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Indonesia’s Largest Tech Conference Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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-The two-day event features 6 stages of power-packed agenda, complete with the country’s top 3 startup CEOs
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — After completing a successful run of conferences in Singapore, Tokyo, and Bangalore earlier this year, Tech in Asia, the online platform for Asia’s tech community, is set to conclude the year on a high note with TIA Jakarta 2016. The event’s 5th edition is set to take place on 16 and 17 November at Balai Kartini. It will welcome over 5,500 attendees and feature a power-packed agenda with 6 stages worth of content.

Headlining the Main Stage are the CEOs from the country’s top 3 startups – Nadiem Makarim from Go-Jek, William Tanuwijaya from Tokopedia, and Ferry Unardi from Traveloka. This marks the first Tech in Asia conference that gathers all 3 heavyweights in one place.

Aside from the Main Stage, attendees will be treated to 5 other stages, each packed with valuable lessons tailored to today’s biggest trends – Developer, Marketing, Revenue, Product, and Startup 101. Facebook, Google, Line, Edelman, Adyen, App Annie, Hubspot, TechStars, KPMG, Qerja, Bukalapak, 500 Startups, Mozilla, Golden Gate Ventures, and Venturra Capital are some of the top brands speaking at these stages.

Other highlights of the event include:

Speed-Dating: Entrepreneurs get to pitch their business idea to leading venture capital firms from around the world. Each Tech in Asia conference typically hosts VC firms with a combined capital of US$1 billion, and November’s event expects to facilitate over 800 sessions.

Bootstrap Alley: 250 handpicked, product-ready startups from Indonesia and abroad showcase their ideas, form partnerships, and find funding opportunities.

Roundtables: An avenue to get up close with seasoned industry veterans, each session is kept small and cosy to facilitate discussions and interaction.

Arena pitch battle: 7 startup finalists pitch live on stage to a panel of judges and a packed hall of attendees.

Post-conference networking after-party: Networking continues after 7pm at Tech in Asia’s Night Crawl! Let your hair down and make connections after a day of hustling.

For more information and full event agenda, please visit the official website at

About Tech in Asia

Tech in Asia (YC W15) is a media, events, and jobs platform for Asia’s tech communities, where you can keep abreast of the latest news, share your own thoughts, and find talent or jobs best suited to your needs. Connect with startups, investors, corporates and more, at our annual conferences held in Singapore, Bangalore, Tokyo, and Jakarta. With an ever-­growing team of close to 100 based all across Asia and the US, spanning editorial, events, research, and recruitment functions, we are fully dedicated to bringing Asia’s tech community closer together.

About the Tech in Asia Conference series

Tech in Asia’s signature 2-day conferences are held annually in Singapore, Bangalore, Tokyo and Jakarta. They are amongst Asia’s largest conferences organized for the region’s tech ecosystem, attracting entrepreneurs, investors, media, and corporations interested to learn more about the startup community. For more information, visit

For media enquiries, please reach out to our team at and Vera at +62 812-8544-114.

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October 28, 2016 at 8:26 pm

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SAVE THE DATE – Vivid Sydney 2017

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The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas
SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Vivid Sydney, one of the most spectacular light shows in the world, is set to impress again when it returns to Sydney for 23 nights from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017.

Owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s Tourism and Major Events agency, Vivid Sydney attracted more than 2.31 million people from around the globe in 2016.

Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which annually transforms the Harbour City into an outdoor art exhibition with its colourful creative canvas. The event features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas), all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres said: “Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, and the biggest event in Australia.

“Last year, Vivid Sydney boasted its biggest program ever with more than 90 light installations and projections created by more than 150 artists from 23 countries, 190 music performances and 658 speakers in 183 Vivid Ideas events. Highlights included Songlines, an incredible projection inspired by the ancient dreaming tracks that weave across landscape and skies, created with the work of six renowned Indigenous artists and the first Indigenous lighting of the iconic Sydney Opera House Sails.

“Vivid Sydney 2017 promises to be even bigger so put Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June in your diary, and start planning a trip to see Vivid Sydney now.”

For a glimpse of Vivid Sydney’s magic, watch this timelapse from the 2016 event here

Diary date

What: Vivid Sydney 2017
The world’s largest festival of Light, Music and Ideas, and Australia’s largest event,
Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of the creative industries.

When: Friday 26 May – Saturday 17 June 2017

Where: Sydney, Australia – Locations across the city including lighting projections along the iconic Sydney Harbour foreshore including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.


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Please note: The full Vivid Sydney 2017 program will be announced early 2017.

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October 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

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Grid Mobile Entered into a Collaboration Agreement with 1Machine System Sdn Bhd

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Median Group Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Grid Mobile Sdn Bhd (“Grid Mobile”) today signed a Collaboration Agreement with 1Machine System Sdn Bhd (“1Machine”) to have 1Machine to distribute its branded “PERISAI” software to Grid Mobile’s affiliates and partners’ customers/members base on a revenue share model.

Standing Front L-R: Zalifah Zakaria (Director Grid Mobile) & Abbyamir Sapie (CEO 1Machine); Standing Back: L-R: Mohd Suhaimi Rozali, Asrul Nahar Razak, Shazilan Dahalan (all from Grid Mobile) & Haniffah Zainuddin (Director 1Machine)
Standing Front L-R: Zalifah Zakaria (Director Grid Mobile) & Abbyamir Sapie (CEO 1Machine); Standing Back: L-R: Mohd Suhaimi Rozali, Asrul Nahar Razak, Shazilan Dahalan (all from Grid Mobile) & Haniffah Zainuddin (Director 1Machine)
Grid Mobile, a private limited company incorporated in Malaysia, is a distributor of mobile telecommunication products and services in Malaysia. 1Machine is a Malaysian-based technology company in the business of internet security solutions primarily anti-virus, security and maintenance tools for mobile services and computers under the brand name PERISAI.

Pursuant to the collaboration agreement, 1Machine will revenue share with Grid Mobile any sale of 1Machine’s software, both freeware and payware, to Grid Mobile’s affiliates’ and partners’ members. Conversely, Grid Mobile will revenue share with 1Machine for any sales derived from 1Machine’s own distribution network and platform.

Grid Mobile being a new player in the telecommunication industry that emphasised on fintech offerings believe that security is paramount for its partners’ customer/member base. For that reason, it is honoured to forge this strategic relationship with 1Machine, a Malaysian company with distribution network in Southeast Asia.

Recently last September, 1Machine was awarded a two-year contract in Philippines worth USD1.3 million for provision of security software for mobile phones in the Philippines. Earlier in March 2015, it also entered into a Memorandum Agreement with an established business entity in Kuwait to supply its Perisai internet security software over a period of 15 years covering personal, professional and business packages.

“We believe this collaboration will be a stepping stone which will catapult our business into the market and at the same time, open up the vast opportunities of our partners’ trade. We are confident that our business marriage with 1Machine will contribute positively to our bottom line in 2017,” said Zalifah Zakaria, Director of Grid Mobile.

Mr. Abbyamir Sapie, Chief Executive Officer of 1Machine stated, “This cooperation with Grid Mobile is deemed to be a windfall for us as we believe in the business prospects of our new partner and its market reach which will tremendously benefit us”.

About Median Group Inc.

Median Group Inc. (“Median”) is a company incorporated in Texas and quoted on the Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) market in United States. Its ticker symbol is CHMD.

Median aims to become a leading mobile service and technology provider focusing on mobile communications and applications, financial technology and services (“fintech”) in addition to digital market place to closed-group communities. The Company’s mission is to best serve the community through building digital technology eco-system. Median is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For more information about Median, please visit:

About Grid Mobile Sdn Bhd

Grid Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Median is a company incorporated in Malaysia that offers telco products and services under the brand name “Grid Mobile”. Its offerings are telecommunication services, real-time transaction and payment platforms to meet its aspiration to be a leading provider of telecommunications, financial, entertainment and travel products and services to the communities.

About 1 Machine Sdn Bhd

1Machine is a company incorporated in Malaysia and is a technology company in the business of internet security solutions primarily anti-virus, security and maintenance tools for mobile services and computers under the brand name “PERISAI”.

For more information about 1Machine, please visit:

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October 28, 2016 at 1:22 pm

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Hertz Asia Wins Two Best-in-class Awards

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Hertz Asia has recently been named the Best Car Rental at both the TTG Travel Hall of Fame Awards and the Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards, two of the most prestigious accolades of the industry.

TTG Travel Hall of Fame Awards – Best Car Rental
TTG Travel Hall of Fame Awards – Best Car Rental

Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards – Best Car Rental
Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards – Best Car Rental

Marcus Tan, Director, Commercial Development South Asia, accepted both awards recently in Singapore (Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards) and Bangkok (TTG Travel Hall of Fame Awards).

The TTG Hall of Fame Awards are given to outstanding organisations that have claimed the equivalent winning title for 10 or more consecutive years. Of the achievement, Mr Tan commented, “We’re thrilled to be the winners in our category. It is a testament to all that we have done to satisfy our customers’ needs in the past year. On behalf of Hertz, I would like to thank all those who voted for us and an especial acknowledgement to our valued customers who have supported and sustained us.”

Hertz also received the honour of ‘Best Car Rental’ company at the second annual Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards, which recognised 45 winners across 12 categories within the travel sector. This is the second consecutive year that Hertz has been named the leading car rental operator at these renowned awards.

“Both of these wins truly reaffirm our position as the leading car rental operator in Asia-Pacific,” said Eoin MacNeill, Vice President for Hertz APAC. “This success would not be possible without the continued endorsement from our TTG and Travel Weekly peers. Hertz would like to thank each and every one for their vital ongoing support,” Mr MacNeill concluded.

The TTG Travel Hall of Fame and Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards are renowned for acknowledging outstanding organisations and their contributions to the travel industry across the Asia-Pacific. The awards are voted for by the TTG and Travel Weekly membership base.

About Hertz Global
Hertz Global operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental company with approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,320 airport locations internationally. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz Global owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. For more information about Hertz Global, visit:

Hertz Press Contact:

Nicholas Rafferty
ICON International Communications
T: + 61 2 8235 7600

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October 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm

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Veritas Advances Enterprise Data Management with Support for Google Cloud Storage Coldline

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-Expanded Integration with Google Cloud Platform Increases Customer Choice, Reduces Spend and Improves Agility

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced that it is expanding its Google Cloud Platform integration with support for Google Cloud Storage Coldline. By combining Information Map, NetBackup and Google Cloud Platform, customers can take advantage of frictionless information governance with complete visibility, insight and greater control of their data.

The number of enterprises using cloud as a backup destination is on the rise and is expected to double by 2018[1], according to Gartner. As this trend continues, customer choice in cloud storage destinations and the appropriate tiers within those destinations becomes critical to building the right data management and governance strategy. This includes backup and archive to durable, offsite repositories such as Google Cloud Platform. Veritas is advancing enterprise data management through simplified data migration to Google Cloud Platform by automating and optimizing storage lifecycle policies, reducing cost and improving agility.

“Veritas’ collaboration with Google underscores our commitment to managing the world’s information and helping customers gain accessibility and insights from their data,” said Scott Anderson, Senior Vice President of Information Protection Solutions at Veritas. “By extending our support to Google Cloud Storage Coldline, we’re enabling our customers with more cloud storage choices to better balance their service level objectives, compliance requirements and spend for data that is necessary to keep, but rarely accessed.”

Google Cloud Storage Coldline offers customers an ideal cloud destination for the long-term archiving of backup copies and disaster recovery of cold data with no compromise on latency or availability. Veritas also offered day-one support of Google Cloud Storage Nearline for storing backup data that is accessed less frequently (i.e. less than once a month). Google Cloud Storage integrates seamlessly with Veritas NetBackup Appliances, giving customers a complete solution for managing data through its lifecycle. The NetBackup Appliance offers optimized local storage for critical backup data that needs to be readily accessible for quick restore. As the data ages, it can automatically move through different tiers of storage, including cloud. All of this is managed via a single policy and management console. Veritas Information Map further illuminates unstructured data assets across the global storage environment for complete visibility, easy management, and new levels of insight from which smarter decisions can be made.

Visit to learn more about Veritas information management solutions and Google Cloud Platform.

[1] Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, June 8, 2016

About Veritas Technologies

Veritas Technologies enables organizations to harness the power of their information, with information management solutions serving the world’s largest and most complex environments. Veritas works with organizations of all sizes, including 86 percent of global Fortune 500 companies, improving data availability and revealing insights to drive competitive advantage.

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October 28, 2016 at 1:10 pm

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