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Ecoark Holdings Reiterates Record Date for Stock Dividends for Recent White River and Banner Midstream Spin-off Transactions

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Friday, September 30, 2022

On July 25, 2022, Ecoark exchanged its common stock of White River Holdings Corp for $30,000,000 of convertible preferred stock of White River Energy Corp which recently changed its name from Fortium Holdings Corp (OTC: FRTM) (White River).

Key Points: 
  • On July 25, 2022, Ecoark exchanged its common stock of White River Holdings Corp for $30,000,000 of convertible preferred stock of White River Energy Corp which recently changed its name from Fortium Holdings Corp (OTC: FRTM) (White River).
  • Only September 6, 2022, Ecoark exchanged its common stock of Banner Midstream Corp (Banner) for 12,996,958 shares of Enviro Technologies US, Inc. (OTC: EVTN) (Enviro) common stock.
  • Assuming this timeline is met, Ecoark projects the record date for the Zest stock dividend will be November 15, 2022, close of business.
  • White River owns White River Holdings Corp., an oil and gas drilling, exploration, and production company.

SURVEY: Gen Z Wants More Apps to Include Interactive Live Video

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API), a pioneer and leading platform for real-time engagement APIs, today announced the results of a commissioned study that examines Gen Z preferences in mobile app-based interactive live video. The study is released ahead of Agora's flagship event RTE2022, the world's largest conference exploring RTE technologies, set to take place from October 10 to October 12, 2022.

Key Points: 
  • For the study, Agora surveyed over 1,500 Gen Z consumers to get their thoughts on live interactive video.
  • "They have mainstreamed interactivity in live streaming, with Gen Z now expecting it across all live video experiences."
  • Relatedly, Agora's study found that Gen Z thinks many apps are underusing interactive live video.
  • "Gen Z wants more interactive live video experiences across all of the apps they use and, in general, they feel existing experiences can be more robust," said Zhao.

Enthusiast Gaming Heads to Helsinki for the next Pocket Gamer Connects

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Monday, September 26, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:EGLX; TSX:EGLX), an integrated gaming entertainment company, today announced it will host its next live event under its Pocket Gamer Connects (“PGC”) brand in Helsinki, Finland from September 27-28.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (Enthusiast Gaming or the Company) (NASDAQ:EGLX; TSX:EGLX), an integrated gaming entertainment company, today announced it will host its next live event under its Pocket Gamer Connects (PGC) brand in Helsinki, Finland from September 27-28.
  • Pocket Gamer Connects showcases how the worlds largest game publishers and developers come together to learn, share and grow the business of gaming.
  • We are thrilled to return to Helsinki for its largest PGC event yet, said Bill Kara, President of Enthusiast Gaming.
  • Enthusiast Gaming is an integrated gaming entertainment company, building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide.

Agora to Showcase Live Audio and Video Technology for Gaming in the Metaverse at Pocket Gamer Connects in Helsinki

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Monday, September 26, 2022

To showcase the value in real-time audio and video technology, Agora will participate in two speaking sessions.

Key Points: 
  • To showcase the value in real-time audio and video technology, Agora will participate in two speaking sessions.
  • Agora will showcase some of their customers including Marmalade, MBC Group, Poker Stars, Bunch, Wildlife Studios, and SuperGaming.
  • To learn more and experience Agora's unique demonstrations at Pocket Gamer Connects, visit the team atBooth 5P.
  • Agora's platform provides developers with simple, flexible and powerful application programming interfaces, or APIs, to embed real-time video and voice engagement experiences into their applications.

SURVEY: Gen Z Wants Brands to Deliver More Interactive Live Video Experiences

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Friday, September 23, 2022

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API), a pioneer and leading platform for real-time engagement APIs, today announced the results of a commissioned study that examines how Gen Z consumers are engaging with brands that use interactive live video through their own platforms or via third-party apps, like TikTok, Twitch and Instagram. The study is released ahead of RTE2022, the world's largest conference exploring real-time engagement (RTE) technologies, set to take place from October 10 to October 12, 2022.

Key Points: 
  • Interactive live video includes live-streaming video where the audience can react with chat or emojis, and streamer(s) can interact with their audiences in real-time.
  • For the study, Agora surveyed over 1,500 Gen Z consumers to get their thoughts on live interactive video.
  • Bad internet connection (56%) and video quality (54%) are the most recognized challenges Gen Z sees when using mobile app-based live video experiences.
  • "Gen Z consumers want brands to embrace the technology they use everyday including interactive live video and streaming," said Tony Zhao, Co-founder and CEO of Agora.

SURVEY: Almost 80% of Gen Z Consumers Will Pay to Experience Spatial Audio

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API), a pioneer and leading platform for real-time engagement APIs, today announced the results of a commissioned study that examines Gen Z preferences regarding spatial audio. The study is released ahead of RTE2022, the world's largest conference exploring real-time engagement (RTE) technologies, set to take place from October 10 to October 12, 2022.

Key Points: 
  • Spatial audio enables users to hear three-dimensional (3D) audio, mirroring how sound behaves in the real world, where each sound originates from a specific location.
  • For the study, Agora surveyed over 1,500 Gen Z consumers to get their thoughts on spatial audio.
  • In line with Gen Z's awareness of spatial audio, nearly 80% (79%) of respondents said they would pay for new headphones with spatial audio features while over one-quarter (28%) say they would pay regardless of price.
  • "The Gen Z audience sees the value of spatial audio and is willing to invest in the hardware required to experience it," said Zhao.

Rokid launched the 1st AR Development Competition

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Rokid launched its first global AR application development competition on September 15th, seeking AR application developers from across the world.

Key Points: 
  • Rokid launched its first global AR application development competition on September 15th, seeking AR application developers from across the world.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220919005427/en/
    The 1st worldwide AR application development competition is hosted by Rokid, in partnership with Cocos, the world leading real-time 3D engine, and Agora, the leading video, voice and live interactive streaming platform.
  • This competition aims to reduce industry barriers, enhance XR content, and help more people become XR application developers to promote global development.
  • International AR application developers may find Rokid Air on Discord and join the group for further event details!

Ecoark Holdings Announces Termination of Agreement With HUMBL to Sell Agora Digital Holdings, Inc. to HUMBL

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Friday, September 16, 2022

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (Ecoark) (Nasdaq: ZEST) has announced it has terminated the Securities Exchange Agreement previously announced on August 11, 2022, for HUMBL to acquire Ecoarks approximately 89% owned subsidiary, Agora Digital Holdings, Inc. (Agora Digital).

Key Points: 
  • SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (Ecoark) (Nasdaq: ZEST) has announced it has terminated the Securities Exchange Agreement previously announced on August 11, 2022, for HUMBL to acquire Ecoarks approximately 89% owned subsidiary, Agora Digital Holdings, Inc. (Agora Digital).
  • The original terms of the Securities Exchange Agreement provided for Ecoark and the remaining owners of Agora Digital to receive $60,000,000 in a new class of HUMBL preferred stock in consideration for selling their interests in Agora Digital to HUMBL.
  • Additionally, Agora Digital will continue to work to source power through additional opportunities such as excess oil well flare gas.
  • Agora Digital had ceased its mining operations in March of 2022 as the Bitcoin market softened and divested all Bitcoin holdings in September 2022.

Agora Announces Speaker Lineup for Annual RTE2022 Conference

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Friday, September 16, 2022

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API), a pioneer and leading platform for real-time engagement APIs, today announced the full lineup of speakers for its flagship RTE2022 conference, which is set to take place from October 10 to October 12, 2022. RTE2022 – the world's largest conference exploring real-time engagement (RTE) technologies – will bring together the most influential and innovative leaders in the space to explore the future of interactive live streaming, the Metaverse and XR, social gaming, entertainment and commerce, virtual learning and collaboration, and more.

Key Points: 
  • "Real-time engagement technology is the most authentic way to stay connected in-person, in digital worlds, and across the metaverse," said Tony Zhao, Agora's CEO and Founder, who will give the keynote speech at RTE2022.
  • ByteDance Xiaoyu Chen, Director of AI Solutions: Panelist at The Next Generation of Video Engagement Experiences in Social Environments and Platforms session.
  • Spotify Matt Ao, Senior Engineering Manager: Panelist at From Content Creation to Social Engagement: The Intersection of Technology Platforms and Digital Economy session.
  • LinkedIn Shiva Kumar Balakrishnan, Partnerships Lead, Live Events:Panelist at From Content Creation to Social Engagement: The Intersection of Technology Platforms and Digital Economy session.

Ecoark Subsidiary Announces Formation of Wolf Energy Services Brand

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”) (NASDAQ: ZEST) today announced the rebranding and renaming of its majority-owned indirect subsidiary, Enviro Technologies U.S., Inc. (OTC: EVTN) (“Enviro” or the “Company”) to Wolf Energy Services. On September 7, 2022, Enviro filed with the State of Florida to begin conducting business as Wolf Energy Services. In the coming weeks, the Company expects to request approval from its shareholders and the Financial Industry Regulatory Approval (“FINRA”) to formally change its business name to Wolf Energy Services Inc. This rebranding and renaming initiative is the completion of the Company’s first planned step, after its recently completed reverse merger, to begin developing a larger and more diversified oilfield services company.

Key Points: 
  • SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (Ecoark) (NASDAQ: ZEST) today announced the rebranding and renaming of its majority-owned indirect subsidiary, Enviro Technologies U.S., Inc. (OTC: EVTN) (Enviro or the Company) to Wolf Energy Services.
  • On September 7, 2022, Enviro filed with the State of Florida to begin conducting business as Wolf Energy Services.
  • We are excited to announce this rebranding and renaming initiative, and are motivated by the opportunity to create value for all stakeholders by leveraging our strong energy services platform to expand and diversify our solutions, stated Jim Galla, Wolf Energy Services CFO and Interim CEO.
  • We are proud to introduce our new Wolf Energy brand and excited by our plans to expand and diversify our oilfield services business.