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User Interface Technologies Are Becoming Increasingly Multimodal, Intelligent, and Versatile, According to Tractica

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“If you thought computing has been amazing, just wait, because we are entering an era of advancement that is mind blowing,” says Tractica principal analyst Mark Beccue, author of a new white paper published by the market intelligence firm in partnership with KNect365’s UX Next. “What is pushing it The answer is widely available, cloud based supercomputing power miniaturized computing devices ubiquitous high speed broadband artificial intelligence (AI) and billions of sensors.”

Beccue adds that we need to interact with computing nearly constantly, and increasingly with less traditional computing devices, such as smartphones, smart speakers, wearables, and, eventually, autonomous cars and smart cities. The key to unlocking the potential of next-generation computing is putting that computing power more easily and seamlessly into the hands of as many people as possible. The key is a fully evolved user interface (UI).

Tractica’s white paper, available for free download on the firm’s website, has identified the following 10 key trends that are moving the market toward highly sophisticated, multimodal UIs:

Tractica’s white paper, “Next Generation User Interfaces: 10 Trends to Watch”, examines 10 key trends that illustrate the technology and market evolution toward increasingly multimodal, intelligent, and versatile user interfaces across mobile devices, computing devices, enterprise IT systems, automobiles, and a variety of other technology products and services. These trends draw from ongoing research and analysis that form part of Tractica’s User Interface Technologies Advisory Service. The white paper is published in partnership with KNect365’s UX Next, which is being held October 30-31, 2017 in Palo Alto, California. A full copy of the white paper is available for free download on Tractica’s website.

About Tractica

Tractica is a market intelligence firm that focuses on human interaction with technology. Tractica’s global market research and consulting services combine qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a comprehensive view of the emerging market opportunities surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, User Interface Technologies, Wearable Devices, and Digital Health. For more information, visit www.tractica.com or call +1.303.248.3000.

Cargotec Transforms into a Digital Leader in Intelligent Cargo Handling with Internet of Things (IoT) Platform Powered by Cloudera

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PALO ALTO, Calif. , Sept. Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, announced that Cargotec Oyj (NASDAQ Helsinki CGCBV), a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions, is using Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub to power its Internet of Things (IoT) offering to enable predictive maintenance and develop insightful, data driven services. Cloudera, together with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), built a cloud based IoT as a Service platform that will usher in a new era of digital connectivity for the company’s cargo handling operations and enable operational excellence using machine learning.

Cargotec offers solutions and services through various businesses in the areas of cargo and load handling that ensure its customers continuous, reliable and sustainable performance. Operating in more than 100 countries, and with sales of 3.5 billion EUR in 2016, the company and its subsidiaries have delivered half a million loader cranes to customers. They have also moved every fourth container in the world with terminal and port operation solutions, and offered engineering solutions and services for half of the world’s ships to make transport by sea safe and reliable.

The IoT-as-a-Service solution uses machine learning to derive insights from streams of data across the thousands of cargo handling equipment and machinery to enable remote monitoring and predictive maintenance. Using data, cargo handling operation is improved, maintenance becomes predictive and anomalies are detected in real-time. This empowers Cargotec to increase their competitive edge by offering new types of intelligent services and solutions with embedded artificial intelligence to customers. Once collected and cross-utilized, enriched data will be used for driving and boosting new types of ecosystems by exposing the data through API’s in a robust and controlled way to leverage data assets in new contexts.

“It is our goal to be a leader in intelligent cargo handling by 2020,” said Soili Mäkinen, chief information officer at Cargotec. “With our scalable IoT platform, we can offer our customers data-based insights that many of these industrial companies have never seen before. We use IoT data and machine learning to help customers recognize how their cargo handling equipment are performing in different weather conditions, understand how usage relates to failure rates, and even detect anomalies in transport systems.”

To support Cargotec’s IoT goals, Cloudera, together with TCS, built a cloud-based, sensor data analytics framework that helps collect, store, analyze and correlate sensor data streams with data from internal, external and third-party data sources. The advanced analytics and machine learning platform, based on the flagship product Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub, will ingest data from equipment and fleet management, pull in weather patterns and forecasts, and contrast geography – to perform key analysis for remote monitoring, predictive equipment maintenance and anomaly detection, all in real-time.

“We are pleased to enable Cargotec with the Digital Reimagination™of its business processes and build a strong data backbone through our solutions and IP,” said Dinanath Kholkar, global head of analytics and insights at TCS. “Our solution allows for real time sensor data acquisition to establish diagnostics and facilitate predictive maintenance. The established big data backbone is scalable, robust and cost effective, and will empower agility in data driven strategies and business growth.”

With Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub, Cargotec derives fuel efficiency and route optimization which end users like ports or ships can purchase to improve their operational efficiencies. This creates new revenue models for Cargotec and keeps its focus on being an intelligent cargo handling solution. Additionally, the Cargotec data science team uses Cloudera Data Science Workbench, a collaborative hub and integrated development environment capable of running Python, R or Scala with support for Apache Spark to build machine learning solutions.

“The IoT solution will enable Cargotec, its partners and customers, to conceptualize entirely new ways of doing business while increasing operational efficiencies and driving incremental revenue,” said David Pieterse , general manager, EMEA at Cloudera. “A key factor in developing the IoT into this type of business tool is employing open source technologies and machine learning analytics because it offers a flexible and diverse solution for the variety of data types coming from manufacturing and cargo equipment.”

Additional Resources

About Cargotec Oyj Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec’s business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec’s sales in 2016 totaled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com

About Cloudera At Cloudera, we believe that data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow. We empower people to transform complex data into clear and actionable insights. We are the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud. The world’s largest enterprises trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems. Learn more at cloudera.com.

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Cloudera, Hue and associated marks and trademarks are registered trademarks of Cloudera, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and benefits of Cloudera’s offerings. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to, risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our Form S-1 Registration Statement, and our future reports that we may file with the SEC from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. Cloudera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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Enhance API Design and Documentation with New OpenAPI Specification 3.0 Support in SwaggerHub

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SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, today announced that SwaggerHub, the integrated API design and documentation platform for teams, launches initial support for OpenAPI Specification (OAS) 3.0. This update allows teams to leverage the latest OAS 3.0 in their design and documentation workflow for new APIs and seamlessly convert existing APIs to OAS 3.0.

The OpenAPI Specification (OAS) has emerged as the world’s standard for describing RESTful APIs. The OAS defines the interface for RESTful APIs, describing them in a format that is easily discoverable and understandable by both machines and humans. The OAS was originally called the Swagger Specification, and was donated by SmartBear Software to the Linux Foundation to standardize the way REST APIs are described in an open and transparent manner, under the governance of the Open API Initiative (OAI). The newest version of the OAS, 3.0, adds rich, expressive capabilities to describe APIs, and was released in July 2017.

Individual practitioners like developers, architects and technical writers, as well as organizations of all sizes, are actively looking for tools and platforms to leverage the power of OAS 3.0. SwaggerHub is one of the first API platforms in the market to offer support for the OAS 3.0 to facilitate the easy transition into designing and documenting quality APIs using the latest OAS. Users can now describe their APIs using OAS 3.0 in an intuitive editor that is equipped with intelligent syntax auto completion and error feedback. SwaggerHub also auto generates and hosts the visual API documentation from the OAS 3.0 definition, allowing teams to focus on the API’s implementation and adoption, and not the infrastructural complexities for discovery.

Apart from designing and documenting new APIs with OAS 3.0, users can also migrate their APIs from Swagger 2.0 to OAS 3.0 using SwaggerHub’s OAS converter. This allows teams to instantly move to OAS 3.0 without having to decipher and convert every single line of their definition manually or plumbing through external plugins.

“SmartBear has always empowered users, and today we’re proud to announce OAS 3.0 support in SwaggerHub,” said Christian Wright, EVP and GM, API Business at SmartBear. “With SwaggerHub’s support for OAS 3.0, teams can use the rich, expressive capabilities of the latest OAS to design and document APIs, and can also instantly migrate from Swagger 2.0 to OAS 3.0 with our in-built OAS converter. This, along with an array of other powerful API development features, enables teams to deliver world-class APIs that are quick to build and easy to consume.”

Learn more about OAS 3.0 support in this SwaggerHub post: https://swaggerhub.com/blog/news/openapi-3-0-swaggerhub-support

About SwaggerHub SwaggerHub from SmartBear is an integrated API design and documentation platform, built for teams to drive consistency and discipline across the API development workflow. SwaggerHub combines the capabilities of the open source Swagger tools, namely the Swagger Editor, Swagger UI and Swagger Codegen, with collaborative features to coordinate and integrate into the API lifecycle. For more information, visit: https://swaggerhub.com/ and follow @SwaggerHub on Twitter.

About SmartBear Software Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

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Cincinnati Bell Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of $350 Million of Senior Notes Due 2025

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Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE CBB) (the “Company”) today announced the commencement of a private offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) by CB Escrow Corp., an Ohio corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Issuer”), subject to market and other conditions. The offering of the Notes is part of the financing of the cash portion of the merger consideration for the previously announced acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (“Hawaiian Telcom”) by the Company (the “HCOM Acquisition”). At the closing of the HCOM Acquisition, the Issuer will merge with and into the Company (the “Escrow Merger”), with the Company continuing as the surviving corporation. At the time of the Escrow Merger, the Company will assume the obligations of the Issuer under the Notes and the related indenture (the “Assumption”). Prior to the Assumption, the Notes will not be guaranteed. From and after the Assumption, the Notes will be guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior unsecured basis, by certain of the Company’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes, together with cash on hand and borrowings under the Company’s senior credit facilities and receivables facility, to fund the cash portion of the merger consideration of the HCOM Acquisition, refinance existing Hawaiian Telcom indebtedness and pay fees and expenses in connection with the foregoing.

The Notes will be offered in the United States to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to persons outside the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes and, from and after the Assumption, the related guarantees will not be registered under the Securities Act, or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction, and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to buy or sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities described herein. There shall not be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is neither an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to or in connection with the proposed transaction or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act and otherwise in accordance with applicable law.

Additional Information and Where to Find it

The proposed transaction involving the Company and Hawaiian Telcom will be submitted to Hawaiian Telcom’s stockholders for their consideration. In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 on August 17, 2017, as amended on August 30, 2017 (the “Registration Statement”) (which Registration Statement has not yet been declared effective), which includes a prospectus with respect to the Company’s common shares to be issued in the proposed transaction and a proxy statement for Hawaiian Telcom’s stockholders (the “Proxy Statement”), and Hawaiian Telcom will mail the Proxy Statement to its stockholders and file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED AND ADVISED TO READ ALL RELEVANT MATERIALS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT, CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. The Registration Statement, the Proxy Statement and other relevant materials (when they become available) and any other documents filed or furnished by the Company or Hawaiian Telcom with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, security holders are able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and the Proxy Statement from the Company by going to its investor relations page on its corporate web site at www.cincinnatibell.com and from Hawaiian Telcom by going to its investor relations page on its corporate web site at www.hawaiiantel.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

The Company, Hawaiian Telcom, their respective directors and certain of their respective executive officers and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction involving the Company and Hawaiian Telcom. Information about the Company’s directors and executive officers is set forth in its definitive proxy statement for its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 24, 2017 and information about Hawaiian Telcom’s directors and executive officers is set forth in its definitive proxy statement for its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 14, 2017, and in the Registration Statement (which Registration Statement has not yet been declared effective), which was filed with the SEC on August 17, 2017. These documents are available free of charge from the sources indicated above, and from the Company by going to its investor relations page on its corporate web site at www.cincinnatibell.com and from Hawaiian Telcom by going to its investor relations page on its corporate web site at www.hawaiiantel.com. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction involving the Company and Hawaiian Telcom will be included in the Registration Statement, the Proxy Statement and other relevant materials the Company and Hawaiian Telcom intend to file with the SEC.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This communication and the documents incorporated by reference herein may contain “forward-looking” statements, as defined in federal securities laws including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based on our current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the beliefs, expectations and future plans and strategies of the Company, are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. The following important factors, among other things, could cause or contribute to actual results being materially and adversely different from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements including, but not limited to: those discussed in this communication; we operate in highly competitive industries, and customers may not continue to purchase products or services, which would result in reduced revenue and loss of market share; we may be unable to grow our revenues and cash flows despite the initiatives we have implemented; failure to anticipate the need for and introduce new products and services or to compete with new technologies may compromise our success in the telecommunications industry; our access lines, which generate a significant portion of our cash flows and profits, are decreasing in number and if we continue to experience access line losses similar to the past several years, our revenues, earnings and cash flows from operations may be adversely impacted; our failure to meet performance standards under our agreements could result in customers terminating their relationships with us or customers being entitled to receive financial compensation, which would lead to reduced revenues and/or increased costs; we generate a substantial portion of our revenue by serving a limited geographic area; a large customer accounts for a significant portion of our revenues and accounts receivable and the loss or significant reduction in business from this customer would cause operating revenues to decline and could negatively impact profitability and cash flows; maintaining our telecommunications networks requires significant capital expenditures, and our inability or failure to maintain our telecommunications networks could have a material impact on our market share and ability to generate revenue; increases in broadband usage may cause network capacity limitations, resulting in service disruptions or reduced capacity for customers; we may be liable for material that content providers distribute on our networks; cyber attacks or other breaches of network or other information technology security could have an adverse effect on our business; natural disasters, terrorists acts or acts of war could cause damage to our infrastructure and result in significant disruptions to our operations; the regulation of our businesses by federal and state authorities may, among other things, place us at a competitive disadvantage, restrict our ability to price our products and services and threaten our operating licenses; we depend on a number of third party providers, and the loss of, or problems with, one or more of these providers may impede our growth or cause us to lose customers; a failure of back-office information technology systems could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition; if we fail to extend or renegotiate our collective bargaining agreements with our labor union when they expire or if our unionized employees were to engage in a strike or other work stoppage, our business and operating results could be materially harmed; the loss of any of the senior management team or attrition among key sales associates could adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows; our debt could limit our ability to fund operations, raise additional capital, and fulfill our obligations, which, in turn, would have a material adverse effect on our businesses and prospects generally; our indebtedness imposes significant restrictions on us; we depend on our loans and credit facilities to provide for our short-term financing requirements in excess of amounts generated by operations, and the availability of those funds may be reduced or limited; the servicing of our indebtedness is dependent on our ability to generate cash, which could be impacted by many factors beyond our control; we depend on the receipt of dividends or other intercompany transfers from our subsidiaries and investments; the trading price of our common shares may be volatile, and the value of an investment in our common shares may decline; the uncertain economic environment, including uncertainty in the U.S. and world securities markets, could impact our business and financial condition; our future cash flows could be adversely affected if it is unable to fully realize our deferred tax assets; adverse changes in the value of assets or obligations associated with our employee benefit plans could negatively impact shareowners’ deficit and liquidity; third parties may claim that we are infringing upon their intellectual property, and we could suffer significant litigation or licensing expenses or be prevented from selling products; third parties may infringe upon our intellectual property, and we may expend significant resources enforcing our rights or suffer competitive injury; we could be subject to a significant amount of litigation, which could require us to pay significant damages or settlements; we could incur significant costs resulting from complying with, or potential violations of, environmental, health and human safety laws; the timing and likelihood of completion of our proposed acquisitions of Hawaiian Telcom and OnX Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“OnX”), including the timing, receipt and terms and conditions of any required governmental and regulatory approvals for the proposed transactions that could reduce anticipated benefits or cause the parties to abandon the transactions; the possibility that Hawaiian Telcom’s stockholders may not approve the proposed merger; the possibility that competing offers or acquisition proposals for Hawaiian Telcom will be made; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the proposed transactions; the possibility that the expected synergies and value creation from the proposed transactions will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time period; the risk that the businesses of the Company and Hawaiian Telcom and OnX will not be integrated successfully; disruption from the proposed transactions making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; the risk that unexpected costs will be incurred; and the possibility that the proposed transactions do not close, including due to the failure to satisfy the closing conditions and the other risks and uncertainties detailed in our filings, including our Form 10-K, with the SEC as well as Hawaiian Telcom’s filings, including its Form 10-K, with the SEC.

These forward-looking statements are based on information, plans and estimates as of the date hereof and there may be other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation to update the information contained in this communication except as required by applicable law.

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) provides integrated communications solutions – including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet and video – that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com. The information on the Company’s website is not incorporated by reference in this press release. $page_length=’long’; ?>

UniCare Health Plan in West Virginia Takes Action to Help Treat Substance Use Disorder Across the State

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UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia, the state’s largest provider of Medicaid managed health care benefits, has funded the expansion of an innovative program designed to address substance use disorders. This program is named Project ECHO, and is centered on mainstreaming substance use treatment as part of primary care to remove the stigma that is sometimes associated with seeking care. By collaborating with the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI), West Virginia University, West Virginia Primary Care Association and Cabin Creek Health Systems, UniCare is helping to connect primary care providers across the state with expert information about medication, behavioral counseling and social supports that can be used to treat patients with substance use disorders.

“I’m confident that if we mainstream the treatment of substance use disorders into the primary care setting, we are going to make significant progress in slowing and stopping the tragic addiction crisis that is crippling our state,” said Mitch Collins, president of UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia. “It is critical to remove the stigma associated with substance use treatment and ensure that all of a patient’s health care and social needs are being addressed in a single, convenient and familiar setting. UniCare’s support of Project ECHO can make this a reality and help West Virginia win the war against addiction.”

Project ECHO was first developed at the University of New Mexico to address the shortage of physicians with expertise to treat Hepatitis C, particularly in rural communities. The program connected primary care providers with treatment specialists at academic medical centers through video conferencing technology, so they could share patient cases and receive feedback on best practices approaches to treating patients. This model was adopted in West Virginia to expand treatment of Hepatitis C and chronic pain disorder. With UniCare’s support it is again being expanded to connect West Virginia primary care clinicians with substance addiction treatment guidance and knowledge, including the benefits of medication assisted treatment.

“Medication assisted treatment is the best, proven weapon doctors have to help the seemingly endless number of people whose lives are being destroyed by opioid and substance addiction,” said James Berry, D.O., addiction psychiatrist and medical director at West Virginia University Medicine’s Chestnut Ridge Center. “Unfortunately we do not have enough providers who are skilled in medication assisted treatment to address the expanding needs in our state. With UniCare and WVCTSI’s help, we believe we can change that.”

Medication assisted treatment combines medications used to treat substance use disorders with behavioral counseling and social support. It is a comprehensive approach to addressing dependence, including struggles with withdrawal, cravings and relapse. It has been proven to help individuals overcome addiction and maintain long-term recovery. Expanding the use of medication assisted treatment among primary care providers who are not addiction specialists requires the spread of information about specialized medications and approaches used to treat substance use disorders. With this knowledge, providers can treat disorders themselves, within their own clinics, or be better positioned to coordinate care for their patients with support from a team of mental and physical health care specialists.

“Addiction is not a quick fix,” Berry added. “We cannot give patients a pill and tell them that this will make it all better. Physicians need to address the whole person and have the insight on how to adjust treatment for their patients as needed. Ongoing guidance through Project ECHO is going to provide that support.”

Health care providers who are interested in learning more about Project ECHO substance use disorder treatment sessions can contact WVCTSI or visit http://wvctsi.org/programs/community-engagement-outreach/project-echo/. Sessions are currently being conducted and registration is ongoing for all interested West Virginia practitioners.

ABOUT UNICARE HEALTH PLAN OF WEST VIRGINIA, INC.

UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia, Inc. serves more than 130,000 Medicaid beneficiaries living in West Virginia. Every day, members of the UniCare team can be found in West Virginia communities listening to our members, interacting with our health care providers and partnering with community-based organizations. UniCare has served Medicaid beneficiaries in West Virginia since 2003. For more information about UniCare, visit http://mss.unicare.com/, and follow the company on Twitter @UniCareWV.

CalAmp Partners with GetWireless to Extend Customized IoT Services to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

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IRVINE, Calif. , and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. , Sept. CalAmp (NASDAQ CAMP), a telematics pioneer leading transformation in a global connected economy, and GetWireless, a leading value added distributor,� have partnered to extend access to CalAmp’s� products and solutions into a broader marketplace of value added resellers, system integrators, regional network operators and telematics service providers (TSPs) that deliver customized telematics and IoT services to small and medium sized businesses.

GetWireless will distribute and support CalAmp’s vehicle, asset and cargo tracking and management solutions.  Specific applications include vehicle risk management services, heavy equipment utilization, maintenance, asset monitoring and location, driver behavior and industrial IoT applications. 

“GetWireless is well positioned to address the daily business-critical demands and connectivity challenges of our customers,” said Carl Burrow , senior vice president of global sales for CalAmp. “This partnership will expand our sales channels and more effectively penetrate broader marketplace opportunities with small and medium-sized businesses.”

“CalAmp telematics products and pioneering systems technology fit well into our portfolio of cellular-based IoT offerings,” said Brian Taney , CEO of GetWireless.  “Their solutions will allow us to work more collaboratively with the TSP community.”

GetWireless will provide pre- and post-sale support for CalAmp products and a host of professional services, to enable value-added resellers and TSPs to focus their time on sales and marketing efforts. These services include scripting and device management support using CalAmp’s PEG and PULS programming and device management systems. 

For more information, resellers can place orders for the CalAmp products by contacting orders@getwirelessllc.com.

About GetWireless Established in 2001 and based in Minneapolis, GetWireless is a leading value-added distributor of cellular solutions that connect the Internet of Things. By supporting a strong portfolio of embedded modules, end-device modems, intelligent gateways, and cellular boosters, GetWireless is able to supply the most advantageous cellular solution for each new IoT application. For more information, visit www.getwirelessllc.com. 

About CalAmp CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a telematics pioneer leading transformation in a global connected economy. We help reinvent businesses and improve lives around the globe with technology solutions that streamline complex IoT deployments and bring intelligence to the edge. Our software applications, scalable cloud services, and intelligent devices collect and assess business-critical data from mobile assets, cargo, companies, cities and people. We call this The New How, powering autonomous IoT interaction, facilitating efficient decision making, optimizing resource utilization and improving road safety.  CalAmp is headquartered in Irvine, California and has been publicly traded since 1983. LoJack is a wholly owned subsidiary of CalAmp. For more information, visit calamp.com or LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, or CalAmp Blog.

CalAmp is among the trademarks of CalAmp and/or its affiliates in the United States , certain other countries, and/or the EU.  Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

 

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BOSS Revolution Offers Help Following Earthquakes in Mexico

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NEWARK, N.J. , Sept. Following the devastating earthquakes that recently struck Mexico , BOSS Revolution is offering free calling and no fee money transfers from the US to Mexico through Saturday, September 30 , 2017.�

BOSS Revolution’s offer of free calls to Mexico applies to any call made from the popular BOSS Revolution Calling app for the remainder of September.

BOSS Revolution is also waiving all fees on money transfers to Mexico made from its website (www.bossrevolution.com/MoneyTransfer) and from the BOSS Revolution Money app.  (BOSS Revolution’s money transfer service will return to its low rates to Mexico – as low as $3.99 – on October 1 st.)   Funds can be sent directly to bank accounts with many of Mexico’s largest banks or to any of the 23,900 BOSS Revolution payout locations throughout Mexico for cash pick-up.

Both the BOSS Revolution Calling and BOSS Revolution Money apps are free and available on the iTunes App Store and on Google Play – and through the BOSS Revolution (www.bossrevolution.com) and BOSS Revolution Money Transfer (www.bossrevolution.com/moneytransfer) websites, respectively.   

“IDT Telecom serves millions of immigrants, including many with family and friends in Mexico.  In response to the horrific damage done by the earthquakes there, we are pitching-in to help our customers and anyone with family in Mexico by offering our money transfer and calling services at no charge,” said Bill Pereira , CEO of IDT Telecom.

About IDT:

IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT), through its IDT Telecom division, provides telecommunications and payment services to individuals and businesses primarily through its flagship BOSS Revolution® and net2phone® brands.  IDT Telecom’s wholesale business is a leading global carrier of international long-distance calls.  For more information on IDT, visit www.idt.net.

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Mendix, Adam Yasan of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, and Nolan Ramsey of EPI-USE to Present: Building New Digital Insurance Products Using Rapid Application Development at Internet of Insurance Conference

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BOSTON , Sept.� Mendix, the fastest and easiest platform to create and continuously improve mobile and web applications, today announced that it will present at the Internet of Insurance conference taking place September 26 27, 2017 in Austin, TX. The presentation will include a discussion of how using a low code platform delivers a better customer experience via new digital insurance products.� We will converse with Adam Yasan of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (“BHSI”) regarding CINCH and its digital insurance platform, which uses the Mendix low code platform, and we will also feature Nolan Ramsey of EPI USE regarding how using low code application development made it possible to deliver a minimum viable product in less than six months.

In the small commercial insurance industry, there is demand to provide tailored solutions that are more granular in nature, driven by the rise of insurtech startups. Established insurance companies can have a more labor intensive underwriting process and in order to compete on cost and specificity with insurtechs, carriers need to simplify the digital experience of their insurance product offerings.

During the presentation, Adam Yasan ; Nolan Ramsey , Director of Rapid Application Development Solutions at EPI-USE; and a Solution Architech at Mendix, will share how developing using an iterative approach enables direct involvement from business stakeholders, helping insurers to bring new products to market faster.

About the session:

In addition to the presentation, attendees are invited to visit the Mendix and EPI-USE booth for a demo of an IoT connected application that can be used to track goods while in-transit to reduce fraud and loses for property insurance. One of the critical issues facing manufacturers, suppliers, insurance providers and ultimately customers across the supply chain is ensuring that transported goods arrive at their target destination, safe and fit for their purpose. Whilst in transit, there are many factors that can adversely affect cargo, such as exposure to light, temperature increases and decreases, movement, and humidity to name a few. As such, insurers may be required to pay the bill for lost or damaged goods. The application captures critical data of the status of goods (humidity, temperature, light and location) and encrypts the data using blockchain. This eliminates any potential tampering with the data collected about the conditions of the goods. For more information about the building IoT applications using low-code development, visit: https://www.mendix.com/insurance/

About Mendix Mendix is the fastest and easiest platform to create and continuously improve mobile and web applications that enable innovation. Recognized as a market leader by leading analysts, we help our customers digitally transform their organizations and industries by building, managing, and improving apps at unprecedented speed and scale. More than 4,000 forward-thinking insurance organizations and enterprises, including CapSpeciality, LV=, Medtronic and Philips, use our platform to build business applications to delight their customers and improve operational efficiency. Learn why customers give us high marks on Gartner Peer Insights.

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InfoVista and Cato Networks Announce Application Aware Managed SD-WAN Solution for Enterprises

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PARIS &InfoVista, the leading provider of application performance orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative digital enterprise, and Cato Networks, jointly announce at the SD WAN Summit in Paris, the availability of an integrated SD WAN gateway solution for enterprises. The solution delivers a global, secure, application aware network, optimized for the cloud and backed by best in class SLAs.

In today’s agile digital business environment, enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud services, accessed via the Internet, to reduce costs and to obtain greater flexibility in capacity demand. At the same time, many also need classic MPLS connections for site-to-site connectivity and maintain key applications in their own datacenters. This growing diversity of applications creates increasing strain on legacy networks to deliver the optimal user experience for all applications. Businesses need the ability to securely manage both Internet cloud migration and other WAN assets cost effectively, so that they can deliver the application performance their users and customers demand.

This new solution addresses the problem by providing a cost effective but more capable and agile network that offers enhanced security and application awareness tuned to business priorities and agility. In addition, the solution is enabled through the combination of InfoVista’s Ipanema Application Aware SD-WAN and Cato Cloud network service. It delivers globally orchestrated, application-aware SD-WAN together with centralized management of large scale networks and powerful, cloud-based security. This ensures that mission-critical applications can be securely delivered globally with optimal performance based on business objectives across any WAN infrastructure, while reducing costs.

Ipanema’s Dynamic WAN Selection (DWS) and Application Control Quality of Service (QoS) features allow each site in the network to select the right transport for each application on a per session basis. Internet-based applications are directed to the Cato Cloud via secure gateway connections by the Ipanema appliance, providing full cloud-based security. The Cato Cloud can also extend this functionality to mobile users, delivering secure and optimized performance to meet the needs of the agile workplace. The global connectivity offered can augment existing MPLS networks with secure cloud access, while enabling hybrid WAN connections, and offers an evolution path to secure, full-Internet connectivity in the future.

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About InfoVista

InfoVista is the leading provider of cost-effective network performance orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative world. Our award-winning offering empowers eighty percent of the world’s largest communications service providers, top mobile network operators, leading global enterprises and regulatory bodies worldwide to ensure a high-quality user experience by achieving optimal network performance and guaranteeing business-critical application performance. InfoVista’s expertise and innovations provide a new level of actionable network, application and customer intelligence, visibility and control across all services, all technologies, and all domains of both the fixed and mobile networks. Using our solutions, our customers deliver high-performing and differentiated services, plan and optimize networks to match application and service demands, benchmark their performance, and streamline network operations while keeping total cost of ownership as low as possible.

Syniverse Enables LTE Roaming for Alfa Telecom in Lebanon

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Syniverse today announced that it has signed a multiyear agreement to provide LTE roaming and real time monitoring services to Lebanon based operator Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT. The services support an enhanced 4G LTE experience for roaming subscribers and those visiting Lebanon.

“4G LTE service has moved from a next-generation technology to a mobile-service standard, and our customers are expecting 4G LTE speed and capacity anywhere they go,” said Marwan Hayek, Chairman and CEO of Alfa. “LTE roaming is the normal evolution to cater to our customers’ needs with data roaming traffic over our 3G+ network, which increased by 221 percent in 2016 compared to a year earlier.”

Hayek added, “Alfa is once again taking the lead and is the first operator in Lebanon to provide LTE roaming to our users offering them, in collaboration with Syniverse, a smooth and consistent 4G service wherever they travel. We will start providing the service to Alfa’s top roaming destinations and gradually expand our footprint to offer the most comprehensive LTE roaming coverage.”

A crucial part of LTE roaming involves the deployment of an IPX network, and Diameter, the industry-standard signaling protocol for messages from mobile devices, and the management of proper routing and delivery of Diameter signaling messages. Syniverse is providing its IPX with Diameter Signaling Service to Alfa Telecom in Lebanon as part of its global, reliable and secure platform. Syniverse’s IPX provides a comprehensive solution for LTE roaming with a carrier-grade connection to the company’s all-IP network connects over 1,000 operators, including over 280 direct connections.

The LTE service, combined with real-time network monitoring, takes a holistic approach to roaming that enables operators to efficiently and proactively solve subscribers’ problems and tailor their individual experiences within a flexible, cloud-based framework.

“With LTE connections projected to exceed 3.6 billion by 2020 and with 40 percent of global connections forecast to run on LTE networks by 2020, it’s mission-critical that mobile operators gain global reach with their LTE networks,” said Nour Al Atassi, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Syniverse. “As a pioneer in LTE roaming and provider of a completely private, global network through a secure, cloud-based platform, we’ll use our expertise to ensure that Alfa launches 4G roaming service to provide the highest level of LTE service to its customers.”

Syniverse’s agreement with Alfa in Lebanon continues a series of recent LTE accomplishments around the globe, including Cable & Wireless in the Seychelles, Warid Telecom in Pakistan, Ooredoo in Oman, Telin in Indonesia, LG Uplus in South Korea, and Saudi Telecom Company in Saudi Arabia.

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Syniverse recently published a global study analyzing LTE roaming traffic from over 1,000 mobile operators. The study reveals that with only 42 percent of world’s data roaming being LTE, the service is still a distant reality and a secure network backbone is now critical to accelerating LTE on a global scale. View the data here.

About Syniverse

Syniverse is the leading global transaction processor that connects approximately 1,500 mobile service providers, enterprises, ISPs and OTTs in nearly 200 countries and territories, enabling seamless mobile communications across disparate and rapidly evolving networks, devices and applications. We deliver innovative cloud-based solutions that facilitate superior end-user experiences through always-on services and real-time engagement. For more than 30 years, Syniverse has been simplifying complexity to deliver the promise of mobility – a simple, interoperable experience, anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.syniverse.com, follow Syniverse on Twitter or connect with Syniverse on Facebook.

CSG Wins Market Leadership Award from Frost andamp; Sullivan

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CSG International (NASDAQ CSGS), the trusted global partner to launch and monetize digital services, announces that Stratecast Frost & Sullivan has awarded the company its 2017 Global Stratecast CSP Monetization Interconnect & Settlement Market Leadership Award.

Frost & Sullivan’s Stratecast leadership award recognizes achievement in Communications Service Provider (CSP) monetization based on leadership in five distinct areas: end-to-end monetization; billing mediation; rating and charging; policy management; and interconnect, settlement and partner management.

CSG has been recognized for its leadership in interconnect and settlements, driven by its Wholesale Business Management Solution (WBMS), the world leader in partner settlement by number of customers, volume and revenue.

“CSG’s continued growth over the last few years, particularly with its WBMS solution, is a strong indication that CSP customers find the company’s products and solution delivery capabilities to either meet or exceed their expectations,” said Karl Whitelock, global director, Stratecast Operations, Orchestration, Data Analytics and Monetization Strategy. “In recognition of its ability to lead in global share for the interconnection and settlement market and to address CSP’s key challenges, Stratecast awards the 2017 Stratecast Global Market Leadership Award in CSP Monetization for Interconnect & Settlement to CSG.”

CSG’s WBMS has a large and diverse customer base of approximately 400 of the world’s leading CSPs in 120 countries. The solution offers a comprehensive yet cost-effective approach to simplify the control of complex interconnect agreements and processes for optimum revenue and profitability.

“As CSPs offer more digital services to consumers and businesses, the need to connect and share revenues with partners in the digital services ecosystem is growing exponentially,” said Ken Kennedy, executive vice president of Product Development at CSG International. “CSPs rely on robust interconnect and settlements solutions to monetize the digital services traffic crossing telecommunications networks each day. This capability is essential to the long-term profitability of CSPs worldwide and we are honored to be recognized for our commitment to excellence in this area.”

CSG received its Market Leadership Award during an award gala held in Austin, Texas on September 19, 2017.

About CSG International

CSG International (NASDAQ: CSGS) is the trusted global partner to help clients launch and monetize communications and entertainment services in the digital age. Leveraging 35 years of experience and expertise in voice, video, data and content services, CSG delivers market-leading revenue management and customer interaction solutions in licensed and managed service models. The company drives business transformation initiatives for the majority of the top 100 global communications service providers, including AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DISH, ESPN, Media-Saturn, Orange, Reliance, SingTel Optus, Telefonica, Telstra, Vodafone, Vivo and Verizon. For more information, visit our website at www.csgi.com.

Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) Market Continues to Decline in the Second Quarter of 2017, According to IDC

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Worldwide purpose built backup appliance (PBBA) company revenues were down 16.2% year over year, totaling $728.5 million in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose Built Backup Appliance Tracker. Total PBBA open systems factory revenue decreased 16.2% year over year during the quarter with revenues of $657.9 million. Mainframe systems sales were also down 15.4% in 2Q17. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped for 2Q17 totaled 858 petabytes, a decrease of 14.9% from 2Q16.

“The PBBA market remains in a state of transition, posting a 16.2% decline in the second quarter of 2017,” said Liz Conner, research manager, Storage Systems. “Following a similar trend to the enterprise storage systems market, the traditional backup market is declining as end users and vendors alike explore new technology. Cloud-based backup tiers, hybrid flash arrays, emphasis on replication and data recovery, as well as software-first approaches are all driving a new wave of data protection, including purpose-built appliances.”

Total Worldwide PBBA 2Q17 Results

Dell Inc maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 55.5% revenue share during the quarter, followed by Veritas with 17.3% share. IBM took the third position with 8.0% while HPE and Oracle tied* for the fourth position with 4.8% and 3.8% market share, respectively.

Top 5 Companies, Worldwide PBBA Factory Revenue, Second Quarter of 2017 (Revenues in $ Millions)

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2Q17 Market Share

2Q16 Revenue

2Q16 Market Share

2Q17/2Q16 Growth

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* – IDC declares a statistical tie in the worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market when there is a difference of one percent or less in the revenue share of two or more vendors.

a – Dell Inc. represents the combined revenues for Dell and EMC.

In addition to the table above, a graphic showing the worldwide revenue market share of the top 5 PBBA companies over the previous five quarters is available by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

Taxonomy Notes: IDC defines a purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) as a standalone disk-based solution that utilizes software, disk arrays, server engine(s), or nodes that are used for a target for backup data and specifically data coming from a backup application (e.g., NetWorker, NetBackup, TSM, and Backup Exec) or can be tightly integrated with the backup software to catalog, index, schedule, and perform data movement. The PBBA products are deployed in standalone configurations or as gateways. PBBA solutions deployed in a gateway configuration connect to and store backup data on general-purpose storage. Here, the gateway device is serving as the component that is purpose built solely for backup and not for supporting any other workload or application. Regardless of packaging (as an appliance or gateway), PBBAs can have multiple interfaces or protocols. Also, PBBAs often can provide and receive replication to or from remote sites and a secondary PBBA for the purposes of disaster recovery (DR).

IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Purpose Built Backup Appliance Tracker provides vendor share, market size, and forecasts for purpose-built backup appliances. IDC provides key market insights and growth for vendors participating in the PBBA market as well as those that may introduce new products. Revenue and capacity for disk systems behind PBBA gateways is included in the PBBA market sizing and in the forecast. Some PBBA solutions integrate the data movement engine (backup application) with the appliance, while others serve as only a target for incoming backup application data. Both solutions are included in the PBBA market sizing, although segmentation between the two product categories is provided.

For more information about IDC’s Worldwide PBBA Quarterly Tracker, please contact Hoang Nguyen at or hnguyen@idc.com.

About IDC Trackers IDC Tracker products provide accurate and timely market size, vendor share, and forecasts for hundreds of technology markets from more than 100 countries around the globe. Using proprietary tools and research processes, IDC’s Trackers are updated on a semiannual, quarterly, and monthly basis. Tracker results are delivered to clients in user-friendly excel deliverables and on-line query tools.

About IDC International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn.

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SGN Relies on CA Technologies to Secure its Digital Transformation Strategy

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CA Technologies (NASDAQ CA) today announced that SGN, one of the United Kingdom’s largest gas distribution network companies, has chosen CA Privileged Access Management to secure its cloud infrastructure.

SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland, the South of England and part of Northern Ireland.

“Security is a vital aspect of our innovation strategy and CA Technologies is the ideal partner to deliver complete protection. Their best-in-class security solution helps us to defend our cloud environment against the risks associated with privileged users,” says Mo Ahddoud, Chief Information Security Officer, SGN.

“CA Technologies is proud to be a trusted partner in SGN’s innovative cloud-first transformation programme,” says Marco Comastri, General Manager EMEA, CA Technologies. “It only takes a single, improperly authorised privileged account to cause widespread damage to an organization’s infrastructure, intellectual property and brand equity. CA Technologies solutions are used by hundreds of forward-thinking organizations like SGN.”

SGN has standardised on CA Privileged Access Manager to protect the applications and data residing in the company’s cloud environment, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). By providing the right access to the right resources at the right time – and when necessary, monitoring access to prevent privilege abuse – the CA solution is helping to secure the company’s digital transformation.

The security solution features numerous best practice capabilities that restrict, log and monitor the activities performed by privileged accounts. Role-based privileged access control and federated access control protect credentials, positively authenticating users and proactively controlling their activity to prevent policy violations, exposures and downtime.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.

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Intelandrsquo;s Josh Walden to Keynote at CTA and TechCoandrsquo;s Innovate Celebrate

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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today released a first look at Innovate Celebrate’s conference schedule, where the biggest names in tech meet the world’s most cutting edge startups. Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of the New Technology Group, Intel, will deliver a keynote address focusing on how Intel is driving the data revolution. Innovate Celebrate will be held October 9 11 at the InterContinental San Francisco in California.

“We are thrilled to have Intel’s Josh Walden as our keynote speaker this year, whose outlook on innovation and new technologies is shaping the future of computing and wearable devices. Intel is a prime example of how technology can be used to drive innovators both big and small,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Innovate Celebrate continues to offer engaging programming and be an intersection of many different tech communities. TechCo’s partnership with CTA allows this annual event thrive as a startup-friendly, premier conference that brings together tech companies to gain knowledge, identify new partners and collaborate,”

Co-hosted by CTA and TechCo, Innovate Celebrate has an exciting three day experience planned for attendees. Days will be packed with compelling speakers, fireside chats, industry panels, research forecasting, trend predictions, mentor sessions, workshops, coaching, networking events, excursions and more.

“We are excited to host the Innovate Celebrate conference with CTA, this time in the heart of San Francisco, and elevate the opportunity for our attendees and startup founders to connect with the investors, mentors, and industry leaders in attendance that will help them build a high-growth company,” said Frank Gruber, CEO and cofounder, TechCo. “This year we are hosting 100 Startup of the Year semifinalists from around the world. We are excited to see everyone in Silicon Valley this October.”

Innovate Celebrate will also host the fifth annual TechCo Startup of the Year competition. One hundred tech startups from around the world will compete for cash and prizes and the coveted title of “Startup of the Year.” Contestants will pitch to judges throughout the three day conference, culminating with a live, on-stage pitch competition in front of conference attendees. Last year’s winner, ShearShare, recently landed a partnership that allowed them to onboard their franchisees across more than 20 states. Other winners have sold their startups to Fortune 1000 companies or acquired funding from investors. Read more about the semifinalists.

Current event highlights include:

Tuesday, October 10

Wednesday, October 11

Take a look at the full schedule and check back often for updates. Register now or visit the Innovate Celebrate page for more information.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $321 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

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DISH Airs Live 4K College Football from FOX Sports

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DISH today announced that it will deliver select college football games from FOX Sports’ FS1 in 4K, beginning with the Oklahoma Baylor matchup on Saturday, September 23 at 6 30 p.m. ET. Games will be simulcast in the pixel packed format every weekend on DISH channel 540 throughout football season for Hopper 3 customers.

“DISH has offered 4K-ready set-top boxes for three years, and 4K TV market share is anticipated to exceed one-in-four U.S. households by the end of 2017,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH executive vice president and chief technology officer. “The missing element? 4K programming. That’s why it’s great to see forward-looking companies like FOX invest in 4K production, so together we can deliver live entertainment in crystal-clear resolution.”

This move is part of a broader agreement that includes future 4K coverage of college basketball games, Major League Baseball and NASCAR racing.

DISH offers a slate of 4K programming from NBCUniversal, Netflix, The Orchard and Mance Media. The company has also delivered special 4K broadcasts throughout the past year, including a live PPV broadcast of Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva mixed martial arts fight, Planet Earth II, and NBC’s coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro.

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