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SES Board of Directors appoints three new members to its Executive Committee LUXEMBOURG -Friday, February 24th 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG)  (LuxX:SESG) announced that in yesterday’s meeting the Board of Directors appointed Steve Collar, John Purvis and Evie Roos as new members to its Executive Committee. Steve Collar will join in his current role as CEO of O3b Networks, John...

PEARL by OT® eSE Obtains Certification for Mobile Payment Services in China COLOMBES, France -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announces that the newly released version of its embedded Secure Element, PEARL by OT®, has obtained MTPS Chinese certification for mobile payment services. MTPS...

International Security Alliance Announced in Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar] [fr]  

A 7-nation international security alliance was recently announced in Abu Dhabi to serve as a working group to confront organized and transnational crime. The announcement was made in the presence of Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and the interior...

GRI G4, the most widely used sustainability reporting framework globally Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar] [fr]

Sustainability reporters across the globe have been using the GRI Guidelines for the past 15 years. GRI reports have been published from more than 90 countries around the world, with thousands of organisations referencing the guidelines to create the leading framework for sustainability...

GSMA Urges Policymakers to Advance the Digital Economy in New Report LONDON -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today launched a new report that encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and promote development of digital economies, building an inclusive digital future for their citizens. The report, “Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for...

MetLife is First U.S. Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality NEW YORK -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has achieved its 2015 goal of carbon neutrality, becoming the first U.S.-based insurer to do so. MetLife achieved carbon neutrality by integrating sustainability and energy efficiency best practices across the company’s...

Greg Williams, from NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, to Keynote Capability Counts 2017... PITTSBURGH -Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ar] [fr]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a recent CMMI Institute study, nearly 50% of organizations reported that they don’t have standard processes in place that enable them to adapt their capabilities quickly to opportunities. And, now more than ever, leaders must ensure their organizations deliver above and...

OT and Octo Telematics Revolutionize Car Sharing with EasyOpen by Omoove, a Service Powered by OT’s Secure IoT... COLOMBES, France -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, and Omoove, a company by Octo Telematics, a European leader in providing innovative technological solutions dedicated to shared mobility, today announced that they are...

Panasonic Takes Part in the "One Year to Go" to Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Event OSAKA, Japan -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) took part in the "One Year to Go" event as well as the test events for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (Korea), which began on February 9, 2018. The "One Year to Go" event took place on February 9, 2017 (organized by the...

Jordanian Consul General Visits AURAK Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]  

His Excellency Dr. Sa’ed Radaideh, consul general of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has visited the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) to congratulate AURAK for the academic recognition of its programs in Jordan. After meeting Professor Hassan...

Hype Energy Drinks Eye Growth and Expansion in Middle East & Asia in 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]  

Hype Energy returns for the 5th year in a row to Gulfood 2017, the region’s largest food and beverage trade platform, to further consolidate its footprint in the Middle East while looking for expansion opportunities in Asia. At stand C38 in Za’abeel’s new hall number 4 in the Dubai...

The Internet of the Seas Sets Sail LONDON -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) is developing smart telemetry tags using Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) technology to track and monitor the movement of harbour seals and research their population decline. NB-IoT is a Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) technology...

GSMA Report Shows High Spectrum Prices Threaten High Quality, Affordable Mobile Broadband Services LONDON -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today published ‘Effective Spectrum Pricing’, a research report on spectrum pricing, including the impact on consumers. The study, developed in collaboration with NERA Economic Consulting, links high spectrum prices to more expensive, lower quality mobile broadband...

Toshiba Now Shipping Samples of 64-Layer, 512-gigabit 3D Flash Memory TOKYO -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has today unveiled the latest addition in its industry-leading line-up of BiCS FLASH™ three-dimensional flash memory with a stacked cell structure*1, a 64-layer device that achieves a 512-gigabit (64-gigabytes) capacity with 3-bit-per-cell...

Huawei Takes Home the (MRM) Business Innovation Award Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]  

In recognition of its innovative services to customers and strict commitment to quality standards, Huawei, the leading global ITC solutions provider, won the 1st Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Innovation Award, in the Services category. During a glitzy ceremony that took place...

Advantest and W2BI to Exhibit Advanced Test Solutions at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27-March 2 SAN JOSE, Calif, -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE:6857) and W2BI, Inc., an Advantest Group company whose test automation products help customers quickly launch new high-quality smart devices, will showcase their newest test and test automation products...

Dubai Airports: Concourse D Welcomes 16.6 million Passengers in First Year Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar] [fr]  

Concourse D marks its first anniversary on February 24 following a successful inaugural year that saw over 16.6 million passengers enjoy its customer-friendly design and top-flight retail and food and beverage offering. Concourse D, which represents the final major piece of infrastructure to...

TransCore Granted an Additional Five-Year Contract Extension on Salik Toll System in Dubai NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) has extended its contract with TransCore through 2021 to provide customer service operations and maintenance services on the award-winning Salik Toll System. TransCore will also provide system upgrades and enhancements, including...

Painting with Fire: Artist Uses Flame of a Zippo Windproof Lighter to Create Striking Art LONDON -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar] [fr]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Iconic American brand Zippo has launched a captivating video showcasing the genius of Canadian artist, Steven Spazuk. Known as the Fire Artist, Steven realised the fascinating ‘fumage’ technique, which casts aside traditional tools such as paintbrushes in favour of...

TSYS Signs Payments Agreement with ibq COLUMBUS, Ga. & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, February 21st 2017 [ar] [fr]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced today that one of the oldest banks in Qatar, International Bank of Qatar (ibq), has signed an agreement to license TSYS’ future-focused PRIMESM payment solutions platform. ibq has selected PRIME to manage all of its Visa and MasterCard credit and...