Companies partner to develop and implement energy and water management solutions that drive sustainable change
BRANCHBURG, N.J., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Noveda Technologies, the leader in web-based, real-time energy and water management systems, and ARAMARK, a world leader in providing professional facilities management services, today announced a strategic partnership to develop solutions for managing energy and water consumption in real-time. This partnership is designed to deliver programs that drive and sustain behavioral change to reduce waste and optimize consumption of electricity, natural gas and water in Higher Education facilities managed by ARAMARK across North America. Continue reading
REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG — Oct. 13, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) has closed its acquisition of Skype Global S.à r.l. Negotiations of the definitive agreement under which Microsoft would acquire Skype, an Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion were led by investor group Silver Lake and the transaction was originally announced on May 10, 2011. Boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype previously approved the acquisition.
Microsoft and Skype will remain focused on their shared goal of connecting all people across all devices and accelerating both companies’ efforts to transform real-time communications for consumers and enterprise customers. The completion of the acquisition also marks the official introduction of Skype as a new business division within Microsoft. Continue reading
No Downloads, No Credit Cards Needed to Access More Than 12 Million Songs Instantly for Free
SAN FRANCISCO, October 6, 2011 – Rdio (www.rdio.com), the digital music service created by the founders of Skype, today announced the launch of the first ever free, on-demand music offering with no ads. In a move that will redefine the digital music space, US users who sign up to Rdio on the web will now have access to full song streams for free while discovering and sharing music from a growing catalog of over 12 million songs. Only an email address or Facebook account is required to sign up and no software downloads or credit card information is needed to start instantly listening to music.
With Rdio’s free access, now anyone can share free, on-demand music with their friends. And with Rdio’s full integration into Facebook’s Open Graph platform, anyone on Facebook can instantly share and play any song in the News Feed, Ticker, or Timeline. Continue reading
Bayer MaterialScience LLC announces it will utilize energy monitoring solutions from Noveda Technologies to optimize the energy performance of its EcoCommercial Building (ECB) projects around the world. Noveda, based in Branchburg, N.J., is the latest addition to the ECB Network, which brings together leading companies that provide state-of-the-art product and service technologies, making energy-efficient, sustainable and profitable building possible.
It’s estimated that buildings are currently responsible for more than 40 percent of the world’s energy use and roughly 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. These statistics are among those fueling an increased interest in the design, construction and ongoing operation of more sustainable structures. According to Noveda, use of its real-time energy and water monitoring solutions can slash energy and water consumption by an average of 15 percent, dramatically demonstrating the ROI of incorporating sustainable elements into new or retrofitted structures. Continue reading