SaaS expert Kim Mortensen appointed CCO of Mono Solutions

COPENHAGEN, 31-Mar-2020 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Mono Solutions announces that Kim Mortensen has joined the Executive Management team as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) effective March 16, 2020.

The Executive Management team is excited to onboard a Chief Commercial Officer that can help support Mono’s growing partner channel. Kim’s role will focus on strengthening the commercial and partner-facing departments to accelerate overall growth. In addition, he will also continue to expand Mono’s global partner network to leverage the full potential for growth in select markets and verticals.

“It’s great to welcome Kim Mortensen as the newest member of our Executive Management team. When we joined Bauer Media Group, we made a promise to our partners to strengthen our partnerships and offerings to help our partners grow successfully by helping small businesses to succeed online. Kim brings a wealth of relevant experience that will help drive more business for Mono, our partners and their small business clients.”, says Louise Lachmann, CEO at Mono Solutions.

With extensive leadership experience from software-as-a-service (SaaS) scale-ups within the digital marketing industry, Kim will work closely with the Executive Management team at Mono to continue to accelerate the growth of the business.

“I am truly excited to join Mono Solutions, a company that has shown outstanding performance in the past and with a significant growth potential for the future. With the new ownership and a fantastic team, I see a great opportunity for Mono to help our partners serve even more small businesses. In addition, I hope that my experience from scaling SaaS companies will contribute to the continued success of Mono Solutions.” says Kim Mortensen, CCO at Mono Solutions

Kim comes from a position as CEO at BIM Object, the world’s leading building information modeling (BIM) content platform. He also brings more than 10 years executive experience from various SaaS companies – most notably APSIS, a leading Nordic marketing platform, where he worked in various roles including CPO, COO and CEO – for nearly eight years.

Kim holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark. He will be based out of Mono’s global headquarters in Copenhagen.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Integrated Services Monitoring by Bridge Technologies addresses the multiple layers of the broadcast and media cycle

OSLO, 23-Mar-2020 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Bridge Technologies today announced ISM – Integrated Services Monitoring, an all-embracing suite of tools, designed to deliver invaluable insights into the performance of content production, contribution and distribution networks not only for engineers charged with day-to-day operations but for management to assess the overall performance of the operation.

Integrated Services Monitoring is an approach to quality that addresses the multiple layers of the broadcast and media cycle – from production through signal acquisition, contribution streams, OTT/streaming media, traditional broadcast distribution with DTT or Satellite to picture archiving.

“ISM provides exactly the set of data gathering tools broadcasters need throughout the chain – from production to delivery, uncompressed to compressed.” said Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies. “No other company in the network monitoring and analysis space can offer such a complete, comprehensive set of automated capabilities that deliver such a high level of understanding throughout any content distribution chain.”

Bridge Technologies’ extensive product offering ranges from embedded systems and software-based probes to software control systems that support all currently commercial available standards and media formats, all designed to deliver in-depth, intuitive understanding of the end-to-end broadcast process.

Integrated Services Monitoring enables a unique, pre-integrated approach to the most complex tasks facing the modern broadcaster, putting automated eyeballs on all acquisition, delivery and production media streams – all from a single vendor, avoiding the need for complex bespoke engineering.

A turnkey, easy-to-install, complete media monitoring system that spans the whole media chain, Integrated Services Monitoring supports SD, HD, UHD and even 8K; it encompasses contribution streams using various encapsulation techniques including TS-encapsulated JPEG2K and SRT in addition to traditional IPTV; it embraces the modern headend with signal acquisition from terrestrial and satellite sources; and it includes pre-demodulation signal analytics, pre- and post-encoding analytics for IPTV, cable delivery and Remote PHY as well as pre- and post-transcoding to origin for OTT distribution, monitored using QoE parameters such as MOS scores. All data is recorded for instant retrieval in an easy to use visual timeline or formatted as PDF reports that are automatically generated and emailed to whoever needs them.

“Integrated Services Monitoring represents the accumulation of our 15+ years of experience in developing, manufacturing and deploying the most advanced solutions to ensure the maximum uptime of content production, contribution and distribution networks around the world,” Frostad continued. “From the network engineer on a remote site to personnel at the master control centre (MCR) who need visibility into everything that’s going on to management who require SLAs and other insightful indicators of overall network performance, Integrated Services Monitoring is there to deliver what they need, when they need it.”

Integrated Services Monitoring is a further instantiation of Bridge Technologies’ innovative approach to leveraging the inherent value of content data passing through the network: once the data has been ‘acquired’ by a probe, it can be put to multiple uses.

Take, for example, the VBC top level system as part of the ISM structure,” added Frostad. “It’s a management system that, by adding a single IP address to a remote probe, immediately starts the collection of massive amounts of data right into the database. That’s very powerful – suddenly all the advanced reporting and analysis comes automatically.”

This has also seen Bridge Technologies introduce its award-winning Widglets™ API for the VB440 probe. Using Widglets, video monitoring can be embedded within any HTML code – making it available to anyone connected via a web browser, wherever they are. The API is already allowing companies to achieve highly efficient functionality in remote production that was previously unimaginable.

More information about Bridge Technologies and its products is available at www.bridgetech.tv or by phone at +47 22 38 51 00.

About Bridge Technologies

Bridge Technologies creates advanced solutions for protecting service quality in the digital media and telecommunications industries. The company’s award-winning monitoring/analysis systems, intelligent switchers and virtual environments help deliver over 20,000 channels to more than 900 million subscribers in 94 countries. From head-end satellite ingress to microanalytics in the home network, Bridge Technologies offers patented innovation and true end-to-end transparency. A privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Bridge Technologies has worldwide sales and marketing operations through a global business partner network.

Learn more – www.bridgetech.tv

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CDP Industry in Europe 2020 report: number of vendors grew by 73%; employment by 80% in 2019

SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 9-Mar-2020 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Europe’s base of home-grown Customer Data Platform vendors grew rapidly in 2019, according to the CDP Industry in Europe 2020 report from the Customer Data Platform Institute. The number of vendors grew by 73% and employment grew by 80% during the year. Estimated revenue for Europe-based firms reached €260 million.

Europe-based Customer Data Platform Industry growth

The high growth came despite a near-total lack of outside funding for new CDP ventures. Only one Europe-based CDP announcing funding during 2019, for €10 million, compared with €450 million for eleven non-European vendors. One result is that European industry growth came primarily from established firms adding a CDP product, rather than new CDP start-ups. Another is that most European vendors are substantially smaller than their external counterparts and are more likely to serve a single national market.

The European industry remains highly fragmented, no single vendor exceeding 10% market share and the top five vendors combined accounting for one-third of total employment. A dozen European countries have at least one native CDP although the United Kingdom, France, and The Netherlands are home to half of all European CDP vendors and 60% of employment.

The report also lists non-European vendors with a presence in the European market. The CDP Institute estimates these firms earned €100 million in Europe in 2019 and will reach €135 in 2020. It expects that 2020 revenue for Europe-based CDP vendors will reach at least €350 million. Revenue may grow even more quickly as global software firms including Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP start selling their own CDP products in Europe.

The new study also includes market-by-market analyses from local vendors. Their consensus is that buyers now have a clearer understanding of the value provided by CDPs. But vendors say that buyers are still cautious, with longer purchase cycles in Europe than other markets and relatively few completed implementations. They expect that sales to accelerate in 2020 as CDPs become increasingly familiar and global software vendors further educate the market.

A free copy of the complete CDP Industry in Europe 2020 report is available here. The CDP Institute’s latest global CDP Industry Update is available here.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Anthony Mays Announces Latest Thriller Novel

Belleville, IL, 2020-Mar-2 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Recently released Halfway to MMXX The Year 2020: It Begins, is available in the Amazon bookstore. This latest release promises to be the thriller everyone will be talking about in 2020. While a work of fiction, he believes climate change is preparing the Arctic to become the next great economic battleground.

A professor and climatologist are hot on the trail of a mystery surrounding a monk’s predictions from the year 1010. Old documents, discovered at Fleury Abbey in France, point to a potential disaster beginning in 2020.

Meanwhile, world-wide seismology sensors are picking up unusual tremors in the Arctic’s Pechengsky District. The Russians are telling everyone the quakes are the result of mining operations. Two female, earth sciences phenoms are separately tracking Russia’s activity and their suspicions lead them to seek help from the truth seekers.

It isn’t long before they discover events in the Russian Arctic and the prognostications of the monk are closely linked. Five unlikely acquaintances bring their unique understanding of science, history, and religion to combat the forces of nature. Will their efforts prove too late to stop the foretold beginning of the end?

This novel has been accorded the LiFE (Literature for Environment) Award. http://bobswriting.com/life.html

About the Author
The author is an independently published writer of fictional novels and short stories. He has taken pieces of his life experiences and molded them into fictional works of art. Get more information at http://www.halfwayauthor.com.

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The CDP Institute expects Customer Data Platform Industry revenue to be at least $1.3 billion in 2020

SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 11-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Established Customer Data Platform vendors prepared for industry consolidation even as new firms entered industry during the second half of 2019, according to the CDP Institute’s semi-annual Industry Update. The industry added fourteen vendors and $236 million in new capital during the period while employment was up 64% over the previous year.

The CDP Institute estimates industry revenue for the 2019 at $1 billion and expects at least $1.3 billion in 2020. Growth will be driven by expansion outside the U.S. and entry of enterprise marketing vendors. Adobe, Microsoft, and Oracle all released RealCDPTM-compliant products during the period and Salesforce is expected to release one in mid-2020. RealCDP is the CDP Institute’s standard for capabilities required to provide expected CDP functions.

The dominant theme of the period was change. The period saw three acquisitions of CDP vendors by larger firms, four acquisitions of other firms by CDP vendors, seven major funding events, and the exits of nine firms through asset sales or repositioning. The trend continued in early 2020 with Salesforce’s February 3 acquisition of CDP Evergage. These developments show vendors positioning themselves to succeed in a crowded marketplace where no company has yet established a dominant position. The transactions were notably concentrated in the second tier of CDP vendors: eleven of the fourteen non-exit events involved firms ranking between 13th and 30th in the 101-company industry.

Significant CDP Industry Events, June 2019 – January 2020

Vendor Categories

The CDP Institute assigns CDP vendors to four categories based on the functions provided by their systems. Categories are:

  • These systems gather customer data from source systems, link data to customer identities, and store the results in a persistent database available to external systems. This is the minimum set of functions required to meet the definition of a CDP.
  • Analytics. These systems provide data assembly plus analytical applications. The applications always include customer segmentation and sometimes extend to machine learning, predictive modeling, revenue attribution, and journey mapping. These systems often automate the distribution of segment lists to marketing automation or advanced analytics products.
  • Campaigns. These systems provide data assembly, analytics, and customer treatments. These treatments may be personalized messages, real time interactions, product or content recommendations, outbound marketing campaigns, customer journey orchestration, or other contacts.  What distinguishes them from segmentation is they also specify the message to be delivered.
  • These systems provide data assembly, analytics, customer treatments, and message delivery. Delivery is typically through email, Web site, CRM, or several of these. Products in this category often started as delivery systems and added CDP functions later.

A free copy of the complete report is available at https://lp.cdpinstitute.venntive.com/DL2129-CDPI-Industry-Update-January-2020

Edinburgh’s leading letting agent Clan Gordon dedicated to raising standards in the private rented sector for landlords and tenants

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom, 2020-Jan-30 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — A LEADING Edinburgh letting agent has added a record number of properties to its portfolio in the last year – thanks in part to stronger legislation impacting the sector.

Clan Gordon, which focuses on high quality homes in or near the city centre, has seen its properties under management now exceed 500, growing by three per week on average – with 152 additional homes on its books in the latest 12 months to December.

The surging growth has largely been the result of switches from other letting agents where landlords were either unhappy with the level of service they were receiving or sensed a lax approach to the new regulations governing the sector.

Growth has also been driven by properties taken over from letting agents which have been forced to exit the sector as they were unable to meet the requirements of the new Letting Agent Code of Practice or, in one case, had been forced into liquidation.

Jonathan, who founded the business alongside his brother, Andrew, in 2008, believes it is a clear sign that the industry must continue to drive up standards – and that by protecting and respecting tenants, landlords can enjoy an improved and more profitable outcome.

He said: “It’s nothing less than a pivotal time for the sector – and with the approach Clan Gordon has taken we can only see our market share continue to expand.

“Edinburgh continues to see demand for long-term rental increasing while supply simply can’t keep up.

“While some landlords and agents may look to maximise short-term gain, a healthy relationship with the tenants, which we strive for at Clan Gordon, can produce a far better outcome for all parties. It creates fewer issues, cuts unnecessary turnover and typically results in a greater long-term financial return for the landlord.”

The latest Letting Agent Code of Practice and Letting Agent Registration introduced by the Scottish Government is seeking to increase professionalism in the sector.

It means that both landlords and tenants can challenge poor practice – and enforce it through a tribunal if necessary. Agents must now ensure all owners and managers are trained and have a qualification at (or at the equivalent of) Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 6 or above.

As a Firm of Surveyors which has been regulated by the RICS (Royal Institution of Surveyors) since they started almost 12 years ago, Clan Gordon already met all of the requirements of the new Code of Practice and goes above and beyond this by ensuring all employees – not just managers – are qualified to this level.

Across the new properties, the letting agent took over 12 properties from CMC – after it went into liquidation. A further 20 properties switched from an English agent unwilling to join the new Letting Agent Register. A total of 50 transferred from an Edinburgh agent also unable to meet the new requirements.

A further 70 new properties are the result of switches from other agents, or from new landlords altogether.

Jonathan added: “We’re driven to provide the best letting experience in Edinburgh for both tenants and landlords.

“That means we already go the extra mile. We believe that the vast majority of landlords are looking for an honest, open and efficient service and are pleased to see these efforts to try to drive up standards across the board in the sector.

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SOULED OUT ANNOUNCES THEIR 2020 MUSICIAN LINEUP

YOUNGSVILLE, LA, 2020-Jan-17 — /EPR Network/ — Souled Out Entertainment is pleased to announce and formally introduce their 2020 musician lineup! This year marks the twenty year anniversary of Souled Out and is excited to unveil the musicians that will undoubtedly celebrate this historical milestone for the band.

Vocalist, Jharett Johnson
Jharett hails from Houston, TX and has been performing with Souled Out since September of 2019. “I’ve been a fan of Jharett from the first time seeing him perform – his energy, stage presence is a an extension of his personality. Our fan base has been enamored with him since day one. He’s a young man making the absolute most of his opportunity and I’m excited for him” says Souled Out owner/manager, David Mouton.

Bassist, Ronnie Turner
Ronnie is a native of Gulfport, MS who is no stranger to Souled Out having performed with the group occasionally over the past three years. “Ronnie’s style of playing was a perfect fit for what we were looking for in a bass player. This incarnation of our rhythm section very well may be one of the best I’ve ever played with!”

Saxophone, Kyle Gambino
Kyle, a Lafayette, LA native, has been performing sporadically with Souled Out since 2018. When the impending departure of longtime saxophonist Ryan Lottinger needing to be addressed, it was a natural progression. “I’ve known Kyle since we were music majors at UL so I knew that his experience, musicianship and love for performing would be a great addition to our horn section.”

Trumpet, Zach “Fatty” Broussard
Zach (or “Fatty” as he’s affectionately named) returned to the Souled Out stage in the summer of 2019. This Erath, LA native previously performed with Souled Out from 2006-2013. “I am so happy to see Zach’s return “home” and he has such a passion for what we do here in Souled Out. We’re blessed to have him back in the group”

 

Visual Timekeeper, Jerelmy Carr
Jerelmy is quite an accomplished drummer with an impressive resume hails from Hammond, LA. His experience and talent makes him a sought after asset. “Jerelmy was the piece of the puzzle that we were searching for. We all knew, instinctively, that Jerelmy was our guy.”

Vocalist, Damon Davis
Damon, hailing from Baton Rouge, LA, found his path to Souled Out paved a few years ago while with another band. “Several years ago, our horn section had done some show dates with Damon’s previous band, Mojeaux. I admired Damon as a very talented vocalist/performer and that impression didn’t go unnoticed…or forgotten. When the idea of possibly adding another vocalist to Souled Out, I reached out to Damon. He’s been captivating audiences ever since and we’re excited for what the future holds.”

These new additions combined with the other Souled Out mainstays: Lynell Cyprian (lead vocals), Dave Mouton (saxophones), Blake Guidry (keyboards/vocals), Glenn Zeringue (guitar) and Dave Clayton (sound engineer) are excited to celebrate twenty years of Souled Out and lead the way into the next decade!

About Souled Out
Souled Out is an eleven piece band hailing from across south Louisiana. Conceived in 2000, Souled Out has been entertaining audiences with its unique brand of interaction and choreography. Souled Out has entertained wedding receptions, corporate events, Mardi Gras krewes and nightclubs in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. Souled Out has earned “Best Band” by the Tri-Parish Times on three separate occasions as voted for by their endearing fan base. Souled Out is a five time WeddingWire.com ‘Couples Choice’ Award Winner (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020). In addition, they’ve been named The Knot’s ‘Best Of Weddings’ in 2019 and 2020. Souled Out has also been voted “Best Cover Band” by The Times of Acadiana in 2018 and 2019. As one writer recently pinned, “Souled Out is the band you’ve always wanted to see….but didn’t! When you attend a Souled Out performance, you’re forced to listen with your eyes wide open!”

If you’re looking to have a band that brings energy, great music AND performs in such way that it brings people together then Souled Out might be your band. Despite the fact that they’ve performed at well over a thousand weddings since 2001, Souled Out has developed a niche of being the band that not only entertains your guest but becomes the “life of the party”. Each and every reception performance is a very personal and unique experience for all of their clients. The goal at every event that we are honored to be a part of what is the vision that the client had during their planning process. Many clients that utilize Souled Out’s services didn’t want the “typical” band – they wanted much more and they choose Souled Out. Please visit Souled Out online at www.SouledOutLA.com and follow on social media: https://www.facebook.com/souled.out.54/ and @souledoutla on Twitter and Instagram

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SOULED OUT NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT’S ‘BEST OF WEDDINGS 2020’

Lafayette, LA, 2019-Nov-21 — /EPR Network/ — Souled Out is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2020 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading online wedding brand and app. This is the 2nd consecutive year Souled Out has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.

In 2019, only four percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award. In its thirteenth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2019, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories, including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more, to find the best and most rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a couple should consider booking for their own unique wedding.

“For any vendor in this industry, to achieve such an accolade is a testament to the level of excellence they provide to their clients. It’s certainly becomes more special for the industry vendors that are named ‘Best of Weddings’ in consecutive years. For us, it becomes more than just an award – it brings to light the tremendous amount of work and passion that is put forth by my group. I couldn’t be any prouder to share this award with them.” said David Mouton, owner and manager of Souled Out Entertainment LLC.

As the number one online wedding brand and app, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content–and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-ofweddings.

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Writers’ Connection Announces Launch of Publisher’s Portal

Denver, CO, 2019-Oct-14 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Writers’ Connection, an online community connecting new and traditionally unpublished authors with the resources required to publish a book, today announced the launch of its much anticipated Publisher Portal. This latest community feature connects the writer and author community with publishing industry professionals seeking new manuscripts to publish.

Since October 2017, Writers’ Connection has been a support network for emerging and established self-published authors, providing access to information on traditional and self-publishing options through a blog, social media outlets, articles and events. The Publisher Portal opens up the door for aspiring and existing authors to be contacted by legitimate agents and publishers specifically seeking their work. Agents and publishers can now browse new, unpublished manuscript descriptions and directly contact authors they are interested in publishing, providing detail specific submission guidelines for their organization.

“It’s essentially the reverse of the aging traditional publishing model,” said Anne Meick, CCO of Writers’ Connection. “Writers’ Connection strives to modernize the book publishing process by allowing publishers to seek and contact an author with the story they want to publish next, down to a very specific subject, story or mixed genre. The options for new works in progress is continuous and endless.”

The Publisher Portal is the latest addition to the growing Writers’ Connection community features. To date, thousands of emerging authors have joined Writers’ Connection, making social connections, and finding guidance, and information to get from book idea to their dream of published author credit.

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KZ TANDINGAN SUPREME WORLD TOUR SHOW AT CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL, HOUSTON 9/28/2019 CANCELLED

HOUSTON, Texas, 2019-Sep-28 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Cornerstone Entertainment, Inc. released an “Official Statement” informing the public that “it will no longer push through with KZ Tandingan’s U.S. shows” including the show in Houston, Texas on September 28, 2019 “due to promoter’s (JRC) – failure to comply with its obligations, protocol and show requirements.” This public statement was the first notice of any kind Happy Owl Productions, who was producing and organizing the Houston show, received related to any potential cancellation or issues regarding obligations or show requirements. Happy Owl Productions was looking forward to the show and had fulfilled all obligations related to the venue and hosting of the event. Unfortunately, a number of failures by tour promoter, Jimmy Reyes Cruz (aka “Jemalicious”) or (“JRC”) based on statements provided by Cornerstone Entertainment Inc. (“Cornerstone”) forced the show’s cancellation. Apparently, as occurred with prior dates on the tour, JRC failed to cover certain expenses it was obligated to cover, including travel, and also failed to secure proper visas for entry into the United States. Happy Owl Productions paid additional amounts in a last-minute attempt to make sure the Houston show would happen, but circumstances outside its control forced cancellation and it has been left with substantial expenses for a show that will no longer occur. As other event producers have announced (including Edren Entertainment, who was producing the cancelled San Jose and Stockton shows) Happy Owl Productions will be pursuing all available legal remedies as to Jimmy Reyes Cruz / JRC and other responsible parties. Happy Owl Productions apologizes to fans who were looking forward to the Houston KZ show and is working to ensure full refunds will be provided to ticket purchasers.

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Launch of new global property portal Commercial People and Residential People

DURBAN, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, 2019-Sep-26 — /EPR Network/ — Introduction of Commercial People and Residential People global property portals to the international market now live in South Africa, UK, UAE, India & Nigeria.

Global property portal allows agencies to target international buyers and reduce their overheads with free property listings.

  • Commercial & Residential property portals now live across five countries (South Africa, UK, UAE, India & Nigeria)
  • Over 350,000 listings worldwide – Aiming for 1 Million by Q4 2019.
  • Major agents include Annenberg Property Group, Baker Street Properties, Broll, CCH, Chas Everitt and Meridian Realty
  • Imminent launches planned for Mainland Europe, China and the Middle East.

Two up-and-coming global property portals Commercial People and Residential People are helping to provide a beacon of hope for real estate agents across the country with their listings and international coverage.

Currently operating across South Africa, the UK, UAE, India and Nigeria, Commercial People (and its residential property equivalent Residential People) are uniquely positioned to attract both local and overseas buyers & investors interested in purchasing property throughout South Africa.

The portals which will also launch across France, Germany, China and other key markets in 2019, is threatening to disrupt the Property24 & Private Property duopoly, offering support for agents across the country struggling to pay the high costs of membership with a radical free to list solution.

In just a few months since their launch, both Commercial & Residential People have attracted some of the biggest names across the property sector including the likes of Broll, CCH, Chas Everitt and more.

Commercial & Residential People Co-Director Christopher May says: “We are targeting both merging and established markets alike. Alongside South Africa, we are currently operating across the UK, UAE and India, and despite our brand infancy, we are well on the way to being one of the biggest portals in the UAE and on the way to becoming one of the largest in India as well”

“Our USP is simple. Every agent we’ve spoken to is concerned about the rising costs of property portals; Commercial & Residential People are both global property portals that helps to eliminate some of the expenses agencies face.

”Since launching, Residential People has found that a growing number of searches on its UK site come from prospective overseas buyers looking to relocate here or investors keen to enter the market, this figure is replicated across the South African market as well, with a particular interest in Johannesburg, commercial property for rent in Cape Town and houses for sale in Pretoria.

Mr May continues: “One of our key selling points is that we are international. It is a fact that thousands of properties in certain areas – especially commercial and new build apartments are not being bought by locals but international buyers.”

“In the UAE, for example, after only a few months, we have a 75% market share of all properties.”With the global reach of Residential People, any local South African estate agent can tap into the growing foreign investment across the country, gaining more exposure on their listings for free not only from potential customers in the UK but also from successful expats across the UAE, and soon China.

Mr May concludes: “We want to make it abundantly clear that our aim is to work with agents and build an alternative to some of the portals that exist today. While we understand that international attention doesn’t appeal to every South African agent, our nationwide coverage can ensure increased exposure for the local market as well.  With agents’ support, we are hoping to disrupt the status quo and give agents an alternative to the current duopoly”

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BelVG Offers High-Level and Reliable Magento Support

Chicago, IL, USA, 2019-Sep-25 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — As you run your online store with Magento, you have probably come to enjoy the platforms’ unlimited customization possibilities, a range of in-built features and the level of security it provides to store owners and customers alike. However, as no castle is impregnable, so is no system safe from downtime and hacker attack. If you leave your Magento online shop unprotected from all the possible dangers it is exposed, you will directly jeopardise the future of your business. However, if you want your online business to stay strong, profitable and successful, turn to BelVG, an experienced Magento developers, for outstanding Magento support services. To find out more visit https://belvg.com/magento-support

As it is your main priority – to grow and develop your business – you do not have time or energy to spare for other things, like day to day vulnerability checks and bug reviews. Leave this matter to Magento specialists! BelVG team will be on guard of your Magento store security and well-being, making sure the system runs smoothly and nothing hinders your customers’ pleasant shopping experience. And in case we notice a bug or vulnerability, we will make sure to deal with it as soon as possible so that it brought no harm to your business.

Do you need a dedicated Magento support team who you can rely on day and night, no matter what happens? BelVG can become such a team for your business. Entrust us with resolving whatever technical issue may occur at your online store and enjoy a bug-free performance of your ecommerce. We will become a part of your business and follow closely your progress to make sure that as you grow and upgrade, no vulnerabilities block your way to success. And if you are looking for experienced Magento developers who can bring to live the ecommerce concepts you envision for your business, we are up to this challenge as well! To learn more about Magento development services we provide, visit the page https://belvg.com/magento-development

No matter how hard you do want nothing bad to happen to your ecommerce, emergencies do occur – downtimes, hacker attacks, server breakdowns and so on. In times like this, you need people who will react fast and do exactly what is needed to save the day. BelVG can be this very team who has your best interests at heart and is available around the clock to support you in times of need. And, when the disaster is prevented, we will analyze your Magento webstore, detect vulnerabilities and fix them so that this situation never happens again.

Why choose BelVG? BelVG is a Magento development company that was established 10 years ago, at the dawn of ecommerce. Since then, we have been providing Magento development, webdesign, support, migration and integration services to businesses around the world. At the moment, we have helped over 400 companies with their Magento store, and the number of our clients is constantly growing. We take great pride in what we do and what value do we bring to the ecommerce world and we love to share our knowledge with other Magento developers who are as keen on learning as we are. Learn more at https://belvg.com/

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Dr. Kurt Lauk joins Tachyum Board of Advisors

SAN JOSE, California, USA, 18-Sep-2019 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Today, Tachyum announced that Dr. Kurt Lauk has joined the company’s Board of Advisors. Dr. Lauk served on several management boards, including Daimler and Audi, and as a member of the EU Parliament. For 15 years, he was Chairman of the Economy Council (Wirtschaftsrat) and advised Angela Merkel in that capacity. He is Founder and President of Globe CP GmbH, a personally owned family office since 2000.

Dr. Lauk brings to Tachyum’s Board of Advisors valuable insights regarding European industries, including his deep understanding of European manufacturers and suppliers, along with expertise in international strategy and extensive experience bringing technology innovations to market.

Dr. Lauk has extensive European business experience, primarily through his positions as a Member of the Board of Management and Head of Worldwide Commercial Vehicles Division of Daimler Chrysler (1996-1999), as well as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Audi AG (1989-1992).

Dr. Lauk currently serves as independent director on the supervisory boards of Magna Inc (Toronto), and Fortemedia (Cupertino). In July 2018 Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank, appointed him as Germany and Austria Advisory Board Chairman. Since 2000 he is a Trustee of IISS (International Institute of Strategic Studies in London). He previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Zinser Textil Machinery GmbH, 1978-1984 Vice President/Consultant/Partner at Boston Consulting Group, and Chief Financial Officer & Controller for VEBA AG (today E.ON SE).

Dr. Lauk earned a graduate degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, an MBA `77 from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a doctorate in international politics from the University of Kiel. His extensive and varied experience includes service as a Member of the European Parliament (2004 2009), including as a Member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, and as a Deputy Member of the Foreign and Security Affairs Committee.

“Tachyum is honored to have an international business and technology luminary of Dr. Lauk’s caliber on our Board of Advisors,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Tachyum’s Founder and CEO. “I am personally excited to work directly with Kurt, to be able to rely on his advice and counsel, especially regarding EU business strategies and how Tachyum can help facilitate EU technological sovereignty.”

“Today, Slovakia is the world’s largest per capita car producer. I look forward to working with Tachyum and Dr. Lauk to identify Prodigy value-added insertion points within Industry 4.0 and the automotive sector,” said Adrian Vycital representing Tachyum’s lead investor IPM, “We believe Tachyum will play an essential role in creating an innovation ecosystem, which is a key factor in the transformation of the Slovak economy from manufacturing to knowledge-based.”

Tachyum is on track with the design of its flagship product, code named Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor. High performance and ultra-low power, Prodigy offers industry-leading performance for data center, AI, and HPC workloads. With telecoms transitioning to 5G, Prodigy will bring AI from cell tower mounted datacenters to power intelligent IoT devices and autonomous systems. Tachyum is planning a 7nm tapeout next year, with volume production in 2021.

Tachyum’s Prodigy Universal Processor Chip is the smallest and fastest general purpose, 64-core processor developed to date, requiring 10x less processor power, and reducing processor cost by 3x. Prodigy will directly enable a 32-Tensor Exaflop supercomputer and allow the building of machines more powerful than the human brain by 2021, years ahead of industry expectations. Prodigy reduces data center TCO (annual total cost of ownership) by 4x, through its disruptive processor architecture and a smart compiler that has made many parts of the hardware found in typical processors redundant. Fewer transistors, fewer and shorter wires, due to a smaller, simpler core, translates into much greater speed and power efficiency for the Prodigy processor.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

French producer Philippe Diaz and financial executive Aaron Brill join Fight To Fame, blockchain-based sports entertainment platform

PARIS, 11-Sep-2019 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Fight To Fame, the first blockchain-based sports entertainment platform paving new paths to fame for action superstars, today announces Fight To Fame Europe, combining the search for up-and-coming action stars with a growing network of local media and entertainment partnerships. Fight To Fame is creating the future of sports entertainment, powered by a blockchain-based platform to fuel everything from global fan engagement to fair and more transparent monetization opportunities for fighters.

With the backing of world champions like South Africa’s Chris Van Heerden—and more to be announced—the company is leading a worldwide talent competition to uncover the next generation of best-in-breed fighters. The European expansion includes the appointment of two new executives who will play strategic roles in the entertainment and finance components of the platform.

French producer Philippe Diaz, Chairman of Cinema Libre Studio, joins Fight To Fame as Chief Executive Officer of Film Committee. In addition to his long legacy of international film production and distribution experience in Europe and Hollywood, Diaz will help bring Fight To Fame’s vision to life through a production partnership with Cinema Libre, an award-winning independent studio. Cinema Libre will help secure roles for Fight To Fame’s winners in upcoming action films, and ensure a strong distribution and marketing strategy to fast-track the new talent to stardom. “It’s incredibly exciting to take part in something so unprecedented—especially in my hometown of Paris. I’m looking forward to being part of the Fight To Fame journey, and launching new talent into the spotlight with films that can really showcase their skills,” said Diaz.

Aaron Brill joins Fight To Fame as Chairman of European Operations. Brill’s expertise in finance began at World Savings and Loan in the 1990s and has continued into some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including JP Morgan and Wells Fargo. He also was instrumental in growing one of the largest privately held wholesale mortgage banks in the US, with annual closings surpassing $3 billion. Said Brill, “I’m excited to join the Fight To Fame team and help realize their vision of the BMS—or Blockchain-Movies-Sports—business model. I’ve long believed in the power of blockchain to fuel the next great cultural revolution. Applications like that of Fight To Fame stand not only to transform how we conduct business, but how we come together as a global community to solve shared challenges.”

Said Tim Smithe, Spokesperson and Chairman of Global Operations for Fight To Fame: “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Philippe and Aaron to the Fight To Fame family, and harness their respective talents and expertise to realize our vision. They represent a veritable one-two punch in helping us highlight the next generation of Jackie Chans and Stallones and ensure our platform’s technology delivers on its intended benefits.”

Beyond the talent competition, Fight To Fame’s greater mission is to foster new opportunities for people around the world and from all walks of life. The company has also teased its plans for additional components to its business model, including a reality TV show, eSports gaming, and additional entertainment partnerships to be revealed at a later date.

This European expansion is a major milestone in growing the company’s global footprint as it prepares to kick off its search for the next big action film star in Europe.

For more information, please visit www.fighttofame.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

MS. WEST COAST 2019 CROWNED!

Laguna Beach, CA, USA, 2019-Aug-17 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Joanna Hairabedian of Laguna Beach, CA, has recently been awarded the Ms. West Coast 2019 title by the Ms. America® Pageant.

The Mission of the pageant is to celebrate the accomplishments of women, encourage them to be involved in community service, as well as use the “Crown for a Purpose” to make a difference.

The pageant is open to women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced or married. The selection process for receiving a title was done by submitting an application, photo and followed up by an interview over the phone. Finalists from across the United States will compete in Interview, Sportswear, Evening Gown and On-Stage Interview and 4 national titles will be awarded at this year’s pageant including Ms. America®, Ms. America® International, Ms. America® Elite and Ms. International™. “Joanna Hairabedian really left a positive impression on our judges and we are thrilled to have her representing California at the 2019 Ms. America Pageant finals this August,” said Susan Jeske, Pageant CEO.

A successful career with NASA endorsed technology increasing blood flow, co-owner of (the zorb.com) providing EMF protection products; Joanna helps others with their mental, physical and spiritual journey. As a singer, songwriter and author, she loves inspiring others with her music.

Founder of the Princess Crowning Program, helping instill inner confidence to reflect outer radiance, Joanna says, “Knowing who you are on the inside can change your life on the outside and the course of your destiny.”

The Ms. America Pageant will be held on August 24, 2019 on the historic ship the Queen Mary that is permanently docked in Long Beach, California.

Red Carpet starts at 6:30 pm and the pageant starts at 7:30 pm.

Tickets will go on sale in June of 2019 and you can go to the pageant website to purchase:
MsAmericaPageant.com

There will also be free LiveStreaming to watch the pageant on AlertTheGlobe.com

For appearances, email Joanna directly at: mswestcoast2019@gmail.com.

For more information about the Ms. America® Pageant visit the website at: MsAmericaPageant.com or Contact the CEO – Susan Jeske at 949 679-8888.

The Ms. America ® Pageant is a registered federal trademark with the USPTO in Washington DC since February 2000 and ranks as one of the top pageant trademarks in the United States.

CDP Industry Update July 2019: Fifteen of the nineteen new CDP vendors are from outside the U.S.

SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Customer Data Platform Industry continued its rapid growth in the first half of 2019, according to the CDP Institute’s semi-annual Industry Update. The industry added nineteen vendors and raised $317 million in new capital during the period while employment was up 71% over the previous year.

Major shifts in the market included expansion in Europe, EMEA, and APAC. Fifteen of the nineteen new CDP vendors are from outside the U.S. The Institute also confirmed its projection for the CDP industry to reach the $1 billion revenue in 2019.

Other milestones the report were:

  • More Funding. Cumulative funding for the industry grew by $680 million, reflecting funding during the period plus previous funding for vendors just entering the industry.
  • Strategic acquisitions. The period saw two CDP acquisitions: data integration specialist Allsight by Informatica and B2B CDP Lattice Engines by Dun & Bradstreet. Neither buyer is primarily a marketing system vendor, illustrating the value that companies in related sectors now see in CDP functions.
  • Operational CDPs. The period also saw addition of three vendors with a primarily operational focus: two customer success systems (Gainsight and Totango) and one in healthcare (Healthgrades). These firms represent the leading edge of a new class of CDP vendors that is expected to grow rapidly.
  • Marketing Cloud entrants. Salesforce, Adobe, and Oracle all announced future CDP products that are expected to be available before the end of 2019. These attracted new attention and are expected to substantially expand CDP awareness and adoption.

Vendor Categories

The CDP Institute report groups CDP vendors into three categories based on the functions provided by their systems. Categories are:

  • Access. These systems gather customer data from source systems, link data to customer identities, and store the results in a persistent database available to external systems. This is the minimum set of functions required to meet the definition of a CDP.
  • Analytics. These systems provide data assembly plus analytical applications. The applications always include customer segmentation and sometimes extend to machine learning, predictive modeling, revenue attribution, and journey mapping. These systems often automate the distribution of segment lists to marketing automation or advanced analytics products.
  • Campaigns. These systems provide data assembly, analytics, and customer treatments. These treatments may be personalized messages, real time interactions, product or content recommendations, outbound marketing campaigns, customer journey orchestration, or other contacts. What distinguishes them from segmentation is they also specify the message to be delivered.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Mono Solutions acquired by Bauer Media Group

COPENHAGEN / HAMBURG, 22-Jul-2019 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Leading white label small business Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform provider Mono Solutions joins Bauer Media Group. Bauer Media Group is a leading multi-business portfolio company with a strong focus on media and online services. The deal closed on Thursday, July 18th.

Together, Mono and Bauer will put more muscle and acceleration behind a shared product vision of data-driven and intelligent marketing solutions to drive SME success.

Mono has been looking for a way to accelerate product delivery and overall growth based on a strong conviction of the potential of the Mono platform to significantly help SMEs succeed online. SME marketing and sales services are an essential part of Bauer Media Group’s new business growth strategy. Bauer’s specific interest and belief in Mono’s current channel partner strategy is seen as an ideal head start.

Bauer Media’s COO Veit Dengler comments, “Mono’s strength in the market is driven by the perfect combination of leading technology with excellent service expertise to deliver best-in-class marketing solutions for SMEs at scale. Our newly established business area in SME marketing and sales services will strongly benefit from Mono’s expertise and position in the market. We are looking forward to working together and learning from each other.”

Both companies are clearly aligned on the vision, allowing Mono to continue to innovate together with Bauer’s ability to enable growth and provide a strong network. Louise Lachmann, co-founder and CEO of Mono Solutions underlines, “We found the perfect match with Bauer. Our visions are completely aligned and this transaction will significantly benefit our partners and the SMEs they serve by driving innovation to the market faster than ever before.”

Mono’s company name, branding, management and entire team structure remain as they were pre-acquisition, keeping the momentum and agility to support Mono’s and Bauer’s shared dedication to product innovation.

About Mono Solutions

Mono Solutions delivers the ultimate SaaS-based digital marketing platform for empowering small businesses across the digital landscape, making it easier for them to connect and drive business with their customers online. As a fully-white label solution, Mono empowers 70+ digital service providers across the globe with a true do-it-with-me (DIWM) approach to offering digital marketing solutions to increase engagement and deliver real ROI to their SME clients.

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SME. Family-owned in the 6th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 11,500 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

LPGA golfer Sydnee Michaels Crowned as Ms. Hawaii America 2019

Sydnee Michaels

HONOLULU, Oahu, Hawaii, 2019-Jul-10 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Sydnee Michaels of Murrieta, CA has recently been awarded the Ms Hawaii 2019 title by the Ms. America Pageant.

The Mission of the Pageant is to celebrate the accomplishments of women, encourage them to be involved in community service, as well as the “Crown for a Purpose” to make a difference.

LPGA golfer Sydnee Michaels has been selected to participate in the 2019 Ms. America Pageant crowned as Ms. Hawaii America 2019. The 31 year old golfer who just recently underwent back surgery due to a disc herniation is expected to return to competitive golf in 2020. Michaels quoted “I am thrilled to be representing Hawaii on behalf of my mothers family and to fill my recovery time with charitable service and supporting young women and girls in sports.”

Michaels has competed on the LPGA Tour since 2012 and was an All-American while attending at UCLA. “Sydnee really left a positive impression on our judges and we are thrilled to have her representing Hawaii at the 2019 Ms. America Pageant finals this August.” – Susan Jeske, Pageant CEO

The Pageant finals will take place August 24, 2019 in Long Beach, CA aboard the historic ship The Queen Mary. Tickets to the Pageant are currently sold out.

Visit www.MsAmericaPageant.com or contact CEO Susan Jeske at (949) 679-8888 for more information

The Ms America Pageant is a registered federal trademark with the USPTO in Washington DC since February 2000 and ranks as one of the top pageant trademarks in the United States.

For business inquires please email sydneegolf@gmail.com

100 million downloads milestone for AnyDesk’s remote desktop software

STUTTGART, Germany / CHARLOTTE, NC, United States, 2-Jul-2019 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — One of the fastest growing technology firms in Germany, AnyDesk, is marking a record-setting one hundred million downloads of its software. The AnyDesk remote access software is seeing massive adoption by companies and individuals, adding another 5 million users each month.

AnyDesk is a cutting edge remote access software which allows users to remotely connect to a computer, be it from the other end of the office or halfway around the world. After only five years, AnyDesk is already being used by millions of people around the world, and more than 17,000 companies in 165 countries, including world renowned Fortune 500 brands.

“Along with our team of experts, I saw the need for innovation in the industry and created AnyDesk to provide a faster, more comprehensive connectivity solution,” says AnyDesk CEO, Philipp Weiser. “We are already one of the top remote desktop software brands in South America, Europe and India and are now looking forward to growing our company with an expansion in North America.”

“We are incredibly proud of the fact that we have a 99 percent customer renewal rate,” says Chief Operating Officer, Oldrich Muller. “We believe that fact speaks louder than words as to the quality of our product and our commitment to ‘first in class’ support and customer service.”

“Our team of innovative engineers and technologists work constantly to make sure AnyDesk is providing software that ensures secure and reliable remote desktop connections for IT professionals, and on-the-go individuals alike, adds Muller.” We look forward to expanding our service to the global community.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

RCS & RDS starts developing its 5G network with the Digi Mobil 5G Smart service launch in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, 27-Jun-2019 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that today, 27 June 2019, the Company’s Romanian subsidiary, RCS & RDS S.A. (“RCS&RDS”) launches Digi Mobil 5G Smart – a new commercial service, which will be provided through the entity’s first 5G stations. The launch marks also the start of RCS&RDS process for developing its future 5G network. The launch will take place in the context of a marketing event which will be held in Bucharest’s Old City Center, with members of the press and representatives from public authorities present.

Following the launch of this service, the customers of RCS&RDS Digi Mobil services will have access to 5G speeds and low latency services, provided via RCS&RDS first 5G base stations. In the following weeks, in addition to the 5G base stations active in Bucharest, RCS&RDS will launch the service in another five locations in Romania: Constanța and Mamaia, Oradea, Cluj-Napoca and Iași. In September, the launch of the service is scheduled to take place in Sinaia, Bușteni, Predeal, Brașov, Poiana Brașov, Timișoara, Craiova and Sibiu.

The contemplated development of the 5G network will be gradual (as will be the investments planned for such development) and will be in line with the market interest shown in connection with this new technology.

For details regarding the reports, please access the official website designated of Digi: www.digi-communications.ro (Investor Relations Section/Current Reports).

About Digi Communications N.V.

Digi is the parent holding company of RCS&RDS, a leading provider of pay TV and telecommunications services in Romania and Hungary. In addition, RCS&RDS provides mobile services as an MVNO to the large Romanian communities living in Spain and Italy.

SOURCE: EuropaWire