Publishing

June Sports Illustrated Issue Honors the WNBA’s Milestone Season

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:09pm

b'The WNBA carries serious momentum into its 25th anniversary season, which tips off this week.

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  • b'The WNBA carries serious momentum into its 25th anniversary season, which tips off this week.
  • Contributing writer Kate Fagan has the story in Sports Illustrated\xe2\x80\x99s June issue, available online today and on newsstands May 20.
  • Senior writer Chris Mannix revisits intense scrutiny of the team and how spending time in the bubble helped bring them together.
  • Maven operates Sports Illustrated Media and TheStreet and powers more than 150 online destinations, including History and Biography.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005802/en/\n'

Alexa® Functionality Now Available for FirstEnergy Utility Customers

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:50pm

There are no costs or fees for using Alexa to access utility bill information.\n"This technology provides another touchpoint for customers and is centered on convenience, real-time data and ease of use," said Sam Belcher, senior vice president and president of FirstEnergy Utilities.

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  • There are no costs or fees for using Alexa to access utility bill information.\n"This technology provides another touchpoint for customers and is centered on convenience, real-time data and ease of use," said Sam Belcher, senior vice president and president of FirstEnergy Utilities.
  • "We are excited to offer this functionality to the growing number of customers who have come to rely on voice-activated assistants for quick access to information.
  • "\nTo use this new functionality, customers with an Alexa or compatible device will need to sign up for an online account with their FirstEnergy utility.
  • Linking an Amazon account to a FirstEnergy utility account can be accomplished in a few simple steps.

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Launches Expanded and Enhanced Corporate Counsel Profiler

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:39pm

b'NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today launched a new and expanded version of Corporate Counsel Profiler that leverages powerful analytics capabilities to provide a gateway for law firm professionals to better understand potential clients and improve their business development practices.\nWith detailed information for more than 50,000 corporate counsel and over 14,500 legal departments within the U.S., Corporate Counsel Profiler provides law firm practitioners with a wide range of information to search and find corporate counsels through an easy-to-use, searchable platform.

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  • b'NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today launched a new and expanded version of Corporate Counsel Profiler that leverages powerful analytics capabilities to provide a gateway for law firm professionals to better understand potential clients and improve their business development practices.\nWith detailed information for more than 50,000 corporate counsel and over 14,500 legal departments within the U.S., Corporate Counsel Profiler provides law firm practitioners with a wide range of information to search and find corporate counsels through an easy-to-use, searchable platform.
  • The newly enhanced solution now provides users with visual and interactive search options that will provide a more seamless experience in researching corporate counsels.
  • Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program.
  • The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).\nFor more information about Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S., visit www.WoltersKluwerLR.com , follow us on Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn .\n'

Aethon Books Sign Gilbert Adler and Joel Eisenberg to First-Look Deal, Developing Rhett C. Bruno’s “The Roach”

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:14pm

\xe2\x80\x9cThe Roach,\xe2\x80\x9d a mix of character-driven thriller and gritty superhero fare, follows Reese Roberts, who was once the guardian of Iron City until he was shot on the streets and left paralyzed from the waist down.

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  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe Roach,\xe2\x80\x9d a mix of character-driven thriller and gritty superhero fare, follows Reese Roberts, who was once the guardian of Iron City until he was shot on the streets and left paralyzed from the waist down.
  • When a copycat steals his identity and takes justice into his own hands, a new killer emerges, forcing the retired, disabled vigilante to stop the string of new killings and secure his legacy.
  • They\xe2\x80\x99re best known for publishing books by bestsellers such as Joshua Gayou, Paul Antony Jones, and Yudhanjaya Wijeratne.
  • An extended paperback print-run in a partnership with Blackstone Publishing is due out later this year.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005193/en/\n'

Spatial Makes 3D Collaborative Computing Accessible Via The Browser

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

The NFT (non-fungible tokens) community has jumped on this opportunity as artists are pulling in and displaying their 2D and 3D digital artwork in virtual galleries within Spatial.

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  • The NFT (non-fungible tokens) community has jumped on this opportunity as artists are pulling in and displaying their 2D and 3D digital artwork in virtual galleries within Spatial.
  • With this new update, anyone across the web can instantly interact in virtual collaborative work rooms or explore these stunning exhibitions in 3D, with just one click - no installations required.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • We wanted to really invest in that and bring the full potential of Spatial to everyone, on any platform they choose,\xe2\x80\x9c said Anand Agarawala, CEO and Co-founder of Spatial.
  • Spatial is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco and Kansas City.

Amazon Hiring 75,000 Employees Across Fulfillment and Transportation, With Average Starting Pay of Over $17 Per Hour and Sign-On Bonuses of Up To $1,000

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Amazon recently announced pay increases across its fulfillment and transportation networks, and these open roles offer an average starting pay of over $17 per hour, plus sign-on bonuses in many locations of up to $1,000.

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  • Amazon recently announced pay increases across its fulfillment and transportation networks, and these open roles offer an average starting pay of over $17 per hour, plus sign-on bonuses in many locations of up to $1,000.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWorking at Amazon also comes with an unwavering commitment to safety, especially as we continue to navigate a global pandemic.
  • In late March, the company began rolling out on-site vaccination events at fulfillment centers in Missouri, Nevada, and Kansas.
  • Amazon strives to be Earth\xe2\x80\x99s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth\xe2\x80\x99s Best Employer, and Earth\xe2\x80\x99s Safest Place to Work.

YR Media Presents “Beyond Self-Care,” a Virtual Summit on Mental Health, Media and More

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005149/en/\nYR Media Presents \xe2\x80\x9cBeyond Self-Care,\xe2\x80\x9d a Virtual Summit on Mental Health, Media and More (Graphic: Business Wire)\nWhat: As we pass the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic and enter Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2021, we\xe2\x80\x99re all feeling the effects of anxiety, isolation, depression, uncertainty, change and injustice.

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005149/en/\nYR Media Presents \xe2\x80\x9cBeyond Self-Care,\xe2\x80\x9d a Virtual Summit on Mental Health, Media and More (Graphic: Business Wire)\nWhat: As we pass the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic and enter Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2021, we\xe2\x80\x99re all feeling the effects of anxiety, isolation, depression, uncertainty, change and injustice.
  • Not only are journalists and producers taking in these stories every day, they also are reporting on it all.
  • Headquartered in downtown Oakland, California, our non-profit has spent 25 years helping future generations build crucial skills in journalism, arts and media.
  • We produce journalism, music, graphic design, podcasts and documentaries that disrupt and shape the mainstream narrative.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005149/en/\n'

Mental Floss Celebrates Twenty Years of Publishing Smart Content for Curious Readers

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Since its founding in 2001 in a Duke University dorm, Mental Floss has reached more than 1 billion readers with smart, quirky content presented in a witty, upbeat voice.

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  • Since its founding in 2001 in a Duke University dorm, Mental Floss has reached more than 1 billion readers with smart, quirky content presented in a witty, upbeat voice.
  • The Mental Floss team of editors and writers answers life\xe2\x80\x99s big questions, uncovers fascinating facts, and finds stories so interesting that readers absolutely must share them.\n\xe2\x80\x9cCongratulations to Mental Floss on its 20th anniversary.
  • It\xe2\x80\x99s a huge achievement and true testament to the Mental Floss team and their commitment to educating and entertaining.
  • On May 25, Mental Floss will publish its latest book, The Curious Reader : A Literary Miscellany of Novels & Novelists.

autoRetouch Expands A.I. Bulk Image Editing to All Ecommerce Products, Announces Shopify App Availability

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:30pm

b"One year after its launch, autoRetouch - the AI-powered image editing platform - announces its commercial editing technology has now expanded to include all retail products including consumer electronics, furniture, shoes and other consumer goods.

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  • b"One year after its launch, autoRetouch - the AI-powered image editing platform - announces its commercial editing technology has now expanded to include all retail products including consumer electronics, furniture, shoes and other consumer goods.
  • The platform is also now available as a plug-in via Shopify\xe2\x80\x99s App Store for all merchants using the platform to host their ecommerce stores.
  • human models showcasing apparel products.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe initially entered the ecommerce vertical as a solution tailored to fashion and apparel.
  • Standard product image editing workflows start at a basic price of only \xe2\x82\xac0.10 per image.\nautoRetouch is expanding the possibilities within digital image editing.

Carnegie Reporter Magazine’s Spring 2021 Edition, “Future of Learning and Democracy,” Explores Education’s Role in Fortifying Our Democracy

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:00am

b'Education is the bedrock of our democracy, ensuring opportunity for all, an engaged citizenry, and a fair and representative government.

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  • b'Education is the bedrock of our democracy, ensuring opportunity for all, an engaged citizenry, and a fair and representative government.
  • These foundational ties are explored in the \xe2\x80\x9cFuture of Learning and Democracy,\xe2\x80\x9d the theme of the Spring 2021 edition of Carnegie Reporter magazine, the flagship publication of the philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005029/en/\nThe Spring 2021 edition of Carnegie Reporter magazine, dedicated to the \xe2\x80\x9cFuture of Learning and Democracy,\xe2\x80\x9d explores the evolving demands on our education system and why it matters for the strength of our democracy.
  • In keeping with this mission, the Corporation\xe2\x80\x99s work focuses on the issues that Carnegie considered of paramount importance: education, international peace, and a strong democracy.