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VIETSTOCK 2014 Expo & Forum — Taking Place Next Month (15-17 October, 2014)

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-Bigger And Better Following an Overwhelming Response from Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — The region is set the host again its 10th edition of VIETSTOCK Expo & Forum at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), in Ho Chi Minh City from 15-17 October, 2014. Recognised atVietnam’s Premier Feed, Livestock and Meat Industry event, VIETSTOCK 2014 will bring together over 250 exhibiting companies among from 30 countries as well as major European Pavilions from the Czech Republic, Denmark, UK, and Holland.

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Hosted by the Department of Livestock Production, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the event expected to welcome over 8,000 trade visitors and delegates, representing integrators, nutritionists, veterinarians, livestock farmers, feedmillers, wholesalers, retailers, food processors, importers and distributors across the region.

“The Department of Livestock Production (MARD) has been working with the VIETSTOCK Expo & Forum since its first event in 2004 and I am happy to report that the show has grown bigger and better every year. We are confident that the 2014 exhibition will promote further cooperation among the livestock, meat and feed fraternities throughout the region,” said Mr. Nguyen Xuan Duong, Deputy Head, Department of Livestock Production, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD).

Highlights of the show will also include the high end conference to addresses the current and future market and product outcome that would help participants find solutions to a variety of business challenges. Many interesting topics will be covered such as “the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – Opportunities and Challenges of Vietnam’slivestock industry“, “Antibiotics and banned drugs in animal feed“, “Quality control of imported products for the feed industry“, and “Meat processing in Vietnam: Growth and Opportunities”.

Pre-Register today to secure your attendance to the exhibition, conference and seminar registration. Visitwww.vietstock.org for more details on VIETSTOCK 2014.

Notes to Editors:

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events via online and print providing them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional communities from doctors to game developers, journalists to jewellery traders, farmers to pharmacists. Our 6,500 staff members in more than 40 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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MARKETING COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT
United Business Media (M) Sdn Bhd
A-8-1, Level 8, Hampshire Place Office,
157, Hamphire 1, Jalan Mayang Sari
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-2176-8788 Fax: +603-2164-8786
E:  sufian.zahari@ubm.com
W: www.ubmasia.com

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September 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

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Revolutionary Free Calling App nanu Gives Away over 10 Million Free Minutes to Reward Users

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-Continues its mission to bring free calls to everyone, everywhere – even on 2G

SINGAPORE, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Answering the strong demands of its users, nanu, the world’s first completely free and truly mobile calling app, launched today a campaign to give away over 10 million free minutes to its existing users to thank them for their support in growing the global community of friends of nanu.

As more and more people share nanu with their friends, nanu is able to move forward in its mission to provide free calls to everyone, everywhere in the world, even on 2G.

nanu continues to win the support of friends around the world. Says user Jayaram Murali Iyer: “Downloaded the app. Wonderful app. Just love it. Voice is crystal clear.” Juan Bautista adds, New update work perfecto on my Huawei Ascend Y300. Sound is so clear and loud. Love you nanu.

Its advert sponsored free call business model has allowed nanu to give its first 250,000 participating users the opportunity to invite their friends and get rewarded with minutes to make free calls to non-nanu users. For every successful invitation, existing nanu users will receive an additional 2 free minutes for calls to non-nanu users, with up to 50 free minutes for 25 invitees. Making calls between nanu users will always be unlimited and free.

Since its launch last month, nanu has already established a user base spanning over 200 countries and enables users to make free, quality calls in low bandwidth environments, especially in developing countries such as Indiaand Brazil, where the app is seeing exponential growth.

To download nanu, go to: http://bit.ly/downloadnanu

For information on nanu: www.hellonanu.com

For more information on nanu‘s campaign, visit nanu’s Facebook or Twitter pages:
https://www.facebook.com/nanusocial
https://twitter.com/nanusocial

Media Contacts
+65-3151-4760
lars@hellonanu.com
soraya@preciouscomms.com
stephanie@preciouscomms.com

About nanu

nanu is a revolutionary mobile call app that utilizes proprietary ultra low bandwidth VoIP technology and an advert sponsored free call business model to provide high quality free calls to everyone, everywhere, even on 2G.
www.hellonanu.com

Source: Gentay Communications

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September 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

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Lead Integrator Atos Successfully Completes Delivery of Key IT Systems for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

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-Atos business technologists enhance the Games with breakthrough 3D Display System and real time online video player for another successful Youth Olympic Games

SYDNEY, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Atos, a leader in the Sports and Major Events IT industry and the worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced it has completed the IT operations for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. As Chief IT System Integrator, Atos was ultimately responsible for all aspects of the smooth and secure running of the Games — from designing and building the complex IT systems through to managing all the IT partners and operating the mission critical IT infrastructure, including the real-time distribution of Games results to the world.

During Nanjing 2014, Atos business technologists worked around the clock to deliver the critical Games Management and Information Systems that facilitated the following:

  1. Processing and delivery of over 200,000 accreditation badges to the YOG family including IOC, athletes, media, National Olympic Committees and International Sports Federation;
  2. Infrastructure implementation of more than 2,000 PCs in over 30 venues;
  3. Up to 1,000,000 files uploaded to the result channel
  4. Delivering accurate real-time results and data from all 28 sports to official website and worldwide broadcasters.

In addition to delivering all the planned IT services on schedule and within budget, Atos also introduced new innovations including the integration of 3D modeling system into other operation and monitoring applications, which transformed the technology operation into a visualized management platform. This proprietary system uses 3D and 2D graphic displays to familiarize the team with the operating environments and respective roles before and during the Games. It also launched the Olympic Video Player (OVP) for Olympic Broadcast Service (OBS), which enabled users to view 24-hour live streaming of more than 220 sporting events as well as video and audio of these events on demand with statistics on their computers, smart phones and mobile devices. The OVP provides unprecedented coverage for the Games, bringing it to more people with new ways to enjoy the competitions and events.

Mr Tang Jian Rong, Director of the Information Technology Dept. Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee, said, “The past 12 days is the epitome of hard work, and cross-country collaborations. The successful operation for Nanjing 2014 would not have been possible without the expertise and passion of Atos business technologists. The team not only delivered a high quality result channel, but has done so within a very short time too. We are glad that we choose Atos as our partner for YOG.”

Mr Herbert Leung, CEO of Atos in APAC, said, “Atos is honored to be the systems integrator for the Nanjing2014 Youth Olympic Games and played a key role in ensuring the IT systems perform to expectations. Nanjing2014, like all other major games, is a complex mix of technology, processes and people. Our challenge is to deliver an IT solution that not only meets the needs of athletes, administrators, spectators and media at many different venues, but also captures and reports every moment of the action, and helps bring it to the world first time, every time. With our extensive global sporting event experience and specialist skills, we are able to rise to the occasion and deliver another spectacular performance with the world watching. As the curtain falls on Nanjing YOG, the work continues for our Business Technologists, who are preparing for the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games and Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.”

Atos is a leader in the Sports and Major Events IT industry with about 500 specialized business technologists integrating teams of up to 5000 IT experts to support major events worldwide. It provides the full range of services required to stage world-class sports events from timing and scoring through to Information Diffusion Systems that distribute the results to international media, news agencies, websites and TV graphics. It also includes Games Management systems, System Integration and Games Times Operations. Atos is supporting delivery of smart stadium solutions for major events, incorporating the key infrastructure and solutions into stadiums or events arenas to make them more versatile for the operators and to enhance the spectator´s experience.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of EUR 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services through Consulting & Systems Integration, Managed Operations, and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

Media Contact
Rhoda M Dinesen
Atos
Mobile: +65-9168-1146
Email: rhoda.dinesen@atos.net

Source: Atos

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September 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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Handheld’s NAUTIZ X4 Rugged Computer for the Mobile Worker Now Also with Android

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LIDKOPING, Sweden /PRNewswire/ — Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, today announced  an upgrade of the Nautiz X4 rugged handheld, which was launched earlier this year. The Nautiz X4, a multipurpose compact handheld computer built for the mobile worker, now also runs Android 4.2 which gives customers a wider choice of operating systems.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/players/English/72762532-handheld-NAUTIZ-X4-android/

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The Nautiz X4 is optimized for efficient field data collection. It has been designed and developed specifically for mobile workers in tough environments in industries such as warehousing, logistics, transportation, utilities, field service, security and public safety.

Measuring only 156 x 74 x 25.5 millimeters (6.1 x 2.9 x 1.0 inches) and weighing a mere 330 grams (11.6 ounces), the Nautiz X4 features a high-brightness, sunlight-readable resistive touchscreen for reliable computing in challenging worksite environments, and comes complete with either a high-performance 1D laser scanner or a 2D imager for super-fast and accurate scanning and barcoding tasks. The device also features a 5MP camera with auto focus and LED Flash.

The Nautiz X4 has an IP65 Ingress Protection rating, which means that it is impervious to dust and highly resistant to water. It also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military test standards for overall durability and resistance to humidity, shock, vibration, drops, salt and extreme temperatures.

“The Nautiz X4 has become the obvious choice for mobile workers in a wide range of industries thanks to its ultimate mobility with true field functionality in a handy package and at a very attractive price,” said Johan Hed, Product Manager Handheld Group. “To offer our customers a wider choice, we now introduce the option to get a Nautiz X4 with either Android 4.2 or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.”

The Nautiz X4 rugged handheld computer has an integrated u-blox GPS receiver for professional-grade navigation functionality and it offers multiple connectivity options, such as high-powered 3G and excellent Wi-Fi capability. It has a high-speed 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of flash memory, and it runs Android 4.2 or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.

Orders for the Nautiz X4 rugged handheld with Android can be placed immediately.

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NAUTIZ X4 product specifications

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About Handheld

The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see http://www.handheldgroup.com

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Source: Handheld Group

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September 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

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“Saint”, a Collaborative Range of AM Eyewear and World Renowned Fashion Photographer Pierre Toussaint, with Support from ZEISS

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — The SAINT collaboration between Pierre Toussaint and AM Eyewear transpired out of a shared desire for superior optics. As a leading fashion photographer, Pierre understands the need for a precision lens, and so chooses to shoot using ZEISS photographic lenses.

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Having honed their skills in the optics industry over 10 years, AM Eyewear are constantly striving to produce the highest quality frames possible, which has lead them to co-brand with Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlens, to use their superior Italian-made ZEISS lenses in their sunglasses.

When Pierre Toussaint first had the idea to create a range of sunglasses to raise money for eye research, having worked with the brand previously, he immediately thought of AM Eyewear as the ideal partner to aid in the design and manufacture of the collection.

Together with the support of Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlens, the SAINT / AM EYEWEAR collaboration was born.

Three limited-edition, unique and feminine shapes named after the idyllic locations of St Barts, St Tropez and St Lucia have been created and are each available in multiple colour ways. This aspirational collection reflects a premium aesthetic and quality that is integral to both Pierre & AM Eyewear’s practice.

With the backing of numerous high-profile celebrities and models, a generous contribution of all lenses for this collaboration from Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlens, and a further 10% of all sales being donated to Optometry Giving Sight, the SAINT / AM EYEWEAR collaboration hopes to provide much needed support to the millions of people around the world who are needlessly blind or vision-impaired – simply because they can’t access an eye exam and corrective eyewear.

For more information on Optometry Giving Sight and the amazing work they do in mobilizing support to fund sustainable eye and vision care programs in underserved communities around the world, as well as the other brands associated with this collaboration, see below:

AM Eyewear http://www.ameyewear.com

Pierre Toussaint http://www.pierretoussaint.com

Optometry Giving Sight http://www.givingsight.org

ZEISS http://www.zeiss.com/sunlens

http://givingsight.org/

Source: AM Eyewear

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September 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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DHL expands multimodal rail service in China

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— New direct scheduled block train service along the trans-Siberian North corridor from Suzhou to DHL’s Europe hub
— Less-than-container load option avails rails service to more customers
— Plans for further expansion in North Asia

SHANGHAI, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DHL Global Forwarding, leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, announced today new developments in its pioneering multimodal services in China and plans for North Asia. A true door-to-door service, DHL’s multimodal solutions connect China to Europe by picking up goods from any location in China, taking it by rail through to Poland and offering last mile delivery by truck or rail to anywhere inEurope.

The company today announced a new weekly scheduled block train service from Suzhou along the trans-Siberian North Corridor, to DHL’s intermodal hub in Poland, connecting Suzhou with Europe. A dedicated and cost effective service, it takes half the time of ocean freight and is a sixth of the cost of airfreight. This expansion complements the existing daily single wagon service from Shanghai to Europe, also along the North Corridor, and the weekly block train service from Chengdu to Europe along China’s West Corridor rail line through Kazakhstan to Europe.

The new scheduled block train service offers an average transit time of 14 days to Warsaw from Suzhou and will access DHL’s Europe network via Manzhouli in China and Zabaikalsk in Russia and DHL’s intermodal hub inMalaszewicze[1].

The expansion taps on Suzhou’s strategic location within Jiangsu Province, an important production area for engineering, manufacturing, high tech, automotive and the retail sector with growing demand.

Roger Crook, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, said: “Suzhou is a strategic departure point for Jiangsu and it is a huge benefit for our customers to have direct access to inter-continental rail links rather than having to go viaChengdu. Being able to offer multiple loading points across China creates many opportunities for our customers which is why we are seeing so much interest in multimodal services.”

“DHL Global Forwarding’s multimodal offering is truly evolving into a well-established service. Geographically, we’re expanding our coverage in China. The North Corridor service taps the bustling production and commercial centers of Shanghai and Suzhou, and its surrounding areas. The West Corridor rail service originates from Chengdu — one of the most important distribution centers in Western China and a hub for high tech goods, automotive and other industries. DHL has pioneered the rail service and customers are seeing the benefits of the service which offers reductions in transit times, cost and CO2 emissions,” said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

Broadly, DHL’s multimodal rail solution customers can expect delivery time reductions of between 10 and 21 days compared to sea freight, depending on origin and destination pairs. In addition, customers seeking environmentally friendly solutions can also expect a fall of CO2 emissions of up to 90% compared to airfreight.

More Options for Businesses of All Sizes

Making the rail service even more accessible to more businesses, DHL also introduced the rail service in a Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) option. Called DHL Railconnect, it allows large multi-national companies and small businesses alike to better manage their inventory flows by sending out shipments in smaller consignments as and when they need to. For customers with larger shipments, the full-container service, now known as DHL Railline, remains available for customers to block out single containers, wagon groups or whole block trains.

Steve Huang, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding China, said: “DHL Global Forwarding is the world leader in Less-than-Container Load ocean freight services and one of the main actors in the European Less-than-Truck load, so it’s no surprise we have transferred the expertise into the rail solution. We’re seeing increased customer demand and we’re constantly innovating to help our customers. Earlier this year, we introduced the first temperature-controlledChinaEurope rail service, providing customers with temperature-sensitive products year-round access to this cost-effective shipping route regardless of the weather.”

Plans for North Asian Multimodal Network — Japan and Korea connected to China rail service

As DHL Global Forwarding’s multimodal rail solution from China to Europe is well developed, the company is exploring ways to plug in neighboring countries into the network. Using ferry services between China, Japan and Korea, it is looking to move cargo shipments onto the China rail network and create a strong North Asian multimodal network to service the major economies of the three markets and significant volume of imports and exports.

Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Asia Pacific, said, “DHL Global Forwarding presently already runs an existing China-Japan-China Ferry-Rail service that connects China via Shanghai to the major cities in Japan and vice versa. Cargo is transported using a ferry across the East China Sea from Shanghai to Hakata and Japan Rail — the country’s most extensive rail network. This enables goods from just about anywhere in China to reach any part of Japan via our multimodal rail-ferry service.”

“For Korea, we are exploring a ferry service across the Yellow Sea between China and Korea, and then connecting onto the Rail network in China. Once the service is in place, it will position China as a key conduit for North Asia toEurope, and greatly support customers across North Asia with a strong alternative option between air freight and ocean freight to move their shipments,” Leung added.

Connecting seamlessly from DHL Global Forwarding’s expanding network in Asia to Europe, DHL’s multimodal service ensures complete supply chain visibility and enables a faster-to-market approach between both continents for all customers.

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http://www.dhl.com/en/press.html

DHL — The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and transportation industry and “The logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, national and international parcel delivery, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation as well as contract and e-commerce related solutions along the entire supply chain. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and around 315,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

For more information: www.dpdhl.com

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DHL’s road/rail multimodal service between Asia and Europe combines rail and road transportation modes to link the two continents via its intermodal hub in Malaszewicze, Poland. DHL Global Forwarding launched the service in July 2010 following the completion of more than 120 successful single container trial shipments.

Source: DHL

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September 18, 2014 at 3:40 pm

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BGC Partners Announces Third Party Clearing For Swaps Via Traiana’s CreditLink

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“the Company” or “BGC”), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced that its Swap Execution Facility subsidiary, BGC Derivative Markets, L.P. has executed Made Available To Trade (“MAT”) USD Interest Rate Swap transactions with pre-trade credit checking performed on behalf of third parties by Traiana CreditLink. Trades can be delivered for central clearing at both LCH.Clearnet and CME Clearing.

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“We are pleased to report that BGC has successfully completed mandated pre-trade credit checks, bringing together our multiple means of compliant execution with Traiana in a seamless transaction,” said Philip Norton, Executive Managing Director, Global Head of e-Commerce, BGC Partners. He continued: “This demonstrates the strength and versatility of our client solutions.”

John Burchenal, Global Head of Alliances & Partners, Traiana, commented, “We are delighted to welcome BGC to the Traiana CreditLink network to provide pre-trade credit checks for its customers. Traiana CreditLink is committed to ensuring both certainty of clearing and regulatory compliance for all market participants trading on SEFs.”

About CreditLink
CreditLink provides trading platforms, clearers/prime brokers, executing banks and buy-side firms the ability to monitor and manage pre- and post-trade credit in real-time across multiple trading venues in a consolidated view. CreditLink supports all trading models across FX, exchange traded derivatives, CDS and fixed income and serves hundreds of buyside, broker, prime-brokers and trading venues.

About Traiana
Traiana, Inc. (www.traiana.com) provides global banks, broker/dealers, buy-side firms and trading platforms with services to monitor pre- trade risk and automate post-trade processing of financial transactions in listed and over-the-counter trading markets. Traiana’s solutions and the Harmony Network have become the market standard for post-trade processing of foreign exchange, exchange traded derivatives, fixed income, CDS and synthetic and cash equity transactions. Traiana, an ICAP company, is headquartered in New York City with offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Tokyo.

About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets.  BGC’s products include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions.  Through its BGC Trader and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets.  Through its NGKF brand, the Company offers a wide range of commercial real estate services including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property and facilities management. BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerHoward W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com.

BGC, BGC Trader, Grubb & Ellis, Grubb and Newmark are trademarks and service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and its affiliates.  Knight Frank is a service mark of Knight Frank Limited Corp., used with permission.

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements by BGC Partners

Statements in this press release regarding BGC’s business that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see BGC’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the Company’s public filings, including the most recent Form 10-K and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Form 10-Q or Form 8-K filings.

Source: BGC Partners, Inc.

Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:BGCP

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September 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Award Recipients at 2014 Growth, Innovation & Leadership Awards Gala

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— Awards Gala co-located with Frost & Sullivan’s Growth, Innovation & Leadership (GIL): Silicon Valley Event

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan honored recipients of its 2014 Growth, Innovation & Leadership Awards at a dinner gala held Tuesday, September 16, in San Jose, Calif., at The Fairmont San Jose. The Awards gala was preceded by a 60-minute CEO Leadership Roundtable. During the session, chief executives from selected companies discussed the most pressing issues facing their companies and industries today.

The Growth, Innovation & Leadership Awards are presented each year to companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future.

Awarded companies included:

Accedian Networks Inc. – 2014 Global Small Cells Deployment Acceleration and Assurance Customer Value Leadership Award

Advantech Wireless – 2014 North American Gallium Nitride-Based Devices New Product Innovation Leadership Award

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) – 2014 Asia-Pacific Policy and Program Implementation Excellence Economic Development Innovation Award

Asurion – 2014 North American Retail Product Protection Product Leadership Award

Bit Stew Systems – 2014 North American Service Solution for Utilities Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award

Blakell Europlacer – 2014 Global Flexible SMT Placement Equipment Company of the Year Award

Connectloud – 2014 North American Cloud Management Platforms New Product Innovation Leadership Award

Cummins Inc. – 2014 United States Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Product Leadership Award

Eltek – 2014 Global DC Power Systems Growth Excellence Leadership Award

2014 Global Hybrid Power Systems Customer Value Leadership Award

Enterprise Ireland – 2014 European and Central Asia Policy and Program Implementation Excellence Economic Development Innovation Award

Entex Technologies – 2014 North American Water and Wastewater Treatment Product Line Strategy Leadership Award

Frankly Chat – 2014 North American Mobile Applications Early Stage Investment Opportunity Award

FreeWave Technologies – 2014 North American Unified Industrial Wireless Platform New Product Innovation Leadership Award

Gamma Medica – 2014 Global Breast Imaging Systems Product Leadership Award

HERE, a Nokia Company – 2014 North American Automotive Connected Services Technology Innovation Leadership Award

Intel Corporation – 2014 Global Smart-City Infrastructure Emerging Market Innovation Award

Interstate Batteries, Inc. – 2014 U.S. Automotive Technicians’ Choice Award: Overall Best Brand of Batteries

Invest Lithuania – 2014 European and Central Asia Visionary Leadership Economic Development Innovation Award

Ministry of ICT, Colombia – 2014 Global Visionary Innovation Leadership Award

Moxa Inc. – 2014 Global Industrial Communication Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award

NIKSUN, Inc. – 2014 Global Network Performance Monitoring and Cyber Security Customer Value Leadership Award

Novian Health Inc. – 2014 North American Early Stage Breast Tumor Treatment Device Technology Innovation Leadership Award

Oracle Managed Cloud Services – 2014 North American Managed Cloud Customer Value Leadership Award

Plantronics – 2014 Global Contact Center and Office Headset Market Share Leadership Award

Proexport Colombia – 2014 North American and Latin American Visionary Leadership Economic Development Innovation Award

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September 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

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Videology Revenue Expected to Approach $300 Million in 2014

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— Currently one of world’s largest private video advertising technology providers
— 50% of dollars now coming from television buying groups
— International operations nearly triple from 2013 to 2014

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Videology – one of the world’s largest video advertising technology platforms – today announced escalating growth in the digital video sector, with 2014 revenue on track to approach$300 million, up from $135.5 million in 2012. Videology to date has raised $130 million in venture capital funding, and is one of the few private video technology firms in the market.

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“This past year has been a pivotal one for our company as both video and programmatic buying have begun to mature,” said Scott Ferber, Videology Chairman and CEO. “Major brands have begun utilizing programmatic as a core media buying strategy, which has put upward pressure on both agencies and media companies to fully embrace these technologies. Add to this the massive changes in consumer viewing habits, and you have almost a perfect trifecta of opportunity for a technology provider like Videology.”

A Programmatic Ad Technology Platform

Videology is an enterprise software technology company, with research and development (R&D) at the core of its business. As the programmatic marketplace evolved over the past few years, more media agencies, advertisers, and media companies have discovered the value of bringing a self-service programmatic platform in-house. Over 80% of Videology’s business now comes from platform clients consisting of advertising agencies, trading desks, and media companies, such as cyber communications inc., Havas, Publicis, Yahoo! JAPAN, and WPP.

Currently less than 20% of Videology’s business comes from what could be classified as traditional network business, defined as aggregating inventory from publishers, packaging it according to an advertiser’s requested target, and reselling it to agencies one campaign at a time. According to Ferber, that percentage will be closer to zero in the near future.

“As someone who built Advertising.com, one of the largest ad networks in the world, I can tell you that what we’re doing is fundamentally different,” said Ferber. “The irony of being thought of as an ad network is that our software allows advertisers and media companies to build their own media networks, rendering traditional ad networks obsolete. We’re actually the antithesis of an ad network.”

Opportunities from Television and Video Convergence

Today, greater than 50% of Videology’s revenue currently comes from television-centric buying groups, rather than digital buyers. Similarly, 90% of the campaigns run through its platform are sold on a guaranteed cost per thousand (CPM) basis, rather than on a digitally-focused, dynamic CPM basis, thus mimicking the way that television is planned and purchased. This is a key differentiator for Videology’s technology, as it was purpose built to bring automation and addressability to linear television, rather than originating as a display technology that was retrofitted for the TV space.

“Television-centric brand advertisers need certainty in their campaign planning. We built our technology with their needs in mind. While exchange-centric, RTB technologies work well in certain scenarios, they haven’t proven to work for the largest brand advertisers who demand a guaranteed level of impressions to run on specific inventory during a given time period at a given cost. Holistic cross-screen planning demands the same certainty guaranteed by television across all screens,” Ferber explained.

Earlier this year, Videology announced a first-of-its-kind, direct integration of Nielsen TV data into its platform, offering advertisers a unified solution for cross-screen planning, buying and measurement across linear television and online video. In Q2 2014, Videology saw a significant increase in the use of cross-screen TV and video performance analyses, comprising 28% of all campaigns using advanced measurement (others included brand lift, action impact and offline sales metrics).

International Growth

International markets outside of the U.S. are also a huge growth driver with more than 50% of Videology’s total revenue coming from international markets across North America, Europe and the APAC region. Currently, Videology operates in 28 countries, up from three countries (U.S., UK and Canada) in 2011, and 10 countries in 2013.

Agnostic Integrators

A large portion of Videology’s growth hinges upon its deep integrations with data providers, publishers, third-party demand sources and other technology providers.

Videology is integrated with almost 50% of the companies listed in the latest video LUMAscape, a positive indicator that sets Videology’s technology apart as an agnostic unifier within a very fragmented ecosystem. As Ferber pointed out, “I hear a lot of talk about whether or not an advertising technology provider should play on multiple sides of the demand and supply chain. In my opinion, there are no sides in technology. Technology is an enabler—our clients decide how to use it, and how and with whom to do business. Our job is simply to make it easier—and possible.”

In the past 12 months, over 1,330 advertisers ran 17.7 billion video advertising impressions on Videology’s platform across online, mobile and connected TV. This level of volume translates into a three-year revenue CAGR of over 100%.

About Videology
Videology (videologygroup.com) is one of the world’s largest video advertising technology platforms.  By simplifying big data, we empower marketers and media companies to make smarter advertising decisions to fully harness the value of their audience across screens.  Our math and science-based technology enables our customers to manage, measure and optimize digital video and TV advertising to achieve the best results in the converging media landscape.

Videology, Inc., is a privately-held, venture-backed company, whose investors include Catalyst Investors, Comcast Ventures, NEA, Pinnacle Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Videology is headquartered in New York, with key offices in Baltimore, Austin, Toronto, London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and sales teams across North America.

For more information, contact Michele Skettino at Michele@videologygroup.com or 212-231-7853.

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September 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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Fluke 500 Series Battery Analyzers simplify the testing of mission critical battery backup systems

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— Automated string function tests a broad range of battery functions in less time

EVERETT, Washington /PRNewswire/ — Batteries are the mainstay of backup power systems and require regular testing to ensure their reliability. The new Fluke® 500 Series Battery Analyzers simplify the workflow of testing stationary batteries and battery banks through an intuitive user interface that provides quick, guided test setups ensuring technicians are capturing the correct data while visual and audio feedback cues reduce the risk of errors. The Fluke 500 Series is ideal for testing mission critical battery back-up applications in data centers, hospitals, airports, utilities, oil and gas, and railways.

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The rugged, compact 500 Series Battery Analyzers perform all key measurements; including battery resistance, dc and ac voltage, dc and ac current (Fluke BT521 model only), ripple voltage, frequency, and battery temperature (BT521 only). 500 Series Battery Analyzers have been specifically designed for measurements on stationary batteries including GEL, AGM (absorbed glass MAT), lithium-ion, as well as wet-cell lead-acid batteries.

The 500 Series intelligent test probes streamline the testing process by displaying measurement results on their integrated LCD displays eliminating the need for technicians to stop and look at the mainframe. Technicians can capture voltage readings and temperature logging automatically or via the integrated save button, simplifying and speeding up the test process.

The probes feature infrared temperature measurement (BT521 only), tri-color LED for pass/fail/warning indications, and audio feedback.

The analyzers include a convenient magnetic hanging strap with shoulder strap and an innovative carrying harness reduce fatigue while measuring long battery strings. They also include simple, yet powerful reporting and analysis tools that manage large volumes of data to produce analysis graphics and data tables on a PC or create quick email format reports with .csv files.

For more information on the Fluke 500 Series Battery Analyzers, visit www.fluke.com/batteryanalyzer.

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Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes.

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September 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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