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ExxonMobil Celebrates Singapore Chemical Plant Expansion
ExxonMobil reinforced its long-term supply commitment to the fast-growing Asia-Pacific market today during an event celebrating the expansion of its Singapore chemical production facility.   Business Wire India

Marvel Digital Features Ultra-D™ Glasses-Free 3D at CES 2014
Stream TV Networks will announce details about its key alliances and strategies for its Ultra-D 4K glasses-free 3D technology at a 2 pm press conference today at the Venetian Hotel, Marcello Ballroom 4503 during CES in Las Vegas.   Business Wire India

Join the Winning Team with One of Braun’s Highly Awarded Shavers
Just like Braun’s Global Brand Ambassador, four times F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, Braun is stepping onto the winner’s podium this winter to accept a host of the planet’s most renowned product awards Business Wire India

Verimatrix Highlights Benefits of Cloud-based Hybrid Networks to Drive Multi-screen Business Models at Convergence India 2014
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Samsung Launches ‘Guru Shiksha’ Program to Train ITI Teachers
Samsung today announced the launch of its ‘Guru Shiksha’ program, a first of its kind initiative to train teachers of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) located in Delhi NCR on troubleshooting, installation and demonstration of Samsung products including mobile phones and home appliances Business Wire India

First Advantage Clinches Top Background Screening Service Provider Award in China
First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced that is has been recognized by TopHR, a leading Human Resources media company in China, as the Best Background Screening Service Provider in the 2013 China HR Pioneer Awards Business Wire India

Rob Wilkinson to Lead ACE’s General Insurance Business in Thailand
ACE Group, one of the world’s largest multi-line property and casualty insurers, announced today the appointment of Rob Wilkinson as the new Country President to lead its general insurance operations in Thailand - ACE INA Overseas Insurance Company Limited. Mr. Wilkinson, whose appointment was effective on 6 January replaces incumbent, Mr Business Wire India

Navrita Software Launches Kreato CRM for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
Navrita Software, the India based software product company, has launched its complete CRM solution, Kreato CRM, as a SaaS solution. Kreato CRM is tailored for small & mid-sized businesses and divisions of large enterprises with built-in all must have CRM features, multiple add-on modules, various apps Integration and provided at affordable monthly subscription Business Wire India

Avaya Receives Three New Contact Center Awards from Frost & Sullivan in Asia Pacific
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Panasonics 4K Exhibit at CES 2014
Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will exhibit its latest 4K products and technologies, as well as novel 4K solutions for business with these 4K technologies as their core, at the 2014 International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics show, held from January 7 to 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA Business Wire India

One Laptop Per Child Adds a New Dedicated XO-Learning App Store and an Expanded Line of Mobile Learning Devices
Continuing its mission to put connected educational technology into the hands of children worldwide, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) announced today the release of its new XO-4 Touch touchscreen laptop running Android and the Dreams Store, a dedicated XO-Learning App Store that will launch with over 500 apps for OLPCs line of mobile learning devices Business Wire India

ManageEngine Positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring for Third Year in a Row
ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc Business Wire India

Analogix and ZTE Nubia Partner on First 4K Resolution Smartphone for Ultra-HD Big-Screen Viewing with SlimPort Interface
ZTE Corp. and Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. are demonstrating the industry’s first 4K capable smartphone under ZTE’s premium Nubia brand during this week’s 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas. The Nubia 4K capable smartphone features a built-in SlimPort® interface solution from Analogix Semiconductor, Inc Business Wire India

Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement to Operate Conrad Fort Lauderdale Resort and Residences
Hilton Worldwide announced today that it has signed definitive agreements with CFLB Partnership LLC to open and operate a 290-room Conrad Hotels & Resorts branded residence and resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Business Wire India

ABRAXANE® Plus gemcitabine Receives European Marketing Authorization for First-Line Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
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Certified Polished Diamond Prices -4.5% in 2013
Polished diamond prices fell in 2013 as economic growth slowed in China and India. Diamond trading was supported by stable U.S. demand and a shift toward lower price point, commercial-quality diamonds. Sentiment improved in December due to steady U.S. Christmas holiday sales and rising expectations for the Chinese New Year. However, liquidity in the cutter and dealer markets remains tight Business Wire India

StepStone Appoints Three Senior Executives to Real Assets Platform
StepStone Group LP (“StepStone”), a leading global private markets firm, today announced the appointment of David Altshuler, Brenden Woods and Kate Budiselik as senior executives in its real assets platform Business Wire India

Siemens PLM Software Consistently Recognized by Dataquest Magazine as the Leading PLM Vendor in India
Dataquest magazine, India’s leading information technology (IT) publication, has recognized Siemens PLM Software as the leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions in India for the third consecutive year. Dataquest ranked Siemens PLM Software as the leading vendor in the PLM market in India during FY 2013 with a market share of 22 percent Business Wire India

Quintiles’ Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings Call Scheduled for Thursday, February 13th
Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (NYSE: Q) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013 prior to its investor call on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 8 a.m. EST to discuss fourth quarter financial results and to provide 2014 financial guidance.   Business Wire India

Banking and Financial Analyst (BFA) Certification offered by Brickwork Finance Academy
“Individuals need to continuously learn, overcome challenges and grow to be successful in a dynamic economic environment”… Vivek Kulkarni, President, Brickwork Finance Academy Banking & Financial Analyst (BFA) is a certification conferred upon by Brickwork Finance Academy. The certification is offered in two levels – Level 1 and Level 2 Business Wire India

New Dolby Vision Technology Helps Content Creators and TV Manufacturers Deliver Images with True-to-Life Brightness, Colors, and Contrast
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced Dolby® Vision, a new imaging technology that helps content creators and television manufacturers deliver true-to-life brightness, colors, and contrast by augmenting the fidelity of Ultra HD (UHD) and HD video signals for over-the-top (OTT) online streaming, broadcast, and gaming applications Business Wire India

Equitymaster’s Annual Investor Survey
Cyrus Mistry Retains Investors’ Trust Built By Ratan Tata Mukesh Ambani Group outperforms ADAG but both lose out to “None of the above” Completing a year at the helm of one of the biggest conglomerates of the country, Cyrus Mistry definitely seems to have retained the trust of his investors, a new survey said Business Wire India

Porous Power Enhances Safety, Cycle Life and Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries with New Type of Ceramic Separator
Porous Power Technologies, LLC (PPT) announces the launch of SYMMETRIX® NC2020, a ceramic battery separator designed to significantly improve thermal stability and safety of large-format lithium-ion batteries Business Wire India

Silicon Image Enables First Televisions Featuring MHL® 3.0 Connectivity in Samsung’s Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs
Silicon Image, Inc.(NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that its dual-mode MHL® 3.0/HDMI® 2.0 receiver has been designed into Samsung’s latest Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs.   Business Wire India

Simplay Labs Announces PrimePass™ Certification Program for Transmission of Premium 4K Ultra HD Content
Simplay™ Labs, LLC, the leading provider of standards compliance and interoperability testing services for consumer electronics (CE) and mobile devices, today announced it has created the industry’s first program to certify devices that transmit or receive premium 4K Ultra HD (UHD) content Business Wire India

Smoking Rates Decline among Men in India
India has made progress in reducing the prevalence of daily smoking among men, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Smoking is the third top risk for health loss in India, leading to nearly one million deaths each year in the country. Between 1980 and 2012, smoking prevalence among Indian men decreased from 33 Business Wire India

Cigniti Technologies Predicts the Trends in Software Testing Industry in 2014
Raj Neravati, COO, Cigniti Technologies, world’s third largest Independent Software Testing Services Company shared his experiences from 2013 and discussed about trends that may significantly impact Testing Services Industry in 2014 and beyond. This year we will see a paradigm shift in testing industry Business Wire India

RezNext Adds New Functionality on ReX Platform
RezNext, the world’s only true real-time distribution solution provider has added a significant enhancement to it channel manager solution ReX. Hoteliers can now create packages like honeymoon holidays, adventure holidays, beach holidays, pilgrimage holidays and much more based on rooms types and real-time availability in ReX, and can share this with all their distribution channels Business Wire India

Panasonic Unveils the World’s Lightest* and Thinnest* “Pocketable” Fully-rugged Windows Tablet at CES 2014 in Las Vegas
Panasonic Corporation expanded its Toughpad range of tablets with the launch of world’s first Fully-rugged 7-inch Windows Tablet – the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas. This latest offering from Panasonic is a high performance ‘small form’ gadget and is equipped with the latest Intel® CoreTM i5 vProTM processor and Intel® Celeron® processor Business Wire India

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