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'Gumball Dreams' to have its International Premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival

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Friday, August 5, 2022 - 1:26am

Falling through memories, Onyx reveals the music of the spheres and the nature of existence, as you fly through worlds both inner & outer.

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  • Falling through memories, Onyx reveals the music of the spheres and the nature of existence, as you fly through worlds both inner & outer.
  • Organised by La Biennale di Venezia and directed by Alberto Barbera, the 79th Venice International Film Festival (www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2022) will take place at the Venice Lido from 31 August to 10 September 2022.
  • And I'm endlessly grateful to the founders and curators of the festival for bringing us together in this way."
  • A powerful and intimate experience that allows us to discover a mythic world beyond the reaches of our reality.

National Geographic Dives Into the Minds of the World’s Greatest Adventure Athletes in New 10-part Series Edge of the Unknown With Jimmy Chin

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 8:00pm

EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN premieres Monday, Sept. 5, at 9:30/8:30c on National Geographic, and all episodes will be available on Disney+ beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 7, on Disney+.

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  • EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN premieres Monday, Sept. 5, at 9:30/8:30c on National Geographic, and all episodes will be available on Disney+ beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 7, on Disney+.
  • Each episode reveals that even top athletes must face their fears to survive and achieve the seemingly impossible.
  • Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin: The No Fall Zone
    Angel Collinson ( @angelcollinson ) is one of the most accomplished big mountain freestyle skiers in the world.
  • EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN is produced by Little Monster Films for National Geographic.

Intentsify Announces Record H1 2022 Growth

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 5:20pm

Intentsify , an Intelligence Activation Platform and Demand Activation Programs provider, today announced record-breaking H1 2022 revenue growth, as well as a significant expansion of its executive team in preparation for continued scale in 2022.

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  • Intentsify , an Intelligence Activation Platform and Demand Activation Programs provider, today announced record-breaking H1 2022 revenue growth, as well as a significant expansion of its executive team in preparation for continued scale in 2022.
  • These crucial initiatives helped to propel Intentsifys revenue to more than double the growth posted in H1 2021a year that had tripled 2020 revenue growth setting the stage for an even more profitable H2.
  • Weve been unwavering in our pursuit of aggressive revenue and customer acquisition goals in the first half of 2022, said Intentsify CEO Marc Laplante.
  • Our hardworking team and partners have helped us achieve remarkable growth and move the goalposts even higher in the second half of 2022.

MOGL Partners With INFLCR to Provide More Deals to All

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 1:00pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOGL, the leading NIL solution offering marketplace, compliance, and education for all athletes, brands, and institutions has partnered with INFLCR to provide more NIL opportunities to athletes at INFLCR schools. The partnership ensures that athletes at INFLCR institutions are equally exposed to NIL opportunities as those whose institutions use MOGL Monetize™ or any other solution.

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  • This partnership ensures that athletes whose institutions are partnered with INFLCR can also access MOGLs leading selection of NIL deals.
  • For institutions using MOGL Monetize already or considering partnering with MOGL, there will be no change to their experience.
  • Athletes using the INFLCR app will now be exposed to MOGL deals and be provided a seamless signup and application process through the MOGL platform.
  • On MOGL, all athletes are granted free access to NIL deals on the marketplace and institutions are provided automatic disclosures for these activities.

InterApp Raises $1.2 Million to Bring Mass Adoption of AR as a Necessary Consumer Utility Tool

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Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

The company has been positioning itself for rapid growth through strategic partnerships with major brands including Rap Snacks, SXSW and AfroTech, as well as being the leading advocate/authority on AR brand adoption for consumer engagement for over 4 years.

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  • The company has been positioning itself for rapid growth through strategic partnerships with major brands including Rap Snacks, SXSW and AfroTech, as well as being the leading advocate/authority on AR brand adoption for consumer engagement for over 4 years.
  • The Sacramento, CA based company raised $1.2 million in pre-seed funding.
  • The all equity round was led by WP Capital Group, a private equity venture fund focused on emerging technologies for consumer engagement.
  • Will Brown, CEO and co-founder had this to say, "The InterApp team has been anticipating these funds.

The MVP Project surpasses $1 million in support of emerging Canadian recording artists and filmmakers

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 2:05pm

This milestone coincides with round eight of the program, in which grants were awarded to 12 teams of emerging Canadian musicians and filmmakers.

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  • This milestone coincides with round eight of the program, in which grants were awarded to 12 teams of emerging Canadian musicians and filmmakers.
  • MVP Project grants provide emerging talent with much-needed support to bring their creative visions to life, and a platform to showcase their talent.
  • The MVP Project is dedicated to growing the Canadian music video community and to providing opportunities for creatives to connect in a meaningful way.
  • Eligible emerging recording artists and filmmakers are encouraged to apply for Round 9, which will be announced in the coming months.

META, A REVOLUTIONARY SMALL BUSINESS, FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST META PLATFORMS (F/K/A FACEBOOK)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 2:30pm

NEW YORK, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- META, a small business operating in the immersive and experiential technology industry since 2010, today filed a lawsuit against Facebook. For 12 years, META has powered the types of experiences and products that Facebook is now building and has served the same creators and consumers that Facebook is now targeting. META's lawsuit, filed by Pryor Cashman LLP, alleges that Facebook unlawfully seized the META mark and name — willfully violating META's trademark rights and engaging in egregious acts of unfair competition.

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  • META's lawsuit, filed by Pryor Cashman LLP,alleges that Facebook unlawfully seized the META mark and name willfully violating META's trademark rights and engaging in egregious acts of unfair competition.
  • "META has spent 12 years supporting, developing, and protecting the creator community, creators' rights, and ironically, creators' intellectual property.
  • "Facebook acts like it can freely destroy the communities META has helped develop, overrun the industry, and obliterate META's business.
  • About META ( https://meta.is/ ): META creates multi-sensory live experiences that ignite the human spirit with technology, design, music, and storytelling.

Think Bold Festival & Conference Announces Inaugural Date for April 14 -15, 2023

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Monday, July 18, 2022 - 1:39pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Gangplank Management Group (GMG), Jacksonville-based music, management, and media agency, has announced the inaugural date for their flagship event, THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE slated to be held in April 14th-15th 2023.

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  • Jacksonville Festival & Conference Curates The Boldest Thinkers in 2023 in Music, Tech, Culture, and Innovation
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Gangplank Management Group (GMG), Jacksonville-based music, management, and media agency, has announced the inaugural date for their flagship event, THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE slated to be held in April 14th-15th 2023.
  • THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE will be hybrid of a TED Talk meets SXSW.
  • THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE April 14th -15th, 2023 will take place in Jacksonville, Florida, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel (225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202).
  • THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE attendees will be immersed in events that feature contemporary culture's biggest influencers spanning across multiple genres over the course of the festival weekend.

RLTY Partners with Web3 Mega-Event NFT Expoverse to bring revolutionary Los Angeles Event to the Metaverse

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 3:00pm

LOS ANGELES and PARIS, July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Metaverse events builder RLTY has announced a groundbreaking partnership with US-based NFT Expoverse to bring its three days Los Angeles based NFT exhibition to the Metaverse.

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  • LOS ANGELES and PARIS, July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Metaverse events builder RLTY has announced a groundbreaking partnership with US-based NFT Expoverse to bring its three days Los Angeles based NFT exhibition to the Metaverse.
  • The event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and simultaneously in Decentraland from the 29th to 31stJuly 2022.
  • RLTY are the metaverse event builders, with their suite of easy-to-use virtual event creation tools, financial and geographical barriers are no longer a consideration.
  • Using our tools in the metaverse gives them the opportunity.RLTY wants to make the metaverse the event industry's new playground.

Gradient Ventures leads $6.3m investment in predictive SaaS for inventory in commerce venture Syrup Tech

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Syrup Tech, the AI-powered predictive software platform for inventory excellence in commerce, raised $6.3m in funding led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund. The round also included Flybridge Capital, Firstminute Capital, Rackhouse Ventures, as well as Angel investors incl. (former) executives at Adidas, Bonobos, Salesforce, ASOS, ThredUp, Casper, Zalando, and Stripe. 1984 Ventures, who led the company's pre-seed round last year, continued investing in this round.

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  • NEW YORK, July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Syrup Tech, the AI-powered predictive software platform for inventory excellence in commerce, raised $6.3m in funding led by Gradient Ventures , Google's AI-focused venture fund.
  • "Syrup provides predictive software that delivers AI-driven recommendations on ordersand allocationsdirectly to merchandise planners, driving full-price sell-thru, more efficient workflows, and less waste."
  • "Today, it's harder than ever to accurately forecast inventory demand due to macroeconomic factors like supply chain disruptions and labor shortages," said Zachary Bratun-Glennon, Partner at Gradient Ventures.
  • Syrup Tech is an AI-powered predictive software venture for inventory excellence in commerce.