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Supermicro(R) Green Computing Solutions from Ultra Servers to MicroBlade Transform Digital Business @ CeBIT, Hannover

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— Exhibits Include Extensive Line of Server, Blade, Storage, and Networking Solutions Optimized for Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud and Embedded Applications

HANNOVER, Germany, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its latest solutions transforming Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud infrastructure to meet demands for higher density and efficiency without compromising on performance. For the most demanding Enterprise applications, the highly innovative architecture of the 1U/2U Ultra SuperServer® offers maximum performance, flexibility, scalability and serviceability with support for dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 (up to 160W), 24x DIMM slots, 4-port 10GBase-T, 10G SFP+, 40G QSFP, up to 10x hot-swap NVMe SSDs, 7x PCI-E 3.0 (x8) expansion slots and intelligent, cold redundant Titanium Level high-efficiency (96%) digital power supplies. For hyperscale Data Center and Cloud environments, the 6U MicroBlade microserver offers a flexible, modular, 28 blade platform supporting a variety of configurations from low-power 112 node Intel® Atom™ C2550 (4-Core, 2.4GHz) or Intel® Atom™ C2750 (8-Core, 2.4GHz), to performance oriented 28 node dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 (up to 14-core, 120W), single E3-1200 v3 or 4th Gen Core i3 (up to 84W) with a new 28x 10GbE downlink and 4x 40GbE QSFP uplink switch module. A newly announced MicroBlade offering an optimal balance of energy-efficiency, performance, and density will support 56 Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 compute nodes with integrated 10GbE.

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Supermicro will showcase its extensive line of SuperServer, SuperBlade, SuperStorage, and Networking solutions including the industry’s widest selection of server-class motherboards for extreme solution customization. Highlights include VMware® certified 4U FatTwin™ VMware® Virtual SAN™ Ready Nodes for Hypervisor-converged storage and 2U TwinPro²™ VMware® EVO:RAIL™ for hyper-converged infrastructure and SDDC, 3U MicroCloud, 7U SuperBlade, Data Center Optimized solutions, High Performance Computing (HPC), Hyper-Speed, SuperStorage, and Embedded solutions.

“Supermicro is transforming digital business with our Green Computing solutions featuring the latest, most advanced acceleration technologies such as hot-swap NVMe, DDR4, 10/40/100G along with cooling architecture innovations and intelligent, cold redundant digital power supplies to deliver maximum compute performance and density with minimum power consumption,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our unrivaled range of products enables lowest TCO with perfectly matched solutions, optimized for any scale application. Combined with our system design expertise, time-to-market advantages and Global expansion of service and support networks, Supermicro is driving the future of computing with total end-to-end solutions.”

Supermicro® Green Computing Solution Exhibit Highlights

  • 1U/2U Ultra Series SuperServers — maximum performance, flexibility, scalability and serviceability for the most demanding scale out, virtualization applications in Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud environments. Supports dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 (up to 36 cores, 160W TDP), up to 1.5TB of memory in 24x DIMMs, SATA3 with optional SAS3, up to 10x 2.5″ hot-swap NVMe drives in 1U for increased storage bandwidth and serviceability, and energy efficient Titanium Level high-efficiency (96%+) digital power supplies. Offers 1G, 10GBASE-T, 10G SFP+, 40G, and InfiniBand options and up to 4x add-on cards in 1U and up to 8x add-on cards in 2U (SYS-1028U-TNR4T+, SYS-1028U-TN10RT+, SYS-2028U-E1CNR4T+)
  • 6U MicroBlade — 28x-112x compute nodes in high-density 6U microserver chassis. Supports low power Intel® Atom™, 4th Gen Core™ and performance oriented Xeon E3-1200 v3, E5-2600 v3 and coming D-1500 processors. Two network module options include a 4x 2.5/1GbE switch with 2x 40GbE QSFP uplinks or 8x 10GbE SFP+ uplinks or a second option, 2x 10GbE switch with 4x 40GbE QSFP uplinks per enclosure. Features redundant 2000W Titanium Level High Efficiency (96%) digital power supplies and up to 96% cable reduction compared to 1U servers (MBI-6128R-T2/-T2X, MBI-6118D-T2(H)/-T4(H), MBI-6418A-T7H/-T5H, coming soon MBI-6218G-T41X)
  • 7U SuperBlade — advantages include maximum density, affordability, reduced management costs, lower power consumption, optimal ROI, and high scalability. Modules support latest Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 and are available in TwinBlade®, GPU/Xeon Phi Blade, Storage Blade with NVMe support, Data Center Blade, PCI-E Blade and 4-Way Blade (Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2) solutions. Chassis feature industry’s only hot-swap NVMe solutions, hot-plug switch modules supporting Infiniband FDR/QDR, FC/FCoE, Layer 2/3 1/10 GbE, chassis management module (CMM) and redundant 3000W/2500W/1620W (3+1), hot-swap Platinum Level digital power supplies  (SBI-7128RG-X/F/F2, SBI-7228R-T2F/T2F2/T2X, SBI-7128R-C6(N), SBI-7428R-T3/C3(N), SBI-7147R-S4F/S4X, SBI-7127RG3)
  • 3U MicroCloud — High-density, energy efficient modular MicroCloud is available in various configurations to support a wide range of applications in Cloud Computing, Web Hosting, Video Streaming and CDN applications. 24-node systems support Intel® Atom processors C2750 (20w, 8-Core), Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3, 12-node systems support Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3/v2 and AMD Opteron™ 3000 series (65W 8/4 Cores), and 8-node systems support Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 (up to 130W), Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 and Intel® 4th Gen Core™ i3, Intel® Celeron®, and Intel® Pentium®
  • VMware® Certified Solutions — 4U FatTwin™ (SYS-F628R3-RTB) Virtual SAN™ Solutions targeted at a multitude of use cases in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Tier 2/3 production workload and disaster recovery environments supporting up to 400 VMs, 2U TwinPro²™ (SYS-2028TP-VRL001) EVO:RAIL Solutions offer a complete Hyper-converged Infrastructure Appliance combining the optimal balance of CPU, memory, SSD, NVMe and 10GbE resources into a single 2U, 4-node form factor to create a simple, easy-to-deploy building block for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
  • Data Center Optimized (DCO) — supports up to: 1TB of DDR4, 2133MHz memory in 16x DIMMs, 4 add-on cards including SAS mezzanine card, 10x SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) ports, up to 2x GbE LAN, 4 internal NVMe ports, and an improved thermal architecture that utilizes power efficient components, offset processors that help eliminate CPU preheating, and highest-efficiency power supplies to allow higher operating temperatures (SYS-6018R-MTR, SYS-6018R-TDTP, SYS-6018R-TDW)
  • 1U/2U WIO SuperServers — cost-effective, flexible platforms offering a wide range of I/O options via riser card expansion to optimize storage and networking alternatives for applications in general purpose, ERP/MRP, and Network, Security environments (SYS-1028R-WMRT, SYS-1028R-WC1R, SYS-5038AD-iL)
  • NVIDIA® GPU/Intel® Xeon Phi™ — 1U/2U/3U/4U/Tower/Blade platforms that support massive parallel processing in CPU/GPU hybrid solutions optimized for extreme density and scalability in HPC and Supercomputing applications. (SYS-1028GR-TR, SYS-5018GR-T)
  • 1U Hyper-Speed — Supermicro Hyper-Speed solutions deliver world-record performance with compute speed and memory bandwidth capabilities while providing enterprise class reliability for mission critical applications. Built upon the X10DRU-X and X10DAX series motherboards, Supermicro is able to enhance the highest performance Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (165W+) processors and DDR4 with its proprietary Hyper-Speed hardware acceleration technology, and the industry’s only hot-swap NVMe solutions achieving application performance improvements up to 78% faster than the previous generation. (SYS-1028UX-CR-LL1)
  • 4U 4-Way — (SYS-8048B-TRFT/SYS-4048B-TRFT) Supports quad Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800 v2/E7-4800 v2, up to 6TB DDR3 1600MHz ECC RDIMMs and LRDIMMs in 96x DIMM slots, 24x 3.5″ hot-swap SAS2/SATA3 HDDs (8048B) or 24x 2.5″ hot-swap 12Gb/s SAS3/SATA3 HDD or SSD; 48x 2.5″ Hot-swap HDD/SSD option (4048B), 2x RJ45 10GBase-T ports plus 1x dedicated LAN port for IPMI on AOM up to 4x 1620W Redundant (N+1) Platinum Level (95%+) power supplies.
  • SuperStorage — 2U/3U/4U form factors, each server capable of supporting up to 7 PCI expansion slots and Supermicro’s wide line of DP and UP motherboards. SC847D Double-Sided Storage® JBOD chassis supports up to 90 hot-swap 3.5″ storage bays in 4U (CSE-847DE26-R2K02JBOD)
  • SuperWorkstations — 4U/Tower/Desktop systems optimized for workloads ranging from general purpose desktop computing to extreme performance 3D design/visualization, CAD/CAM/CAE, Gas and Oil exploration, medical imaging, and simulation (SYS-7048GR-TR, SYS-7048R-C1RT4+)
  • Embedded Solutions — Supermicro provides the widest selection of Embedded Building Block Solutions offering compact, low-power, long-life platforms optimized for a wide range of applications in Communications/Storage/Networking/Iot Appliances, Digital Signage, Digital Security and Surveillance, Gaming and Entertainment, Industrial Automation, Medical Instrumentation and Devices, and Defense/Aerospace (SYS-5018D-FN4T, SYS-5028D-TN4T, SYS-5018A-FTN4, SYS-E200-8B, SYS-E100-8Q, SYS-5028A-TN4, SYS-5018A-TN7B, SYS-1018L-MP, X10SDV-TLN4F, CSE-514-R400C, CSE-721TQ-250B, CSE-504-203B, CSE-101S)
  • A+ AMD Solutions — Optimized for 16/12/8/4-Core AMD Opteron™ 6000/4000/3000 Series processors and based on the AMD SR56x0 / SP5100 chipset, these Supermicro solutions boost I/O performance with PCI-Express 2.0 to double throughput, increase performance and reduce power with DDR3 memory, and also reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) with high levels of integration and energy-efficient components. (2042G-LTRF NUMAScale, AS-1122G-URF4+, AS-3012MA-H12TRF, AS-1022TC-TF)
  • Top of Rack Network Switches — Enterprise-class Layer2/Layer3 top-of-rack switches available in a variety of 1/10GbE configurations to meet any scale Enterprise or Data Center application; 52-Port (48x10GbE SFP+/4x 40GbE QSFP) (SSE-X3348S), 24-Port (SFP+) (SSE-X24S/SR), 48-Port (RJ45) (SSE-G48-TG4), 24-Port (RJ45) (SSE-G24-TG4)
  • Server Management Software — Server Management Software: Supermicro Server Manager (SSM) manages wide portfolio of Supermicro servers deployed across datacenters and enables remote health monitoring, power management and firmware upgrades with a single console. SSM through automation capabilities such as REST API and CLI accelerates deployment and maintenance of servers from independent nodes to Hyperscale clusters. SSM is also packaged with Supermicro Power Manager (SPM) that can manage power on heterogeneous server vendor products and Supermicro Update Manager (SUM) that provides strong CLI interfaces for firmware upgrades.
  • Single (UP) Dual (DP) and Multi (MP) Processor Motherboards — Industry’s absolute widest selection of Intel® and AMD server-grade motherboards optimized for any scale server/storage application.

Visit Supermicro at CeBIT 2015 in Hannover, Germany, March 16th through the 20th at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hall 2, Stand B52 (C58). For more information on Supermicro’s complete range of high performance, high-efficiency Server, Blade, Storage and Networking solutions, visit www.supermicro.com.

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:SMCI

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March 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm

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Pepsi(R) Challenges Darkness to Bring Light to Communities in Need with the Pepsi x Liter of Light “Ignite The Light” Tour

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— First Global Challenge & Tour Stop Features Art Installation By World-Renowned Fashion Designer & Creative Director Nicola Formichetti in Hong Kong

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — #PEPSICHALLENGE — Pepsi® today challenges people worldwide to shine a light on those who live in darkness. As the first global initiative in its 2015 Pepsi® Challenge™ program, the iconic brand announces the Pepsi x Liter of Light “Ignite the Light” Tour — an international journey of creative, large-scale, mixed media art installations created by artists from around the world who will bring attention to communities that lack electricity and basic lighting solutions.

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In partnership with the Liter of Light organization and world-renowned fashion designer, creative director and fashion editor widely known for collaborations with Diesel and Lady Gaga, Nicola Formichetti, Pepsi reveals the first “Ignite the Light” installation in Hong Kong. Unveiled on March 15th and open to the public for a limited time at the PMQ Courtyard, Formichetti’s piece titled “Ao Dress” is a physical example of the symbiotic relationship between light and material.

“It’s important that the fashion and art industries work hand in hand and help each other, as each world now collides. I’m very much inspired by the art world mixing with my fashion angle, so it’s exciting to be able to have a hand in both through the Pepsi x Liter of Light ‘Ignite the Light’ Tour,” said Formichetti. “For my piece, ‘Ao Dress,’ I was inspired by Mother Nature — the embodiment of renewal, birth and the light of infinite possibility. What could be better than repurposing Pepsi bottles into something that helps people who go without the most basic of human needs, such as electricity and light. Pepsi is literally helping bring people out of the darkness and into the light, and that is something I can stand behind with conviction.”

“Ao Dress” is an out-of-this-world gown with body architecture crafted from light and Pepsi bottles. Inspired by “Ao” the Goddess of Light, the truly alchemistical fashion spectacle observes the beautiful nature of the liquid diffused glow of Liter of Light solar lights and creates a futuristic silhouette that stands as a celebration of the project. Formichetti’s team collaborated with fashion and technology company Studio XO and production company Prettybird to bring his vision to life.

“Through the ‘Ignite the Light’ Tour with Liter of Light, we’re infusing the fun and excitement of the Pepsi Challenge with a focused purpose — helping our consumers around the world achieve their desire to make an impact,” saidKristin Patrick, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Global Beverage Brands. “Our work with Liter of Light is the connective tissue throughout the Pepsi Challenge program and we’re challenging ourselves, our artist partners and our consumers to draw attention to this vital need. To act and to make a real difference.”

Pepsi Challenge is a call to today’s generations to live life to the fullest and make every moment–big or small–epic. Throughout 2015, Pepsi Challenge unleashes a variety of global and local challenges designed to galvanize consumers to push themselves farther, dream a little bigger and “Live for Now.” Challenges will be issued on Pepsi social channels, PepsiChallenge.com and via global and local ambassadors.

Underpinning and uniting each and every #PepsiChallenge is a way for people around the world to make an impact. Through the partnership with Liter of Light, Pepsi will bring cost effective solar lighting solutions to communities in need while recycling plastic bottles. Every time consumers around the world use the #PepsiChallenge hash tag on public Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube profiles, Pepsi will donate $1 to Liter of Light to help bring environmentally-friendly, inexpensive and easy to make lights to those around the world who need it most.

To date, Liter of Light has provided ecologically-sustainable lighting solutions, including nighttime lighting solutions and public lighting such as street lights, to more than 18 countries including Brazil, India, Kenya,Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Egypt, Pakistan and the Philippines. Using empty recycled plastic bottles, water and chlorine, Liter of Light creates innovative “bottle lights” — a 55-watt solar bulb, with zero carbon emissions, that refracts sunlight and is powerful enough to light up a home.

“Light is not only a great need, but also a great inspiration, for so many,” said Illac Diaz, Liter of Light Founder. “The Pepsi Challenge program and its ‘Ignite the Light’ global challenge sheds light on our great mission in inspiring, beautiful and visually stunning ways — both physically with the artistic light installations around the world, as well as the great impact and movement made through our partnership with Pepsi.”

As a global ambassador for the Pepsi Challenge, Formichetti has challenged select artists around the world to take his lit torch and create the next “Ignite the Light” installation. Up to five “Ignite the Light” installations will be unveiled throughout the year around the world. Visit www.PepsiChallenge.com for more information.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2014, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth in shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

Source: PepsiCo

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March 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm

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Flight Centre select SaaSplaza to power Microsoft’s leading ERP product on Microsoft Azure

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SAN DIEGO and SINGAPORE and AMSTERDAM and BRISBANE, Australia, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 22,000 user implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX by SaaSplaza, Microsoft and Datacon for Flight Centre will be the largest deployment on Microsoft Azure.

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SaaSplaza will implement and manage the ERP workloads on Azure, connecting Flight Centre staff around the world with a travel application based on Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Flight Centre Group CIO Peter Wataman explains why they chose SaaSplaza Azure Services:

“SaaSplaza was selected to provide their AX Management Services to Flight Centre for three main reasons. They have extensive knowledge of delivering Dynamics on Azure, proven experience in managing AX, and they are very comfortable working in collaboration with Dynamics ISVs to manage integrated solutions. For a project of this scale and complexity we need these skills and experience,” says Mr. Wataman.

Flight Centre Travel Group, headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, is one of the largest Travel Agency networks in the world. They operate more than 1500 stores worldwide in more than a dozen countries, with annual revenues of more than USD $13 billion.

The diversity of their geographic requirements means the company will utilise SaaSplaza Azure Services from multiple Azure locations, including Australia, the United States and Europe.

“When a business the size of Flight Centre moves to the Microsoft Cloud, it sends a strong signal to similar enterprises. Their decision means other businesses should look seriously at running ERP workloads in the cloud,” says Herb Prooy, SaaSplaza Founder and APAC Director.

Learn more about SaaSplaza Azure Services at www.dynamicsonazure.com.

Microsoft Dynamics AX, NAV and GP customers now have a more straightforward choice between choosing Azure or an on-premise solution. They can thoroughly test and move their production ERP workloads to Azure with confidence and peace of mind, and take advantage of any Azure consumption benefits that may be part of their licensing agreements.

SaaSplaza CEO Berend-Jan van Maanen explains that flexibility is also a key feature of SaaSplaza’s Azure services.

“We can provide the Azure solution and integrated Dynamics services together, or integrate our Dynamics Services for Enterprise customers with their own Azure solution.”

About SaaSplaza

SaaSplaza is the leading Cloud Systems Integrator for Microsoft Dynamics, delivering Cloud Dynamics on Microsoft Azure and Private Cloud across the globe for our network of Microsoft Partners and enterprise customers. Learn more at www.saasplaza.com

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March 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm

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ViewQwest’s 2Gbps Fiber Broadband Now Commercially Available in Singapore, First in the World Outside of Japan

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— Leads Singapore Internet Service Providers to launch 2Gbps fiber broadband residential plan
— ViewQwest offers fastest residential Internet connectivity in Singapore

SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — ViewQwest, Singapore’s premium boutique Internet Service Provider, today announced the commercial availability of 2Gbps fiber broadband — the first in the world outside ofJapan, and the fastest residential Internet connectivity in Singapore.

A trial of the 2Gbps fiber broadband implementation was held from November 2014 with a select group of 50 customers. Based on the trial feedback, ViewQwest developed a methodology to provision the 2Gbps fiber broadband service to customers with different setups, enabling customers to plug-and-play their routers and devices without needing to worry about configurations.

“Consumers are increasingly using their home networks for higher bandwidth activities — from downloading large files to streaming TV shows to even running their own businesses from home. We hear them, we understand how they use the Internet, and we want to offer them the fastest residential Internet connectivity available in the world. I am proud that my team has developed a plug-and-play methodology, enabling us to scale from our limited trials to being able to offer 2Gbps to all consumers in Singapore,” said Vignesa Moorthy, CEO, ViewQwest.

New 2Gbps fiber broadband price plans

The new ViewQwest 2Gbps Fibernet broadband bundle is available in single network and multi-network options.

Bundles continue to include ViewQwest’s Freedom VPN, which opens up a world of home entertainment, allowing consumers access to geo-restricted international streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, PPTV, Viki, BBC iPlayer, ITV and Tonton.

Also included in the bundles are free gifts such as ViewQwest TV, an Android-based media player that connects the TV to the Internet, and add-ons like OneVoice, a residential fixed line that gives you free unlimited incoming and outgoing local calls.

Consumers can now choose ViewQwest Fibernet broadband bundles that offer faster Internet speeds and incredible home entertainment value at more competitive prices than before.

The new ViewQwest Fibernet broadband bundles are:

  • ViewQwest 2Gbps Fibernet Bundle, Single Network — $89.95 per month
    • This is the default package
    • Provides the incredible power of 2Gbps bandwidth to the household
    • Perfect for households that have multiple devices with high bandwidth usage
    • Makes sharing of files/pictures/videos between your home’s devices simple and easy
    • Seamless and easy setup
    • Comes with:
      • 3 Months Free Freedom VPN
      • Free ViewQwest TV
      • Free modem/ router rental
      • Optional OneVoice residential phone line
  • ViewQwest 2Gbps Fibernet Bundle, Multi-Network — $99.95 per month
    • Provides the incredible power of 2Gbps bandwidth to the household
    • Allows users to setup two networks within their household, giving the user greater control over their home’s internet setup, for example:
      • First network dedicated to high bandwidth tasks such as gaming or data transfer, while second network is kept uncongested and free for daily tasks (surfing, streaming TV shows, etc)
      • First network dedicated to critical work or business for the home office, while second network is available for daily tasks (surfing, streaming TV shows, gaming, etc)
    • Each network will not interfere with the other, giving users greater security and stability
    • Easily setup networks in different parts of the house for extended Wi-Fi coverage
    • Highly tech-savvy users can use enterprise-grade routing equipment to combine these two networks into a single 2Gbps connection for one PC
    • Comes with:
      • 3 Months Free Freedom VPN
      • Free ViewQwest TV
      • Free modem rental
      • Optional OneVoice residential phone line

All existing 1Gbps ViewQwest subscribers can re-contract free of charge to either of the 2Gbps plans. The 2Gbps plans will be publicly available from 16 March 2015.

In addition to the abovementioned 2Gbps bundles, ViewQwest continues to offer the existing Freedom VPN 600Mbps Bundle at $65 per month.

Members of the public can sign up for all ViewQwest plans via the ViewQwest website (www.viewqwest.com), the ViewQwest experiential booth at Sim Lim Square Level 1 and ViewQwest authorised resellers.

IT Show promotions

Consumers will be able sign up and try first-hand the possibilities of 2Gbps fiber broadband at the ViewQwest Booth at the IT Show, from 19 to 22 March 2015, at Suntec Convention Centre, level 4.

ViewQwest promotions for IT Show 2015:

  • New subscribers to the Freedom VPN 600Mbps Bundle will receive as free speedboost to 1Gbps for six months
  • New subscribers to ViewQwest plans can also choose one of the following:
    • Free Amazon Fire HD 7 tablet (8GB), or
    • Free ASUS RT-AC56S router, or
    • Xbox One with Kinect Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle, with a top-up of $599*

*Promotion valid until 31 March 2015, or while stocks last

About ViewQwest

ViewQwest is a Singapore Internet Service Provider (ISP) established in 2001 with a commercial and residential client base. Our core mission is to deliver an unparalleled service to each and every customer, and we have an unwavering commitment to deliver on our promises. As a Facilities Based Operator (FBO), we own cable systems between Singapore and Malaysia, as well as our own undersea cable between Singapore and Indonesia. ViewQwest challenges accepted norms and has a history of innovation over the past decade. We introduced services such as Freedom VPN to allow users to unblock popular streaming websites in select regions, established Points-of-Presence (PoP) in New York and Los Angeles for better connectivity to USA, and was the first Singaporean ISP to employ Latency Based Routing technology.

Media contact:

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sumin.sng@edelman.com

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March 17, 2015 at 3:19 pm

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HongKong.com and Taiwan.com Domain Names Listed for Sale

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— Domain Holdings announces exclusive listing of HongKong.com and Taiwan.com domain names

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Domain Holdings Group, Inc. (http://www.domainholdings.com), an industry-leading domain name brokerage firm specializing in the representation and acquisition of premium domain names, today announced the super-premium domain namesHongKong.com and Taiwan.com are now exclusively for sale by its brokerage team.

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“HongKong.com and Taiwan.com are 2 of the most important domains to both commerce and tourism in Asia,”said Alan Dunn, Managing Director of Domain Holdings Group. “And today marks the first time in over 20 years these assets are available for sale.”

According to the Wealth-X and UBS World Ultra Wealth Report for 2013 Hong Kong has become the largest recipient from the diversification of assets by mainland Chinese Ultra High Net Worth individuals. The opportunity to own these domains has a very short window but the successful buyers will gain a global brand for two of the most valuable economies in the world.

“Over the last two years the China market has become a dominant investor in domain names and we expect these domains to fetch near record prices,” said Mark Daniel, Director of Business Development for Domain Holdings Group.

For more information, or if you are interested in HongKong.com or Taiwan.com, please contact Mark Daniel at +1-561-634-7349 or mark@domainholdings.com.

About Domain Holdings

Domain Holdings Group, Inc. (DH) is an industry leading domain name brokerage firm specializing in the representation and acquisition of premium domain names.

Based in Delray Beach, Florida, Domain Holdings Group, Inc. was founded by a group of leading internet marketing experts whose domain industry experience dates back to 1995. The company’s award-winning, distinguished management team retains over 75 years of combined experience working with a multitude of industry-defining organizations including Advertising.com, Mail.com and America Online (AOL).

The Domain Holdings brokerage team has assisted company’s globally secure domain names, websites and other digital intellectual property. Clients include many well-known brands including Wickr, Mark Cuban Companies, Match.com, Liberty Tax, Astoria Federal Savings, Envivo Pharmaceuticals, Web.com and more.

In 2014, Domain Holdings brokered over $30 Million in transactions leading the industry in many key metrics including the amount of end user sales. For more information on the services of Domain Holdings, please contact us.

Source: Domain Holdings Group, Inc.

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March 17, 2015 at 3:16 pm

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Philips spotlights IntelliSpace Cardiovascular image and information management solution at the American College of Cardiology Conference

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–A connected cardiology solution that features Advanced Analytics and Diagnostic Guidance
–Provides physicians with the sophisticated tools to access, analyze and share cardiovascular images and information anytime, from virtually anywhere.

SAN DIEGO, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced the launch of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, a web-enabled image and information management system (CVIS) with a single integrated workspace that produces a holistic view of the patient’s care continuum across the entire cardiovascular service line. The new solution provides cardiologists with sophisticated tools for diagnosis and planning of patient cardiovascular care.

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“The new era of value-based care and population health management is requiring cardiologists to collaborate and share information more readily with other care team members across various care settings,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, Philips. “IntelliSpace Cardiovascular marks the next generation of cardiology imaging and innovation, serving as a layer of interoperability that allows all care team members to access data and sophisticated clinical applications within one workspace.”

Improving interoperability to enhance collaboration
By centralizing patient data from different areas of the hospital, IntelliSpace Cardiovascular helps facilitate a streamlined workflow and improve patient care. The new way information is displayed allows all care team members to view the patient’s history spanning diagnosis, treatment and therapy, fostering collaboration and potentially eliminating unnecessary and repetitive tests.

IntelliSpace Cardiovascular offers a suite of interoperable clinical modules designed to help improve workflow across the entire cardiovascular service line from virtually anywhere. Built-in echocardiography reporting features give cardiologists the ability to identify and eliminate inaccuracies within reports.

Guiding diagnostics through advanced analytics
Population health management is a challenge that requires access to a broad spectrum of data, including discrete information about a patient’s condition. IntelliSpace Cardiovascular includes built-in tools for analytics, which compile data into searchable and manageable information for physicians, administrators and researchers. The analytic capabilities provide insight into operational efficiency, productivity and population health, allowing care team members to focus more of their time on delivering the best possible patient care.

Philips will be featuring IntelliSpace Cardiovascular at the American College of Cardiology Conference in their booth #137.

For more information on the new Philips portfolio of solutions, visit www.philips.com/IntelliSpaceCardiovascularand follow the #ACC15 conversation via @Philips and @PhilipsHealth

For further information, please contact:
Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Press Office
Tel: +1 978-659-2638
Mobile: +1 978-221-8919
Email: kathy.oreilly@philips.com
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

Sabine Detiger
Philips Healthcare Informatics Communications
(mobile) +31 (0)6 15043894
Sabine.detiger@philips.com
Twitter: @sabinedetiger

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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March 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm

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Flyer Preferences: Savings Matter More Than Movies, Meals In APAC

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-Expedia’s 2015 LCC Airline Index Reveals Asia-Pacific Travellers’ Attitudes Towards Low Cost Carriers; Asia-Pacific Travellers More Likely to Give Up Bathroom Privileges Than Carry-on Luggage

SINGAPORE, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Expedia group’s Global Tour & Transport team released the latest results of its Low Cost Carrier (LCC) Airline Index, a study conducted by Northstar that examined Asia-Pacific travellers’ attitudes towards LCCs. Spurred by LCC growth, supply in Asia-Pacific is expected to increase by 9.5% year-on-year during March 2015*, great news for the 94% of travellers willing to sacrifice perks to save money, according to the study.

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The Expedia 2015 Asia-Pacific LCC Airline Index polled approximately 3,200 travellers in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan, expanding on Expedia’s 2014 Western European LCC Airline Index studying the tradeoffs between fares and frills. The survey examined perceptions regarding customer service and perks between LCCs and traditional carriers and asked about which sacrifices travellers were most willing to make to save money. What factors were travellers most likely to consider in choosing an LLC? And what do travellers do with the savings? According to the study, the most important deciding factor when choosing a carrier is the airline’s safety track record.

Men are slightly more willing to sacrifice amenities such as pillows and blankets, free checked luggage and bathroom privileges to save on fares. In addition to gender, younger fliers (under 35) believe giving up legroom and carry-on luggage makes the most sense versus fliers that are 55+ and willing to forgo full-meal service to keep fuller pockets.

No Movies Needed

More than half (56%) of Asia-Pacific travellers were willing to give up in-flight entertainment to save money, followed closely by full meal service (49%) and pillows and blankets (48%). Travellers in Asia-Pacific ranked legroom, bathroom privileges and carry-on items as the amenities they would be least likely to give up to save money.

In-flight Entertainment

56%

Full Meal Service

49%

Pillows and Blankets

48%

Snacks and Beverages

47%

Ability to Choose Seat in Advance

44%

Free Checked Luggage

22%

Legroom

21%

Bathroom Privileges

19%

Carry-on Luggage

17%

To Go or Not to Go

The complete list shows that travellers in Asia-Pacific rank their carry-ons as more important than bathroom privileges. Those deeming toilet time least important were Malaysian travellers, with nearly half (47%) saying they would give up an airplane bathroom to save. Travellers in Japan placed the highest priority on bathroom privileges, with only 2% willing to sacrifice them to save money.

Asia-Pacific fliers (76%) are willing to accept a slightly lower level of customer service from an airline to save money. Travellers in Thailand were most agreeable to this tradeoff (93%), followed closely by those in Hong Kong(91%). Travellers in the Philippines are least likely to sacrifice service to save (56%), with travellers from India not far behind (59%).

Shorter is Better

It’s not just legroom that matters – flight length is also important to Asia-Pacific fliers, with most willing to consider a LCC for a weekend getaway (51%). Asia-Pacific travellers are least likely to choose LCCs for long-haul (6+ hours) and honeymoon flights. Slightly more than a third of those surveyed would consider a LCC for a flight up to 3 hours. For a flight approaching five hours that figure drops to 23%, and tumbles to 7% for a flight up to eight hours long. Only 1% of study participants would fly a LCC up to 16 hours. Younger fliers expressed more willingness to fly longer on a LCC, with 35% of fliers under 35 willing to fly more than three hours, versus 27% among those 55 and older.

Trading Air Savings for Hotel Splurges

Almost half (46%) of Asia-Pacific travellers agree when booking a flight on a LCC they spend more money on a hotel. This is particularly true among travellers from Taiwan (71%) and Thailand (62%), as well as those under the age of 35 (53%). Across Asia-Pacific, Malaysian travellers were the most likely to use LCCs.

The study found that Asia-Pacific travellers are well-educated on ways to save, with one-third (32%) of those surveyed reporting that they often or always book their hotel and flight together as a package booking. This is most common among travellers in Taiwan (53%) and South Korea (45%). Another study by Expedia on airline pricing trends showed that travellers booking flights and hotel or car together can save up to $540 USD across all destinations.

For country specific results of the Expedia 2015 Asia-Pacific LCC Airline Index, click here.

About the Study

This study was conducted on behalf of Expedia by Northstar, a globally integrated strategic insights consulting firm. The study was conducted among 3,263 adults aged 18 years of age and older in Australia, New Zealand,Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan who have flown in the past two years. Surveys were completed online from February 13 to 22, 2015 using the Kantar-owned GMI (Global Market Insite) and Lightspeed Research amalgamated group of panels. Sampling quotas and weighting were used to ensure the sample is representative of the APAC countries represented in terms of age and gender. Assuming a probability sample, the margin of error would be +/-1.7 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

About the Expedia group

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) is one of the world’s largest travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes leading online travel brands, such as:

  • Expedia.com®, the world’s largest full service online travel agency with localized sites in 31 countries
  • Hotels.com®, the hotel specialist with localized sites in more than 60 countries
  • Hotwire®, a leading discount travel site that offers opaque deals in 12 countries throughout North America,Europe and Asia
  • Travelocity®, a pioneer in online travel and a leading online travel agency in the US and Canada
  • Egencia®, the world’s fifth largest corporate travel management company
  • eLong™, a leading mobile and online travel service provider in China
  • Venere.com™, an online hotel reservation specialist in Europe
  • trivago®, a leading online hotel metasearch company with sites in 49 countries
  • Wotif Group, a leading operator of travel brands in the Asia-Pacific region, including Wotif.com®, lastminute.com.au®, travel.com.au, Asia Web Direct®, LateStays.com, GoDo.com.au and Arnold Travel Technology
  • Expedia Local Expert®, a provider of online and in-market concierge services, activities, experiences and ground transportation in hundreds of destinations worldwide
  • Classic Vacations®, a top luxury travel specialist
  • Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, a provider of exceptional value and expert advice for travellers booking cruises and vacations through its network of 180 franchise locations across North America
  • CarRentals.com™, the premier car rental booking company on the web

The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market consumers through Expedia® Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world’s leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia® Affiliate Network. For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.com or follow us on Twitter @expediainc.

About Expedia Global Tour & Transport

The Expedia group Global Tour & Transport team supports global, integrated strategies for air, car, package, rail, cruise and insurance products for Expedia, Travelocity, Wotif Group, Hotwire and Expedia CruiseShipCenters. In addition, the team manages Expedia’s relationships with 400+ airlines and connectivity partners, and dozens of car rental companies and cruise lines helping them efficiently reach the 60+ million consumers shopping within Expedia’s trusted travel brand portfolio.

About Northstar

Northstar is a strategic marketing insights and consulting firm that aligns leading edge, customized research techniques and cultural context with proprietary and proven strategic marketing frameworks and models to drive insights to impact. Northstar’s suite of services relate to the most critical elements of brand, customer and marketing strategy, with sector expertise in travel and tourism, retail, automotive, CPG, food & beverage, financial services, pharma / health care, transportation and fashion / luxury. For more information, please go towww.northstarhub.com.

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March 17, 2015 at 2:31 pm

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The United Nations And MixRadio To Celebrate International Day Of Happiness

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NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, a host of superstars have teamed up with the United Nations and the world’s most personalised music streaming service, MixRadio, to launch the #HappySoundsLike campaign to mark International Day of Happiness.

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Music has the power to spread happiness and inspire solidarity and hope for a better tomorrow. Recognizing this, United Nations Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors, along with international artists such as Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, John Legend and James Blunt, amongst others, have contributed to create the world’s happiest playlist, launching on March 20th, International Day of Happiness.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “The United Nations is happy to be partnering with MixRadio to raise awareness of the International Day of Happiness. On this day we are using the universal language of music to show solidarity with the millions of people around the world suffering from poverty, human rights abuses, humanitarian crises and the effects of environmental degradation and climate change.” Ban designated Wonder a UN Messenger of Peace in 2010 to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities worldwide, and nominated his “Signed Sealed Delivered” to the playlist.”

Fronted by singer/songwriter Cody Simpson, the weeklong #HappySoundsLike campaign will reach a high note at the end of this week with an inspirational, international playlist created by artists, and thoughtful listeners worldwide.

Music fans can post the song that makes them the happiest with the hashtag #HappySoundsLike. On Friday March 20th, Cody Simpson will spotlight five track submissions to be included within the official playlist.

Cody Simpson, comments, “I am really pleased to be part of such an amazing campaign to raise awareness of International Day of Happiness.

“I hope everyone gets behind the day and shares the track that makes them happiest! I will be choosing five tracks the general public suggest to be part of the official playlist, #HappySoundsLike, launching on Friday 20th March for you to all listen to.”

Jyrki Rosenberg, Head of MixRadio, said, “This year, to celebrate and raise awareness of International Day of Happiness, MixRadio is privileged to have partnered with the United Nations.

“We hope the general public follow in the steps of the host of global stars and share the track that makes them happiest. On March 20, #HappySoundsLike will launch and we hope it brings a smile to faces around the world.”

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, International Day of Happiness acknowledges that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal”. In its 70thanniversary year, the UN will be undertaking several campaigns to help achieve this goal.

The campaign officially launches with the release of a global video, featuring a host of the stars singing along to raise awareness of the campaign.

Watch the video at www.happysoundslike.com.

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March 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm

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Micrel Introduces Configurable and Programmable PMICs With Advanced Power Architecture For Consumer, Industrial Applications

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PRNewswire/ — Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in high-performance Linear and Power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, today introduced the MIC7400/MIC7401, a new family of highly integrated and configurable power-management IC (PMIC) solutions featuring six independent DC/DC regulators. Available in a small 4.5mm x 4.5mm FQFN package, this product family provides one of the industry’s highest power density solutions with total solution size of 12mm x 8mm x 1mm. The MIC7400/MIC7401 combine a total of five independent 3A synchronous buck converters, an independent 200mA non-synchronous boost converter, and numerous programmable features, providing a highly flexible power solution. The device is targeted at SSDs and a growing number of applications deploying processors and SOCs, including smart-home and internet-of-things (IoT) devices. The devices are available in volume quantities with 10,000 quantity pricing starting at $4.09. Samples can be ordered on line at: http://www.samplecomponents.com/scripts/samplecenter.dll?micrel.

“End product design requirements continue to change with power requirements varying during product development while there is constant pressure on product designers to reduce board space,” noted Brian Hedayati, vice president of marketing for high performance linear and power solutions at Micrel. “Micrel’s configurable PMIC provides a flexible solution that allows instantaneous adjustments for requirement changes thereby reducing design cycle time and time to market. The MIC7400/MIC7401 power architecture allows designers to enhance system efficiency across a range of power modes.”

The devices are configurable via an I2C interface and an internal EEPROM. These highly configurable power management devices offer dynamic output voltage scaling, normal and standby modes, and start-up power sequencing order and delays. Utilizing only 200 microamperes of quiescent current in normal mode, the MIC7400/MIC7401 also has a low power standby mode of operation that provides flexibility to reduce the quiescent current by decreasing output voltage or completely turning off any individual output. This feature further optimizes efficiency in sleep/hibernate states and prolongs operating life in sensitive lower power applications. The combination of power density and feature flexibility, in addition to superior fast transient response and light load performance, results in an efficiency-optimized high-density solution for space constrained applications while reducing design cycle time.

The device is accompanied by a simple and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) tool to aid in the configuration and monitoring. The MIC7400/MIC7401 operates from a 2.4V to 5.5V input and can provide an output of 0.8V to 3.3V for the buck regulators with 1.5 percent output accuracy over line/load and temperature. The integrated boost regulator is capable of regulating output voltages from 7V to 14V. Other configurable features include soft-start rise/fall times, current limit, output active discharge in-addition to the threshold and delay for the integrated power-on-reset circuitry. The MIC7400 and MIC7401 are specified with a junction temperature range of -40-degC to +125-degC.

Source: Micrel, Inc.

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March 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm

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foodpanda Now Largest Food Delivery Service in Malaysia

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-With the latest acquisition of Room Service Delivery — foodpanda to add more restaurant chains including Chilli’s, Madam Kwan’s, and more.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — With a recent USD 110 million funding and acquisition of Food Runner Group — which operates Room Service Delivery here in Malaysia, foodpanda is now the largest food delivery service in Malaysia.

Sidney Ng, Country Manager of foodpanda Malaysia: “We are very excited for the synergies that come from the partnership with Room Service here in Malaysia. The funding that we have received is further testament of our investor’s confidence in our business model and platform.”

Room Service has been in the food delivery industry since 2003 focusing mainly on high end restaurant food delivery in the Klang Valley. “With Room Service’s expertise in delivery system and foodpanda’s strong online marketing, we believe that this synergy will bring in greater food variety and greater delivery efficiency to further delight our customers. This cements our commitment to bring the best restaurant experience directly to the doorsteps of Malaysia,” says Sidney.

Ralf Wenzel, Co-Founder and CEO of the foodpanda group: “Over the last couple of months we have become the leading online food delivery marketplace across the most promising and fastest growing emerging markets. The new funding allows us to fully focus on user experience and customer service with the aim of completely disrupting the way people order food by establishing a real alternative to pizza flyers and phone calls.”

About foodpanda
foodpanda group is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in 39 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, foodpanda/hellofood offer the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favorite meal on the web or via the app.

Look us up at:

Website: http://www.foodpanda.my
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FoodpandaMalaysia

For more information on this press release, or to arrange interviews with company management, please contact:

Sidney Ng
Country Manager, Malaysia

Unit D-3A-08, Level 3A, Block D,
Southgate Commercial Centre,
No.2 Jalan Dua off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6016-3062330
Email: s.ng@foodpanda.my

Trisha Ang
Marketing Manager

Unit D-3A-08, Level 3A, Block D,
Southgate Commercial Centre,
No.2 Jalan Dua off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6016-7252996
Email: t.ang@foodpanda.my
Source: Foodpanda Malaysia Sdn Bhd

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March 17, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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