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Visa makes strategic investment in Stripe to support international expansion

SAN FRANCISCO - Wednesday, July 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and Stripe, a mobile and online payment provider, today announced a strategic partnership to support new technologies and online payment experiences for merchants, developers and consumers worldwide. Through this relationship, Stripe will accelerate its international expansion, particularly in emerging markets, accessing Visa’s global footprint through its acquiring and issuing partners. To support this growth and joint long-term initiatives, Visa has also made a strategic investment in Stripe.

Working together, the companies will enable a global payments solution for new ecommerce experiences like “buy buttons” and new innovations to come. Stripe will also be one of the first beta partners to connect to Visa’s network capabilities via APIs and SDKs, offering their dev ... Read more »

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DASH reduces audio and video interruptions over mobile networks and the Internet

DENVER - Tuesday, July 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- World licensing leader MPEG LA, LLC today announced a call for patents essential to the MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) standards for the purpose of offering the market efficient access to this important technology. Currently used in leading content delivery platforms, DASH adaptively streams audio and video content enabling continuous viewing without freezing or stuttering.

“Market adoption of DASH technology standards has increased to the point where the market would benefit from the availability of a convenient nondiscriminatory, nonexclusive worldwide one-stop patent pool license,” said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn. “We invite all patent holders to participate.”

To participate in the initial meeting for the creation of a joint DASH License, any party that ... Read more »

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Tuesday, July 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Halfway into a decade rife with market fluctuations and abrupt change, C.H. Robinson’s ability to consistently provide exceptional service and help customers achieve supply chain success has led it to be named the #1 3PL by readers of Inbound Logistics magazine for the fifth consecutive year.

Since 1998, Inbound Logistics magazine has been conducting the annual Reader’s Choice Top 3PL Excellence Awards as a way for professionals in the logistics community to recognize their 3PL and all of the positive ways they impact their business. C.H. Robinson has been recognized on this list since the program’s inception.

Click to tweet: 5 in a row! @CHRobinsonInc named #1 Top 3PL by @ILMagazine readers #CHRTop3PL.

“This accomplishment is a direct result of C.H. Robinson’s greatest asset, its people, and their unwavering dedication to making an impact on our ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, July 26th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior (MoI), represented by the Response Team for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, has participated in a security training exercise that was held recently in the Slovak Republic.

From 6 to 10 July, the five-day exercise was conducted by the US Department of Energy in cooperation with the Slovakian Interior Ministry. The participation of the UAE comes under the strategic collaboration and partnership with the Slovak Republic in order to effectuate the memorandum of understanding between the two countries in the security fields.

The delegation of the MoI emphasized the importance of participating in such exercises that promote the exchange of expertise and build upon each country’s levels of readiness. The delegation also highlighted the importance of recognizing opportunities for improveme ... Read more »

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Ida Luka-Lognoné takes the helm at global health and life insurance company

DUBLIN - Tuesday, July 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Allianz Worldwide Care has announced that Ida Luka-Lognoné, Executive Committee member of Allianz Worldwide Partners, has succeeded Ron Buchan as CEO of Allianz Worldwide Care.

Ida Luka-Lognoné, Polish and French citizen, has a wealth of experience in the insurance industry. Having joined Elvia Travel Insurance Group in 1992, she was appointed Director of Business Development for Central and Eastern Europe in 1996. Ida became Director of the European Region for Mondial Assistance Group in 2000, and Member of its Executive Committee in 2002. Before joining Allianz Worldwide Partners’ Executive Committee in January 2014, responsible for Strategy, Innovation and Market Management, Ida was CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa within Allianz Global Assistance.

Mr Buchan, who successfully led Allianz Worldwide ... Read more »

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