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New UtilityIQ™ Software Offering Broadens Choice For Customers Worldwide

RIO DE JANEIRO & REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Friday, October 26th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today at the SENDI Brazil 2012 Conference, Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, unveiled enhanced standards support for Latin America, Europe, Asia, and other international markets with the latest version of its UtilityIQ™ 4.7 AMM application. The new offering includes native support for the DLMS/COSEM protocol, the accepted IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) standard for utility meter data exchange, and expanded language support for Brazilian Portuguese. Silver Spring’s IPv6-based networking platform already connects more than 12 million homes and businesses worldwide. These additions extend Silver Spring’s leadership in offering the market’s broadest range of device choice, eliminating vendor lock-in and delivering the ... Read more »
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HANOI, Vietnam - Saturday, October 27th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

New Infrastructure, Jobs, Partnerships, Brand Building, Sustainability Programs Underline Vietnam Commitment

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Coca-Cola Company today announced a new system investment of US$300 million over the next three years in Vietnam to further capture growth opportunities in one of the world’s major emerging consumer markets. The stepped-up investment, commencing in 2013, will bring to US$500 million the total investment that The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners have committed to Vietnam from 2010 through 2015.

"Vietnam is an important growth market in Asia Pacific as we work to achieve our 2020 Vision goal of doubling system revenues this decade,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company, during a visit to Hanoi. "Vietnam’s economy has maintained healthy growth in recent years and this new financial commitment is more than an investment in Coca-Cola’s expansion in Vie ... Read more »
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BOUDRY, Switzerland - Saturday, October 27th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

Society for Melanoma Research Abstracts Published Online in Organization’s Journal

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Celgene International Sàrl, a subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced that abstracts for the upcoming Society for Melanoma Research meeting have been published online in the organization’s official journal at The publication includes an abstract reviewing results from a phase III metastatic melanoma study with ABRAXANE® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound).

In the randomized, open-label, international study (CA033), ABRAXANE showed a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) in chemotherapy-naïve patients with metastatic melanoma compared to patients receiving dacarbazine chemotherapy (4.8 vs. 2.5 months, respectively (HR:0.792; ... Read more »
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BUSINESS WIRE / ME NewsWire BITTERFELD-WOLFEN, Germany - Thursday, October 25th 2012
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ME Newswire  /  Business Wire

HOUSTON & ALBERTA, Canada - Thursday, October 25th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kelman Data Management, the global geophysical data management firm, has officially changed its name to Katalyst Data Management, the company announced Wednesday.

Re-branding initiatives accompanying the Katalyst name feature a new positioning line ("Unleash Your Data’s Potential”), a new corporate website (, and a marketing campaign launch in Las Vegas during the annual meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) on Nov. 4-9.

Founded in Canada as a geophysical seismic data processing firm based in Calgary in 1982, Kelman began offering data management services in 1996. The service was expanded to the United States in 2001 and currently has offices in Houston, Oklahoma City, and Denver.

In 2010, the company merged with the respected Houston-based Oil Data Transcription Service unit of Iron ... Read more »
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Thursday, October 25th 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Umbro affiliate brand to Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) for $225 million. The transaction is expected to be complete by the end of 2012.

NIKE, Inc. had announced its intention to divest of Umbro and Cole Haan to sharpen its focus on driving growth in the NIKE, Jordan, Converse and Hurley brands on May 31, 2012.

“It is a difficult decision to divest any business but this action will enable us to focus on our highest-potential growth opportunities,” said NIKE, Inc. President and CEO Mark Parker. “Umbro has a great heritage, but ultimately, as our category strategy has evolved, we believe Nike Football can serve the needs of footballers both on and off the pitch.”

“Umbro is a true, authentic football brand with a global loyal consumer fan base and we are thrilled ... Read more »
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BUSINESS WIRE ME NewsWire - AMSTERDAM - Thursday, October 25th 2012

Revenue up +11% at constant exchange rates, and +18% at historical rates, to €575 million
Record revenue in Security and in Mobile Communication
Stand-out performances from Platforms & Services and the Asia region
2013 target of €300 million in profit from operations now expected to be reached one year in advance

Revenue figures in this document are for ongoing operations1 and variations are at constant exchange rates except where otherwise noted. Revenue figures including contribution of assets held for sale and variations at historical rates are provided in the appendix of this document. All figures presented in this press release are unaudited.

Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), the world leader in digital security today announces its revenue for the third quarter of 2012.

Ongoing operations (€ in millions)
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Sibos 2012

MINNEAPOLIS - Thursday, October 25th 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire)-- On October 29, 2012, Kurt Schneiber, Chief Executive Officer at Syncada from Visa, will speak at Sibos 2012 about how banks and corporations can partner to provide supply chain financing on a global scale via a multi-bank network. According to research by the Aberdeen Group, 61% of corporations surveyed prefer a supply chain finance platform connected to multiple financial institutions.

To stay competitive in the face of increased regulation and strained resources, banks are seeking new ways to meet their corporate customers’ needs. Corporations seek modern solutions such as technology that connects buyers and suppliers, provides global visibility to spend, and tools that turn suppliers into collaborative partners, such as supply chain finance. A multi-bank network links banks around the world—minimizing the costs and risks while opening up new opportunities for gl ... Read more »
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The European Commission has approved expanded indication for linagliptin in a wider range of adult Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) patients

INGELHEIM, Germany - Friday, October 26th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For Non-U.S. and Non-U.K. Media

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Companytoday announced that the European Commission has approved an expanded therapeutic indication for the DPP-4 inhibitor Trajenta® (linagliptin) to include use in combination with insulin in adults with Type 2 Diabetes.

"We are delighted that approval has been granted for the use of linagliptin as an add-on to insulin in adults with Type 2 Diabetes,” said Prof. Klaus Dugi, Corporate Senior Vice President Medicine, Boehringer Ingelheim, "This expanded indication shows that linagliptin is an effective treatment for patients at various stages of Type 2 Diabetes.”

The approval means linagliptin is now indicated for use in combination with insulin with or without metformin, ... Read more »
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Cost control drives gains in operating cash flow

BUSINESS WIRE / ME NewsWire - SHENZHEN, China - Friday, October 26th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

ZTE Corporation ("ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced its financial results for the first three quarters ended September 30, 2012.

Based on PRC ASBEs, the company’s operating revenue amounted to RMB 60.7 billion, an increase by approximately 5% compared to same period a year earlier. Net loss attributable to share holders of the parent company amounted to RMB 1.7 billion, representing a year-on-year reverse of 259.1%. According to the company, during the reporting period, ZTE’s operating cash flow increased by over RMB 6 billion compared to the same period of last year. During the period, selling and administrative expenses decreased without impacting the company’s commitment to research and de ... Read more »
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