||Point of Sale News, September 7, 2016, Point of Sale Technology Detects
1.75 MILLION Incidents of Unscanned Items at Checkout
Shoplifting and insider theft has been around since before currency was invented.
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems has now detected more than 1.75 million incidents of scan-avoidance at both manned and self-checkouts at retailers around the world.
S.H.E. Informed, September 7, 2016, Get Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat with Six Pack Shortcuts
Want to get rid of that stubborn belly fat? Clark Shao, Fat Loss Specialist at Six Pack Shortcuts, specializes in getting rid of belly fat, and has these mini-exercises for women to do at home to burn belly fat.
Security News Desk (UK), September 1, 2016, From Evolution to Revolution StopLift has refined video analytics for retail outlets to the point where it can flag specific behaviour around scan avoidance, at manned and self-checkouts, with a high degree of accuracy.
It is the leading player in this field.
Auto Laundry News, September 1, 2016, Benny’s Rebrands – Part of 65th Anniversary Celebration by Sherry Alpert
The Alfords, who own Benny’s Carwash in Baton Rouge, LA, partnered with BrandEquity to rebrand Benny’s in a bold new way.
Motherhood Moment, August 24, 2016, Healthy Habits: Tips to Burn Stubborn
Clark Shao, fat loss specialist at Six Pack Shortcuts, gives five tips and exercises to burn stubborn belly fat at home.
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, August 9-23, 2016, Company News Spotlight
Benny’s Carwash has rebranded itself by having BrandEquity create a new logo for its chain in Greater Baton Rouge.
D&D Daily, Vendor Spotlight, August 8, 2016, Scan Avoidance Technology Saving Retailers Billions at the Checkout
Retail chains worldwide are installing StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ Scan-It-All video recognition technology to detect scan avoidance incidents at both the manned and
The Advocate, August 5, 2016, Benny’s Redesigns Logo, Brand
BrandEquity has redesigned and rebranded Benny’s Carwash, Baton Rouge, LA,
dropping its 1950’s-style neon cursive logo and “carwash” for a bolder, cleaner design
Media Post Real-Time Daily, June 22, 2016, Why Is OOH Programmatic Media Buying Problematic? by Jerry Gondek, Op-Ed Contributor
Jerry Gondek, Business Development Director of OOHA Wilkins, discusses several obstacles preventing universal adoption of programmatic media buying in the out of home (OOH) media industry.
State of Digital, June 22, 2016, 12 Tips for Executing a Successful Rebrand by Lisa Lacy
Don Giller, senior project director of visual marketing and brand communications firm BrandEquity, says a rebrand does not make sense until the organization is confident that changes have been made to correct whatever caused its poor image.
McKnight’s Long Term Care, June 15, 2016, Why United Methodist Communities rebranded itself
by Lawrence D. Carlson, President and CEO, United Methodist Communities
United Methodist Communities retained BrandEquity of Newton, MA, which, over the past 15 years, has successfully developed more than 30 branding projects in the Senior Services market. The new logo and name is created showcases UMC as a unified and highly regarded organization, not just a collection of parts.
New York Post, June 14, 2016, Here’s How This 53-Year-Old Man Got Sexier Abs Than You by Molly Shea Now 53 and 20 pounds lighter, Mark Mcilyar is sharing his routine with other middle-aged men via Abs After 40.
InTouchRugby(UK), June 13, 2016, Abs after 40, a training programme, a nutritional programme 53-Year-Old “Ripped Grandpa” proves it’s never too late to get six pack abs, improved posture, and lower mid 40s male estrogen levels + increased testosterone levels which is essential to males! Waste cicumferance is a v important indicator of low test! This is a Father’s Day gift idea!
Telemundo, June 13, 2016, En busca de los abdominales perfectos. 5 claves para lograr un six-pack envidiable [In Search of the Perfect abs. 5 Keys to Achieve an enviable
You want to get rid of your belly fat and achieve a flat belly? Clark Shao, a specialist in fat loss and weight training, of the fitness center and YouTube channel Sixpack Shortcuts, give tips.
AS Mag – Global Security Web, June 1, 2016, 2016, Self-Checkouts Increase Retail Theft, Says Shoplifting Detector by Prasanth Aby Thomas
Retailers are keenly aware of self-checkout theft and want to use StopLift’s technology to detect and deter that significant source of inventory shrinkage, according to Malay Kundu, Founder and CEO, StopLift Checkout Vision Systems.
Blog.IntersecExpo (Dubai, UAE), April 27, 2016, Checking Out a Smarter Approach to Retail Loss Prevention by Tim Compston, Features Editor of SecurityNewsDesk and SecurityMiddleEast.com
Malay Kundu, Founder and CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, talks about the way that video analytics is helping to secure retail checkout areas from criminal activity.
Hartford Business Journal, April 18, 2016, East Hartford Firm Scales New Terrain with
3D NYC Billboard by John Stearns
Out of Home America / Wilkins Media scaled new terrain in helping orchestrate an advertising campaign that involved erecting a climbing wall on a towering Times Square billboard in New York City.
Billboard Insider, April 13, 2016, East Hartford OOH Firm Scales New Heights
with 3D Times Square Billboard
Out of Home America Wilkins Media (OOHA Wilkins)of East Hartford, CT has created a 3D climbing wall on a billboard for the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid in New York City’s Times Square.
Daily DOOH (Digital Out Of Home), April 13, 2016, Rock Climbing in Times Square for Toyota Rav4 Hybrid by Gail Chaisson, North American Editor
to promote the Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, Out of Home America Wilkins Media (OOHA Wilkins) of East Hartford created a 3D climbing wall on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square.
Capitol Hill Show, April 11, 2016, The Presidential Candidates’ Tax Policies and
How They Will Affect You
Tim interviews Beth Logan about her book The Voters Guide to Tax Policy and the untold impact of the Presidential candidates’ tax policies.
Conservative Commandos Radio Show, April 4, 2016, The Presidential Candidates’
Beth Logan gives a live interview on her book The Voters’ Guide to Tax Policy and how both the Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates’ tax policies will hurt the middle class and the poor.
Shalom Magazine, Spring 2016, AIPAC Policy Conference: A View from a “Veteran”
by Sherry Alpert
Sherry Alpert gives her observations on Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Hillary Clinton’s speeches at the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference. She compares it to the 2008 AIPAC Policy Conference when Clinton and Obama spoke just after Clinton lost the Democratic nomination to Obama.
D&D Daily and LPM Insider (Loss Prevention Media), March 31, 2016, StopLift Detects 1.5 Million Incidents of Unscanned Items at Checkouts Worldwide
StopLift has detected more than 1.5 million incidents of unscanned items at manned and self-checkouts.
Security News Desk (UK), March 29, 2016, The Age of Security Analytics, Video
Analytics and VCA
Demonstrating just how far the potential to detect criminal actions, and errors, around the retail point of sale area has come is the software-based checkout vision system pioneered by StopLift.
Wisconsin Public Radio, “Central Time”, March 25, 2016, The Candidates’
Views on Tax Policy
Tax Expert Beth Logan discusses the Presidential candidates’ views on tax policy and their untold impact on voters. She is the author of The Voters’ Guide to Tax Policy.
Nightside with Dan Rea, (WBZ Radio, Boston), March 1, 2016, Is Anti-Semitism
Still Prevalent in America?
Connecticut College Professor Andrew Pessin talks with Dan Rea about growing anti-Israel and anti-Semitism movements on college campuses and his defamation on his own campus for supporting Israel.
Josh Tolley Show (Genesis Radio), March 1, 2016
Beth Logan, author of The Voters’ Guide to Tax Policy, discusses how tax policy is set and how the candidates’ tax policies will affect voters.
Radio Boston (WBUR, NPR) February 29, 2016, What Each Presidential Candidates’
Amis in the Morning (WCXZ, TN), February 17, 2016
Tax Plan will Mean for You
Beth Logan, tax professional, explains the untold impact of the Presidential candidates’ tax plans on you, citing her book The Voters’ Guide to Tax Policy.
Tom Amis interviews Beth Logan on her book The Voters’ Guide to Tax Policy. Logan talks about the Presidential candidates’ tax policies and their untold impact on voters.
Providence Business News, February 10, 2016, Five Questions with Tobias Stapleton Chairman of the Board of the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum, Stapleton talks about the organization and its February 11 program featuring Think-Board founder
Stacy on the Right (KFTK, St. Louis), February 6, 2016, Stacy Washington interviews
Beth Logan on her book The Voters’ Guide to Tax Policy
Logan talks about the Presidential candidates’ tax policies and their untold impact on voters.
India Safe, January 2016, ScanItAll® Detecting Unscanned Items in Retail
Malay Kundu, founder of StopLift, has addressed the problem of unscanned items at the retail checkout with technology that detects them.
The Mid-day Briefing with Tim Farley (Sirius XM), January 28, 2016, Presidential
Candidates’ Tax Plans
Beth Logan, EA, discusses her new book The Voters’ Guide to Tax Policy.
MyDallasMommy, January 10, 2016, Think-Board Peel and Stick by Laura Thornquist
This falls into the “Why didn’t I think of this?” category. It’s called the Think-Board.
BeautyStyleWatch, January 1, 2016, How to Burn Belly Fat on the Go!
Even I, the skinny one ate way too much and exercised way too little over my “holiday break.” Fitness guru Clark Shao of Six Pack Shortcuts, has developed a gimmick-free “afterburn” training program.
Security News Desk, December 16, 2016, Retail Security: Securing Self-Service Checkouts by Tim Compston
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems – the leading player in the field – can flag criminal behavior around scan avoidance with a high degree of accuracy.
December 16, 2015, Your Moment in Tech: Think-Board
Hanson Grant talks about how Think-Board is a portable dry erase board for your home, office or dorm, to be used on walls, refrigerators, tables or desks.
KFYR-TV (Bismarck, ND), December 15, 2015, North Dakota Today
Think-Board is featured as a great holiday gift for the whole family.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 29, 2015, Holiday Gift Suggestions for Jill Sell Kids and their parents will also appreciate Think Board, a clear reusable, removable vinyl adhesive film.
Good Morning America, November 26, 2015, Turkey Taking Tactics Caught on Camera StopLift released videos of ‘turkey bandits’ stealing turkeys at the supermarket by not scanning them. That means higher prices for you.
KLAS (CBS, Las Vegas), November 24, 2015, Cameras Keep a Watchful Eye – Help Stop Turkey Thefts
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems is detecting thefts of turkeys at supermarkets nationwide.
WJAR-TV (NBC 10, Providence), November 20,2015, Technology Helps Prevent Grocery Theft During Holiday Season by Emily Volz, NBC 10 Malay Kundu, founder of StopLift, said prices go up as a result of theft and ‘sweet-hearting,’ when cashiers don’t scan turkeys and other items for family and friends.
Divalicious, November 20, 2015, Get Fit for the Holiday Season by Michelle Weiss
Six Pack Shortcuts is an ideal program to try before the holidays, if you have a busy schedule and want step-by-step guidance.
PointofSale, October 22, 2015, Supermarkets Save Thousands Implementing
Scan Avoidance Technology
Two Piggly Wiggly owners in Alabama have saved tens of thousands of dollars through a cutting edge scan avoidance system that detects cashier theft. They installed
StopLift Checkout Visions Systems’ Scan-It-All™ video recognition technology to detect scan avoidance incidents at the checkout.
Clapway, October 21, 2015, TransitX Brings Commuting to a Greener Level
by Annie Pichardo
A startup project in Boston is bringing commuting as we know it to a new level, hoping to make all transportation safer, cleaner, more efficient and cheaper. The project is called TransitX.
JavaJohnz, October 11, 2015, Think-Board Clear Dry-Erase Panel Review
Have you ever wanted to have an erasable area on or near a desk in your home, either in the kitchen or in your kid's bedroom? Think-Board offers an alternative.
MHA Monday Report (Mass. Hospital Association), October 10, 2015,
Support End-of-Life Care
Scott Simon, Host of National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Saturday,” will be the guest speaker at the Good Shepherd Institute Annual Dinner, Thursday, November 5. He will discuss his book “Unforgettable: A Mother, A Son and the Lesson of a Lifetime.”
GeekDad, October 9, 2015, Make Almost Any Surface a Dry Erase Board with Think Boards by Rob Huddleston
Think Boards are temporary, repositionable dry-erase panels that can be used on desks and walls, but I put mine on the fridge and it hasn’t moved since. Think Boards are really pretty great, and definitely something worth checking out.
Yahoo! Tech, October 1, 2015, The Home Office: Skip the Commute, Work in Your Pajamas, and Save Money by Christine Tynan-Wood
If you leave the corporate life, I guarantee the time will come when you will miss that big whiteboard — a space to write your thoughts on the wall, with an endless supply of dry-erase markers. A Think Board turns any surface into that white board, without making it look like, well, a white board.
West Virginia Family Magazine, September-October, 2015, Editor’s Picks: Back to School
Think Boards are clear, reusable, removable vinyl adhesive films that can be used on a table, desk, wall, refrigerator or any smooth surface.
Boston Sunday Globe, September 27, 2015, A Groundswell for High-Riding PodsWestern Herald (Western Michigan University), September 16, 2015, Think-Board lets students brainstorm, solve problems, write notes on desks and walls
by Nicole Dungca
Mike Stanley doesn’t think we need to find an extra $700 million to $1 billion to fund the Green Line extension into Medford and Somerville. His new TransitX personal rapid transit system will create a loop of overhead tracks around Somerville, Cambridge, downtown Boston, or wherever the demand is.
Just write on your desk or wall in the dorm. It’s not vandalism – it’s creative learning!
Think Board lets you write about anything on a clear, reusable, removable vinyl adhesive film that you can use on a desk, wall, table, refrigerator, or any other smooth surface.
Kidlutions, September 16, 2015, Dorm Must Haves: Think Board
There’s one place that can help you keep it all together and organized: The Think Board.
College Living, September 12, 2015, Six Dorm Must-Haves You Didn’t Know You Need
Think-Board lets passerby write anything they want (messages while you’re away,
silly pictures, maybe even a phone number…) on the clear reusable surface.
LA Story, September 11, 2015, Think Board Founder Hanson Grant
Talks About Think Board: What this new device brings to the table! #guestblog
Think Board is a unique new product that will turn any hard surface into a dry erase board without having to buy a special board or pens. Bonus: it’s reusable and transferable!
Citiline (Daytime TV Show, Toronto), September 10, 2015, Organizing Your Kids
Think Board makes it easy for your kids to study. They can write and dry erase on a wall and even more it to a desk.
The Best People We Know Radio, September 10, 2015, hosted by Deb Scott
Johnson Li of Sixpack Shortcuts talks about the phenomenal growth of the company and its regimens for burning belly fat and building sixpack abs.
Just Ask Joyce, WFIA 94.7 FM, Joyce Oglesby, Family Life FIX-IT Pro,
August 26, 2015
Inventor Hanson Grant talks about his Think-Board, which lets you write anything and dry erase it on any smooth surface.
TODAY Show, “Fuel for School,” August 26, 2015, with Savannah Guthrie and
Lori Bergamotto of Good Housekeeping Magazine
Think-Board is a Back-to-School “Must Have.” It turns any surface into a dry erase board. Drawing a happy face, Lori says you can use Think-Board anywhere, and that it is great for group projects, family organizing at home, in school, and the office.
Abasto (in Spanish), July-August, 2015, StopLift: a Good Solution for Supermarkets
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems enables supermarkets to detect all items that are not scanned at the checkout.
RulingSports.com, July 21, 2015, Mike Chang: From Air Mattress to Six Pack Success
by Alicia Jessop
Mike Chang overcame discrimination and an empty bank account by developing a unique fitness program – and a $15 million company.
Daily Burn, July 20, 2015, 10 Diet Mistakes that are Easy to Avoid
by Amanda MacMillan
Doing only cardio can sabotage your weight loss efforts. A sustainable diet is equally important, according to Mike Chang, Founder of Mike Chang Fitness.
A&S International (cover story), July 2015, POS and Video Integration – a Way to Stop Sweethearting? By Israel Gogol
Malay Kundu, Founder & CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, says sweethearting is an Achilles Heel for retailers. His scan avoidance technology ‘watches’ the cashier’s and customer’s activity and compares it to the POS data.
Shelby Report, June 24, 2015, StopLift Has Now Detected 1 Million-Plus Scan-Avoidance Incidents
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems video recognition technology has now confirmed 1.16 million incidents of unscanned items at both manned and self-checkout lanes in supermarkets worldwide.
MsCareerGirl, May 28, 2015, Three Quick and Easy Tips to Lose Belly Fat
by Abby Gabasa
She introduces fitness guru Mike Chang, who offers three tips to lose belly fat.
Cool Moms Cool Tips, May 12, 2015, Insane Home Fat Loss Workout It’s time for our #CoolJourney health and fitness monthly post: a program designed by personal
trainer Mike Chang, which is all about reducing belly fat without equipment.
Retail Merchandiser, May 6, 2015, The Benefits of Scan Avoidance TechnologyProgressive Grocer, May 2015, Point of Order – Preventing Theft at the POSThe Big Y and Woods supermarket chains are among many worldwide using StopLift Checkout Vision Systems technology to detect ‘sweethearting’ (deliberate scan avoidance by the cashier) and self-checkout theft.
by RM Staff
Retail chains worldwide are installing StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ Scan-It-All video recognition technology to detect scan avoidance incidence at both the manned and self-checkout.
RetailTouchpoints, April 29, 2015, NoMoreRack Rebrands as Choxi
Online discount retailer NoMoreRack has rebranded as Choxi. Visual marketing and brand communications firm BrandEquity spearheaded the rebranding.
RetailWire, April 27, 2015, Online Discounter NoMoreRack Rebrands Itself with New Name, Choxi, and Fresh Design
BrandEquity has rebranded online discount retailer NoMoreRack. The branding firm created the name from “chock full” and “choice”.
The Fashionable Housewife, April 23, 2015, Get Fit for Spring with Insane Home Fat Loss Workout by Mike Chang
Instead of heading into the stores to do the dreaded swimsuit shopping, get into shape first with Mike Chang’s Insane Home Fat Loss Workout.
Security Middle East, March-April 2015, Under Control by T.J. Compston
Control rooms in retail stores and malls are not designed for all checkouts to be monitored simultaneously for theft. Stoplift’s ScanItAll captures all incidents of unscanned items in the cloud for retailers to see on CCTV video.
ColoRadio (radio stations throughout SouthWest and Rockies), March 24, 2015,
Your Moment in Health, interview by Jay Melnick
Fitness Guru Mike Chang talks about his fitness videos, that you watch from your smart phone, to burn belly fat.
BeautyTodayOnline, March 4, 2015, The #1 Worst Ab Exercise by Mike Chang
YouTube fitness guru Mike Chang explodes myths on what works to build six pack abs – and what does not.
Staying Young, syndicated radio show (40 stations), February 25, 2015
Mike Chang, founder of Mike Chang Fitness, tells Dr. Judy Gaman, how anyone can build lean muscle and get rid of belly fat in three short workouts a week, at home through his videos on their smart phone or tablet.
TechCrunch, February 24, 2015, StopLift Watches You at the Self-Checkout by John Biggs
If you’ve ever robbed a supermarket and written about it, think twice about trying it again. Malay Kundu’s service StopLift is watching. StopLift is a combination camera/image detection system; it watches self- and staffed checkout systems for signs of theft and “sweethearting” (when cashier lets folks walk away with stuff).
Inspiyr, February 19, 2015, 21 Reasons Why Soda is Killing You
YouTube fitness Celebrity Mike Chang says soda keeps you from drinking water and hydrating your body. It can also cause liver and kidney problem.
Pittsburgh Better Times, February 12, 2015, 2015 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
City Lips Collagen Lip Plumping Treatment gives women fuller lips with lasting results.
Advice Sisters, February 12, 2015, Beautify Your Lips Fast and Fabulously
by Alison Blackman
I tried two colors of City Lips, and saw a little plump instantly. They’re also great as hydrating, plumping glosses.
Texas Lifestyle Magazine, February 10, 2015, 2015 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Try City Lips for an injection-free full lip.
Inspiyr, February 9, 2015, 30 Things Nutrition Experts Wish You Would Stop Saying
About Food by Sammy Nickalls
Fitness guru Mike Chang says it’s a myth that eating before bedtime causes weight gain, when your body breaks it down during sleep and heals your body for the next day’s activities.
Shortcut Saver, January 28, 2015, 2015 Valentine’s Day Guide
City Lash Eyelash Enhancer and City Face Anti-Aging Moisturizer make great gifts.
Newsday, January 26, 2015, Beauty Spot by Joseph V. Amodio
City Face skin remodeler reduces the depth and surface area of wrinkles within
Vertical Systems Reseller, January 23, 2015, Four Ways to Sell Physical Security
by Julie Ritzer Ross
Malay Kundu, founder and CEO, StopLift advises retailers to determine what causes shrink, e.g., scanner avoidance, sweethearting, and concealment of merchandise on the bottom racks of shopping carts.
Vertical Systems Reseller, January 23, 2015, 2015 Industry Outlook: 46 Ideas
from Channel Leaders
Malay Kundu, Founder & CEO, StopLift: SaaS is here to stay. Embrace it, love it, live it. Overall, it’s better for everyone in the ecosystem — ISVs, resellers, and end users.
Vertical Systems Reseller, January 14, 2015, NRF 2015: Channel Insights from
the Front Lines | News
StopLift technology has detected an astounding 1,000,000 unscanned items, both at manned and self-checkouts around the world.
Boston Sunday Globe, Travel, January 11, 2015, Here, There and Everywhere
by Kari Bodnarchuk: A Briefcase that does some footwork en route
Carry your laptop and other important travel items in a briefcase that doubles as a massage tool with LEGGAGE.
BeautyNewsNYC, January 2015, Beauty and the Best
Make your pout fuller as you kiss 2014 good-bye with CITY LIPS lip plumper.
Car Wash Magazine, Winter 2014, A Marketing Success Story
When Mike’s Carwash wanted to split its family-owned carwash chain into two companies, it turned to BrandEquity to enable the two new companies to have a brand identity that balanced distinctiveness with familiarity.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 17, 2014, Jessica Shops by Jessica Dauler
City Cosmetics: The beauty company has three products that are popular among cosmetics fans this year: City Lash eyelash enhancer, City Face collagen restoration cream and City Lips lip plumper.
LA Splash, December 10, 2014, Holiday Gift Guide 2014
Six Pack Shortcuts enables you to burn belly fat and build six pack abs through videos on your smart phone or tablet.
Pittsburgh Better Times, December 5, 2014, Holiday Gift Guide
CITY LASH increases your lash line by up to 72% with no side effects, using clinically proven ingredients and the newest lash treatment technology.
Ultimate Skin Care and Beaute Report, December 2, 2014, Six Pack Shortcuts with
Mike Chang of Mike Chang Fitness
Mary Winkenwerder, Founder, Editor, Ultimate Skincare & Beaute Report WebTV and Blog, talks to fitness guru Mike Chang about his Six Pack Shortcuts regimen to get rid of
belly fat through the “afterburn effect”.
Inspiyr, December 1, 2014, 53 Surprising Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat
Trainer Mike Chang has one of the top fitness YouTube channels
(www.youtube.com/user/sixpackshortcuts) with proven expertise in getting rid of belly fat.
Security Middle East, November-December 2014, The Future of Analytics
by Tim Compston
Demonstrating just how far the potential to detect criminal actions, and errors, around the retail point of sale area has come is the software-based checkout vision system pioneered by StopLift.
Realtors.org, November 25, 2014, Everything About a Home – in the Cloud
Jack Huntress created HomeBinder, a cloud-based platform to store online all the information you need about a home you want to buy.
PointofSale.com, November 24, 2014, Five-feathered discount? Turkeys get swiped,
Supermarkets and retailers have implemented StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, whose technology detects unpaid merchandise - including Thanksgiving turkeys - on the conveyor belt, in the shopping cart, or reusable bag at both the manned and self-checkout. See these real StopLift videos of turkeys being sweethearted at supermarkets around the U.S. http://youtu.be/VhzJpSMkzf0
BeautyInfoZone, November 8, 2014, Plump without Pain with City Lips
CityLips is one of the original lip plumpers that doesn’t burn or tingle. It locks in the moisture in your lips.
International Carwash Association Magazine, November 5, 2014, Carwash chain rebrands as two companies - two brothers, two logos, one history
Mike’s Carwash engaged BrandEquity to rebrand its carwash business as two companies, with similar but distinct identities.
Boston Sunday Globe, “Names”, November 2, 2014, Doing their part for good causes,
Dr. Atul Gawande, author of the bestselling “Being Mortal” and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was the featured speaker at the sold-out Good Shepherd Institute Dinner, devoted to end-of-life education, training, and research, a benefit for the
Newton-based Good Shepherd Community Care.
Downing & Downing Daily, October 31, 2014, Watch pumpkins, Halloween costumes and candy stolen at the checkout
This video shows 4 REAL incidents around the country that StopLift captured of unscanned pumpkins, Halloween costumes, candy, and more pumpkins at supermarkets around the U.S.
CNBC, October 14, 2014, Modern luggage: Bulletproof, foot massagers & more
Laptop watching other passengers try to stretch their legs while their laptop cases were stored beneath the seats gave Jin Kaur, now president and co-founder of LEGGAGE, the idea to create a laptop case that could also serve as a foot rest and foot massager.
LA Splash, October 10, 2014, Burn Belly Fat and Build Six Pack Abs – Using a Smartphone Men and women can build six pack abs, increase your fat burn and lean muscle growth – with your mobile device, on the go, or while you're traveling with Six Pack Shortcuts.
The Fashionable Housewife, October 9, 2014, Prepare Your Skin For Winter With City Face Anti-Aging Moisturizer
City Face, the anti-aging moisturizer that everyone is raving about.
Silicon India, October, CEO Spotlight, The Next-gen High Bandwidth: A Game Changer – Malay Kundu, Founder & CEO, StopLift Checkout Vision Systems
From where we sit at the intersection of the POS (Point-of-Sale) and Video Security markets, the hottest trends are related to the growth of IP video, video analytics and self-checkouts.
Here and Now (National Public Radio (400 stations), September 23, 2014, Philippine President on Global Security, Climate Change
Benigno Aquino, III, President of the Philippines, in an exclusive interview with Jeremy Hobson during a Boston visit, discusses how his country and the world must take a more active role in addressing climate change. He also discussed the threat from China to the Philippines.
Coolest-Gadgets, September 17, 2014, The Leggage laptop case is a must-have
for frequent flyers
If you’ve ever had to do a lot of traveling by plane, you know how hard it can be on your body. One way of doing just that is getting the Leggage Laptop Case.
Bootcamp.com, September 11, 2014, Teacher, inspired by Shark Tank, invents massaging laptop case: Leggage by Fred Fishkin
Leggage was designed to let you massage your tired feet on a uniquely designed laptop case.
RedFerret, September 1, 2014, Laptop Case – the bag that comes with its own
foot massage service
Do you have bad feet? Do they hurt after a long day? Or in the middle of the day? Or just all the time? If you wish you had a way to massage your feet with you at all times, then the Leggage Laptop Case is the case for you.
CNET.com, August 21, 2014, Leggage: A Laptop Case That Massages Your Tired Feet
by Amanda Kooser
The Leggage laptop case will appeal to the kind of person who isn't afraid to whip off their shoes in the middle of a flight, slide their laptop case out from the seat in front of them, and rub their feet all over the top of it. There is some thought behind the massage madness.
LPPortal.com, August 19, 2014, StopLift Checkout Vision Systems Wins RSPA Award for Most Innovative Software
This year’s Retail Solution Providers Association (RSPA) award for Most Innovative Software across the retail industry has gone to a company focusing specifically on Loss Prevention. Malay Kundu, Founder and CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, has won the Innovative Solution Award for the Best Software Application at the Innovation Solution Awards sponsored by the RSPA.
The Examiner, August 13, 2014, The Solution for Those Long Flights by Marie DeWolfe
Sitting during long flights can be bad for your circulation. Leggage resolves this problem. It is a laptop case with a built-in foot massager, comfortable for resting your feet as well as massaging them at home.
Boston Business Journal, August 12, 2014, Malay Kundu: People on the Move
Malay Kundu, founder and CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, has won the Innovative Solution Award for Best Software Application, sponsored by the Retail Solution Providers Association.
RetailFraud, August 8, 2014, ShortList Announced for Retail Fraud Awards in the UK
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems has been shortlisted for the Retail Fraud Awards in the UK for “Most Innovative InStore Surveillance”.
Vertical Systems Reseller, August, 2014, The 2014 Innovative Solution Awards
by Lisa Terry
Malay Kundu, Founder and CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, has won the annual 2014 Innovative Solution Award — a collaboration between VSR Magazine and the Retail Solutions Providers Association. Kundu won the Software Application Award for ScanItAll, a solution that uses computer vision technology to interpret cashier and customer body motions at the checkout to detect scan avoidance.
DixielandReviews, July 30, 2014, Are you a frequent flyer? Or do you take long flights?
Let me introduce you to Leggage, by Marie DeWolfe
The first thing that impressed me when I got mine was the perfect size for my laptop. I also love how Leggage attaches to my luggage. But the best feature is that it massages your feet.
Metropolitan Report, July 14, 2014, Is This a Miracle Cure for Blemished Skin?
By Michael Hepworth
I can only say that after a few weeks of the program with Smooth 8 my skin did tend to have a glow about it that people actually mentioned— I am suitably impressed.
Hampton Sheet, July 2014, Hot Picks
Regain years of beauty in just 60 days with City Cosmetics’ City Face skin remodeler.
Chain Store Age, June-July, 2014, Checking It Out by Dan Berthiaume
Dan Haworth, Director of Loss Prevention at the Woods Supermarket chain in Bolivar, MO, said that StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ ScanItAll technology prevented so much point-of-sale loss at the manned and self-checkout that Woods achieved ROI within two months of chainwide implementation.
Beautereport.com, June 26, 2014, CELLUMATRIX Show with Jen Edgerton of
City Cosmetics, interview with Mary Winkenwerder.
Surveillance Now app (UK), June 25, 2014, Retail Realities: Facing Up to Insider Crime
by Timothy Compston
Malay Kundu is founder of StopLift’s ScanItAll solution, which automatically analyzes CCTV video to interpret the behavior of a cashier and customer and the handling of individual items moving through both the manned and self-checkout.
PerfectSkinToday, June 15, 2014, Smooth8 Cleansing Water Promises to Clear the Skin by Michael Hepworth
Smooth 8 cleansing water made my skin glow, and people noticed. It also boosts energy, neutralizes acidity in any beverage, and stimulates weight loss.
MomTrends, May 20, 2014, Best of Beauty, May 20, 2014 by Kristin Swenson
Here are some fabulous anti-aging superstars that I’ve been lucky enough to test out recently, including City Face collagen restorer.
LA-Story.com, May 9, 2014, Cool Gifts for Everyone on your Gift List, Dads, Grads, Brides, Moms and Birthdays by Stevie Wilson
City Face moisturizer, from City Cosmetics, is a product suitable for anyone and restores skin’s youthful firmness.
LASplash.com Health and Beauty Guide, May 8, 2014, Mother's Day Health & Beauty Gifts City Lash eyelash enhancer and City Face skin remodeler, from City Cosmetics, make perfect Mother’s Day gifts.
TrendLuxury.com, May 5, 2014, Mother’s Day Gift Guide City Face skin remodeler,
from City Cosmetics, will give you a youthful glowing complexion.
BeauteReport, May 1, 2014, Eight Fab Finds for the Urban Mom
Collagen boosting is the first priority of City Face from City Cosmetics.
The Doctors (nationally syndicated television show), April 28, 2014, 1,000th Episode
City Cosmetics gave away City Lash eyelash enhancer and City Lips lip plumper, which will give you the Angelina Jolie pout. Every member of the audience received samples.
PointofSale News, April 25, 2014, Self-Checkout, Too Easy to Steal? By Malay Kundu
At StopLift, we are receiving many more requests for our self-checkout video analytics for finding theft and fraud at the self-checkout, in particular detecting merchandise leaving the store with customers unscanned.
Hospice and Palliative Care News, March 24, 2014, Pioneering Massachusetts Hospice Aims to Distinguish Itself in Its Service Area With New Name and Logo Reflecting New Initiatives and Growth
Good Shepherd Community Care was given a new name and logo by BrandEquity
of Newton, MA.
TheFashionableHousewife, March 14, 2014, Dietary Supplement to Lose Weight, Get More Energy and Clear Acne by Sarah Ballard
For anyone health-conscious, Smooth 8 is an excellent product. No fuss, no muss, just put a few drops in your water or whatever beverage you are drinking.
Security Director News, February 24, 2014, Self-checkouts and Theft by Amy Canfield
Self-checkouts are open to abuse, and some stores are doing away with the theft-ridden understaffed checkouts, according to Malay Kundu, Founder of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems.
Chain Store Age, February 20, 2014, StopLift Introduces Self-Checkout Security Tool
by Dan Berthiaume
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems is introducing the Self-Checkout Accelerator, which immediately flags unscanned merchandise at the checkout, alerts the attendant before the customer leaves, and prevent false alerts and interventions.
LA Splash Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, February 7, 2014, Enhance And Thicken Your Eyelashes By Up To 72% With No Side Effects
City Lash increases your lash line by up to 72% with no side effects, using clinically proven ingredients and the newest lash treatment technology.
NRF SmartBrief, February 4, 2014, Mass. Grocers Remove Self-Checkout to Reduce Shoplifting, Telegram & Gazette (Source, Worcester, MA)
D-D Daily, January 28, 2014, Self-checkout Aisles, a Gift to Shoplifters – StopLift Software making an Impact at the Register Lines
StopLift technology is detecting as much as five times more theft in self-checkout as manned checkout, because customers do not scan merchandise. (Source: Worcester Telegram and Gazette)
Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Sunday Business Magazine (cover), January 26, 2014, Self-Checkout Aisles, a Gift to Shoplifters by Monica Akhtar
“Scan avoidance is the dirty little secret in retail theft,” said Sherry Alpert, spokeswoman for StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, which specializes in preventing retail theft. Retailers, including some with stores in Central Massachusetts, are removing the machines altogether, or installing surveillance systems or adding staff to catch the retail thieves.
HAPPI (Houshold and Personal Products Industry), January 13, 2014, Better Skin by Way of Water? By Melissa Meisel
Smooth 8 removes acids and toxins from your body through a revolutionary alkalizing system that clears your skin. It also purifies water, boosts energy, stimulates weight loss and kills the acidity in any beverage.
The Jordan Rich Show, WBZ, January 4, 2014, Interview with Tim Boon,
Good Shepherd Community Care
Jordan Rich interviews Tim Boon, President of Good Shepherd Community Care, about why it rebranded, its unique pediatric palliative program, Krug Zaboty for Russian speakers, and new Institute.
WBZ Radio, December 23, 2013, Nightside with Dan Rea
Tim Boon, President and CEO of Good Shepherd Community Care, spends the hour with Guest Host Todd Feinburg discussing the hospice’s rebranding by BrandEquity, the growing need for hospice, its Pedi-Pal program, program for Russian speaking citizens, and new Good Shepherd Institute, with callers around the country asking questions and/or discussing hospice experiences.
Progressive Grocer, December 18, 2013, Scan Avoidance Tech Saves 2 Grocers
Bundles of Cash
StopLift ScanItAll has enabled two grocers to significantly cut their losses at both manned and self-checkout: Woods Supermarkets, based in Sedalia, MO, and Vicente’s Tropic Foods and Brockton, MA.
Vertical Systems Reseller, December 17, 2013, Top Physical Security Trends
by Julie Ritzer Ross
Video analytics are now being put to work on the operation improvements side in retail, such as shopping patterns in stores, says Malay Kundu, Founder and CEO, StopLift.
LASplash, December 15, 2013, City Lash and City Lips, Holiday Gift Guide, Beauty Guide.
ENTRÉE Magazine, December 2013, Guide for International Travelers, Gift Guide
City Days Moisturizer and City Nights Restorative Serum keep your wrinkles at bay.
Strategic Healthcare Marketing, December 2013, Turning a House of Brands into a Branded House by Cheryl Haas
BrandEquity, Newton, MA, turned the former Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center from a “house of brands” to a “branded house” by rebranding the multi-faceted healthcare organization as Greenville Health System and redesigning its 40 different logo variations into a streamlined logo.
Sheen Magazine, November-December 2013, Spotlight “Must Haves”
City Lash and Smooth 8 Cleansing Water.
American Express Open Forum, November 25, 2013, Are You Ready for a Brand Spinoff by Mark Henricks
Ted Selame, president of Newton, Massachusetts, marketing firm BrandEquity, which worked with Levi’s on its retail brand spinoff, said that spinoff retailers work when large numbers of customers already know and like the products.
The Sunday Enterprise, November 24, 2013, Brockton Food Market Goes High Tech to Battle Losses by Dafney Tales – computer detects mistakes made at checkout
Vicente’s Tropical Supermarket, Brockton, has saved $75,000 in a year with StopLift’s “sweethearting” detection system, which catches theft and inadvertent unscanned items.
TheReviewChic, November 18, 2013, Control Your TV with MyTVChoice
Dreaming of a way to bypass commercials during your favorite award show or a must see football game? The dream has become reality with the MyTVChoice ad-skipping device.
The Holistic Health Show with Dr. Carl Helvie, November 13, 2013
Keven Suttle discusses the multiple health benefits of his Smooth 8 cleansing water.
Communications Daily, November 8, 2013, Broadcast
A new MyTVChoice ad-skipping device automatically switches live TV to another channel of the viewer’s choice when a commercial comes on during live TV sports, and switches back when the ads are over.
BrokeButBougie, November 7, 2013, City Lash.
Whole Foods, November 2013, Bringing Up Beverages by Tim Person
Keven Suttle of Smooth 8 says his drink add-in gives users a daily dose of antioxidants, which boost energy and eliminate acidity in the body.
FairStreet.com, October 30, 2013, Investors and Innovators Series: Rich Theriault Knocks Out Annoying Ads by Lyneka Little
Commercials during live TV sports are annoying. And, that’s why tech veteran Rich Theriault wants to solve live television’s biggest problem using the app MyTVChoice.
Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2013, Alkaline Diet Claims Get Sour Response from Doctors, by Chris Woolsten
Keven Suttle, founder of Smooth 8 Cleansing Water, says that his drops neutralize body acidity and flush acid and toxins from the body, preventing acid reflux. Acid-causing foods also lead to obesity, because the body adds layers of fat to protect itself.
Boston Globe South, October 10, 2013, Photo Contest Winner
Malay Kundu won first place for his photo “Summertime” in the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest photo contest. He is founder and CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, which uses video recognition technology to detect theft at supermarkets and retail store checkouts.
Lexington Minuteman, October 10, 2013, Lexingtonian Wins First Place
Malay Kundu of Lexington won first place for his photo “Summertime” in the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest photo contest. He is Founder and CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, Cambridge.
Old Colony Memorial, October 9, 2013, Photo Contest Winner Named
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, won first place for his photo “Summertime” in the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest photo contest.
Carver Reporter, October 9, 2013, Myles Standish Photo Contest Winner Named
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, won first place for his photo “Summertime” in the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest photo contest.
Griffin Report of Food Marketing, September 2013, Security Expert Finds New Technology to Curt Self-Checkout Theft
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ technology has found shoplifting is up to five times more prevalent at the self-checkout than at the manned checkout.
CelebrityCafe, September 26, 2013, City Lash, Author Rating: 5.0 Stars – I loved It!
You can have beautiful lush eyelashes even if you have the most sensitive skin and eyes. City Lash will increase your lash line by up to 72%, with no harsh chemicals that can cause irritation, redness and discoloration.
BestStuff.com, September 24, 2013, Review: MyTVChoice
MyTVChoice and app cuts out the commercials on live TV shows and gets right to the programming. We used it during the Emmy Awards, and it worked like a charm. You can cut out the commercials during all live national NFL games and other sports, programming your TV to an alternate channel of your choice, even music.
PointofSale.com, September 23, 2013, Overhead Video Helps Stop Shoplifting
Reseller Michael Smith, President, American Video Alarm Inc., has sold the StopLift Scan-It-All system to retailers and supermarkets for four years to “plug the proverbial last hole” at their manned and self-checkouts.
CertifiedFabulous, September 23, 2013, An Easy & Inexpensive Detox Body Cleanse
Smooth 8 cleared up my skin, reduced stomach acidity from coffee, helped detoxify mybody and gave me a daily dose of antioxidants.
MomTrends, September 19, 2013, Fall Skin Clearing Favorites
One of our favorite new products to treat the skin from the inside out is Smooth 8, a revolutionary new alkalizing system, which stimulates weight loss, purifies water, boosts your energy, kills acidity in any beverage, prevents acid reflux and improves your skin.
GeekDad, September 13, 2013, Sports Geek Approved: MyTVChoice by Tony Sims
Flipping channels manually is so last season. MyTVChoice is the first technology that allows you to skip commercials on games and popular shows you want to watch live.
Marketing Healthcare Today, September 12, 2013, Rebranding of Greenville Health System by Sherry Alpert
How Greenville Health System evolved from a House of Brands to a branded house through BrandEquity, which has created new brand identity for academic medical centers and healthcare organizations.
Perilously Pale, September 12, 2013, City Lips Original Formula Lip Plumper Review
by Christa Potter
She found that City Lips made her lips plumper, more moist, and reduced her lip lines. She also likes the various colors available.
SmithReports, September 2, 2013, Grow Your Own with City Lash
Think of CityLash serum as Miracle-Gro for your lashes.
OnMilwaukee.com, September 2, 2013, Business Development Director
Chris Haworth of Whitefish Bay has been named the new director of business development at Out of Home America Wilkins Media.
GearDiary, September 1, 2013, MyChoiceTV Review – How to Watch Live TV
Are you a sports fan who can’t stand sitting through annoying TV commercials? Or are you afraid of your children seeing some of the more explicit commercials airing these days? MyTVChoice monitors the live broadcast and automatically switches to your designated “safe” channel whenever your preferred program goes to a commercial.
Ocean Magazine, Fall 2013, Best of Beauty Awards, City Lash
Greenville Business Journal, August 30, 2013, Upstate Outdoor Media Acquired
by National Company
Upstate Outdoor Media has been acquired by Out of Home America Wilkins Media.
DailyDOOH.com, August 29, 2013, OOHA Wilkins Acquires Upstate Outdoor Media
by Gail Chaisson
Out of Home America Wilkins Media has acquired Upstate Outdoor Media LLC in Greenville, South Carolina.
Greenville News, August 28, 2013, Greenville Media Agency Acquired by
Greenville, NC-based Upstate Outdoor Media, LLC has been acquired by Out of Home America Wilkins Media based in Hartford, Connecticut.
BizTimes.com, August 22, 2013, Chris Haworth takes over as business development director at Out of Home America Wilkins Media.
Hartford Business Journal, August 22, 2013, OOHA Wilkins Inks Third Acquisition
in Past Year
East Hartford advertising agency Out of Home America Wilkins Media said it has acquired a South Carolina agency, its third deal in 10 months.
Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 8, 2013, Purify Your Life
Smooth 8 Cleansing Water is a revolutionary new alkalizing system that purifies water, boosts your energy, stimulates weight loss, kills the acidity in any beverage, and improves your skin.
JessicaShops.com, August 8, 2012, Smooth 8 Cleansing Water
Smooth 8 Cleansing Water, a revolutionary new alkalizing system, purifies water, boosts your energy, stimulates weight loss, kills the acidity in any beverage, and improves your skin.
HealthLeaders, August 7, 2013, Rebranding Helps Sharpen Marketing Strategy
by Jacqueline Fellows
Greenville Health System launched its new brand and identity, thanks to BrandEquity, after finding that it had more than 30 different logos and was a “house of brands” rather than a “branded house”.
BeautyBlitz, August 4, 2013, City Cosmetics’ City Lash
Are your lashes thin or prone to breakage? City Lash can increase your lash line up to 72%, stimulating growth and extending the life of your lashes.
Milwaukee Journal-Constitution, August 2, 2013, New Faces / New Places
Out of Home America Wilkins Media, Germantown, named Chris Haworth as director of business development.
TheLaughingMedusa.com, August 1, 2013, Rave Review / Boost Your Energy with
Smooth8 by Sarah Lambert
These miraculous drops alkalize any beverage they’re added to, which in turn helps to decrease stomach acidity. This has a whole host of benefits, including increased energy, clearer skin, detoxification, and the promotion of weight loss.
Tech Talk With Craig Peterson, July 21, 2013, Bunk1 Founder Lets Kids at Summer Camp Connect with Parents through Technology
Bunk1.com Founder Ari Ackerman enables parents to see pictures of their kids at camp and send them one-way “Bunk Notes” emails.
BeautyBlitz, July 19, 2013, Smooth 8 Cleansing Water
Clear skin is a byproduct of detoxification. Smooth 8 Cleansing Water is an alkalizing system that purifies water, boosts energy and kills the acidity in any beverage. Once stored toxins are removed, blemishes can fade.
NewBeauty, July 17, 2013, City Lash Lash Growth Enhancer
This natural and fragrance-free formula stimulates eyelash growth and extends the natural life cycle of your lashes.
PerilouslyPale, July 10, 2013, City Lash Lash Growth Enhancer Review by Christa Potter
I have been testing out the new CityLash Lash Growth Enhancer. And if I am to go by the sudden increase in compliments on my (what I’ve always considered skimpy) lashes I would have to say it does work.
San Diego Union-Tribune, June 14, Checkout Fraud Evokes New Solution
by Katherine Poythress
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, on exhibit at the National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Expo in San Diego, aims to cut losses from checkout fraud.
GorgeouslyGreen, June 11, 2013, New from the Experts by Sophie Uliano
Alkalinity is the panacea of all ills. Smooth 8 is alkaline drops, which you simply drop into whichever beverage you’re sipping, including coffee and wine.
Hampton Sheet, June 2013, Hot Tips
Emmi-dent is the first motionless ultrasonic toothbrush. Used with its nonabrasive toothpaste, it kills bacteria, removes stains, and protects enamel.
Mamabreak, May 27, 2013, CityLash Review by Jonna Ziniel
Are you wanting longer lashes? CityLash did make my lashes appear thicker and a little longer after 30 days of use.
Jewish Advocate, May 23, 2013, Roberta Sydney Transforms Cambridge
Roberta Sydney, President of Sydney Associates, is transforming a Cambridge eyesore into a landmark retail center by year’s end.
Banker & Tradesman, May 24, 2013, Former Fresh Pond Seafood Site to Become
Sydney Associates of Brookline and Spellman Ventures of Natick are developing the former Fresh Pond Seafood site into a landmark community retail center.
New England Real Estate Journal, May 23, 2013, Sydney Associates and Spellman Ventures break ground on $2 million landmark retail center
Sydney Associates, Inc. of Brookline and Spellman Ventures of Natick are developing a new 12,000 s/f brick building at the former Fresh Pond Seafood site. Cambridge city officials endorsed the project at the Groundbreaking.
Cambridge Chronicle & Tab, May 23, 2013, Groundbreaking Held for New Commercial Space Near Fresh Pond
Sydney Associates of Brookline is developing the former Fresh Pond Seafood site into a landmark community retail center by the end of the year.
CertifiedFabulous, May 20, 2013, A Voluptuous Pouty Pucker
City Lips lip plumper conditions your lips, keeps them moisturized and plumps them up.
Hartford Courant, May 17, 2013, Hartford Rock Station Hooks Up “Now Playing” Billboard by Brian Dowling
A digital billboard just outside Hartford is hooked up to WCCC-FM, telling you what song is playing in real time. Out of Home America/Wilkins arranged for the billboard and provided the technology.
KUAF (National Public Radio, 10-minute story), May 15, 2013, New Instore Retail Technologies Encourage – and Deter – Theft by Jacqueline Froelich
NCR is installing self-checkout lanes at Walmart, and StopLift Checkout Vision Systems is providing NCR with security solutions, including realtime video surveillance and preventing false alerts. StopLift CEO Malay Kundu sees up to five times more self-checkout than manned checkout theft.
BeckersHealthcareReview, May 9, 2013, Bringing a House of Brands under One Roof: Greenville Health System Case Study by Heather Punke
Greenville Health System was a house of brands before Brand Equity of Newton, MA made it a branded house.
CertifiedFabulous, May 9, 2013, Boost Mom’s Confidence with these Must Have Products
CityLash is a lash growth enhancer that works.
BBJ Real Estate Daily, May 7, 2013, Shuttered Cambridge Seafood Shop to be Replaced with Mini Mall by Thomas Grillo, Real Estate Editor, Boston Business Journal
Ground was broken today for a 12,000 square-foot retail building at the former Fresh Pond Seafood Store, a favorite stop for Julia Child. Sydney Associates and Spellman Ventures of Natick are co-developers.
TrendLuxury.com, May 7, 2013, Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013
Mrs. Glamour Queen: CITY Lash: Grow sexy lashes without side effects and irritating mineral oils. CITY Lips Advanced Formula Lip Plumper: Once you apply City Lips, your lips will begin to absorb moisture and get fuller.
Stores, May 2013, Check Again - Woods Supermarket Dramatically Reduces Unscanned Items by David P. Schulz
Woods Supermarkets in Missouri uses technology from StopLift Checkout Vision Systems at self-checkouts, cutting unscanned items by 90%.
SniffingforSavings, April 29, 2013, City Lash Review by Julia Potvin
Around the 30th day of using City Lash, I noticed that my eyelashes were darker without mascara. Then I realized they were thicker. I’m impressed with the results.
ChicagoTribune.com, April 29, 2013, Mascara Madness by Lisa Schryer
Natalie Hernandez, beauty advisor to City Cosmetics, advises you to choose a mascara based on your coloring and how your lashes measure up to the desired effect.
New York Times, April 14, 2013, Media & Advertising, Accounts and People of Note
in the Advertising Industry
Out of Home America Wilkins Media, East Hartford, CT, acquired and absorbed Outdoor First, Milwaukee.
CurlyGirlBraidsandMoreBlog, April 14, 2013, CITY LASH REVIEW
The City Lash product has made my eye lashes alot thicker and fuller. Thank you so much, City Lash.
GameOnMom!, April 9, 2013, CITY Lash for Lusher Lash Love by Melanie Scout
I recently had the chance to try CITY Lash. I was concerned that this treatment would irritate my sensitive eyes, but it didn’t. My results are noticeable, and I’m very pleased.
SimplyMe, April 8, 2013, CITY Lash Review by Savannah Miller
I never knew there was a product to make my lashes longer…I’m so amazed by my results. Thank you CITY Lash for giving me the eyelashes I’ve always dreamed of having.
Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee, April 5, 2013, Outdoor First Sold to Connecticut Firm by Rich Kirchen
Ourdoor First, Inc., a Germantown media-buying agency specializing in outdoor venues, said it has been sold to Out of Home America Wilkins Media.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 5, 2013, Advertising Company Outdoor First
Sold to Connecticut Firm
Outdoor First, Inc., a Germantown-based media buying agency specializing in billboards and other outside-the-home advertising, has been acquired by Out of Home America Wilkins Media in East Hartford, CT.
Hartford Courant, April 4, 2013, East Hartford Outdoor Advertising Firm
Acquires Milwaukee Firm
Out of Home America Wilkins Media of East Hartford has acquired Milwaukee-based Outdoor First Inc., expanding its footprint in the Midwest. This is its second acquisition in six months.
CakeMom, April 3, 2013, CITY LASH Review and Giveaway
CITY Cosmetics are designed to enhance your natural beauty and give you the type of results you'd find in a doctor's office without the expense, pain, or risk associated with surgery, outpatient procedures, or prescription treatments. CITY Lash increases your lash line by up to 72% with no side effects, using clinically proven ingredients and the newest lash treatment technology.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 3, 2013, Giant Eagle Fine Tunes Its Self-Checkout Procedures by Teresa F. Lindeman
Malay Kundu, Founder of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, said that many retail chains use loyalty cards as a way to clamp down on theft, but that StopLift’s data show 45% of customers who steal, leaving unscanned items in their baskets or by just pretending to scan items, voluntarily use their loyalty cards.
CertifiedFabulous, April 2, 2013, Save Skin from Even the Harshest City
by Charle Elizabeth
With the right routine, anything’s possible! dmSkincare's line of paraben-, phthalate-, sulfate- and petroleum-free skincare products can help repair and replenish skin without adding more harmful chemicals. I got to try dmSkincare’s Retinyl enzyme treatment, and I could feel a difference in my skin after only one use.
Shelby Report of the West, April 2013, StopLift Helps Prevent False Alerts and Theft
StopLift’s new Accelerator can report real-time alerts for theft, yet prevent false alerts.
RISNews, March 27, 2013, How E-mail Shopper Profiling Can Boost Revenue
by Mike Iarrobino
Iarrobino, product manager at FreshAddress, says the firm’s new email metric creates “shopper profiles” for retailers by measuring the likelihood of customer spending through targeted email offers.
eHow.com, March 26, 2013, 8 Ways You Can Pull Off Colors
If you wear pastel colors and shades in your makeup, be sure that they are soft and light, says Claire Atwood, makeup artist and beauty expert for CITY Cosmetics.
RetailFraud (UK), March 25, 2013, Help Yourself-scan
Technology by StopLift, which is currently used in Tesco stores throughout Europe and the UK, has found that ‘sweethearting’ is more likely to happen in the self-checkout lane, with more than 650,000 reported incidents.
HangingofftheWire, March 22, 2013, City Lash
City Lash increases your lash line by up to 72% with no side effects, using clinically proven ingredients and the newest lash treatment technology.
JenniferWorldReviews, March 20, 2013, Review CityLash
City Lash works for me. I can see the difference. And no burning or chemicals in my eyes.
Luxury Beauty Products, March 12, 2013, City Lash Eyelash Growth
CITY Lash increases your lash line by up to 72% with no side effects, using clinically proven ingredients and the newest lash treatment technology.
Splash Magazines, March 11, 2013, A Real ‘Eye Opener’: New Eyelash Enhancer Increases Lash Line up to 72% with No Side Effects
CITY Lash increases your lash line by up to 72% with no side effects, using clinically proven ingredients and the newest lash treatment technology.
BostonBusinessJournal.com, March 6, 2013, FreshAddress Launches New Product to Help Retailers Categorize Customer Emails
FreshAddress has launched eSpend Score, a new product aimed at tracking and categorizing customers’ emails for retailers.
Retail Touchpoints, March 4, 2013, StopLift Scan Avoidance Technology Helps Prevent Loss at the Checkout
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems incorporates ScanItAll software-based scan avoidance technology which analyzes CCTV video from existing in-store cameras to detect various forms of theft at both manned and self-checkout POS lanes.
Grocery Headquarters, March 1, 2013, A Game of Cat and Mouse by Carol Radice Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift, is seeing more opportunity for theft to occur at self-checkouts. His new self-checkout Accelerator is designed for real-time reporting on self-checkout theft and other scan avoidance, prevents false alerts and immediately flags unscanned merchandise at the checkout.
Shelby Report of the SouthWest, March 2013, StopLift Checkout Accelerator Helps Retailers Flag Unscanned Merchandise in Real Time
Retail chains can now receive real-time reporting on scan avoidance, prevent false alerts and improve customer service at the self-checkout, with StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ new Self-checkout Accelerator.
Emarketingandcommerce.com, February 22, 2013, FreshAddress Launches Email Scoring and Segmentation Service
FreshAddress has launched eSpend Score, an email scoring and segmentation service, to allow markets to target top spenders at their active email addresses and convince them to spend more.
RetailWire, February 21, 2013, New Email Metric Enables “Shopper Profiling” to Boost Retailers’ Revenue
FreshAddress, Inc., the premier provider of email database services, has launched eSpend Score, which scores retailers’ customer email addresses based on email engagement, purchase, and financial data.
PointofSale.com, February 12, 2013, “Sweethearting” Not Romantic for Retailers at Valentine’s Day by Sherry Alpert
“Sweethearting”, when cashiers or customers pretend to scan merchandise but deliberately bypass the checkout, is one of retailers’ worst nightmares.
StopLift Checkout Visions Systems’ Scan-It-All video recognition technology detects sweethearting and accidental scan avoidance at both manned and self-checkout.
FMI Daily Lead, February 6, 2013, Woods Supermarket Taps StopLift to Trim
A video analytics system by StopLift Checkout Vision Systems is being used by Woods Supermarkets to decrease shrinkage in the self-checkout lanes.
Supermarket News, February 4, 2013, Woods’ System Addresses Shrink at
Self-Checkout by Michael Garry
StopLift’s technology detects shrink at the self-checkout, and Woods Supermarkets is successfully using it to reduce shrink and train attendants.
Dermascope, February 2013, Eye-Radiance K’reme
Eye-radiance K’reme by Dermamed Solutions removes dark circles and puffiness beneath the eyes.
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, February 2013, Hello, Bright Eyes
DermaMed Solutions’ eye-radiance K’reme removes dark circles and puffiness
beneath the eyes.
SkinInc., February 2013, DermaMed Solutions dmSkincare’s eye-radiance K’reme
Reduces and lightens dark pigments under the eyes.
Elevate Magazine, January-February 2013, Hot Pick
Even with sensitive teeth and gums, you can use Emmi-dent, with ultrasonic technology and motionless brushing.
Boston Globe, Obituaries January 31, 2013, Stanley Shmishkiss, Leader of
Cancer Society Board
When Stanley Shmishkiss was the American Cancer Society’s national board chairman, he knew his pitch to Walt Disney’s widow, Lillian, was going well when she invited him into her Hollywood home to see Disney’s seven tiny Oscars for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
SupermarketNews.com, January 30, 2013, Woods Cuts POS Losses with Video Analytics by Michael Garry
Woods has saved a significant amount of money in self-checkout and manned checkout with StopLift’s video analytics
Hartford Business Journal, January 28, 2013, Out of Home America Adds Analytics, Surges in Market, by John Lahtinen
Out of Home America in East Hartford has entered a new era, as out-of-home advertising embraces every possible contact with customers outside their home and is the first in the industry to launch an entire division dedicated solely to digital-place-based media.
The Doctors, syndicated television show, January 18, 2013, Ultrasonic Oral Care
See how a new toothbrush with ultrasonic technology requires no brushing at all! The Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush effectively cleans teeth and gums without friction. High frequency impulses kill bacteria, which is the cause of stains. Ultrasonic waves have been used in dentists’ offices for years, so why not use them at home?
BarCode.com, January 10, 2013, Pre-NRF Bar Code News Mail Bag Roundup
StopLift (Booth #2607)- the theft prevention technology is releasing a new version that includes capabilities to prevent false alerts and interventions, immediately flag unscanned merchandise at the checkout, and alert the attendant before the customer leaves the checkout and exits the store.
RetailCustomerExperience and Selfserviceworld.com, January 10, 2013, Self-checkout Theft Detection to Showcase at NRF
Theft at the self-checkout is an ongoing issue for retailers. According to StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, theft occurs five times more at self-checkout than manned checkout, a figure gathered by the company's theft-detecting Self-Checkout Accelerator.
Vertical Systems Reseller, Sixth Annual Review and Outlook, January 2013, StopLift, Malay Kundu, Founder
StopLift has evolved onto the “big data” bandwagon, taking in all video and transaction data while detecting scan avoidance.
Skin, Inc.com, December 24, 2012, DermaMed Solutions dmSkincare’s
It boosts the elasticity of the blood vessels and increases blood flow to reduce and lighten dark pigment deposits under the eyes.
LuxuryBeautyProducts, December 23, 2012, Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush
The Emmi-dent uses ultrasonic vibrations to kill mouth bacteria…In my opinion, the Emmi-dent toothbrush is a fantastic product.
National Public Radio, December 22, 2012, Naughty or Nice? Retailers Use Smiles to Fight Self-Checkout Theft
Malay Kundu, the CEO of StopLift, uses computerized video analysis to flag unscanned items at the self-checkout and will soon be able to catch it in real time.
WBUR-FM, December 22, 2012, Naughty or Nice? Cambridge Company Fights
A Cambridge company called StopLift is trying to put a stop to theft at the self-checkout. One of its clients, Woods Supermarkets, is using its video analytics technology at the self-checkout.
Boston Business Journal.com / Mass High Tech.com, December 21, 2012, Waltham Man Wins 3K Prize in FreshAddress Contest by Don Seiffert
Alex Vongphakdy of Waltham was less than 31 minutes off in his prediction of when Newton-based FreshAddress Inc. would process its 3 billionth email address - closer than any other contestant - and has earned $3,000 as a result.
LASplashMagazines.com, December 7, 2012, eye-radiance K’reme – No More
Shadows or Puffiness
DermaMed Solutions’ eye-radiance K’reme will reduce puffiness and under eye bags.
Daily News Sun, December 3, 2012, Senior-Friendly Products Make Great Holiday Gifts
by Pat Woods
A new ultrasonic toothbrush, Emmi-dent, may change how we brush our teeth.
GayListDaily, November 27, 2012,.A Brush With Greatness
Introducing the Emmi-dent 6 Ultrasonic Toothbrush, the best thing to happen to oral hygiene since mint-flavored condoms.
GrandmaJuice.net, November 26, 2012, How to Safely Whiten Teeth at Home:
Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush by Ronni Keller
Emmi-dent is a very high tech, fancy toothbrush using motionless ultrasonic waves
that destroy bacteria. You’ll safely whiten your teeth at home and notice a difference in a few days.
Los Angeles Times, November 24, 2012, The Latest Toothbrush That’s Not a Toothbrush by Karen Ravn
The Emmi-dent uses ultrasonic impulses to do a search-and-destroy on bacteria and remove plaque and tartar from your mouth.
PerfectSkinToday, November 23, 2012, Ultrasonic Technology for White Teeth
by Michael Hepworth
The Ultrasonic Technology toothbrush by Emmi-dent 6 has to be one of the best whitening brushes on the market based on research we have done over the last month.
CoverlookCollection, Nov. 23, 2012, Black Friday … White Smile by Tricia Chaves
If you are stumped for a gift idea for someone special on your list, consider investing in the Emmi-dent toothbrush.
Interest.com, November 22, 2012, Great Gifts for a Richer Life: Pretty and Economical Buys Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush
This looks like an ordinary electric toothbrush, but Emmi-dent actually uses ultrasound technology to whiten teeth.
MommyReviews.com, November 4, 2012, Holiday Gift Guide: Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush by Sally Owen
Emmi-dent is a great gift idea. When I used this toothbrush, there was no pain and no bleeding, which is a common problem for me. I loved how clean and fresh my whole mouth (not just my teeth) felt. It was such a wonderful feeling and one that I haven’t experienced in some time.
DailyDooh.com, November 2, 2012, US OOH Media Buying Houses Merge
by Gail Chaisson
Out of Home America, East Hartford, Connecticut, has acquired Wilkins Media, Atlanta, Georgia, fusing the out-of-home media capabilities of both shops and forming a leading team in the industry.
SimplySavingsandReviews, November 1, 2012, Holiday Gift Guide: Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush by Katie Shelton
The Emmi-Dent would be a perfect gift for someone such as a child, mother or father or anyone who takes pride in having a great looking smile and good oral hygiene!
Stores Magazine, November 2012, Project Scanner by Susan Reda
Craig Aberle thinks barcode scanners are boring. Hoping to inspire manufacturers to come up with new and original options, Aberle, publisher of Barcode.com, a self-described barcode evangelist, created a contest to redesign barcode scanners. He got more than 100 entries.
LovetoKnow.com, October 24, 2012, Emmi-dent ULTRAsonic Toothbrush Review
by Mary White
Emmi-dent uses ultrasound technology to whiten your teeth through motionless brushing, eliminating the need for a separate step for whitening.
StarFocal, October 16, 2012, Emmi-dent Ultrasound Whitening Toothbrush!
By Amberlee Cave
None of us want to pay hundreds of dollars to get our teeth professionally whitened, and most of us don't want to use at-home chemicals to do it either. Other toothbrushes may give you results, but those results do not appear until months later. With the Emmi-dent 6 Ultrasonic Toothbrush you don’t have to wait months to see results, you can see results in a matter of days!
BarCode.com, October 4, 2012, The Bar Code News Selects a Winner in Bar Code Scanner Design Contest
More than 100 intriguing designs were submitted from around the world.
RetailWire – Facebook, October 3, 2012, Bar Code Reader Designs
Here’s the winner and finalists of the Bar Code design competition by BarCode.com.
OnlyInfluencers.com, October 2, 2012, 3 Billion Competition
FreshAddress is sponsoring a competition to predict when it will process its 3 billionth email address.
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, October 2012, Exciting Expansion
DermaMed Solutions, LLC, a global leader in microdermabrasion and esthetic care, has acquired the assets of Excelladerm Corporation.
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, October 2012, Pretty Protection
The daily eclipse duo from DermaMed Solutions is the perfect product combo for beautifying coverage and anti-aging protection.
Dermascope, October 2012, DermaMedSolutions Acquires Assets of Excelladerm Corporation. The transaction significantly enhances DermaMed’s presence.
BostonGlobe, Classical Notes, September 28, 2012, Nova on the Horizon
by David Weininger
Symphony Nova makes its debut this weekend. Boston’s first professional training orchestra gives experience to musicians who have recently graduated from college or conservatory.
BostonBusinessJournal.com, September 27, 2012, Newton Firm Gives Away $3,000 in Guessing Contest by James Brooks
FreshAddress Inc., a Newton, Mass. email database services provider, is giving away $3,000 to the person who can best predict the time and day when the company will process its three-billionth email.
Security Director News, September 26, 2012, Grocery Store chain ‘Still learning’ from New Scan-Avoidance System by Amy Canfield
Harps Food Stores is using StopLift’s scan avoidance technology, which is pointing front-end problems and specific cashier thefts.
Boston Globe.com, September 24, 2012, Bill Baird, the Unsung Hero of the
Birth Control Battle by Sherry Alpert
The 40th anniversary this year of legal birth control for unmarried women can be traced to an 80-year-old man: Bill Baird. My connection with him goes back to 1974, when I was a reporter covering his battle to open an abortion clinic in Marlboro, MA.
WickedLocal.com, August 29, 2012, Orchestra Changes More Than Its Name
Symphony Nova is Boston’s first and only training orchestra, and it’s lighting up the Boston music scene.
Brookline Patch, August 28, 2012, Bank of Canton Brings Banking to Village at Brookline
Residents of the Village at Brookline, 99 Kent Street, get on-site banking and free financial advice from Bank of Canton officials every Wednesday.
ProgressiveGrocer.com, August 24, 2012, Harps Using StopLift Tech to
Catch Crafty Cashiers
Harps Food Stores, the Springdale, AK-based independent grocer, has rolled out
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ ScanItAll video recognition technology to catch dishonest cashiers.
RetailWire, August 24, 2012, Retail Industry News: Contest Seeks Designers to Enliven Dull Gray Bar Code Scanners
The Bar Code Media Group is holding a contest on 99Designs.com seeking inspiration to move the hardware designs out of when it calls “50 shades of gray…white, off-white, putty and black.”
TheBarCodeNews, August 22, 2012, Bar Code Reader Design Contest
Ever look at those bar code scanners at the checkout and wonder why they come in 50 shades of gray … white, off-white, putty and black? The Bar Code Media Group wants to change all that by giving designers a chance to create an eye-catching bar code scanner. It has launched a contest on 99Designs.com welcoming anyone to design a more appealing bar code scanner.
SkinInc., August 20, 2012, DermaMed Solutions Acquires EccellaDerm
In a move to boost its foothold in the anti-aging market, microdermabrasion and aesthetic technology company DermaMed Solutions LLC has acquired the assets of ExcellaDerm Corp., which also markets microdermabrasion, ultrasound and electrical stimulation technologies.
Boston Globe, August 13, 2012, German Tech Gets Teeth Ultra-Clean by Hiawatha Bray
The Emmi-dent uses ultrasonic vibrations to kill mouth bacteria and polish teeth… After using it for a week, I think they’re onto something. The Emmi-dent left my teeth feeling cleaner than usual, almost as if they’d been professionally polished. And while I’m not quite certain of it, they appear a little whiter than before.
EndlessBeauty.com, August 9, 2012, Is Mineral Makeup Right for You by Carla Snuggs
Ginger Hodulik of DermaMed Solutions explains why mineral makeup is healthier for your skin.
GouldyLoxReviews, August 9, 2012, A Lip Plumper with Real Results?
When I was asked to try City Lips, a lip plumper that promised lasting results and no painful tingling, I was seriously skeptical. I was sent the Clear formula for use and noticed a difference in my upper lip almost immediately.
Canton Citizen, August 2, 2012, Region’s First Training Orchestra to Debut This Fall
by Jay Turner
It isn’t often that a professional symphony orchestra finds its way to the suburbs, but that has been the case in the Neponset Valley since 2007 and will continue this fall with the debut of Symphony Nova, a 65-member training orchestra featuring some of the region’s finest post-collegiate professional musicians. Three Board members live in Canton.
BeautyLish.com, August 2, 2012, Tooth-Tech: The Latest Gadgets for Your Teeth
by Tara Lamonte-Djite
Our first discovery for whiter-than-white teeth? Emmi-dent, an electric toothbrush equipped with ultrasonic technology. Ultrasound is generated by a chip inside the brush head which creates high-frequency impulses transported through the bristles (and special toothpaste) to your teeth.
Beauty Store Business, August 1, 2012, Emmi-tech’s Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush
Emmi-tech offers the Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush that whitens teeth without bleach or other chemicals. Ultrasound technology kills bacteria from food and drink that cause teeth stains.
Wired.com, July 20, 2012, Give Your Teeth the Geek Treatment with Emmi-dent
by James Floyd Kelly
I am confident in how well the Emmi-dent device has taken care of my teeth. My gums feel good…My teeth are smoother, too…they just feel cleaner…The vibration produced from the Emmi-dent is not annoying at all…the differences in the whiteness and cleanliness of my teeth is that noticeable and this positive experience is driving me to brush longer.
Retailing Today, July 19, 2012, Internal Theft Remains a Problem for Retailers
by Gail Hoffer
By a nearly 3-to-1 margin, retailers say that internal theft is more extensive than external theft at their establishments, according to a new survey conducted by PointofSale.com.
ECTNews.com, July 17, 2012, Make Room for Mini: Will a 7-Inch iPad Make App Devs Sweat? By Richard Adhikari
If Apple develops a 7” iPad, developers using ViziApps' browser-based visual system for creating native, hybrid and Web-based mobile apps for iOS will be automatically rescaled to the differing iPad screen sizes and aspect ratios, according to ViziApps’ CEO George Adams.
EndlessBeauty, July 2, 2012, Skincare: Daily Eclipse Duo by Carla Snuggs
During the summer months, it is especially important to incorporate products into our skincare regimen that protect our skin from the sun as well as from environmental toxins. dmSkincare’s daily eclipse duo, a great product combo from DermaMed Solutions, known for its clean clinical lines, does just that.
SplashMagazines, July 3, 2012, Lip Plumper Gives You Painless, Non-surgical Full Sexy Lips At Home – Stimulates Collagen
New Advanced Formula CITY Lips Collagen Lip Plumping Treatment is a non-surgical, painless, collagen building lip treatment that smoothes on like lip gloss to give women fuller lips with lasting results.
Patriot Ledger, July 3, 2012, Bank of Canton Settling In by Jon Chesto
Bank of Canton has outgrown the office is opened in Quincy 15 years ago and moved into a much larger new office closer to the downtown Quincy Center redevelopment.
SouthCoastToday.com, June 20, 2012, Entrepreneur Group Wraps Up Season with Presentation by ATMC ‘Graduate
’The Southern New England Entrepreneurs Network (SNEEF) attracts entrepreneurs, researchers, venture capitalists, angel investors, business professionals, technology focused companies, professional service providers, inventors, and educators networking together to stimulate growth in Southern New England.
IP Video Market, June 13, 2012, StopLift Retail Video Analytics Examine
by Brian Rhodes
Can video analytics be used to stop sweethearting and self-checkout theft, two of the biggest threats that retailers face? Look at how StopLift uses analytics to cut retail clients’ theft.
Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline (syndicated on 184 radio stations), June 8, 2012, Product Spotlight
Do you want a brighter and healthier smile? On this week's Product Spotlight, Dave Graveline reviews a new ultrasonic toothbrush, Emmi-dent, with a 7-minute video.
GouldyLoxReviews – Adventures in Beautyland Blog, May 24, 2012,
Emmi-Dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush Means No More Brushing Your Teeth by Kelly GouldI was told that people had seen amazing stain-removing results, as well as getting out problems below the gum line. Since you don’t actually brush, I was skeptical. However, after several days, I saw a dramatic improvement in the whiteness of my teeth.
BeautyintheBag, May 21, 2012, Beauty Gadgets Find Their Niche by Charu Suri
Emmi-dent G Ultrasonic Toothbrush uses ultrasound technology to whiten teeth - so, in this aspect, it’s much different from the Sonicare, which uses sonic technology. Emmi-dent promises teeth whitening in just days because of the ultrasound technology that kills stain-causing bacteria.
DentistryIQ, May 21, 2012, Dentists Are Now Embracing the First Ultrasonic Toothbrush
by Sherry Alpert
Dentists are embracing the Emmi-dent ultrasonic toothbrush, which works motionlessly and is the only toothbrush that kills bacteria on the teeth and in the gum pockets, preventing inflammation, periodontitis, bad breath, and stains on your teeth.
MommyLivingtheLifeofRiley Blog, May 19, 2012 Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush Whitens Teeth and Freshens Breath WITHOUT Brushing! By Melissa Cleaver
Keeping your teeth pearly white and healthy should be at the top of everyone’s to-do list, because when your teeth are healthy, your whole body benefits.
Vista Magazine, May-June 2012, Editor Selects
Emmi-dent is the first ultrasonic toothbrush. Used with its non-abrasive toothpaste, it kills bacteria, protects enamel, and cleans where dental floss cannot reach.
PointofSale.com, May 16, 2012, 500,000 Scan Avoidance Incidents Detected
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ Scan-It-All video recognition technology has now detected a very impressive 500,000 scan avoidance incidences at both the manned and self-checkout.
BeautifulMakeupSearch Blog, May 16, 2012, Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine – Give Your Teeth That Extra Clean and Sparkle by Teri Cosenzi
Because one of my bi-annual dentist visits happen to fall in May each year, I pay extra attention to my teeth and give them a little spring clean, sparkle and shine. I just discovered a new way to brush with the Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush.
GouldyLoxReviews – Adventures in Beautyland, May 16, 2012, DermaMed Daily Eclipse Duo Packs a One-Two Punch Against Sun Damage by Kelly Gould
An alternative to sunscreen products with oxygenzone is Daily Eclipse Duo by DermaMed, which contains an SPF of 30 and a mineral makeup. The SPF gets its 30 protection factor from titanium dioxide and zinc, which are often what leaves skin looking “white”. This cream has a slight brightening effect but does not leave the skin looking white.
WhateverDeeDeeWants Blog, May 16, 2012, A New Way to Brush Teeth by DeeDee
I have a new way to brush my teeth. Really I just let my new Emmi-dent Tooth Brush do all the work with ultrasound. It whitens my teeth, too.
High-Profile, May, 2012, Pearl’s Premium Grass Benefits
Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed is transforming the lawns of commercial and office buildings, homes, airports, and parks.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, April 18, 2012, Video Security Raised at Harp’s
by Stephen Painter
Harps Food Stores Inc. has installed video recognition technology aimed at reducing theft at checkout by shoppers and, in some cases, its own cashiers. It installed StopLift to record whether items are intentionally or accidentally bypassing scanning registers.
WBZ-TV (CBS), April 11, 2012, Gardening with Gutner: Grass Seed for Dry Lawns
Meteorologist Todd Gutner talks to Jackson Madnick, who spent 14 years developing a drought-resistant grass seed, Pearl’s Premium. It grows so slowly that you mow it only once a month, and it rarely needs water once it’s established.
Manchester Journal Inquirer, Letter to the Editor, April 11, 2012, On Guard Against Identity Theft by Robert L. Aresti
Robert L. Aresti, President/CEO of 360 Federal Credit Union, assures the community that, despite a member’s identity being stolen, the victim suffered no monetary loss, and 360FCU took immediate action to prevent this new type of identity theft from recurring.
OneBoredMommy.com blog, April 10, 2012, Emmi-dent is Changing the Way We Brush Our Teeth in This House by Courtney Hutson
Getting the opportunity to review the Emmi-Dent Ultrasound toothbrush and system opened my eyes to an all new way to keep my teeth not only clean, but EXTREMELY healthy and stain free too!
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, April 10, 2012, Self-Checkout Gets Extra Set of Eyes with Video Software by Enjoli Francis
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, says his video recognition technology analyzes store video and detects theft, catching five times more theft at the self-checkout than it is at manned checkout.
KGO Radio (San Francisco), April 9, 2012, Interview with Malay Kundu on Detecting Self-Checkout Theft
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, talks about the increasing frequency of self-checkout theft that his technology detects.
USA Today, April 9, 2012, Self-checkout Lanes Boost Convenience, Theft by Jayne O’Donnell and Sarah Meehan
Theft — intentional or not — is up to five times higher with self-checkout than when cashiers are working, says Malay Kundu, founder of Stoplift Checkout Vision Systems, which sells store video analytic software.
YouBeauty.com, April 6, 2012, Eight Bad Habits that Harm Your Teeth
by Amanda Schupak
Dr. Michael Lenchner, DDS, of New York City, recommends Emmi-Dent, which looks like an electric brush, but uses ultrasound pulses to kill bacteria without any brushing at all.
Today’s Parent.com, April 2, 2012, When Should Parents Start to Care about Their Children’s Dental Health by Dr. Alisa Feldman
A pediatric dentist says it is important for parents to establish a “dental home” with a dentist by the time a child is age one to ensure good dental care for the child.
Dog Fancy, Hidden Lawn Dangers, Spring 2012 by Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
Jackson Madnick developed Pearl’s Premium, a sustainable grass seed safe for pets, after his cat died from exposure to lawn chemicals. His grass seed is formulated to thrive with no chemicals and require less water than conventional varieties.
PointofSale.com, March 30, 2012, Self-Checkout, Too Easy to Steal? By Malay Kundu
Retailers are finding that self-checkouts are costing more money than they save because of customer theft. His StopLift Scan-It-All technology is detecting increasing incidents of it.
Grocery Headquarters, March 1, 2012, Caught in the Act by Kim Ann Zimmerman
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, says the self-checkout has become a favorite target of thieves, and his technology is detecting a lot of theft.
Boston Herald.com, February 24, 2012, Former Herald All-Scholastic Wrestler Frank Fodera Gets His Due by Danny Ventura
It’s been a long wait for Frank Fodera Jr. since 1997, when he became one of only five athletes in the history of Massachusetts high school wrestling to be voted “Outstanding Wrestler” not once, but twice. Fodera, President of East Coast Developments of North Reading, will be inducted into the Massachusetts Interscholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame tomorrow.
Winchester Star, February 22, 2012, Winchester High Grad Frank Fodera to Enter Mass. Wrestling Hall of Fame
Frank Fodera, President of East Coast Developments, last wrestled for Winchester High 15 years ago, but will be inducted into the Massachusetts Interscholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Worcester Business Journal, February 6, 2012, Movers and Shakers
Clinton-based Radius Product Development named Anthony Annibale managing director of the company’s Chicago studio.
Dental Products Report, Product Watch, February, 2012, Brushing with Ultrasound
A nonabrasive ultrasonic toothbrush said to reduce periodontal problems, the
Emmi-dent provides motionless ultrasonic cleaning with 96 million air oscillations per minute.
VSR 5th Annual Review & Outlook 2012, January 27, 2012, Self-checkouts are reaching
growing pains by Malay Kundu
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift Checkout Visions Systems, says that retail chains are
pulling back on self-checkout because of growing theft by customers.
Crain’s Chicago Business, January 19, 2012, People on the Move
Radius Product Development, Chicago: Anthony Annibale, 42, to managing director,
from general manager at Insight Product Development, Raleigh, NC.
NY Amsterdam News, January 6, 2012, LawyerUp Offers Emergency Legal Services
Police stopped 601,055 New Yorkers last year. Of the 601,055 New Yorkers stopped by the police during 2011, 85 percent were Black or Latino and many were arrested.
LawyerUp is now available in New York City, providing a lawyer within 15 minutes of being arrested.
InsideDentalProducts.com, January 3, 2012, Emmi-dent
Emmi-dent’s Ultrasonic Toothbrush's motionless ultrasonic cleaning performs 96
million air oscillations per minute with no abrasion and no resulting damage to the
teeth and gums.
Dentistry Today, January 2012, Ultrasonic Toothbrush
Helping to reduce the risk of periodontal disease and infection, the Emmi-dent nonabrasive ultrasonic toothbrush features motionless ultrasonic cleaning.
HCONews.com (Healthcare Construction and Operations), December 21, 2011,
Low Maintenance Lawn Seed Pearl’s Premium drought-resistant low maintenance lawn seed is engineered to save watering, mowing and fertilizer while preventing runoff to help preserve drinking water.
PointofSaleNews, December 14, 2011, See StopLift on ABC News ‘Nightline’
ABC's Nightline featured StopLift Checkout Vision Systems as its lead story on Holiday Retail Heists.
DentistryIQ.com, December 14, 2011, Nonabrasive Ultrasonic Toothbrush
Debuts in the U.S.
A new nonabrasive ultrasonic toothbrush should reduce the issues/problems of periodontal disease and infection, helping enable dentists to avoid repeating expensive procedures while improving their patients’ dental health. The Emmi-dent device, already available in Europe, has been introduced in the U.S. Retail price is $189.00.
Boston Globe South, November 27, 2011, South Shore Orchestra Changing Vision,
Name by Paul E. Kandarian The nonprofit Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra is changing its name and vision.
Nightline (ABC), November 23, 2011, Holiday Season Supermarket Heists Caught on Camera: More Food Stolen at the Checkout Counter by John Donvan Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift, shows Nightline how his technology detects turkeys, other food and items at retail stores that cashiers do not scan at the checkout.
KNSD (NBC), November 15, 2011, San Diego, Green Week – Water Conservation
Jackson Madnick discusses his drought-resistant Pearl’s Premium grass, which saves dramatic amounts of water, as San Diego residents are being told to conserve water.
Loss Prevention, November 10, 2011, How Steve Jobs Inspired Loss Prevention Technology by Malay Kundu
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, explains how Steve Jobs inspired him to use a bulls-eye target in his video analytics that identify scan avoidance at the checkout, making it easy for retailers to see the ‘smoking gun’ incident.
Retail Solutions Online, November 8, 2011, How Steve Jobs Inspired Loss Prevention Technology by Malay Kundu
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, explains how Steve Jobs inspired him to use a bulls-eye target in his video analytics that identify scan avoidance at the checkout, making it easy for retailers to see the ‘smoking gun’ incident.
My Buddy Butch (syndicated) with Jeff Marginian, October 29, 2011
Jeff talks to Jackson Madnick, creator of Pearl’s Premium, about how he developed a sustainable grass seed that is safe for dogs and cats, after lawn chemicals killed his cat.
Natural Health and Healing Tour with Mark Mincolla, WTKK, October 23, 2011
Mark Mincolla interviews Jackson Madnick, creator of Pearl’s Premium, about how he spent years developing a sustainable grass seed that is safe for people and pets.
Around the House with Steve Gladstone, WNLK-AM 1400 /WSTC 1350 AM
October 22, 2011
Steve Gladstone talks to Jackson Madnick, creator of Pearl’s Premium, about how his sustainable low maintenance lawn seed saves time, money and water.
Clark Howard Show (syndicated on 233 radio stations), October 14, 2011,
Drought-Resistant Grass Seed – save water on your lawn
Clark Howard talks about Jackson Madnick’s drought-resistant Pearl’s Premium as a way for consumers to have a beautiful lawn while using little water.
Clark Howard Show (syndicated on 233 radio stations), October 14, 2011, Drought-Resistant Grass Seed – save water
Clark Howard talks about Jackson Madnick’s drought-resistant Pearl’s Premium, as a way for consumers to have a beautiful lawn while using little water.
Brooklyn Daily Bulletin, October 13, 2011, LawyerUp in Brooklyn by Ryan Thompson
LawyerUp, a new 24/7 urgent legal dispatch network, has recently launched in Brooklyn and the other four boroughs.
Connecticut Magazine, October 2011, LawyerUp
When you get injured, you can immediately call an ambulance for medical attention, and likewise, if your car breaks down, a tow truck can be there within an hour. So why not a service that offers emergency legal assistance —within 15 minutes—even in the middle of the night? That’s the premise behind LawyerUp, an around-the-clock legal dispatch service founded by Easton resident Chris Miles.
Building Services Management, October 7, 2011 Sustainability Seekers Find
Drought-resistant Grass Seed
With water so dear in many places, building owners are looking to save on watering, mowing and fertilizing their lawns, while preventing runoff to help preserve drinking water supplies and protect consumers from health risks posed by pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Pearl’s Premium is transforming the lawns of homes, office and commercial buildings, hospitals, public parks, golf courses, airports, college campuses, schools, cemeteries, and roadways.
Hartford Advocate/New Haven Advocate, September 30, 2011, A New Era of DIY Legal Expertise: You Too Can Act Like a Lawyer
One Connecticut website entrepreneur promises to connect you to a lawyer within 15 minutes if you’ve got an emergency like a DUI or pot bust, and his LawyerUp service now includes a smart-phone app to make things even easier.
Washington Post, Joel Lerner’s Green Scene Column, September 30, 2011, Prime Time for D.C. Area Lawn Care by Joel Lerner
There is a fine-textured cool season seed mix that is blended for thickness, slow growth and low nutrient requirements called Pearls Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Grass Seed, Sun or Shade.
MD+DI (Medical Device + Diagnostics Industry, September 23, 2011, The Future of Devices is Generic by Laura Ruth
Laura Ruth, PhD, director of Fuld & Co.’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Practice, says that a $200 million segment of the medical device market is becoming generic. Her article is adapted from her white paper “Generic Devices are Closer than They Appear”.
Today’s Garden Center, September 2011, Garden Center Products
Pearl’s Premium breakthrough grass grows at one quarter the rate of blue grass, requiring mowing only once a month.
ABA Journal, September 2011, On Call: New 24-Hour Service Offers Access to an Attorney in 15 Minutes by Virginia Groark
Sending your child off to college this fall? Then you might want to think about subscribing to LawyerUp, a 24-hour legal dispatch service.
MyFoxHouston/KRIV-TV, August 24, 2011, Fake Grass May Have You Green with Envy
by Nick Hibberd
If you’re more interested in “keeping it real,” take a look at Pearl’s Premium grass seed.
This drought-resistant grass grows 12-inch roots, says its inventor, Jackson Madnick.
Pearl’s Premium can only be planted once the temperature drops below 75-degrees. Once it’s established, it will consume very little water and grow extremely slowly.
Maintenance Solutions & Facilities.net, August, 2011, Building Products Home:
Drought Resistant Grass Seed
Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed saves money on watering, mowing, and fertilizer, and it prevents runoff, which preserves drinking-water supplies and protects consumers from the health risks from lawn pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Becker’s Hospital Review, August 18, 2001, Naming Challenges: When and Why to Consider a Brand Makeover By Molly Gamble
What’s in a name? Well, these days: everything. Health systems have a big punch to pack with a name that usually spans no more than four words. Don Giller, senior project director at BrandEquity, led the branding engagement for St. Peter's Health Partners — a new health system to be created by the merger of St. Peter’s Health Care Services in Albany, N.Y., with Troy, N.Y.-based Northeast Health and Seton Health.
Buffalo Business First, August 17, 2011, Order a Lawyer – 15 Minutes Guaranteed
by Matt Chandler
In a society obsessed with having everything how we want it when we want it, a few creative souls have stepped up to provide virtually instant access to a lawyer via a new website, www.Lawyerupnow.com.
WGBH Radio, The Emily Rooney Show, August 15, 2011, On-Demand Legal Advice
Is Now Just An App Away
We examine the first-of-its kind LawyerUp, a legal dispatch service which provides 24/7 access to lawyers when you get arrested.
Cape Cod Times, August 10, 2011, Products, Bay Angels Group Promotes More Than Profit by Sarah Shemkus
Bob Lamkin is looking for a few good Angels. He is a founder of Bay Angels, a Cape-based angel investment group that helps fund small, start-up companies in the region.
School Construction News, July-August, 2011, Low Maintenance Lawn Seed
Pearl’s Premium drought-resistant Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed is engineered to reduce water and fertilizer and the frequency of mowing.
Boston Herald, July 28, 2011, Chips down? Now There’s LawyerUp by Margery Eagan
Think AAA …for hard-partying kids and unruly grownups. LawyerUp is aimed at college kids, not career criminals, but adults are welcome to sign up.
NPR’s Marketplace, July 19, 2011, Inventor Develops Low Maintenance Lawn Seed by Monica Brady-Myerov
Jackson Madnick says his Pearl’s Premium grass seed requires no fertilizer, little watering and only monthly mowing. He also believes that fertilizer killed his cat, when he lived near a golf course.
HealthLeadersMedia.com, July 13, 2011, Marketing a Merger: Assessing the Brand, Forming a Culture by Anna Webster
The merger of three major Albany, NY hospitals required a new name, logo and branding. BrandEquity conducted a research-based process before creating the new branding.
CNNMoney, Innovation Nation, July 7, 2011, Eco-Friendly Lawn You Don’t Have to Mow by Jennifer Alsever
Jackson Madnick spent nearly a decade growing 70 different grasses until he developed a slow-growing, drought- resistant blend of seven grasses that needs no chemical fertilizers, little mowing and relatively no water: Pearl’s Premium.
Inc. Magazine, July-August, 2011, Can You Make Your Own App? by John Brandon
MobiFlex is a more advanced Web-based tool that lets you build apps that work with a phone’s camera and GPS. The process took about an hour, and the app was richer and more polished looking than the one I designed on AppMakr.
GreenSource, July 2011, Products, Pearl’s Premium Grass Seed, a blend of five different seeds which create a slow-growing, drought-tolerant lawn.
Hartford Courant, July 1, 2011, Phone App Helps Users Lawyer Up by David Holahan
Chris Miles' business model for his new company, LawyerUp, which delivers fast legal advice, is basically this: If you can get a pizza delivered in 15 minutes, why not legal advice?
NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, June 25, 2011, Opening Panel Round of This Week’s News, Peter Sagal, Host
We live in an age where we can expect instant delivery of almost anything. Now thanks to a new company we can get what delivered in 15 minutes?...You can have one almost before you hang up on your one phone call. LawyerUp promises clients they will have legal representation by their side within 15 minutes. You have to pay $100 for the first time use of the service, but if you’re the kind of person who thinks I’m going to have a sudden need for a defense attorney, you can pay $5 a month for a subscription.
RetailFraud.com, June 22, 2011, Tesco Aims to Cut Sweethearting,
StopLift’s Scan-It-All video recognition technology detected more than 130,000 ‘sweethearting’ and other scan avoidance incidents at the checkout, including many at the self-checkout, in 2010. Tesco, the third largest retailer in the world, is now using the technology.
WCVB-TV, June 21, 2011, Service Promises You a Lawyer in 15 Minutes
It's being call the AAA of criminal defense. A new online service called LawyerUpNow guarantees if you need a criminal lawyer, you'll get one in 15 minutes.
WPRI-TV, June 21, New App for Phone to Help Find a Lawyer by Steve Nielsen
A new application, LawyerUp, making legal advice accessible at all times. Providence attorney Jason Knight said, “The thought was if I can get a pizza in 15 minutes why can't I get a lawyer in 15 minutes,” LawyerUp attorney, Jason Knight said.
Connecticut Law Tribune, June 20, 2011, Need an Attorney? Android App Assists Arrestees by Christian Nolan
Now defendants who plan ahead can use their infamous one phone call from jail to call LawyerUp, a new business that promises to put a lawyer in touch with the defendant within 15 minutes of the call.
WDEO & WMAX (Naples, FL), “The Advocate”, June 19, 2011
Chris Miles of LawyerUp discusses why you need a lawyer as soon as you’re arrested.
MyShingle.com, June 17, 2011, by Carolyn Elefant, A Tentative Thumbs Up for LawyerUp
I was pleasantly surprised to learn through the New York Times about LawyerUp, which bills itself as “America’s First Urgent Legal Dispatch Service.” Designed to put individuals in legal dire situations in touch with a lawyer within 15 minutes 24/7.
ABA Journal, June 17, 2011, Lawyer Up Promises Delivery of Legal Help as Quickly as Pizza by Debra Cassens Weiss
A new company called LawyerUp promises contact with a lawyer within 15 minutes of a legal emergency. Founder Chris Miles, a nonlawyer, is operating his company in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, report the New York Times and
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly in a story reprinted at KatherineGodinLaw.com.
Gawker, June 17, 2011, Lawyers Can Now Be Ordered Like Pizzas by Hamilton Nolan
Thanks to a handy new website, LawyerUp, that allows you to order up a lawyer at any time of day or night, the legal profession has, at long last, become just as respectable as the fast food profession.
Gizmodo, June 17, 2011, Committing Crimes at 2 AM? Sign up for LawyerUp in Case You’re Caught by Max Behrman
Every American knows (or should know) they've got a right to an attorney. But when you're being arrested at 2 AM, legal counsel may prove hard to find. Not so
New York Times, June 17, 2011, Delivering a Lawyer within 15 Minutes (Soda Extra)
by John Schwartz
The wheels of justice tend to be slow, but arrests can happen with lightning speed — and what happens next can be crucial. Getting that lawyer is no easy thing, said Chris Miles, who co-founded a company, LawyerUp, to get lawyers on the case within 15 minutes.
WNPR, June 17, 2011, CT Company Creates LawyerUp App by Diane Orson
Chris Miles is co-founder of LawyerUp, an app that he describes as 'America’s first urgent legal dispatch service'. "
Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time, June 15, 2011, Easton Man Says You Need to Lawyer Up in Advance by Rob Varnon
Easton resident Chris Miles has launched a 24-hour attorney dispatch service called LawyerUp. Within 15 minutes of contacting its call center, a lawyer will start working to get the client released.
Times of Northwest Indiana, June 11, 2011, New Products: For Laidback Dads
Let Dad nap on his hammock on Father’s Day, then give him a bag of Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed, which grows so slowly that he’ll only mow it once a month.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, June 6, 2011, New Service Promises Lawyer in 15 Minutes by Admin
LawyerUp, which is now doing business in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, promises customers that if they have a “legal emergency,” they can have a lawyer dispatched within minutes.
AndroidZoom, June 3, 2011, Find the Best Lawyers When Having a Legal Emergency
LawyerUp is an application that helps you call for legal advice when you’re in the middle of a legal emergency.
Green Building News, June 2, 2011, Low Maintenance Lawn Seed
Pearl’s Premium drought-resistant Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed is engineered to save water, mowing and fertilizer while preventing runoff to help preserve drinking water supplies and protecting consumers from the health risks from lawn pesticides.
Landscape Management, May 31, 2011, Pearl’s Premium
Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed is drought-resistant and low maintenance.
Progressive Grocer, May 31, 2011, Cloud-based LP System Saves Piggly Wiggly Money, Enhances Service by Joseph Tarnowski
Russell’s Supermarket, a three-store franchise under the Piggly Wiggly banner, is using the ScanItAll scan-avoidance technology from Cambridge, Mass.-based StopLift Checkout Vision Systems.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, May 31, 2011, New Service Promises Lawyer in
15 Minutes by Admin
LawyerUp, which is now doing business in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, promises customers that if they have a “legal emergency,” they can have a lawyer dispatched within minutes.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, May 26, 2011, New Service Promises Lawyer in 15 minutes by Noah Schaffer
I can get a pizza in 15 minutes,” LawyerUp CEO Chris Miles says. “Why can’t I get a lawyer?” LawyerUp, which is now doing business in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, promises customers that if they have a “legal emergency”, they can have a lawyer dispatched within minutes.
UltimateHomeDesign, May 21, 2011, Madnick’s Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low
Maintenance Lawn Seed
Jackson Madnick’s Pearl’s Premium is transforming the lawns of homes as well as commercial buildings, public parks, golf courses, airports, college campuses, hospitals, cemeteries and roadways.
Appolicious, May 15, 2011, Doesn’t Panic? Now There’s an App for When You Get Arrested by Caitlyn M. Foyt
You only get one call when you’re arrested. So who are you going to pull out of bed at 3 a.m. Your dad, girlfriend/boyfriend or best friend? The developers of an app called LawyerUp argue that you’d be a whole lot better off contacting them instead.
WBUR (National Public Radio), May 13 2011, Local Man Invents New Uber Grass
by Monica Brady-Myerov
Jackson Madnick’s breakthrough Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed doesn’t need watering or fertilizing, once it’s established. The grass also stays greener in the winter and it grows slowly, so it needs less mowing.
CorpMagazine.com, May 5, 2011, Green Lawn Tips Cut Business Expenses
by Jackson Madnick
Up to 80% of chemicals run off your lawn when it rains. A drought tolerant lawn seed like Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed saves dramatic amounts of money and time mowing as well as watering.
Green Profit, May 2011, Product Profiles
Pearl’s Premium, Inc., save on watering, mowing and fertilizer with Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed.
Fox 25 Boston, April 29, 2011, Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz Talks with Grass Guru Jackson Madnick
Jackson Madnick goes on location with Kevin at a home with a Pearl’s Premium lawn and says it needs virtually no water once it’s established and stays green during a drought.
Chic Mom Magazine, April 29, 2011, Yikes! How Does Your Lawn Look? By Darcy Plunkett
Is your lawn looking this Spring? Brown? Pearl’s Premium is a solution to your problem that won’t eat up your spare time, risk your health, break the bank, pollute the environment, or deplete the local water supply.
FierceMobileIt, April 28, 2011, Mobile Apps in the Enterprise: Potential and Pitfalls
by Lynette Luna
George Adams, CEO of MobiFlex, says that mobility gives you a more imminent and interactive engagement point with the customer.
Popular Science, May 2011, What’s New: Fully Loaded, Fine Pruning
Garden Aids That Help Tame Your Lawn with Less Time and Effort
Pearl’s Premium blend of Dakota fescue, perennial rye and Kentucky bluegrass grows deeply (to capture more nutrients) and slowly (to extend time between mows).
Vitality Magazine, Spring 2011, Pearl’s Premium – An Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed that Could Make You Healthier by Steve Henricksen
Jackson Madnick has created a breakthrough grass seed, Pearl’s Premium, that is saving homeowners money on watering, mowing and fertilizing, while preserving drinking water supplies and protecting consumers from the health risks of lawn care chemicals.
MetroWest Daily News, Milford Daily News, Gatehouse News Service, April 26, 2011, Turf Titan by Bob Tremblay
Greener grass is just one of the benefits of Pearl’s Premium, according to Jackson Madnick, who developed this drought-resistant grass seed after eight years of research.
TeaneckPatch, April 25, 2011, Environmentalist Shares Tips for Green Lawn
by Jennifer Pinto
Gloomy weather couldn’t dampen the spirit of Jackson Madnick during his eco-minded presentation Saturday afternoon at the Teaneck Conservancy. Madnick’s workshop offered information on his sustainable grass product: Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed.
Boston Sunday Globe, April 24, 2011, Joseph Selame, Created Brands, Logos for Many Companies by Bryan Marquard
The identities Joseph Selame helped create have stood along many roads and thoroughfares of commerce, from the traffic light logo of Stop & Shop to CVS to the capital B that draws eyes to the signs for KaBloom flower shops. Among other logos he created were Prince Spaghetti, Massachusetts General Hospital, Sheraton Hotels, the Museum of Science in Boston, Hood, Eastman Kodak, and Zoots. He renamed the company BrandEquity in the mid-1990s.
New York Times, April 20, 2011, Joseph Selame, Designer of Corporate Logos,
Dies at 86
Joseph Selame, who created a wide array of familiar logos and brand identities for dozens of companies and nonprofit organizations, has died. He founded Selame Design, renamed BrandEquity in 1995, and created CVS, Goodwill, Stop & Shop, Veryfine, Apple Bank, Jimmy Fund, and Fenway Franks.
The Review Stew blog, April 19, 2011, Pearl’s Premium Lawn Seed Review
by Marissa Oachs
I recommend Pearl’s Premium Lawn Seed for all households that are planning to plant grass/lawn or need to fix their existing one!
Syracuse Post-Standard, April 17, 2011, Giveaway: Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed
It grows at such a slow rate that you mow it only once a month, and it rarely needs water once established. Two bags will be given away.
Popular Science, April 12, 2011, Garden Aids That Take the Irk out of Yard Work
Imagine mowing only once a month and rarely having to water. Pearl’s Premium blend of Dakota fescue, perennial rye and Kentucky bluegrass grows deeply (to capture more nutrients) and slowly (to extend time between mows).
Mobile Marketer, April 12, 2011, The Bowden Group Cuts Costs with Mobile App
by Rimma Kats
The Bowden Group used MobiFlex to develop a “GP Calculator” app that let its clients check individual item gross profit margins.
New York House, April 4, 2011, Lush Lawns, by Robert F. Kilcrease
Arriving just in time for spring, Pearl’s Premium new grass seed is perfect for every homeowner concerned with saving the environment and having a lush, green, beautiful lawn.
RISNews.com, April 1, 2011, New Tech Improves Checkout Experience
by Caterina Pontoreiro
Cloud-Based Theft Prevention - The ScanItAll suite from StopLift Checkout Vision Systems has adapted its sweethearting detection technology to be provided in the cloud, enabling retailers to view theft incidents captured by the system from any location on their tablet devices.
Landscape Management, April 2011, LM Reports, Maintenance:
Turf Care Pearl’s Premium is drought-resistant and low maintenance. Available in sunny mix, shady mix, and sun & shade mix varieties.
The Wall Street Journal, About the House, March 31, 2011, Recovering from a Wicked Winter’s Wreckage by Gwendolyn Bounds
Jackson Madnick, who created Pearl’s Premium, says that many people will see the worst lawns ever this spring. His grass seed survives droughts and needs mowing only once a month.
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2011, Video with Gwendolyn Bounds
describing how to tackle the mess in your yard. She shows a bag of Pearl’s Premium ultra low maintenance lawn seed, noting that it needs mowing only once a month and almost no watering, even during a drought.
Home & Garden Ideas, March 24, 2011, All About Pearl’s Grass Seed
Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed is being marketed as earth friendly and ultra low maintenance.
BostInnovation.com, March 14, 2011, MobiFlex is First Mobile App Creation Service in Google Apps Marketplace by Cheryl Morris
The end of January we interviewed Wellesley-based mobile startup MobiFlex, detailing how the company was working to integrate with Google Docs. Today, MobiFlex let us know this integration is complete, and in fact has landed in the Google Apps Marketplace.
PointofSale.com, March 14, 2011, Video Recognition Reduces Shrink by Katrina Costedio A new solution from StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, Scan-It-All™ is a video recognition technology that mathematically analyzes the pixels of digitized video, scrutinizing how a cashier handles each item to determine whether it was properly scanned.
GreenBuilder, March 2011, The Last Lawn by Tux Turkel
Each weekend, about 54 million Americans mow their lawns, using 800 million gallons of gas per year. Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed is an environmental game changer, which requires mowing only once a month and rarely needs water.
Multi-Housing News, March 2011, Outdoor Spaces
Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed needs minimal water and organic fertilizer, no chemicals and only monthly mowing.
Buildings, March 2011, Products and Services, Lawn Seed
Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed is a drought-resistant grass seed that reduces the need for watering, mowing, and fertilizing.
High Performance Buildings, Spring 2011
New and Notable: Lawn Seed, Pearl's Premium, Wayland Mass., ultra low maintenance lawn seed, grows 12-inch roots,rarely needs water once established.
Green Industry Pros.com, February 25, 2011, Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed
Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed is the result of eight years of research and development by scientist and environmental expert Jackson Madnick, who said it grows at one quarter the rate of bluegrass, requiring mowing only once a month rather than every week.
Action Figure Times.com, February 18, 2011, Throttle Necks Toy Fair 2011 by Toygodd
Throttle Necks are a funny product. Poking fun at political figures is always entertaining. They have made 3 characters in President Obama, Sarah Palin and Nancy Pelosi. They say funny phrases.
Boston.com (Boston Globe), February 15, 2011, Obama, Palin Now Available as
Throttle Neck Dolls
Maureen O’Leary of Charlestown, creator of Throttle Necks, is at the American International Toy Fair in New York City, with her talking Obama, Palin and Pelosi caricature dolls. Her publicist Sherry Alpert says that a John Boehner doll is being rushed into production and will cry on command.
UPI, February 13, 2011, American International Toy Fair Held in New York
Throttle Neck dolls Barack Obama, Nancy Polosi and Sara Palin are unveiled during the 108th American International Toy Fair held at the Jacob Javits Center February 13-16, 2011 in New York City. The caricature dolls play a selection of famous quotes uttered by the politicians. UPI / Monika Graff
Boston Globe South, February 10, 2011, Best Bets, Music
Lawrence Isaacson conducts the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra in favorite pop classics with 12-year-old violin sensation Mitsuru Tonezaki, Sunday, 3 p.m., Foxboro High School.
TechNewsWorld, February 1, 2011, The New Wave of App Development
by Richard Adhikari
New browser-based development platforms like the one from Mobiflex let anyone develop a mobile app using drag and drop, without knowing anything about the technology of app development.
WGBH Radio, Emily Rooney Show, February 1, 2011
Elizabeth Searle, who wrote the libretto for Tonya and Nancy – The Rock Opera, talks about how she grew from novelist to librettist about the ice skating scandal at the 1992 Olympics.
Government Product News, February 2011, Lawn Seed
Drought-resistant ultra low maintenance lawn seed needs no fertilizer, requires minimal watering and mowing, and stays green year-round. Pearl’s Premium.
RetailTechnology, January-February 2011, Tesco Tackles Checkout ‘Sweethearting’ StopLift’s ScanItAll detects when cashiers pretend to scan merchandise but deliberately bypass the scanner.
Boston Globe, “G”, January 31, 2011, To Do List by June Wulff
Why her? Kristin Sargeant makes a 180-degree turn to play Nancy in Tonya and Nancy – The Rock Opera at the Oberon through February 2.
Boston Phoenix, January 28, 2011, 8 Days a Week, WHYYYY?! WHY NOT?
Figure skating’s most infamous villain is back in Tonya and Nancy – The Rock Opera through February 2 at the Oberon.
Boston Phoenix, January 28, 2011, 8 Days a Week, WHYYYY?! WHY NOT?
Figure skating's most infamous villain is back in Tonya and Nancy – The Rock Opera through February 2 at the Oberon.
FMA (Facility Management Association) Journal, January 26, 2011, Product Brief: Breakthrough Grass Seed that Requires No Chemical Fertilizer, Minimal Watering and Mowing, and Stays Green Year-round
A breakthrough drought-resistant grass seed, Pearl’s Premium, is saving commercial and residential property owners on watering, mowing and fertilizer, while preventing runoff to help preserve drinking water supplies and protecting consumers from the health risks from lawn pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
BostInnovation.com, January 20, 2011, Build a Mobile App Without Knowing How to Code with MobiFlex by Sean Zinsmeister
MobiFlex, headquartered in Wellesley, MA is a web-based mobile app builder that allows you to build inexpensive apps online. Think of it as the Squarespace for mobile applications.
Landscape and Irrigation.com, January 18, 2011, Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed
Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed is transforming the lawns of homes, office and commercial buildings, public parks, golf courses, airports, college campuses, cemeteries, and roadways.
Green Building Product News, January 15, 2011, Most Innovative Products of 2010:
Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed needs no fertilizer and rarely needs water once established.
WMBD 1470 AM, Greg & Dan Show (Chicago), January 13, 2011
Maureen O’Leary talks with Greg & Dan on why she created ThrottleNecks, her satirical dolls of Obama, Palin and Pelosi who speak in their gaffes. She is working on Boehner – push his button and he cries.
SmallBizTechnology.com, January 12, 2011, Big Opportunity for Non-Techies to Help Small Biz with Tech
MobiFlex makes it economical to create a smartphone custom app in a few hours, supporting smartphone native resources such as GPS, the camera, and robust back-end data access.
CFO.com, January 11, 2011
A 2008 white paper by Fuld & Co. predicted that by 2015, 10% of people under age 65 with employer-sponsored health benefits would be served by work-site.
GreenBuilder, January 8, 2011, Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed
This patent-pending grass seed calls itself an environmental game changer.
Progressive Grocer, January 8, 2011, StopLift’s Technology Detected More Than 130,000 Sweethearting Thefts in 2010
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ Scan-it-All patent-protected computer vision technology – which was developed to visually determine what occurs during checkout transactions to identify fraud – said its loss prevention system detected more than 130,000 sweethearting thefts in 2010.
Chicago Sun-Times, January 5, 2011, The Choke’s on Politicians with Throttle Necks
by Denise O’Neal
Maureen O’Leary wanted to throttle politicians so many times that she created Throttlenecks of Obama, Pelosi and Palin. These figurines mimic popular sayings and gaffes associated with political heavy-hitters and invoke fun, laugher and stress relief.
Washington Post, January 1, 2011, The List: What’s In, What’s Out as 2011 Dawns by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak
Bobbleheads are out; Throttlenecks are in.
Vertical Systems Reseller, 4th Annual Review & Outlook, January 2011
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, says that the Cloud is the major trend in retail loss prevention during 2011.
Medical Device Daily, December 28, 2010, Paper Finds Generic Devices "Closer than They Appear" by Amanda Pedersen
A new white paper from Fuld & Co., a research and consulting firm in the field of business and competitive intelligence, suggests that generic medical devices are "closer than they appear."
Boston Business Journal, December 24, 2010, Tech Vets Tackle Mobile Apps at Startup MobiFlex by Rodney H. Brown (update from Mass High Tech)
Wellesley startup MobiFlex Inc. has launched with a platform that makes developing mobile applications a do-it-yourself, drag-and-drop process, aimed at allowing small to midsize businesses avoid the $2,500 to $15,000 development costs of a single app.
Green Lodging News, December 22, 2010
Pearl’s Premium Introduces Water-Saving Grass Seed
A breakthrough drought-resistant grass seed, Pearl’s Premium, is saving commercial property owners on watering, mowing and fertilizer, while preserving drinking water supplies and protecting consumers from the health risks of lawn irrigation waste.
LandscapeOnline.com, December 22, 2010, Grass is America’s Largest Crop
Pearl’s Premium is an environment and economic game changer, says Jackson Madnick, founder and CEO of Pearl’s Premium, headquartered in Wayland, MA.
Mancow’s Morning Madhouse (Chicago), December 16, 2010
Throttle Necks political dolls
Renowned DJ Mancow and Maureen O’Leary push the buttons on her Throttle Necks, dolls of Obama, Pelosi and Palin who speak their gaffes in their simulated voices.
Fox 25 (Boston), December 14, 2010, Political dolls of Obama, Palin and Pelosi
If you're sick and tired of politicians pushing your buttons, now you have the chance to push back. That’s the motivation behind a new of mini-dolls. They're called
Throttle Necks™, and they were created by Maureen O'Leary of Boston.
Boston Herald, Inside Track, December 12, 2010, Dollmaker Pushes Pols’ Buttons by
Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson
Boston political junkie Maureen O’Leary created Throttle Necks™, small dolls of Obama, Pelosi and Palin that speak in their voices and spout their political gaffes.
Mass High Tech, December 8, 2010, MobiFlex Promises Speedier Mobile App Development
MobiFlex has launched a platform that makes developing mobile applications a do-it-yourself, drag-and-drop process aimed at allowing small to midsize businesses to avoid the $2,500-$15,000 development costs of a single app.
SmartBrief, December 2, 2010, AisleBuyer Lets In-Store Customers Buy Via Smartphones
Tech company AisleBuyer has created an app aimed at allowing customers to skip long lines by scanning UPC codes and completing their purchase using their smartphones.
MassDevice, December 2, 2010, Can There Be such a Thing as a Generic Medical Device?
Fuld & Co. suggests in a recently released white paper that a company can create a generic version of a complex, patented medical device and that this market will grow to $26 billion in the U.S.
Stores, December 2010, Stepping Out of Line by Len Lewis
Imagine going shopping and never waiting in line to check out. AisleBuyer will let you do that, through your iPhone or Android.
Mashable.com, Spark of Genius, November 17, 2010, Make an APP for Your Small Business — without Hiring a Developer by Sarah Kessler
MobiFlex.me launched a web application that allows companies, even those with minimal tech savvy, to create their own iPhone and Android apps.
KillerStartups.com, November 18, 2010, MobiFlex.me – Create Much Better Mobile Apps MobiFlex.me has just introduced an application that enables even those who are alien to programming languages to come up with realized applications.
Boston Globe “G”, November 4, 2010, Arts & Performance, Mark Your Calendar
Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra “String Fling”, November 13, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Foxboro.
Mashable, October 28, 2010, iPhone App Scans Product Barcodes for Self-checkout at Stores by Sarah Kessler
Use AisleBuyer at select retailers to avoid waiting in line when making in-store purchases.
Retail Solutions Online, October 7, 2010, Now You Can Scan and Pay for Items with Your Smart Phone Without Ever Waiting in Line
AisleBuyer, the first mobile self-checkout app, lets you scan items with your iPhone and pay by credit card – without waiting in line.
Supermarket News, September 30, 2010, System Stops Sweethearting for Bahamian Retailer by SN Staff
AML Foods in the Bahamas has installed StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, which caught a cashier scanning only $32 for $300 worth of food.
Patriot Ledger, September 29, 2010, SOUTH SHORE INSIDER: New Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce President Tom O’Rourke looks to grow the organization
by Ashley Fairey
O’Rourke takes the helm of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce with innovative ways to grow the organization.
WCVB-TV, September 28, 2010, Shopping: There’s an App for That by Randy Price
AisleBuyer is the first mobile self-checkout app, now available on your iPhone at the Magic Beans chain in greater Boston.
LeisureGroupTravel.com, September 25, 2010, Personal Wake-Up Call Leads to
Website for Seniors
Jo-Anne Lema launched After50Living.com to provide comprehensive resources for Baby Boomers on all facets of their lives.
New Bedford Standard-Times, September 5, 2010, Battle Continues at Home
by Brian Fraga
A New Bedford man graduated from the Veterans Assembled electronics (VAe) training program in electronics manufacturing and now has a career in it, after suffering from PTSD and back injuries and long periods of unemployment.
Providence Journal, Commerce Digest, September 4, 2010, Veterans Graduate from Electronic Program by Journal Staff
A new training program for disabled veterans, run by
Veterans Assembled electronics (VAe), graduated its first students in five disciplines of electronic-manufacturing services.
Providence Journal blog, September 2, 2010, Three Graduate from Warwick Training Class for Disabled Vets by Andy Smith
Veterans Assembled electronics (VAe) has graduated its first class of disabled veterans in five disciplines of electronic manufacturing services.
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio), September 2, 2010, New Career Training Program for Disabled Veterans by Megan Hall
A new program in electronic manufacturing services, run by Veterans Assembled electronics, is launching disabled veterans on career paths.
Supermarket News, August 9, 2010, Private Eyes by Michael Garry
New applications like StopLift are able to identify unlawful or inefficient behavior in the store by interpreting video images without human input.
Boston Business Journal, July 16-22, 2010, Private School Slashes Its Tuition, Enrollment Surges by Keith Regan
Clark School in Danvers, MA cut tuition 40%, boosting enrollment 30% for this fall while keeping classes small and finances stable.
Progressive Grocer, July 8, 2010, Lamb’s Markets to Reduce Checkout Shrink with New Solution
Lamb’s Markets has installed ScanItAll video recognition software from StopLift Checkout Vision Systems throughout its chain in Greater Portland, OR.
Supermarket News, July 8, 2010, Lamb’s Markets Installs Anti-Sweetheart System
Lamb’s Markets has rolled out StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ technology throughout its chain in Greater Portland, Oregon.
FMI Daily Lead, July 8, 2010, Cameras Catch Checkout Gaffes
Lamb's Markets stores in Oregon are now using StopLift technology with cameras over checkout scanners, which show some mistakes are honest and some are deliberate.
The Oregonian, July 3, 2010, More Retailers Try Big Brother Cameras to Catch Employee, Customer Theft by Laura Gunderson
Lamb’s Markets has installed technology from StopLift Checkout Vision Systems that works with overhead video cameras to detect when cashiers fail to scan items, whether deliberately or by accident.
New Hampshire Magazine, July, 2010, Signs of the Times – There’s Gold in Them Thar Signatures
RR Auction of Amherst, NH, has auctioned more than a million items, manuscripts and documents over the past 30 years.
SecurityInfoWatch.com, June 15, 2010, StopLift Demonstrates Checkout
System integrators can now install technology from StopLift Checkout Vision Systems that enables retailers to catch “sweethearting” theft at the checkout.
Loss Prevention, June 4, 2010, Retailers Can Now Use Their Existing Overhead Cameras to Detect the Growing Theft of Unpaid Items Left in the Shopping Cart at the Checkout
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems has created the first technology to catch unpaid merchandise left in either the middle of the basket (MOB) or bottom of the basket (BOB).
The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2010, Foreigners Vie to Upgrade China Grid
by Shai Oster
Western companies that want to win big jobs in China’s smart grid may have to sell a stake in themselves to a Chinese state-owned company, according to the conclusion of
a study by Fuld & Co., a Boston-based consultancy.
Kellogg.Northwestern.edu, The Battle for China’s Smart Grid, May 21, 2010
The Kellogg team, which represented IBM in the War Game, bested teams from other top business schools to take home the $5,000 prize form Fuld & Co., which organized the event.
Progressive Grocer, Big Y Completes Chain-Wide Installation of Sweethearting Theft Solution; StopLift Adds BOB Functionality, May 18, 2010
Big Y has completed the chainwide installation of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems throughout its 56-store chain for detecting sweethearting and middle and bottom-of-the-basket shrink.
Crain’s Chicago Business, Enterprise City: A Chicago Entrepreneur’s Blog, May 18, 2010, Kellogg Students Get “War Games” Experience
A team of MBA students from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management might influence how major multinational corporations pursue their business overseas, thanks to a recent “war game” competition in Boston sponsored by competitive intelligence firm Fuld & Co.
Boston.com, Innovation Economy, April 27, 2010, War-Gaming the Evolution of China’s Smart Grid by Scott Kirsner
Competitive intelligence guru Leonard Fuld is bringing together business school students in Cambridge tomorrow for a day-long "war game" exercise: which American companies will benefit most as China spends an estimated $100 billion creating a smart electrical grid over the next decade?
Forbes.com, April 21, 2010, Gizmodo’s iPhone Scoop is Legit, But Competitors May Know More by Brian Caulfield
Competitive intelligence expert Leonard Fuld, President of Fuld & Co., says that speed, not secrecy, is the key to Apple’s ability to overtake competitors.
Supermarket News, April 20, 2010, Smart Video Systems Cut BOB Loss by Michael Garry
StopLift’s technology is detecting bottom-of-the-basket theft, with Big Y using it throughout the chain and substantially cutting theft at the checkout.
BizTools.com, April 2, 2010, Catch Criminal Cashiers on Camera
StopLift’s highly advanced video monitoring system analyzes retail store video to detect employee theft at the checkout.
Mass Market Retailers, Spotlight, March 8, 2010, Combating Shrink
Theft at the checkout has grown worse during the recession, costing retailers $10.5 billion annually. StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ software detects it immediately on both the conveyor belt and in the shopping cart.
Grocery Headquarters, March 2010, Cutting Losses
While StopLift’s technology helps to detect “sweethearting” throughout the 56-store
Big Y chain, it has been a valuable tool in helping identify unintentional missed scans
While StopLift’s technology helps to detect “sweethearting” throughout the 56-store Big Y chain, it has been a valuable tool in helping identify unintentional missed scans by cashiers.
RIS News, March 1, 2010, Big Y Stops Sweethearting
The Big Y supermarket chain has stopped sweethearting by installing StopLift’s video recognition software.
Naples Daily News, February 27, 2010, Naples Corporation Arthrex May Join Trend of Hiring Company Doctor for Workers
While Arthrex plans an on-site health clinic, Michael Ratcliffe of Fuld & Co. says that about 1,000 large employers have on-site health clinics and that the numbers are growing.
Boston Globe South, February 14, 2010, Walpole Woman’s Gift to the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra by Paul Kandarian
A Walpole woman has given $40,000 from her mother’s estate to the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, because she loves classical music and wanted to support the region’s first professional orchestra.
Pipeline™ (UK), January 25, 2010, Video Analytics Company Considers Growth Capital Raise to Target $13 Billion Retail Market
The installation of StopLift’s sweethearting detection technology will save the Big Y supermarket chain an estimated $3 million in theft over nine months. Growth capital will be raised this year.
Vertical Systems Reseller, January, 2010, 2010 Retail POS Trends to Watch for Now
By Julie Ritzer Ross
Retailing is seeing the emergence of solutions designed to bolster loss prevention at the point of sale. StopLift is being deployed primarily in high-volume retail environments with thin margins and supermarket-style checkout lanes
New York Times, December 30, 2009 (page 1), Shoplifters? The Statistics Say Stores Should Watch Workers by Steven Greenhouse
StopLift has developed software that, when used with overhead cameras, can detect when cashiers engage in sweethearting by not running merchandise over the scanner or by letting acquaintances take merchandise without paying.
NBCChicago.com, December 11, 2009, Disney Christmas card sells for $13,000 – The card
was addressed to a Chicago resident by Susan Ball
Disney sent out dozens of these Christmas cards, but this is the first one that has ever
surfaced, according to RR Auction, which auctioned the card, which Disney autographed.
Reuters, December 9, 2009, Is There a Doctor in the Corporation? Maybe Soon by
Companies are opening on-site clinics with on-site doctors to promote wellness and cut health insurance costs. Fuld & Co. predicts that in five years, they will serve 10 per cent of working Americans.
Security Management (cover story), December 2009, New Solutions to Old Problems by Ann Longmore-Etheridge
StopLift Checkout Vision Systems is enabling the Big Y supermarket chain to make a substantial difference in its ongoing war against ‘shrink’.
Fall River Herald News, November 9, 2009, SNEEF Teams Up with Charlton Business College
The Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) has formed a new partnership with the Charlton College of Business at Umass Dartmouth.
New Bedford Standard Times/South Coast Today.com, November 8, 2009, SNEEF Relocates
The Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum has moved to the Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth.
Security Director News, November 3, 2009, Grocery Chain Discovers Employee 'Sweethearting' Not Always Intentional - Integrating video analytic technology helps identify unknown areas of loss
Big Y Foods completed the installation of StopLift Checkout Vision Systems at its
Retail Solutions Online, October 26, 2009, System Integrators Can Now Install Technology to Catch Theft at Checkout
System integrators can now install StopLift Checkout Vision Systems’ Scan-It-All technology to catch sweethearting at the checkout.
Boston.com, October 15, 2009, Fuld & Co. Has Opened Office in China
Fuld & Co. has opened an office in Dalien, China, to provide on-the-ground competitive intelligence for its worldwide clients.
USAToday.com, “On Deadline”, October 14, 2009, Marilyn Monroe’s Junior High School Photo up for Auction
A 1941 junior school class photo of Norma Jean Baker, 15, is being auctioned by RRAuction.com.
New England Cable News, October, 14, 2009, Junior High photo of Marilyn Monroe being auctioned
The junior high school class photo Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe) is being auctioned by RRAuction.com.
Stores, October 14, 2009, Video Recognition Software is Helping Big Y Focus on Employee Theft by Craig Guillot
Mark Gaudette, Director of Loss Prevention at Big Y Foods, explains how the implementation of StopLift software has substantially reduced “sweethearting”, when the cashier deliberately doesn’t scan merchandise and gives it away to the customer.
Boston Magazine, October, 2009, Costly Lessons, Letter to the Editor
Responding to the September article “Is a private education still worth it?” Jeffrey Clark, Headmaster of Clark School, Danvers, implemented “Recession Reality Pricing” and
cut tuition by about a third.
Boston.com, September 26, 2009, The September Seen — Bill Brett's photos around town 450 guests attended the Night of the Monarch Fall Gala to benefit Ovations for the Cure, which raises money for ovarian cancer research, held at Westin on the Boston Waterfront.
WBZ-TV, September 24, 2009, Teen Survives Ovarian Cancer to Make a Difference by Dr. Mallika Marshall
Molly McGaffigan, 16, survived ovarian cancer and has raised $8,000 for Ovations for the Cure, which will honor her September 26 at “The Night of the Monarch”.
Boston Globe (Boston.com), September 22, 2009, Elderhostel Does Some Rebranding
BrandEquity has created a new name and logo for Elderhostel: Exploritas. The organization is now focused on reaching people of all ages for its worldwide travel programs.
Associated Press, September 17, 2009, Magazine Signed by John Lennon sells for $12,713
RRAuction sold the magazine with John Lennon’s famous quote about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus Christ for $12,713. (Picked up by National Public Radio, Boston Globe, New Hampshire Union Leader, Arizona Republic, several TV stations, Huffington Post)
40 Years After (blog), September 15, 2009, Beatles for Sale by Rick Campbell
The original magazine with John Lennon’s famous quote about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus Christ is being auctioned by RRAuction through September 16.
Associated Press, September 14, 2009, Lennon-signed 'Jesus' interview being auctioned
An online auction by RRAuction of the magazine with John Lennon’s famous quote about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus Christ runs through Wednesday.
WCVB-TV, September 11, 2009, Lennon’s ‘Beatles More Popular Than Jesus’ Autograph for Sale by Cheryl Fiandaca
The original magazine with John Lennon’s famous quote about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus Christ is being auctioned by RRAuction through September 16.
Boston Globe, “Names”, September 8, 2009, Beatles for Sale by Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein
New Hampshire-based RRAuction is selling the original 1966 issue of Datebook magazine in which John Lennon famously likened the Beatles to Jesus Christ. He even autographed the copy.
Birmingham News, September 4, 2009, Own Piece of Beatles, City History
By Alec Harvey
The magazine with John Lennon’s quote about being more popular than Jesus Christ is being auctioned by RRAuction. It made two Birmingham deejays famous when they started a Ban the Beatles campaign.
New England Real Estate Journal, (front page) Owners, Developers & Managers Section, September 4, 2009, Fodera of East Coast Developments Completes Four Townhouses on Berlandi Rooming House Site
East Coast Developments has completed four townhouse condominiums in Woburn on the site of a former crack house.
The Wall Street Journal, “Speakeasy” Pop Culture blog, September 2, 2009, John Lennon “More Popular Than Jesus” Magazine on Auction Block
RRAuction is auctioning the original magazine in which John Lennon said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ.
New England Financial Marketing Association (NEFMA), The Edge, Fall 2009, Sharon Credit Union Rebrands
Sharon Credit Union, with five branches, has “strengthened its links to the community” with a new logo created by BrandEquity.
Liverpool Daily Post, August 28, 2009, For Sale: Controversial Article Signed by Beatles Legend John Lennon
The original autographed magazine in which John Lennon claimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ is being auctioned by RRAuction August 31-September 16.
Liverpool Echo, August 28, 2009, John Lennon ‘Beatles are Bigger than Jesus’ Row Magazine Up For Sale
The original autographed magazine in which John Lennon claimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ is being auctioned by RRAuction next week.
Woburn Times Chronicle, August 25, 2009, Ribbon-Cutting Set for New Townhouses
East Coast Developments of Woburn has built four new condominium townhouses on the site of the condemned Berlandi building, a former crack house.
Fox News, July 17, 2009, Neil Cavuto, Would You Pay 27 Grand for a $10 Check?
Someone just did at an auction by RRAuction. Neil Armstrong signed it hours before he took off for the moon 40 years ago. Picked up by Fox affiliates.
CBS News.com, ABC News.com, MSNBC.com, July 17, 2009, Neil Armstrong Check Auctioned for over $27,000
(AP) A California engineer bought the astronaut's $10.50 check, which was signed the day of his mission to walk on the moon, and auctioned by RRAuction.
Boston Globe, July 17, 2009, Astronaut’s 40-year-old Check Nets $27,350 by Michaela Stanelun
California man’s bid wins the check signed by Neil Armstrong. RRAuction sold the check after 31 bids to Jack Staub of Newport Beach, CA.
Associated Press, July 16, 2009, Neil Armstrong Check Auctioned for over $27,000
A check signed by Neil Armstrong hours before he took off for the moon has been sold by RRAuction for $27,350, 40 years to the day after it was written. 600-plus pickups around the world by newspapers, radio and TV.
National Public Radio, July 15, 2009, Check Written by Neil Armstrong Being Auctioned
Forty years ago, Neil Armstrong wrote a $10.50 check on the day he left for the moon. That check is being auctioned by RRAuction.
USA Today, July 15, 2009, Across the USA
New Hampshire: A $10.50 check Neil Armstrong wrote the day he took off for the moon is being auctioned by RRAuction.
ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Affiliates, July 15, 2009, Check Written by Neil Armstrong Being Auctioned
(AP) A check that astronaut Neil Armstrong wrote the morning he blasted off for the moon 40 years ago is being auctioned off by RRAuction.
Associated Press, July 14, 2009, Check written by Neil Armstrong Being Auctioned
A check that astronaut Neil Armstrong wrote the morning he blasted off for the moon 40 years ago is being auctioned by RRAuction. 600-plus pickups around the world by newspapers, radio and TV.
Boston Globe, July 14, 2009 (page 1), One Giant Signature for Mankind by Brian MacQuarrie
RRAuction is auctioning a $10.50 check Neil Armstrong wrote to pay a debt the day he left for the moon.
WCVB-TV, July 14, 2009, Armstrong 'Don't Cash It' Check To Be Auctioned by Mary Saladna
Bids through RRAuction are already astronomical for a Neil Armstrong check written just before he was launched to the moon. (Picked up by CNN)
National Public Radio, “Morning Edition”, July 13, 2009, On-Site Clinics Help Companies Manage Health Care Costs by Erin Toner
On-site health clinics are helping a growing number of companies cut health care costs, according to a report by Fuld & Co. (Picked up by Medical News Today, UK)
Reuters, July 10, 2009, U.S. Retailers Continue Struggle with Employee Theft by Ian Sherr
Malay Kundu, CEO of StopLift, developed software that flags suspect actions, when the cashier deliberately does not scan merchandise, and is reducing employee theft.
Triangle Business Journal, July 10, 2009, Electronic Medical Records: Logical, But a Tough & Pricey Pill Right Now by Michelle Cater Rash
Leonard Fuld, president of Fuld & Co., a Massachusetts-based technology consultant, brought together teams of economists from some of the nation’s top business schools to analyze the impact of electronic medical records. (Picked up by 29 business journals)
WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio, July 9, 2009, On-Site Clinics Help Companies Manage Health Care Costs by Erin Toner
On-site health clinics are helping a growing number of companies cut health care costs, according to a report by Fuld & Co.
Bloomberg News, July 1, 2009, Walgreen Ties Growth to ‘Several Thousand’ Work Health Clinics by Carol Wolf
Workplace clinics may shave a company’s medical expenses by 30% and may serve 10% of the population, according to a study by consulting firm Fuld & Co.
Chain Store Age, July 2009, The ‘Not-So-Sweet’ Side of Retail Loss by Deena Amato-McCoy
Big Y found the help it needed to stop sweethearting through a video recognition system from StopLift Checkout Vision Systems.
Beverage Dynamics, July 2009, Retail Security by Cheryl Ursin
StopLift has developed a system that, using a store’s existing camera system over the checkout lane, will enable liquor stores to detect when the cashier is deliberately not scanning that bottle of liquor.
Loss Prevention, July, 2009, White Paper: Big Y Foods Rolling Out “Sweethearting” Detection Technology Chain-wide
Big Y Foods is rolling out “sweethearting” technology created by StopLift, which detects theft at the checkout when items are not scanned.
Today, June 22, 2009. A photo of Einstein sticking out his tongue sold for nearly $75,000 at RRAuction.
National Public Radio, All Things Considered, June 20, 2009, Collector Pays $74,000
That iconic portrait of silliness – Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue – fetched a record $74,000 through RRAuction.
MSNBC, June 21, 2009. This photo of Albert Einstein sold at auction house RRAuction
for more than $74,000 Saturday. The picture was taken after a party for the physicist’s
Newsday, June 21, 2009, Einstein’s ‘Gesture’ Now a Collector’s Prize by
A Great Neck collector purchased the image of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue for $74,324 from RRAuction.
Star-Ledger, June 21, 2009, For Jolly Photo of Einstein, E=$74,324 by Julie O’Connor
The original autographed photo of Albert Einstein, taken at Princeton University at his 72nd birthday, was auctioned by RRAuction for a record $74,324.
UPI, June 21, 2009, Einstein Photograph Sold for $74,000
Auctioneer Bobby Livingston said the 1951 photo of Einstein wagging his tongue was sold by RRAuction for $74,324. (Pickup from Star Ledger)
WHDH-TV, June 21, 2009. A famous photo of Albert Einstein has sold for over $70,000 at RRAuction in New Hampshire.
WBZ-TV, June 20, 2009, Autographed Einstein Photo Sells for Record $74K
A New Hampshire company RRAuction sold the original autographed photo of Albert Einstein with his tongue hanging out for $74,000.
WCVB-TV, June 20, 2009, Photo of Einstein Nets $74K at Auction
A New York man bought the iconic photo of Einstein sticking out his tongue from New Hampshire auction house RRAuction.
WMUR-TV, June 20, 2009, Photo of Einstein Nets $74,000 at Auction
New Hampshire auction company RRAuction sold the iconic photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue for $74,324. 52 pickups of RRAuction of Einstein photo on local ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox stations.
Associated Press, June 20, 2009, Print of iconic Einstein photo sells for $74K by Dave Tirrell-Wysocki
Bobby Livingston, of RRAuction.com says the iconic photo of Albert Einstein, which his firm just sold for a record $74,000, was taken in 1951 after a 72nd birthday celebration for the physicist. 100-plus pickups of story around the U.S. and the world, including Forbes.com, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, MSN UK, Turkish Weekly, China Post.
Boston Globe and Boston.com, June 19-20, 2009, Einstein Photo Sells for $74K by Stewart Bishop
The iconic photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue was sold for $74,000 by RRAuction of Amherst, NH.
Patriot Ledger Blog, June 16, 2009, Neponset Chamber Seeks Public Comment on Transportation Issues in the Interstate 95/Route 1 Corridor
An update on the ongoing study of the Route 1/Interstate 95 corridor will be presented Wednesday, sponsored by the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Reuters Blog “Shop Talk”, June 15, 2009, Security Cameras Can “See” a Lot These
StopLift’s technology is monitoring security camera tape to detect if the cashier is “sweethearting” merchandise, giving it to a friend or family member at the checkout without scanning or charging them for it. With StopLift video.
Investors Business Daily June 15, 2009, Drug Firms Gain Edge Copying James Bond
by Peter Benesh
Leonard Fuld, President of Fuld & Co., says that the war games, or strategic simulations, he runs enable corporate clients to break into teams, representing their own firm and the competition, and run through strategic scenarios to avoid taking the wrong path.
Pharmaceutical Commerce, June 2009
The Eventual Winner in Electronic Medical Records Could Be . . . McKesson
War-gaming analyst Leonard Fuld, President of Fuld & Co., picks the drug distributor over Microsoft, Allscripts and other EMR players.
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