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SAN FRANCISCO - Thursday, 08. February 2024

LambdaTest and QualityKiosk Technologies have forged a strategic partnership to provide tailored solutions, empowering enterprises to develop high-quality, scalable software with enhanced testing efficiency and innovation.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--LambdaTest, a renowned cloud-based unified testing platform, and QualityKiosk Technologies, a globally recognized quality engineering services provider, proudly announce a strategic partnership.

The partnership is designed to deliver tailored solutions, enabling businesses to create and implement high-quality, error-free software at scale. This collaboration harnesses QualityKiosk's expertise in performance engineering and quality assurance services, complemented by LambdaTest's AI-powered cloud-based testing platform.

Amalesh Mishra, Chief Growth Officer at QualityKiosk Technologies, emphasized the significance of the partnership, stating, "Our end-to-end QE ... Read more »

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MEUDON, France 
2024 Thales Digital Trust Index reveals that banking, healthcare and government services are the most trusted sectors when it comes to sharing personal data
Media & entertainment, social media and logistics companies are languishing at the bottom of the industry rankings
Over a quarter (26%) of consumers have abandoned a brand in the past 12 months due to privacy concerns

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thales, a leading global technology and security provider, today announced the findings of its 2024 Thales Digital Trust Index which reveals that the banking sector is most trusted when it comes to protecting personal data and delivering trusted digital experiences. Thales surveyed 12,426 consumers globally about their relationship with online brands and services, what privacy expectations they demand, and how brands can earn their trust.

Commenting on the findings, Danny de Vreeze, Vice President, Identity and Access Managemen ... Read more »

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates 
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICT spending in the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa (META) will top $238 billion this year, up 4.5% over 2023. And with the region's digital economy increasingly taking shape, digital transformation spending will reach $59 billion in 2024 and accelerate at a five-year CAGR of 15% to $88 billion in 2027.

That's according to the predictions presented by International Data Corporation (IDC) last week as more than 400 senior executives from the region's leading technology vendors, telcos, and IT service providers gathered in Dubai for the 2024 edition of IDC Directions Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa, which addressed the theme "Preparing Your Customers for an AI Everywhere Future."

IDC expects AI spending in the region to top $3.0 billion in 2024, up 32% over 2023, with Group Vice President and Regional Managing Director Jyoti Lalchandani explaining that the AI i ... Read more »

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 (BUSINESS WIRE)--Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) has been recognized for its leadership in corporate sustainability by the global environmental non-profit organization CDP1, for a fifth year in a row. The JT Group is one of 61 companies worldwide and 22 in Japan to be included on the Climate Change A List and Water Security A List, out of more than 23,000 companies participating in the 2023 CDP environmental disclosure program. Overall, this inclusion marks the Group's sixth recognition for climate change, and fourth recognition for water security.

As nature, society, and people’s lives are intertwined, sustaining our ways of living, and the activities of corporate entities, will depend on the sustainability of the environment and societies in which we live in. The JT Group’s management principle is the 4S model2. In pursuing this principle and by realizing the JT Group Purpose3, the Company ensures to ... Read more »

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CHICAGO - Wednesday, 07. February 2024
(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIQ, a leading authority in consumer intelligence, proudly announces the release of its highly anticipated 2024 Global Consumer Outlook Report. This comprehensive document explores critical trends and insights that shape the consumer landscape, delivering invaluable data and analysis for businesses and stakeholders worldwide.

Navigating the intricate global economic terrain, the report delves into the repercussions of significant economic events and trends, shedding light on their impact on consumer confidence and spending behavior. Moving beyond a broad overview, the analysis explores regional variances, providing in-depth insights into the unique dynamics of Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. This bi-annual thought leadership study uncovers nuances in consumer preferences and changes in consumer attitudes and purchasing patterns, empowering retailers and manufacturer ... Read more »

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Organised by the World Professional Wrestling Hub (WPWH), the free-to-attend championship will be staged at Shabab Al-Ahili Club marking the return of Sangram Singh to the ring following a six-year hiatus.  
The championship will host five high-stakes wrestling match-ups featuring formidable opponents with international and Olympic medals from around the world.

The 2024 edition of the International Pro Wrestling Championship is set to witness the most electrifying encounter in the wrestling arena between India's Sangram Singh, a two-time Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion and Pakistan's top wrestling titlist, Muhammad Saeed. The wrestling extravaganza of the year, taking place on February 24, 2024, at Shabab Al-Ahili Club in Dubai, promises a display of power, athleticism, and tactical prowess with a line-up of five high-stakes matches featuring formidable opponents from around the world.

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Humaid Bin Khal ... Read more »

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 Announcement comes on the heels of PMI becoming Early Adopter of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- For the fourth consecutive year, Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) has received a “triple-A” rating from CDP for its disclosures on climate change, forests, and water security—placing PMI among the world’s leading companies in environmental transparency and action.

PMI has maintained a position on CDP’s Climate A List for the past 10 years, reflecting its commitment to transparency and performance as the company progresses toward achieving its science-based targets, as well as carbon neutrality for scope 1+2 by 2025, and net zero by 2040 for scope 1+2+3. PMI’s efforts to halt deforestation, moving to zero net deforesta ... Read more »

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ZUG, Switzerland - Wednesday, 07. February 2024 AETOSWire

“NEXT by Galderma” is a ground-breaking trend report based on a year of comprehensive research and collaboration with leading minds from the aesthetics community.
The report, commissioned by Galderma, utilizes input from prominent healthcare professionals and expert influencers in the aesthetics space and is supported by extensive data and analysis.
This forward-looking research identifies six key trends that are anticipated to drive demand and shape the future of aesthetics in the coming years.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galderma, the emerging pure-play dermatology category leader, is proud to present “NEXT by Galderma.” A ground-breaking report, NEXT takes a deep-dive into the global aesthetics trends set to shape 2024 and beyond. This project is the culmination of a year of comprehensive trend-forecasting research, conducted in collaboration with a network of re ... Read more »

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LONDON - Wednesday, 07. February 2024

Commits 3,950 Tenancies Over The Next 5 Years

With The Majority Over 2024/2025 

Renews Approximately 6,000 Existing Tenancies Through 2031


(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Nigeria and related entities, which are subsidiaries of IHS Holding Limited (NYSE: IHS) (“IHS Towers”), one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world by tower count, and Airtel Nigeria, a subsidiary of Airtel Africa Plc (LSE:AAF), one of the largest MNO’s on the African continent, have today announced a commitment for Airtel Nigeria to take 3,950 tenancies over the next five years (with the majority expected over 2024/2025) and extended the term of its existing tenancies covering approximately 6,000 tenancies until December 2031.

The agreement includes 2,500 colocations in addition to 5G amendments and build to suit sites to be owned and ope ... Read more »

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  LOS ANGELES - Wednesday, 07. February 2024

Company Deepens Leadership Team with Addition of Industry Top Talent to Further Drive Revenue Growth

 (BUSINESS WIRE)--InvestCloud, a global provider of wealth and asset management solutions, today announced the appointment of Shawn Donovan as Chief Revenue Officer (“CRO”), responsible for the company’s sales and account management strategy globally with a key focus on enhancing value creation and delivery for clients. This announcement further underscores InvestCloud’s commitment to leading the digital transformation of wealth, strengthening the client experience and accelerating growth, as the company supports more than $6 trillion in assets under management across its platforms.

Mr. Donovan brings extensive experience in the financial services and technolo ... Read more »

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NEW YORK - Wednesday, 07. February 2024 AETOSWire 

(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of mission-critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today announced it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Foxberry, a London-based provider of front-office index technology for investors.

Foxberry was founded in 2014 with the mission of building and delivering investment solutions that are driven by technology, account for a specific set of criteria, and increase the value-add for end-users. These solutions are enabled by Foxberry’s foxf9® platform, a comprehensive index and analytics platform designed to tackle the most complex index construction and risk-modelling applications. The platform focuses on index and strategy creation through hyper customization, extensive back-testing and simulation capabilities, sustainability criteria, and reporting.

The strategic integration of Foxberry ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ahead of The Big Game kick-off on Sunday, February 11, Discover will unveil a new commercial from the “Especially for Everyone” brand campaign starring award-winning actress Jennifer Coolidge. In the ad, titled “Robots,” Coolidge finds herself in a relatable situation, calling customer service and expecting to only interact with a robot.

“Robots” uses Coolidge’s comedic performance to highlight what can be an irritating expectation consumers have when calling customer service. According to a recent Discover and Dynata survey, 95% of Americans prefer engaging with a live customer service agent instead of a customer service bot.

See the full 30 second “Robots” ad here.

“It might have been a lucky coincidence that this commercial subject happens to be the bane of my existence,” said Jennifer Coolidge. “I don't remember telling anyone at Discover about my daily battles wi ... Read more »

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NEW YORK - Wednesday, 07. February 2024 AETOSWire 

Lab’s largest cohort, with 23 disruptive technology-enabled startups from North America and EMEA, including first companies from Eastern Europe and Africa
Lab companies pitching their innovations to over 300 investors, along with potential business partners and customers
Startups span a range of industries, with AI and sustainability as cross-cutting themes
Applications for next cohort open today, with emphasis on startups providing sustainability-focused products or services

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today is hosting its largest global Demo Day, with 23 participating companies from North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Cohort companies will pitch over 300 investors, as well as potential business partners and customers.

Over the past five months, the Morgan Stanley Inclusive Ventures Lab has supported its ninth cohort of technol ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sports company PUMA has been recognized for leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on the annual ‘A List’.

Based on data reported through CDP’s 2023 Climate Change questionnaire, PUMA is one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’ - out of 23,000 companies which responded. PUMA made the ‘A List’ for the second year in a row.

“Reducing our CO2 emissions is a priority for PUMA, both in the supply chain and in our own offices, stores and warehouses,” said Anne Laure Descours Chief Sourcing Officer at PUMA. “Being placed on the CDP ‘A List’ is a great recognition of our efforts, but we will not be complacent and continue to sharpen our decarbonization goals.”

PUMA aims to reduce CO2 emissions along its entire value chain. This includes the sourcing of raw materials, the ... Read more »

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