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News from November, 2010

DOCUSIGN LEADS INITIATIVE WITH BIRST, INSIDEVIEW, SALESFORCE.COM FOUNDATION AND SILVERPOP TO RAISE $100,000 TOWARDS CONSTRUCTION OF NEW UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

InsideView – Press Release

DocuSign® (www.docusign.com), the global leader in electronic signatures, announced a philanthropic partnership with BirstTM, InsideView®, Silverpop® and Salesforce.com Foundation to raise $100,000 towards construction of the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. These philanthropic sponsors of the eSigning for Dollars program will donate five dollars for every Dreamforce 2010 attendee providing an electronic signature at booth #1215 on December 6 – 9, 2010 in the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center.

DocuSign and program partners, Birst, InsideView, Silverpop and Salesforce.com Foundation, have together pledged up to $100,000 by each providing a dollar for every Dreamforce attendee electronic signature. Attendees participate by visiting booth #1215 and quickly create a DocuSign electronic signature triggering a five dollar donation to the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Attendees can also view Birst business intelligence dashboards providing real-time donation updates during the conference and will receive a donation email confirmation through Silverpop following Dreamforce.  (Full Article)


InsideView Gives Thanks to Customers and Partners

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

InsideView – Marketwire

InsideView, Inc. today announced that it is donating toys to disadvantaged Bay Area children to give thanks for each of its customers and partners. InsideView has much to be thankful for, having recently surpassed the 750-customer mark, adding more than 400 new thought-leading companies to its customer roster in 2010 alone. The company recently passed another significant milestone, adding more than 50 registered partners from leading CRM/SFA vendors, systems integrators and sales training providers, as well as demand generation and inside sales consultants. Continued customer and partner growth, underscored by record increases in bookings and enterprise customer adoption, further establishes InsideView as the leading sales intelligence provider.  (Full Article)


TV Everywhere? We’re Already There

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Fox News – John R. Quain

In tech and TV circles, they call it “TV Everywhere” — a future when we can tune in our favorite shows wherever we are. But all it means is that people are watching TV differently now, and behind the camera networks are scrambling to catch up.

Boy, are they scrambling.

Proof that viewing habits are changing came earlier this month when research firm SNL Kagan revealed that 741,000 households stopped subscribing to basic cable in the third quarter of this year. That’s the biggest drop in subscribers in 30 years, and the reason is obvious.

Today, we’re watching shows on the bus, on the train, in the backseat of the car, on mobile phones and on iPads. It’s not so much that people are “cutting the cord”; it’s usually still needed for that all-important Internet connection. And it’s not that audiences don’t love shows like Glee (we do). But we’re not tethered to a living room set anymore. So the days when we all watched the same program at the same time are over.  (Full Article)


VA Homeowner Saves $24,000 On Solar Power Installation

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Renewable Energy World.com – groSolar

Alexandria, VA A federal tax credit saved a Virginia man nearly $24,000 on a solar electric and hot water installation on his Alexandria home. For Steven “Boots” Barnes, the cost of installing a home solar power system in Virginia is not only offset by federal tax credits, but also generates a steady revenue stream with solar renewable energy credits (SREC’s). Add those savings to significant utility-bill savings and the result is a return on investment of less than eight years.

Barnes is so pleased with his investment that he has become a solar advocate, encouraging his neighbors to do the same.

“It has been outstanding for us,” Barnes said. “It is the future for our kids. We are always willing to show neighbors and discuss the particulars. The installation was very painless with no maintenance. We chose to go with a national solar integrator, groSolar, who was outstanding. We’re fortunate we chose groSolar out of the two companies we considered.”

groSolar isn’t a traditional solar installation company. It is a nationwide solar distributor that shops the global market for the best value and highest quality products available. Every component installed from the wiring to the solar panels is hand-picked by groSolar CEO Jeff Wolfe.  (Full Article)


VA Homeowner Saves $24,000 On Solar Power Installation

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Renewable Energy World – groSolar

Alexandria, VA A federal tax credit saved a Virginia man nearly $24,000 on a solar electric and hot water installation on his Alexandria home. For Steven “Boots” Barnes, the cost of installing a home solar power system in Virginia is not only offset by federal tax credits, but also generates a steady revenue stream with solar renewable energy credits (SREC’s). Add those savings to significant utility-bill savings and the result is a return on investment of less than eight years.

Barnes is so pleased with his investment that he has become a solar advocate, encouraging his neighbors to do the same.

“It has been outstanding for us,” Barnes said. “It is the future for our kids. We are always willing to show neighbors and discuss the particulars. The installation was very painless with no maintenance. We chose to go with a national solar integrator, groSolar, who was outstanding. We’re fortunate we chose groSolar out of the two companies we considered.”

groSolar isn’t a traditional solar installation company. It is a nationwide solar distributor that shops the global market for the best value and highest quality products available. Every component installed from the wiring to the solar panels is hand-picked by groSolar CEO Jeff Wolfe.  (Full Article)


InsideView customers dominate sales and marketing 2.0 awards

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Inside View – Marketwire

InsideView, the leader in sales intelligence, today congratulates its customers Adobe Omniture Business Unit, Brainshark, Inc., BigMachines, Inc. and Unisfair in winning big at the 2010 Sales and Marketing 2.0 Awards, which honor excellence in leveraging technologies for improved sales and marketing results.

InsideView customers dominated at this year’s awards, taking four of six categories:

• Best Use of Social Media for Sales or Marketing: Adobe Omniture Business Unit

• Best Sales Enablement Program: BigMachines, Inc.

• Best Sales 2.0 Management: Brainshark, Inc.

• Best Sales Lead Management Program: Unisfair

The use of InsideView’s award-winning native CRM application empowers companies like these to leverage free business and social intelligence for significant gains in sales productivity and revenue. For example, earlier this year customer Brainshark also announced it had saved the equivalent of one sales rep a year in productivity by using InsideView across its sales team. Similarly, the Adobe Omniture Business Unit realized a 50 percent decrease in time spent by sales reps in researching prospects and customers, a tripling of call-to-opportunity ratio, and a 20 percent increase in opportunities generated — all by using InsideView directly within their existing CRM platforms.  (Full Article)


U.S. Solar Power Market Assessment: An Interview with Gaelan Brown of groSolar

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Renewable Energy World.com – Reginald Norris

Recently, at Solar Power International, the MyEnergySolution team sat down with Gaelan Brown, Vice President of Marketing for groSolar, to get his take on the solar power market in the U.S. and what advice he has for consumers.

MyEnergySolution: On the residential side, how is the 2010 solar market versus 2009 and where do you see the market moving in 2011?

It’s been generally better than 2009. For groSolar, installing solar across the northeast, mid-Atlantic, and California, it’s been a mixed bag. I think California has been a little tougher this year than it was in 2009. The East Coast markets have been solid although the Connecticut solar market has been tougher this year compared to last year as they’ve changed the state level program. In addition, there is no lease option in Connecticut.

We have also seen state rebates evaporating which I believe has caused a lot of consumers to wait, thinking there is going to be some better option if they wait. Well maybe that’s true and maybe its not but the general scene on the East Coast has been much accelerated especially with Pennsylvania and Massachusetts solar power. But even without the rebates in these states, you are still looking at a 5, 6 year payback with solar financing.  (Full Article)


Jamba Juice and Zola Announce Licensing Agreement

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Yahoo Finance – Press Release

Jamba and Zola to Launch an Innovative Line of Functional Daily Superfruit Shots

EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ:JMBA – News), a highly recognized, healthy active lifestyle brand, and Zola, one of the fastest growing makers of functional Brazilian Superfruit beverages, today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to develop and launch an innovative new line of Jamba-branded daily Superfruit shots. The products, which target health-oriented, busy consumers, provide an easier way to get the special benefits of Brazilian Superfruits in a delicious, all-natural, and convenient daily shot. The products are expected to launch in Jamba Juice retail stores, grocery stores, and other retail outlets in early 2011. (Full Article)