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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Electric Power and GE Energy, a business unit of General Electric , will pursue the development, integration and deployment of advanced energy delivery infrastructure and metering technologies in an agreement that will enhance the consumer's ability to control and reduce electricity costs as well as improve the overall efficiency of electricity use. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding and are continuing discussions to reach a definitive agreement to develop technology platforms and programs that will transform how electricity is delivered to -- and used by -- consumers. The AEP-GE initiative "is the first in the industry to address the full energy pathway from the power plant to the home," said Michael G. Morris, AEP's chairman, president and chief executive officer. AEP will deploy advan... (more)

Bravo, Google!

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 205 1171 Farata 9 2 1438 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Many years ago when I wanted to leave computer business and purchase a gas station, a friend of mine who was in fuel business said, “You know nothing about gasoline. Stay where you are. Keep doing what you’re doing, just do it a little better than others”. Believe it or not – this simple advice really works, and I had a chance to see it in action today. Let me ask you this, “Can you come up with any innovation for the time interval between the moment you pressed the button Send in your email client and the moment when the send process actually begins”? No? And Microsoft couldn’t, even though MS Outlook is probably still the most popular email client. But Google found a way to use this time interval “a little better than others”. Today, I was sending an email using my gmail acc... (more)

Santa Barbara Auto Group Offers Consumers the Latest in Hybrid Technology

Santa Barbara, CA January, 2014 - Santa Barbara Auto Group proudly offers the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD. Billed as “the most advanced, powerful Acura ever,” the RLX features unrivaled handling, 377 horsepower, and a whopping 28/32/30 MPG rating. “This car is like nothing our customers have ever driven before,” shares Scott Westbrook, general sales manager of Acura Santa Barbara.  “We invite drivers to come experience it for themselves.” The new RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) is a watershed for performance sedans – quite simply the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura ever built. This is no mere hybrid with one eye on the gas gauge. This is the RLX Sport Hybrid with both eyes on the road ahead. Most manufacturers have a difficult time reconciling the two ideals – power and efficiency. One has to come at the expense of t... (more)

Grave: Open World Survival Horror Launches on Kickstarter

Tempe, AZ, March 27, 2014 --( Grave is a new open world, procedural survival horror game being developed by Broken Window Studios, Inc. The game has a release target of early 2015 and will feature a fusion between modern horror and classic survival horror gameplay elements. It will be releasing on Windows, Mac and Linux. They just finished showing the game at The Mix event during GDC and have made the move to Kickstarter: About The Game Grave is a first person, open world survival horror experience. Survive the night with a arsenal of defensive tools, and explore an ever-changing world filled with frightening creatures. Rinventing Survival Horror Grave is a hybrid of environmental exploration and combative horror, creating constant tension as the player balances exploratio... (more)

AVIATION WEEK to Host Green Aviation Management Forum

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK, the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, today announced plans to host the Green Aviation Management Forum, September 12 in Brussels, Belgium at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel. The Forum will examine issues of environmental strategy within the aviation industry and explore sustainable solutions, including emissions trading, alternative fuels, and air traffic management. The forum will also address regulations, government directives and policy challenges; the fiscal ramifications of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme; and the latest technological developments. The event is expected to attract more than 75 executive-level industry professionals and government executives. Scheduled panelists at the Green Aviation Management Forum include r... (more)

Toyota Brings 'Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience' to the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota is bringing its nationwide tour called "Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience," to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa on August 9-19, 2007. The tour is designed to provide consumers with a firsthand opportunity to experience automotive hybrid technology. The tour, which will run 18 months, debuted Jan. 11, 2007 at the San Jose International Auto Show and is traveling to more than 150 events throughout the country. Consumers will have an opportunity to test Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system and learn about hybrid technology through a number of interactive educational exhibits. "Most people have heard of hybrid technology and probably have a vague idea of how it works, but few have actually driven a hybrid and or taken an up-close look at its operation," said Keith Dahl, Toyota's National Engagement M... (more)

EcoloCap Solutions Inc. Announces the First Shipments of M-Fuel and NPU Machines

BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/02/09 -- EcoloCap Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: ECOS), an innovator of alternative energy products, today announced that it will begin shipping M-Fuel and NPU machines to existing and potential distributors in several international markets. EcoloCap's M-Fuel, an advanced suspension fuel, and the NPU, its sophisticated fuel processing system, provide dramatically reduced emissions and extensive operating savings to industrial users of heavy oils. The first deliveries of M-Fuel, which will be shipped in 5 gallon drums via air freight, are scheduled to arrive in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in the second half of the month. These product samples will be received by attendees of the Product Event Showcase for preliminary use in their respective facilities and equipment. The Company will also be distributing M-Fuel samples to vari... (more)

There's No Place Like Home for Savi Media Group

COSTA MESA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/17/10 -- Savi Media Group (PINKSHEETS: SVMI) is pleased to announce the lease of its new Corporate Center located in Santa Ana, California. Our headquarters is a portion of a 50,000 sq. ft. building that is centrally located near freeways, industry and retail centers. The new location offers flexibility and adaptability, meeting functional and logistical objectives. There is an abundance of space for installations, 4 Pro Lift hydraulic vehicle lifts, testing and R&D, complete with 5 offices and a multi-media conference room. The new facilities will serve as a pre-production staging and launching platform for the diesel DynoValvePro product and R&D for Hydrogen technologies, once the state of California issues an Executive Order for the gasoline DynoValve product. The Diesel market is potentially a larger, more profitable market... (more)

Mini Gasoline Swaps Cleared Against Argus Prices

LONDON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The CME has successfully launched a new hedging tool for European gasoline based on Rotterdam prices published by international energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus. The CME mini gasoline swap contract of 100t lots, which is priced against the Argus Rotterdam gasoline price assessments, was launched on 12 March. By the end of March it had cleared 665 lots, or 66,500t of gasoline. The mini gasoline swap has a smaller lot size than the standard-size swap contract of 1,000t lots and therefore has smaller margin requirements and clearing fees. Volumes for the standard-sized gasoline swap contract also saw significant growth in the first quarter of 2012, with cleared volumes rising by 72% compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 to just below 26,000 lots (26 million t). The standard-sized and mini gasoline swaps are clear... (more)

FANBOX Develops Ultramar's Gift Card Program

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 07/05/12 -- FANBOX, an industry leader in relational technology and loyalty programs, has developed a comprehensive gift card program for all Ultramar service stations and convenience stores across Canada, a total of nearly 800 corporate and partner stations. Ultramar chose FANBOX because of the various features offered by its MS2 platform. Integrated into both the till and pay-at-the-pump systems, the program developed by FANBOX manages gift cards in real time. In order to integrate the system into the pumps and provide special features related to gasoline sales, FANBOX had to take special care to make the program effective and fully customized. "We are very excited about this new gift card program, which will certainly continue to evolve over the long term through new features and the flexibility allowed by FANBOX's MS2 pl... (more)

Wal-Mart Stores and Target Dip as Retail Sales in the U.S. Falls for the Third Consecutive Month

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 07/18/12 -- The markets began the week in the red Monday after the Commerce Department's Census Bureau reported that retail sales in June unexpectedly fell for the third consecutive month. The last time consumer spending declined for three consecutive months was in the fall of 2008, during the great recession. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Retail Industry and provides equity research on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). Access to the full company reports can be found at: According to the report retail sales in June fell 0.5 percent; economists had predicted a 0.2 percent rise. A weak U.S. jobs market and concerns of a global recession appears to have consumers spending more cautiously. The slowdown has raised some... (more)