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Analytics, Personalization and Monetization Differentiates Global Online Video Platforms

-- In order to remain competitive, vendors must create tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by 2019 as video rapidly becomes a critical means of stakeholder communication and collaboration for enterprises globally. Due to content proliferation and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, OVP's are becoming an essential fixture as media and entertainment (M&E) companies are urged to economically deliver video to fast-growing, fragmented video-enabled consumer devices. 

A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global Online Video Platforms Market, finds that the market earned revenue of $369.4 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach $800.2 million by 2019.

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"As more niche content finds its way online and intense competition causes customers to differentiate on content selection, time to market, and quality of experience, OVPs will be critical to ensure business success for M&E firms," said Frost & Sullivan Digital Media Industry Analyst Anisha Vinny. "The inability of M&E organizations to handle the complexity of publishing video online is particularly fuelling the demand for OVPs that can manage and monetize video assets."

Where budgets are constrained and in regions where the economy has yet to pick up, OVP deployments are slower, which in turn makes home-grown solutions or YouTube popular substitutes. Security concerns around handling branded Intellectual Property (IP) in the cloud and the lack of enterprise-wide video strategies also present challenges.

In addition, there is also confusion around what constitutes an OVP owing to the number of features, including transcoding, DRM, analytics and multi-platform delivery. From a customer's perspective, comparing various product features, pricing and deployment options is complicated. This lack of market awareness around exact capabilities of an OVP makes consumer education and the right messaging critical.

"Investing in tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services and critically analyzing product portfolios to make partner versus acquire decisions will be key to maintaining a competitive edge in this market," noted Vinny. "Even if they do not cultivate a strong local presence, OVP vendors must at least invest in building relationships with reseller channels in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific to widen their market scope."

As a result, offering analytics, metrics and personalization that enable companies to derive value from their video assets will help OVP vendors differentiate themselves in the evolving market.

Analysis of the Global Online Video Platforms Market is part of the Digital Media (http://www.digitalmedia.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan's related studies include: Global Big Data Analytics Market, Global Lecture Capture Solutions (LCS) Market, Global Video and Ad Insertion Server Market, Global Media and Entertainment Solutions for the Cloud, and Global Enterprise Video Webcasting Solutions. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Analysis of the Global Online Video Platforms Market

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Yingli Green Energy to Power FC Bayern Munich with Renewable Energy

Yingli Installs Solar Power System at FC Bayern Munich's Training Center BAODING, China and ZURICH, Switzerland, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (...

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B-Secure Technologies Developing Corporate Wellness Platform to Engage and Reward Users of Fitness Trackers

SINGAPORE, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore-based technology firm, B-Secure Technologies Pte Ltd (also known as BSTMobile) is developing a corporate wellness platform that can assist companies in ensuring their employees get enough exercise and at the same time, reward their employees for keeping fit.

The platform - named Rewalkz.Me, is currently under development and will be ready in the 4th quarter of 2014. Together with BayHotel Singapore, the platform will be launched as a pilot employee-benefit scheme. Here is how it works -- The local hotel will issue fitness trackers (Jawbone UP) to its employees.

  1. Users wear the Jawbone UP, and start exercising and going about their daily activities. The device will automatically tracks steps and sleep.
  2. At the end of the day, user syncs the Jawbone UP with companion mobile application
  3. Rewalkz.Me will retrieve the synced information such as steps, calories burnt
  4. Using a formula, steps will be converted to points and rewards can be redeemed based on accumulated points
  5. Rewards for employees can range from shopping vouchers from participating merchants to dining vouchers from the company itself

Commenting on this, General Manager of BayHotel, Philip Cyril Raj said, "We are excited to be the first company in Singapore to utilise this platform and I firmly believe that this will benefit both the company and employees alike. As employees get fitter, we will see less absenteeism in the form of sick leave and the employees get rewarded for getting fit! It's a win -- win situation for all."

Rewalkz.Me is designed to work with any fitness tracker which allows 3rd party services to access user information (with user permission), so it is compatible with others such as Fitbit, Nike+ FuelBand or even a mobile application such as Moves. In addition to tracking the number of steps, the platform allows the administrator to set up challenges and missions to pit users against each other and also has a leader board. This form of gamification is targeted to promote more engagement amongst users so as to sustain the use of the fitness trackers. Research has shown that typically, individual users of fitness trackers give up using after six months, mainly due to lack of engagement.

The platform can also be linked to other 3rd party services such as Strava, which is popular among cyclists and BSTMobile is in talks with several sports related portals which are looking to increase engagement among their users.

CEO and Executive Director of BSTMobile, Paddy Tan, had this to say, "How we started this was that a few of us in the office were wearing fitness trackers and we realised that there was very little engagement and some of our friends stopped using it after a few months. So we brainstormed and came up with the Rewalkz.Me platform that will help users to Track, Engage and Reward."

For all enquiries, please contact

Evelyn Poon, Operations Manager
Email: evelyn@bstmobile.com
Office: +65-6570-3297
Mobile: +65-9040-0831
BSTMobile website: www.bstmobile.com
Rewalkz website: www.rewalkz.me 
Rewalkz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ReWalkzMe/256288414564823

About B-Secure Technologies Pte Ltd (BSTMobile)

B-Secure Technologies, more commonly known as BSTMobile specializes in mobile application development firm and counts Samsung, Blackberry, Lenovo, Yamaha Motor Indonesia, Chevron, Olympus, Mediacorp, SPH, Cheil, Watsons, Thakral as its clients.

BSTMobile is run by a young and dynamic team, and also develops solutions for enterprise clients.

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361 Degrees Announces 2014 Interim Results

HONG KONG, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 361 Degrees International Limited ("361 Degrees" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; HKSE stock code: 1361), one of the leading sports brand enterprises in China, announces its results for the six months ended 30 June 2014.

Financial Highlights

For the six months

ended 30 Jun




Turnover (RMB million)




Operating profit (RMB million)




Profit before taxation

(RMB million)




Profit attributable to equity shareholders (RMB million)  




Basic EPS (RMB cents)




Interim dividend per share

RMB5.0 cents

(HK6.2 cents)

RMB4.0 cents

(HK5.1 cents)


Profitability ratios (%)

Gross margin



+0.7 p.p.

Operating margin



+2.0 p.p.

Net margin



+2.3 p.p.

Effective income tax rate



+2.3 p.p.

Costs as percentage of turnover (%)

Research and Development



+0.1 p.p.

Admin staff costs




Advertising and Promotion



-1.5 p.p.

Rack subsidies



+2.1 p.p.

Cash position (RMB million)

As at

30 Jun 2014

As at

31 Dec 2013


(RMB million)

Net cash position




Net cash generated from

operating activities




Whilst the Chinese economy decelerated to slower growth in the first half of 2014, the sportswear industry remained poised for a recovery as the twin effects of a stock overhang and heavy discounting subsided. Although consumer sentiment remained relatively subdued in the face of uncertain economic times, there are increasing signs that retailers are starting to return to profitability even if competition remained intense.

Against such a competitive environment, 361 Degrees held its own ground, registering a turnover of RMB2.1 billion for the six months ended 30 June 2014 (first half of 2013: RMB2.0 billion), an improvement of 4.6%. This is despite having reported lower trade fair orders but delayed deliveries carried forward into this financial year helped bolster turnover. Gross profit margin showed a marginal growth of 0.7 percentage point to 39.7% as a result of lower sourcing costs which more than offset the reduction in wholesale pricing.

With the Group maintaining tight cost discipline, both selling and distribution as well as administration expenses were controlled to a lower level as compared with the same period last year, enabling an operating profit of RMB361.1 million, which is an 18.0% improvement than that achieved in the first half of 2013.

Profit before taxation, at RMB368.8 million (first half of 2013: RMB280.5 million) jumped 31.5%, primarily due to an unrealized gain on a revaluation of the outstanding convertible bonds. Taxation remained at a relatively higher rate due to losses in the non-operating offshore subsidiaries.

The improved performance arising from the above-mentioned favorable factors enabled the Group to report a net profit attributable to equity shareholders of RMB263.4 million (first half of 2013: RMB205.3 million), equivalent to basic earnings per share of RMB12.7 cents, which is 28.3% higher than that of the same period last year.

On the operation side, a number of initiatives taken by the Group over the last two years have helped to put the retail operations on a much stronger footing. Stores which have not been profitable were encouraged to be closed whilst distributors, having been given better terms, were requested to pass on some of the benefits in their pricing to retailers. In addition, the Group has spent a total of RMB125.6 million (first half of 2013: RMB78.0 million) as rack subsidies directly to the retailers in the form of custom-made racking shelves and related fixtures.

For stores which are large enough to carry the product lines of 361 Degrees Kids and Innofashion to convert into composite or "3-in-1" stores, store traffic has visibly improved. As at 30 June 2014 there are now 1,007 such composite stores, many of which are in prime pedestrian streets. This augurs well for future retail profitability especially as product education and training of these retailers have further improved customer service.

Above all, the Group's investment in research and development has now produced a strong portfolio of products that are attractively-priced and yet highly competitive in performance. These have been well-accepted in the marketplace and there is further room for improvement in both pricing and volume.

Financially, the Group remains in an enviably sound financial position as the operations continue to generate very strong cash flows, with a net inflow of RMB 768.9 million (2013: RMB323.2 million). The net cash position of the Group as at 30 June 2014 further improved to RMB2.7 billion, an increase of 734.6 million, compared with the end of last year. Accounts receivable has been brought under better control, with the average trade and bills receivables turnover days now falling to 165 although much more work remains to be done.

On the back of the improved results and a positive outlook for the second half-year, the Board of Directors has declared an interim dividend of RMB5.0 cents (first half of 2013: RMB4.0 cents) to be paid to shareholders on 17 September 2014. The Group will endeavor to maintain its dividend policy of not less than 40% of each year's earnings to be paid as dividends.

Looking ahead into the second half of 2014, the Group will continue to invest in product innovation and differentiation as well as strengthening the brand equity through further promotional activities. With the network shaping up as composite stores to offer all product lines of the Group, the Group is confident that retail profitability will ultimately drive further growth. This will be evident in the full year results for 2014, which should represent a significant improvement from that of last year.

To see the full version of this release, including financial tables, click here: http://photos.prnasia.com/prnk/20140819/8521404649-b

About 361 Degrees International Limited

361 Degrees International Limited is one of the leading sports brand enterprises in China, possessing brand marketing, research and development, design, manufacturing, distribution and retail capabilities. The Group's products include footwear, apparel, accessories and equipment for sport and leisure uses. The Group has established an extensive supply chain management system through proprietary and sub-contracted manufacturing operations; and an exclusive distribution and retail network in China through distribution via authorized distributors.

For further information, please contact:

361 Degrees International Limited

Mr. Y F Chen
Vice-President, Investor Relations
361 Degrees International Limited
Email:  yuanfeng@361sportshk.com

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Infinitus Advocates Daily Walk for 10,000 Steps

HONG KONG, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent research in UK has found that 36 is the age when we suddenly realize the importance of health. Rather than waiting for a health warning call, we might as well protect our lifeline proactively.

With substantial proof of direct linkage between health and walking, Infinitus, MCMIA Foundation and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) jointly initiate the "Infinitus Daily Walk for 10,000 Steps" Campaign to advocate walking as a daily habit, and the kick-off ceremony took place at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on 14 August.


Vice Commissioner of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of P.R.C. Mr Yu Wenming, Secretary for MCMIA Foundation Ms. Vivien Chou, Director of Exhibitions Market Development, HKTDC, Ms. Loretta Wan, and Senior Vice President of LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG) Mr. Harry Yeung, signed on the giant T-shirt at the ceremony to unveil the "Infinitus Daily Walk for 10,000 Steps" Campaign. Meanwhile, Infinitus also launched the "Most Beautiful 10,000-Step Walking Path Award", and called on HK citizens to vote at http://www.facebook.com/InfinitusHongKong.

"Daily Walk for 10,000 Steps" originates from Infinitus' unique health philosophy. "Infinitus" is the core brand of LKKHPG, and it has formulated a set of simple yet feasible practice guidance called "Missing Link of Four Regulations" as follows to foster the nurturing of healthier lifestyles among the public.

  • Diet: More vegetable less meat, eat until 70% full
  • Living: Power nap for 20 minutes and sleep before 23:00
  • Exercise: Daily walk for 10,000 steps
  • Emotion: Positive thinking

To promote "Daily Walk for 10,000 Steps", Infinitus has already organized "Infinitus World Walking Day" in the Chinese mainland since 2010 and harvested great popularity and fruitful results. This year, the event started in June, and would walk into 12 cities all year long. Moreover, it is also coming to Hong Kong in the near future, and inviting HK citizens and foreign visitors to experience the fun and health through walking.

At the ceremony, Mr. Harry Yeung, Senior Vice President of LKKHPG and Spokesperson of Infinitus, said," Through promoting walking at this year's ICMCM, we aim to promote our health philosophy and the "walking day" to go global to more areas. Meanwhile, we hope more and more people from Hong Kong and abroad can become aware of benefits of walking and start to walk daily for better health."

Samson Su

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GWFX Launches Global Website — Available in English and Korean

HONG KONG, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldenway Global Investments (GWFX), a global financial services provider and sponsor of Swansea City Football Club of the English Premier League, recently launched its global website which is available in English and Korean. The website launch comes just before the upcoming English Premier League season and marks a milestone in GWFX's international expansion and mission to be every investor's global online trading partner.

Elite FOREX Trading Services

Taking into account the growing importance of the South Korean market, GWFX, one of the leading and fastest growing brands in the FOREX online trading industry, is making its tailored FOREX services available in the Korean language for the first time. The Company is highly regarded in the online trading industry and is known for its customer-centric approach that has resulted in a sterling reputation among both its customers and competitors. Expanding its blueprint will help GWFX link the world together, helping to create more FOREX trading opportunities for investors around the globe. Michelle Chun, Senior Regional Manager, said "Furthering our commitment to offering a full range of online trading services and a fair and transparent online trading experience, we look forward to bringing a vast portfolio of services to the South Korean market and will continue to roll out new localized services while working tirelessly to fully satisfy the market's unique demands."

A New Season Kicks Off

The first match of the English Premier League season, featuring an electrifying battle between Manchester United and Swansea City, will take place on August 16, 2014. GWFX, major sponsor of Swansea City Football Club's sponsorship, is committed to strengthening its brand image around the world and continuing its expansion in multiple domains with football being one of them. Swansea City is poised to make a great showing on the pitch this year behind its roster of elite players which includes Ki Sung-yueng, who hails from Gwangju, South Korea. Ki made a name for himself in the ultracompetitive English Premier League with a stellar rookie campaign and is especially well-known in South Korea where he has become an inspiration for millions of football fans around the country. Swansea City's opponent in the first match, Manchester United, is one of the most famous teams in any sport around the globe and boasts a large fan base with fans in every country but maybe nowhere more so than South Korea.



GWFX which comprises a number of companies including Goldenway Global Investments (UK) Limited and Goldenway Global Investments (New Zealand) Limited members of the Goldenway Group, is one of the leading and fast growing brands in the online trading industry. The company is committed to providing clients with a fair and transparent online trading experience. A full range of online trading services are provided, including Forex trading, CFD and precious metals.


Minogue Wong, GWFX
Executive Marketing Manager
+852 3719 9960

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Golfer’s Paradise – The World’s Most Exclusive Golf Courses by Billionaire.com

Billionaire.com, the lifestyle resource for ultra high net worth individuals, has curated a list of the top 10 most exclusive golf courses in the world, judged by a panel of experts. NEW YORK, August 8, 201...

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