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  • Aspect Software Introduces Chatbot – “Virtual Assistant” Technology Business Wire - 2 hours 38 minutes ago

    SINGAPORE & KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Aspect Software, a leading provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and self-service solutions, recently launched its Interactive Test Response (ITR) solution backed by Aspect’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) to deliver automated customer service with a personal touch. Also known as “chatbots,” this “virtual assistant” technology provides the ability to interact with customers on messaging channels in a natural, conversational way. The chatbots can engage consumers in a conversation to get more information when needed or complete multi-step transactions.

  • TimeXtender Expands Global Footprint to South Asia and the Middle-East Business Wire - 4 hours ago

    MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- TimeXtender, the world’s leading provider of Data Warehouse Automation (DWA) software for the Microsoft® SQL Server®, today announced its plans to open a new international hub in India in September to service the South Asian and Middle-East region. This expansion comes at a time when TimeXtender has been experiencing hyper growth, and has announced several new channel partnerships for its Data Discovery Hub, the most comprehensive end-to-end business intelligence solution for democratizing access to corporate data. The Data Discovery Hub enables business users to access corporate information quickly and easily, without having to go through its IT department, while ensuring corporate data governance and safeguards are met.

  • Retail Food Group Posts Record Profits & Announces New Acquisition Business Wire - 4 hours ago

    GOLD COAST, Australia--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Global multi-brand retail food franchisor Retail Food Group (RFG) has today celebrated its tenth year on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) by posting record ...

  • Young Living Essential Oils Celebrates Northern Lights Farm Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    LEHI, Utah--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Young Living Essential Oils, the world leader in essential oils, announced the grand opening of its Northern Lights Farm in Fort Nelson, British Columbia. In conjunction with its Canadian convention, Young Living held its first Farm Day at Northern Lights, welcoming members from both Young Living and the surrounding community to attend a celebration and tour the farm. “I am proud to officially open the gates and invite visitors to experience our Seed to Seal® process firsthand at our Northern Lights farm,” said D. Gary Young, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Young Living.

  • China Leads Global Fintech Investments, Accenture Finds Business Wire - 8 hours ago

    HONG KONG--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Investments in Asia-Pacific financial technology (fintech) ventures, primarily in China, reached $9.62 billion as of July 31, more than twice the $4.26 billion invested in the ...

  • Elderly Healthcare in Asia Pacific Will Cost US$20 Trillion over the Next 15 Years Business Wire - 8 hours ago

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Elderly healthcare in the Asia Pacific region will cost more than US$20 trillion between 2015 and 2030, according to a new report released today by Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC - News), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy, and people, and its newly launched Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC). The center is MMC’s inaugural risk research institute in the region and is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The APRC’s report, Advancing into the Golden Years — Cost of Healthcare for Asia Pacific’s Elderly, forecasts a steep rise in elderly healthcare costs and calls for urgent action from governments, insurers, healthcare providers, corporates, and citizens.

  • Marsh & McLennan Companies Launches Asia Pacific Risk Center Supported by the Singapore Economic Development … Business Wire - 8 hours ago

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC - News), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy, and people, and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced the launch of the Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC) in Singapore. The center is MMC’s inaugural risk research institute in Asia Pacific, providing insight and analysis to government leaders and corporate executives. Drawing on expertise from MMC’s four operating companies, Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman, the APRC will further strengthen Singapore’s position as a hub of intellectual-capital generation by creating a dozen new research positions in the city and bringing leading experts from academia and industry together at conferences and workshops.

  • Western Digital SanDisk® InfiniFlash™ Platform Adopted by SoftBank Corp. to Address Massive Capacity … Business Wire - 9 hours ago

    SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Western Digital® Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC - News), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today announced that SoftBank Corp. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) has adopted the SanDisk® InfiniFlash™ all-flash storage platform for its software-defined storage solution. Previously, SoftBank was running an in-house traditional storage system combining hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) for some of its applications. Today, SoftBank has built a new software-defined, multi-petabyte in-house system using the SanDisk InfiniFlash platform as its core storage engine for real-time data transaction applications, enabling the installation of software in general-purpose servers.

  • Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Brands Continue Strong Growth Business Wire - 11 hours ago

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands continue growth in new markets with the opening of 10 hotels across the globe during the second quarter of 2016. Of the 10 Hyatt Place and ...

  • Leather Base Fabric - Global and Chinese Market Report 2016 - Research and Markets Business Wire - 14 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Leather Base Fabric Global and Chinese Market Report - 2016" report to their offering. The 'Global and Chinese ...

  • Chilli Extract Global and Chinese Market Report - 2016-2021 - Research and Markets Business Wire - 14 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Chilli Extract Global and Chinese Market Report - 2016" report to their offering. The 'Global and Chinese Chilli ...

  • Thermal Power in Kazakhstan, Market Outlook to 2030 - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations … Business Wire - 16 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Thermal Power in Kazakhstan, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations ...

  • Artificial Intelligence Development of Al+, Has Released a BOT Creation GUI Tool, the "Al+ Bot Framework" … Business Wire - 16 hours ago

    SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Alt, Inc. which has developed ”al+”, the Personal Artificial Intelligence (P.A.I.) (Headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo, CEO, Mr Kazutaka Yonekura) has released closed Beta-version of a chat bot creation GUI tool, “Al+ Bot Framework” (https://bfw.alt.ai hereafter known as “BFW”) and an API set, “RMR” (Rewritable Memory based Retrieval, https://adg.alt.ai). Artificial Intelligence Development of Al+, has released a BOT creation GUI tool, the "Al+ Bot Framework" and an API set, "RMR" which can realize advanced AI communication developments as a closed Beta version.

  • IntervalZero to Highlight Vision-Controlled Motion for Collaborative Robots at TAIROS 2016 Business Wire - 17 hours ago

    TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- IntervalZero , the industry’s leading solution for transforming Windows into a real-time operating system (RTOS), will be showcasing its innovative RTX64 solution and the ...

  • Reinsurance in China Key Trends and Opportunities to 2019 - Research and Markets Business Wire - 17 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Reinsurance in China Key Trends and Opportunities to 2019" report to their offering. The 'Reinsurance in China ...

  • Cards and Payments Industry in South Korea: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020 - Research and … Business Wire - 17 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Cards and Payments Industry in South Korea: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020" report to their offering. ...

  • Asia-Pacific Road and Rail Construction Project Insight Report 2016 - Research and Markets Business Wire - 17 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Project Insight - Road and Rail Construction Projects in Asia-Pacific" report to their offering. This report details ...

  • Southeast Asian & Australasian Biostimulants Market Worth USD 451.8 Million by 2021 - Need For Innovative … Business Wire - 17 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Southeast Asian & Australasian Biostimulants Market - Trends & Forecasts To 2021" report to their offering. The ...

  • Hong Kong Cards and Payments Industry Report 2016 - Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020 - Research … Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Cards and Payments Industry in Hong Kong: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020" report to their offering. ...

  • Australia Cards and Payments Industry Report 2016 - Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020 - Research … Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Cards and Payments Industry in Australia: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020" report to their offering. ...

  • New Zealand Cards and Payments Industry Report 2016: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020 - Research … Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Cards and Payments Industry in New Zealand: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020" report to their offering. ...

  • Australia Infrastructure Insight Report 2016 - Focus on Roads, Railways, Electricity and Power, Water … Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Infrastructure Insight: Australia" report to their offering. The report provides a detailed look into the infrastructure sector in Australia, including analysis of the state of the current infrastructure, the regulatory and financing landscapes, and the major projects in the construction pipeline. The report covers all key infrastructure sectors: roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, communication, and airports and ports.

  • SAB Biotherapeutics Announces Contract with BARDA to Advance First MERS Treatment Business Wire - 18 hours ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical development company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract for up to $5.3 million by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “SAB has developed a unique production platform to rapidly respond to emerging infectious disease threats,” said SAB president and CEO Dr. Eddie Sullivan.

  • Reliance Communications & Global Cloud Xchange Launch Global Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD WAN) … Business Wire - 19 hours ago

    DELHI, India--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Reliance Communications (RCOM) and its subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) today launched the latest addition to its Cloud X portfolio. Cloud X WAN is the first “Make in ...

  • SAP Ariba is Coming to China Business Wire - 19 hours ago

    BEIJING--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- SAP today announced that SAP Ariba, the world’s largest B2B network, intends to make its cloud-based procurement applications available in China by the end of 2016. The move will enable Chinese businesses to discover, connect and collaborate with trading partners through a single digital marketplace to simplify business commerce. The announcement was made at the SAP Select held in Beijing today.

  • Asia Pacific (APAC) Aseptic Packaging Market - Forecasts from 2016 to 2021 - Research and Markets Business Wire - 20 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Asia Pacific (APAC) Aseptic Packaging Market - Forecasts from 2016 to 2021" report to their offering. Asia Pacific ...

  • Asia Pacific Flexible Packaging Market Report - Forecasts from 2016 to 2021: Market is Projected to Grow … Business Wire - 20 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Asia Pacific Flexible Packaging Market - Forecasts from 2016 to 2021" report to their offering. Asia Pacific Flexible ...

  • China Laser Proccesing Equipment Industry Research Report 2016-2018 - Research and Markets Business Wire - 22 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Laser Proccesing Equipment Industry Research Report 2016-2018" report to their offering. Since 2012, benefiting ...

  • Sulphites and Thiosulphates Market in Vietnam: Business Report 2016 - Research and Markets Business Wire - 22 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Sulphites and Thiosulphates Market in Vietnam: Business Report 2016" report to their offering. The report presents ...

  • Toluene Market in Thailand: Business Report 2016 - Research and Markets Business Wire - 22 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Toluene Market in Thailand: Business Report 2016" report to their offering. The report presents analysis of toluene ...

  • NeuroVive Pharmaceutical: NeuroVive’s Chief Operating Officer Jan Nilsson Leaves the Company Business Wire - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 4:51 PM AEST

    NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: NVP, OTCQX: NEVPF), the mitochondrial medicine company, today announces that its Chief Operating Officer, Jan Nilsson leaves the company. “I have been involved in NeuroVive in different roles since 2010 and it has been fantastic to be part of the development of the company to the position it holds today. “Jan Nilsson has with great dedication, in combination with his vast knowledge and experience, played a key role in NeuroVive, not only as COO but also as a Director and for a period as interim CEO.

  • ServiceSource Celebrates Expansion of Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Singapore, Increases Focus on Regional … Business Wire - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 2:27 PM AEST

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- ServiceSource (NASDAQ:SREV - News), the global leader in customer success and revenue-as-a-service solutions, today announced it has relocated its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore to a new, larger and more central location in Mapletree Business City 2. ServiceSource executives, employees and clients celebrate the company's grand opening of the new location of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. “Singapore has been an excellent hub for servicing our clients based in Asia, and with heightened market demand for ServiceSource’s solutions, we believe that there are exciting opportunities for our company, our employees, and our clients to continue to expand ServiceSource’s presence in the region,” said Brian Delaney, Chief Operating Officer of ServiceSource.

  • Nature & Future Inc. Launches Eco-Friendly Organic Farming Materials in Southeast Asian Markets Business Wire - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 12:00 PM AEST

    JEOLLANAM-DO, South Korea--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Nature & Future Inc. (CEO: Mae-ho Park) ( www.nfagro.co.kr ), an innovative Korean company specializing in eco-friendly organic farming materials, is entering ...

  • Freetech Initiates PPP Project for New Road Construction in Jurong City of Jiangsu Province Business Wire - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:00 AM AEST

    HONG KONG--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Freetech Road Recycling Technology (Holdings) Limited (“Freetech”, or the “Group;” stock code: HK.6888), a leading asphalt pavement maintenance (the “APM”) integrated solution provider, announced that the Group had officially initiated a series of new public roads construction projects in Shanglupian District of Jurong City, Jiangsu Province using the public–private partnership (“PPP”) model. PPP is a project funding model promoted by the PRC government. In the field of public infrastructure and construction, this model allows and encourages the privately-owned companies and private capital to cooperate with the government and get involved with their own resources, which can realize win-win situation.

  • Mellanox Expands Asia-Pacific Presence, New Singapore Headquarters and State-of-the-Art Solutions Centre … Business Wire - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 7:30 AM AEST

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX - News), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers, cloud and storage networking solutions, today announced the opening of its new APAC headquarters and solutions centre in Singapore. The Company’s new APAC headquarters will feature a technology solution centre for showcasing the latest technologies from Mellanox, in addition to an executive briefing facility. The solution centre will feature the innovative solutions enabled by latest Mellanox technologies including HPC, Cloud, Big Data, and storage.