HP Introduces Expanded 3D Portfolio

A pioneer in immersive display technology, HP today unveiled a new portfolio of 3D innovations for consumers. The new HP TouchSmart620 3D Edition PC and 2311gt 3D LCD monitor will bring the thrill of 3D entertainment to life, and let users enjoy an expanded realm of 3D experiences all within their home environment.

“We’re enhancing the different aspects of the 3D experience, from introducing the new entertainment experience on the TouchSmart620 3D Edition PC to display technologies for presenting 3D content,” said Phil McKinney, vice president and chief technology officer, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP’s latest 3D technologies are designed to make the interaction between people and technology more intuitive and rewarding.”

HP TouchSmart 620 3D Edition All-In-One PC, with keyboard, mouse and remote

An entertainment powerhouse for the consumer

For consumers who seek an incredible 3D technology experience in the comfort of their home, the new HP TouchSmart620 3D Edition PC offers an all-in-one hub of fun and entertainment in an ideal combination of form and function. Users can create their own 3D videos and pictures with the TouchSmart’s built-in webcam and share them with family and friends online or via the PC’s 23-inch diagonal HD display. The TriDef Ignition Game Player allows everyone in the family to enjoy playing their favorite games in 3D.

Featuring an intuitive and ergonomic design, the TouchSmart620 3D Edition swivels up to 180 degrees and reclines up to 60 degrees, enabling users to adjust the display’s position for a comfortable experience or reduce glare while viewing 3D content with the Active Shutter 3D Glasses.

In addition to exclusive HP features like LinkUp Technology and Beats Audio, the HP TouchSmart620 3D Edition also offers the latest version of HP’s exclusive TouchSmart software, premium graphics and processors. The next- generation TouchSmart 5.0 interface allows users to customize their user experience by multiplying the workspace with a scrolling desktop that expands horizontally, and dragging and dropping their favourite files and apps onto the desktop’s carousel.

It’s the most intuitive and powerful touch experience to date as users can conveniently access Windows® apps, desktop icons and built-for-touch applications on an ever-expanding desktop environment.

Experience, create and share 3D content

The HP 2311gt 3D LCD monitor delivers an enhanced 3D experience in an ultra- slim 23-inch diagonal LED backlit display. It features Film Patterned

Retarder (FPR) technology, which offers a display with improved brightness and a flicker-free 3D picture. Bundled with two pairs of passive 3D glasses, users will also enjoy software from Cyberlink and TriDef as well as a 3D movie trailer for the upcoming animated film “Puss in

Boots” from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. With Cyberlink’s PowerDVD, users can convert their existing 2D content such as photos and videos into 3D content(2) while the TriDef Ignition Game Player displays 2D games in 3D.

Pricing and availability

— The HP TouchSmart620 3D Edition PC is expected to be available from January 2012 in Singapore from a starting price of around SGD$2,499.

— The HP 2311gt 3D LCD monitor is expected to be available from December 2011 in Singapore from a starting price of around SGD$399.

Archipelago Brewery announces today the launch of Asia’s first smoked IPA

Archipelago Brewery announces today the launch of Asia’s first smoked IPA. The Archipelago Hickory Smoked IPA is a unique hybrid of beer styles, the popular English India Pale Ale & the German smoked Rauchbier styles.

 

This innovative hybrid idea was made even more interesting with a collaboration between Archipelago and Smokey’s BBQ. Hickory wood chips were used by Smokey’s BBQ, an authentic smokehouse restaurant, to smoke the malt to create this limited edition Hickory Smoked IPA. Crafted from a combination of three American hops – Centennial, Chinook & Tomahawk – the final product is an amber pour that delivers an underlying aroma of grapefruit. The brew leaves a tinge of smoke aftertaste on the palate and scents of smoky essences, which is the result of a smoking procedure performed on the barley Malt at the initial stages of the brewing process.

 

Colin Paige, Brewmaster of Archipelago Brewery said: “Singapore, a cosmopolitan country has a mixed presence of exotic local dishes, spices and heavy European style dishes. The wide variety of cuisines and varied palates make this the ideal place to launch a smoked beer with such high flavour intensity”.

“Another key element in smoked beer is its ability to cut through the oiliness of the dish, making this a perfect pairing with most of our local and much-loved local delights. I’m very excited to be able to offer our loyal fans and consumers the opportunity to Explore, Discover and Enjoy the Hickory Smoked IPA beer at Archipelago’s concept bars island-wide”.

 

European countries and parts of the Unites States of America have been known to experiment with various styles of cooking and food pairing with smoked beers. Touted to have German origins, smoked beers were first developed in the 18th century in Bamberg and due to its strong flavour, typically pair well with strong flavoured food items such as smoked bacon and salami.

 

Rob Szepvolgyi, owner of Smokey’s BBQ added: “We were very excited to embark on this collaboration with Archipelago Brewery to create such a unique product. We knew right away from the start that our combined expertise and equipment could pull off a balanced and great tasting beer. Archipelago has the talent to produce a world class beer, while Smokey’s has the know-how to produce the perfect smoked favor with our multi-stage smoking. The result is a unique tasting brew which pairs extremely well with any smoked meats and our secret recipe BBQ sauce.”

 

The Archipelago Hickory Smoked IPA was created for Beerfest 2011 and will make its debut today at Smokey’s BBQ. In the next two weeks, Archipelago concept bars will begin to receive their first batches of the brew. On 16th June 2011 at Beerfest 2011, the Archipelago Hickory smoked IPA will be showcased to trade guests as well as to members of the public during the mega beer event.

 

I2I 2011: Training, mentoring and funding

Idea to Investment (I2I) for the Media Industry is the leading training program in Singapore for the media and interactive and digital media (IDM) companies. Co-organized by Expara and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA). I2I has trained and put in front of investors more than 540 entrepreneurs from 272 companies since 2007.

During the two-day, intensive, hands-onm workshop, participants will develop the key elementsof their business strategy, business plan, financial model and investor presentations.

I2I is open to all sectors of media industry, and to companies of all sizes, maturity and stage of development. We help existing companies to grow and new companies to get started.

To know more about this event, visit www.expara.com

Tele Atlas Maps and Location Content Power Sygic AURA’s 3D Navigation Experience in Malaysia and Singapore

Sygic’s new 3D product delivers a futuristic, content-rich navigation experience for pedestrians and drivers today

Singapore, May 12, 2010 — Tele Atlas, the world leader in high quality digital maps and dynamic content, and Sygic, a navigation software company, have announced that Tele Atlas maps and content are the foundation of the recently launched 3D navigation product Sygic AURA, which is now available in Malaysia and Singapore.

Sygic AURA combines professional car navigation with a pedestrian-centric application so that both drivers and pedestrians have access to information about the world around them, including 3D visuals. The product is designed for users of high end smartphones and will be available for mobile users around the world.

Sygic AURA provides end users with full 3D content displays including elevation, buildings and landscapes. The application leverages Tele Atlas maps and content including 2D City Maps, 3D Landmarks and Digital Elevation Models, which raise the clarity and reality of screen images and allow end users to see exactly where they are and easily find what they want. Additionally, Sygic AURA includes millions of points of interest (POIs) and pre-installed wiki information, including city guides, hotel information, images and more to enrich the end user’s turn-by-turn navigation experience and comfort during travelling. Sygic AURA also delivers a combination of social networking and community related features, including connected capabilities for real-time information to see a friend’s location or status and to look up weather information.

Demonstration of Sygic AURA on iPhone

More information including pricing and availability of Sygic’s AURA is available at Aura.Sygic.com (http://aura.sygic.com).

Mobile Marketing Association Releases New Version Of U.S. Consumer Best Practices For Cross-Carrier Mobile Content Services

Version 5.0 guidelines provide the industry-standard reference for the mobile marketing ecosystem, including the four largest U.S. carriers

New York, London, UK, Singapore & Sao Paulo: April 29, 2010 – The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com) released the latest version of its U.S. Consumer Best Practices (CBP) Guidelines for Cross-Carrier Mobile Content Services. The guidelines are the industry standard for cross-carrier mobile content services such as text messaging (SMS), multimedia messaging (MMS), shortcode programs, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and mobile Web.

Produced by the MMA’s CBP Committee, the new, version 5.0 guidelines provide measures of acceptable and unacceptable practices for all players in the U.S. ecosystem. The guidelines also serve as the benchmarks for the four largest U.S. wireless service providers – Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile USA – eliminating the need for brands, agencies and marketers to refer to four separate carrier playbooks.

Major updates and additions include:

  • New guidelines for affiliate marketing for premium rate programs, with examples.
  • New guidelines to ensure STOP and HELP keywords work in each program’s native language
  • Updated guidelines to ensure clarity for all members of the mobile marketing ecosystem

Version 5.0 also features a new format for faster navigation, using tiered sections such as General Guidelines, Standard Rate, Premium Rate and Free to End User Programs. The new format includes “MMA IDs,” which make it easy to find related sections in previous versions.

"The MMA Consumer Best Practices Guidelines continue to provide the industry-standard reference that every member of the mobile marketing ecosystem turns to when they need definitive answers for ensuring consistency and protecting the consumer experience,” said Kristine van Dillen, Director of Industry Initiatives and Partnerships for the MMA. “Through regular updates, the guidelines are designed to anticipate and address changing industry needs and opportunities while meeting two goals that haven’t changed since the first edition: ensuring consistency and protecting the consumer experience.”

The new guidelines are available at www.mmaglobal.com/bestpractices.pdf.

The MMA would like to thank the following member companies that participated in the CBP committee and were instrumental in the development of the new guidelines:

3C Interactive

mBlox, Inc.

Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

4INFO, Inc.

Mobile Messenger

Telescope, Inc.

AT&T Mobility

Motricity

Thumbplay Inc.

BANGO

MX Telecom

T-Mobile USA

Brightkite

Neustar, Inc.

Velti

Buongiorno

OpenMarket

VeriSign, Inc.

Cellfish Media LLC.

Publicis NA

Verizon Wireless

Distributive Networks

Snackable Media

Virgin Mobile USA

FOX Mobile Entertainment,

Sprint-Nextel

Wells Fargo Bank

Lavalife Mobile

Sybase, Inc.

About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global non-profit trade association established to lead the growth of mobile marketing and its associated technologies. The MMA is an action-oriented organization designed to clear obstacles to market development, establish mobile media guidelines and best practices for sustainable growth, and evangelize the use of the mobile channel. The more than 700 member companies, representing over forty countries around the globe, include all members of the mobile media ecosystem. The Mobile Marketing Association’s global headquarters are located in the United States and it has regional chapters including North America (NA), Europe (EUR), Latin America (LATAM), Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com.

Tiger Airway IPO Fact Sheet

ISSUE STATISTICS

Offer size: 155.556m new shares + 9.599m vendor shares

Placement Tranche – 152.769m shares

Price: S$1.65 (Maximum Offer Price)

NAV per share (post-IPO): S$0.285

Historical PE: n.a.

Market Cap (post-IPO): S$891.0m

Open: 13 Jan 2010

Close: 18 Jan 2010, 8.00am

Price Determination: 18 Jan 2010

Trading: 22 Jan 2010 (on “ready” basis)

Lead Manager: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, DBS

Revenue     S$m yoy % chg

FY08         303.8 +77.3%

FY09         378.0 +24.4%

Net profit S$m

FY08      9.9 .

FY09      (50.8)

Background

Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd (Tiger Air) is a low-fare, low-cost airline focused on Asia and Australasia. It currently operates out of three bases in Singapore, Melbourne and Adelaide. Tiger Air aims to maximise profitability by developing a portfolio of routes with consistently high passenger load factors and carefully managing capacity. The airline operates a fleet of 17 Airbus A320 family aircraft and has committed to purchase additional Airbus A320s, which will increase the size of its fleet to 68 by Dec 15.

Tiger Air derives its operating revenues mainly from passenger seat sales, accounting for 97.8% and 95.1% of total revenues for FY07 and FY08, respectively. Ancillary revenues are generated through additional products and services such as additional baggage services, seat selector fees, in-flight sale of beverages, food and merchandise, as well as commissions earned through the distribution of travel insurance, accommodation and car rental services.

Tiger Air also charges a convenience fee for most reservations made through its website.

Use of Proceeds

Based on the maximum offer price, Tiger Air intends to use the proceeds for funding the equity portion of its planned acquisition of Airbus A320 aircraft and the associated aircraft pre-delivery payments (S$166m), establishing new operating bases (S$10m), repayment of all outstanding short-term loans (S$50.4m) and working capital (S$20.4m).

Disclaimer: This blog post contains time-sensitive information. Readers are advised to seek professional consultation before making any investment decision. The Neo Dimension will not be liable for any investment loss made in this offer.


Participate in Ennovent’s Global Energy Challenge

Ennovent Launches Global Energy Challenge “Advancing Change – Energy for India’s Poor”

Most of India’s population has no access to affordable, let alone clean energy. Help us find in India and around the world proven, for-profit solutions that can meet some of the critical energy needs of India’s poor. ennovent will invest up to USD 500,000 in the Solver to incubate or scale the winning enterprise in India. ennovent will also offer a reward of USD 3,000 to the Connector who nominates the winning enterprise.

The Solver can be from anywhere in the world, and should be a for-profit enterprise open to accept an investment to launch or scale the innovation in India. Anyone who knows a potential Solver can participate as a Connector by nominating a Solver.

Challenge partners include the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), GVEP International (Global Village Energy Partnership), HEDON Household Energy Network, New Ventures India, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and Bangalore, Vienna University of Business Administration, Vienna University of Technology, and Entrepreneurship Center Vienna (ECV).

Participate in the Challenge online at www.ennovent.com. Deadline for Nomination and Submission is 31 January 2010.

For more information, please contact Emma Sundman at: emma.sundman@ennovent.com.

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You don’t need to get a phone. You need a phone that gets you.

 

HTC Corporation, a global smartphone designer, has unveiled on Thursday a global advertising campaign that is based on HTC’s new Quietly Brilliant brand positioning at Butter Factory @ One Fullerton. As HTC’s first global advertising campaign, the YOU campaign is being rolled out across 20 countries in the coming weeks and features the tagline, ‘You don’t need to get a phone. You need a phone that gets you.’  This represents HTC’s commitment to focus on people, their needs and how they work and live to ensure that HTC devices suit them.

 

 

On the same day, HTC also announced the launch of HTC Tattoo, an Android-based phone that brings broad personalisation to the masses in Singapore.  With its distinct design and ability to personalise all aspects of the phone, from its hardware to its applications and content, people are able to express themselves and create their own individual mobile experience.

 

IMG_8564HTC Tattoo is the second phone to embody HTC Sense, a mobile experience focused on putting people at the centre by making your phone work in a more simple and natural way. Designed by listening and observing how people live  and communicate. Inline with their YOU campaign, HTC Sense revolves around three fundamental principles – Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.

 

With HTC Tattoo, you stay close to the important people in your life by integrating your communications and applications including voice calls, emails, texts, photos and status updates into one consolidated view, providing innovative and fun phone experiences.

 

HTC Tattoo integrates Google’s innovative mobile services including: Google Maps, search, Google Mail, and Android Market where users can download thousands of popular applications and games. It also comes complete with a broad variety of hardware features including a 3.2 mega pixel camera, 3.5mm stereo headset jack and expandable microSD memory.

 

The new HTC Tattoo will be available this weekend in Thoughtful Silver at all authorised resellers and exclusively in Sophisticated Black at M1 retail outlets at a suggested retail price of S$598*. Standard retail HTC Tattoo package will come with a 2GB microSD™ card.

World’s First 3.5G Touch Watch Phone Now Available in Singapore

Singapore, 30 October 2009 – LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, today announced that the world’s first Touch Watch Phone (Model: LG-GD910), is now available in Singapore.

With just 800 units allocated for the Singapore market, these sought-after communication timepieces will be sold by the three telco operators in Singapore—SingTel, M1 and StarHub—in one of their exclusively selected retail outlets, namely: SingTel at ION Orchard, M1 at Paragon, and StarHub at Plaza Singapura. LG’s GD910 Touch Watch Phone, with a recommended retail price of S$1,688 (without contract), makes its mark in history as the first ever 3.5G phone in the form factor of a watch to be publicly available outside of a spy movie.