Chaka Khan Featured on Billboard Magazine’s First-Ever Augmented Reality Cover on Newsstands March 16
Ten-Time GRAMMY® Award Winner Celebrates 60th Birthday with Exclusive Events to be Held in New York, Los Angeles and Miami
LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Chaka Khan Enterprises and Management announces today the release of Billboard magazine’s Stars Tribute issue, dated March 23, to coincide with the music icon’s 60th birthday and the 40th anniversary of her career in music and entertainment. The issue hits newsstands on March 16 and is the first issue published by Billboard magazine that features Augmented Reality—bringing print to life. Printergize is a new and creative way of linking traditional print media with your online marketing efforts. Simply launch the Printergize app, scan the target object and watch the content come to life. Printergize utilizes mobile technologies to interact with consumers in a unique and engaging way. “Chaka has always been an innovator as an artist,” says Tammy McCrary of Chaka Khan Management. “In today’s market, it is just as important to be innovative technologically. This is why we chose to partner with Printergize.”
The cutting edge mobile app will go directly to www.chakakhan.com, where Chaka’s Billboard magazine cover image will come to life through the Augmented Reality app. At that moment, you will see Chaka introduce her 100 Days of Chaka campaign, which marks the 100 days from her birthday (March 23) to the anniversary of the release of her first recorded album with Rufus, Rufus (July 1, 1973) 40 years ago. This timeline will highlight daily, a series of historic moments in Chaka’s career, mixed with celebratory current events. The 100 Days of Chaka culminates with the release of The iKhan Project: Alive! The Commemorative Edition, in stores July 2.
Chaka’s 40th anniversary will include the release of a series of music projects recorded in eight genres including R&B, pop, jazz, gospel, rock, country, classical and dance. The first installment of The iKhan Project: Alive!, which will include a CD and DVD, will be recorded live at the legendary Henson Studios in Los Angeles, where Chaka is one of a few artists in residence that has a recording studio on site. The iKhan Project: Alive! will be recorded the same way Chaka recorded her first album. “I want to experience the magic I felt 40 years ago when I recorded my first record,” says Chaka. “The thrill of recording with all the musicians in one room, the interaction with the producer and the spontaneous moments of the experience.”
The music icon will celebrate her 60th birthday with three exclusive events held in Los Angeles (March 21), Miami (March 23) and New York (March 26). “I’m excited and looking forward to celebrating my 60th birthday in all the cities I love,” says Chaka. “I will also have a rare opportunity to spend time with my old and new friends, business associates and family. I am especially happy about my Billboard Tribute issue; this is the first time in my career that I have been honored in this way.”
The 40th anniversary will also include the release of her jazz project, The iKhan Project: Jazz, produced by GRAMMY® award-winning producer Robert Glasper. The album will be released this year on Bluenote Records. During the year-long celebration, Chaka will launch the I’m Every Woman World tour; produce her own television specials; release an updated version of her memoir, Through The Fire; relaunch her website, www.chakakhan.com; relaunch her signature gourmet chocolates, Chakalates and launch her Khana Sutra candles, as well as other exciting surprises.
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The 1975 rock 'n' roll soul classic featuring Sweet Thing; Dance Wit Me; Jive Talkin' , and, of course, the mega-talented Chaka Khan.
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AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
As consumers gear up to spend more than a billion dollars in a single day, AVG offers advice on how to keep that cash out of thieves’ hands
AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 143 million active users, today announces five tips to help consumers ensure secure online shopping – just in time for Cyber Monday. Whether from desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones, these AVG tips help consumers make purchases with confidence that personal data remain inaccessible to hackers and data thieves.
“When you get down to it, it’s the potential exposure of financial information and identity theft that’s on everyone’s minds this time of year,” said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. “If you have security software on your computer or mobile device it’s relatively safe to shop online this holiday season, especially if you transact predominantly with big-brand retailers. However, there are numerous very straightforward things you can do to protect your transactions as well as secure your identity and credit card information while shopping online.”
AVG offers consumers the following tips to demystify the practice of secure online shopping:
- Use only one card for all online purchases. Ensure it’s one with a very low monthly balance of $500 or less and that has fraud protection. In addition, also monitor your statements on a regular basis, monthly at a minimum.
- Avoid making purchases or transmitting info over public Wi-Fi networks, as they can offer hackers easy access to data
- Equip mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones with access passwords and remote locking or wiping capabilities in the event they are lost or stolen
- Shop only from trusted brand-name merchants who use SSL protocol
- Install a simple-to-use, 100% free but highly effective security solution such as AVG Internet Security 2013 for your computer or AVG Mobilation for your smartphone.
According to ComScore, in 2011 consumers spent $1.25 billion dollars for online purchases on Cyber Monday, setting an all time record. In 2012, the National Retail Federation projects that amount will increase by 12%. According to the 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report (Javelin Strategy & Research), 11.1 million American adults were victims of identity theft in 2010. On average a victim of identity theft spends 330 hours (or 41 eight hour working days) resolving the problem.
About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)
AVG’s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG’s powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG’s software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 143 million active users as of September 30, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.
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From the Manufacturer:
Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition protects Android smartphones and tablets
CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Trend Micro, Inc. (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) a global cloud security leader and long-time innovator in mobile security, today announced the latest addition to Trend Micro’s Mobile arsenal, Trend Micro™ Mobile Security Personal Edition, a solution designed to protect both Android smartphones and tablets that includes a free app scanner, lost device protection and enhanced security to block threats while surfing the Web, calling or texting.
In January 2011, Trend Micro introduced Trend Micro™ Mobile Security for Android™ during CES in Las Vegas, NV. Early features included:
- Safe surfing
- Parental controls
- Download protection
- Call and text filtering
As Android devices gain in popularity so does its use from cybercriminals. Trend Micro’s threat researchers have tracked new threats targeting Android devices growing at 800% since February 2011. In this version, which also follows the release of Trend Micro’s Enterprise solution, Trend Micro Mobile Security 7, a consumer’s mobile devices will be better protected based on the new data that has been discovered over the last six months. New and enhanced features include:
- New App Scanner: Designed to block infected apps from installing and stealing your personal information
- New Lost Device Protection: From a personal online portal, you can locate a lost device, trigger an alarm, remotely lock it or even wipe it clean to protect your personal information.
- Enhanced Surf, Call, and Text Security: Designed to block online threats like banking scams, blocks unwanted calls and text messages and designed to block inappropriate websites to protect your children.
“We believe mobile users need to be protected against malicious applications. To help protect as many people as possible and stifle criminal attempts to steal personal and financial information we are offering our anti-malware scanner for free.” said Carol Carpenter, General Manager, Consumer Business at Trend Micro.
Additional enhancements offer a secure Web-based portal that enables users to remotely find a lost device on a Google map and set off an alarm, even if the device is set to silent. If the device can’t be found it can be locked from the portal and if all else fails the user can wipe the contents by triggering a factory reset. As a safeguard, if the SIM card is removed the device is also automatically locked. The Web-based portal provides an easy user experience for those who may be in a state of panic over the whereabouts of their device. They just need to remember http://www.TrendMicro.com/ilostmyandroid.
With the sheer amount of personal information now being stored and transacted via these devices it is imperative that misplaced devices be recoverable or the sensitive information deleted. Not only do these devices allow a 3rd party to run up phone and data bills, but they could potentially grant access to online banking, social networking and in some cases even provide access to home automation systems including doors and alarms.
“With over 200,000 devices currently protected with prior or Beta versions of the solution, and Trend Micro’s history of protecting mobile platforms since the middle of last decade. We are confident in our ability to provide a range of solutions that enable people to live out their digital lives in a safe and secure fashion.” concluded Ms Carpenter.
Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition also gives users the ability to protect their web surfing, calls and texts. Leveraging the power of the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network infrastructure, which blocks over 5 billion threats daily, all websites visited on the device browser are checked against the same reputation databases that protect Trend Micro’s global customer base. Parents can set web surfing policies to block inappropriate content. And calls and text message scan be blocked to avoid time wasting, costly and unwanted contact.
Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition is available via the Android Market and major retail stores. While the app scanner is free, the premium services, including Lost Device Protection and Surf, Call, Text Security are available for USD$29.99 for a 1 year license.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years’ experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers’ and partners’ needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.
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