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Investors include CK Hutchison and Spring Lake Equity Partners SARATOGA, Calif.-Tuesday, January 30th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MATRIXX Software (http://www.matrixx.com) today announced a $40 million Series C funding led by Sutter Hill Ventures. Stefan Dyckerhoff, managing director at Sutter Hill, will join MATRIXX Software’s board of directors. Additional new investors include Spring Lake Equity Partners and strategic partner CK Hutchison, whose 3 brand group of telecommunications operators serve over 130 million customers globally. The round also includes existing investors and strategic partners Greylock Partners, Adams Street Partners, Telstra Ventures and Swisscom Ventures. Silicon Valley-based MATRIXX Software provides a next-generation digital commerce platform for Telco and related industries. The company has experienced explosive 130 percent year-over-year growth, adding new customers across North America, UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia. This round of fundi ... Read more »
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, January 30th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Megastar Mammootty’s new movie ‘Street Lights’ released in the UAE, and the evening of the premier was full of entertainment for the massive crowd. Fans enjoyed interacting with with the legendary actor as well as his co-stars Soubin Shahir, Sohan Seenu Lal, Rajashekar & Director Shamdat, in Abu Dhabi’s Favorite Mall, Dalma Mall. Over 25,000 Mammootty fans, or Mammookka as he is commonly addressed, flocked from across the region and neighboring Emirates to the capital from 4:30pm till 9pm, occupying every inch of the mall’s space. Groups were especially large near the entrance, atrium and the galleries across Dalma Mall’s first and second levels. Mammooty was welcomed with a red carpet, tradional Chenda Melam, followed by an on-stage welcome address by Mr. Bhupinder Singh – General Manager & CFO of Dalma Mall and felicitations from Cine Royal Team. Loud chants echoed in Malayalam as the star walked the red car ... Read more »
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Brightline collaborates with leading academic institutions on cutting-edge research and solutions for strategy implementation BOSTON-Wednesday, January 31st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Brightline Initiative today announced research collaborations with Technical University of Denmark (DTU), University of Tokyo Global Teamwork Lab (GTL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Consortium for Engineering Program Excellence (CEPE). The initiative will focus on cutting-edge research and solutions for strategy implementation. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180130005754/en/ Launched in early 2017 by Project Management Institute (PMI), The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Agile Alliance, the Brightline™ Initiative is a non-commercial coalition of leading global organizations dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive and unproductive gap between strategy design and deliv ... Read more »
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New ‘MasterChef the TV Experience’ restaurant set to make its mark on Dubai’s dining scene with world-first concept based on Endemol Shine Group’s hugely popular international TV series Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, January 29th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Dubai-based property developer and fast-growing F&B specialist The First Group has signed a landmark deal with global content powerhouse Endemol Shine Group to bring the world’s first MasterChef the TV Experience restaurant to Dubai. Based on the hugely popular MasterChef reality television series, the restaurant will introduce a world-first dining experience to Dubai that will showcase the talents and recipes of MasterChef series contestants from many of the 52 territories where the programme is produced worldwide. Set to debut in The First Group’s forthcoming Wyndham West Bay Dubai Marina Hotel, which is scheduled to open in the second half of 2018, the restaurant concept will fully immerse guests in the MasterChef TV show exp ... Read more »
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TORONTO-Wednesday, January 31st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, NELSON, Canada’s leading educational publisher, announced the creation of its Retail Services division and two new programs that will further transform education in Canada. Created in close partnership with campus bookstores, Vendor Managed Inventory, and a new textbook rentals initiative, will increase choice and improve affordability for students while reducing costs and enabling new levels of efficiency. The initiatives were announced today at BiiG, Canada’s only conference and trade show for campus bookstores. Today’s launch caps a year of dramatic transformation at NELSON, which has seen the 104-year old publisher reimagine itself and the Canadian education system through a series of strategic acquisitions, partnerships, and new offerings. “NELSON is laser-focused on driving change and innovation in the education business in Canada and beyond,” said Steve Brown, NELSON President and CEO. “In ... Read more »
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Card control innovator and 2018 Edison Awards Nominee Ondot Systems will be unveiling exciting new mobile apps at FinovateEurope and FinovateMiddleEast in Q1. LONDON-Wednesday, January 31st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ondot Systems, already the winner of the Best of Show at Finovate Spring 2014 in San Jose, California – is showcasing its latest, upgraded payment platform and app at FinovateMiddleEast in Dubai, on 26-27 February and at FinovateEurope, on March 6-9 in London, UK. Mobile banking has become the preferred channel for consumers to conduct day-to-day business, with 53% of banking by people of all ages in 2016. As a result, financial institutions offer a wide range of mobile-based alerts for their bank accounts and payment cards. According to new research by Mercator Advisory Group for Ondot Systems, the most popular notifications are those for fraud alerts on credit, debit and prepaid cards, with 55% of consumers using them. In addition, nearly half of all cons ... Read more »
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2018 AMO Awards Feature Revamped Categories to Reflect Industry Evolution HONG KONG-Wednesday, January 31st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that the Asia Mobile Awards (the AMO Awards) at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 are open for entry. Judged by a panel of leading independent industry experts, the AMO Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations across the Asian mobile industry. The AMO Awards will include 13 awards over seven categories and the entries will be accepted through Wednesday, 11 April. The winners will be honoured at Mobile World Congress Shanghai taking place 27 – 29 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). “As a region, Asia is renowned for delivering leading-edge innovation across many facets of the mobile industry, from networks to devices to apps and beyond,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We look forward to showcasing this innovation and creativity through the 2018 AM ... Read more »
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Chamorro-Premuzic to Leave Company at End of February TULSA, Okla.-Wednesday, January 31st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hogan Assessment Systems, Inc., announced Monday that Scott Gregory will assume the role of CEO, effective March 1, 2018. Current CEO, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has resigned and will leave the company on February 28, 2018. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180129005751/en/ “Tomas’ tireless support of the business has been superb,” said Robert Hogan, Founder and President. “He will remain a close friend and valued member of the extended Hogan family. He is an important thought leader with whom we expect to partner on future research, presentations and projects,” Hogan said. “We are grateful for his many contributions to the business and wish him great success in his next venture.” Gregory, who completed his Ph.D. under Robert and Joyce Hogan at The University of Tulsa, was one of ... Read more »
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