Consumers in France Wary of Data Collection and Sharing

Consumers in France Wary of Data Collection and Sharing
Thanks to digital technology, advertisers and companies collect more information from consumers today than ever before. And while many individuals worry about revealing personal data, this doesn't stop them from spending hours on the internet or their …
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Uplifting poetry collection takes readers to Touch the Sky

S. C. (PRWEB) June 27, 2015 — Rackes takes her readers to Touch the Sky (published by Xlibris) with her rhymes and verses that inspire by conveying her religious thoughts and feelings with soothing symbolism and moving metaphors. With these words, she offers prayers to the Lord, seeking the guidance of his loving hands, to dispel stress and bring succor to those needing relief in their lives.

Rackes lyrics bolster the spirit and refresh weary souls, readying them to face the challenges of life while, at the same time, welcoming them back as they seek rest and respite. The material is drawn from the authors living experience, the highs and lows she felt in her journey, a rich repository of memories she shares to tell her readers that they are not alone, encouraging them to hold on to their faith in the divine, in themselves, in their fellows, in the precious things they believe in – and carry on. She instills the blessing of hope and peace, nourishing souls with her prose and poetry, transubstantiated into manna for the human essence.

Weary travelers, romantic souls, casual readers, those seeking uplifting poems can find what they seek in Rackes encouraging writings, exhorting them to spread their wings and Touch the Sky.

Touch the Sky

By S. C. Rackes

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 84 pages | ISBN 9781503514546

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 84 pages | ISBN 9781503514553

E-Book | 84 pages | ISBN 9781503514539

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Sonja C. Crawford started writing poems and short stories around the age of 11. The novels started appearing around the age of 27. She is also an award-winning artist using the mediums of oils and water colors. She was one of the three first women who passed the Kentucky auctioneers test. She held at one time a North Carolina and Kentucky Real Estate license, the Kentucky Auctioneers Apprentice license, and the Certified Appraisers license. She studied sign language and uses it in Gospel songs. She was married to E. Ray Warren, and they lived in Kentucky for many years. After his passing, she returned to her hometown and later married Joseph V. Rackes. With Joe, her life became a life of wonder in the Michigan snows and in the beautiful spring and summer. They shared a joy never to be erased, and showing her of what life could be. Joseph or her Joey, as she affectionally called him in the special moments, gave them a special love of sharing. The birds, the bunnies, and Michigan squirrels, sometimes as many as 42 in the backyard. He is now deceased, but she still remembers all they shared.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.


DealerRater Streamlines Review Collection for Dealers with New ReviewBuilder Platform

DealerRater, the car dealer review website for consumers, today launched ReviewBuilder as an automated solution for U.S. and Canadian car dealerships to accelerate their online review collection efforts and boost visibility across the Web.

ReviewBuilder, an all-new product in DealerRaters Certified Dealer program suite, offers dealers an automated, customizable and hands-off approach to earning more reviews at a faster pace. All reviews generated by the tool earn a Verified Customer badge displayed alongside the review, providing an additional layer of trust and transparency for consumers searching for the right dealership.

Studies have shown that consumers trust reviews more than all types of advertising. ReviewBuilder allows dealers to increase the velocity at which they receive reviews while removing any reliance on manual or inconsistent processes at the dealership, said DealerRater CEO Gary Tucker. Our pilot test resulted in participating dealers averaging four times more weekly reviews, and 99 percent of all reviews collected described a positive experience. With the ability to capture higher volumes of reviews, dealers can leverage the positive stories right away and address unhappy customers before it impacts their CSI scores.

ReviewBuilder further streamlines review collection efforts by removing the manual email verification process that is required before a review posts. Reviews generated through ReviewBuilder are automatically verified, resulting in more reviews posting more quickly.

Initial results have shown approximately 70 percent of reviews received to be service-specific, where word-of-mouth resonates highly among shoppers.

In just a couple weeks on the program, ReviewBuilder has quadrupled our review count for 2015, said Bill Simmons, E-Commerce Director for Haley Auto Group. Its hands-free and very effective at generating verified customer reviews for our DealerRater page every day.

For more information on ReviewBuilder, visit

About DealerRater

DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the worlds No. 1 online resource for anyone seeking trusted, third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features nearly 41,000 U.S. and Canadian car dealers, nearly 2 million consumer reviews and a million-plus cars listed for sale. More than 14 million consumers read DealerRater review content across the Web each month. Consumers visit the DealerRater site to search for car dealerships, read reviews, write their own descriptive reviews and find car deals all for free.

DealerRater offers qualified car dealers a Certified Dealer Program as a reputation-building management tool to help them grow their online presence and achieve higher SEO rankings across the Web. Its national network of more than 5,600 dealers are members of the award-winning DealerRater Certified Dealer Program. DealerRater is proud to have earned the No. 137 position on the 2012 Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. DealerRater is well poised to continue its global expansion, accelerate product innovation and evaluate strategic acquisition opportunities with a recent equity investment from Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on growth companies. DealerRater was also recently awarded a Technology Leadership Award from Dealer Marketing Magazine and its third consecutive Top Rated Reputation Management award in the fifth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards. For more information, visit or call 800-266-9455.

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For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection

For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection
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@Legal Discovery Releases CasePoint 14 with Dynamic Analytics and Cloud-Based Collection Features

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

@Legal Discovery, LLC, the leader in full-service eDiscovery technology, announced the release of the latest version of its unified eDiscovery platform, CasePoint 14, which includes enhanced Analytics features and functionality for the direct collection of cloud-based data from sources such as Gmail, Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook 365, Microsoft One Drive and Dropbox. In addition, the new version improves overall performance and responsiveness for the user and greater support of tablets and mobile devices.

The increased need by legal teams to understand the complexities of their data collections, the relationships of the data within the collection and how to leverage this information to remove irrelevant or non-responsive data quickly is addressed through our advanced Analytics technologies built into CasePoint 14, said Haresh Bhungalia, chief executive officer of @Legal Discovery. These new features allow our clients to more quickly make document decisions, identify documents that are more important to their case and have a broader understanding of entire collection through visual representations of the data relationships.

CasePoint 14 provides users with dynamic, visual analytic views that include interactive timelines, data clustering on any metadata field, pivot tables, and additional analysis tools that help create searchable views to eliminate irrelevant data or spotlight relevant or privileged data quickly.

Other advances include faster document open times and an updated user interface that improves the overall user experiences from the desktop to mobile devices and tablets. Being the first eDiscovery platform to be fully HTML5 compliant, CasePoint functions the same across all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones without the need to install plug-ins, regardless of the operating system used.

CasePoint 14 is a unified eDiscovery platform that spans the entire Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). The private and secure cloud-based Software as a Service allows legal professionals to manage large amounts of data from ingestion through production. It includes features for early case assessment, filtering, OCR, TIFF conversion, technology-assisted review (predictive coding), near-duplicate analysis and comparison, productions and reporting. More information can be found at

About @Legal Discovery

@Legal Discovery provides attorneys, litigation support and other legal professionals with advanced software and services that span the entire EDRM. CasePoint, @Legals SaaS platform, allows users to manage large amounts of eDiscovery data from ingestion through production. The companys services include data collection, early case assessment, processing, hosting, production and consulting, delivered by seasoned eDiscovery experts, including attorneys, technologists, litigation support professionals and consultants.

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THE COLLECTION Porsche and Martini Media Hosted The Ultimate Porsche Scavenger Hunt Across Iconic Miami Destinations for Charity

MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) March 25, 2015

Passion. Philanthropy. Porsche. On March 21st, nine Porsches seized the streets of Miami for the first ever technology-enabled and social media-driven #PorscheScavengerHunt. Hosted by Martini Media and THE COLLECTION, Miamis foremost luxury automotive dealership, the exclusive, invite-only Porsche Scavenger Hunt included teams of prominent Miami enthusiasts competing for a $ 5,000 donation to their charity of choice. Invitees took the streets in the most notable Porsche vehicles, which included the highly sought-after Macan S, Cayman, Boxster, Boxster GTS, Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne Turbo and 911 Targa 4S.

Some of Miamis most influential business leaders, journalists and trend-setters attended the eventincluding real estate developer Gil Dezer, Vixen Workout Founder Janet Jones, Editor Fred Gonzalez, Haute Livings Hadley Henriette, Tara Inks Nick DAnnunzio, Million Dollar Listings Chad Carroll, Latin recording artist Fantine, and bloggers Daisy Olivera and The Wordy Girl Maria Tettamanti. After completing six clues and two bonus clues, the winner of the 2015 Ultimate Porsche Scavenger Hunt was: Janet Jones who donated the $ 5000 winnings to Live Like Bella Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

We wanted enthusiasts of luxury cars to be able to experience what its like to drive a Porsche — whether its through social media or at THE COLLECTION — combined with the fun and excitement thats part of being in Miami, said Ken Gorin, President and CEO of THE COLLECTION. Its a great opportunity to share this experience with thousands of online supporters — through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The #PorscheScavengerHunt marks another exciting step forward in the realm of consumer engagement and digital marketing for luxury automotive brands. Using the latest in technology, GoPros, drones and cameras captured every moment from the iconic Miami destinations, which included The Biltmore Hotel, Kennedy Park, Coco Plum Circle, Marlins Park, Versailles and Wynwood. With technology from Stray Boots, which turns a physical map into a digital adventure, drivers followed the trail of clues that led them to these prominent Miami spots.

To enhance the live component of the event, all hunters were initially told to post on their social media accounts upon completion of each task. Points were awarded based on the amount of completed tasks, pictures posted on social media and time. The scavenger hunt finished with a cocktail toast at THE COLLECTION, where the winner was selected and received the $ 5,000 check for their charity of choice.

As peoples concept of luxury evolves, its up to automotive brands to develop inventive partnerships and find creative ways to engage their audience, said Erik Pavelka, CEO of Martini Media, the leaders in engaging the affluent online. If your audience spends much of their day online, and it forms a big part of their consumer habits, then you have to give a digital brand experience that matches what they expect from your product.

For more information on the newest vehicles from THE COLLECTION Porsche, visit or call us today at 305-444-5555.


On the corner of Bird Road and Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables stands South Floridas definitive luxury automobile destination, THE COLLECTION. President and CEO, Ken Gorin, a 36-year industry veteran in the exotic and luxury automobile business has built a world-class dealership housing the globes most celebrated automotive brands: Audi; Porsche; Ferrari; Maserati; Alfa Romeo; McLaren; Aston Martin and Jaguar. THE COLLECTIONs success is credited to outstanding service, exceeding customer expectations and to a staff that treats customers like members of their family. THE COLLECTIONs facilities include a state-of-the-art service department, parts facility, and boutique to outfit todays high performance enthusiast. In October 2010, The Collection proudly inked a deal with seven-time NBA Miami HEAT Champion, ten-time NBA All-Star, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Dwyane Wade. He is now teamed up with THE COLLECTION as the face of the brand. To experience The COLLECTION, call 305.444.5555, or visit

USA-Made Womens Plus-Size Brand IGIGI Welcomes Spring with the Modern Romance Collection

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2015

Today, IGIGI, a USA-made brand for plus-size women , welcomes spring with the release of its Modern Romance Collection. The collection is available in sizes 12-32 at and select specialty boutiques worldwide.

Modern Romance is a beautiful fusion of the brands celebrated vintage flair and contemporary expressions in bold and exotic prints. Black and white geometric prints, stripes, large-scale floral prints, and vintage polka dots are some of the seasons prominent trends seen across the collection. Plus-size model, Naimah Terry , graces the campaign imagery shot by Marc de Paola in San Francisco, CA, against the spectacular backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge.

IGIGIs vintage-inspired signature silhouettes reinterpreted with contemporary custom-made prints give Modern Romance its unique flair. The Adelle Dress in Cobalt Beatnik features a fit-and-flare style with a contemporary large-scale geo print in the skirt, delivering the perfect balance between a modern aesthetic and a vintage twist. A new element of the collection is the application of contrast piping in the Corinna Dress, bringing in a unique detail. Another is the use of the onset ruffle detail in the chiffon skirt of the Raquel Dress, providing a very feminine and flirty look. The Louise Jacket and matching Mariah Skirt in Tahitian Nights are cut from a bold islands-inspired type of floral print, perfect for stylish spring suiting.

IGIGIs design team says, We really put a lot of effort into this collection. We tried to give our customers what they love from IGIGI and also really provide a wide arrange of silhouettes and bold, exciting prints. We hope these great clothes inspire them to get out there and do something theyve never tried before!

IGIGIs mission is to transform the worlds view of beauty by providing ladies with the tools and collections to make them feel empowered, beautiful, and radiant while ultimately shifting the perspectives surrounding plus-size females. IGIGIs clothing reflects these values.

Since its inception in February 2000, the company has remained committed to using special techniques to flatter the plus-size figure, designing all the collections in-house and manufacturing locally with San Francisco Bay Area contractors.

In each part of our business, we strive for perfection to serve our customers in the best way possible. In everything we do, we focus on the customers needs and desires, says CEO Alex Brodsky. We use plus-size patterns and models, use fabrics that are trendy and of high quality, scale to size 32 in order to fulfill the demands of size diversity, and most importantly, we manufacture locally to keep our quality top-notch, consistent and supportive of the local economy.

For more information about IGIGI and its unique, USA-made womens plus-size fashions, please visit


Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, IGIGI was founded in 2000 with a mission to transform the worlds view of beauty by providing full-figured women with fashion-forward, quality, and well-fitting clothes to enhance and express their innate beauty. Collections are designed in-house and produced locally through independent San Francisco Bay Area contractors.

IGIGI has been featured in major fashion and life style magazines including In Style, Marie Claire, The Oprah Magazine, People StyleWatch, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, and Essence, and is a favorite among curvy celebrities such as Kim Coles, KayCee Stroh, Jill Scott, Kelly Price, Ashley Fink, Martha Wash, and Gabourey Sidibe. IGIGI collections are available online at and select boutiques worldwide.


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LunaDress Offering Big Discounts On Its Exclusive Collection Of Lace Wedding Gowns

(PRWEB) January 28, 2015

LunaDress, a famous supplier of fashionable women’s dresses, is now offering big discounts on its new collection of lace wending gowns. These outfits are available in different styles and ladies can choose from V-neck, backless, and A-line outfits.

Many ladies buy the dresses from LunaDress for the trendy designs. The current special offer is valid until Feb. 28, 2015.

Our new assortment of wedding dresses is created by professional designers. We provide custom designs. In order to get custom outfits, ladies should provide exact size information and details about the body. The companys sales representative says, The promotion is launched to thank new and old clients to show that their support is appreciated.

LunaDress wants to help ladies worldwide become more attractive with its fashionable designs. Moreover, all people can order the new designs on its one-stop website.

Nothing makes you feel more feminine than a great evening dress, and our lace wedding dresses are the exact ones you are looking for. We have rich experience in making fashionable clothes, and we provide rapid delivery to a wide array of clients. Most of our items have been highly prized by global clients. The sales representative adds.

About LunaDress:

LunaDress ( is a leading dress company offering a wide range of dress products in a variety of styles; all these dresses are available in various sizes (UK 6 to UK 32, custom made). The company has grown to include a worldwide dress distribution network throughout the UK, US, Australia, and Canada. Now, the companys focus is the online market. For more detailed information about the companys items, readers can visit its website at

Christian Louboutin And Dita Von Teese Collaborate On Lingerie Collection

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New Outerwear Collection Part of prAna’s Largest Sustainable Offering Yet

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

With focused attention on creating unapologetically stylish and versatile outerwear, and a continued commitment to sustainably-made apparel for all sorts of active lifestyles, prAna is excited to share its Fall/Winter 2014 line, now available in stores and online.

This seasons collection is full of warmth , says prAna Design Director Ellen Krimmel. Weve got vibrant prints and colors, cozy vibes and new for prAna, were expanding our mindfully-designed, built-to-last outerwear collection for the second year.

The womens wool-blend Lily Jacket comes in three colors and features oversized buttons at the collar, with hidden details that will help keep you warm. The mens 600-fill down Lasser Jacket is a sporty zip-up that comes insulated and water resistant with an adjustable hood. Both offer do-anything protection with go-anywhere appeal.

For the yoga mat, or for fall layering, the new womens Mika double-layer tank top and Saffire leggings are stylish, new pieces that are just the right blend of fashion and function. The mens yoga line is highlighted by the Logan short, with quick drying recycled polyester fabric, and the heritage Sutra pant made with a hemp-blend fabric.

And some of the best climbers in the world helped design the mens Continuum climbing pant, made with durable organic cotton stretch canvas.

With the dog days of summer behind us, we know some of the best adventures are yet to come, said Krimmel. But the season of sweater weather, golden light and long walks comes with some other elements, so were really happy to offer these pieces that keep people warm, dry and looking good.

There are new styles to choose from, and more sustainable choices than ever (including organic, recycled, hemp, bluesign