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 | August 10, 2017
Seasoned Professional Takes Over Customer Consulting for Award-Winning Hardware and Software Solutions -- ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, has named Carsten Mauel as the latest recruit to its growing team of media workflow experts. He takes up his new role as Pre-Sales Engineer immediately, working from ELEMENTS' head office in Dusseldorf, Germany."We are thrilled to welcome Carsten on board and to benefit from his versatile experience in the field of media&entertainment, both on the IT and the production side," said André Kamps, CEO of ELEMENTS. "Since we take pride in providing our customers with the best possible consulting, we are confident that Carsten will advise our clientele in Europe, Middle East and Africa in the most professional and beneficial manner."With more than 15 years of experience in leading positions, coordinating large-scale IT environments in renowned broadcast and production facilities, Carsten Mauel adds both vast technical know-how and in-depth practical knowledge to the team at ELEMENTS."I am genuinely excited to join ELEMENTS," says Mauel. "Coming from the broadcast and production world myself, I can say that the shared storage solutions provide truly unique features that simplify collaboration and significantly enhance workflow processes for video professionals in the post-production and broadcast industry. I have never seen anything like ELEMENTS' fully intuitive management and workflow enhancement features and management tools that are unsurpassed in simplicity for managing and maintaining the system."Mauel comes aboard the innovative developer just in time for the launch of ELEMENTS' new ELEMENTS NAS ( http://elements.tv/ products/nas ), to be showcased at IBC 2017 for the first time as an expandable 60bay edition. The all-in-one server and storage solution, providing considerable 360TB of shared storage in only in 4U, supports 25/100GbEfor higher stream count performance and significantly higher small-file/random IO performance. In addition, ELEMENTS NAS supportsreal snapshots and VSS support as well as remote direct memory access (RDMA) for raw workflows on Linux (Flame/Baselight/Resolve).ENDSELEMENTS, developer of the award-wining all-in-one media server and storage solution ELEMENTS ONE, provides high-performance hardware and software solutions for the post production and broadcast industry. Originally a supplier of high-end turnkey solutions and support for the post- production and broadcast industry, the German solution designers and system engineers leveraged their vast knowledge and expertise in the post-production and broadcast industry to develop ELEMENTS, a line of dedicated products specifically designed to meet the high demands of workflows sharing media. Besides being extremely efficient and delivering excellent performance, ELEMENTS' StorNext-based products provide a truly unique benefit: native project and media sharing capabilities, including AVID Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, and other non-linear editing and VFX applications. Equipped with an all-embracing package of exceptionally easy and intuitive management and workflow enhancement tools, ELEMENTS contributes to significantly simplified and increased collaboration and streamlined workflow processes. With almost 15 years of experience incorporated into the products, ELEMENTS has earned a reputation as a provider of exceptionally customer-favorable solutions that deliver high-performance while being easily maintained and managed while virtually requiring no IT skills.: Parkstrasse 31, 40477 Dusseldorf, Germany. t: +49-211-749-5350: PO Box 7304, Burbank, CA, USA. t: +1-818-876-5850ELEMENTS PR Contact:Desert Moon CommunicationsHarriet Diener (PR)firstname.lastname@example.orgP +1 845 512 8283
News Article | July 19, 2017
LookBookHQ today announced that Explore, a new product within the company’s Intelligent Content Platform, is now available. Explore allows B2B marketers to align with their buyers’ evolving expectations for personalized content destinations, without requiring help from expensive designers or developers. Explore eliminates the need for one-off landing pages and microsites, which can take days or weeks to push live. It gives marketers the ability to quickly and easily deliver intelligent content destinations to buyers. "As more companies adopt account-based marketing strategies, marketing teams are scrambling to deliver tailored content experiences for each unique segment or account," explains Nick Edouard, President and Chief Product Officer at LookBookHQ. "Now with Explore, marketers can create fully customized, branded, and mobile-optimized landing pages with just a few clicks." By aggregating collections of relevant content together with Explore, marketers can deliver the right content to the right audience, accelerate engagement with that content, and collect visitor intelligence along the way. Explore can be used alongside the rest of the LookBookHQ Intelligent Content Platform, Target and Recommend, to empower buyers to self-nurture and become sales-ready faster. In addition to Explore, LookBookHQ also released improvements to the machine learning algorithm for its Recommend product line. As anonymous visitors engage with marketing, the Intelligent Content Platform develops a topics of interest profile and helps visitors discover content in the same way Netflix recommends movies and television shows. Recommend does the thinking for marketers at scale so they don’t have to guess which content visitors want to consume next. "We’re always testing different content with the different segments of our database, but we can only send so many communications before those audiences become fatigued," says Rhonda Wunderlin, Vice President, Marketing Performance, Informa’s Business Intelligence. "These new innovations from LookBookHQ mean that we can deliver more content per click at a scale we’ve never been able to achieve before with our traditional marketing technology stack." 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 | August 14, 2017
Voyager HQ, a first-of-its-kind startup club connecting founders with investors, mentors, and corporate partners in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry, announced today their strategic alliance with Amadeus for Startups, a dedicated program established by the North America operations of global travel technology company, Amadeus. Through this new alliance, Amadeus will provide Voyager with access to Amadeus’ tenured team of travel experts and best-in-class technology solutions, and will also participate in industry training workshops and educational seminars co-hosted by the two organizations. Voyager HQ, an initiative backed by the Founder of Fareportal and CheapOair, Sam S. Jain, offers startup founders both a global community of resources and a landing pad in NYC known as "The Voyager Clubhouse." It hosts networking events, roundtable discussions, and provides a place for the brightest minds in the travel industry to work, connect, and create the future of travel. “The Voyager Clubhouse is a welcoming environment where serious founders of all stages in their development sit right next to enterprise partners and investors. It is a tangible representation of our mission to connect the travel industry,” said Andrew Stein, Executive Director of Voyager HQ. Since its launch two years ago, Amadeus For Startups has successfully taken an active, non-traditional approach to helping travel startups by equipping emerging travel companies primarily in the US and Canada with industry leading technology, expertise and consultative support. “Teaming up with Voyager is such a natural fit for us,” said Kerri Zeil, Head of Amadeus for Startups. “Amadeus has been innovating with Fareportal, which is deeply tied to Voyager and its mission, for a long time, which has helped strengthen this partnership. Both of our organizations are keenly focused on assisting travel technologists and entrepreneurs, and doing everything we can to help these emerging companies succeed,” said Zeil. According to Bharath Krishnamoorthy, the Co-Founder of BusBot and a current Voyager member, “Voyager is so much more than an office space. The community they've built has quickly become one of the most valuable resources at our company's disposal. The incredibly warm intro we received from the Voyager HQ team helped us land a spot in the Amadeus for Startups Program, which in turn gave us access to resources, mentorship, and introductions to influential people and companies I'd never imagined I'd meet.” About Voyager HQ Voyager is the club for travel innovators. Connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries, Voyager HQ empowers innovation in the form of a clubhouse workspace in NYC, industry knowledge, and a global membership bringing the travel community together. Join the Voyager HQ club by visiting http://voyagerhq.com/join-voyager/ About Amadeus Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies). The Amadeus group employs around 15,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as over 70 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations globally and has a presence in more than 190 countries. For more information about joining the Amadeus for Startups program, please visit http://www.amadeus.com/amadeusforstartups. About Fareportal Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated global contact centers, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 450 airlines, 1 million hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Fareportal provides its airline partners with access to a broad customer base that books high-yielding international travel and add-on ancillaries.
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 | 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 | 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.