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    The leader in end-to-end rights management for the Media and Entertainment industry secures Series C Funding, accelerating FilmTrack's growth and strengthening their position above the competition within the industry.

    Studio City, Calif (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    FilmTrack, the leading end-to-end rights management solution that helps media and entertainment companies manage and monetize their intellectual property, has secured $5.5 million in Series C Funding from Insight Venture Partners. This additional investment will bring the total equity raised to over $40 million, allowing the company to further advance their comprehensive SaaS rights management solutions.

    “This additional capital demonstrates Insight Venture Partners’ commitment to our core business model and future growth,” says Jason Kassin, CEO of FilmTrack. “We look forward to putting this capital into our platform in order to accelerate our positioning as the clear leader for rights management within the media and entertainment industry.”

    FilmTrack’s business has more than tripled since Insight Venture Partners first partnered with the company in 2013. Insight’s new round of funding will elevate FilmTrack’s growth and innovation throughout 2017 and beyond.

    This funding follows pivotal company milestones, including:

    • The complete integration of acquired Jaguar functionality into their unified code base, allowing deeper financial capabilities pertaining to Royalties and Participations.
    • Contracting enterprise clients including NBCU, CBS, Scripps, and DHX; each use the FilmTrack solution to power their back offices and connect with internal and external business units, enabling them to maximize their intellectual property and unlock hidden revenue.
    • Full integration with EIDR, the Entertainment Identification Registry, and GoodData, the leading provider of business intelligence for data monetization.

    FilmTrack’s integrated, cloud-based SaaS platform has proven successful in helping clients enhance productivity, increase collaboration across business units, and exploit revenue opportunities. FilmTrack continues to solidify its position as the best rights management solution across the global media and entertainment industry. This latest round of funding is earmarked for major product enhancements – including an enhanced UI/UX, expanded reporting and analytics tools, and a deepening of the already robust finance and accounting capabilities.

    “No other company in the media and entertainment industry comes close to delivering the robust capabilities that the FilmTrack solution provides,” says Peter Sobiloff, Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners. “This additional round of financing represents another important step in building FilmTrack into one of the most sought-after end-to-end rights management solutions in the world.”

    About FilmTrack:

    Founded in 1996, FilmTrack is the leading end-to-end rights management solution, providing a unified single platform for contracts, rights, royalties, and financials. FilmTrack’s mission is to simplify the complexities of managing and licensing intellectual property. FilmTrack’s SaaS platform provides the tools to manage mission-critical data, including contracts, rights, royalties, financials, and asset management, all in one solution. Visit http://www.filmtrack.com to learn more.

    About Insight Venture Partners

    Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 1995, Insight has raised more than $13 billion and invested in nearly 300 companies worldwide. Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. For more information on Insight and all of its investments, visit http://www.insightpartners.com or follow us on Twitter: @insightpartners.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14585584.htm

    The post FilmTrack Raises Additional $5.5 Million from Insight Venture Partners, Solidifying Market Leadership Position appeared first on Latest Technology News.


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    Latest CMS software release supports digital newsletters, mobile integration, multi-site workflows, and enhancements to social sharing and content import services

    Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    With more than a dozen new features and enhancements, NEWSCYCLE Solutions announces ONSET version 2017-3, the latest release of its leading digital content management platform for the news media industry.

    Newsletters

    ONSET 2017-3 introduces a newsletter composer and distribution module, which allows users to create online newsletters that can be sent to readers via email or push notifications. Recurring newsletters can be delivered at specific times of day, and a unique ONSET filtering system lets editors quickly and efficiently determine which stories will be included in each newsletter.

    Understanding that newsletters represent an important tool for boosting digital revenues and increasing audience engagement, ONSET-generated newsletters can be distributed to readers as part of premium subscription packages, loyalty campaigns or other paid content strategies.

    Mobile

    With ONSET 2017-3, publishers no longer need to choose between mobile web and mobile apps. Editors can produce content once and deliver it to both responsive ONSET websites and to mobile apps. Content created in ONSET – including news stories, images and video – can be sent directly to Newscycle Mobile via RSS feeds at scheduled times during the day or immediately for breaking news alerts.

    Easy Social

    The Drupal 8 “Easy Social” module is now integrated with ONSET 2017-3, enabling content creators to quickly share stories, blogs, events and photo galleries to one or more social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

    Multi-site Content Sharing

    For media companies with multiple websites, ONSET 2017-3 now supports content sharing across sites. Authors and content creators can access one or more sites using a single login and password. Site administrators can control the access rights and permissions for each user on a site-by-site or multi-site basis.

    Import Engine

    ONSET 2017-3 features a custom Import Engine module, which allows authorized users to configure multiple imports for various types of content coming into the ONSET platform. Associated Press wire service import is supported, with the ability to publish simultaneously to both ONSET and the Newscycle Content editorial system. ONSET is fully integrated with Newscycle Content to create and deliver all multimedia digital and print content – including news stories, images, video, links and tagging – as a part of the storytelling process.

    For more information about ONSET 2017-3, please download our latest product datasheet: http://pages.newscyclesolutions.com/WCONSET_RegistrationPage.html

    For more information about Newscycle Mobile, visit http://newscycle.com/mobile

    About NEWSCYCLE Solutions

    NEWSCYCLE Solutions develops and delivers software technology that empowers the global news media industry. Our editorial, advertising, circulation and mobile solutions enable publishers to drive profitability, accelerate digital business models and optimize core print operations. We help our clients create stronger, better-informed communities while safeguarding the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. Newscycle is a trusted partner serving over 1,200 media companies with 3,000 properties producing more than 8,000 titles in 30 countries. Our company is headquartered in Bloomington, MN and has U.S. offices in Florida, Michigan and Utah; with international offices in Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Canada and the United Kingdom. Please visit newscycle.com for more information or write to us at info(at)newscycle(dot)com.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/onset/20173/prweb14583819.htm

    The post Newscycle Announces ONSET v.2017-3 Digital Content Management Platform appeared first on Latest Technology News.


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    Kaiser Permanente Southern California Chief of Staff, Oscar Bolanos, to Deliver Commencement Address

    Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    Year Up Los Angeles (“YULA”), a year-long workforce development program for low-income young adults, is proud to announce that it will host its first graduation ceremony on August 9, 2017. Kaiser Permanente Chief of Staff, Oscar Bolanos, will address graduates of YULA’s Class One, along with their families, faculty, staff and alumni.

    Year Up Los Angeles launched its inaugural class of 40 students on the campus of West LA College in Culver City in August 2016. The one-year program offers students hands-on technical and professional skills training, followed by a semester-long, credit-bearing internship at a top, partner company, including Snapchat, Salesforce, PayPal, Disney, Kaiser Permanente and many others.

    Guest speaker, Oscar Bolanos joined Kaiser Permanente in 2004 as an application analyst for the business, which contributed to his understanding and knowledge of business operations. Since that time, he has become a creative IT leader and champion who has driven projects ranging from system implementations to compliance sustainability to product adoption. His ability to forge relationships across all aspects of Kaiser Permanente has enabled KP’s large IT organization to partner with each other and its business colleagues in groundbreaking ways.

    Oscar Bolanos wears two hats within the Southern California region: he is the Chief of Staff, working alongside the SCAL and Pharmacy IT executive team to create, drive, and deliver regional initiatives; and he is the Chief of Staff, working alongside the Quality, Clinical Operations, and Patient Care Services Executive Team.

    “Mr. Bolanos’ record of leadership and commitment to excellence in his field are qualities we value deeply and work to instill in our Year Up students," said Michael Faught, Executive Director of Year Up Los Angeles. “We are honored to have Mr. Bolanos speak to the graduates of our inaugural class and his presence is the perfect send off as they enter the work force and become part of the movement to close the Opportunity Divide.”

    Oscar Bolanos said, “I am honored to address YULA’s first graduating class at the organization’s first graduation ceremony. YULA’s impressive training program transforms young adults in our community into the leaders of tomorrow. I am excited by this group’s hard work and dedication and am confident they will continue to shape their communities and make meaningful contributions to the work force.”

    Graduation will take place at West Los Angeles College, Fine Arts Building on August 9th at 6:00 pm.

    About Year Up

    Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college-level coursework. Its holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently serves more than 3,600 students annually across 24 campuses in Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, National Capital Region, New York City, Providence, Puget Sound, South Florida and Wilmington.

    To learn more, visit http://www.yearup.org, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter: @YearUp

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14563140.htm

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    New platform introduced at Inman Connect, a week-long event that brings together more than 4,000 professionals in real estate.

    Framingham, MA (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    Modern Stamp, a beautiful, simple event marketing solution that combines elegant, branded digital invitations with sophisticated RSVP tracking, launched today to make it easier for Real Estate professionals to market open houses, client appreciation events, homebuyer workshops, and more.

    With Modern Stamp, Real Estate professionals can now customize and send beautiful, branded digital invitations in just minutes. Award-winning features include hundreds of stunning design templates, easy photo and logo uploads, invitation sharing via email, Facebook, and Twitter, secure contact management, communication with attendees, and sophisticated RSVP tracking.

    “Modern Stamp separates you from the crowd of agents who only post Real Estate events to MLS and social media,” said Brad Morse, Agent, Keller Williams. “The ability to quickly send attractive invitations to my contacts and know exactly who’s coming to my events is a game-changer.”

    Key features of Modern Stamp include:

    ● Hundreds of stunning digital invitation templates

    ● The ability to customize invitations with photos and logos

    ● Invitation sharing via email, Facebook, and Twitter

    ● Quick, easy, and secure contact management

    ● Simple RSVP tracking and communication with attendees

    ● Comprehensive Help Center and dedicated customer support specialists

    Modern Stamp is a first-time exhibitor at Inman Connect. The company will host an exclusive launch event, provide live demos to attendees, and share special offers and giveaways with Inman Connect participants.

    “I attend Inman Connect to learn about the latest technology to build my Real Estate business,” said Andrea Geller, Broker, Coldwell Banker. “Inman attendees are going to be thrilled to learn about how Modern Stamp will simplify event marketing for the Real Estate industry.”

    Modern Stamp is owned and operated by Punchbowl, Inc., the company behind the state-of-the-art technology platform for online invitations and digital greeting cards. Punchbowl runs its platform on Punchbowl.com, best-in-class iOS and Android apps, and also licenses its technology to carefully selected consumer companies. More than 120 million online invitations and digital greeting cards have been sent on the Punchbowl platform.

    Modern Stamp for Real Estate is the first entry into the B2B market for Punchbowl. The company plans to extend Modern Stamp to additional professional verticals in the future.

    To learn more about Modern Stamp, visit https://www.modernstamp.com

    About Modern Stamp

    Modern Stamp is a beautiful, simple event marketing solution for professionals that combines elegant, branded digital invitations with sophisticated RSVP tracking. The platform makes it easy to customize and send professional digital invitations in just minutes with hundreds of stunning design templates, easy photo and logo uploads, invitation sharing via email, Facebook, and Twitter, secure contact management, communication with attendees, and RSVP tracking. Modern Stamp is owned and operated by Punchbowl, Inc., the company behind the state-of-the-art technology platform for online invitations and digital greeting cards that reaches tens of millions of consumers each year.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14580438.htm

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    StraighterLine announced today that Manor College has joined StraighterLine’s expanding partner college network.

    Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    StraighterLine, the leading provider of affordable, online courses that earn college credit, has partnered with Manor College, America’s only institution of higher education with a Ukrainian heritage and the best-priced tuition of any private Catholic college in Pennsylvania. This partnership will provide students a cost-effective and flexible way to complete general education courses online. StraighterLine’s reasonable online courses will now be offered to Manor College students starting at $59 per course with a $99 monthly membership.

    In addition, Manor will also be offering eligible students a tuition discount upon successful completion and transfer of StraighterLine courses.

    “We look forward to the collaboration with StraighterLine because they share our firm commitment to quality, student success, and degree completion,” said Manor College’s President Jonathan Peri. “StraighterLine courses are recommended by the American Council on Education Credit and the Department of Education selected StraighterLine as an EQUIP partner – a strong reflection of their evaluation of StraighterLine curriculum.”

    This partnership shows the commitment Manor College has to continually seeking new and innovative ways to support the success and growth of its students. Providing traditional and adult students with flexible learning modalities all while staying budget-conscious.

    Of the new partnership, StraighterLine founder and CEO Burck Smith said, “As a college committed to providing students an array of options to help them direct their own learning and personal development, Manor aligns well with our own mission of helping students access high quality education through the best valued, self-paced online courses guaranteed to transfer for credit into applicable degree programs. By partnering with StraighterLine, Manor College is providing its students a flexible way to reach their personal, academic, and career goals.”

    About Manor College

    Located in suburban Philadelphia, Manor College is America’s only institution of higher education with a Ukrainian heritage. Manor College offers 30+ associate degree and highly competitive, career advancement programs, including Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Expanded Functions Dental Assisting, Information Systems & Technology, Paralegal and Veterinary Technology. The Dental Hygiene and Expanded Functions Dental Assisting boast a 100% employment rate for students seeking employment in the dental field after graduation.

    Throughout its history, Manor College has been dedicated to providing students an array of options to help them direct their own learning and personal development, including traditional residential college experiences to online classes, or career-propelling certificate programs. Manor College is a leader in the nation for having a 10:1 student-faculty ratio. Learn more at http://www.manor.edu

    About StraighterLine

    StraighterLine is an innovative higher education model that provides high quality online general education courses that colleges recognize for credit.

    StraighterLine is among a select few online course providers to be invited to participate in the Department of Education’s EQUIP (Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships) Program, which allows students to access federal financial aid for the chosen programs. StraighterLine has developed a network of over 100 leading adult-serving colleges and universities that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses.

    Having been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request. StraighterLine currently serves 20,000 individual students a year. Visit http://www.straighterline.com for more information.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14583227.htm

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    The deal expands the agency’s social media division to round out its digital marketing offering.

    Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    Digital agency 6S Marketing has acquired social media agency Motive Communications. Motive’s founder, Mitchell Fawcett, joins the 6S Marketing team as VP Partnerships & Social Strategy. With this acquisition, 6S will now offer an advanced suite of social media services, rounding out a comprehensive digital marketing offering. Motive’s full client roster will be transitioned over to 6S. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed publicly.

    The deal marks the start of a significant expansion plan in 6S Marketing’s social media division across its Vancouver, Toronto, and New York offices. Under Fawcett’s leadership, the division will now deliver an extensive scope of services including strategy development, content marketing, influencer marketing, community management, paid media, and training, as well as a full range of creative production services.

    Sheng Li Digital, the agency’s Chinese-language marketing division, also plans to grow their social media services under the new leadership. WeChat and Weibo, China’s two most popular social media networks, are influential and nuanced.

    The agency recently hired Carolina Horna as a social media strategist to support the division’s increased demand. Additional hiring plans are in place for the anticipated new business.

    “We’re investing in an essential evolution of our services,” said Chris Breikss, 6S co-founder and CEO. “Social media and content-centric marketing are core components of a successful digital strategy. This unlocks an incredible opportunity to leverage Motive’s resources and capabilities to ensure 6S remains at the forefront of the industry.”

    Motive Communications, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, offers social media services to clients in a wide array of industries including tourism, hospitality, fashion, beauty, health, and education. The agency operates with a team of contractors based locally, as well as in Toronto, New York, and Seattle.

    About 6S Marketing

    6S Marketing is a leading digital agency in New York, Vancouver, and Toronto that transforms businesses for the digital age. For over 17 years, the direct response firm has helped clients revolutionize their businesses online. 6S focuses on emergent tactics such as marketing automation, social media and content strategy, online media buying, programmatic advertising, and multi-lingual campaigns. The independent agency has built a roster of top tier clients including Mountain Equipment Co-op, Pirelli Tires, Cirque du Soleil, Expedia Cruiseshipcenters, Herschel Supply Co, Bulletproof Coffee, Canada Games Council, KLM Airlines and Air France, and more.

    For more information visit: http://www.6Smarketing.com.

    Media Contact

    Vickie Hsieh

    Marketing Manager

    6S Marketing

    Phone: 416-639-0388

    Email: vickie(at)6smarketing.com

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14580420.htm

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    Digital Business Initiatives Will Struggle Unless CIOs Change the Way They Think About Networking –“By 2022, the percentage of enterprises that deem networking core to their digital initiative success will increase to over 75%, compared to less than 25% in 2017.”

    Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    CIOs today require data center network agility, increased availability, and improved ROI to achieve their digital business initiatives. Recent CIO research released shows that the criticality of the network will increase dramatically during the next five years as more enterprises accelerate their digital journey. Allocating strategic investments to bring agility and automation to a much outdated and brittle network will be key to the success of any digital transformation.

    Apstra®, Inc., the pioneer in Intent-Based Networking (IBN), delivered in July of 2016, the Apstra Operating System™ (AOS), to enable a vendor-agnostic, closed loop, intent-based Self-Operating Network™ to answer this challenge.

    According to a recent Gartner report, Make Networking a Critical Strategic Infrastructure for Enabling Digital, 14 July, 2017 ID: G00334596, “The typical CIO is already spending 18% of his/her IT budget in support of digitalization, with that number expected to increase to 28% by 2018. By way of comparison, top-performing enterprises (those where digitalization is fully baked into their planning processes and business model) are already spending an average of 34% of their IT budget on digital activities, which is expected to increase to 44% by 2018. While the precise elements of the IT budget are open to discussion, it’s clear that digitalization is becoming increasingly central to CIOs’ planning and investments, and networking will be a critical element.”1

    The report also states that “nearly 50% of CEOs are experiencing board pressure to make faster progress toward digitalization,” and “by 2022, the percentage of enterprises that deem networking core to their digital initiative success will increase to over 75%, compared to less than 25% in 2017.”

    “Apstra enables a Self-Operating Network, providing the agility and reliability CIOs require and delivering the missing link to make your network your most valuable asset to scale your digital initiatives and accelerate business velocity,” said Mansour Karam, CEO and Founder of Apstra. “While the networking mandate for the past decade has been cost control, ‘modern networks are the mission-critical highway and the virtual lifeblood’ for delivering digital products and services in nearly every industry. CIOs need to change their networking investment, culture and business processes now to keep pace, or get left behind.”

    CIOs must ensure the network transformation is funded as part of new digital initiatives, versus as an unbudgeted exception. “Treat networking as strategic infrastructure, not as an expense to be reduced year over year,” wrote Joe Skorupa and Dennis Smith, Analysts at Gartner.2

    Make Networking a Critical Strategic Infrastructure for Enabling Digital goes on to say that “Gartner’s client interactions highlight that of all IT functions, networking now tends to be among the biggest inhibitors to innovation…Accelerating automation will be a key building block enabler for digital business. Not only will it increase the provisioning speed for needed infrastructure resources, but it will also increase service availability through the reduction of human error, which is a major cause for outages. CIOs must stress the importance of increasing automation throughout their organizations. This is particularly true among the networking areas where network automation has lagged behind other areas…Since automation is a key underlying enabler, stress the importance by instituting a mantra of automating all manual repetitive tasks.”

    Apstra was recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor for Enterprise Networking, (17 April 2017 ID: G00326666) and offers the only vendor-agnostic and full Intent-Based Networking system.

    Apstra Operating System™

    AOS automatically prevents and repairs network outages for dramatically improved infrastructure uptime. It operates a network as one system massively improving infrastructure agility while reducing operational expenses. AOS’ distributed data store is a repository of all intent, configuration, and telemetry state, hence acts as a single source of truth for your network. It’s self-documenting nature streamlines compliance tasks. AOS is device-agnostic and works across all major vendors as well as open alternatives.

    The full Gartner report, Make Networking a Critical Strategic Infrastructure for Enabling Digital, 14 July, 2017 ID: G00334596 is available here.

    1 Gartner, Inc., Make Networking a Critical Strategic Infrastructure for Enabling Digital, 14 July, 2017 ID: G00334596 – Dennis Smith, Dale Kutnick

    2    Gartner, Inc., Change How You Fund, Build and Measure to Achieve Network Agility to Support Digital Business, 26 June 2017 ID: G00324779- Joe Skorupa, Dennis Smith

    About Apstra, Inc.

    Apstra® is the pioneer in vendor-agnostic Intent-Based Networking to enable a Self-Operating Network,™ a network that configures itself, fixes itself and defends itself. The company is redefining network operations and economics to make the network a CIO’s most valuable asset to address business velocity. The Apstra Operating System™ (AOS) provides the only vendor-agnostic, intent-based, closed-loop “command and control” system delivering agility and massive TCO savings through automation of network operations. Apstra is based in Menlo Park, California and is privately funded.

    Click here to request a demo.

    Apstra Blog

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    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14585617.htm

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    Leading marketing data and insights company positions for growth with expanded office space and new vision

    Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    After outgrowing its previous office space at 909 Walnut in Kansas City, Pinsight Media has officially settled into its new headquarters just a few blocks away with a new vision for growth.

    The new 20,000-square-foot office, located on the 15th floor of the City Center Building at 1100 Main St. Kansas City, Mo., is now home to the company’s 125 employees. It features an open, airy floor plan with glass-walled conference rooms and a large kitchen communal area overlooking the Kansas City skyline. There are no enclosed offices and height-adjustable desks allow employees to sit or stand, promoting a collaborative environment for employees at all levels.

    “Our new home is a perfect reflection of our culture and our vision,” said Kevin McGinnis, CEO of Pinsight Media. “Kansas City is a vibrant community with amazing talent and we are proud to be right in the center of it all with a great new space to support our growing team.”

    As part of the move, Pinsight also announced a new strategy focused on repositioning itself as the most reliable source for actionable marketing insights. A shift from its previous position as a premium ad network, the company is leveraging its exclusive access to first-party data from Sprint to focus on helping businesses uncover new audiences, discover new market opportunities and help better engage consumers through established marketing efforts.

    “In today’s fast-paced marketing world it is not just about the delivery mechanism but the data that fuels those decisions,” said McGinnis. “We realized the data we have is extremely valuable in uncovering the unique stories of the mindset and intentions of consumers which can help drive actions and meaningful connections when it matters most.”

    The company’s new tagline, ‘Data Fueled, Insights Driven’, is now highlighted on the company’s new website and throughout its new office. A new product lineup is also in the process of being deployed, which includes an ID Suite of customer and marketing analytics reports as well as its Pinsight Personas for media buyers and On-Device Monetization solutions.

    Since deploying it’s new strategy over the last month, Pinsight has signed several new deals with leading national brands to deliver insights reports and announced new partnerships with the industry’s leading data providers and media buying platforms.

    While the majority of the team is based out of the Kansas City headquarters, Pinsight also has remote offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dallas.

    About Pinsight Media

    Pinsight Media is the only source for actionable insights gleaned from first-party mobile data. Leveraging its exclusive access to verified, first-party mobile data from the Sprint family of networks, Pinsight provides actionable insights that help fuel smarter business and marketing decisions. From identifying a brand’s best customers, to developing custom audiences, and reaching them on-device, the company provides solutions for every touchpoint. Pinsight Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint®. For more information visit http://www.pinsightmedia.com.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14587753.htm

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    Registration for the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Maintenance Symposium is now open. The event will be held December 4–6, 2017 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Administrative support for the event is provided by SAE International under contract with the DoD.

    WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    Registration for the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Maintenance Symposium is now open. The event will be held December 4–6, 2017 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Administrative support for the event is provided by SAE International under contract with the DoD.

    Additionally, the co-located Defense Maintenance and Logistics Exhibition (DMLE) showcases the latest products and technologies in the industry. At the DMLE, exhibitors from large- and small-scale companies in the fields of military and commercial maintenance technology, information systems and management processes have outstanding access to buyers and influencers representing the military, government and the defense maintenance industry.

    Appropriate for government, military and industry audiences, the 2017 DoD Maintenance Symposium is the only forum sponsored and conducted by the Office of the Secretary of Defense that addresses maintenance of weapon systems and equipment. The symposium will also feature the Maintenance Innovation Challenge, a competition promoted by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs. He issued a challenge for participants to submit their maintenance-related innovations by September 15, 2017. Of an anticipated 100 competitors, six candidates will be chosen to present their innovations and one selected as the challenge winner. More information can be found here: http://www.sae.org/events/dod/cfp/

    No other event provides the breadth and depth of technical presentations across the entire maintenance community. The Symposium presents the means to influence the future of the maintenance community. Additionally, the DMLE provides unprecedented opportunities to network with attendees.

    For more information about the 2017 DoD Maintenance Symposium, visit: http://www.sae.org/events/dod/

    For more information about the Defense Maintenance and Logistics Exhibition, or to register, visit: http://www.sae.org/events/defexpo/

    About SAE International

    SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

    For more information: http://www.sae.org.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14587905.htm

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    The no-cost technology training and job placement program will begin accepting applications from military spouses and veteran spouses immediately.

    Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    NPower, a national nonprofit that provides free technology workforce development programs, today announced that spouses of military veterans and active duty military personnel are now eligible for any NPower program currently open to military veterans. This change has slowly been introduced in some regions offering veterans programs but it will be immediately implemented in all sites for any upcoming class that is still in open recruitment, including NPower Texas.

    “We opened our veterans programs to spouses to acknowledge the sacrifice an entire family makes when one spouse volunteers for service,” said Bertina Ceccarelli, Chief Executive Officer of NPower. “Military spouses’ careers are often impacted by deployments and changes in station, resulting in the interruption of education and employment, as well as increased demands with childcare.”

    NPower currently offers free IT training programs for both veterans and young adults from underserved communities. NPower Texas is one of two regions that is entirely dedicated to training veterans. Recently, NPower’s veterans programs have expanded to include a second location in the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda) which offers Enterprise Service Management training, a new veteran’s core class in New Jersey and Texas now offers coding and cyber security in addition to the NPower flagship program, Tech Fundamentals.

    “As a veteran, myself, I am proud that NPower has always been both dedicated for and committed to training veterans in Texas,” said Regional Director of NPower Texas, Russ Medina. “It is only natural now, as we continue to expand, that we widen our reach to include the spouses who have altered their own career paths for the good of our country. We have already welcomed several spouses into our programs and we look forward to including even more in our classes and launching some dynamic IT careers in Texas for veterans and spouses alike.”

    Spouses interested in veterans programs can apply now. Visit http://www.npower.org/northtexas for more information.

    About NPower

    NPower is a national nonprofit, founded in 2002, that creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching IT careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. They empower under-represented talent to pursue tech futures by teaching the technical and professional skills demanded by the marketplace, and engaging corporations, volunteers and nonprofits in the long-term success of their students. NPower programs are free to qualified students. For more information, visit http://www.npower.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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    The no-cost technology training and job placement program currently offers the Tech Fundamentals program in San Jose and the advanced training program, Enterprise Service Management in Alameda.

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    NPower, a national nonprofit that provides free technology workforce development programs, today announced that spouses of military veterans and active duty military personnel are now eligible for any NPower program currently open to military veterans. This change has slowly been introduced in some regions offering veterans programs but it will be immediately implemented in all sites for any upcoming class that is still in open recruitment.

    “We opened our veterans programs to spouses to acknowledge the sacrifice an entire family makes when one spouse volunteers for service,” said Bertina Ceccarelli, Chief Executive Officer of NPower. “Military spouses’ careers are often impacted by deployments and changes in station, resulting in the interruption of education and employment, as well as increased demands with childcare.”

    NPower currently offers free IT training programs for both veterans and young adults from underserved communities. NPower California is one of two regions that is entirely dedicated to training veterans. Recently, NPower’s veterans programs have expanded to include a second location in the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda) which offers Enterprise Service Management training, a new veteran’s core class in New Jersey and Texas now offers coding and cyber security in addition to the NPower flagship program, Tech Fundamentals.

    “Since 2016 we have allowed military and veteran spouses to join our program here in California and it is great that we are officially opening our recruitment in such a way,” said Regional Director of NPower California, Dann Bergman. “As many of our program participants live in the San Francisco Bay area; with one of the highest costs of living in the country; it’s extremely important that we offer our resources to both veterans and their spouses so that both may benefit from the opportunities that this program provides, to ensure their families enjoy the prosperity and standard of living they would have enjoyed had they not graciously given their time to military service.”

    Spouses interested in veterans programs can apply now. Visit http://www.npower.org/sanfrancisco for more information.

    About NPower

    NPower is a national nonprofit, founded in 2002, that creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching IT careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. They empower under-represented talent to pursue tech futures by teaching the technical and professional skills demanded by the marketplace, and engaging corporations, volunteers and nonprofits in the long-term success of their students. NPower programs are free to qualified students. For more information, visit http://www.npower.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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    The no-cost technology training and job placement program will begin accepting applications from military spouses and veteran spouses immediately for the Tech Fundamentals Program in Jersey City.

    JERSEY CITY, NJ (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    NPower, a national nonprofit that provides free technology workforce development programs, today announced that spouses of military veterans and active duty military personnel are now eligible for any NPower program currently open to military veterans. This change has slowly been introduced in some regions offering veterans programs but it will be immediately implemented in all sites for any upcoming class that is still in open recruitment.

    “We opened our veterans programs to spouses to acknowledge the sacrifice an entire family makes when one spouse volunteers for service,” said Bertina Ceccarelli, Chief Executive Officer of NPower. “Military spouses’ careers are often impacted by deployments and changes in station, resulting in the interruption of education and employment, as well as increased demands with childcare.”

    NPower currently offers free IT training programs for both veterans and young adults from underserved communities. Recently, NPower’s veterans programs have expanded to include a second location in the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda) which offers Enterprise Service Management training, a new veteran’s core class in New Jersey and Texas now offers coding and cyber security in addition to the NPower flagship program, Tech Fundamentals.

    “I was so pleased to have the support to introduce a veterans program here in New Jersey,” said Bea Tassot, Regional Director of NPower New Jersey. “As a mother of a Marine I was adamant that I wanted to expand the classes here in Jersey City and I was overjoyed by the support I received to make it happen. I was happy to see NPower come through for our veterans in this region; even more now that the support extends to spouses as well.”

    Spouses interested in veterans programs can apply now. Visit http://www.npower.org/newjersey for more information.

    About NPower

    NPower is a national nonprofit, founded in 2002, that creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching IT careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. They empower under-represented talent to pursue tech futures by teaching the technical and professional skills demanded by the marketplace, and engaging corporations, volunteers and nonprofits in the long-term success of their students. NPower programs are free to qualified students. For more information, visit http://www.npower.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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    Transaction Reflects DuPont’s Commitment to Shaping the Agtech Market; Granular’s CEO Sid Gorham to Lead Digital Agriculture for DuPont

    WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    DuPont announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Granular, Inc., a leading provider of software and analytics tools that help farms improve efficiency, profitability and sustainability. Granular also operates AcreValue.com, the leading digital marketplace for farmland real estate. Sid Gorham, Granular’s co-founder and CEO, will continue to lead Granular and will lead Digital Agriculture for DuPont, which includes responsibility for Encirca® services, DuPont’s agronomic software business.

    “This acquisition is an important component of our commitment to leading and shaping the agtech market,” said DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Collins, with responsibility for DuPont’s Agriculture segment. “We believe DuPont’s agronomy expertise, deep customer relationships and market reach will accelerate Granular’s business growth and help us deliver more value to growers around the world.”

    With its focus on developing innovative solutions to help growers build strong, sustainable businesses, DuPont is creating a digital agriculture ecosystem to support information sharing, services and commerce. This acquisition will enable the business to connect growers, analytics and public and private data to advance our vision for a digitally connected, more sustainable agriculture industry.

    “We started Granular to make a big impact on the business of farming,” said Gorham. “I am confident that as part of DuPont we will make a bigger impact even faster. DuPont shares our vision for using technology to help farms improve their dollar yield, not just their bushel yield. We are excited to pursue that vision together.”

    Granular was founded in 2014 with the mission of helping farmers operate more efficient and profitable businesses. The company serves many of the farms in the industry across the United States, Canada and Australia. Granular’s leading position has enabled it to generate tremendous value for growers farming nearly 2 million acres of commodity and specialty crops.

    “Granular’s products – both AcreValue and Farm Management Software – have become indispensable tools for me as the leader of a farm business,” said Trey Hill, CEO of Harborview Farms, Rock Hall, Maryland. “We also rely on Encirca® services to make critical agronomy decisions on the farm, so I am excited to see how this combination of leading products, teams and technologies will shape the future of digital agriculture.”

    “We are excited to welcome the Granular team to DuPont and we look forward to working with them to bring a clear advantage to our grower customers,” Collins continued. “Granular is recognized as a clear market leader, as evidenced by its rapidly growing customer base and its existing partnerships with agriculture industry leaders, such as the recently announced integration of Granular into John Deere’s Operation Center. We look forward to building on this strong momentum.”

    Closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected in the third quarter. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Following the close, Granular will continue to maintain its offices in San Francisco, California, and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

    Merger of Equals

    On August 4, 2017, DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) announced that all required regulatory approvals and clearances had been received in connection with the proposed merger of equals pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, as amended on March 31, 2017, (the “Merger Agreement”) under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger (the “Merger Transaction.”) Dow and DuPont have agreed in writing that the closing conditions have been satisfied and that the Merger Transaction will close on August 31, 2017.

    Certain regulatory approvals and clearances were granted based on the companies fulfilling their commitments to divest certain assets, among other conditions, (the “Conditional Commitments”). In connection with the Conditional Commitments, DuPont entered into a definitive agreement (the “FMC Transaction Agreement”) with FMC Corporation (FMC). Under the FMC Transaction Agreement subject to the closing of the Merger Transaction in addition to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval, FMC will acquire certain Crop Protection business and R&D assets from DuPont and DuPont has agreed to acquire certain assets relating to FMC’s Health and Nutrition segment, (collectively, the “FMC Transactions”). DuPont and Dow intend, following consummation of the Merger Transaction, that the combined company, DowDuPont Inc., will pursue, subject to the receipt of approval by the board of directors of DowDuPont, the separation of the combined company’s agriculture business, specialty products business, and materials science business through a series of tax-efficient transactions (collectively, the “Intended Business Separations”). For more information, please see DuPont’s latest annual, quarterly and current reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, as well as the joint proxy/prospectus included in the DowDuPont Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed in connection with the Merger Transaction.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This document contains forward-looking statements which may be identified by their use of words like “plans,” “expects,” “will,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or other words of similar meaning. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about the company’s strategy for growth, product development, regulatory approval, market position, anticipated benefits of recent acquisitions, timing of anticipated benefits from restructuring actions, outcome of contingencies, such as litigation and environmental matters, expenditures, financial results and timing of, as well as expected benefits, including synergies, from the Merger Transaction and the Intended Business Separations, are forward-looking statements. These and other forward-looking statements, including the failure to consummate the Merger Transaction, the Intended Business Separations, the FMC Transactions or the Conditional Commitments, to make or take any filing or other action required to consummate such transactions in a timely manner or at all, are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are based on certain assumptions and expectations of future events which may not be realized. Forward-looking statements also involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company’s control. Some of the important factors that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those projected in any such forward-looking statements are: fluctuations in energy and raw material prices; failure to develop and market new products and optimally manage product life cycles; ability to respond to market acceptance, rules, regulations and policies affecting products based on biotechnology and, in general, for products for the agriculture industry; outcome of significant litigation and environmental matters, including realization of associated indemnification assets, if any; failure to appropriately manage process safety and product stewardship issues; changes in laws and regulations or political conditions; global economic and capital markets conditions, such as inflation, interest and currency exchange rates; business or supply disruptions; security threats, such as acts of sabotage, terrorism or war, natural disasters and weather events and patterns which could affect demand as well as availability of products for the agriculture industry; ability to protect and enforce the company’s intellectual property rights; successful integration of acquired businesses and separation of underperforming or non-strategic assets or businesses; and risks related to the Merger Transaction, the Intended Business Separations, the FMC Transactions and the Conditional Commitments. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the Merger Transaction, the Intended Business Separations, the FMC Transactions and the Conditional Commitments, are or will be more fully discussed in (1) DuPont’s most recently filed Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports, (2) DuPont’s subsequently filed Form 10-K and 10-Q reports and (3) the joint proxy statement/prospectus included in the Registration Statement filed with the SEC about the Merger Transaction. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Consequences of material differences in results as compared with those anticipated in the forward-looking statements could include, among other things, business disruption, operational problems, monetary loss, legal liability to third parties and similar risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on DuPont’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations, credit rating or liquidity. The company assumes no obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws.

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    “Anytime” Online Tutorials Give Hotel Teams an Effective Way to Learn Property Software Fast, Gain Confidence in Operations

    Markham, ON (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    When an independent operator hires staff, they want their new team members to start fast. With a legacy of providing PMS spanning more than 30 years, Maestro’s team understands the needs of hotel operations and systems training. That is why they built online tutorials and eLearning functionality into their family of 20+ Maestro PMS property software solutions. Maestro’s eLearning system helps property staff and managers gain confidence in property software system use so they can focus on guest needs as quickly as possible.

    “When we converted from another sales and catering to Maestro our team had to learn a new system. Maestro’s eLearning Web Tutorials helped us learn how to use the system, and showed the ‘why’ behind Maestro’s functionality so we understood the system and how to best use it to serve guests,” said Susan Corrigan, Director of Sales at Pocono Manor Resort and Spa. “When I saw how well Maestro’s eLearning courses worked to show my team how to use the system I asked them all to take the tutorials as part of their job.”

    Many operators incorporate Maestro’s eLearning training courses into property instruction guides to train new staff quickly and efficiently. Maestro eLearning offers 31 courses that are fully-integrated with the Maestro Front Office System and its other modules.

    eLearning is a standard part of Maestro’s free Diamond Plus Service and includes “anywhere – anytime” online webinars. “Maestro’s Diamond Plus service offering includes 24/7 help desk access, free version upgrades and eLearning to help Maestro users develop skill and confidence in their ability to get the maximum benefit from their system,” said Maestro PMS President Warren Dehan. “We continuously ask our clients for insights on how we can make Maestro stronger. We developed our eLearning functionality to address the staff training challenge many independent operators face.”

    eLearning is integrated with Maestro so staff can get quick answers to system questions while they are on the job. They can pause the training session and try out the function in a training version or on the live software. Hotel staff can also take system courses when they are off property from Maestro’s eLearning website. The system tracks which courses staff members take, what lessons they complete and their scores on proficiency exams.

    Maestro PMS delivers revenue-generating tools and services that increase profitability, drive direct bookings, centralize operations, and provide personalized guest service to keep guests coming back. Click here for more information on how to reserve, engage and socialize with Maestro PMS.

    About Maestro PMS

    Maestro is the preferred cloud and on-premise PMS solution for independent hotels, resorts, conference centers, and multi-property groups. This PCI certified and EMV ready enterprise system offers 20+ integrated modules on a single database including web and mobile tools to increase profitability and enable operators to engage guests with a personalized experience. For over 35 years Maestro's Diamond Plus Service has provided unparalleled 24/7 North American based support and education services to keep hospitality groups operational and productive. Click here for more information on Maestro PMS.

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    William Byron, the 19-year-old Liberty University sophomore and NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie who drives the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports, announced Wednesday that he will race at the highest level for the 2018 season, in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

    Concord, N.C. (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    William Byron, the 19-year-old Liberty University sophomore and NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie who drives the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports, announced today that he will race at the highest level for the 2018 season, in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He will replace veteran Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Chevrolet and drive for 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning next season, making his debut at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18. Liberty University will continue to be a primary sponsor.

    “It hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Byron, who will turn 20 on Nov. 29. “Mr. Hendrick has built such a great team. The people at Hendrick Motorsports have dedicated their lives to giving their drivers the best chance to win every weekend. I have a responsibility to them to work hard and put everything I have into this opportunity. They need to know I’m always giving 100 percent because that’s what they do."

    Byron joins seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Chevrolet), along with fellow rising stars Chase Elliott (No. 24) and Alex Bowman (No. 88) to complete Hendrick’s 2018 lineup.

    Byron has posted eight consecutive top-10 finishes in the XFINITY Series, driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports team. Rick Hendrick signed the prospect in 2016. This year, the Charlotte, N.C., native has already earned three wins: at Iowa Speedway on June 24, Daytona International Speedway on June 30, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 22, where he became the youngest driver to win at the Brickyard. He has moved into second place in the series points standings after 20 of the season's 33 races.

    In 2016, Byron turned in the most successful debut season in Camping World Truck Series history with a NASCAR national series rookie record seven victories.

    “When I told my parents that I wanted to drive race cars, they supported me and believed I could do it," Byron said. "Without them, there’s no way this would be possible. Axalta and Liberty University are awesome partners, and I’m so thankful for their faith in me. I’m going to do all I can to make my family, my sponsors and my teammates proud and represent them all in the right way.”

    Hendrick, who received a $25,000 check from Liberty President Jerry Falwell last week to start the Ricky Hendrick Memorial Scholarship Fund through Liberty's Automotive Dealership Management degree program in its School of Business, expressed confidence that the young driver will continue to strive for excellence.

    “At every step, William has proven how quickly he can adapt,” said Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “Some drivers have raw talent and some have a strong work ethic. William has both. It’s impressive to see a young guy who never gets rattled and instinctively knows how to communicate with his team. That level of commitment, poise and pure ability is rare at any age. I think he’s just scratching the surface.”

    Byron is pursuing a degree in business communications through Liberty's online education program.

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    SAE International has launched a new, dynamic, web-based application to help detect counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts.

    WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    SAE International has launched a new, dynamic, web-based application to help detect counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts. The SAE International Counterfeit Defect Coverage (CDC) Tool helps develop a counterfeit detection test sequence and its associated counterfeit defect coverage while considering the resources necessary to implement those tests.

    The new Counterfeit Defect Coverage Tool supplements SAE International’s technical standard, “AS6171: Test Methods Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Parts.” AS6171 ensures consistency across the supply chain for test techniques and requirements based on assessed risk associated with the application, component, supplier, and other relevant risk factors.

    Features of the new CDC Tool include:

    • Automated computational overhead for calculating counterfeit defect coverage in association with AS6171
    • Insight into counterfeit defect coverage (CDC), counterfeit type coverage (CTC), the not covered defects (NCD), and the under covered defects (UCD)
    • Tailored test sequence based on availability of resources and risk tolerance
    • Optimized test sequences to better manage costs

    For more information, or to access the SAE International Counterfeit Defect Coverage Tool, visit http://www.sae.org/standardsdev/cdctool/.

    SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

    http://www.sae.org

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    The first ever “click fraud” trial results in a single-count misdemeanor conviction

    Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

    A federal jury of the Eastern District of New York has acquitted Fabio Gasperini of all the cybercrime felony charges against him. Official sources confirmed that this was the first ever “click fraud” case to proceed to trial in the United States.

    According to court documents, Gasperini, a 34-year old resident of Rome, Italy, was arrested in the Netherlands last June 18, 2016, and later extradited to the United States. The indictment charged Gasperini with two counts of aggravated Computer Intrusion, Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering. If convicted of all counts of the indictment, Gasperini faced up to 70 years in prison.

    Gasperini was represented by Simone Bertollini, an Italian American attorney. Court filings show that, at the arraignment, held on April 24, 2017, Bertollini had requested a speedy trial, which the Court set to July 24, 2017. Gasperini’s attorney had also requested Gasperini’s release on bail, which the District Judge denied. Gasperini later appealed his custody determination to the Second Circuit, without success.

    In the two weeks of trial, prosecutors called over 20 witnesses and cybersecurity experts, including the Director of the Internet Storm Center. Prosecutors attempted to prove that Gasperini created and controlled an army of 150,000 computers around the world to run an auto-click scheme that defrauded online advertisers. During trial, Bertollini worked to undo testimony from expert witnesses, advertising executives, FBI investigators and business owners called by the government.

    A large part of the evidence introduced at trial consisted of emails sent and received by Gasperini. Before trial, Bertollini had sought to suppress the emails, arguing that they were seized through to an extraterritorial application of the Storage Communication Act. Last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided—in the famous Microsoft case—that the SCA does not apply outside the United States.

    Another substantial part of evidence introduced at trial consisted of screenshots from the “Internet Archive”, also known as the “WayBack Machine”. Bertollini had sought suppression of the screenshots, arguing that they cannot be used against a defendant in a criminal case.

    During closing arguments, Bertollini disputed the narrative of events given by the prosecutors. Bertollini said the government had presented no substantial evidence, and only independent theories that did not connect. He pointed out that none of the experts who testified had seen the actual botnet, all the evidence presented was circumstantial, and never led back to his client. Bertollini also wondered aloud how Gasperini could be convicted of conspiracy, when there were no co-defendants charged in the case.

    On August 4, 2017, after two days of deliberation, the jury returned a “not guilty” verdict on all the felony charges. The jury found Gasperini guilty of one misdemeanor count of Computer Intrusion, which carries a maximum statutory penalty of one year. The verdict was a big surprise for many cybersecurity experts that have been closely watching the case.

    Today, five days after the jury verdict, the District Court sentenced Gasperini to 12 months in prison, a $100,000 fine, and 12 months of supervised release. Experts confirmed that no one before had been given such an extreme sentence on a misdemeanor computer intrusion charge. Bertollini defined the sentence as “unconscionable”, and indicated that an appeal to the Second Circuit has already been filed.

    Gasperini is expected to be returned to Italy within days, as his 13-month pretrial detention will be credited against today’s sentence.

    The case is USA v. Gasperini, case number 1:16-cr-00441, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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    Popular gift and fashion company anticipates faster time to market and improved communication with Centric Software PLM

    CAMPBELL, Calif. (PRWEB) August 10, 2017

    Mud Pie, an award-winning manufacturer of innovative and affordably priced gifts and apparel, has selected Centric Software to provide its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software is the leading PLM solution for fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods companies.

    Founded in 1988 by CEO Marcia Miller, Mud Pie offers a range of custom-crafted gifts and clothing at affordable price points for style-conscious consumers in over 16,000 retail outlets around the world and online.

    Charlene Schoepp, Director of IT Applications at Mud Pie, explains that Mud Pie reached a point where it became obvious that the company needed a PLM system to support its design, development and production process.

    “We examined our core competencies and where we were struggling,” says Schoepp. “Mud Pie is built on the fact that we design and develop great products, primarily in kids’ clothing, home décor and women’s fashion. We were running our product development team on an outdated system that frequently crashed. We were not giving our teams the tools they needed to succeed and it was time to put some technology behind our products. We want to get to market quicker with fewer errors.”

    After a series of RFPS, demos and reference checks, which narrowed their original list of ten vendors down to two, Mud Pie finally selected Centric Software PLM. “A couple of things sold us on Centric,” explains Schoepp.

    “First Centric has very strong Adobe Illustrator integration and we wanted a system that would help, not hinder designers,” Schoepp elaborates.

    “In addition, we also liked Centric’s Agile DeploymentSM project methodology,” Schoepp continues,“ We sit down with the Centric team, explain our requirements and see changes that day or within a couple of days, rather than waiting six months. Centric is very focused on customer satisfaction. They want to do whatever they can to make Mud Pie happy and give us the right tools and feedback to succeed.”

    Schoepp concludes, “Centric PLM could handle everything we explained right out of the box. We weren’t looking at a tool we would have to completely reprogram to suit Mud Pie’s needs. Personalization, not customization, is key for us because it will also allow us to grow and evolve with time.”

    “We’re looking forward to having a single place for the product development team to store information. Currently, designs are in one place, costings in one place, emails contain yet other information. It’s a free-form system that makes it easy for errors to occur. We’re putting more structure behind the work they’re doing and we expect that Centric will make our design process quicker, because information will be more easily accessible. Communication will be much easier as there will be a single place to go to get a whole overview of the item.”

    “We’re only halfway through the implementation but our users love it,” she continues. “It’s always a learning curve with a new system but it’s intuitive and they don’t have to fight to find information. People can create views and slice and dice data the way they want to see it. They also love the communication and the fact that they can communicate with suppliers right in Centric. You always get nervous about putting in a new system but it has received a lot of praise, which we are very thankful for.”

    According to Mud Pie, Centric’s attitude to customer service and customer relationships has been a crucial part of the project so far.

    “We talk to the Centric team daily,” says Schoepp. “Their attitude is ‘what can we do to make Mud Pie succeed?’ If we ask a question and we’re going down a path that’s not best practice they’ll let us know and say, just so you know, our other customers are doing it this way. The way they leverage that prior knowledge is really helpful.”

    “We welcome Mud Pie to the Centric family,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “Mud Pie is a unique brand in that they produce a diverse range of gifts and craft objects as well as apparel lines. We look forward to helping Mud Pie see faster, more efficient time-to-market and communication benefits as the project continues.”

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    Mud Pie (http://www.mud-pie.com)

    Founded in 1988 by current CEO Marcia Miller, Mud Pie is an award-winning manufacturer of innovatively designed and affordably priced gifts. Based in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the company is comprised of 3 divisions--Mud Pie Baby, Mud Pie Living and Mud Pie Fashion. Mud Pie is a favorite brand of style-conscious consumers and is available in over 16,000 specialty retailers and department stores around the world and directly to consumers at http://www.mud-pie.com.

    Centric Software, Inc. (http://www.centricsoftware.com)

    From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software provides Digital Transformation Solutions for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. The Centric Visual Innovation Platform (Centric VIP) is a visual, multi-device, platform of touch-based boards that digitalize the product strategy, ideation and go-to-market process, resulting in a massive boost in execution speed and creative iteration. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality and collection management functionality for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses. Centric was the first to market with mobile apps for PLM.

    Centric Software has received multiple industry awards including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM in 2016 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015, and 2016.

    Centric is a registered trademark of Centric Software. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    Centric Software

    Americas: Jennifer Forsythe, jforsythe(at)centricsoftware(dot)com

    Europe: Kristen Salaun Batby, ksalaun-batby(at)centricsoftware(dot)com

    Asia: Lily Dong, lilydong(at)centricsoftware(dot)com

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    filmora.io collaborates with YouTube’s rising stars to create advice videos to help all creators grow their channels

    Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 10, 2017

    “How to get subscribers?” “What videos should I make?” – These are questions YouTube creators ask and search all the time. A lot of online resources give out generic and high level advice like "be yourself" and "make good content". filmora.io, a YouTube creator community, has asked 14 up-and-coming YouTube stars for their first-hand stories and actionable advice on how they successfully grow their subscribers and channels. Today, filmora.io launches its Get Subs 2017 campaign to share all the advice videos along with awesome giveaways that will help all creators grow their channels.

    Visit Get Subs 2017 website to watch the videos and win prizes: https://www.filmora.io/get-subs-2017

    From today to August 28nd, filmora.io will release a new advice video daily and a free 14-page Get Subs Guide that includes YouTube tips, worksheets and checklists. All the videos are made by creators from different genres, each of which features one creator’s story on how they grew subscribers. Viewers will walk away with an actionable piece of advice that they can start implementing on their own YouTube channel or even be inspired to start one. filmora.io will also give away one iPhone 8 (yes, it’s an 8!), one DJI Spark Drone and 10 Samsung Gear 360 Cameras to those who sign up and share the campaign with hashtag #GetSubs2017.

    The creator lineup includes 18-year-old vlogger Jack Brinkman, comedian and prankster Paloma Renee, LGBTQ couple Him & Him, tech vlogger SAMTIME, ASMR artist Whisper Latina, beauty and fashion vlogger Linn Moberg, DIY home decor creator ElleToshea and more.

    “I didn’t get 400,000 subscribers overnight from one viral video,” said 18-year-old vlogger Jack Brinkman in his advice video, “What I did was to find a trending topic that I can relate to. Then I would create a couple different videos on that topic. If one person clicks on one of your videos, it’s bound to have a couple more of your relevant videos suggested for that person. Over time, it will bring in more views and subscribers.” Brinkman makes challenge videos with his girlfriend Gabrielle, and his channel has gained over 400,000 subscribers in two years.

    “I got my first 1,000 subscribers using a strategy called hustle and heart,” said Adrian Brambila who makes dance videos on YouTube under the name El Tiro. “I would spend hours online watching other people’s dance videos. Then I would comment and give them constructive criticism without asking for anything in return. Eventually, they will check out my channel and subscribe back. I reached out to at least 22 channels every day back in the days.” Brambila’s channel now has over 87,000 subscribers.

    “There’re many ways one can grow their YouTube channel, but what’s currently available online is limited and very generic -- you read or watch something and you still don’t know what to do next,” said Erica Lam, community manager of filmora.io. “This collection of real stories and advice is diverse and inspiring. We hope that other creators will be able to discover, use these tactics, actually try them on their channels, and make real progress that they can be proud of.”

    2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of YouTube’s partner program – the first program that lets creators get paid for their viral content and even make YouTube their full-time careers. Over the past decade, we have seen the increasing fame and wealth some of the YouTube superstars gained. However, to new creators who just start on YouTube, being a celebrity is rarely one of their immediate goals.

    “We have talked to many creators who have smaller channels,” said Lam, “We found that, to them, being on YouTube isn’t just about making money and being a star - it’s a community where they can share their creativity and messages, and connect with audiences around the world. We want to help them grow this community starting from their first 100, or even 10 subscribers.”

    Get Subs 2017 campaign includes 13 advice videos created by 14 rising YouTube stars:

    • How to Turn New Viewers into Subscribers - Luis Alamilla
    • Master Creative Video Editing - Linn Moberg
    • How to Grow Using Trending Topics - Jack Brinkman
    • How to Make Thumbnails People Click On - Gabrielle Moses
    • Get More Views with Trends and Metadata - Him and Him
    • 3 Easy Production Tips to Get More Subs - SAMTIME
    • How to Use Your Channel Stats to Get Subs - Whisper Latina ASMR
    • Why Branding to Your Channel is VITAL - Foxy Comedy
    • Finding Your Niche on YouTube - NellahGrace
    • Connecting with Other Creators to Grow - El Tiro
    • How to OWN a YouTube Trend - ElleToshea
    • How to Make a Good Collab Video - JeffTutorials
    • How to Be a Real Person and Grow on YouTube - Paloma Renee

    About filmora.io: Launched in early 2017, filmora.io is a new online YouTube creator community from the makers of Filmora video editor. In order to help creators make better videos and grow their channels, filmora.io provides valuable content and resources including how-to video tutorials, handy video tips, YouTube news and trends. filmora.io also offers a forum where creators can connect with each other and support one another to reach their YouTube goals. Website: https://www.filmora.io/ Twitter: @filmoraio / Instagram: @fimora.io

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    iBwave Solutions, the global standard for in-building wireless network design, is pleased to announce that TOYO Corporation, one of Japan’s leading technology specialists, has successfully used iBwave Wi-Fi to design a wireless network for Interop Tokyo 2017 held at Makuhari Messe Japan.

    Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) August 10, 2017

    iBwave Solutions, the global standard for in-building wireless network design is pleased to announce that TOYO Corporation, one of Japan’s leading technology specialists has successfully used iBwave Wi-Fi to design a Wireless LAN network for Interop Tokyo 2017 held at Makuhari Messe Japan. Interop is a major business technology event that brings together tech leaders from across the globe to exchange ideas, learn about the latest trends and meet leading vendors. During the event ShowNet is constructed as a demo network from the latest products contributed by network vendors. It provides network connectivity for exhibitors and visitors. For this year, the number of participating exhibitors reached 535, and over 140,000 people were expected to visit in three days.

    For this year’s ShowNet, TOYO was tasked with designing a Wi-Fi Network that would provide uninterrupted connectivity. In the past, the network suffered quality issues due to wireless traffic congestion. Users complained about dropped calls, low throughput and slow data upload making it difficult to stay connected while at the venue. But this year with the help of iBwave Wi-Fi and its 3D prediction capabilities, Engineers at TOYO were able to run simulations and get accurate predictions to make sure the network is fast and dependable, providing uninterrupted connectivity to all attendees.

    “Before iBwave we were essentially putting our best guess forward when designing networks and then hoping for optimum results, but now with iBwave Wi-Fi on our side, we can generate accurate predictions and make sure our designs reflect the actual needs of the network, this will help us work closely with our partners”, Hiroaki Tokumichi, Sales Manager TOYO.

    “We are thrilled that TOYO used iBwave Wi-Fi to tackle connectivity issues for this important event. Our Wi-Fi solution leverages iBwave’s extensive experience of designing in-building wireless networks for major world events and venues. This easy to use tool saves you valuable project time and its prediction capabilities take the guess work of designing carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks”, says Roger Samuel, Director of Sales, iBwave APAC.

    Learn more about iBwave’s Wi-Fi Solutions visit our website.

    About TOYO Corporation

    TOYO Corporation is one of Japan’s pre-eminent specialists in the all-critical area of measurement, providing comprehensive and integrated support in the core triad of hardware, software and education. Our aim is to provide our customers and clients with thoroughgoing and all-embracing service, while engaging in constant and ongoing feedback with our suppliers and developers. It is our ultimate objective that we serve as an effective interface in all our endeavors, then contribute paving the future for industry and research ends. For more information please visit TOYO Corporation website.

    About iBwave

    iBwave Solutions, the standard for converged indoor network planning is the power behind great in-building wireless experience, enabling billions of end users and devices to connect inside a wide range of venues. As the global industry reference, our software solutions allow for smarter planning, design and deployment of any project regardless of size, complexity or technology. Along with innovative software, we are recognized for world-class support in 90 countries, industry’s most comprehensive components database and a well-established certification program. For more information visit: ibwave.com

    For media inquiries please contact:

    Amna Chishty

    Communications Specialist, iBwave

    E: amna.chishty(at)ibwave.com

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