Trinity Mirror Group Selects SOASTA to Deliver User Experience Insights Across Digital Estate

SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics, today announced Trinity Mirror Group, Britain’s biggest newspaper group, as the latest media organisation to deploy its mPulse platform. The announcement follows an extensive nine-month validation exercise that saw SOASTA beat off intense competition to secure the contract. Trinity Mirror’s decision will enable it to gain detailed insights into the impact that performance issues across their digital estate have on user experiences. Financial details related to the deal were not disclosed.

Fleetmatics to Release Fourth Quarter Financial Results on February 24, 2016

Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE:FLTX), a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), today announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015 on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 after the market closes. Members of the Company’s management team plan to host a live conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on that day to discuss the financial results as well as management’s outlook for the business. The conference call may be accessed in the United States by dialing 1.800.553.5275 and using access code “FLTX”. The conference call may be accessed outside of the United States by dialing +1.612.332.0725 and using access code “FLTX”. The conference call will be simultaneously webcast on the Company’s investor relations website, which can be accessed at http://ir.fleetmatics.com. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the call by dialing 1.800.475.6701 or +1.320.365.3844 and using access code 382547 or by accessing the webcast replay on the Company’s investor relations website.

Pfizer and Allergan to Combine

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved, and the companies have entered into, a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer, a global innovative biopharmaceutical company, will combine with Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma, in a stock transaction currently valued at $363.63 per Allergan share, for a total enterprise value of approximately $160 billion, based on the closing price of Pfizer common stock of $32.18 on November 20, 2015. The transaction represents more than a 30 percent premium based on Pfizer’s and Allergan’s unaffected share prices as of October 28, 2015. Allergan shareholders will receive 11.3 shares of the combined company for each of their Allergan shares, and Pfizer stockholders will receive one share of the combined company for each of their Pfizer shares.

Global Payments Acquires Realex Payments, Expanding Its International Ecommerce Offerings

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, announced today the purchase of Realex Payments, one of Europes largest and fastest growing payment gateways providing a range of technology services for businesses selling online. This transaction furthers Global Payments strategy to provide omni-channel solutions that combine gateway services, payment service provisioning and merchant acquiring across Europe.

Covidien Achieves CE Mark for the Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System, PM100N

Covidien (NYSE: COV) today announced CE Mark approval for its Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System, PM100N. The system currently is available in the European Economic Area (EEA), Australia and New Zealand. The Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System is the only commercially available bedside pulse oximetry (SpO2) monitor featuring home care and sleep study modes that complies with standards for medical electrical equipment used in the home health care environment.