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License for ATSC 3.0 standard includes essential patents from 13 worldwide organizations
DENVER-Saturday 22 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MPEG LA, LLC today announced the availability of the ATSC 3.0 Patent Portfolio License (“ATSC 3.0 License” or “License”), providing one-stop access to patents that are essential to the next generation broadcast standard developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). ATSC 3.0, already available in South Korea and many U.S. television markets, improves the television viewing experience with higher audio and video quality, improved compression efficiency, robust transmission for reception on fixed digital televisions and converter boxes as well as mobile devices, and enhanced accessibility, personalization, interactivity, and advanced emergency alert service capability.

“MPEG LA is proud to continue its role in support of the broadcast industry’s next generation ... Read more »

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Standard Fruit Company de Costa Rica S.A. recognized by AmCham for work positively impacting employees and their families

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Friday 21 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) recognized Dole through its daughter company, Standard Fruit Company de Costa Rica S.A., with the Social Responsibility in Action Award in the Employees Category for their project "De la Mano con Dole" — which loosely translates to "Hand-in-Hand with Dole". This year marks the 25th anniversary of the award which was given December 8, 2021.

The Hand-in-Hand with Dole project is an initiative that works towards positively impacting the social development of Standard Fruit Company of Costa Rica (aka Dole Costa Rica) employees and their families, using the Business Multidimensional Poverty Index (bMPI) methodology developed by the University of Oxford.

The bMPI methodology seeks to meas ... Read more »

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Organizations can now leverage Diligent’s leading governance software to drive secure collaboration, strategic insights and better decision-making in Teams

NEW YORK-Friday 21 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Diligent, a global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, today announces the integration of Diligent Boards with Microsoft Teams. Customers can now use Diligent’s board governance software while using Teams, driving better decision-making by providing organizations with a secure way to access critical governance intelligence and meeting resources.

“The pandemic has triggered a global shift in the way we work, and many organizations have permanently transitioned to virtual or hybrid working models,” said Ricardo Moreno, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partnerships at Diligent. “Boards and executives need secure solutions to improve collaboration, workfl ... Read more »

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TOKYO-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) reveals today the results of its latest survey* to gain further insights into the current and future state of industrial autonomy in process manufacturing. The survey highlights that the number of manufacturers moving forward with industrial autonomy is clearly increasing, and that there is a high awareness of the expected benefits on environmental sustainability.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220127005054/en/

The global survey was conducted in seven markets (China, Germany, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, SE Asia and the US) amongst 534 respondents from 390 companies in the chemical & petrochemical, life sciences, oil & gas, power generation, and renewable energy industry sectors.

Key insights
Regarding environmental sustainability, 45% of the respondents an ... Read more »

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Findings are expected to inform portfolio company’s innovative approach to Regenerative Medicine


DOUGLAS, Isle of Man-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Morphoceuticals Inc., a portfolio company of Juvenescence Ltd., hailed the results of a long-term study published by its founders in Science Advances showing the successful regeneration of limbs in Xenopus laevis (African clawed frog). This is the first demonstration of functional limb regeneration in a species that does not show spontaneous regeneration of complex limbs in adulthood. Approximately 185,000 amputations, the surgical removal of a limb, are performed in the United States each year and it is expected that nearly 3.6 million people will be living with the loss of an arm or a leg by 2050. (Amputee Coalition)

Work conducted at the academic labs of Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology at Tufts University and David Kaplan, Stern Family Professor of Engin ... Read more »

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

With hybrid working environments now more prevalent than ever and demand for effective collaboration solutions on the rise, LG Electronics (LG) has introduced its smart collaboration display, the LG One:Quick Flex (model 43HT3WJ) in the Middle East and Africa.

Designed to meet varying business needs, the LG One:Quick Flex elevates workplace scenarios ranging from group meetings, to one-on-one discussions and group presentations. As well as conventional office spaces, it is also ideal for hospitals, schools and homes, where parties may be working, learning or communicating remotely.

LG’s One:Quick Flex features a bright and crisp 43-inch all-in-one display, complete with built-in camera, microphones and speakers – making online meetings, calls and videoconferencing a more convenient and intuitive experience.

For more effective collaboration, LG has also equipped its latest in ... Read more »

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FLORENCE, Italy-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- It has been another successful year for PQE Group, a consulting firm in the LifeScience industry based in Florence (Italy) with 27 offices worldwide. Recently named "Best Managed Company" by Deloitte, the Group closed in 2021 with a turnover of +18% compared to the previous year.

PQE Group, founded and administered by Gilda D'Incerti, reached 1100 employees worldwide in 2021 as a result of the recruitment of more than 600 people, split between recent graduates (mainly in Italy) and senior experts. This trend is expected to continue in 2022, with a further increase reaching 1900 employees by December. 2022 will be the year of focusing on the global locations, especially in the United States and Mexico, where a 250% personnel increase is expected. The development plan also includes the opening of new offices in the United States and Southeast Asia.

In the organizational frame ... Read more »

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Singapore city, Singapore - Cairo, Egypt-Tuesday 1 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

Affirma Capital and StonePine ACE Partners Limited (“StonePine”) have jointly agreed to invest USD 20 million for a significant minority stake in Nerhadou International for Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals (“Nerhadou” or the “Company”), one of the largest and fastest growing nutraceutical and pharmaceutical players and a pioneer oral dispersible film (“ODF”) manufacturer in Egypt.

Affirma Capital and StonePine identified Nerhadou as a unique player due to its sizeable presence and dominant market share across key nutraceutical product subsegments and its significant technological capabilities in terms of being the first to introduce ODF technology in Egypt. Nerhadou also has an attractive product pipeline consisting of several innovative nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products, both in ODF and conventional dosage forms. With the investme ... Read more »

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EXTON, Pa.-Tuesday 1 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Power Line Systems—a leader in software for the design of overhead electric power transmission lines and their structures—from private equity firm TA Associates for approximately $700 million in cash (for a debt free business and subject to final working capital adjustments).

When announcing its full year 2021 operating results (scheduled for March 1, 2022), Bentley Systems will provide its full‑year 2022 financial outlook, reflecting the inclusion of Power Line Systems.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading s ... Read more »

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In conjunction with the acquisition, Block has appointed former Afterpay Director Sharon Rothstein to serve as a member of its Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO-Tuesday 1 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) and Afterpay Limited today announced the successful completion of the Scheme of Arrangement under which Block has acquired all of the issued shares in Afterpay. This transaction aims to enable Block to better deliver compelling financial products and services that expand access to more consumers and help drive incremental revenue for sellers of all sizes.

“We’re excited to welcome the Afterpay team to Block and are eager to get to work,” said Jack Dorsey, Block co-founder and CEO. “Together, we’ll deliver even better products and services for sellers and consumers while staying true to our shared purpose of making the financial system more fair and accessible to everyone.”

The ac ... Read more »

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ZURICH -Thursday 27 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

As a leading provider of EV charging infrastructure, service and software solutions to commercial fleets, InCharge Energy will expand ABB’s smart and connected EV charging offering
Transaction expected to position ABB more strongly to benefit from significant investments in U.S. EV market with focus on sustainable fleet electrification
Transaction builds on ABB’s initial investment as part of series A venture capital funding and increases stake to approx. 60%
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ABB today announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in electric vehicle (EV) commercial charging infrastructure solutions company InCharge Energy. The addition of InCharge Energy will strengthen ABB’s E-mobility Division in the North American market by broadening its customer base and expanding its fleet electrification software and digital services offering.

The transaction is part of ABB E-mobility&rsqu ... Read more »

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HOUSTON-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

 

  • Fourth-quarter revenue of $6.22 billion increased 6% sequentially and 13% year-on-year

  • Fourth-quarter GAAP EPS of $0.42 increased 8% sequentially and 56% year-on-year

  • Fourth-quarter EPS, excluding charges and credits, of $0.41 increased 14% sequentially and 86% year-on-year

  • Fourth-quarter cash flow from operations was $1.93 billion and free cash flow was $1.30 billion

  • Board approved quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share

  • Full-year revenue was $22.9 billion

  • Full-year GAAP EPS was $1.32

  • Full-year EPS, excluding charges and credits, was $1.28

  • Full-year cash flow from operations was $4.65 billion and free cash flow was $3.00 billion

( ... Read more »

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Enhanced network enables organizations to pinpoint lightning activity with location accuracy under 100 meters

LONGMONT, Colo-Wednesday 26 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AEM today announced the highly anticipated update of the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network® (ENTLN). With significant enhancements to both location accuracy and lightning detection efficiency, the ENTLN now improves the ability for AEM customers to track real-time lightning and provide early warning for severe weather events that could threaten public safety and operational effectiveness.

The enhancements are driven through redesigns of the proprietary ENTLN algorithms and include:

Exceptional lightning location accuracy now under 100 meters. With enhanced accuracy, those in charge of keeping people and assets safe from severe weather have further precision to make confident decisions in moments that matter.

Detection efficiency over 95% regionally, with ... Read more »

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TOKYO-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) reveals today the results of its latest survey* to gain further insights into the current and future state of industrial autonomy in process manufacturing. The survey highlights that the number of manufacturers moving forward with industrial autonomy is clearly increasing, and that there is a high awareness of the expected benefits on environmental sustainability.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220127005054/en/

The global survey was conducted in seven markets (China, Germany, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, SE Asia and the US) amongst 534 respondents from 390 companies in the chemical & petrochemical, life sciences, oil & gas, power generation, and renewable energy industry sectors.

Key insights
Regarding environmental sustainability, 45% of the respondents an ... Read more »

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New DXC ServiceNow Strategic Business Group and expanded partnership agreement will position DXC as a leading enterprise service management provider, with one of the largest ServiceNow instances globally

 

ASHBURN, Va.-Friday 21 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, announced the formation of a new global DXC ServiceNow Strategic Business Group to deliver market-leading, cost-efficient, resilient technology services that transform enterprise service operations, built on DXC Platform XTM.

DXC has named ServiceNow the preferred workflow partner for DXC Platform X, a data-driven, intelligent automation platform that helps detect, prevent and address issues before they happen with resilient, self-healing IT estates. NelsonHall has named DXC Platform X as a “Leader in Cognitive & Self-Healing IT Infrastructure Management,” reflecting DXC&rsqu ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

Expo 2020 Dubai returns to the world stage more relevant than ever with its theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The emirate in Dubai is providing a platform that encourages creativity and innovation in a sustainable environment where exhibitors, buyers, and visitors from 192 countries can collaborate under three main sub-themes – “Opportunity”, “Mobility” and “Sustainability”.

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI) leads Malaysia’s participation in Expo 2020 with the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) bringing together 24 ministries, five state governments and 47 agencies to promote over 10 industries with the participation of over 300 companies all housed inside the Malaysia Pavilion.

Designed by award-winning firm Hijjas Architect + Planners, the Malaysia Pavilion ... Read more »

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Findings are expected to inform portfolio company’s innovative approach to Regenerative Medicine

DOUGLAS, Isle of Man-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Morphoceuticals Inc., a portfolio company of Juvenescence Ltd., hailed the results of a long-term study published by its founders in Science Advances showing the successful regeneration of limbs in Xenopus laevis (African clawed frog). This is the first demonstration of functional limb regeneration in a species that does not show spontaneous regeneration of complex limbs in adulthood. Approximately 185,000 amputations, the surgical removal of a limb, are performed in the United States each year and it is expected that nearly 3.6 million people will be living with the loss of an arm or a leg by 2050. (Amputee Coalition)

Work conducted at the academic labs of Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology at Tufts University and David Kaplan, Stern Family Professor of Engineering ... Read more »

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TOKYO-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) reveals today the results of its latest survey* to gain further insights into the current and future state of industrial autonomy in process manufacturing. The survey highlights that the number of manufacturers moving forward with industrial autonomy is clearly increasing, and that there is a high awareness of the expected benefits on environmental sustainability.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220127005054/en/

The global survey was conducted in seven markets (China, Germany, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, SE Asia and the US) amongst 534 respondents from 390 companies in the chemical & petrochemical, life sciences, oil & gas, power generation, and renewable energy industry sectors.

Key insights
Regarding environmental sustainability, 45% of the respondents an ... Read more »

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Alvaria Real Time Optimizer integrates with all major contact center platforms to intelligently determine and manage agent efficiency and engagement to maximize productivity.


WESTFORD, Mass.-Thursday 27 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Alvaria, the world leader in enterprise-scale customer experience and workforce engagement management, announced the introduction of Alvaria Real Time Optimizer, a new cloud application of the Alvaria Workforce Engagement Management Suite that enhances the contact center agent experience.

By functioning as a real-time virtual agent assistant, Alvaria Real Time Optimizer call center application completes activities, which positively impact key performance metrics, such as:

    Automatically monitors agent idle time and delivers training, coaching and off-phone tasks when service levels can best accommodate. – Streamlines communications

    Boost agent moral ... Read more »

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FLORENCE, Italy-Monday 31 January 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- It has been another successful year for PQE Group, a consulting firm in the LifeScience industry based in Florence (Italy) with 27 offices worldwide. Recently named "Best Managed Company" by Deloitte, the Group closed in 2021 with a turnover of +18% compared to the previous year.

PQE Group, founded and administered by Gilda D'Incerti, reached 1100 employees worldwide in 2021 as a result of the recruitment of more than 600 people, split between recent graduates (mainly in Italy) and senior experts. This trend is expected to continue in 2022, with a further increase reaching 1900 employees by December. 2022 will be the year of focusing on the global locations, especially in the United States and Mexico, where a 250% personnel increase is expected. The development plan also includes the opening of new offices in the United States and Southeast Asia.

In the organizational frame ... Read more »

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