AETOS Wire Latest Press Releases from AETOS Wire Sun, 05 Apr 2020 16:37:51 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 MBC Group – An Indispensable Companion during Hard Times In this third installment of our series on the unprecedented Covid-19 situation and its impact on TV Advertising, we take a closer look at data findings which illustrate how MBC Group has firmly established itself as a trusted companion to Saudi audiences seeking premium entertainment during these testing times. Arabian Media Services International (AMSI) is a part of Choueiri Group and operates as the Exclusive Media Representative for MBC Group. Sun, 05 Apr 2020 05:17:08 +0100 BitHull Overtakes ASIC Market with New FPGA Miners (BUSINESS WIRE)-- BitHull S.A. ( ) is pleased to announce the launch of its two new crypto miners BH Miner and BH Miners Box. These miners have been built around Field Programmable Gate Array or FPGA mining technology, the latest breakthrough in crypto mining. FPGA mining makes use of the new generation of FPGA chips capable of delivering high hash rate power at low power consumption. Owing to its outstanding features, FPGA mining is expected to overtake ASIC mining very soon. BH Miner and BH Miners Box are multi-algorithm miners capable of mining bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, and monero. BH Miners Box is a box combining 6 BH Miner units connected to each other. Mentioned below are the key features of the two miners. BH Miner Hash Rates: Bitcoin: 360 TH/s, Litecoin: 60 GH/s, Ethereum: 15 GH/s, and Monero: 3 MH/s BH Miners Box: Bitcoin: 2160 TH/s, Litecoin: 360 GH/s, Ethereum: 90 GH/s, and Monero: 18 MH/s Power consumption: 550W and 550W x6 for BH Miner and BH Miners Box respectively The outstanding design of BH miners is ideally suited for use at home or any other location with low humidity. ... Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:45:18 +0100 Launches Global Digital Video PSA Initiative to Inform the Public About COVID-19 (BUSINESS WIRE)--, a global advertising technology company transforming the way brands connect with relevant audiences, today launched a digital video Public Service Announcement (PSA) initiative to help drive awareness around COVID-19 and better help global communities cope with the spread of the virus. The campaign will enable corporations, brands, publishers, marketers, and celebrities to work together to help combat this spread. The initiative recognizes that this virus has and continues to impact communities globally.'s video ads will be translated into several languages to reach people across all regions. Additionally, will use its platform's full capabilities to customize messaging in each city and provide the most relevant information. “During this unprecedented situation, we're determined to act and help do what we do best: connect with audiences through compelling video messaging and formats,” said Dilip DaSilva, CEO, ... Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:33:07 +0100 Largest Statistically Significant Study by 6,200 Multi-Country Physicians on COVID-19 Uncovers ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Widespread confusion, conflicting reports, inconsistent testing, and off-indication use of existing and experimental drugs has resulted in no single source of information from the frontlines. To create a centralized and dynamic knowledge base, Sermo, the largest global healthcare polling company and social platform for physicians, leveraged its capabilities to publish results of a COVID-19 study with more than 6,200 physicians in 30 countries. The study was completed in three days. Data covers current treatment and prophylaxis options, timing to the outbreak peak, ethical choices, effectiveness of government responses, and much more. Multiple study waves including a deeper dive into treatments will be conducted over the next several weeks. To view results and countries visit Key findings; Sermo Real Time Barometer *: Treatments & Efficacy The three most commonly prescribed treatments amongst COVID-19 treaters are 56% analgesics, 41% Azithromycin, and 33% Hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine usage amongst COVID-19 treaters is 72% in Spain, 49% in Italy, 41% in Brazil, 39% in Mexico, 28% in France, 23% in the U.S. ... Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:24:54 +0100 EUSA Pharma and Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Italy, Provide Interim Analysis Data for ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- EUSA Pharma, a global biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology and rare disease, today announced initial preliminary findings from the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital sponsored SISCO (Siltuximab In Serious COVID-19) Study,1 based on a pre-planned data analysis on 24 March 2020. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Siltuximab is an interleukin (IL)-6 targeted monoclonal antibody approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as well as in a number of other jurisdictions worldwide for the treatment of patients with multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) negative and human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) negative (also known as idiopathic MCD; iMCD). Siltuximab is under investigation for COVID-19 patients who have developed serious respiratory complications, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. ... Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:26:09 +0100 Jason Kilar Named CEO of WarnerMedia (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Media, entertainment and technology executive Jason Kilar has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, effective May 1. He will report to John Stankey, AT&T's President and Chief Operating Officer. Kilar, 48, previously was the founding CEO of Hulu and SVP at Amazon. “Jason is a dynamic executive with the right skill set to lead WarnerMedia into the future. His experience in media and entertainment, direct-to-consumer video streaming and advertising is the perfect fit for WarnerMedia, and I am excited to have him lead the next chapter of WarnerMedia's storied success,” said Stankey. “Our team led by Bob Greenblatt, Ann Sarnoff, Gerhard Zeiler and Jeff Zucker has done an amazing job establishing our brands as leaders in the hearts and minds of consumers. Adding Jason to the talented WarnerMedia family as we launch HBO Max in May gives us the right management team to strategically position our leading portfolio of brands, world-class talent and rich library of intellectual property for future growth.” “In partnership with this world-class team, I'm so excited for the opportunity to lean into the future at WarnerMedia,” said Kilar. ... Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:35:05 +0100 CSC Acquires TCS-Groep in the Netherlands (BUSINESS WIRE)-- CSC, the world's leading provider of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services, is pleased to announce its completed acquisition of TCS-Groep (TCS), a Netherlands-based service provider for alternative investment funds (AIFs). The acquisition was first announced November 4, 2019, and was finalized with regulatory approval March 31, 2020. The acquisition of TCS extends CSC's capabilities for alternative investment managers and gives it a physical presence in another leading European financial center. CSC's other European offices serving fund managers are in London, Luxembourg, and Dublin. The acquisition follows several strategic hires and investments CSC recently made, including the organic recruitment and set-up of its Fund Administration business in the U.S. and APAC markets. “Beyond extending our capabilities in Europe, this acquisition reinforces our competitive advantage of being a privately held and independent service provider,” says CSC Senior Vice President John Hebert. “Our long-term stability and client-centric approach is highly valued by funds clients and makes for a strong cultural fit between our respective organizations. ... Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:56:22 +0100 Esri to Provide Mapping Resources to WHO Member States (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Esri, the global leader in mapping and location intelligence, today announced they will provide a COVID-19 Response Package for Ministries of Health and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) partners which will enable these organizations to have access to Esri's geospatial platform and tools that can be used for reporting and analysis of cases and deaths, public health and response activities at the national level, in addition to managing testing sites, community activities and impact, and much more at the local level. “The intent of our partnership with WHO is about providing technology and capacity building to all the national and local Ministries of Health. Having integrated geospatial data and analytics is important to a comprehensive and dynamic response to the rapidly changing situation related to COVID-19. This is particularly true in low resource countries,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. This contribution to the global COVID-19 response will support the digital transformation of global health information systems through mapping and analytics technology. ... Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:26:16 +0100 FLIR Launches Smart Thermal Sensor Solution for Industrial Monitoring and Elevated Skin ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the FLIR A400/A700 Thermal Smart Sensor and Thermal Image Streaming fixed camera solutions for monitoring equipment, production lines, critical infrastructure, and screening for elevated skin temperatures. These highly configurable smart camera systems provide accurate, non-contact temperature monitoring across a wide range of disciplines: manufacturing process control, product development, emissions monitoring, waste management, facilities maintenance, and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) improvements. The FLIR A400/A700 Thermal Smart Sensor solution initially will be prioritized for those responding to COVID-19. For all applications, the series offers multi-image streaming, edge computing, and Wi-Fi connectivity to help speed data flow and enable faster decisions, improving productivity and safety for professionals. FLIR designed the A400/A700 cameras with two configurations to better meet application-specific needs. ... Fri, 03 Apr 2020 07:17:01 +0100 Get Real Health® Launches International Turnkey Telehealth Solution to Help Providers Address ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Get Real Health®, a wholly owned subsidiary of healthcare solutions company CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), is launching a new solution called The language-agnostic solution enables providers of all sizes around the globe to continue offering revenue-generating healthcare services while serving patients’ needs during the international COVID-19 pandemic. supports multiple languages and right to left texts and allows patients to set preferred units and languages. Get Real Health brought the full breadth of its international experience to the development of this solution to make a truly global healthcare tool. Get Real Health is a global leader in developing patient engagement platforms that transform the healthcare experience for patients and clinicians alike. As an international healthcare company, Get Real Health has deployed other solutions in England, The Netherlands, and Australia. The company also has pilots running in the Middle East and has had demonstration projects in Vietnam and Sweden. TalkWithYourDoc. ... Fri, 03 Apr 2020 06:13:51 +0100 Takeda Adopts Executive Compensation Recoupment Policy (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that its Board of Directors approved an executive compensation recoupment policy (“clawback policy”). The adoption of the clawback policy is part of Takeda's ongoing efforts to further strengthen its commitment to best-in-class corporate governance and is consistent with Takeda's industry peers. The clawback policy provides that in the event of a significant restatement of financial results or significant misconduct, the independent external members of Takeda's Board of Directors may require Takeda to recoup incentive compensation. This would include all or a portion of the compensation received by any member of the Takeda Executive Team, any Internal Director on the Takeda's Board of Directors, and any other individual designated by the independent external members of Takeda's Board of Directors within the fiscal year, and the three (3) prior fiscal years, that the need for a significant restatement of financial results or significant misconduct was discovered. ... Fri, 03 Apr 2020 05:34:30 +0100 Shareholders Approve All AGM Resolutions and SES Board Elects Frank Esser as Chairperson (BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, in which all resolutions were approved by shareholders. The meeting was held based on the rules set out in the Grand Ducal Regulation of 20 March 2020 with shareholders participating remotely by appointing SES designated proxyholders to represent them at the meeting and to carry out their voting instructions given ahead of the meeting. Compliance with voting instructions was verified by the bureau of the AGM. The approved resolutions included the company's 2019 financial accounts and the proposed dividend of EUR 0.40 per A-share which will be paid to shareholders on 23 April 2020. Accordingly, SES's 2019 Annual Report has been published and is available to download at Shareholders also approved a reduction in Board size from 14 to 12 Directors. In addition, shareholders elected Béatrice de Clermont-Tonnerre and Peter van Bommel for an initial two-year mandate and elected Paul Konsbruck and Frank Esser for another three-year mandate. They also re-elected Ramu Potarazu, Kaj-Erik Relander and Anne-Catherine Ries for three years. ... Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:26:29 +0100 Aptorum Group Collaborates with Covar Pharmaceuticals To Investigate at Least 3 Repurposed Drug ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM) ("Aptorum Group"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for unmet needs including but not limited to infectious, orphan and metabolic disease areas, today announced that it is initiating an additional research and development project targeting the coronavirus group and has completed initial screening under the Smart-ACT™ platform, a repurposed and new drug discovery platform, to select, out of more than 2,600 approved small drug molecules, at least 3 potential candidates for further preclinical investigation against the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Aptorum Group is collaborating with Toronto based Covar Pharmaceuticals and has also entered into agreement with the University of Hong Kong's Microbiology Department to conduct further preclinical investigation of the selected candidates prior to seeking approval from regulatory agencies to initiate clinical trials on suitable candidates. ... Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:28:22 +0100 Ingram Micro Cloud Providing Microsoft Resellers New Support with Office 365 Rebranding (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ingram Micro Cloud announced today information and programs to assist resellers in helping their customers easily and successfully navigate the recent rebranding of Microsoft Inc.'s Office 365 SMB subscriptions. Ingram Micro Cloud is extending two new incentives to our partners: 30 days free for new Microsoft 365 seats purchased through Cloud Marketplace (in select markets) as well as free email and data migration to Microsoft 365. Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed to help users achieve what matters, in work and life, with best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services and advanced security. Microsoft Teams will continue to be included, providing remote working capabilities that are especially important in today's environment. Office 365 SMB business plans will be renamed Microsoft 365 business plans effective April 21, 2020. The updated name for Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, Microsoft 365 Business, and Office 365 Business will also be reflected on Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace effective April 21, 2020. We encourage all partners to begin using the new naming conventions by that time. ... Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:36:54 +0100 CoinEx and Simplex Form Global Partnership to Offer Credit Card Payments of Cryptocurrencies (BUSINESS WIRE)-- CoinEx, a global and professional cryptocurrency exchange service provider, has reached a new partnership with the leading fiat infrastructure provider, Simplex. It makes cryptocurrency buying more convenient on CoinEx. This collaboration enables CoinEx users to purchase major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and USDT with their Visa or MasterCard credit cards directly. Various fiat currencies including USD, EUR and CAD are supported. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Simplex to lower the threshold for more people to enter the crypto world. This is also a milestone for CoinEx, as it's the first fiat onramp we integrated to our platform. We endeavor to provide our current and potential users with more convenient functions,” said Haipo Yang, Founder and CEO of CoinEx. Simplex only charges a processing fee of 3.5% per transaction (minimum 10 USD). The daily limit per user is 20,000 USD, while the monthly limit is 50,000 USD. “Enabling fast and secure credit card payments is a key step to mass crypto adoption. ... Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:03:45 +0100 Games Industry Unites to Promote World Health Organization Messages Against COVID-19; Launch ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA): WHAT Today, the global and far-reaching games industry agreed to disseminate key messages from the World Health Organization to help slow the spread of COVID-19. To promote these messages, 18 game industry leaders in the interactive entertainment space have launched #PlayApartTogether, an initiative that encourages their vast network of users to follow the WHO's health guidelines—including physical distancing, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and other powerful preventive actions people can take to fight COVID-19. By bringing special events, exclusives, activities, rewards and inspiration to some of the most popular games in the world, #PlayApartTogether encourages users to adopt best practices for the sake of their own health and that of their families and communities. By incorporating COVID-19 self-protection messages into games, the industry is telling the world: “Wherever you are, whatever game you play, you can make a difference. ... Thu, 02 Apr 2020 07:34:10 +0100 MBC Group's #STAY_AT_HOME Operation Registers Significant Growth At the onset of the unprecedented Covid-19 situation, MBC Group launched this operation during March, with the aim of providing the ultimate in entertainment and informative content, luring people-in to stay glued to their screens at home. After three weeks, the region's leading broadcasters have witnessed unprecedented growth levels in “time spent on TV”, across all of their TV channels and VOD. The period spanning March 22-28 registered the highest increase since the “Stay at Home “operation was launched. Thu, 02 Apr 2020 05:33:47 +0100 NEC and Kagome to Provide AI-enabled Services That Improve Tomato Yields (BUSINESS WIRE)-- NEC Corporation today announced the conclusion of a strategic partnership agreement with Kagome Co., Ltd. to launch agricultural management support services utilizing AI for leading tomato processing companies. The new service uses NEC's AI-enabled agricultural ICT platform, CropScope, to visualize tomato growth and soil conditions based on sensor data and satellite images, and to provide farming management recommendation services. This AI enables the service to provide data on the best timing and amounts of irrigation and fertilizer for healthy crops. As a result, farms are able to achieve stable yields and lower costs, while practicing environmentally sustainable agriculture without depending on the skill of individual growers. Tomato processing companies can obtain a comprehensive understanding of the most effective growing conditions for tomato production on their own farms, as well as their contract growers. Also, they can optimally manage crop harvest orders across all fields based on objective data, which helps to reduce yield loss and improve productivity. ... Thu, 02 Apr 2020 05:23:22 +0100 Esri Offers Students Free Access to Software for Continued Education Through Coronavirus Closures (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it will provide free access to its ArcGIS platform and learning resources through the website to support college and university students who no longer have access to campus computer labs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Students will receive access to ArcGIS Online and over 20 apps including ArcGIS Pro, along with a library of lessons to continue their learning and complete courses. Access is available globally to students ages 18 and over. Learn ArcGIS promotes learning by doing through guided lessons based on real-world problems in industries such as urban planning and disaster response, and new lessons on public health have just been added. Learn ArcGIS lessons cover both beginner and advanced topics and are available in seven languages. “We believe education creates opportunities for people of all ages, while building communities and advancing our knowledge for a better world,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. “This is especially important now during this global crisis. ... Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:39:32 +0100 CoinEx Chain Atlantis Hard Fork Successfully Completed with Trading Experience Improvement (BUSINESS WIRE)-- CoinEx Chain has successfully performed a scheduled hard fork upgrade named Atlantis at block heights of 4,545,600. Without generating any new token, this upgrade is designed to improve users' trading experience. As the first hard fork on CoinEx Chain, Atlantis has further upgraded and optimized some features of CoinEx DEX, making it much easier for users to issue tokens at a lower cost. The important updates are as follows: 1. Change the token length and issuance fees; 2. Provide commissions as incentives for wallet App developers; 3. Remove all restrictions on creation and revocation of general Market and Bancor Contract; 4. Service fee will be charged according to the time that the order is actually stored on the chain; 5. Enhance Bancor functions; 6. The CET deposit address of CoinEx Exchange cannot be set as the withdrawal address for staking incomes; 7. Push the amount of reward received by validators and delegators in each block; 8. Several other improvements to facilitate the wallet and explorer development. ... Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:10:09 +0100 HCL Technologies COVID-19 Status Update (BUSINESS WIRE)-- HCL Technologies Ltd (HCL) has been monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak since late January and had invoked its Business Continuity Plan and Risk Management Framework quite early to minimize the impact on its employees and clients. The situation arising out of this outbreak and its rapid spread across the world is unprecedented and is extremely dynamic. The economic impact is visible with varying degrees of intensity across multiple countries where we operate. HCL has had a well-defined and structured pandemic policy in place which is resilient, pragmatic and accords paramount importance to employee safety & health and client commitments. We are actively engaged with our clients and have executed the client-specific and HCL internal operations-centric Business Continuity Plan that ensures continuity in delivering to our client and employee commitments. HCL is constantly reviewing the situation at hand with utmost priority and fully complying with all government advisories and recommendations. ... Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:42:11 +0100 GSMA Report Highlights That Mobile Money Accounts Now Exceed One Billion Worldwide (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today unveiled the annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money', offering a view of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the impact that greater financial inclusion has on lives, economies and innovation, especially in emerging markets. This year's report looks at what one billion registered accounts means for the mobile money industry, mobile money users and the future of the mobile money ecosystem. It provides a comprehensive picture of adoption and usage around the globe. Significantly, the report highlights that 2019 marked a major milestone for the mobile money industry, with over one billion registered accounts and close to two billion dollars in daily transactions. For the first time, digital transactions represented the majority, 57 per cent, of mobile money interactions. The industry is witnessing increasing user trust and relevance. With 290 live services in 95 countries and 372 million active accounts, mobile money is entering the mainstream and becoming the path to financial inclusion in most low-income countries. ... Wed, 01 Apr 2020 06:46:56 +0100 Bringing the Immersive Entertainment Experience into Your Home with LG OLED TVS Home entertainment in most households centers around the television, and with staying indoors being the norm of the times, it comes as no surprise that television viewership has recently increased significantly. Designed to deliver stunning picture quality and immersive sound, alongside AI-enabled features, LG's extensive range of OLED TVs incorporate advanced technologies to instantly deliver an elevated audio-visual experience. Combined with 4K, and in some instances, even 8K resolution, the latest televisions bring movies, sports and gaming to life like never before. AI-Powered Cinematic Experience An optimal viewing experience is powered by an intelligent processor that uses a deep learning algorithm to analyze content and heighten picture and sound quality. The 2nd generation α9 (Alpha 9) Intelligent Processor is optimized for the television, delivering clarity with exquisite detail, vibrant color and more depth presented in every image. It has double the amount of noise reduction steps versus dual core processors, significantly suppressing noise and enhancing the image. ... Wed, 01 Apr 2020 06:39:05 +0100 The Impact of Covid-19 on TV Content Consumption in KSA In this second installment of our series on the unprecedented Covid-19 situation and its impact on TV Advertising, we take a closer look at data findings focused on VOD and TV Content Consumption behaviors in KSA.   Arabian Media Services International (AMSI) is a part of Choueiri Group and operates as the Exclusive Media Representative for MBC Group. Wed, 01 Apr 2020 06:13:40 +0100 Western Union Expands Its Digital Services (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border and cross-currency money movement, today announced the expansion of its digital money transfer services, the fastest-growing part of its business in 2019, to over 75 countries, and payout into a global network of four billion accounts and wallets across 100 countries, in addition to a vast agent retail network in 200 countries and territories. Western Union's digital global expansion has been a strategic pillar for years, and today is available across every continent of the world. The Company's digital services purposefully capture all the top 20 of the world's primary remittance sending countries ranked by the World Bank. Equally, the Company's global account and wallet payout network covers the world's major remittance receive countries. Western Union's digital services has consistently delivered double-digit revenue growth over the last few years through 2019. Its combined send and receive digital scale set the standard for international money movement. ... Wed, 01 Apr 2020 05:30:44 +0100 i2c Appoints Banking Executive Tracy Seng to Lead Client Success (BUSINESS WIRE)-- i2c Inc., a leading provider of payment and open banking technology, today announced the appointment of banking veteran Tracy Seng as EVP, Head of Global Client Success at i2c, responsible for leading account management, program management and advisory services to help clients grow their business and deliver bottom-line revenue and profitability. Seng joins i2c from Wells Fargo, where she and her account management team won Stevie awards in 2018 and 2019, as well as the 2020 People's Choice Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year. Seng reports to i2c President Jim McCarthy and is based at i2c headquarters in Silicon Valley. A 20+ year payments and client services veteran with senior leadership roles in account management, industry relations and merchant acquiring, Seng served 15 years at Wells Fargo as SVP, Segment Business Leader Account Management and Industry Relations. Seng helped grow ecommerce payments volume, created differentiated customer solutions and consistently received best in class customer satisfaction scores. “i2c identifies our success with that of our clients,” said Jim McCarthy, President, i2c Inc. ... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:44:48 +0100 Rewired Targets Growth-Stage AI Ventures Rewired is seeking to make new investments of $5m to $30m in growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures. The deep-tech fund invests in applied science and technologies and says it is vital that investment continues despite ongoing global events. Rewired received $100m of new funding in 2019 from investor Tej Kohli. (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rewired, the robotics focused venture studio that invests in growth-stage technology ventures, is seeking to add new artificial intelligence and robotics investments to its portfolio. The portfolio currently encompasses innovations in machine learning, robotics, bionics, smart sensors, mapping and localization in the UK and USA. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Backed by investors who believe that analysts are underestimating the prospects of AI, Rewired seeks to make investments of between $5m and $30m. Its status as a venture studio means that Rewired uniquely seeks to attain a substantial or majority position as an investor, and to then provide long term funding and expertise. ... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:31:04 +0100 Northern Data: Corona / COVID-19 Pandemic Leading to Massive Uptick in Demand for Computing ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87), one of the world's largest providers of high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, today reports that the Corona Virus / COVID-19 -Pandemic is resulting in a massive increase in computing capacity demand. In order to meet the increased demand, the company has instigated an acceleration of the expansion of capacities at its locations and in addition is looking to develop further locations. Immediate demand for computing power in the wake of the pandemic is being driven by two immediate and game changing developments: Firstly, pharmaceutical companies and research institutions worldwide are using HPC systems on a large scale for the first time in order to carry out calculations and simulations in the field of bioinformatics and epidemiology in the shortest possible time, which with conventional computer systems can take several months or even years. This gives research teams the opportunity to accelerate the development of novel drugs that can be used against the coronavirus in the short term. Northern Data management expects this trend to continue after the end of the COVID 19 pandemic. ... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:16:58 +0100 Diligent Offers Seamless Video Conferencing Access Across All Board Management Platforms to ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Diligent announced today a new, more secure approach to video conferencing across its board management applications – including Diligent Boards for enterprise, BoardEffect for nonprofits, and Community by Diligent for schools and local government – as board meetings and sensitive leadership discussions shift to a remote setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in preparation for the future of work. Directors and executives can join confidential virtual meetings with one click from within Diligent's suite of secure board applications – mitigating the risk associated with sharing meeting invite links to unsecure devices on home networks and personal email accounts that can easily be intercepted. Access to links to virtual meetings within Diligent's platforms includes leading video applications like Zoom, WebEx, and Go-To-Meeting. This update comes as organizations increase the frequency of confidential board and committee meetings to manage the COVID-19 crisis, in addition to preparing for long-scheduled quarterly board meetings and annual shareholder meetings. ... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:05:21 +0100 KoolSpan Protects Mobile Calls, Texts, Data from Increased Threats While Working from Home for ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, governments and businesses globally are shifting employees to work from home or other remote locations. These organizations face unprecedented challenges and IT systems are under strain from demands placed by remote employees. Home based employees often face no alternative but to use home networks and personal devices for sensitive work. Conversations that would normally have taken place face-to-face within secured networks are now made over cellular networks and the Internet. Hackers and cyber criminals, both state sponsored and non-state sponsored target remote, home-based employees with documented attacks against government and corporations, including mobile network based surveillance and espionage targeting mobile communciations of remote employees. KoolSpan recognizes these organizations must operate, but urges them to take prudent precautionary measures protecting employees calls, texts and data. ... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:51:12 +0100, Microsoft, and Leading Universities Launch C3. ... (BUSINESS WIRE)--, Microsoft Corporation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at UIUC announced two major initiatives: This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Digital Transformation Institute ( DTI), a research consortium dedicated to accelerating the application of artificial intelligence to speed the pace of digital transformation in business, government, and society. Jointly managed by UC Berkeley and UIUC, DTI will sponsor and fund world-leading scientists in a coordinated effort to advance the digital transformation of business, government, and society. DTI First Call for Research Proposals: DTI invites scholars, developers, and researchers to embrace the challenge of abating COVID-19 and advance the knowledge, science, and technologies for mitigating future pandemics using AI. ... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:59:00 +0100 TruDoc 24x7 DHA licensed doctors provide convenient and round-the-clock teleconsultations to ... TruDoc Healthcare has risen to the occasion in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and has been providing patients with appropriate medical management and advice quickly and conveniently given the present medical situation. It is already experiencing an upsurge in audio and video consultations related to respiratory tract infections and other similar illnesses. TruDoc 24x7 is at the forefront of helping people stay informed with the latest information on the COVID-19, warning signs and symptoms and preventive measures to combat this pandemic. Any individual can call in and speak to a doctor from the convenience of their home or office, anytime and anywhere in the world to check for their health queries. If they are concerned about any symptoms related to COVID-19 or looking for comprehensive information on the illness, typical symptoms and precautions to be followed, they can video or audio call and get truthful and unbiased medical diagnoses from highly trained, DHA licensed doctors rather than relying on unreliable information. ... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:22:59 +0100 realme Lanches Its All New, realme 6 and 6i realme, the fastest growing smartphone brand in the world, unveils the latest in the UAE with realme 6 and realme 6i. realme is known for its vibrant and fun smartphones designed especially for the younger audience upon the trifecta of strong performance, trendy design, and affordable pricing. The young brand's latest offering promises outstanding performance in a young and stylish manner and can be true allies for the users in a real sense. Renowned for their power and style, competing pricing, realme phones are known for their flagship imaging experiences that cater to the growing and dynamic needs of the youth.  The realme 6 , comes in a splash-resistant design with a 90Hz super high refresh rate makes each swipe motion as smooth as silk. With 16.5cm (6.5 inches) screen-to-body ratio up to 90.5%, it allows users to maximise entertainment in the palm of their hands. The sleek device comes in two colours – Comet Blue and Comet White, inspired by the comet that splits the night sky. With their new optical plating technology, the brightness and saturation of the colours are increased by 60% and 50%, respectively. ... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 07:50:50 +0100 Working from Home just got Easier, Healthier, And More Productive with BenQ's Smart Office ... BenQ, a world leader in display solutions and DLP projectors, supports healthy working environments both at home and in office, with Android-based smart projectors with built in video conferencing apps and eye care monitors with Brightness Intelligence Plus Technology. Businesses are in dire need for an upgrade that would address practical issues by providing employees with solutions that save time and energy. BenQ has designed just the most effective solutions to meet these needs and increase overall productivity while working from home. BenQ, No.1 DLP Projector Brand worldwide, has introduced their range of Smart Projectors to cater to the new working trends, BenQ Smart Projectors give a Wireless, Driver-less, PC-less & Effort-less  experience for Smarter Meetings. To provide a conducive remote working environment and making it possible to project from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop—whether it's a PC, Mac/iOS, or Android device—in a few steps with no software required. Wireless connectivity eliminates cable clutter, and an included USB dongle means there's no need to find the right dongle for each device. ... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 07:03:10 +0100 ABB: COVID-19 Update (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ABB is constantly monitoring the pandemic situation around COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The health and safety of its employees, customers and partners remains the company's number one priority and we are working hard to assess and mitigate any risks. Guidance issued on February 5, 2020, did not include impacts due to the coronavirus, the effects of which were mainly limited to China at that time. We have subsequently experienced a decline in trading conditions due to the outbreak, further impacted by a weakening oil price. The situation in China has stabilized following extensive government-led efforts in February and operations at ABB's three main production hubs of Shanghai, Beijing and Xiamen have largely returned to normal. While weakened customer demand in China, our second largest market, will also impact the first quarter results, our China business has been improving recently. At the same time, COVID-19 has spread rapidly to the western hemisphere in March, resulting in governments and customers adopting containment measures that have material economic consequences across the globe. ... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 05:01:32 +0100 Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Donate to Seven More Countries in Asia to Fight ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation today announced donations of essential medical supplies to seven more countries, namely Azerbaijan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Collectively, these seven countries will receive a total of 1.7 million face masks, 165,000 test kits as well as protective clothing and medical equipment such as ventilators and forehead thermometers. With this announcement, the two Foundations have now donated essential medical supplies to 23 Asian countries totalling 7.4 million masks; 485,000 test kits; 100,000 sets of protective clothing along with other medical equipment. The first batch of medical supplies for India arrived in Delhi last night and were received by the Indian Red Cross Society. Similar to the arrangement with the Italian Red Cross Society, the Indian charity will facilitate the distribution of these supplies in the country. The donations are expected to reach other countries in the coming days. Mr. Neel Kamal Singh, Deputy Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society took receipt of the donations from Mr. ... Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:51:31 +0100 XPRIZE Responds to COVID-19 by Uniting a Global Alliance of Innovators to Find Unconventional ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the world's leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity's grand challenges, reveals the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance, a global coalition that combines the power of collaboration, competition, shared innovation and radical thinking to accelerate solutions that can be applied to COVID-19 and future pandemics. The XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance launched to address the immediate needs of the COVID-19 crisis by expanding visibility into solutions underway. This launch comes with an open call to arms to the world's innovators, clinicians, researchers, data scientists, institutions, and experts to join the Alliance and share existing work and resources using This website will allow the global community to: Participate in the latest breakthroughs, research and solutions in development; Make asks of what they need and allow XPRIZE, the Alliance members and their vast network of supporters and partners to offer their resources to help enable and accelerate innovators to reach their goals faster. ... Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:33:38 +0100 Moody's Provides $1 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Relief (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) today announced that it will fund a $1 million program of charitable donations and other support to help address the immediate and long-term impact of COVID-19. Moody's will extend support to its existing philanthropic partners to help small businesses and education systems and reconfigure its employee volunteer programs to assist communities most affected by the pandemic. “COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption to the health and economic security of people around the world,” said Raymond McDaniel, President and CEO of Moody's Corporation. “Moody's Corporation and our employees are committed to assisting organizations that are providing vital relief and recovery work in local communities during this difficult time.” To help with urgent needs, Moody's will provide $550,000 of funding for humanitarian aid to support global efforts to alleviate food insecurity, bolster healthcare systems, purchase medical supplies, and support research focused on containment and treatment. ... Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:09:36 +0100 Mary Kay Manufactures, Donates Hand Sanitizer to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mary Kay Inc. announced the company will dedicate part of its global supply chain and manufacturing capabilities to producing much-needed hand sanitizer. The first products off the line will be for donation to those on the front lines addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. “Though we are facing extraordinary challenges during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the world is finding ways to adjust—with little or no warning,” said David Holl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Mary Kay Inc. “Producing hand sanitizer to combat this crisis is how we can support those on the front lines.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to prevent infections. But because of consumer demand, there's been a great shortage in CDC-recommended hand sanitizer in homes and healthcare settings. Mary Kay has been working over the past week to move into production by procuring raw materials, determining packaging availability on hand, preparing the manufacturing production lines and ensuring shipping. ... Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:04:36 +0100