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Infineon Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Atmel

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2011-04-13 11:00
NEUBIBERG, Germany , April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and its subsidiary Infineon Technologies North America Corp. today filed a patent lawsuit against Atmel Corporation.

Infineon seeks damages and permanent injunction for infringement of eleven United States Patents owned by Infineon. Infineon also seeks declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of three United States Patents owned by Atmel. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Infineon alleges that Atmel infringes the above Infineon patents by making, using, selling, offering to sell and/or importing into the United States various products, including microcontrollers marketed under names AVR, XMEGA, and maXTouch, and related products used in automotive, industrial, and touch screen applications.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2010 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 3.295 billion with approximately 26,650 employees worldwide. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

Further information is available at http://www.infineon.com

SOURCE Infineon Technologies

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April 13, 2011 at 5:59 pm

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Galaxy Macau Grand Opening Countdown Begins!

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MACAU, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Executives from Galaxy Macau( http://www.galaxymacau.com/en )(TM) recently unveiled that Macau’s most eagerly anticipated integrated destination resort will open on the auspicious date of May 15. Accompanied by the “King and Queen of Galaxy Macau”, Galaxy Entertainment Group Chairman Dr. Lui Che-woo and Vice-Chairman Francis Lui made the announcement before more than 120 media representatives in Hong Kong and Macau, generating significant buzz in local TV, newspapers and magazines.

(Video: http://en.prnasia.com/pr/2011/04/12/110075712.shtml )
(Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2011/04/01/20110401699051.html )
(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2011/04/01/20110401161767-l.jpg )

The announcement also means that future guests can start planning their next Macau holiday. Virtually all of the property will be available for enjoyment, including:

— rooms at the Banyan Tree Macau
( http://www.galaxymacau.com/en/hotel/banyantreehotel ), Hotel
Okura Macau( http://www.galaxymacau.com/en/hotel/hotelokura )
and Galaxy Hotel( http://www.galaxymacau.com/en/hotel/galaxyhotel );
— the 52,000-square-foot Grand Resort Deck
( http://www.galaxymacau.com/en/amenities ) with its man-made white
sand beach and 4,000-square-meter Skytop Wave Pool
( http://www.galaxymacau.com/en/amenities );
— all 50-plus restaurants( http://www.galaxymacau.com/en/dining ),
including the widest selection of pan-Asian cuisines under one roof
in Macau;
— a vast array of entertainment options, including dramatic showpieces
and electrifying performances;
— a nine-screen 3D cinema experience unlike anything else in Macau;
— the first Banyan Tree Spa in the Pearl River Delta;
— and much, much more.

Don’t wait — start planning your Galaxy Macau itinerary now! Galaxy Macau is looking forward to welcoming you on May 15, 2011.

About Galaxy Macau(TM)

Galaxy Macau(TM) is the only truly authentic Asian five-star resort destination in Macau. Opening 15 May 2011, at an investment of nearly HK$15 billion, it will include more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across three world-class hotels: the award-winning and ultra-exclusive Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Japan’s legendary Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and the highly anticipated five-star Galaxy Hotel. Facilities include a selection of more than 50 food and beverage outlets, including the widest selection of pan-Asian cuisine in Macau; distinctive retail shopping; lush oasis gardens covering 52,000 square meters, and the world’s largest Skytop Wave Pool covering 4,000 square meters and featuring a 350-ton white sand beach. For more details, please visit http://www.galaxymacau.com and http://www.facebook.com/galaxymacau .

About Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited (HKEx stock code: 27)

Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”), through its subsidiary, Galaxy Casino, S.A., holds a Macau gaming concession. GEG is authorized to carry out casino games of chance in Macau, which is the only legal gaming location in mainland China.

GEG currently owns and operates StarWorld Hotel and Casino — a luxury 5-Star property located on the Macau peninsula, and operates four City Club Casinos in Macau. GEG is also developing Galaxy Macau(TM), a fully-integrated leisure and entertainment destination resort opening on 15 May 2011. This eagerly anticipated resort shall further expand the diversity of GEG’s businesses and enrich Macau’s tourism offerings to become a global center of tourism and recreation.

Media Inquiries:

GolinHarris

Wade Lundin
Tel: +852-2501-7915
Email: wade.lundin@golinharris.com

Madison Wai
Tel: +852-2501-7903
Email: madison.wai@golinharris.com

SOURCE﹛Galaxy Macau

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April 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

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VOYAGER STORE Adds PayPal as a Fast, Secure Online and Mobile Payment Service for Millions of e-Book Lovers All Over the World

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SINGAPORE, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Voyager Inc. and PayPal Japan are pleased to announce that Voyager’s e-book online shopping mall “VOYAGER STORE” (http://voyager-store.com/) will add PayPal™, the leading online payments provider, as an alternative payment option to reach 94 million active PayPal accounts worldwide shopping online and on their mobile devices. Payment via PayPal will become available from April 11, 2011. Voyager Inc. (hereinafter “Voyager”) is located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, and the representative president is Masaaki Hagino, and PayPal Japan is located in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and the representative president is Andrew Pipolo.

VOYAGER STORE was launched in November 2010 as an online shopping mall specializing in e-books. VOYAGER STORE currently supports three bookstores including its directly-run Riso Shoten and Altbook, and Toyo Keizai Store operated by TOYO KEIZAI Inc. These three stores in combination handle 6,000 e-book titles covering a comprehensive range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and comic books. Once purchased, consumers can read e-books on their PCs, iPhones or iPads. VOYAGE STORE also offers store spaces in its shopping mall for new tenants.

According to Nomura Research Institute (NRI)’s forecast, the e-book market will likely grow at high rates for both hardware and content, and will reach a JPY240bn content market in Japan by the end of 2015.

PayPal is a leading online payment service worldwide and has been acclaimed for its “Micropayment”, low-value payment (less than 2000yen) service and the security capability where consumers can safely pay without having to disclose their personal information. The addition of PayPal as a payment option includes Micropayment, which will significantly improve usability of the shopping mall for every customer living in and outside of Japan, contributing to further growth of the e-book market throughout the world.

The feature adopted this time by VOYAGER STORE is Express Checkout for online and mobile transactions, one of the key services of PayPal. The reference transaction function allows buyers to simply log on to PayPal for the first time and agrees to the payment terms to activate a single-click purchase on VOYAGE STORE thereafter without having to log into PayPal each time. The Mobile Express Checkout has also been adopted for a complete payment experience for users of iPhone™ and iPad™ devices and other smart phones. This function offers a secure mobile payment experience to its users; they can make a payment without having to input credit card information in the small display screen and no financial information is stored on the mobile device. Against the background of the increasing popularity of mobile shopping, these new functions will offer further business opportunities for Voyager to sell e-books and accept payments from mobile device users.

About Voyager

Voyager is the developer of T-Time, a standard e-book viewer for Windows and Macintosh. Every title with an extension, “.book”, which was developed by Voyager in 2000 to commercialize e-book, can be viewed with T-Time. Jointly with Celsys in 2006, Voyager launched BookSurging Solution (currently, BS Solution) for mobile phone users. In 2007, Voyager developed T-Time Crochet, a web browser plug-in as a distribution solution for comic books and magazines. Voyager started to support iPhone in 2008 and iPad in June 2010 to expand its portfolio of solutions for “.book” and T-Time. These solutions have been adopted by a wide range of major publishers including Kodansha Ltd., Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., SHINCHOSHA, Bungeishunju Ltd., Chikumashobo Ltd, CHUOKORON-SHINSHA INC., GENTOSHA COMICS INC. and ASCII MEDIA WORKS Inc.

VOYAGER STORE

http://voyager-store.com/

About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With more than 94 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal is an eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) company and is made up of three leading online payment services: the PayPal global payment service, the Payflow Gateway and Bill Me Later.

More information about the company can be found at PayPal.com. PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and its international headquarters is located in Singapore.

PayPal

http://www.paypal.com
http://www.paypal.jp

Media Contacts:

Dickson Seow
PayPal Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-6510-6463
Email: dseow@paypal.com

Idran Junadi
The Hoffman Agency
Tel: +65-6238-1851
Email: ijunadi@hoffman.com

SOURCE PayPal

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April 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

Posted in Business & Finance

Wincor Nixdorf to Showcase IT Solutions for Retailers that Boost Productivity and Improve Service Standards While Lowering Operational Costs

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2011-04-07 10:00
Comprehensive Cash Cycle Management Solution, business intelligence software and integrated POS solution for retailers to be demonstrated at Retail World Asia 2011

SINGAPORE, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

Wincor Nixdorf, a global provider of IT solutions and services to retail banks and retailers, will demonstrate how retailers can increase productivity, achieve operational excellence and enhance the consumer shopping experience at Retail World Asia 2011 in Singapore. The trade event is Asia’s most comprehensive showcase of retail technologies and a platform for major retailers to share ideas and experiences with the aim to advance the growth of the retail sector in Asia.

The German retail technology company will demonstrate a combination of hardware and software innovations that are designed to enhance retail operations and the end consumer experience in the store.

At booth 4B01 at Retail World Asia 2011, Wincor Nixdorf will showcase Cash Cycle Management Solution (CCMS) for the first time to retailers in Singapore and Asia Pacific.

CCMS is the first-of-its-kind combination of retail hardware, software and services that is designed to secure cash and enhance the entire store operations. It was developed to increase operational productivity through automating cash processes and shortening the cash logistics chain in retail stores. By doing so, retailers can reduce the costs associated with cash handling in stores and allow employees to be free to devote more time to improving customer service and sales. The automation process also means that consumers can spend less time at the checkout zone and have more control of their transactions.

Meanwhile, retailers who want to improve their understanding of customer preferences and enhance their decision making can do so through Wincor Nixdorf’s business intelligence. This is linked to Wincor Nixdorf’s loyalty software known as TPReward. Through in-store kiosks, promotions can be targeted at customers based on their preferences from data and detailed analysis collected through the business intelligence and TPReward software.

Also on display is an integrated POS solution targeted at small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to support storewide activities. It consists of Wincor Nixdorf’s BEETLE /mini POS hardware unit and powered by new TPExpress software. The POS solution can manage inventory, minimise shrinkage and produce reports to provide critical insights into sales trends.

To discover how else Wincor Nixdorf can increase retailers’ productivity and operational efficiency, visit booth 4B01 at Retail World Asia 2011 from 13 to 15 April 2011 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre (Level 4).

About Wincor Nixdorf:

Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world’s leading providers of innovative IT solutions and services to retail banks and retailers. The company is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, and is publicly traded on the Frankfurt Securities & Stock Exchange. The company has a global presence in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.wincor-nixdorf.com .

Contact:

Wincor Nixdorf
Marketing and Corporate Communications
Asia Pacific
Matthew Kovac
Tel: +65-6747-3828

SOURCE Wincor Nixdorf

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April 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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Shifts in Media Landscape to Shape Crisis Strategies

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Today’s digital age presents as much opportunities as challenges for communications practitioners seeking to effectively deal with crisis

SINGAPORE, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The social media revolution is taking the world by storm. No longer is traditional media reigning as more and more people are latching onto new media to get their daily dose of the news. With this change in the media landscape, communication practitioners not only have to start monitoring online for hints of crisis, they have to respond and manage a crisis through new media, changing the overall strategy for managing crises.

To complicate matters, consumers nowadays are increasingly discerning and every action an organisation take can possibly spell disaster for them if they take a wrong step. To earn the loyalty of consumers, organisations must now engage them on a new level so as to build a reputation store in times of crisis.

Charlie Pownall, Lead Digital Strategist at Burson-Marsteller Asia-Pacific says: “The Internet and social media are profoundly changing the nature and dynamics of issues and crisis management, to the extent that many organisations feel they are no longer in control of their reputations. While it is a myth that companies could ever control their reputations, it is certainly becoming harder to shape perception and behaviour. To minimize risk, organisations must act transparently, be sincere in their actions and engage directly with their audiences.”

To ensure successful engagement, communications practitioners must arm themselves with well-conceived communication strategies. The crisis communications strategy of today must integrate both traditional and new media channels to properly avert a disaster. This ensures that the different channels complement one another.

Neena Moorjani, Director of Media & Public Relations of Pfizer says: “Social media may be a new force to be reckoned with but for most of us in Asia traditional media will continue to dominate the scene for many years to come. Sound and proactive media engagement with newspapers, magazines and TV remain crucial for companies to protect their reputation and advocate positions that advance their businesses. However, the hype around social media has reinforced in the minds of many that the media world in general is a force that must not be ignored in this day and age.”

It is also important to have the mindset that while crises seem threatening, they present opportunities for organisations. A company which responds and communicates in a successful manner earns more supporters and these loyalists can help a company tide through tough times. Companies can also establish themselves as caring organisations to build up their corporate reputation.

To address these emerging issues, a 1-day workshop and a 1-day conference on “Crisis Management & Social Media” will be held on 9 – 10 May in Singapore and 12 – 13 May in Hong Kong, during which attendees can gain insights and hear from real-world practitioners how the new dynamics of crisis have affected them, how to stay prepared in this social media age and how to respond effectively to your stakeholders in times of crisis. Attendees can also gain an understanding of the critical channels to leverage on and engage the brand influencers who matter during difficult times. It aims to provide insights into how communications practitioners can equip themselves with the skills to push the stance of their organisation to a new level and handle a crisis by enlisting the help of social media effectively.

This year’s conference sets in insights from B2B companies like BASF, Deloitte and global B2C brands like Pfizer, SMRT and more. Experts sharing include Neena Moorjani, Director of Media & Public Relations in Pfizer, Genevieve Hilton, Regional Head of External Communiations in BASF, Goh Chee Kong, Vice President of Corporate Marketing & Communications in SMRT and Jane Kneebone, Director of Coprorate Affairs and Communications in Deloitte.

Conference Details:

Title: Crisis Management & Social Media
Date & Venue:
9 – 10 May 2011, Sheraton Towers, Singapore
12 – 13 May 2011, Regal HongKong Hotel, Hong Kong
Organiser : Pacific Conferences

Attachment: Full Programme
Full programme can also be found at: http://www.conferences.com.sg/S1380-Crisis6-01J-J.pdf

About Pacific Conferences

Pacific Conferences (www.conferences.com.sg) specialisesin organisingbusiness conferencesaimed at providing interactive, insightful information and analysis about issues facing businesses in Asia-Pacific. Catered to middle and upper level executives, its events are usually case studies driven with emphasis on providing in-depth and unbiased practical knowledge.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Leah Katigbak
Tel: +65-6372-2216
Email: leah@conferences.com.sg

SOURCE Pacific Conferences Pte Ltd.

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April 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

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Memorising 100 Colours in a Row! Singapore Boasts New World Record Holder

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2011-04-04 12:12
Memory Expert Smashes Current World Record

SINGAPORE, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — On Sunday 3 April 2011, Singapore permanent resident, Nishant Kasibhatla, broke the Guinness World Record™ by memorizing 100 colours shown in random sequence. The previous record was set a decade ago, in 2001 in Munich, Germany by Florian Dollner, who memorised 40 colours.

Nishant is now set to enter the record books for “longest colour sequence memorized” having successfully recalled the sequence of 100 primary colours without error.

This rare, heart-stopping event, held in Bras Basah Complex, Singapore, was recorded in front of a live audience and two official witnesses. The witnesses were Mr. Sonny Aswani, The Estonian honorary consul in Singapore, and Mr. Jeffrey Gomez, Executive Director, Marketing Institute of Singapore.

“You could have cut the air with a knife for the anxious 45 minutes that it took for me to view, memorise then recall the colours,” says Singapore’s newest world record participant. “I’ve been training hard for months for this moment, and am very proud to help Singapore claim another world record. It’s a fantastic feeling!”

Nishant Kasibhatla has been practicing various memory techniques for the past 15 years and he was the highest ranked Asian at the World Memory Championships in 2003.

For additional information, broadcast quality vision and photographs of this Guinness World Record™ event, please contact:

Ms. Rakhi
Tel: +65-6402-2310
Mobile: +65-8233-9474
Email: media@RememberNishant.com

SOURCE Nishant Kasibhatla

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April 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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Mobile Money Transfers to M-PESA Subscribers in Kenya Now Available from Western Union Locations in 45 Countries, Territories

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HONG KONG, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Western Union (NYSE: WU) today announced that consumers can now send money directly to the mobile “wallets” of Safaricom M-PESA subscribers in Kenya from 45 countries and territories — the first service of its kind in the world.

The expansion of the service to more than 80,000 Western Union Agent locations worldwide follows the successful debut of the offering from Western Union Agent locations and the westernunion.com website in the U.K.

In Asia Pacific, the service will be now available from three countries, including Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The service rides on Western Union’s worldwide network and trusted global “hub” for processing cross-border remittances. It also builds on the unprecedented success of M-PESA, a domestic mobile money transfer service in Kenya offered by Safaricom that has attracted more than 13.5 million customers since its launch in 2007.

“We are pleased to extend our service with Safaricom, and we look forward to adding additional functionality for M-PESA users in the near future,” said Drina Yue, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Western Union.

The service will allow people to visit one of more than 80,000 Western Union Agent locations in 45 countries and territories across the globe and send funds directly to the mobile “wallets” of M-PESA’s 13.5 million subscribers. Funds are delivered generally in minutes.

The service will likely be welcomed by thousands of Kenyans working abroad. According to the Central Bank of Kenya, Kenyans living outside their home country sent US$642 million home in 2010 — up from the US$609 million sent home in 2009.

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said, “Our customers are very proud of the revolutionary M-PESA service, and this partnership sees us pushing new boundaries to continue to keep Kenya at the forefront of the mobile world. Through this partnership, our customers and their friends and families will benefit from affordable, faster and more convenient international remittances, and the money is available to use straightaway for any M-PESA transaction, or can be withdrawn as cash at any of our 24,000 Safaricom agents.”

Western Union offers the Mobile Money Transfer Service in the Philippines with Smart Communications and Globe Telecom; in Malaysia with Maxis; and in Canada with EnStream. Western Union also has agreements with other mobile operators and banks to introduce the service in the future.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions-branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. The Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta-branded services are offered through a combined network of 445,000 Agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2010, The Western Union Company completed 214 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving US$76 billion of principal between consumers, and 405 million business payments. For more information, visit http://www.westernunion.com .

About Safaricom’s M-PESA

The M-PESA service, the first of its kind in the world, was launched in March 2007. As at 31st October, 2010, the service had over 13.5 million customers and over 22,000 Agent outlets countrywide. Over 600 organisations are now accepting Bill Payment via M-PESA.

The service does not require users to have a bank account; an important aspect in Kenya, where millions of people do not operate bank accounts. With M-PESA, account holders can buy electronic funds at an M-PESA agent and send the electronic value to any other mobile phone user in the country, who can then redeem it for conventional cash at any M-PESA agent.

M-PESA customers can hold up to KShs100,000 in their M-PESA account at any one time, and can do transactions of up to KShs140,000 in a day. Between KShs 50 and KShs70,000 can be deposited, sent or withdrawn per transaction.

SOURCE The Western Union Company

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April 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Posted in Business & Finance

Crisis Management to Become More Challenging in the Social Media Age

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Today’s digital age presents as much opportunities as challenges for communications practitioners seeking to effectively deal with crisis

SINGAPORE, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Crisis management has always been a difficult task for PR practitioners. A crisis brings about multiple challenges such as the need to respond and make good decisions quickly. Any waste of time translates to increased risk of reputational loss. The emergence of social media has complicated the entire process, requiring practitioners to act faster than ever. Additionally, practitioners will have to start monitoring online for hints of crisis, respond and manage a crisis through new media.

On the other hand, consumers nowadays are increasingly discerning and every action an organisation take can possibly spell disaster for them if they take a wrong step. To earn the loyalty of consumers, organisations must now engage them on a new level so as to build a reputation store in times of crisis.

Charlie Pownall, Lead Digital Strategist at Burson-Marsteller Asia-Pacific says: “The Internet and social media are profoundly changing the nature and dynamics of issues and crisis management, to the extent that many organisations feel they are no longer in control of their reputations. While it is a myth that companies could ever control their reputations, it is certainly becoming harder to shape perception and behaviour. To minimize risk, organisations must act transparently, be sincere in their actions and engage directly with their audiences.”

To ensure successful engagement, communications practitioners must arm themselves with well-conceived communication strategies. The crisis communications strategy of today must integrate both traditional and new media channels to properly avert a disaster. This ensures that the different channels complement one another.

Neena Moorjani, Director of Media & Public Relations of Pfizer says: “Social media may be a new force to be reckoned with but for most of us in Asia traditional media will continue to dominate the scene for many years to come. Sound and proactive media engagement with newspapers, magazines and TV remain crucial for companies to protect their reputation and advocate positions that advance their businesses. However, the hype around social media has reinforced in the minds of many that the media world in general is a force that must not be ignored in this day and age.”

It is also important to have the mindset that while crises seem threatening, they present opportunities for organisations. A company which responds and communicates in a successful manner earns more supporters and these loyalists can help a company tide through tough times. Companies can also establish themselves as caring organisations to build up their corporate reputation.

To address these emerging issues, a 1-day workshop and a 1-day conference on “Crisis Management & Social Media” will be held on 9 – 10 May in Singapore and 12 – 13 May in Hong Kong, during which attendees can gain insights and hear from real-world practitioners how the new dynamics of crisis have affected them, how to stay prepared in this social media age and how to respond effectively to your stakeholders in times of crisis. Attendees can also gain an understanding of the critical channels to leverage on and engage the brand influencers who matter during difficult times. It aims to provide insights into how communications practitioners can equip themselves with the skills to push the stance of their organisation to a new level and handle a crisis by enlisting the help of social media effectively.

This year’s conference sets in insights from B2B companies like BASF, Deloitte and global B2C brands like Pfizer, SMRT and more. Experts sharing include Neena Moorjani, Director of Media & Public Relations in Pfizer, Genevieve Hilton, Regional Head of External Communiations in BASF, Goh Chee Kong, Vice President of Corporate Marketing & Communications in SMRT and Jane Kneebone, Director of Coprorate Affairs and Communications in Deloitte.
Conference Details:

Title: Crisis Management & Social Media
Date & Venue:
9 – 10 May 2011, Sheraton Towers, Singapore
12 – 13 May 2011, Regal HongKong Hotel, Hong Kong
Organiser : Pacific Conferences

Attachment: Full Programme
Full programme can also be found at: http://www.conferences.com.sg/S1380-Crisis6-01J-J.pdf

About Pacific Conferences

Pacific Conferences (www.conferences.com.sg) specialisesin organisingbusiness conferencesaimed at providing interactive, insightful information and analysis about issues facing businesses in Asia-Pacific. Catered to middle and upper level executives, its events are usually case studies driven with emphasis on providing in-depth and unbiased practical knowledge.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Leah Katigbak
Tel: +65-6372-2216
Email: leah@conferences.com.sg

SOURCE Pacific Conferences Pte Ltd.

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April 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Posted in Business & Finance

World Record Attempt in Singapore — Brain Champion Aims to Smash Current Colourful World Record in Memory

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2011-03-31 10:00
SINGAPORE, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Singapore is on the verge of making history by crowning one of its residents as a new Guinness World Record™ holder in memory.

Singapore resident – Nishant Kasibhatla, a Grand Master of memory will attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ by memorizing 162 colours consisting of Red, Blue, Yellow & Green shown in random sequence. The current record is held at 40 colours and was achieved a decade ago, in 2001 in Munich, Germany.

To qualify for the Guinness World Record™ in memory, Nishant will have to memorize more than 40 colours in random sequence and will have this history making event witnessed by a live audience.

Nishant Kasibhatla, a Permanent Resident of Singapore is a professional speaker and conducts training programs on memory improvement and peak mental performance via his training company Memory Vision Pte Ltd. In 2003, Nishant was the highest ranked Asian at the World Memory Championships.

When asked why he decided to go for breaking the world record, Mr Kasibhatla responded, “I have been utilizing the techniques of memorization for the past 15 years, achieving the title of Grand Master of Memory in 2003, so it seemed that this would be the natural progression to go for the Guinness World Record™ in memory”. “Although 40 is the current record, I am trying to remember 162 colours because it is a great challenge and forces me to be at the top of my game,” he added.

To witness a sample of Nishant Kasibhatla in action, you can click the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de018JdPOps to view a video of Nishant in action.

Don’t miss this world record attempt media opportunity.
Date: 3 April 2011 / 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
World record attempt venue: Chinese Success Media, Action Room, Blk 231 Bain Street, #04-41, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231

SOURCE Memory Vision Pte Ltd.

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April 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm

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10 Million FC2ID Registrants and 10 Billion Monthly Page Views

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LAS VEGAS, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — FC2, Inc. (URLㄩhttp://fc2.com/ ) announced today that the number of the FC2ID registrants broke 10 million and monthly pages views passed 10 billion for the first time since its establishment.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2009/12/03/20091203591671.jpg )

FC2ID

With just one FC2ID, registrants can use various services such as the FC2 Blog, FC2 Video, FC2 Counter and others.

The introduction of the FC2ID started about six years ago and the number of registrants for all available languages (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, French, German and Russian) has now reached the 10 million mark.

Page Views for the FC2 Services

FC2, Inc was established in July 1999 and its services now enjoy 10 billion monthly page views. The page views for our key services, the FC2 blog and FC2 video, are even rising and at the same time it has been putting effort into keeping a stable number of users.

The Company is also retaining the third place for the Japan’s traffic ranking. (http://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/JP, surveyed by Alexa, Feb 2011)

The frequent function enhancements of existing systems have helped increase the number of users of its new services such as the FC2 Knowhow and FC2 SayMove! The multilingualization that started in 2008 is also the primary factor of the Company’s growth.

FC2 Site Data

1 FC2ID users : Approximately 10 million
2 Total PV : Approximately 10 billion/month
3 Sex Ratio : Male 57.0ㄔ/Female 43.0ㄔ
(Surveyed by FC2, Feb 2011)

FC2 will continually strive to create a comfortable environment for users and do its best to meet users’ needs.

About FC2, Inc.:

FC2, Inc., headquartered in Nevada, USA, is a web service company that provides a lot of web services in multiple languages. Established in 1999, it has a non-stop work ethic to provide and improve services. The FC2 Blog is particularly widely used and very popular.

URL:http://fc2.com/
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April 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm

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