Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Computing
Conference & Expo
November 2-4, 2009 NYC
Register Today and SAVE !..

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
SYS-CON.TV
VAPR Planning to Enter the Asian Market, Beginning in Macau

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- VaporBrands International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VAPR) ("VAPR") is planning to introduce Vapor Brand Domestic's ("VBD's") personal electronic vaporizing units ("PEVUs") into the Asian market initially targeting Macau. VAPR hopes to unseat the market dominance of combustible tobacco products in China's Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Macau. China is the world's largest producer and consumer of combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes.

"We feel the now is the time to penetrate the Asian market with Macau as the logical entry point, in part due to its dominant Casino industry and upscale clientele. Macau is a manageably sized territory, with a population that totals just over half a million people and which reflects a demographic which we expect will serve as a litmus test for the greater Chinese market."

Mr. Torres added, "We are very excited to bring PEVUs such as VBD's VAMP™ and Junkanoo™ brands of electronic cigarettes and electronic cigars to consumers in Macau. (See: http://www.vaporbrands.com/our-brands/co-brands/mid-market). Beyond that, we will be developing numerous other branding opportunities with local partners designed to reflect the distinct preferences of Asian consumers, region by region. This is a significant step for VAPR. If only 1% of the existing number of Asian tobacco consumers switched to using VAPR's branded PEVUs we estimate that VAPR would enjoy an annual gross revenue of approximately $1 Billion USD."

Macau has implemented anti-smoking laws this year and it will also apply to the Casinos beginning in 2013, where only half of the casino space can be designated as smoking. VAPR believes that PEVUs will be an attractive alternative for adult consumers as well as to regulators in mainland China.

After opening up its locally-controlled casino industry to foreign competition in 2001, Macau attracted tens of billions of dollars in foreign investment, becoming one of the world's largest gaming centers. Macau's gaming and tourism businesses were fueled by China's decision to relax travel restrictions on Chinese citizens wishing to visit Macau. By 2006, Macau's gaming revenue surpassed that of the Las Vegas strip. Macau, a city of 550,000, hosted nearly 25 million visitors in 2010 with 53% coming from mainland China and as such provides access to an interesting cross section of consumers from throughout Asia as well as the global marketplace.

Overall, the Asian tobacco market has been valued at $100+ billion USD a year with in excess of 790 million smokers representing 57% of the world's smoking population as stated by Mazar's Global Research at: http://www.mazars.ie/Home/News/Publications/Thought-Leadership/The-Global-Tobacco-Industry

Market Trends

The PEVU category continues to grow at exponential rates each month as sales which were formerly dedicated to the $661 billion tobacco category convert to each month. From January to July 2011, electronic cigarette revenue grew at an astounding rate of 1500% and unit sales grew 2000%. http://www.businessinsider.com/citi-tobacco-symposium-smoking-2010-2011-5?op=1

The current explosive growth and continued popularity of e-cigs and other PEVUs serves as a stark contrast to declining sales of cigarettes. While PEVU revenue grew exponentially in early 2011, Citi actually downgraded large cap tobacco stocks to "Hold" from "Buy" in January of 2011. Citing a steady downward trend in smoking [cigarettes and other tobacco products] over the past 50 years, Citi predicted this downward trend to continue, and claimed that smoking would "virtually disappear in 30-50 years." See: http://www.businessinsider.com/citi-downgrades-tobacco-stocks-2011-1#ixzz2CRlfhM8i

As consumer preferences, government regulations and cultural dynamics change, and as alternative products such as e-cigs continue to gain favor with consumers, it is very possible that the PEVU sector of the marketplace may grow to equal or perhaps even far exceed the $661 billion in sales that stake holders in the tobacco category currently enjoy.

About VaporBrands International, Inc. (VAPR)

VAPR focuses on creating opportunities for culturally relevant brands seeking to acquire significant market share in the rapidly growing "Vaping" sector of the global marketplace.

There are many brands of PEVUs currently in the marketplace mostly sold by small companies that have limited manufacturing and distribution capacities. The quality of these products varies considerably. VAPR is uniquely positioned through its industry expertise and strategic partnerships with American technology leaders such as Safecig™ (www.Safecig.com), to achieve commercial success in various markets across the globe, by providing consumers with state of the art, innovative products which are distinct from any competitor in the e-cig/PEVU sector of the marketplace.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including but not limited to statements containing the words "will," "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "look forward," "estimates" and similar expressions) should be considered to be forward-looking statements and the safe harbor provisions of said Act do not apply to an issuer that issues penny stock. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, among others, competition, market demand, technological change, strategic relationships, recent acquisitions, international operations and general economic conditions. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

VBD is a privately held company that produces various brands of electronic cigarettes and electronic cigars including brands such as VAMP™ and Junkanoo™. See: http://www.vaporbrands.com/our-brands/co-brands/mid-market

For further information regarding VaporBrands International, Inc., contact:

VaporBrands International, Inc.
Investor Relations
E-mail: investors@vaporbrands.com

About Marketwired .
Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

SOA World Latest Stories
People often ask how Qubell is different from Chef, Puppet, OpenShift, Docker, Heat, Ansible, Mesos, Kubernetes or some other hip product du jour. Like any comparison of apples to oranges, the answer involves a surprisingly deep investigation into botanical conventions, differences bet...
AppZero, a fast, flexible way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, has announced that AppZero Cloud Edition is available to try on Amazon Web Services (AWS) free of charge, as an AWS Test Drive. AppZero's award-winning application migration tool enables users to move server a...
Sovereign and Virtustream partnered to deliver Sovereign’s SAP® BusinessObjects driven Analytics and Business Intelligence solutions on Virtustream's xStream™ cloud management platform (CMP). This alliance will drive operational efficiencies and competitive advantage for Sovereign’s en...
A lot of people are heralding IoT as the future, but what can your business do today? Quite a lot, it turns out, if you know what to look for and how to talk about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Reid Carlberg, Senior Director at Salesforce.com, will discuss business processes ripe ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Solgenia, the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Sant...
Most of today’s hardware manufacturers are building servers with at least one SATA Port, but not every systems engineer utilizes them. This is considered a loss in the game of maximizing potential storage space in a fixed unit. The SATADOM Series was created by Innodisk as a high-perfo...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021


SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE