Snapchat Is Buying an Israeli Augmented Reality Startup

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters December 26, 2016 Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand 1 min read Reuters Snapchat Is Buying an Israeli Augmented Reality Startup Image credit: dennizn | Shutterstock Snapchat Cimagine will become Snapchat’s research and development center in Israel. –shares Messaging app Snapchat is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30 to $40 million, marking Snapchat’s first acquisition in Israel, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday.Cimagine developed True Marketless Augmented Reality — technology that allows users to virtually place furniture and appliances they wish to purchase in the space of their home, on their mobile devices, at the click of a button.Cimagine will become Snapchat’s research and development center in Israel and is expected to rapidly expand its workforce from its current 20 employees, Calcalist said.The company’s highly-skilled team is probably the main reason for the acquisition, rather than its technology, Calcalist said.Officials at Cimagine declined to comment on the report.The company was founded in 2012 and has raised a few million dollars.Venice, Calif.-based Snapchat is expected to go public as early as March with a valuation of as much as $25 billion.(Reporting by Tova Cohen) Next Article Add to Queue Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Connected Car Data Is the New Oil

first_img Apply Now » Connected Car Data Is the New Oil Columnist Next Article 4 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag In three years, automakers could make more money from connected vehicle data than car sales. Self-Driving Cars Image credit: via PC Magcenter_img April 17, 2017 –shares 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Add to Queue Last November, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stood on stage at the LA Auto Show and proclaimed, “data is the new oil.” This is not a news, of course. For years, tech companies from Google to Facebook have drilled for data shared by connected devices and tapped into geysers of cash.Now that cars are becoming connected, automakers and others want in on the data-for-dollars boom. It’s estimated that more than 380 million connected cars will be on the road by 2021 globally, more than double the number now. The data they generate will be red meat to marketers since they’ll be able to log people’s location, driving habits, in-car entertainment choices, and more, while automakers and others will be able to better predict maintenance issues and provide other services to keep customers happy and loyal. The automotive industry is still in the very early stages of figuring out how to cash in on connected car data. Through several partnerships and acquisitions focused on advancing vehicle connectivity and refining data analytics, automotive mega supplier Delphi’s recent moves give a glimpse of what the future of driving data collection could look like — and how automakers could turn massive amounts of car data into big bucks.Delphi recently acquired a minority stake in two Israeli companies. One, Valens, develops chips that can move data up to six times faster within vehicles than current technology. The other, Otonomo, has designed an agnostic data collection platform that can serve as a broker between automakers and third parties.These latest investments in connected car big data solutions are part of a larger and long-term strategy by Delphi. In 2015, the company purchased data-analytics startup Control-Tec, while earlier this year it acquired Movimento, which provides over-the-air software update capabilities for automotive applications.If you put together the pieces of Delphi’s acquisition strategy, it’s easy to get a larger picture of where the company — and the auto industry — is headed with connected car data.Concrete example of leveraging car dataThe Otonomo investment, which was part of a recent $25 million funding round for the startup, perhaps provides the most concrete example of how automakers could leverage vehicle data and what it means for car owners. Car & Driver noted in an article this week that “what makes [Otonomo’s] services attractive to automakers is the ability to aggregate data from multiple companies and provide a more comprehensive data set to interested parties.”While automakers such as Ford with its Ford Pass platform and GM with its OnStar AtYourService feature are currently supplying data to third parties in order to offer discounts and perks to drivers, an industrywide data-collecting platform could supercharge the commercial potential of connected cars. Companies ranging from auto insurance companies to roadside retailers would, of course, be eager to buy such connected car data.But car owners may not be so keen to have automakers harvest driving data, and consumer advocacy groups such as AAA as well as politicians have asked automakers for details on how they extract, process, and use driver data. As part of legislation sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the federal government would establish standards that not only safeguard driver privacy, but also force the auto industry to be more transparent about how it is used.Delphi noted to Car & Driver that data harvested by Otonomo is anonymized and drivers can opt out of receiving connected services, although the magazine added that this “doesn’t mean that drivers who do use those services would have any say in what automakers do with the data those services collect.” It also pointed out that since a Republican-led Congress recently voted to roll back FCC restrictions on how ISPs can sell data collected from their customers, Markey’s legislation likely has the same possibility of passing as the proverbial snowball’s chance in hell.You can bet that Delphi and Otonomo will be followed by other prospectors looking to strike it rich by mining vehicle data. And it’s also not too farfetched that, as Otonomo CEO Ben Volkow predicted in a CNN article earlier this year, by 2020 automakers may make more money selling vehicle data than cars themselves. Doug Newcomblast_img read more

The Real Reason Starbucks Recently Had to Shut Down Failure to Tie

first_imgStarbucks July 27, 2018 Don’t end up like Starbucks with its nationwide closing for anti-bias training. Devote the up-front time needed to make sure employees get it right. Next Article Add to Queue Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Guest Writer Raj Narayanaswamy When customers visit Starbucks, they expect a tasty beverage in a timely manner (read: as fast as possible), and good customer service. That helps explain Starbucks’ business model as a high-frequency operation that must run at peak efficiency to realize profits.Related: What Business Leaders Should Learn From Starbucks’ Shut Down DayThen there’s Starbucks’ commitment to racial sensitivity as illustrated by its decision to close roughly 8,000 company-owned stores for anti-bias training. This followed the incident in April of two African American men being asked to leave a Philadelphia Starbucks when one of them requested to use the restroom without having purchased a beverage. The men were waiting for an associate to arrive before they ordered.Starbucks’ subsequent training shocked the business community nationwide, due to the financial loss the chain incurred, estimated to be around $16.7 million. While no business of Starbucks’ scale can predict something like the Philadelphia incident, businesses can use time intelligently to try to prevent similar incidents. Specifically: Had Starbucks been more proactive at time management and training, the situation in April could have been avoided. Saving the brandAny business dealing with an occurence of racial bias or other discrimination has to tread carefully in its search for a solution to protect its brand image. Even though the Starbucks case was isolated to one store, it quickly became a national story that prompted a nationwide response. Starbucks could easily have made a hollow gesture — like a simple donation — but the company understood that the issue needed to be addressed head-on.Related: Don’t Be the Next Headline: How to Implement Diversity Training the Right WayStarbucks needed a big, bold statement, and it made one through the resource of the time it expended on the training. By doing so, Starbucks showed its consumer base that it takes racial bias very seriously. And it devoted the valuable asset of time to properly train employees on a matter that’s important to the enterprise.The lesson here: The company wouldn’t have had to expend that time and money had it, earlier on, expended more time in its standard employee training.Time to focus on trainingThe resource of time can often be overlooked on the corporate level. But in a business processing hundreds of thousands of transactions a day, the failure to directly connect time to outcomes is wasted time.Small and large corporations alike have difficulty in allotting and managing time for employee training. Spending too much time training an employee can result in lost profits, but spending too little time can leave an employee unable to properly do his or her job. In Starbucks’ case, the company’s leaders understood that this training was needed no matter how high the financial cost.Once again, though, this cost could have been avoided with proper up-front time management in its training process.Training has to consist of more than just how to mix a latteQuality assurance and consistency across multiple locations is a top priority for international companies rolling out new food and drink on a consistent basis. This means that product training should have been, and should be, a thorough part of all Starbucks’ employees’ time.From order to pick-up, Starbucks employees must be able to do more than create drinks. Considering that positive customer interactions are a major part of the process, Starbucks misallocated the up-front time needed for training, and exposed its vulnerability; the result was that it was forced to pour more resources, that it shouldn’t have had to, into fixing things later in the barista-service pipeline.Had Starbucks incorporated thorough racial bias training beforehand, it could have called Philadelphia an isolated incident. Instead, the company was backed into a corner, to save its reputation by training most of its employees at over 8,000 stores. While this was an impressive way to call attention to and work its way out of a corporate image crisis, the massive training the coffee giant hosted proved wasteful in terms of attaching time to outcomes.How can you avoid being wasteful? That is what corporate “time intelligence” should look like on a preemptive, rather than reactive, basis.Using time strategicallyWhile time is not a renewable resource, a business employing a proper platform for time management can harvest time with ease.Businesses looking to be smarter about this resource must rethink time as a corporate asset that is unified through all levels of the organization. From the C-suite to the retail employees who interact with customers daily, time can be reallocated and better managed using the same data analytics that are helping businesses to become more efficient.Once a business is able to understand where its time is being spent, it can take an objective look at where employee time is being mismanaged, and reallocate those workers’ work efforts without needing to add more staff.In an ideal world, businesses won’t need a major incident like the one in Philadelphia to start down the path to more strategic time use. Starbucks has seen that it needs to be more time efficient, and instead of closing down for large-scale trainings, it could have implemented a long-term anti-bias training initiative that wouldn’t have to be done in one time slot nationwide.Related: These Companies Are Battling Sexual Harassment By Teaching Employees to Recognize Unconscious BiasThis newfound awareness may not be enough for the company to rebound, however: It recently announced the closing of 150 stores over the 2019 corporate year. Instead of looking for stores to close, perhaps Starbucks would benefit more by streamlining its workforce processes and training process. Also required there would be intelligent time-tracking to ensure that the company was receiving the most output from its time input. Co-founder and co-CEO at Replicon Image credit: BRYAN R. SMITH | AFP | Getty Images The Real Reason Starbucks Recently Had to Shut Down: Failure to Tie ‘Time’ to Outcomes Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand 5 min read Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Natalies Orchid Island Juice unveils coldpressed juice line

first_imgNatalie’s Orchid Island Juice unveils cold-pressed juice linePosted By: Jules Scullyon: February 25, 2019In: Beverage, Industries, Innovation, Juices, New productsPrintEmailNatalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company has released a new line of cold-pressed juices that feature functional and holistic properties.The launch, which follows six months of development, represents the Florida company’s first foray into the cold-pressed juice segment.Three varieties are available in the Holistic Juice line: Purify, made from blood orange, grapefruit, dandelion and ginger “to help reduce inflammation and improve digestion”; Relax, featuring orange, pineapple, chamomile and passion flower “to help calm the mind and relax the soul”; and Resilient, with blood orange, elderberry, turmeric, black pepper and ginger “to help boost the immune system and lower inflammation”.Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company founder and CEO Marygrace Sexton said: “Our new line of Holistic Juices ushers in Natalie’s next generation of juices and we couldn’t be more excited.“As Natalie’s continues to grow, it also continues to innovate – discovering fresh ways to offer our customers juices that will improve every aspect of their lives.”Vice president of marketing Natalie Sexton said: “Consumers are driving brands to be more intentional with their innovation process. With trends rapidly evolving, it is important for Natalie’s to remain the authentic brand on the shelf as we strive to be quick to market with a functional juice line.“Fortunately, Natalie’s is nimble enough to develop a new line with amazing dexterity and we are on the shelves with this new line in a matter of months.”The juices will go on sale in the US at the end of March.Share with your network: Tags: Cold-pressed juiceNatalie’s Orchid Island Juice CompanyUSlast_img read more

What Font Should You Use on Your Resume

first_img When you’re job hunting, the devil is in the details — from making the right connections, to doing your research and assembling a resume that gets you noticed. But just like your body language can speak louder than words during an interview, it turns out that the font you use in your CV says something about you, too, according to a recent Bloomberg report.So what typefaces should you use to put your best foot forward? Not Times New Roman, as it turns out. Brian Hoff, the creative director of Brian Hoff Design, likened the usage of the often default font to wearing sweatpants, as it doesn’t show a lot of forethought or effort.Related: 5 Huge Resume Blunders — and How to Avoid ThemFancy interconnected cursive that you would see on a wedding announcement like Zapfino (way too tough to read) or fonts like Courier, which looks like it was typewritten and can convey pretentiousness.  Matt Luckhurst, the creative director of San Francisco, Calif.-based brand consultancy Collins noted “You don’t have a typewriter, so don’t try to pretend that you have a typewriter.” As for the fonts that communicate a clean, straightforward and professional image, the experts agreed that typefaces that are sans-serif (no little fusty feet at the end of the letters) and aesthetically pleasing like Helvetica and Garamond are a solid bet for those resumes.Related: The Do’s and Don’ts of the Modern Resumé (Infographic)And while Comic Sans — everyone’s favorite font-punching bag — is never welcome, apparently utilizing emojis to show a little personality might be — depending on who you’re talking to.  Ultimately, when you’re looking for a new position, you send out countless cover letters and resumes, but you wouldn’t send the same one to every firm or company that you are hoping will give you a second look. And just like you would tailor your CV, different fonts will make more of an impact depending on the industry. Related: 7 Unorthodox Tips to Help Land Your Dream Job What Font Should You Use on Your Resume? Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Add to Queue Next Article 51shares August 9, 2015 2 min readcenter_img Nina Zipkin 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Entrepreneur Staff Job Seekers The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more

Investors Urge Yahoo to Sell Core Search Business Instead of Alibaba Stake

first_imgYahoo! November 19, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuters 3 min read Add to Queue Investors Urge Yahoo to Sell Core Search Business Instead of Alibaba Stake Activist investor Starboard Value LP asked Yahoo Inc to drop plans to sell its stake in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd due to tax concerns, and instead urged the company to sell its core search and display advertising businesses.Yahoo’s current net cash holding and the funds raised from a sale of the business could be returned to shareholders through buybacks and dividends, Jeff Smith, Starboard’s head, said in a letter to Yahoo on Thursday.Starboard, calling itself a “significant shareholder” in Yahoo, said it made the letter public as efforts to talk with the company privately over the past year had not yielded positive results.The hedge fund had supported the sale of Yahoo’s stake in Alibaba, worth more than $20 billion, before the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in September denied a request for a private letter ruling on whether the spinoff would be tax free.Yahoo’s shareholders may have to pay about $9 billion in taxes if the IRS denies the tax-free status after the sale, which is expected to close in the current quarter.”If you stay on the current path, we believe the potential penalty for being wrong is just too great, and the potential reward for being right is not materially better than the other alternative,” Smith said.Yahoo, whose shares were up flat premarket on Thursday, was not immediately available for comment. Alibaba was also flat.Starboard, which has recently agitated for change at Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP.N) and Brink’s Co (BCO.N), said Yahoo had snubbed its requests to appoint Smith as a board member at least four times in the last four months.”I think the investors are not particularly likely to give a lot of credit to the board of Yahoo, as it stands now,” Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser said.”It wouldn’t be a very hard proxy fight for Starboard if they go down that path.”Yahoo’s search and display ad businesses, which account for a lions shares of total revenue, has been struggling and Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s efforts to revive the business has made little progress.Many analysts attribute little or no value to the business and say Yahoo’s worth – about $31 billion as of Wednesday’s close – lies in its Asian assets: the Alibaba stake and a 35 percent stake in Yahoo Japan Corp.The Wall Street Journal had reported Starboard’s plans earlier on Thursday.(Reporting by Devika Krishna Kumar and Lehar Maan in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D’Souza) Reuters Image credit: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock –shares Next Article last_img read more

Morning Motivator Watch Villanovas ChampionshipWinning Buzzer Beater

first_img Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business He took a shot at greatness and come out on top. With a tied score and the clock ticking to zero, Villanova’s Kris Jenkins let a deep three-pointer fly and scored, delivering his team the NCAA men’s basketball national championship over North Carolina. After the game, Jenkins was asked if he knew the shot was going in. “I think every shot is going in,” Jenkins said. “So that one was no different.”If this video doesn’t get you going this morning, nothing will. Go get ’em!FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! https://t.co/QXjPTrQN6Y #NationalChampionship— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 5, 2016 Villanova vs. North Carolina Leadership Add to Queue Register Now » Entrepreneur Staff Next Article Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. April 5, 2016 1 min read 52shares Entrepreneur Staff Morning Motivator: Watch Villanova’s Championship-Winning Buzzer Beater Image credit: Villanovalast_img read more

The Definitive List of Google Search Easter Eggs

first_imgGoogle This story originally appeared on PCMag There are all sorts of little pranks hidden throughout the greater Google-verse. Evan Dashevsky –shares Add to Queue Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Atari breakout Next Article The Definitive List of Google Search Easter Eggs Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. September 1, 2016 9 min read Today, anyone with an Internet connection has damn-near real-time access to nearly all the information in the world. That’s a truly astonishing thing, especially for those of us who had to Dewey Decimal our way to certain information.Still, it’s easy to take the modern-day magic that is a Google search for granted, in part because the team behind the tech is so good at what they do. They work tirelessly to ensure that Google never goes down, is available via all the screens in your life, and only ever improves at its core mission. But here’s another thing about the Google dev team: They’re huge gigantic nerds.We know this by the trail of Easter eggs they leave behind. There are all sorts of little pranks hidden throughout the greater Google-verse. Nearly all of them are of the geek variety — there are many (occasionally super obscure) references to old video games, science fiction and mathematics. You know: nerd stuff.This roundup attempts to compile a definitive list of the Easter eggs currently found inside Google’s core product: Search. If you know any we missed, please drop a line in the comments, and we will award you some PCMag Points (which have no market value whatsoever) and add it to the list with due credit given.Please note that there are plenty of search eggs that have been retired over time (e.g. searching weapons of mass destruction and clicking “I’m Feeling Lucky” used to return a bit of agitprop; or searching Let It Snow used to give a holiday surprise). Also, there are some search eggs specific to regional versions of Google (e.g. searching Jason Isaacs on google.co.uk returns a little surprise that makes sense to the Brits, but nothing special happens on Google.com). In this piece, we’re only collecting active eggs available on Google.com. Let’s jump in.1. Searching Atari breakout and clicking “Images” will prompt an occasionally buggy game of Super Breakout made out of all the images of the game.2. Super Mario Brothers brings a special NES-y surprise. You know you were a 90s kid if one of the Super Mario Bros. sound effects automatically makes you feel all warm and cozy. And you can bring it up from any computer by searching “Super Mario Bros.” Look in the side info card for a blinking question mark box; click it and you’ll get some coins. Enjoy.3. Searching Askew will tilt the screen. Searching anything else afterwards will bring everything back to the level.4. Blink html will cause the word “blink” to blink anywhere on the screen. Even in cases that have nothing to do with coding — like returns about Malcom Gladwell’s 2005 collection of essays, Blink.5. Festivus adds a Festivus pole to the left side of the screen. If you don’t know what that means, then you are a young person who should read up on your TV heritage.6. Do a barrel roll or z or r twice will cause the screen to do a 360, which is probably a reference to Star Fox in which the player prompted a barrel roll by pressing z or r twice.7. Google in 1998 will make the page appear as it did when Google took its visual design cues from Yahoo.8. Zerg rush will cause a bunch of Google Os to attack the screen, which you can fight off by clicking on them. If you let it run through, eventually a group of red and yellow Os form a big “GG” in the middle of the screen. If you are wondering what that term means, it’s an online gaming term to describe an overwhelming attack of multiple entities from one player on another in real-time strategy games.9. Bletchley Park will prompt an info card on the side of the page where the headline will appear as if it is being de-coded. Bletchley Park is the location of the UK’s code-breaking center, which helped the Allies break Axis power codes in WWII.10. Flip a coin prompts a card with an animated coin flip. Related: roll a dieprompts a card that randomly rolls a standard six-sided die.11. Search play dreidel and you’ll be presented with an interactive little dreidel-spinning game. It’s fun for a good 10 seconds.12. [Any actor’s name] followed by “Bacon Number” will reveal how many degrees of separation they are from actor Kevin Bacon, who has been the victim of the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game since the 1990s.13. Recursion (definition: the repeated application of a recursive procedure or definition) prompts Google to ask “Did you mean: recursion” (i.e. the exact same word). When you click that word, it prompts the same follow-up question, repeating ad infinitum.14. Conway’s Game of Life prompts a seemingly random animation of blobs on the right-hand side of the screen. This “life simulation” was created by British mathematician John Conway in 1970. Technically, it’s considered a “game” (in fact, a zero-player game), but it’s just about the most boring game you’ll ever “play.”15. Webdriver Torso transforms the Google logo into a series of blinking blocks. Why? It’s kind of a long and stupid story. In a nutshell: There’s a mysterious YouTube channel account called “Webdriver Torso” with hundreds (if not thousands) of videos featuring seemingly random red and blue shapes on a white background accompanied by random tones and sounds. (You can visit it here if you’re curious, but it’s really dumb.) The strange channel — which has no descriptions or identification — briefly became a source of rampant speculation (aliens, spies). Google eventually took credit for the site, which it uses to test video streaming quality. And now it’s an Easter egg.16. Anagram will prompt a response asking “Did you mean: Nag A Ram.” (Get it?) Related: Searching define anagram prompts the response asking “Did you mean: nerd fame again.” (Sigh)17. Google Pacman will return a card that links to a pop-up screen of the famous Google Pac-Man Easter egg. Oddly, if you search the correct spelling “Google Pac-Man” (note the hyphen), it prompts you to the incorrect spelling “Google Pacman.”18. The answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything prompts an info card with a calculator pre-filled with “42,” i.e. the famous question and answer from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Note: inserting grammatically correct serial commas (i.e. …life, the universe, and…) doesn’t work. Alternatively, entering the loneliest number prompts a calculator info card pre-filled with “1,” which references the song “One is the Loneliest Number.”Also, searching once in a blue moon prompts “1.16699016 × 10−8 hertz.” One of our readers, Phil Smith, pointed out that this equals about 2.7 years. And, as it turns out, 2.7 years is a pretty spot-on representation of “once in a blue moon.” A blue moon is the term used to describe a second full moon in a single calendar month — and it happens once every two or three years. So, Phil gets 2,000 PCMag Points. Congrats!19. Search fun facts or I’m feeling curious, and you’ll get a “fun fact” card filled with a bit of trivia and the chance to get another random factoid.20. Hover your mouse over the “I’m feeling lucky” button with nothing else in your search box and it will roll over all casino style to a number of other options like “I’m feeling playful,” “I’m feeling trendy,” or “I’m feeling generous,” which will take you to a corresponding search. I don’t know if that’s exactly an Easter egg, but a cool hey-did-ja-know all the same.21. Search metronome to prompt a handy simple little metronome that can keep a beat from 40 BPM all the way up to 208. Easter egg? Useful tool? Whatevs. Just know that it exists.22. Need to waste some time? Google can help. Search solitaire or tic-tac-toeto prompt a pair of in-browser games. Goodbye, productivity. Now all Google needs is Minesweeper. Maybe Snake, too.23. Want to know if that picture you just hung on your wall is level? You could download one of the many level apps out there, or (gasp) resort to using an actual analog level — like a cave person. OR you could simply search bubble level to turn your mobile browser into a virtual bubble level. For reasons that I hope would be self-evident, this search only works on mobile. (Seriously, what levels would you be checking with your laptop?) This little trick probably fall more into the area of useful tool, as opposed to Easter egg, but there ya go. Now go make sure everything in your home is at the correct angle in peace. Features Editor Image credit: Atari breakout Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

How Wealthy Will Evan Spiegel Be PostSnap IPO

first_img Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Snapchat How Wealthy Will Evan Spiegel Be Post-Snap IPO? Nina Zipkin Add to Queue –shares The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Next Article Entrepreneur Staffcenter_img The Snapchat creator will likely be worth more than $4 billion. 1 min read February 17, 2017 Snap Inc. is reportedly set to go public on the New York Stock Exchange during the first week of March.Now, thanks to an updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we now have have a clearer sense of just how wealthy the move will make co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.The makers of Snapchat write in the SEC paperwork that they estimate the initial public offering price of the stock will be between $14 and $16 per share.Related: 20 Crazy New Things We Learned About SnapSpiegel, 26, is the youngest person on the Forbes 400 list of the world’s wealthiest people (he ranked 335th in 2016). Murphy, 28, came in 374th on the list last year.By next month, the company could be valued between $18 and $22 billion, and if the stock price ends up being $16, Spiegel will have a $4.22 billion stake in the company, while Murphy’s will be $3.63 billion. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Image credit: dennizn | Shutterstock Apply Now »last_img read more

Day two at Drinktec injection moulding and filling

first_imgDay two at Drinktec: injection moulding and fillingPosted By: Alex Clereon: September 12, 2017In: Beverage, Blog, Business, Events, Industries, Opinion, Soft drinks, TechnologyPrintEmail BY ALEX CLEREAT DRINKTEC, GERMANY Our focus for today is new moves in injection moulding and filling.KHS launched a revolutionary injection blow moulding process that, instead of injecting sterilised air to expand the PET preform, they can directly inject the liquid contents instead.The KHS FormFill system integrates what were previously two separate processes, promising ‘great savings’ in terms of system size, use of resources and further process execution.KHS chairman Matthias Niemeyer called it ‘a revolution in the processing of plastic containers’.Krones also said they were developing technology to aseptically fill PET performs with liquid, rather than air.The highlight of their presence at Drinktec, which covers all of Hall B6, is the new Dynafill system that can fill crown-capped bottles in almost an instant – 500ml in 0.5 seconds, filled and capped. Though only currently compatible with crown-capped glass bottles, Krones hopes to extend the technology to other packaging formats and product categories in the future.The Dynafill system can process up to 100,000 containers per hour.Many of the largest exhibitors here are competing to have the fastest filling line, the lightest bottle, the smallest space requirements.As well as the new FormFill process, KHS is exhibiting an ultra-lightweight 500ml bottle that comes in at just 5g.On a tour of Krones’ exhibition, we were told how manufacturers cannot continue to grow sales and add new product lines with the burden of long changeover times.Yesterday we spoke to Elisa Zanaletto from PET Engineering. For manufacturers of premium packaging, aggressive lightweighting isn’t so much of a priority but the ‘race to the bottom’ – in terms of package weight, filling times, changeover length – is evident across the trade floor here in Munich.We’ll obviously have more for you from Messe München tomorrow.Share with your network: Tags: bottlingDrinktec 2017fillingGermanyKHSKroneslast_img read more

Granarolo invests in Italian plant to support reducedsugar milks

first_imgGranarolo invests in Italian plant to support reduced-sugar milksPosted By: News Deskon: October 24, 2017In: Beverage, Dairy, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailItalian dairy company Granarolo has invested €5 million in a factory in Puglia to support the launch of a reduced-sugar milk line.Granarolo G+ contains 30% less sugar than conventional milk and will be available on retail shelves this November. To reduce the sugar content of the milk, Granarolo has employed a two-step process that breaks down the lactose in the milk, sourced from Italian farms, into its two basic sugars: glucose and galactose.A patented filtering system then separates the different parts of the milk, producing a beverage with less sugar that is suitable for all consumers to drink, even if they are otherwise intolerant to lactose or find milk difficult to digest. The company insists that the nutritional quality of the milk is not affected.“Granarolo G+ is about to revolutionise the milk market,” said Granarolo chairman Gianpiero Calzolari. “This is a unique innovation that can create a new product category and meet the emerging demand of consumers, who are increasingly attracted by functional foods that are good for you. Indeed, wellness and health is the biggest-growing sector in the market, recording a volume increase of 6.9% and a value increase of 6.7% in wellness, and a 20% volume increase and 18% value increase in health. “We will be producing G+ in our Gioia del Colle facility in Puglia, where we have invested more than €5 million, and generated the opportunity to employ young people.”Granarolo G+ will be available in both refrigerated and long-life versions, with skimmed milk and semi-skimmed milk available for both.A half-litre long-life shelf version will also come in three different formulae: one with vitamins B6 and B12, which help combat tiredness and fatigue; one with fibre, which helps normal bowel function and is a source of vitamins A and D3; and one with omega-3 EPA and DHA, which help normal heart function and provide a source of vitamins A and D3.The launch of the new Granarolo G+ range will be supported by an extensive TV and digital media cutting across social media and mobile platforms. Support activities will also be rolled out at the point of sale. What’s more, consumers can scan the QR code on pack labels to see a video that describes the production process patented by Granarolo.The group said the innovation was inspired by ‘major consumer changes’, with the sugar-free segment now only second to ‘fat free’ in terms of consumer preferences, according to data from Nielsen.“In recent years, diet [and] lifestyles have changed dramatically, and with them so too have consumer choices,” a spokesperson for Granarolo said. “Consumers are now very attentive to quantity and even more so to the nutritional value of what they are eating. The less is more trend is continuing to build, year-in and year-out, in the milk category.”Share with your network: Tags: GranaroloItalymilksugarlast_img read more

Sustainability and food security on the agenda at Anuga FoodTec

first_imgSustainability and food security on the agenda at Anuga FoodTecPosted By: News Deskon: March 27, 2018In: Beverage, Business, Food, Industries, Interesting Lists, ManufacturingPrintEmailTopics around sustainability and the future of food were cited as some of the major challenges facing the food and drink industry by delegates of Anuga FoodTec – the food industry processing and packaging show held in Cologne, Germany all last week.FoodBev Media asked exhibitors for their take on which challenges were affecting them in their part of the food industry.Reducing packaging waste and disposing of waste correctly were some of the most commonly cited themes, with one delegate explaining “our industry will have to do more”. Addressing current levels of food waste, and manufacturing food in a way that respects nature, were also mentioned several times.The industry’s plastics problem, brought into focus recently, is a question of disposal rather than material: plastic drinks bottles are recyclable, but far too often they are disposed of incorrectly by consumers and just 7% of plastic bottles produced are currently recycled and converted into new rPET bottles.Attendees were also concerned with food security, and the question of how we will continue to feed a growing population.The United Nations (UN) expects the world population to grow to 8.5 billion by 2030 and, with 90% of people projected to live in developing economies by that time, the industry must find innovative ways to continue feeding that rising population.There are still concerns about the sustainability of meat and the scarcity of water, so what did attendees at Anuga FoodTec have to say on the topic?Many mentioned subjects related to food security, including the extent of rising demand and the need to produce enough food. Topics such as sourcing high-quality ingredients, ensuring the accuracy of filling, and maintaining hygiene standards also made an appearance.Many of the attendees at Anuga FoodTec were involved in the packaging, food processing or automation industries – so they are somewhat shielded from the frontline of consumer behaviour and consumer trends. But it’s clear that many of the issues that affect their customers are also being felt here, too.Craft, naturalness, healthiness and sustainability were all top-of-mind to the companies we spoke to.Automation was a massive theme at Anuga FoodTec, and we were also told about concerns around the way the industry handles the transition. Economic uncertainty, removing the element of human error from the production environment, cybersecurity, and the issue of localisation versus globalisation.Food products are becoming more customisable and more personalised, putting pressure on those companies that supply the technology.One interesting subject that was mentioned was the fear of change itself – a possible obstacle in a fast-paced industry.FoodBev Media group editor Alex Clere said: “It was great to get out into Anuga FoodTec again this year and talk to exhibitors about the challenges they’re facing. There were so many different industries present at this year’s show that our survey really demonstrates a breadth of issues affecting the global food and beverage industry.“And this barely scratches the surface. We heard many of the same themes making repeat appearances, but it’s clear to us that the future of the industry will face an even greater number of threats and hurdles than the companies we spoke with could predict.“We’d like to thank everybody who allowed us to put them on the spot!”Share with your network: Tags: Anuga FoodTecFoodfood securitypackagingplasticsustainabilitylast_img read more

Kellogg backs MycoTechnology as part of 30m funding round

first_imgKellogg backs MycoTechnology as part of $30m funding roundPosted By: Contributoron: January 31, 2019In: Business, Food, Industries, Ingredients, Innovation, Mergers & Acquisitions, TechnologyPrintEmailMycoTechnology, a US firm which transforms agricultural material into functional ingredients, has secured the backing of Kellogg, Tyson and Bunge as part of a $30 million series C funding round.The funding was co-led by S2G Ventures Fund, Middleland MT Holdings, ADM Capital and TML-Invest, with participation from Tyson Ventures, Bunge Ventures, Continental Grain Company, Eighteen94 Capital (Kellogg’s venture capital arm), and DNS-Hiitake.Denver-based MycoTechnology said the investment will allow it to accelerate research and development and bring new and novel ingredients to market.MycoTechnology is dedicated to increasing the availability of healthy and sustainable food options through mushroom fermentation.The company’s flagship product, ClearTaste, is said to be the “world’s first” organic bitter blocker, which helps companies reduce the sugar content of their products by blocking bitterness.Its second product, PureTaste, aims to solve the issue of feeding a growing population with a sustainable, functional, and nutritional plant-based protein.Gary Pilnick, Kellogg vice chairman, said: “MycoTechnology’s innovative organic technology addresses growing consumer demand for products focused on health and sustainability, and Kellogg’s is excited to continue to partner with the company in a number of ways.” S2G Ventures’s Sanjeev Krishnan said: “We are excited about the strategic and customer validation of this round. Myco has proven itself to be a platform and a products company. Investors in this round represent over $100 billion in revenues and market caps. Myco’s platform is proven to solve many of the food industry problems as it tries to feed the changing consumer preferences.”Alastair Cooper, senior investment director at ADM Capital Cibus Fund, added: “MycoTechnology’s fungi fermentation platform solves a number of the biggest challenges in the food industry, including: producing a high-value, complete protein alternative to animal-based products, increased sustainability, and the ability to drastically reduce sugar content in foods.“MycoTechnology is driving the growth of a new and disruptive product range, and we are thrilled to co-lead this investment round and fund the next stages of development.”Share with your network: Tags: BungeKelloggMycoTechnologyUSlast_img read more

London startup Nice launches canned wines in Sainsburys

first_imgLondon start-up Nice launches canned wines in Sainsbury’sPosted By: Jules Scullyon: February 20, 2019In: Alcohol, Beverage, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailBritish start-up Nice aims to disrupt the wine industry with the launch of a pale rosé and a sauvignon blanc in cans, rolling out to 600 Sainsbury’s stores.The brand’s pale rosé is sourced from outside Montpellier and the sauvignon blanc comes from Côtes de Gascogne. Both are said to be “dry, crisp, vegan and very swiggable”.Nice is targeting the on-the-go drinking occasion with 250ml slimline cans, which are 100% recyclable.London-based Nice is led by entrepreneurs Lucy Wright (co-founder of Cuckoo Bircher Muesli) and Jeremy May (formerly of Propercorn and Vita Coco). This depth of experience gave the pair the know-how to achieve £300,000 in funding from angel investors prior to launch.Key players in this investment were Cassandra Stavrou and Ryan Kohn of Propercorn.“Cassandra and I come across a lot of exciting food and drink businesses, but it’s often the simple ideas that really grab our attention,” said Kohn.“Quality wine in a can that is accessible to all makes real sense to us, especially given Nice’s strong brand identity, convenience and environmental benefits. Jeremy was one of our early Propercorn employees, responsible for building our export business, so we have huge confidence in his tenacity and in Lucy and Jeremy’s proven track record as entrepreneurs.”Tom Elliot of Sainsbury’s added: “Nice is quality wine in a can that has mass market appeal and is 100% recyclable, which made it a no-brainer to Sainsbury’s. We have seen fantastic growth in single formats and convenience, and this category has performed phenomenally in the US. We love the brand; the cans will really pop on-shelf.“We were also impressed by the two very experienced and ambitious co-founders driving the business forward. We’re looking forward to seeing the reaction of our shoppers as we roll Nice out to 600 stores across the country. We think the convenience element will be especially promising for the picnicking and festival season.”The wines will be available with a recommended retail price of £3 per can.Share with your network: Tags: NiceUKwinelast_img read more

Friday Podcast Second Life iRobot Client Assistance Programs App for Cortical Visual

first_imgInformation from the INDATA Project is now available via podcast! Every Friday, the INDATA Project will release two podcasts featuring new assistive technology projects. The podcasts are available for viewing on the INDATA Project website and on iTunes. The “Assistive Technology Update” is a fast-paced weekly update for AT professionals and enthusiasts. The “Accessibility Minute” is designed for all listeners to provide assistive technology tips and tricks.ATU037: Second Life (Daniel McNulty), App for Children with Cortical Visual Impairment, iRobot and Health Care, AT in the Mainstream, J R MartinezAM037: Protection & Advocacy and Client Assistance ProgramsShare this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATU037 – Second Life (Daniel McNulty), App for Children with Cortical Visual Impairment, iRobot and Health Care, AT in the Mainstream, J R MartinezFebruary 10, 2012In “Assistive Technology Update”ATU037 – Second Life (Daniel McNulty), App for Children with Cortical Visual Impairment, iRobot and Health Care, AT in the Mainstream, J R MartinezFebruary 10, 2012In “Assistive Technology Update”Friday PodcastOctober 28, 2011In “Easter Seals Crossroads”last_img read more

Registration now open for FREE Web Accessibility Training for Developers

first_imgWhat: Web Accessibility Training for DevelopersWhen: December 10, 2014 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ESTWhere: OnlineRegistration: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3257300260773286914Description:Join renowned web accessibility professional Dennis Lembree in a full day of training. This webinar begins with a background on disability, guidelines and law. Many techniques for design and developing an accessible website are then explained; basic through advanced levels are covered. Topics include content structure, forms, tables, CSS “gotchas”, and ARIA. Methods for testing for web accessibility are also covered. If you are involved in web design or development, don’t miss this wealth of practical knowledge.Bio:Mr. Lembree has over 14 years experience in web development and specializes in accessibility. He’s worked for a variety of startups as well as large companies including Ford, Disney, Blackberry, and now PayPal. He’s presented at a variety of conferences including AccessU, CSUN, and AHG, and has published numerous articles including for SitePoint. Personal projects include EasyChirp.org (an award-winning web-accessible Twitter app) and WebAxe.org (a blog/podcast on web accessibility).After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedWeb Accessibility Training for Developers (2-25-14)-Registration now open!January 29, 2014In “a11y”FREE Web Accessibility Webinar!September 11, 2012With 2 commentsWeb Accessibility WebinarMarch 15, 2018In “Webinar”last_img read more

AM165 – Kroger ClickList Shopping

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download165-01-08-16 Kroger ClickListHey there!  Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!Did you know you could order your groceries online and pick them up at the store, without ever leaving your vehicle?  Now you can with a service called ClickList, available at select Krogers, a popular grocery chain found in Indiana and surrounding states.  This is a HUGE breakthrough for individuals with disabilities as it allows them to grocery shop independently!  I haven’t tried this service yet, but several of my friends have and say the service is “positively life-changing!”ClickList is simple.  To begin, visit Kroger.com/ClickList.  Create an account and sign in. Once you’ve selected the nearest Kroger, you’re ready to begin browsing for groceries and other merchandise!  After you’ve finished adding items to your cart, reserve a pick-up time, and simply pull up to a designated ClickList area and an associate will load your groceries for you!Don’t live in Indiana?  No problem.  Check out our blog on home delivery services available nationwide. To learn more, be sure to check out my blog on ClickList or go to Kroger.com/ClickList.For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com.  That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedClickList: Kroger’s online ordering, pickup serviceDecember 30, 2015In “Independent Living”Kroger ClickList appMarch 27, 2017In “Tech Tips”Tips and Tools for Tackling the Winter WeatherJanuary 24, 2018In “INDATA News”last_img read more

Hayabusa2 Probe Collects Second Sample From Asteroid Ryugu

first_img By Ryan Whitwam on July 11, 2019 at 1:04 pm Controversial TV Twists We Still Can’t Wrap Our Head Around Tagged In sciencespaceasteroidsjaxaHayabusa 2Hayabusa2 Post a Comment 2 Comments Why Billy Hargrove from ‘Stranger Things’ Looks So Familiar You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe has just made history — again. The spacecraft gathered samples from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu earlier this year, and it bombed the asteroid a few months later. Now, the probe has taken another trip to the surface to scoop up pristine material that used to be buried below the surface. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched Hayabusa2 in 2014, taking four years just to meet up with Ryugu in its orbit some 185 million miles (300 million kilometers) from Earth. It started by dropping off some barrel-shaped robots to get the lay of the land, and then it descended to pick up its first sample in February 2019. Hayabusa2 carried several tantalum slugs, which it fired at the surface after each landing. The impact launched particles upward and into the probe’s collection compartment — that first landing collected material from the top layer of the asteroid. The most recent collection is crucial because it may have included material from deeper inside Ryugu. In April, Hayabusa2 launched the 5.5-pound (2.5kilogramsm) Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI). The SCI used a shaped HMX explosive charge to launch the impactor at Ryugu at more than 2 kilometers per second. The result was a small, artificial crater. Regolith on the surface of Ryugu has been bombarded by solar radiation for eons, but just below the surface is pristine material that is virtually unchanged since the birth of the solar system. That’s what Hayabusa2 was after this time. [PPTD] These images were taken before and after touchdown by the small monitor camera (CAM-H). The first is 4 seconds before touchdown, the second is at touchdown itself and the third is 4 seconds after touchdown. In the third image, you can see the amount of rocks that rise. pic.twitter.com/ssZU5TV3x9— HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) July 11, 2019This landing required careful preparations — any problems could risk the loss of the first sample which is still inside Hayabusa2. The probe landed about 20 meters from the center of the crater, using its second tantalum slug to scoop up ejecta. Visual examination of the area showed varying color compared with other parts of the asteroid, so the team believes it does indeed have material from inside Ryugu. Hayabusa2 will remain in orbit of Ryugu for several more months, departing in November or December. The spacecraft will arrive back at Earth in late 2020, at which point scientists will be able to examine the Ryugu samples up close. JAXA doesn’t know exactly how much of Ryugu is coming back to Earth, but it hopes to get up to 100mg of material from the asteroid. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but it will be the only perfectly preserved sample of the solar system from an object more distant than the moon.Now read:Hayabusa2 Probe Deploys Third Robot on Asteroid RyuguHayabusa Sends Back Photos and Video From Surface of Asteroid RyuguJapan’s Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft Reaches Asteroid, Prepares to Collect Sample This Is Where ‘The Man With the Golden Voice’ Ended Up 2 Comments Hayabusa2 Probe Collects Second Sample From Asteroid Ryugu Winnie From ‘Wonder Years’ Is 44 Now and Unrecognizably Gorgeous Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. This Happens in Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie and You Never Noticed The Real Reason Marvel Didn’t Bring Back Snipes For ‘Blade’ The Transformation of Daisy Ridley Is Turning Heads ‘Abominable’ Is Going To Be A Beautiful Tear-Jerkerlast_img read more

Hubble Spots a Black Hole That Shouldnt Exist

first_img 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet The Untold Truth of Brandon Lee Winona Ryder Is Not Letting Anyone Forget She’s Married to Keanu Hubble Spots a Black Hole That Shouldn’t Exist Tagged In sciencespaceastronomyphysicsblack holeshubblegalaxiessupermassive black holes Post a Comment 13 Comments 13 Comments The Transformation of Daisy Ridley Is Turning Heads Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. New TV Shows That Will Absolutely Get Canceled in 2019 Don’t Watch These Movies With Your Parents Joaquin Phoenix Goes Bonkers In Three New ‘Joker’ Photos Conventional wisdom holds that most large galaxies harbor supermassive black holes at their centers. Scientists also believe that only so-called “active” galaxies should have visible accretion disc of matter, but the Hubble Space Telescope has found one around a black hole with unusually low luminosity. This galaxy might bend the rules a bit, but it offers an opportunity to study how the theory of relativity applies in the real world. NGC 3147 is a large spiral galaxy just a bit smaller than our own Milky Way. It sits about 120 million light-years away — you’ve probably seen pictures of it because it’s quite stunning. Active galaxies like quasars are easy to spot. The matter falling into them produces emissions across the electromagnetic spectrum, and the accretion discs are quite visible. Everyone thought NGC 3147 was far too dim to have a disc of its own, but a new analysis from an international team suggests otherwise. Hubble collected data from the central black hole in NGC 3147, which has a mass about 250 million times greater than our sun. The object turns out to have a thin disc of material similar to what you’d find around an active galactic nucleus. Observations from Hubble show the disc spins at about 10 percent the speed of light. Researcher Stefano Bianchi from the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Italy says this discovery indicates the current models for low luminosity galaxies have “clearly failed.”This discovery could have far-reaching effects on the way we model galaxies and black holes, but it also could lead to a better understanding of the physics underlying supermassive objects. The fast-moving disc combined with the low apparent brightness of NGC 3147 could make it possible to test both general and special relativity. General relativity deals with the mechanisms of gravity in the universe, and special relativity describes the relationship between space and time. Since NGC 3147 is dimmer than a typical active galaxy, we can make out the accretion disc around it much better. The disc is inside the black hole’s powerful gravity field where scientists can study the way it affects light. Based on findings in NGC 3147, astronomers may now go on the hunt for other weakly active galaxies. Some may even be closer to Earth where we can make even more precise measurements to test Einstein’s theories.Now read:Cold Quasars Could Change Our Understandings of Galactic DeathAstronomers Capture Historic First Photo of Black HoleResearchers Use Supersonic Fluid to Test Hawking’s Black Hole Theories By Ryan Whitwam on July 13, 2019 at 8:20 amlast_img read more

Mono Solutions Joins Bauer Media Group to Strengthen SME Marketing Services Across

first_img Bauer Media GroupLouise LachmannMono SolutionsNewsSaasSME MarketingVeit Dengler Previous ArticlePaysafe Announces YouTube PartnershipNext ArticleWhy Quizzes Reign Supreme in E-Commerce’s Battle for Eyeballs Mono Solutions Joins Bauer Media Group to Strengthen SME Marketing Services Across the Globe PRNewswire1 day agoJuly 22, 2019 Leading white label small business Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform provider Mono Solutions joins Bauer Media Group. Bauer Media Group is a leading multi-business portfolio company with a strong focus on media and online services. The deal closed on Thursday, 18 July 2019.Together, Mono and Bauer will put more muscle and acceleration behind a shared product vision of data-driven and intelligent marketing solutions to drive SME success. Mono Solutions Mono has been looking for a way to accelerate product delivery and overall growth based on a strong conviction of the potential of the Mono platform to significantly help SMEs succeed online. SME marketing and sales services are an essential part of Bauer Media Group’s new business growth strategy. Bauer’s specific interest and belief in Mono’s current channel partner strategy is seen as an ideal head start.Marketing Technology News: WebCEO, the Agency Oriented Marketing Platform, Launches a New Local SEO ModuleBauer Media’s COO Veit Dengler comments, “Mono’s strength in the market is driven by the perfect combination of leading technology with excellent service expertise to deliver best-in-class marketing solutions for SMEs at scale. Our newly established business area in SME marketing and sales services will strongly benefit from Mono’s expertise and position in the market. We are looking forward to working together and learning from each other.”Marketing Technology News: Progress Named a Leader in the New 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development PlatformsBoth companies are clearly aligned on the vision, allowing Mono to continue to innovate together with Bauer’s ability to enable growth and provide a strong network. Louise Lachmann, co-founder and CEO of Mono Solutions, underlines, “We found the perfect match with Bauer. Our visions are completely aligned and this transaction will significantly benefit our partners and the SMEs they serve by driving innovation to the market faster than ever before.”Mono’s company name, branding, management and entire team structure remain as they were pre-acquisition, keeping the momentum and agility to support Mono’s and Bauer’s shared dedication to product innovation.Marketing Technology News: Introducing Shutterstock Elements, Thousands of Cinema-Grade Video Effects for Filmmakerslast_img read more