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Adding new payment services to banking apps quicker and easier with Connekt LONDON-Wednesday, March 7th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first fintech solutions, this week launched Connekt, a digital commerce enablement product. The company, known for its mobile app security and authentication technology, is offering Connekt to financial services providers to help them adapt to changing market conditions. Tech giants and a host of start-ups have come to dominate digital payments, inserting their brands directly in front of consumers at the point of purchase. Regulations like Europe’s PSD2 are meanwhile forcing banks to provide third-party access to their customers’ accounts and data. Competitors of all kinds are lining up to leverage these assets, which they themselves do not own, to provide consumers with low-cost value-added services. To reclaim their previously uncontested position in payments, financial services providers must look to th ... Read more »
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Call for Entries now open for the industry’s most influential awards LONDON-Wednesday, March 7th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Now well established as the most influential, most prestigious awards in the media, entertainment and technology industry, the IBC Innovation Awards continue to reflect the very latest in the use of technology to engage and excite audiences. “The IBC Innovation Awards are the awards that everyone in our industry wants to win,” said Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC. “We see projects from around the world, from the biggest players to exciting new providers, all competing to win one of our coveted awards. The quantity and quality of entries continues to grow each year, and this year we are sure that we will see an ever more diverse set of nominations, which means an even tougher task for our judges.” The IBC Innovation Awards are unique, celebrating collaboration to achieve real world goals. Whereas new products are the focus of other industry awards, the ... Read more »
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday, March 7th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Jewel Corner, a premium fine jewellery retail brand chain which operates under Soft Touch Jewellers LLC - a part of 7Cs Group of companies, announces the adoption of solutions from Capillary Technologies, Asia’s leading provider of Intelligent Customer Engagement software and services, to offer an enhanced customer experience. Jewel Corner taps a range of solutions by Capillary Technologies in customer relationship management (CRM), loyalty, and analytics for their retail touch points across the GCC region. The premium fine jewellery retail brand is now planning to leverage the domain expertise of Capillary Technologies in consumer lifecycle management, aimed at creating easy and seamless customer experience with personalization. Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Rihen Mehta, Chairman of 7Cs Group, said, “We are happy to partner with Capillary Technologies. It is now possible for us to continue our business based ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, March 6th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, today introduces a new chapter to promote its 24/7 Connected Services. After giving a voice to machine conversations between elevators and the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform, KONE now combines the voice of escalators with social media. Machine Conversations demonstrated how elevators can chat with IoT servers to share details of performance or any potential issues. It showcased the company’s 24/7 Connected Services, which enables vast amounts of data from elevator sensors to be monitored, analyzed and displayed in real-time, improving equipment performance, reliability and safety. KONE now brings a human touch to escalators, the workhorses of the world’s cities. Featuring the first ever escalator connected to Twitter, people will see in real time how these heavy-duty machines keep people moving. In addition to the tweets, a virtual reality an ... Read more »
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STATS to provide live and in-season sports data to Microsoft CHICAGO-Tuesday, March 6th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, announced the renewal and expansion of its relationship with Microsoft to power live and in-season sports data, including access to STATS Widgets. With the partnership extension, STATS will continue to provide Microsoft with coverage across North American and international sports. In addition, STATS will now provide STATS Widgets for MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA football and basketball, golf, tennis, auto racing and cricket. STATS leads the industry with the fastest and most accurate data feeds, validated independently by Northwestern University, allowing Microsoft to engage with billions of sports fans around the world through live scoring, player statistics and game information. “STATS is honored and excited to expand our work with Microsoft—one of the world’s most innovative and impactful ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, March 6th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Leading multinational pump and water application systems manufacturer Grundfos has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE). Headquartered in Riyadh, the council operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce. The MoU was signed today between Eng. Sulaiman I. Al-Amoud, Secretary General of SCE and Abdulaziz Daghestani, Deputy General Manager of Grundfos Saudi Arabia. Under the agreement, Grundfos, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump solutions, will provide training to the councils’ members, who consist of over 240,000 engineers working in a wide range of operational engineering disciplines across Saudi Arabia. Training will provide recent graduates with basic skills and knowledge of how pumps work, pump applications, technologies, pumps types and more; as well as the most sustainable solutions. The one-month courses, which include the ideal mix of th ... Read more »
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Wave of new award winners reflecting increased competition amongst airports MONTREAL-Tuesday, March 6th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Airports Council International (ACI) World announces the winners of the prestigious 2017 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. This year an unprecedented sixteen airports are first time winners, challenging best- in-class airports in top-quality customer service. This phenomenon reflects the increasingly competitive air travel business, where continuous service improvement is a key ingredient to performance. First-time winners this year are: Rome Fiumicino (FCO,) Newcastle (NCL), Athens (ATH), Zagreb (ZAG), Bandung (BDO), Indore (IDR), Ahmedabad (AMD), Casablanca (CMN), George (GRJ), Toronto Pearson (YYZ), San Jose (SJC), Cleveland (CLE), Los Cabos (SJD), Belo Horizonte (CNF) and Medina (MED). Mumbai scoops first place for airports in Asia-Pacific serving over 40 million passengers a year. In North America, the top spot goes to Toronto P ... Read more »
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NEW YORK-Saturday, March 3rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Union Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: LTN.U) (the “Company”) announced today the closing of its initial public offering of 11,500,000 units at $10.00 per unit including 1,500,000 units which were subject to the underwriters’ over-allotment option. Each unit consists of one ordinary share of the Company (“Ordinary Shares”), one right to receive one-tenth (1/10) of one Ordinary Share upon consummation of an initial business combination, and one redeemable warrant entitling the holder to purchase one Ordinary Share at a price of $11.50 per share. The units have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and trade under the ticker symbol “LTN.U.” Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the ordinary shares, rights and warrants are expected to be traded on the NYSE under the symbols “LTN,” “LTN RT” and “LTN WS,” respectively. Of the proceeds received from the consummation of the initial public of ... Read more »
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INGELHEIM, Germany & INDIANAPOLIS, US-Tuesday, March 6th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] EMPERIAL clinical trials will evaluate the effect of empagliflozin on exercise ability and heart failure symptoms in people with chronic heart failure1,2 EMPERIAL is part of the most comprehensive clinical trial programme of an SGLT2 inhibitor in chronic heart failure3,4 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced plans to expand their clinical trial programme for empagliflozin in chronic heart failure with the EMPERIAL clinical trials. These trials will evaluate the effect of empagliflozin on exercise ability and heart failure symptoms in people with chronic heart failure independent of whether they have type 2 diabetes. EMPERIAL comprises two Phase III trials that will assess the effect of 12 weeks’ treatment with empagliflozin on the ability of people with heart failure to perform daily exercise.1,2 This press release features multimedia. View the fu ... Read more »
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Technology integration enables faster execution of cash investments for CFOs and Treasurers based on accurate, real-time visibility into global cash positions NEW YORK-Tuesday, March 6th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kyriba, the #1 global provider of cloud treasury and financial management solutions, and BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services, announce a strategic partnership that will leverage both firms’ technologies to simplify their clients’ cash management processes. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180306005732/en/ The partnership means faster and smarter execution of cash investments for CFOs and corporate treasurers. Kyriba’s technology provides its users with the real-time visibility and reporting they need to understand their portfolio and global cash positions. Clients can then seamlessly allocate cash to a variety of ... Read more »
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Grandstream’s full portfolio of communications and networking solutions now available from ASBIS in the Middle East BOSTON & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, March 6th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Grandstream Networks, Inc., connecting the world since 2002 with award-winning SIP unified communication solutions, and ASBIS Group, one of the leading distributors of information and communications technology solutions in the Middle East, today announced a new partnership. Under this partnership, Grandstream’s full portfolio of voice, video, data, mobility and networking solutions are now available through ASBIS Group. System integrators, installers and resellers throughout the Middle East can now purchase Grandstream’s entire award-winning product portfolio directly from ASBIS Group. Grandstream believes that high-end communication technology should be easy and attainable for business of all sizes and designs solutions to enable this. The company, founded in 2002, was on ... Read more »
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AMSTERDAM-Tuesday, March 6th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has been selected by Korea Telecom (KT) Corporation to provide its On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solution and embedded SIM (eSIM) to deliver out-of-box connectivity to its Industrial IoT customers. This will enable the largest South Korean telecommunications provider to support all cars equipped with pre-embedded eSIM complete flexibility over subscription management, regardless of their country of origin. Gemalto hosts and maintains the IOT connectivity solution in its certified data center. It is compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications and it integrates with KT’s connected car platform called GiGA drive. By combining the Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution with its eSIM, KT will be able to allow automobile manufacturers to provide in-vehicle connected services through GiGA drive and a single SIM, which can be remotely provisioned wi ... Read more »
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