Watch the Indian Premier League IPL 2015 LIVE In Over 150 Countries World Wide*

CHENNAI, India, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

CricketGateway.com is the Official Digital Streaming Partner* of the Indian Premier League 2015

Gain Access to Rich Cricket Content Experiences, Including:

  • IPL Video Stream – LIVE, Ad-Free and Direct from Match Stadiums
  • World’s First Interactive Video Tag Card for Game Scores
  • Frame-By-Frame Video for Personalized Game Analysis
  • Extensive Analytics of Twitter Cricket Conversations

Wotwerx Holding, a TechFront enterprise and sole licensing partner of the Indian Premier League 2015* on all digital platforms globally, today announced the launch of CricketGateway.com; the Official Digital Streaming Partner* of the Indian Premier League 2015.

Available on both web and mobile, in addition to HD quality advertisement-free video feeds LIVE and direct from IPL match stadiums, subscribers can also access the World’s first ‘Interactive Video Tag Card’ – a feature allowing users to click on any part of the match score board to view video highlights for only the selected batsman, bowler, boundaries, wickets and more.

Subscribers can also avail video on-demand of completed IPL matches and access to Fan Cast frame-by-frame match video analytics, allowing users to slow the action down and analyze each match turning point in detail.

Cricket is beyond just a sport in India; it is a way of life and we want Cricket fans from across the world to be able to tune-in to the IPL – which is why CricketGateway.com, said Mr. M S Muralidharan Managing Director, TechFront.

*

CricketGateway.com does not Stream Live IPL Matches to USA, UK, Africa, Europe, Middle East and India

# An exclusive license from Novi Digital Pvt. Ltd.

About WotWerx  

Wotwerx is where the Business of Sport converges, connects, engages and delivers for the Sports Fan. We are convinced that Fan Engagement and the associated use of Digital Assets and Data is the way of the future for Sport and The Fan. We have dedicated Ourselves and Our Business to its Pursuit.

About TechFront Group 

Techfront pioneers end-to-end integrated technology, solutions and premium intelligence for sports bodies, sponsors and spectators to create a seamless bridge and engagement from its global delivery hub across all major continents.

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Atos moves Edith Cowan University to the Cloud and takes operational responsiveness, engagement and cost efficiency to new heights

SINGAPORE, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Atos, an international leader in Digital Services, was appointed by Edith Cowan University to migrate the University’s entire central IT infrastructure to the cloud and transform it into a more agile, scalable and on-demand infrastructure. This bold move is the very first undertaken by an Australian tertiary institution. 

This new win will demonstrate the ability of Canopy — the Atos Cloud — to deliver a suite of services around cloud computing, especially enterprise grade Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with new levels of performance, data sovereignty and mass scalability whilst establishing itself as an enabler of digital transformation in Australia as well as the rest of the region.

Under the terms of the 5-year contract, Atos will work closely with Edith Cowan University to achieve seamless transformation from current data centre infrastructure to a dynamic and secure Managed Hybrid Cloud infrastructure to be built in Western Australia. In addition, Atos will ensure new levels of operational flexibility, transparency and cost efficiency that will allow Edith Cowan University to optimise their resources. 

“The advancements in technology and our students’ expectations for a modern, fast and high-performance IT infrastructure to enable their consumption of knowledge are the critical reasons for this shift, in addition to the rising cost of maintaining and upgrading an on-premise data centre,” said Professor Omari, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Edith Cowan University. He added, “While we reviewed the changing landscape of our organization against future expansionary plans, the need for an advanced IT infrastructure and data centre, moving to the cloud became inevitable and we found Atos with its international coverage and expertise to be the right fit.”

“This landmark partnership with Edith Cowan University will not only help to entrench Atos’ position in the Australian market as the go-to provider of cloud and IT services, but also affirms our commitment to Australia,” said Herbie Leung, CEO of Atos in Asia Pacific. “Like businesses globally, universities are also under tremendous pressure to reduce cost, enhance processes and improve services. Atos is well positioned to play a vital role in supporting organizations in Australia to achieve their greatest potential for service, operations and cost savings with our global insights and relevant skills”.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of EUR10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.   

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. For more information: www.atos.net

About Canopy

Canopy, the Atos cloud, powered by EMC and VMware, is the Cloud Service Line of Atos and the European leader in enterprise and government cloud. Offering a one-stop-shop for cloud services focused exclusively on cloud delivery to large public and multinational private sector organizations, Canopy brings substantial benefits to its customers: IT cost reduction and reduced capex expenditure through flexible pricing models plus access to innovative and agile technology that can enable rapid cloud implementation and faster time to market for products and services. Canopy offerings are based on open standards so customers can choose their preferred technology and decide whether to run solutions off- or on-premise to best meet their business needs. Headquartered in London (UK), Canopy currently operates in 9 countries across 3 continents. For more information: www.canopy-cloud.com.

CONTACT:
Rhoda Dinesen
+65-6730-8524
rhoda.dinesen@atos.net  

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Grow Your Small Business with Offline Marketing Techniques

NEW YORK, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Even while living in a digital age, small business marketers understand that traditional marketing strategies are unique and have distinct value with helping to grow their small business. While it’s important not to discount the power of online marketing, many proven offline methods are simply forgotten when marketing campaigns are planned.

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In her debut article for PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit, Claire Prendergast, Senior Strategic Communications Manager at agencyEA, explores different types of traditional offline marketing techniques that can benefit your business.

  • Guerilla marketing. Thinking outside of the box may lead to unconventional techniques that often translate into “unforgettable.”  Posting sticky notes at popular locations such as drive-thrus may be one guerilla marketing tactic that leaves a lasting impression.
  • Give stuff away. Including small branded items with each customer order is an excellent way to incentivize your customer-base. That extra thoughtful step may be just what is needed to get them coming back for more.
  • Public speaking. While this tactic may not be for everyone, it’s often a very useful way to bring new customers to your business and help grow your brand. Find a local event that is related to your industry, come up with an educational topic you can speak on, and volunteer your time. Attending events can be just as beneficial as speaking at them.

For further discussion surrounding offline marketing techniques that work, click here: http://bit.ly/1GL20C2

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

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

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Director, Strategic Channels
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WebStreamur Introduces a Marketplace for Monetizing Live Streaming Content

ALKMAAR, The Netherlands, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — At NAB 2015 WebStreamur will demonstrate the end-to-end solution for monetization and live streaming from any location. You can now go live at a click of a button from an Android as well as from an iPhone, Mac Book and dedicated Streamur devices. Due the tight integration with Twitter and YouTube you can go live instantly and receive feedback on your stream. WebStreamur enables the live broadcast of any event but college and other amateur sports will be one of the most important markets for this platform. In combination with targeted advertisement also smaller sports can monetize their content. Next to the apps WebStreamur will launch three dedicated Streamur transmitters utilizing bonded 3G/4G and fixed IP channels.

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WebStreamur CEO Michel Bais:
With WebStreamur we are able to unleash the potential of the smaller sports and live events that do not get airtime on national or even local television channels. With the advertising revenues from platforms like YouTube, sport clubs and colleges are able to finance the broadcast of their events. With the apps available for free everybody can start right now. For the clubs who want to invest a little more we offer dedicated transmitters with HD SDI or HDMI input.

On WebStreamur
WebStreamur is a new platform which delivers high quality live video from any place to the web. WebStreamur utilizes the award winning bonding technology of Mobile Viewpoint to live stream from any location using bonded IP channels. Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of wireless video solutions for both the broadcast and security industries.

WebStreamur and Mobile Viewpoint will exhibit at NAB 2015 in Central Hall, stand 2807

http://www.webstreamur.com 

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The Economist Group Launches Its First Bilingual Chinese-English App The Economist Global Business Review

A new app that explores key global trends in business, finance and technology – always with a strong point of view

HONG KONG, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Economist Group today officially launched a new digital app The Economist Global Business Review, focused on delivering insightful analysis on global trends in business, finance and technology. As the first in a planned series of local-language offerings, the bilingual Chinese-English app allows The Economist Group to reach a new set of global business leaders in markets like mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. The Economist Global Business Review is the first bilingual product featuring Economist content to be offered in the 171-year history of the weekly publication.  Recognising that today’s most influential business leaders span the globe, The Economist Global Business Review removes barriers to bring its spirit of independent reporting and sharp perspective to a wider audience, initially in Chinese, and expanding to other languages in future.

The Economist Global Business Review

The Economist Global Business Review

Curated by the editors at The Economist Group, The Economist Global Business Review features a selection of the best business, finance and technology stories from the weekly newspaper, which have been translated to the highest degree to maintain the stylistic nuances of the original text. Ten (10) articles are published initially at the start of the month; thereafter, a daily article is published each weekday for a total of 30 articles each month.

The bilingual app works in either English-Simplified-Chinese or English-Traditional Chinese and is available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. “Chinese was a natural first language for us to choose when launching this new bilingual product, given the increasing global reach of China’s companies and its diaspora,” said Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of The Economist.  “For many years we wrote off the idea of foreign-language editions as too expensive and impractical. However, the rise of digital technology changes the game. We can now deliver content quickly and without the cost constraints of print publishing.”

Tim Pinnegar, Publisher and Managing Director of The Economist Group Asia-Pacific said:  “Offering our unique content in local language opens up an entirely new market to us that was not possible to tap into before.  Our growth strategy over the next five years is exactly focused on attracting new audiences and capitalising on innovations in product and service offerings.”

Keeping in line with the minimalistic design aesthetics of The Economist, the app’s simple and intuitive interface allows for easy toggling between languages.  The app also features a powerful cache (the articles can be archived for up to 12 months) to facilitate offline reading.

The Economist Global Business Review is made available for free in April and May, courtesy of launch sponsor Hyundai.  Wonhong Cho, CMO of Hyundai Motor Company says, “We are glad to sponsor the launch of this new bilingual app from The Economist Group, and hope the app inspires new thinking and new possibilities within the Chinese business communities worldwide.” 

During this time, readers can download the app and experience the simple interface and compelling content completely free of charge. The app is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and a number of independent Android stores worldwide.  For more information, visit our website www.TEGBR.com

About The Economist Group

Headquartered in London, The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs.  Its publications and services include The Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Intelligent Life and CQ Roll Call.  The Group delivers its information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services.  Across all its products and services, the Group is known for its objectivity of opinion, originality of insight and rigorous analysis of key issues.

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AirMedia Sells 5% Equity Interest of its Advertising Business for RMB150 million

BEIJING, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AirMedia Group Inc. (“AirMedia” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AMCN), a leading operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China targeting mid-to-high-end consumers, today announced that Beijing Shengshi Lianhe Advertising Co., Ltd., a variable interest entity in China, which it currently controls through contractual arrangements (the “VIE structure”), has entered into a share transfer agreement to sell 5% equity interest of AirMedia Group Co., Ltd. (“AM Advertising”) to Shenzhen Liantronics Co., Ltd, a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Shenzhen Stock Exchange Code: 300269) for a consideration of RMB 150 million in cash (the “Transaction”), which reflected the total valuation of AM Advertising of RMB3 billion.

The payment of the Transaction is expected to be completed within 10 working days of the completion of the share transfer.

AM Advertising is a consolidated affiliated entity of AirMedia. AirMedia will restructure AM Advertising for the Transaction. After the restructuring, AM Advertising will own and operate all AirMedia’s media business in airports and all the billboard and LED media out of the airports, excluding gas station media network. After the restructuring, all AirMedia’s other businesses, including but not limited to in-flight Wi-Fi business, on-train Wi-Fi business, digital TV-screens on airplanes, and gas station media network will be transferred out of AM Advertising and not form part of the Transaction.

“Media companies have been enjoying higher PE multiples and valuation in China’s local stock exchanges. We believe the Transaction is a good way to increase our shareholder value. We have made exciting developments on our transformation into a leading in-flight and on-train Wi-Fi operator in China. We will continue to focus on our transformation, which, we believe, has a brilliant future for the Company,” remarked Herman Guo, chairman and chief executive officer of AirMedia.

About AirMedia Group Inc.

AirMedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN) is a leading operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China targeting mid-to-high-end consumers. AirMedia operates the largest digital media network in China dedicated to air travel advertising. AirMedia operates digital frames in most of the 30 largest airports in China. In addition, AirMedia sells advertisements on the routes operated by seven airlines, including the four largest airlines in China. In selected major airports, AirMedia also operates traditional media platforms, such as billboards and light boxes, and other digital media, such as mega-size LED screens.

In addition, AirMedia has obtained exclusive contractual concession rights until the end of 2020 to develop and operate outdoor advertising platforms at Sinopec’s service stations located throughout China.

For more information about AirMedia, please visit http://www.airmedia.net.cn.

About Shenzhen Liantronics Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Liantronics Co., Ltd plays a leading role in LED display industry, which provides system solutions for medium and high-end LED full color display products. As a state-level high-tech enterprise with registered capital of 73.58 million RMB and net assets of 500 million RMB, Liantronics is specializing in LED application products from developing, manufacturing, sales to service.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “future,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate,” “confident” and similar statements. Among other things, the Business Outlook section and the quotations from management in this announcement, as well as AirMedia Group Inc.’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. AirMedia may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about AirMedia’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: if advertisers or the viewing public do not accept, or lose interest in, AirMedia’s air travel advertising network, AirMedia may be unable to generate sufficient cash flow from its operating activities and its prospects and results of operations could be negatively affected; AirMedia derives most of its revenues from the provision of air travel advertising services, and any slowdown in the air travel advertising industry in China may materially and adversely affect its revenues and results of operations; AirMedia’s strategy of expanding its advertising network by building new air travel media platforms and expanding into traditional media in airports may not succeed, and its failure to do so could materially reduce the attractiveness of its network and harm its business, reputation and results of operations; if AirMedia does not succeed in its expansion into gas station, in-flight internet services and in-air multimedia platform or other outdoors media advertising, its future results of operations and growth prospects may be materially and adversely affected; if AirMedia’s customers reduce their advertising spending or are unable to pay AirMedia in full, in part or at all for a period of time due to an economic downturn in China and/or elsewhere or for any other reason, AirMedia’s revenues and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected; AirMedia faces risks related to health epidemics, which could materially and adversely affect air travel and result in reduced demand for its advertising services or disrupt its operations; if AirMedia is unable to retain existing concession rights contracts or obtain new concession rights contracts on commercially advantageous terms that allow it to operate its advertising platforms, AirMedia may be unable to maintain or expand its network coverage and its business and prospects may be harmed; a significant portion of AirMedia’s revenues has been derived from the six largest airports and four largest airlines in China, and if any of these airports or airlines experiences a material business disruption, AirMedia’s ability to generate revenues and its results of operations would be materially and adversely affected; AirMedia’s limited operating history makes it difficult to evaluate its future prospects and results of operations; and other risks outlined in AirMedia’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AirMedia does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Investor Contact:
Raymond Huang
Senior Director of Investor Relations
AirMedia Group Inc.
Tel: +86-10-8460-8678
Email: ir@airmedia.net.cn

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At NAB 2015 Mobile Viewpoint Launches WebStreamur, a Global Marketplace for Live Mobile Journalism

ALKMAAR, the Netherlands, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile Viewpoint announces the launch of WebStreamur, a new platform which delivers high quality live video from any place to the web. WebStreamur utilizes the award winning bonding technology of Mobile Viewpoint to live stream from any location using bonded IP channels. During NAB 2015 WebStreamur will launch its own range of products including an App for MacBook, iPhone and Android and 3 dedicated appliances. WebStreamur utilizes YouTube to deliver live streams via WebStreamur channels on any device and create revenues based on sponsoring. WebStreamur utilizes Twitter for announcements and instant feedback. WebStreamer can be used for any event but will focus on the delivery of college sports content around the world. WebStreamur wireless bonded video transmitters and app’s will unleash the potential of unique sports events no matter where and when they take place.

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Mobile Viewpoint CEO Michel Bais:  

“Since the beginning of Mobile Viewpoint we looked into the broadcast of smaller but attractive sport events on the Internet. The growing popularity of watching video online via streaming platforms like YouTube, LiveStream, Meerkat and Periscope opens a marketplace for the delivery of live sports and other events that do not have the reach to get on normal Broadcast Television. This makes it, in combination with our unique bonding technology, possible to deliver a high quality end-to-end solution and distinguishes WebStreamur from other #mojo products. WebStreamur gives the smaller content producers and sport teams easy access to a bigger audience and a global marketplace to monetize their content.”  

On Mobile Viewpoint 

Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of solutions for both the broadcast and security industries. Based on their H.264 and H.265 codec implementations, combined with patented technology, allowing for HD video to be transmitted over bonded IP connections. Customers include major broadcasters, such as BBC, Al-Arabiya, Sky Sports News, NBC Sports.

Meet Mobile Viewpoint and Webstreamur at NAB 2015 Central Hall, stand 2807
http://www.mobileviewpoint.com / http://www.webstreamur.com

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WinHEC Taipei is Back to Taiwan in 2015

In-depth discussions with hands-on exploration of Windows 10 on hardware technologies

WinHEC Workshop Taipei will continue in future as Microsoft aims to create cross-platform business opportunities with hardware and software partners in Taiwan

TAIPEI, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — After seven years, WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Community) returns with a new format for Windows’ hardware partners. Following the launch event of the series held in Shenzhen in mid-March, WinHEC Workshop Taipei kicks off today (April 7th) with four days of technical training sessions, hands-on labs, and face-to-face technical consultations for Windows 10 hardware developers. WinHEC Workshop Taipei has generated significant interest within the local hardware ecosystem, with nearly 400 invited engineers attending from OEM, ODM, IHV and IBV partners.

Windows 10 is the first operating system that can serve as a cross-device platform; it supports desktop computers, mobile devices, wearable devices, the Internet of Things (IoT); connects and controls various types of devices and creates entirely new business opportunities for Microsoft’s hardware partners in Taiwan. There is no question that Taiwan is a global leader in terms of hardware technology, and with the development of IoT industry, the Windows ecosystem built up over the years by Microsoft and hardware partners in Taiwan has expanded from traditional computers, tablets, mobile devises to wearable devices and the IoT. The fact that Microsoft holds its WinHEC Workshop again in Taipei highlights the importance of its Taiwanese hardware partners in the era of the Internet of Things.

Mujtaba Hamid, Principal Program Manager, Partner & Customer Engagement R&D, Microsoft shares that “whether manufacturing or design capability, the hardware industry in Taiwan has long played a strategic role on the global stage, and Microsoft has closely collaborated with its Taiwanese partners over the years. To build the Windows ecosystem in Taiwan, Microsoft has held different events and forums over the past two decades, for instance, the PlugFest held for 5 consecutive years and the TechDays events. And now after a gap of 7 years, we are re-launching WinHEC Workshop in Taiwan, which not only shows our promise of deepening our presence here, but also signifies that the technical collaboration between Microsoft and its hardware partners here will continue to enable design and manufacturing of great Windows based devices.”

“In this WinHEC Workshop Taipei, we will not only share the most novel innovations of Windows 10, but also focus on the hands-on lab practice for hardware devices running on Windows 10, helping hardware/firmware developers, product planners and company decision-makers address issues encountered during development stage through in-depth interactions with Microsoft engineers. This way, hardware devices designed for Windows 10 can be launched with the latest operating system, allowing us to create more business opportunities together,” says Anne Yang, Principal PM Manager of Operating System Group at Microsoft Taiwan.

With nearly one hundred companies participating, WinHEC Workshop Taipei will spur Windows 10 business opportunity for Taiwan based hardware engineering partners

Nearly 400 engineers from around a hundred companies have been invited to attend WinHEC Workshop Taipei, April 2015. This event not only focuses on sharing and demonstrating Windows 10 platform and technology, it will also provide indicators on how tech firms can win business via IoT devices operating on Windows 10. In addition, the event includes sessions of hands-on Lab, where participants can have robust interactions and exchange with Microsoft engineers based on their requirements through team practice and testing.

As Miller Chang, Vice President of Advantech Embedded Core Group points out: “Advantech is honored to be invited to partake in this year’s WinHEC Workshop, and I am pleased to see the WinHEC event returning to Taipei. We have personnel register for the training sessions so they can learn the latest Windows technologies. We are also launching Gateway products with Windows 10 IoT capability, which offer a comprehensive IoT solution when they are coupled with Azure.” Martin Sun, President of Wacom Technology Solution BU also says: “Wacom has worked closely with Microsoft in pen and writing areas since the time when Windows Tablet PC were first launched. Writing has always been the most original, natural and the easiest way of human communication and self-expression. With the advent of modern technology, Wacom and Microsoft have maintained their commitments to offering users the perfect writing experience. We will be launching a series of pen products that are compatible with Windows 10 DirectInk platform, allowing users a unique experience comparable to that of writing on paper.”

Furthermore, in terms of wireless networking, many IT giants are upgrading the interoperability between operating systems and hardware/software and improving efficiency by utilizing the new WDI (Wireless Driver Interface) structure offered by Windows 10. For example, Microsoft’s partner Realtek will soon unveil a series of wireless network chips that use the WDI structure; the chips will support the new Internet application of Hotspot 2.0 as well as Hang Detection Recovery and can effectively improve convenience for users.

Microsoft Windows 10 IoT — Your key success factor in the IoT Era

WinHEC Workshop Taipei 2015 underscores Microsoft’s investment in and services provided via the Internet of Things, including Windows 10 IoT and Azure IoT services. It is expected that Windows 10 IoT, a platform designed for device manufacturers will be launched this summer. Windows 10 is an operating system that can not only run on PCs, tablets, and mobile phones but will also usher in the new era of IoT. Windows 10 supports different types of development boards used by Makers and commercial device builders to quickly bring new IoT devices to life while allowing hardware manufacturers and social communities to have an opportunity to shine in the constantly evolving world of the IoT. From small gateway devices to POS systems, Windows 10 can be adopted to enhance a wide range of devices, such as robots or specific medical equipment. Windows 10 IoT provides a platform with enterprise-grade security that integrates devices with the cloud. With Microsoft’s Azure IoT service, companies are able to set up IoT easily by using the service on their existing IT assets, and start the link and communication among the devices and between them and the cloud.

After Windows 10 is released, Microsoft will launch a new version of Windows for small device that will be free for Makers and commercial device builders to unlock new scenarios. In collaboration with Raspberry Pi, Intel and Qualcomm, Microsoft will provide a series of development boards for manufacturers, helping partners to bring Windows 10 to the internet of things. With Windows 10 integrating the support for various devices including desktop, mobile, wearable, and the IoT devices, the application of sensors in each of these devices has become more important. Windows 10 is able to support both the traditional and newer types of sensors, making its support to sensors all inclusive. Vishay Capella also works with Microsoft, whose UV sensor products will support all platforms that operate on Windows 10. Furthermore, with even closer collaboration with Microsoft, STMicroelectronics has made all of its humidity sensors compatible with Windows 10, thus providing a comprehensive solution to environment sensors used in homes, in an industrial environment or on mobile devices.

The WinHEC Workshop Taipei is re-launched after 7 years, which signifies Microsoft’s commitment and investment in collaborating with its local partners. Microsoft aims to encourage the trend of the Internet of Things with Taiwan IT companies by sharing the latest technology and having robust exchanges. Moreover, WinHEC Workshop Taipei will be organized regularly, providing more useful information to local IT companies. The next WinHEC event will be scheduled in May 2015. For more information please visit the official event website: http://www.winhec.com.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and business realize their full potential. Microsoft Taiwan Corporation has established in Taiwan since 1989. For more than two decades, our partnership with business, customers, communities, and government allow us to continue our commitment to being a responsible local industry partner as well as perform our Corporate Social Responsibility.

Press Contacts

Jessica Chuang PR Manager at Microsoft Taiwan
Tel: (886) 2-3725-3663
Mobile: 0955-091-099
email: v-jchu@microsoft.com

Peter Teng Account Director at Veda International
Tel: (886) 2-2704-3024 #168
Mobile: 0936-115-461
email: peter@veda.com.tw

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Zebra Medical Vision Launches the Most Comprehensive Medical Imaging Research Platform Globally

SHEFAYIM, Israel, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Completes $8m seed round led by Khosla Ventures to accelerate the creation of imaging insights tools for HMOs and ACOs

Zebra Medical Vision launched a closed beta of its Medical Imaging Research platform and announced funding of $8 million led by Khosla Ventures, with participating parties DeepFork Capital and Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff. The company’s solution enables researchers to quickly develop imaging algorithms and insights based on large scale datasets and advanced processing power. Zebra’s commercialization pipeline will then expedite clinical application of imaging research products.

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With a billion people joining the middle class by 2020, and an aging global population, the demand for medical imaging is rapidly increasing. Fast, accurate diagnosis is paramount, and is getting increasingly difficult to achieve with existing Radiology resources. Medical Imaging storage has grown tenfold since 2005 according to a Frost&Sullivan report and continues to grow with more advanced modalities. Therefore there is an acute need for accurate automated tools to enable high quality diagnostic insights at scale.

“Advances in machine learning and computer vision have made it possible to create diagnostic quality algorithms based on big data, that surpass current reading accuracy rates. Such algorithms will reduce false positives, identify false negatives, provide earlier diagnosis of cancer or other diseases and unlock incidental findings hidden in the vast amounts of imaging data that resides within archives of health providers,” said Elad Benjamin, Zebra Medical CEO and former General Manager of the Carestream Healthcare Information Solutions group.

“I have frequently commented that technology will reinvent healthcare as we know it,” said Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures. “Zebra is combining the power of machine learning, computer vision and big data to do just that in medical imaging – creating a sandbox through which imaging innovation can occur and be delivered to patients. We are proud to back such a team and an ambitious endeavor and look forward to seeing the outcomes of the platform.”

Zebra’s platform offers a cloud-based, fully hosted research and development environment. This includes access to large datasets of structured, de-identified studies, storage, state-of-the-art GPU computing power and support for a multitude of research tools. The platform also enables research groups to collaborate and create joint tools.

“Zebra is the only platform today that offers such seamless access to both the tools and the needed datasets and research environment – and at such a large scale,” said Professor Gabriel Krestin, Professor of Radiology, Chair of Radiology at Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam and past President of the European Society of Radiology. “This will finally enable providers to bring medical imaging into the fold of large scale clinical analysis and population management.”

The Zebra platform is initially being launched to select research groups. Researchers and machine learning practitioners can apply for an invite here. ACOs and HMOs are welcome to participate and learn how can better imaging insights improve care and reduce costs.

About Zebra Medical Vision Ltd  

Zebra Medical Vision has set out to create the world’s largest medical imaging insights platform. We believe that by providing machine-learning researchers the needed tools and datasets we can accelerate development of advanced decision support tools and diagnosis needed to serve the worlds population. Headquartered in Kibutz Shfayim Israel, the Company was founded in 2014 by Co-Founders Eyal Toledano, Eyal Gura and Elad Benjamin.  

More info at http://www.zebra-med.com

Contact:
Elad Benjamin  
info@zebra-med.com

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