Daily Archives: April 8, 2017

Nasdaq Welcomes Okta, Inc. (Nasdaq: OKTA) to The Nasdaq Stock Market

NEW YORK, April 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Okta, Inc. (Nasdaq:OKTA), a leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square today in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

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The Okta Identity Cloud enables enterprises to securely connect people to technology, anywhere, anytime and from any device. Every business day, over two million people use Okta to access a wide range of cloud applications, websites, mobile applications and services from a multitude of devices. Workforces sign into Okta’s platform to seamlessly access the applications they need to do their work. Organizations also use Okta’s platform to provide their customers with more modern experiences online and to connect with partners to streamline their operations. Developers leverage Okta’s platform to securely embed identity into their software.

“We founded Okta to enable any organization to use any technology, and we believe identity is the key to making that happen. The Okta Identity Cloud helps organizations effectively harness the power of cloud and mobile technologies by securing users and connecting them with the applications they rely on,” said Todd McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Okta. “Today’s IPO on Nasdaq is an exciting milestone and underscores our long-term commitment to customer success and our great team.”

“Nasdaq is excited to welcome Okta to our family of leading and disruptive enterprise technology companies,” said Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Listings, Nasdaq. “Cloud computing has been a momentous technological transformation for organizations of all sizes and across every industry. We are truly proud that Okta chose Nasdaq as its listing partner as the company continues to help organizations effectively harness the power of cloud.”

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About Nasdaq
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables clients 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 85 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,800 listed companies with a market value of $10.1 trillion and nearly 18,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: business.nasdaq.com.


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Songkran festival kicks off on Sukhumvit road this evening

The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will kick off Songkran festival celebration "Splendours: Amazing Songkran 2017" today at Benjasiri park in commercial district of Bangkok.

The event will feature an amazing Songkran joyful procession from 17.30 to 20.30 pm.

According to TAT, the procession will head down Sukhumvit road, starting from the Phrom Phong electric train station and will finish at Pathum Wan Intersection.

Traffic on Sukhumvit road will be closed during the procession.

The procession will enable spectators to learn how Songkran celebration has changed over the years.

It also features floral tributes, mythical creatures and dancers and eco-friendly displays.

Finishing on 13 April, Songkran Splendours: Amazing Songkran 2017 will inspire people to travel upcountry and discover their own Songkran stories in different parts of the kingdom.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Thousands stranded as authorities reject crossover to Cambodian border casino

Thousands of gamblers, Thai and foreign tourists were stranded at the Thai-Cambodian border checkpoint at Chong Sai Tako pass of Ban Kruat district of Buriram province after border authorities disallowed them to cross over to visit the newly built casino at the border.

The entry ban to the Cambodian casino, which was officially opened yesterday was restricted only to outside visitors and gamblers.

However local people of Ban Kruat district are allowed to cross over to the Cambodian border.

Authorities started banning outsiders to the casino and shopping centre yesterday, stranding hundreds of unawared visitors, tourists and gamblers from Bangkok travelling in buses to go to bet in the casino, and shop at border shopping centre.

Security officials check identification cards of all people before allowing only those with homes in Ban Kruat to cross over.

No reason was given on the entry ban. Authorities said only that they were ordered to disallow outsiders, other than locals, to enter.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)