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CARACAS, Venezuela - Thursday, December 12th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- "Electing 2,790 posts from 16,088 candidates and then announcing official results within a few hours. These are feats only seen in countries that employ electoral automation,” stated Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic, the company responsible for designing and deploying the technological voting platform used in Venezuela’s recent municipal elections.

On Sunday, 8 December, Smartmatic deployed over 39,427 voting machines to record the will of the people: some 58,054,847 votes cast in around ten hours. This electoral contest marks the thirteenth time Venezuela has successfully run a national election using the company’s technology and project management services.

"We are proud to have served Venezuela again. It has been almost a decade now since we began developing the most advanced automated voting platform in the world, in partnership with the electoral authorities and political partie ... Read more »
Views: 114 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.12.2013

Acquisition bolsters Copal Partners to create a leading outsourcer to corporate finance, investment research and asset management customers

NEW YORK. - Wednesday, December 11th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.

The acquisition will bolster the research and analytical capabilities offered by Moody’s Analytics through Copal, creating a leading outsourcing provider for the global financial sector, including nine of the ten largest global investment banks. Moody’s acquired a majority stake in Copal in 2011.

Founded in 2003, Amba provides outsourced investment research and analytics to financial institutions, including asset managers, investment banks, broker-dealers, insurance and alte ... Read more »
Views: 122 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.12.2013 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK - Wednesday, December 11th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Scott McDonald, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Oliver Wyman Group, effective January 1, 2014. As CEO Mr. McDonald will have responsibility for managing the global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, the economic consulting firm NERA, and brand strategy and design consultancy Lippincott. He will also become a member of the Executive Committee of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Oliver Wyman Group’s corporate parent.

McDonald succeeds John Drzik, who has been with Oliver Wyman for nearly 30 years and held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Oliver Group for 7 years. Drzik will move to Marsh, Inc. to become President, Global Risk and Specialties, and Chairman of the newly formed Marsh & McLennan Companies Global Risk Center.

"The changes we are announcing today will strengthen Marsh & McLennan Companies," said Dan Glaser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mars ... Read more »
Views: 127 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.12.2013 | Comments (0)

ME NewsWire / Business Wire

HOUSTON - Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on January 17, 2014 to discuss the results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2013.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am (US Eastern Time) – 3:00 pm (Paris time). A press release regarding the results will be released prior to the call that same day.

To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1-800-230-1766 within North America or +1-612-288-0340 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 register for the webcast. Following the end of the confe ... Read more »
Views: 132 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.12.2013

STAMFORD, Conn. - Tuesday, December 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced it has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Twitter, the leading global real-time information network, to provide Location Intelligence solutions for their mobile platform.

Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence solutions deliver geocoding and reverse geocoding for mobile platforms, and mapping solutions for the insurance, financial services, retail and public sectors. Precise geocoding is built on addresses that have been carefully verified and validated prior to assigning latitude and longitude coordinates. Developed on a consistent API, the Pitney Bowes geocoding solution is particularly well suited for mobile platforms. Twitter will use Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence technology to support location sharing in Tweets.

The location feature is off by default and Twitter won’t display any location information unless a user has ... Read more »
Views: 109 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.12.2013 | Comments (0)

ME Newswire / Businesswire

SAN FRANCISCO - Tuesday, December 10th 2013

PlayPhone’s Rapid Growth Underscores Position as World’s Third App Store

PlayPhone®, Inc., a global leader in mobile social gaming, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Vivo, part of Telefonica Group, to bring PlayPhone’s leading edge social game store and global gaming network, branded PlayPhone Games, to Vivo customers. This partnership is the latest in a rapidly expanding list of key carrier partners including Verizon, Claro Brazil, SingTel and Sprint, to adopt PlayPhone’s turnkey social gaming platform. With the addition of Vivo, PlayPhone now reaches over 870 million mobile customers.

PlayPhone Games enables Vivo customers to discover, download and play a wide variety of the latest popular games with friends from around the world in a single app. It’s the first aggregated mobile games store for Vivo customers that offers secure direct carrier billing, and i ... Read more »
Views: 122 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.11.2013

CHESHIRE, Conn - Tuesday, December 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

New Biomarker Data Support the Need for Chronic Terminal Complement Blockade with Soliris® (eculizumab) in Patients with aHUS ––

–– Data from the Largest Prospective Trial in Expanded Population of Adults with aHUS and First Prospective Trial in Pediatric Patients with aHUS Now Presented to Hematology Community––

–– New Registry Data Highlight Similar Disease Severity in PNH Patients With or Without a History of Transfusion ––

(BUSINESS WIRE) Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that researchers presented data from clinical trials demonstrating the clinical benefits of chronic Soliris® (eculizumab) treatment in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) as well as new patient registry data providing further insight into optimal care for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 55th Annual Meeting a ... Read more »
Views: 123 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.11.2013

INGELHEIM, Germany - Tuesday, December 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

    The efficacy and safety profile of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) was maintained regardless of patient characteristics1,2,3,4
    Pooled safety data favour Pradaxa® treatment over warfarin and provide further reassurance1-4
    The analysed patient characteristics included age, renal function, simultaneous use of anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and the presence of cancer1-4
    Data also showed that taking commonly used NSAIDs or low-dose ASA with Pradaxa® did not increase the risk of bleeding1

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For media outside of the US, the UK & Canada only

New data analyses show that the positive treatment effect (efficacy and safety profile) of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) 150mg twice daily was consistent in a wide range of patients with acute deep vein thrombosi ... Read more »
Views: 100 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.11.2013

NEW YORK - Tuesday, December 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has again earned a score of 100 percent, the highest possible, on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies related to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

Moody's ranking recognizes its status as a top employer for LGBT workplace equality, and its perfect score also qualified the company for inclusion in the HRC’s list of "Best Places to Work" for LGBT equality, for the second year in a row.

"Moody’s culture strongly values inclusion and respect for all of our employees around the world, and we are very proud to have once again earned the highest possible score in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index," said Lisa Westlake, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Moo ... Read more »
Views: 137 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.11.2013

Viber Marks Its Third Birthday By Unveiling Version 4.1 Which Includes The Global Launch Of Viber Out And New Content For Its Sticker Market  

ME NewsWire / Business Wire

LONDON - Tuesday, December 10th 2013
Viber (www.viber.com) announced today the release of Viber 4.1 for Android and iPhone which includes the full global launch of Viber Out, a new feature that allows users to make low-cost calls to any mobile or landline phone number.

Viber had previously enabled Viber Out for users in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan to help users contact friends and loved ones. To provide free calls from the Philippines, Viber partnered with telcos across the world including Telecom Austria, Telecom New Zealand, Hutchison, Bharti Airtel, Telecom Italia, Citic, Netvision Cellcom, Mada Communication and Omantel. Viber also partnered with Globe Telecom to allow users worldwide to call the Philippines for free.

Now with the official worldwide launc ... Read more »
Views: 119 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.10.2013

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