Companies news of 2008-02-01 (page 1)

  • comScore Releases Rankings of Top U.S. Internet Properties Based on Number of Display Ads...
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group Purchases Non-Licensed Assets of KFXA-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Liberty Media Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
  • KEMET Announces Reactivation of Share Buyback Program
  • Survey Says AT&T Web Site Ranks First in Online Customer SatisfactionCompany Web Site...
  • Narrow Dynamics Announces Acquisition of Exclusive Worldwide License of KT Tech...
  • White Electronic Designs to Report First Quarter 2008 Financial Results at Market Close on...
  • China Sky One Medical Raises $25 Million in Private Placement
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    comScore Releases Rankings of Top U.S. Internet Properties Based on Number of Display Ads DeliveredYahoo! Sites Ranks as Top Ad Publisher with 19 Percent Share of Online Display AdsTop 5 Properties Account for Half of All Display Ads

    RESTON, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. , a leader in measuring the digital world, today released rankings of the top U.S. Internet properties based on the number of display ad impressions delivered. Display ads are defined as any rich media or static images that are served and loaded into a Web browser, but do not include video streams, text or paid search ad impressions. comScore reports the display ad impressions as "ad views," since the comScore technology records the ads as they are actually rendered on an Internet user's computer (as opposed to other technologies that only "spider" publisher sites for ads but are not able to record the actual delivery of all ads, especially behaviorally targeted ads, to the sites' visitors.)

    The data are obtained from comScore Ad Metrix, a new service that provides a detailed profile of online display ad views for advertisers and publishers. comScore Ad Metrix Publisher reports on the publisher sites where display ads are served, while comScore Ad Metrix Advertiser tracks the advertising activity identified by the online advertiser..

    "comScore Ad Metrix gives both advertisers and publishers a truly unique perspective on their online ad viewing audience," said Alistair Sutcliffe, vice president of comScore Advertising Solutions. "It's an essential tool for any media planner wanting to understand if their online ad campaigns are reaching the right people and for benchmarking against their competitors' online advertising efforts."

    Top Online Display Ad Publishers

    Yahoo! Sites ranked as the top display ad publisher property in November, with 18.8 percent of display ad views, followed by Fox Interactive (16.3 percent), Microsoft Sites (6.7 percent), Time Warner Network (5.8 percent) and (1.5 percent). Nearly half (49.1 percent) of all display ads seen by U.S. Internet users originate on only five properties, illustrating the concentration of advertising among a few properties.

    "Since just a handful of publisher properties deliver a preponderance of display ads, when one goes beyond the top properties it's clear how fragmented the online advertising market is, underscoring the importance of advertising networks in aggregating the long tail." added Mr. Sutcliffe.

    Top 20 Ad Publishers Ranked by Share of Online Display Ads November 2007 Total U.S. - Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore Ad Metrix Publisher Share of Display Ads Display Ads per Visit Total Internet: Total 100.0 % 35.1 Audience Yahoo! Sites 18.8 % 20.5 Fox Interactive Media 16.3 % 47.5 Microsoft Sites 6.7 % 9.8 Time Warner Network 5.8 % 10.1 FACEBOOK.COM 1.5 % 8.4 eBay 1.2 % 8.4 Google Sites 1.0 % 1.3 Viacom Digital 1.0 % 20.6 United Online, Inc 0.5 % 18.3 Amazon Sites 0.4 % 8.2 New York Times Digital 0.4 % 11.5 CBS Sports 0.3 % 22.4 COMCAST.NET 0.3 % 4.0 PHOTOBUCKET.COM 0.3 % 16.8 BEBO.COM 0.3 % 27.2 ESPN 0.3 % 6.2 Weather Channel, The 0.3 % 8.8 NFL Internet Group 0.3 % 12.9 Ask Network 0.2 % 3.4 Glam Media 0.2 % 11.9

    One dimension to understanding a site's ability to monetize its content is the number of display ads it serves. Of the top 20 ad publishers, Fox Interactive served the most display ads per user visit to its sites (47.5), a particularly high number that is a function of both site engagement and how many ads are displayed per page. Bebo (27.2), CBS Sports (22.6), Viacom Digital (20.6) and Yahoo! Sites (20.5) each served an average of more than 20 display ads per user visit.

    To request more information on comScore Ad Metrix, please visit:

    About comScore

    comScore, Inc. is a global leader in measuring the digital world. For more information, please visit

    comScore, Inc.

    CONTACT: Andrew Lipsman of comScore, Inc., +1-312-775-6510,

    Web site:

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Purchases Non-Licensed Assets of KFXA-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    BALTIMORE, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. , announced today that they have purchased the non-licensed assets of KFXA-TV (FOX 28) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for $17.1 million in cash from Second Generation of Iowa, Ltd and obtained the right to purchase the licensed assets, pending FCC approval, for $1.9 million. Sinclair also owns KGAN-TV (CBS 2) in Cedar Rapids.

    "Today's acquisition is an important step in ensuring the continued viability of both stations in a small market," commented David Smith, President and CEO of Sinclair. "This step will allow us to continue the combination of certain operations of KFXA-TV and KGAN-TV allowing us to continue to recognize the economic efficiencies necessary to provide a small market with a meaningful local news presence, a service which we believe to be of the utmost importance to the community."

    Smith continued, "Our relationship with Second Generation has been a very positive one over the years, however, in today's world of increased competition for advertising dollars and fragmentation of audience viewing, it is more difficult to operate a full-scale television operation in a small market without the benefit of combined efficiencies. Although we believe that both parties have worked to manage the stations for the betterment of the Cedar Rapids marketplace, there is still more that can be done if we are permitted to acquire KFXA's license assets. Both parties, however, are limited as to what can be accomplished operating alone. The purchase of KFXA- TV's non-license assets and the eventual purchase of its license assets following FCC approval should allow us to make both stations operate more efficiently. We expect this to be an accretive acquisition."

    Matthew Embrescia, President of Second Generation added, "We are pleased to continue our relationship with Sinclair Broadcast Group to build value for our Fox affiliate and the community."

    KFXA-TV has been providing sales and other non-programming related services to KGAN-TV since August 2002 under an outsourcing agreement. As part of today's sale agreement, Sinclair's KGAN-TV will no longer receive such services from KFXA-TV, but will instead provide such services to KFXA-TV, while Second Generation will continue to program KFXA-TV and perform other functions as the licensee of KFXA-TV.

    About Sinclair

    Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 58 television stations in 35 markets. Sinclair's television group reaches approximately 22% of U.S. television households and is affiliated with all major networks. Sinclair also holds investments in various other lines of businesses. For more information, visit the Sinclair website at

    Forward-Looking Statements:

    The matters discussed in this press release, particularly those in the section labeled "Outlook," include forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, future operating results. When used in this press release, the words "outlook," "intends to," "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "achieves," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results in the future could differ materially and adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including and in addition to the assumptions identified in this release, the impact of changes in national and regional economies, successful execution of outsourcing agreements, pricing and demand fluctuations in local and national advertising, volatility in programming costs, the market acceptance of new programming, the CW Television Network and MyNetworkTV programming, our news share strategy, our local sales initiatives, the execution of retransmission consent agreements and the other risk factors set forth in the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurances that the assumptions and other factors referred to in this release will occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

    Sinclair Broadcast Group

    CONTACT: David Amy, EVP & CFO, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. or Lucy
    Rutishauser, VP Finance & Treasurer, +1-410-568-1500

    Web site:

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    Liberty Media Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Liberty Media Corporation will release its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, February 28th. You are invited to participate in Liberty Media's conference call, which will begin at 11:00a.m. (ET). Greg Maffei, Liberty Media's President and CEO, will host the call.

    Please call Premiere Conferencing at (877) 795-3635 or (719) 325-4841 at least 10 minutes prior to the call so that we can begin promptly at the start time. You will need to be on a touch-tone telephone to ask questions. The conference administrator will give you instructions on how to use the polling feature. Questions will be registered automatically and queued in the proper sequence.

    Replays of the conference call can be accessed from 1:00 p.m. (ET) on February 28th, 2007 through 5:00 p.m. (ET) March 13th, 2006, by dialing (719) 457-0820 or (888) 203-1112 plus the pass code 6467007#.

    In addition, the fourth quarter earnings conference call will be broadcast live via the Internet. All interested participants should visit the Liberty Media Corporation web site at to register for the web cast. Links to the press release and replays of the call will also be available on the Liberty Media web site. The conference call and related materials will be archived on the web site.

    Liberty Media Corporation

    CONTACT: John Orr of Liberty Media Corporation, +1-720-875-5622

    Web site:

    KEMET Announces Reactivation of Share Buyback Program

    GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KEMET Corporation today announced that it is reactivating its share buyback program. Under the terms of the approval by its Board of Directors, the Company is authorized to repurchase up to 5.9 million shares of its common stock representing approximately 7.0% of its outstanding shares.

    The repurchases will be funded from existing cash and will be effected from time to time in accordance with applicable securities laws through the open market, and in such amounts as management deems appropriate based upon general market and economic conditions.

    The repurchased shares will be accounted for as treasury shares and may be used for general corporate purposes.

    KEMET Corporation applies world-class service and quality to deliver industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world. KEMET offers the world's most complete line of surface-mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film and paper dielectrics. KEMET's common stock is listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM. Additional information can be found at

    Contact: David E. Gable Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 864-963-6484

    KEMET Corporation

    CONTACT: David E. Gable, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
    Officer of KEMET Corporation, +1-864-963-6484,

    Web site:

    Survey Says AT&T Web Site Ranks First in Online Customer SatisfactionCompany Web Site Among Most Popular on Busiest Shopping Days of the Year; iPhone Helps Drive Traffic

    SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopping online with AT&T has never been more satisfying. AT&T Inc. , the nation's No. 1 wireless and broadband provider, today announced that was ranked first in customer satisfaction by a recent survey of communications industry Web sites.

    In the survey conducted by comScore, a global Internet information provider, AT&T's Web site took the top spot in every site experience category, including: overall satisfaction, ease of use and visitors' likelihood to return to the site and recommend the site to others. The site also took top honors in online satisfaction with page-loading time, site security, search capabilities, the availability of promotions and navigation and site organization. Overall, visitors said they were more satisfied with than any other site included in the survey.

    The AT&T Web site has been one of the most popular online destinations on the most significant shopping days of the year. Most recently, it was reported that AT&T's online sales on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (the following work day), placed the company among the top five online retail sites both days. The continued popularity of the Apple iPhone, available for purchase on AT&T's site, has been a key traffic driver for the site.

    "A compelling online destination is key to any successful business, and like all businesses, we want our site to be as user-friendly and informative as possible," said Rick Welday, AT&T chief marketing officer-Consumer. "The positive results of the comScore study reflect the hard work we've put into the site, which will continue to be an area of focus as we look at new opportunities and areas for growth."

    More than 3,200 people participated in the survey, which was conducted during August through October of 2007 and was just released. The survey measured customer satisfaction with the Web sites of several of AT&T's leading competitors, including Verizon, Sprint, Comcast, Charter, Cox and others.

    Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

    (C) 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Jessica Ring, +1-314-982-8698,

    Web site:

    Narrow Dynamics Announces Acquisition of Exclusive Worldwide License of KT Tech Compression SoftwareSoftware includes two-way videoconferencing on cell phones utilizing narrow band networks

    CHICAGO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Health Partnership Inc., d/b/a Narrow Dynamics (Pink Sheets: HHPN), today announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the exclusive worldwide licensing rights to all software of KT-Tech, Inc (KT-Tech). KT-Tech develops and deploys the most advanced video, audio and image compression technology available in the market today. This technology can be applied to mobile communications applications for business, government and consumers. The technology can compress data by up to 80% with virtually no data loss and compress images by 98% with no visual loss of data. KT-Tech software has been developed by a team of former defense sector research scientists and is the result of eight years of research and development. Their video/audio technology, KTvid has accomplished what no other company in the wireless industry has achieved: enabling real-time, high-quality two-way videoconferencing on cell phones, over today's mainstream cellular networks. This same technology provides a myriad of other solutions, reducing the amount of bandwidth required for transport and storing of still and motion images, as well as delivery of audio over the internet.

    KTvid uses advanced, proprietary image compression techniques to deliver real-time, two-way video and audio at a quality that makes video-conferencing practical for use on mobile phones. Most importantly, KTvid does not require a high-bandwidth 3G cellular network to deliver usable person-to-person videoconferencing. KTvid makes it possible for handset manufacturers and carriers to deploy consumer-ready videoconferencing without compromises. The software runs on mobile phones and PDA based on Windows Mobile Professional (5.0 or 6.0) and Windows-based PCs.

    This patented technology uses unique software-defined compression techniques to provide the fastest downloads, highest processing speeds and highest quality images and video/audio on currently installed equipment over available bandwidth. KT-Tech's technology will enable delivery of high-quality video, audio and still images through ordinary telephone lines or wireless connections.

    KTvid represents a series of technology breakthroughs: -- Delivers real-time, high image quality video that looks as good as higher frame-rate images, resulting in significantly less bandwidth requirements. KTvid delivers image quality with approximately 10% the bandwidth of current industry standards. -- Features a patented video/audio compression system (codec) that is substantially smaller, faster and more efficient. -- KTvid can symmetrically compress and decompress live (real-time) phone- to-phone video and audio. -- Operates on all cellular networks, including 2G (CDMA, GPRS/GSM) and 3G (EVDO, EDGE), as well as on WiFi/WiMAX 802.x networks. -- Does not require dedicated hardware; KTvid is 100% software-based. -- KTvid's small-footprint software (400 KB) can easily be added post-sale/post-production. -- Requires minimal phone resources (less than 1 MB RAM, 200 MHz processor). -- Detects bandwidth limitations and maintains video quality even at low data rates. -- Scales from low bandwidth/low frame rate to HDTV.

    In addition to KTvid, KT-Tech has advanced image and audio compression technology. KT-Tech's patented still-image compression technology, Kt-Still's, offers nearly unlimited options in compressing images, with minimal data loss. This breakthrough compression means:

    -- dramatically faster image transfers and KT-Still's incremental download feature means near instantaneous display alleviating bandwidth frustrations. -- compression advances mean many more images of better quality can be stored less expensively. -- KT-Still's Master File Format means that redundant images can be eliminated. -- KT-Still's Master File Format delivers far greater database efficiency and lower costs. -- delivers unlimited number of images from single master KT-Still file, which enables "pricing by the byte"

    KT-Tech's patented sound compression technology, KT-Aud sets a new standard for general purpose, real-time, low bit-rate sound. Like their still compression technology, KT-Tech is the sole owner of its sound compression algorithms, so licensing KT-Aud is easy. KT-Aud has the following capabilities:

    -- High quality voice at significantly reduced bandwidth. -- Understandable voice at extremely low bandwidth. -- High quality music at narrow bandwidth. -- Symmetric, real-time encoding and decoding. -- Lossless encoding capability. -- Graceful degradation for wireless delivery.

    Founded in 1991 and located in Bowie, Maryland, KT-Tech is staffed by experienced scientists and engineers with advanced degrees in physics, computer science and mathematics. Their website is

    Although terms of the licensing agreement have not been disclosed, the licensing fee will be comprised of an initial fee for the licensing of the software, ongoing royalty payments on future revenues derived from the software and consulting agreements with KT Tech's two primary developers to further develop and upgrade the software. The licensing agreement term is initially for a ten year period.

    Doug Stukel and Lee Wiskowski, Co-CEO's of Health Partnership, stated, "In today's technology dependent society, having the ability to make data transfer faster and more economical will be critical to the ever increasing demands being placed on IT infrastructures today. Additionally, the recently released KTvid software can be industry changing in the mobile to mobile marketplace."

    Dr. Bao Lerner, President and CEO of KT-Tech stated, "We are extremely pleased to partner with Narrow Dynamics in marketing and licensing our product. We believe there is no other product in the industry that has our capabilities. Having Narrow Dynamics market and distribute our product will allow it to become what I envisioned when we started this process 8 years ago."

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain information discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the federal securities laws. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions at the time made, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

    Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to unpredictable and unanticipated risks, trends and uncertainties such as the company's inability to accurately forecast its operating results; the company's potential inability to achieve profitability or generate positive cash flow; the availability of financing; and other risks associated with the company's business. The company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

    Health Partnership Inc., d/b/a Narrow Dynamics

    CONTACT: Skip Behm, +1-630-271-8590,, for Narrow
    Dynamics, Inc.

    White Electronic Designs to Report First Quarter 2008 Financial Results at Market Close on Wednesday, February 6, 2008

    PHOENIX, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- White Electronic Designs Corporation , a developer and manufacturer of innovative components and systems for high technology sectors in military, industrial, medical and commercial markets, will report financial results for the first quarter fiscal 2008 ended December 29, 2007 at the close of the market on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. The Company will also conduct a conference call to review the results of the quarter on Wednesday, February 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

    Interested parties can access the call by dialing (877) 407-8031 (domestic) or (201) 689-8031 (international). A replay of the call will be available at (877) 660-6853 (domestic) or (201) 612-7415 (international), account number 286, access number 00273432 for 7 days following the call.

    A live web cast of the call will be available at The online replay will be available shortly after the end of the call and can be reached at After accessing the Vcall site enter the Company's symbol, WEDC. The webcast will be archived for the following 12 months.

    About White Electronic Designs Corporation

    White Electronic Designs Corporation designs and manufactures innovative high technology components, systems, and branded products for military, industrial, medical and commercial markets. Our Microelectronic products include high-density memory packages and advanced self contained multi-chip and system-in-a-chip modules that are used in a growing range of applications across the Company's markets. White Electronic Designs also produces anti- tamper security coatings for mission-critical semiconductor components in defense applications. Our Display segment designs and manufactures enhanced and reinforced high-legibility flat-panel displays for commercial, medical, defense and aerospace systems. The segment also designs and manufactures digital keyboard and touch-screen operator-interface systems, and electromechanical assemblies for commercial, industrial and military systems. White is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and has design and manufacturing centers in Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon and China. To learn more about White Electronic Designs Corporation's business, as well as employment opportunities, visit our website at

    White Electronic Designs

    CONTACT: Hamid Shokrgozar, President and CEO of White Electronic
    Designs, +1-602-437-1520,; or Joe Diaz of Lytham Partners, LLC,
    +1-602-889-9700,, for White Electronic Designs

    Web site:

    China Sky One Medical Raises $25 Million in Private Placement

    HARBIN, China, Feb. 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CSKI) , a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic products in China, today announced that it raised $25 million in a private placement of 2.5 million shares of the Company's common stock, with 30% warrant coverage. The warrants have an exercise price of $12.50 per share and a term of 3 years.

    China Sky One Medical intends to use the proceeds from the offering for acquisitions, working capital and sales and marketing for new products.

    Global Hunter Securities acted as the sole placement agent in this transaction.

    This transaction will be described in more detail in the Form 8-K and other supporting documents China Sky One Medical will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    About China Sky One Medical, Inc.

    China Sky One Medical, Inc., a Nevada corporation, is a holding company whose principal operations are through its subsidiaries, which are engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic kit products. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Harbin Tian Di Ren Medical Science and Technology Company (''TDR'') and Harbin First Bio- Engineering Company Limited ("First"), the Company's principal revenue source is the manufacture and sale of over-the- counter pharmaceutical products.

    Safe Harbor Statement

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    For more information, please contact: CCG Elite Crocker Coulson, President Tel: +1-646-213-1915 Email:

    China Sky One Medical Inc.

    CONTACT: Crocker Coulson, President of CCG Elite, +1-646-213-1915, or

    XM Satellite Radio and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Reach Agreement on Pioneer InnoAgreement Marks XM's Third With a Major Music Company to Resolve Dispute Over XM Devices With Advanced Recording Features

    NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT today announced that they have resolved the lawsuit brought by SONY BMG against XM over its Pioneer Inno, a portable satellite radio with advanced recording features. The companies did not disclose terms of the deal.

    (Logo: )

    SONY BMG is the third music company to resolve its dispute with XM regarding radios with advanced recording functionality. Similar agreements were announced in December 2007 between XM and both Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. SONY BMG has withdrawn as a party to the complaint filed by the major record companies against XM in May 2006.

    About XM

    XM is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 8.5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2008 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.

    XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit


    SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

    Photo: NewsCom:
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    PRN Photo Desk, XM Satellite Radio

    CONTACT: Media, Nathaniel Brown of XM, +1-212-708-6170,

    Web site:

    Craving Football Programming But Can't Get to a TV?Broadcast-Quality TV Now Playing on Wireless Phones in Rochester, N.Y.

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports fans looking for non-stop football coverage leading up to Sunday have a new way to satisfy their craving in the Rochester area. Verizon Wireless has expanded its V CAST Mobile TV service into Rochester, giving local residents the ability to watch broadcast-quality television on select mobile TV-enabled handsets. V CAST Mobile TV features live content and other programming 24 hours a day from well-known entertainment brands, including CBS Mobile, Comedy Central, ESPN Mobile TV, FOX Mobile, MTV, NBC 2GO, NBC News2GO, and Nickelodeon. Customers can watch their favorite network TV shows, soaps, sports, and breaking news when they're waiting at the airport or in the doctor's office, killing time between classes, or otherwise looking for time to fill in locations in and around Greater Rochester.

    "V CAST Mobile TV is unlike any other mobile television service available right now," said Marquett Smith, president of Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region. "It's real broadcast television with a range of channels and great shows to choose from. And you can watch them almost anywhere in the Rochester area. Just follow the easy-to-use program guide to select your programs."

    The service comes with parental control features so parents can monitor and restrict the programs their children view.

    Monthly access packages range from $13 to $25 per month. Four V CAST Mobile TV-enabled phones are currently available: the all new Voyager(TM) by LG ($299.99), the Samsung SCH-u620 ($99.99), the LG VX9400 ($149.99), and the MOTORIZR(TM) Z6tv ($179.99). All prices are after a $50 mail-in rebate and include a new two-year customer agreement. For more information, visit the dedicated V CAST Mobile TV Web site at

    V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless is powered on the FLO TV(TM) service from MediaFLO USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Because MediaFLO USA operates a dedicated multicast network that delivers programming in a linear format, Verizon Wireless can offer customers the latest in mobile entertainment without impacting its award-winning voice and data services.

    Rochester-area customers can get hands-on demonstrations at the following Rochester-area Verizon Wireless Communications Stores:

    -- 951 Jefferson Road, Henrietta -- 935 Holt Road, Webster -- 3120 West Ridge Road, Greece -- 3005 Monroe Avenue, Brighton -- The Mall at Greece Ridge Center -- Eastview Mall -- Marketplace Mall -- Circuit City Greece -- Circuit City Victor -- Circuit City Marketplace -- BJ's Henrietta -- BJ's Webster -- BJ's Greece -- BJ's Victor About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: John O'Malley of Verizon Wireless, +1-585-321-7264, or
    +1-585-261-5899,; or Meredith Dropkin for
    Verizon Wireless, +1-315-233-3000,

    Web site:

    Premier Farnell annonce le grand vainqueur du prix de 100 000 USD et les cinq autres gagnants des prix de 5 000 USD de la compétition << Live EDGE >>

    LONDRES, February 1 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Le jury sélectionne comme proposition gagnante la conception électronique la plus créative qui aura un impact positif sur l'environnement.

    - Depuis son lancement en mai 2007, plus de 3 500 ingénieurs de conception, étudiants et universitaires de 102 pays se sont inscrits à la compétition

    Premier Farnell plc (LSE: PFL), premier distributeur multi-canal, à haut niveau de service, supportant des millions d'ingénieurs et de professionnels des achats au niveau international, a annoncé que le gagnant de la compétition << Live EDGE Electronic Design for the Global Environment >> (Conception électronique au profit de l'environnement mondial) 2007 est John Noble de Malaisie. John a conçu un produit appelé MyFan, un ventilateur de plafond qui combine un moteur et un contrôleur commutés électroniquement, et une conception de pale efficace au niveau aérodynamique, qui réduit l'alimentation énergétique du ventilateur jusqu'à 66 % par rapport à celle d'un ventilateur de plafond traditionnel. Il comporte des canaux de sortie auxiliaire qui produisent jusqu'à 20 watts d'éclairage LED intégré avec des modules d'arrêt/marche de l'éclairage. La construction du moteur est totalement couverte et présente une note environnementale IP5x.

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    Les juges ont remarqué que la conception de John a fait preuve de la meilleure originalité et de la meilleure innovation parmi l'ensemble des conceptions proposées, du mérite technique le plus élevé, d'un effet limité sur l'environnement mondial, a fourni la meilleure faisabilité de conception, a montré une utilisation clairement efficace de l'énergie, a fourni une utilisation de composants innovante, une bonne optimisation des coûts, un dossier de conception complet et une excellente documentation de support.

    << C'est un grand honneur de voir ma conception reconnue par un jury aussi distingué >>, a déclaré John Noble, vainqueur de la compétition << Live EDGE >> 2007. << Live EDGE a fourni aux ingénieurs de conception un forum permettant de se concentrer davantage sur la question de la durabilité et pas seulement sur la croissance. >>

    Les cinq autres candidats qui partagent la deuxième place ont aussi fourni des conceptions excellentes : Thomas Reiter, étudiant autrichien, a conçu une batterie miniature unique économisant la fourniture d'énergie en mode de commutation ; Minesh Bhakta, du Royaume-Uni, a conçu une jauge d'énergie qui aide à gérer l'utilisation de prises électriques ; Carlos Marques, du Portugal, au nom de sa société ID-Mind, a conçu un SunTracker 3D optimisant l'efficacité des panneaux solaires ; Dale Stepps, de Floride aux États-Unis, au nom de sa société Inteltech Corporation, a conçu un luminaire à état solide ; et Alaistair Macfarlane, d'Ecosse, a conçu une lumière LED intelligente. Ils reçoivent tous 5 000 USD.

    << Nous présentons nos félicitations à John et nous nous réjouissons à la perspective de travailler avec lui pour enregistrer sa conception et le soutenir par le biais de la production sur le marché, a déclaré Harriet Green, PDG de Premier Farnell. << Avec plus de 3 500 ingénieurs de plus de 102 pays engagés dans la compétition << Live EDGE >> de cette année, nous avons l'impression d'avoir vraiment fourni une opportunité pour une conception respectueuse de l'environnement et nous nous réjouissons à la perspective de continuer cette compétition dans le futur. Nous sommes fiers d'encourager la conception de produits changeant la vie d'au moins 3 milliards de personnes. Nous travaillerons constamment avec l'objectif de fournir les meilleurs services, la meilleure technologie et le meilleur support à nos clients particulièrement importants de l'ingénierie de conception. >>

    À propos de Live EDGE:

    La proposition gagnante reçoit un prix en espèces de 50 000 USD ainsi qu'un support pour faire passer sa conception de la théorie à la production. Ce support, dont la valeur supplémentaire est estimée à 50 000 USD, comprendra les services d'un consultant spécialisé dans la conception électronique qui développera le travail de conception au stade de prototype, une assistance juridique et d'enregistrement des droits de propriété intellectuelle, la promotion et le marketing, ainsi que l'aide de Premier Farnell pour obtenir des financements d'investissement. Le groupe espère commercialiser activement le produit fini à des millions de consommateurs à travers le monde par le biais de son site web de pointe, son catalogue et son marketing direct.

    De plus amples informations à propos de la compétition << Live EDGE >> sont disponibles sur

    À propos de Premier Farnell

    Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) est un leader de la distribution multi-canal, à haut niveau de service, de produits électroniques, d'entretien, de réparation et d'exploitation ainsi que de services spécialisés à travers l'Europe, les Amériques et la région Asie-Pacifique. Elle offre sur le marché une proposition de valeur différenciée, un marketing de classe mondiale, un éventail de plus de 400 000 produits en stock et un accès à plus de 4 000 000 d'articles de 3 000 fabricants de premier plan. La société a un chiffre d'affaires global de 823,1 millions de livres sterling et compte 4 100 employés à travers le monde.

    Bien qu'ayant une présence mondiale, Premier Farnell reconnaît les besoins individuels de chaque marché et continue d'internationaliser son modèle en conséquence, établissant des activités commerciales locales sous des noms de marque différents. Ses activités principales en électronique sont commercialisées sous le nom de Farnell en Grande-Bretagne, en Europe, en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande, sous le nom de Newark aux États-Unis, au Canada et au Mexique, et sous le nom de Premier Electronics en Chine. À Singapour, en Malaisie, à Hong Kong et au Brésil, la société est connue sous le nom de Farnell Newark. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter le site Web sur

    Emis par:

    Jonathan Roberts, directeur de compte, Pinnacle Marketing Communications Ltd, Prosperity House, Dawlish Drive, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 5LN, Royaume-Uni ; courriel : ; tél : +44(0)208-869-9339; site web:

    Informations de contact pour publication et demandes rédactionnelles: Jenny Peters Chef de la communication d'entreprise Premier Farnell plc Tél: +44(0)207-851-4102 Mobile: +44(0)7921740548 Courriel:


    Premier Farnell

    Informations de contact pour publication et demandes rédactionnelles: Jenny Peters, chef de la communication d'entreprise, Premier Farnell plc, tél: +44(0)207-851-4102, mobile : +44(0)7921740548, courriel:

    AccountAbilities Announces Launch of New Job Board -

    MANALAPAN, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AccountAbilities, Inc., (Other OTC: ACBT.PK), an established provider of financial personnel staffing services, professional marketing services, and management consulting services to CPA and other professional firms, reported today that it is launching their state of the art job board called . This site will be a direct link to accounting jobs that are open throughout the United States, as well as the open positions that are available within the CPA firms who partner with AccountAbilities, Inc. through their CPA Partner on Premise program.

    "Accounting professionals will have the ability to search open positions available in their area of expertise and can identify opportunities for new jobs or upgrade their current employment by utilizing our specialized site. Additionally, will be a great way for all of our CPA partners to identify new accounting professionals, while providing us with another competitive advantage over traditional recruiting firms in the areas of accounting and finance," comments Mark S. Levine, COO of AccountAbilities.

    About AccountAbilities, Inc.

    AccountAbilities is engaged in the provision of accounting and finance consulting, staffing and recruiting services both through its CPA Network Resources brand and through co-branded offerings with some of the largest regional public accounting firms in the United States. In addition, AccountAbilities provides productivity based commercial, scientific and IT staffing solutions across a variety of industries. To learn more, visit

    The statements which are not historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, changes in the market for professional staffing services, regulatory and technological changes, changes in levels of unemployment and other economic factors, increased competition, the ability to attract and retain customers, the availability of qualified candidates for placement by the Company and the possibility of the Company incurring liability for activities of the employees and contractors that it places with its customers. The Company's actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in or implied by any forward-looking statement. The words "intend," "expect," "should," "project," "anticipate" and similar expressions identifying forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made.

    AccountAbilities, Inc.

    CONTACT: Stephen DelVecchia, Chief Financial Officer of
    AccountAbilities, Inc., +1-732-333-3622

    Web site:

    Spherion Survey Shows Dip in Overall Worker Confidence for Sixth Consecutive Month; Workers Still Feel Secure in Current Jobs- Fewer Workers Believe the Economy is Getting Stronger- Majority of Workers Confident in Future of Employer- Seventy-seven Percent of Employees Feel Their Jobs are Secure

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Spherion(R) Employee Confidence Index, a monthly gauge of overall worker confidence, dropped for the sixth consecutive month, falling 3.4 points to 48.6 in January. The Index declined to its lowest level since the survey started in July 2004 and is 11.5 points lower than the level recorded a year ago. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive(R) on behalf of Spherion Corporation , reveals that just 16 percent of workers believe there are more jobs available and nine percent of workers believe the economy is getting stronger, both declining three percentage points from December.

    Despite the drop in overall confidence, the majority of workers remain confident in their personal employment situation. The percentage of workers who are confident in the future of their current employer is virtually unchanged, declining just one percentage point to 63 percent in January, and 52 percent are confident in their ability to find a new job. In addition, seventy-seven percent feel they are unlikely to lose their job in the next 12 months, a slight decrease of one percentage point from December.

    The survey also indicated that more workers planned to make a job change, with 38 percent saying they are likely to look for a new job in the next year, an increase of six percentage points since December.

    "Clearly, the confidence of the U.S. workforce has been shaken by the recent evidence of an economic slowdown and sluggish job growth over the past few months," said Roy Krause, president and chief executive officer of Spherion Corporation. "While the drop in confidence in January isn't completely unexpected, we were somewhat surprised to see that more workers are planning to find a new job in the near future. Many attribute this increase to workers' rising fears about their current jobs, but evidence from our survey does not support this theory. We continue to see that large majorities of workers are confident in their job security and in the future of their current employers."

    Krause, continued, "As we have seen in previous economic downturns, today's workforce maintains a high level of personal confidence that isn't easily swayed by changes in the macroeconomic situation. This should serve as a strong message to employers who may think today's environment allows them to turn their attention away from recruiting and retention. Workers' confidence and desire for change, coupled with current talent shortages and significant demographic changes on the horizon, will ensure that the battle for talent will continue in 2008."

    Results from the January Spherion Employment Report:

    Confidence Levels Hit Lowest Level Since 2004: The Spherion Employee Confidence Index dropped for the sixth consecutive month, decreasing 3.4 points to 48.6 in January. The Index, which measures workers' confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the macroeconomic environment, reveals that more workers were apprehensive about the economy, job market and the future of their current employers.

    Details of the Index: Macroeconomic Confidence: - 16 percent of U.S. adult workers believe there are more jobs available, compared to 19 percent in the previous month. - The percentage of U.S. adult workers who believe the economy is getting stronger decreased to nine percent from 12 percent in December. Personal Confidence: - 63 percent of U.S. adult workers feel confident in the future of their current employer, a slight drop of one percentage point from December. - The percentage of U.S. adult workers confident in their own ability to find a new job fell three percentage points from last month to 52 percent. Job Security: More Workers Believe it is Unlikely they will Lose Their Job - 77 percent of U.S. workers believe that it is unlikely that they will lose their jobs in the next twelve months, a slight decrease of one percentage point from December. Job Transition: More Workers Likely to Look for a New Job - 38 percent of workers are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months, up six points from last month. About the Spherion Employment Report

    As part of the Spherion(R) Emerging Workforce(R) Series of employment surveys, the monthly Spherion Employment Report provides a snapshot of the latest workforce trends across the country and is issued in conjunction with state and national labor market releases. Three key indices are measured: the Spherion Job Security Index, which captures how likely respondents think it is that they will lose their job or that their job will be eliminated in the next 12 months; the Spherion Job Transition Index, which captures how likely respondents are to look for a new job in the next 12 months and the Employee Confidence Index that measures employees' overall confidence in the economy, their employer and their ability to find other employment. The Employee Confidence Index is calculated from the results of four components that reflect these aspects of employee confidence. For each component item a 'score' is calculated by taking the difference of the percentage of positive responses and the percentage of negative responses. These four scores are then averaged to indicate an overall level of employee confidence, with each score ranking on a scale from 0 (no confidence) to 100 (complete confidence). A reading above 50 indicates a positive confidence level.


    This January 2008 Spherion Employment Tracker was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Spherion Corporation between January 7-9 and 16-18, 2008 among a U.S. sample of 3,137 employed adults, aged 18 years and older (December 2007 n=2,827). Results were weighted as needed for age, sex, race/ethnicity, income, education and region. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online.

    All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling, are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or estimate, including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. Therefore, Harris Interactive avoids the words "margin of error" as they are misleading. All that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates.

    These are only theoretical because no published polls come close to this ideal.

    Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Interactive surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the U.S. adult population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to be invited to participate in the Harris Interactive online research panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

    About Spherion

    Spherion Corporation is a leading recruiting and staffing company that provides integrated solutions to meet the evolving needs of companies and job candidates. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs. Positions range from administrative and light industrial to a host of professions that include accounting/finance, information technology, engineering, manufacturing, legal, human resources and sales/marketing.

    With approximately 700 locations in the United States and Canada, Spherion delivers innovative workforce solutions that improve business performance. Spherion provides its services to more than 8,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. Employing more than 300,000 people annually through its network, Spherion is one of North America's largest employers. To learn more, visit For up- to-date career tips and trends, visit Spherion's career blog, The Big Time(SM), at

    About Harris Interactive

    Harris Interactive is one of the largest and fastest-growing market research firms in the world. The company provides innovative research, insights and strategic advice to help its clients make more confident decisions which lead to measurable and enduring improvements in performance. Harris Interactive is widely known for The Harris Poll(R), one of the longest running, independent opinion polls and for pioneering online market research methods. The company has built what it believes to be the world's largest panel of survey respondents, the Harris Poll Online. Harris Interactive serves clients worldwide through its North American, European and Asian offices, and through a global network of independent market research firms. More information about Harris Interactive may be obtained at

    To become a member of the Harris Poll Online and be invited to participate in online surveys, register at

    Spherion Corporation

    CONTACT: Kip Havel, Spherion Corporation, +1-800-422-3819,

    Web site:

    /C O R R E C T I O N -- Vyyo Inc./

    In the news release, "Vyyo Inc. to Hold Financial Results Conference Call on February 5, 2008 for Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2007", issued earlier today by Vyyo Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, first sentence, should read "Vyyo Inc. announced today that the company will hold its financial results conference call for the third quarter ended December 31, 2007 on Tuesday, February 5," rather than "Monday, February 5," as originally issued inadvertently.

    Vyyo Inc.

    Web site:

    SCTN Files 2003K With SEC

    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Chip Technologies (Pink Sheets: SCTN) is pleased to announce that the company has filed its 2003 10k with the SEC.

    Forms 10K from 2004 through 2007 will also be filed shortly thereafter. Completing the filings will allow the company to move forward to the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) market once the SEC approves their filings.

    The company believes that these filings will increase and enhance the company value for shareholders, potential investors, creditors, partners and customers as well as allowing for additional exposure with brokerage houses that will result in increased volume and liquidity for the company stock in the marketplace.

    Major License sales and revenue contracts are moving closer and closer to the finalization process and several are expected to close within the next few months.

    "We would like to thank our shareholders for their continued support and patience. It has been a long difficult road but the company is now beginning to achieve significant progress in reaching and accomplishing its objectives in Year 2008," stated Bernard McHale, Director of Smart Chip Technologies.

    About Smart Chip Technologies (Pink Sheets: SCTN)

    Smart Chip Technologies' turnkey customer retention solutions, including Loyalty, Pre-Paid Stored Value, Punch Cards, and Gift Cards, enable issuers, acquirers, and merchants to take advantage of real-time programs using their cardholders' existing cards using bar codes, magnetic stripes, smart chips, RFID, Internet accounts, and other consumer electronic devices. The SCTN system is a scalable, high performance, end-to-end solution that uses an ASP model to customize the system's look and feel to reinforce customer branding. (

    Contact: Bernard McHale

    (702) 361-3624 ID=748&to=ea&s=0

    Smart Chip Technologies

    CONTACT: Bernard McHale of Smart Chip Technologies,

    Web site:

    Energizer Showcases Portable Power and Rugged Lighting Options to Fulfill the Needs of Outdoors EnthusiastsCompany to Display Lineup of New Products as well as a Complete Line of Lanterns and Lights at the 2008 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show)News Highlights - Energizer will feature Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(TM) Metal Lights and the Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(TM) Headlight, designed for extreme outdoors enthusiasts.- Energizer will display the innovative Energi To Go(R) Portable Power for iPod(R), a battery-powered device that provides up to 46 hours of music playback on an iPod(R) nano, and the Energi To Go(R) Instant Cell Phone Charger, which enables users to recharge their mobile phones with a pair of e2(R) Lithium(R) batteries.- Company will showcase Energizer(R) Trailfinder Series(TM), the broadest line of products to meet the need of any camping or outdoor event.

    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building on its leadership in lithium and rechargeable technology, Energizer is unveiling innovative and creative portable power solutions and lighting options to fulfill all the needs of outdoors enthusiasts at the 2008 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show).

    "With the products on display at the SHOT Show, we're showing the true potential of our technology today," said Jeff Ziminski, Chief Marketing Officer, Energizer. "We continue to look for new ways to make our consumers' busy lives easier and to fulfill their lighting and power needs no matter what outdoor adventure awaits them."

    While at the conference, Energizer will be displaying a variety of products, including:

    -- Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(TM) Lighting Products: These innovative lights, powered by Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(R) batteries, offer cutting-edge technology and rugged design to meet the lighting needs of outdoors enthusiasts. The virtually indestructible Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(TM) Metal Lights use bright Cree LEDs that produce up to 110 lumens and have advanced circuitry that allows users to set light output to any level to balance needed light with maximum runtime. The Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(TM) Headlight is designed to provide hands-free light for the most extreme outdoor activities. The headlight boasts a high-performance LED that produces 80-100 lumens and comes equipped with a "boost" mode to drive over 140 lumens for a short period of time. -- Energizer(R) Trailfinder Series(TM): The Trailfinder Series(TM) by Energizer(R) is a broad line of lighting products to meet the need of any camping or outdoor event. Utilizing LED technology for efficient power, the Trailfinder Series(TM) has every outdoor adventure covered with standard handheld lighting to bright area lights to hands-free lights. -- Energizer(R) Hard Case(TM) Tactical Light: The virtually indestructible Hard Case(TM) Tactical 2 AA light is designed to meet the needs of military and tactical personnel. It combines four distinct light sources in one lightweight, weatherproof product that maintains the rugged durability and long runtimes characteristic of the Hard Case(R) Brand. -- Energizer(R) Hard Case(R) Professional(R): Hard Case(R) Professional(R) flashlights combine the rugged dependability of the original Energizer(R) Hard Case(R) Series with innovative LED technology. All Hard Case Professional products use the best in LED technology and are matched to provide the best, most appropriate light for the job. Hard Case Professional lights feature impact-resistant ABS plastic with steel-plated sides and shock-absorbing rubber overmolds to create "The Toughest Flashlights You'll Ever Need(TM)," whether you're on the construction site or in the rugged outdoors. -- Energizer(R) Weather Ready(R): Energizer makes it easier than ever to weather any storm, with the Weather Ready(R) line of flashlights, lanterns and area lights. The lights provide innovative, long-lasting lighting solutions addressing the needs for both handheld and area lighting to help keep families safe during a power outage. -- Energizer(R) Energi To Go(R) Portable Power for iPod(R): This battery-powered device charges and provides extended play time to a variety of iPod(R) models. Designed to complement the iconic styling of the iPod(R), the award-winning compact charger travels easily and is exceptionally lightweight. When powered with Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(R) AA batteries, the Portable Power for iPod(R) delivers more than 40 hours of music playback and 11 hours of video playback on a 30GB iPod(R) with video. -- Energizer(R) Energi To Go(R) Battery-Powered Instant Cell Phone Charger: This battery-powered charger is lightweight, portable, and enables cell users to recharge their phones anytime, anywhere and place calls in as few as 30 seconds after plugging the device into their phones. Energi To Go(R) is compatible with over 80 percent of the wireless phone brands available in the United States and is powered by Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(R) AA batteries. -- Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(R) Batteries: Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(R) batteries are the world's longest lasting AA and AAA batteries to power today's high-tech devices. Energizer e² Lithium batteries last up to seven times longer than Energizer(R) MAX(R) batteries, and are the perfect power source for high-power light and GPS devices. Energizer batteries are favored by outdoors enthusiasts for their key benefits: -- Lightweight -- 33 percent lighter than ordinary alkaline batteries -- Reliable -- Performs in extreme temperatures -40° F to 140° F (-40° C to 60° C) -- Dependable -- Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(R) has a 15-year storage life -- Energizer(R) e2(R) Rechargeables: Committed to providing the right rechargeable system to meet the power needs of consumers, Energizer will display its entire line of easy-to-use chargers and long-lasting NiMH batteries. The world's leading rechargeable brand boasts innovative designs that are compatible with today's power-hungry families. Energizer's AA 2450 mAh rechargeable NiMH batteries last up to four times longer in digital cameras than AA Energizer(R) MAX(R) batteries, can be charged hundreds of times and hold their charge up to six months. The lineup includes the award-winning Energizer(R) Family Charger, which charges a family of its own -- up to eight AAA, eight AA, two 9V, four C and four D batteries -- and the Energizer(R) Duo Charger, which meets the demands of the high-tech, portable power user. Using a USB port or a wall outlet, the Duo Charger can charge two AAAs or two AAs in as little as two hours or five hours, respectively.

    Energizer has always been at the leading edge of battery technology; it introduced the first alkaline battery nearly 50 years ago and 15 years ago introduced the first lithium AA batteries. The success of Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(R), the world's longest-lasting AA and AAA batteries, has helped pave the way for a new generation of powerful lights and high-tech, portable power devices, such as the Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(TM) Metal Lights and the Energi To Go(R) Portable Power for iPod(R).

    Energizer Holdings, Inc. ,, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, battery-powered devices and flashlights. Energizer, a global leader in the dynamic business of providing portable power geared toward the new digital age, offers a full portfolio of products including the Energizer(R) MAX(R) premium alkaline brand; Energizer(R) e2(R) Lithium(R) and Energizer(R) e2(R) Titanium Technology(R) performance brands; and Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Rechargeable batteries and chargers.

    The Energizer product line also includes specialty batteries for hearing aids and medical devices, health and fitness devices, as well as for keyless remote entry systems, watches and other uses. Through its flashlight and lighting products unit, Energizer helps bring consumer insight and innovation to these important household devices. Energizer continues its role as technology leader as it launches its Energizer(R) Energi To Go(R) line of portable battery-driven power packs for cell phones and iPod(R) devices.

    iPod(R) is a registered mark of Apple Computers, Inc. Niky Roberts, (314) 552-6721 Jackie Burwitz, (314) 985-2169


    CONTACT: Niky Roberts, +1-314-552-6721,,
    for Energizer; or Jackie Burwitz of Energizer, +1-314-985-2169,

    Web Site:

    Autodesk Extends Invitation to Join its Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2008 Financial Results Conference Call on Tuesday, February 26th at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    WHAT: Autodesk, Inc. today announced that it will broadcast its fourth quarter fiscal 2008 financial results conference call live via its website on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. WHEN: Tuesday, February 26th at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time DETAILS: A live webcast and audio archive will be available on HOW: If you would like to listen to the live call, Autodesk will be hosting a webcast at If you are unable to access the Internet for the call, you may dial in at 866.356.3095 or 617.597.5391 and reference 54026047 as the passcode. An audio replay webcast and podcast will also be available at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on our website at or by dialing 888.286.8010 or 617.801.6888 and reference 31938698 as the passcode. CONTACT: For more information, please call Autodesk Investor Relations at 415-507-6705. About Autodesk

    Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

    Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

    Investors: Contact: Sue Pirri, 415-507-6467 Email: Contact: John Clancy, 415-507-6373 Email: Contact: Katie Blanchard, 415-507-6034 Email: Press: Contact: Caroline Kawashima, 415-547-2498 Email:

    Autodesk, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors, Sue Pirri, +1-415-507-6467,,
    or John Clancy, +1-415-507-6373,, or Katie Blanchard,
    +1-415-507-6034,, or Press, Caroline
    Kawashima, +1-415-547-2498,, all of Autodesk,

    Web site:

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. commence la construction d'un centre de données sur mesure à Londres pour HSBC

    SAN FRANCISCO et LONDRES, February 1 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Site de centre de données sur mesure conçu et construit par Digital Realty Trust pour servir de pilier à l'infrastructure informatique de HSBC en Europe

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE : DLR), propriétaire et exploitant de premier plan de centres de données d'entreprise et de passerelles Internet, a annoncé aujourd'hui que la société a commencé la construction d'un site de centre de données sur mesure pour HSBC (NYSE : HBC), l'institution internationale de services bancaires et financiers. Situé sur un site de développement dans la banlieue de Londres acquis par Digital Realty Trust en avril 2007, le nouveau centre de données de pointe est construit par Digital Realty Trust pour supporter l'infrastructure informatique internationale de HSBC. HSBC et Digital Realty Trust ont signé un accord de bail à long terme pour le centre de données sur mesure. Les sociétés ont collaboré étroitement au développement des spécifications du centre pour supporter les exigences de HSBC en matière de sécurité, ses objectifs environnementaux ainsi qu'un large éventail d'autres besoins techniques et commerciaux. Le projet devrait être achevé fin 2008.

    << Le fait d'avoir un partenaire pour ce projet de centre de données disposant de l'expérience et des ressources offertes par Digital Realty Trust constitue un atout important pour nous. Au cours de la phase de conception et de planification pour ce site de centre de données, l'équipe de Digital a été une prolongation de notre propre équipe, et le résultat est un plan qui nous inspire une très grande confiance >>, a déclaré Roy Adorni, chef international des services de centre de données chez HSBC. << L'expertise de Digital Realty Trust sera tout aussi importante maintenant que la construction a débuté, pour assurer que le projet se déroule comme prévu, satisfasse l'ensemble de nos besoins techniques, et soit réalisé dans les délais et dans les limites du budget. Un projet de cette envergure nécessite un haut niveau d'expertise spécialisée, et c'est pourquoi nous avons pris autant soin pour sélectionner le bon partenaire. >>

    << Nous sommes très heureux d'être le partenaire de HSBC dans cet important projet de centre de données, qui servira de pilier de son infrastructure informatique sur le marché de Londres. Ce projet avec HSBC reflète notre approche unique de partenariat avec des entreprises pour des centres de données sur mesure, leur offrant contrôle et flexibilité, tout en assurant l'excellente rentabilité de ces grands projets >>, a déclaré Chris Crosby, vice-président directeur de Digital Realty Trust. << Notre capacité éprouvée à travailler avec les entreprises locales de services publics et à identifier les sites qui ont été ou peuvent être approvisionnés avec suffisamment de ressources pour soutenir les exigences actuelles des centres de données en matière d'énergie et de climatisation donne à nos clients un avantage considérable lorsqu'ils cherchent à étendre, consolider ou mettre à jour leurs sites de centre de données. >>

    Digital Realty Trust a construit des centres de données sur mesure pour de nombreuses entreprises internationales, notamment des entreprises de services financiers ayant des exigences très spécifiques et complexes en matière de centre de données pour des systèmes informatiques à grand volume et faible latence. Digital Realty Trust gère tous les projets de centre de données sur mesure en utilisant son Gating Process(TM) exclusif, qui assure la fourniture de projets de centre de données personnalisés par le biais de la coordination efficace et en temps opportun de tous les processus impliqués dans la conception et la construction, tout en optimisant les coûts. A la différence des méthodes conventionnelles de développement pour des projets sur mesure, Gating Process(TM) de Digital Realty Trust fournit aux clients une transparence et des informations aux étapes essentielles du projet, de l'étendue et du schéma à la mise en service et la réalisation, assurant que le site de centre de données terminé supporte les besoins uniques de chaque organisation.

    A propos de HSBC

    Basée à Londres, HSBC est l'une des plus grandes organisations mondiales de services bancaires et financiers. Le réseau international de HSBC comprend près de 10 000 bureaux dans 82 pays et territoires en Europe, dans la région Asie-Pacifique, dans les Amériques, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique. Par le biais d'un réseau international relié par des technologies avancées, notamment une capacité de commerce électronique en croissance rapide, HSBC fournit un éventail complet de services financiers, notamment les services financiers personnels, les services bancaires commerciaux et d'investissement d'entreprise, des services bancaires aux privés ainsi que d'autres activités. Pour de plus amples informations, visitez

    A propos de Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. détient, acquiert, développe, redéveloppe et gère des biens immobiliers associés à la technologie. La société se concentre sur la fourniture de solutions de centre de données Turn-Key Datacenter(TM) et Powered Base Building(TM) pour les locataires nationaux et internationaux dans divers secteurs verticaux, allant des entreprises informatiques et Internet jusqu'aux services financiers et la fabrication. Les 70 propriétés de Digital Realty Trust, sans compter un bien détenu en coentreprise non consolidée, comprennent des applications et des opérations essentielles aux opérations quotidiennes des locataires de l'industrie technologique et des locataires de centres de données de grandes entreprises. Composé d'environ 12,3 millions de pieds carrés louables au 30 janvier 2008, dont 1,9 million de pieds carrés d'espace consacré au redéveloppement, le portefeuille de Digital Realty Trust est réparti dans 26 marchés en Amérique du Nord et en Europe. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez visiter le site Internet de Digital Realty Trust au

    Enoncé de zone refuge

    Ce communiqué de presse contient des énoncés prospectifs qui sont basés sur des attentes, des prévisions et des hypothèses actuelles et qui impliquent des risques et incertitudes qui pourraient avoir pour conséquences que les résultats réels soient sensiblement différents, notamment les énoncés relatifs à la date de réalisation prévue du projet. Ces risques et incertitudes comprennent les développements économiques ou immobiliers contraires sur les marchés de la société ou dans le secteur technologique ou bancaire ; les conditions économiques générales ; les défauts de paiement ou les non-renouvellements de locations par les locataires ; les augmentations des taux d'intérêt ou des coûts d'opération ; une incapacité à gérer la croissance locale et internationale de manière efficace ; l'incapacité à obtenir les financements extérieurs nécessaires ; des taux de location en baisse ou des taux de vacance en hausse ; les difficultés à identifier des biens à acquérir et à conclure les acquisitions à des taux de rendement acceptables ; l'incapacité à gérer de manière acceptable les biens et opérations acquis ; l'incapacité des biens acquis à atteindre les performances attendues ; l'incapacité à redévelopper de manière satisfaisante les biens acquis à de telles fins ou des coûts inattendus afférents ; l'incapacité à maintenir le statut de la société en tant que société de placement immobilier (REIT) ; les incertitudes et les risques environnementaux relatifs aux catastrophes naturelles ; les fluctuations du marché ; les modifications des taux de conversion des devises étrangères ; les risques liés aux opérations sur les marchés étrangers ; et les modifications des lois de l'immobilier et du zonage, ainsi que les augmentations des taux d'impôts sur les biens immobiliers. Pour obtenir une liste et une description des risques et des incertitudes, veuillez consulter les rapports et autres documents déposés par la société auprès de la Securities and Exchange Commission américaine, ou SEC, dont le rapport annuel de la société sur le Formulaire 10-K pour l'année close au 31 décembre 2006, tel qu'il a été mis à jour par les rapports suivants sur les Formulaires 10-Q et 8-K déposés auprès de la SEC. La société se décharge de toute intention ou obligation de mettre à jour ou de réviser tout énoncé prospectif, que ce soit à la suite de nouvelles informations, d'événements futurs ou autre.

    Pour d'autres informations : A. William Stein Pamela A. Matthews Directeur financier et Informations investisseurs/analystes Directeur de l'investissement Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. +1-415-738-6500 +1-415-738-6500 Chris Crosby Vente & activités techniques Digital Realty Trust, Inc. +1-214-231-1350

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    Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Technology, Telecom & Internet Conference 2008

    WARREN, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Feehan, Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., will present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Technology, Telecom & Internet Conference 2008 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA on Monday, February 4, 2008, at approximately 2:40 p.m. PST. Investors may listen to the investor conference webcast by logging onto prior to the start of the presentation. The live webcast will be archived for 30 days after the conference ends. Presentation materials will also be posted on Virgin Mobile USA's investor relations homepage.

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    About Virgin Mobile USA, Inc.

    Virgin Mobile USA offers millions of customers control, flexibility and choice in wireless service, rich data content and innovative products without annual contracts. Voice pricing plans range from monthly options with unlimited nights and weekends to by-the-minute offers, allowing consumers to adjust how and what they pay according to their needs. Virgin Mobile's full slate of smart, stylish and affordable handsets, including the Wild Card, Super Slice and Cyclops, are available at top retailers in more than 40,000 locations nationwide and online at, with Top-Up cards available at more than 140,000 locations.

    J.D. Power and Associates ranked Virgin Mobile highest in customer satisfaction among wireless prepaid services in both 2006 and 2007, and its customers report a 90% satisfaction rate. Virgin Mobile contributes 5% of profits from downloadable content to The RE*Generation, its pro-social initiative to help homeless teens, and provides postage-paid return envelopes in every new package for customers to recycle old phones. Virgin Mobile USA's national coverage is powered by the nationwide Sprint PCS network.

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    Blackman Plumbing Selects AT&T for New Network ServicesAT&T to Serve as Primary Network and Data Services Provider for Retailer of Plumbing Products

    BETHPAGE, N.Y., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. today announced a new contract to provide network services to Blackman Plumbing, a retail and design consultant company for plumbing products with locations across Manhattan and Long Island, N.Y.

    Under terms of the three-year contract, AT&T will serve as the primary network and data services provider to Blackman Plumbing.

    Leveraging AT&T's Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, Blackman Plumbing's Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled Virtual Private Network (VPN) service is a fully managed network solution. AT&T VPN has secure, any-to-any connectivity and is accessible simultaneously from all Blackman Plumbing locations. Additionally, the solution's expanded bandwidth will enhance the availability and continuity of invoicing, e-mail and VoIP applications across the unified platform.

    "AT&T's converged network platform will enable us to improve our customer service, and it will offer us a cost-efficient solution to streamline our administrative tasks," said John Richards, senior network director for Blackman Plumbing. "These efficiencies roll over to benefit our customers and eventually support Blackman Plumbing's continued success."

    Each Blackman Plumbing location will enjoy the benefit of AT&T's highly efficient VPN services, which will allow the company to simplify and prioritize companywide operations. Additionally, with the increased bandwidth, the company will have the long-term flexibility to incorporate future changes and expansion.

    Along with the AT&T VPN solution, Blackman Plumbing uses the AT&T BusinessDirect(R) Web portal for personalized, secure, anytime access to detailed information regarding the company's critical network services.

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    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

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    CTC Media Signs Definitive Share Purchase Agreement to Acquire a Participation Interest in Channel 31 Group

    MOSCOW, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTC Media, Inc. , Russia's leading independent television broadcaster, announced today that it has signed a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire a 20% participation interest in Channel 31 and majority ownership positions in affiliate companies that will provide the advertising sales function and programming content for Channel 31. Subject to the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals, CTC Media expects the transaction to close in the first quarter of 2008 and to commence broadcasting in the CTC format on Channel 31 later in the same quarter.

    As a result of the acquisition, CTC Media will obtain 60% of the economic interest of the Channel 31 Group which will enable CTC Media to consolidate the financial statements of Channel 31 Group with its own.

    Commenting on the acquisition, Alexander Rodnyansky, Chief Executive Officer of CTC Media, said, "We are pleased with our progress in Kazakhstan and are excited about the opportunity this market presents. In addition to the significant potential for future growth in Kazakhstan's television advertising market, television viewership is remarkably high among young audiences, with viewers younger than 35 years old comprising nearly half of the total television audience in the country. Thus, CTC's focus on younger demographics, together with our programming expertise, provide us with an attractive opportunity to expand the channel's audience share and deliver highly coveted younger audiences to advertisers. We believe that with our Kazakhstan partners, a prominent team of professionals led by journalist and executive Armanjan Baitasov, we are well positioned to deliver a unique and high quality entertainment offering to Kazakhstan audiences."

    Alexander Rodnyansky further commented, "We continue to view the countries of the former Soviet Union as attractive strategic opportunities for CTC Media. We plan to continue to execute on our expansion strategy by extending the reach of our brands to other markets in the region that are poised for robust growth and where Russian content is a proven success with audiences."

    Channel 31 is based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and has been broadcasting since 1992, with a television network comprising 11 stations, and approximately 60 independent affiliate stations. The channel is currently the fourth largest in Kazakhstan in terms of audience share, which averaged 7.1% in the second half of 2007.

    Kazakhstan has a population of more than 15 million people and a fast- growing economy. The country's television advertising market is the third largest among the countries of the former Soviet Union behind Russia and Ukraine.

    About CTC Media, Inc.

    Based in Moscow, CTC Media, Inc. was formed in 1989 to pursue commercial media and advertising opportunities in Russia. The Company owns and operates the CTC television network, whose signal is carried by more than 350 affiliate stations, including 18 owned-and-operated stations; and the Domashny television network, whose signal is carried by over 220 affiliate stations, including 11 owned-and-operated stations. The Company's common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol: "CTCM". For more information on CTC Media, please visit:

    Contacts: CTC Media, Inc. Katya Ostrova (Investor Relations) +7 495 783 3650 +7 495 785 6333 Brainerd Communicators, Inc. Jenna Focarino (media) Michael Smargiassi (investors) +1 212 986 6667

    Certain statements in this press release that are not based on historical information are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, which include, among other things, our ability to execute on our growth strategy, reflect the Company's current expectations concerning future results and events. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of CTC Media to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ from those expressed by forward-looking statements include, among others, risks related to the advertising market in Kazakhstan; our ability to deliver audience share, particularly in primetime, to our advertisers; free-to-air television remaining a significant advertising forum in Kazakhstan; and restrictions on foreign involvement in the Kazakhstan television business. Risks related to our business generally are described in the "Risk Factors" section of CTC Media's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on October 30, 2007. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on CTC Media's future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed herein may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. CTC Media does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements because of new information, future events or otherwise.

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    PacificNet CEO to Speak at the 2008 AiG Macau - the Leading Interactive Gaming Conference in Asia - on China's Lottery Market Opportunities

    MACAU, China, Feb. 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- PacificNet, Inc. , a leading provider of gaming technology, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and e-commerce in China, announced today that its CEO, Mr. Tony Tong, will present at the 6th Annual Asian i-Gaming Conference (AiG) and Expo in Macau, China, February 26-28, 2008, the leading interactive gaming event in Asia. Mr. Tong will give a presentation titled "China's Legal Gaming Market Overview and Opportunities - Welfare and Sports Lottery" at 5PM on February 27, 2008.

    The AiG 2008 ( ) is the only industry conference in Asia that focuses solely on interactive gaming in Asia. Asia has become a hotbed for the gaming industry and revenue from casinos and other regulated gaming activities in Asia is expected to grow 14% a year from 2005 to 2010, the fastest pace in the world (PWC). The AiG 2008 is set to be the biggest and best yet, with over 200 attendees and around 50 speakers. Speakers include Mr. Francis Lui, Deputy Chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group, who will deliver the keynote address, Douglas Morin of Bear Stearns, Professor Desmond Lam of University of Macau, Sam Woelm of CY Foundation, Dennis Valdes of PhilWeb Corporation - Philippines, and representatives from the Macau Gaming Control Board and Hong Kong Jockey Club. The event sees an extended conference with streams and two pre-conference summits on marketing and investment, as well as a larger exhibition to help facilitate the networking opportunities the industry needs.

    In 2008, PacificNet and its gaming subsidiaries will focus on emerging gaming markets worldwide including Asia, South America and Europe. Specific markets will include the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, India, Australia, Cambodia, the Philippines and most notably, Macau, China. PacificNet has chosen to focus on emerging markets due to their projected growth and low barrier to entry.

    PacificNet Games ( ), a subsidiary PacificNet, is a leading supplier of electronic gaming machines in Macau. PactGame's multi- player gaming machines are widely accepted in some of the most popular casinos in Macau, including SJM, Casino Lisboa, Galaxy Casino, Holiday Inn Macau, Greek Mythology, and Jai-Alai Casino, as well as in the Philippines.

    According to Macau government statistics, casinos in Macau raked in more than US$10.3 billion (euro7.11 billion) in gaming revenue in 2007, an increase of 46 percent over the previous year as Las Vegas operators rushed to open luxury resorts targeting China's newly wealthy. Macau, the only place in China where casino gambling is legal, overtook the Las Vegas Strip as the world's top gambling center in 2006. During 2006, the 24 casinos in Macau rang up US$6.95 billion in gaming revenue, while the Strip made US$6.69 billion, regulators in the cities said. Macau, a former Portuguese territory and now a special administration region of China, added four new casinos in 2006 and is now rivaling the entire U.S. state of Nevada in gaming revenue, according to figures posted on the Web site of Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. Nevada reported gaming revenues of US$12.7 billion (euro8.77 billion) for the year to Nov. 30, 2007, according to the state's Gaming Control Board. Openings in Macau last year included the massive US$2.4 billion (euro1.66 billion) Venetian Macao resort, operated by billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp., and the MGM Grand, a joint venture between MGM Mirage and Pansy Ho, a daughter of Dr. Stanley Ho who is the major owner of SJM, the leading casino group in Macau. Rivalling

    About PacificNet

    PacificNet, Inc. ( ) is a leading provider of gaming and mobile game technology worldwide with a focus on emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Europe. PacificNet's gaming products are localized to their specific markets creating an enhanced user experience for players and larger profits for operators. PacificNet's gaming products include multi- player electronic table games such as baccarat, sicbo and fish-prawn-crab, roulette machines, Server-Based Games (SBG) with multiple client betting stations, slot and bingo machines, Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs), Amusement With Prizes (AWP) machines, gaming cabinet and client/server system designs, online i-gaming software design, and multimedia entertainment kiosks as well as the Octavian line of casino management software, hardware and games. PacificNet's gaming clients include the leading hotels, casinos, and gaming operators in Macau, Europe and elsewhere around the world. PacificNet also maintains legacy subsidiaries in the call center and ecommerce business in China. PacificNet employs about 1,800 staff in its various subsidiaries with offices in the US, Hong Kong, China, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, India and Australia.

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    For more information, please contact: PacificNet USA office: Jacob Lakhany Tel: +1-605-229-6678 PacificNet Beijing office: Becky Zhao Tel: +86-10-5922-5000 23rd Floor, Building A, TimeCourt No.6 Shuguang Xili Chaoyang District Beijing, China 100028 PacificNet Shenzhen Office: Alin Chen Tel: +86-755-3322-2088 Room 4203, JinZhongHuan Business Center Futian District Shenzhen, China 518040 PacificNet Macau office: Tel: +853-2870-4154 Unit A-C, 12th Floor Edificio Commercial I Tak No. 126, Rua Da Pequim Macau, China

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    Hill-Rom Announces License Agreement With KCI

    BATESVILLE, Ind., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. today announced its Hill-Rom subsidiary, a leading global provider of patient care environment and process solutions, has signed a license agreement with Kinetic Concepts, Inc. . to develop and manufacture a therapeutic support surface for Hill-Rom's VersaCare(R) and TotalCare(R) Bed Systems.

    "We want our customers to have access to a variety of support surface options that they can use on their VersaCare(R) and TotalCare(R) bed systems," said Jeff Kao, president of North America Acute Care for Hill-Rom. "Agreements with companies like KCI will help us provide a greater choice of surfaces that will best meet the therapeutic needs of patients."

    The VersaCare(R) bed system is a full-featured hospital bed designed to help deliver effective wound therapy, and improved outcomes for patients and their caregivers in acute care environments. It is equipped with features to meet a variety of patient and caregiver needs, such as low bed height and LowChair(R) positioning for easier and safer exit and entry, FlexAfoot(TM) mechanism to help keep patients in position within the bed, Turn Assist options, IntelliDrive(R) power-assist transport system, and an Active Integrated Response(R) treatment mattress.

    The TotalCare(R) therapy system is designed for use in the intensive care environment and promotes total progressive mobility to assist patients through increasing levels of mobility. The bed features innovations such as Continuous Lateral Rotation Therapy, used when a patient is immobile, and then provides features such as Preliminary Tilt Table, FullChair(R) Position and Stand Assist with Chair Egress for assisting patients to standing positions.


    Hillenbrand Industries is organized into two operating companies serving the health care and funeral services industries.

    Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry, including patient support systems, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals, and workflow information technology solutions. Hill-Rom's comprehensive product and service offerings are used by health care providers across the health care continuum in hospitals, extended care facilities and home care settings to enhance the safety and quality of patient care. Hill-Rom ... enhancing outcomes for patients and their caregivers.

    Batesville Casket Company is a leader in the North American death care industry through the sale of funeral services products, including burial caskets, cremation caskets, containers and urns, selection room display fixturing and other personalization and memorialization products. Batesville Casket Company ... helping families honor the lives of those they love.

    Hillenbrand Industries, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors, Blair A. (Andy) Rieth, Jr., Vice President, Investor
    Relations, Corporate Communications & Global Brand Development,
    +1-812-931-2199,; or Media, Lauren Green-Caldwell,
    Director, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, +1-812-934-8692,; both of Hillenbrand Industries, Inc.

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    Microsoft and BT Host Imagine Cup Innovation Accelerator Event KickoffPress reception to preview finalist projects and meet student innovators.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. and BT will host a press reception to kick off the Imagine Cup Innovation Accelerator 2008, a prize and unique opportunity awarded to the six finalist teams from the Imagine Cup software design competition. The program is designed to inspire new generations of students to apply their skills and creativity to make a difference, both globally and locally, through technology.


    The six teams were selected for the Innovation Accelerator program to create the must-have technology and communications applications of the future. Students will receive in-depth guidance from Silicon Valley experts such as Guy Kawasaki, John Danner and Chris Gill, as well as Microsoft and BT executives on how to develop a business plan, secure venture capital and in what it takes to bring their ideas to market. More information can be found at

    Imagine Cup Innovation Accelerator Press Reception When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m. PST What: View and discuss the top six Imagine Cup finalists projects with the international student teams. Executives from Microsoft and BT will be on hand to discuss the Imagine Cup and Innovation Accelerator programs: -- Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft -- Mark Bagley, Vice President, BT -- Joe Wilson, Senior Director of Academic Initiatives, Developer and Platform Evangelism Team, Microsoft -- Joe Black, Director of Business Development for Emerging Technologies, BT Where: Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043 Contact: Miriam Blackwell, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, for details and to R.S.V.P.

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    U. S. Steel Proposes Capital Investment Program at Minnesota Ore Operations' Keetac Facility

    PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation announced today that it is developing a capital investment program in excess of $300 million for its Minnesota Ore Operations' Keetac facility in Keewatin, Minn. The program would increase production, enhance overall environmental performance, support the long-term viability of its Minnesota Ore Operations, and create 75 full-time and 500 temporary construction jobs. The program would take an estimated 36 months after the permitting process to complete and would modernize and improve a pellet production line that has been idle since 1980.

    The restart would involve energy-efficient technologies in addition to new emission controls to exceed current environmental standards. The expansion would increase Keetac's iron pellet production output by 3.6 million tons to a total annual output of 9.6 million tons. Upgrades to the mining, concentrating and agglomerating processes would support the increased production requirements. The program includes the purchase of additional mining equipment and the installation of additional processing equipment.

    U. S. Steel, working with agencies and the appropriate stakeholders, expects to file for environmental permits later this year.

    "U. S. Steel's Minnesota Ore Operations have been providing iron-bearing pellets to our operations in the United States and Europe for many years. In 2007, we expanded our steelmaking operations into Canada, creating an opportunity to increase our production at Keetac in order to provide the same high-quality product to our Canadian operations," said U. S. Steel Chairman and CEO John Surma. "We look forward to working cooperatively with Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the federal, state and local elected officials representing the Iron Range, the United Steelworkers, the Building Trades in Minnesota, and other stakeholders involved in this important project."

    Keetac produces six million tons of pellets annually. Minnesota Ore Operations is Minnesota's largest producer of iron ore pellets, the key ingredient used to make steel.

    This release contains forward-looking statements concerning the restart of the existing line. The timing, cost and ultimate capability of the facilities are subject to, among others, the receipt of necessary government permits, terms of construction contracts, availability of necessary technology and materials, general economic conditions and the financial condition of U. S. Steel. In accordance with "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995, cautionary statements identifying important factors, but not necessarily all factors, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements have been included in the Form 10-K of U. S. Steel for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006, and in subsequent filings for U. S. Steel.

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    Motorola Unveils New TALKABOUT(R) Two-way Radio Series Featuring Game Call Tones & Realtree(R) APG(TM) CamouflageT9650R Camouflage Series Target Hunters with Five Game Call Tones, Extended Range & Convenient Accessories

    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. today announced a new series of Talkabout(R) two-way radios featuring five game call tones and the Realtree(R) APG(TM) camouflage pattern. The new T9650R Camouflage series of two-way radios are specifically designed for hunters with convenient new feature sets and accessories to provide a compact communication solution for any hunting adventure.

    "Reliable communication tools are vital to hunters and serious outdoor enthusiasts not only for peace of mind but also to keep in touch with base camp and monitor weather conditions," said Marjon De Groot, Director of Marketing for Giant International, a Motorola distribution ally. "The Motorola TALKABOUT T9650R Camouflage series of two-way radios provide the best of two- way reliability with an array of feature sets that will enhance the hunting experience, making it more productive and enjoyable."

    Practical Features to Fit Every Hunting Adventure

    In remote areas, two-way radios can be used to call for help or to alert fellow hunters of pending danger. With the new Motorola Talkabout T9650RCAMO radios, hunters can identify their buddies with five unique game call tones including duck, turkey, elk, goose and coyote. And, when hands-free communication is imperative, the iVOX speech-activated feature allows hunters to communicate without having to remove the radio from the belt clip.

    Whether scouting for the big buck, coordinating drivers and blockers for pheasant or alerting buddies to incoming ducks, hunters will also appreciate the VibraCall(TM) feature, which silently alerts them to incoming transmissions by vibrating. Used in conjunction with the included earpiece and boom microphone, the hunter can communicate without disturbing wildlife and still enjoy great sound quality in noisy environments. The T9650RCAMO also features seven National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Environment Canada (EC) weather channels to provide users with continuous broadcasts of local and regional weather updates (1). In addition, four marine channels are sporadically used (mostly in Canada) for weather broadcasts.

    Powerful Connections for the Most Challenging Expeditions

    With a range of up to 28 miles (2), the compact T9650RCAMO is built to handle a variety of outdoor recreational activities and is the perfect communication device for remote areas not covered by cell phones. The radios are also equipped with Motorola's PTT power boost feature. When activated, this feature extends the transmission range by increasing the transmitter power output -- while helping to save battery life when no power boost is necessary.

    The T9650RCAMO offers convenient charging options including a car charger for the off-road journey to the hunt, as well as a dual desktop charger with the option of using 3 AA batteries or rechargeable NiMH battery packs.

    Motorola Talkabout T9650RCAMO Key Features: -- Delivers a range of up to 28 miles (2) -- 22 channels, each with 121 privacy codes for 2,662 combinations for clear, uninterrupted connections -- Dual power, works with 3 AA batteries (not included) and rechargeable NiMH battery packs (included) -- Approximately 27 hr. alkaline or 9 hr. NiMH estimated battery life -- iVOX for speech-activated, hands-free communication -- 7 National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and 4 EC/ Canada Marine Weather Channels (1) -- VibraCall(TM) vibrating alert -- 5 game call tones and 5 Motorola call tones -- QT (Quiet Talk) interruption feature which helps to ensure private communication -- Backlit display for readability in low lighting conditions -- Companding technology to help filter out static between words -- LCD battery meter for charge indication -- Digital signal processing to help provide consistent sound quality -- PTT power boost feature

    Other features include: audible low battery alert, battery save feature, keypad lock and time-out timer.

    Pricing & Availability

    The Motorola Talkabout T9650RCAMO radios have a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $119.00 per pair and include two ear pieces with boom microphone and car charger.

    For a full listing of features and additional information on the 2008 Motorola Talkabout series of products, please visit

    To experience the new Motorola two-way radio series first-hand while visiting the Shot Show, please visit Motorola booth #5609.

    About Motorola

    Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

    About Realtree AP and APG

    Realtree AP and Realtree APG are the result of 20 years of camouflage research and refinement by Bill Jordan and Team Realtree. The AP means all purpose. These innovative, visually-striking camo patterns set a new standard in camouflage effectiveness. Perfecting upon Realtree's revolutionary High Definition(R) imaging process, AP and APG offer a lighter, more open, neutral- toned alternative. The result is industry-leading effectiveness, a universal color palette, unmatched depth and detail, and superb contrast that's guaranteed to hold up under the toughest conditions.

    1. Service may not be available in all areas. Check with your local weather office for frequency and details, or visit, (Canada: 2. The communication range quoted is calculated based on an unobstructed line of sight test under optimum conditions. Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than the maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to: terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference, and obstructions. See for further details. The use of two-way radios while engaged in activities requiring concentration may cause distraction or otherwise impair your ability to safely participate in such activities. Always use technology safely. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. (C) Motorola, Inc. 2008. All rights reserved.

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    EMBARQ Awarded Multi-Year Inmate Telephone Contract by Nevada Department of Corrections

    CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMBARQ, an innovative provider of integrated communications solutions, has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide and manage inmate phone services for the Nevada Department of Corrections.

    The exclusive contract announced by EMBARQ(TM) Payphone Services and NDOC covers the entire NDOC system, which includes 21 facilities housing 13,000 inmates, said Lorraine Bagwell, Deputy Director of Support Services, who added that the agency selected EMBARQ from among several well-qualified bidders.

    "We continually look for ways to operate a more efficient correctional communications system," Bagwell said. "The EMBARQ package provided the flexibility and features we needed as we looked to upgrade and streamline our system and lower prices."

    "With the implementation of the new contract, inmates' families will see a reduction in the average phone costs," Bagwell said. "The Department of Corrections is very excited to help the inmate families while maintaining needed security of our phone system."

    BASED ON AN AVERAGE TALK TIME OF 16 MINUTES Call Type Current Rates New Rates Savings to Families Local $1.89 $1.45 $(0.44) Within NV* $4.48 $2.73 $(1.75) Out of State $18.19 $16.14 $(2.05) * Applies to calls to completed within the State of Nevada in the 55-124 mileage bank

    "We're very excited to bring our voice and e-messaging services -- as well as our commitment to service -- to the citizens of Nevada," said Paul Cooper, EMBARQ director and general manager-public access.

    EMBARQ provides inmate phone services for the states of Kansas, South Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin, in addition to numerous county facilities. The NDOC system transition from the current provider is expected to be completed by April.

    About EMBARQ

    Embarq Corporation , headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common sense communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500. For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) - all on one monthly bill. For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class DSL, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services. EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit

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    Telanetix to Present at Investor Conferences in FebruaryTelepresence Provider to Share IP Communication Industry Insight

    SAN DIEGO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telanetix Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: TNXI) , a leading IP solutions provider offering telepresence and VoIP services to the SMB and SME markets, is scheduled to present at two investor conferences in February. Tom Szabo, chairman and chief executive officer, will deliver insights on the IP communications industry and the company's ability to continue to grow in the current market conditions.

    Event Details: Event: Security Research Associates' 4th Annual Winter Technology Conference When: Monday, February 11, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. PT Where: Omni Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Event: Roth Capital Partners 20th Annual OC Growth Stock Conference When: Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. PT Where: Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA

    Audio for both presentations will be streamed live on the Investor Relations section of the company's web site at, and the presentations used at the conferences will also be available at the same location. For those unable to listen to the live broadcasts, a replay of each presentation will be available for a period of 90 days after the live presentation.

    About Telanetix, Inc.

    Telanetix is a leading internet protocol (IP) solutions provider offering telepresence and voice over IP (VoIP) services to the small-to-medium businesses and enterprise (SMB and SME) markets. By leveraging on ubiquitous network infrastructures, Telanetix's solutions meet the real-world communications demands of its customers. The company's telepresence offering, called Digital Presence(TM), creates fully immersive and interactive meeting environments that incorporate voice, video and data from multiple locations into a single environment at better quality and much lower price than competitors. The AccessLine Division provides VoIP services and gives companies flexible calling solutions at a fraction of the price of traditional telecom providers. Additional information can be found at the Telanetix corporate website,

    Telanetix Inc.

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    TI CEO tells UTD engineering students: 'Your skills are desperately needed'Rich Templeton says electronics innovation will solve the world's most critical problems

    DALLAS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) CEO and president, Rich Templeton, challenged engineering students to take on "the problems that matter." Speaking Thursday evening to a group of students and faculty at the TI Foundation Auditorium at the University of Texas -- Dallas School of Engineering, Templeton laid out some of the key problems facing the world today. "Think about health care, power efficiency, public safety and the need for infrastructure in developing regions," he said. "These issues touch billions of people and they impact every corner of the world."

    Templeton described the potential impact technology could have on making health care more accessible, lowering power needs, improving automotive safety, and bringing cellular phones to rural India and China. "These are all real and immediate challenges," he said, "and the solutions aren't going to come out of boardrooms or summit meetings. They're going to come from people like you, creative engineers who want to make a difference. You and your skills are desperately needed in the world."

    Templeton's remarks capped a day-long visit at the school, where he met with UTD engineering students and faculty to talk about their studies, their research programs, and opportunities for TI and UTD to work more closely together. A vocal champion of engineering as a foundation for solving problems, Templeton has visited six universities around the world over the past 18 months, encouraging young innovators to use technology to make a difference. His visit to UTD follows similar trips to the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Especially in the U.S., where studies have reported that only half of engineering students complete their engineering degrees, Templeton's goal is get students excited about the impact they can make on the world and encourage them to pursue engineering as a profession.

    TI and UTD have enjoyed a long relationship, as TI founders Eugene McDermott, Cecil Green and Erik Jonsson helped establish UTD in 1969 with the goal of building a vibrant intellectual and creative community in Dallas. Since its founding, UTD has graduated over 45,000 students, and about 350 UTD engineering graduates currently are employed with TI.

    Templeton concluded his remarks at UTD by urging the students to stick with their education and get the training they need to create positive change. "We depend on you to help us build a better world," he told them. "We hope that you will become great engineers. But we expect all of you to be great problem-solvers who make a difference."

    About Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, go to


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