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Is the iPhone X being returned in far greater numbers than any previous iPhone?

One of the things that might be the single most significant metrics we will probably never know about the iPhone X is the number of returns after just hours or days with the device. The reason I bring this up is a talk I had with someone that I know that works in management in the DFW area for a wireless carrier. She said “we keep getting the iPhone X back because people either don’t understand how to use it or just don’t like it.” She said half then get the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus while the others go

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NetApp Transforms the Digital Customer Experience with Industry Leading Cognitive Computing

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced that it now delivers an insight-driven digital customer experience that is informed by NetApp’s deep knowledge base, predictive analytics, proactive support, and cognitive computing. By using the new AI-enabled NetApp® virtual support assistant, Elio, and NetApp Active IQ® cloud-based analytics, companies gain intelligent insights that allow them to spend time with their customers rather than on their infrastructure.   Data is the lifeblood of every business and must flow seamlessly to enable digital transformation, but companies can extract value from data only as quickly as the underlying infrastructure can

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Microsoft and NetApp Unleash the Power of Data Through the Industry’s First Azure Enterprise NFS Service

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), the data authority in a hybrid cloud world, today announced that it is the data services technology of choice behind first-of-its-kind cloud-centric capabilities for the hybrid cloud. The new industry-first enterprise Network File System (NFS) service in the cloud is delivered natively in Azure and powered by NetApp®. NetApp also announced deeper integrations with Azure in Cloud Control for Microsoft Office 365 and NetApp AltaVault™. Businesses all over the world are embracing cloud to respond faster to customer demands and stay ahead of the competition. According to IDC, today’s file

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Highland provides Update of Activities

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Highland Copper Company Inc. (TSX-V:HI) (the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the feasibility study currently underway on the Copperwood Project located in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA, as well as on the most recent activities of the Company around the White Pine North project and the UPX Minerals exploration property. A photo accompanying this announcement is available below: The feasibility study, which is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2018, will incorporate an updated resource estimate and will be designed to consider a mining and processing

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Willis Towers Watson to participate in the 2017 HR Technology Conference and Expo

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, has announced its participation in the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, October 10 – 13. At the event, Willis Towers Watson thought leaders will share their expertise on software and technology solutions that solve HR and organizational challenges.   Here are the solutions that will be on display: Group marketplace technology. Willis Towers Watson makes it easy for its clients’ workforces to build and manage personalized benefit portfolios that lead to empowered, confident and secure lives

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KAR Goes All In on Digital – Acquires Remaining Interest in TradeRev Mobile App Auction Platform

CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR), has acquired the remaining interest in Nth Gen Software Inc. (“TradeRev”), a mobile app and desktop solution that facilitates real-time dealer-to-dealer vehicle auctions. KAR purchased a 50 percent stake in TradeRev in 2014 and acquired the remaining interest today for $50 million in cash and an additional $75 million over the next four years contingent on certain terms and conditions including TradeRev performance. TradeRev brings industry-leading mobile and digital technology to KAR’s portfolio of 250 whole car and salvage auctions, floorplan financing solutions, and other ancillary and

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Bernadette Sohler, Middlesex Water Vice President, Named a Top 25 Leading Woman Intrapreneur and Corporate Leader

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX) has announced that Bernadette M. Sohler, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, has been named a 2017 Top 25 Leading Woman Intrapreneur and Corporate Leader by Leading Woman Entrepreneurs (LWE).  Intrapreneurs are recognized for bringing an entrepreneurial approach to their corporate responsibilities, for driving innovation and engagement and for helping transform their organizations from within to better serve their stakeholders.  Sohler and other Intrapreneur honorees will be celebrated at the Top 25 Leading Women’s recognition event on October 16th, at the Liberty House in Jersey City, New Jersey. A

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Avid Graphics Solutions Selected by Glasgow 2018 European Championships to Deliver Captivating Viewer Experience

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution, and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced that it has been appointed as the broadcast graphics platform supplier for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. As an Official Supporter of the major new multi-sport event, Avid will provide its comprehensive tools and workflow solutions for graphics creation to captivate audiences across Europe and help bring the multi-sport event to life for a potential TV audience of up to 1.03 billion. The Glasgow

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XBiotech Announces Addition of Renowned Dermatologist Dr. William Levis to its Scientific Advisory Board

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — XBiotech Inc. (NASDAQ:XBIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of William Levis, MD to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Levis will work with XBiotech to help advance the clinical program in dermatology, including Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). Topline results from the Phase 2 study evaluating XBiotech’s True Human antibody, MABp1, as a treatment for HS were announced earlier this year. The study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating significant improvement of HS patients compared to control after 12 weeks of therapy (Response rate of 60% vs 10%, respectively (p=0.035)). Other current product candidates in

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AveXis to Report Top-line Data from the Phase 1 Clinical Trial of AVXS-101 in SMA Type 1 at the International Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society

– All patients were alive and event-free at 20 months of age as of the August 7, 2017 data cut-off – – Patients in Cohort 2 continue to demonstrate improvements in motor milestones – SAINT MALO, France, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVXS), a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases, will report top-line data as of August 7, 2017, from the Phase 1 trial of AVXS-101 in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 1 in a late-breaking breaking poster authored by Jerry Mendell, M.D., principal investigator

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CareTrust REIT Completes Seven-Facility Skilled Nursing Portfolio Acquisition in Idaho

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) announced today that it completed the second phase of its two-stage acquisition of a seven-facility Idaho skilled nursing portfolio. The purchase was part of a series of acquisitions involving 13 skilled nursing facilities in Washington, Texas and Idaho that were formerly operated by affiliates of Kindred Healthcare, Inc.  The four Idaho facilities, as well as the three previously acquired on September 1, 2017, were added to CareTrust REIT’s existing master lease with affiliates of Cascadia Healthcare, LLC. “We are grateful for the confidence that the other parties

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Structural Variation Detection a Key Focus of PacBio Sequencing Projects Presented at ASHG Annual Meeting

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (Nasdaq:PACB), today announced that the human genetics community is demonstrating increasing recognition of the value of Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) Sequencing technology for structural variant detection and other key genetics applications, as evidenced by the more than 30 presentations to be featured at the upcoming American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in Orlando. Significant scientific advances will be presented in structural variation, amplification-free targeted sequencing, and the Iso-Seq® method for transcriptome analysis, among others. “We are looking forward to updating the community on our recently launched

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PolarityTE™ Announces FDA Registration of Lead Product – SkinTE™

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PolarityTE™, Inc. (NASDAQ:COOL) today announced that the Company’s lead product, SkinTE™, has been registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pursuant to applicable regulations governing human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps). SkinTE™ is an autologous, minimally manipulated construct intended for homologous uses of skin tissues. As an FDA-registered HCT/P, SkinTE™ may now be made available for appropriate human use in the United States. PolarityTE™ has initiated a controlled, limited-market release of the product to select medical institutions, and expects to accelerate commercialization in 2018 as the

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Seabridge Gold Continues to Grow Iron Cap

Hole 70 returns 491 meters of 0.98 g/T gold and 0.60% copper  Including 105m of 1.14 g/T gold and 1.11% copper TORONTO, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Seabridge Gold (TSX:SEA) (NYSE:SA) announced today more outstanding results from the next three drill holes targeting the plunge projection of the Iron Cap Deposit at KSM. Long runs of higher grades continue to support revisions to the KSM’s mine plan which could substantially improve project economics. The KSM project, located in north western British Columbia, Canada is 100%-owned by Seabridge and hosts a cluster of four large porphyry gold-copper deposits including Iron

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Vishay Intertechnology Wet Tantalum Capacitor Offers Industry-High Capacitance, Design Flexibility for Military and Avionics Systems

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To meet the needs of military and avionics applications, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced a new high energy wet tantalum capacitor that delivers the industry’s highest capacitance per voltage rating and case size for this device type. For increased design flexibility, the EP1 is available with radial through-hole or surface-mount terminations in the A, B, and C case codes, each with a stud mount option. Built on Vishay’s proven SuperTan® technology, the device released today features an ultra high capacitance range from 2,000 µF to 30,000 µF in the A case

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Italian Grocery Retailer Esselunga Selects Manhattan Associates to Maximize Product Availability and Store Service Experience

MILAN, Italy and ATLANTA, Oct. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today’s supermarket shoppers don’t just demand convenience and value, they want a seamless, high-quality experience supported by fresh products, wide selection and high availability levels. To keep pace with the demands of its discerning customers and to retain its premium market positioning, Italian supermarket chain Esselunga is turning to Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) as it embarks on a strategic supply chain transformation designed to maximize service levels across its 150-plus supermarket stores. Established in the mid-1950s, Esselunga today employs approximately 23,000 people and has a product range comprising thousands of

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Vishay Intertechnology Launches Industry-First High Frequency IHLP® Inductor Series, Boosting DC/DC Efficiency

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced the first extended-frequency inductor in the low profile, high current IHLP® family. The new IHLP‑1616BZ-0H series features high frequency performance up to 10 MHz with the lowest losses of any inductor on the market for frequencies of 1 MHz and above. By using the IHLP-1616BZ-0H, designers can improve efficiency and potentially reduce the size of DC/DC converter circuitry. Typical applications for the IHLP-1616BZ-0H will include notebook and desktop computers, sensors, cameras, POL converters, and various battery powered devices that require one or more regulated voltages. Working

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Manhattan Associates Honored at The Australian Business Awards 2017

SYDNEY, Australia and ATLANTA, Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) has been recognized as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2017 for Logistical Innovation. The award recognizes Manhattan’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) and its expertise in helping Australian companies adapt to the changing retail landscape and respond to consumers’ evolving service requirements. It is the third time that Manhattan Associates has received an Australian Business Award, having previously won the Best Software Product category in 2015 and the Product Innovation category in 2014, both for its Manhattan SCALE solution. “This recognition reflects both our 27

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Vishay Intertechnology Zhuhai, China, Manufacturing Facility Earns ISO/TS 16949 Certification for Automotive Grade Custom Magnetics

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced that its custom magnetics manufacturing facility in Zhuhai, China, has earned ISO/TS 16949 certification, the industry standard for quality management and production in the automotive industry. A globally recognized specification for automotive quality management systems, ISO/TS 16949 requires suppliers to meet rigorous quality standards for automotive-related product design, development, production, installation, and servicing. Certified suppliers must demonstrate commitment to continual improvement, defect prevention, and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. Located near Macau, Vishay’s Zhuhai facility is the company’s fifth inductor / transformer

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Vishay Announces $150 Million Stock Repurchase Authorization

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive components, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a $150 million stock repurchase plan. The authorization will expire on June 1, 2018. Marc Zandman, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Business Development Officer, commented, “This stock repurchase authorization is a continued expression of our ability and our commitment to enhance total stockholder return over the long-term.” Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, “The announced stock repurchase authorization demonstrates our confidence in