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Apple Co-Founder Speaks in Armenia

Last week, the president of Armenia honored Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Inc., with the Global Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity through IT 2011. Wozniak visited the country on Thursday to speak about education, youth, and the IT industry in Armenia.

At the ceremony, President Serzh Sargsyan had this to say about the honor: “He [Wozniak] is a person, who has revolutionized the world by initiating the creation of personal computers. Thanks to him, computers stepped out from the scientific and military establishments, huge corporations and entered every home, every person’s life.” Wozniak was the second recipient of this award; the first was chairman of the board of the Intel Corporation, Craig Barrett.

During his visit last week, Wozniak met with government official, university leaders and students. In addition to the Global Award, Wozniak also received a certificate from Synopsis Armenia, reported ArmRadio.

In an interview in the country, Wozniak encouraged Armenian businesses to hire smart young people whether they have a college degree or not. He said, “It’s not that great when companies require all sorts of degrees or certification. You have to be able to spot young people who will think for themselves and come up with good new ideas — the real innovators.”

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Leading Media Advertising Firm: Engage: BDR

Engage: BDR is not your average online media advertising firm. Located in West Hollywood, engage: BDR offers innovative marketing solutions for direct response and performance marketers, a unique suite of products and services not available at most online media companies. We’ve compiled just a few of the products and services that makes engage: BDR so different from other companies.

Online media expert Ted Dhanik launched engage: BDR in 2007 along with co-founder Kurtis Rintala. Immediately after the launch, the firm garnered attention as one of the first businesses to provide marketing solutions for direct response and performance marketers. For the past five years, engage: BDR continues to satisfy existing customers and attract new clientele due to its impressive suite of products and technology, including many that were developed specifically out of a need in the online media industry. One of these proprietary products is engage: BDR’s real-time bidding platform. Called First Impression, it is the first real-time bidding platform that allows advertisers to buy inventory directly from publishers.

In addition to First Impression, engage: BDR is also garnering attention for developing unique marketing solutions advertisers can’t find anywhere else. According to their website, the company combines “display, mobile, video and branded entertainment into one network.”

Considering its impressive products, it’s no wonder that the company is growing every day. Engage: BDR has a broad list of clients who have taken advantage of their products. Some of their clients include big name companies such as Google, Fox, Playboy, Nokia, eHarmony, and Ask.com.

When it comes to the company’s goal, one thing is for certain: they want to be able to do more than acquire clients. They want to keep them while helping the business grow. In order to accomplish this goal, engage: BDR is equipped with a valuable team of online media experts that have come to engage: BDR from other leading companies, including MySpace, LowerMyBills, Buzznet Media, and NexTag.

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