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Wanda Group Joins Forces with Baidu and Tencent to Establish World’s Biggest O2O E-commerce Company

SHENZHEN, China, August 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanda Group, Baidu and Tencent announced today at a signing ceremony held in Shenzhen, that they will establish the "Wanda E-commerce Company", a Hong Kong registered joint venture. The JV wil...

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The9 Limited Announces the Joint Venture with Qihoo 360 Obtained the Publishing and Operating License of Firefall in China

SHANGHAI, August 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The9 Limited (NASDAQ: NCTY) ("The9"), an online game developer and operator, announced that Red 5 Singapore Pte. Ltd. ("Red 5 Singapore"), a subsidiary of The9, has entered into a license a...

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The9 Limited Announces Sale of Certain Businesses

SHANGHAI, August 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The9 Limited (NASDAQ: NCTY) ("The9"), an online game developer and operator, announced today that Shanghai The9 Information Technology Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned consolidated variable interest entity ...

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Mobile Games Power MNC Media Investment’s Turnover Surges to US$27m in 1H2014

- Mobile games sales in China soared more than four-fold to US$18.3million in 1H2014 from US$4.0 million in 1H2013 - Parenting portal "Fumubang" in China reaches 400,000 targeted users within f...

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PT/EXPO COMM CHINA 2014 Dominating Future Trends Coming in September

Beijing, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the era of mobile Internet, our way of life is undergoing dramatic changes. Do you want to set up a home entertainment center in the cloud? Do you want secure on-line finance anytime anywhere? Do you want to protect the safety of your house via Internet of Things? Do you want to manage your health with wearables? If the answers are "Yes", you cannot miss PT/EXPO COMM CHINA 2014.

On September 23rd, PT/EXPO COMM CHINA 2014 will unveil itself in Beijing China International Exhibition Center. With a big stage of 45,000 m2, more than 500 global giants will lead you "into the future" such as China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, Potevio, Datang Telecom, FiberHome Technologies, ZTE, Huawei, NEC, NOKIA, Changfei, Hengtong, UNION VOOLE, Samsung, Sony, CNTV, Tencent, Sina, Netease, Ali Telecom, FunTalk, Telling, Soshare Mobile, Suning Mobile, Gome.com.cn and 35.com.

New themes getting closer to you

Science and technology are developing by leaps and bounds. The Expo abandons out-of-date ideas and absorbs new concepts. It will launch two thematic areas, i.e. "Smart Life Pavilion" and "Virtual Operator Pavilion", which will push new concepts closer to you.

Recently, China Telecom partnered with FiberHome to form the smart home industrial alliance, while Huawei and other companies initiated the smart home entertainment alliance. Although they have different priorities, both focus on establishing a "One Cloud and Multiple Screens" smart entertainment ecosystem, which will enable users to pay for water and electricity bills, check traffic violation, and enjoy cloud video, cloud games and cloud education at home.

Under the evolution of 4G, cloud computing and big data technologies, ZTE thinks SMART2.0 has come. Smart phones, home appliances and smart wearables will understand human demands gradually, which will bring about values beyond our expectation. China Mobile launched In-Sim card targeting at the Internet of Things, so that consumers could easily enjoy smart healthcare, Internet of Vehicles and NFC payment.

We all have a vision for smart life. Virtual operators are also trying to have a share of the pie. The Expo especially creates "170 Virtual Operator Pavilion" with the theme of "Debut, Convergence and Win-win Cooperation -- Virtual Operators at your Side". The pavilion covers 5,000 m2. Brands will no longer compete on price, but rather on differentiation. Various value-added services such as "Smart Mobile Health", "Smart Transportation" and "Smart Community" are launched for the practical benefits of consumers.

Incumbents revitalize on their accumulated strengths

2014 marks the very first year for 4G. The reform in the telecom sector is speeding up. While basic telecom services are reaching the ceiling, incumbents in the market are actively exploring new industries such as mobile Internet, Internet of Things, optical communications and information security, which are taking effect.

Take time-honored Potevio for example, with innovation, it has transformed itself from a traditional manufacturer to an integrated information service provider. To our knowledge, Potevio's self-developed TD-LTE4G system has integrated functions such as communications, broadcasting and visualized emergency command and control, which  has laid out its smart city blueprint for regions like Yinchuan.

Hall 4 is "Special Pavilion for Optical Communications and Tests". Here we could experience the optical network cities strategies designed by the three operators and learn more about the latest progress of Broadband China. Secure and fast optical communications could eliminate blind areas for mines and airplanes, and prevent the information leakage in areas like military affairs, national security and smart home. With the further enhancements of skills, we would be capable of embracing more possibilities in our life.

Industry insiders have pointed out that PT/EXPO COMM CHINA co-organized by MIIT and CCPIT is a leading Gala Event in APAC. It has attracted outstanding companies from more than ten countries and regions including the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada, UK, Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, Sweden and US, whose new releases will define the trends of the industry to a large extent.

Pre-registration, New experience

The theme of "Getting New Concepts Closer to You" has attracted huge visitor to the events, especially industry outsiders. They have shown tremendous interests in new themes such as "Smart Life Pavilion", and just could not wait to experience cutting-edge technologies yet to be launched.

According to the events manager, people can now log on to the official website for pre-registration to secure free access and opportunity to become VIP audience for "ICT China -- High-level Forum 2014" (including badge with a value of 2000 RMB and a full package of documents). In addition, pre-registered visitor also has opportunity to participate in the lucky draw for Huawei, Phicomm and Sony smart phones. The five-day expo is expected to receive 200,000 people from both China and overseas countries, creating another historical high.

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SMIC selected in “Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award”

SHANGHAI, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporations ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, announced today, it was selected by Hong Kong Yazhou Zhoukan Limited in the Fourth Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award, and won the High-Tech Enterprise Award due to its exceptional business operations and outstanding performance.

Yazhou Zhoukan Limited was founded in 1987 in Hong Kong, covering matters on economics, political and social culture, which caught the attention of the Chinese worldwide. The Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award selects Mainland Enterprises listed in Hong Kong that has the best performance and is recognized by the market. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited's research department makes its decisions on the rankings based on audited data from the companies. To pick out the best performing companies from each industry, the market value, turnover and growth, net profit and net profit growth, total assets, as well as level of awareness and influence in the international capital market were all examined. SMIC has shown excellent financial performance such as 9 quarters of consecutive profit, gross profit margin, and net income. Additionally, in recent years, growth rate far exceeded industry standards, and corporate social responsibility has been fulfilled by actively carrying out environmental protection and charity work, to get into the final list and win the High-Tech Enterprise Award.

Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, SMIC's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director expressed his gratitude by saying "It is an honor that SMIC has been chosen for this year's Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award by Yazhou Zhoukan Limited. The award reflects Hong Kong's market and financial media recognition for SMIC. In the future, SMIC will continue to improve its corporate governance and profitability, as well as work towards becoming a world-class manufacturer of integrated circuits and a high-quality listed company, to create greater value for our shareholders and the society."

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading integrated circuit wafer manufacturer in the world and the largest and most advanced wafer manufacturer in mainland China. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 28-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai; a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing and a majority owned 300mm fab for advance nodes under development; a 200mm fab in Tianjin; and a 200mm fab project under development in Shenzhen. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.smics.com.

Safe Harbor Statements

(Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)

This document contains, in addition to historical information, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on SMIC's current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. SMIC uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project" and similar expressions to identify forward looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of SMIC's senior management and involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors that may cause SMIC's actual performance, financial condition or results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the forward-looking statements including, among others, risks associated with cyclicality and market conditions in the semiconductor industry, intense competition, timely wafer acceptance by SMIC's customers, timely introduction of new technologies, SMIC's ability to ramp new products into volume, supply and demand for semiconductor foundry services, industry overcapacity, shortages in equipment, components and raw materials, availability of manufacturing capacity, financial stability in end markets and intensive intellectual property litigation in high tech industry.

In addition to the information contained in this document, you should also consider the information contained in our other filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 14, 2014, especially in the "Risk Factors" section and such other documents that we may file with the SEC or SEHK from time to time, including on Form 6-K. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this document may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated or, if no date is stated, as of the date of this document.

SMIC Contact Information:

English Media
Michael Cheung
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x16812
Email: Michael_Cheung@smics.com

Chinese Media
Angela Miao
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088
Email: Angela_Miao@smics.com



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Datawatch Appoints John Judge as Chief Revenue Officer

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH), a leading global provider of visual data discovery solutions, announced today the appointment of John P. Judge as chief revenue officer, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Judge was most recently the senior vice president, Americas Enterprise Sales for Iron Mountain Corporation, a company with revenues of more than $3 billion, where he was responsible for nearly one third of the company's revenue. Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Mr. Judge held senior sales role at Novell, SilverStream Software, and Honeywell. 

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At Datawatch, Mr. Judge will be responsible for all sales, services and partner operations globally. Mr. Judge holds a bachelor of science in business administration and marketing from the University of Maine.

"John's appointment demonstrates to our customers, partners, shareholders and employees alike that Datawatch is committed to accelerating long-term growth," said Michael Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Datawatch. "With John's leadership, our sales organization will bring a value-based selling approach to the rapidly growing visual data discovery market, create a clearer articulation of our approach to vertical industries, deepen our engagement with channel partners, and increase our contribution to client success. We are thrilled to add another world-class executive to the Datawatch management team."

"To me, it's all about the customer experience," said Mr. Judge. "Datawatch is exciting, because I believe we have the opportunity to challenge assumptions with transformational technology, bring a broader point of view to how data visualization can speed up our customers' businesses, and foster a client facing experience that will create true brand differentiation in the market and expand our business significantly."

About Datawatch Corporation

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) provides visual data discovery software that optimizes any data – regardless of its variety, volume, or velocity – delivering next generation analytics to reveal valuable insights for improving business. Its unique ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files and EDI streams with real-time streaming data into visually rich analytic applications allows users to dynamically discover key factors that impact any operational aspect of their business. This ability to perform visual discovery against any data sets Datawatch apart in the big data and visualization markets. Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 99 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. See the Whole Story for yourself by downloading the free trial at www.datawatch.com/free-trial.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements, including but not limited to those relating to results of operations, contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: risks associated with the continuing weak global economy; risks associated with fluctuations in quarterly operating results due, among other factors, to the size and timing of large customer orders; risks associated with acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of intellectual property from Math Strategies and the acquisition of Panopticon; the volatility of Datawatch's stock price; limitations on the effectiveness of internal controls; rapid technological change; Datawatch's dependence on the introduction of new products and possible delays in those introductions; competition in the software industry generally, and in the markets for next generation analytics in particular; Datawatch's dependence on its principal products, proprietary software technology and software licensed from third parties; risks associated with international sales and operations; risks associated with indirect distribution channels and co-marketing arrangements, many of which were only recently established; the adequacy of Datawatch's sales returns reserve; risks associated with a subscription sales model; Datawatch's dependence on its ability to hire and retain skilled personnel; disruption or failure of Datawatch's technology systems that may result from a natural disaster, cyber-attack or other catastrophic event; and uncertainty and additional costs that may result from evolving regulation of corporate governance and public disclosure. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly-available documents, which include, but are not limited to, filings made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2013 and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended December 31, 2013, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors.

Investor Contact:
Datawatch Investor Relations 
investor@datawatch.com
Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8323

Media Contact: 
Sarah Bernardi
Datawatch Corporation
Sarah_Bernardi@datawatch.com
Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8387
Twitter: @datawatch

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