Kensho and NASDAQ FinQloud to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell to Celebrate 'Warren,' a Virtual Market Research Assistant that Communicates in Natural Language

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, Jan. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Kenshō, a pioneer in cloud-based intelligent computer systems capable of answering complex financial and market research questions posed in natural language will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

Kenshō will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate the completion of the first phase of development for 'Warren,' the company's ground-breaking virtual market research assistant. Kenshō will also celebrate that it has secured $10 million in seed funding from Google Ventures, Accel Partners, Fidelity Investments, General Catalyst, NEA and other venture capital firms and strategic in investors.

Kenshō's 'Warren' is the first professional-grade analytics platform built completely on NASDAQ OMX FinQloud, a cloud computing platform designed exclusively for the financial services sector and powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Who:

  • Daniel Nadler, Founder & CEO, Kenshō
  • Julia Sears, Associate Vice President, NASDAQ OMX

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Kenshō Contact:
Daniel Nadler
(617) 838-5622
Daniel@kensho.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:
http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About Kenshō:

Kenshō is bringing the intelligent assistant revolution to finance with user-friendly interactive research environments that combine cloud computing with graphical user interfaces and natural language querying capabilities, allowing financial professionals to perform sophisticated empirical analyses in a fraction of the time spent by institutional research teams today, and without writing code. The Kenshō team is made up of world-class software engineers who came to Kenshō from Google Inc. and Apple Inc. (including one of the original engineers on the first iPhone team), as well as Wall Street veterans, PhD physicists, and economists.  

For more information please visit: www.kensho.com . 

About FinQloud:

NASDAQ OMX FinQloud, powered by Amazon Web Services, is a cloud computing platform designed exclusively for the financial services sector. FinQloud offers a suite of storage and compute services, including R3 which combines AWS cloud computing expertise with enhanced security from NASDAQ OMX to provide cost-effective and efficient management, storage and processing of financial data. FinQloud helps firms significantly reduce the operational costs and complexities associated with data and infrastructure management – enabling more effective deployment of scarce resources.

A product of NASDAQ OMX's unique financial technology domain expertise and Amazon's flexible and cost-effective cloud infrastructure, R3 enables financial market participants to benefit from the economic and performance advantages of cloud computing, in a manner designed to help firms comply with regulatory requirements. Flexible, reliable and highly scalable, FinQloud is fully-managed and designed to immediately help firms reduce their technology burden, and refocus resources on revenue driving activities, even as data volumes and regulatory initiatives continually rise. To learn more visit www.nasdaqomx.com/FinQloud or contact FinQloud@nasdaqomx.com

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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