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Makes First Appearance in North America at CES

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 gennaio 2020

Matatalab, the world’s leading STEAM education solution provider, will make its debut appearance at CES 2020 from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10 in Las Vegas, NV. Matatalab’s booth will be located at #25964 in the South Hall. Matatalab’s current product lineup, such as the Matatalab Coding Set and Matatalab Lite, will be available for review and trial. Matatalab robot sets follow the kids’ cognitive development from concrete to abstract and adopt simple symbol design to let kids understand coding and computational thinking through fun yet challenging game quests. Matatalab’s business covers both B2B and B2C markets, providing professional solutions including coding robots, curriculums, teaching aids packages, etc., to educational institutions and families around the world.Matatalab has partnered with the European School Network, a network co-founded by the Ministry of Education of 31 EU countries, and has been adopted by more than 20 FCL educational research centers around the world, becoming one of the two global partners from China. Matatalab has entered into more than 40 elementary educational markets in the UK, Germany, France, U.S., Singapore, Korea, Russia, Brazil, etc. and has been adopted by more than 4,000 educational institutions including preschools, kindergartens, primary schools, and training centers. Matatalab has also developed over 1,000 online and offline retail channels, including Carrefour, Sam’s Club, Conrad, Darty, etc.In North America, Matatalab has partnered with Goddard School, a top kindergarten education group, to move into more than 500 kindergartens. In the retail market, Matatalab has cooperated with ToysRUs in Canada in part of offline stores.During years of development and expansion, Matatalab always holds the value of “Coding and Confidence to Make a Difference.” At CES 2020, Matatalab aims to experience innovative technologies and look for exciting opportunities to cooperate.

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Nexa3D Expands Commercial Shipment of NXE400 in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 4 gennaio 2020

Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast production 3D printers, announced today that it is boosting commercial shipments of its NXE400 printers in North America through Dynamism, a world leader in additive manufacturing solutions and services. The company plans to showcase its expanded portfolio of printers and materials at CES 2020, 7-10 January 2020, at the Dynamism booth #31406 in the 3D printing area, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center. “We are very excited to display the NXE400’s capacities live at CES 2020,” said Izhar Medalsy, Nexa3D chief operating officer. “The NXE400 delivers an improvement in overall printing speeds that changes the way we think about printing in the same way internet access did with the move from dial-up to broadband. The technology is a game changer, and you can see for yourself as we print live throughout CES at a production throughput of 1000 parts per hour.”
Live printing demonstrations of the NXE400 will be throughout CES, 7-10 January 2020, at the Dynamism booth #31406 in the 3D printing area, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center. Click here for the Nexa3D media kit.“In addition to rapidly scaling commercial deliveries around the world, we were also able to increase our build volume 25% over our advertised specifications to 19 liters at speeds of up to 1Z centimeter per minute,“ said Medalsy. “At CES, we will display five new materials for the NXE400 including ABS plastics, high temperature plastics, rigid tooling for wind tunnel application and several general-purpose plastics for prototyping, tooling and dental molds and aligners. The NXE400’s total cycle time is 60X faster for producing functional parts, creating total cycle times that are minutes instead of hours.” “We are proud to make the NXE400 available to customers throughout North America,” said Douglas Krone, founder and CEO, Dynamism, and industry leader and buyers’ choice in additive manufacturing. “Dynamism is committed to delivering the top AM tools to our customers as the seek to transform their operations to production-scale additive manufacturing. Nexa3D is a valuable tool to our customers who are looking to offer a whole new level of productivity to their operations.” Nexa3D has grown its reseller network globally with 30 world-class distributors as its sales and service partners around the world. The company has already received 200 purchase orders for its ultrafast 3D printer. With plans to triple its global sales network through 2020, the company is rapidly scaling operations to ultrafast industrial printers with best-in breed performance materials at attractive cost of ownership to replace tens of thousands of older legacy stereolithography printers.

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Grazitti Interactive Expands Its Presence in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 dicembre 2019

Grazitti Interactive, one of the leading digital products and services provider, today announced the opening of its newest office locations at Sunnyvale (California), Seattle (Washington), and Edmonton (Alberta, Canada). With this recent expansion, Grazitti has its presence in the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and India.The new offices are strategically located across the hubs in the high-tech industry. “With this expansion, Sunnyvale will become our US headquarters,” Grazitti Interactive CEO Alok Ramsisaria said. “Keeping in mind the pace at which we’re growing, in terms of our team and customer base both for our services and products, especially SearchUnify, it felt necessary to expand our base in the US and get closer to our increasing roster of customers and prospects.” SearchUnify has quintupled its team in the last three years. It continues to launch cutting edge apps and innovative features for its clients; therefore, the need for a larger and state-of-the-art office space. Shivraj Asthana, VP of Strategic Accounts & Partnerships, will now take over as President for Grazitti’s North America operations. Shivraj has spent the last 10 years leading innovation in the digital domain. He has been a co-founder and served in a senior executive capacity in several early-stage startups in the Silicon Valley ranging from content syndication, digital technologies, and online marketing.

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Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for Fifth Consecutive Year

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 settembre 2019

Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index, a comprehensive assessment of leading sustainability-driven companies. This is Ecolab’s fifth consecutive year on the North America index, and the company’s sixth listing since 2012.“Every day, our 49,000 associates work to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier, and to be successful, we must operate sustainably,” said Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “We are honored to again be recognized on the DJSI North America Index for our commitment to operating responsibly.” Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices was the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven public companies based on an analysis of financially material environmental, social and governance factors. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios and provide an engagement platform for companies seeking to adopt sustainable best practices. “We congratulate Ecolab for being included in the DJSI North America Index,” said Manjit Jus, head of ESG Ratings for RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainable investing and together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, publishes the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.The Dow Jones Sustainability Index tracks the performance of the top tier of the 4,500 largest companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index℠ that lead the field in terms of sustainability. These 4,500 companies, across 61 industries, represent the eligible universe for the DJSI (world and regions) and are assessed on an annual basis.

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New ‘Green’ North America Semiconductor Technology Center in Hillsboro

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 2 settembre 2019

Edwards held a grand opening for its new North America Semiconductor Technology Center in Hillsboro yesterday. The eco-friendly facility is located close to the company’s key accounts in the “Silicon Forest,” enabling Edwards to provide rapid service and support, customer training, and enhance its R&D and customer collaboration efforts. The approximately 200 attendees included Edwards customers and suppliers, top management, and local political and industry dignitaries. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Hillsboro’s Mayor Steve Callaway offered remarks. The ceremony included the presentation of a check for $1,000 to the Liberty High School robotics team as well as an entertaining demonstration of their robot’s acrobatic approach to climbing stairs. After the opening presentations attendees toured the facility and enjoyed refreshments and entertainment.
Edwards is celebrating its 100-year birthday in 2019. The founder, FD Edwards, began by providing vacuum equipment from a small office in South London; 100 years later Edwards has over 6,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards’ innovations are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.

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AM Best Places Credit Ratings of The Guarantee Company of North America

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 agosto 2019

AM Best has placed under review with positive implications the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a” of The Guarantee Company of North America (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and its subsidiary, The Guarantee Company of North America USA (Southfield, MI), collectively referred to as the Guarantee Companies. These companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Princeton Holdings Limited.
The Credit Rating (rating) actions follow the announcement that Intact Financial Corporation (Intact) has entered into an agreement to acquire the Guarantee Companies from Princeton Holdings Limited. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals in the United States and Canada, and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.The under review with positive implications status reflects the need for AM Best to further and fully assess the financial and operational impacts of the acquisition. In addition, the positive implications considers the successful track record that Intact has established with similar transactions in the past, and the benefits of operational synergies with Intact and its subsidiary companies. AM Best will continue to hold discussions with Intact and Guarantee Companies’ management and monitor the Guarantee Companies’ balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management through the close of the transaction.

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AGCO Introduces Next-Generation Telemetry Solution in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment introduces AGCO Connect, the next generation telemetry solution for North American customers and dealers to improve productivity, efficiency, and profitability. Under AGCO’s Fuse® smart farming division, AGCO Connect was released in Europe in 2018 and will launch in North America at the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., August 27 – 29.AGCO Connect allows customers and dealers to connect their AGCO mixed fleet under one simple and easy to use platform from anywhere, at any time. Customers can see the current status of their machines and how their machines have been performing in terms of fuel levels and consumption rates, engine hours and time to service, and current and historical positioning – all communicated over a secure data platform. The benefits include logistics management, remote accessibility, and more informed decision making abilities.
Dealers have a selection of tools to enable proactive and insightful service delivery, such as diagnostic support features, to help with planning and forecasting service support for customers. Dealers also have an overview of machine activity, including service requirements, error codes, machine and owner information, and the ability to assist with remote diagnostics, allowing customer support to begin quickly and remotely.A unique feature of AGCO Connect lets customers and dealers personalize their Connect application by choosing a preferred brand, including AGCO Connect, Challenger® Connect, Fendt® Connect, and MF Connect. Regardless of the brand application, all users will receive the same data depending on the customer or dealer interface.A free one-year subscription is available to current high horsepower equipment owners, with new owners receiving a three-year subscription. A three-year subscription is available for new application equipment owners, with more models eligible for subscriptions to follow.This smart farming solution is a direct outcome of AGCO’s goal of a fully connected fleet that allows customers to track and optimize individual machine and fleet performance, and dealers to support customers faster and better, reducing machine downtime.With this latest telemetry offering, customers and dealers are well-positioned to maximize their opportunities to be more efficient, empowering our customers to focus on what they love—farming.

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MicroStrategy Names Perficient North America Partner of the Year

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 febbraio 2019

Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it has been named North America Partner of the Year by MicroStrategy® Incorporated. The North America Partner of the Year award was announced at MicroStrategy World™ 2019, recognizing Perficient for its demonstrated collaboration and investment within its MicroStrategy solution partnership.“Technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and enhanced mobility are changing the game, and organizations have to get smarter, faster if they want to avoid being disrupted,” said Jim Butz, general manager, Perficient’s MicroStrategy practice. “Data has the power to truly transform a business. How we leverage and analyze data, and garner insights from it, will make or break today’s enterprises. Through our solution partnership with MicroStrategy, we’re able to deliver strategic BI and analytics solutions that can drive growth and transform our clients’ businesses for the future.”MicroStrategy, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, delivers modern analytics on an open, comprehensive enterprise platform with MicroStrategy 2019™. Together, Perficient and MicroStrategy have delivered successful data and analytics solutions for customers across a broad range of industries seeking to become a more Intelligent Enterprise™.“As the market’s desire to better understand and leverage the onslaught of data from customers, business systems and processes grows, we’re well positioned to deliver end-to-end digital transformation solutions to global enterprises,” said John Jenkins, vice president, Data Solutions, Perficient. “Perficient is thrilled to be named MicroStrategy’s North America Partner of the Year as it further demonstrates our abilities to meet market demands, and recognizes our partnership with MicroStrategy and expertise in their MicroStrategy 2019 platform offering. Together, we can continue to deliver innovative solutions for our customers that drive value and growth.” As an award-winning, go-to MicroStrategy solutions partner, Perficient brings a proven delivery methodology for BI strategy, planning, application development, mobile support, visualization, and infrastructure. As a certified MicroStrategy business partner for more than 14 years, Perficient’s team of experts has created MicroStrategy accelerators to enhance the user experience and integrate with third-party applications.

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MuteSix Appoints Five Key Strategic Hires in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 gennaio 2019

MuteSix – a full funnel digital and creative agency – today announced five new hires to its seasoned leadership team. Marc Loreti and Holly Martin have joined the company as Vice Presidents of Business Development, Bree Blackman as Vice President of Creative Strategy, and Ross Bucholc as Vice President of Paid Search. These appointments continue MuteSix’s forward momentum and will have an immediate focus on the company’s enterprise consumer brand and agency clients. MuteSix spends $300 million a year for clients across retail, e-commerce, luxury, nonprofit, technology, sports, publishing, and financial services. The agency has been achieving 265% year-over-year growth while retaining their people-first culture. It has also seen its creative studio (StudioSix) vertical grow 12x in 2018, which makes up 28% of its total revenue. The company’s speed-to-market has been finding traction with CMOs of SMBs and enterprise leaders alike, who turn to MuteSix to gain better ad spend due to the rise of creative and specialization. Today, MuteSix continues to sign large enterprise clients such as Disney, GNC, and Petco. “The addition of this exciting and impressive team of seasoned executives is a direct result of our significant growth over the past two years. The team we chose has the collective experience and smarts to keep up with MuteSix’s ongoing growth. Together, they will allow us to provide differentiated services, operate faster, leverage integrated data to create in real-time, and add increased value,” said Steve Weiss, Founder and CEO. “New client wins combined with the fact that total ad spend is projected to increase 24% between 2018 – 2022 makes this an exciting chapter for us.”MuteSix is currently investing further into mobile first video ads for 2019. “Mobile video is going to be the most popular and fastest growing content format this year given spending is expected to hit $103B by 2023. The increasing popularity of mobile video sharing platforms like Facebook and Instagram presents an immense opportunity to create, serve and measure interactive video ads,” said Daniel Rutberg, COO. The agency is also developing its proprietary predictive technology. “Clients don’t just want data, they want insights that make an economic impact. We’re looking to predictive technology to help refine hyper-relevant creative advertising to accelerate results for brands moving towards a cross-platform future.”

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Rabobank Strengthens F&A Innovation Team in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 novembre 2018

The expansion of its Food and Agribusiness (F&A) Innovation team in North America as part of its commitment to strengthening client relationships and contributing to the F&A industry of the future. The company announced the appointment of Anne Greven as the Global Co-Head of F&A Innovation and welcomes new additions to the team.The F&A Innovation team is a critical part of Rabobank’s Banking for Food mission to feed the global population more sustainably by 2050. Its two platforms, FoodBytes!, a next generation pitch competition and discovery platform for sustainable F&A innovation, and TERRA, Rabobank’s global innovation accelerator, catapult major breakthroughs into scalable solutions by pairing emerging growth companies with established multinationals.
“We pitched at FoodBytes! Boulder in 2016 and had an incredible experience with peers, mentors, and industry stakeholders. To this day, some of the connections we made there are in our inner circle,” said Dan Kurzrock, co-founder of ReGrained. “Then, we were selected for TERRA Cohort II in 2018 and conducted two incredible pilots. Taking this to the next level, one of our corporate collaborators is now a key strategic partner and investor. We’re very proud and grateful to be a part of this community!”Within the robust F&A innovation ecosystem, Rabobank’s platforms are connecting the dots between startups, corporates and investors and making a scalable impact. Since launching in 2015, over 1,700 startups from 59 countries have applied to pitch at FoodBytes!, and the 250 alumni of the platform have raised a collective $500M in funding. TERRA has selected 66 startups that have collaborated with 10 leading F&A companies on 48 pilots, many of which have turned into continued partnerships.A growing team with more than 50 years’ combined experience, not just in banking but in creating pioneering initiatives and experiences, Rabobank’s F&A Innovation team is charged with no small feat: to identify, select and develop the most promising F&A startups in the market and make them part of Rabobank’s worldwide community.

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IDC Government Insights Opens Nominations for Second Annual Smart Cities North America Awards

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 novembre 2018

IDC Government Insights announced today that applications are open for the second annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA), designed to recognize the progress North American municipalities have made in executing Smart Cities projects, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region. Any organization can nominate a city project or initiative that has been implemented, including the municipality itself, state or provincial agencies, solutions providers, and other partners. Deadline for submission is January 11, 2019. To nominate a project or initiative, please visit here.
The annual awards highlight best practice examples of urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of technology (cloud, platforms, analytics, Internet of Things, mobile solutions) and data, unique partnerships, funding models and/or community involvement. The winners of IDC’s 2019 SCNAA will be unveiled at an awards ceremony at the Smart Cities New York (SCNY) event being held in New York City on May 14, 2019. SCNY is North America’s leading global conference exploring the emerging influence of cities in shaping the future. To learn more about the event visit HERE.

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Ericom Software to Showcase Advanced Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) Technology at Infosecurity North America

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 novembre 2018

Ericom Software, a leading global provider of solutions for securing and connecting the unified workspace, will showcase Ericom Shield™ at Infosecurity North America (booth #2113) on November 14-15 in New York City. Ericom Shield is an advanced remote browser isolation (RBI) solution that keeps internet-borne threats such as malware, ransomware, and crypto-jacking air gapped away from endpoint devices and network resources.Ericom Shield prevents known and unknown web-borne threats and downloadable content from reaching and infecting endpoints by rendering all browser-executable code in virtual browsers located in dedicated disposable containers remote from organizational networks. Users interact with websites via a safe media stream that is sent to their browser and provides a seamless, transparent browsing experience. When a tab is closed or inactive, the containers, along with the virtual browsers and all code, self-destruct. The solution supports all standard browsers on any device and operating system and is clientless, requiring no installation on endpoints.“In a study we recently conducted, almost one-third of the security professionals reported that their organizations had been victims of a cyberattack. Of those, 13% reported financial impact of over $5 million and 20% estimated the impact at $1 million – $5 million,” said Joshua Behar, President and CEO of Ericom Software. “Ericom Shield advanced RBI can prevent web-originated cyberattacks, saving organizations from the severe financial repercussions, loss of customers, and reputation damage that are the inevitable results of cyberattacks.”
According to Gartner, almost all successful attacks on users originate from the public internet and many involve web-based attacks. Security and IT management leaders can prevent these attacks by using remote browser isolation to separate end-user internet browsing sessions from enterprise endpoints and networks.“This year at Infosecurity North America, we’re looking forward to spreading the word about how RBI effectively protects businesses from falling victim to web-borne attacks,” continued Behar.Infosecurity North America is an immersive event for the information security community where exhibitors and attendees will get access well-respected industry speakers, the latest technology, and a host of networking opportunities.

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North America Vital Signs Monitoring Market to 2025 –

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 30 settembre 2018

The “North America Vital Signs Monitoring Market: Companies Profiles, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2025” report has been added to’s offering.North America vital signs monitoring market is expected to grow with a healthy CAGR in the forecast period 2018 to 2025. The new market report contains data for historic year 2016, the base year of calculation is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025.Prominent factors driving the growth of this market consist of growing geriatric population and chronic diseases, technological development, rising demand of non-contact thermometers, rising incidence of hypertension, rapidly changing lifestyle are fuel the growth of vital signs monitoring market.On the basis of product type the North America vital signs monitoring market is segmented into blood, pressure monitoring, pulse oximeter, temperature monitoring device. In 2018, blood pressure monitoring segment is expected to dominate the North America vital signs monitoring market with highest market share in the forecast period 2018 to 2025. On the basis of type the North America vital signs monitoring market is categorized into non- integrated system, integrated system vital signs monitoring. In 2018, non- integrated system segment is expected to dominate the North America vital signs monitoring market with highest market share in the forecast period 2018 to 2025.On the basis of portability North America vital signs monitoring market is segmented into standalone, portable. In 2018, standalone segment is expected to dominate the North America vital signs monitoring market with highest market share in the forecast period 2018 to 2025. On the basis of end user the North America vital signs monitoring market is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory, home healthcare, clinics, others. In 2018, hospitals segment is expected to dominate the North America vital signs monitoring market with highest market share in the forecast period 2018 to 2025.

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Tehama Service Delivery Platform Business Unit of Pythian Launches in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 settembre 2018

Tehama announced the company’s launch to the North American market and shared information about its inaugural event in New York City. The event will feature renowned authority on technology and security, Bruce Schneier and other experts who will speak about de-risking the global workforce with secure access, audit and compliance.Tehama is a SaaS platform that allows companies to securely connect and collaborate with remote employees and third parties. It offers a simple and flexible approach to delivering secure and integrated digital end-user computing (EUC).
Based in Ottawa, Tehama is a business unit of Pythian, a global IT product and services company. Tehama was created by industry experts who understand that enterprises, and the providers and individuals who service them, need better ways to adapt to a changing workforce while protecting against growing security concerns like insider breaches and IP theft.By consolidating all the necessary tools and technologies to securely connect and collaborate with third parties into one SaaS-based platform, Tehama enables Pythian and other service providers, multi-national organizations and technology partners to deliver highly skilled services to the world’s most innovative, yet security-conscious businesses. Through a combination of secure access controls, isolated and collaborative workspaces, and continuous compliance, security and business leaders can easily ensure regulatory compliance, reduce overall operating costs, and achieve business agility.
Tehama launches on September 12, 2018, at an inaugural event in New York City. The event focuses on de-risking the global workforce with secure access, audit and compliance and will demonstrate how Tehama and other emerging strategies and technologies are changing the way organizations thrive and compete with a contingent workforce. The event will also feature a keynote presentation from Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned authority on technology and security, and author of upcoming book, Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World (September 2018).

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Warner Bros. Pictures to Distribute the Follow Up to “Detective Chinatown” in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 gennaio 2018

new yorkNew York. Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired domestic distribution rights for the follow up to the Chinese hit “Detective Chinatown” from Wanda Media Co., Ltd., it was announced today by Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. Pictures’ President of Domestic Distribution, and Jiang Defu, General Manager of Wanda Media. The deal marks the second collaboration between the two companies, following last year’s worldwide blockbuster “Wonder Woman.”The new action comedy has been slated for release in North America on Chinese New Year, February 16, 2018, day-and-date with its release in China. In the U.S., it is set to open in 48 markets.
In making the announcement, Goldstein stated, “China has become a major contributor to the global film industry and Wanda is a company at the forefront of that rise. We are excited to expand our relationship with them and to bring this new project to American audiences.”Jiang stated, “This is an exciting new cooperation, which will expand the global footprint of Chinese language films. Warner Bros., as one of the most successful studios in the industry, will bring our latest movie to North American audiences, and we look forward to the launch of this fresh, comedy detective film during the Chinese New Year.”The new film is the follow up to the Chinese hit “Detective Chinatown,” which opened in China in December 2015 and went on to gross more than $126 million (RMB 820m). It reunites writer/director Chen Sicheng and stars Wang Baoqiang and Liu Haoran, who reprise their roles as detectives Tang Ren and Qin Feng, respectively.When the case of New York Chinatown godfather Uncle Qi’s missing son turns into a murder investigation, the detective duo Tang and Qin team up again to hunt down the killer—this time with some help from the International Detective Alliance.The main cast also includes Xiao Yang, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Michael Pitt and Japanese star Tsumabuki Satoshi.The movie was shot in New York City and Beijing.

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Cohn & Wolfe Named the Best Large Agency to Work For in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 agosto 2015

Holmes BPTWNew York Cohn & Wolfe, a leading brand communications agency, was named The Holmes Report’s 2015 Best Large Agency to Work For in North America. Determined by a comprehensive survey of agency employees, Cohn & Wolfe was the only agency to be recognized in the Large Agency category.With only one winner per category (Large, Medium, Small and Boutique) chosen from firms across North America, The Holmes Report Best Agencies to Work For list is considered the ultimate benchmark of PR firm culture and workplace performance. The publication specifically called out Cohn & Wolfe’s winning year – with U.S. fee income up by almost 16 percent, enhanced employee communication and expanded professional development initiatives.
“I am often asked what makes Cohn & Wolfe’s culture unique and my answer may seem simple and even obvious,” said Donna Imperato, Chief Executive Officer, Cohn & Wolfe. “It’s the remarkable people who work here. Our teams bring their A-games every day, pushing through barriers to produce breakthrough work and make our agency a success.”
Cohn & Wolfe employees were quoted in the write-up saying, “Here at Cohn & Wolfe, we are strongly encouraged to push past the boundaries and paperwork and think creatively using research and insights, honing in on our ‘Dig Deeper. Imagine More.’ mantra.” Another employee spoke to the agency’s supportive culture, saying “My favorite thing about Cohn & Wolfe is the fact that, above everything, we are a team. When things get hard – which they do – you know that your team and the entire agency has your back and that everyone is in it together.”

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Advanced Telematics and Integration to Revolutionize Global Connected Car Market

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 Maggio 2015

London, UK Advanced infotainment systems, over-the-air (OTA) updates, big data analytics, mobility services and in-car security are key technologies that will shape the global connected car market in 2015. Human machine interface (HMI) input and output solutions, as well as, heads up display (HUD) are set to take center stage. However, car makers must create consumer-centric HMI solutions that will strike a balance between reducing driver distraction and meeting consumer need for connected services.
“While embedded connectivity is on the rise due to specific regulations related to telematics, shared data plans and smartphone-based connectivity will also gain prominence in the global mass market,” said frost sullivanAutomotive & Transportation Research Analyst Ramnath Eswaravadivoo. “OEMs wanting to compete with free smartphone-based navigation solutions are offering connected capabilities with dynamic re-routing, real-time traffic and point of interface services.” Since 2G connections are likely to be discontinued in North America by 2017, the seamless running of networks with 3G and 4G coverage will prove to be a rigorous task. In addition, consumers are unwilling to pay extra for in-car long-term evolution (LTE) connections, and the penetration of LTE in mobile handsets remains slow. Nevertheless, 4G LTE networks are expected to cover over 60 percent of the world’s population by 2020, generating new revenue possibilities. OTA updates are becoming critical to providing a smooth end-user experience, thus the security aspect gains extreme importance and poses yet another challenge. Security must evolve from offering feature-level safety to delivering in-vehicle and back-end protection, covering multiple areas such as OTA, connected services, user data protection and virtualization. “Meanwhile, the large-scale acceptance of big data and predictive analytics will bring in new service and revenue opportunities,” added Frost & Sullivan Automotive & Transportation Research Manager Praveen Chandrasekar. “Harnessing vehicle data into the next generation of advanced diagnostics will enable OEMs to lengthen customer relationships to more than three years and tap into the longer-term maintenance and service business.”

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Industrial Robots Global Study: China to overtake EU and North America by 2017

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 gennaio 2015

Frankfurt. More industrial robots will be operating in China’s production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers there will double from today’s 200,000 to more than 400,000. To compare: In North America, numbers will rise to about 300,000 – with 340,000 predicted for Europe’s five largest economies. So says the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in its 2014 World Robot Statistics. China is already the world’s largest market in the sale of industrial robots. But this merely marks the first step in a fast game of catch-up. Given China’s still very low robotic density, the future market dimensions are palpably clear: To date, China only has 30 industrial robots per 10,000 employees in manufacturing industries. To compare: Germany’s robotic density is ten times larger – in Japan it is actually eleven times more. In North America robotic density is five times higher than in China, where the majority of industrial robots are used for handling operations (40%) and for welding (36%). The automotive industry is by far the largest customer (approx. 40%).
“The automation of China’s production plants has just started”, says Per Vegard Nerseth, Managing Director, ABB Robotics. “As the first foreign robot manufacturer to arrive here, we have observed the market and developments for years now. We have witnessed swift, almost explosive growth over the last two or three years, surpassing even our expectations.” Kuka and two Japanese robot manufacturers now also have their own locally-based production sites. Four out of five industrial robots in China are made by foreign manufacturers – the majority from Japan, North America and Europe. Yet more manufacturers are planning to build their own production lines in China.The Chinese government is simultaneously pushing forward with robotic research. Once again the main partners are leading foreign robotic manufacturers. In contrast, Chinese manufacturers have concentrated on customers satisfied with average quality and unsophisticated technology. But sales in this segment have also more than tripled since 2012.
World Robotics Industrial Robots: This unique publication presents comprehensive global statistics on industrial robots in uniform tables allowing consistent country comparisons. It contains detailed statistical data for some 40 countries, broken down by application areas, industrial branches, types of robots and by other technical and economic variables. Data on production, exports and imports are presented for a selection of countries. Trends in robot densities, i.e. number of robots per 10,000 persons employed in relevant sectors, are also featured.

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Twelve UNAOC fellows from Europe and North America arrive in the Middle East

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 ottobre 2011


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From the Maghreb to the Gulf peninsula, twelve young leaders are now embarking on a journey across a region where history is unfolding. Every single day of the program is going to be rich in learning and in exchanges. The UNAOC’s Fellowship Program focuses on creating opportunities for young leaders, across the Arab world and the West, to increase mutual understanding through experiential learning and direct interaction with civil society.Last month, fellows from the Middle East and North Africa travelled to the US and Europe to meet leaders from international organizations, civil society, media, and political institutions. “The Arab Spring opens a new window of opportunity to overcome tensions and stereotypes between the Arab world, Europe and the US and to build a new momentum based on trust and understanding . This is exactly the aim of the Fellowship program”, said Jean Chrisophe Bas, UNAOC Senior Advisor for Strategic Development and Partnerships. With its first stop in Rabat, Morocco, the second group will meet with some of UNAOC’s partners, including representatives of ISESCO, the National Council of Human Rights, and the British Council. The fellows will also have an opportunity to engage directly with leaders of Moroccan civil society about ongoing changes in the country. From there, the group will fly to Egypt where they will meet with the Arab League, a close UNAOC partner, alongside journalists and young leaders involved in shaping the future of the region. Through a number of seminars focused on intercultural dialogue, the fellows will also have the opportunity to talk and exchange their views with their hosts on the current events in the Arab world. Beyond the meetings and conferences which will serve as a platform for exchanges and debates, the fellows will also be given a chance to experience the richness of the country through visits to cultural and historic sites. The group’s final stop will be Qatar, a state that has emerged as a key player in the recent events that are transforming the region. Notably, Qatar will also host the 4th UNAOC Annual Forum December 11-13 of this year.Bringing back home their experiences, the fellows of both groups will become part of a larger network of young leaders.
The UN Alliance of Civilizations was established in 2005 as an initiative of the UN Secretary General, under the cosponsorship of the President of the Government of Spain and the Prime Minister of Turkey. It emerged out of a conviction that, in order to achieve sustainable peace, long-standing divisions and misperceptions between cultures need to be addressed. In April 2007, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, as High Representative for the Alliance. Under his leadership, the Alliance promotes dialogue that delivers change on the ground. It is supported by a growing Group of Friends of 128 governments and international organizations. The UNAOC is also involving many other partners.

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