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Philip Morris International Comments on the Tobacco Products Directive Adoption by the Council of the European Union
Philip Morris International Inc.’s (PMI) (NYSE/ Paris Euronext: PM) EU Region President Drago Azinovic made the following comment regarding the adoption by the Council of the European Union of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD): Business Wire India

New Vicor Webinar will Demonstrate Online Tool for Simplifying and Accelerating Power System Design
Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced the next installment in its popular Power Advantage Educational Program, featuring expert design tips and techniques aimed at optimizing power solution design Business Wire India

""Stan Lee's Indian Superhero ""Chakra The Invincible"" Launches Globally On ToonsTv Through The Angry Birds App""
Graphic India and POW! Entertainment announced today the launch of a new superhero creation from Stan Lee, co-creator of some of the world’s leading superhero characters (Spider-Man™, X-Men™, Fantastic Four™, Iron Man™, Hulk™, The Avengers™, and many more) entitled “Chakra the Invincible,” on Rovio’s ToonsTV, a streaming video platform Business Wire India

Steria to Reinforce its Cloud Computing Consultancy Expertise with the Acquisition of Beamap
In summary   Steria has announced its acquisition of Beamap, a specialist in Cloud Computing consultancy and architecture. The two companies are complementary, and the new arrangement will allow them to offer their clients a whole range of skills across the entire lifecycle of Cloud projects Business Wire India

SES Reaches 291 Million TV Homes Worldwide, 151 Million in Europe
SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has announced today that it has increased its reach in 2013 worldwide to 291 million and in Europe to 151 million TV homes Business Wire India

UST Global Expands its Bangalore Center
To double headcount to 2500 by 2015; robust growth driven by Hi-tech, Healthcare and Retail sectors.  Close to acquiring several new customers in Bangalore primarily with the captive centers, also considering an acquisition in the near future Business Wire India

ProSiebenSat.1 Group: Major Investment Into Mobile Games Business
The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is strengthening its games business by acquiring the online and mobile games publisher Aeria Games Europe via its subsidiary ProSiebenSat.1 Games. Business Wire India

ZTE Wins Final Ruling from U.S. ITC in FlashPoint Case
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063 Business Wire India

Erweis Launches its Latest Cost-Effective and Internet Enabled Biometric Handheld Device
Bengaluru-based company Erweis recently launched its latest cost-effective and internet enabled Biometric Mobile handheld compact terminal, eBiosk - H01. The portable device is designed to cater to various identity management needs Business Wire India

Linde showcases electronic gases portfolio at SEMICON China
This week Linde LienHwa (LLH) China, a joint venture between The Linde Group and Taiwan MiTac Group, will be exhibiting at SEMICON China 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) Business Wire India

ZTE Retains Top-2 Position in World Intellectual Property Organization Patent Table
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063 Business Wire India

Toshiba Introduces the Industry's First Bridge ICs That Convert 4K HDMI(R) to MIPI(R) CSI-2
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of “TC358840XBG”, the industry’s first1 interface bridge IC that converts 4K ultra HD video stream from HDMI® to MIPI® CSI-2 without compression and deterioration. Sample shipments will start in April, with mass production scheduled to start in September, 2014. Business Wire India

American Express Enters into Agreement to Create Joint Venture for Business Travel
American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) today announced that it has signed an agreement to create a joint venture for its Global Business Travel division (“GBT”). Under the agreement, American Express will share ownership of the joint venture with an investor group led by Certares Business Wire India

Addivant Announces Capacity Expansion at Its Gulf Stabilizer Facility in Al Jubaïl, Saudi Arabia
Addivant today announced the completion of the first phase of capacity expansions at Gulf Stabilizers Industries (GSI), the company’s joint venture in Al Jubaïl, Saudi Arabia Business Wire India

HT Shine Partners with EduKart to Promote Industry Endorsed Certifications
HT Shine, one of the top job portals of India has partnered with EduKart, India’s leading online education company to promote industry endorsed certifications of EduKart to its users Business Wire India

Avaali Solutions Expands its Solution Portfolio to Support Enterprises Harness the Power of Unstructured Content
About 80% of relevant content for any enterprise is typically found to be in silos while it is also growing by double digits each yea.. This presents a serious challenge not only in terms of risk and compliance -including loss of information, unauthorized access to information et; but also has its ramifications in the context of productivity, operating efficiencies and costs Business Wire India

New PMI Report: Organizations Defined as ‘Change Enablers’ Excel at Implementing Strategic Initiatives
According to the Project Management Institute’s Pulse of the Profession® In-Depth Report: Enabling Organizational Change Through Strategic Initiatives, 48 percent of strategic initiatives are unsuccessful, and as a result, nearly 15 percent of every dollar spent on strategic change initiatives is lost due to poor project performance Business Wire India

IMS Felicitated with the Most Promising Entrance Coaching Classes Award
IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd, the 37-year old coaching institute was recently awarded the Education Excellence Award for Entrance Exam Training. Conducted by Brands Academy to felicitate the country’s leaders excelling in education, the award was presented by VVS Laxman to Managing Director of IMS, Mr. Kamlesh Sajnani in New Delhi Business Wire India

Barnes Group Inc. Names Scott A. Mayo Senior Vice President, Barnes Group Inc. and President, Barnes Industrial
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B), an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, today announced the appointment of Scott A. Mayo to the position of Senior Vice President, Barnes Group Inc. and President, Barnes Industrial, effective immediately. Business Wire India

Singapore Becomes Regus' First Third Place Location in Asia
Regus, the global flexible workspace provider, is to open drop-in smart work centres at 3 public libraries in Singapore: Jurong Regional Library, Toa Payoh Public Library, and Geylang East Public Library. As the result, local businesses, workers and communities will benefit from access to professional business facilities. Business Wire India

ZTE Helps BASE Company to Develop Their 3G Network in Belgium
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063 Business Wire India

CyberOptics® Celebrates 10 Year Milestone for WaferSense® and ReticleSense™ Measurement Portfolio at Semicon China
CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for electronics assembly and semiconductor process equipment, marks a 10 year milestone of worldwide semiconductor market adoption of the WaferSense and ReticleSense measurement portfolio Business Wire India

Tencent Co-Founder Vic Lee, Joins Mobli’s Board Of Advisors
mobli, the leading social-mobile photo and video-sharing multi-platform, announced today that Vic Lee, Co-Founder of Chinese Internet giant Tencent, is joining its board of advisors. As part of the new position, Lee will assist mobli in expanding its reach in China, other east-Asian markets, and in exploring new monetization pathways. Business Wire India

No Need to Separate Social and Campus Lives Anymore: Brainbuxa Shows How - to Integrate the Two
“Practice makes perfect “is an age old adage. What we practice today is “More awareness makes perfect” Business Wire India

J.M. Huber Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Conference Call
J.M. Huber Corporation (“Huber”) announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results on Thursday March 20th, at 11:00 AM ET. Business Wire India

Norwegian NOC: Olympic Games in Norway Shall Be Based on Human Rights.
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