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Tesco Bank appoints Gerry Mallon as Chief Executive

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Gerry will join from Ulster Bank, where he is currently Chief Executive. Prior to Ulster Bank, he was Chief Executive Officer of Danske Bank UK from 2008 to 2016. Gerry has also held senior positions at Bank of Ireland, McKinsey and Co, the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, and the Northern Ireland Civil Service. Dave Lewis, Chief Executive of Tesco Group PLC, said: “I am delighted that Gerry is joining Tesco to lead Tesco Bank and sit on the Group Executive. He joins Tesco Bank at a time of increasing digital change i... Read More »

GAP launches “archive reissue- logo remix” collection with original film and remixed musical track

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To launch the collection, Gap collaborated with director Tabitha Denholm, who has directed music videos forFlorence and the Machine, Haim and Jessie J, along with performance and movement director Tanisha Scott, who isbest known for her work with Beyoncé, Drake and Rihanna, to create the ‘Logo Remix’ film. The film brings togethersome of the world’s leading culture remixers in a moment of joy evoked through music and movement by payinghomage to the nostalgic Gap ads of the past with a modern, remixed twist. While Tabitha used motion control vid... Read More »

Welcoming new teammates from HTC to our hardware organization

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That’s why I’m delighted that we’ve officially closed our deal with HTC, and are welcoming an incredibly talented team to work on even better and more innovative products in the years to come. These new colleagues bring decades of experience achieving a series of “firsts” particularly in the smartphone industry—including bringing to market the first 3G smartphone in 2005, the first touch-centric phone in 2007, and the first all-metal unibody phone in 2013. This is also the same team we’ve been working closely with on the development of the Pixe... Read More »

Groupe Renault, NUMA and their partners present the results of the first edition of CityMakers

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CityMakers : an open innovation program to accelerate the transition toward a flexible and sustainable urban mobility: The fast urbanization rate raises multiple issues for cities and citizens, including the efficiency of transportation networks. In April 2017, Groupe Renault, NUMA and their partners launched CityMakers, which brings together startups, experts, and public and private stakeholders to develop solutions. Its objective: to simplify citizens’ urban mobility and accelerate the transition toward more flexible and sustainable urban tr... Read More »

Samsung Electronics Announces Stock Split and Shareholder Return

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The Company had received numerous requests for a stock split based on the view that a high share price was a hindrance to potential investors. The request increased in frequency as the price of our shares rose significantly during 2017. The Board believes the stock split announced today will make investing in Samsung Electronics more accessible and provide dividends to a wider range of investors from 2018. The split is also expected to add both liquidity and marketability to the Company’s stock, which may contribute to enhancing corporate... Read More »

Nokia launches ReefShark chipsets that deliver massive performance gain in 5G networks

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Incorporating Nokia Bell Labs artificial intelligence (AI) innovations as well as Nokia's extensive capabilities in antenna development for mobile devices and base stations, ReefShark chipsets leverage silicon developed by Nokia in Oulu, Espoo and Tampere, Finland as well as Sunnyvale, California. ReefShark chipsets for radio frequency (RF) units such as the radio used in antennas significantly improve their performance. This results in halving the size of massive MIMO antennas. ReefShark chipsets also reduce power consumption in baseband un... Read More »

Philips named a 2017 Top 100 Global Innovator for the fifth consecutive year

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Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly known as the Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business) annual report highlights the world’s most successful organizations in terms of their active innovation through research and development, protection of intellectual property (IP), and the achievement of commercial success. Philips has been on this prestigious list for the last five years. "We are pleased and honored to once again be recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator by Clarivate Analytics, as it underlines our commitment to innovat... Read More »

DriveNow becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW Group

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The rapidly growing field of mobility services is one of the cornerstones of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, as evidenced by the BMW Group expanding its offering in the areas of on-demand mobility (DriveNow and ReachNow), parking (ParkNow) and charging (ChargeNow) in a sustainable way. The acquisition of the Sixt shares is therefore the next logical step in this strategy, following the acquisition of Parkmobile LLC in early January of this year, a move which made the BMW Group the world’s leading provider of digital par... Read More »

Philips and the Dutch Heart Foundation join forces to promote heart health in the Netherlands

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One of the key aims is to make the Netherlands a ‘6-minute cardiac arrest’ zone by extending a sustainable network of community first responders and AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) across the entire country. This will enable an estimated 2,500 lives to be saved each year. The partnership agreement was signed today by Floris Italianer, Director of the Dutch Heart Foundation, and Henk Valk, Market Leader Benelux at Philips, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This important new partnership has several key focus areas. In addition to saving... Read More »

H&M group the most praised company in the world by activists

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Out of all companies in the world, H&M group was the most frequently praised one by NGOs and activists in 2017. This is the finding of a study published by SIGWATCH, the world market leader in analysis of NGO and activist campaigns. Since 2016, H&M group climbed from rank ten to one. At the same time, we have improved our position significantly in the ranking of most frequently criticized companies by these stakeholders. From being ranked seven to forty. We are proud to see that H&M group's ambitious sustainability strategy - to ... Read More »

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