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News from March, 2008

Cast Iron Systems Announces Record First Quarter 2008 Results

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

SaaS Integration Leader Builds on 2007 Momentum With Substantial Growth in New Customers, Partners, and Solutions

Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing SaaS integration vendor, today announced that its first fiscal quarter, which ended on February 29, was the largest in the company’s history. Last year, Cast Iron doubled its business, with demand for SaaS application integration using the company’s integration appliances reaching its tipping point. This momentum continues into the new fiscal year with Cast Iron adding new products and partners, plus gaining customers in a wide variety of industries including AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest pharmaceutical services companies in the world; Aravo Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand Supplier Information Management (SIM) software and services; IBA Molecular, a global manufacturer of radiopharmaceuticals, isotopes, and cyclotron solutions; Krueger International, one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the country; and The Sports Authority, the largest U.S. full-line sporting goods retailer. (Read Full Article)


MobiTV Appoints Vice President of Technical Operations

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Leading Mobile Television Service Provider Taps David Turner to Lead World-Class Managed Network Operations

MobiTV, Inc., the leader in mobile and broadband entertainment services, today announced that David Turner has joined the Company as Vice President of Technical Operations. Turner brings more than 10 years of executive and managerial experience building and maintaining profitable worldwide operations organizations, including delivery of 24×7 software as a service (SaaS) operations, IT Teams, customer support teams, and engineering services teams. He will report directly to Bruce Gilpin, Chief Operating Officer. His appointment is effective as of March 3, 2008.

“MobiTV is pleased to have Dave joining to lead its technical operations team, bringing with him a deep understanding of high traffic, high availability systems,” said Bruce Gilpin, Chief Operating Officer, MobiTV. “With David’s experience in building out and scaling several, successful high uptime managed services, he will be a valuable addition to MobiTV as we continue to rapidly grow our subscription base, expand our service offerings and provide world-class managed network services to our carrier partners.” (Full Article)


MobiTV Appoints Vice President of Technical Operations

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Leading Mobile Television Service Provider Taps David Turner to Lead World-Class Managed Network Operations

MobiTV, Inc., the leader in mobile and broadband entertainment services, today announced that David Turner has joined the Company as Vice President of Technical Operations. Turner brings more than 10 years of executive and managerial experience building and maintaining profitable worldwide operations organizations, including delivery of 24×7 software as a service (SaaS) operations, IT Teams, customer support teams, and engineering services teams. He will report directly to Bruce Gilpin, Chief Operating Officer. His appointment is effective as of March 3, 2008.

“MobiTV is pleased to have Dave joining to lead its technical operations team, bringing with him a deep understanding of high traffic, high availability systems,” said Bruce Gilpin, Chief Operating Officer, MobiTV. “With David’s experience in building out and scaling several, successful high uptime managed services, he will be a valuable addition to MobiTV as we continue to rapidly grow our subscription base, expand our service offerings and provide world-class managed network services to our carrier partners.” (Read Full Article)


InsideView Introduces SalesView, Delivering Smart, Fresh and Complete Business Search and Intelligence

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

SalesView FREE, PRO and TEAM Are Offered as a Mash-up With CRM Applications to Automate Prospecting, Accelerate Sales Cycles and Close More Deals

InsideView today announced the introduction of SalesView™, a unique on-demand Business Search and Intelligence application, designed to bring insight gained from subscription-based and user-generated sources to the enterprise. As one of the first true examples of a Socialprise application, SalesView presents relevant customer data, discovered and distilled through web harvesting, specialized research providers and social networks, within the familiar context of a customer relationship management (CRM) application.

InsideView is offering a free version of the application to enable any salesperson to tap into SalesView’s intelligence to uncover fresh opportunities and close more business. PRO and TEAM versions of the product come loaded with deeper feature sets designed for power and enterprise users. InsideView is working with a number of partners to deliver SalesView to customers worldwide, including Landslide Technologies, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and SugarCRM. (Read Full Article)


Socialprise: Leveraging Social Data in the Enterprise

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

InsideView Advances a New Technology Framework With the Introduction of SalesView, One of the First Applications Designed for the Socialprise

InsideView today advanced the concept of Socialprise as a new framework for understanding the way in which the rich, unstructured data of social networks and media are beginning to transform the enterprise. In support of this concept, InsideView is announcing a new product, SalesView™, specifically designed to mash-up social data with enterprise-grade search and intelligence capabilities, to help sales teams automate prospecting, accelerate sales cycles and ultimately close more deals.

As the amount of data available on the Internet has exploded, partially magnified by increased convergence of previously disparate “professional” and “personal” sources, so too has the need for business to be able to harness this data in order to gain a competitive edge. Business processes often require relevant business intelligence that, until recently, could only be aggregated from a limited number of traditional, subscription-based sources. Social networks and other user-generated content on the Internet provide the opportunity to gain unprecedented insight into personal and professional relationships, with greater depth and breadth than was even imaginable a few years ago. The promise of greater insight can only be realized if the business user can practically digest the massive volume of data from an ever-growing number of subscription and non-subscription sources. (Read Full Article)


Managing Automation Announces Winners for the 2008 Progressive Manufacturing 50 Awards

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Winners to Be Honored at the Progressive Manufacturing Summit Black Tie Gala June 12, 2008 at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

The Progressive Manufacturing 50 award winners will be honored and presented with their awards at the Progressive Manufacturing Awards Gala Dinner to be held on the last day of the 2008 Progressive Manufacturing Summit, June 10-12, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. More than 175 manufacturing technology executives are expected to attend. In addition to presenting the awards to the Progressive Manufacturing 50 winners, Managing Automation will also announce at the Gala Dinner High Achievers in each of the 8 disciplines as well as the 2008 Progressive Manufacturer of the Year.

“We were delighted that the number of nominations received this year increased by more than 20% over the 2007 program,” said Managing Automation Publisher Heather Mikisch. “This is proof that there is a growing community rallying around the Progressive Manufacturing idea. We are continuing to dedicate resources to the development of this Progressive Manufacturing community, which helps leaders in the manufacturing industry make their organizations more productive and more successful in general.”

The 2008 Progressive Manufacturing 50 winners are:

AddisonMckee
Batesville Casket Co. (winner for 4 separate projects)
Bay Valley Foods
Beijing-Benz DaimlerChrysler Automotive
The Boeing Co.
Card-Monroe Corp.
Cequent Performance Products
Cox Target Media, Inc.
Danka USA
Dole Food Co., Inc.
EJ Ajax & Sons, Inc.
Eka Chemicals
Emerson Electric Co.
Endwave Corp.
Fleet Link Inc.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Fresno Valves & Castings, Inc.
GED Integrated Solutions
Genentech, Inc.
General Dynamics Corp.
Golden Grain Energy, LLC
Grote Industries
Honda Canada Inc.
Honeywell Process Solutions
Hewlett-Packard Co.
IBM Corp.
Inalfa Roof Systems
Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd.
Intertape Polymer Group Inc.
Itron, Inc.
Juniper Networks, Inc.
Kimberley Kampers Pty Ltd
L-3 Communications Corp.
Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Livingston & Haven
Lower Colorado River Authority
Magic Wheels Inc.
Martinrea International Inc.
Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.
Power Curbers, Inc.
Solaicx
Sunbelt Machine Works Corp.
Sundaram-Clayton Limited
Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.
UniRac, Inc.
ViewSonic Corp.

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Press Release: Sometrics

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

We are an 18 person company located in Los Angeles, CA.
Three founders:

* Ian Swanson – AOL, Userplane
* Matt Gray – UCLA Bioinformatics, Intuit
* Joe Hsieh – World Poker Tour

Our goal is to provide the best reporting possible for developers to better understand and grow engagement across social applications.

Currently, we are the only analytics solutions that actually tracks every app impression and reports both traffic and social metrics (demographics).

Website: http://www.sometrics.com

Facebook Application: http://apps.facebook.com/sometrics

The tracking code is extremely easy to install and usually takes developers just a couple minutes. If a developer has any issues, than they can join our active support room for instant live help.

The Sometrics analytics solution will always be free and we’ll never share or make your data public without consent. As FB developers ourselves, we understand that privacy is a major concern. Therefore, Sometrics doesn’t collect any personal data such as names, contact info, etc. and all aggregate metric data (gender, age, etc.) cannot be linked back to an individual.

We track: – Page views and unique visits – Installs and uninstalls – Age – Gender – Number of friends – Locations (down to the specific state if in US)

Our infrastructure can currently handle hundreds of millions daily impressions and will not slow down app load times. This is very important… other FB analytics solutions cannot scale and are unreliable. We’ve been testing millions of impressions since Community Next and Graphing Social back in October.

Many new features are currently being tested by other developers and will be released to the public soon. Knowing your audience is crucial when trying to build an active, growing community.

The traffic, demographic, and conversion details we provide help developers make design tweaks that increase traffic and advertising revenue.
In fact, some of our beta testers have reported 200% growth in traffic to their applications. Besides increasing their userbase, they also upped their advertising conversions (more money!)


Handango Releases Smartphone Content Trends for 2007

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Entertainment applications rose to the leading content category, showing a shift in consumer smartphone usage from business only to work-and-play

Handango, the world’s leading provider of smartphone content, today released the 2007 Year-end Handango Yardstick, a global trend report about the smartphone content industry. For the first time in Yardstick history, Entertainment content was the leading sales category, moving from third place in 2006, signaling a consumer shift in using smartphones not just for business and productivity-related activities. Also, the report shows smartphones created and marketed to consumers to use for work and play were among the leading devices for content downloads in 2007.

2007 IN REVIEW:

The top 10 best-selling applications for Windows Mobile Standard in 2007 were:
1. Ringtone Megaplex (ringtone library)
2. SBSH Facade (home screen plug-in)
3. MobiTV (streaming television)
4. HandiTV (streaming television)
5. Fizz Weather (weather monitor)
6. SmartphoneNotes (note manager)
7. Agendus Standard Edition (calendar manager)
8. Agenda One (calendar manager)
9. PocketStreamer (streaming media)
10. IM+ (instant messenger)

The top 10 best-selling applications for Pocket PC in 2007 were:
1. Spb Pocket Plus (today screen plug-in)
2. Spb Mobile Shell (today screen plug-in)
3. Pocket Informant 8 (today screen plug-in)
4. MobiTV (streaming television)
5. Spb Backup (file backup)
6. Microsoft Voice Command (voice control)
7. Spb Diary (today screen plug-in)
8. Spb Time (clock)
9. Spb Phone Suite (phone features)
10. Spb Brain Evolution (brain trainer)
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