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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

CDP Institute Global Member Survey 2019: CDP users have higher satisfaction than non-users among both business and consumer marketers

SWARTHMORE, PA, 30-May-2019 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Business marketers are catching up with consumer marketers in Customer Data Platform deployments, according to a global member survey released today by the Customer Data Platform Institute.

The survey found that 41% of companies selling to consumers are in the process of deploying a CDP, compared with just 19% of companies selling to business. But 34% of the B2B companies plan to start deployment within the next twelve months, compared to only 19% of consumer brands.

Other survey finding suggest the change is coming just in time:

  • Business marketers are more likely than consumer marketers to rely on CRM or marketing automation systems to unify their customer data (22% vs 8%).
  • Business marketers using CRM or marketing automation in this way have below-average satisfaction with their martech investments.
  • CDP users have higher satisfaction than non-users among both business and consumer marketers.

Other survey findings include:

  • consumer marketers have more fragmented data than B2B marketers, with 62% reporting many disconnected systems compared with 48% of B2B marketers.
  • inability to assemble unified customer data is the most-cited obstacle to using customer data well, listed by 63% of respondents compared with incapable delivery systems (54%) or inaccessible source data (47%).
  • a unified customer view is the most important CDP benefit, listed by 86% of respondents. Many fewer cited applications such as predictive modeling (59%), message selection (49%) or cross-channel orchestration (49%).
  • companies with a specialized martech manager or staff are more satisfied with their marketing technology results than firms where marketing technology is run by a central IT department or left to individual groups within marketing.

A free copy of the complete report is available at https://lp.cdpinstitute.venntive.com/DL2066-CDPI-Industry-Survey-2019

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DIGI Hungary unveils two free 4G features: VoLTE (4G/LTE Voice) and VoWiFi (voice over WiFi)

BUCHAREST, Romania, 27-May-2019 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The Company (Digi Communications N.V.) would like to inform its shareholders and the market that on 27 May 2019, DIGI Kft., the Company’s Hungarian subsidiary (“DIGI HU”), launches mobile telephony services through its own network. The launch comes after a four-year process of investment, planning and implementation.

Following the launch, the services portfolio of DIGI HU will include fixed telecommunications services (cable television, fixed internet and telephony) and mobile telecommunications services (mobile telephony and data), as well as satellite television (direct to home – DTH).

DIGI HU’s network will use the 4G standard (but will allow use of the 2G standard for voice services, exclusively for existing compatible phones). DIGI HU also introduces two free 4G features, which will bring great quality for voice service on compatible terminals: VoLTE (4G/LTE Voice) and VoWiFi (voice over WiFi) (available to Romanian DIGI Mobil clients since 2017).

DIGI HU is planning to further develop its mobile communications network and services in Hungary, with coverage expanding in several stages. In accordance with the Company’s declared strategy, DIGI HU also intends to develop 5G offerings in the future.

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

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Zyxel to showcase its LTE / 5G product portfolio at the MVNO World Congress in Amsterdam

COPENHAGEN, 21-May-2019 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — In tight cooperation with leading module technology vendor Quectel, we have committed to a very aggressive launch schedule, having outdoor 5G C-Band sample units ready for customer sampling during August 2019. This is Zyxel’s phase one 5G rollout, with C-Band Sub 6GHz frequency support. Next 5G phase two rollout will include both indoor and outdoor 5G products supporting C-band and mmWave support.

The benefits of 5G
5G is an extremely hot topic as it is predicted to replace fixed line internet with powerful mobile connections – but at the core of all the fuzz; 5G is all about speed and improved latency. Strong mobile connections with rapid data transfers and much shorter latency. Where 4G connections have a 50-100 millisecond latency, 5G will take us all below 1 millisecond in ideal conditions.

With the great improvement in performance, spectrum efficiency and latency compared to current LTE standards, Zyxel 5G products have the potential to provide a vastly improved and responsive connectivity experience between outdoor devices and the 5G network, opening up the possibilities of an entirely new generation of high-speed Fixed Wireless Access.

5G technology partners
Zyxel’s 5G products are built on Qualcomm’s leading Snapdragon x55 chipset in conjunction with Quectel module technology. We start releasing our 5G product portfolio with weather hardened outdoor units, ready to be easily mounted on the outside of buildings or poles, yielding the best possible conditions for 5G FWA connectivity.

Fixed Wireless Access – 5G’s first real world application
Fixed Wireless – using wireless to replace wired DSL/Fiber internet – is one of the first use cases most Mobile Carriers, MVNO’s and Service Providers are attempting with 5G. To achieve the full benefits of 5G speeds and latency, an outdoor 5G unit is the best way to achieve this, which is Zyxel’s 5G launch strategy, as the mid-band 5G frequencies does not penetrate houses and windows as efficiently as low-band LTE frequencies.

Phase one of Zyxel’s 5G rollout will support the C-band spectrum and will begin during summer 2019. Phase two will take advantage of the high-band mmWave spectrum estimated to be ready in late 2020, early 2021, producing blazing speeds comparable to 10G fixed fiber connections.

Come see us at the MVNO World Congress in Amsterdam
Visit Zyxel at MVNOs World Congress in Amsterdam to get a first-hand look at our impressive LTE / 5G product portfolio. We will be in booth 52 between May 21-24 and hope to see you there! You can also contact your local partner or send an e-mail to isp@zyxel.eu.

Quectel Wireless Solutions
Quectel is the leading global supplier of 5G, LTE-A, LTE, LPWA, AI based Smart Module, GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA(+) and GNSS modules. As a professional IoT technology developer and cellular module supplier, Quectel is able to provide one-stop service for IoT cellular modules. Quectel products have been widely applied in IoT/M2M fields including smart payment, telematics and transport, smart energy, smart city, security, wireless gateway, industry, healthcare, agriculture and environment monitoring. Quectel estimates that globally more than 100 million devices have at least one Quectel module inside and as called, have been Accelerated by Quectel. For more information, please visit www.quectel.com

Zyxel Communications
Through powerful know-how, future-ready products and cutting-edge technology within xDSL, fibre, ethernet, LTE, Wi-Fi and COE, we’re helping Service Providers deliver ultimate customer experience. Read more on www.zyxel.eu, subscribe to our newsletter specifically dedicated for Service Providers or follow our Zyxel for Service Providers LinkedIn page.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Producer Andre K. Jefferson Latest Film ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Premiered To A Packed Audience!

HOLLYWOOD, California, 2019-May-14 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The film premiere for ‘Brother’s Keeper’ produced by Andre K. Jefferson was a huge success as the cast of the film walked the red carpet along with local celebrities at YES Studio in Hollywood. The line waiting to enter the building was so long, many guests had to be turned down, in spite it being on a working day. The film got the audience interested and intrigued about the storyline of two adopted brothers who battle different mental illnesses, accidentally commits murder and in the process of hiding their crimes, they find their true identity. “The film is a story of power, control, love and hate, sometimes the only options become deadly,” said Jefferson.

The premiere began with a glamourous reception while the cast and celebrities posed for pictures. The cast included Andre K. Jefferson (Writer, Executive Producer), Delila Outlaw (Associate Producer), Olando Graves (as “Devin”), Angela O’Leary (as “Char”), Ursa Gifted Major (as “Trey”), Dominique Marsell (as “Det. O’Neal”), Shelley Meche’tte (as “Mama Eva”), Andrew Davis II (as “Skillz”), Delmiko Blair (as “Luke”), Terrell Sahale (as “Det. Kirkpatrick”), Megan Orth (as “Det. Marshall”), Jamie Lynn Franklin (as “Sonja”), Irina Aylyarova (as “Sidney”), Oscar “Ofoesho” Roberts (as “Nate”), Parenthysis Gardner (as “Naomi”), Janine R. Lancaster (as “Regina”), and Terrell Finister (as “Darnell”). Celebrities who supported the film included Chante’ Bowser (STX Film “The Best of Enemies”), Loren Lott (CBS “The Young and The Restless”), Cierra Brooks (BET “The Grand Hustle”), Julie Dell Phillips (ID “Murder Among Friends”), Taaha Shah (AMZONOV “Made In Heaven”), Travanti Quinn Waller (Studio City), Nikita Francois (Issa Rae’s Dumped), and Travanti Quinn Waller (HBO’s TBS), and many others.

The film received a positive response from the cheering audience and the cast received a thunderous applause as they walked to the front and introduced themselves for a short Q&A session moderated by Conisha Dorsey and Derek Reed.

The film is now preparing to do the rounds of several film festivals in the US and abroad in the months to come.

Special thanks to Carol Spears (Keller Williams Realty South Bay), Kimberly Fomby Jefferson (Sucre Couture), Anthony Keith Jefferson Jr., John Spears, June Stone, and Donna Lipscomb for sponsoring this event. For more about the film, visit www.brotherskeeperthefilm.com. Official Social Media Hashtag: #brotherskeeperfilm

Check out all the photos from the red carpet here: https://bit.ly/2XmZiPk – Photo credit: Vladimir Yazev.

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The Wing Opens in Los Angeles; 42West Founder and CO-CEO Leslee Dart Helps Found a Members-Only, Female-Focused Networking Space

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Apr-25 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The Wing, a networking space for women, opened its first California location in West Hollywood. Leslee Dart, a founding member understands the importance of having a female focused networking space that provides women and non-binary individuals in Los Angeles a place to work and a build a supportive community.

The Wing location in Los Angeles is an 11,000 square foot space that includes a full service café with offerings from several female owned restaurants, a Ladies Library, the Little Wing childcare center, an outdoor space, a quiet room, phone booths and conference rooms, showers and lockers, a beauty room and a pump room for breastfeeding mothers. The Wing also has multiple locations in New York City, and singular locations in Georgetown, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and one international location in London.

Leslee Dart a long time entertainment publicist for top Hollywood talent, is one of founding members of this female based work and networking space. Other big name founding members of the WeHo location include entertainers, Jessica Alba, Gia Coppola, Katy Perry, Shonda Rhimes, Margaret Cho, Maya Rudolph, Marisa Tomei ,Lucy Liu, Amandla Stenberg, Busy Philipps, Laverne Cox, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Hale, Sharon Stone, Susan Kelechi Watson, Sarah Silverman, Roxane Gay, Gabourey Sidibe, Hari Nef, and Liz Goldwyn. Other founding members include Rodarte founders Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Hollywood stylists Karla Welch and Jamie Mizrahi and Chefs Nancy Silverton and Samin Nosrat.

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InfoClutch Announces The Launch Of Email ROI Calculator For Its High-end Customers

Edison, New Jersey, United States, 2019-Apr-05 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — InfoClutch as a leading database service provider launches its highly accurate email ROI calculator tool, useful for calculating the return on investment on the email marketing services. The professionals at InfoClutch developed this solution after extensive research on different metrics and scenarios for the ROI calculation.

The announcement is a significant boost for the email marketing service of the top-notch marketing companies across the world. “As a leading email marketing service provider, we understand the importance of ROI. The constraints faced by the marketers prompted us to develop a solution which will be helpful for businesses to measure the ROI for each of their email marketing efforts.” Says Robert Jordan, Media Relations Manager at InfoClutch.

The team at InfoClutch derived the best solution by including the necessary metrics required for generating the accurate output by the email ROI calculator. The tool is precisely developed to guide the user with the right data so that they can make the best decision; it is convenient and can make assumptions at a faster rate.

The experts made the best usage of the rightful resources to develop the email ROI calculator tool so that they can provide the customers with the best reference data for planning their next marketing strategy and budget. At InfoClutch the team is committed to provide quality service to the customers so that they can spend their time, money and effort in the right direction.

InfoClutch offers end-to-end email marketing solutions, and provide customers with the right solution which can help in their email marketing effort. Necessary metrics, high-end data, can help the users in planning and targeting the accurate customer.

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RealCDP aims at reducing the confusion plaguing the Customer Data Platform industry

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Customer Data Platform Institute today launched RealCDP, a program to reduce the confusion plaguing the Customer Data Platform industry.  RealCDP has two components:

  • RealCDP certification, a five point checklist of core capabilities needed to build a unified, sharable customer database.
  • CDPFinder templates and vendor information to help buyers find the right CDP for their needs

“The CDP industry faces two challenges,” said CDP Institute Founder David Raab. “First, many firms offering a CDP or CDP alternative fail to build the complete, shareable customer database that is the heart of the CDP concept.  Second, legitimate CDPs vary hugely in the additional features they provide, leaving buyers confused by the range of options.  These two programs address each challenge separately and, taken together, we hope they will make it easier for buyers to find the products they truly need – and avoid alternatives that will leave them disappointed.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire