12th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) search for the finest real estate as market sentiment improves

SINGAPORE, May 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The Singapore edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, organised by Southeast Asia's leading property technology company, PropertyGuru (NYSE: PGRU), will return to the Lion City for its 2022 edition.

Prominent, senior real estate industry figures gather 12 May at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore for the leaders' luncheon celebrating the launch of the 2022 edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore)

Jules Kay, General Manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards & Events, delivers his opening remarks during the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) Leaders' Luncheon on 12 May at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

— Exclusive gala celebration to be held on 28 October 2022 at Shangri-La Singapore
— Entries and nominations are open to eligible companies and the public, respectively, until 19 August, with several new titles for local and transnational developers
— International audience can watch a live stream of awards presentation via AsiaPropertyAwards.com and digital platforms

The 12th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore), supported by Kohler and Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd., will be presented at an exclusive in-person gala event at the Shangri-La Singapore on Friday, 28 October 2022. Nominations and entries are being accepted online until 19 August: www.asiapropertyawards.com/en/nominations

The return of the black-tie gala celebration comes as property seekers in the city-state cope with shifts brought by the new normal and look to a better future, according to findings by the H1 2022 PropertyGuru Consumer Sentiment Study (CSS) (tinyurl.com/45mrax8k ).

The study recorded an uptick in the overall Sentiment Index (tinyurl.com/2p92v3c5) – a measure of current real estate satisfaction and overall climate, housing affordability, interest rates, perceived government efforts, and property prices by PropertyGuru.com.sg, Singapore's No. 1 property marketplace. This uptick was driven by Singaporeans' positive outlook on future property prices, more reasonable perception of home loan interest rates, and better-perceived government efforts to make housing more affordable.

Following last year's successful virtual gala event, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) this year have added new categories, honouring real estate companies with developments not only in the city-state but also those with projects abroad.

Key dates:

19 August 2022 – Entries Close
5-28 September 2022 – Site Inspections
29 September 2022 – Final Judging
28 October 2022 – Gala Event and Awards Ceremony in Singapore
9 December 2022 – Regional Grand Final Gala Event in Bangkok, Thailand

All-new award titles

Entries and nominees will be shortlisted across 81 categories. They include the all-new title of Best Transnational Developer, open to companies with developments outside Singapore, as well as Best Luxury Developer. Never-before-presented titles will also be given to eligible residential projects across the city-state: Best Premium Condo Development, Best Waterfront Condo Development, Best Lifestyle Development, Best Wellness Condo Development, and Best Nature-Integrated Condo Development.

Jules Kay, General Manager, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards & Events, said: "The number of quality developments, designs and development companies has grown every year and many of them have been instrumental in driving that growth. Singapore properties and developers always feature highly in the list of the Best in Asia. It's clear that as leaders in this field, they have set a standard in Singapore for others to follow. The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) look forward to recognising their achievements this year and in the years to come."

Dr. Tan Tee Khoon, Country Manager, PropertyGuru.com.sg, said: "Singaporean developers have kept the real estate industry dynamic even in these unprecedented times. I hope that these companies will continue their innovations and push forward their projects with world-class concepts and design across all asset segments, and that they will remain committed to sustainability, green building and ESG."

To launch the 2022 edition, PropertyGuru hosted a luncheon with local developers to celebrate the opening of the nominations and the new categories.

From the Awards in Singapore, main country winners will proceed to the 17th edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand where they will compete with peers for Best in Asia honours. At the 2021 edition of the Grand Final, companies from Singapore scored four regional wins, including the Best Hospitality Developer (Asia) title, which was presented to UOL Group Limited.

The 2022 gala event in Singapore will continue to reach consumers, investors and agents internationally by streaming live on AsiaPropertyAwards.com and digital platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards virtual gala series, which began streaming in 2020 and continued in 2021, has garnered around 1 million views to date across multiple channels.

The 12th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) programme is supported by gold sponsors Kohler and Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd.; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.sg; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official cable TV partner History Channel; official PR partner Artemis Associates; and official supervisor HLB.

For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

NOTE: Use of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) logo is limited to the publication of this article only.

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PropertyGuru's Asia Property Awards, established in 2005, are the region's most exclusive and prestigious real estate awards programme. The Asia Property Awards are recognised as the ultimate hallmark of excellence in the Asian property sector. Boasting an independent panel of industry experts and trusted supervisors, the Awards have an unparalleled reputation for being credible, ethical, fair and transparent.

In 2022, the Awards series is open to more than a dozen key property markets around the region. The exciting gala events welcome senior industry leaders and top media, as well as reach property agents and consumers via live streaming. Recognising excellence within each Asian market with a variety of categories, including green and sustainable development, each local awards programme will culminate in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which takes place after the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit during 'PropertyGuru Week' in December 2022.

For more information, please visit AsiaPropertyAwards.com

PropertyGuru Group is Southeast Asia's leading property technology company, and the preferred destination for over 52 million property seekers to find their dream home, every month. PropertyGuru and its group companies empower property seekers with more than 3.3 million real estate listings, in-depth insights, and solutions that enable them to make confident property decisions across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

PropertyGuru.com.sg was launched in 2007 and has helped to drive the Singapore property market online and has made property search transparent for the property seeker. Over the decade, the Group has grown into a high-growth technology company with a robust portfolio of leading property portals across its core markets company; award-winning mobile apps; a high-quality developer sales enablement platform, PropertyGuru FastKey ( www.propertygurugroup.com/fastkey/ ); mortgage marketplace PropertyGuru Finance ( www.propertyguru.com.sg/mortgage/home-loan ); and a host of other property offerings including Awards ( www.asiapropertyawards.com/en/ ), events and publications across Asia.

For more information, please visit www.PropertyGuruGroup.com;

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PhilSec 2022 Set to Discuss Strategies to Strengthen Philippines’ Cybersecurity

MANILA, May 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – With 74 million active internet users, the Philippines has been constantly battling a rich state of cybercrime. So much so that the National Bureau of Investigation's Cybercrime Division recorded a 200 percent increase in the phishing campaigns since the country went into lockdown in March 2020.

Taking heed from the situation, Tradepass has taken the initiative to host the 2nd edition PhilSec on 12-13 July 2022 in Manila. In a pursuit to bolster the country's cyber landscape, the mega scale cybersecurity summit now has Allan S Cabanlong, the author of National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 and Joey Fontiveros, the Deputy Commander/Commanding Officer-Army Signal Regiment as its Advisory Board Members.

In a statement issued, following the association announcement for the Advisory board, Allan S Cabanlong expressed, "PhilSec 2022 is one of a kind event that brings together cybersecurity experts around the globe to discuss pressing issues of cyber threats and cyber risks. I spoke and gave my insights in PhilSec 2021 which was held online and looking forward to a more collaborative engagement through a face-to-face conference this July in the Philippines! Kudos to the organizers."

"PhilSec 2022 will be an exciting one as this will be a big convention of knowledge exchange across industry practitioners who demonstrated excellence and commitment in their respective domains. This is also the time to hear about actual experiences that will enable the participants to apply in its work environment as a guide to better manage the challenges that come along," said Mel Migrino, Vice President and Group CISO, Meralco.

Leading organizations like Delinea, Okta, Recorded Future, CrowdStrike, CyberArk, Rubrik, BlueVoyant, Claroty, Synology and Tenable will lead the summit and showcase their thought leadership and cutting-edge solutions to 600+ cybersecurity experts including the Heads of Information Security, Risk, Compliance, Forensics and Cyber Law from the leading public and private enterprises across the Philippines.

The summit will power two knowledge-packed days filled with insightful presentations on the most pressing industry topics, deep dive panel discussions with the leading thought leaders, live showcase of the best cybersecurity solutions and abundant networking opportunities.

Some of the confirmed speakers for the summit include Allan S Cabanlong, Advisor & Former Assistant Secretary – Cybersecurity & Enabling Technologies, DICT; Lcol Francel Margareth Taborlupa, Battalion Commander – Philippine Army, Armed Forces of the Philippines; Mel Migrino, Vice President and Group CISO, Meralco; Angel Redoble, First Vice President, CISO, PLDT Group, ePLDT Group and Smart; Noel Cuestas, Chief – Audio, Video Forensic Section – Digital Forensic Unit, Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group; Marlon Sorongon, CISO, Maybank – Philippines and New York and many others.

Carrine Teoh, Chief Strategy Officer, Bond Holdings, is of the opinion, "Cybersecurity is a field where knowledge sharing and collaboration are key, while keeping abreast with technology. PhilSec2022 is a good platform to engagement for such purposes."

Some of the crucial topics from the summit include: 'Cyber Defense for Philippines' Critical Infrastructure', 'Breaking the Cyber Kill Chain', 'Addressing The Importance of DevSecOps', "Dark Web and Cryptocurrencies", "Digital Forensics", "Securing Application Layers With Effective WAF Gateway Technology" and many more.

Organizer and CEO of Tradepass, Sudhir Jena expressed, "PhilSec 2022 will bring together all the best names from Philippines" cybersecurity under one roof, thereby posing a networking opportunity like no other. Also, considering the heightened state of cybercrime in the country, the event platform will play a crucial role in encouraging collaboration between the public and private sectors."

For more information about the event, log on to: https://philsecsummit.com/

About Tradepass

Providing access to the global emerging markets, Tradepass brings together people, products and solutions to power events for unparalleled business and networking opportunities. Being the most accredited event company, it helps organizations: enter new markets, grow sales pipeline, close prospects, raise capital and identify the right solution-providers.

As a deal facilitator, Tradepass is always determined about exposing the most agile liquid growth markets, to enable all-round scalability and growth.

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TMT Offers Immersive Customer Experience with Latest Megastore in Pavilion Bukit Jalil

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Malaysia's largest technology retailer Thunder Match Technology Sdn. Bhd. (TMT) is happy to announce the opening of the fifth TMT Megastore at Pavilion Bukit Jalil, bringing a total number of 49 branches including flagship Megastores nationwide.

MR. LCK, Assistant Sales Director, Thunder Match Technology Sdn. Bhd.; MR. ADRIAN YU, Founder & Managing Director, Thunder Match Technology Sdn. Bhd.; DATO' JOYCE YAP, Chief Executive Officer of Retail, Kuala Lumpur Pavillion Sdn. Bhd. [L-R]

The Company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has grown from strength to strength ever since the first TMT retail store was opened in Plaza Imbi in 1997. TMT is now a network of offline retail and ecommerce platforms offering the latest technology gadgets with a one-stop solutions concept dedicated to providing consumers and shoppers an online to offline ("O2O") omni-channel consistent purchasing experience. The O2O omni-channel experience is a signature TMT experience.

The newly launched TMT Megastore located at Pavilion Bukit Jalil offers shoppers an exclusive retail experience with an extensive and wide range of quality technology products and gadgets. The Megastore also includes maintenance and repair services under one roof.

To commemorate the opening of the store, TMT is offering Grand Opening Star Buy from as low as RM1, Grand Opening deals with savings up to RM700 from 20-22 May and ongoing on-ground surprise events.

TMT also operates concept and experience stores for Acer, ASUS, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, OPPO, Samsung and Vivo. It is also an authorised Apple reseller and service provider.

Founder of TMT, Mr. Adrian Yu said, "This latest TMT Megastore opening continues our pursuit of connecting people to technology brands by supplying an extensive range of quality products to promote smarter living. At this location, we also have a special section with an extensive range of gaming product offerings catered to a growing gamer base. We are pleased to partner with Pavilion Bukit Jalil to bring another physical store experience to shoppers and providing the best retail and e-tail experience to meet all shoppers' technology needs."

"We prioritize efficiency, convenience and provide excellent shoppers experience as our employees undergo continuous training that enables us to have dedicated and knowledgeable teams in all our stores. This gives customers an immersive experience from purchasing to after-sales service as they increasingly adopt smarter living through the use of technology. Our people are there to help and to consult on what suits customer needs."

Dato' Joyce Yap, Chief Executive Officer of Retail, Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn, Bhd said, "The everyday digital lifestyle of consumers are evolving rapidly and Pavilion Bukit Jalil strives to continuously fulfil shoppers' needs by becoming a tech haven through having the latest and cutting-edge range of IT/tech-based products and solutions. We are thrilled to welcome TMT, one of the largest IT and tech retailers in Malaysia to Pavilion Bukit Jalil."

"We anticipate the increase in visitor footfall further with the opening of TMT's newest Megastore as visitors can now flock to Pavilion Bukit Jalil to shop for a wide selection of technology gadgets while enjoying the many other attractions the mall offers," added Dato' Joyce Yap.

TMT has been awarded "Best Sales", "Top Excellence Dealer", "Best Partner", "Best Performing Store", and "Highest Growth Store" awards from its brand partners among others.

Thunder Match Technology Sdn. Bhd.: https://www.tmt.my/

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BDO announces winners of the BDO ESG Awards 2022

HONG KONG, May 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – BDO, the world's fifth largest accountancy network, today announced and honoured the winners of the fourth BDO ESG Awards (the "Awards"). This competition is widely supported by listed enterprises and this year's winners were selected from a pool of 90 nominations, all of which showcased excellence in ESG reporting and disclosure. The awardees were chosen by a prestigious and professional panel of judges in recognition of the outstanding sustainability initiatives they have implemented. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's BDO ESG Awards Presentation Ceremony was held online, with stakeholders and the general public invited to witness the efforts and achievements of the winning companies in relation to ESG reporting over the past year.

The virtual BDO ESG Awards ceremony 2022 is held to pay tribute to businesses with strong ESG commitment and outstanding ESG efforts.

Clement Chan, Managing Director of Assurance, BDO in Hong Kong (left) and Johnson Kong, Managing Director of Non-Assurance, BDO in Hong Kong (right).

Ricky Cheng, Director and Head of Risk Advisory, BDO in Hong Kong.

In response to rapid global warming, companies should fulfil their corporate responsibilities and implement measures to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases generated from business activities, thus realising a long-term net zero emission business model. This year, the Theme Award adopts the theme of "Carbon Neutrality", and in 2021 BDO International launched the BDO Sustainability Movement, promising to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. All BDO offices are working together to fulfil this commitment and to avoid adverse impacts on the planet. BDO also aims to recognise companies that have achieved net zero emissions and have performed well in all aspects of carbon reduction (see the full list below).

Dr Carlye Tsui BBS MBE JP, Chairman of the Judging Panel of the "Best in Reporting Awards" and Chief Executive Officer of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, said, "ESG adoption is driven by board leadership, corporate culture and staff action together. ESG reporting serves to convey the company's values and contribution to the stakeholders. I am pleased with the entries of high standards and the awarded report of excellence. The awards project is once again laudable in promoting sustainability."

Dr William Yu, Chairman of the Judging Panel of the "Best in ESG Awards" and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of World Green Organisation, said, "As we know ESG is currently the spotlight of the market, it's good to see how award participants are addressing business precedents in their reports and preparing for TCFD frame work so as to address the primaries. Being a board member, I will encourage active participation as it is equally important. Overall, I'm delighted to see BDO continues the determination to bring a positive impact to the society.

Ms Karen Ho, Chairman of the Judging Panel of the "Theme Award" and Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong, said, "Thanks to BDO for organising this ESG "Theme Award" with focus on carbon neutrality. We are at a defining moment in the fight to tackle climate change, to limit warming to 1.5 degree Celsius and avoid the most catastrophic impacts for people and nature. The corporate sector has a central role to play by rapidly reducing your emissions in line with climate science. Companies must work with your supply chain, customers, investors, regulators and civil society to take decisive actions for sustainability."

Mr Clement Chan, MH JP, Managing Director of Assurance, BDO in Hong Kong, said, "The BDO ESG Awards has entered its fourth year. We aim to continue encouraging listed companies to raise their awareness of social responsibility and sustainable development initiatives. 2022 is a challenging year, with each company needing to find ways to reinvent itself to maintain operations as the epidemic rages on. We are pleased to see many old friends, as well as some new faces, participating in this year's Awards, demonstrating their continuous efforts and outstanding achievements in ESG. As this year's Awards has adopted the theme of "Carbon Neutrality", we are also happy to see many companies showcasing their efforts to achieve net zero emissions through carbon reduction, in addition to incorporating this goal into their long-term business model. BDO as part of the Net Zero Financial Service Providers Alliance, has committed to supporting the goal of global net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Mr Johnson Kong, Managing Director of Non-Assurance, BDO in Hong Kong, said, "We received nearly 90 nominations for this year's Awards. On behalf of BDO, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the judges, media partners and supporting organisations for making this year's Awards possible. I would also like to thank all participating companies. We are excited to witness their achievements and continuous growth in the area of ESG. Affected by the pandemic, we have shifted the award presentation ceremony to an online mode for two consecutive years. We look forward to meeting you next year to share the joy and witness the achievements of the winning companies together." Going forward, we at BDO will continue to offer support to Hong Kong listed companies, help them raise ESG standards and performance and in turn promote the overall development of ESG in Hong Kong."

Mr Ricky Cheng, Director and Head of Risk Advisory, BDO in Hong Kong, said, "As a keen advocate for continuous enhancements in ESG, we are delighted to see more and more listed companies committing to raising the quality of ESG practices and disclosure. With the increasing standard of ESG reporting and the outstanding performance of the participating companies, competition was intense for this year's 'ESG Report of the Year Awards', making it extremely difficult for the judges to select the winners. We would like to thank the judges who have applied their expertise and experience in the judging process to ensure the Awards are credible and representative. To capitalise on this trend, BDO will spare no efforts to increase ESG engagement, thereby further strengthening Hong Kong's leading position as an International Financial Centre."

BDO ESG Awards 2022 Winners (listed in alphabetical order)

Best in ESG – Large Cap
CLP Holdings Limited (002.HK)
New World Development Company Limited (017.HK)
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (003.HK)

Best in ESG – Mid Cap
COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (1199.HK)
Kerry Properties Limited (683.HK)
Xinyi Energy Holdings Limited (3868.HK)

Best in ESG – Small Cap
China Everbright Greentech Limited (1257.HK)
Miramar Hotel and Investment Company Limited (071.HK)
Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust (435.HK)

Best in ESG – GEM
Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited (8320.HK)
Roma Group Limited (8072.HK)

Best in Reporting – Large Cap
CLP Holdings Limited (002.HK)
Lenovo Group Limited (992.HK)
New World Development Company Limited (017.HK)

Best in Reporting – Mid Cap
China Everbright Environment Group Limited (257.HK)
China Power International Development Limited (2380.HK)
Kerry Properties Limited (683.HK)

Best in Reporting – Small Cap
China Everbright Greentech Limited (1257.HK)
Miramar Hotel and Investment Company Limited (071.HK)
Tai Hing Group Holdings Limited (6811.HK)

Best in Reporting – GEM
Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited (8320.HK)
Roma Group Limited (8072.HK)

ESG Report of the Year – Large Cap
CLP Holdings Limited (002.HK)

ESG Report of the Year – Mid Cap
Kerry Properties Limited (683.HK)

ESG Report of the Year – Small Cap
China Everbright Greentech Limited (1257.HK)

ESG Report of the Year – GEM
Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited (8320.HK)

Theme Award
CLP Holdings Limited (002.HK)

About BDO
BDO's global organisation extends across 164 countries and territories, with more than 95,000 professionals working out of over 1,700 offices – and they're towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. BDO was established in Hong Kong in 1981 and is committed to facilitating the growth of businesses by advising the people behind them. BDO in Hong Kong provides an extensive range of professional services including assurance services, business services and outsourcing, risk advisory services, specialist advisory services and tax services. For more details, visit www.bdo.com.hk.

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WealthSecrets Revolutionises Sports, Media, and Prediction Gaming with Its Maiden Product Bettico

New York, NY, May 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – WealthSecrets, operator of the world’s first blockchain social prediction gaming platform WS. Bettico, has launched its mobile application recently. This application brings the best-in-class online sports prediction gaming and social experience to all sports enthusiasts and allows users to exclusively access different winnable slips on the go in addition to other exciting features.

Sports lovers and betpreneurs globally can now download the Bettico app via Google Play, the company is working around the clock to finalise discussions with apple and plan to release the IOS version soon after talks are finalised.

With Bettico’s promise to deliver a “simpler and easier social prediction gaming platform”, bets can now be quickly and easily placed on different partner bookmarkers such as 22bet, 1xbet and Melbet, in no time by simply pasting winnable odd slips from your favourite Bettico oddster.

With the help of Bettico, prediction gaming gets easier. Adding chances of making money would also be amplified by using the mobile app as players get access to different slips shared by the experts worldwide.

Aims to be the hub for sports enthusiasts, bettors, bookmakers and crypto communities, the Bettico app features a wide array of functionalities and offers user-friendly-sports prediction gaming and social experiences.

Through the app, users would be able to interact with one another, engage in community unique competitions, join Fan pages, access different winnable bet slips, win through using these available odds among many others. Also integrated is a fun predict and win challenge oriented around sports, sports banter and campaigns not to mention unique features to make WSC stand out from the crowd.

To enhance Bettico as one of the must-have apps in the phone, WealthSecrets is working towards integrating unique features such as P2P prediction gaming, live game scores, live sport streams and create your own prediction gaming event shortly.

“Our app revolutionises the space. We plan to beautifully blend the world of crypto, mainstream sports, social media and prediction gaming. Whilst providing unique tools geared towards greater winning rates and increased personalisation of predictions,” the company officer said.

Through Bettico, fans of different teams partake in P2P prediction game and make money from the games of their passionate sports teams. “Prediction gaming will be fun, easier, increased win rates, main and passive income, good user base for bookmakers among others,” the company noted.

“We would love to be household names for the sport lover by the close of the year,” said WealthSecrets, who is eyeing to be a major platform for upcoming World Cup.

As part of its effort to cement its leading position, the company is working to be listed on a renowned and credible Centralized Exchange and will launch loyalty and referral program to grow user base to as much as half a million.

Bettico app will be available for download via Google Play via https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.betticos.mobile. For more information about the app user manual, public can visit the tutorial video by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdcrFlbb8yw.

About WealthSecrets (WSC)

WealthSecrets is a wealth creation Technological firm and operator of blockchains first social prediction gaming platform WS. Bettico. Since the organisations inception in 2016, it has hosted over multiple sports and prediction gaming competitions with over 230winners, Sports talk shows with good interactiveness, Discussions (Podcasts) with experts with different backgrounds (Tech, AI, VR etc). WSC has been fully audited by Techrate and Certik and is proven critical issue free and hacker resistant. The company’s market value has been steadily growing and hitting a high of $14 million. For more information, visit https://www.wealthsecrets.io/

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Retention Cloud Leader CleverTap Acquires Leanplum

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, May 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – CleverTap, the world's No.1 retention cloud, today announced it has signed definitive agreements to fully acquire San Francisco based Leanplum, a leading multi-channel customer engagement platform, for an undisclosed amount.

This acquisition will make CleverTap a truly global company with development centers and customer-facing and success teams across North America, Europe, Latin America, India, South East Asia and the Middle East. Combining the product stack of the two organizations, this acquisition will enhance CleverTap's capabilities and take its total customer base to over 1200 customers in more than 100 countries around the world. The deal is expected to close in Q2 of 2022.

Together CleverTap and Leanplum will work with digital brands to help increase their users' engagement, retention and lifetime value by making every user experience hyper-personalized, relevant and contextual at scale in real time. As more businesses become digital-first, brands need to serve their users with delightful moments where they are, when they want and on their preferred channel. CleverTap and Leanplum will now bring real-time hyper-personalization, A/B testing and increased scalability to its omnichannel engagement, analytics and segmentation product lines. As a result, growth and marketing teams globally will now be able to utilize the only end-to-end user engagement and retention cloud platform, enabling them to break down user communication silos and increase the overall lifetime value of each user.

"We are seeing a seismic shift in the marketing technology landscape," says Sunil Thomas, CleverTap Co-founder and Executive Chairman. "Users today demand to be treated as individuals, and this has forced brands to change how they engage with them. CleverTap and Leanplum have both purposely built for a mobile-centric omnichannel world." The acquisition, he says, combines platforms and teams to deliver the best behavior analytics, segmentation, and engagement tools that will enable digital brands to build valuable, long-term relationships with their users. "Our combined strength will be a game-changing force for user engagement, retention and monetization, creating tremendous value for our customers. I am very excited to welcome Leanplum to the CleverTap family."

"When we started Leanplum, our vision was to meet customers' real-time needs at the cutting edge of technology," says Momchil Kyurkchiev, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Leanplum. "We have succeeded in that, but as the market has matured, to fully meet the increasing demands put on brands today, we needed to bring in the best analytics, segmentation, and engagement tools, to help our customers build valuable, long-term relationships with their customers. This is why joining forces with CleverTap makes the most sense, and I am excited about the combined capabilities we will now bring to Leanplum customers worldwide."

"I am looking forward to the journey with Leanplum. This coming together with Leanplum marks a monumental moment across the marketing technology landscape," says Sidharth Malik, CleverTap Chief Executive Officer. "This bridges the gap created by multiple martech tools and customer data platforms and will meet the growing needs of user-obsessed digital brands in a much more efficient way. Our 'better together' vision is about integrating our cumulative strengths around people, process and technology to cement our position as the global leader in the user engagement and retention space. Joining forces allows us to bring advanced product and technology capabilities as brands strive to do live segmentation, anticipate user intentions and actions, automate and deploy real-time campaigns for the highest possible conversions, all from one single dashboard."

Image: Sunil Thomas, CleverTap Co-founder and Executive Chairman

About CleverTap

CleverTap is the modern, integrated, retention cloud that empowers digital consumer brands to increase customer retention and lifetime value. For brands that understand and value user retention, CleverTap drives context and individualization with the help of a unified and deep data layer, AI/ML-powered insights and automation. Customers worldwide representing over 10,000 apps, including Vodafone Idea, SonyLIV, Daimler, Gojek, Carousell, and Premier League, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long term revenue. Backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia India, Tiger Global Management, and Accel, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Mumbai, Singapore, and Dubai. For more information, visit clevertap.com or follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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NexBloc Adds .NEX and .ARTIST Decentralized Top-Level Domains to its Arsenal of Web 3.0 dDNS Offerings

NEW YORK, May 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – NexBloc today announced the creation of several new decentralized top-level domains (dTLD) including .NEX and .ARTIST. This adds to the expanding list of domains that are being developed on multiple blockchains and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) such as Polygon, XDC and Hedera. As well, buyers will now be able to use a credit or debit card in addition to the Coinbase Commerce platform currently used for taking payments.

NexBloc is developing infrastructure for the decentralized web with their decentralized domain naming system (dDNS) to make Web 3.0 a usable ecosystem of connected websites and applications. They use an omnichain approach by creating root domains on core blockchains and then interconnecting any DLT or blockchain for use of a consistent naming path.

The .NEX dTLD represents a cross-chain "nexus" of the decentralized internet and also represents the foundation of the Nex in NexBloc. Nexus means the connecting of spaces and the most important point. It is representative of the bridge between the ICANN centralized Web 2.0 world and the new Internet with decentralization as the future of personal data usage and control.

With .ARTIST, NexBloc is giving creators a way to claim a domain that fits their passion. Owners of .artist domains will be able to use them to create decentralized websites, authentication access to theme-based decentralized applications (dApps), and more.

"The future is about personalization and control," Dana Farbo, Founder and CEO of NexBloc stated. "We are building systems that interoperate between the old internet and the new to ensure that individuals are at the center of their digital lives, with full control and lifetime access to their data."

Account-holders on the NexBloc domain registration platform can reserve their domains of choice and begin to take advantage of an expanding array of services. Once purchased, there are no renewal fees, ever and NexBloc pays the gas fees for minting on most chains and distributed ledgers.

About NexBloc

NexBloc is building the next generation of the internet with decentralized DNS at the core. Digital entities tied to the decentralized web are the future of personal data protection and use.

With both a New York City based commercial operation and a British Virgin Islands token Foundation, NexBloc uses technology stacks to create custom deployments of dDNS systems.

They currently have over ten private blockchain top-level domains (dTLD) in various forms of deployment.

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Press or Partner inquiries please send to pr@nexbloc.com.

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HG Semiconductor Introduces New Strategic Investor

HONG KONG, May 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – HG Semiconductor Limited ("HG Semiconductor", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group"; stock code: 6908.HK) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new strategic investor, Wide Yield Investment Holding Limited ("Wide Yield Investment"), which supports the vision and expansion of the Group to building a world-class third-generation semiconductor industry chain platform.

Star Eagle Enterprises Limited disposed of 100,500,000 Shares (representing approximately 17.83% of the total issued shares of the Group) to Wide Yield Investment at the total consideration of HK$302,103,000. Upon completion, Wide Yield Investment and its ultimate beneficial owner has become a substantial shareholder of the Group.

The management of the Group is delighted to introduce Wide Yield Investment into HG Semiconductor as one of its major shareholders. The investment is a testament to the confidence of Wide Yield Investment in the Group's business strategies and prospects. Through strategic investor introduction, HG Semiconductor believes that its shareholding structure and financial position will be further strengthened, giving it a full play to develop and deepen its presence in gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor sector. The Group will continue to build on its existing strengths, accelerating growth in its GaN semiconductor business, striving to generate continuous and stable returns for its shareholders in the long run.

About HG Semiconductor Limited
HG Semiconductor Limited (6908.HK) is principally engaged in semiconductor product business in China, including the design, development, manufacturing, subcontracting services and sales of light-emitting diode ("LED") beads, new generation of semiconductor gallium nitride ("GaN") chips, GaN components and related application products, as well as fast charging products. Leveraging its industry expertise in LED manufacturing, the Group is dedicated to accelerating its research and development and expansion in the application of GaN related products, with an aim to become a leading semiconductor company with the integration of design, manufacturing and sales of semiconductor chips, as well as providing total solutions with higher efficiency and competitive system cost.

For more details, please visit www.hg-semiconductor.com

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Continuum Market, CaNectar and Brad Turner Present #NFTStreetFair

San Francisco, May 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Continuum Market, CaNectar and Brad Turner present #NFTStreetFair on May 28 to share our NFT economic explosions via vendor booths, two stages, digital innovation immersive experiences, IRL + Webinar livestream, and more than a metaverse. Meet the best in blockchain NFT economy at the City of Arts Costa Mesa in California, alongside investors and subject matter experts happy to share their knowledge.

Join us on Saturday, May 28, at 10:00 a.m. PST for the full day event. Friday night VIP cocktail party with gift bag, food and open bar deal flow networking access can be purchased at the link below. Throughout the event, we'll discuss what a Non-Fungible economy really means to American consumers as you're exposed to legendary educational material that is a gravitational gateway to the normal human starting to understand the Web3 space.

Download the NFT Street Fair App (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/canectar/id1605656726) today to begin networking with registered attendees, exhibitors, and investors. Upgrade your ticket for VIP experiences (bit.ly/39DhYWM), including our exclusive Title Sponsor Party Bus. Host 25 of your guests in the exclusive upstairs lounge and present your NFTs on three large monitors while you network with VIP NFT deal flow.

Multiple hands-on opportunities and perks await you as you're ushered through this plethora of artist ownership possibilities in a familiar street fair setting. Our Main Stage offers formal education and speaking appearances from some of the biggest names in the industry. Our Community Stage offers all our brands bandwidth to share their vision of the Web3 Future. Immersive experiences, Pitch Competitions, and amazing speakers compete with the array of vendor booth presentations. Come hungry, we'll offer Food Trucks and a few other edible surprises as we network, dance, and experience NFTs into the night.

Social Media giveaways and global audience broadcasting rewards can be won by following @NFTStreetFair, creating a content (pic/tweet/video), and tagging #NFTStreetFair @NFTStreetFair. We'll be sharing more things you can do to win prizes, airdrops, swag, discounts, metaverse, and more!

Apply to participate as Speaker in a panel or presentation, become an investor judge or company raising capital at our Pitch competition, exhibit at our vendor booths, sales funnels, marketing partners, and volunteers. VIP Dealflow, Accredited Investors, and Webinar registration purchase information can be found at bit.ly/39DhYWM. For customer service, please email brad.turner@completionfund.com.

See you at the NFT Street Fair on Saturday, May 28! Non-Fungible Tokens are all 1 of 1 unique snowflakes, and we can prove it! #BlockchainIsMyChoice for #NFTStreetFair.

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Second G20 DEWG focuses on digital connectivity for recovery

JAKARTA, May 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The Indonesian government has urged the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) to continue the discussion on digital connectivity.

Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G Plate, G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) Chair Mira Tayyiba (L), and G20 DEWG Alternate Chair Dedy Permadi (R), second DEWG meeting in Yogyakarta, 18 May. (ANTARA FOTO/MOHAMMAD AYUDHA)

"I believe we have all witnessed the importance of information and communication technology in helping people cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," Minister of Communication and Informatics, Johnny G. Plate, stated.

The DEWG is part of the Indonesian G20 Sherpa Track. The working group originated with the formation of the G20 Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) in 2017 during the German G20 presidency.

The working group was mandated to discuss the implementation of an interconnected, protected, and safe digital technology to develop an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable digital economy.

The second DEWG meeting, under Indonesia's G20 presidency, which is being held in Yogyakarta on May 17-19, 2022, discusses the issue of digital connectivity.

As the chair of the 2022 G20 Presidency, Indonesia has encouraged the 2022 G20 DEWG participants to discuss three priority issues: digital connectivity and post-COVID-19 recovery; digital skills and digital literacy; as well as cross-border data flow and trusted free data flow.

At the meeting, Minister Plate emphasized the importance of overcoming the digital divide by building digital connectivity or telecommunications infrastructure.

During the second DEWG meeting, he urged that the discussion focus on inclusiveness, empowerment, and sustainability for strengthening the global position and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The digital divide has remained an issue until now. According to data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in 2021, a total of 2.9 billion people across the world had never used the Internet.

Meanwhile, according to the World Bank data for Indonesia, 94 million adults could not access the Internet via mobile devices in 2019.

"The digital divide remains a challenge. Those who have access to fixed broadband Internet are even fewer," Plate pointed out.

The digital divide has become one of the reasons for the G20 DEWG forum to discuss the issue of digital connectivity.

The Ministry of Communication and Informatics, which is in charge of the DEWG, is seeking to address the digital divide by strengthening collaboration to drive massive construction of digital infrastructure between G20 member countries and the rest of the world.

Digital Connectivity

The discussion on connectivity has become more relevant in the wake of a global economic turmoil that has affected food, commodities, and energy availability as well as caused the inflation rate to soar.

"The discussion on digital connectivity becomes important at the second DEWG meeting because after the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy is greatly supported through the use of digital connections in solving various community problems as well as empowering the community itself," Minister Plate emphasized.

Plate further accentuated that the pandemic had shown the extent to which people are dependent on digital ecosystems in various public sectors, such as education, health and, of course, economic development.

Taking into account the importance of the digital connectivity issue, the priority issue of DEWG is discussed in five subtopics.

First, Plate said, DEWG discusses a common understanding of digital connectivity by placing the community as the main focus of the digital connectivity development efforts.

"This is what we mean by people-centric digital connectivity," he remarked.

The second subtopic of the digital connectivity discussion at the second DEWG meeting is digital security as a key enabler to support the business community.

The intensification of digital communications indirectly also raises new challenges in the form of various digital security risks that threaten the online safety of internet users, especially the increasingly digital economic actors.

Recognizing the importance of digital security in supporting the sustainability of digital businesses in the future, the DEWG decided to facilitate the collection of existing digital security and safety practices.

On the third subtopic, the Working Group agreed to establish a G20 Digital Innovation Network as a continuation of the G20 Innovation League hosted by the G20 Italian presidency last year.

Such a network aims to accommodate and support the collaboration of digital innovation actors around the world, such as start-ups, venture capitalists, corporations, and governments.

On the fourth subtopic, the G20 DEWG welcomes the implementation of the digital transformation expo that will showcase the achievements of G20 members regarding strategic policies and information on digital transformation.

"The Indonesian G20 presidency hopes that the concept of the event would be welcomed positively and enthusiastically by the holders of the next G20 presidency," Minister Plate stated.

On the fifth subtopic, the G20 DEWG supports the notion from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on the smart village and smart island initiative.

"Support for this idea shows Indonesia's commitment to taking advantage of the role of the G20 to solve various issues in the global community. DEWG encourages solidarity in the use of digital transformation, not only from G20 member countries but also non-member countries, especially small island developing states," he stated.

Minister Plate expressed gratitude for the smooth, proper, and focused implementation of the second DEWG meeting.

Plate also reminded all delegates and knowledge partners to join the third DEWG meeting that will be held in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, on July 20-21, 2022.

Written by: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga, Editor: Rahmad Nasution (c) ANTARA 2022

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