Companies news of 2017-04-25 (page 1)

  • SPYR's Pocket Starships Now Available on Europe's Largest Social Network and Fifth Most...
  • Fujitsu Offers Unrivaled Mobility With New Superior LIFEBOOK Model
  • Turtle Beach Corporation To Report First Quarter 2017 Financial Results On Tuesday, May 9,...
  • Redknee Solutions Inc. to Host Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Investor Conference Call on May...
  • Pratt & Whitney Launches EngineWise(TM) Service BrandNew brand promotes the operational...
  • Appiphany Technologies - (IP Risk Control) to Present at RedChip's Global Online Growth...
  • Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Announces the Appointment of Neil Kim as Chief Technology...
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    SPYR's Pocket Starships Now Available on Europe's Largest Social Network and Fifth Most Visited Site in the World

    DENVER, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SPYR, INC. (OTCQB: SPYR), a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in both the mobile game & app development and publishing industry, today announced that its flagship game, Pocket Starships, is now available for download and play on VK.com (VK), a social networking site very similar to Facebook and the fifth most visited website in the world. VK is the largest online social media and social networking service in Europe, and as of January 2017, VK had at least 410 million accounts.

    VK has 95 million monthly active users, 77% of which access the site on their mobile devices. VK supports more than 80 languages. SPYR's Pocket Starships is a popular mobile game that is one of only a few titles that offers real-time, cross platform play allowing gamers on both PC and Mobile devices to play against other gamers simultaneously. The game is now available for free on both VK's site as well as in the mobile app stores for iPhone and Android. Players can log in with their VK accounts and use their VK currency in the game.

    Mike Turner, SPYR's Vice President of Strategic Partnerships states: "Pocket Starships' availability on VK.com brings the game to a huge number of passionate gamers on Russia's largest Social Network. Just like popular social networks here in the US, we know that today's users access VK on their mobile devices, so all of our players on PC as well as Apple and Android devices will now have a new way to play Pocket Starships with their network of friends on VK."

    About SPYR

    SPYR, INC. is a holding company that through its wholly owned subsidiary SPYR APPS, LLC, is engaged in mobile application and game publishing and development. SPYR, INC. also owns and operates an "American Diner" theme restaurant located in the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania called "Eat at Joe's(R)" through its other wholly-owned subsidiary, E.A.J.: PHL Airport Inc. The Company is currently exploring opportunities for additional acquisitions in these and other verticals, including mobile application and game development, in order to expand its holdings, to drive and increase revenue and to generate profits and build value for shareholders.

    Safe Harbor Statement:

    This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "intend," or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Readers are advised to review our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that can be accessed over the Internet at the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov, as well as SPYR's website located at http://www.spyr.com, and SPYR's community channel on Twitter located at https://twitter.com/spyrinc.

    Investor Relations Contacts:

    Marlin Molinaro
    Marmel Communications, LLC
    (828) 669-0616
    href="mailto:mmolinarofc@aol.com" rel="nofollow">mmolinarofc@aol.com

    Stanley Wunderlich
    Consulting for Strategic Growth 1 Ltd.
    Tel: 800-625-2236 ext. 7770
    Email: href="mailto:info@cfsg1.com" rel="nofollow">info@cfsg1.com

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    SPYR, INC.

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




    Fujitsu Offers Unrivaled Mobility With New Superior LIFEBOOK Model

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    News facts:

    --  The lightest-ever Fujitsu notebook, LIFEBOOK U937, offers maximum
    ultra-mobile portability
    --  International edition of flagship LIFEBOOK model weighs just two pounds,
    yet delivers all-day battery performance plus embedded biometric
    authentication and full connectivity
    

    Fujitsu America, Inc. today introduces its new flagship notebook - Fujitsu Notebook LIFEBOOK(R) U937 - in North America. With a starting weight under two pounds (1.76 lbs, 799 grams), the lightest ever ultra-mobile model in the Fujitsu line-up joins an exclusive club of sub-1kg 13.3-inch clamshell notebooks that can also provide up to 15.5 hours of battery performance.

    The LIFEBOOK U937 is no lightweight when it comes to performance, power and connectivity. It features the latest, 7th generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor, solid-state drives, and runs Microsoft Windows(R) 10 Pro, making it the perfect choice for the busy executive who needs more than a tablet while on the move. With a full-size keyboard, choice of black or red colors, and 13.3-inch FHD display with optional touchscreen, the LIFEBOOK U937 provides the freedom to work anywhere, anytime.

    Nor is there any compromise on security for the LIFEBOOK U937, with biometric security included as standard, with the choice of either fingerprint reader or palm vein authentication. Further protection comes with an integrated SmartCard reader and enterprise-class TPM 2.0 encryption. A solid magnesium housing ensures the 15.5mm thin LIFEBOOK U937 is tough on the outside, too.

    In many cases, shorter battery life, lower performance or limited connectivity - for example the necessity of using dongles for external ports - have been the trade-offs for a lightweight notebook. There is no need to make these compromises with the LIFEBOOK U937, with up to 15.5 hours of battery life and boasts a full set of interfaces including full-size LAN and HDMI connector, plus embedded WLAN connectivity and Bluetooth(R). For additional convenience, Fujitsu also offers a USB Type-C(R) port replicator, allowing connection to an external display, mouse, keyboard, and other peripherals.

    Kevin Wrenn, senior vice president, Fujitsu America, Inc., said: "Previously, CIOs had to balance weight, performance, battery life and security when selecting notebooks for their staff. The new LIFEBOOK U937 was purpose-built to deliver these first-rate features in a 13.3-inch clamshell notebook, so IT executives can deliver powerful notebooks that offer the freedom to work from anywhere, anytime. Weighing in well under two pounds, the new flagship LIFEBOOK model is equipped with best-in-class components and biometric security as a standard, as well as a battery that can easily last throughout standard and extended workdays."

    Availability
    The first shipments of LIFEBOOK U937 models are expected in North America on May 16, 2017

    Notes to editors
    Weight varies according to system configuration.

    Key features of the LIFEBOOK U937 include:

    --  7th generation Intel(R) Core(TM) processor
    --  Ergonomic anti-glare, 13.3-inch FHD display with an optional touchscreen
    --  PCIe interface in order to process data faster
    --  Best-in-class connectivity with embedded WLAN, Bluetooth
    --  Super secure, biometric authentication with either embedded palm vein
    technology or fingerprint sensor and Integrated SmartCard reader
    --  Up to 15.5 hours battery runtime
    --  USB Type-C port replicator facilitates workplace sharing
    --  Full-sized interfaces eliminate the need for adapters
    --  Solid magnesium housing ensures durability
    --  Ultra lightweight, starting from 799g and only 15.5 mm thin
    

    Online resources

    --  Find out more on our Website:
    http://www.shopfujitsu.com/view/lifebook-u937-notebook
    --  Read the Fujitsu blog: http://blog.ts.fujitsu.com
    --  Follow Fujitsu on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/FujitsuAmerica
    --  Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-america
    --  Find Fujitsu on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Fujitsu
    --  Fujitsu pictures and media server:
    http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/portal.php
    --  For regular news updates, bookmark the Fujitsu newsroom:
    http://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/resources/news/
    

    About Fujitsu
    Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

    About Fujitsu Americas
    Fujitsu America, Inc. is the parent and/or management company of a group of Fujitsu-owned companies operating in North, Central and South America dedicated to delivering the full range of Fujitsu products, solutions and services in ICT to our customers in the Western Hemisphere. These companies are collectively referred to as Fujitsu Americas. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://fujitsu.com/us and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.

    Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, LIFEBOOK, and "shaping tomorrow with you" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Bluetooth js a trademark or registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. in the United States and other countries. USB Type-C is a trademark or registered trademark of the USB Implementers Forum, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/464437/Fujitsu_Logo.jpg Fujitsu America, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/




    Turtle Beach Corporation To Report First Quarter 2017 Financial Results On Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach Corporation , a leading gaming headset and audio accessory company, announced it will report financial results for the first quarter 2017 on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

    The Company's financial results for the period will be reported via press release after the close of regular stock market trading hours, followed by a conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT with the Company's CEO, Juergen Stark, and CFO, John Hanson.

    Conference Call Details:

    Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Time: 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

    Toll-Free Dial-in Number: (877) 303-9855

    International Dial-in Number: (408) 337-0154

    Conference ID: 10102221

    For the conference call, please dial-in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time and an operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty with the conference call, please contact Liolios at (949) 574-3860.

    The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/7s2kbp36 and via the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.turtlebeachcorp.com.

    A replay of the conference call will be available after 8:00 p.m. ET on the same day through May 16, 2017.

    Toll-Free Replay Number: (855) 859-2056

    International Replay Number: (404) 537-3406

    Replay ID: 10102221

    About Turtle Beach Corporation
    Turtle Beach Corporation (http://corp.turtlebeach.com) designs innovative, market-leading audio products. Under its award-winning Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com), the Company is the clear market share leader with its wide selection of acclaimed gaming headsets for use with Xbox One and PlayStation((R))4, as well as personal computers and mobile/tablet devices. Under the HyperSound brand (www.hypersound.com), the Company develops and licenses pioneering directed audio solutions with applications in digital signage and kiosks, consumer electronics and hearing healthcare. The Company's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.

    Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements
    This press release includes forward-looking information and statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events. Statements containing the words "may", "could", "would", "should", "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "plan", "estimate", "target", "project", "intend" and similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management.

    While the Company believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that its goals and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, risks related to the Company's liquidity, the substantial uncertainties inherent in the acceptance of existing and future products, the difficulty of commercializing and protecting new technology, the impact of competitive products and pricing, general business and economic conditions, risks associated with the expansion of our business including the implementation of any businesses we acquire, our indebtedness, the outcome of our HyperSound strategic review process and other factors discussed in our public filings, including the risk factors included in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company's other periodic reports. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is under no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement after the date of this release whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

    All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Turtle Beach Corporation

    CONTACT: For Investor Information, Contact: Cody Slach, Investor
    Relations, Liolios, 949.574.3860, hear@liolios.com; For Media Information,
    Contact: Eric Nielsen, Step 3 PR, 202.276.5357, eric@step-3.com

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




    Redknee Solutions Inc. to Host Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Investor Conference Call on May 11, 2017

    TORONTO, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Redknee Solutions Inc. , a leading provider of business-critical billing and charging software and solutions for communications service providers, today announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss the results for its second quarter ended March 31, 2017. The call will be hosted by Danielle Royston, CEO, and David Charron, CFO on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. (ET) followed by a question and answer period. All interested parties are invited to participate. The Company expects to report its financial results for the second quarter after the close of markets on May 10, 2017.

    CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS:

    DATE: Thursday, May 11, 2017 TIME: 8:30 a.m. (ET) DIAL IN NUMBER: (647) 427-7450 (888) 231-8191 CONFERENCE ID: 10173989 TAPED REPLAY: (416) 849-0833 or (855) 859-2056 Available until 12:00 midnight (ET) Thursday, May 18, 2017 Reference number: 10173989 LIVE WEBCAST: www.redknee.com or http://bit.ly/2oIqJ7I Webcast will be archived for 90 days

    About Redknee

    Redknee monetizes today's digital world. We provide a complete portfolio of mission-critical monetization and subscriber management solutions and services that allow communications service providers, utility companies, auto makers and enterprise businesses of all types to charge for things in new and innovative ways. Redknee's real-time billing, charging, policy and customer care offerings provide the agility and scalability to drive a unique user experience, increase profitability and support any new product or business model. Available on premise, cloud-based, or as a Software-as-a-Service, Redknee's low-risk, flexible solutions power more than 250 businesses across the globe. Established in 1999, Redknee Solutions Inc. is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the combined operations of those entities. For more information about Redknee and its solutions, please go to www.redknee.com.

    Redknee Solutions Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations: Conrad Seguin, NATIONAL | Equicom, T:
    416-586-1951, cseguin@national.ca




    Pratt & Whitney Launches EngineWise(TM) Service BrandNew brand promotes the operational efficiencies that Pratt & Whitney's shared intelligence can bring to airlines

    ORLANDO, Fla., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. , announced its new EngineWise service brand that illustrates the company's commitment to helping airlines and lessors run their businesses efficiently.

    "Our EngineWise brand is all about sharing our engine expertise and fleet intelligence with Pratt & Whitney customers so they can optimize engine performance and keep their operations running smoothly," said Chris Calio, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "EngineWise better represents what we offer, and how we're evolving to improve the predictability, reliability and health of our customers' fleets."

    Pratt & Whitney EngineWise services provide a number of advantages, including:

    --  State-of-the art data analytics and real-time intelligence to help
    predict and prevent operational disruptions before they occur,
    --  Significant investments in new technology and resources to increase
    responsiveness and flexibility,
    --  A growing portfolio of service offerings to provide smarter, more
    straightforward solutions, and
    --  Improved customer communications to drive more transparency and
    connectivity with our customers.
    

    Through EngineWise, Pratt & Whitney is unifying its aftermarket service portfolio and will introduce new offerings to support customers' evolving needs. Major offerings under the Pratt & Whitney EngineWise Service brand include:

    --  Fleet Management Programs - A customized, comprehensive
    dollar-per-flight-hour agreement to optimize cost of ownership over the
    life cycle of an engine.
    --  Engine Overhaul Services - For operators that prefer the assurance of a
    fixed price or time and material engine maintenance solution.
    --  Material Solutions - New and serviceable parts and part repair services
    provided by the engine OEM designed to extend part life and improve
    residual value.
    --  New service offerings will continue to be added over time, based on
    customer needs.
    

    To learn more about a career with Pratt & Whitney, visit www.pw.utc.com/careers or visit Pratt & Whitney at the MRO Americas Conference in Orlando, Florida from April 25-27 at booth #2217.

    Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.

    Note to editors: Photos and additional information can be found at: http://www.pw.utc.com/Press_Kits

    Visit Pratt & Whitney's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/prattandwhitney

    Pratt & Whitney

    Web site: http://www.pw.utc.com/




    Appiphany Technologies - (IP Risk Control) to Present at RedChip's Global Online Growth Conference

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Appiphany Technologies - (IP Risk Control) (http://www.ipriskcontrol.com) a brand and data protection company providing solutions that covers all aspects of anti-counterfeiting, product diversion and fraud, data protection and cyber security - is scheduled to present at RedChip's Global Online Growth Conference on Thursday April 27, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presentation can be viewed at http://www.RedChip.com.

    IP Risk Controls' President - Mr. Jason Remillard will jointly host a live Q&A session that will follow the investor presentation.

    RedChip's Global Online Growth Conference brings together investors and executives of leading microcap companies, representing a broad spectrum of industries and sectors, including oil & gas, technology, mining, healthcare, consumer goods, energy, and more. More than 10,000 investors attend RedChip's microcap conference series each year.

    No registration is required to participate in the conference, all interested parties are welcome. Start times are subject to change.

    About Appiphany Technology Holdings Corp.

    Appiphany Technologies (IP Risk Control) (http://www.ipriskcontrol.com) has diversified offerings to deliver global 'best-of-breed' products and technologies that combat counterfeit and theft of global goods, data and cyber security protection. The Company continues to develop its own technologies and has an active acquisitions program in place.

    Contacts: http://www.ipriskcontrol.com Media Relations info@ipriskcontrol.com +1-385-212-3295

    Appiphany Technologies



    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Announces the Appointment of Neil Kim as Chief Technology Officer

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell , a leader in storage, networking, and connectivity semiconductor solutions, today announced that Neil Kim has joined Marvell as its Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Mr. Kim will lead Marvell's advanced engineering efforts, process technology roadmaps and key IP development functions worldwide.

    "Neil is a proven leader in the semiconductor industry who knows how to enable the rapid development of new technologies," said Matt Murphy, Marvell's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Neil will help us grow our storage, networking and connectivity businesses, and accelerate the R&D that has made Marvell a leader in the semiconductor industry. With his experience and drive, he's going to be an invaluable member of my executive team."

    Prior to joining Marvell, Mr. Kim served as Broadcom's Executive Vice President of Operations and Central Engineering. In this role, he directed the company's process strategy and EDA flows and was responsible for leading the development of its broad technology portfolio. He was also responsible for all of the company's engineering functions related to manufacturing, quality and global operations. Prior to joining Broadcom in 2000, Neil was Vice President of Engineering at Western Digital Corporation.

    He earned his BSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.

    About Marvell
    Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company's storage, networking, and wireless connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. To learn more, visit: www.marvell.com.

    Marvell and the M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

    For Further Information Contact:

    Marvell Media Relations

    Kristin Hehir Hanna Kang Senior Manager, Public Relations Senior Manager, Public Relations 408-222-8744 408-222-3780 kristinh@marvell.com hhkang@marvell.com

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




    The International Association of Certified ISAOs and VirnetX Partner to Promote Gabriel Secure CommunicationsSupports Department of Homeland Security Executive Order 13691

    TITUSVILLE, Fla., and ZEPHYR COVE, Nev., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Situational Awareness Center, Kennedy Space Center -- The International Association of Certified ISAOs, a provider of Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence, and VirnetX(TM) Holding Corporation , a leader in Internet communication security software and technology, jointly announced today that they have entered into a Teaming Agreement whereby The International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI) would market and promote VirnetX's Gabriel Collaboration Suite for private and secure communications to its member Information Sharing & Analysis Organizations (ISAO).

    The International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI) provides guidance and assistance to the development of Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO) in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security and Executive Order 13691.

    "IACI is excited to have a world-class company like VirnetX providing secure communications to our member ISAOs," said Mike Echols, IACI CEO. "New exploits are undermining the security of the simplest communications and we believe VirnetX's Gabriel product will add a trusted layer of confidence when sensitive information is being transmitted, or when networks need to be secured."

    "The International Association of Certified ISAOs is an important entity to assist the Department of Homeland Security in their mission of implementing Executive Order 13691," said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President. "We look forward to partnering with them to demonstrate how Gabriel can provide ISAOs with crucial secure communications and data transmission."

    About International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)

    The International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI) charged with assisting the development of ISAOs, is a 501(c)6 non-profit with offices at Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, Florida, USA and Vienna, Austria. IACI was founded by the Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Webster University, and the Global Institute for Cyber Security Research.

    The IACI promotes information sharing through guidance, by assuring awareness of threats and providing management services supporting Government and Industry reduction of cyber risks. This coordinated development of partnerships allows all entities across the world the opportunity to become cyber resilient. For more information please visit https://www.certifiedisao.org/

    About ISAOs

    Under Executive Order 13691, The Secretary of Homeland Security was called on to strongly encourage the development and formation of information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs). ISAOs are entities formed to share cyber threat information with its community of trust. As part of the Executive Order, Department of Homeland Security was to enter into agreement with a nongovernmental organization to serve as the ISAO Standards Organization.

    ISAOs, Information Sharing & Analysis Organizations, are owners and operators of critical infrastructure, relevant agencies, and other public- and private-sector stakeholders through a voluntary consensus standards development process to identify a common set of voluntary standards and guidelines for the creation and functioning of ISAOs. These standards address, but are not be limited to, contractual agreements, business processes, operating procedures, technical specifications, and privacy protections. ISAOs advise on best practices and lessons learned from existing Information Sharing and Analysis Centers and other information sharing organizations.

    The establishment of ISAOs allows communities of interest to share cyber threat information with each other on a voluntary basis, resulting in an effective ISAO Ecosystem. ISAOs may also, if they choose, participate in existing federal cybersecurity information sharing programs, providing access to near-real-time cyber threat indicators. The goal is to create deeper and broader networks of information sharing nationally that foster the development and adoption of automated mechanisms for the sharing of information to elevate the security of the Nation. For more information, please visit https://www.isao.org/

    About VirnetX Gabriel Collaboration Suite

    The Gabriel Collaboration Suite(TM) is a set of easy to use, essential applications, that allow businesses and users to communicate and collaborate with their peers in a secure, end-to-end encrypted environment. The essential applications include, Secure Mail, Secure Messaging, Secure Voice Call, Secure Video Call, Secure Share & Sync and Secure Gateway Service, all accessible through an integrated and easy to use interface on mobile or desktop devices. VirnetX's Gabriel Secure Gateway Service allows users to configure and remotely access all their private network services, e.g. web cameras, home security monitoring systems, or personal data storage (movies, photographs, etc.), without disclosing private network information or opening special ports that can make them vulnerable to malicious hacking or attacks.

    Built on top of the Gabriel Secure Communication Platform(TM), it uses VirnetX's patented Gabriel Connection Technology(TM) to automatically perform user authentication, cryptographic peer device authentication and security policy enforcement over an 'invisible network' created by using a unique virtual encrypted secure communications infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.gabrielsecure.com

    About VirnetX

    VirnetX Holding Corporation is an Internet security software and technology company with patented technology for secure communications including 4G LTE security. The Company's software and technology solutions, including its secure domain name registry and Gabriel Connection Technology(TM), are designed to facilitate secure communications and to create a secure environment for real-time communication applications such as instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, eReaders and video conferencing. The Company's patent portfolio includes over 115 U.S. and international patents and over 50 pending applications. For more information, please visit www.virnetx.com

    Forward Looking Statements

    Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact, including statements regarding the strength of VirnetX's intellectual property, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to (1) the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been or may be initiated by the Company or that may be initiated against the Company, including pending and future inter partes review proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office; (2) the ability to capitalize on the Company's patent portfolio and generate licensing fees and revenues; (3) the ability of the Company to be successful in entering into licensing relationships with its targeted customers on commercially acceptable terms; (4) potential challenges to the validity of the Company's patents underlying its licensing opportunities; (5) the ability of the Company to achieve widespread customer adoption of the Company's Gabriel Communication Technology(TM) and its secure domain name registry; (6) the level of adoption of the 3GPP Series 33 security specifications; (7) whether or not the Company's patents or patent applications may be determined to be or become essential to any standards or specifications in the 3GPP LTE, SAE project or otherwise; (8) the extent to which specifications relating to any of the Company's patents or patent applications may be adopted as a final standard, if at all; and (9) the possibility that Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. In addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those under the heading "Risk Factors" in Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on March 16, 2017. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of the subject matter of this press release are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Except as required by law, the Company is under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results.

    Contact:

    Mike Echols
    The International Association of Certified ISAOs
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    Web site: http://www.virnetx.com/




    Akamai Bridges Gap Between Live Streaming and Broadcast TelevisionNew version of Akamai's Media Services Live adds liveOrigin(TM) capabilities to address the challenges of streaming always-on linear television channels

    LAS VEGAS, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. , the world's largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, is bringing the consistency and reliability of broadcast television to the Internet. The next generation of its Media Services Live system for delivering 24/7 live/linear online video capabilities is designed to support over-the-top (OTT) video service providers, broadcasters and telcos that are operating or launching full-time television channels online.

    Media Services Live includes four new components, together known as liveOrigin(TM), that operate in concert to support the same level of quality for linear video streaming that is expected of traditional broadcast television:

    Broadcast-Quality Ingestion: The transfer of video from its origination point to the delivery network is a crucial step in linear streaming. Akamai has built a highly distributed ingestion network using the Company's proven mapping technology to match encoders to the most optimal entry point, creating a system that can automatically route content to different entry points with no viewer impact if the connection is interrupted. Those capabilities are complemented with ingest acceleration, based on Akamai's Media Acceleration technology, to support throughput of higher bit rates and also mitigate and circumvent poor network connectivity.

    Low Latency: Akamai is introducing 10-second latency as part of Media Services Live, addressing the need for online and broadcast content to play back for viewers near-simultaneously. Particularly important for broadcasters and live sports and news providers, the feature dramatically reduces what has traditionally been a 30-second-or-more delay between broadcast signals and online streams.

    Self-Healing Network: Akamai has incorporated multiple layers of redundancy into Media Services Live in which content is replicated to multiple locations across the network. The design allows for immediate failover if performance is in any way degraded.

    Monitoring & Reporting: Akamai's new Media Services Live includes near real-time reporting that affords customers critical insights into content and ingest performance. The capabilities replace the minutiae and time inherent to pouring over log files with at-a-glance visualizations of critical, stream-level metrics such as average bitrate, latency, packet loss and error rate among others. Users can set custom thresholds for key metrics that activate alerts when exceeded.

    "Most broadcast video distribution solutions neglect the first critical link of the video chain, content ingestion. Packet drops or outages cause drops in quality or total loss of the feed. This crisis leaves operations teams scrambling to get the content back online as customers look for alternative sources for critical live matches or first-broadcast linear content," said Sam Rosen, Vice President at ABI Research. "Akamai's latest addition to Media Services Live - liveOrigin - uses multiple technologies and operational capabilities to bring broadcast-quality reliability and redundancy to OTT services."

    "Akamai Media Services Live is designed from the ground up explicitly to span the chasm between live streaming and broadcast television. Media Services Live is a solution that's dedicated and optimized to support the unique and rigorous demands of delivering live and linear 24/7 channels online with features and performance capabilities that simply are not available from commodity storage and delivery services," said Michael Fay, Vice President, Media Products and Operations, Akamai. "As OTT operators and broadcasters build their online businesses and expand their programming, linear channels and the related viewing experience is playing a key role in the ability to differentiate services. Having a platform that is able to support the quality of experience necessary to attract and keep customers will be critical as broadcast TV continues its shift online."

    Media Services Live and its new liveOrigin capabilities are available immediately and will be demonstrated during the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 24(th) - 27(th) at Akamai's booth SL3324. The Company will also show its complete range of cloud-based solutions designed to help content owners deliver the best possible online video experiences to each individual viewer.

    About Akamai
    As the world's largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai makes it easier for its customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Akamai's massively distributed platform is unparalleled in scale with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, giving customers superior performance and threat protection. Akamai's portfolio of web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring. To learn why the top financial institutions, e-commerce leaders, media & entertainment providers, and government organizations trust Akamai please visit www.akamai.com, blogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter.

    Contacts: Chris Nicholson Tom Barth Media Relations Investor Relations 617-444-2987 617-274-7130 cnichols@akamai.com tbarth@akamai.com

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




    Canon U.S.A. Empowers Public Speakers With Its New Handheld Wireless PresenterThe PR500-R is Designed to Provide a Stress-Free Solution to See, Control and Execute Presentations

    MELVILLE, N.Y., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the PR500-R Handheld Presenter will be joining the current lineup of easy-to-see Canon laser presenters. The new PR500-R is about two times more visible than a normal red laser(1); helping business professionals, educators and public speakers to keep viewers engaged while making their big presentation.

    This presenter, like others in the Canon presenter lineup, offers a simple and intuitive key layout designed to give the presenter full control of the slideshow without having to look at the device. The new PR500-R Handheld Presenter is also ergonomically designed to provide a comfortable hold in spite of the length of the presentation.

    The PR500-R Handheld Presenter provides a battery level indicator when the power is turned on to help speakers maintain focus on the crowd while being alerted to critical battery levels. A green LED light lets speakers know the battery has a high charge. An orange LED light indicates the battery charge is getting low, a red LED light indicates that the charge on the battery is about to run out, and finally there will be no LED light when the PR500-R is out of battery power. Furthermore, the device wirelessly operates with compatible PowerPoint(R), Keynote(R), Adobe(R) PDF and macOS(R) Preview files via USB plug-in receiver(2). Requiring no setup, users just plug and connect immediately, allowing them to quickly begin to move freely around a conference room, lecture hall or classroom from up to a 65 foot range(3) with the PR500-R Handheld Presenter and to maintain control of presentations without needing to ask for assistance to change slides.

    "Canon looks to continuously provide new and exciting solutions designed to meet the needs of consumers," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. "This new presenter is an essential tool for public speakers looking to keep their presentations engaging and controlled, and is designed to be stress-free for both themselves and their audience."

    Availability and Pricing
    The PR500-R Handheld Presenter is available for purchase for $49.99 MSRP (4). To purchase this product or for more information about Canon U.S.A products visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/.

    About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. , ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.(**) Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED(R) Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact href="mailto:pr@cusa.canon.com" rel="nofollow">pr@cusa.canon.com.

    **Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    (1 )Compare to red laser of 650nm wavelength and 1mW power.

    (2 )Included with product, compatible with both the Windows and Mac operating systems.

    (3 )Wireless range may be affected by the environment.

    (4 )Pricing is subject to change at any time without notice; prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

    Keynote, Mac, macOS, Adobe and PowerPoint are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of the Microsoft group of companies in the U.S. and other countries. All other referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

    Canon U.S.A. Website:
    www.usa.canon.com

    For sales information/customer support:
    1-800-OK-CANON

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    CONTACT: Editorial Contacts: Angelique Ferrante, Canon U.S.A., Inc., (631)
    330-5112, aferrante@cusa.canon.com; Leigh Nofi, Canon U.S.A., Inc., (631)
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    Fineqia Appoints Nabarro LLP as UK Legal Advisers

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Fineqia International Inc. (the "Company" or "Fineqia") (CSE: FNQ) (OTCPink: FNQQF) has announced the appointment of London based law firm Nabarro LLP ("Nabarro") as the legal advisers for its UK subsidiary, Fineqia Limited.

    Nabarro, one of the UK's leading commercial law firms, is presently undergoing a transformative merger with CMS UK and Olswang LLP to form CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, effective May 1 2017.  The merged firm will be the world's sixth largest law firm by head count and sixth largest in the UK by revenue.

    Nabarro (and subsequently the merged firm) will work with Fineqia Limited and any of their third party service providers in relation to the structuring of the crowdfunding platform, debt and equity placements as well as all legal matters related to client on-boarding and compliance.

    "Nabarro's recent merger with fellow legal leaders CMS and Olswang, show us its commitment to provide its clients with the best and broadest legal experience possible," said Fineqia CEO Bundeep Singh Rangar. "Nabarro's world-class standard, global perspective and innovative thinking gives us a lot of confidence in appointing the firm as our legal advisers."

    Sam Robinson, Nabarro's head of Financial Services Regulation said, "We're proud Fineqia Limited has appointed us as their legal advisers.  Their work in opening up financial management via crowdfunding platforms is at the forefront of the market. We're really pleased to be able to support them."

    Nabarro's transformative merger is the largest in the UK legal services market on record. With Nabarro, CMS and Olswang combined, the new entity will constitute 4,500 lawyers in 38 countries worldwide, with combined revenue of approximately GBP450 million (C$778.1 million) in the UK along with revenue well in excess of EUR1.2 billion (C$1.74 billion) globally.

    About Fineqia International Inc

    Fineqia International Inc.'s business model is to provide an online platform and associated services for the placement of debt and equity securities, initially in the UK, via its subsidiary, Fineqia Limited. The platform will transparently highlight the risks and objectively outline opportunities involved. For more information, visit http://www.fineqia.com.

    About Nabarro LLP

    Nabarro is a leading international commercial law firm with headquarters in London and offices in Manchester, Sheffield, Brussels, Dubai and Singapore. The firm is a limited liability partnership (or LLP) incorporated under English law. Nabarro LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the governing body for solicitors in England and Wales. For more information, visit http://www.nabarro.com.

    NEITHER THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATORY SERVICE PROVIDER HAS REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OF THIS NEWS RELEASE.

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact that address activities, events or developments that Fineqia ("the Company") believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company to complete the Change of Business, failure to obtain sufficient financing, and other risks disclosed in the Company's public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made except as may be required by applicable securities laws. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

    Karolina Komarnicka, Chief Marketing Officer, T: +1(778) 654-2324, E: info@fineqia.com, W: http://www.fineqia.com

    Fineqia International Inc.



    ISG Index(TM): EMEA As-a-Service Sourcing Surpasses EUR1 billion

    EMEA Combined Commercial Market rises 13%

    As-a-Service reaches a new high point; traditional sourcing rallies, driven by large deals

    LONDON, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual value of cloud-based services in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region surpassed EUR1 billion for the first time, a sign such as-a-service offerings are growing in importance across the world's largest sourcing market, according to the findings of the 1Q17 EMEA ISG Index(TM) released by Information Services Group (ISG) , a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

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    The EMEA ISG Index(TM), which measures commercial and public sector outsourcing contracts with an annual contract value (ACV) of EUR4 million or more, shows that the combined commercial market reached EUR3.5 billion in the first quarter of 2017, up more than 19 percent sequentially and year on year. The as-a-service segment rose steadily, with values increasing 48 percent over last year, and 13 percent sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2016, as organizations increasingly embrace digital solutions. Traditional sourcing ACV also surged ahead. The EUR2.5 billion in ACV awarded was the highest in more than a year and was boosted by the award of six mega-relationships in the region.

    Traditional sourcing still dwarfs as-a-service in EMEA - a point of difference between this region and the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. In the Americas, traditional and as-service sourcing claim essentially equal shares of the market, while in Asia Pacific, as-a service sourcing is now double the size of the traditional market.

    In contrast to the commercial market, public sector ACV in EMEA declined sharply in the last 12 months. The EUR6.3 billion of ACV awarded was down by almost half compared with the previous year, due to a slow-down in contracting brought about by political uncertainty across Europe. Going forward, the public-sector market should return to its usual EUR8 billion - EUR10 billion mark.

    Globally, ACV for the combined commercial and public sector market stood at EUR18.7 billion for this quarter. While this performance was up 15 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016, it fell short of the EUR20.5 billion benchmark reached in the first quarter of 2016. Global as-a-service ACV increased by over EUR1 billion, or 38 percent, in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

    Market Insights

    Looking at traditional sourcing by country, the UK registered its highest ever ACV in a quarter, with EUR1.4 billion awarded. This follows three consecutive weak quarters in 2016 as UK businesses slowed their spending due to uncertainty over political and technological change. First-quarter ACV in the UK was further boosted by the award of four mega-relationships.

    Similarly, DACH saw a return to form in the first quarter of 2017, with ACV up 56 percent on the prior quarter and 15 percent year on year. This was lifted by the award of two mega-relationships and a 14 percent upturn in the number of contract awards.

    Traditional sourcing ACV for France paints a less positive picture. The EUR70 million awarded in the first quarter was the country's weakest performance in five years. The run-up to elections in France may have impacted activity, with ACV plummeting more than 60 percent compared to the final quarter of 2016. The Nordics region also took a tumble this quarter, with ACV down 36 percent sequentially, but flat year on year.

    Sector Breakdown

    By industry, the data reveal a mixed picture. The largest vertical, Financial Services, saw robust growth over the last 12 months. As-a-service ACV in the sector rose 43 percent as banks and insurers embrace new technologies to deliver the cost reductions and customer services they are under pressure to provide.

    The Business Services sector was another strong performer. In the last 12 months, its ACV reached just over EUR1 billion, with as-a-service accounting for more than half of the total, indicating this industry segment is rapidly adopting cloud-based services.

    The Telecom and Media vertical also posted positive results, up 31 percent compared with the prior year.

    In contrast, ACV in the Manufacturing sector tumbled 37 percent in the last 12 months, compared with its stand-out performance in the previous period. Despite the fall in Manufacturing ACV, the sector's as-a-service values grew by 27 percent in the same period.

    Forecast

    John Keppel, partner and president of ISG, said: "There is a lot to be positive about, with the EMEA market showing strength in both traditional sourcing and as-a-service contracting. After a slow start, as-a-service continues to go from strength to strength. As a result of this and some robust activity in traditional sourcing, we expect high single-digit gains in the EMEA market for the rest of 2017."

    About the ISG Index(TM)

    Now in its 58th consecutive quarter, the ISG Index(TM) provides a quarterly review of the latest sourcing industry data and trends for clients, service providers, analysts and the media. For nearly 15 years, it has been the authoritative source for marketplace intelligence related to outsourcing transaction structures and terms, industry adoption, geographic prevalence and service provider performance.

    The Q1 2017 EMEA ISG Index(TM) was presented during a conference call and webcast for media and analysts on April 19, 2017.

    About ISG

    ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries--a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com [http://www.isg-one.com/].

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    denise.colgan@isg-one.com; Tara Benham, Cohn & Wolfe for ISG, +44 207 331
    5395, Tara.benham@cohnwolfe.com

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    D.G. Yuengling & Son Brews Reliable, Scalable Internet and Phone Service with Comcast BusinessOldest brewery in America implements high-speed networking between Pennsylvania and Florida locations to optimize operations and visitor experience

    POTTSVILLE, Pa., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Business today announced D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America's oldest brewery, is using its Ethernet and phone service to improve business operations and visitors' experiences in their retail stores and museum.

    The iconic American-owned and family-operated brewery has two manufacturing facilities in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and an additional brew house in Tampa, Florida. Since it was founded in 1829 by David G. Yuengling, the company has grown from a small, regional brewery to producing 2.8 million barrels of beer yearly for distribution along the Eastern Seaboard from Massachusetts to Florida. Visitors can tour both the Pottsville museum and original brewhouse at the Mahantongo Street building and the Tampa hospitality center and brewery as well as purchase various products and merchandise in the retail stores.

    "Given our breweries' technology needs, our business has grown to require faster internet and phone services which results in better customer service to our consumers, tour visitors and business partners," said Wendy Yuengling, Chief Administrative Offer at D.G. Yuengling & Son. "We've also been able to save time and streamline our technology operations and invoicing with Comcast."

    Yuengling is utilizing a 50 Megabits-per-second (Mbps) Ethernet Dedicated Internet line, allowing the company to have scalable internet access, and a 30 Mbps Ethernet Private Line between the Tampa brewery and the two Pottsville breweries and main office. Additionally, the company opted to switch its phones to Comcast PRI trunks for reliable, high-quality voice service. As a result, Yuengling's staff and executive team can quickly transmit large files and data between the different locations, and easily call between locations, creating greater efficiency and optimizing operations.

    "Yuengling started out as a small business and has grown to be a leader in its industry. Comcast Business is committed to providing scalable solutions that fit the business needs of companies throughout their evolution," said Paul Merritt, vice president of Comcast Business for the Keystone Region. "Providing America's oldest brewery with a secure, reliable high-speed internet infrastructure between its Pennsylvania and Florida operations allows it to function efficiently and better serve its customers."

    About D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.:
    Based in Pottsville, PA, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America's Oldest Brewery, is family owned and operated since 1829. Principal beer brands include Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black and Tan, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale, and three great seasonals: IPL, Summer Wheat and Oktoberfest. For more information about the brewery and gift shop, visit www.yuengling.com. For more news and updates about D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., visit http://www.yuengling.com/news.

    About Comcast Business
    Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice and TV solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by a next-generation, advanced network, and backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation's largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Ethernet market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as its fastest growing provider and service provider of the year.

    For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.

    About Comcast Cable
    Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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    The Weather Company Renews Collaboration with GSK Consumer Healthcare; Weather Unveils Enhanced Allergy Tracker with Personalized Experience to Help Consumers Better Manage Seasonal SymptomsCollaboration Supports Launch of New Flonase(R) Sensimist(TM) Nasal Spray

    NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Weather Company, an IBM Business , announced today the renewal of its collaboration with GSK Consumer Healthcare and PHD Media Worldwide. As part of their continued relationship, Weather has introduced an enhanced Allergy Tracker, which includes increased personalization capabilities to help consumers stay one step ahead of their allergies this season. The Allergy Tracker delivers a comprehensive experience where information for managing allergies is available in the same place. This includes current weather conditions, hyper-local allergy reports, expanded forecasts, editorial content, and more.

    Seasonal allergies are unique to each person, and this updated Tracker delivers a personalized experience so the most essential information is easy to find. The Tracker, with impactful local allergen information, will be surfaced to users based on the user's preferences, user's location, and historical engagement behavior data. Provided with this information, consumers are better equipped to manage their allergies - whether indoor or outdoor - and can take smarter preventative measures to make managing allergy season easier than ever before. The Allergy Tracker, sponsored by GSK Consumer Healthcare's Flonase(R) brand, is available in The Weather Channel apps, weather.com, Flonase.com, and select retailer sites.

    "Allergens impact us in very different ways, as there are a variety of factors - whether it's specific allergens or the combination of several - that contribute to individual symptoms," said Jeremy Steinberg, global head of sales, The Weather Company. "At The Weather Company, we are passionate about using data to deliver high-impact, individualized experiences for people to help in their daily planning and decision making. The refreshed Allergy Tracker, created in collaboration with GSK Consumer Healthcare and PHD Media Worldwide, will empower consumers to help them better understand and manage their symptoms this allergy season."

    New enhancements to The Allergy Tracker include:

    --  A personalized current conditions module, so users can easily access the
    essential information for managing seasonal symptoms
    --  A daily outlook, which includes previous day (when available), current
    day and seven-day forecasts; local allergy reports powered by
    hyper-local social sentiment data; current vs. historical
    pollen/breathing/mold allergen data; social sharing capabilities
    --  Custom editorial content including a dynamic infographic with tips for
    managing spring and fall allergies
    --  An indoor allergy tracker and pollen hot spots chart, which can be
    personalized for each user
    

    "We have had a successful relationship with The Weather Company over the past three years, and this year's enhancements to The Allergy Tracker are about helping allergy sufferers better understand the specific allergens that could impact their health and wellbeing, so they can take action to help reduce or prevent their symptoms," said Theresa Agnew, Chief Marketing Officer, GSK Consumer Healthcare. "By collaborating with Weather, we are able to tap into their scale and get the Allergy Tracker as well as the Flonase(R) Sensimist(TM)Allergy Relief campaign in front of nearly a quarter billion consumers across the Weather properties. And, we are also able to further extend that reach by taking Weather's innovative data targeting solutions beyond their properties, and applying that precise targeting to our entire campaign."

    The updated Allergy Tracker is part of GSK Consumer Healthcare's and PHD Media Worldwide's overall campaign to launch the new Flonase(R) Sensimist(TM) Nasal Spray. As part of the campaign, GSK Consumer Healthcare will leverage Weather's insights, predictive analytics, and data-driven ad solutions to help eliminate media waste and engage consumers at the right time and place both on and off of Weather's properties (The Weather Channel apps, weather.com). Those solutions include:

    --  WEATHERfx, a targeting capability that leverages the impact of weather
    conditions on emotions and behaviors to deliver messaging that can drive
    consumer action
    --  First-Party Audience Segments, which leverages first-party data to
    create audience segments for precise targeting outside of Weather's
    properties. GSK is a launch marketer for this new targeting capability.
    

    The Weather Company, an IBM Business
    The Weather Company, an IBM Business, helps people make informed decisions - and take action - in the face of weather. The company offers the most accurate, personalized and actionable weather data and insights to millions of consumers, as well as thousands of marketers and businesses via Weather's API, its business solutions division, and its own digital products from The Weather Channel (weather.com) and Weather Underground (wunderground.com).

    The company delivers tens of billions of forecasts daily. Its products include a top weather app on all major mobile platforms globally, a network of 250,000 personal weather stations, a top-20 U.S. website, one of the world's largest IoT data platforms, and industry-leading business solutions.

    Weather Means Business(TM). The world's biggest brands in aviation, energy, insurance, media and government rely on The Weather Company for data, technology platforms and services to help improve decision-making and respond to weather's impact on business. For more, visit theweathercompany.com.

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    CONTACT: Katherine Wong, katherine.wong@weather.com

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




    Fineqia Appoints Nabarro LLP as UK Legal Advisers

    VANCOUVER, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Fineqia International Inc. (the "Company" or "Fineqia") (CSE: FNQ) (OTCPink: FNQQF) has announced the appointment of London based law firm Nabarro LLP ("Nabarro") as the legal advisers for its UK subsidiary, Fineqia Limited.

    Nabarro, one of the UK's leading commercial law firms, is presently undergoing a transformative merger with CMS UK and Olswang LLP to form CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, effective May 1 2017. The merged firm will be the world's sixth largest law firm by head count and sixth largest in the UK by revenue.

    Nabarro (and subsequently the merged firm) will work with Fineqia Limited and any of their third party service providers in relation to the structuring of the crowdfunding platform, debt and equity placements as well as all legal matters related to client on-boarding and compliance.

    "Nabarro's recent merger with fellow legal leaders CMS and Olswang, show us its commitment to provide its clients with the best and broadest legal experience possible," said Fineqia CEO Bundeep Singh Rangar. "Nabarro's world-class standard, global perspective and innovative thinking gives us a lot of confidence in appointing the firm as our legal advisers."

    Sam Robinson, Nabarro's head of Financial Services Regulation said, "We're proud Fineqia Limited has appointed us as their legal advisers. Their work in opening up financial management via crowdfunding platforms is at the forefront of the market. We're really pleased to be able to support them."

    Nabarro's transformative merger is the largest in the UK legal services market on record. With Nabarro, CMS and Olswang combined, the new entity will constitute 4,500 lawyers in 38 countries worldwide, with combined revenue of approximately 450 million (C$778.1 million) in the UK along with revenue well in excess of EUR1.2 billion (C$1.74 billion) globally.

    About Fineqia International Inc

    Fineqia International Inc.'s business model is to provide an online platform and associated services for the placement of debt and equity securities, initially in the UK, via its subsidiary, Fineqia Limited. The platform will transparently highlight the risks and objectively outline opportunities involved. For more information, visit www.fineqia.com.

    About Nabarro LLP

    Nabarro is a leading international commercial law firm with headquarters in London and offices in Manchester, Sheffield, Brussels, Dubai and Singapore. The firm is a limited liability partnership (or LLP) incorporated under English law. Nabarro LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the governing body for solicitors in England and Wales. For more information, visit www.nabarro.com.

    NEITHER THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATORY SERVICE PROVIDER HAS REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OF THIS NEWS RELEASE.

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact that address activities, events or developments that Fineqia ("the Company") believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company to complete the Change of Business, failure to obtain sufficient financing, and other risks disclosed in the Company's public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made except as may be required by applicable securities laws. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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    CONTACT: Karolina Komarnicka, Chief Marketing Officer, T: +1 (778)
    654-2324, E: info@fineqia.com, W: http://www.fineqia.com

    Web site: www.fineqia.com/




    Trimfoot Moves B2B integration to the OpenText Cloud

    OpenText B2B Managed Services Supports Aggressive Growth Strategy with EDI Expertise and Accelerated Trading Partner Onboarding

    WATERLOO, Ontario, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenText(TM) , the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that Trimfoot, provider of fashionable, quality footwear for the infant, children, women, and dance markets, has selected OpenText B2B Managed Services. OpenText offers Trimfoot the flexibility and scalability needed to quickly grow its network of global trading partners.

    Trimfoot develops and sells quality footwear across North America, offering a broad market spectrum of brand names, including Baby Deer((R)), Wee Kids, Natural Steps((R)), School Issue((R)), Dance Class((R)), and Lindsay Phillips((R)), as well as many private labels. With 200 trading partners and limited EDI capabilities in its existing system, Trimfoot needed a solution that could enable better communication within its current network of trading partners and have the flexibility to grow with the company. The company chose OpenText to optimize and automate its supply chain for a better business network.

    "Understanding the EDI capabilities and demands for both our wholesale business and third-party logistics, I asked our very small IT department what it would take to enhance it," said Michael Langfitt, chief operating officer at Trimfoot. "After evaluating and discussing an in-house versus outsourced system, it became very clear that outsourcing to OpenText was not just a viable option, it was the prudent business decision. Choosing OpenText B2B Managed Services was a strategic position that would save time, money, and also take the onus off our small IT team, and put it on to a company built to handle it."

    Trimfoot's new OpenText solution can now accommodate trading partners of different sizes and in different regions using a variety of EDI formats. Using OpenText B2B Managed Services allows Trimfoot to benefit from OpenText's industry experience and established relationships working with thousands of trading partners globally. Trimfoot is able to continue to provide excellent service and adapt more quickly and effectively, while allowing the company to outsource all facets of the implementation and ongoing management.

    "Retail is an ever-changing environment and OpenText will help us maintain our ability to meet the needs of our trading partners," said Langfitt. "We can provide a level of service that enables our trading partners to maintain their market position with the right shoe sizes in the right stores and without excess inventory. That is the advantage of doing business with Trimfoot versus doing business with somebody else."

    Langfitt added, "We will also use the OpenText solution to enhance our third-party logistics, because it's now no longer just about what Trimfoot sells, but it includes the companies that we ship shoes for and what they sell. And, our single largest growth option is direct-to-consumer."

    Langfitt elaborated on benefits gained by changing their corporate strategy to include a move to the OpenText Cloud, "We were probably one of the last companies to come off of a mainframe operation, but I'm excited about the benefits that come with a move to the cloud--we don't have to own the software, manage the payroll, or take care of technical difficulties."

    "We are all completely impressed by the scope, the flexibility, and the engagement level of the people that have met with us face-to-face. They are professional, they are crisp, they are clear. Our impression of OpenText as a company is that I believe we are in the developing stages of what I hope will be a tremendous partnership," concluded Langfitt.

    The OpenText EIM portfolio is designed to enable organizations to discover and manage information to spur growth and innovation and decrease time to competitive advantage. The platform consists of comprehensive and integrated product solutions including Content Suite, Process Suite, Experience Suite, Analytics Suite, Discovery Suite and Business Network. OpenText's EIM solutions are available for deployment on-premises, in the cloud and in hybrid deployments.

    About OpenText

    OpenText enables the digital world, creating a better way for organizations to work with information, on premises or in the cloud. For more information about OpenText visit opentext.com.

    Connect with us:
    OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea's blog
    Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook

    Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on OpenText's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. OpenText's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see OpenText's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, OpenText disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Copyright (C)2017 Open Text Corporation. OpenText is a trademark or registered trademark of Open Text SA and/or Open Text ULC. The list of trademarks is not exhaustive of other trademarks. Registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Open Text SA or other respective owners. All rights reserved. For more information, visit: http://www.opentext.com/who-we-are/copyright-information.

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    CONTACT: Jeff Neal, OpenText, 925-600-5114, publicrelations@opentext.com

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




    Catholic Order of Foresters Selects StoneRiver LifeApply and LifeSuiteStoneRiver's e-application and automated underwriting systems to modernize and streamline new business processing

    HOLON, Israel and DENVER, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Sapiens International Corporation [http://www.sapiens.com ], , a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector, announced today that its fully owned subsidiary StoneRiver, Inc. [http://www.stoneriver.com ] entered into an agreement with Catholic Order of Foresters [https://www.catholicforester.org ] (COF) of Naperville, IL. COF has selected StoneRiver's LifeApply(R) [http://www.stoneriver.com/life/e-applications-lifeapply%C2%AE ] (electronic application and signature) and LifeSuite(R) [http://www.stoneriver.com/life/lifesuite-automated-underwriting-system ] (case flow and automated underwriting) software solutions.

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    The StoneRiver solutions will enable COF to modernize its entire new business process, including automation of many tasks with anticipated benefits such as significantly decreased turnaround times and increased placement rates. Additionally, COF is considering leveraging the systems to expand its market presence by functioning as a business process outsourcer (BPO) for other fraternal societies.

    After an extensive vendor and solution search, COF selected StoneRiver and its solutions, due to superior functionality, client references, depth of experience with fraternal societies and technical expertise.

    With LifeApply and LifeSuite, COF anticipates a significant number of process improvements, new capabilities and cost savings, resulting in higher agent satisfaction, faster turnaround times and more consistent underwriting decisions, as well as:

    - Simplification of the new business acquisition process - Reduction in "not in good order" applications - Electronic signatures - Automated ordering of underwriting requirements data - Automated/immediate approval on qualified insurance plans - Configuration of COF-specific rules and processes - Straight-through processing and systems integration

    "Catholic Order of Foresters is dedicated to bringing needed products and services to the Catholic Community. By streamlining our processes with StoneRiver's advanced technology, we will be able to expand and better serve our membership," said Steve Stanley, chief underwriter, Catholic Order of Foresters.

    "We welcome Catholic Order of Foresters to our client community and appreciate the trust they have in our people and solutions," said Roni Al-Dor, president and chief executive officer, Sapiens. "COF is a great example of a mid-sized carrier looking to leverage technology to better serve its customers and agents, gain more efficient processing, and improve overall cost effectiveness."

    About Catholic Order of Foresters

    Catholic Order of Foresters is a trusted 133-year-old Catholic life insurance benefit society dedicated to providing members with financial security and opportunities for spiritual, social and charitable growth. Visit catholicforester.org [https://catholicforester.org ] for more information.

    About StoneRiver, Inc.

    StoneRiver delivers the industry's widest range of value-oriented technology solutions and services to insurance carriers, agents and broker-dealers. This versatile product group encompasses front-office, policy, claims, rating, underwriting, billing and reinsurance automation for all major business lines. Hundreds of companies of all sizes rely on StoneRiver software and processing solutions to achieve a competitive edge. Customer satisfaction and client success are the continuing goal, and are in large part achieved by maintaining and valuing strong, long-term customer relationships.

    About Sapiens

    Sapiens International Corporation is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector. Sapiens offers core, end-to-end solutions to the global general insurance, property and casualty, life, pension and annuities, reinsurance and retirement markets, as well as business decision management software. The company has a track record of over 30 years in delivering superior software solutions to more than 400 financial services organizations. The Sapiens team of over 2,500 professionals operates through our fully-owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information: http://www.sapiens.com.

    Investor and Media Contact Yaffa Cohen-Ifrah Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Corporate Communications Sapiens International Mobile: +1-201-250-9414 Phone: +972-3-790-2026 Email: Yaffa.cohen-ifrah@sapiens.com

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    Persistent Systems Reports 22% USD Revenue Growth for FY17, Recommends 30% Final Dividend

    PUNE, India and SANTA CLARA, California, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    News Summary:

    Persistent Systems , today announced the Company's audited financial results for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, as approved by the Board of Directors.

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    Consolidated Financial Highlights for the Financial Year 2016-17:

    (USD million) FY17 FY16 Y-o-Y growth ------------ ------------ (As per Ind AS) (As per IGAAP) -------------- ------------- Revenue 429.01 351.65 22.00% ------- ------ ------ ----- EBITDA 67.66 63.43 6.67% ------ ----- ----- ---- PBT 59.72 60.16 -0.73% --- ----- ----- ----- PAT 44.93 45.22 -0.63% --- ----- ----- -----

    Consolidated Financial Highlights for the Quarter ended March 31, 2017:

    (USD million) Q4 FY17 Y-o-Y growth Q-o-Q growth ------------ ------- ------------ ------------ Revenue 109.03 8.56% -0.91% ------- ------ ---- ----- EBITDA 17.81 11.78% 1.69% ------ ----- ----- ---- PBT 14.04 -7.89% -14.87% --- ----- ----- ------ PAT 10.92 -8.93% -9.68% --- ----- ----- -----

    Dividend:

    The Board of Directors at its meeting concluded on April 25, 2017, recommended 30% final dividend taking the total dividend for FY 2016-17 to 90%. This was against 80% dividend paid in the previous year. The dividend recommended by the Board is subject to approval of shareholders during the Annual General Meeting.

    Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems:

    Digital and IoT, enabled by enterprise data integration, together define the building blocks for a software driven business. We see this as an important nexus of technologies for the future. We have been making significant investments to form partnerships, build solutions and accelerators, as well as frameworks for enterprises to become software-driven. Recent partnerships with USAA and Partners HealthCare are examples of our strategy in action.

    Business Highlights and Recognitions:

    --  Teamed with Partners HealthCare on new industrywide digital platform
    with a goal of bringing digital transformation to clinical care
    --  Granted Development Rights by USAA, a FORTUNE 500(R) financial services
    provider, to patented innovations related to security in financial
    services
    --  Inaugurated new delivery centers in Raleigh - USA, Guadalajara - Mexico
    and Rehovot - Israel
    --  Featured in HfS Blueprint Report: Salesforce Services 2017 for our fast
    growth in Salesforce practice with a focus on healthcare
    --  New partnership with low-code software development platform, OutSystems
    strengthens partner ecosystem for digital, data, and IoT; in addition to
    recently announced partnerships with Amazon Web Services and with
    MuleSoft
    --  Co-organised the Smart India Hackathon 2017, in conjunction with All
    India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of
    Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) led by Hon'ble Minister
    Shri Prakash Javadekar. Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi
    interacted with the participants of the hackathon
    

    Key Wins:

    --  Selected by a US based global automotive supplier to enable its global
    deployment and configuration of IBM Watson IoT tools for the automotive
    industry
    --  Chosen for digital transformation of franchisee management by a major US
    fast-food chain on the basis of solutions IP and expertise on the Appian
    platform
    --  Selected as a strategic partner for a digital transformation program by
    a large US based biotech & life sciences customer
    --  Large multi-year engagement with one of the largest technology companies
    for a data security product development and rejuvenation
    

    About Persistent Systems:

    Persistent Systems builds software that drives the business of our customers; serving software product companies and enterprises with software at the core of their digital transformation.

    Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements: For risks and uncertainties relating to forward-looking statements, please visit: http://content.persistent.com/Pslweb/forward_looking_cautionary_statement.shtml

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    Vuzix VIP LogistiVIEW To Demo "Pick to Sight" Workflow at JDA Focus 2017

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix(R) Corporation , ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the company's M300 will be proudly on display by LogistiVIEW, a Vuzix Industrial Partner (VIP), at JDA Focus 2017 event taking place April 25-28, 2017 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    At JDA Focus, LogistiVIEW will publicly debut a first of its kind real-time AR "Pick To Sight" workflow process, a wearable adaptation of common pick to light user experiences. Attendees will have an opportunity to try on the M300 smart glasses and experience enterprise AR first hand while picking promotional merchandise items into a tote. A demonstration of LogistiVIEW's AR "Pick to Sight" workflow can be viewed at the following link: https://logistiview.wistia.com/medias/z54z2qfprd.

    LogistiVIEW, headquartered in North Carolina, provides a technology platform that makes a logistics workforce faster, smarter, and more accurate than ever before. LogistiVIEW. has created the Effortless Human Interface, an entirely new way for workers to interact with existing business systems through AR smart glasses to instruct workers, computer vision to see and scan barcodes, configurable workflow to support diverse operations, Internet of things to enhance workflows with environmental context, and wearable devices to keep hands and eyes focused on getting work done. LogistiVIEW manages and tracks the execution of repeatable tasks with minimal loss of human efficiency.

    "As a VIP partner to Vuzix, we are thrilled to see this vendor's emphasis on real-world, practical use of wearable technology," said Seth Patin CEO of LogistiVIEW. "With its ergonomic design, rich feature set and robust technology stack, the Vuzix M300 smart glasses excel in physically demanding environments and advance our mutual commitment to providing human-centric, operationally valuable solutions."

    "The team at LogistiVIEW has an incredible foundation and background in logistics and warehousing software," said Paul J Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. "LogistiVIEW understands the importance of removing impediments within the current warehouse and logistics environment and outfitting workers with hands-free wearable devices to drive efficiencies and productivity improvements."

    Event: 2017 JDA Focus
    Location: MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada
    Date: April 25-28, 2017

    About JDA Focus

    JDA Focus brings together more than 2,000 retail and manufacturing professionals to network, share best practices and hear how industry leaders are delivering real results with the help of JDA's innovative solutions. The JDA Focus attendees consists of leaders in manufacturing, wholesale-distribution, transportation and logistics, and retail and services industries. The event features customer success stories from over 100 companies, including more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies spanning across various industries with operations around the globe.

    About Vuzix Corporation

    Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 51 patents and 39 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

    Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

    Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to, among other things, the success of event and future business for the M300 with LogistiVIEW, the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

    Media and Investor Relations Contact:

    Matt Margolis, Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Vuzix Corporation matt_margolis@vuzix.com Tel: (585) 359-5952

    Andrew Haag, Managing Partner, IRTH Communications
    vuzi@irthcommunications.com Tel: (866) 976-4784

    Vuzix Corporation, 25 Hendrix Road, Suite A, West Henrietta, NY 14586 USA,
    Investor Information - IR@vuzix.com www.vuzix.com

    For further sales, and product information, please visit:

    North America:
    http://www.vuzix.com/contact/

    Europe/UK:
    https://www.vuzix.eu/contact/

    Asia:
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    Peter Malkin Joins LiveXLive as Senior Vice President of Artist RelationsVeteran Talent Manager and A&R Executive Joins Premium Music Network

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveXLive , the worldwide premium live music video streaming network, today announced that Peter Malkin, veteran talent manager and A&R executive, has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Artist Relations, further expanding the talent and expertise of the team.

    Mr. Malkin has close to 30 years of deep-rooted industry experience. Most recently, he worked at Live Nation, running talent relations for its digital initiatives, including livestreaming platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and NextVR. With a keen eye on music in the digital space, he also oversaw production of Live Nation-branded content that lived across the company's own sites and third party platforms.

    Previously, Mr. Malkin held a host of roles in the music industry, from managing and booking world renowned artists to developing music strategy for Six Flags Entertainment. As a manager, he oversaw platinum-selling artists such as The Fugees, Wyclef, Lauryn Hill, Joan Osborne, Vanessa Carlton and others. Additionally, Mr. Malkin served a Vice President of A&R for Epic Records, worked as a booking agent for Bill Graham booking perennial road warriors Blues Traveler, and helped create music centric branded initiatives at Six Flags while overseeing the booking of all of its parks in North America, from amphitheaters to clubs.

    "Peter brings valuable experience working directly with labels, agents, managers, publishers, promoters and, most importantly, artists to LiveXLive," commented Robert Ellin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "Peter joins our deep bench of music industry stalwarts, including Phil Quartararo, former CEO of Virgin Records, Warner Bros Records and EMI, and Jason Flom, CEO of Lava Records, and former Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and the Capitol Music Group, to further build our brand, strengthen our industry relationships and evangelize live streaming."

    "I'm very excited to join LiveXLive and work with its team of forward thinking executives to revolutionize the live music landscape by becoming the go-to platform for consumers to engage with live music content," commented Mr. Malkin.

    About LiveXLive
    LiveXLive, a subsidiary of Loton, Corp. is one of the world's only premium internet networks devoted to live music and music-related video content. Since the company's launch in 2015, LiveXLive has been building an online destination for music fans to enjoy premium live performances from music venues and leading music festivals around the world, such as Rock in Rio, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival and Hangout Music Festival, as well as premium original content, artist exclusives and industry interviews. The LiveXLive platform has featured performances and content from some of the most popular artists in various music genres, including Rihanna, Katy Perry, Radiohead, Metallica, Duran Duran, Chance The Rapper, Bruce Springsteen, Major Lazer and Maroon 5. For more information, visit www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @livexlive

    Forward Looking Statement
    Statements in this news release concerning future results from operations, financial position, economic conditions, product releases and any other statement that may be construed as a prediction of future performance or events are forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These factors include uncertainties as to levels of orders, ability to record revenues, release schedules, market acceptance of new products, changes in economic conditions and market demand, pricing and other activities by competitors, and other risks including those described from time to time in the Company's filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases and other communications.

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    CONTACT: Business Inquiries: Robert Ellin // Rob@livexlive.com or Media
    Inquiries: Alex Shub // alex@livexlive.com

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




    Catholic Order of Foresters Selects StoneRiver LifeApply and LifeSuite

    HOLON, Israel and DENVER, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    StoneRiver's e-application and automated underwriting systems to modernize and

    streamline new business processing 

    Sapiens International Corporation [http://www.sapiens.com ], , a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector, announced today that its fully owned subsidiary StoneRiver, Inc. [http://www.stoneriver.com ] entered into an agreement with Catholic Order of Foresters [https://www.catholicforester.org ] (COF) of Naperville, IL. COF has selected StoneRiver's LifeApply(R) [http://www.stoneriver.com/life/e-applications-lifeapply%C2%AE ] (electronic application and signature) and LifeSuite(R) [http://www.stoneriver.com/life/lifesuite-automated-underwriting-system ] (case flow and automated underwriting) software solutions.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160803/395300LOGO )

    The StoneRiver solutions will enable COF to modernize its entire new business process, including automation of many tasks with anticipated benefits such as significantly decreased turnaround times and increased placement rates. Additionally, COF is considering leveraging the systems to expand its market presence by functioning as a business process outsourcer (BPO) for other fraternal societies.

    After an extensive vendor and solution search, COF selected StoneRiver and its solutions, due to superior functionality, client references, depth of experience with fraternal societies and technical expertise.

    With LifeApply and LifeSuite, COF anticipates a significant number of process improvements, new capabilities and cost savings, resulting in higher agent satisfaction, faster turnaround times and more consistent underwriting decisions, as well as:

    - Simplification of the new business acquisition process - Reduction in "not in good order" applications - Electronic signatures - Automated ordering of underwriting requirements data - Automated/immediate approval on qualified insurance plans - Configuration of COF-specific rules and processes - Straight-through processing and systems integration

    "Catholic Order of Foresters is dedicated to bringing needed products and services to the Catholic Community. By streamlining our processes with StoneRiver's advanced technology, we will be able to expand and better serve our membership," said Steve Stanley, chief underwriter, Catholic Order of Foresters.

    "We welcome Catholic Order of Foresters to our client community and appreciate the trust they have in our people and solutions," said Roni Al-Dor, president and chief executive officer, Sapiens. "COF is a great example of a mid-sized carrier looking to leverage technology to better serve its customers and agents, gain more efficient processing, and improve overall cost effectiveness."

    About Catholic Order of Foresters 

    Catholic Order of Foresters is a trusted 133-year-old Catholic life insurance benefit society dedicated to providing members with financial security and opportunities for spiritual, social and charitable growth. Visit catholicforester.org [https://catholicforester.org ] for more information.

    About StoneRiver, Inc.  

    StoneRiver delivers the industry's widest range of value-oriented technology solutions and services to insurance carriers, agents and broker-dealers. This versatile product group encompasses front-office, policy, claims, rating, underwriting, billing and reinsurance automation for all major business lines. Hundreds of companies of all sizes rely on StoneRiver software and processing solutions to achieve a competitive edge. Customer satisfaction and client success are the continuing goal, and are in large part achieved by maintaining and valuing strong, long-term customer relationships.

    About Sapiens  

    Sapiens International Corporation is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector. Sapiens offers core, end-to-end solutions to the global general insurance, property and casualty, life, pension and annuities, reinsurance and retirement markets, as well as business decision management software. The company has a track record of over 30 years in delivering superior software solutions to more than 400 financial services organizations. The Sapiens team of over 2,500 professionals operates through our fully-owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information: http://www.sapiens.com.

      Investor and Media Contact  Yaffa Cohen-Ifrah  Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Corporate Communications  Sapiens International  Mobile: +1-201-250-9414  Phone: +972-3-790-2026  Email: Yaffa.cohen-ifrah@sapiens.com  

     

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    MAM Software to Present at the 18th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investors Conference

    BARNSLEY, England, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MAM Software Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "MAM"), a leading global provider of cloud-based and on-premise business management solutions for the auto parts, tire and vertical distribution industries, announced today it will present at the 18th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investors Conference to be held on May 24-25, 2017 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, in Santa Monica, CA.

    Management will be presenting on Wednesday, May 24th at 9:00am and will also be available for one-on-one meetings. To schedule a one-on-one meeting please contact B. Riley at conference@brileyco.com. For more information about the conference, please visit www.brileyco.com.

    About MAM Software

    MAM Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based business and on-premise management solutions for the auto parts, tire and vertical distribution industries. The company provides a portfolio of innovative software (SaaS and packaged), data (DaaS), and integration (iPaaS) services that enable businesses to intelligently manage core business processes, control costs and generate new profit opportunities. MAM's integrated platforms provide a wealth of rich functionality including: point-of-sale, inventory, purchasing, reporting, data and e-commerce. Wholesale, retail and installer business across North America, the U.K. and Ireland rely on MAM solutions, backed by dedicated teams of experienced service and support professionals. For further information, please visit www.mamsoftware.com.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mam-software-to-present-at-the-18th-annual-b-riley--co-investors-conference-300442573.html

    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/352067/mam_software_group__inc__logo.jpg MAM Software Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: MAM Software, Brian H. Callahan, Chief Financial Officer,
    610-336-9045 ext. 240; Hayden IR, James Carbonara, Regional Vice President,
    james@haydenir.com, 646-755-7412

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




    LOTE secures Innovative Pilot with the Santa Monica Utility District

    TOLLAND, Conn., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lot 78, Inc. (OTCPink: LOTE), Lot 78, Inc.'s Juice Bar Electric Vehicle Charger (www.juicebarev.com) was chosen as supplier for a SMUD (Santa Monica Utility District) electric vehicle charging station pilot project, slated for a term of 5 years with an option to renew for an additional 5 years. Juice Bar's Mini Bar Double Level 2 electric vehicle charging station met the requirements as part of the RFP, and was chosen based on their ability to meet and deliver the services required.

    LOTE CEO David Schmid, "Our Juice Bar Electric Vehicle Charger is excited and honored to be associated with world class utility providers such as the Santa Monica Utility District. Part of our tiered go to market strategy includes working alongside Utility Companies to promote sustainable urban mobility. Pilot program awards such as this one validate our product's competitiveness in the marketplace."

    SMUD is the nation's sixth largest community owned electric service provider, providing electricity for more than 65 year to Sacramento County. Servicing an area that has a population of 1.4 million, with 624,770 residents and business accounts SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment.

    ABOUT LOT 78, INC. The Company was incorporated in the State of Nevada on June 27, 2008. On March 14, 2011, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment with the Secretary of State of Nevada changing the name of the Company to "Bold Energy, Inc." On November 12, 2012, the Company, then under the name Bold Energy, Inc., entered into a Share Exchange Agreement with Anio Limited a limited liability company established under the laws of the United Kingdom ("Anio Ltd."), which conducts its primary line of business under the name Lot78, Inc., the shareholders of Anio Ltd., and the controlling stockholders of the Company. The company changed names to Lot78, Inc. on January 31, 2013. On July 15, 2016, the Company entered into a Letter of Intent to merge with Compound Holdings, LLC, a Connecticut limited liability company. Subsequently, on July 18, 2016, the Company and Compound Holdings LLC entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger. Pursuant to the plan of merger, upon closing, the Company intends to change its name to Compound Holdings, Inc.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lote-secures-innovative-pilot-with-the-santa-monica-utility-district-300445134.html

    Lot 78, Inc.

    CONTACT: Dave Schmid, davidkschmid@gmail.com, 860-308-2054

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




    Persistent Systems Reports 22% USD Revenue Growth for FY17, Recommends 30% Final Dividend

    SANTA CLARA, California and PUNE, India, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    News Summary:

    Persistent Systems [http://www.persistent.com ] , today announced the Company's audited financial results for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, as approved by the Board of Directors.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141106/714346 )

    Consolidated Financial Highlights for the Financial Year 2016-17:

    (USD million) FY17 FY16 Y-o-Y growth (As per Ind AS) (As per IGAAP) Revenue 429.01 351.65 22.00% EBITDA 67.66 63.43 6.67% PBT 59.72 60.16 -0.73% PAT 44.93 45.22 -0.63%

    Consolidated Financial Highlights for the Quarter ended March 31, 2017:

    (USD million) Q4 FY17 Y-o-Y growth Q-o-Q growth Revenue 109.03 8.56% -0.91% EBITDA 17.81 11.78% 1.69% PBT 14.04 -7.89% -14.87% PAT 10.92 -8.93% -9.68%

    Dividend:

    The Board of Directors at its meeting concluded on April 25, 2017, recommended 30% final dividend taking the total dividend for FY 2016-17 to 90%. This was against 80% dividend paid in the previous year. The dividend recommended by the Board is subject to approval of shareholders during the Annual General Meeting.

    Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems:

    "Digital and IoT, enabled by enterprise data integration, together define the building blocks for a software-driven business. We see this as an important nexus of technologies for the future. We have been making significant investments to form partnerships, build solutions and accelerators, as well as frameworks for enterprises to become software-driven. Recent partnerships with USAA and Partners HealthCare are examples of our strategy in action."

    Business Highlights and Recognitions:

    - Teamed with Partners HealthCare on new industrywide digital platform with a goal of bringing digital transformation to clinical care - Granted Development Rights [https://www.persistent.com/media/press-releases/persistent-systems-granted-development-rights-by-usaa ] by USAA, a FORTUNE 500(R) financial services provider, to patented innovations related to security in financial services - Inaugurated new delivery centers in Raleigh - USA, Guadalajara - Mexico and Rehovot - Israel - Featured in HfS Blueprint Report: Salesforce Services 2017 [https://www.persistent.com/hfs-report-attests-to-persistents-growing-momentum-in-salesforce-ecosystem ] for our fast growth in Salesforce practice with a focus on healthcare - New partnership with low-code software development platform, OutSystems strengthens partner ecosystem for digital, data, and IoT; in addition to recently announced partnerships with Amazon Web Services and with MuleSoft - Co-organised the Smart India Hackathon 2017 [https://innovate.mygov.in/sih2017 ], in conjunction with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) led by Hon'ble Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar. Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the participants of the hackathon

    Key Wins:

    - Selected by a US-based global automotive supplier to enable its global deployment and configuration of IBM Watson IoT tools for the automotive industry - Chosen for digital transformation of franchisee management by a major US fast-food chain on the basis of solutions IP and expertise on the Appian platform - Selected as a strategic partner for a digital transformation program by a large US-based biotech and life sciences customer - Large multi-year engagement with one of the largest technology companies for a data security product development and rejuvenation

    About Persistent Systems:

    Persistent Systems [http://www.persistent.com ] builds software that drives the business of our customers; serving software product companies and enterprises with software at the core of their digital transformation.

    Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements: For risks and uncertainties relating to forward-looking statements, please visit: http://content.persistent.com/Pslweb/forward_looking_cautionary_statement.shtml

    Media Contacts: Akshata Datar Text100 +91-9867507599 Akshata.Datar@text100.co.in Isha Kulkarni Persistent Systems +91-735-052-1177 isha_kulkarni@persistent.com Ken Montgomery Persistent Systems (US) +1-949-939-5164 ken_montgomery@persistent.com

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    Storyful & Weber Shandwick Launch Cognitive Context, a Content Intelligence Service for Marketers and Corporate Communicators-- Partnership Combines Data-driven Content Insights with Strategic Planning Expertise to Enhance Brand & Social Media Campaigns, and Help Marketers Mitigate Risk --

    NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Storyful, the leader in discovering, validating and acquiring social video for global media organizations, and Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications and engagement agency, have partnered to develop Cognitive Context, a digital content intelligence service. As part of the joint effort, Weber Shandwick clients will have the opportunity to gain access to pre-viral social media content that is surfaced by Storyful with the same speed and accuracy that it has been delivering to leading newsrooms, including Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Vice and others. Storyful's content-mining technology and insights from its global team of former journalists combined with Weber Shandwick's expertise in content strategy and communications will provide marketers and communicators with a new solution for fine-tuning social strategy, managing risk and informing content programs. The companies are also co-developing a custom reporting module that will make it easier for marketers to take action after receiving Storyful data and insights, exclusive to Weber Shandwick clients.

    "Social media has fundamentally redefined how news, marketing and communications professional do their job and how audiences consume content. For the last seven years, Storyful has built the technology and expertise that modern storytellers have come to rely on to report the news, create innovative advertising solutions and mitigate risk in real-time. Our global team of journalists process billions of data points a day to find the insights and content that drive strategy and content creation for our partners. Weber Shandwick's global scale and innovative approach to communications makes them an ideal partner to harness our capabilities and expand our best-in-class solutions to organizations and brands around the world," said Rahul Chopra, CEO of Storyful.

    "The rules of marketing and PR today favor those willing to continually understand how trending content surfaces, who is behind it and how that impacts news and social media conversations - it's all interconnected," said Chris Perry, Chief Digital Officer, Weber Shandwick. "This unique partnership with Storyful will arm us with the insights that make our planning, content creation and integrated media programs even stronger."

    Storyful's unparalled access to and insights behind billions of social posts complement Weber Shandwick's already robust planning and data/analytics capabilities, expanding the data pool to derive intelligence for clients. In addition to informing campaigns and communications programs, this partnership will help organizations more rapidly adapt to the evolution of consumer interaction with news and branded content.

    About Storyful
    Storyful, a division of News Corp , is the world leader in discovering, verifying and acquiring the compelling and relevant user-generated video our partners need to tell stories that matter to their audiences. Storyful combines world class journalism with industry-leading technology to discover, verify and acquire the original content and provide the on-the-ground sources news and media organizations need to tell the stories that matter to their audience.

    About Weber Shandwick
    Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 79 cities across 34 countries, with a network extending to 127 cities in 81 countries. The firm's diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations agency included on the Ad Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the only PR firm designated an A-List Agency Standout in 2017. Weber Shandwick was honored as PRWeek's Global Agency of the Year in 2015 and 2016, The Holmes Report's Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and The Holmes Report's Global Digital Agency of the Year in 2016. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group . For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.

    Contact: Mike Hess Company: Storyful Phone: 212-416-3935 Email: michael.hess@storyful.com

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    Weber Shandwick

    Web site: http://webershandwick.com/




    Nike Executive Aimee Arana Joins Digimarc as EVP of Sales and Business DevelopmentBrings decades of retail sales consumer products experience

    BEAVERTON, Ore., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digimarc Corporation , inventor of the Digimarc Discover(R) platform featuring the imperceptible Digimarc Barcode, today announced the hire of Aimee Arana as executive vice president of sales and business development. Arana's retail sales expertise will help Digimarc to manage complex sales processes and account management of the world's largest retailers and consumer products companies as it develops the market for Digimarc Barcode. This hire is the latest development in the company's program to evolve its leadership in concert with progress in its key growth initiative.

    Arana, who brings more than 20 years of consumer products and retail sales experience to Digimarc, will be responsible for managing the company's sales and business development teams, as well as developing geographical and product market strategies.

    "As the retail industry evolves, there is a significant opportunity for brands to harness digitalization," said Arana. "Throughout my career working for a leading consumer products company and selling to large retailers, I have observed the growing influence of digital technologies. Digimarc Barcode is an amazing invention that will help national and private brands, and their trading partners, engage better with consumers, sell more effectively and efficiently, and remain competitive in very challenging markets."

    Arana has a proven track record of leading and executing successful sales and marketplace strategies on behalf of large brands. Most recently, she was vice president and general manager of the North America Women's Division at Nike. Her responsibilities included management of customer relationships, directing sales processes and driving sustainable business growth. Her rise in the ranks at Nike included valuable international and general management experience, including two years as general manager, Nike Canada.

    "Aimee has a deep understanding of consumer brands and retail business environments, and an impressive track record of building successful sales teams across multiple disciplines for one of the world's leading consumer products companies," said Bruce Davis, chief executive officer at Digimarc. "Given Aimee's strong affinity for client relations and extensive retail sales management experience, we're confident she will be a welcome addition to the Digimarc leadership team."

    About Digimarc
    Digimarc Corporation is a pioneer in the automatic identification of everyday objects such as product packaging and virtually any media, including print, images and audio. Based on the patented Intuitive Computing Platform (ICP(TM)), Digimarc provides innovative and comprehensive automatic recognition technologies to simplify search, and transform information discovery through unparalleled reliability, efficiency and security. Digimarc has a global patent portfolio, which includes over 1,100 granted and pending patents. These innovations include state-of-the-art identification technology, Digimarc Barcode, as well as Digimarc Discover(R) software for barcode scanning, image recognition, and more. Digimarc is based in Beaverton, Oregon, with technologies deployed by major retailers and consumer brands, global banks, U.S. states, film companies and professional sports franchises, among others. Visit digimarc.com and follow us @digimarc to learn more about The Barcode of Everything(TM).

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nike-executive-aimee-arana-joins-digimarc-as-evp-of-sales-and-business-development-300444911.html

    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/461519/digimarc_logo.jpg Digimarc Corporation

    CONTACT: Gary Grossman, Edelman PR, 503-471-6868, pr@digimarc.com

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




    Partners HealthCare and Persistent Systems to Team on New Industry-wide Digital Platform for Clinical Care

    SANTA CLARA, California and BOSTON, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Persistent Systems [http://www.persistent.com ] and Partners HealthCare [http://www.partners.org ], founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, announced today a strategic collaboration to develop a new industry-wide open-source platform with the goal of bringing digital transformation to clinical care. Persistent will help the digital transformation [https://www.persistent.com/digital-transformation ] of clinical care at Partners and, together with Partners, develop an open-source platform to lower the barriers for knowledge exchange across health care providers and enable a new generation of decision support apps in the clinical environment.

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    This four-year collaboration will bring together the world class clinicians and researchers at Partners HealthCare with Persistent's innovative healthcare [https://www.persistent.com/connected-healthcare ] technology and product engineering expertise.

    The co-developed digital platform will be based on Substitutable Medical Applications & Reusable Technologies (SMART), an open, standards-based technology platform along with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). The platform will enable provider systems across the country to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy industry-leading best practices in clinical care across their ecosystems.

    "The collaboration serves as a powerful example of how healthcare visionaries and leaders in technology can create positive disruption. By combining forces with Partners HealthCare to design this platform, we're striving to bring continuous transformation of the healthcare experience. We're confident this is just the start," said Sudhir Kulkarni, President of Digital at Persistent Systems.

    "Making innovative clinical tools available to our physicians at Partners and across the country relies on strong collaborations between academia and industry," said Dr. Anne Klibanski, Chief Academic Officer at Partners HealthCare. "The co-development of this platform should yield a new tool that integrates applications directly into the clinical workflow -- ultimately improving patient care."

    Sandy Aronson, Executive Director of IT for Partners Personalized Medicine recognizes that "advances in clinical analytics and machine learning have the potential to drive medical discovery at a pace never seen before but we currently lack the ability to efficiently place resulting breakthroughs in the hands of clinicians. Through this collaboration we will band together with other institutions to extend electronic health record (EHR) ecosystems so that the benefits of this work are quickly and broadly delivered to patients."

    About Persistent Systems

    Persistent Systems builds software that drives the business of our customers; enterprises and software product companies with software at the core of their digital transformation.

    About Partners HealthCare

    Partners HealthCare is an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to its two academic medical centers, the Partners system includes community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, community health centers, a physician network, home health and long-term care services, and other health care entities. Partners HealthCare is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. Partners is one of the nation's leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization.

    Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements: For risks and uncertainties relating to forward-looking statements, please visit: http://content.persistent.com/Pslweb/forward_looking_cautionary_statement.shtml

    For more information, please contact: Ken Montgomery Persistent Systems +1-949-939-5164 Ken_montgomery@persistent.com Akshata Datar Text100 Global Communications +91-9877507599 Akshata.datar@text100.co.in Rich Copp Partners HealthCare +1-617-278-1031 rcopp@partners.org

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    NII Holdings Announces Change To Nextel Brazil Management Team

    RESTON, Va., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. [NASDAQ: NIHD] (the "Company"), today announced that Roberto Rittes has been appointed as Nextel Brazil's new CEO. Mr. Rittes, 43, brings over a decade of senior level experience, having served as a key officer for Brazilian telecom companies Brasil Telecom and Oi Paggo. Most recently, Mr. Rittes was a principal at H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm, from 2016 to 2017. Mr. Rittes holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in business from Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EAESP-FGV).

    "We are excited to have Roberto join us in leading our focus on growing our 3G and LTE business by attracting and retaining customers who value the high quality wireless services we offer," said Steve Shindler, the Company's Chief Executive Officer.

    The Company also announced that Francisco Valim has stepped down as President of Nextel Brazil. "I want to thank Francisco for the tremendous efforts in leading the turnaround of our business in Brazil. His expertise in transforming companies and managing organizational change resulted in a significant improvement in our operations, leaving solid foundations on which to keep building," said Mr. Shindler.

    Mr. Shindler has agreed to remain in his position as NII's CEO to assist Mr. Rittes as he transitions into his role.

    About NII Holdings, Inc.

    NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Virginia, is a provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and high value consumers in Brazil. NII Holdings, operating under the Nextel brand, offers fully integrated wireless communication tools with digital cellular voice services, data services and wireless Internet access. Visit the Company's website at www.nii.com.

    Nextel, the Nextel logo and Nextel Direct Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc.

    Visit NII Holdings' news room for news and to access our markets' news centers: nii.com/newsroom.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nii-holdings-announces-change-to-nextel-brazil-management-team-300444877.html

    NII Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media Contacts: NII Holdings, Inc., 1875 Explorer Street, Suite
    800, Reston, Virginia 20190, (703) 390-5100, www.nii.com; Investor and
    Media Relations: Dan Freiman, (703) 547-5209, dan.freiman@nii.com

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




    Epson and Spendgo Raise Funds for No Kid Hungry at Restaurant Leadership ConferenceSpendgo's Customer Engagement Solution and Epson's OmniLink Receipt Printer Facilitate Smooth Customer Transactions

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Restaurant Leadership Conference (RLC), Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, and Spendgo, provider of personalized customer engagement solutions for stores, mobile apps and e-commerce, teamed up to help raise funds for No Kid Hungry, this year's RLC Spotlight Charity. No Kid Hungry spearheads a restaurant-led campaign--Dine Out for No Kid Hungry--to raise funds to ensure all kids in America get healthy meals every day. RLC took place April 9-12, at the JW Marriott Phoenix, AZ.

    Epson and Spendgo collaborated with a Starbucks shop at the JW Marriott. For each customer who keyed his or her phone number into Spendgo's application while ordering a drink at the shop, Epson and Spendgo together donated $1. In turn, customers could earn a free drink. More than 2000 transactions took place. Epson's OmniLink((R)) TM-T88V-i intelligent printer for mobile POS and cloud services was the receipt printer to support the capture of transactional data supporting the Spendgo solution. For a video of the experience at the shop, please click here.

    Since its launch in 2008, restaurants have raised $46 million in support of No Kid Hungry. Dine Out for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising event that brings together thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers to help raise funds for and awareness for ending childhood hunger in America. At RLC, participating restaurants engaged their guests through valuable promotions and rewards.

    "As RLC conference sponsors, Spendgo and Epson helped contribute to our cause in a meaningful way," said Diana Hovey, senior director of Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. "We appreciate the time and effort both companies have put into increasing awareness and making our fundraising a great success."

    "No child should face hunger in our country, so we were very happy to contribute to No Kid Hungry together with Spendgo," said Gregg Brunnick, director of product management for POS printers, Epson America, Inc. "As the Spendgo platform is integrated with our OmniLink line of printers, we were able to deliver a smooth, loyalty based experience for each customer who participated and make a nice contribution to this invaluable charity."

    About Spendgo

    Spendgo, located in San Francisco, Calif., helps businesses create digital customer loyalty programs and marketing campaigns that are particularly well suited for in-store, mobile, and online businesses. Companies can send offers via email or text, and integrate offers with the POS system so a customer can redeem incentives on the spot. Spendgo partners with industry leaders in POS, tech support, mobile payments, ecommerce, and mobile marketing and has a wide range of clients including Jamba Juice, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Cold Stone, and more. For more information, please visit www.spendgo.com.

    About Epson America, Inc.

    Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. For over 40 years, Epson's advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson's Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonAmerica).

    Nothing in this release is intended to imply endorsement of Epson or Spendgo products or services by Starbucks Corporation.

    EPSON is a registered trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. OmniLink is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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