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OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, backup power and mobile applications, will showcase its newest photovoltaic (PV) equipment at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention, Oct. 3 to 6 at Moscone Center South in San Francisco. With the addition of the FLEXpower Radian, new Nano-Carbon batteries and the launch of its Solar Power Stations (SPS), OutBack Power delivers easy-to-install equipment for electrical contractors, saving up to half a day of labor and providing a leg up in serving the growing renewable energy industry. “Electrical contractors are seeing a dramatic rise in interest about solar electricity from their customers, and OutBack is responding with solutions that promise longevity, simplified installation, and time and cost savings to support this surgi... (more)

Launch of Disney’s Playmation Heralds a New Way to Play for Kids and Families

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) and Hasbro, Inc. today launched Playmation Marvel’s Avengers – the next step in the evolution of play. The groundbreaking system of connected toys and wearables fuses technology and digital storytelling to create a completely new category of play. Hitting shelves across the U.S. and Canada for the first time today, the new toy/game hybrid aims to inspire both kids and parents to get active and creative at playtime. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2... (more)

Yahoo Unveils New Technology Offerings at Advertising Week

Yahoo Inc (NYSE:YHOO) today announced key updates to its advertising technology portfolio at Advertising Week in New York: BrightRoll is Yahoo’s new, unified brand for programmatic advertising technology, offering a suite of media-agnostic tools to help advertisers, publishers and partners connect with consumers across ad formats and devices. Yahoo Gemini, the company’s proprietary marketplace for search and native advertising across devices, introducing new product features and the Yahoo Preferred Partner Program. Over the past year the company has focused heavily on product deve... (more)

AppDynamics Names David Wadhwani as Chief Executive Officer

AppDynamics, a leading application intelligence company, today announced that it has appointed David Wadhwani as chief executive officer. Wadhwani joins AppDynamics from Adobe where he was responsible for the Digital Media Business Unit, overseeing its business and product transformation to the cloud. Under his leadership the company built a rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar subscription business targeting individuals and enterprises. Wadhwani has also held executive roles at Macromedia and product roles at Oracle. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full r... (more)

MakerBot and TOM Announce Thingiverse Challenge for Better and More Accessible Assistive Technology

MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, today made available 3D designs for assistive devices and challenged members of MakerBot Thingiverse, the world’s largest 3D printing community, to improve these prototypes. The prototypes were designed at the Bay Area Makeathon for assistive technology, a 72-hour event organized by Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) and United Cerebral Partners of the North Bay, and sponsored by Google.org at TechShop San Francisco on September 11-13. MakerBot was the official desktop 3D printing partner for the event. The event brought people... (more)