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DELHI NCR, India & MCLEAN, Va. - Wednesday, February 5th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with Palm Grove Beach Hotels Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the K. Raheja Constructions Group, to open Conrad Pune, the first Conrad Hotels & Resorts branded hotel in India. The launch of Conrad Pune in Maharashtra next year will mark the global luxury brand’s entry into the country. Conrad Hotels & Resorts, part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, has established a reputation for offering today's contemporary and sophisticated travellers a world of style and intuitive service.

"Conrad Hotels & Resorts has a global portfolio of 23 properties in key gateway cities and resort destinations that offer luxury experiences by offering guests intuitive service, a world of style and infinite connections,” said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Wor ... Read more »
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DENVER - Tuesday, February 4th 2014

MPEG LA announced today that Motorola Mobility LLC ("Motorola”) became licensed for its MPEG-2 products under the MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License offered by MPEG LA.

As a result, companies that license their essential MPEG-2 patents through MPEG LA agreed to dismiss patent infringement actions brought against Motorola in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (


MPEG LA is the world leader in alternative technology licenses. By assisting users with convenient access to patent rights for their technology choices, MPEG LA offers licensing solutions that create opportunities for wide adoption and fuel innovation. MPEG LA’s pioneering MPEG-2 licensing program helped produce the most widely employed standard in consumer electronics history and has become the t ... Read more »
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Company celebrates one year of its Forest Conservation Policy, setting out challenges to be tackled

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Wednesday, February 5th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) launched its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) Anniversary Report with a call for NGOs, Governments and businesses to work together in an effort to help tackle deforestation in Indonesia.

On February 5th 2013, APP announced a permanent end to natural forest clearance across its entire supply chain through the introduction of its FCP. Covering over 2.6 million hectares of forest concessions, APP’s FCP represented a breakthrough moment for the global protection of natural forest. The commitment is the largest and most ambitious plan for the implementation of landscape level High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) principles in the world.

As HCV and HCS assessments are nearing completion, APP has begun the process of translating its ... Read more »
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Growth continues as company prepares for another year of payment technology innovations

RADNOR, Pa - Tuesday, February 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- FreedomPay, creator of the world's most innovative commerce platform, today announced the addition of payments industry veteran Brian Voigt to its executive team as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.

Bringing nearly 25 years of payments industry experience, Voigt has proven success in building relationships and product innovation that bring key partners and customers to the table. He will be responsible for engaging, recruiting and establishing product-complementary and revenue-generating relationships with global partners engaged in the commerce ecosystem.

Voigt joins FreedomPay after serving 18 years in strategic executive roles at Bank of America Merchant Services (BAMS), with a focus on defining mobile Point of Sale ("POS") and mobile commerce strategies. In addition to his work at B ... Read more »
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CINCINNATI - Wednesday, February 5th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is pleased to announce that Oral-B, Blend-a-Med and Crest have once again teamed up to help dentists achieve the best oral health for the athletes of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. As part of this dedicated partnership, Oral-B, Blend-a-Med and Crest will support SOCOG by providing staff uniforms, oral care products and educational materials in the dental clinics located in each of the three Olympic Winter Games villages. These facilities will provide dental screenings, routine dental care, emergency care and products for athletes and coaches for the duration of The Winter Olympics.

"This partnership is part of P&G’s commitment to improving lives worldwide. We believe that every day is full of opportunities to open up to the world and that the more confident you are in the health of your mouth, the more confidently you open up to the world around y ... Read more »
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CLARENCE, N.Y. - Tuesday, February 4th 2014

22nd Century Group, Inc. (OTCQB: XXII) today announced that Goodrich Tobacco Company, its wholly-owned subsidiary, has delivered an additional 5.5 million SPECTRUM® government research cigarettes. SPECTRUM was developed by 22nd Century for NIDA, a department of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

As the only company in the world capable of producing very low nicotine (VLN) tobacco products, 22nd Century was chosen by NIDA to supply its proprietary cigarettes as a subcontractor under a federal government contract. The main SPECTRUM product line consists of a series of cigarette styles that have a fixed "tar” yield but varying nicotine yields over a 50-fold range – from very low to high. Altogether, SPECTRUM features 24 styles, 11 regular and 13 menthol versions, with 8 different levels of nicotine content. SPECTRUMis strictly for research purposes and will not be sold as a commerc ... Read more »
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