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TOUGHPAD 4K UT-MB5 BERLIN, GERMANY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2013 Panasonic today unveiled Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, the world's first 20 inch tablet with a 4K resolution display designed for sales, marketing and media professionals as part of a groundbreaking new Ultra-High Definition Toughpad range. A specialist performance model, ideal for 3D modelling and CAD applications, for use by technical professionals such as engineers, architects and designers will follow in the first half of 2014. Offering a new digital viewing experience called 4K which is more than four times better than HD at 3840 x 2560 pixels, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 is a business rugged, portable tablet that breaks new ground in digital viewing with 4K resolution, collaborative working with touchscreen capabilites and a unique Panasonic Electronic Touch Pen* for pin-point accuracy and annotation. Designed with photogr... (more)

Mitsubishi Electric Announces Revised Consolidated Earnings Forecast for Fiscal 2012 (April 1, 2011-March 31, 2012)

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it has revised its consolidated earnings forecast for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 (fiscal 2012) from its previous forecast announced July 29, 2011. The company also reported the variance between its previous forecast and actual results for the first half of fiscal 2012, which ended September 30, 2011.   Results for first half of fiscal 2012 (April 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011) (In millions of yen)     Net sales   Operating income   Income before income taxes   Net income attributable to Mitsubishi Electric Corp.   Basic net income per share attributable to Mitsubishi Electric Corp. Previous forecast (A) 1,770,000 100,000 80,000 55,000 25.62 yen Actual results(B) 1,743,598 113,614 105,890 69,581 32.41 yen Change (B-A) (26,402) 13,614 25,890 14,581 – Percentage of change (1.5%) 13.6% 32.4%... (more)

Digital River Sets Date and Time for First Quarter Earnings Release

Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, announced that it plans to release financial results for its fiscal first quarter of 2012 after the close of regular market trading on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The company will host a live conference call at 4:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 3, 2012, to review first quarter financial results. The call will feature remarks by Digital River’s executive management. A live webcast of Digital River’s earnings conference call can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of its corporate website. Alternatively, a live broadcast of the call may be heard by dialing (877) 303-3145 inside the United States or Canada, or by calling +1 (408) 427-3861 from international locations and using conference ID # 67901992. A webcast replay of the call will be archived on Digital River’... (more)

"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Gregg Allman" to Air Live on May 3

NEW YORK, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Gregg Allman, founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, will sit down for a rare Q&A session with a select group of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101014/NY82093LOGO ) "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Gregg Allman" will air live on Deep Tracks, channel 27, on Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 pm ET. The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, intimate gatherings with iconic musicians and studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Renee Fleming and the surviving members of Nirvana. Moderated by SiriusXM host Meg Griffin, the "SiriusXM Town Hall with Gregg Allman" will feature the rock icon answering questi... (more)

CEA Hails The Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act of 2012

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, today applauded Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives for introducing The Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act of 2012. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA, released the following statement in response to the legislation: “This legislation represents an important effort in reallocating our nation’s valuable spectrum for wireless broadband, while raising much-needed funds for the U.S. Treasury. The 1755-1780 MHz band represents key spectrum that our nation’s innovators need to deploy robust mobile broadband networks for the benefit of all Americans. “We commend Representatives Stearns and Matsui for introducing this important legislation and urge quick passage by the full House.” About CEA: The Consu... (more)

CEA Responds to NTSB on Safe Driving Innovations

In a letter today to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® addresses NTSB Recommendation H-11-47, which encourages the development of technology features that disable the functions of portable electronics devices within reach of the driver when a vehicle is in motion. The following statement can be attributed to Michael Petricone, senior vice president, government and regulatory affairs, CEA: “CEA is dedicated to promoting a safe driver experience and ensuring that a motorist’s highest priority is attention to driving and safe control of the vehicle. As we note in our letter, the technology industry is rapidly developing many new innovations that will ensure a safer roadway experience, from collision avoidance systems to self-operating vehicles. “We believe that policy approaches to distracted driving must be base... (more)

Liquipel Signs Deals With Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/12 -- Liquipel, a new company with proprietary methods to make smartphones and other mobile electronic devices and gadgets watersafe on both the production and after-market sides, has announced today that it has entered into agreements with Vision Tech Corporation and Tech Star Communications, Ltd., to provide their cutting-edge protection to mobile customers in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and mainland China. These developments translate to over $50 million in licenses since Liquipel first debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2012. More recently, Liquipel earned a Silver Award for Enhanced Functionality in the Material Science category at the Edison Awards in New York City on April 26. Using the latest advancements in nano-coatings, Liquipel's patented and patent-pending process creates a liquid-repell... (more)

TCL Strengthens Foothold in South American Market With Record Sales

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/12 -- TCL Corporation, one of the largest consumer electronics enterprises in China, presents its full line-up of products in the China Sourcing Fair, including smart TVs, mobile phones, air conditioners and small appliances. TCL is the most attractive booth in the Chair Sourcing Fair Sao Paulo. All the visitors are quite interested in TCL's 3D smart TV, Touch Screen TV and Dual-screen smart TV, and some of the local buyers were asking for further meeting with TCL after the Fair. Meanwhile, On August 15, at the Huizhou Products and Investment Environment Promotion Seminar, TCL signed the strategic contract for the next two years with one of the largest Brazilian electronics enterprises, and the contract value reaches USD 500 million. Under the cooperation, TCL will receive orders of USD 500 million for its multimedia busines... (more)

Pure Launches 'Pure Stream'

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 -- Pure, the world leading maker of music streaming and radio systems, announces 'Pure Stream,'(1) which allows Android and iOS users to sit back and wirelessly play music and radio in great quality audio on a growing range of Pure devices. Pure Stream is the convenient way of sending music wirelessly from a personal device and enjoying it in high quality audio through selected Pure music streaming and radio systems including the new Sensia 200D Connect and One Flow, with more devices to follow throughout the year, including support for the recently announced Contour 200i Air. Accessed via the free Pure Connect(2) Android or iOS App, Pure Stream allows users to stream music stored on their personal device and a world of internet radio and on-demand content (podcasts, listen-again programs and ambient sounds), and from Ja... (more)

Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Companies

What leads to success? Why do some companies thrive while others fail? For 30 years, Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, has worked with the world’s most innovative and successful businesses – companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Intel and Microsoft. Today, for the first time, Shapiro shares the strategies that made these businesses and smaller companies successful in CEA’s new book, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses (Harper Collins, 2013). The book launches in conjunction with CEA’s opening of the 2013 International CES®, the world’s largest annual innovation event. Incorporating lessons learned from his study of martial arts, “ninja” is a metaphor Shapiro uses to draw parallels between business and ancient warriors, to demonstrate how to create a “killer strategy” tha... (more)

MAKE Wins FAME Award for Hardware Innovation Workshop Premiere Event

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/13 -- Maker Media, Inc., the newly formed company spunout from O'Reilly Media on January 1, started out the new year -- and its new life as an independent company -- with a profusion of awards and nominations. Most recently, MAKE garnered honorable mentions in two categories and was named a winner for Best First Time Event in the Folio and min FAME Awards which recognizes "the best of the best" in magazine media events. MAKE's Maker Camp on Google+, a virtual summer camp for teens hosted on the Google social media platform received a finalist nod from min for the Best of the Web awards which recognize excellence in digital initiatives. At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Dale Dougherty, CEO of Maker Media, and founder and publisher of MAKE magazine received a KAPi "pioneer" award for innovation in childr... (more)