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  • Sabre helps Emirates airline enhance traveller experience using merchandising...
  • RBC Research engages top machine learning experts to bring reinforcement learning to the...
  • Axcelis Announces Participation at NobleCON13 Small Cap and Emerging Growth Investor...
  • IGT Signs New Five-Year Private Operator Contract With Coljuegos In ColombiaIGT Continues...
  • Innodisk Introduces The World's Smallest Embedded RAID 1 Solution
  • Invitation to Electrolux Q4 Presentation
  • Nielsen And AT&T Agree On Multi-Year Deal To Use Set-Top-Box Viewing Data For Ratings...
  • Canadian Solar Energises Two Solar Power Plants in Japan
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    Sabre helps Emirates airline enhance traveller experience using merchandising technologySabre supports Emirates airline's vision to personalise experience for passengers, creating better service and new revenue opportunities

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates and SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation is supporting Emirates airline with industry-leading technology that personalises the travel experience for consumers by enabling them to easily purchase a range of customised fares. Sabre and Emirates have also signed a new long-term global distribution agreement to make the airline's fares available to travel agents globally who use Sabre.

    Emirates, the world's largest international airline, operates more than 3,600 flights per week to over 150 destinations across six continents. Sabre's technology will enable the airline to effectively market and sell its expansive roster of fares globally through the Sabre Travel Marketplace, reaching more than 425,000 travel agents across the world.

    Sabre Branded Fares enables travel agents to meet a growing demand and expectation from consumers for more personalised products and services. Using Sabre's enhanced solution, travel agents can now provide travellers with Emirates' range of branded fares, which enable passengers to choose fares based on what is most important to them - such as purchasing a budget fare, earning the most air miles or having the greatest degree of flexibility.

    "Emirates airline is a brand that invests significantly in differentiating the traveller experience, and personalisation plays a central role in this strategy," said Dean Bibb, vice president EMEA at Sabre. "The airline's new range of branded fares offers passengers more choices and greater control over their travel experience, which often means happier travellers and higher satisfaction. Helping our airline customers put travellers at the heart of their operation is a major focus for Sabre and our investment efforts."

    Travel agents using Sabre can now offer clients more informed choices and a higher level of customer service, while also driving upsell opportunities based on enhanced visibility to specific brand offerings.

    Emirates joins a growing list of carriers that merchandise and sell their branded fares and ancillary products and services, to their travellers through Sabre.

    Sabre's travel marketplace plays an important role in facilitating the marketing and sale of airfares, hotel rooms, rental cars, rail tickets and other types of travel, to more than 425,000 travel agents and thousands of corporations who use it to shop, book and manage travel. It is one of the world's largest marketplaces, processing over US $120 billion in estimated travel spend.

    About Sabre Corporation
    Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $120 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

    Media Contact:
    Jess Matthias
    Jess.matthias@sabre.com
    +44 208 538 8617

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sabre-helps-emirates-airline-enhance-traveller-experience-using-merchandising-technology-300392507.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/322180/sabre_logo.jpg Sabre Corporation

    Web site: http://www.sabre.com/




    RBC Research engages top machine learning experts to bring reinforcement learning to the forefront of banking

    TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Following recent investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, RBC today announced Dr. Richard S. Sutton, one of the modern day pioneers of AI, as head academic advisor to RBC Research in machine learning. RBC Research will establish a new lab and plan to work with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), based at the University of Alberta, to identify and pursue further research collaboration opportunities on an ongoing basis.

    "We are thrilled to be opening a lab in Edmonton and to collaborate with world-class scientists like Dr. Sutton and the other researchers at Amii," said Dr. Foteini Agrafioti, head of RBC Research. "RBC Research has built strong capabilities in deep-learning, and with this expansion, we are well poised to play a major role in advancing research in AI and impact the future of banking."

    Dr. Sutton is widely recognized for his work in reinforcement learning, an area of machine learning that focuses on making predictions without historical data or explicit examples. Reinforcement learning techniques have been shown to be particularly powerful in determining ideal behaviours in complex environments. Most recently, the techniques were used to secure a first-ever victory over a human world-champion in the game of Go, as well as recent applications in robotics and self-driving cars.

    "The collaboration between RBC Research and Amii will help support the development of an AI ecosystem in Canada that will push the boundaries of academic knowledge," said Dr. Sutton. "With RBC's continued support, we will cultivate the next generation of computer scientists who will develop innovative solutions to the toughest challenges facing Canada and beyond. We've only scratched the surface of what reinforcement learning can do in finance and are excited to unleash even greater possibilities with this collaboration between RBC Research and Amii."

    "RBC is committed to helping build Canada's digital future and our significant investments in AI represent part of that commitment," said Gabriel Woo, vice-president of innovation at RBC. "We believe AI has the potential to bring about major improvements in areas such as client service, fraud prevention and risk management; advancements that will have far-reaching benefits in financial services and beyond. Partnering with a leading institution like the University of Alberta is an important step forward as we continue to explore this emerging technology."

    RBC Research is also collaborating with the University of Alberta to provide opportunities like internships, academic collaborations and exchanges with the Toronto-based research team to students and researchers. Dr. Eirene Seiradaki, academic partnerships lead at RBC, will be the key contact between RBC Research and professors, researchers and students interested in using machine learning to drive innovation in banking. With almost 20 years of experience in academics, Dr. Seiradaki joined RBC in 2016 and brings a strong commitment to fostering innovation and supporting the academic community.

    RBC recently announced two additional initiatives in collaboration with the University of Toronto, ensuring Canada remains a leading centre of development in machine learning and AI.

    About RBC Research
    RBC Research supports RBC's innovation strategy through fundamental scientific study and exploration in machine learning theory and applications. The team aims to develop state-of-the-art in financial technologies and supports open academic collaborations with world-class research centres in artificial intelligence. For more information, please visit rbcresearch.com.

    About RBC
    Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 36 other countries. For more information, please visit http://www.rbc.com/.

    RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

    About Amii
    Amii, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, conducts leading-edge research in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning, together called machine intelligence. Funded by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade at the Government of Alberta and based out of the Department of Computing Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta, Amii's eleven researchers push the bounds of academic knowledge and forge collaborations both locally and internationally to develop innovative, adaptive solutions for some of the toughest challenges facing Alberta and beyond. For more information, please visit http://www.amii.ca/.

    RBC

    CONTACT: Cheryl Brean, RBC, 416- 974-0263, cheryl.brean@rbc.com; Jessica
    Garcia, Uproar PR, 321-236-0102, jgarcia@uproarpr.com

    Web site: http://www.rbc.com/




    Axcelis Announces Participation at NobleCON13 Small Cap and Emerging Growth Investor Conference

    BEVERLY, Mass., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. , a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced the company's plans to participate in the NobleCON13 Annual Small Cap and Emerging Growth Investor Conference. The conference is scheduled for January 30(th) at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

    Doug Lawson, executive vice president of corporate marketing and strategy, will present on Monday, January 30th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Lawson will be also available for one on one meetings. A live webcast of Axcelis' presentation will be available to the public and can be accessed from the Investors' section of Axcelis' website at www.axcelis.com, or by accessing the webcast link at http://noble.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/feb360c298614d16b2b467d50fdd641b1d. A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the presentation.

    About Axcelis:
    Axcelis , headquartered in Beverly, Mass., has been providing innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry for over 35 years. Axcelis is dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design, manufacture and complete life cycle support of ion implantation systems, one of the most critical and enabling steps in the IC manufacturing process. Learn more about Axcelis at www.axcelis.com.

    CONTACTS:
    Maureen Hart (editorial/media) 978.787.4266
    Doug Lawson (investor relations) 978.787.9552

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/axcelis-announces-participation-at-noblecon13-small-cap-and-emerging-growth-investor-conference-300392370.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/144199/axcelis_technologies__inc__logo.jpg Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.axcelis.com/




    IGT Signs New Five-Year Private Operator Contract With Coljuegos In ColombiaIGT Continues 16-Year Experience Successfully Operating Baloto Game

    LONDON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Juegos S.A.S. (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT") has signed a new five-year private operator contract to run the draw-based game "Baloto" for Coljuegos EICE ("Coljuegos"). The private operator contract was awarded as part of a public procurement process.

    "With this new contract, Coljuegos will be able to increase the amount of revenue transferred to the Colombia health sector," said Juan B. Perez, Coljuegos President.

    "This new contract, and IGT's proven record of successfully operating Baloto in Colombia during the past 16 years, demonstrates the Company's expertise in privately managing all aspects of lottery operations for governments," said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, International. "With this contract, IGT reaffirms its commitment to ensuring Coljuegos generates funds for good causes, and maintaining a strong presence in the Latin America market."

    Under this new contract, IGT will continue operating the ONLINE LOTO-BALOTO game and provide full management services, including the central system, terminals, communications, data center operations, product, marketing, sales, and field services. The concession will begin in April 2017.

    IGT, as legacy GTECH, was initially awarded a 10-year concession contract to bring the Baloto game to Colombian lottery players in December 1999. The first Baloto draw was held just over a year later in January 2001, and the game was an instant success.

    Since 2001, IGT, previously as legacy GTECH, has generated 34,000 direct and indirect jobs and has transferred more than 1 billion Colombian pesos to Coljuegos for Colombia's health sector. It has sold over 3.8 billion Colombian pesos in tickets and delivered approximately 1.9 billion Colombian pesos in prizes to more than 20 million winners.

    In addition to the sale of Baloto, IGT's point-of-sale terminals will continue to offer a full complement of transaction-processing services (through its brand VIA(TM)) that include cellular phone top-ups, bill payments, and money transfers.

    About IGT
    IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
    This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of International Game Technology PLC as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside International Game Technology PLC's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the possibility that the businesses of International Game Technology (Nevada) and GTECH S.p.A. will not be integrated successfully, or that the combined companies will not realize estimated cost savings, synergies, growth or other anticipated benefits or that such benefits may take longer to realize than expected; unanticipated costs of integration of International Game Technology (Nevada) and GTECH S.p.A.; the possibility that International Game Technology PLC will be unable to pay future dividends to shareholders or that the amount of such dividends may be less than anticipated; the possibility that International Game Technology PLC may not obtain its anticipated financial results in one or more future periods; reductions in customer spending; a slowdown in customer payments and changes in customer demand for products and services as a result of changing economic conditions or otherwise; unanticipated changes relating to competitive factors in the industries in which International Game Technology PLC operates; International Game Technology PLC's ability to hire and retain key personnel; the impact of the consummation of the business combination on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; International Game Technology PLC's ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers in the manner anticipated; reliance on and integration of information technology systems; changes in legislation or governmental regulations affecting International Game Technology PLC, including as a consequence of the announced withdrawal of the U.K. from the EU; international, national or local economic, social or political conditions that could adversely affect International Game Technology PLC or its customers; conditions in the credit markets; changes in the top management team; risks associated with assumptions International Game Technology PLC makes in connection with its critical accounting estimates; the resolution of pending and potential future legal, regulatory or tax proceedings and investigations; and International Game Technology PLC's international operations, which are subject to the risks of currency fluctuations and foreign exchange controls. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect International Game Technology PLC's business, including those described in International Game Technology PLC's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2015 and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which are available on the SEC website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of International Game Technology PLC's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, International Game Technology PLC does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that earnings per International Game Technology PLC share for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per International Game Technology PLC share, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

    Contact:
    Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll-free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
    James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401) 392-7190
    Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06 51899030; for Italian media inquiries

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/igt-signs-new-five-year-private-operator-contract-with-coljuegos-in-colombia-300392444.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/453980/IGT_Logo.jpg IGT

    Web site: https://www.igt.com/




    Innodisk Introduces The World's Smallest Embedded RAID 1 Solution

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Innodisk, the service-driven provider of flash, memory and peripheral modules for industrial and embedded systems has introduced the world's smallest RAID 1 solution. As embedded systems and devices became smaller, there are more and more small form factor storage devices that include 2.5", mSATA and M.2 SSDs that can be used as boot-up disks or data disks in small systems.

    Small industrial or embedded systems usually have small-size, small-capacity embedded storage. For data security and installation of the operating system, it is difficult to have a quick and simple backup solution. In order to prevent disk failure, Innodisk's embedded RAID 1 solution can achieve real-time synchronization of information to ensure service continuity.

    Furthermore, with the purpose of allowing users to monitor the status of the RAID card at any time, the RAID 1 embedded expansion card provides a set of Windows management tools, called iRAID. In addition to monitoring RAID card status, iRAID provides e-mail notifications for abnormal conditions and specified events. iRAID, used with Innodisk's SSDs for full SMART information, gives users complete control over their SSDs.

    Product Information

    Innodisk iRAID is a software tool for RAID cards. It simplifies the configuration and management of Innodisk's RAID controller and provides a user-friendly interface that can be used in different types of systems. The iRAID software tool is suitable for the following RAID cards:

    --  ELPS-32R1 provides PCIe x4 and support M.2 SSD
    --  E2SS-32R1 /E2SS-32R2 provides 2.5" form factor and supports mSATA and
    M.2 SSD
    --  EMPS-32R1 provides mPCIe interface and supports SATA SSD
    --  EMSS-32R1 provides mSATA interface and supports SATA SSD
    

    The Innodisk RAID card series with iRAID is currently available. For additional information, please contact your local Innodisk sales representatives or distributors, or visit us at www.innodisk.com.

    About Innodisk

    Innodisk (Taiwan: 5289) is a service-driven provider of flash memory, DRAM modules and embedded peripheral products for the industrial and enterprise applications. With satisfied customers across the embedded, aerospace and defense, cloud storage markets and more, we have set ourselves apart with a commitment to dependable products and unparalleled service. This has resulted in products, including embedded peripherals, designed to supplement existing industrial solutions and high IOPS flash arrays for industrial and enterprise applications. The expanded business lines are leading our next step in being a comprehensive solution and service provider in the industrial storage industry.

    Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Innodisk supports clients globally with engineering support and sales teams in mainland China, Europe, Japan, and the United States. With abundant experience and an unrivaled knowledge of the memory industry, Innodisk develops products with excellent quality, remarkable performance, great cost-efficiency, and the highest reliability. For more information about Innodisk, please visit http://www.innodisk.com.

    Media Contact:

    Innodisk
    Lilian Chiang
    886-02-7703-3000 ext.1511
    lilian_chiang@innodisk.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/innodisk-introduces-the-worlds-smallest-embedded-raid-1-solution-300392491.html

    Innodisk

    Web site: http://www.innodisk.com/




    Invitation to Electrolux Q4 Presentation

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Electrolux results for the fourth quarter of 2016 will be published on February 1, 2017, at approximately 08.00 CET.

    A telephone conference will be held following the release of the results, starting at 09.00 CET and continuing until 10.00 CET. The conference will be chaired by Jonas Samuelson, President and CEO of Electrolux. Mr. Samuelson will be accompanied by Anna Ohlsson-Leijon, CFO.

    Slides used in the presentation will be available at Electrolux website, www.electroluxgroup.com/ir [http://www.electroluxgroup.com/ir]. The fourth quarter report will also be available at the same address.

    You can listen to the presentation at www.electroluxgroup.com/q4-2016 [http://www.electroluxgroup.com/q4-2016].

    The details for participation by telephone are as follows:

    Participants in Sweden should call +46-8-5055-64-74
    Participants in UK/Europe should call +44-203-364-53-74
    Participants in US should call +1-855-753-22-30

    For further information, please contact:

    Catarina Ihre,
    Vice President,
    Investor Relations,
    Tel: +46 (0)8-738-60-87

    Electrolux Press Hotline,
    Tel: +46-8-657-65-07.

    This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com [http://news.cision.com/]
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    The following files are available for download:

    http://mb.cision.com/Main/1853/2168164/615540.pdf PDF

    Electrolux

    Web site: http://www.electroluxgroup.com/ir/
    http://www.electroluxgroup.com/q4-2016/




    Nielsen And AT&T Agree On Multi-Year Deal To Use Set-Top-Box Viewing Data For Ratings MeasurementProviding national and local set-top-box data to enrich Nielsen television and total audience services

    NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nielsen announced a multi-year agreement with AT&T to include anonymized set-top box data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T's DIRECTV and U-Verse services into Nielsen's local and national TV currency ratings services. Further enhancing the Nielsen Total Audience strategy, the data from the AT&T set-top boxes, integrated with Nielsen's gold standard panels, will offer high-quality measurement that leads to a greater understanding of audiences and their viewing trends.

    In 2017, Nielsen will combine panel data with anonymous TV viewing data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T's DIRECTV and U-Verse services, which Nielsen will then use for reporting on an aggregated basis. AT&T's data will enrich Nielsen's local and national TV measurement services, providing enriched, electronic measurement in all 210 local TV markets. Data from AT&T's DIRECTV and U-Verse set-top boxes will also be incorporated with data from other data providers to complement Nielsen's national and local suite of products, such as Nielsen Scarborough, NLTV and Nielsen N-Score.

    "Combining Nielsen's high-quality panels with anonymized set-top box data from AT&T's DIRECTV and U-Verse homes is at the center of our TV measurement strategy to enhance how TV viewing is measured. Nielsen is leveraging big data and its panel data to deliver comprehensive, reliable and in-depth measurement of how people consume content in today's changing media landscape," said Megan Clarken, President of Nielsen Product Leadership. "We continue to innovate and leverage all types of data in order to enhance our local and eventually national audience measurement solutions. The inclusion of data from various providers supplements Nielsen's panel data by providing increased granularity and more robust insights broadening our total audience view."

    This announcement further reinforces the Nielsen Total Audience strategy and Nielsen's commitment to providing media companies with a picture of their viewership. By working with providers such as AT&T to provide integrated big data, Nielsen continues to enhance and augment its measurement capabilities, further strengthening the currency measurement used by the industry to transact billions of advertising dollars.

    About Nielsen
    Nielsen Holdings plc is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content -- video, audio and text -- is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry's only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world's population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nielsen-and-att-agree-on-multi-year-deal-to-use-set-top-box-viewing-data-for-ratings-measurement-300392653.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/409456/Nielsen_Logo.jpg Nielsen

    CONTACT: Gorki De Los Santos, Nielsen, 646-654-4837,
    gorki.delossantos@nielsen.com

    Web site: http://www.nielsen.com/




    Canadian Solar Energises Two Solar Power Plants in Japan

    GUELPH, Ontario, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") , one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it started the commercial operation of two solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants, totaling 12.7 MWp in Japan. The two plants include the 10.2 MWp Aomori Solar Power Plant in Rokunohe Town, Aomori Prefecture and the 2.5 MWp Saitama Minano Power Plant in Minano Town, Saitama Prefecture.

    "We are pleased to announce the successful grid connection of two additional solar power plants in Japan, which brings our total portfolio of operating plants in Japan to 58.51MWp," commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc., "This represents another milestone for our energy business strategy, and we look forward to continuing to deliver additional solar projects as we build out our portfolio of high value operating solar energy plants in Japan."

    The 10.2 MWp Aomori Solar Power Plant, powered by 39,248 Canadian Solar CS6P-P modules, achieved commercial operation on December 27, 2016. Each year, the plant generates around 11,695 MWh electricity, which will be purchased by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. under a 20 year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of 36.00 yen (USD0.31) per kWh.

    The 2.5 MWp Saitama Minano Power Plant used 9,240 Canadian Solar CS6P-P modules and reached commercial operation on December 22, 2016. The electricity generated from the plant, approximately 2,978 MWh annually, will be purchased by Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. under a 20 year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of 32.00 yen (USD0.27) per kWh.

    About Canadian Solar

    Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar also has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects in various stages of development. In the past 16 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 17 GW of premium quality modules to over 90 countries around the world. Furthermore, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar industry, having been publicly listed on NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the company, follow Canadian Solar on LinkedIn or visit www.canadiansolar.com.

    Safe Harbor/Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this press release regarding the Company's expected future shipment volumes, gross margins, business prospects and future results, are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These statements are made under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by such terms as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," the negative of these terms, or other comparable terminology. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include general business and economic conditions and the state of the solar industry; governmental support for the deployment of solar power; future available supplies of high-purity silicon; demand for end-use products by consumers and inventory levels of such products in the supply chain; changes in demand from significant customers; changes in demand from major markets such as Japan, the U.S., India and China; changes in customer order patterns; changes in product mix; capacity utilization; level of competition; pricing pressure and declines in average selling prices; delays in new product introduction; delays in utility-scale project approval process in Japan; delays in utility-scale project construction in Japan; cancelation of utility-scale feed-in-tariff contracts in Japan; continued success in technological innovations and delivery of products with the features customers demand; shortage in supply of materials or capacity requirements; availability of financing; exchange rate fluctuations; litigation and other risks as described in the Company's SEC filings, including its annual report on Form 20-F filed on April 20, 2016. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All information provided in this press release is as of today's date, unless otherwise stated, and Canadian Solar undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

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    Canadian Solar Inc.

    CONTACT: Mary Ma, Senior Supervisor, Investor Relations, Canadian Solar
    Inc., investor@canadiansolar.com; David Pasquale, Global IR Partners, Tel:
    +1-914-337-8801, csiq@globalirpartners.com

    Web site: http://www.canadiansolar.com/




    Safenames Boosts Network Security with Level 3's DDoS Mitigation ServicesWith 4.5 Tbps Attack-Ingest Capacities, Level 3 Can Quickly Reroute Traffic to Enable Immediate Protection

    LONDON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Website domain name registration company, Safenames, is now equipped with enhanced security protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Level 3 Communications' DDoS Mitigation Solution reroutes Safenames' traffic through its scrubbing infrastructures and enables near real-time protection - all at the push of a button.

    Safenames deployed Level 3's DDoS Mitigation with a flow-based monitoring service, which provides around-the-clock support from a team of security experts working in Level 3's globally distributed Security Operations Centres (SOC). Level 3's DDoS Mitigation service protects Safenames' customer IP spaces from a variety of attack vectors, as well as secures Safenames' own infrastructure.

    Level 3 has been Safenames' primary network provider for the past three years, after the company chose the carrier for its robust network and global scale. The announcement comes after Level 3 placed a Point of Presence (PoP) in Safenames' recently acquired data centre in the Midlands.

    Key DDoS Facts:

    --  In September 2016, Level 3 enhanced its DDoS mitigation solution by
    globally deploying its Border Gateway Protocol Flowspec, a technical
    capability that provides an additional layer for rapid threat mitigation
    across the Level 3 backbone, shutting down volumetric attacks and
    providing a more secure network for its customers.
    --  Every day, Level 3's security team mitigates approximately 100 DDoS
    attacks.
    --  Level 3 SOC experts are available to provide additional context, and if
    needed, to mitigate threats or escalating DDoS attacks.
    --  More than 30 percent of DDoS attacks are 10 Gbps or more, according to
    Level 3 Threat Research Labs. This size of attack renders services of a
    typical enterprise unavailable on the internet.
    --  Recent IoT-compromising malware research by Level 3 Threat Research Labs
    reveals many connected devices are being compromised and enabling
    attacks reaching in excess of 600 Gbps. This uptick in size signifies a
    need for increased mitigation capacity.
    --  Level 3's DDoS ingest capacity is approximately 4.5 terabits per second.
    --  Level 3 now has 11 scrubbing centers on four continents. Locations
    include Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore,
    Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.
    --  DDoS attacks can have a significant financial impact on companies that
    derive revenue from providing services to their customers on the
    internet.
    --  According to recent research conducted with IDG Connect, loss of
    reputation and customer confidence are the biggest data security
    concerns for companies in Western Europe.
    

    Key Quotes:

    Andrew Edison, SVP of Sales, EMEA, Level 3

    "Data and networks are the arteries of virtually every company. We are committed to providing a portfolio of services that allow our customers to grow their companies efficiently and securely in the face of an ever-growing threat landscape. Level 3's DDoS mitigation services provide a critical safeguard against attacks, helping to ease fears. With our expansive view of the threat landscape, we research, detect and mitigate many threats before it reaches the customer."

    Gavin Mills, Sales Director, Safenames

    "We have many high-profile clients who require top-level protection from the growing threat of cyberattacks. Having the assurances of Level 3's network-based security will allow us to offer our customers greater peace of mind. Being on-net with a global infrastructure provider like Level 3 gives us the perfect opportunity to expand our business globally."

    Additional Resources:

    --  Watch the video to learn more about The Role of the Network in
    Cybersecurity
    --  Watch the video. See how Level 3 approaches Network-based Security
    --  Learn more about Level 3 DDoS Mitigation Service
    

    About Level 3 Communications

    Level 3 Communications, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

    (C) Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Vyvx, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

    Forward-Looking Statement

    Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Contact Information Media: Investors: Beatrice Martin-Vignerte Mark Stoutenberg +44-0-330-060-7342 +1 720-888-2518 beatrice.martin-vignerte@level3.com mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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    Web site: http://www.level3.com/




    TPT Global Tech Partners With Blue Collar Productions, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TPT Global Tech announces it has partnered with Blue Collar Productions, Inc. as their exclusive Film and TV Media production company for TPT Global Media. Blue Collar Productions is headed by Mark Rowen, who will continue to lead Blue Collar as well as oversee the growth and management of TPT Global Media. Mark was formerly the Head of Home Entertainment Production at DreamWorks Animation. He has created content for some of the biggest corporate and entertainment brands in the world, including Pepsi, Intel, HP, Shrek, Avatar, The Lego Movie, American Horror Story, Empire and many others.

    "We here at TPT Global Tech could not be more honored and pleased that Mark has agreed to help us build our Media Division. With Mark's insight, vision and experience, we look forward to the wonderful projects ahead at TPT Global Media. I want to personally welcome Blue Collar Productions into the TPT Global Tech family," said Stephen Thomas III, President and CEO of TPT Global Tech.

    About TPT Global Tech

    TPT Global Tech Inc. based in San Diego, California, is a Technology/Telecommunications Media Content Hub for domestic and International syndication and also provides Technology solutions to businesses domestically and worldwide. TPT Global offers Software as a Service (SaaS), Technology Platform as a Service (PAAS), Cloud-based Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) and carrier-grade performance and support for businesses over its private IP MPLS fiber and wireless network in the United States. TPT's cloud-based UCaaS services allow businesses of any size to enjoy all the latest voice, data, media and collaboration features in today's global technology markets. TPT's also operates as a Master Distributor for Nationwide Mobile Virtual network Operators (MVNO) and Independent Sales Organization (ISO) as a Master Distributor for Pre-Paid Cellphone services, Mobile phones, Cellphone Accessories and Global Roaming Cellphones.

    About Blue Collar Productions, Inc.

    Blue Collar Productions, Inc. (bluecollar.com) is a creative content and video production company located on 'The Lot' studios in Los Angeles. In collaboration with leading agencies, brands, startups, non-profits and entertainment companies, we tell stories that inspire and engage. BCP began delivering visual storytelling solutions long before video became the communication tool of choice. Since 2000, our team has helped brands connect with consumers, secure investors and strengthen employee engagement by providing high-quality content for traditional and social media channels.

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    TPT Global Tech

    CONTACT: Rick Eberhardt, 602-761-9477, rick@tptlive.com




    CES 2017 Show Sets Flexpoint Sensor Systems up for Record YearBend Sensor(R) partners shine at this years' Consumer Electronics Show

    DRAPER, Utah, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT) today announced various product development partners, and subsequently, the company enjoyed another remarkable Consumer Electronics Show, ("CES"), experience. According to Paul Sexauer, Flexpoint Vice President of Sales & Marketing, "The 2017 CES was all about Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR), robotics, wearables and IoT (Internet of Things) applications - all of which represent rapidly growing and highly targeted Flexpoint market segments. We are proud to be partnering with so many innovative and inventive product designers and commercially successful companies."

    Some of the highlights:

    South Korea-based Neofect and their Rapael Smart Glove System for medical rehabilitation was recognized as a 2017 Honoree award winner for innovation in the Health, Fitness and Biotech category. The system, featuring an array of Bend Sensors(R), represents an advanced medical IoT application with current FDA approval and a growing global customer base of clinics, hospitals and, most recently, "out of clinic" patients who can leverage this platform at home. Show media coverage and product recognition includes CNN tech, Digital Trends, CNET, and numerous others.

    ZeroUI continued its exhilarating rise to fame as an inventive robotics/toy kit manufacturer whose kit features a Bend Sensor(R) driven glove. A CES 2016 award winner, the Ziro(TM) stood out yet again at CES 2017. CBSNews acknowledged that "robots stole the show" this year with special mention going to Ziro by CSBSNews, CNET, and myriad others who brought distinction to Ziro(TM) and the company as a whole. Commercialization efforts are well underway and 2017 will be remembered as the successful production launch of this platform.

    Netherlands-based Manus VR, whose design leverages the Bend Sensor(R), is recognized by many as having developed the industry's finest and most advanced glove system. They were welcomed as a special partner/guest of a major consumer VR/AR hardware manufacturer into their private showcase to demonstrate the power of their VR/AR glove system integration. Peripherals such as the Manus glove system supporting the various VR/AR headset platforms, are of great interest to users as they try to "maximize the experience."

    Sexauer further commented, "Besides these noteworthy partners, other companies currently developing technologies with the Bend Sensor(R) and on imminent paths to commercialization were also on display at this year's CES show further validating the effectiveness of our technology."

    Flexpoint continues to regularly receive requests for Bend Sensors(R) for a wide array of consumer electronics applications. As previously announced, the company is actively expanding their global distribution to include resellers and distributors which cater to these and other market segments.

    Please visit http://www.flexpoint.com/ for more information.

    About Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc.

    Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT) is an innovative technology firm specializing in developing products that feature the Company's patented Bend Sensor((R)) and related technology. The Bend Sensor((R)) is a groundbreaking sensing solution that is revolutionizing applications in the automotive, safety, medical and industrial industries. The Bend Sensor's single-layer, thin film construction cuts costs and mechanical bulk while introducing a range of functions and stylistic design possibilities that have never before been available in sensing technology. Flexpoint's technology and expertise have been recognized by the world's elite business and academic innovators for over 17 years. The company is setting a new standard for sensing solutions in the "smart" age of technology.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" and involve both known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such uncertainties include, among others, certain risks associated with the operation of the company described above. The Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results.

    Contact Information:
    Flexpoint Sensor Systems
    Clark Mower, President
    801-568-5111

    Brokers and Analysts
    Chesapeake Group
    410-825-3930

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    Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.flexpoint.com/




    Marvell to Hold Investor Day on March 10, 2017

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell , a leader in storage, networking, and connectivity semiconductor solutions, will hold its 2017 Investor Day on Friday, March 10(th) from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET in New York, N.Y. During the presentation, Marvell's leadership team will provide an update on the company's strategy, business and products, and answer questions. Due to space constraints, in-person attendance is limited to buy-and sell-side analysts and is by invitation only. The live webcast and presentation materials will be available on http://www.marvell.com/investors.

    About Marvell
    Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company's storage, network infrastructure, and wireless connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. To learn more, visit: www.marvell.com.

    For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com.

    Marvell and the M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

    For Further Information Contact:
    John Spencer Ahn
    Investor Relations
    (408) 222-7544
    johnahn@marvell.com

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    Web site: http://www.marvell.com//




    Hortonworks to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results on February 9, 2017

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks, Inc. will report results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 on February 9, 2017. The results will be included in a press release with accompanying financial information that will be released after market close and posted on the Hortonworks Investor Relations website.

    http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140227/SF73721LOGO

    Hortonworks' executive management team will host a question and answer conference call on February 9, 2017 beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss financial results and business highlights. Prepared remarks will also be published on the Hortonworks Investor Relations website after market close. Interested parties may access the call by dialing (877) 930-7786 in the U.S. or (253) 336-7423 from international locations. In addition, a live audio webcast of the conference call will be available on Hortonworks' Investor Relations website at http://investors.hortonworks.com.

    Shortly after the conclusion of the conference call, a replay of the audio webcast will be available on Hortonworks' Investor Relations website for approximately seven days.

    About Hortonworks
    Hortonworks is an industry leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache NiFi and Apache Spark. Along with its 1,800+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com.

    Hortonworks and Powering the Future of Data are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    For additional information, contact:
    Reuben Gallegos
    VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Development
    rgallegos@hortonworks.com

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    Web site: http://www.hortonworks.com/




    Ethoca & FICO Partner to Improve End-to-End CNP Fraud Management Capabilities for Card IssuersPartnership Enables FICO to Provide Rapid Notification of Confirmed Fraud to Ethoca for Immediate Resolution Through Ethoca's Global Network of Merchants

    TORONTO and SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethoca, the industry standard for collaboration-based technology solutions that enable card issuers and online merchants to increase card acceptance and stop ecommerce fraud and disputes, today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO. Card issuers using the industry-leading FICO(R) Falcon(R) Fraud Manager will be able to easily connect to Ethoca's Global Collaboration Network to maximize the recovery of card not present (CNP) fraud losses and avoid the costly, inefficient chargeback process.

    Card issuers face increasingly high volumes of costly fraud claims and dispute cases that strain operating margins and create a poor cardholder experience. Ethoca's flagship service - Ethoca Alerts - works hand in hand with FICO's Falcon software to provide a comprehensive CNP fraud solution that spans every stage of the fraud lifecycle: protection, prevention, alerting, investigation and recovery.

    Through this partnership, FICO will provide a flexible range of simple connection options so card issuers can easily participate in Ethoca's Global Collaboration Network. Issuers who rely on FICO Falcon Fraud Manager can elect to take part in Ethoca's network through direct integration. While Falcon uses advanced analytics to evaluate and score card transactions for potential fraud, Ethoca Alerts kick in once CNP fraud has been confirmed between a cardholder and their bank. Cases of confirmed fraud reported by card issuers are marked in Falcon and fraudulent CNP transactions are advised to Ethoca for immediate distribution as alerts to more than 5,000 merchant customers globally, covering more than 194,000 merchant descriptors.

    Ethoca's merchant customers act on alerts immediately by stopping the fulfilment of fraudulent orders and issuing cardholders a refund. This faster, more efficient process takes just hours instead of the weeks of delay typical of the chargeback process, and prevents criminals from monetizing their crimes. Card issuers now eliminate operational costs associated with chargebacks and speed the recovery of dispute and fraud losses, while ensuring a better experience for cardholders.

    "At FICO, we're continuing to strengthen the arsenal of analytics-driven solutions we deliver to our clients and their ecosystem," said Robert Duque-Ribeiro, Vice-President and General Manager for Fair Isaac Advisors at FICO. "Our partnership with Ethoca broadens our complement of fraud management solutions and expands the partnership between issuers and merchants. This first step in our partnership gives card issuing banks access to the largest card issuer-merchant collaboration network in the world. That means they are now able to recover issuer-liable fraud losses like 3D Secure transactions and low-value transactions they would normally write off, while making the recovery of merchant-liable CNP fraud transactions faster and much more cost-effective. Crucially, the speed with which the Falcon and Ethoca transmission can be effected now enables the card payment system to frustrate and prevent the criminals getting access to value, not simply stop the transaction."

    "Our partnership with FICO is yet another example of Ethoca's commitment to making collaboration a no-brainer for the world's leading card issuers and merchants," said Trevor Clarke, EVP, Business Development, Ethoca. "FICO's Falcon fraud software is trusted by card issuers looking to reduce fraud losses, mitigate reputational risk and ensure good customers are minimally impacted by false declines. Ethoca shares that vision, and adds a new layer of value - recovery - that can be delivered only through more effective collaboration between card issuers and merchants. Through this partnership, everyone in the payment lifecycle gets more value and enjoys a better experience - except the fraudster."

    FICO((R)) Falcon Fraud Manager is the world's leading card fraud payment solution, and protects more than 2.6 billion payment cards worldwide.

    About Ethoca
    Ethoca is the leading, global provider of collaboration-based technology that enables card issuers, ecommerce merchants and online businesses to increase card acceptance, stop more fraud, recover lost revenue and eliminate chargebacks from both fraud and customer service disputes. Through the Ethoca Network - the first and only of its kind in the industry - we are closing the information gap between card issuers and merchants. This unique capability makes fraud and customer dispute insight available and actionable in real time. Our suite of services delivers significant revenue growth and cost saving opportunities to more than 5000 merchants in 40+ countries and more than 560 card issuers in 20+ countries. Seven of the top ten ecommerce brands, 14 of the top 20 North American card issuers, and two of the top five UK card issuers rely on Ethoca solutions and the network that powers them.

    To find out more, please visit us online at www.ethoca.com.

    About FICO
    FICO powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 170 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time. Learn more at www.fico.com.

    FICO and Falcon are registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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    http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/450763/FICO_Logo.jpg FICO and Ethoca

    CONTACT: Angela Yore, Ethoca, +44 (0) 7738 822 956, angela@skyparlour.com;
    Rob Baker, Ethoca, +44 (0) 844 2939, rob@skyparlour.com; Keith Briscoe,
    Chief Marketing Officer, Ethoca, Direct: +1.416.628.5052, Mobile:
    +1.416.312.8105, keith.briscoe@ethoca.com; or Greg Jawski, Porter Novelli
    for FICO, +1 212-601-8248, greg.jawski@porternovelli.com

    Web site: https://www.ethoca.com//




    Invitation to Electrolux Q4 Presentation

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Electrolux results for the fourth quarter of 2016 will be published on February 1, 2017, at approximately 08.00 CET.

    A telephone conference will be held following the release of the results, starting at 09.00 CET and continuing until 10.00 CET. The conference will be chaired by Jonas Samuelson, President and CEO of Electrolux. Mr. Samuelson will be accompanied by Anna Ohlsson-Leijon, CFO.

    Slides used in the presentation will be available at Electrolux website, www.electroluxgroup.com/ir. The fourth quarter report will also be available at the same address.

    You can listen to the presentation at www.electroluxgroup.com/q4-2016.

    The details for participation by telephone are as follows:

    Participants in Sweden should call +46-8-5055-64-74
    Participants in UK/Europe should call +44-203-364-53-74
    Participants in US should call +1-855-753-22-30

    For further information, please contact:

    Catarina Ihre,
    Vice President,
    Investor Relations,
    Tel: +46 (0)8-738-60-87

    Electrolux Press Hotline,
    Tel: +46-8-657-65-07.

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    Electrolux

    Web site: http://www.electroluxgroup.com/ir/
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    Safenames Boosts Network Security with Level 3's DDoS Mitigation Services


    With 4.5 Tbps Attack-Ingest Capacities, Level 3 Can Quickly Reroute Traffic to Enable Immediate Protection

    LONDON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Website domain name registration company, Safenames [http://www.safenames.net/Resources/CustomerTestimonials.aspx], is now equipped with enhanced security protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Level 3 Communications' DDoS Mitigation Solution reroutes Safenames' traffic through its scrubbing infrastructures and enables near real-time protection - all at the push of a button.

    Safenames deployed Level 3's DDoS Mitigation with a flow-based monitoring service, which provides around-the-clock support from a team of security experts working in Level 3's globally distributed Security Operations Centres (SOC). Level 3's DDoS Mitigation service protects Safenames' customer IP spaces from a variety of attack vectors, as well as secures Safenames' own infrastructure.

    Level 3 has been Safenames' primary network provider for the past three years, after the company chose the carrier for its robust network and global scale. The announcement comes after Level 3 placed a Point of Presence (PoP) in Safenames' recently acquired data centre in the Midlands.

    Key DDoS Facts:

    --  In September 2016, Level 3 enhanced its DDoS mitigation solution by
    globally deploying its Border Gateway Protocol Flowspec
    [http://news.level3.com/2016-09-12-Enterprises-Struggling-to-Defend-Agai
    nst-DDoS-Attacks-Now-Benefit-from-Enhanced-Mitigation], a technical
    capability that provides an additional layer for rapid threat mitigation
    across the Level 3 backbone, shutting down volumetric attacks and
    providing a more secure network for its customers.
    --  Every day, Level 3's security team mitigates approximately 100 DDoS
    attacks.
    --  Level 3 SOC experts are available to provide additional context, and if
    needed, to mitigate threats or escalating DDoS attacks.
    --  More than 30 percent of DDoS attacks are 10 Gbps or more, according to
    Level 3 Threat Research Labs. This size of attack renders services of a
    typical enterprise unavailable on the internet.
    --  Recent IoT-compromising malware research
    [http://blog.level3.com/security/grinch-stole-iot/] by Level 3 Threat
    Research Labs reveals many connected devices are being compromised and
    enabling attacks reaching in excess of 600 Gbps. This uptick in size
    signifies a need for increased mitigation capacity.
    --  Level 3's DDoS ingest capacity is approximately 4.5 terabits per second.
    --  Level 3 now has 11 scrubbing centers on four continents. Locations
    include São Paulo, Frankfurt, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore,
    Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.
    --  DDoS attacks can have a significant financial impact on companies that
    derive revenue from providing services to their customers on the
    internet.
    --  According to recent research
    [http://www.level3.eu.com/EMEAConnectedEnterpriseUK] conducted with IDG
    Connect, loss of reputation and customer confidence are the biggest data
    security concerns for companies in Western Europe.
    

    Key Quotes:

    Andrew Edison, SVP of Sales, EMEA, Level 3

    "Data and networks are the arteries of virtually every company. We are committed to providing a portfolio of services that allow our customers to grow their companies efficiently and securely in the face of an ever-growing threat landscape. Level 3's DDoS mitigation services provide a critical safeguard against attacks, helping to ease fears. With our expansive view of the threat landscape, we research, detect and mitigate many threats before it reaches the customer."

    Gavin Mills, Sales Director, Safenames

    "We have many high-profile clients who require top-level protection from the growing threat of cyberattacks. Having the assurances of Level 3's network-based security will allow us to offer our customers greater peace of mind. Being on-net with a global infrastructure provider like Level 3 gives us the perfect opportunity to expand our business globally."

    Additional Resources:

    --  Watch the video to learn more about The Role of the Network in
    Cybersecurity
    [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH_Z-pZLE-s&list=PLR-K5vvet5OQEtLdhnJGK
    zWAkqgx0ATQ3&index=1]
    --  Watch the video. See how Level 3 approaches Network-based Security
    [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIl9qM4xN98&index=3&list=PLR-K5vvet5OQE
    tLdhnJGKzWAkqgx0ATQ3]
    --  Learn more about Level 3 DDoS Mitigation Service
    [http://www.level3.com/en/products/ddos-mitigation/]
    

    About Level 3 Communications

    Level 3 Communications, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com [http://www.level3.com/] or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

    © Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Vyvx, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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    Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Contact Information Media: Investors: Beatrice Martin-Vignerte Mark Stoutenberg +44-0-330-060-7342 +1 720-888-2518 beatrice.martin-vignerte@level3.com mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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    Ceragon Receives Over $60 Million in Orders for its IP-20 Platform from Tier 1 Mobile Operator in India to Support Rapid 4G Network ExpansionCeragon continues its role in significantly increasing 4G service coverage and network capacit

    LITTLE FALLS, New Jersey, January 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Ceragon Networks Ltd. , the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that a tier 1 mobile operator in India continues to select Ceragon's IP-20 Platform, placing over $60 million in new orders so far in 2017 to significantly expand 4G LTE service coverage and increase network capacity.

    In view of the delivery requirements for these orders and Ceragon's understanding of the customer's aggressive network expansion goals, the company's preliminary expectation for revenues in the first half of 2017 has been increased by $20 to $25 million, with most of the impact expected in the second quarter of 2017. During its most recent results conference call in November 2016, management indicated that revenues were expected to stabilize in a quarterly range of around $75 to $80 million over the next several quarters, with the possible exception of a seasonal dip (referring to typical seasonality in the first quarter). Currently, the preliminary outlook for the second half of 2017 remains unchanged, and the company continues to expect revenues to average $75 to $80 million per quarter in Q3 and Q4. Due to the expected shift in geographic mix, gross margin is expected to be below the company's previous target of 34% during the first half of 2017 but, consistent with its focus on profitability, the company now expects gross profit in the first half of the year to be higher than its previous assumptions. Therefore, these orders serve to increase management's confidence that it can reach or exceed its previously stated goal of a 40% increase in non-GAAP net profit for 2017 compared to 2016.

    The IP-20 Platform enables the operator to connect 4G LTE sites across the network, delivering HD multimedia services across India to subscribers. The new wave of IP-20 Platform wireless backhaul deployments aims to support the mobile operator's goal to vastly increase 4G service coverage and increase network capacity.

    By leveraging Ceragon's exceptional multicore technology, the operator can quickly meet its network coverage and high capacity requirements, overcoming microwave spectrum shortages, as well as the lack of fiber infrastructure. The IP-20 Platform will allow the operator to deliver 1Gbps wireless backhaul to densely populated 4G LTE aggregation sites, consuming a quarter of the spectrum otherwise needed - using Ceragon's LoS 4x4 MIMO technology. It will additionally enable the operator to double its LTE sites' capacity to more than 500Mbps, without the need to visit the sites and while maintaining lower power consumption for lower energy bills - simplifying network densification and significantly lowering operational costs. The IP-20 Platform allows for even further headroom for capacity growth once the operator prepares the network for 5G.

    "We invite our customers to challenge us to take them further, and this is a wonderful example of just that," said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon. "This long-standing customer's strategic decision to aggressively deploy our IP-20 Platform is a true testament to our ability to help them to achieve the highest value. We are committed to resolving our customer's wireless backhaul challenges by delivering innovative, best of breed solutions that meet their current and future needs."

    About Ceragon Networks Ltd.

    Ceragon Networks Ltd. is the #1 wireless backhaul specialist. We help operators and other service providers worldwide increase operational efficiency and enhance end customers' quality of experience with innovative wireless backhaul solutions. Our customers include wireless service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 4G, mission-critical multimedia services and other applications at high reliability and speed. Ceragon's unique multicore technology provides highly reliable, high-capacity 4G wireless backhaul with minimal use of spectrum, power and other resources. It enables increased productivity, as well as simple and quick network modernization. We deliver a range of professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Our solutions are deployed by more than 460 service providers, as well as hundreds of private network owners, in more than 130 countries.

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    Media Contact: Tanya Solomon Ceragon Networks Tel: +972-3-543-1163 tanyas@ceragon.com Company Contact: Tanya Solomon Ceragon Networks Tel: +972-3-543-1163 tanyas@ceragon.com Investor Contact: Claudia Gatlin Tel. +1-212-830-9080 claudiag@ceragon.com

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    IMD Companies, Inc. (ICBU) Subsidiary Expands Recovery Process on Claims on Assets to meet Demand for Contracts with China for Minerals of Manganese and Iron Ore

    PLACERVILLE, CA, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - IMD Companies, Inc. Subsidiary KRSNA Minerals is expanding its work on its claims to meet demands for contracts with China for Manganese and Iron Ore. This is due to increased demand for these minerals. The company completed its acquisition of KRSNA Minerals in India last month. KRSNA Minerals is a producing mine with over 600 acres of mining claims with an estimated recoverable asset value of 700 million. KRSNA Minerals has contracts with the Chinese government to supply Manganese and Iron ore.

    Due to the completion of the acquisition of Krishna Minerals iMD has engaged BF Borders CPA to become a fully reporting PCOB accredit audited company. This will enable the company to become QB certified as soon as all financials and audits are completed. The company also plans on filing a S1 registration with the SEC to register all if it shares.

    "We are very excited to work with KRSNA Minerals and feel that this acquisition will move ICBU to the next level of being a QB certified company with audited financials. We are pleased that KRSNA has several contracts that will be generating increased revenues for the company over the next several years.," Stated, Richard Wilson, CEO of IMD Companies Inc.

    About iMD Companies, Inc.

    iMD Companies, Inc., (: ICBU) is a Florida corporation, engaged in the manufacturing, extraction and distribution in mining, hydroponics industries and asset accumulations of revenue producing companies. The company is positioned to be a holding company for acquisitions in the medical, mining and hydroponics industries. Acquisitions in those areas are R-Quest Hydroponics from Anything Technologies Media . The company and the principals of the management team have extensive backgrounds in finance, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. ICBU's goal is to create and increase shareholder value by tactically growing our core Hydroponics business while strategically seeking to acquire new business and create other business alliances, which generate increased revenues and earnings.

    Please visit: www.imdcompaniesinc.com and www.imdmeds.com

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    Viavi Announces Date for Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Viavi Solutions Inc. ("Viavi") will announce its fiscal second quarter 2017 financial results for the period ended December 31, 2016, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, after the close of market.

    The Company will host an earnings call at 1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET. A live webcast of the call and the replay will be available on the Viavi website at http://www.viavisolutions.com/investors. The quarterly earnings press release, supplementary slides and historical financial tables will be posted at www.viavisolutions.com/investors under the "Quarterly Results" section.

    To participate via telephone: Toll-Free: 877-201-0168 International: 647-788-4901 Conference ID: 48635602 Replay of the call: Dial-In: 404-537-3406 Toll-Free 855-859-2056 Conference ID: 48635602 Start date: January 31, 2017 4:30pm PT End date: February 7, 2017 8:59pm PT

    About Viavi Solutions
    Viavi is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including Viavi Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. Viavi is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about Viavi at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow us on Viavi Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

    Investors Contact: Bill Ong, 408-404-4512; bill.ong@viavisolutions.com
    Press Contact: Amit Malhotra, 202-341-8624; amit.malhotra@viavisolutions.com

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    NXT-ID, Inc. Releases Preliminary Results for the Year and Quarter Ended December 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Florida, January 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    NXT-ID, Inc. ("NXT-ID" or the "Company"), a security technology company, announces selected preliminary results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2016.

    Revenues were approximately $4,500,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to $83,358 for the same period in 2015. Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2016 were approximately $7,700,000 compared to $616,854 for the year ended December 31, 2015. Revenues from the recent LogicMark acquisition were included from July 25, 2016, and accounted for approximately 80% of revenues in the year ended December 31, 2016.

    Operating loss for the three months ended December 31, 2016 was approximately $200,000 compared to an operating loss of $3,398,969 for the same period in 2015. The operating loss for the three months ended December 31, 2016 included approximately $500,000 of non-recurring charges related to the LogicMark acquisition and World Ventures card development. Operating loss for the year ended December 31, 2016 was approximately $6,500,000 compared to an operating loss of $10,924,297 for the same period in 2015. The net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2016 was approximately $1,700,000 after interest expense compared to a net loss of $4,036,439 for the three months ended December 31, 2015. The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2016 was approximately $12,000,000 after interest expense and adjustment for change in fair value of derivative liabilities which have since been extinguished. The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $13,076,854.

    " LogicMark continues to perform well and is largely responsible for the 45% increase in revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, over the previous quarter ended September 30, 2016," said Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID, Inc. "We also started to ship production cards to World Ventures in the month of December and they have commenced user testing and evaluation prior to the mainstream launch of the flye smart card. We look forward to continued improvement in our operating results in 2017 with our current business opportunities and new initiatives under develoopment ."

    Preliminary Results

    The results provided in this press release are preliminary and subject to completion and audit of Nxt-ID's 2016 financial statements in conjunction with the Company's 2016 Form 10-K filing, and therefore they are subject to change. Nxt-ID intends to report final results for the year ended December 30, 2016 on or about March 30, 2016, after market close.

    About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World

    Nxt-ID, Inc. is a security technology Company providing security for finance, assets and healthcare. The Company's innovative MobileBio(R) solution mitigates risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. With extensive experience in biometric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, the Company partners with industry leading companies to provide solutions for modern payment and the Internet of Things ("IoT") applications. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, LogicMark, LLC, manufactures and distributes nonmonitored and monitored personal emergency response systems ("PERS") sold through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA"), healthcare durable medical equipment dealers and distributors and monitored security dealers and distributors. http://www.nxt-id.com

    https://www.logicmark.com

    Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    NXT-ID Inc. Contact :

    Corporate info: info@nxt-id.com

    Media: D. Van Zant +1-800-665-0411 press@nxt-id.com

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    Alpine 4 Introduces BrakeActive(TM) Safety Device To Reduce Rear-End CollisionsAftermarket Device for Third Brake Lights Provides New Revenue Source For Automotive Dealerships

    PHOENIX, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB:ALPP), a technology and manufacturing company developing products for the national automobile dealership market, announced today the introduction of a new product for automobile dealers called BrakeActive(TM), a safety device that improves a vehicle's third brake light to greatly reduce or prevent rear-end collisions. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (2010), most rear-end collisions can be reduced by 90 percent if trailing vehicles had one additional second to react.

    The BrakeActive technology is the newest addition to Alpine 4's subsidiary ALTIA's strong line of products developed for automotive dealers to increase their profitability and efficiency. ALTIA is also currently marketing an innovative product suite called 6(th) Sense Auto created for the modern "connected car" and dedicated to helping large dealerships improve their inventory management, engine diagnostics, service maintenance and personalized customer support through wireless, cloud-based software.

    Like 6(th) Sense Auto products, BrakeActive is designed and assembled in the USA by Alpine 4 Technologies' subsidiary Quality Circuit Assembly (QCA) www.qcamfg.com. Timmy Nguyen, President of QCA, has this to say, "QCA is proud to partner with ALTIA to manufacture and produce their automotive products. QCA brings years of high-tech manufacturing experience to ALTIA and Alpine 4 and has assisted in the design, development and production of many products in various industries."

    "BrakeActive is an exciting new generation of brake light technology that can substantially increase safety for millions of drivers on the roads today," said Luke Roe, President of Alpine 4's subsidiary ALTIA, which owns the 6(th) Sense Auto and BrakeActive technologies. "It also represents an important new revenue and profit source for our current and future automobile dealership customers."

    Alpine 4 has filed for patent protection for the BrakeActive technology.

    More information and a demonstration of BrakeActive can be found at www.brakeactive.com.

    About Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd.

    Alpine 4 is a publicly held enterprise with business related endeavors in Automotive Technologies, Electronics Manufacturing, Software and Data Technologies.

    Four principles at the core of our business are: Synergy. Innovation. Drive. Excellence. At Alpine 4, we believe synergistic innovation drives excellence. By anchoring these words to our combined experience and capabilities, we are able to aggressively pursue opportunities within and across vertical markets. We deliver solutions that not only drive industry standards, but increase value for our shareholders.

    Contact: Luke Roe at 855-777-0077 or email at lroe8@alpine4.com.

    Contact Press: Ian Kantrowitz, Director of Investor Relations

    Related Links: www.brakeactive.com

    Forward-Looking Statements: The information disclosed in this press release is made as of the date hereof and reflects Alpine 4 most current assessment of its historical financial performance. Actual financial results filed with the SEC may differ from those contained herein due to timing delays between the date of this release and confirmation of final audit results. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, the risks, uncertainties, including the uncertainties surrounding the current market volatility, and other factors the Company identifies from time to time in its filings with the SEC. Although Alpine 4 believes that the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of those assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and, as a result, the forward-looking statements based on those assumptions also could be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and Alpine 4 disclaims any intention or obligation to update the forward-looking statements for subsequent events.

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    U.S. Army Enlists IBM for $62 Million Cloud DealIBM Cloud solution, services to improve Army's IT flexibility, efficiency and performance

    ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM today announced that the U.S. Army has signed a five-year, multi-million dollar contract with IBM to build, manage and operate a cloud solution for greater IT flexibility, efficiency and performance.

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    Designed for the Army's Redstone Arsenal, near Huntsville, Ala., the solution is part of the Army Private Cloud Enterprise (APCE) program, a one-year task order with four additional one-year options under the Army Private Cloud 2 (APC2) contract.* If the Army exercises all options, the contract would be worth approximately $62 million over the five years.

    In addition to building the infrastructure, IBM will provide the Army with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) services, enabling it to provision computing power on an as-needed basis for the most efficient and cost-effective IT. The Army also will begin migrating applications to the private cloud, moving up to 35 applications to the private cloud in the first year.

    "With this project, we're beginning to bring the IT infrastructure of the U.S. Army into the 21(st) century," said Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, U.S. Army CIO. "Cloud computing is a game-changing architecture that provides improved performance with high efficiency, all in a secure environment."

    This project required Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Impact Level 5 (IL-5) Provisional Authorization. Information impact levels consider the potential impact of information being compromised. IL-5 gives the cloud provider the authority to manage controlled, unclassified information.

    IBM is the only company to be authorized by DISA at IL-5 to run Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions on government premises. IBM announced the accreditation in February which included a condition limiting the initial number of tenants in the cloud; that condition was removed in September.

    The distinction renders IBM an ideal partner for the Army as it undertakes this on-premise private cloud initiative. The Army expects IBM to achieve DISA IL-6 - the agency's highest level - within one year, which would certify IBM to work with classified information up to "secret."

    "Clients today are increasingly looking at the cloud as a pathway to innovation," said Sam Gordy, general manager, IBM U.S. Federal. "This IBM Cloud solution will provide the Army with greater flexibility and will go a long way toward mitigating, and, in some cases eliminating, the security challenges inherent with multiple ingress and egress points."

    Today's news builds on IBM's strong relationship with the Army, which last year adopted an IBM hybrid cloud solution for its Logistics Support Activity. Through the solution, the Army connected its on-premises environment to the IBM Cloud for greater performance, scalability and security.

    *APC2 is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that the Army awarded Dec, 28, 2011, to seven companies. On Sept. 21, the Army extended the IDIQ - which expired Dec. 31, 2016 - to Dec. 31, 2021.

    About IBM
    For more about IBM Cloud, visit www.ibm.com/cloud-computing.
    About the U.S. Army
    For more about the U.S. Army, visit www.army.mil.

    Contacts Lisa M. Meyer Mike Zimmerman IBM Media Relations IBM Media Relations (703) 309-7758 (914) 766-4935 Lisa.m.meyer@us.ibm.com mrzimmerman@us.ibm.com

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    TripAdvisor announces additions to its subscription products for businesses: launches enhanced features for accommodations and introduces new subscription product for restaurants

    NEEDHAM, Mass., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(R) today announced additions to its subscription products, enabling accommodations and restaurants to attract, engage and influence customers. Developed to reflect the specific needs of accommodation and restaurant businesses, these new products allow subscribers to access industry-leading tools to help them capitalize on all the ways TripAdvisor drives value for their business, as well as harnessing the Network Effect of working with the world's largest travel site.*

    Accommodation businesses can now subscribe to Business Advantage, an enhanced set of features that empowers them to better market themselves, impact booking decisions, differentiate from competitors, and measure and better build their online reputation.

    Additionally, the newly-released TripAdvisor Premium for Restaurants subscription product will give millions of restaurant businesses the opportunity to gain a competitive edge with exclusive access to powerful, subscriber-only features.

    "Providing a business with the opportunity to improve its content and customize its presence on TripAdvisor helps partners better understand and engage with their customers," said Robin Ingle, senior vice president, global sales, TripAdvisor. "Research shows that more proactive management of a business's presence on TripAdvisor, combined with frequent interaction with the data and insights we provide to our subscriber partners in the Management Center, deepens engagement and drives increased revenue for a business.((1)) We've designed these new subscription services to help our partners fully leverage the benefits that are possible when working with TripAdvisor."

    Recent studies indicated that accommodations and restaurants that engage with TripAdvisor see stronger performance in their business metrics, including increased customer satisfaction and even stronger revenue growth - each of which can be attributed to the Network Effect. In simple terms, network effect occurs when a product or a service becomes more beneficial to its users as more people use it. In other words, it is a virtuous circle of growth where more and better reviews lead to more customers who then deliver more reviews. Business Advantage and TripAdvisor Premium for Restaurants have been designed to help accommodations and restaurants attract, engage and influence their customers - effectively amplifying the virtuous circle and driving improved results.

    Business Advantage Features

    For accommodations, features available for Business Advantage subscribers include:

    --  Favorite Reviews: : The opportunity to inspire potential guests by
    showcasing a great recent customer review and labeling it as "Hotel's
    Favorite Review" near the top of the accommodation's property page.
    --  Favorite Photos: Accommodations can highlight their best photos to
    inspire and motivate potential guests to choose them.
    --  Cover Photos: Subscribers can present their properties the way they want
    potential guests to see them by selecting which photo to use as a cover
    to each one of their TripAdvisor albums.
    --  Enhanced Analytics Suite: With extensive traveler, engagement, and
    competitor data, the new Analytics Suite empowers subscribers to make
    informed decisions about how to market to potential customers, enhance
    guest experiences and manage their online reputations.
    

    These new features are in addition to the classic features that were previously available to Business Listings subscribers, including Contact Details, Special Offers, Announcements and Mobile Click-to-Call.

    For more information on features and pricing, visit: www.tripadvisor.com/BusinessAdvantage.

    TripAdvisor Premium for Restaurants Features

    Features available for TripAdvisor Premium for Restaurants subscribers include:

    --  Favorite Reviews: Restaurant subscribers can attract potential customers
    by highlighting a recent diner's review as "Restaurant's Favorite
    Review" and moving it near the top of their page.
    --  Exclusive Data & Insights: Subscribers get exclusive access to advanced
    analytics that deliver actionable data insights regarding their
    performance, their customers and their competitors.
    --  Priority Live Customer Support: In addition to unlimited email support,
    TripAdvisor Premium for Restaurants subscribers are also eligible for
    prioritized phone support from our helpful and knowledgeable customer
    support staff.
    --  Storyboard: Coming soon as an added benefit, Storyboard will enable
    restaurants to turn their static photos and reviews into a dynamic
    visual presentation that showcases a restaurant's best features and
    delivers a powerful first impression to new customers, as well as a
    reminder for why past customers should dine again.
    

    For more information, visit: http://tripadvisor.restaurant-information.com/en/

    "For the first time, 4.2 million restaurants on TripAdvisor can have more creative control and improved customer insights to maximize the value of their listing on our sites and apps," said Bertrand Jelensperger, senior vice president, TripAdvisor Restaurant. "We have listened to our partners and we intend to deliver a series of innovative tools that help businesses take full advantage of the world's largest community of travelers (and diners) here at TripAdvisor."

    The Network Effect Benefits of Engaging with TripAdvisor

    More than 280 reviews and opinions are added to TripAdvisor every minute, with more than 435 million total reviews and opinions published on the site globally. The TripAdvisor apps have been downloaded 370 million times. As for inventory, more than 10,000 businesses are added to its website and app every week with more than 6.8 million total businesses listed across the globe. As content growth, usage and engagement continues to accelerate, businesses experience a significant network effect through their relationship with TripAdvisor. A recent study by Oxford University found that TripAdvisor influenced an astounding $478 billion USD in travel industry revenue in 2014.(2 )

    For more on the Network Effect benefits of working with TripAdvisor, link to: https://www.tripadvisor.com/TripAdvisorInsights/n2761/tripadvisor-network-effect-and-benefits-total-engagement

    "An enhanced business page on TripAdvisor, available through these new subscription services, builds a better net to capture the interests of travelers," added Ingle. "That net, plus a great hotel stay or dining experience for travelers, leads to more positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Ultimately, we believe all of these attributes lead to increased bookings and reservations over time as businesses make an investment in participating in this virtuous circle. It all starts with putting your best foot forward as a business with a heightened profile on TripAdvisor."

    About TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor((R)) is the world's largest travel site**, enabling travelers to unleash the potential of every trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers, with 435 reviews and opinions covering 6.8 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features -- checking more than 200 websites to help travelers find and book today's lowest hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average unique monthly visitors* in 49 markets worldwide. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

    TripAdvisor, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands:

    www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

    *Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2016
    **Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2016

    (1) Atmosphere Research Study, 2015
    (2) Oxford Economics Study, 2016

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    CONTACT: TripAdvisor, Inc., uspr@tripadvisor.com

    Web site: http://www.tripadvisor.com/




    MoneyGram to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 ResultsConference call scheduled for February 14 at 9:00 a.m. ET

    DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MoneyGram will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Alex Holmes, chief executive officer, and Larry Angelilli, chief financial officer, will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss the financial results. The news release and the webcast will be available at ir.moneygram.com. Participants may join the call at the numbers below:

    Toll Free: 1-888-891-7634 International: 1-719-325-2228 Replay: 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671 Replay ID: 4114139 Replay is available through February 21, 2017

    About MoneyGram International
    MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com.

    Investors:
    Suzanne Rosenberg
    214-979-1400
    ir@moneygram.com

    Media Contact:
    Michelle Buckalew
    214-979-1418
    Media@moneygram.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/moneygram-to-release-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2016-results-300392557.html

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    Web site: http://www.moneygram.com/




    CableClix Signs Visionary Chief Product Officer

    WINCHESTER, Virginia, January 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    CableClix (USA), Inc. (OTCPK: CCLX) ("CableClix" or the "Company") An innovative "Cord Cutting" company that builds virtual cable networks over the Internet that mimic existing cable television franchises by providing live streaming television services, furthered the December 23rd provisional offer to a signed Definitive Agreement to bring on cauri Jaye as the company's Chief Product Officer.

    Cauri will build a tight Agile software team, creating a user-led product with bleeding edge technology methods. From his network and the flourishing Los Angeles technology talent-pool, CableClix business will be embedded in the heart of America's film and TV hub. rhubarb, Cauri's innovation lab and venture builder, is known for rapid delivery and agile practices in launching startups for entrepreneurs and incubate startups for enterprises.

    In joining CableClix, skills levered in artificial intelligence, online media and big data will create and deliver a future-focused platform and hyper-productive tech teams will accelerate time to market and ensure a strong innovation culture in the company. Existing IT infrastructure and business know-how of CableClix leadership will be enhanced with a product-focused design and development plan to execute on the vision.

    Cauri said: "Technology has revolutionized the consumer entertainment industry, opening up new business models and opportunities almost daily. I'm thrilled to put CableClix at the heart of this industry, giving audiences greater access to better quality TV experiences."

    Kris Domich, CableClix President and CEO remarked, "CableClix stands at the precipice of its official entry into the live streaming television market. We have developed specifications for an impressive set top box, developed an efficient method for distributing live television over our VPCN, and have built a head end capable of scaling to well over a hundred channels. As a development stage company, we have the benefit of agility which allows us to quickly adapt to a changing industry and market. Bringing Cauri on at this critical stage and in the capacity of Chief Product Officer ensures that we enter the market as a leader, addressing problems that no one else is, and taking advantage of opportunities that our customers tell us remain unfulfilled."

    Domich added, "From the intelligence Cauri brought back from CES 2017, it is clear to CableClix that key industry problems associated with streaming content and interpreting its usage are largely unaddressed. Therefore it will be Cauri's first order of business to definitively quantify those opportunities and create the roadmap that leverages our existing intellectual capital along with the numerous tools, processes, and methods Cauri brings to ensure that our entry into the market is as relevant to current customer pain-points as possible."

    CableClix is pleased to see how many new players have entered the market with set top boxes which mimic its own in many ways. The presence of these boxes only validates the direction the company has chosen since its inception. The company believes that it must remain judicious about how it applies time, talent, and treasure, where prudence prevails over haste. The addition of cauri to the team ensures an objective and almost completely outside perspective of the most significant opportunities to be a game-changing technology, solving today's problems whilst anticipating those of the future.

    About Cauri Jaye

    Industry heavyweights like Sony Pictures, used Jaye in creating a company-wide workflow platform; the project was delivered ahead of schedule and boasts a significant user adoption rate. At Sony, he introduced an Agile culture, enhancing the continuous delivery capabilities to their tech team. His platform replaced four legacy systems and accelerated productivity across the company.

    Two subsidiaries of WPP plc, a British multinational advertising and public relations company with its main management office in London, have employed Mr. Jaye. At Kantar Added Value, Cauri was Senior VP of Technology, developing global market research tools, with advanced big data analytics and data visualization for clients such as AT&T, Ford and Harley Davidson.

    At Schematic, Cauri was employee # 6 in London, helping grow the office to 50 employees. Cauri developed large-scale, future-looking digital products across all screens, from TV to DOOH to mobile, including touch-screen way-finding systems and gesture-controlled set top boxes, web applications, web marketing content and mobile app. Clients included the likes of BBC, Orange S.A. (France), Westfield and P&G.

    Thought-controlled set top boxes to a system that stood up to the most notorious corporate hack of the last decade are on his list of credits. At UCLA he's taught entrepreneurship, product management and Agile certification. At rhubarb studios; he regularly runs consultancy workshops for blue chip clients such as AT&T, NBC/Universal and Sony. As a technology innovation advisor to startups and enterprises and an instructor/coach for digital teams, he has taught over 200 product managers in California and helped launch over two dozen startups.

    About CableClix

    CableClix was formed in 2013 to be a leading provider of high definition streaming television over broadband connections. Our goals remain as they were at our inception; deliver quality television programming in high and ultrahigh definition, including local network content, directly to the local consumer, on nearly any device, at any time.

    More information about CableClix (USA), Inc. can be found at http://www.cableclix.com

    Investor Contact: Contact info: CableClix (USA), Inc. http://www.cableclix.com info@cableclix.com Greg Steinke gregory.steinke@cableclix.com +1-888-421-2549

    CableClix (USA), Inc.



    Peninsula Regional Data Service Forms Now Available Via DotloopCalifornia REALTORS gain access to the only end-to-end digital transaction and workflow management solution for the real estate industry

    CINCINNATI, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dotloop, a leading platform for simplifying the real estate buying and selling process, today announced an agreement with the Peninsula Regional Data Service (PRDS), a subsidiary of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS(R) (SILVAR), to license PRDS Forms, which is one of the main real estate purchasing form sets in California.

    Beginning today, dotloop(R) users throughout the Silicon Valley - including Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Menlo Park, Los Gatos and Saratoga - will be able to easily access the PRDS Forms within dotloop's platform to more efficiently complete, share, and sign documents, as well as monitor and manage the entire real estate transaction process.

    "Dotloop allows brokers and agents to seamlessly conduct transactions online and on-the-go, streamlining their business and creating a better experience for buyers and sellers," said Austin Allison, founder and general manager of dotloop. "This region of California is home to many of the world's leading technology professionals, who expect the real-time, on-demand information and greater insight and control over real estate transactions that the dotloop experience provides. We look forward to helping agents in the Silicon Valley bring more transparency and efficiency to the home buying and selling process."

    With dotloop, agents simply invite their clients and each necessary party to a digital 'loop' that contains all documents needed to complete the transaction - without faxing, scanning, printing, or leveraging multiple technologies - and allows real-time collaboration, task management, and progress tracking across mobile and desktop. Agents, buyers and sellers can even electronically sign documents from their desktop or mobile devices. From there, dotloop's automated audit trails and storage enables brokers to stay compliant effortlessly and grants them true visibility and transparency into their business.

    More and more REALTOR associations around the country have brought dotloop services to their members including the Texas Association of REALTORS, the Florida Association of REALTORS, and Arizona Association of REALTORS. Nearly 1 million real estate professionals around the country have access to their listing forms via dotloop.

    Dotloop will be hosting free training sessions to educate local real estate professionals on how to use the PRDS Forms on dotloop.

    --  Feb. 7, 2017: Hyatt House Belmont/Redwood Shores, 400 Concourse Pl,
    Belmont, CA 94002
    --  Feb. 8, 2017: Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto, 4216 El Camino Real, Palo
    Alto, CA 94306
    --  Feb. 9, 2017: Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown, 282 S. Almaden Blvd., San
    Jose, CA 95113
    

    For more information, please visit http://info.dotloop.com/event/california-training.

    (ZFIN)

    dotloop
    Dotloop is the leading online transaction and productivity optimization platform in real estate. Dotloop reduces complexity by replacing separate form creation, e-sign, and transaction management systems with a single end-to-end solution and drives growth by helping real estate professionals streamline their businesses with workflow automation and real-time visibility into transactions. Each year, millions of agents, brokers, and clients trust dotloop to get deals done.

    The company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dotloop is owned and operated by Zillow Group . To learn more about dotloop, visit www.dotloop.com.

    dotloop is a registered trademark of dotloop, LLC.

    REALTOR is a register trademark of the National Association of REALTORS.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/peninsula-regional-data-service-forms-now-available-via-dotloop-300392511.html

    Zillow Group

    CONTACT: Amanda Woolley, press@zillow.com

    Web site: http://www.zillow.com/




    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd Reports Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results; Provides Fiscal Year 2017 Revenue and Net Income Guidance

    XI'AN, China, Jan 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd ("Kingtone", or the "Company"), a China-based developer and provider of mobile enterprise solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2016. The financial statements and other financial information included in this press release are prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP").

    Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Highlights

    --  Revenues decreased by 86.5% to approximately $1.2 million from
    approximately $8.8 million in the prior year period.
    --  Gross profit decreased by 93.6% to approximately $0.2 million from
    approximately $3.2 million in the prior year period.
    --  Gross margin decreased to 17.1% from 36.3% in the prior year period.
    --  Net loss of approximately $0.2 million as compared to net income of
    approximately $1 million in the prior year period.
    --  Basic and diluted loss per share were $0.11 as compared to earnings per
    share of $0.73 in the prior year period with weighted average shares
    outstanding of 1,405,000 in both periods.
    

    "We had a tough fiscal year. While the business conditions deteriorated rapidly, we faced strong competition in both our business segments. Since the Jingbian Integration Project was completed, we have not signed any large contracts which led our revenue significantly dropped in this fiscal year," said Mr. Peng Zhang, Chief Executive Officer. "In addition, a growing number of small service providers compete very aggressively on price which negatively affected our ability to win new contracts. While we believe that this situation may be temporary, it is difficult to predict how long it will take for the market to return to a better price level. In the meantime, we have taken a number of measures to improve our performance and strengthen our business model to achieve sustainable growth."

    Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Performance

    Revenue

    We are a China-based developer and provider of mobile enterprise solutions. We generate revenue in two ways, from customized software middleware and applications for various public and private service agencies, which we identify as software solution sales, and from packaged solutions that include both software and hardware in automation telematics for clients mainly in the manufacturing sector, which we identify as wireless system solution sales. Due to the conditions described by our CEO above, our revenue decreased by 86.5% to approximately $1.2 million in the year ended September 30, 2016 from approximately $8.8 million in the year ended September 30, 2015.

    Our revenue from software solution sales decreased by 54.4% to approximately $0.06 million in the year ended September 30, 2016 from approximately $0.14 million in the year ended September 30, 2015. As a percentage of total revenue, software solution sales increased from 1.5% to 5.2%.

    Our revenue from wireless system solution sales decreased by 87.0% to approximately $1.1 million in the year ended September 30, 2016 from approximately $8.7 million in the year ended September 30, 2015. As a percentage of total revenue, wireless system solution revenue decreased from 98.5% to 94.8% of our total revenue.

    Cost of Sales

    Our cost of sales decreased by 82.4% to approximately $1 million in the year ended September 30, 2016 from approximately $5.6 million in the year ended September 30, 2015. As a percentage of our total revenues, our cost of sales increased to 82.9% of revenues in the year ended September 30, 2016 from 63.7% of our total revenues in the year ended September 30, 2015. The decrease in cost of sales was primarily attributable to the decrease in revenue from both software business and wireless system solutions business.

    Cost of sales for software solution decreased by 34.4% to approximately $0.04 million in the year ended September 30, 2016 from approximately $0.06 million in the year ended September 30, 2015, representing 4.0% and 1.1% of our total cost of sales and 64.5% and 44.9% of our software revenue in the fiscal years ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Cost of sales for wireless system solutions decreased by 82.9% to approximately $0.9 million in the year ended September 30, 2016 from approximately $5.6 million in the year ended September 30, 2015, representing 96.0% and 98.9% of total cost of sales and 83.9% and 64.0% of wireless system solution revenues in the fiscal years ended September 2016 and 2015, respectively.

    Gross Profit and Gross Margin

    Our total gross profit decreased by 93.6% to approximately $0.2 million in the year ended September 30, 2016 from approximately $3.2 million in the year ended September 30, 2015. Our total gross margin was 17.1% and 36.3% in the years ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 of total revenue, respectively. This decrease of gross margin was primarily due to national slow-down economy, which resulted in the overall decrease in industry profit margin.

    Our gross profit for software solution sales decreased by 70.7% to approximately $22,000 in the year ended September 30, 2016 from approximately $75,000 in the year ended September 30, 2015. Our gross margin for software solutions sales decreased to 35.5% in the year ended September 30, 2016 from 55.1% in the year ended September 30, 2015. Our gross profit for wireless system solution sales decreased by 94.2% to approximately $0.2 million in the year ended September 30, 2016 from approximately $3.1 million in the year ended September 30, 2015. Our gross margin for wireless system solution sales decreased to 16.1% in the year ended September 30, 2016 from 36.0% in the year ended September 30, 2015, which is partially attributable to the lower margin of some of the wireless projects.

    Loss from Operations

    We incurred a loss of $1.9 million in the year ended September 30, 2016, a 219.7% increase in such a loss from approximately loss of $0.6 million in the year ended September 30, 2015. The increase in loss from operations was mainly due to significantly lower revenues from software solutions and wireless system solutions business.

    Net Income (Loss)

    We incurred a net loss of $0.2 million in the year ended September 30, 2016 as compared to net income of approximately $1 million in the year ended September 30, 2015. Basic and diluted loss per share was $0.11 in the year ended September 30, 2016, compared to income per share $0.73 in the prior year period. The number of weighted average ordinary shares outstanding was 1,405,000 for the years ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

    Liquidity and Capital Resources

    As of September 30, 2016, we had a working capital of approximately $2.7 million, including cash of approximately $1.2 million.Net cash used in operating activities was approximately $0.8 million for the year ended September 30, 2016 as compared to $2.3 million net cash provided by operating activities the year ended September 30, 2015. Net cash used in investing activities for the year ended September 30, 2016 was approximately $22,000 as compared to net cash provided by investing activities of approximately $1,000 for the year ended September 30, 2015. Net cash used in financing activities during the fiscal year of 2016 was approximately $0.7 million as compared to $3.7 million for the fiscal year of 2015.

    Financial Outlook

    For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, management expects revenues of $5 million to $8 million and net income of $0 to $0.5 million.

    Conference Call

    The Company will host a conference call to discuss its fiscal year 2016 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mr. Peng Zhang, Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Li Wu, Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Fang Wang, Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer, will be on the call.

    To participate in the conference call, please dial any of the following numbers:

    USA Toll Free: 877-407-9205 International: 201-689-8054 Conference ID #: 13653416

    A replay of the call will be available until 11:59 PM ET on Jan. 20, 2017.

    To access the replay, please dial any of the following numbers:

    USA Toll Free: 877-481-4010 International: 919-882-2331

    About Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd

    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd is a China-based developer and provider of mobile enterprise solutions. The Company's products, known as mobile enterprise solutions, extend a company's or enterprise's information technology systems to include mobile participants. The Company develops and implements mobile enterprise solutions for customers in a broad variety of sectors and industries, to improve efficiencies by enabling information management in wireless environments. At the core of its many diverse packaged solutions is proprietary middleware that enables wireless interactivity across many protocols, devices and platforms.

    For more information, please visit Kingtone's website at http://en.kingtoneinfo.com/. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.

    Safe Harbor Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including certain plans, expectations, goals, and projections, which are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements containing words such as "may," "could," "would," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "expects," "intends", "future" and "guidance" or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to change at any time. These forward-looking statements are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015 to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    Mr. Fang Wang
    Tel: +86-29-8826-6383
    Email: wangfang@kingtoneinfo.com

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    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd.

    Web site: http://en.kingtoneinfo.com/

    Charter Prices $1.0 Billion Senior Unsecured Notes

    STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (along with its subsidiaries, "Charter") today announced that its subsidiaries, CCO Holdings, LLC and CCO Holdings Capital Corp. (collectively, the "Issuers"), have priced $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2027 (the "Notes"). The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 5.125% per annum and will be issued at a price of 100.0% of the aggregate principal amount of $1.0 billion.

    Charter intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to repurchase the Issuers' outstanding 6.625% Senior Notes due 2022, to pay related fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes. Charter expects to close the offering of the Notes on February 6, subject to customary closing conditions.

    The Notes are being sold to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

    This news release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale, nor is it an offer to purchase, or the solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful.

    About Charter
    Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV(TM) video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet(TM) access, and Spectrum Voice(TM). Spectrum Business(TM) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach(TM) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.

    CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
    This communication includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding, among other things, the closing of the notes offering. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations as reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions including, without limitation, the factors described under "Risk Factors" from time to time in our filings with the SEC. Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this communication may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "planned," "will," "may," "intend," and "potential," among others.

    All forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. We are under no duty or obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this communication.

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    CONTACT: Media: Justin Venech, 203-905-7818; or Analysts: Stefan Anninger,
    203-905-7955

    Web site: http://www.charter.com/

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