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  • Toshiba's 920MHz Wireless Adaptor with Home Gateway Receives Global Communication Standard "Wi-SUN Profile … Business Wire - 42 minutes ago

    TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that the integrated set of Toshiba’s 920MHz band wireless adaptor and Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation’s home gateway is ...

  • GE Invests USD 24 Million in Welspun Renewables Energy’s Solar Project Business Wire - 6 hours ago

    Ltd. (WREPL) announced today a partnership to expand solar energy generation in India. GE Energy Financial Services is making its first investment in a solar power project in India, funding US $24 million for a 151 (DC)-megawatt solar photovoltaic power project that WREPL, one of India’s leading clean energy generating companies, put into operation in August 2013, almost eight months ahead of schedule.

  • Final Film in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” Trilogy to Be Titled “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five  … Business Wire - 7 hours ago

    BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema jointly announced today that the much-anticipated final film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, has now been titled “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” The film, previously titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” will be released worldwide December 17, 2014, with select international territories releasing on December 10, 2014. Peter Jackson stated, “Our journey to make ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we’ve gone along. ‘There and Back Again’ felt like the right name for the second of a two-film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film.

  • RIMES to Host First Buy-Side Forum in Singapore; Conversation will Focus on Costs and Risks of Benchmark … Business Wire - 7 hours ago

    NEW YORK & SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- RIMES, the leading provider of managed data services for the buy-side, will host its first Singapore Buy-Side Forum on May 22, 2014. The forum will provide Singapore-based asset managers, custodian banks, insurance companies and pension funds the opportunity to network and discuss data management issues and trends. The Singapore forum is part of RIMES’ global round-table program that seeks to develop best practice methods for buy-side firms regarding the management of index and benchmark data. In 2013, RIMES hosted 32 round-tables in a variety global financial centers where 353 industry professionals representing over 150 buy-side firms participated.

  • 30 Startups from 16 Countries have qualified to Silicon Valley’s own version of the Word Cup! Business Wire - 7 hours ago

    SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- SVForum today announced the names of the 30 qualified startups selected to compete in this year’s Launch: Silicon Valley, the premier launch platform for tech startups ...

  • The Alexander Firm P.C. Announces Investigation of Chindex International, Inc. and Its Board of Dire … Business Wire - 9 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Alexander Firm P.C., A Professional Law Corporation, announces that it is investigating potential claims for breach of fiduciary duty against the Board of Directors of Chindex International, Inc. (“Chindex” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CHDX - News) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by an affiliate of TPG, Fosun Industrial Co., Limited (which is an affiliate of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd., and Ms. Roberta Lipson, the CEO of the Company (the “Buyer Consortium”). According to the Company, the transaction is currently valued at $24.00 per share in cash and implied equity value of $461 million.

  • Glatfelter Donates $50,000 to Rebuild Elementary School in the Philippines Business Wire - 13 hours ago

    YORK, Pa.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT - News) announced today that it will provide $50,000 to rebuild an elementary school in Tacloban, Philippines, one of the regions most devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Working in collaboration with the leaders of the Palanog Elementary School, Glatfelter’s support will provide safe facilities for the education of 800 local Filipino students. The elementary school buildings were partially or fully destroyed by the Typhoon and have not yet been repaired. Glatfelter operates a facility in Lanao del Norte, Philippines, which was spared from the devastation reaped by the Super Typhoon, and remained fully operational during the natural disaster.

  • Condoleezza Rice to Visit Future Campus of Schwarzman Scholars Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    NEW YORK & BEIJING--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce that former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, a Schwarzman Scholars Honorary Advisory Board member, will visit the future campus of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing this Sunday. Inspired by the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is designed to educate future world leaders about China.

  • Eros International Offers Top Rated Television Content on its Online Streaming Platform ErosNow Business Wire - 17 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Eros International plc (NYSE:EROS - News) (“Eros”), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, today announced that it is adding top rated Bollywood television programming to its large selection of movies and music content on its online streaming platform, ErosNow (www.erosnow.com). Speaking on the development, Rishika Lulla Singh, Chief Executive Officer of ErosNow said, “ErosNow is the only unique online streaming service in the world to offer both current and classic Bollywood blockbusters, music videos and popular television shows. The addition of even more premium television content offers our subscribers the instant access they crave to today’s most compelling and highly rated TV shows and series in India.” ErosNow is available across multiple platforms and provides subscribers with thousands of hours of free content through their PC, smartphone or tablet just by signing up for an ErosNow account.

  • Research and Markets: Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview to 2011-2015 Business Wire - 17 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zgz9pw/asia_pacific ) has announced the addition of PhoCusWright's new report "Asia Pacific Online Travel ...

  • MEGA’s HOPEX Platform Solves Enterprise Complexity Challenges Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    BOSTON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- MEGA has released a new version of its HOPEX platform, with advanced productivity and collaboration features, to meet enterprise transformation and governance challenges faced by the Global 2000. HOPEX powers MEGA’s broad range of integrated software solutions that help organizations meet complex, interconnected needs and achieve effective enterprise governance. The MEGA approach offers companies a way to innovate through digital transformation and improve performance through efficient corporate governance. With HOPEX and the solutions built upon it, MEGA has taken a bold step outside of the traditional enterprise architecture (EA), portfolio management and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) domains.

  • U.S. business optimism highest since 2004 Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Optimism for the nation’s economic outlook among U.S. business leaders reached its highest level since 2004, according to the latest data from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of more than 3,300 business leaders in 45 countries. In first quarter 2014, optimism among U.S. business leaders rose 30 percentage points to a net balance of 66 percent. Japanese business optimism increased 11 percentage points to a net balance of 17 percent. BRIC business optimism rose from a net balance of 22 percent to 40 percent, driven by a dramatic 26 percentage-point increase in Brazil.

  • Tenable Network Security Expands into Hong Kong to Meet Fast-Growing Demand for Network Security Sol … Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    HONG KONG--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Tenable Network Security, Inc., the world leader in real-time vulnerability, threat and compliance management, has expanded its presence in the Hong Kong market with the signing of a value-added distributor partnership with Data World Computer and Communications Ltd., a Hong Kong-based technology services and solutions company. The partnership adds Data World to the Tenable Edge Global Partner Network and signifies Tenable’s increasing support for customers in the fast-growing corporate network security market in the HKSAR. Tenable, with solutions used by more than 20,000 organizations globally, has more than 250 customers in Hong Kong and more than 500 customers in mainland China in government, financial institutions, e-commerce healthcare, higher education, retail and energy. “Tenable meets the critical security needs of governments, educational institutes and multinational corporations who are increasingly worried about network intrusion and hacker attacks,” said Ron Gula, CEO and co-founder of Tenable Network Security.

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Laminating Film Industry Report 2014 Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7gghfx/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Laminating Film Industry Report ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Ammonium Molybdate Industry Report 2014 Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wcn7mf/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Ammonium Molybdate Industry Report ...

  • PhotoDirector Mobile Extends CyberLink’s Award-Winning Photo Editing Capabilities To Android Phones Business Wire - 19 hours ago

    Following the release of PhotoDirector Mobile for Android Tablets in March, CyberLink is now extending the same extensive features to Android phones with an interface optimized for the smaller mobile phone screen. “After the release of PhotoDirector for Android tablets, we received significant feedback from users who wanted a version specifically optimized for Android mobile phones” said Alice H. Chang, CyberLink CEO.

  • KENTO MASUDA New Release "Loved One" April 16, 2014 Business Wire - 19 hours ago

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The long-awaited seventh CD of internationally acclaimed artist Kento Masuda, “Loved One”, was released on April 16, 2014. Produced by Kento Masuda and Gary Vandy, “Loved One” traces Kento’s musical journey while introducing a compelling spectrum of genres. Through the compositions featured in his new CD, Kento continues to define his individual and unique genre of music. “Loved One” was recorded at Gary Vandy’s Studio Center in Miami, which has produced recordings that have won 8 Grammy awards along with multiple platinum albums.

  • MAKERS Launches in China Business Wire - 19 hours ago

    NEW YORK & BEIJING--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- MAKERS, the first-of-its-kind multiplatform initiative from AOL becomes a global platform today with the launch of MAKERS in China. In partnership with Yang Lan, a ...

  • Astika Holdings, Inc. Proceeding with the Nantong Dredging Acquisition Business Wire - 20 hours ago

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Astika Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCQB:ASKH - News) a strategic acquisition company of service, agriculture and industrial companies from the Nantong Region in China announced today that it is finalizing the acquisition and accelerating the audit process in order to be able to bid on dredging projects in China, Australia and Africa. Total trade between Africa and China exploded from USD 10bn in 2000 to more than USD 200bn in 2012. Africa exports mainly raw materials to China, whereas Africa imports finished products.

  • Research and Markets: India Spices Market Outlook to FY'2018 Business Wire - 20 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x5ggkn/india_spices ) has announced the addition of the "India Spices Market Outlook to FY'2018" report ...

  • Research and Markets: Australia Water Coolers Report 2013-2017 with Coca-Cola Amatil Dominating the  … Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lt5r2j/australia_water ) has announced the addition of the "Australia Water Coolers Report 2013" report ...

  • Research and Markets: China Ultrasound Systems Market Outlook to 2020 Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bxqd9l/china_ultrasound ) has announced the addition of the "China Ultrasound Systems Market Outlook to 2020" ...

  • Vaupell to be Acquired by Sumitomo Bakelite Business Wire - 22 hours ago

    MIAMI--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $15 billion of equity capital under management, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its portfolio company Vaupell Holdings, Inc. (“Vaupell” or the “Company”) to Sumitomo Bakelite, Co., Ltd. Vaupell, headquartered in Seattle, WA, is a global leader in the development and production of thermoplastic interior solutions to the commercial aerospace industry. The Company’s ability to design and produce advanced, tight-tolerance parts and assemblies using highly-engineered resins and composites is unparalleled. Vaupell’s turnkey solutions span the full product lifecycle from design and product prototyping, to tooling and part production, to assembly and kitting.

  • NuGEN’s Novel Technology for RNA-Seq Extends to a Broad Range of Transcript Species Business Wire - 22 hours ago

    SAN CARLOS, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- NuGEN Technologies, Inc., a market leader in the development of sample preparation solutions for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications, has developed a novel ...

  • Research and Markets: China Energy Directory 2014 Business Wire - 22 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d65qhg/china_energy ) has announced the addition of the "China Energy Directory 2014" report to their ...

  • Research and Markets: China Bank & Insurance Directory 2014 Business Wire - 22 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qnm7lm/china_bank_and ) has announced the addition of the "China Bank & Insurance Directory 2014" report ...

  • Toshiba Wins Contract in Mexico to Supply Steam Turbines for Major Thermal Power Plant Retrofit and Modernization … Business Wire - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 5:50 PM AEST

    TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502), one of the world's leading suppliers of thermal power generation equipment, today announced that it has been selected to supply thermal power generation ...

  • Orange Business Services Helps Haier Upgrade Customer Service with Cloud Computing Business Wire - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 5:00 PM AEST

    BEIJING & PARIS--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Orange Business Services has won a three-year contract with Haier in China to implement and manage Flexible Computing Premium, a cloud computing solution. The initial deployment will allow Haier’s headquarters in China to connect with its after-sale service center in India over a cloud-based platform, enabling users to access business-critical applications anywhere, anytime. Part of Orange Business Services’ IaaS and IT services portfolio, Flexible Computing Premium is based on a modular industrialized catalog of cloud infrastructure and software management services ranging from the customer’s operating systems to its applications. It frees the IT team from its day-to-day operational tasks of managing cloud infrastructure and software to focus on more strategic projects.

  • THine Unveils Its New Interface Technology, I/OSpreader, That Can Reduce 16 Cables for Signal Transmission … Business Wire - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 4:00 PM AEST

    TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- THine Electronics, Inc. (JASDAQ:6769), the global leader in high-speed serial interface and provider of mixed-signal LSI, today announced its new interface technology, I/OSpreader, ...

  • Forrester: Enterprise Architecture In China Can’t Keep Up With Business Transformation Growth Business Wire - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 12:00 PM AEST

    BEIJING--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- For the past 20 years, China's economy has been one of the fastest-growing in the world across all industry verticals. Technology management professionals have been working very ...

  • MSCI Co-Hosts Q-Club Annual Conference 2014 Business Wire - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:30 AM AEST

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- MSCI Inc (NYSE: MSCI): Who/What: MSCI Inc (NYSE: MSCI), a global provider of investment decision support tools, will host the press at the 2014 Annual Q-Club Conference on Friday, ...

  • IneoQuest to Highlight Latest Video Analytics and Service Assurance Solutions at Broadband Asia & TV … Business Wire - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:00 AM AEST

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- IneoQuest Technologies, the global leader in video analytics and service assurance solutions, today announced that it will be featuring its solutions for Monetizing the Video ...

  • AGC Supplies All Glass for Arena Corinthians Business Wire - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:00 AM AEST

    TOKYO & SAO PAULO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- AGC , a world-leading supplier of glass, chemicals, ceramics and other high-tech materials and components, today announced the company has become the sole-source supplier ...

  • CIPFE 2014 To Be Held in July: Attracting Delegations From a Number of Countries Business Wire - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:00 AM AEST

    BEIJING--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Beijing International Import Food Expo 2014 (“CIPFE 2014”) is to be held in the Beijing Exhibition Center on July 4-6, 2014. CIPFE 2014, jointly organised by China Chamber of International Commerce (“CCOIC”) and Zhenwei Exhibition Group, has attracted nearly 300 international food companies from over 30 countries and regions, including the US, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan and South Korea, etc., and will achieve an exhibition floor space of around 10 thousand square meters. It is reported that the expo is the only national-level import food exposition held in Beijing, China. This expo platform enables international food enterprises to enter China’s marketplace more efficiently and rapidly, directly landing onto the world’s largest consumer market in a short time.

  • Toshiba's Paper Reusing System Saves Paper Wastage in Logistics Business Wire - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 8:40 AM AEST

    TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Toshiba TEC, a global leader in printing, imaging solutions and services, is proud to announce to the Logistics industry, the e-STUDIO306LP/RD30. Internal documents within the business have been streamlined to be printed, archived and erased.