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Massive IT outage spotlights major vulnerabilities in the global information ecosystem

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Friday, July 19, 2024

The outage is emblematic of the way organizational networks, cloud computing services and the internet are interdependent, and the vulnerabilities this creates.

Key Points: 
  • The outage is emblematic of the way organizational networks, cloud computing services and the internet are interdependent, and the vulnerabilities this creates.
  • But for the vast majority of global users, especially companies, this isn’t going to be a quick fix.
  • Massive incidents like the CrowdStrike update fault not only create chaos in the business world but disrupt global society itself.

The bigger picture

  • Software supply chains have long been a serious cybersecurity concern and potential single point of failure.
  • Companies like CrowdStrike, Microsoft, Apple and others have direct, trusted access into organizations’ and individuals’ computers.
  • It’s also likely that people will be targeted by various scams preying on user panic or ignorance regarding the issue.

What to do

Marcus & Millichap’s Institutional Property Advisors Brokers Luxury Midrise Multifamily Asset Sale in Greater Phoenix

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) , a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE:MMI) , announced the sale of Glen 91, a 296-unit multifamily asset in Glendale, Arizona.

Key Points: 
  • Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) , a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE:MMI) , announced the sale of Glen 91, a 296-unit multifamily asset in Glendale, Arizona.
  • The property sold for $76.5 million, or $258,446 per unit.
  • Home to State Farm Stadium, Desert Diamond Arena, and Tanger Outlets, the Westgate Entertainment District is within walking distance of the property.
  • Completed in 2023, Glen 91 has climate-controlled interior corridors, a resort-style swimming pool, hammock garden, covered parking, and attached garages.

Emerging Markets Report: Acknowledging the Algorithm

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Friday, July 19, 2024

ORLANDO, Fla., July 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over our decades covering emerging small cap companies we realize that good ideas, maybe even great ideas, come and go. It doesn’t matter what level of alchemy is being advertised, if the good idea doesn’t have the right leadership team, important approvals and eventually, revenue, then these novel concepts find themselves designated to the dustbin of history… nothing more than a tax-loss in April to those who bought the dream before December.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., July 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over our decades covering emerging small cap companies we realize that good ideas, maybe even great ideas, come and go.
  • An understanding of capital markets.
  • Go look at your portfolio or last decade of investments and check if those components of the algorithm were present.
  • formulations are safe and effective.”
    And this brings us to the Regulatory Approval piece of the algorithm we talked about.

The Boys end of season 4 review: the gory superhero-hating show gets political as it sets up for its final season

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Friday, July 19, 2024

The latest storyline doubles down on the satirical content and manages to be both thought-provoking and entertaining.

Key Points: 
  • The latest storyline doubles down on the satirical content and manages to be both thought-provoking and entertaining.
  • After all, over the four seasons to date, he has gone from celebrity superhero to the de facto CEO of Vought International.
  • In a discussion with The Hollywood Reporter, Kripke expressed his frustration: Some people who watch it think Homelander is the hero.
  • Nonetheless, over the course of the season, there are some entertaining twists and turns involving shape-shifting supers and multiple invisible imaginary characters.
  • Amid the irreverence and political point scoring, there are some genuinely touching moments, primarily dealing with the theme of redemption.
  • Doubtless, the bloody mayhem will continue in season five final conflict, with the culmination of several plot strands.

Fintech360 Unveils Financial Technology Solutions Based on AWS Cloud for Brokers

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Friday, July 19, 2024

New York, July 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fintech360 ( https://www.fintech360.com/ ) unveils its financial technology solutions based on AWS Cloud, which will offer superior performance for brokers.

Key Points: 
  • New York, July 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fintech360 ( https://www.fintech360.com/ ) unveils its financial technology solutions based on AWS Cloud, which will offer superior performance for brokers.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon's subsidiary, currently stands as one of the leaders in the field of cloud hosting.
  • One such leader is Fintech360, a prominent B2B provider of financial technology services, particularly solutions tailored to brokers' needs.
  • First and foremost, with AWS, Fintech360 has taken the scalability of their solutions to a whole different level.

Amazon Prime Day Discounts Indicate Cautious Consumer Spending this Holiday, According to New Impact Analytics™ Report

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Non-essential and High-Value Categories had significant discounts on Prime Day as well as the highest increase in discounts leading up to prime day.

Key Points: 
  • Non-essential and High-Value Categories had significant discounts on Prime Day as well as the highest increase in discounts leading up to prime day.
  • The report also shows that Prime Day 2024 had deeper promotions compared to previous years’ events across most categories.
  • Comparing 2024’s Amazon Prime Day with Walmart Deals, the discounts offered by both events were similar for categories including Appliances; Electronics; Grocery & Gourmet Food; and Sports & Outdoor.
  • Walmart Deals offered significantly deeper discounts in the Home & Kitchen category at 36% compared to Amazon Prime’s 27%.

CommerceIQ Publishes Proprietary Data Insights from Prime Day 2024

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CommerceIQ , the leading retail ecommerce management (“REM”) platform, today released the results from their hour-by-hour analysis of Amazon’s Prime Day 2024 event, which took place July 16 - 17, 2024.

Key Points: 
  • PALO ALTO, Calif., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CommerceIQ , the leading retail ecommerce management (“REM”) platform, today released the results from their hour-by-hour analysis of Amazon’s Prime Day 2024 event, which took place July 16 - 17, 2024.
  • Prime Day 2024 saw revenues nearly triple compared to the previous week, with an overall 15% increase in average prices—suggesting that discounts prompted consumers to purchase higher-priced items when they could access them at the lowest prices.
  • Notably, Pets saw prices fall by 14% and only a 79% revenue increase—making it relatively one of the weakest-performing categories over Prime Day.
  • "Prime Day 2024 has once again proven to be a pivotal event for brands and consumers alike," said Guru Hariharan, CEO of CommerceIQ.

Aspen Institute Financial Security Program Launches National Task Force for Fraud & Scam Prevention

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (Aspen FSP) is announcing the formation of a National Task Force for Fraud & Scam Prevention, an initiative that will bring together leading stakeholders from government, law enforcement, private industry, and civil society to develop a nation-wide strategy aimed at helping prevent fraud and scams.

Key Points: 
  • Washington, D.C., July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (Aspen FSP) is announcing the formation of a National Task Force for Fraud & Scam Prevention, an initiative that will bring together leading stakeholders from government, law enforcement, private industry, and civil society to develop a nation-wide strategy aimed at helping prevent fraud and scams.
  • Financial frauds and scams are an increasing threat against Americans’ public safety and financial health, with implications for our economy, the U.S. financial system, and national security.
  • “The National Task Force for Fraud & Scam Prevention developed out of Aspen FSP’s work convening and supporting leaders and institutions committed to building a safe, fair, and inclusive financial system,” said Ida Rademacher, vice president at the Aspen Institute and co-executive director of Aspen FSP.
  • “The task force will contribute to advancing the Institute’s five-year strategic priority which emphasizes leveraging our programmatic expertise and convening power even more purposefully to address society’s growing trust deficit.”
    For more information about the National Task Force for Fraud & Scam Prevention, please visit bit.ly/FraudScamTaskForce .

Archana Vemulapalli appointed to Paycom’s Board of Directors

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE: PAYC) (“Paycom”), a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software, today announced the appointment of Archana Vemulapalli to Paycom’s board of directors, effective July 30, 2024.

Key Points: 
  • Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE: PAYC) (“Paycom”), a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software, today announced the appointment of Archana Vemulapalli to Paycom’s board of directors, effective July 30, 2024.
  • Vemulapalli has more than 23 years of technology leadership experience.
  • She currently serves as corporate vice president of Global Commercial Sales and leads Global System Integrator/System Integrator alliances at Advanced Micro Devices (“AMD”).
  • Vemulapalli has a master’s degree in leadership from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Pennsylvania.

Yerbaé Reports Largest Amazon Sales Day in Company History

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Yerbaé Brands Corp. (TSX-V: YERB.U; OTCQX: YERBF) (“Yerbaé” or the “Company”), a plant-based energy beverage company, is thrilled to announce the largest Amazon sales day in the company's history.

Key Points: 
  • Yerbaé Brands Corp. (TSX-V: YERB.U; OTCQX: YERBF) (“Yerbaé” or the “Company”), a plant-based energy beverage company, is thrilled to announce the largest Amazon sales day in the company's history.
  • On Amazon Prime Day 2024, Yerbaé experienced a remarkable 30% increase in sales compared to the same period in 2023.
  • "Our record-breaking sales on Amazon Prime Day reflect the hard work of our team and the strong connection we have with our consumers.
  • The company remains committed to expanding its reach and delivering exceptional products that meet the evolving needs of health-conscious consumers.