Quantum Dots Display Color’s Value

QD Vision is leading the way toward better color quality in displays. iLed Magazine, in its December issue, discusses the quantum dot technology and color quality breakthroughs QD Vision has accomplished.

Beyond Lithium Ion: ARPA-E Places Bets on Novel Energy Storage

MIT Technology Review reports on PolyPlus receiving a $4.5 million award from ARPA-E for the development of an aqueous, rechargeable lithium-sulfur battery.  PolyPlus is partnering with Johnson Controls to develop the battery, which promises better energy density than today’s lithium-ion batteries.

PolyPlus named 2012 Gold Medal Edison Award Winner

PolyPlus Battery Company wins the prestigious Gold Edison Award in Energy and Sustainability for the company’s revolutionary Lithium-Air and Lithium-Water batteries.

Tips on Taming “Big Data” to Enhance Influencer Marketing

In this article in B-to-B Magazine, Peter Granat, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cision North America discusses how marketers can manage, if not master “big data” to make influencer marketing more powerful.

Apperian Rolls Out New Mobile Application Lifecycle Management Architecture

Boston, MA, May 3, 2012 – Apperian (www.apperian.com) today announced the latest release of its Enterprise App Services Environment (EASE), which will significantly broaden the capabilities of mobile application management (MAM).

Businesses have outgrown the basic functionality of “create, deploy and manage apps,” which used to define mobile application management. They now require a cloud platform that covers the full mobile application lifecycle management architecture, ranging from inspection of applications when they are imported for the first time, to socialization functions that foster better app creation and adoption. EASE now provides all of this in a modular solution, and all functions can be managed from a single admin console.

Aiming to provide businesses with the best products and services to meet their mobility requirements, EASE supports both native and third-party extensions, which are plugged into an “AppBus” in the platform. There are six core slots supported by the AppBus that cover all functions required for complete mobile application lifecycle management:

  • Inspect – Malware detection, automation, validation and signing services
  • Protect – Geo-fencing, data encryption, app delete and device level management
  • Extend – Dynamic policy, remote control, silent install, private app network and single sign-on
  • Personalize – Role-based apps, custom branding, targeted content and recommendations
  • Analyze – Adoption and usage of apps, compliance reports, app inventory and performance
  • Engage – Sharing and liking apps, app rating, crowdsourcing and gamification features

“Because the EASE platform is modular, IT managers can easily apply the exact capabilities they require for their mobile environment. This approach surpasses the current capabilities of mobile device management, which are out of date and cannot effectively support today’s world of employee owned devices, and the maturing application lifecycle,” said Carlos Montero-Luque, Apperian’s Senior Vice President, Engineering. “EASE brings together all the components and services required to support the full mobile application lifecycle, all managed through the EASE Admin Portal. The simplicity and elegance of this architecture significantly improves the development, adoption and security of enterprise mobile apps and devices.”

Apperian, Inc. is a mobile application management company. The Apperian EASE platform delivers enterprise mobility services that enable many of the world’s largest corporations to securely deploy and manage mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry. Apperian is empowering the liberated enterprise to support the BYOD revolution.

Check out an overview of the new EASE mobile application lifecycle architecture

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Cult of Mac Reports on New Crowdsourcing and Gamification Features in Apperian’s EASE

Cult of Mac recently reported on the new crowdsourcing and AppRatings features added to Apperian’s EASE, which will result in higher quality enterprise mobile apps and better adoption rates. Apperian has also integrated gamification techniques into EASE, designed to increase employee participation in generating idea for new apps and improvements to existing ones.

Cision Launches SEEK OR SHOUT Collaboration Community for Journalists, Bloggers and Other Communicators

CHICAGO, April 19, 2012 – Cision, the leading provider of PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry, today announced Seek or Shout, a new online community that enables all content creators – journalists, bloggers, freelancers, and PR and marketing professionals – to collaborate with maximum productivity, immediacy and relevance.

Seek or Shout lets users seek expert sources to interview, products to review, and story ideas for content they’re creating. It also lets them shout to share their content – stories, blog posts, and campaigns – with people who follow them or are interested in the topics that they write or post about.

It also gives content creators a central profile for collaborating with each other and with brands. They can clearly define their topics of interest, background, deadlines and needs – and “take back” their inbox to reduce unwanted and irrelevant story pitches or proposals.

“Seek or Shout is designed for a new breed of content creators for whom sharing and collaborating is second nature” said Peter Granat, Chief Executive Officer of Cision North America. “The social web is blurring the lines between journalists, bloggers, and all content contributors – creating tens of millions of online influencers and making every company a publisher.”

“Today, many content creators wear multiple hats: ‘traditional’ journalist, blogger, social media influencer, freelance writer, or developer of branded content. Seek or Shout is designed to offer this creative community the easiest and most productive way to find sources and information, develop ideas into stories, seek freelance opportunities, and share successes,” he said.

Seek or Shout was refined and enhanced by Cision based on feedback furnished by content creators during an extensive Beta test process. It enables users to:

Seek story ideas, experts and background information – or products to review – for an upcoming news article or blog post. They also can solicit freelance opportunities. Users can request information anonymously, or syndicate requests to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for wider response.
Shout about their latest content, campaign or product. Their followers, and users who are interested in the tags placed on “Shouts,” will automatically see them in their news feeds.
Define their interests and create and manage their profiles, to get the information they need and reduce off-topic messages.
Communicate privately with other users about stories they are pursuing or developing. Private messages to followers are free.

About Cision:
Cision is the leading provider of software, services, and tools to the public relations and marketing industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands – from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision’s tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. Cision is present in Europe, North America and Asia, has partners in over 125 countries and is quoted on the Nordic Exchange with revenue of SEK 1.0 billion in 2011. For more information, visitwww.cision.com.

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http://us.cision.com/

Cision Software’s Powerful New Search Makes List-Building Faster and Easier Than Ever

PR and Marketing Pros Can Search, Filter and Gain Insights From the Cision Media Database in Seconds

CHICAGO, April 17, 2012 – Cision, the leading provider of PR software, services and tools for the marketing and PR industry, today introduced powerful new searchcapabilities in the award-winning Cision campaign management software platform, allowing users to search, filter, build media lists and drive insights from the comprehensive Cision Media Database faster and easier than ever.

Developed from user feedback and offering familiar features such as guided navigation, dynamic search and “type ahead” recommendations, Cision search now makes filtering results and building lists as intuitive as any day-to-day online activity. Summaries and graphic reports give communicators insights into results like media types, geographic distribution, and other criteria that enable them to better understand who and where their key media and influencers are.

“Cision has really sped up and improved the process of searching for outlets, influencers and opportunities,” said Audrey Pannell, Director of Public Relations of Style Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations of Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Pannell was one of the Beta testers of the new search capability. “It offers complete visibility into a list as you move from a broad to a targeted search, so we can refine and build complete and accurate lists as we go. Lists that used to take us two or three revisions and 20 minutes to build now take us ten seconds. Its ease of use is remarkable.”

“Cision search not only makes you more productive, it makes you more focused, more effective, and able to create better relationships with influencers and media,” said Peter Granat, Chief Executive Officer of Cision North America. “It’s the latest example of our ongoing commitment to drive innovation throughout the marketing and PR industry.”

In the last year alone, Cision has also enhanced its campaign management software by:

Introducing new integrated functions like Cision Social Publish, advanced metrics like the Cision Influence Rating, and new offerings like Cision Influencer Lists.
Expanded the Cision database with new online influencers, and offered mobile access to users of most popular smartphones and tablets, including iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
Built the software on a new architecture that provides better performance and larger capacity.
Cision has also been named the Best Marketing/PR Solution and the Best Online Business Information Solution from the CODiE Awards, sponsored by the Software and Information Industry Association.

About Cision Software
Cision’s integrated campaign management software has been adopted by over 30,000 users in more than 20 countries since its launch in October 2007. It is available in nine languages and used by 9 of the top 10 PR agencies, as well as corporations, nonprofits, universities and solo practitioners.

The CODiE Awards are the software industry’s only peer-reviewed awards competition. Cision has won four CODiE Awards since becoming eligible to compete in 2009. Cision also won the 2010 Product Development of the Year Award from the United Kingdom’s Data Publishers Association (DPA).

About Cision:
Cision is the leading provider of software, services, and tools to the public relations and marketing industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands – from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision’s tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. Cision is present in Europe, North America and Asia, has partners in over 125 countries and is quoted on the Nordic Exchange with revenue of SEK 1.0 billion in 2011. For more information, visitwww.cision.com.

Related Links

http://us.cision.com/products_services/products_services_overview.asp

http://us.cision.com/media-database/media-database-overview.asp

http://videos.cisiontraining.com/cisionpoint

Cision Influencer Lists, Ed Cals Uncover Mother’s Day Opportunities

CHICAGO, April 5, 2012 – Cision, the leading provider of PR software, services and tools for the marketing and PR industry, today announced updated influencer profiles and editorial calendars for communications professionals seeking to gain Mother’s Day coverage.

Cision’s Family and Parenting Influencer List pulls from more than 1,500 online experts and media who examine issues that impact parents, as well as over 800 Mom Bloggers. Users of the Cision Media Database have free access to this list which also contains detailed profiles on the key influencers in parenting. Cision has also made available a free briefing book that includes contact information for selected top Mom Bloggers and Mother’s Day editorial opportunities. In addition, articles on Mom Bloggers and ‘Top Lists’ can be found on the Cision Navigator.

“Mother’s Day and media deadlines are rapidly approaching, but PR people still can capitalize on editorial opportunities that range from celebration and gift-giving to parenting issues, pediatrics, education, child care, and elder care issues,” said Heidi Sullivan, Cision Vice President, Global Research. “Plus, reaching out to the right influencers in the right way during the weeks before Mother’s Day can help PR people create or strengthen their relationships, improve their social capital, and represent their brands successfully all year long.”

The Cision profiles include in-depth information and first-person tips from top Mom Bloggers like Patti Minglin, founder and CEO of Go Girl Communications. Ms. Minglin contributes regularly to MediaPost’s Engage: Moms, publishes her own blog, and is the Mom Blog Ambassador to the Seek or Shout online collaboration community for media and PR professionals.

Ms. Minglin advises communicators engaging Mom Bloggers to not just know the basic best practices of social PR – read the blogs, know the bloggers, respect their schedules, think of their audiences first, and be authentic – but to really follow through as well.

“Saying ‘read the blog first’ may sound generic, but I get five to seven emails every day from PR people who obviously have not read my blog,” she said. “I often get emails that start with a highly personalized introduction, followed by a pitch that shows a huge disconnect with the sort of topics I cover.”

She also advises communicators to put the audience’s interest above a promotional pitch. “I love to get information that helps my audience understand issues more clearly or solve the problems they face,” she said. “Offering that level of information isn’t self-serving, but it really helps build a brand’s reputation.”

About the Cision Media Database
The media database is integrated into Cision’s award-winning campaign management software, adopted by over 30,000 users in more than 20 countries since its launch in October 2007. It is available in nine languages and used by 9 of the top 10 PR agencies, corporations, nonprofits, universities and solo practitioners.

A four-time CODiE Award winner, Cision recently won the 2012 CODiE as Best Online Business Information Service and the 2011 CODiE Award for Best Marketing/PR Solution. The CODiE Awards are sponsored by the Software and Information Industry Association, and are the world’s only peer-reviewed software industry competition.

About Cision:
Cision is the leading provider of software, services, and tools to the public relations and marketing industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands – from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision’s tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. Cision is present in Europe, North America and Asia, has partners in over 125 countries and is quoted on the Nordic Exchange with revenue of SEK 1.0 billion in 2011. For more information, visitwww.cision.com.

Related Links

http://us.cision.com/products_services/products_services_overview.asp

http://us.cision.com/media-database/influencer-list/family-parenting.asp

http://navigator.cision.com/Mom-Bloggers-in-the-New-Age.aspx

http://seekorshout.com

QD Vision Receives ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications

Lexington, MA, March 16, 2012 — QD Vision, Inc. (www.qdvision.com) today announced it has received formal certification that its quality management system and environmental health and safety system meet rigorous International Standards Organization (ISO) compliance standards following a certification audit by TUV SUD America Inc.:

  • QD Vision’s Quality Management System received ISO 9001:2008 certification for the systems it implemented for the design, development, production and sales of quantum dot nanomaterial products, as well as technical services in the nanomaterial field.
  • QD Vision is committed to delivering high-quality, reliable products and services, to complying with applicable requirements and regulations, and to measuring and continually improving the effectiveness of its quality system and the overall value provided to customers.
  • QD Vision’s Environmental Management System received ISO 14001:2004 certification for the system it implemented for the design, development and sales of quantum dot nanomaterial products, as well as technical services in the nanomaterial field.

QD Vision is committed to working towards the environmental sustainability expectations of our customers and stakeholders as they apply to our processes, both internal and outsourced, and to the products we bring to market. By proactively incorporating environmental considerations during the design process, QD Vision strives to develop products which deliver a net environmental benefit over their life cycle.

Click here for more information on QD Vision’s Quality and Environmental Health and Safety programs.