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VANTAA, Finland - Tuesday, May 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Valimo, a leading solution provider for mobile user authentication and digital signature software, announces that Tele2 Norway, a major European mobile operator, has selected its Mobile ID authentication service platform. The Valimo solution will offer over one million Tele2 subscribers in Norway the opportunity to securely access services that require strong, two-factor authentication, such as internet banking or e-government applications, using their mobile phone to generate a legally-binding electronic signature. As a first step, this new service will enable highly secure and legally binding log-in for online and mobile banking with four major banks in Norway.

Tele2’s mobile signature program will allow users to perform secure online transactions anytime and anywhere through any kind of connected device such as low-end mobile handsets, smartphones or tablets, as long as they use a SIM card. Compati ... Read more »
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DUBLIN - Mardi 7 Mai 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)--Covidien (NYSE:COV) a annoncé aujourd'hui ses prévisions pour l'exercice complet 2013 concernant Mallinckrodt plc, au moment où Mallinckrodt se prépare à se détacher de Covidien pour se constituer en société distincte cotée en bourse à la mi 2013.

L'exercice financier de Mallinckrodt se terminera le 27 septembre 2013, avec une croissance des ventes nettes qui devrait se situer dans une fourchette de 7 % à 11 % par rapport à 2012, si les taux de change devaient se maintenir à leurs niveaux actuels. Les ventes nettes devraient connaître une hausse de 21 % à 25 % dans le segment Produits pharmaceutiques spécialisés de Mallinckrodt, et une baisse de 3 % à 7 % dans son segment Imagerie médicale mondiale.

Pour l'exercice financier 2013, Mallinckrodt table sur un EBITDA1 ajusté et exprimé en pourcentage des ventes,2 de l' ... Read more »
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BURBANK dans l'État de Californie - Mardi 7 Mai 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phoenix Audio Technologies, un leader mondial des solutions audio en temps réel, a annoncé aujourd'hui l'expansion de sa relation avec Vidyo Inc., un chef de file mondial dans les solutions de téléprésence personnelle et de conférences vidéo.

Vidyo a choisi le Quattro3 de Phoenix en tant que seule solution audio à être groupée à son produit de conférences vidéo HD100, pour les utilisateurs du monde entier.

« Nous sommes ravis d'avoir été choisis par Vidyo et nous pensons que le Quattro3 est l'accessoire audio approprié pour le système d'espace HD100 », a déclaré Jacob Marash, Directeur de l'exploitation chez Phoenix Audio Technologies. « Pour nous, cette expansion de la coopération entre nos deux sociétés est une excellente façon d'offrir à l'utilisate ... Read more »
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The Gritti Palace Unveils a Refined Version of Its Iconic Self, Joining Newly Restored Luxury Collection Hotels in Europe


VENICE, Italy - Tuesday, May 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today celebrates the grand opening of The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice. The renowned hotel recently re-opened its legendary doors following a meticulous 35 million Euros restoration, bringing the historic building back to its original grandeur. The 15-month restoration of The Gritti Palace is part of a larger strategy to invest over 150 million Euros in the restoration of Starwood’s most celebrated Luxury Collection hotels in Europe, including Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville and Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian which re-opened last year, as well as Prince de Galles in Paris which will re-open later this month.

"There is a mystique about The Gri ... Read more »
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DUBLIN - Tuesday, May 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Covidien (NYSE:COV) today announced 2013 full year guidance for Mallinckrodt plc as Mallinckrodt prepares to spin off from Covidien to become a separate, publicly traded company in mid-2013.

Mallinckrodt’s fiscal year will end on September 27, 2013, with net sales growth expected to be in the range of 7% to 11% versus 2012, assuming foreign exchange rates at current levels. Net sales are expected to be up 21% to 25% in Mallinckrodt’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment and to decline 3% to 7% in its Global Medical Imaging segment.

For fiscal 2013, Mallinckrodt expects adjusted EBITDA1 as a percentage of sales,2 to be in the range of 17% to 21%. The guidance ranges for adjusted EBITDA reflect the financial results for one quarter of Mallinckrodt operating as a standalone, public company and three quarters reflecting the business as historically managed part of Covidien prior to the separation.< ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, May 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Motivate Group, representatives of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has announced the results of the 2013 UAE Young Lions competition.

The competition challenges young professionals at the start of their careers in the advertising industry, giving local talent the opportunity to showcase their work.

The competition was open to professionals up to 28 years of age, and participants took part in teams of two, consisting of an art director and a copywriter. The 15 participating teams were briefed to produce an original campaign of global standards in just nine hours for the SNF – the Special Needs Future Development Center, Dubai. The mandate was to produce print ads to generate public awareness on the Center’s activities and objectives in the UAE. The Center caters to the special needs community.

All the entries were displayed at Dubai Media City’s HQ. The Creative Club – a ... Read more »
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MANAMA, Bahrain - Tuesday, May 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) advanced marginally by 1.9 points to 60.3 in the first quarter of 2013, the only region in the world to gain ground. The MENA reading is on a par with the global composite index of 60.4. However, the region remains 3.7 points below where it was this time last year. The survey results were announced today by YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), a not-for-profit global network of 20,000 chief executive officers.

As usual, changes in business confidence at the country level were varied. Increased optimism amongst CEOs in the main oil-exporting nations, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman, contributed to the moderate uplift in regional sentiment. Nations where optimism eroded in the first quarter included Egypt and Libya.

Key findings

Sales forecasts strengthen. The YPO Sales Confidenc ... Read more »
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Pending Acquisition Expected to Extend the Success of McAfee’s Security Connected Strategy

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Monday, May 6th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- McAfee today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to initiate a conditional tender offer for the acquisition of Stonesoft Oyj (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: SFT1V), a leading innovator in next-generation network firewall products, for an aggregate equity value of approximately $389 million in cash.

Stonesoft delivers software-based, dynamic, customer-driven, cyber security solutions to secure information flow and simplify security management. Stonesoft’s product portfolio of next-generation firewalls, evasion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions addresses businesses of all sizes. Through the pending acquisition of Stonesoft, McAfee expects to extend its leadership position in network security.

"With the pending addition of Stonesoft’s products and services, McAfee is making a significan ... Read more »
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BURBANK, Calif. - Monday, May 6th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Phoenix Audio Technologies, a world leader in real time audio solutions, today announced the expansion of its relationship with Vidyo Inc., a world leader in personal telepresence and video conferencing solutions.

Vidyo has chosen Phoenix’s Quattro3 as the only audio solution to be bundled with its HD100 video conferencing product, for users worldwide.

"We are excited to be chosen by Vidyo and believe that the Quattro3 is the right audio accessory for the HD100 room system,” said Jacob Marash, Phoenix Audio Technologies’ COO. "We see this expansion of the cooperation between our two companies as a great way to offer the end-user an optimal and complete conferencing solution”.

"Vidyo believes the combination of Quattro 3’s powerful audio technology enhances Vidyo’s innovative room systems offering,” said Yossi Massafi, Senior VP Worldwide Sales Operations, Vidyo. "We are delighted to be wo ... Read more »
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Le premier parcours "Trump Course” en Asie est censé atteindre le niveau des meilleurs au Monde


Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis - Lundi 6 Mai 2013 [ME NewsWire]

DAMAC Properties, le plus grand promoteur immobilier au Moyen Orient, a annoncé des plans pour mettre en place  un  parcours de championnat de Golf qui sera connu sous le nom « Trump International Golf Club Dubaï ».

Le parcours qui couvre une superficie de 7,205 yards par71, se trouvera à dix minutes de l’avenue Sheikh Zayed Road et au cœur du plan directeur de construction « Akoya by DAMAC » d’une superficie de 28 millions pieds carrés dont le lancement a été annoncé la semaine dernière. Les travaux de construction ont déjà commencé et le parcours ouvrira ses portes l’année prochaine.

Le "Trump International Golf Club, Dubai”, comprendra un pavillon équipé de la technologie de pointe qui couvre une superfi ... Read more »
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