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Verizon Recommends Stockholders Reject Mini-Tender Offer from Ponos Industries LLC

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 9:00pm

NEW YORK, July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) received notice of a "mini-tender" offer by Ponos Industries LLC (Ponos) and recommends that its stockholders reject the unsolicited offer.

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  • NEW YORK, July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) received notice of a "mini-tender" offer by Ponos Industries LLC (Ponos) and recommends that its stockholders reject the unsolicited offer.
  • Unless Ponos waives this condition, Verizon stockholders who tender their shares in the offer will receive a below-market price.
  • Verizon cautions stockholders that Ponos can extend the offer and delay payment beyond the scheduled expiration date of July 30, 2020.
  • Verizon requests that a copy of this news release be included with all distributions of materials related to Ponos offer for shares of Verizon common stock.

Swiftmile Completes Series A Financing

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:41pm

SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiftmile, developers of light electric vehicle (LEV) charging systems, today announced the closing of its $5 million Series A Financing.

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  • SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiftmile, developers of light electric vehicle (LEV) charging systems, today announced the closing of its $5 million Series A Financing.
  • The round, led by San Francisco-based Thayer Ventures, also included Alumni Ventures Group and Verizon Ventures, long-time strategic investors in Swiftmile.
  • Mark Farrell, partner at Thayer Ventures, now joins the Swiftmile Board of Directors.
  • "I am so proud of our team in reaching this important milestone in our company's history," Colin Roche, Swiftmile CEO, said.

iconectiv’s Sharon Oddy and Kim Carter Selected to Take Part in Esteemed Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Leadership Program

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 4:15pm

iconectiv, an authoritative partner of the global communications industry, today announced that Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has selected iconectivs Sharon Oddy, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, and Kim Carter, Senior Software Developer, to participate in the 2020 Rising Leaders Program .

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  • iconectiv, an authoritative partner of the global communications industry, today announced that Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has selected iconectivs Sharon Oddy, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, and Kim Carter, Senior Software Developer, to participate in the 2020 Rising Leaders Program .
  • Oddy and Carter will join other industry leaders for an immersion program that prepares them to undertake increased leadership responsibilities.
  • Comprised of leadership analysis and skill development, the program helps participants create and manage their own personalized leadership development plans.
  • Selected to participate in the Rising Leaders Program and join other established leaders in the cable and telecom industry is truly an honor.

Worldwide Single Board Computers Market to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 3:36pm

The "Single Board Computers (SBC) - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Single Board Computers (SBC) - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Single Board Computers (SBC) estimated at US$660 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 10.7% over the analysis period 2020-2027.
  • This segment currently accounts for a 30.9% share of the global Single Board Computers (SBC) market.
  • China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$291.5 Million in the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 14.3% through 2027.

Canada's telecom workers urge Bell to bring the work home

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:07pm

OTTAWA, July 1, 2020 /CNW/ -On this Canada Day, Unifor demands that Bell follow the example set by Rogers, and bring all offshore customer service work back to Canada permanently.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, July 1, 2020 /CNW/ -On this Canada Day, Unifor demands that Bell follow the example set by Rogers, and bring all offshore customer service work back to Canada permanently.
  • "This crisis has caused many Canadians to rethink their priorities, and I urge Bell Canada leadership to do the same today.
  • Bring the work home, and help rebuild our economy that better supports workers in Canada."
  • Employees of Bell Canada and Bell subsidiaries have long campaigned against contracting out and other forms of job erosion and will continue to do so.

AT&T, CWA Agree to Southwest Wireline Contract Extension

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:25am

DALLAS, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* today announced that AT&T Southwest wireline operations and CWA District 6 have agreed to a 4-year extension of the Southwest wireline contract.

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  • DALLAS, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* today announced that AT&T Southwest wireline operations and CWA District 6 have agreed to a 4-year extension of the Southwest wireline contract.
  • The extended contract covers over 14,000 employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
  • Until April 11, 2021, employees are continuing to work under their current contract.
  • AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

Verizon Media Launches TV Tune-In Attribution to Connect Digital Ads & TV Viewing

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 3:00pm

This is the first time Verizon Media DSP users can attribute TV show tune-ins to ads served on any channel, including mobile, CTV, video, desktop, native, and beyond.

Key Points: 
  • This is the first time Verizon Media DSP users can attribute TV show tune-ins to ads served on any channel, including mobile, CTV, video, desktop, native, and beyond.
  • Verizon Media is launching the offering with Inscape, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VIZIO1, for automatic content recognition (ACR) TV viewing data, with additional partnerships forthcoming.
  • We are continuing to close the attribution gap across devices, channels and screens, said Ivn Markman, Chief Business Officer, Verizon Media.
  • Verizon Medias TV tune-in attribution correlates ad exposure and engagement across devices and screens to a user tuning into a program on their TV.

CyrusOne Announces Bruce W. Duncan as President & CEO

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

Mr. Duncan succeeds Tesh Durvasula, who has served as CyrusOnes interim President & Chief Executive Officer since February 20, 2020.

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  • Mr. Duncan succeeds Tesh Durvasula, who has served as CyrusOnes interim President & Chief Executive Officer since February 20, 2020.
  • Alex Shumate, Chairman of the CyrusOne Board, said, Bruce is a proven real estate executive with decades of experience as a REIT CEO and public company director.
  • We are confident that Bruce is the right person to lead the Company in our strategic execution, continued growth, and international expansion.
  • Mr. Duncan has more than 40 years of diverse real estate management, development, and global investment experience across numerous property types.

AT&T Declares Quarterly Dividend

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:10pm

The board of directors of AT&T Inc. ( NYSE: T ) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.52 a share on the companys common shares.

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  • The board of directors of AT&T Inc. ( NYSE: T ) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.52 a share on the companys common shares.
  • The dividend is payable on August 3, 2020, to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 10, 2020.
  • AT&T Communications provides more than 100 million U.S. consumers with entertainment and communications experiences across TV, mobile and broadband.
  • Xandr provides marketers with innovative and relevant advertising solutions for consumers around premium video content and digital advertising through its platform.

FTC Requires Divestitures as Condition of Tri Star Energy, LLC’s Acquisition of Certain Assets of Hollingsworth Oil Company, Inc., C & H Properties, and Ronald L. Hollingsworth

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:01pm

Tri Star Energy, LLC and Hollingsworth Oil Company, Inc., C & H Properties, and Ronald L. Hollingsworth have agreed to divest,retail fuel assets to settle charges that Tri Stars proposed acquisition of certain assets from Hollingsworth would violate federal antitrust law.

Key Points: 
  • Tri Star Energy, LLC and Hollingsworth Oil Company, Inc., C & H Properties, and Ronald L. Hollingsworth have agreed to divest,retail fuel assets to settle charges that Tri Stars proposed acquisition of certain assets from Hollingsworth would violate federal antitrust law.
  • Tri Star, a Nashville, Tennessee-based energy company, operates fuel outlets and convenience stores in four states including Tennessee.
  • The acquisition would increase the likelihood that Tri Star could unilaterally raise prices in each of the two markets.
  • Tri Star and Hollingsworth would be required to maintain the competitiveness of the divestiture assets during the divestiture process.