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Nokia and Sky enhance on-demand video services in the UK

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Sky's expansion of on-demand premium video content is creating unprecedented growth in customer traffic. This increasingly challenges delivery resources and operational costs across the company's entertainment and communications service networks. Deployment of the Nokia Velocix CDN allows Sky to temporarily cache content closer to customers in localized cloud data centers to reduce transportation costs and improve the customer experience. Nokia is providing its Velocix Managed Service expertise - via its CDN Network Operations Center - to as... Read More »

The 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe and 2017 BMW 3 Series Sedan Earn IIHS “Top Safety Pick+”

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BMW is proud to announce the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe and 2017 BMW 3 Series Sedan a “Top Safety Pick+”, continuing the company’s long-standing commitment to offer class-leading safety with each new model. In order to earn a 2017 Top Safety Pick +, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five IIHS crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints — as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and new for 2017, an acc... Read More »

Xerox Adds Two New Directors to Board

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Mr. Brown serves on the board of directors of several other corporate and nonprofit entities, including Motorola Solutions, Inc., Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Rutgers University, Business Roundtable and Skills for Chicagoland’s Future. As previously announced, Ursula Burns will retire as chairman of the board at the annual shareholders meeting in May. Richard J. Harrington, who has served on the board since 2004, will also retire and will not stand for re-election at the annual shareholders meeting in May. About Xerox Xerox Corporati... Read More »

Reinstate community health workers to reach vulnerable populations

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A community or lay health worker (CHLW) is a member of the community who is able to carry out functions related to health care delivery at community level without a formal certificate or educational degree. CHLWs have the potential to reach local and vulnerable populations but health programmes that include these workers often seem to fail and show high attrition rates. The authors propose that the roles and interests which support community health work should emerge directly from the way in which health is organized at community level. Acce... Read More »

Philips and Banner Health sign 15-year agreement to extend successful connected healthcare programs, transforming care and lowering costs, while improving quality

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Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the United States, managing 28 acute care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health operates in six states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.   As part of the agreement, Banner and Philips will create a gove... Read More »

Three UvA researchers receive Rubicon Grant

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Jesús Aguirre Gutiérrez (Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics and Naturalis Biodiversity Center): Making Sense of Diversity: Remote Sensing of Functional Diversity of Tropical Forests The diversity of tree species in a forest ensures resilience against changes. Together with colleagues at Oxford University’s Centre for the Environment, Gutiérrez will use new satellite data, e.g. hyperspectral data, to distinguish tree species so that a forest's resilience can be determined remotely. Marc Heerdink (Psychology): Twitter Wars: Bipol... Read More »

Xerox Delivers Memorable Retail Experiences With Digital Print, Automation at Retail’s BIG Show

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Xerox’s Direct to Object Printer will be featured in the NRF Innovation Lab (iLab), a hands-on experience where attendees can learn about and interact with products and technologies that inspire brands to innovate and customers to buy. The iLab focuses on 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics and wearable technologies. In the iLab, Xerox will showcase digital printing technology that enables retailers to print directly on 3D objects like water bottles in a matter of minutes. By enabling quick personalization on-site, retailers can c... Read More »

First results advisory referendum and follow-up steps

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Turnout Of the 6,902 voting-eligible staff, 2,582 (37.4%) cast their vote (excluding AMC-UvA staff). Of the 34,849 students who were eligible to vote, 4,064 (11.66%) cast their vote. Results The questions posed by the committee broadly covered three topics: the creation of a broad deliberative forum (a ‘new-style senate’), a charter and four governance models. In short, the advisory referendum has shown that many people are in favour of a new-style senate and a charter. With respect to the preferred governance model, the picture is mixed ... Read More »

Philips and Illumina join forces to offer integrated genomics solutions for oncology

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 Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN), the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, today announced a strategic collaboration that aims to integrate Illumina’s sequencing systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function and Philips’ IntelliSpace Genomics clinical informatics platform, and to coordinate marketing and sales of the resulting solutions. Philips and Illumina will also seek to engage in clinical research collaborations with ... Read More »

Nokia OZO Partners with Youku to Create and Distribute 3D 360 VR Content

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"China is one of the most progressive VR markets in the world with an appetite for high-quality virtual reality experiences that is enormous and growing," said Paul Melin, vice president of digital media at Nokia Technologies. "Our collaboration with Youku enables millions more people to enjoy incredibly immersive video and audio VR content through a well-known and trusted platform." Youku will utilize the entire OZO VR solution, which includes the OZO Camera, OZO Software Suite, OZO Live and OZO Player SDK in the creation and distribution o... Read More »

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