July 26, 2011
Linda Gridley $150 billion
"In terms of the M&A market, buyers will pay premiums for market leaders and experienced teams," said Gridley. "It is key for companies to have clear, differentiated capabilities combined with scale and successful client case studies. We expect to see a lot of M&A activity in the second half of 2011 and into 2012, as companies make moves to better position themselves strategically. This is where Gridley can really help. We are great at helping companies to explore their strategic options and growth plans whether it be on the buyside or sellside. We act as a strategic advisor to our clients in the truest sense."
Her remarks were followed by four insightful panels and a fireside chat:
Germany July 26, 2011 SAP AG
Zarko Sumic June 15, 2011
About the Magic Quadrant
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SAN DIEGO July 26, 2011
Fast, Highly-Compressed Snapshots of Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Arkeia's source-side block-level deduplication technology, combined with Microsoft Virtual Shadow-Copy System (VSS) support, allows backup of only changed block of Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. Arkeia's data deduplication manages a single pool of unique blocks across all the servers protected by Arkeia backup server. As a result, both the virtual machines hosted by a single Hyper-V server, and all the Hyper-V servers on the network share a single deduplication pool for maximum efficiency and cost-savings.
Virtual environments have natural data redundancy because each virtual machine maintains it own copy of an operating systems and applications. Arkeia's progressive deduplication eliminates this redundancy so backups of virtual environments are faster and the resulting backup sets are more highly compressed, bringing savings in bandwidth and backup storage requirements.
Rapid Bare Metal Disaster Recovery for Microsoft Windows
Arkeia's Bare Metal Disaster Recovery leverages the Arkeia back-up infrastructure and is compatible with full, differential, or incremental backups. This solution automates recovery of a Windows machine, limiting human intervention to accelerate recovery. Unlike other solutions that tout "instant recovery," Arkeia recovers bare metal machines from deduplicated backup sets.
Recovery is fast and simple. Administrators can boot the bare metal machine from any source: network, CD, or USB drive. Without intervention Arkeia restores data and reboots, leaving the machine running as it was after its last incremental (or any other) backup.
Advisory Board Includes Internet Safety Expert Parry Aftab, Former Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge, and Professional Poker Player Greg Raymer
WASHINGTON July 26, 2011
Washington D.C. Pennsylvania Greg Raymer Marisa McNee
FairPlayUSA was formed to educate the public and policymakers on the need to reform federal Internet gambling laws in three key areas: strong law enforcement and strict regulation, consumer and child online protection, and the rights of adults to play online poker.
Lawyer and Internet safety expert Parry Aftab said, "Licensing and regulating online poker is the most effective and responsible way to ensure the safety of America's children and consumers. Given the growing popularity of online poker, we cannot afford to miss this opportunity to protect America's children and consumers. We must take action now."
the United States
SUGAR LAND, Texas July 26, 2011 Silsbee, Texas
These materials include jet fuel, isooctane for gasoline, isooctene and paraxylene for polyethylene terephthalate (PET). This will allow Gevo to supply early adopters with product so they can test material, make samples and start their selling cycle. The contract is for two years with one-year extensions thereafter. The demonstration plant is slated for completion before the end of 2011. South Hampton Resources will complete the final design and engineering package for the demonstration plant from preliminary plans supplied by Gevo and will incur incidental costs related to site preparation and tie-ins.
Mr. Carter continued, "We are happy for the opportunity to work with Gevo on demonstrating the viability of their technology, and to be able to contribute our processing expertise with their cutting edge advances in the field of bio-products. This is one more positive step in our continued search for toll processing opportunities which fit our capabilities and location and contribute to the long term performance of our Company."
About Arabian American Development Company (ARSD)
Texas Beaumont Saudi Arabia
December 31, 2010
LOS ANGELES July 26, 2011 Night Tap www.nighttap.com
There will also be original content hosted on the site, including interviews with LA's top mixologists, food/nightlife bloggers, chefs and industry insiders, as well as a series of hosted, expert videos showing how to make LA's hottest couture cocktails, tips on pairing food with alcohol, stories behind some of the more unique cocktail ingredients, and much more.
June 2011 Los Angeles Kenny Kadar
"I'm a serial entrepreneur, and have always been very social," Kadar explains. "I've used other deal sites and loved the ability to get a good deal and try different businesses; however I became jaded by the randomness of their offers as they often didn't apply to me." After reading an article in BusinessWeek comparing Groupon and Open Table, Kadar recognized an opportunity to utilize the deals business model and apply it to a niche. "The nightlife world was a natural fit because of my interest in going out and the relationships I've cultivated growing up in LA."
With recent and upcoming deals from SBE, Dolce Group, Supper Club, Upper West, Steingarten, Far Bar, the Dodgers and many others in the pipeline, Night Tap is launching in LA, with up to five additional cities launching by the end of 2011. Kadar's goal is to make Night Tap the go-to nightlife site worldwide, where people go when wanting to jumpstart their after-dark adventures. Subscribers can learn of cool new things to do at night in their cities, and g
LOS ANGELES July 26, 2011 Estee Lauder
Want to know which lip gloss your friends love, or which eye shadow color is hot right now? Social Shop will show you the products trending among your own social circle, as well what's most popular among the Smashbox community at large.
Using Facebook profile data, Facebook "Likes" and consumers' "Wants," Social Amp provides Smashbox shoppers with personalized recommendations based on their friends' preferences, as well as their own. Social Amp's platform and applications embed the social graph and users' social connections directly into Smashbox.com for brand-focused interaction.
"Most brands spend to put up a Facebook page and activate conversations inside Facebook," says Matt Sunbulli, CEO of Social Amp. "With Social Amp, innovative brands like Smashbox now have the ability to activate Facebook-like social interaction on their own sites, closer to the point of conversion. Ultimately, brand sites need to have the same level of social play as Facebook pages, if not greater."
Key features of Smashbox's Social Shop:
- Create and share your own personalized profile page of Likes/Wants
- View your friends' profile pages
- Explore most popular products based on global Likes/Wants
- Explore top products based on friends' Likes/Wants
- Leave comments and participate in conversations about products
- See gift suggestions for your friends on their birthdays
CHICAGO July 26, 2011
United will soon expand the accessibility of the application to the Android platform and is exploring other smartphone options.
United and Continental offer Mobile Boarding Pass at more than 100 airports
In addition, United and Continental customers now have the option to use paperless boarding passes, stored on their cell phones or other web-enabled mobile devices, at 101 airports worldwide. Continental was the first U.S. carrier to launch paperless boarding, and United and Continental continue to expand the service.
About United Continental Holdings, Inc.
ANDOVER, Mass. July 26, 2011 $0.15 September 16, 2011 September 1, 2011
Future dividend declarations, as well as the record and payment dates for such dividends, are subject to the final determination of the company's Board of Directors.
About MKS Instruments
MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, electrostatic charge management, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, and vacuum technology. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for semiconductor devices, and for other thin film applications including flat panel displays, solar cells, light emitting diodes, data storage media, and other advanced coatings. We also leverage our technology in other markets with advanced manufacturing applications including medical equipment, pharmaceutical manufacturing, energy generation, and environmental monitoring.
This release contains projections or other forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27 of the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act regarding MKS' future growth and the future financial performance of MKS. These projections or statements are only pred
July 26, 2011
DynamicOps Reports Record Growth in First Half 2011 for Award-winning Private Cloud Management Solution
Revenue More than Doubled, New Customer Acquisitions Grew 300%
BURLINGTON, Mass. July 26, 2011 DynamicOps ™
The rapid adoption of virtualization technology is driving demand for private and public cloud solutions, forcing IT organizations to reassess how they manage and optimize resources. DynamicOps is poised to lead the expanding cloud market.
“The phenomenal growth that we’re experiencing—and that our pipeline indicates will continue—stems from DynamicOps’ unique technology approach to private cloud management, and our ability to help customers achieve rapid payback and high ROI on private cloud programs,” says Rich Krueger, CEO of DynamicOps. “Customers tell us DynamicOps is the only solution that makes it quick and cost-effective to integrate the many systems and processes inherent in enterprise cloud, and enables them to unify everything under a common framework. Not only does this accelerate time-to-cloud value—getting them to private cloud in just days—it vastly reduces costs and allows for fast adaptation when they want to extend with new services, use cases, technologies or public cloud capacities.”
Highlights of DynamicOps' 1H 2011 milestones include:
- Revenue Growth: October 2010 Northeastern University
- Product Expansi
GREENSBORO, N.C. July 26, 2011
- $214.2 Million
- $14.9 Million $0.03
- $25.1 Million
RF Micro Devices, Inc. July 2, 2011
June 2011 $214.2 million $14.9 million $8.9 million $0.03
$25.1 million $21.3 million $0.08 $19.1 million $22.0 million
RFMD Strategic Highlights
- Sales of RFMD's 3G/4G cellular products for smartphones grew more than 50% sequentially
- $10 million
- RFMD commenced production shipments of its industry-leading ultra-high efficiency 3G/4G PAs in support of multiple customers
- RFMD secured an additional high-performance 3G/4G switch design win on a Qualcomm reference design
- RFMD ramped volume shipments of new GaN-based products to leading military radar and CAT