CDP INDUSTRY UPDATE JAN 2024: CDP vendors, employment, and funding

MILFORD, CT, United States, 20-Jan-2024 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The Customer Data Platform (CDP) industry continued to attract new participants despite challenging business conditions in the second half of 2023, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report.  Most of ten companies added in the latest edition of the report were small firms started in the past five years and focused on profile building and analytics.  In previous reports, many added vendors were older, larger firms that adding CDP features to existing campaign and delivery products.

“The CDP market still contains pockets of opportunity for new vendors to fill,” commented CDP Institute Founder and CEO David Raab.  “Companies specializing in a particular region, industry, or price point continue to identify niches where they can compete.”

Growth of the over-all CDP industry remained sluggish during the six–month report period.  Employment and cumulative funding both rose 2%, well below historical averages.  Total industry size was reported as 186 firms, 16,381 employees, and $6,917 million funding.

There was some improvement in employment growth at previously listed companies, which rose by 1.1% compared with just over 0.5% in the preceding report.  The share of firms reporting an employment increase rose from 62% to 65%.

As in previous periods, larger companies showed better results than smaller firms: employment among previously listed companies rose 2.1% at the largest 25% of firms, compared with a drop of 1% at the remaining 75%.  The top 25% of firms now account for 65% of total industry employment and 80% of funding.  Still, the industry remains highly fragmented, with the five largest firms accounting for only 16% of employment and 13% of funding.

Other key findings in the report include:

  • Funding events including one Initial Public Offering (Klaviyo), one large financing round ($52 million Series D for Simon Data), and four smaller financing rounds.
  • Three ownership events including acquisition of Easyence by mediarithmics, merger of Adabra and Neodata to create Blendee, and purchase of PUSHTech by Cendyn.
  • U.S.-based firms continue to dominate the industry, accounting for 46% of companies, 63% of employees, and 83% of funding.   European vendors make up 37% of firms with 23% of employment and 8% of funding, while Asia-Pacific firms are 18% of companies, 14% of employment and 9% of funding.
  • CDPs that provide marketing functionality make up 66% of vendors with 75% of employment and 75% of funding.  CDPs with functions limited to profile building and analytics account for 34% of vendors, 25% of employment, and 25% of funding.

About the Report

The CDP Industry Update Report provides detailed information on CDP vendors, employment, and funding broken by CDP type, location, founding year, and more.  It is based primarily on public data and includes eight years of information collected at six-month intervals.  The report can be downloaded for free at https://www.cdpinstitute.org/resources/industry-update-january-2024/.

About the Customer Data Platform Institute

The Customer Data Platform Institute is a vendor-neutral organization that educates marketers and technologists about customer data management.   The Institute publishes industry news and educational materials, provides vendor comparison reports, builds directories of industry vendors and service firms, and offers Webinars, workshops, and consulting on related issues.

Customer Data Platforms are defined as “packaged software that maintains a unified, persistent customer database which is accessible to external systems.”  They are the only types of packaged software specifically designed to create and share a complete view of each customer.

For more information, visit www.cdpinstitute.org.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DIGI SPAIN ACQUIRES SPECTRUM LICENSES IN SPAIN

BUCHAREST, Romania, 12-Dec-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) would like to inform the market that on 11 December 2023 Digi Spain has concluded a spectrum transfer agreement with respect to the transfer from Xfera Móviles, S.A. (part of MasMovil Group in Spain) and acquisition by Digi Spain of the spectrum licenses for the private use of the radioelectric public domain related to certain sets of blocks of frequencies (2 x 10 MHz in the 1,800 MHz band, 2 x 10 MHz in the 2,100 MHz band and 20 MHz in the 3,500 MHz band) (the “Spectrum Licenses”) for a consideration of EUR 120,000,000, which includes a conditional component of EUR 20,000,000 (the “Spectrum Transfer Agreement”). The Spectrum Transfer Agreement has been concluded in the context of the merger control proceeding directed by the European Commission (Case M.10896 – OSP/MásMóvil/JV) for the approval of a concentration whereby Lorca JVCo Limited and Orange, S.A. shall create and acquire joint control over a full function joint venture comprising their respective Spanish telecommunications operators. In the same context, Digi Spain and Orange Espagne, S.A.U. concluded on the same date an option agreement whereby the latter grants Digi Spain the option to enter in the future into a national roaming service agreement (the “Option”) for the provision by Orange Espagne, S.A.U. to Digi Spain of a wholesale mobile electronic communications service, which would allow Digi Spain to access all available technologies in the mobile network of Orange Espagne S.A.U. or its affiliates, including MasMovil Ibercom S.A.U., in Spain. The transfer of the Spectrum Licenses and the grant of the Option are subject, among others, to the completion of the transaction between Orange and MasMovil, which requires the approval of the European Commission.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. expands its presence in Portugal with a spectrum usage agreement

BUCHAREST, Romania, 11-Dec-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) would like to inform the market that on December 8, 2023, DIGI PORTUGAL LDA. (“Digi Portugal”) and VODAFONE PORTUGAL – COMUNICAÇÕES PESSOAIS, S.A. (“Vodafone”) have entered into a framework agreement on the basis of which, after the Portuguese Competition Authority’s approval Digi Portugal will be assigned the spectrum usage rights of 2×10 Mhz in the 1,800 Mhz band and 2×10 Mhz in the 3,400-3,800 Mhz band and granted wholesale bitstream access over Vodafone’s own proprietary optical fibre network to Digi Portugal, as part of a remedy package to be submitted by Vodafone to the Portuguese Competition Authority in connection with its acquisition of Cabonitel/NOWO Communications S.A.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New Game Release “Little Pet Raising – ALife” on Apple Watch

TOKYO, Japan, 2023-Nov-27 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — We are excited to announce the start of “Little Pet Raising – ALife ~Little Treasures of Princesses~” on Apple Watch!!

Eve-Sense Inc. (Headquarters: Sumida, Tokyo; CEO: Kosuke Shimizu, hereinafter “our company”) is proud to announce the launch of Little Pet Raising – ALife.

Approximately two months after the release of the Apple Watch Ultra 2, we are about to release a novel application. The game, titled “Little Pet Raising – ALife,” will be released simultaneously in 173 countries around the world. It allows players to raise tiny pets, about 3mm in size, within their Apple Watch, making everyday life a little more enjoyable.

■ Service Launch Date: Scheduled for December 1, 2023 (Friday)
Title: Little Pet Raising – ALife ~Little Treasures of Princesses~
Genre: Classic Pet Raising Game
Supported OS: iPhone and Apple Watch Required
*Member registration is not necessary. If you raise them well, you can enjoy it for free!

App Store here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-pet-raising-alife/id6449017801
Visit the ALife official website: https://contents.eve-sense.com/alife/

■ What is Little Pet Raising – ALife ~Little Treasures of Princesses~
This story is set in the faraway, fantastical world called “the continent of Ekria”, where princesses desperately take care of their adorable pets in order to build deep “bonds” with them. Through the magical Apple Watch, princesses can take care of their pets daily, such as playing, feeding and grooming. Some use their own magical powers or even prepare meals from ingredients to feed to their pets to improve their growth. It seems that some princesses aim to have the most wonderful pet than anyone else. So, will you be able to meet your ideal pet in this magical world?

■ Basic Information About the Game
This game requires both an iPhone and an Apple Watch. Start by selecting a pet from your iPhone and add it to your Apple Watch. There are over 170 pets and infinite combinations of cooking methods. When preparing for an adventure, you can activate auxiliary effects by taking a limited number of coins and a princess along with you. By combining three ingredients, you can complete the hidden royal recipe and carry up to two items. Also, since you can have one special equipment, you can easily raise the level of your pet by using it in conjunction with auxiliary effects.

On the Apple Watch side, pets sometimes find treasure chests. Let’s open it.
Also, by flicking the Apple Watch, you can check the status and perform various actions.
Although pets are digital, they are living creatures. Occasionally, you play with them or give them a bath, and if they get dirty, you must clean them. An unsanitary environment can lead to illness, so please be considerate when raising your pet.

■ Pre-Registration Campaign
Upon reaching 1,000 pre-registrations, we will gift a “Zebra” for your pet and 1,000 coins along with a “Magical Clover” for initial use!
Pre-register here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/little-pet-raising-alife/id6449017801

We hope you take this opportunity to try out Little Pet Raising – ALife.
Thank you very much!

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Motorvision Group is accelerating its localization efforts and cost savings with the help of AI dubbing technology from Dubformer.ai

AMSTERDAM, 9-Nov-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Motorvision Group, a leading European producer and operator of TV channels specializing in automotive content, is successfully transforming its localization process with the help of AI dubbing technology provided by Dubformer. By embracing AI-powered localization, Motorvision not only significantly reduced its localization costs, but also improved its connection with Motorvision’s target audience in LATAM countries and paved the way for potential expansion into new markets.

Motorvision Group is a well-established operator of TV channels, focusing on all aspects of the automotive industry, offering news coverage, documentaries, lifestyle content, and (Live) motorsports programs. With a worldwide presence and localized in multiple languages such as English, French, German, LAS, Greek, Portuguese, and Thai, Motorvision caters to a diverse range of viewers. The channels feature series with episodes ranging from 30-60 minutes in length, as well as shorter clips primarily intended for their popular Motorvision YouTube channel.

Traditionally, Motorvision relied on human translators and voice actors for subtitling and dubbing. However, the company recognized the need to optimize its localization process in order to stay competitive and meet the growing demands of its global audience. By adopting AI dubbing technology from Dubformer, Motorvision was able to expedite its localization efforts while achieving significant cost savings.

Motorvision began subtitling content in Greek and Brazilian Portuguese, and successfully produced four episodes with voiceovers in Latin American Spanish (LAS). The LAS version received widespread acceptance from Motorvision’s technical team, audience, and local linguists. Importantly, the AI-generated voiceover proved to be far more cost-effective than conventional market rates, allowing Motorvision to consider expanding AI dubbing to a wider range of languages.

One of the initial challenges faced by Motorvision during their AI dubbing testing was ensuring the correct pronunciation of different brands and eliminating the somewhat “robotic” sound (the first test was done in UK English). Dubformer effectively addressed these challenges by incorporating feedback from their “proof-listeners” and is actively working on integrating relevant glossaries to guarantee perfect pronunciation.

Furthermore, in order to create a more natural-sounding audiotrack, the Dubformer team explored different voices and applied enhanced AI mixing techniques, successfully achieving the desired outcome.

“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Dubformer,” said Raimund Koehler, CEO of Motorvision Group. “Our mission is to provide our viewers around the world with the highest quality programming in their preferred language. With the help of Dubformer’s unique AI technology and approach involving human proof-listeners, we can increase our output without compromising on the quality of our content.”

In the initial AI dubbing venture, Motorvision has already achieved a 17% reduction in total localization costs. Motorvision has successfully dubbed four episodes for the LATAM and Spanish markets and is now preparing for further collaboration. The company’s ambitious plans include expanding AI dubbing into French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and potentially English, as they continue to revolutionize the localization landscape in the media industry.

Working in collaboration with Dubformer, Motorvision remains committed to enhancing its localization process and revolutionizing the media industry by leveraging AI technology.

About Dubformer
Dubformer (https://dubformer.ai/) is an AI dubbing start-up, specializing in delivering broadcast-level quality dubbing and voice-over services to the media industry. The company leverages a unique technology stack, developed by a team of leading AI experts, pairing it with the Human Touch platform. This approach ensures that the outcome aligns with the media industry standards.

About Motorvision Group:
Motorvision Group is Europe’s leading creator and producer of automotive-themed television programming. The company unites the production, purchase, and sale or licensing of moving image content with the operation of global TV channels, and online and mobile streaming services under one roof. More information: www.motorvision-group.com

SOURCE: EuropaWire

ITC’s agnostic software is set to revolutionize traffic control in the United States

Peachtree Corners announced a partnership with ITC Intelligent Traffic Control Ltd (ITC), providing an agnostic software solution that can be applied to existing traffic infrastructure to measure traffic and predict and mitigate congestion before it occurs for a more safe, sustainable and efficient travel experience. ITC is partnering with Curiosity Lab to launch this solution for the first time in the United States and will be deploying the solution at intersections for demos & testing.

TEL AVIV, Israel, 22-Sep-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Peachtree Corners – one of the USA’s first smart cities powered by real-world connected infrastructure and 5G – announced a partnership with ITC Intelligent Traffic Control Ltd (ITC), providing an agnostic software solution that can be applied to existing traffic infrastructure to measure traffic and predict and mitigate congestion before it occurs for a more safe, sustainable and efficient travel experience. ITC will be partnering with Curiosity Lab to launch this solution for the first time in the United States and will be deploying the solution in select Peachtree Corners’ traffic intersections for demonstrations and testing.

ITC’s software solution connects to existing traffic cameras and uses ground-breaking computer vision analysis to accurately identify all road objects and collect data including speed, acceleration, traffic flow, distance, pedestrian activity and more, while complying with privacy regulations by hiding license plates and faces. Using proprietary machine learning models, this data is then used to create a traffic model that highlights patterns of each intersection or corridor with the ability to connect across a grid of intersections and create one holistic image. ITC is also predicting traffic patterns in real-time based on historic data, enabling cities to have proactive and adaptive control of traffic congestion.

As what is being called #SiliconOrchard in the metro-Atlanta region, The City of Peachtree Corners in Georgia is a vibrant municipality that’s home to more than 45,000 residents, 45,000 jobs and an innovation hub that houses some of the world’s most disruptive technology companies. Peachtree Corners is a premier smart city powered by real-world connected infrastructure and 5G, serving as the model for how government and private industry can better collaborate to create a better future.

“With our solution already deployed across Israel, in Australia and other countries worldwide, Curiosity Lab will serve as a real-world playground for us to continue to develop our solution and to officially launch in the U.S. with an official office in the Innovation Center,” said Aharon Brauner, ITC Co-Founder and CEO. “That ecosystem is the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate the effectiveness of our solution with consistent mixed traffic, public transit and pedestrian activity along the corridor. Proven to be 99% accurate in both daytime and nighttime scenarios, our solution is more accurate than human or other data collectors, and we are looking forward to using this opportunity to enhance traffic management throughout Curiosity Lab’s ecosystem and into Peachtree Corners to improve the everyday lives of visitors and citizens.”

In addition to uncovering patterns, ITC’s solution can create traffic simulations across intersections and corridors where the software is deployed. Here, traffic controllers and city managers will be able to see real-time object-driven visualization and simulation with a geographic overlay and to create countless theoretical traffic scenarios for the software to solve. Through its proprietary algorithms, ITC’s software can also manage traffic based on a city’s specific goals, whether that be to limit carbon emissions and improve sustainability or provide general traffic management, prioritize pedestrians or public transit and more.

“Our software not only learns and adapts traffic signals and patterns in real-time, but also has the capability to manage traffic to prioritize certain categories of road users,” said Dvir Kenig, ITC Co-Founder and CTO. “This allows cities to manage each intersection or corridor differently based on the type of traffic they are seeing and/or time of day. If an intersection regularly has heavy pedestrian traffic, our solution can prioritize this category and will develop models for pedestrian tendencies across wait time, how long it takes to cross the street, etc. Cities can then prioritize pedestrians in mixed traffic by limiting the wait time to cross the street based on foot traffic. Similarly, this can be applied to public transit and even school buses in mixed traffic, ensuring for these categories efficient trips to remain on schedule.”

“According to recent studies, more than 40% of traffic accidents occur in intersections, and congestion accounts for 25% of car greenhouse gas emissions – with the average driver spending three days per year stuck in traffic,” said Brandon Branham, Curiosity Lab Executive Director. “This cost-effective traffic solution is going to be a game-changer for cities across the U.S. ITC’s solution gives city managers and traffic engineers the affordable tools to make our roadways safer, more efficient and thus more sustainable for everyone on the road. We will be able to manage intersections in real-time and can easily download a traffic report and adapt traffic signal patterns remotely, which is a huge advantage for city managers when there are major wrecks, community events and sudden surges in traffic. The ease of scalability is also impressive, which makes this even more appealing to city managers and CTOs across the country. As a city, we are excited to witness how ITC continues to improve our residents’ daily driving experience.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

The EU-funded CommuniCity project to award 30 tech pilots with €12,500 each

PORTO, 20-Sep-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Following the success of its First Open Call, the CommuniCity project launched on September 12th its Second Open Call Round. Several stakeholders are called into action to co-create innovative, digitally inclusive, sustainable solutions to tackle social, technological, economic, and urban challenges. These efforts are geared towards meeting the specific needs of marginalised communities residing in European cities.

The Second Open Call mimics and expands the First Open Call, during which the project’s 3 Partnering Cities of AmsterdamHelsinki, and Porto awarded 13 innovative ideas (pilots). This time, the initiative has expanded to 4 cities, which will build upon previous valuable knowledge to address additional challenges of AarhusBredaPrague, and Tallinn. These so-called Replicator Cities are joining the project to meet the needs of vulnerable communities. For that purpose, all participating cities have defined several social challenges spanning various topics from the “online abuse against children and women” to “social housing energy efficiency”. In this round, approximately 30 pilots will each receive €12,500. Furthermore, if cross-border pilots are involved, the teams can apply for additional funding of €5000 and €10000.

To promote collaboration and enhance the quality of the pilots, a Matchmaking Platform has been set up for citizens, companies, organisations and tech providers to find a partner for their tech pilots. The Second Open Call Round will follow the same evaluation criteria of the previous round and will ensure a transparent and fair evaluation process. The process is open to all legal entities that can guarantee performance and fulfil the criteria stated in the Open Call Guidelines.

Proposals can be submitted from the 12th of September 2023, until October 31st 2023 at 5 PM CET on the CommuniCity website. The winning teams will be announced in early December 2023, and the pilots will begin right afterwards. The piloting phase is expected to conclude by the end of May 2024.
CommuniCity is a 3-year project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Framework Programme. The project aims to establish 100 tech pilots through 3 rounds of Open Calls to tackle the needs of European cities and communities through co-creation and co-learning processes.

More details about CommuniCity Open Calls are available on the project’s website (http://communicity-project.eu) and on its social media channels:

Instagram @communi_city
Twitter @communi_city
LinkedIn CommuniCity

SOURCE: EuropaWire

La Astrología Revela la Verdad detrás de la Separación de Joe Jonas y Sophie Turner

BRAZIL, 13-Sep-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Los fanáticos de Joe Jonas y Sophie Turner se sorprendieron esta semana con el anuncio de su divorcio. En una carta abierta, la actriz enfatizó que la decisión fue mutua y amigable. Las razones de la separación podrían ser muchas, pero la sinastria astral de la pareja indica algunos de los caminos que llevaron al fin de esta unión.

Según Astrolink, si la compatibilidad entre los dos se pudiera medir en una escala del 1 al 100, recibirán una puntuación de 55. Esto se debe principalmente al elemento Fuego que impregna los mapas astrales de ambos. Comenzando con Sophie, que es Piscis, pero tiene un mapa astral bastante interesante: Ascendente, Luna y Venus en Aries. Al mismo tiempo, también tienen una buena compatibilidad en los aspectos lunares, lo que indica una pareja creativa y extrovertida que intercambia muchas ideas y tiene mucho potencial para ser una pareja exitosa.

Sin embargo, hay poca afinidad en los signos solares, venusianos y mercurianos. El Sol en Piscis de Sophie tiende a ser más introvertido y tranquilo, mientras que el Sol en Leo de Jonas prefiere estar en el centro de atención y brillar. Por otro lado, el deseo de atención de este aspecto leonino puede haber sido alimentado por el Ascendente y la Luna en Aries de la actriz.

Otro detalle es que Joe tiene Venus en Escorpio y Sophie en Aries. En este aspecto, estas son posiciones bastante opuestas. A pesar de ser Piscis, Sophie también tiene la Luna en Aries, lo que significa que, a pesar de su introversión, no le gusta quedarse quieta y prefiere momentos de romance y conquista. En cambio, la Venus en Escorpio de Joe tiende a ser más posesivo y tranquilo.

Sophie tiene Mercurio en Acuario y Joe en Escorpio. En este aspecto, Sophie tiende a ser más abierta al diálogo y al intercambio de ideas cuando se siente cómoda. El Mercurio en Escorpio de Joe hace que quiera profundizar en temas y puede ser repetitivo e incluso agotador.

Acerca de Astrolink

Astrolink es la comunidad astrológica más grande del mundo, con más de 10 millones de usuarios. Es una plataforma para adquirir autoconocimiento y mejorar tu vida a través de la astrología, ofreciendo un acceso fácil y rápido a tu carta natal, horóscopo personalizado, sinastria amorosa, tarot, nodos y ciclos lunares, guías y diversas herramientas que te ayudarán a comprender mejor tu papel en el universo y tomar las mejores decisiones. Conocerte a ti mismo, y a quienes amas, cambiará tu vida para mejor.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Astrologia revela a verdade por trás da separação de Joe Jonas e Sophie Turner

BRAZIL, 13-Sep-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Os fãs de Joe Jonas e Sophie Turner foram surpreendidos esta semana com o anúncio do seu divórcio. Numa carta aberta, a atriz destacou que a decisão foi tomada de forma mútua e amigável. Os motivos da separação podem ser diversos, mas a astrologia oferece algumas indicações sobre os caminhos que levaram ao fim deste casamento.

De acordo com o Astrolink, se a compatibilidade entre os dois pudesse ser avaliada numa escala de 1 a 100, eles receberiam uma pontuação de 55. Isto deve-se, sobretudo, à influência do elemento Fogo nos mapas astrais de ambos. Começando por Sophie, que é pisciana, mas possui um mapa astral bastante interessante, com o Ascendente, a Lua e Vénus em Áries. Ao mesmo tempo, eles também têm uma boa compatibilidade nos aspetos lunares, o que indica um casal criativo e extrovertido, que partilha muitas ideias e tem potencial para ser bem-sucedido.

No entanto, existem poucas afinidades nos signos solares, venusianos e mercurianos. O Sol em Peixes de Sophie tende a ser mais introvertido e reservado, enquanto o Sol em Leão de Jonas prefere estar no centro das atenções e destacar-se. Por outro lado, o desejo de atenção característico de Leão pode ter sido alimentado pelo Ascendente e pela Lua em Áries da atriz.

Outro detalhe a considerar é que Joe tem Vénus em Escorpião e Sophie em Áries, posições bastante opostas. Apesar de ser pisciana, Sophie também tem a Lua em Áries, o que significa que, apesar da sua introspeção, ela não gosta de ficar parada e prefere momentos românticos e de conquista. Já a Vénus em Escorpião de Joe tende a ser mais possessiva e tranquila.

Sophie tem Mercúrio em Aquário e Joe em Escorpião. Neste aspeto, Sophie tende a ser mais aberta ao diálogo e à troca de ideias quando se sente à vontade. Já o Mercúrio em Escorpião de Joe faz com que ele queira aprofundar-se em temas, podendo ser repetitivo e até mesmo cansativo.

Sobre o Astrolink

Astrolink é a maior comunidade astrológica do mundo, com mais de 10 milhões de utilizadores. É uma plataforma que permite adquirir autoconhecimento e melhorar a vida através da astrologia, oferecendo acesso fácil e rápido ao seu mapa astral, horóscopo personalizado, análise do amor, tarot, nodos e ciclos lunares, guias e diversas ferramentas que ajudam a compreender melhor o seu papel no universo e a tomar as melhores decisões. Conhecer a si próprio – e quem ama – pode melhorar a sua vida significativamente.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Big Updates in TuneFab Spotify Music Converter V3.1.19 – Take Them First!

NEW YORK, NY, United States, 2023-Aug-23 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The new release of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter V3.1.19 has brought new features to facilitate effortless and more efficient experience of downloading Spotify songs. Take a preview of these new updates brought in the latest version.

TuneFab, the well-known brand mainly for developing handy streaming media solutions, has released the latest TuneFab Spotify Music Converter V3.1.19 with great updates to deliver the leading features in downloading Spotify songs. From the acceleration speed to the capability, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter has leveled up in the new version, greatly facilitating the experience in streaming Spotify Music offline.

“What we mainly focused on in this new update was definitely user experience. Considering efficiency, we have adopted a new technique, functioning to speed up conversion. The outcome was also out of our imagination, which was directly improved by 30 times faster! You will definitely be impressed by the incredible fast performance delivered in TuneFab Spotify Music Converter V3.1.19.” One of the member of TuneFab’s technical team, told us excitedly.

Among all the new updates in TuneFab Spotify Music Converter V3.1.19, the most noticeable change can be the enhanced conversion speed. Other than this, there are more great updates brought in the new version that also contain the following ones:

  • Add support to video podcasts download (extract as regular audio files)
  • Two more uncompressed audio formats (AIFF, ALAC) are added to the optimal output options
  • ID3 tags can be used for editing the files names and also classify the download folders to sort Spotify songs offline automatically
  • Instant downloading list reordering and pausing features are both added
  • The streaming feature is also enhanced to ensure the same great-quality playback experience as using Spotify official music player
  • Cache clearing feature is also added as a bonus to ensure data security and program running stability at the same time

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter V3.1.19 is now on TuneFab’s official site for installing without any charge. You can go to install the program and try its brand-new features for free now.

About TuneFab
A top-rated software developer in the multimedia industry, TuneFab is well known for bringing the most reliable and easy-to-use solutions for audio and video conversion, editing, and playback. In the future, TuneFab will keep on fighting for its mission, to deliver users with stable and speedy streaming media download functions, to ensure a free multimedia enjoying experience for all of you.

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Join the movement: Share your anti-war art on social media using hashtags like #ArtOfPeace

TBILISI, Georgia, 15-Aug-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — This summer, four anti-war Russian emigrants came together through their involvement in the first-ever “Art of Peace” artist residency, backed by Campaigns for Humanity, the human rights-focused philanthropic arm of digital marketing agency Renaissance3. The initiative facilitates connection among artists affected by conflict and provides them with a platform to express their opposition to war and engage with their host communities.

“Art of Peace” innovators blend technology, self-expression to bring anti-war messages to life

Created through a collaboration of artists wishing to remain anonymous due to concerns for the safety of loved ones inside Russia, the cutting-edge project known as “Road Signs” uses augmented reality to catapult street art into the future: Users in Russia and neighboring countries who download the mobile app “AR Hunter” can point their smartphone camera at a road sign and see it transform into an animated artwork promoting peace.

“Road Signs,” whose message speaks directly to those potentially involved in armed conflict, will be integrated into the “AR Hunter” [http://arhunter.org/] app created by Anastasia Vladychkina, leader of the well-known art group Yav [https://taplink.cc/yav_zone], by the end of August.

Continuing the embrace of the latest applications of technology in art, prizewinning artist and “Art of Peace” resident Alisa Yoffe [http://alisayoffe.com/] led a masterclass on protest art in the virtual-reality world of “Xanax Tbilisi.” During the session, Yoffe virtually “walked” participants through the streets of Tbilisi to view protest art superimposed on elements of the cityscape. Emphasizing the collaborative nature of the project, Yoffe has invited all who wish to contribute their own anti-war graffiti to access the world of “Xanax Tbilisi” through the platform “VRChat [https://hello.vrchat.com/].”

Against the backdrop of war, a poignant artistic movement emerges

A heartfelt song born from the collective contemplation of 10 Russian emigrants when posed with the question, “What would you say to someone fighting in the war against Ukraine?” and titled “To the Russian Soldier,” culminates in the haunting refrain, “I want [you] to live… others will live too.”

Data reported [https://en.zona.media/article/2023/07/10/stats] in Mediazona underscore the grave risk born by those sent by Russia to fight: While military casualty data are classified, with those daring to report on the number of fallen soldiers prosecuted for spreading “fake news” about the army, as of late May 2023, at least 47,000 Russian men under the age of 50 had died in the war. Mediazona and Meduza estimated [https://en.zona.media/article/2023/07/10/stats] that 78,000 Russian soldiers may have been wounded or missing in action, bringing overall losses to 125,000. This figure stands in stark contrast with publicly disclosed information from Russia; as reported in Mediazona [https://en.zona.media/article/2023/07/10/stats], the last time the Ministry of Defence disclosed any casualty figures was in September 2022, when Sergei Shoygu announced that a total of 5,937 soldiers were killed in action.

Pioneering narratives for peace

Semra Fogel, an inaugural “Art of Peace” resident and architect of the “Verses are Louder than Bombs” workshop, gathered five anti-war poets at Reforum Space Tbilisi [https://reforumspaces.io/] this July for a collaborative art-making experience centered around song. In her own words, “I think art is a way to draw attention to this problem. If more people are going to use their art for this purpose and ask their friends to, we stand a better chance at peace. It’ll be better… for those who have already suffered from the war and for those defending themselves against further and further evil that this war brings.”

Fogel plans to build on her initial concept, with the goal of scaling it so more people feel prepared to produce protest art, whether collaboratively or individually. Reflecting on the five poets who participated in her flagship workshop, Fogel said, “I’m very proud of their work. I’m proud of my work because I managed to inspire them. It’s the coolest thing.”

Get involved

To participate in the Art of Peace movement, individuals and communities are encouraged to:

  • Share their anti-war artwork on social media using the hashtags #ArtofPeace#ИскусствоМира#IWantYouToLive, & #ХочуЧтобыЖил.
  • Contribute to the virtual gallery [https://campaignsforhumanity.com/art-of-peace] hosted by Campaigns for Humanity.
  • Host their own collaborative art-making meetups. The resident artists crafted a guide for members of the public to use, included below.

Guide to Hosting an Art of Peace Art-Making Meetup

  1. Gather a group of people and any art supplies you like or have access to. Old magazines, glue, and paper are all you need to create a collage!
  2. Together, look at a piece of art, such as one of those included in the virtual gallery [https://campaignsforhumanity.com/art-of-peace/]. Then discuss how it makes you feel, what you like about it; maybe what you didn’t understand or didn’t like about it.
  3. Spend some time as a group making art or poetry of your own, inspired by the discussion and the artwork. You might use the title “I want you to live” or “art of peace” to help guide you.
  4. Share your work on social media using the hashtag #ArtofPeace#ИскусствоМира#IWantYoutoLive, & #ХочуЧтобыЖил.

To stay up to date on the latest Art of Peace news, follow Campaigns for Humanity on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

EXPRESS YOUR OPPOSITION TO WAR THROUGH ART: SHARE YOUR ANTI-WAR ARTWORK ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND JOIN THE VIRTUAL GALLERY 

TBILISI, Georgia, 7-Jul-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — This summer, a group of Russian activists, currently living in exile, are banding together to cultivate artistic resistance to the war among the Russian diaspora. The activists, all of whom are working artists collectively specializing in a variety of mediums, initially connected through their participation in the inaugural “Art of Peace” artist residency sponsored by Campaigns for Humanity, the human rights-focused philanthropic arm of digital marketing agency Renaissance3. The initiative is designed to bring together artists affected by conflict and provide them with a platform to express their opposition to war and engage with their host communities.

“It [Art of Peace] provides an opportunity to collaborate with other talented artists, poets, and writers, united by a common goal: confronting war and violence through art.” – Anastasia Vladyckina, Art of Peace resident

Reflecting on the residency, one participant, who asked to be identified only by the letter “R” due to concern for the safety of her family still living in Russia, stated, “War cannot stop us from creating art. Here we meet, speak out, exchange, and create.”

Driven by their belief in the transformative power of expression, the “Art of Peace” residents are sharing their expertise with the broader diaspora community through immersive art experiences open to the public–including those who may not yet consider themselves artists. During these experiences, participants are guided to cultivate a sense of community amongst themselves as they create works centering around the themes of peace and pleas of “I want you to live,” an appeal directed at those in Russia they fear they could lose to this unjust war.

One of the experiences produced by the residents, titled “Verses Are Louder than Bombs,” is being organized by musician Semra Fogel and takes place at Reforum Space Tbilisi on 8, 15, and 16 July. Prospective participants must submit an application containing an original anti-war poem, which they will transform into a soundtrack over the course of three sessions led by Fogel, who received professional training in workshop facilitation as part of the “Art of Peace” residency.

“I want to inspire people opposed to the war to create art and feel the courage to share it with those who became victims of propaganda,” said Fogel. “I believe that art can be a powerful tool to promote peace and understanding between people of different backgrounds and political opinions.”

Those selected by Fogel to participate will have the opportunity to contribute the song they create during the sessions to an anti-war album that will ultimately be released to the public. Participants pay a fee of 30 GEL, with all proceeds sent to Helping To Leave, a volunteer-driven initiative that provides assistance to Ukrainians affected by the war. Participation is free for Ukrainian citizens.

Additional “Art of Peace” resident-led experiences, including a collaborative street art project conducted in augmented reality and a masterclass in protest art held in virtual reality, will be announced soon.

“Art is also capable of restoring the spiritual strength of people suffering from war and destruction. It can help them perceive the world and themselves in it anew, seeking paths to inner reconciliation and emotional peace. In this sense, art serves as a means of healing and self-expression, which can help people cope with traumas and fears.” – Anastasia Vladyckina, Art of Peace Resident

As “Art of Peace” moves beyond the residency phase and expands its reach to the general public, the founding class of artists expressed enthusiasm about the project’s potential. “While war–using weapons–deprives us of the opportunity for dialogue, art remains a means of interaction on the path to peace,” wrote resident Alisa Yoffe, who is known for her large-scale anti-war art installations. “I am an artist from Russia, and I find it extremely important to speak out against war.”

To participate in the Art of Peace movement, individuals and communities are encouraged to:

  • Share their anti-war artwork on social media using the hashtags #ArtofPeace, #ИскусствоМира, and #IWantYouToLive.
  • Contribute to the virtual gallery hosted by Campaigns for Humanity.
  • Host their own collaborative art-making meetups. The resident artists crafted a guide for members of the public to use, outlined below.

Guide to Hosting an Art of Peace Art-Making Meetup

  1. Gather a group of people and any art supplies you like or have access to. Old magazines, glue, and paper are all you need to create a collage!
  2. Together, look at a piece of art, such as one of those included in the virtual gallery. Then discuss how it makes you feel, what you like about it; maybe what you didn’t understand or didn’t like about it.
  3. Spend some time as a group making art or poetry of your own, inspired by the discussion and the artwork. You might use the title “I want you to live” or “art of peace” to help guide you.
  4. Share your work on social media using the hashtags #ArtofPeace, #ИскусствоМира, and #IWantYoutoLive

To stay up to date on the latest Art of Peace news, including announcements of forthcoming workshops, follow Campaigns for Humanity on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

«Карта мира» — это онлайн-платформа, которая помогает русскоязычным антивоенным активистам

ВИЛЬНЮС, 7-Jun-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — По данным газеты The Moscow Times, до 1 миллиона человек покинули Россию после начала полномасштабного вторжения в Украину. Антивоенная российская диаспора состоит из представителей самых разных слоев обществ, но всех этих людей объединяют простые и понятные вещи — решительное осуждение вторжения в Украину и недвусмысленная поддержка суверенитета Украины, а также стремление к справедливости.

Лана Пылаева, координатор “Free Russia Netherlands”, рассказала независимому изданию Not My War: “Для меня самое важное — это то, что мы создали в Нидерландах как сообщество россиян, выступающих войне. Для достижения этого мы организовали целый комплекс мероприятий после начала полномасштабной войны.”

Сбор гуманитарной помощи для украинцев, боты для помощи тем, кто в России пытается избежать призыва, пикеты и марши, протестный стрит-артом, запуск международного проекта по возвращению украденных украинских детей (SaveChildrenFromPutinism.org) — все эти возможности выступить против от агрессии российского государства так же многообразны, как и люди, возглавляющие их, а темп активности действительно впечатляет.

Координации и катализации таких процессов помогают как раз такие централизованные платформы, как интерактивна «Карта мира», которую активисты используют для синхронизации своих действий и взаимной поддержки. Изначально запущенная после начала полномасштабного вторжения для связи русскоязычных антивоенных активистов по всему миру, “Map of Peace”, усиленная недавним присуждением премии Campaigns for Humanity, объявляет о новой цели — представить на своей карте каждую русскую антивоенную инициативу. Уже сейчас на карте отмечены 144 сообществ, и их число постоянно растет. Организаторы уверены, что удобство обновленной платформы усилит возможности многочисленных эмигрантских сообществ, выступающих за мир.

Война в Украине затягивается — она идет уже 16-й месяц. И все сильнее ощущается необходимости слаженных и эффективных действий в этом «марафоне». И этому все больше убедительных доказательств. Например, активистки движения «Феминистское антивоенное сопротивление» (ФАС), представленного на «Карте мира»”, регулярно используют подрывные техники борьбы с кремлевской пропаганды, направленные непосредственно на россиян. Среди них — создание «анти-уроков», которые родители могут использовать для противодействия эффектам военной пропаганды, навязываемой российским школьникам, и использование фотошопа для создания фотографий танков, покрытых кровью и с антивоенными лозунгами, которые затем выкладываются на Google Maps.

Сможет ли подобная изобретательность россиян в эмиграции действительно повлиять на исход войны? Последние сообщения предполагают, что так. По данным «Медиазоны», число российских военнослужащих, уклоняющихся от службы, резко возросло, превысив показатели 2022 года всего за первые четыре месяца 2023 годаКак контрактные военнослужащие, так и призывники уклоняются от службы, отказываясь выполнять приказы о переброске на Украину или дезертируя с передовой.

Как заявили активисты российского антивоенного сообщества в годовщину начала полномасштабного вторжения в феврале: «Мы должны продолжать сопротивляться режиму вместе, поддерживать все формы протеста, менять взгляды сторонников войны, помогать тем, кто столкнулся с проблемами из-за войны, и проявлять солидарность всеми доступными и безопасными для нас способами. Не бойтесь говорить правду! Мы призываем россиян отказаться от участия и помогать другим не принимать участие в преступной войне и геноциде украинского народа».

Присоединитесь к нашей миссии за мир и справедливость для Украины. Посетите www.mapofpeace.org сегодня, чтобы убедиться, что ваша инициатива представлена.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New online organizing platform serves  Russian-speaking anti-war activists worldwide as a centralized hub for initiatives

VILNIUS, 31-May-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — According to reporting in the Moscow Times, up to 1 million people have fled Russia in the wake of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Hailing from a diversity of backgrounds but united by an impassioned opposition to the invasion and unequivocal support for Ukrainian sovereignty, the anti-war Russian diaspora has established itself as a massive force driven by tireless emigres committed to justice.

Lana Pylaeva, the coordinator of Free Russia Netherlands, told independent media outlet Not My War, “To me, the greatest achievement is that we have established ourselves in the Netherlands as a community of war–opposing Russians. To achieve this, we have organized a whole complex of activities since the full-scale war.”

From collecting humanitarian aid for Ukrainians and running bots to help those in Russia avoid conscription; to in-person pickets, marches, and blanketing the streets with protest art; to launching a multinational project demanding the return of Ukraine’s stolen children, dubbed SaveChildrenFromPutinism.org; the opportunities to reject Russian state aggression are as multifaceted as the people spearheading them, and the rate of activity is enough to make the head spin.

Driving the opposition effort’s momentum are centralized hubs–such as the online platform Map of Peace–activists use to coordinate their activities and support one another. Originally launched just after the full-scale invasion as a means of connecting Russian-speaking anti-war activists across the globe, Map of Peace, bolstered by a recent Campaigns for Humanity award, is announcing a new goal of hosting every Russian anti-war initiative on its map. With 144 communities already on the map and growing by the dozens in recent months, project organizers are confident the updated platform’s one-stop-shop convenience will amplify the impact of the legions of expatriates agitating for peace.

As the war drags into its 16th month, there’s a renewed sense of urgency among anti-war advocates, fueled by evidence suggesting that their efforts are working. For example, activists with Feminist Anti-War Resistance (FAR), a movement hosted on Map of Peace, frequently engage in creative propaganda subversion techniques designed to appeal directly to those in Russia, such as creating “anti-lessons” parents can use to counter the effects of the militarization indoctrination imposed on Russian schoolchildren, and turning a favored Russian propaganda tool–tanks–on its head by posting to Google Maps photoshopped images of tanks covered in blood and featuring anti-war slogans.

Excerpt from Feminist Anti-War Resistance Facebook Post About Its “Anti-Lesson”: “Before May 9, propaganda ‘patriotic classes’ are held for many Russian schoolchildren and students, justifying the attack on Ukraine with the narrative of the Second World War. We studied the materials of ‘Conversations about the important things’ to May 9 and information on how educational institutions will celebrate this day. Based on what we’ve read, we have prepared an outline and materials for the Anti-Lesson for May 9th to initiate a conversation about anti-militarism and the causes of war.

Can exiled Russians’ ingenuity influence the outcome of the war? Recent reporting suggests so. According to Mediazona, Russian AWOL figures are soaring, surpassing the 2022 full‑year tally within the first four months of 2023. Both contract soldiers and conscripts are going AWOL, either by directly refusing orders to deploy to Ukraine or deserting from the front lines.

As stated by the Congress of Antiwar Initiatives on the one-year anniversary of the full-scale invasion, “We must keep resisting the regime together, support all forms of protest, change the minds of supporters of the war, help those who are in trouble because of the war and show solidarity by all means available and safe for us, let’s not be afraid to speak the truth! We urge Russians to refuse to participate in and help others to not take part in the criminal war and genocide of the Ukrainian people.” Join our mission for peace and justice for Ukraine. Visit www.mapofpeace.org today to ensure your initiative is represented.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

MWC 2023: Unihertz Luna, ein Elegantes und Stylisches Smartphone, das Ihr Leben Erleuchtet

Unihertz Luna – Embrace the Light in Your Life

SHANGHAI, China, 13-Mar-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Unihertz, eines der kreativsten Unternehmen für Mobilgeräte, hat am 27. Februar auf dem MWC 2023 in Barcelona sein neuestes Modell Luna vorgestellt und damit seinen Kunden eine neue Möglichkeit geboten. Die Besucher der Messe haben ein starkes Interesse an Luna bewiesen. Außerdem wurde Luna von Android Police mit der Bezeichnung „Best of MWC 2023“ besonders geehrt.

Inspiriert von der antiken Philosophie des runden Himmels, bietet Luna eine transparente Glasrückseite und ein geometrisch geformtes LED-Licht. Dieses einzigartige Design dient nicht nur zur Lichtshow, sondern auch als eine praktische Benachrichtigungsanzeige. Darüber hinaus hebt es das Smartphone aus der Masse hervor und verleiht ihm ein besonderes Element an Stil und Persönlichkeit.

„Luna ist mehr als nur ein Handy; es ist eine Erklärung.“ sagte Stephen Xu, Gründer und CEO von Unihertz, bei der Vorstellung. „Es ist eine Erklärung zu Stil, zu Individualität und dazu, Teil einer Gemeinschaft zu sein, der sich für eine Veränderung einsetzt. Wir wollten etwas schaffen, was einen ermöglicht, sich selbst auszudrücken und eine Veränderung zu bewirken, und genau das hat Luna getan. Wir sind aufgeregt von der Resonanz, die wir erfahren haben, und können es nicht abwarten, zu sehen, wie man es nutzt.“

Das einzigartige Design und die inspirierende Botschaft hinter Luna werden es sicher zu einem Hit bei den Verbrauchern machen. Es ist ein perfektes Beispiel für die Kraft des Lichts und dafür, wie es verwendet werden kann, um eine Erklärung über die Welt zu machen. Mit Luna hat Unihertz dadurch einen Schritt nach vorne in Sachen Technologie und Design für Mobilgeräte gemacht, dass es ein Smartphone entwickelt hat, das aus der Menge herausragt und die Phantasie seiner Nutzer auffängt.

Hier erfahren Sie mehr über Luna:

  1. LED-Umgebungslicht – Das LED-Licht auf dem Backcover des Smartphones kann Farben und Muster ändern, bei einer Benachrichtigung aufleuchten und zum Rhythmus der Musik blinken.
  2. 6,81-Zoll-Display – Der große Bildschirm bietet den Nutzern ein spannendes und bemerkenswertes Erlebnis an, egal ob sie Spiele spielen oder Videos anschauen.
  3.  Triple-Kamera – Mit der Kombination aus einer 108MP-Hauptkamera, einer 20MP-Nachtsichtkamera und einer 2MP-Makrokamera können Sie Tag und Nacht hochauflösende Fotos aufnehmen, ohne Details zu verlieren.

Zusätzlich zu den oben genannten Vorteilen besitzt Luna eine Reihe weiterer Funktionen wie einen massiven 5000mAh-Akku, eine 3,5-mm- Kopfhöreranschluss, einen IR-Anschluss, NFC, 8GB+256GB Speicher und vieles mehr. Es ist jetzt auf der offiziellen Unihertz-Website hier verfügbar: https://www.unihertz.com/products/luna

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Luna, le smartphone distinctif d’Unihertz, nommé “meilleur du MWC 2023” par Android Police

Unihertz Luna – Embrace the Light in Your Life

SHANGHAI, Chine, 13-Mar-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Unihertz, l’une des entreprises les plus créatives dans le domaine des appareils mobiles, a lancé son dernier modèle, Luna, au MWC 2023 de Barcelone le 27 février, offrant ainsi un nouveau choix à ses clients. Les visiteurs de l’événement ont montré un fort intérêt pour Luna. De plus, Android Police a accordé à Luna un honneur supplémentaire en le désignant comme « le meilleur du MWC 2023 ».

Inspiré par la philosophie ancienne du ciel rond, Luna est doté d’une coque arrière en verre transparent et d’une lumière LED géométrique conçue de manière unique. Cette fonctionnalité exceptionnelle n’est pas seulement un spectacle lumineux, mais aussi un indicateur de notification pratique. Elle permet également au téléphone de se démarquer de la foule et ajoute un élément supplémentaire de style et de personnalité à l’appareil.

« Luna n’est pas simplement un téléphone, c’est une déclaration », a déclaré Stephen Xu, fondateur et PDG d’Unihertz, lors de son lancement. « C’est une déclaration de style, d’individualité et d’appartenance à une communauté dévouée à faire la différence. Nous voulions créer quelque chose qui permettrait aux gens de s’exprimer et de faire la différence, et c’est exactement ce qu’a fait Luna. Nous sommes ravis de la réponse que nous avons reçue et avons hâte de voir comment tout le monde l’utilisera. »

Le design unique et le message inspirant de Luna ne manqueront pas de susciter l’intérêt des consommateurs. C’est un exemple parfait du pouvoir de la lumière et de la façon dont elle peut être utilisée pour faire une déclaration sur le monde. Avec Luna, Unihertz a fait un pas en avant dans la technologie et la conception des appareils mobiles, en créant un téléphone qui se distingue de la masse et capte l’imagination de ses utilisateurs.

En voici plus sur Luna :

  1. Lumière Ambiante à LED – La lumière à LED à l’arrière du téléphone peut changer de couleur et de motif, s’allumer lorsqu’il y a une notification et clignoter au rythme de la musique.
  2. Écran de 6,81 Pouces – Le grand écran offre aux utilisateurs une expérience immersive et remarquable, qu’il s’agisse de jouer à des jeux ou regarder des vidéos.
  3. Triple Caméra – Avec la combinaison d’un appareil photo principal de 108MP, d’un appareil photo de vision nocturne de 20MP et d’un appareil photo macro de 2MP, vous pouvez prendre des photos haute résolution de jour comme de nuit sans perdre de détails.

En plus des avantages ci-dessus, Luna dispose également de plusieurs autres fonctionnalités telles qu’une énorme batterie de 5000 mAh, une prise jack 3,5 mm, un port IR, NFC, une mémoire de 8 Go + 256 Go, et bien plus encore. Elle est maintenant disponible sur le site officiel d’Unihertz ici: https://www.unihertz.com/fr/products/luna

À propos d’Unihertz
Unihertz est une marque qui crée des smartphones uniques, différents des autres smartphones grand public sur le marché. Unihertz a lancé avec succès plusieurs projets de financement participatif sur Kickstarter. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur www.unihertz.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digital marketing agency marks one year of war in Ukraine by offering funding and technical assistance to bolster creative solutions to ongoing Russian aggression

Campaigns For Humanity: Calling All Changemakers

KYIV, Ukraine, 24-Feb-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Award-winning digital marketing agency Renaissance3 is seeking nominations of exceptional initiatives that have the objective of achieving peace for Ukraine. Each project selected will receive €10,000 in funding, as well as technical and strategic support from the agency’s team of digital communications experts.

Since its 2022 launch of Campaigns for Humanity, a people-focused initiative to empower change makers promoting human rights, digital democracy, and more humane economies around the world, Renaissance3 has been steadfast in its belief that with additional support and awareness of their efforts, the legions of Russians and Ukrainians committed to defending Ukrainian sovereignty can achieve their aims.

“I think the only way I can personally help Ukraine right now is by not fighting there,” Igor, a 26-year-old IT professional from St Petersburg as he fled his home for Russia, told The Guardian. Tatayana, a doctor from Irkutsk, added as she left for Azerbaijan following reports that Russia was calling up health professionals to the front, “I believe the sooner this horrible war stops, the fewer people will die.”

As highlighted in Renaissance3’s “24 for 24” campaign, so named in reference to the 24 change makers featured on each of the 24 days leading up to the one-year anniversary of the full-scale invasion, Russians who have fled the war have been using their experience and resources to support the Ukrainian people in extraordinary ways. The campaign, which was designed to illustrate how our shared humanity can allow us to overcome the forces that seek to divide us, offers a glimpse into the vast world of Russians and Ukrainians working alongside one another for freedom and human dignity.

Renaissance3 is an award-winning digital marketing agency staffed by a team of strategists, creatives, and social media experts with diverse experience across six continents and united by a shared mission to not just market, but build movements. Renaissance3 is committed to giving back by investing a portion of its annual gross profits in initiatives that move one or more of its guiding values of human rights, digital democracy, and building more humane economies forward. Learn more at Renaissance3.com.

Renaissance3’s call for nominations follows.

Funding Opportunity: Campaigns for Humanity

When we recognize our shared humanity, we are not strangers; we are simply friends who haven’t met yet.

Why: At Renaissance3, we believe hope is both the antidote to despair and a powerful motivator. At Renaissance3, we believe hope is both the antidote to despair and a powerful motivator. Since the beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine, more than twice as many Russians have fled their country as have been drafted into the army. Vladimir Putin knows that Russians who become aware of the truth will not want to kill Ukrainians, which is why he is working so feverishly to churn out propaganda and restrict the flow of accurate information inside Russia.

When Putin launched his war of aggression, the world rallied behind Ukraine: Corporations pulled out of Russia, refusing to fund Putin’s war machine; strangers welcomed those fleeing the violence into their communities and even their homes; and citizens across the globe deployed their unique talents in support of the Ukrainian people. Renaissance3 was no exception: As an agency dedicated to empowering change agents to defend human rights, fight for digital democracy, and create more humane economies, we jumped at the opportunity to make a difference by doing what we do best.

What we do: In March 2022, we launched Campaigns for Humanity as a people-focused initiative to connect and elevate a global alliance of creatives, activists, and advertisers working toward peace in Ukraine. Since then, we’ve partnered with Ukrainian creatives to counter Russian propaganda using the power of GIFs; strengthen global solidarity by calling on the world’s people to #StayWithUkraine even as the war dragged into the spring; and spotlight the many heroes born of this tragedy through our latest project, 24 for 24. Renaissance3 was recognized as one of the KYIV International Advertising Festival’s Positive Change Winners for our work for Ukraine in 2022. And while the awards we’ve received for our work feel great, we won’t set aside our keyboards until there’s peace for Ukraine.

As marketers, we understand that attention is finite and prone to waning. That’s why, as we mark one year since the invasion began, we’re committed to leveraging our skills and resources to breathe new life into the ongoing campaign for peace.

We know:

Russians are being bombarded with propaganda denying the humanity of Ukrainians.
Information breeds resistance to injustice.
Ordinary Russians have extraordinary power to influence the outcome of this war.

How you can help: We’re seeking nominations of organizations, projects, or individuals working to achieve peace for Ukraine that could use additional funding and marketing support to magnify the impact of their efforts. Selected nominees will receive the following:

€10,000 in funding to directly support their work to help end the war in Ukraine
Technical and strategic support from our team of digital media experts to amplify the impact of the funded work

Whom to nominate: Selected nominees will be able to articulate how their work can bring peace to Ukraine and how €10,000 in new funding will meaningfully propel that work forward. Self-nominations are permitted. Nominees should be engaged in work that seeks to educate Russians and Ukrainians about ways they can help stop the war by raising awareness, encouraging action, and promoting the principle of shared humanity among all people. The work should align with one or more of the following objectives:

Save Lives:
Humans fight wars; humans can also choose to not fight wars.
Let Russians who have been conscripted into the army or could be in the future know they have options to resist fighting in this unjust war. (Ex: I Want To Live Hotline).

Share Truth:
Counter Russian propaganda by communicating accurate information about the war to personal contacts. Ukrainians and Russians alike can leverage close relationships with family and friends to provide resources that can help them overcome Russian state influence. (Ex: Papa Believe Outreach Initiative).

Build Community:
Foster relationship-building and cultural exchange between Russians and Ukrainians who have fled their countries as a result of the war and have a shared desire for peace.

Submit your nomination: Please fill out the form at campaignsforhumanity.com/call-for-submissions to submit your nomination. Renaissance3 will review nominations on a rolling basis and contact both the nominator and nominee if they are being considered for an award.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digital Marketing Agency Renaissance3’s Initiative Illustrates Power of Humanity in Overcoming Divisions

24 for 24

KYIV, 24-Feb-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Prior to February 24, 2022, the people and organizations spotlighted in digital marketing agency Renaisssance3’s latest initiative were content to be parents and children; musicians and poets; businesses and workers. The company’s newest campaign, titled “24 for 24” in reference to the 24 change makers profiled–one for each of the 24 days leading up to the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine–was conceived as a series to illustrate the power our collective humanity has to overcome the forces that seek to divide us.

In her “Diary of Lviv,” Vlada Ralko writes, “The shock of war undermines ordinary perception of reality.” But “If we are united, we will be able to defeat evil,” insists Valentyna Polovnyka of Bickerstaff, a Ukrainian creative agency featured in the campaign.

Among the stories documented in “24 for 24” are those of a German father and daughter who, determined to assist the thousands of Ukrainians fleeing the bombs, journeyed 1,000 km from their home in Frankfurt to meet refugees flowing through the Polish border; an account of thousands of creatives who banded together to fight information warfare with the stated aim of preventing World War III; and Russian independent media, many in exile, who risk their security and livelihoods to provide accurate information to those who need it most.

Renaissance3–which launched Campaigns for Humanity in March 2022 as a global alliance of creatives, activists, and advertisers working toward peace in Ukraine–is an award-winning digital marketing agency that invests a portion of its profits in initiatives aligned with its guiding values of human rights, digital democracy, and more humane economies. For its work with Campaigns for Humanity, the company was named a Positive Change Winner at the 2022 KYIV International Advertising Festival.

As part of its renewed commitment to support peace in Ukraine as the war enters its second year, Renaissance3 is also announcing €10,000 funding awards, as well as technical and strategic support from its team of digital communications experts, available for nongovernmental organizations or individuals working on projects to defend Ukrainian sovereignty. To submit a nomination, visit campaignsforhumanity.com/call-for-submissions.

Follow the 24 for 24 campaign at https://campaignsforhumanity.com/24-for-24/.

To learn more about Renaissance3, please visit Renaissance3.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Dutch Digital Marketing Agency Goes for Growth with Successful MBO

Welcome to the dawn of a new digital success story! Financial advisor Cap Expand Partner have shifted digital agency MMH into high gear through access to capital that will help them achieve their strategic objectives in record time.

(IN BRIEF) Modern Media Hub, a Dutch digital marketing agency, partnered with Cap Expand Partners, a Belgium-based firm, for a successful management buy-out transaction to raise capital and accelerate growth. Cap Expand Partners, known for offering cross-border financial solutions, provided creative financing solutions and connected Modern Media Hub with the right capital provider. Details of the financing party are undisclosed.

BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2023 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — In the fast-paced world of business, companies need a reliable and experienced partner to help them achieve their goals, especially when it comes to finances in a turbulent global economy. Modern Media Hub, a Dutch digital marketing agency, found just that in Cap Expand Partners, a renowned industry leader in providing tailored M&A and financing solutions worldwide. 

Cap Expand Partners was proud to assist Modern Media Hub in raising capital to enable the company to reach its strategic objectives and accelerate growth. The Belgium-based firm is known for offering cross-border financial solutions to business owners, managers, and independent sponsors in funding their strategic growth ambitions.

“We are proud to have been a part of Modern Media Hub’s journey towards success. Their purpose-driven vision, coupled with a dedication to innovation, and unwavering commitment to community, made for a successful partnership.”  Sergio van Luijk, Managing Partner at Cap Expand.

While the financing party and details will remain undisclosed, Modern Media Hub is thrilled to have worked with Cap Expand Partners to successfully execute a management buy-out transaction, empowering its team to take a major leap forward in achieving anticipated business goals. The experts at Cap Expand Partners provided creative financing solutions, connected Modern Media Hub with precisely the type of capital provider they needed, and tied the transaction together seamlessly. 

“Working with the team at Cap Expand Partners to successfully execute our management buy-out transaction allowed us to take a major leap forward in achieving our business goals. They provided creative financing solutions and connected us with precisely the type of capital provider we needed  all leading up to a successful outcome where everyone involved could benefit from the deal.”  Sebastiaan Bergen Henegouwen, co-founder of Modern Media Hub.

To learn more about Cap Expand Partners or Modern Media Hub, please visit: https://cap-expand.be/ or https://modernmediahub.nl/

About Modern Media Hub 

Modern Media Hub is a Dutch digital marketing agency fueled by a team of modern media experts preparing businesses for the digital age. Founded in 2018 by Sebastiaan Bergen Henegouwen and Nick van den Dungen, Modern Media Hub exists to increase the impact of company brands in the field of modern media and enhance the loyalty of their customer base through content creation, creativity, and technology. Generating recurring income streams from subscription-based services such as social media management and high-end web development, Modern Media Hub helps businesses grow exponentially by reaching their target audience with authenticity

About Cap Expand Partners 

Cap Expand Partners specialize in supporting cross-border M&A initiatives with innovative financing solutions. First established in the 1970s, the family business was founded on the belief that mid-sized companies play a vital role in tackling some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Under the leadership of Sergio van Luijk, Cap Expand Partners assist companies and independent sponsors through a network of associate partners with cross-border expertise, using modern methodologies more evolved than traditionally used in the industry. 

Website: https://cap-expand.be/ or https://modernmediahub.nl/ 

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New Hires Underscore ChannelWorks’ Commitment to Global Expansion of IT Services Organization

Atlanta, GA, 2023-Feb-07 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — ChannelWorks, the premier provider for the IT channel, is pleased to announce two new notable additions to its operations and service delivery teams; Brian Danforth, Global Service Delivery Director, and Mark Allen, Head of Sales Operations EMEA.

Brian Danforth, Global Service Delivery Director, graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997, and is a Georgia Native. Serving in the customer support industry for over 26 years, he began his career as a Tier 1 support representative and worked his way up to Senior Manager of Technical Support, managing a team of 60, at a large healthcare organization. He then moved onto McKesson, where he helped the company achieve multiple support certifications.

Since 2015, he has been working within the third party maintenance industry, leading in the development and implementation of the Incident Management Department.

Since 2004, Brian has been a member of HDI – the world’s largest membership, training, and certification association for technical support professionals. He served as Vice President of Communication for the Atlanta Chapter from 2006 until 2009 and has been certified by HDI as a Helpdesk Manager, Service Strategies.

At ChannelWorks, he will focus on customer experience by improving the process and efficiencies of the service delivery team, with a specific focus on ensuring customer service level agreements and expectations are met and exceeded.

As Head of Sales Operations EMEA, Mark Allen brings nearly three decades of experience in the implementation and expansion of international hardware maintenance and professional services markets at various technology companies. Based in England, he spent more than 20 years at IBM, starting as a production line worker making hard disk drives and working his way up to managing strategic global accounts. After IBM, Mark moved into professional services and sales operations leadership roles for other UK-based technology services organizations.

At ChannelWorks, he will focus on the expansion and growth of the international third party maintenance and professional services markets within EMEA and beyond.

Michael Campbell, CEO, emphasized the importance of the two new hires in extending ChannelWorks’ global footprint, “our goal is and always has been world-class customer support. We pride ourselves on being easy to do business with, and a commitment to quality. As we continue to strengthen our services offering, Mark and Brian will be key in helping to scale these services to additional customers across the globe. I am excited to see what contributions they will bring to the team going forward.”

With over 50 years of combined experience, these new additions to the ChannelWorks’ team strengthens its global presence and highlights its continued growth and commitment to ensuring partner satisfaction at every level.

Voted an Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces 2022, ChannelWorks has demonstrated a track record of commitment to leadership in the IT channel market, through partner development, culture, values, and a focus on contributing to the circular economy.

About ChannelWorks
ChannelWorks provides complete IT asset lifecycle support, exclusively serving the IT channel. Delivering everything from hardware, customized maintenance support, and ITAD, ChannelWorks supports partners and their end-users by providing high-quality, alternative IT lifecycle solutions at considerable cost savings.

 Via EPR Network
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