MARINA BAY CAPTIVATED AS SHARAPOVA AND CHANG PLAY ON SINGAPORE’S FIRST FLOATING TENNIS PLATFORM

SINGAPORE, OCTOBER 23, 2015 – TAG Heuer unveiled Singapore’s first floating tennis platform at Clifford Pier last night in front of hundreds of invited guests and members of the public who had gathered along the waterfront to catch a glimpse of the spectacle.

Floating Tennis Platform – Source: Instagram user @weewu

“This historic place is where many first generation Singaporeans first set foot. Today, we’re adding a footnote to that history by launching Singapore’s first floating tennis platform,” said Ms Amelia Sillard, Vice President of TAG Heuer Southeast Asia.

 

The star of the evening, world number three and TAG Heuer ambassador Maria Sharapova arrived on a boat to join former world number two Michael Chang at the floating platform where they treated all along the bay to a singles game. Chang, 43, showed he still had the moves that 26 years ago earned him the record for being the youngest male player to win a singles Grand Slam title. Having just recovered from a forearm injury that forced her out of Wuhan, Sharapova looked in good form as she moved effortlessly around the floating court and hit a few winners against Chang to win the game.

Maria Sharapova and Michael Chang together with Sea Game players – Source: Instagram user @weewu

For Singaporean tennis players Angeline Devi Devanthiran, 19, and Shaheed Alam, 17, the highlight of the evening was being paired with Sharapova and Chang in a mixed-doubles game. With both pairs holding serve, the game went into an unusual tie-breaker with their combined service speeds determining the winners. The Singaporeans started the contest with Shaheed serving at 158km/h and Devanthiran at 120km/h. Chang went next with a 161km/h serve. With 123km/h as the speed to beat, Sharapova served 163km/h to take the game.

 

In the Charity Rally that followed, both pairs tried to keep the ball in play with TAG Heuer pledging $100 per rally to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The crowd watched in suspense as the longest of three rallies reached 181. Presenting a cheque of $18,100 to the Foundation’s Director of Development Ms Elaine Tan, Mr Luc Decroix, Vice President of Global Sales, TAG Heuer, said, “History is written in moments of adversity and in the superhuman will to overcome. That will exists not just in sport, but in everyday life, especially in the boys and girls of the Make-A-Wish Foundation who remain strong in the face of illness.”

Presentation of Tag Heuer SG50 Aquaracer – Source: Instagram user @weewu

Demonstrating that will was 8-year-old Joshua Ong who suffers from non-Hodgkin lymphoma and whose wish was to meet a real-life sports superstar. His wish was fulfilled when he presented the new TAG Heuer Limited Edition SG50 Aquaracer to Sharapova on court. The five-time world number one gave him a hug and an autographed HEAD tennis racquet.

Stephanie Carington interviewing Maria Sharapova – Source: Instagram user @weewu

At a press conference held later, she addressed questions on her readiness for the Finals saying, “I’m healthy now. I spent the last few weeks healing up and I came out here early to acclimatise.”

See more photos at my facebook here

My Trip to Hokkaido – Review of Yokoso Sim

These days, 4G has become an inseparable part of our lives. Even when we go overseas, we will buy a pre-paid local sim card so that we can surf while sightseeing. In most countries, getting a pre-paid sim is easy. However, in Japan, as most of you know, it could be kind of tricky. If I didn’t remember wrongly, you can’t even get a call-only sim card in Japan under the country’s telco regulation.

Fortunately, there are many 3rd party distributors that sell pre-paid data-only sim outside Japan and Yokoso Sim is one of them.

Why did I choose Yokoso Sim in the first place?

Frankly, this was the first time I am trying out Japan’s 4G network and I chose Yokoso Sim based on my friend’s recommendations:

  • Yokoso Sim uses NTT Docomo ‘s network. (NTT is an incumbent telephone service provider in Japan just like Singtel is in Singapore.) Judging from the scale of the company, its coverage should quite extensive.
  • Local representatives in Singapore. I am not a patient shopper where I can wait for days for my item to arrive after I have made the purchase. On top of that, I prefer to speak to a person directly so that I could get my queries answered fast. So, having a local representative always appeal to me.
  • Unlimited usage. Fast 4G browsing is limited to the first 135MB per day. Once breached, the service continues but at a reduced speed of 200kps.
  • Reasonable pricing. The 7-day 4G card is selling at SGD35 which is very competitive among other distributors.

If you want to find out more about Yokoso Sim card, you may wish to drop a mail to Mr Shinji Matsudaira at  shinji.matsudaira@yokososim.com or visit the facebook page here

Experience with Yokoso Sim Activation

Unlike other pre-paid sim you get from some countries; you could do the activation yourself as long as you know the APN settings. I have listed it down below for your reference.

  • APN:             so-net.jp
  • Username:        nuro
  • Password:        nuro
  • Authentication:     PAP or CHAP

Note: If you are using Android phone, you would need to give a name for the APN. In this case, just give any name of your preference

I have been researching quite a bit on the phone compatibility with Japan networks. Generally, iPhone/iPad are not a problem. I have read on a Chinese site the limitations on activating on some phones. Basically, most smartphones are compatible except for HTC, Xiaomi, Mainland China-branded Phones, Blackberry and Windows Phone.

I guess for most people, this will not be a problem. If you are carrying your spare Chinese brand phones for your Japan trip which is not compatible with the NTT Docomo network, you might wish to try the following:

First, activate the sim card on a Apple device (refer to the manual that comes along with the sim card). During this trip, we brought an iPad Mini, Blackberry Passport, Blackberry Classic and OPPO Find 7. Yes, you are right! Most of our devices are not compatible according to the website. So what’s next for us? Since we have no choice (trust me! We tried to activate the service using non-Apple mobile devices. It does not work!), we activate the service using our iPad Mini (I believe any other Apple mobile devices could do) It does not come to us as a surprise that it works.

Next, take out the activated sim card and insert into your phone. You should have 4G connection**

**During our trip, we tried the same method for our OPPO Find 7 (a Chinese phone) and Blackberry phones. It works well.

Mobile Hotspot and Converge

Creating mobile hotspot is common when you are traveling in groups. However, this isn’t the case for our Hokkaido trip. We rely a lot on Google map for navigation and having a device with a bigger screen makes a lot of sense. As such, we dedicated the sim card to our iPad Mini. Then came another problem. We could not tether to our iPad Mini as NTT Docomo does not allow the creation of mobile hotspot. However, this restriction only seems to apply to Apple products. We tried tethering on our Blackberry and OPPO phones successfully. Point to note – don’t rely your iPad and iPhone for tethering.

According to NTT, below shows the coverage of 4G network in Hokkaido. Orange and Red refers to the coverage


If you understand Japanese, you may get more information from the website https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/support/area/hokkaido/index.html

Based on the above, most of the places I went to are covered. Google map worked extremely well when we were doing our nature tour. The signal strength and speed are generally good even at nature parks and mountains. In the cities, speed and accessibility are definitely better. However, I didn’t experience blazing fast 4G speed when comes to uploading and posting on Instagram and Facebook. Maybe I am a pampered Singaporean that has a certain expectation of what an actual 4G speed like. So far, Hoheikyo Dam is the only place that I did not have any signal.

Verdict

Activation process is straight forward if you are using an iPhone or iPad. If you are using other phones, you may run a risk of not able to activate the service. Although there is a work-around (which I have shared earlier), it makes the process less seamless and user-friendly.

If you plan to travel in large group, I will suggest that you obtain 4G router directly from the distributer. Price might be higher but it saves the hassle of having to activate the sim card and having to swap the sim card between devices.

Coverage wise, I think that Japan 4G coverage is far much better than most countries I’ve been to.

Tableau Launches Vizable, A Breakthrough Mobile App for Data Exploration

Free iPad App Makes Data Analytics Fun and Accessible to More People


Singapore – October 21, 2015
Tableau Software
(NYSE: DATA) today announced Vizable, an entirely new mobile application designed to help people see and understand data with just an iPad. Tableau Vice President of Mobile and Strategic Growth, Dave Story, unveiled the app at the 2015 Tableau Conference in Las Vegas.

With Vizable, Tableau brings fun and approachable data analysis to even more people. The free iPad app makes it possible to explore data by using gestures such as pinching, swiping and dragging, allowing people to sculpt data into visualizations in seconds.

Tableau has already put Vizable in the hands of a number of businesses and organizations who previously had data and questions, but no easy tool to answer those questions. They now find insights to drive and improve their business, even while they’re on the go.

“We started with a food truck, so the very nature of our business is mobile,” said Roz Edison, owner of Marination, a Hawaiian-Korean fusion cuisine business with one food truck and two restaurants in Seattle. “Since we’ve started using Vizable, if someone asks me how Marination is doing this week, I can pull out my iPad, start swiping and dragging my cash register data, and boom! It’s that easy.”

“There is no great app to see and understand a spreadsheet visually, using only a tablet,” said

Story. “This is an incredibly common scenario. Whether you’re a teacher with students’ test data, a small business with the day’s sales, a cyclist with ride stats, or an executive with the past hour’s web site traffic – Vizable brings analytics to more people by engaging them with their data like never before.”

Vizable is ideal for people with personal or business data they want to analyze. The first version works with data in CSV files and Excel (xls or xlsx) files. Visualizations created in Vizable can be shared with friends and colleagues through email, instant message, or social media.

Vizable is currently available worldwide in the Apple iTunes store in English. It supports data in many international formats today, and will be translated to other languages in the future.

Learn more about the app at vizable.tableau.com.


#Honestbee Raises US$15 million Funding As Part of Expansion Plans in Asia

Singapore, 20 October 2015 – honestbee, a fast-growing on-demand grocery concierge and delivery service company based in Singapore, today announced that it has successfully raised the first round of funding of US$15 million.

Participants in this round led by Formation 8 include:

  • Pejman Mar Ventures, early investors of Dropbox, Lending Club and DoorDash
  • Gideon Yu, former CFO of Facebook and YouTube, as well as the co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers
  • Owen T. Van Natta, founding team of Amazon’s search company A9.com and former COO of Facebook. He is currently also part of 415 Investments
  • Steve Chen, Google Ventures Advisor, as well as co-founder and former CTO of YouTube

 

“We are very excited and blessed to have been able to attract support from some of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors with unparalleled track records in the world. Honestbee will benefit tremendously, as we now have immediate access to the top minds who have built the most valuable technology companies in the world today, such as Amazon, YouTube, Google, Square, Dropbox, DoorDash and Palantir,” said co-founder, Isaac Tay.

“Formation 8 believes that the hyper-local on-demand market plays a significant role in the way commerce will evolve. Given the increasing population density across all the key cities in Asia due to job and wealth creation, this is right time and opportunity,” said Formation 8 founder, Brian Koo. “Consumers now demand higher levels of access to convenience. With honestbee’s superior partnership network and its strong focus on building a world class technology company, they will be well-positioned to quickly own this market.” 

Partnerships

Honestbee partners with top supermarkets and specialty stores such as the largest grocery retailer in Singapore with NTUC FairPrice, the largest pet products company, Pet Lovers Center, as well as gourmet boutiques and specialty stores, Gastronomia Da Paolo, MMMM!, The Butcher’s Dog, Crystal Wines, GNC and Four Seasons Organic, in Singapore. This enables these traditional grocery companies to significantly increase their revenue through honestbee’s on-demand e-commerce platform where they fulfil customers’ orders in as little time as within the next hour, and becoming the retailer’s new best friend.  

To drive this growth, honestbee has expanded its team to almost 100 people in just eight months, and continues to aggressively scout and hire the best talent from around the world. With aggressive plans to expand across Asia, honestbee expects to be in at least six other Tier 1 cities by June 2016.

Just last week, honestbee launched in Hong Kong, offering a one-stop shop for a range of products to meet the needs of busy customers.

Market Growth Potential

According to a Goldman Sachs report, the online grocery shopping market in Asia is currently estimated at US$18 billion with online carts typically being 1.8 times larger than store-based retail at checkout.

The willingness to use digital retailing options in the future is highest in the developing markets, with Asia Pacific at 60% in a recent Nielson report, signaling the great potential for growth in online grocery delivery services in the region.

In light of the potential, however, this space is under-penetrated, with intended providers facing challengers in both services and delivery.

honestbee’s solution to these challenges – a model that has proven successful in this sharing economy – is to utilize someone else’s spare time to shop and deliver groceries, thus freeing up customers to spend their time doing more of what they enjoy.

With a crowdsourced workforce, orders are fulfilled by concierge shoppers who shop at top supermarkets and boutiques stores, and a delivery team which brings the orders to customers’ homes, all within-the-next-hour golden time slots of choice. This eliminates the cost of infrastructure building, such as the need for warehousing, additional manpower and equipment. In return, honestbee brings increased efficiency and convenience to customers, as well as improved margins for partners.

 

 

About Formation 8

Formation 8 is a technology investment firm focused on building transformative global companies. The firm is a sought-after strategic partner to entrepreneurs, providing active management support and leveraging its deep networks around the world to help portfolio companies accelerate their growth. Founded in 2011, the firm has led early growth investments in innovative companies like Oculus, Relate IQ and Yello Mobile. Formation 8 is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Palo Alto, Seoul, Singapore and Shanghai.

 

About honestbee

honestbee is the first concierge grocery delivery service for all your household and grocery needs in Asia. We deliver to your doorstep on the same day, within the next hour. Simply choose from the widest online product selection and place your order in a few simple clicks. Our trained shoppers will then handpick your groceries for you, from the same grocery stores and brands that you trust and love.

@Singtel Partners Online Retailer @LazadaSG

Source: Instagram user @weewu

Singtel (stock quote: Z74.SI)today announced that its award-winning mobile payment app, Dash, has expanded its extensive merchant list to include leading online retailer, Lazada.SG by partnering with helloPay, the fintech platform of Lazada Group.

 

“Dash has the largest mobile payment merchant network in Singapore today. We are proud to partner helloPay and Lazada.SG, for our first foray into the online shopping space. It has been an exciting year for Dash as we continue to grow our merchant network with home-grown partners and collaborating with transit operators. Dash has evolved into a dynamic multi-mode payment option. We have widened our reach beyond physical establishments into the vibrant online payments ecosystem so our customers can pay for a greater slew of products and services at their convenience,” said Ms Gan Siok Hoon, VP, mCommerce, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.

 

One of Singapore’s most popular online shopping sites, Lazada.SG offers more than 1 million products that range from household appliances, consumer electronics to apparel and jewellery. Dash customers will receive a 5% cashback on all of their Lazada purchases until 31 December, 2015.

 

“At Lazada Singapore, we constantly strive to provide an effortless shopping experience to our customers. Dash is an exciting step towards enhancing this and we are excited to bring forward this partnership through helloPay,” said Martell Hardenberg, CEO, Lazada Singapore.

 

To make fast and secure payments on Lazada.SG, customers only need to select the helloPay option upon checkout, choose the Dash payment mode, and log in with their mobile number and PIN.

 

Dash Happy Hour

 

To celebrate its first e-commerce partnership, Dash is running a flash campaign on Lazada.SG from 2 to 9 October 2015 that offers a mystery cashback of 15% to 50%.

 

During the campaign, there will be a daily Dash Happy Hour where customers have a window of up to two hours to pay on Lazada.SG using Dash as a payment mode. The exact cashback percentage will only be revealed at the end of each campaign day and will be credited to customers’ accounts within three working days.

 

Dash has the largest mobile payment merchant networks in Singapore with over 20,000 acceptance points, including Watsons, Food Republic, KOI, 7-Eleven and Topshop. Dash can also be used to pay for ComfortDelGro taxi rides without the usual administrative fees levied by other cashless payment methods.

 

The Dash app has been enhanced with new features including Samsung Fingerprint Scanner and Apple Touch ID authentication to provide an even more user-friendly payment experience.

 

The app is free to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

SURVEY REVEALS 43% OF TEENS THINK CYBERBULLYING A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN DRUG ABUSE #BeStrong

- One of the largest global surveys of its kind, spanning 11 countries and almost 5,000 teens, reveals one in five teens cyberbullied, a fifth of whom felt suicidal 

#BeStrong anti-cyberbullying emoji initiative launched by Vodafone in response

– Psychologist adviser for ‘Inside Out’ film Dacher Keltner, anti-bullying ambassador Monica Lewinsky and anti-bullying NGOs involved in developing emojis to convey support 

More than half of teenagers think cyberbullying is worse than face-to-face bullying and 43 per cent believe it to be a bigger problem for young people than drug abuse, a global online survey of around 5,000 teenagers across 11 countries has revealed. The Vodafone survey, commissioned from YouGov, found that an average of around one in five (18%) teens across the countries surveyed had been cyberbullied and, as a result:

  • 41 per cent said cyberbullying made them feel depressed or helpless (also 41%)
  • 26 per cent felt ‘completely alone’ and 18 per cent experienced suicidal thoughts
  • 21 per cent had ‘not gone to school’ and 25 per cent closed down their social media accounts
  • 38 per cent said they did not tell their parents or guardians, as they felt ashamed (32%), scared their parents would get involved (40%), or worried what their parents might do (36%).

Forty-three per cent of those surveyed would find it hard to support a friend who had been bullied on social media, as they ‘could not find the right words’ to show support. Seventy-two per cent of teens said they would be likely to use an emoji to express compassion or support for friends being cyberbullied.

In response to the findings, Vodafone today launches the #BeStrong anti-cyberbullying emoji initiative, which involved the creation of a suite of ‘support emojis’ to raise awareness of the importance of conveying compassion, sympathy and support when friends are being bullied online. The emojis were chosen by the 4,720 teens surveyed from a wide selection designed by Vodafone and its anti-bullying panel as their favourite symbols for compassion and support. The favourite two sets of emojis can be seen below. news release

The company is also talking to the major emoji app and social media platforms towards featuring the emojis on their platforms in the near future.

The idea for a ‘support emoji’ was first brought to Vodafone by anti-bullying ambassador Monica Lewinsky, who has been a consultant on the initiative, working alongside semioticians (who study signs and symbols and their use or interpretation), anti-bullying NGOs including The Diana Award, ENABLE, a European Union project to help combat bullying, and Berkeley University Professor Dacher Keltner – the psychologist who advised on the creation of the characters for Pixar film Inside Out.

 

Commenting in a new video released today, Professor Keltner explains the importance of teens being able to offer support and show sympathy to their peers being cyberbullied. He said: “A lot of emojis can be limited for communicating emotions. The bystander needs better tools. Specific emojis that they can send their friends to show that they are there for them.”

Vodafone Foundation Director Andrew Dunnett, said: “The results of the global survey – which we believe to be one of the largest of its kind among teenagers in so many countries – will be a serious concern for any parent. The new generation that was born digital thrives in a world of constant connectivity, but there are clear risks for young people as well as benefits – and it is striking that cyberbullying troubles many young people more than drug abuse. Our research showed many teenagers find it difficult to help their friends when cyberbullying is happening, and the #BeStrong campaign has been created to help them convey emotional support”.

 

@Servcorp announces further expansion in Singapore with new office launch at #CapitaGreen

Singapore/Sydney, September 2015 – Servcorp Ltd (SRV:ASX), the leading executive serviced and virtual offices provider with offices in 52 cities across 23 countries, opened its new office in Singapore located at CapitaGreen, the latest and most sought-after Grade-A building in the heart of the central business district

(From Left) Servcorp COO Marcus Moufarrige, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Lady (Lynne) Cosgrove and His Excellency Philip Green OAM Australian High Commissioner to Singapore. Source Instagram user @weewu

An opening celebration was held at the premise on 22 September 2015 which was officiated by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Lady (Lynne) Cosgrove and His Excellency Philip Green OAM Australian High Commissioner to Singapore. The event was also graced by Senior Executives of Servcorp’s partners and clients.

Barely a year ago, Servcorp opened its South East Asia Headquarter at Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2. The opening of CapitaGreen office this year will expand their Singapore portfolio to six sites, on top of the existing sites at Battery Road, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2, PSA Building, Suntec Tower 3 and The Metropolis.

Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia, is giving speech for the opening of #Servcorp Capital Green Office. Source: Instagram user @weewu

With over US$80 million investment in building a global IT network, Servcorp provides the fastest wireless access in the market with 99.99% uptime guaranteed. Servcorp’s clients are able to obtain 24/7 global IT support with a 100-strong dedicated local IT support team, which makes Servcorp a reliable partner for tech giants clients like Dell and Microsoft.

 

For additional information, please visit: http://www.servcorp.com.sg

 

#WISHBONE The World’s Smallest Smart Thermometer

(September 2015, Singapore) – Lamch & Co introduces the patent-pending Wishbone thermometer. Wishbone is a non-contact thermometer that works with smartphones to improve the way we measure and track temperatures. It is easy to use and can accurately detect object, body and ambient temperatures in under 2 seconds, accurate to within ±0.2°C when measuring body temperature and within ±1°C in object mode. Its non-contact characteristic is unobtrusive and ideal for taking the temperature of babies and young children, their surroundings and their food.

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Wishbone’s unique Y-shape is designed for better viewing angles, to be read at a 45° angle which is the most natural viewing angle for human eyes. Smaller than traditional thermometers, Wishbone is ideal for handbags and nappy bags, and easily attaches to most smart devices. Coupled with the user friendly Wishbone App that can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play, the fully functional Wishbone thermometer is easy to navigate and operate and is the only smart thermometer that is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

 

Through its app, Wishbone can store historical data, which can be viewed at a later date for analysis and reference. This feature is particularly helpful for parents monitoring their baby’s recovery from illness and for couples that are trying to conceive by tracking female body temperature to help identify ovulation periods. Particularly helpful, is the function to create profiles for individuals to separate and track each person’s data, allowing for systematic recording and monitoring of slight fluctuations in individual temperatures. Wishbone is the perfect companion to mothers and mothers-to-be.

 

The WISHBONE THEMOMETER is now available at ante at TANGS @ Tangs Plaza and ante at #01-457A Suntec City and soon to Hipvan, retailing at $79 each.

Team Merlion Announced as Winner of Rakuten-Viki Global TV Recommender Challenge

Singapore, September 2015: The Rakuten Institute of Technology has announced the winners of the Rakuten-Viki Global TV Recommender Challenge at the grand presentation and award ceremony.

Participants and winners of the Rakuten-Viki Global TV Recommender Challenge
Participants and winners of the Rakuten-Viki Global TV Recommender Challenge

Masaya Mori, Global Head, Rakuten Institute of Technology, Executive Officer, Rakuten, Inc presented the winning title, along with the grand cash prize of S$8,000, to Team Merlion. The first runner-up and second runner-up titles were awarded to Team Haipt and Team GM respectively.

 

Team Merlion
Team Merlion

Earlier this quarter, the Rakuten Institute of Technology partnered with Viki, a global TV site, to launch the Rakuten-Viki Global TV Recommender Challenge. Hosted on Dextra’s challenge platform from the 22nd July to the closing date of 31st August this year, participants had access to over 7 million lines of rich, anonymised data to gain a sense of viewers’ preferences, popular content features, and TV fan demographics. The goal was to build a personalised recommender system for Viki fans world-wide, following a set of user and business considerations.

 

Six teams were shortlisted by Rakuten Institute of Technology and Dextra to present their models to a panel of judges – including Mr Masaya Mori, Mr Rohit Dewan, Chief Technology Officer at Viki, Ms Ewa Szymanska, Head of Research at Rakuten Institute of Technology Singapore, Mr Takashi Umeda, Data Scientist at Rakuten Institute of Technology Tokyo and Mr Adam Lyle, Chairman of Newton Circus – at the final presentation and award ceremony, held at the IDA Labs @ National Design Centre.

 

Unlike many other online data challenges, accuracy was only one of the criteria used to select the winners, participants were required to submit their documented codes and detailed reports. The judges took into consideration engineering qualities including ease of implementation and risk management, business and user insights including demonstrating depth of understanding of the data and Viki business and use of innovative approaches alongside further ideas for improvement.

 

Winning team Merlion employed an elegant algorithm that performs outstandingly in both public and private leaderboards, identified and engineered very useful features, as well as discovered and visualised some key insights from the data provided.

 

 

#Xbox Invites Fans to Beat #Lotus #F1 Team Driver #RomainGrosjean and Head of #Xbox #PhilSpencer for Ultimate Bragging Rights in “Forza Motorsport 6”

Greater Asia, SINGAPORE – 18 September 2015 – To celebrate the launch of “Forza Motorsport 6”an Xbox One exclusive title, Xbox is inviting all fans to beat the race timings set by Lotus F1 Team Driver Romain Grosjean and Head of Xbox Phil Spencer for a chance to win ultimate bragging rights in “Forza Motorsport 6”.

Lotus F1 Team Driver Romain Grosjean gunning for his best race time in Xbox’s exclusive “Forza Motorsport 6”
Lotus F1 Team Driver Romain Grosjean gunning for his best race time in Xbox’s exclusive “Forza Motorsport 6”

Called the “Forza Motorsport 6 #TimetoShine Challenge”, participating fans will need to better the race times set by Romain Grosjean (1 minute 52.703 seconds) and Phil Spencer (2 minute 00.343 seconds), using the 2015 Lotus F1 Team’s E23 Hybrid on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium, for ultimate bragging rights against the two “Forza Motorsport 6” racers. Fans will need to set their time using the “Time to Shine Challenge” Rivals mode event in “Forza Motorsport 6”, which can be found in the Community Monthly channel of Rivals mode in the game. Fans who succeed in beating these times should post a screenshot of their race timings with the hashtag #TimetoShine, on their social media pages, in order to be recognized

Read the full press releases below

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