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Microsoft collaborates with Enterprise Singapore, AI Singapore, and the Infocomm Media Development Authority to accelerate AI transformation for SMEs with AI Pinnacle Program

SINGAPORE, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft today announced the launch of the second wave of the Microsoft AI Pinnacle Program, with new initiatives aimed at enabling small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to scale adoption of AI-powered solutions that will have transformative impact on their businesses and sectors. Read More

Nearmap Appoints Ray Savona as Chief Revenue Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearmap, a leading location intelligence and aerial imagery provider, is announcing the appointment of Ray Savona as Chief Revenue Officer. Effective May 28, 2024, Savona will play a pivotal role on the company's executive leadership team, leading the development of the company's revenue strategy and overseeing Nearmap global marketing and sales, including sales engineering and enablement.... Read More

Bitget Appoints Gracy Chen as CEO

VICTORIA, Seychelles, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Bitget, the leading cryptocurrency exchange and Web 3 company, today announces the appointment of Gracy Chen as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective in May 2024, succeeding Sandra Lou, who will be leaving the platform to pursue her own business goals. With over 10 years of experience in business management, marketing, and investment, Gracy proves herself to be a leading female... Read More

Bybit Reaches 30 Million Registered Users, Marking Explosive Growth and Industry Leadership into Web3

DUBAI, UAE, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Bybit, one of the world's top three crypto exchanges by trading volume, today celebrates a monumental milestone: surpassing 30 million registered users globally. This remarkable achievement comes alongside a period of exceptional growth, solidifying Bybit as a frontrunner in the blockchain industry. Market Share Soars, User Trust Flourishes Bybit's market share in spot trading has skyrocketed from 2%... Read More

BGI Team Successfully Reaches the Summit of Mount Everest

SHENZHEN, China, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI Group Chairman and Co-Founder, Wang Jian, and a scientific team from BGI today reached the summit of Mount Everest (Qomolangma) at 8,848.86 meters and, using handheld ultrasound equipment, captured the world's first ultrasound image from the top of the world. The team also captured electroencephalogram (EEG) data at the peak. This is the second time that Wang Jian has reached the top of Mount... Read More

Specialist Risk Group secures Warburg Pincus and Temasek as new major investor partners

LONDON, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialist Risk Group ("SRG"), the fast-growing, people and culture focussed, specialist insurance intermediary has today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Warburg Pincus, a leading global growth investor, and Temasek, a global investor. Closing is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. SRG's management team will invest alongside Warburg... Read More


JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has achieved a significant milestone in its commitment to producing highly competent and marketable graduates. In 2023, UTM's overall graduate employability rate (GE) reached an unprecedented 100 percent, the highest at the national level, a testament to our dedication and excellence. According to data announced by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)... Read More

New Clarivate Report Indicates Solid Growth in 2024 Global Trademark Filing Activity

LONDON, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today released the Trademark Filing and Litigation Trends 2024 Report, analyzing six of the key trademark registers from around the world: the United States (U.S.), the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (U.K.), Mainland China, Japan, and South Korea. The report reveals that trademark filing activity worldwide saw a... Read More

WOC Asia - The Construction Exhibition in 2024 to Explore the Latest Products, Technologies and Solutions

SHANGHAI, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Asian edition of the well-known World of Concrete series in the global concrete industry, World of Concrete Asia 2024 (WOCA) will be taking place on 14-16 August in Shanghai, China. Please click here to register for free visitor pass. WOC Asia 2024 is the only comprehensive exhibition for Concrete, Flooring and Mortar industries in Asia, showcasing high-quality products, leading technologies, and... Read More

Vantage Foundation and Teach For Malaysia join forces to empower indigenous children through education

SINGAPORE, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantage Foundation proudly announces its partnership with Teach For Malaysia (TFM) to empower indigenous Orang Asli communities in Malaysia through education. This collaboration underscores Vantage Foundation's mission to shine the spotlight on the invisible challenges faced by marginalised communities around the world. Vantage Foundation will offer strategic support to TFM's initiatives addressing the... Read More

Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. launches Blackpanda IR Retainer, a cyber incident emergency response retainer service

SINGAPORE and TOKYO, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions Inc. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Daisen Suzuki; hereinafter "MBSD") will start providing a cyber incident response (hereinafter "IR") retainer service in collaboration with BLACKPANDA JAPAN K.K. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: David Yu Suzuki; hereinafter "Blackpanda").  The retainer service... Read More

IBM Unveils Next Chapter of watsonx with Open Source, Product & Ecosystem Innovations to Drive Enterprise AI at Scale

ARMONK, N.Y., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at its annual THINK conference, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced several new updates to its watsonx platform one year after its introduction, as well as upcoming data and automation capabilities designed to make artificial intelligence (AI) more open, cost effective, and flexible for businesses. During his opening keynote, CEO Arvind Krishna will share the company's plans to invest in, build and... Read More


SINGAPORE, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced a partnership with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) to establish the NP Built Environment Ecosystem (BEE) initiative, together with other industry partners. Through this programme, Johnson Controls will equip NP students with practical learning and experience in smart facilities management. Read More

Telrad Networks Introduces New Comprehensive Partner Program

LONDON, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Telrad Networks, a leading global provider of innovative wireless telecommunication solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its new comprehensive Partner Program. The Telrad Partner Program provides a unique opportunity for partners to represent the leading-edge portfolio of Telrad's future-proof BreezeAIR product line. These products offer end-to-end communication solutions for various verticals,... Read More

Proto Axiom Launches The Challenger Summit: Australia's Premier Biotech Pitch-Event with over $250,000 in Grant Financing

SYDNEY, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Proto Axiom, Australia's first true biotech incubator, is thrilled to announce the launch of The Challenger Summit. The Challenger Summit will provide a unique platform for researchers to showcase their innovative biotech solutions, competing for over $250,000 in unencumbered grant financing. This inaugural pitch-event is designed to bring together the brightest minds from Australian universities, research... Read More

ILJIN SNT Co., Ltd. Calls for Board Restructure at Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

SEOUL, South Korea, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Fellow Aurinia Shareholders, ILJIN SNT Co., Ltd. and its affiliates (collectively, "ILJIN") is a long-term holder of more than 5% of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Aurinia" or the "Company") and has been supportive of the Company's mission since 2010 when we invested in the predecessor company, Isotechnika. As one of the largest and longest-standing shareholders, we have had the privilege of... Read More

Datacolor® Announces Major Updates to Software Offerings, Plus New Software Maintenance Support Plan

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, has released significant software portfolio updates, including the integration of Colibri® support and enhancements to its color matching and quality control (QC) tools. "Since the acquisition of matchmycolor and its Colibri software solutions last May, our teams have worked tirelessly to align and enhance our state-of-the-art color... Read More

Amp Finalises Commercial Agreements for Cape Hardy Advanced Fuels Precinct

ADELAIDE, Australia, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Amp Energy ("Amp" or the "Company") announced today it has finalised all required commercial agreements for the development of the Cape Hardy Advanced Fuels Precinct – one of the leading green hydrogen, green ammonia and advanced fuel projects in Australia. The agreements, which were executed with Iron Road Ltd, include the purchase of a 630-hectare parcel of land at Cape Hardy as well as... Read More

Casio to Celebrate 50th Watch Anniversary Inspired by a New "Sky and Sea" Concept

TOKYO, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the release of five new "Sky and Sea" models spanning five of its watch brands — Casiotron, G-SHOCK, EDIFICE, PRO TREK, and BABY-G — to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Casio watches. The design theme features accent colors of blue and gold to evoke dazzling light illuminating the sky and sea.... Read More

Hillstone Networks is Named in Enterprise Firewall Landscape Report

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillstone Networks, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, has been included in the Forrester Enterprise Firewall Landscape, Q2 2024 report. The Forrester Landscape Reports offer an overview of a designated market with a snapshot of the selected vendors with the aim of providing insights to enterprises who are looking for a suitable solution for their business needs and IT environments. Read More