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FPC Receives Order for Touch Fingerprint Sensors of 375 MSEK

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Fingerprint Cards has received an order of 375 MSEK including all touch fingerprint sensors in the company’s portfolio from one of its module partners in Asia. Deliveries are planned to mainly take place during the third quarter 2015. The sensors will be used by smartphone manufacturers in Asia.

Jorgen Lantto, CEO of FPC, comments: “This order is another evidence of  the growing interest from smartphone OEMs in integrating touch fingerprint sensors in their devices, and that FPC has a very strong position in this market thanks to our leading technology and broad product portfolio.

About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) is a high tech and listed company which develops, produces and markets biometric technology that through the analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verify the person’s identity. A secure and convenient user experience is thus made possible, beyond keys and pins. The FPC technology offers world class advantages and include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and in combination with low production costs the technology may be implemented in large volume products as smartphones, tablets and biometric cards where these demands are extremely high. FPC’s technology have user cases from a number of applications.

Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was issued for publication on June 16, 2015, at 8:00 a.m.

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Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the constituent information in accordance with the rules and regulations prevailing in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer, or invitation to acquire or subscribe for new securities in Fingerprint Cards in any jurisdiction.

For more information, please contact:

Jorgen Lantto, President and CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46-(0)31-60-78-20, investrel@fingerprints.com

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Source: Fingerprint Cards

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June 19, 2015 at 7:05 pm

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Fingerprint Cards Raises the Revenue Guidance for Q2 2015 and for the Full Year 2015

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) raises the revenue guidance for Q2 2015 from previously communicated that it will amount to at least 340 MSEK to that it will amount to around 390 MSEK. Due to the rapid increase in market growth and orders received the revenue guidance for 2015 is raised from the previously communicated guidance that revenue for 2015 will exceed 1,500 MSEK to an updated guidance that revenue for 2015 will amount to approximately 2,200 MSEK.

Due to receipt of orders of touch fingerprint sensors with request for immediate delivery the revenue guidance for the second quarter 2015 is raised from previously communicated that it will amount to at least 340 MSEK to that it will amount to around 390 MSEK.

FPC has seen a strong sequential increase of order inflow and a continued increased interest from smartphone manufacturers in integrating the company’s touch fingerprint sensors during the last months. Consequently the revenues for the second half 2015 are expected to be significantly higher than previously estimated and amount to approximately 1,700 MSEK.

Based on that background the revenue guidance for 2015 is raised from previously communicated that it will exceed 1,500 MSEK to that it will amount to approximately 2,200 MSEK. The reason for this is the growing interest from the market in integrating touch fingerprint sensors and the company’s strong product portfolio.

Jorgen Lantto, CEO of FPC, comments: “It is becoming clear that 2015 is the year when touch fingerprint sensors are becoming broadly integrated in smartphones. Google’s upcoming release of a complete platform support for fingerprint sensors in the Android M release is expected to play a major role in the strongly increased demand we are now experiencing. Our broad product portfolio and leading technology has in our view been a strong contributor for our touch fingerprint sensors being included in a large part of the smartphones with integrated touch fingerprint sensors that are being launched during the remainder of 2015. The fact that seven smartphone manufacturers have already launched smartphones with our touch fingerprint sensors means that we have established a clear position as the leading supplier of touch fingerprint sensors for this market. The sharp rise in demand for the company’s entire product portfolio will put a lot of pressure on the whole organization, but it is a challenge we are ready for”.

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About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) is a high tech and listed company which develops, produces and markets biometric technology that through the analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verify the person’s identity. A secure and convenient user experience is thus made possible, beyond keys and pins. The FPC technology offers world class advantages and include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and in combination with low production costs the technology may be implemented in large volume products as smartphones, tablets and biometric cards where these demands are extremely high. FPC’s technology have user cases from a number of applications.

Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was issued for publication on June 16, 2015, at 08.05 a.m.

Important information

Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the constituent information in accordance with the rules and regulations prevailing in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer, or invitation to acquire or subscribe for new securities in Fingerprint Cards in any jurisdiction.

For more information, please contact:

Jorgen Lantto, President and CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46-(0)31-60 78 20, investrel@fingerprints.com

Source: Fingerprint Cards

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June 19, 2015 at 6:56 pm

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More Tickets Available for the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MEXICO 2015

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MEXICO CITY, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

  • CIE partners with NUSSLI, the most prestigious international supplier of temporary event structures, generating more seats for the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MEXICO 2015.
  • Ticket sales will start on June 20th via http://www.ahr.mx

Following an unprecedented sell-out of tickets for the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MEXICO 2015, Corporacion Mexicana de Entretenimiento (CIE) has partnered with NUSSLI, one of the most prestigious international supplier of temporary event structures, to maximize the seating capacity at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to satisfy the demand of excited fans for tickets.

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NUSSLI’s expertise and use of state-of-the-art technology to build temporary grandstands has resulted in numerous improvements to increase the circuit’s capacity and the number of seats available without compromising pre-purchased tickets.

The main changes are:

  • Connecting grandstand 1 and 2 to increase the capacity of the Main Grandstand.
  • A new general admission grandstand located at the end of the main straight.
  • The grandstand which was on the infield of Moises Solana complex, has been relocated to the short straight to streamline capacity.
  • Expansion of areas to include new seats at Foro Sol, on both the South and North zones.
  • A new single continuous grandstand in the stadium section combining grandstands 10 and 11.
  • The improvement in space and sight-lines of the stands
  • Increasing the capacity in different areas of the racetrack without affecting previously purchased tickets.

We are deeply committed to both national and international fans hoping to experience the return of Formula 1® to Mexico. When the initial ticket release was sold-out within minutes we looked for alternatives to increase the circuit’s capacity, NUSSLI provided a great solution, said Federico Alaman, Commercial Director for the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MEXICO 2015. “Today we’re delighted to offer new opportunities to attend to one of the largest and most important events in Mexico in recent decades, and to offer this exciting experience to as many people as possible,” he added.

Ticket sales will start on June 20th and they are available to purchase via http://www.ahr.mx.

Ticket Price (USD) (3-day tickets)

General admission bleacher seat $100 USD
Foro Sol bleacher seat South $300 USD
Foro Sol bleacher seat North $433 USD
Golden bleacher seat $600 USD
Platinum bleacher seat $800 USD

Main Grandstand $1,250 USD (*PSL Only)

CIE have a variety of corporate packages available, including different entertainment options around the track. For more information please contact us at sales@ahr.mx

In addition to the partnership with NUSSLI, CIE has also partnered with QuintEvents Mexico, the international authorized distributor of Formula One Paddock Club™, the most exclusive hospitality provider in Formula 1®. As a result, hospitality packages will be offered under the new Mexican Grand Prix VIP plan. This plan offers an additional allocation of tickets at the Main Grandstand and the stadium section comprising bleachers 8 and 9, with exclusive access to the race and especial events. Accommodation  options are included and special experiences such as a Q&A session with Formula 1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi.

CIE has also established a partnership with Mundomex, which will offer exclusive seating in the “Platinum Plus Oasis” grandstand located on the inside of Moises Solana complex and Platinum Sky Boxes in the stands 5, 9, 10 and 11.

Come and experience the best of Mexico through the 2015 MEXICAN FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX.
http://www.ahr.com.mx
Facebook: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Instagram/Twitter: @autodromohr
#MexicoGP

*PSL: These tickets are sold on preferred seating license basis, giving the buyer the right to first refusal for future events.

The F1 FORMULA 1 Logo, F1, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PREMIO DE MEXICO and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. All rights reserved.

Grandstand images supplied by NUSSLI.

Useful Links:

http://www.cie.com.mx
http://www.nussli.us
http://quintevents.com

Source: Corporacion Mexicana de Entretenimiento (CIE)

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June 19, 2015 at 6:03 pm

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Gartner Positions MobileIron as a Leader and Furthest on Completeness of Vision Axis in 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

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— MobileIron named a Leader for the fifth consecutive year

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the leader in mobile enterprise security, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites.”* This is the fifth consecutive year that MobileIron has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant and the second consecutive year that MobileIron has been positioned furthest on the Completeness of Vision axis.

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Download the full report here: https://www.mobileiron.com/en/analyst-report/gartner-2015-report-magic-quadrant-enterprise-mobility-management-suites

“Companies around the world are using mobile technology to transform their businesses and we believe our ongoing recognition as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant is the result of our focus on this new Mobile First world,” said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. “The move to mobile is the most disruptive shift faced by enterprise IT in the last 20 years. Modern end-user computing is moving to the mobile model for security and management and our global customers trust MobileIron to deliver on the vision for mobile computing by delivering innovation and security at scale.”

MobileIron secures enterprise information wherever it lives, in the app, in the network, and in the cloud.

Disclaimer:
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites” by Terrence Cosgrove, Rob Smith, Chris Silva, John Girard, Bryan Taylor, June 8, 2015.

About MobileIron
MobileIron provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.

Source: MobileIron

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June 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm

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Milestone Systems Continues #1 Global Market Share in Latest IHS Market Research Report as Customer Demands Increase for IP Video Surveillance Software

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is again ranked as the number one worldwide VMS vendor by company revenue in newly-published market research from business information provider IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).

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“We are proud that Milestone Systems continues to hold this top global position in the security market – for more than a decade now. It takes a lot of hard work, both from our own employees and from the thousands of great partners we support around the world,” said Lars Thinggaard, President & CEO, Milestone Systems.

A major finding in this report is that product demand will continue to grow quickly, and the world market for video surveillance equipment will be worth $15.7 billion in 2015. Price erosion is impacting the growth rates, but customer demand is increasing significantly.

“We are not seeing the same level of price erosion for VMS as in the camera market segment,” said Jon Cropley, principal analyst for video surveillance at IHS.

This underscores the fact that video management software functions as the core of a surveillance system, like the ‘brain’ of the solution – especially if it is open platform architecture that interconnects and manages components from many different providers. Milestone’s VMS is future-ready for expanding with ongoing innovations in security and other business solutions.

Mobile applications are ramping up in usage rapidly with valuable benefits for first responders and roving security, managers or other personnel. Smartphones and mobile technology have been the defining technologies for the beginning of the 21st century. These days about half of the adult population worldwide owns a smartphone, and by 2020 the number is expected to increase to 80%.

“The widespread adoption of smartphones means that most of us are carrying super computers in our pockets, and VMS user preferences are fast following suit,” said Kenneth H. Petersen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Milestone Systems. “With the Milestone Mobile client we offer Video Push that enables a smartphone or tablet to act as a mobile security camera, essentially adding another set of virtual eyes where no other camera is in place. This is extremely popular in all segments of our customer base, both in the low-complexity and lower camera count installations as well as in the advanced, high camera count solutions.”

About Milestone Systems

Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs. For more information, visit: http://www.milestonesys.com.

Source: Milestone Systems

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June 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm

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Newsweek Ranks Sands China Among World’s Top Green Companies

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-No. 99 out of 500 globally and No. 2 within hospitality industry

MACAO /PRNewswire/ — Sands China Ltd. has received its latest environmental accolade, earning a spot in Newsweek magazine’s Top Green Companies in the World 2015. Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings examines the world’s 500 largest publicly-traded companies, ranking them on corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

Newsweek has ranked Sands China 99 out of 500 in its Top Green Companies in the World 2015, placing it second globally within the hospitality industry. The magazine’s annual Green Rankings is one of the world’s most recognised assessments of corporate environmental performance.
Newsweek has ranked Sands China 99 out of 500 in its Top Green Companies in the World 2015, placing it second globally within the hospitality industry. The magazine’s annual Green Rankings is one of the world’s most recognised assessments of corporate environmental performance.

Sands China is ranked 99th globally, and is the only Macao company represented in this year’s Newsweek Green Rankings — one of the world’s most recognised assessments of corporate environmental performance. Sands Chinaplaced second globally in the list’s Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure category, and is second among the 56 companies representing Greater China.

“Sustainable operations is a central part of the thinking at Sands China,” said Mark McWhinnie, senior vice president of resort operations and development. “We are keenly aware of our responsibility to the environment, to our community and to future generations; this recognition by Newsweek is welcome confirmation of the success of our continued efforts toward environmental sustainability.”

Newsweek’s assessment included examining Sands China’s efforts toward responsible gaming, the customer experience, and generating a positive impact on society and the economy. Sands China’s ongoing commitment to the community includes organising regular community events. The Sands China Care Ambassador programme often reaches out to the segments of society most in need, and the Sands China Community Academy gives community groups access to learn from and be inspired by some of the planet’s most talented individuals from the worlds of sport, cinema, stage and beyond.

Sands China implements numerous sustainability measures under the Sands ECO360 degree global sustainability strategy. By installing LED lights and optimising heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, the company saved a total of 28 million kWh of electricity in 2014 — enough to power more than 70,000 households every month. Sands China increased its waste recycling rate from 2 per cent in 2012 to 12 per cent in 2015. The company also processes its properties’ landscaping waste into compost with a wood chipping machine, and converts large volumes of waste into bio-water via innovative food waste digester machines.

In recognition of efforts such as these and others, Sands China holds several environmental awards and certifications. Among them, The Venetian® Macao’s convention and exhibition centre is ISO 20121 certified in event sustainability management.

Newsweek’s Green Rankings is based on research from Corporate Knights Capital, along with a green revenue score by HIP (Human Impact + Profit) Investor Inc. The 2015 rankings utilise eight environmental performance indicators: energy productivity, greenhouse gas productivity, water productivity, waste productivity, green revenue score, green pay link, sustainability board committee, and audited environmental metrics.

More information about the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings is available at www.newsweek.com/green-2015/top-green-companies-world-2015.

About Sands China Ltd.

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts inMacao. The Company’s Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™Macao and Sands® Cotai Central. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena and The Venetian Theatre, and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s property development projects on Cotai have the goal of transforming it into Asia’s premier entertainment and business destination. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.

Media contacts:

Corporate Communications, Venetian Macau Limited
Mabel Wu
Tel: +853-8118-2268
Email: mabel.wu@sands.com.mo

Simpson Lei
Tel: +853-8118-2054
Email: simpson.lei@sands.com.mo

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Source: Sands China Ltd.
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June 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm

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Assistance Software Announces the Launch of PSA Lite for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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NAARDEN, the Netherlands /PRNewswire/ —

– Get in Control with the PSA Lite for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Assistance Software is excited to announce the launch of PSA Lite for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. PSA Lite is specifically designed for the needs of the Professional Services Industry and will transform the standard Microsoft CRM solution; creating an Advanced Opportunity and Project Management Solution including Time Entry. The official launch date for PSA Lite for Microsoft Dynamics CRM is July 1st 2015.

Assistance Software believes PSA Lite for Microsoft Dynamics CRM will give the user more control on their Forecast and Projects. Key features include:

  • Users can now Forecast and Budget their Opportunities.
  • Convert closed Opportunities to a Project with team members and your Budget in hours and money.
  • PSA Lite is free to download and easy to upgrade if users require the full PSA Suite with more functionality.

PSA Lite for Microsoft Dynamics CRM will be presented at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner conference inOrlando (July 12th until July 16th ). For more information, to register for Online Webinars or Download the solution go to: http://www.assistancesoftware.com/psalite

“All the alternative project management solutions seemed to be the same. Nothing seemed to provide what I was looking for – then I found Assistance PSA. I am surprised this has not been done before by the CRM guys. It seems to be a huge hole in the market. There seems to be no cradle-to-grave system to track from lead to opportunity to proposal, then to project, invoice and finally to accounts.”

Barry Parkinson, Managing Director, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership

About Assistance Software

Assistance was founded in 1990. In 2011, Assistance released its new version, Assistance PSA Suite, built on and released in conjunction with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.  The Company has subsequently been inducted into the Microsoft President’s Club, and was a finalist for the Worldwide Business Solutions Award.

Assistance Software Group BV is the parent group of four wholly-owned subsidiaries held by three shareholders. The Company provides PSA solutions to 25.000+ users worldwide and is headquartered in the Greater Amsterdamarea with a North American marketing office in Tampa, Florida.

Internet: http://www.assistancesoftware.com

Source: Assistance Software

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June 19, 2015 at 3:37 pm

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Electric Bus Route 55 Launched in Gothenburg, Sweden

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Gothenburg is launching the public transport of the future. Gothenburg’s first route for electric buses will open on 15 June. The buses are silent and emission-free and run on electricity from wind power and hydropower. The bus route is among the most modern in the world. Among other things, passengers can recharge their phones onboard and enter and exit the bus from indoors.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7544351-volvo-electric-bus-route-launched/

Buses powered completely by renewable energy will now be part of Gothenburg’s public transport system. Bus route 55 has three completely electrically driven buses and seven electric hybrid buses, all of them from Volvo Buses. The buses on the route, which runs from Chalmers Johanneberg to Chalmers Lindholmen, through the center of Gothenburg, are equipped with onboard wi-fi and phone charging facilities.

The buses run on batteries that are quickly recharged with renewable electricity at the terminal stops. The Chalmers Lindholmen stop has an indoor terminal, which is made possible by the fact that the buses are silent and emission-free.

“The Volvo Group aims to be the world leader in sustainable transport solutions. A unique collaboration in Gothenburg enables us to launch the electric bus route here and remain a leader in the development of future public transport,” says Niklas Gustafsson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Volvo Group.

Bus route 55 is a result of ElectriCity, a collaboration that develops, tests and demonstrates new, attractive, sustainable collective transport for the future. In addition to the actual buses, ElectriCity develops and tests new bus stop systems, traffic management systems, safety concepts and energy supply systems. The new electric bus route not only puts Gothenburg on the map for innovative public transport systems, but also opens new possibilities for urban planning.

“ElectriCity and route 55 are concrete proof of how Gothenburg is being developed into a denser, more sustainable and open city with attractive public spaces and a rich urban life. The project also demonstrates our ambition and strategy to attract expertise and investment that help reduce environmental impact and develop collaboration between authorities, industry and academia,” says Anneli Hulthen (S) Chair of the City Executive in Gothenburg.

It is hoped that the ElectriCity project will encourage use of public transport and prepare the way for more attractive public transport solutions in the Vastra Gotaland region.

Facts: ElectriCity

ElectriCity is a collaboration between research, industry and society. It focuses on developing, demonstrating and evaluating sustainable public transport solutions for the future. The collaboration is between Volvo Group, Region Vastra Gotaland, Vasttrafik, the City of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, the Swedish Energy Agency, Johanneberg Science Park, Lindholmen Science Park, Business Region Goteborg, Goteborg Energi, Alvstranden Utveckling, Keolis, Akademiska Hus and Chalmersfastigheter.

For more news from Volvo Group, visit http://www.volvogroup.com/globalnews

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. Volvo also provides a complete range of service and financial services. Volvo employs around 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Volvo Group had a turnover of around SEK 283 billion in 2014 and is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange. For more information visit http://www.volvokoncernen.se, or http://www.volvogroup.mobi from a mobile phone.

Journalists requiring further information, please contact:
Helena Lind, Volvo Buses, tel. +46-(0)765-53-62-57
Karin Wik, Volvo Group, tel. +46-(0)765-53-10-20

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Video:
http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7544351-volvo-electric-bus-route-launched/

Source: Volvo Group

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June 19, 2015 at 3:34 pm

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Building Your Online Brand: 4 Steps to Increase Your Blog’s Popularity

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — From driving website traffic to identifying new audiences and to generating leads, a company blog has quickly risen to become the cornerstone of any content marketing strategy. Developing a blogging strategy to achieve your small business objectives has never been easier, and in the latest PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit post, contributing author Phillip Thune offers four guidelines to follow to either get your blog up and running or increase your blog traffic.

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Engaging posts:  You’ll want to ensure that your content is informative and interesting, which can increase the likelihood of it being shared with others.

Specific keywords: There is a significant amount of competition to rank higher for shorter and more popular keywords and because of this, Thune suggests you aim to use longer keyword phrases of about four words or more.

Social sharing: Share the content on your various social media channels more than once and utilize tools that also make it easier to share the content as well.

Frequency: Increase site traffic and lead volume by posting new blog content on a consistent basis. Update older blog posts as well if the topics need a refresh, because those pages could be generating website traffic, leads and sales.

For further discussion on the four elements that can assist you with increasing blog readership, click here:http://bit.ly/1QE6x07.

PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

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June 19, 2015 at 3:33 pm

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Africa to Become Innovative Adopter and Pioneer of Technologies

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-Frost & Sullivan to present convergence and connectivity case studies at GIL 2015: Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa /PRNewswire/ — The impact of convergence, driven by connectivity, is the key component that focuses on the future of all industries and businesses across the globe. The Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL) 2015: Africa congress returns to Africa for its fifth consecutive year on Thursday, 20 August at the Table Bay, in Cape Town, South Africa. Over 200 C-suite executives will convene from across Africato leverage game changing technologies and Mega Trends and explore unprecedented growth opportunities. Frost & Sullivan will present case studies of ‘Connectivity and Convergence’ shaping and changing the various industry sectors in which we do business at the GIL congress.

Africa will become an innovative adopter and pioneer of technologies in coming decades, based on its unique operating environments. The lack of legacy systems and structures will allow companies to invent innovative applications for existing technologies,” states Frost & Sullivan Operations Director, Hendrik Malan. “This is not only applicable to the telecommunications environment, but also to other industries like energy, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing and more. At Frost & Sullivan, we are seeing a number of global players moving decision-making authority and research and development (R&D) budget to Africa to take advantage of these opportunities. Convergence is a very real force to be reckoned with on the continent.”

To download the brochure and to attend the conference, please visit http://ow.ly/Ork1X.

“Convergence introduces increased levels of operational and strategic complexities. It is therefore absolutely essential for executives to educate on not only the latest trends, but also how other companies are dealing with these challenges and opportunities,” notes Malan. “The GIL congress is a perfect platform to address both these elements and enables executives to establish a platform for dealing with the uncertainties that increased levels of convergence will bring to all of our working and personal lives.”

Highlights of the congress will include: Connected industry case studies – Healthcare, Automotive, Chemicals Materials & Food, Energy & Environment and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT); Core sectors of growth in Africa that are currently in focus for Japanese and Korean companies looking to invest in the continent – presented by Regional Director for APAC Robin Joffee; an interactive CEO Panel; the 2015 Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Award will be presented to Neftaly Malatjie, founder of Southern Africa Youth Project, for his exceptional contribution and commitment to the community work.

The one-day congress is part of Frost & Sullivan’s exclusive Growth, Innovation and Leadership community that represents a global network of over 5,000 senior executives.  It will start at 9 am with a welcome speech by Senior Partner & Director Dorman Followwill. The day’s proceedings will be followed by the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Growth Excellence Awards Banquet that recognises best-in-class companies that are excelling within their industry.

Frost & Sullivan’s Global GIL Community continues to be the industry’s only resource that supports CEOs and their management teams in critical decision-making, offering tools that help industry leaders in achieving the three essential objectives of Growth, Innovation and Leadership. GIL 2015: Africa will provide CEOs and their growth teams an opportunity not just to attend GIL, but to actually experience it.

Schedule:

GIL 2015: Africa
The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
20 August, 2015

About Frost & Sullivan
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