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-- New generation Toshiba BiCS FLASH™ adds layers, boosts capacity --

TOKYO - Wednesday, July 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today unveiled the latest generation of its BiCS FLASH™ three-dimensional (3D) flash memory with a stacked cell structure*1, a 64-layer device that will be first*2 in the world to start sample shipments today. The new device incorporates 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology and achieves a 256-gigabit (32-gigabytes) capacity, an advance that underscores the potential of Toshiba’s proprietary architecture. Toshiba continues to refine BiCS FLASH™, and the next milestone on the development roadmap is a 512-gigabit (64-gigabytes) device, also with 64 layers.

The new device succeeds the 48-layer BiCS FLASH™, and its leading-edge 64-layer stacking process realizes a 40% larger capacity per unit chip size than 48-layer stacking process, reduces the cost per ... Read more »

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Kenyans lead way in adoption of Mobile Money remittances

NAIROBI, Kenya - Wednesday, July 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kenyans living abroad have now sent one million money transfers with WorldRemit.

With the WorldRemit app or website, the diaspora can send safe, instant transfers to Kenya at the touch of a button.

Mobile Money has played a key role in the popularity of WorldRemit money transfers to Kenya, as Kenyans discover the speed and convenience of sending remittances direct to mobile phones.

WorldRemit now sends more than 50,000 transfers to Kenya every month, with over 90% going to Mobile Money accounts such as M-Pesa and Airtel Money.

Customers can also send transfers direct to bank account, for cash pick up from KCB Bank Kenya and Upesi Money Transfer branches, or as mobile airtime top up.

Around three million Kenyans live abroad with large communities in countries such as the United Kingdom, United State ... Read more »

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4K/HEVC set top box shipments underway and subscribers set for first UHD trials

LUXEMBOURG - Wednesday, July 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that multiple US cable operators are testing Ultra HD (or 4K) content across its fully-managed Ultra HD platform and receiving HEVC 4K IP set top boxes in preparation for Ultra HD subscriber trials into US households later this year.

SES has signed Ultra HD trial agreements with Cable America in Missouri, Golden West Telecommunications in South Dakota, MTC Cable in New York, Sjoberg’s Cable TV in Minnesota and ATMC in North Carolina. As part of the programme aimed at accelerating 4K delivery to homes across America, SES is shipping 4K/HEVC set top boxes to cable operators participating in the first-ever Ultra HD trials.

After purchasing more than four million Ultra HD TVs last year and a projected 10 million in 2016 in the US alone, consum ... Read more »

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HOUSTON - Wednesday, July 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on October 21, 2016 to discuss the results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2016.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 7:00 am (US Central time), 8:00 am (US Eastern time) and 1:00 pm (London time). A press release regarding the Company’s results will be issued on October 20, 2016 after close of market.

To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1 (800) 288-8967 within North America or +1 (612) 333-4911 outside of North America approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call, and ask for the “Schlumberger Earnings Conference Call.”

A webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously at www.slb.com/irwebcast on a listen-only basis. Listeners should log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to test their browsers and r ... Read more »

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- VOLO enables travelers to easily record their travel moments with features such as notes, photos, locations, and routes, even in places where Internet is not accessible.

SEOUL, South Korea - Wednesday, July 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

- With its “Write-Together” feature, up to ten people can write one journal together, creating a unique experience for its users.

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SK techx (President: Young-chul Kim) (www.sktechx.com) announced today the launch of the Android version of ‘VOLO – Your Travel Journal, online & offline,’ following its success of the iOS version of the application.

With its travel-focused features, such as photos, locations, and routes, ‘VOLO’ helps travelers to record their valuable experiences without difficulty. Also, its feature for searching different regions and various travel themes lets users to conveniently search other journals for more information.

The most nota ... Read more »

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GREENWICH, Conn. - Wednesday, July 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) has released its July IB Communiqué to inform clients worldwide about the latest enhancements to their trading platform, products and services.

Trader Workstation (TWS) Updates

Personalize Your Trading Platform - Recent TWS enhancements give you even more ways to customize your platform and save time creating and submitting orders. Recognizing that some clients trade only a handful of the many products offered through TWS, clients may now use a Contract Selector to filter out products, regions and exchanges they do not use. The result is faster access to the products investors want to trade. TWS users may now add our traditional trading tools as tabs to display alongside Classic and Mosaic pages offering more efficient access to data and investing strategies.

Adaptive Algo Supports Futures - The newest member of our IB Algo family ... Read more »

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Kaigwa will examine cybersecurity and “The Right Kind of African IT Arms Race”


ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - Tuesday, July 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As a global leader in mobile money, Kenya has more than 17 million using its mobile-money system, M-PESA. As the African continent grows in connectivity and emerging technologies like mobile banking continues to spread, professionals responsible for the safety and innovation of the digital world face increasing challenges and opportunities. The future is one that needs multiple lenses and perspectives, according to African entrepreneur Mark Kaigwa.

Kaigwa will open the first Africa Computer Audit, Control and Security (Africa CACS) Conference, taking place 8-9 August 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. Hosted by global IT association ISACA, the conference will gather IT audit, assurance, risk, cybersecurity and governance professionals from around the world to discuss solutions and strategies, in ... Read more »

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COLOMBES, France - Tuesday, July 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announced its partnership with Axis Bank, India’s third largest private bank to offer the first open loop EMV contactless smart cards to be used in public transportation in Bengaluru, the third most populous city of India.

Axis Bank is the first bank to launch open loop smart cards in India to be used in public transportation, allowing end-users to use them to tap and pay instead of buying a ticket each time they use transportation in Bengaluru. A new chapter of digital payment is being written with EMV contactless smart cards based on RuPay, the Indian domestic card scheme conceived and launched by the National Payments Corporation of India.

In this framework, OT provides the contactless EMV smart cards. The cards have multiple service compartments to accommodate many ... Read more »

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Mobile Ecosystem Adds More Than $150 Billion in Economic Value to African Economy

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Tuesday, July 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study. ‘The Mobile Economy: Africa 2016’ was published today at the GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa event being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 26 – 28 July. The report also highlights the increasing contribution of Africa’s mobile industry to the regional economy, including employment and public funding, and mobile’s role as a platform for digital and financial inclusion.

“More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to a mobile network, providing them not just with connectivity but a gateway to a range of other essential services in areas such as digital identity, h ... Read more »

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Mobile Powering Increasing Number of Energy, Water and Sanitation Projects

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Tuesday, July 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme (M4D Utilities) released a new report outlining progress in using mobile technology to deliver energy, water and sanitation services to underserved communities. The latest M4D Utilities annual report, ‘Unlocking access to utility services: The transformational value of mobile’, was published today at the GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa event being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 26 – 28 July.

“Billions of people in emerging markets still lack access to essential utility services such as energy, clean drinking water and basic sanitation,” said Mats Granryd, GSMA Director General. “A new wave of innovative mobile technology can improve and increase access to these basic utility services, while at the same time stimulatin ... Read more »

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