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New Offering Bolsters Best-in-Class Capabilities for Global, Regional and Local Clients

LONDON & NAIROBI, Kenya - Thursday, February 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GroupM announced today the launch of its MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare media agencies in sub-Saharan Africa, supplementing GroupM’s existing offering in South Africa and Northern Africa and strengthening its position as the global leader in media investment management. This development follows the lead of GroupM parent company WPP, which last year increased its stake to a controlling interest in Scangroup, the leading advertising and communication services group in East Africa.

Clients who work with MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare will benefit from the consolidated media management of GroupM, while receiving best-in-class client leadership, communication strategy and executional delivery deeply connected to the agencies’ respective global networks. This will provide clients in ... Read more »

Views: 70 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.22.2015

COLOMBES, France - Thursday, February 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space today announced its selection by Getin Bank to introduce mobile proximity payments relying on HCE (Host Card Emulation), a cloud-based protocol simplifying mobile contactless payment implementations. HCE was introduced on Android platforms at the end of 2013 and is now endorsed by major payment schemes.

Relying on OT’s solution, Getin Bank performed a first transaction compliant with Visa specifications for HCE at the end of December 2014. OT leverages combined experience in secure credentials management for banks and in cloud-based mobile financial services to address HCE’s underlying challenges: security, impact on the payment infrastructure, usability and standardization.

With this service Getin is the first bank in Poland to propose a m ... Read more »

Views: 118 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.22.2015 | Comments (0)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Friday, February 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- eASIC Corporation (@easic) today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not been determined. eASIC intends to apply to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "EASI".

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Roth Capital Partners, LLC and Northland Securities, Inc. will act as co-managers.

This offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, ... Read more »

Views: 111 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.22.2015

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Friday, February 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Quintiles, the world’s largest biopharmaceutical services company, has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2015.

Quintiles is ranked third overall in FORTUNE’s Healthcare: Pharmacy and Other Services category with the top ranking for the reputation attribute of “global competitiveness” and second within the segment for its “people management.”

FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Since 1997, Fortune has identified, selected and ranked the World’s Most Admired Companies, uncovering the business practices that make these companies highly regarded among their peers.

“I would like to congratulate Quintiles’ employees around the world for making this possible,” said Quintiles C ... Read more »

Views: 84 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.22.2015

GSMA to Host Executive Conferences in Five Locations Globally; Mobile 360 Events Explore Regional Mobile Industry Trends and Issues

London - Thursday, February 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the schedule and locations for the 2015 GSMA Mobile 360 Series, a regional thought leadership conference series for executives in the mobile industry, as well as key regulatory and government representatives. This year, the GSMA will host five Mobile 360 Series events around the world: Mobile 360 Series-Africa, Mobile 360 Series-Europe, Mobile 360 Series-Latin America, Mobile 360 Series-Middle East and Mobile 360 Series-North America.

“Building on the success we’ve seen in the last year, we’re excited to expand the Mobile 360 Series further in 2015 with the addition of Mobile 360-Latin America,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The Mobile 360 Series conferences truly complement t ... Read more »

Views: 110 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 02.22.2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark - Thursday, February 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - GlobeOne®, LLC, a financial technology company collaborating with a network of financial institutions around the world, has selected Acxiom® (Nasdaq: ACXM), an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company to develop a database and processing platform to collect, process, calculate and return data to partner banks in the GlobeOne network.

GlobeOne, founded by a community of socially conscious entrepreneurs with experience in the financially underserved markets, is committed to enhancing financial inclusion, a critical element for economic and social development. By pioneering the use of technology to make financial transactions affordable and flexible, and activating its network of member banks, GlobalOne creates financial opportunities and community growth.

As part of this multi-year agreement, Acxiom will provide data hosting services to help GlobeOne to c ... Read more »

Views: 67 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 02.22.2015 | Comments (0)

Consumers from 16 markets across the globe to be enabled to shop and pay using Visa Checkout

SAN FRANCISCO - Friday, February 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE) Visa Inc. today announced that Visa Checkout will become available in a total of 16 markets in 2015, continuing the early momentum the product has seen since launching in three markets in the summer of 2014.

“Visa Checkout has seen tremendous growth in the U.S., Canada and Australia in just the few months since its launch,” said Sam Shrauger, senior vice president of Digital Solutions at Visa. “Consumers and merchants alike love its simplicity and ease, which is particularly important as people shop and buy more frequently on smaller devices like phones and tablets. Building on this positive momentum, we are aggressively carrying the service into new markets across the world throughout 2015 and beyond.”

Today consumers from ten co ... Read more »

Views: 57 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.22.2015

AMSTERDAM - Friday, February 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH:NA) today released its regular weekly Net Asset Value (NAV) on its website, www.pershingsquareholdings.com. The NAV was computed as of the close of business on Tuesday, 17 February 2015.

PSH NAV per share as of close of business on 17 February 2015 was USD27.93.

Weekly net asset value is calculated at the close of business on each Tuesday and posted on the following Thursday. In the event that Tuesday is not a business day, PSH will calculate the close-of-business NAV as of the business day immediately preceding that Tuesday. In the event that Thursday is not a business day, any such NAV will be posted the next business day following that Thursday.

About Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd.

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. is a concentrated, research-intensive, fundamental value investor in the public markets.&nbs ... Read more »

Views: 69 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.22.2015 | Comments (0)

LONDON & BONN, Germany - Thursday, February 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) and Colt Technology Services have today announced a five-year partnership covering international telephony services. As part of this collaboration, Colt will use Deutsche Telekom’s network interconnects to complement its footprint, allowing it to expand and strengthen its portfolio of voice services for both wholesale and enterprise customers. Deutsche Telekom ICSS will have access to Colt’s comprehensive voice portfolio and extensive network in Europe, allowing it to better support its customers across Europe.

By joining forces, Colt and Deutsche Telekom benefit from lower network and voice termination costs outside their network footprint without the requirement of extensive investments, allowing them to address European enterprises’ increasing need for high-quality international voice servi ... Read more »

Views: 111 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.22.2015

SAINT PREX, Switzerland - Wednesday, February 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has acquired the assets of BioSurface Engineering Technologies, Inc. (BioSET), including two phase III ready orthobiologic product candidates designed to improve bone repair. The initial indications for AMPLEX® and PREFIX® to be investigated are fusion in foot/ankle and lumbar spine surgical procedures, respectively. Both products are based on a unique biomimetic peptide designed to enhance the body’s own natural mechanisms of bone repair.

Orthopaedics has grown to become one of five key therapeutic areas for Ferring since the 2005 launch of EUFLEXXA® (1% sodium hyaluronate) for the treatment for knee pain due to osteoarthritis.

“With the acquisition of the BioSET portfolio, Ferring intends to build on its growing success in orthopaedics,” said Michel Pettigrew, President of the Ferring Executive ... Read more »

Views: 90 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.22.2015

SHENZHEN, China - Friday, February 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - ZTE Corporation welcomes the withdrawal of three patent claims by Vringo Infrastructure Inc. against ZTE (UK) Ltd.

The discontinuation of Vringo’s claims concerning European Patents 1,808,029, 1,186,119 and 1,221,212 before the High Court of Justice Chancery Division in London followed ZTE’s efforts to demonstrate that the patents asserted against it are not infringed.

ZTE is committed to defending the company against related claims over the ‘029, ‘119 and ‘212 patents by Vringo in other jurisdictions. In Germany, ZTE’s appeal of a ruling over the ‘119 patent is pending. In France, a court hearing on a case concerning the ‘119 and ‘212 patents is set for April. Litigations in Australia, Malaysia and the Netherlands are also pending.

ZTE looks forward to a trial in UK court concerning Vringo’s claim on European Patent ... Read more »

Views: 68 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 02.22.2015