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TickTrader: How the ever-relevant trading platform was developed

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The removal of MetaTrader 4 and 5 apps from the App Store, along with the fact that MetaQuotes has put on hold accepting applications for white-label solutions for MT4 and MT5 trading platforms, reminds us how volatile the field of Forex trading technology can be. Therefore, we deem it necessary to remind our followers of the factors that come into play when we develop a white-label technology to launch a Forex broker. One such example is our TickTrader trading platform, which allows brokers to issue white-label licenses — and place their own trading applications in the App Store and Google Play sans restrictions. Flexible range of functions Regardless of the type of audience we are addressing; our trading platform should be able to meet the needs of both novice and experienced users. Newcomers may not plan to use custom alerts or create their own EA yet, but what if they do in the future? By identifying these needs in advance, we can greatly improve our chances of keeping old customers and attracting new ones with the growth of our business. Advanced users will appreciate features such as one/double-click trading mode (perfect for analyzing fast-moving markets), advanced trading alerts with the ability to bind on the server side (so client activity is not tied to the state of trading applications), or detailed charts with the options to draw, view volumes, trades, and set alerts. Choosing a trading account that best suits one’s needs Clients should be able to select the account type that best suits their needs based on the currencies they want to trade, the instruments, the initial deposit, the brokerage bonus offer, etc. With the TickTrader trading platform, one can open both margin accounts (leveraged) and spot exchange accounts (cash), with margin accounts subdivided into gross and net. Advanced order types It would be useful if advanced orders were offered in addition to the usual order types (market and pending orders, including Stop, Limit, and Stop Limit orders), allowing experienced traders to develop more complex trading strategies. In addition to complex orders such as Good Till Cancel or Hidden, the TickTrader Trading Platform also allows the creation of order strategies such as Ladder or OTA (One Triggers Another). As a result, users will be able to adapt to different market conditions much more easily. Slippage control To avoid or reduce slippage, it is desirable to apply a slippage control function. For the TickTrader trading platform, Slippage control implies the following operating principle: the Slippage control value is added to the price of the client's market order, then an IOC (Immediate or Cancel) order is placed. The liquidity provider commits to execute this limit order at the available prices, but not below the limit order price. A terminal for each platform With multi-language web, desktop, and mobile terminals, our clients may select the most effective manner to use our services. Four different types of client terminals, each with a specialized set of features created for a specific context, are available through the TickTrader trading platform. The TickTrader desktop terminal offers access to both low-latency marginal trading and exchange of FX and Crypto products, as well as high-end features. With the TickTrader Web Terminal, one can access TickTrader from anywhere with only a computer and an internet connection. Last but not least, the TickTrader mobile terminal (available for iOS and Android) offers convenient 24/7 access to mobile Forex and exchange trading through the Internet. A comprehensive API kit The TickTrader trading server's application programming interfaces kit enables developers to build specialized trading tools and interfaces for use with no-terminal trading. The Web REST API, Sockets API, FIX API, SFX, and Manager API are all included in the TickTrader trading platform API kit. Among other functions, the TickTrader’s API kit allows users to receive detailed information about financial instruments, user accounts, and trading operations, and connect securely to the TickTrader Server to get information about quote flows (currencies, symbols). Business side features We have discussed the advantages that the trading platform may offer to the end user above, but we must remember, nevertheless, that there are many helpful features hidden inside that will make the lives of administrators much easier. We will examine the modules built as a part of the TickTrader trading platform administrative architecture because every software supplier approaches this problem differently. Sublicensing Customers that use the TickTrader Trading Platform as part of a white-label solution may now provide sublicensing services. As soon as the solution is implemented, the sublicensing system is immediately usable and relatively straightforward. As part of the contract with Soft-FX, the software buyer is entitled to supply a sub-license and possibly boost their earnings through increased trading volumes and extra commissions. Algo-Studio The protocols included in TickTrader Algo Studio enable the creation and operation of algorithmic trading systems. It has pre-installed market-maker algorithms that provide administrators the power to control price flow, liquidity, and pricing guidelines for any token or derivative product. A collection of trading bots and pre-built algorithmic trading systems are also included in the TickTrader trading platform software package, which also offers the option to import and convert strategies from MT4 and MT5 for usage in TickTrader in the future. Stock Events Module This module enables tailoring stock operations on the trading platform in accordance with corporate events that take place at a specific period. Any move that significantly alters a stock-issuing corporation and affects its stakeholders is referred to as a corporate action. Corporate activities include things like dividends, stock splits, mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs, all of which can demand a lot of processing time and resources in the absence of automation. For instance, stock splits may cause significant gaps to appear on the chart, giving the appearance of a sudden price decline. Technical indicators would provide false sale signals based on the chart. A technique to prevent such situations is the TickTrader Stock Events module. By removing any gaps left behind after occurrences like splits, dividends, and mergers and acquisitions, this functionality enables us to change data and make our platform as adaptable as feasible. Liquidity Aggregation The TickTrader trading platform may be set up to produce market depth feed and enhance liquidity flow diversity. Utilizing a strong matching engine, for instance, enables customers to create internal liquidity and operate as both price givers and takers of prices. This implies that we will be able to contribute our clients' orders to the market depth in addition to the liquidity from external providers. This can greatly lower the costs associated with the fees paid to the liquidity providers. Expanded alternatives for risk management provide a hybrid A-book/B-book paradigm that is implemented through a trading multiplier system, allowing for the assignment of a trading multiplier to each trading account on the platform. The multiplier's value affects how much of the proposed trading volume is sent to the outside market, allowing us to manage successful clients in accordance with current company goals. Admin Console TickTrader has a comfortable administrative console. The workflow and user interface were created with an emphasis on the possibility of completely varied experiences among the employees who will utilize this capability. For example: dealing department workers who have prior expertise utilizing the admin and manager components of MT4 and MT5 should find it quite simple to grasp the TickTrader admin panel. In conclusion We hope that the details above have helped you get a clearer idea of how a dependable white-label trading platform's functionality is designed and executed. Our staff is here to answer any questions you may have about the TickTrader trading platform, which gives consumers the option to perform trading operations on both a cryptocurrency exchange and an FX brokerage. This platform serves as a strong basis for the exchange and brokerage industries. Contact us! This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

December 16, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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QUEEN OF VERSAILLES REIGNS AGAIN FINDS SECOND WINDOW ON HBO MAX

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HBO Max announced the second window run of the hit series Queen of Versailles Reigns Again. The series premiered earlier this year on discovery+ and will be available to stream again in a second window run, beginning Wednesday, December 14 on HBO Max. The series follows Jackie Siegel as she reveals the renovation journey of her family’s famous 90,000 square-foot home. In 2012, the world was introduced to Jackie Siegel and her quest to build the largest single-family home in America in the hit documentary The Queen of Versailles. After a stock market plummet nearly killed her dream home, Jackie and her family are ready to return to their famous 90,000 square-foot home. Offering the first glimpse inside the home since the documentary premiered a decade ago, the series will chronicle a vast renovation project, including the completion of five kitchens, a 35-car garage, 150-person dining room, ballroom and the family’s very own British-style pub. As an intriguing fixture in pop culture, Siegel has made headlines with mainstream media and has appeared on hit television shows like Bravo’s Flipping Out, Below Deck Mediterranean, Watch What Happens Live, ABC’s Nightline & The Doctors. Siegel is also a dedicated philanthropist and founded the Victoria’s Voice Foundation in honor of her late daughter, Victoria, who passed of a drug overdose at 18-years-old. The tragedy has trajected her family into a new life purpose: to save lives through drug prevention programs. The foundation aims to bring drug prevention education into the schools, offer healthy social media opportunities for young people, and assist first responders in receiving and administering Narcan to overdose victims. The former Mrs. Florida America is also involved in the national Mrs. America organization and many of the contestants have become outspoken advocates of Victoria ’ s Voice. Queen of Versailles Reigns Again is produced by AMPLE Entertainment. About AMPLE Entertainment Founded by Ari Mark and Phil Lott, AMPLE Entertainment is a production company dedicated to hands-on, filmmaker led premium content. Since launching six years ago, the company has produced multiple series, specials and documentaries including The Invisible Pilot (HBO) with Adam McKay, 9 Months with Courteney Cox (Facebook), Could You Survive The Movies? (YouTube Originals), Murder in the Heartland (Discovery+), Lost Gold of World War II (History), The Lost Women of NXIVM (Investigation Discovery), Cold Case Files (A&E, Netflix), Queen of VersaillesReigns Again (Discovery+) among many more. The company is developing and producing a slate of premium films and series, including the natural-history film Kangaroo Valley (Netflix), the feature documentary After the Fyre with Fremantle Media, and several unannounced premium stranger-than-fiction limited series. Ample has won Emmy Awards for their YouTube series Could You Survive the Movies? and 9 Months with Courteney Cox for Facebook. In 2020, the company launched Ample Nature, the first dedicated Los Angeles-based natural-history unit. Contact Details Full Scope PR Jack Ketsoyan +1 323-321-2004 jack@fullscopepr.com

December 15, 2022 10:31 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Origin Dollar OUSD V2 Launch to Attract Users Burnt by FTX, BlockFi, and Voyager With Safer Alternative

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By Ryan McNamara, Benzinga Contributor At a time when uncertainty in crypto is at an all time high, Origin Protocol launched OUSD V2, allowing users to take full control of their yield directly from their crypto wallet. Users that hold OUSD see their token balance grow in their wallet –– the entire process is passive. After diving into the mechanics of Origin Dollar, it’s clear that Origin’s decentralized solution is a secure alternative to risky centralized finance (CeFi) interest alternatives. The protocol’s new yield generation strategies are audited by OpenZeppelin, the auditors of Coinbase, Aave, and the Ethereum Foundation. In response to recent CeFi failures, Origin seeks to give power back to users through true asset ownership. Origin Dollar is completely transparent, fully collateralized, and has instant liquidity at all times via Ethereum’s blockchain. With the implementation of new Convex and Morpho strategies for OUSD V2, Origin Dollar now provides the highest stablecoin interest rates available on a risk-adjusted basis. “Origin has been building OUSD with a security-first philosophy for years. For a long time, the yield on OUSD was inline with what’s found on USDC and DAI, and it’s incredibly exciting to see the improvements made to the protocol this month. Over the last 30-days, OUSD has earned holders over 6% APY. That’s over twice the rate of the prior month with no additional risk, thanks to OUSD V2,” said Josh Fraser, co-founder at Origin Protocol. OUSD has deployed two new strategies for yield generation using the Convex protocol. As evidence of Origin’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing security, both strategies have been audited by industry leading auditing firm, OpenZeppelin. View the full audit findings here. The strategies are designed to provide liquidity to decentralized stablecoin exchange Curve’s 3Pool (3CRV) via different mechanics. 3CRV comprises USDC, USDT, and DAI – the three stables that act as collateral for OUSD. Origin’s long-standing partnership with both Convex and Curve has allowed us to implement these strategies and innovate on their efficiency. "OUSD empowers individuals to own their crypto, which has been brought into the limelight in 2022. And for new users, OUSD is the perfect way to dip one’s feet into DeFi. There’s no need for active management, and yield is passively earned and deposited to one’s web3 wallet daily.” Nicolau continued, “OUSD is also a great tool for DAOs. Most DAOs want to stay decentralized and directly own their assets, so it’s hard to manage funds off-chain or trust another party to manage a DAO’s treasury. With OUSD, DAO treasuries can directly own their assets like any other token, and interest from OUSD’s collateral will be deposited into the DAO treasury daily.” - Andra Nicolau Head of BD, OUSD As centralized crypto alternatives must fight to gain back investors’ trust, decentralized finance and OUSD offer an opportunity to eliminate trust completely. With funds managed by code instead of humans, the risk-profile of DeFi is far different than the risks on centralized exchanges. OUSD remains fully collateralized, transparent, and permissionless on Ethereum. OUSD is only one of six projects that have received a AAA security rating from premier decentralized insurance platform InsurAce. All smart contracts are meticulously audited prior to deployment, as has been done with the convex strategies via OpenZeppelin. OUSD is a constantly evolving protocol. Origin is consistently working to build new strategies on top of Curve, Convex, Aave, and Compound to deliver the best possible yields to holders. These strategies and allocations can be viewed via OUSD’s governance portal and will be subject to the same rigorous security measures currently being utilized. As part of Origin’s commitment to transparency, all OUSD allocations and statistics can be accessed via the analytics dashboard. Holding OUSD allows you to benefit from incredible APYs using the space’s hardest collateral, deployed to premier, battle-tested DeFi protocols. Yield is delivered straight to your wallet – no lockups required. About Origin Protocol Founded in 2017, Origin Protocol is a web3 pioneer developing innovative products in the crypto industry’s fastest growing verticals of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized finance (DeFi). Origin’s NFT platform, Origin Story, the platform’s NFT product, has powered NFT sales like 3LAU's $11.7M record-breaking music sale, the Charlie Bit My Finger viral video sale that generated global headlines, Paris Hilton’s iconic “Past Lives, New Beginnings” series drop, and many more. Origin has worked with top NFT creators like Trevor Jones and Alotta Money as well as brands like Rolling Stones and Inspiration4/SpaceX, in addition to developing branded marketplaces for beloved NFT collections, including Pudgy Penguins and Karafuru. Contact Details ORIGIN PROTOCOL MEDIA CONTACT Denis Serikov | ThronePR denis@thronepr.com Company Website https://www.originprotocol.com/

December 15, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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ADDING A LITTLE “YAY” TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON Meaghan Murphy – Author of Your Fully Charged Life and Lifestyle Expert Provides Tips to Enhance the Holidays

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/3imJXHAmsTQ It’s the time of year to celebrate with friends and loved ones. Lifestyle Expert and Author or Your Fully Charged Life, Meaghan Murphy has a few ways to add a little “YAY” to the holiday season. DRESS FOR THE OCCASSION Trends experts predict robust spending and larger gatherings over the coming weeks. Murphy says a great way to get started is to set the overall tone. “Think about the ambiance… lighting, decorations, and mood music. However, you also want to look the role,” she adds, “So, if you’re like me and planning to host your friends and family this holiday, I suggest shopping J.Jill to find your perfect holiday hosting outfit.” This Wearever Draped-Front Midi Dress is the perfect dress for any hosting occasion. It has flattering crossover draping and the midi length makes it perfect with tights and boots. Murphy says, “These garments also make the perfect gifts for the favorite women in your life, or yourself,” she continues, “I love the Pure Jill Reversible Sherpa Jacket. One side is a plush faux suede and the other is plush cozy Sherpa, so it's like having two coats in one. A blanket scarf is the epitome of cozy, and this one has a brushed texture for added softness.” J.Jill also has extended sizing, XS – 4X online and XS – 2X in-store. Visit your local J.Jill store or JJill.com to find your favorite pieces. Social media handles: Facebook: @ jjillstyle Instagram: @ jjillstyle GET CONNECTED This is the season to connect with friends and loved ones and Murphy says everybody loves a holiday greeting card, or e-card that shows up in your email. But these days, it’s really about using technology to engage with those around us. “That’s why I love the Nextdoor app,” says Murphy, “It’s a neighborhood network that connects you to your neighbors online and in the real world.” Nextdoor’s purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on—and that’s especially important during the holiday season. “Whether you're hosting a cookie exchange, donating to a local charity, or looking for hidden gem boutiques to shop small, Nextdoor is your neighborhood holiday hub. This is a great way to sell things, organize events, and spread the word locally. Download the app or head to nextdoor.com to join your neighborhood,” says Murphy. For more information go to https://nextdoor.com/. Social media handles: @Nextdoor RECIPE LIFESAVERS The lifestyle expert says it’s important to prepare the menu ahead of time, adding “Over the next few weeks there’s a lot going on and a lot to plan. Think about the guests invited to your party and if there are any dietary restrictions. If you aren’t sure, it’s alright to ask within the invitation.” She always recommends starting with some easy apps and meals. One tip is to use frozen meatballs in a holiday recipe. “I grab Farm Rich Meatballs at my local grocery and stock my freezer. This time of year, I like to make pomegranate glazed meatballs. It usually takes about 15 minutes prep time and 30 minutes to cook… the end result is fantastic,” says Murphy. She highlights the many different ways frozen meatballs can enhance a dish. “You can also add them to easy to make turkey meatball soup and cola glazed recipes,” Murphy says, “Personally, I really love adding them to a charcuterie tray. All of these dishes are warm, hearty, and satisfying. Your guests will absolutely love them.” For more information and easy to make recipes, go to FarmRich.com Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 15, 2022 09:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Season Retail Sales Forecasts Are Down – Yoshitsu Could Be Well Placed To Make The Most Of Potentially More Robust Wholesale Trends As Demand Is Pulled Forward

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Consumer behavior has changed in many ways since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in 2020. One of the key changes was in the way people did their shopping. Most people had to work from home at the time and due to the stay-at-home orders and multiple lockdowns, consumers looked for avenues to shop online and avoid indoor venues like shopping malls and restaurants. E-commerce witnessed an all-time peak in 2020 increasing by $244.2 billion or 43%, rising from $571.2 billion in 2019 to $815.4 billion in 2020. Two years on, these consumer behavior changes continue to be evidenced and e-commerce seems to be here to stay with many brands pivoting their business strategies to include e-commerce in a more significant way to remain competitive. Even with e-commerce, the holiday season is usually the perfect time for a boost in sales, when holiday discounts, gift-giving, festivities, parties and social pressures create a massive influx of consumer spending. Holiday Ecommerce Sales Growth In 2022 Could Likely Drop Below Pre-Pandemic Levels Although the fabulously high levels of e-commerce sales reached during the pandemic and its corresponding holiday season may have been something of an exception, typically the U.S. has always seen a double-digit increase in e-commerce growth during the holiday season. During 2021 the increase in retail e-commerce sales dipped to below pre-pandemic levels to 8.6%, seemingly on account of the post-pandemic economic slowdown –- with cash-strapped consumers being hesitant to open their wallets. The downward trend may continue this year, with reports estimating that U.S. consumers will spend even less in the 2022 holiday season. E-commerce sales seem set to grow by an underwhelming 2.5% according to Insider Intelligence. One of the factors affecting this number could be the sales events that e-commerce giants like Amazon and Walmart initiated in October, ahead of the holiday season which have likely pulled demand forward. While the retail e-commerce scenario seems not so encouraging, wholesale e-commerce could continue to thrive regardless of seasonal trends, as the key drivers of the business are quite different for wholesale e-commerce as compared to retail. Wholesale Businesses Might Benefit Greatly From Using Ecommerce Wholesale e-commerce is a business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce model where businesses sell products in bulk at a discounted price to other businesses, instead of selling products individually to consumers – essentially acting as the intermediary between the manufacturer and the distributor or retailer. A significant advantage of e-commerce for wholesale businesses is that they aren't bound by physical location and can reach customers all around the globe via their website, social media and various marketplaces. Moreover, e-commerce makes life much more convenient for wholesalers by enabling them to research options and make their purchases right from their mobile phones while on the move, without having to involve sales. In addition, by using e-commerce platforms, wholesalers can lower or even eliminate unnecessary costs even as they expand their online presence, resulting in improved profitability. Yoshitsu’s Wholesale Businesses Could Help It Sail Through The Holiday Season Tokyo-based Yoshitsu Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: TKLF), a Japanese retailer and wholesaler of beauty and health products, home goods and food has seemingly benefitted from its mixed model approach of straddling both the wholesale and retail business worlds and selling its products through the use of e-commerce as well as via brick and mortar stores. Yoshitsu has an extensive business network both in Japan and abroad, including over 200 wholesale clients, numerous online stores in China, Korea and Japan, several franchise stores in the United States, Canada, China (Hong Kong) and the United Kingdom, apart from company-operated stores in Japan. The company’s online stores, franchised stores and wholesale operations account for up to 95% of its revenue, which hit $221.51 million in 2021, up from $139.57 million in 2020. The company has been expanding its warehouse operations to support its wholesale businesses and as part of its proposed global expansion in Europe, recently leased its first 2,362-square-foot warehouse in London. Yoshitsu also recently opened a new retail store in China (Hong Kong) as part of the company's long-term plan to expand its presence in China. China reportedly contributed 75% of the company's annual revenue in 2021 and the company was also featured as one of the top five stocks to buy to invest in China in a recently published article on WealthyVC. The health and beauty products market in Japan is expected to grow from $24.6 billion in 2022 to $29.7 billion in 2025. In North America, it is projected to do even better and reach $455.1 billion, and in China it's expected to grow to $137.7 billion during the same time frame. With its growing footprint in all the right markets, and a strong wholesale and retail presence straddling both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar approaches, Yoshitsu could be positioned for growth in the coming years. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

December 14, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Benzinga To Host This Year’s Premiere Alternative Investment Event

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Click Here to check out Benzinga's 2022 Alternative Investing Event Riding the momentum of its Future of Crypto event and the Benzinga Fintech Deal Day and Awards, Benzinga is looking to score a hat trick in December with its next iteration of events, bringing an impressive panel of notables in the alternative investment space for an in-depth dive into the industry. Benzinga is set to host its Alternative Investing Event this Wednesday, December 14th, 2022. The event will be live streamed starting at 11am EST and will feature respected and notable leaders within the alternative investments space. Hear more from companies seeking to provide retail investors access to investment opportunities traditionally reserved for institutions and high-net-worth individuals. The speakers include: Sachin Jhangiani, Co-Founder and CEO of Elevate.Money Artem Milinchuk, Founder and Head of Strategy and Special Projects at Farm Together David Koifman, Vice President of Sales, and Erik Straub, Head of Product and Co-Founder of Kickfurther Brian Sigler, Managing Director of Investor Relations at Realty Mogul Joe Ollis, Chief Investment Officer at Peak Group Alex Epstein, Associate in Real Estate Investment Banking at LEX Markets Itai Avneri, Deputy CEO and COO, INX Watch the event LIVE here: This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

December 13, 2022 01:40 PM Eastern Standard Time

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COMCAST IS ROLLING OUT MULTI-GIG INTERNET SPEEDS TO SALT LAKE CITY HOMES AND BUSINESSES

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Today Comcast launched an additional multi-gig Internet speed tier over its fiber-backed network to Xfinity and Comcast Business customers in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is the first community in Utah where Comcast is beginning to deliver download speeds of up to 2 Gbps over the network connections already existing in homes and businesses today. Once the rollout is complete, these multi-gig speeds will be available in all of Comcast’s service area in Salt Lake City, as well as throughout Comcast’s entire footprint in Utah. The new offerings are part of a nationwide rollout that will reach more than 50 million homes and businesses before the end of 2025 – making it the largest- and fastest-ever multi-gig network and WiFi deployment in the United States. In addition to multi-gigabit download speeds, Comcast is introducing faster upload speeds in Salt Lake City to Xfinity Internet customers who choose xFi Complete. New speeds will be paired with Comcast’s multi-gig Wi-Fi experience, which delivers the industry’s best combination of speed, coverage, and control, powered by one of the world’s first Wi-Fi 6E Gateways. Xfinity and Comcast Business customers will receive up to 5x to 10X faster upload speeds than their current levels. Comcast will begin offering 10G-enabled multi-gig symmetrical services in 2023. Network data shows downstream traffic remains 14X greater than upload, so the introduction of symmetrical upload speeds will be well in advance of demand. "One key takeaway from the pandemic remains clear: high-speed internet access is critical for everyone," said J.D. Keller, senior vice president, Comcast Mountain West Division. "Utah businesses need reliable, high-speed internet services -- students need to complete homework -- and families need to connect to loved ones around the globe. Comcast's continued investments in our network ensure Utahns have the technology to participate in today's digital world." “Investing in technology and infrastructure ensures Salt Lake City maintains the fastest and most reliable internet service for our residents,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “In my work as a founding member of the Utah Broadband Coalition, I’ve seen how the benefits of Comcast’s investments extend to businesses, government organizations, students and all Utahns; including seniors, veterans and those in low-income households. We greatly appreciate Comcast’s announcement today because it prepares us for tomorrow’s demands.” Faster speeds are just one of the consumer benefits made possible through Comcast’s continued efforts to evolve its entire network to 10G. 10G is a next-generation technology platform supported by a global collaboration of companies in the Internet industry focused on building networks that stay ahead of consumer demand for connectivity. Over the past several years, Comcast has been transitioning to a digital network technology – powered by a virtualized platform – that delivers greater reliability and increased performance. With it, rather than maintaining, updating, and replacing traditional analog network appliances by hand – which can take days or even weeks – Comcast engineers can reliably maintain, troubleshoot, and upgrade core network components almost instantly, with a few keystrokes on a laptop or mobile app. This also makes the network much more energy efficient and is an important element of Comcast’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2035. Because Comcast is evolving its entire network architecture, equipment, and customer devices, it’s uniquely positioned to deliver these advancements in speed, reliability, and performance to everyone it serves, not just a select few. And because much of this work is powered by software, these changes can be made with far less disruption to customers than other technologies. The new multi-gig speeds are available today to Xfinity and Comcast Business customers in parts of Salt Lake City and will be rolled out to Comcast markets across the country through 2025. Visit Xfinity or Comcast Business to learn more and sign up for these exciting new products. More about Comcast in Utah: · Comcast has nearly 700 miles of fiber in Salt Lake City – nearly 5,000 miles throughout the state of Utah. · More than 1 million homes and businesses have access to Xfinity and Comcast Business products and services statewide, including more than 100,000 in Salt Lake City. · Comcast has invested more than $389.6M in its network in Utah alone in the last three years. · We make continuous strategic investments in building broadband network capacity to stay ahead of demand — effectively doubling our capacity every 2.5 years. · Since 2011, Comcast has connected nearly 160,000 income-constrained Utahns to the Internet through its Internet Essentials Program –the nation’s largest and most successful private-sector low-income broadband adoption program. The program provides income-eligible people the ability to connect to the Internet for $9.95 per month. Additionally, Comcast participates in the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program which provides those who are eligible a $30 per month credit for the Internet service. · As part of Comcast’s ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the internet, Comcast also worked with our network of nonprofit, community, and city partners to equip nearly 39 locations across Utah with WiFi- connected Lift Zones where students and adults can get online, participate in learning and workforce development trainings, and access critical resources. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Deneiva Knight +1 520-345-9792 deneiva_knight@comcast.com Company Website https://utah.comcast.com/

December 13, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Standard Time

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CSG RECEIVES “AA” ESG RATING FROM MSCI

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CSG ® (NASDAQ: CSGS) today announced that it has received a “AA” ESG rating from MSCI, an upgrade from CSG’s “A” rating in 2021. MSCI, a provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, uses a “AAA” to “CCC” ratings scale to measure over 8,500 companies according to their exposure to industry-specific and financially material ESG risks, and their ability to manage those risks relative to peers. MSCI’s ESG ratings reports help institutional investors identify companies’ ESG risks and opportunities. “We are honored to receive a “AA” ESG rating from MSCI,” said Brian Shepherd, CEO, CSG. “CSG is a purpose-driven SaaS company that strives to create a better, more future-ready world for our customers, employees, and the communities in which we operate. Over the last two years, we have improved our MSCI rating from “BBB” in 2020 to “AA” this year. CSG is deeply committed to elevating every part of our business with ESG, diversity, equity, and inclusion being foundational to our culture. We are excited to continue our journey to help make the world more sustainable and inclusive.” Guided by its membership in the UN Global Compact and the Ten Principles of the Compact, CSG is focused on three core areas of corporate responsibility: community impact, environmental stewardship, and digital inclusion. About CSG CSG empowers companies to build unforgettable experiences, making it easier for people and businesses to connect with, use and pay for the services they value most. Our customer experience, billing and payments solutions help companies of any size make money and make a difference. With our SaaS solutions, company leaders can take control of their future, and tap into guidance along the way from our more than 5k-strong experienced global CSG services team. Want to learn more about how to be a change maker and industry shaper like our 1,000-plus clients? Visit csgi.com to learn more. Copyright © 2022 CSG Systems International, Inc. and/or its affiliates (“CSG”). All rights reserved. CSG® is a registered trademark of CSG Systems International, Inc. All third-party trademarks, service marks, and/or product names which are referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners, and all rights therein are reserved. Contacts: John Rea Investor Relations +1 (210) 687-4409 john.rea@csgi.com Contact Details Tammy Hovey +1 917-520-2751 tammy.hovey@csgi.com Company Website https://www.csgi.com

December 13, 2022 07:25 AM Mountain Standard Time

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Shareholder: Zuckerberg Should Follow Musk’s Lead and Release ‘Facebook Files’

National Legal & Policy Center

As Elon Musk breaks blockbuster news almost daily with releases of internal communications and documents that reveal how much former Twitter executives lied to the public about its censorship practices, a Meta shareholder is calling upon CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take similar steps to be transparent with his current and former Facebook customers. National Legal and Policy Center – which owns stock in the Mountain View, Calif. social media company – will sponsor a shareholder proposal at the company’s next annual meeting in May 2023. The resolution calls for the tech giant to disclose requests it has received from the federal government to remove content from its Facebook platform. “Mark Zuckerberg admitted, matter-of-factly, to Joe Rogan earlier this year that the FBI led Facebook’s moderators to believe the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “There are countless other examples of requests by government for Facebook to censor users – indeed, the company even created an online censorship portal with the word ‘takedowns’ in it, for the government to submit such requests.” “Meta shares today are worth one-third of what they were valued on January 1 st of this year,” Chesser added. “Mr. Zuckerberg has used the company as his personal playground to pursue his metaverse fantasies, while letting Facebook wither by reputational ruin. He blames Apple’s privacy protection measures for Facebook’s revenue woes, but the truth is the social media platform is dying from self-inflicted wounds like censorship, which is driving users away.” The text of NLPC’s proposal for a “Report on Government Take-Down Requests” for Meta’s 2023 annual meeting follows: RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Company”) provide a report, published on the Company’s website and updated semi-annually – and omitting proprietary information and at reasonable cost – that specifies the Company’s policy in responding to requests to remove or take down content from its platforms by the Executive Office of the President, Members of Congress, or any other agency, entity or subcontractor on behalf of the United States Government. This report shall also include an itemized listing of such “takedown” requests, including the name and title of the official making the request; the nature and scope of the request; the date of the request; the Company’s action or inaction to the request; and a reason or rationale for the Company’s response, or lack thereof. SUPPORTING STATEMENT: In Bantam Books, Inc. vs. Sullivan (1963), and in other cases, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that private entities may not engage in suppression of speech at the behest of government, as it has the same effect as direct government censorship. On July 15, 2021, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked, “Can you talk a little bit more about this request for tech companies to be more aggressive in policing misinformation? Has the administration been in touch with any of these companies and are there any actions that the federal government can take to ensure their cooperation, because we’ve seen, from the start, there’s not a lot of action on some of these platforms.” Psaki replied, “Sure. Well, first, we are in regular touch with these social media platforms, and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff, but also members of our COVID-19 team, given, as (Surgeon General) Dr. (Vivek) Murthy conveyed, this is a big issue of misinformation, specifically on the pandemic.” Evidence – and testimony by Company Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg – shows the Company has been subject to overtures from the U.S. government to censor. For example, in a podcast interview in August 2022, Mr. Zuckerberg said Facebook restricted reach among users to a New York Post article about Hunter Biden’s laptop, after the FBI told the Company to be on “high alert” for so-called “Russian propaganda.” Also, Facebook maintained a “content requests system” for use by government and law enforcement to request censorship of so-called “disinformation.” The Internet domain for the company’s portal even has the word “takedowns” in it. Shareholders need to know whether the Company cooperates with government officials engaged in unconstitutional censorship, opening the Company to liability claims by victims. Shareholders also need to know whether the Company fails to disclose these potential liabilities as material risks in its public filings. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

December 12, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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