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Presenting the 2020 Partech Africa Report: The African Tech ecosystem is still accelerating with 359 equity rounds (+44% YoY) to a total funding of US$ 1.43B (-29% YoY)

 

DAKAR, Senegal, PARIS, BERLIN & SAN FRANCISCO-Friday 12 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Partech Africa publishes its annual report on VC Funding for African Startups. It appears that, in the middle of the global pandemic, the African tec ... Read more »

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Digital identity verification leader roars into 2021 despite unprecedented year globally

SEATTLE-Thursday 11 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

 

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ekata, the global leader in digital identity verification data, today recapped a remarkably suc ... Read more »

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• Integrates Honeywell security and building management systems with IDEMIA’s biometric-based access control systems to create a more seamless experience for buildings of the future


ATLANTA-Thursday 11 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global leader in connected buildings, and IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today announced a strategic alliance to create and cultivate an intelligent building ecosystem that provides a more seamless and enhanced experience for operators and occupants alike. The alliance will integrate Honeywell’s security and building management systems with IDEMIA’s biometric-based access control systems to create frictionless, safer and more efficient buildings.

The Honeywell and IDEMIA alliance is intended to design solutions that will allow occupants to easily and securely have contactless engagement with a building – from vehicle recognition at the ... Read more »

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Powered by Velodyne Sensors, ThorDrive Autonomous Vehicles Will Provide Cargo and Baggage Services at Airports Worldwide


SAN JOSE, Calif.-Thursday 11 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced a five-year sales agreement to provide Ultra Puck™ sensors to ThorDrive, an autonomous technology company. ThorDrive is using Velodyne’s lidar sensors to power its cargo and baggage ground support tractors in a groundbreaking autonomous vehicle (AV) program at the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

ThorDrive AVs, equipped with multiple Velodyne Ultra Puck sensors, were developed live in complex, safety-critical environments at CVG’s gates. Their proof of concept aims to advance airport safety and cargo efficiencies, with units to be sold by the end of 2021. In 2019, CVG, the 7th largest cargo airport in North America, handled over 1.2 million tons of cargo a ... Read more »

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Reports Highest Quarterly and Annual Revenue and Bookings in Zynga History

Generates Record Quarterly and Annual Operating Cash Flow

Uniquely Positioned as one of the Leading Mobile Game Publishers in the World

Executing on Growth Initiatives in 2021 and Beyond

SAN FRANCISCO-Thursday 11 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

 

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA) today released financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31 ... Read more »

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LONDON-Thursday 11 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Key findings include:

• Overall demand for vehicles has fallen, with environmental considerations a key factor

• Drivers are increasingly considering the move to electric, but choice and infrastructure remain issues

• Enthusiasm for autonomous vehicles has dimmed, though China remains positive

• Chinese consumers are markedly more positive about new mobility services and EVs compared to the rest of the world

• Manufacturers need to better anticipate changes in vehicle demand and ownership profile

Arthur D. Little (ADL) today released the third edition of its Global Automotive Mobility Study. Entitled ‘The Future Of Automotive Mobility’ and based on a global survey of over 8,500 end customers in 13 countries, it shows that global automotive markets are currently at a crossroads. While the study identifies that the internal comb ... Read more »

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Releases 2030 Operational Goals

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Friday 12 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Building on Bank of America’s longstanding support for the Paris Climate Agreement, the company today outlined initial steps to achieve its goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its financing activities, operations and supply chain before 2050. Bank of America continues to actively engage with its clients to help accelerate their own transitions to net zero, and it plans to establish interim science based emissions targets for high-emitting portfolios, including energy and power. In addition, Bank of America released its broader 2030 operational and supply chain goals as part of a holistic commitment to environmental sustainability.

“It is critical that we leverage all parts of our business – beyond our direct operations – in order to accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy,” said Bank of America Vi ... Read more »

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PTW will now offer high-end games art with their business acquisition of 5518 Studios.

SAN FRANCISCO-Friday 12 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PTW continues on their mission to be the go-to partner for innovation in the games industry with the business acquisition of premier art studio 5518 Studios. The industry-leading video games and tech services outsourcer announced their business acquisition of Los Angeles-based 5518 Studios; PTW is a long-time industry leader with an established and diverse dossier of top-tier clients and nearly 3 decades of experience in the games industry. PTW’s work spans across all platforms and all genres.

5518’s expertise ranges from high-quality concept & illustration art to character modeling & animation, along with everything in-between; PTW’s expansion ensures a greater range of skills, depth of talent, and overall expertise for their partners across the globe. Today’s announcemen ... Read more »

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SYDNEY-Thursday 11 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has signed a corporate partnership with Fintech Australia, a trade association that seeks to boost growth of the country’s Fintech ecosystem.

As a global leader in payment card issuance, payment solutions, security and identity management technologies, IDEMIA will draw on its best-in-class R&D and experience to provide key support for Fintech Australia’s events, awards and community activities.

Rebecca Schot-Guppy, General Manager of Fintech Australia said: “We welcome IDEMIA to our partnership programme and look forward to further integrating the company with the Australian Fintech community. Fintech Australia has signed up a myriad of major corporate partners in the past year, and hence our cooperation with IDEMIA is essential to growing our ecosystem and forming collaborations that will help Fintech firms step up growth. ... Read more »

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• More Than Twice As Many Transplant Recipients With Refractory, With or Without Resistance (R/R), Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection/Disease Treated With Maribavir, an Oral Antiviral Compound, Achieved CMV Viremia Clearance As Compared to Patients Treated With Conventional Antiviral Therapies1

• Phase 3 Clinical Trial Also Demonstrated Fewer Treatment-limiting Adverse Events Leading to Treatment Discontinuation in Patients Treated With Maribavir Compared to Conventional Antiviral Therapies1

• Maribavir Is Also Under Investigation for the First-line Treatment of CMV in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients in an Ongoing Phase 3 Clinical Trial

• Takeda is Committed to Advancing the Care of These Vulnerable Transplant Recipients, and if Approved, Maribavir Will Be the First and Only Treatment Indicated for Post-transplant R/R CMV Infection/Disease

OSAKA, Japan-Friday 12 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

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BEIJING-Thursday 11 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, wrote a letter on Tuesday to students and teachers at Burggymnasium, a public secondary school in Essen, Germany, encouraging them to make a new contribution to strengthening the friendship between peoples of China and Germany.

In the letter, Peng wrote that she carefully watched the recorded video of four students from the school's Chinese choir singing the Chinese song titled "After the Pandemic," and she felt the students expressed the good wishes of supporting people of all countries to win the victory against the COVID-19 pandemic early.

She recalled that one year ago, the students from the school recorded the Chinese song "Let the World Be Filled with Love" to support China to combat the pandemic, conveying their friendship to Chinese people. The pandemic is still raging currently, and she said she worried about ... Read more »

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