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SAN FRANCISCO - Wednesday, October 24th 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire)-- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Park Road Post Production today announced that director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), will be mixed in Dolby® Atmos™to deliver a more natural, realistic soundtrack that moves sound around and above audiences, helping to transport them into the world of Middle-earth.

“I strive to make movies that allow the audience to participate in the events onscreen, rather than just watch them unfold. Wonderful technology is now available to support this goal: high frame rates, 3D, and now the stunning Dolby Atmos system,” said Peter Jackson, co-writer, director, and producer of The Hobbit trilogy. “Dolby has always been at the cutting edge of providing cinema audiences with the ultimate sound experience, and they have now surpassed themselves. Dolby Atmos provides th ... Read more »
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Urgent Need to Reduce the Devastating Personal and Economic Impact of these Severe Strokes

BRUSSELS - Wednesday, October 24th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ahead of World Stroke Day 2012 (October 29), European Policy Makers have joined over 90 Medical and Patient Organisations, and more than 100,000 people, in supporting the Global Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Patient Charter and calling for National Governments and the World Health Organisation to act to make the prevention of AF-related strokes a priority. The Charter outlines ways to improve the diagnosis and management of AF which, if implemented, could stop thousands of preventable strokes from occurring each and every year.

Why Action is Needed Now?

This is an epidemic already in progress, in Europe alone ten million people are affected by AF – the most common sustained abnormal heart rhythm. However, an increasingly ageing population means that the number of Europeans affected is expected to rise t ... Read more »
Views: 344 | Added by: africanewsline | Date: 10.24.2012

LOUGHBOROUGH, England & NEW DELHI - Wednesday, October 24th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

India’s largest oil & gas company to explore use of hydrogen for various fuel cell power systems in the Indian market

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intelligent Energy, the global power technology company and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil), India’s largest oil & gas company have signed a Statement of Intent to initiate demonstration projects and work collaboratively to develop the use of hydrogen in a range of fuel cell power systems in the Indian market. The Statement of Intent was signed by Dr. S.K. Sarangi, Executive Director, Alternate Energy, IndianOil and Dr. Henri Winand, CEO, Intelligent Energy in the presence of Mr. R.S. Butola, Chairman, IndianOil, at the PETROTECH-2012 event held in New Delhi, India.

Under the agreement, IndianOil and Intelligent Energy will prepare a multi-phased programme to demonstrate and eventually deploy hydrogen-based power systems applicatio ... Read more »
Views: 361 | Added by: africanewsline | Date: 10.24.2012

Alliance with CAP-Accredited Prodia Clinical Labs Enables Global Trials in World’s Fourth Most Populous Country

SINGAPORE & JAKARTA, Indonesia - Wednesday, October 24th 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Quintiles today announced the start of its first global study involving Indonesia, made possible by an exclusive alliance with Prodia Clinical Laboratoryto provide high quality in-country testing of samplesfrom Indonesian patients in clinical trials.

With a population of more than 240 million, Indonesia has been difficult to include in global trials because of requirements that all local samples be tested in-country before samples or data can be exported. Two things changed that: Prodia’s exclusive alliance with Quintiles to test trial samples; and its recent accreditation by the College of American Pathologists, the world’s foremost organization dedicated to laboratory quality improvement.

“We have embarked on a new chapter for clini ... Read more »
Views: 359 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.24.2012 | Comments (0)

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Tuesday, October 23rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AquaFold, Inc. has released Aqua Data Studio 12.0, a major upgrade to its universal database query and administration software, allowing users to design and administer the latest class of relational databases effortlessly. With this release, Aqua Data Studio once again leaps ahead with remarkable speed improvements of 100% to 800% when working with big datasets. It also includes FluidShell, a fully integrated command line shell to automate database ETL (extract, transform and load) tasks, as well as a streamlined user interface, Subversion 1.7 support, and numerous enhancements to support larger databases and the latest database versions.

"This release is about lightning fast performance, particularly for Big Data,” says AquaFold’s CEO, Niels Gron. "Enterprises are growing their data warehouses exponentially and they are demanding tools that offer speed and cost-cutting automation to stay compe ... Read more »
Views: 361 | Added by: africanewsline | Date: 10.23.2012

DALLAS - Monday, October 22nd 2012

117 million active PayPal account holders will be able to load, send, withdraw funds from their accounts at MoneyGram locations around the world

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- MoneyGram(NYSE: MGI), a leading global money transfer company, today announced a new global agreement with PayPal that will enable consumers to easily access money in their digital wallets in the physical world. PayPal’s 117 million active account holders will now have the option to put cash in and take funds out of their PayPal accounts at MoneyGram locations.

This agreement brings together the world’s leading e-commerce payment company with the world’s second-largest global money transfer company to give consumers a fast, convenient and secure way to easily get funds out of their PayPal account and put cash in via MoneyGram locations. MoneyGram’s network currently includes more than 284,000 locations in 196 countries.

The new ... Read more »
Views: 367 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.23.2012 | Comments (0)

ME Newswire / Business Wire

HOUSTON - Monday, October 22nd 2012

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported third-quarter 2012 revenue of $10.61 billion versus $10.45 billion in the second quarter of 2012, and $9.55 billion in the third quarter of 2011.

Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, excluding charges and credits, was $1.44 billion—an increase of 3% sequentially and 10% year-on-year. Diluted earnings-per-share from continuing operations, excluding charges and credits, was $1.08 versus $1.05 in the previous quarter, and $0.96 in the third quarter of 2011.

Schlumberger recorded charges of $0.02 per share in each of the third and second quarters of 2012 and the third quarter of 2011.

Oilfield Services revenue of $10.61 billion increased 2% sequentially and 11% year-on-year. Oilfield Services pretax operating income of $2.14 billion increased 2% sequentially and 11% year-on-year.

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard c ... Read more »
Views: 326 | Added by: africanewsline | Date: 10.22.2012

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

JOHANNESBURG - Monday, October 22nd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dimension Data, the global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders1 quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service2. Compiled by Gartner analysts, the Magic Quadrant examined 15 providers of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), employing two main evaluation criteria which include ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision’.

Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO said, “We are extremely honoured to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. The leading trend shaping the global IT services landscape is the emergence of cloud computing. We believe our investments in our cloud capabilities are testament to Dimension Data’s commitment to the cloud market, and we remain on track t ... Read more »
Views: 348 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.22.2012 | Comments (0)

Members can earn 1,000 Bonus Points per night Thursday through Monday

MCLEAN, Va. - Sunday, October 21st 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Whether it is extending a business trip, planning a last-minute escape or enjoying extra days on a family vacation, this November and December, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, is providing travelers with an extra incentive to plan weekend travel through its latest global promotion, 1,000 Reasons.

From November 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, members will earn 1,000 Bonus Points per night for hotel stays completed Thursday through Monday at participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

"Weekend travel is always rewarding for HHonors members, but n ... Read more »
Views: 357 | Added by: africanewsline | Date: 10.21.2012

LEVALLOIS, France & BOSTON - Friday, October 19th 2012

Joint venture between Vodafone, Telefónica, T-Mobile and four major banks in Czech Republic, trusts Oberthur Technologies and MoreMagic Solutions to deliver MOBITO “pay by mobile service”

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, in collaboration with its newly acquired mobile payments subsidiary MoreMagic Solutions in Waltham, MA, today announced its selection as the exclusive technology partner of MOBITO, a ground-breaking mobile payment service in the Czech Republic that represents the first of its kind globally. Launched in September by MOPET CZ, a consortium of three of the largest brands in the mobile space – T-Mobile, Telefónica and Vodafone – and four major banks – Česká spořitelna, GE Money Bank, Raiffeisenbank and UniCredit Bank, MOBITO is now available to all mo ... Read more »
Views: 351 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.21.2012 | Comments (0)

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