Companies news of 2017-01-17 (page 1)

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    Jive Software To Report Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Results On Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. , will report financial results for its fourth quarter and full year for the period ended December 31, 2016, after market close on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

    Jive will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the company's fourth quarter and full year 2016 results and outlook for the first quarter 2017.

    Conference Call:

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    5:00 p.m. EDT / 2:00 p.m. PDT

    Domestic: +1-844-492-3729
    International: +1-412-542-4195


    A live webcast may be accessed under "News, Events & Presentations, Quarterly Earnings" on Jive's investor relations website at A replay of the webcast will be available on the website following the live event.

    Telephone Replay:

    A telephone replay of the call will be available for one week:

    Domestic: +1-877-344-7529
    International: +1-412-317-0088
    Replay pass code: 10099667

    About Jive Software

    Jive is the leader in accelerating workplace digital transformation for organizations, enabling people to work better together. The company provides industry-leading Interactive Intranet and Customer Community solutions that connect people, information and ideas to help businesses outpace their competitors. With more than 30 million users worldwide and customers in virtually every industry, Jive is consistently recognized as a leader by top analyst firms, including Gartner Inc., Ovum and Aragon Research. More information can be found at or the Jive Blog.

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    CONTACT: Investor Contacts: Cindy Klimstra, Jive Software, (650) 319-4343,; Brian Denyeau, ICR, (646) 277-1251,; Media Contact: Jason Khoury, Jive Software, (650)

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    JRJR Networks to Address Notification of Noncompliance With NYSE MKT Continued Listing Standards

    DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- JRjr33, Inc., doing business as JRJR Networks [NYSE MKT: JRJR] has received a notification (the "Deficiency Letter") from the NYSE MKT LLC (the "Exchange") that the Company is not in compliance with certain NYSE MKT continued listing standards relating to stockholders' equity.

    Specifically, the Deficiency Letter indicated that the Company is not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(iii) (requiring stockholders' equity of $6.0 million or more if it has reported losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in its five most recent fiscal years). As of September 30, 2016, the Company had stockholders' equity deficit of $(10,335,000). The Company is required to submit a plan to the NYSE MKT by February 9, 2017 advising of actions it has taken or will take to regain compliance with the continued listing standards by July 10, 2018.

    The Company intends to submit a plan by the February 9, 2017 deadline. The Company has taken a number of steps to address its operations including stabilizing sales revenues, eliminating significant, redundant operating expenses and making its operating structure more efficient. These steps are designed to return the Company to profitability. In addition, the Company is in conversations with several potential acquisition candidates of profitable, cash generative companies which will further enhance profitability should these transactions be completed.

    If the Company fails to submit a plan, if the Company's plan is not accepted or if the Company fails to regain compliance by the deadline of July 10, 2108, the NYSE MKT may commence delisting procedures. The Company's common stock will continue to be listed on the NYSE MKT while it attempts to regain compliance with the listing standards noted, subject to the Company's compliance with other continued listing requirements. The Company's common stock will continue to trade under the symbol "JRJR," but will have an added designation of "BC" to indicate that the Company is not in compliance with the NYSE MKT's listing standards. The NYSE MKT notification does not affect the Company's business operations or its SEC reporting requirements and does not conflict with or cause an event of default under any of the Company's material agreements.

    About JRJR Networks (

    JRJR Networks is a growing platform of direct-to-consumer brands. Within JRJR Networks, each company retains its separate identity, sales force, product line and compensation plan, while JRJR Networks seeks synergies and efficiencies in operational areas. JRJR Networks companies currently include The Longaberger Company, a 42-year old maker of hand-crafted baskets and other home decor items; Your Inspiration At Home, an award-winning maker of hand-crafted spices and other gourmet food items from around the world; Tomboy Tools, a direct seller of tools designed for women; Agel Enterprises, a global seller of nutritional products in gel form as well as a skin care line, operating in 50 countries; Paperly, which offers a line of custom stationery and other personalized products; Uppercase Living, which offers a line of customizable vinyl expressions for display on walls in the home; Kleeneze, a 95-year old UK-based catalog seller of cleaning, health, beauty, home, outdoor and a variety of other products, and Betterware, a UK-based home catalog seller. JRJR Networks also includes Happenings, a lifestyle publication and marketing company.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "can," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," or "will" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology and include statements regarding the Company's intent to submit a plan to the Exchange by the February 9, 2017 deadline. These forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations and assumptions from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, our ability to submit a plan by the February 9, 2017 deadline that will be acceptable to the Exchange, our ability to regain compliance with the continued listing standards by July 10, 2018, our ability to comply other continued listing requirements of the Exchange and the other risks outlined under "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and our other filings with the SEC, including subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release on account of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.


    Investor Relations: Tucker Gagen
    Media Contact: Brenton Baker

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    IGT To Provide Loto-Quebec With Gemini Touch Lottery Product Vending MachinesCompany Introduces Newest Self-Service Terminals to the Canadian Market

    LONDON, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has received a product sale agreement to provide Loto-Quebec with IGT's new Gemini(TM) Touch lottery product vending machines, replacing the current instant ticket vending machines.

    "IGT's Gemini Touch machines will allow us to offer products to our players, with the added convenience of a cashless payment feature and a secure age verification tool to support responsible gaming," said Lynne Roiter, Loto-Quebec's Acting President and Chief Executive Officer.

    "We've had a longstanding partnership with Loto-Quebec and are excited to now introduce the Gemini Touch to the Canadian market," said Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, WLA North America Lottery. "The Gemini Touch machines incorporate the most advanced technology and superior user experience design to ensure optimal sales that will help the Lottery contribute maximum revenues to good causes."

    Gemini Touch is IGT's most sophisticated self-service solution, featuring a 42-inch high-definition, fully customizable touch screen display. The machines provided to Loto-Quebec will include cashless payment functionality and an age verification feature that scans driver's licenses. In the future, they may also be equipped to sell draw games and sports games. The machines will be installed in 100 locations throughout Quebec in the summer of 2017.

    IGT has supported Loto-Quebec with products since 1999. Over the years, IGT has also provided the Lottery with its video lottery central system, approximately 12,000 video lottery terminals and games, and casino slots and interactive games as well as the Canadian Bingo Network and Canadian Poker Network.

    About IGT

    IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of International Game Technology PLC as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside International Game Technology PLC's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the possibility that the businesses of International Game Technology (Nevada) and GTECH S.p.A. will not be integrated successfully, or that the combined companies will not realize estimated cost savings, synergies, growth or other anticipated benefits or that such benefits may take longer to realize than expected; unanticipated costs of integration of International Game Technology (Nevada) and GTECH S.p.A.; the possibility that International Game Technology PLC will be unable to pay future dividends to shareholders or that the amount of such dividends may be less than anticipated; the possibility that International Game Technology PLC may not obtain its anticipated financial results in one or more future periods; reductions in customer spending; a slowdown in customer payments and changes in customer demand for products and services as a result of changing economic conditions or otherwise; unanticipated changes relating to competitive factors in the industries in which International Game Technology PLC operates; International Game Technology PLC's ability to hire and retain key personnel; the impact of the consummation of the business combination on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; International Game Technology PLC's ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers in the manner anticipated; reliance on and integration of information technology systems; changes in legislation or governmental regulations affecting International Game Technology PLC, including as a consequence of the announced withdrawal of the U.K. from the EU; international, national or local economic, social or political conditions that could adversely affect International Game Technology PLC or its customers; conditions in the credit markets; changes in the top management team; risks associated with assumptions International Game Technology PLC makes in connection with its critical accounting estimates; the resolution of pending and potential future legal, regulatory or tax proceedings and investigations; and International Game Technology PLC's international operations, which are subject to the risks of currency fluctuations and foreign exchange controls. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect International Game Technology PLC's business, including those described in International Game Technology PLC's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2015 and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which are available on the SEC website at and on the investor relations section of International Game Technology PLC's website at Except as required under applicable law, International Game Technology PLC does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that earnings per International Game Technology PLC share for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per International Game Technology PLC share, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

    Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
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    Charter to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial and Operating Results

    STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (the "Company" or "Charter") will host a conference call on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss financial and operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. A press release reporting such results will be issued at 7:00 a.m. ET that day.

    The conference call will be webcast live via the Company's investor relations website at Participants should go to the call link at least 10 minutes prior to the call start time in order to register.

    Those participating via telephone should dial 866-919-0894 no later than 10 minutes prior to the call. International participants should dial 706-679-9379. The passcode for the call is 51828946.

    The call will be archived at under "Quarterly Results & Financial Information" approximately two hours after completion of the call. A replay of the call will be available at 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406 beginning two hours after completion of the call through March 1, 2017. The passcode for the replay is 51828946.

    About Charter
    Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV(TM) video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet(TM) access, and Spectrum Voice(TM). Spectrum Business(TM) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach(TM) brand. More information about Charter can be found at

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    CONTACT: Media: Justin Venech, 203-905-7818; or Analysts: Stefan Anninger,

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    Gigamon Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 ResultsGigamon to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results on February 2, 2017

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon , the industry leader in traffic visibility solutions, today announced preliminary results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

    Gigamon currently expects:

    Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2016 Preliminary Results

    --  Revenue of $84.5 million to $85.0 million, compared to the company's
    prior guidance of $91 million to $93 million.
    --  GAAP gross margin between 83 percent and 84 percent.
    --  Non-GAAP gross margin between 83 percent and 84 percent, compared to the
    company's prior guidance of 82 percent to 83 percent.
    --  GAAP earnings per share of $0.18 to $0.20.
    --  Non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.35 to $0.37 compared to the company's
    prior guidance of $0.36 to $0.38.

    Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Results

    --  Revenue of $310.3 million to $310.8 million, an increase of
    approximately 40 percent year-over-year.
    --  GAAP gross margin between 81 percent and 82 percent, at the fourth
    quarter midpoint an approximate 280 basis point improvement
    --  Non-GAAP gross margin between 82 percent and 83 percent, at the fourth
    quarter midpoint an approximate 250 basis point improvement
    --  GAAP operating margin between 9 percent and 10 percent, at the fourth
    quarter midpoint an approximate 440 basis point expansion
    --  Non-GAAP operating margin between 22 percent and 23 percent, at the
    fourth quarter midpoint an approximate 340 basis point expansion
    --  GAAP earnings per share of $1.32 to $1.34, at the fourth quarter
    midpoint an approximate 680 percent year-over-year increase.
    --  Non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.22 to $1.25, at the fourth quarter
    midpoint an approximate 50 percent year-over-year increase.

    "We are disappointed our fourth quarter revenue was below our prior guidance, but we are pleased with our overall financial performance in 2016, our second consecutive year of 40 percent year-over-year revenue growth," said Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon. "Fourth quarter revenue fell short primarily due to lower than expected product bookings in our North America West region, as several significant existing customer accounts deferred purchasing decisions into 2017.

    "Our business remains fundamentally strong with our performance in 2016 demonstrating that we continue to capture market share with our leading technology, solutions and partnerships. Specifically, in the fourth quarter we saw:

    --  A record 126 new customer accounts.
    --  The successful launch of our smaller form-factor new GigaVUE-HC1
    product, specifically designed to create opportunities with new
    customers. In the quarter, 30 percent of the customers for the HC1 were
    new Gigamon accounts.
    --  A strong quarter in EMEA, soon followed by the addition of Gerard
    Allison, a new leader we expect will drive stronger Gigamon performance
    in the region.
    --  The signing of our first Fortune 1000 customer for the Amazon Web
    Services solution we launched in November.

    "Looking ahead to 2017, we are convinced this is an exciting market and we remain focused on the delivery of innovative products for the enterprise, service provider and federal markets. We will continue to invest in sales, marketing and research and development to capitalize on our opportunities in security, mobility and the cloud," Mr. Hooper said.

    These preliminary, unaudited results are based on management's initial review of operations for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, and remain subject to completion of the company's customary closing procedures.

    Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results Conference Call Scheduled for February 2, 2017

    Gigamon also announced today it will issue a press release reporting financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 after the close of market on February 2, 2017. Gigamon will host a conference call and live webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on February 2, 2017. Parties in the United States and Canada can access the call by dialing +1 (888)-455-2311, using conference code 6714156. International parties can access the call by dialing +1 (719)-325-2159, using conference code 6714156. The webcast will be accessible on Gigamon's investor relations website at for one year. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, February 9, 2017. To access the replay, parties in the United States and Canada should call +1 (866)-375-1919 and enter conference code 6714156. International parties should call +1 (719)-457-0820 and enter conference code 6714156.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    Gigamon reports all financial information required in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). To supplement the Gigamon unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, Gigamon uses certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all the amounts associated with the results of Gigamon operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures used by Gigamon include historical non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating margin, and non-GAAP earnings per share. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock-based compensation and related payroll taxes, income tax effect of stock-based compensation expense, and a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets from the Gigamon unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations.

    Gigamon believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of the company's core business, operating results or future outlook. Gigamon management uses, and believes that investors benefit from referring to, these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing Gigamon's operating results, as well as when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate comparisons of the performance of Gigamon to prior periods.

    Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "could," "intends," "target," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern our expectations, strategy, plans or intentions. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, our preliminary results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2016, our expectations of a stronger Gigamon performance in EMEA, our expectations regarding the evolution of our market in 2017 and our expectations regarding continued investment in sales, marketing and research and development during the year. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Our preliminary, unaudited results are based on management's initial review of operations for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, and remain subject to completion of the company's customary closing and review procedures. Additional risks include our ability to continue to deliver and improve our products and successfully develop new products; customer acceptance and purchase of our existing products and new products; our ability to retain existing customers and generate new customers; the market for network traffic visibility solutions not continuing to develop; competition from other products and services; and general market, political, economic and business conditions. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 26, 2015 and our most recently available Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Gigamon as of the date hereof, and Gigamon disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.


    Gigamon provides active visibility into data-in-motion network traffic, enabling stronger security and superior performance. Gigamon's Visibility Fabric(TM) and GigaSECURE(R), the industry's first Security Delivery Platform, deliver advanced intelligence so that security, network and application performance management solutions in enterprise, government and service provider networks operate more efficiently and effectively. See more at, the Gigamon Blog, or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

    Three Months Ended December 31, 2016 December 26, 2015 GAAP (1) Adjustments(2) (3) Non-GAAP (1) GAAP Adjustments (2) (3) Non-GAAP ------- ----------------- ----------- ---- ------------------ -------- (in millions) Gross profit $70.4 $0.4 $70.8 $55.1 $0.3 $55.4 ----- ---- ----- ----- ---- ----- Operating Income 10.5 10.0 20.5 8.0 6.1 14.1 Net income $7.3 $6.7 $14.0 $2.6 $8.0 $10.6 ==== ==== ===== ==== ==== ===== Net income per share: Basic $0.20 $0.19 $0.39 $0.07 $0.24 $0.31 ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== Diluted $0.19 $0.17 $0.36 $0.07 $0.22 $0.29 ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== Weighted- average number of shares used in per share amounts: Basic 36,257 - 36,257 34,252 - 34,252 ====== === ====== ====== === ====== Diluted 38,444 379 38,823 36,229 330 36,559 ====== === ====== ====== === ======

    1. For presentation purposes, the numbers for the three months and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 are derived from the midpoints of the ranges provided in the body of this press release. Includes stock-based compensation expense and related payroll taxes in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2. December 26, 2015. 3. Includes income tax effect of non- GAAP adjustments in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and December 26, 2015.

    Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2016 December 26, 2015 GAAP (1) Adjustments (2) (3) (4) Non-GAAP (1) GAAP Adjustments (2) (3) Non-GAAP ------- ---------------------- ----------- ---- ------------------ -------- (in millions) Gross profit $255.3 $1.9 $257.2 $176.2 $1.9 $178.1 ------ ---- ------ ------ ---- ------ Operating income 29.9 39.9 69.8 11.6 30.7 42.3 Net income $50.3 -$2.6 $47.7 $6.2 $22.8 $29.0 ===== ===== ===== ==== ===== ===== Net income per share: Basic $1.42 -$0.07 $1.35 $0.18 $0.68 $0.86 ===== ====== ===== ===== ===== ===== Diluted $1.34 -$0.09 $1.25 $0.17 $0.63 $0.80 ===== ====== ===== ===== ===== ===== Weighted- average number of shares used in per share amounts: Basic 35,431 - 35,431 33,618 - 33,618 ====== === ====== ====== === ====== Diluted 37,643 541 38,184 35,866 491 36,357 ====== === ====== ====== === ======

    1. For presentation purposes, the numbers for the three months and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 are derived from the midpoints of the ranges provided in the body of this press release. Includes stock-based compensation expense and related payroll taxes in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2. December 26, 2015. 3. Includes income tax effect of non- GAAP adjustments in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and December 26, 2015. Amount for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 includes a benefit for the release of a significant portion of our valuation allowance against 4 deferred tax assets.

    INVESTOR CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Gianola Judy Kaneko +1 (408) 831-4452 +1 (408) 831-4238

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    Qualcomm Responds to Complaint from U.S. Federal Trade Commission-- Qualcomm Will Vigorously Contest Complaint and Defend its Business Practices --

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint today against Qualcomm in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California. The FTC's complaint alleges that certain Qualcomm's business practices, which have enabled the growth and advancement of mobile communications worldwide, are in violation of U.S. competition law. Qualcomm believes the complaint is based on a flawed legal theory, a lack of economic support and significant misconceptions about the mobile technology industry. The complaint seeks to advance the interests and bargaining power of companies that have generated billions in profit from sales of products made possible by the fundamental 3G and 4G cellular technology developed by innovators like Qualcomm.

    The portrayal of facts offered by the FTC as the basis for the agency's case is significantly flawed. In particular, Qualcomm has never withheld or threatened to withhold chip supply in order to obtain agreement to unfair or unreasonable licensing terms. The FTC's allegation to the contrary -- the central thesis of the complaint -- is wrong.

    As FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen (who voted against the filing) explained in what she notes is a rare dissenting statement, the Commission's 2-1 decision to sue Qualcomm is "an enforcement action based on a flawed legal theory (including a standalone Section 5 count) that lacks economic and evidentiary support, that was brought on the eve of a new presidential administration, and that, by its mere issuance, will undermine U.S. intellectual property rights in Asia and worldwide." As Commissioner Ohlhausen notes, it is telling that the complaint does not allege that Qualcomm charges above fair and reasonable royalties.

    Despite an appeal from members of Congress to refrain from "midnight litigation" with novel and untested legal theories that could damage competition in the U.S., the FTC accelerated the investigation of Qualcomm and directed the filing of the complaint just days before the change of the Administration though only three of five FTC commissioners are in place.

    "This is an extremely disappointing decision to rush to file a complaint on the eve of Chairwoman Ramirez's departure and the transition to a new Administration, which reflects a sharp break from FTC practice," said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated. "In our recent discussions with the FTC, it became apparent that it still lacked basic information about the industry and was instead relying on inaccurate information and presumptions. In fact, Qualcomm was still receiving requests for information from the agency that would be necessary to an informed view of the facts when it became apparent that the FTC was driving to file a complaint before the transition to the new Administration. We have grave concerns about the two Commissioners' decision to bring this case despite a lack of evidence supporting the allegations and theories in the complaint. We look forward to defending our business in federal court, where we are confident we will prevail on the merits."

    Rosenberg added, "Qualcomm has been the leader in innovation and invention in the mobile industry for more than 30 years. We have invested billions of dollars in research and development in fundamental mobile technologies that enable the applications and services that have become an essential part of our daily life. Our contribution of these technologies to standard setting organizations and our broad-based licensing of those technologies on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms has facilitated the explosive growth of the mobile communications industry worldwide, brought enormous benefits to consumers, and fostered competition. Qualcomm's investments and the work of its 30,000 employees have given consumers the ability to access the Internet and massive amounts of data instantaneously on their mobile devices. The historically unprecedented level of innovation and extraordinarily successful worldwide adoption of mobile technology, and the vibrant competition within the industry, make it difficult to understand why the FTC decided to act in this case. The intellectual-property-rights policies of the cellular standards organizations do not require licensing at the component level, and the FTC does not have the authority to rewrite industry policy. That is for the industry, not a regulator, to decide."

    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 Contacts:
    Pete Lancia, Corporate Communications
    Phone: 1-858-845-5959

    John Sinnott, Investor Relations
    Phone: 1-858-658-5431

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    Qualcomm Incorporated

    Intersil Battery Charger Extends Backup Battery Life of Automotive eCall SystemsHighly integrated ISL78693 offers the industry's lowest leakage current to increase eCall backup battery run-time when vehicle is off

    TOKYO, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive World - Intersil Corporation , a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions today announced the ISL78693, a 3.6V single-cell battery charger that extends the life of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO(4)) batteries used in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. The ISL78693 battery charger offers up to 4x lower leakage current (3uA) than competitive chargers, allowing the eCall backup battery to remain charged for a longer period of time. See a demonstration of the ISL78693 in Intersil's booth #E30-11 at the Automotive World conference, January 18-20 in Tokyo, Japan.

    Automakers worldwide are installing eCall in their Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) systems. In the event of a crash, the eCall system automatically broadcasts its location via GPS and contacts the nearest 24-hour emergency call center for help. Thus, V2I eCall systems must be capable of operating reliably and autonomously from the backup battery at a moment's notice, even if the vehicle is involved in an accident minutes after being parked for several months.

    The ISL78693 battery charger is designed to support emerging worldwide eCall systems such as Japan's D-Call Net trial, which saves additional life-saving seconds by automatically transmitting vehicle data to an emergency call center that assesses collision severity and dispatches ground or air-ambulance help. Europe's eCall initiative also brings immediate assistance to motorists involved in a collision, and both ERA-GLONASS in Russia and OnStar((R)) in the United States provide safety and ambulance call services.

    The ISL78693's battery temperature monitoring and low 3.6V output voltage helps safeguard and extend the life of popular LiFePO(4) batteries. The ISL78693 offers a much simpler and easier to use solution than the competition, requiring only five external passive components to program the full charging platform. The ISL78693's tiny 3mm x 3mm DFN package easily fits on space-constrained PCBs, creating a very robust, small footprint design. It also offers a unique charge current thermal foldback feature that prevents overheating by automatically reducing the battery charging current to enhance reliability.

    "Carmakers want an automotive-qualified battery charger that prevents rapid discharging of the backup battery during a traffic accident or when the vehicle is parked for an extended period of time," said Philip Chesley, senior vice president of Precision Products at Intersil. "The ISL78693 leverages Intersil's innovative power management technology to deliver a solution that provides the industry's lowest leakage current and a charging profile optimized for eCall applications."

    Features and Specifications:

    --  Complete charger for single-cell Lithium chemistry batteries
    --  Reverse battery leakage of 700nA (typ) and 3uA (max) over -40  C to +85
    C increases duration the backup battery remains charged when Vin supply
    is off
    --  Up to 1A programmable charging current, allows trade-off of battery
    charging time against heat dissipation and expected battery lifetime
    --  Guaranteed operation down to 2.65V after start-up, preventing shut off
    during cold-crank start
    --  1% initial voltage accuracy provides precise control of charging level
    to extend operating lifetime of battery
    --  Integrated power transistor and current sensor
    --  10% trickle charge preconditions fully drained battery until it reaches
    2.6V minimum charge level
    --  NTC thermistor input protects battery by monitoring temperature and
    shuts off charger when battery is outside the specified charging
    --  Accepts Constant Current/Constant Voltage (CC/CV) types of voltage
    adapters or USB power
    --  AEC-Q100 Grade-3 qualified

    The 3.6V ISL78693 is pin-compatible with the 4.1V ISL78692 Li-ion battery charger. Either charger can be combined with the ISL78268 55V synchronous buck controller, ISL78201 2.5A synchronous buck/boost regulator, ISL78206 2.5A synchronous buck regulator, and ISL78233 3A synchronous buck regulator to provide a full power supply solution from 12V lead acid battery to eCall battery.

    Pricing and Availability
    The ISL78693 battery charger is available now in a 10-pin, 3mm x 3mm DFN package and is priced at $0.99 USD in 1k quantities. An ISL78693EVAL1Z evaluation board is also available for $56 USD. For more information, please visit:

    About Intersil
    Intersil Corporation is a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions. The company's products form the building blocks of increasingly intelligent, mobile and power hungry electronics, enabling advances in power management to improve efficiency and extend battery life. With a deep portfolio of intellectual property and a rich history of design and process innovation, Intersil is the trusted partner to leading companies in some of the world's largest markets, including industrial and infrastructure, mobile computing, automotive and aerospace. For more information about Intersil, visit our website at

    Intersil and the Intersil logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intersil Corporation. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Mark Alden, Intersil Corporation, (408) 546-3402,

    Web site: Launches Super Bowl LI Campaign

    Super Bowl campaign to be launched via YouTube Live and Facebook Live

    NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- returns to the Super Bowl with an action packed campaign kicking off on YouTube Live and Facebook Live at 6:00 p.m. EST.

    This will be the third time that Wix has joined the Super Bowl lineup and the first time launching a Super Bowl campaign via YouTube Live and Facebook Live.

    The campaign features a series of short films, including the 30-second commercial for Super Bowl LI, directed by Louis Leterrier, known for his work on the Transporter films, Unleashed, The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans and Now You See Me. Additionally, Wix once again called on the San Francisco creative team Jeff Huggins and Andrea Janetos to produce the multi-channel series.

    Additional spots will be released through game day, and will be accompanied by a global digital marketing campaign, with numerous opportunities for user engagement, contests and game day activations.

    "We are so excited about this campaign because this time we are telling our own story, and launching it ourselves online which we believe to be an industry first," said Omer Shai, CMO of Wix. "Fans around the world will surely recognize some famous faces, but the hero of the story is really our customer. The Super Bowl is an amazing platform to showcase our talents, but this campaign is about much more than the commercial. It is an ongoing narrative about Wix and our customers, and our message about always enabling our users in a world that is often disruptive so that they can be heroes. We loved working with Louis as he immediately understood our ideas about choreographed chaos and messages that speak to a global audience. We were also thrilled to work with Jeff and Andrea again as they have been an amazing asset throughout the years of our Super Bowl creative development and truly understand the brand. We can't wait to share this and hope you will join us tonight."

    How to watch:
    Anyone can watch as we unveil our campaign live on social media at 6:00 p.m. EST - you can set up a notification to know when we go live using the below links.

    Watch the release of our first spot on Facebook Live here:

    Watch the release of our first spot on YouTube Live here:

    Don't miss out! @Wix is launching their #SB51 campaign on #FacebookLive at 6pmEST. Watch it here:

    Watch @Wix launch their #SB51 campaign on @YouTube Live at 6pmEST. Don't miss out:

    About is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. Through free and premium subscriptions, Wix empowers millions of businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals to take their businesses, brands and workflow online. Wix ADI, the Wix Editor and a highly curated App Market enable users to build and manage a fully integrated and dynamic digital presence. Wix's headquarters are in Tel Aviv with offices in Be'er Sheva, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Berlin, Vilnius and Dnepropetrovsk.

    Visit us: on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+.

    Download: Wix App for free in Google Play and in the App Store.


    Matt Rosenberg


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    Townsquare To Present At The Noble Financial Capital Markets Thirteenth Annual Equity Conference

    GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 1 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Townsquare Media, Inc. announced today that Steven Price, Chairman and CEO, will speak at the Noble Financial Capital Markets Thirteenth Annual Equity Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL, on Monday, January 30, 2017. The presentation will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

    The presentation will be webcast live on the equity investor relations section of Townsquare's website at

    About Townsquare Media, Inc.
    Townsquare is a media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. Our assets include 312 radio stations and more than 325 local websites in 66 U.S. markets, a digital marketing solutions company serving approximately 10,200 small to medium sized businesses, approximately 550 live events with nearly 18 million attendees each year in the U.S. and Canada, and one of the largest digital advertising networks focused on music and entertainment reaching more than 60 million unique visitors each month. Our brands include iconic local media assets such as WYRK, KLAQ, K2 and NJ101.5; acclaimed music festivals such as Mountain Jam, WE Fest and the Taste of Country Music Festival; unique touring lifestyle and entertainment events such as the America on Tap craft beer festival series, the Insane Inflatable 5K obstacle race series and North American Midway Entertainment, North America's largest mobile amusement company; and leading tastemaker music and entertainment owned and affiliated websites such as,,, and For additional information, please visit

    Investor Relations
    Claire Yenicay
    (203) 900-5555

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    IC Power Pte. Ltd., a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Kenon Holdings Ltd., Files Amendment No. 5 to its Registration Statement on Form F-1

    SINGAPORE, January 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    IC Power Pte. Ltd. ("IC Power"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenon Holdings Ltd. , has filed Amendment No. 5 to its Registration Statement on Form F-1 ("Amendment No. 5") with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Amendment No. 5 contains updated business, operating and other information relating to IC Power's businesses.

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

    Contact: Kenon Holdings Ltd. Barak Cohen VP Business Development and IR Tel: +65-6351-1780 Jonathan Fisch Director, Investor Relations Tel: +1-917-891-9855 External Investor Relations Ehud Helft / Kenny Green GK Investor Relations Tel: +1-646-201-9246

    Kenon Holdings Ltd.

    Fair Isaac Corporation Announces Date for Reporting of First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO , a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, will announce its first quarter fiscal 2017 results on January 31, 2017, after the market closes and will host a conference call on January 31 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:00 p.m. Central/ 2:00 p.m. Pacific).

    This call will be webcast and can be accessed at FICO's website at A replay of the webcast will be available through January 31, 2018 and can be accessed at our Past Events page.

    The webcast will also be distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individual investors. The webcast can be accessed via Thomson's password-protected event management site, StreetEvents (

    About FICO

    FICO powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 165 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.

    Learn more at

    Join the conversation at &

    FICO is a registered trademark of Fair Isaac Corporation in the US and other countries.

    Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information
    Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this news release that relate to FICO or its business are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the success of the company's Decision Management strategy and reengineering initiative, the maintenance of its existing relationships and ability to create new relationships with customers and key alliance partners, its ability to continue to develop new and enhanced products and services, its ability to recruit and retain key technical and managerial personnel, competition, regulatory changes applicable to the use of consumer credit and other data, the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of any acquisitions, continuing material adverse developments in global economic conditions, and other risks described from time to time in FICO's SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2016. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes, FICO's results could differ materially from its expectations. FICO disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    FICO is a trademark or registered trademark of Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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    CONTACT: Investors & Analysts: Steve Weber, Fair Isaac Corporation, (800)

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    HGS Celebrates Grand Opening of 4th Customer Service Center in JamaicaGlobal customer experience leader hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony to officiate new center in Kingston, adding 500 new roles in first phase of expansion to meet growing client needs

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hinduja Global Solutions Limited (HGS) (Listed on NSE & BSE, India), a global leader in business process management, is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of a fourth customer experience center in Kingston, Jamaica. The first phase of this expansion includes more than 500 new career opportunities to be filled in the first quarter of 2017, with the end target of 1,000 total employees for the center. This growth is due to the company's strong business performance particularly within the healthcare industry, which the Jamaica locations primarily serve.

    "This expansion is testament to the quality of service our Jamaica team delivers for HGS's global clients," said Narasimha Murthy, President of Jamaica and Corporate Shared Services, Americas at HGS. "We are excited to grow our footprint here in Jamaica where there's great potential for scale with a large pool of valuable talent to meet HGS's increased client needs. These new additions will help propel us towards greater business success."

    HGS has three existing centers in Kingston, including on Worthington Terrace, Saxthrope Avenue and Constant Spring Road, which is where the fourth center is also located. HGS will recruit permanent, full-time directors, managers, team leaders, customer care associates, and data management analysts for the new center. These positions are ideal for applicants who enjoy problem solving and helping people within a supportive learning environment. Applicants interested in a career with HGS are encouraged to apply online at or through HGS specific social portals. Walk-ins will also be accepted. Previous customer service experience and basic computer skills are an asset.

    HGS offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to its employees. The company has a robust grassroots engagement model for employees as well as the local communities at large. This includes an internal gender diversity program and partnerships with local non-profit organizations to provide skills training to underprivileged people and youth with disabilities. HGS also partners with local educational institutions such as the University of West Indies, the University of Technology and the University College of the Caribbean to help develop local talent. To learn more, visit:

    About Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS)
    HGS is a leader in optimizing the customer experience and helping our clients to become more competitive. HGS provides a full suite of business process management (BPM) services from traditional voice contact center services and transformational DigiCX services that are unifying customer engagement to platform-based, back-office services and digital marketing solutions. By applying analytics, automation, and interaction expertise to deliver innovation and thought leadership, HGS increases revenue, improves operating efficiency, and helps retain valuable customers. HGS expertise spans the telecommunications and media, healthcare, insurance, banking, consumer electronics and technology, retail, and consumer packaged goods industries, as well as the public sector. HGS operates on a global landscape with around 44,000 employees in 66 worldwide locations delivering localized solutions. For the year ended 31st March 2016, HGS had revenues of US$ 507 million. HGS, part of the multi-billion dollar Hinduja Group, has more than four decades of experience working with some of the world's most recognized brands.

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    CONTACT: Andrew Kokes, +1 888 747 7911,; Effy Faller, +1
    312 861 5257,

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    SiriusXM to Announce Full-Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 ResultsCompany to Webcast Earnings Call for Investors and Media

    NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it plans to release full-year and fourth quarter 2016 financial and operating results on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

    SiriusXM will hold a conference call at 8:00 am ET the same day to discuss these results. Investors and the press can listen to the conference call via the company's website at

    About SiriusXM

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

    To download SiriusXM logos and artwork, visit

    This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

    The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: our substantial competition, which is likely to increase over time; our ability to attract and retain subscribers, which is uncertain; consumer protection laws and their enforcement; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; the market for music rights, which is changing and subject to uncertainties; our dependence upon the auto industry; general economic conditions; the security of the personal information about our customers; existing or future government laws and regulations could harm our business; failure of our satellites would significantly damage our business; the interruption or failure of our information technology and communications systems; our failure to realize benefits of acquisitions or other strategic initiatives; rapid technological and industry changes; failure of third parties to perform; harmful interference to our service from new and existing wireless operations; our failure to comply with FCC requirements; modifications to our business plan; our indebtedness; our principal stockholder has significant influence over our affairs and over actions requiring stockholder approval and its interests may differ from interests of other holders of our common stock; and impairment of our business by third-party intellectual property rights. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

    Source: SiriusXM

    Investor Relations contact:

    Hooper Stevens

    Chris Leal

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    Wunderman Seattle Finds New President In Robbee Minicola

    SEATTLE, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wunderman, a leading global digital agency, today announced that Robbee Minicola has been appointed to the role of President of Wunderman Seattle. Minicola joins Wunderman from Microsoft where she served as Director of Global Business Development for over four years.

    Minicola is responsible for driving the agency's vision of being Creatively Driven. Data Inspired. She will oversee day-to-day operations, enhancing client success with new marketing innovations.

    "Robbee is a proven leader with an incredibly strong history combining technology, creativity and data to drive business growth," said Seth Solomons, CEO - North America, Wunderman. "Her tenacity is contagious and will be crucial for Wunderman as we continue to grow and diversify our business in Seattle."

    "When I consider the future of digital creative in the realm of AI, mixed reality and IoT, it became clear that it was time to return to my agency roots," added Minicola. "Wunderman is uniquely able to help brands understand and engage their audiences across all digital platforms and I'm excited to be a part of the dynamic team in Seattle."

    Minicola has an extensive background in marketing, media and M&A experience. Prior to joining Microsoft, Minicola's background includes the roles of CEO at Hybrid TV (TiVo) in Australia and New Zealand, EVP Business Development and Research at the Seven Media Group and Non-Executive Director of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association. Additionally, Minicola has served as an adjunct lecturer in Marketing at the University of Adelaide Graduate School of Business and as the Managing Director of Pasquale Design & Communications in Sydney, Australia.

    About Wunderman

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


    Martina Suess
    +1 (212) 210-3859

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    Destiny Media Technologies, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results

    Return to profitability / 5% Year over Year Revenue Growth

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Destiny Media Technologies (OTCQX: DSNY), the makers of Play MPE((R)), a system for the secure distribution of pre-release music to radio and the developer of Clipstream((R)), a cross-platform player-less video streaming format, today announced its financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended November 30, 2016.


    Highlights during and subsequent to the end of the first quarter include:

    --  Return to profitability with an overall margin of 12%
    --  Total revenue grew by 5% compared the prior year and prior quarter
    --  Fourth consecutive Q over Q revenue growth
    --  Strongest cash position since August 31, 2014

    First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

    Revenue for the quarter ended November 30, 2016 grew by 5% to $892,229. The increase is the result of revenue growth in all major territories in which we operate.

    Q1 2017 saw the company return to profitability with Net Income of $104,128.

    "We are excited to see positive results from allocation of resources to our profitable Play MPE enterprise," said Steve Vestergaard, Chief Executive Officer for Destiny Media Technologies. "We are currently working on adding increased accessibility to the Play MPE product which we expect to launch in Q4 of fiscal 2017."

    First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Earnings Conference Call

    Destiny Media Technologies will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00pm PT) on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, to further discuss its first quarter fiscal year 2017 results. Investors and interested parties may participate in the call by dialing 416-764-8688 or 888-390-0546 and referring to conference ID # 34915777. A written transcript and archived stream will subsequently be made available on Destiny's corporate site at in the Company's proprietary Clipstream((R)) format.

    About Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.

    Destiny Media Technologies (DSY.V) (DSNY) provides services that enable content owners to securely display and distribute their audio and video content digitally through the internet. The Company's two major services are Clipstream((R)) and Play MPE((R)). Clipstream((R)) ( is a video format that plays on any modern smart phone, tablet, internet, TV, or computer. Play MPE((R)) ( provides a standardized method to securely and cost effectively distribute pre-release music to radio stations and other music industry professionals, before it is ready for sale. More information can be found at

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect current views with respect to future events and operating performance. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Destiny Media Technologies is not obligated to update these statements in the future. For more information on the Company's risks and uncertainties relating to those forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section in our Annual Form 10-K ending August 31, 2016, which is available on or

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Expressed in United States dollars) Unaudited Three months Three months Ended Ended November 30, November 30, 2016 2015 $ $ --- --- Service Revenue 892,229 847,721 --------------- ------- ------- Operating expenses General and administrative 178,906 235,383 Sales and marketing 247,406 350,598 Research and development 324,674 319,040 Depreciation and amortization 41,878 49,829 ----------------------------- ------ ------ 792,864 954,850 ------- ------- Income (loss) from operations 99,365 (107,129) Other income Interest income 4,763 6,122 --------------- ----- ----- Net income (loss) 104,128 (101,007) ---------------- ------- -------- Other comprehensive loss, net of tax Foreign currency translation adjustments (33,369) (17,756) ---------------------------- ------- ------- Total comprehensive income (loss) 70,759 (118,763) -------------------------------- ------ -------- Net income (loss) per common share, basic and diluted 0.00 (0.00) ================= ==== ===== Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 55,013,874 53,903,984 Diluted 55,013,874 53,903,984 ======= ========== ==========

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Expressed in United States dollars) Unaudited As at November 30, August 31, 2016 2016 $ $ --- --- ASSETS Current Cash and cash equivalents 961,706 662,743 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,645 [Aug 31, 2016 - $4,049] 483,393 628,135 Other receivables 26,071 15,051 Current portion of long term receivable 125,053 113,834 Prepaid expenses 43,685 61,525 Deposits 21,876 - -------- ------ --- Total current assets 1,661,784 1,481,288 Deposits 552 22,978 Long term receivable 30,823 61,642 Property and equipment, net 154,374 174,951 Intangible assets, net 105,785 110,017 ---------------------- ------- ------- Total assets 1,953,318 1,850,876 ============ ========= ========= LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Accounts payable 179,753 108,157 Accrued liabilities 157,126 190,077 Deferred leasehold inducement 19,788 28,962 Deferred revenue 15,010 23,563 Obligation under capital lease - current portion 5,222 5,240 -------------------------------- ----- ----- Total current liabilities 376,899 355,999 ------------------------- ------- ------- Obligation under capital lease - long term portion 4,853 6,472 -------------------------------- ----- ----- Total liabilities 381,752 362,471 ================= ======= ======= Stockholders' equity Common stock, par value $0.001 Authorized: 100,000,000 shares Issued and outstanding: 55,013,874 shares [Aug 31, 2016 - issued and outstanding 55,013,874 shares] 55,014 55,014 Additional paid-in capital 9,678,482 9,666,080 Accumulated deficit (7,792,184) (7,896,312) Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) (369,746) (336,377) ------------------------------- -------- -------- Total stockholders' equity 1,571,566 1,488,405 -------------------------- --------- --------- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 1,953,318 1,850,876 ===================== ========= =========

    Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Fred Vandenberg, CFO, Destiny Media Technologies, Inc., 604 609
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    Arrow Electronics and CUI Global, Inc.'s Wholly-owned Subsidiary, CUI Inc., Enter into Worldwide Distribution Agreement

    TUALATIN, Ore., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CUI Global, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, CUI Inc. (CUI) has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. In partnering with the digital team at Arrow Electronics, CUI will be able to utilize and Arrow's established network to reach its diverse and expanding global customer base.

    Arrow will distribute over 1000 CUI SKUs across a number of electromechanical technologies. CUI's power portfolio ranges from 1 W to 12,000 W and offers a variety of ac-dc power supplies and dc-dc converters from the front-end to the point-of-load. Complementing its power product line is a diverse range of proven electromechanical devices consisting of audio, interconnect, motion control and thermal management products. Under the agreement, Arrow Electronics has already started a phased rollout of CUI products with stock available immediately for many items at

    "We are very excited to announce our partnership with Arrow Electronics," said CUI's President, Matt McKenzie. "We believe Arrow and their innovative approach to business is an ideal fit for CUI. It is this forward-thinking mindset coupled with Arrow's commitment to supporting the engineer from the design phase to production that aligns well with our goals to ensure our customers' projects are a success from start to finish," McKenzie concluded.

    Added William Clough, president and CEO of CUI Global, Inc., "With the addition of Arrow, we now count four of the industry's top electronics distributors as CUI partners. Given our product mix and our commitment to bringing leading-edge technologies to market, this new partnership enables us to expand our customer reach and drive growth in this division."

    To learn more about CUI, visit

    About CUI Global, Inc.
    Delivering Innovative Technologies for an Interconnected World . . . . .

    CUI Global, Inc., is a publicly traded company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value through the acquisition and development of innovative companies, products and technologies. From Orbital Gas Systems' advanced GasPT2 platform targeting the energy sector, to CUI Inc.'s digital power platform serving the networking and telecom space, CUI Global and its subsidiaries have built a diversified portfolio of industry leading technologies that touch many markets. As a publicly traded company, shareholders are able to participate in the opportunities, revenues, and profits generated by the products, technologies, and market channels of CUI Global and its subsidiaries. But most importantly, a commitment to conduct business with a high level of integrity, respect, and philanthropic dedication allows the organization to make a difference in the lives of their customers, employees, investors and global community.
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    About CUI Inc.
    CUI Inc. is a technology company focused on the development and distribution of electronic components. At the leading edge of power supply design, the organization supports customers as they strive to improve the energy efficiency and environmental credentials of their application. The company's power group is complemented by a portfolio of world-class board level components, consisting of interconnect, audio, motion control and thermal products. An unwavering commitment to create collaborative partnerships with customers and a drive to see that their design project is a success has been a hallmark of CUI's sustained growth since its founding in 1989. As a leader in the industry, CUI will continue to invest in the future through new technologies, talented employees, expanded manufacturing capabilities, and a growing global reach.

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    Burfening/Sanjay Hurry, 212-838-3777,

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    RapidSOS and Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Partner to Equip 9-1-1 Centers with Accurate Location from Smartphone Callers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure and RapidSOS have partnered to provide public safety agencies that use Hexagon's Intergraph(R) Computer-Aided Dispatch (I/CAD) with accurate location and additional data from the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse. Through this partnership, Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) working with Hexagon will be able to harness data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse -- including accurate handset location from all smartphone location sensors.

    Millions of smartphones and other connected devices transmit precise device-based hybrid location and additional data to the RapidSOS Clearinghouse when a 9-1-1 call or other request for emergency is made. Through the RapidSOS integration, I/CAD users will be able to query the RapidSOS Clearinghouse when a wireless call is received to retrieve supplementary location and additional data through NG9-1-1 delivery mechanisms. For the first time, PSAPs are able to fully leverage the capabilities of modern smartphones to aid in emergency response, without a need for the caller to use an app. The partnership will benefit U.S. agencies initially with plans to expand internationally later in the year.

    "Obtaining accurate location from smartphone calls is critical for PSAPs and first responders," said Steven Marz, vice president of product management, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. "Through our partnership with RapidSOS, we can provide our computer-aided dispatch customers with a much-needed new capability that will improve the speed and accuracy of emergency response."

    "We are thrilled to partner with Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure," said Michael Martin, CEO of RapidSOS. "This partnership will transform how 9-1-1 call takers respond to mobile callers, resulting in dramatically improved emergency outcomes for millions of emergencies nationwide, and ultimately globally."

    A global leader in public safety and security, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure helps protect 1 in 12 people worldwide. Hexagon's public safety and security solutions improve the quality, accuracy and availability of critical information, increasing performance and productivity, while reducing the total cost of ownership for mission-critical IT investments.

    About Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
    Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure provides mission-critical and business-critical solutions to governments and service providers. A global leader, proven innovator and trusted partner, our software and industry expertise help improve the lives of millions of people through safer communities, better public services and more reliable infrastructure. Visit

    Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure is part of Hexagon , a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

    About RapidSOS
    RapidSOS is an advanced emergency technology company. Formed in 2012 and backed by some of the world's leading Silicon Valley technologists, RapidSOS is partnering with technology companies and the public safety community to provide transformative data in emergencies. RapidSOS is developing technology to predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, dynamically warn people in harm's way, and link data from any connected device directly to first responders in an emergency. RapidSOS was named "2016 Start-Up of the Year" by the Consumer Technology Association, a Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT News, and Top 3 Innovative World Technologies by SXSW.

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    CONTACT: For more information, contact: Jim Dobbs, Hexagon Safety &
    Infrastructure, +1 256 730 8558,; Regina Jaslow,
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    GE and Actua host digital technology event for "Generation Now"

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - GE - To help business leaders adapt to the rapid pace of change caused by digital innovation and disruption, GE Canada and Actua launched "Future of Work - Digital Innovation for Gen Now," a half-day session to help business leaders learn and experience digital advances in the marketplace. The sessions provide a digital and disruption immersion through discussion and a workshop focused on coding and maker-tools.

    "We're focused on Generation Now - those in the workforce now who weren't born with an ipad in their hands and who might feel like the digital revolution is posing a significant challenge," explains Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada. "The digital transformation we are experiencing on a global level is significant, and for businesses to succeed, we all need to participate regardless of our generation."

    GE and Actua will deliver workshops across Canada in major centres including Calgary, Saskatoon, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. It follows the path of Actua's Maker Mobile tour, an innovation tour bringing experiences to youth in approximately 100 cities and towns across Canada.

    "Actua's Maker Mobile is a moving maker space full of exciting technology like 3D printers, a laser cutter, programmable circuit boards and more," explains Jennifer Flanagan, President and CEO of Actua. "Though our programing is designed for youth, these special sessions are modified to inspire adults to experiment in the digital space."

    Today, Vancouver business leaders heard from a panel of experts including Bill Tam of BC Tech Hub and James Rout of BCIT on how to build skills and encourage innovation in the workplace. Following the panel, participants were guided through a coding and maker-tool workshop where they could experience the technology they can use to solve everyday challenges. Elyse Allan also spoke about the changing work environment.

    "We are experiencing an unprecedented time of change at an unprecedented speed," explains Allan. "To be successful we must continually update our skills, adopt new ways of doing things, not be afraid to take risk, and work collaboratively across multiple generations bringing together both experience and technology."

    About GE

    GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

    About Actua

    Actua is Canada's leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) youth outreach network representing 35 university and college based members. Over 3 million young Canadians have been inspired through their participation in Actua's hands on educational workshops, camps and community outreach initiatives. Each year, Actua's growing network of member organizations reach over 250,000 young Canadians in over 500 communities nationwide. At the national level Actua focuses on the engagement of underrepresented audiences through specialized programs for Indigenous youth, girls and young women, at-risk youth and youth living in Northern and remote communities. Actua's major funders include: Google Canada, Suncor Energy Foundation, GE Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. For more information about Actua, visit

    About Innovation 150

    Innovation150 is a nationwide program from five leading science organizations including Actua, Perimeter Institute, The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, The Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), and The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation that celebrates Canada's innovative past and sparks the ideas and ingenuity that will propel our future. The interactive, yearlong program offers awe-inspiring experiences in science, technology, and innovation across the country for Canada's 150th anniversary. A Canada 150 Signature Initiative: In 2017, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation. Innovation150 was selected by the Department of Canadian Heritage as one of several Canada 150 Signature Initiatives, high-impact national projects that build a sense of pride and attachment to Canada.

    GE Canada

    CONTACT: Karissa Boley, GE Canada,, 403-461-7920

    John Voltz Joins Ferrotec As Business Development Director of the Temescal Division

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferrotec Corporation, a global supplier of materials, components, and precision system solutions and the leading manufacturer of electron beam evaporative coating systems, today announced that John Voltz has joined the company as business development director for the Temescal division. Voltz will be responsible for global business development and customer expansion of the electron beam systems business with a focus in Europe and other select client markets.

    "With Ferrotec's Temescal evaporation system product lines and the Auratus deposition enhancement methodology, we are winning business by delivering superior film coatings with unsurpassed material savings and I'm excited to be leading Ferrotec's efforts to fulfill its ambition in this dynamic space," said Voltz.

    "Throughout his career, John has earned a reputation of delivering value and satisfaction to his customers by building close partnerships and understanding their needs," said Gregg Wallace, Managing Director of Temescal products at Ferrotec. "We look forward to having John's well established Semi and MEMs, IDM and Foundry client relationships contribute to expanding our market reach to a broader range of global clients."

    Voltz is an industry veteran with 35 years of semiconductor capital equipment experience with both public and privately held companies. Most recently Voltz served as VP Global Sales and Service for SSEC until the company's sale to Veeco. Prior to SSEC, Mr. Voltz served as VP Global Field Operations at Genus, Inc. and Matrix Integrated Systems, Inc. and Regional VP, North America and Europe for Mattson Technology, Inc. Voltz has also held various management positions at industry leading equipment suppliers such as Silicon Valley Group, Inc. and Plasma and Materials Technologies, Inc.

    About Ferrotec Corporation

    Founded in 1980, on a technology core of Ferrofluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic((R)) sealing products, Ferrotec Corporation (JASDAQ: 6890 (OTC)) is a worldwide leader in the supply of materials, components, and precision system solutions for industrial businesses. Today, Ferrotec is a global enterprise characterized by substantial intercompany cooperation in the research, manufacturing and marketing of a diverse range of products and services. Ferrotec's Temescal division is the leading manufacturer of electron beam-based evaporative coating systems. For additional information about Ferrotec's products, visit the company's web site at

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    WRMT Addresses OTC Markets Group 'Inappropriate' "Caveat Emptor" Designation; Believes That Recent Share Price Growth Is Solely Due To Previously Announced Business Activities

    MIAMI, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- World Media & Technology Corp. ("Wor(l)d") ( , today would like to address OTC Market Group's recent designation of the stock as "Caveat Emptor", citing a Public Interest Concern under its guidelines.

    WRMT confirms that it is fully compliant with all reporting requirements of the OTC markets alternative reporting guidelines and is Pink Current tier. WRMT also confirms that it is not involved in any type of stock promotion or other activity that would justify a "Caveat Emptor" designation. Instead, WRMT believes that its recent share price appreciation is solely related to the recently announced success of Helo in the marketplace, its partnership with Toshiba at CES and the pending launch of its glucose estimation technology, a world's first in the wearable industry.

    Fabio Galdi, CEO, World Media & Technology Corp., said, "It is unfortunate that our success has triggered such a concern by OTC Markets. While our current share price performance may be unusual for a Pink Sheet stock, it cannot be completely unexpected either given that we have publicly announced some significant and tangible news in recent weeks. For example, our partnership with Toshiba, the pre-launch of Helo at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the announcement of, what we believe, is the World's first wearable, non-invasive, continuous, blood glucose estimation technology using Helo which will generate recurring revenues for WRMT."

    Mr. Galdi continued, "All of these announcements, combined with the worldwide success of our Helo device in the market, are understandable grounds for significant interest in and demand for WRMT stock. Whereas we fully respect OTC Markets desire and responsibility to protect investors, in this case we firmly believe that this designation is entirely inappropriate. WRMT has few shares available in the public float and if demand for our stock is high, then understandably this may have triggered such rapid recent price appreciation. I can also confirm categorically that WRMT is not involved in, and we are unaware of, any promotion/spam activities at all, and that we are not aware of any investigation for fraud or other criminal activities which normally trigger a "Caveat Emptor" designation. We are currently in discussions with, and are providing some requested information to, OTC Markets Group to resolve this issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will continue to focus on our day to day business, despite this unwelcome distraction."

    About Wor(l)d
    World Media & Technology Corp. designs, manufactures and sells connected, next-generation, innovative wearable devices which use its proprietary Life Sensing Technology. It has end-users in over 80 countries which it supports through its exclusive distribution partnership with Wor(l)d Global Network ( For further information, see

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "intends," "believes," and similar expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance of products and technologies, the ability to secure additional sources of finance, the ability to reduce operating expenses, and other factors described in the Company's filings with the OTC Markets Group and with the SEC. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statement due to such risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

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    Want Your Appliance Fixed Faster? Sears Home Services Has A New Solution For ThatGoToAssist Seeit Enables Master Technicians to Remotely See and Diagnose Problems to Get Appliances Running Again as Quickly as Possible

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When Sears Home Services technician Antonio Corzo was in a customer's home in Bound Brook, N.J., last month to repair a washing machine, he encountered an unusual issue that required additional problem-solving. To support him with the issue, he used new technology on his smartphone that Sears Home Services is rolling out nationwide, to share live video and photos of the situation with a master technician at the company's service center in Round Rock, Texas. Within minutes, working together, the problem was resolved and the washing machine was repaired.

    Sears Home Services has teamed with the GoToAssist team to equip its technicians with GoToAssist Seeit on their smartphones, which will help them fix appliances faster, and most of the time, in one visit, making it more convenient for customers to care for their homes. Sears Home Services technicians repair more than 180 appliance brands - not just those sold by Sears. In the event these technicians face an unfamiliar appliance issue, they can now show remote master technicians exactly what they see and receive step-by-step instructions to complete the repair - all without leaving the customer's home.

    "No one likes taking time out of their busy schedules for their appliances to be repaired, especially if it takes longer than anticipated or requires multiple service appointments," said Sean Skelley, president of Sears Home Services. "Now our technicians can use their smartphones to livestream video and photos of appliance problems to our most experienced experts who can coach them toward a solution and get your appliance up and running again quickly. It's like they have master technicians in their pockets."

    Homeowners who have had their appliances repaired by technicians using GoToAssist Seeit:

    --  Save time - Technicians have resolved appliance issues and shortened
    service appointments by as much as 40 minutes.
    --  Gain access to functioning appliances faster - Technicians repaired
    significantly more existing appliances, meaning customers did not have
    to wait for replacement parts for a repair or replace their appliance
    altogether. The result: customers can keep the existing appliance they
    enjoy and are familiar using.

    As the nation's No. 1 provider of appliance services, Sears Home Services has more than 6,000 expert technicians who make nearly seven million service calls annually. Sears offers a complete solution for homeowners, helping members purchase, service and replace their appliances, as well as manage and maintain their homes and a variety of products within their homes, from fitness equipment to lawn mowers and snow blowers. Sears has the largest fleet of services technicians in neighborhoods throughout the U.S., and sells the top 10 appliance brands, including Kenmore.

    For service and support professionals, GoToAssist Seeit is the simplest and fastest way to troubleshoot equipment anywhere. With just one tap, service technicians can securely show remote experts what they are seeing through their mobile device camera.

    About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
    Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation , is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's No. 1 provider of appliance services, with more than 12 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at

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    TCS Positioned in 'Winner's Circle' by HfS Research in Digital Marketing OperationsCites TCS for its Strategy, Strength and Leadership in Providing a Broad Range of Digital Marketing Services Across Verticals

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), , a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that it has been positioned in the highest overall performance category for demonstrating excellence in execution and innovation in digital marketing services by analyst firm HfS Research in its latest Blueprint, "Digital Marketing Operations report."

    HfS Research assessed 14 service providers of digital marketing services in two main categories - Innovation and Execution. This report provides valuable intelligence and insights across the digital marketing value chain that includes marketing content development, content management, campaign management, marketing analytics and reporting, and helps evaluate the best supplier and partner fit to achieve specific digital business goals.

    TCS is a market leader for its extensive experience in digital marketing initiatives, with a broad portfolio of digital marketing solutions and services. TCS' differentiator is the high quality of customer relationships and its forward-thinking strategy that attracts the best talent to its digital marketing operations.

    "TCS has exhibited smart investments in proprietary tools enabling greater efficiency in digital marketing operations, as well as a focus on recruiting bright and fresh talent," said Melissa O'Brien, Research Director, HfS Research. "TCS has a wide variety of digital marketing services with experienced resources, knowledge of web, content, campaign, social and analytics technologies, and solid service delivery that matches customer needs."

    "Digital Reimagination(TM) is helping our clients reimagine their customer segmentation and channels in ways never before possible," said Dr. Satya Ramaswamy, Global Head of Digital Enterprise, TCS. "Our Digital Marketing services, solutions and partnerships are helping customers use analytics to uncover entirely new marketing possibilities, precisely segment customers, identify the most profitable target segments, and fine tune positioning of their products for maximum impact. We are proud to be placed in the Leaderboard by HfS Research in their first ever report on Digital Marketing Operations."

    Digital Marketing is an integral part of TCS' Digital Enterprise Services portfolio, enabling TCS to leverage the collective strength of mobility, big data, social media, cloud, and advanced analytics capabilities to maximize the returns of its customers' marketing investments.

    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

    To stay up-to-date on TCS news in North America, follow @TCS_NA. For TCS global news, follow @TCS_News.

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    CalAmp Enters Supply Chain Visibility Market to Safeguard Goods and Support Regulatory ComplianceCalAmp Supply Chain Integrity Delivers Real-Time Visibility of In-Transit Goods for Improved Supply Chain Performance

    IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CalAmp , a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced it will leverage its acquisition of LoJack to enter the cold chain and supply chain visibility markets with CalAmp Supply Chain Integrity (SCI), an enterprise visibility solution for multinational firms to secure goods in transit, improve supply chain performance and help meet regulatory compliance. CalAmp SCI provides its customers in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotech, food and consumer goods industries with comprehensive supply chain services that enable the reliable, cost effective and safe downstream transit of goods from manufacture to distribution to the end consumer.

    Increasing regulatory requirements and competitive pressures to reduce costs and improve efficiencies are driving the need for real-time visibility of product location, availability and condition in distribution channels. To address these needs, CalAmp is leveraging its industry leading expertise in telematics and its acquisition of LoJack to provide real-time information, monitoring and alerting of critical in-transit cold chain-related movement of goods. CalAmp SCI combines GPS and RF beacon cargo sensors and tracking devices with supply chain applications and access to its SC iOn(TM) Command Portal to allow customers to track and document chain of custody, physical integrity and logistics efficiency. With real-time, web-based visibility of goods in transit, supply chain stakeholders can prevent loss, maintain compliance with business rules and regulatory requirements, and monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, light and humidity to document compliance with regulations.

    "End-to-end visibility of temperature-sensitive drugs, food and high-value consumer goods is now an imperative in the highly regulated consumer goods marketplace," said Paul Washicko, VP and General Manager of CalAmp's SaaS business. "CalAmp SCI services combine LoJack's longstanding experience in supply chain integrity with CalAmp's expertise in telematics and data analytics to enable multinational companies to comply with strict regulatory requirements, maintain a high quality brand reputation and instill consumer confidence."

    For more information on CalAmp SCI solutions for the cold chain market, including cargo integrity, security and supply chain visibility services, visit CalAmp's SCI webpage at

    About CalAmp

    CalAmp is a pure-play pioneer in the connected vehicle and broader Industrial Internet of Things marketplace. The Company's extensive portfolio of intelligent communications devices, robust and scalable telematics cloud services, and targeted software applications streamline otherwise complex Machine-to-Machine (M2M) deployments. These solutions enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring and efficiently reporting business-critical data and desired intelligence from high-value mobile and remote assets. CalAmp is headquartered in Irvine, California and has been publicly traded since 1983. For more information, please visit

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    Kudelski Security Continues its Rapid Expansion with the Acquisition of M&S TechnologiesThe Kudelski Group furthers its cybersecurity division's capabilities, technology portfolio and coverage across south central U.S. region and beyond

    CHESEAUX, Switzerland and PHOENIX, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) today announced the acquisition of Dallas-based M&S Technologies, Inc. (M&S), a specialist provider of cyber and network security solutions. M&S will be added to its rapidly growing division, Kudelski Security - trusted cybersecurity innovator for the world's most security-conscious organizations - broadening its capabilities with proven technology and senior staff, while adding marquee clients as it further expands coverage across Texas and the south central United States. M&S has a strong reputation for developing advanced network security architectures and solutions enabling particularly effective cyber defenses.

    Following Milestone Systems - based in Minneapolis - in 2016, M&S is a new cybersecurity company acquired by the Kudelski Group in the U.S. In August, Kudelski Security established its U.S. headquarters in Phoenix where it will also unveil a state-of-the-art Cyber Fusion Center in the coming months.

    Andre Kudelski, Kudelski Group Chairman and CEO, said: "Providing global cybersecurity solutions is a strategic part of the Group's future growth. To achieve our goals, we have a multi-dimensional approach, including technological excellence and geographic expansion. The addition of M&S broadens our technical capabilities and provides us a strong foothold in the south central region of the U.S."

    Kudelski Security's integrated solution portfolio includes high impact advisory services, encompassing: technology solutions, implementation and training services, next generation managed security services, IoT security, custom research and development capabilities. The M&S acquisition enhances Kudelski Security's technology solutions and services business with expanded partnerships and additional service and support resources.

    Rich Fennessy, CEO of Kudelski Security, noted: "Cybersecurity initiatives need to continue to grow at a rapid pace in the U.S., in Europe and around the world. To address these needs, Kudelski Security is expanding its reach, products, services and professional resources to quickly bring its brand of cybersecurity solutions to new markets and new clients. We look forward to leveraging M&S capabilities and resources to deliver optimum security to clients in this important region of the U.S. and beyond."

    M&S co-founders Sean Stenovitch and Mark Miller said: "M&S was founded on a desire to help clients find and deploy solutions to secure their data and systems and we have grown into a business with tremendous client satisfaction. We're excited to join forces with Kudelski Security and bring new capabilities to our markets - products and services our clients have been asking for - to improve security and decrease risk."

    Andre Kudelski, Kudelski Group Chairman and CEO, added: "Establishing a local presence in Texas for cybersecurity is important for us. We highly value the M&S team that will continue to serve its client's base from Texas as well as new clients nationwide."

    About the Kudelski Group
    The Kudelski Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX:KUD:S). It is a world leader in digital security; its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenues of content owners and service providers for digital television. The Group also offers cyber security solutions and services focused on helping companies assess risks and vulnerabilities and protect their data and systems. The Kudelski Group is also a technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and Phoenix (AZ), USA. For more information, please visit

    About Kudelski Security
    Kudelski Security is the premier advisor and cybersecurity innovator for today's most security-conscious organizations. Our long-term approach to client partnerships enables us to continuously evaluate their security posture to recommend solutions that reduce business risk, maintain compliance and increase overall security effectiveness. With clients that include Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations in Europe and across the United States, we address the most complex environments through an unparalleled set of solution capabilities including consulting, technology, managed security services and custom innovation. For more information, visit

    About M&S Technologies, Inc.
    M&S Technologies is a provider of information security solutions, enabling clients to manage information security risks while ensuring compliance requirements. M&S assess customer's existing environments and builds comprehensive plans, processes, and policies to mitigate and control information security risks. M&S strives to provide best of breed solutions to its customers with vendor consideration factors such as quality of solution, ease of use, end-user support and channel strategy. M&S was founded in 2004 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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    Top 2017 Wedding Trends Unveiled by The KnotMore Couples are Giving Back, Upping the Entertainment Factor and Gifting More to Guests This Year

    NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace, today released its annual Wedding Trends Report of the top trends for 2017. Inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, which symbolizes a reconnection with nature, one another and a larger purpose, we're seeing a rise in decor going au naturel and couples giving back with their weddings in more ways than one.

    "Weddings continue to be the ultimate personal statement for couples, completely customized to feature their favorite foods, florals and traditions. But today's couples want to give back on their wedding day too," said Kellie Gould, editor in chief of The Knot. "In addition to registering for cookware and cutlery they're also registering for their favorite charity. Furthermore, today's couples are concerned with the impact their celebrations are having on the environment, opting for greener alternatives for food, flowers, invitations, party favors and more."

    The Knot Wedding Trends Report for 2017

    Reduced Carbon Footprint Fetes
    Hosting an incredible wedding while also reducing the carbon footprint is on trend in 2017. For food and flowers, opt for in season and locally sourced. Earth-friendly invitations can be made by printing with soy-based inks on recycled paper. For place cards, forget the paper and have a calligrapher write each guest's name on stones that can be kept as personalized favors afterward. Once the guests have gone home, don't toss the flowers. Donate to a hospital or nursing home to spread joy to others.

    Ask for What You Really Want
    From cash to camping gear and even museum memberships, couples can ask for just about anything today--including supporting a cause close to heart. Charity registries are on the rise and couples can register for a charity on For each gift purchased, The Knot will donate to their chosen cause.

    The Ultimate Guest Gifting Lounge
    This fun twist on the hotel welcome bag is ideal for destination weddings. Instead of stuffing and delivering them yourself, let your guests do the work. Set up a room full of swag like snacks, drinks and local sweet treats and let guests choose their favorite items. This also gives you the opportunity to meet and greet guests in person when they arrive.

    Icebreaker Guest Games
    Weddings today are an all weekend affair, so it's essential your guests meet and get to know each other. What better way to get your guests mixing and mingling than with the ultimate grown-up icebreaker: games. Personalized Mad Libs about your first encounter and crossword puzzles that keep guests guessing your favorite date spot are great ways to break the ice before the ceremony or during the cocktail hour. Lawn games like croquet, horseshoes and corn hole are perfect for promoting new friendship at an outdoor wedding or cocktail hour.

    Exceptional Entertainment
    When it comes to entertainment, couples are pulling out all the stops to entertain their guests. Aerialists, acrobats, live painters and even choirs belting out Beyonce have made their way into weddings. If that's too trendy, try a traditional route with music, but pair it with a performance--like a classical quartet and ballerinas in tutus. Have a noise ordinance at your outdoor locale? Host a "silent disco" where guests wear headphones and dance to their own beat.

    One With Nature
    If you can't celebrate under the stars, bring the outside in. Add oversize potted trees and shrubbery to a ballroom for an enchanted forest look. Natural elements like wood and stone can be incorporated into your table settings, and hanging flowers over tables or the dance floor creates an instant wow factor.

    Image Mapping Technology
    Want to turn your indoor venue into a lush garden, but don't have the budget for thousands of flowers and potted trees? Try a new projection technology called image mapping that allows you to transform a space with lighting and moving pictures. Give your ceremony and reception its own special vibe by changing scenes from one to the next. You can even use this technology on your wedding cake. Not only is this trend tech forward, it benefits the environment and will save you money on flowers and decor.

    Metallic Dresses & Breezy Silhouettes
    Metallic dresses--think tasteful gold threading and silver beading--flooded the runways during Bridal Fashion Week. Wearing a metallic dress may seem like a bold move, but it's perfect for a sophisticated, evening affair. Also big this year, effortless dresses with flowing fabrics. They're a must-have for providing a lightweight, ethereal vibe for destination weddings or even to wear for a second look. Detachable skirts, floral embellishments and off-the-shoulder looks will also make an appearance on the aisle.

    Formal Portrait Studios
    There's a new twist on the traditional photo booth: portrait studios. Just like the traditional photo booth, there's a designated space and sometimes props, but instead of posing with feather boas and silly sunglasses, a live photographer asks you to vogue for the camera. The result is a glamorous, intimate portrait in your finest attire. Also in for 2017 is the live illustrator who walks the party sketching guests throughout the night.

    Translucent Cakes
    The new take on the naked cake is the translucent cake. Instead of totally bare tiers, translucent cakes have a thin veil of frosting with just a bit of the cake showing. Typically iced in buttercream, these sweet delights are topped with fresh flowers or in-season fruits that hint at the flavors of the cake filling.

    Furry Friends
    The hottest wedding guests of 2017 have four legs and supersoft coats. From bunnies and donkeys to llamas and pigs, couples having rustic barn weddings are incorporating farm animals into the wedding day.

    A Movable Feast
    With food trucks and passed multicourse meals, the sit-down dinner is starting to be replaced with more interactive options. Set up stations that feature your favorite eats, like a raw bar with a waiter live-shucking oysters or wine and cheese pairings with an on-site sommelier. If you don't want to forgo a plated dinner, host a cool cocktail hour and serve the main meal family style for a twist on tradition.

    About The Knot
    The Knot is the nation's leading wedding resource and marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that's uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. , which helps people navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments--from getting married to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at and follow on social media: and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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    Artprice Launches Continuous Newsfeed on Twitter: the Art Market in 140 Characters on Twitter

    PARIS, January 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Artprice and its press agency ArtMarket Insight have developed a continuous art market Twitter newsfeed

    This newsfeed, exclusively on Twitter, is a multilingual service aimed at 27 million Twitter followers worldwide, including all the major museums of Old, Modern and Contemporary art, all the major auctioneers, all the primary art market media and all of the market's key Market Makers.

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    In 2016 Artprice tests on 48 million 'Twitter impressions' gave Artprice an 18% 'engagement rate' on its authorised newsfeeds (certified Twitter stats for 2016 and 2017).

    This news is exclusive since the bulk of it originates from big-data processing of Artprice databases and its subsidiary and therefore allows the real-time delivery of a continuous mass of data and indices to make the Art Market an efficient market.

    The certified Twitter accounts @artmarketdotcom, @artpricedotcom and Artprice @artprice are now the market's primary references as confirmed by the "re-tweets" (RT) and "likes" of the world's major art institutions and Market Makers.

    The development and fine-tuning of this service, which took 18 months, has confirmed that the primary news delivered by news agencies like Artprice -- world leader in Art Market information and industry 4.0 data -- must receive priority channeling through the Twitter social network, which, although smaller than Facebook, reaches nearly 100% of the art market's efficient players.

    With its built-in tools and customised Artprice applications, Twitter allows a real-time contribution to the efficiency of the global Art Market, similar to the newsfeeds that drive financial markets.

    By pursuing this joint initiative with Twitter, Artprice is filling a major gap in art market information that is particularly in-demand on the West Coast of the United States and in the Middle East, Australia, South Africa, Israel, Hong Kong and Singapore. The engagement rates in each of these regions are currently close to 20%. copyright 1987-2017 Thierry Ehrmann

    About Artprice:

    Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 - Bloomberg: PRC - Reuters: ARTF.

    Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 630,000 artists. Artprice Images(R) gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice's art historians.

    Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world's principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world's leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label).

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    ARTE: A gigantic Christmas tree in the guise of a butt plug, a machine that defecates five-star meals, an icon immersed in urine and staged corpses - subversive, trash, provocative or insulting? Thierry Ehrmann, the man behind The Abode of Chaos dixit "The New York Times", an artist and the founder of Artprice, is the mouthpiece for scandal and discloses the workings of the most striking controversies in contemporary art. And scandal sells. 9 episodes are online:

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    Protiviti Promotes Susan Haseley to Executive Vice President

    MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global consulting firm Protiviti has promoted Susan Haseley from managing director to executive vice president. Haseley has had a number of responsibilities at Protiviti including leader of the firm's global Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry practice, leader of the Dallas market and, since 2010, leader of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion initiative. An accomplished business advisor to clients, Haseley has also excelled at developing opportunities for Protiviti employees. Under her leadership, the firm's Dallas office has been recognized multiple times as one of the best places to work in Texas.

    Haseley will continue to drive the diversity and inclusion initiative in her executive role, as part of the firm's commitment to promoting an environment of inclusion with equal access to opportunity and advancement. Among the policies and best practices she has implemented at Protiviti were the establishment of employee network groups that serve employees interested in various initiatives and issues regarding communities including women, parents, military veterans, multi-cultural and LGBTQ. In addition to her executive team responsibilities, Haseley will continue to lead the Dallas office and will work closely with key clients in the market.

    In the fall of 2016, Haseley was recognized in the Excellence in Leadership category of Consulting magazine's Women Leaders in Consulting awards. The prestigious award honors top female executives for achievements in the consulting industry.

    "Susan is a welcome addition to our executive leadership team," said Protiviti President and CEO Joseph Tarantino. "This achievement reflects her career success serving clients, and also her dynamic leadership of our diversity and inclusion initiative, which enables Protiviti to offer our employees a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace. Our consultants' diverse range of backgrounds and experiences helps us offer the most creative and effective solutions to our clients."

    With more than 30 years of experience focused on risk and technology consulting and internal audit services, Haseley has been with Protiviti since the firm's inception in 2002. She will report directly to President and CEO Joseph Tarantino.

    Haseley received her MBA from the University of Dallas and bachelor's degree in information systems from Ohio University. She holds the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications and is trained as a Six Sigma Green Belt. Haseley is a member of several professional organizations, including The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) where she serves on the International IT Guidance Committee; Information Systems Audit and Control Association (lSACA); the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA); the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

    Haseley serves on the board of the Dallas chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and participates on the Dallas Chamber Executive Women's Roundtable. She is active in community service through various organizations including the National Charity League and the Dallas chapter of Junior Achievement.

    About Protiviti
    Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Through its network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit.

    Protiviti has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000((R)) and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500((R)) companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half . Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

    Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services. Protiviti is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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    TI technology extends flight time and battery life of quadcopters and industrial dronesNew reference designs feature latest innovation in battery management and motor control efficiency

    DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced two circuit-based subsystem reference designs that will help manufacturers add flight time and extend battery life to quadcopters and other non-military consumer and industrial drones used to deliver packages, provide surveillance or communicate and assist at long distances.

    "Flight time continues to be a top design challenge for recreational quadcopters and professional drones, especially those being used by companies for beyond visual line-of-sight operation. Delivery companies want drones with enhanced battery life, and are testing delivery of parcels with drones to see how far they can go," said Stelios Kotakis, senior analyst of data transmission & managed services with IHS Markit. According to a recent IHS Markit study*, almost 50 percent of drones in the market have an estimated battery life of less than 30 minutes, 35 percent can fly between 31 and 60 minutes and the remaining 15 percent and less can fly more than an hour - all under ideal flying conditions without additional payload.

    Breakthrough battery management design
    TI's 2S1P Battery Management System (BMS) reference design transforms a drone's battery pack into a smart diagnostic black box recorder that accurately monitors remaining capacity and protects the Li-Ion battery throughout its entire lifetime. Designers can use the drone BMS reference design to add gauging, protection, balancing and charging capabilities to any existing drone design and improve flight time. Leveraging the bq4050 multi-cell Li-Ion gas (fuel) gauge to accurately measure remaining capacity over the entire life of the battery, the design also features the bq24600 battery charge controller and a high-efficiency DC/DC converter to achieve high-efficiency power conversion efficiency.

    High-speed performance for efficient motors
    Another barrier to increased flight time has been the inefficiency of turning a drone's propellers. TI's new reference design for drone electronic speed controllers (ESCs) will help manufacturers create drones with longer flight times and more smooth and stable performance. The Sensorless High-Speed Field Oriented Control Reference Design for Drone Electronic Speed Control helps electronic speed controllers achieve the highest possible efficiency with performance for speeds more than 12,000 rpm (> 1.2kHz electrical) including fast-speed reversal capability for more stable roll movement.

    The design features TI's C2000(TM) MCU InstaSPIN-FOC(TM) solution, including an F28027F microcontroller for precise motor control and FAST(TM) field observer proprietary software algorithm that estimates the rotor flux, angle, speed and torque. Motor parameter information is used to tune the current control bandwidth. Unlike other techniques, the FAST sensorless observer algorithm is completely self-tuning, requiring no adjustments for proper operation and propeller control. The design also includes a 60-V LMR16006 SIMPLE SWITCHER(R) DC/DC converter with ultra-low quiescent current to efficiently manage a drone's lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries.

    Find out more about TI and drone subsystem design capabilities:

    --  Get more information on TI's analog and embedded processors for drone
    subsystem designs.
    --  Download reference designs from the TI's reference design library.

    About Texas Instruments
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at

    FAST, C2000, SIMPLE SWITCHER and InstaSPIN-FOC are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

    *Information based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, Service Robots & Drones Report - 2016. Information is not an endorsement of Texas Instruments. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit for more details.

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    Using Branded Value to Drive Engagement and Incentivize Behavior: Blackhawk Network Partners with Upside, a New Business Travel SolutionMore than 50 gift card brands now available as incentives to encourage business travelers to make lower cost and flexible travel choices

    PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackhawk Network--a pioneer of gift cards, payments tools and rewards delivered via a robust and convenient network--today announced it has partnered with Upside, a business travel site. Upside--the latest travel innovation from Priceline Founder, Jay Walker--is a new online travel website that can save companies on business travel expenses while also giving the traveler free gift cards. Through the partnership, more than 50 of Blackhawk's vast network of gift card providers are currently available as rewards for travelers willing to make lower cost and flexible travel choices.

    "In today's world of the connected consumer, brands are looking to make more meaningful connections and engage their customers. One example of how they are doing this is through forms of branded value--like gift cards, which have an expanded utility beyond gifting occasions," said Talbott Roche, CEO and president of Blackhawk Network. "Likewise, businesses are also looking at how to get more engagement out of their employees. By using branded value as an incentive mechanism, Upside's concept is a great example of how businesses can build engagement and change behavior with their company travelers."

    Upside is able to do this by getting a combination of discounts with a range of hotel and airline providers, and bundling air and hotel selections, while also leveraging the traveler's flexibility to achieve lower prices. The site allows all parties to benefit by saving employers money and awarding employees to make better travel choices.

    "Not only are we offering simple ways to save money on business trips by providing value to both the traveler in the form of gift cards and to the employer in the form of lower travel costs, we're building an incentive system right into the travel selection process," said Jay Walker, CEO and founder of Upside. "By providing free gift cards, we are able to incent people to behave differently by rewarding them even before they travel."

    As the traveler goes through the travel purchasing process, they can earn rewards in the form of gift card value. Once the traveler makes their selection and purchase, their gift card rewards are loaded in their Upside account.

    The traveler can convert their gift card rewards balance into an available gift card for the merchant, and for a denomination that their points can support. A variety of gift cards from Blackhawk's vast network of card partners are available, including:

    --  Foot Locker, Inc. brands (Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot
    --  The Home Depot
    --  Lowe's
    --  Nike
    --  Target

    For more information, visit

    About Blackhawk Network
    Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading global stored value and payments provider, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, telecom products, and financial services products in retail, digital and incentive channels. Blackhawk's digital platform enables the management of stored value products, promotions, and loyalty programs across a network of digital distribution partners including retailers, financial service providers, and mobile wallets. For more information, please visit or product websites Cardpool, Gift Card Lab, Gift Card Mall, and OmniCard.

    About ( is led by Priceline Founder Jay Walker and a team of former senior Priceline executives including former Priceline CTO Scott Case; former President Priceline Europe, Tim Brier; and former Priceline Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Breitenbach. is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with facilities in Stamford, CT and New York, NY. For more information, visit: or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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