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Shango is an Orisha. He is syncretized with either Saint Barbara or Saint Jerome. Shango is historically a royal ancestor of the Yoruba as he was the third Alafin of the Oyo Kingdom prior to his posthumous deification. Wikipedia.

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A system and method for enabling the telephone number as a platform for the association of IP-enabled services with legacy telephone service. A unified services enabler platform may be utilized to associate a customer and their telephone number with a variety of services and applications from multiple different ecosystems. The customer can continue to use their existing telephone service and in addition can utilize new IP-enabled features that are associated with their telephone number as the common ID.


A system and method for enabling the telephone number as a platform for the association of IP-enabled services with legacy telephone service. A unified services enabler platform may be utilized to associate a customer and their telephone number with a variety of services and applications from multiple different ecosystems. The customer can continue to use their existing telephone service and in addition can utilize new IP-enabled features that are associated with their telephone number as the common ID.


News Article | April 8, 2014
Site: globenewswire.com

AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shango, a pioneer in the future of unified communications, has been recognized by Stratecast as one of the 10 Global OSS/BSS to Watch in 2014. Shango, the creator of Unify™ - a SaaS platform for integrating, promoting and fulfilling IP services, was selected for its focus on meeting critical business challenges and technology enablement functions, alongside such telecom giants as Alcatel-Lucent. "Innovative services and applications are in no short supply around the world. What has been in short supply are solutions to unify the ecosystem of innovators with the fulfillment process for operators and their business partners," said Tim McElligott, senior consulting analyst for Global Operations & Monetization at Stratecast. "Shango leverages the flexibility of software-as-a-service to create a platform that can bring these together for the next generation of unified communications." Shango's approach to supply chain integration through common application interfaces (APIs) and automated workflows creates an environment for market operators and carriers to deliver vertical-specific applications by providing a platform for integrating with communications service partners. Stratecast believes Shango is a company to watch in 2014 because it has the potential to eliminate stubborn barriers in fulfillment for this market. "Shango is enabling a new generation of 'Smart Carriers' to better serve their customers by linking the services they love directly to their phone number, creating a personalized and seamlessly integrated service experience," states David Walsh, CEO of Shango. "We are honored to be recognized by Stratecast as a 'Top 10 to Watch' company. We will continue to create next generation solutions for the telecom industry to improve global competitiveness." Shango is pioneering the future of unified communications through Unify™, a SaaS platform for integrating, promoting and fulfilling IP services. With Unify, operators and service partners work together, utilizing subscriber telephone numbers to deliver unique and personalized communication offerings. Subscribers can connect with the services they want, how and when they want to use them. For more information, visit www.shango.com or call 855.9.SHANGO.


News Article | June 10, 2014
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News Article | June 17, 2014
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News Article | July 29, 2014
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News Article | August 12, 2014
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News Article | February 24, 2015
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The Shango team have an impressive history spanning over 6 years in building and integrating telecoms and web backend systems. They built the back-end-as-a-service platform business that One Source Networks’ bought last year, and the team have spent over two years building their new platform that bridges the telephone network and the web. The good old telephone network is one of the platforms we communicate on the most, but all the stuff that happens there remains frustratingly trapped in silos or ephemeral. This should not be the case as telephony is one of the few communication networks that do not need to reside in a silo. Whatsapp, WeChat, LINE, etc. all keep their users in their silo as their business model is based on attention, hence being closed is key to retaining attention. A Telco’s business model is different, the customer pays. Put simply, all your calls, texts, voicemails and even your phone number are ‘trapped’ in the phone network. Shango sets them free so you can do lots of cool stuff with one simple Action. The screen shot below shows some of Shango’s Actions. And at the end of this weblog is a longer list of use cases made possible. Its easy to see how Shango Actions could be part of the “myTelco” app most operators have deployed. Making it easy for customers to add services and personalize their communications experience. The telephony network has unique capabilities, its in the call path, so its sees all the communications content. Which means it works for any device or end-point, that is its device independent. Most internet-based communication services are peer to peer, which limits the service’s access to the content of communications, even for messaging synchronization between the same client across your devices can be hit and miss. The phone number is quite a useful identity, most internet-based communication services use the telephone number identity today. And its an identity linked to a way to pay thanks to carrier billing. There’s gold to be mined from the telephone network. Given this potential, why hasn’t it been extensively mined already? At this point I’ll avoid getting into a rant on IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), RCS (Rich Communications Suite), dumbass telco billing fees (some still say revenue share, argh!), self–focused thinking on APIs and CRM (myTelco) apps, and a host of other issues that have wasted a decade. But back to the focus of this weblog, Shango provides BOTH the services through their service partners AND the glue between services on the web and in the telco’s network. With the necessary adaptors to the network, business support systems, and myTelco app; which is Shango’s pedigree. The key is to understand the category of problems Shango solves: linking services on the telephone network and the web, and solving the integration issues between them as a neutral third party, as shown below. Shango are currently in trials across 12 countries. With a very simple opening proposition of keeping telecommunications relevant in today’s web-centric world, an interesting way to enable some simple bundling of web-based and new communication services, and doing it in an easy way for customers to Action. The impact of linking the communications content, triggers and phone number with the web opens up a surprisingly large number of use cases, some of which are listed below. This taxonomy is divided into 2 main group, linking the core telephony services with web services (group 1), keeping telephony relevant in today’s web-centric world; and linking the telephone number (carrier billing) to new communication and web-based services (group 2), driving new revenues. Group 1 is further broken into communications content related services, as the telephone network is uniquely in the call path; and communications triggered events. Group 2 is divided between new communication services and web-based service bundles, which now become just a click away with Shango’s Actions. The Shango team will be at MWC, click here to book a meeting.


Owners of the Portland-based medical marijuana business, Shango, today announced that Brandon Rexroad has officially been named the Executive Vice President of Operations. Brandon assumes this critical position one month before the consumption of recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon. As EVP, Brandon is charged with overseeing Shango’s six state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation facilities, and the company’s transition plan from medical marijuana only to recreational and medical marijuana retailer through the next seven months. “In my role as Executive Vice President, I will be making key improvements on the cultivation side to ensure maximum efficiency and quality, said Rexroad. “Over the next seven months, my job will be to realign Shango’s business model to prepare for the historic day when the sale of recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon. My partner and I founded Shango to be an example of excellence in our industry, and we must be sure every facet of Shango’s operations, cultivation and retail reflects this vision prior to January 2016.” Brandon has been dedicated to the emerging Cannabis Industry since 1996 when California permitted the production and sale of medicinal cannabis. He is responsible for building Shango’s cultivation facilities, as well as its research and development center. These facilities are used to create a full range of combustible and cannabis-infused products for medicinal use. Brandon has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of residential, commercial and industrial construction and development. He was the Controller for Antera Corporation, managing accounting operations and securing financing for its development projects. His major completed projects include Long Beach Town Centre, Cerritos Town Centre and Santa Catalina Island Civic Center, as well as facilities for national credit tenant clients such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Von’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less, Kroger’s, Safeway and many others. Brandon is the co-founder of Factory Direct Garden Supply, which imports and manufactures hoods, lamps, ballast and other specialized equipment for the hydroponic gardening industry. This proven expertise in construction and hydroponics make him wholly qualified to lead future expansion of Shango’s cultivation and processing facilities in emerging cannabis markets. Oregon will become only the third state in U.S. history to legalize the recreational use and sale of marijuana. This law, which was approved through Measure 91 in November 2014, legalizes the recreational use of marijuana in July 2015. The recreational sale of marijuana will be legal in January 2016. Shango currently has two stores in Portland: 8056 SE Harold Street, Portland, OR 97206 (at the corner at 82nd Street and Foster Road). Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT on Sundays. A second Shango is located at 6033 NE Win Sivers Drive, Portland, OR 97220 (located near the airport). Hours of operation are 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT on Sundays. The opening of additional Shango stores in Oregon and other States will be announced soon. For more information about Shango, please visit http://www.goshango.com, Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ShangoCannabis and LIKE us on Facebook.com/Shango-Cannabis. About Shango: Based in Portland, Oregon, Shango is a premium cannabis brand offering a full range of award-winning cannabis products including flower, concentrates and cannabis-infused specialties. Prepared for prominence as an industry leader in premium cannabis, Shango upholds the highest possible levels of consistent, quality products. Shango is a committed advocate of promoting cannabis education and the safe and responsible use of cannabis products.


News Article | November 4, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Tommy Chong, Grammy Award-winning entertainer and comedic icon, will be in Las Vegas on Election Day next Tuesday, November 8 at Shango Premium Cannabis’ brand new 70,000 square foot medical marijuana dispensary. Chong will provide comment regarding Question 2, the measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Nevada, which is on the ballot. “I’m excited to be in Las Vegas for Election Day as people cast votes on Question 2,” said Chong. “As a long-time advocate for the cannabis industry, I can’t wait to visit with my fans and talk to the media about this historic day.” Tommy will be available at Shango Las Vegas for the media for interviews and photo-ops. Please email Shango’s publicist, Jen Wenk, APR, at press(at)goshango.com to reserve time with Tommy. WHAT:         Election Day Question 2 Results (Whether To Legalize Recreational Cannabis) About Shango Premium Cannabis: Based in Portland, Oregon, Shango has five recreational marijuana stores in Oregon and a medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas. Shango is a premium cannabis brand offering a full range of award-winning cannabis products including flowers, concentrates and cannabis-infused specialties. Performing as an industry leader, Shango upholds the utmost levels of product quality and consistency, and business practices. Shango is a committed advocate for education on the safe and responsible use of cannabis products.

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