Technology

June 22, 2019

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CSC Announces Cyber Security Findings for the Media Industry

Securing a company’s digital infrastructure has become a major concern to corporations worldwide. With leading security companies and other organizations alerting corporations and the public to recent widespread, state-sponsored domain name system (DNS) hijacking, more and more brands are starting to take action. CSC has been issuing Cyber Security Reports since 2017, culling the most important information about security risks, and in particular, risks to brands that are not mitigated by a traditional firewall. The recent research conducted by CSC focuses on the media industry, revealing that 78% of global media brands use a corporate domain registrar, yet only 37% of those have a registrar lock to protect their DNS from hijacking. Recent domain hijacking, unauthorized changes, and deletion of vital domains have shown that effectively managing domain names and DNS must become a critical component for enhancing the security posture of any company with an online presence. More worrisome is that, out of all analyzed global media brands, 55% use enterprise DNS, but......

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June 22, 2019

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Lumileds Highlights Environmental, Health and Safety Milestones in First Sustainability Report

Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, today released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress in supporting the transition to a worldwide low-carbon economy. In the report, Lumileds highlights how its lighting solutions are contributing to positive changes in energy usage, safety, and health and wellness, supporting the company’s commitment to making the world safer, better and more beautiful with light. Lumileds follows a formalized sustainability agenda that"...

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June 20, 2019

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African space industry generating over USD 7b annually, to exceed USD 10b by 2024, report

The 2019 African Space Industry Annual Report covers Africa’s journey in space from 1998 through May 2019 and explains that the industry has already reached over USD 7 billion of annual revenues and is projected to grow at a 7.3% compound annual growth rate to exceed USD 10 billion by 2024.

Regional and national space programs and policies in Africa are becoming quite extensive. Already, 19 African countries have national space programmes"...

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June 20, 2019

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Japan’s MHLW Approves Invivoscribe’s LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay as the CDx for Daiichi Sankyo’s Quizartinib for Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory FLT3-ITD AML. Expands Use to Include Specimens Collected in EDTA

Invivoscribe is pleased to announce that on June 5th the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) approved our LeukoStrat® CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay as the companion diagnostic for Daiichi Sankyo’s Quizartinib for the treatment of FLT3-ITD positive relapse/ refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients in Japan. At the same time the Japanese MHLW added approval in use of EDTA collection tubes to the existing approval of heparin collection tubes used with this assay. The QuANTUM-R study demonstrated that quizartinib resulted in a statistically significant improvement in overall survival (OS) compared to salvage chemotherapy when patients were selected with the LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay. Mutations in the FLT3 gene are among the most important driver mutations in AML. This milestone further establishes the LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay as the international gold standard......

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June 20, 2019

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HCL Technologies Selected by Cricket Australia as Digital Technology Partner

HCL Technologies (HCL) and Cricket Australia (CA) have today announced a multi-year partnership, with HCL being chosen as the Digital Technology Partner of CA. HCL, a leading global technology company, will help the Australian cricket’s governing body provide an elevated and immersive digital experience to cricket fans, players, partners, employees, and volunteers across the country and around the world, through CA’s digital offerings. HCL will implement its Scale Digital methodology to enable Cricket Australia to unite and inspire their cricket community through advanced digital platforms. Cricket Australia selected HCL Technologies following an extensive search for a trusted digital partner that has proven credentials in enabling digital transformation journey for leading global businesses, enhancing ecosystem orchestration, improving business agility and delivering unique experiences......

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June 20, 2019

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Ranked No. 1 Children’s Hospital in the Western U.S., Rises to No. 5 Overall

For the third straight year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been named the top pediatric hospital in the western United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings announced today. CHLA also rose one spot from last year in U.S. News’ prestigious Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals to be ranked the No. 5 pediatric medical center in the entire nation. The Honor Roll distinguishes children’s hospitals with the most comprehensive and successful clinical specialty programs. “The talented doctors, nurses, researchers, technicians and other team members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are unparalleled in their commitment to children’s health,” says CHLA President and Chief Executive Officer Paul S. Viviano. “CHLA is always striving to be the gold standard of pediatric care, and I am proud that when U.S. News & World Report looked at what we are doing to heal, protect and innovate, they affirmed our belief that CHLA belongs in the highest echelon......

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June 19, 2019

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SEC Restates Commitment to Increased Investment in Technology

The Acting Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mary Uduk, has reiterated the Commission’s commitment to investing more in technology. This, she stressed would attract more participants in the capital market. Uduk, said this during the 19th annual conference of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria, with the theme, “Economic recovery: Leveraging technology innovation,” held in Lagos recently, where she spoke on the topic: “Deepening Capital Market Activities through Technological Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges.” Uduk, who was represented by the Head, Risk Management, SEC, Mr. Okey Umeano said, “We have started to spend money to learn how we can use technology to make thing more efficient in the sector and facilitate investment for all those who are interested in investing in the stock market. If our country will compete......

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June 19, 2019

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Google opens applications for its Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge in Africa

A few months after expanding Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge to Africa, Google has now announced that accepting application submissions from news organisations in the region, the Middle East and Turkey. The GNI Innovation Challenge is inviting proposals for projects from news organisations of every size to address increasing engagement with readers and/or exploring new business models in any form such as subscriptions, membership programs, and so on.

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June 19, 2019

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IBM Offers Solution to Boost Food, Crop Supply

IBM has announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a growing population.

For the first time, IBM is providing a global agriculture solution that combines predictive technology with data from the Weather Company, an IBM Business, and IoT data to help give farmers around the world greater insights about planning, plowing,"...

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June 19, 2019

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KoreConX announces first fully compliant digital securities offering for Africa and Middle East

Global blockchain company KoreConX has announced that Libra Project, a world decentralized green utility, has chosen the KoreProtocol as its official protocol for their Digital Securities Offering.

Libra Project is the world's first private democratized, tokenized green utility. Headquartered in London with subsidiary company offices in Abu Dhabi UAE, Libra Project develops, funds, maintains, and operates renewable energy plants that meet Libra's"...

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