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News from February, 2013

Samsung Sparks Anxiety at Google

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Amir Efrati—Wallstreet Journal

Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.20% and Google Inc. GOOG +0.69% together have stemmed Apple Inc.’s AAPL -0.16% dominance in smartphones, but there is new tension in their partnership.

Google executives worry that Samsung has become so big—the South Korean company sells about 40% of the gadgets that use Google’s Android software—that it could flex its muscle to renegotiate their arrangement and eat into Google’s lucrative mobile-ad business, people familiar with the matter said.

Now, as top executives from the world’s mobile industry gather in Barcelona, Google is meeting with other companies in hopes that their Android devices can keep Samsung’s leverage in check by providing legitimate competition, the people said. The Internet-search company is hoping new Android devices from manufacturers such as HTC Corp. 2498.TW +3.92% and Hewlett-Packard Co. HPQ +0.97% can challenge Samsung, they said. (Full Article)

Three groSolar Projects Receive Awards

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Press Release–groSolar

WHITE RIVER JCT., Vt. and COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — This week three projects that groSolar constructed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey received awards, being recognized by industry leading associations for outstanding project results. The three projects, Longwood Gardens, Keystone Solar, and Camden Solar Center, were completed in 2012 and provide approximately 10 MW of solar capacity.

Longwood Gardens received both the Diamond Award Certificate in the Water and Storm Water category from the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Pennsylvania Chapter and an Honorable Mention as an Outstanding Project by the Philadelphia Chapter of the PA Society of Professional Engineers. Longwood Gardens is a 1.5 MW project built at the international tourist destination in Pennsylvania. groSolar worked closely with Longwood Gardens and Pennoni Engineering to incorporate the solar modules into the natural beauty and landscape of the site. The main challenges of the project were the storm water management component of the solar modules and maintaining the national topography of the site. groSolar constructed a rain garden around the modules and meadow grasses were planted to manage the storm water runoff. The award was accepted by members of the involved partners of Pennoni Engineering, Ecogy Solar who is the owner of the system, and groSolar at a ceremony in Hershey, PA. (Full Article)

InsideView Team Wins SIIA CODiE Award for Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Press Release–InsideView

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 1, 2013) – InsideView, the leading provider of customer intelligence solutions for enterprise marketing and sales organizations, today announced that InsideView Team™ has won the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE™ Award for the Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution. The award recognizes the strength of the InsideView solution to increase revenue by enabling marketing and sales professionals to more effectively discover and identify qualified sales leads, convert leads to opportunities, accelerate the sales process, and better manage accounts for retention and growth.

“Congratulations to InsideView for winning the CODiE award for Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution,” said Kathy Greenler Sexton, VP and General Manager for the SIIA Content Division at SIIA. “With the tremendous growth in nominations and an exceptional field of innovative finalists, this was a competitive year for the coveted CODiE Awards. InsideView should be very proud of their achievement.” (Full Article)