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News from September, 2009


Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Pitchengine – Press Release

Windspire® Wind Turbines to Provide Power to Alaska’s Largest Fisheries Research Facility

JUNEAU, ALASKA — Mariah Power ( was awarded a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide the wind system for Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute – Alaska’s largest fisheries research facility. Six Windspire vertical axis wind turbines will generate 7.2 kWh of clean, renewable energy at the Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute in Juneau, Alaska in a deal inked earlier this month. (Full Article)

Aravo Launches `SIM Made Simple`

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Reuters – Press Release

New Resource Area on Offers Best Practices in Managing Supplier Risk, Compliance, Sustainability and Other Key Issues

SAN FRANCISCO–(Business Wire)-Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of Supplier Information Management (SIM) and Supplier Risk Management software and services, today announced SIM Made Simple, a new resource area on that will offer best practices on a wide range of supplier management, risk, compliance and sustainability issues. The series will draw from Aravo`s experience managing millions of suppliers for some of the largest companies in the world. (Full Article)

Sometrics Partners with Atlus Online, Ndoors Interactive and, to Increase Game Developers’ Virtual Currency Revenue

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Reuters – Business Wire Press Release

Sometrics Partners Typically Gain 15 Percent Lift Through Optimizing Third Party Virtual Currency Offer Providers/Ad Networks; Average eCPM across MMOs Hits $725

SAN JOSE–(Business Wire)- Sometrics ( today announced that MMO gaming companies Atlus Online (, Ndoors Interactive ( and ( will deploy the Sometrics Offer Solution to optimize revenue from virtual currency. Sometrics made the announcement at Engage Expo, here through September 24.

On the 24th at 2:30 p.m., Sometrics CEO Ian Swanson will participate in a panel discussion, “Leveraging Virtual Worlds to Engage and Monetize” ( (Full Article)

MobiTV wins mobile TV award

Friday, September 18th, 2009

MobileWire – Alan Harten

MobiTV Inc, a specialist in mobile media, was announced yesterday as the recipient of the ‘Best Mobile TV Service or Technology’ at the CSI (Cable and Satellite International) Awards 2009.

The award was given out at the IBC Conference last Friday and is given to honour a company that has served as a leader in product marketing and technical marketing in the sectors of IPTV, terrestrial broadcasting, cable, and satellite.

The hyper personalised mobile TV application ‘Mobi4Biz’ is the reason the company was honoured, which has a focus on providing information and financial news. (Full Article)

Ultimate Fighting Championship App Now Available on App Store

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Los Angeles Business Journal – PR Newswire Press Release

UFC and MobiTV Bring the Octagon to the iPhone and iPod touch; live streaming of UFC 103: FRANKLIN vs. BELFORT

EMERYVILLE, Calif. and DALLAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ — UFC and MobiTV today announced the availability of the Ultimate Fighting Championship App on the App Store. Powered by MobiTV the app features live Pay-Per-View content and in-app purchasing of live events. The first fight featured will be the live stream of UFC 103 on September 19, featuring former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin vs. former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (Full Article)


Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Pitchengine – Press Release

Explosive Growth of Small Wind Turbine Brings Clean Energy Revolution to Homes and Businesses

RENO, Nevada- Start-up wind technology company, Mariah Power (, today announced the 400th installation of its innovative vertical axis Windspire wind turbine. The site of the newest Windspire is a private residence on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix. Homeowners, businesses and museums are installing Windspires across the U.S. to generate their own clean energy and save money on energy costs while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company credits the unique noise-free and attractive design that allows the Windspire to fit in many places currently unavailable to small wind for the explosive growth. A 30% federal tax credit available for the Windspire has also enabled more homeowners and businesses to harness their own clean energy. (Full Article)

Handmark® and MobiTV® Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Handmark – Press Release

Emmy Award Winning Application Brings Live TV to Palm® TreoTM

KANSAS CITY, MO and BERKELEY, CA – (15 September 2005) – Handmark® and MobiTV® today announced that Handmark will be the exclusive North American distribution partner for online sales of MobiTV® for the Palm® TreoTM.

MobiTV is the first global multimedia network and technology company targeting the more than 1.6 billion mobile phone users worldwide. MobiTV turns the Palm Treo into a portable TV, allowing users to watch live television right in the palm of their hand. With a wide variety of top channels to choose from, covering news, sports, entertainment, comedy, cartoons, and more, MobiTV subscribers can always find something to watch – anytime, anywhere. (Full Article)

MobiTV Taps Bob Gehringer to Lead Advertising and Brand Partnerships

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Reuters – PR Newswire Press Release

Gehringer will focus on growing MobiTV’s advertising sales and building a diverse client portfolio

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — MobiTV, Inc., today announced the appointment of Bob Gehringer as Vice President of Advertising and Brand Partnerships.
Bringing more than 20 years of advertising experience to MobiTV, Gehringer will be responsible for managing and growing the company’s advertising sales and strategic brand partnerships. Additionally, he will focus on revenue growth, building a diverse client portfolio, evangelizing mobile advertising and developing cutting-edge advertiser solutions within MobiTV’s evolving platform.

Gehringer joins MobiTV from NextMedium, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Agency Partnerships. (Full Article)

groSolar wins first place for technology growth in Vermont

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Renewable Energy World – Press Release

White River Jct. company to be awarded Vermont Business Magazine’s 5x5x5 Growth Award

White River Jct., Vt. – Vermont Business Magazine has named groSolar, a national leader in solar energy installation and distribution, as the first place 5x5x5 Growth Award winner in the technology category. The award recognizes groSolar as the fastest growing technology company in Vermont, and will be presented at 5x5x5 Growth Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington on September 15th.

This is the second consecutive 5x5x5 Growth Award win for the White River Jct.-based company, which has seen a meteoric rise in the demand for solar energy solutions nationwide. Founded in 1998, the company is now firmly established as a national leader in solar installation and distribution, and is the largest 100 percent U.S.-owned distributor in North America. Over the last five years, the company’s revenues grew by over 3400 percent. groSolar is now the fourth-largest residential solar provider in the nation. (Full Article)

groSolar Partners with Carbon Shredders at San Diego’s Kick Gas Festival

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

GroSolar – Press Release

groSolar to give away a solar electric system valued at $40,000

San Diego, Calif. — A drag racing championship without gas fumes and roaring engines? America’s love affair with the automobile also includes alternative energy enthusiasts, and organizers of the upcoming Kick Gas Festival in San Diego know it. The festival aims to make renewable energy part of our national identity, so that reducing our carbon footprint becomes as American as baseball, apple pie, and yes, drag racing.

groSolar, a nationwide solar power company, today announced it will be a proud sponsor of the Kick Gas Festival on October 24 at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. (Full Article)

Brainshark Achieves 320% ROI in First 6 Months of SalesView Deployment

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Reuters – Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwire) — 09/09/09 — InsideView today announced that Brainshark, Inc., a leader in on-demand presentations, has successfully deployed SalesView, InsideView’s award-winning sales intelligence solution. David Fitzgerald, executive vice president of sales, marketing and services for Brainshark, will share Brainshark’s success story at the Sales 2.0 Conference : on Sept. 10 in Chicago. Brainshark has been an InsideView customer since February 2009 and has achieved more than a 320% return on investment (ROI) and a 12% increase in pipeline during its first six months of SalesView deployment.

SalesView discovers sales opportunities across both traditional editorial sources and social media. It presents this relevant intelligence natively within CRM and mobile devices to maximize sales team productivity and accelerate sales cycles — delivering accurate, relevant and timely business insights directly to sales reps. Brainshark’s decision to deploy SalesView across its sales and marketing organizations was driven by a desire to increase sales productivity and marketing campaign effectiveness. (Full Article)

NBC Sports and MobiTV Launch Live Notre Dame Football App

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Reuters – PR Newswire Press Release

iPhone and iPod touch Users Can Now Enjoy Live Game Coverage and ‘Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame’ with the Notre Dame Central App

NEW YORK and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — iPhone and iPod touch users can now access live coverage of all eight University of Notre Dame home football games with NBC Sports’ all-new Notre Dame Central App, powered by MobiTV.

Available now in the app store, Fighting Irish diehards and college football fans nationwide can download the app to watch live NBC Sports coverage of each home game via 3G and/or WiFi on their iPhone and iPod touch. (The first live game available on the app was Saturday, September 5, a 35-0 Notre Dame victory over the University of Nevada.) (Full Article)

Let the Sun Shine

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Wall Street Journal – Cassanadra Sweet

With the price of solar panels falling, now may be a good time for consumers to take a look

The solar industry has been struggling this year against weak demand, ample supply and sliding prices. Which means that for anyone thinking about putting solar panels on their roof, there probably hasn’t been a better time.

All along the supply chain, prices have been falling, and could fall further still. Silicon, a main ingredient in most panels, has been selling for as little as half what it went for a year ago, while some panels and installed systems can be had for 25% less, retailers and installers say. Throw in a 30% rebate offered by the U.S. government, plus rebates in California, New Jersey, New York and other states, and, depending on where you live, you could be looking at $15,750 for a system that would have cost nearly twice as much a year ago when the federal rebate was much smaller. (Full Article)

groSolar Launches Green Benefits Program

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Renewable Energy World – Press Release

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Participates in Pilot

White River Jct., Vt. — Socially responsible companies are offering new forms of benefits to their employees – incentives for carpooling, gym memberships, home-efficiency assistance. Now there’s a new employee benefit that taps into consumers’ rising interest in renewable energy.

groSolar, the nation’s premiere solar company, announced today its latest innovation in the solar market: the groSolar Employee Green Benefits Program, which offers group-discounts on solar power systems for employees. (Full Article)

The Top 3 Residential Vertical Wind Turbines

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Residential Wind Power

Traditionally when a wind turbine has been installed for home use most people have opted for the horizontal wind turbine – that is a three or four blade fan mounted on a horizontal axis to power their house. Vertical wind turbines which are otherwise known as a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) are becoming more common place in residential installations, and here are just a few reasons why:

Vertical Wind Turbine Benefits:
Unlike a horizontal wind turbine a vertical wind turbine does not have to be pointed into the wind to produce power. Being that the turbine is mounted on a vertical axis means that the blades will always be facing into the wind. (Full article)