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Tesla CEO, Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick among speakers DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, February 14th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] The future of transportation, specifically the impending arrival of autonomous cars, was a major topic at the second day of the 5th annual World Government Summit attended by 4,000 global leaders from 139 countries in Dubai. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said that although driverless cars will be a “great convenience,” it will result in 12%-15% job loss. “We need to find new roles for those people” as increased manufacturing of autonomous cars will be “very disruptive and very quick.” In an earlier conversation on “The Future of Mobility” with Travis Kalanick, CEO and co-founder of Uber, he predicted roads will be populated with self-driving automobiles, eliminating traffic jams in as few as 5 years. He also said that 1.3 million individuals die annually from car accidents. “There will be no more traffic accidents” with self-driving cars.” Uber will ... Read more »
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, February 14th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) hosted the first edition of the “Smart Stores Expo 2017” event, which took place 23-25 January 2017. The Expo inaugural session succeeded in gathering the most powerful retailers and solution providers in the region under one roof to showcase the latest trends and technologies in the industry. HE Mohamad Helal Al Muhairi, Director-general of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, toured the expo, accompanied by several key officials and industry leaders, where they were introduced to the latest technologies and advancements in the technology field. “Heading towards smart services constitutes one of the main components in the retail sector in the coming period” Al Muhairi said. The national catering companies’ group took part in the expo, at a special and distinctive hall highlighting the company's potential and interest in the shopping developmental approach ... Read more »
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Number of HD+ paying subscribers grew by 15 percent year-on-year LUXEMBOURG & UNTERFÖHRING, Germany-Monday, February 13th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that HD+ exceeded the two million subscriber mark in 2016. As of 31 December 2016, the satellite TV offer counted some 2,111,862 subscribers, 15 percent more than in 2015 (December 31, 2015: 1,840,800). In addition to paying customers, there are currently 850,000 households in the free HD+ test phase. In total, there are therefore currently almost three million households using HD+. Wilfried Urner, Chairman of the Management Board of HD PLUS, said: “2016 was a great year for HD+, cracking the two million subscriber mark and growing even stronger than in the previous year. This momentum confirms that HD+ is now a real force in the German TV landscape. More and more people in Germany are willing to pay for a better television experience, whether in terms of content ch ... Read more »
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--- Allowing show window glass as digital signage --- OSAKA, Japan-Monday, February 13th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation will begin sales of its high image contrast transparent screen that enables the use of glass, such as shop windows, as digital signage on March 22, 2017. Video available: This product will include XC-CSG01G, a unique glass comprised of a high contrast light control film placed in between 2 sheets of glass, which when voltage is applied changes from the screen mode to the transparent mode, as well as XC-CSC01G-A1, a control box. Images are projected (from the rear) onto the glass during the screen mode. The control box will synchronously operate the projector and the screen per the image content, and change the screen from transparent mode to screen mode. During the transparent mode, it will serve as a shop window showcasing products and exhibits, and during the screen mode it can reproduce high resolution ... Read more »
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The ‘Made in Malaysia’ product, equipped with powerful high beam XP-E2 LED, comes with lifetime warranty Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, February 13th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Clikon, one of the region’s leading brands for home appliances and consumer electronics, has launched ‘MYLIGHT’ Rechargeable LED Flashlight which is Made in Malaysia. His Excellency Dato’ Ahmad Anwar Adnan, Ambassador of Malaysia to the UAE, unveiled the innovative product in the presence of Mr. Younus H. Al Mulla, Senior Vice President – Retail International Development Shopping Malls, Procurement & Government Affairs at Majid Al Futtaim, Mr. Abdullah Poyil, Chairman of Clikon, and other senior officials. Clikon is a major consumer electronics and household appliances brand in the GCC and Indian markets. The wide range of products under the brand includes lighting, kitchen appliances, home appliances and entertainment devices made available across the GCC. Commenting on the launch of the innovative prod ... Read more »
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SAINT-PREX, Switzerland-Monday, February 13th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Foresee Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (6576.TWO), announced today that the companies have entered into an exclusive worldwide development and option agreement to leverage Foresee’s proprietary and unique Stabilized Injectable Formulation platform (SIF) for the development of long duration, controlled release formulations of a peptide therapeutic. Under the terms of the agreement, Ferring will fund the development work and, upon completion, Ferring will have the right to exercise its option and enter into a definitive agreement with Foresee. Execution of a definitive agreement would entitle Foresee to additional payments including upfront, milestones and royalties based on net sales of the product(s) commercialized by Ferring. “We have been impressed with Foresee’s achievements to date and we see value in its SIF platform technology,” said Alan S. Harris, Senior Vice President ... Read more »
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