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 Funding Will Support the GSMA’s Work on Digital Innovation for the Underserved


LONDON-Thursday 18 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that it has signed a thirty-eight million-pound partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The ‘Partnership for Inclusion, Innovation and Scale’ will provide funding for the GSMA’s Mobile for Development work on digital inclusion, digital identity, energy, water, sanitation and the reduction of the mobile gender gap. It will also include two new areas of focus: disability and climate.

“This landmark partnership with DFID reinforces the joint power and potential of the private and public sectors working together and ensures that we will continue our crucial role of stimulating digital innovation to deliver both sustainable business and large-scale socio-economic impact for the underserved,” said Mats Gra ... Read more »

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KAMPALA, Uganda -Thursday 18 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 17 as a long overdue acknowledgement that the current Ebola outbreak remains uncontained and still poses a significant threat to global health security.

A PHEIC declaration carries legal obligations requiring affected states to cooperate with the WHO in coordinating an outbreak response plan and also puts the global public health community on notice signifying a substantial health security risk to the world.

“The PHEIC declaration is a step in the right direction, but it should have been declared months ago,” said AHF President Michael Weinstein. “Now, Dr. Tedros must act quickly to mobilize the resources from donor countries and mount a robust response. All available vaccines must be fast-tracked for approval ... Read more »

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Acquisition enhances Visa integrated commerce payment management capabilities for clients worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO & MUNICH-Thursday 18 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has acquired Payworks, a Munich-based provider of next-generation payment gateway software for the Point of Sale (POS). Visa will bring Payworks’ cloud-based solution for in-store payment processing together with its CyberSource digital payment management platform to create a fully integrated payment acceptance solution for merchants and acquirers. The joint offering will provide acquirers and payment service providers with a modern, fully white-labeled omnichannel payment management platform.

The combined capability will enable Visa’s clients to offer a unified payment experience whether their customers are paying in-store, in-app or online. The acquisition builds on a strategic partnership and investment Visa made in Payworks ... Read more »

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WARRINGTON, England-Thursday 18 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MDS Global Ltd, a leading BSS-as-a-Service provider today announced that the company has been acquired by Volaris Group (“Volaris”). The operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is committed to strengthening and growing vertical market technology companies. In acquiring MDS Global Ltd, they will be adding a twelfth acquisition to their Communications and Media vertical.

Founded in 1987 as part of Martin Dawes Telecommunications Ltd. (MDT), a pioneering Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in the UK, MDS Global started as an in-house billing system. When MDT was sold to BT Cellnet in 1999, MDS Global was spun-out as a stand-alone business.

Today the company provides revenue management, business assurance, and analytics software to some of the world's leading telecommunications service providers, including British Telecom, Telefonica O2, eir, ACN Europe, ... Read more »

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Thursday 18 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bank of America reported its second-quarter 2019 financial results today. The news release, supplemental filing and investor presentation can be accessed in the following ways:

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

    Bank of America newsroom at
    Bank of America Investor Relations website at
    Business Wire’s news webpage at

Investor Conference Call information
Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan and Chief Financial Officer Paul Donofrio will discuss the financial results in a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET today. For a listen-only connection to the conference call, dial 1.877.200.4456 (U.S.) or 1.78 ... Read more »

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• Boehringer Ingelheim has entered into a collaboration and global license agreement for Bridge Biotherapeutics’s autotaxin inhibitor BBT-877 to be developed for fibrosing interstitial lung diseases including IPF

• With this new partnership Boehringer Ingelheim further expands its commitment to bring new treatments to patients with fibrosing interstitial lung diseases including IPF

• Bridge Biotherapeutics stands to receive up to more than EUR 1.1 billion assuming all milestones are met

INGELHEIM, Germany & SEONGNAM, Korea-Thursday 18 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Bridge Biotherapeutics Inc. today announced that they are entering into a new collaboration and license agreement with the goal of developing Bridge Biotherapeutics’s autotaxin inhibitor BBT-877 for patients with fibrosing interstitial lung diseases, including IPF. BBT-877 is currently in Phase I clinical studies an ... Read more »

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