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Silverstein Properties Announces Sales Launch For 30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown

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  • Tallest Residential Tower in Downtown Manhattan, Masterfully Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Serviced by Legendary Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Visionary developer Silverstein Properties today announced the official start of sales for 30 Park Place, Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown, located at the corner of Church Street and Park Place in Tribeca. The tallest residential tower to grace the Downtown skyline, 30 Park Place will stand an impressive 926 feet high, with 82 stories and sweeping 360-degree views of New York City. Poised to be one of Manhattan’s most prestigious addresses, 30 Park Place presents a new paradigm in sophisticated living.

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“Reflecting the great character and beauty of New York, 30 Park Place introduces a new caliber of luxury living that will redefine the Tribeca landscape,” said Larry Silverstein, Chairman of Silverstein Properties Inc. “The impressive art deco-influenced architecture and inspired interiors by Robert A.M. Stern Architects combined with the exceptional amenities and service of Four Seasons, provide an unmatched experience for residents in Downtown Manhattan.”

Drawing inspiration from the classic architecture of the early 20th century in New York, internationally renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects designed the limestone and precast concrete tower from the inside out, with intricacy of shape and a powerful skyline silhouette in mind. Sculpted by its crowning penthouse terraces, 30 Park Place features 157 graciously appointed homes perched above the 189 room Four Seasons Hotel slated to open in 2016. The spacious floor plans range in size from one- to six-bedrooms, including a collection of half-floor, full-floor and duplex penthouse residences with outdoor terraces and double-height loggias. The dramatic height of 30 Park Place gives residences unprecedented views and an abundance of natural light and air.

Residents also have exclusive access to a dedicated amenity floor managed by Four Seasons to ensure exceptional service and customized experiences at all times. An extension of home, the 38th floor includes a fitness center with private yoga studio, vaulted conservatory with a baby grand piano, private screening room with home theatre cinema, children’s play room designed by celebrated design firm Roto Group, private dining room with separate catering kitchen and two gracious double height loggias. Additional amenities include a sunlit 75-foot swimming pool, package room with refrigerated storage, bike storage and parking garage.

“30 Park Place is the first and only opportunity for five-star service living Downtown. We have seen a tremendous surge in buyers seeking luxury residences who want to move to neighborhoods like Tribeca, and until now, were unable to find anything comparable to the lifestyle and amenities of Four Seasons,” said Kelly Kennedy Mack, President of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. “The legendary Four Seasons experience, paired with the impeccable design of Robert A.M. Stern and the vision of Larry Silverstein are together making 30 Park Place one of New York’s great addresses.”

Residents also enjoy exclusive access to the Four Seasons Director of Residences and residential concierge, as well as a 24-hour doorman, bellman and service staff focused on providing highly-personalized service at all times. Additionally, residents can choose from tailored a la carte services including in-residence dining and catering, housekeeping, grocery and flower provisions, car service, personal, child and pet care.

“There is no better brand than Four Seasons to define luxury residential ownership. From architecture to interior design, service offering and residential amenities, every detail is carefully planned and executed – creating a coveted lifestyle, unlike any other,” said Paul White, Vice President of Residential, Four Seasons Hotels and Resort.

Known for architecture that draws inspiration from its surroundings, Robert A.M. Stern Architects built upon the history of 1930s New York and the energy of present-day Tribeca to create an architectural icon at 30 Park Place. Characterized by interiors with generous proportions, spectacular views and highly versatile layouts, the residences blend the firm’s exceptional understanding of architecture and classic pre-war tradition with a contemporary design sensibility.

The tower will offer residents a private entrance and lobby adorned with sleek black and white marble floors, white lacquer walls with marble trim, dramatic silver leaf rotunda ceiling, and polished onyx fireplace with elaborate bronze work and ornamental sconces.

Residences feature ceilings that ascend up to nearly 14 feet, oversized bay windows and solid white oak flooring in a matte light-stain finish to create warmth and capture the natural daylight in every room. Custom designed kitchens feature the finest finishes and brands, including white oak framed Bilotta cabinetry, hand-made dovetail drawers in a natural maple finish, polished chrome hardware, white marble countertops, and Gaggenau appliances including oversized gas cooktops and speed convection microwaves. Select residences have integrated column refrigerators, separate freezers, full-height wine refrigerators, dual wall ovens, dual dishwashers, wet bar and a spacious butler’s pantry.

Generously outfitted master baths feature polished Chinchilla Mink marble slab bathtubs and countertops atop custom-designed vanities, honed marble tile floors with radiant heat flooring and polished chrome fixtures by Kallista. Each home is also pre-wired for convenient control of lighting, shades, climate and entertainment, and also includes washers and dryers.

30 Park Place is situated in the dynamic Tribeca neighborhood known for its sophisticated and culturally significant community. The tower is steps away from cafes and Michelin-starred restaurants, including Atera, Bouley, Nobu and Odeon; luxury retailers and local boutiques; Whole Foods and the Tribeca Greenmarket. Tribeca is also within walking distance of the Hudson River and residents will have easy access to the dining, shopping and nightlife of Greenwich Village, SoHo and the Meatpacking District.

With prices ranging from $2.6 million to over $60 million, 30 Park Place offers layouts from approximately 1,100 to 6,000 square feet with the option to combine residences.

The 30 Park Place, Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown sales center, located at 7 World Trade Center, is now open and accepting appointments. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the exclusive marketing and sales agent for 30 Park Place’s Private Residences.

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** Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

Silverstein Properties, Inc. is a privately-held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York. Founded in 1957 by President and CEO Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties has developed, owned, and managed more than 35 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail properties in the United States. Currently, the firm has $10 billion of development underway including the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and 30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown and 2, 3 and 4 World Trade Center. In addition, the company is focused on joint ventures for development and acquisitions in Europe and Asia. The company has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for the past five years. For more information on Silverstein Properties, please visit or

With over 25 years of experience in marketing and collective sales in excess of $30 billion, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the recognized industry leader in the planning, design, marketing, and sale of luxury residential development. Representing properties throughout the United States and in select international locations, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group’s portfolio contains a curated collection of the world’s most desirable new addresses.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalized 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees – people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels and residences in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. With 92 properties in 38 countries, and more than 60 projects under development, Four Seasons continues to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information on Four Seasons, visit and follow on Twitter at @FourSeasonsPR.

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June 20, 2014 at 6:20 pm

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Cole Haan Unveils New Tokyo Flagship

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Cole Haan Opens new retail location in the Ginza District

TOKYO/PRNewswire/ — Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer, today announces the opening of Cole Haan Ginza, a new retail location in the heart of Ginza, Tokyo’s premier shopping district. The 2,000-square-foot store marks the first for the brand and its global lifestyle concept, a new Cole Haan retail prototype.

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“This store marks the new face of Cole Haan in its retail stores and will be the basis for our expansion intoChina, Korea and the rest of the Asia Pacific region,” said Jack Boys, CEO of Cole Haan. “It represents an outstanding blend of tradition and modernity, with distinct presentations to both our female and male consumers.”

The acclaimed architecture firm, Anderson Architects in New York led the design of the ground-floor store, in partnership with local architects, Garde Co., Ltd. Working together, under the direction of Cole Haan VP Creative Director Andy Gray, the team created a space to showcase the Cole Haan brand and its products.

Ross Anderson commented on his firm’s work, saying, “The Cole Haan brand is taking on new meaning and relevance as the company creates new products and expands to new territories. We wanted to help celebrate this with an indigo tile ‘shell’ that is distinctive, striking and memorable. Inside, each room is a chapter in the story, with materials telegraphing aspects of a domestic world that contains useful well-made goods designed for useful, well-purposed lives of substance.”

In addition to the full Cole Haan lifestyle collection — footwear, small leather goods, outerwear, sunglasses, jewelry, and other items — the Ginza flagship will carry the debut Fall 2014 Women’s Handbag Collection as well as exclusive men’s and women’s footwear.

Greg Dinges, President of Cole Haan Japan, said, “We are very excited that Ginza in Tokyo will be the site of our first global flagship store for the modern Cole Haan. Our brand has a great 20 year heritage in Japan and we’re elated to open this new chapter in our history. We are confident that the Japanese consumer will love the new store, the casually elegant environment and our expanded and updated product offering for men and women.”

Located at 3-4-12, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan. Hours of operation will be open from Monday-Sunday 11:00-20:00, and the phone number is +81 (3) 6228-7417. Visit to learn more about Cole Haan Ginza.

About Cole Haan:

Cole Haan LLC, with its Global Creative Center in New York City, is an iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer of premium men’s and women’s footwear and bags, outerwear, eyewear and accessories with a commitment to craftsmanship, timeless style and design innovation. For more information, visit and follow @ColeHaan.

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Japan PR contact:

Kimry Blackwelder, Cole Haan

Shie Sato, Cole Haan Japan

Phone: +1 (212) 763-3060

Phone: +81 (3) 3470-7704




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June 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

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Mobile Viewpoint Announces Live Video Transmission App for Apple MAC OS X

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ALKMAAR, The NetherlandsJune 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile Viewpoint, the leading European company involved in video transmission over bonded IP networks, is proud to introduce another solution to its growing family of encoders. The newest member of the family is a software-only solution for laptops and desktop computers. This way, Mobile Viewpoint’s bonding technology can be used on any computer. All available network connections on the computer can be used for bonding, while ingesting live video is handled by BlackMagic Design Thunderbolt capture devices. One of the major use cases will be the use of portable BGAN and KA-sat terminals in remote locations.


Mobile Viewpoint CEO and research leader Michel Bais:

Many of our customers use portable but low bandwidth BGAN- and KA-sat satellite terminals to establish internet connections and do live transmissions from remote locations. Our patented encoding and bonding technology allows them to improve these connections by using the BGAN internet connection together with local WiFi and 3G/4G connections on the same laptop used for editing, research and preparing stories. Even in these harsh circumstances, this brings better video quality and improved productivity while using off-the-shelf hardware.”

Like all other Mobile Viewpoint portable and fixed encoders, this new example of creative use of technology for live video and file transfers integrates completely in the Mobile Viewpoint family. It can be monitored from the WMT VideoManager and routed to one or more HD SDI Playout devices for total flexibility and footage exchange options. It is available as of August for Mac OSX 10.9 and higher. A Windows version will be available later this year.

On Mobile Viewpoint

Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of solutions for both the security and broadcast industries. Based on their H.264 and now H.265 & VP-9 codec implementations, combined with patented technology, allowing for HD video to be transmitted over bonded IP connections, Mobile Viewpoint has developed the most versatile product portfolio. Products range from smartphone apps (iPhone & Android), backpack encoders and rack-mount solutions all working together on the unified WMT Video Manager and Content Exchange platforms.

Customers include major broadcasters, such as BBC, Al-Arabiya, Sky Sports, NBC Sports, and over 120 other global customers.

Source: Mobile Viewpoint

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June 20, 2014 at 4:33 pm

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AmVac Initiates Phase III Trial with its Lead Vaccine Gynevac for the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis

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ZUG, SwitzerlandJune 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Swiss-based AmVac AG, a private biotech company focused on the development of innovative vaccines, announced today the initiation of a Phase III study with AmVac’s lead vaccine Gynevac in Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). The trial aims to confirm the safety and efficacy of a new generation of the vaccine produced in accordance to the current GMP standards. The previous version, containing Thiomersal, had been approved in Hungary in 1997 for the treatment of certain gynecological inflammations and has since then been applied successfully to over 200,000 patients suffering from various urogenital conditions with no significant side effects recorded.

The placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized study will enroll 240 patients. The primary endpoint is the treatment of BV confirmed by the Nugent scoring system. In addition, the trial will monitor changes in vaginal mucosa and evaluate several immunological markers. Five clinical centers in Hungary will participate in the trial. AmVac expects to include the first patient in June 2014 and to complete patient enrollment within about nine months.

“Gynevac holds exceptional potential,” Melinda Karpati, CEO of AmVac comments. “Based on past clinical evidence and recently discovered mechanisms of action of Gynevac, we believe that it can change the lives of millions of patients suffering from various abnormalities – including BV and BV related premature delivery in women and possibly chronic prostatitis associated benign prostatic hyperplasia in men. This confirmatory study is an important milestone in our strategy to leverage the vaccine’s full potential and bring it to patients around the world who currently have limited treatment options.”

About bacterial vaginosis (BV)

BV is among the most common conditions found in women health care settings with an estimated 47 million patients in the five major EU markets, the US and Japan. The disease occurs as the result of disbalance in vaginal ecosystem. Typical symptoms include abnormal discharge, burning, itching and discomfort. BV is particularly critical because it is also a door opener to serious secondary infections, such as HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Further, the association of BV with preterm birth is confirmed by numerous studies. The current standard therapy is antibiotic treatment, which is associated with undesired side effects, e.g. development of antibiotic resistance or allergic reactions. Moreover, the protective vaginal flora often does not recover completely. As a consequence, disease recurrence rates after antibiotic treatment is high. Clinical studies with the previous version of Gynevac showed dramatic improvements in terms of efficacy, safety and long-term protection.

About Gynevac

Gynevac is a therapeutic vaccine, which is based on an unique blend of inactivated lactobacilli strains. The previous version, that gained marketing authorization in 1997, was labeled “for the treatment of acute, sub-acute and chronic gynecological inflammations caused by bacteria and trichomonas”.  This previous version of the vaccine has since then been applied successfully to over 200,000 patients, with long-term positive clinical outcome and not a single case of severe side-effect. AmVac has improved the formulation and adapted quality control methods and the production process to current GMP standards.

About AmVac

AmVac AG is a private biotech company that develops and markets innovative vaccines. With headquarter in Switzerland, research laboratories in Germany and Italy and a production facility in Hungary, the company brings together leading European expertise in the field. AmVac’s portfolio currently comprises five vaccine candidates and three platform technologies: the Gynevac, Sendai and MALP platforms, in-licensed from a Hungarian partner and renowned German research institutes of the Helmholtz Association and the Max Planck Society. Further vaccine candidates are currently in different stages of development. Target indications include respiratory infections, seasonal and pandemic flu, leishmaniasis etc.

For further information visit:

Marie-Christine Kopkow, Head of Operations
T:  +41(41)7253230, E:
AmVac AG, Metallstrasse 4, 6300 Zug, Switzerland

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June 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

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Huawei Showcases its Latest End-to-End Enterprise Solutions at CommunicAsia 2014

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SINGAPORE, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, will showcase its latest portfolio of enterprise solutions and products — OceanStor 18000 Series (the high-end enterprise storage system), AR161 (the future-oriented router) and S12700 Series Agile Switches — at CommunicAsia 2014, held in Singapore from June 17 to June 20.


Media Briefing with William Dong, VP of Huawei Enterprise Business at Huawei Enterprise Booth
Media Briefing with William Dong, VP of Huawei Enterprise Business at Huawei Enterprise Booth

These showcases demonstrate Huawei’s ongoing efforts in agile innovation architecture and ICT convergence strategy for industries such as energy and power, the government and public sector as well as transportation.

In conjunction with the CommunicAsia 2014, Huawei Enterprise Business Group introduces its extraordinary router, the AR 161 which is small in size but high in performance, this small footprint on a comprehensive platform offers high return to client with low investment.

“In an era with emerging technologies and trends such as cloud computing, big data, mobility, Huawei is seeking new ways to create value through continuous innovation, new partner-based business models, and agile and efficient IT technologies, to help our customers solve complex technical and business challenges and achieve operational excellence and success,” said Tony Zhang Hui, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Department, South Pacific Region.


Huawei’s next-generation router, AR161 is designed for enterprise branch offices and small businesses, delivering a comprehensive set of services, including routing, switching, voice, security, and wireless access.

The router is characterised by its small size and high performance and is easy to deploy, configure and customise, greatly reducing cost of deployment and maintenance, while offering maximum value to customers.

CommunicAsia 2014 is held in Singapore from June 17 to 20, 2014. Huawei’s booth for the Enterprise Business Group is located at Basement 2 (Booth BG3-07) while its booth for the Consumer Business Group is on Level 1 (Booth 1H3-01), which will feature the company’s new flagship smartphone Ascend P7.

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June 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm

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Airtronic USA Receives Multimillion Dollar US Investment

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— Completed Reorganization Plan Provides Opportunity for Sustained Operations, New Growth and Emerging Technologies

CHICAGO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Airtronic USA, a US based electro-mechanical engineering design and manufacturing company founded in 1990, has recently obtained a multimillion dollar cash investment from individual investors affiliated with RPG Funding Investors thereby satisfactorily resolving creditor claims and successfully emerging from the Company’s Chapter 11 reorganization proceeding on 13 May 2014.   RPG Funding Investors’ investment and management backing delivers a resounding assurance to investors and customers of Airtronic USA for sustained operations and growth as the Company continues to manufacture and offer a select product line of small arms, avionics, medical and telecommunications equipment.

Richard Vandiver, new Chief Operating Officer for the Company, commented, “Our success is measured by our commitment to the customers we serve and this investment and successful reorganization marks a very positive step toward ensuring that our products remain continuously available and are marketed in new, select regions of the world. I am confident that Airtronic USA will soon be recognized and respected throughout the global communities that depend on our technological advances and solutions as a new, highly innovative leader in the defense industry.”

The RPG Funding Investors’ backing and management expertise will ensure that the quality products Airtronic USA has produced for the past 24 years are fully available for its global customers while providing the necessary managerial and financial support to reinvigorate the Company, strengthen its operating capabilities and enhance its R&D department to develop new technologies and promote future expansion and growth. As a founder of Airtronic USA, Dr. Merriellyn Kett will continue to offer her enormous industry experience and entrepreneurial vision to supplement the ongoing improvements to supply chain management, manufacturing processes and quality control strategies administered by RPG Funding Investors and the additional management expertise introduced to the Company through its resources.

Airtronic USA specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of high-grade, weapons systems renowned for their reliability, usability and accuracy. A select list of Airtronic USA products include:

  • RPG-7 (USA) Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher
  • RPG-777 (USA) Lightweight Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher
  • M203 40mm Grenade Launcher
  • M203 X-Pic 40mm GL (Extended Picatinny Receiver)
  • M203 MLGL 40mm Managed Lethality Grenade Launcher
  • M4 Assault Rifle

All of Airtronic USA’s products are manufactured in the US. Operating in strict conformance with the ISO 9001:2008 international quality standard for Quality Management Systems, Airtronic USA has produced high-quality weapons systems that are combat proven and manufactured to US Government quality standards.  Key Airtronic USA customers include:

  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Allied Foreign Militaries

About RPG Funding Investors

RPG Funding Investors is a leading US-based investment management firm focused on applying its specialized expertise and deep understanding of operations, manufacturing management and defense industry knowledge to provide a risk-adjusted return for investors and stakeholders while improving operations, enhancing capabilities and strengthening service and product lines for customers.

Source: Airtronic USA

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June 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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Strategy Analytics: HERE’s Acquisition of Medio Challenges ‘One Map for All’ Approach to Mobile Maps and LBS

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  • Medio’s Predictive Analytics Platform to Drive Personalized LBS

BOSTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The goal to deliver personalized location based services (LBS), such as search results, recommendations, or map views, lies at the heart of HERE’s acquisition of predictive analytics company, Medio. HERE believes a ‘one size fits all’ approach to delivering maps and location-based services needs to be challenged, as numerous layers of location relevant information threatens to hinder optimized LBS experiences.

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Strategy Analytics applauds HERE’s efforts to transform and add value to its core business as it taps into growing interest in data driven intelligence.

Nitesh Patel, Director, Wireless Media Strategies (WMS) at Strategy Analytics noted, “The acquisition clearly builds on HERE’s recent acquisition of Desti and is significant for three key reasons:

  • Taps into growing interest from businesses for data driven intelligence
  • Transforms HERE beyond the location data cloud and into the business intelligence cloud
  • Provides a boost for HERE’s analytics and platform business unit

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However, predictive analytics is currently in its infancy and David MacQueen, Director, Media and Apps at Strategy Analytics adds “Will interest in predictive analytics convert to real demand from businesses? Successful recommendation systems from players like Amazon and Netflix have highlighted the power of predictive analytics. With 60% of US smartphone owners using maps to find a retail location, a well-implemented system can enhance both consumers’ LBS experience and drive retailer business. However, although personalization reduces serendipity, the promise of targeted adverts has been hit and miss so far.” Overall, Strategy Analytics applauds HERE’s efforts to innovate while adding value to its core business.

About Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success.

European Contact: Nitesh Patel, +44-(0)-1908-423-62,

US Contact: David Kerr,

Source: Strategy Analytics, Inc.

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June 20, 2014 at 2:21 pm

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US Android Users on Average Engage 138 Minutes Daily with their Smartphones

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  • Strategy Analytics’ AppOptix decodes the usage profile of a typical US Android smartphone user

BOSTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — According to Strategy Analytics’ AppOptix platform, US Android users have been spending more time with their devices. Android smartphone users on average spent 138 minutes with their device in May 2014, an increase of 20% from the usage in December 2013.

The analysis is based on over one million individual application sessions on more than 1500 Android smartphone users in the US during the period. The results are powered by Strategy Analytics’ state-of- the-art Consumer Telemetry Platform by leveraging three core components – a best-in-class telemetry application, an opt-in panel, and big data analytics framework to support rich analysis.

Average Daily Time Spent (minutes) on Major Application Categories; May 2014: Region: USA: Platform: Android: Smartphone
Average Daily Time Spent (minutes) on Major Application Categories; May 2014: Region: USA: Platform: Android: Smartphone

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While Facebook, YouTube and Messaging apps demonstrate category leading performance with over 50% share in total time spent in their respective categories, niche segments such as LifeStyle, Productivity, and News, Weather & Sports are characterized by a broad range of smaller apps – no single publisher dominates the category and thereby presents opportunities for new and inspiring app concepts.

Bonny Joy, Chief, Consumer Telemetry Platforms, said: “The three big categories are social, communication, and browsing – together they account for nearly a third of the time spent. Our analysis on the top 25 apps across each of the categories shows games and lifestyle segments are among the most vulnerable in maintaining mindshare as they are quick to come and disappear from our rankings.”

Barry Gilbert, Vice President, said: “Without doubt time spent on mobile is on the upward trajectory. Our data shows that of the total time spent, the gain is attributed primarily to the increased usage in social, communication and browsing categories.”

AppOptix addresses the contextual nuances of the consumer behavior through a full-suite of tools, including dashboards, reports, and leading analyst insights on device brands, operators, models, and apps.

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. AppOptix is the firm’s telemetry offering which observes mobile behavior on smartphones and tablets using opt-in panels. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success.

US Contact:

Barry Gilbert, +1
Bonny Joy, +1

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June 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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Elitecore to Showcase 4G/LTE Concept-to-Cash Solution at LTE World Summit, Amsterdam

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MUMBAI, India and DUBAI, UAE  /PRNewswire/ — Elitecore Technologies, a leading  provider of Integrated Policy, Charging and Revenue Management solution announces to showcase its concept-to-cash solution  at LTE World Summit inAmsterdam. Elitecore brings an end to end pre-integrated approach to ‘concept to cash’ that enables operators to launch innovative data services based on their subscriber information. The solution would maximize revenue opportunities by achieving reduced time to market for innovative offerings and easy upgrades.

According to Heavy Reading research, 4G/LTE operators in the next 12 months are most interested in launching VoLTE (81%) and LTE data (62%) and to turn these services into revenue opportunities, operators are looking to refresh their legacy OSS/BSS systems to adopt next-generation “concept to cash” solution which is directly in line with their monetization activities.

Says Ari Banerjee, Sr. Analyst, Heavy Reading, “Tying together unified 360 degree subscriber view with network control, smart charging and subscriber service experience, Elitecore brings an unique advantage to operators with its all-IP based, converged solution that offers flexibility of either a single pre-integrated, real-time (BSS, OCS and policy-based) platform or modular components.”

Elitecore’s  carrier-grade industry standard (TMF, 3GPP Rel. 11) LTE Revenue and Customer Management Platform  has  BSS comprising online charging, convergent billing, customer management, provisioning and EPC( Evolved Packet Core ) comprising PCRF, DSC and 3GPP-AAA which enables operators to quickly build concepts based on subscriber’s usage, transactions and  preferences to  design advanced services tailored to their subscriber’s need helping operators define their go-to-market seamlessly fulfilling services ordered by subscribers and effectively rate/charges/bills for those services.

Says Dhaval Vora, VP, Product Management, Elitecore, “With real-time subscriber insights, service provider can personalise its next-generation offerings around subscriber activities and behaviour increasing subscriber engagement and loyalty through contextual offering. Using an integrated product catalogue, policy control & charging, service providers can bring service innovation by launching flexible plans by enforcing fair usage policy in real-time which will significantly improve revenue potential giving them competitive edge.”

Highly scalable solution meets the growing demands for advanced services like HD Video, VoLTE and facilitates provisioning & management of large subscriber base. Customers can self provision with services/bundle plans (VoIP+Data+Apps, Data+Content, VoLTE+ unlimited data) of their own choices via integrated customer self-care.

Using Elitecore platform, service providers can  implement various use cases including Tiered FUP, Turbo-boost, Bill-shock Prevention, Day / Event pass, URL/Application based charging, Location and ToD based charging, Differentiated video service, LTE Roaming, etc.

Elitecore has recently announced  successful migration of a WiMax operator to LTE network helping rollout IP based data & voice services without any service disruption. It has also enabled a Greenfield service provider to quickly rollout new LTE network and launch innovative services

About Elitecore

Elitecore Technologies is a Carlyle Group investee global IT product company providing BSS alongside packet core with flexibility of modular as well as pre-integrated offerings. Visit

Download Concept-to-cash Whitepaper:

LK Pathak, AVP, Corporate Communications, M: +91-9925012059,

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June 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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Neurim Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Positive Effects of Add-on Circadin(R) in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

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TEL-AVIV, IsraelJune 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Neurim Pharmaceuticals announced today publication of the results from an exploratory Phase 2 randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of add-on Circadin® (Prolonged Release melatonin 2mg) to standard therapy in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients. The study, published in the Clinical Interventions in Aging Journal, demonstrates positive effects of the drug on cognitive performance and sleep maintenance in the AD patients.

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“Endogenous melatonin levels are reduced already at preclinical AD stages. Because melatonin is important for good sleep quality and because poor sleep quality has recently been linked to AD, it was important to investigate whether replenishing the missing hormone would be beneficial in AD patients and whether such effects would be related to the improvement in sleep,” said Dr Tali Nir, head of clinical trials at Neurim Pharmaceuticals.

In this study, 80 patients diagnosed with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease, with and without insomnia co-morbidity, receiving standard therapy (acetylcholinesterase inhibitors with or without memantine) were randomly assigned in a double-blind manner to 2 mg of Circadin® or placebo treatment nightly for 24-weeks. The paper reports that patients treated with Circadin® for 6 months had significantly better cognitive performance than those with placebo as measured by Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) and Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). Mean Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – cognition (ADAS-Cog) did not differ between groups. Sleep efficiency as measured by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) Component 4 also improved with Circadin®. In a subgroup of patients suffering from comorbid insomnia, Circadin® treatment resulted in significant and clinically meaningful effects vs. placebo in mean IADL (p=0.032), MMSE (+1.5 vs. -3 points, p=0.0177) sleep efficiency (p=0.04), and median ADAS-Cog values (-3.5 vs. +3 points, p=0.045) . The treatment was well tolerated.

“We are very pleased with the encouraging data demonstrating efficacy and safety of add-on Circadin® for 6 months on cognitive functioning and sleep in patients with mild-moderate AD. This publication comes at an exciting time when the causal relationship between sleep disturbance and the AD-relevant accumulation of beta amyloid in brain was discovered,” said Prof. Zisapel, CSO of Neurim Pharmaceuticals. “This study demonstrates the significance of good sleep quality and melatoninergic mechanisms in improving both cognition and sleep problems in Alzheimer patients and calls for further focus of this mechanism in AD treatment.”

About Circadin:

Circadin® is a novel sleep medication approved by regulatory agencies around the world for the treatment of primary insomnia in patients aged 55 and over. Approval was based on positive effects of Circadin on sleep quality, sleep induction, and daytime functioning without impairing cognitive performance.

About Neurim Pharmaceuticals:

Neurim Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a neuroscience drug discovery and development pharma company creating drugs for brain restoration & reinforcement. Circadin®-Neurim’s first approved drug, is commercially available in over 40 countries. Neurim’s advanced-stage pipeline products include prolonged-release melatonin minitabs for pediatric insomnia and Piromelatine for sleep disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Source: Neurim Pharmaceuticals

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June 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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