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:

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:

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Backup Exec 15 Delivers Performance and Simplicity for Hybrid Clouds

Introduces first to market VMware vSphere 6 support, seamless cloud integration and simplified licensing

SINGAPORE, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Veritas (the planned spinout of Symantec’s Information Management business) is launching the general availability of Backup Exec™ 15, an updated version of the award-winning backup and recovery solution that delivers capabilities to help customers address their core needs while staying ahead of the changing landscape.

“Veritas has made great strides in evolving the Backup Exec platform to meet the needs of our users. In recent years, the hybrid cloud model has created new customer needs for tools that manage information in increasingly complex infrastructures,” said Andy Ng, Technical Sales and Services leader, Asia Pacific and Japan, Veritas.

“This complexity has heightened demand for support of new cloud –enabling capabilities and driven an acceleration of our efforts to deliver capabilities designed to address dynamic, modern infrastructures. We have established a “Hybrid is the Model” motto across all of our product development plans and the Backup Exec 15 improvements are a direct expression of this approach,” he added.

The new features of Backup Exec 15 include:

  • Support for VMware with capabilities that deliver advanced integration with vSphere 6
  • Expanded support for more hybrid-cloud platforms, like AWS Storage Gateway VTL cloud service
  • Faster upgrades and migrations
  • Simplified licensing models through Backup Exec Capacity Edition Light

Backup Exec 15 is available today and the free 60 day trial version can be downloaded from

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings — anytime, anywhere. Founded in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, operating one of the largest global data-intelligence networks, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared. The company’s more than 20,000 employees reside in more than 50 countries. Ninety-nine percent of Fortune 500 companies are Symantec customers. In fiscal 2014, it recorded revenues of $6.7 billion. To learn more go to or connect with Symantec at:

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Tableau 9.0 Brings Interactive Speed and Enriched Flow to Data Analytics

— New capabilities help people stay creative and engaged in analytics process

SEATTLE, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 9.0, a major release of its fast visual analytics software. New capabilities help people to achieve more with data, answering questions at interactive speed.

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“From the beginning, Tableau has been designed to help people stay engaged in their analytics flow, with a drag and drop interface and features designed for ad-hoc analysis,” said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. “Tableau 9.0 furthers the notion of ‘flow’ with improvements that keep people engaged with their analysis rather than having to focus on writing new calculations or cleaning up the data.”

Customers using the Tableau 9.0 beta have this to say:

  • “Tableau 9.0 is insanely fast,” said Director of Data Analytics at Pluralsight. “The same workbooks are taking seconds instead of minutes to load. This kind of blazing performance is exactly what we need.”
  • “The new calculation dialog in Tableau 9.0 is a huge improvement,” said Corey Turner, Application Developer at Spokane Public Schools. “It makes the product more intuitive and easier for anyone to use.”
  • “The new data connection options, such as data interpreter, pivot and split function, make it easier for anyone connecting to data with Tableau,” said Billy Burns, Director of Decision Support at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida and Tableau customer through its partner TEKNION Data Solutions.

New Tableau 9.0 features include:

  • Auto Data Prep: Tableau 9.0 makes cleaning up messy data easier. The Tableau Data Interpreter will automatically clean up spreadsheets. Together with the Automatic Data Modeling that was released in 8.2, these new features help people to spend more time on data analysis rather than data preparation.
  • Analytics in the Flow: Tableau 9.0 is designed to help stay focused on answering questions without interrupting flow. People can type calculations right into the canvas and see the data update instantly. A new Analytics Pane makes it easy to drag reference lines, totals, trends, forecasts and other analytical objects right into the analysis. New Level-of-Detail Expressions make new questions answerable, by anyone.
  • Smart Maps: In Tableau 9.0, maps are more responsive and faster. They also allow for geographic search and the ability to lasso irregular shapes.
  • New Tableau Server and Tableau Online: Tableau Server and Tableau Online have been redesigned from the ground up delivering a faster, more scalable, resilient and extensible platform. Users will notice significant speed improvements and administrators will appreciate the improved administrative views delivering richer insights on Tableau Server.
  • Faster Performance: Tableau 9.0 workbooks are faster via a number of technologies that include parallel queries, Query Fusion, vectorization and smarter query caches.

Attend a Tableau 9.0 roadshow near you to see new features and get hands-on with the product. Upcoming road show stops can be found at Check out Tableau 9.0 online at

About Tableau

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 26,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at

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GlobalLogic Adds Bonnie Helton to Growing Leadership Team

— Seasoned HR Executive Joins as Chief Human Resources Officer

SAN JOSE, California, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GlobalLogic today announced that Bonnie Helton has joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). In her role, Helton will be responsible for all global HR initiatives, organizational development and talent programs worldwide.

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With over 15 years in the HR field, Helton brings to GlobalLogic extensive experience with global people management programs, including navigating dynamic markets and facilitating growth while maintaining engaging work environments. In her previous role as CHRO at CipherCloud, Helton was responsible for all HR matters globally, including building high performance and engaging work environments through organizational issues and opportunities management, as well as driving innovative people programs in the U.S., India, and other regions worldwide. Prior to that, Helton helped grow Applied Materials’ emerging display and energy/environmental sectors, and she also played a key role in Brocade Communications’ international expansion efforts.

“We’re excited to have Bonnie join us as the newest executive on our leadership team,” said CEO Shashank Samant. “The worldwide talent at GlobalLogic is by far our greatest asset and given Bonnie’s experience and proven track record, she’ll be such a key contributor to that. I’m looking forward to what we’ll accomplish together.”

“GlobalLogic’s employees and engineering teams are the best in the industry, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work with them,” said Helton. “My experience in HR and with global technology companies will fit in well with our talent objectives companywide. I look forward to further expanding our business through the growth of our teams and talent all over the world.”

As a leader in software R&D services, GlobalLogic is focused on product development innovation. GlobalLogic leverages its global experience and expertise in design and engineering to build partnerships with market-defining businesses and technology leaders who want to make amazing products, discover new revenue opportunities and accelerate time to market.

About GlobalLogic

GlobalLogic is a full-lifecycle product development services leader that combines deep domain expertise and cross-industry experience to connect makers with markets worldwide. Using insight gained from working on innovative products and disruptive technologies, we collaborate with customers to show them how strategic research and development can become a tool for managing their future. Headquartered in the United States, GlobalLogic operates design and engineering centers around the world, extending the benefits of its authentic global presence to customers in digital media, electronics, healthcare, infrastructure, finance, retail, and telecom industries. The company works with both start-ups and industry leaders, including many of the world’s top hardware, software, and consumer brands.

GlobalLogic is a trademark of GlobalLogic. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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Kyriba Completes $21 Million Series C Funding Round

HSBC becomes latest investor

Strategic investment will support SaaS treasury management software leader’s global expansion and product innovation

SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kyriba, the global leader in cloud-based treasury management solutions, has completed a $21 million round of Series C funding. Kyriba will use these funds for product innovation and to support the company’s rapid global expansion. Kyriba enables nearly 1,000 companies worldwide to optimise their cash, manage their risk and better work their capital.

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Through its strategic investments program, HSBC (NYSE: HSBC) joins existing investors BRED Banque Populaire, Daher Capital, Iris Capital and Upfront Ventures to support Kyriba’s global expansion.

“We are pleased to have HSBC on board as a strategic investor in Kyriba,” said Jean-Luc Robert, chairman and CEO of Kyriba. “This is a clear validation of our product capabilities and strategy. This investment will enable us to continue to enrich our solution and sustain our strong growth trajectory worldwide.”

“Cloud-based services are transforming the way corporates interact with financial services providers. An innovative and leading provider in its field, Kyriba is a strong addition to our portfolio of strategic investments. We look forward to exploring business opportunities with them,” said Christophe Chazot, Group Head of Innovation at HSBC.

About Kyriba

Kyriba is the global leader in cloud-based Proactive Treasury Management. CFOs, treasurers and finance leaders rely on Kyriba to optimise their cash, manage their risk, and work their capital. Our award-winning, secure, and scalable SaaS treasury, bank connectivity, risk management and supply chain finance solutions enable some of the world’s largest and most respected organisations to drive corporate growth, obtain critical financial insights, minimize fraud, and ensure compliance. For more information, visit

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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:

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.

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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.


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.  

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Cheetah Mobile Announces Strategic Business Partnership with Nanigans

BEIJING, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) (“Cheetah Mobile” or the “Company”), a leading mobile Internet company that provides mission critical applications to help make the Internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler, and safer for users worldwide, today announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with Nanigans, Inc. (“Nanigans”), a leading worldwide provider of social and mobile advertising software and pioneer in advertising automation software. The commercial agreement comes in conjunction with Cheetah Mobile’s recent strategic investment as the lead investor in Nanigans US$24 million Series B financing.

Pursuant to the commercial agreement between Cheetah Mobile and Nanigans, Cheetah Mobile will be the exclusive partner of Nanigans in the Greater China region to manage campaigns for advertisers using Nanigans advertising automation software. In addition, Nanigans will be the exclusive third-party advertising automation software provider used by Cheetah Mobile for advertising spend in certain social and mobile apps, until the end of the term of the commercial agreement. Furthermore, Nanigans currently plans to integrate Cheetah Mobile’s advertising inventory onto the Nanigans platform, and the two companies will cooperate on co-marketing activities.

Mr. Sheng Fu, Chief Executive Officer of Cheetah Mobile, stated, “We are pleased to announce this business partnership with Nanigans. Nanigans plays an important role in the social and mobile advertising ecosystem, as evidenced by its strong customer base. Investing in Nanigans advertising automation software is a significant step for us, as we actively build up our advertising platform and enhance our capabilities globally. We look forward to this deeper cooperation with the Nanigans team and we are confident in our ability to create the world’s first-class tools for advertisers and publishers.”

Ric Calvillo, co-founder and CEO of Nanigans, stated, “Asia Pacific is the second largest digital ad market worldwide, with China representing more than half of the region’s spend, according to eMarketer.* Cheetah Mobile, a leading mobile Internet company in the region, shares Nanigans’ commitment to developing best-in-class technology and delivering true value to advertisers worldwide. We look forward to this strategic partnership and using our collective social and mobile expertise to enable more advertisers in Greater China to benefit from our software.”

Cheetah Mobile has been rapidly expanding its advertising efforts to complement its industry-leading user base of more than 395 million mobile monthly active users. The Company recently announced that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire global mobile advertising network MobPartner. Cheetah Mobile’s partnership with and investment in Nanigans will accelerate the Company’s expansion efforts by unlocking the Chinese market for Nanigans, improving advertising campaigns across social and mobile channels, and opening up Cheetah Mobile’s existing inventory to Nanigans’ influential customer base.

About Cheetah Mobile Inc.
Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile Internet company with approximately 395.4 million mobile monthly active users in December 2014. Its mission critical applications, including Clean Master, CM Security, Battery Doctor and Duba Anti-virus, help make the Internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler, and safer for users worldwide. Cheetah Mobile is the publisher of Clean Master, the #1 mobile app in the Google Play Tools category worldwide by monthly downloads in December 2014, according to App Annie.

The Company also provides various platform products such as, Cheetah browser, game centers, and mobile app stores to provide multiple user traffic entry points and global content distribution channels for its business partners.

About Nanigans, Inc.
Nanigans advertising automation software powers the world’s leading in-house performance marketing teams. Offered as Software-as-a-Service, Nanigans software features programmatic media buying, predictive revenue optimization, and real-time business intelligence across today’s most valuable social and mobile channels. Nanigans is headquartered in Boston, with offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney and Singapore. To learn more visit:

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