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BARCELONA, Spain /PRNewswire/ — In the news release,dotMobi Brings Detailed Device Intelligence to the Carrier Environment, issued 26-Feb.-2013 by dotMobi over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second boilerplate was inadvertently included in the release. The complete, corrected release follows:
dotMobi Brings Detailed Device Intelligence to the Carrier Environment
– dotMobi’s device data platform DeviceAtlas maps IMEI data to device capabilities
Mobile Web technology expert dotMobi today announced the addition of International Mobile Equipment Identifier (IMEI) data to its DeviceAtlas mobile device data platform. This enhancement extends DeviceAtlas’ lead as the most authoritative source of device data available.
The addition of IMEI data allows DeviceAtlas to connect the carrier environment — where the Type Allocation Code (TAC) component of IMEI data is the standard way to identify handsets — with detailed device information on the more than 10,000 devices already contained in the DeviceAtlas device database.
For all GSM devices produced, device manufacturers are required to have a TAC, assigned by the GSMA, to identify the make and model; TACs are embedded in the IMEI number. Combining this code with DeviceAtlas data provides 140 detailed characteristics of the device (for example, operating system, browser, multimedia capabilities, screen size, etc.) that enable expanded service to mobile devices.
The many players at the mobile network level, who already receive IMEI information via SMSC, MMSC or WAP gateways, will benefit from combined DeviceAtlas and IMEI data by having detailed data about each handset on the network. This information can be used in multiple ways, including delivery of content and ads targeted to specific devices, over-the-air (OTA) device management, policy management for roaming devices and identification of counterfeit devices.
Eileen O’Sullivan, dotMobi COO, said, “Bringing together the high-quality data available through DeviceAtlas with IMEI data opens a wide range of potential applications for operators and their partners to address all handsets on their networks, accurately and quickly. Since dotMobi was created by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers and Internet content providers, we understand what carriers require to meet the needs of their growing customer bases.”
About dotMobi
Headquartered in Dublin, dotMobi — a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias Limited — is a worldwide leader in enabling the development & discovery of quality mobile content through innovative services, in turn helping businesses and individuals reach the world’s billions of mobile phone users. dotMobi spurs mobile industry innovation by giving content providers the tools they need to ensure the Web will work on mobile devices with speed, accuracy and relevant content. Visit dotMobi for more information on .MOBI domains and all dotMobi services, including DeviceAtlas and the goMobi mobile website publishing solution.
For more information, please contact:
Martin Clancy
dotMobi
+353-1-854-1134
mclancy@dotmobi.mobi
Vance Hedderel
dotMobi / Afilias
+1-703-485-5563
vhedderel@afilias.info
Source: dotMobi

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February 27, 2013 at 5:08 pm

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Amobee Joins Forces With Four Large Mobile Operators to Bring Big Data to Mobile Advertising

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– Amobee providing big data mobile ad serving platform for Globe, Optus, SingTel and Telkomsel

SINGAPORE and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Amobee, the company defining mobile advertising, today announces their exclusive partnership with four leading mobile operators: Globe, Optus, SingTel and Telkomsel. Amobee’s publisher-side mobile advertising platform, PULSE for Publishers, is now fully operational in the region and gives these large operators the ability to lead the mobile advertising ecosystem in Asia with data-rich, privacy compliant inventory, which is the holy grail of mobile advertising.

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With Amobee’s leading-edge mobile advertising technology, Globe, Optus, SingTel and Telkomsel can now provide global brands with the most relevant, high quality mobile advertising inventory to reach the fast-growing Asian market. The Amobee PULSE for Publishers platform gives each of these operators the ability to enhance mobile inventory with targetable user data, therefore enabling brands to achieve better results by reaching the right consumers, at the right time, in the right place, with the right offer.

Allen Lew, CEO of Group Digital L!fe, SingTel, said, “Consumers are increasingly choosing mobile devices for the consumption of content and to conduct research for their purchases. Many of them are also warming up to targeted ads which reflect their interests, connections or locations. This makes the mobile space increasingly relevant for brands and advertisers.”

He added, “By working with Amobee, the SingTel Group is extracting value from our unique assets – the scale of our regional customer base and our deep customer insights – to offer mobile advertisers the most mileage out of their spend. With the rich data we have, they can benefit from a more targeted and segmented customer reach. At the same time, our customers will benefit from personalised, highly relevant and non-intrusive mobile ads which are delivered in a legally compliant manner.”

“The Philippines is one of the fastest growing, mobile-centric markets in the world, where nearly every Filipino owns a mobile device rather than a computer. Therefore, it has become crucial that advertisers and brands stay on top of consumers’ minds with relevant mobile ads,” said Ernest Cu, CEO of Globe. “Our partnership with Amobee will be essential in providing the most intuitive mobile offering to brands looking to leverage our unparalleled reach in this market.”

“Amobee is excited to partner with Globe, Optus, SingTel and Telkomsel to make Asia the global leader in mobile advertising,” said Trevor Healy, CEO of Amobee. “More importantly, we are using operators’ big data to fuel better targeting.”

About Amobee
Amobee, the company defining mobile advertising, offers comprehensive, end-to-end mobile advertising solutions and services for advertisers, publishers and operators worldwide. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, with offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and throughout the United States, Amobee enables its large customers to run targeted, leading edge mobile ad campaigns on a global scale with unparalleled ROI. Amobee is a division of SingTel’s Group Digital L!fe, which is focused on creating new digital growth engines to delight customers and disrupt adjacent industries. Amobee was declared the winner of the “Mobile Marketing & Advertising Agency of the Year” award at the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Amobee was selected for its sustained leadership, creativity, innovation and success in mobile advertising, successfully spearheading growth, adoption and evolution of this fast-growing industry.

Source: Amobee

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February 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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White Top Containerboard usage to experience continued growth in Europe

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BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Demand growth for white top liners has increased significantly higher than the overall growth in corrugated packaging during the past year. According to a study published today by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, white top liner segments will likely post better profit margins over their brown counterparts as demand for white top liner in Europe continues to grow. 2012 Outlook for European White Top Containerboard Markets with 2013 Update examines and forecasts market developments until 2016.

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“Over the last decade, the European containerboard market has already grown by close to 5 million tonnes. Although white top liners only make up a 12% share of total European containerboard demand, demand for white top liners is being driven upward by printing quality requirements on the part of end-users and brand owners for retail-ready packaging,” said Orifjon Abidov, Senior Economist for European Paper Packaging at RISI.

2012 Outlook for European White Top Containerboard Markets with 2013 Update provides a historical analysis of the white top containerboard market from 2002 – 2012 and covers supply and demand trends by country, trade, production costs, pricing, and profitability until 2016.

Outlook for European White Top Containerboard Markets Includes:

  • Recent trends in European containerboard markets
  • European White Top Containerboard Producers and their market shares
  • Demand growth rate changes for each containerboard grade since 2002
  • Capacity growth rate movements since 2002
  • Anticipated European White Top Testliner and White Top Kraftliner market developments through 2016
  • Price trends for White Top Testliner and White Top Kraftliner since 2000
  • Production costs and price changes over the next five years
  • Profitability developments for White Top Containerboard since 2000
  • Profitability expectations over the next five years

About RISI (www.risi.com) Owned by UBM plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

About UBM plc ( www.ubm.com )
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For Press Enquiries, please contact:
Gianna DeMonte
Communications Associate
O: +1.781.734.8965
E: gdemonte@risi.com

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February 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm

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UBM Launches PharmaEvolution.com, an Online Peer-to-Peer Network for Pharmaceutical Industry Professionals

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NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — UBM DeusM and UBM Live today launched PharmaEvolution.com (www.pharmaevolution.com), a new online community that will address the needs of professionals in pharmaceutical research and development, manufacturing, supply chain management, and quality.

PharmaEvolution.com will establish a global, peer-to-peer network to help professionals grapple with the sweeping changes affecting the pharmaceutical industry today. It will leverage the strength of UBM Live’s CPhI global exhibition and conferences brand and DeusM’s expertise in developing vital, engaged online communities.  It will also draw from the example of UBM Medica’s successful online oncology nurse community, TheONC.org.

“For pharmaceutical professionals today there’s an enormous pressure to innovate and manufacture more efficiently, with fewer resources, all while improving product safety and quality,” says PharmaEvolution.com editor, Agnes Shanley. “There’s a real need for better risk management and more scientific approaches to quality assurance and control.”

On PharmaEvolution, leaders in the industry’s evolution to more innovative R&D and manufacturing share best-practices, self-assessment tools, technical articles, webcasts, chat, and nontraditional formats designed to help professionals improve results.

Rather than aggregated content written by journalists, PharmaEvolution.com will feature original content, written mainly by industry professionals.  It will create a safe and secure online environment where peers can share best nonproprietary practices, troubleshoot problems, and openly discuss challenges and issues without intrusive marketing messages, unethical use of personal information, or unfocused discussion.

Content on the site focuses on those areas most critical to the industry and the patients and physicians it serves:  R&D, manufacturing and quality, formulation, APIs and excipients, drug delivery, packaging and anti-counterfeiting, regulatory compliance, contract services, and supply chain management.

Pharma Evolution is published by UBM Live, UBM DeusM, and founding sponsor Capsugel, along with Aptalis, Harlan, and B-Braun. Capsugel is an established pharma industry leader, specializing in dosage form development for more than 100 years.

Go here to visit Pharma Evolution: http://www.pharmaevolution.com.

Contact:
Amy Averbook
Sr. Marketing Director
UBM DeusM
(917) 743-2693
averbook@deusm.com

About UBM Live
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, MD&M, CPhI, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min’s Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than 45 successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM’s service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform (“n-Server”) to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

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February 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

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Viropro and Oncobiologics Sign Emerging Markets Biosimilars Deal

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WASHINGTON and CRANBURY, New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Viropro, Inc. (OTC: VPRO) and Oncobiologics, Inc. announced today the signing of a biosimilar collaboration agreement.  Under the agreement, Viropro will have the rights to manufacture six monoclonal antibody products being developed by Oncobiologics for commercialization in more than 70 emerging market countries (excluding China).  Viropro will have exclusive commercialization rights to the six biosimilars for Malaysia. In addition, the companies will co-manage Viropro’s Penang, Malaysia Alpha Biologics biomanufacturing subsidiary.  The alliance will seek regional partners to drive commercialization.

The six biosimilars are generic versions of Humira®, Rituxan®, Avastin®, Herceptin®, Erbitux® and one other non-disclosed biotherapeutic.  These biologics are the most popular therapies in the world for their respective cancer and immune-disease indications, representing annual global revenue of more than $40 billion with more than $6 billion in the emerging countries covered by the agreement.  The companies project that Viropro commercial and manufacturing royalties have the potential to grow to an annual revenue run rate of $60–$150 million for Viropro within 10 years. The partnership is planning to launch its first product by late 2014.

“The Oncobiologics biosimilars program is a perfect complement to Viropro’s biomanufacturing expertise.  Their scientific team is comprised of recognized industry veterans and we are impressed by the high quality of the science they are achieving,” said Viropro President & CEO Cynthia Ekberg Tsai.  “This partnership brings together high-quality molecules developed to FDA and EU regulatory standards integrated with world class biomanufacturing, the net result being high quality products with low cost of goods.  Together we are well positioned to provide emerging countries access to affordable, high-quality biopharmaceutical products for critical indications.”

Oncobiologics Founder and CEO, Pankaj Mohan, Ph.D., added, “We are thrilled to have Viropro as an anchor partner. Together we form a fully integrated biopharmaceutical alliance to serve the emerging markets.  The combination of a state-of-the-art biologics manufacturing facility and support from the Malaysian Government makes Viropro an ideal partner. This unique partnership allows us to bring together technical expertise and quality oversight from the U.S. with a high capability, low cost biologics operation in Malaysia.”

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Nazlee Kamal, CEO of Malaysian BiotechCorp, commented, “Malaysia’s strategy to become a biotech hub for Asia is rapidly gaining traction, and this Viropro/ Oncobiologics partnership is a significant step in moving this effort forward. BiotechCorp is proud to be part of this collaboration and we look forward to many great developments. This project will attract interest in the biosimilars manufacturing field and will certainly build the confidence of global biotech companies in Malaysian companies as we strive to develop the biomedical sector in the country.”  Malaysian BiotechCorp is an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) responsible for executing the objectives of the National Biotechnology Policy (NBP).

Proximare, a strategic advisory firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries, acted as advisor for the deal.   Financial terms were not disclosed.

About Oncobiologics, Inc.

Oncobiologics is a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of biosimilars and next generation biotherapeutics focused on clinically validated targets in the therapeutic areas of oncology, immuno-oncology, and immunology. Formed by a team of leading industry experts from firms such as Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, Genentech, Merck and Pfizer, Oncobiologics operates from a state-of-the-art 30,000 sq.ft. R&D facility in Cranbury, NJ. For more information, please visit www.oncobiologics.com

About Viropro Inc.

Viropro specializes in the development and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical drugs.  Alpha Biologics is the manufacturing arm of Viropro, located on the Penang Science Park located in North Malaysia.  Alpha operates a 50,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility designed by Boccard (France). The Alpha facility has undergone a regulatory agency design review and uses a combination of stainless steel and single-use equipment to maximize operational performance for our manufacturing partners. For more detailed information about the company, visit www.viropro.net

Viropro Inc. Safe Harbor Statement

Except for any historic information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which are subject to section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to safe harbor created by these sections. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions of future events or performances are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements in this release may be identified through the use of such words as “expects”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “believes”, or statements indicating certain actions “may”, “could”, or “might” occur. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements, which involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s ability to market its products and services in a competitive environment as well as other factors.

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February 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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dotMobi Brings Detailed Device Intelligence to the Carrier Environment

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dotMobi’s device data platform DeviceAtlas maps IMEI data to device capabilities
BARCELONA, Spain /PRNewswire/ — Mobile Web technology expert dotMobi today announced the addition of International Mobile Equipment Identifier (IMEI) data to its DeviceAtlas mobile device data platform. This enhancement extends DeviceAtlas’ lead as the most authoritative source of device data available.
The addition of IMEI data allows DeviceAtlas to connect the carrier environment — where the Type Allocation Code (TAC) component of IMEI data is the standard way to identify handsets — with detailed device information on the more than 10,000 devices already contained in the DeviceAtlas device database.
For all GSM devices produced, device manufacturers are required to have a TAC, assigned by the GSMA, to identify the make and model; TACs are embedded in the IMEI number. Combining this code with DeviceAtlas data provides 140 detailed characteristics of the device (for example, operating system, browser, multimedia capabilities, screen size, etc.) that enable expanded service to mobile devices.
The many players at the mobile network level, who already receive IMEI information via SMSC, MMSC or WAP gateways, will benefit from combined DeviceAtlas and IMEI data by having detailed data about each handset on the network. This information can be used in multiple ways, including delivery of content and ads targeted to specific devices, over-the-air (OTA) device management, policy management for roaming devices and identification of counterfeit devices.
Eileen O’Sullivan, dotMobi COO, said, “Bringing together the high-quality data available through DeviceAtlas with IMEI data opens a wide range of potential applications for operators and their partners to address all handsets on their networks, accurately and quickly. Since dotMobi was created by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers and Internet content providers, we understand what carriers require to meet the needs of their growing customer bases.”
About dotMobi
Headquartered in Dublin, dotMobi — a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias Limited — is a worldwide leader in enabling the development & discovery of quality mobile content through innovative services, in turn helping businesses and individuals reach the world’s billions of mobile phone users. dotMobi spurs mobile industry innovation by giving content providers the tools they need to ensure the Web will work on mobile devices with speed, accuracy and relevant content. Visit dotMobi for more information on .MOBI domains and all dotMobi services, including DeviceAtlas and the goMobi mobile website publishing solution.
About Verio Inc.
Verio is the leading provider in delivering innovative online business solutions to SMBs worldwide. Verio’s solutions provide Cloud, Web hosting, managed services, application hosting and SaaS that enables SMBs to drive online success. Verio is a subsidiary of NTT Communications and supports its operations with their highly reliable and scalable Global Tier-1 IP Network. Through this network, Verio provides partners and customers with access to business solutions in more than 120 datacenters worldwide. For more information, join us on Twitter @Verio, Facebook Verio or http://www.verio.com.
For more information, please contact:
Martin Clancy
dotMobi
+353-1-854-1134
mclancy@dotmobi.mobi
Vance Hedderel
dotMobi / Afilias
+1-703-485-5563
vhedderel@afilias.info
Source: dotMobi

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February 27, 2013 at 4:18 pm

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More than 5,000 People Gather at Science Park for Peacemakers’ Celebration

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — More than 5,000 people have attended the “Peacemakers’ Celebration”, co-organized by UNESCO Hong Kong Association (“UNESCO HK”) and UNESCO Arts in Education Observatory for Research in Local Cultures and Creativity in Education (“UNESCO RLCCE”), on 24 February 2013 at the Hong Kong Science Park.
Officiating at the ceremony were Dr Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, GBM, GBS, JP, Member of Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Professor Tao Xiping, Vice President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs and President of the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in China Officiated the Inaugural Ceremony together with Guests of honour from participating Consulates and a long list of international and community organizations.
On behalf of the organizers, Professor Patrick Lau SBS JP, President of UNESCO HK and Professor Samuel Leong, Director of UNESCO RLCCE thanked all the contributors of the Programme at the ceremony.
To act for peace, Professor Lau emphasized the importance of working together. “Confronted by the challenge of growth and sustainable development worldwide today, it is ever more important for us to work collaboratively and in partnerships to contribute to peace,” said Professor Lau.
Professor Leong reminded students that the Celebration was not just “One day for peace”. “Today is one important step along the continuing road towards peace. Whatever course your lives may take, may you always strive to make decisions and take actions that would make a difference to ‘Peace for All’,” said Professor Leong.
The ceremony was followed by the Global Peace Concert conducted by Maestro Mak Ka Lok with a congregation of students from schools.
On the same day, a variety of programmes was also held at the Science Park, including Peace Booth Exhibition, Installation Arts Exhibition, Cultural Performance, Culture Discovery Workshops, “What can I do for peace” Essay Competition- Award Presentation, Peace Street Arts Carnival, and Hong Kong Style Milk Tea Demonstration.
Peacemakers’ Celebration was the highlight of the Peace for All Programme, which is a new UNESCO HK initiative with support from Hong Kong local and international communities, to promote peace in the context of cultural diversity and provide a cultural discovery platform for students. Thousands of students and teachers from local and international schools as well as representatives from the international and community organizations showcased the outcome of their projects promoting peace and intercultural understanding on the Celebration Day.
Photos are available at:
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Group Photo of Organizers, Officiating Guests, Representatives of Consulates

Global Peace Concert
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Peace Booth Exhibition
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Culture Performance
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Closing of Peacemakers’ Celebration
Source: UNESCO Hong Kong Association

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February 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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7th Annual Customer Contact 2013, Europe: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange Dials in on Delivering Effective Customer Experience Excellence

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  • A hands-on event for senior level executives in customer contact, providing distinctive networking opportunities with featured spotlight, The Zappos Customer Service Story

CANNES, France, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Customer Contact 2013, Europe: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange takes place 9-11 June, 2013 at the Novotel Cannes Montfleury, France. Participants have an opportunity to meet and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in customer contact to share insights, ideas and best practices, across a plethora of industries.

The featured spotlight at the event, “Delivering Happiness: The Zappos Customer Service Story,” will be delivered by Zappos.com Speaker of the House and Chief Culture Ambassador Jamie Naughton. Participants will learn more about “empowering the team,” which gives employees the power to do their job and decide on what needs to be done in assisting customers, and to inspire a culture of happiness and satisfaction that will transfer to customers. Key takeaways include insight on how to lead by building open and honest relationships, implementing best practices for actively managing your culture to a set of core values, and developing a framework to elevate expectations and accountability at all levels.

The expertly designed topics at the event this year include 15 Great Ideas to Boost Efficiency and Effectiveness, Exceeding Customers’ Expectations in a Self Service World, Integrating Social Policy and Processes into the Contact Centre, Operationalising Multichannel Integration in the Contact Centre, Proven Ways to Link Customer Contact Metrics to Business Outcomes, and Optimising Big Data: the Contact Centre’s Goldmine.

Global Services Customer Experience Futurologist at BT, Dr. Nicola Millard, will deliver the keynote presentation, “Easy Does It: Serving Autonomous Customers.” Dr. Millard will answer the question: with customers increasingly serving themselves online, how do organisations differentiate themselves in a world where loyalty is largely dead? Based on new global research into consumer behaviours, participants will find out what independent customers want from organisations in terms of their contact strategies. They will discover what channels are being prioritised by customers now and into the future, how social and mobile channels fit into the mix, and if ease of doing business is the new loyalty.

The “Creating a New Perception: How the Contact Centre Makes the Enterprise More Efficient, Effective and Competitive” keynote will be delivered by Symantec Corporation Vice President of Worldwide Support Stefan Osthaus.  By taking the bull by the horns and turning customer contacts from cost drivers into loyalty opportunities, participants will be able to leverage their customer care to become the best – rather than just dunking dollars into a bottomless pit. Key takeaways include: a framework for a customer care turnaround from a cost centre to a loyalty driver, success factors and metrics to drive and create a successful transition plan for your care organization, lessons learned, as well as pitfalls and outcomes that result from the successful implementation of this approach in one of the world’s largest software companies.

“This is an excellent forum,” said LifeLock Senior Vice President of Member Services and Operations in response to a previous Customer Contact, Europe Executive MindXchange.  “We gained fresh insights, while sharing our own experiences and making new connections.”

Participants will not want to miss, Cannes@Day: Taste & Tour, where they will experience the city of Cannes as a local, tasting the traditional fare as they weave their way through cobblestone streets full of history. To complete the travels, participants will sit, relax and sip on French wines while enjoying a gourmet picnic lunch on the water’s edge.

To register for the 7th Annual Customer Contact 2013, Europe: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, please visit:www.frost.com/customercontacteu or to download the event agenda, please visit: www.frost.com/cce-agenda. For more information, please email: events.us@frost.com or call Matthew McSweegan at +1-516-255-3812. In addition, please join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag: #CCEurope.

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February 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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Solta Medical Completes Acquisition Of Sound Surgical Technologies

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HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Solta Medical, Inc. (Solta) (NASDAQ: SLTM) today announced the completion of its acquisition of privately-held Sound Surgical Technologies. The transaction is expected to be accretive within 12 months.

“With this acquisition, we have added another strong, complementary product to our broad portfolio of leading aesthetic brands and we have expanded our market opportunity,” said Stephen J. Fanning, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Solta Medical. “Sound Surgical’s VASER product lines and other technologies utilizing low frequency ultrasound are innovative additions to our Liposonix® and Thermage® treatments, creating significant cross-selling opportunities with Sound Surgical’s plastic surgeon base and our core customer base of plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Sound Surgical generated strong revenue and EBITDA in 2012 and we anticipate the acquisition will contribute to our bottom-line within 12 months.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Solta acquired Louisville, Colorado-based Sound Surgical for $25.5 million in Solta common stock and $5.0 million in cash. In addition, Sound Surgical unit holders are entitled to receive up to $9.5 million of contingent payments that would be paid in Solta common stock based on revenue from Sound Surgical products in 2013. The proposed transaction becomes increasingly accretive to Solta Medical as Sound Surgical achieves the higher end of the revenue range. Approximately three-quarters of Sound Surgical unit holders have entered into staggered lock-up agreements ranging up to 270 days. Additionally, David Holthe, current Chairman of the Management Committee of Sound Surgical, will join the Solta Board of Directors.

About Solta

Solta Medical, Inc. is a global leader in the medical aesthetics market providing innovative, safe, and effective solutions for patients that enhance and expand the practice of medical aesthetics for physicians. The company offers six aesthetic energy devices to address a range of issues, including skin resurfacing and rejuvenation with Fraxel® and Clear + Brilliant® body contouring and skin tightening with Liposonix® and Thermage® and acne reduction with Isolaz® and CLARO™. As the innovator and leader in fractional laser technology, Fraxel delivers minimally invasive clinical solutions to resurface aging and sun damaged skin. Using similar fractional laser technology, Clear + Brilliant is a unique, cost-effective treatment to prevent and improve the early signs of photoaging. For body contouring, Liposonix is a non-surgical treatment to reduce waist circumference with advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology to permanently destroy targeted fat beneath the skin. Thermage is an innovative, non-invasive radiofrequency procedure for tightening and contouring skin. Isolaz was the first laser or light based system indicated for the treatment of inflammatory acne, comedonal acne, pustular acne, and mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne. CLARO is a personal care acne system that is the first FDA cleared over-the-counter IPL device that uses a powerful combination of both heat and light to clear skin quickly and naturally. More than two million procedures have been performed with Solta Medical’s portfolio of products around the world.

For more information about Solta, call 1-877-782-2286 or log on to http://www.Solta.com.

Solta Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those regarding the accretive aspects of the Sound Surgical acquisition. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements contained herein. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect Solta Medical’s business is detailed in the Company’s Form 10Q filed November 1, 2012 and other filings with the SEC. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Solta Medical undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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February 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Analysis – A Rising Mountain of Urban Waste to Boost the Waste to Energy Plant Market

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  • Increasing focus to reduce landfilling and generate power drives the industry in Europe – Investments expected to reach $5 billion by 2016

LONDON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In 2012 Europeans generated approximately 265 million tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW). A mountain of urban waste that is rising year after year caused by growing volumes of packaging and food disposed by our households. With the World Bank predicting that global generation of MSW will rise from the current 1.3 billion tonnes/year to 2.2 billion tonnes/year by 2025, the annual cost of solid waste management is projected to rise from the current $205 billion to $375 billion in 2025. This situation coupled with the need of generating more energy is boosting the waste to energy (WTE) plants market. In fact, during the past years, WTE has emerged as a alternative practice to address the disposal of municipal solid waste and also generate energy.

On this subject, Energy & Environment research analyst Monika Chrusciak will lead a teleconference taking place on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 at 3 pm GMT. The web seminar will look at European Thermal Waste to Energy Plant sector and its development from 2009 to 2016. It will also highlight the market revenue growth of renewable energy generation from MSW waste solutions and services, with forecast of market-specific technologies and trends linked to regional market hot-spots. The market currently quoted at $4 Billion is expected to reach $5 Billion by 2016.

“Due to the growing concern about the increasing volumes of MSW generation in Europe, decreasing capacity of landfill sites as well as increase in resource consumption, conversion of waste into renewable electricity and heat is firming up as an attractive solution for waste management. As many waste treatment companies have already experienced, application of thermal treatment technologies can result in operational savings achieved through reduced waste landfilling and renewable energy generation, while maintaining environmental protection standards and tangible economic benefits,” anticipates Monika Chrusciak.

WTE plant market in Europe is driven by regulations on limited landfilling of MSW and policy incentives on account of lowering carbon emissions. More than three-quarters of 480 WTE plants are older than 10 years. Most installed plants require modernization, retrofitting and upgradation to adhere to the current strict legal requirements, especially of flue gas treatment. Grate technology is still the most commonly used solution in Europe, however, key challenges such as overall energy efficiency, flue gas handling and disposal of ash offers potential to other alternative technologies. Improving energy efficiencies and lowering air emissions is likely to result in an increased use of process and automation of incineration segment in both new plants and refurbishment of plants. Due to stricter legal obligations towards reducing emission levels, the air pollution cleaning segment is likely to be the second largest segment till 2016.

“Modern thermal WTE industry understands the importance of a fully integrated solution comprising of separation, incineration and air pollution cleaning,” says Ms Chrusciak. “This is crucial in lowering emission levels, maximizing plant performance efficiency and guarantees time frame of returns on investment. Incorporating thermal treatment solutions for MSW material can help waste management companies to turn waste material with limited recycling value into a valuable resource. This creates a platform of interesting opportunities for market players providing innovative and economically sound solutions as well as environmentally friendly technologies for the fast growing MSW volume.”

To participate in this complimentary briefing, please e-mail Chiara Carella, at chiara.carella@frost.com, with your full name, company name, telephone number, company website, city, and country, and a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

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February 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm

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