Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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#Detroit Reading Corps Rally & Training @MidtownSmallBiz March 2! #motownlit #michlit

Business owners,
Please consider attending the Detroit Public Schools Volunteer Reading Corps Rally and Training on Saturday, March 2, and please consider joining the volunteer ranks! (See flyer and invitation attached)
As DPS will announce tomorrow, rally participants will include Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy S. Roberts and Superintendent of Academics Karen Ridgeway, Detroit Free Press Editor and Publisher Paul Anger, City of Detroit First Lady Yvette Bing, Compuware Corp. Chief Administrative Officer Denise Starr and other Compuware leaders who have served as Reading tutors, City Year Detroit Corps members, current and future tutors, the famous Curious George, and others.
You can sign up here: http://readingcorpsrally.eventbrite.com/
Thank you!

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Midtown Detroit, Inc. | Midtown CoLab | 3939 Woodward Avenue  | Detroit, MI | 48201
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Compuware APM Announces Annual Best of the Web Award Winners #tech

Compuware APM Announces Annual Best of the Web Award Winners

   Showcases Web, Mobile and Streaming Site Performance Leaders

DETROIT, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation
(Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced the
2013 winners of its annual Best of the Web awards honoring the top
performing web, mobile and streaming sites.

The annual Best of the Web awards recognize the 'best of the best'
companies across six major industries -- banking, brokerage, insurance,
media, retail and travel. The winners in each industry earned top
honors for web, mobile, or streaming performance excellence based on
the average response time, availability and consistency of their sites
throughout 2012.

The Best of the Web award winners work hard all year to ensure that
their web, mobile and streaming site performances are differentiators
that drive business. They also make a commitment to continuous
improvement, as they evolve their sites to meet customers' needs and
expectations and to provide exceptional customer experiences.

Winners in each industry receive Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards for
home page or business transaction performance measured from the
Internet backbone and the Gomez Last Mile, a global network of more
than 150,000 desktop computers connected to 2,500 local ISPs in more
than 168 countries around the globe. Winners in Mobile performance are
based on measurement across three major carriers.

This year, Compuware provides special recognition for companies that
stand apart for their continued excellence year over year. Among the
winners, Fidelity Investments holds a special distinction as the only
Gold award winner for four consecutive years. Compuware recognizes this
outstanding achievement and congratulates Fidelity for this remarkable

The 2012 Best of the Web awards were also expanded to include the first
streaming media leader. Along with slow web and mobile performance,
viewers have become less tolerant of poor video quality and/or slow
performance. As online video blossoms, its impact on customer
experience has become critical. This year's Streaming Media Leader
award recipient is Demand Media, which provided the best combined
performance for availability, start-up time and rebuffer ratio measured
from the Compuware Gomez streaming network of more than 50 locations
across 25 countries.

The 2013 Best of the Web top award winners in each industry and
category include:


  --  Check Account Details Transaction -- Gold: US Bank
  --  Last Mile -- Gold: Charles Schwab Bank
  --  Mobile Leader: KeyBank


  --  Generate Order Transaction -- Gold: Fidelity
  --  Last Mile -- Gold: Charles Schwab

Insurance (Auto & Property)

  --  Last Mile -- Gold: The Hartford
  --  Mobile Leader: Liberty Mutual

Media News

  --  News Article Search Transaction - Gold: Associated Press
  --  Last Mile -- Gold: CNN iReport
  --  Mobile Leader: CNN


  --  Product Order Transaction -- Gold: Overstock.com
  --  Last Mile -- Gold: Dell
  --  Mobile Leader: Amazon


  --  Airlines: Flight Search Transaction -- Gold: JetBlue
  --  Airlines: Last Mile -- Gold: AirTran Airways
  --  Airlines: Mobile Leader: LAN Airlines
  --  Hotels: Hotel Room Search Transaction -- Gold: Best Western
  --  Hotels: Last Mile -- Gold: Best Western
  --  Hotels: Mobile Leader: Fairmont
  --  Online Agents: Last Mile -- Gold: Resort Vacations to Go
  --  Online Agents: Mobile Leader: Kayak

Streaming Media

  --  Leader: Demand Media

"Users have woven online into their everyday lives, but smartphones,
tablets, and multiple browsers, coupled with native mobile
applications, cloud computing and virtualization, are amongst the
disruptive technologies making it increasingly difficult to manage
application performance for companies focused on ensuring an
exceptional customer experience," said John Van Siclen, General Manager
of Compuware's APM business unit. "The Best of the Web award winners
have made performance a key business initiative and have set the
standard in their industries for delivering highly available,
high-performing Web experiences that enhance customer satisfaction."

The 2012 results and detailed measurements of each winner's performance
have been published in the "Best of the Web 2013: Compuware Application
Performance Awards" comprehensive report. Download the report here.

Compuware APM(R) is the industry's leading new generation APM solution
for optimizing the performance of web, non-web, mobile, streaming and
cloud applications. Driven by end-user experience, Compuware APM
provides the market's only unified APM coverage across the entire
application delivery chain--from the edge of the internet through the
cloud to the datacenter. Compuware APM helps customers deliver
proactive problem resolution for greater customer satisfaction,
accelerate time-to-market for new application functionality and reduce
application management costs through smarter analytics and advanced APM

With more than 4,000 APM customers worldwide, Compuware is recognized
as a leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Application Performance
Monitoring" report. To read more about Compuware's leadership in the
APM market, click here.

Follow Compuware on:

  --  Twitter - CompuwareAPM
  --  Twitter - Compuware
  --  Facebook -- CompuwareAPM
  --  Facebook - Compuware
  --  YouTube - Compuware
  --  About:Performance Blog
  --  Outage Analyzer
  --  CloudSleuth

Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, makes
technology make a difference by providing software, experts and best
practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware
solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their
best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50
Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites.
Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.

The Compuware logo is available at

CONTACT: Press Contacts
         Brenda Menard
         Compuware Corporation

         For Sales and Marketing Information
         Compuware Corporation
         One Campus Martius
         Detroit, MI 48226

Call Entries Now Open: 2013 Awards for Excellence in Technology Journalism



Josh Kail
(315) 507-2281

Joel Strasser
(732) 415-7556

PRSA Announces Open Call for Entries for Technology Journalism Awards: Deadline March 15
Annual Competition Recognizes Excellence in Communicating Innovation to Readers

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced today an open call for entries for the PRSA Technology Section's Awards for Excellence in Technology Journalism. The Awards are intended to recognize journalists in general or business publications and technical/trade magazines and newsletters who have published articles that are valuable to their readers, show clarity in the communication and are significant in disclosing, explaining, interpreting and reporting innovation and recognizing newsworthiness. Published articles are judged by peer-interest journalists.

The awards recognize technology journalists for their distinction in two separate categories with articles published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. One award is presented to an individual for excellence in technology journalism in a general or business media source. A second award is presented to an individual for excellence in technology journalism in a trade, technical, industrial or professional publication serving a technology industry or audience.

Two winners are chosen to each receive a crystalline trophy to commemorate their achievement and an American Express gift card covering dinner for two at their favorite dining establishment (valued at $250.00).

Journalists must submit applications before the March 15 deadline. Full entry guidelines are available on the Technology Section website.

PRSA | 33 Maiden Ln 11th Fl | New York, New York 10038 | U.S. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Don't Miss It! The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers Fri, Feb. 15th, @TheWrightMuseum via @satori_10

Planned Parenthood Presents The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers 


Featuring Twisted Storytellers Rev. Horace L. Sheffield III, Judy Olds, Cheryl James, Doug Howell, David Bethel 
with Twisted Musical Guest GPS and host Satori Shakoor!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

9th Annual Ypsilanti Community AA Read In Feb 10th 2-4pm @YpsiLibrary #michlit

Sunday, February 10, 2013
2:00 -­ 4:00 p.m.
Ypsilanti District Library
Community Room
5577 Whittaker Road

Listen to a panel of comic book artists talk about
their inspiration for getting into comics: Andre
Batts (Urban Style Comics), Matt Feazell (Comic
Artist and Illustrator, Comics Artist), and
Sanaa Naeem (Comic Book Artist).

Spend time with a local hero reading a story.

Meet Mark Askin, author of What If the Sky
Was Red? and Fire Chief Eric Copeland who will
be reading stories to younger children.

Create your own comics with Matt Feazell.

Youth 18 and under may select a FREE book

Join over a million readers in the Twenty-­Fourth National African
American Read-­In. Sponsored by Splendor Educational Consulting,
Pauline Bigby, and the Ypsilanti District Library. For more information:
bigbysplendor@gmail.com or debutts@ypsilibrary.org or 879-­1303.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Nat'l Author, Maxine Bigby Cunningham @maxine_empower Book Tours Land In Ann Arbor & YpsilantiFeb 9th & 10th #michlit

Featured Book:

1.  Saturday, February 9, 2013 - Book Signing, Power Walking, A Journey to Wholeness, by Maxine Bigby Cunningham.  My memoir  of recovery, resilience and renewal while living with a chronic illness,  reveals four empowering steps to wellness that can benefit anyone who has yearned to triumph over impediments to wellness -  mind, body and spirit.   "Power Walking" is a metaphor for vibrant living. This book has been described as instructional, illustrative and inspiring.  The signing will be held is 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Nicolas Books, 2513 Jackson Avenue, Westgate Shopping Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Light refreshments. Flier and pix of book cover attached.  My website is http://www.maxinebigbycunningham.com.  Also, I can be reached on Facebook. 

2.  Sunday, February 10, 2013 - Annual Ypsilanti Community African American Read-in (AARI). This year's theme is "Readers are Heroes." The AARI celebrates the writings of African American writers.  The AARI is an international movement originated by the Black Caucus of the National Council of English Teachers.  At the "Ypsi" event, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., expect engaging activities for  "arm babies" through wise elders. Plus, children 18 and younger can select free books. This event will be held at the Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198.  Free.  Light refreshments.  The website is  http://africanamericanread-2013.weebly.com
Follow me on twitter @maxine_empower

Power Walking, a Journey to Wholeness now in print and digital formats.
Book available at Amazon.com (print or Kindle) and at smashwords.com

"Walking is both a daily experience and a lifetime journey."
Maxine Bigby Cunningham
Founder, Empowered Walking Enterprise LLC
Writer, Workshop Facilitator, Mental Health Advocate
Author - Power Walking, A Journey to Wholenesswww.maxinebigbycunningham.com

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