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News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

Apple’s iPhones are fantastic. In fact, many people think they’re the best smartphones on the planet. They’re so stylish and the software is incredible, offering users the smoothest performance and the best mobile app experience money can buy. Of course, iPhones are far from perfect, and every user has his or her own list of things they dislike about the iPhone. For me personally, two things are at the top of that list: battery life and sound quality when you’re watching videos or playing music on the loud-speaker. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a single iPhone case that solves both of those problems. Check out the PERI Duo — you won’t be sorry. Here are some key details from the product page: Experience a new way to take your music everywhere – the Duo is the first iPhone case to combine a hi-fidelity speaker with 10x the volume of your iPhone and extra battery into a single sleek case. Get 120% more life from your iPhone, with the 2900 mAh battery – that’s 60 hours of music, 13 hours of HD video or 16 hours of talk time! Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Use Duo’s on-board Wi-Fi audio router to stream high-resolution, lossless audio files with 100% clarity. Or Connect up to 64 Duo devices over Wi-Fi with PERI’s Quick Link technology! Save and Play your favorite Spotify playlist from the cloud with PERI’s Quick Play™ one-button streaming while the Duo is detached and connected to your home Wi-Fi. Use the Duo as a speaker phone with its integrated microphone and amplify the volume on those hard-to-hear calls and group conference calls. Works only with the iPhone 6/6s not the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus See the original version of this article on BGR.com


Grant
Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 150.00K | Year: 2015

Tomographic reconstructions with insufficient data, such as the projections scanned with inadequate angular range or contaminated with noise, are often confronted for transmission electron microscopy and full-field transmission X-ray microscopy. Iterative reconstructions can provide a viable solution by numerical optimization with a cost of intensive computational overhead. Although super computer clusters help to reduce computing time from days to hours, they are expensive, costly in energy and have limited CPU hours assigned to users. Recently emerging high performance computing (HPC) hardware, such as the general-purpose graphical processing unit (GPGPU) or Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, provides a cost-efficient solution. However, the software tools that satisfy specific big data requirement for transmission microscopy and accommodate these hardware architectures are either outdated or rarely available. More over, it is unclear which devise to choose for different imaging modality and data scale. How this problem is being addressed: This STTR project is developing an open-source HPC software tool to solve intensive computation problem for the reconstruction in transmission X-ray microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. By porting existing iterative reconstruction algorithms to GPGPU/Intel many-core coprocessors and implementing new accommodated acceleration methods, we aim to enable near real time reconstruction with insufficiently scanned high-resolution images and suggest suitable devise for related computation problems. What is to be done in Phase I: In Phase I, we will (1) implement an open source high performance software toolkit of representative iterative tomographic reconstruction algorithms executing on both GPU and coprocessor, (2) perform benchmark testing for associated applications and make the architecture recommendation with consideration of budget plan and programming capability, and (3) engage research publications on designing and developing new acceleration algorithms on the aforementioned HPC architectures. Commercial applications and other benefits: These software tools can dramatically enable battery design for material science, drug design for biology research, and dosage control for clinical practice with a largely reduced budget and energy cost.


News Article | November 7, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

Entice user engagement with a teaser that animates above content and expands when initiated NEW YORK, NY & TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - November 07, 2016) - Undertone, a division of Perion Network Ltd. ( : PERI), and a leader in high-impact digital advertising solutions for brands, today announced the general availability of the Expandable Teaser ad format following successful beta testing with clients including BMW and Major League Soccer. The cross-screen format provides brands an innovative way to grab attention and drive engagement through great creative that enables consumers to control the advertising experience. The Expandable Teaser format is one of the first in digital advertising to be aligned with the Interactive Advertising Bureau Technology Laboratory (IAB Tech Lab) LEAN Principles. "The launch of Expandable Teaser ads continues the evolution and broadening of Undertone's product portfolio," said Undertone President Rob Schwartz. "With this new format, consumers have more control of the engaging and interactive features that connect them with the advertising experience. Brands like BMW now have more ways to attract consumers utilizing the stunning creative, innovative formats, and great service they have come to know and love from Undertone." Built to be mobile-first, but available across devices, the Expandable Teaser format animates a teaser ad above the content of a website, expanding when clicked by a consumer. A content overlay experience with a persistent and non-distracting presence on the page then appears. When prompted, it becomes an expanded canvas for brands to create experiences that engage their target audiences. The IAB Tech Lab released its LEAN Principles -- Light, Encrypted, Ad choice supported and Non-invasive ads -- in the fall of 2015, addressing the challenge posed by ad blocking and encouraging the industry to optimize the user experience. These principles were set to help guide the next phases of advertising technical standards for the global advertising supply chain. For more information about the Expandable Teaser format, please visit: http://www.undertone.com/format/expandable-teaser/. About Perion Network Ltd.Perion is a global technology company that delivers high-quality advertising solutions to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing outstanding execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. More information about Perion may be found at http://www.perion.com, and follow Perion on Twitter @perionnetwork. About Undertone: Undertone is a leader in high quality, cross-screen digital brand advertising at scale. We build proprietary, cutting-edge solutions for the world's leading brands, that break through the clutter and truly stand out to create Unmissable experiences. Our innovative, award-winning digital ad formats, coupled with beautifully crafted creative, engage consumers through traditional and programmatic methods on top mobile and desktop properties. Learn more at www.undertone.com. Undertone is a subsidiary of Perion Network Ltd. This press release contains historical information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the business, financial condition and results of operations of Perion. The words "will", "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views, assumptions and expectations of Perion with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Perion to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, or financial information, including, among others, the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of companies and businesses we acquired and may acquire in the future, risks entailed in integrating the companies and businesses we acquire, including employee retention and customer acceptance; the risk that such transactions will divert management and other resources from the ongoing operations of the business or otherwise disrupt the conduct of those businesses, potential litigation associated with such transactions, and general risks associated with the business of Perion including intense and frequent changes in the markets in which the businesses operate and in general economic and business conditions, loss of key customers, unpredictable sales cycles, competitive pressures, market acceptance of new products, inability to meet efficiency and cost reduction objectives, changes in business strategy and various other factors, whether referenced or not referenced in this press release. Various other risks and uncertainties may affect Perion and its results of operations, as described in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC on March 24, 2016. Perion does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


Patent
Peri | Date: 2010-12-29

There is described a dispenser (1) for beverages and the like placed in a carafe (20), the carafe (20) including a lower plate (22) and a valve (21) normally closed and openable by means of a simple thrust in the opening direction (21 a), the valve (21) being positioned in proximity to the lower plate (22), the dispenser comprising a supporting base (2), suitable to support a dispenser (1) and including a bearing surface (3) for a container (31), a platform (4) operatively raised from the base (2), suitable to support said carafe (20) in a raised position, an activation mechanism (5) comprising a thrust element (6) suitable to open said valve (21) and a connection structure (7) suitable to mechanically move the thrust element (6) in the opening direction (21a) upon gravitational stressing of a container (31) placed on the bearing surface (3) or through a simple thrust of the activator (11) in the opening direction (21a) with the use of a container (31).


Cycle's premium inventory and exclusive representation of top influencers delivers scale that complements Undertone's high-impact, cross-screen advertising solutions NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 17, 2017) - Cycle​, the media company that continuously celebrates culture, and Undertone​, a division of Perion Network Ltd. ( : PERI), and a leader in engaging digital advertising experiences for brands, today announced an exclusive strategic partnership enabling Undertone to represent Cycle's branded content and social inventory to its prospective and current clients. In practice, the partnership will expand Undertone's suite of offerings to include Cycle's inventory and native ad offerings, as well as integrations into the media company's multiple ongoing video series. "Undertone delivers the most innovative, impactful and engaging creative across all digital formats and channels. Cycle shares our core values of leading with quality creative, powered by data, to bring brands and consumers together in authentic ways that drive results," said Eric Franchi, Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development, Undertone. "Cycle has proven to be an incredibly fast-growing, premium, culturally-relevant media company with real scale. As they continue to set the bar for branded content, it makes perfect sense for our companies to collaborate. In a world where ​media is being redefined as it's consumed in a​ social and mobile way, ​our brands and agencies demand the best. This partnership with Cycle secures them access to the best-of-breed at preferred rates via upfront long-term deals." Today, Cycle delivers over 200 million content views each month across its owned channels and over 3 billion-per month through its network of influencer, athlete and entertainer talent, all through authentic, culturally-relevant content. The vast majority of Cycle's views come from the under-34 demographic, ensuring Undertone clients engage millennial audiences with content created by and for millennials on the channels across which their consumption continues to surge. "Cycle's analytics and editorial teams work incredibly hard to produce the most engaging content online. It's humbling when a top media sales organization like Undertone, with a shared focus on quality creative and data, wants to align with the awesome content our talented team delivers each day," said Jason Stein, Founder and CEO, Cycle. "While Cycle is a relatively new media property, it's clear that the market values our highly engaged audience. We know that the premium inventory and social distribution that Undertone is able to offer to their customers through this partnership will lead to continued mutual success." About Cycle: Cycle is a media company that continuously celebrates culture. Cycle creates and distributes premium, authentic content a​cross its own network of channels and via collaborations with over 2,000 exclusively managed professional athletes, entertainers, and social influencers. Cycle's content reaches over 200M views per m​onth, while its talent network reaches an additional 3B. Cycle works with brands and media agencies to evolve the traditional publisher model by delivering premium content and authentic talent endorsement as working media. Partners only pay for guaranteed, targeted reach, with production and talent offered as added value. About Undertone: Undertone connects brands to consumers with engaging creative that works. Undertone is leader in high quality, cross-screen digital brand advertising at scale. We build proprietary, cutting-edge solutions for the world's leading brands, that break through the clutter and truly stand out to create digital experiences that drive business results. Our innovative, award-winning digital ad formats, coupled with beautifully-crafted creative from our in-house studio, engage consumers through traditional and programmatic methods on top mobile and desktop properties. Learn more at ​www.undertone.com​. About Perion Network Ltd. Perion is a global technology company that delivers high-quality advertising solutions to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing outstanding execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. More information about Perion may be found at http://www.perion.com, and follow Perion on Twitter @perionnetwork.


Owing to the recent election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America, and some of the comments that he’s made to date about infrastructure spending and job creation, the folks over at Bike League recently reposted an old article of theirs discussing the fact that infrastructure projects that incorporate bicycle and pedestrian elements create more jobs than road-only projects. Around 46% more jobs are created per dollar spent, according to a 2011 study from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. That shouldn’t be surprising — projects involving multiple, very different elements are bound to require a greater variety of skills — but it’s still important to note, especially if the incoming president is truly going to spend big on infrastructure projects. Projects that include bicycle and pedestrian elements have a number of other positive effects, it should be remembered, including increased business/sales for nearby businesses. Cleaner air and better public health are other obvious benefits. Here’s more on the study mentioned above: “The report builds on an earlier PERI case study of Baltimore, Md and is the first national study to compare job creation of bicycling and walking infrastructure with other roadway construction projects. Using actual bid price and cost data, the study compares 58 projects in 11 cities and finds that bike projects create 46% more jobs than road projects without bike or pedestrian components. On average, the ‘road-only’ projects evaluated created 7.8 jobs per million, while the ‘bicycling-only’ projects provided 11.4 jobs per million. For example, a roadway-focused project with no bicycle or pedestrian components in Santa Cruz, California generated 4.94 jobs per $1 million spent. In contrast, a bicycle-focused project in Baltimore, Md produced 14.35 jobs per million. The PERI reviewers attribute the difference to the simple fact that bicycle and pedestrian projects are often more labor intensive.” That does seem the most likely explanation. Either way, infrastructure projects involving pedestrian and bicycle elements, rather than simply road-building, have a number of other positive effects — including reduced air pollution emissions and improved public health (more walking, running, bicycling, etc). Here’s to hoping that the incoming president takes these things into account when making decisions. Buy a cool T-shirt or mug in the CleanTechnica store!   Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech daily newsletter or weekly newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter. James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.


News Article | October 31, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

TEL AVIV, Israel and NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ:PERI), today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2016, on November 8, 2016 prior to the opening of the market. Management will host a conference call to discuss the results at 10 a.m. ET that day. Details are as follows: About Perion Network Ltd. Perion is a global technology company that delivers high-quality advertising solutions to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing outstanding execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. More information about Perion may be found at www.perion.com, and follow Perion on Twitter @perionnetwork.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

TEL AVIV, Israel and NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perion Network Ltd., (NASDAQ:PERI), a leader in advertising technology solutions for brands and publishers, announced today that the Company will participate in the JMP Securities Technology Conference on February 27-28, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, California. Yacov Kaufman, Chief Financial Officer and interim Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to participate in a fireside chat on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 1:00PM PT and will host one-on-one meetings with investors on that same day. For more information on the conference or to schedule a one-on-one meeting, please contact Rob Fink of Hayden IR at Rob@haydenir.com or your JMP Securities representative. About Perion Network Ltd. Perion is a global technology company that delivers high-quality advertising solutions to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing outstanding execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. More information about Perion may be found at http://www.perion.com, and follow Perion on Twitter @perionnetwork. About the JMP Securities Technology Conference JMP Securities’ annual technology conference matches institutional investors and financial sponsors with senior executives of leading publicly traded and privately held companies in sectors including software, Internet, digital media, communications infrastructure, security, storage and alternative energy.


TEL AVIV, Israel and NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ:PERI), today announced that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, on March 7, 2017 prior to the opening of the market. Management will host a conference call to discuss the results at 10 a.m. ET that day. Details are as follows: About Perion Network Ltd. Perion is a global technology company that delivers high-quality advertising solutions to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing outstanding execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. More information about Perion may be found at www.perion.com, and follow Perion on Twitter @perionnetwork.


TEL AVIV, Israel and NEW YORK, Dec. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CodeFuel, Perion’s engagement and monetization division, announced today its intent-based native advertising solution will be integrated via mobile and desktop on Escape, Australia’s #1 media travel brand. CodeFuel will introduce online visitors to an enriched user experience based on actual user intent. Additionally, the solution will deliver more pages from multiple content sources, create new revenue opportunities and keep Escape unique visitors engaged and on site for longer. Escape is a one-stop source of information for Australians planning holidays that is distributed with News Corp Australia Sunday papers and is online at escape.com.au. “As the ad tech industry focuses increasingly on the consumer, we are particularly excited to work with News Corp Australia as a product partner to further improve their strong user experience and to expand their revenue opportunities.  We look forward to a fruitful relationship, fortifying their already highly-engaged audiences worldwide,” said Eyal Ben-Ari, CodeFuel’s Chief Revenue Officer. News Corp Australia is the latest of several leading publishers partnering with CodeFuel to deliver superior UX, shifting the ad ecosystem towards the end user. About Perion Network Ltd. Perion is a global technology company that delivers high-quality advertising solutions to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing outstanding execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. More information about Perion may be found at http://www.perion.com, and follow Perion on Twitter @perionnetwork. About CodeFuel CodeFuel by Perion (NASDAQ:PERI) operates in 8 major worldwide locations with over 650 employees. It is a leading monetization platform delivering intelligent data driven engagement solutions for content publishers to create new revenue channels and also allows advertisers to hit targeted audiences with incredible precision. CodeFuel keeps users focused and on-site for longer with targeted search results creating the perfect native ad experience. More information about CodeFuel can be found at http://www.codefuel.com/. Follow CodeFuel on twitter @code_fuel. This press release contains historical information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the business, financial condition and results of operations of Perion. The words “will”, “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views, assumptions and expectations of Perion with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Perion to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, or financial information, including, among others, the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of companies and businesses we acquired and may acquire in the future, risks entailed in integrating the companies and businesses we acquire, including employee retention and customer acceptance; the risk that such transactions will divert management and other resources from the ongoing operations of the business or otherwise disrupt the conduct of those businesses, potential litigation associated with such transactions, and general risks associated with the business of Perion including intense and frequent changes in the markets in which the businesses operate and in general economic and business conditions, loss of key customers, unpredictable sales cycles, competitive pressures, market acceptance of new products, inability to meet efficiency and cost reduction objectives, changes in business strategy and various other factors, whether referenced or not referenced in this press release. Various other risks and uncertainties may affect Perion and its results of operations, as described in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC on March 24, 2016. Perion does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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