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INGELHEIM, Germany - Friday, May 24th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For Non-U.S. and Non-UK media

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly & Company have today launched an educational digital game for type 2 diabetes called Complications Combat. The game, available for desktop and iPad users, is designed to raise awareness of the many complications associated with type 2 diabetes and the challenges physicians and patients face when considering and managing these on a daily basis.

"The aim and design of the game is simple,” said Arnd Prilipp, Launch and Established Products CVM Boehringer Ingelheim. "However, effective management of type 2 diabetes and its complications is not. To simulate this, players are tasked with simultaneously saving the healthy lifestyle items whilst combating the many complications – and it is not easy.”

The objective of the game is to effectively manage type 2 diabetes and its complications by clicking or swiping the complicati ... Read more »
Views: 334 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 05.25.2013

Service Operations Committee to streamline buying, selling, delivering and operating Carrier Ethernet services

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif - Friday, May 24th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The MEF has launched the Service Operations Committee (SOC), the organization’s first new committee in eight years, joining the existing technical, marketing and certification committees.

The purpose of the Service Operations Committee, which has widespread support from MEF members, is to "define, streamline and standardize processes for buying, selling, delivering and operating MEF-defined services”. Allan Langfield (Comcast) and Shahar Steiff (PCCW Global) have been appointed as committee co-chairs.

For service providers, this new committee means more consistent contracts and clarification of different providers’ capabilities, a standardized ordering process that takes into account national regulatory factors as well as the greater diversity of Ethernet services over tho ... Read more »
Views: 321 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 05.25.2013

Global offerings include low hotel rates in the U.S. and discounts around the world

ME Newswire / Business Wire

MCLEAN, Va. - Thursday, May 23rd 2013

Booking a vacation just got simpler. Now through September 30, 2013, Hilton HHonors is encouraging travelers around the world to save with The Great Getaway, offering hotel rates as low as $100 in the U.S., up to 25 percent off stays in Middle East and Africa, and up to 20 percent off stays in Asia Pacific when booking within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio*. The portfolio includes Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

Whether the next trip is a family affair or girls weekend in the city, The Great Getaway makes getting away easier. And, with more than 3,900 properties in 90 countries there is a va ... Read more »
Views: 300 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 05.25.2013

CloudEthernet Forum launched with close MEF collaboration

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif - Friday, May 24th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Launched today, the CloudEthernet Forum addresses the specific issues of scaling and applying suitable Ethernet services to meet the stringent demands of delivering cloud services.

With virtual machine populations running into the millions across geographically dispersed datacenters plus the migration of storage networks to Ethernet, the Forum provides a unique framework for industry stakeholders to collectively develop solutions that address technical challenges such as VLAN scaling, layer 2 performance and resilience across very large domains and consolidating storage network technologies onto Ethernet.

James Walker, president of the CloudEthernet Forum and vice president of Managed Network Services, Tata Communications, explains how the Forum is addressing real concerns, "Four years ago we migrated our Ethernet services o ... Read more »
Views: 306 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 05.25.2013

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Thursday, May 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OtterBox®, the global leader in protection for handheld technology, today announced the acquisition of TreeFrog Developments Inc., DBA LifeProof®. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Diego, LifeProof is an award-winning maker of protective cases and complementary accessories for smartphones and tablets.

Much like OtterBox, LifeProof is a rapidly growing, multi-million dollar business with a strong global brand, comprehensive product offering, impressive intellectual property and thriving company culture. Over the next 30 days, OtterBox will begin incorporating the LifeProof brand into the OtterBox family. More information about product availability and alignment will be determined at the completion of the integration.

"The joining of OtterBox and LifeProof is a way to combine two great brands and provide customers with even more great products, services and choices for smartp ... Read more »
Views: 336 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 05.25.2013

SAN FRANCISCO - Thursday, May 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Warren Buffett, legendary investor and philanthropist, will host his one-and-only charity power lunch to benefit one of the country’s most respected and beloved charities, San Francisco’s GLIDE, who is celebrating its 50th year of supporting the City’s neediest residents. Now in its 14th year, the annual eBay Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett opens June 2 at 7:30pm PDT and closes Friday, June 7 at 7:30pm PDT. Last year’s winning bid set a world-record at $3,456,789.

The bidding starts at $25,000 and all bidders will be pre-qualified prior to placing their bids. To pre-qualify, please visit: The winning bidder may invite seven friends to join Buffett for lunch at Smith & Wollensky, "the quintessential New York steakhouse.” For information on the auction, visit or call 415.674.6001 or email For more informa ... Read more »
Views: 318 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 05.25.2013


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