Companies news of 2016-04-01 (page 1)

  • Elephant Talk Communications Receives Audit Opinion with Going Concern Explanation
  • Jumei Announces Resignation of Co-CFOs
  • Microchip Technology Provides Update On Closing Of Atmel Acquisition- Atmel Stockholders...
  • ATN Declares Quarterly Dividend
  • Magal S3 Acquires Aimetis Corp - a Global Leader in VMS Software: Diversifying and...
  • DST Systems, Inc. Announces Notification Of Earnings Release Date
  • CBIZ Acquires Actuarial Consulting Firm The Savitz Organization
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    Elephant Talk Communications Receives Audit Opinion with Going Concern Explanation

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Elephant Talk Communications Corp. ("ET" or the "Company"), a provider of cloud-based mobile network solutions, today announced that, as previously disclosed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which was filed on March 30, 2016, the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015 included in the Form 10-K contained an audit opinion from its independent registered public accounting firm which includes a going concern qualification.

    This announcement is made pursuant to NYSE MKT Company Guide Section 610(b), which requires separate disclosure of receipt of an audit opinion containing a going concern qualification.

    About Elephant Talk Communications Corp.:
    Elephant Talk Communications Corp. has developed a proprietary software and telecoms platform to provide cloud-based mobile network solutions to Communications Services Providers (MNOs, MVNOs), Enterprise, Government/Education Organizations, Application/Content and Retail Providers.

    Elephant Talk was founded by experienced software and telecom professionals to commercialize its pure software-based telecom platform (long before Software Defined Networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) were recognized concepts). The Company deployed its first virtual network (MVNO) platform for a major mobile carrier in 2008. Elephant Talk's turnkey mobile services platform is capable of supporting millions of subscribers. The new Executive Management team enhances the Company with a wealth of experience in the telecoms, software and technology sectors and has a proven track record in achieving rapid, financial and commercial growth. Please visit for more information.

    About ValidSoft UK Ltd.:
    ValidSoft, a subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Corp., secures transactions using personal authentication and device assurance. We enable our customers to enhance their security while improving their user experience, utilizing our multi-factor authentication platform, Voice Biometric engine and Device Trust technology, all of which may be used as 'stand-alone' or integrated into multi-vendor solutions. ValidSoft serves multiple clients across the financial services, government and enterprise sectors and is the only company to have been granted four European Privacy Seals, reflecting its commitment to strong data privacy. Visit:

    Forward-Looking Statements:
    Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to Elephant Talk's plans and objectives, projections, expectations and intentions (including, without limitation, Elephant Talk's plans in regard to its ValidSoft subsidiary). These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Elephant Talk's industry, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, the actual results and performance of Elephant Talk may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by law, Elephant Talk also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to the forward-looking statements made here. Additional information concerning certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in Elephant Talk's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available from the SEC or may be obtained upon request from Elephant Talk.

    Investor Contact:
    Capital Markets Group, LLC
    Alan Sheinwald or Valter Pinto
    PH: (914) 669-0222

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    Jumei Announces Resignation of Co-CFOs

    BEIJING, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jumei International Holding Limited ("Jumei" or the "Company"), China's leading online retailer of beauty products, today announced that Ms. Mona Meng Gao and Mr. Yunsheng Zheng, the co-chief financial officers of the Company, have tendered their resignations from their Co-CFO positions, in each case for personal reasons. The resignation of Ms. Gao is effective on April 1, 2016, and the resignation of Mr. Zheng will be effective in June, 2016.

    Mr. Leo Ou Chen, founder, chairman and CEO of Jumei, stated, "We greatly appreciate the contributions Yunsheng and Mona made during their tenures at the Company. We respect their decisions and wish them the very best in their future pursuits."

    About Jumei

    Jumei is China's leading online retailer of beauty products. Jumei's internet platform is a trusted destination for consumers to discover and purchase branded beauty products, fashionable apparel and other lifestyle products through the Company's and websites and mobile application. Leveraging its deep understanding of customer needs and preferences, as well as its strong merchandizing capabilities, Jumei has adopted multiple effective sales formats to encourage product purchases on its platform, including curated sales, online shopping mall and flash sales. More information about Jumei can be found at

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    Jumei International Holding Limited
    Mr. Sterling Song
    Investor Relations Director
    Phone: +86-10-5676-6983

    In China
    Mr. Christian Arnell
    Phone: +86-10-5900-1548

    In US
    Ms. Linda Bergkamp
    Phone: +1-480-614-3004

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    Microchip Technology Provides Update On Closing Of Atmel Acquisition- Atmel Stockholders Approve Transaction- Closing Expected on April 4

    CHANDLER, Ariz., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Microchip Technology Incorporated , a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that the Atmel stockholders have overwhelmingly approved the merger agreement with Microchip and that Microchip expects to close the merger on Monday, April 4, 2016. Stockholders of Atmel holding approximately 98.6% of the Atmel shares present at the meeting voted in favor of the merger.

    Microchip also announced that the average closing price of Microchip common stock based on the ten trading days ending on April 1, 2016 was $48.439 per share and, based on such price and the terms of the merger agreement, Microchip will issue a total of approximately 10.1 million shares to the stockholders of Atmel in the transaction with each share of Atmel common stock being exchanged for $7.00 per share in cash and $1.15 of Microchip common stock.

    Microchip management will host a conference call at 3:00 PM PDT (6:00 PM EDT) on Monday, April 4, 2016 following the closing of the merger. On this call, Microchip will provide information about the expected financial results for Atmel for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 that analysts and investors should find useful in modeling the results of Microchip following the closing. Thus, analysts and investors may want to hold off incorporating Atmel's results with Microchip's financial model until after the conference call. This call will be simulcast over the Internet at The webcast will be available for replay until April 11, 2016.

    A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available at approximately 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on April 4, 2016 and will remain available until 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on April 11, 2016. Interested parties may listen to the replay by dialing 719-457-0820 and entering access code 5614017.

    Cautionary Statement:

    Certain statements in this release, including those relating to the expected closing date of the merger and modeling the results of Microchip following the closing, are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of business, economic, legal and other risks that are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict, including, but not limited to: the actual timing of the closing of the acquisition, the satisfaction of the conditions to closing in the acquisition agreement, any termination of the acquisition agreement, the costs and outcome of any current or future litigation involving Microchip, Atmel or the acquisition transaction; and general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally. For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to the SEC filings of Microchip and Atmel including those on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

    You can obtain copies of such filings and other relevant documents for free at Microchip's website (, at Atmel's website ( (as applicable) or the SEC's website ( or from commercial document retrieval services.

    Stockholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. Neither Microchip nor Atmel undertakes any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this April 1, 2016 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    About Microchip Technology

    Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at

    About Atmel

    Atmel Corporation is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with intelligent and connected solutions focused on the industrial, automotive, consumer, communications and computing markets. For more information, visit the Atmel website at

    Note: The Microchip name and logo are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.

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    ATN Declares Quarterly Dividend

    TORONTO, April 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) (TSXV-SAT),

    In accordance with the Company's quarterly dividend policy, the board of directors declared on April 1, 2016 a dividend of $0.02 on each common share outstanding, payable, on April 30, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business of April 15, 2016.

    The dividend policy will be reviewed periodically by the board of directors. The board of directors has the sole discretion to declare and to adjust or eliminate dividends based on relevant considerations, including the Company's need to retain capital to support its stability and growth, and compliance with applicable laws.

    The Company advises that the dividend to be paid on the common shares on April 30, 2016 is designated as an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes.

    We are a Canadian media company with all of our operations in Canada. ATN serves Canada's diverse cultural communities with 54 premium specialty television channels. ATN offers its flagship general interest service "ATN HD", several Bollywood movie channels with hundreds of movies a month, and a variety of channels that include sports, news, music, lifestyle, spiritual and several regional language channels. ATN is Canada's pioneer of World Class Cricket. ATN operates a South Asian Radio Service on Satellite Radio across Canada and the United States. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture (TSXV-SAT). For more information please visit

    For more details on ATN visit

    Neither the Toronto Venture Exchange, nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the exchange), accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

    Certain information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, including the risk that the Company may in future change its dividend policy. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements.

    The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to the Company. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in filings by the Company with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at

    Asian Television Network International Limited

    CONTACT: K. Classen, CFO, Asian Television Network International Limited,
    Markham, Ontario, L3R 8E4, 905-948-8199

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    Magal S3 Acquires Aimetis Corp - a Global Leader in VMS Software: Diversifying and Expanding Its Product Portfolio

    YEHUD, Israel, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

    Magal Security Systems, Ltd. today announced that Senstar, its fully owned subsidiary based in Canada, acquired Aimetis for an enterprise value of approximately US$ 14 million.

    Aimetis is a Canadian-based company, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario. It is a global leader in intelligent IP video management software (VMS), and was recently recognized by Deloitte, a leading consulting and accounting firm, as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America.

    Saar Koursh, CEO of Magal S3, commented, "Aimetis' product portfolio is highly complementary to Senstar's large portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), adding a state of the art video surveillance offering with unmatched solutions for outdoor and critical sites. The acquisition expands the product portfolio by about 20%, and diversifies our offering into new markets such as education, health care and retail. Aimetis is a fast growing company, and we expect the acquisition to be increasingly accretive to Magal from 2017, with no significant effect on the bottom line in 2016."

    Brian Rich, President of Senstar, commented, "We welcome the very talented team at Aimetis to Senstar and look forward to realizing the synergies between our companies by expanding our product offering, customer reach and leveraging our global geographical footprints. Together, we now have a unique offering of intelligent video combined with the strongest cyber security solution in the market for video and general physical security networks."

    Marc Holtenhoff, CEO of Aimetis, commented, "Aimetis is proud to join the Senstar team and contribute our market leading intelligent network video management solutions to an industry leading portfolio of security and safety products. The acquisition comes at an ideal time with the launch of our new Symphony version 7 just around the corner. We look forward to growing as part of Senstar and Magal."

    About Senstar

    Senstar, a trusted innovator safeguarding people, places and property, has been manufacturing, selling and supporting the world's largest portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection sensor technologies for 35 years. Senstar is also a leading provider of life safety / emergency call solutions, as well as of a new line of solutions that protect security networks against cyber threats. Senstar's products and solutions can be found around the world in more than 80 countries, in tens of thousands of sites including borders, ports, military and government, correctional facilities and other critical sites.

    About Aimetis

    Aimetis Corp. simplifies the management of network video for security surveillance by offering smart solutions with the lowest cost of ownership for our connected world. Combining an industry leading video management system with integrated analytics and centralized management in the cloud, Aimetis delivers the most scalable and easiest to use video management platform on the market. Founded in 2003, Aimetis has established itself as a global leader in intelligent video management from its headquarters in Waterloo, Canada. Aimetis has distributors and certified partners in over 100 countries and serves a variety of industries, including retail, transportation, and others.

    About Magal S3

    Magal S3 is a leading international provider of solutions and products for physical and cyber security, as well as safety and site management. Over the past 42 years, Magal S3 has delivered tailor-made security solutions and turnkey projects to hundreds of satisfied customers in over 80 countries - under some of the most challenging conditions.

    For more information: Magal S3 Saar Koursh, CEO Tel: +972-3-539-1421 Assistant: Ms. Elisheva Almog E-mail: EmptyBreak:MARKER GK Investor Relations Ehud Helft/Gavriel Frohwein Tel: (US) +1-646-201-9246 E-mail:

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    DST Systems, Inc. Announces Notification Of Earnings Release Date

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Systems, Inc. will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016, on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 5:30 A.M. Central Time.

    The Company will host a conference call the same day at 7:30 A.M. Central Time. The dial-in number for domestic callers is (866) 610-1072 and for international callers is (973) 935-2840. Callers should reference the access code of 71871302 or DST's First Quarter Earnings Release.

    A telephone replay of the call will be available from April 21, 2016, at 10:30 A.M. Central Time through April 28, 2016, at 11:00 P.M. Central Time. The replay number for domestic callers is (800) 585-8367, and for international callers is (404) 537-3406, with the access code of 71871302.

    Interested parties may listen to the conference call via a live webcast from the DST Systems, Inc. website ( To access the webcast from the DST homepage, first click the Investor Relations link and then select the appropriate webcast. To begin listening to the webcast (at 7:30 A.M. Central Time), follow the provided instructions. The call cannot be accessed prior to 7:30 A.M. Central Time.

    The archived webcast will be available in the Investor Center of DST's website until the subsequent webcast link is available.

    About DST Systems

    DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world's most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements. For more information, visit the DST website at

    Contact: Gregg Wm. Givens
    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    DST Systems, Inc.
    333 West 11(th) Street
    Kansas City, MO 64105-1594
    +1 816 435 5503

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    CBIZ Acquires Actuarial Consulting Firm The Savitz Organization

    CLEVELAND, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CBIZ, Inc. (the "Company") today announced that it has acquired The Savitz Organization ("Savitz") effective April 1, 2016.

    Founded in 1968, Savitz is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Newton, MA. Savitz is an employee retirement and health and welfare benefits firm that provides actuarial, consulting and administration outsourcing services. Savitz has 110 employees and recorded approximately $20.0 million in revenue during 2015.

    Commenting on joining CBIZ, Ed Bishop, Managing Principal of Savitz, stated, "We are very excited to join CBIZ, an organization that shares our commitment to client service and employee growth. As part of CBIZ, we will be able to better serve our clients by offering a wider array of services and more depth to support their business needs. Our staff will also benefit from the expanded growth opportunities of a national organization."

    Jerry Grisko, President and CEO of CBIZ stated, "Savitz has an excellent reputation in the industry and we look forward to working with Ed and his team. This acquisition will enable us to further expand our credentialed actuarial team and expertise, particularly within the municipal and Taft-Hartley markets. The addition of Savitz along with several recently completed actuarial acquisitions positions CBIZ as a leading benefits outsourcing provider that can serve virtually every need of a domestic pension plan sponsor."

    "We are pleased to be able to close this acquisition early in the second quarter and remain confident in the 2016 guidance we provided in February of revenue growth within a range of 6% to 8%, diluted earnings per share growth of 9% to 12% and adjusted EBITDA of $93.0 million to $95.0 million," concluded Grisko.

    Named one of America's 2015 Best Employers and ranked as the #1 employer in the consulting and accounting industry by Forbes magazine, CBIZ, Inc. provides professional business services that help clients better manage their finances and employees. CBIZ provides its clients with financial services including accounting, tax, financial advisory, government health care consulting, risk advisory, real estate consulting, and valuation services. Employee services include employee benefits consulting, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan consulting, payroll, life insurance, HR consulting, and executive recruitment. As one of the largest accounting, insurance brokerage and valuation companies in the United States, the Company's services are provided through more than 100 Company offices in 33 states.

    Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to adequately manage and sustain its growth; the Company's dependence on the current trend of outsourcing business services; the Company's dependence on the services of its CEO and other key employees; competitive pricing pressures; general business and economic conditions; and changes in governmental regulation and tax laws affecting the Company's insurance business or its business services operations. A more detailed description of such risks and uncertainties may be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    For further information regarding CBIZ, call our Investor Relations Office at (216) 447-9000 or visit our web site at

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    CONTACT: Lori Novickis, Director, Corporate Relations, CBIZ, Inc.,
    Cleveland, Ohio, (216) 447-9000

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    SiriusXM Expands Roster for Masters 2016 CoverageCraig Stadler, Hale Irwin, and Dave Stockton will all debut new SiriusXM shows during Masters week, joining Masters champions and SiriusXM hosts Ben Crenshaw, Larry Mize and othersMasters week coverage includes more than 70 hours of original talk programming, plus more than 20 hours of live play-by-play from Augusta NationalSiriusXM listeners will have access to special audio from Masters archives

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced its comprehensive coverage for the 2016 Masters Tournament, which is highlighted by more than 70 hours of original talk programming, more than 20 hours of live Tournament play-by-play, several new shows hosted by past Masters champions and contenders, a guided course tour with Ben Crenshaw and Lou Holtz, and historic audio from the Augusta National archives.

    Masters week on SiriusXM programming is available to subscribers nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92), on the SiriusXM app and at

    "We're very pleased to be expanding our roster with distinguished hosts and enhancing our Masters week coverage," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "Our listeners are getting insight from a remarkable group of personalities - several of whom have competed in and won the Masters - giving our audience a very special perspective on the course, the competition and the Tournament's rich history."

    Highlights include:

    Live Masters Play-by-Play
    Listeners will hear live hole-by-hole commentary from Augusta National starting at 2:00 pm ET each day of play - Thursday, April 7, through Sunday, April 10 - that will follow the action on the course and provide updates on players moving up and down the leader board.

    Access to the Masters Archives
    SiriusXM will give listeners access to rare audio from Augusta National's exclusive archives on a special Masters History show. Airing April 4 at 1:00 pm ET (and replaying April 9 at 8:00 am ET), the show will feature an audio history of the Masters going back to its origins in the 1930s, Tournament highlights over many decades, archived interviews with legendary champions like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and more.

    New SiriusXM Shows Debut from Augusta
    SiriusXM will debut three new shows live from Augusta, Ga., during Masters week, each hosted by players who finished at or near the top of the Masters leader board.

    --  1982 Masters champion Craig Stadler will unveil his new show, I am the
    Walrus, so named for Stadler's longtime moniker. I am the Walrus
    premieres live from Augusta, Ga., on April 5 at 1:00 pm ET and will air
    monthly on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.
    --  World Golf Hall of Fame member Hale Irwin, who has four top-five
    finishes in the Masters (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977), will host the debut of
    his new monthly show, The Follow Through with Hale Irwin and John
    Feinstein, live on April 6 at 1:00 pm ET.
    --  Dave Stockton, the renowned short game guru who finished as runner-up in
    the 1974 Masters, will premiere his new monthly show, Own Your Game,
    live from Augusta, Ga., on April 5 at 4:00 pm ET.

    Tour of Augusta National with Crenshaw and Holtz
    Two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw and Lou Holtz, both SiriusXM hosts, will take listeners on a tour of the course, describing each hole from tee-to-green, and providing a first person perspective on the allure and challenges of the Masters. The special airs April 5 at 9:00 pm ET.

    Exclusive Shows Hosted by past Masters Champions, Top Finishers and More

    --  A new episode of Crenshaw on Golf, hosted by two-time champion Ben
    Crenshaw (1984, 1995), will air April 5 at 2:00 pm ET.
    --  The Larry Mize Show, hosted by the 1987 Masters champion and Augusta,
    Ga., native, will air on April 6 at 5:00 pm ET.
    --  2005 Masters runner-up Chris DiMarco will host his show, Opinionated,
    April 5 at 12:00 pm ET.
    --  Mark Lye, who led the 1984 Masters going into Sunday's play and
    eventually finished tied for sixth, hosts Time To Let It Fly on April 5
    at 8:00 pm ET.
    --  Listeners will hear live shows throughout the week hosted by renowned
    instructors Hank Haney, Golf Channel's Michael Breed, David Leadbetter,
    Jim McLean, Claude Harmon III and Larry Rinker.
    --  SiriusXM's Masters week programming will also feature shows hosted by
    John Feinstein, John Maginnes, Mark Carnevale, Brian Katrek, Carl
    Paulson, Dennis Paulson, David Armitage, Brian Bateman, Debbie Doniger,
    Conrad Ray, Frank Darby, Brian Crowell, Matt Adams, Ben Shear, Taylor
    Zarzour, Fred Albers, Kyle Gentry and others, as well as select Golf
    Channel programming.

    Play-by-play broadcasts of the Masters are produced by Westwood One. For more information, visit or follow @TheMasters on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    About SiriusXM

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has 29.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic(TM), SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic(R), NavWeather(TM). SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine(TM), Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation(TM), XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine(TM). In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2.7 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

    To download SiriusXM logos and artwork, visit

    This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

    The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: our substantial competition, which is likely to increase over time; our ability to attract and retain subscribers, which is uncertain; consumer protection laws and their enforcement; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; the market for music rights, which is changing and subject to uncertainties; our dependence upon the auto industry; general economic conditions; the security of the personal information about our customers; existing or future government laws and regulations could harm our business; failure of our satellites would significantly damage our business; the interruption or failure of our information technology and communications systems; our failure to realize benefits of acquisitions or other strategic initiatives; rapid technological and industry changes; failure of third parties to perform; harmful interference to our service from new and existing wireless operations; our failure to comply with FCC requirements; modifications to our business plan; our indebtedness; our principal stockholder has significant influence over our affairs and over actions requiring stockholder approval and its interests may differ from interests of other holders of our common stock; and impairment of our business by third-party intellectual property rights. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

    Source: SiriusXM

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    Andrew Fitzpatrick

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    PR Newswire Case Study Shares How Lavu Surpassed Lead Generation Goal by 200%

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brands have consistently been turning to content marketing as a way to encourage customer engagement. The most effective content marketing, however, turns engagement into revenue and business growth.

    Lavu, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based developer of a mobile point of sale (POS) system, focuses on creating meaningful interactions with their key audiences. As part of their communications and marketing strategy, Lavu creates compelling content to foster engagement and capture the attention of their market.

    Lavu partnered with PR Newswire to create a branded landing page with a lead generation form to engage audiences and drive additional leads and prospects. With this, they were able to maximize the use of their content and help identify new leads and opportunities for revenue growth. The details of their strategy are discussed in PR Newswire's latest case study, Lavu Generates Quality Leads and Increases Brand Awareness: A Multimedia News Release Case Study.

    The case study features strategic takeaways from Lavu's experience, such as:

    --  How to leverage original content to generate leads and boost revenue
    --  How a multimedia landing page can engage the media and consumers; and
    --  How to achieve greater online visibility and increased brand awareness
    with content syndication.

    For more insight on how Lavu was able to share compelling content, drive demand and capture valuable leads with their multimedia news release, download the free case study here.

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    Verizon completes sale of landline assets in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc. today announced the completion of its sale of local landline assets, operations and businesses in California, Florida and Texas.

    Frontier Communications Corporation now owns and operates these landline businesses, which include broadband, video, voice and Fios operations in the three states.

    The sale does not include the services, offerings or assets of other Verizon businesses, such as Verizon Wireless and Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

    The transaction is valued at approximately $10.5 billion (approximately $7.5 billion net of income taxes), subject to certain adjustments and including Frontier's assumption of $0.6 billion in debt.

    The transaction concentrates Verizon's landline operations in contiguous northeast markets - which will enhance the efficiency of the company's marketing, sales and service operations across its remaining landline footprint. It also allows Verizon to further strengthen and extend its industry leadership position in the U.S. wireless market, while returning value to Verizon's shareholders. As previously announced, Verizon is using the proceeds of the transaction to pay down debt.

    Approximately 9,400 Verizon employees who served customers in California, Florida and Texas are continuing employment with Frontier.

    Further details will be available when Verizon announces first-quarter 2016 results on April 21.

    Verizon Communications Inc. employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at News releases are also available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit

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    Portland Trail Blazers Deploy Digimarc Barcode to Elevate Fan Experiences through Engaging Mobile ContentBlazers team app uses the Digimarc Discover(R) Mobile SDK to launch online experiences from promotional materials and arena audio for deeper fan engagement

    BEAVERTON, Ore., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digimarc Corp. today announced that the Portland Trail Blazers have partnered with the company to introduce a first-of-its-kind FanScan feature for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team's official mobile app. Powered by the Digimarc Discover(R) Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK), the app lets pro basketball fans use their mobile devices to scan enhanced print media -- such as team posters, the BlazerDancers calendar and game programs -- and to 'listen' to audio played during the game to trigger access to digital content including exclusive videos, real-time game schedule information and behind-the-scenes photos.

    The imperceptible Digimarc Barcode, part of the Digimarc Discover(R) platform, makes any media impression a gateway to rich, digital experiences without visibly altering the design aesthetics in print or the audio quality of the original media. With today's announcement, the Portland Trail Blazers become the first major professional sports franchise to improve the fan experience with Digimarc's technology. Now, Blazers fans can interact with FanScan-ready materials, which will deliver a mobile experience unmatched by any other professional or amateur sports team.

    "The Blazers franchise prides itself on embracing new technology in creative ways to build a deeper relationship with our fans, who have increasingly high expectations," said Dewayne Hankins, senior vice president of brand strategy and digital, Portland Trail Blazers. "Digimarc is helping us bring exciting new experiences to the fans. Now their phone helps fans become even more involved with the team whether at the game or away from the arena."

    "Fandom is such a personal experience. Mobile engagement is about continuing to build that relationship with your most important consumers," said Whitney Wagoner, director, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon. "The Trail Blazers clearly have established themselves as innovators in the digital and fan engagement space. This partnership with Digimarc is another step to allow them to find out more about their customers, develop a deeper connection with their fans and provide value back to their loyal supporters."

    The Digimarc Discover(R) Mobile SDK allows application developers to build and deploy best-in-class mobile apps that scan imperceptible Digimarc Barcodes in print, packaging, and audio, as well as traditional UPC barcodes and QR codes more efficiently and reliably than ever, to unlock information and experiences for consumers. Digimarc Discover is a key part of the company's Intuitive Computing Platform (ICP) that aims to make technology innately easy to use. ICP enables mobile devices such as smartphones and other computer interfaces to respond to the user's environment by acting as an extension of their eyes and ears, using the camera to look or the microphone to listen for digital signals everywhere and instantly identify almost anything. Learn more about Digimarc Discover(R) Mobile SDK at

    "Using the Digimarc Discover Mobile SDK, the Trail Blazers bolstered their mobile app with a world of new functionality," said Larry Logan, chief marketing officer at Digimarc. "As the first professional sports team to embrace the technology, the Trail Blazers have a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate what is possible not only in a live game-time environment, but also how technology can delight fans at every touch point - at home, on the go, and in the arena. We're excited to be a key element of the Trail Blazers fan experience strategy and look forward to collaborating on expanded interactive initiatives."

    About Digimarc
    Digimarc Corp. , based in Beaverton, Oregon, is inventor of the Digimarc Discover(R) platform featuring the invisible Digimarc Barcode for automatically identifying and interacting with virtually any media. The platform enables industrial scanners, smartphones, tablets and other computer interfaces to reliably, efficiently and economically identify traditional barcoded items, along with many other media objects. Digimarc Barcodes are imperceptible to people and do all that visible barcodes do, but perform better. They can be applied to virtually all forms of media. These remarkable capabilities have allowed Digimarc and its business partners to supply a wide range of patented consumer engagement, media management and security solutions across multiple consumer and government industry sectors. Digimarc owns an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media object discovery, and intuitive computing more generally. For more information and the latest news, please visit and follow on Twitter at @DigimarcCorp.

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    Spring Ahead with FCA360

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Each month, the digital magazine FCA360 provides in-depth feature articles about FCA US LLC and its Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep(R), Ram, Mopar and SRT vehicles and products.

    Optimized for use on multiple web browsers and mobile devices, FCA360 enables users to explore product news, innovations, lifestyle, professional achievement and travel from every angle. Major stories about FCA US, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies, can be found on FCA360 at

    This month's edition includes:

    --  Ram Rolls Out Tire Tread-Pattern Seats - The Ram Truck interior design
    team pushed the creative envelope in creating one-of-a-kind seating in
    the new 2017 Ram Power Wagon. The team's Chief Interior Designer Ryan
    Nagode talks about the creative process behind taking the unique seat
    tread design from concept to reality.
    --  Coming Soon: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica - As the original creator of the
    minivan more than 30 years ago, production of the Company's
    next-generation minivan is under way at Windsor (Ont.) Assembly Plant.
    Constructed on an all-new platform, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will
    deliver ride and handling capabilities that not only exceed its primary
    competitors, but are on par with high-end premium sedans.
    --  Fiat 500: Ridiculously Good Looking, Ridiculously Dependable - J.D.
    Power recently ranked the Fiat 500 highest in its City Cars Vehicle
    Dependability Study, proving once more that FIAT is excellent at
    creating cars that are not only ridiculously good looking, but also
    ridiculously dependable.
    --  Mopar Connects Owners and Cars in Real-time - How well do you really
    know your vehicle? The Mopar Owner Connect website and mobile app enable
    owners of 2011-2015 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT and FIAT vehicles to
    access real-time driver and lifestyle information right at their
    fingertips - anytime, anywhere.

    About FCA US LLC
    FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

    FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."

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    Halogen Software Named One of Canada's Top 100 Small and Medium Employers for 2016

    Leader in cloud-based talent management solutions earns recognition for outstanding employee and leadership development initiatives, dedication to CSR and benefit and perks program

    OTTAWA, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Halogen Software has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Small & Medium Employers for 2016 for its company culture and innovate human resources and employee development programs.

    Now entering its fourth year, Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers evaluates and ranks the nation's best workplaces based on several criteria such as social and physical workplace dynamics, performance management programs, development opportunities, perks and benefits, and community involvement.

    "We're thrilled to be recognized for providing an exceptional workplace for our employees. At Halogen, our mission is to help organizations win with talent. And the same is true at our own organization because we believe our employees are our greatest competitive differentiator," says Dominique Jones, Chief People Officer, Halogen Software. "Employee development and fostering a culture of continuous feedback and recognition is an integral part of our culture. Our employees enable us to achieve outstanding business outcomes and fantastic outcomes for our customers."

    Based in Ottawa, the award acknowledges Halogen's rapid growth with the addition of 130 new full-time positions in the past two years. Halogen's innovative corporate and HR programs also contributed to its recognition as a top place to work. Some of these programs include:

    --  The company has created a culture of recognition and feedback, honoring
    exceptional performance through various awards, including peer-to-peer
    recognition, long-service awards, and the Halogen PRO award, for
    employees who have outperformed their responsibility or demonstrated
    --  Halogen's Emerging Leaders Program, which identifies high potential
    employees and invests in specialized development opportunities to
    prepare them for future leadership positions.
    --  The company also invests heavily in leadership through other initiatives
    including a Leadership Effectiveness Analysis survey, leadership pods,
    leadership development plans and the Annual Leadership Conference.
    --  Halogen's Brilliant Beginnings New Graduate Program exposes new
    graduates to different aspects of the business and offers a robust
    development plan to guide them through their first year on the job.
    --  The company is highly committed to giving back to the community via its
    Halogen Helps committee. Over the past three years alone, Halogen and
    our employees have raised more than $200,000 for charities such as the
    Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, the Ottawa Humane Society,
    Make-A-Wish Foundation and Second Harvest Food in North America, as well
    as the Child Funeral Charity in the UK and Beyond Blue in Australia.
    --  Halogen offers a competitive perks and benefits package which includes a
    RRSP matching program, tuition subsidies, and three weeks of paid
    --  The company is invested in the long-term development of its employees
    through training and development opportunities including conferences,
    mentorship opportunities, and in-house and online training programs.

    To view the complete list of the 2016 Canada's Top 100 Small & Medium Employers, visit:

    About Halogen Software

    Halogen Software offers a cloud-based talent management suite that reinforces and drives higher employee performance across all talent programs -- whether that is performance management, learning and development, succession planning, recruiting and onboarding, or compensation. With over 2,100 customers worldwide, Halogen Software has been recognized as a market leader by major business analysts and has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Halogen Software's powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are used by organizations that want to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information, visit: Subscribe to Halogen Software's TalentSpace blog: or follow Halogen Software on Twitter:

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    Comarco Licenses Patented Power Technology to Targus International LLC

    LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Comarco, Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement with Targus International LLC ("Targus") and FT 1, Inc. (formally Targus Group International, Inc.), settling a dispute that was scheduled for arbitration next month. Under the terms of the agreement, Comarco has granted Targus a license to use the company's patented technology relating to power adapters for charging and powering portable electronic devices in exchange for a cash payment and future royalties in certain circumstances.

    "We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Targus which further validates our patents and proprietary technology," said Tom Lanni, Comarco's President and Chief Executive Officer. "This is our third successful completion of litigation in the last two years related to our efforts to enforce the company's patents and proprietary technology," Mr. Lanni continued. Comarco successfully concluded two separate litigations involving its patents or proprietary technology in 2014. "We continue to press our patent infringement claims against Apple and Best Buy, and will continue our efforts to secure license agreements that respect and validate the significant patent portfolio that Comarco built by investing years of time and money on research and development. In the meantime, we continue to invest in building our intellectual property and expanding our patent portfolio."

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    Although forward-looking statements in this release reflect the good faith judgment of our management, such statements are only based on facts and factors known by us as of the date of this release. Consequently, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in or anticipated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences in results and outcomes include, without limitation, those specifically addressed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

    About Comarco

    Based in Laguna Niguel, Calif., Comarco develops technologies and products for the charging of portable battery powered devices. Our products are aimed at the mobile user and charge a multitude of devices ranging from laptop computers, tablets, mobile phones, smart phones as well as many other devices. Our extensive portfolio of 49 U.S. patents and a number of foreign patents is the result of years of research and development programs to provide charging solutions for portable electronic devices to original equipment manufacturers and retail outlets. Comarco continues to expand its patent portfolio, and has commenced efforts to enhance shareholder value through the monetization of this significant corporate asset. The Company's Web site can be found at

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    Zecotek Announces Significant Opportunity for LFS Scintillation Crystals and Enters Radiation Safety and Homeland Security Market Due to World Events and Demand by OEMs

    SINGAPORE, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. , a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, is pleased to announce that it has received preliminary orders for its patented Lutetium Fine Silicate (LFS) scintillation crystals from major OEMs developing radiation monitoring and detection devices. The LFS crystals will be tested in devices used in homeland security and border protection and safety, specifically border security, land crossings, airports, harbours and strategic government buildings.

    "Our LFS scintillation crystals are once again being considered as an important component in the radiation detection market due to their superior attributes," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. "LFS crystals are ideal at detecting small amounts of radiation due to their unique combination of characteristics: high energy resolution, low background noise, high light yield and short decay time. We are working with our strategic partners to capture this meaningful opportunity, and expect the requirement for LFS crystals to grow substantially."

    World events such as the Fukushima disaster, growing security threats worldwide, increased security budgets of port authorities, the aviation industry, sporting events, and the growing threat of nuclear terrorism have contributed to the significant growth of the overall radiation safety market. Experts have published that the market for instruments specifically designed to measure radiation is estimated to grow to US$3.5 billion by 2022.

    A scintillation detection system consists of scintillation crystals, photo detectors, an electric signal and processing electronics. The systems can be made quite large and are widely used in radiation detection, assay of radioactive materials and physics research because they can be made inexpensively with good quantum efficiency. Furthermore, the device can measure both the intensity and the energy of incident radiation. The scintillation crystals generate photons (light) in response to incident radiation. A sensitive photo detector converts the light to an electrical signal.

    Zecotek's LFS scintillation crystals are ideal for the application of radiation detection because they have higher spectroscopic resolution and a decay constant that is 10 times faster and more accurate than competing crystals. Zecotek is working closely with OEMs to develop detection devices for various application and with its strategic partnerships it is ready to handle any sudden increase in crystals production.

    About Zecotek

    Zecotek Photonics Inc is a photonics technology company developing high-performance scintillation crystals, photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D auto-stereoscopic displays, 3D metal printing, and lasers for applications in medical, high-tech and industrial sectors. Founded in 2004, Zecotek operates three divisions: Imaging Systems, Optronics Systems and 3D Display Systems with labs located in Canada, Korea, Russia, Singapore and U.S.A. The management team is focused on building shareholder value by commercializing over 50 patented and patent pending novel photonic technologies directly and through strategic alliances and joint ventures with leading industry partners including Hamamatsu Photonics (Japan), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland), Beijing Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. (China), NuCare Medical Systems (South Korea), the University of Washington (United States), and National NanoFab Center (South Korea). For more information visit, and follow @zecotek on Twitter.

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    Canon Unveils 11 New Monochrome imageCLASS ModelsLaser MFPs, Copiers and Printers Designed to Support the Varying Needs of Today's Work Environments

    MELVILLE, N.Y., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses of any size require dependable, print technology to help meet the demands of fast-paced work environments. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Company has refreshed and expanded its imageCLASS lineup with 11 new high-performing, black-and-white laser models, including five single-function printers, four multi-function printers and two copiers. Leveraging the quality and reliability of the imageCLASS lineup, these new models are designed to maximize results for customers across various segments, all the way from personal users to enterprise business employees.

    "Whether an employee of a corporation, or an individual in a home office, users require intuitive devices that will work as hard as they do," said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "This expansion of the imageCLASS portfolio offers professionals user-friendly devices that provide in-demand features for the fast-paced, modern workplace."

    Designed for Personal and Small/Home Office
    The compact imageCLASS LBP151dw printer provides a reliable desktop companion for home offices and environments where space is at a premium. This wireless printer has a very small operational footprint, and can be used with most Apple and Android phones and tablets by leveraging the Canon PRINT Business application, while Mopria Print Service and Google Cloud Print are also supported.*

    According to IDC, approximately 75 percent of workers surveyed see as much value in printing from their smartphone or tablet as printing from a computer, while 15 percent say it actually provides greater value.(1) Via near field communication (NFC), the imageCLASS MF416dw multifunction printer (MFP) and imageCLASS D1550 copier enable users to conveniently "tap and print" from a nearby, compatible mobile device.** Equipped with a larger 3.5-inch LCD color touch screen display and intuitive user interface, these devices, as well as the new MF414dw MFP and D1520 copier, also feature wireless direct connection, allowing users to easily connect to mobile devices without the need for a router. Additionally, the new imageCLASS D1550 and D1520 copiers feature a legal-size platen glass, making them an excellent choice for small workgroups within legal firms and government offices.

    Designed for Mid-Size Organizations and Enterprise Environments
    The imageCLASS LBP251dw and imageCLASS 253dw models, best-suited for small and mid-size businesses, print up to 35 pages per minute, and feature wireless direct connection, with the imageCLASS LBP253dw also supporting NFC.

    Mid-size and larger organizations require durable devices that not only achieve daily tasks, but are fully designed to support increased frequency and variety of use. The high-speed (at up to 58 and 65 pages-per-minute, respectively, the fastest Canon single-function printers in the U.S. to date), high-paper capacity (up to 3600 sheets) imageCLASS LBP351dn and LBP352dn models can be configured with up to four optional cassettes, intended to reduce the number of times users must replace paper, and provide increased flexibility for firms needing to print on media of various sizes. Both products leverage new large capacity toner cartridges that last for up to 11,000 pages for the standard version and up to 25,000 pages for the high-yield version, enabling customers to maximize their return on investment.

    Mid-size and larger organizations can also benefit from the features provided by the imageCLASS MF419dw and MF515dw models, which allow users to print directly from mobile compatible devices, while the MF515dw is also the fastest monochrome imageCLASS MFP to date at speeds up to 42 pages per minute. The MF515dw leverages toner cartridges that last for up to 6,000 pages for the standard version, and up to 12,500 pages for the high-yield version, enabling customers to maximize their return on investment. Furthermore, the MF419dw and MF515dw models - as well as the LBP253dw, LBP351dn and LBP352dn printers - support uniFLOW output management software, enabling enterprises to effectively manage the equipment in mixed-fleet environments.

    The imageCLASS D1550 and D1520 copiers, MF416dw and MF414dw multifunction printers, and LBP251dw and LBP151dw printers will be available through select retailers beginning in April at minimally advertised prices (MAP) of $599, $499, $499, $399, $299 and $169, respectively. The imageCLASS LBP352dn, LBP351dn, MF515dw, MF419dw and LBP253dw machines will be available starting in May through exclusive channel resellers.

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    About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. , ranked third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015** and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED(R) Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

    ** Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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    1 IDC Multi-Client Study, Mobile Device Users/Non-Users: Print, Scan, Document Management, Worldwide, July 2015.

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    Digital Realty Schedules First Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. , a leading global provider of data center and colocation solutions, announced today that it will release its financial results for the first quarter 2016 after the market closes on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The company will host a conference call to discuss these results at 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

    To participate in the live call, investors are invited to dial +1 (888) 317-6003 (for domestic callers) or +1 (412) 317-6061 (for international callers) and reference the conference ID #8994685 at least five minutes prior to start time. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Investors section of Digital Realty's website at

    Telephone and webcast replays will be available one hour after the call until 9:00 a.m. EDT on May 28, 2016. The telephone replay can be accessed by dialing +1 (877) 344-7529 (for domestic callers) or +1 (412) 317-0088 (for international callers) and using the conference ID #10083613. The webcast replay can be accessed on Digital Realty's website.

    For Additional Information:

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    (415) 738-6500

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    About Digital Realty
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 1,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

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    Marquis Industries and Isaac Capital Group Co-Sponsor Boston Marathon Runner to Benefit Caroline Previdi Foundation in Memory of Sandy Hook Victim

    LAS VEGAS, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Marquis Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Live Ventures Incorporated ("Live Ventures" or the "Company"), a diversified holding company, and the Isaac Capital Group today announces a $10,000 donation to the Caroline Previdi Foundation. The donation is being made on behalf of Marquis employee, Chet Graham, who will be participating in the 2016 Boston Marathon in support of The Caroline Previdi Foundation. Mr. Graham started "Team Caroline" as a participating team in the marathon to bring awareness and support to the foundation.

    Caroline Previdi, Mr. Graham's niece, was killed in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Since then, he started the 501(c)(3) foundation to help raise money to provide scholarships to deserving children who may not have the means to participate in important extracurricular activities, including dance, art, music and sports.

    "Caroline truly loved participating in the arts and in sports, and the Sandy Hook tragedy cut short a beautiful life full of energy and potential," said Mr. Graham. "Our work with the foundation is designed to celebrate all of the beauty that life has to offer, and we are proud to help ensure that children in need have access to those types of activities that Caroline loved. It is our sincere desire to give such a horrible tragedy a meaningful outcome by sharing the advantages that Caroline enjoyed with other children."

    "Chet has been an amazing employee at Marquis. Marquis is extremely proud to provide this donation in Caroline's honor and to support his upcoming participation in the Boston Marathon," said Tim Bailey CEO of Marquis Industries.

    The foundation connects with local marathons and other fundraising events. This is the first time the foundation has entered the national scene by participating in the Boston Marathon. For more information about the Caroline Previdi Foundation, please visit To learn how to contribute to Mr. Graham's fundraising efforts as he participates with "Team Caroline" in the Boston Marathon, please visit

    About Live Ventures Incorporated
    Live Ventures Incorporated is a diversified holding company with several wholly-owned subsidiaries and a strategic focus on acquiring profitable companies that have demonstrated a strong history of earnings power. Live Ventures Incorporated provides, among other businesses, marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. We operate a deal engine, which is a service that connects merchants and consumers via an innovative platform that uses geo-location, enabling businesses to communicate real-time and instant offers to nearby consumers. In addition, we maintain, through our subsidiary, ModernEveryday, an online consumer products retailer and, through our subsidiary, Marquis Industries, a specialty, high-performance yarns manufacturer, hard-surfaces re-seller, which is a top-10 high-end residential carpet manufacturer in the United States. Marquis Industries, through its A-O Division, utilizes its state-of-the-art yarn extrusion capacity to market monofilament textured yarn products to the artificial turf industry. Marquis is the only manufacturer in the world that can produce certain types of yarn prized by the industry.

    For more information, please visit

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    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In accordance with the safe harbor provisions of this Act, statements contained herein that look forward in time that include everything other than historical information, involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's actual results. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. LiveDeal, Inc. may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by the company, including, but not limited to, plans and objectives of management for future operations or products, the market acceptance or future success of our products, and our future financial performance. The company cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in the company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, most recent Form 10-Q, and other filings with the U S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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    "Own with Bell" and watch On Demand movies as often you want
    --  Own with Bell launches today featuring blockbuster Star Wars: The Force
    --  Bell Fibe TV and FibreOP TV customers can rent On Demand movies once and
    watch them as many times as they want

    MONTR√ČAL, April 1, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced Own with Bell, a new Bell TV feature that gives customers ongoing access to their On Demand movies as long as they are with Bell Fibe TV or Bell Aliant FibreOP TV. Own with Bell launches today with box office shattering Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the first title offered, and unlimited access to more movies available soon.

    "Own with Bell is yet another example of the innovation that has transformed Bell into Canada's largest and fastest-growing TV provider," said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business. "Our team is dedicated to bringing Canadian consumers the best viewing options available in North America across every platform - like Restart, the Fibe TV app and now unlimited on demand access to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and other major movies through Own with Bell."

    Own with Bell is available now through the Fibe TV and FibreOP TV On Demand menus. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available for $24.99. For more information about Bell Fibe TV and Bell Alliant FibreOP TV, please visit or

    With more than 2.7 million TV customers, Bell is Canada's largest television provider. Nielsen Consumer Insights reported in October that Bell Fibe TV and FibreOP TV were the Top 2 TV services most recommended by customers in Canada*.

    Bell Fibe TV and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV have become the top choices for Canadian consumers thanks to a strategy of constant service innovation, including:

    --  Restart, which lets customers restart TV shows already in progress or up
    to 30 hours after they started.
    --  Resume, enabling customers to change channels while replaying a show,
    change back to the original channel, and pick up where they left off.
    --  Trending, which lists the 5 most-watched shows in Canada in both English
    and French at any given time and lets customers switch to watch live or
    Restart from the beginning.
    --  The Fibe TV app, which brings the Fibe experience to tablets and
    smartphones with access to more than 300 live and on-demand channels and
    the ability to fully control TVs with mobile devices including the Apple
    --  Wireless TV receivers that let customers put their TVs where they want
    without drilling holes or plugging in more cables - all that's needed is
    a power outlet.

    *Findings based on data collected by Nielsen through Bell Customer Interaction Metric research between September 10 and 30, 2015 for the Canadian residential market using custom online panel research.

    About Bell
    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone, small business and enterprise communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital and out of home media. Bell is wholly owned by Montrťal's BCE Inc. . For more information, please visit

    The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let's Talk Day and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit

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    Honeywell Completes Acquisition Of Xtralis- Xtralis is a Leader in Aspirating Smoke Detection, Remote Visual Monitoring of Fire and Intrusion Threats, Perimeter Intrusion Sensors, and Video Analytics Software- Strengthens Honeywell's Security and Fire Portfolio and Will Benefit from Honeywell's Global Scale and Sales Channels

    MELVILLE, N.Y., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell announced that it has completed its acquisition of Xtralis, a leading global provider of aspirating smoke detection, advanced perimeter security technologies, and video analytics software for $480 million.

    "The acquisition of Xtralis is a good strategic fit to our current fire detection portfolio and will bring unique capabilities and customer solutions in remote visual verification of fire and intrusion risks, advanced perimeter security technologies, and video analytics software," said David Paja, president, Honeywell Security and Fire. "This acquisition helps us expand our Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) business and will help enable strong growth in the coming years."

    Xtralis aspirating smoke detection solutions protect many Fortune 500 companies, iconic sites, and critical infrastructures worldwide to provide very early warning and verification of threats to speed response time and minimize facility damages and potential injuries.

    The company will be integrated into Honeywell's Automation and Control Solution strategic business group.

    Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

    This release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    8point3 Energy Partners Enters Into Agreements to Acquire Interests in 90 Megawatts of Solar Projects50 MW Hooper Project and 40 MW Kingbird Project Expand 8point3's Utility Portfolio Upon Closing;ROFO Portfolio Adjusted to Support the Partnership's Targeted Long-Term Growth

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 8point3 Energy Partners LP , the joint venture formed by SunPower and First Solar , announced today that it has entered into agreements to acquire an interest in the 50 megawatt (MW) Hooper Project from SunPower and the 40 MW Kingbird Project from First Solar. These drop-down acquisitions are expected to generate approximately $9 million in combined annual pre-tax cash flow and have a 20 year average contract life.

    "We're pleased to announce our second and third drop-down transactions today," said Chuck Boynton, CEO of 8point3 Energy Partners. "These acquisitions continue our long-term strategy of adding high quality solar projects with investment grade off-takers to our portfolio."

    Hooper and Kingbird Project Details

    The 50 MW Hooper Project is located in Colorado's San Luis Valley and commenced operations in December 2015. Xcel Energy is purchasing the power generated by the Hooper Project under a 20 year power purchase agreement. All conditions have been satisfied and the transaction is expected to close today.

    The 40 MW Kingbird Project has been acquired and is located in Kern County, California. Construction of the plant is expected to be completed next month. Following commercial operation, power generated by the Kingbird Project will be sold to member cities of the Southern California Public Power Authority and the City of Pasadena under separate 20 year power purchase agreements.

    "These transactions, along with our purchase of the Kern County School District project in January, should enable us to achieve our targeted annual distribution growth rate of 12-15 percent through the end of 2017 without additional project acquisitions," Boynton added.

    ROFO Portfolio Adjustment

    With the increased opportunity to potentially acquire solar power plant projects beyond 2016 due to the recent extension of the federal Investment Tax Credit and with the desire to finance acquisitions on favorable terms while simultaneously maintaining a conservative capital structure, the partnership has agreed to make certain adjustments to the ROFO portfolio. These adjustments include (i) waiving the partnership's right of first offer on a portion of First Solar's interest in the 300 MW Stateline Project and (ii) adding First Solar's 179 MW Switch Station Project in Nevada to the ROFO portfolio, which has an expected commercial operation date in 2017. 8point3 Energy Partners now expects to be offered First Solar's remaining ownership stake in the Stateline Project, approximately 35 percent in the aggregate, at the end of 2016 or the first half of 2017. The partnership believes that these adjustments better align the ROFO portfolio with its targeted long-term growth plan while maintaining its stated targeted annual distribution growth.

    About 8point3 Energy Partners

    8point3 Energy Partners LP is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by First Solar, Inc. and SunPower Corporation to own, operate and acquire solar energy generation projects. 8point3 Energy Partners' primary objective is to generate predictable cash distributions that grow at a sustainable rate. The partnership owns interests in projects in the United States that generate long-term contracted cash flows and serve utility, commercial and residential customers. For more information about 8point3 Energy Partners, please visit:

    For 8point3 Energy Partners Investors

    This press release includes various "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements expressing management's expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections and assumptions. You can identify our forward-looking statements by words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "goals", "objectives", "outlook", "intend", "plan", "predict", "project", "risks", "schedule", "seek", "target", "could", "may", "will", "should" or "would" or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. In accordance with "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, these statements are accompanied by cautionary language identifying important factors, though not necessarily all such factors, which could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those set forth in forward-looking statements. In particular, expressed or implied statements concerning the expectations of plans, strategies, objectives and growth and anticipated financial and operational performance of the partnership and its subsidiaries, including guidance regarding the partnership's revenue, adjusted EBITDA, cash available for distribution and distributions, other future actions, conditions or events such as the projected commercial operation dates of projects, future operating results or the ability to generate sales, income or cash flow or to make distributions are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Future actions, conditions or events and future results of operations may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, April 1, 2016, and we disclaim any obligation to update such statements for any reason, except as required by law. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this paragraph. Many of the factors that will determine these results are beyond our ability to control or predict. These factors include the risk factors described under "Risk Factors" in the partnership's Transition Report on Form 10-K for the transition period from December 28, 2014 to November 30, 2015, filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on January 28, 2016. If any of those risks occur, it could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Because of these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement.

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    Qualcomm and Ricardo Sign Commercial Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging License Agreement-- Global Automotive Engineering Consultancy Licenses Qualcomm Halo(TM) Patent Portfolio --

    SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated and Ricardo today announced they have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology license agreement. Ricardo, a global engineering, strategic, technical and environmental consultancy business, with world-renowned expertise in powertrain and vehicle engineering - including the niche manufacture and assembly of high-performance products - has licensed Qualcomm Halo(TM) technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted to Ricardo a royalty-bearing technology license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for automobile manufacturers. Qualcomm subsidiaries will provide technical expertise and engineering support.

    There is an increasing focus from automakers on hybrid and electric vehicles as they look to reduce tail pipe emissions. Ricardo sees WEVC as an enabling technology for automakers to drive mass adoption of EV/PHEVs by simplifying the charging challenge. Ricardo views Qualcomm Halo technology as an advanced WEVC solution that has the potential to encourage more widespread adoption of EVs, meeting the requirements of automakers and drivers for simple and convenient EV charging.

    Working with Qualcomm will enable Ricardo to design and build WEVC systems that meet automakers' requirements for wireless charging today and in the future, as demand becomes more prevalent for higher power, faster charging, different deployment methods such as buried charging pads, and for WEVC systems which charge SUVs, taxis and autonomous vehicles.

    "The increasing electrification of transportation is important in enabling society to reduce its reliance upon CO(2) emitting fossil fuels while also improving the quality of air in our towns and cities," said Dave Shemmans, chief executive officer, Ricardo. "Wireless charging is a potentially very promising enabler for more widespread adoption of pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, with consequent environmental benefits. I am extremely pleased, therefore, that through the agreement announced today, Ricardo is now able to engineer solutions based on Qualcomm Halo technology, as an integral part of our own portfolio of low and zero emission vehicle and transportation technologies."

    "Ricardo brings a wealth of automotive engineering expertise and a real focus on performance, advanced engineering solutions, and a deep understanding of the direction the automobile industry is headed," said Steve Pazol, vice president and general manager, wireless charging, Qualcomm Incorporated. "We are pleased to be working with Ricardo. This collaboration further strengthens the Qualcomm Halo automotive supply chain, providing options for WEVC both to the traditional automakers and the burgeoning EV entrants."

    Ricardo will benefit from comprehensive engineering support provided by Qualcomm subsidiaries which aims to enhance their ability to develop commercially viable and technically advanced WEVC systems and will support the future design of evolving WEVC systems. Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology has been developed with a focus on cost and package optimization, power, interoperability, and co-existence with vehicles systems. An advanced technology pipeline delivers ongoing improvements, supporting standardized and interoperable WEVC technology suitable for stationary and, eventually, dynamic charging.

    Qualcomm continues to expand commercial relationships across the EV ecosystem, reinforcing the value of its technology, and its engineering and collaborative approach. For more information on Qualcomm Halo, visit

    About Qualcomm Incorporated

    Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

    About Ricardo

    Ricardo plc is a global, world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. Our people are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high efficiency, low emission, class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. With a century of delivering excellence and value through technology, our client list includes the world's major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organizations, energy companies, financial institutions and governments. Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion, we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success. For more information, visit

    Qualcomm Halo technology is licensed by Qualcomm Incorporated.

    Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Halo is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.

    Qualcomm Contacts:
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    AU Optronics Corp. Files 2015 Annual Report on Form 20-F

    HSINCHU, Taiwan, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

    Issued by: AU Optronics Corp.
    Issued on: March 21, 2016

    AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") today announced that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The 2015 20-F is available on AUO's website at and on the website of the SEC at Hard copies of the audited financial statements included in the 2015 Form 20-F are available upon request to shareholders free of charge. To request a copy of the 2015 Form 20-F, please forward your request to


    AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world's leading providers of optoelectronic solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 85 inches. Based on its profound R&D and manufacturing experience, AUO continues to develop advanced display technologies of the next generation. AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in 2008. By building a vertically integrated high-efficiency solar value chain, AUO provides its customers with high-efficiency solar solutions. AUO currently has global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands, Czech and Slovakia. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO has also been named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index from 2010 to 2015. AUO generated consolidated revenues of NT$360.35 billion in 2015. For more information, please visit

    Safe Harbour Notice

    AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") , a global leader of TFT-LCD panels, today announced the above news. Except for statements in respect of historical matters, the statements contained in this Release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements were based on our management's expectations, projections and beliefs at the time regarding matters including, among other things, future revenues and costs, financial performance, technology changes, capacity, utilization rates, yields, process and geographical diversification, future expansion plans and business strategy. Such forward looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including risks related to the flat panel display industry, the TFT-LCD market, acceptance of and demand for our products, technological and development risks, competitive factors, and other risks described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21st, 2016.

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    CONTACT: Gwen Ting Corporate Communications Division AU Optronics
    Corp. Tel: +886-3-5008800 ext 7259 Fax: +886-3-5772730 Email: Jessie Lee Corporate Communications Division AU
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    Lockheed Martin-Led Team Awarded Contract to Build LCS 25U.S. Navy exercises contract option to procure additional Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship

    WASHINGTON, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded the Lockheed Martin -led industry team a contract for one fully funded Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The contract award includes funding for seaframe construction, systems integration and testing.

    Leveraging savings from its block buy contract, the U.S. Navy exercised an option to build an additional Freedom-class LCS under its current block buy arrangement. LCS 25 will be the 11th ship procured under the 2010 block buy contract and the 13th Freedom-class variant overall. LCS 25 is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2020.

    "We are proud to continue our partnership with the U.S. Navy to build and deliver the capable Freedom-class LCS to the fleet," said Joe North, vice president and general manager of Littoral Ships and Systems. "Over 12,000 people and 500 suppliers in 37 states contribute to this critical program and will continue to do so as we transition to the new Freedom-class Frigate in the coming years."

    Under the current 10-ship block buy, costs per ship have dropped significantly to half the cost of the first ships of class and two ships per year are being delivered to the Navy.

    The Lockheed Martin-led industry team is currently in full-rate production of the Freedom-class variant, and has delivered three ships to the U.S. Navy to date. There are seven ships in various stages of construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, with three more in long-lead production.

    The LCS's modular design and affordable price achieves increased capacity and capability so the Navy can provide presence where and when needed, with a level of force that will deter and defeat threats. USS Freedom and USS Fort Worth have demonstrated the Freedom-variant's value to the fleet with two successful operational deployments to Southeast Asia, sailing more than 180,000 combined nautical miles since delivery.

    The Freedom-variant's steel monohull design is based on a proven, survivable design recognized for its stability and reliability. With 40 percent reconfigurable shipboard space, the hull is ideally suited to accommodate additional lethality and survivability upgrades.

    Fincantieri Marinette Marine is building the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship in Marinette, Wisconsin, with naval architect Gibbs & Cox of Arlington, Virginia, providing engineering support. The industry team invested over $100 million to modernize the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, hire additional staff and train a new workforce.

    For additional information, visit our website:

    About Lockheed Martin
    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that - with the addition of Sikorsky - employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

    About Fincantieri Marinette Marine
    Founded in 1942, Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) is located on the Menominee River flowage into Green Bay. The largest shipyard in the Midwest, FMM has delivered more than 1,300 vessels to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and commercial customers, including the technologically advanced Littoral Combat Ship Freedom variant for the U.S. Navy. In 2008, FMM along with several sister shipyards also based in the Great Lakes region, became part of FINCANTIERI, one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation, with almost 21,000 employees, of whom approximately 7,700 in Italy, 21 shipyards in 4 continents. FINCANTIERI operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group, serving both civilian and government customers. Over the past five years, FINCANTIERI invested more than $100 million in both capital infrastructure and its resources to support FMM's transformation into what is now one of the best shipyards in the United States. Employing approximately 1,500 employees, today FMM is a state-of-the-art, full service new construction shipyard.

    About Gibbs & Cox
    Gibbs & Cox, the nation's leading independent maritime solutions firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering and design, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The company, founded in 1929, has provided designs for nearly 80 percent of the current U.S. Navy surface combatant fleet; approaching 7,000 naval and commercial ships have been built to Gibbs & Cox designs.

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    LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results on Monday, April 11, 2016

    BEIJING, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. ("LightInTheBox" or the "Company"), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015 before the open of U.S. markets on Monday, April 11, 2016.

    LightInTheBox's management will hold a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2016 (8:00 p.m. Beijing Time on the same day).

    Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

    US Toll Free: 1-866-519-4004 Hong Kong Toll Free: 800-906-601 Mainland China: 400-620-8038 International: +65-6713 5090 Passcode: 84083736

    A telephone replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the conference call through April 18, 2016. The dial-in details are:

    US: +1-646-254-3697 Hong Kong: +852-3051-2780 International: +61-2-8199-0299 Passcode: 84083736

    Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company's Investor Relations website at

    About LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

    LightInTheBox is a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. The Company offers customers a convenient way to shop for a wide selection of products at attractive prices through its, and other websites and mobile applications, which are available in 27 major languages and cover more than 80% of global Internet users.

    For more information, please visit

    Investor Relations Contact:

    Ms. Xiaoyan Su
    Phone: +86-10-5900 3429


    Ms. Linda Bergkamp
    Phone: +1-480-614-3004

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    Tencent Cloud Helps Chinese Enterprises Go Global

    SHENZHEN, China, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tencent Cloud, the cloud business division of Tencent Holdings Limited ("Tencent" or the "Company", SEHK: 00700), a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, recently announced global support to provide cloud service to Chinese enterprises seeking overseas expansion.

    Tencent Cloud has well-equipped data centers in North America, Hong Kong, and a soon to be completed one in Singapore to provide secure and highly cost efficient IT infrastructure to support Chinese businesses expanding beyond China.

    This new service is a part of Tencent's "Connection" strategy, through which Tencent strives to provide partners with a wide range of products and services to grow a healthy global ecosystem for all industries, both online and offline.

    Tencent Cloud's network integration reduces IT costs and simplifies management by providing one unified global network. Companies like online game developers can launch their games worldwide simultaneously while Tencent Cloud allows users to be near their servers to ensure the best online experience.

    Tencent offers two special packages for quality app developers, including free trials on content delivery networks, dedicated consultations, and customized overseas cloud deployment solutions.

    Tencent's cloud service business achieved over 100% YoY revenue growth in FY2015 as it promoted its services to key enterprise customers from a range of industries across eCommerce, O2O services, online games, online video and Internet finance.

    About Tencent

    Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day, hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume information and seek entertainment through our integrated platforms. Tencent's diversified services include QQ, Weixin/ WeChat for communications; Qzone for social networking; QQ Game Platform for online games; and Tencent News for information and Tencent Video for video content.

    Tencent was founded in Shenzhen in 1998 and went public on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2004. The Company is one of the constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Index. Tencent seeks to evolve with the Internet by investing in innovation, providing a mutually beneficial environment for partners, and staying close to users.

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    Canny Lo
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    (852) 3148 5100

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    Web site: Is Making Savings Even Easier for Windows 10 Users

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --, Quotient Technology Inc.'s flagship savings destination, is making it easier for Windows 10 users to save. Whether you're grocery shopping or looking for deals on a summer trip, the recently launched app for Windows 10 provides a universal savings experience for all Microsoft devices including PC, tablet, and phone.

    "Our goal is always to give shoppers an easy way to save money," said Julie Gerdes, senior director of consumer products at Quotient. "With the app for Windows 10, we give millions of consumers yet another way to take advantage of the great savings our offers provide. And as with all Quotient products, we will continue to collect feedback and make improvements over time."

    The app provides instant access to hundreds of deals through digital grocery coupons, e-commerce codes and savings offers at nearby stores. Shoppers can easily select and print offers right from any of their devices.

    Key features of the new app for Windows 10:

    --  Cortana support: Open the app by telling Windows 10's virtual assistant,
    Cortana, to "launch," "show printable coupons with" or "show coupon codes."
    --  Universal design: The app is built from the universal Windows platform
    with a friendly user interface, allowing quick printing straight from
    the user's PC, tablet or mobile phones.
    --  Live Tiles: Easily pin the app to the user's Start menu for
    quick access. The Live Tile will show top grocery offers.

    "We are excited that has brought its app to Windows 10," said Dave Miller, Senior Director, Windows Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "This puts an easy way to save money right in the hands of Microsoft customers."

    The free app is available in the U.S. and can be downloaded in the Windows Store. For more information on Quotient, contact or visit

    About Quotient Technology Inc.

    Quotient Technology Inc. , formerly Incorporated, is a leading digital promotion and media platform that connects brands, retailers and consumers. We distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products, including: digital printable coupons, digital paperless coupons, coupon codes, card linked offers and a receipt scanning, cash back app. We operate Retailer iQ, a real-time digital coupon platform that connects into a retailer's point-of-sale system and provides targeting and analytics for manufacturers and retailers. We also power digital coupon initiatives in online marketing campaigns -- including display and video advertising. Our distribution network includes our flagship site,, approximately 30,000 third-party publishers, as well as our mobile applications,, Grocery iQ, Shopmium, and those of our many partners. Clients include hundreds of consumer packaged goods companies, such as Clorox, Procter & Gamble, General Mills and Kellogg's, as well as top retailers like Albertsons-Safeway, CVS, Dollar General, Kroger, and Walgreens. Founded in 1998, Quotient is based in Mountain View, Calif., and is bringing the multi-billion dollar offline promotions industry into the digital world. Learn more about the company at or follow us at @Quotient.

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    BD Announces Live Webcast Of Second Fiscal Quarter Earnings Conference Call

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) announced today that it will conduct a live webcast of its second fiscal quarter 2016 earnings conference call on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. (ET). BD will issue a press release detailing the quarter's earnings earlier that morning.

    The webcast of the conference call, along with related slides, will be accessible through BD's website at and will be available for replay through Thursday, May 12, 2016.

    About BD
    BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes. The company partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD has more than 45,000 associates across 50 countries who work in close collaboration with customers and partners to help enhance outcomes, lower health care delivery costs, increase efficiencies, improve health care safety and expand access to health. For more information on BD, please visit

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    comScore Expands Partnership with DISH-- Renewal Enables Holistic Metrics Measurement Across Screens --

    RESTON, Va. and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. today announced a new long-term agreement with DISH Network L.L.C to renew its integration of DISH's TV viewing information with comScore's TV measurement service. The integration of DISH's aggregated and projected TV viewing with comScore's services will provide the industry with more dynamic measurement and holistic reporting.

    DISH, a leader in addressable and advanced advertising, has been a partner of comScore (formerly Rentrak) for nearly 10 years, and was Rentrak's first data partner with a national footprint. comScore provides DISH with an internal system to make programming, marketing and advertising decisions every day. comScore also helps DISH accurately measure addressable campaigns, allowing brands to deliver more relevant messages to viewers.

    "DISH is a major partner that helped us change the measurement landscape by allowing massive and passive television measurement across a national footprint," said comScore's Chief Executive Officer, Serge Matta. "With our renewed partnership, advertisers can continue to get credible measurement, while creating ways to further increase the effectiveness and efficiency of advertising campaigns."

    "comScore and DISH have been pioneers for years, leading the industry with accurate viewership measurement," said Vice President of DISH Media Sales and Analytics, Adam Gaynor "This renewal signals our commitment to serving our customers and the industry's desire for reliable measurement."

    About comScore
    comScore, Inc. is a leading cross-platform measurement company that precisely measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. comScore completed its merger with Rentrak Corporation in January 2016, to create the new model for a dynamic, cross-platform world. Built on precision and innovation, our unmatched data footprint combines proprietary digital, TV and movie intelligence with vast demographic details to quantify consumers' multiscreen behavior at massive scale. This approach helps media companies monetize their complete audiences and allows marketers to reach these audiences more effectively. With more than 3,200 clients and global footprint in more than 75 countries, comScore is delivering the future of measurement. For more information on comScore, please visit

    About DISH
    DISH Network Corp. , through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.897 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Dec. 31, 2015, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit

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    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
    This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, but not limited to, expectations regarding the impact and benefits of impact of the partnership between comScore and DISH, financial or otherwise. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: the features and characteristics of the products, the rate of development of the digital marketing intelligence, Internet advertising and e-Commerce markets; the growth of the Internet as a medium for commerce, content, advertising and communications; and the acceptance of new products and methodologies by the industry, including existing and prospective clients.

    For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to comScore's most recent respective Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Reports on Form 10-K and from time to time other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which are available on the SEC's Web site (

    Stockholders of comScore are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. comScore does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after the date of this press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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