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News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: cleantechnica.com

At EMFLUX MOTORS, our startup based in Bangalore, India, we understand that mankind has only just begun to scratch the surface of the immense potential and opportunities that electric technology presents. Today, Transportation and Mobility employs purely electric power sources for cars and motorcycles alike with companies like Tesla driving and accelerating the world’s transition to electric vehicles, a vision paraphrased from their own eloquent words. We, at our humble workspaces at EMFLUX wholeheartedly believe that this is indeed the path to a clean, bright, and sustainable future. So, we are working hard to build something extraordinary and beautiful – something the likes of which this country has never seen. And we believe that you’re going to love it! So, what are we doing? We’re building an electric sports bike, and it’s going to look amazing. EMFLUX MOTORS was founded by CEO Varun Mittal, an IIT Delhi alumnus with a passion for electronics, robotics, and of course, fast motorcycles. After winning Robocon India 2007, he went on to be part of two $100m+ B2C startups, Jumia and Jugnoo as vertical head, and the founder core member, respectively. He was joined by his Jugnoo colleagues Ankit Khatry and Gulshan Sharma in founding his dream company. A couple of months later, his core team was strengthened by the addition of Vinay Raj Somashekar, a national level design competition winner (SIAM 2014), and ex-TVS Motorcycle Designer. These renegades, along with over 12 other passionate and talented engineers and designers from different disciplines now form the base upon which the future of this company’s history and that of India’s electric vehicle segment will be written. Emflux Motors has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in its seed round in September 2016. Investors who participated in the round were IIT and IIM Alumni. We are also looking to close the next round of funding to strengthen our team and develop technologies at a faster pace, and eventually to be a dominant player in this market. We strive to deliver sensational and aspirational products that will incite a lingering public interest in electric technology and put us at the forefront of the performance electric vehicle segment in India. Check out our new 93-page EV report. Join us for an upcoming Cleantech Revolution Tour conference! Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech daily newsletter or weekly newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.


News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - After 12 years of collaborative work on establishing and implementing photo metadata standards, IPTC, International Press Telecommunications Council, the global technical standards body of the news media and related industries, announced Adobe Systems Incorporated is joining as a Voting Member. Adobe's membership was announced at IPTC's Spring Meeting today in London. "Adobe is a key player in the media production ecosystem, so we are thrilled to welcome them as a member of the IPTC," said Stuart Myles, Chairman of the Board of IPTC, and Director of Information Management at Associated Press. "We look forward to working together with Adobe on driving continued improvements in the workflows of photo and video creators around the world." "Adobe has a long history of working informally with the IPTC, and we look forward to further success as we participate directly and contribute as a Voting Member," said Dr. Scott Foshee, Principle Scientist, Adobe. "Our close involvement will not only enable greater coordination between Adobe and the IPTC, but will also allow Adobe to facilitate better coordination across the photography standardization community." Photo metadata is key to protecting images' copyright and licensing information, and for managing digital assets. IPTC's Photo Metadata Standard, created with contributions by Adobe, is the most widely used because of universal acceptance among photographers, distributors, news organisations, archivists, and developers. Adobe's metadata management software, which supports the IPTC standard, is used by Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Acrobat and Premiere. "Adobe's implementation has made IPTC photo metadata very popular," added Michael Steidl, IPTC Managing Director. "For 12 years we have been collaborating on fostering professional use of IPTC photo metadata by photo businesses -- building on our success by conducting research and incorporating feedback from users. This membership will open yet more opportunities for better tagging of photos and videos." Adobe first adopted IPTC IIM metadata in Photoshop around 1994 and later created the metadata format XMP. In 2004 IPTC and Adobe joined forces to support a consistent use of metadata: The first IPTC Photo Metadata Standard was created jointly. A main goal of the standard was to provide support for photographers and photo editors to use the fields in correct and consistent ways. Adobe will be a Voting Member of IPTC, signifying Adobe as a key player and industry leader. IPTC currently has about 60 members. Its voting members take part in all decisions regarding IPTC standards. Delegates can participate in working parties and groups, may request changes, and make contributions to standards' development. The IPTC, based in London, brings together the world's leading news agencies, publishers and industry vendors. It develops and promotes efficient technical standards to improve the management and exchange of information between content providers, intermediaries and consumers. The standards enable easy, cost-effective and rapid innovation and include the Photo Metadata and the Video Metadata Hub standards, the news exchange formats NewsML-G2, SportsML-G2 and NITF, rNews for marking up online news, the rights expression language RightsML, and NewsCodes taxonomies for categorizing news. Visit the web site www.iptc.org or follow @IPTC on Twitter.


News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

"Adobe is a key player in the media production ecosystem, so we are thrilled to welcome them as a member of the IPTC," said Stuart Myles, Chairman of the Board of IPTC, and Director of Information Management at Associated Press. "We look forward to working together with Adobe on driving continued improvements in the workflows of photo and video creators around the world." "Adobe has a long history of working informally with the IPTC, and we look forward to further success as we participate directly and contribute as a Voting Member," said Dr. Scott Foshee, Principle Scientist, Adobe. "Our close involvement will not only enable greater coordination between Adobe and the IPTC, but will also allow Adobe to facilitate better coordination across the photography standardization community." Photo metadata is key to protecting images' copyright and licensing information, and for managing digital assets. IPTC's Photo Metadata Standard, created with contributions by Adobe, is the most widely used because of universal acceptance among photographers, distributors, news organisations, archivists, and developers. Adobe's metadata management software, which supports the IPTC standard, is used by Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Acrobat and Premiere. "Adobe's implementation has made IPTC photo metadata very popular," added Michael Steidl, IPTC Managing Director. "For 12 years we have been collaborating on fostering professional use of IPTC photo metadata by photo businesses - building on our success by conducting research and incorporating feedback from users. This membership will open yet more opportunities for better tagging of photos and videos." Adobe first adopted IPTC IIM metadata in Photoshop around 1994 and later created the metadata format XMP. In 2004 IPTC and Adobe joined forces to support a consistent use of metadata: The first IPTC Photo Metadata Standard was created jointly. A main goal of the standard was to provide support for photographers and photo editors to use the fields in correct and consistent ways. Adobe will be a Voting Member of IPTC, signifying Adobe as a key player and industry leader. IPTC currently has about 60 members . Its voting members take part in all decisions regarding IPTC standards. Delegates can participate in working parties and groups, may request changes, and make contributions to standards' development. The IPTC, based in London, brings together the world's leading news agencies, publishers and industry vendors. It develops and promotes efficient technical standards to improve the management and exchange of information between content providers, intermediaries and consumers. The standards enable easy, cost-effective and rapid innovation and include the Photo Metadata and the Video Metadata Hub standards, the news exchange formats NewsML-G2, SportsML-G2 and NITF, rNews for marking up online news, the rights expression language RightsML, and NewsCodes taxonomies for categorizing news. Visit the web site http://www.iptc.org or follow @IPTC on Twitter.


News Article | August 22, 2016
Site: www.materialstoday.com

The recipient of the 2017 Acta Materialia Silver Medal is Jing-yang Wang, the distinguished professor and division head in the High-performance Ceramic Division at the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science and Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also the assistant director of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science. Jingyang Wang received the B.A. degree in Physics in 1992 from Peking University, M.A. degree in 1995 and Ph.D. degree in 1998, both in Materials Physics from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He joined the faculty in Institute of Metal Research where he became the assistant professor in 1998, associate professor in 2002, and full professor in 2006. He was the visiting scientist at International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy) in 2001, University of Trento (Italy) in 2001, and International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) at National Institute of Materials Science (Japan) in 2007. Professor Wang focused over 15 years of research activities in the area of materials science of advanced engineering ceramics. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed SCI papers (H-index factor 36), including 30 in Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia, and has 17 patents in the field of ceramics. In addition, he presented ~50 keynote/invited talks and served 25 advisory board members and symposium organizers in international conferences. He is internationally recognized for his scientific contributions and leadership in high-throughput materials design and modeling, novel methods for processing bulk, low-dimensional and porous ceramic materials, and multi-scale structure-property relationship of high performance structural ceramics. His recent notable research contributions are: His contributions have been recognized on many scientific advisory boards and committees of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and the American Society of Metals International (ASM Int.) and serves on the International Advisory Board of UK CAFFE consortium (University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and University of Manchester) on ceramics for nuclear applications. He also served as the volume editor ofCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings and is the book editor ofDevelopments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design, both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and is the Executive editor ofJournal of Materials Science and Technology published by Elsevier. Professor Wang’s scientific career has also been recognized with many awards and honors, including ASM-IIM Visiting Lecturer Award in 2016, Distinguished Professor of CAS Distinguished Research Fellow Program from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2016, National Leading Talent of Young and Middle-aged Scientist Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China in 2015, DisLate Shri Sardar Pratap Singh Memorial Award from the Indian Ceramic Society in 2015, JACerS Author Loyalty Recognition Award in 2014 and the Global Star Award Society in 2012 from the ACerS, Second Prize in 2012 and First Prize in 2011 for Science and Technology Progress Award from China and First Prize for Natural Science Award from Liaoning Province in 2005. The Acta Materialia Silver Medal honors and recognizes scientific contributions and leadership from academic, industry and public sector leaders in materials research in the midst of their careers.  The Silver Medal was established in 2016 and nominees are solicited each year from the Cooperating Societies and Sponsoring Societies of Acta Materialia. Inc.  Professor Wang will receive the Silver Medal at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego in March 2017.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Gone are the days when long distance love was at the mercy of phone calls and mails. With gifting site Indiagift.in, lovers can now charm their loved ones and send valentine gifts to India (https://www.indiagift.in/occasions-delivery-online/valentine-day). Indiagift is a premier Indian gifting portal that boasts of the largest gift delivery network in India. In a new and one of a kind development, the website has launched a Valentine Week Gift Pack where gifts are sent daily to a receiver for the entire length of the Valentine week. With a gift delivery coverage of over 1000 cities, one can send gifts to their loved ones in any corner of the country. The website founded by Mohit Bansal, an IIM-Ahmedabad alumni and a serial entrepreneur, is setting new parallels in the gifting space in India. Valentines is celebrated on 14th Feb throughout the world. For those in love, it is the ultimate day of expression of love. People meet, greet and confess their love to their beau in person on this day. But for those who are overseas and not with their loved ones in India, the best option is to choose valentine gift delivery in India. To make the task easier for Indians abroad, Indiagift.in has put together an adorable collection of valentine gifts ranging from valentine rose bunches (https://www.indiagift.in/occasions-delivery-online/valentine-day/rose-day), valentine heart shaped cakes, personalised love letters, customised love bracelets etc. Gifts of love epitomised with precise personalisation is what the Indiagift Valentine store boasts of. To heighten one's excitement for Valentines, Indiagift has also pioneered a Valentine week package(https://www.indiagift.in/occasions-delivery-online/valentine-day/valentine-special) to serenade one's love throughout the Valentine week. The Valentine week kicks off on 7th Feb with Rose Day and goes on till 14th Feb. The website has put together gift packages of 8 that are hand delivered daily for 8 days to one's beloved. The pinnacle of all serenades- This Valentine week package will ensure lovers confess their love on all 8 days in unique ways. This delivery of valentine gifts is put together keeping in mind the anatomy of lovers. From silver plated roses to huggable teddy bears to personalised chocolates to premium flower arrangements, their are valentine week combos for all tastes and budgets. Rupal Bansal, Head of Marketing and Product, Indiagift.in spoke about the same, "We realised that our customers want to gift more than just a single gift on Valentines. So we turned Valentines into a complete new experience offering the Valentine week package. In this, the receiver will get 1 gift daily for the 8 days of Valentine week. Thus making for a magical week full of daily surprises. What sets us apart from the others is that we are ensuring valentine gift delivery to Tier 3 and Tier 4 towns also for Valentine gifts. Now those abroad can serenade their beloved wherever they may be in India." To make valentine gift delivery to India customisable for all, there are also 'gifts for her' and 'gifts for him' to choose from. Amongst the regular offerings, Indiagift has upped its gifting repertoire by adding premium cakes, designer flower bouquets, customised trinkets, charm jewelery, bespoke hampers and organic dry fruits. The website prides itself on being the only gifting company to guarantee cake delivery in India (https://www.indiagift.in/cakes-delivery-online) to over 1000 cities. With such additions as the valentine week package, the gifting site is surely setting itself apart from others.


News Article | December 1, 2016
Site: marketersmedia.com

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2016 / Active Wall St. announces its post-earnings coverage on Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT). The company released its second quarter fiscal 2017 (Q2 FY17) earnings on November 22, 2016. The medical technology company's sales numbers came in below Wall Street's expectations. The firm also reduced its earnings forecast. Register with us now for your free membership at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. One of Medtronic's competitors within the Medical Appliances & Equipment space, Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), announced on November 02, 21016, its financial results for the fiscal Q4 ended September 24, 2016. AWS will be initiating a research report on Hologic in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on MDT; touching on HOLX. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the three months ended on October 28, 2016, Medtronic reported worldwide revenue of $7.35 billion, an increase of 4% from the year ago period. Foreign currency had a positive $50 million impact on revenue. The revenue numbers were, however, below analysts' forecasts of $7.45 billion. The company's Q2 FY17 GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.115 billion and $0.80, increases of 114% and 122%, respectively. On an adjusted basis, the company reported Q2 FY17 non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS of $1.561 billion and $1.12, respectively, representing increases of 6% and 9%, respectively. EPS was above the market expectations of earnings of $1.11 per share. After adjusting for unfavorable $0.6 per share foreign exchange impact, adjusted EPS in the reported quarter came in at $1.18, higher by 15% from Q2 FY16. During Q2 FY17, Medtronic's Cardiac and Vascular Group (CVG), which consist of the Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure (CRHF), Coronary & Structural Heart (CSH), and Aortic & Peripheral Vascular (APV) divisions, reported worldwide revenue of $2.58 billion, higher by 4% on a y-o-y basis, driven by CRHF growth from the recent acquisition of HeartWare and strong growth in other CRHF businesses, as well as growth in APV. CSH's revenue growth was flat as strong growth in Structural Heart partially offset declines in Coronary. The CRHF sub-segment reported revenue of $1.40 billion in Q2 FY17, which was higher by 6% from Q2 FY16. The company's CSH unit posted revenue of $753 million, flat compared to the year ago period. Revenue from the APV division registered a 5% growth to $431 million in Q2 FY17, with low-single digit growth on a constant currency basis in the Aortic business. For Q2 FY17, Medtronic's Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG), which comprises of the Surgical Solutions and the Patient Monitoring & Recovery (PMR) divisions marked a 5% increase in sales to $2.47 billion compared to the year ago same period, led by MITG growth drivers, primarily Open-to-MIS, Emerging Markets, and Renal Care, as well as contributions from recent acquisitions and strength in Ventilation. Revenue from MITG's surgical solutions unit grew 5% on a y-o-y basis to $1.36 billion. PMR revenue was $1.11 billion, gaining 4% compared to the year ago comparable period, driven by mid-single digit growth in the Respiratory & Patient Monitoring business as a result of strong sales of the Puritan Bennett(TM) 980 ventilator. In Q2 FY17, Medtronic's Restorative Therapies Group (RTG), which includes the Spine, Brain Therapies, Specialty Therapies, and Pain Therapies divisions grew 4% on a y-o-y basis to $1.83 billion. The Group's results were driven by mid-single digit growth in Brain Therapies and Specialty Therapies and continued improvement in Spine, offsetting declines in Pain Therapies. Sales from RTG division's Spine sub-segment edged 2% to 663 million, the division's strongest growth in 7 quarters. The segment's Brain Therapies unit generated revenue of $506 million, higher by 7% compared to the year ago same period. The RTG unit's specialty Therapies segment posted a 6% gain in revenue to $369 million in Q2 FY17. Meanwhile, sales from the segment's Pain Therapies unit declined 2% to $288 million. After adjusting for the divestiture of the division`s drug business, which occurred in Q3 FY16, Pain Therapies' revenue increased 1% on a constant currency basis. During Q2 FY17, Medtronic's Diabetes Group which comprises of Intensive Insulin Management (IIM), Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies (NDT), and Diabetes Service & Solutions (DSS) divisions grew by 3% to generate revenue of $462 million. The growth in the segment slowed down due to the dynamics associated with the U.S. FDA approval of the MiniMed® 630G System and earlier-than-expected U.S. FDA approval of the MiniMed® 670G System, which the company expects to become commercially available in spring of 2017. IIM grew in the mid-single digits on a constant currency basis, including mid-teens growth on a constant currency basis in International markets as a result of continued strong sales in Europe and Asia/Pacific of the MiniMed® 640G System. NDT grew in the high-thirties on a constant currency basis, led by strong sales of the iPro®2 Professional Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) technology with Pattern Snapshot to primary care physicians. DSS grew in the low-single digits on a constant currency basis as a result of growth in consumables, Diabeter clinics in Europe, and continued strong growth of the MiniMed® Connect, offset by the impact of buying patterns due to the previously mentioned insulin pump approvals. During Q2 FY17, Medtronic's gross margin contracted 75 basis points (bps) to 68.3% despite a 2.9% increase in gross profit to $4.02 billion. Adjusted operating margin also shrunk 67 basis points on a y-o-y basis to 26.7%. Medtronic lowered its FY17 adjusted diluted guidance to a growth of 8%−10% on a constant currency, a constant week basis compared to the prior expectation of 12%−16%. Medtronic also lowered its revenue growth forecast for FY17, currently anticipating revenue growth to be within the mid-single digit range on a constant currency, constant week basis compared to the earlier expectation of the upper half of the mid-single digit range. At the close of trading session on November 30, 2016, Medtronic's stock price marginally fell 0.56% to end the day at $73.01. A total volume of 11.61 million shares were exchanged during the session, which was above the 3-month average volume of 5.33 million shares. 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If you're a company we are covering and wish to no longer feature on our coverage list contact us via email and/or phone between 09:30 EDT to 16:00 EDT from Monday to Friday at: CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2016 / Active Wall St. announces its post-earnings coverage on Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT). The company released its second quarter fiscal 2017 (Q2 FY17) earnings on November 22, 2016. The medical technology company's sales numbers came in below Wall Street's expectations. The firm also reduced its earnings forecast. Register with us now for your free membership at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. One of Medtronic's competitors within the Medical Appliances & Equipment space, Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), announced on November 02, 21016, its financial results for the fiscal Q4 ended September 24, 2016. AWS will be initiating a research report on Hologic in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on MDT; touching on HOLX. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the three months ended on October 28, 2016, Medtronic reported worldwide revenue of $7.35 billion, an increase of 4% from the year ago period. Foreign currency had a positive $50 million impact on revenue. The revenue numbers were, however, below analysts' forecasts of $7.45 billion. The company's Q2 FY17 GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.115 billion and $0.80, increases of 114% and 122%, respectively. On an adjusted basis, the company reported Q2 FY17 non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS of $1.561 billion and $1.12, respectively, representing increases of 6% and 9%, respectively. EPS was above the market expectations of earnings of $1.11 per share. After adjusting for unfavorable $0.6 per share foreign exchange impact, adjusted EPS in the reported quarter came in at $1.18, higher by 15% from Q2 FY16. During Q2 FY17, Medtronic's Cardiac and Vascular Group (CVG), which consist of the Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure (CRHF), Coronary & Structural Heart (CSH), and Aortic & Peripheral Vascular (APV) divisions, reported worldwide revenue of $2.58 billion, higher by 4% on a y-o-y basis, driven by CRHF growth from the recent acquisition of HeartWare and strong growth in other CRHF businesses, as well as growth in APV. CSH's revenue growth was flat as strong growth in Structural Heart partially offset declines in Coronary. The CRHF sub-segment reported revenue of $1.40 billion in Q2 FY17, which was higher by 6% from Q2 FY16. The company's CSH unit posted revenue of $753 million, flat compared to the year ago period. Revenue from the APV division registered a 5% growth to $431 million in Q2 FY17, with low-single digit growth on a constant currency basis in the Aortic business. For Q2 FY17, Medtronic's Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG), which comprises of the Surgical Solutions and the Patient Monitoring & Recovery (PMR) divisions marked a 5% increase in sales to $2.47 billion compared to the year ago same period, led by MITG growth drivers, primarily Open-to-MIS, Emerging Markets, and Renal Care, as well as contributions from recent acquisitions and strength in Ventilation. Revenue from MITG's surgical solutions unit grew 5% on a y-o-y basis to $1.36 billion. PMR revenue was $1.11 billion, gaining 4% compared to the year ago comparable period, driven by mid-single digit growth in the Respiratory & Patient Monitoring business as a result of strong sales of the Puritan Bennett(TM) 980 ventilator. In Q2 FY17, Medtronic's Restorative Therapies Group (RTG), which includes the Spine, Brain Therapies, Specialty Therapies, and Pain Therapies divisions grew 4% on a y-o-y basis to $1.83 billion. The Group's results were driven by mid-single digit growth in Brain Therapies and Specialty Therapies and continued improvement in Spine, offsetting declines in Pain Therapies. Sales from RTG division's Spine sub-segment edged 2% to 663 million, the division's strongest growth in 7 quarters. The segment's Brain Therapies unit generated revenue of $506 million, higher by 7% compared to the year ago same period. The RTG unit's specialty Therapies segment posted a 6% gain in revenue to $369 million in Q2 FY17. Meanwhile, sales from the segment's Pain Therapies unit declined 2% to $288 million. After adjusting for the divestiture of the division`s drug business, which occurred in Q3 FY16, Pain Therapies' revenue increased 1% on a constant currency basis. During Q2 FY17, Medtronic's Diabetes Group which comprises of Intensive Insulin Management (IIM), Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies (NDT), and Diabetes Service & Solutions (DSS) divisions grew by 3% to generate revenue of $462 million. The growth in the segment slowed down due to the dynamics associated with the U.S. FDA approval of the MiniMed® 630G System and earlier-than-expected U.S. FDA approval of the MiniMed® 670G System, which the company expects to become commercially available in spring of 2017. IIM grew in the mid-single digits on a constant currency basis, including mid-teens growth on a constant currency basis in International markets as a result of continued strong sales in Europe and Asia/Pacific of the MiniMed® 640G System. NDT grew in the high-thirties on a constant currency basis, led by strong sales of the iPro®2 Professional Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) technology with Pattern Snapshot to primary care physicians. DSS grew in the low-single digits on a constant currency basis as a result of growth in consumables, Diabeter clinics in Europe, and continued strong growth of the MiniMed® Connect, offset by the impact of buying patterns due to the previously mentioned insulin pump approvals. During Q2 FY17, Medtronic's gross margin contracted 75 basis points (bps) to 68.3% despite a 2.9% increase in gross profit to $4.02 billion. Adjusted operating margin also shrunk 67 basis points on a y-o-y basis to 26.7%. Medtronic lowered its FY17 adjusted diluted guidance to a growth of 8%−10% on a constant currency, a constant week basis compared to the prior expectation of 12%−16%. Medtronic also lowered its revenue growth forecast for FY17, currently anticipating revenue growth to be within the mid-single digit range on a constant currency, constant week basis compared to the earlier expectation of the upper half of the mid-single digit range. At the close of trading session on November 30, 2016, Medtronic's stock price marginally fell 0.56% to end the day at $73.01. A total volume of 11.61 million shares were exchanged during the session, which was above the 3-month average volume of 5.33 million shares. 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News Article | December 14, 2016
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Innovation In Motion’s Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Slide has raised over $100K, doubling their funding goal of $42K. Slide is the first retrofit smart curtain system that automates homeowners’ existing horizontal curtains using wireless connectivity and integration with smart home platforms. Slide takes two minutes to install and still allows individuals to move their curtains by hand or by using the Slide App. The Slide App allows users to open and close their curtains via their smartphone, as well as choose if they want to close a single curtain or multiple curtains. Individuals can even set how far apart their curtains should be opened according to their personal preference. Timers can also be turned on via the mobile app to open and close curtains at fixed times, such as sunrise and sunset. Slide has the ability to support up to eight user devices per house, so everyone can be in charge. “We saw a lack of affordable, smart devices that motorize the curtains people already have in a way that’s simple and efficient,” said co-creator Thijs Olthof. “Today, it’s all about smart home technology, which is why we decided to create Slide. Not only is it incredibly easy to use and install, it works with virtually all existing horizontal curtains and can easily connect with IFTTT to customize your experience.” Since windows are the most poorly insulated part of a house, Slide can use geofencing technology to automatically close a homeowners’ curtains when everyone leaves the house and open them when someone comes home. This technology allows the curtains to keep houses and apartments cool during the summer and preserve heat during colder winter months. Using mesh technology, individuals can connect multiple slides to their home network, which will allow for easy grouping of Slides per room. The mobile app also features a holiday mode that lets an individual input their vacation time so that Slide can open and close their curtains at randomized times to keep potential intruders from thinking the house is empty. Instead of curtains opening and closing at the exact same time while users are gone, Slide can randomize the times that they open or close to make the suggestion that someone is home more believable. By using the If This Then That (IFTTT) platform, users can pair Slide with Amazon Echo, Google Home, which includes voice control capabilities, and hundreds of other smart home systems. Early adopters of Slide can pre-order one on Kickstarter for around $73. Two Slides are also available for about $127. For more information about Slide, visit http://bit.ly/SlideKS. Innovation In Motion (IIM) is the Amsterdam-based startup behind Slide, the world’s first retrofit smart curtain system. IIM was founded in 2016 by entrepreneurs Kaj Beetstra and Thijs Olthof. The team at IIM is passionate about smart homes and committed to creating smart home solutions that are accessible to everyone. For more information, visit http://www.goslide.io.


News Article | November 27, 2016
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New Delhi, India, November 27, 2016 --( PickdUp, a digital marketing EdTech venture has recently analyzed the opinions of social media users through their conversations around demonetization. A total of 742 Posts have been analyzed with 630 unique users talking about #demonetization. These conversations have generated 16.039 million impressions. Black Money and fight against corruption have been central themes of the conversations around demonetization. There has been a higher active participation by women in conversations. Overall, 36.4% of all conversations were driven by women. 18% of conversations analyzed were positive including 75.6% being neutral. It indicates an overall positive sentiment towards the move. 44% of users shared content through an Android device followed by people sharing stories from the desktop/web browsers. About PickdUp PickdUp is an e-learning platform offering digital marketing courses. PickdUp aims to to promote research, innovation and skill development in business with a focus on accessibility, affordability and quality. It is backed by faculty and graduates from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Mangement (IIM) including industry experts. New Delhi, India, November 27, 2016 --( PR.com )-- A recent study of social media conversations with 16 million+ impressions by 630 unique users around demonetization found that social media users have given Demonetization by the Narendra Modi government a thumbs up with an 18% positive sentiment. A higher percentage of women took part in these conversations with most conversations originating from Android OS.PickdUp, a digital marketing EdTech venture has recently analyzed the opinions of social media users through their conversations around demonetization. A total of 742 Posts have been analyzed with 630 unique users talking about #demonetization. These conversations have generated 16.039 million impressions.Black Money and fight against corruption have been central themes of the conversations around demonetization. There has been a higher active participation by women in conversations. Overall, 36.4% of all conversations were driven by women. 18% of conversations analyzed were positive including 75.6% being neutral. It indicates an overall positive sentiment towards the move.44% of users shared content through an Android device followed by people sharing stories from the desktop/web browsers.About PickdUpPickdUp is an e-learning platform offering digital marketing courses. PickdUp aims to to promote research, innovation and skill development in business with a focus on accessibility, affordability and quality. It is backed by faculty and graduates from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Mangement (IIM) including industry experts. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from PickdUp


Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur, in association with AZB Partners, Shaping Tomorrow, Anupam Sanghi and Associates, and LexisNexis organized the Third International Conference on Competition Regulation and Competitiveness on February 5, 2016, at Hotel Lalit, N


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I first encountered induction cookers when I joined Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, a graduate business school, as visiting professor of strategy in 2011. Having never heard of them in the U.S., I quizzed people about them. 

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