One Horizon Group, declared that its Chinese retail VoIP service, brand named Aishuo, now supports all of the major Chinese mobile payment platforms counting China UnionPay, Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s Wechat Wallet to support a range of premium Aishuo app services.
The Aishuo rollout to Chinese smartphone users commenced in late February 2015 and has recently surpassed 3.5 million downloads. The Company is seeking to acquire 15 million new subscribers on its mobile VoIP service over a two-year period with a view to leveraging this noteworthy user base to achieve industry average revenues per user (ARPU) for similar social media, mobile advertising and mobile VoIP apps.
The app now supports all of the major Chinese mobile payment platforms counting China UnionPay, Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s Wechat Wallet giving users the option to purchase Aishuo credit which allows them to quickly subscribe to a range of premium Aishuo app services. These services presently comprise One Horizon’s industry leading proprietary optimized-for-mobile VoIP calling solution with competitive per minute call-rates as low as ¥0.15/min, and the Virtual SIM number rental service, which provides a local Chinese number for friends and family to call without the need for an expensive mobile plan — ideal for students and overseas travelers wishing to avoid incoming roaming fees. Aishuo is accessible in over 25 smartphone App stores counting Baidu’s 91.com and Baidu.com, the Tencent App store MyApp.com, 360 Qihoo store 360.cn and the hugely exciting newcomer Xiaomi on mi.com
One Horizon Group, Inc., through its auxiliaries, develops and licenses software solutions to telecommunications operators in Europe, Asia, the Russian Federation, and the United States. The company develops Horizon platform, a bandwidth-efficient voice over Internet protocol platform for smart phones and tablets; and provides optimized data applications, counting multi-media messaging and mobile advertising.
Shares of Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ), inclined 0.82% to $40.47, during its last trading session.
Mondelez International, published its Call For Well-being 2014 Progress Report. The report details how the world’s leading snacking company exceeded many key environmental aims and took noteworthy steps forward to meet its remaining global well-being targets by 2020.
Launched in 2013, the company’s Call For Well-being is focused on four areas that are critical to the well-being of the world and where Mondelez International can make the greatest impact: sustainability, mindful snacking, safety and community. Over the last year, the company has scaled its agricultural commodity sourcing programs, reduced its environmental footprint, raised portion control options to assist consumers snack mindfully and united community partners, suppliers and employees to assist drive positive change locally and globally.
Following are key highlights of the company’s progress toward achieving its aims:
- Exceeded aim to reduce manufacturing waste by 15 percent by 2015. Through 2014, there was a 57 percent reduction – four times the original aim.
- Achieved aim to reduce greenhouse gases by 15 percent in manufacturing – a year ahead of plan.
- Eliminated 89 million pounds of packaging – nearly doubling the original target of 50 million pounds by the end of 2015.
- Met aim of having 100 percent of palm oil be RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) – two years ahead of commitment. At end of 2014, 70 percent of the palm oil Mondelez International sourced was traceable back to the mill.
- On target to sustainably source key commodities. At the end of 2014, 12 percent of cocoa, 61 percent of coffee and 60 percent of our Western European biscuits were sustainably sourced.
- More improvement is needed to reach aims of reducing water and energy use in manufacturing by 15 percent by end of 2015. At end of 2014, incoming water usage reduced by 10 percent per tonne of product; manufacturing sites worldwide reduced energy per tonne by 7 percent.
Mondelez International, Inc., through its auxiliaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. The company offers biscuits, counting cookies, crackers, and salted snacks; chocolates, and gums and candies; powdered beverages and coffee; and cheese and grocery products.
At the end of Thursday’s trade, Shares of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), lost -1.13% to $21.94.
On the eve of the 2015 UEFA Europa League Final between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla FC at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, Global Partner of the UEFA Europa League, The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, and the Western Union Foundation, declared that their PASS initiative has reached its aim of one million passes to support better education for children globally.
Launched in September 2012, the PASS initiative has turned every successful pass made during the Group and Knock Out Stages of the 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 UEFA Europa League into funding that supports secondary education for young people in key markets. With the aim of supporting the delivery of one million days of education by the end of 2015, Western Union committed to a $1.8 million, three-year grant through the Western Union Foundation to support UNICEF’s secondary education programs for youth in 10 countries.
The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations.
Finally, Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH), ended its last trade with -0.48% loss, and closed at $35.19.
Coach, declared that Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer, presented at the Bernstein Planned Decisions Conference in New York City on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Coach, Inc. provides luxury accessories and lifestyle collections for women and men in the United States and internationally. It offers handbags, money pieces, wristlets, rings, charms, and cosmetic cases for women; and business cases, computer bags, messenger-style bags, totes, wallets, card cases, and belts, in addition to time administration and electronic accessories for men.
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