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Now Kid Safe Place Now Offering Unique and Powerful Browsers Free and With a Guarantee

Littleton, CO (PRWEB) April 7, 2007 –

Kid Safe Place is offering four kid-safe web browsers created by Childrens Educational Network of San Diego, California, with a free demo and 100% money back guarantee.

Protecting children while they explore the Internet has become a major issue with law enforcement, including the FBI, which has even distributed a publication that helps inform parents about web safety.

These kinds of [Internet] cases truly represent the most abhorrent crimes we see, said Jana Monroe, FBI Assistant Director, Cyber Division. We will continue to work aggressively to prosecute those who engage in the exploitation of our children.

Now, with Kid Safe Place, parents can work just as aggressively to protect children.

There are four new browsers, Santa Surfer, Noahs Net, MindStein Travels and the brand new Son of the Mask from the new movie. Santa Surfer is a Holiday themed browser. Noahs Net is a Christian themed educational browser and MindStein Travels features Professor MindStein, an educational cartoon character. The kid-safe browsers allow children to safely discover the possibilities of the Internet, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life. The browsers are controlled by parents, allowing them to assemble a safe, secure and educational Internet experience for their children.

The suite of applications offered by Kid Safe Place includes child-safe web browsers, talking email, talking chat, and, in the future, talking instant messaging. Parents can program and edit an

Olympus Announces Powerful Cameras and Lenses

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2011

B&H Photo is excited to share with you the release of the newest Olympus cameras, lenes and accessories for the Micro Four Thirds system.

B&H Photo will be one of the first retailers to stock the new Olympus E-P3 cameras designed to meet the needs of professional and high-end enthusiast photographers who demand outstanding performance, reliability, and unparalleled levels of control and versatility in a compact form factor. In addition, they will also be carrying the 12mm f/2, 45mm f/1.8 and FL-300R.

The cameras feature a new 12MP Live-MOS Four Thirds-sized sensor that has been developed by Olympus for better dynamic range, color depth, and noise control. The cameras also utilize the new TruPicVI processing engine, which features dual cores. The new engine also has improved start-up/shooting response, as well as faster image processing and more true-to-life color rendering.

Olympus has also developed the new FAST AF System (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology). The new system works together with the lens, processor and sensor to deliver a smarter and more accurate focusing system. Part of this has to do with the 120fps readout (vs 60fps) for video. To take full advantage of the system, Olympus recommends the use of their new MSC lenses.

The new cameras have 35 autofocus points, with improved tracking.

With a 3-inch, 610k-dot resolution touchscreen, the new E-P3 is more powerful than ever. Using the touchscreen, users can activate the shutter release, choose their AF point, or operate the Live Guide. In playback mode the user can magnify the images or scroll through them. For extra protection, the screen also has an anti-fingerprint coating.

The menu system has also experienced a make-over with a new color mode, and with explanations of every setting.

Creative users will appreciate the new updates to the Art filters. Users may now choose from the Pale and Light Color II, Star Light, and White Edge filters. Additionally, you can bracket the art filter modes via the menu, letting users expand their creativity by simultaneously applying different filters to the same image.

Totally new to the PEN series is the ability to shoot photos in 3D, via the scene mode on the top selection dial.

In addition to the new E-P3, Olympus is proud to announce the new EPL-3 (also known as the PEN Lite). The EPL-3 features a 3-inch tilting LCD monitor and six different art filters. It is 25% smaller than the E-P3.

Olympus is also announcing the new PEN Mini. Targeted towards the everyday shooter, it will offer a stylish design in one of the most compact bodies around. It will come in six colors as well.

Besides the new cameras, new accessories were also announced today:

CPS Insurance Services Teams Up With Continuum Worldwide And USADATA To Provide A Powerful Lead Generation To Fulfillment Program

Irvine, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 15, 2011

CPS Insurance Services (CPS) has teamed up with Continuum Worldwide and USADATA to provide a complete lead generation marketing and mail fulfillment program for CPS registered producers.

Developed by Continuum Worldwide and USADATA, this program allows users to build a customized list of qualified leads that can be filtered and sorted by a number of common demographics. Producers are then able to personalize compliance approved marketing mailers that will be mailed to their selected list.

Continuum Worldwide, a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, will quickly and accurately handle all production and mail fulfillment from their corporate facilities in Omaha, Nebraska and has locked in the lowest rates available from the U.S. Postal Service. In addition, all responses to the campaign are reported back to the producer within the same business day that they were received to help you determine your return on investment.

The simplicity and comprehensiveness of this program is unmatched in the Insurance Industry, said Andy Holden, President and COO of CPS Insurance Services. Producers will be able to effortlessly broadcast their personalized message to a targeted group and monitor the progress of their campaign online, saving time and money, allowing them to focus on growing their business.

About USA Data:

USADATA is the leading provider of Sales Leads On Demand through On-demand Web-based solutions for customer acquisition and customer relationship management. They have securely delivered over 1 billion targeted, privacy-assured sales leads that have helped over 100,000 businesses nationwide, across all industries, grow their business.

About Continuum Worldwide:

Continuum Worldwide Corporation (CWC), a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, is a business assurance

company focused on providing innovative solutions in highly-regulated environments and every-day business. CWC specializes in three distinct solution lines:

Powerful Stories of Anime, Graphic Novels, Reborn in New Novel of Epic Adventure

Seattle (PRWEB) July 03, 2013

One day while sitting in class, author Kendall Uyeji got the idea of an assassin going around and killing other assassins that all represented something, and a book whose every chapter presents a duel to the death between his assassin and his opponents. He got his inspiration from anime, manga, comic books, childrens shows, graphic novels, and from role-playing games he would play with friends. Thus, 21 Killers was born. It is, like the powerful stories of anime and the graphic novels of his youth, a book of desperate heroism, of scientific lore and magic technology, and a company of friends surviving an adventure that takes place in many places representing a world re-animated into existence by war, in thousand-storey cities, in barren uncontrolled lands and the wild forests of Africa.

21 Killers is about an assassin in the future who wants to go against his set path in life and kill the assassins he has trained with all his life. In the future, assassins have full control and immunity as long as they kill who the government wishes them too. But he is on his own mission now. He wants to eradicate his past and the people that come with it. He is on a mission to kill the top twenty government assassins who have more power than anybody else. They are untouchable, all-powerful killers who are protected by the government to ensure order, power, and sow fear in service to that power. 21 Killers follows this man near the end of his journey where he has to face his past along with a regretful doctor stuck in the mistakes of his past and a vengeful revolutionary girl who finds no purpose in her life life. They manage to save each other from their various personal troubles and take part in a futuristic adventure to try to change the world and themselves in the process. They are all affected by this one mans mission, one mans struggle. It becomes, by his evolution and the choices presented therein, a fight for personal freedoms which he has earned, a fight for happiness, whats right and what he believes inand the choice to act on them or not.

Kendall Uyeji diligently applies the effects of anime, manga, comic books and graphic novels into an epic fictional feast of ultraviolence and adventure. He says that, This story is not about war or death or the study of the nature of human. The setting is the future, but it is not the meaning. This story follows one man on the last legs of his journey, in one part of his life that affected many others. Main is the lead assassin that inspires all the characters in the book to be where they are. His convictions eventually lead to a huge change in the world and he is the main driver of the story. Doc is the hero of the book and follows the heros journey. He starts in the gutters and ends up making great change in the world and forgiving himself for his past mistakes. Hannah is the love interest and Main helps her find meaning and love in her life. In turn, she helps save Main too. She embodies living in the present. Main embodies living in the future and Doc embodies living in the past. 21 Killers is a tightly-written work that rivals even graphic novels visual worlds, soaring into a plateau of high intelligence and creativityin what todays children feast on in their search for meaning, spontaneity and release from the silliness and irrelevance of daily headlines.

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About the Author

Kendall Uyeji was born in Seattle, Washington. He dreamed of being a writer as a child and wrote many short stories in middle and high school. This is his first-ever book. He started in the summer between high school and college and would love to become a professional fiction writer one day. He hopes to sell enough books to pay for student loans. He hopes. But he wrote this book in the first place to prove to himself he could, not for any monetary gain. To prove he could write something enjoyable, creative, and interesting. To write something he thought was cool. That he would love to read and be inspired by. His dream is to be a storyteller and share his creativity with the world. One day. He hopes that will become an option. He is currently trying to double major at Western Washington University in Creative Writing and Theater.

21 Killers * by Kendall Uyeji

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Apple pips Samsung but Ferrari world’s most powerful brand

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 18 February 2013

The Global 500 analyses financial and brand performance of leading brands across all major business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sectors, making it the most extensive brand valuation study of its kind in the world. Leading brand valuation and marketing experts, Brand Finance, provide the following analysis.

Apple pips Samsung

Electronics giant Apple had a roller coaster year in 2012 — its enterprise value rocketed from US$ 350 billion to US$ 600 billion only to dip to US$ 400 billion in the space of 12 months. Despite a raft of new product launches such as the new iPhone and iPad, the company continued to lose ground to Samsung and it was only its sheer size that helped Apple maintain its lead position over its smaller but more nimble South Korean rival.

The net result for Apples brand value was a rise from $ 70 billion to $ 87 billion but a slight weakening of its brand rating from AAA+ to AAA.

The mighty Apple brand is supporting the company as it arguably loses its competitive edge to Samsung in the wake of the launch of Galaxy S3, the most pre-ordered smart phone of all time. Samsungs brand value leaped by a staggering 54 per cent (US$ 20.6 billion) and more new digital consumer products are expected to be launched during 2013.

Commenting on the findings, Brand Finance CEO David Haigh said: Brand is one of many intangible assets which drive profitable growth. Technology, contractual, human capital and customer intangibles as well as general goodwill all drive overall corporate value. With revenues in the tens of billions, Apple and Samsung are slugging it out for global brand supremacy and are vying with each other to create strong customer love for their brands. However, there are other brands in the Global 500 that though they may never challenge the brand value giants, are nonetheless extremely powerful and well-loved.

Italian Beauty

A case in point is Ferrari, owned by Italian car giant Fiat, that achieved the highest brand rating in the Global 500 despite being a niche sports car manufacturer with a much smaller enterprise value than many of the other global brands in the Top 500.

I often think that the Italian genius for car design is based in the language of craft, comments world renowned design critic Stephen Bayley. Theirs is a workshop vocabulary with words for a cars features and contours many of which simply dont exist in English. If you have a word for it you can draw it. That word is beauty, he says.

A key driver of brand value is revenue. Clearly Ferrari cannot compete in terms of the size of the multi-national brands. However its brand rating takes into account other financial metrics such as net margins, average revenue per customer, marketing and advertising spend as well as qualitative measures such as brand affection and loyalty.

Taken together, Ferrari outperforms not only rival auto manufacturers BMW, VW, Mercedes Benz, Lexus and Audi but all brands worldwide.

Ferrari today announced record results for the first nine months of 2012, recording an increase in net profits by 7.6 per cent to 152.4m on a turnover of 1.76 billion.

David Haigh concludes:

As the Global 500 powerfully demonstrates, customer expectations of brands are much higher than ever as trust becomes a critical business issue in a time of increased economic uncertainty. To fulfil such expectations, brand owners must continue to innovate whilst at the same time deliver quality with value, choice with social responsibility and sustainability with growth.


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Note to Editors

The methodology used in compiling the Global 500 uses a discounted cash flow (DCF) technique to discount estimated future royalties at an appropriate discount rate and to arrive at a new present value (NPV) of the trademark and associated intellectual property rights in order to compute brand value.

Royalty Relief Approach

The royalty relief methodology determines the value of the brand in relation to the royalty rate that would be payable for its use if it were owned by a third party. The royalty rate is applied to future revenue to determine an earnings stream that is attributable to the brand. The brand earnings stream is then discounted back to a net present value.

There is a six-step process involved in making the brand value calculations: