Companies news of 2017-01-11 (page 1)

  • Apptio, Inc. Announces Date Of Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Results
  • NextGenTel Holding ASA: Mandatory notification of trade
  • iSIGN Media Announces Share for Debt Transaction
  • Sikorsky Awarded DARPA ALIAS Phase 3 Contract to Increase Aircraft Autonomy
  • IAC To Audiocast Q4 2016 Earnings Conference Call
  • Harmonic Appoints Tom Lookabaugh to Board of Directors
  • Scientific Games Wins First In Three Categories In Strictly Slots' The Best Slots Of 2016...
  • US Navy, Raytheon generate Tomahawk missile flight plans in real time to strike...
  • Bubble Witch 3 Saga Launches Worldwide on MobileLatest installment in the Bubble Witch...
  • GCI adds Seattle network engineering experts to its team through Northpoint...
  • Frankly Announces Product Management Leadership Restructuring
  • Social Reality Announces Record Revenues from Healthcare Clients for 2016Company's SRAXmd...
  • AltaSens Adopts Cadence Modus Test Solution for Mixed-Signal Image Sensor Designs
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  • Paul Zolfaghari Joins Carrick Capital PartnersLeading Enterprise Software Industry Veteran...
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  • Pareteum Continues Expansion of Product Team Naming Chris Hills Vice President of Global...
  • Completion of Generating Assets Acquisition from Huaneng Group
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  • Hortonworks and Neustar Co-Development to Deliver New Identity Management and Security for...
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  • CenturyLink adds SDN and NFV services to its DREN contract



    Apptio, Inc. Announces Date Of Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Results

    BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Apptio, Inc. , the leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software, today announced that it will release financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, following the close of the U.S. markets on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Apptio will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the results.

    Conference Call Details

    The conference call will begin at 2 p.m. Pacific Time (5 p.m. Eastern Time) on February 9, 2017. Interested parties may listen to the call by dialing 844-233-0116 (passcode: 50994115), or if outside North America, by dialing 574-990-1011 (passcode: 50994115). Individuals may access the live teleconference from the investor relations section of the Apptio website at investors.apptio.com.

    A replay of the call via webcast will be available at investors.apptio.com or by dialing 855-859-2056 (passcode: 50994115), or if outside North America, by dialing 404-537-3406 (passcode: 50994115). The dial-in replay will be available until the end of day February 11, 2017. The webcast replay will be available for 12 months.

    About Apptio

    Apptio is the CIO's business management system. We build advanced data and analytics applications that help IT leaders make informed decisions about their technology investments, capitalize on the cloud transformation and drive innovation within their organizations. We call it Technology Business Management. Our applications help companies align technology spending to business outcomes and automate IT processes like cost transparency, benchmarking, charge-back and planning. Hundreds of customers, including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, use Apptio as their business system of record for IT. For more information, please visit www.Apptio.com.

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    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Susanna Morgan, (425) 279-6101, @apptio.com: or
    Media Contact: Sarah Vreugdenhil, (425) 974-1331, pr@apptio.com

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




    NextGenTel Holding ASA: Mandatory notification of trade

    OSLO, Norway, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NextGenTel Holding ASA has 11 January 2017 sold 25,000 own shares at an average price of NOK 24.00 per share. The shares were sold as part of the company`s share option program. After this transaction, there are 436,000 outstanding options in the company with strike price from NOK 3.0 to NOK 26,00 (average NOK 13.94). After this transaction, NextGenTel Holding ASA holds 274,201 own shares.

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    iSIGN Media Announces Share for Debt Transaction

    TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. ("iSIGN" or "Company") , a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves brands, commercial locations, retailers and service providers throughout North America today announced it has entered into a debt settlement arrangement with it directors, in which the Company has agreed to issue an aggregate of 800,000 common shares at a deemed price of $0.10 per share.

    The total amount of indebtedness settled by these arrangements is $80,000 owed for directors fees. The Company decided to satisfy this outstanding indebtedness with shares in order to preserve its cash for operational purposes.

    This arrangement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange ("Exchange"). The Company will issue these shares, which are subject to a four month hold period, once approval has been received from the Exchange.

    About iSIGN Media
    iSIGN Media, based in Toronto, is a data-focused, software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that is a pioneering leader in gathering point-of-sale data and mobile shopper preferences to generate actionable data and reveal valuable consumer insights. Creators of the Smart suite of products, a patented interactive proximity marketing technology, iSIGN enables brands to deliver targeted messaging, personalized offers and loyalty perks to consumers' mobile devices in proximity and with real-time proof of redemption. iSIGN's data gathering capabilities provide analytics on price points, typical purchases, in-store dwell time and other shopper metrics that identify emerging consumer behaviors. These insights enable smarter business decisions and provide increased ROI metrics for more transparent marketing. iSIGN delivers relevant, timely messages on an opt-in basis at no charge to consumers, transmitting rich media to consumer mobile devices via Bluetooth(R) and WiFi connectivity in complete privacy as opposed to iBeacons, apps, downloads and required surrendering of personal information. Proven to increase brand engagement and customer loyalty, iSIGN generates preference-based, predictive "clean data" without compromising consumer privacy. Partners include: IBM, Keyser Retail Solutions, Baylor University, Verizon Wireless, TELUS and AOpen America Inc.

    (C) 2017 iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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

    iSIGN Media Solutions Inc, Alex Romanov Chief Executive Officer

    CONTACT: Investor contacts: Alex Romanov, iSIGN Media, alex@isignmedia.com




    Sikorsky Awarded DARPA ALIAS Phase 3 Contract to Increase Aircraft Autonomy

    STRATFORD, Conn., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has won the contract for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program.

    DARPA's ALIAS program is leveraging advances in autonomy to reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance, and improve aircraft safety and reliability. DARPA is working with Sikorsky to improve and expand the capabilities developed through a tailorable autonomy kit for installation in both fixed wing airplanes and helicopters.

    After completion of the first two phases of the program, Sikorsky successfully integrated its Matrix Technology(TM) into Sikorsky's Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) and also on a Cessna Caravan. DARPA ALIAS utilizes Matrix, a capability toolkit that includes hardware and software as well as multi-spectral sensors that enable scalable automation.

    "Our work with DARPA has continued to grow and our team is excited to begin Phase 3 on the ALIAS program. Our autonomy capabilities will help pilots in high workload and degraded visual environments ultimately increasing safety and efficiency," explained Mark Miller, vice president, Sikorsky Engineering and Technology. "We have developed this flexible technology with safety, effectiveness and efficiency in mind to support ALIAS. We deliberately want our customers to have the ability to determine the best utilization of the technology. Pilots can choose to engage autonomy to help operate, dynamically plan, adjust and/or execute a complete spectrum of responsibilities allowing the operators to better focus on the designated mission at hand."

    Through the DARPA ALIAS program, Sikorsky is developing systems intelligence that will give operators the confidence to fly aircraft safely, reliably and affordably in optimally piloted modes enabling flight with two, one or zero crew. The program will improve operator decision aiding for manned operations while also enabling unmanned operations.

    For additional information, visit our Rotary Wing and DARPA News web pages.

    About Lockheed Martin
    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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    CONTACT: Jessica Smith, 203-383-5308, Jessica.1.Smith@lmco.com

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




    IAC To Audiocast Q4 2016 Earnings Conference Call

    NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IAC will audiocast a conference call to answer questions regarding its fourth quarter financial results and accompanying materials on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). After the close of market trading on Wednesday, February 1, IAC will post its fourth quarter results and simultaneously publish a letter to shareholders, which may include certain forward-looking information, on the investor relations section of the company's website at http://www.iac.com/Investors.

    The live audiocast and replay will be open to the public at http://www.iac.com/Investors.

    About IAC
    IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group's online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder. The company is headquartered in New York City and has offices worldwide. To view a full list of IAC companies, please visit www.iac.com.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/iac-to-audiocast-q4-2016-earnings-conference-call-300389414.html

    IAC

    CONTACT: Mark Schneider, IAC Investor Relations, (212) 314-7400; Isabelle
    Weisman, IAC Corporate Communications, (212) 314-7361

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




    Harmonic Appoints Tom Lookabaugh to Board of Directors

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmonic , the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced it has expanded the company's board of directors with the appointment of Dr. Tom Lookabaugh. Dr. Lookabaugh, 55, has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications equipment, and service provider industries, as well as in academia.

    Dr. Lookabaugh is currently president of Thomas Lookabaugh Associates, a consultancy serving the telecommunications industry. Previously, he was an executive at Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs), where he led cross-industry research and development efforts, and at ViaSat, where he was responsible for the commercial mobility business. Prior to ViaSat, Dr. Lookabaugh served as the CTO of Entropic Communications, a provider of semiconductor solutions for the connected home market, and as CEO of PolyCipher, a cable industry joint venture that focused on developing security products and infrastructure. Prior to PolyCipher, Dr. Lookabaugh was an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Computer Science at the University of Colorado. Dr. Lookabaugh co-founded the video equipment manufacturer DiviCom, which was acquired by C-Cube Microsystems and then by Harmonic in 2000, where he served as president of the Convergent Systems Division.

    Dr. Lookabaugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Colorado School of Mines; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Statistics, and Engineering Management; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

    "I'm delighted to welcome Tom to our board of directors," said Patrick Harshman, president and CEO of Harmonic. "Tom's deep knowledge of the cable industry, extensive background in bringing cutting-edge technologies to market and experience as an operating executive make him an ideal addition to the Harmonic board, particularly as we execute on our new CableOS(TM) growth initiative."

    Further information about Harmonic and the company's products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

    About Harmonic
    Harmonic is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video experiences, with unequalled business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service, and compelling total-cost-of-ownership. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

    EDITOR'S NOTE - Product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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    Photo Caption - Dr. Tom Lookabaugh Joins the Harmonic Board of Directors

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    CONTACT: Sarah Kavanagh, Senior Public Relations Manager, Harmonic,
    +1.408.490.6607, sarah.kavanagh@harmonicinc.com, or Blair King, Director,
    Investor Relations, Harmonic, +1.408.490.6172, blair.king@harmonicinc.com

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




    Scientific Games Wins First In Three Categories In Strictly Slots' The Best Slots Of 2016 AwardsCompany's games win top spots in Favorite Video Slot Machine, Favorite Video Slot Theme and Favorite Video Slot Bonus Round

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") received extensive recognition as a favorite among slot players as a part of Strictly Slots magazine's "The Best Of Slots 2016".

    Strictly Slots annually polls its readers, who are gaming enthusiasts and players, and compiles its "Best Of Slots" awards among thousands of votes.

    Scientific Games' products received first place in the categories of 'Favorite Video Slot Machine' and 'Favorite Video Slot Theme' for THE WIZARD OF OZ(TM), and 'Favorite Video Slot Bonus Round' for MONOPOLY(TM).

    In addition, Scientific Games ranked among the top five in multiple other categories:

    FAVORITE VIDEO SLOT MACHINE

    --  THE WIZARD OF OZ- First Place
    --  MONOPOLY - Third Place
    

    FAVORITE VIDEO SLOT THEME

    --  THE WIZARD OF OZ - First Place
    --  MONOPOLY - Second Place
    

    FAVORITE VIDEO SLOT BONUS ROUND

    --  MONOPOLY - First Place
    --  THE WIZARD OF OZ - Fifth Place
    

    FAVORITE REEL SLOT MACHINE

    --  Quick Hit(R) - Fourth Place
    --  Blazing 7s(R) - Fifth Place
    

    FAVORITE REEL SLOT THEME

    --  Quick Hit - Second Place
    --  Blazing 7s - Third Place
    --  THE WIZARD OF OZ - Fourth Place
    

    FAVORITE REEL SLOT BONUS ROUND

    --  Quick Hit - Second Place
    --  Reel 'em In(R) - Third Place
    --  THE WIZARD OF OZ - Fourth Place
    

    FAVORITE PROGRESSIVE SLOT MACHINE

    --  MONOPOLY - Third Place
    --  Quick Hit - Fourth Place
    --  THE WIZARD OF OZ - Fifth Place
    

    Scientific Games Group Chief Executive, Gaming Derik Mooberry said, "This is an incredible honor for our company and for our products. We take pride in knowing players selected our innovative games as their favorites, which speaks highly of the work being done by our game development, marketing and sales teams. This level of recognition will only further drive us to improve upon our many innovation initiatives to provide the most entertaining and engaging play experience for our customers."

    THE WIZARD OF OZ has been the publication's favorite video slot since its introduction in 2007. The game features the sights and sounds of the original 1939 classic and uses "Sensory Immersion" to bring players into the game like nothing before it.

    MONOPOLY has also been featured multiple times as a winner in the Favorite Video Slot Bonus Round category, due in part to players' love for the popular brand. The game's bonus round works in the classic MONOPOLY board and rewards players certain amounts of credits for landing on different properties.

    MONOPOLY is a trademark of Hasbro. Used with permission. (C)2017 Hasbro. All rights reserved. THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (C) Turner Entertainment Co. (s17) Judy Garland as Dorothy from THE WIZARD OF OZ. (s17)
    All (R) notices signify marks registered in the United States. (C) 2017 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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

    COMPANY CONTACTS:
    Investor Relations:
    Scientific Games: Bill Pfund +1 702-532-7663
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    bill.pfund@scientificgames.com

    Media Relations:
    Scientific Games: Susan Cartwright +1 702-532-7981
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    susan.cartwright@scientificgames.com

    Forward-Looking Statements

    In this press release, Scientific Games makes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results or strategies and can often be identified by the use of terminology such as "may," "will," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "continue," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," "should," "could," "potential," "opportunity," "goal," or similar terminology. These statements are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including, among other things: competition; U.S. and international economic and industry conditions, including declines in or slow growth of gross gaming revenues or lottery retail sales, reductions in or constraints on capital spending by gaming or lottery operators and bankruptcies of, or credit risk relating to, customers; limited growth from new gaming jurisdictions, declines in the replacement cycle of existing gaming machines and slow addition of casinos in existing jurisdictions; ownership changes and consolidation in the gaming industry, including by casino operators; opposition to legalized gaming or the expansion thereof; inability to adapt to, and offer products that keep pace with, evolving technology; inability to develop successful gaming concepts and content; laws and government regulations, including those relating to gaming licenses and environmental laws; inability to identify and capitalize on trends and changes in the gaming, lottery and interactive industries; dependence upon key providers in our social gaming business; inability to retain or renew, or unfavorable revisions of, existing contracts, and the inability to enter into new contracts; level of our indebtedness, higher interest rates, availability or adequacy of cash flows and liquidity to satisfy indebtedness, other obligations or future cash needs; inability to reduce or refinance our indebtedness; restrictions and covenants in our debt agreements, including those that could result in acceleration of the maturity of our indebtedness; protection of our intellectual property, inability to license third party intellectual property, and the intellectual property rights of others; security and integrity of our software and systems and reliance on or failures in our information technology systems; natural events that disrupt our operations or those of our customers, suppliers or regulators; inability to benefit from, and risks associated with, strategic equity investments and relationships, including (i) the inability of our joint venture to realize the anticipated benefits under its private management agreement with the Illinois lottery or from the disentanglement services performed in connection with the termination thereof, (ii) the inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or other requirements under its agreement to provide marketing and sales services to the New Jersey Lottery or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under such agreement and (iii) failure to realize the anticipated benefits related to the award to our consortium of an instant lottery game concession in Greece; failure to achieve the intended benefits of the Bally acquisition or the WMS acquisition, other recent acquisitions, or future acquisitions, including due to the inability to successfully integrate such acquisitions or realize synergies in the anticipated amounts or within the contemplated time frames or cost expectations, or at all; disruption of our current plans and operations in connection with our recent acquisitions (including in connection with the integration of Bally and WMS), including departure of key personnel or inability to recruit additional qualified personnel or maintain relationships with customers, suppliers or other third parties; incurrence of employee termination or restructuring costs, and impairment or asset write-down charges; changes in estimates or judgments related to our impairment analysis of goodwill or other intangible assets; implementation of complex revenue recognition standards; fluctuations in our results due to seasonality and other factors; dependence on suppliers and manufacturers; risks relating to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates (including those fluctuations related to the affirmative vote in the U.K. to withdraw from the EU), restrictions on the payment of dividends from earnings, restrictions on the import of products and financial instability, including the potential impact to our business resulting from the affirmative vote in the U.K. to withdraw from the EU and the potential impact to our instant lottery game concession or VLT lease arrangements resulting from the recent economic and political conditions in Greece; dependence on our key employees; litigation and other liabilities relating to our business, including litigation and liabilities relating to our contracts and licenses, our products and systems, our employees (including labor disputes), intellectual property and our strategic relationships; influence of certain stockholders; and stock price volatility.

    Additional information regarding risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements is included from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including the Company's current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 29, 2016 (including under the headings "Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors"). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games' ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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




    US Navy, Raytheon generate Tomahawk missile flight plans in real time to strike time-sensitive targetsBack-to-back flight tests demonstrate flexible, mission-critical planning

    SAN NICOLAS ISLAND, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company completed two flight tests of the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile, demonstrating how missions can now be planned in real time to strike time-sensitive targets.

    "Tomahawk's tactics and procedures have evolved to support the new missions that are being assigned to the weapon," said Dave Adams, senior program director for Tomahawk at Raytheon Missile Systems. "Tomahawk continues to serve and rapidly deliver urgently needed capabilities to the Fleet."

    Two Tomahawk missiles containing inert warheads were launched from the Vertical Launch System of USS Pinckney (DDG 91) at the Naval Air Systems Command Sea Test Range off the Southern California coast.

    The first test was planned in real time by the crew of the USS Pinckney, who used the Launch Platform Mission Planning (LPMP) capability of the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System, based on data provided by the United States Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia. The Tomahawk missile followed a pre-planned route until the conclusion of the test.

    In the second test, mission planners again used the dynamic LPMP capability to generate a longer-duration mission that also concluded with a terminal dive maneuver against the target. This test also validated missile performance for a long-duration mission. Tomahawk has a range of 1,000 statute miles and can defeat heavily defended targets virtually anywhere on Earth.

    About Tomahawk
    The U.S. Navy has conducted more than 75 successful Tomahawk flight tests since 2006. The cruise missile has been employed in combat more than 2,000 times since it was introduced. Tomahawk is the key weapon used by U.S. and British forces to defeat integrated air defense systems and strike high-value, fixed and mobile targets in support of national policy.

    About Raytheon
    Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I(TM) products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

    Media Contact
    Tara Wood
    +1.520.247-5630

    rmspr@raytheon.com

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

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    Bubble Witch 3 Saga Launches Worldwide on MobileLatest installment in the Bubble Witch franchise released with wide range of new features and challenges

    NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- King, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, today announces the launch of Bubble Witch 3 Saga, the third installment in the popular Bubble Witch game franchise. This latest title from King transports players to a magical, bubble-filled wonderland, where they'll enjoy a host of new game modes, features and bubble-shooting challenges.

    Available to download for free from the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Facebook, Bubble Witch 3 Saga rejoins key characters Stella, the fearless and powerful witch with attitude, and Wilbur, the lazy fat cat empowered with dark magic. The new game sees them embark on a spellbinding adventure as they battle against each other to take control of the enchanted lands of Witch Country.

    Players will need to help an older and wiser Stella overcome Wilbur, who is possessed by an evil spell and has captured the fairy queen. To break the curse and defeat the feline who always lands on his feet, players must keep their wits about them and shoot their way through the game to solve a variety of bubble puzzles.

    New game elements include Stella's House, where players can help rebuild her home by filling their star bar and collecting Star Dust, which in turn allows them to customize and upgrade her house. Players can also enjoy a selection of new bubbles and boosters, an improved 'aiming line' feature which enables greater precision when shooting, and a range of special game modes, including:

    --  Wilbur mode: To defeat Wilbur's magic shield in this unique 'boss
    level', players are required to shoot bubbles to release trapped fairies
    who can then diminish Wilbur's shield energy
    --  Collection mode: Players must clear all the bubbles they can from the
    board to complete the level
    --  Ghost mode: Using boosters, and avoiding blocker bubbles, players will
    need to shoot as many bubbles as possible, clearing a path that allows
    the ghost to get to the top of the board so he can be reunited with his
    friends
    --  Collect the Owls mode: Players must free the owls trapped in bubbles
    throughout the game board
    

    "We're excited to be launching Bubble Witch 3 Saga today," said Juan Perez, Producer on Bubble Witch 3 Saga at King. "With this third installment in the Bubble Witch franchise, we set out to enhance the player experience even further by evolving the narrative, improving the quality of the graphics and creating fun and innovative new gameplay features. In particular, we think players will enjoy the new 'aiming line' which offers more precision and accuracy, and for the first time you can now customize and rebuild Stella's House. We hope people enjoy the wide variety of fresh and exciting challenges that lie ahead of them in this magical new game."

    As of today, Bubble Witch sharpshooters can blast their way through the 220 bubbletastic levels that are now available. To learn more about Bubble Witch Saga 3 visit Bubblewitch3saga.com.

    About King

    King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. It had 394 million monthly active users as of third quarter 2016 across web, social and mobile platforms, and has developed more than 200 exclusive games that are enjoyed all around the world through its king.com and royalgames.com websites, Facebook, and mobile distribution platforms such as the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Microsoft Windows App Store and Amazon Appstore. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard in February 2016. King has game studios in Stockholm, Malmo, London, Barcelona, Berlin and Seattle, along with offices in San Francisco, Malta, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Bucharest.

    (C) 2017 King.com Ltd. King, the King crown logo, Bubble Witch, Bubble Witch 3 Saga and related marks are trademarks of King.com Ltd and/or related entities.

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    CONTACT: KING, Sarah Georgiakakis, sarah.georgiakakis@king.com, +44 (0)
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    GCI adds Seattle network engineering experts to its team through Northpoint acquisitionAcquisition of Seattle tech firm to strengthen expertise in networking, cloud integration and unified communication

    SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GCI has expanded its presence in the Pacific Northwest, announcing today its acquisition of Northpoint Consulting LLC., a premier network consulting firm based in Seattle. The move positions GCI to provide broader management offerings nationwide, including unified communication, network security and cloud integration.

    "We are thrilled to welcome Northpoint's team of network experts to the GCI family," said Martin Cary, senior vice president and general manager of GCI Business. "As we expand our footprint in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation, GCI will continue to recruit expert staff and invest in the latest technology in order to deliver the best possible solutions to our customers."

    Northpoint provides consulting services like network analysis and security, cloud migration management and communications design, to many of the top Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

    "GCI has been delivering services for more than 35 years and we're excited for Northpoint customers to be able to benefit from GCI's extensive portfolio," said Nathan Clark, founder of Northpoint. "We recognize the value of offering managed services to our customers to free up valuable resources and reduce costs."

    As part of the acquisition, Clark will transition to vice president of business development in the Pacific Northwest for GCI and Northpoint's staff of 23 will become GCI employees.

    About GCI
    GCI delivers communication and technology services in the consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Alaska with additional locations in the U.S., GCI has delivered services for more than 35 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at http://www.gci.com

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    CONTACT: Heather Handyside, GCI, (907) 301-3481, hhandyside@gci.com

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




    Frankly Announces Product Management Leadership Restructuring

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Frankly Inc. (Frankly), a leading technology and monetization platform for media companies, announced today that a change in product management leadership has been made and its Chief Product Officer, Harrison Shih, will be leaving the company in February 2017, and that, effective today, he has stepped down from his role as Chief Product Officer. Mr. Shih will serve out his remaining time with the company as a special advisor to the company's chief executive officer. The Chief Product Officer role will be eliminated at this time and his responsibilities will be distributed to the existing leadership team. "We thank Harrison for his key contributions to Frankly and wish him the very best in his new endeavors," said Steve Chung, CEO of Frankly.

    About Frankly
    Frankly builds an integrated software platform for media companies to create, distribute, analyze and monetize their content across all of their digital properties on web, mobile and TV. Its customers include NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates, as well as other leading media organizations. Collectively, Frankly reaches nearly 60 million monthly users in the United States. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with major offices in New York. To learn more, visit www.franklyinc.com.

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

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    press@franklyinc.com; Investor Relations Contact: Matt Glover or Najim
    Mostamand, Liolios Group, Inc., 949-574-3860, TLK@liolios.com




    Social Reality Announces Record Revenues from Healthcare Clients for 2016Company's SRAXmd product line increased unaudited revenues by 115% for the Full Year 2016 compared to 2015

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Reality, Inc. , an Internet advertising and platform technology company, announced today that its healthcare product line, SRAXmd, recorded record unaudited revenues in 2016 and that bookings for January 2017 are already up 100% compared to January 2016.

    SRAXmd, Social Reality's dedicated Healthcare IT product line develops custom ad targeting platforms and physician databases that cater to leading pharmaceutical companies and brands. December 2016 unaudited revenues for SRAXmd increased 90% year-over-year from 2015 and fourth quarter unaudited revenues for SRAXmd in 2016 surpassed the total annual revenue recorded for SRAXmd in 2015 with an 85% unaudited year-over-year growth for the fourth quarter. Based upon our preliminary unaudited financial information, the SRAXmd product line finished the year with 2016 revenues up 115% compared to revenues accrued in 2015.

    "We're providing pharmaceutical clients with first-to-market ad targeting tools that are highly differentiated in the healthcare industry," stated Erin DeRuggiero, Chief Innovations Officer and Co-Founder of Social Reality. "Our ability to deliver banner and video ad messages directly to a provider's handheld device has been pivotal to our success and continued growth. When you service clients who manufacture first and second-line cancer therapies, real-time ad targeting at the point of care can impact patient outcomes in a meaningful way."

    About Social Reality, Inc.

    Social Reality, Inc. is an Internet advertising company that provides tools to automate the digital advertising market. The company's Social Reality Ad Exchange (SRAX) is a real-time bidding (RTB) management platform for brands and publishers that allows brands to launch, distribute, track and optimize social and digital media and consumer engagement campaigns. SRAXmd is the dedicated healthcare IT product line, focused on developing fist-to-market platforms and physician databases that allow for the targeting of healthcare professionals and patients in real-time. The SRAX Social tool is a social media platform and complete management tool that allows brands to launch, distribute, track and optimize social and digital media and consumer engagement campaigns. SRAX APP is a recently launched platform that allows publishers and content owners to launch native mobile applications through our SRAX platform. For more information, please visit www.socialreality.com or www.sraxmd.com. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations and involve certain risks and uncertainties within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words or expressions such as "anticipate," "plan," "will," "intend," "believe" or "expect'" or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements made with respect to possible changes in the unaudited financial information contained herein, the conversion of bookings to actual revenues, expectations of our ability to increase our revenues, satisfy our obligations as they become due, report profitable operations and other risks and uncertainties, all as set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, our most recent Form 10-Q and our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, many of which are generally outside the control of Social Reality and are difficult to predict. Social Reality undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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    CONTACT: Robert Haag, Managing Director, IRTH Communications,
    SRAX@irthcommunications.com, 1-866-976-4784

    Web site: http://www.sraxmd.com/
    http://www.socialreality.com/




    AltaSens Adopts Cadence Modus Test Solution for Mixed-Signal Image Sensor Designs

    Cadence Modus Test Solution's seamless integration with digital and verification tools enabled AltaSens to meet test coverage goals and save weeks on design convergence

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that AltaSens has adopted the Cadence(R) Modus(TM) Test Solution for its mixed-signal next-generation image sensors. By using the Modus Test Solution in conjunction with other Cadence digital and verification tools on a 90nm process technology, AltaSens successfully met its aggressive test coverage goals while saving several weeks on design convergence. For more information, please visit www.cadence.com/modus.

    The Modus Test Solution enabled AltaSens to deliver its first complex digital-on-top (DOT) image sensor design much more efficiently. The Modus Test Solution's compression logic allowed AltaSens to perform a single pin test, which reduced the impact on the product package and led to reduced test costs. Using the Modus Test Solution's automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) capabilities, the AltaSens design team was able to meet fault coverage goals rapidly with greater than 98 percent static coverage, ensuring that the design functioned as intended and that there were no manufacturing defects that could compromise the image sensors.

    To further ease design development, the Modus Test Solution shares a common user interface with the other Cadence digital and verification tools used by AltaSens, including the Genus(TM) Synthesis Solution, the Innovus(TM) Implementation System and the Quantus(TM) QRC Extraction Solution. This enabled the AltaSens team to handle complex floorplan challenges out of the box. Additionally, the digital flow's integration with the Cadence Incisive(R) Verification Platform enabled functional verification throughout the design process, speeding time to market.

    "The Cadence Modus Test Solution was very easy to use, and we were able to incorporate it seamlessly with our existing flow to create next-generation image sensors," said Vikram Murali, principal physical design engineer at AltaSens. "We've used competitive test solutions previously and decided to switch to the Cadence test solution for this time-sensitive project because we knew it would involve a minimal learning curve and that we'd spend fewer hours on the design."

    The Modus Test Solution enables design engineers to reduce test time by up to 3X, bringing down production test costs and increasing silicon profit margins. The next-generation test solution incorporates a patented, physically aware 2D Elastic Compression architecture that enables compression ratios beyond 400X without impacting design size or routing.

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

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    Jim Parsons to Host New Weekly Talk Show Exclusively on SiriusXM"The Big Bang Theory" star will host "Jim Parsons is Too Stupid for Politics" on SiriusXM's Radio Andy channelNew limited-run series to launch January 20

    NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that Jim Parsons, star of CBS's The Big Bang Theory, will host a new one-hour talk show exclusively on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM channel Radio Andy.

    Jim Parsons is Too Stupid for Politics features Parsons breaking down today's often confusing political climate, while exploring how U.S. citizens can become better participants in our government system. Taking calls from listeners and joined by experts with inside knowledge of world affairs and politics, this special limited-run series launches January 20--Inauguration Day--on SiriusXM's Radio Andy channel 102.

    "I am looking forward to the thrill of hosting a live radio program on SiriusXM," said Jim Parsons. "As a big consumer of political programs and all around news junkie, I am excited to sit down and connect with some experts in our government system--from professors to authors--to really get a better idea of what goes on in Washington D.C."

    "Jim is the perfect addition to Radio Andy," said Cohen. "His voice, humor, and intellect are exactly what we need starting on Inauguration Day!"

    "Jim Parsons is one of the most popular comedic actors of his generation and SiriusXM is proud to welcome him to his very first show on radio," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Listeners will be treated to his humor, quirkiness, and great curiosity on a subject that's on everybody's mind. We will also get insight to his passion for political news and be treated to thoughtful conversations about today's new world."

    Jim Parsons is a four-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe winner for his role as a leading actor in The Big Bang Theory. He is currently starring in the new film, Hidden Figures.

    Jim Parsons is Too Stupid for Politics premieres Friday, January 20, live at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

    With content created and curated by Andy Cohen, SiriusXM's Radio Andy channel includes shows hosted by Andy Cohen, Sandra Bernhard, Bevy Smith, Dan Rather, John Benjamin Hickey, Jill Kargman and more.

    About SiriusXM

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 31.3 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic(TM), SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic(R), NavWeather(TM). SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine(TM), Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation(TM), XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine(TM). In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

    To download SiriusXM logos and artwork, visit http://www.siriusxm.com/LogosAndPhotos.

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    TSMC Collaborates With Mentor Graphics, Enabling Design and Verification Tools for New InFO Technology Variants

    WILSONVILLE, Ore., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that TSMC has extended its collaboration with Mentor Graphics on the Xpedition(R) Enterprise platform in conjunction with the Calibre(R) platform for the design and verification of TSMC's InFO (Integrated Fan-Out) packaging technology for multi-chip and chip-DRAM integration applications. Mentor developed new Xpedition functionality specifically to support InFO and enable the IC package designer to complete design tasks to TSMC specification. By leveraging the capabilities of both the Calibre and HyperLynx(R) technologies, the new Xpedition functionality minimizes the designer effort and design rule checking (DRC) cycles required to achieve a DRC-clean InFO GDS file.

    "TSMC's InFO packaging supports diverse industry needs," said Suk Lee, TSMC senior director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division. "An InFO solution based upon package tools such as the Xpedition Enterprise and sign-off Calibre platforms from Mentor Graphics helps our customers meet their time-to-market goals."

    The Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise platform is a broadly used design flow for PCB, IC package, and multi-board system-level design, from architecture authoring through implementation to manufacturing execution. The integration of the Xpedition Enterprise platform for design with the HyperLynx tool suite and industry-leading Calibre platform for analysis and verification provides a wide range of advantages to designers implementing InFO designs:

    --  Xpedition generates InFO layouts meeting TSMC design rule requirements;
    --  Streamlined in-design InFO-specific manufacturing verification using
    HyperLynx DRC expedites time to closure, reducing DRC iterations during
    the design stage;
    --  Calibre DRC, LVS, and 3DSTACK solutions provide sign-off-level die and
    InFO package DRC and layout vs. schematic (LVS) inter-die connectivity
    verification to ensure TSMC-required accuracy and a DRC-clean GDS to
    improve first-time success rates;
    --  Direct highlighting and cross-probing of Calibre tools into packaging
    design cockpit results reduces time to foundry-ready signoff;
    --  Integration to thermal analysis and thermally-aware post-layout
    simulation flows provides early identification of potential heat issues;
    --  System-level signal path tracing, extraction, simulation, and netlist
    export ensures complete InFO package signal integrity.
    

    "This collaboration builds on and expands Mentor's initial support for TSMC's InFO packaging technology," said A.J. Incorvaia, vice-president and general manager of the Mentor Graphics Board Systems Division. "The ongoing collaboration between TSMC and Mentor Graphics ensures that new variants of InFO technologies can be readily assimilated into design portfolios, enabling design companies to expand their product offerings with confidence in their design performance and market schedules."

    "Companies implementing TSMC's InFO designs are looking for an integrated solution that supports the unique implementation and verification needs of InFO package designs at a foundry sign-off level," said Joe Sawicki, vice president and general manager of the Mentor Graphics Design to Silicon Division. "The combination of the Xpedition Enterprise platform with Calibre toolsets provides our mutual customers with a unified design and verification environment that produces foundry sign-off-clean InFO designs."

    About Mentor Graphics

    Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services, and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic, semiconductor, and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year of approximately $1.18 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

    (Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Xpedition, HyperLynx, and Calibre are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

    For more information, please contact:
    Suzanne Graham
    Mentor Graphics
    503.685.7789
    suzanne_graham@mentor.com

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    Reprints Desk Selects Raj Vaghela as Product Lead for Next Generation SaaS PlatformVaghela Joins Research Solutions Subsidiary Reprints Desk from Pharmaceutical Drug Safety Software Division at ProQuest LLC

    ENCINO, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Solutions, Inc., (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, has appointed Raj Vaghela to Director of Product Management for its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk. The company simplifies how organizations procure, access, manage, use, and legally share scholarly journal articles and other content in scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research.

    An accomplished technology professional within the digital information industry, Vaghela joins Reprints Desk from ProQuest LLC and will own both strategy and design decisions for Reprints Desk's existing and future online technology platform. Reprints Desk is currently preparing to launch the next generation of its award-winning software-as-a-service research retrieval platform later in 2017.

    Prior to his work with Reprints Desk, Vaghela served as Technology Manager and Project Lead for ProQuest's Pi2 drug safety software division. Vaghela previously also worked as a software developer at cyberThink Inc. and SunShine Enterprise. He has achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft and is a certified ITIL(R) professional, trained in consistent and comprehensive documentation of best practice for IT Service Management.

    "Raj brings more than 14 years of experience developing scientific workflow solutions for companies in pharmaceuticals and other life science market segments," noted Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Ian Palmer. "We are extremely pleased that he has agreed to join the Reprints Desk team. His product management expertise will immediately benefit Reprints Desk's product development program, especially as we expand our technology to serve new users and new markets."

    Vaghela earned a Master's of Information Technology from Vancouver University Worldwide and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from Gujarat University. For more information about Raj Vaghela, please visit www.linkedin.com/in/rajnikantv.

    About Research Solutions

    Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS) is a pioneer in cloud-based research intelligence and retrieval solutions for R&D-driven organizations. More than 70 percent of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies in the world rely on services delivered by Research Solutions' wholly owned subsidiary Reprints Desk. The company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform provides customers with on-demand access to, and augmented data from, tens of millions of scientific, medical, and technical (STM) documents, helping them to accelerate acquisition at the point of discovery, save time and money, and remain copyright-compliant. For more information, visit www.researchsolutions.com.

    About Reprints Desk

    Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, simplifies how organizations procure, access, manage, use, and legally share scholarly journal articles, clinical reprints, patents, and other content in medical affairs and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Organizations fueled by intellectual property choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk has ranked #1 in every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. since 2008. For more information, visit www.reprintsdesk.com.

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    CONTACT: Mitja Alexander Linss, Director of Marketing, Research Solutions,
    Inc. and Reprints Desk, Inc., mlinss@reprintsdesk.com, +1 (617) 835-0854

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




    Black Knight's Lien Alert Portfolio Monitoring Tool is Now Integrated with LoanSphere MSP to Help Mortgage Servicers Proactively Protect Their Portfolios-- Unique integration of Black Knight's Lien Alert solution with the LoanSphere MSP servicing system provides information about changes in the status of loans in a client's portfolio-- The solution, delivered only by Black Knight, helps servicers proactively manage risk and improve decision-making-- Client-defined criteria drive actionable workflow in Black Knight's MSP, based on the type of alert received and action required

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 11 , 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. , a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced today that its Lien Alert portfolio monitoring tool is now integrated with its LoanSphere MSP servicing system. This powerful integration, which can only be delivered by Black Knight, gives servicers using MSP automatic notifications about changes in the status of properties in their loan portfolios.

    Black Knight's Lien Alert is a unique, automated solution that monitors loans and provides alerts on critical lien-related indicators that could impact a servicer's business. The MSP loan servicing system offers a single, comprehensive solution to help clients manage all servicing processes - from loan boarding and payment processing to escrow administration, default management and more.

    Set to a client's predetermined rules and frequency requirements, key indicators are monitored and alerts are triggered to empower better decision-making and reduce risk. Additionally, client-defined criteria allow for automated and actionable tasks, and notes are created in MSP to drive workflow based on the type of alert and steps required.

    Servicers can choose to have specific loans or entire portfolios monitored and can select to receive all available or any combination of alerts. The alerts draw from Black Knight's extensive, industry-leading public records database covering approximately 99.9 percent of the U.S. population, and include:

    --  Foreclosure/default activity
    --  Tax delinquency
    --  Bankruptcy
    --  Payment shock due to ARM reset
    --  Value changes
    --  Lien status changes
    --  New mortgages recorded
    --  Ownership and occupancy changes
    --  MLS listings
    --  Involuntary liens and judgments
    

    "This powerful solution provides the early, critical lien warning notifications servicers need to enhance decision-making and take timely actions to proactively protect the properties securing their portfolios," said Joe Nackashi, president of Black Knight's Servicing Technologies division. "This is another example of how Black Knight is integrating its market-leading products to deliver powerful solutions to support its clients."

    About Black Knight Financial Services, Inc.
    Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage lifecycle.

    Black Knight Financial Services is committed to being a premier business partner that lenders and servicers rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class technology, services and insight with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership. For more information on Black Knight Financial Services, please visit www.bkfs.com.

    For more information:

    Michelle Kersch
    Black Knight Financial Services
    904.854.5043
    michelle.kersch@bkfs.com

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    Paul Zolfaghari Joins Carrick Capital PartnersLeading Enterprise Software Industry Veteran and Data Analytics Expert to Apply Go-to-Market and Operational Experience to Portfolio Companies

    SAN FRANCISCO and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrick Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled businesses including SaaS, Software, BPO and Transaction Processing, today announced that Paul Zolfaghari, formerly President of MicroStrategy, will be joining the firm as an Operating Executive.

    "Paul's experience in enterprise software and services will give our portfolio companies a tremendous advantage," said Marc McMorris, co-founder and managing director of Carrick Capital Partners. "Developing superior go-to-market and operational strategies is critical to the success of any business. Paul has already rolled up his sleeves and gotten involved with many of our companies to help them think critically and fine-tune this component of their operations," McMorris explained. "Our team is very excited to have Paul on board and we are confident the depth of his knowledge and expertise will be transformational for many of our portfolio companies," added Carrick Capital Partners Co-Founder and Managing Director Jim Madden.

    As Operating Executive at Carrick, Paul leverages his extensive domain and operational experience in the enterprise software industry to help Carrick's portfolio companies maximize their respective market opportunities. Working with the executives, Paul applies Carrick's Approach to Building Value (ABV) as he guides and supports them through developing key strategic plans, implementing processes and programs to deliver on their goals, and adjusting operations as necessary for maximum value creation.

    Most recently, Paul was President of MicroStrategy , where he also held a series of senior positions earlier in his career, including as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Operations, accountable for all lines of the company's nearly $500 million in revenue. During his career, he also served as Chief Operating Officer of ParAccel, an analytic database company located in Silicon Valley; and was an attorney in Washington, DC with the law firm of Howrey & Simon, and the Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.

    "I've been impressed with Carrick's commitment to their portfolio companies. I was looking for an opportunity with an investing group where I could make a significant, tangible impact," said Paul Zolfaghari. "The companies at Carrick are at a critical stage where my experience creating and executing go-to-market and operational strategies will make a real difference in their ability to scale and succeed," said Zolfaghari. He added, "I've been where they are and I'm eager to help them through the evolution and challenges they will face."

    About Carrick Capital Partners
    Headquartered in San Francisco and Newport Beach, Carrick Capital Partners is a growth-oriented investment firm that utilizes ABV (Approach to Building Value) to operationally scale fast-growing, technology-enabled businesses. Carrick adds value by taking a concentrated approach and dedicating significant resources post-investment. Leveraging decades of experience, Carrick helps scale great companies that deliver excellent returns for investors, stimulating economic growth and positively impacting the industry landscape. Working directly with CEOs and entrepreneurs, Carrick fulfills a vital need for investment capital and growth expertise.

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    Carrick Capital Partners

    CONTACT: Machie Madden/Maureen Landers, machie.madden@landersmadden.com or
    maureen.landers@landersmadden.com, 212/292-8560

    Web site: http://carrickcapitalpartners.com/




    Tableau Collaborates With U.S. Department of Commerce For Data TransparencyCollaboration with Department of Commerce and Enigma data platform brings public data to life

    SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau , a global leader in rapid-fire business analytics software, today announced a collaboration with the United States Department of Commerce and operational data management and intelligence provider Enigma to help the general public see and understand government data. Using the free Tableau Public data analysis tool for public data, combined with the Enigma platform, this collaboration will make it easier for anyone to analyze and visualize economic data.

    "I'm thrilled to see how companies like Tableau are stepping forward to make government data more accessible. It's my belief that while government has the power and the responsibility to collect and share critical data for decision-making -- whether its about our economy, our weather, or our people -- the comparative advantage of making this data actionable lies with the private sector," said Laura McGorman, Senior Advisor at the Economics and Statistics Administration. "Through visualizing Commerce data sets, that's precisely what Tableau is doing -- transforming public data into an actionable asset that informs the public."

    Using an easy-to-read Tableau Public dashboard, the general public can now explore economic data in a visual manner, and quickly answer questions such as, "how many total businesses are in the Seattle metropolitan area?" (about 99,000) or, "how does that compare to Los Angeles?" (nearly 250,000 more).

    "Our mission at Tableau is to help people see and understand data," said Elissa Fink, Chief Marketing Officer at Tableau. "We're excited to join the Department of Commerce's efforts to make data more open, accessible, and understandable for people all over the country."

    To learn more about how Tableau is assisting government agencies make their data more accessible to the public, you can visit the website here Additionally, Tableau will be hosting the Tableau Government Summit in Washington, DC on February 23, 2017, where experts and thought leaders will discuss their strategies for delivering deeper insights into their data. You can register for that event online here.

    About Tableau
    Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 50,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. Over 300,000 people use Tableau Public to share public data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableau.com/trial.

    Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tableau-collaborates-with-us-department-of-commerce-for-data-transparency-300389191.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/411941/TABLEAU_SOFTWARE_LOGOjpg_Logo.jpg Tableau

    CONTACT: Doreen Jarman, 206-633-3400 x5648, djarman@tableausoftware.com

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




    Teradata Expands Customer Choice in Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Teradata Database on Microsoft AzureTeradata software provides best-in-class performance, flexibility and scalability across on-premises and cloud environments

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata , a leading analytics solutions company, today announced availability of Teradata Database on Azure for Q1 2017, providing customers more choice of cloud options for Teradata software. Many companies look to the cloud as a fast, flexible way to derive value from data to address their business, technical and financial needs. By combining Teradata's industry-leading data warehouse software with the agility and elasticity of Azure public cloud services, customers can focus on driving business value rather than installing and maintaining physical infrastructure.

    According to Teradata's recent Data Warehouse Survey to its customers, more than 90 percent of them will employ a hybrid environment by 2020 consisting of a mix of on-premises and cloud resources. The same survey indicated that 85 percent of Teradata customers want to consume at least some of their analytics "as a service." As businesses increasingly look to the cloud to drive competitive advantages, they have a need for greater agility, but also a mandate to lower financial and time commitments. These requirements are met in Teradata's Hybrid Cloud Solutions, which:

    --  Provide flexibility in deployment for increased responsiveness;
    --  Ensure high levels of security, data privacy and regulatory compliance;
    --  Enable optimization of workloads across deployment modes;
    --  Facilitate easier management of multiple environments; and
    --  Lower risk through the re-use of existing tools, capabilities and
    training.
    

    "The most successful vendors in the hybrid cloud space will offer broad, cross-platform support that empowers companies to use the cloud when and where it makes sense, as much or as little as they want," said Doug Henschen, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. "Organizations taking the hybrid-cloud deployment path are solving problems, gaining flexibility and realizing both expected and unexpected benefits. These companies come to see hybrid deployment as invaluable to their respective data warehousing strategies and are investigating additional use cases, including data exploration and predictive analysis in the cloud."

    "Teradata believes that customers deserve excellent performance and scalability, regardless of deployment choice. Expanding our cloud deployment options with leading public cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure allows us to provide unprecedented flexibility of deployment with the same full-featured Teradata software everywhere," said Chris Twogood, Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing at Teradata. "Just as critical, however, is orchestration software that ensures data, workloads, queries and users can be spread across a heterogeneous ecosystem that works together as a unified whole. Teradata's Hybrid Cloud Solutions provide both."

    Teradata Database on Azure will offer self-service, under-an-hour provisioning, pay-as-you-go, and integration with a wide variety of Azure and Teradata software tools. Many of these features speed time to market, increase efficiency and reduce risk, such as rapid and easy procurement for quick proofs of concept and hourly subscriptions. The solution's powerful performance, reliability and convenience features include:

    --  MPP (massively parallel processing) multi-node scalability from 1 to 32
    nodes;
    --  Automatic node failure recovery to ensure customers are up again
    quickly; and
    --  Backup to (and query of data within) Azure Blob storage for easy
    integration.
    

    "In this data-driven world, interest in analytics is at an all-time high," said Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist for Microsoft. "Microsoft Azure customers recognize the value they derive from data and are actively seeking analytic solutions, such as Teradata Database on Azure, that enable constant innovation while also optimizing resource utilization and simplifying management oversight."

    At the upcoming National Retail Federation (NRF) show in New York, Teradata will offer demos in booth #3463 on ways retailers can get started.

    Teradata Database on Azure will be available on the Azure Marketplace. Those familiar with both Teradata software and Azure can be up and running in about an hour. Customers who are uncertain about how to best harness the cloud for positive business outcomes can engage with Teradata Consulting and Managed Services for assistance in architecting and deploying Teradata software on Azure.

    Teradata Database on Azure, as well as Teradata Consulting and Managed Services for Azure, will be available globally in Q1 2017, except in the US Gov Iowa, US Gov Virginia and China regions. Teradata Aster Analytics on Azure is targeted to be available in Q2, 2017.

    To learn more, please:

    --  Visit http://www.teradata.com/azure
    --  Talk with company representatives at the Teradata booth (#3463) at the
    National Retail Federation trade show in New York City from Jan. 15-17,
    2017
    

    Relevant News Links

    --  Gartner report: "Hybrid DBMS Cloud Defined, and Why You Want to Know!" -
    insight on the ramifications of hybrid cloud
    --  Teradata Strengthens Hybrid Cloud Commitment with Teradata Database on
    Azure
    --  Three Reasons Our Customers Are Excited About Teradata Everywhere
    --  Fresh New Features for Teradata in the Cloud
    --  Teradata Everywhere press release
    --  Teradata Borderless Analytics press release
    

    About Teradata
    Teradata empowers companies to achieve high-impact business outcomes. Our focus on business solutions for analytics, coupled with our industry leading technology and architecture expertise, can unleash the potential of great companies. Visit teradata.com.

    Get to know Teradata:

    http://www.twitter.com/teradata
    http://www.facebook.com/Teradata
    http://www.linkedin.com/company/teradata
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Teradata

    Teradata and the Teradata logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teradata Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and worldwide.

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/331985/teradata_logo.jpg Teradata

    CONTACT: Media: Jennifer Donahue, Teradata Corporation, 858-485-3029,
    Jennifer.Donahue@teradata.com

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




    Pareteum Continues Expansion of Product Team Naming Chris Hills Vice President of Global ConnectivityGlobal Telecommunications Veteran to Advance "MVNO Anywhere" Mobile Cloud Platform Strategy

    NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pareteum Corporation ("Pareteum," or the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced an expansion of its Mobile Cloud Platform product team with the appointment of Chris Hills formerly Director of Verizon Global Voice Services to the newly created position of Vice President, Global Connectivity.

    Chris Hills is a 20 year veteran of the telecommunications industry and brings extensive experience in marketing, business operations and expanding the interconnection of carrier networks gained through a career working at firms including Verizon, and MFS Communications. In this position, Chris leads Pareteum's efforts to expand its growing network of Telecom Carrier Service Providers allowing additional MVNOs to connect directly through the cloud to the Pareteum platform for SIM connectivity, Voice, SMS Messaging and Roaming solutions.

    "As we build out our MVNO Anywhere strategy it is incumbent on us to further expand our connectivity footprint, broadening the reach of our network and allowing MVNOs in geographic locations around the world to access our platform," said Hal Turner, Pareteum's Executive Chairman. "Chris' years of experience in building network connectivity and specifically in understanding how the largest mobile companies in the world provide further reach and strategic applications for their customers significantly strengthens our team and the competitiveness of our service offerings," Mr. Turner continued.

    Capitalizing on the growing demand for unique data-related and value-added communications services around the globe, the expanded Pareteum Mobile Cloud Platform allows any subscriber company, IOT, or MVNOs located virtually anywhere in the world to connect to the platform. It provides retail telecommunication providers with a solution that incorporates billing, metering and management of a full suite of mobile voice, SMS and data services.

    The global MVNO market is expected to reach USD 73.20 billion by 2020, according to Grand View Research(1), with global MVNO subscribers expected to exceed 300 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 10.7% from 2014 to 2020. Pareteum is focused on delivering its enhanced, cost effective and highly differentiated mobility cloud platform, with its unique messaging and security capabilities, to serve the needs of the growing global Mobile, MVNO, Enterprise and IoT markets. Pareteum provides an MVNO full control of the entire IT system and network infrastructure through an easy to use cloud-based interface, potentially saving them up to 90% in operating costs with significant time-to-market advantages.

    About Pareteum Corporation:
    Pareteum Corporation, and its subsidiaries (also referred to as "Pareteum", and "the Company") provide a complete mobility cloud platform, utilizing messaging and security capabilities for the global Mobile, MVNO, Enterprise and IoT markets. For more information please visit: www.pareteum.com.

    Investor Relations Contacts:

    Steve Gersten
    (813)-926-8920
    sgersten@tampabay.rr.com

    (1) http://www.orbisresearch.com/reports/index/mobile-virtual-network-operator-mvno-market-analysis-and-segment-forecasts-to-2020#utm_source=whatech&utm_content=whatech.com/231233

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/435599/Pareteum_Logo.jpg Pareteum Corporation

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




    Completion of Generating Assets Acquisition from Huaneng Group

    BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Huaneng Power International, Inc. ("HPI" or the "Company") today announced the completion of the transaction contemplated by the previously announced (i) a transfer agreement concerning the transfer of certain equity interests in certain companies (the "Transfer Agreement") and (ii) a profit compensation agreement entered into by and between the Company and China Huaneng Group ("Huaneng Group") on October 14, 2016.

    Pursuant to the Transfer Agreement, HPI acquired from Huaneng Group: (i) 80% equity interests in the registered capital of Huaneng Shandong Power Generation Co., Ltd.; (ii) 100% equity interests in the registered capital of Huaneng Jilin Power Generation Co., Ltd.; (iii) 100% equity interests in the registered capital of Huaneng Heilongjiang Power Generation Co., Ltd. and (iv) 90% equity interests in the registered capital of Huaneng Henan Zhongyuan Gas Turbine Power Co., Ltd.(the "Transaction"). The consideration of the Transaction is RMB 15,113,825,800.

    The transaction has recently been completed. According to the Transfer Agreement, the Company has paid 50% of the consideration of the Transaction to Huaneng Group on January 9, 2017.

    After completion of the transaction, the Company increases controlled generation capacity by 15,937MW, equity installed capacity by 13,389 MW, total installed capacity of generating units under construction by 3,666 MW.

    Additional Information about the Transaction

    The Company will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Current Report on Form 6-K regarding the transaction. All parties desiring details regarding the transaction are urged to review these documents, which are available at the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov).

    About Huaneng Power International, Inc.

    Huaneng Power International, Inc. is one of China's largest listed power producers with controlled generation capacity of 99,815MW and equity-based generation capacity of 90,007MW. The power plants of the Company are located in 24 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China. The Company also has a wholly-owned power company in Singapore.

    For Enquires, Please Contact

    Huaneng Power International, Inc.

    Ms. MENG Jing / Ms. ZHAO Lin
    Tel: (86 10) 6608 6765 / 6322 6596
    Fax: (86 10) 6322 6888
    E-mail: zqb@hpi.com.cn

    Wonderful Sky Financial Group Limited

    Wonderful Sky Financial Group Limited
    Ms. Iris AUYEUNG / Ms. Tiffany RUAN / Ms. Echo MA
    Tel: (852) 2851 1038
    Fax: (852) 2865 1638
    Email: po@wsfg.hk / tiffanyruan@wsfg.hk / echoma@wsfg.hk

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    Huaneng Power International, Inc.



    New USD 250M Kuang-Chi GCI Fund Focuses on Israel Tech OpportunitiesPortfolio Companies to Benefit from Collaboration with China Technology Leader

    TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuang-Chi Group, a Shenzhen based technology conglomerate announced today the launch of its Global Community of Innovation (GCI) Fund II and the opening of its Israel-based International Innovation Headquarters. As the first Chinese fund of its kind, GCI Fund is targeting companies that seek collaboration with local Chinese firms for entry into their domestic markets. GCI Fund II will invest US$250 million in global technology companies active in the areas of: smart city/smart home, IoT, artificial intelligence, VR/AR and robotic, and be supported by a new China-based incubator, established by Kuang-Chi to help bring its portfolio companies to the Chinese market.

    Dr. RuopengLiu, Chairman of Kuang-Chi, said: "We were able to quickly deploy the US$50-million GCI Fund I in exceptional companies that operate in sectors we know well and we'd like to build on this momentum with Fund II." "Working with our partner in Israel, we've identified a wealth of opportunities to expand our portfolio and give our joint investment team an expanded strategic and financial mandate."

    Dorian Barak, a veteran Israeli venture investor and now the Global Strategy Officer of Kuang-Chi, stated that GCI Fund's investment is "creating unique opportunities for start-ups, particularly those from Israel." "China represents a natural market for Israeli firms developing technology in the areas of smart cities, computer vision, connected home, artificial intelligence, and robotics," he said.

    GCI Fund I was established in 2016, and now has stakes in several Israeli companies, including: computer vision pioneer eyeSight; voice analytics developer Beyond Verbal; and, video intelligence and analytics provider AgentVi. The Fund also invested in Norwegian biometric authorization innovator Zwipe, Canadian aviation company SkyX.

    Earlier, Kuang-Chi established a foothold in the aviation sector with investments in Canada-based company SolarShip, and Australia's Martin Jetpack. In the telecommunications field, the company has a significant investment in Southeast Asia telecommunications provider Hyalroute.

    Yangyang Zhang, Kuang-Chi co-founder and CEO of KuangChi Science, the Hong Kong listed affiliate of the Kuang-Chi Group, stated, "We have moved from success to success in Israel, and I'm delighted by the pace of our good progress showed in our recent investments in eyeSight, AgentVi and Beyond Verbal", he said.

    Within six months of its investment, Kuang-Chi and eyeSight jointly built a local team in China to provide markets with the most advanced embedded computer vision solutions currently available. In December, Beyond Verbal signed its first cooperation agreement in China, with the Second Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou.

    According to Liu, "GCI portfolio companies will share access to cutting-edge technology that includes over 2,000 patents and R&D from around the world. Each of these investments comes with an opportunity to expand their business in China and establish relationships with global market leaders across multiple industries."

    Founded in 2010 with a five-person team, Kuang-Chi has created a Global Community of Innovation of more than 2,600 employees in 18 countries and regions which is dedicated to disruptive innovation and principal investment in cutting-edge technology sectors including communications, metamaterials, and space technology. Kuang-Chi's subsidiary company KuangChi Science Limited (00439.HK) is concentrated on the development of future technology. The Group also operates through Shenzhen-traded Zhejiang Longsheng (002625.SZ) and Martin Aircraft Company , as well as research institutes and private companies.

    Contact: yuyan.liu@kuang-chi.com

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    KuangChi Science Holdings Limited

    CONTACT: Liu Yuyan, +86-13691619430




    Decatur, Illinois Police Department to Evaluate COPsync Network

    DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- COPsync, Inc. today announced that the Decatur Police Department in Illinois will conduct an evaluation of the COPsync Network(TM). The COPsync Network is an advanced communication and information sharing system that protects citizens from violence and domestic terrorism. Community and officer security is increased with advance warnings of dangerous people and real-time notification of crimes in progress. The COPsync911(TM) threat-alert system safeguards schools and keeps America's children safer and protects other high-risk targets such as courthouses, government buildings and energy infrastructure. COPsync's systems can save minutes when seconds count, save lives and protect citizens and communities.

    Decatur City Manager Timothy Gleason stated, "One of the most important functions of city government is providing for the safety of residents and visitors. The City of Decatur is committed to exploring products and services which could potentially enhance our ability to do so."

    "I place a high priority on both the safety and accountability of my officers. Any product that could potentially improve both of those things, as well as give us the ability to share information with other agencies and jurisdictions more quickly, is worth looking into," continued Decatur Police Chief James Getz.

    Sergeant Christopher S. Copeland noted, "In the coming weeks, we will be conducting an intensive evaluation of the COPsync product, involving numerous officers and supervisors across all shifts, to determine how it meets the needs of the Decatur Police Department. The COPsync product has a number of features we are interested in, particularly with regard to officer safety and ease of use."

    Mr. Ronald A. Woessner, CEO of COPsync commented, "Decatur is proud to call America's heartland home, but its reach is undeniably global. Forbes ranked Decatur second in the country for having a thriving agri-business economy, while Business Facilities magazine ranked the Decatur area third for logistics hubs in the nation, a place where nearly $1 billion in capital investment is planned or underway in the region. COPsync is proud to partner with the city of Decatur for this evaluation."

    About COPsync, Inc.

    COPsync, Inc. is a technology company that connects law enforcement officers across the nation, so they can communicate and share mission-critical non-adjudicated information in real-time. This saves officers' lives and keeps the public safer; helps law enforcement officers catch criminals and stop child kidnappings, vehicle thefts, bank robberies and other crimes in progress; and arms the nation's law enforcement officers with needed information so they can help defend against terrorism. For more information, go to www.copsync.com.

    Contact:

    Investor Relations:
    Everest Corporate Advisors, Inc.
    702-902-2361
    702-982-1339

    For COPsync:
    Ronald A. Woessner
    Chief Executive Officer
    972 865 6192
    invest@copsync.com

    Media:
    Cynthia Vetter
    Director of Media
    and Investor Relations
    cvetter@copsync.com

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




    Extreme Networks Delivers the Market's Most Powerful Retail Guest Analytics Solution to Provide Customized In-Store ExperiencesNew ExtremeWireless WiNG Solutions Empower Retailers Deep Digital Insights to Increase Revenue per Shopper and Brand Experience

    NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With increased competitive pressures on traditional brick and mortar retailers due to the rapidly growing online ecommerce channels, retailers must provide a high quality digital in-store experience to effectively engage, retain and support customers. At the same time, shoppers are leveraging smartphone technology to enhance their retail shopping experience, and expect seamless wireless networking connectivity in retail stores. These trends add complexity for retail IT departments to manage a high number of mobile devices in a large distributed network with a remote IT department. To allow traditional retailers to compete and meet shopper expectations, Extreme Networks, Inc. introduces its Retail Guest Analytics solution as part of its new ExtremeWireless(TM) WiNG product portfolio at the upcoming National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention & Expo.

    Extreme's Retail Guest Analytics solution is a highly integrated, customizable platform that enables retailers to better understand shoppers' in-store habits and create personalized offers. The solution scales up to 10 million shoppers across a chain with easy single sign-on, provides retailers with comprehensive insights into shopper demographics and buying behaviors leading to increased revenue per customer, and integrates directly with the ExtremeWireless WiNG solutions. It also gives brick and mortar retailers the tools to compete on par with online retailers by quickly adjusting promotions to drive customer engagement and improve brand experience, while reducing costs and time-to-market.

    To further provide efficient connectivity for shoppers, Extreme is also introducing two new 802.11ac access points (AP), ExtremeWireless WiNG AP 7602 and AP 7622, in addition to its ExtremeSwitching(TM) 200 Series. These solutions serve the budget-conscious retail sector with massive scalability, true zero-touch auto provisioning, and unified wired and wireless management. Furthermore, this gives Extreme's partner community a new opportunity to delve into the SMB market, specifically with the ExtremeSwitching(TM) 200 Series, while the Retail Guest Analytics solution allows partners to provide more value and increase intimacy with their customers moving forward.

    In booth 1249 at NRF, Extreme will also demonstrate their newly introduced AP3916i AP Camera, which offers retailers an enterprise-class dual radio AP with an embedded high definition video camera that can provide in-store surveillance, or combined with video analytics, can capture insights into foot traffic patterns, length of checkout lines, product placement and more.

    Key Features:

    New solution offerings include:

    --  Extreme Retail Guest Analytics - Enables retailers to provide simple
    guest sign-on, obtain in-depth analytics of shoppers, including
    demographics and preferences, and gather metrics between stores. These
    analytics provide brick and mortar retailers with the tools they need to
    compete with online retailers including information such as the number
    of mobile customers that entered a store, new customers vs. repeat
    customers, and customer duration in a store.
    --  ExtremeWireless AP3916i - The industry's first dual radio 802.11ac Wave
    2 integrated high-definition camera AP for in-store video surveillance
    and video analytics, which can increase security, operational
    efficiencies and lower cost.
    --  ExtremeWireless WiNG AP 7602 and AP 7622 - Priced for the
    budget-conscious mass market applications and include enterprise-grade
    features and Bluetooth customer engagement.
    --  ExtremeSwitching 200 Series - A new family of economical, managed
    Gigabit Ethernet switches which address the wired connections of PCs,
    servers and storage devices in addition to PoE to power wireless APs and
    IP phones. The family can also be flexibly managed via ExtremeCloud,
    ExtremeManagement, web client or industry-standard command line
    interface (CLI).
    --  Cost Savings - Designed specifically to address mass-market
    applications, Extreme's APs and switches are designed to accommodate
    enterprises, branch offices and small-to-medium sized businesses, as
    they run in tangent to existing infrastructure.
    --  Single-Pane-of-Glass Management - Centralized management via
    ExtremeCloud(TM), ExtremeManagement(TM) or traditional on-premise
    management enables flexible deployments with the freedom to manage
    devices across a wide range of enterprise environments.
    

    Executive Perspectives

    Dan Dulac, Vice President, Product Management & Solution Strategy, Extreme Networks
    "Our newest wired, wireless, and analytics offerings work in tandem to provide retail customers with cost-effective, scalable solutions which allow them to manage all activity on the network while gaining deeper insights around customer preferences. Ultimately, this helps the retailer deliver the highest-caliber service the moment a customer steps foot in their store. We're excited to support our growing retail customer footprint and continue to expand our investment in the market."

    Gordon Mackintosh, Senior Director of Worldwide Partner Program and Sales Business Development, Extreme Networks
    "We are thrilled to include the ExtremeSwitching 200 Series in Extreme's portfolio, as they are built and priced to support our growing retail customer base. These switches will provide our existing customers the comfort and confidence in their purchase decision and investment, while inviting new retail technology and application vendors to assist Extreme Networks in building out our retail ecosystem."

    Rohit Mehra, Vice President of Network Infrastructure, IDC
    "Extreme's latest product offerings align well with the company's recent expansion into the retail segment following the acquisition of Zebra's WLAN business unit. The additions to ExtremeWireless provide its partners with versatile, economical solutions that augment network intelligence, thereby helping retailers easily manage connected devices while tracking and analyzing consumer behavior for leveraging advanced retail applications. These capabilities will further enhance Extreme's position in the WLAN market."

    Scott Arnold, President, Optical Phusion, Inc.
    "Extreme's new offerings focus on the technology needs of today's retailers who are pressured to deliver a more personalized, connected shopping experience for customers. These new solutions are exciting for our company as we continue to look at ways to promote growth, enhance our skillset and better position our company to be competitive in the marketplace."

    A.J. Love, President of Services, Accucode
    "The ExtremeSwitching(TM) 200 Series is an important addition to the Extreme portfolio and will be particularly attractive to our retail customers looking for cost-effective solutions. Additionally, the WiNG Series provides unified wireless management, allowing retailers to manage all activity with ease while better understanding consumer behavior in real time. These additions will be critical for us to provide cutting-edge solutions for the ever-evolving retail landscape."

    Manhmood Chaudhri, Managing Director, Datrix Ltd
    "We're excited about the new solutions and feel that they will empower us to further deliver exceptional experiences and differentiated value for the customers we serve. Extreme's innovative and integrated solutions have provided us with the tools necessary to be successful and we have no doubt that the new offerings for the retail industry will help us maintain our momentum in the market."

    Carlos Santiago, PM Extreme, Westcon
    "Customers today are looking for retail solutions to help simplify operations while ensuring a reliable and positive experience for shoppers. These latest solutions will help us provide cost-effective, scalable technology while gaining deeper insights around customer preferences that will benefit the bottom line. It's refreshing to work with a vendor that is truly dedicated to providing best-in-class solutions and we look forward to our continued relationship with Extreme."

    Additional Resources

    --  Extreme at NRF
    --  Extreme Retail Solutions
    --  ExtremeWireless(TM) Product Page
    --  ExtremeAnalytics(TM) Product Page
    --  ExtremeSwitching(TM) Product Page
    --  ExtremeWireless WiNG Product Page
    --  Connect with Extreme via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and
    Google+
    

    Forward Looking Statements:

    Statements in this release, including those concerning the ExtremeWireless(TM) WiNG product portfolio and Retail Guest Analytics Solution, the products potential for optimizing real time business analytics visibility for retailers, the ability to integrate, customize and scale customers, along with delivering actionable store intelligence are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Actual results or events could differ materially from those anticipated in those forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including: the effectiveness of our solutions as compared with our customers' needs; a highly competitive business environment for network switching and software equipment; the possibility that we might experience delays in the development or introduction of new technology and products; customer response to our new technology and products; and a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of our products.

    More information about potential factors that could affect the Company's business and financial results is included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors". Except as required under the U.S. federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Extreme Networks disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, developments, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

    About Extreme Networks

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to data center, on premise or through the cloud, we go to extreme measures for our customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced call-in technical support to organizations large and small, including some of the world's leading names in business, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme's website or call 1-888-257-3000.

    Extreme Networks, Extreme Partner Network, and the Extreme Networks logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Jennifer Grabowski, Racepoint Global, 617-624-3231,
    ExtremeUS@racepointglobal.com

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




    Hortonworks and Neustar Co-Development to Deliver New Identity Management and Security for Internet of Things DevicesOpen Source Technology Collaboration Extends OneID to Apache Ranger and Apache Atlas; Device Directory Enables Development of Cloud-Based Management and Security for IoT

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks, Inc. (R) today announced an open source technology collaboration with Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, to create powerful, business-friendly security and identity management tools for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Hortonworks' connected data platforms enable Neustar to extend its OneID(R) identity management to the open source community, utilizing Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks Data Flow (HDF), to enable the development of new industry-leading identity management and security solutions for IoT devices.

    "IoT represents such a unique opportunity for our customers, but the security and management of this connection science is a major IT challenge," said Hank Skorny, senior vice president of IoT at Neustar. "Hortonworks is a key open source collaborator that enables Neustar to extend its policy management to the device level."

    Neustar OneID is an identity solution that delivers IoT certificate and identity management in the authentication and revocation of IoT devices. By integrating with HDP and HDF, Neustar is able to incorporate the functionality of Apache Ranger and Apache Atlas to extend management down to the device level. This cloud-based management allows for central management of devices, with the ability to enforce policies based on user or device. This granular policy management enables more secure IoT devices for customers without the security implications of adding large numbers of devices to their network.

    "Neustar has leveraged open source security and policy enforcement technologies to power OneID as well as Device Directory for mobile devices," said Greg Pavlik, chief product officer at Hortonworks. "This is a true testament to our core belief that open source brings innovation to market faster and our commitment to helping our customers innovate faster with the community."

    Using Neustar's Device Directory, its customers can register devices, creating a central repository for easy management and policy enforcement. Apache NiFi and Apache MiNiFi through HDF allow customers to extend the reach of the Data Distribution System (DDS) down to the device, whether it is online or offline. By doing so, Neustar OneID can be used to generate or revoke certificates for hosts, with the ability to quickly remove a compromised host or group of hosts. Once an issue has been resolved, OneID and HDF can bring the same hosts back up quickly and easily.

    Neustar OneID will be able to sign and validate data, helping ensure its authenticity and alerting an organization to any issues. With end-to-end data validation extending from the edge to central management in the cloud, and with the ability to act once a compromised host is detected, Neustar is offering customers greater peace of mind as they explore IoT.

    About Hortonworks

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

    Hortonworks, Powering the Future of Data, HDP and HDF are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    About Neustar

    Every day, the world generates roughly 2.5 quadrillion bits of data. Neustar isolates certain elements and analyzes, simplifies and edits them to make precise and valuable decisions that drive results. As one of the few companies capable of knowing with certainty who is on the other end of every interaction, we're trusted by the world's great brands to make critical decisions some 20 billion times a day. We help marketers send timely and relevant messages to the right people. Because we can authoritatively tell a client exactly who is calling or connecting with them, we make critical real-time responses possible. And the same comprehensive information that enables our clients to direct and manage orders also stops attackers. We know when someone isn't who they claim to be, which helps stop fraud and denial of service before they're a problem. Because we're also an experienced manager of some of the world's most complex databases, we help clients control their online identity, registering and protecting their domain name, and routing traffic to the correct network address. By linking the most essential information with the people who depend on it, we provide more than 12,000 clients worldwide with decisions--not just data. More information is available at http://www.neustar.biz.

    Hortonworks Contact

    Michelle Lazzar
    comms@hortonworks.com
    (408) 828-9681

    Neustar Contact

    Clinton Karr
    Clinton.karr@neustar.biz
    (415) 590-4611

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hortonworks-and-neustar-co-development-to-deliver-new-identity-management-and-security-for-internet-of-things-devices-300388970.html

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




    Bluehost Teams with Google Domains to Help Small Businesses Get Online with WordPressLeading WordPress hosting site, (em)Powered by Endurance, offers fast, simple and secure managed platform for optimized performance

    BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Endurance International Group , today announced that Google Domains has selected its Bluehost brand to provide WordPress hosting solutions to new and existing customers. Google Domains customers can now also link their domains and create new accounts from Bluehost's website.

    Bluehost's unique architecture offers customers proven performance, reliability and functionality for running a WordPress site, which is increasingly important as WordPress currently powers over 25 percent of the web and is the most popular online publishing platform available.

    In fact, many small businesses rely on WordPress to run their businesses and a recent SMB Trust Index cited WordPress as the most trusted brand for small businesses. This new Bluehost offering extends the relationship between Endurance and Google and reflects both companies' joint efforts to get small businesses online and help them grow.

    "Bluehost and Endurance have worked closely with WordPress.com's parent company, Automattic, for years now to ensure our web hosting platform would seamlessly run WordPress websites," said Endurance CEO & Founder, Hari Ravichandran. "We're honored to begin working with Google Domains to make it easier for small business customers to get online and manage their online presence."

    Bluehost's WordPress solutions are built on an innovative platform which offers instant WordPress provisioning, automatic upgrades, Jetpack, MOJO Marketplace, as well as powerful security features and more.

    Bluehost hosts over 2 million WordPress websites, supports full-time WordPress Core developers on staff and has been recommended by WordPress.org since 2005. Bluehost experts are available to offer customers 24/7 WordPress support, one-click installation and access to custom WordPress tools to scale their website presence as they grow.

    "We have a long-standing partnership with Bluehost and we work closely with them to ensure WordPress users' success, and to give back to the open source community," said Catherine Stewart, VP of Business Wrangling at Automattic. "Now with Bluehost teaming up with Google Domains, we hope to welcome more WordPress users to the web and to continue to help more small businesses get online."

    For additional information about creating and managing a WordPress web presence, visit the Google Domains support page, follow the instructions to "map your domain to a third-party web host" and select "Bluehost."

    About Bluehost
    Bluehost, part of the Endurance International Group, is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting services, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, and more. Built on open source, Bluehost designs and operates its own servers, develops innovative new internet technologies, and actively supports and participates in the open source community. For more information, visit www.bluehost.com.

    About Endurance International Group
    Endurance International Group (em)Powers millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to vitalize their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Domain.com, BigRock, SiteBuilder and SinglePlatform, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs more than 3,800 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

    Endurance International Group and the compass logo are trademarks of The Endurance International Group, Inc. Other brand names of Endurance International Group are trademarks of The Endurance International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

    Like Endurance on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnduranceInternational/
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    MEDIA CONTACTS: Endurance International Group Ketchum Lark-Marie Anton Samantha Stark (646) 887-7272 (202) 835-9424 lark.anton@endurance.com endurance@ketchum.com Dani LaSalvia (781) 852-3212 dani.lasalvia@endurance.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bluehost-teams-with-google-domains-to-help-small-businesses-get-online-with-wordpress-300389230.html

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




    Tennant Company Selects TransPerfect's GlobalLink Technology To Support Global Operations

    NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TransPerfect, the world's largest privately held provider of language services and translation-related technology solutions, today announced an agreement to provide Tennant with enterprise language services for more than 30 languages, supporting global operations across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

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    Tennant Company , a recognized global leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing cleaning solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, and healthier world, will implement GlobalLink--TransPerfect's enterprise platform for translation management--to streamline translations across a range of functions including marketing, engineering, human resources, legal, and more. TransPerfect's GlobalLink technology offers clients the powerful customizable workflows and integrations of the world's friendliest translation management system as either installed or fully hosted solutions--making the process of producing and managing multilingual content more cost-effective and efficient.

    Kyle Henning, Tennant's Director of Global Marketing commented, "TransPerfect is a strong partner to support the Tennant value of being able to reach our customers and employees in the language of their choice."

    "We are thrilled to see Tennant Company take this vital step in expanding its reach in the global marketplace," said Liz Elting, Co-CEO of TransPerfect. "By deploying GlobalLink to streamline translations for more than 30 languages, Tennant's global customers will now be able to enjoy a significantly enhanced user experience, no matter what country they are in or what language they speak."

    TransPerfect Co-CEO Phil Shawe remarked, "Tennant Company is a multinational leader in its industry; and being a leader, it understands the importance of communicating with customers in the global marketplace. We're proud to be a part of Tennant's increased focus on multilingual content and operations, and we expect that their outreach efforts will pay immediate dividends."

    About Tennant
    Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that empower customers to achieve quality cleaning performance, significantly reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, MN; Holland, MI; Louisville, KY; Chicago, IL; Uden, The Netherlands; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit www.tennantco.com. The Tennant Company logo and other trademarks designated with the symbol "(R)" are trademarks of Tennant Company registered in the United States and/or other countries.

    About TransPerfect
    With annual revenues of more than $540 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 3,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect's GlobalLink(R) Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tennant-company-selects-transperfects-globallink-technology-to-support-global-operations-300388901.html

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    CONTACT: Ryan Simper +1 212.689.5555, mediainquiry@transperfect.com

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




    CenturyLink adds SDN and NFV services to its DREN contract

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. recently added Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) services to its Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) III contract with the U.S. Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP).

    CenturyLink will provide a secure research and development, production-like environment for the implementation of SDN and NFV services at DREN sites, which will be some of the first DoD sites to adopt these services. This project will establish the necessary security standards for the agency to use in its own implementation of SDN and NFV, which is the future of network infrastructure.

    SDN and NFV implementation will also help DoD move beyond traditional network technologies into a more dynamic, scalable software workload that allows the agency to more easily add new on-demand services and additional capacity. All applications--including multi-label protocol switching, firewall, encryption and orchestration services--will run on software instead of costly hardware, thus speeding up the testing and review of applications. The project will also help reduce the number of network devices DoD has to buy and manage.

    "Adding SDN and NFV to our DREN contract allows DoD to implement new technologies faster and with a lower cost of entry," said CenturyLink Senior Vice President and General Manager of Federal Solutions Erich Sanchack.

    CenturyLink is helping DoD and DREN implement this new technology to support their mission at four sites--two CenturyLink network sites in Sterling, Va., and Highlands Ranch, Colo., as well as two DREN sites in Dayton, Ohio, and San Diego, Calif.

    The SDN and NFV project is based on the same technology that CenturyLink is using to manage its own network, except customized for DoD. CenturyLink operates a Programmable Services Backbone (PSB) platform that places cloud capabilities and NFV services at the edges of the network, thus enabling better management and dynamic on-demand delivery of modular services.CenturyLink's PSB is already live in more than 50 locations in seven countries.

    CenturyLink is aggressively working to transform its existing core network into an SDN and NFV-based environment and plans to have full global virtualization coverage in its IP core network and data centers by 2018.

    DREN is a high-speed, fiber-optic network that connects five DoD supercomputing facilities to 4,300 scientists at more than 150 agencies and research sites within the U.S. CenturyLink provides DREN speeds ranging from 50 megabits to 40 gigabits per second, depending on the site. These speeds are delivered through a combination of Ethernet, Internet Protocol and optical wavelength services via a Virtual Private Local Area Network Service that links defense scientists and engineers at leading research institutions, laboratories and test facilities.

    DREN enables researchers to design solutions to complex problems and develop new technologies critical to the defense industrial base and national security. In addition, DREN is an ideal national test bed to accelerate the development and deployment of ultra-high-speed bandwidth applications and is a leader in the deployment of next-generation networking and security technologies.

    CenturyLink was awarded DREN III, a 10-year lifecycle indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to $750 million, by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency's Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DISA DITCO) in December 2012.

    By supplying managed hosting, cybersecurity, cloud and IT services over its carrier-class network, CenturyLink provides government agencies with the security and reliability they need to carry out their important missions.

    CenturyLink has been steadily climbing the rankings and is currently ranked No. 34 on Washington Technology's 2016 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.

    About CenturyLink
    CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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    CenturyLink, Inc.

    CONTACT: Linda M. Johnson, 202-429-3130, linda.m.johnson@centurylink.com

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

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