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Boise's Congolese/Rwandan Refugee CommunityThis week a friend texted to ask advice on an appropriate welcome gift to present newly arriving Syrian refugees in Boise, Idaho. Without hesitation I said a cheap mobile phone with prepaid minutes. Why?  We are active in the refugee community and over the past three years have lost new refugees in the city. We have had kids waiting for moms that we can't find.  We have missed numerous doctor appointments because of language barriers and a lack of communications.  We have learned the value of even the simplest and cheapest of mobile phones. We have learned, working with the mostly Congolese/Rwandan refugee community, that when people have phones, coordination is far easier and more efficient.  When refugees first arrive, they are scheduled with non-stop appointments with different agencies, healthcare services and schools.  T... (more)

Mimecast Continues Rapid Growth with 50% Revenue Increase

Mimecast®, the leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, has today announced record revenues for the nine months to December 31, 2011, up almost 50 percent on the previous year. With revenues up to $36m for the nine months ended December 31, 2011, Mimecast expects to achieve approximately $50m in revenues for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. This rise in revenue has been matched by a rapidly growing user base. During the first nine months of the fiscal year, the company added 260,000 new users worldwide, passing the one million user milestone in July 2011. The company is also growing its global customer base, and expects to sign its 5,000th customer in the last quarter of this fiscal year. This growth can be tightly tied to continued innovation, as evidenced by the company’s recent launch of... (more)

Is the Xerox Mobile Scanner Good? ‘Very Good’ Says PC Magazine

The news is good, “very good” indeed about the Xerox Mobile Scanner. That’s the rating it received March 31 from PC Magazine, the popular go-to source for reviews of computers and related products. Reviewers wrote “scanning with the Mobile Scanner couldn’t be easier.” Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is celebrating the awards and recognition won by its Xerox Mobile Scanner, launched just four months ago. To date, the cordless mobile scanner has won the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award; received a near perfect 4.5 out of 5 star rating from PC World Magazine, Network World Magazine and and garnered positive reviews from The New York Times, Computerworld and Laptop Magazine. David Pogue at The New York Times wrote, “Xerox has done a beautiful job of making its machine solid, simple and competent.” After putting the scanner through a thorough review, Pogue determined that “... (more)

Make Boo-Boos Better With a Travel First-Aid Kit

MISSION, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- (Family Features) If your vacation involves being active and the outdoors, and your kids are adventurous, cuts and scrapes are inevitable. And even the smallest boo-boo can put a damper on a family vacation. Putting together a travel first-aid kit can help you take care of those boo-boos and get everyone back on track for having fun. Some first-aid travel essentials include: Bandages: Contrary to the old myth that you should let your wounds air out, you should always cover them up with Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages to keep out dirt and germs, which results in better and faster healing. Your phone: For those traumatic moments of hurt, Band-Aid Brand has introduced a new mobile app called Band-Aid Magic Vision, featuring Disney's The Muppets. The app uses augmented reality technology to provide parents with the ability to h... (more)

Lexus Captivates Audiences with the 2013 ES Marketing Campaign

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexus is launching a compelling and progressive marketing campaign to introduce the 2013 Lexus ES, its top-selling sedan. The entirely new ES represents the latest step forward in Lexus design -- including next-generation technologies in connectivity and safety, as well as the first-ever ES hybrid. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit:  "The new ES proves what's possible when advanced technology is elevated by style," said Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing. "The launch campaign is strategically built to showcase the vehicle's many impressive innovations with equally captivating and engaging marketing initiatives." Double Take After the successful launch of the GS sport sedan earlier this year, the 2013 Lex... (more)

Huddle on Track for Future IPO, Leading Enterprise Content Collaboration Market

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 09/12/12 -- Huddle, the leader in enterprise content collaboration, today announced that the company has achieved more than 800 percent sales growth, year over year, in the enterprise marketplace. New third-party research indicates a strong demand for a secure, easy to use cloud-based SharePoint alternative and independent findings of Huddle customers point to dramatic improvements to worker productivity and efficiency. Customers include Fortune 500 companies and organizations across sectors including government, financial services, professional services and manufacturing. The company is using its recent $24 million Series C round of funding to form strategic partnerships and expand global operations, with the number of employees expected to exceed 200 across the company's London, New York and San Francisco offices bef... (more)

English Courses Provider Kaplan Launch Inspire Language Learning Blogger Competition

LONDON, ENGLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 09/27/12 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Kaplan International Colleges is offering bloggers the chance to win an English course in Edinburgh or a MacBook Air with the launch of the Inspire Language Learning competition. The Inspire Language Learning blogger contest, which starts on Friday September 28th, is asking bloggers what they think is the most important benefit of learning a language. Is it love, travel, money or intelligence? Bloggers will have until October 26th to submit their entry which will include their argument as well as Kaplan's The Benefits of Learning Languages Infographic. The top three bloggers will have their entry read by a prestigious panel of judges who will decide the winner. The judging panel includes actor, writer and travel adventurer Charley Boorman, multi-linguist ... (more)

Aconex Field Revolutionizes Building Inspection and Issues Management for Construction Projects

SAN BRUNO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/12 -- Aconex, provider of the world's most widely used project collaboration solutions for the construction, infrastructure, power, mining, and oil and gas industries, today announced the launch of Aconex Field. The new mobile and web-based construction field management solution transforms the manual, paper-based process of inspection and issues management. With Aconex Field, project teams can capture, analyze, report, communicate, and track defects and other issues for faster, more accurate identification and resolution. "Aconex Field is a ground-breaking solution that squarely addresses the pain point of building inspection, correction, re-inspection, and closure," said Leigh Jasper, CEO of Aconex. "The product enables contractors and project managers to focus their time on high-value direction and oversight rather than tedi... (more)

Speech Processing Solutions Releases Philips Dictation Recorder for Android

Speech Processing Solutions, the market leader in professional dictation systems, today announced the launch of the Philips Dictation Recorder for Android, the latest in its new line of smartphone applications. The new mobile app also fully integrates with Philips SpeechExec professional dictation workflow software. The Philips Dictation Recorder for Android app was developed to provide professionals across all industries with enhanced flexibility and reduced document turnaround times. Through the new app, voice recordings can be securely sent via email or FTP to a central server where others can access and finalize the document. After recordings are transcribed, the document can be automatically sent back to the Android for review. In addition to more efficient workflow, the Philips Dictation Recorder for Android app includes audio file filtering and the ability t... (more)

Securus, Inc. Releases Android App for eZoom and eCare+Voice

CARY, N.C., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus, Inc., proud maker of groundbreaking mobile safety and security products, today announced the release of the company's first-ever Android app for its eZoom and eCare+Voice products. The new app enables customers to use their Android mobile devices as a tool to keep loved ones and valuables safe and provides caregivers with added peace of mind. The company also released new versions of its BlackBerry and iPhone apps to expand existing app service to Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. The Android app, which is available at Google Play free of charge to Securus customers, is a single app that enables users to find, track, view a location history and update settings for their Securus GPS locators, including eZoom and eCare+Voice. eZoom is a lightweight, multi-use GPS tracker that customers use to locate children, keep tabs... (more)

Lyoness America Announces Successful Integration of App with iPhone 5

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyoness America today announced the successful integration of its Lyoness iPhone 5 App, available as a free download in the Apple Store. (Previous versions of the iPhone App 3 through 4s continue to be supported by the iPhone App, and a free Android App also is available.) The iPhone and Android Apps provide a rich shopping environment for Lyoness Members to locate and shop with Lyoness North American Loyalty Merchants. The Lyoness iPhone 5 and Android Apps give Members location­-based assistance finding Lyoness Loyalty Merchants throughout the U.S. and Canada. Members also have 24/7 access to the robust Lyoness Web Portal, empowering Mobile Shopping and giving Lyoness Members access to redeem Mobile Vouchers and Bonus Discounts. "We recognize mobility to be the future of retail consumerism," said Lyoness Chief Executive Of... (more)