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The 3rd ALEEX Show in Guangzhou to Capture Golden Sourcing Timeslot in April

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Tapping into the vast business opportunities available in the homeappliances, lighting and electronics industry in both China and global markets, the 3rd edition of ALEEX featuringAsian-made home appliances, lighting and consumer electronic products will take place in Guangzhou, Chinafrom April 14-17, 2015 at the Poly World Trade Expo Center, Pazhou.

Products on show for the HOME APPLIANCES category include: Home Appliances, Air-conditioning & Ventilation Equipment, Kitchen & Bathroom Appliances, Home Cleaning Appliances, Electrical Healthcare Products,and Energy-saving Appliances.

The LIGHTING sector will feature Commercial, Decorative, Household and Outdoor Lighting, the latest LED and Eco Lighting and Lighting Accessories.

The CONSUMER ELECTRONICS will cover a wide range of electronic devices and gadgets: Audio-visual Products, Digital Imaging Products, Personal Electronics, Medical & Healthcare Electronics, Electronic Security Products, Eco & Energy-saving Electronics, Electronic Games & Entertainment, Telecom Products, Electronic Smart Devices & Accessories, Smartphone Accessories, Computer & Peripheral Products, LCD Display, 3D Printing, Auto Electronics, and Parts & Components.

After the success of the last two sessions in April and October 2014, the 2015 ALEEX Home Appliances, Lighting & Electronics Exhibition will be even bigger, with more than 250 exhibitors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Mainland China in 350 booths all showcasing their latest innovations. The exhibition continues to attract traders and buyers from abroad and locally from the fast-growing Chinese domestic market, providing a direct sourcing platform to meet with quality suppliers from all over Asia.

Timed to coincide with the peak buying timeslots in April and October, the ALEEX is on the radar for huge numbers of international buyers, who converge on the Pazhou district of Guangzhou for Phase 1 of the Canton Fair.

The ALEEX venue, the Poly World Trade Expo Center, is just steps away from the Canton Fair venue, enablingbuyers the absolute convenience of visiting both shows at the same time.

The bi-annual exhibition has become a firm fixture in the spring and autumn sourcing seasons in Guangzhou,meeting the needs of international buyers and local Chinese mainland businesses to expand contacts and supplier bases from Asia in the home appliances, lighting and consumer electronics industries.

Contact:
Miss Linda Chan, Marketing Manager
Mega Expo (Hong Kong) Limited
linda.chan@mega-expo.com
+852-3588-9688

Source: Mega Expo (Hong Kong) Limited

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April 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm

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Tableau 9.0 Brings Interactive Speed and Enriched Flow to Data Analytics

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— New capabilities help people stay creative and engaged in analytics process

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 9.0, a major release of its fast visual analytics software. New capabilities help people to achieve more with data, answering questions at interactive speed.

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“From the beginning, Tableau has been designed to help people stay engaged in their analytics flow, with a drag and drop interface and features designed for ad-hoc analysis,” said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. “Tableau 9.0 furthers the notion of ‘flow’ with improvements that keep people engaged with their analysis rather than having to focus on writing new calculations or cleaning up the data.”

Customers using the Tableau 9.0 beta have this to say:

  • “Tableau 9.0 is insanely fast,” said Director of Data Analytics at Pluralsight. “The same workbooks are taking seconds instead of minutes to load. This kind of blazing performance is exactly what we need.”
  • “The new calculation dialog in Tableau 9.0 is a huge improvement,” said Corey Turner, Application Developer at Spokane Public Schools. “It makes the product more intuitive and easier for anyone to use.”
  • “The new data connection options, such as data interpreter, pivot and split function, make it easier for anyone connecting to data with Tableau,” said Billy Burns, Director of Decision Support at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida and Tableau customer through its partner TEKNION Data Solutions.

New Tableau 9.0 features include:

  • Auto Data Prep: Tableau 9.0 makes cleaning up messy data easier. The Tableau Data Interpreter will automatically clean up spreadsheets. Together with the Automatic Data Modeling that was released in 8.2, these new features help people to spend more time on data analysis rather than data preparation.
  • Analytics in the Flow: Tableau 9.0 is designed to help stay focused on answering questions without interrupting flow. People can type calculations right into the canvas and see the data update instantly. A new Analytics Pane makes it easy to drag reference lines, totals, trends, forecasts and other analytical objects right into the analysis. New Level-of-Detail Expressions make new questions answerable, by anyone.
  • Smart Maps: In Tableau 9.0, maps are more responsive and faster. They also allow for geographic search and the ability to lasso irregular shapes.
  • New Tableau Server and Tableau Online: Tableau Server and Tableau Online have been redesigned from the ground up delivering a faster, more scalable, resilient and extensible platform. Users will notice significant speed improvements and administrators will appreciate the improved administrative views delivering richer insights on Tableau Server.
  • Faster Performance: Tableau 9.0 workbooks are faster via a number of technologies that include parallel queries, Query Fusion, vectorization and smarter query caches.

Attend a Tableau 9.0 roadshow near you to see new features and get hands-on with the product. Upcoming road show stops can be found at http://www.tableau.com/roadshow. Check out Tableau 9.0 online athttp://www.tableau.com/new-features/9.0.

About Tableau

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 26,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableausoftware.com/trial.

Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and benefits of Tableau’s product offerings. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to, risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and our future reports that we may file with the SEC from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. Tableau assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Any unreleased services, features, or functions referenced in this document, our website or other press releases or public statements that are not currently available are subject to change at Tableau’s discretion and may not be delivered as planned or at all. Customers who purchase Tableau’s products and services should make their purchase decisions based upon services, features and functions that are currently available.

Source: Tableau Software

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April 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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SunEdison And SunEdison Employees Win Three CanSIA Awards for Contributions to the Canadian Solar Industry

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TORONTO, /PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has won three awards at the Game Changer Awards Gala, hosted by the Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA). SunEdison won the Solar Developer award for being the leading developer in the Canadian market, SunEdison Director of Business Development Jonathan Frank won the Emerging Solar Leader award and SunEdison Vice President and Country Manager Michelle Chislett won the Solar Power Woman of Distinction Award. The award ceremony took place in Toronto, Canadaon March 26, 2015.

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“We are incredibly proud to be recognized for our contribution to the solar industry in Canada,” said Ahmad Chatila, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunEdison. “I’m especially proud that two of our staff members,Michelle Chislett and Jonathan Frank, were recognized for their outstanding individual contributions to the solar industry. They truly are leaders in the industry.”

Solar Power Woman of Distinction: Michelle Chislett

The Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) group presented the first ever Solar Power Woman of Distinction Award to Michelle Chislett for her extraordinary contributions to solar. Michelle has excelled in areas as diverse and as important as business development, volunteerism, policy and advocacy, technical R&D, project management and public adoption of RE technologies. Michelle’s pioneering work has been instrumental in developing the FIT policy framework and large renewable procurement programs in Canada.

Michelle Chislett is past-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE), a member of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Stakeholder Advisory Committee and in April 2012 was appointed as a member ofOntario’s Clean Energy Task Force, an advisory council to the Minister of Energy and Minister of Economic Development and Innovation.

Emerging Solar Leader: Jonathan Frank

Jonathan Frank, Director of Business Development at SunEdison, was recognized as the Emerging Solar Leader for his work as National Board of Directors co-chair of the Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE) group as well as his efforts to expand SunEdison’s Canadian business. Jonathan was instrumental in driving the massive growth of ELSE’s membership base, the expansion of the Solar Ambassadors program, the launch of a new mentorship program, and hosted numerous events to educate and involve students and young professionals with the aim of advancing Canada’s solar industry. Jonathan is a Director of Business Development at SunEdison and is tireless in his advocacy for the industry and the benefits of solar energy.

Solar Developer: SunEdison

SunEdison has been a leading developer of solar energy projects in Canada since the inception of the Renewable Energy Standards Offer Program (RESOP) in Ontario. In 2014 the Canadian team interconnected 108 megawatts (MW) of solar projects, for a total of over 260 MW of operating solar projects in the province of Ontario. Another 56 MW are currently under construction. Notably, SunEdison was recently qualified by Ontario’sIndependent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for the Large Renewable Procurement program and the Battery and Flywheel Storage Procurement program.

To find out more about each award, please visit: www.gamechangerawards.ca/about

About SunEdison
SunEdison is the world’s largest renewable energy development company and is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed, and owned around the globe. The company manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs, owns and operates wind and solar power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers. SunEdison is one of the world’s largest renewable energy asset managers and provides asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services for its renewable energy customers around the world. Corporate headquarters are in the United States, with additional offices around the world. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.” To learn more visit www.sunedison.com.

Source: SunEdison, Inc.

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April 9, 2015 at 4:57 pm

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AltaSens to Debut Unprecedented 4K Camera Technology at 2015 NAB Trade Show

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— UHD Cinematic & Broadcast Quality Streaming!
— Collaborations with Innovative Market Players such as: JVC KENWOOD, BRADLEY ENGINEERING, REALTIME IMMERSION, & MORE!

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AltaSens, Inc. (www.altasens.com), a leading pioneer in the semiconductor market as a supplier of high-resolution CMOS imaging sensors in UHD format, has introduced a new array of collaborative products that incorporate their commercially available Super-35 4K sensor and their new mini 4K camera module.

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AltaSens will showcase these new products in the Central Hall at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13th – 16th, booth C12435.

ALTASENS’ AL-CM460 Camera Module – This small yet versatile device delivers full video processing control of industry-standard, ultra-clear UHD 4K video at 60 fps while simultaneously saving to SD card and outputting via Fiber Optic, 4 x 3G-SDI, or HDMI 2.0.  The Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount allows the capture of high-end cinematic imagery with affordable lenses, while the short flange focal distance means most cinema lenses can be adapted for use.  Multiple down-converted formats also offer superior quality video for applications using HD footage.  The AL-CM460 is driven by the powerful AL41410C 4K CMOS image sensor, with 5.2 um pixel pitch for higher sensitivity and lower noise, and captures 4K frames in 12-bit ADC Resolution at up to 72 fps for either UHD 3840 x 2160 or DCI 4096 x 2160 format 4K video.  The sensor’s native 4512 x 3008 resolution can be read at up to 50 fps.  Experience the AL-CM460 – a portable, customizable, and sophisticated solution for all of your production needs!

“Owing to the fruits of extensive collaboration with our parent, JVC KENWOOD, and our camera partner, Bradley Engineering, we are thrilled to debut our excellent 4K Image sensor simultaneously with leading edge UHD camera solutions to the broadcast community,”  explained Lester Kozlowski, the company’s founder and CEO.

Ilya Koshkin, Vice President of Business Development at AltaSens (IKoshkin@AltaSens.com), added, “The unmatched versatility of our 4K Camera Module makes it an ideal solution for nearly any application where crystal clear “Beyond HD” video quality and flexible system design are a priority.”

BRADLEY ENGINEERING’s Remote Head 4K System –  The expert designers of specialist and remote controlled cameras from the UK’s Bradley Engineering, Inc. have teamed up with AltaSens to design a complete 4K remote camera system with remote pan, tilt, zoom, focus and iris control – PLUS entire camera video processing control for up to 99 cameras!  Output live UHD 4K 50/60 fps video over a single fiber with conversion to quad 3G-SDI at a rack mount base station for unparalleled broadcast quality – available for sale this Spring!

REALTIME IMMERSION’s Alta-RTI-4K 360° Camera – RTI’s patented cameras, which evolved from systems developed for the U.S. military, have been refined to capture and stream live 360° video at resolutions beyond HD for immersive coverage of news, entertainment, and sports. The RTI-4K integrates AltaSens’ AL-CM460 with RTI’s panoramic optics and streaming technology to offer a superior quality immersive video experience to virtually any connected device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and smart TVs.  Stop by AltaSens’ NAB booth to demo some Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles streaming 360° video taken with this exciting new product!

JVC KENWOOD’s GY-LS300 –  A full-featured 4K Super 35 video camera,  JVC KENWOOD’s new GY-LS300 is equipped with AltaSens’ AL41410C sensor and accommodates a wide range of cinema and photographic lenses for high-quality 4K video.

The LS300 will be displayed at AltaSens’ NAB booth as well as  JVC KENWOOD’s Booth, C4314.

Media Contact:
Ilya Koshkin
Vice President of Business Development
(818) 338-9425
ikoshkin@altasens.com

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April 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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glispa’s Quality Optimization Engine Removes Mobile Advertising Guesswork; Enables Brands to Turn Big Data Into Actionable Insight In Real Time

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— Optimization Engine Delivers Quality Traffic, Saves Money – Ultimately Increasing Value for glispa Clients and Global Advertisers Like gumi Inc. and OLX

SAN FRANCISCO, BERLIN and BEIJING, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — glispa, a high performance digital marketing pioneer, announces the fourth generation of their Quality Optimization Engine (QOE). QOE is a business intelligence tool that delivers mobile advertisers quality traffic and turns big data into valuable, actionable metrics. The glispa technology massively increases the value advertisers and publishers receive for their advertising budget and the effectiveness of ad campaigns.

glispa's Optimization Engine Delivers Quality Traffic & Saves Money for Mobile Advertising Clients gumi Inc (Brave Frontier) & OLX (global classifieds)
glispa’s Optimization Engine Delivers Quality Traffic & Saves Money for Mobile Advertising Clients gumi Inc (Brave Frontier) & OLX (global classifieds)

To learn more or to get started working with glispa, visit: http://www.glispa.com/solutions.html?

Mobile advertisers today are left to sift through too much incomplete data, resulting in time lost on ineffective ad placements and low returns on high costs. glispa’s QOE identifies a number of real-time quality triggers that advertisers can leverage to optimize and streamline campaigns quickly. It also allows real-time insight into glispa-generated users, which can be proactively monitored to see how users are engaging (e.g. how deep they may be going into the application) and monetizing.

QOE’s reporting function removes the guesswork and streamlines these crucial insights, giving brands the tools to fully track and monitor every aspect of their campaigns and showing key performance indicators (KPIs), while ensuring confidence and control. It measures performance by days, times and ad placements so that glispa’s dedicated optimization team can make proactive, real-time adjustments for maximum value on the advertising spend.

“We can actually guarantee quality traffic and more engaged end users for our global advertising clients,” saidGary Lin, CEO at glispa. “gumi Inc. and OLX are excellent examples of how we use business intelligence to deliver actionable learning to our advertisers through proactive data analysis and real-time optimization. The Quality Optimization Engine is our behind-the-scenes technology that is a major ingredient in our secret sauce.”

“With glispa, we’ve quickly seen delivery of quality players on Brave Frontier to enable gumi Inc. quicker access to difficult markets, like the U.S. and Canada, because of how they support gumi Inc. with proactive optimizations and strong client service support,” said Masaru “Nogi” Ohnogi, SVP of gumi Inc., and Head of San Francisco Office, gumi America, Inc.

“With the Optimization Engine, we’ve been able to acquire new, quality users and really maximize our mobile advertising spend,” said Federico Vazquez, Mobile Marketing Director at OLX. “Through glispa’s Quality Optimization Engine, we are able to see in real-time the actions that quality users take. And not only are we spared from drowning in useless data, but we can also modify campaigns immediately to drive high-quality traffic.”

Advertisers need a way to ensure that everyone is working toward the same KPIs, with the same data. glispa’s QOE ensures that client KPIs and benchmarks for campaigns are all aligned, creating a more streamlined process.

glispa is able to assure quality traffic through proprietary technology that scans every incoming data point to detect indicators of suspicious activity and noncompliance in order to prequalify all traffic sources and placements. This ensures that clients only spend advertising budgets on desired clicks and leads and improves overall ad spend efficiency.

About glispa
glispa is a digital marketing pioneer empowering our clients to activate global audiences and move markets. Providing a full suite of services – gBoost, gPerform, gNative and Media Services – glispa partners with global advertisers helping them reach user acquisition and monetization goals. glispa maintains an international reach of one billion active users and serves 400 billion ad impressions monthly. With a recent $77M strategic investment from Market Tech Holdings (LON:MKT), glispa is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Beijing, San Francisco Bangalore and Sao Paulo, and employs a multinational team representing 39 nationalities speaking 24 languages. Connect with us at http://www.glispa.com.

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April 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm

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Telepizza Strengthens its International Presence: Reaffirms its Commitment to High Growth Markets by Starting Operations in Nigeria

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MADRID, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

  • The company signs an agreement with a local master franchisee with businesses in the country to open 30 stores in five years
  • Telepizza takes a further step in its international expansion strategy in a market with high growth potential, where it is present since 2014
  • With consolidated presence in 15 countries, the company’s international sales already represent over 30% of total  

Telepizza pushes ahead its international strategy betting on one of the highest growth potential markets in Africa. The company signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with a master franchisee with businesses in the country to open 30 stores in the next five years.

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The understanding agreement, which includes the whole Nigerian market, establishes that first stores will open in the city of Lagos before the end of the year.

“This operation will strengthen our presence in Africa, with high growth potential areas where the company operates in since 2014, in Angola. We have already opened our fourth store in this country in less than a year,” explains Pablo Juantegui, CEO of Telepizza.

Nigeria is one of the most dynamic markets in this continent which progress is associated to population growth potential (the most populated African country with an average age of 18.5 years), socioeconomic growth and the fast development of infrastructures and other sectors such as retail and textile. In addition, its food industry is the second largest, after South Africa, among the sub-Saharan countries.

Expertise, flexibility and local knowledge, keys for international growth

The agreement with local partners with deep knowledge of new markets is key for international expansion. “We look forward to new international investors and operators that are interested in growing our international brand. Our fresh handmade Mediterranean pizza distinguishes us from the industry, together with fast friendly service,” explains Giorgio Minardi, President of International.

Telepizza’s strong commitment to international expansion is focused on the growth in countries where it is currently operating as well as entering new markets, mainly in Latin America, Central Europe and Africa, either organically, through acquisitions of local companies or via master franchises. Telepizza’s sales abroad currently represent over 30% of total.

Telepizza has a solid model and a recognized and consolidated brand, scalable to different markets with a wide degree of flexibility for the franchisee. “We have this great competitive advantage: our response capacity and flexibility to apply local concepts to the business, which are key for both parts’ success,” Minardi concludes.

Telepizza’s local partner in this operation is a diversified business group with interests in several companies, in sectors such as food and beverages, as well as real estate market and infrastructure development. In addition toNigeria, the group operates in various countries in the Middle East.

The agreement will allow Telepizza to benefit from synergies of its industrial activity. Furthermore, neither partner rules out analyzing alliances to enter together into other African markets.

About Telepizza

Telepizza is a leading pizza delivery company recognized for its freshly quality handmade pizzas in a Mediterranean style, friendly served anytime anywhere at a great value.

Its pioneering positioning in the sector with 30 years path and its management model, has made it experience a solid international growth with a consolidated presence in 15 countries of Europe, Latin America and Africa, 1,300 sales points and 25,000 employees worldwide.

Telepizza has a management model and relationship with its franchisees based on flexibility – to adapt to the tastes and habits of local consumption – and the support of an experienced and multidisciplinary team that ensures the daily operation in each of the markets.

http://www.telepizza.com 
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Further information:
Kreab / T. +34-917027170
Susana Sanjuan / ssanjuan@kreab.com / M. +34-677-946-805
Francisco Calderón / fcalderon@kreab.com / M. +34-654-642-160
Luis Meseguerlmeseguer@kreab.com

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April 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm

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WebStreamur Introduces a Marketplace for Monetizing Live Streaming Content

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ALKMAAR, The Netherlands, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — At NAB 2015 WebStreamur will demonstrate the end-to-end solution for monetization and live streaming from any location. You can now go live at a click of a button from an Android as well as from an iPhone, Mac Book and dedicated Streamur devices. Due the tight integration with Twitter and YouTube you can go live instantly and receive feedback on your stream. WebStreamur enables the live broadcast of any event but college and other amateur sports will be one of the most important markets for this platform. In combination with targeted advertisement also smaller sports can monetize their content. Next to the apps WebStreamur will launch three dedicated Streamur transmitters utilizing bonded 3G/4G and fixed IP channels.

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WebStreamur CEO Michel Bais:
With WebStreamur we are able to unleash the potential of the smaller sports and live events that do not get airtime on national or even local television channels. With the advertising revenues from platforms like YouTube, sport clubs and colleges are able to finance the broadcast of their events. With the apps available for free everybody can start right now. For the clubs who want to invest a little more we offer dedicated transmitters with HD SDI or HDMI input.

On WebStreamur
WebStreamur is a new platform which delivers high quality live video from any place to the web. WebStreamur utilizes the award winning bonding technology of Mobile Viewpoint to live stream from any location using bonded IP channels. Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of wireless video solutions for both the broadcast and security industries.

WebStreamur and Mobile Viewpoint will exhibit at NAB 2015 in Central Hall, stand 2807

http://www.webstreamur.com

Source: Mobile Viewpoint

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April 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

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Averna Partners with Tandem Expansion

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— Montreal-Based Leader in Electronic Test and Quality Market to Expand its Operation Locally and Internationally

MONTREAL, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide is pleased to announce that Tandem Expansion Fund, a leading Canadian growth-equity investor, has acquired a majority interest in the company. The transaction provides Averna with the financial resources to accelerate organic and strategic growth as well as to expand its international presence.

Founded in 1999, Averna is a Test Engineering leader, delivering innovative test expertise and solutions for tier-one clients in wide-ranging industries around the world, including Aerospace & Defense, Telecom infrastructures, Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Electronics, and Life Sciences. Averna has more than 300 employees and offices in 5 countries.

“This is a new chapter for Averna and we are proud to have the support of these strategic and respected partners who share our vision and values,” said Andre Gareau, Averna’s President and CEO. “Averna is a Montreal-based success story and it is important for us to continue hiring the best local talents. This investment will help us extend our leadership position in each of our key industries as well as continue growing the company locally and internationally.”

“Averna’s unique expertise in test, growing base of customers across the globe, excellent management team and portfolio of solutions position the company at the forefront of the Electronic Test and Quality Market,” stated Andre Gauthier, Managing Partner at Tandem Expansion fund. “With this investment, Tandem is providing solid support to Averna in the next phase of its development.”

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About Averna
Averna is a premier manufacturing solution provider for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, helping them deliver a better end-user customer experience. Key Averna clients in the communications, aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer electronics, and medical-device industries use Proligent, RF Test instruments, and other test solutions to accelerate product development, reduce manufacturing costs, achieve superior quality throughout the lifecycle, and solve critical supply-chain issues.

Averna has offices around the world as well as a network of partners such as JOT Automation, Keysight Technologies, and National Instruments. Incorporated in 1999, Averna is a Best in Test award winner and has been honored as one of the Deloitte Fast 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America.www.averna.com

About Tandem Expansion Fund
Tandem Expansion is a growth equity investor in Canadian technology businesses. Tandem is committed to helping Canadian companies and their management team to reach their full potential. Beyond capital, the Tandem team contributes its experience in building companies, its relationships and its proven ability to create value. Tandem values integrity, trust, openness and long-term relationships.

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Averna and Proligent are trademarks of Averna. Other company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective owners.

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April 9, 2015 at 11:58 am

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Globe Catapults to Industry Leader in Philippine Local Telecommunications

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-Challenger brand becomes No. 1 in mobile in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — On the strength of a remarkable company performance in 2014, Globe Telecom has established leadership in the Philippine mobile industry on multiple business fronts, making it the number one mobile brand in the country.

Globe Telecom catapults to leadership in the Philippine telecommunications industry after posting record-breaking business results in its mobile business in 2014, resulting to dominance in postpaid and mobile data businesses in revenue market share, making the telco the number 1 mobile brand in the country. In photo are from (L-R) Globe Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Gil Genio, Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, and Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Marketing Issa Cabreira
Globe Telecom catapults to leadership in the Philippine telecommunications industry after posting record-breaking business results in its mobile business in 2014, resulting to dominance in postpaid and mobile data businesses in revenue market share, making the telco the number 1 mobile brand in the country. In photo are from (L-R) Globe Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Gil Genio, Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, and Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Marketing Issa Cabreira

“Against mounting odds, we maintained a defiant and fighting stance against a long-time industry giant to achieve a phenomenal financial feat. From being a challenger brand, Globe has successfully waged a revolution on all fronts, from digital, technological and business, all the way to our corporate culture as well as making our financial growth sustainable in the long run,” said Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu.

The Globe chief executive added that, “The numbers reveal that we have already gained a foothold in leadership in the local telco industry. We plan to sustain our momentum for the long haul as our driving force to continuously provide Filipinos with innovative products and services that will cater to their digital lifestyle.”

As early as the fourth quarter of 2013, Globe had already made significant headway in taking over the leading position of its rival company in postpaid and mobile data businesses in terms of consolidated mobile revenue market share, continuously widening its gap as of the same period in 2014. Meanwhile, its prepaid value brand TM has reached a virtual deadlock with Sun Cellular in the same category in terms of consolidated revenue market share.

The company disclosed during its Annual Stockholders’ Meeting that it achieved milestone-setting financial feats last year, bannered by a new high of P99-billion consolidated service revenues, surpassing the previous mark ofP90.5 billion in 2013 and representing a 9% year-on-year growth. It also generated in 2014 a core net profit growth of 25% to a record level of P14.5 billion and registered total consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, deductions, and amortization (EBITDA) of P39 billion, 8% higher than 2013. These were driven by the solid performance of its business segments amid sustained demand for data connectivity in its mobile and broadband businesses.

During the proceedings, the company also mentioned that its share price reached a new all-time high, closing at P2,140 per share, up 22.3% from P1,750 at the beginning of the year.

Mobile revenues, which contributed 79% of consolidated revenues, grew 7% year-on-year from the prior year’sP72.8 billion to P78.1 billion in 2014. Mobile voice revenues, which accounted for 44% of total mobile service revenues, posted a year-on-year increase of 7%. Mobile SMS, which accounted for 37% of total mobile service revenues, closed the year at P29.1 billion, 1% above the P28.8 billion at the end of 2013, driven by the continued popularity of bucket and unlimited promotions. Globe closed the year with a total mobile subscriber base of 44.0 million, up 14% from 38.5 million subscribers last year. Fourth quarter’s gross subscriber acquisitions registered a quarterly-high of 10.1 million subscribers, 14% higher than last quarter.

In postpaid business, Globe’s claiming of top spot hinged on revenue market share, the new global standard for leadership and a reliable measure of market leadership used for telecommunications around the world. The company dominated this aspect in 2014 bolstered by P29.9 billion in revenues, as well as a 58% market share versus that of its two rivals which tallied P21.7 billion for a combined 42% revenue market share.

To sustain market leadership this year, Globe continues to revolutionize the postpaid segment with the new myLifestyle Plan to enhance the digital lifestyle experience of its customers who have harnessed data and content usage on their phones starting at P499 a month, with built-in unlimited calls and texts to Globe and TM. These come with premium freebies, Globe Cloud and Gadget Care. Other variants available are Surf Packs for mobile internet browsing with Spotify and NBA League Pass bundles, Lifestyle Packs for a richer data experience through music, productivity, life, shopping and social apps, as well as Classic Packs for extra calls and texts, both local and international.

On the mobile data front, Globe maintains its superior stance in the industry with revenues and data traffic growing faster than competition, powered by partnerships with global content providers such as Facebook, Viber, Spotify, NBA, and online entertainment service HOOQ, as well as better network performance to provide a faster and more seamless browsing experience to enrich the Filipino digital lifestyle.

The modernized Globe network also carried a higher volume of data traffic equivalent to 87,000 terabytes of data, a 270% jump from the year before because of the surge in mobile browsing and higher smartphone penetration among its customers. Mobile browsing and other data revenues generated P14.3 billion in 2014, 23% higher than the previous year. These figures were higher than competition which stood at P8.1 billion, giving Globe the upper hand in revenue market share with 64%.

Sustaining its digital roadmap for 2015, Globe unveiled its partnership with HOOQ to enable access to thousands of movies and TV shows from international and local content providers. Filipinos can access over 10,000 movies and TV shows including titles from Sony, Warner Bros., ABS-CBN, GMA Network, Regal Entertainment, and Viva Communications across their computers, smartphones and tablets.

The growth of the telco’s mobile data business will also draw support from the continuing network upgrade and expansion of its LTE TDD and LTE-FDD footprint. To enhance its wireless network infrastructure, Globe is activating more cell sites with the LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD ultra broadband access technologies for a more pervasive Long Term Evolution (LTE) coverage to ensure reliable and fast mobile internet service for its customers.

The telco also underscored its own brand of “sustainable revolution,” driving cost and efficiencies, leading to the company’s operational excellence and optimized profitability. It also trumpeted the “cultural revolution” by Globe employees whose invaluable contributions have propelled the company to a position of leadership not only in the Philippines, but also in the rest of the world.

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Source: Globe Telecom, Inc.

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April 9, 2015 at 11:53 am

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Laureate Hospitality Business Education Brings Global Leadership in Hospitality Management Training to Employees in Hospitality, Food, and Tourism Industries

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— New Consulting Services focus on growing B2B and B2C markets by providing premium educational experiences to companies as well as traditional and nontraditional students

BALTIMORE, /PRNewswire/ — Laureate Hospitality Education (LHE) is offering hospitality management and business courses and training to employees of companies in the hospitality, food and tourism industries through a new operating unit called Laureate Hospitality Business Education (LHBE). This new B2B education consulting service leverages the education expertise of its global network of institutions of higher education in hospitality management including Kendall College (USA), Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (Australia), and Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management (both based in Switzerland).

“Our goal is to become the premier provider of training and continuing education for the hospitality and tourism industry,” said Michael Huckaby, CEO of Laureate Hospitality Education. “We have a wealth of knowledge in hospitality management and years of experience in educating a multicultural and global talent pool for the industry. LHBE allows us to provide the industry with much-needed training.”

LHBE works with clients to identify areas where additional education and training can positively impact the sustainable growth of their business, from front-line staff to executive managers worldwide.

The Group can tailor curriculum to complement institutions’ existing program or provide services for the creation and management of new programs. In addition to expertise in curriculum design for both campus-based and online programs, LHBE also provides consulting on facility design, faculty hiring and training support.

“Hospitality is one of the most dynamic and growing industries in the world, and it accounts for 338 million jobs worldwide in foodservice and lodging, travel, luxury retail and event management,” said Huckaby. “Finding and developing the right talent with the necessary education and training to sustain this growth is a key challenge faced by the industry today. We are able to leverage LHE schools’ core strengths in business management education, training and research to a range of clients.”

LHE schools Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management are ranked among the top three in the world for an international career in hospitality management according to a 2013 TNS survey of managers of luxury hotels around the world. Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School is ranked number one in Australasia, according to the same survey, and was awarded the 2013 Australian Tourism Awards top honor for Tourism Education & Training. Kendall College is Chicago’s number one school for hospitality and culinary education.

For more information on Laureate Hospitality Business Education, please visit www.lhbe.com or emailinfo@lhbe.com.

About Laureate Hospitality Education
Laureate Hospitality Education (LHE) is a unique, global group of specialized higher education institutions that provide hospitality, tourism, event, sport and entertainment management degree-level education to students from more than 100 countries. It is comprised of four institutions with campuses in seven countries including Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Spain, Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College in China, Kendall College in the U.S., Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Australia and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in China. More than 6,000 students attend Laureate Hospitality Education institutions. Institutions in LHE are part of Laureate Education, Inc. and the Laureate International Universities network. For more information, visit www.laureatehospitality.com.

Source: Laureate Hospitality Education

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April 9, 2015 at 11:49 am

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