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October 3, 2007

Customers Enjoy the Benefits of Mahindra's 24/7 Customer Care Powered by 4CS iSupport

Mahindra Tractor

EAST MOLINE, Ill., Oct. 3 -- 4CS, Inc., a leading provider of Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions has announced that Mahindra USA, Inc. has rolled out 24/7 Owner Customer Care program using 4CS iSupport software.

4CS iSupport software helps increase retention of customers, partners, and suppliers by providing a single point of access to all relevant information and applications in a personalized environment. iSupport is made up of four modules consisting of a Contact Center, Service Dispatch, Service Knowledge Base, Support Center, and Reporting & Analysis.

Mr. Jim Ramsdail, Sr. Manager of Product & Service, Mahindra USA, noted "We were looking to establish a 24/7 Owner Care System which would allow Mahindra Owners to have 'live' contact to voice their concerns and obtain basic information about their products. The iSupport Package includes a Customer Management System and Searchable Database that were key requirements for our system."

Mahindra USA, Inc., established in 1994, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), Mumbai, India.

M&M assembled the famous Willys Jeep for American GI's beginning in the 1940s. In 1963, M&M entered into a joint venture with International Harvester to manufacturer tractors. In India, one of the world's largest tractor markets, M&M has been the market share leader for 21 straight years and today ranks among the four largest tractor companies in the world. In 2003, the Farm Equipment Sector of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. received the coveted Deming Application Prize -- considered the Nobel Prize for manufacturing -- for establishing Total Quality Management in all business operations. Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. is the only tractor company in the world to achieve this honor. Forbes has ranked the Mahindra Group in its Top 200 list of the World's Most Reputable Companies.|| StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Microsoft unveils Zune Social, new Zune devices, innovative Zune software and redesigned Zune Marketplace

Zune Drives Next Generation of Digital Music Experience With Community Web Site Built Around Music.


Photo: Microsoft Corporate Vice President, J Allard, and Chairman, Bill Gates, unveil the newest Zune media players. From Redmond, Wash., today, Microsoft Corp. announces updated devices and a new community music site.

SEATTLE, Oct. 3 -- Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and Corporate Vice President J Allard unveiled the next generation of Zune(R) portable media players, software and online store. Gates and Allard also introduced Zune Social, a beta online community Web site built around and powered by people's passion for music.

The two new models of Zune portable media players feature the new Zune Pad, an innovative touch-sensitive button for navigating on the device, as well as wireless sync, a feature that allows Zune devices to automatically sync over the device owner's home wireless network when it is connected to an AC adaptor, in a dock or speaker dock accessory. Existing Zune owners will automatically receive new software features, the redesigned PC and device software and access to the new Zune Marketplace when everything is released to the public in mid-November.

"Twenty years ago we bet the company on an integrated productivity suite of word processing, spreadsheets and presentations, and we changed the way people work," Gates said. "Today we're making big bets on games, music, video and connecting these entertainment experiences to help change the way people play."

"By tapping into customers' passion for music with Zune Social, we're starting to change the game," Allard said. "This lets us start building a new, more valuable kind of relationship with consumers that, combined with other Zune innovations, will start to drive the entire music industry forward."

Zune is Microsoft's music and entertainment brand that provides an integrated digital entertainment experience. The Zune platform includes a line of portable digital media players, the Zune Marketplace online store, and Zune Social, a beta online community Web site created to help people discover music. Zune is part of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division and supports the company's software-based services vision to help drive innovation in the digital entertainment space. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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October 2, 2007

Pure & Natural: Products for Personal Care and Beyond


NEW YORK, Oct. 2 -- Pure & Natural is introducing a new line of personal care products, which, according to the company, are both healthy for your skin and the environment.

Pure & Natural consists of three new products -- a Body Wash, a Liquid Hand Soap and Bar Soap. All Pure & Natural products are biodegradable: the Body Wash and Liquid Hand Soap packaging are 100% recyclable, the Bar Soap packaging is made of 100% post consumer paper with seeds embedded inside, so users can actually plant the wrapping in the ground and watch it sprout a few weeks later.

These new products are hypoallergenic and contain ingredients that come together to moisturize, cleanse and renew skin.

The Pure & Natural Body Wash, Liquid Hand Soap and Bar Soap will be each available in three ingredient combinations:

• Almond Oil & Cherry Blossom: to moisturize, nourish and soothe skin.
• Rosemary & Mint: to cleanse, refresh and revive skin.
• Grapefruit & Pomegranate: to gently exfoliate and renew the skin.

As a lifestyle brand, Pure & Natural has partnered with a variety of organizations:

• Nancy O'Dell: Host of Access Hollywood
• Kimberly Rider: Eco-Friendly Designer and Author
• FutureFashion: Environmentally-Conscious Fashion Show at Bryant Park's Fashion Week
• Sundance Film Festival: An Environmentally Conscious Celebration of Film
• World Wildlife Fund

Pure & Natural products will be available in February, 2008 at mass retailers nationwide USA. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Vivienne Westwood at Paris Fashion Show

Paris Fashion

Photo: A model presents a creation from the Vivienne Westwood fashion house during the Spring/Summer 2008 ready-to-wear fashion collection shows in Paris October 1, 2007. (Photo Credit: MaxPPP) || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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October 1, 2007

The Bank of New York Mellon Launches Global Brand Program :

New Corporate Identity and Advertising to Spotlight People, Partnership and Performance.

The Bank of New York Mellon

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 -- The Bank of New York Mellon launched a new brand program today, highlighting the Company's global reach and its leadership across a number of high-growth businesses. The branding program follows the July 1 merger of The Bank of New York Company, Inc., and Mellon Financial Corporation and is supported by an extensive worldwide advertising campaign.

The Bank of New York Mellon

Also revealed today was the Company's new identity, a three-color logo depicting an arrow pointing to the future which will appear in all components of the program and unite the Company's businesses. The global advertising campaign began today in key industry and business publications, along with a new Web site ( that showcases the Company's global leadership position. The television campaign will begin in mid-October in the U.S. and Europe. The advertising asks "Who's Helping You" as it illustrates how The Bank of New York Mellon has the expertise, products and services to help clients develop solutions to complex challenges.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 37 countries and serving more than 100 markets. The company is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, providing asset management and wealth management, asset servicing, issuer services, clearing services and treasury services through a worldwide client-focused team.

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Siemens Systems at BBC and ITV

Siemens BBC

London, October 1, 2007 -- The United Kingdom's broadcasters are getting equipped for the digital age. Siemens is installing integrated digital production systems at the broadcasters ITV and BBC. In the future, the editors will edit their reports on the PC, and will be able to access the archives, research, cut and provide the finished report to production all from the same place. The result will be more current reports and more flexible program production. The picture shows the BBC building in Scotland. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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