Internet Technology News US National press release distribution services reaching over 17,250 newspapers, radio, TV and online outlets. Ask about our press release writing services. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:06:55 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Linkin Park and IfOnly Partner to Announce All-Access VIP Experiences at the Carnivores Tour in 24 Cities, Benefiting Music for Relief SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IfOnly, an experiential marketplace that helps raise money for not-for-profit organizations, announced a partnership with Linkin Park and Music for Relief to offer an extraordinary VIP Experience with Linkin Park in 24 tour markets. Fans are in for the ultimate Linkin Park concert experience when they meet with the Grammy Award-winning musicians during the hotly-anticipated Carnivores tour. These meet and greets with the rock stars were previously sold out in all markets, however, has released a limited supply of experiences now available for purchase.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about Linkin Park's recent jaunt through Europe, snap some group photos, and hang out in the official pre-show lounge, which includes a private crowd-free merchandise booth. To commemorate the evening, fans will take home a limited edition Carnivores tour merchandise pack, a CD and digital copy of "The Hunting Party," and an official meet and greet laminate.

EachUltimate Linkin Park VIP Experience is for two people and includes:

  • Meet and greet and group photograph with the members of Linkin Park
  • 2 Premium VIP concert tickets
  • Access to the official pre-show lounge, including catering and a private merchandise stand
  • Specially-designed, limited-edition tour merchandise pack
  • CD and digital copy of "The Hunting Party"
  • Official meet and greet laminate
  • On-site host and service

"We founded Music for Relief to help survivors of natural disasters and improve the environment. The organization has responded to more than 20 disasters globally and planted more than one million trees. With your help, Music for Relief can continue to help families in need. We will see you backstage." – Linkin Park

To view dates available, fans can go to: 

About IfOnly

IfOnly delivers extraordinary experiences for good.  Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur Trevor Traina, IfOnly is a premium experiential marketplace that offers exclusive experiences to customers who are passionate about food, wine and spirits, music, sports, entertainment, travel and beyond. IfOnly partners with A-list luminaries to curate dream experiences at every price point, with a trusted charity benefiting from each purchase.

About Music For Relief

Music for Relief (MFR) was founded by Linkin Park in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Since inception in 2005 MFR has raised over $6 million for survivors of multiple disasters across four continents including Hurricane Katrina, China's Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan in 2010 and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

MFR has organized benefit concerts, online auctions and events with multi-platinum musicians and celebrities to help rebuild and donate supplies to people in need. Music for Relief has also planted over 1 million trees to help reduce global warming.

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ProfitStars Recognized for Its Exceptional Workplace and United Way Partnership MONETT, Mo., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its ProfitStars® division today announced that iPay Solutions™ was named among the 2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky and that it reached record goals for its charitable contributions to the United Way of Central Kentucky.

The Best Places to Work award presented by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management, is determined by an in-depth analysis of employee and employer surveys that analyze confidential sentiments, benefits, policies, workplace practices, and more. A total of 90 companies were recognized with this honor, and ProfitStars' iPay Solutions ranked 17 out of the 29 winners among large companies with 500 or more U.S. employees. This was the second year ProfitStars' iPay Solutions entered the Best Places to Work for the state of Kentucky. Last year iPay ranked 19 out of the 40 winners in the large company category. iPay Solutions provides online payment and billing solutions to more than 4,000 financial institutions and employs more than 300 people in Kentucky.

ProfitStars' iPay Solutions was also recognized by the United Way of Central Kentucky at its fourth annual "Thank You" event held on April 29. The group raised more than $15,000 last year and was acknowledged in three categories: Top 25 Corporate Partnerships, Breakthrough Company Campaigns, and Best Year-Round Corporate Partnership. The Top 25 Corporate Partnerships award acknowledged iPay Solutions among 170 other companies and organizations that offered successful workplace giving campaigns to their employees. The Breakthrough Company Campaigns award is given to companies that demonstrate workplace campaign excellence with a $10,000 growth or a 30 percent increase in giving over the previous year; iPay Solutions' giving increased by 48 percent. The Best Year-Round Corporate Partnership award recognized iPay for the volunteer opportunities it offers to employees, special event dollars raised, and for advocating for others to join the LIVE UNITED movement.

Greg Adelson, group president of iPay Solutions, said, "We are deeply committed and highly focused on creating a fun, challenging, and benevolent environment where talented professionals want to grow personally and professionally. We're honored to be recognized for setting a higher standard for attracting, developing, and retaining associates, and to be celebrated for our commitment to improving our community and inspiring others to do the same."

About the Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Numerous studies show a strong correlation between profitability and creating a good place to work. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky initiative is based on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America" list. For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit

About the United Way

The United Way of Central Kentucky is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. It envisions a community where each individual is self-sufficient in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health — the building blocks for a good quality of life for all. The organization serves Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue, and Meade Counties and currently provides funding for 20 local agencies and 31 local programs.

About ProfitStars

As a diverse, global division of Jack Henry & Associates, ProfitStars combines JHA's solid technology background with the latest breakthroughs in five performance-boosting solution groups – financial performance, imaging and payments processing, information security and risk management, retail delivery, and online and mobile. Explore the power of ProfitStars-enhanced performance at

About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (NASDAQ: JKHY) is a leading provider of computer systems and electronic payment solutions primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions serve more than 11,300 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. Jack Henry Banking® supports banks ranging from community to mid-tier institutions with information processing solutions. Symitar® is the leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars® provides best-of-breed solutions that enhance the performance of domestic and international financial institutions of all asset sizes and charters using any core processing system, as well as diverse corporate entities. Additional information is available at

Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking information. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking information. Specifically, there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking information. Additional information on these and other factors, which could affect the Company's financial results, are included in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings on Form 10-K, and potential investors should review these statements. Finally, there may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the Company's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information.


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MacroPoint Launches New Website CLEVELAND, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MacroPoint LLC, the leader in the 3rd party shipment tracking software, is inviting visitors to explore its newly redesigned website, Now serving as the central hub for the company's core track and trace solution, the new site offers an updated user-friendly experience, while more closely aligning with the company's strategic vision for continued growth as an industry thought leader.

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"Over the last several years, our track and trace software has been evolving" says Dan Cicerchi V.P. at MacroPoint. "We've worked hard to engineer a 3rd party track and trace solution that will serve the direct pain points of today's brokers, 3PLs and shippers. This website redesign is the next logical step in this process, now showcasing our product's core capabilities with a laser sharp focus."

As the only track and trace solution built to work on any cell phone – even flip phones, the differentiators for the MacroPoint brokered load tracking solution are numerous – including:

  • Location Tracking For ANY Cell Phone
  • Pay Per Load with No Set-up Costs
  • Automated Arrival & Departure Alerts
  • Integrated with All Leading TMS Providers

Updated design, navigation and content are not the only changes to the new website. With the addition of a customer login portal, the MacroPoint website now offers its customers a direct path to its track and trace software.

"Another major focus of our redesign was on our expansive network of TMS partnerships." adds Dan Cicerchi. "Our track and trace solution integrates with all the leading TMS systems, including leaders such as MercuryGate, TMW and McLeod Software. Because these partnerships let us integrate with the software our customers are already using, it was critical that they become a focal point of the new website. 

Visitors interested in learning more about the new website, or MacroPoint's unique load tracking software, are encouraged to visit

About MacroPoint
MacroPoint LLC is the leader in the 3rd party shipment tracking software. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the load tracking solution provider is committed to delivering automated solutions engineered to handle the real-world challenges of today's freight brokers, 3PLs and shippers. Requiring no extra hardware to purchase, MacroPoint's software is built to work on any driver's cell phone – regardless of whether it is a flip phone or a smartphone. To learn more, connect with them on LinkedIn, or visit them on line at


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What Facebook's New Login Means for Developers "We don't ever want anyone to be surprised with how they are sharing on Facebook," company CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during his keynote at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference on Wednesday.

Zuckerberg was referring to the social network's new login features, including anonymous login, which he said will help developers draw more users to their apps.

See also: Goodbye, Hoodie: Facebook Grows Up

With the new login features, Facebook is unbundling app permissions. This means when users log in with Facebook, they will be able to control exactly which permissions they grant to apps, or log in anonymously, if the developer makes the option available. What's more, developers will have to prove to Facebook that the permissions their apps are requesting are actually necessary.

While this is good news for users, Facebook's changes to login will mean many changes on the developer side. It may be easy for users to simply decline individual app permissions, but the unbundling comes with several extra steps for developers on the backend.

Facebook will be implementing the login changes by adding an extra step to the app-review process that all developers go through: login review.

Login review will evaluate apps on three main points: whether the permissions an app is requesting are actually necessary, that apps must clearly ask for permission to post on a user's behalf, and how well the login process itself works by checking for crashes or errors.

Facebook knows that implementing these changes will be a lengthy process, so developers will have a year to make their existing apps compliant with the new login standards. However, the new login-review step will be effective immediately for any new apps.

"Developers need to do work to support you declining permissions, and build the experiences around helping educate and explain to you why they are asking for that information," Eddie O'Neil, a Facebook product manager, told Mashable.

O'Neil said users are expecting more transparency from Facebook, and the company is recommending that developers limit the number of permissions their apps ask for at once.

Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya, a social login provider for enterprise companies, said his company noticed that app usage tends to drop off dramatically when apps ask for more than three or four permissions.

A recent survey that Gigya conducted showed that app permissions — or the perception of app permissions — was a major concern for users who declined to use social login.

"There really was a concern around transparency," Salyer said.

Facebook is hoping that the new login will put users' minds at ease, and help developers improve their apps by providing a better user experience.

"If people don't have the tools they need to feel comfortable using your apps, then that's bad for them and it's bad for you," Zuckerberg said during his keynote at F8. "It will prevent people from having good personalized experiences and trying out new things, but it also might hurt you and prevent you from getting some new potential customers."

Kurt Wagner contributed to this report.

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Honda Launches Summer #Cheerance Event Spreading Cheer to Three Million People through Five-Day Honda Summer Clearance Event TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda is launching five days of continuous "Summer Cheerance" by spreading an abundance of smile-inducing videos, memes, GIFs and visual jokes via social media, as well as hosting events from Mon., Aug. 4 to Fri., Aug. 8 to support the brand's annual Summer Clearance Sales Event. In addition, Honda will donate $100,000 to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation as part of this effort. The Summer Clearance event will also be supported by traditional TV, print, digital and radio advertising.

On Aug. 4, "Summer Cheerance" will launch with an introduction video revealing the mission to spread Summer Cheer. Lots of funny, crazy or just plain weird cheer videos, memes and GIFs will respond to people on Twitter throughout the five-day effort. Facebook and YouTube will also be leveraged. Content will conclude with a Honda Summer Clearance Event call to action.

To magnify reach, the brand is teaming with YouTube superstar Andrew Hales to promote his take on "Summer Cheerance" via two videos on his popular LAHWF YouTube channel during the five-day effort.

Real-world events will bring surprise moments of cheer in select cities across the country. Video will capture unsuspecting participants experiencing acts of cheer and will then be shared on Honda's social channels during the "Summer Cheerance" effort. Live cheer events include randomly placed pinatas filled with goodies at various locations, and "Stand Here for Cheer" will encourage people to stand in a painted box on the ground in a busy area to receive a surprise act of cheer, such as being serenaded by a saxophonist. "Cheer Detector" at a beach finds buried treasured chests that will be shared with onlookers.

A Pandora®  Summer Cheerance station featuring a variety of happy tunes will spread cheer and be promoted across Pandora. And rush-hour commuters will get their own dose of cheer from up-and-coming comedian Steve Simeone who will deliver two 60-second, custom-made "Summer Cheerance" comedy bits during a commercial break.

"We are committed to spreading unprecedented cheer starting today and connecting with as many people as we possibly can in five days," said Susie Rossick, senior manager at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "This collection of silly and wonderful morsels of cheer across social media, and in real life, are designed to make an impact, create smile-filled buzz and remind people that summer is the best time to get a great deal on a Honda."

Progress videos will be posted throughout the campaign to keep people updated and give a sense of the breadth of "Summer Cheerance" activities.

Customized digital units include a ticker tracking the goal to three million on and banner ads featuring cheery memes, and "Summer Cheerance" pre-roll will appear before humorous videos across video sites.

On TV, the Summer Clearance Sales Event campaign features six TV spots, including "Fan," "Golf Cart," and "Rain" that build off of last year's successful summer event. The campaign features dramatizations of actual social media posts from people who are unhappy with their current cars, positioning the Honda Summer Clearance Event as the solution to their problems.

Network TV placements are scheduled on "The Bachelorette," "New Girl," "24" and "MasterChef" and on national cable networks such as Bravo, Discovery, TBS and HGTV.

A strong online presence will also support this event, including banner ads on high-traffic auto sites such as, and as well as units on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Print ads will run in "People," "Sports Illustrated" and top-market local newspapers. Network radio spots will also air during the event.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive automobiles for American car buyers through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Accord, Crosstour, Civic, Fit, CR-Z and Insight along with the Pilot, and CR-V sport-utility vehicles and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has the highest brand fuel economy1 and the longest-lasting cars2 of any mainstream automotive brand in America, and more models achieving an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating than any other automotive nameplate.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 30 years and currently operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2013, more than 94 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

1 Based on model year 2012 fuel economy data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its report: "Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2013."
2 Longevity based on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. vehicles in operation registration statistics 1988-2012 for Honda and non-luxury competing brands.


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Paula's Choice Partners with Pharmaca SEATTLE, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paula's Choice, the global skin care brand that has built a sizable direct to consumer following via e-commerce and mobile at, has officially landed its first brick and mortar retail space at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. Customers can now purchase the Brand's efficacious product offering at two California Pharmaca locations in Oakland and Pacific Palisades. Paula's Choice skin care will also be available in the newest Pharmaca location in Denver, Colorado (opening May 2014), and will be rolling out to additional Pharmaca locations throughout 2014. Pharmaca's online shoppers have access to an even wider range of Paula's Choice products on

"This exciting partnership is another important step in our Brand's growth strategy and the expansion of our distribution to key retailers," says David Lonczak, CEO of Paula's Choice. "Our physical presence at Pharmaca raises the visibility of our Brand in key markets and, for the first-time, makes our products available to consumers in retail stores."

The Pharmaca assortment will include best-selling Paula's Choice collections RESIST, Skin Recovery, Skin Balancing, CLEAR and CLINICAL, ensuring an offering that addresses a wide range of skin care concerns and conditions.

"We are very impressed with the Paula's Choice product line and the success it has already seen in our stores," says Tiana Ukleja, Beauty Category Manager at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. "We are excited to see continued success as we roll out the products in even more Pharmaca stores."

For the most up to date list of Pharmaca locations and other Paula's Choice authorized resellers, visit Paula's Choice is also available online at,,,,,, and

About Paula's Choice
Paula's Choice was founded in 1995 by internationally renowned beauty and skin care expert, Paula Begoun, author of Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal, The Beauty Bible and Don't Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me, which have sold more than 2.5 million copies. Using her knowledge and expertise, Paula has developed state-of-the-art formulations for her own line based on reliable, published skin-care research. Products include skin care, makeup, body and hair care, beauty tools, and accessories. All products are fragrance-free, cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly and perform beautifully without false promises. For more information visit: Like us on Facebook, "Paula's Choice, Inc." and follow us on Twitter, @PaulasChoice.

About Pharmaca
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy Inc., founded in June 2000 and based in Boulder, Colo., is the nation's first integrative pharmacy chain offering traditional prescription filling services alongside natural and complementary health solutions. The company now operates 25 pharmacies in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, and has a robust online presence at 

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OndaLocal Selects Kenshoo to Deliver Local Search Marketing Performance SAO PAULO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenshoo, the global leader in predictive media optimization technology, today announced that OndaLocal ( has selected Kenshoo Local to manage and optimize search engine marketing campaigns for its customers. Launched in Brazil in 2012, OndaLocal offers online marketing solutions to small and medium businesses (SMBs), including services ranging from website creation to search engine optimization and online classified advertising.

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"As OndaLocal continues to grow, we sought an automated solution to help us scale to effectively manage more business and enhance the value we provide clients," said Jairo Mandelbaum, COO & Founder of OndaLocal. "Kenshoo is the recognized leader in paid search with best-of-breed technology that provides streamlined automation and support, enabling us to serve thousands of customers in a unified view, as well as track and optimize calls for maximizing offline conversions, which is essential to our local SMB clients."

OndaLocal chose Kenshoo Local for its advanced bid algorithms, campaign management, and reporting capabilities, including Kenshoo Call Conversion OptimizationTM (CCO) and ActiveCluster Technology™. Many of the campaigns managed by OndaLocal seek to generate offline conversions, and Kenshoo CCO increases campaign profitability by automatically tracking offline conversions and optimizing campaigns based on keyword performance. Kenshoo's patent-pending ActiveCluster Technology improves campaigns by predicting the value of even the lowest volume keywords and updating bids accordingly. With Kenshoo, OndaLocal can manage campaigns with more than 200,000 keywords and reduce cost-per-conversion up to 25%.

"With its growing customer roster, OndaLocal required a sophisticated digital marketing platform to more efficiently manage campaigns," said Gary Nafus, Managing Director, Americas at Kenshoo. "Kenshoo enables advanced campaign strategies and online campaign optimization based on offline conversions, just what OndaLocal needed. We are proud to invest in this partnership."

Visit for more information on the Kenshoo Local platform.

Kenshoo offers premium technology solutions for automating, measuring, and improving search engine marketing campaigns at scale. The Kenshoo platform was named the sole leader by independent research firm, Forrester Research Inc. in the report The Forrester Wave™, Bid Management Platforms, Q4 2012.

About OndaLocal
OndaLocal's mission is to provide Brazilian small and medium businesses with new clients through the creation and management of a complete online presence. The results are immediate and significantly superior to those obtained through traditional marketing channels. OndaLocal clients can count on their dedicated internet marketing consultants as well as an expert production team powered by OndaLocal's technological platform, enabling great scalability and maximum results.

About Kenshoo
Kenshoo is a global software company that engineers cloud-based digital marketing solutions and predictive media optimization technology. Brands, agencies and developers use Kenshoo Search, Kenshoo Social, Kenshoo Local, Kenshoo SmartPath, and Kenshoo Halogen to direct more than $200 billion in annualized client sales revenue through the platform. Kenshoo is the only Facebook strategic Preferred Marketing Developer with native API solutions for ads across Facebook, FBX, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Yahoo Japan, Bing, Baidu and CityGrid. Kenshoo powers campaigns in more than 190 countries for nearly half of the Fortune 50 and all 10 top global ad agency networks. Kenshoo clients include CareerBuilder, Expedia, Facebook, KAYAK, Havas Media, iREP, John Lewis, Resolution Media, Sears, Starcom MediaVest Group, Tesco, Travelocity, Walgreens, and Zappos. Kenshoo has 22 international locations and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Arts Alliance, Tenaya Capital, and Bain Capital Ventures. Please visit for more information.

Kenshoo brand and product names are trademarks of Kenshoo Ltd. Other company and brand namesmay be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Where Is the New Snapchat? Feed-twFeed-fb

UPDATE, May 1, 4:17 p.m. ET— The Snapchat update is now available in the App Store and the Google Play store

Snapchat announced its biggest update yet Thursday. The company revealed it was adding text messaging, video chat and other new features that promise to take the app's photo and video sharing to the next level

But it appears that the update, which was announced on the company's blog and in a message to users from the Team Snapchat account, has yet to make it to the iPhone App Store

See also: Snapchat Adds Video Chat, Instant Messaging

The message sent by the Team Snapchat account instructs users to "double tap to upgrade." Double tapping redirects users to the Snapchat app in the App Store, but for many people the update has yet to appear, prompting some to express their impatience over Twitter: Read more...

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Mobile Media Revenue to Approach $380 Billion by 2018 says Strategy Analytics BOSTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategy Analytics' forecast, Global Mobile Media Forecast: 2001-2018, predicts spending on consumer mobile media services consumed via the handset (which excludes tablet spend) including handset browsing, mobile applications, mobile games, mobile music, mobile video, mobile TV, ringtones, wallpapers and alerts - will rise from just above $236 Billion in 2013 to approach $380 Billion by 2018. Mobile operators will remain the main beneficiaries with spending on mobile data accounting for over $254 Billion, or 67.3 percent, of total mobile media revenue by 2018. Strong mobile advertising revenue growth will eclipse consumer spend on premium content, rising at just below 20% CAGR over the next five years.

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In advanced mobile media regions, like North America and Western Europe, demand for web browsing, games, apps and social media services will continue to drive mobile data adoption, enabled by the growing installed base of media-centric smartphones.  Nitesh Patel, Director of the Wireless Media Strategies (WMS) research program noted, "Across all regions consumer appetite for browsing the internet, social media, apps, games and consuming rich media content like video and music on their mobile phones shows no sign of abating. However, we expect less mature mobile markets, where a large portion of users have basic or feature phones and remain served by 2G networks, to exhibit the strongest growth in mobile media revenue. Therefore, in these markets the challenge remains driving mobile media growth through casual data tariffs or service orientated pricing, particularly as low priced smartphones become increasingly available. "

Overall, mobile advertising will become an increasingly important revenue stream, more than doubling to approach $41 Billion by 2018, and accounting for nearly 11% percent of mobile media revenue.  

David MacQueen, Executive Director of Apps and Media at Strategy Analytics added, "Mobile is becoming a core part of the digital advertising mix, accounting for around 14% of digital ad revenue in 2013. Advertiser spending on mobile phones, mainly smartphones, will continue to catch up with consumer mobile media usage as the growing momentum behind programmatic buying simplifies ad-buying within mobile media. Importantly, as more brands and retailers optimize the mobile commerce experience an increasing proportion of mobile users will use their phone to make purchases, enhancing the benefit of mobile advertising."

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. 

European Contact: Nitesh Patel, +44(0) 1908 423 621,
US Contact: David Kerr, +1 617 614 0720,

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Global Gesture Recognition Market 2014-2018 DUBLIN, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Gesture Recognition Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.

The analysts forecast the Global Gesture Recognition market to grow at a CAGR of 29.2 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the cost-effectiveness of gesture recognition solutions. The Global Gesture Recognition market has also been witnessing the increasing number of acquisitions. However, the lack of standardization of gesture movements could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

The report, the Global Gesture Recognition Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, EMEA, and APAC region; it also covers the Global Gesture Recognition market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors dominating this space include Cognitec Systems GmbH, CogniVue Corp., eyeSight Mobile Technologies Ltd., GestureTek Technologies Inc., Omek Interactive Ltd., PointGrab Ltd., PrimeSense Ltd., and SoftKinetic Inc. Other vendors mentioned in the report are Cross Match Technologies Inc., Elliptic Labs, Irisguard Inc., Intel Corp., Microchip Technology Inc., Pebbles Ltd., Pyreos Ltd., Qualcomm Inc., and Thalmic Labs Inc.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.

Key Topics Covered:

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report

04. Market Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. Market Description

07. Market Landscape

08. Market Segmentation by Technology

09. Gesture Recognition in Devices

10. Market Segmentation by End-user

11. Geographical Segmentation

12. Buying Criteria

13. Market Growth Drivers

14. Drivers and their Impact

15. Market Challenges

16. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

17. Market Trends

18. Trends and their Impact

19. Vendor Landscape

20. Key Vendor Analysis

21. Key Developments and Takeaways

22. Other Reports in this Series

Companies Mentioned:

  • Cognitec Systems GmbH
  • CogniVue Corp.
  • eyeSight Mobile Technologies Ltd.
  • GestureTek Technologies Inc.
  • Omek Interactive Ltd.
  • PointGrab Ltd.
  • PrimeSense Ltd.
  • SoftKinetic Inc.
  • Cross Match Technologies Inc.
  • Elliptic Labs
  • Irisguard Inc.
  • Intel Corp.
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
  • Pebbles Ltd.
  • Pyreos Ltd.
  • Qualcomm Inc.
  • Thalmic Labs Inc.

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Media Contact: Laura Wood, +353-1-481-1716,

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