Uber Has Confidentially Filed to Go Public

first_img Add to Queue Uber has confidentially filed an S-1 document in preparation to hold its long-awaited IPO, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.Uber has previously been valued privately at as much as $76 billion, and its advisers reportedly say it may go public with a market cap of as much as $120 billion. According to the Journal, Uber might go public “as soon as the first quarter.” Internally, Uber is referring to the IPO planning process as “Project Liberty.”A spokesperson for Uber declined to comment.The report comes one day after Uber’s arch-rival, Lyft, announced that it had filed its initial paperwork to go public, and the two are now racing to be the first to float on the public markets in 2019.The Uber IPO has been long-awaited, as investors and employees await liquidity, after the company raised $24.2 billion in debt and equity funding since its founding in 2009. Uber investors include Toyota, Softbank, Microsoft, Jeff Bezos, Jay Z, Morgan Stanley, and Axel Springer (the parent company of Business Insider), though some may have already sold their stakes through various share sales along the way.Uber lost nearly $1 billion in the third quarter of 2018, according to its self-reported financial results, while it saw quarterly revenue of $2.95 billion. Recently, Uber has expanded into new lines of business beyond its flagship car-hailing service, including bikes and scooters, even as it invests in its Uber Eats food delivery business.In August, Uber hired former Merrill Lynch CFO Nelson Chai as its new CFO, as it geared up to go public. The move comes as Uber attempts to move on from successive scandals throughout 2017, which culminated in the ousting of founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, who was replaced by Dara Khosrowshahi, formerly the chief executive of Expedia.2019 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year for tech IPOs. As well as Uber and Lyft, work messaging app Slack also plans to go public next year, among others. December 10, 2018 Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. –shares Uber Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand This story originally appeared on Business Insider Image credit: Richard Drew/AP via BIcenter_img Rob Price 2 min read Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi Uber has confidentially filed paperwork to hold its long-awaited IPO next year, reports the Wall Street Journal. Uber Has Confidentially Filed to Go Public Next Article Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Snaps Youthful Founders Show No Fear in Race to IPO

first_img Image credit: dennizn | Shutterstock Reuters This story originally appeared on Reuters Next Article At a time when it is fashionable in Silicon Valley to stay private as long as possible, Snap is planning an initial public offering valuing it at more than $20 billion. 42shares Snapchat November 18, 2016 Add to Queue Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. 5 min read Snap Inc., the red-hot messaging company, is seen by many tech investors as the next Facebook or Google, but its youthful founders are pushing far more aggressively than its predecessors in moving from scrappy startup to public company.At a time when it is fashionable in Silicon Valley to stay private as long as possible, Snap is planning an initial public offering valuing it at more than $20 billion just two years after it first began to generate revenue, even though it has plenty of cash and ample opportunity to raise more on the private markets. It is expected to be the biggest U.S. tech IPO since Facebook Inc’s 2012 debut.It is also defying convention by declining to bring in “adult supervision” to help 26-year-old co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel and 28-year-old co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Bobby Murphy manage the company.  Imran Khan, a former Credit Suisse banker who played a big role in the Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. IPO in 2014, is emerging as a key figure in his role as chief strategy officer.Some investors remain concerned, however, that the combination of an inexperienced management team and a sky-high valuation could be problematic.”It is a very clearly inexperienced team leading a company that’s asking for two things: a huge valuation and a very aggressive multiple,” said Max Wolff, a market strategist at 55 Capital. “Once you start asking public investors for 30x earnings, the tolerance for mistake, misadventure and learning on the job goes down.”Questions about the management team have lingered after a string of senior executives left following short stints with the company.High-profile departures include Emily White, who joined as chief operating officer from Instagram at the start of 2014 and quit after just more than a year, according to her LinkedIn profile. Mike Randall, who joined Snap from Facebook, left last year after less than a year as head of business and marketing.A spokesman for Snap declined to comment.The executive ranks have since stabilized, and executives such as finance chief Drew Vollero and hardware guru Steve Horowitz have decades of experience. Still, the departure of Jia Li, one of the highest-ranking women at the company and its head of research, to join Alphabet Inc.’s Google this month left another high-level opening.”I think Snapchat struggles with leadership,” said Dave Carvajal, an executive recruiter for tech companies. “Just because something is a great idea, it still has the very real challenge of bringing in the right people.”Spiegel, an enigmatic figure who chose to locate the company in the Southern California beach town of Venice rather than Silicon Valley, has not followed the example of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who partnered early on with Sheryl Sandberg, a former Treasury Department official and Google executive. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin initially ceded the CEO role to veteran technology executive Eric Schmidt.“I think [Spiegel] is a sole dictator type,” said Lyon Wong, a venture capitalist and former partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a firm that made multiple early investments into Snap.Hemant Taneja, a managing director at the venture capital firm and Snap investor General Catalyst, pointed to Khan as a key figure in the run-up to the IPO.“I think that hire was critical and they work very well together,” Taneja said. “He has taken a lot of things off of Evan’s plate so he can focus on what he does best.”Taneja said the turnover may be more indicative of Spiegel constantly upgrading the talent in his ranks.“I think that Snapchat does everything in an unconventional way,” Taneja said. “Comparing it to Facebook or another company is an incorrect way to think about it.”Wolff also noted that the company may yet bring in more experienced managers and board members ahead of the IPO.IPO as marketingSnap, valued at about $18 billion, has raised roughly $2.5 billion from investors including mutual fund Fidelity Investments, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price and Alibaba. It raised $1.81 billion as recently as May, according to regulatory filings.The windfall of cash just six months ago, however, did not slow Snap’s IPO talks, which have been ongoing for at least a year, according to sources familiar with the matter. An IPO early next year may help Snap capture pent-up investor demand after a prolonged IPO drought, while also getting out in front of other hotly anticipated debuts from Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb.“It could be easier to tell your story because everyone will be focused on you and ready for you to make your move,” said Hans Tung, managing partner at GGV Capital. “There will be a lot of demand for this stock.”Some investors said the marketing boost and visibility that comes with an IPO is crucial to help Snapchat get more users outside the United States — and outside its dominant user base of millennials. Snapchat says it has more than 150 million daily active users.“The goal of the company is to grow as fast as possible,” venture capitalist Wong said. “And there are no more 16-year-olds for them to get onto the platform.”An IPO will give the company a more mature image that will appeal to advertisers, investors said. Snap has told investors to expect $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2017, according to sources familiar with the matter.(By Heather Somerville; Additional reporting by Liana Baker in San Francisco and Lauren Hirsch in New York; Writing by Jonathan Weber; Editing by Lisa Shumaker) Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Snap’s Youthful Founders Show No Fear in Race to IPO Register Now »last_img read more

SodaStream launches Sparkling Gold alcoholic concentrate

first_imgSodaStream launches Sparkling Gold alcoholic concentratePosted By: News Deskon: November 28, 2017In: Alcohol, Beverage, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailSodaStream has unveiled a limited-edition Sparkling Gold alcoholic concentrate which turns water into sparkling wine.Resembling the taste of riesling wine, Sparkling Gold contains 10% ABV when prepared using the recommended mixing ratio of one part concentrate and five parts water.The concentrate is sold in a 200ml gold-tinted glass bottle that creates 12 glasses of fizzy wine.SodaStream said that Sparkling Gold is the result of an innovative development process, designed to let consumers make a variety of indulging, sparkling drinks.CEO of SodaStream, Daniel Birnbaum, said: “SodaStream is changing the way people drink. Millions of people around the globe enjoy using SodaStream to transform their ordinary tap water into fresh sparkling water at the touch of a button.“Fun and exciting concentrates give more users the opportunity to enjoy and even indulge in festive beverages this holiday season.”The beverage is now available exclusively at the SodaStream Germany online shop.Earlier this year, the Israeli company launched a range of single-sachet infusions, designed to deliver one of four herb and fruit blends.Share with your network: Tags: innovationIsraelnew productSodaStreamlast_img read more

Hu Products secures minority investment from Sonoma Brands

first_imgHu Products secures minority investment from Sonoma BrandsPosted By: News Deskon: May 18, 2018In: Business, Food, Industries, Mergers & Acquisitions, SnacksPrintEmailUS-based vegan chocolate maker Hu Products has closed a Series A funding round led by a minority investment from consumer products incubator Sonoma Brands.Hu Products said it “embraces the integrity of dark chocolate”, using organic cacao to create a “vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, delicious product, free of refined sugar and additives”.Sonoma Brands, Hu and other new partners now aim to collaborate to accelerate growth and continue innovating in the good-for-you snacking space.Hu co-founder Jason H. Karp said: “We are thrilled to have found a strategic partner in Sonoma Brands. We look forward to what this relationship will help us accomplish as we move to advance our distribution and exposure in the coming months.“With the support of Sonoma Brands, along with several other highly strategic investors, we will accelerate the conversation around the need for more vegan, paleo and unprocessed foods and bolster our platform as a mission-driven health and wellness business.”Sonoma Brands founder Jon Sebastiani added: “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with a brand that is right on par with our background. Providing unique experiences with 100% vegan products, Hu Chocolate is a true category disrupter in the vegan/paleo world, showcasing ingredient integrity and culinary influence that resonates deeply with our team.“We believe that Hu will change brand standards across a variety of product verticals by delivering its rigorous ingredient integrity and transparency, and we’re excited to be a part of that future and the Hu story.”Hu Chocolate is available in “several thousand” stores in the US and retails for between $4.99 and $6.99.Founded in 2016, Sonoma Brands is a specialist growth equity firm led by Jon Sebastiani, founder of artisanal meat brand Krave Jerky. In 2016 the firm launched a range of drinkable vegetable soups.Share with your network: Tags: chocolateHu ProductsSonoma BrandsUnited Statesveganlast_img read more

MorningStar enhances its vegan offering with five new products

first_imgMorningStar enhances its vegan offering with five new productsPosted By: Martin Whiteon: September 10, 2018In: Food, Industries, New products, NutritionPrintEmailKellogg-owned MorningStar Farms has reformulated and expanded its Chik’N meat alternative portfolio, making four of its vegetarian products suitable for vegans and releasing a new nugget product.The brand’s Buffalo Wings, Chik’N Nuggets, Buffalo Chik Patties and Original Chik Patties are now made with non-GMO soy and with natural colours and flavours, making them suitable for vegans.New Vegan BBQ Chik’N Nuggets have also been released by the brand, further expanding its offering to vegan consumers.Veganism is a rising trend in the US, and MorningStar Farms says that the products have been developed to respond to this consumer demand without compromising on either flavour or texture.The release of these new products also follows the successful release of the brand’s vegan burgers ranges earlier this year, which were positively received by consumers.Melissa Cash, senior director of brand marketing at the Kellogg Company said: “We know there is a great demand for more variety when it comes to vegan options, so we are excited to announce that our great-tasting Chik’N products are now vegan.“With more people embracing a plant-based diet and lifestyle, MorningStar Farms is committed to making food for all to enjoy.”The new vegan-friendly products are now available nationwide in the US.Share with your network: Tags: Kelloggmeat alternativesMorningStar FarmsUSveganWorld Vegan Day 2018last_img read more

Flowers Foods buys bakery firm Canyon Bakehouse for 205m

first_imgFlowers Foods buys bakery firm Canyon Bakehouse for $205mPosted By: Contributoron: November 08, 2018In: Bakery, Business, Food, Industries, Mergers & AcquisitionsPrintEmailFlowers Foods has agreed to acquire Canyon Bakehouse, a gluten-free baking company based in Colorado, for approximately $205 million.Canyon Bakehouse offers a line of 21 gluten-free breads, buns, bagels, English muffins, and specialty items. Almost 90% of its sales are distributed frozen through retailers in the US.  The firm is said to have generated a compound annual net sales growth rate of approximately 45% since 2014.The company was founded by Josh and Christi Skow and Ed Miknevicius in 2009 after Christi was diagnosed with celiac disease. It now employs 206 people and operates in a new 165,625-square-foot bakery with two production lines in Johnstown, Colorado.After the transaction, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018, Josh Skow will continue to lead the business as president and Christi Skow will serve as brand ambassador.Flowers Foods president and CEO Allen Shiver said: “Canyon Bakehouse is an innovative leader in a growing segment of the bakery category, which closely aligns this acquisition with our strategic goals.“They have great products, a talented team of employees, a state-of-the-art gluten-free bakery, and a brand with an enthusiastic fan following. We see opportunities to leverage Flowers Foods’ distribution network and retail partnerships to drive growth by bringing Canyon Bakehouse products to more consumers across the country. We look forward to welcoming Josh, Christi and the rest of Canyon Bakehouse’s employees to the Flowers team.”Canyon Bakehouse CEO and founder Josh Skow added: “Since the beginning, the mission of Canyon Bakehouse has been to help those who have given up gluten to love bread Again. We are tremendously pleased with the brand, the products and the teams that we have developed and grown over the past nine years, and we are thankful for the many partners who have helped us along the way.“We are now very excited about the opportunities for our company alongside Flowers Foods. With Flowers’ national reach, we will be able to bring our gluten-free products to many more consumers. Flowers shares our passion for baking and they understand what makes our company and our products unique. We look forward to joining the Flowers Foods family.”Share with your network: Tags: Canyon BakehouseFlowers FoodsUSlast_img read more

Nespresso commits 12m to improve coffee capsule recycling

first_imgNespresso commits $1.2m to improve coffee capsule recyclingPosted By: Martin Whiteon: March 05, 2019In: Beverage, Business, Environment, Industries, Refreshment, Social responsibility, Tea & CoffeePrintEmailThe New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), and Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR) have announced that Nespresso has committed $1.2 million to improve the recycling rates of Nespresso coffee capsules through New York’s curbside recycling programme.Nespresso’s coffee capsules are largely made from aluminium, and Nespresso claims that the funding will allow SMR to better sort and capture lightweight aluminium, including foil and other mixed metals, making it possible for these items to be turned into new products.SMR will use the funding to invest in technology that improves the efficiency of its non-magnetic household metals recycling process, helping to reduce the amount of aluminium that ends up in landfill sites.The equipment is estimated to be operational in late 2019, and residents across the five boroughs in New York City will be encouraged to recycle their Nespresso capsules as part of their regular recycling routine.Guillaume Le Cunff, president and CEO of Nespresso USA, said: “Nespresso is deeply committed to the circular use of our products, choosing aluminium packaging because it both protects the quality of our exceptional coffees and can be recycled and reused again and again.“This collaboration will provide New York City-based consumers with another convenient way to recycle used capsules and other aluminium products at home, allowing these items to be given many new lives.“New Yorkers are familiar with recycling aluminium cans, and we want to encourage people to also recycle a wider array of aluminium products that they use on a regular basis.”Thomas Outerbridge, general manager of Sims Municipal Recycling, added: “Sims Municipal Recycling’s role is to take the household recyclables that DSNY collects from New Yorkers and convert them into commodities or raw materials for manufacturers.“Nespresso has been extremely proactive in working with us to find an effective solution that is convenient for customers and that will allow us to direct the aluminium into productive reuse.”Share with your network: Tags: coffee capsulesNespressosustainabilityUSlast_img read more

Uber driver living illegally in US charged with four rapes in California

first_imgUS news Share on Pinterest California Share on LinkedIn A Mexican man used his job to target young women and was charged with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, prosecutors said. This article is more than 1 year old Read more Topics Tue 23 Jan 2018 11.24 EST A Mexican man living illegally in the US used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged on Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said.Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez drove women to their homes, assaulted them, and stole property including cellphones, computers and jewelry, officials said. He collected his fare payments through the smartphone app Venmo to disguise his identity and his Uber records.DNA evidence helped lead detectives to Alarcon-Nunez, who was arrested at his Santa Maria home last week, San Luis Obispo County district attorney Dan Dow said at a news conference.The alleged crimes occurred over four weeks starting in mid-December in San Luis Obispo, a city of about 45,000 that is home to California Polytechnic State University. Alarcon-Nunez’s victims are between 19 and 22 and three were drunk at the time of the crimes, Dow said.Alarcon-Nunez, 39, faces 10 criminal charges, including rape of an intoxicated victim and first-degree burglary. He pleaded not guilty to all charges at his arraignment and remains in the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $1.47m. His next court date was set for 29 January.Detectives are looking for potential witnesses and trying to determine if there are additional victims in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties northwest of Los Angeles, where Alarcon-Nunez had been driving for Uber since September, Dow said.Alarcon-Nunez has also gone by the name “Bruno Diaz” and his Venmo username was “Brush Bat”, prosecutors said. US news Shares6060 Share on Messenger Reuse this content US crime Share on Facebook This article is more than 1 year old Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Associated Press in Los Angeles news Last modified on Tue 23 Jan 2018 11.44 EST Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Officials said Alarcon-Nunez was not always driving for Uber when he picked up women. Sometimes, drivers in cars parked outside bars or restaurants “jump in front of the actual Uber driver and they will take someone unsuspecting to their home. And that’s a way of putting someone at risk, and in this case that’s exactly what’s alleged to have happened,” Dow said.He said the alleged crimes show that the company should improve its driver screening process. Dow urged Uber users to make sure they are getting in the car of the correct driver by verifying the license plate and other information provided to clients.“What police have reported is absolutely horrifying, and something no person should ever have to experience. We have been working with law enforcement to provide them with information for their investigation, and the driver has been permanently removed from the app,” Uber spokesman Andrew Hasbun said in a statement on Monday.Alarcon-Nunez returned to the US illegally after a voluntary deportation from New Mexico in 2005, officials said. Dow did not have details about why he was deported or whether he has a criminal record in the USCalifornia issues driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and Alarcon-Nunez had a valid license since 2015.Alarcon-Nunez’s immigration status will not have a bearing on the prosecution, Dow said. He could face life in prison if convicted on all charges. Collision course: Uber’s terrible 2017 Undated photo of Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez provided by the county of San Luis Obispo.Photograph: AP Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Uber driver living illegally in US charged with four rapes in California Support The Guardianlast_img read more

Slack IPO stocks sell at 50 higher than expected as companys value

first_imgWorkplace messaging service Slack became the latest hot technology company to sell its shares to the public on Thursday, soaring 50% higher than expected on its debut.The San Francisco-based company’s shares started trading on the New York stock exchange at $38.50 – well above the $26 guide price – and closed at $38.62 valuing the company at over $24bn, making a billionaire of co-founder Stewart Butterfield and potentially ushering in a new era of stock market sales.Slack sold its shares in a direct listing – eschewing the traditional initial public offering route. A direct listing dumps the costly underwriters, who do the preliminary sales work and establish an initial price, and the investor roadshow and instead takes the company’s shares directly to the market.While the method saves on banking fees it can also lead to greater volatility in the share price. Only one other big company, the music streaming service Spotify, has gone public this way. That share sale is seen as a success and if Slack’s sale goes well too it will encourage others to follow suit.Slack started life as a messaging app in a game created by Butterfield and others. When the game didn’t take off Butterfield spotted potential in the messaging app. Reborn as Slack the company attracted the attention of top-tier Silicon Valley investors raising $1.4bn from companies including Andreessen Horowitz, an early investor in Facebook, Twitter, Lyft and others.Like most of its peers, Slack is losing money – it lost $138.9m last year and according to the company losses will “significantly increase” over the next few years. Revenues are growing fast up to $400m from $100m three years ago, but growth is slowing as the company gets larger and rival services from Microsoft and Google could eat into its business.Tilak Doddapaneni, executive vice-president of engineering at digital consultancy Publicis Sapient, said there were “question marks” over Slack’s business model despite its popularity.“While it successfully moved from being a messaging app for a video game company into a company valued at $15.7bn in just six years, the business hasn’t lived up to its ambition of toppling emails quite yet,” he said. “With Microsoft moving into its field with the introduction of Microsoft Teams last year, Slack may soon find that they lack the infrastructure and expertise to keep up with the innovation and scale of the tech giant.” Slack IPO: stocks sell at 50% higher than expected as company’s value tops $24bn … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics Share on Twitter Technology Apps @dominicru San Francisco-based company sold shares in direct listing, following Spotify’s method, potentially ushering in new era of stock market sales Share on Twitter Reuse this content Last modified on Thu 20 Jun 2019 19.15 EDT Share on Messenger Share via Email Dominic Rushe in New York Share on WhatsApp Thu 20 Jun 2019 13.09 EDT Traders work on the floor at the New York stock exchange on Thursday.Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters San Francisco Stock markets US markets Technology news Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Shares3434 Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Share via Emaillast_img read more

Monday Tech Tip Autism Sensory Room

first_imgWatch as one of Easter Seal’s occupational therapists, Karrie Veteto, shows us around the autism multisensory room. Having trouble viewing the video? Click here!Click here to visit our archived videos.To view Closed Captioning, click on the “CC” in the lower right corner of the video.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedAutism and Aviation: Resources for flying for the first timeJuly 17, 2019Similar post2011 Autism Expo in Carmel, INMarch 24, 2011In “Conferences and Events”Meet Leka: A New Robotic Toy for Special NeedsMay 26, 2016In “Autism”last_img read more

QiCare Page Turner with Table Stand TwoWay Foot Switch

first_imgImage Source: EnableMart.comPeople with disabilities that effect motor skills could benefit from assistive technology like the QiCare Page Turner. The QiCare Page Turner is a contemporary solution for reading books and magazines independently. Simply place your reading material, set the wand just once and you’re good to go, no need to load pages one by one. Includes a two way foot switch for easy forward or backward navigation.This durable page turner is made in Austria with quality materials and designed to be as easy on the eyes as it is to use. The QiCare Page Turner can be operated via the included foot switch or by convenient buttons directly on the front of the unit.Features include:Switch compatible with most standard switchesEasy forward or backward navigationTwo-way foot switch includedTable stand includedShare this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedQiCare Page Turner with Table Stand & Two-Way Foot SwitchJuly 31, 2013In “Products and Devices”New Accessibility Features in iOS 9October 7, 2015In “Apps”ReadDesk for Visually ImpairedOctober 23, 2013In “Products and Devices”last_img read more

AM155 – Inku app for Dyslexia

first_imgFor more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com.  That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana. Podcast: Play in new window | Download155-10-30-15 Inku app for Dyslexia Hey there!  Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!If you’re a frequent visitor to our blog, you probably know that we’re constantly researching and writing about helpful apps for individuals with special needs.  Today I’ll highlight one specifically developed for those with dyslexia.  According to the developer’s website, Inku is “An intuitive and powerful dyslexia tool that helps you write your notes without spelling errors.”Some key features of Inku include:Speech-to-text that recognizes the word you’d like to writeSpecific dictionary themes such as chemistry, history, engineering, sociology and more!Bluetooth keyboard compatibilitySpeech recognitionPhrase predictionand more!Check out iTunes to learn more about this app!center_img Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedAM143 – Lectio App for DyslexiaAugust 7, 2015In “Accessibility Minute”AM137 – Dyslexie FontJune 26, 2015In “Accessibility Minute”7 Google extensions & apps for learning disabilitiesNovember 4, 2015In “Apps”last_img read more

Orange County United Way and Salesforce Team Up to Revolutionize Philanthropy

first_imgToday’s employees are socially conscious, and more engaged than ever with their local communities and the world at large. New generations of the workforce expect the companies they work for to prioritize giving back and be engaged in meaningful corporate social responsibility campaigns. The 2018 Charitable Giving Statistics from Nonprofit Source found that 88% of millennials find their job more fulfilling when they have opportunities to make a positive impact on society and the environment, and employees who did engage in corporate giving programs have 75% longer tenures with the company.Marketing Technology News: Eggplant Expands Test Automation Across Entire Lifecycle United Way and Salesforce have partnered to create the next-generation philanthropy platform. Philanthropy Cloud is a first-of-its-kind network platform that transforms the way corporations connect with employees to engage and support workplace giving and streamline volunteering. Orange County United Way and Salesforce Team Up to Revolutionize Philanthropy PRNewswireJune 26, 2019, 9:43 pmJune 26, 2019 Orange County United Way and Salesforce have partnered to revolutionize workplace giving and volunteering through first-ever corporate social responsibility platform called Philanthropy Cloud. First-ever corporate philanthropy platform, Philanthropy Cloud, streamlines volunteering and transforms workplace giving Philanthropy Cloud connects every aspect of social giving into a single portal and makes it easier than ever for employees to engage in volunteering experiences and drive impact through simple, one-click actions.“Philanthropy is changing, especially in a workplace setting. More employees, shareholders and investors expect companies to put corporate giving at the forefront of their business plans,” said Susan B. Parks, President and CEO, Orange County United Way. “Philanthropy Cloud combines innovation and social impact to bring a simple, personalized giving experience to the marketplace for the first time and makes creating a robust corporate social responsibility campaign easier than ever. It’s the latest digital disruptor and it’s revolutionizing the future of workplace giving.”Philanthropy Cloud provides an end-to-end solution leveraging Salesforce’s technology to deliver a comprehensive impact platform that includes managing donations, setting year-round goals, organizing and tracking volunteer opportunities and hours, mapping individual philanthropy goals against friends, team and corporate goals, and assessing total personal, community and company impact.Marketing Technology News: Whitebox Raises $5 Million in Series A Funding to Accelerate eCommerce “Factory Floor to Front Door” Tech PlatformWith the platform, employees create a unique profile with their philanthropic interests and preferences. From there, artificial intelligence software is used to deliver personalized, relevant content for each user – helping employees discover volunteer and giving opportunities that are meaningful to them.The partnership draws upon on the strengths of both partners – its traditional charity meets cutting-edge technology for the first time. Philanthropy Cloud offers all the technology and innovation you’d expect from the Salesforce brand combined with the philanthropy expertise of United Way.Nearly 100 companies across the country have already signed to adopt the platform, including Kellogg and Deloitte, to help them build a deeper connection with their employees and make a greater impact in their communities.Orange County United Way is hosting an exclusive, free Philanthropy Cloud launch event on Thursday, August 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Experience Center at Fashion Island, giving companies an up-close look at the new platform and its ability to accelerate their local impact and streamline employee volunteering.Marketing Technology News: Top of Mind Networks Adds BombBomb Integration to Surefire CRM cloudMarketing Technology NewsNewsOrange CountySalesforceUnited Way Previous ArticleQualtrics Ranked #1 Enterprise Leader for Customer Experience and Employee Experience in Industry-Leading Product RankingNext ArticleInnovid Continues Rapid Global Expansion with New Tokyo Office and Appointment of Toichiro Watanabe as Regional Director, Japanlast_img read more

Intels Neuromorphic Loihi Processor Scales to 8M Neurons 64 Cores

first_img Natalie Portman Reacts to Being the Next ‘Thor’ Huge Scandals That Rocked The History Channel The Truth About ‘I Am Jazz’ Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder 17 Comments You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet ‘Frozen 2’ Theories That Just Might Be True Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 19shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel’s Neuromorphic Loihi Processor Scales to 8M Neurons, 64 Cores Intel has announced a significant advance for its neuromorphic research processor, codenamed Loihi. The company has now scaled up its Loihi implementation to the 64-processor level, allowing it to create a system with more than 8M neurons (8.3M). This new configuration (codenamed Pohoiki Beach) delivers 1,000x better performance than conventional CPUs in applications like sparse coding, graph search, and constraint-satisfaction problems. Intel claims that the new Pohoiki Beach delivers a 10,000x energy efficiency improvement over conventional CPU architectures in these sorts of tests.Neuromorphic computing is a subset of computing that attempts to mimic the brain’s architecture using modern technological analogues. Instead of implementing a typical CPU clock, for example. Loihi is based on a spiking neural network architecture. The basic Loihi processor contains 128 neuromorphic cores, three Lakefield (Intel Quark) CPU cores, and an off-chip communication network. In theory, Loihi can scale all the way up to 4,096 on-chip cores and 16,384 chips, though Intel has said it has no plans to commercialize a design this large.A close-up shot of an Intel Nahuku board, each of which contains 8 to 32 Intel Loihi neuromorphic chips. Intel’s latest neuromorphic system, Pohoiki Beach, is made up of multiple Nahuku boards and contains 64 Loihi chips. Pohoiki Beach was introduced in July 2019. (Credit: Tim Herman/Intel Corporation)“With the Loihi chip we’ve been able to demonstrate 109 times lower power consumption running a real-time deep learning benchmark compared to a GPU, and 5 times lower power consumption compared to specialized IoT inference hardware,” said Chris Eliasmith, co-CEO of Applied Brain Research and professor at University of Waterloo. “Even better, as we scale the network up by 50 times, Loihi maintains real-time performance results and uses only 30 percent more power, whereas the IoT hardware uses 500 percent more power and is no longer real-time.”One of Intel’s Nahuku boards, each of which contains 8 to 32 Intel Loihi neuromorphic chips, shown here interfaced to an Intel Arria 10 FPGA development kit. Intel’s latest neuromorphic system, Poihoiki Beach, annuounced in July 2019, is made up of multiple Nahuku boards and contains 64 Loihi chips. Pohoiki Beach was introduced in July 2019. (Credit: Tim Herman/Intel Corporation)The Pohoiki Beach implementation is not the largest planned deployment for the neuromorphic chip. Intel states that it intends to roll out an even larger design, codenamed Pohoiki Springs, which will deliver “an unprecedented level of performance and efficiency for scaled-up neuromorphic workloads.”We’ve covered the advances and research in neuromorphic computing for several years at ET. The work being done on these CPUs is closely related to the work that’s being conducted in AI and machine intelligence overall, but neuromorphic computing isn’t just concerned with how to run AI / ML workloads efficiently on existing chips. The ultimate goal is to build processors that more closely resemble the human brain.One of the oddities of computing is that analogies comparing human brain function and how computers work are so prevalent. Human brains and classic computers have very little overlap in terms of how they function. Transistors are not equivalent to neurons and the spiking neural network model that Loihi uses for transmitting information across its own processor cores is intended to be closer to the biological processes humans and other animals use than traditional silicon.Projects like this have a number of long-term research goals, of course, but one of the most fundamental is to better understand how brains work in order to copy some of their energy efficiency. The human brain runs on roughly 20W. Exascale supercomputing, which is considered the minimum for advanced neural simulation of anything more complex than an earthworm, is expected to consume megawatts of power per supercomputer. The gap between those figures explains why we’re so interested in the long-term energy efficiency and computation potential of the brain in the first place. Architectures like Loihi aren’t just an effort to write programs that mimic what humans can do; the goal is to copy aspects of our neurology as well. It makes their progress a bit more interesting.Feature Image Credit: Tim Herman/Intel CorporationNow Read:New Leak: Intel 10-Core Comet Lake CPUs Will Counterattack Ryzen 3000 FamilyIs Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts DisagreeIntel’s New Omni-Directional Interconnect Combines EMIB, Foveros By Joel Hruska on July 16, 2019 at 7:08 am Things Only Adults Notice in ‘ThunderCats’ J.K. Rowling Confirms a Hermione Theory We Suspected All Along Tagged In scienceintelcpusartificial intelligencesemiconductorsaimachine learningneuromorphicneuromorphic computingLoihineuromorphic processor Post a Comment 17 Commentslast_img read more

WorldRemit Raises 175 Million in Series D Funding

first_img AccelBreon CorcoranJohn DoranLeapfrog InvestmentsNewsSeries D FundingTCVWorldremit Previous ArticleInteractive Demo Automation for Sales Engineers – Consensus’ New Release Unlocks Unique Buying Group AnalyticsNext ArticleEmail Verification Company Kickbox Announces Release of New Partner Portal Investment shows confidence in the vast global potential of mobile paymentsLeading mobile payments company WorldRemit has entered into a definitive agreement to raise $175 million in a Series D funding round led by returning investors, TCV, Accel and Leapfrog Investments.Founded in 2010, WorldRemit is a global leader in smartphone and online payments – providing a convenient, low-cost alternative to expensive brick-and-mortar agents.WorldRemit handles a growing share of the $700 billion remittances sent each year by expatriates and migrant workers to their home countries. Today, the company serves almost 4 million customers transferring money from 50 “send” countries to 150 “receive” countries.Marketing Technology News: StarfishETL Partners with PeopleSense, Inc.Breon Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer of WorldRemit, said: “For more than eight years our core purpose has been and continues to be to help migrants send money to their families, friends and communities. Our customers play a key role in the economies where they work and their remittances are important to their home countries.”“Our mission is to help them transfer money as securely and speedily as possible while reducing the cost to our customers. We will grow our business through differentiation on speed, service, security and value.”“The leadership team is grateful to our investors for their continued commitment to the business. The new money will help us to further develop the offering and we will launch a solution for small and medium-sized businesses.”The Series D funding round comes at a pivotal stage in the company’s growth. In 2018, the USA became WorldRemit’s largest send market, following the company becoming one of the first UK financial service firms to secure licenses in all 50 states.WorldRemit will use this new investment to further drive global growth and diversify the company’s product offering for both money transfer senders and recipients. The company is also set to launch a new money transfer solution targeting small and medium-sized business owners who trade internationally, especially in emerging markets. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including FCA approval.Marketing Technology News: Sauce Labs Named Gold Stevie Award Winner for Best Software Development Solution in 2019 American Business AwardsTCV General Partner John Doran said: “Over the past eight years, Ismail and his founding team have built a fantastic business that offers customers a compelling solution and value proposition. Since passing the reins to Breon and the new management team last year, the business has continued to build on this platform and accelerated. We believe the opportunity and proposition is larger than ever.”“In 2018, mobile and online payments to emerging markets reached a record high of $528 billion and we expect this number to increase. As WorldRemit handles a growing share of this market, we look forward to continue working with the company to scale its digital platform and expand its service to reach many new customers across the globe.”Accel’s Harry Nelis said: “Having first partnered with the WorldRemit team in 2014, I have seen the company grow from a London-founded startup to a global business pioneering the future of the remittance market and making international mobile payments more accessible and affordable for millions of individuals and businesses. This investment and CEO Breon Corcoran’s experience leading consumer service-oriented, global digital businesses will help fuel the next phase of global growth. We are excited to deepen our relationship with the team and help them fulfil the company’s vast potential.”Marketing Technology News: New iPad App for Food and Beverage Professionals Takes Menus from Paper to Fully Digital in Less than an Hour WorldRemit Raises $175 Million in Series D Funding PRNewswireJune 3, 2019, 3:45 pmJune 3, 2019 last_img read more

Brightcove Publishes OvertheTop OTT TV Research with Insights on Adoption Payment and

first_imgOver 70% of Singaporean Respondents Open to Ad-Funded Subscription Video On-Demand (Svod) Service at a Reduced PriceBrightcove Inc., the leading global provider of cloud services for video, published its annual OTT TV market study for Asia, The 2019 Asia OTT Research Report, conducted with research partner YouGov, a global public opinion and data company.The study polled 9,000 participants across nine countries in Asia, including 1,000 consumers in Singapore. The survey was designed to uncover insights into consumer preferences around OTT services, including subscription tiers and motivators driving subscriptions; how much consumers are willing to pay; their tolerance to advertising and ad-supported subscriptions; and openness to a shoppable TV experience post-programming. The report is co-sponsored by Evergent, a leading provider of cloud-based, user lifecycle management solutions for video service providers; and SpotX, a leading global video advertising and monetisation platform.Marketing Technology News: Taptica International Rebrand Reflects Video Advertising LeadershipKey findings for Singapore include:47% of ‘Lapsed’ respondents are planning to sign-up for OTT services again in the future.The top three reasons for respondents subscribing to multiple OTT services were: content not being available on any single OTT service (47%),  the desire for more content options (45%), and to satisfy content needs for their family (35%).Thinking about the future, 31% of respondents in Singapore want to pay nothing and watch ads as a trade-off to consuming content, 19% elected to pay nothing and watch no ads, and 17% would like to pay a higher fee to not see ads.When asked how much would respondents be willing to pay for OTT services, 24% of respondents stated less than USD $1 per month, 22% would pay USD $1–$4 per month, and 25% would pay USD $5–$9 per month.30% of respondents in Singapore found one ad as an acceptable advertising load per ad break and 20% were open to two ads per break.58% of respondents said they might be open to a hybrid model, where reduced monthly subscription packages also serve ads — depending on the price, whereas 19% said they would definitely sign up, representing a potential market size of 77% of respondents polled favouring this option.Offline downloads (45%), using less mobile data when streaming (42%) and access on mobile (40%) were the top three OTT service features most wanted by respondents in Singapore.When asked if respondents would be open to purchasing product as seen on TV, 61% of respondents were receptive to the idea of shoppable TV.Marketing Technology News: Selligent Marketing Cloud Study Reveal Digital Marketers Struggle to Deliver Consistent Omnichannel ExperiencesGreg Armshaw, Head of Sales, Asia, at Brightcove said, “Our research findings show that Singaporeans are more price sensitive than any other consumers in the region. Price sensitivity could be due to being wary about incremental costs to subscribe to OTT services. OTT TV service providers in Singapore need to focus on not just a compelling content library but also price plans with high level of flexibility to opt-in and out of subscriptions with ease. At Brightcove, we consult with media organizations of all sizes about how to succeed in local markets, as well as provide insights into what kind of customized OTT monetisation strategies would work best in specific markets.”Marketing Technology News: LivePerson Wins 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award Brightcove Publishes Over-the-Top (OTT) TV Research with Insights on Adoption, Payment, and Advertising Preferences in Singapore PRNewswireJuly 3, 2019, 4:37 pmJuly 3, 2019 brightcoveEvergentMarketing TechnologyNewsOTT Research ReportOTT TVYouGov Previous ArticleKlarna and BigCommerce Expand Partnership GloballyNext ArticleOptmyzr Announces Release of Campaign Automatorlast_img read more

Apollo 11 Landing See it in TIMEs New Immersive AR VR App

first_imgIn this week’s issue, TIME’s Jeffrey Kluger reports on the new space race to the moon for a cover story, tied to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, that features interviews with SpaceX’s Elon Musk and other key players in the race.Kluger writes: “Today, SpaceX is one of a handful of powerful players—starry-eyed billionaires and the world’s two richest ­countries—competing in a race to set up shop on the moon. In the 1960s, it was a two-party sprint between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to be the first to get boots on the lunar surface, but this time around the U.S. finds itself in a bigger, multifront competition with private companies like SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and international powers, most critically China.”Read the cover story: time.com/race-to-the-moon/See the cover featuring an illustration by Alessandro Gottardo for TIME: https://bit.ly/2xPqwU8This week’s cover illustration of the new space race is a homage to the Dec. 6, 1968, TIME cover. Published shortly before the success of Apollo 8 made U.S. astronauts first to orbit the moon, that issue marked a pivotal moment for space exploration. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2JJA8W4See both covers here:  https://we.tl/t-y4XGlphk5yKluger continues: “Driving the new space race is a potent mix of economic, technological and geopolitical imperatives. There are possible fortunes to be made from lunar ventures…. Of course, there really doesn’t have to be a race at all, and international cooperation often works far better than competition…. In a world facing borderless threats like climate change and emerging diseases, that kind of cooperation will be increasingly important, and space is a good way to build trust…. Ultimately, playbooks and politics are—or at least ought to be—minor matters in the far larger mission to make human beings what they briefly were half a century ago: a species of two worlds.”Marketing Technology News: GCOM Software Announces Ernie Connon as New Chief Growth OfficerOn the impact of Apollo 11, Elon Musk tells TIME: “Apollo 11 was one of the most inspiring things in all of human history. I’m not sure SpaceX would exist if not for Apollo 11.”On SpaceX’s ambitions, Musk tells TIME: “We really want to have a vehicle that is capable of sending enough payload to the moon such that we could have a full lunar base, like we’ve got a permanently occupied base in Antarctica. [But] it’d be absolutely way cooler to have a science base on the moon.”On becoming the first nation to land on the far side of the moon, Wu Weiren, chief designer of China’s Chang’e-4, tells TIME:  “We are building China into a space giant.”On NASA’s strategy for getting to the moon, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine tells TIME: “This time when we go to the moon… we’re going to go sustainably. We’re going to learn how to live and work on another world so that we can eventually go to Mars.”Marketing Technology News: Blackstone Announces Agreement to Acquire Vungle, a Leading Mobile Performance Marketing PlatformTIME’S APOLLO 11 AR EXPERIENCE: LANDING ON THE MOONToday, TIME launches TIME Immersive, an augmented reality and virtual reality app, available on both iOS and Android devices, to showcase new AR and VR projects from TIME.The first activation featured in TIME Immersive is Landing on the Moon, which allows viewers to experience a scientifically and historically accurate cinematic recreation of the Apollo 11 landing in photo-real 3D on any table top at home.Marketing Technology News: boostr Announces the End of Siloed Ad Sales and Operations with the General Release of its Omni-channel Order Management System (OMS) Apollo 11 Landing: See it in TIME’s New Immersive AR VR App MTS Staff Writer5 days agoJuly 18, 2019 ARJeffrey KlugerNewsTimeVR Previous ArticleLeading Data Provider Giant Partners Acquires Worxstudio MarketingNext ArticleUnmetric Accelerates Time-to-Insight with ‘Outlier’ Detection for Branded Social Contentlast_img read more

ATT Invests More Than 100 Million Over 3Year Period to Boost Local

first_imgAt AT&T, we’ve invested more than $100 million in our San Joaquin County wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. We’ve also improved critical services that support Public Safety and first responders using the FirstNet communications platform.AT&T’s wireless network covers more than 99% of all Americans and has become the fastest wireless network in the nation, according to the first quarter 2019 results from tests taken with Speedtest® and analyzed by Ookla®.2In 2018, AT&T made over 140 wireless network upgrades in the Stockton area. These upgrades included adding a new cell site, boosting network capacity, expanding LTE coverage and new wireless high-speed Internet connections.“We’re always looking for new opportunities to enhance coverage for our customers,” said Tedi Vriheas, assistant vice president of External Affairs for AT&T California. “Our continued investment in the Stockton area is another example of how AT&T is investing in local communities and committed to keeping customers connected when and where they need it most.”This investment also supports our plans to expand 5G Evolution technologies in San Joaquin County, which we launched in 2018. These technologies serve as a step in the path to 5G by boosting the existing LTE network and priming it for the future of connectivity.Additionally, for the 5th consecutive year we’ve landed on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired” companies. It’s also the 6th year in a row we’ve appeared on the Global Top 50 list – no other telecom company made the Top 50.Marketing Technology News: Veritonic Launches First Audio Score For Marketers To Understand Relative Power Of Their Creative AssetsTransforming Public Safety CommunicationsFirstNet is Public Safety’s dedicated, nationwide communications platform. It is for all first responders – career and volunteer, urban, or rural. It’s bringing public safety communications into the 21st century with new, innovative capabilities, helping first responders connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.Building upon our current and planned investments in the Stockton area, we continue to extend the reach and increase the capacity of the FirstNet communications platform:Deployed Band 14 spectrum in more than 600 markets nationwide, including Stockton. Band 14 is high-quality spectrum provided by the First Responder Network Authority. Its signal covers larger geographic areas with less infrastructure to better support rural communities, and it can better reach in-building in more urban areas as compared to higher-MHz spectrum.San Joaquin County first responders enjoy the fastest overall experience on FirstNet, compared to any commercial network in the nation, thanks to the specialized capabilities enabled by the physically separate and dedicated FirstNet network core, like always-on priority and preemption. 3Public safety agencies subscribed to FirstNet have 24/7 access to a nationwide fleet of 75 deployable network assets. These assets can either be deployed for planned events or called upon in emergencies to help first responders stay connected and operate faster, safer and more effectively when lives are on the line.FirstNet is built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority – an independent agency within the federal government. This helps ensure that the FirstNet communications platform and service offerings meet the short- and long-term needs of the public safety community.Marketing Technology News: Norled Sets Sail for Digital Transformation with InforOur internet offeringsWe now market a 1 gigabit connection4 on our 100% fiber network to more than 12 million locations across 85 major metro areas nationwide with AT&T FiberSM.We plan to reach about 14 million locations across at least 85 metro areas by mid-2019 for consumers.We are the largest U.S.-based provider of fiber for business services. There are over 500,000 U.S. business buildings lit with AT&T fiber, and we’re adding thousands more each month.Within those buildings, AT&T now enables high-speed fiber connections to over 2.2 million U.S. business customer locations. And if you count businesses near our fiber network, that number quadruples. Nationwide, more than 8 million business customer locations are on or within 1,000 feet of our fiber. 5To learn more about our wireless coverage in San Joaquin County or anywhere in the U.S., go to the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please go to the AT&T network news page. 1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.2 Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds for Q1 2019. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.3Based on AT&T analysis of Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® nationwide data average download speeds for Q1 2019. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.4 Actual customer speeds may vary. Download speeds are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data.5 The over 2.2 million U.S. business customer locations, which AT&T provides high-speed fiber connections, is included within the 8M U.S. business customer locations on or within 1,000 feet of our fiber. Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsInformation set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward- looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.Marketing Technology News: SeQuel Response Hires New Director of Marketing to Propel Brand Awareness AT&TFirst Responder Network AuthorityFirstNet communications platformMarketing Technology NewsNews Previous ArticlePalo Alto Networks Completes Acquisition of TwistlockNext ArticleThe Latest Local Social Features Brands Need to Know AT&T Invests More Than $100 Million Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in San Joaquin County PRNewswireJuly 10, 2019, 4:02 pmJuly 10, 2019 last_img read more

boostr Announces the End of Siloed Ad Sales and Operations with the

first_imgboostr, the first of its kind, next-generation CRM platform designed specifically for media & advertising companies, announced that its omni-channel order management system (OMS) is officially out of beta and generally available, enabling media companies to improve their revenue management.boostr’s OMS solves challenges with order management across insertion order (IO) and programmatic sales, enabling margin protection, simplified media planning, efficiencies trafficking orders and month end close. The boostr OMS also allows for single IO across multiple ad tech systems and trafficking automation with integrations to leading ad tech platforms, including: Google Ad Manager, Rubicon, SpotX, AdX and Netsuite.Marketing Technology News: ANSYS Welcomes Lynn Ledwith as Vice President of Marketing“We’d been searching for a holistic system that would serve the needs of Sales, Revenue Operations and Finance. We were thrilled to finally find that solution in boostr’s CRM+OMS platform.” – John Price, VP Revenue Operations, Complex Mediaboostr is the only end-to-end platform covering pre and post sales with a complete, omnichannel CRM and OMS. With boostr’s revolutionary platform media companies can achieve higher profitability by creating sales efficiency, improving forecast accuracy and growing revenue.Marketing Technology News: Relationship Intelligence Platform Affinity Hires Four New Vice Presidents“Publishers have suffered long enough dealing with too much complexity across direct and indirect channels. Over 75% of publishers are running at average or below average efficiency and their teams spend 40% less time selling than their peers in other industries. Their operations and siloed systems haven’t been able to keep up with the rapid pace of change in the advertising industry until now,” said Patrick O’Leary, CEO of boostr. “Finally, ad sales and operations teams can manage the pitch to pay process end-to-end in one platform and see real time how the business is performing across all channels.  The days of managing silo’d systems, dealing with integration headaches and inconsistent data across CRM and OMS are over!”O’Leary continued, “We couldn’t be more excited by the market reception for our groundbreaking solution, partnering with industry leaders who’ve chosen boostr, such as Complex Media, Electronic Arts, Draft Kings, Trusted Media Brands, Gear Patrol and Clique Media.”Marketing Technology News: VaaS and USB are Helping to Drive Growth in the Video Conferencing & Collaboration Market boostr Announces the End of Siloed Ad Sales and Operations with the General Release of its Omni-channel Order Management System (OMS) PRNewswireJuly 16, 2019, 10:05 pmJuly 16, 2019 boostrcrmNewsPatrick O’LearySiloed Ad Sales Previous ArticleBlueVenn Wins ‘Data-Driven Product of the Year 2019’ at London DataIQ AwardsNext ArticleBlackstone Announces Agreement to Acquire Vungle, a Leading Mobile Performance Marketing Platformlast_img read more

Ranveer Singh Breaks into An Impromptu Dance at Indias Most Wanted Screening

first_imgThe screening was attended by celebrities like Malaika Arora, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Ali Abbas Zafar, Ileana D’Cruz, Kartik Aaryan and Arjun’s family members including his sisters Janhvi and Anshula. Janhvi also took to her Instagram story, showering praises for his brother Arjun. Sharing a poster of the film, she wrote, “Go watch this film about faceless heroes and their untold story about protecting our country. Releasing tomorrow!!! @arjunkapoor A noble quiet hero. So honest and sincere.” arjun kapoorArjun Kapoor Malaika Arora MarriageArjun Kapoor Malaika Arora PicturesIndia’s Most Wanted First Published: May 24, 2019, 1:19 PM IST Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh came together for the first time in 2014 with Gunday. Since then they have been Bollywood’s one the most loved BFFs. From pulling each other’s leg on social media to praising each on public platforms, the two never fail to entertain their fans. Recently, when Ranveer attended the screening of Arjun’s film India’s Most Wanted, he couldn’t help but shower praises on the latter. After the screening, the two not only posed for paparazzi but also broke into an impromptu dance on their song Tune Maari Entriaan. They were also joined by Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar. Take a look!center_img India’s Most Wanted, directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, is about an undercover operation to capture a deadly terrorist without the use of any weapons. Though the makers have kept the name of the terrorist under wraps, it is believed to be Yasin Bhatkal, who allegedly co-founded the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen. Follow @News18Movies for more last_img read more