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Prestigious TMCnet Tech Culture Award Reaffirms Mahindra Comviva’s Leadership in Technology and Innovation

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NEW DELHI /PRNewswire/ —

The Only Indian Company to be Named Amongst the Winners for Providing a Truly Distinct and Upbeat Tech Culture Environment

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, today announced that it has received top honours at the TMCnet Tech Culture award 2016 for fostering a creative and collaborative workplace environment. TMCnet, a leading business-to-business and integrated marketing media company, surveyed and selected companies that nurture tech talent driving their overall growth and performance. With a grading system ranging from B to A+, Mahindra Comviva secured ‘A+’ for its superior tech culture which makes it an ideal place to work.

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Mahindra Comviva provides a culture of innovation to its employees with freedom to explore, learn, innovate and grow with a consistent focus on development that also yields great business results. With world-class training processes and modules, the company offers various unique policies which make it the best place to work while also unleashing entrepreneurial desire and capabilities of its employees. Flagship programs like ICO (Internal Career Opportunity) offers all eligible employees an opportunity to grow or change their role within the organization while PII – Promoting Intrapreneurship & Innovation program encourages all employees to follow their passion.

Commenting on the achievement, Sandyp Bhattacharya, Head of HR and SVP Management Services at Mahindra Comviva, said, “We feel honoured at receiving this award as it reaffirms our resolve to do even better in future. We take great pride in our tech and innovation culture which is finely ingrained into our organizational fabric. Employees are provided with an open, informal and fun based working environment which helps in bringing the best out of them. With the objective of creating a high performance environment, employees are provided with the opportunity to question and challenge anything with a constructive intent as well as the freedom to fail. Our industry-best ‘Intrapreneurship’ schemes, policies and programs help promote our focus on innovation and technology leadership.”

Congratulating Mahindra Comviva on its feat, Rich Tehrani, CEO and Group Editor-in-Chief for TMCnet said, “The mission of these Tech Culture awards is quite simple. We have surveyed and selected companies who are looking for the best and brightest tech talent and are willing to go the extra mile to provide what they believe is the ideal tech culture.”

“Mahindra Comviva has demonstrated to the editors of TMCnet that they are committed to growth through providing a truly distinct and upbeat environment and for that we applaud and recognise them,” added Tehrani.

Mahindra Comviva drives high employee satisfaction and high retention rates, which in turns helps in driving positive financial results. Being a global organisation with presence across 90 nations, it has successfully demonstrated diversity at the workplace with employees hired across Nigeria, Kenya, Madagascar or LATAM countries.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Sundeep Mehta
Global PR Manager
Mahindra Comviva

Source: Mahindra Comviva

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August 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm

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Amana Capital Partners with Kathy Lien and Boris Schlossberg to Deliver Expert Financial Education

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LONDON, Aug /PRNewswire/ — Amana Capital, the leading financial services group specialized in online trading, announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with, a leading provider of financial education specialized in presenting high quality trade ideas, support and education, in addition to forex trading signals.


The partnership will be pursued through a series of webinars that will help investors become better informed traders. This partnership will start in August 2016 with an advanced webinars program given by leading currency trading experts Kathy Lien and Boris Schlossberg. It will cover specialized trading strategies that have helped thousands of traders worldwide reach better trading decisions and advance their skills.

Kathy Lien, globally known to be the Forex Market Guru, has more than 13 years of experience in the financial market. She started her career path at JPMorgan Chase and moved to FXCM where she started and later moved to Global Futures & Forex Ltd (GFT) as Director of Currency Research before she co-founded Her extensive experience is focused on developing trading strategies using cross markets analysis.

Boris Schlossberg serves as the Managing Partner of He is widely known to be the leading foreign exchange expert with more than 20 years of financial market experience. His career on Wall Street began with Drexel Burnham Lambert where he traded a variety of financial instruments, from equities and options to stock index futures and foreign exchange. He then joined FXCM and helped start the firm’s FX Education initiative. In 2008, he moved to Global Futures & Forex Ltd (GFT) as the Director of Currency Research. Boris is the author of Technical Analysis of the Currency Market and Millionaire Traders.

Both experts are frequently quoted by international media such as CNBC, Reuters, Associated Press, Sky Business, etc.

Ms. Kathy Lien showed high enthusiasm towards partnering with Amana Capital. She said: “Our mission is to spread specialized financial education to the world and introduce traders to proper trading strategies. She added: “We are sure that with a partner like Amana Capital, we will be able to accomplish this goal and reach a wider audience.”

In parallel, Mr. Ahmad Khatib, CEO of Amana Capital expressed the Group’s continuous readiness to collaborate with high-ranked financial experts such as Kathy Lien and Boris Schlossberg. He said: “Educating investors before entering markets is the group’s initial goal since day one. The market today is filled with training and education services but only few serve the trader’s real benefit. We at Amana Capital work hard to deliver only the proper training that really helps traders. Joining powers with Kathy & Boris will surely serve our goal and will be considered as a step forward towards spreading proper financial knowledge.”

The webinars program will begin by mid of August 2016 and will continue for a period of 2 months and a half, to be followed by advanced educational activities that will be announced later on.

About Amana Capital

Amana Capital Group operates several entities regulated and authorized by reputable regulatory bodies in United Kingdom, Cyprus, Lebanon and United Arab Emirates. These entities provide brokerage services in international financial markets namely currencies, commodities and stock indices.

About BKForex

BKForex LLC. is a leading provider of financial education specialized in presenting high quality trade ideas, support and education, in addition to forex trading signals and other services aiming to help traders become more profitable.

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August 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm

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Largest Medical Tourism Event in the World Set to Break New Records

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — In less than 50 days, the largest medical tourism event in the world – the 9th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress – will bring together up to 3,000 attendees from around the world in Washington D.C. this September 25th -28th, 2016.

In addition to being the largest event of its kind, the WMTC will also bring together hundreds of buyers of healthcare – see our growing list of buyers here. In 2015, there was over $500M in buyer business and the 2016 conference will set new records.

Here is just a small sample of the buyers attending:

Abdulrahman Al-Rowaished

Directorate General of Medical Commission & Health Missions Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Omar Rajeh Jamal Shalabi, MD

Chief Central & Western Regions, Chief (A) Eastern Region, Physician Manager-Utilization Management, Managed Care/Population Health, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Saudi Arabia
John Boyce

Barbados, Minister of Health, Barbados
Jose Quesada, MD, M.B.A.

Senior Director, Global Clinical Operations, CIGNA Corporation, USA
Dr. Adedayo Osholowu

Partner & Director, iheoo Partners, Healthcare & Hospital Projects Division, Nigeria
Naim A Yassin

Founder, Auxillum Assistance, Jordan
Dr. Gulzhan Chimbayeva

Chief, International Relations Department, Medical Centre Hospital of the President’s affairs Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Krasimira Valkanova

Marketing and Sales Director, Bulgaria Insurance Company, Bulgaria
Come and network with medical tourism decision makers. Register for the congress now HERE

You may qualify for our V.I.P. hosted buyer program – find out more HERE.

Join the entire industry in Washington, D.C! Each year, the WMTC brings together all facets of the industry: healthcare buyers & providers, institutions & governments, technology & investment, and more to collectively move the industry forward in order to reach our goal: to provide safe, high-quality healthcare access for patients around the world.

Contact: Joseph Dawson, (561) 791-2000 x814,

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August 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm

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Chubb launches end-to-end risk management solution for cyber threats in Asia Pacific

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Chubb announced today the launch of its Cyber Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) solution in the Asia Pacific region, kick-starting with Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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In today’s connected environment, cyber security is a widespread concern. Despite the higher incidences and losses associated with cyber breaches, businesses may not fully understand their cyber and data privacy risks until an event occurs.

Beyond a simple policy, Chubb’s Cyber ERM is structured to offer an end-to-end loss control and risk management solution to clients – from helping them understand what leads to cyber incidents and how to prevent them prior to the policy inception; to offering guidance in the case of a cyber incident to minimize losses and manage reputation.

Chubb’s Cyber ERM solution has the following benefits for clients:

Access to Chubb Global Cyber Practice, a specialist network of cyber risk professionals from around the world, coupled with the personalized touch of local underwriters. Chubb’s underwriters help clients understand and measure their risk exposures, in order to customize coverage more effectively.
Simplified policy structure and language, bringing together in one wording the key elements of first party cover and third-party cyber liability cover, including: business interruption loss, data restoration, cyber extortion, liability arising from privacy and security incidents, as well as crisis response expenses
Dedicated 24/7 incident response teams to assist clients in a crisis resulting from a covered cyber incident
According to Tim Stapleton, Vice President and Cyber Insurance Product Manager, Overseas General Insurance at Chubb, “When a cyber event happens, companies need the certainty of having a specialist on their side. Chubb was a pioneer in the cyber insurance marketplace when it began to offer its first cyber risk product in 1998. With our experience in this field, we are well equipped to deliver truly global solutions to address the current and future cyber risk challenges faced by various organizations, regardless of size, industry or location.”

Marcel Van Peenen, Regional Professional Indemnity & Cyber Liability Manager for Chubb in Asia and Advisen’s 2015 ‘International Cyber Risk Industry Person’, said, “Cyber attacks are on the rise and taking a serious toll on businesses. According to various reports, Asia Pacific businesses have lost billions of dollars in revenue due to cyber attacks in recent years. Against this backdrop, companies can no longer ignore the reputational and financial risks posed by cyber threats. Through Cyber ERM, we’re moving beyond insurance to offer a loss control and risk management solution. Our dedicated cyber teams in Asia collaborate with clients to deliver tailor-made solutions to meet their specific needs.”

“Our newly enhanced cyber solution caters to both large and small clients in the Australian market. The name – Cyber Enterprise Risk Management – underscores how cyber threats have become an enterprise-wide issue and not just a concern for IT departments of businesses. In Australia, we’re seeing a steady increase in submission flow, buying habits and claims activity related to cyber. We will continue to build our capabilities and solutions to address the needs of clients in this evolving segment,” said Andrew Taylor, Chubb’s Cyber Product Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Product highlights are summaries only. Please see the actual policy for terms, conditions and exclusions. Products and services may not be available in all locations, may vary by location, and remain subject to Chubb’s underwriting criteria.

About the New Chubb

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:

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August 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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Indian Finance Minister Speaks at 5th Convocation of O.P. Jindal Global University

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NEW DELHI /PRNewswire/ —

Calls for Indian Higher Education Institutions to Break Into World Rankings

Addressing a gathering of more than 2000 at the 5th Convocation and Founder’s Day celebrations of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Mr. Arun Jaitley, Indian Finance Minister, said, “In most developed countries population is reducing while we are increasing in numbers; human resource becomes a very important economic resource.”

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He further noted that “to shape these minds, make them globally competitive, make them true global citizens, you need institutions of excellence. The Jindal Global University, I have no doubt is certainly going to be one of such institutions.”

The Minister further referred to his budget speech and reinforced that India must now concentrate on at least 20 higher education institutions, 10 run by the state and 10 by the private sector, and upgrade them so that they can become world global institutions. “JGU is now a part of that competitiveness and you have to strive to come within the category of the top ten, which then acquire the global rankings,” said the Finance Minister.

Congratulating the graduating batch, Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, said, “Today, JGU is being accepted as an exceptional private university in India that has produced high-quality research. At JGU, we are striving to develop world-class research and teaching that is socially beneficial and globally relevant.”

Defining the future vision for the university, Mr. Jindal said, “Our strategic goal is for some schools of JGU to break into the top 200 of the world universities in the next 5 to 10 years.”

In his address, Professor (Dr.) C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, lamented the lack of incentives to promote research excellence in Indian universities. He pointed out that a very small number of Indian universities have pursued internationalisation as a core strategy to promote deep institutional partnerships with universities across the world, and reap the benefits of international collaborations for teaching, research and the student experience.

Speaking on internationalisation at JGU, Professor Kumar said, “We are proud that more than 80 percent of our faculty members have international qualifications from the leading universities of the world and nearly 20 percent of our full-time faculty members are international. This is significant given that we are a very young university.”

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Additional Director
O.P. Jindal Global University

Source: O.P. Jindal Global University

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August 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm

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Microservice Architecture in Video Middleware Promises Agility but Risks Stability in Shrinking Market

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona /PRNewswire/ — Though ABI Research forecasts a flat video software market through 2021, with revenues remaining close to $4 billion through 2021, the video software market is at a significant inflection point. Many middleware providers—those offering software enabling delivery of video services to operators, often adding value to base video offerings—are evaluating the efficacy of microservice-based architecture for their solutions, meaning that they are focusing on a larger number of more concentrated services to promote flexibility. But the greater number of interoperability points across the platform risks stability.

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“The video software market, including middleware, conditional access, DRM, and guide software, is feeling pressure as the industry migrates away from up-front sales toward Software as a Service, or SaaS, business models,” says Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst at ABI Research. “Microservices can enable operators to deploy best-in-class services and stay competitive, at the risk of increased service complexity, dependence on more suppliers, and possible IT incompatibilities.”

Managed video service businesses including content delivery networks (CDNs) like Akamai, Level 3, and Limelight and managed video platforms (MVPs) that focus on turnkey service offerings, or end-to-end operations of video services, like Quickplay (recently acquired by AT&T), are draining video distribution revenues. Meanwhile, an increase in quality and availability of public cloud offerings expounds this trend. Mature market saturation, cost and consolidation pressure from open source software, and trends toward in-house development from some of the largest operators, drive the flat video software market forecast.

“Multiscreen services have largely migrated to SaaS business models, while operators still have some resistance to migrating traditional set-top box middleware software licenses to SaaS,” says Sam Rosen, Managing Director and Vice President at ABI Research. “We expect middleware vendors to describe the benefits of SaaS models to the operator community at the upcoming IBC 2016 conference, in addition to continued discussion around 4K services and content protection.”

These findings are from ABI Research’s Market Update: Middleware, CAS and DRM Executive Summary ( This report is part of the company’s Video, OTT, and AR/VR sector (, which includes research, data, and analyst insights.

About ABI Research

ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company’s global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit

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August 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm

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Resverlogix Announces Positive Recommendation From Data Safety Monitoring Board For Phase 3 Study of Apabetalone (RVX-208)

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-A data review by the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board resulted in a verbal recommendation for the BETonMACE trial to continue as planned without any modification.
CALGARY, Alberta /PRNewswire/ — Resverlogix Corp. (“Resverlogix” or the “Company”) (TSX:RVX) today announced that the independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the Company’s Phase 3 BETonMACE trial in high-risk cardiovascular (CVD) patients has completed a planned safety review and verbally recommended that the study should continue as planned without any modifications. The DSMB reviewed available study data and noted that no safety or efficacy concerns were identified. The DSMB will conduct additional periodic reviews and will also perform a futility assessment once 125 adjudicated major adverse cardiac events (MACE) have been observed. Resverlogix, the clinical steering committee, and all investigators remain blinded to the actual safety and efficacy results.

“The verbal recommendation of the DSMB to continue as planned in the BETonMACE trial is consistent with the well-established safety profile of apabetalone that has now been demonstrated in over 1,000 patients to date,” stated Dr. Michael Sweeney, M.D., Senior Vice President of Clinical Development. “We are encouraged by the recommendation of the DSMB in the BETonMACE study and look forward to reporting additional updates.”

About Resverlogix

Resverlogix is developing apabetalone (RVX-208), a first-in-class, small molecule that is a selective BET (bromodomain and extra-terminal) inhibitor. BET bromodomain inhibition is an epigenetic mechanism that can regulate disease-causing genes. Apabetalone is the first and only BET inhibitor selective for the second bromodomain (BD2) within the BET protein called BRD4. This selective inhibition of apabetalone on BD2 produces a specific set of biological effects with potentially important benefits for patients with diseases such as high-risk cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Orphan diseases, and peripheral artery disease, while maintaining a well described safety profile. Apabetalone is the only selective BET bromodomain inhibitor in human clinical trials, currently in a Phase 3 trial BETonMACE in high-risk CVD patients with type 2 DM and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

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August 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm

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Hexaware and WorkFusion Collaborate to Deliver RPA and AI-powered Cognitive Automation to Enterprises Globally

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MUMBAI and NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Hexaware Technologies Limited, a leading global provider of IT, Business Process and Consulting Services, and WorkFusion, the leading Smart Process Automation (SPA) provider, today announced a partnership to help enterprise operations leverage smart automation software to realize higher productivity, drive agility in generating new products and reduce operational cost. The combination of Hexaware’s industry and process expertise, and WorkFusion’s best-in-class automation software will provide customers the ability to rapidly deploy and scale transformational technology to achieve business goals.

Hexaware has constantly strived to provide business value to its clients through significant cost savings and creating opportunities for revenue generation. This partnership aligns with Hexaware’s ‘Shrink IT Grow Digital’ strategy that has radically revolutionized digital transformation journeys of their customers. This strategy helps global firms dramatically reduce commodity operations and IT costs, while enabling realization of value from digital initiatives through solutions across industries such as Telecom, Banking & Financial Services, Healthcare & Insurance, Travel & Logistics, and Manufacturing & Consumer.

“This collaboration is a strong reinforcement of our commitment to deliver workplace transforming technologies to customers using Digital Managed Services (DMS). Hexaware’s customers will leverage this smart automation to digitize complex business processes using robotics (RPA) and AI-powered cognitive automation,” said Chinmoy Banerjee, Global Head, Business Process Services, Hexaware Technologies. WorkFusion enables customers to achieve 50% to 80% ROI within a year, by automating rule based, routine tasks more efficiently, securely and with greater speed.

A two-time CODiE winner, WorkFusion is unique among automation software providers because it includes not only robotics (RPA) but also AI-powered cognitive automation to digitize more complex processes. As customers achieve greater levels of automation with WorkFusion, staff are elevated from routine tasks to handling work that requires true subject matter expertise.

“Hexaware aligns very well with WorkFusion,” said Alex Lyashok, WorkFusion COO. “We are both rapidly growing businesses, and we share the same vision of a future that combines smart machines and human intelligence. Customers who embrace this vision as well are using our software to automate a range of critical processes, from procure-to-pay to trade finance to claims. Our partnership with Hexaware will provide customers with true process expertise and excellent service paired with the best automation technology.”

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August 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

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Mobile Operators Reach for Unlicensed Spectrum and Drive Small Cell Uptake as Data Consumption Surges

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — With operators struggling to maintain cost-effective operations in the face of exponentially growing data demand, many are now turning to unlicensed spectrum technologies. ABI Research predicts that the support for unlicensed spectrum technologies, including LTE-LAA and Wi-Fi, will be one of the main drivers for the indoor small cell market, resulting in overall revenue hitting $1.8 billion in 2021.

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“Unlicensed LTE had a rough start, meeting negative and skeptic reactions to its possible conflict with Wi-Fi operations in the 5 GHz bands,” says Ahmed Ali, Senior Analyst at ABI Research. “But the ongoing standardization and coexistence efforts increased the support in the technology ecosystem.”

For the LAA standard, the 3GPP adopted a Listen-Before-Talk channel access mechanism to share the spectrum fairly. The IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance are also developing a coexistence testing process to help stakeholders deliver a harmonized, multi-technology environment in the unlicensed spectrum.

In harmony with the adoption of unlicensed LTE solutions, Wi-Fi remains an essential and well-established element of the indoor connectivity. The availability of multiple access technologies aligns well with the different enterprise requirements and will drive further convergence among these technologies in the years ahead.

“The dynamic and diverse nature of indoor venues calls for an all-inclusive small cell network that intelligently adapts to different user requirements,” concludes Ali. “Support for multi-operation features like 3G/4G and Wi-Fi/LAA access is necessary for the enterprise market.”

ABI Research forecasts that support for LTE-based and Wi-Fi unlicensed spectrum technologies within small cell equipment will grow to comprise 51% of total annual shipments by 2021 at a CAGR of 47%.

These findings are from ABI Research’s Unlicensed LTE Technologies ( This report is part of the company’s Future Networks sector (, which includes research, data, and analyst insights.

About ABI Research

ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company’s global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit

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August 12, 2016 at 3:06 pm

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Smith Micro’s New Moho 12, formerly Anime Studio, Delivers Cutting-Edge Animation and Convenience for Professionals and Workgroups

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-New features, UI refresh, and streamlined workflows “change the game” for digital artists seeking complete, all-in-one animation tool
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Building on 10 years of innovation, Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) has released a rebranded and greatly expanded Anime Studio® graphics application, now called Moho™ 12. The latest version of the company’s award-winning, all-in-one tool for 2D animation delivers 16 new major features, a new user interface, streamlined workflow tools, and five new characters, offering professionals, workgroups, and hobbyists an affordable tool to create professional quality animation from start to finish.

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“Moho 12 is the most complete drawing and animation solution on the market. It offers incomparable value for professionals looking for a powerful, efficient alternative to expensive tools or tedious traditional animation,” said Fahim Niaz, Director of Product Management at Smith Micro Software.

Moho 12 Highlights Video

Moho 12 extends the industry’s most powerful 2D rigging system with innovative new features and group collaboration improvements, making it faster and easier for teams to work together to deliver professional quality animations. See highlights of the new features and content in this YouTube video.

Professional Animators Comment on Moho 12

Mike Morris, Director, Disney Television Animation: “Moho 12 is a landmark release of this software. The folks at Smith Micro have really upped their game on this one!”

Danny Sugar, Sugarcube Studios founder: “Moho is back with a bang! Now with Bezier path control, split channel animation, precise deformation maps, improved drawing tools and more, and all controlled by the amazing Smart Bone system. If you’ve been holding off the upgrade, now is the time, and if you’ve never used Moho – do yourself a favor!”

Charles Kenway, storyboard artist: “Moho 12 changes the game with incredible new tools and enhancements. Drawing is now a breeze. Fluid, expressive freehand line work is fast and fun with superb point reduction and Bezier control. Smart Warp brings a new dimension to your animations. Join the Moho revolution!”

“We rebranded the product back to its original name to better reflect the broad uses enabled by Moho 12, including cartoon creation, feature films, vector illustrations, stop motion, cut-out animations and much more,” continued Niaz. “The industry response to the rebrand and feature set has been fantastic!”

Notable New Features of Moho 12

Bezier Handles: Users now get more design control with customizable vector Bezier handles, optimized for animation, which enable the creation of unique line bends with fewer points
Smart Warp: For both images and vectors, users can now create custom meshes that can bend, shape, twist and animate assets
Simultaneous Multiple Layer Animation: Boost productivity by editing multiple layers on the same timeline, without having to jump back and forth between layers
Enhanced vector import / export capabilities: True SVG support allows for vector art outside of Moho to be imported without compromises, and for vector art in Moho to be exported to another vector editor with all points and animation intact
Select Switch Window: Eliminates the need to memorize Switch Layer names; includes time saving workflows for lip synching, eye movements, hand gestures and other frame-by-frame tasks
Key Collaboration Enhancements of Moho 12

New Library: Re-built from the ground up, the Moho 12 library safely houses important assets with a slick, responsive interface
Workspaces creation: Arrange folders and assets to suit the job at hand; share workspaces with other team members to easily create a consistent work environment
Moho Exporter: Streamlined panel makes it easy to drag and drop video files into the converter, while compression and save location options make navigating easier
A full list of features and enhancements is available here.

Pricing and Availability

Moho Pro 12 is available for $399.99, and Moho Debut 12 for aspiring animators is $69.99. Detailed product, pricing and upgrade information is available here.

For information about other Smith Micro graphics and animation solutions, click here.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro develops software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience, providing solutions to some of the leading wireless service providers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses around the world. From optimizing wireless networks to uncovering customer experience insights, and from streamlining Wi-Fi access to ensuring family safety, our solutions enrich today’s connected lifestyles while creating new opportunities to engage consumers via smartphones. Our portfolio also includes a wide range of products for creating, sharing, and monetizing rich content, such as visual messaging, video streaming, and 2D/3D graphics applications. For more information, visit (NASDAQ: SMSI)

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This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, forward-looking statements relating to the company’s financial prospects and projections, the company’s ability to increase its business, and the anticipated timing and financial performance of new products. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, fluctuations or cancellations in orders from customers, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company’s ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors discussed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, could cause actual results to differ materially from those presented in any forward-looking statements. Smith Micro assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

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August 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm

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