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    Sajid Javid expected to announce plans that will see net immigration from Europe reduced to as little as 10,000 a year Reported by Independent 6 hours ago.

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    Chris Kirkland believes Manchester United are no longer an intimidating side ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool. The former Reds shot-stopper faced United during the Sir Alex Ferguson era of the 90’s when they consistently won trophies at home and in Europe. However, since the Scot’s departure, the Red Devils have entered a […] Reported by talkSPORT 4 hours ago.

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    NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a loss you have until the lead plaintiff deadline to request that the court appoint you as lead plaintiff.      

    *Edison International (NYSE: EIX)*
    Class Period: February 23, 2016 to November 12, 2018
    Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 15, 2019

    The lawsuit alleges Edison International made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose during the class period that: (i) the Company failed to maintain electricity transmission and distribution networks in compliance with safety requirements and regulations promulgated under state law; (ii) consequently, the Company was in violation of state law and regulations; (iii) the Company’s noncompliant electricity networks created a significantly heightened risk of wildfires in California; and (iv) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

    Get additional information about the *EIX* lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/edison-international-loss-submission-form?wire=3

    *Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE: ATUS)*
    Class Period: Pursuant and/or traceable to the June 2017 Initial Public Offering
    Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 18, 2019

    The complaint alleges that the Offering Documents issued pursuant to the IPO failed to disclose and/or misstated material information, including that: (1) “The Altice Way” proprietary growth model previously developed in Europe and described in the Offering Documents as a means to achieve superior margin performance was falsely touting Altice’s capacity to face already existing highly competitive environments and ever-changing consumer behaviors; (2) Altice was suffering from aggressively growing competition both in Europe and the United States, directly causing negative and decelerating revenue and EBITDA growth and impacting Altice’s market share; (3) specifically, Altice was suffering from mismanaged rate events, regulatory compliance and poorly managed network and customer care both in its France and Portugal segments, thereby impacting its customer base and churn rate; (4) Altice USA could not simply replicate the “The Altice Way” in the U.S.; and (5) as a result, Altice USA’s Offering Documents were materially misleading at all relevant times. 

    Get additional information about the *ATUS* lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/altice-usa-inc-atus-loss-submission-form?wire=3

    *The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)*
    Class Period: February 8, 2017 to November 13, 2018
    Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 28, 2019

    According to the complaint, The Boeing Company allegedly made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the Company’s new 737 MAX automated stall-prevention system was susceptible to deadly malfunctions; (ii) Boeing maintained inadequate internal controls to ensure the timely reporting and dissemination of such malfunctions; and (iii) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. 

    On November 12, 2018, The Wall Street Journal published an article entitled “Boeing Withheld Information on 737 Model, According to Safety Experts and Others.”  Citing “safety experts involved in the investigation, as well as midlevel FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] officials,” the article reported that Boeing “withheld information about potential hazards associated with a new flight-control feature suspected of playing a role in last month’s fatal Lion Air jet crash.” Following the publication of the Wall Street Journal article, Boeing’s stock price plummeted from a close of $357.03 on November 12, 2018, to a recent low of $312.32 on November 23, 2018.

    Get additional information about the *BA* lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/the-boeing-company-loss-submission-form?wire=3

    *Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM)*
    Class Period: April 26, 2017 to November 27, 2018
    Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 29, 2019

    The lawsuit alleges Cheetah Mobile Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose during the class period that: (1) Cheetah Mobile’s apps had undisclosed imbedded features which tracked when users downloaded new apps; (2) Cheetah Mobile used this data to inappropriately claim credit for having caused the downloads; (3) the foregoing features, when discovered, would foreseeably subject Cheetah Mobile’s apps to removal from the Google Play store; (4) accordingly, Cheetah Mobile’s revenues during the relevant period were in part the product of improper conduct and thus unsustainable; and (5) as a result, Cheetah Mobile’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

    Get additional information about the *CMCM* lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/cheetah-mobile-inc-loss-submission-form?wire=3

    *Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC)*
    Class Period: March 3, 2016 to December 5, 2018
    Lead Plaintiff Deadline: February 11, 2019

    Throughout the class period, Teladoc Health, Inc. allegedly made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Hirschhorn was engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a subordinate; (ii) Hirschhorn and this subordinate engaged in insider trading to provide themselves with undue benefits; (iii) Hirschhorn caused the subordinate to receive promotions for which she was unqualified, thereby negatively impacting the Company’s operations; (iv) the Company’s enforcement of its own purported employment and trading policies were inadequate to prevent the foregoing conduct; and (v) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

    Get additional information about the *TDOC* lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/teladoc-health-inc-loss-submission-form?wire=3

    Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. There is no cost or obligation to you. If you suffered a loss during the class period and wish to obtain additional information, please contact J. Klein, Esq. by telephone at 212-616-4899 or visit the webpages provided.

    J. Klein, Esq. represents investors and participates in securities litigations involving financial fraud throughout the nation. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

    CONTACT:
    J. Klein, Esq.
    Empire State Building
    350 Fifth Avenue
    59th Floor
    New York, NY 10118
    jk@kleinstocklaw.com
    Telephone: (212) 616-4899
    Fax: (347) 558-9665
    www.kleinstocklaw.com  Reported by GlobeNewswire 4 hours ago.

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    Georgia's incoming President Salome Zurabishvili vowed to reconcile political divisions and deepen ties with NATO and Europe at Sunday's inauguration that opposition protesters were blocked from reaching. Reported by Reuters 3 hours ago.

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    The inauguration of Georgia's first female president marks the start of the country's new constitution. Salome Zurabishvili has committed to making the former Soviet state's path towards Europe "irreversible." Reported by Deutsche Welle 3 hours ago.

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    Brexit uncertainty sees Netherlands record highest deal value in past year Reported by FT.com 3 hours ago.

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    Dublin, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Overview of the Aroma Chemicals Market - 1st Edition" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.This report provides a summary of the global market for aroma chemicals. It is a new report and forms part of the wider flavours and fragrances market research programme.

    The information included herein is based on an extensive programme of interviews throughout the aroma chemicals industry, involving aroma chemicals producers and users, and relevant trade associations, plus a comprehensive review of all available published data. The research for this report was undertaken during Q2 and Q3 2018.

    This report provides consumption data (in US dollars) for 2018, forecasts to 2023, as well as details of the main trends and issues affecting the current and future global consumption of aroma chemicals. It also provides an overview of the supply situation.

    *Product Scope*

    This report describes the consumption of aroma chemicals. Aroma chemicals are individual molecules that are the building blocks of perfume. Each individual molecule has an aroma profile and characteristics of its own. These molecules can be blended with other aroma chemicals as well as essential oils and/or fragrance oils to create a perfume.

    Sometimes called aroma ingredients or aroma molecules, aroma chemicals are materials that are used in flavours and fragrance compositions. In scientific terms, aroma chemicals are single, chemically defined substances which act on the senses of smell and taste; these are compounded together to produce flavour and fragrance formulations.

    Aroma chemicals consist of natural, natureidentical, and artificial molecules. Natural products are obtained directly from plant or animal sources by physical procedures. Natureidentical compounds are produced synthetically, but are chemically identical to their natural counterparts. Artificial flavour substances are compounds that have not yet been identified in plant or animal products for human consumption. There are about 3,000 different molecules that find use in the production of flavour and fragrance compositions.

    *The main groups of aroma chemicals are:*

    · Benzenoids
    · Terpenes/Terpenoids
    · Musk Chemicals
    · Other (Ketones, Esters, Aldehydes, etc.)

    *Product End Uses*In its consideration of the aroma chemicals market, the researcher has discussed with respondents the range of end uses listed in this section:

    · Cosmetics and Toiletries
    · Perfumes/Fine Fragrances
    · Soaps and Detergents
    · Food
    · Beverages
    · Others (Aromatherapy, Candles, Insecticides, Medical, etc.)

    *Key Topics Covered:**1 Introduction**2 Global Market Review*· Global Market Trends & Influences
    · Global Market & Forecast by Region
    · Global Market Breakdown by Product
    · Global Market Breakdown by Application
    · Global Market Volumes & Prices

    *3 Suppliers*· Global Supply Overview
    · Global Supply Structure
    · Regional Supply Summaries

    *4 Market Review EMEA*· EMEA Trends & Influences
    · Western Europe Market & Forecast by Country
    · Central & Eastern Europe Mkt. & F'cast by Country
    · Middle East & Africa Market & Forecast by Country
    · EMEA Market Breakdown by Product
    · EMEA Market Breakdown by Application

    *5 Market Review Americas*· Americas Trends & Influences
    · Central and North America Mkt. & F'cast by Country
    · South America Market & Forecast by Country
    · Americas Market Breakdown by Product
    · Americas Market Breakdown by Application

    *6 Market Review APAC*· APAC Trends & Influences
    · APAC Market & Forecast by Country
    · APAC Market Breakdown by Product
    · APAC Market Breakdown by Application

    *7 Overview of Global Flavours & Fragrances Market*· Global Flavours Market & Forecast by Region
    · Global Fragrances Market & Forecast by Region

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xnbbkr/global_overview?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

    CONTACT:
    CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com
    Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
    press@researchandmarkets.com
    For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
    For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
    For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
    Related Topics: Fragrance, Flavor and Aroma Chemicals Reported by GlobeNewswire 48 minutes ago.

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    Leading Provider in Managed IT Services Shares Best Practices for Dealing with Data Attacks Through DNS. Through its innovative technology solutions, BrevAll Technologies helps small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) protect themselves and their customers from DNS (Domain Name Server) attacks, which are on the rise as more businesses around the globe migrate to cloud-based technologies.

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (PRWEB) December 17, 2018

    Leading Provider in Managed IT Services Shares Best Practices for Dealing with Data Attacks Through DNS

    Through its innovative technology solutions, BrevAll Technologies helps small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) protect themselves and their customers from DNS (Domain Name Server) attacks, which are on the rise as more businesses around the globe migrate to cloud-based technologies.

    As demand for cloud-based solutions grow, so does the risk of DNS-based attacks. BrevAll Technologies, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is taking a leading role in educating the business community about the threat of DNS attacks and providing solutions that can help companies counteract it.

    “Due to the abstract nature of DNS threats, most business owners are completely unaware of the risk they pose or their growing prevalence,” stated Paul Enloe, CEO of BrevAll Technologies. “We basically tell our customers that if they don’t have DNS security measures in place, they don’t have any security at all. If there’s a site that is known to be malicious, the company simply must prevent access to it.”

    Domain Name Servers maintain a directory of domain names and translate them into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. When hackers attack, they essentially overload websites with traffic and then redirect the traffic to malicious sites. Once users arrive to the malicious site, they are subject to phishing attacks, malware installation and a host of other threats that imperil the company and individual user.

    The danger of DNS attacks was on full display in 2016, when several big companies in the United States and Europe were temporarily brought down, including Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, The Guardian and CNN. The Guardian reported at the time that “The cause of the outage was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, in which a network of computers infected with special malware, known as a ‘botnet,’ are coordinated into bombarding a server with traffic until it collapses under the strain.”

    “Domain Name Servers are essentially the intersection between an Internet user and any business application they’re trying to reach,” said Enloe. “Having unsecured DNS settings is like having an unsecured traffic system. If hackers can get inside and control which lights turn green and which turn red, imagine the traffic and accidents that can occur. This is essentially what happens within unprotected networks. And it’s why you need to protect your business.”

    ABOUT BREVALL TECHNOLOGIES

    BrevAll Technologies, Inc. is a 31-year-old, North Richland Hills, Texas based technology firm focused on Cybersecurity, Dark Web Monitoring, Managed IT Services and Voice over IP Cloud Solutions.

    Call us Toll-Free at 800.838.0911 to learn more or visit http://www.brevall.com.

    ### Reported by PRWeb 50 minutes ago.

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    Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA or BBVA, closed a 150 million euro or $170 million acquisition term loan with European automaker Porsche Holding using blockchain technology. The term loan is to be used by Porsche for strategic acquisitions in the retail distribution network in Europe and Asia. Reported by RTTNews 30 minutes ago.

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    LONDON, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kx announces that it has been selected by GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to innovate and enhance its trading analytics offering. Using Kx technology, GIC has implemented an advanced enterprise trading analytics platform which will extend GIC’s strategic capabilities and allow it to analyze multi-asset, multi-frequency market data in real-time.The GIC trading analytics platform is built upon kdb+, the world’s fastest time-series database for high-performance streaming, real-time and historical data analytics. Kx technology is used throughout the underlying architecture of the platform which includes data loading, validation mechanisms to protect the integrity of the database and system performance monitoring functionality. 

    *Jeffrey Tan, Head of Global Trading Unit for GIC said*: “We are delighted to work with Kx to build our bespoke multi-asset analytics platform which combines GIC transaction data with multi-frequency market data for in-depth execution research, reporting and evaluation. The platform, which is part of a broader strategy to enhance our trading infrastructure, also supports real-time use cases, superior system performance and an open architecture for integration with other systems.”

    *Brian Conlon, CEO of Kx said*: “GIC is impressive in its commitment to technological innovation and excellence. Its team has built a powerful system for large-scale, real-time analytics with Kx at the core – giving greater insights into complex trading operations. The forward thinking approach fits perfectly with the Kx ethos and we are delighted to power their innovative platform.”

    *About Kx*
    Kx is a division of First Derivatives (LSE:FDP.L), a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. Kx delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. The Group operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,400 people worldwide.

    CONTACT: For more information about Kx please visit www.kx.com. For general enquiries, write to info@kx.com. For press inquiries, write to pr@kx.com. Reported by GlobeNewswire 39 minutes ago.

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    Dublin, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Overview of the Active Cosmetic Ingredients Market - 1st Edition" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.This report provides a summary of the global market for active cosmetic ingredients. It is a new report and forms part of the wider flavours and fragrances market research programme.

    The information included herein is based on an extensive programme of interviews throughout the active cosmetic ingredients industry, involving cosmetic ingredient producers and users, and relevant trade associations, plus a comprehensive review of all available published data. The research for this report was undertaken during Q2 and Q3 2018.

    This report provides consumption data (in US dollars) for 2018, forecasts to 2023, as well as details of the main trends and issues affecting the current and future global consumption of active cosmetic ingredients. It also provides an overview of the supply situation.

    *Product Scope*

    This report describes the consumption of active cosmetic ingredients. These are active raw materials that add value to hair and skin care products by producing specific effects. Active ingredients are deemed to have an evidence-based/measurable pharmacological effect that is documented by scientific evaluation.

    *The main functions, as covered by this report, are:*

    · Conditioning agents (including moisturising, hydrating and nourishing agents)
    · UV filters/absorbers (organic and inorganic)
    · Anti-ageing ingredients (including anti-wrinkle, skin firming, skin tightening and lip enhancement)
    · Skin pigmentation agents (including skin lightening/skin brightening agents and bronzing/tanning agents)
    · Exfoliating ingredients (including anti-acne treatments for skin and anti-dandruff for hair)
    · Cooling and warming agents
    · Protective ingredients (including anti-pollution, anti-irritant, anti-redness, anti-hair loss and skin calming/soothing)
    · Other
    · Botanical extracts are included, in each case in the category within which they fall.

    *Product End Uses*In its consideration of the active cosmetic ingredients market, the researcher has discussed with respondents the range of end uses listed in this section:

    · Skin Care
    · Hair Care

    *Key Topics Covered:**1 Introduction**2 Global Market Review*· Global Market Trends & Influences
    · Global Market & Forecast by Region
    · Global Market Breakdown by Product
    · Global Market Breakdown by Application
    · Global Market Volumes & Prices

    *3 Suppliers*· Global Supply Overview
    · Global Supply Structure
    · Regional Supply Summaries

    *4 Market Review EMEA*· EMEA Trends & Influences
    · Western Europe Market & Forecast by Country
    · Central & Eastern Europe Market & Forecast by Country
    · Middle East & Africa Market & Forecast by Country
    · EMEA Market Breakdown by Product
    · EMEA Market Breakdown by Application

    *5 Market Review Americas*· Americas Trends & Influences
    · Central and North America Market & Forecast by Country
    · South America Market & Forecast by Country
    · Americas Market Breakdown by Product
    · Americas Market Breakdown by Application

    *6 Market Review APAC*· APAC Trends & Influences
    · APAC Market & Forecast by Country
    · APAC Market Breakdown by Product
    · APAC Market Breakdown by Application

    *7 Overview of Global Cosmetic Market Trends*For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kk5ph7/global_active?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

    CONTACT:
    CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com
    Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
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    Related Topics: Cosmetics Reported by GlobeNewswire 39 minutes ago.

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    European Union antitrust regulators fined U.S clothing company Guess 40 million euros ($45.3 million) on Monday for illegally blocking cross-border sales in Europe, part of a crackdown against illegal practices blocking e-commerce in the EU. Reported by Reuters 32 minutes ago.

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    Dublin, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Smart Homes Market - Segmented by Product Type (Security & Surveillance Systems, Lighting Systems, HVAC&R Controls) and Region - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    In 2017, the global smart Home market was valued at USD 39.68 billion and is expected to reach a value of USD 159.68 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 25.3% during 2018-2023.

    The threat of climate change, fluctuating energy prices and energy security and supply concerns have necessitated new ways of producing, delivering and consuming energy. In this regard, smart homes have gained increased attention in both policies and government regulations across the globe.

    *Europe to Witness the Fastest Growth for Smart Homes*

    Evolving energy policies such as Energiewende and changing consumer preferences have led to a fundamental shift in grid operations to distributed energy resources (DER), with the target to reduce primary energy consumption by 20% by 2020, is driving the deployment of smart grids and smart home infrastructure in Germany. The UK government mandates energy suppliers to install smart meters in 26 million homes with the aim that every household in England, Wales and Scotland will have a smart meter by 2020.

    The accelerating smart meter roll-out, growing awareness of the energy crisis, coupled with the European directive to reduce 80% of carbon emission by 2050, the UK smart home market is expected to see a significant growth over the forecast period. Italy, Russia, France and Germany are expected to lead the market for HVAC systems, owing to increasing awareness, high per-capita income and purchasing power of consumers.

    However, the lack of understanding of user's needs, device compatibility issues as well as consumer concerns for privacy and security are expected to hamper the adoption of smart home devices and solutions.

    *Energy Management Systems to Witness an Increased Adoption*

    As the population across the globe increases, so will the energy demand and per-head consumption. There are costs associated with maintenance and upgradation of aging infrastructure, due to high demand. This is driving resilience in energy management systems. Smart energy management technologies help utilities and distributors anticipate and manage loads better, reduce the requirement for costly infrastructure development, and improve service quality and customer satisfaction.

    Energy management in smart homes mainly comprises of smart meters, smart appliances, energy management system for appliances, and home power generation, all functioning on smart grids. Smart meters are unleashing the potential of power demand management across the world by measuring and smartly managing resources. An instance of this trend is the ongoing process of voluntary replacement of standard meters with smart meters in high volumes in the Europe in the recent years.

    *Growing Trend Toward Sustainability*

    Smart homes are a major step on the evolutionary ladder for residential spaces, and their primary aim is to make living more comfortable, convenient, secure, entertaining and sustainable. Powered by gadgets and computing technologies, smart homes were the prerogative of the very rich in the past - but no more.

    With technological advances in voice control and artificial intelligence, the intelligent assistant is now a viable control center for the connected home. Tech giants and startup attackers have developed solutions delivered through both existing devices and new, stand-alone products. The supply of mobile entities, the improvement of wireless Internet, the emergence of cloud services, the sophistication of low-energy high-performance energy technologies, and other forms of convergence technology-based Internet of Things (IoT) have opened a new era for smart home technology.

    IoT-oriented smart home aims to collect human-machine interaction, then analyze, predict, and utilize information in solving life problems. Based on this, smart home is shifting to smart space, a paradigm that solves potential personal and societal problems and further provides new value to the world. There are various ongoing research developments on the subject of smart space, and new business models and service platforms are emerging.

    *Developments in the Market*

    · Jan 2018 - GRDF Company, launched the world's largest roll-out of smart gas meters, powered by Oracle technology. GRDF, which serves 90% of the French gas market, had selected Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management to help it deliver smart metering services to 11 million customers as part of its gas smart meters programme. GRDF began the full-scale replacement of its 11 million mechanical meters with new smart devices, with the aim of replacing all current gas meters within 5 years. This large-scale industrial program will benefit customers and cities by boosting their energy efficiency.
    · Jan 2018 - Bell, Canada's largest communications company announced the availability of its new Whole Home Wi-Fi service. The company's partnership with Plume, the pioneer of Adaptive WiFiTM, is aimed at making Bell Canada's first Internet Service Provider to offer an adaptive, whole home Wi-Fi package to customers as a monthly subscription.
    · Jan 2018 - Mitsubishi announced the development of an autonomous platform that enables networked smart appliances to use their sensors and functionalities to cooperate in new home services without the need for cloud computing or internet connection. The platform aimed to facilitate a wide variety of cooperative smart appliances and related services for increasing comfortable and convenient homes.

    *Partnerships and Collaborations in Smart Homes Market*

    Companies are entering partnerships and various collaborations with other companies and governments, to provide new and innovative solutions, as the demand for home automation products is rapidly increasing.

    · For instance, in 2017, LG partnered with Google, to create the next-generation smartwatch.
    · Legrand entered 20 partnerships with companies, such as Apple, Amazon, Marriott, Renault, and Somfy.
    · In 2016, ABB partnered with Fluor, Aibel, Philips, Hitachi, and Microsoft, to develop the next-generation solutions and technologies.
    · Companies are spending significant amounts either in mergers and acquisitions or in research and development, to stay ahead of their competitors.
    · Several small players with unique and innovative product portfolios are being acquired by medium-sized companies, which in turn are being acquired by largescale companies, as in the case of Smarthome Inc.

    *Key Topics Covered*

    *1. Introduction*
    1.1 Scope of the Study
    1.2 Executive Summary

    *2. Research Methodology*
    2.1 Study Deliverables
    2.2 Study Assumptions
    2.3 Analysis Methodology
    2.4 Research Phases

    *3. Smart Homes Market Analysis*
    3.1 Smart Homes Market Overview
    3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
    3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
    3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
    3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products
    3.2.5 Competitive Rivalry

    *4. Market Dynamics*
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Factors Driving the Smart Homes Market
    4.2.1 Increasing Demand for Energy Efficient Solutions
    4.2.2 Growing Need for Automation of Security Systems
    4.3 Factors Restraining the Smart Homes Market
    4.3.1 High Installation and Replacement Costs

    *5. Technology Snapshot*
    5.1 Bluetooth
    5.2 Wi-Fi
    5.3 GSM/GPRS
    5.4 ZigBee
    5.5 RFID
    5.6 Z-Wave
    5.7 Smart Speakers
    5.8 Control Devices

    *6. Smart Homes Market Segmentation*
    6.1 Smart Homes Market By Product Type
    6.1.1 Security & Surveillance System
    6.1.2 Lighting Systems
    6.1.3 HVAC&R Control
    6.1.4 Energy Management
    6.1.5 Entertainment Control
    6.1.6 Others
    6.2 Smart Homes Market By Region
    6.2.1 North America Smart Homes Market Share (2018 - 2023)
    6.2.1.1 United States
    6.2.2.2 Canada
    6.2.2 Europe Smart Homes Market Share (2018 - 2023)
    6.2.2.1 United Kingdom
    6.2.2.2 Germany
    6.2.2.3 Denmark
    6.2.2.4 Norway
    6.2.2.5 Sweden
    6.2.2.6 Others
    6.2.3 Asia-Pacific Smart Homes Market Share (2018 - 2023)
    6.2.3.1 China
    6.2.3.2 India
    6.2.3.3 Japan
    6.2.3.4 Others
    6.2.4 Latin America Smart Homes Market Share (2018 - 2023)
    6.2.4.1 Brazil
    6.2.4.2 Mexico
    6.2.4.3 Others
    6.2.5 Middle East & Africa Smart Homes Market Share (2018 - 2023)
    6.2.5.1 United Arab Emirates
    6.2.5.2 Saudi Arabia
    6.2.5.3 South Africa
    6.2.5.4 Others

    *7. Smart Homes Market Competitive Intelligence*
    7.1 ABB Ltd.
    7.2 Emerson Electric Corporation
    7.3 Honeywell International Inc.
    7.4 Schneider Electric SE
    7.5 Siemens AG
    7.6 LG Electronics Inc.
    7.7 Cisco Systems Inc.
    7.8 Google Inc.
    7.9 Microsoft Corporation
    7.10 General Electric Company
    7.11 IBM Corporation
    7.12 Legrand SA
    7.13 Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.
    7.14 United Technologies Corporation
    7.15 Smart home Inc.
    7.16 Control4 Corporation

    *8. Investment Analysis in Smart Homes Market*

    *9. Smart Homes Market Future*

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2f8nzq/the_worldwide?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

    CONTACT:
    CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com
    Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
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    Global Frontotemporal Disorders Treatment Market to Witness High Revenue Growth in Western Europe

    VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y. , Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the latest research by the company, the global frontotemporal disorders treatment market is expected to be valued at US$ 451.4 Mn, by 2028 end. The report on the frontotemporal disorders treatment market projects major growth potential with average year-on-year growth rate of 4.7% through 2028.

    The increasing funding by the governments across the globe for R&D is projected to be the major factor expected to propel the growth of the frontotemporal disorders treatment market over the forecast period. Government organizations such as the National Institute of Aging (NIA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS) and National Institute of Health (NIH) are conducting research and development support programs and making efforts to advance therapeutic development in neurological diseases. The growing number of dementia cases has increased the population base of frontotemporal dementia, which is expected to propel the demand for frontotemporal dementia drugs and medications. Rising life expectancy rate is another major factor expected to boost the growth of the frontotemporal disorders treatment market. Increasing funding and grants by the various non-profit organizations for drug development is also expected to boost the growth of the frontotemporal disorders treatment market. Research funding initiatives by non-profit organization such as the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), Alzheimer Discovery Foundation (ADDF), Bluefield Project Organization, Tau Consortium Organization, CurePSP, Inc. have helped to promote FTD research initiatives.

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    However, lack of approved drugs for frontotemporal disorder treatment is expected to negatively impact the growth of the frontotemporal disorders treatment market. Moreover, the high failure rate of clinical trials and studies is also a major factor expected to hamper the growth of the frontotemporal disorders treatment market.

    The company has segmented the global frontotemporal disorders treatment market based on drug class, treatment type, disease indication, distribution channel, and regions. Based on drug class, the frontotemporal disorders treatment market is segmented into cognitive enhancers, antipsychotics, antidepressants, CNS stimulants, and others. The cognitive enhancers segment is expected to contribute high revenue share in global frontotemporal disorders treatment market. By treatment type, the frontotemporal disorders treatment market is segmented into behavioral symptom management and psychological symptoms management segment. The behavioral symptom management segment is expected to contribute high value share in the global frontotemporal disorders treatment market. Based on disease indication, the frontotemporal disorders treatment market is segmented into frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, and movement disorders segment. In terms of revenue, the frontotemporal dementia segment is projected to hold significant share in the global frontotemporal disorders treatment market over the forecast period. Based on distribution channels, the frontotemporal disorders treatment market is segmented into hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacy, drug stores, and online pharmacy. The retail pharmacy segment is expected to contribute high value share in the global frontotemporal disorders treatment market.

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    On the basis of region, the global frontotemporal disorders treatment market has been segmented into North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ), Latin America and the Middle East & Africa. Western Europe is expected to contribute large revenue share in the global frontotemporal disorders treatment market over the forecast period. The demand for frontotemporal disorders treatment has increased in Western Europe due to the increasing prevalence of frontotemporal dementia as well as growing number of clinical studies in the region. North America is expected to contribute second large revenue share in the global frontotemporal disorders treatment market. The Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ) is projected to witness significant growth due to increasing per capita expenditure and government initiatives for the treatment of neurological disorders.

    The report tracks some of the key manufacturers operating in the global frontotemporal disorders treatment market. The players included in the report are Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi S.A., Eli Lilly and Company, GlaxoSmithKline Plc., Novartis AG, Mylan N.V., Merck & Company, Inc., AstraZeneca plc, and Allergen plc, among others.

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    The ENT surgical devices marketplace remains consolidated among Tier 1 and Tier 2 players who collectively hold a hefty 95% market share. Medtronic and Olympus are the top 2 players in the ENT surgical devices market.

    Rockville, MD, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ENT surgical devices market is expected to surpass US$ 2,500 million in 2019, according to a new study by Fact.MR. The ENT surgical devices market witnessed a steady progress and grew at 6.6% y-o-y in 2018. Overall growth of the ENT surgical devices market can be attributed to,

    · Technological advancements enhancing ENT procedure efficiency and outcome
    · Reimbursement policies in favor of ENT surgeries
    · Product developments accommodating demand trend such as minimal invasion

    The medical technology industry has shifted from a traditional marketing model to a care delivery model. Following the new business approach, Tier 1 and Tier 2 players portray hegemony in the market and continue to introduce disruptive technology innovations in ENT surgical devices.

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    The ENT surgical devices marketplace has the presence of a broad range of surgical instruments and equipment. According to Fact.MR valuation, ENT surgical lasers account for a leading share in the global market.

    Greater reliability of the laser treatment in ENT or otorhinolaryngology has been embraced by medical professionals as well as patients. Ranging from the treatment of snoring or nasal obstruction to cancer of ear, nose and throat, laser therapy have delivered definitive results and the account of successful outcomes is rising consistently.

    Fact.MR estimates that powered ENT surgical system will also register considerable demand in 2019. Powered ENT instruments are used in procedures such as removal of soft tissue, hard tissue and bone during surgery. On the other hand, the ENT visualization systems are growing at a faster pace and over 9% y-o-y growth is expected in 2019.

    The ENT surgical devices marketplace has witnessed introduction of a number of advanced navigation system, in particular, three-dimensional guiding system. Leading ENT surgical device manufacturers have introduced advanced navigation systems that assist ENT surgeons in easier navigation during ENT surgeries.

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    *Hospitals Held Over Half the Revenues in 2018, ENT Clinics Growing Rapidly*

    Fact.MR valuation finds that the ENT surgical devices market hit US$ 2,345 million in 2018 and the growth trend will continue in 2019. Hospitals continued to capture greater market share of the ENT surgical devices market in 2018. Improved hospital infrastructure with well-equipped ENT instruments can be attributed to over half the global share of hospitals in the ENT surgical devices market.

    In consonance with the rising prevalence of ENT disorders, construction of specialized ENT clinics has increased. Fact.MR finds that ENT clinics hold the second largest revenue and will grow at a faster rate in 2019.

    *Fixed ENT Surgical Devices to Hold Over 37% Revenue Share in 2019*

    Based on modality, three types of devices are present – handheld, portable and fixed. Owing to the popularity of fixed devices, Fact.MR estimates that these devices will continue to account for a higher market share. On the other hand, handheld devices are estimated to account for the second largest revenue in the ENT surgical devices market and will register faster expansion in the coming years.

    According to the study, North America dominates the ENT surgical devices market and will account for over one forth revenue share in 2019. The market growth in North America is favored by favorable healthcare reimbursement coverage. In addition, presence of industry leaders in the regions contributes to the higher market revenues.

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    The study finds that Europe follows North America with the second largest revenues. Europe and APEJ collectively held over half the revenues in 2018. While Europe presents an established market, improving healthcare infrastructure and economic standards in APEJ can be attributed to the growth scenario of the ENT surgical devices market in the coming years.

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    · KCAP to convert to an externally-managed BDC managed by an affiliate of BC Partners
    · Stockholders to receive a direct cash payment from an affiliate of BC Partners of $25 million, or approximately $0.67 per share, upon closing of the transaction
    · BC Partners to contribute up to 100% of incentive fees earned, if necessary, to achieve net investment income of $0.40 per share for a one-year period after closing of the transaction
    · KCAP to acquire investments sourced by BC Partners to deploy current liquidity and immediately enhance net investment income
    · BC Partners to use up to $10 million of incentive fees earned during the first two years after closing of the transaction to acquire KCAP common stock at net asset value
    · KCAP Board unanimously supports this agreement and recommends stockholder approval of external management of KCAP by an affiliate of BC Partners

    NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KCAP Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:KCAP) (“*KCAP*” or the “*Company*”) announces that it has entered into a stock purchase and transaction agreement with private equity firm BC Partners Advisors L.P. (“BC Partners”), whereby an affiliate of BC Partners will become the external manager of KCAP. Under the terms of the agreement, if the new advisory agreement is approved by stockholders and the other conditions to closing are satisfied, stockholders will receive a direct cash payment from an affiliate of BC Partners of $25 million, or approximately $0.67 per share. In addition, BC Partners has agreed to contribute up to 100% of incentive fees earned, if necessary, to achieve net investment income of $0.40 per share for a one-year period after closing and to use up to $10 million of the incentive fees it earns to purchase newly-issued KCAP common stock over the next two years at a price equal to net asset value per share at the time of the purchases.

    On November 8, 2018, KCAP agreed to sell its Asset Manager Affiliates to LibreMax Capital, an asset management firm specializing in structured credit investments. LibreMax will take a minority stake in the BC Partners affiliate that will act as the external manager of KCAP.

    “BC Partners has more than $24 billion in assets under management, and an excellent investment track record spanning more than three decades,” said Chris Lacovara, Chairman of KCAP.  “We are looking forward to partnering with the BC Partners’ credit platform to leverage its scale and enhance our current sourcing capabilities.  We believe that BC Partners’ management of KCAP will enable us to maximize long-term value for our shareholders,”

    “Our goal is to deliver the strongest possible risk-adjusted returns to KCAP shareholders over the long term,” said Ted Goldthorpe, Head of BC Partners Credit, “Through this strategic partnership with LibreMax, we believe we can generate sustainable returns across market cycles and prudently accelerate the growth of KCAP’s diversified portfolio of high-quality senior secured debt and other investments."

    BC Partners was advised by Houlihan Lokey and UBS Investment Bank and the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett while KCAP was advised by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and the law firm of Eversheds Sutherland. The transaction is subject to KCAP stockholder approval and is expected to close in Q1 2019.

    *Conference Call and Webcast*

    A conference call has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 am Eastern Time. Representatives from both companies will participate in the call, and an investor presentation will be made available prior to the call. Stockholders, prospective stockholders and analysts are welcome to listen to the call or attend the webcast.

    The conference call dial-in number is (866) 757-5630. No password is required. A live audio webcast of the conference call can be accessed via the Internet, on a listen-only basis on our Company's website www.kcapfinancial.com in the Investor Relations section under Events. The online archive of the webcast will be available on January 2, 2019 after 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time for approximately 90 days.

    A replay of this conference call will be available from 12:00 p.m. on January 2, 2019 until 12:00 p.m. on January 9, 2019. The dial in number for the replay is (855) 859-2056 and the conference ID is 9483367.

    *About KCAP Financial Inc.*

    KCAP Financial, Inc. is a publicly traded, internally managed business development company. Our middle market investment business originates, structures, finances and manages a portfolio of term loans, mezzanine investments and selected equity securities in middle market companies.

    KCAP Financial, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, earnings releases, press releases and other financial, operational and governance information are available on its website at www.kcapfinancial.com.

    For further information please contact Ted Gilpin, Chief Financial Officer, at (212) 455-8300 or gilpin@kcapinc.com.

    *About BC Partners Advisors L.P. and BC Partners Credit*

    BC Partners is a leading international investment firm with over $24 billion of assets under management in private equity, private credit and real estate strategies. Established in 1986, BC Partners has played an active role in developing the European buyout market for three decades. Today, BC Partners executives operate across markets as an integrated team through the firm's offices in North America and Europe. Since inception, BC Partners has completed 105 private equity investments in companies with a total enterprise value of €130 billion and is currently investing its tenth private equity fund. For more information, please visit  www.bcpartners.com.

    BC Partners Credit was launched in February 2017 and has pursued a strategy focused on identifying attractive credit opportunities in any market environment and across sectors, leveraging the deal sourcing and infrastructure made available from BC Partners.

    *About LibreMax Capital*

    Founded in 2010, LibreMax Capital, LLC is a New York-based asset management firm specializing in structured credit with $3.1 billion in assets under management.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the expressions "seeks", "expects", "believes", "estimates", "will", "target" and similar expressions.  Forward-looking statements are based upon current plans, estimates and expectations that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. The inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation that such plans, estimates or expectations will be achieved. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such plans, estimates or expectations include, among others, (1) that one or more closing conditions to the proposed externalization may not be satisfied or waived, on a timely basis or otherwise, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the proposed externalization, may require conditions, limitations or restrictions in connection with such approvals or that the required approval by the stockholders of KCAP may not be obtained; (2) the risk that the proposed externalization contemplated by the stock purchase and transaction agreement may not be completed in the time frame expected by parties, or at all; (3) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the proposed externalization; (4) uncertainty of the expected financial performance of KCAP following completion of the proposed externalization; (5) failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed externalization, including as a result of delay in completing the proposed externalization; (6) the ability of KCAP and/or BC Partners to implement its business strategy; (7) the occurrence of any event that could give rise to termination of the agreement; (8) the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the proposed externalization may affect the timing or occurrence of the contemplated externalization or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; (9) evolving legal, regulatory and tax regimes; (10) changes in general economic and/or industry specific conditions; and (11) other risk factors as detailed from time to time in KCAP’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including KCAP’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, periodic quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, periodic current reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed with the SEC.

    Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. KCAP does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or developments, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

    *Additional Information and Where to Find It*

    In connection with the proposed transactions, KCAP plans to file with the SEC and mail to its stockholders a proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”). The Proxy Statement will contain important information about KCAP, BC Partners, the proposed externalization and related matters. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO, CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT KCAP, BC PARTNERS, THE PROPOSED EXTERNALIZATION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the Proxy Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by KCAP, free of charge, from the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov and from KCAP’s web site at https://kcapfinancial.gcs-web.com. Investors and security holders may also obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement and other documents filed with the SEC from KCAP by calling Investor Relations at (212) 455-8300.

    *Participants in the Solicitation*

    KCAP and its directors, executive officers and employees and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of KCAP common stock in respect of the proposed externalization. Information regarding KCAP’s directors and executive officers is available in its definitive proxy statement for KCAP’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on March 22, 2018 (the “KCAP 2018 Proxy Statement”), as modified or supplemented by any Form 3 or Form 4 filed with the SEC since the date of the KCAP 2018 Proxy Statement. Other information regarding the interests of the participants in the proxy solicitation will be included in the Proxy Statement if and when it becomes available. These documents can be obtained, or will be available, free of charge from the sources indicated above.

    *Contact*
    Ted Gilpin
    Chief Financial Officer
    (212) 455-8300
    gilpin@kcapinc.com

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    Dublin, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Context Aware Computing Market - Segmented by Vendors (Device Manufactures, Mobile Network Operators, Online and Web), End-users, and Region - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    The Context-Aware Computing Market was valued at USD 25.49 billion in 2017, and it is expected to reach a value of USD 121.52 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 30% over 2018-2023.

    This report provides information about the leading players in the market and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top vendors in the context-aware computing market. In addition, the report discusses the major drivers that influence the growth of the market. It also outlines the challenges faced by the vendors and the market at large, as well as the key trends that are emerging in the market.

    The rising number of connected devices is resulting in a flood of information from various application areas, and as a result, the ability to filter data based on the current context is becoming increasingly important in today's fast-paced world. The outpour of information from data sources, such as inferences about time, current location, weather conditions or social relationships is resulting in the need to make contextual use of the available information.

    These smart and intelligent apps are transforming the retail industry by providing an opportunity to interact with the shopper and then suggesting shopping suggestion, leading to an immersive and more satisfying shopping experience, by leveraging the power of AI and apps to improve their business considerably.

    Google's latest feature, i.e., Google Now on Tap, is one of the most notable examples of Intelligent Apps already transforming the smartphone experience. It allows accessing a wide variety of information on what the screen, which not only enhances user experience but also helps businesses increase their visibility. The feature Reads the content and scans for specific keywords and understands its context before providing you with the results.

    AI led context-aware computing is partly conscious in the present situation of the user and makes it easier to find a solution or a suggestion to the user's query by understand and responding in real time.

    *Integration of Various Apps in In-car Implementation is Driving its Adoption in Automotive Industry*

    The major adoption of these solutions can be perceived in the automotive industry. This can be witnessed through the trend of equipping vehicles with sophisticated sensors and a mobile Internet connection enabling services, like Facebook updates, tweets, or Google Maps as an everyday commodity.

    The integration of telematics services, healthcare apps in the vehicle driving ecosystem is leading to increasing demand by the customers more context-aware smartphone-known applications as an in-car implementation. Combining these two markets would enable both of them not just to grow fast but change the dynamics of customized user experience for a better and much more powerful user assistance system.

    *North America to Hold the Largest Share in 2018 for Context-Aware Computing Market*

    North America held the largest market share in 2017, and Asia Pacific region is expected to register highest CAGR during the forecast period 2018-2023. The United States holds the largest share of the market due to the presence of large number of services and software providers, whereas presence of large number of SME's and increasing technological penetration in Asia Pacific region especially in countries, like China, India, Vietnam is expected to fuel the market growth in this region.

    Despite the economic slowdown & recession of 2008-09, the US market for was not affected in the post-recession period. The increasing network speed and growth in IoT is driving the demand for next-gen search engines in the region. The increasing rate of smartphone penetration is also driving the usage of search engines through mobile devices.

    *Developments in the Market*

    · Feb 2018 - Italtel, a telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services and Internet of Things solutions, revealed its latest 5G video application, delivering improved upload performances, reducing latency, and increasing the battery life of connected devices. Its i-EVS (Enhanced Video Services) - the latest advancement of its virtual Transcoding Unit (vTU) application - runs over a Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) platform and has been updated with new features, including Context-Aware and Location-Aware mechanisms, enabling Service Providers to launch new value-added services

    *Key Topics Covered*

    *1. Introduction*
    1.1 Scope of the Study
    1.2 Study Deliverables

    *2. Research Approach and Methodology*
    2.1 Study Assumptions
    2.2 Analysis Methodology
    2.3 Research Phases

    *3. Executive Summary*

    *4. Market Dynamics*
    4.1 Market Overview
    4.2 Introduction to Market Dynamics
    4.2 Factors Driving the Context Aware Computing Market
    4.2.1 Integration of Artificial Intelligence Into Mobile Apps
    4.2.2 Rise In Integrated IoT Offerings
    4.3 Factors Restraining the Context Aware Computing Market
    4.3.1 Computational Complexities
    4.4 Industry Policies
    4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis
    4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Industry Forces Analysis
    4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
    4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
    4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
    4.6.5 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Competitors

    *5. Context Aware Computing Market Technology Snapshot*

    *6. Market Segmentation*
    6.1 Context Aware Computing Market by End-users
    6.1.1 BFSI
    6.1.2 Consumer Electronics
    6.1.3 Entertainment
    6.1.4 Automotive Industry
    6.1.5 Healthcare
    6.1.6 Telecommunications
    6.1.7 Logistics And Transportation
    6.1.8 Others
    6.2 Context Aware Computing Market by Vendors
    6.2.1 Device Manufactures(OEMs)
    6.2.2 Mobile Network Operators
    6.2.3 Online And Web And Social Networking Vendors
    6.3 Context Aware Computing Market By Geography
    6.3.1 North America
    6.3.2 Europe
    6.3.3 Asia-Pacific
    6.3.4 Latin America
    6.3.5 Middle East & Africa

    *7. Context Aware Computing Market Companies*
    7.1 IBM Corporation
    7.2 Microsoft Corporation
    7.3 Cisco Systems Inc.
    7.4 Google LLC
    7.5 HP Inc.
    7.6 Oracle Corporation
    7.7 Amazon.com Inc.
    7.8 Verizon Communications Inc.
    7.9 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
    7.10 Apple Inc.
    7.11 Intel Corp.
    7.12 Onapsis Inc.
    7.13 Flybits Inc.
    7.14 Autodesk Inc.
    *List is Not Exhaustive

    *8. Context-Aware Computing Market Investment Analysis*

    *9. Context-Aware Computing Market Future Outlook*

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jm9k5w/context_aware?w=12

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