Friday - August 14, 2020

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Washington Post: Zeus Technology to License Its Performance Adtech to Tribune Publishing
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The Washington Post issued the following WashPost PR Blog on Aug. 13:

Zeus Technology, the industry-leading revenue platform from The Washington Post, today announces it will license Zeus Performance to Tribune Publishing, one of the country's premier news brands with top dailies, like the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News and Baltimore Sun, in eight media markets. This agreement continues a period of tremendous growth for Zeus which will now power adtech for nearly 70 sites in the U.S.

"It's critically important that local publishers have the tools they need to own ... Show Full Article

S&P Global Platts: Russia's Gazprom Sees Q2 International Gas Sales Slide 17% to 44.9 Bcm
LONDON, England, Aug. 14 -- S&P Global Platts, a subsidiary of S&P Global, issued the following news:

Russia's Gazprom saw its international gas sales in the second quarter slide by 17% year on year to 44.9 Bcm, according to an analysis of data published late Aug. 13 in the company's Q2 report.

Register Now The drop was of the same magnitude as in Q1 when sales were also down by 17% on the back of a second consecutive mild winter and robust storage stocks.

The data are also in line with Gazprom's projections for gas sales in the Far Abroad (Europe plus Turkey and China, but minus the countries ... Show Full Article

S&P Global Platts: Pakistan Gas Infrastructure Tax Decision to Help Fund Projects, Pipelines
LONDON, England, Aug. 14 -- S&P Global Platts, a subsidiary of S&P Global, issued the following news:

Pakistan's apex court has allowed the government to collect a pending gas infrastructure development tax amounting to billions of dollars from fertilizer, power, chemicals and cement companies, according to the court's verdict Aug. 13, a move that would help policymakers to use the funds to develop gas projects.

Register Now The government in 2011 had imposed a gas infrastructure development tax aimed at collecting funds to develop pipelines connecting different parts of the country as well to ... Show Full Article

Meet Masaba Gupta, the Unapologetic Hot Mess, in Netflix's Next
MUMBAI, India, Aug. 14 -- Netflix, an Internet television network provider, issued the following news release:

What is life if not for a glorious mess at every step of the way? And who knows this better than our very own Masaba Gupta? An unconventional life, famous mother, juggling her fashion label, complicated matters of the heart... hell, even an unusual name -- can this woman catch a break? Well, the answer to that is a little more complex than a straight-up "yes or no". Grab your girl gang and buckets of popcorn to find out in Netflix's upcoming fictionalised series, Masaba Masaba, slated ... Show Full Article

Masdar and EDF Renewables Agree to Partner in Eight Renewable Energy Projects in United States
SAN DIEGO, California, Aug. 14 -- EDF Renewables, a renewable energy developer, issued the following news release on Aug. 13:

EDF Renewables North America and Masdar, one of the world's leading clean energy developers and a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, today announced Masdar's second strategic investment in the United States (US) in a deal with EDF Renewables North America that will see it acquire a 50 percent stake in a 1.6-gigawatt (GW) clean-energy portfolio.

Under the terms of the agreement, Masdar has acquired a 50 percent interest in three utility-scale wind farms in Nebraska ... Show Full Article

Mary Ann Liebert: Engineered Capsids for Efficient Gene Delivery to the Eye
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, Aug. 14 -- Mary Ann Liebert Inc. issued the following news release:

A rational design approach created novel variants of adeno-associated viral (AAV) capsids. These have improved transduction properties in the mouse retina and cornea. as reported in the peer-reviewed journal Human Gene Therapy.

Click here ( to read the full-text article free on the Human Gene Therapy website through September 13, 2020.

The efficient gene delivery of these variants was confirmed in non-human primate tissue.

"The capsid modified AAV2 ... Show Full Article

HearstLab Announces Investment in London-Based Fintech Company FilmChain
NEW YORK, Aug. 14 -- Hearst issued the following news on Aug. 13:

HearstLab, an investor in women-led startups, today announced its seed investment in London-based financial technology (fintech) company FilmChain. The announcement was made by HearstLab Chairwoman Eve Burton and FilmChain Co-CEOs Maria Tanjala and Irina Albita.

Serving the global film and television industry, FilmChain collects revenues and pays production stakeholders in a transparent and automatic manner, leveraging a private Ethereum blockchain ledger to maintain transaction information. Further extending its leadership in ... Show Full Article