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Saxo Opens Access to its Trading Infrastructure With the Launch of OpenAPI

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HELLERUP, Denmark /PRNewswire/ —

Leads industry evolution by facilitating tailored user experiences within trading and investing

Saxo Bank, the multi-asset trading and investment specialist, is one of the first financial institutions to give access to its trading infrastructure through the bank’s new REST based API called open API. The move, which covers Saxo’s multi-asset trading and back office infrastructure, will allow its partners, clients and external developers to access over 20 years of trading infrastructure innovation and enable them to customise their trading experience and create new revenue streams.

The REST-based API will become available to developers allowing them to build tailor-made apps on Saxo Bank’s infrastructure. It will further allow Saxo’s institutional clients, including white label partners, to integrate Saxo’s trading and investing capabilities directly into their own applications and systems.

The Saxo OpenAPI will be unveiled at a conference today in Singapore, which also coincides with the launch of Saxo Markets, the bank’s institutional business built around its three global hubs of Singapore, London andCopenhagen.

Matteo Cassina, Head of Business Lines, Saxo Bank, said: “This is a step change not just for Saxo but for our industry as a whole. Our commitment is underpinned by our mission to democratise trading and make markets more efficient through innovation. For a long time the industry has grappled with the dilemma of building versus buying, but the pace of technological change has made it impossible for institutions to maintain an edge when it comes to innovation. The result is a paradigm shift from a business-to-customer economy to a so-called collaborative economy.

“The accelerated adoption of technology and the increase in mobile business-to-customer interaction presents a huge growth opportunity for our partners, offering the potential to multiply trading volumes, create new revenue streams and protect their businesses against rapid digital change,” added Cassina.

The Saxo OpenAPI is the foundation of SaxoTraderGO, the next generation platform launched by Saxo earlier this year which has already seen 30% of Saxo’s own clients migrate to the new platform. The platform will be available in October to Saxo’s white label clients, consisting of over 120 financial institutions globally already using Saxo’s technology to facilitate trading for their end clients.

Christian Hammer, Head of Platforms, Saxo Bank, said: “REST is already widespread among tech giants who have built entire business models around Open API. The financial industry however has been late to the party. Some banks already offer access to third party developers to build specific features or apps but we are offering much deeper functionality and access to our entire trading infrastructure. We are essentially decoupling our infrastructure from the user experience to become a trading facilitator.”

The OpenAPI will cover the whole trading lifecycle including access to over 30,000 instruments, the ability to monitor positions, balances and margin from a single API. To enable external developers to program against the OpenAPI Saxo is launching a Developers Portal with comprehensive documentation, libraries, sample code and technical support. OpenAPI uses SignalR and WebSockets to achieve the best possible performance and lowest latency. For authentication and security control the OpenAPI also uses a combination of industry proven SAML and OAuth 2.0 protocols.

About Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank is an online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, offering private investors and institutional clients a complete set of tools for their trading and investment strategies. Its financial community portal,TradingFloor.com, is the first multi-asset social trading platform. A fully licensed and regulated European bank, Saxo Bank enables clients to trade FX, CFDs, ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives on both our award-winning SaxoTrader and newly launched SaxoTraderGO platform, accessible on PCs, tablets or smartphones through a single account and available in more than 20 languages. The platform is white-labelled by more than 100 major financial institutions worldwide. Saxo Bank also offers professional portfolio and fund management as well as traditional banking services through Saxo Privatbank. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank is headquartered in Copenhagenand has offices in 26 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Australia.

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September 18, 2015 at 6:42 pm

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The International Boxing Federation Global (IBF) Announces Strong Market Entry into China with the Appointment of Ruihang Wang as President of IBF China

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NEW YORK and BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — The International Boxing Federation Global (“IBF” or “the Organization”), a non-profit organization governing the efficiency and uniformity in the supervision of professional boxing, today announced strong market entry plans into China with the appointment of Ruihang Wang as the President of IBF China, who will serve as the official and exclusive representative of IBF in the Greater China region, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Daryl Peoples, President of The International Boxing Federation Global added, “We are extremely delighted to have Mr. Ruihang Wang serving as the President of IBF China in this capacity. He has a proven track record of growing the boxing sport in China with over thirty matches held in collaboration with the official branding and tournament promoter, Rejoy Culture and Media Group, since he took the helm and we expect over one hundred matches to be held in 2015. This global collaboration is unique and will create dynamic opportunities between China and the United States for its athletes to compete and train. Because of the significance of this relationship, IBF China will report directly to IBF headquarters in the U.S. to propel the growth in the China market more efficiently.”

“I am extremely proud to accept this designation effective July 2015 as an opportunity to expand the world of boxing in China and promoting the collaboration between two great nations in China and the United States,” commented Ruihang Wang, President of IBF China. “This is a very exciting time for our sport and we see immense growth opportunities on a multi-cultural and cross-border basis in this field of boxing. In collaboration with our promoters, boxers and officials, we expect to quickly penetrate the market, enhance the worldwide fan base and discover cross-marketing opportunities. I look forward to coordinating IBF matches and commercial activities in Greater China. ”

This appointment emphasizes the commitment to improving the scope of boxing in a growth market by The International Boxing Federation Global by attracting new talent who can be competitive on an international basis.

About The International Boxing Federation

The International Boxing Federation is one of four major organizations recognized by IBHOF which sanction boxing bouts and is a voluntary membership non-profit corporation for the purpose of obtaining greater efficiency and uniformity in the supervision of professional boxing and to encourage and assist professional boxing. The organization promulgates rules, suggests standards for boxing guidance, sanctions title fights to establish champions and prepares ratings of different weight classes.

About The International Boxing Federation China

IBF China is the solely authorized representative of IBF in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. IBF China has the right to boxing bouts sanction, brand promotion and business development in China. IBF China sanctioned the first China boxing league tournament which is the leading tournament in China, carried out more than 30 boxing bouts in different cities of China including Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shenzhen and titled champion of 67kg class Beijing division and 79kg class Hangzhou Division.

IBF China also focuses on the training of the local Chinese referee teams. The training and assessment of the referees/judges is under the supervision of the famous American judge Joe Pasquale, who has judged more than 800 international fights and Mark Nelson, who has refereed over 800 international fights.

IBF China is a corporate socially responsible organization through its various charitable activities in Greater Chinaincluding offering scholarships and financial support for the development of Chinese youth boxers, coaches and referees from China for development in the United States.

To learn more about IBF China, please visit: www.ibfchina.com.cn

Contacts:
Vivian Chen
Managing Director, Grayling
+1 347 481-3711
vivian.chen@grayling.com

Source: The International Boxing Federation

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September 18, 2015 at 6:34 pm

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MediaMath Helps Close the Gap Between Marketing Technology and Ad Technology

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-MediaMath App for Oracle Marketing Cloud Enables Marketers to Execute Cross-Channel Marketing Campaigns Across Paid & Owned Landscape

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — MediaMath, creator of the TerminalOne Marketing Operating System™ for digital marketers, today announced their work with Oracle Marketing Cloud to enable B2B and B2C marketers to drive engagement by powerfully combining paid and owned media.

MediaMath’s TerminalOne for Oracle Marketing Cloud application, is an app that lives within the Oracle Marketing Cloud user interface and allows marketers to extend and align their email messages by leveraging powerful retargeting tactics across paid media channels. Additionally, marketers are able to build more actionable customer profiles by activating email-based audiences across paid channels.

“By working with Oracle, we are integrating powerful and complementary advertising and marketing technology to provide marketers with the complete end-to-end infrastructure they need to target their audiences at every stage of the customer journey, from awareness and engagement to purchase and retention – and beyond,” said Chris Victory, VP of Global Partnerships and Business Development at MediaMath. “The MediaMath app for Oracle Marketing Cloud is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our plans for collaborating and merging the worlds of paid and owned media.”

The MediaMath App for Oracle Marketing Cloud is available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, a one-stop shop for Oracle customers seeking trusted business applications and service providers offering unique business solutions, including ones that extend Oracle Cloud Applications.

Oracle Marketing Cloud provides chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their teams with data-driven solutions to simplify marketing resources and deliver more personalized customer-centric experiences across every channel to attract and retain customers. These modern marketing solutions connect cross-channel, content, and social marketing with data management and activation, for enterprise B2B and B2C marketers on a single system of record.

About MediaMath

MediaMath (www.mediamath.com) is a global technology company that’s leading the movement to revolutionize traditional marketing and drive transformative results for marketers through its TerminalOne Marketing Operating System™. A pioneer in the industry introducing the first Demand-Side Platform (DSP) with the company’s founding in 2007, MediaMath is the only company of its kind to empower marketers with an extensible, open platform to unleash the power of goal-based marketing at scale, transparently across the enterprise.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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September 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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The hottest address in New York, Bond Street, has inspired both the scent and the name of our elegant and eclectic new eau de parfum

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — At New York-centric Bond No. 9, we love every avenue, alley, park, and square of our great city—and 60-something of our scents are named for them.  But we have to confess: The thoroughfare that’s dearest to our heart is the one our flagship is located on: Bond Street. It’s only two blocks long—a mere blip of NoHo nestled between bustling Broadway and the Bowery. This short stretch, which is wider and sunnier than the surrounding streets and remains resolutely cobblestoned from New York’s early days (as it’s part of the NoHo Historical District) is an upscale and vivacious interplay of old, new, and emerging Downtown New York.

Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here:  http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7626351-bond-no-9-b9-fragrance/

The real estate pundits call Bond Street Starchitect Row, what with its growing lineup of futuristic, luxurious condos housing celebrities, politicos, and corporate dealers. Our perfumerie, situated at 9 Bond since 2001, has also served as a magnet for the chic destination shops and restaurants that are our neighbors, many of them occupying the monumental Renaissance and Greek Revival-style buildings which arrived when the street turned to light manufacturing in the mid-19th century, and which, beginning in the 1970s, were occupied by a cadre of artists.

Like the location it commemorates, B9, eau de parfum, is replete with elegance, polish, lasting power, seduction, and surprise. At its heart is intoxicating, ultra-feminine gardenia–given a whole new spin that renders itfascinatingly gender-fluid. Women will adore it; men will find it amazingly wearable too. How so?  We introduce it with wake-up citrus and spicy saffron topnotes.  Then we surround it with sensual jasmine and mood-lifting orchid, and, most compelling of all, we give it staying power with sultry but sustainable, masculine-leaning base notes: amber, sandalwood, musk, vetiver, and oakmoss.

The B9 bottle is gender-free deep aubergine, the color of understated elegance and power. It displays just one embellishment—the name of the scent:  a deliberate abbreviation which also serves as its own logo and as acurvilinear design element, rendered in touchable raised gold.

B9 arrives on counter: October 2015 and will be sold at Bond No. 9 New York Boutiques, Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide, select Nordstrom stores, Harrods UK, and www.bondno9.com

Price: 100ml, $320; 50ml, $260

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September 18, 2015 at 6:25 pm

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Streaming Media Devices: The Race to Provide ‘Ultimate’ Media Experience

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-Value-added Features Such As Multi-tasking, Voice Control, & Content Mirroring Will Sway Purchase Decision

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — Dedicated streaming media devices increasingly threaten to replace the need for a costly smart TV as they have proven to provide a more portable and seamless media experience, at a cheaper cost. Smart TVs still have yet to provide a compelling and convincing media experience as a standalone connected media device despite being the next sought after TV purchase, granting dedicated streaming media devices a foot in the door. As more and more connected media devices are released to the market, success will come down to who gains customer loyalty to their ecosystem.

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A recent study from the Connected Home UX (CHX) group at Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) has explored consumer ownership, use and satisfaction of streaming media devices in the UK, USA and China. Loyalty to one ecosystem (such as Google, Apple or Amazon), especially true for the crowded dedicated streaming media device industry, has not come without an all-encompassing effort to provide value-added apps, services and features to improve the media experience. While media devices have the upper hand in being the cheapest option to have connected features and apps on a TV, they must take into consideration the ‘cord-cutters,’ ‘casual gamers,’ ‘productivity junkies’ and ‘devoted pay TV users,’ to provide all critical aspects vital to the media experience on the larger screen.

Click here for the report: http://bit.ly/1UwQD4m

Taryn Tulay, Senior Analyst and report author commented “With OTT VOD apps/services at the forefront of consumer use on such devices, features such as multi-tasking, voice control, content mirroring, gaming, etc. will become the value-added features that consumers look for in a streaming media device purchase decision. However, the most beneficial of these is a seamless search across all media content available on the device.”

Continued Tulay, “The user interface (UI) of these devices will also hold a critical part in consumer adoption of, and loyalty to, a connected device ecosystem. It is imperative that the UI is clean, sleek and easy to navigate; as appeal and efficiency is critical in providing a compelling media experience. It is also important that streaming media devices stay true to the simplified remote, with less buttons for use without requirement to look down.”

Diane O’Neill, Director, User Experience Innovation Practice, added, “Encouraging the adoption and usage of dedicated streaming media devices can be aided through exclusive offers for OTT VOD subscriptions and will also be crucial to success. More incentive should be provided to influence acceptance of the cost of the device and the reoccurring payment of the service, especially at a time when OTT VOD services are becoming even more popular.”

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

About Connected Home UX
The Connected Home UX group forms part of the User Experience Innovation Practice (UXIP) at Strategy Analytics. Focusing on user behaviors, motivations and interests within in-vehicle, mobile device, connected home and media & services research areas, UXIP helps clients meet consumer needs, develop usable solutions and deliver compelling user experiences. Extensive expertise and highly experienced in large-scale survey work, in-depth interviews, focus groups and observational sessions, UXIP’s research methodology allows strategic user-centric analysis on the potential for new technologies that would otherwise be unavailable. Providing actionable insight, go-to-market strategies and business recommendations, UXIP is a leading supplier of consumer knowledge to the technology industry. Click here for more information.

Press Contacts
US Contact: Taryn Tulay, +1 617 614 0746, ttulay@strategyanalytics.com
European Contact: Diane O’Neill, +44(0) 1908 423 669, doneill@strategyanalytics.com

Source: Strategy Analytics

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September 18, 2015 at 6:18 pm

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Strategy Analytics: Smartphone Battery Performance – Bigger Does Not Necessarily Mean Better

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-Apple iPhone 6 Plus Outperforms Competitors with Larger Batteries

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — Battery life is consistently one of the most important aspects taken into consideration when a consumer purchases a new smartphone; it is also one of the greatest causes of smartphone owner dissatisfaction. In a technical evaluation from the Mobile Device UX group at Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) where the battery performance of flagship smartphones from Apple, HTC, Huawei, LG, Google, Nokia/Microsoft, Samsung, and Sony was benchmarked, SA found that the smartphones with the largest battery capacities did not provide the longest battery life – i.e. bigger did not mean better.

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In testing designed around the profile of a ‘typical’ smartphone user, the battery of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus lasted on average longer than competitor flagship smartphones, despite not having the highest capacity. Importantly, Strategy Analytics evaluated all devices concurrently, using the same setup and test protocol; testing was repeated to measure average performance.

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Chirag Upadhyay, report author and Analyst commented, “As the test results demonstrate, simply having the largest battery capacity does not automatically mean having the longest battery life. It is important for smartphone manufacturers to optimize the performance of a device to give the longest possible battery life, in order to improve user satisfaction.”

Paul Brown, Director, Mobile Device UX, added “Ways in which smartphone manufacturers can help manage consumer’s battery expectations, include a battery saver mode to provide greater control for consumers whose battery may be getting low, without the option of immediately charging it; and fast charging, to enable the process to be completed much more quickly.”

About Strategy Analytics

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

About Mobile Device UX

Mobile Device UX forms part of the User Experience Innovation Practice (UXIP) at Strategy Analytics. Focusing on user behaviors, motivations and interests within in-vehicle, mobile device, connected home and media & services research areas, UXIP helps clients meet consumer needs, develop usable solutions and deliver compelling user experiences. Extensive expertise and highly experienced in large-scale survey work, in-depth interviews, focus groups and observational sessions, UXIP’s research methodology allows strategic user-centric analysis on the potential for new technologies that would otherwise be unavailable. Providing actionable insight, go-to-market strategies and business recommendations, UXIP is a leading supplier of consumer knowledge to the technology industry. Click here for more information

Press Contacts

US Contact: Paul Brown, +1 617 614 0723, pbrown@strategyanalytics.com
European Contact: Diane O’Neill, +44 1908 423669, doneill@strategyanalytics.com

Source: Strategy Analytics

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September 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm

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Huawei Hosts the 2nd Global Services Forum to Explore Ways of Re-architecting Operations and Infrastructure for New Growth

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ZURICH /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today opened the 2nd Global Services Forum in Zurich, Switzerland. Under the theme of Re-architecting Infrastructure and Operations for New Growth, the two-day event brings together more than 300 guests from leading global carriers, standards organizations, open source communities, analyst institutions, partners, and media outlets. The forum this year is aiming at sharing experiences, innovations, best practices, and thought leadership to advance new growth on the journey of re-architecting operating model and ICT infrastructure in the fast changing digital era.

Huawei Hosts the 2nd Global Services Forum to Explore Ways of Re-architecting Operations and Infrastructure for New Growth
Huawei Hosts the 2nd Global Services Forum to Explore Ways of Re-architecting Operations and Infrastructure for New Growth

Eric Xu, Huawei’s Rotating and Acting CEO, delivered an opening speech titled A Shift in Mindset towards Customer Experience-driven Operations. In his speech, Xu explained the change of customer experience and how this change has influenced the ways carriers transform their operations and infrastructure.

Xu said, “As the user experience continues to evolve, we need to change our network-centric mindset. We should focus on the end user experience and take a top-down view to explore agile operations and service models that end users will need. We must drive an operations transformation, which involves changes to the organization, processes, IT systems, and infrastructures. Facing these new changes, Huawei must also change. Merely providing products is not enough for us to meet customer requirements and expectations. Rather, Huawei must offer carriers with business solutions through providing new services model. Huawei has also defined operations transformation as our strategic priorities. Over the next three years, Huawei will invest US$350 million in developing methodologies, tools, and platforms for operations transformation, ICT infrastructure transformation. To facilitate carriers’ transformation, we will provide a complete set of business solutions that encompass consulting and system integration services.”

Dr. Howard Liang, Huawei’s Senior Vice President and President of the Global Technical Service Dept, remarked, “Customer experience has become a primary driving force — it is driving the re-architecting of operations and ICT infrastructure and ultimately reflects the business outcomes. However the experience improvement is not an overnight task, to fulfill the operations and infrastructure transformation, all industry players shall collaborate with each other, share ideas, and make contributions in order to create business value and resolve problems along the transformation journey. Huawei will provide consulting & system integration solutions to support carriers’ transformation strategy and create new value.”

At the forum, executives from Telefonica, Orange, BT, Vodafone, DT, EE, Sunrise, Ooredoo, TM Forum, The Open Group, McKinsey & Company, SAP, OPNFV, ETSI, Forrester, and Light Reading will share their ICT transformation strategies, research results, and best practices.

For more information, please visit http://www.huawei.com/minisite/gsf2015/.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com or follow us on:
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September 18, 2015 at 6:13 pm

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BikeBandit Improves Their Customer Shopping Experience with Searchandiser.

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TORONTO /PRNewswire/ — GroupBy, Inc (www.groupbyinc.com) an industry leading provider of commerce and media software solutions today announced that BikeBandit, the web’s largest source for Powersports parts, accessories, tires, and gear has created a better and more relevant experience for their customers.

BikeBandit Improves Their Customer Shopping Experience with Searchandiser.
BikeBandit Improves Their Customer Shopping Experience with Searchandiser.

By deploying Searchandiser by GroupBy, the parts and accessories retailer BikeBandit saw an increased conversion rate of 11% over their legacy Endeca Oracle solution.

“With competition like Amazon we have to ensure that our site search and navigation is truly world class.  Delivering relevant search results for our customers is critical role in customer satisfaction and our business as a whole.” says Ken Wahlster, CEO.

BikeBandit ran an extensive A/B test to 98% statistically significance and declared GroupBy’s Searchandiser the clear winner.

“Searchandiser gave us the desired results for both our long and short tail searches in addition to part and tire size searches.  Searchandiser was easy to use and gives our Marketing team the control they need to run our business day to day.” says Ken.

BikeBandit wanted to simplify its architecture by standardizing on a cloud-based search platform.  It was also critical to find a platform that was extensible and could support future business requirements.

“Our success is attributable to excellent technology and true partnership.  We felt GroupBy was able to deliver on both fronts.” says Ken Wahlster.

Since BikeBandit began using Searchandiser, conversions from site search have increased by 11%, while revenue derived from search has gone up 14%.  In addition, transactions have increased by 10.4% with a 4.2% improvement in Average Order Value.

Given the success of Searchandizer, BikeBandit plans to test into GroupBy’s platform improvements, which include product recommendations and personalized relevancy.

About BikeBandit

BikeBandit.com is the web’s largest source for powersports parts, accessories, gear and tires. From street motorcycles, cruisers and dirt bikes to ATVs and snowmobiles, BikeBandit.com has over 8 million products to ensure you have everything you need to get riding. Our goal is simple: supply our customers with a professional-quality tool to purchase the parts and accessories they need and provide industry-leading customer service. No more trying to explain complicated parts over the phone or go to a dealer… you pick ’em…we ship ’em…it’s that simple!

Starting in 1999, BikeBandit formed an online collaboration with House of Motorcycles becoming the web’s first motorcycle parts superstore. House of Motorcycles is one of the largest powersports dealers in the United Statesand has been in business for over 30 years! The House of Motorcycles family of dealerships includes Honda,Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha. Since 1999, BikeBandit has formed many additional relationships with leading motorcycle dealerships, and in 2014 BikeBandit.com formed an additional partnership with South Bay Motorsports, sharing common economic interests. Because of these unique dealer relationships, all of BikeBandit.com’s listed Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are filled with genuine OEM parts and are shipped directly to you in original OEM packaging.

In addition to OEM parts for your motorcycle, ATV, PWC, snowmobile or scooter, you can get any gear from your favorite top brands such as Fox, Alpinestars, Speed and Strength, River Road and more. With our Best Price Guarantee on all motorcycle helmets, jackets, boots and more, we’ve got the best motorcycle gear for the best price to keep you covered from head to toe.

About GroupBy Inc.

GroupBy Inc. provides powerful commerce, media, and knowledge management software solutions that help companies better connect with their customers by creating a more relevant user experience. This improved experience drives more targeted site traffic, increases revenue, and boosts overall customer satisfaction. GroupBy’s solutions provide industry-leading features for search, navigation, merchandising, search engine optimization (SEO), and search as you type (SAYT). Their e-commerce solution, Searchandiser, powers many of the world’s top retailers’ online experiences. GroupBy has offices in Canada, United States, China, and Trinidad & Tobago. For more information about GroupBy, visit http://www.groupbyinc.com, call +1-855-210-6513, or emailteam@groupbyinc.com

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September 18, 2015 at 6:08 pm

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Microsoft expands global YouthSpark initiative to focus on computer science

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-Invests $70 million in community programs to increase access to computer science education for all youth and build greater diversity into the tech talent pipeline.

SAN FRANCISCO, /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. announced on Wednesday a new commitment of $70 million in community investments over the next three years to increase access to computer science education for all youth, and especially for those from under-represented backgrounds. Through the company’s global YouthSpark initiative, scores of nonprofit organizations around the world will receive cash donations and other resources to provide computer science education to diverse populations of young people in their communities and prepare them with the computational-thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for success in an increasingly digital world.

“If we are going to solve tomorrow’s global challenges, we must come together today to inspire young people everywhere with the promise of technology,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. “We can’t leave anyone out. We’re proud to make this $70 million investment in computer science education to create new opportunities for students across the spectrum of diverse youth and help build a tech talent pipeline that will spark new innovations for the future.”

Over the next three years, Microsoft will deliver on this commitment through cash grants and nonprofit partnerships as well as unique program and content offerings to increase access to computer science education and build computational thinking skills for diverse populations of youth. One of the flagship programs is Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS), which pairs tech professionals from across the industry with classroom educators to team-teach computer science in U.S. high schools. TEALS aims to grow fivefold in the next three years, with the goal of working with 2,000 tech industry volunteers to reach 30,000 students in nearly 700 schools across 33 states. A key objective of TEALS is to support classroom educators as they learn the computer science coursework, preparing them to teach computer science independently after two years of team-teaching.

Nadella reinforced the company’s commitment to computer science education today during the annual Dreamforce conference hosted by Salesforce where he called upon thousands of tech professionals to serve as TEALS volunteers and help broaden the opportunity for students of all backgrounds to learn computer science in high school.

“Computer science is a foundational subject — like algebra, chemistry or physics — for learning how the world works, yet it’s offered in less than 25 percent of American high schools,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith. “We need to increase access to computer science and computational thinking for all students, especially those from diverse populations, by partnering across the industry and with teachers and schools to turn this situation around and change the paradigm for developing a more diverse tech talent pipeline.”

There are three additional key elements of Microsoft’s global commitment to increasing access for all youth to the full range of computing skills, from digital literacy to computer science.

  • Global philanthropic investments with nonprofits in 80 countries, including the Center for Digital Inclusion inLatin America, Silatech in the Middle East and Africa, CoderDojo Foundation in Europe, YCAB Foundation inAsia, and many others, will deliver a range of computing skills from digital literacy to computer science education to youth in local communities around the world.
  • Microsoft Imagine connects students with the tools, resources and experiences they need to turn their innovative ideas into reality. Whether it’s building a game or designing an app, Microsoft Imagine makes learning to code easy and accessible for students and educators, no matter their age or skill level and at no cost. Whether it’s free cloud services like Azure, online competitions via Imagine Cup that educators can incorporate into their curriculum, or fun self-serve learning tutorials, Microsoft Imagine helps bring a student’s technology passion to life through computer science.
  • YouthSpark Hub resources are designed to inspire youth about the full spectrum of computing skills, ranging from digital literacy to computer science engineering. In addition to providing access to the Microsoft Imagine tools, the YouthSpark Hub brings together opportunities to participate in activities such as DigiGirlz and YouthSpark Live, attend free YouthSpark Camps at the Microsoft Stores, and access training through nonprofit organizations supported by Microsoft around the world.

Since 2012, Microsoft YouthSpark has created new opportunities for more than 300 million youth around the world, offering technology skills training and connections to employment, entrepreneurship, and continued education or training.

More information about YouthSpark and access to tools and resources can be found at http://YouthSparkHub.comand http://imagine.microsoft.com.

Those wanting more information on the TEALS program and to learn more about how they can get involved should visit http://TEALSK12.org.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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Source: Microsoft Corp.

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September 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

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Precision Aviation Group Company – Precision Aviation Services named a Turbomeca Certified Maintenance Center

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ATLANTA, /PRNewswire/ — Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group (PAG) company, announced that the company has been named a Certified Maintenance Center (CMC) by Turbomeca (Safran).

Under the agreement, PAS will perform level 1 and level 2 maintenance on the Ariel 1 and 2 along with Arrius 1 and Arrius 2 at their state-of-the-art 40,000 square foot facilities, located on the Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field (KFFC), South of Atlanta.

“We are honored that Turbomeca has trusted us with their valued customers by designating us as a CMC,” said PAS President David Ford. “We look forward to a lasting symbiotic relationship.”

Over the last two years, PAS has become a licensed Airbus Helicopter, MD Helicopter and Robinson Helicopter Service Center and will continue to make capital investments to expand their product and service offerings.

“Our team of experienced mechanics and technicians are trained and ready to support the needs of Turbomeca customers,” said Vice President of Business Development Adrienne Robinson. “This is another great step in providing extended customer service to our clients as well as clients of Turbomeca. Customers will now be able to have their entire aircraft and engines serviced from the convenience of our facilities. Our expanded capabilities, MRO services and experienced team makes PAS the ideal location for a Turbomeca Service Center in the Southeast.”

In addition to MRO services, the PAS service center offers Field Service Support and a full-service Avionics shop with factory-trained technicians. PAS is a supplier of all leading avionics manufacturers including Technisonic Industries, Garmin, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Avidyne, and several others. Additionally, PAS has in-house engineering capabilities that add flexible, high-quality alternative maintenance solutions for PAS customers.

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About Precision Aviation Group (PAG)
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry. With 8 locations and more than 245,000-square-feet of sales and service facilities in the United States, Canada and Australia, PAG uses its distinct business units and customer-focused business model to serve aviation customers through two business functions – Aviation Supply Chain – and its trademarked Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (ISMRO®) services.

PAG provides MRO and Supply Chain Solutions for Fixed and Rotary-wing aircraft through:  Precision Heliparts – PHP (www.heliparts.com); Precision Aviation Services – PAS (www.precisionaviationservices.com);  Precision Accessories & Instruments – PAI (www.precisionaccessories.com); Precision Heliparts Canada – PHP-C (www.heliparts.ca); Precision Accessories & Instruments Canada – PAI-C (www.precisionaccessories.ca); PHP-Instruments & Accessories – PHP-IA (www.heliparts.la);   Precision Aero Technology –PAT (www.precisionaerotechnology.com), Precision Heliparts – Australia – PHP-AU (www.precisionheliparts.com.au), Precision Accessories & Instruments – Australia (PAI-AU) (www.precisionaccessories.com.au) and Aviation Controls, Inc. – ACI (www.aviationcontrolsinc.com).  PAG subsidiaries have MRO capabilities on over 35,000 products, including accessories, avionics, engine components, hydraulics, instruments, NDT, starter/generators, and wheels/brakes (www.precisionaviationgroup.com).

Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer and, since its foundation in 1938, has produced over 72,000 turbines. Turbomeca offers the widest range of helicopter engines in the world and has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries. Turbomeca has fifteen sites and operates on each continent, providing its customers with a proximity service through 39 distributors and certified maintenance centers, 18 Repair & Overhaul Centers, and 90 Field Representatives and Field Technicians. Turbomeca subsidiary Microturbo is the leading European manufacturer of turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.

Source: Precision Aviation Group

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September 18, 2015 at 5:36 pm

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