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Lenovo decide to Buy Motorola from Google

In 2013, it looked like Google-owned Motorola Mobility had at long last hit its stride with the release of the Moto X and Moto G. Notwithstanding the success of these two telephones, Google is as of now offering the organization.

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Techcrunch is reporting that Google will be offering the Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for practically $3 billion. Google acquired the organization in 2011 for $12.5 billion. While the distinction in cost between the two makes it appear as though Google may clutch a few patents, yet China Daily reports the arrangement nets Lenovo 10,000 patents. That is over 50% of the 17,000 patents Google procured in its unique buy. Continue reading “Lenovo decide to Buy Motorola from Google” »

Mashable Closes $13.3 Million in Its First Ever Capital Raise to Expand Media-Tech Company for the Connected Generation; Investment Led by Updata Partners

Mashable Closes $ 13.3 Million in Its First Ever Capital Raise to Expand Media-Tech Company for the Connected Generation; Investment Led by Updata Partners










New York, NY (PRWEB) January 06, 2014

This is the company’s first capital raised since its founding in 2005. The capital will go to bolster Mashable’s editorial operations, grow its global audience, develop new technology products, expand its BrandLab and advertising offerings, and open up a larger headquarters in New York City and offices in Los Angeles and London.

Additional investors who participated in the Series A round include New Markets Venture Partners; Social Starts; Michael and Kass Lazerow, serial entrepreneurs and co-founders of Buddy Media; Elio Leoni Sceti, CEO of Iglo Group and tech private investor; and David Jones, Global CEO of Havas and Founder of One Young World.

“Mashable thrives at the intersection of media and technology,” said Pete Cashmore, Founder and CEO, Mashable. “What’s exciting is that we are only just beginning to realize the potential we have to build a new kind of company, which is equal parts media and technology.”

Over the past year the company has grown significantly:

    Reaching a record of more than 34 million unique global readers in December (source: Adobe Marketing Cloud).
    Growing its social community to over 14 million followers across social networks; it is one of the top followed brands on Pinterest, LinkedIn, Vine and Google+.
    Increasing engagement; it was recently named as the most socially efficient publisher of original content with an average of more than 2,500 social interactions per article (source: Newswhip).
    Expanding its editorial depth and breadth with the addition of Jim Roberts, formerly of Reuters and The New York Times, as Chief Content Officer and Executive Editor.
    Bringing on Chief Revenue Officer Seth Rogin to expand the advertising team, and to elevate awareness of Mashable’s highly powerful advertising platforms.
    Achieving record revenue in 2013 with fourth quarter revenues up 50.6% year over year, fueled by rapid growth in advertising sales, particularly in the area of branded content, and by the introduction of new display products such as Mashable’s exclusive social amplification platform, Social Lift.
    Developing new capabilities through the expansion of the technology team to include data science and artificial intelligence to drive development of Mashable Velocity, Mashable’s proprietary viral prediction platform, and other technology products.
    Furthering the company’s mission to spread ideas and innovation for social good through such initiatives as #GivingTuesday, G-Everyone, and its annual Social Good Summit; which included participation from 204 countries and territories, was translated into seven languages, and featured such voices as Al Gore, Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United States, Melinda Gates, co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Malala Yousafzai, author and activist.
    Expanding staff with a current headcount of 120 people.

“I am proud that our team has grown Mashable into a competitive and profitable media company. It’s from this solid footing that we take our next step,” Cashmore said. “I’ve never been more confident in the stable foundation that we’ve set, nor more convinced of the need to build upon it. As the pace of technology grows ever quicker, so too does our need to make sense of it.”

“Mashable’s growth reflects the evolving nature of digital media, where the next generation of successful companies are creating strong editorial paired with smart technology, and a passionately engaged community,” said Jon Seeber, Partner at Updata Partners. “Mashable has a talented management team, a global brand, a highly desirable social audience and a culture built on innovation. We look forward to helping them build upon the success they have already achieved.”

“We will use the capital to grow our reach, technology capabilities, invest in video and new storytelling formats, grow the company’s BrandLab, which now engages with some of the world’s best brands, and work on new products that will be announced next year,” said Mike Kriak, Mashable’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “This means we’ll be increasing headcount by as much 50%, and we will move to a new headquarters in New York City to house our rapidly growing team, and be opening up new offices in Los Angeles and London.”

About Mashable:

Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 14 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

About Updata Partners:

Updata Partners is a leading technology-focused growth equity firm with nearly $ 500 million of capital under management. Updata invests in high-growth technology-enabled services, software, and Internet companies with innovative intellectual property and market-leading solutions. Led by an investment team averaging more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Updata seeks investments where the combination of the firm’s financial backing and the operating expertise of its partners will accelerate growth.























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Precision Farming Market (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT) Worth $3,721.27 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets

Precision Farming Market (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT) Worth $ 3,721.27 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets











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(PRWEB) December 23, 2013

According to a new market research report “Precision Farming Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, Sensors, FMS), Applications (Yield Monitoring, VRA, Mapping, Soil Monitoring, Scouting) – Global Forecast & Analysis (2013 – 2018)”, the overall Global precision farming market will be worth $ 3,721.27 million by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 13.36%.

Browse 94 market data tables and 64 figures spread through 327 pages and in-depth TOC on “Precision Farming Market”.

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The ever increasing global food demands and environmental issues have plagued the countries across the globe; there are growing concerns to tackle both the issues, simultaneously. In this challenging situation, precision farming presents a way ahead by offering increasing yields, and at the same time, reducing the wastage and environmental degradation. Precision farming is a technology based in-field management system that optimizes the overall farming practices and input resources. The major drivers for the global market are profitability & enhancement in the yields, government assistance, energy & cost saving, and the growing agro industry. The restraints for the growth of this market are high initial investments, and lack of technical know-how. The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and penetration by broadband and mobile technologies are the key opportunities in this market.

The global market covers the entire industry on the basis of technology, hardware & software component, application, and geography. The technology section covers different GPS and variable rate technologies, along with their current and future estimations. Of all the major technologies, variable rate technology is expected to register higher adoption rates for mass markets. The application section covers yield monitoring, variable rate application, field mapping, soil monitoring, crop scouting, and others. The applications such as variable rate applications and yield monitoring are expected to be the major revenue generators for the Global precision farming market. The geographical analysis covers Americas, Europe, APAC and ROW regions.

The major companies involved in the global industry are Deere & Company (U.S.), Trimble Navigation Ltd. (U.S.), Raven Industries (U.S.), Precision Planting Inc. (U.S.), and AgJunction Inc. (U.S.), among others. The U.S. will remain the leading market in the Americas, throughout the forecasted period, due to their high adoption rate, financially strong growers, and continuous development.

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Sensors Market in Consumer Electronics by Product (Touch, Image, Motion, Temperature, Position, Pressure), Application (Entertainment, I.T., Communication Products, Home Appliances), & Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, ROW) – Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 – 2020)

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Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market Worth $3,458.6 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets

Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market Worth $ 3,458.6 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets











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(PRWEB) December 23, 2013

The “Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market by Types (Columns, Autosamplers, Vials, Detectors, Fraction Collectors, Pressure Regulators, Degassers), by Technology (LC (HPLC, UHPLC, Flash), GC), by End-users – Trends & Global Forecasts to 2018” analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.

Browse 211 market data tables and 48 figures spread through 502 pages and in-depth TOC on “Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market”

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This report studies the global chromatography accessories and consumables market over the period of 2013 to 2018. The global chromatography accessories and consumables market is valued at an estimated $ 2,621.4 million in 2013 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2013 to 2018, to reach $ 3,458.6 million by 2018.

Biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries are the prime users of chromatography techniques; globally, as these industries are expanding, the demand for chromatography techniques is increasing. This is a major factor driving the growth of this market. Furthermore, growth in the use of chromatography techniques in research activities in the fields of medicine, proteomics, metabolomics, and genomics is another factor that is propelling the growth of this market. The Asian region is the major driving force of this market. Based on type of chromatography accessories and consumables, the columns market holds the largest share of 55.5% in 2013. However, the autosampler accessories and consumables market is poised to grow at the highest CAGR from 2013 to 2018.

Based on geography, the global chromatography accessories and consumables market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). North America accounts for the largest share of the chromatography accessories and consumables market; the large share of the North American region is attributed to the increase in government spending in the form of grants and funds, medical research, presence of the North American drug development regulations which demand chromatographic methods of analysis for drug approval, growing metabolomics researches in the U.S., and direct and indirect financial investments in the chromatography accessories and consumables market.

The major players in the chromatography accessories and consumables market include Agilent Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Waters Corporation (U.S.), PerkinElmer, Inc. (U.S.), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (U.S.), Shimadzu Corporation (Japan), GE Healthcare (U.K.), Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (U.S.), and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (U.S.). Some of the other significant players in the chromatography accessories and consumables market include W.R. Grace & Co. (U.S.), JASCO, Inc. (U.S.), Phenomenex, Inc. (U.S.), Hamilton Company (U.S.), SRI Instruments (U.S.), Knauer GmbH (Germany), Konik Group (Spain), Macherey-Nagel GmbH & Co KG (Germany), and Restek Corporation (U.S.), among others.

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Chromatography Reagents Market By Type [Alkylation, Acylation, Solvent, Buffer], Bed Shape [Column, Thin layer], Mobile Phase [HPLC, UHPLC, HILIC, Flash, SFC], Separation Mechanism [Adsorption, Partition, Affinity] & End User – Global Forecasts to 2018

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Frozen Bakery Additives Market (Preservative, Oxidizing Agent, Reducing Agent, Enzyme, Emulsifier) Worth $1.46 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets

Frozen Bakery Additives Market (Preservative, Oxidizing Agent, Reducing Agent, Enzyme, Emulsifier) Worth $ 1.46 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets











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(PRWEB) December 23, 2013

The report “Frozen Bakery Additives Market by Types (Color & Flavor, Preservative, Oxidizing Agent, Reducing Agent, Enzyme, Emulsifier, Others), Applications (Frozen Bread, Cake, Pastry, Pizza Crust, Others) & Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018”, defines and segments the Frozen Bakery Additives Market with an analysis and forecasting of the global market size in terms of revenue. It also identifies the driving and restraining factors for this market with an analysis of trends, opportunities, burning issues, winning imperatives, and challenges. The market is segmented and the revenue is forecasted based on significant regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (ROW).

Browse more than 131 market data tables with 19 figures spread through 248 pages and in-depth TOC on “Frozen Bakery Additives Market – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018”:

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The Frozen Bakery Additives Market is estimated to reach $ 1,469.7 million by 2018, with a CAGR of 6.8% for the forecast period. In 2012, Europe led the Frozen Bakery Additives Market in terms of value, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific.

Frozen Bakery Additives is a growing industry in the food processing sector. There is an increasing trend towards specialty and continental frozen bakery products, which further signifies increasing use of Frozen Bakery Additives. A number of chemical and physical changes take place during storage, which deteriorates the freshness and quality of frozen bakery products. Hence, the use of additives has increased rapidly since the past few years. In looking towards the future, increase in population will have a tremendous effect on the world’s food supply. The question of food additives safety, including bakery, has received widespread attention. Different governments and private industries have come a long way in achieving high standards for pure and unadulterated food containing additives.

Food additives are making a major contribution to the goal of assuring a better supply of food through increased food production, improved nutritional quality, and preservation. The consumer demands placed on technology have resulted in the development of additives that afford us abundant, nutritious, appetizing, and economical foods, including frozen bakery products. While the levels of use of food additives compared to our total diet are minor, their contributions have proven to be major.

In this report, the Frozen Bakery Additives Market is divided into four regions – North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW. The European region constitutes the largest market followed by North America, with U.S. commanding the leading share in this industry. Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness the fastest growth in the market. ROW is expected to be the second-fastest growing market. In terms of types, other additives dominate the market followed by emulsifiers.

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Calcium Propionate Market by Applications (Bakery, Feed, Dairy, Meat & Processed Meat & Other Food Products) & by Regions (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle East & Africa) – Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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Global Medical Transcription Services Market is Expected to Reach USD 60.6 Million in 2019: Transparency Market Research

Global Medical Transcription Services Market is Expected to Reach USD 60.6 Million in 2019: Transparency Market Research











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Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, “Medical Transcription Services Market (History and Physical Report, Discharge Summary, Operative Note or Report, Consultation Report and Others & MT Outsourcing and Offshoring) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019,” the global medical transcription services market was valued at USD 41.4 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 60.6 million in 2019.

Browse the full report with complete TOC at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/medical-transcription-services.html.

Medical transcription (MT) is one of the application based domains of healthcare management and is currently facing intense transformation. Factors such as infrastructural initiatives taken up by governments, implementation of electronic health record systems in developed nations, automation of healthcare operations and growing concerns for offering better, safe and swift healthcare service to the patients will have an impact on the current model of the medical transcription industry.

The global medical transcription is segmented on the basis of service types and by the mode of procurement of transcription services. Based on service type, the medical transcription services is classified into History and Physical Report (H&P), Discharge Summary (DS), Operative Note or Report (OP), Consultation Report (CONSULTS), Others (Pathology Report (PATH) & Radiology Report (x rays or radiographs)) market. The market share of CONSULT reports is largest among all the other reports in the medical transcription services market as these reports are repeatedly produced for single patients undergoing treatment each time the patient visits the specialist. It is expected that the global market for CONSULT reports will reach USD 21.1 million with the market growing at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2013 to 2019. Earlier H&P reports were made only for hospitalized patients and patients undergoing treatment which involved several visits to specific clinics or hospitals but currently H&P reports are made for both inpatients as well as outpatients to reduce the risk of reimbursement issues. This has increased the share of H&P reports in the overall medical transcription services market.

Any healthcare institute, in order to acquire medical transcription service, can either outsource the job to a domestic medical transcription service organization, offshore or opt for both methods. Outsourcing is the most preferred mode of service procurement in medical transcription with the market share of 62.2% in 2012. In addition, large internationally operating healthcare organizations prefer to opt for both the modes of service procurement, due to reasons such as ease of operations, rapid turnaround times and easy allocation of monetary resources on the basis of nature of reports.

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Asian countries such as India and Philippines are some of the leading hubs for offshoring of transcription services. Most of the offshored business is captured by these countries and is supported by government incentives and subsidies for setting new business and expansion of existing business units. United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Latin America are emerging markets in RoW followed by Qatar. North America currently dominates and is expected to retain its position in the medical transcription services market in the future. Growth drivers for this market in North America are factors such as rise in aging population and passing of Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act, 2013. The North America medical transcription services market was worth more than USD 18 million and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% in the forecast period.

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Philippe van den Bossche, An Impact Investor and Advocate of Sustainable Agriculture, Commends the USDA for Giving $3 Million in Organic Agriculture Research Grants

Philippe van den Bossche, An Impact Investor and Advocate of Sustainable Agriculture, Commends the USDA for Giving $ 3 Million in Organic Agriculture Research Grants










New York, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, responds to an article published by the USDA on December 11th, which discusses the grants being awarded to universities that are at the forefront of organic agriculture research.

According to the article published on December 11th by the USDA titled “USDA Grants Support Organic Agriculture Research,” the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has recently given over $ 3 million dollars in grants to five universities that have shown remarkable progress in organic agriculture research.

The USDA awarded the funds to the University of Texas Pan American, University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, University of Florida and Washington State University. The money is being given as part of the Organic Transitions Program.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack elaborates on the importance of financially backing organic agriculture research. “The organic industry is a rapidly growing segment of American agriculture and it is important we continue to invest in sound science to support organic producers,” he says in the article. “The discoveries these grants enable can help farmers who are looking to adopt the best organic practices that will make their operations more competitive and sustainable.”

Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, agrees that providing financial support to these institutions is imperative to the growth of the organic agriculture industry. “These universities are working to make discoveries in organic agriculture research that will further highlight the health, environmental and economic benefits of sustainable farming,” he says. “Providing these institutions with financial assistance enables them to continue with their research and gives them the assurance that the government supports their efforts.”

Philippe van den Bossche is an impact entrepreneur and investor and Chairman/Owner of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), a leading organic agricultural and horticultural consulting and manufacturing company located in Middlefield, Ohio. AEA provides consulting services and specialty nutritional products to farms throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. van den Bossche is an advocate for organic farming and agriculture.

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HPP (High Pressure Processing) Equipment Market Worth $6 Million & HPP Products Market Worth $14 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets

HPP (High Pressure Processing) Equipment Market Worth $ 6 Million & HPP Products Market Worth $ 14 Million by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets











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(PRWEB) December 20, 2013

The report “HPP (High Pressure Processing) Market by Equipment Type (Orientation, Vessel Size), Application (Meat, Seafood, Beverage, Fruit & Vegetable), Product Type (Meat & Poultry, Seafood, Juice, Ready Meal, Fruit & Vegetable) & Geography – Forecast to 2018” defines and segments the HPP equipment & products market with analysis and forecasting of value for HPP equipment and value & volume for HPP products. It also identifies the driving and restraining factors for the HPP equipment & products market with an analysis of trends, opportunities, burning issues, winning imperatives, and challenges.

Browse more than 152 market data tables with 56 figures spread through 340 pages and in-depth TOC on “HPP Market By Equipment Type (Orientation, Vessel Size), Application (Meat, Seafood, Beverage, Fruit & Vegetable), End-User, & By Product Type (Meat & Poultry, Seafood, Juice, Ready Meal, Fruit & Vegetable), & Geography – Global Trend & Forecast To 2018”.

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HPP technology is a non-thermal food preservation technique used to preserve meat products, vegetables, fruit, etc. The food manufacturers utilize HPP technology to preserve fresh products such as juices, fruits, etc., to add value in meat products, juices, etc. The products processed under high pressure have an extended shelf life, thus reducing the requirement of additional additives or preservatives. The products also retain their freshness and nutritional characteristics. The market has been segmented primarily on the basis of HPP equipment and HPP products available in the market.

The HPP equipment market has been sub-segmented by the types of equipment orientation and vessel sizes of HPP equipment. The market has been further segmented on the basis of their food applications, end-users such as SMEs, large production plants, and company groups and geography. The HPP food products market has been segmented as per the food types and geography.

The HPP equipment market is projected to be about $ 600 million by 2018. In 2012, North America was the leading market for HPP equipment. The key parameters responsible to increase demand for HPP equipment include minimal effect of high pressure on the nutritive value of fresh products, food safety, and various functions of high pressure on food such as shucking, meat tenderization, etc. The key players in the HPP equipment market include Avure Technologies Inc. (U.S.), Hiperbaric Espana (Spain), etc. The market players focus on expansion of new facilities and manufacturing units to increase their global network and availability of HPP equipment.

The consumer demands for food products that have natural taste and are minimally processed, have increased and HPP technology serves this purpose. The HPP products market is projected to be about $ 12 billion by 2018. North America dominates the HPP products market. The leading players in the HPP products market include Hormel Foods (U.S.), Esteban Espuna (Spain), Motivatit (U.S.), etc. Considering the consumer demand in the marketplace, these companies invest in R&D to launch new products.

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Gluten-Free Products Market by Type (Bakery & Confectionery, Snacks, Breakfast Cereals, Baking Mixes & Flour, Meat & Poultry Products), Sales Channel (Natural & Conventional) & Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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MarketsandMarkets is a global market research and consulting company based in the U.S. We publish strategically analyzed market research reports and serve as a business intelligence partner to Fortune 500 companies across the world.

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624 million customers worldwide will use social media to engage with utilities by 2017 | Social Media in the Utilities Sector

624 million customers worldwide will use social media to engage with utilities by 2017 | Social Media in the Utilities Sector











Social Media in the Utilities Sector

London (PRWEB UK) 25 December 2013

Communicating with utility customers has moved far beyond bill inserts, with social media is being embraced by millions of customers to interact with utility companies. A recent survey conducted by Navigant Research estimates that 57 million people used social media in 2011 to engage with utilities, and by 2017, they estimate the number will rise to 624 million. The adoption of social media presents a valuable opportunity for utilities to raise the awareness of energy efficiency programmes and to build better customer relationships and higher satisfaction.

Although, only 11 percent of consumers surveyed said they currently use social media to interact with their utility company, this number is expected to grow as utilities develop their presence in this channel. The finding that nearly 60 percent of respondents who do interact with utilities via social media said that they do so regularly or very often should be recognized as a valid and viable option for utilities to grow engagement that has been traditionally difficult to develop.

(Source: Navigant Research, Feb 20, ‘Social Media in the Utility Industry,’ http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/social-media-in-the-utility-industry)

Against this backdrop, SMi’s third annual Social Media in the Utilities Sector conference will focus on how an array of major utilities have sought to enhance brand reputation and improve their customer engagement and recruitment strategies. The two-day conference programme contains presentations from leading senior industry figures from an array of utilities including Affinity Water, Northern Powergrid, Jamaica Public Service Company Limited, Vitens, Electricity North West and RWE Npower.

Key speakers include:

Timothy Compton, Digital Community Coach Digital Engagement Team, Affinity Water
Emma Cottle, Internet Services Manager, Northern Powergrid
Winsome Callum, Head of Department, Corporate Communications, Jamaica Public Service Company Limited
Kim Van Gameren, Senior Communications Adviser, Vitens
Jonathan Morgan, External Communications Manager, Electricity North West
Joanne Frears, Solicitor – Head of Intellectual Property, Jeffrey Green Russell Limited
Murray Cox, Strategic Director, DigitasLBi
Beverley Harrington, Brand Reputation and Social Media PR Manager, RWE Npower
Emily Ward, Social Media Marketing Lead, RWE Npower
James Mossman, Associate Director Digital, Edelman
Mark Adams, Director, TCG.SO

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014media-utilities19.asp.

Plus, don’t miss the pre-conference workshop taking place on 1st April 2014:

Growing your sphere of influence online | Led by Heleana Quartey, Head of Digital UK, Lewis PR

The online sphere provides us with unprecedented opportunities to identify and engage with a growing ecosystem of stakeholders. From customers, independent experts consumer champions, specialist interest groups to media and analysts, there are always new people that we wish to connect with and be wary of. In a sector that is increasingly affected by controversy, businesses will discover potential friends within these groups that can help carry their message forward, or protect against detractors that could damage their reputation.























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Houston, TX Attorney Gene S. Hagood Announces $281 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against Trucking Company

Houston, TX Attorney Gene S. Hagood Announces $ 281 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against Trucking Company











Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 25, 2013

The Houston truck accident attorneys at Hagood & Neumann are proud to announce a $ 281 million verdict on behalf of a deceased military veteran who lost his life in a fatal truck accident in 2012 in the Eagle Ford Shale area of South Texas.

A unanimous jury in Dimmit County, Texas, returned the $ 281 million verdict against Heckmann Water Resources (CVR), Inc. on Dec. 4 in the case of Jose Luis Aguilar, et al v. Heckmann Water Resources (CVR), Inc., et al., according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “South Texas jury awards $ 281 million in lawsuit” (Dec. 8, 2013). The jury ruled that the trucking company, Heckmann Water Resources, was negligent and caused the fatal accident, according to the San Antonio Express, “Shale company ordered to pay $ 281M in wrongful death” (Dec. 7, 2013) and official court documents. (Case no. 12-06-11697-DCVCLM, in the District Court of Dimmitt County, Texas, 293rd Judicial District).

“This verdict sends a loud and clear message to trucking companies and drivers,” said Gene S. Hagood, a Houston attorney and one of the three lawyers who represented the plaintiffs. “If someone dies due to a trucking company’s negligent actions, that company will be held responsible. But this verdict is about more than just one family. This verdict will hopefully help make the roads safer throughout Texas and nationally for everyone.”

“It’s not enough to simply make promises to make our roads safer,” Hagood added. “Trucking companies must write and enforce correct policies and procedures, and supervise and train their employees. The drivers must operate their CMVs with courtesy, competence and respect all other drivers sharing the road. Everyone must follow the Department of Transportation regulations. Everyone deserves safe vehicles and drivers on our roads.”

The fatal accident on May 29, 2012 resulted in the death of Carlos Aguilar, a husband, son, father of seven, and a military veteran who returned from two deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq just a few years ago, according to the San Antonio Express article. Mr. Aguilar was killed after a u-joint and driveshaft separated from an 18-wheeler traveling at 67 mph owned by Heckmann Water Resources, an oil patch trucking company, according to San Antonio Express article and court documents for Case no. 12-06-11697-DCVCLM. The 20-pound driveshaft bounced off the road and crashed through the windshield of a truck Mr. Aguilar was a passenger in traveling in the opposite direction, according to the San Antonio Express article.

The jury awarded Mr. Aguilar’s mother, father, wife, seven children and estate $ 181 million in damages, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram article. Heckmann Water Resources was fined $ 100 million in punitive damages, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“The true tragedy behind many truck accidents is that – as we’ve seen in this tragic instance – they’re ultimately preventable,” said Hagood, a wrongful death lawyer in Houston. “Accidents such as Mr. Aguilar’s cannot be tolerated. And hopefully, this verdict will help prevent similar fatal truck accidents in the future.”

About Hagood & Neumann

Attorney Gene Hagood, who founded Hagood & Neumann over 15 years ago, focuses almost exclusively on personal injury litigation. In addition to handling cases involving truck accidents, Hagood & Neumann represents people injured in oil and gas rig accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, defective product accidents, and other types of personal injuries. Attorney Hagood has been selected as a Texas “Super Lawyer” each year since 2003, is on the American Board of Trial Advocates and is on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), an organization dedicated to promoting trucking safety nationwide.

For more information about what to do if you or a loved one is injured or killed in a truck accident, call (800) 632-9404 or visit http://www.h-nlaw.com for a free case evaluation.

Hagood & Neumann has offices located at 1001 Westloop South, Suite 745, Houston, TX 77027 and 1520 East Highway 6, Alvin, Texas 77511.























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