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iGola创始人张岩:元搜索技术创新助力航司出海

17年09月21日 比特币米编辑 | |

中国广州 2017年09月21日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 9月20日-21日,2017全球航空旅客大会在上海如期举办,包括来自国航、东航、南航、海航、汉莎航空、香港航空等国内外航空公司、机场集团、一站式出行平台和互联网服务平台的行业高管出席了会议。

iGola骑鹅旅行创始人兼CEO张岩在20日下午的主题演讲中表示,元搜索将帮助国内外航空公司触达更多的客户群体。“用户习惯一定是先搜索比价再预定,在搜索引擎的投放是增加直销扩大海内外销售的重要途径。”据了解,新加坡酷航已经以旗舰店的方式入驻iGola平台。

Skyscanner和Kayak作为老牌的旅游搜索引擎相继被大型OTA收购,元搜索流量入口的价值已经被OTA和消费者认可。坚持独立发展的iGola,创新地研发即时预订,实现了“搜索-比价-购买”全闭环交易,让用户在平台上不仅能够搜得到,还能买得到。

据介绍,作为一家极具创新基因的旅行科技公司,iGola在成立后的三年中围绕用户需求不断完善产品,研发了“飞去哪”“何时飞”等功能启发用户旅行灵感,未来将陆续推出行程优化和价格预测等创新功能,优化用户体验。

七月上线的iGolaFare功能在Amadeus虚拟联程机票技术的帮助下,连接没有联程机票协议的运输公司之间的航班,为价格敏感型用户找寻以价格和便捷度为基础的最佳票价。张岩认为,这一技术创新将助力国内航司出海,把航司的触角伸得更远一点。

“当有的航空公司飞到普吉岛的时候,飞到曼谷的时候就不再飞了,我们可以连接到全球其他国家的航空公司继续飞,飞去伊朗、澳大利亚,新西兰,使航空公司的旅客可以把触角伸到原来它伸不到的地方。”

作为全球唯一可辅助订购的机票元搜索引擎,iGola通过创新技术智能拼接不同航空联盟、不同航空公司的航班,为用户提供全新的航班组合和选择,如实地把航司和OTA的产品价值展现出来。

会议上,iGola获得“年度最佳科技智能平台奖”,张岩表示,将继续致力于通过国际机票黑科技创造未来旅行。

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iGola.com,中文名骑鹅旅行,是一个创新的国际机票搜索和预订平台。iGola坚持以旅行者的利益为唯一考量,为用户提供“需求-搜索-比价-购买”的决策支持。用户在iGola上可“货比全球”,并且使用辅助订购即时预订境内外供应商出售的机票。iGola在全球范围内选择优质供应商进行合作,为用户提供具有绝对价格优势的国际机票和优质的服务。iGola利用强大的大数据技术和人工智能技术,可在数秒内抓取上千家国内外航司、数十家全球知名OTA(在线旅行社)的上亿个航班组合,从而给用户最适合自己的选择。

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比特币中国将全线关停 价格暴跌投资者纷纷套现

昨天晚上,比特币中国发出公告称,比特币中国数字资产交易平台当天起停止新用户注册; 2017 年 9 月 30 日数字资产交易平台将停止所有交易业务。比特币中国的矿池(国池)等业务不受影响。

消息一出,立刻让比特币价值疯狂跳水,其单日内跌幅超过20%,价格已跌破 20000 元人民币。国外的交易平台也同样全线暴跌。

比特币中国将全线关停 价格暴跌投资者纷纷套现

央行对比特币严管起到的作用是毁灭性的,因为比特币中国的三家主要交易平台分别是比特币中国、火币网、OKcoin,其交易量一度达到全球的98%,而这也是从严监管的根本因素。

9 月以来,中国监管者先是封杀了ICO,又关停国内的比特币交易所,对数字货币的监管力度堪称前所未见。此番监管直接导致了比特币价格重挫。据worldcoindex数据,自 9 月 1 日以来,比特币从 4800 美元跌至 3491 美元,跌幅达28%,市值缩水近 200 亿美元。

比特币中国将全线关停 价格暴跌投资者纷纷套现

截至最近一次更新,比特币、以太币和莱特币跌幅分别约为14%、15%和21%。比特币中国交易平台关停的消息,在该平台的交易者抛售比特币和提现行为像潮水一样泛滥,致使该平台 24 小时交易量大增至 27430 比特币,兑换成人民币约5. 5 亿元。

当然了,有一些投机者认为现在是抄底的好实际,但是需要注意的是, 9 月以来,央行先是封杀了ICO,又关停国内的比特币交易所,对数字货币的监管力度堪称前所未见,所以想要抄底的要好好想想了。

比特币中国将全线关停 价格暴跌投资者纷纷套现

国内玩家大逃亡令数字货币崩盘 比特币一度跌32%

  “比特币交易所关停”消息成真,比特币跌幅令人咋舌,数字货币全线崩盘。

  关停数字货币交易平台,数字货币惊心动魄的3小时

  北京时间9月14日下午四点,第一财经发布文章《监管人士:比特币交易平台将全部关停,并于近期退出市场》,称监管已对国内比特币交易平台下定论:“全部关停,并于近期退出市场。”该文引发了数字货币动荡,开启了今天大跌狂潮的序幕。

  14日下午五点四十分,第一财经再发文章,称上海已下口头通知要求关停比特币交易平台,时间节点为9月底。国内数字货币应声下跌,比特币一时下挫约10%。国际市场上,比特币亦下挫约3%。

  到当天晚间七点,比特币中国官方微博发布公告,称该数字资产交易平台今日起停止新用户注册,并称2017年9月30日数字资产交易平台将停止所有交易业务。

  随后,该平台上的交易者疯狂抛售数字货币资产,致使数字货币人民币交易价狂泻。比特币一度大跌32%,莱特币一度大跌57.3%,比特币现金一度暴跌72.32%。

  截至最近一次更新,比特币、莱特币和比特币现金的跌幅普遍收窄,分别约为21%、31%和21%。

  

  Bitstamp数据显示,周四美国交易时段,比特币交易价一度逼近3250美元,日内跌幅约为16%,以太币一度接近220美元,跌约20%,莱特币最低跌至46.28美元,日内跌幅约为25%。

  截至最近一次更新,比特币、以太币和莱特币跌幅分别约为13%、15%和21%。

  虽然国内外数字货币跌幅均有所收窄,但本周四的打击已经给数字货币持有者本月的伤口上又撒了一把盐。

  数字货币网站Coinmarketcap数据显示,经历本周四大跌之后,自本月初达到创纪录高位以来,全体加密数字货币的总市值几乎蒸发了600亿美元。

  

  国内三大比特币交易所之中,除比特币中国外的另两家目前尚未有关停消息。火币网表示没有收到明确的文件或通知,OKCoin也表示目前未有进一步动态。

  财新报道称,这次只是禁止中国境内的虚拟货币场内交易,并非禁止所有虚拟货币与法币在中国境内的交易。其消息人士称,关闭的是比特币交易所,不是针对比特币,取缔比特币交易所相关活动不影响区块链技术发展。

  数据分析网站Cryptocompare的创始人Charles Hayter认为,中国的禁令引起市场恐慌,因为释放的信号复杂,不够明确,所以导致市场情绪变为负面。比特币中国关停对其他中国数字货币交易所来说可能是不详的预兆。

  国内外比特币价差一度达7000元人民币

  比特币中国交易平台关停的消息,在该平台的交易者中引发了巨大的恐慌。抛售比特币和提现行为像潮水一样泛滥,致使该平台24小时交易量大增至27430比特币,兑换成人民币约5.5亿元。

  恐慌情绪最大时,比特币被打压至17000元,较24小时前暴跌了32%。而此时在美国最大的数字货币交易平台上,比特币价格为3655美元,换算成人民币仍有24000元。中美比特币价差达一度达到人民币7000元。

  

  抄底?套利?比特币国内价格反弹10%,国际价格跌幅扩大

  比特币的国内外价差并未维持多长时间。不到三小时,两者的差幅开始明显缩窄。

  比特币中国平台上的部分数字货币全线反弹。截至发稿,该平台上比特币报20380元,跌幅缩窄至20.4%;莱特币跌幅缩窄至27.15%;以太币跌幅缩窄至28.49%;比特币现金跌幅缩窄至37.45%。

  而国际市场上,虚拟数字货币跌幅普遍扩大,比特币美元价交易价一度跌约16%,以太币和莱特币跌幅接近或超过20%。到最近一次更新时,跌幅都有所收窄。

  如果在比特币中国恐慌情绪最甚的时候进行“抄底”,到本文发文时带来的收益率将分别为:比特币,10%;莱特币,30%;比特币现金,35%。

  

  

  9月以来比特币已重挫逾20%,蒸发200亿美元

  在目前监管重拳出击的情况下,数字货币面临的处境不容乐观。

  9月以来,中国监管者先是封杀了ICO,又关停国内的比特币交易所,对数字货币的监管力度堪称前所未见。

  此番监管直接导致了比特币价格重挫。据worldcoindex数据,自9月1日以来,比特币从4800美元跌至3491美元,跌幅达28%,市值缩水近200亿美元。

  同期,国际市场上以太币和莱特币的跌幅均超过了40%。

  

中金投网举办2017年度中国医疗健康投资者论坛

17年09月15日 比特币米编辑 | |

中国上海 2017年09月15日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 专注于中国风投科技行业的领先双语资讯平台China Money Network(中金投网)荣幸宣布即将在上海主办2017年度中国医疗健康投资者论坛,汇聚来自凯鹏华盈、鼎晖投资、礼来亚洲基金及奥博资本等业界最成功的投资人士,与其它优秀投资公司及医疗健康企业的高管精英共同探讨当前中国医疗行业的投资机遇及挑战。

“中金投网主办的活动都围绕一个特定的专业领域,因此能把志同道合的投资者与企业汇聚在一起,分享与交流深入独到的见解,”中金投网联合创始人向冀女士表示。“今年的中国医疗健康投资者论坛将聚集国内医疗投资领域的优秀精英,是健康医疗行业人士不可错过的一次重要会议。”

医疗行业无疑是过去十年内中国最热门的投资领域之一。2010年-2016年,中国医疗健康行业VC/PE投资案例数及累计投资额分别以每年33.7%和89%的平均速率快速增长。

中国作为世界人口大国,其医疗市场的规模及发展前景将十分巨大。根据国务院制定的目标,到2030年中国健康服务业总规模预计将达到16万亿。与此同时,在炙手可热的精准医疗领域,中国在数据采集及应用方面具备了引领世界的优势。此外,中国还是全球最大的移动医疗APP市场。

2017年度中国医疗健康投资者论坛将邀请的演讲嘉宾包括:

凯鹏华盈中国基金:主管合伙人,黄瑞晋
黄瑞晋先生于2011年加盟凯鹏华盈中国基金,担任主管合伙人并专注于基金的生命科学领域的投资。在加盟凯鹏华盈之前,他曾是维梧创投的管理合伙人。维梧创投专注于生命科学领域的投资。更早之前他曾在专注于研发镇痛类药物/装置的生物制药公司Anesiva担任总裁。

奥博资本:亚太区董事,周丹旦
周丹旦先生现任奥博资本亚太区董事。加入奥博资本前曾任中经合集团副总裁,负责中国的生物医疗投资业务。他也曾在贝祥投资集团担任助理副总裁,帮助中国医药公司获得私募股权投资。

鼎晖投资:合伙人,张莉
张莉女士于2015年以合伙人身份加入鼎晖投资,专注医疗领域的投资。在加入鼎晖投资之前,她曾担任葛兰素史克(中国)商业发展与智能业务投资负责人,以及强生亚太区业务发展经理,负责医疗相关的并购交易。

礼来亚洲基金:合伙人,黎佳欣
黎佳欣女士于2013年作为合伙人加入礼来亚洲基金,专注于国内外生物制药、医疗器械、诊断疗法等医疗细分领域内早期及成长期项目投资。她目前是Nextcure、Crown Biosciences、Just Biotherapeutics、Veritas Genetics等礼来亚洲基金所投公司的董事成员。早前她曾在麦肯锡纽约办公室及Partners Healthcare供职,还曾联合创办过一家肾脏介入医疗器械创业公司。

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How Fast Are Venture Capitalists Moving To Cure China’s Ills?

China Money Network To Host China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017

Shanghai, China, September 14, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – China Money Network, a leading intelligence platform on China’s private markets, is proud to host the China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017, which features prominent Chinese venture and private equity investors.

Top dealmakers from KPCB, CDH Investments, Lilly Asia Ventures and OrbiMed will gather on September 19 in Shanghai with Chinese healthcare investors and healthcare industry executives for an intimate and informative panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing one of the hottest investment sectors in the country.

“China Money Network’s events are organized around one industry vertical and therefore brings together similar-minded investors and companies who can really share in-depth exchanges,” said Nina Xiang, co-founder of China Money Network. “The China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017 will gather the country’s best minds in healthcare investing and is a must-attend event for healthcare professionals.”

Healthcare has without doubt been one of the hottest investment sectors in China over the past decade. From 2010 to 2016, venture capital and private equity investment deal volume and total deal value grew 33.7% and 89% annually on average, respectively.

With China being the world’s most populous nation, the addressable market is gigantic. The country’s healthcare industry is expected to reach RMB16 trillion (US$2.3 trillion) in size by 2030. In addition, China is well placed to lead in medical technology innovations. In the red-hot field of precision medicine, China could soon top other countries in terms of data collection and application. China also has the world’s largest healthcare mobile app operators.

China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017 will feature speakers including:


KPCB China: Managing Partner, James Huang
James Huang joined KPCB China as a managing partner in 2011 and focuses on the firm’s life sciences practice. Prior to joining KPCB China, James was a managing partner at Vivo Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in life sciences investments. Before that, he was president of Anesiva a biopharmaceutical company focused on pain-management treatments.


OrbiMed: Daniel Zhou
Daniel Zhou joined OrbiMed as a director on the Asia team. Prior to joining OrbiMed, he worked as a vice president at WI Harper Group where he was responsible for healthcare investments in China. Previously, he was an assistant vice president at Balloch Group, helping Chinese medical companies to obtain financing from private equity firms.


CDH Investment: Partner, Lily Zhang
Lily Zhang joined CDH Investments in 2015 focused on healthcare industry investments. Previously, she worked as director of Business Development and Intelligence at GlaxoSmithKline (China) Investment, and business development manager of Asia Pacific at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for merger and acquisition deals in treatment sector.


Lilly Asia Ventures: Partner, Judith Li
Judith Li joined Lilly Asia Ventures in 2013 and focused on early and growth stage investments across biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics both domestically and cross-border. She holds board appointments at a variety of the firm’s portfolio companies including Nextcure, Crown Biosciences, Just Biotherapeutics, and Veritas Genetics. Her previous experience includes McKinsey’s New York office, hospital administration at Partners Healthcare, and co-founding an interventional nephrology medical device venture.

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Survey Shows Consumers’ Email Expectations are Putting Pressure on Brands

Hong Kong, China, September 11, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Email continues to thrive, even as technology transforms the way consumers interact. Adobe’s third annual email survey, focused on U.S. white collar workers’ habits related to personal and work email, reveals consumers’ preference to be contacted by brands via email is on the rise. However, marketers are challenged with people spending less time checking email and deleting 40 percent of emails sent to their personal inboxes. Consumers increasingly demand personalized emails, with 34 percent reporting frustration when brands recommend items that do not match their interests.

To address consumers’ email behavior and expectations, Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE) today unveiled new email innovations that help brands lead with experience and avoid adding to the noise of the inbox. Adobe Campaign in Adobe Marketing Cloud, part of Adobe Experience Cloud, enables marketers to send hyper-personalized, engaging emails based on customer knowledge and interactions. Artificial intelligence and machine learning, through Adobe Sensei, power Adobe Campaign’s predictive capabilities. Adobe was recently recognized for its email and campaign management capabilities in Gartner’s July 2017 Critical Capabilities for Multichannel Campaign Management.

“As brands continue to embrace email marketing as a pivotal component to build delightful, holistic experiences, many struggle with meeting customers’ heightened demands,” said Stephan Dietrich, vice president, Adobe Campaign. “Our new email innovations further cement our leadership in helping enterprises provide well-designed emails that enhance customer relationships, brand awareness and ultimately sales.”

Adobe Campaign’s new capabilities and upcoming innovations from its labs enable email marketers to:

· Predict the best images for emails: Adobe is previewing an email project in development in its labs for potential future integration in Adobe Campaign, which leverages Adobe Sensei to select the most relevant images to include in an email to drive conversions. As an image is inserted into an email, a score is calculated based on industry data of how customers have reacted to similar images based on three million assets. The algorithm automatically recommends how to adjust the image to achieve a higher engagement rate. For example, the feature may predict that an outdoor gear retailer’s spring promotion email will perform better serving up an orange six-person tent versus a blue two-person tent. The feature builds on the predictive subject line capability available in Adobe Campaign Standard today.
· Predict customer churn: Adobe is also previewing a forward-looking email project with Adobe Sensei to analyze changes in customers’ usage and engagement of Adobe Campaign, such as a drastic decrease in volume of emails sent, changes in the frequency of features used and contract terms to predict customers who are likely to churn in the future. Armed with this insight, Adobe can proactively help customers remedy their challenges, increase their productivity and gain better results with their solution – ultimately preventing customers from churning.

· Quickly and easily act on insights: Many email marketers lack an integrated analysis of their campaigns’ effectiveness, making it hard to adjust what’s not working. Addressing this challenge, Adobe Campaign’s dynamic reporting presents actionable data in real-time and visualizes email campaign insights that don’t require a data science background. Email marketers can now get even more granular with the ability to drill-down via any dimension and adjust the report with a drag-and-drop interface. This quickly determines high-performing email campaigns and those that need adjustments. Dynamic reporting is available now and extends the functional capability of Adobe Analytics Cloud’s Analysis Workspace capability directly into Adobe Campaign.

· Create multilingual email campaigns: Gone are the days of painstakingly creating individual email campaigns for each and every language needed to reach consumers. Adobe is helping marketers seamlessly scale their campaigns across the globe with integration between Adobe Campaign and Adobe Experience Manager. Email marketers can now author and translate compelling, personalized multilingual emails directly in Experience Manager and seamlessly orchestrate and deliver the emails via Adobe Campaign.

· Send well-designed emails: Adobe is making it easier for email marketers to design emails by adding 18 new, out-of-the-box templates. These templates are mobile-optimized, beautiful layouts that can easily be customized with brands’ content to ease the process of designing emails from scratch. The templates include new customer welcome and reengagement emails, among others.

Adobe Campaign, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud, enables the orchestration and delivery of contextual email and cross-channel marketing campaigns to fuel meaningful customer experiences with scalability and ease. More than 850 customers power their engagement strategy with Adobe Campaign, including AccorHotels; BP Global; Christian Dior; Electronics for Imagining; HD Supply; Heathrow Airport Limited; L’Occitane; Renault; Scandinavian Airlines; Sephora; Travelocity; True Value; UBS; and more.

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Nordic Semiconductor-powered Bluetooth low energy remote module provides high quality audio streaming solution for OEMs

Hong Kong, China, September 7, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – The ‘BT5 Bi-Direction Audio Remote Module’ from RFsen employs Nordic’s Bluetooth 5-compatible nRF52832 SoC to enable ‘better than CD quality’ audio streaming between consumer electronic products

Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Shanghai, China-based RFsen has selected Nordic’s award-winning nRF52832 Bluetooth#174; low energy System-on-Chip (SoC) for its ‘BT5 Bi-Direction Audio Remote Module’. The module allows OEMs to provide bi-directional wireless audio streaming between, for example, a smart TV, set-top box, sound box or sound bar, and a user’s Bluetooth 4.0 (and later) Android smartphone or tablet.

Once paired, the module allows remote audio streaming between the audio equipment and the user’s mobile device, enabling playback via wired or wireless headphones connected to the device, and ensuring the audio does not disturb anyone else in the room where the audio equipment is in operation.

Thanks to the Nordic nRF52832 SoC’s support for Bluetooth 5’s 2 Mbps physical layer (PHY), RFsen’s module can support high-bandwidth audio streaming via Bluetooth low energy, offering a 48KHz audio sampling rate (superior to CD quality) with much lower power consumption than Bluetooth audio solutions based on Bluetooth Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR) technology.

Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth low energy SoC, a member of Nordic’s sixth generation of ultra low power (ULP) wireless connectivity solutions, combines an ARM M4F processor with a 2.4GHz multiprotocol radio (supporting Bluetooth 5, ANT#8482;, and proprietary 2.4GHz RF software) featuring -96dB RX sensitivity, with 512kB Flash memory and 64kB RAM. When launched, the SoC was the world’s highest performance single-chip Bluetooth low energy solution, delivering up to 60 percent more generic processing power, offering 10 times the Floating Point performance and twice the DSP performance compared to competing solutions.

“The most important hardware features that convinced us to use Nordic’s nRF52832 SoC were the ARM M4F core and its memory resources,” says Neil Niu, RFsen Co-founder. “The fact that Nordic’s Bluetooth 5 stack was very stable was another key reason for the decision, combined with good and timely technical support from Nordic engineers.”

About RFsen
http://www.rfsen.com

About nRF52832
tinyurl.com/nRF52832

About Nordic Semiconductor ASA
tinyurl.com/NordicSemi

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Rising adoption of UHD TVs and OLED display technology in Southeast Asia

Hong Kong, China, September 5, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Consumers worldwide are increasingly willing to pay more for enhanced TV viewing experiences, as reflected in GfK’s latest findings revealing rising take-up of UHD and OLED TVs. Around the world, some 478,000 units of OLED TVs were sold in the first six months of 2017 — an increase of 94 percent from the same period a year ago. Ultra HD, also a growing segment globally, now makes up nearly half of the entire TV market value (48%).

These are some of the findings for the global TV market shared by GfK at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

Although the overall Southeast Asian TV market in the first half of this year registered marginally improved sales by 1 percent in volume and 2 percent in value terms, the Ultra HD, also known as 4K, and OLED segments of the TV market reported 92 and 69 percent surge in sales volume, and 53 and 85 percent respectively in value terms.

“OLED is the latest in TV technology that is generating a lot of interest in the market currently, especially since more brands are starting to offer this type of technology after a single player has been dominating the market for a while,” highlighted Gerard Tan, senior director, Technology Retail Tracking, GfK Asia. “With this heightening competition, we are likely to experience more vibrancy in the market as more brands and retailers compete to win the consumer dollar.”

Within Southeast Asia, consumer spend on UHD TVs totaled USD725 million in the first half of 2017. However, due to the higher demand for the lower priced, smaller screen size models, the average price in this segment fell by 20 percent within a year to USD836.

As the competition heats up within the UHD TV market, GfK tracking reports rising number of brands launching more affordable, and smaller UHD TV models in the local markets. In Vietnam, UHD TV choices in 2017 surged by more than 50 percent, from 192 to reach 303 models within a year.

“With consumer interest continuing to revolve around UHD and 4K TV, we foresee TV makers seeking more ways of differentiating themselves from their competition, one of which is to utilize it’s smart TV function to develop more unique apps that appeal to consumers,” said Tan. “The increasing popularity and availability of over-the-top content is also likely to entice more consumers to upgrade their current TV sets for better viewing experience.”

Demand for the UHD TV segment is predicted to maintain its uptrend to end 2017 with at least 60 percent growth in sales volume across Southeast Asia.

According to a separate GfK study based on Point of Sales (POS) Tracking, the product life cycles of TVs have significantly shortened with new models being launched at a faster pace. This translates to brands now having a shorter time window to effectively market their products. Hence, it becomes even more important that they understand and constantly obtain insights on how their marketing mix efforts and investments impact the sales performance of their products so as to optimise strategies swiftly to achieve maximum returns on their portfolio.

GfK will share the global insights for the TV market at the IFA 2017 in Berlin, 1-6 September 2017.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Gaming computers record strong surge in demand across Asia Pacific

Hong Kong, China, September 4, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – Gaming computers record strong surge in demand across Asia Pacific

Gaming PCs remained one of the most important drivers of growth in the computer market globally, as well as in Asia Pacific in the first half of 2017. The continuing boom in the world of electronic games have been stimulating strong consumer demand in this segment, generating 39 percent growth in terms of volume, and a corresponding 36 percent incremental sales value across APAC over the same period a year ago.

Although traditional notebooks and tower desktops are the most sought after computing devices by consumers, the latest GfK report revealed that new form factors such as convertibles, ultra-thin, large all-in-one, and gaming PCs are gaining traction, generating sales amounting to €6.1 billion within Asia Pacific in January to June this year.

“After several challenging years competing with new technologies like tablets and smartphones, gaming PCs have finally developed from a niche segment to a strong selling mainstream product,” highlighted Gerard Tan, senior director, Technology Retail Tracking, GfK Asia. “Gaming enthusiasts are increasingly willing to splurge on enhanced gaming devices to enjoy better graphical experiences and smoother runs.”

Global revenues of all gaming PCs (desktops and notebooks) in the markets measured by GfK (excluding North America) amounted to €1.5 billion, with Asia Pacific registering a share of 34 percent (revenue: €522 million). Within Asia Pacific, China is the largest contributor of gaming notebooks, with Korea and Thailand coming in at second and third positions respectively.

The growth potential of gaming PC has been attracting more players in the market which today stands at 24 brands with their total offering of over 1,700 models, compared to only 810 three years ago.

“In addition to existing dedicated PC gaming models, mainstream computer manufacturers are also coming up with their own gaming series with competitive specs and pricings to target the mass market,” observed Tan. “With all these exciting developments, fuelled by the growing interest in virtual reality and the roaring success of e-sports, we foresee that the PC gaming segment will continue to remain robust in the foreseeable future,” he added.

PC gaming accessories (monitors, keyboards, headsets, mice) are also enjoying robust sales among consumers as a result of the thriving PC gaming market. Worldwide, this segment achieved a 56 percent increase in sales over the previous year for the period of January to June. Overall, revenues for the first half of 2017 amounted to 1.1 billion euros. In Asia Pacific, significant growth in consumer spend were similarly registered in the gaming centric models of monitors (154%), keyboards (9%), headsets (29%), and mice (21%).

GfK will share the global insights for the IT market at the IFA 2017 in Berlin, 1-6 September 2017.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

China Mobile Hong Kong launches IDC Service

Hong Kong, China, September 4, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ – China Mobile Hong Kong launches IDC Service
Deploying multiple world-class data centers in Hong Kong
Offering best-in-class IDC and network services for multinationals and mainland enterprises

(Hong Kong, 31st August, 2017) China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) today announced the launch of Internet Data Center (IDC) Service. With the Company’s four data centers fully operational to provide best-in-class data center and network services to multinationals and mainland enterprises, CMHK’s IDC services primarily target Sino-HK enterprises, network carriers, financial service institutions, cloud and IT service providers.

Flexible IDC Services Your Best Business Partner

To provide comprehensive and convenient IDC services for enterprise customers, CMHK has deployed four strategically located data centers in Hong Kong, including MITA and ITT in Kwai Chung, GNC in Tseung Kwan O and DCC in Ap Lei Chau.

In meeting the growing demands for cross-border IDC services, as one of Hong Kong’s leading mobile network operators, CMHK offers diversified and highly flexible data center services, providing customers with a variety of hosting solutions, from private containment to 1U server colocation*, as well as a full range of value-added services such as: Business Resumption Center, local and cross-border connectivity services from Hong Kong to China and other parts of the world.

Mr. Sean Lee, Director and Chief Executive Officer of CMHK, said: “Backed by the extensive network advantages of our parent company China Mobile, coupled with our rich experience as Hong Kong’s leading mobile network operator, we are committed to operating with the pioneer technology and advanced IDC facilities in Hong Kong. To cope with the various hosting needs of carriers and enterprises, CMHK is dedicated to developing tailor-made IDC services to our customers’ specific businesses.”

All four CMHK’s IDC facilities have achieved data center infrastructure standard of Tier III+ or Tier II+, can support up to 8KVA of power per cabinet, with 24 x 7 x 365 stringent security measures in place. Several of CMHK’s data centers have been awarded ISO27001 certification in recognition of their achievement in complying industry best practice for information security governance, and demonstration of CMHK’s ongoing commitment to safe and reliable hosting services. All IDC facilities, from power supply, cooling to network equipment are designed with highest level of redundancy, to ensure a stable and reliable IDC environment for our customers. Moreover, CMHK shares the belief in providing eco-friendly services, and has implemented many green initiatives in our data center design, especially the GNC in Tseung Kwan O, which was awarded several well-recognized environmental certifications, including the LEED Gold Certificate and the BEAM Plus Certificate in recognition of the facility’s strong commitment to environmental protection.

For more details about CMHK Internet Data Center (IDC) Service, please visit: http://www.hk.chinamobile.com/en/corporate_customer/CMHK_IDC.html

*depends on IDC location

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About China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited
China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited (“CMHK”) is the wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (HKEx: 941) (NYSE: CHL), which ranks 47th on the Fortune Global 500. CMHK was incepted in January 1997 and was the first mobile network operator to launch PCS services in Hong Kong.

CMHK’s 4G LTE service covers two major standards LTE FDD and TD-LTE, and launched the world’s first converged commercial LTE network in 2012 and in November 2016, CMHK has successfully launched 4.5G mobile network. The Company offers innovative and comprehensive communications services, including voice, data, IDD and international roaming through 4G LTE, 3GHSPA, GPRS, EDGE and other technologies. In 2016, CMHK became the first mobile operator* to provide 4G network coverage in 16 tunnels throughout Hong Kong.

CMHK is committed to extending its business in the multimedia value-added services market. In 2012, the Company launched UTV mobile TV service. In 2013, CMHK launched Mobius e-book service, innovative and simple mechanism 4G Pro tariff plan and 2cm (2nd exchange market), the first-ever data trading platform in the market, making data more valuable than ever.

With the strong support of its parent company China Mobile, CMHK has launched a series of cross-border mobile services for customers travelling between Hong Kong, China and around the world. Its ‘1-Card-Multi-Number’ (1CMN), Multi-SIM data sharing, Data Roaming Zone and BlackBerry service plans are especially welcomed by frequent travelers. In May 2014, CMHK became the first service provider in Hong Kong to provide 4G data roaming service in Mainland China, creating a new era for cross-border mobile services. In May 2016, CMHK launched “Supreme Greater China” Service Plan; customers can enjoy data roaming service in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan inclusive in one monthly fee, enabling the best advantages in Greater China communications. In December 2016, CMHK has ranked first# in the number of 4G data roaming coverage destinations among all the mobile network operators in Hong Kong, offering one-stop communication services in more than 100 destinations worldwide. With focus on expanding international roaming services, CMHK unveiled “Supreme” service plan series in March 2017. The “Supreme Global” and “Supreme Asia” Service Plans extensively cover the most frequented destinations of business and leisure travelers in Hong Kong, bringing added convenience to customers and allowing them to enjoy worry-free data roaming service with one single monthly fee. With these roaming service plans, CMHK subscribers can reap the benefits of the superior experience of true global communications across different countries and regions.

The Company has been named as a “Caring Company” for 15 years consecutively since 2002, and a recognized merchant under the “Quality Tourism Service” scheme since 2004.

For more information, please visit: www.hk.chinamobile.com

* According to the “Test Report on Mobile Networks in Hong Kong Tunnels Available for Customer Use” (as of 26th May, 2016).
# The 4G data roaming service coverage is measured against a designated list of destinations, please visit the China mobile Hong Kong website for details. The data was retrieved from public information available at the official websites of local mobile operators as of 8th May, 2017.

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