Iveda Retains Hayden IR to Execute Comprehensive Investor Relations Program

79668_Iveda_whitebackgroundMESA, ARIZ. — (Marketwired) — 04/14/15 — Iveda® (OTCQB: IVDA), enabler of cloud video surveillance through licensing the Sentir™ platform, announced today that it has retained Hayden IR, a national investor relations consulting firm, to provide guidance and execute a strategic investor relations campaign designed to increase awareness and enhance shareholder value.

“Global demand for cloud video surveillance is rapidly increasing,” stated David Ly, chairman and CEO of Iveda. “With our cost-effective cloud-based Sentir™ platform and accompanying ‘plug and play’ ZEE® cameras, we have developed a solution that can be easily deployed in any location that has access to the Internet. Over the coming months, we expect to see expanding business volumes as we work with our telecom customers across the globe to support the needs of their end-users. As a result of market opportunity now available to us, we have retained Hayden IR to help us build shareholder value by developing a comprehensive program that expands our visibility within the investment community.”

Brett Maas, Managing Partner of Hayden IR, added, “We are very excited about the opportunity Iveda has created and its growing presence in the rapidly expanding cloud-based video surveillance space. Iveda has built a product offering that generates a monthly recurring revenue stream from Sentir licensing that — combined with camera hardware sales — can scale rapidly with just a handful of initial telecom partners. We look forward to helping Iveda increase its presence within the investment community, and we believe the company has positioned itself to take best advantage of the expanding market opportunity in this nascent space.”

Iveda and ZEE are registered trademarks of Iveda Solutions, Inc. Sentir is a trademark of Iveda Solutions, Inc.

About Hayden IR
With offices in New York, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Seattle, Hayden IR provides a comprehensive range of investor relations services to a growing list of clients. For more than a decade, Hayden IR has been a recognized leader in driving market recognition and creating sustainable competitive advantages for more than 100 micro- and small-cap companies. Hayden delivers expertise and professionalism in such areas as investor management, relationship building, awareness campaigns, online presence and corporate identity. For more information, contact Brett Maas at (646) 536-7331.

About Iveda
Iveda® (OTCQB: IVDA) enables cloud video surveillance via its Sentir™ Software as a Service (SaaS) video management platform, utilizing proprietary video streaming and Big Data storage technology. Iveda enables a recurring revenue model by licensing Sentir to service providers for plug-and-play cloud video offering to their customers. Iveda has a SAFETY Act Designation from the Department of Homeland Security as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology Provider. Iveda is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona with a subsidiary in Taiwan. Iveda is publicly traded under the ticker symbol “IVDA.” For more information call (800) 385-8616 or visit www.iveda.com. To follow Iveda visit www.facebook.com/ivedasolutions,www.twitter.com/ivedasolutions or www.linkedin.com/company/iveda-solutions.

This release includes forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary materially from those expected. Iveda’s business is subject to significant risks and uncertainties described more thoroughly in the Company’s SEC filings, including but not limited to its report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. All forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by such risk factors, and readers are advised to consider such factors carefully. Iveda undertakes no obligation to revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Media Contact:
Iveda
Luz A. Berg
Chief Marketing Officer
480 307-8700
lberg@iveda.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Hayden IR
Brett Maas
Managing Partner
646 536 7331
brett@haydenir.com

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Yahoo! to Acquire interclick

Acquisition Extends Yahoo!’s Audience Targeting Capabilities and Premium Content Supply

InterclickBy Himank Sharma

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc will pay $270 million for interclick inc as it tries to revive its ailing online advertising business, even as the search and advertising giant continues to scout for potential bidders.

Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo is paying $9 per share, or about a 22 percent premium, for the online advertising technology firm.

Yahoo shares slid 5 percent in morning trade on Nasdaq.

Yahoo, plagued by stagnating growth in its U.S. business and a rift with key Chinese partner Alibaba, had fired its chief executive in September and has been exploring strategic alternatives — including a potential sale.

“Yahoo does not have much leverage right now, they got no CEO, everyone knows they are up for sale … so how much pricing power does that give them? (with potential buyers),” BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis said.

Among the parties interested in Yahoo are private equity firms Silver Lake, TPG Capital, Bain Capital, Blackstone, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Providence Equity Partners, Hellman & Friedman, Carlyle Group, and Russian technology investment firm DST Global, apart from rivals Microsoft Corp and Google Inc.

“It’s not a transformational acquisition, but it helps Yahoo in a market they are not strong in … they have to take some steps to keep pushing forward.”

Interclick, with annual revenue of about $102 million, helps advertisers identify online target audience through its open segment manager analytics platform.

Yahoo said it expects to use interclick’s offerings for its own display advertising business.

The crowded advertising technology sector is dominated by a slew of small players and start-ups but has seen some of the biggest deals over the years. Google bought DoubleClick, in 2007 for $3.1 billion while eBay acquired GSI Commerce for $2.4 billion earlier this year.

GCA Savvian Advisors LLC acted as the lead financial adviser to interclick in connection with the transaction.

Yahoo shares fell to $14.04 in morning trade On Monday.

Shares of interclick soared 21 percent to $8.94. (Reporting by Himank Sharma in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das and Gopakumar Warrier)

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Yahoo! Contact Information

Media Contact:

Dana Lengkeek

415-994-4008

danal@yahoo-inc.com

 

Investor Contact:

Cathy La Rocca

408-349-5188
cathy@yahoo-inc.com

 

interclick Contact Information

Media Contact:

Siobhan Aalders

Ogilvy New York

siobhan.aalders@ogilvy.com

212-880-5341

 

Investor Contact:

Brett Maas

Hayden IR

(646) 536-7331

brett@haydenir.com

Twitter Integration Coming to iOS 5 and Apple iPhone

Hat Tip: Mashable.com

Apple will be deeply integrating Twitter across iOS 5, the next major version of its OS for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Twitter integration was one of the rumored announcements leading up to WWDC, and Apple has delivered.

Users can associate a Twitter account in the iOS settings and other apps will automatically gain access to Twitter integration using the app, which means users no longer have to log in or manually add an account each time. Moreover, apps like Mail, Contacts, YouTube and Camera will all have extensive levels of Twitter integration.

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Unemployment falls in three-quarters of US cities

Noticed some good news today from the markets on Yahoo.com

Unemployment rates are falling in most metro areas across the country, suggesting that recent nationwide gains in hiring are widespread and not limited to a few healthy regions.

More than three-quarters of the nation’s 372 largest metro areas reported lower unemployment rates in February than the previous month, the Labor Department said Wednesday. That’s the most to report a decline since September.

And more than 300 areas added jobs in February compared to the previous month. That’s a much better showing than January, when most metro areas lost jobs.

The gains “are definitely becoming a lot more broad-based,” said Marisa DiNatale, a regional economist at Moody’s Analytics.

The metro areas that posted the biggest job gains in February, compared with the previous month, were: Los Angeles-Long Beach, with a gain of 53,600; New York City-Northern New Jersey, a gain of 18,500; and Miami-Fort Lauderdale, up 16,800.

Many big cities also saw steep drops in unemployment from January to February. The rate dropped from 9.3 percent to 8.8 percent in Phoenix; from 7.3 percent to 6.9 percent in the Austin, Texas metro area; and from 11.5 percent to 10.6 percent in Jacksonville, Fla.

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BSquare Corporation on 10 Unusual Stocks Attracting Huge Interest List

BSquare CorporationBSQUARE Corporation (Nasdaq: BSQR) was on the 10 Unusual  Stocks Attracting Huge Interest This Morning List.

The business insider had the story here and there has been a volume spike all week they have reported.

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Brett Maas shares his insight on Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor CompanyFord Motor Co. is on a roll. Its popular new cars and trucks are grabbing a bigger share of the U.S. market. It’s about to erase a big portion of its health care debts. And Ford is adding a significant number of jobs for the first time in years.

The news puts Ford, which has now turned profits for a year and a half, even further ahead of its Detroit rivals as the American auto industry slowly turns around.

Read more of the story here from Yahoo

I think Ford has been successful as well because of their strategic advertising partnership with Amercian Idol and being heavily involved with internet marketing strategies. They are definitely one to watch in the Auto Industry and looking at their stock price levels today compared to the past few years it looks like Ford is a company to watch.

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The End Of The Great Recession? Hardly

I was just reading this article on Forbes.com and thought I would share.

The National Bureau of Economic Research tells us today that the recession that began in December 2007 technically ended in June 2009. That’s when general business activity in the U.S. reached a low point and the recovery began.

Unfortunately, the recovery is what most people care about at this point, and it’s been lackluster at best. Since May 2009 unemployment has fluctuated between 9.4% and 10.1%. Federal Reserve officials have said in recent months that consumer demand, the housing sector and bank lending all remain weak. Congress has yet to decide what to do about expiring tax benefits, creating uncertainty in the economy. Even the NBER, the unofficial arbiter of recession start and end dates, says that “economic activity is typically below normal in the early stages of an expansion, and it sometimes remains so well into the expansion.”

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PHC, Inc. Retains Hayden IR to Develop a Comprehensive Investor Relations Program

PEABODY, Mass., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — PHC, Inc., d/b/a Pioneer Behavioral Health (NYSE Amex: PHC), a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, today announced that it has retained Hayden IR, a national, New York-based investor relations consulting firm, effective August 15, 2010, to develop and implement a strategic investor relations program to raise its visibility and strengthen its relationships with the investment community.

“We have achieved a compelling strategic position in an emerging industry, and we are situated to benefit from the enactment of Healthcare reform legislation as more individuals will have access and a means for reimbursement of our programs,” commented Bruce A. Shear, Pioneer’s President and CEO. “We continue to grow our patient census, driving organic growth, and we believed this is the optimum time to retain Hayden IR to assist us in formulating and executing a broad program to articulate the inherent value of our business model to the investment community.”

With offices in New York, Phoenix, Minneapolis and San Diego, Hayden IR provides a comprehensive range of investor relations services to a growing list of clients. For more than a decade, Hayden IR has been a recognized leader in driving market recognition and creating sustainable competitive advantages for more than 100 micro- and small-cap companies. Hayden delivers expertise and professionalism in such areas as investor management, relationship building, awareness campaigns, online presence and corporate identity.

Brett Maas, Managing Partner at Hayden IR, added, “Pioneer Behavioral Health’s proven business model and compelling growth profile will be attractive to our audience of professional investors. Pioneer’s growth has reached the point where additional revenues should more directly impact the bottom line, and this leverage in the business model creates a compelling near-term opportunity for growth-oriented investors. With pending CMS certification, the Seven Hills Behavioral Institute in Henderson, Nevada has the potential to add as much as more than five cents per year to the Company’s earnings per share and we plan to broaden the Company’s audience of potential investors in advance of this anticipated growth. The Company also has a solid balance sheet which will be attractive to value-oriented investors. Additionally, ongoing consolidation in the industry creates additional opportunities for Pioneer to accelerate its growth, which would lead to higher valuation multiples going forward. We are excited to represent Pioneer Behavioral Health and look forward to a productive relationship.”

About PHC d/b/a Pioneer Behavioral Health

PHC, Inc., d/b/a Pioneer Behavioral Health, is a national healthcare company providing behavioral health services in five states, including substance abuse treatment facilities in Utah and Virginia, and inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Nevada. The Company also offers internet and telephonic-based referral services that includes employee assistance programs and critical incident services. Contracted services with government agencies, national insurance companies, and major transportation and gaming companies cover more than one million individuals. Pioneer helps people gain and maintain physical, spiritual and emotional health through delivering the highest quality, most culturally responsive and compassionate behavioral health care programs and services. For more information, visit www.phc-inc.com.

Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release may include “forward-looking statements” that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include information about possible or assumed future results of the operations or the performance of the Company and its future plans and objectives. Various future events or factors may cause the actual results to vary materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made in this press release. For a discussion of these factors and risks, see the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.