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Dual-Mode Smart Phones to Lead Fixed Mobile Convergence Push, says Insight Research Corporation

BOONTON, NJ – September 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The fixed line phone, long a fixture in 95 percent of US homes and offices, is about to be replaced by new smart phone technology capable of working as reliably as a fixed line phone in the home or office and of converting to a cellular phone for mobile calling, says a new study from Insight Research. According to the new market research report, ‘Fixed Mobile Convergence: Single Phone Solutions for Wireless, Wireline, and VoIP Convergence 2005-2010,’ this new generation of phones will leverage WiFi hotspots, voice over IP (VoIP) technology, and voice over wireless local area networks (VoWLANs) to create a single smart phone capable of moving from home to office and back again.

FILED UNDER: Business | Reports and Studies
 

Long Term Care Insurance Brokerage Announces Chain of Press Information Websites

KIRKLAND, Wash. – September 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Partners of LTC Financial Partners LLC (with offices across the country) want to be the best sources of long term care insurance information in their local areas. To that end, the organization announced today a chain of websites that will feed facts to the press. The sites are also available to the general public.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Insurance
 

Roundup of 13 New Book Releases for August 2005

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – September 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire (www.pubnewswire.com) announced today 13 new books of note, released during August 2005. Book topics include the nature of reality in ‘Paradox’ by Jane Weir; ‘The Evolution Diet” by JSB Morse; an autobiography of the ‘wizard of weed’ in ‘9021Grow’ by CraigX; evidence proving pre-Columbian Chinese maritime survey of the world in ‘The 1421 Heresy’ by Anatole Andro; and author Waymon Lefall brings a missing piece of African American history to his children’s book ‘The Legend of Jocko.’

Musician and Journalist Christopher Simmons Joins Other Electronic Musicians on CD Baby Donating CD Sales to Red Cross

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Musician, author, artist and photographer Christopher Laird Simmons (www.SimChris.com) joined hundreds of other musicians, bands, and independent record labels today in ‘banding together’ with CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com) to donate their entire wholesale price on music sales to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

‘Death Mask’ of Baseball Star’s Severed Head Featured in Exhibit – Ted Williams’ Life or Death Controversy Resurrected

NEW YORK, NY – August 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What would be the ultimate prize for a big-game collector of memorabilia from a larger-than-life sports legend? Curious gallery goers may find an answer in the new exhibit titled The Ted Williams Memorial Display with Death Mask from The Ben Affleck 2004 World Series Collection, hosted by the Chelsea district’s First Street Gallery. The gallery kicks off its season with the world premier unveiling of the ‘death mask’ of baseball great Ted Williams’ clinically decapitated frozen head.

AUDIO AVAILABLE: Podcast – Publishing Basics Radio, Covering the Book Business

NEW YORK CITY, NY – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishing Basics Radio released this week a series of interviews with the nation’s top Print on Demand (POD) book publishers. The seven part series includes interviews with the CEOs of iUniverse(TM) and AuthorHouse(TM), as well as the former finance VP of Xlibris(TM). The podcast series is hosted by Ron Pramschufer, a 30-year veteran of the printing and publishing industries. His straight talking, no nonsense interviewing style falls somewhere between Colombo and Bill O’Reilly.

AUDIO AVAILABLE: Podcast – Send2Press Newswire Weekly News and Entertainment Program

TORRANCE, Calif. – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first episode in a new entertainment talk show podcast was released this week by Send2Press Newswire (www.Send2Press.com) and hosted by PRSA and ASCAP member Christopher Simmons. The first show features interviews with Scott G ‘The G-Man’ who is a professional voiceover talent heard on dozens of top-brand radio commercials and a popular music recording artist, as well as a chat with the folks at GoldenPalace.com who recently painted 100 cows in Florida with the blessing of PETA.

Interviews With Top POD Publishers Reveal the Dark Side of the ‘Pay to Be Published’ Industry

NEW YORK, NY – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Publishing Basics Radio released a series of interviews with the nation’s top Print on Demand (POD) publishers. The seven part series includes interviews with the CEOs of iUniverse and Author House, the top two POD publishers in the country, as well as the former finance VP of XLibris, the third largest. When combined, the interviews paint a revealing picture of an industry slanted more toward selling books and services to authors versus selling books to the public.

Leading Authority on Press Release Optimization, Christopher Simmons, Announces Enhanced Services for Send2Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – August 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R) announced today an enhanced version of its ContextXpert(TM) solution for optimization and placement of press release content into search engines and databases, which will power the relaunch of Send2Press Newswire (www.Send2Press.com) in September. This technology is based on Neotrope’s ContextEngine(R) system, developed and launched by marketing technologist Christopher Simmons in January of 1996 when AltaVista was the ‘big dog’ in the indexing of online news content. Over the past decade the system has matured along with search portals and other news indexes.

Are You Paying Another Company’s Phone Bills? Let’s Talk about Errors in Your Phone Bills

ORLANDO, Fla. – August 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Barbara Clements, President of Auditel Inc. of Florida, recommends taking a closer look at your communication bills. Your bills may have hidden charges and telecom contracts that were signed without Management approval. With increased mergers, acquisitions, changes in Phone Company billing systems, telecom costs are on the rise. It’s time for Management and their Accounts Payable Department to be on the alert for errors, over-billings, and tariff violations.

FILED UNDER: Technology | Telecom and VoIP
 

National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys Enters into Strategic Alliance with America’s Leading Long Term Care Insurance Brokerage

KIRKLAND, Wash. – August 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC, the only national, agent-owned long term care insurance brokerage in the U.S., today announced a strategic alliance with the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. The arrangement will, in effect, make it easier for the lawyers to save their clients money. ‘They see the strong connection between health insurance and wealth assurance,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial

FILED UNDER: Legal and Law
 

Scott G Creates PSA for U.S. Hospitals on Dangers of Using Drugs, Tobacco or Alcohol When Pregnant

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Aug. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fluid sound effects, evocative music, and an out-of-this-world voice transport listeners inside a woman’s body in the new commercial by Scott G of G-Man Music & Radical Radio.

Long Term Care Eats Real Estate … Two Square Feet a Day, Experts Say

KIRKLAND, Wash. – July 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The rising cost of long term care has become a monster capable of devouring American homes in large, quick bites. So says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, LLC, the nation’s leading long term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers.

FILED UNDER: Real Estate
 

Interactive Voices Goes Podcasting in the Apple iTunes Podcast Directory

TORONTO, Canada – July 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interactive Voices, provider of voice-over services, has launched their own podcast, an audio presentation, to serve voice-over talents in a new and dynamic way. Interactive Voices is sharing their insight with professional voice talents, serving up voice-over news and events, voice-over related business ideas, technology reviews, answering questions submitted to the show about voice-overs and providing talent with a show to call their own from a company they can trust

New Source of Financial Information has Words of Caution for Retirees

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – July 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hottinger Capital Consulting, Ltd. has just released version 3.3 of its E-Zone System, an important new source of financial information for retirees. It warns investors about the all-too-often used strategy of ‘Buy and Hold and Hope,’ and offers the E-Zone System as an alternative that many will find helpful.

Long Term Care Consumes ‘an Acre a Month,’ But Affordable Insurance Can Save the Farm, Experts Say

KIRKLAND, Wash. – July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The mounting cost of long term care has become a “monster” that is devouring acre after acre of the nation’s prime cropland, pasture, and woodlands. So says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, LLC, the nation’s leading long-term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers. It’s a problem that affects agricultural families in every state, not just the farm belt.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Insurance
 

Your Telecom Bills May Be Wrong – Did you Choose Consulting, Outsourcing, or Training?

ORLANDO, Fla. – July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Barbara Clements, President of Auditel Inc. of Florida recommends taking a closer look at your phone and telecom bills. There are many ways that your phone lines can have hidden charges applied, not to mention telecom contracts that were signed without CFO or CEO approvals. With increased mergers, and acquisitions, changes in Phone Company billing systems, telecom costs are on the rise. It’s time for the Corporate CEO, CFO, and their Accounts Payable Department to be on the alert for errors, over-billings, and tariff violations.

FILED UNDER: Technology | Telecom and VoIP
 

‘Ask Your Financial Advisor About … Long-Term Care Insurance.’ Huh?

KIRKLAND, Wash. – June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Americans worry about being incapacitated for long periods, they should head straight to their bank or brokerage office. This odd-seeming advice comes from LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s leading long-term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers. ‘Today, health care is about the money, not just health,’ says Dan Cahn, Senior Vice President of Business Development. ‘And the biggest financial risk is long-term care, which can drain off all your assets — everything you’ve accumulated over a lifetime.’

How to Survive Telecom BPO

ORLANDO, Fla. – June 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Auditel Inc. of FL (www.auditelinc.com) announced today that it’s becoming more common for companies to outsource their phone and telecom bills to bill processing companies for bill payment and audit services. While it can be efficient and convenient you have just become once removed from what’s really happening with your telecom expenses. Now you must rely on reports and your BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) Provider. All the CFO receives is a list of reports and the BPO is in control of all your phone bills.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Taxes and Accounting
 

Long-Term Care Insurance Could Soon Be 100% Tax-Deductible; Early-Bird Steps Can Assure Benefit

KIRKLAND, Wash. – June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s leading long-term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers, announced an early-bird cost minimization program. The aim is to help millions of Americans secure the best long-term care coverage while preserving assets, and eventually deduct the entire premium expense on their Federal tax returns.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Insurance
 

Secrets of Those July 4th Songs: The G-Man Reveals the Truth About the Top Patriotic Tunes of All Time

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Some of America’s best-loved music wasn’t written in this country. Two different songs were considered to be the national anthem. One flag-waving tune took 20 years to compose. In an article available for use online and in print, Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) reveals some surprising facts.

In Time for Book Expo America, Authors and Self-Publishers Can Promote Their Works for Free

NEW YORK, NY – Book Expo America – June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Book authors and self-publishers can submit free announcements about new books, upcoming author appearances, interviews and podcasts, book signings, festivals, conferences, workshops, and other book-related news for free publication on Publishers Newswire(TM), the news and marketing resource for book publishers and authors. Founded in 2003 by award-winning journalist and marketing expert Christopher Simmons, the site includes articles, author interviews, and book news.

Federal Long Term Care Awareness Project Winds Down, But Private-Sector Information Service Ramps Up

KIRKLAND, WA – May 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Network takes baton from Washington following successful trial programs in five states. With Memorial Day behind us, so is the Federal government’s Long-Term Care Consumer Awareness Campaign, with uncertain prospects for revival. Information kits, consisting of a booklet and audio CD, will no longer be available as supplies dwindle.

Publishers Newswire Lets Authors and Publishers Submit Free Book Event Announcements

REDONDO BEACH, Calif – May 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authors and publishers can submit book events for upcoming author appearances, lectures, book signings, book festivals, conferences, workshops, and award ceremonies for free publication on PublishersNewswire.com, which also appear in search engines and online news systems. Publishers Newswire(TM) also includes announcements related to new books, magazines, ebooks, and audio books.

How to Live Long & Prosper: A New Perspective on Long Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, WA – May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Most people avoid unpleasant thoughts, such as needing long term care someday. But what if you could turn your mind, instead, to bright, bullish prospects? Visions of playing golf into your 90’s, or sheltering a few hundred thousand dollars from taxes? That’s the slant of a new guidebook from LTC Financial Partners: ‘Dignity for Life: Facts That Can Protect Your Assets & Quality of Life.’

FILED UNDER: Business | Reports and Studies
 

Long Term Care for Middle-Class Americans: Count On Yourself, Not Government

KIRKLAND, WA – May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Network Offers Free Advice on Private-Sector Protection. It’s about the money. As the baby boom generation ages, more Americans will need extended care in hospitals, nursing homes, and private residences. Who will pay for it? Washington? The states? Don’t count on it unless you’re part of the neediest minority. Who will pick up the tab for the rest of us?

FILED UNDER: Finance | Insurance
 

Leapfrogging the Long Term Care Crisis: New Service Shows How

KIRKLAND, WA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Network Takes Responsibility for Public Education Piloted by Washington. Good news: Americans are living longer. Bad news: More will be laid up, incapacitated, for extended periods; and regular medical insurance doesn’t cover it. Washington can’t pick up the tab, and the states will go broke trying. ‘Medicaid could be overwhelmed by aging baby boomers,’ says a Government source.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Insurance
 

Coping With the Threat that Trumps Offshoring: Off-Peopling

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Off-peopling, the human consequence of automation, is growing to epidemic proportions as technology takes over human tasks in grocery stores and banks, offices and the military. ‘Work as we know it is going away, and companies as we know them are going away, too,’ says futurist Richard W. Samson, director of think tank EraNova Institute. ‘We need to adjust, and fast.’

FILED UNDER: Business | Reports and Studies
 

Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $22K in Free PR Grants and Marketing Support

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Neotrope(R), a brand identity and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $22K in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 22nd anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years. Organizations may apply for this program starting Jan 28.

Marketers & Ad Agencies Use Hot Spots From Gmanmusic.com for Instant Radio Advertising

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — When a company needs to get a marketing message out to targeted audiences very quickly, nothing works better than the radio commercials called ‘Hot Spots’ from G-Man Music & Radical Radio, states Brian Forest, spokesperson for the Los Angeles production company.

Companies Too Catch Flu, and Wrong Cure Can Be Lethal, EraNova Institute Says

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — The symptoms: fevers that rise when stock prices fall … swollen costs … anemic sales … tired production … and dull fuzziness, often accompanied by confusion and panic, in the headquarters. Right Fix for Corporate Sniffles Not ‘Off-Peopling’ Pill But ‘Hyper-Human’ Injection.

FILED UNDER: Business | Employment and HR
 

Most Read News Stories of 2004 by Media and Journalists Announced

TORRANCE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Neotrope/Send2Press, a PR agency and news distribution organization established Jan. 1983, has announced its most popular news stories of 2004 disseminated through the Send2Press Newswire (www.Send2Press.com). The top-20 news stories, based on number of readings by journalists and media professionals is a fascinating cross section of the kind of news being announced by small businesses, and the type of news actually being read – and potentially reported on – by active news media professionals.