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CIDCO Chief: Audrey's Demise Makes Case For Smaller, More Affordable Internet Appliances
MORGAN HILL, Calif., April 19, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- The recent decision by 3Com to exit the Internet appliance market underscores the need for developers to deliver products and services that consumers really want, said Paul Locklin, president and chief executive officer of Cidco, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDCO). "It's an affirmation of a classic marketing principle about listening to the customer," said Locklin. "Recent product casualties are a result of failing to consider consumers' real needs. These products were based on a belief that because it was technically feasible to connect a non-PC device to the net and receive PC-like content, consumers would find these alternative devices attractive. But the reality is products that have attempted to deliver a PC-like experience in a non-PC platform have simply confused consumers.
SBIC Announces 'Best Practice' Sustainability Awards
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Sustainable
Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) today announced the winning
entries in its 2001 Best Practice Sustainability Awards program.
Recognizing innovation and excellence in market-ready green
building and building product design, SBIC's Best Practices
Sustainability Awards are open to SBIC members who are setting the
standard for energy- and resource-efficient design in America's
iLumin and Greatland Partner to Provide Electronic Forms in XML to the Financial Services Industry
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- iLumin Corporation,
the leading provider of infrastructure technology and services for
automating enforceable transactions over the Internet, today
announced an agreement with Greatland Corporation, a provider of
forms for the financial services, mortgage, and tax industries.
Greatland will provide Internet-based forms in XML format
compatible with iLumin's Digital Handshake transaction server.
Together these two combined technologies will facilitate the
complete closure of business online.
Greatland Corporation Set to Release E-Loan Delivery Solution
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 19, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Greatland
Corporation announced today plans for a new release of its E-Loan
Delivery Solution, with new functionality for business managers at
lending institutions with high loan-processing volumes. This new
functionality combines access to more than 2,000 mortgage-related
documents with e-signature capabilities and the option of on-site
or Internet-based application delivery.
Careside Launches Prothrombin Time Test Cartridge
CULVER CITY, Calif. April 19, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- CARESIDE, Inc. (AMEX:CSA), a provider of point-of-care (POC) blood analysis instrumentation and records management, announced today the market launch of a new blood clotting test cartridge for the Company's blood testing instrument, the CARESIDE Analyzer(r). This is the first coagulation test available on the Analyzer, which offers physician and lab technicians rapid results on a wide variety of commonly ordered tests.
Harsco Reports First Quarter Results Slightly Above Updated Outlook
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) today reported first quarter results slightly better than the company's updated outlook announced on March 23, 2001. A strong performance from international operations helped offset weaker market conditions in the U.S. economy. Diluted earnings per share were $0.42 before nonrecurring costs and special charges. Revenues reached a record $527 million, an increase of 15 percent over the first quarter of 2000. Adjusting for the effects of negative foreign exchange translation, revenues would have been up approximately 18 percent. Negative foreign exchange translation lowered pre-tax income by approximately $2.2 million, or $0.04 per share.