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The USHCC Congratulations Monica Gil

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:17:24 EST

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - January 23, 2017) - "We at the USHCC were excited to learn that Monica Gil will become the new Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. Her job will give her oversight of the company's corporate communications, government relations, and community relations efforts. In addition, Monica will manage key projects across all of Telemundo Enterprises business units.




New Study Finds that Generation Edge (Gen Z) is Entering the Workforce with Different Expectations and Concerns, Shaping the Future of the Workforce

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:00:00 EST

Generational consulting company BridgeWorks compares Generation Edge with Millennials in workplace themes like technology, work-life balance and gender




Why So Many Music Technology Startups Fail, According to DataArt Senior VP Media and Entertainment

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:07:42 EST

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 23, 2017) - The digital evolution has had a massive and continuing influence on the new music technology ecosystem, including the plethora of startups entering the space. But let's face it, just like music artists, not every new company will make it big -- and rarely is there only one reason for a startup's failure. So what do music technology startups need to know to increase their chances of success?




Make a Great Escape With Chris Evans to Give More Kids a Chance to Escape Cancer

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:02:00 EST

Win a Chance to Take Part in an Escape Room Adventure While Helping the Families of Christopher's Haven




OverDrive Education Launches Shared Collections for K-12

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

Schools and districts can cross-share digital collections with each other and provide more digital books to their students




MediaValet Selected to Manage Margaritaville's Iconic Brand Assets Through Cloud-Based Technology

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - January 23, 2017) - MediaValet Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MVP), a leading provider of cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) software, is happy to announce that Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC (Margaritaville), the global brand inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett, has selected MediaValet to provide a highly scalable, secure, cloud-based media library to manage their extensive 30-year collection of iconic brand assets and marketing material.




Keek Inc. Announces Launch of New Android User Interface for the Peeks Service

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 23, 2017) - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQB: KEEKF) today announced the launch of its new user interface ("UI") for the Peeks Android app. The new UI provides users with a variety of new features and improvements including: improved content categorization; easy access to professionally produced content; dedicated specialty channel for livestreaming gamers; streaming community comments on pre-recorded videos; improved navigation; easier access to follow, block and report other users and objectionable content; and content controls to include/exclude specific content categories along with many other improvements.




Digital and Live News Channels for Brands, as DMA Buys TheNewsMarket

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:44:54 EST

Big expansion for DMA Media as it acquires US-owned agency TheNewsMarket




"New to the Street" Broadcasting on Fox Business Network January 22, 2017 @ 1:30 PM ET / 10:30AM PT Featuring XFit Brands, Inc. (XFIT)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:30:20 EST

More "New To The Street" TV to feature Vystar Corp. (VYST) and Accurexa, Inc. (ACXA), February 2017




CORRECTION - Outfit7 Investments Limited, Creators of Talking Tom and Friends Franchise, Announces Sale of the Company to United Luck Consortium

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:46:45 EST

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2017) - In the news release, "Outfit7 Investments Limited, Creators of Talking Tom and Friends Franchise, Announces Sale of the Company to United Luck Consortium," issued earlier today by Outfit7, we are advised by the company that the date in last sentence of the second paragraph should read "January 12, 2017" rather than "January 12, 2016" as originally issued.  Complete corrected text follows.




Mr. Quanzhong Lin will acquire a majority of the common shares of Mercari

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:13:54 EST

CHENGDU, CHINA--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2017) - Mercari Communications Group Ltd. (OTC PINK: MCAR) today announced that Mr. Quanzhong Lin, a highly successful entrepreneur in China, will acquire a majority of the common shares of Mercari. Mr. Lin is a very experienced and successful industry leader in fields including Healthcare, E-Commerce, Project Investment, Global Tourism and Hotel Management, and has interests in a number of businesses located in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China. Mr. Lin stated that "I am very pleased to have taken an interest in Mercari Communications and look forward to identifying a suitable business in China for Mercari to acquire." 




Outfit7 Investments Limited, Creators of Talking Tom and Friends Franchise, Announces Sale of the Company to United Luck Consortium

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:42:27 EST

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2017) - Outfit7 Investments Ltd. (Outfit7), the entertainment company behind the global phenomenon Talking Tom and Friends, today announced that its shareholders have sold 100 percent of the company to a consortium of investors from Asia, represented by United Luck Group Holdings Limited under the leadership of Mr. Ou Yaping, for one billion US dollars.




PEAVEY ELECTRONICS to Be the First Exhibitor at NAMM 2017 Conference to Unveil a Holographic Display Through the Microsoft HoloLens

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:30:50 EST

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - January 19, 2017) - Audio equipment manufacturer, PEAVEY ELECTRONICS, will be utilizing the Microsoft HoloLens to add a new dimension to this year's NAMM Show experience, and will also make NAMM history by being the first exhibitor at the world's largest music conference, hosted in Anaheim, to employ the Microsoft HoloLens to create an immersive experience with holograms. PEAVEY ELECTRONICS is a global audio equipment manufacturer and is headquartered in Meridian, MS. In addition to the holographic display at the NAMM 2017 conference, PEAVEY also has a number of artists across different genres doing educational clinics, autograph signings, and live performances, at this year's NAMM expo. Please see the full appearance schedule below for further information:




Quest Resource to Present at Noble Small Cap and Emerging Growth Investor Conference

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:00:00 EST

THE COLONY, TX--(Marketwired - January 19, 2017) - Quest Resource Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: QRHC) ("Quest"), a leader in sustainability, recycling, and environmental and resource management, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Ray Hatch, will present at the NobleCon13 -- Noble Capital Markets' Thirteenth Annual Investor Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Fla.




New Phocuswright Data Shows One in Three U.S. Rentals Now in Urban Destinations

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:00:00 EST

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 19, 2017) - Over the past decade, private accommodation has undergone a period of unprecedented innovation and change. Not long ago, rentals were synonymous with week-long vacations to beach or mountain destinations. Traditional vacation rental was considered an alternative accommodation option, used by a small minority of travelers, and the segment lagged the broader travel industry in technology adoption and online distribution. A new report by travel industry research authority Phocuswright reveals market sizing, consumer trends, booking habits, and management options for the private accommodations sector in the U.S.




Frost & Sullivan Vulnerability Management Report Names Digital Defense, Inc. Industry's "Best Scanning Engine"

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:15:00 EST

Leading VMaaS Provider Solves False Positives Dilemma Plaguing IT




12 Finalists for 4th Annual Digital Entertainment World (DEW) Startup Competition Announced

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 EST

Innovative Startups Focused on Social VR, Music and Video Distribution, Licensing, Personalization, OTT and More Compete for DEW Startup of the Year




AdColony Appoints Jeff Hackett as Senior Vice President of U.S. Brand Sales

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:30:00 EST

Key Executive Hire Joins on Heels of Company Rebrand; Mike Owen elevated to Chief Revenue Officer, Global Brand




Movie Pilot and Twitter Present "Live Lounge at Park City" During the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT January 20th-21st

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2017) - Today Movie Pilot announced the launch of the "Live Lounge at Park City Presented by Twitter and Movie Pilot" which will take place on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st. Located at Park City Live, 427 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, the live studio will bring fans minute-by-minute news and Q & A's with the most buzzed about filmmakers and stars who are in town for the Sundance Film Festival.




Genius Brands International, Inc. Issues Shareholder Letter

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - January 19, 2017) - Genius Brands International (NASDAQ: GNUS) recently released a letter to shareholders from Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward. The complete letter follows:




Hootsuite Expands Social Media Leadership with Leading Industry Principals

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

Hootsuite's Momentum Continues with Key Customer Wins, New Partnerships, and Continued Product Innovation




ICAR and D-BOX Technologies are pleased to announce the launch of the largest racing motion simulator centre in Canada

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) -




ICAR et Technologies D-BOX ont le plaisir d'annoncer l'ouverture prochaine du plus grand centre de simulateur de mouvement en course automobile au Canada

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

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UPDATE - EnerCom Dallas Will Showcase Leading Energy Companies March 1-2, 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2017) - UPDATE - EnerCom Dallas Will Showcase Leading Energy Companies March 1-2, 2017




European CEO: How paperless procure-to-pay can save time, money, and the economy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:30:00 EST

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - While companies have quickly embraced digital technology for their interactions with customers, many have not yet taken the same approach with their invoicing systems, despite the obvious benefits. Digitising these back-end processes could go a long way towards reducing the astounding 40 percent of invoices that are paid late in Europe.




Fujifilm Releases X100F, 4K-Shooting X-T20, and XF 50mm f/2 Lens; More Info at B&H

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:30:00 EST

Photography News: Fujifilm is announcing some major additions and upgrades for the X Series; This includes a revamped X100F with a joystick, a 4K-shooting X-T20 mirrorless camera, and a compact XF 50mm f/2 R WR lens




Fujifilm Reveals Price and Specs of GFX 50S Mirrorless Medium Format Camera System, More Info: B&H

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:30:00 EST

Photography News: Fujifilm has finally unveiled full details of its 51.4MP GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Camera, which will sell for $6,499; Along with the camera, Fujifilm has also officially released three lenses and a variety of accessories




EnerCom Dallas Will Showcase Leading Energy Companies March 1-2, 2017

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:43:18 EST

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jan 18, 2017) - EnerCom, Inc., the award winning oil and gas-focused communications firm and host of the EnerCom Dallas investment conference on March 1-2, 2017, will feature leading North American oil and gas producers and energy technology companies.




Bingo Nation's Game Management System Receives GLI Certification

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:35:48 EST

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(Marketwired - Jan. 18, 2017) - Bingo Nation Inc. (OTC PINK:BLTO) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that its Class II proxy-player game management software and hardware is certified by Gaming Laboratories International LLC ("GLI"). GLI provides independent testing and inspection of electronic gaming products for regulators, suppliers, and operators in the gaming industry. The Company's system was certified by GLI in accordance with the testing, inspection and compliance standards of 25 CFR Part 547 - Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Games and Equipment of the National Indian Gaming Commission.




Matthew Browne Receives ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for Cabinet of Curiosities

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:33:09 EST

Saad Haddad, John Liberatore and Jonathan David Little Recognized with Special Distinction




McClatchy Selects MPP Global for World-Class Subscriber Management System

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:30:00 EST

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 18, 2017) - McClatchy, owner of media companies in 29 U.S. markets in 14 states, has selected MPP Global to support its digital initiatives with intelligent technology to drive audience engagement turning casual consumers into paid subscribers.




Genius Brands International, Inc. CEO Andy Heyward to Ring Closing Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:30:00 EST

Move Commemorates Company's November 2016 Uplist onto the Nasdaq Stock Market




StreamNet Inc. Signs agreement to receive $10 Million in Round One Funding

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 18, 2017) - StreamNet Inc. signs agreement to receive $10 Million USD in their first round of funding. The agreement signed includes an additional option for a second round of funding for a total of $20 Million USD.




Minnesota's Manufacturing Job Growth Slows

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:01:33 EST

EVANSTON, IL--(Marketwired - January 17, 2017) - Minnesota manufacturing employment inched up for a fifth straight year, though at a far slower rate than reported in previous years, according to the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to MNI's database of manufacturers, Minnesota added 946 jobs between October 2015 and October 2016, a bump of just a third of one percent.




Picking the Right Productivity Cloud: Look Beyond Familiarity and Cost

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 EST

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwired - January 17, 2017) - It is no longer a matter of "if", but "when" small and midsize businesses will move to the cloud. For most SMBs, the first decision they make will be on which productivity cloud to use -- MS Office 365 or Google G Suite. As noted in Cumulus Global's most recent eBook, Picking Your Productivity Cloud, SMBs are wise to consider more than familiarity and cost when making this decision.




Guitammer To Present at the European Broadcasting Union Production Technology Seminar 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 EST

WESTERVILLE, OH--(Marketwired - Jan 17, 2017) - The Guitammer Company (OTCQB: GTMM), the worldwide leader in haptic-tactile broadcast technology and creator of the award-winning ButtKicker®-brand low frequency audio transducers that provide a uniquely immersive entertainment experience, is pleased to announce that President Mark A. Luden will be presenting at the European Broadcasting Union's (EBU) Production Technology Seminar on Tuesday 24 January in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Luden's presentation, titled "Haptic Tactile Essence in Live Broadcast Production" will discuss Guitammer's patented haptic-tactile broadcast technology, its incorporation into broadcast production, and how it enhances the consumer viewing experience. As part of the programmes' "Session 1: Latest Trends In Content Production" his presentation will touch on lessons learned from Guitammer's two live haptic broadcast pilots: the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) on ESPN2 and the NHL's San Jose Sharks on Comcast SportsNet CA.




America to Perform at Four Winds New Buffalo on Friday, April 7

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:30:00 EST

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 20




Software Fail Watch Says $1.1 Trillion in Assets Affected by Software Bugs in 2016

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:30:00 EST

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 17, 2017) - Tricentis, the Continuous Testing Company, has announced the release of their third annual Software Fail Watch: 2016 in Review. The Software Fail Watch: 2016 in Review identified an unprecedented 548 recorded software fails, impacting 4.4 billion people and over $1.1 trillion in assets. This is a significant increase since the 2015 report.




Young Hollywood Expands With Launch of Six New Verticals

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - January 17, 2017) - Leading media brand Young Hollywood today announced a massive expansion with the launch of six new verticals. This move reinforces Young Hollywood's multi-platform approach, creating online communities designed to further engage audiences with targeted content. The new verticals will be dedicated to gaming, sports, food, music, fashion and social media influencers. This move follows the November launch of Young Hollywood's newest vertical, Younger Hollywood, designed to actively engage its younger audience.




Maropost Announces Entry into Competitive CRM and Commerce Markets

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

Toronto's fastest growing start-up prepares to go head-to-head with industry giants




Verifi's Sara Craven Recognized as Female Executive of the Year & Woman of the Year in Technology

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST

Verifi COO Recipient of Two Peer-Reviewed Awards for Excellence




MediaValet Named in Gartner's First Ever Market Guide Covering the Rapidly Evolving Digital Asset Management Industry

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - January 17, 2017) - MediaValet Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MVP), a leading provider of cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) software, is pleased to announce that Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) (Gartner) has named MediaValet, in its first ever "Market Guide for Digital Asset Management," as a Representative Vendor for mid-size to enterprise organizations looking for a SaaS-based DAM.




D-BOX Technologies teams up with ICAR for exciting VR driving experience at the Montreal International Auto Show

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 17, 2017) -




Technologies D-BOX s'associe à ICAR pour offrir un essai routier en réalité virtuelle lors du Salon international de l'auto de Montréal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

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Keek Inc. Provides Peeks Product Updates

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 17, 2017) - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQB: KEEKF) today provided updates on the Peeks livestreaming service. As originally announced in a press release dated November 14, 2016, a new user interface ("UI") has been in development over the past two months. The new UI has been designed in order to better categorize content in the service as well as to facilitate the broadcasting of recently acquired licensed content. The need for content categorization has become increasingly important over recent weeks as the user activity levels on the apps have amplified significantly. The increased activity levels have resulted in a wide variety of content, including content of a mature nature, being blended into the main content feed, where content is currently filtered and displayed to users based on age but not yet by category or type.