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MecklerMedia Announces Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo in Singapore on January 29-30, 2015

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — MecklerMedia Corporation (OTCQX: MECK) announced that theInside Bitcoins Conference and Expo will be taking place at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 29-30, 2015.

The Singapore Inside Bitcoins event will feature two days of conference sessions, keynotes, and an exhibit hall featuring international cryptocurrency and technology organizations.  The conference will provide an overview of the bitcoin landscape and current bitcoin acceptance across the globe.

Speakers include David Moskowitz, Founder, Coin Republic; Tomas Forgac, Founder, Coin of Sale; Zennon Kapron, Managing Director, Kapronasia; Neal R. Blackburn, Co-Founder, Cloud Mining Singapore; and others.

Inside Bitcoins is the largest bitcoin conference series worldwide, hosting 10 events in 7 countries since 2013, with 7 additional shows scheduled through 2015.

To register for the Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo, please visit

If your company is interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at an upcoming Inside Bitcoins event, please

About MecklerMedia:

MecklerMedia (OTCQX: MECK) is the leading producer of global trade shows, conferences, and digital publications covering 3D printing, cryptocurrency, and robotics. MecklerMedia produces more than 25 conferences annually, including Inside 3D Printing, Inside Bitcoins, RoboUniverse, and the 3D Print Design Show. MecklerMedia’s news sites include Inside Bitcoins News and 3D Printing Industry, which provide up-to-date coverage to help drive business forward.

For press inquiries, please contact

Source: MecklerMedia Asia Pacific Limited

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December 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

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Tax, Accounting, and Audit in China 2015 is Released

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BEIJING  /PRNewswire/ — Tax, Accounting, and Audit in China 2015, out now and available for download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore, offers a comprehensive overview of the major taxes that foreign investors are likely to encounter when establishing or operating a business in China as well as other tax-relevant obligations. This concise, detailed, yet pragmatic guide is ideal for CFOs, compliance officers and heads of accounting who must navigate the complex tax and accounting landscape in China in order to effectively manage and strategically plan their China-based operations.

Tax, Accounting, and Audit in China 2015 is out now and available for download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore
Tax, Accounting, and Audit in China 2015 is out now and available for download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore

Taxation permeates business transactions in China, and a strong understanding of tax liabilities enables foreign investors to maximize the tax efficiency of their foreign investment while ensuring full compliance with all tax laws and regulations. This guide provides an overview of taxes for businesses and individuals, and discusses accounting and audit in the Chinese business context.

Tax, Accounting, and Audit in China 2015 covers the following:

  • China’s Tax System
  • China’s Business Taxes
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Accounting, Audit and Tax Compliance
  • International Taxation

Within these topics, the guide discusses China’s tax laws and administration, corporate income tax, value-added tax, and individual income tax calculation methods and applicability. It also covers annual compliance requirements, profits/dividends repatriation and financial due diligence. In the international taxation context, we address such topics as transfer pricing and double taxation treaties.

This practical and easy-to-understand guidebook will be of invaluable use to all executives involved in handling company finances concerning China, including:

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Accounting Managers
  • Tax Specialists

Knowledge, expertise and commentary is contributed by Dezan Shira & Associates, a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia.

For further assistance and support for all your China tax issues, please email or

Nicholas Clement
Associate Director of Marketing and Operations
Dezan Shira & Associates / Asia Briefing Ltd.
Tel: +86-21-6358-8686 * 6910
Mob: +86-159-0219-6712
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December 19, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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SwipeAds among top 5 startups for 2015

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-Australian startup SwipeAds, creator of FunCaptcha, has been named by prominent Australian publication The Age* as one of the “Top 5 Australian Startups” to watch in 2015.

BRISBANE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — John Mactaggart, renowned Queensland investor, when asked by The Age, named FunCaptcha as his top pick. He and fellow Brisbane Angels have financially backed the product which has been launched by SwipeAds, a Brisbane firm, founded and lead by Kevin Gosschalk and Matthew Ford.

FunCaptcha replaces traditional distorted text and image CAPTCHA technologies with a playful visual puzzle that aims to be friendlier, faster and more engaging for websites’ potential customers.

“It’s an absolute pain in the neck trying to type in those weird letters… [FunCaptcha] gamifies it to a large degree…making the captcha business fun,” Mactaggart says.

It’s a big step in the right direction for the CAPTCHA industry, which has seen little movement away from hard to read text and images since its creation over a decade ago.

Gosschalk was thrilled and humbled by the news, saying, “John has been a firm supporter of the product and to have him name us as his top pick for 2015 is very gratifying.”

CAPTCHA is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”.

* The original article can be found here.

About FunCaptcha

FunCaptcha reinvents the human verification test known as CAPTCHA, those much-hated obscure letters and numbers you must type out to prove you’re a human when signing up to a new website. Over 300 million CAPTCHAs are solved each day taking over a million hours to execute. FunCaptcha replaces those with a small gamified visual puzzle which takes 5-7 seconds to solve and not only stops the bots, but also greatly improves user conversions by 20.4% from the old typed-in kind of CAPTCHA. FunCaptcha is free to install and use, can be customized to match a site’s theme, and can even generate revenue for websites by showing optional ads.

Chris Keeling

About SwipeAds

SwipeAds is a privately held Australian based company specializing in the delivery of high-value online and mobile inventory to advertisers. SwipeAds created FunCaptcha, a new type of ad unit, installed on over 20,000 websites and delivering CPMs multiple times the industry average. SwipeAds guarantees human viewability of all ads placed in the FunCaptcha channel, and combines a passion for technology with a resolve to defeat ad fraud, spammers and bots.

Chris Keeling

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December 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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