0 is another step forward. Hope more users can join in this beta test, every kind of suggestion is warmly welcome."

New features:
* Newly designed and intuitive user interface to make operation easier.
* New added Smart backup feature helps to perform automatic backup once there is any changes to the selected files.
* Option to automatically update software when new version is available, no need to download and install software again.
* Fixed some bugs to improve product quality.

Join in EaseUS Todo Backup 7.0 Beta Test and Get Special Gift Here: http://www.todo-backup.com/beta-testing/ .

Other useful features from EaseUS Todo Backup:
* File/disk/partition backup and recovery.
* Migrate or restore system to a new PC.
* Exchange/SQL backup and recovery.
* Incremental/differential/schedule backup.
* Virtual machine backup and recovery.
* Disk/partition clone, etc.

About EaseUS Software:

EaseUS provides professional IT solutions for home, education and SMB users, service providers in data recovery, backup, system optimization and partition manager on both Windows and Mac platforms. Founded in 2004, EaseUS has established itself as a fast-growing international company with over 100 million wonderful users in the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.easeus.com/ .


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J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant 2014 announced by Neotrope to Develop Cause Marketing for U.S. Charities

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TORRANCE, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Neotrope, a 31 year old brand marketing, PR, and content development firm in California, today announced launch of its latest annual PR Grant program for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities for 2014. Launched in 2000, the non-profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential "halo" sponsors and donors.

As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination (through its Send2Press(R) Newswire service), and social media marketing for the charities. Average value of each grant is $2,500 to a minimum of 10 non-profit organizations "doing good" on a local or national level, with a total minimum value of $25,000. Qualified applicants also receive a 30 percent discount on most services.

There is no fee to apply, and applications are being accepted now through August 31, 2014 at http://prgrants.com/. Starting this year the application period has moved from winter to summer.

"We've been donating time and expertise whenever possible, since day one in 1983," said Christopher Simmons, member PRSA and ASCAP, and Neotrope CEO. "When we launched the formal PR Grant program in 2000 our intention was to leverage our background in public relations and marketing; we felt it more useful to help an organization 'spread the word' over giving orgs a small cash donation. Almost 15 years later, we're very proud to have successfully helped many worthy causes raise awareness, needed funds and get ink with this PR Grant program."

About Neotrope:

Since 1983 Neotrope(R) has delivered services to raise organization awareness including brand identity, marketing, public relations (PR), and social media services. Neotrope is also an entertainment publishing company involved in books, music, software, and online magazines. The company has been at the forefront of many communication and technology movements for over three decades. Neotrope was an Inc. 5000 company in 2009, has an A+ rating with the BBB, and is a member of GS1. Information: http://www.Neotrope.com/.

About the Non-Profit PR Grant:

The Non-Profit PR Grant(TM) program was originally launched in 2000 to help assist U.S. 501(c)3 worthy causes to raise awareness, attract halo sponsors, and better connect with donors and volunteers. Other PR industry firms have since copied the name, but ours is the original.

Starting in 2013, the Grant was named after the company co-founder, the late Dr. J.L. Simmons, PhD, who passed away in 2003. Now the Neotrope PR Grant program is known as the "J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant."

With this cause-related marketing grant program, Neotrope has been honored to help many worthy causes in past years, including Camp Blue Skies, Catalysts Powering Educational Performance (CPEP), Center for Student Opportunity, Children Awaiting Parents, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, Girls Write Now, Move for Hunger, The Native Voices Foundation, Special Equestrians, Starlight Children's Foundation, World Savvy and dozens more.

Grant recipients are selected by Neotrope/Send2Press staff based on qualified applications filled out and submitted by U.S. based non-profit orgs. Choices for grant recipients are both subjective, and based on overall activities and actual need, as well as best fit for support from the marketing team.

Additional information regarding the Neotrope 2014 J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant program for U.S. charitable non-profits and grant recipients can be found at: http://www.send2press.com/non-profit/ or http://prgrants.com/ or on Facebook at https://facebook.com/NonProfitPRGrants .


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Nordic Backup Inc. Introduces New Product Line for Consumer and Small Business Cloud Backup

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LAKE MARY, Fla. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Florida-based Nordic Backup, Inc., an international online backup company, recently expanded its business model to include small businesses after introducing 9 new products last month. This new product release coincides with a total company rebranding, new website, and more adept support features that the company hopes will better serve its existing customers and incoming small business accounts.

"We saw a real need for secure online storage at the small business level, where so many companies can't get the features they need at a reasonable price," said Alex Yarbrough, Nordic Backup Technician.

He adds, "We wanted to offer affordable backup services to small businesses, without forcing them to give up any of the important features that can make or break their business if disaster ever strikes."

Prior to their product launch, Nordic Backup catered to home and professional use. Now their 9 product line-up covers everything from single computer home users, to global corporations with hundreds of servers and thousands of Resellers covering all states.

Among these multi-level, no-contract, plans are Nordic Backup's 3 new Small Business packages, all with a range of pricing and comprehensive, market-leading features that the company has designed to suit small businesses of all sizes.

Their Small Business Basic plan includes 250 GB of storage, starting at $249/year. Businesses can scale these services up by opting for the Plus or Preferred plan. All Small Business plans offer file level backup for unlimited computers, file servers, and network shares; along with a variety of other features that are detailed on Nordic Backup's new website.

In addition, they've created more options for home and professional use, with plans starting at $54/year and $3/month, respectively.

Nordic Backup's new website is also making it easier for all customers to reach them with questions or emergencies. As part of their website redesign, their new Support page makes it easy to call or email Support with just a click of a button, easily locate User Guides, or get help 24/7.

The rest of Nordic Backup's website design and site updates are dedicated to improving user experience for online customers. Their new and improved website features faster loading times and easier to use website navigation -- improvements that are making Nordic Backup's online customer experience better than ever before.

About Nordic Backup, Inc.:

Nordic Backup is a simple, complete, and affordable solution to secure online storage around the world. They have more than 10 years of experience in safeguarding their clients from disaster by automatically backing up every important personal file. With their best priced packages and market-leading features, getting your life back affordably and without missing a beat is simple.

Nordic Backup is a U.S. company with U.S. based support, servicing America, Europe and Asia. To learn more, visit http://www.nordicbackup.com/ .


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Moments of Life: Made Possible By Hospice campaign features Four Seasons Compassion for Life

Palliative Care

FLAT ROCK, N.C. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: North Carolina's Four Seasons Compassion for Life has been chosen by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization as part of its new "Moments of Life: Made Possible By Hospice" campaign. Through one patient's personal story, Four Seasons demonstrates the hospice focus on living and enabling special moments and memories at end of life for patients and their loved ones.

The "Moments of Life" campaign debuts in celebration of the 40th anniversary of hospice care in the United States, featuring stories gathered by hospices across the country of patient and family experiences, at http://www.momentsoflife.org/ .

Four Seasons recently celebrated its 35th anniversary as a nationally respected, award-winning non-profit hospice and palliative care organization with a focus on quality of life at end of life.

"We need to break through myths about hospice," says Anita Brikman, a senior vice president with NHPCO. "The common misconception is that hospice patients are merely lying in bed, waiting for their end to come. For families who have experienced hospice, they see the focus is not on dying - but about living as fully as possible."

The Four Seasons contribution to the "Moments of Life" campaign focuses on former patient Deneen Fendig's heart-warming relationship with her son, Jeff Trussell, and her experiences of his wedding day. The ceremony was held at Elizabeth House, an in-patient residence, and officiated by Jane McKown, a Four Seasons chaplain.

The story is prominently featured in the national public service announcement, in national news coverage, and on the "Moments of Life" micro-site at http://www.momentsoflife.org/stories/guest-honor .

The tender interactions of mother and son on camera included the types of personal moments "we haven't seen anywhere else," says Brikman. "Her thoughts and his narrative clearly show that hospice not only provides the highest quality care, it affords more moments, memories and opportunities."

"Ultimately, hospice helps patients obtain the end of life care they prefer at home, free of pain, and surrounded by loved ones," says Chris Comeaux, CEO of Four Seasons. "Stories like that of Deneen and Jeff show that even when you're dying, there is still a lot of living to do."

Four Seasons Compassion for Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a dedicated team of health care professionals, social workers, spiritual care professionals and volunteers deeply committed to its mission of co-creating the care experience. Nationally known for its leadership in innovative, quality hospice and palliative care services, Four Seasons is a former Circle of Life award recipient from the American Medical Association, and is nationally featured in the 2014 "Moments of Life" campaign of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

For more information, visit http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ .
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New SentryMart TeleSentry is an innovative miniature emergency response system well suited for protection of women of all ages

Target Microsystems Inc

HEBRON, Ohio /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: SentryMart today announced availability of TeleSentry™, an innovative new miniature emergency response system well suited for protection of women of all ages. TeleSentry, built to meet alarm industry standards, can get help anywhere in the USA 24/7/365 where there's T-Mobile 2G cellular service. SentryMart is a division of Target Microsystems, Inc.

According to Don Ridgeway, CEO and President, "TeleSentry is designed to be a woman's best friend. It's hassle-free, easy to use, easy to conceal, and doesn't interfere with active lifestyles. It can provide mobile help-button protection for women of all ages. It's about time."

He adds, "Traditional Emergency Response Monitoring TV commercials have long focused sole attention on protection of homebound older women, ignoring the protective needs of actively mobile women. Traditional emergency response systems only provide protection in the home and within about 300 feet of the home. There's no protection if there's an emergency while away from home."

Just press a tiny button, and a powerful built-in speaker and microphone enable 2-way voice contact with a certified emergency care dispatcher who knows who you are, and can know where you are via the U-TDOA network.

The dispatcher quickly summons the needed help, and can stay on the line until help arrives. In a medical emergency, the dispatcher can provide EMS with a summary of unique medical conditions, and any special dispatch instructions (911 operators don't have such information).

TeleSentry's design is elegantly simple, rugged and shower-safe. It's small, measuring only 1 3/4-inches x 1 3/4-inches x 5/8-inches and weighing just over an ounce. There's no hassle about keeping it plugged into a charger every night. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to 2 months between charges, and phone reminders are sent if the battery is nearly run down. Advanced cellular technology provides structure penetration and tower range greater than many cell phones.

Of great importance to women, TeleSentry provides non-demeaning invisible protection. It can be carried in pocket or purse, but is most effective when worn as a neck pendant under shirt or blouse, for easy access when seconds count. That's particularly important for active young women. According to Department of Justice statistics, girls ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape or sexual assault. Portability also offers a great blessing for active older women living alone. It's a truism that seniors are able to live independently longer if they know that they can summon help 24/7/365 by just pressing a button, wherever they may be.

Buy TeleSentry for $89.95. The first month's monitoring is free. Thereafter there's a continuing $24.95/month monitoring fee, payable by automated monthly debit to credit card or debit card. There's no long-term contract, and there's a one year warranty. There's a money back guarantee, if not satisfied return within 30 days for a full refund. Visit http://www.sentrymart.com/ for more information or to order online.

About SentryMart:

SentryMart is a division of Target Microsystems, Inc, a Better Business Bureau A+ provider of emergency response (ERS) monitoring in Central Ohio. Since 1995, Target has provided hundreds of at-risk persons with emergency response protection.

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Gretchen Learman Burrier launches Blue Ribbon Events serving Washington DC with event planning and protocol guidance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: With over 15 years of experience coordinating events and providing protocol guidance to senior U.S. government officials and Members of Congress, Gretchen Learman Burrier, today announced the formal launch of her special events and international protocol company Blue Ribbon Events to serve the greater Washington, D.C. areas.

The name Blue Ribbon Events is based on her passion for all things equestrian.

"One of my goals is to make your event first-class, seamless behind the scenes, and unforgettable," Burrier says. "My clients trust me and know that they can hand me the reins from start to finish, and actually enjoy their event with their guests."

In addition to her extensive event planning background, Burrier has worked in congressional affairs, served as a communications director on Capitol Hill, as an acting press director for a federal agency, and has worked extensively over her career and personal life with dignitaries, celebrities, and other VIPs.

Blue Ribbon Events will specialize in executing the following types of events:
* Charity Functions;
* Teas;
* Showers;
* Black Tie Affairs;
* Cocktail Reception;
* Birthday Parties;
* Holiday Parties;
* Panel Discussions;
* Press Conferences;
* Destination Weddings in Ireland.

Protocol guidance is also available for individuals traveling overseas or those hosting international guests at their events.

In addition to her extensive event planning background, Learman Burrier is a former Beverly Hills Debutante through National Charity League and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

"Let Blue Ribbon Events plan your next event. Whether you need assistance planning a shower, cocktail party, holiday gathering, traditional tea, simply writing the perfect toast or remarks, or guidance on international protocol, our team can provide you with the guidance and coordination you are looking for," concludes Burrier.

Please contact Blue Ribbon Events at 703-507-0712 to begin planning your next affair. You may also be interested in following Blue Ribbon Events' blog and Facebook page. Gretchen Learman Burrier is available for media interviews upon request.

For more information, visit: http://www.blueribboneventswashingtondc.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/blueribboneventswashingtondc/ .


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Paragon BioTeck Receives 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plug

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PORTLAND, Ore. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Oregon's Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Comfortear(R) Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plug.

"Receiving FDA 510(k) clearance for this device is an important milestone for Paragon. Dry eye affects over 4.8 million people in the U.S. and, keeping with Paragon's ultimate goal to protect and preserve eyesight, the Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plug is a great addition to our portfolio of FDA regulated ophthalmic products," says Lauren M-C Bluett, Director of Quality Assurance.

About Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plug:

Comprised of the synthetic absorbable polymer, polydioxanone, the Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plugs are medium-term implants designed to be inserted into the canaliculus in order to block tear drainage through the lacrimal drainage system. The Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plugs are available in two diameters: 0.4mm and 0.5mm. The implants are supplied sterile with two implants per package.

Absorption time for the Comfortear(R) Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plugs is approximately 6 months (=<6). For full prescribing information, visit http://www.paragonbioteck.com/ .

Product Availability:

The Comfortear(R) Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plugs will ship July 2014. To preorder or learn more about Paragon's products, call 888-424-1192. Product orders or inquiries can also be sent to orders@paragonbioteck.com.

For up to date information on Paragon BioTeck, Inc., subscribe to its newsletter to receive important information regarding the product launch, special offers and more.

About Paragon BioTeck, Inc.:

Paragon BioTeck is a privately held ophthalmic-focused biopharmaceutical and medical device company pursuing the development and commercialization of products addressing unmet medical needs in the fight to protect and preserve eyesight.

For more information on the company and its work, please visit http://www.paragonbioteck.com/ or call 888-424-1192.


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PhoneRescue iOS Data Recovery Software announced by iMobie Inc.

Data Recovery Software

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: iMobie Inc., an innovative iOS related software developer, today announced the release of PhoneRescue - a comprehensive iPhone data recovery solution that is fully capable of retrieving almost all the commonly used personal data and multimedia files directly from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

By supporting up to 22 types of iOS content, PhoneRescue gives a new choice that helps iPhone, iPad users find back their lost photos, messages, call history, voicemail, Safari bookmarks, music, videos, books, etc.

"We've successfully introduced the world-class iOS file management and iPhone cleaner software which are well-known as AnyTrans and PhoneClean. This time, the leading cause that motivates us to present PhoneRescue is to give our users the peace of mind in knowing all their valued iOS content is recoverable, no matter how the situation turns out," says Frank Kong, the founder and CEO at iMobie Inc.

Features:
1. Recovery on almost all types of iOS content - including up to 22 types of personal data, multimedia files, and even app document and files.
2. Support exporting various files with different file formats - PhoneRescue supports exporting the most common data with its corresponding format, and conveniently copy-n-paste the output to the clipboard.
3. Introducing the unique iOS Data Undelete feature - helps retrieve the mistakenly deleted data with one-of-a-kind Choose-items-before-scanning mode to ensure the whole recovery process as fast as possible.

Supported Content:

Personal Data - Contacts, Call History, Messages, VoiceMail, Calendar, Reminder, Notes, Safari Bookmark, Safari history

Media Data - Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Music, Video, Ringtone, Playlist, iBook, Audio book

App Data - App Document, App Photo, App Audio, App Video

For more details: http://www.imobie.com/phonerescue/ .

Price and Availability:

PhoneRescue is currently available for $49.90: http://www.imobie.com/phonerescue/buy.htm .

About iMobie Inc.:

iMobie Inc. was established at the end of 2011, and located in Tianfu Software Park (China), a place gathered great many talented software engineers. The brand name iMobie is from I'M Optimistic, Brave, Independent & Efficient, which represents the main characters of their teammates. http://www.imobie.com/ .


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Loren Weisman, the branding fool, launches ‘Proof of Concept Tour,’ a 2-month, 40-city book and speaking tour

Loren Weisman TAG2ND SANTA MONICA, Calif., /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Loren Weisman, a music industry consultant, and self-proclaimed "branding fool," is the author of "The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business" (ISBN: 978-1608325788). On June 28, he begins the "Proof of Concept Tour," a two-month, 40-city book and speaking tour. It will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. at The Third Street Promenade Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica, Calif. at 1201 3rd Street.

Special guests will include multi Grammy(R) Award Winning Producer/Engineer, Val Garay.

In addition to signing copies of his new book, Weisman plans to focus his Santa Monica Barnes & Noble book signing on artist branding and will launch the audio version of the first chapter, "The Music Industry and You" (ISBN: 978-1626341487) from "The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business."

Chapter One is narrated by Weisman and has 20 tracks. It includes more than one hour of advice with track titles such as: Are You a Good Investment?; If It Was Easy; and How Do You Spell Success?

Several guests from inside and outside the music industry will join Weisman in "The Proof of Concept Tour" to share their branding ideas and applications. In addition to branding fundamentals, wilder branding ideas will also be tossed into the mix.

"These concepts are ideal for people in and out of the music business to use and apply from the book and beyond," Weisman says. "Branding is essential for any business. If you're not branding your images, your logo, your font and your content, and then reinforcing it with consistent and uniform content, you're getting lost in the mix."

"The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business" delivers the, "Who, What, When, Where, Why and How" of the steps musicians and bands have to take to succeed in music.

"It's a roadmap from passion to profession," Weisman says.

The audio book chapters from "The Artists Guide to Success in the Music Business" will be released every two weeks following the June 28 Chapter One release.

All 11 chapters are available for $2.99. In between each chapter, additional audios, including the introduction, conclusion and various music business tip quotes will be released for free.

During "The Proof of Concept Tour," Weisman will visit Miami, New Orleans, Nashville, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Austin, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Francisco, St. Louis, Oklahoma City and many other cities.

For more information, visit: http://www.lorenweisman.com/ .

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Electric Compass Tracker is a new Enterprise Workforce GPS Tracking App for iPhone and iPad

iPhone GPS tracking app

DARIEN, Conn. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Electric Compass, a leader in mobile enterprise GPS solutions, today announced the availability of its GPS tracker app for iPhone and iPad (iOS). Electric Compass Tracker is different from the many consumer-grade iPhone location tracking apps currently available because it offers a powerful suite of enterprise workforce tracking features.

"There are a bunch of consumer-grade iPhone tracker apps out there, but only Electric Compass Tracker offers full enterprise-grade iPhone GPS tracking," said Michael Forbes, Managing Director of Electric Compass. "Businesses that want to gain more control over their field workforce, add more tasks per worker per day or cut unnecessary mileage using iPhones need to consider Electric Compass Tracker for its powerful tracking, alerting, history and reporting capabilities."

Businesses can now track the GPS location of field workers using iPhones and iPads in real-time on the same proven Electric Compass Tracker platform that supports Android devices, Windows Mobile computers, BlackBerry, installed vehicle trackers and asset tracking devices.

Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite tracking is proven to dramatically increase field worker productivity and decrease costs. Deploying GPS tracking will typically increase field workforce productivity by up to 12 percent while reducing fuel costs by up to 30 percent. Safety is greatly improved as speeding can be decreased by up to 95 percent.

The iPhone GPS tracking app available with Electric Compass Tracker allows managers and dispatchers to more effectively address field business issues including:
* Achieve complete visibility into field operations to increase productivity, improve safety and save costs.
* Find closest worker to a location to improve response to urgent events such as service calls or sales opportunities.
* Improve worker compliance with safety and track productivity with alerts for speeding, unauthorized travel, entering or leaving designated areas (geofences) and more.
* Gain insight into patterns of field activities with the ability to review full "breadcrumb" history for user location, travel and alerts generated.
* Improve business intelligence through a wide range of reports and schedule report subscriptions for automatic delivery by email.
* Organize field workers into tracking groups based on location and/or job function.
* Provide full security through role-based tracking dashboard login permissions.
* Have anywhere, anytime access to worker locations from the web and our smartphone "supervisor" app.
* Flexible GPS tracking for a diverse workforce using company-supplied smartphones , bring-your-own-device (BYOD) smartphones, mobile computers, vehicle "black box" trackers and asset tracking devices all on the same cloud-based tracking and reporting system.

For more information on Electric Compass Tracker, visit http://electriccompass.com/tracking/mobile-computer-tracking/ .

ABOUT ELECTRIC COMPASS: GPS FOR WORK(TM):

Electric Compass ( http://www.electriccompass.com/ ) offers GPS services, software and hardware solutions for enterprises with field workforces. Electric Compass is focused on helping companies add GPS capabilities to their field mobility and fleet solutions though its innovative products. Founded in 2008 by mobile GPS veterans, Electric Compass understands the challenges of deploying a mobile computing solution and provides the expertise, experience and support to help companies profit from using GPS in the field.

Electric Compass offers GPS tracking and navigation solutions for Android devices, iPhones, Windows Mobile computers, installed vehicle tracking devices and field asset trackers.


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Itinerail helps travelers get at-a-glance comparisons so they can save big on train travel in Europe

European rail journey

BOURNEMOUTH, U.K. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Tim Robins announces the launch of itinerail - a new site providing an independent and objective guide for anyone considering traveling in Europe by train. 100 percent free to use, it shows clearly and impartially who offers the cheapest tickets for practically any European rail journey.

"Train travel in Europe is getting better every year, with new direct high-speed lines between its great cities opening almost every few months. You can now get a direct train between Paris and Barcelona, for example, in just over six hours, with centre-to-centre travel and fantastic scenery included for free, but none of the hassles of flying," says founder Tim Robins.

"But who offers the cheapest train tickets from Paris to Barcelona? This is where www.itinerail.com comes in: it allows users to compare hundreds of European rail journeys by cost, duration, frequency of service, routing option (e.g. via Paris or Lille) and travel time (day or overnight). No other European rail site does this - they all just want to sell you a ticket for their own services."

The site isn't just a faceless search algorithm, though. Developed and run entirely by Tim, who spent months conducting "on-the-ground" research all over Europe, it can provide the personal touch that no booking engine can. So not only does it contain step-by-step instructions on how to change stations en route (in Paris, Lille, or elsewhere), it also has a host of tried-and-tested tips for saving money on European rail tickets and getting around Europe's great cities. And it doesn't leave its visitors at the arrival station - there are also interactive maps of over 250 hotspots (stations, museums, monuments, and more) that every traveler should be aware of.

"A lot of North American travelers automatically assume that a rail pass will be their best option for getting around Europe. Hundreds of dollars spent, but overnight and high speed supplements still to pay, and reservations on certain services having to be laboriously confirmed each time," says Robins.

"I recommend 'point-to-point' (PTP) travel instead, where you only buy tickets for the train journeys you need. PTP = no expensive passes + no commitment + no complicated rules + the cheapest fares. In researching this site, I found out just how many great value PTP fares there are - as long as you know where to look. Paris to Milan for 29 Euro, including seat reservation? No problem! That's what my site does - it shows you what the cheapest fares are, and exactly how to get them."

About itinerail:

Itinerail is the brainchild of Englishman Tim Robins who is passionate about trains, travel and languages, and who (after a career in the law) spent years teaching himself to write code in order to develop it. To learn more visit: http://www.itinerail.com/ .


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Branding: Is that a ’59 Cadillac Tail Fin in Your Pocket? NY Cadillac Restoration Company Rebrands and Expands

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WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: America's premier one-stop Cadillac restoration and parts firm has been renamed Castle Cadillac, located at 1090 Route 376, Wappingers Falls, New York, to mark the start of a campaign to renovate and refurbish the facility where Cadillac owners have been coming for years for reliable service for their vehicle.

Car enthusiasts of all ages are being invited to stop by and perhaps get permission to take a selfie while sitting in the driver's seat of Frank Nicodemus' 1955 Eldorado Biarritz convertible. That is the same seat where Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sat during a publicity event a few years ago to promote the start of another of their famous concert tours.

After 44 years as a restoration specialist for Cadillac cars, it was time to refurbish and introduce some long needed improvements to the highly regarded firm. It was a case of restoring to "good as new" condition the business known for returning classic cars to showroom status.

The facility, which was always affectionately known as "the Castle," will hold some "reopening" events as a way of celebrating the renewed and reinvigorated phase of Castle Cadillac's efforts to preserve, protect, and promote automobile history.

Frank Nicodemus and Chris Semke have a combined total of almost a century of expertise but they are making a concerted effort to introduce a new generation of Cadillac restoration customers of the need for careful and precise work which then earn their proud owners awards and trophies at restoration competitions in the future.

Anyone who arrives at Castle Cadillac before June 20, 2014, driving a fifty year old or older example of that famous brand of car will get a free restoration estimate/consultation.

More information: http://frank-nicodemus.com/ .


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Market Study: Changing Consumer and Business Purchase Patterns, 2014-2019

Telecom Buying

DURANGO, Colo. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Overall U.S. spending on telecommunications is expected to increase nearly two percent from $422B this year to $456B in 2019, though such modest growth masks the cavernous disparities between business versus consumer outlays across more than 19 different hardware, software, and service segments tracked in this new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation.

Insight Research's market analysis study, "US Telecom Buying: Changing Consumer & Business Purchase Patterns, 2014-2019" tracks consumer versus business spending across four broad areas: hardware, software, managed services, and connectivity. Each broad area is further segmented.

For example, in terms of hardware, and more specifically cell phones, business purchasing will grow nearly 16 percent over the forecast period while consumers spending on this type of hardware will decline at an even faster rate. Another example, taken from the realm of mobile device applications software sales, posits business spending will grow at a 20 percent rate over our forecast period, while consumer spending will grow only in the mid-single digits.

For example, connectivity spending by business versus consumer is further divided into cellular voice; cellular data; cellular data cards; cellular routers and gateways; wireline voice, wireline WANs; DSL high-speed Internet connectivity; fiber high-speed Internet connectivity; and cable high-speed Internet connectivity. As another example, within the broad area of managed services, spending by business versus consumer is further segmented into M2M services; unified communications services; and managed hosting and co-location services.

"The very wide disparities in projected spending growth that we found when looking at consumer and business buying trends across more than 19 different telecommunications categories came as quite a shock," says Robert Rosenberg, President of Insight Research.

He adds, "Our research left little doubt in our minds that the carriers, their software developers, and their equipment suppliers are going to put ever greater amounts of their development budgets into areas that meet the needs of businesses."

An excerpt of this enterprise telecommunications services market research report, table of contents, and ordering information are http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/buying14.asp .

This 153-page report is available immediately in Electronic (PDF) format and can be ordered online for $4,695.

Visit our website - http://www.insight-corp.com/ - or call 973-541-9600 for details.


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Segoma Imaging to launch updated 360-degree Next Generation Diamond Display Techologies in 2014

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Segoma Imaging Technologies will be launching its next generation of diamond 360 imaging technology soon. Segoma has revolutionized the diamond industry by providing diamond traders and buyers with what they really need: the ability to view any diamond - exactly as it is - in 360 degrees.

When it comes to evaluating a diamond's shape, color, clarity, beauty and sparkle, viewing a diamond photographed by Segoma in 360 degrees is as holding the stone in your hand. This proprietary technology replaces the need to evaluate diamonds in person, saving countless shipping hours and unnecessary flights around the world.

"Our first generation of diamond scanners were built to document reality and ensure accuracy, transparency and security. Our next generation of automatic diamond scanners give the ability to see a diamond from all sides while allowing to see the exact shape color clarity and cut of a diamond in a way which was never before possible, even better than our first generation," says Litan Yahav, CEO of Segoma.

Yahav added, "Gone are the days of sending physical diamonds to prospective buyers. It costs too much, the risk is too high, and there is a more efficient way. Our diamond scanners now enable to capture diamonds in all their magnificence - at the highest possible resolution - to make inspecting a diamond an ease and a pleasure."

Segoma is already an established name for digital diamond display. Many savvy customers already demand "a Segoma" from traders and manufacturers before they contemplate finalizing a purchase. Segoma reports that since the beginning of this year, already two and a half million potential buyers have viewed almost a hundred thousand of Segoma images, resulting in millions of dollars in sales.

Ever since Segoma launched its first generation cutting-edge diamond imagery, competitors have worked tirelessly to try and replicate the same success. Segoma's images are completely authentic - they do not undergo any image processing or manipulation and/or aesthetic enhancements. What you see is what you get.

Segoma's photography centers are located within the main diamond bourses in the world - Mumbai, New York and Ramat Gan - allowing diamond dealers the flexibility to send diamonds directly and receive them back on the next business day.

Click here to view a demonstration of Segoma diamond 360 image:
http://segoma.com/version8.3/gazit/C10.html .
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Ruxly Creative helps Jessica Wade Inc. Launch New Website as part of its Five Year Anniversary

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MIAMI, Fla. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Miami-based communications agency Jessica Wade Inc. this month celebrates its 5 year anniversary with the launch of its newly designed website at www.jessicawadeinc.com. In collaboration with Ruxly Creative, the website has been upgraded to reflect the prevailing style, sophistication, and professionalism that the agency embodies.

Ruxly Creative, an innovative boutique agency, supported Jessica Wade Inc. by enhancing and aligning the new website to correspond with the agency's fresh, exciting direction with focus on creative industries, such as film. Ruxly, who has worked with clients such as Bacardi, Toyota, and Chevrolet, assisted with the revitalization of Jessica Wade Inc.'s image and reinforced the company's commitment to innovation and creativity.

Over the last five years, President Jessica Wade Pfeffer has expanded her business extensively, accepting clients and challenges that span a variety of industries. Jessica Wade Inc. has had the pleasure of working with many creative minds within the art scene, including Miami International Film Festival (MIFF).

In addition to MIFF, recent clients and projects also included a Winter Music Conference week event by Philips with Dutch music producer & DJ Armin Van Buuren and famed tenor Andrea Bocelli who held special event performances in Miami this year. The company also helped promote tourism-film initiative, The Reel Miami Project and Pop-Up Piano Miami's events during Art Basel week since its conception. Currently, Jessica Wade Inc. is helping launch a new fine-dining restaurant in North Miami called El'eat Restaurant & Lounge and just wrapped up the 11th edition of Miami Dance Festival. Showcasing the agency's diverse skillset, they also represent one of the nation's leading real estate companies, the fourth generation Atlantic | Pacific Companies.

"In today's market, I feel fortunate to have made it to our five year mark and look forward to many more years to come. I am grateful for the team players who have worked with our clients and provided them with creative ideas, commitment, integrity and loyalty. Our company takes pride in delivering excellence," states Jessica Wade Pfeffer, President of Jessica Wade Inc.

She adds, "We believe that treating our clients as part of the family is what sets us apart. It's the personal touch that makes all the difference which is why many of our clients have been with us for a long time."

About Jessica Wade Inc.:

Jessica Wade Inc. is an innovative communications agency known for establishing strong relationships with its clients in order to achieve their bottom-line through goal-driven public relations and marketing strategies.

For more information and client list, visit http://www.jessicawadeinc.com/ or call (305) 456-0483. You can also follow Jessica Wade Inc. on Facebook and Twitter (@JessicaWadeInc).

About Ruxly Creative:

Ruxly Creative is a vibrant boutique creative agency based in Miami, San Francisco and New York City. The Ruxly mission is to illuminate the beauty and magic in brands, ideas and messages. The agency comes armed with an innovative league of crafty creatures who make art, video, music and digital creations for companies across the globe.


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New Fastmark M3 and M4 Series Portable Bar Code Printers Now Shipping from AMT Datasouth

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CAMARILLO, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: AMT Datasouth Corp., a leading supplier of value-added printing solutions, today announced that its Fastmark(R) M3 and M4 battery-powered, portable, thermal bar code printers are now shipping and available with AMT Datasouth's proven proprietary PAL programming language.

For more than five years, AMT Datasouth has sold portable printer solutions. Its latest M series portable printers feature the most current technology in a compact package at an attractive price.

Coupled with PAL, the M3 and M4 are particularly well suited for printing applications where the printer needs to interface with legacy systems or where changing systems to support new applications is not practical.

So, what are the benefits of AMT Datasouth's proprietary PAL printing and programming language to users? They are numerous. Users can easily interpret, translate, filter, add-to and format almost any data stream sent from any host running any application. Vertical markets served by PAL include: healthcare, pharmaceutical, warehousing, safety and service among others.

The Fastmark M3 printer is rugged, durable and lightweight. It weighs only 19 ounces with the battery, is easy to carry and has an optional belt clip or shoulder strap. An easy-to-load design handles paper rolls up to three inches wide and prints up to four tips.

The Fastmark M4 can handle media up to 4.4 inches wide, and offers both Bluetooth and WiFi interfaces simultaneously. It's also available with an optional LCD. Both models offer vehicle chargers, RTC and are Windows and ZPL compatible.

About AMT Datasouth Corp.:

Since 1983, AMT Datasouth Corp. has been a leading supplier of specialty printers for the bar code and forms printing markets. It sells its products through value-added resellers (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide.

For more information about the Fastmark M3, M4, PAL and all of AMT Datasouth's products, please visit: http://www.amtdatasouth.com/ .

PLEASE DIRECT INQUIRIES TO:
AMT Datasouth Sales
Phone: (800) 215-9192
Sales@amtdatasouth.com
801 Camarillo Springs Road, Suite D, Camarillo, CA 93012.


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New PC migration freeware EaseUS Todo PCTrans offers reliable and effective data transfer solution for Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: EaseUS Software, the innovative software provider for storage management, data backup and disaster recovery, today announced the release of its brand new PC migration freeware - EaseUS Todo PCTrans, which offers reliable and effective data transfer solution for Windows XP/Vista/7/8.

Need to transfer all data to the new computer? Want to move applications along with the settings to new system? Or have to upgrade Window XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8? EaseUS Todo PCTrans will be a good assistance to complete the issues above.

EaseUS Todo Trans is the best PC transfer tool for Windows users which can easily and securely transfer important documents, files, folders, photos, music, applications from an old PC to a new one, with no need to reinstall programs, and leaving nothing behind.

Top Benefits of EaseUS Todo PCTrans:
* Transfer music, pictures, documents, etc. from old PC to a new one.
* Reliable and secure, old PC remains intact, no harm to new PC.
* Intuitive and easy-to-use, no technical knowledge is required.
* 7 X 24 free transfer assistance.
* Full support Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, 32-bit and 64-bit.

Editors' Reviews for EaseUS Todo PCTrans:

Softpedia - "A simple and efficient application aimed to offer you the ability of transferring data and applications from one computer to another. EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is a useful and reliable software solution created to serve in computer migration operations, be it from one machine to another or from an earlier version of your OS to a newer one."

BetaNews - "Migrating to a new PC can be a tedious, time-consuming business. EaseUS Todo PCTrans 6.5 Free does do a reasonable job of automating the data transfer process, and it's certainly easy to use."

"EaseUS' product and technology is driven to transfer better secure data innovation to realize your inspire achievement," says Wan Jianhua, General Manager of EaseUS Software. "Todo PCTrans is a reliable data migration tool, and we think it will do great help to the users who need to upgrade system or change PC."

In addition, EaseUS Software provides another two kinds of software to offer comprehensive solution for data backup and partition management for business users.

EaseUS Todo Backup: The best Windows backup software to protect whole system, all files and programs on a regular basis, and more.

EaseUS Partition Master: All-in-one disk partition management tool to extend system partition, settle low disk space problem, manage disk space easily.

About EaseUS Software:

EaseUS provides professional IT solutions for home, education and SMB users, service providers in data recovery, backup, system optimization and partition manager on both Windows and Mac platforms. For more information, please visit http://www.easeus.com/ .

"EaseUS" is registered trademark of CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd.


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MCT Trading announces MCTlive, a secondary marketing technology platform designed for capital markets trading and pipeline management

Secondary Marketing

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging, loan sale execution, and risk management services, today announced the formal launch of MCTlive(TM), a secondary marketing technology platform designed for capital markets trading and pipeline management.

MCTlive provides lenders with a browser-based software solution, robust online tools and real-time analytics for secondary marketing departments.

"We took a lot of time to carefully engineer and perfect MCTlive over the last two years," said Curtis Richins, president of MCT. "The team at MCT has extensive experience in capital markets, which in conjunction with input from clients, has honed MCTlive into a superior secondary marketing platform. Unlike most commercially available secondary marketing software offerings, MCTlive was truly built by the secondary marketing people in the trenches for secondary marketing people."

A big part of MCT's overall value proposition is its hands-on, highly service-oriented secondary marketing support and guidance that makes lenders more profitable while carefully managing risk. MCT provides a dedicated team of actual traders for all hedging and loan sale activities. The addition of MCTlive takes MCT's offering a step further by empowering lenders with real-time online tools, automation, analytics and reporting that gives them enhanced visibility and control over their secondary marketing functions.

Key components of MCTlive(TM) include:
* Standalone platform with an easy-to-use, 100 percent browser-operated interface
* Real-time mark to market and best execution capability
* Incorporates any 3rd party MSR values for retained/released decisioning
* Robust, dashboard-level reporting with full audit trail tracking functionality
* Detailed reports for pipeline management, data QC, and profitability monitoring
* Proprietary pricing engine for accurate, consistent pricing and best execution loan sales
* Ability to integrate with LOS platforms, eliminating rekeying information for data integrity
* Ongoing access to MCT's traders for immediate customer support

Phil Rasori, MCT's COO and Chief Architect of MCTlive, stated: "We have over 100 clients and growing that count on us daily to provide ongoing education and advice in order to implement effective hedging strategies. With MCTlive, we further differentiate ourselves by combining a highly interactive approach to advisory services with real-time online tools, delivering the best possible secondary results for lenders."

Rasori adds: "We invested significant time and resources to combine this best of both worlds. For some clients, MCTlive will be used primarily for enhanced reporting while other clients will use it as a complete capital markets platform."

MCT is known in the mortgage industry for successfully transitioning clients from best efforts to mandatory deliveries in an educational and seamless manner. MCTlive adds a rich secondary marketing online offering to the company's hedging pipeline management and risk management service.

About MCT Trading:

MCT Trading is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and Charlotte.

MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 100 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. MCT also offers a central lock desk service to mortgage bankers that effectively outsources the lock desk function called LockCentral.

For more information, please visit http://www.mct-trading.com/ or call (619) 543-5111.


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World’s First ‘PR Gallery’ to Open in Florida with works of XVALA and Daniel Edwards

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) today announced it will open the doors to its new concept "The Showroom," the world's first public relations gallery, this Thursday in the Warehouse Arts District in Saint Petersburg, Fla. The Showroom is a collaboration between the mechanics of public relations (PR) and the traditional characteristics of a fine arts gallery.

"This concept has been in the works for almost three years now," says Allen. "After scouting locations across the nation, we recognized that St. Petersburg is where the first PR gallery needed to be."

Opening night will feature a retrospective of Post-PC Artist XVALA who's famous for his "Fear Google" campaign and celebrity trash sculptures; created from the residential trash, collected by the artist, of celebrities and tech icons such as Kim Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and others.

The show will also showcase XVALA's street art of the highly controversial nude selfies of Scarlett Johansson and the artist's "Celebrity Chimp," which was featured on NBC's "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.

"I support Cory's vision," said XVALA. "The PR gallery concept and having St. Petersburg as the location for this concept makes sense and I look forward to being a part of both."

The evening's show will also feature a special viewing of Celebrity Artist Daniel Edwards' "Landmark for Breastfeeding"; a life-size park bench sculpture of Angelina Jolie nude, double-breastfeeding her twins. Highly publicized by the media and the public, the sculpture sparked public breast-feeding debates worldwide and was named by TIME magazine as the "Top Breast-Feeding Controversies of All-Time."

"The Warehouse Arts District here in St. Petersburg is a great place to be for the arts," said Allen. "I look forward to being a part of it all."

The Showroom will open to the public on May 15, 2014 at 7 p.m., located in the Warehouse Arts District at 2121 2nd Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL.

For more info, contact Cory Allen at 323-393-3115 or visit http://www.cacanet.com/ .


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Chris Duncan named Chief Growth Officer at national brokerage Edgewood Partners Insurance Center

Chief Growth Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Chris Duncan has joined the firm's executive team as Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Duncan brings 26 years of experience in finance, risk management, security, mergers & acquisitions and executive leadership to the firm.

As CGO for EPIC, Duncan will focus on growing EPIC's presence throughout the United States, primarily through expansion of the company's benefits business and acquisitions. Duncan will be based in Atlanta and will report directly to EPIC CEO John Hahn. He will work closely with Hahn, EPIC Chief Strategy Officer Derek Thomas, and other members of the EPIC executive leadership team on all growth initiatives.

"Chris has served as a leader for some of nation's most respected organizations and has been a catalyst in their continual growth," said John Hahn. "His leadership style is well aligned with our core values of client service excellence and advocacy, which will be instrumental as we continue our aggressive plans for both organic growth and expansion through further acquisitions."

Prior to joining EPIC, Duncan served for six years with Mercer Health & Benefits, most recently as Partner and Health & Benefits Business Leader and United States Acquisition Leader. He has also held roles at Marsh as Managing Director, at Delta Airlines as Chief Risk Officer, and at Frito-Lay as Director, Risk Management and Security.

Duncan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Risk Management, both from the University of Georgia. He was named Alumnus of the Year (2003) for the Terry College of Business Risk Management and Insurance Program, University of Georgia, and has secured the designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

"In my career, I've had the opportunity to work with a number of outstanding organizations but none delivers the exceptional ownership opportunities, creativity and work life balance of EPIC," shared Duncan. "The opportunity to help this company expand its borders and penetrate new markets is exciting because they are delivering innovative solutions that make a significant, positive impact for their clients."

Chris Duncan can be reached at:
EPIC
Office: (415) 356-3994
Mobile: (470) 222-9682
LinkedIn : www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-duncan/0/7a2/71a .

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions across California and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC has more than 450 team members operating from nine offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Inland Empire, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver and New York.

With more than $100 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 30 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital, the company's strategic plan calls for a dramatic increase in revenue ($250 million by 2018) and further expansion across the country.

For additional information, please visit http://www.edgewoodins.com/ .


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KEFIRAN Offers Best of Kefir-in-a-Capsule, Contains No Dairy or Lactose, and is Gluten Free

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VERO BEACH, Fla. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: A new dietary supplement from Lane Labs-USA intends to solve a major problem for legions of lactose- and gluten-intolerant individuals who would like to add kefir, the fermented milk drink known for its digestive benefits, to their diets. 'New KEFIRAN(TM) capsules offer consumers the health benefits of traditional kefir,' explains Lane Labs product development manager Beatrice Querel, 'but with no lactose, no gluten, no dairy or animal products of any kind.'

Great for the gut!

Scientists believe the secret to kefir's remarkable benefits lies in a complex polysaccharide, kefiran, which is formed from the activity of the L. kefiranofaciens bacteria found only in traditional kefir.

Two KEFIRAN capsules provide as much kefiran polysaccharide, which is a form of fiber, as one full quart of traditional milk kefir drink - plus 50 BILLION live probiotic cultures from 7 different lactobacillus strains to support healthy digestion and overall well-being (*See Note). The capsules are small and easy to swallow.

Contains no milk, no dairy, no lactose, no gluten, and is vegan.

A traditional drink that originated hundreds of years ago in the mountains of the Caucasus, where longevity is legendary, kefir is rapidly gaining popularity with health-conscious U.S. consumers. However, its tart flavor and gluey texture are a turn-off for some, and its dairy base is problematic for others.

Unlike most kefir drinks, Kefiran polysaccharide is made from fermented non-GMO rice and contains no lactose, no gluten, no animal products, and no calories. It has no taste at all.

KEFIRAN is now available to consumers at select natural health and vitamin retailers. Suggested retail price is $39.95 per bottle of 60 veggie capsules. For more information call toll free 1-800-526-3005 or visit http://www.kefiranhealth.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/kefiranhealth .

*NOTE/DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.


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Phil Rasori, will moderate session ‘Liquidity Challenges for Smaller Lenders’ at MBA show in NYC

Mortgage Bankers Association

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, today announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, will moderate and drive a panel session entitled "Liquidity Challenges for Smaller Lenders" at the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Secondary Marketing Conference in New York City (http://events.mortgagebankers.org/Secondary2014/default.html).

The panel will be held on May 20, 2014, from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. located at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in the Empire Complex on the 7th level.

Members of the panel will address the challenges that many smaller lenders face in today's secondary market. The panel examines obstacles and solutions on the topics of warehouse lending, funding and liquidity challenges. Rasori will oversee the panel and facilitate discussions using his secondary marketing expertise.

Session Moderator:
* Phil Rasori, COO, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc.

Panel Participants:
* Ken D. Logan, CMB, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
* Renee R. Schultz, Vice President, Fannie Mae.
* Don Brown, President, OBSS.

Mr. Rasori is a recognized leader in capital markets operations in the mortgage banking industry. His areas of expertise include complex financial modeling, computational dynamics, and linear programming for operational optimization. He is a regular speaker at mortgage banking conferences.

About MCT Trading:

MCT Trading is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and Charlotte.

MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 100 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. MCT also offers a central lock desk service to mortgage bankers that effectively outsources the lock desk function called LockCentral.

For more information, please visit http://www.mct-trading.com/ or call (619) 543-5111.


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Laguna College of Art and Design 2014 Commencement to feature Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley

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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), a premier four-year art and design college, today announced that Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley, will speak at the college's 2014 Commencement ceremony at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at the main campus which is located at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

"Bob is more than a business success story. He led a cultural phenomenon that brought the surfing lifestyle into the mainstream," said President Jonathan Burke. "Bob organically created an empire that embraces the sport, art, music, fashion and environmental stewardship of surfing. His philosophy of hard work and nurturing great talent - many of whom are LCAD students and alumni - is significant to our new generation of graduating artists and designers."

LCAD has the first action sports design degree program in the world, which was founded five years ago through its partnership with Hurley and his company, Hurley.

Design and Digital Media Chair Catharin Eure recalled the enthusiasm when she first pitched the idea of an action sports program to Hurley and Roger Wyett, former NIKE Vice President of Action Sports.

"Bob's response was, 'I've always liked to surround myself around talent and I see real talent here,'" Eure said. "Our partnership with Hurley and NIKE has opened the door for our students to receive experience in their chosen field and graduate with opportunities for rewarding work that utilizes their artistic design talent and skill."

LCAD's Design and Digital Media program was also chosen as one of the four "best design schools in the world" by NIKE, parent company of Hurley. Eure credits this honor with Hurley's decision to support and grow the action sports design program.

"Hurley has continued to evolve as a brand and a company because we have actively welcomed and valued young, energetic talent," Hurley said. "Our team of designers, many of whom are LCAD alumni and interns, bring so much vitality and innovation to our culture and our products. We're excited to share our experience with these young graduates and urge them to continuously seek opportunities to grow in all aspects of their lives."

Design and Digital Media majors working in studio and at Hurley Corporate offices, collaborate with Hurley art directors to understand industry methods and develop their own graphic lines of surf and lifestyle apparel. Hurley and NIKE employ LCAD alumni and students in their digital media, apparel and marketing departments. This year, Miranda Jaocbucci, Jessica Necor and Abram Goglanian will spend the summer interning at Hurley International.

LCAD's class of 2014 is one of its biggest graduating classes with 90 students receiving Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. For more information about LCAD's 2014 Commencement please visit: http://www.lcad.edu/ .

About LCAD Design and Digital Media:

The Design and Digital Media program at Laguna College of Art and Design offers an intensely creative, digitally superior, and a professionally relevant educational experience. LCAD believes designers are problem solvers who have to work in all areas of media, therefore all design students come away with a comprehensive education in print, 3D, video, motion and web design.

The reputation of LCAD's Design and Digital Media program has given graduates exclusive entry into the professional design community. More than 90 percent of Design and Digital Media graduates find employment in their selected field and LCAD students are often placed in industry positions and internships prior to graduation.

About Laguna College of Art and Design:

Laguna College of Art and Design is one of an elite number of institutions that has both regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and national accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Founded in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD has grown to include five undergraduate majors and a graduate department.

Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees are offered in Drawing and Painting (as well as with a Sculpture Emphasis), Illustration, Design and Digital Media, Animation, and Game Art. The graduate program awards a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and in Painting. The college has received especially high marks for the use of technology and the liberal arts in its art and design curriculum.

Graduates are career-ready and receive assistance from the Office of Career Services for the college's many contacts in art and visual industries, resulting in excellent job placement.

Download a catalog, stay up-to-date on the latest news and events and support LCAD's Annual Fund: http://www.lcad.edu/ - Facebook at @LCADBFA, Twitter @LCAD and Instagram @lcadbfa .


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New DG Series Architectural Screening announced by OGi Architectural Metal Solutions

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CANTON, Ohio /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: OGi Architectural Metal Solutions, an Ohio Gratings Company, today announced its new DG Series architectural screening product made from fixed aluminum blades for applications that require visual screening, enhanced security and architectural accents.

According to Carl Griffin, Marketing Director, "The DG Series product is ideal for mechanical screens, dumpster enclosures, ornamental grilles and drainable canopy infill. Manufactured using 6000 series alloy aluminum blade extrusions it is extremely versatile and can also be used for fences, gates, privacy screens and sunshades."

DG Series screening is available in multiple configurations to allow for different percentages of visual block and open area. A channel frame can be provided for installation into facade openings and custom spacing and finishes are also available.

About Ohio Gratings:

Since 1970, Ohio Gratings, Inc. has been a leader in the aluminum and steel bar grating market. With headquarters in Canton, Ohio and additional facilities in South Carolina, Texas and Utah, Ohio Gratings, Inc. is committed to providing quality products and quality service.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ohiogratings.com/ or call 1-800-321-9800.


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Make Your Beans Count webinar series for CPAs and CPA Firms announced by Massey Consulting

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RALEIGH, N.C. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Massey Consulting, a North Carolina-based accounting software reseller, today announced the release of their 2014 webinar schedule for CPAs and CPA Firms, entitled "Make Your Beans Count." This new webinar series is designed to present a variety of educational topics for CPAs. Each webinar will be one hour in length and led by an expert in the particular field of study.

Topics will include subjects such as taxes, social media, marketing and cloud computing.

Philip Massey, CPA, President of Massey Consulting, says: "We are excited to bring this series to the CPA community. Our goal is to provide CPAs with a consistent, pertinent learning environment. Each session will be designed and facilitated to bring new and exciting information to each attendee."

The webinars, presented via GoToWebinar, are geared towards the needs of CPAs, but are open to the general public and are always FREE of charge.

The upcoming three webinars are recounted below and full topic descriptions and registration links can be found at http://goo.gl/12UbZN .

Facebook for CPAs -- May 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET:
Learn how to use Facebook to promote your skills and your firm.

Website SEO for CPAs -- June 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET:
Learn the latest strategies for optimizing your individual or firm website for all the top search engines.

Social Media for CPAs -- July 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET:
Learn what social media can do for your firm and how it can be incorporated into your overall marketing strategy.

The above three webinars are just the beginning and there are many more listed on the Massey Consulting website at the above referenced short URL. Click on the link or type it into your favorite web browser to see all the topics in the "Make Your Beans Count" webinar series.

Register today as space is limited and the seats fill up fast.

About Massey Consulting:

Massey Consulting, based in Raleigh, N.C., specializes in accounting software consulting, selection, implementation, integration and support for Intacct Financial Accounting and Microsoft Dynamics GP. Massey Consulting's team of consultants provides customers a wealth of practical field experience gained as controllers, accountants, and information systems professionals in a wide range of business environments.

For more information about our services, visit our website at http://www.masseyconsulting.net/ or call us at (919) 875-9635.

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Behind My Walls Service Helps Homebuilders and Remodelers Get Interior Advantage

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PRINCETON, N.J. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: Behind My Walls, a new service for the construction industry, provides home builders with a competitive edge and new home owners with peace of mind. It takes photos of what's behind each wall just prior to insulation. It's a simple concept with a multitude of benefits.

So, how does it work? The photos are taken and digitally catalogued. The home builder is provided with two logins - one for himself and one for the buyer. He then has the option to offer the service to the buyer as a free promotion, or he can charge a small fee for this optional upgrade.

Each photo is organized and labeled according to floor, room and wall direction. Just imagine how helpful this information could really be.

For example, if a new home buyer wants to hang a flat-screen television, it's easy to identify what's behind the wall (e.g., stud location, electrical wires, pipes, etc.). Or, if a plumber needs to find the source of a leak, interior wall photos can save time and money. What if a wall needs to come down during a remodeling project? Estimates are now more accurate because contractors know what to expect.

"Behind My Walls offers a new service that can really help new home builders set themselves apart from the competition," Jairo Waszaj, owner, says.

And Waszaj understands the importance of this service firsthand.

"With more than 15 years in the home construction and development industry, I see tremendous value in this unique service," says Waszaj. "Our goal is to be an irreplaceable asset to the home builder, future contractors and home owners. By partnering with home builders and adding this technology element, we can take the industry to a whole new level."

Access to photos can also be purchased by future home buyers. So, for instance, whether the first home owner received this photo package as a free builder promotion or if it was purchased as an add-on service, the next buyer can purchase the photos too.

The builder's cost is based on square footage. For example, a typical 3,000-square foot property costs $300.

For more information, visit: https://behindmywalls.com/ .


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The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) announces a returning sponsor of its upcoming ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) is delighted to announce a returning sponsor of its upcoming 2014 ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests ("LAMN Jams") happening this spring in Los Angeles. Send2Press(R) Newswire, a unit of Neotrope(R), will again be the official press release service, helping to take LAMN Jams to a new level.

The Los Angeles Music Network's "LAMN Jams" are back. Launched in 2005, LAMN Jams go beyond traditional showcases by featuring artists performing original songs, followed by instant critiques from a panel of industry experts. LAMN Jams emphasize creativity and originality, featuring music written by artists themselves (no covers). Past winners include Aloe Blacc, The Mowglis and Grammy(R) award-winning songwriter Tim Fagan.

"We're always excited to be a part of the LAMN Jams," says Christopher Simmons, CEO of Neotrope(R), and a member of ASCAP and PRSA. "These are exceptional opportunities for rising stars to gain exposure and get usable feedback on their talent from respected industry pros."

"Of all the press release services we have tried over the years, Send2Press has proven to be the most effective," says LAMN President Tess Taylor, "and we are thrilled to have them on board again for 2014 to help market our event and, more importantly, to help the winning artists of our contest raise visibility to both traditional and social media."

You are invited to attend the LAMN Jam Pop/Rock Preliminary Music Contest #1:

Admission to attend the preliminary rounds (URBAN and ROCK) is free, but please RSVP on the LAMN website. You may also RSVP by calling 818-769-6095.

This year, artists compete for a Career Launch Package valued at almost $40,000. Artists and their performances are evaluated by our panel of industry experts, and the top 3 artists advance to the Semi-Finale to compete for the Grand Prize Package.

LAMN Jam Music Contests are open to the public (21+).

WHAT:
LAMN Jam Pop/Rock Music Contest Round 1.
Six (6) bands perform, three (3) advance to the Pop/Rock Semi-Finale on August 26.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014; 8 - 11 p.m.

WHERE:
Skinny's Lounge, 4923 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.

COST:
FREE to attend, but please RSVP. (21+). No admission without RSVP.

QUESTIONS? 818-769-6095; or visit:
http://www.lamn.com/?page_id=90&task=form&id=213 .

Upcoming LAMN Jams and Events:
* April 29, 2014:
- Pop/Rock #1 (8 p.m.)

* May 27, 2014:
- Urban/Hip-Hop #1 (8 p.m.)

* June 24, 2014:
- Pop/Rock #2 (8 p.m.)

* July 29, 2014:
- Urban/Hip-Hop #2 (8 p.m.)

* August 26, 2014:
- Pop/Rock Semi-Final (8 p.m.)

* August 27, 2014:
- Urban/Hip-Hop Semi-Final (8 p.m.)

* September 30, 2014:
- Pop/Rock Finale (8 p.m.)

* October 1, 2014:
- Urban/Hip-Hop Finale (8 p.m.).

Top Industry Experts Judge Talent:

LAMN invites all pop/rock and urban artists to submit original music to perform for a panel of top industry experts and receive instant live critiques, and compete for almost $40,000+ in prizes and priceless exposure opportunities. These include gear, professional services, first-look recording, distribution and music publishing deals, as well as first-look consideration to take a slot on the Epic Proportions Tours.

Past winners include Aloe Blacc, The Mowglis and Grammy(R) award-winning songwriter Tim Fagan.

Artists register online at http://www.lamn.com/ or call 818-769-6095 now. Submission fee is $25 for LAMN Members and $50 for Non-Members. Become a LAMN member now for only $25 a year.

Almost $40,000 in prizes plus priceless exposure opportunities! Get the full scoop at: http://www.lamn.com/?page_id=1944 .

About LAMN:

The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN), now in its 26th year, promotes career advancement, education and good will among artists and creatives. We sponsor industry gatherings, workshops, private dinners and seminars with top executives; publish bulletins which feature interviews and business coverage of the music industry; and provide professional development opportunities and career services, such as job listings and a Mentor Network, to our members. LAMN has grown to include members from around the nation and the world.

About Send2Press:

Send2Press(R) (www.Send2Press.com) is a leading online-based newswire service launched in 2000, providing Direct-to-Editors(TM) targeted news distribution, professional press release writing, along with measurable social media marketing with every project. The service is offered by Neotrope(R), a 31-year old entertainment, PR, and brand-identity company, based in Torrance, Calif. Neotrope was an Inc. 5000 listed company in 2009, is a member of GS1, is listed with the RIAA to generate ISRC codes, and has an A+ Rating with the BBB. The service is unique due to its core staff consisting of working journalists, musicians, and accredited PR professionals.

As a sponsor of 2014 LAMN Jam Music Contests, Send2Press will provide professional press release services to the winners (to include media dissemination, SEO, hand submission to social networks, and more) and support marketing for the LAMN Jam series. Additionally, all LAMN members receive 10% off most Send2Press services.


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