China quick review : Pactera & VanceInfo, Angry Birds & mobile marketing, Peninsula & Intelity, Evernote & Tencent

By November 12, 2012
Atelier Shanghai

Pactera Technology merges with VanceInfo Technologies / Rovio and Madhouse announce partnership in mobile marketing / Peninsula and Intelity announce an evolution of interactivity / Evernote Launches Mobile Integration With Tencent's ONE Browser

Pactera Technology and VanceInfo Technologies announce completion of merger

Effective as of today, the name of the combined company is "Wensi Haihui Jishu Youxian Gongsi" in Chinese Pinyin and "Pactera Technology International Ltd." in English. Pactera will be listed on the NASDAQ. Trading of VanceInfo ADSs on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "VIT" will be suspended beginning on November 12, 2012. Pactera Technology International, formerly HiSoft Technology International is a global consulting and technology services provider strategically headquartered in China. Pactera provides business and IT consulting, solutions, and outsourcing services to multinational firms through a network of onsite and offsite delivery locations in China, the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. VanceInfo Technologies is an IT service provider and one of the leading offshore software development companies in China. The company ranked number one among Chinese offshore software development service providers for the North American and European markets as measured by 2011 revenues, according to IDC.

Rovio and Madhouse announce strategic partnership in mobile marketing for china.

Rovio choose Madhouse as Rovio's strategic partner in mobile marketing, to explore advertising business for Angry Birds Star Wars in China. Founded 2006 in Shanghai, Madhouse is a one-stop mobile marketing services partner. They propose SmartMad, a mobile ad network and OptiMad, a mobile demand-side optimization services. The company has over 200 employees in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, and has offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore India. Rovio Entertainment is an entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of Angry Birds characters franchise.

Peninsula and Intelity announce an evolution of interactivity

The Peninsula Hotels, Asia's oldest hotel brand, and Intelity, creator of an hotel guest management solution, announced an advance in guestroom service technology. The new system successfully combines many hotel technologies into a simpler, faster and more direct guest service on guestroom touch screen tablets. The blended solution presents hotel services on guestroom touch panels, allowing guests to peruse hotel services, speak to hotel staff and make requests without delay and without using the telephone. In addition to services previously available, the new system features TV and radio controls and full room controls, as well as instant and live connection to hotel staff members – all from the tablet. Tablets are pre-set in one of five languages – English, French, traditional and simplified Chinese, and Japanese – with more under development, enabling the entire room to be programmed to the guest's preferred language. The Peninsula Hong Kong is the first Peninsula hotel in the world to serve guests with the new Intelity system developed solely for the Peninsula Hotels.

Evernote launches mobile integration with tencent's ONE browser

Evernote and Tencent today announced an integration of the Evernote application with Tencent's ONE Browser for Android mobile users in India and across the region. ONE Browser is a compact browser for mobile devices with approximately 40 million downloads worldwide. Evernote is an application that allows users to remember all aspects of their lives by creating notes, snapping images, recording audio, saving files and having everything synchronize across all devices and platforms, including phones, tablets and computers. There are more than 40 million Evernote users worldwide, with more than 650,000 users in India. ONE Browser is a fast mobile browser that aims to provide the smartest Internet browsing experience. Designed by Tencent to serve global emerging markets where mobile user growth is increasing rapidly and 3G connections are becoming popular, ONE Browser's advance compression technology cuts download times and can reduce data costs by up to 85 percent. ONE Browser with Evernote integration is available for download on Google Play. The integration of Evernote with ONE Browser for Android allows mobile users to clip a webpage directly to their Evernote account with just one click. All information collected and saved via mobile phones is synchronized across other devices using Evernote, giving users access to their data, anytime, anyplace.

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