Companies news of 2017-01-05 (page 1)

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  • MySize Inc. Launches SizeUp "Measurement from the Air" App at CES 17
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    Vuzix Sponsors First Ever Public Drone Race at CESHigh speed HD drone racing will feature surprise special Celebrity Drone Race

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix(R) Corporation , a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Company will sponsor an upcoming international drone racing event being held at Westgate Hotel Pool area, next to the CES Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Racers on the Vuzix team will compete using Vuzix iWear Video Headphones. During select events, both racers and judging officials will wear Vuzix iWear products.

    The Westgate Hotel will play host to the first ever HD digital drone race to take place at CES. The pool and tennis court area of the Westgate hotel transforms into a drone racing track and flight test center. A small group of just 16 drone pilots selected for their extreme skill and nerves of steel will take center stage alongside the newest drone racing technology in a full scale drone race. The Drone races will feature products form the bleeding edge of drone racing technology. The event will be broadcast LIVE over a specially crafted webpage created for this once in a lifetime event starting January 6th 2017 - www.2017cesvuzix.com. That Drone Show a leader in Drone Racing event broadcasting will provide EPSN style video coverage of the event LIVE from CES starting Thursday at 1pm pacific time.
    For more on That Drone Show please visit www.thatdroneshow.com.

    Other sponsors alongside Vuzix at the event include XDC (leader in drone racing events), Connex (makers of the HD ProSight), Horizon Hobby (leading retailer for radio control hobbyists), LowePro (cases for drones), Tattu (drone batteries, Scottevest (drone backpacks), and UVify (racing drones) Event Details are as follows:

    --  Thursday, January 5(th):
    --  Prosight Falcore/LowePro Introduction at 1:00PM PST.
    --  UVify Tattu Introduction at 4:00PM PST
    --  Friday, January 6(th):
    --  Prosight Falcore with That Drone Dhow at 12PM PST.
    --  Vuzix and Prosight Celebrity Drone Race at 3PM PST.
    --  Horizon Hobby and XDC Championship at 5:30PM PST
    --  Saturday, January 7(th):
    --  Prosight
    

    About Vuzix Corporation
    Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 49 patents and 43 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

    Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer
    Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to new products and technology demonstrations and advancements of Vuzix products, among other things, and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov ). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

    Investor and Media Relations Contact:
    Andrew Haag
    Managing Partner
    IRTH Communications
    vuzi@irthcommunications.com
    1-866-976-4784

    Vuzix Corporation
    25 Hendrix Road, Suite A West
    Henrietta, NY 14586 USA
    Investor Information - Grant Russell
    IR@Vuzix.com
    Tel: (585) 359-7562
    www.vuzix.com

    For further sales, and product information, please visit:

    North America:
    http://www.vuzix.com/contact/

    Europe/UK:
    https://www.vuzix.eu/contact/

    Asia:
    http://www.vuzix.jp/contact.html

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




    MySize Inc. Launches SizeUp "Measurement from the Air" App at CES 17

    AIRPORT CITY, Israel, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- @CES 17 and ShowStoppers @ CES 17 -- MySize Inc. (the "Company") , developer of unique measurement technology applications for Smartphones, announced today, during a press conference at CES 17, the official launch of its SizeUp DIY "measurement from the air" app for iOS. The android version will be introduced in the near future.

    Click here to view a short video illustrating just how SizeUp DIY "measurement from the air" makes shopping easier and more fun than ever.

    Click here to download the SizeUp DIY "measurement from the air" app.

    Click here to access our electronic press kit.

    The new technology enables users to instantly and accurately measure just about any object, flat surfaced or otherwise, by moving their Smartphone, in the air, from the starting point to the end point of an object. Measurements can be taken in either inches or centimeters.

    Ms. Billy Pardo, chief of product officer said, "It works like this. First place the phone on one end of an item, flat or not, and then simply place it next on the other end. The app does the rest. With the 'measurement from the air' version of the SizeUp app, you can now also share measurements with a friend. And if you forgot the last measurement, no worries, the new 'Last Result' screen will remind you."

    "MySize's vast pipeline of smartphone measurement applications are inspiring a paradigm shift in online shopping by empowering customers to always purchase the right size of a product, the first time. SizeUp 'measurement from the air' is intended for customers shopping for home furnishings or who need to send a package. We also have TrueSize, a white label product currently in testing by Trucco, an online apparel retailer in Spain. We recently announced that the launch date of TrueSize on the retailer's website will be disclosed in the coming months," said Mr. Ronen Luzon, CEO of MySize Inc.

    About MYSIZE

    MySize Inc. (TASE: MYSZ) has developed a unique measurement technology based on sophisticated algorithms with broad applications including apparel, e-commerce, shipping and parcel measurement. The technology is driven by several patent-pending algorithms which are able to calculate and record measurements in a variety of novel ways. To learn more about MySize, please visit our website. www.mysizeid.com.

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    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are identified by the use of the words "could," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "may," "continue," "predict," "potential," "project" and similar expressions that are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Although we believe that our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that these plans, objectives, expectations or intentions will be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience and present expectations or projections. Known material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include: an active trading market for our common stock may not develop on NASDAQ; the trading price for our common stock may fluctuate significantly; and the Company will continue to be a "controlled company," as defined under NASDAQ rules, and the interests of our controlling stockholder may differ from those of our public stockholders. Forward-looking statements also are affected by the risk factors described in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    Press Contact
    Marjie Hadad
    MH Communications
    marjierhadad@gmail.com
    +972-54-536-5220

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    MySize Inc.



    Zhaopin: No Promotion for Nearly 80% of Chinese White-Collar Workers in 2016Almost 40% of employees did not take vacations over the past year, Zhaopin found

    BEIJING, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhaopin Limited ("Zhaopin" or the "Company"), a leading career platform([1]) in China focused on connecting users with relevant job opportunities throughout their career lifecycles, released its 2016

    White-Collar Worker Satisfaction Index Report. The report found that white-collar workers in China were not satisfied with either their work or personal lives in 2016 due to limited promotion opportunities, lack of vacations and disappointing sex life.

    Zhaopin conducted the survey to gauge white-collar workers' satisfaction levels with both their work and personal lives in 2016. The satisfaction at work was measured by salary, welfare, training, promotion, and interpersonal relationship. The satisfaction in personal lives was measured by physical well-being, sex life, reading, vacation, family time, and psychological well-being. More than 12,000 white-collar workers participated in the survey.

    According to Zhaopin experts, the satisfaction index was affected not only by company operations and macro-economic environment, but also by white-collar workers' expectations. The low satisfaction reflected employees' high expectations for both work and life. The survey results can be a good reference point for employers to improve their talent management strategies and policies.

    Key Findings of Zhaopin Report on Satisfaction Index for White-Collar Workers:

    --  White-collar workers in China had low satisfaction with both their work
    and personal lives in 2016, with a satisfaction index of 2.33 for work
    and 2.34 for life (measured from 0 to 5, with 5 as the highest).
    --  For work, white-collar workers were most dissatisfied with promotion
    opportunities in 2016, with a satisfaction index reading of 1.86. Nearly
    80% of survey respondents did not get a promotion.
    --  White-collar workers with an average monthly salary of more than
    RMB25,000 were most satisfied with their jobs (2.82), while workers with
    a salary below RMB2,000 were least satisfied with their jobs (1.40).
    --  In their personal lives, white-collar workers were most dissatisfied
    with their sexual activity level for the fourth consecutive year. More
    than half of respondents had sex less than once a month in 2016.
    --  Almost 40% of white-collar workers did not take any vacation in 2016.
    

    Work: Lack of Opportunity for Promotion

    Zhaopin found that the work satisfaction index for white-collar workers was 2.33 in 2016. The satisfaction is measured from 0 to 5 with 5 as the highest. The 2016 satisfaction index was slightly higher than 2.28 in 2015, but still remained at a low level.

    White-collar workers in China were most dissatisfied with promotion opportunities in 2016, with an index of 1.86, followed by 2.04 for welfare and 2.13 for salary.

    2016 work satisfaction index for white-collar workers --------------------------------------------- Category Index -------- ----- Interpersonal relationship 2.99 -------------------------- ---- Training 2.64 -------- ---- Salary 2.13 ------ ---- Welfare 2.04 ------- ---- Promotion 1.86 --------- ----

    According to the Zhaopin survey, almost 80% of white-collar workers did not get a promotion in 2016. Only 15.5% believed promotion was based on personal efforts, while 40.4% attributed promotion to company policies.

    Breakdown of promotions in 2016 ------------------------------- Percentage Details ---------- ------- 6.91% Promoted to mid-level and senior management positions ----- ---------------------------- 2.88% Promoted to senior technical positions ----- ----------------------------- 11.43% Promoted to junior management positions ------ ------------------------------ 11.10% Almost got promoted ----- ------------------- 63.40% No promotion opportunities ----- -------------------------- 4.28% Did not want promotions ---- ----------------------- Reasons concerning promotions in 2016 ------------------------------------- Reason Percentage ------ ---------- Company policies 40.4% ---------------- ---- High opinion by colleagues and bosses 17.6% ------------------------------ ---- Personal efforts 15.5% ---------------- ---- Others 26.5% ------ ----

    Promotion is an important consideration when white-collar workers change their jobs, according to Zhaopin experts. They have high expectations for promotions and salary increases. If they are not promoted in an organization after working for one to two years, most people will consider new job opportunities.

    Job Satisfaction Impacted by Income and Experience

    Job satisfaction is highly correlated with income level, Zhaopin found. White-collar workers with an average monthly salary of more than RMB25,000 had the highest job satisfaction (2.82), while workers with a salary below RMB2,000 were most dissatisfied with their jobs (1.40).

    2016 work satisfaction index by monthly salaries --------------------------------------- Monthly salary (RMB) Index ------------------- ----- Above 25,000 2.82 ------------ ---- 10,001 to 25,000 2.65 ---------------- ---- 8,001 to 10,000 2.65 --------------- ---- 5,001 to 8,000 2.55 -------------- ---- 3,001 to 5,000 2.31 -------------- ---- 2,001 to 3,000 1.95 -------------- ---- Below 2,000 1.40 ----------- ----

    White-collar workers with more accumulated work experience were more rational with their jobs, and tended to have higher satisfaction. Newly-graduated employees with less than one year experience, disillusioned by reality, had the lowest job satisfaction (2.20).

    2016 work satisfaction index by experience ------------------------------------------ Experience Index ---------- ----- Within 1 year 2.20 ------------- ---- 1 to 3 years 2.31 ------------ ---- 3 to 5 years 2.32 ------------ ---- 5 to 8 years 2.33 ------------ ---- 8 to 10 years 2.52 ------------- ---- Over 10 years 2.43 ------------- ----

    Among different types of companies, white-collar workers in joint ventures had the highest job satisfaction with an index of 2.62, followed by 2.37 for wholly foreign-owned enterprises (including HK, Macao and Taiwan). Employees at public institutions had the lowest job satisfaction (1.94).

    2016 work satisfaction index by types of companies ---------------------------------------- Type of company Index --------------- ----- Joint ventures 2.62 -------------- ---- Wholly foreign-owned enterprises 2.37 (including HK, Macao and Taiwan) ------------------------ Private companies 2.36 ----------------- ---- State-owned enterprises 2.27 ----------------------- ---- Public institutions 1.94 ------------------- ----

    For the 34 cities surveyed by Zhaopin, white-collar workers in some emerging first-tier cities and second-tier cities, including Guiyang, Jinan, Dalian, Foshan, Wuxi and Suzhou, enjoyed high job satisfaction. With fast economic growth, these cities offer better job opportunities, relatively low living costs and less competition and pressure compared with first-tier cities. All four first-tier cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen) were not among the top 10 cities in job satisfaction.

    2016 work satisfaction index by cities -------------------------------------- Ranking City Index Ranking City Index ------- ---- ----- ------- ---- ----- 1 Guiyang 2.90 18 Hefei 2.27 --- ------- ---- --- ----- ---- 2 Jinan 2.72 19 Xi'an 2.26 --- ----- ---- --- ----- ---- 3 Dalian 2.71 20 Kunming 2.25 --- ------ ---- --- ------- ---- 4 Foshan 2.58 21 Zhengzhou 2.24 --- ------ ---- --- --------- ---- 5 Wuxi 2.57 22 Changchun 2.19 --- ---- ---- --- --------- ---- 6 Suzhou 2.55 23 Changsha 2.19 --- ------ ---- --- -------- ---- 7 Hangzhou 2.54 24 Chongqing 2.16 --- -------- ---- --- --------- ---- 8 Tianjin 2.53 25 Guangzhou 2.16 --- ------- ---- --- --------- ---- 9 Chengdu 2.47 26 Shijiazhuang 2.14 --- ------- ---- --- ------------ ---- 10 Wuhan 2.47 27 Nanchang 2.13 --- ----- ---- --- -------- ---- 11 Taiyuan 2.47 28 Shenyang 2.12 --- ------- ---- --- -------- ---- 12 Beijing 2.45 29 Yantai 2.07 --- ------- ---- --- ------ ---- 13 Shanghai 2.43 30 Fuzhou 2.04 --- -------- ---- --- ------ ---- 14 Qingdao 2.43 31 Nanning 2.03 --- ------- ---- --- ------- ---- 15 Xiamen 2.37 32 Dongguan 2.01 --- ------ ---- --- -------- ---- 16 Shenzhen 2.31 33 Harbin 1.83 --- -------- ---- --- ------ ---- 17 Nanjing 2.28 34 Ningbo 1.60 --- ------- ---- --- ------ ----

    Life: Most Dissatisfied with Sex

    Zhaopin found that the life satisfaction index for white-collar workers was 2.34 in 2016, only slightly higher than 2.28 in 2015. White-collar workers were most dissatisfied with their sex lives, with an index of 1.67, followed by 2.11 for both vacation and reading.

    2016 life satisfaction index for white-collar workers ----------------------------------------------------- Category Index -------- ----- Sex life 1.67 -------- ---- Reading 2.11 ------- ---- Vacation 2.11 -------- ---- Physical well-being 2.57 ------------------- ---- Family Time 2.59 ----------- ---- Psychological well-being 3.02 ------------------------ ----

    Sex life had been ranked the lowest in satisfaction by white-collar workers for four consecutive years. More than half of them had sex less than once a month, the survey found. Frequency of sex is not the only factor to evaluate sex quality, but it is a very important factor, said Zhaopin experts.

    Breakdown of sex life for white-collar workers in 2016 ------------------------------------------------------ Percentage Details ---------- ------- 27.9% Single with no sex ---- ------------------ 15.8% Single with masturbation ---- ------------------------ 9.8% Fewer than once a month --- ----------------------- 4.8% About once a month --- ------------------ 7.2% Twice a month --- ------------- 4.8% Three times a month --- ------------------- 11.6% Once a week ---- ----------- 11.3% Twice a week ---- ------------ 6.8% More than three times a week --- ----------------------------

    Satisfaction in sex life was also highly related with income, Zhaopin found in the survey. For employees with monthly salary below RMB2,000, their satisfaction with sex was only 0.88, compared with 2.52 for white-collar workers with monthly salary over RMB25,000.

    2016 satisfaction index for sex life by monthly salaries --------------------------------------- Monthly salary (RMB) Index ------------------- ----- Above 25,000 2.52 ------------ ---- 10,001 to 25,000 2.26 ---------------- ---- 8,001 to 10,000 2.16 --------------- ---- 5,001 to 8,000 1.82 -------------- ---- 3,001 to 5,000 1.51 -------------- ---- 2,001 to 3,000 1.36 -------------- ---- Below 2,000 0.88 ----------- ----

    Almost 40% Had No Vacations in 2016

    Most companies offer annual leave and vacation for employees. However, some companies asked employees to take vacations only when they were not busy with work. Some white-collar workers gave up their vacations voluntarily to keep their competitiveness in career development. As a result, almost 40% of white-collar workers did not take any vacation in 2016.

    Breakdown of vacations by white-collar workers in 2016 ------------------------------------------------------ Percentage Details ---------- ------- 38.7% Too busy with work and no vacations ----- ------------------------- 22.0% 1 to 5 days ---- ----------- 16.8% 5 to 10 days ---- ------------ 8.3% 10 to 15 days --- ------------- 3.9 % 15 to 20 days ---- ------------- 10.3% More than 20 days ---- -----------------

    Satisfaction for both vacation and family time was associated with income levels, according to Zhaopin. The lower the salary, the less time was available for vacations or spending with families.

    2016 satisfaction index for vacation and accompanying family by monthly salaries ------------------------------------------------------------ Monthly salary Index for vacation Index for family (RMB) time -------------- ------------------ ---------------- Above 25,000 2.00 2.91 ------------ ---- ---- 10,001 to 25,000 2.37 2.75 ---------------- ---- ---- 8,001 to 10,000 2.27 2.40 --------------- ---- ---- 5,001 to 8,000 2.34 2.76 -------------- ---- ---- 3,001 to 5,000 2.05 2.50 -------------- ---- ---- 2,001 to 3,000 1.94 2.68 -------------- ---- ---- Below 2,000 1.30 2.08 ----------- ---- ----

    Working overtime had become a routine for many white-collar workers and more than 40% of them had no workout in 2016.

    Breakdown of weekly workout by white-collar workers in 2016 ------------------------------------------------------ Percentage Details ---------- ------- 42.3% No workout ---- ---------- 31.2% 1 to 2 hours ---- ------------ 13.8% 3 to 4 hours ---- ------------ 6.2% 5 to 6 hours --- ------------ 6.5% More than 6 hours --- -----------------

    About 35.7% of white-collar workers did not read any books in 2016. Employees born in the 1990s had the lowest satisfaction in reading. They preferred to get information from alternative channels instead of reading. White-collar workers born in the 1970s and 1980s had more need for reading.

    Breakdown of weekly reading by white-collar workers in 2016 ------------------------------------------------------ Percentage Details ---------- ------- 35.7% No reading ---- ---------- 33.9% 1 to 2 hours ---- ------------ 13.6% 3 to 4 hours ---- ------------ 6.6% 5 to 6 hours --- ------------ 10.2% More than 6 hours ---- ----------------- 2016 satisfaction index for reading by demographics --------------------------------------------------- Age Group Index --------- ----- Born in the 1990s 1.89 ----------------- ---- Born in the 1980s 2.32 ----------------- ---- Born in the 1970s 2.49 ----------------- ---- Born in the 1960s 1.92 ----------------- ----

    About Zhaopin Limited

    Zhaopin is a leading career platform in China, focusing on connecting users with relevant job opportunities throughout their career lifecycle. The Company's zhaopin.com website is the most popular career platform in China as measured by average daily unique visitors in each of the 12 months ended September 30, 2016, number of registered users as of September 30, 2016 and number of unique customers([2]) for the three months ended September 30, 2016. The Company's over 125.2 million registered users include diverse and educated job seekers who are at various stages of their careers and are in demand by employers as a result of the general shortage of skilled and educated workers in China. In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, approximately 36.9 million job postings([3]) were placed on Zhaopin's platform by 509,813 unique customers including multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and state-owned entities. The quality and quantity of Zhaopin's users and the resumes in the Company's database attract an increasing number of customers. This in turn leads to more users turning to Zhaopin as their primary recruitment and career- related services provider, creating strong network effects and significant entry barriers for potential competitors. For more information, please visit http://www.zhaopin.com.

    Safe Harbor Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Zhaopin may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Any statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Zhaopin's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements that involve factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, but not limited to the following: Zhaopin's goals and strategies; its future business development, financial condition and results of operations; its ability to retain and grow its user and customer base for its online career platform; the growth of, and trends in, the markets for its services in China; the demand for and market acceptance of its brand and services; competition in its industry in China; its ability to maintain the network infrastructure necessary to operate its website and mobile applications; relevant government policies and regulations relating to the corporate structure, business and industry; and its ability to protect its users' information and adequately address privacy concerns. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release, and Zhaopin does not undertake any obligation to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

    [1] Zhaopin's website is the most popular career platform in China as measured by average daily unique visitors in each of the 12 months ended September 30, 2016, the number of registered users as of September 30, 2016 and the number of unique customers for the three months ended September 30, 2016.

    [2] A "unique customer" refers to a customer that purchases the Company's online recruitment services during a specified period. Zhaopin makes adjustments for multiple purchases by the same customer to avoid double counting. Each customer is assigned a unique identification number in the Company's information management system. Affiliates and branches of a given customer may, under certain circumstances, be counted as separate unique customers.

    [3] Zhaopin calculates the number of job postings by counting the number of newly placed job postings during each respective period. Job postings that were placed prior to a specified period - even if available during such period - are not counted as job postings for such period. Any particular job posting placed on the Company's website may include more than one job opening or position.

    For more information, please contact:

    Zhaopin Limited
    Ms. Daisy Wang
    Investor Relations
    ir@zhaopin.com.cn

    ICR Beijing
    Mr. Edmond Lococo
    Phone: +86 10 6583-7510
    Edmond.Lococo@icrinc.com

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    Patriot National Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot National, Inc. , a leading provider of technology and outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, today announced the appointments of Michael Purcell and Jeffrey Rohr to the Board of Directors, effective today.

    "We are pleased to welcome Mr. Purcell and Mr. Rohr to the Board," said Steven M. Mariano, Chairman, President and CEO of Patriot National. "Mr. Purcell has a wealth of experience providing assurance and advisory services to technology and financial services companies. Mr. Rohr is an accomplished leader with both senior management and public-company Board and Audit Committee experience. We believe Mr. Purcell and Mr. Rohr will add considerable financial insight and guidance as we execute our long-term growth strategy."

    Michael Purcell has more than 36 years of professional experience at Deloitte LLP, providing assurance and advisory services to public and private enterprise clients of all sizes, including multi-national companies, middle market companies, emerging growth companies and family owned businesses. He has an extensive background serving technology, life sciences and healthcare, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. Purcell served as the Philadelphia Office leader of Deloitte's middle-market and growth enterprise services.

    Mr. Purcell currently serves on the Board of Directors of Capital Funding Bancorp, where he is a member of the Audit and Risk Committees; McKean Defense Group, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee; Malvern Preparatory School, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee; Academy of Notre Dame, where he is a member of the Audit Committee, and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, where he is a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Mr. Purcell served as the President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Purcell received a BS from Lehigh University and a MBA from Drexel University.

    Jeffrey Rohr has 30 years of senior management experience at Deloitte LLP having last served in the role of Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. In the role of CFO, Mr. Rohr was responsible for all aspects of financial affairs of Deloitte, including strategy, accounting, financial reporting, treasury, capital adequacy, liquidity, taxes, pensions, and risk management. Previously, Mr. Rohr served as the Managing Partner of Deloitte's Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions as well as National Director of Deloitte's Business Planning.

    Currently, Mr. Rohr serves on a number of Boards and Foundations, including the Board of Directors of American Express Centurion Bank, where he is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee; Allied Minds plc, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee; the Board of Education of the Bronxville NY School District, where he is President; the Florida State University College of Business Board of Governors, where he is Chairman; and the Homeownership Preservation Foundation. Mr. Rohr received a BS in accounting from Florida State University.

    About Patriot National
    Patriot National, Inc. is a national provider of comprehensive technology and outsourcing solutions that help insurance companies and employers mitigate risk, comply with complex regulations and save time and money. Patriot National provides general agency services, technology outsourcing, software solutions, specialty underwriting and policyholder services, claims administration services, self-funded health plans and employment pre-screening services to its insurance carrier clients, employers and other clients. Patriot National is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information about Patriot National, please visit www.patnat.com.

    Forward Looking Statements
    This press release may include statements that may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Words such as "may," "will," "should," "likely," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "estimates," "positioned," "outlook," "Guidance," and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements, including the potential that we may not accelerate our expansion into telemedicine. For example, we may not be able to place insurance policies for our clients, our expenses may be higher than we expect, we may have difficulty integrating new acquisitions, new acquisitions may not perform as anticipated, as well as those matters contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we base these forward-looking statements on assumptions that we believe are reasonable when made, we caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and that results may differ materially from statements made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Any forward-looking statement that we may make in this press release speaks only as of the date of such statement, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or to publicly announce the results of any revision to any of those statements to reflect future events or developments.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/patriot-national-announces-new-appointments-to-board-of-directors-300386714.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/454487/Patriot_Logo.jpg Patriot National, Inc.

    CONTACT: Cindy Campbell, Director of Investor Relations, Patriot National,
    Inc., (954) 670-2907, CCampbell@patnat.com

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




    MTS Announces Executive Leadership Changes And Reorganization Of Test Business

    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MTS Systems Corporation , a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and sensors, today announced the retirement of Dr. William Bachrach, President of MTS's Test business, effective January 13, 2017. In conjunction with Dr. Bachrach's retirement, given the growth in demand and sophistication of testing needs across the primary markets served by MTS, and to drive greater specific market focus, the Test business will be divided into two business units, 'Materials Test Systems' and 'Vehicles and Structures Test Systems'.

    The focus of the 'Materials Test Systems' business unit will be on providing solutions to global customers involved in developing and manufacturing advanced materials that are essential to new aircraft and propulsion systems, and are increasingly critical to advance automobiles, such as those with electric or hybrid-electric powertrains, and trucks. This Test business unit will be led by Mr. William Becker, a 30-year veteran of MTS, who recently returned to the Company after leading the North American business segment for another global materials test company since 2010. Mr. Becker's expertise and knowledge of the materials industry, and his intimacy with aerospace customers and others that derive their technology from the application of new, advanced materials, are invaluable to MTS's future in materials testing.

    The 'Vehicles and Structures Test Systems' business unit will focus on providing test solutions to automotive, aerospace, infrastructure and energy markets world-wide. MTS is pleased to announce that Mr. Steven Harrison will join MTS on February 6, 2017, to lead the 'Vehicles and Structures Test Systems' business unit. Mr. Harrison is a graduate of the Air Force Academy with a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and is a Rhodes Scholar with advanced degrees in Engineering and Economics from Oxford University in England. He joins MTS following a distinguished 22-year career with the U.S. Air Force, followed by successful business leadership roles at National Air Cargo, Inc., and, most recently, with AAR CORP. where he served as President of AAR Airlift Group, Inc.

    Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President and Chief Executive Officer of MTS, stated, "We are appreciative of Bill Bachrach's leadership of our Test business and the positive momentum he established. Looking forward, we are excited about the opportunities we face in both our Materials and our Vehicles and Structures Test business units. With the Materials Test business unit largely comprised of standard product offerings, with accessories tailored to meet specific customer needs, and our Vehicles and Structures business unit comprised of our large, complex 'custom and engineered-to-order' projects, we believe this structure will bring enhanced focus for growth and drive increased profitability across the Test business. Under the proven leadership of both Bill Becker and Steve Harrison, we are well positioned to meet the growing demand from our customers world-wide as they continue to invest heavily in new testing technology."

    About MTS Systems Corporation

    MTS Systems Corporation's testing hardware, software and services solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development and manufacturing processes and are used to determine the mechanical behavior of materials, products and structures. MTS's high-performance sensors provide controls for a variety of applications measuring motion, pressure, position, force and sound. MTS had 2,400 employees as of October 3, 2015 and revenue of $564 million for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2015. Additional information on MTS can be found at www.mts.com.

    Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the future of MTS's Test business. These statements are based on MTS's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, those described in the "Risk Factors" section in MTS's most recent Form 10-K filed with the SEC and updated in any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the SEC, each of which is available on MTS's website at www.mts.com or the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which statements are made, and MTS undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mts-announces-executive-leadership-changes-and-reorganization-of-test-business-300386610.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/159406/mts_systems_corporation_logo.jpg MTS Systems Corporation

    CONTACT: Andy Cebulla, Director of Investor Relations and Treasurer, (952)
    937-4000

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




    Supermicro Introduces Latest SUPERO(TM) Desktop and Gaming Solutions at CES 2017

    Wide New Range of 7th Generation Intel® Core(TM) processor-based Motherboards and Systems

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. , a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green computing is introducing an extensive range of next-generation desktop and gaming motherboards and solutions during CES 2017 in the Bellagio Hotel, Penthouse Suite 31063.

    Fueled by the latest 7th generation Intel® Core(TM) processor (formerly Kaby Lake) innovations, the new range of motherboard products come with Z270, H270, Q270, as well as the most cost-effective B250 chipsets. Relying on decades of expertise in designing professional server and storage solutions, these SuperO motherboards are equipped with a rich set of features optimized for users ranging from SOHO customers to the most demanding BYOC gamers and PC enthusiasts with the following series:

    Professional Gaming (PG) - C7Z270-PG is designed for PC enthusiasts who enjoy tweaking the hardware to its limits. C7Z270-PG incorporates Intel's Optane(TM) Technology, dual M.2 and U.2 ports that are capable supporting RAID 0, 1, and 5. C7Z270-PG provides the best-in-class feature sets, performance and reliability for the most demanding enthusiasts.

    Core Gaming (CG) - C7Z270-CG, C7Z270-CG-L, C7H270-CG-ML are designed for mainstream gamers or anyone who seek a solid well-rounded board that does away with the nonsensical features, and focuses purely on the essentials at an affordable price. C7Z270-CG and C7Z270-CG-L both support Intel's Optane(TM) Technology and feature dual M.2 ports.

    Core Business (CB) - C7Q270-CB-ML is designed for SOHO and SMB users who want to enjoy the legendary Supermicro quality and reliability. C7Q270-CB-ML equips with Intel Q270 chipset that features Intel vPro(TM) for business class performance and security.

    "The latest Intel Core CPU family is the next step in computing and we have leveraged all of the new innovations like Optane SSD technology, improved processor and memory overclocking flexibility, features and performance, NVMe RAID and SATA RAID, M.2 interface and U.2 interface, as well as VR and DX12 support to create products with the highest quality to fulfill every desire of our customers," said Ivan Tay, VP of Product Management at Supermicro. "With this generation, we have created a wider and more comprehensive range of desktop and gaming products than ever before."

    In addition to the motherboard portfolio Supermicro is also showing three new systems for high performance gamers, mainstream users and business power users.

    SYS-5130AD-T - Featuring a brand new CSE-GS5A-753K chassis with a titanium black trim, 750-watt 80PLUS Gold power supply, and the latest Pro Gaming C7Z270-PG motherboard, the SYS-5130AD-T has the features that high performance gamers demand, and in a pre-validated configuration.

    SYS-5130DB-IL - Enabling customers to have a budget friendly system that features a mix of all the latest technologies, SYS-5130DB-IL is equipped with C7ZB250-CG-ML motherboard, a feature-rich CSE-DS3A-261B mini-tower chassis, and a 260W power supply.

    SYS-5130DQ-IL - Aiming for the B2B user, the SYS-5130DQ-IL incorporates an all-black mini-tower chassis, 260W 80PLUS Bronze power supply and the C7Q270-CB-ML supporting Intel's vPro technology. In addition, the system comes with Kensington Lock support and an intrusion chassis sensor security feature that make this system ideal for the business, government and education markets.

    For more information on Supermicro's complete range of SuperO desktop and gaming solutions, please visit www.supero.com [http://www.supero.com/].

    Follow Supermicro on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/Supermicro] and Twitter [https://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.

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

    Intel, Intel Core, vPro and Optane are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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

    SMCI-F

    Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael Kalodrich, Super Micro Computer, Inc.,
    michaelk@supermicro.com

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




    United Technologies Corp. Fourth Quarter Earnings Advisory to Securities Analysts, Investors and News Media

    FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. will issue its fourth quarter 2016 earnings press release on Wednesday, Jan. 25, prior to the stock market opening. A conference call will take place at 8:30 a.m. ET.

    A presentation corresponding with the conference call will be available on the company's website at http://www.utc.com for downloading prior to the call. To listen to the call by phone, dial (877) 280-7280 between 8:10 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. ET. The conference operator will take your name and place you on hold until the conference begins. Please limit your use of the phone's speaker mode to optimize the audio quality of the call for all participants.

    Analysts who wish to ask a question following the prepared remarks should press "1" on their push button phone during the call. Your name will be placed in queue. To remove yourself from the queue, press "#". Please note this capability is only possible when using your handset. If you need assistance, press "star zero" on your touch tone phone to reach the conference operator. Reporters with questions should call (860) 728-7907.

    The call will be broadcast live on the Internet at http://www.utc.com. A recording will be archived later on the site and will be available for replay by phone from 12 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 25, to midnight Wednesday, February 1. For a replay, dial (404) 537-3406. At the prompt for a conference ID number, enter 48576820.

    UTC-IR

    Contact:
    Maureen Fitzgerald, UTC
    (860) 728-7907

    Investor Relations, UTC
    (860) 728-7608

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-technologies-corp-fourth-quarter-earnings-advisory-to-securities-analysts-investors-and-news-media-300386727.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/360339/united_technologies_corp__logo.jpg United Technologies Corp.

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




    Novanta to Acquire the RFID Assets of Trimble

    - Agrees to acquire leading provider of RFID solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers

    - Significantly deepens Novanta's presence in a fast growing technology within the medical market

    BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Novanta Inc. (the "Company", "we", "our", "Novanta"), a global leader and supplier of photonics, precision motion, and vision technologies to original equipment manufacturers in the medical and advanced industrial markets, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of ThingMagic, a division of Trimble , for $20 million in cash. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

    ThingMagic, based in Woburn, Massachusetts, provides Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID Reader Modules and Finished RFID Solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the medical and advanced industrial markets. ThingMagic's business operations and product offering will be combined with the Company's JADAK business.

    "By combining the resources and RFID based technologies of JADAK and ThingMagic, Novanta will be uniquely positioned to be the leading provider of high performing RFID solutions for mission critical applications to original equipment manufacturers within the healthcare industry," said Matthijs Glastra, Chief Executive Officer of Novanta Inc. "ThingMagic broadens our portfolio of solutions in a high growth technology area, while giving us the resources to address the growing need for improvements in workflow solutions, patient safety, anti-counterfeiting, and asset tracking in a medical environment."

    The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Novanta's operating cash flow and non-GAAP earnings per share on a full year pro forma basis. ThingMagic's actual revenue and earnings contribution to Novanta's 2017 financial results will depend on the ultimate date of the closing of the transaction, among other factors.

    Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, JADAK is a market leading provider of embedded data collection and printing solutions for medical OEMs serving the healthcare and life science markets. JADAK has a wide array of data collection products and services, including machine vision, RFID, bar code scanning, and thermal printers that help customers solve unique inspection, tracking, scanning and documenting challenges. JADAK has established itself as a strategic partner for today's top healthcare companies through its flexible, customer centric approach and its wide range of capabilities.

    ThingMagic, a division of Trimble, is a leading provider of UHF RFID reader engines, development platforms and design services for a wide range of applications. ThingMagic develops products for demanding high-volume applications and provides consulting and design services to create solutions for challenging applications. Located in Woburn, Massachusetts, the ThingMagic business was founded in 2000 by a group of visionary PhD graduates from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab. For more information, visit: www.thingmagic.com.

    About Trimble

    Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble , visit: www.trimble.com.

    Safe Harbor and Forward-Looking Information

    Certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding operating or financial results, the success of our internal plans, the prospects for the acquisition of ThingMagic to contribute to our future growth and profit expectations. All statements contained in this news release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, and are generally identified by words such as "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "future," "could," "should," "plan," "aim," and other similar expressions. Such statements reflect the current beliefs of Company management and are not guarantees of future performance. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Such risks and uncertainties include our ability to make and integrate our acquisitions and realize expected synergies. We also face other general risks, including our ability to realize cost savings from our operating initiatives; general economic conditions; unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates; difficulties associated with exports; risks associated with our international operations; risks associated with newly acquired businesses; our significant dependence upon our customers' capital expenditures, which are subject to cyclical market fluctuations; increased warranty exposure; future competition; violations of our intellectual property rights and our ability to protect our intellectual property against infringement by third parties; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; disruptions in the supply of certain key materials or components; changes in the price for certain parts and components; changes in interest rates; changes in tax laws; credit ratings; risks in complying with local import and export regulations in the jurisdictions in which we operate; risks and cost associated with potential write-offs of our substantial intangible assets; and risks associated with maintaining regulatory compliance. Other important risk factors that could affect the outcome of the events set forth in these statements and that could affect the Company's operating results and financial condition are discussed in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and in our future filings with the SEC. Such statements are based on the Company's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to the Company. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document except as required by law.

    About Novanta

    Novanta is a leading global supplier of core technology solutions that give advanced industrial and healthcare OEMs a competitive advantage. We combine deep expertise at the intersection of photonics and motion with a proven ability to solve complex technical challenges. This enables Novanta to engineer core components and sub-systems that deliver extreme precision and performance, tailored to our customers' demanding applications. We deliver highly engineered photonics, vision and precision motion solutions to customers around the world. The driving force behind our growth is the team of innovative professionals who share a commitment to innovation and customer success. Novanta's common shares are quoted on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NOVT".

    More information about Novanta is available on the Company's website at www.novanta.com. For additional information, please contact Novanta Inc. Investor Relations at (781) 266-5137 or InvestorRelations@Novanta.com.

    Novanta Inc.
    Investor Relations Contact:
    Robert J. Buckley
    (781) 266-5137

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/366501/novanta_Logo.jpg Novanta Inc.

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




    eBay Partners With theSkimm To Make Selling Easier And More Meaningful In 2017

    eBay offers new incentives to sell items for charity - providing a positive solution for the millions of people who don't know what to do with their "unwanted" holiday gifts

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New research reveals that nearly half of Americans received a holiday gift they did not want or will not use, and name friends (30%), co-workers (20%) and in-laws (19%) as the ones who didn't quite hit the mark.(1) Since most recipients don't want to seem outwardly ungrateful by asking for a gift receipt, eBay has partnered with theSkimm to offer new ways to sell and give to charity.

    In cities across the country - New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston - eBay and theSkimm will host events on January 12 to encourage people to give back by selling on eBay. With a global community of 165 million active buyers, there is always an eBay shopper in search of new designer fashion, the latest tech, home decor, and everything in between. For those who want to participate virtually to hear more about the partnership and how to use eBay's cutting edge selling platform, join theSkimm's Facebook Live at 12 noon Eastern on January 12.

    "Every year, people receive gifts that aren't quite right for them and then struggle with what to do," said Suzy Deering, Chief Marketing Officer of eBay North America. "The tendency is to hold onto these new items but eBay offers a better option that allows you to simplify your life. Our selling solutions make it easy and fun to put these things back into play. It might not be the right gift for you, but it could be a perfect purchase for someone else. We partnered with theSkimm because of their expansive and highly engaged network, to reach a new audience and inspire them to start selling - either to make extra money or to benefit charity."

    Selling for Good

    To coincide with the local events on January 12 and National Mentoring Month, eBay will make a $10 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America for every person who lists an item with at least 10% of proceeds benefitting the organization from January 12 to 16. Sellers everywhere will also have the option to participate by donating a portion of the proceeds from their listings to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through eBay for Charity.

    "theSkimm has always been about making it easier for our audience to be smarter - about the world around them and the ways they spend their time. Part of our DNA as founders is being resourceful, and creating opportunities for our readers and Skimm'bassadors to actively engage in a great cause," said Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin, co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm. "As we kick off a New Year, our partnership with eBay is a great way for theSkimm community to start fresh and sell items they may not need and give back to a worthwhile organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, that enables boys and girls to reach their full potential at the same time."

    "Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides life-changing programs and opportunities for millions of America's kids and teens, and we're incredibly grateful for the support of both eBay and theSkimm to enable more great futures for youth around the country," said Chad Royal-Pascoe, National Vice President, Corporate & Cause Partnerships for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "eBay makes it easy to give back and make a difference, by donating all or part of your sale with their Charity platform."

    Selling with Ease

    eBay lets you sell the way you want with simple and stress-free options:

    --  Sell it yourself. List an item on eBay yourself using a tablet, computer
    or any mobile device. Simply snap and upload a few pictures and choose
    the selling format that's right for you. eBay will suggest a selling
    price to help you get the most for your item. Once your item has sold,
    you can print a shipping label on eBay and drop it in the mail.
    --  Use eBay Valet. Let professionals handle everything from estimating the
    price of products to capturing images, and the quick and safe shipment
    of items to buyers. These experts will showcase items in the best light
    and in front of the largest shopping audience. Send your items for free
    to eBay Valet or drop them off at a participating FedEx Office location.
    

    For additional selling information, visit the Seller Center or check out these product selling guides.

    eBay By the Numbers

    --  eBay, Inc. has 165 million active buyers worldwide
    --  81% of all merchandise sold on eBay is new, and our wide selection keeps
    growing
    --  ~87% of items sold on eBay are Buy It Now - no bidding necessary
    --  Approximately 1 billion listings at any given time
    --  100% free shipping on all items in Daily Deals
    --  A watch is purchased every 3 seconds
    --  A smartphone is purchased every 4 seconds
    --  A video game is purchased every 9 seconds
    --  A women's handbag is purchased every 10 seconds
    

    About eBay

    eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2015, eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

    About eBay for Charity

    eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate anywhere between 10-100 percent of the proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. At the end of 2015, more than $650 million dollars have been raised on eBay for Charity.

    (1) The eBay Survey was conducted by Survey Monkey among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18-55, between December 25(th) and December 26(th), 2016.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ebay-partners-with-theskimm-to-make-selling-easier-and-more-meaningful-in-2017-300386663.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/454452/eBay_Inc_Logo.jpg
    http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/454451/theSkimm_Logo.jpg eBay Inc.

    CONTACT: Brenda Halkias, eBay, 917-940-1773, bhalkias@ebay.com; or Jessica
    Defilippo, Edelman, 212-819-4823, Jessica.Defilippo@edelman.com

    Web site: http://www.ebayinc.com/
    http://www.ebay.com/




    net2phone's Hosted PBX Service Now Includes Unlimited Calling to Brazil

    NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- net2phone, a cloud-based communications services provider, has enhanced its popular Hosted PBX business service by offering its U.S. customers unlimited calling to landlines in Brazil. net2phone's Hosted PBX offering serves small to mid-sized businesses (SMB) through a national network of channel partners and master agents. net2phone is a division of IDT Corporation .

    With net2phone's cloud-based Hosted PBX service, channel partners and agents can offer their clients a solution perfectly tailored for businesses with operations and/or customers in Brazil, including:

    --  Unlimited calling to landlines throughout Brazil and low per minute
    rates to Brazilian cell phones;
    --  Brazilian virtual numbers featuring prefixes from major cities including
    Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro.
    

    net2phone's low, flat monthly rate per seat Hosted PBX service also includes:

    --  Feature-rich VoIP telecommunications functionality and versatility,
    including voicemail-to-email, customized auto-attendants, and find me -
    follow me call management;
    --  Free and convenient porting of existing numbers to net2phone's Hosted
    PBX solution;
    --  Free Polycom state-of-the-art phones with upgrade to net2Phone's Hosted
    PBX solution;
    --  Unlimited calling within the United States, and;
    --  Unlimited calling to popular international destinations including
    Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
    India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru,
    Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and
    the UK.
    

    "net2phone has been serving the needs of US companies operating in Brazil for over a decade," said Jonah Fink, President of net2phone. "Now, through our channel partners, we are pleased to provide US based businesses that serve the large and dynamic Brazilian market with unlimited calling to Brazilian landlines and as part of our robust, feature rich Hosted PBX telephony solution. Our extensive experience and infrastructure in Latin America ensure best-in-class service when calling Brazil."

    For more information, visit www.net2phone.com. For more information on becoming a distributor, email net2phone at partner@net2phone.com.

    About net2phone:
    net2phone, a cloud based communications services provider, offers a full suite of UCaaS solutions in over 160 countries. net2phone routes millions of minutes daily over data networks, offering high quality voice services and substantial savings to SMB customers. For more information about net2phone's products and services, please visit www.net2phone.com. net2phone is a subsidiary of IDT Corporation .

    About IDT:
    IDT Corporation , through its IDT Telecom division, provides telecommunications and payment services to individuals and businesses primarily through its flagship BOSS Revolution(R) and net2phone(R) brands. IDT Telecom's wholesale business is a leading global carrier of international long distance calls. For more information on IDT, visit www.idt.net.

    All statements above that are not purely about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which we use the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate," "target" and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors. Our filings with the SEC provide detailed information on such statements and risks, and should be consulted along with this release. To the extent permitted under applicable law, IDT assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/net2phones-hosted-pbx-service-now-includes-unlimited-calling-to-brazil-300386556.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/454243/net2phone_Logo.jpg net2phone

    CONTACT: net2phone Media Contact: Denise D'Arienzo, Marketing Manager,
    Phone: 973.438.3227, Email: denise.darienzo@idt.net

    Web site: http://www.net2phone.com/




    SS&C Technologies to Present at the 19th Annual Needham & Co. Growth Conference

    WINDSOR, Conn., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SS&C Technologies , a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, announced today that Bill Stone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will speak at the 19(th )Annual Needham & Co. Growth Conference on Wednesday, January 11(th )at The Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY at 8:00 AM ET.

    Webcast and presentation materials will be made available on SS&C Technologies' investor relations website at http://investor.ssctech.com.

    About SS&C Technologies

    SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software for the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has offices around the world. Some 10,000 financial services organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services. These clients manage an aggregate of over $44 trillion in assets.

    Follow SS&C on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

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    CONTACT: Patrick Pedonti, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: +1-860-298-4738,
    E-mail: InvestorRelations@sscinc.com, or Justine Stone, Investor Relations,
    Tel: +1- 212-367-4705, E-mail: InvestorRelations@sscinc.com, or Media
    Contacts - Sarah Mason, Metia (UK), Tel. +44 (0)20 3100, 3613, Email:
    ss&c@metia.com, or Megan Griffin, BackBay Communications (US), Tel:
    +1-617-556-9982 ext.221, Email: ss&c@metia.com

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




    Wunderman Study Reveals 79% Of Consumers Only Buy From Brands That Prove They Care About Earning Their BusinessAgency identifies new engagement criteria: 'Wantedness'

    NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a marketplace defined by increased transparency and decreased trust, instead of selling, brands must prove that they will commit to earning their customer's business. A new study released today and commissioned by Wunderman, a leading global digital agency, and in partnership with Penn Schoen Berland, finds that 79% of consumers ages 18-65 in the US say brands must actively demonstrate "they understand and care about me" before they consider purchasing. To succeed in this environment, brands need a new approach to consumer engagement identified by the research as "Wantedness."

    The agency defines Wantedness as the degree to which a brand proves their commitment to earning a customer's business across every touchpoint and throughout the entire path to purchase. Traditionally marketers have primarily focused on developing consumer loyalty to their brands but the data shows that brands now need to demonstrate their commitment to serving the consumer and exceeding their expectations every day.

    In addition, the research also identified that the competitive landscape has changed with 87% of US consumers now evaluating brands against leading companies like Amazon, Uber and Netflix, which have effectively set new standards of excellence that extend beyond traditional product categories.

    "With expectations at an all-time high, brands are required to operate in consumer culture and not just within their own category," says Jamie Gutfreund, Global CMO of Wunderman. "It used to be that brands had the luxury of customers conforming to their business models, which worked for many years. But the tables have turned. Today, consumers expect businesses to adapt to their needs and our findings are consistent across all generations, geographies and genders."

    The concept of Wantedness therefore requires a data-driven approach to understanding what consumers expect in order to drive engagement and sales.

    According to the research, brands today must do more than just provide a good quality product or service. Simply being "at par" is not enough; 88% of American respondents say that brands must "push boundaries" in order to be considered.

    Other key findings from the study include:

    --  90% of American consumers believe mobile empowers them to make better
    purchase decisions.
    --  89% of American consumers say that they are loyal to brands that share
    their values.
    --  74% of consumers in the US say that brands can set a new standard by how
    they serve customers (in other words they don't have to just offer a new
    product).
    

    For more on Wantedness and to view a copy of the full report, please visit: wantedness.com/.

    About Wunderman
    Wunderman is Creatively Driven. Data Inspired. A leading global digital agency, Wunderman combines creativity and data into work that inspires people to take action and delivers results for brands. In 2015, industry analysts named Wunderman a leader in marketing database operations as well as a strong performer in customer engagement strategy. Headquartered in New York, the agency brings together 7,000 creatives, data scientists, strategists and technologists in 175 offices in 60 markets. Wunderman is a WPP company . For more information, please visit www.wunderman.com and follow us @Wunderman.

    Contact
    Martina Suess
    +1 (212) 210-3859 or +1 (646) 404-4068
    martina.suess@wunderman.com

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




    AT&T Prepared as Winter Storm Approaches Southeast

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby as a major winter storm nears. We're ready to respond quickly.

    We've activated our storm preparedness process as we closely monitor the severe winter weather expected to impact the Southeast states, including Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina over the weekend. Among our preparations, we're topping off fuel at generators positioned and installed and we've tested high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites. We've also installed "Quick Connect Generator Plugs" at many of our cell sites and staged additional emergency response equipment in strategic locations. Our national reliability center will be monitoring outages for quick action.

    We have continued to enhance our network in storm-prone areas by installing more back-up and permanent generators at critical cell sites. We've been switching facilities, locating critical equipment in less vulnerable areas and upgrading critical electronics above expected flood levels.

    "We know our customers rely on us, particularly during rare, but dangerous winter weather like we are expecting over the weekend," said Fred McCallum, president, AT&T Alabama. "That's why we perform extensive drills and simulations throughout the year. We do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes," he said.

    "We are positioning equipment and crews to respond to the storm. And we'll be closely linked with public officials in their storm response efforts. With a storm expected to deliver snow - as well as ice - we may experience some outages. But if service goes down, we'll do all we can to get it back up as fast as possible," said McCallum.

    Just as we prepare our networks and personnel, we encourage residents and small businesses to consider the following recommendations:

    --  Keep your wireless phone batteries charged at all times. Have an
    alternate plan to recharge your battery in case of a power outage.
    Consider using your car charger for your device or having extra phone
    batteries on hand.
    --  Keep your wireless phone dry. The biggest threat to your device during
    storms is water, so keep your equipment safe from the elements. Store it
    in a baggie or some other type of protective covering.
    --  Have a family communication plan in place. Designate someone out of the
    area as a central contact, and make certain that all family members know
    who to contact if case of separation. Most importantly, practice your
    emergency plan in advance.
    --  Program all of your emergency contact numbers and e-mail addresses into
    your phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire station
    and hospital, as well as your family members.
    --  Forward your home number to your wireless number in the event of an
    evacuation. Because call forwarding happens out of the telephone central
    office, your landline phone will get incoming calls even if your local
    telephone service is inoperable at your home. In the unlikely event that
    the central office is not operational, services such as Voicemail, Call
    Forwarding, Remote Access call forwarding and call forwarding busy
    line/don't answer may be useful.
    --  Track the storm and access weather information on your wireless device.
    Many homes lose power during severe weather. If you have a wireless
    device that provides access to the Internet, you can keep updated with
    local radar and severe weather alerts
    --  Camera phones provide assistance. If you have a camera phone, take,
    store and send photos -- even video clips -- of damaged property to your
    insurance company from your device.
    --  Take advantage of location-based mapping technology.  Services such as
    AT&T Navigator and AT&T FamilyMap can help you seek evacuation routes or
    avoid traffic congestion from downed trees or power lines. You can also
    track a family member's wireless device in case you get separated.
    

    Maximizing Service During and After a Snowstorm:

    --  Try text messaging. During an emergency, texts may go through more
    quickly than voice calls because they require fewer network resources.
    All of our wireless devices are text messaging capable. Depending on
    your text or data plan, additional charges may apply.
    --  Prepare for high call volume. During an emergency, many people try to
    use their phones at the same time. The increased volume may create
    network congestion, leading to "fast busy" signals on your wireless
    phone or a slow dial tone on your landline phone. If this happens, hang
    up, wait several seconds and then try the call again. This allows your
    original call data to clear the network before you try again.
    --  Keep non-emergency calls to a minimum. And limit your calls to the most
    important ones. If there is severe weather, chances are many people will
    be attempting to place calls to loved ones, friends and business
    associates.
    

    Small Business Tips:

    --  Set up a call-forwarding service to a predetermined backup location. Set
    up a single or multiple hotline number(s) for employees, employees'
    families, customers and partners, as appropriate, to call so all parties
    know about the business situation and emergency plan. For this to be
    most effective, maintain an updated contact list, including mobile and
    home phone numbers and e-mail addresses, for all employees.
    --  Protect hardware/software/data records/employee records, etc. Routinely
    back up files to an off-site location. Use a generator to supply backup
    power to vital computer hardware and other mission-critical equipment.
    Prearrange the replacement of damaged hardware with vendors to ensure
    quick business recovery.
    --  Outline detailed plans for evacuation and shelter-in-place plans.
    Practice these plans (employee training, etc.). Establish a backup
    location for your business and meeting place for all employees.
    --  Assemble a crisis-management team and coordinate efforts with
    neighboring businesses and building management. Be aware that disasters
    affecting your suppliers also affect your business. Outline a plan for
    supply chain continuity for business essentials.
    

    See more information and tips for disaster preparedness at www.att.com/vitalconnections.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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    CONTACT: Catherine Stengel, AT&T Corporate Communications, 404-986-1799,
    catherine.stengel@att.com

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




    Robo Showcases Two New App-Powered, Smart 3D Printers at CES 2017Robo C2 Compact Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi now shipping, Robo R2 High-Performance Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi slated for February release

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SPECIAL TO CES -- Robo , a US-based 3D printing market leader and maker of the most highly-rated consumer 3D printers on the market, features two new additions at CES 2017: Robo C2 Compact Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi and Robo R2 High-Performance Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi, both powered by the new Robo app.

    The Robo exhibit is located at The Sands in Las Vegas, Level 2, Booth 42142.

    The company enters this hotly-anticipated yearly event with great momentum having been named CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree for Robo R2, which will ship in early 2017. Announced in September 2016 via a Kickstarter campaign, Robo C2 is now available for $699.

    Of note, Robo is the first to market 3D printers that offer cutting-edge features at consumer-level price points. Totally redesigned and reimagined to exceed consumer expectations, both next-generation printers define the new industry standard with a wish-list set of innovative features that give makers of all skill levels and backgrounds the freedom to create 3D prints for a wide range of personal and professional projects from a mobile device.

    "We're thrilled to showcase our complete, full-featured smart 3D printing ecosystem for professionals, educators and beginners alike at this year's CES," said Braydon Moreno, co-founder of Robo. "It's exciting to fully reveal the automation features for both Robo C2 and Robo R2 -- each with built-in technology and open-source versatility that streamlines the printing process, allowing makers, doers and creators of all skill levels and backgrounds to get up and running with their own unique projects quickly and easily -- with 3D printers that scale with them as they progress and continue to make more."

    Robo C2 and Robo R2 are game-changers
    From Robo C2's compact size, to Robo R2's high-performance, both printers feature built-in Wi-Fi, industry-leading print speeds, substantial print sizes, large color touch screens, automatic self-leveling print beds, integrated model slicing and filament run-out detection. Robo C2 is engineered to fit any space with its small footprint, while still delivering a product that can scale nearly any project with the utmost detail and efficiency. And as the successor to Robo R1+PLUS with its larger print size, heated print bed, on-board camera for remote print monitoring and the ability to print two materials at once with an additional extruder head (sold separately), Robo R2 is the level up when it's time to tackle projects that involve serious printing.

    The first true 3D printing end-to-end app experience
    With the new Robo app, consumers now enjoy seamless interaction with both printers and a faster process to each 3D print--while never sacrificing precision. The app lets you connect and print right from your mobile device, monitor the progress of every print in real time, manage multiple prints and printers at once, connect to cloud libraries and access thousands of 3D models, make in-app purchases (filaments, accessories, print kits and more) and get access to 24/7 support and helpful tutorials. The Robo app is available now on iTunes to download, Android coming soon.

    About Robo
    Robo 3D Limited is a company based in California that focuses on the design and distribution of 3D printers and associated products for the desktop segment of the 3D printing industry (Robo 3D).

    The company was founded in 2012 by a group of students from San Diego State University and delivered its first model to customers in 2013. Since then, Robo 3D has grown into a leading brand in the desktop segment of the 3D printing industry, gaining significant traction online and through retail partners including Amazon and Best Buy. Co-founders Braydon Moreno and Jacob Kabili are Forbes 30 Under 30: Class of 2017 honorees.

    To learn more about Robo, visit www.robo3D.com

    Contacts

    Media -- North America:
    Xenia Moore, Moore Baker Media +1 619 508 0488 xenia@moorebakermedia.com
    Michele Baker, Moore Baker Media +1 858 449 3619 michele@moorebakermedia.com

    Media -- Australia:
    Elodie Castagna, FTI Consulting +61 8 9485 8888 Elodie.Castagna@fticonsulting.com

    Investors:
    Ryan Legudi, Managing Director Robo 3D Limited +61 434 528 648 investors@robo3D.com

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    Robo 3D Limited

    Web site: http://www.robo3D.com/




    Vuzix Exhibits Line of Augmented Reality Technologies and Products at CES 2017Demonstrations Include Binocular AR Demo System with Gesture Sensing, Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses, and M3000 Smart Glasses

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix(R) Corporation , ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Company will showcase a line of new waveguide-based Augmented Reality devices at CES 2017. These products are fully functioning devices utilizing Vuzix' new ultrathin waveguide-based optics and Cobra II engine, incorporating Texas Instruments DLP((R)) Pico(TM) display technology. These new technologies are enabling AR-based products with some of the smallest and lightest weight form factors available today. Products being showcased include the CES Innovation Awards winners Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses and Vuzix M3000 Smart Glasses. The Company is also showing a special sneak peek at a fully interactive AR and gesture sensing technology demonstration where viewers can reach out and interact with 3D objects. These products will be showcased at the Vuzix booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Central Hall Booth #13246, from January 5 to 8, 2017. The Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses will also be shown at the TI Village located in meeting rooms N115-N116, LVCC.

    "Vuzix is going to be showcasing what we feel is a 'world's first' utilizing our unique optics technology and custom Cobra II display engine incorporating TI DLP Pico technology. This new technology will enable some of the smallest and lightweight form factors in the industry. The technology being shown in these new devices marks the beginning of a major shift in what's possible for wearable display solutions and we are excited to be driving it," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix.

    "We're delighted Vuzix has selected DLP Pico display technology for the Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses due to its ultra-compact device form factor, high contrast ratio, low power consumption and superb image quality," said Frank Moizio, business unit manager of DLP Pico products, Texas Instruments (TI). "DLP Pico chips are a compelling choice for Augmented Reality glasses and we believe this technology will bring great experiences, like the Vuzix Blade 3000, to consumers."

    To see a video demonstration of the Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses please click here: https://www.vuzix.com/Products/Series-3000-Smart-Glasses.

    To see a video demonstration of the M3000 Smart Glasses please click here: https://youtu.be/y6SGlOLVpg8 .

    To see a video demonstration of the 3D AR waveguide please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-F_o8SM_XU

    To schedule a meeting with Vuzix representatives during the show, please contact PR representative Steven Hirsch at stevenhirsch@maxborgesagency.com or Andrew Haag at vuzi@irthcommunications.com.

    About Vuzix Corporation

    Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 49 patents and 43 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

    Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

    Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to new products and technology demonstrations and advancements of Vuzix products, among other things, and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

    For further information:

    Media and Investor Relations Contact:

    Andrew Haag
    Managing Partner
    IRTH Communications
    vuzi@irthcommunications.com
    Tel: (866) 976-4784

    Vuzix Corporation
    25 Hendrix Road, Suite A
    West Henrietta, NY 14586 USA

    Investor Information - Grant Russell
    IR@Vuzix.com
    Tel: (585) 359-7562
    www.vuzix.com

    For further sales, and product information, please visit:

    North America:
    http://www.vuzix.com/contact/

    Europe/UK:
    https://www.vuzix.eu/contact/

    Asia:
    http://www.vuzix.jp/contact.html

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




    Quantum to Present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. today announced that President and CEO Jon Gacek and Senior Vice President and CFO Fuad Ahmad will be presenting at the 19(th) Annual Needham Growth Conference to be held at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 2:50 p.m. EST. The Quantum management team will also be conducting one-on-one institutional investor meetings at the conference.

    Webcast
    A live and archived audio webcast of the company's presentation will be available on the Investor Events section of Quantum's corporate website at www.quantum.com/investors.

    About Quantum
    Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. Quantum's end-to-end, tiered storage foundation enables customers to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity. See how at www.quantum.com/customerstories.

    Quantum and the Quantum logo are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Contact:
    Brad Cohen
    Public Relations
    Quantum Corp.
    +1 (408) 944-4044
    brad.cohen@quantum.com

    Brinlea Johnson or Allise Furlani
    Investor Relations
    The Blueshirt Group
    +1 (212) 331-8424 or +1 (212) 331-8433
    brinlea@blueshirtgroup.com or allise@blueshirtgroup.com

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




    AT&T Prepared as Winter Storm Approaches Southeast

    ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby as a major winter storm nears. We're ready to respond quickly.

    We've activated our storm preparedness process as we closely monitor the severe winter weather expected to impact the Southeast states, including Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina over the weekend. Among our preparations, we're topping off fuel at generators positioned and installed and we've tested high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites. We've also installed "Quick Connect Generator Plugs" at many of our cell sites and staged additional emergency response equipment in strategic locations. Our national reliability center will be monitoring outages for quick action.

    We have continued to enhance our network in storm-prone areas by installing more back-up and permanent generators at critical cell sites. We've been switching facilities, locating critical equipment in less vulnerable areas and upgrading critical electronics above expected flood levels.

    "We know our customers rely on us, particularly during rare, but dangerous winter weather like we are expecting over the weekend," said Bill Leahy, president, AT&T Georgia. "That's why we perform extensive drills and simulations throughout the year. We do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes," he said.

    "We are positioning equipment and crews to respond to the storm. And we'll be closely linked with public officials in their storm response efforts. With a storm expected to deliver snow - as well as ice - we may experience some outages. But if service goes down, we'll do all we can to get it back up as fast as possible," said Leahy.

    Just as we prepare our networks and personnel, we encourage residents and small businesses to consider the following recommendations:

    --  Keep your wireless phone batteries charged at all times. Have an
    alternate plan to recharge your battery in case of a power outage.
    Consider using your car charger for your device or having extra phone
    batteries on hand.
    --  Keep your wireless phone dry. The biggest threat to your device during
    storms is water, so keep your equipment safe from the elements. Store it
    in a baggie or some other type of protective covering.
    --  Have a family communication plan in place. Designate someone out of the
    area as a central contact, and make certain that all family members know
    who to contact if case of separation. Most importantly, practice your
    emergency plan in advance.
    --  Program all of your emergency contact numbers and e-mail addresses into
    your phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire station
    and hospital, as well as your family members.
    --  Forward your home number to your wireless number in the event of an
    evacuation. Because call forwarding happens out of the telephone central
    office, your landline phone will get incoming calls even if your local
    telephone service is inoperable at your home. In the unlikely event that
    the central office is not operational, services such as Voicemail, Call
    Forwarding, Remote Access call forwarding and call forwarding busy
    line/don't answer may be useful.
    --  Track the storm and access weather information on your wireless device.
    Many homes lose power during severe weather. If you have a wireless
    device that provides access to the Internet, you can keep updated with
    local radar and severe weather alerts
    --  Camera phones provide assistance. If you have a camera phone, take,
    store and send photos -- even video clips -- of damaged property to your
    insurance company from your device.
    --  Take advantage of location-based mapping technology.  Services such as
    AT&T Navigator and AT&T FamilyMap can help you seek evacuation routes or
    avoid traffic congestion from downed trees or power lines. You can also
    track a family member's wireless device in case you get separated.
    

    Maximizing Service During and After a Snowstorm:

    --  Try text messaging. During an emergency, texts may go through more
    quickly than voice calls because they require fewer network resources.
    All of our wireless devices are text messaging capable. Depending on
    your text or data plan, additional charges may apply.
    --  Prepare for high call volume. During an emergency, many people try to
    use their phones at the same time. The increased volume may create
    network congestion, leading to "fast busy" signals on your wireless
    phone or a slow dial tone on your landline phone. If this happens, hang
    up, wait several seconds and then try the call again. This allows your
    original call data to clear the network before you try again.
    --  Keep non-emergency calls to a minimum. And limit your calls to the most
    important ones. If there is severe weather, chances are many people will
    be attempting to place calls to loved ones, friends and business
    associates.
    

    Small Business Tips:

    --  Set up a call-forwarding service to a predetermined backup location. Set
    up a single or multiple hotline number(s) for employees, employees'
    families, customers and partners, as appropriate, to call so all parties
    know about the business situation and emergency plan. For this to be
    most effective, maintain an updated contact list, including mobile and
    home phone numbers and e-mail addresses, for all employees.
    --  Protect hardware/software/data records/employee records, etc. Routinely
    back up files to an off-site location. Use a generator to supply backup
    power to vital computer hardware and other mission-critical equipment.
    Prearrange the replacement of damaged hardware with vendors to ensure
    quick business recovery.
    --  Outline detailed plans for evacuation and shelter-in-place plans.
    Practice these plans (employee training, etc.). Establish a backup
    location for your business and meeting place for all employees.
    --  Assemble a crisis-management team and coordinate efforts with
    neighboring businesses and building management. Be aware that disasters
    affecting your suppliers also affect your business. Outline a plan for
    supply chain continuity for business essentials.
    

    See more information and tips for disaster preparedness at www.att.com/vitalconnections.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/454397/ATTLogo_Logo.jpg AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Lance M. Skelly, AT&T Corporate Communications, 404-986-1784,
    Lance.Skelly@att.com

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




    Trimble to Sell its ThingMagic RFID Business to NovantaNovanta to Provide RFID Technology for Trimble Solutions

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Woburn, Mass. -based ThingMagic RFID business to Novanta Inc. for $20 million in cash. Novanta is a global leader and supplier of photonics, precision motion and vision technologies to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the medical and advanced industrial markets. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

    ThingMagic's RFID operations and product portfolio will be combined with Novanta's JADAK business. JADAK is a market-leading provider of embedded data collection and printing solutions for medical OEMs serving the healthcare and life science markets.

    "This transaction is consistent with our strategy to focus our efforts on domain-specific connected solutions in our core markets," said Michael Lesyna, vice president of Trimble. "We believe that we can create more value and sustainable differentiation by focusing on the software, data and sensor integration for solutions that leverage RFID versus owning and developing the technology."

    The ThingMagic Division has been reported as part of Trimble's Advanced Devices segment. The divestiture will not have a material impact on either overall or segment financial results.

    Partnering for RFID Technology

    In addition, Novanta and JADAK will become the preferred provider of RFID technology for use in Trimble's solutions across a variety of vertical markets including construction, mobile computing, rail and others.

    "Working together, Novanta and JADAK can deliver industry-leading RFID technology that will allow Trimble to focus on its core software and information technology that integrates positioning capabilities," said Lesyna. "The end goal is to deliver a complete solution to transform work processes and efficiency for our customers."

    "By combining the resources and RFID-based technologies of JADAK and ThingMagic, Novanta will be uniquely positioned to be a leading provider of high-performing RFID solutions for mission critical applications to OEMs within the healthcare industry," said Matthijs Glastra, chief executive officer of Novanta Inc. "ThingMagic broadens our portfolio of solutions in a high-growth technology area, while giving us the resources to address the growing need for improvements in workflow solutions, patient safety, anti-counterfeiting, and asset tracking in a medical environment. In addition, we are extremely excited to support Trimble by providing RFID technology for its solutions."

    About JADAK

    Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, JADAK has a wide array of data collection products and services, including machine vision, RFID, bar code scanning, and thermal printers that help customers solve unique inspection, tracking, scanning and documenting challenges. JADAK has established itself as a strategic partner for today's top healthcare companies through its flexible, customer centric approach and its wide range of capabilities.

    About Novanta

    Novanta is a leading global supplier of core technology solutions that give advanced industrial and healthcare OEMs a competitive advantage. We combine deep expertise at the intersection of photonics and motion with a proven ability to solve complex technical challenges. This enables Novanta to engineer core components and sub-systems that deliver extreme precision and performance, tailored to our customers' demanding applications. We deliver highly engineered photonics, vision and precision motion solutions to customers around the world. The driving force behind our growth is the team of innovative professionals who share a commitment to innovation and customer success. Novanta's common shares are quoted on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NOVT."

    More information about Novanta is available on the company's website at: www.novanta.com.

    About Trimble

    Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble , visit: www.trimble.com.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the business operations and prospects of Trimble, including the impact of the ThingMagic divestiture. These forward-looking statements are subject to change, and actual results may materially differ due to certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause or contribute to changes in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to timely satisfaction of various conditions to closing the divestiture, and whether the divestiture is completed on the intended timeline, or at all. More information about potential factors which could affect Trimble's business and financial results is set forth in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K. All forward looking statements are based on information available to Trimble as of the date hereof, and Trimble assumes no obligation to update such statements.

    GTRMB

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    Trimble

    CONTACT: Lea Ann McNabb, Media, +1 408-481-7808, leaann_mcnabb@trimble.com

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




    Leidos Awarded $202 Million Task Order Subcontract to Support Joint Improvised Threat Defeat OrganizationCompany to Provide Analytical Operations, Intelligence and Training Services under Prime Contractor CACI

    RESTON, Va., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos , a global science and technology company, was awarded a subcontract to support the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) with analytical operations, intelligence, and training services under prime contractor CACI. The single-award cost-plus award-fee task order has a two-year base period of performance, three one-year options, and a total subcontract value to Leidos of $202 million if all options are exercised. The subcontract expands Leidos' footprint in the intelligence and threat reduction market.

    http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/PH20896LOGO

    JIDO has developed, established and refined its core capabilities fighting improvised threats such as the improvised explosive device. The enduring nature of threats that exist today, combined with the proliferation of technology, drive the need for innovation in emerging capability areas to ensure improvised threats do not have a strategic effect in today's and future conflicts. Leidos has demonstrated an enduring commitment to JIDO's mission to apply intelligence and rapid capability development and delivery to enable U.S. Joint Force preparedness to defeat improvised threats.

    Under the new subcontract, Leidos will provide deployable analytical operations, intelligence, and training services to support JIDO's Focused Support/Decisive Effort mission worldwide. The task order provides a key component for JIDO's mission to enable Department of Defense actions to counter improvised threats with tactical responsiveness and through anticipatory, rapid acquisition in support of combatant commands' efforts to prepare for, and adapt to, battlefield surprise in support of counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, and other related mission areas including counter-improvised explosive device.

    "Our innovative operations, intelligence, and training services will arm JIDO with the capability to understand, disarm and defeat adversaries that employ improvised-threat weapons for nefarious purposes," said Leidos Defense Group President, Michael Leiter.

    About Leidos

    Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

    Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 1, 2016, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

    Contact: Melissa Koskovich Jennifer Moffett (571) 526-6850 (571) 526-6852 Koskovichm@Leidos.com Jennifer.a.moffett@leidos.com

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




    Maxim Integrated To Announce Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Results

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. will announce fiscal second quarter 2017 results after market close on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The full release will be available at investor.maximintegrated.com.

    A conference call and live webcast will follow at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which can be accessed at investor.maximintegrated.com. To listen via telephone, dial (844) 512-3769 (toll free) or (478) 219-0890.

    About Maxim Integrated
    Maxim develops innovative analog ICs for the automotive, industrial, healthcare, mobile consumer, and cloud data center markets. We make technology smaller, smarter, more secure and energy efficient, so that our customers can meet the demands of an integrated world. Learn more at http://www.maximintegrated.com.

    Contact: Kathy Ta Managing Director, Investor Relations (408) 601-5697

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




    Supermicro Introduces Latest SUPERO(TM) Desktop and Gaming Solutions at CES 2017Wide New Range of 7th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) processor-based Motherboards and Systems

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. , a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green computing is introducing an extensive range of next-generation desktop and gaming motherboards and solutions during CES 2017 in the Bellagio Hotel, Penthouse Suite 31063.

    Fueled by the latest 7th generation Intel(R) Core(TM) processor (formerly Kaby Lake) innovations, the new range of motherboard products come with Z270, H270, Q270, as well as the most cost-effective B250 chipsets. Relying on decades of expertise in designing professional server and storage solutions, these SuperO motherboards are equipped with a rich set of features optimized for users ranging from SOHO customers to the most demanding BYOC gamers and PC enthusiasts with the following series:

    Professional Gaming (PG) - C7Z270-PG is designed for PC enthusiasts who enjoy tweaking the hardware to its limits. C7Z270-PG incorporates Intel's Optane(TM) Technology, dual M.2 and U.2 ports that are capable supporting RAID 0, 1, and 5. C7Z270-PG provides the best-in-class feature sets, performance and reliability for the most demanding enthusiasts.

    Core Gaming (CG) - C7Z270-CG, C7Z270-CG-L, C7H270-CG-ML are designed for mainstream gamers or anyone who seek a solid well-rounded board that does away with the nonsensical features, and focuses purely on the essentials at an affordable price. C7Z270-CG and C7Z270-CG-L both support Intel's Optane(TM) Technology and feature dual M.2 ports.

    Core Business (CB) - C7Q270-CB-ML is designed for SOHO and SMB users who want to enjoy the legendary Supermicro quality and reliability. C7Q270-CB-ML equips with Intel Q270 chipset that features Intel vPro(TM) for business class performance and security.

    "The latest Intel Core CPU family is the next step in computing and we have leveraged all of the new innovations like Optane SSD technology, improved processor and memory overclocking flexibility, features and performance, NVMe RAID and SATA RAID, M.2 interface and U.2 interface, as well as VR and DX12 support to create products with the highest quality to fulfill every desire of our customers," said Ivan Tay, VP of Product Management at Supermicro. "With this generation, we have created a wider and more comprehensive range of desktop and gaming products than ever before."

    In addition to the motherboard portfolio Supermicro is also showing three new systems for high performance gamers, mainstream users and business power users.

    SYS-5130AD-T - Featuring a brand new CSE-GS5A-753K chassis with a titanium black trim, 750-watt 80PLUS Gold power supply, and the latest Pro Gaming C7Z270-PG motherboard, the SYS-5130AD-T has the features that high performance gamers demand, and in a pre-validated configuration.

    SYS-5130DB-IL - Enabling customers to have a budget friendly system that features a mix of all the latest technologies, SYS-5130DB-IL is equipped with C7ZB250-CG-ML motherboard, a feature-rich CSE-DS3A-261B mini-tower chassis, and a 260W power supply.

    SYS-5130DQ-IL - Aiming for the B2B user, the SYS-5130DQ-IL incorporates an all-black mini-tower chassis, 260W 80PLUS Bronze power supply and the C7Q270-CB-ML supporting Intel's vPro technology. In addition, the system comes with Kensington Lock support and an intrusion chassis sensor security feature that make this system ideal for the business, government and education markets.

    For more information on Supermicro's complete range of SuperO desktop and gaming solutions, please visit www.supero.com.

    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.

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

    Intel, Intel Core, vPro and Optane are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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

    SMCI-F

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    Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael Kalodrich, Super Micro Computer, Inc.,
    michaelk@supermicro.com

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




    SOURCENEXT Launches iGotcha Mobile App Delivering Instant Voicemail Transcription in 11 Languages to Global ProfessionalsJapanese Public Company CEO Turns Personal Transcription Need Into Must-Have Mobile App for International Business, Launched at CES 2017

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCENEXT (TYO: 4344), Japan's market-leading software publisher and distributor, unveiled today at CES 2017 its new mobile app iGotcha, the must-have voicemail assistant for global professionals and jetsetters to ease business communication and allow access to voicemails without carrier service. iGotcha transcribes voicemail in 11 languages and delivers it instantly to the platform of your choice -- whether that's SMS, email, Facebook Messenger, or push notification. iGotcha is available now for iOS and Android, and SOURCENEXT will be showcasing the app at 2017 CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 5 - 8, 2017, at booth #36815, LVCC South 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    "Voicemail is a critical communication channel in business, but it's limited and ill-suited for today's globalized workforce that's always on the go - and often outside of the reach of their mobile carrier service," said Noriyuki Matsuda, CEO and founder of SOURCENEXT. "iGotcha was born out of real pain points we have faced as an organization, and personally, working with partners around the globe. That's exactly who iGotcha was designed for, so they can keep up with their voicemail at the speed of business, without disruption of stopping to listen to voice messages."

    iGotcha makes voicemail more convenient and useful than ever for global professionals, delivering text and audio to several channels over the cloud silently and discreetly, even outside of cell network range. It offers unprecedented access to voicemail on long flights, and messages at a glance during meetings.

    With iGotcha, users can hurdle language barriers and give each message the prompt attention it deserves -- often a cultural necessity that can have serious career ramifications. Voice-to-text transcription for 11 languages solves the inconvenience of misunderstanding a message due to poor voice quality, fast talking, or accent interpretation. iGotcha currently supports transcription for:

    --  English (Indian)
    --  English (American)
    --  Spanish (Mexican)
    --  Spanish (Spain)
    --  Mandarin (Chinese)
    --  Mandarin (Taiwanese)
    --  French (Canadian)
    --  German
    --  Korean
    --  Cantonese (Hong Kong)
    --  Japanese
    

    Founded in 1996, SOURCENEXT has published more than 100 of its own original products and shipped more than 40 million product units, claiming top shares in the Japanese consumer software market. SOURCENEXT also offers a unique, full-service Japanese market penetration program for software companies headquartered in the US and other parts of the world achieve sustainable profitability in Japan.

    For more information on iGotcha, visit. www.iGotcha.com, or download it from the App Store or Google Play.

    About SOURCENEXT:

    SOURCENEXT (TYO:4344), Japan's publicly traded, market-leading software publisher and distributor, which not only plans and develops their own products, also specializes in helping U.S. and other foreign-based software companies launch their desktop and mobile apps in the Japanese market and grow market share for sustained profitability. With 20 years of software publishing experience in Japan, SOURCENEXT offers a unique, full-service Japanese market penetration program for software providers. SOURCENEXT has helped companies launch successful desktop software tools and mobile apps in Japan with its deep market experience, brand trust, top retailer relationships, and extensive distribution network. For more, visit
    http://www.sourcenext.com/us/

    MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Lunny, Resound Marketing for SOURCENEXT, 609-279-0050 ext 121 sarah@resoundmarketing.com

    SOURCENEXT

    Web site: http://www.sourcenext.com/us//




    AT&T Prepared as Winter Storm Approaches Southeast

    ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby as a major winter storm nears. We're ready to respond quickly.

    We've activated our storm preparedness process as we closely monitor the severe winter weather expected to impact the Southeast states, including Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina over the weekend. Among our preparations, we're topping off fuel at generators positioned and installed and we've tested high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites. We've also installed "Quick Connect Generator Plugs" at many of our cell sites and staged additional emergency response equipment in strategic locations. Our national reliability center will be monitoring outages for quick action.

    We have continued to enhance our network in storm-prone areas by installing more back-up and permanent generators at critical cell sites. We've been switching facilities, locating critical equipment in less vulnerable areas and upgrading critical electronics above expected flood levels.

    "We know our customers rely on us, particularly during rare, but dangerous winter weather like we are expecting over the weekend," said Pamela Lackey, president, AT&T South Carolina. "That's why we perform extensive drills and simulations throughout the year. We do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes," she said.

    "We are positioning equipment and crews to respond to the storm. And we'll be closely linked with public officials in their storm response efforts. With a storm expected to deliver snow - as well as ice - we may experience some outages. But if service goes down, we'll do all we can to get it back up as fast as possible," said Lackey.

    Just as we prepare our networks and personnel, we encourage residents and small businesses to consider the following recommendations:

    --  Keep your wireless phone batteries charged at all times. Have an
    alternate plan to recharge your battery in case of a power outage.
    Consider using your car charger for your device or having extra phone
    batteries on hand.
    --  Keep your wireless phone dry. The biggest threat to your device during
    storms is water, so keep your equipment safe from the elements. Store it
    in a baggie or some other type of protective covering.
    --  Have a family communication plan in place. Designate someone out of the
    area as a central contact, and make certain that all family members know
    who to contact if case of separation. Most importantly, practice your
    emergency plan in advance.
    --  Program all of your emergency contact numbers and e-mail addresses into
    your phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire station
    and hospital, as well as your family members.
    --  Forward your home number to your wireless number in the event of an
    evacuation. Because call forwarding happens out of the telephone central
    office, your landline phone will get incoming calls even if your local
    telephone service is inoperable at your home. In the unlikely event that
    the central office is not operational, services such as Voicemail, Call
    Forwarding, Remote Access call forwarding and call forwarding busy
    line/don't answer may be useful.
    --  Track the storm and access weather information on your wireless device.
    Many homes lose power during severe weather. If you have a wireless
    device that provides access to the Internet, you can keep updated with
    local radar and severe weather alerts
    --  Camera phones provide assistance. If you have a camera phone, take,
    store and send photos -- even video clips -- of damaged property to your
    insurance company from your device.
    --  Take advantage of location-based mapping technology.  Services such as
    AT&T Navigator and AT&T FamilyMap can help you seek evacuation routes or
    avoid traffic congestion from downed trees or power lines. You can also
    track a family member's wireless device in case you get separated.
    

    Maximizing Service During and After a Snowstorm:

    --  Try text messaging. During an emergency, texts may go through more
    quickly than voice calls because they require fewer network resources.
    All of our wireless devices are text messaging capable. Depending on
    your text or data plan, additional charges may apply.
    --  Prepare for high call volume. During an emergency, many people try to
    use their phones at the same time. The increased volume may create
    network congestion, leading to "fast busy" signals on your wireless
    phone or a slow dial tone on your landline phone. If this happens, hang
    up, wait several seconds and then try the call again. This allows your
    original call data to clear the network before you try again.
    --  Keep non-emergency calls to a minimum. And limit your calls to the most
    important ones. If there is severe weather, chances are many people will
    be attempting to place calls to loved ones, friends and business
    associates.
    

    Small Business Tips:

    --  Set up a call-forwarding service to a predetermined backup location. Set
    up a single or multiple hotline number(s) for employees, employees'
    families, customers and partners, as appropriate, to call so all parties
    know about the business situation and emergency plan. For this to be
    most effective, maintain an updated contact list, including mobile and
    home phone numbers and e-mail addresses, for all employees.
    --  Protect hardware/software/data records/employee records, etc. Routinely
    back up files to an off-site location. Use a generator to supply backup
    power to vital computer hardware and other mission-critical equipment.
    Prearrange the replacement of damaged hardware with vendors to ensure
    quick business recovery.
    --  Outline detailed plans for evacuation and shelter-in-place plans.
    Practice these plans (employee training, etc.). Establish a backup
    location for your business and meeting place for all employees.
    --  Assemble a crisis-management team and coordinate efforts with
    neighboring businesses and building management. Be aware that disasters
    affecting your suppliers also affect your business. Outline a plan for
    supply chain continuity for business essentials.
    

    See more information and tips for disaster preparedness at www.att.com/vitalconnections.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/att-prepared-as-winter-storm-approaches-southeast-300386555.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/454400/ATT_Logo.jpg AT&T

    CONTACT: Ann Elsas, AT&T Corporate Communications, 404-218-8436,
    Ann.elsas@att.com

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




    AT&T Prepared as Winter Storm Approaches Southeast

    ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby as a major winter storm nears. We're ready to respond quickly.

    We've activated our storm preparedness process as we closely monitor the severe winter weather expected to impact the Southeast states, including Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina over the weekend. Among our preparations, we're topping off fuel at generators positioned and installed and we've tested high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites. We've also installed "Quick Connect Generator Plugs" at many of our cell sites and staged additional emergency response equipment in strategic locations. Our national reliability center will be monitoring outages for quick action.

    We have continued to enhance our network in storm-prone areas by installing more back-up and permanent generators at critical cell sites. We've been switching facilities, locating critical equipment in less vulnerable areas and upgrading critical electronics above expected flood levels.

    "We know our customers rely on us, particularly during rare, but dangerous winter weather like we are expecting over the weekend," said Mayo Flynt, president, AT&T Mississippi. "That's why we perform extensive drills and simulations throughout the year. We do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes," he said.

    "We are positioning equipment and crews to respond to the storm. And we'll be closely linked with public officials in their storm response efforts. With a storm expected to deliver snow - as well as ice - we may experience some outages. But if service goes down, we'll do all we can to get it back up as fast as possible," said Flynt.

    Just as we prepare our networks and personnel, we encourage residents and small businesses to consider the following recommendations:

    --  Keep your wireless phone batteries charged at all times. Have an
    alternate plan to recharge your battery in case of a power outage.
    Consider using your car charger for your device or having extra phone
    batteries on hand.
    --  Keep your wireless phone dry. The biggest threat to your device during
    storms is water, so keep your equipment safe from the elements. Store it
    in a baggie or some other type of protective covering.
    --  Have a family communication plan in place. Designate someone out of the
    area as a central contact, and make certain that all family members know
    who to contact if case of separation. Most importantly, practice your
    emergency plan in advance.
    --  Program all of your emergency contact numbers and e-mail addresses into
    your phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire station
    and hospital, as well as your family members.
    --  Forward your home number to your wireless number in the event of an
    evacuation. Because call forwarding happens out of the telephone central
    office, your landline phone will get incoming calls even if your local
    telephone service is inoperable at your home. In the unlikely event that
    the central office is not operational, services such as Voicemail, Call
    Forwarding, Remote Access call forwarding and call forwarding busy
    line/don't answer may be useful.
    --  Track the storm and access weather information on your wireless device.
    Many homes lose power during severe weather. If you have a wireless
    device that provides access to the Internet, you can keep updated with
    local radar and severe weather alerts.
    --  Camera phones provide assistance. If you have a camera phone, take,
    store and send photos -- even video clips -- of damaged property to your
    insurance company from your device.
    --  Take advantage of location-based mapping technology.  Services such as
    AT&T Navigator and AT&T FamilyMap can help you seek evacuation routes or
    avoid traffic congestion from downed trees or power lines. You can also
    track a family member's wireless device in case you get separated.
    

    Maximizing Service During and After a Snowstorm:

    --  Try text messaging. During an emergency, texts may go through more
    quickly than voice calls because they require fewer network resources.
    All of our wireless devices are text messaging capable. Depending on
    your text or data plan, additional charges may apply.
    --  Prepare for high call volume. During an emergency, many people try to
    use their phones at the same time. The increased volume may create
    network congestion, leading to "fast busy" signals on your wireless
    phone or a slow dial tone on your landline phone. If this happens, hang
    up, wait several seconds and then try the call again. This allows your
    original call data to clear the network before you try again.
    --  Keep non-emergency calls to a minimum. And limit your calls to the most
    important ones. If there is severe weather, chances are many people will
    be attempting to place calls to loved ones, friends and business
    associates.
    

    Small Business Tips:

    --  Set up a call-forwarding service to a predetermined backup location. Set
    up a single or multiple hotline number(s) for employees, employees'
    families, customers and partners, as appropriate, to call so all parties
    know about the business situation and emergency plan. For this to be
    most effective, maintain an updated contact list, including mobile and
    home phone numbers and e-mail addresses, for all employees.
    --  Protect hardware/software/data records/employee records, etc. Routinely
    back up files to an off-site location. Use a generator to supply backup
    power to vital computer hardware and other mission-critical equipment.
    Prearrange the replacement of damaged hardware with vendors to ensure
    quick business recovery.
    --  Outline detailed plans for evacuation and shelter-in-place plans.
    Practice these plans (employee training, etc.). Establish a backup
    location for your business and meeting place for all employees.
    --  Assemble a crisis-management team and coordinate efforts with
    neighboring businesses and building management. Be aware that disasters
    affecting your suppliers also affect your business. Outline a plan for
    supply chain continuity for business essentials.
    

    See more information and tips for disaster preparedness at www.att.com/vitalconnections.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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    tarvis.thompson@att.com




    Blackbaud's Total Solutions Help Organizations Boost Donations, Improve Productivity and Discover New Fundraising StreamsIndependent study provides readers a framework to evaluate the potential economic impact of an integrated fundraising, marketing and financial solution on their organization

    CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbaud, Inc. today announced the results of a commissioned Total Economic Impact(TM) (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Blackbaud, examining the potential return on investment enterprises may experience by deploying an integrated fundraising, marketing and financial solution from Blackbaud. Forrester found that over a three-year period, a Blackbaud total solution can help an organization increase recurring donations by 36 percent, improve productivity in data entry and reporting by 99 percent, and achieve a 114 percent return on investment.

    Forrester took a comprehensive approach to evaluate the impact that a Blackbaud total solution can have on an organization. Specifically, it interviewed Blackbaud subject matter experts, Forrester analysts and an organization currently using a Blackbaud total solution, and constructed a financial model representative of the interview using the TEI methodology. The objective of the framework was to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision.

    Forrester interviewed Save the Manatee Club (SMC), an award-winning national nonprofit and membership-based organization whose mission is to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. SMC was using seven different solutions for its needs, such as supporting online donations, and managing financial and accounting requirements, and the older, standalone systems were hindering its ability to execute programs and services to further its mission.

    The multiple systems SMC used were not integrated, resulting in challenges with visibility of information, the inability to fully understand supporters' efforts and an excessive amount of time spent on manual data processes. To address these common issues, SMC selected a Blackbaud total solution, which in this case includes Raiser's Edge NXT(TM), a cloud fundraising and relationship management solution; Financial Edge NXT(TM), a cloud accounting solution; Luminate Online(TM), an online marketing and fundraising solution; and everydayhero(R), an innovative crowdfundraising platform.

    "The most important aspects were efficiency and integration; having an integrated solution creates a more efficient workflow--that saves time, which saves money, which allows us to focus on our programs," said Tonya Higgins, director of Development and Operations, Save the Manatee Club. "The better we can understand our donors, the more we can grow as an organization and ultimately serve our mission."

    After Deploying its Blackbaud Total Solution, Save the Manatee Club Experienced:

    --  Efficiency of core processes, such as processing online donations and
    generating reports improved significantly. The most significant benefits
    experienced were in data entry and reporting, where SMC saved a
    significant amount of time and errors were reduced.
    --  Donations increased due to improved campaigns. SMC leveraged
    capabilities to send more targeted requests for recurring donations,
    resulting in increased revenue on an annual basis.
    --  Legacy applications were eliminated. Blackbaud's Total Solution replaced
    multiple legacy solutions, eliminating the recurring fees to support the
    older solutions and reducing SMC's expenses.
    

    Learn more about how Save the Manatee Club raised more and spent less with a Blackbaud total solution by downloading the Forrester Total Economic Impact study at www.blackbaud.com/RaiseMoreSpendLess. Join Blackbaud, SMC and guest Forrester on Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. ET to learn more about this story in webinar form.

    About Blackbaud
    Blackbaud is the world's leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community--nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents--Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

    Media Contact
    Nicole McGougan
    Public Relations
    843.654.3307
    media@blackbaud.com

    Forward-looking Statements
    Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; continued success in sales growth; management of integration of acquired companies and other risks associated with acquisitions; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks related to our dividend policy and share repurchase program, including potential limitations on our ability to grow and the possibility that we might discontinue payment of dividends; risks relating to restrictions imposed by the credit facility; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organization; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud's investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

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




    New Age Electronics Announces 2016 Retailers of the Year at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics ShowDistributor selects BJ's Wholesale Club as Brick and Mortar Retailer of the Year and Purchasing Power as E-commerce Retailer of the Year

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- (from 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show) -- New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation , announced that it has selected BJ's Wholesale Club as Brick and Mortar Retailer of the Year and Purchasing Power as E-commerce Retailer of the Year at its customer appreciation event during the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

    "BJ's Wholesale Club and Purchasing Power are two strategic customers for New Age Electronics, and we are pleased to congratulate them for their achievements over the course of 2016," said Fred Towns, President, New Age Electronics. "They both continue to deliver innovative new ways to market and sell products to consumers and exemplify the success that can be achieved in the Consumer Technology industry through a closely aligned distributor and retailer relationship."

    Both award recipients are selected for year-over-year revenue growth, close executive alignment, strategic partnership, sourcing of multiple brands, and a consistent positive credit standing. BJ's Wholesale Club is recognized for its ability to grow its business with New Age Electronics in today's highly competitive retail environment. The company's success is a result of an ongoing commitment to evolving its business model to deliver a one-stop shopping experience built on unmatched value and product selection. Purchasing Power is recognized for expanding its portfolio through innovative new ways to market products to consumers through multiple platforms. The e-retailer continues to demonstrate how a company can successfully evolve as the market changes and consumers continue to shop differently.

    "BJ's is honored to be selected as New Age Electronics Retailer of the Year," said Chris Desantis, Vice President General Merchandise, BJ's Wholesale Club. "Families can find a range of the latest consumer electronics at BJ's at a value that can't be matched. New Age Electronics has been a tremendous partner in helping BJ's deliver the best assortment at the best prices to our members."

    "We are very excited and extremely honored to be named New Age Electronics E-Commerce Retailer of the Year. We have enjoyed a long standing strategic partnership with New Age, which has been pivotal to driving the growth and success of our e-commerce platform," said David Carlock, Vice President, Merchandising, Purchasing Power. "New Age brings great value to our business, from offering premium brands and innovative emerging technologies to providing vast bundling solutions. Furthermore, NAE partners closely with us to plan our business and excels in delivering flawless execution."

    At its CES customer appreciation event, New Age Electronics also announced that its 2017 Retail Dealer Summit conference will be held July 19-21 in Las Vegas. Retail Dealer Summit is New Age Electronics' premier annual event catered exclusively for its retailer and vendor partners designed to help them prepare for the back-half of the year and the all-important Holiday Season.

    For more information about New Age Electronics, call (800) 947-5974, email mikemu@synnex.com or visit www.newageelectronics.com.

    About New Age Electronics
    New Age Electronics, a division of SYNNEX Corporation , is a sales and supply chain solutions innovator that provides consumer technology (CT) manufacturers with a broad offering of logistics, distribution and remanufactured services. Extensive experience in the CT industry and a customer-centric approach has made New Age Electronics the provider of choice. New Age Electronics distinguishes itself with efficient operations and relentless focus on customer satisfaction. Founded in 1988, New Age Electronics is headquartered in Carson, California. For more information about New Age Electronics, call (310) 549-0000, toll-free (888) 234-0300 or visit the company's website at www.synnex.com/nae.

    About SYNNEX Corporation SYNNEX Corporation , a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, optimizing supply chains and providing outsourced services focused on customer relationship management. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products, and also provides systems design and integration solutions. Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation, offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services around customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in 26 countries around the world. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

    About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
    Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 214 clubs and 130 BJ's Gas((R)) locations in 15 states.

    BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options. Visit www.BJs.com, and for exclusive content find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

    BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

    About Purchasing Power, LLC
    Purchasing Power, LLC, is one of the fastest-growing voluntary benefit companies in the industry, offering a leading employee purchase program for consumer products and services as well as providing financial tools and resources to improve employee financial wellness. Purchasing Power is available to millions of people through large companies including Fortune 500s, associations and government agencies. Headquartered in Atlanta, Purchasing Power is 'Powering People to a Better Life(TM)' through its employee purchase program, financial literacy efforts and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Purchasing Power is a Flexpoint Ford, LLC company. For more information, visit www.PurchasingPower.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement
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    Copyright 2017 SYNNEX Corporation. All rights reserved. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, CONCENTRIX, NEW AGE ELECTRONICS, the NEW AGE ELECTRONICS Logo, and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, CONCENTRIX, NEW AGE ELECTRONICS and the NEW AGE ELECTRONICS LOGO Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

    SNX-G

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    CONTACT: Eliza Bostian, Senior Account Executive, Hughes Agency, For
    SYNNEX Corporation, (864) 271-0718, elizab@hughes-agency.com

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




    Brother Industries Adopts MobileIron for High-Security Unified ManagementStrengthens security for iPhones and iPads while enabling employee productivity

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron , the security backbone for modern enterprise computing, today announced that Brother Industries, Ltd. has adopted MobileIron's enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform to easily manage iPhones and iPads with a high level of security.

    Starting in 2012, Brother Industries began using iPhones and iPads as its standard in-house mobile devices to provide support for work outside of the office. Minimal mobile functionality was permitted in the beginning because of the company's heavy emphasis on security. Brother Industries decided to introduce a mobile device management (MDM) solution in response to employee requests for increased functionality. The new solution left numerous unresolved issues, such as the inability to view password-protected email attachments, as well as not being able to synchronize calendars in a timely manner.

    To maintain security with added mobile functionality, Brother Industries decided to explore alternative EMM solutions. Brother Industries selected MobileIron's EMM platform, which was previously used by its US-based subsidiaries. MobileIron allows users to view attached files containing passwords via email and displays and updates email and calendars without delay, while safely granting access to internal file structures. In addition to using MobileIron to secure email, Brother Industries will also be using MobileIron's Docs@Work content management solution to allow mobile collaboration on documents, as well as Web@Work to enable secure intranet access through a web browser.

    "Being able to access in-house systems and file servers has made it possible to seamlessly perform simple tasks on mobile devices, even on the go," said Masaaki Hibino, Group Manager, MIS Dept. "Especially for managers, it's very nice to be able to carry out work flow approvals when not at our desks."

    Traditionally, Brother Industries did not integrate management of domestic sales devices in Japan, but MobileIron made it easy to manage its multinational fleet under one platform. As of May 2016, a total of 1,400 devices were being managed by MobileIron.

    About Brother Industries, Ltd.

    Brother Industries, Ltd. was founded in January 1934 as a manufacturer of Japanese sewing machines. Starting in the 1980s, they also began developing office equipment such as typewriters and personal printers. For years, they mainly focused on printers capable of printing on materials such as paper. However, they have recently progressed into the industrial printing field with products such as laser markers that can print on metal and plastic. For more details, please visit their website (http://www.brother.co.jp/).

    About MobileIron

    MobileIron provides the foundation for companies all over the world to realize a Mobile First approach. For more details, please visit the website below.
    http://www.mobileiron.com/ja

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    CONTACT: MobileIron Japan, PR Officers: Nakamura, Yamaguchi, 03-6426-5301,
    japan@mobileiron.com

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




    Fossil Group Doubling Wearables in 2017 to More than 300 Products, Adding New Brands, New Designs and Smaller Hybrid Smartwatches

    Fossil, Skagen, Misfit and Armani Exchange Unveil New Wearables at Consumer Electronics Show

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fossil Group announced today from CES(® )2017 that it will double its wearables production to an unmatched 300 new products and add new brands in 2017.

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    Numerous Fossil Group brands today announced new connected products.

    --  Armani Exchange entered the wearables market with the introduction of
    Armani Exchange Connected, a collection of hybrid smartwatches.
    --  Fossil extended its Fossil Q hybrid smartwatch line with Fossil Q
    Accomplice, which features the brand's slimmest case to date.
    --  Skagen introduced the Jorn and Hald hybrid smartwatches, offering
    thinner case sizes that are appealing to a modern aesthetic.
    --  Misfit unveiled Vapor, the brand's first touchscreen smartwatch
    featuring heart rate, GPS and standalone music functionality.
    

    Fossil Group's wearables products include touchscreen smartwatches, hybrid smartwatches and activity trackers, underscoring its commitment to innovate with a fashion-first approach.

    "Customers crave connectivity that doesn't compromise style. We're creating more options to seamlessly integrate desired tech features into our customers' style and lifestyle," said Greg McKelvey, chief strategy and digital officer, Fossil Group. "Fossil Group's design, scale, speed to market and unrivaled portfolio of fashion brands, coupled with our cloud and app platform, and tech and hardware innovation, have pulled us ahead of the wearables pack."

    In 2016, Fossil Group launched more than 140 wearables across Chaps, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Fossil, kate spade new york, Michael Kors, Misfit and Skagen brands throughout 40 countries and in 20 languages.

    "For more than 30 years, our products have set the category's standard in fashion design. Now as we apply that same design-first focus to wearables, the feedback we're getting from customers and retail partners is to keep bringing them more of it," added McKelvey. "In particular, the success of our hybrid smartwatches has proven that our consumers want a balance of function and fashion. We've effectively filled that gap in the market. Hybrids pack the power needed to efficiently accomplish daily tasks in a beautifully-crafted timepiece."

    Fossil Group offers more hybrid smartwatch options than any company in the world. Fossil Group is featuring hybrids and other wearables from Armani Exchange, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Fossil, kate spade new york, Misfit, Michael Kors, and Skagen at CES 2017 Tech West-Sands Expo booths 43825 and 44025.

    About Fossil Group, Inc.

    Fossil Group, Inc. is a global design, marketing, distribution and innovation company specializing in lifestyle accessories. Under a diverse portfolio of owned and licensed brands, our offerings include fashion watches, jewelry, handbags, small leather goods and wearables. With our newest owned brand, Misfit, we're bringing style and technology to the high-growth connected space. We're committed to delivering the best in design and innovation across our owned brands, Fossil, Michele, Misfit, Relic, Skagen and Zodiac, and licensed brands, adidas, Armani Exchange, Burberry, Chaps, Diesel, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, kate spade new york, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Tory Burch. We bring each brand story to life through an extensive wholesale distribution network across 150 countries and over 600 retail locations. Certain press release and SEC filing information concerning the Company is also available at www.fossilgroup.com [http://www.fossilgroup.com/].

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    CONTACT: Media Inquiries, Ann Jane Draper, FOSSIL GROUP, Inc.,
    ajdraper@fossil.com, +1 (469) 587-2893, Investor Inquiries, Eric M. Cerny,
    FOSSIL GROUP, Inc., +1 (855) 336-7745; Allison Malkin, ICR, Inc., +1 (203)
    682-8225

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    76 Percent of Technology Elites Say the U.S. Technology Industry's Best Days Are Ahead; 59 Percent Expect the Trump Administration to be Favorable to the Industry, According to New SurveyThe Burson-Marsteller Age of Trump Technology Policy Survey Reveals Technology Elites are Optimistic About the Current and Future State of the Country and Economy, While the General Public Expresses Concerns

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-six percent of Technology Elites say the U.S. technology industry's best days are still to come compared 59 percent of the General Public, and 59 percent believe the incoming Trump administration will be favorable to the technology industry, compared to 50 percent of the General Public, according to the newly released Burson-Marsteller Age of Trump Technology Policy Survey developed by Burson-Marsteller, a global strategic communications and public relations firm, and conducted by research firm Penn Schoen Berland (PSB).

    Participants in The Burson-Marsteller Age of Trump Technology Policy Survey included 1,000 members of the U.S. General Public, as well as a separate sample of 500 Technology Elites, individuals who either work in technology or invest in the technology sector. PSB conducted the research on behalf of Burson-Marsteller from December 6(th) to December 13(th), 2016.

    Continuing in this optimistic vein, 73 percent of Technology Elites believe the technology industry will contribute to job creation, compared to 63 percent of the General Public, and 73 percent of Technology Elites say that innovation is critical to the U.S.'s position in the global economy and the technology industry is going in the right direction to maintain that, compared to 59 percent of the General Public. Overall, 52 percent of Technology Elites believe the country is going in the right direction compared to 27 percent of the General Public, and 59 percent say the economy will improve under President Trump compared to 46 percent of the General Public. In addition, 88 percent of Technology Elites and 76 percent of the General Public trust the technology industry to behave responsibly and in the best interests of the American public.

    In contrast to the optimism among Technology Elites about the current and future state of the economy, the General Public expressed some concerns, with 59 percent believing the country is on the wrong track. Furthermore, less than half of the General Public (43 percent) believe the economy is better off than it was four years ago, with only one in five indicating it will be significantly better five years from now.

    While both Technology Elites and the General Public believe the technology industry will do better in the next four years (56 percent and 66 percent, respectively), they are less sure about Donald Trump's role in that success. Only 50 percent of the General Public say "yes" when asked if Trump is a technology industry supporter, and this is only slightly higher among Technology Elites at 59 percent. Technology Elites are evenly split on whether the Trump or Obama administrations better understand the needs of companies in the industry, although the General Public is slightly more likely to favor the Trump administration at 58 percent. When asked to choose the word that best describe how they feel about the future of the industry under the Trump administration, 37 percent of Technology Elites choose positive words (optimistic, energized, supported, eager), 34 percent choose negative words (concerned, anxious, attacked, angry), and 27 percent choose neutral words (wait and see, neutral, so-so/mixed feelings). The General Public was even more ambivalent about Trump's impact on the future of the technology industry, with a plurality (39 percent) choosing neutral words, 33 percent choosing positive words and 27 percent choosing negative words.

    Key Differences Between Technology Elites and the General Public

    --  Eighty percent of Technology Elites say the technology industry is very
    important to the U.S. economy - the most important of any industry.
    While the General Public also views the technology industry as important
    (67 percent), this group prioritizes healthcare (75 percent) and energy
    (73 percent) over technology.
    --  The General Public is also more likely to say that, for the average
    American, technology is a job destroyer (37 percent vs. 27 percent of
    Technology Elites) and that innovation negatively affects average
    American jobs (35 percent vs. 22 percent).
    --  The General Public is more likely than Technology Elites to agree that
    traditional manufacturing and service jobs are more important for the
    economy than expanding innovation (74 percent vs. 68 percent).
    

    "This new survey reveals intriguing insights into the beliefs of those closest to the technology industry compared to the general public, and are especially relevant now right before the inauguration and during CES, the most important technology gathering of the year," said Don Baer, Worldwide Chair and CEO, Burson-Marsteller. "Interestingly, the findings suggest those in the technology industry are very optimistic about the industry's direction and prospects for the next four years, even though they are less sure of the impact of the incoming Trump administration on it."

    Additional Findings

    --  A large majority of Technology Elites (74 percent) say that if
    innovation does not occur in America it will continue overseas.
    --  Technology Elites are most likely to say that China (57 percent) and
    Japan (46 percent) are the countries most likely to surpass the U.S. in
    terms of technology success.
    --  Technology Elites have concerns about security and privacy which are
    driven by their belief that the Trump administration may not do enough
    to protect consumers. Key for Technology is the security of corporate
    data (30 percent), security of government data (27 percent) and
    protection of consumer privacy (25 percent). The General Public's
    concerns are similar, responding that the top priorities should be
    security of government data (43 percent), hacking and ransomware (40
    percent) and protecting consumer privacy (38 percent).
    --  Technology Elites and General Public respondents say that high-skills
    job training (72 percent and 67 percent, respectively) and increased
    science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education (59
    percent and 53 percent, respectively) are the best steps to spread the
    benefits of American innovation to a broader portion of the American
    public.
    --  While privacy and security are key areas of concern, Technology Elite
    and General Public respondents are divided over who bears the most
    responsibility for protecting consumer data. However, both agree that
    the government should be involved. Equal numbers of Technology Elites
    and General Public respondents say the federal government (19 percent
    and 20 percent, respectively), software manufacturers (20 percent and 18
    percent) and the companies themselves (19 percent and 20 percent) should
    be responsible.
    

    For more information about the Age of Trump Tech Policy Survey, visit the microsite here.

    Methodology
    Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) conducted research on behalf of Burson-Marsteller to explore attitudes and perceptions about the future of the technology industry. To meet these objectives, PSB conducted an online quantitative study from December 6(th) to December 13(th), 2016 among Technology Elite (n=504) and General Public respondents (n=1000). All Technology Elites are age 25+ with at least a college education, have a household income of $100,000+ in the coastal regions and $75,000+ in the heartland, live within 30 miles of a city with a significant technology industry presence reflecting a mix of established and start-up technology firms, and follow news about technology closely. Technology Elites are further broken down into three sub categories: Industry Elites who work in the technology industry, Investment Elites who work in finance and specialize in technology investing and Broad Elites who fit the general elite profile and personally invest in technology. The U.S. General Public were polled to national census data to ensure a representative sample of the United States to compare perceptions from outside the technology industry. Penn Schoen Berland conducted the research on behalf of Burson-Marsteller from December 6(th) to December 13(th), 2016. The margin of error for the Technology Elites total sample is +/- 4.3% and larger for subgroups. The margin of error for the General Public total sample is +/- 3.00% and larger for subgroups.

    About Burson-Marsteller
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    About Penn Schoen Berland
    Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), a member of Young & Rubicam Group and the WPP Group, is a global research-based consultancy specializing in messaging and communications strategy for blue-chip corporate, political and entertainment clients. PSB's operations include over 200 consultants and a sophisticated in-house market research infrastructure with the capability to conduct work in more than 90 countries. The company operates offices around the world, including in Washington D.C., New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, London, Hamburg, Madrid and Dubai, which are supported by in-house field capabilities and fully equipped to provide the complete creative solutions PSB clients need. For more information, please visit www.psbresearch.com

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