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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Xtify, Mobile Customer Engagement Leader, Announces Xtify Retail...

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

Xtify, the leading provider of mobile engagement technology, today, at the Retail RAMP conference, announced the launch of Xtify Retail Services, a retailer-focused marketing platform and managed services offering. The hybrid offering enables retailers to more effectively engage, measure, and understand their mobile customers.

Xtify helps a number of top retailers influence purchase intent and brand engagement by allowing marketers to message customers based on personal preferences, marketer-defined segments, application usage behavior, and real-time location triggers - even when that retailer’s app itself is not open. The Xtify platform has an open architecture for easy integration into existing retailer systems.

With Xtify Retail Services, Xtify further simplifies mobile engagement by helping retailers:
    Repurpose existing marketing materials from other digital and mobile channels    Load retailer locations, and those of competitors, into the Xtify system for active campaign use in conjunction with other targeting criteria    Upload marketing lists and segments so they are available for message delivery    Personalize messaging by integrating retailer CRM systems, point of sale systems, and coupon fulfillment platforms for 1:1 messaging, delivered via push notification    Attribute in-store, online, and mobile conversions to push notification campaigns via easy-to-integrate campaign performance beacons    Monitor campaign performance and generate retailer-specific user, campaign, and channel-level analytics    Perform system integration project management and quality assurance reviews

“The technology and resource demands on today’s retail marketers are multiplying every day - managing the message across multiple digital, mobile and print channels is a challenge to plan, and almost overwhelming, to execute,” said Josh Schiffman, SVP Strategy and Operations at Xtify. “Xtify’s Retail Services simplify the task of cost effectively reaching the retail brands’ most loyal customers - those that downloaded the retailer’s app to engage with the brand.”

“Xtify’s existing retail customers have told us that sending the right message to their most loyal customers drives significant customer satisfaction and importantly, quantifiable ROI. Helping our retail partners get the most out of their smartphone and tablet application channel is our mission,” said Josh Schiffman.

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About Xtify

Xtify is a provider of user engagement technology for mobile applications that helps brands and developers deliver highly targeted information to their mobile customers based on users' preferences, customer segments, behaviors, and real-time physical locations. Companies like Sephora, Thrillist, InterContinental Hotels Group, Ritz-Carlton, American Eagle Outfitters, PacSun, Sam’s Club, DailyCandy, and Playboy use Xtify to keep their apps top of mind. The Company is based in New York City and was founded by Silicon Alley serial entrepreneurs Andrew Weinreich and Jeremy Levy. Xtify's platform works worldwide for native iOS, Android, and BlackBerry smartphone and tablet applications as well as apps developed with Adobe’s PhoneGap framework. Learn more at xtify.com.



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The Nature Conservancy Takes a Big Step in Conservation Education with...

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

The Nature Conservancy has partnered with Five Ravens to create a new version of My Bird World, an educational mobile app for the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. This award-winning app is five-star rated and has been nationally recognized by TeachersWithApps.com, bestkidsapps.com and Star Picks.

Along with The Nature Conservancy’s LEAF, Nature Rocks and Nature Works Everywhere programs, the organization's work with Five Ravens on My Bird World further illustrates the Conservancy’s commitment to educating the next generation of conservationists.

My Bird World is produced by Five Ravens and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and features four educational games with multiple levels that teach students about North American birds. The app features stunning images, real bird sounds and over 400 bird facts and now includes conservation facts provided by The Nature Conservancy. This app is used by educators and parents to increase a child’s love of birds and nature.

“In an effort to continue to expand The Nature Conservancy’s audience, we are excited to contribute to My Bird World,” said Geof Rochester, chief marketing officer of The Nature Conservancy. “Connecting children all over the world with nature through technology is important as we grow the next generation of conservationists.”

"We developed this game to make learning engaging and fun and we are thrilled to partner with The Nature Conservancy to enhance our popular games by teaching children the importance of conservation while increasing their bird knowledge," said Wenda O’Reilly, president and co-founder of Five Ravens.

This wonderful conservation enhancement is free to all existing My Bird World and My Bird World HD users. A Lite version of both games is available as a free trial of the app. All are available on iTunes.

About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at http://www.nature.org.

About Five Ravens
Five Ravens, the digital division of Birdcage Press, combines a variety of learning approaches with digital game mechanics to create engaging learning environments. Their apps help students retain knowledge by applying key learning tools of memory, sound, and pattern recognition. Birdcage Press is renowned for its museum-quality collection of award-winning educational games on art, history, wildlife and aviation.



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Monday, October 29, 2012

Boomie vs Pirates First Live Gameplay Video is Released by Appiteks

Edwardsville, IL (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

Appiteks Chief Operating Officer Chris Luck announced today that the company has created a video that takes customers by the hand and walks them step-by-step through its first game, Boomie vs Pirates.

“What this does is give gamers and those considering the game a good feel for it,” Luck said. “We know that these days, people are more visual than ever, so to keep our customers from having to pour through countless pages of instructions, we’ve created a video that walks them right through the game.”

Luck explained that although Boomie vs Pirates is easy to play without written instructions, he believes adding the video will make the playing experience that much more enjoyable.

“The more that you can help your customers out, the better off you will be as a company,” Luck said. “We never want anyone to be confused on how the game we develop work or have to wonder what the point of the game is.”

The chief operating officer noted that the video serves as an additional outlet for current customers and potential customers to have more hands-on before they buy the game and even after they purchase it.

“We know for a fact that our game is an awesome game to play, but what better way to ensure that everyone who tries the game knows the inner workings of it than by providing a step-by-step video,” Luck questioned. “Everything we do, we do it with excellence and this video is nothing short of excellent.”

Luck stressed that Appiteks is determined to win over customers with superior customer service and developing the quality of iOS games that aren’t available at other companies.

“We’re ready to totally dominate the industry,” Luck said. “The games that we develop are awesome and the video that walks people through the games are awesome too.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.Appiteks.com



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Sunday, October 28, 2012

PT MLW Telecom to Distribute Pixatel’s Productivity Suite on Android...

San Mateo, CA and Jakarta, Indonesia (PRWEB) October 02, 2012

Pixatel Systems, the leader in Subscriber Equity Management (SEM), today announced an agreement with PT MLW Telecom, an Indonesia based OEM, to preload Pixatel’s Android Productivity Suite across the SpeedUp line of Android based tablets and set top boxes.

Pixatel partners with leading device manufacturers, mobile operators, and retailers to distribute it’s Productivity Suite on consumer Android devices, including smart phones, tablets and set top boxes. The Android Productivity Suite consists of best of breed applications designed to enhance user experience across gaming, education, entertainment, productivity and social media.
Pixatel, thru the use of proprietary technology enables a unique monetization channel that has been untapped by Pixatel’s channel partners till now.

“Pixatel is excited to partner with MLW to distribute the Android Productivity Suite to consumers in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. MLW’s line of SpeedUp tablets and set top boxes are innovatively designed and their high technical specs make them ideal for productivity devices.” said Sunil Chhugani, Vice President of Business Development at Pixatel. “Pixatel’s Android Productivity Suite creates a new channel for increasing top line revenue for MLW while adding value and differentiation for consumers.”

“Pixatel’s software complements our SpeedUp line of tablets and set top boxes by providing the value added applications needed by our varied consumer base here in Indonesia,” said Rahmad Sakti, Director of Product and Marketing, PT MLW Telecom. “The SpeedUp custom AppStore comes pre-installed on our devices, providing the ability to offer our customers the latest updates as well as additional applications throughout the life of our devices. We look forward to offer even more relevant content to consumers through our partnership with Pixatel.”

In the last quarter, Pixatel has invested substantially to expand its presence across South East Asia and Latin America markets. Pixatel works closely with channel partners to determine the application mix that is suitable for their target audience and creates the appropriate set of applications that are distributed through a custom app store. Pixatel also offers its distribution partners solutions and services to enable a strong platform strategy, create product differentiation, and maximize value for end-users.

About Pixatel Systems Inc.
Pixatel Systems is the leading global provider of Subscriber Equity Management (SEM) solutions. Pixatel enables the world's leading device manufacturers, mobile operators, and corporations to deliver innovative value-added services and content to mobile devices while creating new monetization channels to increase revenue and grow market share. Pixatel democratizes application delivery by providing software, services, and platforms that enable everyone to maximize the power of next generation mobile devices. With a focus on the emerging world, Pixatel's solution portfolio offers end-to-end mobile solutions across education, commerce, gaming and productivity.

About PT MLW Telecom:
PT MLW Telecom is one of the leading telecommunications technology companies in Indonesia and has oriented to the growth of mobile broadband internet devices and technology by enabling easy communication access for any one, any time, and any place.
PT MLW Telecom has built a strong strategic partnership with various reputable telecom operator (broadband and 3G/4G) companies, banks, mobile manufacturers technology and application developers. MLW Telecom's distribution channel includes more than 1000 retail stores, more than 20 after-sales service locations, available to accommodate customer needs.
PT. MLW Telecom develops 2 leading brands in Indonesia:

Speedup®
A trademarks marketed by PT. MLW Telecom representing hardware technology such as Speedup® Broadband (router and modem), SpeedUp ® Pad (Tablet), SpeedUp® TV(Smart TV Device)

Studio9®
A trademark marketed by PT. MLW Telecom for software specially designed and optimized for SpeedUp®’s devices. An innovation made by PT.MLW Telecom to meet the need of the community. Digital content application such as music, magazines, books, social media and games planted on SpeedUp® devices Operating System.For more information, please visit http://www.mlwtelecom.com/facelift/

CONTACT: John Murray, Marketing Manager, Pixatel Systems, +1-415-680-3170, or john (at) pixatel (dot) com

Diana Ayudya, Media Partnership, SpeedUp, corpcomm (at) mlwtelecom (dot) com



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New WoW Mists of Pandaria Dailies and Events Guide Helps Players Reach...

(PRWEB) October 03, 2012

Once players reach level 90 in World of Warcraft, one of the most popular activities (especially when playing solo) is the completion of daily quests.

Daily quests are one aspect of World of Warcraft familiar to all players. Whether they are casual or hardcore, poor or rich, a PvPer or a Raider, all players have to do at least some daily quests in order to unlock enchants for their shoulders.

However, there is more to it than just earning new enchants. Completion of hundreds if not thousands of daily quests are also necessary in order to unlock achievements and earn other useful items like mounts, pets, and new recipes.

The problem most players have with daily quests is that they can be downright boring. For the first week or two of a new expansion they can be entertaining, but players tend to get bored after completing the same quest for the fiftieth time.

Dugi's Ultimate WoW Guide seeks to change this with their Mists of Pandaria update to their Dailies and Events guide. This guide is based on Dugi's famous leveling software that directs players to NPCs for quest pick-up, to objectives to complete the quest, and then back to the NPCs for completion. The Dailies and Events guide uses this same software but updates the path for dailies and events.

With this guide, players will be able to turn it on for a specific faction or just to earn gold through the completion of daily quests. Upon doing that, the guide directs players to the rest. Early reviews of this software guide are favorable.

In addition to helping players out with daily quests, this new guide also helps players with WoW Mists of Pandaria events such as Hallow's End. Players who want to get back to dungeons or PvP can use Dugi's Guide for events in order to unlock extra achievements in a short amount of time.

More details at Strategy Guides HQ.



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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Neverblue Offers Payoneer Payment Option

Victoria, BC (PRWEB) October 01, 2012

Neverblue, a premier digital marketing services company located in Victoria, British Columbia, announced today that it has joined with Payoneer®, Inc. (“Payoneer”)’ an industry-leading global payments company, to offer its partners another option for making electronic payments.

The collaboration between Neverblue and Payoneer brings together one of the world’s largest performance network with a global leader in electronic payments. Neverblue provides a platform of leading international Cost Per Action (CPA), Cost Per Impression (CPI) and Cost Per Sale, (CPS) campaigns, and Payoneer offers –fast, secure and cost-effective payments for, publishers and advertisers worldwide.

“We are delighted to join forces with Payoneer,” said Bjorn Hougaard, Vice President of Network Distribution at Neverblue. “Payoneer’s prepaid solution supports transactions at points of sale and ATMs in over 200 countries. This will allow our partners to take advantage of the benefits such as speed, security and simplicity of their transactions.” Hougaard went on to add, “Neverblue has had 180% year-over-year growth rate in Europe since opening our offices in London in May of this year, and we see the partnership with Payoneer a key part in accelerating further growth in the International markets.”

“With this partnership, Neverblue’s affiliates will have fast and easy, yet secure, access to highly liquid funds that they will then be able to invest right back in to their businesses, wherever they are in the world,” addsYuval Tal, founder and President of Payoneer.

Recognizing the rapid growth and maturing of the affiliate marketing industry in Russia, Neverblue and Payoneer will attend Affdays – Russian Affiliate Days, in Moscow on October 4-5, 2012, and will co-sponsor an evening event at the show.

About Neverblue
Part of the GlobalWide Media family, Neverblue harnesses the Internet’s top online and mobile inventory via multiple online marketing channels, including affiliate marketing, display advertising, search engine marketing, social media, mobile and email marketing. Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia with offices in Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong, Neverblue is a premier digital marketing services company that delivers millions of profitable customers to clients from all over the world, including members of the Fortune 1000™. For more information, visit http://www.neverblue.com

About Payoneer
Founded in 2005, Payoneer is an industry-leading global payments company accelerating growth for its customers by improving the way they manage and pay partners, affiliates and independent workers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
Payoneer’s complete solution provides a simple, secure, compliant and cost-effective way for companies of all sizes to offer superior and cost-saving payments options including: Prepaid Debit cards, deposits to local banks worldwide, wire transfers, mobile payments, global and local e-wallets and local-currency paper checks. Venture backed and profitable, Payoneer has served thousands of companies and more than 1.5 million payees around the world. For more information, visit us at http://www.payoneer.com.



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Friday, October 26, 2012

Angry Yeti: Protect the Endangered Yetis & Have Fun

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) October 02, 2012

Brink 3D Studios, has officially put the mobile gaming industry on notice: mobile games that do not offer Angry Yeti’s intriguing gameplay will soon be as outdated as typewriters are today.
The game takes place in the Tibetan mountains where a group of Yetis was out playing. Suddenly, a team of researchers saw the Yetis and captured them. An Angry Yeti, known as Moody, was sleeping nearby and was not captured. Help Moody become a hero and rescue his friends.

The objective of the game is to catch the vehicle that has his friends captured and rescue them, one by one. As Moody rolls he can collect snow and grow in size. Each time the player presses the roll button, the Yeti rolls faster. If the Yeti has become too big and slow, the player can choose to drop some snow off by pressing the relative button. By collecting an animal or an item he gets points; bigger animals, more points. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf_Wfq25bUU

Angry Yeti is a casual game created with the Unity 3D game engine offering highly polished graphics. The developers incorporated feedback from gamers in Canada and Mexico, thus allowing the creation of a game that is simple to play and offers a repayable experience.
Download Angry Yeti via the Appstore for Apple mobile devices with iOS 3.1.3 or higher and via the Google Play Store for Android mobile devices with Android 2.2 or higher and an armv7 processor.

Brink 3D is a mobile software development company, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The company was founded in 2012 with the specific goal of creating advanced GIS applications and games for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 and the OUYA TV gaming console. http://www.brink3d.com



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