Company Plans to Reinvest Capital in "Intelligent Marketing" Capabilities and Global Expansion in 2017
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueFocus Communication Group Co. Ltd. ("BlueFocus") or ("the Company") earlier this month announced its 2016 preliminary earnings, reporting a profit of RMB852.3 million (approximately US$123.3 million), up 610.06% from 2015. Net income attributable to common shareholders was RMB668.5 million (approximately US$96.7 million), up 887.38%. Additionally, the Company received private placement proceeds of RMB 1.75 billion (approximately US$250 million).
Looking ahead, BlueFocus is expected to generate robust profit growth through both revenue and cost synergies in 2017. The new capital raised will be re-invested within the company to support strategic initiatives in "intelligent marketing," a term the company coined referring to data-driven marketing enterprises, as well as business globalization and international expansion.
Chairman and CEO of BlueFocus Communication Group Oscar Zhao said "In 2017, BlueFocus will kick off the second stage of our initiatives towards going global and intelligent marketing where we complete the integration of our expansive products and services. The ultimate goal is to provide clients with a one-step, end-to-end intelligent marketing solution, and to be a global leader within the scope of the next five years."
The Company's strategic investments through a series of mergers and acquisitions, with focus on multi-faceted integrated marketing offerings, and global development, continue to drive impressive and sustainable growth. In 2017, revenue from mobile related business is projected to grow more than 50%, and revenue from digital capabilities are expected to bring in 50% of total revenue globally.
About BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group, founded in 1996, is China's leading advertising, PR, digital marketing and communications company, and is also the top communications company in Asia by revenues. It was ranked No. 9 in the 2016 Top 10 Global PR Agency Rankings by the Holmes Report. Headquartered in Beijing, China, with over 6,000 professionals globally, BlueFocus provides intelligent marketing services covering digital marketing, public relations, mobile and traditional advertising, creative media production and media buying, E-commerce solutions, cloud based CRM, big data intelligence and social media insights & marketing. BlueFocus went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SHE: 300058) in 2010 and has been expanding its digital and operational footprint globally serving over 1,500 brands in China and worldwide.
BlueFocus International, headquartered in Mountain View, California overseas international investments and manages a portfolio of award-winning agencies including We Are Social, fuseproject, Cossette, Vision 7 Media, Citizen Relations, The Camps Collective and Jungle Media.
For more information and a list of BlueFocus subsidiaries, visit www.bluefocusgroup.com/en/gylb/
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MELVILLE, N.Y., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to announce that Eastern Florida State College has selected the RadPRO(1)(R) URS Universal Radiography System and the RadPRO ELITE XM Overhead/Ceiling Mounted Digital Radiography System, each equipped with a Canon CXDI Wireless Detector, for its educational needs at its new Health Sciences Institute on its Melbourne campus. Hands-on learning is a valuable tool that can simulate clinical environments and help radiography students develop the proper skill and technique to operate radiography equipment that may otherwise not be gained from a classroom environment alone.
The Radiography Program at Eastern Florida State College trains students for careers as technologists in diagnostic radiography, and requires robust and reliable imaging solutions to train its students to perform the technical procedures required to produce X-ray studies for the diagnosis of disease and injury. With many of its radiography students familiar with RadPRO digital radiography systems used at local hospitals, the college chose the RadPRO URS Universal Radiography System and RadPRO ELITE XM Overhead/Ceiling Mounted Digital Radiography Systems to provide its students with hands-on training to instill and refine key skills such as patient positioning.
"One mission of the Radiography Program at Eastern Florida State College is to meet the needs of the students by offering quality instruction using theory and performance-based instruction, which will enable the student to graduate with the necessary skills to succeed as a radiographer. Accordingly, in introducing our new educational facility, it was important that we chose radiography systems that were not only trusted by local healthcare organizations, but were also very reliable, high-quality digital radiography systems that could help our educators provide students with quality instruction," said Sandra Lanza, Radiography Program Clinical Coordinator, Eastern Florida State College.
"Experiential learning can assist students in preparing for real-world circumstances, helping to position them for success in clinical environments. We are proud that Eastern Florida State College chose to purchase two RadPRO radiographic solutions to enrich the training of radiology students," said Tsuneo Imai, vice president and general manager, Healthcare Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and president, Virtual Imaging, Inc.
RadPRO URS Universal Radiography System
The RadPRO URS Universal Radiography System offers features for fast, simple patient positioning. The system's U-arm design maintains constant alignment between the X-ray tube and image receptor, regardless of tilt position or image receptor angle. Designed for use in all general radiology applications, its superb flexibility makes it easy and cost-effective to install and use without compromising imaging capability.
RadPRO ELITE XM Overhead/Ceiling Mounted Digital Radiography System
Designed for optimal radiographic results, this modern, multi-purpose overhead mounted digital radiography system can help technicians perform exams with confidence. The RadPRO ELITE System helps achieve easy, efficient exams needed by today's high-volume hospital imaging departments. Equipped with a high-frequency generator, elevating four-way float table, chest unit, and overhead X-ray support, it provides precision positioning with speed and effortless movements.
For more information about radiography solutions from Canon and Virtual Imaging, visit usa.canon.com/dr.
About Virtual Imaging, Inc.
Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon Company, combines unmatched experience, extensive resources and broad business functions. Virtual Imaging collaborates with large complex hospitals, imaging centers, private physician offices and government organizations to support them in becoming efficient, high-performance healthcare providers and professionals with the latest in digital radiography technology. Virtual Imaging assists in the forward advancement of its clients, from strategic planning to day-to-day operations, with commitment to providing products and services for diagnostic equipment, imaging solutions and digital flat panel technology. In addition to healthcare organizations, Virtual Imaging also provides solutions to the U.S. veterinary sector and to the security industry - a field deployable radiography system for military use and a full-body security screening system to help address certain security needs of jails, prisons and other high-security environments.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. , ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.(**) Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED(R) Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Evite, the leading digital service for bringing people together, and Common Sense Media, the leading nonprofit organization helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, today announced a partnership to promote the importance and benefits of device-free gatherings with family and friends.
Evite and Common Sense Media have launched a joint landing page at www.evite.com/c/commonsensemedia which provides site users with practical ideas, advice and tools for implementing device-free events. Evite has designed and added to its service a series of digital invitations with a device-free theme, including dinner parties, potlucks, kids' sleepovers and more. In addition, Evite has developed original video content for users of the joint landing page with tips for hosting device-free gatherings.
As part of the partnership, Evite is also helping to promote Common Sense Media's national #DeviceFreeDinner campaign launched last fall.
"Research confirms the importance of family dinner for kids, including better vocabularies, fewer behavior problems, less substance abuse, and more," said Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Common Sense. "Beyond that, families can benefit from the quality time and face-to-face conversation that a device-free dinner offers, and the feedback we have received from parents and kids echoes that sentiment. We are excited to team up with the event experts at Evite to share the benefits of device-free gatherings with an even larger audience."
"Evite exists to bring people together face to face, and this partnership with Common Sense Media reinforces the value of meaningful connections with loved ones," said Victor Cho, Chief Executive Officer of Evite. "Technology plays an important role in our lives, but it can also be isolating. We're encouraging our users to explore device-free events in their own lives, and maybe even make it the new normal for dinner and beyond."
Evite (www.evite.com) is the leading digital service for bringing people together. With a wide array of free, easy-to-use invitation designs and inspirational party-planning tools, the company has sent over 2 billion event invitations in its history, enabling approximately 3 billion unique face-to-face connections. Evite makes getting together effortless and more memorable for its 100+ million annual users, sending 20,000 invitations every hour and handling hundreds of millions of RSVPs every year. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, attributed to the Liberty Ventures Group .
About Common Sense
Common Sense is the nation's leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a powerful voice for kids and families in the 21st century. Millions of families, educators, and policymakers turn to Common Sense every day to access our independent rating systems, unbiased research, and trusted tools and advice that help them navigate a rapidly changing digital landscape at home and at school. Learn more at commonsense.org.
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IRVING, Texas and BALTIMORE, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexstar Media Group, Inc. ("Nexstar") and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ("Sinclair"), (together referred to as "the Parties") announced today that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding regarding the establishment of a consortium that will promote spectrum aggregation, innovation and monetization and enhance their abilities to compete in the wireless data transmission sector. The consortium, which will be jointly owned and controlled equally by the founding Parties, has agreed to collaborate on a non-exclusive basis and the consortium is intent on exploring the inclusion of other television broadcasting entities. Nexstar and Sinclair are two of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation and collectively own and operate television stations reaching approximately 60% of the country.
Unlike prior industry efforts which were based on flawed technology, this consortium has been established in anticipation of the adoption of the ATSC 3.0 "Next Generation" broadcast transmission standard and its proven capabilities. The consortium will promote innovation and develop and explore products and services associated with ATSC 3.0 and monetization opportunities such as spectrum utilization, virtual MVPD platforms, multicast channels, automotive applications, single frequency networks and wireless data applications, among others.
Upon adoption of ATSC 3.0, consumers will be able to integrate video content and data across numerous "smart" devices, to more effectively and efficiently address their information and entertainment needs. With the proper technology and data gathering methodologies, Nexstar and Sinclair expect to capture significant and meaningful information relating to consumers' actual viewing and consumption behaviors. As a result, broadcasters will no longer have to rely on expensive third party measurement services with small sample sizes and unverified results. The value of this captured data across all Next Gen-enabled devices and their users can be monetized several ways. For advertisers, it will provide greater efficiency for their spend with elevated addressability, personalization and accountability. Similarly broadcasters will realize greater efficiencies in reaching and monetizing a significantly larger advertising market.
Perry A. Sook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. commented, "We are delighted to join forces with Sinclair who has led the industry in advancing the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard and its adoption. By establishing a formal collaborative effort to advance the promotion of spectrum utilization, innovation and monetization through ATSC 3.0, we can more quickly bring its ground breaking benefits to broadcasters, viewers and advertisers based on the new technology's ability to deliver targeted advertising. With the near-term conclusion of the FCC Incentive Auction, Nexstar and Sinclair are leading the industry in ensuring that we bring our respective shareholders appropriate value from increasingly scarce and in-demand spectrum. In addition, we welcome the involvement of other broadcasters who share our enthusiasm for the new technology which will allow our industry to continue to thrive in today's multi-platform world."
Chris Ripley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. added, "Nexstar shares our vision for broadcast standard innovation and the benefits of knowing with precise accuracy who is viewing our programming, what they're watching and when they're watching. Data gathering, measurement and viewer behavior are critical considerations for advertisers and our collaborative initiative will ensure that Sinclair, Nexstar and perhaps other industry participants are out of the blocks quickly once ATSC 3.0 is launched. We believe this effort will maximize the value of our programming and ad inventory while creating new cross platform revenue opportunities that will benefit our respective shareholders."
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 170 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets or nearly 39% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar's portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar's community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 508 channels and has affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is one of the leading local news providers in the country, as well as a producer of live sports content. Sinclair's content is delivered over multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
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ATLANTA, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. today announced that Jeff Dodge and Doug Brandberg of Investor Relations will meet with investors in Minneapolis on Wednesday, March 22nd and in Toronto, Canada on Thursday, March 23rd.
Dodge and Brandberg will discuss the company's fourth quarter 2016 performance, as well as the strategic outlook for 2017.
An archive of the presentation will be available at investor.equifax.com.
Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses trusted unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. The company organizes, assimilates and analyzes data on more than 820 million consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide, and its database includes employee data contributed from more than 7,100 employers.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500(R) Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 9,500 employees worldwide.
Some noteworthy achievements for the company include: Ranked 13 on the American Banker FinTech Forward list (2015); named a Top Technology Provider on the FinTech 100 list (2004-2015); named an InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner (2014-2015); named a Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal Constitution (2013-2015); named one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies (2011-2015); named one of Forbes' World's 100 Most Innovative Companies (2015). For more information, visit www.equifax.com.
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HONG KONG, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SGOCO Group, Ltd. ("SGOCO" or the "Company"), a company focused on product design, distribution, and brand development in the display and computer product market in China as well as energy saving products and services worldwide, today announced that BOCA International Limited ("BOCA"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has signed a letter of intent (the "LOI") with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited ("HAECO"), a subsidiary of Swire Group. Pursuant to the LOI, HAECO will engage BOCA to design, supply and install a new Ultra-High Efficiency BOCA Hybrid Power Chiller Plant (the "Project") through a Performance Contract for HAECO's facility at the Hong Kong International Airport
Established in Hong Kong in 1950, HAECO is one of the world's leading independent aircraft engineering and maintenance groups. It is one of the world largest Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service providers in terms of capacity.
Dr. Richard Chan, the Chief Technology Officer of BOCA estimated that the annual electricity running cost saving through the Project is approximately HK$5.4~7.2million (30~40% of the existing chiller plant annual electricity consumption), and also the power consumption will be reduced approximate 5,400,000kWh annually, which equal to reduction of CARON EMISSION 4,212,000kg.
BOCA has successfully installed and operated BocaPCM-TES for a number of real estate projects worldwide, including in the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Regarding this new project of BOCA which the Company acquired at the end of last year, Mr. Shi-Bin Xie, Chief Executive Officer of SGOCO, commented, "We are pleased to see the initial results of the integration of Boca and transformation of the Company to the energy saving and environmental protection business. The Company will continue its efforts to further develop such new business and achieve our goals."
About SGOCO Group, Ltd.
SGOCO Group, Ltd. is focused on product design, brand development and distribution in the Chinese display and computer product market as well as energy saving products and services. SGOCO sells its products and services in the Chinese market and abroad. For more information about SGOCO, please visit our investor relations website: http://www.sgocogroup.com
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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE today announced advancements of the SAP(R) Vora(TM) solution to help customers accelerate project implementations and offer speed, ease and affordability to their enterprise business analytics. In addition, SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services (formerly known as Altiscale) expanded its fully managed Hadoop/Spark platform services to Europe. SAP Vora is planned to be launched on SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services in both the United States and Europe. These announcements were made at Strata + Hadoop World 2017 being held March 14-17 in San Jose.
"Combining the latest release of SAP Vora with the expanded availability of SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services into Europe demonstrates that SAP has enterprise-class solutions for a broad range of Big Data needs," said Greg McStravick, president, Database & Data Management at SAP. "SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services will help enterprises achieve a high-performance, production-ready Hadoop environment with minimal effort, while SAP Vora helps organizations bring Big Data insights into the enterprise."
"SAP Vora is an enterprise-ready, in-memory distributed computing solution that uses and extends the Apache Spark execution framework to provide interactive analytics on Hadoop," said Dan Vesset, group VP and lead of IDC's Big Data and analytics research. "Along with an intuitive web interface, SAP Vora opens up self-service Big Data discovery to a broader set of users in the organization, making it easier for these insights to be utilized in business decision making."
New Built-In Capabilities Simplify How Businesses Run in the Digital World and Deliver Real Business Insights
Additional capabilities include the following:
-- Industry value accelerators offer a content kit with sample solution components that are tailored for specific industry use cases yet customizable and extendable. SAP plans to offer them for free. -- Easy deployment on the cloud through Amazon Web Services Marketplace and SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services is designed to give SAP Vora customers more flexibility, allowing them to scale as needed without managing the infrastructure. The intent is to support more innovation and to give customers the ability to integrate with existing solutions. -- Cloudera certification for SAP Vora is now part of Cloudera Certified Partners. SAP Vora successfully completed the end-to-end testing and validation of the various requirements, including qualification and product requirement document, security and test plans as part of the certification. -- For on-premise deployments, SAP Vora is supported by all major Hadoop vendors including Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR.
SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services Now Available in Europe
SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services are immediately available to EU customers from SAP's state-of-the-art data center in St. Leon-Rot, Germany. European customers can also benefit from the Hadoop operations services that are included for all SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services customers. The operational services, in combination with the optimized data centers, help ensure that customers enjoy a Big Data experience that is high-performance, reliable, and scalable.
SAP Vora Available on SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services Starting in Q2
SAP plans to make the SQL capabilities in SAP Vora available in the cloud on SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services starting in early Q2, for both U.S.-based and Europe-based customers. The intent is for customers to be up and running quickly, with SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services providing the underlying Hadoop and Spark data infrastructure.
Customers Benefit from SAP Vora
Tupras, Turkey's only oil refiner, operates four refineries and turned to SAP Vora to extract value from its data. "The prototype we built together with SAP showed us how we can create direct business value from Big Data," said Baris Duzenli, CIO at Tupras. "Our experience with SAP Vora has been very valuable in terms of connecting the dots between OT and IT landscapes, while allowing innovation around our IoT and data science initiatives."
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DRAPER, Utah, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT) and US-based CaptoGlove(TM) today announced a strategic, collaborative relationship between the two companies to deliver innovative, integrated virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) systems to mass markets including B2B, consumers and military. Flexpoint is in receipt of mass production orders for sensors and expects this relationship to increasingly contribute to the company's success on a quarterly basis in 2017 and well beyond.
CaptoGlove(TM) was established in 2015. The CaptoGlove(TM) founders, who collectively bring more than 20 years of combined industry experience, offer technology consultancy, integrated solution development and overall solution manufacturing. CaptoGlove(TM) is a wearable virtual reality gaming motion controller able to transform human hand actions into digital inputs. These ground-breaking glove systems, combined with unique, leading edge software applications, also adapt to a wide range of other applications including health rehabilitation, unmanned systems control, smartphone interaction and professional training across multiple industries.
Market demand for these unique systems is currently strong and expected to grow exponentially as the overall VR/AR market continues on its aggressive growth path. Commenting on the overall market outlook and the Flexpoint relationship, CaptoGlove(TM) COO Mauro Bettiol stated, "Our product is engineered with quality in mind: from software to hardware. When we decided to scale our production and maintain the quality standards very high, we partnered with Flexpoint."
Flexpoint is delivering enhanced turnkey manufacturing services to CaptoGlove(TM). In addition to producing an array of Bend Sensors((R)), the company is under contract to supply integrated assemblies comprised of multiple sensor types and associated electronics. According to Paul Sexauer, Flexpoint VP Sales & Marketing, "To be a strategic partner with such a ground-breaking technology leader in a rapidly burgeoning marketspace is an honor. We are especially pleased as this represents the largest order we have received in one of our targeted market segments. This is a relationship we look forward to continuing to build."
The Flexpoint Bend Sensor(R) was chosen by CaptoGlove(TM) as a cornerstone of their innovative, glove-based (wearable) system. The company is currently developing next generation products that will also feature custom Bend Sensor(R) designs, provide additional innovations and position the company for tremendous success for many years to come.
About Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc.
Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT) is an innovative technology firm specializing in developing products that feature the Company's patented Bend Sensor((R)) and related technology. The Bend Sensor((R)) is a groundbreaking sensing solution that is revolutionizing applications in many industries such as sports/fitness, automotive, safety, medical and industrial; some of which can be further categorized in the rapidly growing "wearables" space. The Bend Sensor's single-layer, thin film construction cuts costs and mechanical bulk while introducing a range of functions and stylistic design possibilities that have never before been available in sensing technology. Flexpoint's technology and expertise have been recognized by the world's elite business and academic innovators for over 17 years. The company is setting a new standard for sensing solutions in the "smart" age of technology.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" and involve both known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such uncertainties include, among others, certain risks associated with the operation of the company described above. The Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results.
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KFAR SAVA, Israel, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicom Ltd. today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend in the amount of US $1.00 per share in respect of its 2016 results, representing an aggregate distribution of approximately US $7.4 million. The dividend is in accordance with the policy announced in January 2013, and will be paid on April 5, 2017 to all shareholders of record at the close of the NASDAQ Global Select Market on March 27, 2017.
"We are pleased to distribute our annual dividend in line with the policy we launched four years ago, a reflection of our continued success and our dedication to the creation of shareholder value," stated Shaike Orbach, Silicom's President and CEO. "Through determined execution of a proven strategy, we achieved a record $100 million revenues in 2016. We believe that the momentum of our target markets, coupled with our reputation for performance-boosting innovations and uncompromising customer support, will generate continued strong growth for Silicom in the future."
Silicom Ltd. is an industry-leading provider of high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions. Designed primarily to increase data center efficiency, Silicom's solutions dramatically improve the performance and availability of networking appliances and other server-based systems.
Silicom's products are used by a large and growing base of OEM customers, many of whom are market leaders, as performance-boosting solutions for their offerings in the Cyber Security, Network Monitoring and Analytics, Traffic Management, Application Delivery, WAN Optimization, High Frequency Trading and other mission-critical segments within the fast-growing data center, enterprise networking, virtualization, cloud computing and big data markets. Silicom's product portfolio includes multi-port 1/10/25/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet server adapters, Intelligent Bypass solutions, Encryption accelerators, Ultra Low Latency solutions, Time Stamping and other innovative Smart adapters. These products are available for incorporation directly into our OEM customers' systems, or provided as part of Silicom's patented SETAC (Server To Appliance Converter), a unique approach to the provision of high quality standard platforms with modular front connectivity.
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LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Poketo, a Los Angeles based lifestyle brand known for its modern design-driven products, has partnered with Misfit to design and release a special edition accessory for the Shine 2 Activity Tracker, the Misfit Shine 2 Limited Edition x Poketo Sport Band. The goal of this launch is to integrate Poketo's commitment to 'Art for your everyday' with Misfit's commitment to fashion-forward wearable tech.
Founded in 2003, Poketo is an innovative design house that cultivates and ornaments a unique collection of products and patterns from local creative communities to build a multi-brand collection that includes apparel, stationery, textiles, kids, tech, gifts, and more. Founded in Silicon Valley, Misfit stands at the intersection of fashion and technology--bringing elegance and thoughtful design to transformational technology.
"We are very excited to partner with Misfit," said Poketo's founding team, Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung. "Because your commitment to art and design shouldn't stop when you go to the gym. We look forward to this collaboration that gives fitness enthusiasts the ability to instill art into their everyday."
The collaboration between Poketo and Misfit Wearables was negotiated and executed by Brand Sense Partners (bsp), the licensing agency for Poketo. Shine 2 is a powerful yet elegantly designed fitness monitor that uses a 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer in harmony for advanced activity tracking. Extremely thin, Shine 2 automatically tracks activity and sleep and delivers sophisticated information effortlessly with multicolor LEDs and a vibration motor. Shine 2 is wearable anytime, anywhere, because it never requires charging and is water resistant to 50 meters.
Misfit Shine 2 Limited Edition x Poketo features a Rose Gold Shine 2 and a limited edition colorful black, blue and blush patterned sport band with an artful abstract motif. The Poketo x Misfit special edition Shine 2 set is available for purchase in limited quantity on misfit.com.
Founded in 2003 by Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo is a Los Angeles based lifestyle brand with an eye for modern design and artful wares, including highly curated housewares, apparel, stationery, and gifts. With the mission of bringing art into the everyday, Poketo collaborates with local and international artists to create unique products and to cultivate the creative community. Poketo has an expansive wholesale program and three retail locations in Los Angeles. (www.poketo.com)
Misfit makes design-forward wearables including Shine 2, Ray, and Phase. Misfit brand products are available at misfit.com and fashion and consumer electronic retailers around the world. To learn more about Misfit, a Fossil Group brand, visit http://misfit.com/media.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Brand Sense Partners is a pioneering agency with a holistic approach to branding, design, licensing, business development, and experiential marketing working with many leading brands in the global marketplace by offering a suite of services which connect the dots between vision, voice, product and experience. (www.bsp.com)
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SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RF Industries, Ltd. today announced results for the fiscal first quarter ended January 31, 2017.
First Quarter Results
Sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 were $6.6 million compared to sales of $6.8 million for the same quarter last year. The net loss for the first quarter was $194,000, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $353,000, or $0.04 per share, in the same quarter last year. Custom Cabling Manufacturing and Assembly (Custom Cabling) segment net sales declined 15% to $4.1 million from $4.8 million in the same quarter last year, due to continuing weak demand for wireless cabling, telecom equipment and competition from offshore manufacturing. RF Connector and Cable Assembly (RF Connector) segment net sales increased $579,000, or 30%, to $2.5 million from $2.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, primarily associated with improved sales to the Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) marketplace. Excluding sales in last year's first quarter from the Aviel Division, which was sold in December 2015, RF Connector's first quarter fiscal 2017 sales increased $665,000, or 36%, compared to sales in the same quarter last year.
Gross profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $1.9 million, or 28% of sales, compared to gross profit of $2.0 million, or 30% of sales, in the same quarter last year. Gross margin declined due to continuing weakness in demand from the wireless market combined with lower overall sales at the Custom Cabling segment.
The first quarter fiscal 2017 selling and general expenses declined by $441,000, or 18%, to $2.0 million, or 30% of sales, from $2.4 million, or 36% of sales in the first quarter last year. Lower costs were primarily due to Company-wide cost control efforts, lower executive salaries and expense reductions at the Cables Unlimited division. Overall, Custom Cabling segment expenses declined to 22% of sales, compared to 23% of sales in the same quarter of fiscal 2016.
Howard Hill, Interim President and CEO said, "The first quarter is typically our weakest quarter, so we are pleased with the 36% increase in net sales from the RF Connector division. Higher sales of DAS products and a modest firming in demand for RF Connector products is encouraging for the remainder of fiscal 2017. While the Custom Cabling segment is being affected by weakness in the telecom industry, the data center market and increased off-shore competition, we are working to improve sales and control expenses for this segment. We are cautiously optimistic that these efforts, combined with reducing annual Company-wide expenses by our goal of approximately $750,000 in the current fiscal year, can lead to improved results for the remainder of fiscal 2017."
Financial Data; Dividends
At January 31, 2017, the Company reported working capital of $12.8 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $4.4 million, a current ratio of approximately 4.8-to-1, no long-term debt and stockholders' equity of $21.1 million. During the first quarter, the Company paid out cash dividends of $0.02 per share, or $176,000, to common stock shareholders.
At its March 9, 2017 meeting, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per common share, payable April 15, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2017. All cash dividends are made at the discretion of our board of directors, subject to applicable laws, and depend on a number of factors, including our financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements, plans for future acquisitions, contractual restrictions, general business conditions and other factors that our board of directors may deem relevant.
About RF Industries
RF Industries is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative interconnect products and complex cable assemblies across diversified, growing markets including wireless carriers & infrastructure, and industrial. The Company's products include RF connectors, coaxial and custom cable assemblies, fiber optic cables, and wiring harnesses. The Company's connectivity products are used throughout the growing and evolving wireless infrastructure. Through its Rel-Tech Electronics, Inc. and Comnet Telecom Supply, Inc. subsidiaries, the Company also manufactures and sells other cabling technologies and data center equipment solutions. The Company is headquartered in San Diego, California with operations in Yaphank, New York, East Brunswick, New Jersey and Milford, Connecticut. Please visit the RF Industries website at www.rfindustries.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to future events which are subject to a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including the Company's ability to improve sales, reduce expenses, and attain profitability. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: changes in the telecommunications industry; the Company's reliance on certain distributors for a significant portion of anticipated revenues, the Company's ability to penetrate the Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) market; its ability to expand its OEM relationships; the success it has with newly designed solutions for fiber optics, cable assemblies and DAS components, and its ability to successfully reduce its operating expenses as planned. Further discussion of these and other potential risk factors may be found in the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov) including its Form 10-K. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to the Company on the date they are published and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or new information after the date of this release.
RF INDUSTRIES, LTD. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (in thousands, except share and per share amounts) Three Months Ended January 31, ----------- 2017 2016 ---- ---- Net sales $6,617 $6,784 Cost of sales 4,760 4,761 ----- ----- Gross profit 1,857 2,023 ----- ----- Operating expenses: Engineering 224 161 Selling and general 1,992 2,433 ----- ----- Total Operating Expenses 2,216 2,594 ----- ----- Operating loss (359) (571) Other income 20 -- --- --- Loss from continuing operations before benefit for income taxes (339) (571) Benefit for income taxes (101) (256) ---- ---- Loss from continuing operations (238) (315) Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax 44 (38) --- --- Net loss $(194) $(353) ===== ===== Earnings (loss) per basic share: Continuing operations $(0.03) $(0.04) Discontinued operations 0.01 0.00 ---- ---- Net loss per basic share $(0.02) $(0.04) ====== ====== Earnings (loss) per diluted share: Continuing operations $(0.03) $(0.04) Discontinued operations 0.01 0.00 ---- ---- Net loss per diluted share $(0.02) $(0.04) ====== ====== Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 8,834,747 8,716,712 ========= ========= Diluted 8,834,747 8,716,712 ========= =========
RF INDUSTRIES, LTD. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except share and per share amounts) Jan. 31, Oct. 31, 2017 2016 ---- ---- (audited) ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $4,354 $5,258 Trade accounts receivable, net 3,692 4,077 Inventories, net 6,554 6,022 Other current assets 1,543 1,436 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 16,143 16,793 ------ ------ Property and equipment, net 761 828 Goodwill 3,219 3,219 Amortizable intangible assets, net 3,472 3,619 Non-amortizable intangible assets 1,237 1,237 Other assets 121 141 --- --- TOTAL ASSETS $24,953 $25,837 ======= ======= LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable $1,373 $1,138 Accrued expenses 2,009 2,770 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 3,382 3,908 Deferred tax liabilities 433 409 Other long-term liabilities 88 128 --- --- TOTAL LIABILITIES 3,903 4,445 ----- ----- COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Common stock, authorized 20,000,000 shares of $0.01par value; 8,835,483 issued and outstanding at January 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016 88 88 Additional paid-in capital 19,407 19,379 Retained earnings 1,555 1,925 ----- ----- TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 21,050 21,392 ------ ------ TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $24,953 $25,837 ======= =======
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NEW YORK and MUMBAI, India, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services , a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today unveiled its Global Trend Study titled, "Getting Smarter by the Day: How AI is Elevating the Performance of Global Companies." Focused on the current and future impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the study polled 835 executives across 13 global industry sectors in four regions of the world, finding that 84% of companies see the use of AI as "essential" to competitiveness, with a further 50% seeing the technology as "transformative."
Widespread AI adoption expected across job functions
Exploring the views and actions of decision makers from global companies with average revenues of $20 billion, the study revealed AI is spreading across almost all areas of a company. The biggest adopters of AI today are, not surprisingly, IT departments, with two-thirds (67%) of survey respondents using AI to detect security intrusions, user issues and deliver automation. However, by 2020, almost a third (32%) of companies believe AI's greatest impact will be in sales, marketing or customer service, while one in five (20%) see AI's impact being largest in non-customer facing corporate functions, including finance, strategic planning, corporate development, and HR.
Companies participated from a range of industries, including automotive, banking and financial services, energy, healthcare, life sciences, industrial manufacturing, and retail. This cross-sector level of insight highlighted AI's workplace impact as an important supplemental force for the next few years. Examples include guiding customer service representatives to more quickly resolve customer problems and anticipate future purchases, quickly and securely reconciling mass overnight transactions for financial institutions, or giving time back to HR professionals by managing the time consuming on-boarding processes for new hires.
As for the ongoing debate regarding AI's impact on jobs, business executives in the study estimated net reductions in each function by 2020 of between 4% and 7%. However, companies with the biggest revenue and cost improvements from AI see the need for at least three times as many new jobs in each function by 2020 because of AI, as compared to companies with the smallest AI-related revenue and cost improvements. AI is already being used to automate certain processes and drive efficiencies, help employees be more productive and devote more time to more strategic business needs, and create new work and services that were not possible in the past.
"As companies begin to gain a better understanding of AI's application for business, they will realize the significant impact of this transformative force. This is reflected in our Global Trend Study, which shows that forward-thinking companies are beginning to make major AI investments," said K Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer of TCS. "Given the increasing digital disruption across every industry and the public sector, AI should become a key and integrated component of an organization's strategy."
AI investments and returns rising; North America and Europe lead the charge
As AI becomes a mainstream technology, financial investments in AI are set to rise, as 7% of companies each earmarked at least $250 million toward AI in 2016 and 2% already plan to invest more than $1 billion by 2020 - likely looking to gain a competitive advantage as early adopters.
The Global Trend Study revealed a clear correlation between investments in AI and business impact. The companies that realized the greatest AI-related revenue improvements and cost reductions spent five times more on the technology than the companies with the lowest AI-related revenue and cost improvements. In turn, leaders generated average revenue increases of 16% from AI initiatives in 2015 versus 2014, whereas laggards saw a modest 5% revenue growth. At a regional level, North American companies were the leading investors in AI in 2015, with an average per-company spend of $80 million, followed by Europe with $73 million, Asia-Pacific with $55 million and Latin America with $51 million.
Cyber security top of mind when adopting AI
Executives participating in the Global Trend Study across all regions and sectors rated the top four factors as most important to AI gaining widespread acceptance and driving business benefits. Almost seven out of 10 (68%) companies currently use AI to detect and prevent potential hacks and security threats to their systems. And moving forward, the other key factors include developing cognitive systems that continually learn, have the ability to make reliable and safe decisions based on masses of data, and gain the confidence of managers to trust what AI is advising them to do.
About The 2017 Global Trends Study
The seventh annual Global Trends Study from TCS surveyed 835 leading executives from companies in four global regions, with an individual mean annual turnover of $20bn. The four regions surveyed were North America (including Canada), Europe (UK, Germany, France, Denmark and Switzerland), Asia-Pacific (India, China, Australia, and Japan) and Latin America (Brazil and Mexico). The study was concluded in June 2016. For more information, or to download the study, go to http://sites.tcs.com/artificial-intelligence/
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 Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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BEIJING, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --China Distance Education Holdings Limited ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced its participation in the following investor conferences:
-- China Merchants Securities 2017 Investment Forum, March 16, at the Presidential Hotel in Beijing. -- Xueqiu 2017 Investment Summit, March 25-26, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing. -- Credit Suisse 20th Annual Asian Investment Conference, March 28-29, at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. -- J.P. Morgan "Best of Asia" Conference 2017, April 12, at the J.P. Morgan offices at 60 Victoria Embankment in London.
Management will meet with institutional investors throughout these events. For additional information, please contact your respective institutional sales representative at each sponsoring bank.
About China Distance Education Holdings Limited
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. The courses offered by the Company through its websites are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills through our professional development courses in China in the areas of accounting, healthcare, engineering & construction, and other industries. The Company also offers other professional education courses for the national judicial examination, online test preparation courses for self-taught learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees, test preparation courses for university students intending to take the nationwide graduate school entrance exam, and online language courses. We also offer third-party developed online courses through our Online Open Learning Platform, a proprietary education platform that allows people to share their educational content or deliver live courses online. For further information, please visit http://ir.cdeledu.com.
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LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Insurance today announced that Californians are able to purchase renters insurance online at www.MercuryInsurance.com/Renters. Visitors to the site can get a quote and buy their policy during the same online session.
"Most renters don't know that their electronics, jewelry and clothing aren't covered by their landlord's insurance policy if an unfortunate or unforeseen event like a fire or burst pipe occurs," said Jane Li, Mercury's Sr. Product Manager. "The good news is that renters insurance is very affordable and it's a great way to protect your personal property and family. Our renters insurance policy is easy to buy online, and policyholders will have a dedicated Mercury agent to help ensure they have the right coverage."
The California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General's Crime in California 2015 report reveals that arson increased by 3.4 percent and total property crimes rose by 8.1 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. Mercury's renters insurance can cost less than $11 a month and provide policyholders with financial reimbursement to cover lost, stolen or damaged property as a result of fire, theft or vandalism.
Mercury's renters insurance could also provide policyholders with compensation for living expenses if the rental unit or home becomes uninhabitable due to a covered loss, as well as provide liability protection if a person is injured on the rental property.
Li offered these additional tips for consumers to consider before renting an apartment or home and shopping for renters insurance:
-- Take stock of personal property and determine how much it would cost to replace. -- Create a home inventory of all belongings that includes an itemized list, pictures and receipts, as this will be useful in the event a claim needs to be filed. -- Know whether replacement cost or actual cash value coverage is preferable ahead of time. -- Determine the deductible amount you can afford to pay in the event of a loss. A higher deductible will result in a lower insurance premium, but a lower deductible might be a more manageable out-of-pocket expense. -- If you have it, include renters insurance on rental applications - this might help you secure the property. -- When moving from one place to another, keep your rental insurance policy to protect personal property during the move. -- Talk to a local independent insurance agent to review policy details, as floods and earthquakes might require a separate policy. These experts will let you know if you have the right amount of coverage and if the policy is transferable to a new apartment. -- Bundle renters insurance with auto insurance - Mercury offers a discount of up to three percent on each policy and sells both online in California. -- A renters insurance policy will cover family members living in the same place, but not roommates or their property. Roommates will need to take out their own renters insurance policy.
Renters can purchase Mercury's renters insurance via smartphones, tablets or computers. Visit www.mercuryinsurance.com to learn more about Mercury's auto, home, renters, condo and business coverages.
About Mercury Insurance
Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile, homeowners and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices. For more information visit www.mercuryinsurance.com or Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.
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Designed to empower small businesses, banks and credit unions with online lending
TORONTO and NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - DH Corporation ("D+H"), a leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions globally, today launched Total Lending(TM) Small Business, a new digital, mobile-first lending solution designed to boost profitability of financial institutions and improve the lending experience for small business owners across the United States. Now, banks and credit unions can deploy an intuitive, online loan application for small businesses, enabling more application throughput than the traditional paper-based branch model.
Duncan Hannay, President, Global Lending Solutions, D+H, notes, "D+H is constantly seeking out areas within banking that are ripe for innovation through technology. Total Lending Small Business empowers banks with an innovative, cloud-based platform that increases speed, boosts customer satisfaction and drives revenue. It's vitally important that banks embrace the kinds of technologies that will provide them with a competitive edge in todays' era of disruption."
Total Lending(TM) Small Business is designed to empower financial institutions to build a more profitable small business loan portfolio. By bringing the loan process online, banks will benefit from reduced overhead and greater scale. An improved application process will also attract more loan requests from new and existing customers who prefer the convenience of the online or mobile experience.
David Boswell, Head of New Lending Products, D+H, comments, "Regulations and limited availability of technology has opened the market for online alternative lenders to capture significant market share from banks and credit unions. We developed D+H Total Lending Small Business with a re-imagined experience for borrowers and lenders to allow banks and credit unions to both delight their customers and compete on a level playing field."
"Total Lending Small Business is a great example of how Microsoft partners with customers to create more customized service platforms that offer the full power of the cloud," said Karen Cone, General Manager of Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft "We're excited to see how this new solution, powered by Microsoft Azure, will benefit banks, credit unions and small business owners."
Go to DH.com/smallbusiness to request a free demo and to learn more about Total Lending Small Business today.
D+H is a leading financial technology provider that the world's financial institutions rely on every day to help them grow and succeed. Our global payments, lending and financial solutions are trusted by nearly 8,000 banks, specialty lenders, community banks, credit unions, governments and corporations. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, D+H has more than 5,500 employees worldwide who are passionate about partnering with clients to create forward-thinking solutions that fit their needs. With annual revenues in excess of $1.6 billion, D+H is recognized as one of the world's top FinTech companies on IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings and American Banker's FinTech Forward rankings. For more information, visit dh.com.
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HOUSTON, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Noventis, Inc., (Noventis), a leading Fintech innovator in bill payment processing, today announced the completion of $4M of debt financing with SVB Financial Group . Noventis plans to use the new investment to further its rapidly growing processor business.
The deal comes on the heels of two consecutive years of record EBITDA and earnings growth for Noventis. Part of the financing will be invested into the main drivers of the company's recent growth: its proprietary payment processing platform, and its rapidly growing network of over 100,000 electronic endpoints (billers, suppliers, vendors).
Noventis has become a leading bill payments provider serving more than 5,000 originators (financial institutions, payment processors and aggregators, retailers, and software providers). Dedicated to eliminating paper, accelerating posting time and enhancing security, Noventis is bringing payment modernization to companies previously unable to participate in the e-payments revolution.
"We're pleased to provide this debt financing to Noventis," said Weston Rice, Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank. "The company's innovative solutions provide both speed-to-market and the functional agility to maximize its rapidly expanding network of billers."
As the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, SVB Financial Group has a reputation for helping businesses advance their goals and achieve success in fast-growing markets.
"With operating results that are exceeding expectations and the low cost of capital, this is the perfect time for Noventis to obtain financing. Our shift to a processor-centric model has been paying off, and accelerating investments into the platform and network is integral to our plans for continued growth," said Steve Taylor Chief Executive Officer at Noventis. "Silicon Valley Bank is the ideal strategic partner for companies in the Fintech space and I'm excited about our relationship going forward."
Noventis is trusted by over 5,000 financial institutions, processors and aggregators to deliver electronic payments between the broadest base of businesses and consumers. Since 1998, Noventis has been providing its partners with innovative solutions to longstanding bill payment challenges. Noventis' proprietary processing platform dynamically routes payments to a vast and ever growing network of billers. The patented platform replaces cumbersome transactions, such as paper checks, with a wide array of electronic payment methods, greatly accelerating delivery speed and dramatically lowering costs for payments to billers and vendors. For more information, visit www.NoventisPayments.com, www.linkedin.com/company/noventis-inc. and @Noventis_Inc.
About Silicon Valley Bank
For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at svb.com.
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MOSCOW, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research by J'son & Partners Consulting, VK is Russia's leading messenger, topping the rating of most popular messengers in Russia ahead of WhatsApp, Skype and Viber.
The report on the Russian messaging market released by J'son & Partners Consulting demonstrates that VK, developed by Mail.Ru Group, is not only the most popular social network in Russia, but also is the leading mobile messenger on the Russian market (based on J'son & Partners Consulting study on Perspectives of Russian and International Mobile Messages Market up to 2020, March 2017).
As previously reported by Mail.Ru Group, at the end of 2016, the daily audience of VK messenger for mobile and desktop reached 82 million monthly active users, while the total number of VK users hit the record of 95 million monthly active users.
Previously VK was the most popular mobile messaging and social networking app in Russia in the survey commissioned by Deloitte (online survey by Ipsos Mori, summer 2016, 2000 participants aged 18 to 60).
"We are really excited by the performance of VK messenger, and the fact that it beat out such global competitors as WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber. This impressive growth has been achieved by constantly improving the product, and we believe that continued focus on enhancing VK will allow Mail.Ru Group further expand the audience and increase engagement," says Dmitry Sergeev, Deputy CEO (Russia) of Mail.Ru Group.
Mail.Ru Group, international brand My.com is the largest internet business in Russia, based on mobile daily audience (TNS Mobile Index, population aged 12-64 in the cities 700 000+, January 2017, Russia).
In line with the communitainment (communication plus entertainment) strategy, the company is developing an integrated communications and entertainment platform. The company owns Russia's leading email service and one of Russia's largest internet portals Mail.Ru. The company operates three of the major Russian language social networks, VKontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and Russia's largest online games, including Warface, Armored Warfare, Skyforge and Perfect World. The ompany's portfolio also includes a leading OpenStreetMap-based offline mobile maps and navigation service MAPS.ME, and two instant messaging services popular in Russia and CIS: Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ.
The company owns 100% of mobile games developer Pixonic, and 100% of Delivery Club, the number one food delivery company in Russia.
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Visit EXFO's booth #2725 at OFC, Los Angeles from March 20-23 as we showcase our new 400G Test Solution
QUEBEC CITY, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. the global network test, data and analytics experts, today announced that EXFO will be previewing its new 400G solution for lab and manufacturing as well as for field deployments at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) from March 20-23 in Los Angeles, California.
With the explosive growth in global network traffic and high speed deployment extending into metro networks and data centers, the deployment of 400G in the core is the next step in the evolution. To accelerate this transformation, EXFO will be demonstrating its new 400G test solution capable of addressing all new technologies in the 400G ecosystem, including 400GE, Flex-E, OTUc4 and Flex-O and CFP8.
"EXFO is pleased to showcase our 400G test solution at OFC 2017," said Stephane Chabot, Vice-President Test and Measurement. "As the market moves to 400G in lab and field deployments, EXFO continues to extend our high-speed multiservice portfolio offering in response to the needs of Network Equipment Manufacturers, Data Centers, and Service Providers. EXFO is committed to bringing advanced testing capabilities like our 400G testing solution to address our customers' challenges to speed up delivery of their services, increase revenue without compromising quality."
Visit booth #2725 at OFC, Los Angeles from March 20-23 as we showcase our new 400G solution.
EXFO develops smarter network test, data and analytics solutions for the world's leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and web-scale companies. Since 1986, we've worked side by side with our clients in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turn complex into simple and deliver business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our clients flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where "good enough" testing and data analytics just isn't good enough anymore--it never was for us, anyway. For more information, visit EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mango Health, a mobile health company, today announced a long term operating partnership with Express Scripts which will include a new daily health management platform to improve health outcomes. Through the partnership, Mango Health's innovative patient-facing mobile applications will be available to Express Scripts' clients, representing more than 85 million Americans. In addition to the operating partnership, Express Scripts has made a strategic investment in Mango Health.
"Our experience has taught us that when patients are active participants in their health, they achieve better health outcomes. Mango Health's success in keeping patients engaged in their care through fun, user-friendly mobile applications is a natural extension of the care our pharmacists provide to our members. We look forward to bringing together our unique capabilities to motivate patients and encourage positive and healthy behaviors," said Glen Stettin, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Express Scripts.
By integrating Mango Health's mobile applications with the Express Scripts platform and services, members of participating Express Scripts plans will enjoy:
-- A gamified approach that encourages positive behaviors that meaningfully improve outcomes for patients with their condition. -- In-app support and advice from Express Scripts specialist pharmacists in more than 20 specialties, including diabetes, asthma and cancer. -- The convenience of pre-populated medication lists and prescription refills within the Mango app. -- Improved care coordination, medication safety and prescription drug affordability through customized alerts in the Mango app that are integrated with a patient's pharmacy plan, and offer information about medication adherence, possible medication safety concerns and cost-savings opportunities.
"Our track record of engaging patient populations daily, combined with Express Scripts' clinical expertise and commitment to patient-centered care, creates a unique opportunity for innovative programs that improve health outcomes," said Jason Oberfest, CEO at Mango Health. "We're honored to partner with one of the leaders in U.S. healthcare."
About Mango Health
Mango Health is a mobile health company that inspires those with chronic conditions to better manage their health each day. The Mango Health mobile platform encourages healthier, more productive individuals by fostering habits, knowledge and skills for better health and control of chronic disease. The Mango Health app for iPhone and Android has a 4.5 star user rating and has been continuously promoted by Apple as an outstanding personal care app for over three years.
For more information, visit mangohealth.com or follow @MangoHealth on Twitter.
About Express Scripts
Express Scripts puts medicine within reach of tens of millions of people by aligning with plan sponsors, taking bold action and delivering patient-centered care to make better health more affordable and accessible.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services, including network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery pharmacy care, specialty pharmacy care, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. Express Scripts also distributes a full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive cost-management and patient-care services.
For more information, visit Lab.Express-Scripts.com or follow @ExpressScripts on Twitter.
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CHICAGO, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubhub, the nation's leading takeout marketplace, has announced it is integrating its ordering capabilities with Amazon Alexa. The new Grubhub skill for Alexa will make it easier for customers to reorder food from Grubhub's network of more than 50,000 restaurants using only their voice.
The Grubhub skill for Alexa, which is available for all Grubhub diners who have a device with Amazon Alexa such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap, provides a convenient voice-ordering experience. Diners will be able to ask Alexa to recite their past three orders and reorder from one of their favorite local restaurants.
"We're always looking for new ways to evolve the ordering process so that our diners can order the food they want from their favorite local restaurants, however they would want to order it," said Sudev Balakrishnan, senior vice president of product, Grubhub. "With the new Alexa skill, we're thrilled to offer added convenience to our diners, allowing them to quickly reorder using their voice."
How it works:
-- Diners can simply enable the Grubhub skill and link to their Grubhub account using the Alexa app -- Diners can then open the Grubhub skill for Alexa with a selection of prompts such as, "Alexa, open Grubhub" or, "Alexa, tell Grubhub I'm hungry" -- Alexa will respond with, "Welcome to Grubhub! Here are the latest orders available for reorder" -- Diners can then choose which option they would like to reorder -- Alexa places the order for the diner providing an estimated time of when it will be ready
"Ordering meals with only your voice is one of the more popular capabilities on Alexa. Customers love how convenient it is to simply ask Alexa to place an order for delivery," said Rob Pulciani, Director, Amazon Alexa. "I'm excited that customers can now reorder from Grubhub's network of 50,000-plus restaurants, giving them even more choices as to where their next breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack will come from."
To celebrate the new Alexa skill, Grubhub will be offering a sweepstakes to its customers. Diners who order three times in March using Alexa will be entered for a chance to win a $500 Grubhub gift card.
The reorder skill for Alexa will be available to all Grubhub users who have a device with Alexa. For more on the Grubhub skill for Alexa, please visit grubhub.com/alexa.
Grubhub is the nation's leading online and mobile takeout food-ordering marketplace with the most comprehensive network of restaurant partners and largest active diner base. Dedicated to moving eating forward and connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, the company's platforms and services strive to elevate food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub is proud to work with more than 50,000 restaurant partners in over 1,100 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, AllMenus, MenuPages, LAbite, Restaurants on the Run, DiningIn and Delivered Dish.
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BEAVERTON, Ore., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digimarc Corporation today announced that NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has enabled Digimarc Barcode support to its new high performance NCR RealScan(TM) 79e all-imaging bi-optic scanner for easier and more efficient retail checkout.
The RealScan 79e scanner--with six-sided scanning capability--delivers the largest imaging scan zone in its class, and is an effective retail solution for both cashier-assisted and self-checkout lanes. Digimarc Barcode integration means cashiers and consumers do not need to fumble with a product in search of a UPC barcode, vastly improving throughput at checkout, and making the experience faster and easier. This efficiency helps improve customer satisfaction and boost retail ROI via more items scanned per minute.
Digimarc Barcode imperceptibly repeats throughout an entire product package, and is readable from a variety of angles and distances. It contains the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) found in traditional UPC barcodes and can be incorporated into virtually any form of media, including audio and print materials. Along with front-end efficiency, Digimarc Barcode offers benefits all along the value chain, such as improved supply-chain management and in-store customer engagement via smartphones.
"NCR is committed to helping our retail customers transform the store experience and make checkout faster, easier, and more convenient for their consumers," said Greg Egan, vice president, Retail/Hospitality Hardware Engineering and Product Management at NCR. "The Digimarc Barcode presents the next wave of digitally-enhanced packaging and is an ideal complement for our RealScan solutions."
"As a pioneer of scanning technology, NCR continuously looks to innovate and bring solutions to market that increase productivity and efficiency at retail checkout," said Matthew Weaver, vice president of product development at Digimarc. "Their support for Digimarc demonstrates a commitment to offer products that not only address where the market is today, but where the market is going, offering future-proof solutions that take full advantage of technological advancements like Digimarc Barcode."
In addition to Digimarc Barcode, the RealScan 79e solution supports 1D, 2D and mobile scanning. It includes NCR's PACESETTER(TM) technology to count, grade, and repair problem barcodes. The RealScan 79e can also be equipped with Produce Assurance, enabled by NCR's ScanWatch software, which can help minimize loss prevention. Produce Assurance deters item switching by preventing a cashier or self-checkout customer from entering a false product code for a low-price item, such as produce, while placing a higher priced item on the checkout scale. More information on NCR's RealScan 79e scanner is available at https://www.ncr.com/retail/food-drug-mass-merchandise/assisted-service-hardware/realscan-scanners/ncr-realscan-bi-optic-scanners.
Digimarc Barcode is a critical piece of Digimarc Discover(R) software, which improves accuracy and efficiency across the entire package journey. Learn more at https://www.digimarc.com/products/discover/barcode.
Digimarc Corporation , based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the inventor of Digimarc Discover(R) software and the imperceptible Digimarc Barcode for automatically identifying and interacting with virtually any media. Digimarc Discover software enables industrial scanners, smartphones, tablets and other computer interfaces to reliably, efficiently and economically identify traditional barcoded items, along with many other media objects. Digimarc Barcodes are imperceptible to people and do all that visible barcodes do, but perform better. These remarkable capabilities have allowed Digimarc and its business partners to supply a wide range of patented consumer engagement, media management and security solutions across multiple consumer and government industry sectors. Digimarc owns an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media object discovery, and intuitive computing more generally. For more information and the latest news, please visit www.digimarc.com and follow on Twitter at @Digimarc.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
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SALT LAKE CITY, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne [NASDAQ: CLRO], the leading global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, has been recognized by independent analyst firm Frost & Sullivan for capturing a 55.8 percent share of 2015 global installed audio conferencing endpoints revenue, up from 51.5 percent the previous year.
ClearOne has solidified its position as a conferencing and collaboration services provider and as a leader in the installed audio conferencing market. It continues in the forefront of the installed audio conferencing endpoints market as a result of its end-to-end product portfolio, exceptional product quality, longstanding commitment to industry innovation, and strong partner ecosystem, according to Frost & Sullivan's latest analysis --"Growing Collaborative Business Culture Drives Demand for Audio Conferencing Endpoints" -- released in December 2016 for baseline year 2015.
Said Frost & Sullivan Digital Transformation Principal Analyst Alan Saayed: "Business users continuously demand higher quality innovative products, yet at affordable values. ClearOne continues to strike a balance between competitive pricing and top-notch technologies, which sets it apart from competitors."
"As collaborative spaces and services proliferate in the workplace, the deployment of cost-effective A/V equipment, such as audio conferencing endpoints, has become pivotal to successful team engagement," ClearOne CEO, President & Chairman Zee Hakimoglu said. She added that ClearOne continues to enhance its integrated product line and expand its total addressable market. "We do that by incorporating fully scalable and cost-effective audio-video conferencing and collaboration solutions designed to be easily adapted to satisfy the individual needs of every kind of meeting space."
"On the audio side," Saayed noted, "ClearOne introduced their new CONVERGE((R)) Pro 2 audio platform and Beamforming Microphone Array 2, competitively priced and highly scalable products that address the demand of each type of meeting space, from emerging huddle rooms to large conference rooms."
"Analysis of the Global Audio Conferencing Endpoints Market" is part of the Conferencing & Collaboration Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan's related studies include: "North American Conferencing Services Markets," "Global Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Markets," and "Global Web Conferencing Markets." All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends, which were evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
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ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops, and sells conferencing, collaboration, and network streaming & signage solutions for voice and visual communications. The performance and simplicity of its advanced, comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability, and scalability. Visit ClearOne at www.clearone.com.
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Approximately 29 million malicious tweets sent worldwide per day have potential to harm the reputation and bottom line of Canadian businesses(1)
Over a third (37%) of businesses do not believe cyber-attacks are a threat to their social media channels(2) yet nearly half (48%) have experienced more than 25 social attacks per year(3)
TORONTO, March 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Starting today, Canadian businesses can better safeguard themselves online with Social Media Security by Rogers, a cloud-based solution that protects their social media accounts. Millions of businesses today use social media to promote their brands and communicate with customers. At the same time, social media scams have become the number one method to breach a company network(4). Cybercriminals can hack into company accounts, impersonate brands and obtain or leak confidential information on a company's customer base. Social Media Security by Rogers monitors, identifies and takes fast action against potential threats or hacks to profiles on a business' social media channels.
"A cyber attack on a social media profile has the potential to cost a business millions of dollars, or worse, lasting reputational damage," said Nitin Kawale, President, Enterprise Business Unit, Rogers Communications. "We're focused on providing customers with cyber security solutions that protect their business and customer data, and Social Media Security by Rogers is the latest in a portfolio that we'll continue to expand this year. We are committed to providing these solutions as a service, which means our team of experts manages the day-to-day so customers can focus on growing their business."
Social Media Security by Rogers includes a set of tools that safeguard a business' social media profiles. These tools are provided and backed by a strategic relationship with ZeroFOX, a North American leader in monitoring social media and digital channels for security threats and business risks, and include:
-- Always-on insights: Businesses have access to data and insights around the clock that will identify malicious posts, profiles, content and false accounts. A team of dedicated security risk analysts monitors businesses profiles to provide this data. -- Real-time alerts: Customers will receive real-time alerts from a dedicated monitoring team so they can take fast action against security threats including customer scams, piracy, account take-overs and impersonations. -- Expedited takedowns: Having established direct relationships with major social networks, content can be taken down in as quickly as a matter of hours, whereas it could take days or weeks for a customer to resolve a cyber attack on their own.
"Social media is without a doubt, a core business application - and securing the business, customer and employee engagement across social media platforms is now a priority for security teams and business owners everywhere," said James C. Foster, CEO, ZeroFOX. "Through our relationship with Rogers Communications, Canadian businesses can now get the leading social media security solution from ZeroFOX delivered by their trusted communications services provider. The problem ZeroFOX and Rogers is solving is part of an evolving security challenge that modern businesses face and one that is costing companies over $1.2 billion globally."
"Twitter is where people turn to find out what's happening in the world and businesses are now leveraging our platform to connect with their customers in unique, real-time ways," said Rory Capern, Managing Director, Twitter Canada. "To make sure that Twitter keeps its live, dynamic and connected experience, we have prioritized safety. Introducing the Trust and Safety Council was a big step, but part of making sure that users and businesses feel safe comes down to protecting against cyber threats. It's good to see Rogers introduce a solution that will allow Canadian businesses to engage securely on their social platforms."
For more information on how Rogers Social Media Security solution can protect your business, visit: rogers.com/SocialMediaSecurity.
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that's working to deliver a great experience to our customers every day. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange .
1) An In-Depth Analysis of Abuse on Twitter, Trend Micro 2014
(2) Fresh Intelligence 2017
(3) The Risk of Social Engineering on Information Security, Dimensional Research 2011
(4) Cisco Midyear Security Report 2015
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CINCINNATI, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantiv, Inc. , a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today it will not be participating in a panel or one-on-one meetings at the Barclays Emerging Payments Forum at the InterContinental New York Times Square today, due to the inclement weather in New York City.
The panel titled, "Merchant Acquiring: After All Those Tailwinds, Here's Why Growth Can Last," featured Royal Cole, group president merchant and financial institution services at Vantiv will rescheduled for another day. The new date, when available, will be posted at http://investors.vantiv.com.
ABOUT VANTIV, INC.
Vantiv, Inc. is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the second largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, eCommerce, and merchant bank. Visit us at the new www.vantiv.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
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Colorado Department of Human Services takes modular approach to upgrading case management technology serving at-risk children and families statewide
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FAIRFAX, VA, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - CGI today announced its selection by the State of Colorado to lead the next two phases of the modernization of its Trails system, the state automated child welfare information system used primarily by employees with the CDHS divisions of child welfare and youth corrections and 64 county human and social services departments serving at-risk populations statewide.
Accessed by approximately 6,000 users through 87 unique interfaces, Trails integrates with 11 other state systems that track child abuse and neglect cases, care provider licenses, children and youth in the Youth Corrections system, foster and adoptive services and data required to gauge program effectiveness and adherence with government safety standards. Leveraging its ModernSI approach, CGI was previously selected to lead phase one of the project, modernizing the foundational Intake and Resource module, and will continue this work while undertaking the next two phases of the Trails system modernization.
"Trails is the backbone of Colorado's child welfare system. The existing, 13-year-old system is a critical component in desperate need of a major overhaul," said Dr. Robert Werthwein, Director for the CDHS Office of Children, Youth and Families. "Partnering with CGI, this modernization will improve caseworker productivity, reduce data duplication and redundancy and streamline intake processes."
This Trails modernization project will rebuild the system using web technology over a two year period through an innovative phased roll out approach unprecedented in the field. Caseworkers will begin to see changes and improvements long before the project is fully complete. Modernization will also make the system mobile-friendly, with a new mobile platform that uses cameras and GPS location capabilities, and remote system integration and secure access management - allowing workers to document cases offline and synch to the Trails system at their convenience.
"Our solution is focused on prioritizing the needs of caseworkers, agency users, providers, and most importantly, the children and families of Colorado," said Dave Delgado, Senior Vice-President, U.S. West Operations, CGI. "End users of Colorado's Trails system are ready for new technology that will digitally transform the way they do business by eliminating duplicate data entry, providing simple navigation, granting access to mobile technology and providing enhanced reporting. Most importantly, caseworkers want a tool that allows them to ensure the health and safety of Colorado's children and respond quickly when emergencies arise."
Reflecting CGI's experience on similar projects, the Trails solution also includes upgrades to the Assessment/Commitment and Case modules and will leverage existing technology investments, use industry-proven software and follow agile processes to deliver modular functionality throughout the project. The approach aligns with the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) regulations set by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
"To the team supporting this project, safeguarding the health and well-being of Colorado's children and families takes on a personal dimension," said Delgado. "With a CGI workforce of nearly 300 living and working in Colorado, the services supported by Trails could well impact our own families, friends, neighbors and communities. We are proud to have been selected for a project so vital to the State of Colorado and the people it serves."
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance and infrastructure management, as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UniPixel, Inc. has scheduled a conference call to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016, ended December 31, 2016. The call will be at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Financial results will be issued in a press release prior to the call.
Participants can access the conference call by dialing (844) 861-5501 or (412) 317-6582 or can listen via a live internet webcast available in the investor section of the Company's website at www.unipixel.com/investors.
A teleconference replay of the call will be available at (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088, confirmation code 10102965, through April 6, 2017. A webcast replay will be available in the investor section of the Company's website at www.unipixel.com/investors for 90 days.
UniPixel, Inc. develops and markets Performance Engineered Films for the touch screen and flexible electronics markets. The Company's roll-to-roll electronics manufacturing process patterns fine line conductive elements on thin films. The company markets its technologies for touch panel sensor, cover glass replacement, and protective cover film applications under the XTouch(TM) and Diamond Guard(TM) brands. For further information, visit www.unipixel.com.
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- InTouch Health, the leading specialty telehealth enterprise provider, today announced the expansion of its relationship with Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the nation. This alignment will extend the InTouch specialist telehealth services already in use by Dignity Health's acute care settings into its post-acute and ambulatory facilities.
As health care organizations move from volume-based to value-based care, telehealth enables the delivery of medicine at every touchpoint in the patient care continuum - from home to transport to point of care, and finally home again. This expanded relationship allows Dignity Health to utilize equipment specifically designed for the outpatient setting and strengthen analytic capabilities in order to demonstrate improvements in quality and cost as patients receive care in multiple settings.
"Our mission at Dignity Health is to deliver compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services, and we see telehealth as a crucial step forward. InTouch has long been a go-to partner for its telehealth offering in high-acuity settings, and we're excited to expand use into our post-acute and ambulatory settings," said Janice Favorite, senior director, strategy and business development, Dignity Health. "InTouch's highly-reliable services are easy to deploy, easy to scale and interoperable with our electronic health record (EHR) and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). Most importantly, implementation does not require the setup of additional IT infrastructure or development of new software as it leverages the same physician portal in use today for both acute and post-acute settings. We are confident that this expansion of telehealth applications will further transform our patient care and enable better outcomes beyond discharge."
"It has been our privilege to work with Dignity Health for many years, connecting medical devices, networks and workflows. Its leaders are visionaries in expanding the utility of telehealth to transform the way medicine is practiced," said Joseph M. DeVivo, CEO of InTouch Health. "We believe telehealth is reinventing health care by connecting patients and providers to expand access to affordable, quality care, and improving the way the next generation of patients experiences health care."
Powered by new software, tablet and cart options, InTouch's Telehealth Network and Services can extend to any patient location with a laptop, tablet or a fully-integrated solution designed for a specific clinical case, which brings diagnostic tools and multiple providers to the patient encounter. The FDA Class I listed medical devices and HIPAA-compliant and secure cloud networking platform not only extend specialist coverage to ambulatory care settings, but also work seamlessly and safely within a hospital's firewall.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY16, Dignity Health provided $2.2 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About InTouch Health
InTouch Health provides its world class 24/7 monitored InTouch Telehealth Network, comprised of FDA-cleared and listed telehealth systems, clinical workflow solutions and software, and managed services to hospitals and health care systems for the delivery of clinical care, anytime, anywhere. Today, InTouch Health supports more than 130 health care systems, 5,800 network users and 1,600 care locations around the world as they deploy telehealth programs across their enterprises. InTouch Health has surpassed 850,000 network sessions, and 760,000 potentially life-saving telehealth sessions over the InTouch Telehealth Network, and is forecasted to manage more than 270,000 clinical sessions in 2017. Kainos Evolve Integrated Care, a cloud-based integrated care solution, supports InTouch Health's clinical workflow platform.
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LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today AT&T* launches the second year of AT&T Hello Lab. It's a groundbreaking collection of original entertainment created by, for and with Millennial and Gen Z audiences on social media. Fans not only engage directly with their favorite creators; they also participate in driving stories forward.
AT&T Hello Lab advances the art of storytelling through social media platforms. The program continues to redefine the narrative process through fan collaboration. This year will feature 2 new projects as well as 2 returning series.
To reach a broader audience, we will make the shows available on demand on DIRECTV NOW, AT&T's new rules free way to stream live TV, in addition to social and online video platforms.
The highly successful first year of AT&T Hello Lab featured 10 series across social media, all fueled by fans and 2-way interaction. The program garnered 117 million views, 832 million impressions and 30 million fan engagements.
In collaboration with Fullscreen Media's Strategic Content Group, year 2 of AT&T Hello Lab focuses on 4 large-scale projects. These projects will be produced and distributed later this year:
-- Rooster Teeth's "Schooled" returns for a second season on March 15. The video game competition puts kids up against professional gamers. Look for a twist this year on the Achievement Hunter YouTube page. -- "@SummerBreak" also returns this year for a fifth season, now officially part of the AT&T Hello Lab program. The show follows a group of California teens throughout the summer. It has built a community of more than 700,000 followers, contributing to the franchise's 492 million lifetime views. -- "Lost Letters," debuting fall 2017, is a fan-driven scripted narrative. It plays out across several popular YouTube channels, like last year's successful interactive YA series "The Disappearing Girl" with Collins Key, which garnered 31.1 million views. -- AT&T Hello Lab will also debut a mentorship program. It pairs emerging talent of underrepresented communities with entertainment industry veterans. The mentor teams create films that we will release on DIRECTV NOW and other platforms.
"AT&T Hello Lab engages younger audiences who expect a personal relationship with their media, and who are typically not reached through traditional TV or online advertising," says Valerie Vargas, vice president of Advertising & Marketing Communications at AT&T. "AT&T Hello Lab lets the audience connect with their favorite creators, drive story lines forward and access content through multiple touch points."
AT&T Hello Lab focuses on new forms of entertainment that give fans a stake in co-creation. This co-creation emphasizes audience listening, cultural trends, and fan behavior insights, as well as more traditional social tactics for engaging the audience. All Hello Lab programming aims to bring the audience closer to the content, and the content closer to youth audiences.
"By making a longer-term strategic commitment to original entertainment, AT&T drives greater collaboration with the creator community and enables us to stay at the forefront of audience trends," said Bryan Thoensen, senior vice president, Fullscreen Media's Strategic Content Group. "This year we'll put a new spin on fan favorites like Schooled and @SummerBreak, while also welcoming in a new class of creators to connect with audiences by breaking new ground in storytelling."
Learn more at @ATTHelloLab.
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Fullscreen Brandworks partners with major brands to tap into the power of social media with original entertainment, influencer marketing, multi-platform social content and targeted media through the Fullscreen media network. Fullscreen Media's Strategic Content Group (SCG), a group within Fullscreen Brandworks, creates friendship-fueled entertainment franchises that are scalable, immersive and measurable for partners seeking lasting connections with their audiences. Helmed by Bryan Thoensen, SCG has brought to market AT&T's SnapperHero, the first-ever episodic show built exclusively for Snapchat, which was shortlisted at Cannes and won a Streamy Award; @SummerBreak, an unscripted, award-winning YouTube franchise; and AT&T Hello Lab, a multi-year commitment at the forefront of mobile entertainment.
Fullscreen Media is a global leader in social-first entertainment experiences serving creators, brands and consumers. Fullscreen Media is comprised of three key businesses. Fullscreen Creator Network is the biggest network empowering creators through a variety of services, from audience development and programming support to management, content production and merchandising. Fullscreen Entertainment reaches consumers through creator-driven experiences from Fullscreen Live, original content from Fullscreen Productions and the pioneering Rooster Teeth studio, and subscription video on demand services "Fullscreen" and "Rooster Teeth."
Fullscreen Media was founded in 2011 by CEO George Strompolos and is majority owned by Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. For more information, visit FullscreenMedia.co.
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LONDON, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo [http://www.travelzoo.com/uk ] has been announced the winner of the Best Use of Search category at the 2017 Travel Marketing Awards in the UK. Held in London last night, the awards are now in their ninth year and are the largest and most prestigious event in the UK travel and tourism marketing calendar.
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Travelzoo won Best Use of Search for 101 Things to Do in The Lake District, a fully interactive guide to all the best things to do in England's largest National Park. Combining recommendations from local experts and top tips within an easy-to-use website, the guide aimed to surpass any existing content already in this space. In creating the guide Travelzoo worked with local businesses to encourage visitors back to the area after devastating flooding in the Lake District in 2015 and 2016. The campaign was so successful that Travelzoo has since collaborated with Visit Cornwall on 101 Things to Do in Cornwall and are now working on a similar guide for London, which will be live next month.
Joel Brandon-Bravo, Travelzoo's General Manager UK, said, "We are delighted to have received this respected award in recognition for our work. The marketing team has concentrated on destinations that we know are very popular with members, providing tips to help travellers from both the UK and overseas when planning their visits, and the results have proved very successful. This award is a fantastic achievement for our marketing team."
Travelzoo(R) provides our 28 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. With more than 25 offices worldwide, we have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences. For over 15 years we have worked in partnership with more than 2,000 top travel vendors-our long-standing relationships allow us access to the very best deals.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce , the world's #1 CRM company and Intelligent Customer Success Platform, announced that Mount Sinai Health System--an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research and advancing biomedical education--is using Salesforce to coordinate and manage the care of Medicaid recipients in its Performing Provider System (PPS).
The Mount Sinai PPS was formed under New York State's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), a multi-year, multi-part overhaul of the Medicaid system that began in 2015. The program aims to reach the most vulnerable populations in New York City and reduce avoidable hospital use by 25% for the next five years. The Mount Sinai PPS includes more than 10,000 Medicaid service providers and 200 community organizations, from large area hospitals, to private medical practices, nursing homes and substance abuse treatment centers, to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, housing agencies and faith-based service groups. Collectively, these groups are responsible for more than 350,000 Medicaid recipients across the New York Metro area.
The Health System needed a way to effectively connect every provider and organization across its vast ecosystem--something that had never formally been done before--and easily provide individual caregivers with complete views of their patients, including medical histories, treatments, medications and other clinical data plus insights into social determinants. With this information at their fingertips, caregivers can better understand their patients' needs and provide more proactive and personalized care.
Salesforce aligned with Mount Sinai to tackle this challenge and streamline the way communities are served. Using Health Cloud and Community Cloud, the health system is establishing a mobile, real-time care coordination program so everyone in the Mount Sinai PPS--from doctors and physical therapists to case managers and social workers--can help patients along every step of their care journey. For example, if an individual today fails to take medication at the right frequency because of issues at work, a doctor may only see the lapse in medication adherence, whereas a case manager may only see the employment concerns. The result is a disconnected look at the patient's life, which can impact care and lead to more expensive emergency room visits down the road. Health Cloud makes it possible for everyone involved to get a complete, up-to-date view of the patient so that they can help keep the patient on track with the goal of preventing an unnecessary trip to the hospital.
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"Too often, we see patients delay their care and end up in the emergency room, which is both difficult for the patient and costly for taxpayers," said Kash Patel, Vice President, IT Department, Mount Sinai Health System. "With the right technology, in the hands of the right people, we can break this cycle and help Medicaid patients get quality care, while reducing high-cost and avoidable emergency room visits."
"With Salesforce, Mount Sinai is arming thousands of Medicaid providers and community organizations with a more precise view of the demographics, lifestyle and health histories of patients," said Dr. Joshua Newman, chief medical officer at Salesforce. "As a result, they'll be able to collaborate more closely and put their patients at the center of care."
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services--from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."
For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org/, or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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