Companies news of 2017-03-24 (page 1)

  • Astea International Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Conference Call
  • Honeywell To Release First Quarter Financial Results And Hold Its Investor Conference Call...
  • Oracle Statement in Support of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act
  • LookSmart Group Effects 1 For 100 Reverse Stock Split, To Deregister, Applies To Become...
  • Salesforce Named a Leader in B2C Commerce Suites by Independent Research Firm
  • Sonus Drives Microsoft Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition Deployments with Sonus...
  • Concentrix Ranked #1 In "Ability To Execute" In Gartner Magic Quadrant8th Time in Leaders...
  • Creative Realities, Inc. Schedules Earnings Call for Year Ended December 31, 2016
  • SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. (OTC:SMKG) expands its Fintech Accelerator Offering for...
  • Inspired Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Listing Determination; To Request Hearing
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  • Level 3 Sets First Quarter 2017 Earnings Call Date
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    Astea International Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Conference Call

    HORSHAM, Pa., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Astea International Inc. (OTCQB: ATEA), will release the company's fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results on Friday, March 31, 2017. Immediately following, management will host a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet. Zack Bergreen, Chief Executive Officer, and Rick Etskovitz, Chief Financial Officer will host the call.

    March 31(st), 2017
    4:30 p.m. ET
    http://www.astea.com

    The conference call can be found under the subheading, "About Us," and then "Investors," or use the following URL to access the link: http://www.astea.com/about_investors.asp. To listen to the live call via the Internet, please go to the website at least fifteen minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. To listen to the live call via the telephone, please call 1-800-862-9098. For calls from outside North America, please dial 1-785-424-1051. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available, via the Internet, two hours after the call.

    About Astea International
    Astea International is a global provider of software solutions that offer all the cornerstones of service lifecycle management, including customer management, service management, asset management, forward and reverse logistics management and mobile workforce management and optimization. Astea's solutions link processes, people, parts, and data to empower companies and provide the agility they need to achieve sustainable value in less time, and successfully compete in a global economy. Since 1979, Astea has been helping more than 600 companies drive even higher levels of customer satisfaction with faster response times and proactive communication, creating a seamless, consistent and highly personalized experience at every customer relationship touch point.

    www.astea.com. Service Smart. Enterprise Proven.

    (C) 2017 Astea International Inc. Astea and Astea Alliance are trademarks of Astea International Inc. All other company and product names contained herein are trademarks of the respective holders.

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    Astea International Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations Contacts: Astea International, Rick Etskovitz,
    Chief Financial Officer, 215-682-2500, retskovitz@astea.com

    Web site: http://www.astea.com/




    Honeywell To Release First Quarter Financial Results And Hold Its Investor Conference Call On Friday, April 21

    MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell will issue its first quarter financial results before the opening of The New York Stock Exchange on Friday, April 21. The company will also hold a conference call with investors at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

    Conference Call Details

    To participate on the conference call, please dial (888) 349-9618 (domestic) or (719) 325-2385 (international) approximately ten minutes before the 9:30 a.m. EDT start. Please mention to the operator that you are dialing in for Honeywell's first quarter 2017 earnings call or provide the conference code HON1Q17. You can hear a replay of the conference call from 1:30 p.m. EDT, April 21, until 1:30 p.m. EDT, April 28, by dialing (888) 203-1112 (domestic) or (719) 457-0820 (international). The access code is 7717044.

    Presentation Materials / Webcast Details

    A real-time audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://www.honeywell.com/investor, where related materials will be posted prior to the presentation and a replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the presentation.

    Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

    Contacts: Media Investor Relations Robert C. Ferris Mark Macaluso (973) 455-3388 (973) 455-2222 rob.ferris@honeywell.com mark.macaluso@honeywell.com

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    Honeywell

    Web site: http://www.honeywell.com/




    Oracle Statement in Support of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Oracle commends Chairmen Grassley and Goodlatte, Ranking Members Feinstein and Conyers, and Senator Leahy on the introduction of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act. Making the head of the Copyright Office a Presidential appointee, subject to advice and consent of the Senate, is an important first step in a series of needed reforms that will empower the Copyright Office to better serve the public interest and meet the Constitutional mandate to 'promote the progress of science and useful arts.'

    Creative industries that rely on copyright protection--including the software industry--contribute $1.1 trillion to the U.S. GDP and support 5.5 million U.S. jobs. Oracle invests nearly $6 billion annually in software R&D and employs 35,000 developers. Copyright plays a critical role in protecting the innovation that flows from these substantial investments. Indeed, robust copyright protection is particularly important in today's digital economy, where unauthorized copying of creative works is often trivially easy.

    A strong and effective Copyright Office needs independent and highly qualified leadership. As Senators Grassley, Feinstein and Leahy and Congressmen Goodlatte and Conyers have noted, elevating the Register of Copyrights to a Presidential appointment with Senate confirmation will ensure that all stakeholders have an opportunity to provide input into the selection of future Registers of Copyright through their elected officials. This selection process will be both more transparent and more rigorous. Elevating the Register will also place the position on equal footing with other senior government officials responsible for developing and administering the nation's intellectual property, competition, and trade laws and policies. The change will raise the profile of the Copyright Office within the U.S. government and abroad, reflecting the significant and expanding role that U.S. copyright plays in the American and global economies.

    Oracle strongly supports the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act and urges its rapid adoption. We look forward to working with Chairmen Grassley and Goodlatte, Ranking Members Feinstein and Conyers, Senator Leahy, and other members of the Judiciary Committees to move this bill forward and to take additional steps to adopt other important Copyright Office reforms outlined in the House Judiciary Committee's December 8, 2016 policy proposal. Together, these reforms will provide the operational independence, stable funding, and modern IT infrastructure that the Copyright Office needs to meet the demands of the 21st century economy," said Dorian Daley, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, Oracle.

    About Oracle
    Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle , visit www.oracle.com.

    Trademarks
    Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Deborah Hellinger, Oracle Corporate Communications, 212.508.7935,
    Deborah.hellinger@oracle.com

    Web site: http://www.oracle.com/




    LookSmart Group Effects 1 For 100 Reverse Stock Split, To Deregister, Applies To Become OTC Pink Current/Alternative Reporting

    HENDERSON, Nev., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LookSmart Group, Inc. (the "Company") announced today that it completed a merger with LookSmart Capital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary incorporated in the State of Nevada, with the surviving entity retaining its name "LookSmart Group, Inc." Additionally, the plan of merger provided for an exchange ratio of 1:100, which has the practical effect of a 1 for 100 reverse split of the Company's common stock.

    This corporate action was approved by the Company's Board of Directors as authorized by Nevada corporate law. The effective 1 for 100 reverse stock split effected by the merger was effective on March 23, 2017 upon final approval by FINRA which was granted on March 21, 2017. The Company's trading symbol will be LKSTD for 20 business days. After 20 business days, the symbol will change back to LKST. The company also applied to be an OTC Pink Current/Alternative Reporting company as defined here: https://www.otcmarkets.com/marketplaces/otc-pink

    After the reverse split, the shares outstanding of the company will be approximately 57,680 shares. The company will pay the cash-out of fractional shares at an amount equal to the pro-rata $20 per share, compared to the 10-day average market price of $9.80 per share based on the closing price of March 22nd, 2017.

    The Company is undertaking the reverse stock split to reduce the number of record shareholders to fewer than 300 so that the Company can deregister its common stock and suspend its public reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). The Company has filed a Form 15 with the SEC.

    Mike Onghai, the CEO of LookSmart Group, said, "This decision reflects our careful consideration, as a small public company, of a number of factors, including the significant cost of compliance with the many SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and the management time needed to satisfy those requirements. We expect to reduce substantial costs while freeing up valuable management time that can be applied to more productive initiatives. At this point in time, the management's resources, more than anything else, should be focused on increasing the cash flow of the business."

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements," including statements related to our expectations related to cost savings and the use of management time. Forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms such as "anticipate", "believe", "anticipate", "confident", "could", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "plan", "predict", "project", "target", "will" and other similar terms. These statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, actual results and future events could differ materially from those projected, and we caution stockholders not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Risks and uncertainties exist related to the Company and its business due to a number of factors, including the statements under "Risk Factors" contained in our periodic reports filed with the SEC. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We intend these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the date of this press release and undertake no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or changes in our expectations, except as required by law.

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    LookSmart Group, Inc.



    Salesforce Named a Leader in B2C Commerce Suites by Independent Research Firm

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the world's #1 CRM company and Intelligent Customer Success Platform, today announced Salesforce Commerce Cloud, now called Commerce Cloud Einstein, was named a leader by Forrester Research in its report, The Forrester Wave(TM): B2C Commerce Suites, Q1 2017.

    Salesforce Commerce Cloud Einstein received the highest possible score for market presence. The report stated, "As one customer observed, 'The integration of commerce into the Salesforce ecosystem of marketing, services, and sales is a potential unbeatable combination.' Salesforce Commerce Cloud continues to be a strong option for retailers looking for an established, highly-scalable SaaS solution with market-leading personalization and promotions commerce capabilities. Salesforce also shows compelling over-the-horizon potential in the realm of AI and data-driven decision-making with its Salesforce Einstein capabilities."

    "The connected consumer is transforming commerce, creating new opportunities for brands to make the entire commerce experience smarter, more personal and engaging," said Jeff Barnett, CEO, Commerce Cloud, Salesforce. "With Commerce Cloud Einstein, brands have the fastest path to unified commerce, all powered by Einstein AI to deliver intelligent experiences for shoppers across digital and in-store."

    Today, the costly legacy systems that many brands and retailers use to power their commerce do not support the entire customer journey and lack the flexibility required to connect the variety of channels consumers use for shopping. To stay competitive in this quickly changing landscape, brands need a platform that allows them to engage directly with shoppers on any channel and deliver a personalized experience throughout the customer lifecycle.

    Commerce Cloud Einstein powers commerce operations across all points of sale, including web, social, mobile, in-store and more. The leading enterprise cloud commerce solution, it allows the world's top retail brands to continuously innovate in the complex, consumer-driven world. Commerce Cloud powers more than 2,000 commerce sites in 53 countries, with more than $16 billion in merchandise sold in 2016.

    As part of the world's #1 CRM platform, Commerce Cloud is uniquely positioned to empower companies to deliver a consistent brand experience throughout the customer lifecycle. By leveraging Salesforce's leading sales, service, marketing, communities, analytics, IoT and platform solutions, brands and retailers can ensure every engagement, no matter the channel or device, is completely unified.

    Additional Information

    --  The 2017 Forrester Wave for B2C Commerce Suites is available here:
    https://sfdc.co/bvwUwC
    --  Learn more about Salesforce Commerce Cloud here:
    https://www.salesforce.com/products/marketing-cloud/overview/
    

    Connect with Salesforce Commerce Cloud

    --  Like Salesforce Commerce Cloud on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/CommerceCloud
    --  Follow @CommerceCloud on Twitter
    

    About Salesforce
    Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce , visit: http://www.salesforce.com.

    Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Salesforce applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

    Salesforce, Salesforce Service Cloud and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

    (C) 2017 salesforce.com. All rights reserved.

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    CONTACT: Joe Ciarallo, Salesforce, 415-836-6628, jciarallo@salesforce.com

    Web site: http://www.salesforce.com/




    Sonus Drives Microsoft Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition Deployments with Sonus Cloud LinkSonus Cloud Link is Miercom Performance Verified for Delivering Industry Best Performance and Security for Cloud Connector Edition Appliance Deployments

    WESTFORD, Mass., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Key Takeaways:

    --  Miercom performance testing validates Sonus Cloud Link's ability to
    efficiently, securely and quickly deploy Microsoft((R)) Skype for
    Business Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) at scale.
    --  Sonus signed an outbound license and distribution agreement with
    Microsoft, enabling Sonus to deliver CCE in its pre-packaged appliance
    at an unmatched price point and scale.
    --  Third-party Skype for Business experts highlight Sonus Cloud Link in
    industry publications, driving CCE deployments with Sonus Cloud Link.
    

    Sonus Networks, Inc. , a global leader in securing Cloud and real-time communications, announced today that Miercom, a leading independent testing and certification firm, verified the performance and security of the Sonus Cloud Link solution. By combining this verification with the Microsoft outbound license and distribution agreement and in close collaboration with independent industry experts working with Sonus Cloud Link, Sonus is demonstrating its commitment to help partners and customers quickly and easily deploy Microsoft CCE for Office 365 Cloud PBX.

    Miercom's Performance and Security Assessment
    Through extensive testing, Miercom concluded that Sonus Cloud Link:

    --  Reliably scales up to 500 simultaneous Skype for Business calls;
    --  Successfully protects against Denial of Service (DoS) and protocol
    fuzzing attacks on both private and public interfaces without any
    dropped calls;
    --  Integrates Skype for Business with third-party SIP equipment as well as
    legacy systems based on TDM and analog telephony; and
    --  Takes one hour to set up when using the CCE Configuration Wizard versus
    a multiple-hour manual setup effort.
    

    Download a free copy of the Miercom report.

    Microsoft Distribution Agreement
    Sonus recently signed an outbound license and distribution agreement with Microsoft. This agreement enables Sonus to sell Microsoft CCE code embedded on the Sonus Cloud Link appliance to its global partner and customer base at an unmatched price point and scale.

    Guide to CCE for Cloud PBX with Sonus Cloud Link
    Westcon Business Unit Leader for Microsoft UC and Microsoft MVP Thomas Poett provided a detailed CCE configuration guide of Sonus Cloud Link. Read the guide.

    Skype for Business CCE Configuration Video with Sonus SBC
    Office Servers and Services MVP Lasse Nordvik Wedo reviews best practices when configuring an SBC with CCE for PSTN connectivity. Watch the video.

    Quotes:
    "Sonus has the solution for appliance-based Microsoft CCE deployments, which makes it simple for customers to migrate to Office 365 Cloud PBX," said Mykola Konrad, vice president, Product Management and Marketing, Sonus. "And with verification from Miercom, customers can be assured that Sonus Cloud Link will reliably secure their network in the most extreme network conditions without compromise."

    "The results from our test confirm that Sonus Cloud Link delivers impressive, incredibly reliable performance and security under the highest levels of network attacks," said Robert Smithers, CEO, Miercom. "With an easy-to-use CCE Configuration Wizard, we can also confirm that Sonus Cloud Link is simple to deploy, in less than one hour. For these reasons, we are pleased to award Sonus Cloud Link the Miercom Performance Verified Certification."

    Other Facts:

    --  Sonus will be attending Enterprise Connect at Booth 601.
    --  The full Sonus Session Border Controller portfolio is Skype for Business
    certified.
    --  The Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 received 2016 Unified Communications
    Product of the Year awards from TMCnet.
    

    Additional Resources:

    --  Learn more about Sonus Cloud Link.
    --  Watch this short video to see how Sonus Cloud Link significantly reduces
    installation times up to 90 percent.
    

    About Sonus:
    Sonus brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions to its customers by securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can secure and prioritize real-time communications, while service providers can deliver reliable, secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications. Sonus offers an award-winning portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), Policy/Routing servers and Media/Signaling gateways. Visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS. Follow Sonus on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

    Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
    The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Sonus' business, please refer to the "Risk Factors" section of Sonus' most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus' views only as of the date on which such statement is made and should not be relied upon as representing Sonus' views as of any subsequent date. While Sonus may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Sonus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

    For Sonus:
    Jason Vancura, +1-978-614-8321
    jvancura@sonusnet.com

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    Web site: http://www.sonus.net/en/




    Concentrix Ranked #1 In "Ability To Execute" In Gartner Magic Quadrant8th Time in Leaders Quadrant for Vision and Execution

    FREMONT, Calif., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gartner has ranked Concentrix as a "Leader" in its 2016 Customer Management BPO Magic Quadrant, rating Concentrix in first place in "Ability to Execute" and third place for "Completeness of Vision." This marks the eighth year that Concentrix has been ranked in the "Leaders" category.

    Concentrix President Chris Caldwell said, "Gartner's ranking of Concentrix validates the commitment of our global staff. Our passion and innovation are essential in creating exceptional customer engagement and superior business performance for our clients. We are fanatical about our clients and it shows in our daily execution."

    Notable in Concentrix's ranking was its strategic insight, extensive operational expertise, global reach, and ability to transform and optimize operations to improve its clients' customer experience and customer lifecycle management objectives.

    "Concentrix is honored by Gartner's continued recognition," said Jyllene Miller, Concentrix Senior Vice President, Marketing and Client Engagement. "We focus on creating effortless, high value customer interactions for our clients and providing better business outcomes. We are pleased that the Gartner Magic Quadrant ranking includes direct client feedback and recognizes our leadership in both vision and execution."

    About the Magic Quadrant
    Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    About Concentrix
    Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation , is a leading business services company. We focus on customer engagement and improving business outcomes for over 450 global clients across six continents. Our 100,000+ staff deliver technology-infused, omni-channel customer experience management, marketing optimization, digital, consulting, analytics and back office solutions in 40+ languages from 125+ delivery centers. We serve automotive; banking and financial services; insurance; healthcare; technology; consumer electronics; media and communications; retail and e-commerce; travel and transportation; and energy and public sector clients. Visit www.concentrix.com to learn more.

    About SYNNEX
    SYNNEX Corporation , a Fortune 500 corporation and a leading business process services company, provides a comprehensive range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry, as well as outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy to a broad range of enterprises. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products and also provides systems design and integration solutions. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in numerous countries throughout North and South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

    (C) 2017 Concentrix Corporation. All Rights Reserved. SYNNEX and CONCENTRIX are registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation, Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off., used under permission. All other names and marks are the property of their respective holders.

    SNX-G

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    CONTACT: Susan Wagy, +1 314-960-4084, media@concentrix.com

    Web site: http://www.concentrix.com/




    Creative Realities, Inc. Schedules Earnings Call for Year Ended December 31, 2016

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Realities, Inc. ("Creative Realities," "CRI," or the "Company") (OTCQB: CREX), a leading provider of digital marketing solutions, announced plans to report its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 after the market closes. A conference call with management to review the results is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:00 am Eastern Time. The call will be hosted by Rick Mills, Chief Executive Officer, and John Walpuck, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer.

    Prior to the call, participants should register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2020898355321092867. Once registered, participants can use the weblink provided in the registration email to dial-in by phone or use your computer to listen to the live webcast.

    Following the live webcast, a replay will be available approximately two hours after the webcast on our website for at least 30 days.

    About Creative Realities, Inc.
    Creative Realities helps retailers and brands use the latest technologies to inspire shopper engagement in and around the Store. Founded 16 years ago, the firm's evolving client base has led to recognized leadership in deploying technology aligned with strategic and consumer behavior goals at Retail. The firm has created and delivered consumer/shopper experiences, designs and installs high-end audio-visual networks, and is actively providing recurring SaaS and support services across diverse categories: Automotive, Apparel & Accessories, Banking, Baby/Children, Beauty, CPG, Department Stores, Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH), Electronics, Fashion, Fitness, Foodservice/QSR, Financial Services, Gaming, Luxury, Mass Merchants, Mobile Operators, and Pharmacy Retail.

    Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements
    This press release contains certain statements that would be deemed "forward-looking statements" under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and includes, among other things, discussions of our business strategies, future operations and capital resources. Words such as "may," "likely," "anticipate," "expect" and "believe" indicate forward-looking statements.

    These forward-looking statements may reflect management's present expectations and estimates regarding future expenses, revenue and profitability, trends affecting our financial condition and results of operations, operating efficiencies, revenue opportunities, potential new markets, and the ability of the Company to effectively compete in a highly competitive market. Nevertheless, and despite the fact that management's expectations and estimates are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable and data management believes to be reliable, the Company's actual results, performance, or achievements are subject to future risks and uncertainties, any of which could materially affect the Company's actual performance. Risks and uncertainties that could affect such performance include, but are not limited to: the adequacy of funds for future operations; future expenses, revenue and profitability; trends affecting financial condition and results of operations; ability to convert proposals into customer orders; the ability of customers to pay for products and services; the impact of changing customer requirements upon revenue recognition; customer cancellations; the availability and terms of additional capital; ability to develop new products; dependence on key suppliers, manufacturers and strategic partners; industry trends and the competitive environment; the impact of the Company's financial condition upon customer and prospective customer relationships; and the impact of losing one or more senior executives or failing to attract additional key personnel. These and other risk factors are discussed in Company reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Given these uncertainties, and the fact that forward-looking statements represent management's estimates and assumption as of the date of this press release, you should not attribute undue certainty to these forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, even if new information becomes available in the future.

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    Creative Realities, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: John Walpuck, Chief Operating Officer
    & Chief Financial Officer, Creative Realities, Inc., Tel: (949) 228-7777,
    john@cri.com

    Web site: http://www.cri.com/




    SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. (OTC:SMKG) expands its Fintech Accelerator Offering for Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) to Prepare for Biometrics, BlockChain & AI interoperability

    NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc joining the ranks of the major Fortune 1000 companies to grow the Fintech market segment. The company's proprietary technology & expertise in the Payment industry creates a unique opportunity to set & implement trending technology in the Tech Startup sector focused on Financial Technology.

    Fintech Strategy

    SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. strategy is built on compounded years of experience & success both developing and deploying payment solutions globally for individual customers as well as Banks & Telecoms. The company's management works with Acquirer & Issuer Members of the Major Card networks to underwrite the risk for these new technologies. This allows management to introduce the ISV's and outline the risk factors. Once exposing any factors that may pose a risk and then working towards compliancy removing the unknown for Financial Institutions to better evaluate their underlying risk for their markets.

    CEO Massimo Barone Stated "Our approach is simple but our expertise is broad as we have the know how to deliver EMV & Card not-present payment technology "end to end". This is so fundamental to our clients and to our growth process which allows us to tap into an abundance of Startup's that are being well capitalized in the Fintech segment and the expertise required, being specific compliancy and commercialization, which can hamper their success and timelines if not planned throughout the development process. In addition with several new tools & utilities becoming part of standard security and functionality today, it's become critical to clearly comprehend their interoperability path and how these new technologies will become layered into the development planning."

    About Fintech - Payment Services Industry Trends

    Global Fintech funding continues to grow. After it hit $19 billion in total in 2015, worldwide Fintech funding hit $15 billion by mid-August 2016. The U.S., Europe, and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region led the way in attracting the most Fintech investment.

    Accelerators and incubators set up by legacy players and their tech partners are encouraging this growth, as these programs place Fintech companies on the cutting edge of business ideas, along with a first-mover advantage if they want to invest in or acquire startups.

    source; http://www.businessinsider.com/the-fintech-report-2016-financial-industry-trends-and-investment-2016-12

    About SmartCard Marketing Systems, Inc.

    SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. is a Fintech payment accelerator Co & solutions provider to the payments industry, delivering cloud-based EMV host Acquiring & Issuing solutions to banks, telecoms and enterprise customers. In addition, the company's in-house advisory services offer customers proprietary software solutions including Genorocity.com, a coupon and incentive platform for the Retail & Events industry, Check21SAAS.com a Remote Deposit Check solution for X9 clearing and VelocityMWallet.com, a transaction payment ecosystem for alternative payment solutions & processing. For more information, go to www.smartcardmarketingsystems.com.

    We Seek Safe Harbor

    SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc (SMKG)

    CONTACT: news@smartcardmarketingsystems.com, 1 -844-THE- PAYMENT

    Web site: www.smartcardmarketingsystems.com/




    Inspired Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Listing Determination; To Request Hearing

    NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (the "Company") today announced that on March 21, 2017, the Company received notice from the Listing Qualifications Staff (the "Staff") of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") that, based upon the Company's non-compliance with the minimum round lot shareholder requirements for the listing of its common stock and warrants on The Nasdaq Capital Market under Nasdaq Listing Rules 5505(a)(3) and 5515(a)(4), respectively, the Company's securities would be subject to delisting from Nasdaq unless the Company timely requests a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the "Panel"). The Company intends to timely request a hearing before the Panel, which request will stay any delisting action by Nasdaq at least pending the issuance of the Panel's decision following the hearing and the expiration of any extension of time granted to the Company by the Panel. The Panel has the discretion to grant the Company an extension through no later than September 18, 2017. The Company is diligently working to evidence compliance with all applicable Nasdaq listing criteria.

    About Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

    Inspired is a global games technology company, supplying Virtual Sports, Mobile Gaming and Server Based gaming systems with associated terminals and digital content to regulated betting and gaming operators around the world. Inspired currently operates more than 25,000 digital gaming terminals and supplies its Virtual Sports products in more than 35,000 venues and on over 100 websites in 30 countries. Inspired employs over 800 employees in the UK and elsewhere, developing and operating digital games and networks.

    Additional information can be found at www.inseinc.com.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "estimate", "plan", "outlook", and "project" and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These statements are based on Inspired's management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events.

    Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside of Inspired's control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements can be found in Inspired's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, which are available, free of charge, at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

    Contact:

    For Investors
    Daniel Silvers
    daniel.silvers@ingg.com
    +1 646 820-0860

    For Press and Sales
    Elinor Fewster
    elinor.fewster@ingg.com
    t: +44 20 7456 9016 | m: +44 7973808951

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    Web site: http://www.inseinc.com/




    Fang Holdings Limited to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results on March 31, 2017

    BEIJING, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fang Holdings Limited ("Fang" or "we"), the leading real estate Internet portal in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for fourth quarter and full year 2016 before the U.S. market opens on Friday, March 31, 2017.

    Fang's management team will host a conference call on the same day at 8:00 AM U.S. EST (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time). The dial-in details for the live conference call are:

    International Toll: +65 67135090 Local Toll: United States +1 845-675-0437 /+1 866-519-4004 Hong Kong +852 3018-6771 /+852 800-906-601 Mainland China +86 400-620-8038 /+86 800-819-0121 Passcode: SFUN

    A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call from 11:00 ET on Mar 31, 2017 through 9:59 ET April 8, 2017. The dial-in details for the telephone replay are:

    International Toll: +61 2-8199-0299 Toll-Free: United States +1 855-452-5696 /+1 646-254-3697 Hong Kong +852 800-963-117 /+852 3051-2780 Mainland China +86 400-602-2065 /+86 800-870-0205 Conference ID: 94961713

    A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on Fang's website at http://ir.fang.com.

    About Fang

    Fang operates the leading real estate Internet portal in China in terms of the number of page views and visitors to its websites. Through our websites, we provide e-commerce, marketing, listing, financial and other value-added services for China's fast-growing real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors. Our user-friendly websites support active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and other value-added services for, the real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors in China. Fang currently maintains about 100 offices to focus on local market needs and its website and database contains real estate related content covering more than 629 cities in China. For more information about Fang, please visit http://ir.fang.com.

    Safe Harbor Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

    These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "is expected to," "anticipates," "aim," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "are likely to," "estimates," "may," "should" and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding Fang's future financial performance, revenue guidance for 2017, growth and growth rates, and market position and continued business transformation. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Fang's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the impact of Fang's transformation from a pure Internet information platform to a transaction-oriented platform, the impact of Fang's implementation of a "zero tolerance policy" that has resulted in dismissal of employees, the impact of the slowdown in China's real estate market on Fang and the impact on revenues of our existing and new service fees reductions, the ability of Fang to retain real estate listing agencies as customers during challenging economic periods, the success of Fang's new business initiatives, the ability of Fang to manage its operating expenses, the impact of, measures taken or to be taken by the Chinese government to control real estate growth and prices and other events which could occur in the future, economic challenges in China's real estate market, the impact of competitive market conditions for our services, our ability to maintain and increase our leadership in China's home related internet sector, the uncertain regulatory landscape in China, fluctuations in our quarterly operating results, our continued ability to execute business strategies including our SouFun membership services and SouFun Online Shop, our ability to continue to expand in local markets, our reliance on online advertising sales and listing services and transactions for our revenues, any failure to successfully develop and expand our content, service offerings and features, including the success of new features to meet evolving market needs, and the technologies that support them, the quality of the loans we originate and resell and the performance of those loans in the future, our ability to successfully service and process customer loans for our own benefit and for the purchasers of those loans and, should we in the future make acquisitions, any failure to successfully integrate acquired businesses.

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    Dr. Hua Lei
    CFO
    Phone: +86-10-5631-8661
    Email: leihua@fang.com

    Ms. Joyce Tang
    Senior Investor Relations Manager
    Phone: +86-10-5631 8659
    Email: tangjunning@fang.com

    Ms. Dana Cheng
    Investor Relations Manager
    Phone: +86-10-5631 8174
    Email: chengyu.bj@fang.com

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    Fang Holdings Limited



    SMIT Announces Encouraging 2016 Annual Results

    Net Profit Soars by 126%

    HONG KONG, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Highlights ---------- -Net profit soared by 125.7% to US$7.5 million for the year ended 31 December 2016 - Excluding listing expenses, net profit rose by 40.8% year-on- year to US$9.4 million for the year ended 31 December 2016 -A final dividend of HK$0.015 per share was recommended by the Board - For the CAM business, as the European market gradually recovered, in addition to the start of mass scale sales in emerging markets led by India, the Group successfully grasped development opportunities presented by the new DVB-T2 technology in the industry. Through DVB-T2, broadcasting operators are able to extend its coverage from free-to-air TV channels to paid TV channels and this has boosted CAM sales - In the mPOS business, the Group has strengthened its cooperation with existing customers; invested resources in R&D to upgrade existing mPOS products and introduced new products such as intelligent POS and intelligent cash registers; actively expanded the prepaid card top-up solution and has been awarded a number of safety and security standards certifications ----------------------------------

    SMIT Holdings Limited ("SMIT" or the "Company," together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") (stock code: 2239), a global leading CAM supplier and a major mPOS supplier in China, has announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2016 (the "Year").

    Leveraging its industry-leading position and deployment strategy, the Group reported net profit of US$7.5 million, a 125.7% surge from 2015. During the Year, the Group recorded revenue of US$59.1 million and gross profit margin rose by 2.7% year-on-year to 39.7%. Over the years, the Group has continued to streamline its operations and focus on the development of its core business and enhance its operating efficiency while reducing expenses. Excluding listing expenses, the Group recorded net profits of US$9.4 million, representing a year-on-year growth of 40.8%. Basic earnings per share were US$2.7 cents (2015: US$1.5 cents). The Board recommended payment of a final dividend of HK$0.015 per share.

    Mr. Huang Xueliang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SMIT, said, "Given our leading position in the global CAM market and the Group's integrated technical capabilities and solid business relationship with industry participants, the Group will continue to work with industry partners and broadcasting customers to develop new projects. Meanwhile, the Group is actively seeking opportunities to establish strategic partnerships to develop new projects and further diversify its business. It will also pursue strategic deployment and expansion of business in more sunrise industries."

    Thanks to the development of new growth drivers among its existing clients and the Group's active efforts in exploring new markets and clients, the Group's CAM sales revenue recorded a modest increase of approximately 1.8% over the previous year to US$38.0 million in 2016, accounting for around 64.4% of the Group's total revenue. For the CAM market, the European market has gradually picked up, mass scale sales in India and other emerging markets have also commenced, and the Group has successfully grasped development opportunities presented by the new DVB-T2 technology in the industry. Through DVB-T2, broadcasting operators are able to extend its coverage from free-to-air TV channels to paid TV channels and boost CAM sales. As a result, CAM sales revenue in Europe grew by approximately 30.5% year-on-year. Driven by the uptake of sales in emerging markets led by India, CAM sales revenue in other regions surged by nearly 61.2% which has also let to the commencement of mass-scale sales.

    During the Year, the Group has developed new customers including the largest German broadcasting operator MEDIA BROADCAST and the leading Romanian broadcasting operator RCSRDS. The Group has also strengthened its strategic partnership with its existing customer Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, to jointly develop new markets and new customers. Furthermore, the Group has developed the exclusive project of CAM with USB plug, which is expected to bring substantial benefits and revenue. In the future, the Group plans to work closely with its industry partners to continue to develop new business opportunities while also exploring new applications in CAM technologies.

    As a result of the PRC government publishing a policy regarding regulations on risks associated with non-bank payment institutions in the first half of 2016, the Group's mPOS products recorded revenue of US$21.1 million, accounting for approximately 35.6% of total revenue. The policy will benefit the industry to develop as a whole and become more regulated and healthy in the long term. The mPOS market became more stable and the overall industry picked up gradually in the second half of the Year.

    During the Year, the Group strengthened its cooperation with its existing customers and has invested resources in R&D technology to upgrade existing mPOS products. For example, the Group has upgraded current mPOS products with iBOXPAY, a leading provider of mobile commerce and financial information solutions in China, optimized product and safety performance, and improved cost-effectiveness; and extended in-depth cooperation in the development of intelligent POS, intelligent cash registers and other new products in order to boost shipments and sales growth. In addition, the intelligent POS and intelligent cash register project between the Group and the Urumqi Bank has entered into the technical cooperation stage, and the project to upgrade and customize the Xuelian Quick Pass products for the Urumqi Bank has also entered into the design process.

    In respect of new customers and new products, the Group has actively expanded the prepaid card top-up solution, and is currently undergoing preliminary discussions with the City Commercial Bank and the Rural Commercial Bank in China, drawing the attention of a number of medium-sized banks within the financial sector. The implementation of this solution is expected to further expand the Group's customer base. In addition, the Group has also been awarded a number of safety and security standards certifications, so as to lay a sound technical foundation for exploring overseas markets.

    Looking ahead to 2017, with the gradual stabilization of the global economy, the Group will enhance its cost-effectiveness by further optimizing its internal controls, and will continue to actively explore new markets to develop new customers. The Board is optimistic about the business prospects of the Group in 2017. For the CAM business, by capitalizing on its leadership position in the global CAM market and the development opportunities in the market, the Group will continue to actively develop more new projects. As a major supplier of mPOS devices in the PRC, the Group will actively explore new markets for medium-sized commercial banks under the new standards of the industry. And will invest resources in product upgrades and R&D, so as to maintain the leadership and competitiveness of the Group and the market-leading technology of its products, and explore new customers and new cooperation opportunities.

    About SMIT Holdings Limited (Stock code: 2239)

    SMIT Holdings Limited is a leading security devices provider for pay TV broadcasting access worldwide and for mobile point-of-sale, or mPOS, payment systems in China. The Company's main product types are CAMs and mPOS devices. According to Frost & Sullivan, the Company was the largest CAM provider globally by both sales volume and revenue in 2014 and for the first half of 2015. In addition, the Company was a major mPOS supplier in China.

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    SMIT

    CONTACT: Amber Yu, +852-2201-6300, myyu@smit.com.cn




    Level 3 Sets First Quarter 2017 Earnings Call Date

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. will release its first quarter 2017 results on May 3, 2017. The company will broadcast a live conference call on its Investor Relations website at http://investors.level3.com at 3:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. ET.

    Additional information regarding the first quarter 2017 results, including the presentation management will review on the conference call, will be available on Level 3's Investor Relations website. If you are unable to join the call via the Web, the call can be accessed live at +1 877-283-5145 (U.S. Domestic) or +1 312-281-1200 (International).

    The call will be archived and available as an audio replay on Level 3's Investor Relations website starting at 7 p.m. ET May 3 until 6 p.m. ET Aug. 1, 2017. The replay can be accessed by dialing +1 800-633-8284 (U.S. Domestic) or +1 402-977-9140 (International), reservation code 21848929.

    For additional information, please call +1 720-888-2518.

    About Level 3 Communications
    Level 3 Communications, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

    (C) Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Vyvx, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

    Forward-Looking Statement
    Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Contact Information Media: Investors: D. Nikki Wheeler Mark Stoutenberg +1 720-888-0560 +1 720-888-2518 nikki.wheeler@level3.com mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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    Web site: http://www.level3.com/




    CIAO Group Takes Steps to Uplift to NASDAQ Interviewing Auditors and Law Firms

    DALLAS, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Ciao Group, Inc. (USOTC: CIAU) today announced that the Company has initiated interviewing PCAOB [https://pcaobus.org ] certified audit firms and recognized securities law firms in conjunction with the Company's plans to uplift to NASDAQ [http://www.nasdaq.com ]. The Company has two acquisitions in the works now in conjunction with the recently refreshed business plan to deliver locally-sourced telecommunication services within frontier and emerging markets. These two acquisitions are the first of a series of acquisitions to build a substantial footprint within the $1.5 trillion global communications market sector [http://www.numelotechnology.com/news-posts/ciau-mar-16-2017 ].

    Company CEO, Aubrey Brown reports, "We plan to make these first and ongoing acquisitions in conjunction with the services of a PCAOB audit firm and legal representation recognized for their work with NASDAQ listed companies. A corporate name change to NuMelo Technology is underway now to reflect our refreshed business plan, and our serious intent to introduce a first-of-its-kind frontier and emerging market telecommunications solution provider to NASDAQ."

    CIAU currently discloses operational information under the OTC Market Current Information Standard which does not require an audited financial report from a PCAOB registered auditor to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CIAU is making the long-term commitment to upgrade its disclosure standards to meet NASDAQ requirements which require audited financial reporting with the Securitas and Exchange Commission.

    Learn more about Ciao Group / NuMelo Technology on the Company's website and check back frequently to keep up with the Company's progress to include the two acquisitions anticipated in the near future.

    http://www.numelotechnology.com

    http://www.otcciau.com

    About NuMelo Technology, Inc:

    NuMelo Technology is dedicated to discovering and developing innovative technology within the world's emerging and frontier markets. NuMelo brings the experience and resources to identify communication technology innovators within the worlds emerging and frontier markets and develop with them marketing and capitalization strategies to overcome the hurdles identified by the World Bank currently hindering the proliferation of emerging and frontier telecommunication services to achieve the corresponding alpha return potential.

    Contact NuMelo Technology: Info@otcciau.com +1-866-294-9306

    Ciao Group, Inc.



    SIX Leverages IBM Watson for Cognitive Security Operations CenterNew Partnership to build a next-generation Security Operations Center to strengthen cyber defence and offer customers security services for compliance with Swiss privacy and financial market regulations.

    ZURICH, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CeBIT Hannover -- IBM Security and SIX, the operator of the infrastructure underpinning the Swiss financial sector, today announced plans to leverage IBM Watson for Cyber Security in a new cognitive Security Operations Center (SOC). The new facility will be housed at SIX's offices in Switzerland to provide localized cyber security services tailored to needs of the region.

    http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO

    As part of a new partnership, the SIX SOC powered by IBM will give clients access to the latest IBM cognitive security tools used to fight cybercrime. The centerpiece of the new SOC will be IBM Watson for Cyber Security, the industry's first cognitive security technology. Watson has been trained on the language of cyber security, ingesting over 1 million security documents, helping security analysts parse thousands of natural language research reports that have never before been accessible to modern security tools.

    SIX will now be able to offer advanced security services to its existing financial industry customers, utilizing the IBM Security capabilities as important building blocks for the offering. The project will add new capabilities to a traditional SOC infrastructure as well as develop a new, highly collaborative IBM - SIX framework for the multi-tenant, next generation SOC.

    SIX will be enabled by IBM Security to take full control of cyber security protection for clients by tapping into world-renowned IBM X-Force threat intelligence research. SIX selected IBM for its ability to provide wide ranging expertise in security and data protection, but also for its experience managing multiple global SOCs serving a variety of industries.

    The new Cognitive SOC services will be extended to customers of both companies, who are looking for a trusted Swiss-based security partner. The services will be initially offered to banking industry customers who need security, regulatory, compliance and audit capabilities located in the region to ensure adherence to existing or future Swiss data privacy and data protection legislation - regulating what can be exchanged, by whom and how, as well as financial market regulations.

    SIX and IBM will jointly develop a roadmap that defines the evolution of the "New Generation of Security Operations Center". To ensure the SOC and associated security services are operational as soon as possible, the roadmap includes the joint development of the first basic building blocks of the new targeted platform and the required governance for running this long-term strategic cooperation successfully.

    "Digitization, Internet of Things, global connectivity and the integration of new disruptive technologies are some megatrends opening a lot of new business opportunities. However, they also bring new threats with possible high impact on the industry. We operate the infrastructure of the Swiss financial market. IBM as leading company in Security Operations and Response was the logical partner for us and the perfect match for our requirements to build and operate our SIX Security Operations Center which will go beyond today's off-the-shelf cyber security standards - therefore defining the next generation of the Swiss financial market", says Robert Borntrager, Division CEO SIX Global IT.

    "This partnership with SIX is a major step in Switzerland for IBM as a company, and its security business in particular," said Thomas Landolt, Country General Manager IBM Switzerland. "IBM has a proud tradition of excellence providing the world's top financial services companies with essential technologies. We're looking forward to both helping SIX manage its own cyber security needs, and also becoming an essential partner starting with the globally respected Swiss banking market to those other organizations who need regionally based and Swiss market compliant security services."

    The IBM Cognitive SOC

    IBM recently announced its Cognitive SOC platform, which brings together advanced cognitive technologies with security operations and provides the ability to respond to threats across endpoints, networks, users and cloud. The IBM Cognitive SOC platform puts cognitive technologies into security analysts' hands, enhancing their ability to fill gaps in intelligence and act with speed and accuracy.

    For more information on Watson for Cyber Security and the IBM Cognitive SOC, visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/security/cognitive/

    About SIX Group
    SIX operates the infrastructure underpinning the Swiss financial sector and offers a comprehensive range of services around the world in the fields of securities trading and settlement, financial information and payment transactions. The company is owned by its users (approximately 130 banks of various orientation and size). Its workforce of over 4,000 employees and presence in 25 countries throughout the world generated operating income of CHF 1.8 billion and a Group net profit of CHF 221,1 million in 2016. www.six-group.com

    About IBM Security
    IBM Security offers one of the most advanced and integrated portfolios of enterprise security products and services. The portfolio, supported by world-renowned IBM X-Force(R) research, enables organizations to effectively manage risk and defend against emerging threats. IBM operates one of the world's broadest security research, development and delivery organizations, monitors 35 billion security events per day in more than 130 countries, and holds more than 3,000 security patents. For more information, please visit www.ibm.com/security, follow @IBMSecurity on Twitter or visit the IBM Security Intelligence blog.

    IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.

    Media Contact:
    Karine Faucher-Veronneau
    IBM Communications
    +33 6 77 10 27 49
    karine.faucher@fr.ibm.com

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    CareerBuilder and Emsi Release Top 10 Careers for Organizers

    CHICAGO and ATLANTA, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers are pros at helping the world run. They're either in charge or right behind the ones who are so that they can use their multitasking skills and efficiency to plan, schedule and keep track of details for the team. CareerBuilder and Emsi compiled a list of the top 10 organizer jobs the labor market needs based on their current number of jobs (at least 100,000), remarkable growth from 2011 to 2017 (9 percent or higher), and high annual salaries (25(th) percentile at least $53K).

    "If you automatically sort and analyze things, if you were that kid who liked to tidy their room, or you're the friend who arranges all the get-togethers -- you're probably an organizer," said Rob Sentz, chief innovation officer at Emsi. "And that's good news because the labor market needs you in a number of high-wage, fast-growing jobs."

    Infographic: https://cb.com/EmsiOrganizerJobs

    --  Operations managers -- A lot of responsibility comes with being an
    operations manager. You're in charge of formulating policies, managing
    daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources
    within a business. With 2.25 million jobs, operations managers make up
    the 11(th) largest occupation group in the entire U.S. Since 2011,
    249,000 jobs have been added, and they earn $68K- $151K a year.
    --  Accountants and auditors -- These folks ensure that financial records
    are accurate and that taxes are paid properly -- and on time. There are
    currently 1.3 million accountants/auditors in the U.S. and 165,000 new
    jobs have been added since 2011 (14 percent growth). Typically, they
    earn $54K-$89K a year.
    --  Computer systems analysts -- These analysts understand both business and
    IT, creating information systems that help companies work more
    efficiently and effectively. There are almost 600,000 computer systems
    analyst jobs in the U.S -- with 111,000 new jobs and 23 percent growth
    since 2011. They earn $68-$109K a year.
    --  Management analysts -- Also called management consultants, these
    analysts propose ways to improve an organization's efficiency and boost
    its profits: reduced costs, increased revenues. There are 658,000
    management analysts in the U.S., with 77,000 of those being new jobs
    since 2011 (13 percent growth). They typically make $63K-$109K a year.
    --  IT managers -- Planning, coordinating and directing computer-related
    activities in an organization -- that's the job for IT managers. There
    are 366,000 in the U.S., including 56,000 new jobs since 2011 (18
    percent growth). They earn more than any other organizer on the list at
    $106K-$167K a year.
    --  Medical and health services managers -- These managers are in charge of
    planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services. They
    might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department,
    or a medical practice for a group of physicians. There are 332,000 of
    these managers, and they've grown by 31,000 new jobs (10 percent growth)
    since 2011. Typical annual salaries are $76K-$123K.
    --  Financial analysts -- Financial analysts analyze the performance of
    stocks and bonds (and other kinds of investments) to help businesses and
    individuals make wise investment decisions. There are 285,000 financial
    analysts in the U.S., with 28,000 new ones added since 2011 (11 percent
    growth). They usually make about $64-$113K a year.
    --  Administrative services managers -- These managers need to work well
    with people since they're the hub of an entire business and will meet
    coworkers' needs and answer questions all day long. They run the admin:
    buying supplies, monitoring records, budgeting for equipment, making
    sure the facility stays secure and well maintained, etc. There are
    290,000 of these managers in the U.S., with 28,000 new jobs (11 percent
    growth) since 2011. They make $66K-$114K a year.
    --  Transportation, storage and distribution managers --These managers are
    in charge of planning and directing transportation, storage, or
    distribution activities for a business. This career will scratch the
    itch for anybody who loves coordinating a myriad of details and ensuring
    everything is going (and arriving) where it should. There are 118,000 of
    these managers in the U.S., with 13,000 new jobs since 2011 (13 percent
    growth). Typical annual salary is $67K-$113K.
    --  Logisticians -- Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization's
    supply chain -- the system that moves a product from supplier to
    consumer. The entire life cycle of a product (from acquiring to
    delivery) is in their hands. The U.S. has 144K logisticians right now.
    12,000 new jobs have been added since 2011 (9 percent growth), and
    logisticians typically earn $60K-$93K a year.
    

    NOTE: Each of these careers typically requires a bachelor's degree.

    Find Your Calling Month, a nationwide initiative taking place throughout March, helps students discover possible career and education paths and get them excited about the future. During Find Your Calling Month, parents, teachers, counselors and advisors throughout the country are encouraged to host Find Your Calling events, where hosts are provided supplies to guide students in identifying their strengths and interests and explore careers and schools that supply the education they need at a manageable cost.

    FindYourCalling.com gives students the chance to instantly view a wide range of careers based on a survey about their individual interests, and see job growth projections, salary ranges, companies hiring, educational programs and more. To find out more about hosting a Find Your Calling event, visit FindYourCalling.com. In conjunction with Find Your Calling Month, CareerBuilder is releasing a series of studies with surprising insights into labor market and hiring trends.

    About Emsi
    Emsi is a labor market data provider that strives to produce a comprehensive view of the regional workforce and economy to help people make better decisions. Emsi's composite labor market database blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends with rich job posting analytics to show the positions employers are seeking--and hiring--today. Our labor market dataset compiles both real-time and traditional sources, including an aggregation of between 6-8 million unique job postings each month, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. Since 2000, Emsi data has helped leaders in higher education and workforce/economic development build a better workforce and promote economic prosperity in their regions.

    About CareerBuilder(R)
    CareerBuilder is a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire and manage great talent. Combining advertising, software and services, CareerBuilder leads the industry in recruiting solutions, employment screening and human capital management. It also operates top job sites around the world. Owned by TEGNA Inc. , Tribune Media and McClatchy , CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

    Media Contact
    Ladan Nikravan
    312.698.0538 x70538
    ladan.nikravan@careerbuilder.com
    http://www.twitter.com/CareerBuilderPR

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    Bulletin From AB Electrolux Annual General Meeting 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Mar 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    The Annual General Meeting of AB Electrolux was held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Petra Hedengran, Hasse Johansson, Ronnie Leten, Ulla Litzen, Bert Nordberg, Fredrik Persson, David Porter, Jonas Samuelson and Ulrika Saxon were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Kai Warn was elected new Board member. Ronnie Leten was re-elected Chairman of the Board.

    The proposed dividend of SEK 7.50 per share was adopted. The AGM adopted the proposal that the dividend shall be paid in two equal installments of SEK 3.75 per installment and share, the first with the record date Monday, March 27, 2017, and the second with the record date Wednesday September 27, 2017. The first installment of the dividend is expected to be paid by Euroclear Sweden AB on Thursday, March 30, 2017 and the second installment on Monday, October 2, 2017.

    The parent company's and the Group's income statements and balance sheets were adopted. The Board of Directors and the President were discharged from liability for the financial year 2016.

    The Meeting resolved to adopt the remunerations to the Board that were proposed in the notice convening the AGM. The proposal for remuneration guidelines for Group Management was also approved, as well as the scope of and the principles for Electrolux performance based, long-term share program for 2017.

    The Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisitions of Electrolux B shares up to a maximum amount of 10 percent of all shares issued by the company. The Board was also authorized to transfer own shares on account of company acquisitions and to cover costs that may arise as a result of the share program for 2015. These authorizations are effective during the period until next year's AGM.

    Full details on the proposals adopted by the AGM can be downloaded at www.electroluxgroup.com/agm2017.

    For further information, please contact

    Electrolux Press Hotline,
    +46-8-657-65-07.

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    Matomy Media Group Announces 2016 Financial Results

    LONDON and TEL AVIV, Israel, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Matomy Media Group Ltd. ("Matomy" or the "Company"), a global media technology company, today announced its financial results for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2016. Revenues for 2016 were $276.6 million on a GAAP basis, an increase of 2.1% compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2015. Following increased investment in product development, R&D, sales and marketing, adjusted EBITDA was $17.1 million, compared with $25.7 million in 2015. The full results are available in Matomy's interim report, accessible at investors.matomy.com [http://investors.matomy.com/%20 ].

    (Logo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/482080/Matomy_Logo.jpg )

    Ofer Druker, Chief Executive Officer of Matomy, said, "The best companies evolve with their industry. We spent the past year bolstering our proprietary technology and data-driven capabilities to strengthen our world leading marketing technology platforms. In 2016 Matomy underwent a transition with the goal of maximizing today's technologies in preparation for tomorrow's opportunities."

    Non-executive Chairman Harel Beit-On commented, "As the advertising industry continues to mature so must Matomy. In order to do so, we made the strategic decision to invest in order to improve. We expanded our mobile, video and programmatic offerings, strengthened our data-driven capabilities and widened our reach in the Asian-Pacific market. Matomy is now positioned to leverage superior technology and a global market in order to drive our current and future revenue. We look forward to seeing the return on our investments in 2017."

    Matomy Media Group earnings were within the guidance issued in July 2016.

    Business and operating highlights include:

    A year of transition marked by investment in data-driven technologies, with continued focus around superior proprietary Video, Mobile and other Programmatic solutions

    - Investments in product development resulted in: - Launch of myDSP, a data-driven, mobile self-serve demand side platform (DSP) in September - Launch of mtmy, a full-service data-driven advertising agency in July, providing cross channel optimization with focus on social, search and programmatic. - Enhancement of the company's central data management platform (DMP). - Matomy established offices in China and South Korea in April 2016 to access the fast-growing APAC market. - In 2016, revenues generated from activity in Asia increased 56% to 17.9 million (2015: $11.5 million). - Matomy shifted activity from the waning desktop display advertising format, and toward Video, Mobile and Native based advertising, with the following results: - In 2016, revenues generated from video activity increased 55% to $111.9 million (2015: $72.3 million). - 2016 revenues generated from aggregate programmatic advertising activity across all media channels increased 30% and accounted for approximately 79% of Matomy's 2016 revenues. - 2016 revenues generated from mobile in app activity (Mobfox) increased approximately 104% to $36.6 million (2015: $17.9 million). - 2016 revenues generated from domain monetization increased 17% to $63.3 million (2015: $54.3 million. - In 2016, Research and development expenses increased by $4.7 million, or 60%, to $12.6 million (FY2015: $7.9 million). - In 2016, Sales and marketing expenses increased by $4.4 million, or 17%, to $30.6 million (FY2015: $26.2 million).

    A copy of this announcement will be available on the Matomy website, http://www.Matomy.com, today from 7.00am GMT.

    Conference Call

    Matomy will host an analyst conference call at [14:00 BST / 10:00 EDT Monday 27 March 2017 ] to discuss these results. For more information visit on http://investors.matomy.com/rns.aspx

    About Matomy

    Matomy Media Group Ltd. is a world-leading media company with smarter technology and a personalized approach to advertising. By providing customized performance and programmatic solutions supported by internal media capabilities, big data analytics, and optimization technology, Matomy empowers advertising and media partners to meet their evolving growth-driven goals. Matomy's programmatic platforms include the MobFox [http://www.mobfox.com ] SSP, the video advertising platform Optimatic [http://www.optimatic.com ], and the mobile demand side platform myDSP [http://mydsp.io ]. Matomy's data-driven mobile advertising agency, mtmy [http://mtmy.io ], is fueled by an in-house Data Management Platform (DMP), and offers a fully-managed service across channels including video, native, social, email and search. Founded in 2007 with headquarters in Tel Aviv and 11 offices around the world, Matomy is dual-listed on the London and Tel Aviv Stock Exchanges. Learn more about Matomy at http://www.matomy.com.

    For more information:

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MatomyMediaGroup

    Follow Matomy on Twitter: @MatomyGroup

    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/matomy-media-group

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Some statements in this announcement are forward-looking. They represent expectations for Matomy's businesses or share trading, and involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events, and Matomy believes that current expectations and assumptions with respect to these forward-looking statements are reasonable. However, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties may exist in some cases beyond the control of Matomy, actual results or performance may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

    Contact(s):

    Matomy Media Group Lipaz Kloper, Head of Investor Relations lipaz.k@matomy.com +972-773606161

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    S&P Global Market Intelligence Announced As Winner Of The 11th M&A Advisor Annual Turnaround Awards

    NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global Market Intelligence, a leader in multi-asset class research data and insight, announced today that it was named a winner for its Leveraged Commentary Data (LCD) research in the Turnaround Product/Service of the Year category at The M&A Advisor 11th Annual Turnaround Awards. This marks the firm's sixth award from The M&A Advisor since 2012 and first for LCD. The awards were presented on Thursday, March 23rd at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL.

    "We are grateful that M&A Advisor has recognized the unparalleled research of our LCD offering and it is a great honor to be included among the best in the M&A industry," said Kris Niswander, Senior Director of LCD, S&P Global Market Intelligence. "This award is a testament to our team's dedication in providing customers with unrivaled insight into the leveraged loan market and assisting them in making the most informed business decisions."

    David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor added, "Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading turnaround transactions, companies and dealmakers. S&P Global Market Intelligence was chosen from over 300 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us a great pleasure to recognize their Leveraged Commentary Data offering and bestow upon them our highest honor for distressed investing and reorganization firms and professionals. S&P Global Market Intelligence represents the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2016 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates."

    S&P Global Market Intelligence LCD research includes structure, pricing, yield, volume, along with secondary market performance and LBO/private equity activity. LCD is the world's leading provider of leveraged loan news, analytics, and index products, also focusing on the high yield and investment grade bond markets. To learn more about the LCD offering, please click here.

    For a complete list of winners recognized at the 11th M&A Advisor Annual Turnaround Awards, please click here.

    About S&P Global Market Intelligence

    At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important--some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuations and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

    S&P Global Market Intelligence a division of S&P Global , provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.

    Copyright (C) 2017 by S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global. All rights reserved.

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    S&P Global Market Intelligence

    CONTACT: Farhan Husain, S&P Global Market Intelligence, +1 (212) 438.3271,
    Farhan.Husain@spglobal.com




    UPDATE: ChipMOS Shanghai Equity Interest Transfer Completed to Tsinghua Unigroup LED Strategic Investors

    HSINCHU, Taiwan, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") today announced the completion of its previously disclosed equity interest transfer to a group of investors led by Tsinghua Unigroup ("Strategic Investors").

    Under the joint-venture agreement approved by the Board of ChipMOS on November 30, 2016, ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (BVI) LTD. ("ChipMOS BVI"), a wholly owned subsidiary of ChipMOS, sold 54.98% of the equity interest of its wholly owned subsidiary, ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Shanghai) LTD. ("ChipMOS Shanghai"), to Strategic Investors for approximately US$72 million. ChipMOS BVI will continue to own 45.02% of the equity interests of ChipMOS Shanghai, Tsinghua Unigroup through its subsidiary, Tibet Unigroup Guowei Investment Co., Ltd. ("Unigroup Guowei") will own 48%, and other strategic investors, including a limited partnership owned by ChipMOS Shanghai's employees will own 6.98%.

    Upon receipt of the proceeds from the equity interest sale, the Company plans to reinvest back into ChipMOS Shanghai approximately RMB 484 million (approximately US$70 million) pro rata, resulting in the total additional investment of RMB 1,074 million (approximately US$155 million) to ChipMOS Shanghai, which will allow for the expansion of the capacity of and services offered by ChipMOS Shanghai. The reinvestment is expected to occur in two tranches, one by the end of the first half of 2017 and one depending on the CapEx plan of ChipMOS Shanghai, which is directly aligned with the operation's strategic growth plan.

    S.J. Cheng, Chairman of ChipMOS, commented, "This is another major step forward that strengthens our competitive position, significantly expands the growth potential of our ChipMOS Shanghai's operations, and creates a higher return for our company and shareholders. We appreciate the confidence expressed by Tsinghhua Unigroup and our other strategic investors in selecting ChipMOS Shanghai as their partner given the expected growth of China's domestic semiconductor supply chain and the critical role OSAT services will play in ensuring higher quality yields and supporting the overall expected expansion. With the benefit of the additional financial and strategic partnership resources, we can now further accelerate the planned expansion for LCD driver ICs, touch driver, AMOLED, OLED and memory testing, assembly and bumping services offered by ChipMOS Shanghai. We look forward to working closely with Tsinghua Unigroup to grow ChipMOS Shanghai's revenue and profit, while promoting the interests of all shareholders and employees."

    About ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.:

    ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (http://www.chipmos.com) is an industry leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services. With advanced facilities in Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu Industrial Park and Southern Taiwan Science Park in Taiwan, ChipMOS provide assembly and test services to a broad range of customers, including leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers and independent semiconductor foundries.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as 'believes,' 'expects,' 'anticipates,' 'projects,' 'intends,' 'should,' 'seeks,' 'estimates,' 'future' or similar expressions or by discussion of, among other things, strategy, goals, plans or intentions. These statements include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future operations, products and services, and statements regarding future performance. Actual results may differ materially in the future from those reflected in forward-looking statements contained in this document, due to various factors. These risks and uncertainties include those discussed under "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the prospectus included in the registration statement on Form F-4 that ChipMOS filed with the U.S. SEC.

    Contacts:

    In Taiwan In the U.S. Dr. S.K. Chen David Pasquale ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. Global IR Partners +886-6-507-7712 +1-914-337-8801 s.k._chen@chipmos.com dpasquale@globalirpartners.com --------------------- ------------------------------

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    ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.

    Web site: http://www.chipmos.com/




    Remark Media to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year-end 2016 Financial Results on March 30th

    LAS VEGAS, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Remark Media , a global digital media technology company, announced it will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 30, 2017 to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results. Management will provide a financial and business update as well as answer questions.

    To access the call in the U.S. please dial 1-877-440-5787 and for international calls dial 1-719-325-2145 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference. The conference ID is 9327076. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and available for replay for one year at www.remarkmedia.com. In addition, a replay of the call will be available via telephone for two business days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the replay, U.S. callers may dial 1-844-512-2921, and international callers may dial 1-412-317-6671. Enter access code 9327076.

    About Remark Media, Inc.

    Remark Media, Inc. owns, operates and acquires innovative digital media properties across multiple verticals that deliver culturally relevant, dynamic content that attracts and engages users on a global scale. The company leverages its unique digital media assets to target the Millennial demographic, which provides it with access to fast-growing, lucrative markets. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with additional operations in Los Angeles, California and in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chengdu, China. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.remarkmedia.com.

    Investor Contact:
    Douglas M. Osrow
    Remark Media, Inc.
    dosrow@remarkmedia.com
    702-701-9514 ext. 3025

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Becky Herrick/ Kirsten Chapman
    LHA Investor Relations
    remarkmedia@lhai.com
    415-433-3777

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    Matomy Media Group Announces 2016 Financial Results

    LONDON and TEL AVIV, Israel, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Matomy Media Group Ltd. ("Matomy" or the "Company"), a global media technology company, today announced its financial results for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2016. Revenues for 2016 were $276.6 million on a GAAP basis, an increase of 2.1% compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2015. Following increased investment in product development, R&D, sales and marketing, adjusted EBITDA was $17.1 million, compared with $25.7 million in 2015. The full results are available in Matomy's interim report, accessible at investors.matomy.com.

    Ofer Druker, Chief Executive Officer of Matomy, said, "The best companies evolve with their industry. We spent the past year bolstering our proprietary technology and data-driven capabilities to strengthen our world leading marketing technology platforms. In 2016 Matomy underwent a transition with the goal of maximizing today's technologies in preparation for tomorrow's opportunities."

    Non-executive Chairman Harel Beit-On commented, "As the advertising industry continues to mature so must Matomy. In order to do so, we made the strategic decision to invest in order to improve. We expanded our mobile, video and programmatic offerings, strengthened our data-driven capabilities and widened our reach in the Asian-Pacific market. Matomy is now positioned to leverage superior technology and a global market in order to drive our current and future revenue. We look forward to seeing the return on our investments in 2017."

    Matomy Media Group earnings were within the guidance issued in July 2016.

    Business and operating highlights include:

    A year of transition marked by investment in data-driven technologies, with continued focus around superior proprietary Video, Mobile and other Programmatic solutions

    --  Investments in product development resulted in:
    --  Launch of myDSP, a data-driven, mobile self-serve demand side
    platform (DSP) in September
    --  Launch of mtmy, a full-service data-driven advertising agency in
    July, providing cross channel optimization with focus on social,
    search and programmatic.
    --  Enhancement of the company's central data management platform (DMP).
    --  Matomy established offices in China and South Korea in April 2016 to
    access the fast-growing APAC market.
    --  In 2016, revenues generated from activity in Asia increased 56% to
    17.9 million (2015: $11.5 million).
    --  Matomy shifted activity from the waning desktop display advertising
    format, and toward Video, Mobile and Native based advertising, with the
    following results:
    --  In 2016, revenues generated from video activity increased 55% to
    $111.9 million (2015: $72.3 million).
    --  2016 revenues generated from aggregate programmatic advertising
    activity across all media channels increased 30% and accounted for
    approximately 79% of Matomy's 2016 revenues.
    --  2016 revenues generated from mobile in app activity (Mobfox) increased
    approximately 104% to $36.6 million (2015: $17.9 million).
    --  2016 revenues generated from domain monetization increased 17% to $63.3
    million (2015: $54.3 million.
    --  In 2016, Research and development expenses increased by $4.7 million, or
    60%, to $12.6 million (FY2015: $7.9 million).
    --  In 2016, Sales and marketing expenses increased by $4.4 million, or 17%,
    to $30.6 million (FY2015: $26.2 million).
    

    A copy of this announcement will be available on the Matomy website, www.Matomy.com, today from 7.00am GMT.

    Conference Call

    Matomy will host an analyst conference call at [14:00 BST / 10:00 EDT Monday 27 March 2017 ] to discuss these results. For more information visit on http://investors.matomy.com/rns.aspx

    About Matomy

    Matomy Media Group Ltd. is a world-leading media company with smarter technology and a personalized approach to advertising. By providing customized performance and programmatic solutions supported by internal media capabilities, big data analytics, and optimization technology, Matomy empowers advertising and media partners to meet their evolving growth-driven goals. Matomy's programmatic platforms include the MobFox SSP, the video advertising platform Optimatic, and the mobile demand side platform myDSP. Matomy's data-driven mobile advertising agency, mtmy, is fueled by an in-house Data Management Platform (DMP), and offers a fully-managed service across channels including video, native, social, email and search. Founded in 2007 with headquarters in Tel Aviv and 11 offices around the world, Matomy is dual-listed on the London and Tel Aviv Stock Exchanges. Learn more about Matomy at http://www.matomy.com.

    For more information:

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/MatomyMediaGroup
    Follow Matomy on Twitter: @MatomyGroup
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/matomy-media-group

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Some statements in this announcement are forward-looking. They represent expectations for Matomy's businesses or share trading, and involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events, and Matomy believes that current expectations and assumptions with respect to these forward-looking statements are reasonable. However, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties may exist in some cases beyond the control of Matomy, actual results or performance may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

    Contact:

    Matomy Media Group
    Lipaz Kloper, Head of Investor Relations
    lipaz.k@matomy.com
    +972 773606161

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    Web site: http://www.matomy.com/




    Bulletin From AB Electrolux Annual General Meeting 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Mar 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    The Annual General Meeting of AB Electrolux was held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Petra Hedengran, Hasse Johansson, Ronnie Leten, Ulla Litzn, Bert Nordberg, Fredrik Persson, David Porter, Jonas Samuelson and Ulrika Saxon were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Kai Wärn was elected new Board member. Ronnie Leten was re-elected Chairman of the Board.

    The proposed dividend of SEK 7.50 per share was adopted. The AGM adopted the proposal that the dividend shall be paid in two equal installments of SEK 3.75 per installment and share, the first with the record date Monday, March 27, 2017, and the second with the record date Wednesday September 27, 2017. The first installment of the dividend is expected to be paid by Euroclear Sweden AB on Thursday, March 30, 2017 and the second installment on Monday, October 2, 2017.

    The parent company's and the Group's income statements and balance sheets were adopted. The Board of Directors and the President were discharged from liability for the financial year 2016.

    The Meeting resolved to adopt the remunerations to the Board that were proposed in the notice convening the AGM. The proposal for remuneration guidelines for Group Management was also approved, as well as the scope of and the principles for Electrolux performance based, long-term share program for 2017.

    The Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisitions of Electrolux B shares up to a maximum amount of 10 percent of all shares issued by the company. The Board was also authorized to transfer own shares on account of company acquisitions and to cover costs that may arise as a result of the share program for 2015. These authorizations are effective during the period until next year's AGM.

    Full details on the proposals adopted by the AGM can be downloaded at www.electroluxgroup.com/agm2017 [http://www.electroluxgroup.com/agm2017].

    For further information, please contact

    Electrolux Press Hotline,
    +46-8-657-65-07.

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    8point3 Energy Partners Declares 3.0 Percent Increase in Quarterly Distribution

    SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 8point3 Energy Partners LP announces that the Board of Directors of its general partner declared a cash distribution for its Class A shares of $0.2565 per share for the first quarter of 2017. This represents an increase of approximately 22.3 percent over the minimum quarterly distribution and an increase of 3.0 percent over the previous quarter's distribution of $0.2490 per share. The first quarter distribution will be paid on April 14, 2017 to shareholders of record as of April 4, 2017.

    About 8point3 Energy Partners
    8point3 Energy Partners LP is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by First Solar, Inc. and SunPower Corporation to own, operate and acquire solar energy generation projects. 8point3 Energy Partners' primary objective is to generate predictable cash distributions that grow at a sustainable rate. The partnership owns interests in projects in the United States that generate long-term contracted cash flows and serve utility, commercial and residential customers. For more information about 8point3 Energy Partners, please visit: www.8point3energypartners.com.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/8point3-energy-partners-declares-30-percent-increase-in-quarterly-distribution-300428905.html

    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/482150/8point3_logo_Logo.jpg 8point3 Energy Partners LP

    CONTACT: Investors, Bob Okunski, 408-240-5447, Bob.Okunski@sunpower.com;
    Media, Natalie Wymer, 650-223-9132, Natalie.Wymer@sunpower.com

    Web site: http://www.8point3.com/

    Matomy Media Group Announces 2016 Financial Results

    LONDON and TEL AVIV, Israel, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Matomy Media Group Ltd. ("Matomy" or the "Company"), a global media technology company, today announced its financial results for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2016. Revenues for 2016 were $276.6 million on a GAAP basis, an increase of 2.1% compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2015. Following increased investment in product development, R&D, sales and marketing, adjusted EBITDA was $17.1 million, compared with $25.7 million in 2015. The full results are available in Matomy's interim report, accessible at investors.matomy.com [file://10.86.178.61/Users/pamela.b/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/98BH2LEZ/investors.matomy.com].

    http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/482080/Matomy_Logo.jpg [http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/482080/Matomy_Logo.jpg]

    Ofer Druker, Chief Executive Officer of Matomy, said, "The best companies evolve with their industry. We spent the past year bolstering our proprietary technology and data-driven capabilities to strengthen our world leading marketing technology platforms. In 2016 Matomy underwent a transition with the goal of maximizing today's technologies in preparation for tomorrow's opportunities."

    Non-executive Chairman Harel Beit-On commented, "As the advertising industry continues to mature so must Matomy. In order to do so, we made the strategic decision to invest in order to improve. We expanded our mobile, video and programmatic offerings, strengthened our data-driven capabilities and widened our reach in the Asian-Pacific market. Matomy is now positioned to leverage superior technology and a global market in order to drive our current and future revenue. We look forward to seeing the return on our investments in 2017."

    Matomy Media Group earnings were within the guidance issued in July 2016.

    Business and operating highlights include:

    A year of transition marked by investment in data-driven technologies, with continued focus around superior proprietary Video, Mobile and other Programmatic solutions

    --  Investments in product development resulted in:
    --  Launch of myDSP
    [file://10.86.178.61/Users/pamela.b/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/
    INetCache/Content.Outlook/98BH2LEZ/mydsp.io], a data-driven, mobile
    self-serve demand side platform (DSP) in September
    --  Launch of mtmy
    [file://10.86.178.61/Users/pamela.b/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/
    INetCache/Content.Outlook/98BH2LEZ/mtmy.io], a full-service
    data-driven advertising agency in July, providing cross channel
    optimization with focus on social, search and programmatic.
    --  Enhancement of the company's central data management platform (DMP).
    --  Matomy established offices in China and South Korea in April 2016 to
    access the fast-growing APAC market.
    --  In 2016, revenues generated from activity in Asia increased 56% to
    17.9 million (2015: $11.5 million).
    --  Matomy shifted activity from the waning desktop display advertising
    format, and toward Video, Mobile and Native based advertising, with the
    following results:
    --  In 2016, revenues generated from video activity increased 55% to
    $111.9 million (2015: $72.3 million).
    --  2016 revenues generated from aggregate programmatic advertising
    activity across all media channels increased 30% and accounted for
    approximately 79% of Matomy's 2016 revenues.
    --  2016 revenues generated from mobile in app activity (Mobfox) increased
    approximately 104% to $36.6 million (2015: $17.9 million).
    --  2016 revenues generated from domain monetization increased 17% to $63.3
    million (2015: $54.3 million.
    --  In 2016, Research and development expenses increased by $4.7 million, or
    60%, to $12.6 million (FY2015: $7.9 million).
    --  In 2016, Sales and marketing expenses increased by $4.4 million, or 17%,
    to $30.6 million (FY2015: $26.2 million).
    

    A copy of this announcement will be available on the Matomy website, www.Matomy.com [http://www.matomy.com/], today from 7.00am GMT.

    Conference Call

    Matomy will host an analyst conference call at [14:00 BST / 10:00 EDT Monday 27 March 2017 ] to discuss these results. For more information visit on http://investors.matomy.com/rns.aspx [http://investors.matomy.com/rns.aspx]

    About Matomy

    Matomy Media Group Ltd. is a world-leading media company with smarter technology and a personalized approach to advertising. By providing customized performance and programmatic solutions supported by internal media capabilities, big data analytics, and optimization technology, Matomy empowers advertising and media partners to meet their evolving growth-driven goals. Matomy's programmatic platforms include the MobFox [http://www.mobfox.com/] SSP, the video advertising platform Optimatic [http://www.optimatic.com/], and the mobile demand side platform myDSP [http://mydsp.io/]. Matomy's data-driven mobile advertising agency, mtmy [http://mtmy.io/], is fueled by an in-house Data Management Platform (DMP), and offers a fully-managed service across channels including video, native, social, email and search. Founded in 2007 with headquarters in Tel Aviv and 11 offices around the world, Matomy is dual-listed on the London and Tel Aviv Stock Exchanges. Learn more about Matomy at http://www.matomy.com [http://www.matomy.com/].

    For more information:

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/MatomyMediaGroup [http://www.facebook.com/MatomyMediaGroup]
    Follow Matomy on Twitter: @MatomyGroup
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/matomy-media-group [http://www.linkedin.com/company/matomy-media-group]

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Some statements in this announcement are forward-looking. They represent expectations for Matomy's businesses or share trading, and involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events, and Matomy believes that current expectations and assumptions with respect to these forward-looking statements are reasonable. However, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties may exist in some cases beyond the control of Matomy, actual results or performance may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

    Contact(s):

    Matomy Media Group
    Lipaz Kloper, Head of Investor Relations
    lipaz.k@matomy.com [mailto:lipaz.k@matomy.com]
    +972 773606161

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/482080/Matomy_Logo.jpg Matomy

    Web site: http://www.matomy.com/

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