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Perfect World Completes 2014 ChinaJoy Successfully

BEIJING, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The 12th ChinaJoy was held in Shanghai New International Expo Center from July 31 to August 3. Preeminent game developers, leading media organizations and a large number of players came from the four corners of the globe to gather at the four-day game event.

As one of the major exhibitors at previous ChinaJoy exhibitions, Perfect World shared dozens of selected games with players under the theme of “HiFuture!”. The games included the super popular user-end games DOTA2 and Legend of the Condor Heroes ZERO, the mobile games Return of the Condor Heroes and Forsaken World, the web game God of Destruction of Ice and Fire and the console gameNeverwinter Online, providing players worldwide with an unmatchable fun experience.

CEO Xiao Hong takes a photo with the robot while attending the opening ceremony of 2014 ChinaJoy
CEO Xiao Hong takes a photo with the robot while attending the opening ceremony of 2014 ChinaJoy

While attending this year’s Chinajoy, Perfect World CEO Xiao Hong said that the game sector will converge with several other sectors including education, healthcare, cinema, television and finance in the future. Attitudes towards games will evolve as the games come to represent a healthy outlook on life.

This year, the Perfect World “HiFuture!” theme focused on building a new exhibition hall with a futuristic concept, installing many devices with pioneering technologies. In addition, the game developer incorporated its classic game elements into the hall, in a move to provide players with a new entertainment experience. 

A number of settings within the exhibition area provide novel experiences for visitors, including the panoramic game slideshow, fogscreen projection and dancing robots.

Perfect World also built an area that included an interesting backdrop simulating the scenes in several popular games for the taking of group photos and a game equipment interactive zone for players. In addition, additional settings include themed walls for picture-taking, a ten-year retrospective mural and a rotating handprint will, all of which are highly popular with visitors.

Perfect World Welcomes Numerous Players
Perfect World Welcomes Numerous Players

With the addition of several new and long awaited games, the experience zone became the most popular gathering place in the entire N3 hall. During the four-day exhibition, the demonstration exhibition zone was the place where players from around the world wanted to be as it fulfilled the expectations of what players wanted in the new games. Games on offer in the zone were a testament to the endless enthusiasm that players have for the games, with no boundaries to a wide range of players who seek to partake of a new entertainment experience.

Between July 31 and August 3, Perfect World exhibited several new sophisticated games and peripheral products while delivering a new entertainment experience to visitors. To meet the expectations of players from around the world, the company will remain committed to its global best quality strategy and to a more exciting entertainment experience as it moves the gaming experience into new sectors, driving the convergence of traditional and gaming industries and offering an entertainment experience that is accessible to each and all, no matter where they are located in the world.

MySQUAR Launches Free Mobile Messaging App for Myanmar

MyChat Beta Launches Wednesday, August 27

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, MySQUAR announced the beta launch of MyChat, a free mobile messaging app built solely for Myanmar. Available on Android devices, MyChat is completely tailored for the Myanmar market with localized language, authentic look and feel as well as emoticons and sticker sets. The customized experience connects users to existing friends while also introducing them to new ones through the innovative “Look Around” feature.

MyChat welcome screen, MyChat Myanmar stickers, MyChat message

MyChat welcome screen, MyChat Myanmar stickers, MyChat message

“MySQUAR’s chief mission is to connect Myanmar youth with experiences built just for them,” says Linda Lim, CEO of MySQUAR. “With MyChat, our goal is to provide a completely tailored messaging app optimized for the Myanmar market so youth can connect with their friends and find new ones easily.”

Completely Customized Experience

MyChat is built solely for Myanmar. With full profile options, users can upload a photo, set a status and create a display name to express their best selves. The app will be fast and efficient with performance optimized for Myanmar, allowing users to chat with friends and find new ones without delay.*

Myanmar Character Sticker and Emoticons Sets

Myanmar youth can now express themselves creatively with the help of iconic Myanmar character and toy stickers such as Pho Wa Yoke, Pho Thar Htoo or favorite friends U Shwe Yoe & Daw Moe. These customized sticker sets will keep conversations creative and colorful, with new stickers and emoticons being added on a continual basis.

Authentic Look and Feel

Designed with Myanmar in mind, the vibrant and colorful user interface pays homage to the culture of the “Golden Land” and the fully localized language allows users to express themselves in Myanmar language.

Innovative Friend Finder Technology

The innovative MyChat “Look Around” feature allows users to find and connect with new friends in the area. MyChat will highlight up to 100 potential new friends, ranked by proximity, allowing users to meet people both locally or abroad if traveling.

More To Come

This is just a sneak peak of what’s to come in MyChat. Stay tuned for more news including new sticker sets, features, sharing capabilities and more. To learn more about MyChat now visit mysquar.com.

*The app relies on public network infrastructure; performance can be impacted by network quality (3G and Wifi).

ABOUT MYSQUAR

MySQUAR is the first local-language content platform created to enrich the lives of Myanmar youth, through deep, accessible and rich online experiences. Our mission is to inspire creativity, entertainment and a better standard of living in Myanmar by offering world class consumer technology solutions that connect Myanmar youth with local businesses, products and each other. Guided by a seasoned leadership team with experience developing global communities through social media, gaming and eCommerce technologies, MySQUAR is forging new ground in Myanmar. MySQUAR operates out of Yangon, Myanmar and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For more information, visit us at mysquar.com.

For more information about MySQUAR or MyChat, please contact pr@mysquar.com

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NetDragon Websoft Inc. to Report 2014 Interim Financial Results on August 22, 2014

HONG KONG, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NetDragon Websoft Inc. (“NetDragon”; Stock Code: 777), a leading developer and operator of online games and mobile Internet platforms in China, today announced that it will report its 2014 interim financial results on Friday, August 22, 2014, after the close of Hong Kong stock market. Following release of the results announcement, NetDragon’s management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results at 8:00 PM on August 22, 2014 Hong Kong Time.

Details of the live conference call are as follows:

Time: 8:00 PM Beijing / Hong Kong Time / 8:00 AM Eastern Time, August 22, 2014

International Toll

65-6723-9381

US Toll Free

1-866-519-4004

Hong Kong Toll Free

800-930346

China Toll Free (for fixed line users)

800-8190-121

China Toll Free (for mobile users)

400-6208-038

Passcode

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A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of NetDragon’s website at http://ir.netdragon.com/investor/ir_events.shtml. Participants in the live webcast should visit the aforementioned website 10 minutes prior to the call, then click on the icon for “2014 Interim Results Conference Call” and follow the registration instructions.

About NetDragon

NetDragon Websoft Inc. (HKSE: 0777) is a leading innovator and creative force in China’s mobile internet industries. Established in 1999, we are a vertically integrated, cutting-edge R&D powerhouse with a series of successful track record including building the No. 1 Chinese online gaming portal – 17173.com, being a pioneer in MMORPGs with our renowned self-developed flagship games such as Eudemons Online and Conquer Online gaining huge popularity amongst players, and creating China’s most influential and most popular smartphone app store platforms under the 91 Wireless business unit, before disposing the business to Baidu in 2013 in a landmark transaction which to date is the largest internet M&A transaction in China. In addition, we are China’s pioneer in overseas expansion, directly operating game titles in a broad number of countries since 2003 and in over 10 languages internationally. In recent years, we are also becoming a major player in the online and mobile education segment with the vision to leverage our mobile internet technologies and know-how to make learning more fun, motivational and effective compared to the traditional classroom learning model.

For investor enquiries, please contact:

NetDragon Websoft Inc.
Ms. Maggie Zhou
Senior Director of Investor Relations
Tel.: +86 591 8754 3120
Email: maggie@nd.com.cn; ndir@nd.com.cn
Website: www.nd.com.cn/ir

reQall Aims to Make Driving Safer With InCar Intelligent Messaging Assistant; Keeps You In Touch and Your Hands on the Wheel

— reqallable InCar App for Android Manages Email and Text; Delivers Important Messages While Driving

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — reQall (www.reqall.com), the award-winning developer of proactive intelligent assistant technologies, today introduces reqallable InCar (beta), the first context-aware app to intuitively decrease phone-related text and email distractions while driving. The new app works by detecting a user’s Bluetooth connection and launching the phone into reqallable InCar mode, which prompts the handset to acknowledge notifications only from priority contacts, highlight and read aloud critical details within incoming emails and texts, and enable voice activated replies for safer, smarter in-car phone use.

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“reqallable InCar is an intelligent assistant built from the ground up to transform messaging for drivers by helping your Android phone understand when it should—and should not—interrupt you,” said Rao Machiraju, co-founder and CEO of reQall. “The app calibrates the phone to work as if purpose-built for driving: screening contacts, highlighting key message details for clear, explicit communication, and leveraging Bluetooth audio for hands-free and car-smart message commands and replies.”  

Available for Android, reqallable InCar hooks into the phone’s contacts, calendar and user’s home and work locations to contextually assign “priority” status to incoming messages. When a Bluetooth connection is detected, reqallable InCar launches and quickly identifies whether a message is VIP status – like from a spouse or colleague at work – while less critical emails and texts are held back until you have reached your destination, or the Bluetooth connection ends.

For texts or emails messages deemed a priority, reqallable InCar distills the content to present only the most salient details, delivering requests and action items via audio. Users can reply to messages by voice, with responses “read” back to the driver to insure accuracy. Users can also listen, and respond to, awaiting messages and reach out to VIP contacts with the quick touch of a single button.

A new industry report by Parks Associates[1] revealed that connected car features are rapidly gaining consumer acceptance. Over 75% of U.S. vehicle owners with at least one connected car feature indicate these services will influence their next vehicle purchase, and over 50% rated connected services as “very important” in guiding their new vehicle purchase, according to Connected Cars: Revenue Opportunities.

“Digital distractions present a real road safety issue, which will only increase as technology provides new ways to communicate while we drive,” added Sandy Pentland, Professor, MIT Medialab and reQall’s Strategic Product Advisor. “Reqallable InCar ushers in a new era of context-sensitive, intelligent messaging for the car—one that uses your personal smartphone to keep distractions to a minimum, no matter what car you’re in. Only messages that are important and contain actionable content merit attention surface, and drivers can respond by voice—to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.”

reqallable InCar comes on the heels of Google Glass and smartwatch app launches by reQall, which introduced reqallable’s virtual assistant technology for Google Glass in June, the Toq smartwatch in May, the Pebble smartwatch in March, the Samsung Gear in February and the Sony Smartwatch in January. New reQall apps for other devices and environments will be released in the coming months.

reqallable InCar beta can be downloaded for free from Google Play. More information can be found at www.reqallable.com.

About reQall
Recognized as one of the top 25 ideas from MIT Labs over the past 25 years, reQall is the award-winning developer of context-aware, proactive and intelligent assistant applications for wearable and mobile devices. reQall is a venture-backed company based in NASA’s Silicon Valley research park.

[1] Connected Car: Revenue Opportunities features research and analysis on market trends, big data analytics, UBI, emergency assistance, stolen vehicle recovery, location-based services, infotainment, Wi-Fi hotspots, and safe-driving technologies, The report is available for sale at www.parksassociates.com