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Blackstone to Invest $170 Million in IBS Software

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TRIVANDRUM, India /PRNewswire/ — Global travel, transportation and logistics technology major IBS Software announced today that it will receive $170 million private equity investment from funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE:BX) in exchange for a minority shareholding. Blackstone is buying out General Atlantic, a leading growth equity firm that has been invested in IBS since 2007, and other shareholders. The transaction is expected to close within a month, subject to customary regulatory approvals.


This is the second time IBS has received capital investment from a global PE (private equity) firm, a recognition widely seen as being indicative of its growing stature in the industry that it operates in. IBS has a global presence with nearly 3,000 professionals across nine offices and provides a range of new-generation software products to some of the world’s best airlines, busiest airports, leading cruise lines, major travel distributors and top oil & gas companies. Blackstone is the world’s largest alternate asset management firm with assets under management in excess of $334 billion.

“Investment by a global tier-1 PE player is a true endorsement not only of the relevance and significance of what we do and our financial strength, but also a validation of our industry vision, the business model that we operate and standards of corporate governance. We see a huge synergy from Blackstone’s portfolio of companies and their extensive experience in the travel and hospitality space,” said VK Mathews, Founder and Executive Chairman of IBS Group.

“This partnership will enrich IBS’ board, enhance managerial bandwidth and help us benefit from the expertise of proven professionals to widen our footprint. By leveraging Blackstone’s global reach and expertise, we will be able to deliver even more long term value to our employees, customers and shareholders. We are excited to have Blackstone on board as we embark on the next phase of our aggressive growth strategy,” said Rajiv Shah, CEO of IBS Software.

“IBS is a rare Software as a Service (SaaS) company with Intellectual property in the aviation, travel and hospitality verticals across the globe. We are impressed by the company’s management team and its track record of delivering mission critical solutions to marquee global customers. We foresee significant growth opportunity for IBS, driven by company’s deep domain knowledge, its portfolio of products, and roster of referenceable customers,” said Amit Dixit, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Private Equity in India at Blackstone.

There is no material change in the majority shareholding pattern in IBS Software as the initial PE investor General Atlantic, which had invested in 2007, exits as a result of this transaction. “We thank the IBS management team for scaling the company from the time we invested. The growth and maturity of the company during our investment period has been remarkable. We are happy to pass the baton to Blackstone to continue IBS’s growth journey and scale new heights,” said Sandeep Naik, Managing Director and Head of India and Southeast Asia, General Atlantic.

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December 18, 2015 at 7:08 pm

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ESMO Asia 2015 Congress: 18-21 December 2015, Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore

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LUGANO, Switzerland and SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ —

Cancer experts share latest insights in Singapore

ESMO, the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, is pleased to announce the inaugural ESMO Asia 2015 Congress in Singapore. A premier scientific and educational platform for oncologists and other stakeholders in cancer care, the Asian edition of ESMO’s annual congress aims to facilitate information exchange between researchers, clinicians and patients across disciplines to find the most effective treatment solutions.

Please find below short summaries of the news that will be released in connection with the ESMO Asia 2015 Congress.

Press releases will be issued on a daily basis and will be available also in
Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese

Underprivileged patients at major risk of disease-related financial catastrophe

[Full paper released on Thursday 17th Dec, 23:55 hrs SGT]

Data collected in 8 low and middle-income South-East Asian countries shows 5% of cancer patients were pushed into poverty because of the high disease-related costs (March 2012-September 2013). The researchers showed that cancer resulted in ‘financial catastrophe’ for almost half of the patients with economic hardship at the time of diagnosis.

Immunotherapy and targeted therapy: new options for difficult-to-treat head-and-neck cancers [Full paper released on Thursday 17th Dec, 23:55 hrs SGT]

Phase I and II trials show promising antineoplastic activity of the immunotherapy agent pembrolizumab in patients with heavily pretreated nasopharyngeal cancer, and effectiveness of the targeted agent afatinib as second-line treatment for recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) after failure with platinum-based therapy.

Asian women with endocrine-resistant breast cancer benefit from combination therapy

[Full paper released on Friday 18th, 23:55 hrs SGT]

Data collected for Japanese and Korean patients in a global trial provides evidence for combining palbociclib with fulvestrant to overcome endocrine resistance in women with hormone receptor positive (HR+), HER2 negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer.  Chinese and Japanese translations available

Afatinib a better choice for EGFR-mutated lung cancer in first-line

[Full paper released on Saturday 19th, 23:55 hrs SGT]

Patients with EGFR-activating mutations in advanced lung cancer seem to benefit more from afatinib as first-line treatment across a range of clinically relevant endpoints, as reported in a global, randomised, open-label Phase IIb trial.

More patients with lung cancer could benefit from immunotherapy

[Full paper released on Saturday 19th, 23:55 hrs SGT]

Pivotal phase 2/3 trial shows that two doses of the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab and a higher, investigational dose improve median survival in all PD-L1-positive patients compared with the commonly used chemotherapy.

Get a first glimpse of what you can expect from the Congress: abstracts accepted for Poster, Poster Discussion and Proffered Paper sessions at the ESMO Asia 2015 Congress are available online (as of Wednesday, 16 December 2015 at 16:00 hrs SGT).

Late-breaking abstracts will be made public at the beginning of the official Congress session during which they are presented.

Media Registration

ESMO welcomes media interested in obtaining information and reporting on cancer issues. Registration to the ESMO Asia 2015 Congress is free to bona fide journalists on presentation of a letter of assignment and a valid press card ( ESMO Media Policy )

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Singapore or to help you with any inquiry about remote coverage of ESMO Asia 2015.

About ESMO

ESMO is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology. Comprising more than 13,000 oncology professionals from over 130 countries, we are the society of reference for oncology education and information. We are committed to supporting our members to develop and advance in a fast-evolving professional environment.

Our educational and information resources support an integrated, multi-professional approach to cancer treatment. We seek to erase boundaries in cancer care as we pursue our mission across oncology, worldwide.

For media RSVPs or enquiries, please contact:

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Petrina Loh
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DID: +65-6336-7694 / Mobile: +65-9005-2790

Ruder Finn Asia
Michelle Tan
Account Executive
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ESMO Press Office

Source: European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

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December 18, 2015 at 6:50 pm

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Filipino Professionals Enjoy Working and Living in the GCC, Western Union Survey Reveals

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-Non-Resident Filipinos cite a variety of reasons for finding personal and professional fulfilment in their host countries

MANILA, Philippines PRNewswire/ — A recent survey conducted by The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) reaffirms that professionals from the Philippines residing in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member nations feel secure, happy and fulfilled in their host countries, for a wide variety of reasons.

Survey Results of Filipinos living in GCC
Survey Results of Filipinos living in GCC

Of the 102 Non-Resident Filipino (NRF) respondents who participated in the regional ‘My Yellow Brick Road’ survey, 64.7 per cent ranked safety as the principal reason for their sense of belonging and integration. This was followed by the comfort offered by friendships developed in their host countries (62.7 per cent), and 48 per cent who said they felt right at home, because they were able to enjoy comfortable lifestyles. More than 40 per cent had found ‘peace of mind’.

With an average age of 33 years, Filipino respondents to the survey said they had collectively achieved several goals, chief among them was personal savings (70.5 per cent), then a better lifestyle (51 per cent), followed by buying a home (44 per cent) and paying for education (44 per cent). Equal numbers of respondents said working in the GCC had enabled them to start a family and travel to new places. Starting a business and paying debts were listed as other accomplishments as well.

One of the respondents, Armando Santos, who works in Al Ain said, “I love the culture of the UAE and now I have also learnt to speak Arabic, so communication becomes much easier. Having been in the UAE for seven years, I truly feel at home here because I have a better lifestyle, and I have made good friends. Working in the UAE has helped me save money, buy a home, and start a business, and I plan on staying here for a long time.”

On the professional front, a majority of NRFs in the GCC (76.4 per cent) view their jobs as being ‘very important’, while 62.7 per cent declared that they ‘enjoy it’. Many respondents said their jobs complement the host country’s progress and development by the roles they play in creating integrated community lifestyles, building infrastructure, educating future generations, ensuring quality healthcare and enabling the country realise its economic potential.

Melanie Collado, who has been working and living in Qatar for 3 years, says, “My work in the banking sector is something I truly enjoy as I have been able to help a lot of people financially to achieve their dreams and goals in life while contributing to the economy. It has helped me to interact with people from different nationalities, which has made it more exciting and fun. My stay in Qatar has been really beneficial as it has helped me save money, have a better lifestyle and travel to new places.”

Fatima Shamsuddin says that she followed her personal yellow brick road from the Philippines to Kuwait, and for the last year, has been contributing to the country’s welfare and well-being. “As a nurse, by practicing safely and competently with the right skills, knowledge and attitude, I raised the levels of wellness and helped lower the rates of morbidity and mortality. Personally, I am able to show compassion to the people of Kuwait by being an advocate and pillar of good health and offering my services for their healing.”

According to Patricia Riingen, Western Union’s Senior Vice President for Southeast Asia and Oceania, the survey showcased personal journeys of NRFs as they shared stories of their work and life abroad – and their stories serve as inspiration for others. “The results of the ‘My Yellow Brick Road campaign’ embody the experiences and aspirations of migrant Filipino professionals who go to the Gulf region in search of better prospects and better lifestyles. Over time, these host countries have not only helped them achieve many of their goals, but has also proven to be a true home to them. Their stories are truly inspirational.”

Riingen also emphasised the contributions made by Filipinos to their host countries. “Besides the overall happiness factor, they have a deep sense of belonging, and take enormous pride in being there. Most respondents truly believe they are contributing to the growth of these countries – however small their efforts.”

“As a global payment services provider, Western Union continues to nurture meaningful relationships with migrant professionals, and ‘My Yellow Brick Road’ campaign adds another dimension to the company’s numerous efforts,” Riingen said.

“This campaign and the associated survey are designed to appreciate and applaud the efforts of migrants, and further, encourages them to achieve greater success on the personal and professional front,” commented Riingen.

Encompassing the GCC states of Bahrain, Oman Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the survey was conducted in English through online channels over a six-month period.

Western Union’s ‘My Yellow Brick Road’ campaign derives its title from the popular children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the protagonist embarks on a magical journey travelling along a yellow brick road to achieve goals.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, OrlandiValuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of September 30, 2015, the Western Union, Vigo and OrlandiValuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks, and included the capability to send money to millions of bank accounts. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visit

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December 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm

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Tata Value Homes Presents ‘Double Your Dollar Benefit’

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NEW DELHI /PRNewswire/ —

An Ideal Proposition This Year for NRI Home Buyers to Book Their Dream Homes Across India

Tata Value Homes, 100% subsidiary of Tata Housing, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in India, today announced a limited period offer Double Your Dollar Benefit exclusively for the Non Resident Indian’s (NRI’s) across the globe, looking to fulfill their desire of owning a home in India. With the Dollar getting stronger by almost 7% from Jan 2015 till date, under the current scheme, consumer can avail an immediate appreciation of up to 7% across the projects of Tata Value Homes in India. The customer can book their dream homes ranging from 17 lacs – 75 lacs across the country by paying a booking amount of Rs. 30,000 on

The registrations for the same have already begun and the bookings would open on 17th Dec on first come first basis.

With this being the most beneficial time for NRI’s to invest in their dream homes, Tata Value Homes has designed the ‘Double Your Dollar Benefit’ where NRI buyers can avail the additional benefit of upto 7% per cent on bookings till the 20th of December, 2015 across all its properties in India.

Announcing this offer, Mr. Brotin Banerjee, CEO & Managing Director – Tata Housing, said, “We believe this the best time for NRI’s to buy their dream homes in India. The weakened rupee has made this decision economically sound for the NRIs as it allows them to acquire a property at a lesser amount. To collaborate this trend, we have seen the percentage share of NRI queries going up from existing 15% to upto 18%, and with an endeavor to broaden our engagement with this segment, we have introduced this offer which will further incentivize NRI’s to purchase property in India.

Tata Value Homes has carefully addressed all the concerns of NRI home buyers by providing houses at par with international quality and design standards. The company is developing large townships and differentiated theme based projects in major and mini metros. As a comprehensive real estate developer of choice, Tata Housing straddles across all consumer segments from value to luxury housing. To maintain safety of financial transactions, the company has launched an integrated payment gateway which allows customers to complete the entire home-buying transaction online.

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December 18, 2015 at 6:18 pm

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OIA Global Expands Europe Network with New Office in Milan, Italy

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PORTLAND, Ore./PRNewswire/ — OIA Global, a leading global logistics, packaging and material sourcing solutions provider, today announced an expanded global presence with its first branch office in Italy.

OIA Global has traditionally had a strong base in the northern, western and central areas of the region. The opening of the Milan office represents the latest step in the company’s growth strategy, allowing OIA to further build their infrastructure in one of the region’s most important markets.

Italy is an important market for some of our key verticals, particularly in the Fashion, Energy, Healthcare and high-end Automotive sectors. We have handled significant amounts of business here for many years, but there’s nothing like doing it with your own people on the ground,” said David Ower, Managing Director.

“We are confident that we have the right team in place which will allow us to serve our local clients and key partner relationships more effectively as well as grow our overall business in Italy,” said, Jacopo Signani, Operations Manager. “We are ready to make 2016 a big year for OIA in Italy,” he added.

OIA’s Milan office can be reached at the following address and telephone number:

OIA Global –Milan
Attn: Jacopo Signani, Operations Manager
Piazza IV Novembre N.7
Blend Tower
Milan, Italy 20124
PH: +39 02 8734 3445

About OIA Global: Since its founding in 1988, OIA has grown into a $1 billion supply chain leader delivering clients a unique combination of global logistics, materials sourcing, and packaging solutions. With over 1000 professionals, in 60+ owned offices and a worldwide presence in over 25 countries, OIA designs innovative solutions that optimize supply chains around the world. OIA is a part of Indianapolis-based LDI, Ltd., a family office with more than a century of experience funding and operating high potential, middle-market companies. For more information please visit and

OIA Global Contact:
Jerry Levy
Director of Marketing & Communications

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December 18, 2015 at 6:01 pm

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New speakers announced for #DMWF Singapore 2016 including Twitter, Levi’s, Diageo & more!

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — #DMWF Digital Marketing World Forum is coming to Singapore on 29th Feb and 1st March 2016 for 2 days of top-level digital marketing discussion with speakers from big brands.

Top speakers include:

  • Greg Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, The Co-op
  • Christian Hauville, Regional Head of eCommerce Operations, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Todd Kurie, VP Marketing, RedMart
  • Paras Sharma, Vice President – MTV, Comedy Central & Digital Media (Asia), Viacom International Media Networks Asia
  • Chwee Ling Lim, Marketing Innovation Head, Digital Marketing SEA, Diageo
  • Rahul Asthana, Regional Marketing Director, Kimberly-Clark
  • Joseph Toh, Head of Strategy & Innovation, Credit Suisse
  • Tomasz Kurczyk, Digital Transformation Director, AXA Insurance
  • Stephen Dale, General Manager APAC, Digimind
  • Bernice Neo, Country Marketing Lead – SEA, India, MENA, Twitter

The jam-packed agenda will cover digital marketing tech, data driven marketing, content marketing, customer experience, #SMWF social marketing and digital commerce plus keynotes on digital disruption and developing an integrated approach to digital marketing.

Early bird passes are available until 15th January, and save you GBP300 off the full price of a 2-day pass.

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We look forward to seeing you at #DMWF in 2016!

Contact Person: Maddy Slack
Phone Number: +44-(0)-117-973-2353

Source: Digital Marketing World Forum

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December 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

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DHL Lays Tracks for New Silk Road with China-Turkey Rail Corridor

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— New multimodal service will run between China and Turkey, a critical segment of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative
— Service leverages MOU signed between DHL and KTZ Express as well as partnerships with China, Azerbaijan and Georgia Railways, Karvan Logistics and RTSB Logistics

SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — DHL Global Forwarding, a leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, today announced its inaugural service on the new Southern rail corridor between China and Turkey.

DHL Lays Tracks for New Silk Road with China-Turkey Rail Corridor
DHL Lays Tracks for New Silk Road with China-Turkey Rail Corridor

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The corridor occupies a critical juncture within the Silk Road Economic Belt, part of China’s proposed “One Belt, One Road” initiative which it estimates will generate more than US$2.5 trillion[1] (EUR2.35 trillion) in annual trade within the next ten years. Freight travelling via the corridor departs from Lianyungang, China and traverses three Central Asian countries — Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Georgia — as well two sea transit segments and is expected to take around 14 days, depending on travelling conditions before arriving in Istanbul, with the option for immediate forwarding by truck to any Turkish city.

“Negotiating the complex transnational requirements that span the Silk Road Economic Belt is no easy task,” saidKelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. “It requires a deep understanding of the varying regulatory and infrastructural conditions in each market, robust partnerships with local-market experts and authorities, and experience in brokering cross-border connections without compromising on overall speed and efficiency. Global freight providers such as DHL have a critical role to play in making the new Silk Road an economic reality.”

The creation of the rail corridor follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between DHL and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Express (KTZ Express), Kazakhstan’s national multimodal operator, facilitating great rail connectivity between Europe and China via Kazakhstan’s commercial hubs, including the newly-created Khorgos Special Economic Zone. DHL also worked very closely with China, Azerbaijan and Georgia Railways, Karvan Logistics and RTSB Logistics alongside the governments of all three countries of transit, as well as Lianyungang’s municipal government, garnering their full support of the rail corridor’s operation.

“Trade between China and countries along the Silk Road has grown 19 percent every year on average[2] for the past decade, and the establishment of One Belt, One Road will only further ignite these already-high volumes of economic activity,” said Steve Huang, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding China. “Turkey already counts China as its second-largest source of imports[3], and the EU as its largest export market[4]. New corridors like the Lianyungang-Istanbul link will only further boost Turkey’s strategic importance and associated economic development as a conduit for trade between China and Europe.”

“A flexible, comprehensive service network creates greater reliability and efficiency for our customers under all sorts of conditions, no matter the origin or destination of their freight,” said Charles Kaufmann, CEO, North Asia; and Head of Value Added Services, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. “As the One Belt, One Road initiative takes shape, DHL has already begun laying down much of the infrastructure and support needed to ensure seamless trade flows between all countries along its routes.”

The rail corridor, which is also supported by a contingency trucking service between Azerbaijan, Georgia andTurkey, complements DHL Global Forwarding’s three existing services via its North and West multimodal corridors, which most recently expanded to connect Taiwan with Europe via Mainland China.

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DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-commerce, technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.

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December 18, 2015 at 3:35 pm

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ESET Introduces Banking and Payment Protection for Asia Pacific Consumers

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, today announced the release of its ESET Smart Security 9 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9.

ESET Smart Security 9 introduces Banking & Payment Protection solution, designed to automatically detect when users are performing financial transactions, providing automatic protection, so users are safeguarded against malicious activity online. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9 offers customers an enhanced browsing experience with its detection and protection capabilities provided by Antispyware, Anti-Phishing and Exploit Blocker.

Designed to enhance user experience, the new security solutions also boast a completely re-engineered user interface and tools to protect critical data while online. The V9 technology has been based on ESET’s award-winning security solution NOD32, which is known for its interactive detection engine that protects against malware that seek to evade detections, also blocking targeted attacks and exploits.

Asia-Pacific has the largest number of internet users in the world”, says Parvinder Walia, Sales and Marketing Director for ESET, Asia Pacific. “Similarly, mobile and smartphone usage across the region continues to outpace the rest of the world, so it’s no surprise that the convenience of online and mobile banking continues to grow in popularity. The new Banking and Payment Protection feature in ESET Smart Security 9 will ensure our customers can enjoy seamless, secure banking and financial services on-the-go.”

ESET Smart Security 9 multi-layered security also includes proven technologies such as Botnet Protection, Exploit Blocker and Vulnerability Shield. Botnet Protection protects the user’s computer from being taken over by a remote attacker and used as part of a network of infected computers for malicious purposes. Exploit Blocker is designed to fortify applications on the user’s system that are often exploited, such as web browsers, PDF readers, email clients or MS Office components, while Vulnerability Shield improves detection of known vulnerabilities on the network level.

Based on usability testing and customer research, ESET has also redesigned the graphical user interface to better fit the needs of its customers, including giving them the option of automatically updating to the latest protection features as soon as they become available.

Learn more about ESET Smart Security 9 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9.

About ESET

Since 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore andBuenos Aires. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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December 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm

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Harbour City Named Google’s Top Trending Destination in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Harbour City, the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong, was named by Google’s Year in Search as number one in the Top Trending Mobile Searches for Local Destinations of 2015. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong’s core tourist district, the mall was also ranked sixth in Top Trending Search Keywords on Mobile. The results show that “Harbour City” was the most searched destination on mobile over the past 12 months in Hong Kong. Harbour City was Hong Kong’s first large-scale shopping mall when it opened in 1966.

The city’s largest shopping mall was named by Google’s Year in Search as number one in the Top Trending Mobile Searches for Local Destinations of 2015.
The city’s largest shopping mall was named by Google’s Year in Search as number one in the Top Trending Mobile Searches for Local Destinations of 2015.

Harbour City tops the search engine rankings as three of the restaurants there – Lady M, House of Jasmine and Coffee Academics – were also named 3rd, 6th and 8th respectively in the Top Trending Places for Food on Mobile Search.

Google noted Harbour City’s variety of promotions and events, such as “Where’s Wally?” and Google Play Game Week, undoubtedly helped the mall take the top spot. The mall is currently running a Christmas presentation in celebration of Hong Kong Disneyland’s 10th anniversary.

About Harbour City

Spread over 2 million square feet of prime real estate, Harbour City is the largest and most diverse shopping mall inHong Kong. Harbour City is located in the heart of Hong Kong alongside the beautiful Victoria Harbour and offers a wide range of services including shopping, dining, entertainment and sightseeing. Harbour City has established itself as Hong Kong’s marquee mall and a major attraction.

The Christmas decoration at Harbour City has long been a favorite photo spot among locals and visitors.
The Christmas decoration at Harbour City has long been a favorite photo spot among locals and visitors.

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December 18, 2015 at 3:24 pm

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