News Article | May 10, 2017
Former Maker Studios Vice President of Programming Drew Walkup leads the startup already making moves with social influencers WINTER PARK, FL--(Marketwired - May 10, 2017) - Today, the digital entertainment studio REBL HQ has announced its formal relaunch transitioning from its background in producing successful branded series to developing and financing its own original programming. REBL HQ has confirmed an undisclosed amount for its own projects from private investment. The startup is re-engaging the community as it has been strategically building an incredible content lineup to go toe-to-toe with digital heavyweights and has deals already underway. Social influencer Thomas Sanders is working with REBL HQ to support his digital content, as well as co-develop original projects (Youtube.com/ThomasSanders). Production is also slated to begin this summer on an original series with YouTube geek-culture star Benny Potter (Youtube.com/Comicstorian). The studio will announce a series of additions to its lineup of projects and affiliated talent over the coming months. Leading the studio is General Manager and chief executive Drew Walkup, former Vice President of Programming at Disney's Maker Studios. Walkup expressed his enthusiasm for the relaunch of the REBL HQ brand as an original content hub citing his experience at Maker as a catalyst for jumping back in. "Working with the world-class teams at Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Disney Studios on Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens exposed me to the focused attention given to fantastic content," Walkup said. "The scaled model in digital is out. Consumers are demanding great programming, not scaled programming. Content companies that are shepherding passion projects from start to finish will be the ones to cut through the noise." Originally launched in 2015 as a collaboration between Disney's Maker Studios and Full Sail University, REBL HQ created content across various genres and provided students with real-world opportunities to participate on professional productions, as well as study development, production and distribution for online short-form video. Since the conclusion of the collaboration, REBL HQ continues to serve as an innovation hub for the evolving world of online video delivery systems, production techniques, and storytelling. Over the last two years, REBL HQ has engaged with clients such as Disney and Universal managing successful content for the brands featuring both traditional talent and social influencers. One of the series, WDW Best Day Ever, has garnered over 15 million views across REBL HQ-produced episodes. The company is not looking to be a distribution platform, "we'd rather focus on working with amazing talent than building technology or competing with companies like Verizon's Go90 or YouTube," Walkup said. REBL HQ will focus their investment on working with influencers, both traditional and social, to build a strong library of original content. REBL HQ will soon announce additions to the executive team including a Head of Content and Head of Sales in the ramp up to their soon-to-open office in Los Angeles. ABOUT REBL HQ REBL HQ is redefining the art of storytelling for digital entertainment. The studio serves as an innovation hub for the evolving world of online video delivery systems, production techniques, and storytelling. Since launching in March 2015, the studio has worked across genres creating original content and branded series for clients such as Disney and Universal. REBL HQ is headquartered in Winter Park, FL in a 10,000-sq.ft. facility on the campus of Full Sail University that houses state-of-the-art sound stages and production resources.
News Article | May 16, 2017
— Rifles HQ has today launched a new blog designed to offer individuals the best and most actionable advice and guidance available online, helping hunters at all skill levels get the best possible experience from their hunting excursions. The new blog includes several new sections and has been launched with a full suite of content ready to read. Rifles HQ has created articles on specific animals, analyzing their physiology to suggest ideal targets, giving insights into their behavior and cognitive functioning in order to make it easier for hunters to be successful in tracking, trapping and targeting. The hunting tips given are designed to help hunters give themselves the best chance of success, employing diverse and effective strategies that exploit animals’ natural weaknesses. The hunting blog also has a comprehensive practical guide to gear and equipment, including information on the ideal hiking boots to wear that will offer the support and durability necessary while keeping noise to a minimum. The blog even demonstrates how to best waterproof boots for testing conditions. The suite of content already created is designed to introduce individuals to the kind of useful, practical advice that the blog will cover in the future while giving people a clear indication of the quality of content, which is bound to make the blog a clear favorite for many in the hunting community. A spokesperson for Rifles HQ explained, “Whether we are recommending the best hunting hides or the best deer stalking techniques, we are confident our information will prove to be invaluable to hunters. What’s more, every blog has a comments section where we hope to build a thriving community of enthusiasts sharing ideas and techniques. The blog has helped us expand our mission exponentially, and we recommend readers bookmark the site to be the first to see the latest of our regularly updated, high-quality articles.” About Rifles HQ: Rifles HQ is an online resource center that aims to provide actionable advice to the hunting community on a broad range of relevant topics. The website is frequently updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who enact all their best practices personally during their own hunting pursuits in order to share the best advice with readers. For more information, please visit http://rifleshq.com/
News Article | May 15, 2017
LookBookHQ Inc. today announced ground-breaking enhancements to its Intelligent Content Platform at SiriusDecisions Summit 2017. New functionality makes it easier for marketers to always deliver the next best content asset, objectively evaluate the quality of every click they generate, and tie everything back to revenue. Building on the success and momentum of LookBookHQ’s flagship product, the Intelligent Content Platform allows marketers to keep buyers engaged longer and educate them faster through self-nurturing. LookBookHQ fills a significant gap in the marketing technology landscape and is becoming the standard for content delivery for hundreds of enterprise B2B marketers. “The metrics that marketers depend on today for evaluating success and understanding buyer qualification are enormously limited,” explains Nick Edouard, President and Chief Product Officer at LookBookHQ. “Clicks and form fills only tell part of the story. What marketers need to understand is, ‘Was your marketing actually consumed and are your prospects truly qualified?’ The LookBookHQ Intelligent Content Platform accommodates real buying behavior and provides the engagement data that’s essential for marketing success.” Available now, updates to LookBookHQ’s Intelligent Content Platform include: “B2B buyers are behaving a lot more like consumers. They don’t want to wait for your next email,” says Mervyn Alamgir, Senior Director of Marketing at TIBCO Software, a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics. “Using LookBookHQ, we adopted a self-nurture model and put the control back in the hands of our customers.” As a result, TIBCO saw a 92% increase in sales qualified leads and improved lead velocity by 40%. Mervyn will share TIBCO’s success story at SiriusDecisions Summit 2017 on Tuesday, May 16th at 3:45 and 4:45 p.m. Summit attendees can get a demonstration of LookBookHQ’s new functionality at booth #331 in the Sponsor Marketplace. LookBookHQ will also host customers in Las Vegas for the company’s first ever user summit, the Intelligent Content Customer Spectacular! About LookBookHQ LookBookHQ builds software that accelerates B2B purchase decisions. By delivering more of the content people need about you and your products or services whenever and wherever they click, the LookBookHQ Intelligent Content Platform helps marketing & sales organizations educate prospects and customers faster and more efficiently. With attention at a premium, we use Content Science™ to make it easier for the right people to get the right content when they need it – so that you drive revenue.
News Article | May 25, 2017
GALWAY, Ireland, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Purple, the intelligent spaces company, has unveiled its latest partnership with TitanHQ, which is providing secure Wi-Fi content filtering to both new and existing customers worldwide. By partnering with TitanHQ, customers who have opted...
News Article | May 25, 2017
Purple, the intelligent spaces company, has unveiled its latest partnership with TitanHQ, which is providing secure Wi-Fi content filtering to both new and existing customers worldwide. By partnering with TitanHQ, customers who have opted to include content filtering in their Wi-Fi and analytics package from Purple will have complete peace of mind that over 60,000 malware iterations are being detected and blocked daily by the market-leading Wi-Fi filtering solution. TitanHQ’s content filtering is powered by WebTitan, the global leading content filter, which manages thousands of Wi-Fi locations across the globe through a single admin console without any latency. Commenting on the new partnership, James Wood, Head of Integration at Purple, said: “We approached TitanHQ with a number of specific requirements that were unique to Purple. From day one, it was evident that they were capable of not only providing what we needed but were very responsive and technically adept. “We take guest Wi-Fi security seriously, so it was important that our customers were protected in the right way. Along with superior protection, WebTitan also allows us to extend the control to our customers via their API. Our customers can now manage their own filtering settings directly from the Purple Portal.” The superior content filtering system from TitanHQ not only blocks all inappropriate web content but also provides a key layer of security, which is particularly beneficial for businesses following the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack that affected government, healthcare and private company systems. Once the contract was in place between TitanHQ and Purple, the WebTitan team set out to replace the incumbent system in the fastest possible time frame. Over several thousand users were migrated safely and securely to the new content filtering solution within a matter of days. Discussing the impressive turnaround time, James adds: “With demanding timescales involved for the migration, we invested heavily in WebTitan, and they have not failed to deliver.” Ronan Kavanagh, CEO of TitanHQ, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Purple to the TitanHQ family. This is a partnership that illustrates just how well suited WebTitan is to Wi-Fi environments. Content filtering for Wi-Fi will be a given in service terms over the next few years. Purple again is leading the way with their focus on this area.” Purple’s solution allows businesses to monitor their physical spaces and actively promote their brand, while providing valuable insights into customer behavior within venues. With over 20 million users across 125 countries, Purple works with a range of brands and venues, including Legoland, Jaguar, United Wireless Arena, City of York, TUI, Centurylink, Outback Steakhouse, Pizza Express, British Land, Merlin Entertainments Group and the Indiana Pacers. It has a global agreement in place with Westcon Comstor, in addition to an active reseller base of over 1,200 in 102 countries. Purple employs over 100 full-time staff and currently has offices in the UK, US, Spain, Australia, Singapore and Chile, with more offices planned. Purple is experiencing growth in multiple sectors, including hospitality, where people have time to spend online; in retail, where footfall tracking is essential; in healthcare, offering transparency around service and communication; and in entire cities moving toward the Internet of Things. See more here. TitanHQ provides businesses worldwide with comprehensive network security protection through their award-winning suite of email and web content security solutions. In operation since 1999, TitanHQ has a deep understanding of the complex security threats that face IT professionals today. Securing thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide and millions of users, TitanHQ offers businesses comprehensive security solutions that incorporate the latest spam, malware and virus protection, web security and email archiving technology. Their Wi-Fi filtering product WebTitan has proved particularly successful in the Wi-Fi niche, protecting businesses who offer guest Wi-Fi from inappropriate web content and brand-destroying PR, not to mention a crucial added layer of web security. WebTitan actively identifies over 50,000 new malware iterations daily. With an impressive 95% customer retention rate the company has customers in 135 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, the company also operates a U.S. office in Tampa, Florida, as well as 75 partner offices worldwide. For more information, please click here.
News Article | July 15, 2017
Spanning the globe and the seven seas, all ages can enjoy geocaching in a fun, new way this summer. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices, including the free Geocaching® app. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. This summer, Geocaching.com has scheduled a four-week souvenir journey to find the the lost treasure of "Mary Hyde," a fictitious pirate legend. Beginning July 15-16 and continuing weekly until August 13, geocachers will tackle various challenges in order to earn digital souvenirs for their Geocaching.com profile. Up to six souvenir moments are up for grabs, culminating with the lost treasure. This adventure offers families a swashbuckling way to enjoy the outdoors this summer. With more than 3 million geocaches now in the world, there are discoveries waiting around every corner. (Or in this case, every sea!) Players can sign up for a free Geocaching account at Geocaching.com and get ready to search for Captain Hyde’s loot. About Geocaching HQ. Based in Seattle, Wa., Geocaching HQ was created to support the community-based activity of geocaching on Geocaching.com. 75+ employees develop innovative products and services that inspire discovery, exploration and adventure in more than 190 countries. Geocaching images are available for the media to download at http://www.geocaching.com/press/faq.aspx.
News Article | November 15, 2016
United Arab Emirates and GALWAY, Ireland, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Galway based TitanHQ has announced a major partnership with the Middle East based cyber security operator Zservices. The announcement was made during Enterprise Ireland's trade mission to KSA and the U.A.E led by...
News Article | February 23, 2017
Podcast technology provider ART19 today announced that AudioHQ has selected the company as its podcast hosting and distribution partner. The partnership will furnish AudioHQ, one of the largest sellers of streaming audio advertising, with enhanced data and targeting capabilities in podcasting. With this month’s release of BRONZEVILLE, the original scripted series starring and executive produced by Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate, AudioHQ is making a high-profile move into the space. ART19’s proprietary WarpFeed® technology will enable them to target and serve fresh host-read ads across their entire podcast catalog, which also includes the hit show WE’RE ALIVE, produced by Wayland Productions. ART19’s APIs will also give them enhanced data about audience demographics and ad consumption. “Rich data is at the core of our business,” said AudioHQ CEO Matt Cutair. “With ART19, we are seeing major improvements in podcast data, a critical step for accessing agency dollars. It’s an exciting time to be in the space and we’re looking forward to expanding our footprint in it.” “AudioHQ is blazing a trail with highly-produced scripted content that is attracting new listeners to podcasting,” said Sean Carr, CEO of ART19. “We’re thrilled to be part of their expanding business and to help make great shows like Bronzeville and We’re Alive possible. They are playing an important role in the evolution of the medium.” About AudioHQ AudioHQ entered the rapidly expanding digital audio advertising marketplace in 2014. The company is focused on developing a premium and exclusive advertising platform that connects advertisers with digital audio advertising inventory and integration opportunities across a targeted line-up of publisher partners. AudioHQ is the exclusive audio ad sales representative for many successful streaming audio services including SoundCloud, MLB At Bat, Slacker Radio, Bloomberg, Jango, Digitally Imported, 977 Music & Triton Digital. The company also has content creation and distribution partnerships with Paradigm Talent Agency & John Tesh’s, IFYL Group. About ART19 ART19 provides tools for hosting, distribution and monetization of podcasts, bringing enhanced listening metrics and ad serving technologies to publishers and advertisers. Founded by software entrepreneur Sean Carr and podcast producer Matt Belknap with input from top ad agencies, the platform solves problems with ad targeting, ad replacement and limits to measurement in the space. ART19’s technologies are helping agencies and brands leverage the increasingly popular medium and its highly engaged audiences. For more information, visit http://www.art19.com.
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Current Opinion in Psychiatry | Year: 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Involuntary treatment is burdened by the lack of evidence. One of the challenges is the difference in practice across borders in Europe. While reviewing the current literature, a proposal of monitoring guidelines is discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: The field is characterized by a small number of dedicated researchers. A study of violence in first-episode psychosis shows that differences in criteria for involuntary admission lead to different prognosis for the patients. The most recent contributions from the cross-national EUNOMIA study point to great variation across countries, regarding frequencies of involuntary admission as well as outcome. The EUNOMIA study provides suggestions for good quality in involuntary admission. A Cochrane review has examined the evidence of involuntary community treatment compared with standard treatment. The effectiveness of involuntary community treatment is limited. The review concludes that the benefits for a small number of patients are outweighed by the high numbers needed to treat in terms of avoided re-admission. SUMMARY: Despite pioneering work, involuntary treatment is still caught up in tradition. There is a lack of standard and proof of effectiveness. A proposal of monitoring guidelines for involuntary measures is a first step to improve the situation. © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams &Wilkins.
News Article | February 17, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Researchers associated with five institutes in Australia looked at whether any commercially-available brain training apps actually help with healthy aging, and found that BrainHQ had far and away the most scientific evidence. Their systematic review of the literature has published in the journal Neuropsychological Review. The authors found that “current evidence supports that at least some commercially available computerized brain training products can assist in promoting healthy brain aging.” The researchers conducted a literature review and a review of the brain-training marketplace. They identified 18 companies and looked at the scientific claims behind their products. They found that 11 companies had no clinical trials or empirical evidence indicating that they helped with healthy aging. Seven companies marketing computerized brain exercises had products backed by peer-reviewed clinical trials, with formal cognitive outcome measures for healthy adults aged 50 and older. The researchers excluded trials that lacked peer reviewed papers or control groups. This methodology resulted in 26 studies for review. After systematic review, the researchers classified the products of the seven companies into three levels. Level I required at least two well-designed randomized controlled trials or quasi-randomized studies, one of which had to be of high quality. Level II required only one well-designed randomized controlled trial of high quality. Level III required only one moderate/poorly designed randomized controlled trials and other methodological approaches (e.g., internal white paper studies). BrainHQ and CogniFit met the criteria for Level I. BrainHQ had 10 studies, of which 8 were of high quality, while CogniFit had three studies, of which one was high quality. Cogmed, BrainAge 2 and My Brain Trainer were in Level II, each with one high quality study. Dakim and Lumosity were in Level III, each with one study of moderate quality. “The publication of high quality studies of commercially available programs has really accelerated over the past five years,” said Dr. Ralph Martins, who led the review. “The evidence now supports the notion that the human brain is plastic in later life, and can benefit from properly designed brain training programs.” The researchers found that only BrainHQ exercises, made by Posit Science, were backed by more than one high quality study, noting that “multiple peer-reviewed articles evaluating Posit Science programs have fulfilled the gold standard for clinical trials.” ”This review helps clinicians separate the wheat from the chaff,” said Dr. Henry Mahncke, CEO of Posit Science. “Finally, there is an independent basis for recommending the program with the most proven efficacy to people concerned about maintaining or improving cognitive performance.” Some of the exercises in BrainHQ are available for free, either by registering at www.brainhq.com or through a download of the BrainHQ app from the Apple App Store. Full access to the dozens of exercises in BrainHQ is available to annual subscribers for $8 per month. Also, many public libraries offer free access to all the exercises in BrainHQ.