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Huawei Philippines Holds ICT Roadshow in Celebration of Philippines ICT Month

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MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc., a leading Global ICT solutions provider is happy to stage its Philippines ICT Roadshow 2015 at Dusit Thani Manila Hotel to showcase the best and the latest innovations, products and services it can offer to provide clients and consumers the best solution to cater to the demands of ICT Convergence.

(From Left) Jacky Gao, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Philippines, Monchito B. Ibrahim, Deputy Executive Director, Department of Science and Technology Information and Communications Technology Office and Atty. Gamaliel Asis Cordoba, Commissioner of National Telecommunications Commission officiate the opening ceremony of Huawei Philippines ICT Roadshow 2015.
(From Left) Jacky Gao, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Philippines, Monchito B. Ibrahim, Deputy Executive Director, Department of Science and Technology Information and Communications Technology Office and Atty. Gamaliel Asis Cordoba, Commissioner of National Telecommunications Commission officiate the opening ceremony of Huawei Philippines ICT Roadshow 2015.

Carrying the theme, “BUILDING A BETTER CONNECTED PHILIPPINES“, the three-day road show aims to reach out to existing partners as well as potential customers in the industry by sharing Huawei’s vision towards ICT transformation strategy, success stories and demonstrate the most advanced technologies and solutions.

During the Roadshow, Huawei unveiled an exclusive product — The Huawei Converged Storage Oceanstor Version 3.0. The Oceanstor V3 is a converged and unified storage that supports multiple storage platforms and protocols in a single chassis. This latest innovation will support to save time and resources for businesses within existing equipments.

Huawei experts also discussed industry trends, challenges solutions and best practices. Aside from impressive product presentations, Huawei also held talks focusing on the following topics: Huawei Cloud Conference Manila 2015, Huawei Intelligent Education Solution, and Huawei Finance Solution Update.

Huawei’s top executives like Huawei Philippines CEO Jacky Gao Kexin was also present at the event to welcome everyone as well as be on hand to answer any industry or product related concerns. Representatives from the Government sector led by DOST-ICTO Deputy Executive Director, Monchito Ibrahim and Atty. Gamaliel Cordoba, NTC Commissioner graced the event as guest speakers.

“At Huawei, we believe technological innovation will help advance social progress, and communications will enrich people’s lives. We will leverage our leading ICT products and solutions to innovate jointly with our Filipino partners to help this country become a leading nation” Added Jacky Gao.

For more information about the Huawei Philippines ICT Roadshow 2015, visit huaweiapac.mediaroom.com.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with the vision to enrich life through communication. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

For more information, please visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com or follow us on:
https://www.facebook.com/HuaweiEnterpriseAPAC
https://twitter.com/HuaweiEntAPAC
http://www.youtube.com/HuaweiAPAC

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June 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm

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Thais Help Make Australian English World #1

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Australian English has become one of the most popular choices for English learners in Thailand – with more than 106,000 Thais joining an Australian-based Learn English Facebook site since its launch in 2013.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) which manages the Australia Plus Learn Englishpage, it now has more than three million fans in more than 50 countries making it the most popular learn English site in the world – ahead of the established English language providers such as the British Council and Voice of America.

The Learn English Facebook page provides a community environment for people to engage in conversational English tips and language resources. Participants are encouraged to comment on each post in order to practise writing in English, and are then corrected by the page moderator. Sometimes, corrections are contributed by other members of the Learn English community, including English teachers, native speakers, or fellow learners.

Rowel Pits, one of the page’s three million fans said, “Throughout the time I have spent on this page, I have learned crucial things about English, like grammar rules and English idioms. I find them pretty useful, because they have really helped me to improve my English communication skills… Therefore, in my own opinion, this page is the best for someone like me and to others who want to be fluent in English.”

The ABC’s international division has a long history of producing English language learning materials across radio, podcasts, television, and online.

One of the earliest iterations was Radio Australia’s English for You series, which was first broadcast to millions of people in Indonesia in 1959. By 1982, five million copies of the English for You booklets had been distributed acrossIndonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

The ABC’s international television service, Australia Plus Television has also produced a variety of English learning programs, with the first program, English Bites, launching in the early 2000s. Australia Plus Television can be found on Channel 792 on the True Visions Cable service.

The Facebook page can be viewed here: www.facebook.com/AustraliaPlusLearnEnglish

John Woodward
+612 8333 2084
+61 418 971302
woodward.john@abc.net.au

Source: ABC International

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June 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm

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Yelp Says Mabuhay! and Launches in the Philippines to Expand Asia Presence

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MANILA, Philippine /PRNewswire/ — Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the launch of Yelp Philippines (http://www.yelp.com.ph).

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Beginning today, people across the Philippines are able to read reviews about great local businesses and create accounts on Yelp.com.ph to share their opinions. Yelp’s free iPhone and Android apps will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.com.ph).

The Philippines is home to 100 million people, 7,107 islands, 23 active volcanoes, a six-inch primate, and countless Jeepneys and it is the 32nd international market to join the Yelp community. Yelp in the Philippines is available in both English and Filipino, the 18th language available on Yelp.

The Philippines is one of the most modern countries in Asia and the sixth largest English-speaking nation in the world, with English widely spoken as a second language. It is also culturally diverse and internet savvy, with Filipinos sending more than 1 billion text messages per day.

Dedication to food is another trait common to Filipino culture. Whether you prefer budget bites at carenderias or turo-turos or a full-fledged fiesta feast with lechon, caldereta (or even the local version of spaghetti), you’ll always find the country’s wide mix of influences come together beautifully in the cuisine. As if you needed more enticement, the country’s hospitality means you’re always sure to be welcomed with a big smile wherever you go.

“Filipinos are so well-connected online and offline that we know they will love using Yelp to find and connect with great local businesses,” says Miriam Warren, Yelp Vice President of New Markets. “We will be working hard to make sure Yelp is the most useful and relevant local resource for every Pinoy.”

Yelp will kick off its community building efforts in Manila – one of the densest cities in the world – and soon bring together Yelpers online and offline to experience the best of Manila. Yelp will also be available across the entire country, so everyone, everywhere in the Philippines with access to the Internet on a desktop computer or a smartphone, now has the ability to share their opinions on what is great (and not-so great) about local businesses in the Philippines.

In a country so hot and humid, consumers can find thousands of ways to stay cool by logging on to Yelp.com.phor downloading Yelp’s mobile app to explore all the Philippines has to offer. Business owners can get in on the action too at biz.yelp.com.ph by claiming their Yelp Business Page for free.

To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.com.ph and our iPhone and Android applications, visit the Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com).

About Yelp
Yelp Inc. (http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.com.ph) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metropolitan areas across 32 international markets. Yelp had a monthly average of approximately 142 million unique visitors in the first quarter of 2015*. By the end of the same quarter, Yelpers had written approximately 77 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 79 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during the first quarter of 2015**.

* Source: “Users” as measured by Google Analytics
** Average monthly mobile unique visitors based on the number of unique visitors accessing Yelp via mobile web and unique devices accessing the app on a monthly average basis over a given three-month period.

Media Contacts

Nick Lembo
Yelp
nlembo@yelp.com or press@yelp.com
+61-408-309-650

Source: Yelp Inc.

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June 26, 2015 at 12:51 pm

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KidZania London Harnesses The Power Of Role-Play Fun & Learning In 19th Global Location

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— Over 42 Million Visitors Have Experienced KidZania Worldwide

MEXICO CITY /PRNewswire/ — Today’s grand opening of KidZania London marks KidZania’s 19thlocation where kids can experience the inner workings of a kid-sized city with careers of every kind – from firefighter to chocolatier to radio personality. Today, KidZania is a global phenomenon and one of the world’s fastest growing educational entertainment brands with 19 locations in 16 countries – accounting for more than 42 million visitors since first opening in 1999.

At KidZania London, children ages 4-14 will discover an ultra-realistic, kid-sized indoor replica of a city that is brought to life with 48 real-world establishments and 60 different careers. Built on an unwavering commitment to help children realize their potential, KidZania is designed to inspire children to make their own discoveries about the world and ready them for a positive and healthy future.

“As the capital of Great Britain, London was an obvious choice for the first KidZania in the UK,” said Xavier Lopez Ancona, president of KidZania. “KidZania endeavors to open a child’s eyes to the world in a way that inspires and delights, and where better to experience such a city than in London – one of the world’s most vibrant, eclectic and evolving cities.”

KidZania London, a 75,000 square foot city located at Westfield London, offers a variety of establishments, including a hospital, animation studio, stadium, bakery, fire station, beauty salon, music academy and more. Additionally, KidZania London offers several culturally relevant and unique experiences like:

  • A garment recycling shop by H&M,
  • A pit lane experience focused on sustainable energy by Renault, and
  • A smoothie factory inspired by Innocent to teach kids about food origin.

“At KidZania, we believe experiential learning – our unique blend of education and fun – lets children explore new concepts, try new things, problem solve, and work together as a team,” said Joel Cadbury, co-founder of Longshot Kids Ltd., the franchise operator of KidZania London. “We are thrilled to bring this one-of-a-kind, rich learning environment to the families, educators and tourists of Great Britain.”

KidZania London features the following premier global and local brands to help authenticate every experience: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Bank of England, Big Yellow, Bose, British Airways, Cadbury, Compass Group, Crepe Affaire, Dorsett Hotels, Early Learning Centre, Eat Natural, Global Golden Tours, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, H&M, Innocent, Lavazza, Mothercare, PictureAir, Pokemon, Renault, Roland, Scouts, Unilever and Vitabiotics.

Learn more about KidZania London at www.KidZania.co.uk or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/KidZaniaLondon

About KidZania

KidZania, Inc., headquartered in Mexico, is privately held. This award-winning concept is recognized globally for its unique blend of entertainment and education for children. Launched in 1999, there are currently 19 KidZania locations in 16 different countries, with another 7 locations under development, including Manila, Moscow andNew Delhi. For more information about KidZania, visit www.KidZania.com, on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/KidZaniaOfficial, or on Twitter, @KidZania.

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June 26, 2015 at 12:43 pm

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Havas Health Acquires London-Based Healthcare PR and Medical Communications Agency Just::

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— The World’s Leading Healthcare Marketing Network Expands and Strengthens Its European Footprint

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Havas Health today announced the acquisition of Just:: Health Communications, a leading London agency known for its innovative work and for providing services to global clients in public relations, medical communications, public affairs and digital communications. Just:: was founded in 2006 by Jennie Talman and Emma Crozier.

“The Havas Health network is a vital asset for the Havas Group’s worldwide success,” said Yannick Bollore, CEO, Havas Group. “This acquisition is a strategic investment in the PR space to further grow our brand footprint in global markets and to continue to strengthen our PR Global Collective.”

According to Donna Murphy, CEO, Havas Health: “The acquisition of Just:: allows us to expand the reach of our Havas PR agencies, including Havas Life PR and H4B, both of which are integrated with and aligned to Havas Health and its operating companies. Jennie and Emma will report to me and will collaborate with our Havas Health leaders across the world. Additionally, they will join the leadership team that oversees the Havas PR Global Collective, which ensures our PR agencies worldwide are aligned on positioning, tools and talent development, while maintaining their operating independence. Just:: is a fantastic fit for Havas Health, as it broadens our service offer, bringing new key skills, new talent and innovative proprietary tools.”

Just:: and Havas PR will begin collaborating immediately on global health and wellness campaigns. The senior team at Just::, led by Managing Director Kirsty Mearns, will continue to manage the London-based agency.

“It is very exciting to be joining Havas,” said Talman. “We are looking forward to working with the Havas Health network and collaborating to provide an integrated service to clients across the world.”

“We are looking forward to this new phase for Just::. We are confident that Havas shares our passion for the work and our approach to delivering fresh, innovative healthcare campaigns on behalf of our clients,” added Crozier.

About Havas Group
Havas is one of the world’s largest and most forward-thinking global communications groups. Headquartered inParis, employing 16,000 people in 120 countries, Havas is committed to being the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation, including data and mobile. To realise this, it is organised to leverage innovation and collaboration between its core teams: Havas Creative Group and Havas Media Group. Havas Creative Group incorporates the Havas Worldwide network (havasworldwide.com), 316 offices in 75 countries, the Arnold micro-network (arn.com), 15 agencies in 12 countries, as well as several leading agencies including BETC. Havas Media Group (havasmediagroup.com) operates in over 100 countries, and incorporates 4 major commercial brands: Havas Media (havasmedia.com), Arena Media (arena-media.com), Forward Media and Havas Sports & Entertainment (havas-se.com). Further information about Havas is available on the company’s website: havas.com.

About Havas Health
Havas Health houses Havas Life (formerly Euro RSCG Life), Health4Brands (H4B) and Havas Lynx, three wholly owned health and wellness communication networks, and defines policies and processes for the global group. With more than 60 offices in 50 countries, the Havas Health network has a uniquely unified model offering strategy, promotion, medical education, market access, PR and digital solutions inside each agency asset. For more information about Havas Health, visit the company’s website at havashealth.com.

About Havas PR Global Collective
We call ourselves a collective, not a network, like those more ordinary PR groups. We are a global partner who can open worldwide, regional and trade doors to the opportunities of our networked world. Our two dozen agencies worldwide lay claim to truly best-in-class assets, including our greatest one: local excellence that blossoms globally, together. We are best in class from France (ranked No. 1) to Australia (most awarded in not only AustraliaNew Zealand but all across Asia)—and in the U.S., our ranks include award-winning health-and-wellness focused Havas Life PR and H4B PR. Ranked 10th PR group in the world, we have about 1,200 employees, plus affiliates anywhere you want them. For more, visit our website at havaspr.com.

About Just:: Health Communications
Just:: was founded in 2006 by Emma Crozier and Jennie Talman and is now a leading global healthcare agency. Based in the U.K., the group is committed to working with ambitious, like-minded people who share its desire to ask questions, break new ground and make a positive impact. Just:: prides itself on giving confident, honest advice and creating powerful campaigns that resonate with clients and their stakeholders. Whether public affairs, advocacy development, media relations or reputation management, Just:: offers specialism across a multitude of communication channels and the sharpest tools for the job.

For more information please contact:
Jennie Talman
Cell: 07970 282209
Email: Jennie@Justhealthcomms.com

Emma Crozier
Cell: 07769 714629
Email: Emma@Justhealthcomms.com

Source: Havas Health

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June 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm

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The Content Mix: Serving up Unique Content with a Twist of Budget-Friendly

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — While savvy small business owners continue to focus their attention on producing quality content that brings awareness to their brand, what will distinguish the successful marketers is the ability to identify unconventional content formats that helps to strengthen their online presence and stimulates demand from within their audience. One of the most difficult challenges is the ability to come up with fresh content on a continual basis. In the latest PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit post, contributing author Shannon Ramlochan explores three low-cost content types that can assist with marketers’ content creation efforts.

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  1. External contributors. Sustain the content creation efforts by associating with industry thought leaders that can provide variety and offer a different perspective to your audience.
  2. “Man on the street” interviews.  Use this classic journalism tactic to utilize real people and real challenges and how your product or service helped them to overcome their problem.
  3. Twitter chats.  Increase your brand’s visibility by hosting a Twitter chat focused on a topic that is important to your industry.  This is an easy way to network with industry peers, provide your audience access to thought leadership and engage in meaningful discussion.

For further discussion on how small businesses, even with limited resources and budgets, can take advantage of unconventional content formats click here: http://bit.ly/1KcLr5a.

PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

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Amanda Eldridge
Director, Strategic Channels
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Amanda.eldridge@prnewswire.com

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June 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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A Single Pane of Glass for Collaboration: Fad or Future?

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— Learn about key points customers should consider when purchasing next-generation collaboration solutions, during Frost & Sullivan’s live webinar

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ —

WHEN:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM. EST

LOCATION:

Online, complimentary registration available at: http://bit.ly/1GHLge7

SPEAKERS:

Frost & Sullivan Unified Communications & Collaboration Principal Analyst Robert Arnold, Plasticity Labs CEO Jim Moss, Acano Product Manager Mark Dumas, Igloo Software Marketing & Operations Senior Vice President Andrew Dixon.

A host of new business collaboration tools provide users with access to a range of rich functionality from a single interface. These tools both complement and displace existing collaboration apps. Despite strong value propositions, the variety of choices within similar functionality may cause uncertainty among buyers, resulting in hesitation and delay of purchase.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn more about new business collaboration tools
  • Discover how to identify the best fit collaboration solutions for your business
  • Understand the do’s and don’ts organizations should consider when selecting and deploying new business collaboration solutions

This panel discussion will offer an overview of key points that business decision makers are urged to consider when determining whether a next-generation collaboration solution is right for their business.

Supporting Quote

“A key question for many customers is whether these next-generation collaboration apps solve real problems or simply provide new ways to do the same things. Despite impressive functionality, these tools must often prove their merits over better established legacy applications,” said Robert Arnold, Frost & Sullivan Unified Communications & Collaboration Principal Analyst.

Registration

  • To attend the briefing, you can register by visiting: http://bit.ly/1GHLge7
  • For further information email clarissa.castaneda@frost.com your full name, job title, company name, company telephone number, company email address and website, city, state and country.

Receive a recorded version of the briefing anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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clarissa.castaneda@frost.com

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June 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Awards Energous for its Revolutionary Wire-free Charging Solution, WattUp

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— Energous Corporation honored for new product innovation in the wireless charging market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the wireless charging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT) with a 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Energous’ WattUp™ is an “over-the-air,” wire-free technology for charging mobile devices up to 15 feet away, without the use of a cord or mat. More than 15 joint development partners are interested in integrating WattUp into their products, helping Energous stand out as a major player in the growing wireless charging market.

Energous Corporation receives the Frost & Sullivan 2015 North American Wireless Charging New Product Innovation Award
Energous Corporation receives the Frost & Sullivan 2015 North American Wireless Charging New Product Innovation Award

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“The market is ripe for a wireless charging technology that is realistic and scalable from a technological perspective, as users are eager for solutions that will allow them to charge their devices without having to plug them in or set them in a specific spot,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Todd Day. “With WattUp, Energous has created a truly wireless experience wherein customers’ devices will automatically begin charging when they are within range of a WattUp transmitter, allowing them to enjoy uninterrupted mobile access to content, services, and applications.”

WattUp is completely configurable and scalable, so the ability to transmit or send wireless power can be integrated into existing Wi-Fi routers, TVs, cable boxes, speakers, gaming consoles, refrigerators, and more. Each transmitter in this ecosystem of charging hot spots has the capability of charging up to 12 different devices at a time, making it effortless for WattUp-enabled devices like smartphones, wearables, IoT devices, cameras, LED lights and more.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is developing WattUp, a wire-free charging technology that will transform the way people charge and power their electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary, patent and trademark-pending solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via the same radio bands as a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from current wireless charging systems in that it will deliver meaningful, useable power, at a distance, to multiple devices, resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices or place them on a mat. For more information, please visit www.energous.com.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

Contact Us:     Start the discussion

Join Us:           Join our community

Subscribe:       Newsletter on “the next big thing”

Register:         Gain access to visionary innovation

Frost & Sullivan PR Contact:
Mireya Espinoza
P: +1 210.247.3870
F: +1 210.348.1003
E: mireya.espinoza@frost.com

Energous PR Contact:
Gillian Roberts
P: +1 650.762.2860
E: gillian.roberts@edelman.com

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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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June 26, 2015 at 12:06 pm

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Vendors in Mature Non-Renewable Inverters Market Look to Emerging Regions for Steady Revenue Opportunities

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— With intense competition reducing market potential, technical innovation is pertinent to growth, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — The lack of power reliability, especially in regions where undependable grid power affects telecom networks on a large scale, is giving a boost to the mature global non-renewable inverters market. Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa, in particular, will be the hub of market growth. Although North America and Europe will witness sustained spending for both non-renewable power inverters and non-renewable inverters/chargers, the growth pace will lag behind the Asia-Pacific.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global Non-renewable Inverter Market(https://www.frost.com/neb4), finds that the market earned revenues of $2.10 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $2.77 billion in 2021. The telecom, residential and retail segments are key end-users while the industrial, medical and military sectors will soon afford new opportunities for non-renewable inverter suppliers.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/1N1KSJc

“As countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa witness rapid economic development, their power infrastructure has been unable to keep up with the ensuing demand for energy,” said Frost & Sullivan Energy and Environmental Senior Industry Analyst Anu Elizabeth Cherian. “This gap in power supply is sustaining the adoption of non-renewable inverters in emerging markets.”

Since the global market is highly fragmented, end users hold bargaining power. This shifts the onus on manufacturers to lower prices, forcing them to compromise on margins. Intense competition from local manufacturers that offer a number of product variations along with much cheaper services too limits revenues. Therefore, technical innovation is crucial to market expansion.

“Non-renewable inverter vendors must diversify their product portfolio as well as offer one-stop-shop solutions to sustain a position of strength,” observed Cherian. “In addition, consolidation and technology integration will be crucial to long-term, tangible growth in the global market.”

Analysis of the Global Non-renewable Inverter Market is part of the Power Supplies & Batteries(http://www.powersupplies.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Ultracapacitor Market, Nanotechnology in Sustainable Energy – Visionary Outlook, Global Industrial Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Market, and Global Programmable Direct Current (DC) Power Supplies and Electronic Loads Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

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June 26, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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First survey of Serial’s listeners sheds light on the Serial Effect

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— New survey conducted by ad agency McKinney shares how Serial newsletter subscribers listened to the world’s most popular podcast

CANNES, France /PRNewswire/ — Today at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Serial and creative ad agency McKinney shared the results of the first survey of Serial’s newsletter subscribers. The results shed light on how subscribers listened to the world’s most popular podcast and how their behavior differed from general podcast listeners.

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The survey takeaways for marketers will be revealed on Friday, June 26, during the Festival panel, “Binge-Worthy Journalism: A Conversation with the Creators of Serial,” moderated by McKinney Chief Creative Officer Jonathan Cude and featuring Serial Executive Producer Julie Snyder, Host Sarah Koenig and Producer Dana Chivvis.

The survey was sent to Serial’s 137,000 newsletter subscribers and is based on a statistically representative sample of 6,300 responses.

“We’ve been humbled and amazed by the passionate response to Serial since last fall  and we were blown away by the immediate response to the survey, even on a Friday night,” said Julie Snyder, co-creator and executive producer of Serial. “In just 90 minutes, more than 5,600 people completed the survey, which is basically one completed survey for every second the survey was available.”

Serial changed the way people think about podcasts and how much they listen

Almost a quarter (23%) of subscribers said Serial was the first podcast they’d ever listened to, and almost all of those first-time listeners (90%) said it changed the way they think about podcasts. After Serial, almost all (89%) of the first-time listeners were inspired to try more podcasts, and approximately half (49%) are now listening to podcasts on a weekly basis.

Serial is a new kind of podcast, with more passionate and engaged listeners

Eighty-seven percent of Serial subscribers agreed with the statement, “Serial stand outs as a completely different kind of podcast.” Generally, just over half (57%) of podcast listeners said that they always give their full attention to their favorite podcasts, but almost all (93%) of Serial subscribers said they always gave their full attention to Serial.

Almost all (93%) Serial subscribers talked about the podcast with friends and family, while only 44% of general listeners reported talking about their favorite podcast. While 29% of general podcast listeners looked online for more information about their favorite podcast, 78% of subscribers went online to look for more details about Serial.

“Outside of sports and one-time specials like the Academy Awards, there aren’t many culturally relevant, sought-after opportunities that attract a loyal and fully engaged audience at scale,” said Cude. “Serial, which became the proverbial water cooler topic, is a dream environment for brands and agencies like McKinney looking to influence through creativity.”

Serial’s addiction pays off for sponsors

Seventy-nine percent of Serial subscribers stated that they found Serial to be “very addictive.” Almost all (99%) of Serial subscribers listened to all 12 episodes, and more than half (55%) listened to at least one episode more than once.

Of Serial subscribers who listened during the podcast’s release October through December 2014, 81% correctly recalled a Season One sponsor. Of that 81%, a full 92% recalled that one of the sponsors was MailChimp. Further, 95% of listeners correctly identified MailChimp as an email marketing service.

“We all want our advertising to break through and have a lasting impact,” said Cude. “The recall associated with ads that surrounded Serial content is a testament to the value of appointment listening and a minimally cluttered environment. A select group of savvy marketers took advantage of that opportunity with Season One, and it’s a safe bet that more will surely look to do so with future seasons.”

ABOUT THE SURVEY METHODOLOGY
For the purposes of this report, McKinney fielded one online survey to explore the differences in attitudes and behaviors toward podcasts among Serial newsletter subscribers versus general podcast listeners in the United States. McKinney was responsible for the survey design, data analysis and reporting. The survey was conducted in June 2015 among a sample 6,300 Serial newsletter subscribers aged 18+ living in the United States, as well as 500 U.S. adults 18+ with access to the Internet who listen to podcasts. The general podcast listener sample was procured through ResearchNow and was balanced to the U.S. adult podcast listener population on key demographics of age, gender, household income and region.

ABOUT MCKINNEY
Founded in 1969, McKinney’s mission is to help our clients by creating big ideas that grab people emotionally and change the way they think, feel and behave. McKinney is recognized for having one of the most innovative business models in the industry, focusing on delivering influence through creativity. The agency has been honored by the industry’s most prestigious award shows, including the Cannes Lions, the Effies, the One Showand the One Show Interactive, and the IAB MIXX Awards (including two Best in Show). Named an Agency to Watch and one of the Best Places to Work in Marketing & Media by Advertising Age, McKinney is also one of One Magazine’s agencies setting the standard for creativity. The agency’s clients include Samsung, Nationwide, Nationwide Financial, ESPN, Travelocity, Sherwin-Williams, CarMax, Crocs, Sennheiser, Mentos, Big Boss Brewing, Dognition and Urban Ministries of Durham. McKinney is part of Cheil Worldwide, one of the world’s leading marketing communications networks with 44 offices in 37 countries. One agency with two doors, McKinney has offices in Durham, North Carolina, and in New York. To learn more, visit mckinney.com and follow@mckinney.

ABOUT SERIAL
Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life and is hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story a true story  in episodes that unfold week by week over the course of a season. Each season, Serial’s host and producers will follow a new plot and characters wherever the story takes them. And they won’t know what happens at the end of the story until they get there, not long before listeners get there with them. Each week they’ll bring listeners the next chapter in the story, so it’s important to listen to episodes from each season in order, starting with Episode 1. Listeners can subscribe to the Serial podcast for free on iTunes and other audio platforms, or stream the show at serialpodcast.org. For help understanding how podcasts work and how to listen to one, watch this tutorial. Season One of Serial has wrapped, but all of the episodes are still available for free. Stay tuned for Season Two later in 2015. Serial, like This American Life, is a production of WBEZ Chicago, which also produces these podcasts. **Please Note: Serial and This American Life are not NPR shows**

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Janet Northen
McKinney
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Rachel Hammerman
Serial
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