Rookie Billy Burns fuels A's win at San Diego

Rookie Billy Burns fuels A's win at San Diego
1 and 2 plays on SportsCenter that night, and he's likely to rank high again for Tuesday's catch: With Yonder Alonso at first after a single in the first inning, Burns blazed to the wall for a long drive by Justin Upton and skied high to make the grab …
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Poll: Does the Broncos' backfield rank among the Top 10 units in the NFL?
Ball and Hillman aside, Denver has Juwan Thompson, a 225-pound bruiser, and Kapri Bibbs, a preseason fan favorite. There's no denying that Denver's backfield is deep, but their ranking among all 32 NFL teams is debatable. Where would you rank them …
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Netsertive Fuels Growth with Over $10 Million in New Funding

RESEARCH TRIANGLE REGION, N.C. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

Netsertive, (http://www.netsertive.com), a marketing technology company that automates unified brand-to-local digital marketing, announces they have closed on over $ 10 million in financing, with over $ 7 million in the form of a credit facility with Square 1 Bank and the balance in equity investment from existing investors. These funds will fuel further growth investments for Netsertive in technology and team as it continues its strong trajectory. The companys momentum recently garnered it national recognition by landing for the second year in a row – on the Inc. 500 list of Americas Fastest Growing Companies. Netsertive has built a world-class team of over 130 team members and holds key relationships with companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo, Google & others. Its Google relationship is notable for being among a small number of handpicked Google Premier SMB Partners in North America.

This latest funding enables us to continue our strong growth as we empower product brands and local businesses to work together in executing the last mile of marketing, something that has become both incredibly complex and incredibly valuable in the digital age, said Brendan Morrissey, CEO & Co-founder of Netsertive.

The company is addressing a massive demand to more efficiently connect national product brands and their local channels digitally, move traditional media spend to data-driven digital channels and more effectively leverage underutilized cooperative marketing (co-op) budgets which now total over $ 22 billion annually in the U.S. in local markets. With all local marketing spending in the U.S. now exceeding $ 130 billion and rapidly shifting from traditional media to digital, Netsertive is strongly positioned as a major player in its target markets. Over $ 20 billion of the local marketing spend is already digital and is projected to grow to $ 45 billion by 2017.

Netsertives Digital Channel Marketing platform leverages proprietary technology to harness the insights and collective wisdom of the industry-retailer-brand network to drive targeted, distributed marketing capabilities across multiple digital channels. The company focuses on key vertical segments; delivering both the channel marketing enablement as well as the local digital marketing execution for Automotive, Audio-Video, Home Automation, Major Appliances, Furniture, Dental and Optometry practices. Netsertives vertical approach delivers stronger results than typical generalist competitors, making it a competitive advantage for brands to support their retailer networks.

Serta, La-Z-Boy, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Chrysler, Jeep, Epson, Samsung & Lutron are among the growing number of Brand-Retailer networks that Netsertive powers with distributed marketing capabilities, ensuring that their retailers are equipped with turnkey, brand-compliant marketing to be found online by quality in-market shoppers. According to BIA/Kelsey, 97% of Internet users use online research prior to making local purchases, making a successful brand-retailer relationship critical.

Many Brands today want to be found online locally but struggle to help their retailers into the digital age,” Morrissey continued. Our technology and vertical focus solve key channel problems that empower both sides of the relationship to win that local fight.

About Netsertive

Netsertive empowers product brands and local channel partners with a unified digital marketing presence to drive local sales. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the company uses its Digital Channel Marketing Platform and proprietary Learning Engine technology to connect local customers to the channel partners of its brand clients. Netsertive takes the complexity out of digital channel marketing and enables local businesses, multi-location retailers and global brands take the lead by making every marketing dollar work harder and every message reach farther. Founded in 2009, the company has a history of rapid growth, a world-class team, and the strength of venture capital funding from top firms RRE Ventures, Harbert Venture Partners and Greycroft Partners. Additional information about Netsertive is available at http://www.netsertive.com.

About Square 1 Bank

Square 1 Bank is a full service commercial bank dedicated exclusively to serving the financial needs of the venture capital community and entrepreneurs in all stages of growth and expansion. Square 1’s expertise, focus and strong capital base provide flexible resources and unmatched support to meet our clients needs. Square 1 has offices coast-to-coast in Austin, the Bay Area, Boston, Denver, Durham, Los Angeles/Orange County, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.square1bank.com.







Successful Delivery of eCommerce Evolution Fuels Growth for Professional Access


New York, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

Professional Access Ltd., a leading provider of business consulting and implementation services for omni-channel commerce and a trusted Oracle partner, has closed another successful year. The company has witnessed substantial growth delivering services that accelerate the evolving commerce journey, and support increased demand for omni-channel commerce capabilities and drive differentiation through the online customer experience.

The companys key strengths were highlighted in the fourth quarter as it continued to focus on delivering global omni-channel vision and customer experience innovation that enable enterprises to increase revenue and achieve a greater return on their investment in commerce technologies. Enterprises in retail, including fashion, general merchandise, and specialty; consumer services, including communications, loyalty/rewards and warehouse clubs; and business-to-business, including, manufacturing and distribution – all leveraged Professional Access global success model to reach new heights last year.

This is an exciting time to partner with retail leaders as we work together to drive innovation and eCommerce excellence, said Babu Venkatesh, CEO and President at Professional Access. The Oracle Commerce platform continues to be a key driver of this commerce evolution. As a result, our focus on Oracle technologies is beginning to pay off well.

Notable client successes in fiscal year 2013 included:

BestIT Race Team Fuels Engines for the Pirelli World Challenge Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

The BestIT Race Team is just days away from putting the rubber to the road for the fourth stop in the Pirelli World Challenge series, the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, taking place in Detroit May 31-June 2. The team, sponsored by BestIT a Phoenix-based services and solutions provider, and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving returns to the Motor City to claim its second annual wins in the GTS division.

Weve dialed in the BestIT Camaros, logged numerous hours at Bondurant and we are confident from our podium finish in Austin now weve got our sights set on the checkered flag in Detroit, said Harry Curtin, BestIT CEO and race team captain. With this momentum, and our previous success, we are ready to drop the hammer in Detroit.

Taking the Motul pole on May 18, BestITs Andy Lee took his first GTS win of the series during the Circuit of the Americas in Austin on May 19. It was Lees fifth-career Pirelli World Challenge win. Lee turned the races fastest lap on lap six, a record 1:40.720 (82.208 mph).

The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix features a 2.3-mile track, which Lee swept in 2012 for race one and race two. All eyes will be on the No. 20 Camaro in the Chevrolets hometown for the race.

Watch live streaming coverage of Pirelli World Challenge races from the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, June 16 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Click http://www.world-challenge.com for details.

Visit http://www.bestit.com for information on how BestIT innovates to enhance business growth on technological differentiation.

About BestIT

BestIT is a services and technology provider delivering high-value, client-focused results to enterprises in the U.S. and abroad. BestIT works with organizations to create roadmaps designed to achieve competitive advantages by applying unique approaches to complex business challenges. The company helps reinstate the business dialogue between business and technology. For more information, visit: http://www.bestit.com.







Edison Ventures Announces Investment in Arkadium – Fuels Rapid Growth of Multi-Platform Game Developer


Lawrenceville, NJ (PRWEB) March 14, 2013

Edison Ventures proudly announces a $ 5M growth capital financing in leading casual games developer, Arkadium. Edisons investment is the first outside capital in Arkadium. The investment will expand the Companys proprietary distribution network, accelerate product innovation and rapidly increase the number of cross platform game titles put into development.

Arkadium develops best in class games across multiple platforms. Interactive experiences are created within mobile, Facebook, Microsoft Windows (desktop, tablet and phone) and the web. In partnership with Microsoft Studios, the Company developed many of the top titles on the new Windows 8 operating system, including Taptiles

JobsInME.com Growth Fuels Major Site Upgrade and New Contract with Time Warner

WESTBROOK, ME (PRWEB) February 6, 2005

Maine’s leading recruiting web site has undergone a major site upgrade of both hardware and software to be able to handle the thousands of daily users. After months of development and planning by the IT department at JobsInME.com, along with a new three year contract with Time Warner, JobsInME.com is now equipped to ensure maximum capacity, speed, stability and performance for job seekers and employers across the state.

“The investment in technology represents a commitment of continued growth and improvement of our services for job seekers and employers in Maine,” says Matt Hoffner, President of JobsInTheUS.com. ”Our new contract with Time Warner Cable of Maine shows our local commitment and belief in their network infrastructure.”

Lance Bell, Director of Commercial Services at Time Warner, says, “We are thrilled to be working with JobsInME.com, one of our fastest growing customers with one of the most popular web sites in the state, to reach a new level of performance and service.”

Now the largest web site of local Maine jobs, JobsInME.com currently hosts over 250,000 unique visits each month with more than 3,500 local job postings.

“JobsInME.com has not only exceeded growth and customer expectations,” Bell continued, “but has been a valued customer by entrusting their expansion to us. The team at JobsInME.com is professional and aggressive and we enjoy working with them to grow their business and increase the visibility of their success story.”

A recent online customer survey by JobsInTheUS.com showed that recruiters preferred using the site to find qualified job candidates over any other tool, including classified ads in the newspapers. More than 70% of employers surveyed said that they have filled a position by using the web site and 97% said that JobsInME.com met their expectations on price and service.

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