Philips Korea Launches 'Sonicare DiamondClean Smart'
Philips Korea held a press conference at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul on the morning of January 16th, 2018. The press conference was organized to inform the launch of ‘DiamondClean Smart’, a new product of Sonicare, an electric toothbrushes brand of Philips, and to introduce the features of the product. The officials, including Vice President Seo Hong-pyo of Philips Korea Personal Health Business Department, Global Director Dr. Maha Yakob of Philips Oral Healthcare, attended the event. Vice President Seo Hong-pyo said, “The next most common illness after a recent cold is periodontitis. Periodontitis is not just a dental disease, but it is also linked to many other diseases, and if you can prevent periodontitis properly, you can escape from threats of many diseases. Philips Sonicare is a new product that combines the latest technologies, including artificial intelligence and the Internet of things, to help correct bad brushing habits. We hope that the efforts of Philips Sonicare to inform you about the importance of proper brushing habits will become well known, and I would like to ask for your attention.” ▲ Philips Korea’s 'Sonicare DiamondClean Smart' launching press conference was held. ▲ Vice President Seo Hong-pyo said, “We hope that the efforts of Philips Sonicare to inform you about the importance of proper brushing habits will become well known.” According to the announcement, 'DiamondClean Smart' is a smart toothbrush that is linked to the Sonicare app via Bluetooth. It also keeps track of brushing habits with connected and sensor technology, and informs the user about a proper brushing habit. A location sensor, scrubbing sensor, and pressure sensor of 'DiamondClean Smart' reconstruct the inside of mouth into a 3D map to monitor movement of the toothbrush, location and pressure to analyze brushing habits, and inform excessive pressure that causes tooth wear and damage during brushing through the LED and vibration of pressure-sensitive sensor ring located at the bottom of the main unit. In particular, the location sensor divides the oral cavity into 12 sections and minutely tracks the position of the toothbrush. The smart bristle that comes with the body consists of Premium Plaque Defense, Premium White, Premium Gum Care, and Tongue Cleaner+, each with RFID. 'DiamondClean Smart' has 5 cleaning modes, general cleaning, white+, deep clean+, gum care, and tongue clean, and 3 levels of strength adjustment. The optimum mode and the intensity are automatically set by recognizing RFID of the equipping bristle. It also analyzes the period of use of the bristles and the applied pressure, and informs the user of the appropriate replacement time at the bottom of the main unit and the app. 'Diamond Clean Smart' is available for three weeks when fully charged, and it is provided with a wireless charging cup that is automatically charged when the toothbrush body is lifted, and a carrying case with a USB cable charger. The color of the product is black, white, and pink. The price is set at 435,000 won. ▲ This product is a smart toothbrush that is linked with the management app via Bluetooth. At the event, Dr. Maha Yakob announced the results of a clinical trial conducted to check the effectiveness of Sonicare products in preventing periodontal disease. The experiment was conducted to measure the effects of Philips Sonicare 'DiamondClean' products and general manual toothbrushes on gingivitis, gum bleeding, and surface plaque when used for four weeks at home. In this study comparing the gingivitis reduction and plaque removal of Philips Sonicare 'DiamondClean' products and general manual toothbrushes, 141 healthy adults (average age 42.1 years) aged 18 to 70 years were randomized, parallel designed, and single blind studied. The subjects of the clinical study were divided into two groups, each given with ‘DiamondClean’ products or general manual toothbrushes to brush their teeth twice a day. As a result, compared to 4 weeks ago, the users of conventional manual toothbrushes showed a reduction of gingivitis by 19.1%, gingival bleeding by 31.4% and plaque by 8.0%, while DiamondClean product users reported reduction of gingivitis by 25.5%, gum bleeding by 57.4%, plaque by 34.9%, respectively.
Luxury Attitude Academy Launching Press Conference Hosted by LBI Korea
Luxury Business Institute Korea (LBI Korea) hosted a press conference at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel on May 10, and announced launching of its state-of-the-art education solution, 'Luxury Attitude Academy' in Korea. Daniel Mayran, president of LBI Group, answered to the question, which is “What is luxury?”. “Luxury is evolving and customers are looking for new experiences.” He defined luxury by saying, “Luxury is the key to creating a customer experience and an important element of brand differentiation.” He also said, “I believe the true luxury is the unique result created by outstanding craftsmen with unique know-how in an extremely special environment. I think that the E-Movie Leaning program will be an important asset for other service companies such as learners, jobseekers, professionals, luxury brands, etc.” ▲ Daniel Mayran, Founder and President of LBI Group ▲ Edouard Champrenault, President of LBI Group ▲ Kwon Yunjung, Vice President of LBI Korea LBI Korea is the first luxury professional training institute in Korea that offers specialized consulting and education programs for practitioners in the luxury industries including retail, hospitality, beauty, cosmetics and lifestyle. Luxury Attitude Academy consists of three types of content: 'service', 'communication and interpersonal skills', and 'customer experience'. The program is expected to be a great help for three cases: companies that want to improve their customer service and management performance through service improvement, industry practitioners who want to boost their job performance by building up additional expertise based on the insights of global luxury experts and case studies, jobseekers who want to improve competitiveness through indirect job experiences. In particular, LBI Korea offers customized on-off-line convergence courses in consideration of various positions of students, practitioners and executives. Luxury Business Institute was established in Korea in 2009 to foster more specialized luxury specialists and is also currently operating in China (2015). LBI not only provides customized training programs but also retail service quality assessment and headhunting services to the luxury industry. LBI's typical portfolio is comprised of more than 40 prestigious brands, including Gucci, Hermes, Burberry, Bluebell, Richemont, Hyundai Motor and Seoul Shilla Hotel. ▲ LBI is equipped with a platform optimized for business by absorbing feedback from luxury industrial sites. ▲ LBI boasts optimized UX for online training. ▲ It is also advantageous for retraining in the enterprise as manager mode allows to easily check learning progress. The program was co-developed by LBI Korea and INSEEC U., a prestigious educational institution in France. The program is bidirectional online education course composed of 12 episodes (30 minutes of drama per episode, a total of three months) that re-create realistic situations for professional and immersive storytelling. Moreover, each episode includes exclusive interviews of global luxury experts, so students can learn insights about the problems and responses they might face at the service field. Program students will receive a 'Luxury Attitude' certificate after completing each learning module and four assessments. Currently, LBI Korea is first of the seven countries around the world, including France, the United Kingdom and the United States, for launching e-learning solution 'Luxury Attitude Academy'. Global companies including Hotel Le Meurice, one of the classical luxury hotels in Paris, German luxury Car Company Porsche, Paris department store Printemps, premium coffee brand Nespresso, and Air France, are using it for training practitioners. Kwon Yunjung, Vice President of LBI Korea, said, “This launch will be a great opportunity for hotel and luxury brand employees and jobseekers to learn more about real-world examples of luxury brands. It will also be an education solution that can offer practical help to the distribution and hospitality industry as well as jobseekers and practitioners of related industries such as automotive, banking and healthcare.”
Airbus C295 MPA for Korea Press Conference
On May 17, 2018, Airbus held a press conference at Seoul Plaza Hotel and proposed 20 C295 Maritime Patrol Aircrafts (MPA) to the government of the Republic of Korea to provide the most appropriate solution to the requirements of the Korean maritime patrol. As a company that develops and manufactures aircraft from the body to systems as a whole, Airbus emphasized that it supports both systems and weapon integrations, thereby providing surveillance and reconnaissance functions. Moreover, as a company that advanced the concept of maritime operations with 'P-3' improvement business, Airbus was confident about the suggestion of the optimal solution for a middle-range and long-range patrol. ▲ Brian Kim, Vice President of Airbus Korea Defense & Space Division ▲ Fernando Ciria, Head of Marketing of ISR and Tactical Aircraft at Airbus Defence & Space Brian Kim, Vice President of Airbus Korea Defense & Space Division, said at the press conference that Airbus would be willing to participate if given the opportunity for a competitive bid of the next MPA. He stated, “Considering the budget and requirements of the Korean government identified by Airbus, Airbus can offer a total of 20 C295 maritime patrols to the Korean government. If the R.O.K Navy has a large number of C295 MPAs, it will be able to monitor more extensive areas across the Korean peninsula more effectively, which will allow it to respond more quickly to potential external threats.” Also, he added, “The C295 MPA is equipped with state-of-the-art radar, sensors and mission-critical systems. Currently, Brazil, Chile, Oman, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and many other countries are using Airbus’s MPAs for the actual battles, which proves that the C295 is a proven fighter, not just a concept model. We expect significant savings for the government of the Republic of Korea on the basis of low introduction and operation costs compared to competitors of Airbus C295.” Airbus and Korea have long-term and strategic partnerships in a variety of industries including commercial aircraft, defense, space and helicopters. Earlier, Airbus had introduced the A330 MRTT, a multi-purpose tanker to the Republic of Korea Air Force. The ROKAF is also using the CN235 tactical aircraft equipped with the turboprop-powered engine, a previous model of the C295, for transport purposes. What’s more, Airbus helicopter products are in operation in the Korean defense industry and it has developed Surion helicopter for the use in the Republic of Korea Army with Korea Aerospace Industries, LTD. (KAI). Airbus also maintains close industrial cooperation with KAI, KAL-ASD, and many SMEs in Korea. Its business in Korea is expected to grow from $500 million in 2016 to $600 million in 2020. Airbus estimates that more than 6,000 jobs requiring highly skilled have been created through various projects in Korea. ▲ Airbus has been leading the business of maritime patrol aircrafts for more than 30 years since the P-3 advancement project. ▲ The C295 model was produced based on the development know-how of CN235, the global bestseller. ▲ Airbus presented its configuration optimized for the MPA business ordered by the Korean government. ▲ FITS (Fully Integrated Tactical System) components were introduced as a brain of the system ▲ Focusing on the Korea EEZ area and major base camps, the rationality of the C295 MPA specification is mainly explained. ▲ Since South Korea is surrounded by North Korea, China, Russia, Japan, etc., it has a special characteristic in its operations. ▲ Airbus emphasized inexpensive introduction and maintenance costs as its competitiveness. ▲ Airbus, following Boeing and SAAB, threw a ticket for Korean MPA bidding. ACROFAN explained the main features of the Korean anti-submarine operation and pointed out that bad weather is usually considered when an antisubmarine operation occurs. It asked for durability in these adverse conditions and explanations of related cases. Fernando Ciria, Head of Marketing of ISR and Tactical Aircraft at Airbus Defence & Space, answered, “The C295 MPA is a worldwide model. The C295 MPAs are also operating around Chilean Pacific coast and Antarctica. The customers who operate the C295 MPA in that harsh environment speak for us. Customer cases demonstrate the operational competence. In addition, onboard sensors allow detection of maritime vessels and sharing of information even in bad weather.” Also, he said, “The C295 MPA enables operations in bad situations. For reference, a recent Canadian contract would be a good example. Canada uses aircraft for search and rescue purposes, and when it is bad weather or the weather changes, it uses the aircraft for rescuing citizens. It also carries out a role of search and rescue in the mountains as well as in the sea. A total of 16 units will be deployed in northern Canada to perform search and rescue across Canada. Therefore, no matter how bad the weather conditions are, I think it will not be difficult to carry out the operations.
Korean Heart Rhythm Society Hosted Announcement Press Conference of the Survey on Recognition of Arrhythmia Diseases
On January 16th, 2018, Korean Heart Rhythm Society (President Kim Young-hoon, Korea University Anam Hospital) held ‘Announcement press conference of the survey on recognition of arrhythmia diseases’ at Seoul Square, and announced the result of ‘the survey on recognition of arrhythmia diseases’, conducted on 1,000 adults aged 19 and over nationwide. According to the results of the survey, more than 9 out of 10 respondents said they did not know or heard of ‘atrial fibrillation’, which is an arrhythmia disease. In addition, the rate of visits to hospitals when experiencing a typical symptom of arrhythmia was 15.4%, indicating that the recognition of the risk of the disease and the treatment method were very low. ▲ As more than 9 out of 10 respondents said they did not know well about the major disorder of arrhythmia, ‘atrial fibrillation’, the public recognition of arrhythmia disease shows ‘red light’. ▲ It is introduced that, in Europe and Japan, all patients over 65 years of age are recommended to undergo electrocardiography(ECG). Atrial fibrillation, the most common type of arrhythmia, is a disease of the heart beating minutely and irregularly fast. In patients with atrial fibrillation, the risk of stroke is about five times higher than in healthy people, so the proper treatment through early diagnosis is important. According to the survey, the total percentage of the answers of “I haven’t heard of atrial fibrillation (54.7%)” and “I have heard of, but do not know well (38.1%)” is about 92.8%. Even in the case of having experienced an arrhythmia, only one out of four respondents answered that they knew about atrial fibrillation, so it is found that the disease awareness was very low. In addition, the rate of awareness of the correlation between atrial fibrillation and stroke was only 19.3%, indicating a lack of awareness of disease risk. Arrhythmia-related general medical knowledge showed similar results. Although 38.1% knew the risk of sudden death due to arrhythmia, which is relatively high recognition, but only 23.1% knew that an ECG was necessary for the diagnosis of arrhythmia. In particular, only 7.4% of patients knew about the possibility of full recovery through 'high frequency ventricular tachycardia'. This result suggests the necessity of education about diagnosis and treatment methods. Symptoms of arrhythmia can range from asymptomatic to syncope or sudden cardiac death, but heart palpitations are most common. According to the survey, 28.5% of the respondents experienced heart palpitations that felt heart rhythm faster or more irregular than usual within the past one year, and 58.2% experienced heart palpitations when they were diagnosed with arrhythmia. However, only 15.4% of the respondents visited the hospital when the symptoms are observed, so it confirms that the rapid diagnosis and treatment were not actively performed. Most of them did not visit the hospital because ‘the symptoms are not considered to be severe (60.2%)’ or ‘they did not think it as a disease (51.5%)’. Therefore, it is found that people lack awareness of arrhythmia disease and the need for treatment. As a result of analyzing the experience of other diseases to all respondents, the patients diagnosed with arrhythmias had a higher experience of diagnosing other diseases than the healthy people. Especially, the diagnostic rate of hypertension (49.1%), anxiety disorder (32.7%) and heart failure (23.6%) was higher in the arrhythmia diagnosis patients. Likewise, it is found that there is a need for attention to the co-expression of arrhythmias in the relevant disease group. President Kim Young-hoon of Korean Heart Rhythm Society emphasized by saying, “Although the incidence of arrhythmia has rapidly increased as rapidly entered the aging society, the awareness of disease and disease risk is still low. In addition, major arrhythmia diseases, such as atrial fibrillation, are often asymptomatic. Considering that this is common in older patients aged 65 years or older, it is imperative to support screening tests using electrocardiogram (ECG) in the process of health check-up. ▲ It was explained that the survey was conducted in the form of a telephone interview, and in the form of a commentary on the terminology.
Counter-Strike Online 10th Anniversary Awards Sketch
On the afternoon of January 13, 2018, Nexon hosted the FPS online game ‘Counter-Strike Online 10th Anniversary Awards’ at the Nexon Arena in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. 'Counter Strike Online 10th Anniversary Awards' is designed to meet the 10th anniversary of Counter Strike Online service with many people who have played the game. It was held with 300 users through online ticket sales and winners' invitations. The event was progressed in the order of screening the 10th anniversary history of Counter Strike Online, ‘Counter Strike People Awards’, announcement of winter peak season updates, and user Q&A. It also brought pleasure through two types of special leagues for users, competitions with professional gamers and developers. In the announcement of the winter peak season updates, NEXON's CSO Development Team Leader Choi Jin-hyeok introduced about new contents of 'Counter Strike Online'. First, ‘Destruction System’, which can destroy the map with a dedicated weapon in the studio mode, presents a new joy. The system applies the function of destroying maps with a dedicated weapon to various studio-based modes. Outside of the studio, a dedicated weapon 'Rock Breaker' can be also used, and on the contrary, a weapon option that can 'destroy' is added to the existing weapons. Along with this new mode, Zombie AI mode and Team Deathmatch AI mode are added, and various device blocks such as warehouse block, coin block, and rock-paper-scissors block are updated. In addition, 'Magnum Launcher' was unveiled as a weapon for celebrating ‘Happy New Year of 2018’. The Magnum Launcher is a combination of a shotgun and a missile launcher, inheriting the appearance of Magnum Drill and the function of ‘Barling-11’. As for the future update direction, an Egyptian 'Stamper Zombie' skin item and a new 'Zombie Scenario Season 7' for presenting a full-scale confrontation with the company CRONOS will be added. In addition, the newly changed ranking competition and the official website are also presented in sequence. Meanwhile, Nexon carries out social contribution activities in commemoration of 10th anniversary of service. Nexon's new social contribution activities will be conducted in a ‘medical treatment expenses support for dischargers' in consideration of the genre of the game. ▲ Counter Strike Online 10th Anniversary was held. ▲ At the event, a history wall was set up to look back on the history of 'Counter Strike Online'. ▲ The event sent thanks to users through ‘Counter Strike People Awards’. ▲ In the user Q&A time, Yu Hwan-guk, the team leader of the development team 1, answered the question. ▲ Through the special league where users have competitions with professional gamers and developers, the event presented pleasure.
Cloudera Held Media Conference on ‘Evolution of Big Data Technology Supporting Machine Learning and Analytics Future & Ethical Use of Data’
On May 9, Cloudera held a media conference at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary, Cloudera Chief Architect Doug Cutting visited Korea, and he talked about the evolution of big data technology that supports machine learning and the analytics future and the resulting ethical use of data. In addition, the officials including Cloudera Korea Branch Manager Kang Hyung-joon and Goodmorning iTech CEO Lee Ju-chan attended the event to announce the partnership with Goodmorning iTech, along with the business results of Cloudera Korea and business goals this year. A modern platform for machine learning and analysis, Cloudera is optimized for the cloud and has revolutionized the IoT data management and analysis paradigm. Companies that use Apache Hadoop can now collect and store sensor and IoT data without limitations of capacity. They can also apply robust processing and analysis tools to both stored and transmitted data and instantly provide search, query, and visualization to petabytes of data for deriving executable insight information from IoT. ▲ Cloudera Chief Architect Doug Cutting Introduced about the evolution of big data technology and the ethical use of data, Doug Cutting said, “Cloudera has the belief that data can be used to change ‘impossible’ to ‘possible’. One example is that Cloudera is working with NASA to make astronauts land on Mars, and many believe this is not possible, but we believe that these efforts will soon be possible.” According to the announcement, Cloudera is an open source technology company, and Cloudera's platform (CDH) is an entirely open-source stack. Its most platforms are being collaborated and developed with various communities. He explained that the open source is now an indispensable part of computing, and that the open source ecosystem will continue to mature and evolve. On the topic of data ethics, Doug Cutting emphasized the need to establish policies on ethical data use and emphasized the importance of trust in how data is managed between organizations and individuals. Moreover, he explained that it is important for organizations to collect data, along with 4 core principles that prevent data from being exploited, to keep the data usage transparent. The 4 principles are as follows. 1) Adjustment of expectations about how data will be used between organizations and individuals 2) Establishment of best practices for data management 3) Boundary setting 4) Self-regulation ▲ Cloudera has the belief that data can be used to change ‘impossible’ to ‘possible’. Next, Cloudera recently announced a new business unit that will focus on the company's core businesses: machine learning, analytics and cloud. By adding organizational structure and resources to enhance innovation and accelerate the evolution of the Cloudera product line, the customers can transform complex data into clear and executable insights. Cloudera Korea has also grown steadily since its establishment in Korea in 2015. As well as securing clients in a large number of domestic companies and diverse industries, the utilization of the Cloudera platform is also diversifying. As machine learning, analytics, data analysis, and cloud come to the fore, the next generation version of Cloudera CDH, the Cloudera Data Science Workbench (CDSW) for data analysis, and Director and Altus for cloud environments are gaining much attention in the market. CDSW is a secure, self-service enterprise data science platform that accelerates machine learning projects from research to production. This platform enables the data science team to use on-demand computing function to accelerate experiments and provide direct access to the most common open data science packages, including unlimited data. ▲ Cloudera Korea Branch Manager Kang Hyung-joon ▲ Goodmorning iTech CEO Lee Ju-chan Meanwhile, KakaoBank has introduced Apache Kudu, a Hadoop platform developed to provide various storage technologies in Hadoop and efficiently accommodate various workloads, for real-time analysis. Moreover, as the real-time analysis and analysis platform, Kbank decided to introduce CDH with CDSW, which is regarded as a next-generation data analysis platform for data scientists. Cloudera Korea has signed a new distribution contract with Goodmorning iTech (GIT) to spur business further this year. Goodmorning iTech will provide Cloudera's main subscription EDH (Enterprise Data Hub) products to various industries with big data consulting, platform and infrastructure construction services based on accumulated technology of existing virtualization-based IT infrastructure and know-how of big data consulting. Goodmorning iTech CEO Lee Ju-chan said, “Cloudera is the best global vendor to meet the needs of customers in the domestic market with a top-notch solution of the world's largest data market from the big data platform to machine learning and analytics. Beyond the role as a simple reseller and SI partner, GIT has concluded a distribution contract to provide customers with more stable solutions and a high level of technical expertise.” Cloudera Korea Branch Manager Kang Hyung-joon said, “Cloudera's strengths, which are machine learning and IoT, are making a wave of change for both domestic and Asian companies. Our partnership with Goodmorning iTech will be a very important stepping stone for our journey to simplify IoT, machine learning and analytical solutions and expand into diverse industries. We will work together to create new business models and revenue streams with data, enhance customer experience, and offer great opportunities for companies looking to innovate the industry.”
Nexon Held 'Durango: Wild Lands' Launching Preview Event
On January 9, 2018, Nexon hosted a 'Durango: Wild Lands' launching preview at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Jongno-gu. The event was organized to introduce the features of the new mobile game `Durango: Wild Lands`, which is being prepared for service, and was attended by representatives of Nexon, including Vice President Jung Sang-won, General Manager Noh Jung-hwan and What!Studio Producer Lee Eun-seok. Jung Sang-won, vice president of Nexon, said, “Durango: Wild Lands, which will be launched in 2018 as Nexon's first self-development, is a hard-earned title prepared with a sense of duty to throw an important meaning to the development direction of the existing mobile games.” Also, he said, “Users will be able to experience new pleasures that will be fun just by collaboration among users and exploration. I would like to ask you a lot of interest in the new adventure of ‘Durango: Wild Lands’.” ▲ ‘Durango: Wild Lands’ launching preview event was held. ▲ Vice President Jung Sang-won said, “I would like to ask you a lot of interest in the new adventure of ‘Durango: Wild Lands’.” According to the announcement, 'Durango: Wild Lands' is a pioneering open-world role-playing mobile game developed by Nexon's What!Studio. This game deals with a unique story that modern people, including users who have fallen into the era of dinosaurs due to an unidentified accident, start with their bare hands and pioneer wild lands. As an intention of the game development, Producer Lee Eun-seok from What!Studio said, “We are aiming at playground-like MMORPG, not an amusement park.” Then, he introduced about the play style by saying, “In the amusement park, the rides (contents) created by the developers are arranged, and the visitors merely enjoy along the route. But in ‘Durango: Wild Lands’, we offer a variety of nature, infinite land, animals of the dinosaur world, and playgrounds with a variety of production tools, rather than rides, and users can combine these materials to enjoy limitless possibilities and accumulate their own interesting experience.” As aforementioned, ‘enjoy limitless possibilities and accumulate their own interesting experience’ is one of the biggest features of ‘Durango: Wild Lands’. Likewise, users can infinitely enjoy the free and in-depth production, construction, cooking, and farming in the game. In-game combat, which is the main content of a regular role-playing game, is not essential for Durango: Wild Lands. It is possible to enjoy only lifestyle contents in the village. 'Durango: Wild Lands' is made up of a vast space that many users can gather together, and there is no instance dungeon to distinguish channels or enjoy just a few. The field where the game is going is composed of infinite islands that lead to the sea road so that users can enjoy the pleasure of making your own land and pioneering. Since in-game combat is not an essential factor, the user can continue his settled life such as making a favorite place to his own land, building a house, and cultivating a field, and the user also can create a tribe when passer-by becomes a neighbor. As the village grows larger, it often repeats friendship and fights with other tribes. ▲ Producer Lee Eun-seok said, “I will do my best to continue the service for more than 10 years.” Nexon launches formal service on January 25th through Android OS and iOS. At the time of domestic launch, it will start operating as a single server in Korea, gradually expanding its service area and ultimately plan to launch a single global server service. In order to provide seamless global service, overseas beta test is ongoing since July last year. Overseas beta testing in 14 countries, including the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Vietnam, Canada, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, recorded about 2.8 million downloads as of January 8th, 2018. The number of unstable islands created during the test period is about 220,000, showing that it is getting high interest. Meanwhile, the business model of the game presents the convenience, time reduction, and exterior appearance to be a game that can be continued for a long time. The convenience services such as 'Durango: Archive' where the useful information of 'Durango: Wild Lands’ can be easily accessed, and 'Durango Maps', a web viewer that was first introduced in the overseas beta test, are also ongoing. Producer Lee Eun-seok expressed about the service by saying, “I have been through a lot of research and testing to develop a new game, and finally I am glad to be able to show it to domestic users on January 25th. I will do my best to make 'Durango: Wild Lands' go beyond Asia and be loved all over the world and continue to serve for more than 10 years.”
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Ayako Rokkaku: 'Bright Wind, Another Step'
AMSTERDAM, May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gallery Delaive proudly presents "Bright wind, another step" a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Ayako Rokkaku and her fifth solo show at Gallery Delaive in twelve years of representing the artist. The exhibition presents new, never before shown, works from 2017 and 2018 on canvas, cardboard and Louis Vuitton trunks. During the opening weekend of 26 and 27 May the artist will paint live in the gallery. Rokkaku's iconic style features large female figures with candid facial expressions full of character. Vivid colored backgrounds, littered with flowers, tiny figures and rainbowlike smears compose a colorful and happy, dream world. Her unique technique, directly applying the acrylic paint to the canvas using her fingers and hands, is easily recognizable in the dynamic and lively compositions. Not limiting herself to traditional media, Rokkaku just as easily transforms pieces of used cardboard and vintage Louis Vuitton Trunks into colorful works of art. With "Bright wind, another step" Rokkaku encourages the viewers to face the future: "If we feel the bright wind, we can step towards it. If we step forward, we can feel the bright wind." For Rokkaku painting is like taking a walk without a plan. "When I paint I feel energetic and bright. It makes my feelings clear and makes me want to step forward. I hope people see my paintings and feel the same way." Winning an important prize at the Geisai, a fair for upcoming artists in Japan organized by important contemporary artist Takashi Murakami at the beginning of her career in 2006, one can nowadays easily draw comparisons with some of Japan's most important artists of the moment, like Yoshitomo Nara. Born in 1982 in Chiba, Japan, Ayako Rokkaku now lives and works alternately in Berlin, Porto, Tokyo and Amsterdam. Since 2006 Ayako Rokkaku has had exhibitions in numerous galleries and on art fairs in Asia, Europe and the U.S.A. and solo exhibitions in the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and the Meulensteen Danubiana Art Museum in Slovakia, attracting thousands of visitors. Ayako Rokkaku is proving to become an important name within the Japanese contemporary art scene. Ayako Rokkaku - Bright wind, another step 26 May - 1 July Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam http://www.delaive.com
Wanna One Park Ji Hoon's Fancafe and Fanpage will Publish New York Times Square Advertising for his Birthday Celebration
SEOUL, South Korea, May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Ji Hoon, a member of the popular Korean idol group "Wanna One" will appear on the billboard of Times Square in New York. His fans prepared a congratulatory gift to celebrate Park's birthday. 'Wannaone' Park Ji Hoon New York Times Square Advertisement photo Park Ji Hoon's fanpage "FLUFFYBOY" and fancafe "WINGSROAD" will post Park Ji Hoon's advertisement on Reuters billboard of Times Square for his birthday on May 29. Advertisements are on the Reuters billboard until May 30. An image of Park Ji Hoon, who is winking and with the phrase "Happy Birthday to You & Always with You" will appear. An official of the advertising project, Lee Hee Min, said, "The fanpage and the fancafe worked together to celebrate Park Ji Hoon's birthday, We always cheer for Park Ji Hoon's wonderful activities." Park Ji Hoon is a member of the boy group "Wanna One", who were chosen on Korean TV show "Produce 101 Season 2". His group "Wanna One" ranked first in the boy group brand reputation in May 2018. To this day, they have continued their activities as the top idol group in Korea. View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wanna-one-park-ji-hoons-fancafe-and-fanpage-will-publish-new-york-times-square-advertising-for-his-birthday-celebration-300650196.html
FxPro and McLaren F1™ Team Announce Partnership Agreement
LONDON, May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Online broker FxPro and McLaren F1™ Team are delighted to announce a multi-year partnership agreement. From the Monaco Grand Prix (24-27 May), the McLaren MCL33 will feature prominent FxPro branding, highlighting the firm's position as the world's number one online broker. Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing, commented: "We are pleased to welcome FxPro as an official partner to the McLaren Formula 1 team. Both FxPro and McLaren are committed to innovation and excellence in their fields, making this a natural partnership. With over 50 domestic and international awards to their name, FxPro have proven their ability to perform at the highest level." With over 250 million orders executed and up to 7000 orders processed each second, FxPro is well aware of the challenges high pressure, high performance environments present. This partnership underpins the commitment to excellence and innovation shared by McLaren and FxPro. FxPro CEO, Charalambos Psimolophitis, commented: "We are proud to be entering this multi-year partnership with McLaren, a team with an illustrious history and exciting future. We always look for partners that share our passion for excellence and success, and McLaren embodies those values perfectly." Ilya Holeu, Chief Marketing Officer, FxPro, commented: "FxPro have always been visionary pioneers in everything we do, from multiple world-class sports sponsorships to the way we value our name and the way that we do business. Sports sponsorship has long been a significant part of our outreach program and we are delighted to be partnering with McLaren to take that forward." Notes to Media About FxPro: FxPro is an award-winning online broker, serving retail and institutional clients in more than 150 countries. FxPro provides access to competitive pricing and deep liquidity with no-dealing-desk intervention (subject to the FxPro Order Execution Policy) via its advanced trading platforms, superior execution technologies and algorithmic tools. If you have any questions, please contact PR team, who can be reached by calling +44-(0)-20-7776-9720, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.fxpro.com/.
Chinese singer ZTAO releases new song "Misunderstand"
The unique trademark style demonstrates ZTAO's talentBEIJING, May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ZTAO, the highly popular original C-POP singer and versatile artist, will release his new song "Misunderstand" worldwide on May 25. The new song continues the love song style of "Beggar," which was released at the beginning of the year. ZTAO sets the mood with the Cloud Trap element which remains present throughout the song, creating a private musical space for listeners. With the stereo sound wall, the song expresses an emotional experience dealing with growth and regret. ZTAO releases his new song "Misunderstand" worldwide on May 25. Fans can listen to the song of the prince and his story of his rose. Interpreting the song's original intent with a nebula and a rose, ZTAO creates his own unique and original C-POP style The cover artwork for the new song depicts a nebula and a rose as the two main elements. A rose in bloom is wrapped in the vast nebula, conjuring up an ambiance replete with mystery through the imagery, piquing the curiosity of fans who are asking themselves what story does ZTAO want to relate to us through his music. "Misunderstand" continues the love song style of the previously released "Beggar" but it is devoid of the cheerful and bright feeling of the earlier work. Instead, the new song defines emotional growth through a mildly melancholy tune. Growth is always accompanied by difficult moments, yet the rose which is always in the heart is the message that ZTAO wants to send his listeners via his music, reminding them that life is full of sunshine and positive energy. ZTAO continues to integrate his own concept of C-POP into the creation of "Misunderstand." The Cloud Trap element, along with the sporadic piano accompaniment, creates a delicate feeling that clearly distinguishes the effort from European and American popular music. The new song is more modern-sounding and stereophonic than traditional Chinese popular music. The entire song articulates both a scientific and emotional style, maintaining the futuristic sense and diversity of C-POP that ZTAO has been pursuing. The song is imbued with a kind of toxic magic. ZTAO, an original singer and songwriter, has achieved excellent results with his music. Following a collaboration with Tiësto, one of the top 100 international DJs, on Time (Tiesto Remix), the original song "Beggar," which was released at the beginning of this year, climbed to the 8th position on iTunes American chart and to the 7th position on the iTunes Pop chart within 30 minutes of being released. The recently released "Beggar Remix" version was used by EDC China as its promotional song for 2018. ZTAO has always used the most advanced forms of composition and the most unique melodies to define ZTAO-style C-POP, enriching his musical efforts. The new song Misunderstand is scheduled to be released worldwide on May 25. The song will become available across a multitude of digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Tencent Music Entertainment Group's QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo, at the stroke of midnight on May 25. View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chinese-singer-ztao-releases-new-song-misunderstand-300654128.html
ABI Research's June 7 Webinar Explores 5G for Consumer and Industrial Applications
OYSTER BAY, New York, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ABI Research’s June 7 Webinar Explores 5G for Consumer and Industrial Applications. Register now! WHAT:45-Minute Webinar: 5G for Consumer and Industrial Applications WHEN:Date: June 7, 2018 (Thursday); Time: 2 p.m. U.S. Eastern TimeDuration: 45 minutes, including question-and-answer session WHO:Presented by ABI Research's Senior Analysts, Pablo Tomasi and Prayerna Raina WHY:5G discussions are currently focused on creating a faster network, but the revolution will happen with 5G will allow mobile service providers to address industrial applications. Despite the wide agreement that this will likely introduce a wave of new business opportunities, mobile service providers don't yet understand the technologies, operational models, and culture that 5G will require. They are now trying to understand what end markets need and test new business models, which will mature by the time 5G is fully deployed. This webinar will present current 5G market activities, and what key mobile service providers are planning to do in the initial stages of commercial deployments, mostly focusing on consumer applications and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB). The webinar will then discuss industrial applications, where the market landscape is very different: connectivity is just a tiny element of industrial technology systems. Operators need to move away from connectivity-centric industrial strategies, otherwise, they will find it hard to convince industrial implementers of the value proposition of their products and services. WHICH QUESTIONS WILL BE ADDRESSED: What are the most recent developments in the 5G market landscape? What aspects of 5G will be deployed in the next 5 years? What industrial applications are possible with 4G and other technologies today? What is not? How can MSPs prepare for industrial telecoms? Which market will lead 5G industrial applications? HOW TO REGISTER:Click here to register or visit https://www.abiresearch.com/webinars/5g-consumer-and-industrial-applications/ WHAT ELSE?ABI Research's transformative technologies Webinar series is complimentary to attend. All attendees receive a PDF of the presentation after the Webinar. And, all registrants are welcome to watch the on-demand replay at their convenience. For a complete list of all ABI Research's upcoming Webinars, click here or visit https://www.abiresearch.com/webinars/. Contact Info: Global Deborah Petrara Christopher Leary Tel: +1.516.624.2558 Tel: +1.516.624.2544 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org About ABI Research ABI Research provides strategic guidance for visionaries needing market foresight on the most compelling transformative technologies, which reshape workforces, identify holes in a market, create new business models and drive new revenue streams. ABI's own research visionaries take stances early on those technologies, publishing groundbreaking studies often years ahead of other technology advisory firms. ABI analysts deliver their conclusions and recommendations in easily and quickly absorbed formats to ensure proper context. Our analysts strategically guide visionaries to take action now and inspire their business to realize a bigger picture. For more information about ABI Research's forecasting, consulting and teardown services, visionaries can contact us at +1.516.624.2500 in the Americas, +44.203.326.0140 in Europe, +65.6592.0290 in Asia-Pacific or visit www.abiresearch.com. Photo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/696373/ABI_Research_Webinar_5G_Consumer_Industrial_Applications.jpg Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/276887/abi_research_logo.jpg