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IoT to Account for 28% of Wireless Connectivity IC Market by 2021; Driven by Fast-Growing Smart Home, Wearables, and Beacons

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, finds that smart home, beacon, wearable, and other nascent IoT applications including energy management and smart cities are to propel the wireless IoT connectivity market forward. The market’s trend toward multi-protocol connectivity IC adoption will ease development time, boost scale, and reduce complexity and cost for manufacturers across these different sectors in the years ahead.

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“2015 witnessed a growing trend toward the development of multiprotocol connectivity SoCs for the IoT, some of which support both Bluetooth Smart and 802.15.4,” says Andrew Zignani, Industry Analyst at ABI Research. “Devices that incorporate multiprotocol chipsets will be more futureproof. While a product might utilize Bluetooth in the short term, a device manufacturer may want to switch to Thread in the future or have the ability to talk to multiple connectivity protocols once deployed.”

Moving forward, it might not be a case of either Bluetooth or ZigBee or Thread, but rather utilizing a combination of these technologies in a single device. The recently announced acquisition of GreenPeak by Qorvo and the resulting expansion in their RF portfolio with low-power SoCs, 802.15.4, and Bluetooth solutions, illustrates the growing importance of both of these technologies for the IoT.

ABI Research also expects to see a growing presence of smart home hubs that incorporate multiple connectivity solutions such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart, Z-Wave and 802.15.4 (ZigBee/Thread). These solutions will have a significant role to play in the development and consolidation of wireless connectivity solutions for the smart home. These hubs are already being already offered by the likes of Google, Samsung, and Huawei.

ABI Research forecasts that Bluetooth smart home devices will show a 75% growth rate between 2016 and 2021, though 802.15.4-based ZigBee and Thread will lead with 34% volume share of the home automation and 29% of the smart lighting markets by this time. 802.15.4 will also see growth in smart metering, building automation, industrial, and street lighting market, accounting for almost one third of 802.15.4 shipments by 2021.

A majority of fitness and activity trackers are utilizing Bluetooth Smart, with the solution extending to medical applications moving forward. It also promises significant opportunity for beacons across numerous verticals, such as retail and advertising, with ABI Research forecasting a 129% growth rate between 2016 and 2021. However, looking ahead there will be increasing competition in the connectivity sphere across numerous IoT verticals.

“Wi-Fi HaLow, or 802.11ah, operating in the sub-1GHz band will be of increasing importance for the Wi-Fi Alliance and chipset suppliers over the coming years as it tries to target various IoT verticals with low-power requirements,” concludes Zignani. “These solutions will also face new challenges from LPWAN technologies, such as Sigfox and LoRa, but most importantly, by emerging cellular technologies, such as NB-IOT and eMTC.”

These findings are part of ABI Research’s IoE Semiconductors Service ( and Wireless Connectivity Service (, which includes research reports, market data, insights, and competitive assessments.

About ABI Research

For more than 25 years, ABI Research has stood at the forefront of technology market intelligence, partnering with innovative business leaders to implement informed, transformative technology decisions. The company employs a global team of senior analysts to provide comprehensive research and consulting services through deep quantitative forecasts, qualitative analyses and teardown services. An industry pioneer, ABI Research is proactive in its approach, frequently uncovering ground-breaking business cycles ahead of the curve and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. In all, the company covers more than 60 services, spanning 11 technology sectors. For more information, visit

Contact Info: Mackenzie Gavel
Tel: +44.203.326.0142

Source: ABI Research

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April 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

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LaRose Industries Announces Safety Measures

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RANDOLPH, N.J. /PRNewswire/ — LaRose Industries, LLC., the parent company of Cra-Z-Art, a prime manufacturer and leader in trendy toy, art and stationery products, announced today that the Company has enacted additional safety measures in response to recent claims by the New York State Attorney General’s Office of alleged high levels of lead in a part contained in a very small number of its toy items.

The items in question passed rigorous testing by a third party laboratory accredited by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and were found to have complied with all applicable product safety requirements.  Nevertheless, LaRose has already launched its own thorough investigation into the matter with respect to these claims, which the company only learned of last Friday, April 22nd.  Additionally, in cooperation with the NY State Attorney General’s Office,  LaRose has suspended sales of the three products identified and has instructed retailers that sell the products to remove them from store shelves immediately.  LaRose will continue to cooperate fully with the NY State Attorney General’s Office and also provide all necessary information to the CPSC.

“The safety of our products and the welfare of our consumers is our highest priority.  All of our items go through stringent testing to ensure they comply with all U.S. product safety requirements,” said Nellie Mahabir, President of LaRose.  “We take great pride that the Cra-Z-Art name is known for safe, imaginative play for kids.  We are acting swiftly to responsibly investigate these claims and take all appropriate action.  We remain committed to ensuring that our products continue to be a safe and enjoyable experience for consumers, particularly kids.”

LaRose contracts with third-party vendors to produce some of their products including the three products identified.  As part of its investigation, LaRose is also conducting a review of all of its manufacturing partners to determine if additional procedures need to be put in place to further insure product safety.

The affected products are:

  • Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine (UPC 884920174504);
  • Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Gem Charm and Slider Bracelets (UPC 884920174849).
  • My Look Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine (UPC 884920174849).

For additional information, contact Cra-Z-Art at (800) 598-3800, or visit the company’s website at

CRA-Z-ART, based in Randolph, NJ, offers original, creative, exciting and trendy activity, toy, art and stationery products. The CRA-Z-ART management team has over 120 years of experience in creating, manufacturing and marketing stationery and activities products. At CRA-Z-ART, we clearly understand the needs of the retailer and the desires of our consumers. We make it a point daily to be – Always creative!  To learn more, please visit

CONTACT: Charlie Zakin, Cra-Z-Art – 973-598-3800 x 256

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April 28, 2016 at 5:28 pm

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HubSpot Opens Official APAC Headquarters in Singapore, Will Create 150 New Jobs over Next 3 Years

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Today, HubSpot officially opened the doors of its Singapore officeand announced it will hire 150 Singapore-based employees over the next three years. HubSpot’s Singapore office – affectionately known as SingSpot — joins Sydney, Australia as the second HubSpot office in Asia Pacific and will serve as the company’s regional headquarters.

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HubSpot first came to Asia Pacific in 2014 in an effort to extend HubSpot’s global reach and make an impact with the many mid-market companies and data-driven marketing and sales professionals in the region looking for a more personalized and integrated way of doing business. With a larger presence in Singapore and employees spanning nearly all aspects of HubSpot’s business including sales, marketing, services, and support, HubSpot can build on the tremendous momentum and growth that has taken place over the past two years.

“HubSpot has an incredible opportunity for growth in Asia Pacific and we could not be happier to be celebrating that with a new office and a goal of hiring 150 new employees in the next three years,” said JD Sherman, HubSpot President & COO. “HubSpot’s Singapore-based team will be core to the impact that we’re making across Asia Pacific and the growth and success of our customers in the region.”

Located at Mapletree Anson, Hubspot’s new Singapore location features some unique and exciting features, including:

  • Dedicated quiet space
  • Mother’s room
  • Snack-stocked kitchen with on-tap beer
  • Games room
  • “Hidden” lounge space with game console

The office also includes key characteristics that have become HubSpot staples across all of our global offices, as well as a few that are uniquely Singaporean. The office is decorated with an “East-Meets-West” theme featuring corrugated metal to give a nod to the area’s history as a major shipping hub. All 90+ desks in the space are electronic and can convert from sitting to standing position at the push of a button. The office is equipped with varying conference rooms, collaboration spaces and nomad desks so that employees can choose the space that best meets their needs. And, SingSpot employees will now have a dedicated IT help desk and board room.

As HubSpot expands its presence across Asia Pacific, the team will be led from Singapore by Jeetu Mahtani, Managing Director of International for HubSpot. Of the announcement, he said, “HubSpot has just scratched the surface of what we can achieve in Asia Pacific. We’re looking forward to creating remarkable experiences and results for our customers across the region and so excited to do so with a full team on the ground in Singapore. With the right team in place, we’ll be unstoppable.”

About HubSpot

HubSpot ($HUBS) is a leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Since 2006, HubSpot has been on a mission to make the world more inbound. Today, over 18,000 customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot’s software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. HubSpot’s inbound marketing software, ranked #1 in customer satisfaction by VentureBeat and G2Crowd, includes social media publishing and monitoring, blogging, SEO, website content management, email marketing, marketing automation, and reporting and analytics, all in one integrated platform. HubSpot Sales, HubSpot’s award-winning sales application, enables sales and service teams to have more effective conversations with leads, prospects, and customers. HubSpot has been recognized by Inc., Forbes, and Deloitte as one of the world’s fastest-growing companies and the Glassdoor, Fortune and Entrepreneur as a best place to work. HubSpot is headquartered inCambridge, MA with offices in Singapore; Dublin, Ireland; Sydney, Australia, and Portsmouth, NH. Learn more

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April 28, 2016 at 5:18 pm

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Anonos Selected for Inaugural TED Residency Program

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-Big Data Needs BigPrivacy™ is a Breakthrough Idea Worth Spreading

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Anonos Inc. announces its selection for the highly competitive inaugural TED Residency innovation program for breakthrough ideas.

TED’s mission of supporting “Ideas Worth Spreading” reaches far beyond the conference and video series, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that leverage the power of ideas. According to TED, participants in its residency program are selected based on passion, expertise, the strength of their idea, their character, and their ability to bring a fresh perspective and positive contribution to the diverse TED community.

“The Anonos Big Idea worth spreading is BigPrivacy™” said Ted Myerson, Co-Founder of Anonos. “BigPrivacy is a software-based product that makes it easier to safely collect, combine, share, and publish large volumes of data. As Big Data paves the way for new discoveries in diverse disciplines, Anonos’ BigPrivacy product enables breakthroughs in the life sciences, including personalized and precision medicine, while at the same time protecting the privacy of the sensitive data sources on which new insights depend,” said Myerson.

Dr. Jonas Almeida, Professor and Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook University, and an advisor to the company observed, “Anonos was ahead of the curve in anticipating the world awash in data that we live in today. Streams from myriad web-enabled devices make it difficult to manage privacy through traditional access controls alone. This is what excites me about Anonos: they saw de-identification as a way to bolster the governance of gigantic sensitive data ecosystems at a time when this scenario was only academic conjecture.”

Realizing the promise of Big Data depends on secure access to personal data, including sensitive health data. However, outdated methods of privacy protection (such as data masking, traditional access controls, and static de-identification) undermine research by reducing the accuracy of data, restricting access to data sets, and/or requiring the deletion of data, minimizing its value. Anonos BigPrivacy technology overcomes these limitations by dynamically de–identifying data, maintaining a high level of accuracy, and by separating data sets into components, enabling selective access to varied gradations of sensitive information under controlled conditions.

“Restoring privacy protection to a realistic possibility rather than just an aspirational goal creates great value for both individuals and society,” said Mary Abrams, Executive Director & Chief Strategist at Information Accountability Foundation. “Anonos’ selection for the TED Residency is clear evidence that the company’s vision and success in implementing it thus far address this need.”

Anonos’ patented BigPrivacy technology simultaneously protects data privacy and accuracy so researchers and other data users can leverage the value of Big Data and comply with federal, state and international laws.

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Press Inquiries: +1-212-658-1132;

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April 28, 2016 at 5:14 pm

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Radius Developers and Deserve Builders Join Hands to Develop a Contour Living 40 Acre Township in the Heart of Chembur

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MUMBAI, India /PRNewswire/ — First Phase Includes Studio Suites, 1&2 BHK Residential Apartments Starting at  Attractive Prices

Radius Developers and Deserve Builders launched an integrated township on April 15, 2016 – PROJECT CENTRAL PARK spread across 40-acres in Chembur. A first-of-its-kind multi-layered development, the project is at one of the most sought-after and well-connected locations in the city.


Nestled on the eastern hills of Chembur, PROJECT CENTRAL PARK lends itself to unique contouring; with 60% open space and 10 acres of lush green landscaping adding to the scenic beauty. The township is being developed in two phases, the current one consisting of towers with immaculately designed studio suites, 1BHK, 1BHK Premium and 2BHK apartments that reflect the changing needs of the urban Indian.

The unique offering by PROJECT CENTRAL PARK includes studio suites that efficiently utilize smaller spaces with the best of amenities and features for comfortable living. Studio suites are best suited for young working professionals to combine high quality lifestyle with proximity to work and recreation. Such home buyers are essentially value seekers who are comfortable with slightly smaller unit sizes, provided they get the lifestyle they desire within the city; and that’s where the starting ticket size of PROJECT CENTRAL PARK fits well.

Located in the center of the city, it saves them a lot of travel time while offering international lifestyle of an integrated township. This enables residents to have more personal time while staying in the center of all action.

At the launch of PROJECT CENTRAL PARK, Ashish Shah, COO, Radius Developers said, “Chembur, today, is one of the fastest growing micro markets in Mumbai’s residential real estate. The area is bestowed with good infrastructure and has the best kind of connectivity. Designed to be a self-sustained city-within-Mumbai, PROJECT CENTRAL PARK, aims to foster community living that will redefine the neighborhood.”

Utkarsh Sarda, Deserve Developers added, “PROJECT CENTRAL PARK in Chembur is an epitome of integrated township in the heart of the Mumbai. It will offer premium comfort and superior accessibility to its residents.”

This city-within-Mumbai will be equipped with ultra-modern amenities and offer a world-class lifestyle. The project design blends with the charm of the hills to create visual vistas and promenades. The development has a mix of asset class of retail and food & beverages in addition to comprehensive amenities.

The construction work has already commenced at site.

About Radius Developers:

Spearheaded by Sanjay Chhabria as its Managing Director, Radius is a modern take on Mumbai’s real estate. Team Radius is a blend of professional flair and entrepreneurial passion. Sanjay is a renowned and respected member ofMumbai’s real estate fraternity and Radius is his independent foray into real estate.

Radius is an amalgamation of integrity, transparency and an ability to deliver challenging projects on time. Radius is an outcome of the succession plan at the Wadhwa Group where Sanjay led the business as a Managing Director for over a decade. Radius endeavors to hoist this value-legacy even higher with exquisite designs, latest technology and earnest ambition. Above all, everything that Radius does will be built around all its stakeholders.

Radius operates out of Mumbai’s commercial hub, Bandra-Kurla Complex with over 300 members with the group from past 2 years. The company has had a track record of successful delivery of premium projects across Mumbaiin commercial as well as residential segments.

In the past, Radius has developed over 6 million sq. ft. of prime residential and commercial real estate. It is set to reshape the contours of luxury real estate in Mumbai with inspirational creations and logic defying.

A legacy of over 4 decades | PAN Mumbai presence | 21 landmark projects in pipeline | 20 million square feet of proposed development.

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About Deserve Builders:

Deserve Builders has established itself as a key player in executing large scale projects with a distinct focus on re-development projects. The company now aims to provide landmark developments in residential and commercial segments across Mumbai and other upcoming cities.

The company has steadily developed expertise and acquired acumen in conceptualizing and developing these projects across the city. Since its inception in 2006, the company aims to provide premium luxury residences to its customers in various strategic locations. Within a short span of time, and backed ably by a young and dynamic workforce, the company is now on a strong growth platform with a huge land bank and a number of premium projects in the pipeline. Our ability to manage projects is well supported by our esteemed partners and associates.

For more information, please contact:
Anand Vaidya

Source: Radius Developers

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April 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm

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LTE M2M Cellular Modules to Exceed 50% of Total Module Shipments by 2021

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OYSTER BAY, N.Y. /PRNewswire/ — ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, forecasts LTE M2M cellular modules will grow to over 50% of total module shipments by 2021. The company’s detailed cellular M2M module market tracker monitors LTE forecasts across seven categories, covering both single mode and multimode variants across Cat 1, Cat 0, Cat M1 and Cat M2 (NB-IoT) technologies. In total, ABI Research tracks 14 cellular technology categories across 2G, 3G, and 4G markets.

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“The train has left the station,” says Dan Shey, Managing Director and Vice President at ABI Research. “With the recent ratification of the Cat M1 standard and later Cat M2, it is pretty clear that LTE will rapidly replace 2G and 3G connections in some of the major M2M markets.”

North America is one region where rapidly expanding network coverage and a very competitive operator environment will drive LTE’s connection dominance in IoT. Verizon is the most aggressive with LTE as they are more reliant on LTE for competitive advantage than are the GSM operators of AT&T and T-Mobile. Of the developed world markets,Europe’s LTE M2M module shipment share will be the lowest. 2G modules are still preferred due to high network coverage and some operators are looking to extend 2G with the EC-GSM standard.

LTE shipment growth rates rapidly accelerate later in the forecast period as Cat M1 and Cat M2 modules gain a foothold in a myriad of application segments. However module revenue growth will not be nearly as robust as shipment growth since M1 and M2 modules are far less expensive than 3G and the higher speed and capacity 4G modules.

“There are lots of expectations for LTE Cat M1 and M2 technologies, and there are certainly tremendous opportunities particularly for creating new IoT application segments,” concludes Shey. “But the hyper growth expected for these technologies has many uncertainties, including the appeal and attractiveness of various LPWA business models, operator connection pricing, and competition from other connectivity architectures and technologies. Cooperation among many IoT suppliers is required if the potential of these technologies is to be realized.”

These findings are part of ABI Research’s M2M and IoT Modules and Devices Service (, which includes research reports, market data, insights, and competitive assessments.

About ABI Research

For more than 25 years, ABI Research has stood at the forefront of technology market intelligence, partnering with innovative business leaders to implement informed, transformative technology decisions. The company employs a global team of senior analysts to provide comprehensive research and consulting services through deep quantitative forecasts, qualitative analyses and teardown services. An industry pioneer, ABI Research is proactive in its approach, frequently uncovering ground-breaking business cycles ahead of the curve and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. In all, the company covers more than 60 services, spanning 11 technology sectors. For more information, visit

Contact Info: Mackenzie Gavel
Tel: +1.516.624.2542

Source: ABI Research

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April 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm

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ABI Research Forecasts Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 802.15.4, NFC, and GNSS Markets to Reach More Than 10 Billion Annual IC Shipments by 2021

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  • LONDON /PRNewswire/ — ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, forecasts the global wireless connectivity market, excluding cellular connectivity, to reach more than 10 billion annual IC shipments by 2021. While smartphones will continue to represent the largest market, the introduction of Bluetooth mesh networking, emerging Wi-Fi protocols, enhancements to 802.15.4, such as ZigBee 3.0 and Thread, and the growing trend to develop multiprotocol connectivity system on chips (SoCs), will create new opportunities in various verticals of the IoT market.

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    Bluetooth will be in 60% of total devices by 2021. The mobile phone market will account for less than 45% total Bluetooth shipments by this time as Bluetooth Smart continues to grow and branch into new verticals. Bluetooth Smart will be in 16% of devices by this time, with strong growth in smart home and beacon applications, in addition to a significant presence in the connected home and wearable space.

    Wi-Fi will see its most significant growth in IoT verticals, such as wearables, automotive, the smart home, and other nascent IoT verticals. However, by 2021, mobile phones will still account for 55% of the Wi-Fi-enabled device market. Wi-Fi is also branching out into new frequency bands, including 802.11ad (WiGig) for high-speed wireless data transfer and sub-1GHz Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah). This will open up new opportunities for 802.11ad in the networking, mobile device, computing, and peripheral space, and in low power IoT devices and wireless sensor network applications for 802.11ah. By 2021, Wi-Fi will be found in 47% of all devices. Forecasts for each Wi-Fi protocol are provided in the market data.

    802.15.4-based technologies, such as ZigBee and Thread, are set to find success in the smart home, achieving a CAGR of 60% between 2016 and 2021. The technology will also see growth in energy management and smart city applications, such as building automation, smart metering, smart lighting, and industrial applications, accounting for more than 28% of devices by this time. However, 802.15.4 will still only be present in less than 9% of the device market by 2021, predominantly due to its absence in the smartphone and consumer electronic markets.

    NFC is also targeting new opportunities for mobile payments in smartphones and wearables, as well as secure pairing and provisioning of IoT devices. It is the growing prevalence of combo ICs, though, that will help drive the market forward, particularly in IoT verticals.

    “These solutions can help eliminate the need for multiple connectivity ICs, reduce complexity and cost, and give manufacturers greater flexibility in targeting multiple applications and use cases using a single SoC,” says Andrew Zignani, Industry Analyst at ABI Research. “Devices incorporating multiprotocol chipsets will be more future-proof and faster to market. Ultimately, this will enable greater scalability and afford OEMs more flexibility and confidence when designing a connected device.”

    ABI Research’s extensive analysis of the wireless connectivity market includes forecasts for technologies ranging from Bluetooth “Classic”, Smart, and Smart Ready to 802.15.4, NFC, and each of the current and future Wi-Fi protocols. Market opportunities for each of these technologies are assessed across more than 15 verticals and 75 end device types.

    These findings are part of ABI Research’s Wireless Connectivity Service (, which includes research reports, market data, insights, and competitive assessments.

    About ABI Research

    For more than 25 years, ABI Research has stood at the forefront of technology market intelligence, partnering with innovative business leaders to implement informed, transformative technology decisions. The company employs a global team of senior analysts to provide comprehensive research and consulting services through deep quantitative forecasts, qualitative analyses and teardown services. An industry pioneer, ABI Research is proactive in its approach, frequently uncovering ground-breaking business cycles ahead of the curve and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. In all, the company covers more than 60 services, spanning 11 technology sectors. For more information, visit

    Contact Info:

     Mackenzie Gavel

    Tel: +44.203.326.0142

    Source: ABI Research

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April 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm

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Hotmob Pioneers an AI-based Hybrid Mobile Marketplace that Marketers Would Covet

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Hotmob, the industry leader in mobile marketing, sets a new framework of how mobile advertising operates by combiningpremium and performance advertising into a whole new hybrid mobile marketplace.

Premium mobile advertising requires the delivery of quality advertising to quality audience in a brand safe environment. This has always been the best mobile marketing practice and specialization of Hotmob, which helps many long-standing clients such as BMW and Cartier to fully actualize their advertising goals.

Johnny Wong, CEO of Hotmob and Digital Marketer of 2015 award winner, contended: “2016 is the year where premium and performance advertising will converge. Marketers have fully embraced programmatic approaches and brand safety from premium advertising. The integrated mobile advertising solutions would be highly promising to meet the increasing demand in the Asia Pacific.”

The integration of premium and performance offers more value from each impression and valuable insights that marketers covet, not only getting full access to over 4000 selected content providers via Hotmob’s premium network, but also providing marketers more efficient ways of buying audiences at the impression level with far more specificity. With proprietary optimized bidding algorithms and in-depth predictive analytics to evaluate more than 180 billion data points, active mobile users who carry behavioral characteristics such as frequent visit and recency of interest can be detected to better engage with the right campaign.

The power of integration is to intelligently use data across a hybrid mobile marketplace. By blending programmatic with DARTS proprietary re-targeting solution, marketers are able to increase the total value of the inventory dramatically and achieve foreseeable results. With a more data-driven approach, a high campaign performance increment of 65% from average click-through rate could be realized.  This ultimately leads to higher yields for publishers, while affording advertisers the ability to achieve more with less.

Wong extended, “For sure marketers could realize the outstanding achievements on campaign performance with hybrid mobile marketplace. We are also excited to unleash new video ad formats and targeting varieties this year.  Together, we strive to take mobile advertising to another level that would amaze marketers.”

About Hotmob

Hotmob delivers integrated and performance driven mobile marketing solutions facilitating with proprietary advertising technologies, robust ad-serving platforms and creative media that are engineered to meet the growing demand from businesses across Asia market.


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April 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm

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Improving air quality in Northern China requires urgent public-private partnership

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-Johnson Controls co-chairs workshop to address smog issue in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei

SHIJIAZHUANG, China /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls recently co-hosted the Smart Energy Application for Triple J Region Workshop with the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP), Hebei Energy Conservation and Monitoring Center, and the American National Standards Institute.

Workshop on smart energy hosted by the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program, Hebei Energy Conservation and Monitoring Center, the American National Standards Institute and Johnson Controls
Workshop on smart energy hosted by the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program, Hebei Energy Conservation and Monitoring Center, the American National Standards Institute and Johnson Controls


The Workshop brought together experts from public and private sectors in China and the U.S. to address urgent environmental issues faced by the largest urbanized region in Northern China, comprising Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

Johnson Controls initiated the Workshop as the co-chair of Industrial Energy Efficiency Working Group under the U.S.-China ECP, which is recognized by the presidents of China and the U.S. for its vital role in clean energy cooperation.

With heating identified as a critical area to address for significant progress to be made to improve energy efficiency and air quality in Northern China, Johnson Controls shared its insights and experience with waste heat recovery projects at the workshop. The company highlighted how despite the compelling business and environmental case for waste heat recovery, recent implementation has slowed down because of increased caution in capital spending.

“The technology is proven and continues to get better. The payback period is less than three years on average, and in certain cases, less than two years,” David Huang, general manager of HVAC, Johnson Controls. “With many untapped sources of waste heat from industrial sectors such as power, steel, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, non-ferrous metal and sewage treatment, it would be a pity to be held back by current challenges. Our hope is that this workshop will bring all key parties together to work through these challenges.”

In the last four years, Johnson Controls has led and participated in 20 waste heat recovery projects in Northern Chinaand achieved remarkable success. For example, a waste heat recovery solution at a large northeast Chinese municipal heating facility saved more than $1.2 million, while eliminating the burning of some 9,000 tons of coal in the heating season. This is equivalent to removing 4,000 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2016, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #17 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency

Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Efficiency’s breadth of offerings helps building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe® and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, follow us @JCI_BEnews on Twitter and @JCIBEChina on Wechat.


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April 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

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Asia IoT Business Platform to Transform Businesses and Catalyze Philippine Smart Digital Nation Vision

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-Internet of Things Stakeholders Share Latest ICT Developments and Meet Potential Business Partners/Clients in Manila

MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — The 7th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: IoT Philippines this May will see key policy makers, government officials, telecommunication operators, solution providers and local enterprises gather to explore the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for business productivity, share case studies of IoT implementation and establish partner relationships via business matchmaking.

Being held for the second time in Manila, it is endorsed by the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines. The conference and exhibition will be held on 23 & 24 May 2016 at the Manila Marriott Hotel.

Hon. Undersecretary Louis Casambre, the Executive Director of DOST-ICTO will be giving the government keynote address on IoT in building a Smart Digital Nation, followed by Carolynn Ann C. Reyes, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue on IoT in Nation Building.

According to JD Montelibano, the Head of Business Applications from the IT Enabled Services Group of Globe Telecom, IoT will enable Philippine companies to be more competitive in a global level. Besides being able to monitor and manage different assets across the organization, companies will be able to capture rich data that allows them to understand customer trends, anticipate problems beforehand, and improve process and operations efficiency.

“IoT has huge opportunities and unlimited use case that are relevant to the Philippine market. What solution providers must do is to understand pain points and problems in a local micro level. They also need to have platforms that are inter-operable with other systems to drive seamless integration through readily available APIs,” he added.

During the 2-day conference, there will be a focus on IoT developments within the following industries:
1. Manufacturing & Industrial IoT (IIoT)
2. Transport and Logistics
3. Smart Cities
4. Healthcare
5. Banking and Finance

Over 300 C-level participants will discover the immense potential of IoT and gain invaluable insights on how to leverage the growing network of technology embedded machines for businesses operations.

The conference is chaired by Microsoft, which sees IoT opportunities existing in public sectors such as next generation cities and public safety, retail to enhance buying experience of consumers, telcos and utilities to further enhance ability to service customers and prevent service outages, and manufacturing to enhance operations, increase throughput and prevent failures in the manufacturing line.

“More and more, we’re seeing IoT become part of the fabric of business, helping converge an organization’s assets, data and processes with people and business systems. Today, this intersection is allowing enterprises to uncover new opportunities, create new business models and transform their operations — to become truly digital businesses. We look forward to having great conversations with organizations of all sectors to discover how IoT can help them!” said Herns Hermida, Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead of Microsoft.

According to Frost & Sullivan, Philippine spending in IoT is forecasted to grow from US$ 55.1M in 2014 to US$ 766.8Min 2020. With a focus on educating end users on IoT adoption, Asia IoT Business Platform will be bringing in case studies across verticals from local and abroad for the benefit of attending seniors executives from the ICT and operational divisions. The city of Yokohama, DHL, Honda Motors, Nestle, Telenor Connexion, M-PESA have been invited to share their success stories and challenges on IoT implementation projects.

Registered participants include senior executives from the Philippines Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Clark Development Corporation, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Procter & Gamble, Ayala Land, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., Resorts World Manila, etc.

To kick-start the conference agenda, an IoT Leaders Panel will take place on the 23th of May to discuss market trends and outlook of IoT in the Philippines. The panel is formed by representatives from ICTO-DOST, Globe Telecom, Maynilad Water Services, Bureau of Internal Revenue, with Microsoft as the panel moderator.

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is the Smart City Sponsor and will be hosting a panel discussion on the Philippine Approach to SMART Cities on 24th May. Invited panellists include BCDA and the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), and this will be a key highlight of the conference.

In addition to Globe Telecom, Smart Communications and Microsoft, other sponsors and exhibitors include Nosairis, Qlue, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, ADLINK, Blue Wireless, Third Pillar, Eastern Telecommunications, Truphone and Stash.

Country manager of Intel®, Calum Chisholm, will be hosting a luncheon to explore partnerships with local companies and empower them to grow IoT solutions in Philippines. The U.S. Department of Commerce will also be hosting a networking reception for exhibiting U.S companies.

Supporting partners of Asia IoT Business Platform include InfoComm Technology Association of the Philippines(ITAP), Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation (SEIPI), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Philippinen), Spanish Chamber of Commerce (La Camara). Member companies are entitled to concessionary rates to participate at the conference and exhibition.

About The Asia IoT Business Platform

With a focus on local telecommunication companies and verticals, the Asia IoT Business Platform is an educational platform crafted by the industry, for the industry, with the aim of addressing key issues facing the adoption of IoT technologies in the ASEAN region. We drive enterprises to understand and learn about the adoption of IoT technologies for their business.

Since its inception in 2013, the Asia IoT Business Platform has secured strong suppport from local governments and telecommunication companies for the past 6 editions.

The 7th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: IoT Philippines will continue to explore opportunities and challenges within enterprise IoT, while providing ample networking and business matchmaking opportunities for IoT stakeholders. This is the second year running that the event will be held at Manila Marriott Hotel and will take place on 23-24 May 2016, followed by IoT Thailand (26-27 May). View past editions here.

Upcoming conferences – Asia IoT Business Platform 2016 Series:

7th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Manila, Philippines; May 23-24, 2016
8th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Bangkok, Thailand; May 26-27, 2016
9th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Jakarta, Indonesia; August 15-16, 2016
10th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; August 18-19, 2016

For more information please visit or follow us:
Twitter: or @AsiaIoT

About Industry Platform Pte Ltd

Industry Platform Pte Ltd is a Singapore incorporated firm focused on the global telecommunications sector. We areSoutheast Asia’s leading organizer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) conferences and exhibitions. We work with local and global businesses, as well as public sector bodies and associations who are looking to expand their reach in Asian markets. We provide the best platforms for industry professionals to network and shape developments.

For more information, please contact:

Sue Yuin, Ho

Source: Industry Platform Pte Ltd

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April 28, 2016 at 3:59 pm

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