Companies news of 2014-09-01 (page 1)

  • Scientific Games Appoints Dan Savage Corporate Marketing VPTakes Leadership Role in...
  • Yamaha Motor Releases Entertaining "RevTranslator" App of English Version
  • Yamaha Motor Releases Entertaining "RevTranslator" App of English Version



    Scientific Games Appoints Dan Savage Corporate Marketing VPTakes Leadership Role in Planned Integration

    NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Dan Savage as Vice President, Corporate Marketing. In this role, Savage will work closely with the Company's Gaming, Lottery and Interactive groups to identify, evaluate and leverage opportunities to increase player appeal and positioning in the marketplace. Additionally, he will provide leadership in the planned integration of Scientific Games and Bally Technologies, Inc. ("Bally").

    Gavin Isaacs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games said, "Dan is a passionate leader with an eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement. His expertise in marketing, product definition, brand management, product and customer research, and experience in company integrations will greatly benefit and speed the transformation of Scientific Games as we begin this exciting new journey as a larger, customer-centric company."

    Most recently, Savage served as Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Bally from 2008 until 2013, where he was responsible for overall branding of the company, products and product differentiation. A Master Black Belt - Six Sigma, Savage was formerly head of one of the business units of 3M Company, where he also served as global business manager for 3M Touch Systems, a leading supplier of touch-screen displays to the gaming industry. He has worked in several technical companies in progressively responsible positions in business, sales, marketing and product management.

    Savage said, "There is nothing more important than building trust, integrity and ongoing value in the Company's brand. I look forward to building a world-class team that helps deliver the most compelling gaming experiences in the industry."

    About Scientific Games
    Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Company's portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit: www.scientificgames.com.

    Company Contacts
    Investor Relations: Bill Pfund (847) 785-3167
    Media Relations: Mollie Cole (773) 961-1194

    Forward-Looking Statements

    In this press release, Scientific Games makes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results or strategies and can often be identified by the use of terminology such as "may," "will," "estimate," "intend," "continue," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "could," "potential," "opportunity," or similar terminology. These statements are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including, among other things: competition; U.S. and international economic and industry conditions, including declines in or slow growth of lottery retail sales or gross gaming revenues and reductions in or constraints on capital spending by gaming or lottery operators; slow growth of new gaming jurisdictions; slow addition of casinos in existing jurisdictions; declines in the replacement cycle of gaming machines; ownership changes and consolidation in the casino industry; opposition to legalized gaming or the expansion thereof; inability to adapt to, and offer products that keep pace with, evolving technology; inability to develop successful gaming concepts and content; laws and government regulation, including those relating to gaming licenses and environmental laws; inability to identify and capitalize on trends and changes in the lottery and gaming industries, including the expansion of interactive gaming; dependence upon key providers in our social gaming business; inability to retain or renew existing contracts or enter into new contracts, or less favorable modifications to existing contracts; level of our indebtedness; unavailability or inadequacy of cash flows to satisfy obligations or future needs; restrictions and covenants in our debt agreements; protection of our intellectual property, ability to license third party intellectual property and the intellectual property rights of others; security and integrity of our software and systems and reliance on or failures in our information technology systems; natural events that disrupt our operations or those of our customers, suppliers or regulators; inability to benefit from, and risks associated with, strategic equity investments and relationships, including (i) the inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under its private management agreement with the Illinois lottery, (ii) the inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or other requirements under its agreement to provide marketing and sales services to the New Jersey lottery or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under such agreement (including as a result of a protest) and (iii) failure to realize the anticipated benefits related to the award to our consortium of an instant lottery game concession in Greece; failure to achieve the intended benefits of the WMS acquisition, including due to the inability to realize synergies in the anticipated amounts or within the contemplated time-frames or cost expectations, or at all; inability to complete and integrate future acquisitions, including the pending acquisition of Bally Technologies, Inc. ("Bally") due to the failure to obtain the required approvals or debt financing or otherwise; litigation related to the pending Bally acquisition; disruption of our current plans and operations as a result of the pending Bally acquisition; costs, charges and expenses related to the pending Bally acquisition; the failure to realize the intended benefits of the pending Bally acquisition, including the inability to realize the anticipated synergies in the anticipated amounts or within the contemplated time-frames or cost expectations, or at all; restructuring costs; revenue recognition standards and impairment charges; fluctuations in our results due to seasonality and other factors; dependence on suppliers and manufacturers; risks relating to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and restrictions on the import of our products; dependence on our employees; litigation and other liabilities relating to our business, including litigation and liabilities relating to our contracts and licenses, our products and systems, our employees, intellectual property and our strategic relationships; influence of certain stockholders; and stock price volatility. Additional information regarding risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements is included from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games' ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Scientific Games Corporation

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




    Yamaha Motor Releases Entertaining "RevTranslator" App of English Version

    IWATA, Japan, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    - App Enables Engines to "Talk" with Owners -

    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced on September 1 the release of the English-language version of RevTranslator, a smartphone app that analyzes sounds and operating environments to enable engines to "speak" to their owners. The app is now available at App Store and Google Play for free (data charges may apply).

    Visit the special site: http://global.yamaha-motor.com/about/brand/apps [http://global.yamaha-motor.com/about/brand/apps]

    (Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/prwfile/release/M102500/201408293265/_prw_OI3fl_JAJWI0ZO.jpg [http://prw.kyodonews.jp/prwfile/release/M102500/201408293265/_prw_OI3fl_JAJWI0ZO.jpg] )

    RevTranslator analyzes engine sounds and then converts them into computer-generated speeches using a database of over 100 million phrases. Using additional factors such as time of day and weather, as well as engine sounds, it assesses operational status to convey the engine's "feelings."

    Example phrases include: "Running is my happiness," "Give me a break, will you?" and "Let me go along with you until the end of the world."

    "RevTranslator enables customers to take a fresh view of their engines," said Yusuke Tsunemoto, who led the app development team for Yamaha. "Although the app is meant to be entertaining, customers can use it to better understand the condition of their Yamaha motorcycles, sport boats, snowmobiles and generators."

    The app was inspired by the brand slogan, "Revs your Heart," which expresses Yamaha Motor's desire to provide customers with joyful and exciting experiences.

    While using the app, users accumulate points that can be used to unlock digital mascots and other exclusive content related to Yamaha products worldwide.

    The Japanese version of RevTranslator was released on July 23 and created a buzz in cyberspace among motorcycle enthusiasts and other parties.

    App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc.
    Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

    If you are interested in further information about Yamaha Motor, please send an e-mail to Mariko Saito (saitoumar@yamaha-motor.co.jp [mailto:saitoumar@yamaha-motor.co.jp]) to put you on the Yamaha Motor media list.

    Contact:
    Yusuke Tsunemoto
    Web Group, Public Relations & Advertising Division
    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
    http://global.yamaha-motor.com [http://global.yamaha-motor.com/]
    Tel: +81-538-37-4345
    E-mail: tsunemotoyu@yamaha-motor.co.jp [mailto:tsunemotoyu@yamaha-motor.co.jp]


    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

    Web site: http://global.yamaha-motor.com/about/brand/apps/
    http://prw.kyodonews.jp/prwfile/release/M102500/201408293265/_prw_OI3fl_JAJWI0ZO.jpg/
    http://global.yamaha-motor.com/

    Yamaha Motor Releases Entertaining "RevTranslator" App of English Version

    IWATA, Japan, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    - App Enables Engines to "Talk" with Owners -

    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced on September 1 the release of the English-language version of RevTranslator, a smartphone app that analyzes sounds and operating environments to enable engines to "speak" to their owners. The app is now available at App Store and Google Play for free (data charges may apply).

    Visit the special site: http://global.yamaha-motor.com/about/brand/apps

    (Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/prwfile/release/M102500/201408293265/_prw_OI3fl_JAJWI0ZO.jpg )

    RevTranslator analyzes engine sounds and then converts them into computer-generated speeches using a database of over 100 million phrases. Using additional factors such as time of day and weather, as well as engine sounds, it assesses operational status to convey the engine's "feelings."

    Example phrases include: "Running is my happiness," "Give me a break, will you?" and "Let me go along with you until the end of the world."

    "RevTranslator enables customers to take a fresh view of their engines," said Yusuke Tsunemoto, who led the app development team for Yamaha. "Although the app is meant to be entertaining, customers can use it to better understand the condition of their Yamaha motorcycles, sport boats, snowmobiles and generators."

    The app was inspired by the brand slogan, "Revs your Heart," which expresses Yamaha Motor's desire to provide customers with joyful and exciting experiences.

    While using the app, users accumulate points that can be used to unlock digital mascots and other exclusive content related to Yamaha products worldwide.

    The Japanese version of RevTranslator was released on July 23 and created a buzz in cyberspace among motorcycle enthusiasts and other parties.

    App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc.
    Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

    If you are interested in further information about Yamaha Motor, please send an e-mail to Mariko Saito saitoumar@yamaha-motor.co.jp to put you on the Yamaha Motor media list.

    Contact:
    Yusuke Tsunemoto
    Web Group, Public Relations & Advertising Division
    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
    http://global.yamaha-motor.com
    Tel: +81-538-37-4345
    E-mail: tsunemotoyu@yamaha-motor.co.jp

    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

    Web site: http://global.yamaha-motor.com/about/brand/apps/
    http://prw.kyodonews.jp/prwfile/release/M102500/201408293265/_prw_OI3fl_JAJWI0ZO.jpg/
    http://global.yamaha-motor.com/

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