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San Francisco, CA, April 27, 2017 --( The release of the new Language Studio™ NMT capabilities, complementing the existing Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) capabilities in the LexisNexis IP Solutions current workflow, provides for more accurate machine translations of IP documents. LexisNexis is once again asserting its market leadership position by offering the most innovative technologies and solutions available today to provide customers with industry leading Intellectual Property tools. “We have always pioneered advanced solutions to enhance our offerings, and our deployment of the new Language Studio™ NMT capabilities extends our existing partnership with Omniscien Technologies,” says Eric van Stegeren, Senior Director Technical Solutions and Managing Director of LexisNexis IP Solutions. “It provides us with the ability once again to establish our leadership position in the industry and provide a unique, high-quality offering to our clients,” van Stegeren continued. “Language Studio™ from Omniscien Technologies has served us well over the years, and the addition of NMT allows us the flexibility to select the best technology for the job dynamically, be it SMT, NMT or a combination of both. This represents a unique opportunity to achieve far better quality translations and solutions as part of our products,” says Laura Rossi, Manager Language Technology Solutions at LexisNexis IP Solutions. “We are truly honored and thrilled by the opportunity to be able to continue and extend our long-standing relationship with LexisNexis IP Solutions. Taking such a sophisticated new technology to market in an environment with such complexity as Intellectual Property data and the associated volumes of more than 100 billion words this year alone, requires a highly skilled team on both sides of the partnership as well as the effective collaboration which we have found in LexisNexis IP Solutions,” says Andrew Rufener, CEO of Omniscien Technologies. This collaboration between LexisNexis IP Solutions and Omniscien Technologies marks the largest commercial NMT deployment for intellectual property data translation between Asian and European languages in the world. Language Studio™ with Neural Machine Translation was announced for general availability on April 21 and is available to the global customer base of Omniscien Technologies in Language Studio™ Cloud as well as Language Studio™ Enterprise as an on-premise solution for customers requiring secure or high-volume installations. LexisNexis IP Solutions is part of LexisNexis® Legal & Professional. About LexisNexis® Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. About Omniscien Technologies Omniscien Technologies is a leading global supplier of high-performance and secure high-quality Language Processing, Machine Translation (MT) and Machine Learning technologies and services for content intensive applications. Our wide range of solutions serves clientele from various industries including the Localization Industry, Online Research Services, Publishing, eCommerce, Media, Online Travel, Technology, Enterprise and Government. Omniscien Technologies has gained a reputation for cutting edge solutions with its Language Studio™ platform. Depending upon the customer’s unique requirements, Language Studio™ can be deployed in a variety of ways to integrate with their in-house data processing and translation management systems, and it offers unparalleled levels of customization and control as well as feature rich pre- and post-processing, enabling customers with even the most complex data to achieve both high quality and high volume output to satisfy every use case. Omniscien Technologies has by far the most comprehensive and feature rich system in the market today. Covering 548 language pairs and with a number of industry specific solutions, Omniscien Technologies remains the partner of choice for customers with complex, high-volume bespoke data processing and machine translation needs. San Francisco, CA, April 27, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Omniscien Technologies (formerly Asia Online) today announced a partnership with LexisNexis to deploy Language Studio™ Neural Machine Translation (NMT) to further support the LexisNexis intellectual property workflow. This agreement offers the marketplace a superior customized solution based on the combination of expertise from leaders in machine translation and intellectual property solutions, Omniscien Technologies and LexisNexis IP.The release of the new Language Studio™ NMT capabilities, complementing the existing Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) capabilities in the LexisNexis IP Solutions current workflow, provides for more accurate machine translations of IP documents. LexisNexis is once again asserting its market leadership position by offering the most innovative technologies and solutions available today to provide customers with industry leading Intellectual Property tools.“We have always pioneered advanced solutions to enhance our offerings, and our deployment of the new Language Studio™ NMT capabilities extends our existing partnership with Omniscien Technologies,” says Eric van Stegeren, Senior Director Technical Solutions and Managing Director of LexisNexis IP Solutions. “It provides us with the ability once again to establish our leadership position in the industry and provide a unique, high-quality offering to our clients,” van Stegeren continued.“Language Studio™ from Omniscien Technologies has served us well over the years, and the addition of NMT allows us the flexibility to select the best technology for the job dynamically, be it SMT, NMT or a combination of both. This represents a unique opportunity to achieve far better quality translations and solutions as part of our products,” says Laura Rossi, Manager Language Technology Solutions at LexisNexis IP Solutions.“We are truly honored and thrilled by the opportunity to be able to continue and extend our long-standing relationship with LexisNexis IP Solutions. Taking such a sophisticated new technology to market in an environment with such complexity as Intellectual Property data and the associated volumes of more than 100 billion words this year alone, requires a highly skilled team on both sides of the partnership as well as the effective collaboration which we have found in LexisNexis IP Solutions,” says Andrew Rufener, CEO of Omniscien Technologies.This collaboration between LexisNexis IP Solutions and Omniscien Technologies marks the largest commercial NMT deployment for intellectual property data translation between Asian and European languages in the world.Language Studio™ with Neural Machine Translation was announced for general availability on April 21 and is available to the global customer base of Omniscien Technologies in Language Studio™ Cloud as well as Language Studio™ Enterprise as an on-premise solution for customers requiring secure or high-volume installations.LexisNexis IP Solutions is part of LexisNexis® Legal & Professional.About LexisNexis® Legal & ProfessionalLexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.About Omniscien TechnologiesOmniscien Technologies is a leading global supplier of high-performance and secure high-quality Language Processing, Machine Translation (MT) and Machine Learning technologies and services for content intensive applications. Our wide range of solutions serves clientele from various industries including the Localization Industry, Online Research Services, Publishing, eCommerce, Media, Online Travel, Technology, Enterprise and Government.Omniscien Technologies has gained a reputation for cutting edge solutions with its Language Studio™ platform. Depending upon the customer’s unique requirements, Language Studio™ can be deployed in a variety of ways to integrate with their in-house data processing and translation management systems, and it offers unparalleled levels of customization and control as well as feature rich pre- and post-processing, enabling customers with even the most complex data to achieve both high quality and high volume output to satisfy every use case. Omniscien Technologies has by far the most comprehensive and feature rich system in the market today.Covering 548 language pairs and with a number of industry specific solutions, Omniscien Technologies remains the partner of choice for customers with complex, high-volume bespoke data processing and machine translation needs. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Omniscien Technologies


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Market Research Services Global Market Briefing 2017" report to their offering. 'Market Research Services Global Market Briefing' provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global market research services. Market research services comprise companies that offers services such as aiding in marketing activities, studying and analyzing the market as per client needs and specifications. The market research services market does not include legal services, accounting, and other major general professional services. For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jll9f6/market_research


-- Scope e-Knowledge Center, an award winning services partner to publishers and information providers worldwide, will be attending and presenting at the Society for Scholarly Publishing meeting, May 31 - June 2 in Boston, Massachusetts USA.A primary focus for Scope at the meeting will be its suite of services designed to enhance the discovery and users experience with scholarly book content. The offering, called "ConSCIse," combines advanced technology with expert subject curation to develop abstracts, keywords and other granular metadata to streamline search, increase the speed and accuracy of discovery, and expand opportunities for monetizing content.Representatives from Scope will present at two conference sessions: 1) Session 1C (Thursday 10:30am) -- "Changes in Academic Book Publishing Models," and 2) Plenary Previews Session (Friday 9am) -- "New and Noteworthy Product Presentations.""The discovery, user experience, and monetization of book content continues to be an important focus for both primary scholarly publishers as well as secondary publishers and other aggregators,"notes Tram Venkatraman, President of Scope e-Knowledge Center. "Publishers need to increase their ROI; authors seek more exposure and recognition for their work; users expect enhanced functionality. ConSCIse combines the subject expertise and technical scalability to enrich book content to facilitate this in a flexible, cost effective offshore model."Scope e-Knowledge also offers related services such as taxonomy and ontology development, deep indexing and tagging of content and data assets, web crawling and data harvesting, and metadata enhancement.SSP attendees can meet with Scope e-Knowledge representatives at Booth 'C' next to Table 5 in the Exhibit Hall. Contact Rich Kobel, VP of Business Development, rkobel@scopeknowledge.com, to schedule a discussion.Scope, a Quatrro Global Services company, is an award-winning provider of outsourced, costeffective Content Enhancement Services, Data Management Services, Business Research Services and Patent Analytics for various clients across the globe. Scope, a niche knowledge services provider, has employees from various educational backgrounds and experience delivering knowledge solutions across multiple industry verticals and domains. Scope fulfils customer needs by leveraging its experience and capabilities using in-house developed proprietary technology solutions and platforms for service delivery as well as its internal needs. Scope is also the publisher of the daily newsletter Knowledgespeak, a comprehensive news service focusing on the STM information industry.Vice President, Business Development,USAScope e-Knowledge Center+1 631 375 1555Associate Vice President, Business Development,UK & EuropeScope e-Knowledge Center+44 770 203 6704Deborah@scopeknowledge.comwww.scopeknowledge.com


News Article | May 18, 2017
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Scripophily.com is announcing a Dads and Grads Sales with discounts of up to 35%. Use the coupon code “dadsandgrads” on our online store when checking out for an additional 15% discount. Old paper stock and bond certificates make unique gifts that will last a lifetime. Stock and bond certificates are given as gifts because of their historical significance, beauty and artwork, autographs, notoriety, as well as many other factors. They look terrific framed on walls in homes, offices and dorm rooms. In addition, they continue to increase in popularity as Wall Street continues to dominate the news. "Stock and Bond Certificates are a fun and affordable way to recognize and appreciate financial history" said Bob Kerstein, CEO of Scripophily.com. "Many dad's like the certificates because of the sentimental longing for the past or place with happy personal associations of the company's and industries who issued the certificates. Today's grads can learn from stock and bond certificates about the industrial and stock market booms and busts over time." Kerstein added. Certificates are collected and given as gifts because of their historical significance, beauty and artwork, autographs, notoriety, as well as many other factors. Old Greek, Chinese, Confederate and Panama Canal bond certificates have been very popular this year. In addition, scandals like Lehman Bros. and Enron, and stock certificates signed by John D. Rockefeller and other famous businessmen continue to be our top sellers. Scripophily (scrip-ah-fil-ly) is the name of the hobby of collecting old stock and bond certificates. Certificate values range from a few dollars to more than $500,000 for the most unique and rare items. Tens of thousands of Scripophily buyers worldwide include casual collectors, corporate archives, business executives, museums and serious collectors. The supply of new certificates reaching the collector market has been substantially reduced due to changes in state laws and stock exchanges rules. Many companies are no longer required to issue physical stock and bond certificates by stock exchanges and the Securities and Exchange Commission, a process called “dematerialization.” Stock certificates can now be registered and transferred electronically. Paper stock certificates are slowly being removed and retired from circulation in exchange for electronic recording. This means fewer new paper certificates are reaching the market and older ones are destroyed when they are redeemed. As a result, the supply of paper stock certificates is significantly reduced. Scripophily.com - The Gift of History is the Internets leading buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates and have items on loan for display in the Smithsonian’s Museum of Financial History in New York. Our company has been featured on CNBC, USA Today, Associated Press, Reuters, Nightline, Today Show, Baltimore Sun, and Washington Post and in many other media publications. The company also offers the World’s #1 old stock research service at OldCompany.com and offers high resolution scans for publications. Scripophily.com has over 17,500 selections on its website. In 2011, Scripophily.com, the parent company of Old Company Research Service, acquired the old stock & bond business research service correspondence, archives and copyrights from Herzog & Co., Inc. (formally R.M. Smythe Old Stock Research Services). The acquisition included rights to all reference material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, and Herzog & Co., Inc. as well as all correspondence from the R.M. Smythe Special Library used in the Smythe’s Obsolete Research activities which began in 1880. Scripophily.com /Old Company Research Service, founding member of the Old Stock Exchange, is the successor company to all material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, R.M. Smythe Stock Research Service, and the Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services. Scripophily.com and Old Company Research Services was founded by Bob Kerstein (Bob.com). Bob is a CPA and CGMA, and has more than 40 years of senior management experience in the Cellular, Cable TV, Satellite, Internet, Professional Sports and Entertainment Industries. Bob is also the President of the Professional Scripophily Traders Association (PSTA) and co founder of the American Stock and Bond Collectors Association. For more information on Scripophily.com®, visit http://www.scripophily.com, http://www.oldcompany.com, http://www.scripophily.net, http://www.bestservice.com, http://www.bob.com or call 1-703-787-3552.


News Article | May 17, 2017
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To view the complete report, please click here. For more information about Morningstar Asset Flows, please visit http://global.morningstar.com/assetflows. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. About Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than $200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of March 31, 2017. The company has operations in 27 countries. Morningstar's Manager Research Group consists of various wholly owned subsidiaries of Morningstar, Inc. including, but not limited to, Morningstar Research Services LLC. Analyst Ratings are subjective in nature and should not be used as the sole basis for investment decisions. Analyst Ratings are based on Morningstar's Manager Research Group's current expectations about future events and therefore involve unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause such expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what was expected. Analyst Ratings are not guarantees nor should they be viewed as an assessment of a fund's or the fund's underlying securities' creditworthiness. This press release is for informational purposes only; references to securities in this press release should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the securities. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/morningstar-reports-us-mutual-fund-and-etf-asset-flows-for-april-2017-300459307.html


News Article | May 25, 2017
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Awarding outstanding examples of technology innovation in the life sciences, from basic R&D to translational medicine since 2003 NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2017) - Bio-IT World has announced the winners of the 2017 Best Practices Awards this morning at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo in Boston, MA. Entries from Maccabi Healthcare System, Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, Allotrope Foundation, Earlham Institute, Biomedical Imaging Research Services Section (BIRSS), and Alexion Pharmaceuticals were honored. Since 2003, the Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards has honored excellence in bioinformatics, basic and clinical research, and IT frameworks for biology and drug discovery. Winners were chosen in four categories, and two discretionary awards this year as well. "Looking back at the fourteen years since our first Best Practices competition, I am amazed by how far the bio-IT field has come. I continue to be inspired by the work done in our field," said Bio-IT World Editor Allison Proffitt. "The Bio-IT World Community is increasingly open, and the partnerships and projects showcased here prove our dedication to collaborative excellence." Bio-IT World debuted the Best Practices Awards at the second Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in 2003, hoping to not only elevate the critical role of information technology in modern biomedical research, but also to highlight platforms and strategies that could be widely shared across the industry to improve the quality, pace, and reach of science. In the years since, hundreds of projects have been entered in the annual competition, and over 80 prizes have been given out to the most outstanding entries. This year, a panel of eleven invited expert judges joined the Bio-IT World editors in reviewing detailed submissions from pharmaceutical companies, academic centers, government agencies, and technology providers. The awards ceremony was held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, where the winning teams received their prizes from Proffitt, veteran judge Chris Dwan, and Philips Kuhl, president of conference organizer Cambridge Healthtech Institute. In October 2015, Maccabi Healthcare System joined forces with Medial EarlySign to implement advanced AI and machine learning algorithms to uncover the "hidden" signals within electronic medical records (EMRs) and identify unscreened individuals at high risk of harboring Colorectal Cancer. The system used existing EMR Data only, including routine blood counts. ColonFlag evaluated nearly 80,000 outpatient blood count tests results collected over one year, and flagged 690 individuals (approximately 1%) as highest risk population for further evaluation. Of those, 220 colonoscopies were performed, of which 42% had findings including 20 cancers (10%). Precision medicine for newborns by 26-hour Whole Genome Sequencing Genetic diseases, of which there are more than 5,000, are the leading cause of death in infants, especially in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). The gateway to precision medicine and improved outcomes in NICUs/PICUs is a rapid genetic diagnosis. Diagnosis by standard methods, including whole genome sequencing (WGS), is too slow to guide NICU/PICU management. Edico Genome, Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, and Illumina have developed scalable infrastructure to enable widespread deployment of ultra-rapid diagnosis of genetic diseases in NICUs and PICUs. First described in "A 26-hour system of highly sensitive WGS for emergency management of genetic diseases" in September 2015, we have now improved and implemented this infrastructure at Rady Children's Hospital (RCH). Among the first 48 RCH infants tested, 23 received diagnoses and 16 had a substantial change in NICU/PICU treatment. We are currently equipping other children's hospitals to emulate these results. The Allotrope Framework: A holistic set of capabilities to improve data access, interoperability and integrity through standardization, and enable data-driven innovation The Allotrope Framework is comprised of a technique-, vendor-, and platform-independent file format for data and contextual metadata (with class libraries to ensure consistent implementation); Taxonomies and Ontologies- an extensible basis of a controlled vocabulary to unambiguously describe and structure metadata; and Data Models that describe the structure of the data. Member companies, collaborating with vendor partners, have begun to demonstrate how the Framework enables cross-platform data transfer, facilitates finding, accessing and sharing data, and enables increased automation in laboratory data flow with a reduced need for error-prone manual input. The first production release is available to members and partners (as of Q4 2015), and phased public releases of the framework components will become available beginning mid-2017. Improving Global Food Security and Sustainability By Applying High-Performance Computing To Unlock The Complex Bread Wheat Genome One of the most important global challenges to face humanity will be the obligation to feed a world population of approximately nine billion people by 2050. Wheat is grown on the largest area of land of any crop at over 225 million hectares, and over two billion people worldwide are dependent on this crop as their daily staple diet. Unfortunately, the six primary crop species see up to 40% loss in yield due to plant disease. Furthermore, a changing climate, increased degradation in arable land, reduction in biodiversity through rainforest destruction, and increasing sea levels all contribute to declining crop yields that greatly undermines global food security and sustainability. A solution to this grand challenge is to unlock the complex genomics of important crops, such as bread wheat, to identify the genes that underlie resistance to disease and environmental factors. One of the toughest crops to tackle, bread wheat has a hugely complex genome and is five times bigger than the human genome, with 17 billion base pairs of DNA. By exploiting leading-edge HPC infrastructure deployed at the Earlham Institute (EI), scientists have now assembled the genomic blueprint of the bread wheat genome for the very first time. By analyzing this wheat assembly, breeders worldwide can now begin to explore new variations of wheat that exhibit the very traits that will help improve its durability in the face of dogged disease and climate change. The Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System (BRICS) is a dynamic, expanding, and easily reproducible informatics ecosystem developed to create secure, centralized biomedical databases to support research efforts to accelerate scientific discovery, by aggregating and sharing data using Web-based clinical report form generators and a data dictionary of Clinical Data Elements. Effective sharing of data is a fundamental attribute in this new era of data informatics. Such informatics advances create both technical and political challenges to efficiently and effectively use biomedical resources. Designed to be initially un-branded and not associated with a particular disease, BRICS has been used so far to support multiple neurobiological studies, including the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) program, the Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP), and the National Ophthalmic Disease Genotyping and Phenotyping Network (eyeGENE). Supporting the storage of phenotypic, imaging, neuropathological, and genomics data, the BRICS instances currently have more than 31,500 subjects. The Alexion Insight (AI) Engine is a decision support system that provides senior executives and corporate planning staff answers to business and scientific questions across a landscape of approximately 9,000 rare diseases. The AI Engine filters and sorts across key criteria such as prevalence, clinical trials, severity, and onset to prioritize in real-time diseases of interest for targets, line extensions, and business development activity. Over a period of two years Alexion worked with EPAM to develop the AI Engine. The system integrates data from several external data sources into a cloud-based, Semantic Web database. Gaps and errors in publicly available data were filled and corrected by a team of expert curators. The engine supports an interactive, web-based interface presenting the rare disease landscape. The AI Engine has reduced the amount of time required to produce recommendations to senior management on promising disease candidates from a few months to mere minutes. About Bio-IT World (www.Bio-ITWorld.com) Part of Healthtech Publishing, Bio-IT World provides outstanding coverage of cutting-edge trends and technologies that impact the management and analysis of life sciences data, including next-generation sequencing, drug discovery, predictive and systems biology, informatics tools, clinical trials, and personalized medicine. Through a variety of sources including, Bio-ITWorld.com, Weekly Update Newsletter and the Bio-IT World News Bulletins, Bio-IT World is a leading source of news and opinion on technology and strategic innovation in the life sciences, including drug discovery and development. About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (www.healthtech.com) Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), a division of Cambridge Innovation Institute, is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech, CROs, academia, and niche service providers. CHI is renowned for its vast conference portfolio held worldwide including PepTalk, Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, SCOPE Summit, Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, PEGS Summit, Drug Discovery Chemistry, Biomarker World Congress, World Preclinical Congress, Next Generation Dx Summit and Discovery on Target. CHI's portfolio of products include Cambridge Healthtech Institute Conferences, Barnett International, Insight Pharma Reports, Cambridge Marketing Consultants, Cambridge Meeting Planners, Knowledge Foundation Bio-IT World, Clinical Informatics News and Diagnostics World.


News Article | May 24, 2017
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Merchants and businesses of all sizes are realizing that mPOS is a necessary part of an omnichannel strategy in order to best serve the payment preferences of their customers. A new ForeSight report from Mercator Advisory Group, Mobile POS: More Than Just Payments for Merchants reviews the expanding world of mPOS and provides insights on how merchants can best take advantage of the versatility and business integration features offered by mobile payments systems. Download this complimentary ForeSight report, Mobile POS: More Than Just Payments for Merchants, for free. “What started with mPOS being targeted to start-ups and micro merchants has now evolved into a must-have payments system for all retail businesses, whether traditional brick-and-mortar stores, food trucks, or home service calls,” commented Raymond Pucci, Associate Director, Research Services at Mercator Advisory Group, the author of the report. Download this complimentary ForeSight report, Mobile Order and Pay Ahead: A New Sales Channel for Restaurants and Merchants, for free. Companies mentioned in this report: Bank of America, CardFlight, Chase Paymentech, Citibank, Clover, First Data, Global Payments, Ingenico, Magtek, NCR, PayPal, PNC, Shopify, Shopkeep, Square, TableSafe, TSYS, Vantiv, Verifone, Wells Fargo, and Worldpay. This report has 11 pages and 2 exhibits. Please visit us online at http://www.mercatoradvisorygroup.com. For more information and media inquiries, please call Mercator Advisory Group's main line: 1-781-419-1700, send email to media(at)mercatoradvisorygroup.com. About Mercator Advisory Group Mercator Advisory Group is the leading independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal PaymentsJournal.com.


The full study about fund fee trends is available here and an article summarizing the findings is available here. The study excludes money market funds and funds of funds. Morningstar has approximately 130 manager research analysts worldwide who cover approximately 4,270 funds. The company provides data on approximately 217,000 open-end mutual funds, 11,600 closed-end funds, and 14,100 exchange-traded product listings as of March 31, 2017. About Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than $200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of March 31, 2017. The company has operations in 27 countries. Morningstar's Manager Research Group consists of various wholly owned subsidiaries of Morningstar, Inc. including, but not limited to, Morningstar Research Services LLC. Analyst Ratings are subjective in nature and should not be used as the sole basis for investment decisions. Analyst Ratings are based on Morningstar's Manager Research Group's current expectations about future events and therefore involve unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause such expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what was expected. Analyst Ratings are not guarantees nor should they be viewed as an assessment of a fund's or the fund's underlying securities' creditworthiness. This press release is for informational purposes only; references to securities in this press release should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the securities. References to and commentary on the above-mentioned fund families should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell a fund(s) within that fund family. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/morningstars-annual-fund-fee-study-finds-investors-are-paying-less-than-ever-for-their-fund-investments-300462350.html


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Market Research Services Global Market Report 2017" report to their offering. The Market Research Services Global Market Briefing provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the market research services sector. The USA was the largest country in the market research services market in 2016, accounting for about $30 billion or 25% of the global market. The UK was the second largest market, accounting for about $6 billion or 8% of the global market. China was the third largest market, accounting for about $6 billion or 7% of the global market. Germany accounted for about 5% and $4 billion, while Brazil accounted for 1.5% of the global market research services market. Market research companies are increasingly using advanced research technologies to generate consumer insights. For instance eye tracking technology aids researchers in giving unbiased insights. This technology is used in studying consumer behavior during shopping, wherein researchers can capture actual reaction and time spent gazing at a particular product or a group. Thus, eye tracking technology is helpful for gauging consumer reaction towards products, without any bias or errors. 15. Key Mergers And Acquisitions In The Market Research Services Market For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wqs5pc/market_research


As of April 30, 2017, Morningstar analysts had assigned a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold to 134 unique U.S. funds, a Silver rating to 313 funds, a Bronze rating to 509 funds, a Neutral rating to 509 funds, and a Negative rating to 13 funds. Morningstar Medalists currently account for approximately 9 percent of unique mutual funds available for sale in the United States and 61 percent of assets under management. Morningstar's manager research analysts rate approximately $12 trillion of U.S. investor assets, or approximately 70 percent of total investor assets in the United States. The following Morningstar Analyst Rating changes occurred in April 2017: A list of the Analyst Ratings for 59 U.S. funds and three target-date series that Morningstar affirmed in April is available here. A list of the new Analyst Ratings for 30 U.S. funds that Morningstar assigned in April is available here. A summary of last month's Morningstar Analyst Rating changes for U.S. funds is available on Morningstar.com in the latest Fund Spy: Medalist Edition here. Morningstar launched its Analyst Rating for funds and Global Fund Reports in November 2011. Morningstar Medalists—Gold-, Silver-, and Bronze-rated funds—are funds that analysts determine are likely to outperform their peer groups and/or relevant benchmarks on a risk-adjusted basis over a market cycle of at least five years. The differences between the positive ratings indicate the level of the analyst's conviction in a fund's future performance. Analysts arrive at a rating through an evaluation of five key pillars: People, Process, Parent, Performance, and Price. The Analyst Rating methodology for mutual funds is available here and for ETFs here. To view a complete list and supporting analysis for Analyst Ratings for U.S. funds, please visit www.morningstar.com. Premium Members have access to a Morningstar Medalists screener, where users can sort funds by Morningstar Rating, Morningstar Analyst Rating, Fund Family, Manager Tenure, Expense Ratio, and other metrics. Morningstar's Global Fund Reports, in-depth research reports that include a wealth of data and analysis, are available in Morningstar DirectSM, the company's web-based global investment analysis platform for institutional investors, and in Morningstar OfficeSM, a global practice and portfolio management solution for advisors. Morningstar has approximately 130 manager research analysts worldwide who cover approximately 4,270 funds. The company provides data on approximately 217,000 open-end mutual funds, 11,600 closed-end funds, and 14,100 exchange-traded product listings as of March 31, 2017. About Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than $200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of March 31, 2017. The company has operations in 27 countries. Morningstar's Manager Research Group consists of various wholly owned subsidiaries of Morningstar, Inc. including, but not limited to, Morningstar Research Services LLC. Analyst Ratings are subjective in nature and should not be used as the sole basis for investment decisions. Analyst Ratings are based on Morningstar's Manager Research Group's current expectations about future events and therefore involve unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause such expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what was expected. Analyst Ratings are not guarantees nor should they be viewed as an assessment of a fund's or the fund's underlying securities' creditworthiness. This press release is for informational purposes only; references to securities in this press release should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the securities. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/morningstar-upgrades-analyst-rating-for-seven-us-funds-downgrades-10-funds-assigns-new-ratings-to-30-funds-in-april-300453226.html

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