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KT (formerly known as Korea Telecom) has awarded Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) a 5G commercial contract to enable the nationwide launch of commercial 5G services in Korea starting early April 2019.

Study by IBM (NYSE: IBM), "Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox," polled 2,300 executives and professionals and revealed that the leadership gender gap in the global workplace continues to persist because organizations have yet to make advancing women a formal business priority. The study also provides guidance on how to drive change.

WealthEngine (WE), analytics and audience development services, announced it has entered into a credit financing agreement for $6.5 million in growth capital from CIBC Innovation Banking.

Synchrony released a study, done in partnership with Oxford Economics. They designed, fielded and analyzed a survey of 324 retailer executives about their current and planned use of AI-powered technologies. The resulting report, Shopping for AI, shows that a majority of U.S. retailers (80%) believe that AI will change the online customer experience and will be a competitive necessity for business in the next five years (72%).

Experian® released its annual corporate preparedness study, Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?, revealing that progress has been made, but companies need to do better. Conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the findings reveal that only 36 percent of businesses are prepared to respond to a data breach and confidence levels to control growing threats is low.

Shift Technology announced that it has entered into an agreement with CNA Financial Corporation, one of the largest commercial property and casualty insurance companies in the United States, to automate the carrier's fraud detection capabilities. CNA is the first commercial insurer based in the United States to partner with Shift Technology to take advantage of FORCE, the company's AI-native, SaaS-based fraud detection solution.

For the first time in history, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from American soil, is on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 2:49 a.m. EST Saturday on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Litecoin Creator, Charlie Lee, is set to co-host Asia's inaugural Litecoin meetup with Alexander Tkachenko, Founder and CEO of VNX Exchange, a new digital asset marketplace, on March 14, in the city of Hong Kong. The meetup, expected to welcome over 200 community members and enthusiasts from around the globe, will explore topics from mass adoption to democratizing financial markets. This event also includes an all-star panel discussion including Charlie Lee, Creator of Litecoin; Alexander Tkachenko, CEO and Founder of VNX Exchange; William Peets, Chief Investment Officer of Passport Digital Holdings; Cristian Gil, Co-founder of GSR; and Chris Lee, CFO of Huobi Group.

Ding Chun, mayor of Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China, met with a visiting delegation led by Lee Jae-Hyeon, President & CEO of South Korea-based printed circuit board (PCB) maker Orchem Co., Ltd., on the afternoon of February 27, 2019.

SimplePay, an electronic payments innovator headquartered in Sydney, Australia, has secured an initial $5m USD from Fluce Capital and Versatile Group. This initial amount is part of a private placement round to raise growth capital to continue to accelerate SimplePay's business model, where they already work with over 500+ cities around the world.

The global enterprise content management (ECM) market is projected to grow at a CAGR of almost 15.2% during the forecast period, driven by increasing need to manage growing number of digital platforms generating huge volume of data. The "Enterprise Content Management Market Forecast up to 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Voicea, the voice collaboration platform, unveils an extensive list of voice-based commands and new productivity platform integrations to help meeting goers become more productive. The new voice commands help meeting goers craft follow-ups, create action items, schedule reminders, and drive outputs directly into integrations for more than 20 of the top collaborative productivity systems used by today's businesses.

The global AFP/ATL machines market is forecasted to grow at an impressive rate over the next five years to reach an estimated value of US$ 294.7 million in 2024. The "AFP/ATL Machines Market by Machine Type, by End-User Type, and by Region, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2019-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Bugcrowd announced Traffic Control 2.0, the newest version of its VPN technology. Traffic Control 2.0 provides customers increased visibility, flexibility, and control over their security testing programs. By providing each researcher a program-specific VPN, Bugcrowd enables organizations to easily manage and control access, as well as more closely monitor testing activities against individual targets.

Pivocity LLC announced today that it has joined the Scaled Agile Partner Network as a Bronze Transformation Partner. This worldwide network includes transformation and platform providers who help enterprises facilitate and accelerate business results through adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe ®).

Contrast Security, the pioneer in embedding vulnerability analysis and exploit prevention directly into modern software, today announced it has completed a $65 million Series D funding round led by new investor, Warburg Pincus. Existing investors, including Battery Ventures, General Catalyst, M12 (Microsoft's Venture Fund), AXA Venture Partners and Acero Capital all participated in the oversubscribed round. This brings the company's total funding raised to $122 million. This investment will strengthen Contrast Security's position as the leading platform to enable secure DevOps. The funding will accelerate the company's technology innovation, field operations, international expansion along with significant growth in its customer-success team. These investments are all in order to meet the rapidly increasing demand for the company's modern approach to software security.

GSD Company announced the acquisition of Audaxium, a privately-held provider of ERP and custom application development consulting and services focused on Oracle NetSuite. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the first quarter of 2019.