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News from June, 2010

BELGIUM PUTS U.S. INNOVATION ON DISPLAY TO ATTRACT NEW COMPANIES

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Windspire – Press Release

City of Enghien Installs Five Windspire® Wind Turbines at New Technology Business Park

ENGHIEN, BELGIUM – Looking to attract innovative technology companies, the town of Enghien, Belgium is developing a state-of-the-art business park that will feature the latest in energy efficient technologies. Prior to the scheduled opening later this summer, five Windspire® vertical axis wind turbines from U.S.-based Windspire EnergyTM were installed outside the center’s first building to provide clean energy and highlight the center’s focus on new green technologies. Visible from the main highway, the installation brought many questions from the media and led to a preview event on Wednesday, June 25th.

“We installed the Windspires in such a visible place that everyone who drove by wanted to know what these spinning things were doing there,” said Thierry Brunet of Mercinat-Sarl, Belgium’s Windspire Distributor. “The center decided it was best to hold a press event to explain how the Windspires work.” (Full Article)


InsideView and LinkSV Enable Prospecting for Start-Up Gold

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

MarketWire – Press Release

InsideView, Inc. today announced a partnership with LinkSV to expand coverage of start-ups and fast-growing SMB companies within its flagship sales productivity application, SalesView. The addition of LinkSV’s in-depth company and executive profiles make SalesView the industry-leading sales intelligence solution for B2B sales organizations targeting technology start-ups and the venture capital community.

LinkSV is the latest content partner to integrate with the InsideView Smart Cloud™, the first sales intelligence solution to allow plug-and-play addition and validation of content. The InsideView Smart Cloud brings together best-of-breed business information partners such as Capital IQ (a Standard & Poor’s company), Cortera, Jigsaw, NetProspex and Thomson Reuters as well as social media sites such as Facebook, Google Blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter and more than 20,000 online news sources.

“We are delighted to partner with InsideView. This will give our LinkSV customers access to information beyond the Silicon Valley, and in turn bring value to InsideView with our focus on emerging companies and the manner in which we connect people, capital and companies,” said Bob Karr, CEO of LinkSV. (Full Article)


MobiTV for iPhone Surpasses One Million Downloads

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

PRNewswire – Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ — Highlighting the demand for top tier mobile media content, and consumer response to a high quality user experience, MobiTV for iPhone has surpassed one million downloads in the Apple iTunes App Store.

WHAT: Released in April 2010, one out of every 308 Americans has now downloaded the MobiTV for iPhone application – currently number two on Apple’s Top Grossing app list. The application features live TV programming and video-on-demand content from every major network, and many of the most popular cable channels. (Full Article)


Cincinnati Zoo Using Wind Power to Go Green

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

 Windspire – Press Release

First Zoo in the Country with a Windspire Wind Turbine

Cincinnati, OH – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden unveils its newest energy source – the Windspire® wind turbine! The 30-foot tall turbine was installed in the Zoo’s Go Green Garden to help power the ticketing and membership building. Along with the solar panels in the Go Green Garden, the turbine will meet approximately one-fourth of all of the power demands for the building.

“The Zoo is a natural champion of environmental sustainability” said Walt Borland, Windspire Energy CEO & President. “We are excited that the Windspire will now be a part of their efforts to demonstrate how easy it is for any of us to help protect our most important habitat – Planet Earth.” (Full Article)


SalesView the Most Popular Application on ChatterExchange

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

MarketWatch – Press Release

InsideView, Inc. today announced that the company’s award-winning and free sales intelligence application, SalesView, is already the most popular download on the new ChatterExchange from salesforce.com. SalesView has also received the highest rating of all free applications on ChatterExchange.

SalesView, the first Sales 2.0 application integrated with Salesforce CRM, launched on the ChatterExchange today with the public launch of Chatter. SalesView’s mash-up with Salesforce CRM provides sales teams with real-time sales intelligence on leads and prospects, providing relevant news alerts, sales triggers, business insight and relationship analysis from social sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, along with traditional editorial and business information sources, all within the Salesforce CRM platform. Now relevant business insights will be available in real-time through salesforce.com’s Chatter. (Full Article)


SalesView the Most Popular Application on ChatterExchange

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Marketwire – Press Release

SalesView Also Ranks as Highest Rated Free Application on New Salesforce.com Marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jun 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — InsideView, Inc. today announced that the company’s award-winning and free sales intelligence application, SalesView, is already the most popular download on the new ChatterExchange from salesforce.com. SalesView has also received the highest rating of all free applications on ChatterExchange.

SalesView, the first Sales 2.0 application integrated with Salesforce CRM, launched on the ChatterExchange today with the public launch of Chatter. (Full Article)


INSIDEVIEW SALES INTELLIGENCE KEY TO NEW CDC PIVOTAL SOCIAL CRM TOOL

Monday, June 21st, 2010

InsideView – Press Release

InsideView, Inc. today announced the integration of its flagship sales productivity application, SalesView, into CDC Pivotal Social CRM 6.0. The integration brings Facebook, SalesView, Twitter, Google BlogSearch and LinkedIn directly to the fingertips of CDC Pivotal CRM end users.

CDC Software Corporation’s (NASDAQ: CDCS) announced earlier this morning the availability of CDC Pivotal Social CRM 6.0, a new Social CRM application that brings the power of social media directly into CRM so enterprises can gather deeper sales intelligence through increased engagement with customers, quickly identify qualified leads, develop effective sales campaigns, close more deals and improve customer service.

“Tapping into social media insights for sales productivity is a key tenet of any Social CRM deployment,” said Marc Perramond, director of product management at InsideView. “Knowing the most about your leads and prospects is imperative in today’s sales profession. SalesView, along with insights from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and Twitter, is the ultimate ‘sales intelligence’ package for sales professionals, and we are pleased to be a part of the new CDC Pivotal Social CRM 6.0 module.” (Full Article)


Symantec Helps MobiTV, Inc. Deliver Mobile Experiences

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Symantec – Press Release

Mobile media technology provider works with Symantec and Blue Chip Tek to reduce costs and streamline IT operations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 16, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced MobiTV, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions that deliver media over wireless and broadband networks, relies on Symantec information security and management software suites to automate IT processes, consolidate multiple security technologies and reduce email storage space.

MobiTV’s end-to-end managed service platform enables the delivery of 100 television and video channels from more than 50 content providers, including NBC, ABC, ESPN Mobile TV, Disney Channel, FOX News, COMEDY CENTRAL and Bravo to its subscribers. The company’s subscriber base has tripled over just the past two years to nine million, and its IT infrastructure was feeling the strain. (Full article)


WINDSPIRE ENERGY™ ANNOUNCES ENTRANCE INTO THE AUSTRALIAN WIND MARKET

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Windspire – Press Release

AllSafe® Energy Efficient Products, Leading Green-Tech Company, Granted Distributions Rights for Windspire®

RENO, NEVADA -Windspire EnergyTM (formerly Mariah Power) today announced a partnership with Australian-based AllSafe® Energy Efficient Products to be the sole distributor of the Windspire® wind turbine in Australia. AllSafe is recognized as one of the leading and fastest growing energy efficient product providers in Australia. The partnership will now begin the process of certifying the Windspire for the Australian market for an expected sales launch later this year.

Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy industry in Australia, driven by government initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2050 and a commitment to ensure 20% of Australia’s electricity supply will come from renewable energy sources by 2020. The market for small-scale turbines is expected to grow through rebate programs that can offset the costs for customers by as much as 50%. (Full Article)


groSolar Offers Residential Solar Lease Program in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Renewable Energy World – Press Release

New financing program allows PA homeowners to go solar for $0 down

White River Junction, Vt. – National solar power installer and distributor groSolar announced today the launch of a new residential solar leasing program for homeowners in Pennsylvania, offered in partnership with AFC-First Financial and Middle Atlantic Solar Leasing, LP. It is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania.

The solar leasing program allows a homeowner to lease a rooftop solar electric system for little or no money down, and pay a monthly fee for the solar electricity the panels produce. Homeowners also have the option to buy the solar system outright at a later date. (Full Article)


Sometrics launches Game Coins virtual goods market for games (exclusive)

Friday, June 11th, 2010

GamesBeat – Dan Takahashi

Sometrics is launching its Game Coins virtual goods market Monday to help game publishers monetize their games across a number of game platforms.

Those who visit the market’s GameCoins.com web site can earn or purchase virtual currency to spend in their games. Ian Swanson, chief executive of the El Segundo, Calif.-based company, said it is trying to set itself apart from rivals such as Offerpal’s GamePoints or Playspan by making the integration of its platform easy for publishers and seamless for consumers.

The site will be fully functional on Monday. Users can earn virtual currency by doing things like writing strategy guides for games or posting articles about them. They can also earn coins by completing missions within games, or they can fill out surveys and complete offers. They can then exchange the Game Coins for the currency of a particular game when they want to spend it. (Full Article)


Following World Cup, Phone in Hand

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The New York Times – Bob Tedeschi

When the World Cup opens this week, numerous apps will be able to help fans to keep track of the action on the field. And while watching live on a smartphone will be possible for some users, the options can be confusing, and they are not all free.

If simple scores and stats are all you need, free apps abound, like Goal.com (for iPhones and BlackBerrys), ESPN 2010 FIFA World Cup (for iPhones), Univision Fútbol – Copa Mundial 2010 (BlackBerry and iPhone) and WC 2010 – FotMob (Android).

Live video will be available on some phones for most, if not all, of the 64 World Cup matches between the tournament’s start Friday and the final match on July 11. Fans will, however, need to make sure they have the right phone with the right carrier. (Full Article)


City of Reno & Windspire Energy Choose Artists to Paint Windspire® Wind Turbine

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Windspire – Press Release

Local Artists Katie Packham & Naomi Ferrall to Do Live Painting during July 8th Artown Event

RENO, NEV- Windspire Energy (formerly Mariah Power), developer of the Windspire® wind turbine, and the City of Reno today announced the artists chosen to paint the City of Reno’s Windspire wind turbine during a live Artown event on July 8th at the West Street Market. Katie Packham and Naomi Ferrall will paint the 10?foot base pole of the Windspire that will be installed on the roof of the City’s Parking Gallery.

The project is a partnership between Windspire Energy, the City of Reno and Artown that seeks to draw attention to Reno’s commitment to arts and renewable energy during the month long art festival. Packham and Ferrall will work closely with Windspire Energy and the City of Reno to design and paint the 10?foot base pole of the Windspire that will be installed on the roof of the City’s Parking Gallery. (Full Article)


City of Reno & Windspire Energy Choose Artists to Paint Windspire® Wind Turbine

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Windspire – Press Release

Windspire Energy (formerly Mariah Power), developer of the Windspire® wind turbine, and the City of Reno today announced the artists chosen to paint the City of Reno’s Windspire wind turbine during a live Artown event on July 8th at the West Street Market. Katie Packham and Naomi Ferrall will paint the 10?foot base pole of the Windspire that will be installed on the roof of the City’s Parking Gallery.

The project is a partnership between Windspire Energy, the City of Reno and Artown that seeks to draw attention to Reno’s commitment to arts and renewable energy during the month long art festival. Packham and Ferrall will work closely with Windspire Energy and the City of Reno to design and paint the 10?foot base pole of the Windspire that will be installed on the roof of the City’s Parking Gallery.

“The bright and vibrant colors will truly bring the Windspire to life,” said Dave Aiazzi, Reno city Councilman. “This artwork will make a beautiful statement about Reno’s commitment to renewable energy and the arts.” (Full Article)


Raise a glass to glass bottles

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

CNet – Abbi Perets

If you’ve ditched bottled water in favor of more economic and ecological solutions, you may have discovered that it’s difficult to keep reusable plastic bottles really clean. And every time you turn around, there’s another article on the dangers of BPA, and heaven forbid you actually planned to let your children use a plastic drinking receptacle. You might as well just give them arsenic and be done with it. (Please do not actually give your children arsenic.)

Lifefactory makes reusable glass bottles that are dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and PVC-free. You can clean and sterilize them, and the glass won’t retain any apple juice smell–if you have kids, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And if you have kids, you’re probably also thinking that you’re not about to hand them a glass drinking bottle. Here’s the thing:

Lifefactory bottles are encased in patent-pending silicone sleeves that protect them and help prevent them from breaking. They also make it easier to grip the bottles comfortably in your hand. Plus, they come in fun colors.

Currently, the company offers water bottles for kids and adults, baby bottles, and silicone teethers. Order online or find them at retail stores nationwide. (Full Article)


INSIDEVIEW BREAKS THE SALES PRODUCTIVITY SOUND BARRIER

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Fresh News – Press Release

Sales organizations are constantly seeking ways to increase sales productivity and accomplish more — qualify more leads, make more customer calls, generate more pipeline and close more deals. One of the key barriers to increasing sales productivity is the time-consuming nature of company and contact research, with the average sales reps spending anywhere from 12 to 25% of their time on account research.

The InsideView product development team analyzed over 100 million SalesView user interactions to look for ways to optimize common workflows like lead qualification and pre-call research. The analysis resulted in a new streamlined user interface that, according to click-stream studies and user testing, will reduce the average time required to qualify a lead to less than three minutes, and the average pre-call research to less than 15 minutes. (Full Article)


AT&T and ESPN Bring Fans Interactive Coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM) Across Multiple Screens

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

PR Newswire – Press Release

Fans Can Watch All 64 Live Matches from ESPN on AT&T Mobile TV and MobiTV U-verse TV Launches ESPN World Cup Multi-Language Multiview App

DALLAS, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T customers will get to score a hat trick for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. AT&T is bringing fans more ways than any other provider to follow the 2010 FIFA World CupTM with live and on demand coverage across the TV, online and mobile devices.

A proud partner of the U.S. Men’s National Team, AT&T* today announced its multi-screen delivery of ESPN coverage of the 2010 FIFA World CupTM and exclusive U.S. Men’s National Team content on AT&T U-verse TV, at AT&T U-verse Online and on AT&T mobile phones. AT&T also announced the launch of the 2010 FIFA World CupTM app that lets you watch up to four ESPN channels featuring soccer matches and content on your U-verse TV screen at one time, including the ability to choose from six different languages.

“The 2010 FIFA World CupTM from South Africa is one of the most anticipated sporting events in history, and AT&T customers will have more ways to watch all the action on the screens they use most,” said Dan York, president of content, AT&T. “AT&T customers will have 64 live ESPN games available live on all three screens: the TV, PC and mobile device. We’ll have up to two channels of live matches available on mobile, U-verse TV customers will be able to interact with and follow their favorite teams with our innovative 2010 FIFA World CupTM app, and live coverage of all matches and exclusive bonus content is available for AT&T High Speed Internet customers.” (Full article)