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Spin Master Makes a Splash With New Mermaid High™ Fashion Dolls and Content Series

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:55pm

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY) ( www.spinmaster.com ), a leading global children's entertainment company, makes a splash with the debut of Mermaid High, a collection of fashion dolls with animated digital content and a vlog-style series.

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  • TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY) ( www.spinmaster.com ), a leading global children's entertainment company, makes a splash with the debut of Mermaid High, a collection of fashion dolls with animated digital content and a vlog-style series.
  • Mermaid High Deep Dive Vlog Complementing the animated shorts, is a Mermaid High Deep Dive vlog-style series.
  • Content will also include tutorials on "How To Look Like Your Favorite Mermaid", Mermaid High doll style inspiration and character quizzes.
  • The first episode of the Mermaid High Deep Dive Vlog will be available on October 30th on the Mermaid High YouTube channel.

Esports Betting Industry On PC-Based Games Is On The Upswing

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:55pm

A recent article on iGamingBusiness.com said that: "The issue for sportsbooks offering esports options is that now is not the right time to roll out betting options on mobile gaming.

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  • A recent article on iGamingBusiness.com said that: "The issue for sportsbooks offering esports options is that now is not the right time to roll out betting options on mobile gaming.
  • Most of the money is still in traditional esports played on PCs, and the industry has not adapted tournaments on a massive scale to mobile."
  • The esports betting industry on PC-based games is on the upswing, and sportsbooks need to capitalize on that while keeping an eye on the future.
  • In addition to Esports Technologies, sports betting industry leaders Draft Kings and Penn National as well as top retail and technology companies will be participating in the conference.

Esports Betting Industry On PC-Based Games Is On The Upswing

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:55pm

PALM BEACH,  Fla., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- For a long time, the conversation in the gaming world was focused on mobile being the future of the industry. Now, in 2021, the future has officially arrived.  Our society is becoming more dependent on smartphones, with more than 90% of Americans owning a smartphone, and the rest of the developed world is only slightly behind the United States' pace. It is not a surprise that revenue from mobile gaming is rising, but the growth rate is something sportsbooks need to keep an eye on in the future. The more the common gamers pour their money into mobile gaming, the more sportsbooks will need to be ready to pounce. Already more than 40% of smartphone owners are paying at least $50 per month on games, which translates to $600 per year. That isn't a small sum for most people, and a quarter of the users are up to at least $1,000 per year on mobile gaming. Simply put, the future used to be mobile gaming, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that the future is here and the switch from PC gaming to mobile gaming is vital.   A recent article on iGamingBusiness.com said that: "The issue for sportsbooks offering esports options is that now is not the right time to roll out betting options on mobile gaming. While most users are starting to use mobile gaming more than PC or consoles, the competitive gaming world has not made the switch yet. Most of the money is still in traditional esports played on PCs, and the industry has not adapted tournaments on a massive scale to mobile." Active gaming and tech companies in the markets today include:  Esports Technologies (NASDAQ: EBET), Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), Super League Gaming (NASDAQ: SLGG), Elys Game Technology, Corp. (NASDAQ: ELYS), Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNOG).

Key Points: 
  • A recent article on iGamingBusiness.com said that: "The issue for sportsbooks offering esports options is that now is not the right time to roll out betting options on mobile gaming.
  • Most of the money is still in traditional esports played on PCs, and the industry has not adapted tournaments on a massive scale to mobile."
  • The esports betting industry on PC-based games is on the upswing, and sportsbooks need to capitalize on that while keeping an eye on the future.
  • In addition to Esports Technologies, sports betting industry leaders Draft Kings and Penn National as well as top retail and technology companies will be participating in the conference.

Karat Pioneers the Interviewing Cloud to Transform Technical Hiring, Secures $110M in Series C Funding

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

Karat , the world leader in technical interviewing and pioneer of the Interviewing Cloud , today announced a $110 million Series C funding round at a $1.1 billion valuation.

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  • Karat , the world leader in technical interviewing and pioneer of the Interviewing Cloud , today announced a $110 million Series C funding round at a $1.1 billion valuation.
  • By professionalizing interviewing and developing purpose-built interviewing technology, Karat enables companies to innovate faster and candidates to showcase their strengths in a comfortable environment.
  • The twofold benefit of reclaiming engineering time and accelerating technical hiring is driving massive adoption of the Interviewing Cloud.
  • The Interviewing Cloud is an always-on, scalable, and consistent human + technology solution for conducting predictive, fair, and enjoyable technical interviews 24/7.

Super League Gaming Acquires Metaverse Ad Platform Bloxbiz

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:15pm

Super League and the founders of Bloxbiz, Sam Drozdov and Ben Khakshoor, established a working partnership earlier this year, with Super League running multiple Roblox campaigns with top tier entertainment and streaming brands seeking fresh ways to connect with young audiences.

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  • Super League and the founders of Bloxbiz, Sam Drozdov and Ben Khakshoor, established a working partnership earlier this year, with Super League running multiple Roblox campaigns with top tier entertainment and streaming brands seeking fresh ways to connect with young audiences.
  • We believe the acquisition of Bloxbiz is game-changing for Super League, said Ann Hand, Chairman and CEO of Super League.
  • The more time we spent with the Super League team, the more we realized that being a part of what they are building is the most energizing way to advance our vision for Bloxbiz, said Sam Drozdov, Co-Founder and now Director of Bloxbiz at Super League.
  • Roblox is just the first stop on our mission to support creators across metaverse environments, added Ben Khakshoor, Bloxbiz co-founder and now Technical Director of Bloxbiz at Super League.

The Metaverse: How will Companies Market Virtual Marketplace?

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 3:35pm

Some of these companies come from the following industries: software engines, hardware interfaces, financial services, asset marketplaces, retail products, and more.

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  • Some of these companies come from the following industries: software engines, hardware interfaces, financial services, asset marketplaces, retail products, and more.
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    Since the metaverse is a virtual location, adds Rogow, companies can sell real estate within it.
  • This is a fully immersive virtual ecosystem that puts traditional commercial enterprises inside the metaverse and powers them with their unique cryptocurrency.
  • But companies may try to monopolize their respective corners of the metaverse, just as a handful of large tech companies dominate online content today.

Jazwares Launches Music-Centric Toy Line On Amazon Inspired By Amazon Original Animated Series Do, Re & Mi From Gaumont

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 5:21pm

Jazwares, a global leader in play, today announced the launch of its exclusive Do, Re & Mi product line.

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  • Jazwares, a global leader in play, today announced the launch of its exclusive Do, Re & Mi product line.
  • The toys are inspired by the Amazon Original animated series Do, Re & Mi,created by Michael Scharf and Jackie Tohn and produced by Amazon Studios and Gaumont.
  • "We are excited to bring the musical adventures from the Do, Re & Mi series to life through our new preschool line."
  • For more information on the Do, Re & Mi toy line, please visit www.jazwares.com and to shop the collection visit amazon.com/shopdoremi.

CodeSignal Ranked as Leader for Fall 2021 for G2 Technical Skills Screening

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 4:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeSignal , a technical assessment platform dedicated to helping companies, including Facebook, Roblox, Zoom, Robinhood, and others, make data-driven hiring decisions in tech recruiting, today announced it was recognized as the overall leader for technical skills screening as well as video interviewing on G2 for Fall 2021.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeSignal , a technical assessment platform dedicated to helping companies, including Facebook, Roblox, Zoom, Robinhood, and others, make data-driven hiring decisions in tech recruiting, today announced it was recognized as the overall leader for technical skills screening as well as video interviewing on G2 for Fall 2021.
  • Customer evaluations of CodeSignal on G2, the world's leading business solutions review website, reveal an overwhelmingly high level of customer satisfaction across categories ranging from technical screening results to usability to customer relationships and screening software.
  • CodeSignal received the number one ranking for results, usability, and customer relationships in the technical screening software category.
  • It was also named as a momentum leader in video interviewing software and had the highest user adoption of any technical screening software.

Kidoodle.TV® Levels Up Quantities of Kid-Friendly Gaming Content

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

Noting this, we've aggressively added an extensive library of gaming content featuring some of the most popular games and gamers," said Chief Content OfficerBrenda Bisner.

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  • Noting this, we've aggressively added an extensive library of gaming content featuring some of the most popular games and gamers," said Chief Content OfficerBrenda Bisner.
  • Since 2020, the Kidoodle.TV service has increased its gaming library by close to 500%, adding additional episodes and new series focused on family-appropriate gaming.
  • Working closely with kid-friendly gaming creators, Kidoodle.TV, brings the best series to audiences, allowing them to co-view togetherwithout fear of inappropriate language or violence being shown.
  • "What makes us stand out is our quality assurance team who review hours upon hours of gaming content to ensure it's safe for viewing by young, impressionable eyes," said Bisner.

CodeSignal Announces New Advanced Assessment Capabilities Fueled by a $50M Series C Funding Led by Index Ventures

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:00pm

This round, which brings CodeSignal's total funding to $87.5M, was led by Index Ventures , with additional participation from Menlo Ventures , Headline , and A Capital .

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  • This round, which brings CodeSignal's total funding to $87.5M, was led by Index Ventures , with additional participation from Menlo Ventures , Headline , and A Capital .
  • Likewise, employers can now assess all of an applicant's skills at the same time through a single coding task.
  • There is an amazing opportunity in front of us to change hiring culture and CodeSignal is the company making that happen."
  • Founded in 2015, CodeSignal is trusted by the world's most innovative tech firms, including Brex, Databricks, Facebook, Instacart, Robinhood, Upwork, and Zoom.