Markets closed UrbanDaddy Files Complaint Against USA Today Claim details breaches by USA Today of contractual obligations and theft of intellectual property Press Release: UrbanDaddy, Inc. 21 hours ago Print NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –Independent media company UrbanDaddy, Inc. (“UrbanDaddy”) filed a complaint in New York Supreme Court today against one-time development partner Gannett Co.’s USA Today for breach of its contractual obligations to UrbanDaddy and for misappropriation of UrbanDaddy’s trade secrets in connection with “The Point,” a locally focused digital media service USA Today operates for Hilton hotels. USA Today contacted UrbanDaddy in early 2011 requesting help to win back its annual multi-million dollar contract with Hilton. After an agreement was in place, UrbanDaddy began working on the project, devoting thousands of hours as well as substantial resources to develop a digital media service to be pitched to Hilton and other hospitality businesses. The Hilton contract renewal was won by USA Today in late 2011, based upon UrbanDaddy’s work and expertise, as well as UrbanDaddy’s unique knowledge of the digital media business, hospitality sector, and local and lifestyle content. Once awarded the contract, USA Today severed its relationship with UrbanDaddy and began using UrbanDaddy’s intellectual property in the development of a digital media service for Hilton in direct violation of their agreement and trade secret laws. The program ultimately deployed for Hilton by USA Today, subsequently branded “The Point,” is functionally identical to the digital media service that UrbanDaddy helped USA Today to create. The suit seeks money damages as well as injunctive relief against the continued development and use of “The Point” and other similar services Gannett may offer. UrbanDaddy is represented by Jacob Buchdahl, Arun Subramanian, and Mark Hatch-Miller from the New York office of Susman Godfrey LLP. Case Caption:653278/2013, Vicinage. About UrbanDaddy UrbanDaddy is a lifestyle media company, focused on the intersection between hyper-relevant content and digital innovation.
Highlights: CHV 1, POR 1 CHIVAS USA (4-4-1-1): Dan Kennedy – Mario de Luna (Carlo Chueca 77), Bobby Burling, Carlos Bocanegra, Carlos Borja – Eric Avila (Tristan Bowen 88), Edgar Mejia, Oswaldo Minda, Bryan de la Fuente – Carlos Alvarez (Matthew Fondy 56) – Erick Torres. READ: Chivas USA announce Arturo Galvez as new president TEAM NEWS Chivas USA extended their undefeated streak at StubHub Center to three matches, with two wins and a draw in that time. It was the most complete game and Im happy because despite that we didnt win, we played a rival who is one of the strongest and I feel happy, not satisfied because we had the opportunity to win it, but we need to recognize we had a great team in front of us, said Chivas USA head coach Jose Luis Real. Chivas have also taken points from four of their last five games overall, with two wins and two draws. One of the most important difficulties to solve in our team is exactly the many changes [we face] game by game. At the beginning, [it was the] yellow or red cards, and next the arrival of a few players and maybe some injuries too, said Real. Now we have the complete team but we need to know each player in the game. Im happy because usually all the players are having a good game. When Mario de Luna was forced off with an injury 13 minutes from the end, Carlo Chueca came on for a second consecutive match, his longest shift since coming to Chivas USA, as Bryan de la Fuente shifted to right back. Another important thing is that our team is the youngest team. Today, [it was the] first time for [Carlo] Chueca and Fondy. Bryan had to go back to defend, [Mario] De Luna was injured, Marky Delgado yesterday was injured, many different situations, but fortunately all the players are in good [shape] to solve in each game, said Real. De la Fuente scored his second goal in his MLS career, his first coming on Aug. 21 vs. FC Dallas. If people look at us were not the Chivas that everyone thinks.
Every 36 mins a child is diagnosed with cancer in the US thats enough to fill an entire classroom each day. This adds up, in total, to almost 15,000 new cases of childhood cancer each year. Pediatric cancer remains the #1 disease killer of children in the US. On Friday, September 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM Eastern, Ill be joined live by Hyundai USA CEO John Krafcik who will be discussing Hyundais unusual commitment to this cause. Krafciks Bio from Hyundai : John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor Hyundai Motor America, is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the companys operations in the United States. Krafcik joined Hyundai in 2004 as vice president of Product Development and Strategic Planning after tenures at Ford Motor Ford Motor Company and the GM/Toyota joint-venture, NUMMI. With his guidance, Hyundai has reshaped its American strategy and product lineup with strengths in design, innovation, and value. Since moving to his current role in late 2008 as president and chief executive officer, Krafcik and his team have increased Hyundais U.S. market share over 50% under challenging market conditions on the strength of growing accolades, breakthrough products and innovative marketing programs such as Hyundai Assurance. North American Car of the Year awards for Genesis in 2009 and Elantra in 2012 have further bolstered Hyundais reputation for providing quality, safety and value across its lineup. Prior to joining Hyundai, Krafcik began his career in the auto industry in 1984 as the first American engineer at the GM/Toyota joint-venture, NUMMI, with the quality and manufacturing engineering group. His experience inside the production process at NUMMI led to his move to the International Motor Vehicle Program at MIT, where he focused on identifying the key elements of manufacturing efficiency and coined the phrase lean manufacturing. It was here Krafcik became an expert on production operations and assembly plants. In 1988 he earned a Master of Science degree in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management.