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



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

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, October 4, 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.

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