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Facebook Inc., the OECD and the World Bank have collaborated to develop the Future of Business Survey, a new source of information on small and medium-sized enterprises. The partnership demonstrates the value of private-public partnership in producing timely, policy-relevant aggregated data to help inform decision-making at all levels. With more than 60 million small and medium-sized enterprises using Facebook to connect with customers, this new survey..."/>
Facebook survey shows India's best days are ahead [Mint, New Delhi]
Hitachi, Skoda, and Bombardier. The cars to be purchased will have 1,700 passenger seats, and will account for 37% of the 520 railway cars now operated by Israel Railways. The new cars are slated to cost NIS 3 billion."/>
6 bids in Israel Railways electrified cars tender [Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel]
EF Hutton America announced today the introduction of a set of new financial products that will provide Main Street investors with greater choices and the best value. EF Hutton, long known for its attention to clients, is opening its doors today with a wide range of investment choices that include online trading of stocks and options, online investing with multiple service levels– standard, premium and institutional/high net-worth."/>
EF Hutton Announces Unlimited Trading With No Commission And No Commission Investment Advisory Services
Apple is developing hardware for the iPhone 8 at its Herzliya development center in Israel, "Business Insider" reports. The iPhone 8 will be released in 2017 with a radical redesign, an employee in Herzliya told the website. "Some hardware for the iPhone 8 is being created in Herzliya, Israel, according to a local Apple employee, who said employees in Israel work on all of Apple's new products," Business Insider writes."/>
Apple developing iPhone 8 in Israel - report [Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel]
EF Hutton America has taken down its website a second time today and the countdown on the site has resumed. The site now says it is scheduled to be available at 4 p.m. The site first went online at 6 a.m. today, but was taken down later in the morning."/>
Springfield-based EF Hutton America takes site down again [Springfield News-Sun, Ohio]
Avnet’ s solutions for public, private and hybrid cloud environments. PHOENIX---- Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced today that CRN ®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Avnet in its 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide, a list of leading technology companies with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives. The CRN 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program..."/>
Avnet Featured in CRN 2016 Cloud Partner Program Guide
Apple Practice to Help Businesses Design& Implement iPhone& iPad Solutions. CUPERTINO, Calif.& NEW YORK---- Apple ® and Deloitte today announced a partnership to help companies quickly and easily transform the way they work by maximizing the power, ease-of-use and security the iOS platform brings to the workplace through iPhone ® and iPad ®. As part of the joint effort, Deloitte is creating a first-of-its-kind Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic..."/>
Apple & Deloitte Team Up to Accelerate Business Transformation on iPhone & iPad
Facebook employee to Athens to speak about the technology boom. Paul Ollinger, one of the first 250 employees of the social media giant, will be at Live Wire on Thursday for the Startup Stories speaking series. Ollinger has since left his job at Facebook to pursue stand-up comedy."/>
Former Facebook employee to speak at Athens Startup Stories [Athens Banner-Herald, Ga.]
InterDigital and others, finds that in 28 EU Member States total cost of 5 G deployment could reach approximately €56 billion in 2020 Study suggests that investment in 5 G could achieve trickle-down effects totalling €141.8 bn annually by 2025 These effects are likely to create 2.4 million jobs across the EU. LONDON and WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 28, 2016-- Findings from a new study completed for the European Commission has..."/>
European Commission: Benefits From 5G Deployment in Europe Estimated to Reach €113.1bn Annually by 2025
Arrow Electronics’ semi-autonomous car on public roads under restricted conditions Nevada continues to lead on autonomous vehicle tech, policy and infrastructure. Governor Mark Hutchison today presented the first autonomous vehicle restricted driver’ s license issued in the U.S. to Sam Schmidt, a Nevada resident and former Indy Racing League driver who has been paralyzed from the neck down since a racing accident in 2000.. This Smart News Release..."/>
Nevada Issues Nation’s First Autonomous Vehicle Restricted Driver’s License to Quadriplegic Former Racecar Driver Sam Schmidt
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is introducing the Snapdragon 600 E and 410 E processors, for embedded applications in many verticals such as digital signage, set-top-boxes, medical imaging, point of sale systems, industrial robotics, and other Internet of Things related applications. Qualcomm Technologies has utilized its mobile investment in Snapdragon processors to introduce solutions for product..."/>
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600E and 410E Designed for Embedded Computing, Internet of Things Applications Now Widely Available
BRIEF: DAILY OIL PRICE: Sept. 24 [Odessa American, Texas]
Tech Data Corporation today announced that it has been recognized by HP Inc. as the 2016 Distributor of the Year for the Americas. The award was presented at the 2016 HP Global Partner Conference, held Sept. 12-14, 2016 in Boston, Mass.. “We are honored to be recognized as the Distributor of the Year in the Americas by our partners at HP Inc.,” said Brian Davis, senior vice president, U.S."/>
Tech Data Receives HP Inc. Distribution Partner of the Year Award
Microsoft's new business sales chief, says the company stumbled by trying to sell its web-based tools as if they were just another piece of out-of-the-box software. "It was a flawed strategy to try to sell Azure like,' Do you want fries with that? ' "Althoff said in an interview, referring to the company's on-demand processing power and data storage."/>
Microsoft retools sales operation as Azure takes central role [The Seattle Times]
SAP SE today announced that it was honored by Brandon Hall Group's 2016 Human Capital Management Excellence Awards Program with 17 awards, recognizing consistent, high-quality execution across multiple groups and initiatives within SAP. Winners in each category were chosen by a judging panel of independent, senior industry subject matter experts and practitioners, and Brandon Hall Group research analysts and..."/>
Newsbyte: SAP Wins 17 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Excellence Awards, Demonstrating Exceptional HR Practices
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is speeding up a time-consuming task for designers of home entertainment systems. Anything that uses a remote control needs a window with precise dimensions to ensure that it can see the infrared signal from the remote. Now Vishay Optoelectronics has eliminated the tedious task of sizing the window— and its inherent potential for errors— with the introduction of a new..."/>
Vishay Intertechnology Introduces Remote Control Window Sizing Tool for IR Receivers / Transceivers and Optical Sensors

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