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Acquisition of Konftel Will Further Avaya's Multi-modal Collaboration Portfolio BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Avaya, a global leader in business collaboration systems, software and services, today announced it has acquired Konftel, a cutting-edge innovator in audio collaboration technology and one of the industry's leading conference telephone manufacturers for a cash purchase price of approximately US$15 million (based on currency exchange rates on 3 January 2011). With this move, Avaya enriches its desktop to conference room audio collaboration portfolio and gains access to a breadth of leading-edge technologies and capabilities, including Konftel's OmniSound® technology, which provides optimal audio performance in collaborative environments. Avaya intends to leverage Konftel's product portfolio with Avaya's multi-modal technologies and user experiences to deliver innova... (more)

Tell to Win – Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story

This new book, by Peter Guber, should just be labeled the manual for How to Tell Purposeful Stories. As the head of Mandalay Entertainment Group, a film producer, a professor at UCLA and a contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Peter knows story, and how to apply it in a business setting. Not just what makes a good story, but how to put purpose into one to motivate people to do what you need. Tell to Win will be useful to anyone from executives to salespeople to actors and more, but I find it very inspiring from a marketing perspective. After all, isn’t our entire profession based upon our ability to convince, motivate and persuade people to trust and buy from the companies we represent? Once you start reading this book, you won’t be able to put it down. But here’s what I want B2B marketers to do, while reading. Recognize that the power of an oral narrative c... (more)

Moo.com Buys Flavors.me From Hii Def

Expanding its personal and professional identity creation capabilities to digital London, UK - 20 September, 2012 - moo.com is to purchase Flavors.me, a design-led personal identity site known as 'the digital you' with over half a million members in 200 countries, from Hii Def Inc. In the form of an asset purchase, MOO will acquire the Flavors.me website, brand, technology, IP and customers in an all-cash deal. Forming part of its aggressive growth plans, the deal reinforces MOO's position as a leading resource for customers wanting to leverage great design to promote themselves or their business. MOO is already one of the world's fastest-growing online printers, focusing on both personal and professional identity products, such as business cards and now personal identity webpages. Flavors.me provides another way for customers to showcase themselves, but in a digit... (more)

The B2B Website Audience Litmus Test

Many B2B companies think that their website must serve every type of customer they have—every flavor of persona. I'd ask you to step back a moment and think about your website audience. Just because your company serves a range of people, titles, and roles, doesn't mean that they all use your website—or ever will. The elephants in the room during this discussion are usually represented by the CXOs—the ultimate persona that all companies want to attract, engage and sell to. However, these people are not likely your website's greatest fans or visitors. Why not? CXOs are: Too busy Relegating research to their staff Responding to referrals from peers and colleagues Focused on big-picture, business-imperative strategies which most solutions don't address Distrusting of vendor content at face value Irritated with company websites focused on the company, rather than thei... (more)

Innovative Insurance Impressing Customers and Increasing Revenue

There is no denying it— the digital revolution is here to stay. Gone are the days of traditional business transactions burdened by filing cabinets, waiting on signatures, and endless amounts of paperwork. What we see now is a huge shift to a highly efficient digital process that has all but eliminated the need for ink and paper. It might be sunny outside but we have never been more excited about the ever-present cloud that is changing the way we think, act, and do business.  Digital transformation is changing every facet of the business sector, none more than the insurance, banking, credit unions, and wealth management fields.  Firms in these industries are looking for ways to better serve their clients and to improve the way they go to market.  Creating completely digital transactions is a huge win for client experience and vastly improves current processes that a... (more)

Tetragon Financial Group Limited (TFG): Performance Report For Period Ended 30 June 2011

LONDON, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tetragon Financial Group Limited (TFG) is a Guernsey closed-ended investment company traded on Euronext Amsterdam by NYSE Euronext under the ticker symbol "TFG." [1]In this report we provide an update on TFG's results of operations for the period ending June 30, 2011.[2] - Executive Summary: Corporate-Level Results - Operating Results: TFG's investment portfolio continued to perform well in the second quarter of 2011. The company produced EPS of $0.74 (Q1 2011: $1.46) and consolidated net income of $88.1 million (Q1 2011: $174.7 million). Please see the Statement of Operations on page 17 for further detail. Consolidated net assets grew to $1,368.3 million or $11.52 per share (Q1 2011: $1,298.0 million or $10.85 per share). These results were driven mainly by continued improvements in the credit quality and structural strengt... (more)

QuestBack Included in Analyst Firm's Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer Customer Community Software

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut and OSLO, Norway, February 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- QuestBack, a global leader in enterprise feedback management (EFM), today announced that Gartner, Inc. has included the company in a research report[1] evaluating six global vendors in the peer-to-peer customer community marketplace. QuestBack was also included as a Niche Player in Gartner's 2011 Magic Quadrant for Social CRM.[2]      (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110929/484492 ) Recognized as Europe's foremost supplier of feedback management software, QuestBack is focused on expanding globally and recently opened its North American headquarters. In a move to help clients improve overall business insight through social media channels, QuestBack recently acquired social CRM provider Globalpark and launched QuestBack Social Connect, helping organizations better engage, understand... (more)

Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. Announces Return of 90 Million Common Shares to the Treasury

TORONTO, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. (the "Company"), headquartered in Nevada, USA, (OTC: MDRM) announces that its Chairman and CEO, Mohamed Karatella, today has returned 90 million shares of MDRM from his personal holdings back into the Company's treasury and in doing so has reduced his position in the Company from 130 million to 40 million shares. Mr. Karatella has returned the shares, pro bono, for the purpose of decreasing the number of MDRM"s outstanding shares from 195.48 million to 105.48 million, thereby increasing share value and also to underline his confidence and commitment to the Company's recently announced new growth strategies. About Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. was first incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on December 19, 2007, under the name of Glider Inc. Its business plan w... (more)

Sosei Announces Private Placement of New Shares by its Subsidiary

TOKYO, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei". TSE Mothers Index: 4565), announces that the board of its fully-owned subsidiary, Sosei Co., Ltd resolved to enter into an agreement with JAFCO Super V3, a general partnership investment fund owned by JAFCO Co., Ltd, for a non-brokered private placement of preferred shares of Sosei Co., Ltd, for gross proceeds of up to 836 million yen. About the Private Placement The additional funds raised through the private placement of shares in Sosei Co., Ltd will support development of SO-1105 (marketed in Europe under the brand name Loramyc® and in the US under the brand name Oravig®), while allowing Sosei to free up cash for investment in strategic business development. Sosei Co., Ltd acquired development and commercialization rights in Japan to SO-1105 from BioAlliance Pharma in May 2011. SO-1105 is an a... (more)

Waters UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography Ushers in New Category of Separation Science at Pittcon

ORLANDO, Fla., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today drew back the curtain on several important new technologies and a new business venture at Pittcon 2012, the industry's most important annual new product conference and exhibition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/NE31586LOGO )   Topping Waters technology introductions is Waters® ACQUITY UPC(2)™ System, a new category of separations science instrumentation that gives laboratories previously unavailable options for tackling tough analytical challenges. Waters also unveiled NuGenesis® 8 featuring LE (Laboratory Execution) Technologies, a comprehensive data management and workflow solution that more effectively connects organizations' analytical laboratory data systems to their business information technology systems. In addition, Waters launched a new product line of analy... (more)

Realogy Named to Ethisphere's 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies List

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/16/12 -- Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute, the leading international business ethics think-tank, as one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies. Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Realogy earned the coveted recognition by implementing and maintaining upright business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company's success, benefit the community and raise the bar for ethical standards within the industry. "The enduring value of our commitment to ethics is reflected in how we operate our business, and we are honored to be recognized for our leadership in this regard and to be included among the World's Most Ethical Companies," said Richard A. Smith, chairman, chief executive of... (more)