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HOUSTON-Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Schlumberger Limited (“Schlumberger”) today announced that Schlumberger Holdings Corporation, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Schlumberger (“SHC”), has priced the previously announced cash tender offer for any and all of its outstanding (a) 3.000% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes") and (b) 3.625% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "2022 Notes,” and together with the 2020 Notes, the "Notes"), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated September 18, 2019 (as may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Offer to Purchase") and the related Notice of Guaranteed Delivery attached to the Offer to Purchase (as may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Notice of Guaranteed Delivery"). The tender offer is referred to herein as the "Offer." The Offer to Purchase an ... Read more »

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 31 Operators in 15 Countries Creating Innovative IoT Solutions; APAC IoT market to Reach 11 billion Connections by 2025

LONDON-Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA APAC IoT Partnership Programme has expanded to include more than thirty mobile operators making it the largest IoT community in the Asia Pacific region (APAC), the GSMA announced today. The programme brings operators and their partners together including developers, manufacturers and system integrators to share best practice, discuss challenges and progress updates on the development of IoT across the region. The initiative has seen 7 operators open 9 new IoT Labs in the region to help develop new IoT-based solutions. APAC has the largest IoT market in the world and is expected to reach 11 billion connections by 2025 and be worth $386 billion, according to GSMA Intelligence.

“The programme has doubled in size in less than a year and that is testament to ... Read more »

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NEW YORK & HANGZHOU, China-Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Alibaba Group and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced the launch of “Hunger Map LIVE,” a groundbreaking global hunger monitoring system that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics to predict and track the magnitude and severity of hunger in over 90 countries in close to real-time.

Hunger Map LIVE brings together streams of publicly available information on food security, nutrition, conflict, weather and a variety of macro-economic data – including from WFP all in one place to show a holistic picture of the food security situation. It uses machine learning technology to make informed predictions on food security even in areas where data is currently limited.

Advanced data visualization tools then convert the resulting analysis of food insecurity at the global, country and subnational levels, an ... Read more »

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New ransomware event modeling capability in Cyence for Cyber Risk Management designed to help insurers accurately underwrite in an evolving cyber landscape


SAN MATEO, Calif.-Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers rely upon, today announced the immediate availability of the fourth-generation model update (Model 4) for Guidewire Cyence™ for Cyber Risk Management – an enhanced cyber event risk modeling solution that includes a new event modeling scenario designed to estimate the origin of losses resulting from a mass business interruption following a ransomware event.

Ransomware criminals have grown more advanced, selective, and concentrated with their attacks. In the first quarter of 2019, ransomware attacks grew by 118%, new ransomware families were detected, and threat actors used innovative techniques.1 At ... Read more »

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand-Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BitHarp Group Limited ( www.BitHarp.com ), an experienced manufacturer of crypto mining hardware, is now a favorite name amongst individuals interested in profitable crypto mining from the comforts of their home. The company’s recently launched products Lyre Miner and Harp Miner have initiated a new age in cryptocurrency mining, offering low heat and noise mining hardware that can be placed within limited spaces at home. Users can start earning profits immediately as the pre-configured mining rigs just require plugging in, choosing the preferred coin, and entering the pool data.

The most attractive benefit of Lyre Miner and Harp Miner is the ability of these products to generate quick return on interest for all users. This has been made possible by delivering high hash rate powers that are second to none in the market. Hash rate is a general measure of the processing power of c ... Read more »

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TAMPERE, Finland -Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sandvik, Kalmar, Caruna and Valmet, high-class international industrial companies, have joined Rapid Tampere, the first collaboration accelerator in the Tampere Region, Finland. A global search for top high-tech associates to collaborate with these companies has started. The powerful ecosystem of mobile machinery and process machinery located in the area will attract the best international players.

Rapid Tampere operates on the venture-client model, where collaboration is based on real needs, leads fast pilots and aims at deeper collaboration.

The search for high-tech companies begins on September 23 and ends October 31, 2019. The first challenges include occupational safety, sensor technology and machine learning.

“To succeed in global competition, it’s essential for companies to network and work closely with the most innovative experts in each sector”, s ... Read more »

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 GSMA Tech Lab, to Develop and Drive Inclusive Technologies, in Collaboration with Industry Stakeholders and Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

LONDON-Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced the launch of the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab, which will take a hands-on approach to research, testing and development of the inclusive technologies of the future. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has provided three years of funding for the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab, and will sit on the Advisory Group alongside industry representatives including GoPay, IDEMIA, KaiOS, Mowali, Telenor, the University of Washington, VEON and Vodafone.

“In launching the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab, we are taking a bold new step to support and stimulate innovation through greater experimentation and a willingness to take risks,” said John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA. “The GSMA Mobile for Development pr ... Read more »

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 “We are calling on the State Department to follow the recommendation of USCIRF and classify Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern.”

 

WASHINGTON-Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- In a letter to Vice President Pence, American Principles Project and a number of other groups, including International Christian Concern, Capitol Allies, Frontiers of Freedom, Institute for Liberty, and Project 21 – Black Leadership Network, urged the U.S. Government to classify Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern.

Terry Schilling, executive director at American Principles Project, released the following statement:

“Since the start of Trump Administration, the United States has promoted the critical virtue of religious freedom both here at home and abroad. This letter is aimed at shedding light on the awful persecution of Christians taking place in Nigeria. We urge the State Department to follo ... Read more »

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NEW YORK-Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- WeWork’s Board of Directors today announced the following leadership changes: Co-founder Adam Neumann has decided to step back from his role as CEO, and will continue on as non-executive chairman of the board. WeWork’s Artie Minson, formerly co-president and chief financial officer, and Sebastian Gunningham, formerly vice chairman, have been named co-CEOs of the company. These changes are effective immediately.

Adam Neumann said: “As co-founder of WeWork, I am so proud of this team and the incredible company that we have built over the last decade. Our global platform now spans 111 cities in 29 countries, serving more than 527,000 members each day. While our business has never been stronger, in recent weeks, the scrutiny directed toward me has become a significant distraction, and I have decided that it is in the best interest of the company to step down as chief executive. Thank ... Read more »

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Global data shows that more than 50% of video views begin on mobile devices

BOSTON-Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, today published the Q2 Brightcove Global Video Index, a report that analyzes hundreds of millions of recent data points to provide insights into how viewers are watching video content, which devices they are using, and what types of content they are consuming across these various devices.

Mobile consumption surges
The report findings show that 53% of global video views begin on mobile devices, smartphones, and tablets, taking away share from traditional desktop computers. Smartphones saw the highest growth, to 45% from 38% only one year ago. In emerging markets, especially Asia Pacific (APAC), mobile is king, where a whopping 84% of all plays were on mobile phones, and with Japan/Korea at 58%. In the Middle East and Africa, smartph ... Read more »

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 Saudi Arabia is investing in four major projects worth US$23 billion that will transform and enhance the lives of 7 million residents of its capital Riyadh.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, -Wednesday 25 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

The city of Riyadh has embarked on an ambitious programme of urban planning and civil engineering announced by the government worth over US$23 billion that will transform the capital with four major projects into one of the most livable cities in the world.

King Salman Park will be the largest city park in the world, covering an area of 13.4km², four times the area of Central Park in New York. Sports Boulevard will be a state-of-the-art new health and wellness destination in the heart of the city, providing a network of cycle routes and adding an impressive 135km of professional cycling track. Green Riyadh is a citywide greening initiative which includes the planting of 7.5 million trees. The project will help lower the temperatu ... Read more »

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