Andersen Global宣布拓展乌干达业务

旧金山--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美国商业资讯)--Andersen Global十分自豪地宣布,公司通过与财务、企业税务和法律事务所Ligomarc Advocates签署合作协议,进驻乌干达市场。Ligomarc Advocates加入Andersen Global成为成员公司是对Andersen Global非洲扩张之旅的延续,它也将成为Andersen Global在非洲的第四个网点。

Kabiito Karamagi表示,“对于我们来说,诚信、追求卓越和以客户为中心的理念一直都具有非常重要的意义。我们与Andersen Global的合作将确保我们在全球范围内为客户提供一流的服务。Andersen的团队在卓越、无缝的客户服务和独立性方面与我们有着相同的价值主张,双方的合作可谓是天作之合。”

Ligomarc Advocates 由Ruth Sebatindira于15年前成立,当时由Sebatindira一人所有。公司在Kabiito Karamagi加入后成为了合伙制公司。随后,更多的合伙人加入了该公司,包括乌干达知名的金融律师Joshua Odoc Ogwal和Olivia Kyarimpa Matovu。公司如今致力于为个人和企业提供广泛的国内外法律服务,例如破产、银行、企业治理、能源与采矿、保险、监管合规以及税务咨询服务,包括转让定价、重组和与税务相关的纠纷。

全球董事长兼Andersen Tax LLC首席执行官Mark Vorsatz表示,“这一合作让我们有能力为客户提供更加全面的解决方案,并拓展我们在非洲的业务版图,尤其是东非地区。我们很快便做出了与Ligomarc合作的决定,我们与新团队在文化和默契方面也是异常融洽。在未来几年中,我们希望继续迅速地打造我们在非洲的平台。我对公司在非洲所组建的出色团队充满了信心,而我们也将继续增添重要的业务和领导团队。”

Andersen Global是一家国际性组织,由世界各地税务和法律专业人士各自成立的在法律上独立的成员公司组成。Andersen Global由美国成员公司Andersen Tax LLC于2013年成立,现在通过成员公司和合作公司在全球拥有逾78个分支机构和2,300多名专业人员。



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A step towards innovation – Alibaba Cloud Becomes Presenting Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup

GUANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alibaba Group and FIFA announced today Alibaba Cloud – the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group – as Presenting Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup until 2022. The announcement was made on the occasion of the Computing Conference held by Alibaba Group in Guangzhou.

Commenting on the agreement, FIFA’s Director Marketing Sales and Strategy, Iain Downie said: “We are aware of the substantial value that Alibaba Cloud provides to business in terms of technical support and global reaching services. We can only see great potential in this fresh collaboration related to the FIFA Club World Cup.”

Beginning at this year’s edition of the tournament, which will be hosted in the UAE from 6 to 16 December, as the Presenting Partner, Alibaba Cloud will design and provide the MVP (most valuable player) award. In additional celebration of the partnership, the FIFA Club World Cup Winner’s Trophy was exhibited during the announcement and at the Computing Conference.

The FIFA Club World Cup is a FIFA-organised international football tournament, featuring the current champion football clubs from each of the six football confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country. In previous tournaments some of the biggest footballing stars in the world have participated, including global superstars such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Cristiano Ronaldo, who had all been named tournament best players in past editions of the tournament.

Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud said: “As one of the world’s leading cloud computing providers, we are striving to make technology more inclusive to benefit more people’s day-to-day life and well-being. By becoming a major partner of the FIFA Club World Cup, we hope to show how our technology can bring new aspects of fun and enjoyment to fans of sports, including those people who might have had barriers to access or participate before. For Alibaba Cloud, this is the true meaning of inclusive technology.”

Alibaba Cloud’s powerful cloud computing infrastructure has proven its value proposition by supporting massive spikes in traffic and transactions during peak events such as Alibaba Group’s Global Shopping Festival. Within the sports industry, Alibaba Cloud works towards providing cloud computing infrastructure and cloud services to support operation efficiency in a secure manner, including by supporting big data analytics requirements.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top 3 IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations.


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Residents of Timor-Leste’s Capital to Enjoy Complimentary Wi-Fi in Public Spaces via SES Networks

High-speed Wi-Fi connectivity will be delivered jointly by Timor Telecom and SES Networks

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Residents of Timor-Leste’s capital, Dili, will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity in various public spaces across the capital, including the President Nicolau Lobato International Airport, Timor Plaza mall and Largo de Lecidere square, through a trial service delivered by Timor Telecom (TT), the largest telecommunications operator in the country. By using the connectivity enabled by SES Networks’ fibre-like connectivity, TT aims to ensure that everyone will have the right to broadband access and information.

SES announced that with the provision of enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity in Dili, TT and SES Networks will continue to empower local communities in Timor-Leste with access to faster mobile data and broadband connectivity, meeting the evolving and fast-growing connectivity needs of Timor-Leste residents.

Timor Telecom has been using SES Networks Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) services for the past few years for international connectivity. The low-latency and high throughput service has enabled Timor Telecom to launch 3G mobile followed by LTE mobile data service in the country. In addition, the SES Networks’ Customer Enablement team has been providing consulting services to TT on its Wi-Fi rollout.

Manuel Capitão Amaro, CEO at Timor Telecom said, “Through SES’s O3b MEO satellite fleet, we are delivering services that significantly enrich connectivity experiences throughout the country. In Dili, public spaces are an important intersection at which people from all walks of life gather and interact. We are glad to be able to deliver much needed quality Wi-Fi for these different communities.”

Imran Malik, Vice President, Fixed Data, Asia-Pacific at SES Networks said, “Connecting our customers and local communities is at the heart of what we do. We are proud to support Timor Telecom in its continuous elevation of its service offerings, bringing reliable, fibre-like connectivity to local residents and communities within the country. Through the low latency, high-speed connectivity enabled by our MEO satellite network, connectivity in public spaces throughout the capital will reach unprecedented levels of speed and reliability.”

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“Complete Your Games!”(完成你的游戏!), 第十三届全球游戏展G-STAR 2017成功闭幕

  • 本届展览共有来自35个国家676家公司的2857个展位,取得空前成功
  • 现场展出了不同题材和规模的一系列新发布游戏

韩国釜山--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美国商业资讯)--11月16日,釜山会展中心(BEXCO)宣布G-STAR 2017 (Game Show and Trade All Round)开幕。这项国际游戏展主要关注全球游戏产业及其未来可能性。

G-STAR 2017今年已迎来十三周年,由韩国游戏产业协会(K-GAMES)主办, G-STAR组委会和釜山信息产业促进局联合承办。今年的游戏展从11月16日持续至19日(周日),共4天。

今年的G-STAR 2017取得了空前成功,共吸引来自35个国家676家公司的2857个展位,与前一年相比增加了5.0%。

G-STAR 2017再次打破参展记录

G-STAR组委会主席Shin Chul Kang强调:“今年的G-STAR打破参展人数记录,吸引了大批参展人员。早在预登记期间,BTC场馆的申请便提前满额。”他还补充道:“我感谢业内的积极参与,我们将继续努力,把G-STAR打造为游戏行业共襄盛举的平台,交流业务的场所。”


商务区 - 中小企业的强劲需求


G-STAR组委会主席Shin Chul Kang表示:“越来越多的中小企业希望在G-STAR商务区与国内买家举行商务会议。”他还表示自己“希望韩国企业达成实际商务成果,因为他们的创造力是独特的竞争优势。”



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中国深圳--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美国商业资讯)--第十九届中国国际高新技术成果交易会(以下简称“高交会”)已于11月21日圆满闭幕。本届高交会积极响应国家“一带一路”战略,邀请了阿根廷、比利时、捷克、德国、希腊、伊朗、立陶宛、巴基斯坦、波兰、俄罗斯、瑞典、英国、欧盟等30多个国家和国际组织参展“一带一路”专馆,创历届新高。

德国巴伐利亚州展团共有11家企业参展,其中不乏科技领先者,比如Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products有限公司旗下的Pfaff-Silberblau品牌,是机械驱动及起重技术领域元件及系统解决方案的排头兵。在这些企业中有4家企业是首次参加高交会,包括极具创新精神的初创企业NavVis有限公司等。






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Commercial Bank of Ceylon Selects Integrated Digital Banking from Fiserv to Enable Business Agility, Enhance Customer Engagement

Bank will be the first in Sri Lanka to offer integrated digital banking experience across smartphones, tablets and desktops

SINGAPORE & BROOKFIELD, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that Commercial Bank of Ceylon (COMBANK), Sri Lanka’s most awarded bank, will replace its current digital platform with an integrated digital banking solution from Fiserv to speed the delivery of new capabilities that meet the needs of retail and corporate customers.

The bank will implement DigitalAccess from Fiserv, a readily deployable solution that provides a rich digital banking experience across smartphones, tablets and desktops, making it the first bank in its market to offer fully integrated digital banking capabilities.

DigitalAccess will allow COMBANK to develop and deploy new banking capabilities and upgrades quickly and cost-effectively, improving speed to market while providing customers the flexibility and convenience they expect. The solution will also enable COMBANK to deliver digital banking services in local languages, Sinhala and Tamil for Sri Lanka, Bengali for Bangladesh, and Divehi for the Maldives, facilitating stronger customer engagement.

“Commercial Bank of Ceylon has utilized core banking technology from Fiserv for over two decades, and we knew we could turn to them as a reliable partner to help us enhance the digital banking experience we offer our customers,” said Mr. S Renganathan, Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Bank of Ceylon. “DigitalAccess will allow us to quickly deliver new features and functionality to our increasingly tech-savvy customers, in their respective languages, helping us connect and engage with them more effectively.”

DigitalAccess, which integrates with the bank’s core account processing platform, Signature® from Fiserv, enables digital onboarding to allow customers to open bank accounts and apply for credit cards, loans, and other banking products without having to visit a bank branch. Additional features include personal financial management tools, online mobile phone top-up capabilities, biometric authentication, actionable push notifications, and ATM and branch location searches.

“Consumer expectations of their financial services providers have never been higher, and this is increasingly true in mobile-first markets, where many consumers have leapfrogged over traditional financial service models to engage digitally,” said Marc Mathenz, senior vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific, Fiserv. "Commercial Bank of Ceylon is putting technology in place to allow them to update their digital banking services quickly, so they can be responsive to customer needs and stand out in a competitive market.”

Available to financial institutions outside the United States, DigitalAccess is designed to help meet the needs of new or growing financial institutions that require a solution with packaged and easy to deploy functionality. DigitalAccess offers the agility to meet fast-changing business and customer requirements, including the ability to scale as the business grows.

Fiserv solutions enable clients to achieve best-in-class results in 16 countries across Asia Pacific. Fiserv provides a range of solutions to clients, including some of the largest banks in Australia, Thailand, and Indonesia, through its more than 4,000 associates in the region and offices in Sydney and Singapore. Worldwide, Fiserv supports more than 12,000 clients in over 80 countries with more than 23,000 associates and moves more than $75 trillion each year on behalf of its clients.

In a world moving faster than ever before, Fiserv helps clients deliver solutions that are in step with the way people live and work today – financial services at the speed of life. Learn more at

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About Commercial Bank of Ceylon

Commercial Bank is the only Sri Lankan bank to be ranked among the Top 1000 banks of the world for seven years consecutively, and operates a network of 256 branches and 700 ATMs in Sri Lanka. The Bank has won more than 25 international and local awards in 2016 and 2017 and has over the years received multiple awards as Sri Lanka’s Best Bank, Best Trade Bank, Strongest Bank and Most Respected Bank from a number of local and international institutions and publications.

Commercial Bank’s overseas operations encompass Bangladesh, where the Bank operates 19 outlets, Myanmar, where it has a Representative Office in Yangon, the Maldives, where the Bank has a fully-fledged Tier I Bank with a stake of 55% and Italy, where the Bank operates its own money transfer service.

About Fiserv

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) enables clients worldwide to create and deliver financial services experiences that are in step with the way people live and work today. For more than 30 years, Fiserv has been a trusted leader in financial services technology, helping clients achieve best-in-class results by driving quality and innovation in payments, processing services, risk and compliance, customer and channel management, and insights and optimization. Fiserv is a member of the FORTUNE® 500 and has been named among the FORTUNE Magazine World's Most Admired Companies® for four consecutive years, ranking first in its category for innovation in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit



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Yamaha and Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training Concluded a MOU Regarding Instrumental Music Education

HANOI, Vietnam--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha Music Vietnam Co. Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding promoting instrumental music education more widely in Vietnam on October 13, 2017 with the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (hereinafter, Vietnam). The MOU was signed at the Vietnam MOET in Hanoi in the presence of representatives of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam. The signing ceremony also included a recorder performance by local Vietnamese primary school students to celebrate the conclusion of this MOU.

Yamaha, as a comprehensive manufacturer of musical instruments, has been spreading the merits of learning music through playing instruments to many schools in various countries and regions. Building on this experience, Yamaha began to provide support for the introduction of instrumental music education in January 2016, with an eye to the revisions in Vietnam’s “Course of Study” that are scheduled in 2019. Thus far, Yamaha has formed music clubs, on a trial basis, for enjoying music and performing on recorders, pianicas, and other instruments in 25 primary and secondary schools in Vietnam. Yamaha is also not only providing musical instruments and course materials but also conducts music teacher training programs in Vietnam. In addition, with the collaboration of other parties, including Yokohama National University and KYOIKU GEIJUTSU SHA CO., LTD. (one of Japan’s music textbook publishers), Yamaha is promoting the training of instructors and revision of textbooks. These initiatives in Vietnam were selected as an officially recognized project of EDU-Port Japan, which is a public-private initiative that is being conducted by MEXT to disseminate Japanese-style education overseas. (

The recently concluded MOU will facilitate Yamaha’s implementation of these activities that it has conducted thus far. Yamaha aims to introduce instrumental music education into the revised “Course of Study”, and to proceed with creating model examples to place these initiatives on a firm footing for further development. Specifically, with the recognition and approval of MOET, the MOU will make it possible for Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha Music Vietnam to form music clubs making use of recorders and pianicas in 245 primary schools in 10 cities nationwide in Vietnam over the approximately three-year period from October 2017 to September 2020. Over this period, Yamaha is planning to provide recorders and pianicas to the primary schools as well as hold seminars for instructors and sponsor music festivals.

Following the recent signing of this MOU, Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha Music Vietnam will implement even stronger initiatives to place the introduction and spread of instrumental music education in Vietnam on a sound footing. Through these activities, we are committed to creating excitement and cultural inspirations.

Comment by Nguyen Huu Do, Vice Minister of Education and Training
Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha Music Vietnam have promoted cooperation with Vietnam in the field of music education. I believe that this cooperative program will be implemented well, bringing benefits and greater efficiency to Vietnamese primary school students. I am looking forward to the further development of educational cooperation between Vietnam and Japan.

Comment by Maki Tsuchida, Deputy Director, Office for International Strategy Planning, International Affairs Division, Minister's Secretariat, MEXT
Japan’s relationships with Vietnam are becoming more and more important. This is evidenced by the conclusion of a MOU between Vietnam’s MOET and Japan’s MEXT in 2014, and, in 2016, a meeting attended by Prime Minister Phuc, Minister of Education and Training Nha and then Japanese Minister of Education Hase. This was followed by Prime Minister Phuc’s visit to Japan in June 2017 and the planned commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan in 2018. Amid this chain of events, last year Japan’s MEXT, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other related parties began the EDU-Port Japan initiative, which is a joint public and private movement to create a framework for moving forward with cooperation in the education field with both countries on an equal footing. At this very time also, Vietnam is revising its “Course of Study”. Japan wishes to give the fullest support it can to these initiatives, while Yamaha, working in collaboration with Yokohama National University, is endeavoring to transfer its know-how in Japan’s instrumental music education. MEXT has given official recognition to the project. As a result of the recent MOU, Japan is looking forward to the stepping up of the recorder and pianica music club activities that Yamaha has been promoting on a nationwide scale in Vietnam.

Comment by Makoto Tani, General Director, Yamaha Music Vietnam Co. Ltd.
Yamaha’s corporate slogan is “Sharing Passion and Performance”. We provide quality instruments to musicians. If there were no musicians or educators, we could not exist. In November 2015, I met Vietnamese music teachers playing recorders passionately. That passion was shared with many students, parents, and the community, and it has helped bring us here to where we are today. With everyone’s passion here today I believe in the success of the program, and think more and more people will enjoy music and enrich their lives, just like the students who are sharing the joys of musical performance here today.


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Cybertrust Japan Selects CryptoManager IoT Security Service from Rambus

Security as a service provides enhanced protection for new IoT platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#CyberSecurity--Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) today announced that Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of SoftBank Technology Corp. (JPX First Section: 4726), has selected the Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service for their Cybertrust Secure IoT Platform®, a comprehensive IoT platform-as-a-service. As a leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions, Cybertrust will combine the services to provide an easy-to-use, multi-platform solution that covers all aspects of secure IoT device connectivity and lifecycle management.

“As the number of connected devices grows at an unprecedented rate, so too does the risk of these devices being compromised by advanced cyber criminals,” said Bret Sewell, senior vice president and general manager of the Rambus Security division. “The Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service minimizes this risk by establishing a secure connection out-of-the-box and managing the security lifecycle of IoT devices. We are delighted to bring this approach and functionality to the Cybertrust Secure IoT Platform and look forward to advancing the security behind IoT devices with Cybertrust as a leading customer.”

“An end-to-end scalable security solution is quickly becoming a critical requirement for the IoT market,” said Yasutoshi Magara, executive vice president, Cybertrust Japan. “By integrating the Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service into our Secure IoT Platform, we can provide seamless security throughout the lifecycle of IoT devices and fulfill our company’s mission to provide a highly trusted and valued security solution to our global partners and customers.”

The Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service delivers IoT service providers and OEMs secure connectivity of IoT devices by supporting a variety of cloud solutions and client hardware architectures. The service leverages cryptographic information – device ID, keys, personalization information and more – stored in SoCs at the time of manufacture, and is pre-integrated with leading IoT chipset and PaaS providers to create an out-of-the-box secure connection to IoT endpoints. When a supported device is first powered up and connected to the Internet, it is automatically identified and authenticated by the solution. This simplifies implementation and improves solution time to market while maintaining security needs and mitigating DDoS attacks.

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On October 2017, Cybertrust (former) and MIRACLE LINUX CORPORATION merged to form a new company named as Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd. The 2 companies combine Cybertrust’s (former) digital authentication and MIRACLE LINUX’s Linux embedding technologies to become the pioneering company which provides highly specialized and value-added service(s) for the IoT market.

About Rambus Security

Rambus Security is dedicated to providing a secure foundation for a connected world. Our innovative solutions span areas including tamper resistance, network security, mobile payment, smart ticketing and trusted transaction services. Rambus foundational technologies protect nearly nine billion licensed products annually, providing secure access to data and creating an economy of digital trust between our customers and their customer base. Additional information is available at

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Rambus creates innovative hardware and software technologies, driving advancements from the data center to the mobile edge. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, software, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile payments, and smart ticketing. For more information, visit

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2017 World Longboard Championships to Kick off in Taitung (Taiwan)

TAITUNG, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The world-class World Surf League's World Longboard Championships for 2017 is scheduled to kick off in southeastern Taiwan, or more specifically, Taitung County in late November, which serves as one of the tournament tour destinations as part the World Surf League (WSL).

This WSL competition, which was upgraded from the existing Taiwan Open of Surfing, will be held in the Jinzun Harbor, Taitung County from November 23rd to December 3rd.

This 11-day event will also host a Qualifying Series (QS) 1,500 event. It is set to be the deciding factor in deciding the 2017 regional QS rankings, as it is the last event of in the Australasia and Asia regions for 2017.

Taitung has emerged as a popular surfing destination due to its pristine beaches and magnificent waves brought by the winter northeast monsoon winds. Coupled with its natural beauty, authentic culture, and most importantly, the warmth and generosity of its people, thousands of local and foreign surfing enthusiasts are expected to descend upon Jinzun to witness the event.

“The event pushes Taiwan's international surfing brand to a new level, predicting that having the world championships in Taitung will help boost the development of industries related to surfing in the county,” says Taitung County Magistrate, Justin Huang.

For more information please visit the official Facebook page of Taiwan Open of Surfing.


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Velodyne LiDAR Partners with UMS for Autonomous Vehicle Testing in South Korea

UMS leverages a range of Velodyne’s advanced LiDAR sensors for broad autonomous technology development in a diverse range of platforms

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the world leader in 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, today announced that it is partnering with Unmanned Solution (UMS) of South Korea to integrate its advanced LiDAR sensors into UMS’ expansive autonomous technology development program.

UMS’ autonomous program represents a broad spectrum of activities, including on-road vehicles, agricultural equipment, robots, and autonomous systems integration, as well as the development of an instructional platform for educational programs serving students studying autonomous and robotics technology. The company has deployed over 100 autonomous vehicles in South Korea thus far with more planned, all outfitted with varying combinations of Velodyne’s VLP-16, HDL-32, and HDL-64 LiDAR sensors. With its growing test fleet, UMS is working to develop car control and sensor fusion technologies for safety systems and autonomous vehicles that will usher in new levels of road safety.

“With its focus on the proliferation of autonomous technology across work and everyday life, including educational platforms that train tomorrow’s engineers, UMS is helping to bring about a revolution in how people interact with technology,” said Wei Weng, Asia Regional Director, Velodyne LiDAR. “We’re proud to have Velodyne LiDAR sensors as the eyes of UMS’ development program, giving their platforms the 360-degree view needed for safe and reliable operation.”

“Velodyne is a global leader in perception system technology, providing autonomous testing programs like those from UMS with critical data needed for safe and reliable real-world testing and deployment,” said Moon HeeChang, CEO, UMS. “LiDAR sensors from Velodyne have helped UMS create an incredibly diverse autonomous technology program and we look forward to continued expansion.”

About Velodyne LiDAR

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, Velodyne is a technology company known worldwide for its real-time 3D LiDAR computing and software platforms. The company evolved after founder/inventor David Hall developed the HDL-64 Solid-State Hybrid LiDAR sensor in 2005. Since then, Velodyne LiDAR Inc. emerged as the unmatched market leader of real-time 3D vision systems used in a variety of commercial applications including autonomous vehicles, vehicle safety systems, mobile mapping, aerial mapping, and security. Its products range from the high-performance, surround view Ultra-Puck™ VLP-32, classic HDL-32/64 and cost-effective VLP-16, to the upcoming, hidden Velarray™. Velodyne’s rich suite of perception software and algorithms are the key enablers of its perception systems. Velodyne supports customers from offices in San Jose, Detroit, Frankfurt, and Beijing. For more information, visit


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Divergent 3D Announces Series B and Related Funding

New investment will accelerate Divergent’s efforts to globally commercialize its additive manufacturing-enabled technology

LOS ANGELES & HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Divergent 3D, a technology development and licensing company that is creating a sustainable manufacturing revolution in the car industry, announces a Series B financing scheduled for close on or before December 15, 2017. The Series B close is $65+million with an additional investor option of $40 million to further accelerate revenue growth, bringing the aggregate funding, with option, to $107 million. Hong Kong-based investment holding company, O Luxe Holdings Limited (“O Luxe”), led the investment group, which includes Horizons Ventures, Shanghai Alliance Investment Limited and Altran Technologies.

Launched in 2014 by Founder & CEO Kevin Czinger, Divergent’s patented, end-to-end software-hardware solution incorporates 3D metal printing into the design, engineering and manufacturing of advanced vehicle structures for the automotive and aerospace industries. Its proprietary Divergent Production System™ automates structural design and optimization for volume manufacturing of lightweight structures without upfront, capital-intensive factory and tooling investments.

“With the ability to quickly respond to market demands, the Divergent system allows automakers and technology companies to innovate at a much faster rate—scaling up volume production at only a fraction of the cost while also alleviating environmental damage,” explains Czinger. “As a leading investment holding company dedicated to advancing sustainable manufacturing and transportation, O Luxe aligns with Divergent’s mission and fully understands the importance of disruptive technologies to the automotive industry. We are thrilled to partner with a company that supports our growth and vision.”

Marking a major financial milestone, the Series B funding will accelerate the commercialization of Divergent’s technology and provide additional resources to proliferate the technology globally, especially in the rapidly expanding Chinese electric vehicle market. Through non-exclusive partnerships with automakers and technology companies, Divergent will continue its strong momentum in leading the adoption of an economically and environmentally transformative manufacturing solution—building safer, stronger and more profitable eco-friendly vehicles at mass volumes.

In January 2016, Divergent announced the first close of its Series A financing and received a total of $23 million Series A funding. Since then, the technology development and licensing company has received global recognition for its manufacturing solution, and forged strategic partnerships with Altran, SLM Solutions and PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroen & DS).

About Divergent 3D

Divergent 3D harnesses the power of 3D printing to unleash innovation in automotive manufacturing. Its breakthrough technology platform transforms the economics and environmental impact of designing and manufacturing complex structures such as cars. Divergent’s planet-saving manufacturing approach enables both low and high volume manufacturing without costly, traditional tooling and capital expenses, enabling manufacturers to quickly iterate and invent new vehicle models for competitive advantage. As a technology company, Divergent partners with OEMs and innovative startups around the world to produce the next generation of vehicles. Divergent 3D was recently honored with the Petersen Automotive Museum Award for Leadership & Innovation. For more information, please visit

About O Luxe Holdings

O Luxe Holdings Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company focused on developing technology-based companies that will accelerate the global adoption of electric vehicles and drive the world toward sustainable manufacturing and transportation. O Luxe company most recently acquired GLM Co., Ltd, a Japanese electric vehicles and engineering solutions company, and received a major investment from Mr. Li Ka-shing, a renowned Hong Kong entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. The Group is principally engaged in distribution of watches, wholesale trading of jewellery products, mining, money lending and securities investments.

About Horizons Ventures

Horizons Ventures, the private investment arm of Mr. Li Ka-shing, is a leading investor in some of the world’s most innovative companies and disruptive technologies, including Facebook, Spotify, Impossible Foods, Improbable, Zoom, Blockstream, Soul Machines and ChromaDex. For more information, please visit

About SAIL

Shanghai Alliance Investment Limited is a private equity and venture capital arm of Shanghai Municipal Government. The firm invests in high-tech, media, entertainment, infrastructure, financial services, telecommunication, healthcare, life science, and emerging low-carbon sectors such as clean energy, new material and eco-environment protection. Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is based in Shanghai, China.

About Altran

As a global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), Altran offers its clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialization. For over thirty years, the Group has provided its expertise to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. With a headcount of more than 27,000 employees, Altran has a presence in more than 20 countries.


Lydia You, 323-822-4849

Preceptis Medical Announces Series B Financing and Global Growth Strategy for China

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Preceptis Medical, Inc., manufacturer of the Hummingbird TTS (Tympanostomy Tube System) technology that enables a conscious sedation alternative to general anesthesia for placing ear tubes in children, today announced the successful initial closing of a Series B financing led by a group of Chinese private investors. This Series B financing will allow Preceptis to expand its commercial infrastructure and develop future pipeline technologies. In addition, the new partners from China will assist Preceptis in accelerating global expansion by bringing its cutting edge technology to China. Mr. JC Sun served as the strategic advisor for the overall partnership and strategic planning.

Ear tube procedures are the most common pediatric procedure in the U.S. (1.2M cases per year) and are currently performed in children using general anesthesia — the only option until now. The Hummingbird TTS is the only product that has received FDA clearance for ear tube procedures using conscious sedation; giving anesthesiologists the ability to adjust the level of sedation needed for this quick, minor procedure. “The Hummingbird TTS has demonstrated its safety and efficacy in U.S. clinical trials and pilot commercial use. Parents and pediatricians have already shown that they will seek out otolaryngologists and hospitals that offer the Hummingbird TTS for ear tube procedures. The next step is a full commercial release in the US, followed by China and the rest of the world,” said Steve Anderson, CEO of Preceptis Medical, Inc.

About Preceptis Medical, Inc.

Preceptis Medical manufactures pediatric surgical technologies designed especially for the unique needs of children and the medical professionals that care for them. Its first product, the Hummingbird TTS, provides the first and only FDA cleared ear tube solution that doesn’t require general anesthesia in young children, reduces healthcare costs by enabling the procedure to be performed out of the O.R. and allows added convenience for families and their children. Annually, there are 1.2 million ear tube procedures in the U.S. in young children and millions of similar procedures worldwide.

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Carla Dahl, 952-250-3275

Prime Announces Unwinding of Unprofitable Assets and Provides Financial Update for the First Nine Months of 2017

SHIJIAZHUANG, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prime Acquisition Corp. (“Prime” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: Common Stock: “PACQF”, Units: “PAQUF”, Warrants: “PAQWF”), an owner and operator of office, commercial and industrial properties in Italy, today announced that it has successfully divested its NOVA S.r.l. subsidiary in a transaction with its former owners Francesco Rotondi and Giuseppe Pantaleo. NOVA S.r.l.’s sole asset is comprised of two floors of Corso Europa 22, an office building in central Milan. The subsidiary has been cash flow negative since its acquisition by Prime.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Prime will return the equity interests in NOVA S.r.l. to Messrs. Rotondi and Pantaleo, its former owners, in exchange for the following:

1.     Return and cancellation of 53,828 Prime shares; and
2. Cancellation of the Option Agreement dated December 12, 2014.

The Company also provided a financial update on the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Financial Highlights for the First Nine Months of 2017

  • Cash generated from operations was $1,917,167 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an approximately 95% improvement when compared to $984,760 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.
  • The Company reported a loss of $750,624 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, improving approximately 280% from a loss of $2.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.
  • The Company’s cash and cash equivalents were $188,257 at September 30, 2017, improving approximately 240% from $55,393 at December 31, 2016.

Management Commentary

Mr. William Yu, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Prime, stated, “During the first nine months of 2017, the Company continued to achieve year-over-year improvements in its financial results stemming from an internal reorganization and successful financing negotiations in early 2016. We are pleased to have come to terms with Messrs. Rotondi and Pantaleo, which will improve the Company’s ability to generate positive cash flow. We continue to explore opportunities to grow our asset portfolio and business, and look forward to seeking and evaluating potential accretive acquisitions.”

Operating Summary for Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017

Prime’s portfolio of properties includes office, logistics, commercial and industrial real estate assets located in Milan, Italy, and the surrounding areas. The Company maintained an average occupancy rate of above 95% for its 10 properties during the nine months ended September 30, 2017. With the closing of the aforementioned transaction on November 10, 2017, Prime’s portfolio of properties no longer includes Corso Europa 22.

Real Estate Portfolio Summary
      Property Name/Location     Type    

Approx. Gross
Leasable Area
(in sq. meters)


Purchase Price
on 9/30/2013
($ in millions)




Corso Europa 22, Milano
(sold November 10, 2017)

    Office     560     $8.57     Italian firms     10
2 Milanofiori, Building A5 Office 865 $3.13

Various int’l and
Italian firms

3 Milanofiori, Building Q7 Office 586 $1.27

Various int’l and
Italian firms

4 Milanofiori, Building N Office 1,750 $4.48

Various int’l and
Italian firms

5 Viale Lucania, Buccinasco Office, Industrial 16,230 $22.27


6 Via Buozzi 22, Buccinasco Office 545 $1.85

Various int’l and
Italian firms

7 Via Lazio 95, Buccinasco Office, Warehouse 4,320 $5.01 Italian firms 10
8 Via Emilia, Buccinasco Commercial 200 $0.35

Italian commercial

9 Via Mulino, Buccinasco Commercial 360 $1.37 Merkur 8
10 Milanofiori, Building Q5 Office 400 $1.26 Italian firms 10
25,816 $49.56

First Nine Months of 2017 Financial Summary

Below is a summary of Prime’s unaudited financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Income Statement Highlights


Nine months ended
September 30, 2017


Nine months ended
September 30, 2016

Rental income         2,007,623     1,938,252
Total revenues       $ 2,317,501   $ 2,490,577
Total operating expenses         (1,756,418)     (1,800,095)
Operating profit         561,083     690,482
Loss before tax         (622,726)     (2,037,806)
Loss for the period       $ (750,624)   $ (2,151,958)

Rental income increased 3.6% to $2.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, compared to $1.9 million for the first nine months of 2016. Total revenues decreased by $173,076, which is attributable to a decrease in Other Revenues to $309,878 for the first nine months of 2017 from $552,325 in the prior-year period due to revenue received in 2016 in connection with the settlement of a legal claim with an unrelated third party.

Total operating expenses decreased 2.4% to $1.76 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, from $1.8 million for the first nine months of 2016, primarily due to reduced stock option expenses and professional fees.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company reported a loss of $750,624, which compares to a loss of $2.2 million in the first nine months of 2016, largely due to a significant improvement in finance costs, which were $1.3 million in the first nine months of 2017, compared to $2.4 million in the prior-year period. The decrease in finance costs was primarily related to certain adjustments to the fair value adjustment on promissory notes to shareholders. These adjustments are non-cash in nature and resulted from a derivative component embedded in the promissory notes.

Balance Sheet Highlights

As of September 30, 2017, Prime had total non-current assets of $40.2 million; current trade and other receivables, net of allowance for bad debts, of $526,825, with non-current other receivables of $159,213; and cash and cash equivalents of $188,257, compared to $35.9 million, $756,940, $143,137, and $55,393, as of December 31, 2016, respectively.

About Prime Acquisition Corp.

Prime Acquisition Corp. is a Cayman Islands company that owns and operates office, commercial and industrial properties in Italy. Prime is focused on building a portfolio of high yield-producing assets.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 about Prime Acquisition Corp. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Prime’s management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to meaningfully differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements:

• Continued compliance with government regulations;

• Changing legislation or regulatory environments;

• Requirements or changes affecting the businesses in which Prime is engaged;

• Industry trends, including factors affecting supply and demand;

• Labor and personnel relations;

• Credit risks affecting the combined business’ revenue and profitability;

• Changes in the Italian real estate industry;

• Changing interpretations of generally accepted accounting principles;

• General economic conditions; and

• Other relevant risks detailed in Prime’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. Prime does not assume any obligation to update the information contained in this press release.


Prime Acquisition Corp.
+39 02 89773668

Pakistan Telecoms Market Report 2017 – Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Pakistan Telecoms Market Report 2017" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

This country report and accompanying data annex provide a comprehensive overview of Pakistan's telecoms market, including KPIs and data on subscribers, penetration, revenue and ARPU. The report analyses the strategies of major players in the country's fixed and mobile telecoms markets, and includes market share data and operators' infrastructure status.

Fixed telecoms market


  • Total voice (narrowband and VoBB)
  • Narrowband
  • VoBB
  • Total broadband
  • Broadband split by access technology: DSL, cable modem, FTTH/B, BFWA and other
  • IPTV
  • Dial-up Internet

Revenue and ARPU

  • Service revenue
  • Service revenue as percentage of GDP
  • Service revenue per head of population per month
  • Retail revenue (defined as service revenue minus wholesale revenue)
  • Retail revenue as percentage of GDP
  • Retail revenue per head of population per month
  • Retail revenue split by type of service: voice, broadband, dial-up Internet, business network services
  • Broadband retail revenue as a percentage of fixed retail revenue
  • Voice ARPU per month
  • Broadband ARPU per month


  • Fixed-originated minutes
  • Outgoing MoU per active connection

Operator-level metrics/market share

  • Broadband subscribers by major broadband operator (and associated market shares and year-on-year changes)
  • DSL connections

Total telecoms market (fixed and mobile)

  • Voice connections
  • Broadband connections
  • Service revenue
  • Service revenue as percentage of GDP
  • Service revenue per head of population per month
  • Retail revenue (defined as service revenue minus wholesale revenue)
  • Retail revenue as percentage of GDP
  • Retail revenue per head of population per month
  • Retail revenue split by voice and data
  • Originated minutes

Mobile Telecoms Market


  • Total (handset plus mobile broadband, excluding M2M)
  • Split by prepaid and contract, and prepaid share
  • Population penetration for total, prepaid and contract
  • 3G
  • Handset, and split by smartphone and basic
  • Handset population penetration
  • Broadband
  • Broadband population penetration

Revenue and ARPU

  • Service revenue
  • Service revenue as percentage of GDP
  • Service revenue per head of population per month
  • Service revenue split by prepaid and contract, and prepaid share
  • Service revenue split by voice and data, and data as percentage of service revenue
  • Retail revenue (defined as service revenue minus wholesale revenue)
  • Retail revenue as percentage of GDP
  • Retail revenue per head of population per month
  • Split by voice and data
  • ARPU per month (total, prepaid and contract)


  • Mobile-originated minutes
  • Outgoing MoU per active connection

Operator-level metrics/market share

  • Connections (and associated market share)

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Netflix今天宣布,继11月在加拿大CTV电视台试播之后,《印度侦探》(THE INDIAN DETECTIVE)将于2017年12月19日通过Netflix全球首映。《印度侦探》是一部四集迷你喜剧,演员阵容包括国际喜剧明星罗素·彼得斯、获奖演员阿努潘·凯尔(Anupam Kher)(《大病》(The Big Sick)、《乌云背后的幸福线》(Silver Linings Playbook))、著名影星威廉·夏特纳(William Shatner)(《星际迷航》(Star Trek))、克里斯蒂娜·科尔(Christina Cole)(《金装律师》(Suits)、《007:大战皇家赌场》(Casino Royale))、Hamza Haq《母亲!》(mother!)、《好警察坏警察2》(Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2))、阿克谢·库玛尔(Akshay Kumar)(《星球大战8》(Star Wars: Episode VIII))、Meren Reddy《马迪巴》(Madiba)、《国土安全》(Homeland))和Mishqah Parthiephal《Keeping Up with the Kandasamys》、《Snake Park》)。

《印度侦探》由来自Big Light Productions的金球奖(Golden Globe®)得主兼艾美奖(Emmy®)提名编剧弗兰克·斯伯特尼(Frank Spotnitz)(《高堡奇人》(The Man in the High Castle)、《X档案》(The X-Files))、来自Blue Ice Pictures的Lance SamuelsDaniel Iron《马迪巴》(Madiba)、《黑人之书》(The Book of Negroes))及来自Wonder Worldwide的Mark Burton担任执行制作人。

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《印度侦探》由Big Light Productions、Blue Ice Pictures、IDC、Wonder Worldwide和Bell Media等公司联合制作。剧集由弗兰克·斯伯特尼和Smita Bhide(《潜行追踪》(Hunted)、《非常人贩:电视剧版》(Transporter: The Series))负责创作、执行制作及编剧,为罗素·彼得斯度身打造。剧集由英国电影和电视艺术学院奖获奖导演桑迪·约翰逊(Sandy Johnson)(《度假笑传》(Benidorm)、《幻术大师》(Jonathan Creek))执导,由Trevor Hopkins(《雪镇疑杀》(Fortitude)、《警铐前线》(Cuffs))制作。剧集由Blue Ice Pictures的兰斯·塞缪尔(Lance Samuels)和丹尼尔·埃恩(Daniel Iron)(《马迪巴》(Madiba)、《黑人之书》(The Book of Negroes))、Wonder Worldwide的马克·伯顿(Mark Burton)(《Water》、《塔路亚》(Tallulah))、罗素·彼得斯(《嘻哈正史》(Hip-Hop Evolution))、CPI Pictures的克莱顿·彼得斯(《Breakaway》、《Russell Peters Versus the World》)及Seven Summits的保罗·坎特纳(Paul Canterna)执行制作,由Sharon Remmer(《高堡奇人》(The Man in the High Castle)、《美第奇家族:翡冷翠名门》(Medici: Masters of Florence))担任联合执行制作人。

本项目由Blue Ice Pictures和南非的Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)公司出资。



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