Technology Leaders and Advancers in the News - Unisource, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Qualcomm, Oracle

Wed Sep 4, 2013 9:15am EDT

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Technology Leaders and Advancers in the News - Unisource, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Qualcomm, Oracle

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CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, September 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, FinancialNewsMedia.com reports corporate happenings and news updates for leading technology companies driving the technology sector at present: Unisource Corporation (OTC: USRC), Nokia Corp (NYSE: NOK), Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL).

Unisource Corporation (OTC: USRC) Headline: A1 Transport Selects Visionship G3 For Transportation Management. Unisource today announced A1 Transport has chosen Visionship G3 as their Transportation Management technology platform. For over 20 years, A1 Transport has prided itself on providing a personal relationship along with superior service with each brokerage customer. As a Transportation Broker with access to over 400,000 trucks servicing all of North America, A1 Transport sought new technologies to replace traditional manual labor tasks, reduce costs, and increase efficiencies. "As a growing brokerage company in a highly competitive market space, we realized that we must streamline efficiencies with leading technologies and automation such as Visionship in order to reduce costs, improve customer service, and maximize our business," stated  Abe Ramos, Director of Operations at A1 Transportation. "After a comprehensive review of available systems, we chose to evolve and expand our company with Visionship G3 TMS. It will enhance our operations immediately."

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Transportation brokerage companies using Visionship's technology can completely automate costly operations, while removing unnecessary aspects of labor costs, as well as reducing human error. With Visionship, A1 Transport can now better control variable overhead costs, as compared to a traditional brokerage company using manual processes. "With Visionship G3's Automated Intelligence, Transportation Brokerage companies such as A1 Transport can begin to remove high employee labor cost areas from their balance sheets and scale their business growth efficiently, without significant additional investment," said Bill Wood, CEO of Unisource subsidiary, Visionship Inc.

Nokia Corp (NYSE: NOK) News: U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. will acquire the Devices & Services business of the Finnish Nokia Corp., the two companies announced Monday, September 2, 2013. Under the agreement, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will also license Nokia's patents and use Nokia's mapping service, the companies said in a release. Microsoft agreed to pay Nokia 5.44 billion euros ($7.18 billion), including 3.79 billion euros ($5 billion) for the devices and services business. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014. Microsoft and Nokia announced a strategic partnership in 2011 to develop and market smart phones.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has appointed Jean Raby as Chief Financial & Legal Officer, effective September 1, 2013. Jean Raby will relocate to Alcatel-Lucent's headquarters in Paris. Jean Raby served as a Partner and Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs until the end of 2012. In this position, he built relationships and provided strategic and corporate finance advice to clients across multiple industry sectors, including in telecom and information technologies.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) News: NXP Software, a world leader in mobile multimedia software, today announced that ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, will incorporate LifeVibes VoiceExperience software on their Qualcomm-based phones. This agreement leverages the participation of ZTE and NXP Software in Qualcomm's Hexagon Access Program. LifeVibes VoiceExperience is building on NXP Software's acoustical expertise. It enhances the end-user experience with excellent noise suppression and echo cancellation, delivers HD Voice quality of speech, and ensures intelligibility in noisy environments.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced that its first quarter fiscal year 2014 results will be released on Wednesday, September 18th, after the close of the market. Oracle will host a conference call and live webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the financial results. The live webcast will be available on the Oracle Investor Relations website at www.oracle.com/investor.

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