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In the wake of its threat to pull out of China, Google Tuesday postponed the Chinese launch of two Android-based phones without saying why or if it would be rescheduled. Google presumably expects the situation to escalate and the Chinese government to block access to its US site, potentially affecting service. The AP says a Chinese business magazine reported that Google told Motorola and Samsung to take its logo, search engine and maps off the phones being made for China Unicom. ... (more)

Realise delivers Scottish Widows Investment Partnership a modern digital presence – now live

Digital agency Realise and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) this week launched a new website for the asset management business. Realise were appointed by SWIP after a competitive pitch to redesign and build using a new CMS, Ektron. The overall aim of the project was to create an improved user experience that could sit at the centre of SWIP's future digital and offline campaigns. The project commenced with an extensive customer research and planning phase, contributing to a completely redesigned information architecture and set of wireframe templates for user testing. Realise adapted the recently refreshed SWIP brand guidelines to deliver a modern design that provides SWIP with a huge degree of flexibility for ongoing developments. The site was planned, designed and delivered in-house by Realise, with one multi-disciplinary team ensuring a s... (more)

Google Now Can Remind You When It’s Time to Pay Your Bills

As predicted back in March based on an APK teardown, Google Now has received bill reminder integration via your Gmail account. The level of detail for some billers seems fairly basic at the moment: Google Now identifies emails in your Gmail account as bills, and a card will show up with the name of the biller, the amount due, the due date, and an option to view the email the bill was sent with. The “Pay now” image we mocked up doesn’t look exactly like what our tipster sent, but that’s probably because this bill isn’t for a billing provider Google Now has achieved rich integration with. What you’re seeing is probably the most basic incarnation of the feature, whereas other billers may have or receive in the future more detailed information and options for action (such as paying your bill). We know that strings for things like minimum payments, previous balances, la... (more)

Wireless Telecom Group Announces Management Changes and Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. (NYSEAmex: WTT) (the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors and James M. (Monty) Johnson, the Company’s Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, have mutually agreed to end his employment relationship with the Company, effective August 11, 2009, to permit him to pursue other opportunities closer to his home in Georgia. In connection with his departure, Mr. Johnson also resigned as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Additionally, the Board of Directors and Lawrence D. Henderson mutually agreed to terminate his employment as Senior Vice President of Global Customer Operations and Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, effective August 11, 2009. The departures of Messrs. Johnson and Henderson are not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies o... (more) Leverages Tealeaf's Integration With Google Analytics to Deliver Unique eCommerce Optimization Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/31/09 -- Tealeaf® today announced that, a premier cable and wire management-related product vendor, is relying on an integrated ecommerce optimization solution that combines Tealeaf's online Customer Experience Management (CEM) software with Google Analytics(TM) Web analytics service, using Tealeaf cxConnect for Web Analytics. The powerful integration provides deeper online insight to inform marketing and Web site optimization efforts aimed at improving online customer experiences and maximizing revenue. Ecommerce Raises Questions Ecommerce sites with heavy volumes of transactions produce sizeable amounts of data. Interpretation of this data can help measure the success of business initiatives and inform strategic decisions about future projects. But companies often find it challenging to interpret site data... (more)

National Trust for Historic Preservation Teams With Charity Dynamics to Spotlight Places That Matter Across America

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has drawn attention to hundreds of historic sites and other favorite places across the country with a creative and engaging social media campaign, This Place Matters. Launched earlier this summer with support and guidance from Charity Dynamics, the campaign enables individuals to share stories and photos of places that matter to them and also discuss ways to preserve those places. NTHP is a nonprofit membership organization that provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize the country's communities. Charity Dynamics is a provider of comprehensive online solutions for nonprofit organizations, offering services, software and support to best meet their objectives and maximize results. "One of NTHP's strateg... (more)

faceVsion treibt mit x86-basierter Produktreihe High-Definition-Videokommunikation über offene Netzwerke für KMUs und Endverbraucher voran

BERLIN, September 3 /PRNewswire/ -- faceVsion Technology Inc., ein innovativer Anbieter von HD- Videokommunikation für Verbraucher und KMUs, gab heute die Verfügbarkeit eines Upgrade-Satzes für PC-Anwender bekannt, mit dessen Hilfe Computer für Zweiwege-HD-Videokommunikation (720 p/1080 p) über Breitbandnetze aufgerüstet werden können. Das Unternehmen wird auf der IFA eine umfassende Reihe von Produkten vorführen, mit denen HD-Videotelefonate über XMPP, SIP bzw. direkte IP-Verbindungen geführt werden können. Videokonferenzschaltungen sollten eigentlich eine ganz selbstverständliche Ergänzung des normalen Arbeits- und Kommunikationsumfeldes sein. Sie sollten ohne grosse Vorabinvestitionen ein lebensnahes HD-Erlebnis ermöglichen und nicht von Einschränkungen herkömmlicher Desktop-Konferenzlösungen in Bezug auf Endgeräte- bzw. Hardware-Leistung, die Benutzung, das Net... (more)

Motorola Globally Introduces BACKFLIP(TM) with MOTOBLUR(TM) - Taking Smart in a Whole New Direction

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CES -- Today Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced the latest addition to its Android(TM) portfolio: BACKFLIP(TM) with MOTOBLUR(TM). The Motorola BACKFLIP, which combines the social savviness and personalization of MOTOBLUR with the multitasking performance of a smart phone, will be available in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia beginning in Q1 2010. The unique reverse flip design makes it easy to enjoy videos, music and photos, and the QWERTY keyboard allows you to blast through e-mails, texts, news feeds, social network messages and more. "Since introducing our first MOTOBLUR-based device, we've remained focused on differentiating the Android experience and bringing it to new carrier partners around the globe," said Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices. "BACKFLIP maximizes th... (more)

Parks Associates and Industry Leaders Address the Evolution of the Digital Home and Mobile Consumer at CONNECTIONS(TM) at CTIA

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/13 -- Parks Associates today announced the keynotes and speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located with CTIA in Las Vegas, May 20-23. The executive conference features the Connected Home Pavilion on the CTIA show floor, with demos from solution providers for the digital home; keynotes from AT&T, Starz, and Samsung; and sessions featuring executives focused on emerging technologies, products, and services for the connected home and mobile industry. Parks Associates research finds consumers are using apps as key points of entry for the entertainment and management systems in the connected home. Smartphone ownership has reached 60% of U.S. broadband households, and 18% of smartphone owners and 39% of tablet owners use apps from their pay-TV providers. One-third of consumers express interest in new ... (more)

Over 70% of Pay-TV Subscribers in Western Europe Able to Receive Multiscreen Services Like TV Everywhere

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 -- International research firm Parks Associates today announced it is accepting speaker submissions for the eighth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe, 12-13 November in Amsterdam at the Mövenpick Hotel. The executive conference will address challenges and new business strategies for monetizing connected-home services, including video, tech support, and home management. Parks Associates research finds over 70% of pay-TV subscribers in Western Europe are able to receive a TV Everywhere/multiscreen service. In Eastern Europe, multiscreen availability topped 25% of pay-TV households in early 2013. However, ARPU remains low, pushing many operators to test new business models such as a la carte pricing. "Connected CE and digital media usage continues to grow in Europe, and cloud-based services, including music, video games, and storage, wil... (more)

TripAdvisor Celebrates Top Performing Hospitality Businesses With 2013 Certificate of Excellence

NEWTON, Mass., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the 2013 Certificate of Excellence award recipients. Now in its third year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award. (Logo: ) The Certificate of Excellence award is given to outstanding hospitality businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travelers. Winners of the award range from one-room bed and breakfasts to 6,000-room hotels, from bakeries to Michelin st... (more)