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News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: phys.org

Treatment methods can now be adapted better to the individual needs of patients. Scientists at KIT have found a way to execute so-called high-throughput screenings with thousands of samples tested in parallel without any expensive, complex robotic systems that have been necessary so far. Chemist Pavel Levkin of KIT's Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG) and his multidisciplinary team have developed a surface on which aqueous solutions self-arrange in thousands of separate droplets. "On a droplet microarray (DMA), biological samples such as tissue from a biopsy can be subjected to substance screening," says team member Simon Widmaier. Every individual droplet is used as a test tube for biological experiments. Pipetting robots and pipette tips used today are no longer required. "An individual laboratory employee can execute thousands of substance screening experiments within a few seconds." The cost reduction potential of this new technology is enormous, according to Widmaier. "A pipetting robot costs several 10,000 euros and has to be operated by an expert." Each pipetting step alone costs five to seven cents for a pipette tip. By means of a highly precise UV exposure method, highly hydrophilic and highly water-repellent areas are produced on the array surface. As a result, the size of the droplets to be investigated can vary between three and 250 nanoliters (one nanoliter corresponds to one billionth of a liter). When using conventional microtiter plates with lines and rows of depressions, at least 40 microliters (one millionth of a liter) of reactants are required. "Estimated roughly, a DMA consumes a thousand times less reactant. As these substances often are very expensive—some are more expensive than gold—this is a big advantage for users," Widmaier says. Moreover, classical pipetting technology does not allow for portioning fluids with finely dispersed solids, e.g. cells, in nanoliter amounts. On the novel biologically compatible polymer, by contrast, experiments are possible using a few living cells. The technology has big advantages when screening stem and primary cells for the effect of substances on human organs. Widmaier expects that screening results will be more reliable and development of medicine will be much cheaper in the future. The researchers also want to make it easier for diagnostic laboratories to perform personalized substance screenings for e.g. cancer treatment. Last, but not least, costs of large pharmaceutical companies will be reduced. "The DMA technology solves the central problem of miniaturization of cell experiments and allows for screenings of medical substances and smallest cell volumes, an example being biopsy tissues of patients. We want to develop, produce, and commercialize droplet microarrays, product platforms, and screening kits, and offer them to research institutes, screening centers, and pharmaceutical companies for cell-based substance screening in the context of personalized medicine," Widmayer says. First prototypes are being tested on the market. Explore further: CRISPR meets single-cell sequencing in new screening method


News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Many people do not understand the specialization that the legal industry has undergone in the past several decades. Just as one would not go to a dermatologist for lung cancer, one would not ask a tax attorney to defend a DUI. But the specialization goes even deeper: litigation over commercial disputes should be handled by someone with deep experience with such disputes; the best criminal defense attorney or divorce litigator is simply not the likely best choice because, among other reasons, issues tend to repeat themselves. This is not to say that once an attorney has done one “xyz case” she is an expert at all “xyz cases,” but the truth is that the expression “the practice of law” exists for good reason. This Financial Poise webinar series explores four common litigation scenarios involving complex financial issues. The second episode of the series, Nuts & Bolts of Lost Profit Cases, is now available on-demand and features Moderator Erin Hollis of Marshall & Stevens (Register Here). She is joined by Don May of DMA Economics, Leland Chait of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer and John Levitske of Huron Consulting Group. Episode #1 discussed common issues and strategies in business breakups, and is available on-demand through Financial Poise Webinars. Expectations, we all have them. Maybe a business partner, supplier or vendor didn’t live up to their end of the bargain and the business suffers. What is the remedy? What are the damages and how do you seek repayment of the loss profits? Lost profits are an economic measure of damages a business suffers as a result of a wrongful act, and can only be claimed over the loss period. In this webinar we discuss types of wrongful acts that can lead to such damages, what makes an effective claim to recover lost profits, proactive solutions to prevent or reduce claims, and what the difference is between a reduction in business value and lost profits. Further complicating the understanding of damages are other remedies that are often confused with lost profits, which are also covered. Each Financial Poise episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to business owners and executives without much background in these areas. Yet, each episode is proven to be valuable to seasoned professionals. As with all Financial Poise Webinars, each episode in the series brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. And, each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all of the episodes. ABOUT FINANCIAL POISE™: Financial Poise™ (http://www.financialpoise.com ) provides unbiased news, continuing education, and intelligence to private business owners, executives, investors, and their trusted advisors. For more information, contact Emily Goldin at egoldin(at)financialpoise(dot)com or 312-469-0135.


News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: www.theguardian.com

Building on the cult success of DMA Design’s first two gangster adventures, GTA III takes the series into 3D, filling the Liberty City streets with drug smugglers, thieves and corrupt cops and letting the player find their own way through the chaos. The structure and style of the game inspired countless imitators, with its division between main story missions and optional side-quests. The collision between action adventure, shooter and RPG conventions would later be refined by Ubisoft with its fast travel and “tower unlock” mechanics, but GTA III is the godfather.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: www.realwire.com

GLOBAL Technologies selects Newtec technology to provide cellular backhaul to Mattel, leading Mauritanian operator NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 22 May 2017. Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced the successful commercial deployment of a Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform to provide cellular backhaul for Mattel, Mauritania’s leading mobile operator. Working with its certified business partner GLOBAL Technologies, Newtec has installed a Newtec Dialog Hub and has deployed several remote sites across the Mauritanian nation in record time. This network will initially deliver 2G mobile connectivity, but will soon provide 3G/4G services to areas underserved by terrestrial networks. Mattel is also leveraging Newtec’s unique Mx-DMA® bandwidth allocation technology on board the Newtec Dialog platform, enabling services to be delivered with the efficiency of SCPC and the flexibility of MF-TDMA, reducing operational costs while increasing reliability. Satellite capacity for the project is being provided by the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite which was launched in 2015. “Due to the widely-dispersed population, delivering mobile connectivity to rural Mauritania posed a complex challenge. It required a scalable, efficient cellular backhaul solution using existing satellite coverage,” said Dominique Saint-Jean, CEO of Mattel. “The combination of GLOBAL Technologies’ expertise and the Newtec Dialog platform provided exactly that, allowing us to offer high-quality 2G connectivity for our customers today, with the ability to meet our future needs. In particular, Newtec’s Mx-DMA technology has paid dividends when it comes to service reliability and subscriber satisfaction, as well as effective use of the capacity available.” In an increasingly competitive mobile market, satellite backhaul applications need to remain efficient to save bandwidth, while still delivering the availability and Quality of Service (QoS) required by customers. At the same time, end-users’ diverse and evolving usage habits require solutions which provide statistical multiplexing and dynamic bandwidth allocation. “One of the key requirements for this deployment was a future-proof solution which could adapt to the developing needs of Mattel’s customers,” said Jean-Paul Steinitz, CEO of GLOBAL Technologies. “The Newtec Dialog platform provides the 2G service Mattel needs now and the flexibility to offer 3G and 4G services in the future as customers’ needs develop towards more data-driven services.” As a multiservice platform, Newtec Dialog enables tailored services and guarantees optimal modulation and bandwidth allocation, whether it is being used to provide cellular backhaul, enterprise, consumer broadband or mobility services. “In remote rural locations, satellite backhaul is often the only mobile transport available that can provide the reliability and quick service rollout that is required. On the other hand, operational costs must be minimized to remain competitive,” said Semir Hassanaly, Newtec’s Market Director for Cellular Backhaul and Trunking. “The solution provided for GLOBAL Technologies and Mattel delivers not only unrivaled service availability and flexibility to deal with the changing landscape of customers’ demands, but also low cost of operation thanks to Newtec’s award-winning Mx-DMA return technology.” About Newtec Newtec, www.newtec.eu, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government and defense, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA and oil and gas networks, aircrafts and vessels. Since 1985, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology. Newtec is a European company headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Through additional commercial offices in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), São Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide. About GLOBAL Technologies GLOBAL Technologies, www.global.fr, is an acknowledged player on the high-technology market, specialized in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of critical technical infrastructure and systems. Leveraging its expertise and specific competence, GLOBAL Technologies deploys sophisticated equipment in inhospitable areas around the world. The Group works for companies and organizations in environments in which service continuity is key to the success of defense and telecommunications operations and of government and international bodies. GLOBAL Technologies constantly reinforces its positions on the international markets, thus proving its ability to provide continuity and service quality regardless of the conditions. The Group currently operates in 30 countries through more than 200 projects. GLOBAL Technologies’ international teams include around 250 top-level specialists, so the Group can provide a genuine local service to all its clients through a wide network of partners. About Mattel Mauritano-Tunisienne des Télécommunications, Mattel, www.mattel.mr, is the leading mobile phone operator in Mauritania. Since its creation on May 11, 2000, the result of a cooperation between Mauritanian and Tunisian economic operators, Mattel has always been focused on the quality of its network, the professionalism of its staff and its proximity to its customers. In its 17 year history, Mattel has continuously modernized its network thanks to state-of-the-art technical equipment and the know-how of its engineers and technicians trained in the management and manipulation of advanced technologies. With customer service at its core, Mattel continues to enrich its catalog of mobile and Internet product and service offerings to ensure it always satisfies the needs and expectations of its clients in a wide range of sectors.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: worldmaritimenews.com

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) revealed it has launched a pilot project to shed light on the long-term possibilities of digitizing the entire ship registration process. As disclosed, the project has been created in order to promote digitalization in Denmark as shipowners are still required nowadays to fill in and handle documents manually. ”The Maritime Strategy Team has recommended full digitalisation of, inter alia, the register of shipping. By means of an entirely new technology such as blockchain, this pilot project may pave the way for a more open, secure and efficient registration of ships on the Danish registers. This is important in an industry with a distinct focus on keeping costs low and where trust in all the parties involved is a necessity,” Brian Mikkelsen, Denmark’s Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, commented. “In order for us to retain our maritime position of strength, Blue Denmark must seize and develop the potentials of digitalisation. Therefore, we must be frontrunners when it comes to using new technological solutions,” Mikkelsen added. Users will be involved in the pilot project aimed at clarifying “whether blockchain technology could support the DMA’s digitalisation efforts positively and help bring about an open, secure and more efficient approach to the date recorded in the registers of shipping.” The new technology would mean that everyone who is part of the “chain” has a full overview of the processes at any time and nobody can amend or forge documents without others being made aware of it. Therefore, documents such as mortgage deeds can be handled in a safe manner, according to the DMA.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Christo (Chris) Byron Pappas was CEO and founder of Byron Chemical Company, Inc. when he suddenly died in 2003 at age 79. An evening candlelight vigil will take place on Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. on the Eastside in the park across from 60 Sutton Place South corner of 55th Street. Pappas’s penthouse overlooked this park in which he frequently visited with friends. Nektarios S. Antoniou, DMA, of the Greek Orthodox Archdioceses National Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York will be presiding with an acknowledgement of Chris’ life. “It is important to me that Chris’ legacy is not forgotten because he was so kind to so many people,” shares Stephanie Parker, friend and one of 39 listed beneficiaries named in Pappas’ will. “We both shared an interest in celebrity photography and he loved the fact that I would invite him to high profile events, charities balls and galas, sharing the room with entertainers and royalty. He would watch me work as a celebrity and society paparazzi and enjoyed seeing my results published in the magazines I contributed to during the 90’s. Being that I was a ‘model and muse’, he collected photographs taken of me by two late iconic photographers, Helmut Newton and Gordon Parks. Chris especially relished images taken of me by Helmut Newton which can be found on Socialite Life. Chris adored two images of me included in Gordon Parks’ book, A Star for Noon : An Homage to Women in Images, Poetry and Music.” Carol Cinnamond, Chris’ friend of 40 years, doted on the times they frequented El Morocco Club back in its heydays. This legendary night club was popular with stars and high society. Cinnamond recalls, “King Chris would enjoy holding court in the VIP section of the ritzy club. Chris, a confirmed bachelor, was a real swinger who loved life to the fullest. He enjoyed the company of friends, fashion models and many high-profile celebrities.” Susan Iatropoulos Petty, former Palm Beach boutique owner shares, “Chris would drive up in a stretch limousine in Palm Beach to visit my shop. He would rush in with amusement as people would always mistake him for Liberace.” She adds, “He had a memorable eccentric style and always had a mischievous twinkle in his eye knowing he was the center of attention. He would apply his love of science by creating a concoction of Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Diet Coke!” Nicholas C. Cola, former realtor and first cousin to Pappas, recalls, “Chris and I were close growing up together and he stayed with my family after he got out of the service. I remember I loaned him a dollar to go to the city to look for work. He was smart, generous and fun. Talk about ‘rags to riches!’” In closing, Stephanie Parker continues, “Chris was a dear friend with a generous heart and a strong love of life. He left wonderful memories and always gave unselfishly to others. It is with respect that I travel from Texas to Manhattan to visit and reconnect with old friends to honor Chris.” Friends of Pappas encourage everyone to join them in celebrating his life as they give tribute to the memories of a New York business-man with a charitable kindness. Visit Facebook/RememberChris2003. Additional Resources: Interview available with close friends and beneficiaries of Christo Pappas Facebook: RememberChris2003 https://www.facebook.com/RememberChris2003 Helmut Newton Images in Socialite Life Online (extracted from article by Anthony Haden-Guest for Radar Online) http://www.socialitelife.com/naughty_helmut-06-2005 Gordon Park’s book, A Star for Noon : An Homage to Women in Images, Poetry and Music. ” https://abebooks.com/Star-Noon-Homage-Women-Images-Poetry/12822791934/bd Talent in Motion Magazine: http://www.prweb.com/release/2007/10/prweb556913.htm


News Article | May 25, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

White Box Social Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, has launched the “Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot,” revealing insights on consumer feedback and guest satisfaction on over 193,000 units and 620 brands in the restaurant industry. View the latest edition: Value Reigns in the Eyes of Restaurant Consumers here. “We are excited to bring a new perspective on consumer feedback, 100 percent fueled by online, unsolicited guest comments and sentiment,” said Wally Doolin, Chairman and Co-Founder of TDn2K. “In addition, the ability to highlight the correlations between online reputation and workforce and financial performance is incredibly exciting,” Doolin continued. This monthly Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot highlights top performing brands based on sentiment for: “food,” “service” and “intent to return;” top and bottom performing designated market areas (DMAs) are also identified for those attributes as well as for “value,” “beverages” and “ambiance.” In addition, positive sentiment year-over-year trends are identified as well as best and worst performing U.S. regions. Finally, the snapshot connects the dots on performance by unveiling correlations between online guest satisfaction and workforce and operational performance. "The combination of White Box Social Intelligence benchmarks with Black Box Intelligence sales outcomes is a game-changer for restaurants, and we are so excited to share this snapshot of performance with the industry," said Kathleen Buehler, Executive Director for White Box Social Intelligence. Brands of note in the April edition of the Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot include: Carvel, Fleming’s, Freebirds World Burrito, Legal Sea Foods, Papa Murphy’s, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Raising Cane’s, Seasons 52, SweetFrog, Wawa and Wienerschnitzel. Click here to view the most recent Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot: Value Reigns in the Eyes of Restaurant Consumers. Methodology Used for the Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot The algorithm determining ranking brands is based on sentiment determined by White Box Social Intelligence. To be included in this monthly snapshot ranking, brands must have a total of at least 250 mentions for the month. Restaurant brands must have a minimum number of units to be eligible as well (quick service: 150, fast casual: 20, family dining: 45, casual dining: 20, upscale casual: 10, fine dining: 10). For DMA rankings, only the largest 25 are considered. About White Box Social Intelligence White Box Social Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, is the first online customer feedback tool made exclusively for restaurants. Track your brand’s online sentiment utilizing key attributes such as food, service, value, intent to return etc. White Box Social Intelligence is tracking over 620 brands to benchmark customer satisfaction and is the only online tool that integrates with operational performance data to validate the impact on financial performance. About TDn2K TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. People Report provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members on a monthly basis. Black Box Intelligence provides weekly financial and market level data for the restaurant industry. White Box Social Intelligence delivers consumer insights and reveals online brand health. TDn2K membership represents 38,000 restaurant units, 2.3 million employees, and $67 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry events including the Global Best Practices Conference held annually each January in Dallas, Texas.


Washington Impacts Investing When asked to select the top three trends that will impact their approach to investing in 2017, RIAs and fee-based advisors are squarely focused on D.C., rating US Fed Policy first (32%) and regulatory changes second (29%), while Washington politics came in at a close third (28%). In last year's study, RIAs and fee-based advisors cited ongoing volatility first at 34%, while this year volatility declined significantly to just 23%. Meanwhile, individual investors also shared many of the same concerns about lawmakers' impact on their approach to investing, rating Washington politics first (33%), US Fed Policy second (29%), while changes to tax code and domestic economic performance tied for third (24%). Rising Concerns about Gridlock When asked to select the top macro issue that will adversely impact their clients' portfolio, RIAs and fee-based advisors rated global instability first (20%) and rising interest rates second (19%). Ongoing volatility declined significantly from the number one spot at 22% in 2016, to the number three spot at 16% in 2017. Gridlock in Washington spiked to the number four spot at 14% in 2017, from just 6% in 2016. Meanwhile, when asked to select the top macro issue that will adversely impact their portfolio, individual investors said gridlock in Washington was first at 21%, a significant spike from just 9% in 2016. Global instability (21%) tied with gridlock for the number one issue, while taxes held steady year over year as the number two issue (17% in 2017 vs. 16% in 2016). Tax reform is also top of mind for both advisors and investors, with advisors particularly optimistic about the impact on their clients. The vast majority of RIAs and fee-based advisors (85%) indicated that they believe the majority of their clients will benefit from the new administration's proposed tax reform, while two thirds of individual investors (66%) believe that they will benefit. The third annual Advisor Authority study explores the investing and advising issues confronting RIAs, fee-based advisors and investors—and the innovative techniques that they need to succeed in today's volatile market. It features a special focus on the most successful advisors and the most affluent investors. These initial findings are to be followed by a series of reports that will be released from June through year-end. About Advisor Authority: Methodology The third annual Advisory Authority Survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Jefferson National, now operating as Nationwide's advisory solutions business, from March 13 – April 7, 2017 among 779 employed financial advisors, ages 18+ and 817 investors, ages 18+ who are primary or shared financial decision makers with investable assets greater than $100K. Among the 779 financial advisors, there were 521 Registered Investment Advisors and 258 Broker/Dealers. Among the 817 investors, there were 208 Mass Affluent, 204 Emerging High Net Worth, 204 High Net Worth and 201 Ultra High Net Worth. Investors are weighted where necessary by age by gender, race/ethnicity, region, education, income, marital status, household size, investable assets and propensity to be online to bring them in line with their actual proportions in the population. Results of this new research are compared to results from a similar March 2016 study conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Jefferson National among 683 employed Financial Advisors, including 440 Independent Registered Investment Advisors and 243 Broker/Dealers and among 733 Investors. Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Poll surveys. Because the sample is based on those who were invited to participate in the Harris Poll online research panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. A complete survey method is available upon request. About Harris Poll Over the last 5 decades, Harris Polls have become media staples. With comprehensive experience and precise technique in public opinion polling, along with a proven track record of uncovering consumers' motivations and behaviors, Harris Poll has gained strong brand recognition around the world. Contact us for more information. About Jefferson National Jefferson National, now Nationwide's advisory solutions business is a recognized innovator of a leading tax-advantaged investing platform for RIAs, fee-based advisors and the clients they serve. Trusted partner to a network of over 4,000 advisors, Jefferson National provides greater efficiency, transparency and choice through an adaptable technology platform, award-winning distribution strategy and cost-effective servicing capabilities. Named the industry "Gold Standard" as of 2012 and winner of more than 50 industry awards, including the DMA 2010 Financial Services Company of the Year. The company serves advisors and clients nationwide, through its subsidiaries Jefferson National Life Insurance Company and Jefferson National Life Insurance Company of New York. To reach our advisor support desk, please call 1-866-WHY-FLAT (1-866-949-3528). To learn more, please visit www.jeffnat.com. About Nationwide Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Nationwide, Nationwide is on your side, the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. © 2017 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/washington-politics-rated-one-of-top-three-trends-that-will-impact-advisors-and-investors-approach-to-investing-in-2017-300462183.html


News Article | June 12, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Today MetaX and DMA (Data & Marketing Association) announced their collaboration to introduce adChain, the first blockchain-based solution for the digital advertising industry. Built by MetaX, adChain is an open protocol on the public Ethereum blockchain that enhances digital advertising's disjointed supply chain. This solution instills transparency, efficiency and trust to an industry in need of a fresh approach. adChain creates a secure environment for digital advertising to occur, ensuring ad spend reaches quality inventory on qualified publisher sites. Contrasted with the current opaque supply chain in which ad spend can be wasted on fake views, and publishers can lose revenue to spoofed domains, adChain clears the fog for all members throughout the supply chain. adChain improves digital advertising by providing an open and transparent, secure and auditable, and efficient and balanced ecosystem. Additionally, adChain uniquely leverages the Ethereum blockchain to tap the developer community with market-driven, economic incentives to identify and drive out ad fraud. The value of adChain transcends the supply chain, benefitting all entities from advertiser to publisher: While the Data & Marketing Association is the first industry organization to deliver adChain to its members, DMA’s intention is to engage with other industry organizations on this initiative. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, DMA is comprised of leading innovators across the data and marketing ecosystem, including brand marketers, agencies, service providers and media companies. “As a leading advocate for the digital advertising community, DMA is uniquely positioned as the only marketing trade association that represents the entire ecosystem – from demand side to supply side,” said Ken Brook, co-founder and CEO of MetaX. He continued, “this aligns with the utility value that adChain brings, thus we can all work together with the adChain solution.” “DMA leads initiatives that positively impact the data and marketing industry,” said Tom Benton, DMA’s CEO. “Given the current state of digital advertising, we have a responsibility to deliver to our members the tools and knowledge to succeed. We are excited to work with DMA member MetaX to introduce adChain to the market and provide the digital advertising industry with a brighter future.” Beyond digital advertising companies, developers are encouraged to learn more about MetaX and the adChain protocol. For developers interested in working with MetaX building decentralized applications (DApps) for adChain, contact: build(at)metax(dot)io. A white paper on adChain is available at https://adtoken.com/white-paper/. About MetaX MetaX is unlocking the power of blockchain for digital advertising. The company is based in Los Angeles and allows the digital advertising supply chain to coordinate in a scalable, trustworthy and secure way. To sign up for company updates, please visit: https://www.metax.io/. About DMA Founded in 1917 and driving the data and marketing agenda for a full century, the Data & Marketing Association (“DMA”) champions deeper consumer engagement and business value through the innovative and responsible use of data-driven marketing. DMA’s brand-leading membership is made up of over 1,400 organizations that are today’s innovative tech and data firms, marketers, agencies, service providers and media companies. By representing the entire marketing ecosystem—demand side and supply side—and engaging more than 100,000 industry professionals annually, DMA is uniquely positioned to convene and guide the industry to bring win/win solutions to the market, and ensure that innovative and disruptive marketing technology and techniques can be quickly applied for ROI. DMA advances the data-driven marketing industry and serves its members through four principal pillars of leadership: advocating for marketers’ ability to responsibly gather and refine detailed data to identify and fulfill customer needs and interests; innovating to bring solutions forward to the data & marketing ecosystem’s most vexing challenges; educating today’s members of the data & marketing ecosystem to grow and lead marketing organizations in the ever-increasing omnichannel world; and connecting industry participants to stay current, learn best practices and gain access to emerging solutions through &THEN – the largest global event for data-driven marketing – and DMA’s portfolio of other live events. To learn more about DMA, please visit: http://www.thedma.org.


Patent
DMA Inc | Date: 2014-07-14

Information for a project, including financials and scheduling is stored as the single dataset, with budgeting information automatically integrated to the cash flow information, and with scheduling information automatically integrated to the cash flow information, and vice versa, through the single dataset from a single database to associate scheduled project phases. The single database, allows users to view the cash flow via multiple user interfaces extracted from the same core data, and therefore updates in one user interface can reflect across all user interfaces comprising budget, schedule and cash flow.

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