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RTL Group and CBS Studios International announce plans for new venture to launch two new television channels in Asia


The two channels will be broadcast in English and local languages and distributed in up to 29 Asian markets including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The channels will be distributed by cable, satellite and internet television (IPTV) networks in the region. Both of the channels will be available in High Definition (HD). The Singapore-based venture will be named RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network with a management team that will report to a Board of Directors represented by executives ... Read More »

Webinar to help financial organizations get regulatory change management programs in shape


The rapid pace of regulatory change coupled with intensified agency oversight across the globe is forcing many financial organizations to reevaluate their regulatory change management programs. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' webinar will help organizations learn how to implement a continuous, proactive and systematic program that will allow them to understand, manage and communicate compliance risk from an enterprise perspective in a cohesive and consistent manner. The webinar will feature Michael Rasmussen, lead analyst with GRC 20/20, ... Read More »

Sopra Group and CTS are launching the first smartphone ticketing app in Strasbourg


From the end of June, Strasbourg transport users will be able to access public transport ticketing services, from wherever they are, and store the information on their smartphones ( Payment via a mobile phone can be made by bank card or directly via the user's phone bill. To validate the pre-purchased ticket, you simply swipe your smartphone over the TAG already installed on validating devices in tram stations and on buses. U’GO is free and available on Android. Discussions are under way for the Windows Phone 8... Read More »

Powerful 10″ tablet from Google


Thin, light and powerful Cinematic action in a sleek, lean frame. With a dazzling 2560-by-1600 (300ppi) display and ultra-powerful graphics processor, Nexus 10 places you right inside the action with picture-perfect performance. Over 4-million pixels in your hands means that text is sharper, HD movies are more vivid and photos come to life in stunning detail. Made to share Create a custom experience for each user. Nexus 10 was made for everyone to enjoy. Multi-user support lets each user have their own separate space - just turn on your ta... Read More »

Burda takes over Sanoma Hearst in Romania


Fabrizio D’Angelo, CEO Burda International, explains: “We are inheriting strong and long established brands in Romania. We now create a modern media company that will be well positioned to exploit the opportunities of the print and digital media markets in Romania in the years to come.“ Burda becomes one of the most important Romanian magazine publishers reaching over a third of all urban Romanian women. Burda Romania’s existing portfolio with brands such as the country´s best selling title Practic in bucatarie (Cooking), Casa Lux (Living), ... Read More »

Rostelecom launches its 3G+ network in St Petersburg


In light of the growing demand for mobile data transfer services, Rostelecom’s 3G+ network was installed using the modern HSPA+ technology. This technology provides data transfer speeds of up to 21MB/s, compared to speeds of just 3.6MB/s provided by the first 3G networks. Rostelecom’s customers in St Petersburg now benefit from new mobile internet speeds, and have access to modern, interactive services via smartphones, tablets and USB-modems. The Company plans to upgrade its network to reach the maximum speed of up to 42MB/s in the future. R... Read More »

Charities set to benefit as Barclays launches Gift Aid on Barclays Pingit


Macmillan Cancer Support, Dogs Trust and Charities Trust are among the first charities to benefit from this new functionality. In 2012 Macmillan used the Barclays Pingit app as part of their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser which helped to raise vital funds for the charity. Becky Ellison, Account Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support said: “We are very excited about Barclays Pingit’s new gift aid function and the way Barclays is using new technology to allow people to donate to Macmillan and help us ensure no one faces cancer alone. W... Read More »

Dude, where’s my phone? Simple steps to protect your Android device this summer.


With summer vacation in full swing, you’re likely out and about, using your smartphone or tablet to get answers on the go or check out the latest cool apps and games. But you don’t have to leave safety at home! In this post, we’re sharing a few tips and tools that you can easily set up if you’re on an Android phone or tablet to keep your device—and the contents inside—safe and secure, including a new service that makes it easy to locate a misplaced device. 1. Lock your device screen. Whether you’re on a phone or a tablet, it’s easy to set up... Read More »

Marie Claire chooses Burda Praha to further develop its Czech edition


Says Petra Fundova, CEO Burda Praha: “Marie Claire is the perfect brand with which to expand our exciting and successful glossy women’s magazine portfolio. We are thrilled to provide inspiration for the confident, intelligent, fashion-loving Czech Marie Claire readers who want to think smart and look amazing.” "We are extremely excited about this partnership. We feel Burda brings a unique expertise to the table that perfectly matches our vision for Marie Claire. This cooperation gives great scope to expand our wonderful brand in the Czech Re... Read More »

ATOS launches Smartphone Application to locate electric vehicle charging points


Atos, an international IT services company, through its international business unit Atos Worldgrid, has launched a new Smartphone application that provides drivers of electric vehicles with a comprehensive service for locating charging points anywhere in the world. This new application, also available for tablets, may be downloaded via the Google Play (Android devices) platform, and will soon be available via App Store (iPhone and iPad) platforms. The ecarga application enables users to locate thousands of charging points worldwide (more tha... Read More »

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