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DriveSmart Warranty Launches New Mobile App GoDriveSmart

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Friday, February 16, 2024

TOMS RIVER, N.J., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 16, DriveSmart, a vehicle service contract administrator, announced the launch of their first mobile app, GoDriveSmart, for iOS and Android devices. The development of the GoDriveSmart app is a space to access all the perks from their vehicle service contract all in one space.

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  • TOMS RIVER, N.J., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 16, DriveSmart, a vehicle service contract administrator, announced the launch of their first mobile app, GoDriveSmart, for iOS and Android devices.
  • The development of the GoDriveSmart app is a space to access all the perks from their vehicle service contract all in one space.
  • The app is designed to make it a simple process for customers to easily access 24/7 roadside assistance.
  • To use GoDriveSmart, users must have purchased a vehicle service contract from DriveSmart Warranty.

As the world heats up, solar panels will degrade faster – especially in hot, humid areas. What can we do?

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Friday, February 16, 2024

We found solar in Australia’s hot, humid north will degrade fastest, while solar in the arid interior and more moderate climates down south will fare better.

Key Points: 
  • We found solar in Australia’s hot, humid north will degrade fastest, while solar in the arid interior and more moderate climates down south will fare better.
  • When you’re looking to install solar on your rooftop, the warranty will likely be a factor in your eventual choice.
  • The reason the power output drops at all is that solar panels slowly degrade over time.
  • Solar farms would be able to produce less power and might have to replace panels due to failure more often.

The Global Wellness Institute Spotlights South Korea's $113 Billion Wellness Economy

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

MIAMI, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the leading nonprofit dedicated to research and education in the global wellness industry, today announced the addition of South Korea to its growing Geography of Wellness platform, through a partnership with Therme Group. A global organization committed to fostering inclusive urban wellbeing, Therme recently announced the location for its first Asia Pacific project as part of the Golden Harbor development in South Korea's Incheon City.

Key Points: 
  • "South Korea, the world's ninth largest wellness market, has demonstrated both growth and resilience, scaling from a pre-pandemic $99.6 billion in 2019, to a 5% dip in 2020 ($94.4 billion), to a valuation of $113 billion in 2022."
  • South Korea has had notable valuation increases in virtually all sectors for 2022 (a new dedicated Global Wellness Economy: South Korea report is available for download.)
  • Stelian Iacob, senior vice president of Therme Group, remarked: "South Korea has rich and varied wellbeing traditions and a high-growth wellness economy.
  • To learn more about South Korea's wellness economy, visit its dedicated Geography of Wellness page on the GWI website.

Vladimir Putin justifies his imperial aims in Tucker Carlson interview

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

During his much-publicized recent interview with American right-wing commentator Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined his perception of Russian history as the second anniversary of his invasion of Ukraine approaches.

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  • During his much-publicized recent interview with American right-wing commentator Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined his perception of Russian history as the second anniversary of his invasion of Ukraine approaches.
  • During his interview with Carlson, Putin traced Russian history to the ninth century.

Putin: Russia saved Europe from Nazis

  • Russia’s identity today is closely connected to the Second World War, or to use Russian parlance, the Great Patriotic War.
  • The fact that 4.5 million Ukrainians fought in the Red Army is largely ignored as Russia argues it alone saved Europe from the Nazis.

Neo-Nazi takeover?

  • News outlets link the war to the invasion of Ukraine, alleging the country was taken over by neo-Nazis in 2014.
  • At the behest of the West, so goes the allegation, Ukrainian protesters overthrew the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, and installed a neo-Nazi regime.

‘Cleansing’ Ukraine

  • Lavrov recently claimed the Russian invasion of Ukraine has “cleansed” Ukrainian society of those “who do not feel they belong to Russia history and culture.” Medinsky, who authored the Grade 10 history textbook for Russian high school students, has advanced a new interpretation of the Second World War that focuses on the “genocide of the Soviet people.” New graves of Russian victims have suddenly been discovered and excavated, and Soviet losses continue to be counted.
  • As for the Holocaust in neighbouring Belarus — a subject several western scholars are studying — Jews and other minorities are now subsumed under the term “Soviet people.” Just as history is continually being rewritten and propagated in Russian schools, it’s happening in Belarus, too.
  • The two countries will soon produce a common textbook featuring new theories about the “genocide of the Belarusian people.” The memory of the Second World War is alive and well in both nations.

Justifying authoritarianism

  • If it did, why did Putin refrain from denouncing Sweden and Finland when they joined the alliance?
  • They lie in the past, in a narrow, distorted perception of Russian history and Russia’s claims to lands it once ruled.
  • Read more:
    The legacy of the Euromaidan Revolution lives on in the Ukrainian-Russian war

A return to colonialism?

  • Carlson provided Putin with a forum to outline his imperialist dreams.
  • Carlson failed to call out the facile nature of Putin’s claims during the interview.
  • We are a peaceful and free nation.” Mongolia may be.


David Roger Marples does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

From Deadheads on bulletin boards to Taylor Swift ‘stans’: a short history of how fandoms shaped the internet

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

In this series, our academics dive into fan cultures: how they developed, how they operate, and how they shape the world today.

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  • In this series, our academics dive into fan cultures: how they developed, how they operate, and how they shape the world today.
  • Here is a brief history of how fan cultures shaped – and were shaped by – the internet.

Early adopters

  • As early as the 1970s, fans were participating in digital spaces.
  • In the 1990s, science-fiction fans established online repositories, using Usenet groups for fannish discussion and fan-fiction distribution.
  • The public nature of Twitter (now X) allowed fans to come together in large groups to start trends and campaign.

The public and the private

  • Fans move between private and public spaces online, negotiating different identities.
  • On platforms like Tumblr and LiveJournal, fans often choose a pseudonym, whereas Facebook enforces a real-name policy.
  • Private spaces allow for personal conversations, while fans embrace public channels for sharing fan works and campaigning, for example, for voting or fundraising.

Fan migrations

  • Tumblr became the place for “"fuckyeah” fansites, sharing fan works and communicating via GIFs.
  • While the launch of Meta’s Threads provided a possible replacement for stan participation, some fans were hesitant to migrate across.
  • On Twitter/X, fans expressed they were weary of the new platform, because they did not want their fan activities to be connected to their “real life”.

Transformations


Fans are known for their creative productivity, transforming and remixing their favourite cultural objects in fan-art, fan-fiction, videos, zines and music remixes. Technological advancements made creative production easier to master, and the public and networked nature of platforms has allowed fan works to be circulated to a much wider audience. Audio from fan-edits often become trending TikTok sounds.

How fans shape brands

  • Some brands have started to act like fans online, learning from fans’ behaviours to form an affiliation with these engaged audiences.
  • On TikTok, brands are participating in fan-based trends, tapping into community-specific knowledge and jokes.
  • Brands are also adopting fan language and tone in their captions and comments.
  • In my ongoing PhD research, I’ve found fans are working as social media managers for brands, leveraging their expertise to connect with fan audiences.


Kate Pattison does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

AlgoSec Achieves Outperformer Status in GigaOm’s Cloud Network Security Radar Report

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global cybersecurity leader AlgoSec has been named a Market Outperformer in GigaOm’s first cloud network security Radar Report, recognizing its position at the forefront of Cloud security innovation.

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  • RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global cybersecurity leader AlgoSec has been named a Market Outperformer in GigaOm’s first cloud network security Radar Report, recognizing its position at the forefront of Cloud security innovation.
  • The GigaOm Radar report highlights key cloud network security vendors to equip IT decision-makers with the information they need to select the best fit for their business.
  • In the report, Andrew Green, IT writer and practitioner, acknowledged several of AlgoSec’s distinguishing capabilities including Automation and Security Policy Management: "AlgoSec automates application connectivity and security policy across the hybrid network estate including public cloud, private cloud, containers, and on-premises networks."
  • Comprehensive Solution Suite: "AlgoSec delivers cloud network security solutions via its Firewall Analyzer, FireFlow, and AlgoSec Cloud products.

Momentum Health receives FDA 510K Clearance for Momentum Spine, a Pioneering AI-Enabled Mobile Application for Monitoring Scoliosis, Available for Download Now!

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

After receiving their Health Canada class 1 medical device clearance, Momentum Spine continues to gain traction with FDA clearance and the launch of their mobile app.

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  • After receiving their Health Canada class 1 medical device clearance, Momentum Spine continues to gain traction with FDA clearance and the launch of their mobile app.
  • MONTREAL, Feb. 15, 2024 /CNW/ - Momentum Health Inc. is excited to announce that its innovative mobile application, Momentum Spine, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance.
  • With the recent FDA clearance, Momentum Health is progressing to the commercialization phase for the Momentum Spine technology.
  • Dr. Jean Ouellet, a Pediatric Spine Surgeon and the Chief Medical Officer of Momentum Health Inc., shared his enthusiasm: "Receiving FDA clearance is a monumental achievement for Momentum Health.

oceansix Unveils Game-Changing Patent for Next-Gen Reusable Packaging System

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

With a continuous commitment to executing its business plan, oceansix marks a significant milestone in its journey towards revolutionising e-commerce packaging.

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  • With a continuous commitment to executing its business plan, oceansix marks a significant milestone in its journey towards revolutionising e-commerce packaging.
  • Filed earlier this year, this invention is poised to set new standards in packaging efficiency and reusable systems.
  • This distinction places oceansix on the map of leading startups in Europe's circular economy sector, highlighting the reusable packaging project's potential and opening avenues for collaboration.
  • In addition to our recent announcement about the packaging system, oceansix has granted 300,000 options to a consultant, with a strike price of CAD 0.29, valid for five years.

EQS-News: Oceansix Unveils Game-Changing Patent for Next-Gen Reusable Packaging System

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

oceansix is a technology and manufacturing company on an environmental mission, using plastic waste to create innovative products and build transformative businesses.

Key Points: 
  • oceansix is a technology and manufacturing company on an environmental mission, using plastic waste to create innovative products and build transformative businesses.
  • With a continuous commitment to executing its business plan, oceansix marks a significant milestone in its journey towards revolutionising e-commerce packaging.
  • Filed earlier this year, this invention is poised to set new standards in packaging efficiency and reusable systems.
  • This distinction places oceansix on the map of leading startups in Europe's circular economy sector, highlighting the reusable packaging project's potential and opening avenues for collaboration.

China Commercial Vehicle Telematics Industry Research Report 2023-2024: The Market More Needs a Hardware + Algorithm + Platform + Service Integrated Business Model - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The market more needs a hardware + algorithm + platform + service integrated business model.

Key Points: 
  • The market more needs a hardware + algorithm + platform + service integrated business model.
  • It will become a mainstream business model of commercial vehicle telematics in the future.
  • iTink Telematics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Foton, specializes in commercial vehicle telematics business, and has the ability to provide customers with hardware + platform + application + data + operation integrated solutions.
  • In the field of commercial vehicle telematics, 5G plays a role in the following: Connection efficiency improvement; V2X application acceleration.