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Fontem US LLC Submits Premarket Tobacco Applications for myblu Electronic Vaping Products

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Fontem US LLC (Fontem US) today announces that it has submitted Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking authorization for the continued marketing of a wide range of its myblu electronic vaping products.

Key Points: 
  • Fontem US LLC (Fontem US) today announces that it has submitted Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking authorization for the continued marketing of a wide range of its myblu electronic vaping products.
  • Fontem USs blu products play a fundamental role in the companys goal of providing adult smokers with options that are potentially less harmful than combustible tobacco products.
  • Fontem US believes the evidence provided shows that blu electronic vaping products could play a role in the protection of the public health, in line with the guidance issued by FDA.
  • Fontem US now awaits the FDAs review of the applications and will provide additional information sought by the agency as part of the PMTA process.

Domtar Completes the Purchase of Appvion Point of Sale Paper Business

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced it has completed its purchase of the Point of Sale (POS) paper business from Appvion Operations, Inc.

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  • Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced it has completed its purchase of the Point of Sale (POS) paper business from Appvion Operations, Inc.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200428005539/en/
    The business includes the coater and related equipment located at Appvions West Carrollton, Ohio, facility as well as a license for all corresponding intellectual property.
  • With this acquisition, Domtar will become a large-scale, integrated producer of POS paper.
  • This acquisition provides us access to and insight into coated specialty papers market growing globally," Domtar President and Chief Executive Officer John Williams said.

Morgan Stanley Increases COVID-19 Charitable Commitment to $25 Million

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) today announced an additional $15 million in grants to support the ongoing relief efforts to the global COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) today announced an additional $15 million in grants to support the ongoing relief efforts to the global COVID-19 crisis.
  • As part of this commitment, the Firm is launching the Morgan Stanley COVID-19 Hunger Relief Campaign, which incentivizes employees globally to contribute to local feeding programs.
  • This new initiative will facilitate employee contributions to critical feeding partners in all of the Firms major global locations.
  • Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services.

City of Phoenix RNG Plant Receives Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:35pm

Ameresco Inc. , a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced that its 91st Avenue RNG facility in Phoenix received an honorable mention in Fast Companys 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards in the energy category.

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  • Ameresco Inc. , a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced that its 91st Avenue RNG facility in Phoenix received an honorable mention in Fast Companys 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards in the energy category.
  • Organized annually, the World Changing Ideas Awards honor businesses, policies, projects and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to solving the climate crisis, social injustice and economic inequality.
  • Now in its fourth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase how some of the worlds most inventive entrepreneurs and companies are addressing grave global challenges.
  • World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Companys major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better.

Blue Star Roofing Inc. Acquired by Jasper Inc.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Jasper Inc. officially acquired Blue Star Roofing Inc. on Friday, April 24, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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  • Jasper Inc. officially acquired Blue Star Roofing Inc. on Friday, April 24, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.
  • With the acquisition of Blue Star Roofing, Jasper Inc. is excited to be able to add another high-quality company to its brand, especially during this time.
  • Jasper Inc.s subsidiary company, One Source Roofing, has had a close partnership with Blue Star Roofing Inc., as the company provides labor services to One Source Roofing on various projects including the Orlando International Airport Terminal C project.
  • Darin C. Lavine, formed Blue Star Roofing Inc. by providing premium quality commercial roofing services for over two decades.

The Hartford To Host Virtual Annual Meeting Of Shareholders On May 20

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Hartford will host a virtual annual meeting of shareholders at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 20.

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  • The Hartford will host a virtual annual meeting of shareholders at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 20.
  • For the health and safety of shareholders, the meeting will be solely by means of remote communication via audio webcast.
  • Guests without a control number may also attend the meeting, but will not be permitted to vote or submit questions.
  • Shareholders of record may also vote or submit questions in advance of the meeting at www.proxyvote.com using their 16-digit control number.

CloudBees Commissions State of Software Delivery Management Survey

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

CloudBees, Inc. , the enterprise software delivery company, today announced that it has commissioned a survey with Accelerated Strategies Group , the analyst company whose mission is to democratize access to industry expert knowledge.

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  • CloudBees, Inc. , the enterprise software delivery company, today announced that it has commissioned a survey with Accelerated Strategies Group , the analyst company whose mission is to democratize access to industry expert knowledge.
  • The survey, authored by Principal Analyst Sanjeev Sharma, will explore the current state of maturity of Software Delivery Management (SDM) in the enterprise.
  • The data gathered in this survey will help us study business impact through effective software delivery management, said Mitch Ashley, CEO of Accelerated Strategies Group.
  • We hope that this research will provide a deeper understanding of the impact that Software Delivery Management has, and will continue to have, on business success.

NS1 Continues Rapid Growth, Reporting 71% YoY Growth in Q1 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

NS1 outpaced the accelerated growth of both the DNS service and DDI markets because of its software-defined approach to application networking.

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  • NS1 outpaced the accelerated growth of both the DNS service and DDI markets because of its software-defined approach to application networking.
  • As part of the companys commitment to resilience, NS1 is sharing stories of companies and communities that are demonstrating resilience.
  • In the first quarter of 2020, NS1 appointed its first chief information security officer, Ryan Davis.
  • Also, in Q1, channel program leader Warren Mead was named to CRNs 2020 List of Channel Chiefs and NS1 was designated a 5-Star Vendor in CRNs 2020 Partner Program Guide.

Dr. Maurice O’Gorman to Speak on AAAS Webinar About Monitoring the Immune System as a Way to Fight COVID-19

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Maurice OGorman , PhD, MSc, will participate in an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) webinar about monitoring the immune system as a way to fight COVID-19 on Thursday, April 30, at noon ET.

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  • Maurice OGorman , PhD, MSc, will participate in an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) webinar about monitoring the immune system as a way to fight COVID-19 on Thursday, April 30, at noon ET.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200428005430/en/
    Maurice OGorman, PhD, MSc, will participate in an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) webinar about monitoring the immune system as a way to fight COVID-19 on Thursday, April 30, at noon ET.
  • OGorman is Chief of Laboratory Medicine at CHLA and Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics at the KeckSchool of Medicine of USC, is an expert in immune monitoring and flow cytometry assays for the assessment of immune dysfunction.
  • Immunophenotyping may provide a tool for prognostics stratification of disease, and potentially as a way to monitor response to treatment.

Quantzig Helped a German Ecommerce Retailer to Increase Average Order Value (AOV) by 53% Using a Holistic Demand Forecasting Framework | A Case Study

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:10pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200428005403/en/
    Case Study: E-commerce Demand Forecasting Framework (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Insights obtained through demand forecasting can enable businesses to optimize routing, streamline operations, enhance supply chain transparency, benefitting both logistics and e-commerce companies alike.
  • Thriving in such a challenging environment proved to be challenging for a German e-commerce retailer, who approached us looking to devise and implement a robust demand forecasting framework.
  • We adopted a three-pronged approach to help them devise a robust demand forecasting framework to accurately forecast sales and demand for different product categories.
  • Adopting a holistic approach to demand forecasting can help you tackle the surge in demand.

IPification Secure Mobile Authentication Now Available to Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C Customers

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

Benefit Vantage Limited, developer of the IPification seamless authentication solution , is proud to announce that we will enable global service providers to enhance user authentication and verification when using the Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C cloud identity platform.

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  • Benefit Vantage Limited, developer of the IPification seamless authentication solution , is proud to announce that we will enable global service providers to enhance user authentication and verification when using the Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C cloud identity platform.
  • Integrating IPification technology into Azure Active Directory B2C enables service providers to offer the benefits of a secure, bank-grade mobile authentication solution to their users, enabling frictionless user experience during identity verification without using or sharing sensitive user data.
  • I am proud that Microsoft has recognized the value that IPification technology can bring to their cloud identity platform, Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C.
  • This is where passwordless authentication comes in," said Sue Bohn, Partner Director of Program Management, Microsoft Identity Division, Microsoft Corp. "We are pleased to see companies like IPification support our passwordless journey by integrating their solutions with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

TNS Launches Upgrade to Ultra-low Latency Offering in Key New York Area Data Centers

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:03pm

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is now offering the fastest market data in the industry from NYSE, CBOE and Nasdaq after upgrading its network with the TNSXpress Layer 1 solution in three key New York area data centers.

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  • Transaction Network Services (TNS) is now offering the fastest market data in the industry from NYSE, CBOE and Nasdaq after upgrading its network with the TNSXpress Layer 1 solution in three key New York area data centers.
  • It is now available in the NYSE data center in Mahwah, NJ, the Equinix NY4 data center in Secaucus, NJ, and Nasdaqs data center in Carteret, NJ.
  • TNS is rapidly expanding its managed hosting capabilities globally bringing innovative new solutions to the market and continuing its focus on offering the lowest latency solutions available, said Mezger.
  • TNSXpress , the companys infrastructure as a service (IaaS) managed colocation platform includes the unsurpassed ultra-low latency Layer 1 connectivity technology and robust global market data services.

BioDuro & neoX Partner to Create Next Generation Antibody Discovery Platform

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

BioDuro, LLC, a leading drug discovery and development services organization, and neoX, a leading-edge artificial intelligence and biophysics focused biotech, announced today a strategic cooperation to establish the first antibody discovery platform to combine artificial intelligence (AI) and synthetic antibody discovery.

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  • BioDuro, LLC, a leading drug discovery and development services organization, and neoX, a leading-edge artificial intelligence and biophysics focused biotech, announced today a strategic cooperation to establish the first antibody discovery platform to combine artificial intelligence (AI) and synthetic antibody discovery.
  • neoX and BioDuros combined platform screens tens of billions of high-impact sequences in a high-throughput manner.
  • The platform is especially useful for previously intractable targets, such as GPCRs, ion channels, and peptide-MHC complexes, that have consistently failed development as antibody-based therapeutics.
  • The teams are applying their unique antibody discovery platform to rapidly discover and develop next-generation CAR-T therapy with improved safety and efficacy profiles.

Facteus Announces Launch of Enlightmint, A Powerful Research Tool for Investment and Business Analysts

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200428005349/en/
    Analyze Consumer Trends for Hundreds of Public and Private Companies in Near Real-Time (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The powerful tool provides insight into business revenue drivers and the underlying consumer spending behaviors that drive them.
  • It is based on transactional data sourced directly from financial institutions and payments companies to a broad range of investors, analysts and business executives.
  • Enlightmint provides intelligent insights gleaned from millions of consumer transactions across more than 730 companies and 270 publicly traded stock tickers, with more added monthly.
  • Mimic eliminates all personally identifiable information (PII) within the raw transactional logs by creating a synthetic representation of every transaction.

CellAntenna Delivers Rapid Deployable Virus Blaster UV-C Disinfection Chamber to Fight COVID-19

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

CellAntenna Corporation announces availability of its innovative Rapid Deployable Virus Blaster UV-C Chamber used to destroy COVID-19 and other pathogens on PPE equipment, tools, parcels, and office equipment.

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  • CellAntenna Corporation announces availability of its innovative Rapid Deployable Virus Blaster UV-C Chamber used to destroy COVID-19 and other pathogens on PPE equipment, tools, parcels, and office equipment.
  • CellAntennas engineers studied the problem and, through innovation, designed and deployed the Virus Blaster Chamber.
  • As a result of their experience, the CellAntenna team turned their efforts to manufacturing the Virus Blaster Chamber for immediate deployment to help fight the COVID-19 Pandemic to benefit other companies.
  • The Virus Blaster Chamber has been specifically designed to safely deliver high intensity UV-C lighting 200 times more powerful than the Sun.

Illumina’s Donation to the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Expands their Capability for Sequencing-Based COVID-19 Surveillance

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Public Health institutions in Africa have been implementing Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) based surveillance to drive a deeper understanding of endemic diseases and outbreaks.

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  • Public Health institutions in Africa have been implementing Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) based surveillance to drive a deeper understanding of endemic diseases and outbreaks.
  • SARS-CoV-2 positive samples are currently being sequenced by only a few African institutions to characterize circulating strains.
  • With this outbreak, it has become clear that enabling local or regional proactive surveillance will benefit those immediately at risk as well as all of us around the globe.
  • This donation will support Africa CDCs program to strengthen NGS capacity within public health institutions on the African continent to better respond to current and future disease threats.

Vutiliti, Real-Time Energy Data Monitoring Company, Raises $11.75 Million in Series A Funding

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 5:58pm

The funding will accelerate Vutilitis global expansion and development of its proprietary HotDrop technology and utility monitoring systems.

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  • The funding will accelerate Vutilitis global expansion and development of its proprietary HotDrop technology and utility monitoring systems.
  • Vutilitis data collection and insights management system can simultaneously lower greenhouse gas emissions, utility expenses, and the risks of equipment failure.
  • We are leveraging and refining IoT to transform that data into actionable information that benefits our customers bottom-line and sustainability performance.
  • Vutiliti is an energy data company that focuses on utility efficiency through detailed, timely and accurate measurement data.

Talkdesk Launches Talkdesk CXTalent and Talkdesk Academy to Serve Companies in Need of Agents and Help Recently Unemployed With New Job Opportunities

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The combination of Talkdesk CXTalent and Talkdesk Academy offers a multi-layer solution to bring employers, BPOs and job seekers together.

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  • The combination of Talkdesk CXTalent and Talkdesk Academy offers a multi-layer solution to bring employers, BPOs and job seekers together.
  • Talkdesk CXTalent is a gig-economy job platform fed by Talkdesk Academy and open to any customer service provider in need of additional talent.
  • @Talkdesk launches Talkdesk CXTalent and Talkdesk Academy to help customer service industry navigate employment crossroads of #COVID19.
  • Talkdesk Academy provides free training while Talkdesk CXTalent connects qualified candidates with employers in need.

Moogsoft Expands AIOps Platform to Deliver Customers the “Virtual NOC”

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Moogsoft , the pioneer and leading provider of artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps), today announced the release of Moogsoft Enterprise 8.0, a complete AIOps platform that enables IT Ops and DevOps teams to build a virtual Network Operations Center (NOC) and work more effectively from anywhere.

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  • Moogsoft , the pioneer and leading provider of artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps), today announced the release of Moogsoft Enterprise 8.0, a complete AIOps platform that enables IT Ops and DevOps teams to build a virtual Network Operations Center (NOC) and work more effectively from anywhere.
  • With version 8.0, customers can create a Virtual NOC using the Moogsoft Situation Room to collaborate throughout the incident management process, and diagnose and resolve problems quickly, regardless of team members physical location.
  • The platform also provides IT Ops teams a single-pane-of-glass to replace multiple screens each dedicated to different monitoring tools.
  • Moogsoft will showcase the Virtual NOC and Moogsoft Enterprise 8.0 during a global live event on May 6.

Thryv, Inc., Leading Small Business Software Provider, Hosts Four-part Small Business Expert Webinar Series on Reimagining Your Business during COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:30pm

Thryv, Inc., the leading small business software provider, will host a four-part webinar series surrounding small business survival during the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Thryv, Inc., the leading small business software provider, will host a four-part webinar series surrounding small business survival during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Reimagine Your Business in the Corona Economy, featuring SMB expert Barry Moltz
    Wednesday, April 29 1 p.m. CST
    Within months, the economy abruptly changed and small businesses began struggling.
  • Join Small Business Expert Barry Moltz as he discusses steps to reimagine your business and take advantage of new opportunities in your market place.
  • Every company needs to close their eyes and imagine a world where you customers almost never leave their home, said Motlz.

Sevan Names New Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. (Sevan), a global leader in innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics, today announced Paul Evans has been named the companys Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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  • Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. (Sevan), a global leader in innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics, today announced Paul Evans has been named the companys Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • Evans will oversee Sevans global finance functions including accounting, financial planning and analysis, risk management and mergers & acquisitions.
  • Before joining Sevan, he served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Hill International, Chief Financial Officer at MYR Group, Chief Executive Officer at Conex Energy Corporation and Treasurer at NorthWestern Energy.
  • I look forward to helping Sevan continue to grow in a sustainable way while providing strategic expertise through all financial operations, acquisitions, integration and beyond.

United Health Foundation Donates $500,000 to University of Chicago Medicine to Support Expanded COVID-19 Testing in Underserved Communities

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

The United Health Foundation is donating $500,000 to the University of Chicago Medicine to support expanded COVID-19 testing for underserved communities.

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  • The United Health Foundation is donating $500,000 to the University of Chicago Medicine to support expanded COVID-19 testing for underserved communities.
  • The effort is part of UnitedHealth Groups (NYSE: UNH) initial $70 million commitment to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities.
  • By partnering with a renowned health care organization like the UChicago Medicine and its South Side Healthcare Collaborative, we are working to address health care equity and ensure access to care for underserved communities in the city of Chicago.
  • The United Health Foundation funding will support:
    Testing at South Side Healthcare Collaborative (SSHC) clinics and community hospitals.

Assurance Software, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Avalution Consulting

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:15pm

Assurance Software, Inc. , the largest provider of business continuity management (BCM) software and services, announces the acquisition of Avalution Consulting , a leading provider of business continuity solutions.

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  • Assurance Software, Inc. , the largest provider of business continuity management (BCM) software and services, announces the acquisition of Avalution Consulting , a leading provider of business continuity solutions.
  • Todays announcement follows the 2019 mergers between Assurance and ClearView Continuity , as well as Avalution and BC Management .
  • This acquisition provides customers and the BCM community with direct access to an unrivaled level of BCM expertise spanning consulting, software, staffing, and data research.
  • Our combined experience will enable us to deliver the best consulting and software solutions, helping organizations successfully respond to and recover from any disruptions.

JBL Quantum Announced as Official Global Gaming Headset Partner of 100 Thieves

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Following the award-winning debut of the JBL Quantum Range gaming headsets earlier this year, today JBL continues to elevate the gaming space by teaming up with lifestyle power brand and leading esports organization 100 Thieves.

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  • Following the award-winning debut of the JBL Quantum Range gaming headsets earlier this year, today JBL continues to elevate the gaming space by teaming up with lifestyle power brand and leading esports organization 100 Thieves.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200428005313/en/
    JBL Quantum Announced as Official Global Gaming Headset Partner of 100 Thieves.
  • As the Official Global Gaming Headset Partner of 100 Thieves, the JBL Quantum Range will be featured at the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound, including the team rooms, streaming rooms and Nadeshot's studio.
  • The 100 Thieves player jerseys featuring JBL Quantum will be available to fans via a sweepstakes on JBLs social media later this spring.

American Vanguard Announces Amendment to Credit Facility, Revises Guidance and Schedules Earnings Conference Call

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

We will, of course, continue to exercise strict discipline with respect to operating expenses, while addressing our many markets globally.

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  • We will, of course, continue to exercise strict discipline with respect to operating expenses, while addressing our many markets globally.
  • The conference call will also be webcast live via the News and Media section of the Companys web site at www.american-vanguard.com .
  • American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes and the Standard & Poors Small Cap 600 Index.
  • All forward-looking statements, if any, in this release represent the Companys judgment as of the date of this release.

ExchangeRight Fully Subscribes $119 Million Net-Leased DST Offering in Two Months

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

ExchangeRight has fully subscribed its $119 million Net-Leased Portfolio 32 DST offering only two months after its February launch, marking the companys most accelerated capital raise to date.

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  • ExchangeRight has fully subscribed its $119 million Net-Leased Portfolio 32 DST offering only two months after its February launch, marking the companys most accelerated capital raise to date.
  • The offering is strategically diversified across 26 markets, 6 recession-resilient industries, and 27 properties across 12 states, including Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Texas.
  • Due to the incredible demand for our recession-resilient offerings, we were able to fully subscribe Net-Leased Portfolio 32 in just two months, said Warren Thomas, a managing partner of ExchangeRight.
  • ExchangeRight and its affiliates vertically integrated platform is diversified across more than 675 properties of over 14 million square feet located throughout 38 different states.

Okta Appoints Technology and Financial Services Veteran David Bradbury as Chief Security Officer

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the appointment of David Bradbury as Chief Security Officer.

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  • Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the appointment of David Bradbury as Chief Security Officer.
  • Bradbury brings more than 20 years of security and engineering experience to Okta and will report directly to Todd McKinnon, Oktas Chief Executive Officer and co-founder.
  • Most recently, as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Symantec, Bradbury was responsible for all global security programs, including oversight of the organizations move to the cloud.
  • Identity has been woven into experiences throughout my entire career from my days at IBM deploying identity solutions to securing some of the worlds largest financial institutions, said David Bradbury, Chief Security Officer, Okta.

FedEx and BigCommerce Team Up to Bring New Ecommerce Offering to Small and Medium Businesses

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:30pm

BigCommerce , a leading open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, is collaborating with FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) to give small and medium businesses on BigCommerce access to the robust FedEx portfolio of ecommerce solutions and competitive rates.

Key Points: 
  • BigCommerce , a leading open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, is collaborating with FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) to give small and medium businesses on BigCommerce access to the robust FedEx portfolio of ecommerce solutions and competitive rates.
  • A 2019 BigCommerce survey found that 77 percent of global consumer respondents have abandoned an ecommerce purchase due to unsatisfactory shipping options1.
  • Through this alliance with FedEx, BigCommerce merchants that sign up will receive a number of business advantages, including:
    Competitive rates.
  • BigCommerce merchants that leverage this partnership will receive discounts up to 40% on FedEx Ground and 50% on FedEx Express services.

Veteran Tech Executive Gene Fay Named CEO at ThreatX

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

ThreatX , the leading provider of SaaS-based web application and API protection (WAAP) solutions, has appointed longtime cybersecurity executive Gene Fay as the companys new CEO.

Key Points: 
  • ThreatX , the leading provider of SaaS-based web application and API protection (WAAP) solutions, has appointed longtime cybersecurity executive Gene Fay as the companys new CEO.
  • Gene was a critical player at Resilient Systems as they successfully developed, and subsequently exited with one of the first SOAR platforms.
  • Before joining ThreatX, Fay served as Chief Operating Officer at White Ops, where he worked closely with the co-founders to bring management excellence to the thriving business.
  • Gene and Brets track records and skillsets will strategically position ThreatX to continue building a market-leading organization within a booming cybersecurity segment.

IFM’s 2020 Annual International Conference Shifts to Interactive Online Experience

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) announced today that the 2020 Annual International Conference (AIC), Advancements in Clinical Research and Innovative Practices in Functional Medicine, has been re-envisioned as a two-day online experience, happening June 12-13, 2020.

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  • The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) announced today that the 2020 Annual International Conference (AIC), Advancements in Clinical Research and Innovative Practices in Functional Medicine, has been re-envisioned as a two-day online experience, happening June 12-13, 2020.
  • The 2020 AIC online experience will provide the same level of rigorous content as the in-person AIC.
  • Although the delivery of the content is different, this conference will provide an interactive, content-rich experience.
  • Sign up to receive the latest updates on speakers and events for the AIC 2020 online experience.

NI Releases Free Editions of Flagship Software: LabVIEW

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 4:53pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200428005266/en/
    Free for most non-commercial uses, the LabVIEW Community editions offer the same features as the professional version of the popular systems engineering software.
  • We are thrilled to encourage the power and potential of our LabVIEW community members who are involved in home and hobby projects, said Jeff Kodosky, co-founder of NI and inventor of LabVIEW.
  • We created the LabVIEW Community editions so engineers could use the software for free to pursue their personal ventures, experiment with programming ideas and create and share IP with their peers.
  • The LabVIEW Community editions also replace LabVIEW for Secondary Schools and provide an engaging way for students in grades K12 to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

CorEnergy Declares First Quarter 2020 Common and Preferred Stock Dividends

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CORR, CORRPrA) ("CorEnergy" or the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors declared a first quarter 2020 dividend of $0.05 per share for its common stock.

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  • CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CORR, CORRPrA) ("CorEnergy" or the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors declared a first quarter 2020 dividend of $0.05 per share for its common stock.
  • The preferred stock dividend is payable on May 29, 2020, to shareholders of record on May 15, 2020.
  • Common stock dividends will be paid entirely in cash, pending the Company's DRIP registration statement being available, as described in our periodic SEC filings.
  • The Board of Directors supported managements recommendation to pay the regular preferred dividend and a common dividend of $0.05 in the first quarter.

Griffon Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Board of Directors of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) (the Company or Griffon) yesterday declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per share.

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  • The Board of Directors of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) (the Company or Griffon) yesterday declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per share.
  • The dividend is payable on June 18, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 21, 2020.
  • Griffon is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries.
  • Griffon oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures.

Smartly.io Sets New Standard for Creative Automation of Social Advertising

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Smartly.io , the leading social advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, today announced new creative capabilities and services for its platform.

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  • Smartly.io , the leading social advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, today announced new creative capabilities and services for its platform.
  • With that, Smartly.io also announces a new creative service through its award-winning Creative Studio team that helps brands build creatives at scale.
  • The platforms new creative capabilities and services include:
    Creative Studio is an on-demand creative service that helps brands stand out and connect with customers across social channels.
  • Learn more about Smartly.ios new creative features and creative service by viewing our website and register to attend our Sofa Summit the worlds largest social advertising summit on May 12.

Elemeno Health and ACEP Announce Partnership to Deploy Free Cloud-based Content Sharing App to Help Emergency Departments Manage COVID-19

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Elemeno Health is joining forces with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to help frontline healthcare teams battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Elemeno Health is joining forces with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to help frontline healthcare teams battle the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The company today announced initial deployment of a free, best practices content-sharing app to help emergency department physicians and nurses throughout the U.S. to manage COVID-19 .
  • As both a former emergency department Chief, hospital Chief Medical Officer and CEO, I see Elemeno Health as one emerging essential tool for the emergency department armamentarium.
  • Elemeno Health and ACEP expect beta testing to be completed in May, followed by general availability to emergency departments nationally.

Colony Capital, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Colony Capital, Inc. (Colony Capital or the Company) (NYSE:CLNY) today announced it will release first quarter 2020 financial results before the market opens on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Colony Capital, Inc. (Colony Capital or the Company) (NYSE:CLNY) today announced it will release first quarter 2020 financial results before the market opens on Friday, May 8, 2020.
  • The Company will conduct a conference call to discuss the results the same day at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m.
  • To participate in the event by telephone, please dial (877) 407-4018 ten minutes prior to the start time (to allow time for registration).
  • For those unable to participate during the live call, a replay will be available starting May 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m.

Moogsoft Integrates With PagerDuty to Help DevOps Teams Automate and Simplify Incident Resolution, Drastically Improving Customer Experience

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

DevOps, SREs and IT Ops teams can then collaborate from either platform with contextual and proactive insightslike Moogsofts similar historical incidentsto quickly identify and resolve both new and subsequent related issues.

Key Points: 
  • DevOps, SREs and IT Ops teams can then collaborate from either platform with contextual and proactive insightslike Moogsofts similar historical incidentsto quickly identify and resolve both new and subsequent related issues.
  • Integrating Moogsoft and PagerDuty helps our Site Reliability Engineering and Operations teams streamline collaboration and zero in on the root cause of an incident to quickly resolve it, so we can focus on continuously improving the customer experience.
  • DevOps teams and SREs often struggle to achieve clear insights and awareness of operational challenges across their applications, infrastructure, and ultimately business services.
  • IT Ops and DevOps teams can now work better together to improve service delivery quality while they watch alert volumes go down and see productivity go up.

ASC X9 Releases Standards for Secure Online Authentication, Addressing Transaction Issues Experienced during the Coronavirus Shutdown

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. ( X9 ) today announced that it has published two standards in the area of secure online authentication.

Key Points: 
  • The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. ( X9 ) today announced that it has published two standards in the area of secure online authentication.
  • These standards address improved security for the increasing number of online transactions, such as those being made during coronavirus stay-at-home orders.
  • X9.117-2020, "Mutual Authentication for Secure Remote Access," is a risk-based standard addressing authentication factors within any environment.
  • X9.122-2020, "Secure Consumer Authentication for Internet Payments," is a new standard that addresses internet-based authentication using established techniques with existing standards and provides requirements for new techniques.

PAN Communications Develops Early-Stage Awareness Program to Address B2B Market Challenges

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

PAN Communications , an integrated marketing and PR agency for B2B tech and healthcare brands, today released a new playbook, NXT Stage Start-Up Kit: How to Use Creativity to Find Opportunity During a Downturn .

Key Points: 
  • PAN Communications , an integrated marketing and PR agency for B2B tech and healthcare brands, today released a new playbook, NXT Stage Start-Up Kit: How to Use Creativity to Find Opportunity During a Downturn .
  • PAN Communications is a mid-size integrated marketing & PR agency with over 150 employees internationally.
  • Celebrating 25 years in business, PAN helps companies transform ideas into captivating stories and coveted user experiences that align to their growth strategies .
  • Headquartered in downtown Boston, PAN has additional office locations in San Francisco, New York, Orlando and London.

KIOXIA Redefines Hyperscale Digital Storage with Software-Enabled Flash Technology

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:05pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200428005232/en/
    KIOXIAs SEF technology combines software flexibility, host control and flash native semantics into a flash native API and purpose-built controller.
  • (Graphic: Business Wire)
    With hyperscale computing redefining storage and virtualization, the race is on to orchestrate digital storage for cloud applications in a way that drives greater efficiency at scale.
  • From the invention of flash memory to todays breakthrough BiCS FLASH 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people's lives and expand society's horizons.
  • The company's innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive, and data centers.

Promotus Launched as Global Alliance of PSP and CBD NGO’s

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:30pm

Promotus ( www.promotus.org ) has been launched as a global alliance of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on providing advocacy, support, and information for patients, families, and caregivers suffering from the rare neurological diseases progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD).

Key Points: 
  • Promotus ( www.promotus.org ) has been launched as a global alliance of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on providing advocacy, support, and information for patients, families, and caregivers suffering from the rare neurological diseases progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD).
  • Speaking for Promotus, Mr. Symons said, PSP and CBD know no boundaries and the need globally for education, awareness, and advocacy is great.
  • We are excited to launch this new collaboration, which will allow NGOs across the globe to share resources and expertise.
  • Since 1994 we have been providing information and support to people living with PSP and CBD.

8th Annual Hearsay Summit Explores How To Deliver a Human Touch at Digital Scale in Extraordinary Times

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

In addition, Hearsay Systems announced its 2020 Innovator Award winners, who were honored during the virtual Summit.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, Hearsay Systems announced its 2020 Innovator Award winners, who were honored during the virtual Summit.
  • Brady Brewer, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Starbucks: Brewer delivered a talk on How Starbucks Puts Human Connection at the Center of Digital Strategy.
  • The key learnings and highlights from this years Summit discussions, included:
    Crises like COVID-19 accelerate the need for human touch at digital scale.
  • Digital transformation strategies must account for the human element and a full understanding of what role technology plays for their audience.

Consilio Announces the Release of Sightline Version 6.1

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:02pm

Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery , document review , risk management and legal consulting services , announced today the release of an updated version of Sightline, Consilios end-to-end eDiscovery software ideally suited for self-service work on smaller matters.

Key Points: 
  • Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery , document review , risk management and legal consulting services , announced today the release of an updated version of Sightline, Consilios end-to-end eDiscovery software ideally suited for self-service work on smaller matters.
  • Our team has been working for some time to prepare this latest version of Sightline to optimize the experience for those who are interested in self-service eDiscovery.
  • With these new features, we have positioned Sightline to be the easiest to use, and most comprehensive self-service eDiscovery software on the market, says Feinberg.
  • Consilio is a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting services.

Sleep Cycle Adds ASMR Audio Tracks to Sleep Aid Content Library

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Sleep Cycle , the best selling alarm clock and top rated sleep tracker application, has added Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) audio tracks to its Sleep Aid library, featuring a wide range collection of stories, music, ambiance and sounds.

Key Points: 
  • Sleep Cycle , the best selling alarm clock and top rated sleep tracker application, has added Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) audio tracks to its Sleep Aid library, featuring a wide range collection of stories, music, ambiance and sounds.
  • "Including ASMR to our Sleep Aid library is a natural next step, and one that caters to the needs of our diverse users.
  • First launched in October 2019, the Sleep Cycle Sleep Aid library is a tool for users struggling to fall asleep.
  • The entire Sleep Aid library, including ASMR tracks, is now free to all users.

Arlo Technologies Schedules First Quarter 2020 Results Conference Call

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ARLO) today announced that it will hold a conference call with investors and analysts on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Key Points: 
  • Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ARLO) today announced that it will hold a conference call with investors and analysts on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • ET (2:00 p.m. PT) to discuss the Companys first quarter 2020 results.
  • The news release announcing the first quarter 2020 results will be disseminated on May 11, 2020 after the market closes.
  • A live webcast of the conference call will be available on Arlos Investor Relations website at http://investor.arlo.com .

Lucro Deploys Small Business Lending App to Speed COVID-19 Relief Loans

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The app, delivered in under one week, has made it easier for borrowers to fill out complicated forms.

Key Points: 
  • The app, delivered in under one week, has made it easier for borrowers to fill out complicated forms.
  • Since Lucro rolled out the application, it has processed 4,000 PPP loan applications and funded $30 million worth of loans.
  • Loans issued through Lucro and its partner organizations have benefitted small, community businesses, providing an average loan volume of $60,000 to nearly 600 businesses.
  • We were jamming Paycheck Protection Program loans into our conventional workflows, and we were falling behind, said Cori SchmidtZdrazil, Chief Operating Officer at Lucro Commercial Solutions.

Tangoe Launches Initiative to Help Companies Reduce Costs and Save Money Amid COVID-19 Economic Crisis

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

Tangoe , one complete solution for order, invoice, inventory and expense management across telecom, mobile and cloud environments, today announced an initiative to help companies reduce costs and save money during the economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Key Points: 
  • Tangoe , one complete solution for order, invoice, inventory and expense management across telecom, mobile and cloud environments, today announced an initiative to help companies reduce costs and save money during the economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
  • Using expense auditing, telecom optimization and benchmarking, Tangoe will uncover immediate savings for customers and other companies.
  • Our customers are loud and clear; they want to effectively and immediately reduce costs and save money, said Bob Irwin, Tangoe CEO.
  • We are beefing up our technology capability, redeploying our people, and opening it up to other companies free of charge.

Evident Partners With MedCurrent to Meet CMS Regulations and Improve Care Quality

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

This technology also enables care teams to administer the right test at the right time to enhance patient care.

Key Points: 
  • This technology also enables care teams to administer the right test at the right time to enhance patient care.
  • Dr. Steve Herman, founder and chief executive officer of MedCurrent, said, Our partnership with CPSI will provide seamless access to OrderWise directly within the Evident EHR workflows.
  • MedCurrent is a physician-founded Clinical Decision Support (CDS) company focused on improving the quality of care and managing health system costs through our innovative and scalable solution, OrderWise.
  • Our solution enhances the clinical decision-making process with real-time, evidence-based guidelines integrated at the point of care to improve health and healthcare delivery.

MCO Appoints Chief Revenue Officer to Support New Phase of Growth

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:30pm

MCO , a global provider of conduct risk compliance software, announced the expansion of its management team with the addition of a Chief Revenue Officer.

Key Points: 
  • MCO , a global provider of conduct risk compliance software, announced the expansion of its management team with the addition of a Chief Revenue Officer.
  • In this new role, David Kubersky will be responsible for leading MCOs sales and business efforts to support the companys next phase of growth and its expanding go-to-market plans.
  • Were delighted to have David join the management team at this exciting time in our evolution, said Brian Fahey, CEO of MCO.
  • Davids track record for developing successful revenue programs is strategically important in advancing the MCO go-to-market strategy.