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UFC Headliners Meet in Singapore To Launch Public Ticket Sales For UFC® Fight Night Singapore: Cowboy VS Edwards Presented by AirAsia

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 April 2018 - UFC®  legend Cowboy (33-10, 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) and rapidly rising young British star, Leon "Rocky" Edwards (14-3, fighting out of Birmingham, England) officially launched public ticket sales to the region's highly anticipated event UFC® FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE: COWBOY VS EDWARDS Presented By AirAsia  taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, June 23rd.                                                   Speaking to media at the on-sale press conference today, Cowboy, one of the most recognizable names in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is currently locked in a three-way tie for the most wins in the UFC alongside Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.  The welterweight star shared his excitement about the prospect of smashing the record here in Singapore, "I rallied for this card and this is the one I was hoping to get on. Singapore is a place people want to come, and we're here on media tour in paradise. Being here in Asia, it's just amazing to see the fan base and drive. We feel honoured to be here, and more so to be on the main event. We are in the biggest and craziest sport in the world, and we are excited to be here today". Rising British welterweight prospect, Leon "Rocky" Edwards, is currently riding a five-fight winning streak also shared his thoughts about going against one of the toughest athletes on the UFC roster, "It feels amazing to be recognized by the UFC for all the hard work I've put in. To share an Octagon with Cowboy, someone who's had more wins than I've had fights, I'm making no mistake, and I'm looking forward to the finish. This is a huge opportunity for me, so I won't be looking to l ......read more

DACSEE Launches World’s First Decentralized Ride Sharing Platform in Southeast Asia, Presents at d10e in Tokyo

Raised USD$25 Million, Innovative Community-Based Platform Disrupts Ride-Hailing Industry HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - April 25, 2018 - DACSEE (Decentralized Alternative Cabs Serving & Empowering Everyone), the world's first decentralized community-run, ride-hailing platform, today announced the launch of its mobile application 'DACSEE' debuting in Malaysia. DACSEE is a community-run, ride-hailing platform that facilitates relationships between drivers and passengers, and empowers users by giving them more choice, freedom, and sustainable multi-revenue channels.   DACSEE is now available for users in Malaysia to download and use the application in the Google Play store today and iOS App store April 27. In the months that follow the application will be rolled out throughout Asian markets including Indonesia, Thailand, and China.   DACSEE will announce the presentation at the d10e Tokyo, the leading conference on decentralization that explores the future of fintech, blockchain, sharing economy, future of work and disruptive culture.   The presentation will outline DACSEE's revolutionary business model and next-generation technology which effectively eliminate middlemen fees and return more value to its community of users. Even before the application was released more than 30,000 drivers had already signed up throughout Asia.   The beta version of the application was successfully tested in Kuala Lumpur using a designated pool of drivers and passengers and allowed drivers to review bookings, create connections, and add passengers to their network via the 'Circle of Friends' feature. Passengers were able to select their preferred driver, or request rides from friends via their circle of friends.   "The DACSEE model respects the special interests of the drivers, passengers and local authorities who comprise the platform, I believe that DACSEE has the ability to expand organically as it ......read more

UpChain, the world’s first Blockchain-Based fair game platform has been launched online!

Integration of the world's top virtual currency exchanges and game developmentWorld's first app-oriented blockchain-based fair game entertainment platformAbsolutely fair game platform of your dreams   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25th April 2018 - UpChain is the world's first app-oriented blockchain-based fair game platform. It fully leverages on the fair, equitable features and advantages of blockchain technology, while completely subvert the existing traditional gaming industry. The latest launched game, Ethereal Ox has officially started its internal testing. In future, more blockchain-based  games will continue to be launched on the UpChain game entertainment platform.UpChain's developers expressed that UpChain's main network will be completed online soon, and they will link games in succession as performance allows. The UpChain gaming platform has a comprehensive reward mechanism that will attract more gamers and developers to enter this ecosystem.Most of UpChain's team members are from the world's top virtual currency exchanges and top game development companies. Their integration will allow for the perfect realization of the "blockchain-based fair game entertainment" concept.The concept of blockchain began  in 2017, and  Blockchain-related ICOs around the world had caused chaos. The UpChain team secluded to reflect for a long time before finally coming up this game entertainment platform:"We do not want to create ICO and collect money illegally. We only want to create more fair games that bring  joy to players, therefore UpChain will issue Tokens (at a fixed price) to gamers and developers in the form of rewards. We are also considering sharing the operational profits of the UpChain game entertainment platform with gamers and developers.""This is the dream fair game entertainment platform, and blockchain technology has helped us realize it. Our previous game development was just as interesting. Players voted to decide which gam ......read more

DasCoin set to trade on public exchanges

LONDON - Media OutReach - APRIL 25, 2018 - DasCoin, the Currency of Trust and the store of value within DasEcosystem, has completed a well structured two-year journey of preparation and strategic activity to develop its business platform. The company is delighted to announce it is now ready to launch onto public exchanges in conjunction with a landmark launch event to be held in London on April 27, 2018.   To safeguard its position as the Currency of Trust, DasCoin will only be traded on public exchanges that operate the same strict "Know Your Customer" authentication protocols that underpin DasCoin itself. DasCoin's journey to public launch has been meticulously plotted over the course of two years.   Michael Mathias, CEO of DasCoin, said: "We have already delivered on two major milestones. First was the launch of our DasCoin Blockchain on 31 March 2017, when we minted our first coin, and then on September 30 we launched a Blockchain-based exchange that is running 24 hours a day."  Mathias continued, "We have hit our two first goals as stated and next week we will have our coin trading on our public exchanges. This will be the biggest moment yet for the Das ecosystem and we look forward to welcoming new members into our community as we enter the next phase of the DasCoin story."   More than 750 million DasCoin have already been minted since March 2017. Members of the NetLeaders community purchase licenses giving them access to a certain number of Cycles -- units of capacity -- on the blockchain. These Cycles can either be used for a variety of services or submitted to the DasCoin Minting Queue and converted into DasCoin. There will be a total volume of 8.589 billion DasCoin. DasCoin possesses and operates best-in-class Blockchain technology based upon BitShares' distributed ledger technology, known as Graphene.  BitShares is one of the longest ledger in existence and is one of the highest performing ledgers with capacity exceedi ......read more

Revolutionary digital payment platform, UNPAY, marks foray into Singapore

UNPay aims to connect all mainstream payment services within three years globally   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 April 2018 - UNPay, one-stop intelligent aggregation payment platform, announced today its official launch in Singapore, marking its foray into Asia's leading financial hub. At the core of UNPay's capabilities lies its unique ability to provide one single application programming interface (API) that can solve the multiple and fragmented payment channels faced by merchants today. It also offers merchants a simplified one-stop portal or dashboard for all their accounting needs.   Its advanced technology is developed and constantly refined by talents scouted from renowned companies in the technology and financial industries such as Alibaba, Baidu,JD and NETS. In the face of increasingly sophisticated fraudsters, UNPay leverages on artificial intelligence to detect and prevent transactional fraud in real time, thus minimising the risk of transactional losses, and offering merchants peace of mind to focus on their businesses.   Within a short span of time, UNPay has rapidly established local teams in countries such as Indonesia, New Zealand, Europe, and China beside Singapore. Founded in the fourth quarter of 2017, UNPay was already highly sought after by many fintech unicorns in the capital market even before it attained public funding. It eventually completed its initial funding with three investment institutions valued at over USD 63 million.   UNPay's commitment to the industry and local resourcing is unique. It believes in a "glocal" mindset- assembling local teams and working with local businesses who understand the local markets and regulations-while deploying a global outlook. Its entities in the local markets also mean a direct connection with banks and financial institutions, which translates into lower transaction fees.   Though new in the region today, UNPay has ambitious plans. It aims to form str ......read more

NYNJA, Creators of World’s First Blockchain-Enabled Global Communications and Commerce Platform, Coming to Tokyo for d10e

In Keynote Address, NYNJA's Chief Strategy Officer will discuss Open Unity and how the NYNJA ecosystem unifies communications, commerce and governance on the blockchain. TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - April 25, 2018 - NYNJA Group Ltd., a global communications and mobile technology company, announced presentation of the world's first blockchain-enabled communications platform and on-demand marketplace at d10e Tokyo, one of the world's leading conferences on decentralization. NYNJA's Chief Strategy Officer, Marshall Taplits, will introduce NYNJA, a cross-device platform built for individuals and enterprises, enabling communication, cross-border trade and secure payments in a decentralized on-demand cryptocurrency marketplace. Taplits will present NYNJA in a keynote address on the morning of April 30th.   "Japan is an important strategic market with a strong influence on the development of NYNJA as a world-leading communications and commerce platform," said Mr. Taplits. "Presenting the NYNJA platform at d10e Tokyo gives us an opportunity to engage with future users and demonstrate how NYNJA unifies communication, commerce and governance on the blockchain."   Taplits will discuss NYNJA within the context of 'open unity', a global trend through which decentralized and democratized socio-economic systems operate with optimal security, privacy, efficiency and reliability. The keynote will also introduce the overall vision and roadmap for NYNJA. The NYNJA team will also be showing a working alpha version of the platform for mobile devices.   "As the global conversation and legislation around communication technology evolves, NYNJA offers a truly global and democratized approach to how we organize ourselves as individuals, businesses and communities," said Taplits. "Our product and platform enables communication, commerce and governance on a global scale; and we are opening the platform up through SDK's and API's, so others can develop app ......read more

Blockchain thought leader David Drake joins advisory board of world's first celebrity crypto-token exchange, GCOX

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 April 2018 - Blockchain thought leader David Drake has joined the advisory board of the world's first celebrity crypto-token exchange. GCOX, which stands for Global Crypto Offering Exchange, will help celebrities tokenize their popularity by creating, listing, and trading their own celebrity tokens on a global platform.   David Drake is a global crypto tokens pioneer and industry veteran. He will guide the blockchain-based company as it continues to develop its Acclaim blockchain to power the innovative business platforms that GCOX will use to revolutionize interactions between celebrities and their fans. Drake will provide strategic counsel in the areas of blockchain technology and business development.   Drake is a sought-after blockchain expert by various crypto-token enterprises, and has made his mark on the ITS and blockchain scene advising numerous successful initial token offerings. Under his advisory, over 15 leading blockchain firms have raised more than $500 million in funding through Initial Tokens Offerings and token generation events. As a trusted advisor and thought leader in the global crypto-token community, he frequently shares his insights through various speaking engagements.   "We warmly welcome David Drake to the GCOX team and are honored by his presence on our Blockchain Advisory Board," said Sir Dr. Jeffrey Lin, CEO of GCOX. "His knowledge and expertise in blockchain will be a source of valuable insights that. With David's expertise and our revolutionary business model, I believe GCOX will be a market leader."   "GCOX is an example of how innovative technologies like blockchain can be used to enhance our daily lives in unexpected ways," said David Drake. "This will be one of the first blockchain-based companies created to build lifestyle-focused applications on blockchain technology. I am excited to take GCOX to greater heights and unlock the potential of blockchain for mainstream ado ......read more

China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Limited Announces Unaudited Financial and Operating Data for the First Quarter of 2018

Laminated LCD Module Products Contributed Half of the Sales Driving Up the Average Selling Price to RMB 70.2   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 April 2018 - China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Limited ("Ch Display Opt" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; HKSE stock code: 334) is pleased to announce its unaudited financial and operating data for the three months ended 31 March 2018 (the "Period").   During the Period, due to the lack of innovative incentives that encouraged new smartphone purchases, the domestic demand of smartphones continued to drop. The Group's total sales volume of products was 8.14 million units, representing a decrease of 32.6% year-on-year, of which the sales volume of non-laminated LCD module products was 4.07 million units, a decline of 49.4% year-on-year; while that of laminated LCD module products was 4.07 million units, an increase of 0.8% year-on-year.   Due to decreasing production targets of major smartphone manufacturers in the fourth quarter of 2017, the market conditions turned unfavourable as compared with the same period last year, so that the Group's average selling price of non-laminated LCD module products and laminated LCD module products recorded a year-on year drop of 8.9% and 5.3%, respectively. However, owing to the optimisation of the product portfolio, the proportion of sales volume of laminated LCD module products has been raised to 50%, driving the average selling price of the Group in the first quarter of 2018 to RMB70.2, representing an increase of 4.4% year-on-year. During the Period, the Group's revenue amounted to RMB572 million, representing a decrease of 29.6% year-on-year, among which the revenue of laminated LCD module products was RMB381 million, a drop of 4.5% year-on-year; while that of non-laminated LCD module products was RMB191 million, a decrease of 53.9% year-on-year.   Given the market demand on full-screen products, the G ......read more

Leanplum Accelerates Growth in Asia Pacific and Adds New Chinese Investor

SAN FRANCISCO & HONG KONG - Media OutReach - April 24, 2018 - Leanplum, the leader in mobile engagement, today announced an add-on raise from Beijing-based private equity firm Waterwood Group to scale and fuel growth in China and the greater Asia Pacific (APAC) region, bringing their Series D total financing to $52 million. Leanplum continues to gain momentum across APAC, where the region's most innovative brands rely on its platform to drive mobile growth and deeper customer relationships.   "Chinese consumers demand a best-in-class mobile experience, however, companies in China are underserved in terms of sophisticated marketing technology," said Waikit Lau, partner, Waterwood Group. "We were especially impressed with Leanplum's A/B testing and data analytics capabilities because it quickly delivers value to brands in a highly competitive market. In order to meet the exponential growth in mobile usage, Chinese brands are hungry for the real-time insights and personalization at scale that only Leanplum provides. We look forward to working together to build the future of the Chinese market."   This investment highlights the growing opportunity for brands to reach mobile consumers across APAC. According to GSMA, more than half the world's mobile subscribers live in Asia Pacific, and China will account for 21 percent (or 155 million) of the approximately 753 million new mobile subscribers expected be added globally by the end of 2020.   "APAC is at the forefront of mobile adoption, and the potential for Leanplum to help brands across the region reach such a highly-engaged mobile generation who are on their phones 24/7, is truly exciting," said Momchil Kyurkchiev, CEO and co-founder, Leanplum. "We're thrilled to partner with Waterwood because they share our vision for transforming mobile engagement for the modern marketer."   Today, APAC's most prominent mobile apps lean on Leanplum to power their marketing ca ......read more

A real leap in Label Printing with OKI Pro Series printers

New colour label printers from OKI -- to be displayed at Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018 -- offers true flexibility in label printing and expected to create new business opportunities   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 April 2018 - OKI will unveil two brand new label printer models at the Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018, at Booth F21, from 10-12 May, at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand. Focusing on the growth of evolving markets, the new Pro1040 and Pro1050, represent OKI's latest innovation in label printing technology, and both Pro Series label models are expected to strengthen the company's foothold within the printing and packaging industry in the region -- the Japanese company is already a leading B2B electronics manufacturer renowned for creating and selling business printers globally.Above: OKI Pro Series Label Printer (Pro1040/Pro1050) helps businesses capture more attention through creative labels.   The Pro1040 and Pro1050 are narrow-format label printers made for users who need on-demand printing that is easy to set-up and require minimal training to use. The printers are built for in-house use (print-for-use) and help cater to, customers who desire a wider choice of label designs yet print a lower print-volume to reduce label stock and wastage. Now, users can take their label creativity and flexibility to new levels with professional four- or five-colour printing across a range of materials with true simplicity. The Pro1040 prints in CMYK, whilst the Pro1050 prints in CMYK plus White (CMYK+W). With the White toner, users have the added advantage of printing on transparent or coloured label media -- this is done by printing an opaque white background under the CMYK image, thus making printed labels stand out even more, brilliantly.   With unrivalled media handling capability, printing on a huge range of media -- from textured papers and synthetics, with white, clear, opaque or coloured substrates ......read more

Green Council’s Report: “Adoption of Green Technologies Across Enterprises”

Over 60% participants agreed general lack of reliable and available information in Green Technologies   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 April 2018 - Green Council's "GreenTech Alliance" (GTA), from 21 November to 12 December 2017, commissioned the Hong Kong Baptist University's School of Communication to conduct an email and/or in-person survey study of enterprises in various sectors. The aims were to understand the different practices and attitudes among employers and employees regarding use of green technologies at work, respondents' willingness to accept green technology, and the challenges they faced in doing so. These findings, in turn, would provide insight into why green technologies continue to be difficult to popularise in Hong Kong, and inform the formation of practical suggestions on how to improve the situation going forward.   There are two versions of the survey: one for enterprises and one for employees. The enterprise version is answered by the business owner or senior management. The employee version is answered by company employees. The survey hopes to paint a full and accurate "on-the-ground" picture of how companies attempt to introduce and implement green technology. The study gathered responses from 306 practitioners from 81 companies and ultimately led to an array of new insights. Survey summary The survey found that, in principle, 80.3% of enterprise respondents and 81.1% of employee respondents supported the company's introduction of energy-saving and waste reduction technology programmes. But when the costs of such technologies or programmes were mentioned, only between 30%--40% of enterprises expressed clear support. About half of the companies noted that they were "50-50" -- as in they were open to the idea of these technologies or programmes but found the costs to be concerning. As for employees, about 70% of interviewees were willing to commit additional resources or change their working habits to accommodate th ......read more

Banking and Start-up Expert Anna Hejka named DasCoin’s chair of the board

Investment and Commercial Banking, Private Equity and Venture Capital, and Dragon's Den Veteran joins Innovative Cryptocurrency   LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 23 April 2018 - DasCoin, the blockchain-based currency at the centre of an innovative digital asset system, has recruited a former investment and commercial banker to lead a powerhouse board of non-executive directors. Anna Hejka brings her experience as a founder of more than 20 companies, a Managing Partner of six Private Equity and Venture Capital funds, an investment and commercial banker, and a business angel to DasCoin, becoming its first female director and chair of the board. An entrepreneurial heavyweight, Hejka has launched five private equity and venture capital funds. She worked as a commercial banking officer at JP Morgan Chase and an investment banker at Solomon Brothers. She has garnered countless awards, including being named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, a Business Angel of the Year by the European Business Angel Network, and she also starred in Dragon's Den in her native Poland. Anna Hejka joins former White House adviser professor Augustine Ha Ton Vinh, former Volvo CE global executive vice president Eberhard Wedekind and Soon Hock Lim, former Vice President and Managing Director of Compaq Computer Asia Pacific, in supporting DasCoin as it prepares to list on public exchanges on April 27, 2018. Commenting on her appointment, Anna Hejka said: "I have decided to join the DasCoin board, because the company has attributes of becoming very successful. Its digitized, open and participative business model creates connected ecosystem of scalable communities of producers and consumers. It is a tribute to the amazing people at DasCoin who created this ecosystem which continues to grow with such momentum, and I'm thrilled to join at such an exciting time. "DasCoin has the potential to be globally disruptive to the benefit of all consumers, so my a ......read more

Trend Micro Again Achieves NSS Labs “Recommended” Status for Advanced Endpoint Protection

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - April 23, 2018 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has been awarded a respected "Recommended" rating by NSS Labs, establishing it for the second year running as a highly effective malware protection tool. This accomplishment is in addition to the recent recognition of Trend Micro's network defense solutions that underwent similar comprehensive third-party tests.     "In response to the rapidly evolving threat landscape, we increased the intensity of our testing methodology to evaluate even more scenarios that push far beyond signature-based defenses," said Vikram Phatak, chief executive officer for NSS Labs. "Enterprises require superior detection techniques. Trend Micro's performance in this area makes them a strong option for businesses looking to bolster their endpoint protection capabilities."   Across every vertical and organization size, a critical line of defense is the endpoint. Trend Micro's cross-generational blend of threat detection techniques enables it to perform well in this kind of modern test due to its advanced capabilities.   "Our industry has become awash with bold claims, making it more important than ever to have third-party testers help buyers find their way through all the noise," said Eric Skinner, vice president of solution marketing for Trend Micro. "This unbiased comparison of vendors offers independent results, allowing enterprises to see beyond marketing claims."   Trend Micro customers benefit from the best protection against the broadest range of threats due to the extensive implementation of technology innovations. Together, these share the same underlying intelligence with other layered security with email security, hybrid cloud security and network defense, to provide true connected threat defense.   In addition, this connected threat defense keeps mission-cri ......read more

Etiqa offers full refund for travel insurance and up to 58% travel savings in view of GE14

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 April 2018 - In view of the 14th Malaysian General Elections (GE14) on 9 May 2018, Etiqa customers who plan to cancel their travel plans to participate in the elections can get a full refund on their travel insurance policy, the progressive insurer announced today. Travellers departing for Malaysia can also enjoy additional 14% discount under the promo code GE14 (valid from 23 April to 13 May 2018), and save up to 58% off their choice of single-trip ePROTECT travel plan.   Existing customers whose travel plans fall between 6 and 9 May 2018 can cancel their single-trip ePROTECT travel policies and receive a full refund. Cancellations can be done by contacting Etiqa Customer Care centre at +65 6887 8777 (Mondays to Fridays, 8.45am to 5.30pm, excluding Public Holidays) or emailing customer.service@etiqa.com.sg by 5 May 2018.   Beyond the additional 14% savings for travellers going to Malaysia during this period, all customers travelling by air will be able to apply for an on-going free in-flight insurance that features up to S$50,000 in personal accident coverage. A first of its kind, this complimentary policy is open to the public and is the latest initiative by Etiqa -- Singapore's leading online insurer -- to raise awareness on the value and importance of travel insurance coverage.    For more information on ePROTECT travel or to apply for the free in-flight insurance, click here or visit www.etiqa.com.sg . Etiqa Insurance -- A Singapore Insurance Company with Asian and International Expertise Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. is a licensed life and general insurance company registered in the Republic of Singapore and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). In July 2017, Fitch affirmed the company's "A-" rating for its financial strength and stable outlook.   Etiqa has been protecting Singaporeans since 1961 with a range of gen ......read more

Nexusguard, NG Crossing join forces to protect MENA enterprises from DDoS attacks

The partnership bolsters the MEMA telecom service provider's cybersecurity product offerings and extends Nexusguard's global reach   SAN FRANCISCO - Media OutReach - April 20, 2018 - Nexusguard, a leading DDoS security solution provider, today announced at RSA Conference 2018 that it has teamed up with NG Crossing, a telecommunications company with a long-established presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) markets, to defend enterprises against DDoS attacks.   The introduction of Nexusguard's anti-DDoS solution significantly enhances NG Crossing's cybersecurity service offerings, enabling it to effectively address end-customers' security challenges. NG Crossing believes the partnership will complete the company's cybersecurity strategy and drive its cybersecurity business.   Mr. George Ezzat, CEO of NG Crossing, says: "We were not looking for a technical platform or solution for DDoS mitigation. Rather, we wanted a partner exactly like Nexusguard that could provide us with a solution revolving around a people-, process- and technology-centric transformational framework."   The partnership also extends Nexusguard's presence across the MENA markets and lays the foundation for Nexusguard to strengthen its position in the communications, government and finance verticals.   Mr. Andy Ng, CEO of Nexusguard, says: "The NG Crossing partnership not only enables us to further expand our global footprint, it also helps telcos and enterprises in the MENA region to defeat the threats posed by DDoS attacks."    Comprised of the Application Protection, Origin Protection and DNS Protection solutions, the Nexusguard cybersecurity platform is architected to protect websites, networks and DNS service availability from attacks, hacks and abuses, guaranteeing 24x7 uptime and resiliency.   "As well as purpose-built infrastructure and proprietary technologies, our success als ......read more

New FM framework provides best practice on more strategic decision making for facility managers globally

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 20 April 2018 - Facility Management (FM), as a discipline, is about much more than managing buildings and services. It is critical to how every organisation or property occupier functions successfully as a real estate investment.   This is the crux of new guidance developed by RICS and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) through their global collaboration.   The "Strategic Facility Management Framework" was launched in Dubai today during the annual IFMA-RICS World Workplace Forum - Middle East. The framework, authored by Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow for the IFMA-RICS collaboration, sets out a more holistic approach to FM by providing strategic best practice for facility managers and practitioners around the world.    "As organisations seek to innovate, adapt and refresh how they work, the demand for Facility Management services is growing globally and rapidly," says RICS Chief Executive, Sean Tompkins. "FM services are driven not only by the changing nature of the economic environment or organisational imperatives but also by the rapid progress in technology, social aspirations, the environment and the political landscape. The new IFMA/RICS framework puts facility management at the heart of organisational objectives and creates a strategic approach that will enable facilities professionals to deliver their expertise globally to a consistent standard."   Because FM is about more than managing property assets, it is crucial to achieving maximum value from workplace and environmental benefits that improve productivity and protect employees and consumers.   The framework was jointly developed by RICS and IFMA with extensive global consultation among FM practitioners and industry leaders. It is also crucially aligned to existing standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ensuring that the framework confo ......read more

sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck celebrates its 7th Anniversary with offers for all visitors

Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city from Hong Kong's tallest building   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 20 April 2018 - Located on the 100th floor of International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in Hong Kong, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck (sky100) is Hong Kong's only indoor observation deck offering 360-degree panoramic views of the city and its famous Victoria Harbour.  With the opening of Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, sky100 is now world's first observation deck featuring a cafe operated by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Hotel, offering visitors the double delights of taste and visual pleasure.  To mark the seventh anniversary, sky100 is kicking off its celebrations with fabulous offers from now until 30 June 2018, including the "7th Anniversary Double Delights Package" and "Sky-high Birthday Ice-Cream Giveaway". Come and share the joy with us at 393m above sea level!   Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Hong Kong at sky100 with the following special offers: Offer Name Offer Content Channel "7th Anniversary Double Delights Package" Offer Package priced at HK$188, including one adult standard ticket and a HK$50 dining voucher for use at Café 100 by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Package available on sky100's official website "Sky-high Birthday Ice-Cream Giveaway" (Sundays only) By taking a photo at sky100 using any of the designated photos frames and sharing it on social media, visitors can redeem a free soft-serve ice cream (value: HK$52). During the promotion, 50 cups of ice-cream will be given away every Sunday on a first-come-first-served basis, while stocks last. sky100 Customer Service Centre on 100/F All major cities around the world have their own iconic observation decks, and sky100 is undoubtedly the one for Hong Kong. The deck, just opened for seven years, has received TripAdvisor's Certificate ......read more

Trend Micro Advances Its Commitment to Make the Digital World Safer

Joins industry consortium and makes enterprise-grade phishing simulation service free to all HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - April 19, 2018 -  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today advanced its commitment to make the world safer for exchanging digital information. The company is a founding member of the new Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pact among the largest ever group of technology and cybersecurity companies focused on defending businesses everywhere from cyberattacks. In addition, Trend Micro is launching yet another free security tool for businesses, a phishing simulator called Phish Insight.   The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a newly formed alliance of 30 companies--including Cisco, Facebook, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, Siemens and Trend Micro--which have agreed to defend all customers from malicious attacks by cybercriminal gangs and nation states. One of multiple pillars of the group includes a desire to do more to empower developers and the people and businesses that use their technology to protect themselves.   As the world leader in vulnerability detection, and one of few dedicated cybersecurity companies to join the Accord, Trend Micro will bring global threat intelligence expertise to the group. Trend Micro plans to play an active role in coordinating vulnerability disclosures, sharing threats and minimizing malicious code in cyberspace. Additionally, the company is in the unique position to assist those in the Accord to identify vulnerabilities earlier in their own applications.   "No company can solve the issue of cyber threats alone, which is why we align with strong technology partners, like the Cybersecurity Tech Accord," said Eva Chen, chief executive officer of Trend Micro. "We understand that technology experts must join forces to tackle threats from all sides, and we partner with both public and private organizations t ......read more

Adyen 2017 Revenue Crosses US$1 Billion Mark; Increase Of Over US$400m From 2016

Leading payments platform bolsters customer wins with eBay, Theory, Tinder, Valve, ofo, Lorna Jane, Groupe L'OCCITANE and ASICS   SINGAPORE & HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - April 19, 2018 - Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many of the world's leading companies, today announced that it generated US$1.14 billion in annual revenue for 2017, an increase of over US$400 million from 2016[1]. Additionally, the payments services provider disclosed that it processed US$122[2] billion in volume for merchants in 2017[3], a 61 percent year-over-year increase in processed volume from 2016 to 2017.   "Merchants around the world turn to Adyen for a simpler, more powerful payments platform," said Pieter van der Does, co-founder and CEO of Adyen. "We are highly focused on transforming the online and in-store payment experience. Our robust growth points to the strength of our unified commerce solution."     Recently, Adyen expanded its unified commerce offering to Canada, attaining full coverage in North America and Europe. Merchants who work with Adyen can now use one platform across all channels (in-store, mobile, ecommerce), covering most of the world's currencies across four continents. The company's large global footprint in the payment sector allows companies to process all major card brands, along with local payment methods, around the world.   Also, in Q1 of this year, Adyen launched its point-of-sale solution in Singapore, expanded into New Zealand and further built out its full stack payments platform. Committed to empowering merchants with complete control of their payment process, Adyen rolled out its direct acquiring solution in Singapore last year, providing opportunities for companies to optimize revenue and create a better customer experience.   Adyen continues to add fast growing and innovative companies to its merchant base, with recent additions including eBay, Zest Group, ofo, Theory, Valve, Tinder, ......read more

Energy Eco Chain Launches ET Hybrid Blockchain To Enhance Enterprise-Level Asset Digitization And Application Development Platform Experience

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 April 2018 -  Earlier today, Energy Eco Chain (EEC) held a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, where they announced the official launch of their ET hybrid blockchain and digital wallet. Launching two months ahead of schedule, the ET hybrid blockchain aims to provide an enhanced enterprise-level asset digitization and application development platform experience.   The launch saw a total of 100 attendees comprising of business leaders from all over Asia, senior Indonesian Government officials and entrepreneurs across various industry verticals such as finance, IT, energy supply chain and manufacturing. At the launch, EEC also received several interests for cooperation by potential partners to develop their very own customized blockchain applications on the ET hybrid chain.  With the launch of the ET hybrid blockchain, EEC hopes to develop a stronger presence in Asia and extend their platform to more partners in the region.   Mr. Tony Huang, COO of EEC, shared: "In contrast to the Blockchain 1.0 such as the likes of Bitcoin Network and Blockchain 2.0 - Ethereum, ET hybrid chain technology has three advanced features that can be categorized as an evolution into Blockchain 3.0."   The ET hybrid chain provides flexible and customized smart contracts, which includes assets digitization, financial management and distributed assets trading.   It also boasts a comprehensive digital asset security system, which includes a multi-signature function to the digital wallets, which also means that multiple decision-makers are able to co-manage the digital assets together. The digital assets will be owned by enterprises instead of individuals. The chain also incorporates a customized enterprise approval process function, which reduces the chances of human error and fraud. If a holder of a private key cannot perform his or her responsibilities, the security system will provide protection and recovery m ......read more



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