Companies news of 2015-07-01 (page 1)

  • Gray Announces Four New Transactions And Closes All Announced Acquisitions
  • HubSpot Announces Date of Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Release
  • Altera Joins OPNFV Open Source Platform to Bring the Value of FPGAs to Network Function...
  • Monolithic Power Systems Signs Digi-Key to Expand Globally
  • Angelenos Experience "Future of Tech" Design of New Verizon Flagship Store On Santa...
  • 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Shift to Responsive Web Design
  • Level 3 Acquires DDoS Mitigation Company Black LotusAcquisition Enhances Level 3's...
  • Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Partners with Overall Parts SolutionsDealership Parts...
  • Jack Henry & Associates Acquires Bayside Business Solutions- Acquisition further expands...
  • William "Bill" J. Pratt, former Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of RF Micro...
  • 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Shift to Responsive Web Design
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  • Facebook to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results
  • Diligent Appoints Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Echo Therapeutics Announces New Website Launch
  • MTE Corporation Announces Major Asia Pacific ExpansionNew Singapore subsidiary enhances...
  • Teleste Agrees to Deliver as Turnkey Solution a High-Capacity Optical Broadband Network to...
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  • One Source Networks Deploys Sonus Solution to Enable Real-Time Communications for Its...
  • RADCOM to Publish Q2 Results on Tuesday July 21, 2015
  • Information Services Group To Announce Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results
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  • Micronet Awarded $1.4 Million Purchase Order for MRM All-In-One Rugged Tablets for the...
  • CSI Updates Shareholders During Annual MeetingShareholders Elect Three Directors
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  • LoJack Announces a New Era in Vehicle TheftThe Leader in Stolen Vehicle Recovery...
  • Alexander Matuschka joins VimpelCom as Group Chief Performance Officer
  • Vonage Granted 11 New Patents in Second Quarter 2015Company now owns 86 U.S. Patents



    Gray Announces Four New Transactions And Closes All Announced Acquisitions

    ATLANTA, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Television, Inc. ("Gray" or "we" or "our") today announced four new transactions and the closing of all three of its previously announced acquisitions of leading television stations. The new transactions are as follows:

    --  Wausau-Rhinelander, Wisconsin, market (DMA 134): Gray entered into an
    agreement with Davis Television, LLC, to acquire certain non-license
    assets of WFXS, which had served as the Fox affiliate for the
    Wausau-Rhinelander television market. Earlier today, WFXS ceased
    operating. At that time, the parties closed the transaction, and Gray
    began broadcasting the program streams formerly transmitted by WFXS on
    Gray's digital low power television station in Wausau, WZAW. Gray also
    owns and operates full power television station WSAW in Wausau, which
    serves as the market's CBS affiliate. Kalil & Co. served as the
    exclusive broker for this transaction.
    
    --  Laredo, Texas, market (DMA 184). Gray entered into an agreement with
    Eagle Creek Television, Inc. to acquire certain non-license assets of
    KVTV, which had served as the CBS affiliate for the Laredo television
    market. Earlier today, KVTV ceased operating. At that time, the parties
    closed the transaction, and Gray began broadcasting the program streams
    formerly transmitted by KVTV on Gray's digital low power television
    station in Laredo, KYLX. Gray also owns and operates full power
    television station KGNS in Laredo, which serves as the market's NBC
    affiliate.
    
    --  Great Falls and Helena, Montana, markets (DMAs 191 and 206). Gray
    entered into an agreement with Cordillera Communications, LLC to sell
    Gray's KBGF, the NBC affiliate for the Great Falls market, and KTVH, the
    NBC and CW affiliate for the Helena market. Gray believes that
    Cordillera, as the owner of top-rated stations across the state of
    Montana, will leverage its strong presence throughout "Big Sky Country"
    to further improve the service and operations of KBGF and KTVH for the
    benefit of those stations' local communities.
    
    --  Helena, Montana, market (DMA 206). Gray owns KMTF in Helena, which
    simulcasts the CW channel broadcast by KTVH-D2. At the suggestion of
    Cordillera, Gray has agreed to donate KMTF to Montana State University.
    This donation will allow MSU to operate a full power PBS affiliated
    television station in the state's capital for the first time in the
    history of the statewide PBS network that MSU operates.
    

    Earlier today, Gray closed all three of its previously announced station transactions, which were as follows:

    --  Odessa-Midland, Texas, market (DMA 146). Gray acquired KOSA, whose
    digital channels are affiliated with the CBS and MY Networks. KOSA
    enjoys the highest ratings and market share in its DMA, which is the
    fastest growing DMA in the country.
    
    --  Twin Falls, Idaho, market (DMA 192). Gray acquired KMVT, whose digital
    channels are affiliated with the CBS and CW Networks, as well as KSVT,
    whose digital channel is affiliated jointly with the FOX and MY
    Networks. KMVT enjoys the highest ratings and market share in its DMA.
    In 2015, KMVT/KSVT was one of a few small employers included in the
    annual listing of "The Best Places to Work in Idaho."
    
    --  Presque Isle, Maine, market (DMA 205). Gray acquired WAGM, whose digital
    channels are affiliated with the CBS and FOX Networks. WAGM enjoys the
    highest ratings and market share in its DMA. In addition, WAGM's average
    all-day ratings are the second highest among all television stations in
    the country.
    

    "Today, Gray continues to grow our footprint with even more outstanding, community-focused television stations, and we welcome their dedicated, excellent employees to the Gray corporate family," said Hilton Howell, Gray's President and CEO.

    The net purchase price for the Wausau and Laredo transactions less the anticipated proceeds from the Montana dispositions is expected to be $20.0 million, which represents a composite multiple of approximately 5.2 times a blended average of 2014-2015 anticipated pro forma broadcast cash flow including expected synergies. Today, Gray closed the Wausau and Laredo transactions as well as the three previously announced transactions discussed above and funded all those transactions with cash on hand. The Montana dispositions are subject to receipt of regulatory and other approvals, and we expect them to close in the third quarter of 2015.

    The purchase price, net of anticipated proceeds from dispositions, for all seven separate transactions that Gray has announced in 2015 is $81.35 million. This net purchase price represents a composite multiple of approximately 6.0 times blended 2014-2015 anticipated pro forma broadcast cash flow including expected synergies.

    About Gray Television

    Gray Television, Inc. is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the United States. Upon the consummation of all announced transactions, we will own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting over 150 program streams including 30 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, 22 channels affiliated with the NBC Network, 16 channels affiliated with the ABC Network and 13 channels affiliated with the FOX Network. We will then own and operate the number-one ranked television station in 33 of those 45 markets and the number-one or number-two ranked television station operations in 42 of those 45 markets. We currently reach approximately 8.3 percent of total United States television households.

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    Gray Television, Inc.

    CONTACT: www.gray.tv, 404-504-9828, Hilton H. Howell, Jr., President and
    Chief Executive Officer, or Jim Ryan, Senior Vice President and Chief
    Financial Officer, or Kevin P. Latek, Senior Vice President, Business
    Affairs

    Web site: http://www.gray.tv/




    HubSpot Announces Date of Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Release

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HubSpot , a leading inbound marketing and sales software company, today announced that it will report its second quarter 2015 financial results after the U.S. financial markets close on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

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    In conjunction with this report, HubSpot will host a conference call on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss the company's second quarter financial results and its business outlook. To access this call, dial (877) 201-0168 (domestic) or (647) 788-4901 (international). The conference ID is 69239654. Additionally, a live webcast of the conference call will be available in the "Investor" section of HubSpot's website at www.hubspot.com.

    Following the conference call, a replay will be available at (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international). The replay pass code is 69239654. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available in the "Investor" section of HubSpot's web site at www.hubspot.com.

    About HubSpot

    HubSpot is a leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 15,000 customers in over 90 countries use HubSpot's award-winning software, services, and support to create an inbound experience that will attract, engage, and delight customers. Learn more at www.hubspot.com.

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    CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Lisa Mullan, (857) 829-5429,
    investors@hubspot.com or Media Contact: Laura Moran, (857) 829-5688,
    lmoran@hubspot.com

    Web site: http://hubspot.com/




    Altera Joins OPNFV Open Source Platform to Bring the Value of FPGAs to Network Function Virtualization

    SAN JOSE, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation today announced the company has joined the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV (network function virtualization). As an open source project, OPNFV is positioned to bring together the work of standards bodies, open source communities and commercial suppliers to deliver a de facto standard open source NFV platform for the industry.

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    NFV uses IT virtualization technologies to virtualize entire classes of network node functions into building blocks that may be connected, or chained, to create communication services. Altera will join working groups inside the OPNFV to expand the use of FPGA accelerators in virtual machines running different software and processes on top of industry-standard, high-volume servers, storage and cloud computing infrastructure.

    "FPGAs can be used to 'super-charge' virtual machine applications while saving on power, making them an excellent fit for the NFV industry," said Francis Chow, vice president and general manager of the Communications Business Unit for Altera. "At the same time, FPGAs can reduce capital and operational expenditures, speed service and improve product introduction times for NFV applications, providing a more efficient solution."

    FPGAs act as accelerators by offloading compute workloads, using less power than general-purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs) and central processor units (CPUs) --which helps data centers run cooler. FPGA- and SoC-based solutions are already accelerating servers in the data center in search and convolutional neural networks applications.

    "OPNFV is about collaboration from a diverse group of players from across the industry to craft an open platform that we can all use to accelerate NFV," said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. "We are excited to welcome new silver member, Altera, who is poised to help us implement the goals of open source NFV."

    The OPNFV's Work Benefits Service Providers
    Initial interest in working with the OPNFV has come from the network service provider community, including OPNFV founding members AT&T, China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Telecom Italia and Vodafone, among others. In addition, other industries, such as the financial services industry, large enterprises and cloud service providers are showing interest in exploiting the NFV benefits.

    About Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
    Open Platform for NFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV. It brings together service providers, vendors and users to collaborate in an open forum on advancing the state-of-the-art in NFV. For more information, please visit: http://www.opnfv.org.

    OPNFV is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org.

    About Altera
    Altera(R) programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGA, SoC, CPLD, and complementary technologies, such as power solutions to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide. Visit Altera at www.altera.com.

    ALTERA, ARRIA, CYCLONE, ENPIRION, MAX, MEGACORE, NIOS, QUARTUS and STRATIX words and logos are trademarks of Altera Corporation and registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other words and logos identified as trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective holders as described at www.altera.com/about/legal.html.

    Editor Contact:
    Karin Taylor
    Altera Corporation
    (408) 544-8207
    newsroom@altera.com

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    Monolithic Power Systems Signs Digi-Key to Expand Globally

    SAN JOSE, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) , a leading company in high-performance power solutions, announced today that MPS has signed a distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics, a leading, global, full-service provider of electronic components, for the promotion and sale of MPS products worldwide. MPS' mission is to reduce total energy consumption in its customers' systems with green, practical, compact solutions.

    "We are very excited to partner with Digi-Key. I believe that MPS delivers best-in-class products and partnering with Digi-Key allows us to utilize their extensive engineering network and world class distribution capabilities to accelerate our customer acquisition," says Maurice Sciammas, EVP WW Sales. "I am confident that this new alliance will help expand MPS' customer base globally."

    "MPS manufactures a broad range of high-performance power solutions that have the potential to be designed into many new applications," said David Stein, Digi-Key Vice President of Global Semiconductors. "Digi-Key strives to offer design engineers every option available for their design, so we are excited to carry MPS' power solutions that have many uses found in industrial applications, telecom infrastructures, cloud computing, automotive, and consumer applications."

    About Monolithic Power Systems
    Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) provides small, highly energy efficient, easy-to-use power solutions for systems found in industrial applications, telecom infrastructures, cloud computing, automotive, and consumer applications. MPS' mission is to reduce total energy consumption in its customers' systems with green, practical, compact solutions. The company was founded by Michael R. Hsing in 1997 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA. MPS can be contacted through its website at www.monolithicpower.com or its support offices around the world.

    About Digi-Key Electronics
    Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

    Monolithic Power Systems, MPS, and the MPS logo are registered trademarks of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and trademarked in certain other countries.

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    Monolithic Power Systems

    CONTACT: Jae H. Park, Marketing Communications, Monolithic Power Systems,
    Inc., 408-826-0798, jae.park@monolithicpower.com or Chad Dziengel,
    Corporate Communications Specialist, Digi-Key Electronics, 800-344-4539
    x2032, chad.dziengel@digikey.com, publicrelations@digikey.com

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




    Angelenos Experience "Future of Tech" Design of New Verizon Flagship Store On Santa Monica's 3rd St. PromenadeNew Store Redefines the Wireless Shopping Experience and is the Company's First on the West Coast

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless welcomed excited visitors to its new Destination Store on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, bringing the company's supersized, hands-on lifestyle shopping approach to the West Coast for the first time.

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    Visitors explored fun, interactive "lifestyle zones," ranging from fitness to music to sports and the home, trying out the latest personal and business wireless solutions.

    "For our customers, there's simply no other retail shopping experience like this in any industry," said Luis Cruz, Verizon Southern California president. "From the innovative use of technology to create memorable, hands-on experiences, to the aesthetically pleasing design choices and artwork, our Santa Monica flagship store offers an engaging experience that's sure to remind locals of the unique character of the community we share."

    Every lifestyle zone offers an immersive, hands-on experience, designed with creativity, fun or an artful approach at its core. For example:

    --  The "Customize It" Zone with a Hollywood- themed selfie booth. Take a
    selfie next to the Hollywood sign and use it to create a custom phone
    case on the fly -- choose the colors and pictures you want for your case
    and Verizon will make it on site and deliver it to you through a curved,
    two-story pneumatic tube.
    --  The "Get Fit" Zone with interactive soccer experience. Practice soccer
    shots with a ball that syncs to your smartphone and provides instant
    feedback on speed, spin, estimated distance and skill tips. Or, test out
    one of our fitness accessories that measure your endurance on a
    stationary bike and get a readout of the calories you burned, distance
    you traveled and other stats.
    --  An NFL virtual reality experience. Exclusive to the Santa Monica
    location, enter a virtual reality simulator as a football helmet lowers
    over your head and experience what it's like to run back a kickoff in
    the NFL, including the effect of getting "tackled" as the floor
    underneath you rumbles!
    --  The "Home Immersion" Zone. Get your hands on the latest Smart Home
    technology, using a smartphone or tablet to open and close garage doors,
    door locks, setting a thermostat and more!
    

    The store also includes zones proven popular at the company's four other Destination Stores across the country:

    --  An Interactive Wall where visitors can play one of three pre-set digital
    games for free
    --  The "Amplify It" Zone for music lovers, or anyone who wants to mix their
    own tracks
    --  The "Have Fun" Zone, featuring a variety of digital toys for kids (and
    adults) to try
    --  The "Anywhere Business" Zone where entrepreneurs work with Verizon's
    business solutions experts in a space designed to look like a Santa
    Monica skate shop
    --  The Wireless Workshop zone where visitors learn how to get the most from
    their devices and smart accessories to enhance their mobile lifestyle.
    

    Calling Santa Monica Home

    The Verizon Destination Store in Santa Monica is the company's first on the West Coast and occupies the same retail space as F. W. Woolworth Company's first store on the West Coast, built in 1949. At its peak, Woolworth operated more than 3,000 retail stores worldwide. Verizon constructed the nearly 8,000 sq. ft. retail space using a variety of sustainable building materials.

    Store Location and Hours

    Just minutes from the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, the store, located at 1322 3(rd) Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California, is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

    Background on Verizon Destination Stores

    Verizon opened its first Destination Store in November, 2013 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Since then, the company has opened additional Destination Stores in Chicago, Houston and Boston. The company has received a variety of accolades for the innovative designs of these stores, including an Award of Merit from the Retail Design Institute for the Mall of America store and a Gold Award from the Association of Retail Environments for the Chicago retail space.

    For more information, visit the Verizon Wireless News Center and follow Public Relations Manager Ken Muche on Twitter at @MisterSoCalKen.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 108.6 million retail customers, including 102.6 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications inc. Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizionwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VerizonNews.

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Ken Muche
    Verizon Wireless
    Ken.Muche@VerizonWireless.com
    949.286.8163

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    5 Ways Small Businesses Can Shift to Responsive Web Design

    NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The increased use of smartphones around the world has put the Internet and everything that comes with it within the palm of your hand. With the ease and convenience that mobile Internet usage brings, responsive Web design is vital in keeping your mobile users hooked throughout the various progressions of your website. Shifting from a desktop-only website to a responsive website does require initial preparation, and Brad Shorr, B2B Marketing Director of Straight North, offers five actionable tips to help with this transition.

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    In his debut article posted to PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit, Shorr offers five simple ways to ensure your small business doesn't fall behind in the ever-changing world of mobile Internet.

    1. Simplification. When creating a platform for a mobile device or tablet it
    is important to remember that the goal is not to overwhelm the user with
    a tremendous amount of links and pages. Shorr recommends you provide
    simple and straightforward links that are also easy to navigate.
    2. Simplify content. Eliminate unnecessary content on your website and use
    descriptive subheads to facilitate scanning. Keep the content short and
    sweet to keep customers engaged.
    3. Prioritize page content. Mobile sites on tablets and devices require
    users to scroll down to look through additional content so it is
    extremely important for you to shape the mobile site around what you want
    customers to see first, second, third, and so on, as they scroll through
    the content posted on the site.
    

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    Level 3 Acquires DDoS Mitigation Company Black LotusAcquisition Enhances Level 3's Security Product Portfolio

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global telecommunications provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. , announced it acquired privately held Black Lotus, a provider of global Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services. The acquisition of Black Lotus represents another step in Level 3's continued commitment to provide leading security product capabilities. Level 3 noted the increase in frequency, volume and complexity of DDoS attacks in a recent research report, Safeguarding the Internet: Level 3 Botnet Research Report, substantiating the need to invest in the DDoS market.

    New DDoS Capabilities
    The acquisition of Black Lotus will add additional capabilities to Level 3's existing DDoS service, which launched earlier in the year, including adding extra scrubbing centers. The Level 3 DDoS Mitigation service provides an enhanced network-based detection and mitigation scrubbing solution alongside network routing, rate limiting and IP filtering abilities. Black Lotus adds proxy-based DDoS mitigation services to the portfolio providing additional capabilities for application layer attacks, along with advanced behavioral analytics technology. The application layer is a prime target for DDoS attacks that often impact Web servers and Web hosting providers.

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    "At Level 3, we value security and are committed to protecting our customers and our network," said Chris Richter, senior vice president of managed security services at Level 3. "Black Lotus' proxy and behavioral technologies, combined with their experienced team of DDoS experts, perfectly complements Level 3's DDoS mitigation and threat intelligence capabilities. With this acquisition, Level 3 continues its commitment of investing in a comprehensive portfolio of services that enhance the growth, efficiency and security of our customers' operations, helping enterprises combat the cybersecurity challenges they face every day."

    Transaction Details
    Level 3 acquired the outstanding equity of Black Lotus in an all-cash transaction on July 1, 2015. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    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, 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: successfully integrate the tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; 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 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; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; 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: Ashley Pritchard Mark Stoutenberg + 720-888-5950 +1 720-888-2518 ashley.pritchard@level3.com mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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    Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Partners with Overall Parts SolutionsDealership Parts Departments to Benefit from Availability of Industry-Leading Parts Management Software

    TORRANCE, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced its partnership with Overall Parts Solutions (OPS), a leader in providing shop management solutions in the automotive collision industry. Through the joint venture, the OPS Software Suite will become available to Toyota dealership parts departments across the country. The suite is aimed to serve as a one-stop solution to improve the ordering, management, and delivery of Genuine Toyota Parts through the wholesale channel. Toyota dealership parts departments will have the ability to begin using OPS solutions in July 2015.

    "Offering the OPS Software Suite to our dealerships is an important step in fulfilling our commitment to provide tools to our dealerships that give them a competitive edge. Not only will our dealers' parts department be able to take advantage of cutting edge technology in parts ordering and delivery optimization, they will be able to pass along better efficiency and generate savings for their collision shop customers," said Jeff Hilton, Wholesale Parts & Collision Manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

    The OPS Software Suite tackles three key areas of concern currently facing the collision parts industry: parts procurement, competitive pricing, and parts delivery. OPSTRAX is a parts procurement and communication tool between dealers and collision centers that allows the collision center to electronically submit and track their parts orders and allows Toyota dealerships to view all collision parts orders through a centralized online interface. VALUTRAX provides parts departments the opportunity to offer their customers original equipment (OE) parts at a more competitive price than non-OE parts through a conquest program. It also provides the opportunity for Toyota parts departments to advertise their brand and submit reimbursement requests to Toyota on any qualifying competitively priced claims. DELIVERYTRAX is a logistics tool that Toyota parts departments will use to track all of their parts order deliveries to their customers through real-time delivery information, tracking, and driver accountability.

    "We are at a key time in our industry. The OPS Software Suite creates a bridge that provides the transformation of dealership parts departments into facilities that can accommodate the demands of our modern times," said Nick Bossinakis, CEO/President, Overall Parts Solutions. "Having the ability to provide our solutions to dealerships of the largest auto manufacturer is an incredible accomplishment and we look forward to expanding our footprint to include other OEMs in the near future," Bossinakis added.

    OPS has been conducting business in the auto collision industry for more than 20 years. They began in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and within a few years, OPS was prevalent throughout the state. After numerous studies and spending time in collision centers and dealership parts departments, OPS sought out to streamline the parts ordering process. In 2005, they developed and launched the groundbreaking solution OPSTRAX, a web-based parts coordination system designed to work with major estimating and management systems. OPSTRAX quickly spread throughout the state of Texas. Within a few years, OPSTRAX was being launched in collision centers and dealership parts departments nationwide.

    Along with Toyota, Lexus recently launched the OPS Software Suite to their dealerships throughout the United States.

    About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
    Toyota , the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 42,000 people (more than 33,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks (more than 2.35 million in the U.S.) in 2014 - and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

    Media Contact:
    Rickie Leos, Collision Business Development Consultant
    Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
    (310) 468-3111
    Rickie_Leos@Toyota.com

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    Jack Henry & Associates Acquires Bayside Business Solutions- Acquisition further expands the company's commercial lending solutions -

    MONETT, Mo., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Today it announced the acquisition of Bayside Business Solutions, a provider of complete portfolio management systems for commercial lenders and industry leader in providing factoring software. Founded in 1998, Bayside Business Solutions is located in Birmingham, Alabama.

    The company will become a part of Jack Henry & Associates' ProfitStars((R)) Lending Solutions Group that continues to have a successful history of assisting bank partners with their commercial loan portfolio growth and diversification. Bayside's already strong market position in factoring technology through its FactorSoft solution became even stronger in the past three years with the development of CADENCE. CADENCE is a commercial portfolio management platform that supports a variety of commercial financing products (including the solution formerly branded as FactorSoft) ranging from factoring to all types of asset-based commercial loans. The CADENCE technology allows borrowers access to the overall credit process through a virtual 24/7 online portal. CADENCE's ability to seamlessly accommodate the entire life cycle of a commercial loan customer in a single platform makes it an ideal solution and complement to ProfitStars' commercial lending solutions platform.

    According to Russ Bernthal, president of Jack Henry & Associates' ProfitStars division, "Bayside's innovative technology platform is supported by an exceptional customer care philosophy and a service culture that closely parallels that of ProfitStars. The CADENCE technology expands the functionality currently offered to ProfitStars clients through our BusinessManager((R)) product, our newly launched Commercial Lending Center, and other ProfitStars offerings."

    Russ Opper, founder and managing director of Bayside Business Solutions, commented, "We are thrilled to become a part of the ProfitStars organization and believe that the coupling of our products with those of ProfitStars creates one of the strongest commercial lending solutions in the marketplace today."

    Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    About Bayside Business Solutions

    Bayside Business Solutions is an innovative supplier of portfolio management software to the global commercial lending industry. Bayside has customers throughout North America as well as in Australia, the UK, Europe, and Latin America. Its operations are located in Birmingham, Alabama, and include worldwide support capabilities.

    About ProfitStars

    As a diverse, global division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.((R)) (JHA), ProfitStars((R)) combines JHA's solid technology background with the latest breakthroughs in six performance-boosting solution groups - Financial Performance, Imaging, Payment Solutions, Information Security & Risk Management, Retail Delivery, and Online & Mobile. Explore the power of ProfitStars-enhanced performance at www.profitstars.com.

    About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

    Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.((R)) is a leading provider of computer systems and electronic payment solutions primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions serve almost 11,300 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. Jack Henry Banking((R)) supports banks ranging from community banks to multi-billion dollar institutions with information processing solutions. Symitar((R)) is a leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars((R)) provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com.

    Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking information. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking information. Specifically, there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking information. Additional information on these and other factors, which could affect the Company's financial results, are included in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings on Form 10-K, and potential investors should review these statements. Finally, there may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the Company's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information.

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    CONTACT: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., 663 Highway 60, P.O. Box 807,
    Monett, MO 65708,Analyst Contact: Kevin D. Williams, Chief Financial
    Officer, (417) 235-6652 or Press Contact: Debbie Wood, General Manager,
    Marketing & Industry Research, (704) 357-0298

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




    William "Bill" J. Pratt, former Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of RF Micro Devices, Inc., named as Chairman to Koolbridge Solar Board of Advisors

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Pratt founded RF Micro Devices in Greensboro, NC in 1991. The Company designs and manufactures high-performance radio frequency systems and solutions for applications that drive wireless and broadband communications. RFMD traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol RFMD. RF Micro has 3500 employees, 1500 of them in Guilford County, North Carolina. The company announced in February, 2014 that it would merge with TriQuint Semiconductor. On January 2nd, 2015, RFMD and Triquint jointly announced that they had completed their merger of equals to form Qorvo, a company with a recent Market Cap greater than $11B.

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    "I am honored to be chosen as Chairman to Koolbridge Solar's Board of Advisors. It is a great pleasure to add my technical and business knowledge in support of new solar technology being developed by Dr. Paul Dent and his Associates at Koolbridge Solar. In my opinion, Koolbridge has a great technology which will be very important for optimization of solar technology. I look forward to working with Paul to help create what I know will be, a very successful enterprise," said Bill Pratt.

    About Koolbridge Solar

    The principle business of Koolbridge Solar Inc. is to design, develop and sell innovative electrical products that allow solar energy to be integrated into homes more efficiently and economically, to reduce energy bills, and to provide greater supply reliability by:

    --  Providing solutions to increase in-home solar efficiencies.
    --  Providing solutions to decrease homeowner's energy costs.
    --  Providing solutions that increase the homeowner's Return On Investment.
    --  Providing solutions that complete the communications chain from utility
    to "smart grid" to "smart home" to "smart appliance."
    

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    5 Ways Small Businesses Can Shift to Responsive Web Design

    NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The increased use of smartphones around the world has put the Internet and everything that comes with it within the palm of your hand. With the ease and convenience that mobile Internet usage brings, responsive Web design is vital in keeping your mobile users hooked throughout the various progressions of your website. Shifting from a desktop-only website to a responsive website does require initial preparation, and Brad Shorr, B2B Marketing Director of Straight North, offers five actionable tips to help with this transition.

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    In his debut article posted to PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit, Shorr offers five simple ways to ensure your small business doesn't fall behind in the ever-changing world of mobile Internet.

    1. Simplification. When creating a platform for a mobile device or tablet it
    is important to remember that the goal is not to overwhelm the user with
    a tremendous amount of links and pages. Shorr recommends you provide
    simple and straightforward links that are also easy to navigate.
    2. Simplify content. Eliminate unnecessary content on your website and use
    descriptive subheads to facilitate scanning. Keep the content short and
    sweet to keep customers engaged.
    3. Prioritize page content. Mobile sites on tablets and devices require
    users to scroll down to look through additional content so it is
    extremely important for you to shape the mobile site around what you want
    customers to see first, second, third, and so on, as they scroll through
    the content posted on the site.
    

    For further discussion and the remaining two tips that can assist with your responsive Web design efforts, read his article here: http://bit.ly/1f1kFji.

    PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

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    Priceline.com, OnStar Partner to Book Last-Minute Hotel Rooms for DriversCompanies offer summer travel tips, suggest road trips

    NORWALK, Conn. and DETROIT, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer road trip season underway and July 4(th) as one of the most popular holidays for car excursions, OnStar, a provider of connectivity services for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, and priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group , have partnered to offer drivers the service of conveniently booking hotels while traveling.

    OnStar Guidance plan subscribers in the U.S. and Canada, in need of a quick and easy way to reserve hotel accommodations while on-the-go, can now secure a stay via OnStar's new AtYourService feature. OnStar AtYourService allows customers to speak with an OnStar advisor by simply pushing the OnStar blue button inside the vehicle. Advisors can verbally provide information on hotel availability, cost, amenities and ratings to the vehicle occupants, allowing drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. The advisor can then book a hotel reservation for the subscriber through priceline.com and download those directions to the vehicle's navigation system.

    "In our vehicles, customers now have the ability to secure hotel reservations through OnStar AtYourService in time for the busy summer travel season," said Mark Lloyd, Director, Online Commerce, OnStar. "The service provides OnStar subscribers with access, even at the last-minute, to quality hotels across the country. Combined with our navigation, safety and security offerings, OnStar continues to deliver a powerful and highly valuable suite of driver services."

    "Whether it's for a spontaneous road trip or an unexpected life or work event, consumers come to us with hundreds of different reasons for needing a hotel room at the last minute," said Brett Keller, Chief Marketing Officer at priceline.com. "Through our OnStar partnership, consumers have access to deep discounts across the country with a single push of a button. And if you're a foodie, a hiker or a music aficionado, priceline.com and OnStar are perfect partners to make your summer road trip seamless."

    Summer Road Trip Tips from OnStar

    --  Prepare your car for a warm-weather road trip. Check the cooling and air
    conditioning systems to make sure they're full and functioning properly.
    Replace wiper blades worn out over the winter, and make sure tire
    pressure is at recommended levels.
    --  Drive smart, drive green. Aggressive driving and excessive idling reduce
    gas mileage and increase smog. To consume less fuel, drive sensibly --
    follow speed limits and avoid abrupt acceleration -- and avoid peak rush
    hours (sitting in traffic is fun for no one). Use the OnStar
    RemoteLink(R) mobile app to check your fuel efficiency and tire
    pressure.
    --  Navigate via OnStar.  Getting lost should be a thing of the past once
    you get used to relying on OnStar's Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
    --  Adjust itineraries if kids are on the trip.  Try to break up trips into
    two- to three-hour chunks, stopping for rest stops or to check out a
    local tourist attraction. Leave early in the morning or late at night
    when kids are likely to spend a few hours sleeping. Make up road games
    everyone can play, like first to spot a Chevrolet Corvette. When using
    OnStar to reserve a hotel for the night from priceline.com, ask your
    OnStar advisor to pick one that has a pool for the kids, and maybe
    offers free breakfast or free Wi-Fi in the room.
    --  Put pets in the back seat. Pets can be potentially injured if a
    front-seat airbag deploys. Never leave pets unattended in a car, and
    don't let them ride with their heads out the window.
    --  Make arrangements before getting too exhausted. After a long drive,
    everyone dreads stretching those last few miles to reach the next hotel.
    Look for a location that provides a little time to relax, maybe a meal
    and swim before bed, and ask your OnStar advisor to reserve your room
    through priceline.com.
    

    Priceline.com's Recommended Road Trips for Summer 2015
    Road trip hotels were shopped on June 24, 2015. Availability and prices are subject to change at any time. Gasoline costs were estimated based on an average per-gallon cost of $2.45/gallon and a vehicle getting 20 mpg.

    Foodies Fantasy (Charleston, SC to New Orleans, LA, 1,135 miles, July 13-20)
    Gasoline cost $139.65.

    Leg #1 (213 Miles) Charleston to Greenville. Start with shrimp 'n grits, oysters and low country specialties in Charleston, then head west from the coast deep into South Carolina, trying barbecues that use a variety of tomato, mustard and vinegar- based sauces. Priceline.com per- night rates range for 4-star hotels in the Greenville area $179-$209; for 3-star hotels $99-$249. Leg #2 (529 Miles) From Greenville, continue on to Memphis, winding through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. In Memphis, the barbecue changes, and can be "wet" with sauce, or dry- rubbed with no additional accompaniment necessary. Priceline.com per-night rates range for 4-star hotels in the Memphis area $179-$215; for 3-star hotels $69-$189. Leg #3 (393 Miles) Then begin the trek south to New Orleans, where creole and Cajun dishes are king. Some will say beginning in Charleston and finishing in New Orleans brings the food journey full-circle. Priceline.com per-night rates range for 4-star hotels in the New Orleans area $98-$400; for 3-star hotels $87-$189.

    Hikers Heaven (Lake Tahoe-Yosemite-Sequoia, 746 miles, July 11-19)

    Gasoline cost $93.10.

    Leg #1 (217 Miles) San Francisco to Lake Tahoe. Hike around the majestic lake, or take in the sites around Tahoe National Forest, Castle Peak, Echo Lakes and Horsetail Falls. Plenty of short hikes available to get muscles and footwear broken in. Priceline.com per-night rates range for 4-star hotels in the South Lake Tahoe area $292- $514; for 3-star hotels $144- $374. Leg #2 (210 Miles) Lake Tahoe to Yosemite (El Portal). On everyone's bucket list, Yosemite has hikes for every fitness fan's and sightseer's needs. The Tioga Pass Road offers a condensed panorama of what the park has to offer. Glacier Point Road has tougher hikes, but with rewarding rock formations and scenes reminiscent of Ansel Adams famous photographs. Priceline.com per-night rates range for 3-star hotels in the Yosemite area $140-$282; for 2- star hotels $125-$212. Leg #3 (137 Miles) Yosemite to Sequoia National Park (Visalia). Disappear among the giants and take in the General Sherman Tree, the largest in the world. Priceline.com per-night rates range for 3-star hotels in the Visalia area $85-$159; for 2- star hotels $49-$95. Leg #4 (182 Miles) Sequoia to Los Angeles. Time to rest those legs for the drive (and plane ride) home. Priceline.com per-night rates range for 4-star hotels in the Los Angeles area $151- $922; for 3-star hotels $79- $576.

    *According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, average summer gasoline prices are expected to be $2.45 a gallon, compared with $3.59 a gallon last summer.

    For more information, please visit www.priceline.com/media or connect with priceline.com on Facebook and Twitter.

    About OnStar, LLC

    OnStar, LLC (OnStar) is a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Holdings LLC ("GM"). Along with its affiliate Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co. Ltd (a joint venture involving OnStar, Shanghai General Motors Co., Ltd (SGM) and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC)), OnStar serves 7 million subscribers in North America and China. OnStar is a provider of Emergency, Security, Navigation, Diagnostic and Connectivity services. OnStar with 4G LTE is now available on more than 30 2015 GM models in the U.S. and Canada.

    About priceline.com

    Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group , gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price(R) service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals(R), where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.

    For press information:
    Flavie Lemarchand-Wood, priceline.com
    flavie.lemarchand-wood@priceline.com

    Deana Alicea, General Motors
    Deana.alicea@gm.com

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    Facebook to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results

    MENLO PARK, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook, Inc. today announced that the company's second quarter 2015 financial results will be released after market close on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

    Facebook will host a conference call to discuss its results at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET the same day. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the Facebook Investor Relations website at investor.fb.com, along with the company's earnings press release, financial tables and slide presentation.

    Following the call, a replay will be available at the same website. A telephonic replay will be available for one week following the conference call at +1 (404) 537-3406 or + 1 (855) 859-2056, conference ID: 69328687.

    Disclosure Information

    Facebook uses the investor.fb.com website and Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/zuck) as means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

    About Facebook

    Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

    Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.

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    Investors:
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    Diligent Appoints Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

    NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Diligent Corporation (NZX: DIL) today announced the promotion of Jeff Hilk to Chief Customer Officer and the appointment of Shawn Lankton as Chief Marketing Officer.

    Jeff has been at Diligent for over four years, and as Diligent's Chief Customer Officer, he will continue to lead the world-class customer success team. "I am proud of the service we deliver to our clients to consistently meet and exceed their expectations," said Jeff Hilk. "Last year alone, the client success team on-boarded over 20,000 users in 37 countries and assisted users with our true 24/7/365 support line, with 99% of incoming calls answered directly by Diligent in less than five seconds."

    Jeff Hilk's promotion to Chief Customer Officer coincides with the modernizing of the account management and support teams to collectively form the customer success team. These changes better align Diligent with other leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. Diligent's best-in-class client retention rates and award-winning service define customer success at Diligent and validate its leadership position in the industry. Just last week, Diligent won a Gold Stevie Award for 2014 Customer Service Team of the Year and a Silver Stevie Award for 2014 Customer Service Department of the Year at the American Business Awards.

    Brian Stafford, President and Chief Executive Officer of Diligent, said, "Prior to joining Diligent, I led McKinsey & Company's SaaS Practice. In that role, I had exposure to hundreds of leading US SaaS companies and benchmarked performance of more than 150 of these companies. Based on that experience, I can say that Diligent has, by far, the best customer success organization in the industry. With a 24/7/365 phone-based customer success team, Diligent is trusted by over 3,100 diverse organizations around the world. A significant part of Diligent's financial success is attributable to the persistent commitment of the customer success team and our industry-leading client retention rates of 99%.* Jeff's leadership within this team has been fundamental to driving our business's growth and our clients' success."

    Shawn Lankton comes to Diligent from McKinsey & Company, where he was Associate Partner and a leader in McKinsey's SaaS practice. He is considered an industry expert in lead generation, marketing and pricing for business-to-business (B2B) software companies and is an active blogger on sales and marketing topics. Shawn will have full responsibility for the global marketing operation and will work closely with the global sales team to create an effective lead generation engine driven by end-to-end analytics.

    Stafford added, "I am delighted we were able to attract Shawn to Diligent. He helped to build McKinsey's SaaS practice, and I believe his experience in boosting lead-generation within B2B SaaS companies will be pivotal in supporting sales to drive further growth of Diligent's client base."

    * Based on number of clients and excluding "unavoidable" client reductions due to bankruptcy or M&A.

    About Diligent Corporation (NZX: DIL)

    Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 3,100 clients in more than 50 countries rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. The Diligent Boards (formerly Diligent Boardbooks) solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on using iPads, Windows devices, PCs and the Web, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file sharing. Diligent is a publicly listed company (NZX: DIL) with nearly US$90 million in annual recurring revenue, based on previously reported revenue retention rates. Visit www.diligent.com to learn more.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Statements made in this press release that state Diligent's or management's intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including without limitation Diligent's revenue outlook for the second quarter and full year 2015. Readers are cautioned that these statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. All forward-looking statements are only as of the date of this press release and Diligent undertakes no obligation to update or revise them. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause Diligent's actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. For example, if we do not successfully develop or introduce new product offerings, or enhancements to our existing Diligent Boards (formerly Diligent Boardbooks) offerings, or keep pace with technological changes that impact the use of our product offerings, we may lose existing customers or fail to attract new customers and our financial performance and revenue growth may suffer. Factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements include, without limitation, economic, competitive, regulatory and technological factors affecting Diligent's operations, markets, products, services and other factors set forth in Diligent's Risk Factors filed as Part II, Item 1A to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 11, 2015.

    Contact:
    Taylor Lavalli
    taylor.lavalli@rfbinder.com
    1-212-9947678

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




    Echo Therapeutics Announces New Website Launch

    ISELIN, N.J., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. , a medical device company focused on non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring and associated technologies, today announced the launch of its new and completely re-designed corporate website echotx.com. Echo's new site provides quick and intuitive access to Echo's technology and enhances the quality and availability of company information.

    The new website better communicates to prospective customers and stakeholders what Echo can bring to market - a leading edge, non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring technology for the diabetes and wearable health markets.

    "Our new website reflects the direction we are heading and reinforces our dedication to providing the best user-experience. By shifting the focus to the benefits that people can gain with our product, we are showing how our continuous glucose sensing technology can fit into everyone's daily lives," commented Scott Hollander, Echo's President and CEO. "As we move toward the anticipated commercialization of our technology, we are eager to communicate directly with the public to share valuable information in a timely manner."

    About Echo Therapeutics

    Echo Therapeutics is developing its non-invasive, wireless, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system. A significant opportunity exists for the Company's CGM to be used in the fitness, weight loss and personal lifestyle wearable-health space. A longer-term opportunity also exists in the outpatient diabetes and hospital settings. Echo developed its needle-free skin preparation device as a platform technology that allows for enhanced skin permeation enabling extraction of analytes, such as glucose, and enhanced delivery of topical pharmaceuticals.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

    The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to regulatory approvals and the success of Echo's clinical studies, the safety and efficacy of Echo's CGM System, the failure of future development and preliminary marketing efforts related to Echo's CGM System, Echo's ability to secure additional commercial partnering arrangements, risks and uncertainties relating to Echo's and its partners' ability to develop, market and sell Echo's CGM System, the availability of substantial additional equity or debt capital to support its research, development and product commercialization activities, and the success of its research, development, regulatory approval, marketing and distribution plans and strategies, including those plans and strategies related to its CGM System. These and other risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in Echo's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Echo undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

    For More Information:
    Christine H. Olimpio
    Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
    (732) 549-0128

    Connect With Us:
    - Visit our new website at www.echotx.com
    - Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/echotx
    - Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/echotx

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    Echo Therapeutics, Inc.

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




    MTE Corporation Announces Major Asia Pacific ExpansionNew Singapore subsidiary enhances sales, support, and distribution in the Asia Pacific region for Power Quality Experts

    MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MTE Corporation, a division of SL Industries , and a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-efficiency electrical power quality solutions for commercial and industrial applications, has announced significant expansion plans into the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

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    MTE Power Quality Solutions Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary in Singapore, will serve as the APAC headquarters and be the hub of commercial activities following the successes MTE has already had in the region. "Expanding into APAC has been a priority of ours. It's thrilling to oversee this promising development for our company," said Don Klein, president of High Power Group, SL Industries.

    The APAC Business Development Manager for the new Singapore office will be David Ng. David began his professional career at Brady Corporation, where he developed his skills in marketing and sales management over 14 years. He was then Sales and Marketing Manager at CISCO Recall, and APAC Sales Director at Precision ID. While at Precision ID, David most recently filled in as interim GM for the Malaysia Operations.

    "Having someone familiar with the region is a pivotal step for our company's development. David is the perfect person to oversee this region and lead MTE's growth in Asia," said Z Zakaria, Director of Marketing and Product Management, who is leading MTE's expansion efforts in the Asia Pacific region.

    About MTE Corporation
    MTE Corporation is an international supplier of power quality solutions designed to improve the reliability of power electronic systems and variable frequency drives. MTE designs, manufactures, and distributes line/load reactors, Matrix((R)) AP Passive Harmonic Filters, EMI/RFI filters, DC link chokes, dV Sentry(TM) and SineWave Guardian(TM) motor protection filters, plus numerous custom magnetic products that provide power quality solutions in a broad range of applications. For more information, please visit www.mtecorp.com.

    About SL Industries
    SL Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets power electronics, power motion, and power protection solutions that are used in a variety of medical, aerospace, computer, datacom, industrial, telecom, and transportation applications. For more information about SL Industries, Inc. and its products, please visit www.slindustries.com.

    MTE Contact:
    Z Zakaria
    Director of Marketing and Product Management
    (262) 946-2857
    z.zakaria@mtecorp.com
    www.mtecorp.com

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




    Teleste Agrees to Deliver as Turnkey Solution a High-Capacity Optical Broadband Network to Dutch Operator Delta

    TURKU, Finland, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

    Teleste, a leading provider of video and broadband technologies and associated services has signed an agreement with DELTA for the delivery of a next generation optical broadband network.

    The system has been ordered as a turnkey project, including product delivery, installation and commissioning of the network. With this upgrade The DELTA network will be ready for new broadband services according to DOCSIS 3.1 standard. DOCSIS 3.1 enables multi gigabit broadband speeds to be offered to the subscribers. DELTA provides cable based services like high quality television, fast broadband Internet and fixed line telephony services.

    The value of the agreement is about EUR 3.8 million. The completion of this upgrade is foreseen before April 2016.

    DELTA is a Dutch independent supplier of energy. The company supplies energy, infrastructure and digital services. DELTA wants to make life as easy as possible for its customers and is constantly searching for ways of offering added value. The shares are owed by the municipalities of Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland and the provinces of Zeeland and Noord-Brabant. DELTA generates electricity, trades in energy and supplies gas, electricity and digital services to private and business clients in Zeeland and beyond.

    Teleste is an international technology company that develops and offers video and broadband technologies and related services. Our supply of technology contributes to the convenience and safety of daily living. Our core business is video - video and data processing, transfer and management. Our customer base consists of cable and telecom operators, as well as public sector organizations. Our business is divided into two divisions, which are Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services. In both areas, we rank among the world's leading companies and technological forerunners. Video and Broadband Solutions focuses on access networks and video security and information solutions. Network Services offers comprehensive services for access network design, construction and maintenance. In 2014, Teleste's net sales totaled EUR 197 million, and the company employed more than 1,400 people. Teleste runs a worldwide network of offices and more than 90% of its sales are generated outside Finland. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information see http://www.teleste.com and follow @telestecorp [https://twitter.com/telestecorp ] on Twitter.

    More information: Hanno Narjus Senior Vice President - Video and Broadband Solutions, Teleste Corporation hanno.narjus@teleste.com EmptyBreak:MARKER EmptyBreak:MARKER Press contact: Mika Kavanti Vice President - Marketing and Channel Sales, Teleste Corporation Tel. +358-2-2605-611 mika.kavanti@teleste.com

    Teleste



    Teleste Agrees to Deliver as Turnkey Solution a High-Capacity Optical Broadband Network to Dutch Operator Delta

    TURKU, Finland, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

    Teleste, a leading provider of video and broadband technologies and associated services has signed an agreement with DELTA for the delivery of a next generation optical broadband network.

    The system has been ordered as a turnkey project, including product delivery, installation and commissioning of the network. With this upgrade The DELTA network will be ready for new broadband services according to DOCSIS 3.1 standard. DOCSIS 3.1 enables multi gigabit broadband speeds to be offered to the subscribers. DELTA provides cable based services like high quality television, fast broadband Internet and fixed line telephony services.

    The value of the agreement is about EUR 3.8 million. The completion of this upgrade is foreseen before April 2016.

    DELTA is a Dutch independent supplier of energy. The company supplies energy, infrastructure and digital services. DELTA wants to make life as easy as possible for its customers and is constantly searching for ways of offering added value. The shares are owed by the municipalities of Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland and the provinces of Zeeland and Noord-Brabant. DELTA generates electricity, trades in energy and supplies gas, electricity and digital services to private and business clients in Zeeland and beyond.

    Teleste is an international technology company that develops and offers video and broadband technologies and related services. Our supply of technology contributes to the convenience and safety of daily living. Our core business is video - video and data processing, transfer and management. Our customer base consists of cable and telecom operators, as well as public sector organizations. Our business is divided into two divisions, which are Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services. In both areas, we rank among the world's leading companies and technological forerunners. Video and Broadband Solutions focuses on access networks and video security and information solutions. Network Services offers comprehensive services for access network design, construction and maintenance. In 2014, Teleste's net sales totaled EUR 197 million, and the company employed more than 1,400 people. Teleste runs a worldwide network of offices and more than 90% of its sales are generated outside Finland. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information see http://www.teleste.com and follow @telestecorp [https://twitter.com/telestecorp ] on Twitter.

      More information:  Hanno Narjus  Senior Vice President - Video and Broadband Solutions, Teleste Corporation  hanno.narjus@teleste.com   EmptyBreak:MARKER  EmptyBreak:MARKER  Press contact:  Mika Kavanti  Vice President - Marketing and Channel Sales, Teleste Corporation  Tel. +358-2-2605-611  mika.kavanti@teleste.com  

     

    Teleste



    Booking.com Partners with Time Out to Inspire Spontaneous Travelers to Explore New CitiesThe six-week campaign spanning the US and UK is Time Out's most integrated native campaign to date

    NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Out, the global multimedia recommendation platform, has partnered with Booking.com to launch a fully integrated native advertising campaign. The six-week partnership encourages travelers to act on their wanderlust and make spontaneous bookings through the newly launched Booking.com mobile app.

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    The multi-platform, multi-city campaign has dedicated hashtag #WingIt and is designed to give users the tools for on-demand travel and discovery of the best city experiences.

    The campaign spans digital, social, mobile and print and will feature more than 20 TimeOut.com cities across the US and UK including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Manchester. Dedicated digital hubs will house a variety of inspirational content, including travel tips, competitions and destination reviews.

    The campaign also spotlights US and UK bloggers and Instagrammers, such as designer/photographer Nathan Michael, Kelly Rizzo of Eat Travel Rock and Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland, who will travel at a moment's notice using the Booking.com app and will refer Time Out to navigate their destination cities.

    Time Out readers also can take part in a competition called Guess the Destination, where a series of clues about an undisclosed Time Out city will need to be answered in order to win a trip. With the theme of spontaneity, winners must be willing to travel the following week, with complimentary arrangements made through Booking.com.

    The print execution includes a multi-page Booking.com cover wrap in the New York and London magazines, followed by branded editorial features focusing on travel and accommodation bookings made easy.

    "As a great source for inspiration and recommendations, Time Out was our first choice for this campaign," said Pepijn Rijvers, CMO, Booking.com. "With our newly launched mobile app, Booking.com meets the needs of impulse-driven travelers, enables mobile-first travel bookings and supports a thrill-seeking audience. We know Time Outers seek new experiences in their own cities as well as new destinations and constantly share news and suggestions with their peers. Time Out's adventure-seeking audience is fully aligned with Booking.com's target demographic and the sheer breadth of compelling, quality content is perfectly positioned to help drive spontaneous trips and bookings through the Booking Now app."

    "The Summer of Spontaneity campaign with Booking.com represents a fully integrated print, digital and native campaign, and features a stellar line up of bloggers from across North America," said Chris Lauder, Senior Director of Creative Solutions at Time Out North America. This is a great example of what Time Out is focused on for 2015 and demonstrates the creativity and engagement that our hard to reach audience demands. We're delighted that being part of a global multimedia business means we can work with our colleagues in London to execute a multi-territory partnership on this scale."

    With a main focus on Time Out New York and Time Out London, the campaign highlights Time Out's recent global expansion, now with 31 US properties including Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Austin, as well as UK cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester.

    The six-figure campaign follows Time Out New York's move to a free weekly publication in April 2015.

    Users will be able to track all updates, online competitions and social posts from the campaign in one dedicated hub: www.timeout.com/bookingyeah.

    The Booking.com campaign will be live on Time Out websites in the US (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, Dallas, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Orlando, Houston, Denver, Portland and Phoenix) and the UK (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol).

    For more information, please contact:
    Deepal Patadia | PR Manager | Time Out North America
    (646) 432-3090 | deepal.patadia@timeout.com

    About Time Out
    Time Out is the ultimate insider guide for inspiring you to keep up and join in with all that's new and best in your city.

    Time Out is a global multimedia platform that spans 107 cities across 38 countries with a monthly combined audience of over 36 million. Our massively growing online presence, mobile applications, magazines, events and partnerships all inspire people to make the most of their city.

    The Group continues to rapidly expand globally. Time Out Bristol and Time Out Birmingham launched in 2015, joining Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leeds. Time Out San Francisco, Time Out Austin and Time Out Atlanta were added to the US portfolio in October 2014. Time Out Switzerland and Time Out Singapore launched in November 2014 and Time Out Seoul in both Korean and English language was launched in May 2015.

    In 2011 Oakley Capital acquired a controlling interest in the business.

    About Booking.com
    Booking.com is the world leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online. It guarantees the best prices for any type of property - from small independents to five-star luxury. Guests can access the Booking.com website anytime, anywhere from their desktops, mobile phones and tablet devices, and they don't pay booking fees - ever. The Booking.com website is available in 42 languages, offers over 680,481 hotels and accommodations including more than 299,057 vacation rental properties and covers over 79,483 destinations in 214 countries and territories worldwide. It features over 50,240,000 reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 17 years of experience and a team of over 8,600 dedicated employees in 155+ offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests in their native languages and ensure an exceptional customer experience.

    Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. owns and operates Booking.com(TM), and is part of The Priceline Group . Follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, like us on Facebook, or learn more at http://www.booking.com.

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    One Source Networks Deploys Sonus Solution to Enable Real-Time Communications for Its Global Microsoft UCaaS DeploymentLeading Managed Communications Provider Utilizes Sonus' SBC 7000 for Lync and Skype for Business Enterprise Services

    WESTFORD, Mass., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

    Key Takeaways:

    --  One Source Networks (OSN) is leveraging Sonus' SBC 7000 Session Border
    Controller (SBC) for its Cloud Lync Enterprise offering--a dedicated and
    fully managed solution that is now available on a global scale.
    --  The Sonus SBC 7000, with the capability to license up to 150,000
    sessions, is the highest-capacity Lync 2013 qualified e-SBC solution on
    the market.
    --  Sonus delivers products and solutions that securely enable Microsoft
    Lync and Skype for Business Voice deployments and is a Microsoft Gold
    Communications Partner.
    

    Sonus Networks, Inc. , a global leader in enabling and securing real-time communications, announced today that One Source Networks (OSN), the global Unified Communications (UC) and managed cloud services partner of choice for large enterprises, is utilizing the Sonus SBC 7000 Session Border Controller (SBC) for its global Cloud Lync Enterprise offering. Additionally, the SBC 7000 provides the necessary flexibility and scale to power OSN's Lync Trunking product.

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    OSN's Cloud Lync Enterprise - Skype for Business is a fully dedicated, cloud-based solution that provides all the feature functionality, privacy and customization of an on-premises Lync solution, delivered as a service. OSN's Lync Trunking offering is one of a handful in the world that has passed advanced Microsoft Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) testing, providing a single and secure Lync-certified Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking connection over which a range of communications services can be seamlessly delivered, from voice to chat to video. To take advantage of the full capabilities of Lync, it is critical for enterprises to ensure that the service provider's services and devices are Microsoft certified.

    The Lync-qualified SBC 7000 brings high scalability--up to 150,000 sessions--with fully enabled media and transcoding features into OSN's Microsoft Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) environments. Delivering capacity without compromise, the SBC 7000 also offers OSN advanced functionality to support emerging services, such as high definition (HD) voice and video, and will effectively address the unprecedented traffic demands these services will place on networks at access and interconnect borders.

    The SBC 7000 is purpose-built with industry-leading performance and scale that delivers increased operational efficiency to help service providers and enterprises securely and efficiently handle the massive amount of audio, video, and collaboration traffic crossing their networks.

    With the evolution of Microsoft Lync to Skype for Business, Sonus will continue to collaborate with Microsoft on interoperability testing to enable and secure real-time communications in Skype for Business deployments. Sonus will also continue to work with OSN and provide the same no-compromise support that it has delivered for Microsoft Lync with Skype for Business in future engagements.

    Quotes:

    "The SBC 7000 offers service providers and enterprises a dedicated platform to enable seamless and secure real-time communications," said David Tipping, vice president and general manager, Products, Sonus. "It gives Sonus great pride to have OSN trust the SBC 7000 to deliver highly scalable, advanced multimedia capabilities with support for voice, video and collaboration to its Cloud Lync Enterprise and Lync Trunking customers."

    "We are pleased to have the opportunity to once again lead the industry in the deployment of Sonus Session Border Controllers," stated Gina Nomellini, chief marketing officer, One Source Networks. "For our global enterprise customers, the ability to communicate and collaborate flexibly and cost-effectively across geographies is critical. The inclusion of Sonus SBC 7000 Session Border Controllers in our network provides increased scalability for our new Microsoft Lync UCaaS solutions and allows us to innovate our product set to meet our customers' changing requirements."

    Other Facts:

    --  OSN announced its Microsoft Lync 2013 certification for Session
    Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking (Lync Trunking) in 2014, becoming one
    of only a handful of providers worldwide to have this qualification.
    --  OSN was the first service provider certified on the Sonus SBC 5210 to
    offer TLS and SRTP for Microsoft Lync 2013 worldwide.
    --  Sonus was named a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Lync Pioneer Award winner.
    --  OSN was named a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winner in 2014
    for Lync Trunking.
    --  All Sonus SBCs are Lync 2013 Qualified--inclusive of the Sonus SBC 1000,
    Sonus SBC 2000, Sonus SBC 5110, Sonus SBC 5210, SBC 7000 and Sonus SBC
    SWe (Software edition).
    

    Additional Resources:

    --  For more on OSN's Cloud Lync Enterprise - Skype for Business offering,
    click here.
    --  Click here to download Sonus' reference guide Session Border Controllers
    For Dummies.
    --  For more information about the SBC 7000, click here.
    --  To download the SBC 7000 Miercom Performance Verified report, click
    here.
    

    Tags/Keywords:

    Sonus, SONS, Session Border Controller, SBC, Sonus SBC 7000, One Source Networks, OSN, Microsoft Lync 2013, Skype for Business

    About Sonus:

    Sonus brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions to its customers by enabling and securing mission-critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can intelligently secure and prioritize real-time communications, while service providers can deliver reliable, secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications. Sonus offers an award-winning portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) capabilities, Policy/Routing servers and media/signaling gateways. Visit www.sonus.net, or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

    About One Source Networks:

    One Source Networks is a leading provider of innovative managed communications solutions for the Fortune 1000. Delivering ubiquitous access to cloud-based Unified Communications and managed network services, the company offers customizable, cost-effective and scalable solutions delivered on its fully redundant global network. The OSN difference is simplicity, cost reduction and a customer service focus that delivers all solutions under one contract, one team and one invoice. One Source Networks is a four-time winner of the Inc. 500 | 5000 award, which highlights America's fastest-growing private companies.

    Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

    The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Sonus' business, please refer to the "Risk Factors" section of Sonus' most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus' views only as of the date on which such statement is made and should not be relied upon as representing Sonus' views as of any subsequent date. While Sonus may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Sonus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

    For More Information:

    Jason Vancura, +1-978-614-8321
    Sonus Networks
    jvancura@sonusnet.com

    Elizabeth Doten, +1-512-721-2595
    One Source Networks
    pr@onesourcenetworks.com

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    Web site: http://www.sonus.net//




    RADCOM to Publish Q2 Results on Tuesday July 21, 2015

    TEL AVIV, Israel, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

    RADCOM Ltd. , a leading innovative customer experience provider, today announced that it will report its financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2015 on Tuesday July 21, 2015, before the opening of trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

    RADCOM's management will hold an interactive conference call on the same day at 9:00 AM Eastern Time (16:00 Israel Time) to discuss the results and to answer participants' questions. To join the call, please call one of the following numbers approximately five minutes before the call is scheduled to begin:

    From the US (toll-free): + 1-888-668-9141

    From other locations: +972-3-918-0609

    For those unable to listen to the call at the time, a replay will be available from July 22nd, 2015 on RADCOM's website.

    About RADCOM

    RADCOM provides innovative service assurance and customer experience management solutions for leading telecom operators and communications service providers. RADCOM specializes in solutions for next-generation mobile and fixed networks, including LTE, VoLTE, IMS, VoIP, UMTS/GSM and mobile broadband. RADCOM's comprehensive, carrier-grade solutions are designed for big data analytics on terabit networks, and are used to prevent service provider revenue leakage and to enhance customer care management. RADCOM's products interact with policy management to provide self-optimizing network solutions. RADCOM's shares are listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol RDCM. . For more information, please visit http://www.RADCOM.com.

    Contact: Uri Birenberg CFO +(972)-77-774-5060 urib@radcom.com EmptyBreak:MARKER Tally Kaplan Porat Director of Marketing Communications +972-52-245-5708 +1-408-805-3009 tallyk@radcom.com

    RADCOM Ltd



    Information Services Group To Announce Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

    STAMFORD, Conn., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group, Inc. (ISG) , a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, confirmed today that it will release its second quarter 2015 financial results on Monday, August 10, 2015 at approximately 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

    The Company will host a conference call on the same day, Monday, August 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Dial in details are as follows:

    --Dial in number 1-888-438-5448 for participants in the United States
    --International participants call 001-719-325-2484
    --Security code to access the call is 9039767

    Participants are requested to dial in at least five minutes before the scheduled start time.

    A recording of the conference call will be accessible on ISG's website www.isg-one.com for approximately four weeks following the call.

    About Information Services Group
    Information Services Group (ISG) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience and global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 900 employees and operates in 21 countries.

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    Information Services Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: Press Contact: Barry Holt, 203-517-3110, barry.holt@isg-one.com,
    Investor Contact: David Berger, 203-517-3104, david.berger@isg-one.com

    Web site: http://www.isg-one.com/




    MAM Software acquires Origin Software SolutionsAcquisition strengthens MAM's e-commerce offering

    BARNSLEY, England, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MAM Software Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "MAM") today announced the acquisition of Origin Software Solutions Ltd ("Origin"), a UK-based provider of e-commerce solutions for the automotive aftermarket.

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    "With the addition of Origin, MAM Software will be able to provide its global customers with a range of effective B2B and B2C e-commerce solutions," said Michael Jamieson, MAM Software Group President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe this synergistic acquisition will strengthen our e-commerce strategy and help us meet the needs of a changing marketplace where customer demand for internet trading solutions is on the increase."

    Origin Software Solutions is a privately-owned web development company specializing in e-commerce solutions for the automotive aftermarket. Its small team of developers has extensive experience of the industry, having worked on solutions for companies such as Ferraris Piston Services (FPS), Wilco Direct and Apec Braking.

    "Origin has been an official MAM partner for some time and this move was the next logical step for us. By combining our knowledge of business management applications with Origin's expertise in B2B and B2C e-commerce, MAM will be well positioned to fulfill our vision of becoming a full omni-channel solutions provider and deliver integrated solutions for both online and offline sales," continued Jamieson.

    "By joining forces with MAM Software, we believe we can provide an unparalleled level of products and services," said Giles Greenslade, Managing Director of Origin Software Solutions. "Selling automotive parts online is not as simple as many people believe, simply due to the vast array of data that requires integrating to the end solution. By joining the MAM Group, we are able to leverage existing back-office expertise to provide online sales channels that can be easily managed alongside bricks-and-mortar operations."

    About MAM Software Group, Inc.

    MAM Software is a leading global provider of on-premise and cloud-based business management solutions for the auto parts, tire and vertical distribution industries. The company provides a portfolio of innovative software (SaaS and packaged), data (DaaS), and integration (iPaaS) services that enable businesses to intelligently manage core business processes, control costs and generate new profit opportunities. MAM's integrated platforms provide a wealth of rich functionality including: point-of-sale, inventory, purchasing, reporting, data and e-commerce. Wholesale, retail and installer business across North America, the U.K. and Ireland rely on MAM solutions, backed by dedicated teams of experienced service and support professionals. For further information, please visit http://www.mamsoftware.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains 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. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties impacting the Company's business including, increased competition; the ability of the Company to expand its operations through either acquisitions or internal growth, to attract and retain qualified professionals, and to expand commercial relationships; technological obsolescence; general economic conditions; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    CONTACT: Charles F. Trapp, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
    Officer, 610-336-9045 ext. 240; James Carbonara Hayden IR, 646-755-7412

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




    Micronet Awarded $1.4 Million Purchase Order for MRM All-In-One Rugged Tablets for the Public Transportation Market

    MONTVALE, N.J., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQCM: MICT), (the "Company"), announced today that its Mobile Resource Management (MRM) subsidiary, Micronet Ltd, has received via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Micronet Inc. a purchase order in the amount of approximately $1.4 million from a U.S. based Corporation (the Corporation) - a leading provider of solutions for the Public Transportation market. The purchase order is for Micronet's All-In-One rugged tablet.

    The Corporation is a leading integrator of payment and information solutions for intelligent travel applications, enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network in real-time. Utilizing Micronet's All-In-One rugged tablets, the Corporation will begin upgrading installations in various metropolitan areas.

    "We are very pleased with our continued momentum in the Local Fleet MRM market. The public transportation segment is a big opportunity for us and this order demonstrates our proven market recognition. This award is another milestone in fulfilling our strategy to establish Micronet as a major supplier of rugged tablets to the multibillion dollar MRM market," said Shai Lustgarten, President and CEO of Micronet.

    About Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc.

    Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (MICT) operates through two primary companies, Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd its wholly-owned subsidiary, and Micronet Ltd , in which it has a controlling interest. Micronet operates in the growing commercial MRM market, mainly in the United States. Micronet designs, develops, manufactures and sells rugged mobile computing devices that provide fleet operators and field workforces with computing solutions in challenging work environments. Enertec operates in the Defense and Aerospace markets and designs, develops, manufactures and supplies various customized military computer-based systems for missile defense systems, command and control and others. The Company's products, solutions and services are designed to perform in severe environments and battlefield conditions. For more information, please visit: www.micronet-enertec.com, the content of which is not incorporated by reference into this press release.

    Forward-looking Statement

    This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other U.S. Federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those statements regarding the Corporation upgrading installations in various metropolitan areas using out tablets, the potential for us of the public transportation segment, or regarding our strategy to establish Micronet as a major supplier of rugged tablets to the multibillion dollar MRM market. Such forward-looking statements and their implications involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company 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.

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    Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: John Nesbett or Jennifer Belodeau, Institutional Marketing
    Services (IMS), (203) 972-9200,
    jnesbett@institutionalms.com/jbelodeau@institutionalms.com

    Web site: http://www.micronet-enertec.com/




    CSI Updates Shareholders During Annual MeetingShareholders Elect Three Directors

    PADUCAH, Ky., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) (OTCQX: CSVI) announced today that shareholders elected three directors, approved the ratification of the appointment of McGladrey LLP as independent auditors for fiscal year 2016, and authorized an increase in the number of shares of Common Stock from 20 million to 60 million.

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    In comments before the annual meeting, Steven A. Powless, CEO of CSI, stated, "CSI celebrated our 50(th) anniversary in March 2015 and reported record revenue and net income in fiscal 2015. Our record results benefited from new business generated across product and service lines and high customer retention rates. We believe our focus on customer satisfaction was responsible for our 95% contract renewal rate last year.

    "Our Board of Directors remains committed to building long-term shareholder value. Last year, we returned $16.4 million to shareholders in cash dividends and stock repurchases while continuing to invest in technology, infrastructure and people to support our future growth. We also increased our cash dividend during the year, marking our 43(rd) consecutive annual increase in our cash dividend.

    "Our strategy for the future will continue to focus on customer retention and satisfaction; sales and market expansion; marketing and brand awareness; and product innovation. We believe these strategies will drive our future growth, earnings and returns to our shareholders," concluded Powless.

    At the meeting, shareholders elected the following directors for three year terms:

    --  Basil N. Drossos - retired General Motors executive
    --  Terrance P. Haas - retired CEO, Harvard Drug Group
    --  David M. Paxton - President and CEO, Paxton Media Group
    

    About Computer Services, Inc.

    Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) delivers core processing, managed services, mobile and Internet solutions, payments processing, print and electronic distribution, and regulatory compliance solutions to financial institutions and corporate customers across the nation. Exceptional service, dynamic solutions and superior results are the foundation of CSI's reputation, and have resulted in the company's inclusion in such top industry-wide rankings as the FinTech 100, Talkin' Cloud 100 and MSPmentor Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers List. CSI's stock is traded on OTCQX under the symbol CSVI. For more information about CSI, visit www.csiweb.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements except historical statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and are based only on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to future developments that may cause results to differ materially. Readers should carefully consider: (i) economic, competitive, technological and governmental factors affecting CSI's operations, customers, markets, services, products and prices; (ii) risk factors affecting the financial services information technology industry generally including, but not limited to, cybersecurity risks that may result in increased costs to CSI to protect against the risks, as well as liability or reputational damage to CSI in the event of a breach of our security; and (iii) other factors discussed in CSI's Annual Report, Quarterly Reports, Information and Disclosure Statements and other documents posted from time to time on the OTCQX website (www.otcqx.com), including without limitation, the description of the nature of CSI's business and its management discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations for reported periods. Unless required by law, CSI undertakes no obligation to update, and is not responsible for updating, the information contained in this report beyond the publication date, whether as a result of new information or future events, or to conform the statement to actual results or changes in CSI's expectations, or otherwise or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services.

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    CONTACT: David L. Simon, Treasurer & CFO, 800-545-4274, ext. 10126 or
    dsimon@csiweb.com

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




    Buzztime Wins 2015 ICX Association Excellence AwardBuzztime's Tablet is recognized as the Best Restaurant/Food Service Deployment: Kiosk/Self-Service

    CARLSBAD, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurant and bar entertainment leader NTN Buzztime, Inc. is proud to announce that it has won the 2015 ICX Association Excellence Award for its tablet in the Best Restaurant/Food Service Deployment: Kiosk/Self-Service category. This award recognizes achievement in the deployment of technology to create transcendent customer experiences.

    Buzztime's tablets delivers exciting social games including trivia, live events, predictive sports, cards, and arcade games to millions of bar and restaurant patrons nationwide. Customers can find any game to suit their interests and play against other players in the nationwide network, fellow patrons at the venue, or single-player games. Buzztime's tablets also provide self-service dining features allowing customers to control their dining experience with menu, ordering, and payment functionality. Customers can view full and dynamic menus, order food and drinks, and reorder any items through the tablet.

    For venues, Buzztime tablets enable the delivery of a unique, digital entertainment experience. Buzztime currently has 35,000 tablets deployed at venues around the country, including Buffalo Wild Wings, Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar, and Milano's Pizza. The platform is proven to be a cost-effective and powerful way to boost sales -- 56% of Buzztime players visit more often, 74% of Buzztime players recommend Buzztime locations to their friends, and 62% of Buzztime players spend more money on food & drinks.

    "Casual dining remained relatively unchanged for decades before Buzztime embarked on its mission to redefine it by delivering unparalleled entertainment and service improvements," said LaShawn James, sr. director of dining experience at Buzztime. "We are pioneers in engaging bar and restaurant patrons with new digital experiences, and it feels great to have that recognized by ICX."

    The ICX Association promotes excellence in interactive customer experiences, serving as a hub that connects users and suppliers across all market vertical segments, including in banking and payments, retail, restaurants, healthcare, education, and more. The Excellence Awards honor the best self-service, digital signage and mobile technology deployments that are transforming the way customers and businesses connect to elevate the customer experience.

    "This category was the most crowded of 14, and it was also one of the closest races. Our judges loved the overall concept and specifically pointed to the ease of use as a deciding factor in giving Buzztime such high marks. Congratulations to Buzztime for a well-deserved honor." Scott Slucher, Executive Director of the ICX Association

    About Buzztime
    NTN Buzztime, Inc. is a leading bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. Trusted by bars and restaurants in North America since 1985, Buzztime integrates trivia, card and sports games with in- and out-of-venue messaging and communication tools. With over 6 million player registrations on the Buzztime platform and over 60 million games played each year, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime locations to enjoy evenings of fun and competition. With Buzztime entertainment and marketing solutions, bars and restaurants can turn casual visitors into regulars, and give patrons a reason to stay longer. For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit http://www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @buzztime.

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    NTN Buzztime, Inc.

    CONTACT: Tony Keller, 312-750-0858, tkeller@sspr.com

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




    LoJack Announces a New Era in Vehicle TheftThe Leader in Stolen Vehicle Recovery Introduces 'The Connected Vehicle Thief' Era to Kick-Off National Vehicle Theft Protection Month

    CANTON, Mass., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As vehicle theft continues to evolve and expand beyond traditional methods, LoJack Corporation , a leader in vehicle theft recovery, today introduced 'The Connected Vehicle Thief' Era to open National Vehicle Theft Protection Month. According to a survey conducted by Gallup, 42 percent of Americans frequently or occasionally fear that their vehicle will be stolen or broken into. LoJack cautions that the nature of vehicle theft has changed and one of the vehicle owner's adversaries is a smarter, connected and more targeted network of thieves.

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    "The FBI reports in its 2013 Uniform Crime Report that a vehicle is stolen every 45.1 seconds in the United States, which amounts to more than $4.1 billion in lost assets each year," said Patrick Clancy, Vice President of Law Enforcement, LoJack Corporation. "With only 54.8 percent* of stolen vehicles being recovered, auto theft is still a serious problem and we are now dealing with a more advanced, sophisticated thief. These individuals are increasingly creative, connected and dangerous in their approaches to steal your valuable assets."

    "In recent years, the traditional methods, techniques and mindset towards auto theft has evolved," Clancy continues. "Although numbers show a decline in theft, the impact that today's Connected Vehicle Thief has on the individuals and businesses that fall victim to them is much greater. We rely on our vehicles for much more than just transportation. Today, our vehicles hold critical information such as our phone contacts, registration and insurance details, even the address and directions to our home - making entry, theft and further damage even more of a possibility. Vehicles are truly an extension of our connected self and without it, we are less productive and informed and risk becoming exposed to the outside world."

    With the emergence of new technology, LoJack cautions vehicle owners against 'The Connected Vehicle Thief.' These thieves have adapted techniques and methods to steal expensive, critical assets, such as cars, fleet vehicles and commercial equipment by adhering to key trends:

    --  Smart cars = Smarter thieves: Thieves have become more advanced in their
    techniques, which includes: illegally acquiring and copying smart keys,
    using GPS and manufactured keys to target rental vehicles, using stolen
    credit reports and creating false identities to finance vehicles at
    dealerships and VIN cloning.
    --  Go big, Go home, or Go overseas: Thieves have placed a great emphasis on
    expensive vehicles. Whether it be a brand new 2015 BMW X3 or a 1965 Ford
    Mustang, 'The Connected Vehicle Thief' is targeting cars that are
    valuable on the open market. Many of these thieves are taking and
    filling orders based on black market demands. Thieves know they can get
    the most value by targeting new, or rare, vehicles that are worth a
    substantial amount of money when they are exported and shipped overseas.
    Often times, new cars are stolen and placed in shipping containers or
    are part of an elaborate, large international crime operation.
    --  The Connected Vehicle Thief Can Cost You Money and Your Identity: In an
    increasingly connected-era, cars are more important than ever before.
    According to LoJack's latest recovery data, the average value of
    vehicles stolen and recovered is more than $10,000**. In addition,
    vehicle theft has a glaring impact on rising insurance rates - an added
    cost to the vehicle owner. There's also a troubling link between car
    theft and identity theft, as thieves not only take a person's vehicle,
    but their identity when documents containing personal information such
    as a vehicle registration or even bills are left in a vehicle.
    --  The Impact on Commercial and Fleet Businesses: The average value of
    vehicles stolen does not take into account the significant costs
    associated with theft, including loss in job productivity, critical
    data, transportation and overall professional impact. For example:
    --  A small business owner has a generator stolen from a job site and
    costs them time off a job and a substantial amount of money to
    replace the equipment.
    --  The construction business owner who has a piece of heavy equipment
    stolen, such as a front loader, can't complete a job on time.
    --  The fleet owner who has a dump truck stolen can't complete a job, or
    take on new work, without the vehicle.
    

    "Auto theft is having a tremendous impact on our day-to-day lives and these smarter, more advanced thieves can be extremely dangerous," said Chris McDonald, former president of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators and executive director with the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council. "With advancements in technology, it is much more difficult for thieves to gain access to the vehicle without a smart key or key fob. As such, we are seeing an uptick in home burglaries and violent crimes in order to gain access to the vehicle. Although the numbers might say auto theft is declining, we need to be more vigilant than ever before in order to protect our assets, and more importantly ourselves, from this new breed of smart and dangerous criminals."

    Educational resources available to vehicle owners this July and beyond include:

    --  'LoDown With LoJack' - Auto Theft Trends video highlighting auto theft
    trends from around the country and the importance of vehicle security
    systems in combating today's sophisticated thief.
    --  Tips from IAATI and LoJack for consumers to help protect and keep their
    vehicle assets safe. By adhering to a multi-layered theft prevention
    approach - which includes common sense approaches, theft prevention and
    immobilization devices, and tracking/recovery systems - consumers can
    better protect their vehicles from theft.
    --  LoJack's Sixth Annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report, infographic and
    slideshow reviewing auto theft trends over the past year specific to
    vehicles equipped with the LoJack(R) Stolen Vehicle Recovery System.
    

    For more information from LoJack and tips for how to keep your valuable assets safe during National Vehicle Theft Protection Month, please visit www.lojack.com.

    *Source: 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report

    **Source: Used Car values are best estimates derived from: NADA Guide web services values and clean retail value from NADAGuides.com for the make, model and year of the vehicle in the month that it was recovered.

    About LoJack Corporation
    LoJack Corporation, the company that has helped more than nine million people protect their vehicles in the event of theft over the past 25+ years, today provides safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable assets and people. Leveraging its core strengths, including its well-known brand, direct integration with law enforcement and dealer distribution network, LoJack Corporation is expanding our business to include our traditional vehicle and equipment theft recovery, people at risk and new telematics based products and services. LoJack is delivering new telematics-based solutions for on-road and off-road fleet management, as well as, dealer inventory management. By expanding our brand beyond stolen vehicle recovery, LoJack Corporation is committed to creating a new level of value for its dealer, licensee, customer and investor communities by delivering innovative offerings and multiple technologies in expanding geographies.

    For more information, visit www.lojack.com, www.autotheftblog.com, www.youtube.com/lojack, www.twitter.com/LoJackCorp or www.Facebook.com/LoJackCorp.

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Melissa Latham
    Matter Communications
    978-518-4523
    lojack@matternow.com

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    Alexander Matuschka joins VimpelCom as Group Chief Performance Officer

    AMSTERDAM, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VimpelCom Ltd. ("VimpelCom", "Company" or "Group") , a leading global provider of telecommunications services, headquartered in Amsterdam and serving over 218 million customers, today announces that Alexander Matuschka joins VimpelCom as Group Chief Performance Officer.

    Alexander comes to VimpelCom from Nokia Networks where he was Chief Transformation Officer and, previously, Chief Restructuring Officer. Alexander has played a crucial role in Nokia's turnaround since joining the company in 2011.

    Jean-Yves Charlier, Chief Executive Officer, VimpelCom, says: "A major initiative of the new strategic framework that we will outline to shareholders in August, is to significantly improve our operational efficiencies and reduce our cost structure. I am delighted that Alexander Matuschka, a senior executive with extensive experience and a proven track record, is joining us to lead a key initiative of the transformation programme of VimpelCom. His experience of both the Telecom and automobile sectors will be extremely valuable to drive the transformational operating model we are embarking on."

    Alexander adds, "Successful transformations all have a number of core principles in common: shared ownership, clear objectives and targets as well as a willingness to embrace a rigorous methodology that enables people to be successful and change to be sustainable. It is clear to me that VimpelCom intends to drive its own transformation along these lines and I am excited to be a part of this journey with one of the world's leading global Telecom operators."

    Currently a supervisory board member of Scout24, which delivers digital marketplaces and buyer guides in 22 countries, Alexander is the holder of a joint Bachelor's degree in International Economy from International Business School, Lippstadt in Germany and West Virginia University in the US. Alexander has considerable experience in working across VimpelCom's geographic footprint, including Russia, Italy, the Indian sub-continent as well as the Maghreb in North Africa. He is Six Sigma and Kaizen trained, and will report to VimpelCom Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Yves Charlier.

    About VimpelCom

    VimpelCom is a leading global provider of telecommunications services and is headquartered in Amsterdam. The Company provides voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies. The Group operates in Italy and emerging markets, which include companies operating in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The operations of these companies cover a territory with a total population of approximately 740 million people as of March 31, 2015. VimpelCom provides services under the "Beeline," "Kyivstar," "banglalink," "Mobilink," "Djezzy," and "WIND" brands. As of March 31, 2015, VimpelCom had 218 million mobile customers. VimpelCom's ADSs are listed on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market under the symbol "VIP." For more information visit: http://www.vimpelcom.com.

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    VimpelCom Ltd.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, VimpelCom Ltd., Gerbrand Nijman/Remco
    Vergeer, ir@vimpelcom.com, Tel: +31 20 79 77 200 (Amsterdam); Media and
    Public Relations, VimpelCom Ltd., Rozzyn Boy, pr@vimpelcom.com, Mobile:
    +31 (6) 13 274 149

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




    Vonage Granted 11 New Patents in Second Quarter 2015Company now owns 86 U.S. Patents

    HOLMDEL, N.J., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. , a leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses, today announced it was granted 11 new patents in the second quarter of 2015 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Company now owns 86 U.S. patents, with nearly 250 U.S. patent applications pending, along with many foreign patents and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.

    "Our new patents cover technologies that significantly improve network efficiency, performance and scalability, reflecting our continued focus on providing the highest quality of service for our consumer and business customers," said Chief Legal Officer Kurt Rogers. "We also continue to expand our mobility-related portfolio with patents covering features such as enhanced video calling and intelligent contact lists."

    Call Processing System Enhancements

    U.S. Pat. No. 9,001,699, "Systems and Methods for Communication Setup Via Reconciliation of Internet Protocol Addresses," allows VoIP operators to more effectively optimize quality-of-service and capacity on their networks by communicating signaling and data from customers to the VoIP network over different channels.

    U.S. Pat. No. 9,015,221, "Method and Apparatus for Distributing Objects," provides an algorithm for efficiently automating the distribution of calls as they occur in real-time.

    U.S. Pat. No. 9,003,498, "Method and Apparatus for Routing Application Programming Interface (API) Calls," enables a telephony service provider to securely provide access to its network to third-party partner providers so that they can resell the telephony service to their own customers.

    U.S. Pat. No. 9,071,459, "Methods and Systems for Establishing Electronic Communications in a Hosted VoIP PBX Using Two Tiered Load Balancing," provides an enhanced system for balancing call volume across multiple servers designed to significantly improve the quality and reliability of VoIP communications by providing better protection from sudden spikes in call volume.

    Mobility Solutions

    U.S. Pat. No. 9,070,120, "Identifying and Displaying a Set of High Priority Contacts on a Display Device," improves a user's access to relevant contact information by generating a list of high priority contacts based on factors such as frequency of interaction or certain calling patterns.

    U.S. Pat. No. 9,007,531, "Method and Apparatus for Expanding a Field of View in a Video Communication Session," enables participants on a video call to enjoy panoramic views of their respective backgrounds during the call by "stitching" images of the surrounding background to the displayed video.

    U.S. Pat. No. 9,031,215, "Method and Apparatus for New Subscriber Access to Telephony Features," enables a telephony app provider to automatically recognize attributes of the user's device, for example, whether it is an iPhone((R)) or an Android(TM) smartphone, so that the user receives a link to the most compatible version of the app.

    U.S. Pat. Nos. 9,002,335, 9,002,336, 9,020,477, and 9,020,478, each entitled "Systems and Methods for Terminating Telephony Communications to Mobile Telephony Devices," relate to various aspects of technology that prompt a customer's mobile carrier to activate a call forwarding feature that enables low-cost incoming calls on mobile phones when traveling internationally.

    About Vonage

    Vonage is a leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses. The Company provides a robust suite of feature-rich residential and business communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use across multiple devices designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.

    Vonage's portfolio of business products covers the full spectrum of business communications needs, serving single-person companies to those with thousands of employees spread over multiple locations. Vonage provides bring-your-own-broadband (BYOB) cloud products and those that offer carrier-grade reliability and Quality of Service (QoS) across BYOB options and the Company's private, national MPLS IP network. For more information, visit www.vonage.com.

    Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage(R) is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.

    To follow Vonage on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/vonage. To become a fan on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/vonage. To subscribe on YouTube, visit www.youtube.com/vonage.

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    Vonage

    CONTACT: Media Contact: Jo Ann Tizzano 732-365-1363;
    joann.tizzano@vonage.com, Investor Contact: Hunter Blankenbaker
    732.444.4926; hunter.blankenbaker@vonage.com

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

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