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Boehringer Ingelheim invests in rare diseases with high unmet medical need. Volasertib* is in Phase III clinical development for acute myeloid leukaemia and nintedanib* is in Phase III clinical development for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

INGELHEIM, Germany - Thursday, February 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For NON-US media only

With the enrollment of the first patient, Boehringer Ingelheim is pleased to announce on international Rare Disease Day, the initiation of a Phase III study (POLO-AML-2) investigating volasertib*, a selective and potent polo-like kinase (Plk) inhibitor, in combination with chemotherapy, in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) ineligible for intensive therapy.

Acute leukaemias are rare diseases, with AML being the most deadly acute leukaemia in adults.1 Today marks the sixth international Rare Disease Day, and more than 60 countries around the world will join to raise awareness for those affected by rare diseases. ... Read more »
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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Thursday, February 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Bose Corporation announced at The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida that Rory McIlroy will be a Global Brand Ambassador for the company’s headphones, portable speakers, home and automotive systems. McIlroy joins Bose in a multi-year agreement as he begins 2013 as the number one golfer in the world.

A lifelong music lover, McIlroy has been a Bose customer for years. "I’ve always chosen Bose because I’ve always wanted the best sound quality I could get,” said McIlroy. "Bose products are different. And Bose is different. They work hard at their innovations, they aren’t conventional, and they’re committed to doing things that haven’t been done before, just like I am.”

"Rory is a once-in-a-generation athlete,” said Bob Maresca, president of Bose Corporation. "Just like his millions of fans around the world, we’re amazed by his talent and his passion. We know a lot goes int ... Read more »
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Major Revision Adapts Proven Sales Methodology to New Buyer Paradigm


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thursday, February 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sales Performance International (SPI) announced today the availability of Solution Selling® 2.0, the most significant update and revision to the industry leading sales methodology in the last decade. This major release reflects more than two years of research and piloting of both new methodology content and effective techniques for adult learning.

According to Jimmy Touchstone, Director of Learning Programs at SPI, "We’ve witnessed a rapid evolution in buyer behavior - the volume of information that buyers have access to has major implications for sales methodology. By the time the average B2B customer reaches out to a company or is contacted by a sales person, that customer’s purchase decision is well under way. Sales organizations have to adapt their thinking about sales process and methodology to keep pace.” ... Read more »
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ZTE strengthens accord with biggest operator in Middle East & North Africa

SHENZHEN, China - Thursday, February 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Mobile World Congress 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation ("ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, was selected as one of the preferred global vendors by STC Group, the largest telecommunication services provider in the Middle East & North Africa.

The agreement between ZTE and STC Group, announced at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, will allow ZTE to offer its portfolio of network infrastructure equipment through a global price structure based on total business located in Bahrain, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey.

In the 2012 financial year, STC Group reported revenue increased 6.7% to US$15.8 billion.

About Z ... Read more »
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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Thursday, February 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

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ATLANTA - Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Dan Brutto, a 38-year veteran and the architect of UPS’s international strategy for the past five-and-a-half years will retire at the end of April. Brutto, 56, will be succeeded as president of UPS International by 28-year UPS employee Jim Barber, currently president of UPS Europe.

In his new position, the 52-year-old Barber will join UPS’s Management Committee, comprised of the company’s 10 most senior executives.

"Dan is the epitome of a global leader who understands what it takes to be successful on the world stage,” said UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis. "He sets a strategy and then enables people to get large ideas accomplished. Dan’s contributions will have a lasting impact on future generations of UPSers and we are grateful for his dedication.”

UPS has introduced innovative services and technologies to help solve global needs of business customers and consumers. Davis said, "We ... Read more »
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Partnerships with eServGlobal and Oltio Expand MasterCard Program to Address Financial Inclusion in Developing Markets

BARCELONA - Wednesday, February 27th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

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Mobile World Congress 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At Mobile World Congress, MasterCard (NYSE:MA) today announced that leading mobile payment technology providers eServGlobal and Oltio have joined the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program (MMPP), an initiative launched in February 2012 and is designed to help more than 2.5 billion financially-underserved consumers around the world use their mobile phones to access mainstream financial services.

The MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program extends the services of today’s mobile money offerings – mobile top-up, bill payments and P2P payments – to provide increased access and availability to electronic paym ... Read more »
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BARCELONA - Wednesday, February 27th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

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Mobile World Congress 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At Mobile World Congress, MasterCard (NYSE:MA), inpartnership with Prime Research, today released the first global Mobile Payments Social Media Study tracking 85,000 related social media comments across Twitter, Facebook, Online Blogs and Forums from around the world. The study shows a high volume of conversation and consumer interest in adopting mobile payments but cites security, customer support and confusion over the array of options available today as barriers to entry.

The study looked at social commentary over a six-month period and analyzed consumer conversations around mobile payments to assess people’s willingness to adopt mobile payment services.

The analysis across 43 markets and in 26 languages shows:

 &nb ... Read more »
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BARCELONA - Wednesday, February 27th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Mobile World Congress 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Valimo, a leading software solution provider for mobile authentication and digital signature, has been chosen to provide itsstrong mobile electronic identity solution to leading Finnish operator Elisa. Valimo’s Mobile ID will ensure enhanced security for service providers and end users alike, offering the ability to sign legally binding agreements and contracts via mobile phone. It also opens the door to a host of additional benefits, such as access to eGovernment services.

Elisa’s innovative Elisa Lompakko service is the first large scale mobile wallet initiative in Finland. Valimo’s security-proven Mobile ID software will be embedded in all Elisa’s UICC as they contain the SIM and other NFC applications to provide seamless user authentication. Furthermore, it allows users to create a legally binding electronic signature by using a self-select PIN code. As a result ... Read more »
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