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July 21, 2017

India's wealthiest man Mukesh Ambani on Friday announced the launch of Jio 'intelligent' phone, offering life-long free voice calls bundled with 4G data streaming at an 'effective price of zero'.

Ambani, who had taken the telecom sector by surprise with free voice calls and data last year, announced the next leap at the company's 40th shareholder meeting on Friday.

The phone, targeted at 50 crore feature phone users in the country, will be available for pre-booking from August 24 on payment of a refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500.

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July 20, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total and base orders grew 3%1; higher orders in all regions
  • Revenues up 1%
  • Operational EBITA margin2 12.4%, dampened this quarter by commodity prices and some overcapacity
  • Net income $525 million
  • Cash flow from operating activities $467 million reflects timing of short-term incentive payments
  • Net working capital as a percentage of revenues 14.1%, reduced 90 bps on an annual basis
  • Active portfolio management: B&R acquisition closed July 6, KEYMILE’s communication business to be acquired Q3

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July 20, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- The GSMA provided further updates for the upcoming Mobile World Congress Americas, including several recently confirmed keynote speakers, new programs and events, and additional exhibitors and partners. Mobile World Congress Americas will take place September 12-14, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

“We have just under two months left to go before the mobile world congregates in San Francisco for our inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We have an amazing event lined up, from the conference"...

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July 20, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, today announced that its embedded secure element designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), IoThrive Tiny SE+, has obtained the highest level CSPN1 security certification. IoThrive Tiny SE+ is the first embedded secure element of its kind to receive this certification awarded by the French security agency ANSSI2. OT-Morpho developed the IoThrive Tiny SE+ to manage identities and secure data in any non-cellular network. In the rapidly evolving IoT market, product security validation and certification is critical, especially in an age where every device can now become a target for hackers. Being able to guarantee privacy and security in the Internet of Things will be key for the market success of connected objects. In contrast to other programs, CSPN certification covers not only the hardware, but also the software of the product. It confirms the security robustness of the whole IoThrive Tiny SE+ product. Jean-Yves Bernard, Security Manager at StarChip, a subsidiary of OT-Morpho, explained: “To achieve CSPN certification, all components of the solution were tested with means and methods that a hacker would use in the field. Passing these tests creates real confidence in our product’s ability to resist to any attack. This certification is yet another proof of our commitment to deliver products that can be fully trusted......

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July 19, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Continuing its quest to democratize investing for all, The invest.com Group is today announcing an upcoming token generation event for Stox, a new prediction-based trading platform. invest.com was founded in 2014, employs a team of 200 across five countries, has 3M registered clients, and generated $50M in annual revenue for 2016. Stox will be issued as a smart token using the Bancor protocol, which the team has evaluated to be the best blockchain based liquidity solution. STX will hold BNT in its reserve which would guarantee continuous and high liquidity, enabling anyone to purchase STX directly through the smart token with Ether, as well as liquidate STX back to Ether — notably, with low slippage and no spread. “We are excited to collaborate with Stox and support their effort to become a pioneer member in the Bancor network. We believe that the guaranteed liquidity and the stability of STX will benefit token holders, the Stox project at large and provide a strong case study for the Bancor protocol,” said Eyal Hertzog, Chief of Product, Bancor. This token generation event will allow Stox to develop a prediction market trading platform that allows STX holders to use crowdsourced information and their own predictions to forecast the outcome of any event, across a wide range of categories. Smart contracts will manage the reconciliation based on the probability of outcomes, crowd sizes......

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July 19, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Nuvias, a rapidly growing, pan-EMEA, high value distribution business, today announced that it has achieved Platinum partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Platinum level membership, Oracle has recognized Nuvias for its in-depth expertise and excellence in Oracle Communications Session Border Controller (SBC) and Operations Monitoring solutions. This achievement further strengthens the EMEA product portfolio for the recently launched Nuvias Unified Communications (UC) Practice, which resulted from the acquisition of leading UC specialist SIPHON Networks at the end of 2016. Oracle Communications’ SBC will form the core part of a range of Nuvias’ end-to-end UC solution packages aimed at the service provider and enterprise reseller markets. These include the Nuvias Hosted Unified Communications Package, integrated with Broadsoft UC cloud technology, as well as the Nuvias SIP Trunking, Cloud Connector and Assured Trunk packages. Nuvias will roll-out these new Oracle-based solutions across EMEA with a focus on DACH*, France, Italy, Spain, the Nordics and the Middle East, through established Nuvias regional sales and support operations. Oracle......

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July 18, 2017

With a view of providing state-of-the-art gaming experience, BenQ launches the ZOWIE XL2546 e-sport monitor with Dynamic Accuracy (DyAcTM) Technology for gamers to suit their personal preference.

Since its worldwide release early this year, the XL2540 has become the monitor of choice for tournaments such as ESL Pro League Season 5, ESL ONE Cologne, PGL, DreamHack Open Series and other tournaments with competitive FPS titles.

With added technology of DyACTM, the new XL2546 provides increased movement clarity in-game with the same improved smoothness that was introduced"...

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July 18, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Nominum™, the DNS-based security and services innovation leader, announced today it is kicking off “Cyber Insider,” a monthly webinar series with Nominum’s security and data science team that will provide detailed discussions about emerging cybersecurity threats. Based on analysis of over 100 billion Domain Name System (DNS) queries per day from service provider networks around the globe, the Nominum team will discuss the evolving threat landscape, detection techniques and aversion methods – with a focus on the vast majority of threats that involve DNS to propagate themselves. The first webinar in the series will examine the recent Petya attack and is being held at 9am PDT / 12noon EDT on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Subsequent webinars will be conducted on the third Tuesday of every month through December 2017. During the webinars, experts will address such issues as: How hackers innovate with ransomware attacks such as WannaCry How an Advanced Persistent Attack (APT) appears from an attacker’s and defender’s point of view The channels hackers most commonly use to launch phishing and other malware attacks The best approaches for individuals and businesses to defend themselves against new and evolving threats Specific topics for each webinar will be decided based on the most compelling recent threat activity and related insights from the Nominum Data Science team.......

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July 18, 2017

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today introduced a revision to its Statement of Ethical Professional Practice (SEPP), designed to help guide the ethical aspects of the business, as well as personal decisions of IMA members and other management accounting professionals. The SEPP, effective July 1, 2017, replaces the previous version published in 2005 and reflects changes in the business and regulatory environment, as well as the globalization of the management accounting profession.

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July 18, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the signing of a supply agreement to advance high-speed broadband access to the citizens of Australia. The executed supply agreement covers software, hardware and services, which includes commitments from both companies to support the ongoing nationwide network rollout.

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