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Innovid Begins Trading on New York Stock Exchange Under Symbol “CTV”

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 1:34pm

Global leader in Connected TV ad delivery and measurement begins trading today as Innovid, under the new ticker symbol CTV

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  • Global leader in Connected TV ad delivery and measurement begins trading today as Innovid, under the new ticker symbol CTV
    NEW YORK, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innovid Corp. (NYSE:CTV), a leading independent connected TV (CTV) advertising delivery and measurement platform, today announced it has become a publicly listed company trading on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the new ticker symbol CTV following the completion of its previously announced business combination with ION Acquisition Corp 2 Ltd. (ION).
  • Founded in 2007, Innovid is uniquely equipped to support the transition of traditional linear ad investment to CTV.
  • Bolstering CTV infrastructure: Innovid secured several cross industry collaborations in 2021, enabling its infrastructure to power other third-party CTV technologies and connect the ad tech ecosystem.
  • Headquartered in New York City, Innovid serves a global client base through offices across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Optimizely to Acquire Welcome to Help Marketers Drive Customer Experience Outcomes

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

“As a marketing leader familiar with both platforms, the combination makes perfect sense,” said Kristin Fallon, VP of Global Brand & Digital Marketing of GE Healthcare. “We’ve long dreamed for our own ‘metaverse’ -- a digital collaboration space that enables data-driven content creation and distribution. Integrating experimentation and optimization into content lifecycle management via a single workflow will make us better marketers, creating a real impact on business growth.”​

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  • The combined company will empower marketing teams at brands across the globe to drive real business value through better customer experiences.
  • In today's digital-first landscape, the internal marketer experience is what ultimately drives the external customer experience.
  • "We believe a world-class customer experience starts with an outstanding marketer experience, said Alex Atzberger, CEO of Optimizely.
  • We could not be more excited to be joining the Optimizely family, said Shafqat Islam, CEO and co-founder of Welcome.

Aurora Accelerates Development of the Aurora Driver with AWS

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

Aurora uses AWSs proven infrastructure and unparalleled portfolio of capabilities to safely accelerate the development of the Aurora Driver, its scalable self-driving vehicle technology.

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  • Aurora uses AWSs proven infrastructure and unparalleled portfolio of capabilities to safely accelerate the development of the Aurora Driver, its scalable self-driving vehicle technology.
  • With AWSs capabilities in high-performance computing, machine learning, storage, and security, Aurora optimizes and scales its virtual testing efforts to expand the capabilities of the Aurora Driver safely and quickly.
  • Auroras AWS-powered Virtual Testing Suite is a unique accelerator for the development of the Aurora Driver.
  • The offline components of the Aurora Driver software stack all run on AWS, including the Virtual Testing Suite, high-definition road maps (the Aurora Atlas), machine learning models, and software development tools.

Together In Motion Indiana Autonomous Shuttle Service Launches in Fishers on December 20

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 1:30pm

The AV shuttle service is part of the Together in Motion Indiana initiative announced earlier this year by TMF and ESN that previously provided a similar autonomous shuttle service in downtown Indianapolis for six months.

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  • The AV shuttle service is part of the Together in Motion Indiana initiative announced earlier this year by TMF and ESN that previously provided a similar autonomous shuttle service in downtown Indianapolis for six months.
  • "With our commitment to innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, it was a natural fit for Fishers to serve as the first suburban site for May Mobility's autonomous vehicle fleet," said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness.
  • Riders can see live updates of the shuttle's locations on the Together in Motion Indiana website .
  • "The Nickel Plate Cultural District in Fishers represents an ideal location to deploy an autonomous shuttle service through May Mobility," said Ryan Klem, director of programs for the Toyota Mobility Foundation.

CarBuzz Announces 2021 Awards Winners

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 6:00pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After lengthy deliberation, CarBuzz is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 CarBuzz Awards.

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  • ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After lengthy deliberation, CarBuzz is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 CarBuzz Awards.
  • "2021 was a huge year for new car reveals, with outstanding products at both ends of the buying spectrum," says Jared Rosenholtz, CarBuzz Editor at Large.
  • The winners of the 2021 CarBuzz Awards are as follows:
    People's Car: 2022 Ford Maverick - The car that provides buyers with the most value for money; the winner is the best all-round vehicle priced less than 2021's average new car price of $45,000.
  • "Automakers brought their A-game in 2021 with never-before-seen diversity and huge technological leaps forward," says Roger Biermann, Managing Editor of CarBuzz.

ElectReon Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 3:21pm

ElectReon (TASE: ELWS.TA), the leading provider of in-road wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology for commercial, public service, and passenger vehicles, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2021 as well as the outlook for the year ahead.

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  • ElectReon (TASE: ELWS.TA), the leading provider of in-road wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology for commercial, public service, and passenger vehicles, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2021 as well as the outlook for the year ahead.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211130005811/en/
    ElectReons wireless charging technology is unique and revolutionary.
  • Through our public projects, were demonstrating that our shared charging infrastructure has the potential to solve some of the greatest challenges in the transition to electric mobility.
  • This center is led by Dr Andreas Wendt, a former senior manager from automotive giant, Toyota who led research into wireless EV charging.

Roland DG TrueVIS VG2 Printer/Cutters Drive Graphics Production for Skip Barber Racing School

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:00pm

The Skip Barber Racing School, which has been in operation for nearly 50 years, has trained over 350,000 people at the continent's top circuits.

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  • The Skip Barber Racing School, which has been in operation for nearly 50 years, has trained over 350,000 people at the continent's top circuits.
  • In addition to the racing school, Skip Barber operates corporate events and driving schools as well as "arrive-and-drive" race series and racing teams, all of which require vibrant, digitally printed graphics.
  • "Having the TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutters has made a huge difference when it comes to the quality and efficiency of our school's graphics production.
  • In addition to the Skip Barber Racing School and the Skip Barber Driving School, the company owns and operates prestigious open-wheel, equal-car racing championships, and race teams throughout motorsports.

Industry Veteran Jim Press Joins The Presidio Group as Strategic Advisor

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:01pm

The Presidio Group LLC (Presidio), an independent merchant banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and investments in the automotive retail and consumer mobility sectors, appoints industry veteran Jim Press as strategic advisor.

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  • The Presidio Group LLC (Presidio), an independent merchant banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and investments in the automotive retail and consumer mobility sectors, appoints industry veteran Jim Press as strategic advisor.
  • We are both honored and humbled to welcome automotive industry legend Jim Press to Presidio, said Brodie Cobb, CEO and founder of The Presidio Group.
  • We could not be more thrilled to welcome Jim to our family, added George Karolis, President of The Presidio Group.
  • Presidio Merchant Partners LLC is a subsidiary of The Presidio Group LLC and is a member of FINRA and SIPC.

Pony.ai Receives Approval for Paid Autonomous Robotaxi Services in Beijing

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:36am

Pony.ai, a leading global autonomous driving technology company, announced on November 25 in Beijing that it had received approval to run paid autonomous Robotaxi services in the Beijing Intelligent Networked Vehicle Policy Pilot Zone in southeastern Beijing.

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  • Pony.ai, a leading global autonomous driving technology company, announced on November 25 in Beijing that it had received approval to run paid autonomous Robotaxi services in the Beijing Intelligent Networked Vehicle Policy Pilot Zone in southeastern Beijing.
  • With this approval, Pony.ai will be permitted to charge fees for Robotaxi services provided to the public.
  • Beijing, Chinas capital city, is the first Tier-1 city in China to clarify Robotaxi commercialization, allowing self-driving companies to charge for their autonomous services.
  • Founded in late 2016, Pony.ai has been a pioneer in autonomous mobility technologies and services across the U.S. and China, spearheading public-facing Robotaxi pilots in both markets.

2022 Chicago Auto Show Returns To McCormick Place In February

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 3:32pm

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announced today that the 2022 event will return to its traditional February timeframe – Feb. 12-21 – at McCormick Place. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day of the show (Presidents Day) when it closes at 8 p.m. Tickets to the public show are now available for purchase online at ChicagoAutoShow.com.

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  • CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announced today that the 2022 event will return to its traditional February timeframe Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place.
  • "The Chicago Auto Show has become a longstanding tradition providing people a fun, indoor activity within an otherwise quiet, cold month," said Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show General Manager.
  • Tickets to the 2022 Chicago Auto Show are currently on sale at ChicagoAutoShow.com .
  • First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the nation's longest running auto exposition in North America.