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Nov. 9, 2012 - ePals Corporation, an education media company and the world's leading safe social learning network, today announced its new free Common Core Implementation Center (CCIC). In a time when school districts are cash-strapped, the CCIC is designed to meet educators' needs with a broad range of flexible online communication tools and rigorous project-based learning resources that will enable teachers to teach and students to learn the new Common Core English Language Arts State Standards.
Nov. 7, 2012 – Echo360 announced today that it has acquired LectureTools, Inc., a learning technology company that enables professors to make their teaching more interactive. Founded by a professor from the University of Michigan, LectureTools provides professors with an authentic and easy-to-use solution that enhances lectures with digital content, provides real-time feedback from students, measures learning and facilitates online collaboration. The LectureTools system will be seamlessly integrated with the award-winning Echo360 lecture capture and blended learning platform to provide a unique option for institutions seeking to immediately improve and extend their on-campus experience.
Oct. 16, 2012 - FedBid, Inc., the fully-managed online marketplace revolutionizing commerce, announced the appointment of top marketing expert and thought leader, Susan L. Bostrom, to its Board of Directors. Bostrom brings more than 25 years of multifaceted marketing and business leadership experience to FedBid’s Board, including from her recent position as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Oct. 9, 2012 - ePals Corporation , an education media company andthe world's leading safe social learning network, today announced thelaunch of the ePals World Elections Center, designed to involvestudents in a range of interactive activities to help them learnabout election processes, candidates and issues globally.
Oct. 9, 2012 - Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, is adding dozens of new schools to its popular University program this fall, and now offers campus car sharing at more than 300 colleges and universities throughout North America. Zipcar continues to be the leading choice for car sharing programs among colleges and universities, and the combination of benefits Zipcar provides - cost savings, convenience and fun for students, along with practical and cost saving options for universities-- is helping drive the rapid expansion of Zipcar on campuses across the country.
Oct. 4, 2012 - Today, SparkPeople.com, America’s largest diet and fitness website with nearly 10 million monthly unique visitors, and Fitbit, the market leader in the Digital Health & Fitness category, announced a partnership that enables SparkPeople’s members to automatically upload their fitness activity captured on Fitbit activity trackers to their SparkPeople fitness personal profiles without having to manually log their activity. The Fitbit partnership marks the first time that Sparkpeople will integrate data from a partner into their dashboard.
Oct. 1, 2012 - Portico(TM) by Exclusive Resorts(R) announced today the addition of 19 private residences in nine new destinations to its global portfolio, providing the most comprehensive collection of vacation homes in 60 of the most sought-after locales around the world. Boasting more than 150 highly-vettedhomes and villas, Portico offers a new, effortless way for families to vacation, by combining the service of a world-class resort with the space and value of a luxury villa.
Sept. 28, 2012 - Everyday Health, Inc., the digital leader in health and wellness, announced the launch of “Recipe Rehab,” the first program from a YouTube original channel to broadcast as a network television series. “Recipe Rehab,” produced by Everyday Health and Trium, will debut October 6th as an original, half-hour, weekly television series as part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure, a block of educational and informational programming, which airs Saturday on ABC stations following “Good Morning America” in 95 percent of the country. In conjunction with the series debut, Everyday Health is also launching the show’s website October 1st at BetterEats.com/RecipeRehab, where healthy meets delicious. Everyday Health’s original YouTube channel (YouTube.com/EverydayHealth) will continue to have fresh “Recipe Rehab” content.
Sept. 28, 2012 - ePals Corporation an education media company and the world's leading safe social learning network, today announced the launch of Invent It, the second annual invention contest for K12 students in partnership with the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The contest kick off is timed to coincide with the September 28th Smithsonian Teachers' Night, an education expo of resources and best practices at Washington D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Sept. 5, 2012 - Mayor Vincent C. Gray has released the third set of monthly grades – covering the entirety of August – from the pilot Grade.DC.gov program, an advanced customer-service platform designed to provide the best possible feedback on, and analysis of, service delivery and customer care by District government agencies... The platform is powered by newBrandAnalytics (nBA), a leading provider of social-market-intelligence solutions in the private sector, and is the company’s first venture into government services.
August 30, 2012 -- With millions of people feeling the stress of the approaching end of summer break, LivingSocial today announced a first-of-its-kind coordinated offering of local massage and spa deals to tens of millions of its customers in 167 different markets across North America. In launching the first national theme day of its kind, LivingSocial worked with leading spas and massage therapists to build compelling local offers in the vast majority of its North American markets at 50% off or more.
August 29, 2012 — ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the worlds leading safe social learning network, today announced the release of new interactive magazine apps from its childrens media division, offering kids an exciting new way to interact with content from award-winning, teacher- and parent-recommended Cobblestone & Cricket magazines.