<![CDATA[Hedgehogs.net: All site groups]]> http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/groups/world/?filter=active http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=10055261&group_guid=9037500 Sun, 05 Feb 2012 18:17:02 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=10055261&group_guid=9037500 <![CDATA[New Monday StockGoodie "Stock in Focus" DIGX - Dig-It Underground Inc]]> Dig-it Underground Inc. - DIGX

 

DIGX Business Summary

Dig-it Underground, Inc., a consumer products company, engages in the marketing of consumer products to retailers, specializing in apparel, branding intellectual properties, and graphic illustrations of famous artists and brands. The company offers a range of posters and prints, including specialty posters, decorative prints, and art reproductions. It also engages in licensing artwork for consumer products, as well as publishing open and limited edition art. The company has licensing agreements with notables, such as Elvis Presley Enterprises, the Bob Marley Estate, and Stephen Fishwick to create open editions and limited editions of the likeness of celebrities.

 

Our Mission

GetDownArt.com is dedicated to bringing customers the best selection of posters and art prints from world renowned artists. Our range of numerous posters and art prints, and 100% satisfaction guarantee, make it simple and safe for customers to find a selection that is perfect for their home, apartment, or office.

Our Products and Services

Our selection of posters and prints includes specialty posters, decorative prints, and art reproductions. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality products and superior customer care.

Stephen Fishwick

 

 

 

Our History

GetDownArt.com was founded in 2007 in Henderson, NV, becoming a sister company to Garibaldi Fine Arts. GetDownArt.com has helped customers worldwide decorate their homes, dorm rooms, apartments, and offices

Get Down Art is a consumer products company specializing in open edition prints, limited edition prints, apparel, and licensing. Get Down Art started in January 2005 as the exclusive open edition publisher for world famous artist Michael Godard with only 4 posters. Since then we have began to attract other artist and properties which we continue to develop and create. Get Down Art well seasoned executives that have had 100 years of experience. The multi-level business model that we have created allows us to examine and opportunity and see if we can capitalize on it through our four main channels of Distribution: apparel, limited edition art galleries, open edition framers mass to specialty, and licensing the artwork on products and merchandise.

Get Down Art has state of the art graphic studio in our offices in Las Vegas with ability to create digital fine art reproduction on demand. We also have full production of finishing, coating, and stretching fine art canvas images.

 

 
DIGX’s licensed art includes agreements with the Bob Marley Estate, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Hendrix Original Art Expressions, David Garibaldi and Stephen Fishwick. DIGX’s featured Artists have produced artwork for top corporate names such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Volkswagen, Honda, Disney, NFL (National Football League), and National Geographic. Aside from art licensing agreements, DIGX also holds rights to sell and distribute a 100% natural dietary supplement for the usage of recovering from hangovers called “The Hangover Recovery Shot”. This Warner Brother licensed shot features an individual character from the movie series “The Hangover”.
$DIGX  huge awareness unfolding here this weekend see some massive research and links for you to look through.That's why we think Dig-it Under

Sin City Kitty:

Get Down Art owns the trademarks and copyright to the Sin City Kitty Brand. Sin City Kitty is a female fashion brand of the Sin City Lifestyle. The demographic research, current brand direction, and sales are trending Sin City Kitty™ is going to be a sexy worldwide lifestyle brand, where the Kitty is in control. In order to create the lifestyle brand of Sin City Kitty we continue to develop products that portray the lifestyle of Las Vegas, Fashion, drinking, partying, and gambling

Sin City Kitty Domestic Business –

Marshall Retail Group: Sin City Kitty on the Las Vegas strip is exclusive to Marshal Retail Group with a verbal agreement. We have 14 - 4ft branded Sin City Kitty sections that are on the Las Vegas Strip and the Las Vegas Airport. These areas were create September 2010 and have grown every month since. Marshall Retail group continues to add new sku’s and products. It has been the best performing section in each of the store it is in.

 

Sin City Kitty Vodka:

To increase brand awareness of the Lifestyle Brand the Sin City Kitty Vodka will allow us to be also maximizing our name and brand with a consumable product that can be distributed worldwide. This product line is to increase Brand recognition and awareness. The beginning part of the business is low volume and low profits. Once the alcohol is available we will market begin to establish marketing and sales for each region.

 

We have already found a distillery who will bottle for us by the pallet. This will allow us to only invest into the bottle inventory only and bottle on a pallet basis to keep the initial cost down and ability to grow into the market.

1st market to Las Vegas market

2nd develop a nation campaign

3rd develop international distribution

Sin City Kitty Slot Machines: COMING SOON

 

Marketwire(Mon, Dec 5)

 

Management Team

The management team at DIGX has over 100 years in combined experience. During those 100 years they have turned SEVERAL sales and marketing companies just like DIGX into $100 million per year operations. However, for the first time ever they are using their talents and proven business plan for a publicly traded company and now traders like yourself to have the opportunity to pick up shares on this up and coming company in a budding industry for pennies per share.

Mr. Darren Donofrio ,
Chief Exec. Officer, Sec., Treasurer and Director

Mr. Brandon Donofrio ,
Pres

Mr. Michael Malm ,
Director and VP

Contact Us

5056 West Post Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Website: http://www.getdownart.com
Phone: 702-260-9092
Email: brandon@getdownart.com

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=10042871&group_guid=9037500 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:20:50 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=10042871&group_guid=9037500 <![CDATA[New Thursday StockGoodie Caduceus SoftWare Systems Inc. - CSOC]]>
CSOC - Caduceus SoftWare Systems Inc.

CSOC -Business Description

$CSOC Caduceus Software Systems Corp. is a software company that specializes in developing an all-in-one solution for private practioners and doctors. We are in the healthcare information management industry.
We are headquartered in the United Kingdom, specifically located in the metropolitan city, Birmingham.
Our company was created as we saw an urgent need for better patient care throughout the world. General practitioners are using unsophisticated software acts as more administrative than act as a time saving tool.
Our flagship product is called Caduceus MMS version 1.0. It is a sophisticated appointment scheduling and patient recording software system. It has the capability to add more functionality as needed by the doctors that use it.

COMPANY VISION

We at Caduceus Software Systems see an urgent need for better healthcare information management. The “Healthcare Reform” has started, and the reform has spread to all English speaking G8 nations – United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. At the federal level, governments are streamlining the process of delivering and transferring information among institutions.
We are focusing on reforming the way each individual doctor handles information right in their own office.

CORPORATE MISSION

Caduceus Software Systems is driven by one core principle: to create robust, easy-to-use professional software that meets of exceeds the client’s expectations. In order to do this, our software offerings will be designed in stages so that each component and phase carefully addresses both the practitioner’s administrative and level-of-service requirements. This principle will be instrumental at each leg of software production: from pre-concept consultation to architectural design, from distribution to client support.

Products and Services


Recent News

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
CADUCEUS SOFTWARE SYSTEMS CORP. Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers EDGAR Online (Tue, Jan 17)
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Caduceus Software Systems Corp. Enters Global EMR Market with Completion of UK Version Business Wire (Wed, Dec 21)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SHAREHOLDER UPDATE: Caduceus Software Systems Corp. Positioned to Gain Market Share in the Increase of Outpatient EHR Adoption in a Market Projected to Hit $3B by 2013 Business Wire (Tue, Dec 20)

Caduceus Software Systems Corp. Confirms World-Wide Licensing Agreement
Business Wire (Tue, Dec 20)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Caduceus Software to Expand Functionality, Efficiency and Opportunity for Sales with the Human Anatomical Mapping Tool
Business Wire (Wed, Dec 7)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Caduceus Software Systems Updates Analysis of Market and Provides Its Outlook of EHR and EMB Growth; IDC Predicts EHR Market to Reach 3.8 Billion in 2015
Business Wire (Tue, Dec 6)

Friday, November 18, 2011

CADUCEUS SOFTWARE SYSTEMS CORP. Financials
EDGAR Online Financials (Fri, Nov 1
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Caduceus Software Systems Corp. Explores Sales Opportunities in the State of Indiana for its Software Business Wire (Tue, Nov 15)

Management Team

President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Officer

Derrick Gidden is a graduate from Conventry Technical College in Telecommunication and Electronic Engineering (Oct 197 and the University of Wolverhampton where has obtained a Post Graduate in Training Management (July 1994) and has successfully completed a wide array of other business management, training, auditing, project management and information technology programs (May 1992 – February 2010).
For more than twenty five years, he has provided management consulting and business development services to a number of private, public service and voluntary companies/organizations.
Mr. Gidden’s entrepreneurship began with two business ventures, between March of 2003 and April of 2008, called Oracle Business Development Partnership (UK) Limited and The Property Investor Group (UK) Limited. While working for Oracle Business Development Partnership (UK), he provided business development consultancy to business communities across UK, in addition to offering specific consultancy on business planning/development and raising finance. His duties also included supporting companies for sustainability, growth and competitiveness with consultancy on sales/marketing, IT, technology,manufacturing and import/export. While working for The Property Investor Group (UK) Limited, Mr. Gidden provided relevant property investments to prospective investors.
Since April of 2010, Mr. Gidden has been a director of the Poet’s Wood
Management Services working in conjunction with Redrow Homes Midlands Ltd., one of the leading companies in the residential home construction sector in the United Kingdom. He is also a school governor at King Edward VI School which is one of the top selective grammar school in the United Kingdom.

Contact Us

Caduceus Software Systems Corp. is headquartered in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Birmingham is a metropolitan city, and is the most populous city outside of London.
Office address:
42a High Street,
Sutton Coldfield,
West Midlands,
UK, B72 1UJ

Birmingham is a major international commercial centre, ranked as a gamma− world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network; and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. With a city GDP of $90bn (2008 estimate, PPP), its urban economy is the second largest in the UK and the 72nd largest in the world. Birmingham’s three universities and two university colleges make it the largest centre of higher education in the United Kingdom outside London.

Our company is publicly traded and is listed on the reputable United States stock exchange called the Over-the-counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB). Our stock symbol is “CSOC”.
We would like to here from you. Please contact us.
Product information: info@caduceusco.com
News and media inquiries, public relations: info@caduceusco.com
Careers with our Company: info@caduceusco.com
Investor relations and venture possibilities: info@caduceusco.com
Thank you.

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$400,000 Order to be Recognized in Current Quarter

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TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TBSS International, Inc. (otcqb:ANSH) ("TBSS"), an international service company with existing service contracts assisting companies involved in gold mining and oil drilling, announced today it has won a contract for trenching and installation of pipe valued at $400,000 with the revenue to be recognized in the current quarter.

The contract is for the installation of approximately 7,500 feet of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for the connection of an oil separation unit with completion expected by December 15, 2011.

There will be a number of additional contracts to be announced in the near future with revenue to be recognized in the current quarter and first quarter, 2012.

Investors and shareholders are invited to send their e-mails to IR@tbssinternational.com to be added to the company's e-mail database for future press releases.

About Hydrasep, Inc.

Hydrasep was founded in 1995 to develop an oil/water separator that meets EPA storm water run-off regulations. Hydrasep engineers were instrumental in the development of ASTM Standard Practices for separator performance testing. In order to meet the needs in the field, Hydrasep developed a simple-to-operate, highly efficient and cost-effective separation technology.

Hydrasep separators are known in the industry for their ease of maintenance, durability, reliability and performance. The company continues to develop new products for oil/ water separation. Hydrasep's website is http://www.hydrasep.com .

About TBSS International, Inc.

TBSS International is a domestic and international service company with service contracts in different sectors such as gold mining, oil drilling, water well drilling, trenching and construction. The management team of TBSS has been in the construction industry since 1950 with a strong reputation for completing contracts on time and within budgets. The strength of TBSS emanates from the company's joint venture partners and their respective technological expertise. The corporate website is at http://www.tbssinternational.com

Safe Harbor Act: This communication contains certain comments or "forward-looking statements" that fall within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such comments and statements are based largely on the company's current expectations and are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties. Words such as "anticipate", "estimate", "expects", "projects", "intends", "plans", "believes", and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance identify such comments or forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact. They are management's present expectations of future events, and include comments about the Company's business strategies and objectives, the prospects for growth in the Company's various business operations and the Company's future financial performance. As with any projection or forecast, forward-looking statements are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and changes in circumstances that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Contact:TBSS International855-OIL-GOLD (855-645-4653)

SOURCE TBSS International, Inc.

Copyright (C) 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9545353&group_guid=9037500 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:52:23 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9545353&group_guid=9037500 <![CDATA[$NXOI Out with a Press Release : "Interactivity" Spearheads Next 1 Interactive's Rebranding]]>

$NXOI Out with a Press Release : "Interactivity" Spearheads Next 1 Interactive's Rebranding

R&R Television Network Rebranded as Next 1 Network

Press Release Source: Next 1 Interactive, Inc. On Monday October 24, 2011, 8:30 am EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire -10/24/11)- Next 1 Interactive, Inc. (OTC.BB: NXOI.OB - News), parent company to R&R Television Network, announced today that it will rebrand the R&R Television Network, to "Next 1 Network," effective December 1, 2011. The rebranding is designed to expand the message of "interactivity," consistent with the parent company, Next 1 Interactive, and all programming across the network. The result is Next 1 will be linking its television channel with its Video on Demand Networks thereby allowing viewers instant access to both on multiple devices.

Next 1 Network will be available on television, internet live streaming, mobile devices, tablets, and a host of additional options serving the continuously expanding needs of our viewers. The television channel will be equipped with highly interactive advertising that directs viewers to visit one or two minute videos for "Real Estate on Demand" & "Travel on Demand." These videos, similar to cable TV's current video on demand, will be located in dedicated sections for maximum ease and accessibility. The real estate video clips will feature extensive views, inside and out, of local homes listed for sale. The travel video clips will feature unique and exciting travel destinations along with specially priced travel packages made available by advertising sponsors and the Next One Interactive travel division. All videos will feature the ability to text for more information, call a toll free number or visit a dedicated website to either purchase online or request more information.

Additionally, both the "Real Estate Video On Demand" & "Travel On Demand" sections made available to viewers through cable television will be replicated on dedicated websites, giving viewers a second "online" alternative in which to purchase or inquire about those same real estate listings or travel packages available through cable television. This provides an additional opportunity to transact for Next 1 Network viewers using internet live streaming, mobile devices, and tablets.

The Company believes the two keys to attracting users are: ease of access to information and timeliness of the content. To this end the company (in combination with its partner RealBiz Media) is continuously creating valuable and relevant content of the most recent real estate listings and is posting them to TV and Web based Video on Demand platforms via its technology application. An example of a "why VOD video" used for educating Real Estate agents of the benefits of the Next 1/ RealBiz Media "Home Listing Platform" can be viewed from the following link:

http://player.delvenetworks.com/prev...9c608207a0a83f

Next 1 has chosen to rebrand its television network in response to increased accessibility and consumer demand. The Next 1 Network will continue to focus on three areas of programming: Real Estate, Travel and Lifestyle. Programming will be reorganized into blocks that reflect each area of interest.

Real Estate, Home Improvements and all things home related will fall within the "Next Home" block and Travel & Destination programming will come under the title "Next Trip."

Finally, "Next 1 Lifestyle" will offer unique and exciting programming committed to exploring and enhancing Personal Lifestyles for men and women of all ages. And from "Next 1 Lifestyles" comes a new block of programming, "Next Gen," featuring original, educational, and entertaining programming for kids. The "Next Gen" children's block is an important addition to our lineup as it will fulfill an FCC requirement for broadcasting "over the air."

"In today's interactive world, viewers should have the choice to engage and purchase what they see while watching any program of interest on any device from anywhere. Next 1 Network's goal is to help our viewers become the most knowledgeable real estate and travel consumers today by offering informative programming and On Demand Videos that allow them to make successful choices on an increasingly, time efficient, easily accessible basis. This is the crux of what heightened interactivity is all about," says Bill Kerby, CEO of Next 1 Interactive.

About Next 1 Interactive, Inc.

Next 1 Interactive, Inc. (NXOI) is a multi faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate. Next 1 plans the delivery of targeted content via multiple digital platforms including Satellite, Cable, Broadcast, Broadband and mobile. In today's digital market Next 1 Interactive delivers information and entertainment to consumers. The company business plan calls for multiple revenue streams from real estate and travel content delivery including transactional commissions, referral fees, advertising and sponsorship. The multiple revenue streams and integrated media platforms allow for the delivery of measurable return on investment to its advertisers, sponsors and business partners.

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plan, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulation, and other risks described in statements filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements that may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

Contact:

NXOI Corporate Headquarters
Next 1 Interactive, Inc.
Direct: 954-888-9779
Email Contact

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/-Inter...50640.html?x=0

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9398460&group_guid=9037500 Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:53:15 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9398460&group_guid=9037500 <![CDATA[Breaking News! $FOFU Force Fuels Begins Producing Natural Gas From Their Wells in Kansas]]> Breaking News! $FOFU Force Fuels Begins Producing Natural Gas From Their Wells in Kansas

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COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire -09/30/11)- Force Fuels, Inc. (OTC.BB:
FOFU.PK - News) -- With the completion of our financing and the
beginning of Phase II of its drilling plan completed by Carroll
Energy, Force Fuels has finished the reports needed to drill 15 new
wells on the Kansas property Force Fuels acquired in 2010.

Force Fuels plans to start producing with all of the gas wells in the
southeastern tip of Kansas. The Company plans to develop existing oil
wells and gas fields together. In addition, the Company has initiated
discussions with Carroll Energy to help Force Fuels broker a bonus gas
contract for all of the gas production in Kansas. The FF properties
are located near a major gas sales line in Montgomery and Chautauqua
counties.

"For too long the oil wells in Kansas have not utilized their natural
gas resources. We feel the addition to our product line will enhance
profit margins for our shareholders without depleting oil resources,"
said Thomas Hemingway, President and CEO.

Force Fuels has completed the geological analysis and field studies so
the Company can move forward with the final drilling permit filings.
Once the final permits are issued, Force Fuels will schedule the
drilling contractor and other service work as needed.

About Force Fuels, Inc.
Force Fuels, Inc.'s primary products of the company are regulated and
standardized energy based products, which do not require marketing or
sales force, thus completely eliminating the related expenses. These
energy based products include oil, natural gas, solar, wind and
hydrogen. In the oil and gas field the company plans to focus on the
purchase of marginally producing shallow oil wells, which are
relatively inexpensive to operate and can be optimized with existing
technologies; the purchase of leases with potential for additional
drilling in proven producing areas; and the acquisition of in-house
know-how to further optimize production through stimulation,
refurbishing and site optimization.

More information can be obtained at http://www.ForceFuels.com
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AhqW8ZzpoQMMsTE81fg> -- (949)
783-6723

This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-
looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe,"
"estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. These
statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking
statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences
include, but are not limited to, acceptance of the Company's current
and future products and services in the marketplace, the ability of
the Company to develop effective new products and receive regulatory
approvals of such products, competitive factors, dependence upon third-
party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic
report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making
these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation
to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of
this release.

Contact:

Investor Relations
Minataur Group
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Rest of the day was strong volume and gave traders plenty of chances to get some nice gains
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We searched around for a long time for a stock we thought was stable and had Momo potential.
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Congrats traders that jumped in NXOI for a lovely 220% Gain! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9152591&group_guid=9037500 Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:30:49 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9152591&group_guid=9037500 <![CDATA[Next 1 Interactive Inc. NXOI]]> NXOI Next 1 Interactive Inc.



About $NXOI

Company Overview

Next 1 Interactive, Inc.(OTCBB: NXOI) is moving forward systematically in building out its television network.

A multi faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate. Next One delivers targeted content via digital platforms including Satellite, Cable, Broadcast, Broadband and Mobile.

Along with the full time R&R TV Network, the company will deliver its content and sponsors' messages on Video on Demand outlets enhanced by interactive applications. In today's digital market Next One Interactive delivers information and entertainment to consumers.

The company has created multiple revenue streams including transactional commissions, referral fees, advertising and sponsorship.

Products & Services

Over the last several months, NXOI has reduced its efforts on the R&R TV Network and has instead focused on the Video on Demand platforms.

The 3 main divisions and their supporting platforms within the company are:

The R&R TV Network
Travel Platforms including applications for Video on Demand (VOD)
Real Estate Platforms including application for Video on Demand (VOD)

1. The R&R TV Network
The best known of the divisions is the R&R TV Network. At its peak the Network reached a potential viewership base of close to 30 million households and carried significant programming content for both travel and leisure. The Company's goal from inception had been to grow the distribution of the R&R Network to a targeted 50 million households. Upon achieving this goal the network would:

1) Serve as a key driver for Video on Demand (VOD) and
2) Capture significant advertising revenue due to the reach.

Unfortunately, after several attempts to hit this 50 million household target, it became clear that for reasons ranging from a weak economy for advertisers in both the "travel and real estate" industries to the high costs of operations, the R&R TV Network was going to have to curtail its R&R Network operations or even suspend. The R&R Network operations Company after reviewing several options late last quarter, we curtailed our distribution platform and began negotiations for alternative costing structures and distribution. As of today, we have significantly reduced our operational costs of the network from roughly $850,000 per month to roughly $75,000per month. We have continued negotiations with multiple parties in the travel, real estate and media industries and believe that we will again be able to expand this platform in the near future BUT will only do so in conjunction with sponsorship and advertising support. While the R&R Network was the most visible division of the Company, clearly it was also the most expensive to operate and had the longest timelines to positive cash flow. While we would like to revisit network growth in the future, it is my belief that the Company's greatest opportunities remain in the "interactive and VOD platforms" as they afford us multiple revenue streams (advertising, commissions and referral fees on real estate and travel) and the ability to achieve positive cash flow sooner. It is in these areas that we will continue to focus the bulk of our efforts.

Website:http://www.rrtv.com/
Video: http://www.rrtv.com/shows/golfing-country.html

2. Travel Platforms including applications for Video on Demand (VOD)
During the last quarter the Company focused its travel efforts on two key programs. These include the development and continuing refinement of our R&R Travel Advantage program and a supporting beta test platform for Travel VOD with a major cable operator. The R&R Travel Advantage program was derived from the Company's ability to accept discounted vacation products, such as resort stays and cruises, in exchange for advertising time on its TV and Video on Demand platforms. Membership is $495 and includes a choice of a 4 day cruise or a 7 day luxury resort stay for two people. Company shareholders can become members for $149by going to www.rrtvadvantage.com and entering the promo code - "owner".

To date, we have announced two outside groups that have decided to utilize some of our travel certificates and product offerings. Additionally, there are several groups with whom we are having ongoing negotiations for this program to be a direct to consumer/loyalty and/or an incentive program. The costing structure of this program has largely been absorbed and it is our hope that we will develop a number of new partnerships and be able to acquire a significant distribution platform for these specialty priced vacation products over the next quarter.

3. Real Estate Platforms including applications for Video on Demand (VOD)
One of our major initiatives for the last two years has been the rollout of a National Real Estate Program on VOD, Web and Mobile platforms. To this end, we have developed and introduced a new technology product, which we are marketing to the real estate industry under the name of "Home Preview Channel" in conjunction with its real estate partner - RealBiz Media. The product was officially unveiled in November 2010 at the national conference for real estate professionals, in New Orleans. The product is designed to sit on a real estate agent's computer screen giving them the option to convert their clients home listing to a video and instantly be displayed on over a dozen real estate websites as well as on the real estate VOD section of television in their market for a 30 day period – all for less than the price of most weekend newspaper ads. The response from the real estate industry has remained extraordinary and the consensus remains that the "Home Preview Channel" platform is by far the most innovative and cost effective marketing program available to the real estate industry.

We are working with several major players in the industry to begin new beta testing of a somewhat modified Home Preview Channel platform. Previous testing caused us to rethink our model and the costing structure of our distribution platforms. One major concern has been the need of the cable industry to complete the implementation of interactive and "request for information" (RFI) capabilities. With the fast advance of broadband, mobile and web television, the cable industry has aggressively started to push towards interactive solutions for television, but at present only a minority of the television distribution is capable of providing any meaningful interactive services. While we believe the platform has the potential to position us as an industry leader, it has come with a significant financial investment. Our goal is to continue to work with our partner RealBiz Media in efforts to introduce our VOD platform with RFI capabilities in most of the major cities in theUSA prior to the end of the year. Clearly, this will have to be a staged rollout, but we are targeting a 5 to 10 city beta test of our platform late summer.

I believe Next One's investment in the Real Estate Video on Demand program has properly positioned the company for future growth that has the potential to quickly outstrip all other divisions. Once operating, target groups will include national and regional realtors, bankers, and mortgage brokers as well as a number of supporting service groups. Additionally, once the VOD real estate network is established, there is an immense opportunity to use this platform to capture some of the trillions of dollars of foreclosed real estate properties currently held in the US banking system that must be liquidated.

Follow on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-TV-Network/149702745099911?sk=wall
Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/rrtv

Tons of Videos: http://www.youtube.com/RRTelevision


Recent News

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
NEXT 1 INTERACTIVE, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits
EDGAR Online (Tue, Aug 9)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Webcast Teleconference Announcement for NXOI Shareholder Update on Monday: August 8th, 2011, 11:00am EDT
Marketwire (Wed, Aug 3)

Saturday, July 23, 2011
NEXT 1 INTERACTIVE, INC. Financials
EDGAR Online Financials (Sat, Jul 23)

Conclusions to Product Update above
NXOI: Shareholder Update
PR Newswire (Tue, Jul 19)
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/NXOI-Shareholder-prnews-187483474.html?x=0&.v=1

While the last year has been a very painful process for our directors, employees and shareholders, please know that we have been working diligently to reassess the business model and adapt it to the current economic environment. To this end, we have:

Reduced our monthly operating costs from roughly $1.3 million per month to $200,000 per month.
We have either eliminated or changed our programs with our major partners from a minimum monthly guaranteed payment in favor of a model that is primarily driven by a revenue share.
We have developed significant partners and unique platforms in both the travel and real estate arenas. I believe the implementation of these projects will finally occur during this quarter and the multiple revenue streams we have hoped for over the past few years will become evident reality.

There is no doubt that an additional financing will be needed to fully implement our programs. However, the reduction in operating costs by over $1 million per month combined with the significant potential of new contracts in both the real estate and travel arenas should greatly reduce the amount needed to allow us to execute the business model.

My hope is, this outline helps in a better understanding of our current VOD and Network positioning.

We certainly appreciate our shareholders continued support in turbulent times and will continue to work diligently towards growing our strategic relationships and technology in real estate, travel and media properties.

Sincerely,
Bill Kerby
Vice Chairman & CEO

Contact Info

Next One Interactive, Inc.
2690 Weston Road
Suite 200
Weston, FL 33331
Phone: 954.888.9779
Fax: 954.888.9082
Email: investorrelations@nxoi.com
Email: webmaster@nxoi.com
Website: http://www.nxoi.com

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9151086&group_guid=9037500 Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:29:17 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9151086&group_guid=9037500 <![CDATA[$BTZO Up 40% and Holding! Almost in Breakout Mode!]]> Resistance at .55, $BTZO gets past that its clear skies!!

 

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9151049&group_guid=9037500 Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:26:16 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9151049&group_guid=9037500 <![CDATA[$BTZO News Just Released: Bitzio, Inc. Forms New Board of Directors]]> Bitzio, Inc.

OTC Bulletin Board : BTZO

Bitzio, Inc.

August 22, 2011 09:20 ET

Bitzio, Inc. Forms New Board of Directors

 

New CFO Appointment Further Strengthens the Leadership Team

 

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2011) - Bitzio, Inc. (OTCBB:BTZO) is pleased to announce the appointment of R.W. (Bob) Garnett, William Schonbrun and Amish Shah to its Board of Directors. These new directors collectively bring over 70 years of proven leadership experience in building and scaling companies for exponential growth.

In addition, the Board is pleased to announce that Bob Garnett will also serve as Bitzio's Chief Financial Officer. A chartered accountant and Certified Corporate Director, Bob is a senior financial professional with over 40 years of executive management and Board experience. He has served as the CFO of a major public company with $700 million in revenue that grew through the acquisition of 100-150 companies each year, and restructured another public company with $400 million of revenue. He has served on the boards of seven public companies, and is currently the Vice Chair of the South Coast British Columbia Transit Authority (TransLink) and chairs the audit committee. Mr. Garnett currently serves on the board and is the audit chair of Great Panther Silver Limited, traded on the TSX and NYSE AMEX. Previously, Bob served as Chair and Vice Chair of Coast Capital Savings, a $12 billion financial institution. Bob is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and The Segal Graduate School of Business as a Certified Director (ICD.D).

William Schonbrun has over 20 years of experience in technology, management consulting and marketing, and is currently the Executive Vice President of Global Client Development at Blast Radius. In addition to his Board appointment, Mr. Schonbrun will also act as Special Advisor to the CEO and has been instrumental in recruiting the management team, Board and helping set the vision for Bitzio.

Amish Shah is known internationally for his vision and experience in mobile applications. He is co-founder and CEO of DigiSpace Solutions, which was listed in the Inc 500 as the 60th fastest growing private advertising company, and is currently Executive Vice President of Product Vision at Bitzio, Inc.

"This strengthening of our Board and our leadership team comes at a critical time, as we are laser-focused on developing the company into a key player in the social media and smartphone markets," said Gordon McDougall, CEO of Bitzio Inc. "The depth of experience the new directors bring to Bitzio is well matched for the challenges and opportunities ahead as we expand in this high growth area."

"From my experience in building businesses, I know that one of the most significant determining factors of success in early-stage companies is the management team," added Bob Garnett, director and new Chief Financial Officer. "I am delighted to join this particular management team and help Bitzio become a leading company in the social media and smartphone markets."

About Bitzio, Inc.

Bitzio, Inc. is a company with a strong focus on smartphone applications, social media and marketing optimization. We work with developers of mobile applications to dramatically improve their marketing reach, sales conversion, revenue and bottom line profits. We envision a mobile community where mobile applications enable people to connect in new and meaningful ways, and where Bitzio is a key driving force enabling these connections. For more information on the company, visit us at www.bitzio.com.

Learn more about Bitzio Inc. Watch the video.

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are information of a non-historical nature or which relate to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential", or "continue", or the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. The forward-looking statements made in this press release relate only to events as of the date of this release. We undertake no ongoing obligation to update these statements.

Contact Information

 

Magnolia Communications
Phoebe Yong
Media / Investor Relations
1 (888) 603-BTZO (2896)
phoebe@magnoliamc.com
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StockGoodies
http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9147140&group_guid=9037500 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 15:44:05 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=9147140&group_guid=9037500 <![CDATA[$BTZO Bitzio Inc. Latest News: Bitzio, Inc. Acquires Digispace Solutions, LLC]]> $BTZO Bitzio Inc. Latest News: Bitzio, Inc. Acquires Digispace Solutions, LLC

Bitzio, Inc.

OTC Bulletin Board : BTZO

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Bitzio, Inc.

August 04, 2011 09:15 ET
Bitzio, Inc. Acquires Digispace Solutions, LLC

Acquisition of Internet Marketing Leader Creates Powerful Combination in Social Media and Smartphone Markets

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2011) - Bitzio, Inc. (OTCBB:BTZO) today announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Digispace Solutions LLC ("Digispace"), an online performance-based advertising company that develops and deploys proprietary technologies and algorithms for the discovery, creation, and optimization of all types of online marketing. Bitzio continues on its aggressive acquisition strategy and expands its footprint further into the social media and smartphone markets.

This year Digispace was recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine. In 20101, it also made the prestigious ranking with its 3-year, 609% revenue growth, joining the ranks of other Inc. 500 companies such as Zappos.com, Go Daddy, Jamba Juice and Oracle. Each year, the ranking identifies companies whose outstanding achievements in their industry set them apart and make them one of today's entrepreneurial successes.

"Digispace is a tremendous addition for us as it brings unique, proven technologies and a product launch methodology together with our existing application development and management assets," said Gordon McDougall, CEO of Bitzio. "Experts are forecasting that mobile application downloads will rise from 10.9 billion in 2010 to 183 billion by 20152. The powerful engine of Digispace,with their proprietary launch and optimization methodologies, significantly enhances our ability to capture a much broader scope of that market."

McDougall further added, "With its unaudited revenues of over $4.6 million in 2010, Digispace not only increases Bitzio's top line but also dramatically advances us towards achieving our goal of being the premier mobile applications company that is a key driving force in a completely new mobile community."

"We are very pleased with our new partnership as I see great synergy between us and Bitzio's aggressive acquisition plans in the social media, networking, and mobile applications space. Additionally, their plans for application development and personalized optimization through data and analytics are exactly what our platforms were designed to deliver," said Jose Rivera, co-founder of Digispace.

Adds Amish Shah, co-founder and CEO of Digispace, "Combining the talent and vision of Bitzio with the technologies, talent and customers of Digispace creates something completely unique in the mobile applications industry - something we're sure other developers will see huge leverage and value in as we deploy our affiliate marketing suite in the coming months."

Inc. 500- 2010, Inc. Magazine, © 2011 Mansueto Ventures LLC
IDC Forecasts Nearly 183 Billion Annual Mobile App Downloads by 2015: Monetization Challenges Driving Business Model Evolution, June 28, 2011, International Data Corporation (IDC), published by Businesswire

About Bitzio, Inc.

Bitzio, Inc. is a company with a strong focus on smartphone applications, social media and marketing optimization. We work with developers of mobile applications to dramatically improve their marketing reach, sales conversion, revenue and bottom line profits. We envision a mobile community where mobile applications enable people to connect in new and meaningful ways, and where Bitzio is a key driving force enabling these connections. For more information on the company, visit us at http://www.bitzio.com.

About Digispace Solutions, LLC

Digispace Solutions, LLC is an online performance-based advertising company offering a variety of services to assist in the development of a company's online presence, marketing, tracking and customer management. Digispace provides proprietary web technologies to power online strategies and solutions. For more information on the company, visit us at http://www.digispace.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are information of a non-historical nature or which relate to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential", or "continue", or the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. The forward-looking statements made in this press release relate only to events as of the date of this release. We undertake no ongoing obligation to update these statements.

Contact Information

Magnolia Communications
Phoebe Yong
Media / Investor Relations
(604) 760-3085
phoebe@magnoliamc.com

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StockGoodies
http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=7579663&group_guid=7579439 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:07:57 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=7579663&group_guid=7579439 <![CDATA[Nominations confirmed for InvestHedge Awards in New York]]> Some 300 of the leading players in the global fund of hedge funds industry will come together at the Pierre Hotel in New York for the eighth annual InvestHedge Fund of Hedge Funds Awards, an event which recognises the best risk adjusted performers among the global fund of hedge funds universe.

Click here to see the full list of nominations

The nominations include:

Arbitrage
Aberdeen Orbita Capital Return Strategy 
Archstone Absolute Strategies Fund Ltd
Benchmark Plus Institutional Partners Real Alpha Fund
Bodleian Partners B 
Guidance Green Terrain 
NB Diversified Arbitrage Fund II 
SSARIS Multi-Manager Relative Value Strategy

Event Driven & Distressed
Aberdeen Novus Global Special Situations Strategy 
Antarctica Credit and Distressed Fund 
Avenue Strategic Partners
Berens Distressed Opportunities Fund 
CJA Event Opportunity Fund 
Freestone Advantage Partners 
Hermes BPK Restructuring Fund
Morgan Stanley AIP Distressed Fund

Fixed Income & Credit
Aberdeen Novus Global Credit Opportunities Strategy 
Horizon Credit Hedge 
Lighthouse Credit Opportunities Fund 
Opus Fixed Income Fund 
Permal Fixed Income Holdings 
TriAlpha Enhanced Fixed Income Hedge Fund

Commodities & Natural Resources
Aurelian Global Resources 
Kenmar Global Resource Fund 
Liongate Commodities Fund
Man Commodity Strategies 
Opus Commodities Fund 
Spruce Real Assets Fund 
Uni-Hedge Commodity Alpha 
Zephyr Commodity Fund 

Global Macro
Blackpoint Global Trading 
Centennial Global Macro Fund 
Edmond de Rothschild Prifund Alpha Traders 
GAM Trading II 
Permal Macro Holdings 
Trading Capital Holdings


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Rachel Mackenzie
http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=5025632&group_guid=5020470 Sun, 19 Sep 2010 21:51:28 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=5025632&group_guid=5020470 <![CDATA[Supply Chain Driven High Correlation Pairs]]> I'm currently working on discovering high correlation pairs that are driven by large corporate supply chains.

It's an interesting problem, because I'm trying to only look at sample data from specific time points.  For example, I'm trying to look at post earnings correlation during the time between earnings announcements for computer hardware suppliers and resellers.

Is anyone working on anything similar?

 

       - VAB

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http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=2532048&group_guid=309721 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:50:11 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=2532048&group_guid=309721 <![CDATA[Growth in China and impact on commodities]]>
Just wondering what people are thinking regarding China. The measures put in place recently to rein in the exapnding economy really put a dampener on the commodities market here on the FTSE 100 (RIO and BHP). The fact that China is tightening stimulus is good because Goldman Sachs still believes that China will have 11.4% growth in 2010 even after they tighten stimulus, economists have said that if China doesn't slow down stimulus they will reach 16% growth and overheat!  In 2009 China had 8.7% growth, so 11.4% is very bullish for metals and miners.  
 
Now a leading analyst from Goldman Sachs has said that there are moves in place tro put further measures in place to halt the economy and we could see these mid way through the year or towards the end of the year.
 
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE61E00U20100215
 
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&tkr=BHP%3AUS&sid=aoeGkNI22hKc
 
Maybe its time to reduce commodity stocks...

 

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matt black
http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=2339612&group_guid=273588 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:31:59 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=2339612&group_guid=273588 <![CDATA[Social Media Easy profile]]> I am a business and social media consultant and the founder of Social Media Easy.

Social Media Easy mission is to address the needs of organisations and individuals who wants to take advantage of the new business opportunities provided by Social Networks:

  • enter new markets;
  • introduce innovative ways to interact with customers and users;
  • improve effectiveness and reduce costs of communication tasks.

Social Media Easy offers Outsourcing services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) willing to explore Social Media Marketing opportunites without incurring significative start-up costs in terms of training, resources and time.

Social Media Easy is able to fully support the organizations during the complete cycle of a Social Media Marketing campaign. Its Outsourcing Service can be completely customised to fully address client's needs and is generally offered according the three following types of service:

Start-up consultancy.

This service is aimed to web 2.0 and social media beginners who are looking for assistance in getting an initial level of knowledge and developing a Social Media Marketing plan.

Social Media Virtual Assistant.

A Virtual Assistant will work closely with the Social Media Marketer taking the responsibility of the on-going tasks (Social Network platform selection, profiles creation, scouting of potential clients and “networkers” groups, maintain communications). Most of the time these tasks will not require an on-site presence.

Temporary Manager.

A dedicated consultant will be present on-site for the entire duration of the project and will be responsible of managing all Social Media activities, including performing hands-on tasks, handling know-how transfer and on the job training of client's employees.

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Roberto Grossi
http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=2359136&group_guid=309721 Thu, 04 Feb 2010 11:47:10 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=2359136&group_guid=309721 <![CDATA[Outsourcing: did the market move for you?]]> Greetings to you all.

This is my first posting, so I should firstly introduce myself. I am an academic working at Lancaster University Management School in the UK. My principal areas of interest are in the measurement of organisational performance (in all of its varying guises), strategy and outsourcing.

All three of these areas are combining in a session I am running for the IQPC's conference in Orlando on the afternoon of 23 March on the views analysts hold on the capacity of outsourcing to create material value for the client company. I already have BPO industry analysts/commentators and a CFO (Genpact's Tiger Tyagarajan to be precise) on one side of the fence, but I'd really like an equity analyst, CFO, financial controller or two who, like many others, think outsourcing is, in the grand scheme of things, immaterial.

Ideally, I'd love these people to join us in Orlando where we can wine and dine you and promise you a lively debate in front of several hundred primarily F&A and IT professionals (with a few procurement and HR people thrown in). But failing a personal experience, a telephone interview with quotes used in my presentation in Orlando (and signed off by yourself - either to be anonymous or attributed), would be a great way to have your voice heard without incurring the travel charge!

In the debate I am exploring the view suggesting, if outsourcing cannot move the market - one way or another - why, then, should outsourcing deals take so long to be signed? And if BPO isn't of the transformational nature at the level of the market originally suggested by vendors, why are organizations so emotional about their back offices? Of course it's more complex than I suggest here, but the market is ruthlessly direct. Or at least I think it is, and this is what I am seeking to develop in the debate.

Of course, reading this morning's FT, I was struck by one analyst suggesting Cadbury might well have fought off Kraft had they begun their cost cutting program a year earlier. One is tempted to suggest outsourcing on a grander and more adventurous scale as part of a wider transformational program, may have boosted Cadbury to a level beyond that which Kraft were prepared to pay. Of course, it all academic, and indeed it is to me!

If you are interested in travelling to Orlando to take part in the debate, can think of any good analysts who like an audience and might participate in the debate, or are prepared to be interviewed, I'd love to hear from you (A.Hesketh@lancaster.ac.uk). All suggestions and comments are also most welcome. I promise to come back to the FDE marketplace with the results of the debate!

Best wishes

Ant H

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Anthony Hesketh
http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=2359264&group_guid=2173424 Thu, 04 Feb 2010 11:53:24 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=2359264&group_guid=2173424 <![CDATA[Outsourcing: did the market move for you?]]> Greetings to you all.

This is my first posting, so I should firstly introduce myself. I am an academic working at Lancaster University Management School in the UK. My principal areas of interest are in the measurement of organisational performance (in all of its varying guises), strategy and outsourcing.

All three of these areas are combining in a session I am running for the IQPC's conference in Orlando on the afternoon of 23 March on the views analysts hold on the capacity of outsourcing to create material value for the client company. I already have BPO industry analysts/commentators and a CFO (Genpact's Tiger Tyagarajan to be precise) on one side of the fence, but I'd really like an equity analyst, CFO, financial controller or two who, like many others, think outsourcing is, in the grand scheme of things, immaterial.

Ideally, I'd love these people to join us in Orlando where we can wine and dine you and promise you a lively debate in front of several hundred primarily F&A and IT professionals (with a few procurement and HR people thrown in). But failing a personal experience, a telephone interview with quotes used in my presentation in Orlando (and signed off by yourself - either to be anonymous or attributed), would be a great way to have your voice heard without incurring the travel charge!

In the debate I am exploring the view suggesting, if outsourcing cannot move the market - one way or another - why, then, should outsourcing deals take so long to be signed? And if BPO isn't of the transformational nature at the level of the market originally suggested by vendors, why are organizations so emotional about their back offices? Of course it's more complex than I suggest here, but the market is ruthlessly direct. Or at least I think it is, and this is what I am seeking to develop in the debate.

Of course, reading this morning's FT, I was struck by one analyst suggesting Cadbury might well have fought off Kraft had they begun their cost cutting program a year earlier. One is tempted to suggest outsourcing on a grander and more adventurous scale as part of a wider transformational program, may have boosted Cadbury to a level beyond that which Kraft were prepared to pay. Of course, it all academic, and indeed it is to me!

If you are interested in travelling to Orlando to take part in the debate, can think of any good analysts who like an audience and might participate in the debate, or are prepared to be interviewed, I'd love to hear from you (A.Hesketh@lancaster.ac.uk). All suggestions and comments are also most welcome. I promise to come back with the results of the debate!

Best wishes

Ant H

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Anthony Hesketh
http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=1333760&group_guid=1211936 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:29:46 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=1333760&group_guid=1211936 <![CDATA[Recommended News Feeds]]> I recommend a subscription to this News Channel. You can put it onto your Dashboard or Profile using the "News Channel Reader Widget"

http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/keny/feed/1213274/hedge-fund-launches

Any other relevant sources?

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Ken Yeadon
http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=1215813&group_guid=1211936 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 20:55:10 +0000 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=1215813&group_guid=1211936 <![CDATA[Nicer idea for a Group- Now lets drum up some participation!]]> Does anyone know of any upcoming launches? I know there were a couple of launches this month namely Tyrus Capital with 800m AUM. However there appears to be no movement recently as of late, perhaps this may be due to new tax laws that may come into play. This may be the reason for little or now launches planned..perhaps people are waiting?

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Ken Yeadon
http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=645723&group_guid=645695 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 03:52:52 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=645723&group_guid=645695 <![CDATA[administration jobs in london]]> hello every one i am josh smith i wanna  share the informt all that, There are still some good opportunities to work in an administration job in London.The secret is to know where to look for one and what to do to get one. josh smith administration jobs in london

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