PR Newswire's Business Technology Round-up, 4th October 2012

LONDON, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Yelp launches in Poland, IGT announces AMD powered games and LG to release market leading phone

Yelp, an international provider of local search services, has announced its expansion into Poland this week, providing Polish nationals and businesses with the facility to find and rate local businesses and attractions.

The launch of Yelp.pl means that the company now offers a full range of services in 19 different countries, in a variety of different languages. Yelp is hoping to take advantage of the strength and stability of the Polish economy, which managed to survive the financial crisis largely unscathed, whilst simultaneously increasing the education and affluence of its population. Speaking after the launch, Yelp's Vice President of New Markets, Miriam Warren, expressed her excitement, stating that the international community can now benefit from "discovering the latest and greatest [sites] from the local residents".

International Game Technology (IGT), a world leader in casino gaming technology, is set to announce a new range of devices that incorporate the new AMD Radeon graphics processor, allowing the company to provide customers with a cutting edge, feature rich gaming experience.

The new chip will allow IGT to create both high definition and 3D gaming options, giving players what IGT spokesman Jim Vasquez describes as "an enhanced level of entertainment that ranges from interactive touch screens to multimedia displays". The company announced the new product range at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this week, with new titles expected to launch later in the year.

LG Electronics, a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics, has announced the launch of the new LG Optimus G smartphone, containing the world's first quad-core LTE / Qualcomm Snapdragon combination. 

The inclusion of the super-fast Qualcomm processor will enable LG to deliver quick, high quality graphics, whilst the LTE feature will give users the opportunity to take advantage of mobile download speeds of up to 70mbps, depending on their operator. The company has utilised all of the latest advances in smartphone technology, including a high definition camera, long-life battery and ultra-thin screen to create a powerful business and personal device.

According to LG USA's Senior Vice President of Market Operations, James Fishler, LG has "carefully designed a new "superphone" that encourages users to step beyond everyday boundaries and explore a limitless world of power and creativity". The device will use the Android operating system and launch later in the year.

Follow PR Newswire on Twitter

Keep up-to-date with the latest sector-specific news headlines by following PR Newswire's Twitter accounts:

Consumer
Finance
Manufacturing
Sports
Business
Energy
Health
Multi-cultural
Technology
Business technology
Environment
Media
Public policy
Transport

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 58 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content - from rich media to online video to multimedia - and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

SOURCE PR Newswire




Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.