Come again? Ambient?
That’s right. Utilizing the latest Bluetooth Smart technology, Beddit Smart introduces the first version of it’s unique Smart-measuring functionality: measure sleep automatically with no interaction required at all. This makes collecting long-term sleep data a whole lot easier which is the most important factor for understanding your sleep.
“While Beddit Smart provides important hardware upgrades for faster pairing and draining less battery from your mobile device, the most important new feature is the Smart-measuring. We’ve gotten feedback that users want to monitor their sleep in the long-term but simply forget to turn on the measuring on a nightly basis. Well, that problem has been now solved and people can truly focus on sleeping better.” said Beddit CEO, Lasse Leppakorpi.
The Beddit Smart sensor is installed right under the top bedsheet and the new-and-improved Beddit 2.0 mobile application will do the rest. A connection between the mobile app and sensor will be initiated whenever an iOS-device is placed in Bluetooth range and the sensor detects there’s someone sleeping on it. Users don’t need to manually trigger a sleep monitoring session but those who still prefer the old battle-proven way may still opt into the manual triggering.
What’s more, Beddit’s already-leading edge sleep data will be even more expanded and improved. The Beddit 2.0 application update provides a thorough visual renovation along with new features such as:
Both Beddit Smart and the Beddit 2.0 app update are due for release Tuesday 26th May 2015. More features like expanded sleep history will be available in the following app update.
Beddit (founded in 2007) has offices in Finland and Silicon Valley. Beddit creates revolutionary products for monitoring sleep, heart rate and breathing without any disturbing wearable sensors or additional gadgets. Beddit products are globally used by consumers, medical and sports professionals alike. http://www.beddit.com
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SP Cloud Goods is cloud-based game hosting and management system where video game developers can add and remove virtual goods from the game, manage players, manage virtual store pricing, and view vital game and player statistics. Using this system, game developers can affect their games in real-time, without the need to rebuild or republish the game.
CEO, Chitan Mistry stated, “the Social Play relationship is an exciting new direction for our Company. I look forward to bringing the Social Play products to market in the coming months and introducing our network of developers.”
The SP Cloud Goods intellectual property also includes a system for game developers to collect payments for virtual goods sold to players in their games, as well as a marketplace component that will allow advertisers and game developers to choose where, when, and how advertisements are placed in games. The system will also facilitate the transfer of funds from advertisers to game developers.
The Artesanias agreement with Social Play runs for an initial term of five (5) years, with an optional extension for an additional five years. In consideration for the license, we have agreed to issue Social Play one million (1,000,000) shares of common stock immediately and an additional one million shares on each anniversary of the Agreement for so long as it is in effect.
Further, we have agreed to make cash payments to Social Play in the total amount of $120,000.
About Artesanias Corp.
Artesanias Corp. provides marketing, monetization, and support services for developers in the gaming and mobile application markets.
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The average number of connected devices in US households is 5.2 and climbing, and people are uploading hundreds of millions of photos every day to sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. PhotoTime’s unique facial recognition and image analysis technology, powered by Orbeus’ cutting-edge Rekognition API, sees photos like people do, enabling instant identification of people, pets, landscapes and more. PhotoTime organizes images around keywords or keyword combinations, recognizing new content and generating appropriate tags for easy retrieval of related photos.
But due to device storage limitations and people’s tendency to upload photos across multiple platforms and drives, collections inevitably become scattered, with some photos in Dropbox, others on Instagram, additional pictures on Facebook and Twitter, etc. PhotoTime solves that problem with an app that allows users to organize photos while saving precious device storage space. PhotoTime doesn’t duplicate photos on the user device; instead, it leverages tags and metadata to organize images across supported drives, including the iPhone’s native photo storing app (including iCloud), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Google+, Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive.
The latest version of PhotoTime also features enhanced technology that makes the app smarter about recognizing and auto-grouping faces. The facial recognition function has been improved to enable more accurate identification of images, and now PhotoTime helps users group images together for easier, more accurate tagging. New self-learning capabilities allow PhotoTime to refine suggestions based on which faces users tag and confirm.
“It’s great that people are taking so many photos now, pictures that will be treasured more as time goes by,” said Yi Li, CEO with PhotoTime. “But to access those precious memories, people need a portable organization system that goes beyond the standard time and date stamp to find where pictures are located, who is in the picture and automatically add important details. At their core, photos are a way to share memories with friends and family, and PhotoTime 2.1.0’s new features make it simpler to organize pictures wherever they are and share them instantly.”
“The new PhotoTime features represent an important evolution in mobile photo management,” said Hans Hartman, an influential thought leader in the mobile space who currently serves as president of Suite 48 Analytics and chair of Mobile Photo Connect and was formerly director of market research at Nero and product strategy director at Quark. “Today, user photo collections are scattered across social media platforms and stored on a variety of cloud-based drives, but PhotoTime makes it simple to organize these collections and access tags across devices. The new features automate key processes and significantly improve the user experience.”
The new account feature enables users to retrieve their PhotoTime 2.1.0 account data, including the auto-tagging data, as well the tag data that users add, from any iOS device, meaning PhotoTime keeps track of the tags of pictures, backing up user data and allowing users to leverage tags across iOS devices under the same account. The account feature works across all supported drives and allows users to access tags once they log in to their PhotoTime account. Users who delete the app on one device and then log on via a new device can access the information from their account.
Optimized for landscape display on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and compatible with the new Apple Watch, the updated version of PhotoTime is available now for iPhone in the Apple App Store. To get started or learn more about the free PhotoTime 2.1.0 app, please visit www.phototime.com.
PhotoTime is the real-time smart photo management app that uses image and facial recognition technology to help smartphone users organize, search and share hundreds of photos in a snap. The free app integrates with the iPhone camera roll as well as social network and cloud services, making it easy to find any photo, anywhere, in seconds. PhotoTime is designed by Orbeus, Inc., an innovator in automated facial, object and scene recognition, image-to-text analysis and video indexing. For more information, visit www.PhotoTime.com or http://orbe.us.
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Part of the Sky by Optym suite of network planning solutions for airlines, SkyMAX is a new-generation flight scheduling optimization system that maximizes an airline’s total network profitability while also satisfying all operational rules. It can build a flight schedule automatically from scratch or improve an existing schedule, and it’s the first system that optimizes flight times, fleet types, thru-flights and aircraft routings all at the same time instead of separately.
With SkyMAX in production, Southwest Airlines is now the only airline that has this advanced technology for flight schedule optimization.
A key factor in the success of the SkyMAX deployment was the partnership between the Southwest Airlines and Optym teams.
“From the very beginning, our relationship with Optym has been a partnership where we are working together to develop a new tool to enhance our unique and complex network optimization capabilities,” said Adam Decaire, Senior Director, Southwest Airlines. “They are adaptive and agile and highly committed to our projects.”
“Big achievements like these don’t happen by themselves, and are the result of lots of planning, smart ideas and focused execution,” said Renzo Vaccari, Vice President of Airline Solutions for Optym. “Working together over the last three months, we were able to test, calibrate and implement SkyMAX successfully. I want to thank everyone on the Southwest and Optym teams for making this happen. Everything is impossible until somebody does it.”
As communities grow, so does demand. People consume more goods, use more resources and travel to more destinations. Such growth, however, creates congestion and inefficiency in transportation networks. At Optym, we have made it our mission to bring efficiency to the movement of goods, passengers and services.
Optym was founded by an established academician and researcher in 2000 with the goal of bringing the latest techniques from academics to the practice of transportation. Backed by decades of research and development, our software solutions use the latest optimization techniques to empower our clients in the railroad, airline, trucking and mining industries to make better decisions. Our solutions increase asset utilization, reduce transportation costs and improve service quality.
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As part of the agreement, Motorsport.com acquires all Edimotive S.r.l assets of its daily web magazines and broadcasting, new media and digital webTV, including, OmniAuto.it, OmniCorse.it, OmniMoto.it, OmniFurgone.it and others.
OmniCorse.it will be renamed Motorsport.com and become the Italian version of the website. As part of the acquisition, OmniAuto.it will become part of the company’s Motor1.com portfolio.
“Italy has a huge passion for motorsport,” said Motorsport.com Editor in Chief Charles Bradley. “From the Ferrari-loving Tifosi in Formula 1 to the legions of Valentino Rossi fans in MotoGP, there’s no country in the world quite like it. So it was a region that was very much high on our hit list for the global expansion plan.”
“Our new colleagues are of the very highest caliber, and their expertise is going to elevate the level and depth of our overall coverage to yet another level.”
The acquisition combines two highly successful digital distribution platforms, which provide, via websites and social media networks, interactive multimedia coverage and experiences of all major motorsports news and automotive content.
“We are honored to have been chosen to partner with one of the best international motorsports websites in the world, Motorsport.com,” said Filippo Salza, co-founder and CEO of Edimotive S.r.l. “Our goal is to provide seamless integration of joint news coverage while leveraging our technical and editorial assets to produce the best content and engagement we can.”
“The opportunity of transferring our editorial experience to such an important international project is a great satisfaction for all the work done in the last years,” said Alessandro Lago co-founder and editor in chief of Edimotive S.r.l. “The creation of a global automotive news ecosystem will enable us to increase content quality and reach unique levels in digital publishing industry.”
One of the fastest growing motor sports websites in the world, Motorsport.com is a technically advanced digital distribution platform that provides worldwide, multimedia motor sports coverage in over 180 countries this year, including 360-degree broadcasting technology from its sister company 360racing.com.
“We chose Edimotive S.r.l. and their suite of websites because of their professional management team and impeccable experience in journalism who share our global vision of providing industry-leading news and information in every form of major motorsports and automotive news worldwide,” said Eric Gilbert, vice president of operations, Motorsport.com. “Italy is a key European market and to partner with such a well-respected organization further strengthens our coverage of automotive news.”
Founded in 1994, Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. Powered by passion and fueled by award-winning, cutting-edge technology, Our One Team, One World approach to motorsports content is staffed 24 hours, seven days a week and is updated continuously throughout the day. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and in bureaus around the world, our 2015 global expansion will include entries in 14 countries in 10 different languages.
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“Our mission is to help employers through their hiring lifecycle – from targeting the best talent to deciding on the best fit for their team,” said Raj Sheth, co-founder and CEO of Recruiterbox. “The Indeed partnership helps us achieve the targeting part, by gaining access to a broad set of candidates. Indeed has over 180 million unique visitors to its site every month.”
Recruiterbox delivers a feed of jobs directly to Indeed, providing users with an easy and convenient way to attract and track candidates. As applications are submitted, the Recruiterbox platform allows teams to collaborate on candidates through a simple interface and powerful search functions.
The agreement comes on the heels of other recent partnerships that Recruiterbox has entered into. In December of 2014 Recruiterbox partnered with ZipRecruiter and in April 2015 Recruiterbox partnered with SnagAJob.
“We are committed to helping employers manage every step of the hiring process,” said Sheth. “These recent partnerships have contributed to our increased growth among employers. We see this growth continuing as we execute more enhancements in 2015 and beyond.”
Recruiterbox empowers growing companies to hire simply and predictably. Most recruiting software is clunky and cumbersome, causing people to relapse to using email and spreadsheets. Recruiterbox is changing the game by understanding that hiring works best when people collaborate and make informed decisions together. They have designed a simple, yet effective solution to let you get this done.
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Inspiration for the Gender Initiative emerged during the 2013 commemoration of the School’s 50th anniversary of admitting women to its two-year MBA program. As part of that celebration, HBS hosted its first Gender & Work Symposium, an annual gathering of top gender researchers and practitioners.
“One of the main goals Harvard Business School wants to achieve with the Gender Initiative is to ground discussions about gender in rigorous research so that people can make better-informed decisions for themselves, their families, their companies, and their communities,” Ely said. “So much of what people think they know about gender is simply not substantiated by empirical evidence but instead is based on gender stereotypes. We want to develop the Initiative so that Harvard Business School becomes the ‘go-to place’ on gender issues, where both researchers and practitioners can come together to find ways to advance gender equity in the workplace and help both women and men lead whole, fulfilled, and sustainable lives.”
To achieve its mission, the HBS Gender Initiative will:
“From marketing and organizational behavior to strategy, social enterprise, and entrepreneurship, for more than one hundred years Harvard Business School and its faculty have been leaders in defining the roles and functions of business, as well as effective business practice,” Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria said. “With the launch of this Initiative, we want to have a similar and lasting impact on the way the world understands and acts upon gender-related matters.”
“With such a long track record for success in bringing about change in the workplace,” Ely added, “Harvard Business School is the perfect place to locate efforts aimed at accelerating the advancement of women leaders as well.”
ABOUT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 80 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.
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“For years our clients have asked us to go beyond traditional staffing; to go deeper, to solve bigger challenges and help transform their businesses. We are excited to formalize our consulting practice and welcome Jason Farmer, Consulting Practice Manager, to our team.” Said Andy Frank, UDig’s founder and CEO. Farmer joined the firm to design and manage the consulting practice. He brings over 10 years of software development, enterprise architecture and integration experience to the firm.
In addition to consulting services and traditional staffing models, UDig plans for continued expansion through a technology center providing an economical, efficient alternative to project delivery through on-shore, off-site resources.
Regarding the expansion, Farmer stated, “We understand businesses need to be flexible, and often can benefit from a combination of consulting, off-site project delivery and traditional staffing. Depending on the complexity, budget and existing resources, we can blend these models to create the technical resource model that’s best for the situation.”
Frank concluded, “These additional capabilities align well to our core competency – recruiting top technical talent. We are pleased to deliver more services to our existing clients and enable technology solutions with more business partners.”
UDig is a leading provider of technology consultants, project teams and strategic outsourcing services. Our expertise in technical strategy & architecture, information management & big data, and application services is built on a foundation of forward thinking implementation methodologies, helping us unearth your technology solutions. Since getting our start in 2001, we have grown from a select group of consultants to a team of hundreds of technology experts deployed on challenging projects across the country. UDig is headquartered in Richmond, VA with offices in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Raleigh, NC. Learn more at udig.com.
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“This feature is really going to help our users discover how to make their forms more effective,” said JotForm founder and CEO, Aytekin Tank. “Having this kind of data is going to go a long way toward improving any form’s performance.”
The feature is designed to work as simply as possible, with a clear, clean, easy-to-understand dashboard that displays a timeline of selected dates. It also prominently features the number of visitors to that specific form, conversions for forms submitted, and the total conversion rate.
“Knowing how well your forms are performing is a key step for businesses everywhere,” Tank said. “This is the kind of tool that can help save or make a company a lot of money.”
JotForm, which offers a freemium pricing model with no crippleware, lets even its free users have full access to the powerful new analytics tool. It’s expected to be particularly popular with nonprofits that collect donations through forms, marketing professionals looking to collect leads, or anyone looking to increase the volume of form submissions each and every time they need to gather important information.
JotForm’s analytics tool arrives on the heels of several other noteworthy new releases, including an advanced Form Designer, Theme Store, migration tool for displaced Adobe FormsCentral users, and a Fillable PDF Form Creator.
“It’s been a really busy nine months for us,” said Tank on the multiple product releases. “We’re working hard to listen to the needs of our users and provide helpful tools to improve their experiences. We’re really proud of where we are right now.”
Since 2006 JotForm has been at the forefront of easy, allowing users to create great forms using their simple drag-and-drop form builder — all without any coding experience. JotForm’s 8,000 ready-made form templates, 100 integrations and more than 380 widgets have made it one of the most popular form builders for companies all over the world. Today, JotForm is nearing two million users and counting.
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The first solutions available under the program are Hostway’s website, application and email hosting and DNR services. Future additions – to be announced as they join the program portfolio – will include the company’s public, private and hybrid cloud services, managed dedicated servers, and enhanced email offerings.
Featuring a four-tier structure with discounts ranging from 5% to 30% depending on monthly spend, the new reseller program includes dedicated account managers from a team devoted exclusively to supporting resellers, a dedicated Tier 2/3 support phone number that expedites troubleshooting, and a complete ecosystem enabling resellers to exchange ideas and build business relationships through a partner portal, blog and other mechanisms. The partner portal also includes marketing materials, training tools and other solutions to help resellers maximize their Hostway sales.
Special incentives that further set Hostway’s program apart include:
“We have rebuilt our reseller program from the ground up to provide both the support infrastructure and the financial incentives that our partners need to be successful,” said Jim Ciampaglio, Hostway Vice President of Channel Sales. “Our hosting services are natural add-ons for web designers and developers, VARs, ISVs and MSPs, and this new program makes it easier and more lucrative than ever to generate incremental income by piggybacking on our services.”
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About Hostway Services, Inc.
Hostway Services, Inc. is a leader in Cloud, Managed, Web and Hybrid Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 500,000 customers worldwide. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB’s and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Web Hosting, and Email and Applications.
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