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    Supermicro® Debuts 115TB All-Flash Software-Defined Storage Solution for Enterprise and Cloud Scale Environments

    New High Performance, High Availability, Unified Storage Solution Supporting Nexenta and HGST Technologies Accelerates I/O and Simplifies Integration, Management and Scalability through Advanced SDS and SSD Technologies

    SAN JOSE, California, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. , a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, in collaboration with Nexenta and HGST [http://www.hgst.com/], has developed a turnkey scale-up high performance unified block and file storage solution optimized for high performance data-centric environments. Supermicro's 2U Ultra SuperServer® integrates NexentaStor [http://www.nexenta.com/nexentastor], Nexenta's flagship Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) platform combined with 2U SuperStorage featuring HGST's Ultrastar® SSD800MH.B [http://www.hgst.com/products/solid-state-drives/ultrastar-ssd800mhb] and Ultrastar® SSD1600MM [http://www.hgst.com/products/solid-state-drives/ultrastar-ssd1600mm] high-performance Flash-based storage delivers cluster solutions in 19TB, 38TB, 76TB and 115TB configurations. NexentaStor OpenSDS, designed for Enterprise class performance provides unified file (NFS and SMB) and block (FC and iSCSI) storage services and robust data management functions for maximum data integrity and high availability. The all-SSD solution supports the most demanding mission-critical applications in physical or virtualized infrastructure environments.

    "Supermicro's best-in-class server, storage and networking solutions optimized for Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud scale environments drive business growth and innovation," said Wally Liaw, Sr. Vice President of Sales at Supermicro. "Collaboration with Nexenta and HGST offers choices to our customers who are looking for high-performance all-flash SDS solutions and this highlights our strengths in advanced technology integration for high performance data workloads of any scale. This unified storage solution provides customers a scalable high IOPS storage infrastructure that delivers performance, reliability and cost effectiveness as well as ease of management with robust automation features."

    "Nexenta is unrivaled in the industry as the only pure software-only provider of SDS for all platforms, stacks and workloads," said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta. "For businesses to scale with the exponential growth demands of data and analytics the industry needs to evolve from appliance-based storage to the dynamic flexibility of software-defined storage. Our collaboration with Supermicro and HGST on this new all-flash solution opens the door for organizations to accelerate business applications and dramatically increase performance, visibility and control across their storage infrastructure and lower both CAPEX/OPEX to reduce overall TCO."

    "With decades of proven expertise, HGST is the de-facto market leader of high-performance and high-reliability enterprise-class SAS SSDs," said Renate Quigley, senior vice president of product marketing, HGST. "Organizations are contending with both a growing data deluge and the need for instant data accessibility to drive real-time insight. Our collaboration with Nexenta and Supermicro on this new, all-flash SDS solution delivers the acceleration, reliability and scalability required to handle today's demanding enterprise and cloud scale storage requirements."

    Solution Specifications
    Controller Node

    --  2x 2U Ultra SuperServer® [http://www.supermicro.com/Ultra]
    (SYS-6028U-NEX2) - dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2643 v3 (3.4GHz,
    6-core), 256GB (16x 16GB DIMMs), NexentaStor 4.0 software, 12Gbps SAS
    HBAs, 2x dual 10GbE SFP+ ports (NFSv3, NFSv4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, iSCSI)
    

    Storage Enclosures

    --  19TB JBOD Cluster (SRS-NSM019-HGST-01-NS017) - 24x 2.5" hot-swap HGST
    800GB SSDs
    --  38TB JBOD Cluster (SRS-NSM038-HGST-01-NS017) - 24x 2.5" hot-swap HGST
    1600GB SSDs
    --  76TB JBOD Cluster (SRS-NSM076-HGST-01-NS017) - 48x 2.5" hot-swap HGST
    1600GB SSDs
    --  115TB JBOD Cluster (SRS-NSM115-HGST-01-NS017) - 72x 2.5" hot-swap HGST
    1600GB SSDs
    

    Performance

    --  Sub millisecond latency
    --  Up to 200,000 32KB IOPS and 6 GB/s maximum throughput
    --  List price ranges between $2/Raw GB to $3.5/Raw GB depending on the
    configuration
    

    Visit http://www.supermicro.com/Nexenta/ [http://www.supermicro.com/Nexenta/] for more information on Supermicro/Nexenta SDS solutions.

    Visit www.supermicro.com [http://www.supermicro.com/] for more information on Supermicro's complete range of high performance, high-efficiency Server, Storage and Networking solutions.

    Follow Supermicro on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/Supermicro] and Twitter [http://twitter.com/Supermicro_SMCI] to receive their latest news and announcements.

    About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
    Supermicro® , the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

    Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    SMCI-F

    Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    CONTACT: David Okada, Super Micro Computer, Inc., davido@supermicro.com

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




    Qihoo 360 Reports Second Quarter 2015 Unaudited Financial Results

    BEIJING, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. ("Qihoo 360" or the "Company") , a leading Internet company in China, today reported its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

    Second Quarter Financial Highlights([1])

    --  Revenues were $438.3 million, a 37.9% increase from $317.9 million in
    the second quarter of 2014.
    --  Net income attributable to Qihoo 360 was $81.4 million, compared to
    $39.1 million in the second quarter of 2014.
    --  Non-GAAP net income attributable to Qihoo 360([1] )was $116.9 million,
    compared to $69.2 million in the second quarter of 2014.
    --  Diluted earnings per ADS(([2])) ("EPADS") attributable to Qihoo 360 was
    $0.62, compared to $0.30 in the same period last year.
    --  Non-GAAP diluted EPADS attributable to Qihoo 360([1]) was $0.82,
    compared to $0.50 in the same period last year.
    

    Second Quarter Operating Metrics

    --  Total monthly active users of Qihoo 360's PC-based products and services
    reached 514 million in June 2015, compared to 496 million in June
    2014([3]).
    --  User penetration of Qihoo 360's PC-based products was 96.6% in June
    2015, compared to 93.9% in June 2014([3]).
    --  Total smartphone users of Qihoo 360's primary mobile security
    product([4]) reached a record 799 million in June 2015, compared to 641
    million in June 2014([5]).
    --  The number of monthly active users of Qihoo 360's PC browsers was 388
    million and user penetration was 73.0% in June 2015, compared to 345
    million and 65.2% in June 2014([3]), respectively.
    --  The number of average daily unique visitors to the 360 Personal Start-up
    Page and its sub-pages was 131 million in the second quarter of 2015,
    compared to 128 million in the second quarter of 2014([5]).
    --  Average daily clicks on Qihoo 360's Personal Start-up Page and its
    sub-pages was approximately 677 million in the second quarter of 2015,
    compared to 749 million in the second quarter of 2014([5]).
    

    [1] Non-GAAP measures and related reconciliations to GAAP measures are described in the accompanying sections titled "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures" at the end of the press release. [2] American Depositary Shares, which are traded on the NYSE. Every two ADSs represent three Class A ordinary shares of the Company. [3] User and market penetration data is based on data from iResearch as of June 2015. [4] 360 Mobile Safe is the Company's primary mobile security product. [5] Company data as of June 2015. Daily clicks include clicks on www.360kan.com, formerly known as v.360.cn

    "We are pleased to report another quarter of solid growth," said Mr. Hongyi Zhou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Qihoo 360. "As we continued to maintain our leadership position in key product categories, we took initiatives to further expand our footprint into some important mobile-Internet-related fields, such as smart hardware and smart phones. During the quarter we launched 360 Auto Guard (automobile data recorder) and a new generation of 360 Kids Guard. These products were well received by users. We believe that smart hardware and IOT (Internet of Things) devices present emerging opportunities to form deeper relationships with the massive number of mobile end users in the future.

    "Last week, we launched three smartphone models under the QIKU brand and started to take pre-orders on September 1, 2015. The launch represents an important milestone for us in our efforts to establish QIKU as one of the leading and most innovative smartphone brands in China. The new models are designed and built very well, and we received encouraging positive feedback from users and industry participants. The embedded security features of our smartphones and smart hardware enable us to expand our services and brand influence from online to offline and from virtual to real settings. We view smartphones and smart hardware as critical components of our long-term mobile strategy," concluded Mr. Zhou.

    Mr. Xiangdong Qi, President of Qihoo 360, added, "We are heartened to see continued solid growth in our business. Online advertising grew 71.6% year-over-year, supported by strong contributions from search monetization. Internet value added services performed largely in line with expectations, despite continued suspension of online lottery operations. We made further progress in our enterprise security operations and continued to gain traction among potential institutional clients. We will continue to make investments over the next few quarters to strengthen our brand and market position, and to improve our product and technology, particularly in new product and service initiatives. We believe such investments will provide a solid foundation for our future growth."

    Second Quarter 2015 Results

    Revenues

    Revenues were $438.3 million, an increase of 37.9% from $317.9 million in the second quarter of 2014 and 14.0% from $384.4 million in the first quarter of 2015. The strong year-over-year growth was due to continued solid performance in online advertising.

    Online advertising revenues were $293.9 million, up 71.6% from the same period last year and 19.8% from the prior quarter. The strong year-over-year increase was primarily driven by incremental contribution from search monetization.

    Internet value-added service revenues, which are mainly derived from game platform operations, were $122.2 million, down 16.4% from the same period last year and down 8.6% from the prior quarter. The year-over-year and sequential decline was mainly due to continued suspension of online lottery operations beginning in March.

    Cost of Revenues

    Cost of revenues were $104.3 million, compared to $66.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $79.6 million in the first quarter of 2015, representing an increase of 56.6% from the same period of last year and an increase of 31.1% from the prior quarter.

    Operating Expenses

    Operating expenses were $260.2 million, compared to $208.3 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $230.4 million in the first quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP operating expenses([1]) were $232.5 million, compared to $182.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $209.7 million in the prior quarter.

    The year-over-year and sequential increases in non-GAAP operating expenses([1]) were mainly driven by increased marketing and promotional expenses, personnel-related costs, and bandwidth and equipment depreciation expenses, as we continued to strengthen our brand and market position and enhance our technology and product development capabilities into new initiatives.

    Operating Income

    Operating income was $81.1 million, compared to $43.9 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $75.9 million in the prior quarter.

    Non-GAAP operating income([1]) was $108.9 million, compared to $69.7 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $96.5 million in the prior quarter.

    Operating margin was 18.5%, compared to 13.8% in the second quarter of 2014 and 19.7% in the prior quarter.

    Non-GAAP operating margin([1]) was 24.8%, compared to 21.9% in the second quarter of 2014 and 25.1% in the prior quarter.

    The year-over-year increase in non-GAAP operating margin([1]) was mainly due to leverage from revenue growth while the Company continues to invest in new product and business initiatives. The modest sequential decline in non-GAAP operating margin([1]) reflected incremental expenses in marketing and promotional activities.

    Net Income attributable to Qihoo 360

    Net income attributable to Qihoo 360 was $81.4 million, compared to $39.1 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $53.0 million in the prior quarter.

    Non-GAAP net income([1]) attributable to Qihoo 360 was $116.9 million, compared to $69.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $81.9 million in the prior quarter.

    Net Margin

    Net margin was 18.6%, compared to 12.3% in the same period last year, and 13.8% in the prior quarter.

    Non-GAAP net margin([1]) was 26.7%, compared to 21.8% in the same period last year and 21.3% in the prior quarter.

    Diluted Earnings per ADS

    Diluted EPADS for the second quarter of 2015 was $0.62, and non-GAAP diluted EPADS([1]) for the second quarter of 2015 was $0.82. The GAAP weighted average ADS([1]) used in computing diluted EPADS was 143 million.

    Cash Flows and Balance Sheet

    Net cash generated from operations in the second quarter of 2015 was $128.8 million, compared to $57.7 million in the same period last year and $72.9 million in the prior quarter. Cash capital expenditures in the second quarter of 2015 were $31.6 million. As of June 30, 2015, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.2 billion.

    Recent Developments

    On June 17, 2015, the Company announced that its board of directors had received a preliminary non-binding "going-private" proposal from a group of investors led by Mr. Hongyi Zhou, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company.

    On June 19, 2015, the Company's board of directors formed a special committee consisting of three independent, disinterested directors, Dr. Eric Chen, Dr. Jianwen Liao and Dr. Ming Huang, to consider the abovementioned non-binding "going private" proposal. Dr. Eric Chen will chair the special committee. The special committee has retained Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as its U.S. legal counsel, and J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited as its financial advisor, to assist it in this process.

    The Board cautions the Company's shareholders and others considering trading in the Company's securities that no decision has been made on the response to the proposal. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.

    About Qihoo 360

    Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. is a leading Internet company in China. The Company is also the number one provider of Internet and mobile security products in China as measured by its user base, according to iResearch. Qihoo 360 also provides users with secure access points to the Internet via its market leading web browsers and application stores. The Company has built one of the largest open Internet platforms in China and monetizes its massive user base primarily through online advertising and through Internet value-added services on its open platform.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release contains statements that express the Company's current opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or projections regarding future events or future results and therefore are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). The following cautionary statements are being made pursuant to the provisions of the Act and with the intention of obtaining the benefit of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Act. You can identify these forward- looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," or in each case, their negatives or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. They appear in a number of places throughout this press release and include statements regarding the Company's intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, its results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the industry in which it operates.

    By their nature, forward-looking statements relate to events that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about Qihoo 360 and the industry in which it operates. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those under "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC, and the following: the Company's ability to continue to innovate and provide attractive products and services to attract and retain users; the Company's ability to keep up with rapid changes in technologies and Internet-enabled devices; the Company's ability to leverage its user base to attract customers for our revenue-generating services; and the Company's dependence on online advertising for a substantial portion of our revenues; and the Company's ability to compete effectively. Although the Company has based these forward-looking statements on assumptions that it believes are reasonable when made, it cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that the Company's actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which it operates may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In addition, even if the Company's results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which it operates, are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this report, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.

    Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement that the Company makes in this press release speaks only as of the date of such statement, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of those statements to reflect future events or developments.

    About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we use non-GAAP financial measures, which are adjusted from results based on U.S. GAAP to exclude share-based compensation expenses and interest expense of Convertible Senior Notes. Reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to our U.S. GAAP financial measures are set forth in tables at the end of this earnings release, which provide more details on the non-GAAP financial measures.

    Our non-GAAP financial information is provided as additional information to help investors compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis and to enhance investors' overall understanding of the historical and current financial performance of our continuing operations and our prospects for the future. Our non-GAAP financial information should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to U.S. GAAP results. In addition, our calculation of this non-GAAP financial information may be different from the calculation used by other companies, and therefore comparability may be limited.

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. In China: Tel: +86 10-5878-1574 E-mail: ir@360.cn In the U.S.: The Piacente Group, Inc. Don Markley Tel: (212) 481-2050 E-mail: qihu@tpg-ir.com


    Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (U.S. dollars in thousands, except for shares and per share data) (Unaudited) December 31, June 30, 2014 2015 ---- ---- ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents 1,645,234 1,180,407 Restricted cash 2,053 1,074 Short-term investments 58,736 99,322 Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,410 and $2,251 as of December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2015, respectively) 154,287 220,432 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 230,995 176,840 Deferred tax assets - current 4,844 2,045 Total current assets 2,096,149 1,680,120 --------- --------- Property and equipment, net 272,026 264,734 Land use rights, net 139,107 137,555 Acquired intangible assets, net 51,289 70,687 Goodwill 344,630 313,815 Long-term investments 314,979 918,566 Other noncurrent assets 97,025 67,597 Deferred tax assets - noncurrent 16,365 19,162 ------ ------ TOTAL ASSETS 3,331,570 3,472,236 ========= ========= LIABILITIES Current liabilities (including amounts of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. of $367,837 and $284,277 as of December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2015, respectively): Accounts payable 121,115 147,947 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 299,920 345,546 Deferred revenue-current 72,890 50,264 Income tax payable 46,304 46,938 ------ ------ Total current liabilities 540,229 590,695 ------- ------- Non-current liabilities (including amounts of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. of $9,611 and $21,440 as of December 31,2014 and June 30, 2015, respectively): Deferred tax liabilities - noncurrent 8,516 19,345 Deferred revenue-noncurrent 2,281 1,792 Long-term debt 1,635,000 1,635,000 Other noncurrent liabilities 3,276 3,279 TOTAL LIABILITIES 2,189,302 2,250,111 ========= ========= EQUITY Total Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. shareholders' equity 1,028,598 1,089,860 --------- --------- Noncontrolling interest 113,670 132,265 Total equity 1,142,268 1,222,125 --------- --------- TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 3,331,570 3,472,236 ========= =========

    Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (U.S. dollars in thousands, except for shares and per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended ------------------ ---------------- June 30, 2014 March 31, 2015 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2014 June 30, 2015 ------------- -------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- Revenues: 317,914 384,359 438,328 583,056 822,687 Cost of revenues: 66,626 79,605 104,335 117,016 183,940 Subsidy income 920 1,463 7,347 920 8,810 Operating expenses: Selling and marketing 84,907 90,564 106,242 153,640 196,806 General and administrative 22,511 27,814 37,279 44,277 65,093 Product and development 100,931 111,979 116,676 185,574 228,655 Total operating expenses 208,349 230,357 260,197 383,491 490,554 ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Income from operations 43,859 75,860 81,143 83,469 157,003 ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- Interest income 4,999 7,269 6,942 9,919 14,211 Interest expenses (4,462) (8,483) (7,946) (8,777) (16,429) Other income 295 362 435 502 797 Exchange gain (loss) 564 1,912 40 (11,725) 1,952 Gain (loss) in connection with short-term 7,304 (9,708) 57,995 7,348 48,287 investments (Loss) gain in connection with long-term (863) 2,721 (26,296) 26,789 (23,575) investments Income before income tax expense and loss from 51,696 69,933 112,313 107,525 182,246 equity method investments Income tax expense (10,991) (18,167) (25,600) (16,880) (43,767) Loss on equity method investments (3,730) (5,604) (15,130) (5,748) (20,734) Net income 36,975 46,162 71,583 84,897 117,745 ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- Add: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling 2,149 6,868 9,768 3,348 16,636 interest Net income attributable to Qihoo 360 Technology 39,124 53,030 81,351 88,245 134,381 Co. Ltd. Net income per ordinary share-basic 0.21 0.28 0.44 0.48 0.72 Net income per ordinary share-diluted 0.20 0.27 0.42 0.45 0.69 ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== Weighted average shares used in calculating net 185 187 185 184 186 income per ordinary share- basic (in millions) Weighted average shares used in calculating net 198 196 214 198 195 income per ordinary share-diluted (in millions)

    Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (U.S. dollars in thousands) (Unaudited) Three-months period ended June 30, 2014 June 30, 2015 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income 36,975 71,583 Share-based compensation 25,798 27,741 Depreciation and amortization 19,705 31,032 Loss on disposal of fixed assets 90 150 Amortization of land use right 427 822 Loss from impairment of intangible assets - 1,165 Loss from impairment of goodwill - 7,751 Provision of allowance for doubtful accounts 125 (197) Gain in connection with short-term investments (7,304) (57,995) Loss on equity method investments 3,730 15,130 Loss in connection with long-term investments 863 26,296 Changes in operating assets and liabilities (22,754) 5,335 ------------------------------------------- ------- ----- Net cash provided by operating activities 57,655 128,813 ========================================= ====== ======= Cash flows from investing activities: (Increase) decrease in restricted cash (3,370) 1,509 Purchase of property and equipment and intangible assets (41,443) (31,569) Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment and intangible assets 19 83 Payment for short-term investment and long-term investments (81,627) (531,734) Cash collected from sale of long-term investments and a subsidiary 3,965 18,341 Proceeds from sale of short-term investments 27,352 88,065 Dividend proceeds received by company - 2,015 Net cash paid in connection with business acquisitions (74,989) (649) Net cash used in investing activities (170,093) (453,939) ===================================== ======== ======== Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from exercise of share option 1,565 5,255 Payment for short term loans (4,075) - Deferred payment for acquisition of business - (14,243) Capital contribution from noncontrolling interest - 20,635 Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (2,510) 11,647 ==================================================== ====== ====== Effect of exchange rate changes 202 140 DECREASE IN CASH (114,746) (313,339) CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD 901,567 1,493,746 CASH, END OF PERIOD 786,821 1,180,407

    Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures (U.S. dollars in thousands, except for per share data) Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 -------------------------------- --------------------------------- -------------------------------- GAAP Adjustment Adjustment Non-GAAP GAAP Adjustment Adjustment Non- GAAP Adjustment Adjustment Non-GAAP [b] [c] [b] [c] GAAP [b] [c] Operating expenses 208,349 (25,798) - 182,551 230,357 (20,625) 209,732 260,197 (27,741) - 232,456 Income from operations 43,859 25,798 69,657 75,860 20,625 96,485 81,143 27,741 - 108,884 Operating margin 13.8% 21.9% 19.7% 25.1% 18.5% 24.8% Net income attributable to Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. 39,124 25,798 4,325 69,247 53,030 20,476 8,371 81,877 81,351 27,594 7,940 116,885 Net margin 12.3% 21.8% 13.8% 21.3% 18.6% 26.7% Diluted earnings per ADS 0.3 0.5 0.41 0.57 0.62 0.82 Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 ------------------------------ ------------------------------ GAAP Adjustment Adjustment Non-GAAP GAAP Adjustment Adjustment Non-GAAP [b] [c] [b] [c] Operating expenses 383,491 (45,730) - 337,761 490,554 (48,366) - 442,188 Income from operations 83,469 45,730 - 129,199 157,003 48,366 - 205,369 Operating margin 14.3% 22.2% 19.1% 25.0% Net income attributable to Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. 88,245 45,730 8,604 142,579 134,381 48,070 16,311 198,762 Net margin 15.1% 24.5% 16.3% 24.2% Diluted earnings per ADS 0.67 1.04 1.03 1.38 [b]: Adjustment to exclude the share-based compensation expense of each period. [c]: Adjustment to exclude the interest expense of Convertible Senior Notes of each period.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/qihoo-360-reports-second-quarter-2015-unaudited-financial-results-300136096.html

    Qihoo 360

    Web site: http://www.360kan.com//




    CartridgesDirect to Drive Customer Experience with NetSuite SuiteCommerceAustralian Online Cartridge Retailer Selects NetSuite SuiteCommerce to Streamline B2B and B2C Ecommerce Operations and Gain a Single View of the Customer

    SYDNEY, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. , the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that CartridgesDirect, one of Australia's largest online providers of genuine printer, copier and print cartridges, has selected NetSuite SuiteCommerce to capitalise on the flexibility and superior features the cloud commerce platform offers to improve customer engagement and streamline operational efficiencies. CartridgesDirect plans to replace Magento Enterprise web platform with NetSuite SuiteCommerce to run its entire online business from one unified cloud commerce platform, including ecommerce, web storefront, shipping, inventory management, order management, financials, CRM and HR. This can enable CartridgesDirect to transform its B2C and B2B ecommerce, warehouse, support desk and internal business operations.

    Since launching in June 2006, CartridgesDirect has grown to be one of Australia's largest and most trusted sources of genuine printer, copier and fax cartridges. The online retailer has offices in Australia, as well as in Hong Kong supplying to the local market. CartridgesDirect plans on expanding into New Zealand later this year and the U.K. in late 2016. In addition to expanding into new markets, the company is focused on evolving its catalogue beyond cartridges into printers and accessories, which will require drop ship products direct from suppliers to end-customers to avoid keeping inventory for these new products in its warehouse.

    CartridgesDirect prides itself on its customer and delivery services, but was restricted by the lack of a single, real-time view of its customers due to data being held in three disparate, on-premise software solutions - Magento for ecommerce, ExactTarget for digital marketing and Microsoft Dynamics NAV for ERP. It also was prohibitive from both a cost and ongoing maintenance perspective. To move forward and continually improve the customer experience, it turned to NetSuite to provide a single, integrated commerce platform. While the initial deployment of NetSuite SuiteCommerce is planned to be in Australia only, it also plans to bring Hong Kong onto the platform in the near future, as well as subsequent markets it expands into.

    "Loyalty and customer retention has always been key to our business success and we are acutely aware that if we don't continue to excel in this, it will be hard to maintain in a very competitive market," said Simon Williams, managing director of CartridgesDirect. "The way we operated in the past was inefficient as there were too many different databases we needed to extract customer information from. Moving forward, we plan to integrate all of our core processes within NetSuite, which can give our employees access to the valuable real-time customer data and history they need to ensure they perform their jobs effectively and deliver a seamless customer experience."

    Why NetSuite?

    CartridgesDirect was initially looking for a stand alone CRM solution and while investigating SugarCRM the retailer was pointed towards NetSuite, which uncovered the broad range of features and benefits the NetSuite SuiteCommerce platform has to offer. The online retailer has been an existing NetSuite customer since early 2015, when it replaced Microsoft Dynamics NAV with NetSuite OneWorld business management platform to better manage its financials and other core back-end business operations.

    As CartridgesDirect looks to focus more on the B2B market, it needed a cloud-based commerce platform to future proof the business and drive a superior customer experience. NetSuite SuiteCommerce can provide Cartridges Direct with the following key features and benefits:

    --  Single customer view - NetSuite can enable CartridgesDirect to capture
    interactions and transactions across its online and support centre
    operations into a single customer record to improve sales and service,
    provide personalised experiences and support target marketing.
    --  Self-service account management - NetSuite SuiteCommerce can enable
    Cartridges Direct to offer a self-service capability to customers to log
    into an account, monitor their own credit limits and access credit
    memos, invoices and quotes, which can free up the customer service team
    and increase customer satisfaction. Nearly all customer service calls
    the company currently receives are tax invoice and consignment tracking
    enquiries. This new functionality can be huge driving force for
    CartridgesDirect to push more into the B2B market.
    --  Anywhere, anytime access - One of the main drivers for CartridgesDirect
    to turn to the NetSuite cloud was the ability to access its commerce
    platform from anywhere in the world using a web browser or mobile
    device, which supports its employees travelling overseas or on the road.
    Previously, they could only access this information using remote
    desktop.
    --  Real-time reporting - Using multiple, disparate systems with laborious,
    manual data management meant that Cartridges Direct was operating blind
    for a long time. NetSuite SuiteCommerce can ensure data integrity and
    provide real-time dashboards and reporting across all integrated
    business processes. This can provide CartridgesDirect with value-added
    insights and allow the retailer to rapidly identify issues, trends and
    opportunities to make more informed business decisions, react a lot
    faster to customer requests and maintain market leadership.
    --  Superior order and inventory management - NetSuite SuiteCommerce can
    enable CartridgesDirect to more efficiently manage inventory and
    fulfilment. The retailer will be able to catalogue and populate a lot
    more products with greater ease. It currently has 7,500 SKUs, which will
    rapidly expand to around 20,000 SKUs in the next six months.
    CartridgesDirect's previous system could not handle catalogue expansion,
    particularly indexing.
    --  Leveraging NetSuite's partner ecosystem and SuiteCloud development
    platform - CartridgesDirect also plans to take advantage of SuiteApps
    built on NetSuite's SuiteCloud platform by SuiteCloud Developer Network
    (SDN) partners - Infinet Cloud for payroll, Australia Post for shipping
    and OzLink Mobile Pro for warehouse management - to complement its
    deployment of NetSuite SuiteCommerce.
    

    "Real-time reporting is a critical NetSuite function for us that can help ensure we are running profitably at all times, as well as having up-to-date website pricing information and stock alerts," added Mr Williams. "Before, we often ran with stockouts and found that customers were buying at one price, but if the inventory wasn't synced correctly, we were sometimes selling at the wrong price making it a very expensive process for us. We expect this process will be far more efficient and streamlined for us with NetSuite."

    According to Mark Troselj, vice president and general manager for ANZ at NetSuite: "For online retail businesses like CartridgesDirect, achieving customer-centric commerce means reorienting a business from its traditional focus on sales channels to designing a business around customers. To remain viable and relevant, retailers must redefine their approach to effectively and seamlessly engage consumers across multiple channels. Done right, it drives sales and customer loyalty, while also maximising the lifetime value of customer relationships."

    Today, more than 24,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-ready cloud business management suites of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and ecommerce applications for businesses of all sizes. Many FORTUNE 100 companies rely on NetSuite to accelerate innovation and business transformation. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud business management suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud accelerates.

    About SuiteCommerce

    NetSuite SuiteCommerce enables B2C and B2B merchants, manufacturers and distributors to seamlessly connect every step of a multi-channel, multi-location business--from ecommerce, POS and order management to merchandising, marketing, inventory, financials and customer support. Featuring an advanced web store that allows the creation of uniquely branded and personalised shopping experiences optimised for multiple devices, SuiteCommerce empowers businesses to run across multiple touch points--web, brick-and-mortar stores, mobile--all from a single, unified cloud-based commerce platform that provides unprecedented visibility into your business and customers. Please visit www.suitecommerce.com.au for more information.

    For more information about NetSuite please visit www.netsuite.com.au.

    Follow NetSuite's Cloud blog, NetSuite's Facebook page and @NetSuiteAPAC Twitter handle for real-time updates.

    NOTE: NetSuite and the NetSuite logo are service marks of NetSuite Inc. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Mei Li, NetSuite Inc., +1 650.627.1063, mli@netsuite.com; Emma
    Keen, Einsteinz Communications, +61 2 8905 0995, emma@einsteinz.com.au

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




    ION awarded contract to conduct 2D seismic survey of Somalia Puntland offshore marginFederal State of Puntland announces new block boundary demarcation

    HOUSTON, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation and the Puntland Petroleum Minerals Agency (PPMA) announced that the PPMA has awarded ION a contract to acquire 8,000 kilometers of seismic data covering the entire Somalia Puntland offshore margin. The regional 2D multi-client survey, known as PuntlandSPAN(TM), is being conducted to support a future license round initiative and to assist the E&P industry in gaining a better understanding of the architecture of the sedimentary basin and the hydrocarbon potential of this unexplored offshore margin. Data acquisition is expected to begin in fourth quarter 2015.

    In addition, the PPMA today announced the demarcation of its offshore territory into 25 exploration blocks covering 180,000 square kilometers of the Somalia Puntland seaboard. In total, there are seven Blocks in the Gulf of Aden and 18 Blocks in the Indian Ocean that have been defined. Block sizes range from 5,000 square kilometers in the inshore area to 25,000 square kilometers in the deeper water.

    Dr. Issa Farah, the Director of the PPMA, commented, "The creation of the Block scheme is an important milestone in the development of oil and gas exploration within the jurisdiction of the autonomous State of Puntland. The PPMA is pleased to announce the availability of these blocks and looks forward to engaging with the industry to discuss their plans for the region."

    Joe Gagliardi, Senior Vice President of ION's Ventures group, added, "We are very pleased to assist the PMAA in demarcating a block boundary scheme, which heralds an important step in their preparation for future licensing rounds offshore Puntland. The acquisition of the PuntlandSPAN data will provide valuable insight into the petroleum prospectivity of the region, and we are pleased to be a part of this ground-breaking program."

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    About ION

    ION is a leading provider of technology-driven solutions to the global oil & gas industry. ION's offerings are designed to help companies reduce risk and optimize assets throughout the E&P lifecycle. For more information, visit iongeo.com.

    Contacts

    ION (Investor relations)
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Steve Bate, +1 281.552.3011
    steve.bate@iongeo.com

    ION (Media relations)
    Vice President, Marketing & Communications
    Karen Abercrombie, +1 713.366.7281
    karen.abercrombie@iongeo.com

    The information herein contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include information and other statements that are not of historical fact. Actual results may vary materially from those described in these forward looking statements. All forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include risks associated with the timing and development of the Company's products and services, the competitiveness of offers, pricing pressure, decreased demand, and changes in oil prices; and political, execution, regulatory, and currency risks. Additional risk factors, which could affect actual results are disclosed by the Company in its fillings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-ks filed during the year. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements.

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




    Salesforce to Hold Investor Day at Dreamforce 2015Investor Day sessions to be audiocast live on Salesforce's investor relations website

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce , the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced that it will hold its annual Investor Day during Dreamforce 2015, the largest software conference on Earth. Dreamforce takes place September 15-18, 2015, throughout Moscone Center and eight surrounding hotels in downtown San Francisco.

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    Salesforce's Investor Day will be audiocast live beginning at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) / 11:00 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    Audiocasts will be available on Salesforce's website at www.salesforce.com/investor.

    About Salesforce

    Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information about Salesforce, visit: www.salesforce.com.

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    CONTACT: John Cummings, Salesforce, Investor Relations, 415-778-4188,
    jcummings@salesforce.com; Chi Hea Cho, Salesforce, Public Relations,
    415-281-5304, chcho@salesforce.com

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




    Revana Digital Named Winner of Google Partners All-Star AwardData-Driven Performance Marketing Agency Recognized in Global Competition for Acquisition Leaders

    DENVER, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Revana Digital, a leading digital performance marketing agency and key part of TeleTech Customer Growth Services, today announced it has been named a 2015 Google Partners All-Star, competing among thousands of leading agencies from around the world. All-Stars were selected for achievement in meeting specific pay-per-click goals and helping their small business customers grow through Google advertising and development utilizing search engine marketing (SEM).

    "Revana Digital focuses on the entire customer journey from search to sales and beyond to help businesses implement successful integrated marketing strategies that increase online market share, lower acquisition costs and penetrate new markets. Being selected as a Google All-Star is a great honor and further showcases our success as a data-driven performance marketing agency and Google Partner," said Judi Hand, president of Revana Digital.

    Google Partners is Google's platform for agencies and online marketing consultants. To become a qualified Google Partner, agencies must be certified in the Adwords platform, meet minimum spend requirements and must adhere to industry best practices including but not limited to; the use of ad extensions, ad copy testing, quality score optimization and leveraging all video ad formats.

    Revana Digital is a digital performance marketing agency that is revolutionizing how companies leverage data to bridge the gaps between marketing and sales. Founded in 1995 as a search agency, Revana Digital (formerly Web Metro) works with innovative brands, driving efficiency for lead acquisition, sales and eCommerce campaigns across paid, earned and owned media channels. The agency provides media strategy, management and buying of paid search (Pay-per-click, native advertising), paid social advertising, display advertising (programmatic display, real-time bidding services), email acquisition, CPA-based campaigns, and strategic consult and services for SEO and organic campaigns.

    ABOUT TELETECH
    TeleTech is a leading global provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions. Founded in 1982, the Company helps its clients acquire, retain and grow profitable customer relationships. Using customer-centric strategy, technology, processes and operations, TeleTech partners with business leadership across marketing, sales and customer care to design and deliver a simple, more human customer experience across every interaction channel. Servicing over 80 countries, TeleTech's 40,000 employees live by a set of customer-focused values that guide relationships with clients, their customers, and each other. To learn more about how TeleTech is bringing humanity to the customer experience, visit TeleTech.com.

    Investor Contact Media Contact Paul Miller Elizabeth Grice 303.397.8641 303.397.8507

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




    Craig Wireless Confirms Continued Listing on the TSXV Under Existing Suspension of Trading

    Rancho Mirage, CA, Sept 1, 2015 /CNW/ - On May 14, 2015, the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") suspended trading of Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. (the "Company") Subordinate Voting Shares on the Exchange as a result of the Company failing to maintain Exchange requirements with respect to having sufficient directors on its board. The Company has one director and continues its efforts to fill the vacancies on its board. The Company has been informed by the Exchange that its listing is not being transferred to NEX at this time, and will remain suspended on the Exchange. Though at a future date, the Company may be transferred to NEX.

    About Craig Wireless Systems Ltd.

    Craig Wireless and its affiliates (collectively, the "CWS Group") offer a broad range of telecommunications services, including, broadband internet access, business connectivity solutions, hosting, security and telecommunications solutions. Through certain members of the CWS Group, Craig Wireless holds or leases licenses for spectrum in the 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz or 3.5 GHz bands in New Zealand, Riverside County in Southern California, United States and in Greece. The CWS Group also has spectrum interests in Norway. Spectrum in these ranges is effective for delivery of point-to multipoint signals, possesses robust bandwidth capability and supports emerging 4G-based applications, including portable and mobile applications.

    Notice on forward-looking statements:

    This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Craig Wireless and its business. Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The forward looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Craig Wireless and its business. Not to limit the generality of the foregoing, the forward-looking information set forth in this news release is subject to various risks and other factors including the following: availability of funding; the risks of conducting business in a foreign country; currency fluctuations; in addition to those risks enumerated under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's AIF, available on SEDAR at www.SEDAR.com. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Craig Wireless does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    Craig Wireless Systems Ltd.

    CONTACT: T. Boyd Craig, Chief Executive Officer and director, Craig
    Wireless Systems Ltd., phone: (760) 346-3282, email:
    craiginfo@craigwireless.com.




    Supermicro(R) Debuts 115TB All-Flash Software-Defined Storage Solution for Enterprise and Cloud Scale EnvironmentsNew High Performance, High Availability, Unified Storage Solution Supporting Nexenta and HGST Technologies Accelerates I/O and Simplifies Integration, Management and Scalability through Advanced SDS and SSD Technologies

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. , a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, in collaboration with Nexenta and HGST, has developed a turnkey scale-up high performance unified block and file storage solution optimized for high performance data-centric environments. Supermicro's 2U Ultra SuperServer(R) integrates NexentaStor, Nexenta's flagship Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) platform combined with 2U SuperStorage featuring HGST's Ultrastar(R) SSD800MH.B and Ultrastar(R) SSD1600MM high-performance Flash-based storage delivers cluster solutions in 19TB, 38TB, 76TB and 115TB configurations. NexentaStor OpenSDS, designed for Enterprise class performance provides unified file (NFS and SMB) and block (FC and iSCSI) storage services and robust data management functions for maximum data integrity and high availability. The all-SSD solution supports the most demanding mission-critical applications in physical or virtualized infrastructure environments.

    "Supermicro's best-in-class server, storage and networking solutions optimized for Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud scale environments drive business growth and innovation," said Wally Liaw, Sr. Vice President of Sales at Supermicro. "Collaboration with Nexenta and HGST offers choices to our customers who are looking for high-performance all-flash SDS solutions and this highlights our strengths in advanced technology integration for high performance data workloads of any scale. This unified storage solution provides customers a scalable high IOPS storage infrastructure that delivers performance, reliability and cost effectiveness as well as ease of management with robust automation features."

    "Nexenta is unrivaled in the industry as the only pure software-only provider of SDS for all platforms, stacks and workloads," said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta. "For businesses to scale with the exponential growth demands of data and analytics the industry needs to evolve from appliance-based storage to the dynamic flexibility of software-defined storage. Our collaboration with Supermicro and HGST on this new all-flash solution opens the door for organizations to accelerate business applications and dramatically increase performance, visibility and control across their storage infrastructure and lower both CAPEX/OPEX to reduce overall TCO."

    "With decades of proven expertise, HGST is the de-facto market leader of high-performance and high-reliability enterprise-class SAS SSDs," said Renate Quigley, senior vice president of product marketing, HGST. "Organizations are contending with both a growing data deluge and the need for instant data accessibility to drive real-time insight. Our collaboration with Nexenta and Supermicro on this new, all-flash SDS solution delivers the acceleration, reliability and scalability required to handle today's demanding enterprise and cloud scale storage requirements."

    Solution Specifications
    Controller Node

    --  2x 2U Ultra SuperServer(R) (SYS-6028U-NEX2) - dual Intel(R) Xeon(R)
    processor E5-2643 v3 (3.4GHz, 6-core), 256GB (16x 16GB DIMMs),
    NexentaStor 4.0 software, 12Gbps SAS HBAs, 2x dual 10GbE SFP+ ports
    (NFSv3, NFSv4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, iSCSI)
    

    Storage Enclosures

    --  19TB JBOD Cluster (SRS-NSM019-HGST-01-NS017) - 24x 2.5" hot-swap HGST
    800GB SSDs
    --  38TB JBOD Cluster (SRS-NSM038-HGST-01-NS017) - 24x 2.5" hot-swap HGST
    1600GB SSDs
    --  76TB JBOD Cluster (SRS-NSM076-HGST-01-NS017) - 48x 2.5" hot-swap HGST
    1600GB SSDs
    --  115TB JBOD Cluster (SRS-NSM115-HGST-01-NS017) - 72x 2.5" hot-swap HGST
    1600GB SSDs
    

    Performance

    --  Sub millisecond latency
    --  Up to 200,000 32KB IOPS and 6 GB/s maximum throughput
    --  List price ranges between $2/Raw GB to $3.5/Raw GB depending on the
    configuration
    

    Visit http://www.supermicro.com/Nexenta/ for more information on Supermicro/Nexenta SDS solutions.

    Visit www.supermicro.com for more information on Supermicro's complete range of high performance, high-efficiency Server, Storage and Networking solutions.

    Follow Supermicro on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements.

    About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
    Supermicro(R) , the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions(R) for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green(R)" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

    Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: David Okada, Super Micro Computer, Inc., davido@supermicro.com

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




    Eufaula City Schools Partners with K12 Inc. to Launch New Alabama Virtual AcademyTuition-free online public school now open to students across state

    EUFAULA, Ala., Sept, 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eufaula City Schools announced today that it has opened the Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools, a new statewide online public school. The school received approval from the Alabama Department of Education and is currently open to students across the state. It will serve students in grades K-2 the first year and expand to offer additional grades in subsequent years.

    Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools is a tuition-free, full-time public school. The school starts on September 8 and is currently accepting new enrollments. Enrollment information for the school can be found at www.k12.com/AL.

    "Eufaula City Schools is excited to offer this innovative online public school to families in Alabama," said Eddie Tyler, Superintendent of Eufaula City Schools. "Technology is the future in education, and online schools are a proven educational model. Our online public school will provide families a high-quality option and give students the individualized instruction and support to succeed. Alabama Virtual Academy reflects our school system's mission of 'building our future on a tradition of excellence.'"

    Students enrolled at Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools learn outside the traditional classroom and receive all their courses and participate in teacher-led instruction online. State-certified teachers work in close partnership with parents or other guardians who serve as learning coaches for the students.

    Eufaula City Schools is partnering with K12 Inc., America's largest provider of K-12 online and blended school offerings. Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools will use K12's award-winning curriculum and academic services. K12-network schools have been recognized for improving student outcomes, closing achievement gaps, helping students succeed, and delivering new instructional tools and programs for teachers. K12 Inc. is accredited by AdvancED, the world's largest education community.

    Recent legislation passed by the state legislature requires all Alabama school systems to adopt a plan to serve students through online schools by 2016-17. Eufaula City Schools is in a strong position to meet that requirement and expand education opportunities for students in its school system and across the state.

    "Our partnership with K12 allows us to leverage the expertise and best practices used by a highly qualified team of experienced educators without impacting our system's existing educational programs or personnel," said Mr. Tyler. "We are also excited about the opportunity to work with K12 to expand the number of courses we can offer to the students in our school system."

    About Eufaula City Schools
    Established in 1872, Eufaula City Schools is the oldest city school system in Alabama and is the heartbeat of a beautiful southeast Alabama city. Eufaula City Schools, serving approximately 2,800 students, is a progressive system providing many academic, enrichment and technical opportunities for students and teachers while maintaining the values and traditions of the best in public schools. More information can be found at www.ecs.k12.al.us.

    About K12 Inc.
    K12 Inc. is a technology-based education company and the nation's largest provider for students in kindergarten through high school. K12 serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company of educators with the nation's largest network of K-12 online school teachers, providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. More information can be found at www.K12.com.

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    Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools

    CONTACT: Mitzi Clayton, Eufaula City Schools, claytonm@ecs.k12.al.us,
    334-695-0879; or Jeff Kwitowski, K12 Inc., press@k12.com, 703-483-7281

    Web site: http://www.ecs.k12.al.us/
    http://www.K12.com/




    SPX Announces New Board Members- David Roberts and Ruth Shaw appointed to the SPX Corporation Board of Directors- Board Structure for SPX Corporation, Post-Spin, Now Complete- Spin-off of SPX FLOW, Inc. Expected to be Completed Near the End of Q3 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation today announced David A. Roberts and Dr. Ruth G. Shaw as new members of the Board of Directors for SPX Corporation, effective upon the previously announced spin-off of SPX FLOW, Inc. which is expected to be completed near the end of the third quarter.

    In addition, Mr. Roberts has been elected to serve as Chair of the Compensation Committee and Dr. Shaw has been elected to serve as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

    "We are very pleased to add two high quality individuals with strong track records of success to our Board. David and Ruth are strong leaders with extensive experience and industry knowledge," said Chris Kearney, Chairman, President and CEO of SPX Corporation. "With the appointments of David and Ruth, we have now completed the board structure for SPX Corporation. We believe the newly formed Board will provide great leadership and counsel to Gene Lowe and his team as they execute on and achieve the growth strategy for SPX Corporation following the spin-off of our FLOW business."

    David A. Roberts has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlisle Companies, Inc., a diversified manufacturing company, since 2007. He also serves as a director for Franklin Electric Co., Inc.

    Mr. Roberts brings extensive experience in senior management of multinational companies, including expertise in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Roberts also contributes strong financial acumen and experience from his service on various public company boards.

    Dr. Ruth G. Shaw retired from Duke Energy Corporation in 2007 and served as Executive Advisor to the company until 2009. She previously served as Group Executive for Public Policy and President, Duke Nuclear from 2006 to 2007, President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Power Company from 2003 to 2006, and Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from 1997 to 2003, among other roles, from 1992. Dr. Shaw also serves as a director for The Dow Chemical Company and DTE Energy.

    Dr. Shaw contributes a deep understanding of human resources management, executive compensation, information technology, communications, public relations, environment, health and safety management, procurement and diversity.

    Contingent upon, and effective as of the completion of the spin-off, the Board of Directors for SPX Corporation, including committee assignments, is shown in the table below.

    Committee Assignments --------------------- Board Member Compensation Nominating Audit & Governance --- ---------- Patrick O'Leary Former EVP and CFO of SPX Corporation for 16 years (non-executive Chairman) ----------------------- David Roberts Chairman, President and CEO of Chair X X Carlisle Companies --- ------------------ Ruth Shaw Former President and CEO, Duke Power Company X Chair X --------- -------------------------------------------- --- ----- --- Rick Puckett EVP, CFO and CAO of X X Chair Snyder's Lance, Inc. --- -------------------- Tana Utley VP, Large Power Systems X Division of Caterpillar Inc. --- ---------------------------- Chris Kearney Chairman, President and CEO of SPX FLOW, Inc. --- -------------- Gene Lowe President and CEO of SPX Corporation --------- ------------------------------------

    About the "NEW" SPX Corporation (remaining company): Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, following the spin-off of its FLOW business, the "NEW" SPX Corporation will be a leading supplier of highly engineered HVAC products, detection and measurement technologies and power equipment. The "NEW" SPX Corporation is expected to have approximately $2 billion in annual revenues and approximately 6,000 employees worldwide. Following the spinoff of its FLOW business, SPX Corporation will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under a new ticker symbol, "SPXC". For more information, please visit www.spx.com.

    About SPX FLOW, Inc. (spinoff company): Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX FLOW, Inc. is a leading global supplier of highly engineered flow components, process equipment and turn-key systems, along with the related aftermarket parts and serves, into the food and beverage, power and energy and industrial end markets. SPX FLOW, Inc. is expected to have approximately $2.5 billion in annual revenues and approximately 8,000 employees with operations in over 35 countries and sales in over 150 countries around the world. Following the spinoff, SPX FLOW, Inc. will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FLOW". For more information and the most recent Form 10 filing, please visit www.spx.com.

    Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Please read this press release in conjunction with the company's documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's annual reports on Form 10-K, and any amendments thereto, and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These filings identify important risk factors and other uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from these statements. The words "believe", "expect," "anticipate," "project" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release, and SPX disclaims any responsibility to update or revise such statements.

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    From Elementary School to College - Northrop Grumman Devotes Summer to Help Build Tomorrow's Cyber WorkforceSTEM initiatives impact hundreds of students

    FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the critical need for experienced cyber professionals requires year-round attention, Northrop Grumman Corporation supported numerous activities this summer aimed at exciting and motivating youth to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

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    Activities ranged from sold-out cyber camps and on-the-job training for high school and college interns to the launch of the Elementary School Education Initiative - a component of the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education program, created by the Air Force Association and presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Additionally, Northrop Grumman again hired student interns in the United Kingdom where the company provides important cyber business work for the UK Government.

    "Cybersecurity is not just a fall sport," said Diane Miller, director, CyberPatriot programs and director, InfoSec operations and cyber initiatives, Northrop Grumman. "Given the critical need for qualified cyber talent, we're keeping the momentum going globally through fun, hands-on learning opportunities that will get youth excited about a career in this dynamic field."

    Northrop Grumman partnered with local universities, high schools, and established youth camps nationwide to conduct week-long cyber STEM camps from June-August in Aurora and Colorado Springs, Colorado, Chantilly, Virginia and West Virginia. Camps in Colorado also featured learning opportunities in clean energy technologies, biomedical engineering, rocketry and robotics.

    Camp curriculums were based on the CyberPatriot Program and were conducted in a workshop fashion culminating in a cybersecurity grand challenge, which pitted teams against each other to identify vulnerabilities and protect networks from attack. These camps were complemented by the CyberPatriot summer camp program initiative, which hosted 20 camps nationwide this summer.

    Offering real-world experience for CyberPatriots was on tap at Northrop Grumman, who hired more than 40 cyber interns to work with professionals to defend networks and learn the global security implications of their work. Many students even supported the summer camps to share their experiences.

    "This experience not only advances technical know-how, but also promotes ethics, leadership, teamwork, and communications skills that are foundational to success. Between the Northrop Grumman initiatives and our lead role on CyberPatriot, we made an impact on hundreds of students this summer," said Miller.

    One of the most critical programs launched this summer was the CyberPatriot Elementary School Education Initiative. This initiative includes several interactive modules designed to excite K-6 students about computers and teach them basic practices for staying safe online.

    In addition to CyberPatriot, Northrop Grumman is also sponsoring the U.K. version of the competition known as the CyberCenturion Competition. Registration is underway for both events through the fall.

    Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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    SiriusXM Announces Extensive Coverage of College Football's Opening WeekMost abundant schedule to date showcases more than 60 games Sept. 3-7SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel adds Lou Holtz, Brady Hoke, Butch Davis and Matt Leinart to roster, joining returning analysts Tim Brown, Eddie George, Brad Hopkins, Greg McElroy, Kirk Morrison, Rick Neuheisel, Houston Nutt, Phil Savage, Gino Torretta and others

    NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will offer subscribers its most extensive play-by-play schedule to date for college football's opening week, showcasing more than 60 live games from September 3-7.

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    The Week 1 schedule features every team from the Associated Press Top 25 poll, and is highlighted by #20 Wisconsin at #3 Alabama, Texas at #11 Notre Dame, #1 Ohio State at Virginia Tech and many more. For the full schedule of opening week games on SiriusXM, go to www.siriusxm.com/collegefootballschedule.

    Throughout the season, SiriusXM's extensive college sports coverage will feature dozens of college football games each week from the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, American Athletic and Mountain West conferences, plus Notre Dame, Army, Navy, and more.

    In addition to live play-by-play, SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 84 on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com) offers the most extensive college football coverage available on radio with daily news and analysis of teams and conferences across the country.

    SiriusXM College Sports Nation boasts a team of expert hosts that features Heisman Trophy winners, National Championship winners, and former star players and coaches. New to the roster this year is legendary coach Lou Holtz, who will host The Playbook every Friday (1:00-4:00 pm ET) and the SiriusXM College Football Tailgate Show every Saturday (9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET); former head coach Brady Hoke, who will be on College Sports Today every Tuesday and Thursday (4:00-7:00 pm ET); Heisman Trophy-winner Matt Leinart, who will host College Sports Today every Monday (4:00-7:00 pm ET); and former head coach Butch Davis, who will host The Playbook every Monday and Tuesday (1:00-4:00 pm ET).

    They join returning analysts Tim Brown, Eddie George, Brad Hopkins, Greg McElroy, Kirk Morrison, Rick Neuheisel, Houston Nutt, Gino Torretta and Phil Savage; as well as hosts Jack Arute, Rachel Baribeau, Chris Childers, Braden Gall, Mark Packer, Chris Spatola, Andy Staples and Taylor Zarzour.

    During the 2015 season, SiriusXM College Sports Nation will also offer weekly one-on-one interviews with several head coaches including: Gary Patterson of #2 TCU, Mark Helfrich of #7 Oregon, Jimbo Fisher of #10 Florida State, Dabo Swinney of #12 Clemson and Les Miles of #14 LSU.

    For more info on SiriusXM's college sports programming, visit www.siriusxm.com/collegesports. Follow the SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel on Twitter @SiriusXMCollege.

    About SiriusXM

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 28.4 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic(TM), SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic(R), NavWeather(TM), SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine(TM), Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation(TM), and XMWX Marine(TM). SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

    On social media, join the SiriusXM community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. To view and download SiriusXM logos and artwork, please visit SiriusXM.com/LogosAndPhotos.

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    The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: our competitive position versus other radio and audio service providers; our ability to attract and retain subscribers, which is uncertain; our dependence upon the auto industry; general economic conditions; changes in consumer protection laws and their enforcement; the security of the personal information about our customers; other existing or future government laws and regulations could harm our business; failure of our satellites would significantly damage our business; the interruption or failure of our information technology and communications systems; royalties we pay for music rights, which increase over time; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; our failure to realize benefits of acquisitions or other strategic initiatives; rapid technological and industry changes; failure of third parties to perform; failure to comply with FCC requirements; modifications to our business plans; our indebtedness; and our principal stockholder has significant influence over our management and over actions requiring stockholder approval and its interests may differ from interests of other holders of our common stock. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

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    Yates Construction Selects Textura's CPM Solution to Improve Subcontractor Payment Management

    Large General Contractor Sees Process Efficiencies, Compliance Benefits from Textura's Online Collaboration Technology

    CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura((R)) Corporation , a leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that full-service general contractor Yates Construction has selected Textura's Construction Payment Management(TM) (CPM((R))) solution to drive efficiencies in the company's subcontractor payment and compliance processes.

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    Philadelphia, Miss.-based Yates Construction's portfolio of projects spans multiple sectors from entertainment and gaming to manufacturing and retail. Its parent, The Yates Companies, Inc., recently ranked No. 25 on Engineering News-Record's 2015 "ENR 400" list of the largest general contractors, based on total revenues of $2.42 billion in 2014.

    "We saw in Textura-CPM a great opportunity to significantly improve our subcontractor payment process, including gaining efficiencies and enhancing our compliance management activities," said Brandon Dunn, Chief Financial Officer at Yates Construction.

    A web-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, Textura-CPM(TM) electronically integrates all construction payment management processes -- including billing, lien waiver collection, progress claims, statutory declarations, sub-tier waivers, compliance management and electronic payments -- into a seamless online workflow that facilitates collaboration across project participants.

    Yates Construction is using CPM to improve the speed and accuracy of its pay application collection process, automating and streamlining what have historically been labor-intensive, manual activities. In addition, CPM's integration with the general contractor's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution creates further efficiencies by enabling a seamless flow of payment data between Yates Construction's financial systems.

    CPM also gives subcontractors greater visibility into their compliance status, helping to resolve any issues much more quickly and easily, Dunn said. And Textura's payment management solution enables Yates Construction to improve tracking and collection of lien waivers, including sub-tier waivers, he noted.

    "We are thrilled to welcome Yates Construction to the growing number of leading general contractors that have selected Textura-CPM to transform their payment processes," said Mike Antis, Executive Vice President of Client Services, Textura Corporation. "We look forward to a lasting partnership that yields benefits for Yates Construction, as well as its clients and subcontractors, across its growing portfolio of projects."

    About Yates Construction
    W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, incorporated in 1964, is one of the nation's largest privately held construction companies providing general construction, at-risk construction management, design-build, preconstruction and specialized turnkey services from multiple locations throughout North America. www.wgyates.com

    About Textura
    Textura is a leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle - from takeoff, estimating, design, pre-qualification and bid management to submittals, field management, performance management, LEED management and payment. With award-winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com

    Contact:
    Emily Ries, Textura Marketing
    emily.ries@texturacorp.com
    847-457-6536

    Investor contact:
    Annie Leschin, StreetSmart IR
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    Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Ansley and Vicki Riedel Honored for Fighting Childhood CancerAflac Praises Heroic Trio While Celebrating $100 Million in Contributions to the Aflac Cancer Center

    ATLANTA, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States, today honored three heroes who have left a giant footprint in the fight against childhood cancer. At the same time, the company celebrated a major milestone, exceeding the $100 million mark in contributions to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a nationally renowned children's cancer facility.

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    The three honorees, nationally recognized comedian, author and television personality, Jeff Foxworthy, Ansley Riedel, a nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta who was treated at the Aflac Cancer Center as a child and Ansley's mother Vicki Riedel who successfully petitioned Aflac to sponsor the Aflac Cancer Center in 1995, saw their footprints added to the Duckprints Wall of Fame at the Aflac Cancer Center. The event was hosted by national television sports commentator Ernie Johnson, Jr., himself a cancer survivor.

    "It is an absolute fact that all the Aflac Cancer Center has become, and all it has come to mean to our Aflac family, the families we treat and its position as a national leader in the fight against childhood cancer, began with one tiny footprint - that of a 10-month-old baby girl diagnosed with an aggressive form of adult leukemia," Aflac Foundation President Kathelen Amos said. "After Ansley's treatment, the passion that drove her mother Vicki to work for more resources, more hope and more cures led her to Aflac's door, creating a partnership that began in 1995 that we celebrate today."

    Mrs. Amos continued, "The vision and leadership of Dr. Bill Woods and the enthusiastic financial support of so many people, including public figures with caring hearts, like Jeff Foxworthy, have raised awareness and have continued to move the needle every day toward better outcomes, better care and better science. As we celebrate multiple milestones today, that of 20 years and raising $100 million, there are no finer people to honor than these three, who continue to play an important part in the amazing story of the Aflac Cancer Center."

    According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate for childhood cancer today exceeds 80 percent compared to less than 60 percent in the mid-1970s. And while cancer remains the most prevalent cause of death by disease for children, only a small percentage of government cancer funding goes toward childhood cancer.

    "Our employees and agents across the nation understand the need to remain vigilant against childhood cancer, which is why in the past 20 years the Aflac Cancer Center has become a big part of who we are as a company," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "The entire Aflac team embraces our mission to eradicate childhood cancer. There is more work to be done, but each and every day we inch closer to defeating this disease once and for all."

    "It would be hard to imagine where we would be without the support of our Aflac family and people like the heroes we celebrate today," said Aflac Cancer Center Director Emeritus and 2013 Duckprints Awardee William G. Woods, M.D. "Our goal is to someday see each of our children celebrate happy lives with families of their own. We are getting there, and with continued dedication like what we are celebrating today, I am confident that the day will come when we will claim victory."

    Each month, Aflac's independent sales associates contribute from their commission checks to the Aflac Cancer Center. Due in large part to this steady stream of research and treatment-related funding by Aflac agents, the center is currently recognized by U.S. News and World Report among the top 10 of pediatric cancer programs in America.

    "You don't have to be smarter than a fifth-grader to understand why we need to put an end to childhood cancer," Foxworthy said. "You just have to come to a place like the Aflac Cancer Center and see for yourself the true meaning of courage. I am humbled by this award and by the opportunity to stand with people like Ansley and Vicki, who have paid it forward by dedicating their lives to helping others."

    In addition to conducting Duckprints celebrations across the nation, Aflac is calling on unsung heroes across America to become active in the cause. The company is donating $2 for any Duckprints-related social actions taken on social media, including:

    Twitter - $2 for any tweet using the hashtag #Duckprints or for retweets of Duckprints-related tweets.
    Facebook - $2 for any share of specific posts related to Duckprints or using #Duckprints.
    YouTube - $2 per view of the Duckprints videos on YouTube.
    Instagram - $2 for every post using the hashtag #Duckprints.

    Aflac also created a website (aflacduckprints.com) that enables users to nominate unsung heroes in their community who have made a difference in the lives of children and families facing cancer. People can follow the Aflac Duck on his journey to hospitals around the country honoring those who have made a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. In addition, merchandise such as plush Aflac ducks and Duckprints-related T-shirts, slippers and other items will be available for purchase at aflacduckprints.com, with all of the net proceeds going toward the treatment and research of childhood cancer.

    About Duckprints Award recipient Jeff Foxworthy
    Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of more than 26 books. In 2014, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Widely known for his redneck jokes, Foxworthy goes well beyond that in his act, exploring the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain's.

    Foxworthy will once again be hosting the Fox television game show "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" when the show makes its return to prime time in 2015. In addition, Jeff has his own comedy channel "Jeff and Larry's Comedy Roundup" on SiriusXM. The channel is a partnership with SiriusXM and Larry The Cable Guy. It will showcase the best in great American comedy. You'll hear hilarious material from this dynamic duo as well as comedy from comedians who are some of their personal favorites.

    Foxworthy has dedicated his time and services to the fight against childhood cancer. He has done extensive voiceover work with CURE Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families, and with Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of Georgia's children with cancer and their families through year-round recreational, educational and support programs. He is closely involved with the Duke University Children's Hospital in Durham, which specializes in treating children with cancer, helping the hospital in raising funds for cancer treatment.

    Foxworthy is also a New York Times best-selling children's book author and entrepreneur, having created his own company, Foxworthy Outdoors, which has a line of products related to outdoor living.

    About Aflac Duckprints Award recipients Ansley and Vicki Riedel
    In 1988, at just 10 months old, Atlanta native Ansley Riedel, now 27, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. She immediately began radiation and chemotherapy, undergoing treatment until she was a little older than 3-and-a-half years old. Then, after receiving a second bone marrow transplant from her then 4-month-old baby brother in July 1991, Riedel reached the goal that every cancer patient hopes to achieve: remission.

    Today, Ansley is an accomplished musician, equestrian and a registered nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston on the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center floor.

    After witnessing her daughter's battle to defeat children's cancer, Vicki Riedel, who had left her position as a fundraiser at the Atlanta Symphony to help raise money at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, approached Aflac in the spring of 1995 seeking a donation of $25,000 to help make some upgrades to the floor where children were being treated for cancer. In exchange, Aflac was offered the rights to affix its name on one of the rooms at the hospital. Aflac Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos responded by offering $3 million and renaming the center as the Aflac Cancer Center, which today is ranked as a top-10 children's cancer facility in the nation. Since 1995, Aflac has contributed more than $100 million to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

    About Aflac
    When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site. Through its trailblazing One Day Pay(SM) initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is a leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For nine consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2015, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 17th consecutive year. Also, in 2015, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 14th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health category. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day Pay(SM), visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.

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    Analyst and investor contact - Robin Y. Wilkey, 706.596.3264 or 800.235.2667, FAX: 706.324.6330, or rwilkey@aflac.com

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    D+H Connections Conference: Focus on Innovation Takes Center Stage

    Keynote Addresses Strategies to Confront Industry Disruptions and Major D+H Investments in People, Datacenter Infrastructure and its Solution Portfolio

    LAKE MARY, FL, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - DH Corporation ("D+H") , a leading provider of technology solutions to domestic and global financial institutions, today announced more than 1,600 leaders from financial institutions, alliance partners, consulting firms and financial media have gathered with its own leadership at this year's D+H Connections conference in San Diego. Revealed in a keynote address led by D+H executives were strategies to confront industry disruptions - such as Millennial and consumer banking expectations, marketplace lenders and financial regulations - and announcements about D+H's recent investments in people, datacenter infrastructure and its solution portfolio.

    D+H CEO Gerrard Schmid kicked off the conference by discussing the impact of innovation on the financial services sector. "Take driverless cars as an example," said Schmid. "Billions of dollars are being spent to develop autonomous vehicles. Goldman Sachs predicts 2017 to be a watershed year for autonomous car technology, and they expect this movement to be led by Google, not an automaker. This trend has important long-term consequences for any financial institution engaged in auto lending. Will people even own cars or simply order one on-demand via an app? And who will they turn to for their auto loans?" he questioned. Schmid reminded clients that innovation and new technologies are shifting consumer expectations and driving demands for new standards of convenience. "This is why we see more of our clients focused on the customer journey, building loyalty and leveraging technology to do what's right for their customers or members."

    The D+H leadership team went on to explain the company's strategy to help their clients grow and compete effectively in a world of continuing change and innovation. "We've promised our clients product innovation because that's what banks, credit unions and governments have trusted us to deliver for 140 years," said Sanjiv Waghmare, chief product officer of D+H's U.S. Lending and Integrated Core Solutions business. "But most importantly, we've promised solutions that enable our clients to deliver the best experiences to the people who matter most - their customers."

    Over the past 12 months, D+H has made significant investments to strengthen and expand its product portfolio. The company's increased capital spend on product enhancements and additions has already resulted in two new products, Consumerbot((TM)) and Mobile Banking App, introduced earlier this year, with Depositbot((TM)) scheduled for later this year; 40 new integrations between D+H solutions and with strategic partner products; and estimates of more than 10,000 hours per month dedicated towards compliance work. Further, D+H has partnered with industry leading organizations like Malauzai Software, Inc. to expand its channel delivery solutions; CUNA Mutual Group to enhance its mortgage offering; and acquired Fundtech, a global leader in payment and transaction banking solutions.

    "As a trusted FinTech provider to nearly 8,000 financial institutions, we must continue evolving to deliver on our simple mission to 'Help clients grow. Every day'," said Bill Neville, president of D+H's U.S. Lending and Integrated Core Solutions business. "Our clients increasingly depend on us to meet their customers' expectations for simplicity, convenience and consistency. As just one example, clients rely on D+H to process more than 113,500 mortgage applications, 136 million Internet banking transactions and almost half a million bank statements for their customers - in just one month. We take that commitment to clients and their customers very seriously. That's why we continue to invest in our products and partnerships. It's why we've doubled down on our information security, compute and networking platforms. And, it's why D+H hired more than 650 people globally from the market's most innovative companies in the last year. We're excited that Connections presents an opportunity to share the results of this progress, and our continued efforts, with clients."

    To learn more about Connections 2015 or engage with us throughout the event, follow us on Twitter @dhusacorp and reference #DHConnections.

    About D+H
    D+H is a leading financial technology provider the world's financial institutions rely on every day to help them grow and succeed. Our lending, payments, enterprise and global transaction banking solutions are trusted by nearly 8,000 banks, specialty lenders, community banks, credit unions, governments and corporations. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, D+H has more than 5,500 employees worldwide who are passionate about partnering with clients to create forward-thinking solutions that fit their needs. With annual revenues of more than $1 billion, D+H is recognized as one of the world's top FinTech companies on IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings and American Banker's FinTech Forward ranking. For more information, visit www.dh.com.

    DH Corporation

    CONTACT: Media Contact
    Chanelle Kasik for D+H
    +1.646.428.0615
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    Inovalon Completes Previously Announced Acquisition of AvalereCompany launches strategic expansion into Pharma and Life Sciences

    BOWIE, Md., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon , a leading technology company providing advanced, cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Avalere Health, Inc. All customary closing conditions have been satisfied and antitrust clearance has been received.

    The addition of Avalere, with its more than 200 pharma/life sciences clients, is expected to significantly expand Inovalon's leadership in the broader healthcare marketplace and enables the company to expand its industry leading capabilities into an expansive adjacent market. Based in Washington, D.C., Avalere is a leading provider of data-driven advisory services and business intelligence solutions whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems.

    Supplemental Information

    For more information regarding Inovalon's acquisition of Avalere, including certain expected benefits of the proposed transaction, a corporate fact sheet on this acquisition had been posted in the Investors section of Inovalon's website located at www.inovalon.com.

    About Avalere

    Avalere is a vibrant community of innovative thinkers dedicated to solving the challenges of the healthcare system. Working as a trusted thought-leader and partner to the senior leadership of more than 200 pharma/life sciences clients, as well as an extensive array of payor, provider, and research institutions, we deliver a comprehensive perspective, compelling substance, and creative solutions to help our clients make better business decisions. We partner with stakeholders from across healthcare to help improve care delivery through better data, insights, and strategies. With breakthrough business intelligence tools and programs, we empower business leaders to take action.

    About Inovalon

    Inovalon is a leading technology company that combines advanced cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to achieve meaningful insight and impact in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization, and financial performance across the healthcare landscape. Inovalon's unique achievement of value is delivered through the effective progression of Turning Data into Insight, and Insight into Action((R)). Large proprietary datasets, advanced integration technologies, sophisticated predictive analytics, data-driven intervention platforms, and deep subject matter expertise deliver a seamless, end-to-end capability that brings the benefits of big data and large-scale analytics to the point of care. Driven by data, Inovalon uniquely identifies gaps in care, quality, data integrity, and financial performance - while bringing to bear the unique capabilities to resolve them. Providing technology that supports hundreds of healthcare organizations in 98.2% of U.S. counties and Puerto Rico, Inovalon's cloud-based analytical and data-driven intervention platforms are informed by data pertaining to more than 769,000 physicians, 261,000 clinical facilities, and more than 123 million Americans providing a powerful solution suite that drives high-value impact, improving quality and economics for health plans, ACOs, hospitals, physicians, consumers and pharma/life-sciences researchers. For more information, visit www.inovalon.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of, and intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical fact, including but not limited to statements regarding future results of operations and financial position, business strategy and plans, market growth, and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, strategies and business plans and expectations regarding future results. Inovalon has based these forward-looking statements largely on current expectations and projections about future events and trends that may affect financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives, and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, which could cause the future events and trends discussed in this press release not to occur and could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. The Company is under no duty to, and disclaims any obligation to, update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this press release or conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as required by law.

    Contacts:

    Inovalon
    Kim E. Collins
    4321 Collington Road
    Bowie, Maryland 20716
    Phone: 301-809-4000
    kimecollins@inovalon.com

    Greenough, on behalf of Inovalon
    Andrea LePain
    Phone: 617-275-6526
    alepain@greenoughcom.com

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




    Jive Software To Present At The Citi Global Technology Conference

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. , the world's leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business, today announced that Bryan LeBlanc, chief financial officer, will present at:

    --  The Citi Global Technology Conference to be held at The Hilton New York
    Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 1:15 p.m. ET.
    

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    An audio webcast of the presentation, as well as the replay, will be available on the Investor Relations section of Jive's website at http://investors.jivesoftware.com/.

    About Jive Software
    Jive is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry's top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together. More information can be found at www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog.

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    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Brian Denyeau, ICR, (646) 277-1251,
    brian.denyeau@icrinc.com; Media Contact: Jason Khoury, Jive Software, (650)
    847-8308, jason.khoury@jivesoftware.com

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




    EMC XtremIO Achieves $1 Billion in Aggregate Bookings

    HOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

    News Summary:

    --  XtremIO achieves $1 billion in aggregate bookings in just six quarters
    on the market
    --  Market-leading all flash array amasses over 1,750 customers, including
    60% of the Fortune 100 and 47% of the Fortune 200
    

    Interact with EMC Online:

    --  Follow @EMCCorp, @EMCXtremIO
    --  Read XtremIO perspective on the XtremIO Blog:
    --  "From Zero to a Billion in 588 Days - XtremIO Enters the Enterprise
    Computing Record Books"
    --  More information on the XtremIO all flash array
    --  Connect with EMC via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and
    SocialSphere
    

    Full Story:

    EMC Corporation announced the EMC((R)) XtremIO((TM)) all flash array business has achieved $1 billion in aggregate bookings in just over 18 months since its commercial market debut, making it, quite possibly, the fastest-growing product in EMC's 36-year history.

    As reported in EMC's second quarter 2015 earnings, XtremIO revenue growth exceeded 300% year over year, and remains the all-flash array market segment leader.

    About EMC

    EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

    EMC and XtremIO are trademarks or registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.


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    EMC Corporation

    CONTACT: Kevin Kempskie, +1.508-293-7642, kevin.kempskie@emc.com

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




    Konica Minolta Launches New CR System with Low-Cost Upgrade Path to DR

    WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced today the new SIGMA II CS-7s Computed Radiography (CR) system, designed to deliver enterprise level imaging to community hospitals, clinics and private practices. By utilizing the same Control Station as the Konica Minolta AeroDR wireless flat panel detector, economic value is assured with an upgrade path from CR to DR. The SIGMA II CS-7s CR system provides fast patient imaging to help improve workflow with unparalleled reliability and high capacity to help maximize patient outcomes, productivity and return on investment.

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    With the easy to use CS-7s Control Station, users can consistently attain superb image quality with Konica Minolta's unique Hybrid Premium Imaging Processing Algorithm. The SIGMA II CS-7s delivers high quality images that enhance clinical confidence and fulfill even the most demanding patient needs. Standard features such as modality worklist, multi-patient/trauma software, and web-link capabilities all help improve workflow.

    "The SIGMA II CS-7s brings together fast, high quality imaging with advanced functionality that offers the flexibility needed in today's changing healthcare marketplace," says Ron Batory, Product Marketing Manager, CR and Conventional Imaging. "It delivers the performance they need for today while preserving their investment for tomorrow."

    The SIGMA II CS-7s CR system includes the REGIUS SIGMA II reader, the CS-7s Control Station and two 14" x 17" plates. Whether users stay with CR or move to DR in the future, Konica Minolta's CS-7 Control Station platform provides complete flexibility so facilities can make that choice when ready.

    About Konica Minolta Medical Imaging

    Konica Minolta Medical Imaging is a world class provider and market leader in medical diagnostic primary imaging. With over 75 years of endless innovation, Konica Minolta is globally recognized as a leader providing cutting-edge technologies and comprehensive support aimed at providing real solutions to meet customer's needs. Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, headquartered in Wayne, NJ, is a unit of Konica Minolta, Inc. . For more information on Konica Minolta Primary Imaging Solutions, please visit www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa.

    Company name KONICA MINOLTA, INC. ------------ -------------------- Headquarters JP TOWER, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan ------------ ---------------------------- Founded December 1936 ------- ------------- FY 2014 Revenue $8.5 Billion ---------------- ------------ Number of employees Approx. 41,600 (2015) ------------------- -------------------- Business Lines The Konica Minolta Group operates in sectors ranging from business technologies, where our products are typified by MFPs (multi- functional peripherals), and Industrial Business (former Optics Business), where our products include pickup lenses for optical disks, and TAC film, a key material used in LCD panels, to healthcare, where we make digital X-ray diagnostic imaging systems. ---

    Contact:
    Dennis Puccio
    Konica Minolta Medical Imaging
    973-633-1500
    www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa

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    PR Newswire and MultiVu 'Create Demand' at Content Marketing World 2015Join us at #CMWorld in booth #70 for conversations about content promotion, multimedia and a chance to win a GoPro

    CLEVELAND, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To be successful, content marketing must create demand. Along with educating a targeted audience and generating brand awareness, truly effective content inspires buyer interest in a company's product or service. To do that, though, brands must shift their focus to producing content that inspires action.

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    At this year's Content Marketing World in Cleveland, PR Newswire and MultiVu will spotlight the roles that video and content promotion play in creating demand for your brand.

    Stop by booth #70 for great giveaways and a chance to win a GoPro. CMW attendees can also learn from MultiVu representatives about how to get 15 seconds of finished video.

    "Video has proven to be one of the most effective forms of content marketing," states Kevin West, Senior Vice President at PR Newswire/MultiVu. "Video has engagement capabilities across almost all platforms, and is an indispensable tool for creating demand. MultiVu is excited to partner with all Content Marketing World attendees to help them show their stories."

    Representatives from PR Newswire and MultiVu will be available to discuss the ways brands can create demand through expert approaches to content marketing and promotion.

    PR Newswire is also partnering with Marcus Thomas LLC to host an executive cocktail reception on Tuesday, September 8 from 6-8 p.m. The limited engagement will feature presentations from content marketing author Rebecca Lieb and Senior Vice President of Marketing at PR Newswire Ken Wincko.

    For more information on the reception or PR Newswire's and MultiVu's plans for Content Marketing World, please email events@prnewswire.com.

    About PR Newswire
    PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content -- from rich media to online video to multimedia -- and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

    Media Contact:
    Victoria Harres
    Vice President, Strategic Communications & Content
    victoria.harres@prnewswire.com
    201-360-6882

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    Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Starshade's Ability to Identify Celestial Objects with Successful Tests at McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope in Arizona

    REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman engineers and astronomers demonstrated the ability of a petal-shaped starshade to clearly see celestial objects during two, weeklong series of engineering tests on Kitt Peak at the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope. This was the first time a starshade was tested against actual astronomical objects.

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    The team experimented with three different starshade designs, a circular shape and two petal-shaped designs. The petal-shaped designs demonstrated superior performance, allowing the team to clearly view objects surrounding Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and the stars Sirius and Vega.

    "The physics of the circular shape have been known for years," said Steve Warwick, systems engineer, test lead, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "We were amazed at just how effectively the petal-shaped starshade design canceled the light coming from very bright planets and bright stars. These tests added considerably to our engineering knowledge and opened the possibility that the McMath starshade demonstration can collect scientifically important data that might not be attainable any other way."

    The starshade is a free-flying occulter intended to fly thousands of kilometers in front of a space telescope and block out the light of a nearby star, enabling astronomers to directly see planets surrounding the stars. The technology is specifically intended to detect Earth-like planets.

    The 2.1 meter heliostat mirror at McMath-Pierce is conducive for starshade research as it provides distance between the starshade and the imaging telescope while tracking stars and planets to the accuracies required for long exposure times. McMath-Pierce is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    "Starshade is one of the many innovative and exciting projects we are developing to advance human discoveries in space," said Gabe Watson, vice president, sensing systems Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "The opportunity associated with using a starshade to detect Earth-like planets around other stars motivates us to pursue this technology. And we're seeing solid results."

    Northrop Grumman has been working on the starshade, associated engineering and enabling technologies since 2004. The company performed tests in the Nevada desert in 2014 and 2015 using an LED as the star source - but the tests at McMath represent the first substantial times the starshade was tested against celestial bodies.

    Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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    CONTACT: Sally Koris, 310-812-4721 office, 310-567-5279 mobile,
    sally.koris@ngc.com

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




    From Elementary School to College - Northrop Grumman Devotes Summer to Help Build Tomorrow's Cyber Workforce

    STEM initiatives impact hundreds of students

    FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the critical need for experienced cyber professionals requires year-round attention, Northrop Grumman Corporation supported numerous activities this summer aimed at exciting and motivating youth to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

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    Activities ranged from sold-out cyber camps and on-the-job training for high school and college interns to the launch of the Elementary School Education Initiative - a component of the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education program [http://www.uscyberpatriot.org/], created by the Air Force Association and presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation [http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Pages/CyberPatriot.aspx]. Additionally, Northrop Grumman again hired student interns in the United Kingdom where the company provides important cyber business work for the UK Government.

    "Cybersecurity is not just a fall sport," said Diane Miller, director, CyberPatriot programs and director, InfoSec operations and cyber initiatives, Northrop Grumman. "Given the critical need for qualified cyber talent, we're keeping the momentum going globally through fun, hands-on learning opportunities that will get youth excited about a career in this dynamic field."

    Northrop Grumman partnered with local universities, high schools, and established youth camps nationwide to conduct week-long cyber STEM camps from June-August in Aurora and Colorado Springs, Colorado, Chantilly, Virginia and West Virginia. Camps in Colorado also featured learning opportunities in clean energy technologies, biomedical engineering, rocketry and robotics.

    Camp curriculums were based on the CyberPatriot Program and were conducted in a workshop fashion culminating in a cybersecurity grand challenge, which pitted teams against each other to identify vulnerabilities and protect networks from attack. These camps were complemented by the CyberPatriot summer camp program [http://www.uscyberpatriot.org/special-initiatives/afa-cybercamp-program/program-overview] initiative, which hosted 20 camps nationwide this summer.

    Offering real-world experience for CyberPatriots was on tap at Northrop Grumman, who hired more than 40 cyber interns to work with professionals to defend networks and learn the global security implications of their work. Many students even supported the summer camps to share their experiences.

    "This experience not only advances technical know-how, but also promotes ethics, leadership, teamwork, and communications skills that are foundational to success. Between the Northrop Grumman initiatives and our lead role on CyberPatriot, we made an impact on hundreds of students this summer," said Miller.

    One of the most critical programs launched this summer was the CyberPatriot Elementary School Education Initiative [http://www.uscyberpatriot.org/special-initiatives/elementary-school-cyber-education-initiative/escei-overview]. This initiative includes several interactive modules designed to excite K-6 students about computers and teach them basic practices for staying safe online.

    In addition to CyberPatriot, Northrop Grumman is also sponsoring the U.K. version of the competition known as the CyberCenturion Competition [http://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/competitors/cybercenturion/]. Registration is underway for both events through the fall.

    Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com [http://www.northropgrumman.com/] for more information.

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    CONTACT: Marynoele Benson, 703-556-1651, marynoele.benson@ngc.com /
    *Further information about locations and organizations Northrop Grumman
    partnered with for summer camps: Aurora, Colorado, where the company
    partnered with Colorado State University and Aurora Public Schools to host
    the third annual camp for approximately 140 students across the Denver
    metro area; Colorado Springs, Colorado, in partnership with the University
    of Colorado, Colorado Springs hosted the second annual camp for 50
    students; Chantilly, Virginia, where the company partnered with Chantilly
    High School (the Governor's STEM Academy) to host the fifth annual cyber
    STEM camp for 80 students; for the third consecutive year, Northrop Grumman
    developed a cyber-track for delegates at the National Youth Science Camp,
    June 19 - 21.

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




    Johnson Controls' Global Workplace Solutions business sold to CBRE GroupCompanies form long-term strategic relationship in facilities management solutions

    MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls announced today it has completed the sale of its Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business to CBRE Group for $1.475 billion. Global Workplace Solutions is one of the world's largest providers of facilities management services.

    The sale includes a 10-year strategic relationship between the two companies. Johnson Controls will be the preferred provider of HVAC equipment, building automation systems and related services to the 5 billion sq. ft. portfolio of real estate and corporate facilities managed globally by CBRE and GWS. The agreement provides Johnson Controls with new channels for its offerings and when fully operational is expected to generate up to $500 million of annual incremental revenue for the Johnson Controls Building Efficiency business.

    "The sale of Global Workplace Solutions goes beyond its transactional value, as it represents an investment by Johnson Controls to grow its core building business, at the same time forging a strategic partnership with CBRE that will deliver long-term benefits to both companies," said Alex Molinaroli, Johnson Controls CEO.

    Additionally, the companies will jointly provide $40 million over 10 years to fund a building innovation lab that will develop leading-edge energy management solutions to lower costs and enhance their clients' work environments. The joint innovation lab will evaluate, connect and leverage products, services and energy data to create value for occupiers and investors of real estate.

    CBRE will also provide Johnson Controls with a full suite of integrated corporate real estate services (including facilities management, project management and transaction services) on more than 50 million sq. ft. of Johnson Controls properties.

    The decision to sell its GWS business is part of Johnson Controls' strategy to invest in product businesses that are core to its multi-industrial portfolio and growth objectives.

    BofA Merrill Lynch acted as the financial advisor to Johnson Controls, with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz serving as legal advisor.

    About Johnson Controls:

    Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

    CONTACT: Fraser Engerman 414-524-2733 fraser.engerman@jci.com

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    Vermillion Announces Launch of New Website in Conjunction with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermillion, Inc. , a bio-analytical solutions company focused on gynecologic disease, today launched a new version of its website, www.vermillion.com, in conjunction with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month during September.

    The top enhancements include:

    --  Vermillion's new Ovarian Cancer Quiz, a tool designed to help women
    quantify symptoms, as they are one of the first indicators of a benign
    or malignant pelvic mass
    --  Web pages personalized for patients, healthcare providers and investors
    --  An evolving hub resource of educational material on pelvic masses and
    ovarian cancer risk
    

    "We're excited about our new website experience and its potential benefits to all of our stakeholders," said Valerie Palmieri, President and CEO of Vermillion. "Our primary goals with this enhanced website are leading with education and increasing awareness, and we are proud to launch our new website during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. We feel that we have a duty to educate, not just the providers about our OVA1(R) diagnostic test, but also the well women who search for information on pelvic mass disease, a disease that impacts 20 million patients in the US alone. The key to the disease is understanding the symptoms to allow early detection. We're proud to spend September increasing awareness and educational opportunities among patients and their providers. We view our new website as the first step in an active, personalized education process that we are planning in order to drive awareness for women worldwide."

    About Vermillion
    Vermillion, Inc. is dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel high-value diagnostic and bio-analytical solutions that help physicians diagnose, treat and improve gynecologic health outcomes for women. Vermillion, along with its prestigious scientific collaborators, has diagnostic programs in gynecologic disease. The company's lead diagnostic, OVA1, is a blood test for pre-surgical assessment of ovarian tumors for malignancy, using an innovative algorithmic approach. As the first FDA-cleared, protein-based In Vitro Diagnostic Multivariate Index Assay, OVA1 represents a new class of software-based diagnostics. For additional information, including published clinical trials, visit www.vermillion.com.

    About OVA1

    --  OVA1 is a proprietary FDA-cleared blood test to help physicians assess
    the risk of ovarian cancer prior to surgery and trigger the involvement
    of a specialist (gynecologic oncologist) for higher risk patients
    --  The OvaCalc((R)) proprietary algorithm combines five biomarker results
    into a single numerical "risk score" that stratifies patients into
    "higher risk" and "lower risk" when combined with clinical assessment
    --  In two pivotal clinical trials, OVA1 plus clinical impression detected
    96% of all malignancies vs. 75% for clinical impression alone. It
    subsequently reduced the number of malignancies missed from 25% to 4%, a
    reduction of 83%
    --  For early-stage cancers specifically, 31% were missed by clinical
    impression alone. This was reduced to 5% when OVA1 was added to clinical
    impression, a reduction of 85%
    --  Vermillion is currently developing a next-generation test, OVA2, which
    has an expected release in the second half of 2015, subject to FDA
    clearance
    

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Michael Wood
    LifeSci Advisors LLC
    Tel 1-646-597-6983
    mwood@lifesciadvisors.com

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    Vermillion, Inc.

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




    Synopsys Replenishes Stock Repurchase Authorization to $500 Million

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has replenished its existing stock repurchase authorization back to $500 million.

    "Synopsys is committed to our long-term operating model, a key component of which is an ongoing program of returning value to shareholders while continuing to invest in the business for future growth," said Trac Pham, chief financial officer of Synopsys. "We are pleased to be in a position to extend our share repurchase program with this new authorization, and we will continue to balance near-term returns of capital to stockholders, debt reduction and strategic investments to drive shareholder value."

    Synopsys' Board of Directors originally approved the stock repurchase program in 2002 and has periodically replenished the program as funds are spent. The program does not obligate Synopsys to acquire any particular amount of common stock, and the program may be suspended or terminated at any time at Synopsys' discretion.

    About Synopsys

    Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software(TM) partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 16th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.

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    Rightscorp to Monitor Highly Anticipated Film Release of "Lost After Dark"Shedding Light on Issues of Piracy faced by Independent Filmmakers

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of data and analytic services to support artists and owners of copyrighted property, announced today that it will be monitoring the film Lost After Dark for digital piracy and illegal downloads. This marks the first time Rightscorp has monitored for piracy prior to the actual release of a film. Lost After Dark is scheduled for a North American release on September 1, 2015 on Blu-Ray, DVD, and for VOD rentals. Although the film was pre-released for Video On Demand (VOD) sales last weekend on iTunes, Amazon, Xbox Video, PSN and Vudu, Rightscorp has already identified thousands of illegal downloads from unauthorized websites streaming the film.

    Lost After Dark, produced by Goldrush Entertainment, is a homage to the golden age of slasher films from the 80's. The story centers around a group of high-school teens that run out of gas on a deserted road and become pitted against a cannibal killer from an urban legend. It is the perfect film for classic horror fans, as well as younger audiences looking for some scary fun. Lost After Dark, directed by filmmaker Ian Kessner, has received terrific advance reviews, which would account for the large number of illegal downloads Rightscorp has identified.

    "People who pirate films are passionate about seeing them, but they have to understand that on an indie production like Lost After Dark there are many hard sacrifices. When someone pirates an indie film like ours they are actually hurting the people who made it. In addition, if the film doesn't make money, there won't be an opportunity for a sequel. At the end of the day I can only hope that whoever pirates this film will also buy a copy to support our hard work," said Ian Kessner, Director, Co-Writer, and Co-Executive Producer of Lost After Dark.

    "Most people think of illegally downloaded movies as only coming from major movie studios. The fact is, however, that all movies suffer from piracy, and the economic damage is even more detrimental for the smaller, independent producers," said Christopher Sabec, CEO of Rightscorp. "Our goal is to make people aware how illegally downloading an independent film directly damages the talented team that made the movie and inhibits the growth of their future artistic endeavors."

    About Rightscorp, Inc.

    Rightscorp (RIHT) is a leading provider of data and analytic services to support artists and owners of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP). The Company's patent pending digital loss prevention technology focuses on the infringement of rights to digital content such as music, movies, software, books and games and ensures that owners and creators are rightfully paid for their IP. Rightscorp implements existing laws to resolve copyright infringements by collecting payments from illegal file sharing activities via notifications sent through Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The Company's technology identifies copyright infringers, who are offered a reasonable settlement option in comparison to the legal liability defined in the Digital Millennium Copyrights Act (DMCA). Based on the fact that 22% of all Internet traffic is used to distribute copyrighted content without permission or compensation to the creators, Rightscorp is pursuing an estimated $2.3 billion opportunity and has monetized major media titles through relationships with industry leaders.

    http://www.rightscorp.com/

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    For further investor and media information contact:

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    SAP Unveils New Cloud Platform Services and In-Memory Innovation on Hadoop to Accelerate Digital Transformation

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To help companies transform their businesses in today's digital economy, SAP SE today announced SAP HANA Vora(TM) software, a new in-memory computing innovation for Hadoop and new capabilities planned for SAP HANA(R) Cloud Platform. These new offerings from SAP intend to help companies simplify how their businesses will run in the digital world.

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    "Our mission at SAP is to empower businesses to lead the digital transformation in their industry," said Quentin Clark, chief technology officer and member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SE. "In order to succeed in this digital transformation, companies need a platform that enables real-time business, delivers business agility, is able to scale and provides contextual awareness in a hyper-connected world. With the introduction of SAP HANA Vora and the planned new capabilities in SAP HANA Cloud Platform, we aim to enable our customers to become leaders in the digital economy."

    Creating Contextual Awareness with SAP HANA Vora
    SAP HANA Vora is a new in-memory query engine that leverages and extends the Apache Spark execution framework to provide enriched interactive analytics on Hadoop. As companies take part in their digital transformation journey, they face complex hurdles in dealing with distributed Big Data everywhere, compounded by the lack of business process awareness across enterprise apps, analytics, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) sources.

    SAP HANA Vora helps to extend in-memory computing innovation from SAP to distributed data and provides OLAP-like analytics with a business semantic understanding of data in and around the Hadoop ecosystem. Companies can enhance their decision-making with full understanding of their business activities in context with SAP HANA Vora. Data access also can become democratized for data scientists and developers, making it easier to mashup corporate and Hadoop data together to discover answers to unknown questions.

    SAP HANA Vora is planned to help benefit customers in various industries where highly interactive Big Data analytics in business process context is paramount, such as financial services, telecommunications, healthcare and manufacturing. Use case examples where SAP HANA Vora can potentially benefit customers include:

    --  Mitigate risk and fraud by detecting new anomalies in financial
    transactions and customer history data
    --  Optimize telecommunication bandwidth by analyzing traffic patterns to
    help avoid network bottlenecks and improve network quality of service
    (QoS).
    --  Deliver preventive maintenance and improve product re-call process by
    analyzing bill-of-material, services records and sensor data together
    

    "As part of our Big Data initiative, we currently have Hadoop and SAP HANA deployed in our enterprise IT landscape to help manage large unstructured data sets," said Aziz Safa, VP and GM, Intel IT Enterprise Applications and Application Strategy. "One of the key requirements for us is to have better analyses of Big Data, but mining these large data sets for contextual information in Hadoop is a challenge. SAP HANA Vora will provide us with the capability to conduct OLAP processing directly on these large, rich data sets all in-memory and stored in Hadoop. This will allow us to extract contextual information and then push those valuable insights back to our business."

    SAP HANA Vora is planned to be released to customers in late September; a cloud-based developer edition is planned to be available at the same time.

    Simplifying Open, Agile Business Application Development with SAP HANA Cloud Platform
    SAP HANA Cloud Platform enables rapid application development and extensibility for Software as a Service (SaaS) as well as on-premise applications. SAP also plans to expand SAP HANA Cloud Platform's ability to power digital transformation, collaboration and application development while improving time to value with more pre-delivered business apps. Highlights include:

    --  Enhanced digital connectivity: Companies can go from sensor to action
    with SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the IoT, generally available starting
    in late September. With the services, customers and partners can add
    device management, device data connectivity and bi-directional device
    data synchronization capabilities. Additionally, SAP(R) API Management
    technology powers and manages secure, enterprise-grade API connections
    to any SAP or non-SAP application. Leveraging both with SAP HANA Cloud
    Platform, customers can connect edge devices to business action, build
    extended business networks and share digital assets.
    --  Enhanced collaboration: New work patterns for the SAP Jam(TM) social
    software platform, available now, enable developers to build better,
    more collaborative apps quickly and easily with in-context information
    to get work done. Additionally, the new cloud trial of SAP HANA Cloud
    Platform gamification services aims to allow developers to quickly
    incorporate game concepts into new and existing applications with a
    workbench, software development kits (SDKs) and widgets.
    --  Enhanced mobile security: With the addition of SAP Mobile Secure
    solutions and mobile app protection, enterprises can now deploy a more
    secure mobile environment. These capabilities help enterprises simplify
    the security and management of mobile devices and applications,
    including application management and remote locking, as well as wiping
    of managed devices. Additionally, customers can easily build, configure
    and distribute mobile apps to end-users in a streamlined workflow.
    --  Pre-delivered applications: With the new cloud trial of the SAP Fiori(R)
    user experience (UX), cloud edition, it is planned that users can
    leverage a set of SAP Fiori apps to connect with their own systems to
    try the new SAP Fiori UX or extend an existing SAP Fiori app or create a
    new SAP Fiori-like app.
    --  Business services: SAP is providing cloud trial access to business
    services, which aims to encapsulate best-practice business functions and
    expose these functions as APIs. These business services are intended to
    be quickly combined to create powerful, personalized cloud and mobile
    apps using SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
    --  SAP hybris(R) as a Service on SAP HANA Cloud Platform (public beta)
    plans to offer a wide range of diverse business developer services,
    starting with a new set of services that augment and enhance the SAP
    hybris front office, which aims to include products such as the SAP
    hybris Commerce and SAP hybris Marketing solutions and others. SAP
    hybris as a Service on SAP HANA Cloud Platform is planned to be open
    to developers, solution providers, independent software vendors
    (ISVs) and IT organizations for building their own business services
    and then offering them to customers or other developers.
    --  SAP tax calculation service (limited trial) intends to provide a tax
    determination and computation services as an API. This service also
    plans to offer global tax compliance by covering the legal aspects
    of tax computation for over 75 countries. Read more here.
    

    "As the provider of choice for real-time communications solutions for many of the world's largest companies, GENBAND has achieved rapid growth organically and through acquisition as well as through aggressive sales and marketing, so ensuring the ease of interaction with our customers is a major priority," said Darrin Whitney, CIO, GENBAND. "To continually improve customer experience and our own internal productivity processes, GENBAND chose SAP HANA Cloud Platform to help personalize our customer and partner experience. With SAP HANA Cloud Platform we improved service desk operations to meet and exceed service level agreements, reduced licensing fees and operational costs. SAP HANA Cloud Platform has definitely met our expectations."

    SAP has an established partner ecosystem that is ready to resell and provide services for customers as they transform their businesses in today's digital economy with new capabilities planned for SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP HANA Vora. Read what SAP partners, including Arvato Systems, Bluefin Solutions Inc, Capgemini, Cisco, Cloudera, CSC, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Hortonworks, In Mind, MapR Technologies and Sprinklr have to say: "Partner Quotes: SAP Accelerates Digital Transformation of Business with New Cloud Platform Services and In-Memory Innovation on Hadoop."

    To learn more, watch a video: "Enabling Customers to Lead in the Digital Economy with SAP."

    For more information, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

    About SAP
    As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 293,500 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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    Altair Semiconductor Adopts Cadence Palladium XP Platform for Advanced IoT SoC DevelopmentAltair reduces the development-cycle turnaround time by 20 percent

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that Altair Semiconductor adopted the Cadence(R) Palladium(R) XP platform for the verification and validation of its Internet of Things (IoT) system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Using the Palladium XP platform, Altair is able to conduct SoC hardware and software integration and validation three to four months ahead of silicon availability.

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    Altair utilized the Palladium XP platform to accurately model the register-transfer level (RTL) design running with software and flash memory, enabling them to capture half of all hardware and software bugs in a pre-silicon environment. This reduces the development-cycle turnaround time by 20 percent compared to their previous process. LTE software development for L1, L2 and L3 protocols was completed and verified in the hardware context three to four months before silicon availability.

    "As the Internet of Things expands beyond consumer devices to include all types of connected 'things,' high-performance, ultra-low-power silicon solutions enabling these connections become key," said Eli Zyss, vice president of Silicon Design, Altair Semiconductor. "Recently we deployed the Palladium XP platform to address the design and verification challenges of our next-generation IoT and broadband LTE silicon development. This allowed us to shorten the development cycle, improve turnaround-time, and address hardware and software issues pre-silicon."

    The Palladium XP platform, which is part of the Cadence System Development Suite, is a high-performance, special-purpose verification computing platform that unifies best-in-class simulation acceleration and emulation capabilities in a single environment. For more information on the Palladium XP platform, visit http://www.cadence.com/news/pxp.

    About Cadence

    Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products and its services is available at http://www.cadence.com.

    (C) 2015 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Cadence, the Cadence logo, and Palladium are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Verizon DBIR App for Splunk Provides Actionable Security Intelligence for Enterprises

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To help enterprises navigate and make sense of the increasingly sophisticated cyberthreat landscape, Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced the launch of its Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) app for Splunk(R) software.

    The new free downloadable app helps take the guess work out of cyberthreats by harnessing the rich historical breach intelligence gathered by Verizon's data breach investigations team over the past decade and making it actionable with Splunk security analytics software.

    Based on near real-time information, the DBIR app for Splunk allows organizations to use Splunk software to gain business insights and operational intelligence using analytics to correlate machine data and network traffic, proactively monitor and detect anomalies, create alerts, and quickly search and investigate threats.

    Verizon's robust DBIR dataset now includes more than 10 years of data, compromising more than 8,000 breaches and nearly 195,000 security incidents. The 2015 report features data from 70 organizations, including Verizon.

    "The DBIR app for Splunk underscores our focus on delivering best-in-class analytics for our clients," said Chris Formant, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "By leveraging this app, Verizon is strengthening the tools it provides clients to fight back against the multitude of cyberthreats facing the enterprise today."

    With the DBIR app for Splunk, enterprises can use a variety of dashboard views that offer specific recommendations for credentialing use, phishing and malware. The app helps organizations:

    --  Track authentication
    --  Detect credential-based lateral movement
    --  Log impossible journey VPN connection
    --  Flag potential exfiltration through email
    --  Identify vulnerable systems
    

    "The DBIR is an important report for the community, focusing on the trends of the modern threat landscape derived from analyzing thousands of real-world attacks," said Haiyan Song, senior vice president, security markets, Splunk. "By working together, we have operationalized the insights from the DBIR for the community to allow organizations a greater level of visibility to address and prevent security risks."

    "Much like the DBIR, we are making this app available as a public service for the security community to help improve cyberintelligence," said Mike Denning, vice president of Global Security for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "By coupling Verizon's in-depth, real-world breach data with Splunk's powerful data analysis software, our customers gain the actionable intelligence needed to advance their cybersecurity measures and better secure their data."

    Recently awarded the 2015 New Product Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan, Research Director, Information & Network Security Frank Dickson said, "The DBIR application is genius. Verizon Enterprise Solutions created an easy-to-implement and user-friendly application that applies rich and unparalleled real-world breach research to an organization's unique network environment. The result is actionable intelligence that can make measurable and tangible improvements to an organization's cyber security posture."

    Visit Verizon's Security portfolio to learn more about its applied intelligence products and capabilities that leverage best-in-class analytics to deliver strong protection for enterprises.

    Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps clients improve customer experience, drive growth and business performance and manage risk. With industry-specific solutions provided over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking, Internet of Things and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit www.verizonenterprise.com to learn more.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, employs a diverse workforce of 178,500 and generated more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 109.5 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

    Verizon Enterprise Online News Room: News releases, blog posts, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon Enterprise Solutions News & Insights (news.verizonenterprise.com). News from Verizon Enterprise Solutions is also available through an RSS feed at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/rss-options/.

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