Is the search for Mr. or Ms. Right worth the effort? Marriage Expert reveals untold truths about modern dating.


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014

A recent report from Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Marriage and Family Research revealed a historic low in marriage rates over a span of several decades.

The current U.S. marriage rate is 31.1, or 31 marriages per 1,000 unmarried women. This means that for every 1,000 unmarried women in the U.S. 31 women got married.

Yet the national marriage rate of 1920 was 92.3.

At an interview in Los Angeles, relationship consultant and 3 time #1 bestselling author Hellen Chen reveals the common fears of singles committing to marriage.

“Marriage used to be as simple as 2 people falling in love and then deciding to spend the rest of their lives together and to raise a family. Nowadays, marriage has become extremely complicated with the array of requirements that people try to follow,” said Chen.

Chen spoke about the lack of money and how that has been a top “fear” for a couple to commit to marriage. There are couples who delay getting married for several years with the reason of trying to make enough money to have “financial security.”

For singles who want to find someone of reasonable income, asking how much the other person makes and how he or she spends it, has become a top criteria for their Mr. or Ms. Right. There are websites which are offering dating with singles with high credit score ratings.

Another top factor is “trust.” Chen talked about many singles complaining there’s “no good men/women” out.

“It is definitely not true that there are no good qualified singles out there with money and character. But why aren’t the complaining singles finding the ‘good’ men or women? Why would luck have it that many happy couples do find each other while those remaining single complain about the lack of good people?” said Chen.

Chen revealed that many singles have spent tremendous time and money to “date.”

Dating time has increased among singles and yet the prolonged dating time, usually to “check out” another person, did not reduce the eventual divorce rate that is skyrocketing worldwide.

“It becomes a vicious cycle. After people fail in marriages, they decide that they should have ‘spent more time’ to check out another person and to decide if they had found Mr. or Ms Right. And they take even longer to date another person. I have seen people who dated for 10 years. And after they tied the knot, within 3 years they still divorced.” Chen shared.

Chen pointed out the ironic part of how most dating singles would enthusiastically do everything they could for their potential partners and yet after marriage, they stopped doing what they were doing before the marriage, disappointments set in and the marriage went downhill very fast.

Chen, whose marital advice has been showcased in over 200 publications, radio and TV interviews in 20 countries worldwide, has earned her title of being “the Matchmaker of the Century” as she has helped over 100 men and women who have been too skeptical and too heartbroken about stepping into marriage. As a bestselling author, she has written 25 books on the subject.

“Maybe all the emphasis on having to find the ‘perfect’ one is a hoax. If one does not have the ability to make a marriage last, having that Mr. or Ms. Right can’t make a difference in the long run!” said Chen.

To help singles and couples to learn how to make a marriage last, Chen has started a series of Love Seminars around the world. Chen’s next Love Seminar will be in Los Angeles on Oct 25th 2014. Learn how to FIND your perfect match without wasting time to search endlessly, how to keep the passion in a marriage, beyond the daily life routine, and more.

For more information about the love seminars, call 800-912-0510 for information or visit http://MatchmakerOfTheCentury.com







Flipbuilder.com Announces Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac for Digital Publishers


(PRWEB) October 05, 2014

FlipBuilder.com, a digital flip book making software company, is pleased to announce the launch of Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac.

Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac is a premium flipbook maker with powerful features to convert PDF files to elegant flipbooks which can be used as product catalogues, business brochures, financial reports and much more. Simply select the PDF, configure features and convert. The flipbook is produced with-in minutes and can be published to social media and websites.

Powerful Flipbook Creation Software ? Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac provides a long list of features including single & batch conversion modes, command line mode, embed multimedia, shopping cart integration, price animation, Google Analytics capability, bookmarks, online publishing and several different export formats (HTML, EXE, ZIP, Mac App). Users can also upload the finished flipbook to an FTP server, embed into a website, share via email or social media. With WordPress, Joomla & Drupal modules, flipbooks are published instantly and conveniently to websites.

Hundreds of Built-in Templates for Easy and Appealing Flipbook Creation ? With over 400 themes, 200 scenes and 700 backgrounds, even the most novice users can create the most beautiful Flipbooks in minutes. Perfect for business presentations, travel magazines, company newsletters and shopping catalogs, users can create beautiful flipbooks to impress anyone with-in a few clicks of a button.

Advanced Page Editor offering Full Flipbook Customization ? Enrich flipbooks with an interactive reading experience by embedding text, shapes, links, audio, video, animation and Java. Easy customization allows for items such as a questionnaire to be easily placed into a flipbook.

Free Amazon Webhosting for Up to 1,000 Flipbooks ? New users receive 1-year free cloud hosting for up to 1,000 books. Create and store flipbooks on a digital shelf in the cloud for customers or clients to view and read. Convenient for users on a PC, iPhone, iPad or Android.

5 User License with Unlimited Conversions ? With the purchase of Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac, companies receive 5 user license codes which can be used on 5 separate computers. The unlimited creation license allows 5 users to produce and publish as many flipbooks as desired.

Custom Buttons, Clipart, Animations & Much More ? Bringing a flipbook to life is easier than ever with Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac. Users can easily import and embed buttons, clipart, animations and a variety of other SWF & PNG format items.

Command Line Mode featuring Single & Batch Conversion ? From single mode to batch mode, Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac has the ability to produce a single flipbook or multiple flipbooks with only a few configuration options required. Multiple PDF files can be combined together for a fast and powerful batch conversion operation. Automate flipbook creation without having to open any software.

Text to Audio Conversion ? Similar to the ?Text to Speech? option OSX provides, the Text to Audio Assistant will present readers with audible text. Whether it?s a business report or storybook, bring a flipbook to life with a professional narrative voice. The built-in text-to-audio engine of Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac is quick, easy and efficient.

?Due to a high-demand of OSX users requesting flip book creation software for Mac, we sat down with our highly-skilled programming team to produce the best flip book creation software for personal or business use? quoted Winston Zhang, CEO of FlipBuilder. ?With an endless amount of features to provide the user with full customization and publication of a flipbook, Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac is your go-to solution for flipbook production on OSX?. ?A simple investment in our software can help a business to produce tens of thousands of dollars in profit?. ?With new enhancements constantly being added to Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac, the investment pays itself back ten fold?.

To read more information on Flip PDF Corporate Edition for Mac, or to try it free ? please visit: http://www.flipbuilder.com/flip-pdf-corp-mac/

About FlipBuilder: FlipBuilder is an innovator of software for the conversion of static PDF documents to dynamic engaging flipbooks with page flipping effects. FlipBuilder is known worldwide as a premier professional digital publishing company.

For more information on FlipBuilder, or to try the company?s products, please visit: http://www.flipbuilder.com.







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Moonpeel.com Brings an Opportunity to Illuminate Artists? Careers

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 17 October 2014

With the launch of Moonpeel.com on September 17th, 2014, (http://www.moonpeel.com) artists, both professional and amateur, will have a new social media outlet to promote their multimedia portfolios of images, videos, audio recordings, events, and courses to fans, recruiters, agents, and other artists worldwide. Simple and intuitive, the website also serves as a multimedia platform where users can have direct access to a variety of art projects from amateur and professional artists belonging to any of the following arts: cinema & television, dance, drawing, fashion, literature, music, painting, photography, radio, scenic arts, and sculpture.

The new website, already available in 3 languages (English, Spanish and French), also allows artists to find new collaborators for projects with the use of advanced search filters, to be discovered and followed by fans. Artists also have the opportunity to be discovered by agents and hired by recruiters in just a few clicks.

?It is a known fact that artists have always had a hard time promoting themselves beyond their circles of contacts, and also have difficulties displaying all their work in an efficient and professional manner,? says Chris Lerminiaux, co-founder of Moonpeel, and former actor, who himself struggled for many years just like millions of artists worldwide in this industry.

?Moonpeel was specifically created to solve this problem, not only for actors, but also for all other kinds of artists (singers, photographers, film directors, models, dancers,)? continues Lerminiaux.

The website provides a wide range of tailor-made professional tools and unique features with specific user environments, to include a high end classification system that allows artists and their work to be filed proficiently, a multiple search system to find any media or new collaborators quickly, and an internal messaging system which enables artists to communicate directly with contacts, followers, collaborators, agents and recruiters.

Moonpeel is a growing community. At this moment, artists still need an invitation sponsored by an existing artist member or directly by Moonpeel to get a professional account for free for a period of 12 months. Nevertheless, fans can already sign up directly on the website. Fan accounts are free, although artist, agent, and recruiter accounts will require subscription fees. Payments will be made directly online and different periodical subscriptions will be available.

About Moonpeel Limited

Founded by Christophe Lerminiaux and Ga

New eProcurement Web-Site for SME?s

(PRWEB) March 19, 2006

Companies looking to automate their purchasing processes will benefit from a new eProcurement web-site called procureNET.biz.

procureNET.biz is an intuitive web?based eProcurement system that has stripped the online supply chain process to the bare bones ? delivering an eProcurement solution that?s easy to use and more importantly, brings reduced prices paid for indirect goods and services; improved contract compliance; shortened procurement and fulfilment cycles and reduced administration costs.

Suppliers are able to advertise their company and products and services, and create and list a company profile on the site. Supplier’s products and services are stored in a searchable database for buyers to browse.

procureNET.biz allows buyers to submit Requests for Quotes (RFQs) to multiple pre-qualified suppliers with just a few clicks.

When sending RFQs, buyers can elect to remain anonymous or to reveal their identity. Word documents, images, etc are sent to all participating suppliers (optional) with you RFQs allowing for simple transfer of product and service specifications. In addition, the buyer controls the quoting process, choosing to show or hide other suppliers quotes from participating suppliers thereby creating reverse auction or closed tender RFQs.

When a buyer submits an RFQ, an e-mail is sent to each pre-qualified Supplier. On receipt of the e-mail, each Supplier Signs In to procureNET.biz and quotes. (Suppliers Register and Quote for FREE)

Together with their quote amount, each supplier is able to add notes or a message to their quote. This facility is used to list unit prices, give guarantee or warrantee information, delivery costs, etc

Suppliers are able to change their quote at any time and as many times as they like prior to expiry of the RFQ. If the buyer has allowed the suppliers to see each other’s quotes, they may change their quote each time they see that they have been ?out quoted? by another supplier. This process (known as a reverse auction) drives the price down.

Each RFQ has it?s own private message board. The message board and all messages are accessible to the buyer and all the participating suppliers, although identities are withheld. The message board allows the participating suppliers to ask the buyer for additional information on the items required.

Supplier quotes are tabulated for the buyer allowing for easy cost comparison. To accept a quote, the buyer simply clicks the ‘Accept Quote’ button next to the quote they want to accept. Next, the buyer enters an order number and a message to the supplier (optional).

The selected Supplier is notified by e-mail of the buyer?s acceptance of their quote and at this point is given the buyer?s contact details (if the RFQ was anonymous).

Once an RFQ is concluded, it is automatically moved to the RFQ Archive for future reference.

Key Product Features:

Advertise your company.

Create your company profile & List on our searchable database.

Upload your products & services to our searchable database.

Create and populate your own Supplier Groups.

Submit Requests for Quotes (RFQs) to multiple suppliers.

Elect to remain anonymous or to reveal your identity.

Attach word documents, images, etc to your RFQs.

Hide other suppliers quotes from participating suppliers.

Create reverse auction or closed tender RFQs.

Use the message board to communicate with suppliers.

Easily compare suppliers quotes.

Accept any quote at any time, even before expiry!

RFQ archive provides access to past RFQs.

Eliminate non-compliance spending. (typically 30% of all spending)

Control access to specific suppliers.

Quickly compare prices.

System Requirements:

Computer, Laptop, Power PC, Power Book, Imac or iBook; An internet connection and any web browser.

Pricing:

Free to Register and list your company. Other Services are Subscription based. Subscribe from

Tarpon Bay Partners, LLC Agrees to Purchase Up to $15 Million of Oxford City Football Club, Inc. (OTCQB:OXFC) Common Stock


Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 16, 2014

On September 23, 2013, Oxford City Football Club, Inc. (OTCQB:OXFC) entered into an equity purchase agreement with Tarpon Bay Partners LLC, a Florida limited liability company (“Tarpon”), whereby Tarpon will purchase up to $ 15,000,000 of the Company’s common stock, to be registered in a Form S-1 registration statement. Our ability to access the full $ 15,000,000 of the financing, however, is subject to a number of factors including our share volume traded in the market, our stock price per share and the outstanding shares held by Tarpon. As a result, we may not be able to access the entire $ 15,000,000 of financing.

CEO Thomas Anthony Guerriero said, “This is a very exciting time in the history of Oxford City and Tarpon Bay Partners financial commitment is a testament to our vision for the future of Oxford City.”

The entire 8K filing can be found at:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1414295/000125529414001025/0001255294-14-001025-index.htm

About Oxford City FC (OXFC)

http://www.oxfordcityfc.com

Oxford City is a diversified holding company, which controls five portfolios.

The First Portfolio (OXFC Sports Portfolio)

The OXFC Sports Portfolio has a controlling interest is the largest publicly traded diversified portfolio of professional sports teams in the world. Oxford City’s portfolio contains a 132-year-old professional football club Oxford City FC, which plays in the Conference North Division of the English Football Association. They also own Oxford City Nomads, which plays in the Hellenic League Premier Division of the English Football Association. Oxford City owns Oxford City Futsal, which plays at the highest level of Futsal in England and has one of the best teams in the UK. The company has also acquired Oxford City Basketball, which plays their games in the EBL, English Basketball League. Most recently, Oxford City acquired two professional indoor soccer teams within the U.S., expanding the company’s reach to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and South Florida. Oxford City now owns the MASL team The Texas Strikers in Beaumont, Texas. Becoming part of the MASL will leverage the Oxford City sports portfolio to maximize its sponsorship and advertising opportunities to a global level. Oxford City now owns a total of 7 professional sports teams around the world.

The Second Portfolio (OXFC Academic Portfolio)

The OXFC Academic Portfolio owns a diversified portfolio of academic institutions. OXFC owns Oxford City Sports College in Oxford and CIT University in the United States, which expects to have its first brick and mortar campus in the United States in South Florida in the near future to strategically put the University in a tremendous position for the future. CIT University’s curriculum is designed by Ivy League scholars and developers providing a state of the art educational platform and is unique to any ever seen.

The Third Portfolio (OXFC Media & Entertainment Portfolio)

The OXFC Media & Entertainment Portfolio owns a diversified portfolio of media & entertainment companies. OXFC owns Oxford City Broadcasting Network (http://www.oxfordcitybroadcasting.com), which is broadcasted online globally. OXFC has acquired 1882.tv, which will become the global television platform for the company and their interests. Oxford City’s 24 hour television programming which will broadcasted around the world.

The Fourth Portfolio (OXFC Real Estate & Property Management Portfolio)

The OXFC Real Estate & Property Management Portfolio controls a diversified portfolio of real estate including Oxford City Stadium, Oxford City Indoor Arena, and the Oxford City 3G Training Facility. OXFC benefits from these facilities both in usage and in rental income.

The Fifth Portfolio (OXFC Mergers & Acquisitions Portfolio)

The Mergers and Acquisitions Portfolio consists of the most experienced value specialists who implement proprietary methodology to identify and acquire equity positions in private and public companies with unlimited growth potential to bring tremendous synergies and value to Oxford City.

Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21B of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions and only speak as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements usually contain the words “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “expect,” or similar expressions and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Investors are encouraged to carefully review regulatory filings prior to investment consideration. Past performance is no guarantee of future success or that there cannot be losses or business interruption. The Company is in a rapid growth sector that may or may not continue to grow in the future and therefore poses risks that may be different than other investments. Management regularly provides news and additional information believed to be true and accurate at the time of dissemination but has no requirement to modify, comment or change in the future should circumstance change or information prove to be inaccurate for any reason. Additionally, the Company makes every effort to comply with all applicable laws. The definitive agreement associated with this acquisition has not been signed and is subject to a shareholder vote.







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Employees and partners of LuLu Group International use tokenless identification solution for remote access


(PRWEB UK) 1 October 2014

LuLu Group International has its head office in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is active worldwide in more than 31 countries. Its main line of business is the retail sector and it currently operates 110 LuLu hypermarkets and supermarkets. In order to retrieve and store information, employees and partners log in to the corporate network. Previously, LuLu used a token-based system for such logins, but providing the tokens to partners was often a very cumbersome process. The group therefore switched to the tokenless SecurAccess solution. This makes use of existing mobile devices, with the passcodes required for user identification being sent to these devices by SMS, email or via Soft token App.

The 31,440 employees of LuLu Group International around the globe work with issues relating to the retail sector as well as with projects in the areas of import & export, trade, shipping, IT, travel & tourism and education. In order to ensure that the corporate structure remains streamlined and that communication is efficient, the group of companies is often an early adopter of new technologies. A recent example is the optimization of the supply chain. In this context, LuLu has established an automatic replenishment system together with mobile computers and “pick-to-voice” solutions, thus ensuring that its products are always available.

Token-based authentication under review

Over time, the employees, partners and vendors of the LuLu Group did not really consider the previously used token-based system for user authentication to be particularly innovative. The authorized users made use of hardware tokens from the manufacturer RSA Security to identify themselves when accessing the corporate network. However, the use of this system was associated with high TCO, such as the initial purchase of the tokens as well as the additional maintenance and replacement costs. Furthermore, sending the devices to partners was not always easy. Due to the international nature of the LuLu Group, the tokens were required around the world.

Saving costs by using already existing devices

As RSA Security provides no software in addition to the hardware tokens, the management of LuLu Group International embarked on the search for an alternative solution. The group’s IT partner, CodeGreen Systems – a provider of networking and security solutions – drew the company?s attention to the SecurAccess product from SecurEnvoy during this process. The characteristic feature of the two-factor authentication software is that it does not require a dedicated token, i.e. no additional components are required.

Instead, SecurAccess uses already existing devices such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets. One of the advantages with this is that users usually carry such devices with them anyway and are therefore also more careful with them than may be the case with hardware tokens. When logging in to the network, users permitted to access the system enter their personal login details, which consist of a username and a password, as well as a numeric code. Only the correct combination of these two factors allows access. The one-time passcode (OTP) is valid only once and consists of six digits. It can be sent to the user by SMS, email or voice call. The generation of the codes within a soft token app for smartphones is also possible. And the new SecurEnvoy server engine version 7.2 also provides a further authentication option – the One Swipe method. This works even when the user has no mobile phone reception or Internet connection. If the user wishes to identify themselves using One Swipe, they simply generate a QR code that is valid only once in the soft token app for smartphones. They then photograph this code using a webcam attached to a laptop, netbook or tablet and this enables them to be unambiguously identified.

Authentication codes sent by SMS, email and via Soft token App

It was precisely this diversity of passcode transmission channels that ultimately convinced the decision-makers at LuLu to choose SecurAccess. The installation of the solution was carried out by CodeGreen Systems without interrupting usual operations and without causing downtime. Since then, LuLu employees have been receiving their passcodes easily via the soft token app, email or SMS, depending on the device being used. Blackberry devices as well as iPhones and iPads are currently being used. In contrast, partners and vendors receive the access codes by email.

Optimised security provisions

In addition to the tokenless method of working, LuLu Group International also benefits from improved security. It became apparent that the previously used token-based solution from RSA Security had weakness in its integrated Dual EC DRBG pseudo-random number generator, enabling the encryption on which the solution is based to be vulnerable. However, SecurEnvoy uses a different approach. The seed record required for encryption is always separated into two parts. One half is a pre-programmed code, and the other is created using an individual characteristic of the end device being used, such as information about the SIM card or the CPU, that is sent back to the server when the user logs in. SecurAccess derives the second half of the seed record from this characteristic, so only half of the record is stored on the phone itself. Each time the user requests a passcode, the end device decodes the first seed record part and derives the second part as described above. The seed records thus produced are only known to the local security server; the end device has only one half of the entire record. So even if somebody hacks into the end device, they will not find enough information to be able to reconstruct the seed record completely. The company is thereby protected against data leakage.

?We are very satisfied with the SecurAccess solution, as we can now very rapidly set up remote access for our employees and partners,” comments Madhava MS Rao, Chief Information Officer at LuLu Group International. “We are therefore already planning an expansion of our user licenses after installation; we initially had a few difficulties with the passcode delivery by email. However, this was quickly resolved together with the experts from CodeGreen, our Security Partner, who were industrious all the way from PoC to deployment, roll-out and ongoing support. We have used the token-based and tokenless systems in parallel, until the RSA contract expired and all the users were migrated smoothly to the new systems without any service interruption. Since then we have been only using SecurAccess. This will also improve our CO2 footprint because no resources are wasted when using the physical tokens anymore”.

“As always, knowing the customer is the key and so is mapping their business requirements to a fine technical draft?, explains Anoop Ammunni, Business Manager Information Security at CodeGreen Systems. ?However, in the case of LuLu Group International, the main challenge was to roll out the new solution in parallel with the to-be-discontinued RSA Token-based solution with zero interruption to the corporate resource access across group’s employees, partners and suppliers worldwide. And that’s where SecurEnvoy had a huge impact. SecurEnvoy’s automated roll out option as well as the user self-service portal have played a vital role. Needless to say the synergy between our technical team and LuLu Group International’s was imperative.”

Summary

Innovative thinking is one of the cornerstones of the success of LuLu Group International. The continuous reviewing of all the products and solutions in use is essential, regardless of the business area – whether supply chain management, building technology or IT security. An analysis of the previously used token-based authentication solution revealed that it was getting expensive and cumbersome to manage and operate as were growing with more and more users. The group saves money as a result of the switch to the tokenless SecurAccess alternative, as it uses existing mobile devices instead of dedicated tokens. Moreover, remote access can be provided to partners anywhere in the world via email, with employees receiving the access codes on their mobile devices via Soft token or SMS.

Meer informatie:

SecurEnvoy Ltd.

Steve Watts

Sales Director

E-mail: swatts(at)securenvoy(dot)com

Internet: http://www.securenvoy.com

Internationaal hoofdkantoor:

SecurEnvoy Global HQ

Merlin House

Brunel Road

Theale, Berkshire

RG7 4AB

USA branch I:

SecurEnvoy

373 Park Ave South

New York,

NY 10016

USA branch II:

SecurEnvoy

Mission Valley Business Center

8880 Rio San Diego Drive

8th Floor San Diego CA 92108







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Home Franchise Concepts Partners with George to the Rescue to Renovate Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen’s Home


Orange, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds

Apartment Finder Earns More Top Honors For Excellence on the Web and Product Innovation


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

For the second straight year, Apartment Finder, the #1 go-to resource for active apartment shoppers, has won a Silver W3 Award in the Excellence on the Web category for its leading apartment search site ApartmentFinder.com. In addition to this back-to-back recognition, Apartment Finder took home several top honors at the 19th Annual Multi Housing Achievement in Design, Advertising & Community Support (MADACS) Awards for Best Mobile Website; Outstanding Product Innovation for its FinderSites product, which provides website design, development and SEO service for apartment communities; Best Outreach Marketing Collateral; and Best Color Guide Ad. MADACS winners were announced at an awards gala in Minneapolis on September 12th.

These W3 Awards and MADACS Awards wins follow on the heels of ApartmentFinder.com?s three-peat recognition earlier this month as Best Internet Listing Service in the annual Multi-Housing News Technology Choice awards competition.

?We are thrilled to have earned these awards, as they underscore both our commitment to, and expertise in, developing multimedia marketing strategies?executed via online, social platforms and direct media channels?that put apartment communities in front of more active apartment shoppers,? said Marcia Bollinger, President of Apartment Finder. ?We are honored to be recognized for this work and will continue to introduce innovative tools and solutions to connect apartment seekers to our clients easier and faster.?

Recent innovations and enhancements to the mobile-enabled ApartmentFinder.com include advanced search technology; robust viewing options for apartment listings; a widget offering access to renter reviews; free integrated iPhone, Android and Tizen apps; industry-leading On Demand Coupons; and much more. In June 2013, Apartment Finder also launched FinderSites, a website design, development and SEO service featuring cutting-edge technology for apartment communities.

With continued innovations to ApartmentFinder.com, Apartment Finder is recognized as the leading apartment rental resource among consumers and the industry. In addition to the W3 Awards and MADACS Awards, other recent honors include being named an Official Honoree in the Real Estate category of the 18th Annual Webby Awards, the #1 Apartment Search Source by SatisFacts Index for the last two years, and the Best Internet Listing Service by the Multi-Housing News Technology Choice Awards for the last three years.

The annual W3 Awards recognize outstanding websites, web marketing, web video, mobile sites/apps and social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. The competition is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Multi Housing Association, the annual MADACS Awards recognize owners and associates who have made significant contributions to multi housing marketing and management through exemplary achievement. It is the most honored award given in recognition of superior contributions to the multi housing industry.

The EmoSPARK Cube Is Bringing the Fascinating World of AI to Our Personal Lives


London, United (PRWEB) October 15, 2014

Life as we know is just about to change. Artificial intelligence is now making its way into homes in the form of a 90 x 90 x 90cm emotionally supportive cube with personality if it?s own named EmoSPARK.

Patrick Levy-Rosenthal, a Paris based entrepreneur has just created his latest crowd funding request on Indiegogo at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emospark-2-0/x/86801 for mass production of this Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connected cube. The world?s first ?artificial intelligence console? can learn the emotions and language of people in their homes and make its own contributions to the emotional wellbeing of the family.

Over time it will even develop its own personality based on the interactions it has had with people. Patrick?s last campaign on Indiegogo secured funding of US$ 178,000 for development of this product. The current campaign is for mass production in addition to providing a vehicle to collect orders for pre-Christmas fulfilment.

This represents a great chance to surprise those at home with a virtual new family member who will be the focus of Christmas entertainment.

Similar to Apple?s Siri, it?s possible to speak with the cube but EmoSPARK will go one step further than Siri by providing entertainment and web content choices including music and videos based on the current mood and preferences of the user.

How can any inanimate object interact with humans and learn how to please them? Welcome to the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence. Although AI and robots are used predominantly for military related applications, EmoSPARK brings AI to family life but on the level of emotions. It?s a system that is there to root out any sadness and provide a media-based remedy for it.

This futuristic cube is powered by Android and can be communicated with in a number of different ways. Users can speak directly to it, type into their tablet, smartphone, TV or computer. This also means that new apps can be developed to stretch its abilities and bring new possibilities of abilities for EmoSPARK.

If anyone is wondering how this miniature but powerful mood enhancer works, read on. Using a unique face-tracking technology, the EmoSPARK will learn what one like and what one don?t like by using 7 different emotions as a base for its own personal map of one’s personality; joy, sadness, disgust, fear, anger, trust, anticipation and surprise.

It can even connect to one’s accounts on Facebook and YouTube to dig deeper into one’s likes and interests and bring back content that it feels would be beneficial for one to watch or listen to.

If a user is having a particular bad day, EmoSPARK will try to tempt them into a better frame of mind with a few choice pieces of music that it knows they may like. It may even let them know that one of their friends has posted a video onto Facebook and will offer to play it on the television. If they opt in and are amused, EmoSPARK will find other similar content to amuse them.

A cube may also have a few down days of its own, but it can help itself by meeting with other cubes online in a ?virtual discussion group? where they exchange experience and information that will be to their user?s benefit. Content with similar emotional tags can be transferred between cubes.

“Yes, we are now reaching into the future and EmoSPARK is proof of that. Be a part of it now on Indiegogo.”

IndieGoGo: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emospark-2-0/x/86801

Contact: Stefania(at)emoshape.com

Website: http://www.emospark.com







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Lugger Bags Introduces New Line of Carrying Cases for PC Towers & LCD Screens

Cookeville, TN (PRWEB) March 22, 2006

LTA Projects, the blimp company that makes the famous iLugger bags for iMacs, has introduced a new line of bags for PC Gamers, music performance and recording professionals, design professionals, and mobile pros who need to haul their tower computers and screens around.

These new bags are made for hand carrying from place to place and are an economical alternative to heavy, bulky and expensive hardshell cases. Made from heavy duty 1000D nylon, they offer thick padding all the way around as well as rigid plastic screen protectors built into the bags.

Owner, Steve Garner says ?While most people don?t need to move their ?heavy metal? around all the time, sometimes it?s a necessity. I think most of us have stuck a tower in the back seat floor wrapped in a blanket once in awhile… and just hoped for the best. This case is economical enough that you don?t have to take a chance anymore on damaging your equipment.?

Bags for PC towers come in 2 sizes and cost $ 139 – $ 149.

Three different size LCD screen bags are available and will accommodate most screens from 15? to 30?.

More information about the PC bags can be found at:

http://www.pclugger.com/?prw032006


http://www.luggerbags.com/?prw032006

OR call: 877-897-5158 ext.2**

LTA Projects Site: http://www.ltaprojects.com/?prw03-06

About LTA Projects and iLugger

LTA Projects is a blimp and advertising inflatable manufacturer based in Cookeville, Tennessee. Steve Garner, LTA Projects owner and long-time Mac user, designed the iLugger sturdy soft case to carry and protect his G5 when transporting for blimp designing duties between his home and the hangar. ?I wanted G5 processing power that I could take from home to office, to on site presentations. The new iMac G5 filled the bill in every way…except I could not find a case for it anywhere. Fortunately, our balloon manufacturing expertise translates well into making carrying bags.?

For more product and ordering information, visit the company?s website at http://www.ilugger.com?prw032006.

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