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Perfect World Officially Launches PWIN Global Investment Program

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BEIJING/PRNewswire/ — At the press conference at the recently concluded 11th China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (“ChinaJoy”), Mr. Robert Xiao, CEO of Perfect World, announced the launch of a global investment program called Perfect World Investment (“PWIN”). PWIN is believed to be the first global gaming investment program launched by a Chinese game developer and it is expected to have a far-reaching impact on the entire gaming industry and on China’s cultural and creative industries.
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The global R&D and operation teams at Perfect World have always focused on delivering the highest quality game content and providing players around the world with the finest entertainment available today. As a leading multi-platform game developer and operator in China, Perfect World has world-class R&D capabilities, an extensive range of domestic and international well-known IPs, as well as a strong track record of exporting games overseas. Since its inception, Perfect World has created more than a dozen of highly-acclaimed online games for players worldwide, and the company is currently expanding into web and mobile games in an effort to offer more great game content. Perfect World has created an integrated global platform with well-established capabilities in R&D, operations, and collaboration with its overseas partners, providing high-quality entertainment to players around the world, and further expanding the popularity of the company’s games on a global scale.
Perfect World is now fully-equipped to launch its global PWIN investment program. Way before the launch of PWIN program, Perfect World had established its own subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe, and Korea, acquired the famous U.S.-based Cryptic Studios, the Japan-based online game operator C&C Media, and the majority stake in the well-known U.S.-based game studio Runic Games, Inc. Leveraging the company’s extensive experience in online game development and operation, as well as the success of Perfect World Import Export (PWIE), a platform that aims to facilitate Chinese online gaming companies with importing or exporting quality games to various markets over the world, the company is committed to providing users worldwide with a world-class entertainment experience. PWIN will primarily focus on mobile game projects, global investments, and global resource allocation. And the company considers mobile games as one of the most important areas of its global strategic focus.
Perfect World will continue to meet the needs of users and deliver high quality content to provide players with the ultimate gaming experiences. As part of its continuous efforts to exploit high-quality gaming resources and seek for mutual-beneficial partners worldwide, the company recently signed memorandums of understanding with China Unicom Broadband Online Limited Corporation and China Mobile Game Base, and expects to initiate more strategic collaborations to achieve smooth and effective joint operations, overseas market expansion, and copyright cooperation. Perfect World’s management believes that mobile games are fast becoming a key area of strategic focus for the company. PWIN will give the company the opportunity to unveil even more favorable opportunities in the mobile gaming sector and to deliver the ultimate mobile gaming experiences to players worldwide.
In the future, Perfect World will continue to deliver products with the best quality, integrate high-quality entertainment resources worldwide, and develop its global R&D and operating capabilities. Aiming to further strengthen its gaming business consisting of client-based games, mobile and browser games, Perfect World will also continue to actively seek for outstanding global investment and partnership opportunities and expand its distribution channel worldwide.
Source: Perfect World Co., Ltd.

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August 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

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Feed Safety and Efficient Livestock Production to Highlight LIVESTOCK PHILIPPINES 2013

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PASAY CITY, Philippines, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Feed safety and its impact on livestock productivity will be the main highlight of LIVESTOCK PHILIPPINES 2013, the country’s official livestock and feed expo which is set to take place on August 7-9, 2013 at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City. Over 200 exhibitors from 20 countries have confirmed participation. The expo will be opened by President Benigno S. Aquino III and attended by no less than 5000 professionals from the livestock, feed, meat processing, and veterinarians not only from the Philippines but throughout ASEAN.

As its initial staging in 2011 gained much prominence in the global agribusiness community, LIVESTOCK PHILIPPINES 2013 will have international pavilions that will gather major stakeholders from Singapore, mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea and the UK. With the theme “Food Security through Feeds Safety”, LIVESTOCK PHILIPPINES 2013 will focus on the daily struggles of farmers in providing cost-efficient healthy feeds for their swine, poultry and ruminants. Moreover, the show’s business-to-business ambiance will be an ideal venue in sealing business transactions between existing and potential trade partners.

Co-located with the event is FEED EXPO 2013 where all aspects of feed management such as feed quality control, manufacturing and processing will be emphasized. FEED EXPO 2013 will also take the spotlight on distinguished organizations with the FEED EXPO INDUSTRY RECOGNITION where companies and personalities will be given recognition for their contribution to the development of the Philippine feed industry. The three-day event will surely delight industry professionals with the broad showcase of advanced machinery and equipment to accommodate the evolving needs of the livestock sector.

Endorsed and supported by the Department of Agriculture, LIVESTOCK PHILIPPINES 2013 is organized by UBM Exhibitions Philippines, a subsidiary of UBM PLC Company. To know more of LIVESTOCK PHILIPPINES 2013, visit www.livestockphilippines.com or contact Michael Blancas at +632-8860348, 8860333, email:michael.blancas@ubm.com

Note to Editors:

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

UBM Asia is part of UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 240 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print, and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,500 staff in more than 40 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, please contact Mr.Michael Blancas at +632-8860348 or emailmichael.blancas@ubm.com.

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August 8, 2013 at 10:56 am

Shine Launches in Apple Stores in US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The much anticipated Misfit Shine, an elegant physical activity monitor and one of the most successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns in history, has officially launched in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong. Shine will be available in Apple Stores in Europe and Australia later this month.

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Shine measures the intensity and duration of your physical activity and provides metrics such as steps taken, distance travelled, and estimated calories burned. Wear it at night to track sleep as well. Shine comes with a clasp and a sport band so you can wear it in a number of different locations. Other accessories available include a leather and metal band and a necklace, that enable you to not only wear Shine anywhere on your body but to any occasion.

Tap Shine and a halo of lights appears to show progress toward your daily goal. Set your goals on the app and then wear Shine anywhere: hip, neck, wrist, shoes, chest, shirt, etc. Super-strong and water resistant to 50 meters, Shine is great for swimming. It is carved out of a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum and is built to last a lifetime. Shine syncs with your iPhone in seconds and is powered by a regular user-replaceable coin cell battery which lasts up to four months – no cables for syncing or charging.

The Shine App, available now on the App Store, allows users to set their personal activity goals and see visual summaries of how they’re doing each day and week-to-week.

Shine is available exclusively at Apple Retail Stores in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong and the Apple Online Store (http://store.apple.com)

A special edition of Shine in red is available at: http://www.MyCokeRewards.com/GetActive as a part of Coca Cola’s “Get the Ball Rolling” initiative in the US. This program aims to inspire more than 3 million Americans to rediscover the joy and fun of being active this summer.

About Misfit
Misfit invents and manufactures highly wearable computing products. The company was founded in 2011 by Sonny Vu with John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi, and Sridhar Iyengar, co-founder and CTO of AgaMatrix.

Misfit product images and videos: http://www.misfitwearables.com/media

Copyright 2013 Misfit Wearables Corporation. All rights reserved.

Media contact:
Sophia Ouyang
souyang[at]misfitwearables[dot]com

Source: Misfit Wearables

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August 8, 2013 at 10:26 am

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Sydney to Host Global Premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Strictly Ballroom The Musical’

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Tickets on Sale: 9am, Monday 12 August (Sydney Time)
SYDNEY/PRNewswire/ — Strictly Ballroom, the much-loved Australian film that inspired the world to dance, will come to life on stage in a brand new musical theatre production that will make its Global Premiere in Sydney, Australia from 25 March 2014.
Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical opens in Sydney, Australia in March 2014. For more information visit http://www.strictlyballroomthemusical.com
Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical opens in Sydney, Australia in March 2014. For more information visit http://www.strictlyballroomthemusical.com
Secured for Sydney by NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell with investment from the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, Strictly Ballroom is the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. Co-written by award winning filmmaker and creative luminary Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom started as a stage play in 1984 before going on to become one of the most successful Australian films of all time.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical will feature the original creative team behind the 1992 film including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, choreographer John O’Connell and co-writer Craig Pearce.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical will feature a score created from original classics from the film including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, and Time After Time, as well as new compositions.
Speaking at a press launch in Sydney this week, Baz Luhrmann said Strictly Ballroom has been an almost thirty year journey – from a small student play to his first motion picture and now a full-blown theatrical stage musical.
“I have often marvelled at how this story, born so long ago, has been in my life for so many years and has managed to touch, move, entertain and uplift so many different people from so many different backgrounds,” he said.
“I think the simple truth is that, despite all the sequins, outrageous hairdos and classic Hollywood musical plotting, the simple message that there isn’t only one way to cha cha cha, and that within us all we have the true potential to dance our steps is something that appeals to all of us.”
Strictly Ballroom The Musical will be produced in Australia by Global Creatures and Bazmark together with the support of Destination New South Wales.
For more information please visit http://www.strictlyballroomthemusical.com. Bookings http://www.ticketmaster.com.au or showbiz.com.au/strictlyballroom
Source: Destination NSW

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August 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

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