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Glispa Launches VOLTU: A Social Influencer Network To Drive High Value User Acquisition, Brand Awareness and Engagement

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-VOLTU Empowers Social Influencers To Earn While Advertisers Drive App Installs & Customer Lifetime Value
BERLIN, and SINGAPORE, and SAN FRANCISCO, and BEIJING, and SÃO PAULO, and TEL AVIV /PRNewswire/ — VOLTU, the performance-led social influencer network for mobile acquisition, officially launches today from mobile adtech pioneer Glispa Global Group. VOLTU connects advertisers with thousands of influential content creators worldwide in order to drive app installs, brand awareness and engagement.

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For more information go to: http://voltu.com/

Influencer marketing has proven to be an effective way to motivate and engage consumers because it harnesses the power of authentic, meaningful content, created by consumers, for consumers. Consumers and mobile users find this medium of advertising trusted and valuable, rather than interruptive and contrived.

VOLTU is set apart from other social influencer solutions by its strong focus on performance, its comprehensive proprietary adtech platform and its ability to reach globally and beyond the USA or tier one markets into the explosive growth emerging markets (including BRIC Brazil Russia India China; LATAM Latin America and SEA Southeast Asia.)

Launched out of beta today, VOLTU has over 30 thousand social influencers in its network with over 3500 apps to promote. Influencers with anywhere from 10 thousand to millions of followers are invited to apply and run campaigns on the VOLTU network. A self-service platform for Social Influencers, the VOLTU network provides an easy application and campaign management dashboard where influencers can start using the system and getting paid for it by creating more of the posts and content that authentically fit with their followers.

The network taps into all significant social channels worldwide, which will allow advertisers to reach global audiences in a highly efficient way. VOLTU’s local influencer partners create authentic, relevant content across any number of local platforms. These include AfreecaTV (Korea), Douyu (China), VK (Russia) and NicoNico (Japan) and many more.

VOLTU is a natural extension of the Glispa Performance Network offerings, constantly innovated for over 8 years, that drive mobile app user acquisition. Glispa has been running bespoke social influencer ad campaigns with significant ROI for over 3 years for clients like Square Enix and Chinese giant, Youzu.

“With VOLTU we address inherent mobile ad industry challenges including advertisers’ needs for transparency and fraud protection, ever-diminishing user engagement with banner ads, and the rise of ad blockers,” said Samantha Turner, Commercial Director and VOLTU creator/ambassador. “We offer our advertising clients a hyper-native solution, leveraging trusted authorities in their topic areas (e.g. gaming) to drive high-value user acquisition and brand awareness at scale.”

Gary Lin, CEO and founder, adds, “Glispa Global Group is employing its 8+ years of performance DNA, proprietary technology and unprecedented global reach to make this incredibly valuable delivery method viable for all marketers. VOLTU connects advertisers with thousands of influencers worldwide to promote apps, drive installs and develop stronger customer relationships or lifetime value.”

VOLTU’s technology platform leverages the same power that is behind Glispa’s world class, enterprise-scale platform, innovated upon for years. The platform includes advanced tracking and attribution, campaign management, reporting and analytics, quality optimization, fraud analysis and billing system to power a highly innovative, efficient and ROI driven backend.

About Glispa Global Group
Glispa Global Group is a mobile marketing pioneer empowering clients to activate global audiences and move markets. Providing a full suite of technology-based services, Glispa partners with global advertisers, app developers and publishers, enabling them to reach their user acquisition and monetization goals. With its recently-launched ad mediation platform, Ampiri, app developers can now gain full transparency and control over their entire mobile app inventory to maximize revenue potential, working with the largest global publishers and app developers.

Headquartered in Berlin with offices in Beijing, Bangalore, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Singapore and Sao Paulo, Glispa employs a multinational team representing 45 nationalities speaking 32 languages. To get started with Glispa, connect with us: http://www.glispa.com.

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August 4, 2016 at 4:48 pm

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App Annie Launches Marketing Intelligence to Drive Better Results for User Acquisition

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-New product empowers leading app publishers to optimize $87 billion in annual ad spend
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Today App Annie, the most trusted mobile app data and insights platform, announced the launch of Marketing Intelligence for companies looking for data to improve user acquisition campaigns and to execute a cost-efficient, data-driven marketing strategy to scale their app business.

As consumers spend more time engaging with their devices, businesses — both mobile-first and mainstream — are investing more resources toward acquiring and engaging mobile users. However, due to a lack of a transparency both in paid and organic channels, app publishers are facing challenges in effectively improving app discovery, user acquisition and ad monetization to keep up with industry growth.

“Executing a well-designed user acquisition strategy is a key component of successfully launching an app and sustaining its trajectory,” says Walter Driver, CEO of leading mobile gaming publisher Scopely. “Marketing Intelligence provides detailed insights that help us determine how to drive our organic and paid campaigns in the future.”

Further, with mobile ad spend reaching $87 billion in 2015, coupled with increasing user acquisition costs and intensifying competition, there is urgent demand for strategic insights to better plan ad spend for maximum return.

“As every business expands into mobile apps, App Annie is evolving its products to help clients succeed within the app economy. With ever changing mobile ad spend and monetization options and strategies, there was growing demand among leading app publishers for more transparent, readily-accessible data,” says Bertrand Schmitt, CEO and co-founder at App Annie. “Marketing Intelligence allows our clients to benchmark and execute well-informed, efficient user acquisition strategies to better scale their app businesses.”

Marketing Intelligence provides insight into:

App store optimization: how to boost an app’s discoverability and presence in the app stores.
Creative gallery: how to track an app’s ad creatives and network partners in one place, and understand when and where ads are running, and which ones drive results.
Competitive insights: details of a competitor’s app advertising strategy, including the partners they work with, actual creatives, tactics and messaging.
“Marketing Intelligence from App Annie is hugely impactful to our decision-making process. It provides us with a means of having a well-informed, systematic, deliberate approach to our new product pipeline planning in a way we wouldn’t otherwise have,” comments Yelena Grant, Product Marketing Manager, New IP at mobile games company Mobilityware.

“Optimizing Match Group’s user acquisition is critical for my team to keep scaling our world-class apps while we generate the best return on investment possible for our investors. With Marketing Intelligence, I am able to gain key insights to inform our marketing strategy even further,” according to James Peng, User Acquisition Director, Match Group (MTCH).

Marketing Intelligence is the company’s latest addition to its Intelligence suite, the only integrated solution offering clients insight into the full app consumer journey — from discoverability and awareness to drive downloads, through user engagement and retention, to monetization with in-app purchases and advertisements.

Find more information at https://www.appannie.com/landing/marketing-intelligence/.

About App Annie

App Annie delivers the most trusted app data and insights for your business to succeed in the global app economy. Over 500,000 registered members rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their businesses and the opportunities around them. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 450 employees across 15 global offices. App Annie has received $157 million in financing, from investors such as e.Ventures, Greenspring Associates, Greycroft Partners, IDG Capital Partners, Institutional Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. Learn more at http://www.appannie.com.

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August 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm

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MediaTek Powers Polar M600 Sports-Optimized Android Wear(TM) Smartwatch

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MediaTek MT2601 SoC delivers performance and power efficiency for compact wearable designs

HSINCHU, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — To meet consumer demand for smarter, feature-rich fitness and activity wearables, MediaTek today announced it powers the newly launched Polar M600, an Android Wear sports-optimized smartwatch.

Equipped with advanced features, including Polar’s optical heart rate technology and integrated GPS, the Polar M600 is powered by MediaTek’s MT2601 system-on-chip (SoC). Developed exclusively for wearables like the Polar M600, the MT2601 delivers a user experience that is fast and smooth. The SoC strikes the optimal balance between speed and power-efficiency and includes multimedia display technology to deliver an enhanced viewing experience on the 1.3″ Polar M600 screen.

“MediaTek takes pride in designing technology for our customers like Polar to bring innovative products to consumers that can enhance everyday life,” said JC Hsu, MediaTek’s Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the IoT business unit. “We developed MT2601 with full functionality for small form-factor connected devices. Polar integrated it beautifully into a stylish, sports watch designed to give the best experience to active and fitness-minded consumers at all levels.”

For device makers, the MT2601 provides a smaller printed circuit board size, fewer components and low power consumption, all key factors for the wearable marketplace. Its design advantages also translate into lower bill-of-materials costs.

“Designed for a connected and modern lifestyle, the Polar M600 helps consumers balance their training, activity and everyday life,” said Polar Chief Strategy Officer Marco Suvilaakso. “Polar is known for bringing smarts into sports and we are excited about the opportunity to combine MediaTek’s expertise in high accuracy location technology, power efficiency and hardware integration, together with the versatility of Android Wear.”

The MT2601 SoC features a Dual-Core 1.2GHz processor based on ARM® Cortex®-A7, striking the optimal balance between speed and power-efficiency. The highly integrated SoC features GPS satellite positioning and wireless connectivity, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy.

With its superior integration of hardware and software, the MediaTek MT2601 delivers a powerful Android Wear experience.

* Android Wear is a trademark of Google Inc.

About MediaTek

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.

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August 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm

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Webcollage Expands Network of Global Retailer Partners

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Strong yearlong growth extends company’s reach in key ecommerce markets worldwide

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Webcollage, the rich product content publishing platform used by brands and retailers worldwide, today announced a 12-month trend of steady global network growth and a 34% increase in new European retailer partners from June 2015-2016.

“A record number of manufacturers and retailers in some of the most active ecommerce markets around the world are benefiting from our platform,” said John Federman, CEO of Webcollage. “This solid growth speaks to the quality of our SaaS platform and our commitment to maintain strong partnerships with the world’s leading retailers and brands.

“When we say a retailer is a ‘network partner’ we mean that they have real automated integration, with our code live on their site and no manual work required by them,” Federman explained. “This distinction is an important one. We do not claim partnership until these criteria are met.”

More than 1,000 manufacturers use Webcollage to syndicate rich product content to a network of global retailer partners that includes more than 300 ecommerce websites.

“With worldwide ecommerce sales projected to more than double by 2019, we’re working closely with manufacturers and retailers to expand our network,” said Marco Sawrey, Director of International Retail Development at Webcollage. “On a weekly basis, our team is steadily adding new network partners, including heavily trafficked ecommerce sites in large markets, and sites of all sizes from Russia to Singapore to Peru and everywhere in between. Our goal is to streamline the delivery of rich, engaging product content to an increasing number of online shoppers worldwide, to drive more sales conversions than ever before.”

For more information, contact Uana Coccoloni, uana.coccoloni@webcollage.com, +1-212-563-2674.

About Webcollage

Webcollage is the leading cloud-based content management platform for managing rich product information, and syndication across retail sites globally. Webcollage provides brands with the tools they need to deliver consistent content — from rich product detail pages and product selectors to Q&As and product ratings – to power online sales conversions and improve the customer experience. Webcollage was acquired by Answers Corporation in 2013 and is headquartered in New York City with offices in Cleveland, Ann Arbor, Rotterdam, Warsaw and Tel Aviv. For more information, visit http://www.webcollage.com.

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August 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm

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NYPPEX: Secondary Bid-Offer Disconnect in VC-Backed Company Shares

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RYE BROOK, New York /PRNewswire/ — NYPPEX, a technology-driven financial services company that provides secondary private equity market liquidity, just released its revised 2016 Midyear Secondary Private Equity Market Trends and Valuation Report that discusses secondary direct investments in venture-backed private companies.

Its findings included the following:

1. Secondary transaction volume increased 12% for secondary direct investments in venture backed private companies in the 1H2016, driven by shareholders’ concerns about declining valuations and fewer exits. We believe there was significant secondary direct supply offered in the 1H2016 that did not get executed.

2. Secondary bid prices were often significantly lower than offer prices for secondary shares in venture-backed Unicorn companies (i.e. valuations in excess of $1 billion) despite offer prices that reflected 20-40% write downs since December 31, 2015.

3. For the 2H2016, NYPPEX estimates that secondary bid prices will decline 4-6% in general and 10-18% for Common shares (which are widely held by employees) in many Unicorns compared to June 30, 2016, driven by investors’ concerns about current valuations (vs. public stocks), exits and geopolitical risk. Mutual funds, hedge funds and family offices that aggressively invested in Unicorns may report large losses from secondary sales in 2017.

To request a copy of the NYPPEX 2016 midyear report, please email data@nyppex.com with your name, title and organization. Note: All information as estimated by NYPPEX.

About NYPPEX Holdings

NYPPEX Holdings is a technology-driven financial services holding company that provides secondary private equity market transfer administration, trading, advisory and portfolio valuation services for alternative assets worldwide. NYPPEX has provided over $8 billion in secondary private equity liquidity to investors in 26 countries for (a) interests in private funds (e.g. buyout, venture, natural resources, real estate, hedge funds etc.), (b) unregistered securities in private (and listed) companies and (c) their respective derivative instruments.

Its services are provided to alternative investment firms, private companies, governments, financial institutions, custodians, corporations, private wealth management groups and their advisors worldwide. http://www.nyppex.com

For more information, please contact inquiries@nyppex.com or:
Robin Starr Bond, SVP, NYPPEX
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rbond@nyppex.com

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August 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm

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Climbers Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle headline 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

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-October 29 — November 6th, 2016Tickets for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival on sale from August 3 at 12 p.m.Hours: Noon — 5 p.m. Tuesday — Saturday tel: +1 800.413.8368 | +1 403.762.6301www.banffmountainfestival.ca
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BANFF, Alberta/PRNewswire/ — Rock climbing has never seen the likes of these women. Both are known for their trailblazing ascents of The Nose, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn; for establishing record-breaking speed climbs, for possessing a steely dedication to their craft; and, for helping to shape the world of rock climbing. The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to announce Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle as headline presenters for the 2016 Festival.

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From the film KoneLine
This year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival showcases nine days of the best in mountain adventure films and books including the premieres of Mirror Wall, featuring UK climber Leo Holding, and Link Sar West with in person presentations by alpinists Jonathan Griffith and Andy Houseman, US snowboarder Jeremy Jones; Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter; Russian alpinist Dennis Urubko; UK poet Helen Mort; and, nature and wildlife photographer Florian Schulz. Climber and filmmaker Cedar Wright will also return for the second year as emcee presenting the action-packed adrenaline show Radical Reels.

Festival Director, Deb Smythe, said this year’s lineup of film and book events and presentations appeals to all audiences. “Some people have a passion for adventure, others like filming or writing about them and others just love seeing the stories unfold from the comfort of an armchair in a theatre”, she said. Programming Director, Joanna Croston added: “We are thrilled to have an incredible lineup of adventurers, writers and filmmakers this year to cater for all of these audiences by bringing everyone’s love of adventure together.”

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place from October 29 – November 6th, 2016, and is hosted by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Canada. Over 75 films are presented at the Festival where audiences get the opportunity to meet, ask questions, and learn from the world’s finest climbers, photographers, writers, explorers, and more.

The full schedule is available online and tickets can be purchased at http://www.banffmountainfestival.ca or Banff Centre Box Office from August 3 at 12 p.m.

Schedule Highlights:

October 29 — Sonnie Trotter followed by Mirror Wall

Sonnie Trotter is one of the world’s most accomplished rock climbers, becoming the first Canadian to climb both 5.14c and 5.14d. Trotter has made first and second ascents of some of the hardest traditional climbs in the world including Cobra Crack in Squamish, Canada. Trotter joins us on the Banff stage to talk about life on the sharp end.

Presentation followed by the North American premiere of Mirror Wall. In 2015, filmmaker Matt Pycroft, and a team of climbers including Leo Holding, climbed a new route on the North West face of the Mirror Wall, a 1200 metre peak in remote Greenland. Pycroft joins us in person to talk about succeeding in the face of challenging conditions, illness, and prowling polar bears.

October 29 — KONELINE: our land beautiful

KONELINE: our land beautiful is a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELINE explores the complex issues of land use and the intrinsic beauty of nature as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change.

Followed by more films in competition.

October 30 — Florian Schulz

Photographer Florian Schulz’s mission is to connect the marine landscapes along the pacific Coast of North America. Bringing his latest book, The Wild Edge, to Banff, Schulz talks about the captivating 13,500 kilometres journey that has taken him ten years to complete.

Followed by films in competition.

November 2 — Radical Reels with Cedar Wright

Radical Reels has become more than just a night of awesome extreme sports, crazy athletes, and mega-adrenaline feats on a massive screen. It’s an annual highlight, a Banff tradition that is full of wacky antics, outrageous stunts and high octane films — with climber and filmmaker Cedar Wright returning for his second year as emcee.

November 3 — Catherine Destivelle and Banff Mountain Book Competition Awards

This event begins with the presentation of the Banff Mountain Book Competition 2016 awards. Catherine Destivelle is one of the most celebrated alpinists of all time. She was climbing some of the highest peaks in the Alps by the age of 17 and was unbeatable at world cup competitions in the late 1980s, but was then drawn back towards the realm of mountaineering. She has since made solo winter ascents of the Eiger, the Grandes Jorasses, and the Matterhorn. Destivelle presents her story, in her own words, of a life climbing and the feats she’s achieved, including her unprecedented 11-day solo first ascent of the West Face of Les Drus in Chamonix, as well as cutting-edge ascents in Pakistan and the Himalaya.

November 3 — David Stevenson

David Stevenson is the author of the fiction collection Letters from Chamonix which won the Banff Mountain Book Award for Fiction in 2014. Stevenson, who has been the book reviews editor of American Alpine Journal since 1995, will be speaking about his newly-published essay collection, Warnings Against Myself.

November 4 — Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones is arguably one of the most interesting and influential snowboarders in the world. He is equally as famous for his creativity, commitment, and courage in the mountains as he is for humanitarianism and social responsibility. The new star of many films and author of the new book, No Words for the Way Down, Jones is also the founder of Protect our Winters, a non-profit dedicated to reducing the effect of climate change.

Followed by films in competition.

November 4 — Helen Mort

Helen Mort is a contemporary poet and one of England’s greatest exports. She also has a passion for trail running, climbing, and landscapes. Mort’s first collection, Division Street, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and her new collection, No Map Could Show Them, was created during the Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Workshop.

November 4 — Ines Papert

Ines Papert is one of the world’s strongest alpinists, following in the footsteps of legends in Patagonia, the Rockies, and at home in the Alps. She is four-time Ice Climbing World Champion and the first woman to climb the mixed grade of M11. She has shifted the realm of what is possible and has shown what it means to be an extreme climber and mother.

Followed by films in competition.

November 4 — Voices of Adventure: An Interview with Paul Pritchard

In the 1990s, British-born climber Paul Pritchard was at the top of the international climbing scene. After winning the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature in 1997 for Deep Play, he spent his prize money on a climbing tour that found him ascending the Totem Pole in Tasmania — where he was hit by a boulder, sustaining a traumatic brain injury that left doctors questioning whether he would walk or talk again. Despite this prognosis, Pritchard has made remarkable progress and joins climber, writer, and psychologist, Geoff Powter, for a conversation about recovery and possibility.

November 5 — Lynn Hill

Lynn Hill is a living legend. In 1983 she changed the definition of what is possible in rock climbing with her first free ascent of the most famous big wall climb in the world, The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite. The following year, she free-climbed it again, that time in less than a day. Over 19 years later, Tommy Caldwell and Hill are still the only two people in the world to have succeeded in making an all free one-day ascent of The Nose. She joins us in conversation with renowned Australian-born climber and author, Greg Child.

Followed by films in competition.

November 5 — Denis Urubko

Is there anything in the mountaineering world that accomplished Russian climber Denis Urubko hasn’t done? He has climbed all fourteen 8,000 metre peaks without supplementary oxygen, claimed the speed record up Mt Elbrus, won the Piolet d’Or twice and has summited two 8,000 metre peaks in winter. Urubko joins us in Banff for an engaging interview with award-winning writer Bernadette McDonald.

Followed by films in competition.

Notable authors in attendance for this year’s Banff Mountain Book Festival include Jon Turk, Sarah Marquis, Andy Kirkpatrick, and Brendan Leonard as well as Canadian authors Brandon Pullan and Kevin Van Tighem.

Full film line-up and competition winners will be announced in October. For more information on the 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, please visit http://www.banffmountainfestival.ca.

2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival images available here: https://www.banffcentre.ca/images

About Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival: Created 41 years ago, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has become the premier event of its kind in the world. The nine-day Festival hosted by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Canada, showcases the world’s best films, books and photographs on mountain subjects — climbing, culture, environment and natural history, exploration and adventure, wildlife, and sport — and attracts the biggest names in mountaineering, adventure filmmaking, and extreme sports as presenters and speakers. An international jury will also award over $50,000 in prizes for films and books submitted to this year’s Festival competitions.

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Partners: The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is presented by National Geographic and The North Face, and sponsored by Deuter, Clif Bar, Bergans of Norway, Treksta, and Mountain House, with support from PETZL, World Expeditions, Kicking Horse Coffee, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola, Mammut, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism, MEC, and the International Alliance for Mountain Film.

About Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus — artists, leaders, and thinkers — to unleash their creative potential and realize their unique contribution to society through cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, world-class performances, and public outreach. http://www.banffcentre.ca

Louise Healy, Media and Communications, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, louise_healy@banffcentre.ca, http://www.banffcentre.ca

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August 4, 2016 at 4:04 pm

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LabVIEW 2016 New Channel Wires Simplify Development and Improve Productivity for Engineers

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-Latest version of LabVIEW features 500+ new supported instruments, 5 new 64-bit add-ons, supports improved Python integration
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — National Instruments (NI) (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, today announced LabVIEW 2016 system design software, empowering engineers to simplify development and effectively integrate software from the ecosystem into their systems. The latest version of LabVIEW introduces new channel wires to simplify complex communication between parallel sections of code. Available on both desktop and real-time versions of LabVIEW, the channel wire method helps improve code readability and reduces development time.

“The new channel wires in LabVIEW 2016 enable us to develop applications even faster by making architectures that are more transferable across domains,” said Christopher Relf, chief engineer at VI Engineering. “With channel wires, we can set up sophisticated software architectural patterns that natively have multiple sources, without having to create and maintain considerable amounts of custom software in the background.”

Much of the success that LabVIEW users have had relies on the openness of both the product itself and the ecosystem that supports it. LabVIEW 2016 continues this trend with enhanced interoperability with Python and third-party devices. This openness, combined with several new enhancements, helps users continue to improve productivity by streamlining code development and deployment. With the latest version of LabVIEW, users can:

Simplify development with new channel wires that reduce complex asynchronous communication to a single wire
Take advantage of more RAM and memory with new 64-bit add-on support for the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module, LabVIEW MathScript Real-Time Module, LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit, LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit and LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit
Streamline the automation of benchtop measurements with the Instrument Driver Network, which supports 500 new devices in addition to the existing 10,000 supported instruments
Integrate Python IP using the new Python Integration Toolkit for LabVIEW, which is a simple API from Enthought, Inc. (available in the LabVIEW Tools Network) that can integrate Python scripts into LabVIEW applications
LabVIEW 2016 is fully compatible with the latest NI hardware technologies for RF design and test, embedded control and monitoring, and engineering education, including the second-generation vector signal transceiver, NI PXIe-6570 digital pattern instrument, NI PXIe-4135 low-current source measure unit (SMU), Time-Sensitive Networking-enabled CompactRIO controllers and the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) RIO Control Module.

To learn more, watch the What’s New in LabVIEW 2016 video and begin evaluating LabVIEW 2016 today. With an active service contract, users can also access the first ever NI Software Technology Preview. The preview program offers users an early look into investments NI is making in software technologies such as user interface development, in-product learning and data analytics. Learn more about the NI Software Technology Preview and sign up here.

About NI

Since 1976, NI (www.ni.com) has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful platform-based systems that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries — from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics — use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

CompactRIO, LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI, ni.com and NIWeek are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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August 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm

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Mandarin Orchard Singapore and Marina Mandarin Singapore Provide Hotel Guests Free Unlimited Data and International Connectivity with the Handy Smartphone Solution

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Mandarin Orchard Singapore and Marina Mandarin Singapore have equipped all guestrooms with handy, a smartphone solution that provides registered hotel guests complimentary access to unlimited 4G data, local and international calls, online city guides and ticket bookings to Singapore’s places of interest at their fingertips.

With all of Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s 1,077 rooms and Marina Mandarin Singapore’s 575 rooms now equipped with handy, guests can take their personalised smartphone out of the hotel and stay connected as they travel around and explore Singapore. They are also able to dial directly to hotels’ contact lists including guestrooms, concierge and restaurants.

Seamless connectivity is made possible through free high-speed data connectivity and unlimited local and international phone calls covering 15 countries – Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.

Guests can also look forward to useful information on the latest promotional offerings in and around the city through dining and shopping guides preloaded onto the smartphones. In addition, they can navigate around Singapore with ease through built-in travel apps that include Mass Rapid Transit maps and a digital location-based city guide.

To protect guests’ privacy, each device will be restored to its factory settings upon check-out to completely clear all personal data and browsing history that may have been stored during their stay.

Mandarin Orchard Singapore and Marina Mandarin Singapore are managed by Meritus Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning hotel management company that has long been established as an icon of world-class Asian hospitality in Singapore.

For more information or to book best rates, visit http://www.meritushotels.com.

Press Contacts:

Janice Azupardo
Regional Vice President, Branding & Communications
Meritus Hotels & Resorts
DID: +65 6831 6385
Email: janice.azupardo@meritushotels.com

Ikram Zainy
Manager, Marketing Communications
Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus
DID: +65 6831 6051
Email: ikram.zainy@meritushotels.com

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Source: Meritus Hotels & Resorts
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August 4, 2016 at 3:40 pm

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Kydra — Revolutionising Active Wear for City Athletes

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — After months of research and testing, Kydra has crafted the perfect pair of multi-functional shorts for the urban athlete. Integrating athletics and aesthetics, the Kydra Flex Shorts is a simple yet revolutionary product that brings together the practical benefits of running tights and a casual pair of shorts.

Redesigning activewear: the perfect pair of shorts for every city athlete, Invented for the Urban Athlete
Redesigning activewear: the perfect pair of shorts for every city athlete, Invented for the Urban Athlete
‘We were looking for the perfect pair of multi-functional shorts, but there were none,” says Kydra Co-founder Wong Dingyao, “so we decided to engineer our own. Hence, the Flex Shorts were born.”

Every pair of Kydra’s Flex Shorts is engineered to provide each urban athlete utmost comfort during high impact activities, be it running, ball sports, water sports or a heavy-lifting day at the gym. With it’s tailored fit and stylish look, it is also perfect for the city dweller’s everyday errands.

The Kydra Flex Shorts is made of a cutting-edge 160GSM polyester and elastane blend that is both anti-bacterial and sweat-wicking. Each pair is also fitted with an anti-bounce, zippered side pocket made from durable, ballistic mesh — keeping one’s phone or media player in place during a workout. Additional hidden back pockets ensure that your smaller valuables are kept equally secure.

The Flex Shorts are available in S, M, L and XL sizes and fit waistlines from 28 to 40 inches. They are now available for purchase on the brand’s Indiegogo campaign at https://igg.me/at/kydraflexshorts.

“Say goodbye to tacky smartphone armbands, losing small change or having your keys jingling about in your pockets. Kydra Flex Shorts has truly streamlined my approach to workouts,” says Matt, student athlete and Art Director at Kydra.

Unrivalled functionality, comfort and high quality manufacturing guarantees that Kydra’s Flex Shorts is the only pair of shorts the urban athlete will ever need.

About Kydra Inc

Kydra Inc was founded in September 2015 by two athletes born and raised in the urban jungle. The company’s entry into the sporting industry had been propelled by the lack of attention in men’s active wear by major sports brands. Kydra seeks to meet the needs of sportsmen globally, sparing no expense on materials and research and development — providing state of the art sporting apparel. The Kydra Flex Shorts is the brand’s first of many product lines to come.

For more information about our campaign, future plans, or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Jimmy Poh, Co-founder
jimmy@mykydra.com
+65 9339 5911

Wong Ding Yao, Co-founder
ding@mykydra.com
+65 9660 2095

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August 4, 2016 at 3:36 pm

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MDT Announces TMR3101 Absolute Rotary Encoder

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-TMR Sensor Technology Achieves High-speed Operation, High Reliability, Outstanding Jitter Tolerance for Motor Control and Speed Sensing Applications
SAN JOSE, California and ZHANGJIAGANG, China /PRNewswire/ — MultiDimension Technology Co., Ltd. (MDT) announced TMR3101, the first digital magnetic rotary encoder featuring Tunneling Magnetoresistance (TMR) sensor technology. The TMR3101 is a 10-bit high-speed rotary encoder with multiple absolute and incremental output interfaces. It is an ideal choice for motor control, rotary position and speed sensing applications including robotics, drones, smart meters, liquid level meters, smart door switches, and electrical toys, offering users enhanced ROI with accurate angular position measurement and relaxed requirement for the design of the magnet and mechanical structure.

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“MDT’s new TMR3101 is the first digital absolute magnetic encoder product available on the market based on TMR technology. The TMR3101 offers new alternatives to existing magnetic encoder products with high reliability and outstanding jitter and air-gap tolerance, thanks to the unique technical advantages of our TMR technology. Based on MDT’s in-depth expertise in design and manufacturing of TMR sensors along with a strong IP portfolio, we are fully committed to provide greater value to customers. We offer a comprehensive set of product and service options, including TMR sensors in standard packages, wafers or bare-dice, custom package or module design services, or application solutions,” said Dr. Song Xue, President and CEO of MultiDimension Technology.

Key Features of TMR3101

360-degree contactless measurement
Enhanced versatility in multiple high-speed output interfaces SPI/PWM/ABI/UVW/PDI, with 10-bit continuous absolute mode output at 3000 RPM, or 1024-line incremental mode at 10000 RPM
User programmable through the 4-wire SPI interface
Pulse width variation less than 10%
Large operating range allowing relaxed tolerance of air-gap or mechanical jitter
Fine resolution at 0.35 degree
Operating temperature from -40 to +125 degrees Celsius
Compact LGA package in 5x5x0.9mm
MDT’s TMR technology realizes the key benefits of existing magnetic sensor technologies including Hall Effect, AMR (Anisotropic Magnetoresistance) and GMR (Giant Magnetoresistance), while adding the high sensitivity, high resolution, low power, and excellent thermal stability inherent in TMR technology. MDT offers all advantages of the TMR sensor technology to the commercial sensor market in a growing product portfolio, including TMR angle sensors, TMR magnetic switches, TMR linear magnetic field sensors, TMR gear tooth sensors, and TMR magnetic image sensors.

About MDT

MultiDimension Technology was founded in 2010 in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China, with branch offices in Shanghai, Chengdu, Ningbo, China and San Jose, Calif., USA. MDT has developed a unique intellectual property portfolio, and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities that can support volume production of high-performance, low-cost TMR magnetic sensors to satisfy the most demanding application needs. Led by its core management team of elite experts and veterans in magnetic sensor technology and engineering services, MDT is committed to creating added value for its customers and ensuring their success. For more information about MDT please visit http://www.multidimensiontech.com.

Media Contacts
Jinfeng Liu, jinfeng.liu@multidimensiontech.com,
Tel: +1-650-275-2318 (US), +86-189-3612-1156 (China)
Jilie Wei, kevin.wei@multidimensiontech.com,
Tel: +86-189-3612-1160 (China)

Source: MultiDimension Technology Co., Ltd.
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August 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm

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