PR Newswire's Business Technology Round-up, 14 December 2012

         PR Newswire's Business Technology Round-up, 14 December 2012

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, December 14, 2012

LONDON, December 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Carlos Slim given prestigious award, entrepreneurs launch Instapocalypse and
AVG announce Yahoo partnership

Internationaltelecomsmagnate and AmericaMovilCEO Carlos Slim has been
granted the prestigious Eisenhower Global Leadership Award this week,
recognising his contribution to the business world and extensive philanthropic

Mr. Slim, who was also recently named as the richest man in the world for the
past two years in a row, accepted the award at a high-profile event in
Virginia, hosted by popular former TV host Larry King. Judges were impressed
by the CEO's incredible contribution to business leadership. They noted his
success in growing a small South American company into one of the world's most
valuable groups, operating in 30 different countries around the world.

In addition to his business activities, Mr. Slim was praised for his
contributions to a number of charitable causes, especially in the field of
promoting democracy and political freedom throughout South America. One
industry leader described the entrepreneur as a "role model for how to do it
right. He has truly made a positive and enduring impact and has achieved it on
a global scale."

Two innovative entrepreneurs have launched the Instapocalypsewebsite this
week, in an attempt to capitalise on the social buzz surrounding the
prophesied Mayan apocalypse.

The new site aggregates pictures taken viaInstagramusing the
"Apocalypse"hashtagon Twitter, before displaying the results on their brand
newwebsite. The concept was made into a reality thanks to the partnership
between serialwebsitedesigner Savannah Peterson and programmer
JamesDullaghan, who came together over their shared interest of highlighting
thehumorousside of the apocalyptic predictions.Dullaghandiscussed his
inspiration for the site in an interview this week, explaining: "I love that
people get scared of a date on the calendar, but forget the fact they are
flying through the air on a giant rock at 67,000 miles per hour."

Online security experts AVG has announced a new partnership with tech giants
Yahoo, creating a safe search bar for web users.

The new safe search bar allows users to browse the web whilst protecting
themselves from dangerous viruses. Following the partnership, those who use
Yahoo's built-in search engine will benefit from
AVG's"LinkScanner"technology, which continually scans search results,
blocking sites that are potentially hosting malicious software. According to
Yahoo VPShashiSeth, it sees "this new relationship as a strategic way for us
to enrich and broaden our search footprint moving forward."

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