Sunday, September 25, 2022

VPS Healthcare eyes expansion and investments in education & research

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Abu Dhabi-based VPS Healthcare, a UAE healthcare group, is preparing to expand boldly into new global markets, introducing the same personalised care and expertise to patients that has elevated healthcare in the UAE, the company announced ahead of the World Government Summit that took place at Dubai Exhibition Centre at Dubai Expo between March 28-30.

Animoca Brands buys Be Media to spearhead NFT & metaverse projects

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Animoca Brands, a firm advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, announced it has completed the acquisition of Australian digital marketing agency Be Media to focus on key opportunities in Australia centered around NFTs and blockchain development. Be Media was founded in 2013 and has established itself as a premium player in the Web 2.0 space focusing on digital strategy, search, and social advertising. The firm has offices in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne, and high-profile clients including Audi, Harley Davidson, and Finbar.

Trellix Report finds a rise in threats targeting critical infrastructure

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Trellix, the cybersecurity firm delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), released its Threat Labs Report: April 2022, auditing cybercriminal behaviour in the last six months. Key findings from the report include individual consumers being the No. 1 target of cybercriminals, closely followed by the healthcare vertical. Additionally, the transportation, shipping, manufacturing and information tech industries showed a sharp increase in threats.

Fashinza raises $100m to create sustainable supply chain for fashion

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Fashinza, the AI-driven B2B marketplace and real-time global supply chain platform for fashion brands and retailers, announced a Series B funding round totaling $100M USD. The funding round is led by Prosus Ventures (formerly known as Naspers Ventures) and Westbridge along with participation from existing investors Accel, Elevation, and ADQ.

Coventry University director appointed to influential European business role

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Coventry University’s Director of Innovation has been appointed as the UK’s representative at the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN), an influential business support and networking firm. Paul Fairburn will join the EBN Board, whose members support over 26,000 start-up businesses. Coventry University has a long-standing relationship with EBN.

The media market showing great signs of recovery post COVID-19

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Arthur D. Little (ADL) has published its 2022 flagship report on the global media market. It focuses on how media, sports, and entertainment firms should respond to the post-COVID world, by both capitalizing on existing opportunities and transforming their business to remain attractive. The report identifies the key themes that are shaping this new era of media.

QualityKiosk-BrowserStack cohort extends to the US, EMEA and APAC

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QualityKiosk Technologies, an independent quality assurance service providers, announced that it is extending its partnership with BrowserStack, a cloud-based testing platform enabling on-demand, cross-browser and cross-device testing, into the regions of US, EMEA and APAC.

Expereo makes two executive hires to further drive global market expansion

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Expereo, a provider of managed Internet, Cloud Access Optimization, SASE, and SD-WAN solutions, announced the appointments of Daniel Beevers as Managing Director EMEA and Eric Wong as Regional Director APAC as the firm accelerates its growth, scaling its leadership in support of global customer base. Beevers and Wong will lead and grow enterprise business, while driving exceptional customer experience (CX), within their respective geographies.

Tuotuo Digital raises tens of millions of Yuan in latest round of financing

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Tuotuo Digital, a cross-border fintech, has completed a new round financing of tens of millions of CNY, which was invested by Dewu Capital. Proceeds from this funding round will be mainly used to accelerate the building of its capacity on cross-border B2B payment risk control and develop its underlying tech to further serve the payment and financial technology needs of cross-border transactions of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

Board International appoints Mandy Jeffery as its Chief People Officer

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Board International, the global company for Intelligent Planning for leading enterprises worldwide, announced the appointment of Mandy Jeffery as Chief People Officer. Mandy Jeffery is the former Vice President of People at Workday, a SaaS leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, where she played a key role in helping the organization scale and grow across EMEA and APJ. During Mandy’s 8 years with the company, Workday grew from 2,500 employees to over 15,000 and substantially increased its geographical footprint, receiving several employer-of-choice awards along the way.