Companies news of 2017-01-12 (page 1)

  • Storage Magazine Names Two Quantum Products as Finalists for 2016 Product of the Year...
  • comScore Appoints Carol DiBattiste as General Counsel & Chief Privacy and People...
  • KLA-Tencor Announces Live Webcast To Review Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results
  • Ooma, Inc. Announces Secondary Offering by Certain Stockholders
  • Canon U.S.A. Proudly Announces 2017 Executive Promotions
  • DST Systems, Inc. Announces Notification Of Earnings Release Date
  • Quotient to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results On February 9,...
  • Intermolecular To Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results on February...
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    Storage Magazine Names Two Quantum Products as Finalists for 2016 Product of the Year AwardsXcellis Scale-out Workflow Storage and DXi6900-S Deduplication Appliance Recognized for Innovation, Performance, Ease of Use and Integration, Functionality and Value

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. today announced that two of its products have been named finalists in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2016 Product of the Year Awards. Highlighting innovation in Quantum's scale-out tiered storage and data protection solutions, the products were recognized in two categories -- Xcellis(TM) in the Hard Disk/Hybrid Storage Systems category and the DXi6900-S backup and deduplication appliance in the Data Backup Hardware category.

    The Power Behind Today's Storage Workflows
    Xcellis and the DXi6900-S are part of a broad portfolio of specialized solutions for managing and protecting data in a wide range of end user implementations.

    --  Xcellis Scale-out Workflow Storage: Xcellis is a high-performance shared
    workflow storage system that boosts efficiency and user productivity in
    the most demanding environments. Delivering a combination of client
    access and intelligent data management, Xcellis manages data across
    multiple storage tiers, including private and public clouds, while
    supporting connectivity requirements for both Fibre Channel and Ethernet
    clients. With a converged architecture that unifies the functions of
    multiple components into a single 4 RU system, Xcellis simplifies
    storage architectures, streamlines operations and opens the door to more
    sophisticated and efficient media workflows. Powered by Quantum's
    award-winning StorNext 5 file system and data management software,
    Xcellis offers industry-best streaming performance for demanding
    high-resolution and high data throughput workflows, along with
    cost-effective long-term retention of data in an easy-to-access archive.
    --  DXi6900-S: The DXi6900-S was the first deduplication appliance to
    incorporate 8TB self-encrypting drives for the highest density backup
    available -- up to 544 useable TB in 18U of rack space. It consumes 50
    percent less power than competitors and is designed for large,
    multi-site data protection environments where customers are grappling
    with the latest software and data requirements. With the DXi6900-S,
    customers can shrink backup windows and speed restore SLAs while
    reducing hardware footprint, power and cooling in the data center.
    

    Product of the Year finalists are judged by a panel of users, analysts, consultants and Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com editors. Ratings are based on innovation, performance, ease of integration, ease of use, functionality and value. Storage magazine will announce the winners in the February issue.

    Supporting Quote
    Molly Rector, Vice President, Global Marketing, Quantum
    "The strategic value of data continues to rise, and IT professionals are challenged to manage and protect it with greater efficiency. The market's response to Xcellis and the DXi6900-S reflects the critical nature of storage strategies that help customers maximize the value of data in a growing range of environments. Quantum's comprehensive solutions portfolio offers a unique combination of high-performance, low-cost capacity and efficient access in managing and protecting data throughout its lifecycle."

    Additional Resources

    --  Learn more about Xcellis workflow storage:
    www.quantum.com/products/scale-out-storage/stornext-primary-storage/inde
    x.aspx
    --  For more details on the DXi6900-S: www.quantum.com/DXi6900S_DS
    

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

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

    "Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to: 1) benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's Xcellis storage systems and DXi6900-S appliances and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such systems and appliances, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 4, 2016 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2016, as amended. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

    Public Relations Contact:
    Bob Wientzen
    Quantum Corp.
    720-201-8125
    bob.wientzen@quantum.com

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




    comScore Appoints Carol DiBattiste as General Counsel & Chief Privacy and People OfficerExpert in Compliance and Risk Management Brings Extensive Public and Private Experience to the Cross-Platform Measurement Company

    RESTON, Va., Jan.12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore today announced that Carol DiBattiste will join comScore as General Counsel & Chief Privacy and People Officer on January 23, 2017. A recognized expert in legal, compliance, enterprise risk and change management, Ms. DiBattiste brings extensive legal, privacy, compliance and human resources leadership experience from both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as the Executive in Charge and Vice Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    "I'm delighted to welcome Carol to comScore," said comScore Chief Executive Officer Gian Fulgoni. "She brings a depth of experience gained from an impressive career that has included executive positions at technology and big data companies, as well as significant public service. Carol is the right person to join comScore's leadership team as we redefine measurement in a dynamic cross-platform world."

    In the private sector, Ms. DiBattiste served as Chief Privacy Officer at ChoicePoint, where she also served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. ChoicePoint was acquired by Reed Elsevier/LexisNexis during her tenure. At LexisNexis/Reed Elsevier, she served as Senior Vice President, Privacy and Security. She has also served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at Geeknet, Inc., and Chief Legal, Privacy and Administrative Officer at Education Management Corporation. Previously, Ms. DiBattiste was a partner in the international law firm of Holland & Knight where her specialties included government relations, corporate diversity counseling, and civil and criminal litigation.

    Ms. DiBattiste's public sector work has included senior executive positions in the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security. Among her many distinguished roles, she served as the Under Secretary of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, where she led a $70 billion, 710,000 military and civilian department responsible for recruiting, training and education, and readiness, and earlier as Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Navy. She was also the Deputy Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security, where she led a $5.3 billion, 55,000-employee agency. Ms. DiBattiste also served as a federal prosecutor and Deputy United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida and as the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, where she led the operations of the 93 United States Attorneys Offices nationwide.

    "Carol's distinguished and varied career is knitted together by an unwavering commitment to integrity, accountability and success," said comScore Board Chairman Bill Henderson. "The experience and leadership skills she brings are exactly the mix we need right now to continue to move comScore forward."

    "comScore's track record of innovation, leading-edge technology and impressive efforts to redefine media measurement make it an exciting place to be," said Ms. DiBattiste. "I am honored to be joining the team at comScore."

    Ms. DiBattiste graduated with a B.A. from LaSalle University, and has a J.D. from Temple University School of Law and an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law. In addition, she has completed the Strategic Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and served in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and judge advocate (JAG).

    Ms. DiBattiste will succeed Chris Lin, current Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, who joined comScore in 2001. "It has been a privilege to work with Chris for the sixteen years she has served comScore," said Gian Fulgoni "Her tireless work helped transform us from an early stage startup through a period of growth, our IPO, and our initial phase of being a public company. I'm very pleased she has agreed to remain a consultant to assist us with this transition." comScore Board Chairman Bill Henderson noted: "I've had the pleasure of knowing Chris since she joined comScore and have always admired and respected her unique skills and contributions to the company. I thank her for her years of service at the company."

    About comScore
    comScore, Inc. is a leading cross-platform measurement company that precisely measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. comScore completed its merger with Rentrak Corporation in January 2016, to create the new model for a dynamic, cross-platform world. Built on precision and innovation, our unmatched data footprint combines proprietary digital, TV and movie intelligence with vast demographic details to quantify consumers' multiscreen behavior at massive scale. This approach helps media companies monetize their complete audiences and allows marketers to reach these audiences more effectively. With more than 3,200 clients and global footprint in more than 75 countries, comScore is delivering the future of measurement. For more information on comScore, please visit comscore.com.

    Contact: David Chemerow Chief Financial Officer comScore, Inc. dchemerow@comscore.com (703) 438-2020

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    KLA-Tencor Announces Live Webcast To Review Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results

    MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KLA-Tencor Corporation , the world's leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries, today announced that the company will conduct a live audio webcast to review its second quarter fiscal year 2017 results on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. PT.

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    About KLA-Tencor:
    KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for 40 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at www.kla-tencor.com. (KLAC-F)

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    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Ed Lockwood, Sr. Director, Investor
    Relations, (408) 875-9529, ed.lockwood@kla-tencor.com; Media Relations,
    Cathy Silva, Corporate Communications, (408) 875-7042,
    cathy.silva@kla-tencor.com

    Web site: http://www.kla-tencor.com/




    Ooma, Inc. Announces Secondary Offering by Certain Stockholders

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooma, Inc. , a smart communications platform for small businesses and consumers (the "Company"), today announced that certain of its stockholders, consisting of entities affiliated with Worldview Technology Partners, intend to offer shares of the Company's common stock for sale in an underwritten secondary offering (the "Offering"). The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares by the selling stockholders.

    Worldview Technology Partners has engaged B. Riley & Co., LLC, to act as the sole underwriter for the Offering.

    The Offering is made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement, when available, and the accompanying base prospectus in that registration statement filed with the SEC on December 16, 2016 and declared effective on December 27, 2016, and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the Offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement, when available, and the accompanying base prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained from B. Riley & Co., LLC, 11100 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, telephone: 310-966-1444, email: compliance@brileyco.com.

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

    About Ooma, Inc.

    Founded in 2004, Ooma creates new communications experiences for small businesses and consumers. Its smart platform serves as a communications hub, which offers cloud-based telephony, internet security, home monitoring and other connected services. Ooma combines PureVoice HD call quality and innovative features with mobile applications for reliable anytime, anywhere calling. The company has been ranked the No. 1 home phone service for overall satisfaction and value for five consecutive years by the leading consumer research publication. Ooma is also partnering with connected device makers to create smarter offices and homes. Ooma is available from leading retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco and Wal Mart. For more information about Ooma, please visit www.ooma.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

    Ooma, Ooma Telo, Ooma Office, PureVoice and the Ooma logo are trademarks of Ooma, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

    Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical facts and generally contain words such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "anticipates," and other expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events and trends and that do not relate to historical matters.

    Any such forward looking statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the Company's control) and assumptions. Although we believe any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements. Please refer to the risk factors discussed in our preliminary prospectus supplement for the Offering, our Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2016 filed with the SEC on April 13, 2016 and our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2016 filed with the SEC on December 9, 2016 and other SEC filings, which can be found at the SEC's website www.sec.gov. The discussion of these risks is specifically incorporated by reference into this news release. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

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    Ooma, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations: Cynthia Hiponia or Erin Rheaume, The
    Blueshirt Group for Ooma, Inc., ir@ooma.com, (650) 300-1480; Media
    Contacts: Brian Jaquet / Ooma, brian.jaquet@ooma.com, (650) 300-2125 or
    Vanessa Piccinini / Access Emanate Communications,
    AECTeamOoma@access-emanate.com, (415) 844-6252

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




    Canon U.S.A. Proudly Announces 2017 Executive Promotions

    MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced several senior executive appointments and promotions. Through their collaborative vision for success and dedication to excellence, these individuals have continually delivered the highest level of leadership and commitment to both Canon's customers and partners, helping the Company to maintain its position as an industry leader.

    "Our employees are a tremendous asset to our Company, and we are pleased to begin the year with six hard-earned and well-deserved executive promotions," said Joe Adachi, chairman and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "I congratulate these executives, and thank them for their pledge to continued growth and success. With these professionals at the helm, I am confident their merits will drive further success for Canon in 2017."

    Executive promotions for the New Year include:

    --  Elliot Peck has been promoted from senior vice president to executive
    vice president and general manager of Imaging Technologies
    Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    --  Hiroyuki Imamura has been promoted from vice president and general
    manager to senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging
    Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    --  Tatsuro Kano has been promoted from vice president and general manager
    to senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies
    Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    --  Mitsutoshi Hino has been promoted from senior director and general
    manager to vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies
    Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    --  Tracie Sokol has been promoted from senior director and general manager
    to vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group,
    Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    --  Nancy Langdale has been promoted from director to vice president,
    Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    

    For more information about Canon U.S.A., visit www.usa.canon.com.

    About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. , ranked third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016** and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED(R) Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

    ** Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

    Canon U.S.A. website:
    http://www.usa.canon.com

    For sales information/customer support:
    1-800-OK-CANON

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    CONTACT: Editorial Contact: Kim Tucker, Canon U.S.A., Inc., (631)
    330-4605, kitucker@cusa.canon.com

    Web site: http://www.usa.canon.com/




    DST Systems, Inc. Announces Notification Of Earnings Release Date

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Systems, Inc. will release its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 5:30 A.M. Central Time.

    The Company will host a conference call the same day at 7:30 A.M. Central Time. The dial-in number for domestic callers is (866) 610-1072 and for international callers is (973) 935-2840. Callers should reference the access code of 40876889 or DST's Fourth Quarter Earnings Release.

    A telephone replay of the call will be available from January 26, 2017, at 10:30 A.M. Central Time through February 2, 2017, at 11:00 P.M. Central Time. The replay number for domestic callers is (800) 585-8367, and for international callers is (404) 537-3406, with the access code of 40876889.

    Interested parties may listen to the conference call via a live webcast from the DST Systems, Inc. website (www.dstsystems.com). To access the webcast from the DST homepage, first click the Investor Relations link and then select the appropriate webcast. To begin listening to the webcast (at 7:30 A.M. Central Time), follow the provided instructions. The call cannot be accessed prior to 7:30 A.M. Central Time.

    The archived webcast will be available in the Investor Center of DST's website until the subsequent webcast link is available.

    About DST Systems
    DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. We enable clients to transform complexity into strategic advantage by helping them continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements in the world's most demanding industries. For more information, visit the DST website at www.dstsystems.com.

    Contact:
    Gregg Wm. Givens
    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    DST Systems, Inc.
    333 West 11(th) Street
    Kansas City, MO 64105-1594
    +1 816 435 5503

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




    Quotient to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results On February 9, 2017

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Quotient Technology Inc. , a leading digital promotions and media company that connects brands, retailers, and shoppers, today announced it will report its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016, after the market closes on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Following the release of financials, management will host a conference call to discuss the results at 4:30 p.m. EST/ 1:30 p.m. PST.

    To access the call, please dial (877) 201-0168, or outside the U.S. (647) 788-4901, with Conference ID# 48593663 at least five minutes prior to the 1:30 p.m. PST start time. A live webcast will be available at http://investors.quotient.com under the Events and Presentations menu. A replay of the webcast will be available on the website following the conference call.

    About Quotient Technology Inc.
    Quotient Technology Inc. , formerly Coupons.com Incorporated, is a leading digital promotion and media company that connects brands, retailers, and consumers. We distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products, including digital paperless coupons, digital printable coupons, coupon codes and card linked offers. We operate Quotient Retailer iQ(TM), a real-time coupon platform that connects into a retailer's point-of-sale system and provides targeting and analytics for manufacturers and retailers. Our distribution network includes our flagship site and app, Coupons.com, as well as Grocery iQ(TM), Shopmium(TM), and our thousands of publisher partners. We serve hundreds of consumer packaged goods companies, such as Clorox, Procter & Gamble, General Mills and Kellogg's, as well as top retailers like Albertsons-Safeway, CVS, Dollar General, Kroger, and Walgreens. Founded in 1998, Quotient is based in Mountain View, Calif. Learn more at Quotient.com, and follow us on Twitter @Quotient.

    Quotient Technology Inc., Quotient Retailer iQ, Coupons.com, Grocery iQ and Shopmium are trademarks of Quotient Technology Inc. All other marks are owned by their respective owners.

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Stacie Clements
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    Phone: 650-605-4535
    ir@quotient.com

    Media Contact:
    Paul Sloan
    Vice President, Communications
    Phone: 650-396-8754
    press@quotient.com

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




    Intermolecular To Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results on February 9, 2017

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Intermolecular, Inc. today announced it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 on Thursday, February 9, 2017 after the close of the market. In conjunction with the release, Intermolecular will host a conference call and simultaneous audio-only webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time with Chris Kramer, president and chief executive officer, Rick Neely, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Bruce McWilliams, executive chairman.

    To participate via telephone, the toll free dial-in number is (877) 251-1860; international callers should dial (224) 357-2386. The conference ID number is 51079134. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. A live and archived audio only webcast will be available on Intermolecular's website at http://ir.intermolecular.com for up to 30 days after the call.

    About Intermolecular, Inc.

    Intermolecular(R) is the trusted partner for advanced materials innovation. Advanced materials are at the core of innovation in the 21(st) century for a wide range of industries including semiconductors, consumer electronics, automotive and aerospace. With its substantial materials expertise; accelerated learning and experimentation platform; and information and analytics infrastructure, Intermolecular has a ten-year track record helping leading companies accelerate and de-risk materials innovation.

    "Intermolecular" and the Intermolecular logo are registered trademarks; all rights reserved. Learn more at www.intermolecular.com.

    Contacts

    Rick Neely
    Intermolecular
    Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    rick.neely@intermolecular.com
    +1.408.582.5430

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    Zhaopin: No Year-End Bonus for Over 50% of Chinese White-Collar Workers in 2016

    BEIJING, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhaopin Limited ("Zhaopin" or the "Company"), a leading career platform(1) in China focused on connecting users with relevant job opportunities throughout their career lifecycles, released its 2016 White-Collar Worker Year-End Bonus Survey Report. The report found that more than 50% of white-collar workers in China did not get year-end bonuses in 2016.

    Zhaopin conducted its annual survey on year-end bonuses at the end of 2016, and more than 11,500 white-collar workers participated.

    Key Findings of Zhaopin White-Collar Worker Year-End Bonus Survey for 2016:

    --  50.9% of white-collar workers did not get any year-end bonus in 2016,
    compared with 66% in 2015.
    --  The average year-end bonus for white-collar workers in 2016 was
    RMB12,821, higher than RMB10,767 in 2015, but lower than RMB13,613 in
    2014.
    --  The finance industry offered the highest average year-end bonus in 2016
    at RMB17,241, followed by RMB16,839 for real estate/construction.
    --  White-collar workers in Beijing got the highest average year-end bonus
    at RMB15,846, followed by RMB14,640 in Shanghai and RMB14,605 in
    Shenzhen.
    --  Nearly 40% of white-collar workers would seek to switch jobs based on
    year-end bonus considerations.
    

    Low Satisfaction with Year-End Bonus

    According to Zhaopin's survey, 50.9% of survey respondents did not get any year-end bonus in 2016, down from 66% in 2015. 39.5% of white-collar workers had received their bonuses by the end of 2016, much higher than 13.4% in 2015.

    2016 year-end bonuses for white-collar workers ---------------------------------------------- Percentage Details ---------- ------- 50.9% No year-end bonus ---- ----------------- 39.5% Had received year-end bonuses ----- ---------------------- 9.6% Company promised year- end bonuses after new year holiday --- ----------------------

    Cash is still the most common form of year-end bonus for white-collar workers. Some companies offered physical gifts as annual bonuses, including company-made products, cameras, liquor, pork, fish, fruits, sauna coupons, inflatable dolls, rice cookers, tissue paper, and lottery tickets.

    Types of year-end bonus in 2016(2) --------------------------------- Type Percentage ---- ---------- Cash 95.22% ---- ----- Physical gifts 9.88% -------------- ---- Stocks/options 2.44% -------------- ---- Others 6.11% ------ ----

    White-collar workers' satisfaction with year-end bonuses in 2016 remained at a low level of 2.18 (measured from 0 to 5, with 5 as the highest), although slightly higher than 2.07 in 2015, Zhaopin found. Employees in state-owned enterprises had the highest satisfaction score at 2.46, while workers at private companies had the lowest satisfaction score of 2.07.

    2016 year-end bonus satisfaction index by types of companies ----------------------------------------- Type of company Index --------------- ----- State-owned enterprises 2.46 ----------------------- ---- Wholly foreign-owned enterprises 2.43 (including HK, Macao and Taiwan) ------------------------ Joint ventures 2.38 -------------- ---- Public institutions 2.29 ------------------- ---- Private companies 2.07 ----------------- ----

    In terms of work experiences, employees with less than one year's experience had the highest satisfaction (2.45) with the annual bonus, as their expectations were relatively low. The satisfaction with year-end bonuses declined as work experience increased because more experienced white-collar workers had higher expectations, said Zhaopin experts.

    2016 year-end bonus satisfaction index by experience ----------------------------------------- Experience Index ---------- ----- Within 1 year 2.45 ------------- ---- 1 to 3 years 2.20 ------------ ---- 3 to 5 years 2.10 ------------ ---- 5 to 8 years 2.11 ------------ ---- 8 to 10 years 2.19 ------------- ---- Over 10 years 2.19 ------------- ----

    Finance Industry Had Highest Average Year-End Bonus

    The average year-end bonus for white-collar workers in 2016 was RMB12,821, higher than RMB10,767 in 2015, but lower than RMB13,613 in 2014, according to Zhaopin's survey.

    Average year-end bonus for white-collar workers --------------------------------------- Year Average bonus (yuan) ---- ------------------- 2016 12,821 ---- ------ 2015 10,767 ---- ------ 2014 13,613 ---- ------

    The finance industry offered the highest average year-end bonus in 2016, at RMB17,241, followed by RMB16,839 for the real estate/construction industry. The eEducation/arts and crafts industry had the lowest average year-end bonus at RMB7,433.

    2016 average year-end bonus for white-collar workers by sectors --------------------------------------------------------------- Sector Bonus (yuan) ------ ----------- Finance 17,241 ------- ------ Real estate/construction 16,839 ------------------------ ------ Energy/minerals/environment protection 15,969 -------------------------------------- ------ Agriculture/forestry/animal husbandry/fishery 13,658 --------------------------------------------- ------ IT/telecom/electronics/internet 12,795 ------------------------------- ------ Automobile/processing/manufacturing 12,191 ----------------------------------- ------ Culture/media/entertainment/sports 11,919 ---------------------------------- ------ Professional services (consulting/accounting/legal/advertising 10,574 /PR/certification/outsourcing) ------------------------------ Government/non-profit organizations 10,358 ----------------------------------- ------ Services(healthcare/nursing/beauty/hotel/restaurant/tourism 10,237 /vacation) ---------- Trade/wholesale/retail/leasing/fast-moving consumer goods 9,067 /durable consumer goods ----------------------- Traffic/transportation/logistics/warehousing 8,937 -------------------------------------------- ----- Education/arts and crafts 7,433 ------------------------- -----

    White-collar workers in Beijing got the highest average year-end bonus, at RMB15,846, followed by RMB14,640 in Shanghai and RMB14,605 in Shenzhen.

    2016 average year-end bonus for white-collar workers by cities -------------------------------------------------------------- Ranking City Bonus (yuan) Ranking City Bonus (yuan) ------- ---- ----------- ------- ---- ----------- 1 Beijing 15,846 18 Tianjin 10,392 --- ------- ------ --- ------- ------ 2 Shanghai 14,640 19 Jinan 10,143 --- -------- ------ --- ----- ------ 3 Shenzhen 14,605 20 Dalian 9,741 --- -------- ------ --- ------ ----- 4 Hangzhou 13,765 21 Qingdao 9,727 --- -------- ------ --- ------- ----- 5 Zhengzhou 13,283 22 Taiyuan 9,679 --- --------- ------ --- ------- ----- 6 Nanjing 13,188 23 Nanning 9,344 --- ------- ------ --- ------- ----- 7 Chongqing 13,100 24 Changchun 9,267 --- --------- ------ --- --------- ----- 8 Chengdu 12,981 25 Hefei 8,980 --- ------- ------ --- ----- ----- 9 Changsha 12,961 26 Xiamen 8,859 --- -------- ------ --- ------ ----- 10 Foshan 12,888 27 Nanchang 8,667 --- ------ ------ --- -------- ----- 11 Xi'an 12,777 28 Guiyang 8,125 --- ----- ------ --- ------- ----- 12 Guangzhou 12,455 29 Kunming 7,288 --- --------- ------ --- ------- ----- 13 Fuzhou 12,265 30 Wuxi 6,850 --- ------ ------ --- ---- ----- 14 Wuhan 11,538 31 Shijiazhuang 6,836 --- ----- ------ --- ------------ ----- 15 Dongguan 11,320 32 Ningbo 6,812 --- -------- ------ --- ------ ----- 16 Suzhou 11,143 33 Yantai 6,667 --- ------ ------ --- ------ ----- 17 Harbin 10,417 34 Shenyang 5,250 --- ------ ------ --- -------- -----

    The more work experience, the higher the year-end bonuses for white-collar workers, Zhaopin found. The average year-end bonus for employees with more than ten years of experience was RMB20,471, compared with RMB5,675 for employees with less than one year of experience.

    2016 average year-end bonus for white-collar workers by experience -------------------------------------------- Experience Bonus (yuan) ---------- ----------- Within 1 year 5,675 ------------- ----- 1 to 3 years 9,024 ------------ ----- 3 to 5 years 10,907 ------------ ------ 5 to 8 years 15,872 ------------ ------ 8 to 10 years 15,231 ------------- ------ Over 10 years 20,471 ------------- ------

    Among different types of companies, state-owned enterprises had the highest average year-end bonus at RMB17,318, while private companies had the lowest average year-end bonus, at RMB11,271.

    2016 average year-end bonus for white-collar workers by types of companies ------------ Type of company Bonus (yuan) --------------- ----------- State-owned enterprises 17,318 ----------------------- ------ Public institutions 12,222 ------------------- ------ Wholly foreign-owned enterprises 11,971 (including HK, Macao and Taiwan) ---------------------------- ---------------------------- Joint ventures 11,585 -------------- ------ Private companies 11,271 ----------------- ------

    The average year-end bonus for senior-level managers was RMB28,639, compared with RMB10,009 for ordinary employees.

    2016 average year-end bonus for white-collar workers by levels -------------------------------------------- Level Bonus (yuan) ----- ----------- Ordinary employees 10,009 ------------------ ------ Low-level managers 13,109 ------------------ ------ Senior professionals 17,760 -------------------- ------ Mid-level managers 19,039 ------------------ ------ Senior-level managers 28,639 --------------------- ------

    In terms of occupations, white-collar workers in marketing/PR/advertising had the highest average bonus at RMB16,354, followed by RMB14,850 for R&D. Employees working in administration/logistics had the lowest average year-end bonus of RMB8,144.

    2016 average year-end bonus for white-collar workers by occupations ------------------------------------------------------- Occupation Bonus (yuan) ---------- ----------- Marketing/PR/advertising 16,354 ------------------------ ------ R&D 14,850 --- ------ Design 14,833 ------ ------ Finance 14,112 ------- ------ Technology 13,825 ---------- ------ Legal 13,579 ----- ------ Sales 13,372 ----- ------ Product 13,364 ------- ------ Operations 13,279 ---------- ------ Purchasing 12,476 ---------- ------ Human resources 9,982 --------------- ----- Customer service 9,650 ---------------- ----- Administration/logistics 8,144 ------------------------ -----

    Year-End Bonus Impacting Job Hopping

    When asked about how important the year-end bonus is in evaluating a job, the average answer was 3.77 (measured from 0 to 5, with 5 as the most important) in 2016, slightly higher than 3.71 in 2015. The year-end bonus was also an important factor when white-collar workers consider job changes. Nearly 40% would seek to switch jobs based on year-end bonus considerations.

    Importance of year-end bonus on job hopping ------------------------------------------- Intention for job hopping Percentage ------------------------- ---------- Yes. Year-end bonus is very important consideration 20.6% --------------------------- ---- Yes. Year-end bonus is a deciding factor 18.4% ------------------------ ---- Possible. No decision yet 24.7% ------------------------- ---- No. Year-end bonus is important, but not decisive 25.5% for job hopping --------------- No. Will not change job because of year-end bonus 10.8% ------------------------------- ----

    In the survey, Zhaopin asked white-collar workers whether their year-end bonuses decreased in 2016, and, if so, the reasons for the decline. The top three factors for the shrinking year-end bonuses were: poor company performance, just changed job/limited work experience, and the gloomy industry environment.

    Factors impacting year-end bonus in 2016 ---------------------------------------- Factor Percentage ------ ---------- Poor company performance 26.3% ------------------------ ---- Just changed job/limited work experience 23.7% ----------------------------- ---- Gloomy industry environment 23.6% --------------------------- ---- No decrease in 2016/always no bonus 21.6% ----------------------------- ---- Harsh bosses 19.7% ------------ ---- Poor department performance 10.7% --------------------------- ---- Personal problems 6.0% ----------------- --- Others 12.3% ------ ----

    More than 40% of white-collar workers would use their year-end bonuses to show respect for their elders, and 36.5% would save them as deposits.

    Use of 2016 year-end bonus by white-collar workers -------------------------------------------------- Usage Percentage ----- ---------- Give to elders 41.3% -------------- ---- Save as deposits 36.5% ---------------- ---- Invest in wealth management 28.3% --------------------------- ---- Go shopping 26.0% ----------- ---- Repay loans 23.8% ----------- ---- Further education 22.3% ----------------- ---- Vacations 19.6% --------- ---- Attend trainings 16.6% ---------------- ---- Personal health (workout, body care and beauty) 15.2% ------------------------------ ---- Spend for children education 12.0% ---------------------------- ---- Others 8.9% ------ ---

    About Zhaopin Limited

    Zhaopin is a leading career platform in China, focusing on connecting users with relevant job opportunities throughout their career lifecycle. The Company's zhaopin.com website is the most popular career platform in China as measured by average daily unique visitors in each of the 12 months ended September 30, 2016, number of registered users as of September 30, 2016 and number of unique customers[3] for the three months ended September 30, 2016. The Company's over 125.2 million registered users include diverse and educated job seekers who are at various stages of their careers and are in demand by employers as a result of the general shortage of skilled and educated workers in China. In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, approximately 36.9 million job postings[4] were placed on Zhaopin's platform by 509,813 unique customers including multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and state-owned entities. The quality and quantity of Zhaopin's users and the resumes in the Company's database attract an increasing number of customers. This in turn leads to more users turning to Zhaopin as their primary recruitment and career- related services provider, creating strong network effects and significant entry barriers for potential competitors. For more information, please visit http://www.zhaopin.com.

    Safe Harbor Statements

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

    (1)Zhaopin's website is the most popular career platform in China as measured by average daily unique visitors in each of the 12 months ended September 30, 2016, the number of registered users as of September 30, 2016 and the number of unique customers for the three months ended September 30, 2016. (2)The percentage total adds up to more than 100% because the survey question was a multiple choice in which respondents could select more than one answer. (3)A "unique customer" refers to a customer that purchases the Company's online recruitment services during a specified period. Zhaopin makes adjustments for multiple purchases by the same customer to avoid double counting. Each customer is assigned a unique identification number in the Company's information management system. Affiliates and branches of a given customer may, under certain circumstances, be counted as separate unique customers. 4Zhaopin calculates the number of job postings by counting the number of newly placed job postings during each respective period. Job postings that were placed prior to a specified period -even if available during such period -are not counted as job postings for such period. Any particular job posting placed on the Company's website may include more than one job opening or position.

    For more information, please contact:

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

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

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    Zhaopin Limited



    ISG Index(TM): Digital Revolution Fuels 2016 Sourcing Market2016 full-year combined ACV reaches $37.4 billion, up 9 percent from prior yearMarket migration from traditional sourcing to As-a-Service continues to gain momentumAs-a-Service now represents nearly 40% of global ACVInfrastructure-as-a-Service outpaces Software-as-a-Service as strongest growth area

    STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The global sourcing market, driven increasingly by the digital revolution, continues to be bolstered by surging demand and record-high value for as-a-service offerings amid a declining market for traditional sourcing, according to fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 data released today by Information Services Group (ISG) , a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

    Data from the ISG Index(TM), which measures commercial outsourcing contracts with annual contract value (ACV) of $5 million or more, show full-year ACV for the combined global market (including both as-a-service and traditional sourcing) climbed 9 percent, to $37.4 billion, driven primarily by an impressive 38 percent gain in the as-a-service segment. As-a-service ACV also jumped the same 38 percent in the fourth quarter, but the growth was not enough to offset a poor showing in the traditional sourcing market. Fourth-quarter combined market ACV of $9.6 billion was up 3 percent over the third quarter, but was down 5 percent from the prior year, when the industry posted its highest quarterly ACV over the previous four years.

    "The market migration from traditional sourcing to as-as-service sourcing is gaining momentum, as enterprises increasingly embrace the digital opportunity to transform their operations, enhance their engagement with customers and better leverage their connections with suppliers," said John Keppel, partner and president of ISG. "This fundamental shift demands speed, mobility, innovation and increased productivity from service and technology providers, who are investing in digital platforms and services and adapting their delivery models to this new paradigm."

    Keppel noted the decline in traditional sourcing ACV is likely the result of fewer megadeals, "a trend we don't see changing going forward." Meanwhile, the as-a-service market continues to accelerate. "Three years ago, barely one in every four dollars in total market ACV was spent in the as-a-service space. Now as-a-service is capturing nearly 40 percent of the total market ACV, and the pace of growth is accelerating," he said.

    Within as-a-service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) outpaced Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as the strongest growth area. In the fourth quarter alone, IaaS ACV was three times that of SaaS. For the year, IaaS logged ACV of $10 billion, up 54 percent, compared with $4.6 billion for SaaS, up 13 percent.

    By service type, ITO posted $3.2 billion of ACV for the quarter, down 39 percent from the prior year, and $16.3 billion for all of 2016, down 5 percent. The BPO market generated $2 billion in ACV in the fourth quarter, up 23 percent, and $6.5 billion for the year, down 2 percent.

    In terms of market size, the combined global sourcing market was worth $233 billion, of which 45 percent, or $104 billion, came from the as-a-service segment.

    Americas

    The Americas turned in a solid performance in the fourth quarter, generating ACV of $4.7 billion from the combined market, up 5 percent. With that result, the region has outpaced the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in eight of the past 10 quarters in combined market ACV. For the full year, the Americas' combined market ACV came in at $18.4 billion, up 14 percent, with essentially all the growth coming from the as-a-service segment, which accounted for $8.5 billion of ACV, up 37 percent.

    Among industries, Financial Services saw a 12 percent increase in traditional sourcing ACV over last year, driven by widespread demographic and behavioral changes in the industry's customer base, particularly with the digitization of banking services. Healthcare also hit an all-time high, driven by new opportunities in care and claims management, as well as present and possible future changes in Medicare, Medicaid and compliance. Consumer Packaged Goods also produced a near record high in ACV. However, Manufacturing decreased with its second-lowest ACV in a decade, Energy was down for the second consecutive year due to lower oil prices, and Retail, Travel and Transportation, declined versus the prior year, but remained essentially even with their five-year averages.

    Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

    EMEA saw weak results in the fourth quarter, with combined ACV coming in at $3.8 billion, down 19 percent. For the full year, ACV in EMEA came in at $14.7 billion, up slightly from $14.5 billion in 2015, but still under 2014's ACV of $15.1 billion.

    Overall, traditional sourcing still dominates the EMEA, but is steadily decreasing, while as-a-service accelerates, as public and hybrid cloud computing starts to take hold in the region.

    Within the EMEA, the U.K. fell 10 percent over last year, while the Nordics, France and Southern Europe posted more favorable ACV year-over-year. Most industries in the region experienced challenges, except for Telecom and Media, which grew 70 percent over 2015. Financial Services saw flat results year-over-year and was 15 percent below its five-year average, due in part to trends in capital markets that include low interest rates, price compression and margin issues. Manufacturing also saw an 8 percent decrease year-over-year, and Travel and Transportation posted a 45 percent drop over 2015.

    Asia Pacific

    Asia Pacific's combined ACV came in at $1.1 billion for the quarter, up 15 percent. Combined full-year ACV was $4.3 billion, up 16 percent, with as-a-service ACV reaching $2.3 billion, up 51 percent, and accounting for 53 percent of total market ACV. As-a-service growth in both SaaS and IaaS was the highest of all three regions.

    While BPO held steady, ITO dropped from a record-high ACV in 2014. IaaS surged 63 percent year over year, and now claims a larger ACV than traditional sourcing. Australia and New Zealand, the region's largest market, saw its traditional sourcing ACV rise 29 percent over a soft 2015. By industry, Telecom and Media saw a 12 percent year-over-year increase, despite dropping against its five-year average. Manufacturing saw significant gains, coming in at 60 percent over 2015. Other verticals, including Financial Services, and Travel and Transport, saw year-over-year decreases.

    Forecast

    The year overall ended positively, with as-a-service solutions making significant gains against traditional sourcing, which is facing margin pressure, especially as companies move towards digital solutions and new technology. "We expect to see continued as-a-service growth in all three regions, and believe that digital labor will continue to have a major impact on the supplier ecosystem," said Keppel. "We will see momentum building especially in EMEA as that region expands public and hybrid cloud offerings and data center footprints. Traditional sourcing will feel an impact as spending continues to move from basic operational projects to digital initiatives, and we expect to see double-digit combined market growth in 2017."

    About the ISG Index(TM)

    Now in its 57th consecutive quarter, the ISG Index(TM) provides a quarterly review of the latest sourcing industry data and trends for clients, service providers, analysts and the media. For nearly 15 years, it has been the authoritative source for marketplace intelligence related to outsourcing transaction structures and terms, industry adoption, geographic prevalence and service provider performance.

    The 4Q 2016 ISG Index(TM) was presented during a conference call and webcast for media and analysts today. To listen to an audio replay of the call and view presentation slides, please visit http://www.isg-one.com/research/research-detail-page/isg-index.

    About ISG

    ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries--a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.

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    CONTACT: Press Contacts: Will Thoretz, ISG, +1 203 517 3119,
    will.thoretz@isg-one.com; Jim Baptiste, Matter Communications for ISG, +1
    978 518 4527, jbaptiste@matternow.com

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    OUTFRONT Media's Senior Leadership Is Recognized For Technology InnovationCompany's Technology Team Leverages Combined Experiences as it Brings Digital Advancements to the OOH Advertising Market

    NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today OUTFRONT Media announced that two of its senior leaders were recognized for their work in the advancement of programmatic media buying.

    Joel Melby, Chief Technology Officer, has been awarded an ABBI (Audience Based Buying Innovation) Gold Award from the Global Audience Based Buying Conference and Consultancy (GABBCON). Melby was recognized for his lead work on an industry standard, Automated Linear Broadcast Cross-Device (ABCD) Specification that enables audience-based ad-buying focused on television and video. His contributions will be utilized by GABBCON for standardizing audience based media buying and will also help inform OUTFRONT's ON Smart Media platform with a standard for audience-based buying in OOH. Melby began writing the specification with his former employer,clypd, a Boston-based startup which built a programmatic TV platform for broadcasters, cable programmers and Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs), and continued to work on it over the past year.

    In addition, OUTFRONT Media unveiled the details around a new patent co-authored by James Price, Chief Product Officer. The patent focuses on the management of advertisers' budgets by allocating their spend into separate sets or groupings. It then programmatically realigns those potential budget amounts based upon external signals like spend rate, quality, previous spend history, and more. These methodologies were designed in an effort to keep advertisers from overspending and to ensure they receive optimum delivery against a set of distribution points. This is Price's second co-authored patent to be awarded in his career. Price worked on the patent, which was filed in in 2009 during his time with a former employer, where he led several teams of product managers and engineers.

    Together with Marion Parrish, SVP of Digital Operations, OUTFRONT Media's team of technology leaders are dedicated to the implementation of the company's ON Smart Media platform. Parrish was previously responsible for the largest deployment and ongoing management of OOH digital displays completed to-date, building a network across Walmart, Albertsons, Best Buy and other retail footprints during her time at Premier Retail Networks.

    In 2016, Parrish took operational control of OUTFRONT's digital display footprint, increasing it with OnSmart Liveboard deployments throughout multiple transit systems such as the New York MTA and across large format billboards around the US. Parrish has also begun preparations for the deployment of Liveboards across the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority ("MBTA") system in 2017.

    "This 'dream team' is dedicated to bringing our company and the OOH buying process into the modern age of advertising," said Andy Sriubas, EVP, Strategic Planning & Development, OUTFRONT Media. "The work by our talented executives, like Joel, James and Marion, is a clear indicator of the future. We are all very proud of their achievements."

    About OUTFRONT Media Inc.
    OUTFRONT Media is one of the largest out-of-home media companies in North America with a leading presence in top markets throughout the United States and Canada. We have a diverse portfolio of billboard, transit and digital displays reaching mass audiences, as well as a distinct offering of prime assets impacting select markets. As part of our recently launched ON Smart Media platform, we are developing hardware and software solutions for enhanced demographic and location targeting, and engaging ways to connect with consumers on-the-go.

    Contacts: OUTFRONT Investors: OUTFRONT Press: Gregory Lundberg Carly Zipp (212) 297-6400 (212) 297-6479 greg.lundberg@outfrontmedia.com carly.zipp@outfrontmedia.com

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




    Monica Langley Joins Salesforce as EVP, Global Strategic AffairsVeteran Wall Street Journal reporter brings deep insight into Fortune 500 company strategies and management

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced that Monica Langley will join the company as Executive Vice President, Global Strategic Affairs. She will work with the Salesforce executive team to develop strategies that will continue to accelerate the company's unmatched growth in the industry.

    Prior to Salesforce, Langley spent 27 years at The Wall Street Journal, where she wrote many page-one profiles, particularly of newsmakers such as CEOs and presidential candidates. She has long chronicled high-profile companies, such as General Motors, Boeing and JPMorgan Chase, and wrote the 2003 bestselling book Tearing Down the Walls: How Sandy Weill Fought His Way to the Top of the Financial World...and Then Nearly Lost it All.

    "Monica is a consummate strategic thinker with decades of experience reporting on Fortune 500 companies," said Keith Block, vice chairman, president and COO, Salesforce. "She brings unique insight into management and corporate strategy that will help guide us as we reach $10 billion in annual revenue and work towards our next big milestone, $20 billion."

    Langley began her career in corporate law and government-relations, including representation of publicly traded companies and nonprofits. While at The Wall Street Journal, Langley was also an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University and of First Amendment law at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to awards for her work at The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Langley was personally awarded the prestigious Matrix Award, as one of the nation's exceptional women in the media and the arts.

    "I've watched with great interest the stellar performance of Salesforce in recent years," Langley said. "I am incredibly excited to join this industry leader for its next phase of growth." She will officially start at Salesforce in March 2017.

    About Salesforce
    Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce , visit:www.salesforce.com.

    Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Salesforce applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements." All statements other than historical facts included in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the timing and the closing of the transaction, the financing for the transaction, the expected benefits of the transaction, prospective performance and future business plans, and any assumptions underlying any of the foregoing, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown, or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the parties' expectations and projections. These forward-looking statements reflect Salesforce's expectations as of the date of this press release. Salesforce undertakes no obligation to update the information provided herein.

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    CONTACT: Media Relations, Kalynn Sharum, Salesforce, (415) 309-2054,
    ksharum@salesforce.com

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    Cars.com Appoints Becky A. Sheehan Chief Financial Officer

    CHICAGO, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com announced today the appointment of Becky A. Sheehan as the company's chief financial officer (CFO), effective Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Sheehan joins Cars.com from her role as executive vice president and chief financial officer for FTD Companies, Inc., where she also served as a member of the office of the chief executive officer.

    Sheehan presided over a period of tremendous growth at the digital consumer company, which saw revenues double during her 10-year tenure fueled by carefully planned organic expansion and acquisitions under her leadership. She directed FTD's initial public offering in 2013 and continued to oversee its growth as a stand-alone company. In addition to her public company experience as a CFO, Sheehan spent 19 years in public accounting, most recently as an audit partner with Deloitte LLP. At Deloitte, she served as the leader of the Manufacturing and Consumer audit practice for the Chicago office. Prior to joining Deloitte, she was a partner with Arthur Andersen. Sheehan is a certified public accountant and received her bachelor's degree in accounting from Illinois State University.

    "In this next phase of our evolution, Cars.com is poised for expansion and revenue growth, and we're excited to have Becky aboard as an experienced public company executive who will be a critical leader in our spin from TEGNA and beyond," said Alex Vetter, president and chief executive officer of Cars.com. "She is a proven leader who understands our goal of becoming the leading decision engine that moves people through the car ownership lifecycle with transparent, fun and engaging experiences, and is passionate about building a business that will help us realize this mission."

    "I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to help guide the growth of another fast-growing, publicly traded technology company and I look forward to applying the considerable experience that I gained while transforming FTD's online consumer business to my new role at Cars.com," said Sheehan. "Together with Alex and the great team at Cars.com, we'll enhance our leadership position, achieve our growth strategy and fulfill our purpose of helping people win."

    "We are on an incredible trajectory in terms of growth and talent," added Vetter. "Becky's addition completes a significant round of new leadership hires for Cars.com, and we now have the collective experience with high-growth technology companies to expand our reach and continue to provide more value to our consumers and advertisers."

    ABOUT CARS.COM
    Cars.com is a leading online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership. A pioneer in automotive classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms, connecting consumers with local dealers across the country anytime, anywhere. Through trusted expert content, on-the-lot mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com helps shoppers buy, sell and service their vehicles.

    Cars.com properties include DealerRater, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com(TM) and NewCars.com((R)). The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago. It is owned by TEGNA Inc .

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    CONTACT: Christine Spinelli, cspinelli@cars.com, 312.508.6727

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




    Hortonworks Appoints Rajnish Verma President and Chief Operating Officer

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks((R) ), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced that it has appointed Raj Verma president and chief operating officer. Verma is an experienced enterprise sales veteran who brings more than 20 years of enterprise sales and marketing leadership to Hortonworks.

    Hortonworks recently celebrated exceeding 1,000 customers worldwide, having rapidly built its customer base across industries including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, energy, telecommunications and public sector. Verma will be responsible for advancing Hortonworks' global sales strategy and execution, and will oversee sales, sales engineering, channel, professional services, training and marketing. He will begin his new role with Hortonworks on January 16, 2017.

    "Raj is a proven sales leader and has successfully scaled enterprise sales teams to significantly accelerate revenue growth," said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer of Hortonworks. "I am very excited to welcome Raj to Hortonworks and know he has the right experience to further propel Hortonworks on its mission to manage the world's data."

    Verma has spent his entire career in the Information Technology industry, most recently as chief operating officer of TIBCO Software Inc., where he was instrumental in taking TIBCO from $300 million to more than $1 billion in annual revenue. He also held various other executive roles during his 12-year tenure at TIBCO, including executive vice president of worldwide sales and chief marketing officer.

    "Today's modern enterprises must embrace all data as a currency for growth and to fuel innovation," said Raj Verma. "I believe that Hortonworks' superior connected data platforms, in conjunction with its open source model, are the future of software development and consumption. It's a privilege to join the Hortonworks team and I look forward to working with customers to continue to deliver transformational impact to their businesses."

    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.

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    Hexagon Announces the Appointment of New Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and New President of PPM

    NACKA STRAND, Sweden, Jan 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, today announced the following organisational changes:

    Gerhard Sallinger has been appointed new Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Hexagon and Mattias Stenberg has been appointed President of PPM.

    Mr. Sallinger has served as President of Hexagon's PPM division since 2001. In his new role, he will lead efforts to strengthen Hexagon's strategic alliances to better exploit the synergistic opportunities that exist across its businesses.

    Mattias Stenberg, who has served as Hexagon's Chief Strategy Officer since 2013, succeeds Mr. Sallinger as President of Hexagon's PPM division. Mr. Stenberg has been with Hexagon in different roles since 2009 and has played a vital role in strengthening Hexagon's strategic direction.

    "With more than 30 years of service and commitment to PPM's mission, Gerhard is the ideal candidate for this role. He has led the organization through tremendous growth and has been fundamental in developing strong customer relationships among PPM's key accounts," says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollen. "As we look to the future, we remain focused on leveraging PPM's established technology leadership to open up new business opportunities and serve the growing needs of our customers. As a long-term member of Hexagon's group management team with knowledge and expertise across all aspects of Hexagon's businesses, Mattias is the ideal candidate to accelerate this expansion."

    The organizational changes will be effective as of today.

    For further information, please contact:

    Maria Luthstrom, Investor Relations Manager, Hexagon AB, +46 8 601 26 27, ir@hexagon.com
    Kristin Christensen, Chief Marketing Officer, Hexagon AB, +1 404 554 0972, media@hexagon.com

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    Tata Consultancy Services reports strong digital demand, great execution mark robust Q3Quarterly Net Profit at $1 billion- Revenue at $4,387 million up 5.8% Y-o-Y- Digital revenues at 16.8%; up 30.2% Y-o-Y

    MUMBAI, India, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services , the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm reported its consolidated financial results according to IFRS in dollar terms for the quarter ended December 31, 2016.

    Business Highlights for Quarter Ended December 31, 2016

    --  Total employees: 378,497; Gross addition: 18,362 employees
    --  Attrition down further Q-o-Q to 11.3% (LTM) in IT Services
    --  Clients in $50M + revenue band increased by 2 and in $10M + revenue band
    by 5
    

    Commenting on the Q3 performance, CEO and MD, N Chandrasekaran said: "The resilience of our business model and strength of our operating strategy has been brought to the fore by our performance in Q3, traditionally a quarter of weak demand. Our strengths in Digital, Platforms and Cloud as well as our deep knowledge of the customers' domain are driving our ability to play a strategic role and make a holistic impact on the business."

    Mr Chandrasekaran added: "To support and sustain our Digital business that is growing at 30% on an annual basis, we continue to build new capabilities in Digital technologies, empower employees to enhance agility in the workplace and invest more to develop IP-based platforms and products. Some of these products and platforms are maturing with greater customer adoption while others continue to be incubated in our Innovation labs. As digital adoption increases in 2017, we are well prepared to lead this change."

    Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial Officer, said: "We have shown great discipline and control at all levels to deliver another credible quarter. Alongside a good growth performance, we have been able to keep profitability stable in our desired range and deliver over $1 billion in free cash flow during the quarter."

    During Q3, growth was led by Energy & Utilities (up 5.8% sequentially), Hi-Tech (up 2.6% sequentially), BFSI (up 2.1% sequentially), Manufacturing (up 2.1% sequentially) and Retail (up 1.9% sequentially) in constant currency.

    From a geography perspective, emerging markets like Latin America and India clocked double digit growth of 12.5% and 10.3% sequentially respectively while North America grew 2.2% sequentially and UK grew 1.7% sequentially.

    From a services perspective, strength in growing segments like Platforms, Cloud and Internet of Things is evident from the growth in Asset Leveraged Solutions (up 21% sequentially), Infrastructure services (up 9.5% sequentially) and Engineering and Industrial Services (up 3.1% sequentially).

    Select Digital Wins:

    --  Engaged by a North America based investment services firm for a
    consulting engagement to define an end-to-end strategy for predicting
    commercial loan performance using machine learning
    --  Selected by a European multinational pharmaceutical company to empower
    employees Digitally as a part of initiative to reimagine the workplace
    --  Selected by a leading North American auto insurance company to reimagine
    the driver's connected cars experience
    --  Chosen by a leading North American insurance firm to transform their
    legacy claims program by using TCS proprietary Big Data product TCS
    Active Archive(TM)
    --  Selected by an American multinational financial services corporation to
    deliver advanced analytics using a comprehensive data management
    framework developed using TCS Big Data methodology
    --  Chosen by a North American federal bank for an architecture and strategy
    consulting engagement to define their enterprise data strategy,
    operating model and execution roadmap
    --  Chosen by a leading North American Bank to implement an end-to-end data
    transformation program using big data technologies
    --  Selected by a leading North American Utilities company to transform
    their customer experience through a state-of-the-art digital customer
    engagement platform across all channels
    

    Select Wins in Q3

    --  Selected by a large European Bank as global strategic partner for IT
    transformation programs
    --  Chosen as a Strategic Partner by a Global Financial Services major in
    North America to deliver Enterprise Infrastructure and Production
    Services leveraging Ignio(TM), TCS' cognitive automation product.
    --  Selected by a leading energy company in United Kingdom for
    next-generation initiatives to enable faster adoption of cloud-based
    infrastructure and applications
    --  Selected by a large Global Bank for a multi-year transformation project
    to optimise IT operations.
    --  Selected by a North American Tier-1 Manufacturer as a strategic global
    transformation partner to drive in business agility, operational
    efficiency and IT model refinements.
    --  Chosen by a large Europe retailer for establishing a Global Enterprise
    cloud across ANZ, US and Europe.
    --  Engaged by India government for the transformation of digital services
    in areas of customs, central excise and service tax to enable GST
    implementation and the ease of doing business.
    --  Selected by a large equipment rentals company in Japan to transform and
    replace its core systems
    --  Selected by a leading European supplier of logistics & communication
    solutions to households and businesses to manage and digitally transform
    their core operational systems
    

    Innovation and Intellectual Property:

    As of December 31, 2016, the company has applied for 3161 patents, including 80 applied during the quarter. Till date the company has been granted 440 patents.

    Human Resources:
    The total employee strength at the end of Q3 was 378,497 on a consolidated basis with gross addition of 18,362 (net addition: 6,978) employees. The total attrition rate (LTM) further fell to 11.3% in IT services and was at 12.2% including BPS. The percentage of women in TCS rose to an all-time high of 34.6%.

    "Our efforts and investments to build professionals with the right digital skills continues and now more than 190,000 TCSers are equipped with new capabilities to help our customers with their transformations. We are also happy that our retention rates continue to rise as we remain engaged with our employees to help them succeed in a digital world," said Ajoy Mukherjee, Executive vice president and Global Head, Human Resources.

    Awards and Recognition:
    Business Leadership:

    --  Gold award for TCS New York City Marathon App at Best in Biz Awards 2016
    --  'BEST Award' 2016 from the Association for Talent Development
    --  Named the "Top Employer Asia Pacific 2017" by the Top Employers
    Institute:
    --  First Time Top Employer Certifications in Philippines and China and
    Multi-year Certifications in Australia, India and Singapore
    --  Named 'Top 100 Excellence Employer of China' and award for 'Excellence
    in HR Management Team' in China
    --  Selected as a member of the Intellectual Property (IP) Asia Elite 2016
    

    Partner:

    --  Won 'Supplier of the Year 2016' Award from Cisco Systems Inc.
    --  Awarded the Transformation Solution Partner 2016 for Americas by Hitachi
    Data systems
    --  Won The Pega Japan Best Partner Award 2016
    --  Awarded at Expericon 2016
    --  Most Active Partner
    --  Most Innovative Mobile Device Lab deployment for a leading
    Europe-based telecom provider
    --  '2016 Digital Innovator of the Year'
    

    Sustainability:

    --  Won 'Project of the Year - Contribution to Community' at PMI India
    Awards 2016
    --  Received award for Social Inclusion and Diversity in Ecuador
    --  Won the International Green Apple Environment Award for Carbon Reduction
    in UK & Ireland.
    --  Award for contribution towards community service in South Africa
    

    About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)
    Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model(TM), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 378,000 of the world's best-trained consultants in 45 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $16.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2016 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com

    To stay up-to-date on TCS news follow @TCS

    Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income For the three-month periods ended December 31, 2015, September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016 (In millions of USD, except per share data) Three-month period Three-month period Three-month period ended ended ended December 31, 2015 September 30, 2016 December 31, 2016 ----------------- ------------------ ----------------- Revenue 4,145 4,374 4,387 ------- ----- ----- ----- Cost of revenue 2,305 2,470 2,490 --------------- ----- ----- ----- Gross margin 1,840 1,904 1,897 ------------ ----- ----- ----- SG & A expenses 738 766 756 --------------- --- --- --- Operating income 1,102 1,138 1,141 ---------------- ----- ----- ----- Other income (expense), net 106 157 175 --------------- --- --- --- Income before income taxes 1,208 1,295 1,316 ------------- ----- ----- ----- Income taxes 280 309 310 ------------ --- --- --- Income after income taxes 928 986 1,006 ------------- --- --- ----- Minority interest 2 2 6 --------- --- --- --- Net income 926 984 1,000 ---------- --- --- ----- Earnings per share in $0.47 0.50 0.51 ------------ ----- ---- ----

    Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position As of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2016 (In millions of USD) As of March 31, 2016 As of December 31, 2016 -------------------- ----------------------- Assets ------ Property and equipment 1,780 1,723 ---------------------- ----- ----- Intangible assets and Goodwill 595 564 ------------------------------ --- --- Accounts Receivable 3,634 3,566 ------------------- ----- ----- Unbilled Revenues 603 668 ----------------- --- --- Investments 3,445 5,144 ----------- ----- ----- Cash and Cash equivalents 950 552 ------------------------- --- --- Other current assets 963 1,284 -------------------- --- ----- Other non-current assets 1,799 1,317 ------------------------ ----- ----- Total Assets 13,769 14,818 ------------ ------ ------ Shareholders' Funds 11,048 12,350 ------------------- ------ ------ Long term borrowings 12 9 -------------------- --- --- Short term borrowings 25 29 --------------------- --- --- Other current liabilities 2,325 2,072 ------------------------- ----- ----- Other non-current liabilities 305 306 ----------------------------- --- --- Minority Interest 54 52 ----------------- --- --- Total Liabilities 13,769 14,818 ----------------- ------ ------

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    CONTACT: Media: +91 22 6778 9999, Pradipta.bagchi@tcs.com
    h.ramachandra@tcs.com, shamala.p@tcs.com, or Investor Relations: 91 22 6778
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    Web site: http://www.tcs.com/




    Twitter and PBS NewsHour Partner to Live Stream Coverage of Inauguration Day 2017

    WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS NewsHour in partnership with Twitter will live stream special coverage of Inauguration Day 2017 on Twitter from 11am - 5pm ET on Friday, January 20, 2017. The special broadcast will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, with NewsHour correspondents John Yang reporting from the steps of the U.S. Capitol and Lisa Desjardins from the National Mall. NewsHour's livestream will include the swearing in of the 45(th) President of the United States Donald J. Trump and the 48(th) Vice President of the United States Mike Pence on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, the Inaugural Address and Parade, and the arrival of President-elect Trump at the White House.

    NewsHour's broadcast coverage will live stream on Twitter globally at inauguration.twitter.com and @NewsHour and will be available to both Twitter's logged-in and logged out audience.

    "We are delighted to partner with Twitter for Inauguration Day coverage," said Sara Just, NewsHour's executive producer and WETA SVP. "The peaceful transition of power from one president to the next is a powerful moment in the American democratic process. And this year, it comes at a time when the country is embroiled in political discourse like we have rarely seen. Streaming public broadcasting's thoughtful coverage on Twitter will allow more Americans to experience the inauguration and join in discussion around it."

    "Twitter is where news and politics are discussed in real time every day, and we're excited to collaborate with PBS NewsHour around this historic event to bring public broadcasting's live coverage to Twitter," said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. "NewsHour's broadcast will integrate dependable, thorough coverage with the live Inauguration Day conversation on Twitter."

    Joining Woodruff in studio will be a panel of guests including New York Times columnist David Brooks; syndicated columnist Mark Shields; the Cook Political Report's Amy Walter; PBS NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jeff Greenfield; chair of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp; interim director of GW's Graduate School of Political Management Lara Brown, and senior advisor and national spokesperson for @MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre.

    PBS is Twitter's exclusive live streaming partner for Inauguration Day. As part of the live stream, comprehensive sponsorship packages will be available via Twitter.

    About Twitter, Inc.
    Twitter, Inc. is what's happening in the world right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports and politics, from big events to everyday interests. If it's happening anywhere, it's happening first on Twitter. Twitter is where the full story unfolds with all the live commentary and where live events come to life unlike anywhere else. Twitter is available in more than 40 languages around the world. The service can be accessed at Twitter.com, on a variety of mobile devices and via SMS. For more information, visit about.twitter.com or follow @twitter.

    About PBS
    PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, Lincoln Financial Group, and XQ Institute, with additional support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, National Science Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour.

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    Macronix Memory Incorporated in New Qualcomm Technologies' LTE IoT Chipset Reference Design

    HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Macronix International Co., Ltd. , a leading integrated device manufacturer in the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market, today announced that the NAND MCP memory solution has been adopted and incorporated by Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated as a part of the reference design for a Qualcomm Technologies' LTE Cat. M1/NB-1 chipset, the MDM9206 modem.

    Macronix's industry-standard multichip packages (MCPs) combine RAM and Flash memories into one package, satisfying the demands of today's consumers on their mobile and connected devices. The NAND MCP is co-developed with our strategic RAM partner, AP Memory. With minimal footprint, excellent performance and the high quality and power efficiency, the Macronix NAND MCPs offer an ideal integrated memory solution for this rapidly growing market. In addition, the Macronix Product Longevity Program brings reliable and sustainable memory support.

    The features of Macronix NAND MCP memory products significantly contribute to system efficiency in ways not achievable with competitive solutions.

    "Being incorporated in Qualcomm Technologies' reference design for its latest LTE MDM9206 modem is an important accomplishment for our MCP solutions," said Macronix VP Marketing, F.L. Ni. "The Internet of Things is the next revolution in the mobile ecosystem, and it's great to be a part of powering the devices of the future."

    About Macronix

    Macronix, a leading integrated device manufacturer in the non-volatile memory (NVM) market, provides a full range of NOR Flash, NAND Flash, and ROM products. With its world-class R&D and manufacturing capability, Macronix continues to deliver high-quality, innovative and performance-driven products to its customers in the consumer, communication, computing, automotive, networking and other market segments.

    Find out more at www.macronix.com.

    About AP Memory

    AP Memory is a memory IC design company with focus on Mobile DRAM based specialty memory products for mobile, wearable and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Partnering with advanced DRAM technology fab foundries, AP Memory provides, world class performance and quality, Mobile RAM KGD (Known-Good-Die) solutions to mobile communication processor SiP (System-in-Package), non-volatile memory MCP (Multi-Chip-Package) and other applications. The AP Memory product portfolio includes innovatively customized low density PSRAM (Pseudo-SRAM) and JEDEC standard Low-Power DRAM.

    Qualcomm MDM is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

    Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

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    CONTACT: Michelle Chang, Deputy Director, Corporate Communication Office,
    Macronix International Co., LTD., TEL: +886-3-578-6688 ext. 71233, FAX:
    +886-3-666-3169, Email: michellechang@mxic.com.tw

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




    Taylor Devices Announces Second Quarter And Six Month Results

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Devices, Inc. announced today that it had 2(nd) quarter Net earnings of $938,280, up from last year's 2(nd) quarter earnings of $924,658. Net earnings for the 1(st) six months were $1,148,114, down from last year's earnings of $1,934,307.

    Sales for the second quarter were $7,807,465, lower than last year's 2(nd) quarter sales of $8,819,548. Sales for the 1(st) six months were $13,563,178, down from last year's sales of $18,292,962.

    "Fiscal year 2017 is progressing at a slower pace than the previous record setting year," stated Douglas P. Taylor, President. He further commented, "Shipments were down in the first quarter, because the Company had scheduled production on three large defense contracts for which we expected funding in April 2016, but which were delayed until November 2016." He continued, "U.S. sales of our seismic dampers slowed due to delays in the U.S. construction markets which appear to be the result of building owners being uncertain about the 2017-2018 U.S. economy." He concluded, "This affected the Company's second quarter sales, with funding delayed to mid-2017 on two major seismic damper orders which, previously, we had expected to be in production in the second quarter."

    The company's firm order backlog is $20.6 million as compared to $21.5 million at the beginning of the fiscal year.

    Taylor Devices, Inc. is a 61-year-old company engaged in the design, development, manufacture & marketing of shock absorption, rate control and energy storage devices for use in various types of vehicles, machinery, equipment & structures. The company continues to achieve growth in the developing seismic protection field and in the isolation of wind-induced vibrations.

    2nd Quarter (3 months ended 11/30/16 & 11/30/15) F/Y 17 F/Y 16 ------------------------------------------------- ------ ------ Sales $7,807,465 $8,819,548 Net Earnings $938,280 $924,658 Earnings per Share $.27 $.27 Shares Outstanding 3,415,683 3,370,018

    Six Months (6 months ended 11/30/16 & 11/30/15) F/Y 17 F/Y 16 ----------------------------------------------- ------ ------ Sales $13,563,178 $18,292,962 Net Earnings $1,148,114 $1,934,307 Earnings per Share $.34 $.57 Shares Outstanding 3,418,508 3,374,214

    Taylor's website can be visited at: www.taylordevices.com

    Taylor Devices, Inc.

    Contact: Artie Regan
    Regan & Associates, Inc.
    (212) 587-3005 (phone)
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    Qualcomm Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated today announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.53 per common share, payable on March 22, 2017, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2017.

    About Qualcomm

    Qualcomm's technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G - and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare businesses.

    To learn more, visit Qualcomm's website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

    Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Qualcomm Contact:
    John Sinnott, Investor Relations
    Phone: 1-858-658-4813
    Email: ir@qualcomm.com

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    Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO of Fineqia, joins NCFA's Advisory Board

    TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Fineqia International Inc. (the "Company" or "Fineqia") (CSE: FNQ) (OTCPink: FNQQF) today announced its CEO, Bundeep Singh Rangar, joining the Association's Advisory Board as Advisor, Global Debt Markets.

    Bundeep Singh Rangar has more than 20 years' combined experience in finance, banking, consultancy, technology and media. He has incubated and is the CEO of Fineqia Limited, an international platform for financing debt securities, PremFina Limited, a financier of UK insurance premiums and CEO of IXL Holdings, a European company that has secured more than 200 million in debt financing for UK lending companies from European banks. He also founded IndusView, an India-focused advisory firm based in London and Delhi.

    He was previously Managing Director of Technology Markets at Quartz Capital, a unit of NASDAQ's largest market maker Knight Securities. Earlier, Bundeep created the first index of European Internet stocks at Bloomberg L.P where he also hosted Europe's first daily live TV show on the Internet and Technology. Bundeep has been a senior advisor to high-growth technology start-ups such as Skype SA, and multinationals such as India's largest IT services co. Tata Consultancy Services, the world's No.2 mobile operator T-Mobile (UK), U.K.'s top telecom BT Plc and Europe's top carmaker Volkswagen AG.

    "We're very excited to have Bundeep's finance and banking experience join the Association to facilitate strategic partnerships and provide further insight into market developments in private debt placement markets globally. As a public company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), Fineqia International (FNQ) offers investors unique access to participate in international fintech propelled venture funding markets", said Craig Asano, Founder and Executive Director of NCFA Canada.

    About Fineqia International Inc.

    Fineqia's business model is to provide an online platform and associated services for the placement of debt and equity securities, initially in the UK. The platform will transparently highlight the risks and objectively outline opportunities involved. For more information, visit www.fineqia.com.

    About National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

    The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1500+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. For more information, visit: www.ncfacanada.org, and http://ncfacanada.org/advisory-committees/.

    NEITHER THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATORY SERVICE PROVIDER HAS REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OF THIS NEWS RELEASE.

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company to complete the Change of Business, failure to obtain sufficient financing, and other risks disclosed in the Company's public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and except as may be required by applicable securities laws. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

    Fineqia International Inc.

    CONTACT: please contact: Karolina Komarnicka, Chief Marketing Officer, T:
    +1 (778) 654-2324, E: info@fineqia.com, W: www.fineqia.com

    Web site: www.fineqia.com/




    Viva Entertainment Group Signs Strategic Deal for Content and Technology with TikiLIVE

    NEW YORK, January 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Viva Entertainment Group, Inc (OTC MARKET OTTV), a developer of OTT systems through which television services are delivered using the Internet, announces it has signed a strategic sales agreement with the OTT content aggregator TikiLIVE, a leading Over-The-Top provider. The agreement will give Viva access an array of TikiLIVE services including Nielsen Rated Networks and technology aggregation for its consumers and its business partners.

    Viva's CEO, Mr. Johnny Falcones expressed, "This agreement is the final piece of our puzzle to a strong roll out in the space; An important part of our model an everywhere and affordable service for the consumer. Viva makes cutting the cord an easy and the correct choice. The premium content from partners like TikiLIVE, which include ESPN, AMC, Discovery, A&E, FX USA, History, National Geographic, along with hundreds of other premium and independent channels, allows us to offer cost effective services to global consumers on the go and in the home. With the Viva platform, Viva's partners and consumers can now enjoy a substantial offering with the most unique and robust global content available today."

    Mr. Tim Green, TikiLIVE Founder and CEO commented, "Viva and TikiLIVE is a combined effort that has made our expansion a moving force. The marketing, distribution and service offerings will greatly enhance an already robust Viva package. Our technology team has already begun implementation into the Viva platform and we expect to be ready shortly. We're excited to be a part of this great business and profitable looking venture which makes Viva one of the hand full of companies in the county to carry premium channels. The consumer is taking part in shaping the industry. "I can proudly say we are ready for it".

    About VIVA Entertainment Group, Inc.

    VIVA Entertainment Group, Inc. is a global entertainment and technology company connecting content owners and video distributors to deliver premium content on any smart device with a screen. Viva has developed an OTT system through which television services are delivered using the Internet protocol suite over a network such as the Internet, instead of being delivered through traditional terrestrial, satellite signal and cable television formats. Viva, your entertainment partner, provides subscribers access to the content they want anywhere, anytime. With a WiFi connection our customers can watch Live TV from around the world, TV shows, as well as movies on demand, Tele-video conference and many other interactive features. Independent and Major film studios, television networks, Telecoms, Cable Companies, and emerging ISPS partner with Viva for enhanced capabilities in multi platform video distribution. The only true end-to-end provider of premium content technology services, VIVA looks to license and deliver to traditional and OTT video distributors across the world. VIVA is a publicly traded company under the stock symbol OTTV http://www.vivagroup.tv

    About TikiLIVE

    TikiLIVE specializes in OTT (Over The Top)/ IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) platform development and cloud hosting that deploys enterprise solutions while providing first-in-class streaming to its clients. The TikiLIVE team focuses on delivering HD video, including live streaming, video-on-demand (VOD) and music. TikiLIVE provides its users with a comprehensive set of tools for producing, managing and programming their live HD streaming content across all devices. For more information, please visit http://www.TikiLIVE.com

    Safe Harbor Statement:

    The information posted in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "explores," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, and various other factors beyond the Company's control.

    Email us at: Johnny Falcones, Chairman & CEO jf@v-e-s.net

    Follow VIVA on Twitter https://twitter.com/vivaentgroup

    Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Vivaentertainmentgroup

    Viva Entertainment Group Inc.



    Micronet Enertec Awarded Contracts Totaling Over $1,200,000 in Aerospace & Defense- Includes follow-on and continuous orders from current customers- Contracts for development and production of Computer Based Command & Control Defense Systems

    MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQCM: MICT) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd. (Enertec), was recently awarded three purchase orders from two global aerospace & defense contractors, for an aggregate amount of more than $1,200,000. This includes a $250,000 continuous order for a mobile command and control center from a multinational aerospace & defense contractor. These command and control centers are used in rugged and difficult terrains for the control and monitoring of advanced weapons systems. The second purchase order of $470,000 is for the development of a computer-based test and simulation system to ensure the combat readiness of a critical missile system. Valued at approximately $500,000, the third purchase order is for the development of a rugged diagnosis and simulation system for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

    Zvi Avni, CEO of Enertec said, "We are proud that our customers are placing additional follow on orders for our sophisticated computer based systems, and especially proud to receive a continuous order for our mobile command & control centers, a breakthrough project for Enertec which is slowly becoming a key growth engine for Enertec's future."

    "In view of the latest $38 billion approved budget by the Obama administration, we strongly anticipate an additional flow of new orders," added MICT CEO David Lucatz. "As previously indicated, we continue to see a growing demand from our current customers and from new customers for our state of the art, mission critical systems."

    About Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc.

    Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQCM: MICT) provides high tech solutions for severe environments and the battlefield, including missile defense technologies for Aerospace & Defense and rugged mobile devices for the growing commercial Mobile Resource Management (MRM) market. MICT designs, develops, manufactures and supplies customized military computer-based systems, simulators, automatic test equipment and electronic instruments, addressing the defense industry. Solutions and systems are integrated into critical systems such as command and control, missile fire control, maintenance of military aircraft and missiles for the Israeli Air Force, Israeli Navy and by foreign defense entities. MICT's MRM division develops, manufactures and provides mobile computing platforms for the mobile logistics management market in the U.S., Europe and Israel. American-manufactured systems are designed for outdoor and challenging work environments in trucking, distribution, logistics, public safety and construction.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other U.S. Federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those statements regarding Enertec's Mobile Command and Control Centers as a key growth engine for Enertec's future and our anticipation of additional orders of our products and solutions. Such forward-looking statements and their implications involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/micronet-enertec-awarded-contracts-totaling-over-1200000-in-aerospace--defense-300390125.html

    Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Tel: (201) 225-0190, info@micronet-enertec.com

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




    Opera Neon Envisions the Future of Web Browsers

    OSLO, Norway, January 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Today, Opera has showcased its first ever concept browser, codenamed Opera Neon.

    Today's web browsers are getting dated

    "Web browsers of today are basically from the last millennium, a time when the web was full of documents and pages," says Krystian Kolondra, Head of Opera browser. "With the Opera Neon project, we want show people our vision for the future of the web."

    Since it's inception twenty years ago, the internet has become an essential part of our lives. Every day, billions of people access it using their favorite web browsers. But the internet keeps changing, and so must the browsers.

    In the past year, Opera has stepped up the game for browsers, introducing novel features such as free VPN and native ad-blocking, but the company has realized it's now time for someone to properly challenge the browser industry.

    What is Opera Neon

    Opera Neon is a concept browser built from the same browser engine as the Opera browser; it's designed to allow users to focus on the most important part of the internet: the content. Opera Neon will provide users with fun ways to interact with web content, including the ability to drag and push things around, and even to even pop content out from the web.

    A completely new user interface debuts in Opera Neon. It includes:

    - New start page using users' current desktop background image. - A left sidebar with video player, image gallery, and download manager. - A new visual tab bar on the right side of the browser window. - An intelligent system that automatically manages tabs. - A completely new omnibox, supporting top search engines and open search.

    Also, new ways of enjoying web content have been added:

    - Video pop-out, which lets users to watch videos while browsing other web pages - Snap-to-gallery, which allows users to snapshot and crop any part of a web page. - A split screen mode which allows for two pages to be used simultaneously.

    Opera Neon and Opera browser

    Opera Neon is a concept browser, meaning a vision for the future of browsers. It will not replace the current Opera browser. However, some of its new features are expected to be added to Opera this spring.

    Opera Neon is available for testing as a free download for Windows and Mac [http://www.opera.com/neon ].

    Watch the product video [https://youtu.be/t4MikGVvQOA ] and the behind the scenes video [https://youtu.be/Cqyv1Fh5bCs ].

    Contact: Slawomir Sochaj, Senior Communications Manager, Opera Software, mobile: +48-662-088-011

    Opera Software AS



    Copart Announces Expansion of Chicago North Location

    DALLAS, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Copart, Inc. , a global online vehicle auction company, is proud to announce the expansion of its Chicago North location.

    "The Chicago North expansion is a great addition to our network in the Chicago area where we currently have four locations serving our Members and Sellers," said Jay Adair, CEO of Copart. "This land allows the capacity to continue growing in the Chicago market."

    Online auctions for Copart Chicago North occur at noon CST every Thursday. Copart's inventory is not limited to vehicles, but also includes a wide collection of boats, RVs, ATVs, motorcycles and more.

    Copart practices good corporate citizenship and prides itself on giving back to the local communities in which it does business. Throughout the Midwest, Copart locations have given back to their communities. Copart Des Moines in Iowa showed their support for both their fellow military veterans at Copart and all American veterans through their participation in the 2016 Des Moines Ruck. Copart Indianapolis hosted their local Indianapolis fire department and provided a safe training environment for the department's three-day training.

    Local law enforcement agencies are encouraged to contact the General Manager at the Copart Chicago North location to learn more about conducting training at Copart. In addition to supporting local agencies and veteran services, Copart supports numerous local, regional and national charities. To learn more, please visit TeamCopart.com.

    Copart's patented VB3 technology links sellers to more than 750,000 Members across the globe through Copart's multi-channel online platform. Members can participate in multiple online auctions around the world simultaneously via mobile, tablet and desktop. Similarly, Copart's Mobile App provides Members with an easy way to stay connected with multiple live online auctions and allows Members to place bids and view a wide range of vehicles.

    Copart, founded in 1982, provides vehicle sellers with a full range of remarketing services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters and, in some states, to end users. Copart remarkets the vehicles through Internet sales using its VB3 technology. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks, finance companies, fleet operators, dealers, car dealerships and others as well as vehicles sourced from the general public. The company currently operates in the United States (www.copart.com), Canada (www.copart.ca), the United Kingdom (www.copart.co.uk), Brazil (www.copart.com.br), Germany (www.copart.de), the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and the Sultanate of Oman (www.copartmea.com), Spain (www.copart.es), the Republic of Ireland (www.copart.ie), and India (www.copart.in). Copart links sellers to more than 750,000 Members in more than 150 countries worldwide through its multi-channel platform. In 2015, Copart was ranked at the top of Deloitte's "The Exceptional 100" list of companies, which reviewed U.S. publicly traded companies based upon a multidimensional approach to measuring financial performance. For more information, or to become a Member, visit www.copart.com.

    Contact:
    Michelle Hoffman, VP of Marketing, Copart
    michelle.hoffman@copart.com

    Lindsay Williams, Internal/ External Communications Manager, Copart
    lindsay.williams@copart.com / (972) 391-5112

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/copart-announces-expansion-of-chicago-north-location-300390178.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/433351/Copart_Logo.jpg Copart, Inc.

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




    Pareteum Appoints Ted O'Donnell as Chief Financial OfficerCompany's Strategies for Accelerated Growth Enhanced by Key Executive who brings 25 years of Wall Street Capital Markets, M&A and financial expertise

    NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pareteum Corporation ("Pareteum" or the "Company"), a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced the appointment of Ted O'Donnell as Chief Financial Officer.

    Mr. O'Donnell has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, private equity investment, venture capital, internet technology, Software as a Service (SaaS) and other new media businesses. Prior to joining Pareteum Corporation, Mr. O'Donnell served as CFO of Ameri100, a provider of SAP services to enterprises.

    "On behalf of the entire Pareteum organization, I am delighted to welcome Ted O'Donnell to our team, an appointment that will significantly strengthen our executive team and help further establish Pareteum's position as a market leader in the Global Mobile, MVNO, Enterprise and IoT markets," said Hal Turner, Executive Chairman of Pareteum. Mr. O'Donnell's career includes serving as COO of Radbourne Property Group, VP of Finance of Augme Technologies, CFO of AudioEye and Carlyle Capital Group. He also held the position of SVP of Finance and Investor Relations at ACTV, Inc., where he developed its investor relations department before its purchase by OpenTV, a voting-controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media.

    "As an experienced Chief Financial Officer, Ted brings significant public markets expertise to Pareteum including M&A, capital raising and investor relations. These seasoned qualities along with his exceptional background in internet technology, new media and enterprise software solutions are all important attributes that will aid the Company as we enter our growth phase in 2017," added Vic Bozzo, Chief Executive Officer of Pareteum.

    "I am honored to be joining the Pareteum team at this exciting time of growth in the business," stated Ted O'Donnell, Pareteum's newly appointed Chief Financial Officer. "Hal, Vic and the team have created a solid platform at Pareteum, one that I look forward to being a part of as it continues to grow and create value for its shareholders," he added.

    About Pareteum Corporation:
    Pareteum Corporation, and its subsidiaries provide a complete mobility cloud platform, utilizing messaging and security capabilities for the global Mobile, MVNO, Enterprise and IoT markets. Pareteum's large MVNE customers, include Vodafone, (the world's second largest mobile operator by customer), Zain (the 4th largest mobile operator in the world in terms of geographical presence), Cleartech, Expeto and other Tier 1 and MVNO customers. For more information please visit: www.pareteum.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements:
    Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to Pareteum's plans and objectives, projections, expectations and intentions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Pareteum's industry, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, the actual results and performance of Pareteum may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by law, Pareteum also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to the forward-looking statements made here. Additional information concerning certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in Pareteum's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available from the SEC or may be obtained upon request from Pareteum.

    Investor Relations Contacts:

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

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

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




    dv01 and Experian collaborate to bring additional transparency to marketplace lending, providing institutional investors access to richer borrower attributesCollaboration will add millions of external data points to dv01's platform, allowing for more comprehensive risk analysis of marketplace loans and bonds

    NEW YORK, and COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- dv01, the reporting and analytics platform that brings transparency to lending markets, and Experian, the leading global information services company, today announced a strategic collaboration that will provide dv01 clients--including leading hedge funds, banks and asset managers--access to richer borrower credit attributes as they conduct performance analysis using dv01's suite of built-in tools.

    "We're excited to partner with Experian to bring additional data transparency and actionable intelligence to the marketplace lending ecosystem," said Perry Rahbar, founder and CEO of dv01. "dv01 already has a robust set of tools for reporting and analysis, and this new influx of data will allow clients to better understand loan performance by enabling our tools to operate at their maximum potential. The more institutional investors know, the better their decision-making."

    dv01 is in the process of mapping millions of borrower attributes from Experian's database to installment loans in client portfolios. The Experian data is anonymized. which will allow dv01 clients to begin to isolate external trends that might affect their portfolios' future performance or explain past behavior. Additionally, dv01 is acting as a data warehouse for select data sets that Experian offers investors for modeling purposes. By standardizing, streamlining and integrating these data sets into its platform, dv01 makes it easy for investors to model performance, as well as find fast answers around origination trends.

    "Experian's powerful credit data combined with dv01's performance data on marketplace loans and portfolios allows institutional investors to surgically analyze risk and value based on borrowers' credit performance," said Alex Lintner, president of Consumer Information Services, Experian. "Borrower data allows investors to evaluate and analyze future performance in a way not previously possible, and this leads to smarter, more profitable decisions."

    dv01 has aggregated performance data for more than $40 billion of loans from marketplace lenders including SoFi, Lending Club, Prosper, Marlette Funding, Avant, and CommonBond. By normalizing data across lenders, dv01 simplifies comparison and analysis, enabling institutional investors to study both pool and individual loan performance, as well as quickly detect issues within portfolios. To date, dv01 has raised $7.5 million of seed funding from Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd., Leucadia National Corporation and Pivot Investment Partners.

    About dv01
    dv01 is a reporting and analytics platform that provides institutional investors transparency into lending markets, starting with marketplace lending. To date, dv01 has provided investors insight into $40 billion of loans from the biggest marketplace lenders, including Lending Club, Prosper and SoFi. By offering unrivaled data transparency, dv01 aims to simplify all aspects of loan and bond investment, expanding from marketplace portfolio management and securitization to the $12 trillion consumer and mortgage lending markets.

    About Experian
    Experian((R)) is the world's leading global information services company. During life's big moments -- from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers -- we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity fraud and crime.

    We have 17,000 people operating across 37 countries and every day we're investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation to help all our clients maximize every opportunity. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Learn more at www.experianplc.com or visit our global content hub at our global news blog for the latest news and insights from the company.

    Experian and the Experian marks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

    Contacts: Kristine Snyder Jocelyn Austin Experian Public Relations Hunt & Gather, for dv01 1 714 830 5192 1 917 301 6077 kristine.snyder@experian.com jocelyn@hunt-gather.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dv01-and-experian-collaborate-to-bring-additional-transparency-to-marketplace-lending-providing-institutional-investors-access-to-richer-borrower-attributes-300390004.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/6353/EXPERIAN_LOGO.jpg
    http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/456888/dv01_Logo.jpg Experian; dv01

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




    Opera Neon Envisions the Future of Web Browsers

    OSLO, Norway, January 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Today, Opera has showcased its first ever concept browser, codenamed Opera Neon.

    Today's web browsers are getting dated

    "Web browsers of today are basically from the last millennium, a time when the web was full of documents and pages," says Krystian Kolondra, Head of Opera browser. "With the Opera Neon project, we want show people our vision for the future of the web."

    Since it's inception twenty years ago, the internet has become an essential part of our lives. Every day, billions of people access it using their favorite web browsers. But the internet keeps changing, and so must the browsers.

    In the past year, Opera has stepped up the game for browsers, introducing novel features such as free VPN and native ad-blocking, but the company has realized it's now time for someone to properly challenge the browser industry.

    What is Opera Neon

    Opera Neon is a concept browser built from the same browser engine as the Opera browser; it's designed to allow users to focus on the most important part of the internet: the content. Opera Neon will provide users with fun ways to interact with web content, including the ability to drag and push things around, and even to even pop content out from the web.

    A completely new user interface debuts in Opera Neon. It includes:

    - New start page using users' current desktop background image. - A left sidebar with video player, image gallery, and download manager. - A new visual tab bar on the right side of the browser window. - An intelligent system that automatically manages tabs. - A completely new omnibox, supporting top search engines and open search.

    Also, new ways of enjoying web content have been added:

    - Video pop-out, which lets users to watch videos while browsing other web pages - Snap-to-gallery, which allows users to snapshot and crop any part of a web page. - A split screen mode which allows for two pages to be used simultaneously.

    Opera Neon and Opera browser  

    Opera Neon is a concept browser, meaning a vision for the future of browsers. It will not replace the current Opera browser. However, some of its new features are expected to be added to Opera this spring.

    Opera Neon is available for testing as a free download for Windows and Mac [http://www.opera.com/neon ].

    Watch the product video [https://youtu.be/t4MikGVvQOA ] and the behind the scenes video [https://youtu.be/Cqyv1Fh5bCs ].

    Contact: Slawomir Sochaj, Senior Communications Manager, Opera Software, mobile: +48-662-088-011

    Opera Software AS



    New IBM Studies Reveal Brands Struggle to Meet Demands of Today's Consumers Including Members of Generation Z98 Percent of Gen Zers with a Buying Power of $44 Billion Still Shop in-StoreIBM Watson Customer Engagement Enables Retailers to Connect with Today's Always-on Consumer

    ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Retailers are grappling to meet the demands of consumers and must transform quickly to inspire loyalty with customers who are hopping from store to web to mobile to social, and back again, according to new research from IBM .

    IBM's IBV study of 15,000 Generation Z shoppers, which represent $44 Billion in estimated buying power, found the following:

    --  Despite living largely digital lives, 67 percent of Generation Z prefer
    to shop in a brick-and-mortar store all the time, with another 31
    percent preferring to shop in-store sometimes.
    --  66 percent frequently use more than one device and 60 percent will not
    use an app or website if they are too slow to load.
    --  Gen Zers demand highly personalized interactions, value quality over
    price and want to be engaged with the brand across all channels.
    

    IBM's new Customer Experience study of more than 500 brands in 24 countries shows that despite changing customer demands, businesses are struggling to deliver on the expectations of consumers. The research shows:

    --  Only 19 percent of retailers can provide a highly personalized digital
    shopping experience
    --  A mere 17 percent can provide more than in stock/out of stock
    information.
    --  84 percent did not offer any in-store mobile services.
    

    This gap between what consumers demand and what brands can deliver requires cognitive capabilities that allow retailers to take information from all types of engagement, quickly act across multiple channels and change the rules of engagement. IBM's cloud-based cognitive solutions can examine customer data and combine it with data on other critical factors such as weather patterns, pricing trends, buying behaviors, and supplier availability to deliver personalized experiences that customer demand.

    "In this new era of customer engagement, what will separate the winners from everyone else is a differentiated brand experience that delivers high impact engagements with compelling personalization regardless of where the customer is," said Harriet Green, General Manager of IBM Watson Customer Engagement. "With Watson Cognitive Engagement solutions, IBM is working with retailers across globe to make these experiences a reality for millions of consumers."

    IBM Watson Customer Engagement is helping leading retailers drive enduring brand loyalty with their customers:

    --  HSN, Inc.: HSN, Inc. is comprised of a portfolio of brands that offer
    innovative, differentiated experiences on TV, online, via mobile
    devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores. One of its
    operating segments, leading direct-to-consumer retailer HSN, uses Watson
    Marketing to enhance its commitment to delivering a personal and
    customized cross-platform customer experience. By leveraging IBM's
    cognitive marketing capabilities to gather data and uncover insights,
    HSN is able to create meaningful relationships that improve customer
    engagement and enhance loyalty.
    --  Ermes: The Ermes Group, the largest and most diversified retailer in
    Cyprus, is using IBM's cloud-based Watson Commerce pricing optimization
    solutions to determine which specific products in each store should be
    marked down due to stagnant sales, what the new price should be and when
    the reduction should take place. As a result, Ermes can introduce
    product markdowns at a price that resonates with the needs of
    value-seeking customers while contributing to the profits for most of
    its key retail locations. Since going live with IBM, Ermes has
    significantly streamlined its retail pricing strategy while increasing
    profits.
    --  1-800 FLOWERS.COM: GWYN (Gifts when you Need) is a Watson powered gift
    concierge. Since launching GWYN less than a year ago, 1-800 Flowers.com
    has noticed a distinct change in customer behavior. There has been a
    measurable increase in customer engagement that comes from GWYN helping
    to find the perfect gift across the company's family of brands. Because
    of the value GWYN provides, consumers are willing to devote more time to
    the process, asking on average five questions per session and
    interacting with GWYN for more than two minutes. 80% of consumers who
    tried GWYN said they would use the service again.
    

    IBM Watson Customer Engagement

    IBM powers a full spectrum of cognitive engagement offerings delivered as a service and on premise for thousands of retailers worldwide including: Amadori Group, American Eagle Outfitters, Boots, Ermes, hhgregg, Luxottica, Moosejaw Mountaineering, Office Brands, Performance Bicycle, REI, Sherwin Williams , The Clorox Company, The North Face, The Works UK, and William Sonoma. You can hear more about how the Home Depot and Luxottica are using IBM Watson Customer Engagement solutions from a recent panel discussion with IBM's Harriet Green.

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    1. IDG: New Research Shows Brands Struggle with Online Commerce Even as Its Importance Grows

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    3. http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/deep-focus-cassandra-report-gen-z-uncovers-massive-attitude-shifts-toward-money-work-2004889.htm

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