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2014-02-20 12:31:50

MADRID, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA has agreed to acquire Simple (https://www.simple.com), a US-based company that has created a new standard in digital banking. The acquisition is part of BBVA's strategy to lead the technology-driven change that is transforming the financial services industry. The transaction values Simple at $117 million. "Simple's customer experience is unmatched in the digital banking world," said BBVA Chairman & CEO Francisco Gonzalez. "Simple will...

2014-02-18 04:22:16

LONDON, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyless today announced the appointment of Gilli Coston as Chief Strategy Officer to the Wyless senior management team. Gilli brings a wealth of experience to Wyless, with over twenty years at O2 and Telefonica, including her final position as the Head of M2M for Telefonica O2 UK and more recently at consulting firm CGI, she has an unrivalled high-level experience of the IOT business from both an operator and a solution provider...

2014-02-11 04:22:54

BARCELONA, Spain and LABEGE, France, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's only dedicated Internet of Things network will be deployed nationwide in Spain on Abertis Telecom infrastructures and will thus connect Spain to the SIGFOX global network, already available in France, the Netherlands and Russia. Eighteen months after launching its network in France, and after expanding the network to the Netherlands and Russia, SIGFOX announces the expansion of the...

2014-02-07 12:22:25

- Bank is the Official Jersey Partner of newest women's professional soccer team HOUSTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Dash will debut their team jerseys Friday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium, where the bank will celebrate its 5-year commitment to outfitting the nation's newest professional women's soccer team. The Dash entered the National Women's Soccer League as an expansion team for the 2014 season. BBVA Compass' logo on the team's jerseys underscores the...

2014-02-05 12:32:59

- Facebook contest winners announced BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today announced the winners of its Great Ideas for Small Business contest on Facebook, awarding two $10,000 grand prizes to help a pair of budding businesses grow. The Green Bottle Candle Company, founded by Carmen Wooten Preston of Birmingham, Ala., was voted the top idea by Facebook fans. The company partners with local restaurants to repurpose wine bottles as containers for...

2014-01-24 16:20:40

-Biggest reform in Mexico since NAFTA could set up dramatic transformation at border HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico's energy reforms will create "abundant opportunities" for U.S. energy companies and shrink the socioeconomic disparities between Texas' booming metro areas and its border cities, according to the latest BBVA Compass research. Mexico's Congress approved energy reform legislation last month that allows private firms to invest in the state-owned...

2014-01-24 08:21:29

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iberdrola USA parent company, Iberdrola S.A. has been awarded a contract for the construction and operation of the 300 megawatt (MW) Baja California III combined-cycle power plant in Mexico. Work on the $270 million plant and associated facilities will begin in April 2014 with commercial operation planned for August 2016. Iberdrola won the bid through an international tender process which also included a 25-year power purchase...

2014-01-16 12:24:53

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, S.A., has appointed a new eight-member board of directors that will be led by Chairman Ignacio Galan of Iberdrola. Robert Kump, chief executive officer for Iberdrola USA Networks and a member of the Iberdrola USA board, has also been appointed chief corporate officer for Iberdrola in the U.S. The board includes four independent members: John Elias Baldacci, previously governor of the State of Maine...

2014-01-13 08:33:44

-- The agreements significantly expand Nextel's voice and data coverage in Brazil and Mexico using Telefonica's networks, while increasing the efficiency of infrastructure investments for both parties MADRID and RESTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telefonica [NYSE: TEF] and NII Holdings [NASDAQ: NIHD] have signed agreements whereby Telefonica will provide NII's subsidiaries, operating under the Nextel brand in Brazil and Mexico, nationwide voice and data coverage services on...

2014-01-10 12:26:59

- Finalists compete for one of two $10,000 prizes to help fuel business creation and expansion BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today announced the finalists in its Great Ideas for Small Business contest on Facebook, putting two $10,000 prizes within reach for five entrepreneurs. Launched in October via an app on BBVA Compass' Facebook page, the contest provides a platform for qualifying small business owners and entrepreneurs to promote their ideas for a chance to...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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