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International News on December 21, 2012

  • Four people were killed and several cops were injured in a shooting spree in rural Pennsylvania.
  • The United States, on Friday, said that Gujarat in India is an important state for its investment. However, it refrained from making any comment on the recent legislative assembly elections in Gujarat and on the issue of visa to Narendra Modi.

Toshiba's Semiconductor & Storage Products Company Acquires Integrated ISO 14001 Certification
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that its Semiconductor & Storage Products Company (S&S Co.) acquired integrated ISO 140011 certification of its operating bases worldwide at the end of October. Business Wire India

Aptina Introduces High-Speed, Broadcast Quality HD Video in New 8-Megapixel Smartphone and SportsCam Sensors
Today Aptina launched two ultra-fast 8-megapixel (MP) image sensors for mobile devices and sports cameras. The AR0835 sensor meets the accelerating demand within the mobile devices market, and the AR0835HS takes on the challenging sports camera markets for very fast, high performing cameras with still and video capabilities. Business Wire India

Silver Spring Networks Expands Smart Energy Platform to Support Commercial and Industrial Natural Gas Customers
Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced it is expanding the capabilities of its Smart Energy Platform to support commercial and industrial natural gas users Business Wire India

Professional Golfer Zach Johnson Joins Oakley Family
Oakley, Inc. today announced that Zach Johnson has joined its family of professional golfers. The latest player to become part of Oakley Golf, Johnson has relied on the company’s performance eyewear for years and will now take advantage of the innovations offered by Oakley performance golf apparel. Business Wire India

Williams Lea Appoints Pete Zillig as New CEO for Its Tag Business in Europe
Williams Lea, a leading global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) and Marketing Services, continues to strengthen its leadership team with the appointment of Pete Zillig as CEO of its combined Tag / Williams Lea Marketing Solutions business in Europe. Business Wire India

MasterCard’s Ajay Banga Demonstrates Commitment to Emerging Markets with Visit to Myanmar
MasterCard commits to drive electronic payments in emerging markets as Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterCard Worldwide travels through Southeast Asia. In Myanmar, he met with Governor U Than Nyein, of the Central Bank of Myanmar Business Wire India

Polaris FT’ Intellect Payments Rated ‘Best in Class’ for Payables Automation in Financial Services Technology Report
Polaris Financial Technology Ltd (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology Company, today announced that in the CEB TowerGroup research report, Polaris’ Intellect Payments received ‘Best in Class’ for Payables Functionality, one of three major categories in the assessment Business Wire India

IntercontinentalExchange to Acquire NYSE Euronext For $33.12 Per Share in Stock and Cash, Creating Premier Global Market Operator
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, and NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), the preeminent global equity, equity options and fixed income derivatives market operator, has announced a definitive agreement for ICE to acquire NYSE Euronext in a stock-and-cash transaction Business Wire India

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