Alibaba Mobile Business Group Appoints Damon Xi as Head of UCWeb India, Indonesia

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Alibaba Mobile Business Group, part of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment, has announced the appointment of Damon Xi as Head of UCWeb India and Indonesia office. In his new role, Damon will be in charge of the UCWeb ecosystem along with content cooperation within India and Indonesia markets. Prior to this, Damon was General Manager of UCWeb India, leading strategic alliance and business development for the company in India.In a significant restructuring announced last month, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group elevated Jack Huang to President of Alibaba Mobile Business Group and Young Li as Head of International Business Department at Alibaba Mobile Business Group.

 

UCWeb’s flagship product UC Browser is the number one platform in India and Indonesia with over 50% market share, ahead of Google Chrome and Opera. UC Browser is also the sixth most downloaded application on Android platform in India and has crossed 100 million monthly active users.

 

India and Indonesia have become most important overseas markets for UCWeb. Over the last 6 years, UCWeb has transformed itself from being the largest mobile browser to a leading content distribution platform in India through the launch and integration of UC News. UC News is a big-data powered content distributor, serving as a one-stop destination for trending and curated news content. It has featured channels on general news, cricket, technology, entertainment, movies, lifestyle, health, and humour. UC News has crossed 100 Million Monthly Active Users (MAUs), rapidly growing in India & Indonesia market since its launch in June 2016.

 

In January, Alibaba announced a Rs. 2 billion investment to build UCWeb in India and Indonesia over the next two years, by tapping into the potential of user-generated content.  UCWeb’s strength in technology is helping UC News process millions of data request and content of massive origins everyday with the help of its 3 big data clusters set-up in India. The UC We-Media program where people get an opportunity to create, to write, share thoughts and engage with their followers on UC News is set to expand to 30,000 contributors by the end of 2017, producing over 10,000 pieces of content daily.

 

Alibaba Mobile Business Group is part of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment which reported a 271 per cent jump, year-on-year, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 with significant contributions from mobile internet services revenue from UCWeb businesses, including mobile search and news feeds, as well as apps and game publishing across China as well as key global markets like India and Indonesia.

 

 

About UCWeb

UCWeb Inc. (UCWeb), a business within Alibaba Mobile Business Group, is a leading provider of mobile internet software and services. Since the inception in 2004, UCWeb’s mission has been to provide better mobile internet experience to people around the world. The international product portfolio of UCWeb includes UC Browser (mobile browsing service), UC News (content distributor), 9Apps (Android app store), and UC Union (mobile traffic and monetization platform). UC Browser is one of the world’s top 3 mobile browsers (as per StatCounter). UC Browser has reached 420 million Monthly Active Users as of August 2016, while 9Apps has clocked over 250 million. Additional information about UCWeb and its products can be found atwww.ucweb.com.

UC News Celebrates Labour Day with ‘The Spirit of Work’ Campaign

 

 Raveena Tandon, Kiran Bedi, Divyanka Tripathi, Kamya Punjabi and Chef Vikas Khanna Share Their Success Stories on UC News

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Celebrating International Workers’ Day on May 1, UC News, a news and content aggregation platform from Alibaba Mobile Business Group, has kicked off its ‘The Spirit of Work’ campaign. UC News is inviting users and fans across the country to share their success stories, providing them a platform to say ‘Thank You’ to people who have worked hard and played a key role in making their life a success. The campaign, running on UC News from April 23-27, has already been a major success with multiple celebrities including Raveena Tandon, Chef Vikas Khanna, Kiran Bedi and TV personalities Divyanka Tripathi, along with Kamya Punjabi, sharing their heartfelt stories with everyone.

Expressing her gratitude, noted actor Raveena Tandon sent a special ‘Thank You’ to her driver and her make-up man. Raveena lost her makeup man Praveen Bhatte last year but continues to remember him on key occasions. Raveena’s driver is still with him and is like a family member to her.

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Thanking the farmers, caretakers, vendors, cooks and servers for their labour, Chef Vikas Khanna wrote, “Many invisible hands till, sow, water, nurture, care, harvest, treat, carry, transport, weight, pack, stock, sell and finally lovingly cook. I bow to them today and every day.

Thanking her mother, small screen actor Kamya Punjabi wrote, “My mother always told me to never give up in life…I would like to thank my parents and my destiny which has brought me here after so many hurdles.”

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Another one quick to thank her parents was Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor Divyanka Tripathi. She wrote, “My parents never forced their dreams on me… Thank You Mummy Papa.

How to participate in the campaign

Between 23th – 27th April anyone can share their stories and a Thank You note on mail in maximum 200 words along with two pictures at labordaygreetings@gmail.com/  labourdaythanku@gmail.com. Celebrities will pick the best stories which will get featured on UC News’ homepage, starting 28th April.

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About UCWeb

UCWeb Inc. (UCWeb), a business within Alibaba Mobile Business Group, is a leading provider of mobile internet software and services. Since the inception in 2004, UCWeb’s mission has been to provide better mobile internet experience to people around the world. The international product portfolio of UCWeb includes UC Browser (mobile browsing service), UC News (content distributor), 9Apps (Android app store), and UC Union (mobile traffic and monetization platform). UC Browser is one of the world’s top 3 mobile browsers (as per StatCounter). UC Browser has reached 420 million Monthly Active Users as of August 2016, while 9Apps has clocked over 250 million. Additional information about UCWeb and its products can be found at www.ucweb.com.

 

About UC News

UC News is a big-data powered content distributor, serving as a one-stop source of trending and curated news content covering all popular categories that Indian users can consume on the go, with 20+ featured channels including news, cricket, technology, entertainment, movies, lifestyle, health, humor, etc. UC News integrates trending content from social media and partners with traditional media, self-publishers and key opinion leaders for original content. UC News is now available in 3 languages including Hindi, Indonesian and English. UC News is major product of UCWeb Inc. – a business within Alibaba Mobile Business Group. UCWeb’s flagship product UC Browser now integrated with news feeds from UC News, is the No.1 mobile browser in India according to StatCounter.

 

HTC launches U Play U Series of smartphones that are all about U

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HTC Corporation, a leading innovator in mobile and virtual reality technology, today unveiled the HTC U Play smart phone in the Indian market. The smartphone is attractively priced at Rs.39,990 (MOP) that is brilliant, unique, sophisticated and a reflection of everything that is beautiful. The smartphones comes with beautifully 3D contoured, liquid surface, adaptive HTC U sonic technology for personalized hearing and a unique combination of Mega Pixel and Ultra Pixel camera technology on the front to provide vivid light, color and detail.

The HTC U Play come with a one-year insurance that covers liquid damage and any physical damage to the phones. The customers also have an option to avail 10 % cash back on the MOP value of both the phones using Standard Chartered Debit and Credit Card. This offer is valid till 31st May ’17.The phone will be available from mid-March ’17 respectively

HTC U Play comes in with a 64 GB memory variant with a 5.2” perfectly symmetric thin design takes brilliant selfies with 16 MP main camera and 16 MP and Ultra PixelTM front camera. The phone is available in Iceberg White, Indigo Blue, Black Oil and Cosmic Pink Gold colours in the India market. It also has HTC U Sonic which analyses your inner ears with sonic pulse, and then adapts audio to you. With new UI, HTC Sense Companion which comes with voice recognition built-in. Hence, it’s able to respond to your voice. Just say the word to navigate your phone, take or reject incoming calls, snooze or dismiss an alarm, send messages and even begin hands-free navigation.

Notes to editors:
Insurance coverage value is equivalent only to the MOP value of the phone.
Inbox accessories may vary from country to country. Please check with an authorized retailer or operator for availability. HTC USonic compatible with USB-C connection only.
HTC Sense Companion retrieves information from third party websites and databases. HTC is not responsible for the accuracy of such third party content.

About HTC
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC One and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). http://www.htc.com
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HTC, HTC One and the HTC logo are the trademarks of HTC Corporation. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
For more information, please see htc.com.

HTC launches U Ultra U Series of smartphones that are all about U

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HTC Corporation, a leading innovator in mobile and virtual reality technology, today unveiled the HTC U Ultra in the Indian market. The phone is attractively priced at Rs. 59,990 (MOP) that is brilliant,unique, sophisticated and a reflection of everything that is beautiful. The smartphone comes with beautifully 3D contoured, liquid surface, adaptive HTC U sonic technology for personalized hearing and a unique combination of MegaPixel and UltraPixel camera technology on the front to provide vivid light, color and detail.

The HTC U Ultra come with a one-year insurance1that covers liquid damage and any physical damage to the phones. The customers also have an option to avail 10% cashback on the MOP value of both the phonesusing Standard Chartered Debit or Credit Card. This offer is valid from 6th March ’17 – 31st May ’17.The phone will be available from 6th March ’17.

The HTC U Ultra comes equipped with the dual display, HTC Sense Companion2, U Sonic3and Voice recognition. The device has BoomSoundTMHi-Fi edition speakers and camera with 16MP and UltraPixelTM in the front and 12MP UltraPixel4main camera to deliver less blur, faster focus, better photos at night. HTC U Ultra comes in with a 64GB memory variant. The HTC U Ultra is available in three colors, which include Brilliant Black; Cosmetic Pink and Sapphire Blue.

Notes to editors:
1Insurance coverage value is equivalent only to the MOP value of the phone
2 HTC Sense Companion retrieves information from third party websites and databases. HTC is not responsible for the accuracy of such third-party content.
3 Inbox accessories may vary from country to country. Please check with an authorized retailer or operator for availability. HTC USonic compatible with USB-C connection only.
4 UltraPixel mode is four times more sensitive to light than standard mode.

About HTC
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC One and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). http://www.htc.com

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HTC, HTC One and the HTC logo are the trademarks of HTC Corporation. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
For more information, please see htc.com