Aol To Acquire Techcrunch Network Of Sites

San Francisco, CA, September 28, 2010 – AOL Inc. [NYSE: AOL] today announced that it has agreed to acquire TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network while retaining their editorial independence, further bolstering AOL’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality, tech-oriented content. The announcement will be made on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, CA.

Founded by Michael Arrington, TechCrunch operates a global network of dedicated properties from Europe to Japan, as well as vertically-oriented websites, including MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, TechCrunchIT, GreenTech, TechCrunchTV and CrunchBase. The TechMeme Leaderboard ranks TechCrunch as the No. 1 source of breaking tech news online, followed by AOL’s Engadget.*

“Michael and his colleagues have made the TechCrunch network a byword for breaking tech news and insight into the innovative world of start-ups, and their reputation for top-class journalism precisely matches AOL’s commitment to delivering the expert content critical to this audience,” said Tim Armstrong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AOL. “TechCrunch and its team will be an outstanding addition to the high-quality content on the AOL Technology Network, which is now a must-buy for advertisers seeking to associate their brands with leading technology content and its audience.”

Heather Harde, Chief Executive Officer of TechCrunch, said: “TechCrunch and AOL share a motivating passion for quality technology news and information, and we’re delighted about becoming part of the AOL family. This represents a compelling opportunity to extend the TechCrunch brand while complementing the great work of sites like Engadget and Switched. Our contributors, and our audiences, can look to the future with excitement about what we can build when we have the significant resources of AOL behind us.”

Michael Arrington, Founder and Co-Editor of TechCrunch, said: “Tim Armstrong and his team have an exciting vision for the future of AOL as a global leader in creating and delivering world-class content to consumers, be it through original content creation, partnerships or acquisitions. I look forward to working with everyone at AOL as we build on our reputation for independent tech journalism and continue to set the agenda for insight, reviews and collaborative discussion about the future of the technology industry.”

TechCrunch also hosts industry-leading conferences and events, including The Disrupt series, The Crunchies Awards and various meet-ups worldwide. These conferences bring together industry innovators, entrepreneurs and financing sources to exchange ideas, forge new relationships and discuss the current and future industry trends.

“Engagement with thought leaders is as important to AOL as our engagement with our contributors, audiences, publishers and advertisers, and TechCrunch’s conferences and websites will give us a promising, additional springboard to join and amplify these conversations. We’re committed to quality in everything we do at AOL, and look forward to working with Heather, Michael and the TechCrunch team to extend the brand,” said David Eun, President of AOL Media and Studios.

The AOL Technology Network consists of AOL’s tech-oriented properties including Engadget, the Web magazine about everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics; Switched, which covers the intersection of the digital world with entertainment, sports, art, fashion and lifestyle; TUAW, the unofficial Apple weblog; and DownloadSquad, the weblog about downloadable software and other computer subjects. The AOL Technology Network ranks in the top five for tech news according to comScore Media Metrix, August 2010 data, and leads the top five in average time spent and average visits per user.

This acquisition will further AOL’s strategy to become the global leader in sourcing, creating, producing and delivering high-quality, trusted, original content to consumers. TechCrunch will remain headquartered in San Francisco, CA, as a wholly owned AOL unit. Deal terms were not disclosed.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding business strategies, market potential, future financial and operational performance and other matters. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated benefits of the transaction and other statements identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “expect” or similar expressions. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances, including, but not limited to, the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the transaction and the parties’ performance of their obligations under the agreements; changes in our plans, strategies and intentions; the competitiveness and quality of our products and services; our ability to retain, hire and develop key employees; and the intensity of competition. Any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein, due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological, strategic and/or regulatory factors, as well as factors affecting AOL’s operations and businesses. More detailed information about these factors as they relate to AOL may be found in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in AOL’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AOL is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About AOL
AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. AOL is focused on attracting and engaging consumers and providing valuable online advertising services on both AOL’s owned and operated properties and third-party websites. In addition, AOL operates one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States, which serves as a valuable distribution channel for AOL’s consumer offerings.

About TechCrunch
TechCrunch is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, we profile existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space. TechCrunch has now grown into a network of technology focused sites offering a wide range of content and new media.

*TechMeme Leaderboard, Sept. 28, 2010

WyeDean Hardwood Flooring Supply Quality Wood Flooring Throughout The UK

Wyedean Hardwood Flooring are leading wooden flooring suppliers and specialists, offering a wide range of quality wooden flooring online or from its modern premises.

Gloucestershire, UK, September 28, 2010 — Based in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, Wyedean Hardwood Flooring are leading wooden flooring suppliers and specialists, offering a wide range of quality wooden flooring online or from its modern premises. With free delivery on orders over £300 and sound expert advice to make sure you choose the right product, this company make sure that not only do you get quality products, you also get quality service.

WyeDean Hardwood Flooring ( http://www.wdhflooring.co.uk ) import quality Hardwood flooring from around the word at competitive rates which we can then offer to you. From an ultra-modern lacquered to a hand distressed Dark Oak, they will always have the right product for you. By finding the best supply companies for its products, WyeDean Hardwood Flooring ( http://www.wdhflooring.co.uk ) can pass substantial discounts onto its customers as they are an independent and varied supplier of hardwood flooring.

So, why order from WyeDean Hardwood Flooring?

* Hardwood flooring specialists, with an extensive knowledge of timber products
* Comprehensive range of Solid & Engineered wood Flooring, Oak Doors and Accessories
* FREE DELIVERY on orders over £300 + VAT
* Expert advice just a phone call away: 01594 810110
* Open Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm & Sat 9.00am – 12.30pm
* Orders can be placed online or over the telephone
* All major credit / debit cards accepted

WyeDean Hardwood Flooring ( http://www.wdhflooring.co.uk ) stock a large range of oak flooring, engineered wood flooring, solid wood flooring, oak doors, oak tables and other kinds of oak furniture and also carry a large range of flooring accessories, including glues and supports to make sure that not only do you have the best flooring, you also have all the tools to make sure you can fit the flooring easily and effectively.

So, make sure you make the right choice when choosing your wooden flooring by either paying WyeDean Hardwood Flooring ( http://www.wdhflooring.co.uk ) a visit to their base in the Forest of Dean or giving them a ring on 01594 810110. You can also order online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by visiting http://www.wdhflooring.co.uk/.

Press Contact:
Dave Cole
WyeDean Hardwood Flooring
WyeDean Hardwood Ltd
Unit 5 & 6 Forest Of Dean Business Park, Stepbridge Road
Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8PJ
Tel: 01594 810110
Fax: 01594 810101
wdflooring@clearwebservices.com
http://www.wdhflooring.co.uk

The Leader in Infectious Disease Control is Now a Supplier of Cox Rapid Dry Heat Sterilizers

Remanufacturedsterilizers.net taking on new line of sterilizers.

East Atlantic Beach, NY, September 27, 2010 — Remanufacturedsterilizers.net announced today that they are now a proud supplier of the cox rapid dry heat sterilizer. This is the first new sterilizer to be offered by the company. Before this announcement the company only concentrated on remanufactured statim 2000s and 5000s. Thanks to the addition of the cox rapid dry heat sterilizer, remanufacturedsterilizers.net will now sell both new and remanufactured sterilizers to help dentists, tattoo artists, and ophthalmologists control infectious disease. This marks a new era for the website. President Greg Drinkwater was quoted as saying, “We are very excited to have this opportunity but this is only the beginning. Remanufacturedsterilizers.net will continue to expand its product line of both new and remanufactured sterilzers. Our goal is to continue to help our clients have the most efficient sterilization process available to them. At the same time we want to make sure we have the most competitive prices on the internet.”

Remanufacturedsterilizers.net is a medical device company with a strong focus on Infectious Disease Control. Remanufacturedsterilizers.net has been servicing dentists, tattoo artists, and ophthalmologists since 2007. As part as a valued add feature to their clients the company offers free shipping and backs all of their sterilizers with a one year warranty.

Press & Media Contact:
Gregory Drinkwater
ReManufacturedSterilizers.net
East Atlantic Beach, NY
(516)244-0436
gregory.drinkwater@gmail.com
http://www.remanufacturedsterilizers.net

Click “Like” for Wine Club Guide on Facebook for a Chance to Win Free Wine for a Year

WineClubGuide.com is giving its Facebook fans a rare opportunity to win a one-year subscription to the Cellar’s Platinum Wine Club.

San Mateo, CA, September 27, 2010 — WineClubGuide.com is giving its Facebook fans a rare opportunity to win a one-year subscription to the Cellar’s Platinum Wine Club. The highly-esteemed wine club, which is designed for the more seasoned wine aficionado, provides an all-access pass to vineyards and wines not readily available to most people.

To participate in the promotion, Facebook fans simply have to click “like” for Wine Club Guide. The contest begins October 1 and ends on October 31, 2010. Shortly after October 31, Wine Club Guide will select a random winner from its Facebook page and announce the name of the winner on Facebook. The winning participant will receive wine every month for an entire year, making the total value of their prize more than $700. Each month, the winner can select either two bottles of red wine or one red and one white bottle of wine.

“We are excited to offer this promotion because it will give one lucky winner free wine for an entire year,” said Paul Friesen, the owner of Wine Club Guide. “It will also help people become more familiar with Wine Club Guide and the unprecedented wine club reviews that we offer online.”

Wine Club Guide is the first company to publicize wine club reviews and ratings online, according to Friesen. Since 2008, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company has been a trusted source for identifying some of the best wine clubs nationwide. The Website offers multiple reviews for each club and ratings based on the quality of the wine, wine education and value. “I believe there is no better way to experience the world of wine than with a wisely-chosen wine club,” Friesen said.

As signified by its tagline and owl-themed logo, Wine Club Guide is always on the look out for the best wine clubs. Choosing the right wine club is important, given the fact that 70 percent of wine club purchases are for gifts. Friesen explained, “Customers can rest assured that if they select a wine club through this site, they won’t be embarrassed by a poorly-chosen wine arriving at their friend’s or family’s door.”

In addition to offering wine club reviews, Wine Club Guide also features informative articles on a variety of topics, such as vineyard basics, wine glasses and wine storage. Site visitors can also take advantage of a free Wine Club Deals newsletter and Wine Club Insider blog. They can also review helpful listings for Best Wine Clubs, Top Value Wine Clubs, Top in Quality of Wine and Top in Wine Education.

For full details about the Win a Wine Club for a Year promotion, please visit www.facebook.com/wineclubguide or email news@wineclubguide.com.

Press & Media Contact:
Yvette Thomas
WineClubGuide.com
San Mateo, CA
949-679-6308
news@wineclubguide.com
http://www.wineclubguide.comi

Educational Games.

Whehey Publishing Finds a Market in Educational Games.

The Museum Tour catalog is full of the latest educational games. One of the latest to be included is the award winning “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games,” activity book that’s published by Whehey Publishing under its Pencil Play Pals brand.

The latest Museum Tour catalog is now making its way to mailboxes along with its online version at museumtour.com. This year sees the arrival of the award winning activity book “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games.” A unique activity, and arts and crafts book published by Whehey Publishing. You’ll find it in the Educational Books and Software section.

In this book children discover that making a game is as much fun as playing it. All they need are some pencils and some odds and ends from around the house. Kid friendly instructions on how to make and play the games are presented by the Pencil Play Pals animal characters. However, there are several pages of ready-made game pieces to get the fun off to a quick start.

Whehey Publishing’s owner—Simon Chandler—said “What better way for children to learn than when they think they’re simply having fun? And in this economy parents will be happy for their children to learn that fun games don’t have to be expensive games. They can be made from recycling simple household items and a few pencils.”

You can also see more information about this book and others in the series at pencilplaypals.com

A winner with parents.

Pencil Play Pals Children’s books (Published by Whehey Publishing) are still a big hit with children and their parents.

The National Parenting Center identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Through consumer oriented testing it solicits evaluations from parents and their children. The products with the best results are awarded The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

A Seal of Approval was awarded for both “The Pristine Pig,” and “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games.” These are just two of the titles (Published by Whehey Publishing) in the Pencil Play Pals children’s books award winning series. You can read a product review on both books by visiting The National Parenting Center’s website. “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games” was awarded in the Kits and Crafts category and “The Pristine Pig” was awarded its Seal of Approval in the children’s books category.

If you’d like to purchase either of these titles and judge for yourself just visit the Pencil Play Pals website at pencilplaypals.com.

Enjoy a Carousel of Events in Indonesia

Singapore – 27/09/2010 – Indonesia is one of the great holiday destinations of the world. September is a great time to visit the country. Hotel accommodations in Indonesia are very easy when arranged through Excitehotels.com that find you the best deals possible, with a wide selection of fine hotels at prices to suit every budget!

In Indonesia, one can start off by viewing one of the most colorful exhibitions around. The Indonesian International Circus Festival includes performances by New Shanghai circus, Cyclown Circus and Cirque Le Masque. Watch gravity defying stunts being performed as acrobats fly through the air and keep the audience silent with bated breath! Impossibly hard acrobatic techniques will be on display. Some of the worlds leading gymnasts will be taking the stage as the lights, sound and color mesmerize the audience.

Those travelers who have always wanted to visit Japan can do so in Indonesia! The Ennichisai is one of the highlights of the season as a wonderful display of Japanese culture is put together by the local community. Watch as Shinto shrines are carried down the parade road chanting slogans unique to Japan. The Bon Odori dance is sure to wow many a tourist unfamiliar with their culture.

If you’re one to shop till you drop, you must definitely visit the Jakarta Fair. It is one of the largest exhibitions in the region and has manufacturers from almost every field vying to popularize and sell their products. Generally, crowds, international and domestic alike, throng the stalls as some of the most innovative and colorful products go on display. Couple this with great music on the main stage and great food from various cuisines and kitchens and one can spend hours here and be entertained. The cultural exhibition also highlights the local culture which by itself makes visiting worthwhile!

Be sure to check out the exciting Sufi Dance performance. It will happen in the second week of September and is a traditional dance that sends a message out to Allah by striving to achieve all forms of perfection.

The Arts and Photography Exhibition will also be held around the same time, with many a talented photographer and artist there to showcase their latest works. Some of the leading artists of the world have showcased their works in this fair.

About Excitehotels.com: Excitehotels.com offers their guests the pleasure of a passionate holiday in exotic places in Asia Pacific. Excitehotels.com based in Singapore as a popular hotel agency in Asia provides the best rate guarantees with discount online bookings. With years of experience and expertise, the company has a vast database of hotel accommodations to suit all budgets and needs of tourists with exciting discount rates with online reservation. Providing their clients with hotel reservation services and cost-effective hotel rates, the company has infused the detail of reservations for hotels with secure online booking and deep discounts with luxurious accommodation rooms on their website: http://www.excitehotels.com/indonesia_hotels.htm

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Big Apple Academy Press Release

For the third consecutive year, Big Apple Academy has been selected for the 2010 Best of Brooklyn Award in the Junior Colleges & Technical Institutes category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) 2010 Award recipients qualified as three-time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

For reference:

The Big Apple Academy is a coeducational independent school for students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school was founded in 1992, and throughout its comparatively short history has become the leading private educational institution for K-12, utilizing the latest technologies and methods for education delivery.

The Big Apple Academy strives to create an informal learning environment where students develop their character, mind and body. The greatest asset of our private school is the close-knit relationships between faculty and students. It is our firm belief that from this relationship students sharpen their most essential skill sets: thinking critically and analyzing, exploring and practicing through a broad array of human thoughts and accomplishments extending to the humanities, mathematics, the sciences, the arts and athletics.

For the purpose of catering better to the needs of students and parents in our age of technology, we’ve created an integrated online social media platform (integrated websites and integrations with social media networks), while building a cohesive community of teachers and students, exchanging content, knowledge and expertise.

The web architecture is based on WordPress platform, integrated with major social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. A number of collaborative applications assisting teachers, students and parents share content, comments, homework assignments, exercise, and other related content.

This helped to achieve a greatly increased (close to 100%) participation by students and teachers, directly through platform, and via social networks. Increased comments on website and social networks, better conversion from information gathering to registration in school programs. Big Apple Academy is planning better engagement of students in classrooms with the use of Social Networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. From Project related tweet-ups and Facebook sections, Big Apple Academy is hoping to increase the overall awareness and branding of the schools programs.

Besides this, our students have access to the latest educational technology by having their lessons scheduled in state-of-the-art computer classes. Scientific experiments are regularly conducted through the use of microscopes and other tools geared toward scientific discovery and research. All classes are equipped with TV’s and DVD players as well as other materials produced by the school for didactic purposes.

The Academy occupies two modern facilities located in the Gravesend area of Brooklyn, NY. So, if you reside nearby or in the neighbouring boroughs of Queens and Staten Island — come visit us to get a taste of the Big Apple Academy where each child is given the inspiration to learn and succeed!

For more information please feel free to contact us at http://www.bigappleacademy.com

or call us: (718) 333-0300

Wondershare Releases Upgrade to Wondershare Media Library for Mac

Shenzhen, China, Sep 27th, 2010– Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. announces that they have just upgraded Wondershare Media Library for Mac by fixing some of its bugs and enhancing its searching function.
Wondershare Media Library for Mac is a powerful DVD organizer, which can avoid heavy DVD organizing task for users. This DVD managing tool for Mac can build up vivid DVD libraries with full DVD information, by which it also catalogs DVDs. It can also copy DVDs by 1:1 on Mac. Wondershare upgraded it by fixing some bugs and enhancing its searching function.

What’s new on Wondershare Media Library for Mac 1.1.2

1.      Supports local searching in Japanese, French and German.
2.      The crash problem caused by registration dialogue solved and some other minor bugs fixed.

System Requirement
OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or above (including 10.6.3)
CPU: Intel processor, 1G Hz or above
Hard Disk: 100MB for the application and at least 10GB for DVD backup
RAM: 1GHz or above
DVD Driver: Required for DVD backing up
Player Requirements: DVD Player required for DVD playback

Price & Availability
Wondershare Media Library for Mac 1.1.2 is available at the price of $29.00 on http://www.applemacvideo.com/buy/mac-media-library-purchase.html.
About Wondershare
Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. is an innovative consumer software player dedicated to bringing users software products and services in terms of multimedia, business and other ranges. Due to its persistent innovation, Wondershare has been honored by ranking 41st in the Deloitte Technology 2009 Fast 500. For more details, please visit:
http://www.wondershare.com.

Press Contact
Eric Xiong
Wondershare Software Co. Ltd.
Tel: +86-755-8611-7717
Fax: +86-755-8611-7737
Email: catherine@wondershare.com.

Add:  A901, 9/F, Block A, TCL Building, Gaoxin Ave.1.S., Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China 518057

Wondershare iPod Converters Upgraded to Support iPod Touch 4

Shenzhen, China, Sep 27th, 2010- Wondershare Software Co. Ltd. announced that they had upgraded their iPod Converters.

Wondershare DVD to iPod Converter for Mac and Wondershare Video to iPod Converter for Mac are two of the most popular iPod converting programs. They can respectively convert DVDs and popular media formats like MPEG1, MPEG2, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI and MPEG TS/TP (for HD Video) to iPod effectively on Mac. Simple video and audio editing functions are also provided.

What’s new?
Compared to their previous versions, Wondershare DVD to iPod Converter for Mac 1.9.7 and Wondershare Video to iPod Converter for Mac 1.9.7 both support iPod Touch 4.
Wondershare believes that this upgrade will bring Mac users great convenience as the popularity of iPod Touch 4 goes on.

System Requirement:
OS: MAC OS X 10.4 or above (including Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard);
CPU: Intel processor or PPC, 1G Hz or above;
Hard Disk: 512M or above RAM.Price & Availability:

About Wondershare
Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. is an innovative consumer software player dedicated to bringing users software products and services in terms of multimedia, business and other ranges. Due to its persistent innovation, Wondershare has been honored by ranking 41st in the Deloitte Technology 2009 Fast 500. For more details, please visit:
http://www.wondershare.com.

Press Contact
Eric Xiong
Wondershare Software Co. Ltd.
Tel: +86-755-8611-7717
Fax: +86-755-8611-7737
Email: catherine@wondershare.com.
Add:  A901, 9/F, Block A, TCL Building, Gaoxin Ave.1.S., Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China 518057