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Akiva Releases ChatSpace Basic; Leading Chat Tool on the Market Now at Lowest Price
CARLSBAD, Calif., August 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Today Akiva(tm) released ChatSpace(r) Basic -- a new version of its market leading online community building tool. ChatSpace Basic provides companies and individuals with ChatSpace's world-class chat room technology at a much lower price than ever before by limiting the functionality to chat room technology only.
NetSol Technologies Inc.
NetSol Technologies to Present at The Wall Street Analyst Forum Conference in New York
CALABASAS, Calif., Aug. 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- NetSol Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTWCD), a developer of proprietary software applications announced that the President of NetSol USA, Inc., Mark Caton, will be presenting to members of the financial community at The Wall Street Analyst Forum's Computer Software and Services conference in New York on September 16, 2003. NetSol Technologies Chairman, Najeeb Ghauri will also be in attendance.
Peab Expands in Finland
FOERSLOEV, Sweden, August 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Peab has acquired 86 per cent of the shares of Seicon, the privately-owned, Finnish construction company. In 2002, the company reported turnover of Euro 110 million, it has approximately 300 employees and an order backlog exceeding Euro 60 million.
Volvo: Truck Deliveries -- July 2003
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Aug. 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Deliveries from Volvo's (Nasdaq:VOLVY) (Other OTC:VOLVF) (Other OTC:VOLAFK) truck operations, which include Volvo Trucks, Mack and Renault Trucks, declined 18% in July, compared with the corresponding month in the preceding year. On a year-to-date basis, deliveries amounted to 86,090 trucks, which is 4% below the year-earlier period. In Europe, deliveries declined by 3%, while North America posted a 14% decline compared with the first seven months in 2002.
Bitfone Continues Global Expansion to Meet Increased Demand in Target Markets; Bitfone Opens New Offices, Offers Localized Web Sites and Hires Sales Executives and Technical Support for EMEA, China and Japan
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Aug. 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bitfone Corporation (www.bitfone.com), a leader in over-the-air (OTA) update technology for mobile phones, today announced the appointment of Christer Pyyhtia as vice president of sales for EMEA, Danny Wang as country manager for Greater China and Shigeru Narita as director of sales for Japan. Bitfone also opened new offices in China and Japan, and will relocate its Korean office in September. In addition, Bitfone has launched localized Web sites in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The global expansion, which includes additional technical resources, enables Bitfone to respond more quickly to increased demand for their OTA firmware update solutions in these important target markets.
Charlie Peile to join Golar LNG
OSLO, Norway, Aug. 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Charlie Peile has accepted the position as head of the commercial department of Golar LNG (Nasdaq:GLNG) to strengthen and lead its existing marketing team. Having worked with Gotaas Larsen for 16 years, he is revisiting familiar territory. His appointment will strengthen the company's on-going commitment to its existing and increasing customer base. Mr. Peile has worked for the last 4 years for Clarksons and LNG Shipping Solutions (a joint venture between BRS and Clarksons). His work with the two broking companies to provide clients with innovative ideas has kept him in close contact with the major users in the LNG industry.