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ME NewsWire / BusinessWire

NEW YORK - Thursday, September 5th 2013

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance

and insurance-related products and services, announces an agreement

to purchase Lifestyle Services Group, a mobile phone insurance

provider, for up to $160 million (GBP 107 million) in cash from

Phones 4u Finance plc.

With about $185 million (GBP 125 million) of annual revenue,

Lifestyle Services Group is a leading provider of mobile device

insurance in the United Kingdom. The company provides a broad array

of services through leading banks and retail mobile network operators

to more than 8 million customers. The acquisition of Lifestyle

Services Group will complement and broaden Assurant Solutions’

footprint in the mobile marketplace.

"Our acquisition of Lifestyle Services Group strengthens and expands

our global mobile presence, which ... Read more »
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Beep’nGo and core Mobeam platform available on Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Wednesday, September 4th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mobeam today officially launched its Beep’nGo application on the Google Play app store for Android. Beep’nGo gives consumers the ability to keep all of their loyalty, gift and membership cards right on their smartphone and "beam” them straight to the scanners already in millions of stores.

Beep’nGo is exclusively available on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which was unveiled today at the Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin. The core Mobeam platform for barcodes will also be activated for use by the Samsung Wallet on the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3.

"Consumers are ready to use their smartphones for mobile commerce, but so far the industry hasn’t been able to deliver,” said President and CEO, Kang M. Lee. "With Beep’nGo, people can easily use their smartphone instead ... Read more »
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New Partnership Support Sustainable WASH Service Delivery in Africa to Benefit At Least 270,000 People

STOCKHOLM - Thursday, September 5th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Today at World Water Week in Stockholm, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) announced the Company’s support of new programs in four African countries - Kenya, Zambia, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The funding, a total of $4.6MM from The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, will support sustainable solutions to clean water and sanitation service delivery for at least 270,000 people in urban and peri-urban areas. Activities to be supported include the development of water kiosks and storage tanks for local communities, sustainable water supply services and capacity building of local service providers. The Coca-Cola funding will also be matched by WSUP partners, local communities and governments. The programs are to be part of the Company’s Replenish Africa Initiative ( ... Read more »
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In line with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations

ME Newswire

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, September 4th 2013

The Abu Dhabi Police Band of the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters attracted an audience of thousands in Moscow during its daily show that will continue until the 8th of September. The participation of the band coincides with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations to mark its establishment in July 1963.

The band presented a number of UAE national and traditional orchestras performing during the events of the International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower” being held in the Russian capital city, Moscow. The various musical performances received the admiration of the audience, and included national musical pieces such as Sir Bu Sultan and May Peace Be Upon Khalifa (Ala Khalifa Al Salam), besides highlighting the UAE’s heritage in the songs Al Aialah and Al Bawab among others.

The ceremony was attended by a number of senior offici ... Read more »
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The first and only satellite adaptor for the iPhone® now provides access to users’ favorite Apps, email and instant messaging in the most remote parts of the world

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, September 4th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

 Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, today launched a new edition of the Thuraya SatSleeve, the world’s first and only satellite adaptor for the iPhone®. The new release not only allows users to make phone calls and to send SMS messages via Thuraya’s satellite network, it also enables them access to emails, as well as popular social media and instant messaging apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and WhatsApp among others. Thuraya SatSleeve users can now post news updates, chat via messaging apps with their contacts as well as send and receive email from the most remote locations in satellite mode. The device can be used across Thuraya’s extensive satellite network with ... Read more »
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