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Stream TV Networks Makes Major Tech Announcement at IFA 2012 Show in Berlin

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Plans to develop 2160p 3D without glasses dubbed “Ultra-D™ 2160p” TV

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Stream TV Networks, Inc.™ announces the development of a 2kx4k 3D without glasses TV dubbed the Ultra-D™ 2160p. Until now current 2kx4k TVs and devices could not reach the full benefit of these advanced panels because there is no native 4k content available for consumer use. Most companies try to compensate by using scalers which only provides incremental resolution improvement.

Ultra-D has developed a ground breaking algorithm which boosts existing content to deliver heightened resolution to between 1080p and 2160p. The Ultra-D 2160p 3D without glasses television allows the viewer greater clarity and resolution that before was not possible.

Ultra-D uses the disparity between images to produce a higher resolution output than the source. This allows for stunning 3D without any viewing angles, distortion or other restrictions. Consumers can use any type of source content and convert it into 3D without glasses– Cable and Satellite TV Channels, Blu-ray®, Xbox®, iTunes®, Apple TV®, Google TV®, YouTube®, Netflix® and other feeds. Ultra-D 2160p transforms nearly any source content into 2160p 3D without glasses in real-time.

The Ultra-D 2160p finally pushes 3D without glasses ahead of 2D and 3D with glasses devices in terms of high resolution content.

The first Ultra-D products being rolled out are the Ultra-D 42-inch and 46-inch 1080p LED 3D without glasses televisions bundled with the SeeCube™ Auto Converter. These will be followed by the Ultra-D 2160p 60-inch LED TVs also bundled with the SeeCube Auto Converter. The Ultra-D tablets, smartphones, all-in-one PC’s and laptops would be rolled out subsequently. These devices will play the 3D without glasses Ultra-D 2160p content.

Stream TV also proposed a new standard for 2160p content to address the lack of native 4k content. Stream TV will have available the SeeCube Auto Converter to allow TV stations, movie makers and game developers to mass produce and rapidly deploy 4k content.

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business & press contact:
1-(707) 9-ULTRA-D appointments at IFA:
1-(707) 9-ULTRA-D

About Stream TV Networks

Stream TV Networks, Inc. is a Philadelphia-based new media company founded in 2009 to serve a consumer market seeking enhanced entertainment and communications experiences through superior quality devices with unlimited accessibility. Through its brands, Stream TV Networks, Inc. intends to reshape the current media landscape by releasing computer-enabled devices that create an environment where on-demand access to content is available anytime and anywhere, where interactive user feedback is standard, and where creative participation and community formation around media content is nurtured. The company’s mission is – redefine “new media” so that it reaches its true dynamic potential and real-time interactive relationship with the media consumer.

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September 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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PayPal Appoints Rohan Mahadevan as New Vice President for Asia to Lead One of the Company’s Fastest-Growing Regions

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SINGAPORE, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — PayPal today announced the appointment of Rohan Mahadevan as PayPal’s new vice president for Asia effective immediately and reporting to Rupert Keeley who has recently taken up a broader leadership role as PayPal’s senior vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Mr. Mahadevan will provide strategic direction for the company’s fastest-growing region and will be responsible for increasing the company’s presence and capabilities to capitalize on the explosive growth of e-commerce and m-commerce across all Asian markets.
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Mr. Mahadevan has been with PayPal since 2004 in various leadership roles. Prior to his current position, he held the dual roles of vice president of Global Cross Border Trade and vice president of Latin America. As VP of Global Cross Border Trade, he was responsible for defining and executing PayPal’s cross-border strategy to enable 113 million PayPal users to conveniently and safely purchase from international merchants in 190 markets. As VP of Latin America, he led the strategy and localization of PayPal’s services for domestic consumers, merchants and partners in Brazil and Mexico, opened up PayPal’s first offices in these markets with Spanish and Portuguese language support, and accelerated cross-border trade across this region.

“I am delighted to welcome Rohan as our new Asia head as he brings exceptional leadership skills and a proven track record in building payment businesses in some of the world’s most dynamic economies,” said Mr. Keeley. “Rohan’s deep knowledge of PayPal’s products and capabilities will be invaluable as we deliver on our vision to enable secure payments anytime, anywhere and any way for millions of Asian consumers through PayPal’s innovative online and mobile commerce services.”

“I’m excited to take on this new role in Asia as we build up our business in many of the largest commerce markets in the world — from Japan to Greater China to India to Southeast Asia — and localize our global payment capabilities to address the different and unique needs of our merchants and consumers across Asia,” said Mr. Mahadevan. “Beyond enabling cross-border trade for local merchants to sell globally and for local consumers to buy securely from overseas, we have a golden opportunity to bring more payment innovation to the region and transform commerce in the large and accelerating Asian consumer markets.”

Rohan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the California Institute of Technology, a PhD from Harvard University in the field of astrophysics, and was a post-doctoral scientist at Cambridge University, England.

About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online, via mobile devices and in store. The service allows people to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing (where available). With more than 113 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global commerce. PayPal is an eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) company.

PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and its international headquarters is located in Singapore. More information about the company can be found at


Dickson Seow
PayPal Asia Pacific
T: +65-6510-6463

Czarina Cabuyadao
The Hoffman Agency
T: +65-6361-0260


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September 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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Campari Acquires a Controlling Stake in Lascelles deMercado, Becoming a Key Player in the Attractive Rum Category With the Appleton Estate, Appleton Special / White, Wray & Nephew and Coruba Brands

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MILAN, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —


Agreement reached with holders of 81.4% stake in Jamaican company Lascelles deMercado & Co. Limited (‘LdM’). At closing the entity will primarily consist of LdM’s spirits business
Campari’s acquisition will be made through a formal tender offer to the LdM board and public shareholders to acquire all outstanding ordinary and preference shares pursuant to the Jamaican Takeover Code and applicable requirements
Gruppo Campari (the ‘Group’ or ‘Campari’) enters the large and attractive rum category, adding a portfolio of leading premium brands with a unique and distinctive Jamaican heritage
The acquisition entails the award winning Appleton Estate, Appleton Special / White, Wray & Nephew and Coruba brands as well as substantial ageing inventory to support future expansion
Campari enhances its critical mass in key Americas markets – including the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and acquires a leading market position in Jamaica, creating the foundations for future international growth
This transaction further boosts Campari’s internationalisation, significantly growing the business outside of Italy, whilst strengthening its largest and most profitable business, the Spirits segment
Total purchase price for 100% of LdM’s share capital is USD 414,754,200 (or approximately € 330 million at current exchange rate) on a cash free / debt free basis. The deal is EPS accretive in year 1
Third largest acquisition in Campari’s history following the successful acquisitions of Wild Turkey and Skyy Spirits
Campari continues to leverage its acquisition framework in a very disciplined and consistent manner for future growth
Completion of the CLF stake acquisition and formal tender offer is expected in Q4 2012
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September 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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OAG Delivers ‘Analyser’ to African Airlines Association

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —
OAG, the global flight information provider, is strengthening the company’s commitment to African aviation by providing the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) with the industry-leading OAG Analyser tool.
OAG Analyser is an easy-to-use online tool for extracting real meaning and insight from airline schedules data. By interrogating OAG’s industry-leading databases, the tool brings an unprecedented level of advanced data analysis functionality, offering AFRAA rapid access to detailed reports ranging from airline and airport route development trends to aircraft usage patterns.
Rob Shaw, OAG’s director of analytics, says: “Airline capacity in Africa is increasing by an average of 5% a year and the average GDP growth rate in the continent is also at 5%, which shows the market offers encouraging potential and signs of growth. By providing AFRAA with OAG Analyser to help with the association’s market research, we’re pleased to assist the region’s industry in better understanding how to meet the demands of that growth.”
Alongside the ‘Analyser’ deal, OAG has joined AFRAA’s partnership programme. Raphael Kuuchi, Director, Commercial/Corporate & Industry Affairs, AFRAA, says: “The African Airlines Association is pleased to welcome OAG into our partnership programme. As a major global processor and distributor of flight schedules data, travel planners, flight timetables, flight network mapping software, business travel planning products, aviation market reports and flight schedules analysis tools for the passenger and cargo markets, OAG’s partnership with AFRAA will help African airlines access all these solutions. Working with OAG will assist African airlines in reaching every market with their networks and services easily and cost-effectively.”
Notes to Editors:
OAG, a UBM Aviation brand, is the trusted source for aviation information and analytical services. OAG’s leading aviation databases are unrivalled in their scale, accuracy and comprehensiveness and are integral to the world’s aviation industry operations. For more information, visit:
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is a trade organisation of airlines from the member states of the African Union (AU). Founded in Accra, Ghana in April, 1968, and headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the primary purpose of AFRAA is to foster commercial and technical cooperation among African airlines and to represent their common interests. AFRAA membership cuts across the entire continent and includes all the major intercontinental African operators. The Association members represent 83% of total international traffic carried by African airlines.
For further information:
Sarah Dixon
UBM Aviation
Product Marketing Director
Telephone: +44(0)1582-600-111
Marc Cornelius
80:20 Communications
Telephone: +44(0)1483-447380
Source: OAG

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September 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

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Webroot Appoints Master Distributor to Drive Sales of Webroot(R) Products in Southeast Asia

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, has appointed Arete Focus as a Master Distributor for the company’s operations in Southeast Asia and Greater China. Arete Focus will distribute Webroot’s entire portfolio including consumer and business offerings across the region.
Based in Singapore, Arete Focus is a dynamic company that specialises in IT product distribution. With this partnership, Webroot will gain access to their comprehensive network of channels, point of sales, value-added resellers, and partnership companies, which operate in more than 10 countries across Southeast Asia and Greater China.
Bernard Chew, Managing Director, Arete Focus, said the business was keen to use its existing knowledge and relationships to drive growth for Webroot in the region.
“We are very excited to be appointed Webroot’s Master Distributor for Southeast Asia and Greater China. From our experience in establishing security brands across the region, it is important for us to provide only the best solutions to our distributors and ultimately the end customer. Webroot revolutionized the security industry with Webroot SecureAnywhere, taking the misery out of security by delivering the fastest, lightest, easiest to manage, and most effective endpoint protection available.”
Crispin Kerr, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Webroot, said the value of the distributor model for Webroot in the Southeast Asia and Greater China region is that it maximises the company’s reach in the region.
“This partnership creates a solid foundation for Webroot and increases our ability to access Southeast Asia in a manner consistent with customer expectations, including localized support, language skills and programs. The collaboration between Webroot and Arete Focus offers us substantial go-to-market advantages and flexibility. Arete Focus’ thought leadership in the endpoint security and data protection space, combined with its robust portfolio of partners, offers us greater access and local support for our valued channel partners and their customers.”
Webroot’s products including Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Antivirus, Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials and Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete, Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection and Webroot Web Security for Business are now available on the Arete Focus website for authorised retailer and reseller purchase in South East Asia.
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Webroot is committed to taking the misery out of Internet security for consumers and businesses. Founded in 1997, privately held Webroot is headquartered in Colorado and has operations across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit or call 1.800.013.992. Read the Webroot Threat Blog: Follow Webroot on Twitter:
©2012 Webroot Inc. All rights reserved. Webroot, SecureAnywhere, and Webroot SecureAnywhere are registered trademarks or trademarks of Webroot Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
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