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Sole Society and Sociomantic Team Up to Grow Retailer's Revenues With Programmatic Display; New Case Study Demonstrates Customer-Centric Programmatic Display Strategy Leads to Increased Sales, Loyalty
January 29, 2015
Sociomantic Labs, the leader in programmatic display advertising solutions for the world's top advertisers, today released the results of a new case study with e-retailer Sole Society. Over a four-month test period, Sole Society increased sales and conversions and decreased its cost-per-order with Sociomantic's programmatic display solutions.

Panasonic combines latest Intel technology with product line longevity in Toughbook and Toughpad range
January 29, 2015
January 29, 2015 BRACKNELL, UK -- Panasonic today announced that the latest versions of its Toughpad FZ-G1 and Toughbook CF-31 will be powered by the 5th Generation Intel® Core(TM) Processor delivering increased performance and longer battery life. The tablet and notebook are among the very first rugged devices to be equipped with the powerful new Intel® architecture. This upgrade underlines Panasonic's commitment to provide market leading technology in a stable product line allowing customers to gain the maximum return on investment from their mobile devices, peripherals and docking stations.

A refined and new take on a practical hatch
January 29, 2015
colour touchscreen which works almost like a modern tablet device, reacting to finger swipes and prods, and most of its functionality (navigation, news readers, internet radio) is unlocked only when paired via HDMI cable with an app-enabled smartphone.

G2 Crowd publishes Winter 2015 rankings of cross-channel advertising platforms; Two platforms earn Leader status while Marin Software tops overall satisfaction rankings in Winter 2015 report
January 28, 2015
The first Grid(SM) report forcross-channel advertising platforms, published today by business software review siteG2 Crowd, ranks ten products to help purchasers in their selections. The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 250 reviews written by business professionals. The Grid(SM), which is created from G2 Crowd's industry-leading software review platform, factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products.

Yahoo Spinoff Of Alibaba Stake Cheers Investors As Q4 Lags; Sales Still Falling; EPS Sinks Holdings in China e-com leader represents great majority of portal's value
January 28, 2015
Web search firm Yahoo late Tuesday, bowing to shareholder pressure, announced a tax-free spinoff of its 15% stake in China e-commerce leader Alibaba Group, rallying its stock despite another quarterly decline in sales and earnings. In a conference call with analysts following the earnings release, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer called the spinoff of the Alibaba shares a "historic" undertaking. But activist investor Starboard Value, and other stockholders, had been seeking such a move to realize value in the U.S. Web portal's prescient investment in a young Alibaba nearly 10 years ago.

Printing Quantum Dot Displays
January 28, 2015
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated has issued the following news release: Researchers report a high-resolution method for printing quantum dots to make light-emitting diodes (Nano Lett. 2015, DOI: 10.1021/nl503779e). With further development, the technique could be used to print pixels for richly colored, low-power displays in cell phones and other electronic devices. Quantum dots are appealing materials for displays because engineers can finely tune the light the semiconducting nanocrystals emit by controlling their dimensions.

Samsung's Galaxy A5, A3 phones launched in Oman
January 27, 2015
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 offering a refined modern design and the most advanced functions to support social networking.Available across Oman in an all-metal frame and a variety of colours and sizes both devices empower younger consumers to quickly and easily capture meaningful moments connect to social media and share their daily lives.quot;The Galaxy A5 and A3 offer our young consumers the superior features that users have come to expect from Samsung's premium Galaxy devices as well as an advanced way to capture connect and share their digital livesquot; said Hayssam Yassine head of Telecommunications Group at Samsung Gulf Electronics.quot;Both devices are designed with a premium metal body and unique software features to help trendsetters express themselves in style.quot;The ultra slim full metal design: The Galaxy A5 and A3 are Samsung's slimmest smartphones to date featuring refined full metal unibody designs that are 6.7mm and 6.9mm thin respectively. Both devices will come in a variety of colours including Pearl White Midnight Black Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold to accommodate the personal style and preference of diverse users.5 MP front camera for unmatched selfies: The Galaxy A5 and A3 offer a superior mobile and social experience to young consumers who want to express their unique style while constantly staying connected.

EJECTING CD PLAYERS; Hyundai's new infotainment strategy: Leveraging smartphone apps
January 26, 2015
Hyundai has a surprise in store for music fans. Over the next few years, Hyundai plans to remove CD players from mainstream cars such as the Elantra and Sonata as it rolls out an infotainment system called Display Audio that's built around Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto interfaces.

Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor P2815Q
January 22, 2015
The Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor P2815Q ($599.99) is yet another affordably priced Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) display, joining models from Acer, Lenovo, Philips, and ViewSonic. Based on Twisted Nematic (TN) panel technology, this 28-inch monitor boasts a 3,840 by 2,160 resolution, a fully adjustable ergonomic stand, and lots of I/O connections. However, its UHD content can only be displayed at 30Hz, and its color accuracy could be better. Design and Features The P2815Q shares the same sleek design as the Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q. The slightly curved, matte-black cabinet is wrapped in a band of silver trim, and the non-reflective panel is framed by 0.75-inch bezels. The cabinet weighs 11.4 pounds and is supported by a silver stand with a sliding-hinge mechanism that gives you a height adjustment range of 4.5 inches, a tilt range of 28 degrees, and a 90-degree pivot range. The mounting arm swivels at the base with a range of 90 degrees. You can disconnect the stand and hang the monitor on a wall using the VESA-mounting holes and an optional VESA mounting kit.

Photronics Inc at Needham Growth Conference - Final
January 13, 2015
Corporate Participants * Peter Kirlin Photronics, Inc. - President * Sean Smith Photronics, Inc. - SVP, CFO Presentation UNIDENTIFIED PARTICIPANT: Good afternoon. We've got Sean Smith and Peter Kirlin; the President and CFO of Photronics. So, of course, a photomask player that we're happy to have here at the Needham Growth Conference. Happy to have all of you guys joining us. And without further ado, I'll turn it over to them. There will be a traditional presentation with the slides, and then we'll get into some Q&A after that. Thanks very much. PETER KIRLIN, PRESIDENT, PHOTRONICS, INC.: Okay. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for having us. To begin, I'd just like to refer everyone to our Safe Harbor statement, which you can find on our website.


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