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    NYC area IT security consultant helps customers protect their computer and device processors from attacks exploiting the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (PRWEB) January 09, 2018

    eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT security consultant and MSP, issued emails over the weekend warning customers about the recently publicized Meltdown and Spectre security flaws that affect countless personal, business, cloud and mobile computer processors worldwide.

    In the urgent communication, the company explains the nature of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities and countermeasures that software giants Microsoft and Apple are undertaking to prevent exploitation of the flaws. eMazzanti then offers to help customers “patch, backup, and install the latest software” to keep their environments up and running.

    The email notice also provides a link to a Meltdown and Spectre technical analysis of what these two vulnerabilities could mean to a customer’s infrastructure.

    “eMazzanti Technologies has been working tirelessly with our partners and hardware vendors to ensure that our client base has taken the appropriate steps to protect their data.,” stated Almi Dumi, Chief Information Security Officer, eMazzanti Technologies. “We urge customers with any questions or concerns to contact us by calling our service desk at (201) 360-4400 or submit a support request by email.”

    Meltdown and Spectre Security Flaws Warning

    Here is the text of the email warning:

    “Chances are you own a smartphone or computer that contains a chip that hackers could potentially exploit to get access to sensitive information.

    That's because billions of devices are affected by two major security flaws revealed by cyber-security researchers on Thursday. The flaws, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, affect processing chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM Holdings. That means if you use a desktop, laptop, smartphone or cloud service from Apple, Google, Amazon, or Microsoft you might be vulnerable!

    It is important to note that the exploitation of either one of the vulnerabilities is virtually untraceable and almost impossible to detect. The attacks leverage technologies developed to improve performance on processors affecting millions using personal and cloud computing as well as mobile devices such as smartphones.

    As a countermeasure to Spectre and Meltdown software companies such as Microsoft and Apple have rolled out patches to protect against side-channel attacks and prevent kernel space and physical memory mapping available in user space.

    We can help you: patch, backup, and install the latest software to keep your environment up and running. Don't wait for it to happen to you, contact us at help(at)emazzanti(dot)net or call us 24/7 at 866-360-4400.”

    Staying Vigilant

    Keeping up with threats to sensitive data requires that individuals and organizations stay vigilant. Accordingly, anyone charged with data security who is unsure about what to do may call the IT security professionals at eMazzanti Technologies

    Related resource information:

    Stick with Security: Secure remote access to your network

    Tips to Improve Your Cybersecurity in 2018

    About eMazzanti Technologies

    eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver retail and payment technology, digital marketing services, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring and support to increase productivity, data security and revenue growth for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers.

    eMazzanti has made the Inc. 5000 list eight years running, is a 2015, 2013 and 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year, 2016 NJ Business of the Year, 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year and one of the TOP 200 U.S. Microsoft Partners! Contact: 1-866-362-9926, info(at)emazzanti(dot)net or Twitter: @emazzanti Facebook:

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    Limitless and Hercules combine to create the ultimate 4G connected smart home on the road

    (PRWEB) January 09, 2018

    Furrion, a global leader of innovative products and solutions, today debuted its new concept vehicles, Limitless and Hercules, at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Limitless, a customized fifth wheel, and Hercules, a futuristic semi-truck, join Elysium, the motorhome complete with a hot tub and helicopter on top that Furrion introduced at CES2017, to complete the concept fleet. All three vehicles are outfitted with the latest in technology, combining smart living solutions with sophisticated design for a luxury mobile lifestyle experience. As a leading innovator in consumer electronics and energy systems for recreational vehicles, yachts, hotels and homes, Furrion showcases the company’s smart technology with their new fleet of luxury vehicles.

    “Our concept fleet gives us the flexibility to showcase our innovation practically anywhere, and we are excited to unveil Limitless and Hercules here at CES,” said Matt Fidler, co-founder and chief marketing officer for Furrion. “Unlike a standard trade show booth, by using the vehicles we are able to demonstrate the products in a home so people can see how these applications would truly be used to enhance their daily lives. CES has never seen anything like this, with three massive mobile showcases that are packed with innovation actually inside the convention center, and we think consumers will respond well to the wide range of products we are launching this year. From the introduction of our state-of-the-art kitchen appliances to LED fireplaces to the most versatile and adventurous Bluetooth speaker, our Furrion LIT, we are excited for this year’s show.”


    Limitless is a fifth wheel like no other. It is 41 feet long and 8 feet wide and features six slide outs that will expand the RV to 350 square feet of living space. Limitless it towed by Hercules – a futuristic semi-truck that boasts 22 torque of towing capacity and features its own luxury living quarters behind the main cab. When paired together these two vehicles create a connected living experience that redefines luxury mobility.

    Stepping into Limitless is like stepping into a luxury hotel suite or apartment, as you enter with views of a professional kitchen straight ahead and a luxury living room to the right. The kitchen is any home chef’s dream, complete with a full suite of stainless steel appliances, including a full-sized side-by-side refrigerator, built-in oven, gas cooktop and hood, convection microwave, induction cooktop island and a compact dishwasher. It wouldn’t be luxury living without the 48 bottle wine fridge that can also double as extra food storage space when you have guests.

    The living area is perfect for entertaining, with its spacious layout and a 65-inch smart TV and multi-zone Furrion entertainment system that allows you to control the content with a touch of the remote throughout the RV. Adding a unique touch is the 40-inch electric LED fireplace, which not only has adjustable temperature controls to heat the entire space but also allows you to change the color of the life-like flame simulation from orange to red to blue depending on your preference.

    On the other side of the kitchen and dining area is the bedroom quarters, complete with a king-sized bed and a 39-inch smart TV and entertainment system for relaxing. No detail was spared and that includes the smart bathroom facilities. The bathroom features a digital tap, a smart shower complete with smart temperature controls, steam functions and Bluetooth speakers, a Furrion smart toilet and an smart mirror. The Furrion tankless water system that Limitless features ensures there will always be hot water on demand.

    While the inside is luxurious, the outside of Limitless is just as high-tech. An omnidirectional antenna ensures you will be able to receive TV, Wi-Fi and Furrion’s new 4G data network, which is rolling out on RV’s in the USA later this year. The antenna includes digital signal boosters to provide Internet connectivity in even the most remote areas, so you can always be connected. A Furrion 58-inch smart TV and entertainment system on the outside of Limitless allows you to take entertaining outdoors. Because safety and security are always a top priority, Furrion has outfitted Limitless with its Vision S video surveillance system, which has four exterior cameras and a seven-inch touch display that allows for monitoring. The cameras offer up to 50 feet of viewing (day or night, with infrared night vision) and have both microphones and motion sensors. For added peace of mind, users can set the device to alert them if there is motion outside. When Hercules is towing Limitless, the cameras can sync to another seven-inch touchscreen display inside Hercules’ cockpit, transforming the vehicle into a constant observation system for driving and maneuvering.

    Hercules got its name due to its sheer size and strength, but it definitely has a softer side as well. Behind the cockpit are compact living quarters with a luxury feel. There you will find a bedroom and a living space with a 24-inch Furrion TV, a Furrion infotainment system, a compact refrigerator and microwave. In the living quarters, occupants can gaze at the stars through the moonroof on top. Keeping with Furrion’s mission for smarter power solutions, Hercules is also fitted, with a 100W solar panel and lithium-ion battery system that can power the compact living quarters when the generator is turned off. Hercules boasts many unique details that are not included in a traditional semi from the observation system to the one-of-a-kind moon roof, careful detail was taken to ensure an exclusive experience. When towing Limitless, Hercules’ living space can be used as an additional bedroom, allowing more people to enjoy the adventure.

    All three of Furrion’s concept vehicles will be on display at CES in booth 30768 in the South hall and then will continue to tour the US at various events. When not on the road, Elysium, Limitless and Hercules reside at Furrion’s Innovation Center and Institute of Technology in Elkhart, Indiana.

    For further information, please contact: media(at)furrion(dot)com

    About FURRION

    Furrion ( is a global technology company that designs and manufactures products and services that enhance consumer lifestyles. As a leading supplier of luxury products to various industries, Furrion’s portfolio includes electronics, appliances, renewable energy, automotive navigation, information technology, power management systems, electrical components and robotics.     

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    SociallyMined shares the top 4 tips for trades associations to enhance their digital brands in 2018.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) January 09, 2018

    SociallyMined (, the industry leader for producing results-driven digital campaigns, has revealed a list of the top 4 tips for trades associations to enhance their digital brands in 2018.

    SociallyMined (, the industry leader for producing results-driven digital campaigns, has revealed a list of the top 4 tips for trades associations to enhance their digital brands in 2018.

    1.    Find your Audience. Many trade associations are on a tight budget and don’t have resources for a full time social media team. Often a trade association’s social media presence is just a placeholder and doesn’t provide strategic content to the right audience. SociallyMined offers clients the ability to revamp their social media presence using technology to ensure their content is going to the right place.

    2.    Get out of your Comfort Zone. Video and mobile are scary words but you may have noticed that a lot of content on the interest is trending more visual. You may have also realized that more people are digesting content on their phones more than a traditional computer. We design content to utilize current technology to keep you on the front lines.

    3.    Find your Influencers. Social media influencers can be big stars but sometimes smaller, less known people can be just as influential on social media for your issue or brand. We have the technology to help you find your influencers so you can target them with your content.

    4.    Monitor your Sentiment. As a trade association, you are representing an entire industry to policy makers and the general public. It is important to monitor what people are saying about your industry. Our technology provides real-time, cross-platform sentiment monitoring to give you up to the second information about what people are saying about your industry online.

    Venture funded, SociallyMined has been listed as a top 150 DC area tech company by DCInno. The Company’s mission is to constantly onboard new innovative technologies in an effort to maintain a robust toolkit of solutions to drive results and increase ROI for their clients. SociallyMined leverages big data to engage with key influencers by amplifying a message in an integrated way that is changing the face of advocacy, branding, and public-sector solutions.

    “In Washington DC, there are a plethora of Trade Associations working to get their messages out. Therefore, it is imperative that they consider innovative ways to get their message heard,” stated Steve Denis, co-founder and President of SociallyMined. “We work with Trade Associations to leverage proprietary outreach technology to create a deep-rooted digital footprint that will amplify their message and ensure their issue is being heard by micro-targeting the right decision makers.”

    SociallyMined offers the ability to target specific journalists and outlets (online and traditional) who have relevant interests and followers in the desired demographic. This includes generating content, identifying the potential audience, pushing out the content to them, and engaging them in creating a community for a brand that can then be retargeted repeatedly as the brand grows – all while providing reports to track impact.

    The SociallyMined team is comprised of industry leaders with experience dealing directly with brands, political candidates, non-profits, individuals, and governments. SociallyMined ensures a message is being heard by those influencers and decision makers that can affect change and make an impact for brands, issue-advocacy, and individual campaigns.

    SociallyMined was founded in 2016 by Matthew Anthes, Steve Denis, and Steve Zeitchik; they maintain offices in Washington DC, New York, and Tel Aviv.

    For more information on SociallyMined please contact SociallyMined Public Relations via email at info(at)sociallymined(dot)com or phone 202-559-8987. You can also visit and follow @SociallyMined on Twitter.

    About SociallyMined

    SociallyMined is a boutique digital agency and advocacy firm with a creative approach to reaching the market efficiently and effectively, providing quantifiable results and reports along the way to track progress. SociallyMined services incorporate cutting-edge technologies designed for Fortune 500 brands, utilizing big data and analytics to track relevant consumer sentiment and behavior, and influencing the sentiment to direct it towards a predetermined outcome. Their analytic solutions are integrated into their other services which include influencer marketing, native advertising, mobile marketing with geofencing, interactive videos, and more, providing a customized strategic campaign for their clients generating high engagement with a relevant audience. In addition, they offer diverse traditional services which include web design, social media campaigns, and video production.

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    Jayson to Lead Innovative Media Solutions for USIM.

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    USIM, the fastest growing independent, full-service media agency, has named Rob Jayson its Executive Vice President of Insights and Analytics.

    Jayson brings 20+ years of robust experience in marketing analytics, audience sciences, media strategy, media buying and research to USIM. Throughout his career, Jayson has created unique, data-driven insight tools and processes to help agencies enrich strategic communication planning for clients such as Verizon, Toyota (Scion), Disney, Nestle, JP Morgan Chase, Hewlett-Packard, FOX, General Mills, Caesars, and more.

    At USIM, Jayson will assist in developing media insights and will be responsible for bridging the gap between consumer trends and the industry to determine appropriate and effective advertising platforms across all channels.

    “USIM strives to deliver strategic and successful media solutions that are customer-centric and platform agnostic,” said Eran Goren, USIM’s President – Digital Media / EVP, Communications. “We’re thrilled to add someone with Rob’s level of acumen and expertise to our team. He truly shares in USIM’s mission to deliver seamless messaging to people, not screens or devices.”

    Previously working for Zenith (Publicis Media), Jayson comes to USIM having led the agency’s analytics activation, connecting business goals to strategy. He managed worldwide development of data infrastructure, including new visualization programs and analytics solutions, and created alignment between marketing and agency teams, driving campaign performance.

    An industry thought leader, Jayson recently presented at SXSW and ARF on topics related to consumer experience and owned / paid media synergies, and holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

    Rob Jayson will work out of USIM’s New York City office.

    For more information, please contact Chelsea Lancaster, PR/Marketing Manager for USIM at clancaster(at)theusim(dot)com


    USIM is the fastest growing independent media agency providing best-in-class integrated media solutions. Every day and with every challenge, USIM Practices the Art of Human Sense – blending cutting edge research and technology with ingenuity, human insight and creativity, delivered in a seamless experience for its clients and agency partners. Founded by media pioneer Dennis Holt in 2004, USIM has main offices in New York, Los Angeles / Orange County, Atlanta and Chicago, and was named MediaPost’s first-ever Programmatic Agency of the Year. For more information, visit

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    IT Central Station announced that CA Service Virtualization is the top ranked service virtualization solution of 2017, based on product reviews and buyer behavior from the IT Central Station community of enterprise tech professionals.

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    Based on IT Central Station’s enterprise software rankings, the year’s top service virtualization tools are CA Service Virtualization, followed by Micro Focus Service Virtualization, Parasoft Service Virtualization, and IBM Rational Test Service Virtualization.

    These product rankings are generated by IT Central Station’s crowdsourced buyer intent data and peer reviews that are written by real enterprise tech users. Each product’s composite ranking incorporates ranking factors and calculations generated by reviews, rating, views, comparisons, and follows by enterprise tech buyers in the IT Central Station community.

    Service virtualization reviews from the IT Central Station community address the software’s pros and cons, ROI, use case, and business value. For example, in his review of CA Service Virtualization, a Chief Product Officer writes: “We have many third-party dependencies. Situations we have to develop and test for include when they are down, or change their data, or don’t support certain conditions. CA Service Virtualization simulates them perfectly, but under our control to change and keep up 100%.”

    IT Central Station ranking factors and calculations are fully transparent and can be found below the rankings at

    About IT Central Station

    IT Central Station is the leading product review site for enterprise technology. The company reaches over 22 million tech buyers who access and share unbiased product information, actively tapping into a community of other real users, in order to make the best buying decision. IT Central Station has been called an "innovative platform at the forefront of the new social buying process" by IDC and the "Yelp for Enterprise Tech" by the Wall Street Journal. For more information, visit

    During the past year over two million professionals, including those from 98% of the Fortune 100, have used IT Central Station’s crowdsourced reviews in their technology buying process. All reviews are validated as authentic through IT Central Station's triple authentication process. IT Central Station’s reviews are known for their depth and quality, with an average of 420 words per review.

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    With its development arm – Champion Real Estate Development – serving as general contractor, the company plans to break ground on a mixed-use site in downtown Powell in early 2018.

    POWELL, Oh (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    The Champion Companies is bringing more housing options to fast-growing Delaware County. With its development arm – Champion Real Estate Development – serving as general contractor, the company plans to break ground on a mixed-use site in downtown Powell in early 2018.

    The site will consist of 64 one and two bedroom apartments as well as a number of retail sites with frontage along W. Powell Road. The first residential units will be available in the fall, and while tenants for the retail sites have not yet been confirmed, Champion’s Chief Investment Officer Dan Hunter expects an upscale restaurant to occupy the space with details and a formal announcement to follow.

    “This is a very rare and exciting opportunity to bring the residents of Powell something that they will be proud of for years to come. We’re very excited to build a first class apartment and retail site in the heart of Powell,” said Hunter when asked about the project.

    This will be Champion’s first development site of 2018 with additional project announcements coming soon.

    About Champion

    Founded in 2010, Champion is a market leading multi-family investment, development and management firm. Champion currently owns and manages 5,000 apartments, with 14 communities in the growing cities Columbus (Easton), Dublin, Hilliard, Lewis Center (Polaris), Sunbury, Westerville, Worthington and Powell(Coming Soon). Champion has been named a Fastest Growing Private Company in Central Ohio for six years in a row. Champion has been recognized for its philanthropic efforts, receiving a Columbus Business First Corporate Caring Award and a Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service in 2017. Champion has also received “Best Place to Work” two years in a row.

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    Two Industry Leaders in Tranformational Change Join Forces

    MCLEAN, Va. (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    CU RateReset, the provider of Financial Product Acquisition and Retention Software, today announced a strategic partnership with CU Strategic Planning to offer credit unions solutions in a rapidly changing market with sound strategic planning assistance, CDFI designation and grant services, joint credit union technology innovation, and digital transformation solutions.

    CU RateReset’s three primary product programs are:

    •     Reset – for Auto, Mortgage, Credit Cards, CDs, and Personal Loans which enables a member to reset existing financial products they have with a credit union without the cost and hassle of refinancing.
    •     LoanGEN – for Loan Acquisition and Recapture which helps a credit union to recapture member mortgages, auto loans, personal loans and credit cards at other financial institutions as well as showcase products to attract new members.
    •     Digital Pre-Approval - for Credit Card, Auto Recapture, Home Equity Loans, Personal Loans and new CD’s that provides members with a digital offer that they can review, make choices and execute the required documents and even authorize a balance transfer.

    CU Strategic Planning works with credit unions large and small to improve both their financial performance and the impact they have on their community. Whether it’s through consulting, strategic planning or grant writing, CU Strategic Planning helps credit unions achieve missions that make a difference. Founded in 2008, they have assembled an elite team- the best of the best in the industry. From former trade association executives to turn around CEOs, their team shares a passion for making the world a better place by helping credit unions to thrive. 

    Joe Brancucci, President, CU RateReset said. “We are very excited to team up with CU Strategic Planning and believe this joint effort will help the overall industry as credit unions face the challenges of staying relevant in a rapidly changing market, while evolving their strategic plans to include vital digital transformation.”

    “CU Strategic Planning was founded with the mission to fulfill the promise of credit unions to meet the needs of their communities with financial strength and soundness- the credit union double bottom line,” said Jamie Strayer, Founder of CU Strategic Planning. “CU RateReset continues the long history of credit unions inventing financial products that have shaped the financial landscape by meeting consumer needs. The commitment of our partnership is to give credit unions tools that don’t exist anywhere else in the market that improve the lives of their members and the financial returns to the credit union, regardless of size, field of membership, designation or experience of each credit union.”

    “Credit Unions that have not explored new digital transformation strategies may lose member relevance. Strategic planning that helps credit unions reimagine what is possible by utilizing new innovations for a new generation of members is the key to future success. The track record of our two companies to help credit unions be more successful makes this partnership unique and unparalleled,” said Stacy Augustine, President and CEO of CU Strategic Planning.

    About CU Strategic Planning:

    CU Strategic Planning has developed more best practices than almost any other organization in the credit union industry. They have developed over 73 award-winning CDFI applications, each required groundbreaking new products, policies, partnerships, and programs creating many innovations now shared with hundreds of credit unions that drive loan growth and create a new standard for ROA - four times the industry average. For more information on CU Strategic Planning visit


    About CU RateReset:

    CU RateReset offers award winning products that allow the member to be in control of what has historically been routine administrative tasks that are time consuming for both front line and support staff. Both Reset Auto and Reset Mortgage, products successfully tested and adopted in the market, allow a member to reset the term of an existing auto loan, personal loan or mortgage based on credit union criteria. The software promotes loan retention at a very low cost, and provides a member with a favorable view of the member advocacy of the credit union. The Digital Pre-Approval Solutions make it simple and fast for a credit union to acquire or recapture member automobile loans, mortgage loans, personal loans and credit cards. For more information on CU RateReset visit

    Media Contact

    Keith Kelly                             

    CU RateReset                        


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    Exclusive Opportunity for Paid Internship for MEWShop-Trained Editors through New York-Based TV Production Company.

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge, digital-training destination for post-production and content creators, has transitioned its acclaimed Six Week Intensive Workshop to include Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and After Effects. Following industry trends, MEWShop will be migrating the course from including Apple® Final Cut Pro® to Adobe® Premiere® Pro. In addition, the Six Week Intensive offers training in Adobe® After Effects and Avid Media Composer as well as daily lessons in film theory and aesthetics. In this class students not only learn how to use the leading industry tools, but the key decision making process that leads to great storytelling.

    MEWShop is also proud to continue its successful intern referral program created in conjunction with iTV America, the production powerhouse known for producing Pawn Stars and other hit television series. Upon completion of Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Six Week Intensive Course,” students will be given the opportunity to apply for the paid editorial internship – via resumes and work samples – through which they will continue their editing training, working on iTV America shows.*

    For the first Six Week Intensive course starting January 22nd, Manhattan Edit Workshop is proud to announce Emmy winning Editor Brian Kates, ACE as the first Artist in Residence of the year. Brian Kates, ACE, is a New Jersey native and NYU alum. A working editor in New York for over 10 years, Brian's credits include "The Laramie Project," "Tarnation," "The Woodsman, and John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus." Some of his other work includes "Taking Chance," "Nights in Rodanthe" and "The Savages" starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman. His recent work includes "Lee Daniels' The Butler,' "Killing Them Softly," "Kill Your Darlings" and HBO's "Treme."**

    About MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Course

    The post-production industry is highly competitive, and knowing the industry standards – Premiere Pro, After Effects and Avid Media Composer – is critical for success. MEWShop offers in one comprehensive, six-week course all of these editing applications, taught by certified instructors. No other program guarantees more time in the classroom or more working on one’s own computer. The Six Week Intensive Course will take students through each program as they work on various real-world projects to illustrate the distinct strengths and nuances of each NLE. MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive is also the only course of its kind that allows students to choose the footage they want to edit on the platform they prefer.

    Beyond the creative and technical aspects of editing, a portion of the Six Week Intensive Course also is focused on the best strategies to secure a job once the class ends. Students will draft cover letters and resumes, which will be refined over the span of the class, and also discuss with instructors interview strategies and job applications, as well as how to appropriately set rates and find the right work for each graduate’s unique interests.

    The next installment of MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Workshop begins on January 22, 2018 and held Monday through Friday from 10AM – 5PM. Early bird pricing for this class runs until January 20, 2018. For more information on MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Workshop or to register, please visit

    *Manhattan Edit Workshop cannot guarantee students will be hired or granted an interview as a result of the Six Week Intensive Workshop. **Artists in Residence are schedule permitting.

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    PARKGENE is the first ICO that will use NetRoadshow's platform to engage with the investment banking community about its innovative decentralized parking solution and its upcoming Initial Coin Offering.

    SINGAPORE (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    PARKGENE PTE Ltd. (PARKGENE) a technology provider in Peer-to-Peer Parking services, today announced its partnership with NetRoadshow Inc. (NetRoadshow), the worldwide leader in providing electronic roadshows for the global investment banking community. PARKGENE will use the NetRoadshow platform to engage with the investment banking community about its innovative decentralized parking solution and its upcoming Initial Coin Offering. PARKGENE is the first ICO to use NetRoadShow’s communication platform.

    PARKGENE is developing a scalable – blockchain driven - automotive technology platform to allow drivers to book parking spots directly from individual parking spot owners. PARKGENE’s Peer-to-Peer parking solution is the first ever park-sharing solution that uses Blockchain and cryptocurrency token payments and is aiming to revolutionize the $100B Global Parking Industry. The establishment of a peer-to-peer parking community through blockchain technology and the use of GENE tokens as a flexible means of payment, creates an easy, accessible, transparent, cost-effective way for drivers to find a parking spaces and for parking space owners to make extra income.

    PARKGENE is launching an Initial Coin Offering on January 15th, 2018 which will run until February 19th, 2018. Backers will have the opportunity to purchase GENE tokens, using Bitcoin, Ethereum, other cryptocurrencies and USD. Investors interested in getting access to the NetRoadShow PARKGENE portal can apply through the form available at

    “We are excited to be the first ICO to partner with NetRoadshow to reach out to institutional investors and inform them about our project and our upcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO). While ICOs have certainly changed the investment landscape, we feel that institutional investors should be included in the ecosystem and we are very excited about working with NetRoadshow to better communicate our opportunity to them,” said Ilias Hatzis, CEO of PARKGENE.

    With the ICO industry entering its fourth year we are starting to see a shift from traditional venture capital. According to Coindesk research, total investment in ICOs in 2017 has surpassed $3.8 billion. The venture capital model has worked brilliantly for a long time, but has been ripe for disruption and ICOs are the first step in that direction.

    “NetRoadShow is the global leader in providing US Securities & Exchange compliant electronic roadshow services for issuers in the global financial markets, including the majority of Fortune 2000 companies’ transactions. Our collaboration with PARKGENE marks our commitment to serving the ever-evolving needs of issuers and investors by entering the crypto currency industry and Initial Coin Offerings,” said Brad Hammond, CEO of NetRoadshow, Inc.

    About PARKGENE

    PARKGENE PTE LTD is scalable blockchain-based platform that enables drivers to book parking directly from individual parking space owners at lower prices, with convenience. PARKGENE’s decentralized technology will supply new parking spots in already crowded cities, which now remain unutilized, by enabling not only peer-to-peer but also the seamless integration of all existing parking technology. PARKGENE is issuing the GENE token, that will be used as a means of payment for parking. Drivers use the GENE token to pay parking spot owners.

    About NetRoadShow

    NetRoadshow, Inc. provides the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) compliant online communication tools for the global investment banking community. It’s services include electronic roadshows, an Internet roadshow product that provides investment banks and their institutional investors the opportunity to access management presentations in a SEC-compliant electronic format. NetRoadShow’s offerings are specifically developed to meet the ongoing compliance standards for both public and private transactions including equity (IPO and secondary), convertible offerings, high yield and investment grade debt, emerging market debt, asset backed securities, municipal bonds, private placements, non-deal roadshows, and research related to public and private transactions.

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    The largest Private Commercial Bank in Russia, Alfa Bank connects to HC NET to create a payment network within Russia and neighboring countries

    MOSCOW (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    When it comes to Blockchain Technology, Alfa-Bank, the largest commercial bank in Russia is no amateur. Amidst a wave of Blockchain initiatives conducted by Alfa Bank last year, comes the news of collaboration with HashCash Consultants.

    This collaboration involves creating a payment router and clearing house where all transactions are sent to Alfa-Bank on Blockchain. Alfa-Bank clears among the Loro accounts of the transacting parties and forwards the transaction to the receiving bank in real-time. It also creates a repository of supporting documents for all transactions.

    “The implementation for Alfa-Bank creates a clearing house solution that combines the liquidity efficiency of a netting system and the intra-day finality of a RTGS. The result is a safe, secure, reliable, fast and final payment system for all transacting parties,” said Raj Chowdhury, Managing Director of HashCash Consultants who had earlier been a bank executive handling payment technologies using Blockchain.

    HashCash operates one of the largest Blockchain network used by Banks, Currency exchanges, Corporations, payment networks and FinTech companies in 26 countries.

    While cross border retail remittance for Bank customers is one of the major use case, HashCash products are also used by organizations for corporate payments, wage and salary disbursements, clearing house payment systems or for creating domestic payment and settlement networks.

    HashCash products function on Open Source Blockchain, HC NET which can use fiat currencies for settlement. The network’s universal settlement asset HCX is optionally used by enterprises.

    HashCash’s Bank friendly Blockchain network offers complete transaction privacy for counter parties of the transaction where even HashCash, the company managing the network has no visibility of any of the attributes of the transaction occurring on the network.

    Last year Alfa-Bank teamed up with Russian airlines, S7 for Blockchain based flight ticket payments. It also conducted Russia’s first Blockchain Payment in collaboration with Sberbank.

    The partnership with HashCash demonstrates yet again Alfa-Bank’s consistent flair in the Blockchain space.

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    Simulated portfolio returns 56% beating S&P’s performance of 22%

    ENCINITAS, Calif. (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    The net return of the Trade Ideas’ simulated portfolio for calendar year 2017 was 56% after commissions in Risk-On mode. These results were achieved by the company’s A.I.-powered investment discovery engine named ‘Holly.’ The portfolio’s gross return, before commissions and fees, measured 85%. These results compare to the S&P 500, measured by the $SPY index, which earned a 21.7% return over the same period. Risk-on performance reflects a bias towards staying in the positions beyond reward targets while strictly adhering to risk targets for each trade. Unlike risk-off mode, where reward actions do not deviate from trade plan parameters and risk management rules permit exits earlier if existing profits erode significantly, risk-on mode carries all trades the entire day until the close. This mode is often present during days of momentum which typify the majority of trading days in 2017. Note that Holly’s risk-off performance for CY 2017 was 41%.

    *Total trades, 12 months 2017: 3,686

    *% Winning Trades: 54.3%

    *Profit Factor: 1.37

    *Sharpe Ratio: 3.65

    *Benchmark Return, SPY: 21.7%

    “We closed out a second year of results that far exceed our expectations and confirms the enormous value our machine learning A.I. innovation brings to the investment decisions of our clients,” said David Aferiat, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Trade Ideas. “On a quarterly and semi-annual basis, the A.I. outperforms market benchmarks since its inception January 4, 2016. This track record of performance bodes well as we position Trade Ideas into the model marketplace, where subscribers access the daily A.I. generated algorithms for actionable intelligence, but retain control and discretion to implement the trades according to their own decision process and leverage their own trading and rebalancing software. We’re unique in providing such results via an A.I. powered SaaS model.”

    The maximum amount of alpha possible for Holly is the summation of all the correct decisions on whether to apply risk-off or risk-on modes to each trade idea. Under this ‘maximum alpha possible’ scenario, taking the best of risk-on and risk-off modes, yields a whopping 132% net commissions and fees.

    Performance of the Trade Ideas simulated long/short equity portfolio reflects historical daily paper trades in the U.S. and Canadian equity markets. It is not a backtest. Trades are initiated from the daily list of algorithms published by the A.I. system, named ‘HOLLY’, and the result of its overnight optimization analysis or ‘Quantitative Combine.’ The portfolio started with a $1M beginning balance on January 2, 2017 and used $80k (rounded) worth of shares per trade. Commissions are calculated at $0.0075 per share and reflected in the net performance (shown in chart). Slippage is not factored. Short trades assume that customer's broker has access to short inventory for the trades identified by Trade Ideas. In order to showcase the effectiveness of the trades identified by HOLLY for the simulated portfolio, no positions are held overnight. This avoids any conclusion that the outsized return of the A.I. system is the result of one or a handful of successful positions held for weeks or months.

    Detailed trade data is available from Trade Ideas and can be segmented by gross and net performance, market cap, and by time periods. The Trade Ideas simulated portfolio is transparent, consistent in data processing, and free from selection or survivorship bias. Its inception date is January 4, 2016.

    “Quarter after quarter benchmark beating performance for over 2 years is not the only measure of success we’re tracking at Trade Ideas. Our revenues are at all time highs and reflect what our growing subscriber base already knows: Trade Ideas separates the signal from the noise and shakes up the fintech community. See it for yourself,” observed Dan Mirkin, CEO and co-founder of Trade Ideas. “You’ll either be using this innovation to capture alpha or others will be using it against you to get theirs. Advisors and professionals have an entirely new way of not just talking to their clients about leveraging technology, but in generating alpha for their portfolio.”

    About Trade Ideas LLC

    Trade Ideas creates actionable market intelligence for institutions, advisors, and self-directed investors to make consistently informed decisions mitigating risk and capturing alpha. As a SaaS fintech innovator for over 15 years, Trade Ideas leverages algorithms derived from recursive machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop trade plans and ideas and produce statistically optimized performance results. Trade Ideas' inputs include big data sets from U.S. and Canadian market feeds, technical, fundamental, and non-structured data sets such as news and social media. Trade Ideas' client base is from around the world totaling more than 8,000 with operations in the U.S., Canada, China, and Europe.

    Sign up to receive Trade Ideas’ Trade of the Week every Monday with the trade details, charts, and the reason it’s chosen.

    Next step: Schedule a demo or find out more about Trade Ideas LLC by calling (760) 230-0713 or visiting


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    31 SaaS apps were recognized for their demonstrated excellence and customer delight at the inaugural APPEALIE SaaS Awards. Winning SaaS platforms included Intercom, LiveChat, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Slack, Xero, and Zendesk.

    SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    APPEALIE has announced the winners of the 2017 SaaS Awards.

    31 SaaS apps were recognized for their demonstrated excellence and customer delight. Winning SaaS platforms included Intercom, LiveChat, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Slack, Xero, and Zendesk.

    The competition consisted of four categories - Overall SaaS, SaaS Customer Success, iOS Mobile SaaS App, and Android Mobile SaaS App. Entrants supplied data - including Net Promoter Scores™ and customer survey responses - and documentation for their best customer success stories and outcomes. Entries were evaluated by a judging panel of customer success experts from Chargebee, MeetEdgar, ProsperWorks, and Reply.    

    “Winning in today’s SaaS marketplace requires customer-obsessed teams and products that consistently deliver business value and help their users succeed,” commented Matt Harney, Founder of APPEALIE. “Our focus on customer data, real-life success stories, and client input created a democratic process where entrants were evaluated not on the size of their user base – but on customer delight.”

    “We arrived at a diverse and deserving set of winners, ranging from 6 large, publicly listed SaaS companies - like Salesforce and ServiceNow - to some of the most prominent privately held software platforms - like DocuSign, Intercom and Slack - to hyper-growth stage apps - like CallRail, ChurnZero, MindTickle, and”    

    The 2017 APPEALIE SaaS Award winners are presented below:


    • ActiveCampaign
    • CallRail
    • ChurnZero
    • Clearbit
    • InsideView
    • Lever
    • LiveChat
    • MindTickle
    • New Relic
    • Ontraport
    • SmartBear
    • TeamSupport
    • Ultimate Software
    • Veeva
    • Xero
    • Zendesk


    • CakeHR
    • DiscoverOrg
    • KeyedIn
    • NewVoiceMedia


    • Asana
    • Basecamp 3
    • Quip
    • Salesforce
    • ServiceNow
    • Workday


    • DocuSign
    • HotSchedules
    • Intercom
    • Slack

    This list is also published on the APPEALIE website (


    SaaS companies are always looking for the “aha!” or “wow” factor in the product. We’re all about “wowing” through the very first conversation. We’re a small team working on global success and this is why we are led to believe that SaaS is as much “success as a service” than software as a service.” - Lee Chapman, Head of Customer Success at CakeHR

    “The customer experience is paramount in today’s B2B market, especially for SaaS solutions. More companies now are creating a holistic customer lifecycle, beginning with a laser-focus on identifying and targeting their ideal customer, followed by a consultative sales experience, and finally a dedicated customer success experience. Cloud-based solutions can’t simply rely on technology alone to win and keep customers. You need a solution informed with intelligence, well aligned with your customer lifecycle processes, and one that is constantly evolving to anticipate customer needs.” - Tracy Eiler, Chief Marketing Officer at InsideView

    “As a SaaS business, we only succeed when our customers succeed, and that happens when our users find our technology fast, easy and intuitive. Customer success is what we live and breathe and as such, we are committed to continually innovating and finding new ways to streamline the business-critical job of hiring.” - Sarah Nahm, CEO of Lever

    “Nowadays, user expectations are becoming more and more specific and differential. As a consequence, it's not enough just to offer a high-quality product, but something that is almost tailor-made for each user.” - Szymon Klimczak, Chief Marketing Officer at LiveChat

    "One of the most important lessons we've learned in Customer Success is to treat every customer inquiry as if it's coming from an enterprise account, no matter the size. If you aim to provide the best support you can, you will achieve success with your users in every interaction. With so many channels of communication these days, 24/7 support is essential. It is our mission to ensure our users don't ‘only’ get amazing customer support, but that they maximize use of our platform to suit their every need." - Tom Ronen, Head of Customer Success at

    “Customer happiness is the most critical component of any modern business, especially in SaaS where upfront costs are low to non-existent. Customers expect intuitive, easy to use solutions coupled with exceptional customer service. If they don’t get what they need, they simply move on to a new solution.” - Laura Ballam, Vice President of

    Marketing at TeamSupport


    APPEALIE honors apps with real appeal.

    APPEALIE hosts a SaaS Awards program with winning apps selected on the basis of customer feedback and data. Each competition consists of four categories - Overall SaaS, SaaS Customer Success, iOS Mobile SaaS App, and Android Mobile SaaS App - and is judged by a panel of software experts.

    Attribution: Net Promoter, Net Promoter Score, and NPS are registered trademarks of Bain & Company, Inc., Satmetrix Systems, Inc., and Fred Reichheld.

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    When Saudi Arabia needed a solution to protect the massive tanks of the new Briman Strategic Water Reservoir – where millions of gallons of water are stored – PENETRON crystalline technology was chosen to waterproof the concrete structures that were completed in December 2017.

    EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 10, 2018

    When Saudi Arabia needed a solution to protect the massive tanks of the new Briman Strategic Water Reservoir – where millions of gallons of water are stored – PENETRON crystalline technology was chosen to waterproof the concrete structures that were completed in December 2017.

    As a country with virtually no rainfall and quickly shrinking groundwater aquifers, Saudi Arabia pays close attention to water storage issues. Jeddah, with over four million inhabitants, is the Kingdom’s second largest city and the gateway to Mecca and Medina, Islam’s holiest sites and destinations for over two million pilgrims every year.

    “The city was facing severe bottlenecks in the water distribution system, particularly during maintenance of the desalination plants and the surges in demand associated with the pilgrimages to the holy sites,” explains Luay Al-Musallam, CEO of the National Water Company (NWC).

    The Briman Strategic Water Reservoir project was completed by the NWC at a cost of approximately US$200 million (SAR 753.5M) to meet the growing needs in Jeddah. The first phase of construction began with a capacity of 1.5 million m3 of water; the second and third phases added a further 4.5 million m3, to bring the total storage of water for Jeddah to 6 million m3.

    The reservoir system now comprises 11 circular tanks, each 120 m (400 feet) in diameter and 18 m (60 feet) high. All tanks are hydraulically linked, providing a storage volume of over 2.06 million m3 (544,195,000 gallons) of drinking water — the equivalent of 800 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

    “The Briman Reservoir is the world’s largest drinking water storage facility and is even noted in the Guinness World Records,” adds Luay Al-Musallam.

    With project guidelines specifying a 100-year design life for the water tanks, reliability of the structural design was a fundamental challenge, especially since water silos of this size had never been constructed anywhere in the world. Subsequently, circular water tanks with a tensioned strand wrapping system were approved as the final design.

    This tank-building method ultimately comprised a total of 2,805 tons of strand for horizontal tendons (with 13, 19 and 22 strands), 800 tons of Freyssibar (pre-stressing system) for vertical post tensioning, and HDPE and PP ducts as additional protection for the internal tendons. The Briman Reservoir is currently the largest internally post-tensioned circular concrete potable water reservoir in the world.

    “This project was completed to ensure a reliable supply of drinking water during peaks in demand, when pilgrims travel to Jeddah, and disruptions in the normal flow when our desalination plants are being overhauled,” says Luay Al-Musallam.

    With each tank holding 188,000 m3 (49,670,000 gallons) of water, a durable and robust waterproofing solution for the concrete reservoirs was a priority.

    PENETRON, a surface-applied, integral crystalline waterproofing material was employed, along with PENECRETE MORTAR, used with PENETRON for filling non-moving cracks and construction joints, and PENEPLUG, a rapid-setting, cementitious compound that stops active leaks (even under high hydrostatic pressure). This system ensures the durability and impermeability of the concrete used for the new tanks.

    PENETRON crystalline materials are applied topically to both fresh and existing concrete structures to eliminate cracks, voids and fissures – and provide the concrete with a self-healing capability. Completely non-toxic, with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), these crystalline-based products provide the highest standards of environmental and ecological compliance and are ideal for potable water projects such as the Briman Strategic Water Reservoir.

    The PENETRON Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty construction products for concrete waterproofing, concrete repairs and floor preparation systems. The Group operates through a global network, offering support to the design and construction community through its regional offices, representatives and distribution channels.

    For more information on PENETRON waterproofing solutions, please visit penetron(dot)com or Facebook(dot)com/ThePenetronGroup, email CRDept(at)penetron(dot)com, or contact the Corporate Relations Department at 631-941-9700.

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    Global Call for Entries Announced for the A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Awards 2018

    COMO, Italy (PRWEB) January 11, 2018

    The A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Awards admits submissions of entries by talented graphic designers, graphic artists, illustrators and creative agencies worldwide. Graphic design projects that were designed within the last 10 years are eligible to be nominated for awards consideration. The A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Competition is presented in many different sub-categories such as; identity and branding design, poster and signal designs, 2D packaging and labelling, editorials, design of books and printed materials, commercial advertising, and similar. The complete list of Graphics and Visual Communication Design Award sub categories are available at the A' Design Awards website.

    Winners of the A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Awards will be awarded the A' Design Prize which includes: design excellence certificate and trophy, a lifetime license to use the award winner logo, yearbook of best designs, exhibitions of awarded works in Italy, personal invitation to participate in the A' Design Awards’ Gala-Night, translation of awarded works into different languages, invitation to Prime Clubs, as well as inclusion in World Design Rankings, Designer Rankings, and inclusion in Graphic Design Classifications and a feature at Design Legends platform.

    Moreover, winners of the A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Awards will also get an exclusive interview which will be published at Design Interviews website. Laureates will also get a press release prepared to announce their success in the A' Design Award and Competition. To honor successful designers, a very rich electronic press kit will be prepared which includes an exclusive interview with the award winning designer, press release for award announcement, design images, designer's photographs, logos of the designer and their client, together with several high-resolution photos and images of other designs projects by the designer, for added exposure.

    Late deadline for submissions to A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Awards is on February 28, 2018. Results of the competition will be announced to public on April 15, 2018. For more information about the graphics and visual communication design category and its submission requirements, please visit

    About A' Design Award and Competition

    The International A' Design Award and Competition was established to promote best design practices and principles around the globe in order to create a global awareness for good design. By creating a global awareness for good design, the accolades aims to increase demand for superior products and projects that make use of good design practices and principles, which in turn, creates additional value for the society. To learn more about the A' Design Awards and the A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Award, please visit

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    SPIE has promoted 73 new Fellows of the Society this year, recognizing the significant scientific and technical contributions of each in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. The new Fellows will be recognized at SPIE events of their choosing throughout the year.

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. and CARDIFF, England (PRWEB) January 11, 2018

    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, promotes seventy-three members to Fellow of the Society this year. They are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, and to SPIE in particular. 

    Fellows are Members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. More than 1,300 SPIE members have become Fellows since the Society's inception in 1955.

    2017 chair of the Fellows Committee, Jeffery Puschell, is amazed by the contributions of the incoming fellows and is honored to be associated with them through the program.

    “Once again, this year's Fellows are a testament to the interdisciplinary and diverse nature of SPIE and its members,” Puschell said. “ The 73 new Fellows come from a mix of academic, government, and industrial labs spanning 17 countries - including the first Fellow from Moldova.  From basic research for fundamental understandings to applied applications that impact our daily lives, the work of each of the incoming Fellows is advancing the human condition utilizing light-based technologies.  It's been my pleasure working with the Nominating Committee to recognize the work of these SPIE Members, and I applaud all of them for a record of scientific and professional success.”

    New Fellows are recognized at SPIE meetings of their choice throughout the year. The first group will be awarded at a luncheon at Photonics West featuring a presentation from Nobel laureate and SPIE Fellow, W.E. Moerner. Other events are scheduled for Medical Imaging, Advanced Lithography, Smart Structures and Non-Destructive Evaluation, Defense and Commercial Sensing, Photonics Europe, Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, and Optics and Photonics.

    The list with photos of the 2018 SPIE Fellows is available online, along with a list of all SPIE Fellows, nomination criteria, and the SPIE Fellows nomination form.

    About SPIE

    SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2017, SPIE provided more than $4 million in support of education and outreach programs.

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    Issa Asad Honored As One Of America’s “Greatest (And Most Inspiring) Entrepreneurs Of The Year”

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) January 11, 2018

    Q Link Wireless announces its ranking as an Inc. 5000 company, joining an elite group of businesses honored as the greatest, most innovative companies in the United States. The Inc. 5000 list, now in its 36th year, is an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Companies selected by Inc. lead the country in growth, job creation, and economic impact.

    “We’re proud to join this innovative group of businesses,” said Issa Asad, founder and CEO of Q Link Wireless. “This is amazing company to be in – with creative geniuses, thought leaders, and top U.S. employers. I am flattered and humbled to be considered of the same ilk.”

    Q Link Wireless was listed in just over the top 20 percent of Inc. 5000 companies, placing at 1001. The company’s three-year growth rings in at 432%, and 2016’s revenue topped the charts at $102.8M. Q Link was also ranked by Inc. as a “Top Telecommunications Company” for its growth.

    “With calculations based on rapid growth, instead of size, companies like Q Link can celebrate achievements and still have huge goals,” added Asad. “This is a major milestone for us, and every team member served an integral part in reaching this point in our growth.”

    The Inc. 5000 list was first published in 1982 to recognize the nation’s fastest-growing businesses. Since the list’s early years, many of the honored businesses have grown to become giants in their industry and include Dell, Microsoft, Pandora, LinkedIn, and Zillow.

    Q Link has continued its impressive growth over the course of the year. In November 2017, the company announced that it received approval to provide free phone service in the state of Arkansas from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This is the first license received by any company in more than five years, and following that, the FCC granted Q Link another new license to begin offering Lifeline service to residents of Hawaii in December 2017.

    Q Link will add 25 new fulltime jobs at its headquarters in Dania Beach as a result of this recent development, increasing its local workforce by almost ten percent.

    For more information about Q Link Wireless, or to schedule an interview with Issa Asad, please contact Meieli Sawyer at 305-668-0070 or msawyer(at)

    About Q Link Wireless

    Q Link Wireless, a Quadrant Holdings Company, is one of the nation’s leading providers of wireless voice and data service through the Lifeline Program. With nearly 2 million customers, Q Link is wirelessly connecting people to the world around them, regardless of their income.

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    G2 Crowd finds Amazon EC2 tops satisfaction ratings and earns highest overall market presence score

    CHICAGO (PRWEB) January 11, 2018

    G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the Winter 2018 Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) Grid® report to help businesses make the best Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology buying decision. Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Salesforce Platform:, Salesforce Platform: Heroku Enterprise, OpenShift, and Dokku were named Leaders in the report, receiving a strong customer satisfaction score with a large market presence.

    Mendix, Zoho Creator, and Morpheus were named High Performers in the report, earning strong customer satisfaction marks with smaller market presence scores. Amazon EC2 received the highest overall satisfaction score and earned the highest overall market presence score.

    The Grid® leverages customer satisfaction data reported by authenticated users along with vendor market presence determined from social and public data. Based on a combination of these scores, each software solution is categorized as a Leader, High Performer, Contender or Niche.

    Key Findings:

    • Cloud-based for a reason — Users turn to cloud platform as a service solutions for a reason: They report that the ability to manage virtual servers in the cloud ensures data security and synchronization, as well as their satisfaction with eliminating the need of maintaining physical servers. Beyond the data security aspect, users also mentioned that cloud hosting makes building applications and databases extremely convenient.
    • Integrations — Users of PaaS solutions like that the platforms easily integrate with, migrate to, and scale to a variety of platforms. On top of that, users appreciate the platforms that support many programming languages, which make the management of web properties that much easier. Uses also mentioned that cloud platforms are ideal for rapid prototyping, deploying, and testing.
    • Cumbersome and clunky — According to users, flexibility and creative problem-solving is expected when utilizing PaaS solutions, but sometimes a constantly innovating platform makes it difficult for users to adopt and master. On the flip side, users disliked solutions that made cumbersome and difficult daily processes like attaching documents or making edits to APIs. Users admitted that some solutions made it far too easy to either make a mistake or get lost in the system; even more frustrating, users said, was when support was not as knowledgeable as the users would have liked. Additionally, many users wanted far more detailed and useful documentation and training, to offset any difficulties they had with an inflexible or resistant platform.

    About the Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) Grid® report:

    • The report is based on more than 617 reviews written by business professionals.
    • Of the 65 products listed in G2 Crowd’s Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) category, the ranked products each received ten or more reviews to qualify for inclusion on the Grid®.

    About G2 Crowd, Inc.

    G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business solution review platform, leverages more than 320,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Every month, nearly one million people visit G2 Crowd’s site to gain unique insights. Co-founded by the founder and former executives of SaaS leaders like BigMachines (acquired by Oracle) and SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce) and backed by more than $45 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to the business marketplace. For more information, go to

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    Denver-based brand gives consumers the opportunity to win a free HOVERFLY KART and GOTRAX HELMET.

    DENVER (PRWEB) January 11, 2018

    GOTRAX™, the Denver-based brand of electric rideables driven by imagination and innovation with a focus on science and education, announces a nationwide hoverboard accessory bundle giveaway featuring its HOVERFLY KART, and signature multi-sport youth GOTRAX HELMET.

    GOTRAX™ will be giving away one each of the recently launched accessories (HOVERFLY hoverboard not included). Hoverboard kart hopefuls who are at least 13 years of age and living in the Continental United States can enter to win at the official contest page until January 22, 2018.


    The HOVERFLY KART is an accessory capable of transforming any GOTRAX HOVERFLY hoverboard (or most any self-balancing scooter) into a fast, nimble, three-wheel electric hoverboard go-kart.

    When connected to a HOVERFLY hoverboard, the HOVERFLY KART allows the rider to sit comfortably in the race-inspired bucket seat and accelerate, stop and steer with intuitive hand controls via the ergonomic space-foam handlebar grips. The HOVERFLY KART harnesses the space-age gyroscopic technology of hoverboards to create an entirely new electric-powered experience.

    Designed for use with its HOVERFLY hoverboards and electric rideables, the GOTRAX HELMET is suitable for multi-sport protection and is fully CPSC compliant for bicycle use and ASTM F1492-15 compliant for skateboarding and trick skating.

    Featuring high-grade, lightweight, in-mold construction, the HELMET’s EPS liner is engineered to dissipate impacts and wrapped in a durable polycarbonate outer shell. Details include 11 vents for continuous cooling airflow and comfortable sweat-absorbing, removable, washable padding. Deep rear coverage maximizes protection, and adjustable straps and an Autodial feature make for the perfect fit.




    The GOTRAX™ HOVERFLY KART and HELMET retail for $69.99 and $39.99 respectively and are available at a discounted introductory price for a limited time ($59.99 and $19.99) now at and other fine retailers.

    Visit the official contest page for full rules and regulations.


    • Designed in Denver
    • Compatible with most hoverboards with 6.5, 8, 8.5 and 10-inch wheels
    • Telescoping adjustable steel tube frame fits most children and some adults
    • Maximum weight 264 pounds
    • Minimum weight 44 pounds


    • Designed in Denver
    • In-mold construction
    • 11 vents
    • Adjustable straps
    • Autodial fit system
    • Removable, washable padding
    • Three Cosmic Colors (Pulsar Pink, Nebula Black and Moonlight White)
    • Sizes: S, M, L
    • CPSC and ASTM F1492-15 certified



    Welcome to the GOTRAX™ GALAXY, where every day’s the weekend and robots are our friends. We’re on a mission to create electric rideables that boost imaginations and the possibilities for personal transportation. As of 2017, GOTRAX™ is dispatching electric rideables across the planet, starting with the HOVERFLY two-wheel self-balancing electric scooter aka hoverboard. Our company values start right here in our Denver-based marketing headquarters, where our team works their space boots off to raise the standards of the electric rideables industry, with a brand focus on science and education designed to encourage a sense of learning and discovery for children.




    Don Stefanovich | press(at)gotrax(dot)com

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    Institutions to share $4 million state grant and play a leading role in photonics in the region

    WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) January 11, 2018

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) today were awarded a $4 million grant by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to create a comprehensive joint laboratory that will support the growth of the burgeoning integrated photonics industry across the Northeast, while also providing training and education to help build a skilled integrated photonics workforce in Central Massachusetts.

    The grant, announced by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at an event on the WPI campus, will fund a partnership between WPI and QCC for the launch of an AIM Photonics Academy Lab for Education & Application Prototypes (LEAP), a new facility that will support the development of this emerging advanced manufacturing sector.

    Last year, MIT, home of AIM Photonics Academy, received state funding for the first LEAP facility, which has a focus on packaging. WPI and QCC will now establish the state’s second LEAP facility, with a focus on design and testing of integrated photonic devices, and on workforce development.

    WPI and QCC are part of the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) Integrated Photonics. AIM Photonics is one of 14 public-private manufacturing innovation institutes focused on a wide range of technologies that was launched as part of a federal initiative to revitalize American manufacturing. WPI is a member of eight Manufacturing USA institutes, including AIM Photonics.

    “This exciting new endeavor in AIM Photonics will have a major impact on advancing photonics activities throughout the Northeast,” said WPI President Laurie Leshin. “As a highly specialized field with real growth potential, integrated photonics will also have a significant impact on the region through workforce development and economic expansion. It’s especially gratifying for WPI to partner with Quinsigamond Community College, building on nearly a half century of collaboration on a variety of academic and industry initiatives in Worcester County.”

    QCC leaders also lauded the partnership. “The collaboration between QCC and WPI combines the core strengths of both institutions in order to help drive the future of advanced manufacturing in the region through accelerated photonics innovation and workforce development and training,” said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja. “We must think beyond the confines of the past and look toward the future. LEAP is a giant step for the manufacturing and educational sectors in Central Massachusetts and beyond.”

    According to AIM Photonics, photons are the smallest unit of light, and “…photonics allow for faster transfer of data than traditional electronic circuits.” The organization also notes that integrated photonics allow designers and manufacturers to put thousands of photonic components—such as lasers, detectors, wave guides, modulators, electronic controls, and optical interconnects—together on a single chip, allowing capabilities that were not previously possible. Photonics technology is used in products such as flatscreen TVs, CD and DVD players, and autonomous vehicles.

    Douglas Petkie, head of WPI’s Department of Physics, who is serving as the WPI lead for AIM Photonics LEAP, said the state grant allows WPI to play an integral role in the photonics arena. “Our vision is to have students, faculty members, and industry partners working in a space to move advanced manufacturing of integrated photonics forward,” he said.

    WPI and QCC will play key roles along the growing photonics corridor in the Northeast, which extends from MIT’s campus in Cambridge to New York. Specifically, Interstate-90 between Rochester, N.Y., and Boston will be a conduit that ties together elements of a vibrant education, research, and development ecosystem. It will also be a highway for innovation, as ideas become designs, and designs become hardware to be tested, refined, and released to meet the needs of industry.

    WPI will be involved in the early stages in the photonics development lifecycle by facilitating the design of photonics-integrated circuits (PICs). Systems designed in the Central Massachusetts LEAP will be built at the AIM Photonics fabrication facility at SUNY-Polytechnic Institute in Albany, and packaged at the test, assembly, and packaging (TAP) facility in a former Eastman Kodak facility in Rochester. During the development cycle, prototypes of the PICs will return to WPI, where companies and students will use specialized equipment to perform characterization and reliability testing.

    The region’s integrated photonics workforce will also receive a boost from the partnership, which would give students and manufacturing workers access to equipment and specialized curricula to make them more proficient in photonics activities. The photonics lab space has not been finalized, but will be located on the WPI campus and will allow students, faculty, and industry partners to work collaboratively to move the science of photonics forward.

    “We’re aiming to increase the technical competency of the workforce,” said Petkie, “and we think that this partnership will go a long way to making that a reality.”

    To learn more about WPI’s integrated photonics initiatives, visit here.

    About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI's talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

    About Quinsigamond Community College

    Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.


    Andy Baron, Associate Director of Public Relations

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    508-831-5916, ajbaron(at)wpi(dot)edu

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    Live on Kickstarter, C6SHELL is an indestructible laptop case promising the ultimate in protection.

    SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) January 11, 2018

    C6SHELL, the revolutionary new bulletproof carbon fiber laptop case that promises to last a lifetime, is live on global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and raising funds to bring the project to life.

    The C6SHELL is the most protective laptop case ever created. The C6SHELL has been engineered to survive the test of strength and time, while remaining compact, stylish and practical for daily use. Simply put, this is the last laptop case users will ever need to purchase.

    “We have all dreaded the moment we witnessed other passengers putting their luggages in the overhead compartment of the plane. We worried whether the bags being shoved in could possibly damage our laptops and cause us misery. While on a flight, we found ourselves panicking to remove our laptops from our backpacks after witnessing a fellow passenger struggling to fit her bag in the overhead compartment,” says co-founder Mark-Ethan Jermain on the inspiration behind the project. “At that moment we wondered whether a laptop case existed, that could fit in virtually every existing backpack or bag and absorb any shock without damage. It was birth of the idea of C6SHELL. During the design and prototyping phase, other important members joined the C6SHELL team, to make the product a reality.”

    The C6SHELL is comprised of carbon fiber, aluminum, and leather. The design renders the C6SHELL incredibly lightweight while also remaining completely bulletproof. The interior cushion also protects the laptop from all scratches. The case is 10 times stronger and 5 times lighter than raw steel, making this the most protective laptop case ever created. To prove its strength, the company has conducted several tests literally running over the case with a car and the laptop has remained unscathed every time.

    The C6SHELL is launching in two sizes and two colors for the Kickstarter campaign, though the company has plans to later offer additional colors and sizes. The current two sizes fit the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air 13" and 15” models, respectively, as well as all laptops from other makers with the same dimensions. 

    "Our case is entirely handmade of real carbon fiber, it is the ‘peace of mind’ you can enjoy for a decade, yet pass it along, intact, to someone else.  Making every case by hand means high-production costs,” says co-founder Mark-Ethan Jermain. “We are launching on Kickstarter to not only give those who value their laptops the protection they always wanted, but also to finance our first production for the last laptop case you will ever have to buy. It is functional, very user friendly, luxurious looking and fancy.”

    The C6SHELL is currently live and available to support on Kickstarter:

    About C6SHELL

    The ultimate, lightweight, bullet proof laptop case ever made. Nothing will protect your laptop when it falls, unless it has a C6SHELL. For more information on C6SHELL please visit:

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