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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/22/06 -- Aptimus, Inc. (NASDAQ: APTM) the Point-of-Action(TM) online advertising network today announced the acquisition of Sausalito, California-based High Voltage Interactive, Inc. The acquisition is a significant element of its strategy to bring a new class of transactional advertising to the world's largest brands. High Voltage Interactive is a leading online marketing firm specializing in recruitment and enrollment solutions for the higher education marketplace. This acquisition accelerates Aptimus' presence in the education category and positions the combined entity as one of the top education lead providers on the Internet today. Aptimus brings extensive media reach to High Voltage through the growing base of leading Web publishers participating in the Aptimus Network. High Voltage brings deep knowledge and direct relat... (more)

Virtuon Takes to the Clouds with Virtual Desktops

Virtuon announced on Thursday it has unveiled a Virtual Desktop service based on cloud computing and virtualization technology. The desktops are accessible from any web browser and deliver full functionality of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Starting at $39.95 per month, the desktops are offered through a subscription service and are available with Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Users of the Virtual Desktops can install any number of applications and configure desktop personal preferences. As a “follow-me” application environment, users access the desktop from any device with internet access such as an Apple iPad, thin client, or traditional desktop to find the applications and personal settings just as they left them previously. “Virtual Desktops are the next transition step to the flexibility, simplicity, and scale of cloud computing,” said Forrest Blai... (more)

Need for Reliable Backup and Archiving of Data Technologies

YES, IT IS ABOUT THE BUSINESS… Over the years data archiving and backup technology have waxed and waned, growing closer and further away from each other as the needs of the enterprise, new technologies, and the external economic and regulatory environment have changed. There have been clear indications that the need for reliable backup and archiving of data was a growing regulatory requirement, yet it did nothing for the business, and that meant it was a hard-to-sell expense. BUT LET’S NOT GENERALIZE TOO MUCH. Out in the TwitterSphere there are some thinkers starting to expound that we need more business analysts and less techs, and even a few saying that we should stop being technologists all together in IT. One has even suggested that we stop calling it IT and call it something more aligned with business. That way lies danger for all things infrastructure or IT foc... (more)

The CTOvision Big Data Top Enterprise Tech List: The most important data technologies to accelerate into your infrastructure

By Bob Gourley We produced this list as an aid to the enterprise CTO seeking information on the most capable mission-enabling infrastructure technologies. This is a companion piece to our list of the top analytical technologists on our Analyst One website. Our methodologies are at the bottom of this list. We trust you will find this list interesting and informative. Have some new technologies to suggest for the list? Let us know at our Contact Page.   The CTOvision Big Data Top Enterprise Technologies List Aerospike: Aerospike delivers the first flash-optimized in-memory database and the most reliable NoSQL database for revenue critical, real-time big data applications. The database of choice in advertising, Aerospike is the user store and system of engagement for Internet-scale, interaction platforms, such as AppNexus, Bluekai, eXelate, The Trade Desk and [x+1], pr... (more)

Smartphones, SMAC, Political Chaos and Hope

Capturing the physical world and digitizing it.Wael Ghonim, a former manager for Google in Egypt, and others used Facebook and Twitter to organize demonstrations throughout Cairo that ultimately forced a regime change. While Twitter, Facebook and YouTube received most of the publicity for their roles in disseminating information during the Arab Spring, it was the smartphone connected to the Internet and SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) solutions that made it all possible. Smartphones enabled information to be collected, packaged and transmitted for mass distribution in near real-time. Matt J. Duffy, a teacher of journalism and new media at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate writes, "During the January 25 protests in Egypt, for instance, protesters would carry their smartphones with them into the streets.  They could offer first-hand reports us... (more)

VTech®'s Kidizoom® Smartwatch Named To The Kmart® Fab 15 List Of Hot Holiday Toys

CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech® (, a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental, stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced its Kidizoom® Smartwatch, the world's first smartwatch for kids that includes engaging features such as a built-in camera, video and fun photo effects, was named to Kmart's Fab 15 list of must-have holiday toys. The annual elite list of the best holiday toys highlights the products that top wish lists nationwide with the aim of making purchases easier for consumers. "The feedback from parents and kids has been overwhelming and this recognition further demonstrates why consumers trust our brand," said William To, President of VTech Electronics North America. "The Kmart Fab 15 list serves as both a showcase of the toy industry's elite products and a guide to parents and gift-giv... (more) Generates 50,000 Members in November; Each Member Will Pay a Monthly Fee of $20 Starting January 2007

HONG KONG, Dec. 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telecom Communications, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: TCOM) , the Total Solutions Provider, announced today that its subsidiaries, IC Star MMS Limited and Guangzhou TCOM Computer Tech Limited (GTCT), have jointly released a new online performing education college called ( ). Launched in November, it has now generated more than 50,000 members. Currently averaging 1,000 new users per day, its members are learning and being trained in music, performance and movies. "The $20 monthly fee for's online education services starts on January 1, 2007. We believe this new service offering will add one more substantial revenue stream for us, forecasted to be $1.2 million in revenue from the first monthly fees collected from 60,000 members in January," said HT Zhang, CEO of Guangzhou TCOM... (more)

McREL and Jones Knowledge Team Up to Create Online Courses in Classroom Instruction that Works

DENVER, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), a Denver-based non-profit education research organization, and Jones Knowledge(R), Inc. (JK), a leader in the development and deployment of online learning solutions for educational institutions, corporations and individuals, have teamed up to create a series of professional development courses for teachers based on McREL's Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement. The series of three, four-week courses provide in-depth instruction based on the popular manual, which is published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and has sold nearly a million copies to educators from around the world, making it one of the top sellers in the field of education. Each course includes interactive activities, refl... (more)

Fliqz and LearnHub Announce First Open Source Video Solution for Ruby on Rails

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/25/08 -- Fliqz, a provider of white-label plug-and-play video solutions, and LearnHub, an educational technology company, today announced the release of Fliqz4R, an open-source Ruby on Rails wrapper for the Fliqz video platform. Fliqz4R enables developers to easily and rapidly deploy full-featured video services for any site built on Ruby on Rails. "Ruby on Rails has become a very popular development environment and we're seeing tremendous customer demand for Ruby on Rails integration," said Benjamin Wayne, CEO of Fliqz. "The Fliqz4R suite, developed by LearnHub, provides for easy integration and will help Ruby on Rails developers take advantage of the Fliqz platform." In addition to Fliqz4R, LearnHub has created an educational community,, that provides instruction, resources, and code examples for Fliqz Rub... (more)

K12 International Academy Receives Accreditation from the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) announced that its private school – K12 International Academy – has been granted accreditation by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). CITA accreditation indicates that the K12 International Academy meets or exceeds essential standards of education quality. CITA accreditation is granted to an educational institution upon successful completion of a lengthy evaluation process, which includes a self-study and an on-site evaluation. Following the self-study, a team of experienced educators evaluates the school to verify that it meets the quality standards. CITA is an accrediting authority both in the United States and throughout the world. It is responsible for evaluating and accrediting more than 32,000 schools in 100 countries covering over 17 million students. The CITA accreditation also fulfills the ... (more)

Global eLEARNING Industry

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Global eLEARNING Industry   This report analyzes the worldwide markets for eLEARNING in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets The report profiles 297 companies including many key and niche players such as Adobe Systems, Inc., Apollo Group, Inc., Articulate Global, Inc., Assima PLC, Blackboard, Inc., Career Education Corp., Cegos Group SA, Cisco Systems, Inc., WebEx Comm... (more)