All Press Releases
Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation, Chairman of Startup America and co-founder and former CEO of AOL, and Tory Burch, CEO and Designer of Tory Burch LLC, are among the global business leaders participating in WSJ Startup of the Year. Ranging from thefields of health care and philanthropy to energy and education, the 24 companies were chosen from more than 500 applications. Each startup is based in the U.S., has a prototype or proof of concept in place, and less than $10 million in annual revenue.
Founded in 2008 by first-time entrepreneur and mother-of-four, Brandi Temple, Lolly Wolly Doodle has been a pioneer in using social media to propel its business. The company refines its product designs based on real-time feedback from customers, and marries this with an innovative just-in-time manufacturing process; the result: affordable made-to-order clothing, much as Dell pioneered a just-in-time model for the PC industry. Lolly Wolly Doodle has become a social commerce success story, with a Facebook community of more than 580,000 loyal fans and engaged customers. The company has solved many of the pain points suffered by traditional clothing retailers and manufacturers, making it possible to produce personalized clothes in the United States on a mass-affordable basis.
Twitter and Everyday Health, Inc (@EverydayHealth), a comScore Top 50 media company creating original health and wellness content, have announced a global content partnership which will provide relevant health information and breaking news to the Twitter community in real time. Leveraging the reach, data and targeting capabilities of Twitter, Everyday Health content and news will be customized and contextually promoted to interested Twitter users. Typically, there aremore than 2 million health-related Tweets daily.
AddThis today announced the release of social Brand Advocates, a managed service that provides an easy way for brands to find and engage with their most loyal and active online audiences. Currently, seven out of 10 consumers interact with a brand on platforms and services outside of the brand's owned media channels. The new AddThis service, particularly when coupled with AddThis for Ads, allows brands and marketers to target audiences most likely to share and promote their branded content.
UberMedia, a leading independent developer of mobile applications and mobile advertising solutions, has appointed veterandigital media and marketing executive Michael Hayes to serve as its chief revenue and marketing officer. In his new role, starting July 1st, Hayes will be responsible for developing and driving a vigorous business strategy for the recently launched mobile advertising platform UberAds. In addition, Hayes will develop and grow UberMedia business opportunities and build the UberMedia brand for each campaign.”
SnagFilms, the five year old specialty/art/indie film free movie service today will announce the beta launch of a new Website, a little bit of a mash-up of movie service and social Website that will encourage viewers to sign up to share movie recommendations to friends and others, orpick from recommendations by Snag’s panel of film experts.
Echo360, the global leader in active and distance learning solutions, is pleased to announce that Tony Abate, the company's Chief Financial and Operating Officer, has been named Emerging Growth CFO of the Year for the 2013 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards, produced by the Northern Virginia Technology Council(NVTC). Now in its 17th year, the awards recognize CFOs and financiers for extraordinary achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the Greater Washington region's technology community. Among his notable accomplishments in the last year, Abate closed a $30M financing round led Revolution Growth, managed two acquisitions, and flawlessly led the company's operations and product development efforts during a period when Echo360 has experienced a 35 percent CAGR.
ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN) ("ePals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the final tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of senior secured convertible debentures (the "Debentures"), issuing Debentures in a principal amount of $1,250,000 to Difference Capital Funding Inc. Pursuant to the private placement, ePals has issued Debentures in an aggregate principal amount of $7,750,000.
UberMedia, a leading independent developer of mobile applications and mobile advertising solutions, has launched UberAds. UberAds analyzes public social media signals to derive consumer intent -- such as interest in buying a car, running, shopping, music -- and combines that with geo-location and dynamically created ads to deliver significantly superior results. UberAds technology can deliver timely and useful advertisements to targeted consumers across multiple screens. UberAds turns intrusive advertising into invited advertising.
newBrandAnalytics Joins Top Executives to Discuss Social Media Measurement at the Corporate Social Media Summit, June 12-13 in New York (press release) Equities May 21, 2013 http://www.equities.com/news/consumergoods/2013-05-21/1425234/newbrandanalytics-joins-top-executives-to-discuss-social.story newBrandAnalytics (nBA), the social intelligence expert for the food and beverage, hotel, andretail industries, will join more than 250 major American brands for the Corporate Social Media Summit, to be held June 12-13 in New York City. The summit will feature a global audience of senior social media, marketing andcommunications professionals, and will focus on social business for a superior marketing response, sharper corporate decision-making, enhanced innovation and a happier, more loyal customer.
Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide active and distance learning solutions, announced that City University of Hong Kong is enhancing teaching and learning with instructional video created and published using Echo360 technology. The University is expanding its use of Echo360 because of a rapidly changing academic culture that places personalized learning, social collaboration and immediate access for students at the forefront of the institution's curriculum strategy. By creating and sharing an active learning environment created with Echo360, CityU achieves a globalized campus, potentially reaching instructors and students from any location in the world.
Everyday Health, Inc., the leader in multi-platform content focused on health and wellness proves healthy entertainment is truly engaging audiences as its syndicated television shows, Recipe Rehab and Everyday Health, received nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards as announced Wednesday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Both programs are in excellent company alongside programs from Food Network and PBS. Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 14 and will be telecast on the Turner Broadcast Networks, HLN on Sunday, June 16.