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Starbucks and Tencent Announce Strategic Partnership to Launch Social Gifting on WeChat in China
December 8, 2016

Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK: 00700), a leading provider of internet value-added services in China, today pioneered a strategic partnership to co-create a new social gifting feature on WeChat, China’s leading mobile social communications service, in early 2017.


This partnership positions Starbucks as the first retail brand to combine and bring a locally-relevant social gifting and digital payment experience to life on WeChat in China. Tapping into the 846 million global monthly active user accounts (as of the third quarter of 2016), the new integrated feature will seamlessly allow customers in China to instantly and conveniently gift Starbucks to a friend or loved one. Beginning today, Starbucks customers will also be able to use WeChat Pay to make purchases at close to 2,500 Starbucks stores across Mainland China.


“Starbucks and Tencent share similar values to enable greater human connections through our respective products"...


December 8, 2016

Following the voluntary administration process of Wynyard Group Limited of Auckland, New Zealand, Resolver finalizes the acquisition of Wynyard’s Risk Management suite of products. Resolver has greatly expanded its customer base and global reach with the acquisition of the Wynyard Risk Management (WRM), Kairos Risk Management and Methodware Enterprise Risk Assessor (ERA) applications. Over 150 customers using the WRM products will be provided continual support and long-term"...

December 8, 2016

South Africa to commemorate International Civil Aviation Day in Margate, KZN

The Department of Transport will host the country's first Aviation Youth Summit as a build up to the International Civil Aviation Day (ICAD) celebrations on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 at the Dube Trade Port in La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal.

The aim of the"...

December 8, 2016
International medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has entered into a partnership with Tecmed Africa, a leading provider of medical equipment and supplies in South Africa. Through this distribution agreement with Tecmed Africa, Sectra is able to offer the South African healthcare market imaging IT solutions supporting more efficient and patient-centered care.

“Healthcare in Africa is entering a phase of modernization. This partnership with Tecmed Africa enables Sectra to be part of that transformation and, based on our...

December 8, 2016
Popular Nigerian musical icon, award winning musician Dare Art Alade, will be hosting the unveiling of GS4 brand of cars made by China’s leading automaker GAC motors at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos on Monday. This is as Stephanie Linus, Kunle Afolayan and a host of other have indicated their interest to grace the premiere unveiling"...

December 8, 2016
Kilifi County is home to one of the most prestigious golf courses in Kenya. Yet, in its brief existence, the 18-hole Baobab Golf Course at Vipingo Ridge has attained what no other courses in Africa has. In October, the golf course attained the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) status. It is a first for Africa. A PGA status means that Vipingo is"...

December 8, 2016

The 6th meeting of the Algeria-European Union association meeting has begun Wednesday in Algiers, in the presence of Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa Affairs in the European External Action Service, Nick Westcott.

The meeting is devoted to the assessment of cooperation between Algeria and the European Union (EU), the evaluation of implementation of the sectoral support program"...