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OneTen pledges over 3,000 tech education scholarships over the next ten years to increase Black representation in the tech sector

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OneTen announced today the launch of an inaugural scholarship program designed to increase educational opportunities for Black talent without four-year degrees and help them pursue family-sustaining jobs in the tech industry. In partnership with talent transformation platform Udacity and the Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation, OneTen will offer a total of 3,500 scholarships for the first two years. This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.

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  • This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.
  • The 3,500 fully funded scholarships focus on training Black talent on four core tech competencies, Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, Front End Developer and Predictive Analytics.
  • We can take immediate and concrete action to increase the representation of the Black community in the tech sector through this partnership with OneTen and the BIT Foundation."
  • OneTen recognizes the unique potential in everyone every individual, every business, every community to change the arc of America's story with Black talent.

Optimizely Survey: Consumers Report Heightened Expectations for Digital Experiences this Holiday Season

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Leading provider of digital experience platform solutions, Optimizely , today revealed results from a new survey, indicating global consumers eagerness to shop and spend online this holiday season, while having higher expectations for their digital experiences with brands.

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  • Leading provider of digital experience platform solutions, Optimizely , today revealed results from a new survey, indicating global consumers eagerness to shop and spend online this holiday season, while having higher expectations for their digital experiences with brands.
  • While brands should be delivering excellent digital experiences for consumers throughout the year, the stakes are especially high during the holiday season, said Alex Atzberger, CEO of Optimizely.
  • The Optimizely survey finds that over one-third of global consumers (35%) expect their holiday shopping experiences with brands online to be better than last year.
  • Optimizely commissioned Regina Corso Consulting to conduct a survey of over 5,000 consumers in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia and Sweden to understand their preferences and habits when it comes to digital experiences including in relation to the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Orange County's Garage Team Mazda Unveils 2021 Newport Beach Film Festival Promotional Film

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:04pm

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Garage Team Mazda (GTM), a WPP advertising agency, continues its award-winning work with the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), one of the top film festivals in the nation.

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  • COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Garage Team Mazda (GTM), a WPP advertising agency, continues its award-winning work with the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), one of the top film festivals in the nation.
  • The promotional film was directed by Eric Joiner at production company Tool of North America and will be screened before festival attendees.
  • To purchase tickets and for information about the Newport Beach Film Festival visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.
  • The 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs October 21 October 28, 2021.

Viking Mergers Assists With International Fleet Solutions Acquisition

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 4:55pm

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Mergers and Acquisitions of Tampa, FL., announces the acquisition of International Fleet Solutions Inc by Ronald Martin, former Senior Engineering Manager for Honeywell Analytics.

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  • TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Mergers and Acquisitions of Tampa, FL., announces the acquisition of International Fleet Solutions Inc by Ronald Martin, former Senior Engineering Manager for Honeywell Analytics.
  • Founder Tracy Thrall established International Fleet Solutions in 2011.
  • Martin has a passion for the automotive industry and saw an opportunity to expand on the 10+ year, national platform that International Fleet Solutions has built.
  • Martin reflects, "Working with Alan and Andrew and the entire team at Viking Mergers was an excellent experience from start to finish.

Mazda to Expand SUV Lineup From 2022 Onwards

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:00am

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Oct 8, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has announced plans to expand its SUV lineup starting from 2022.

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  • HIROSHIMA, Japan, Oct 8, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has announced plans to expand its SUV lineup starting from 2022.
  • The new models will include the Mazda CX-50 to be produced in our new U.S. plant, as well as models in our Large Product group(1), including the Mazda CX-60, Mazda CX-70, Mazda CX-80 and Mazda CX-90, all of which are slated for introduction over the next two years between 2022 and 2023.
  • The Mazda CX-50 is a crossover SUV that will be added as a new core model to the lineup and be introduced in the U.S. market, where a strong SUV presence as well as off-road performance are in high demand.
  • These models will expand our mid-size crossover SUV lineup.

New Study from StrategyR Highlights a 439.8 Thousand Units Global Market for Electric Vehicle Range Extender by 2026

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 3:10pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled "Electric Vehicle Range Extender - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" .

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled "Electric Vehicle Range Extender - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" .
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    Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Electric Vehicle Range Extender estimated at 237.6 Thousand Units in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of 439.8 Thousand Units by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 10.5% over the analysis period.
  • The U.S. Market is Estimated at 71.3 Thousand Units in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach 91.5 Thousand Units by 2026
    The Electric Vehicle Range Extender market in the U.S. is estimated at 71.3 Thousand Units in the year 2021.
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc., ( www.strategyr.com ) is a renowned market research publisher the world`s only influencer driven market research company.

Jivox Achieves SOC 2® Type 2 Data Security and Privacy Certification

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:00pm

This certification furthers the company's commitment to ensure data privacy and security are being managed to the highest standards in order to represent its brands and its customers adequately.

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  • This certification furthers the company's commitment to ensure data privacy and security are being managed to the highest standards in order to represent its brands and its customers adequately.
  • Jivox is one of only two Dynamic Creative Optimization (DCO) technology companies to be SOC Type 2 certified.
  • The general consensus is that most organizations will require vendors a SOC 2 Type 2 certification in Europe," said Shankar Venkataraman, Senior Vice President, Product and Engineering at Jivox.
  • As an industry, we need to be more security-conscious in the sense that companies who are SOC 2 Type 1 certified will need to undergo SOC 2 Type 2 certification."

Verndale Wins Optimizely 2021 Partner of the Year

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 5:00pm

BOSTON, Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verndale, an end-to-end customer experience agency, announced that it received the 2021 Optimizely Partner of the Year Award during the annual Optimizely customer event known globally as Opticon.

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  • BOSTON, Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verndale, an end-to-end customer experience agency, announced that it received the 2021 Optimizely Partner of the Year Award during the annual Optimizely customer event known globally as Opticon.
  • For Verndale, this recognition comes on the heels of being elevated to one of only four partners to achieve Premier Platinum status globally within the Optimizely (formerly Episerver) ecosystem.
  • "We greatly value our long-standing strategic partnership with Optimizely," says Chris Pisapia, CEO of Verndale.
  • "Being recognized as Partner of the Year for North America is a tremendous source of pride for our organization.

Hyzon Motors issues statement strongly rejecting misleading and inaccurate short seller report

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:25pm

"The self-serving short seller report published by Blue Orca last week is inaccurate and misleading, and we believe it was intended solely to generate profits on Blue Orca's short position at the expense of Hyzon's long-term shareholders.

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  • "The self-serving short seller report published by Blue Orca last week is inaccurate and misleading, and we believe it was intended solely to generate profits on Blue Orca's short position at the expense of Hyzon's long-term shareholders.
  • Notwithstanding the short seller's claims, however, Hyzon specifically disclosed in its September 9, 2021 announcement that Shanghai HongYun was not yet a customer of Hyzon.
  • The short seller report falsely claims that Hyzon overstated its relationship with certain customers in its investor presentations.
  • The short seller report made a number of claims regarding Hyzon's largest shareholder and affiliated entities, which are misinformed and misleading.

Sonic Automotive Names Industry Veteran as Chief Marketing Officer for EchoPark Automotive

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 11:55am

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (Sonic Automotive or Sonic or the Company) ( NYSE:SAH ), a Fortune 500 company and one of the nations largest automotive retailers, today announced the appointment of Dino Bernacchi as Chief Marketing Officer of EchoPark Automotive, the Companys growing nationwide pre-owned vehicle segment, effective October 4, 2021.

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  • Sonic Automotive, Inc. (Sonic Automotive or Sonic or the Company) ( NYSE:SAH ), a Fortune 500 company and one of the nations largest automotive retailers, today announced the appointment of Dino Bernacchi as Chief Marketing Officer of EchoPark Automotive, the Companys growing nationwide pre-owned vehicle segment, effective October 4, 2021.
  • We are excited to bring Dino Bernacchi on board, said David Smith, CEO of Sonic Automotive and EchoPark Automotive.
  • This is a big day for EchoPark Automotive, said Jeff Dyke, President of Sonic Automotive and EchoPark Automotive.
  • Im personally excited to be back in the automotive business and professionally excited to help build a brand whose sole focus is driving automotive ownership dreams with the best guest experience, said Dino Bernacchi, Chief Marketing Officer of EchoPark Automotive.