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Comcast Plans Major Network Expansion in Texas

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Comcast announced today it will significantly expand its next-generation network, the Xfinity 10G Network, in a major way across several southeast Texas counties in 2023. The media and technology company said it will invest more than $100 million to install at least one thousand miles of new fiber-rich highways that will reach up to 80,000 homes and businesses by the end of this year. The planned expansions add to Comcast’s ongoing $2.8 billion investment in Texas over the last three years. Network expansion efforts will begin in Kingwood, Pinehurst, Prairie View, Waller, New Caney and Conroe. Construction will continue in other communities that have ongoing network infrastructure builds in the Houston area. Construction has started in Kingwood, which will be the largest expansion of the year; it is expected to be complete by the end of 2023 and will reach nearly 24,000 Kingwood homes and businesses. These locations will have the foundational next-generation network in place to begin deploying DOCSIS 4.0, setting the stage for the introduction of new symmetrical multi-gigabit Internet options. “We will bring our fiber-rich network to twice the number of homes and businesses this year compared to the number we passed last year,” said Ralph Martinez, Senior Regional Vice President of Comcast’s Texas Region. “Southeast Texas’ rural and suburban communities have been growing fast, and we are building out our next-generation Comcast network in tandem with the growth. We will continue to expand to even more rural communities in the next few years.” Once complete, Comcast, the nation’s largest provider of 1.2 Gigabit per second speeds, will give consumers access to reliable and fast Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Mobile service that outperforms its competitors. Comcast engineers have also developed multiple artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that make the network faster and more reliable while delivering up to 100 Gbps for Comcast Business customers. In addition, Comcast’s next-generation technology provides multiple layers of security that automatically detect and block hundreds of thousands of cyber events every second, and a Smart Network that automates many core network functions and dramatically reduces the number of outages. “Access to reliable internet and telecommunications services is something that we cannot go without in our day-to-day activities,” said Houston Mayor Pro-Tem and Kingwood resident, Dave Martin. “Comcast and their new construction project in Kingwood is a perfect example of a business working to bridge the gap to connect more people to much-needed services while increasing accessibility to much-needed services and their dependability. I appreciate Comcast’s partnership and commitment to District E.” Comcast is also committed to addressing digital equity in communities we serve, through Project UP, the company’s $1 billion dollar commitment to help tens of millions of people connect to the internet and build futures of unlimited possibilities. Last year, Comcast Texas invested more than one million dollars to help local community organizations provide personalized digital skills training, offer workforce development/readiness workshops and other tech education to students, adults, and people with disabilities. The funding also supports ongoing efforts to build awareness about connectivity programs like Internet Essentials and the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which offers eligible households up to $30/month credit, or up to $75 for households on tribal lands, for home Internet. Comcast proudly participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program, and offers Internet Essentials Plus, a $29.95/month home Internet service that is effectively free for eligible households, once the ACP credit is applied. Interested customers can visit Xfinity.com/ACP or call 1-800-Xfinity to learn more about this program and find out if they qualify. For more construction details and updates, visit ComcastTexas.com/Expansion. Powered by the Xfinity 10G Network Comcast’s next-generation network and Internet experience are powering homes today and into the future: · Ultimate Capacity: Xfinity customers connect nearly 1 billion devices across the company’s network annually. The Xfinity 10G Network with the next-generation Xfinity gateways deliver the most advanced WiFi technology carrying three times more bandwidth to power streaming, gaming, videoconferencing, and more, simultaneously. · Fastest Internet: 10 million+ Xfinity Internet customers subscribe to gigabit speed products, and Ookla rated Xfinity the fastest Internet provider at the end of 2022*. Symmetrical gig speeds to the first homes are planned for later this year. · Unprecedented Coverage: The latest Xfinity Gateway provides a more reliable connection throughout the home. Customers can get wall-to-wall WiFi coverage with a powerful xFi Pod that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas, with plans for an offering of increased support for in-home WiFi through a “boost guarantee” later this year. · Most Reliable Connection: Comcast is scaling the nation’s largest and most reliable network – the Xfinity 10G Network – that passes 60 million homes and business and counting. The company plans to launch a new device that is “storm-ready” with cellular and battery backup to help keep customers connected even when the power goes out. · Ultra-Low Latency: The Xfinity 10G Network and the latest xFi Gateway are a powerful combination that deliver ultra-low latency for those moments when response times matter most like video games, a fast-growing category with Xfinity households averaging more than one gaming console per home. For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest-growing providers of Ethernet services. 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. Ookla’s SpeedtestTM Market Index report shows that Xfinity delivered the fastest median download speeds to its Internet customers in the United States for the final quarter of 2022. Contact Details Comcast Steve Campion +1 832-920-2001 Steve_Campion@Comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

February 20, 2023 10:08 AM Central Standard Time

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i2Coalition Warns of Crippling Impact in Amicus Brief filed with U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzalez v. Google LLC

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In advance of the oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court for Gonzalez v. Google LLC, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) warns of the crippling impact this case could have on businesses of all sizes that build the Internet. On January 18, 2023, the i2Coalition, joined by our members cPanel, LLC; Identity Digital Inc.; Texas.net, Inc.; and Tucows Inc., filed an amicus brief calling on the Court to affirm the judgment of the Ninth Circuit and protect the foundational role Section 230 plays in ensuring the Internet's infrastructure functions efficiently and effectively. "While Section 230 may in part be responsible for protecting giant platforms that host user-generated content, it is also one of the pillars of intermediary liability law, which protects the entire ecosystem of lesser-known Internet infrastructure companies that operate the Internet at every level, down to the Internet user," said Christian Dawson, the i2Coalition's executive director. "Google may be the company listed on the case, but an adverse ruling would have far-reaching implications and cripple the ability of our member companies to ensure that the infrastructure running the Internet can continue to operate." The i2Coalition's brief demonstrates that Section 230's expressed words provide no basis for excluding the automated operation of algorithms (instructions to computer systems) from Section 230 liability protection. The coalition explains that a myriad of companies throughout the Internet ecosystem, including those providing its infrastructure, depend on algorithms to classify, organize, process, and transmit all sorts of data and that these functions do not alter Section 230(c)(1)'s protection of those companies. These include services that may seem mundane but are critically important, such as Domain Name Service (DNS) resolutions that translate domains into IP addresses. These services require stable, clear, and neutral rules that are not subject to political combat and weaponization by regulators and other actors. The extraordinary breadth of stakeholders that filed briefs last month in support of preserving Section 230, in its current form, includes private sector companies, entrepreneurs, advocacy organizations, academics, and computer scientists. Collectively, these briefs urged the Court to uphold Section 230 liability protection as courts have uniformly applied it for the past 25 years. In addition, the filings included the submission to the Court of an amicus brief from the original co-authors of the statute, former U.S. House Representative Christopher Cox and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. "With the Internet as we know it at stake, we implore the Court to uphold Section 230's protections," said Christian Dawson, the i2Coalition's executive director. "For 25 years, courts have uniformly applied the law without Congress seeking to steer the courts onto a different course. If revisions to Section 230 are warranted, Congress alone should make those changes." The full i2Coalition amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court docket can be found here. About the i2Coalition Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) is a trade association representing the interests of businesses that construct and operate essential building blocks of the Internet. Its members include cloud providers, data center operators, domain name registrars, domain name registries, and other foundational Internet enterprises. Its mission is to preserve a free and open Internet as an engine for growth and innovation. It works with its members to advocate for sensible policies, establish and reinforce best practices, help create industry standards, and promote awareness of how the Internet works. To learn more about the i2Coalition, please visit www.i2Coalition.com. Contact Details Aaron Alberico +1 202-744-0785 aalberico@raynoravenue.com Company Website https://i2coalition.com/

February 20, 2023 10:35 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Gamelancer Media's Kris Mychasiw is making a quick impact with new connections

Gamelancer Media Corp

Gamelancer Media Corp's new head of global partnerships & sales Kris Mychasiw joins Proactive's Natalie Stoberman to share how he intends to make an impact in the short-form content space. Mychasiw has nearly two decades of experience in the sponsorship and marketing industries, and is known as an industry disrupter, noted for tapping into emerging markets and developing innovative sponsorship strategies to create new monetization opportunities. During his tenure with the Canadiens, Kristopher worked with many multinational brands such as CIBC, Crypto.com, Lenovo, Manscaped, and Lowes, among others. Contact Details Proactive Investors Canada +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

February 17, 2023 04:09 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Gamelancer Media's new dead of global partnerships & sales making quick impact with new connections

Gamelancer Media Corp

Gamelancer Media Corp's new head of global partnerships & sales Kris Mychasiw joins Proactive's Natalie Stoberman to share how he intends to make an impact in the short-form content space. Mychasiw has nearly two decades of experience in the sponsorship and marketing industries, and is known as an industry disrupter, noted for tapping into emerging markets and developing innovative sponsorship strategies to create new monetization opportunities. During his tenure with the Canadiens, Kristopher worked with many multinational brands such as CIBC, Crypto.com, Lenovo, Manscaped, and Lowes, among others. Contact Details Proactive Investors Canada +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

February 17, 2023 11:06 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hammer Technology Holdings (OTC:HMMR) Releases Q1 Earnings: Here Are Key Details

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A sector that is almost always going to be on the radar of many investors is the technology sector, and for good reason too, given the possibilities of making a strong return in the long term. These are companies that are always intent on making innovative products that can disrupt established markets or create markets of their own. A company that could be of interest at this point is Hammer Technology Holdings (OTCMKTS:HMMR), which is involved in making investments in the future of technology. The company decided to widen its business strategy so as to focus on the innovative technology space, which has been evolving at a remarkable pace. To that end, Hammer Technology Holdings restructured the company in a way so as to be in a position to accommodate a range of new verticals. One of the strategies of the company is known as the ‘Everything Wireless’ strategy, which is involved with providing fixed high-speed wireless service to small businesses and residences. However, that is not all. The company has also made a move into the rapidly growing financial technology space. Earlier on in the week on February 13, HMMR announced its financial results for the fiscal year that had ended on July 31, 2022, and also the first fiscal quarter that ended on October 31, 2022. In the fiscal year that ended on July 31, 2022 HMMR had managed to bring in revenues of as much as $2,602,115 and that reflected a year-on-year rise to the tune of as much as 18.32%. The healthy rise in revenues had been brought about by the strong performance which had been delivered by the company’s OTT or over-the-top business segment. The revenues generated in the first quarter ended on October 31, 2022, stood at $799,699 and that reflected a year-on-year rise of 27.27%. Hammer Technology Holdings recorded an operating loss of $547,225 in the fiscal year and that was primarily due to the expenses incurred for setting up the financial technology business. The acquisition of HammerPay (USA) Ltd had also been a factor in the same. In the quarter that ended on October 31, 2022, the company recorded an operating loss of $142,173 and the reason behind the loss was the same. "We continued to improve our operations in the telecommunications business segment as we develop a diversified portfolio," said Erik Levitt, Hammer's Principal Financial Officer and CEO of the telecommunications business segment. In this context, it should be pointed out that back on October 19, 2022 the company had come into the news cycle after it announced that it had inked a letter of intent with regards to the acquisition of Mobile Finance Group Ltd, which operates under the brand name Wallet Factory. Mobile Finance Group is a digital finance services provider and is also involved in the enterprise-grade e-wallet space. The acquisition could go a long way in helping Hammer Technology Holdings in executing its financial technology strategy. One of the solutions offered by Mobile Finance is the all-in-one wallet that can work on both B2B and B2C platforms. Disclaimers: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides investors a safe harbor in regard to forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, assumptions, objectives, goals, assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact may be forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates, and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through use of words such as projects, foresee, expects, will, anticipates, estimates, believes, understands, or that by statements, indicating certain actions & quotes; may, could or might occur Understand there is no guarantee past performance is indicative of future results. Investing in micro-cap or growth securities is highly speculative and carries an extremely high degree of risk. It is possible that an investor's investment may be lost or due to the speculative nature of the companies profiled. TopNewsGuide 'TNG' (Owned by RazorPitch Inc) is responsible for the production and distribution of this content. TNG is not operated by a licensed broker, a dealer, or a registered investment advisor. It should be expressly understood that under no circumstances does any information published herein represent a recommendation to buy or sell a security. TNG authors, contributors, or its agents, may be compensated for preparing research, video graphics, and editorial content. TNG has not been compensated to produce and syndicate this content. As part of that content, readers, subscribers, and webs are expected to read the full disclaimers and financial disclosure statement that can be found on our website http://topnewsguide.com Contact Details Mark McKelvie +1 585-301-7700 markrmckelvie@gmail.com Company Website http://topnewsguide.com

February 16, 2023 06:44 PM Eastern Standard Time

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International Star Inc (OTC:ILST) Completes Acquisition of Budding Equity: What Next?

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Companies that come under new management can often turn into remarkable turnaround stories and hence, investors are often keen on those. This brings us to the subject of International Star Inc. (OTCMKTS:ILST), which had mainly been involved with mineral property interests. In June of 2022, ILST Holdco LLC had completed the acquisition of a controlling interest in the company, and the company came under new management. Under the control of the new management, International Star is seeking to create a thriving and financially strong business that could consistently create value for shareholders. The thrust of the strategy is to grow revenues internally and at the same time, work on acquisitions that are synergistic in nature. The acquisitions that International Star is generally interested in are sustainable businesses with free cash flow. As it happens, the company was in the news this month after it completed the acquisition of Budding Equity Inc. The announcement with regards to the completion of the acquisition was made by the company back on February 14, 2023. Budding Equity is a modern company that mainly works with celebrities and film studious to monetize their intellectual property. The monetization is done in the worldwide cannabis industry. This acquisition was also part of the company’s acquisition strategy that had been put in place. It had been reported back in August 2022 that the two companies had entered into an agreement. There is more to the deal that ought to be noted. As per the provisions of the agreement signed at the time, International Star provided funds to Budding Equity for its working capital needs related to boosting its inventory. Additionally, International Star had also been granted an option to complete the acquisition within 12 months. Up until now, the total loan drawdown from International Star to Budding Equity was $375,000 and that had led to the issuance of an equity stake of 7.5% in Budding Equity to International Star. Earlier on in the month, International Star decided to exercise the option to acquire the entirety of Budding Equity and issued a note to that effect to the company’s shareholders. Following the completion of the transaction, Budding Equity commanded a valuation of $1,700,000. That being said, the decision to exercise the option must not have come as a surprise to the company’s shareholders considering the fact that back on October 25 last year International Star had made an announcement to that effect. At the time, the company had announced that it was in the concluding stages of exercising the option to complete the purchase of 100% of the Budding Equity outstanding shares. International Star also announced that it had also issued a notice to the shareholders of Budding Equity with regard to its intentions to complete the acquisition. Another announcement made by the company at that same time was related to the election of Avi Minkowitz to the board of directors of International Star. He had been elected to the board back on October 20, 2022. Disclaimers: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides investors a safe harbor in regard to forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, assumptions, objectives, goals, assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact may be forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates, and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through use of words such as projects, foresee, expects, will, anticipates, estimates, believes, understands, or that by statements, indicating certain actions & quotes; may, could or might occur Understand there is no guarantee past performance is indicative of future results. Investing in micro-cap or growth securities is highly speculative and carries an extremely high degree of risk. It is possible that an investor's investment may be lost or due to the speculative nature of the companies profiled. TopNewsGuide 'TNG' (Owned by RazorPitch Inc) is responsible for the production and distribution of this content. TNG is not operated by a licensed broker, a dealer, or a registered investment advisor. It should be expressly understood that under no circumstances does any information published herein represent a recommendation to buy or sell a security. TNG authors, contributors, or its agents, may be compensated for preparing research, video graphics, and editorial content. TNG has not been compensated to produce and syndicate this content. As part of that content, readers, subscribers, and webs are expected to read the full disclaimers and financial disclosure statement that can be found on our website http://topnewsguide.com Contact Details Mark McKelvie +1 585-301-7700 markrmckelvie@gmail.com Company Website http://topnewsguide.com

February 16, 2023 06:33 PM Eastern Standard Time

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PTOP Announces Pink Current Status! PTOP Also Announces Payment Completed To Accountants For Q1 Financial Statements To Be Completed Soon!

Peer to Peer Network

McapMediaWire -- Peer To Peer Network a.k.a MobiCard Inc. (OTC: PTOP ) is proud to announce it has obtained the coveted “Pink Current Status” from the OTC Markets and has also made payment to Blue Chip Accounting to have 1 st quarter financials completed soon. “We fell out of compliance for Pink Current only because the attorney letter had not been submitted after we submitted our fiscal year-end financial reports. When I found out, I notified our attorney and he promptly sent in the attorney letter to cover the financial periods for the annual report required. It took OTC markets 3-5 business days from the time they received the attorney letter to put us back to “Pink Current Status”. I assume this will open the gates back up to new investors who otherwise would not be able to buy the stock,” commented Chairman & CEO Joshua Sodaitis. “I remain steadfast in adhering to the proper reporting requirements. We paid the accountants for our Q1 financials and should have them completed and posted to OTC Markets by the end of February. I also remain committed in wiping off debt from the balance sheet,” elaborated CEO Sodaitis. OTC Markets revised their Pink Current and Pink Limited guidelines on the information that’s required by companies to qualify for each, which are publicly available on the otcmarkets.com website. According to the OTC Markets Group website: “ The Pink Limited tier, and the information required to be qualified as Pink Limited is more basic — what you need under Rule 15c2-11. Pink Current goes above that. In order to meet those guidelines, you’re going to need to have specific financial information — more than the Pink Limited guidelines. Both will allow a security to be quoted on an ongoing basis, but the Pink Current guidelines are more stringent. And with respect to the impact of being on one tier versus the other, brokers that are quoting those securities may place restrictions on the Pink Limited tier that they do not place on Pink Current. Companies that trade on our Market are subject to the Blue Sky laws in the 50 states and four territories. That also is impacted depending on whether or not you are Current or Limited. As an example, for companies that come in Current that are making their information available to us, you would gain a state like Illinois. It will have an impact not just on a broker’s potential restrictions on trading Limited versus Current, but also on the Blue Sky status of individual states.” Quote directly from OTC Markets: Rule 15c2-11 Amendments FAQs - OTC Markets Blog. This Pink Current Status for PTOP means that entire new states like Illinois (as used in the OTC Markets example above) amongst others, will now have access to buying shares of PTOP in the open market. This is an obvious benefit to shareholders and the company. If you are curious to see the balance sheet, financial disclosure documents, or other financial reports we encourage you to view them on the OTC Markets group website. “Next week I will be putting out some more exciting news as I strive diligently to knock down the strategic objectives I laid out in the Annual Letter To Shareholders. I believe this will finally be PTOP’s year. Together with the help of shareholders we can make our strategic goals a reality. I would say this is the BEST time to become a shareholder of PTOP,” concluded Chairman & CEO Joshua Sodaitis. Contact Info: Joshua Sodaitis, Chairman & CEO MobiCard, Inc. 45 Prospect Street Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone: 1-617-481-1971 Email: info@freemobicard.com ABOUT: Peer to Peer Network aka MobiCard is the 1st of its kind digital contact/business card. It will greatly facilitate the ability of individuals and businesses to share information and more effectively expand their visibility and brand awareness. MobiCard is a combination of powerful mobile apps and desktop apps with wide ranging capabilities, including linking video's, user websites, all forms of contact information, and all of each user's social media links into one consolidated source. It is more than just a digital business card; it's a "dynamic digital footprint." A subscriber can custom create their business card to include a company logo, profile photo, contact details, website, audio messaging, social media links and multi-media content. The platform sharing and alert system enables users to share their card via text/SMS, e-mail, and global social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. The system provides the user instant text alerts when their card is opened or shared to third party referrals all while building an invaluable database of contact leads. Safe Harbor Statement: This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company invokes the protections of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements regarding our expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategies, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include those set forth in our filings at www.sec.gov. The company is no longer a fully reporting SEC filing company. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Contact Details Joshua Sodaitis, Chairman & CEO MobiCard, Inc. +1 617-651-2460 info@freemobicard.com

February 16, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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IGEN Networks Corp and Prolog Execute LOI for Merger

iGen Networks Corp.

McapMediaWire -- IGEN Networks Corporation (OTC: IGEN ) (CSE: IGN ), a leading innovator of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for the consumer automotive, asset management, and supply-chain industries, today announces the successful completion of a Letter-of-Intent (LOI) for the purchase of 51% of Prolog privately held shares on January 13, 2023. The purchase in the form of IGEN common shares will be approximately $900K to $1.1M USD paid through multiple tranches based on achieving minimum revenue thresholds that will range from $1.8M to $3.5M USD over the first 12 months from closing of the definitive agreement. Revenue contributions from Prolog will be fully recognized (100%) along with 51% of net income by IGEN upon completion of the proposed merger. Neil G. Chan, CEO of IGEN stated, "This proposed merger creates a unique combination of knowledge and technologies for the supply-chain industry globally. Along with our consultancy practice, IGEN will offer comprehensive end-to-end logistic solutions that include facilities and warehouse management, GPS telemetry and inventory tracking, fleet asset management and maintenance through-out the supply-chain of commercial and government organizations." Juan Ignacio Avila, CEO of Prolog stated, "We are excited with the opportunities of this proposed merger with IGEN. Prolog has proven its leadership in providing comprehensive logistics, supply-chain, maintenance, and management solutions to some of the largest and most complex organizations in Mexico, Spain, and Central America. Through IGEN channels in the US, we can now apply our 25 years of technology expertise and experiences to the US markets along with participating in the growth of our businesses together." The Letter-of-Intent (LOI) is a non-binding agreement and will establish the basic terms for the definitive agreement between IGEN Networks Corp and Prolog. This transaction will be arm's length as additional terms may be added, and existing terms may be changed or deleted. Definitive terms will include a PCAOB qualified financial audit. About IGEN Networks Corporation IGEN Networks Corporation creates software services for the consumer automotive and commercial asset management industries enabling their customers to better manage their assets and protect their drivers. IGEN is a fully reporting company in both Canada and the United States. It is publicly traded on the OTC Markets under the symbol IGEN, and listed on the CSE under the symbol IGN. For more information, please visit: www.igennetworks.net About Prolog Prolog is a technology development and logistics consulting company with over 25 years of experience in the development of supply-chain, logistics, telematics, and asset management solutions. Prolog operates in Mexico, Spain, and Central America with more than 1200 clients, 80 distribution centers, and 250,000 vehicles utilizing its asset management platforms. For more information, please visit: www.prolog.com.mx Forward-Looking Statements This news release may contain forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities law. The terms and phrases "goal", "commitment", "guidance", "expects", "would", "will", "continuing", "drive", "believes", "indicate", "look forward", "grow", "outlook", "forecasts", "intend", and similar terms and phrases are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by IGEN in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that IGEN believes are appropriate in the circumstances, including but not limited to statements regarding investment liquidity, financing options and long term goals of the Company, general economic conditions, IGEN's expectations regarding its business, customer base, strategy and prospects, and IGEN's confidence in the cash flow generation of its business. Many factors could cause IGEN's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to competition; IGEN's reliance on key personnel; IGEN's ability to maintain and enhance its brand; and difficulties in forecasting IGEN's financial results, particularly over longer periods given the rapid technological changes, competition and short product life cycles that characterize the mobile application industry. These risk factors and others relating to IGEN that may cause actual results to differ are set forth in the under the heading "Risk Factors" in IGEN's periodic filings with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on IGEN's forward-looking statements. IGEN has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Contact: IGEN Networks Corporation Neil G. Chan info@igennetworks.net 1(855)912-5378 Contact Details IGEN Networks Corporation info@igennetworks.net Company Website https://www.igennetworks.net/

February 16, 2023 09:53 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The Rapidly Expanding World Of Biometrics May Hold Promise In Securing The Future Of Financial Cybersecurity

BIO-key International, Inc.

By Gita Karunakaran, Benzinga Biometric systems are gaining immense popularity around the globe. They are easy to use and implement and provide a cost-effective solution for ensuring high-end cybersecurity. Biometrics are unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprints or facial scans, that can be used for automated recognition. They’re popular for being a reliable, secure, and practical means of identifying and authenticating individuals through their unique biological characteristics. Over the years, biometrics has found widespread use in a variety of applications, including cybersecurity. Companies like BIO-key International Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), for example, use biometrics in their Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions as an optional added layer of security for enterprises. Viable Financial Cybersecurity May Need More Than Traditional Biometrics In The Future In most cybercrime cases, fraudulent activity is reportedly detected only after someone has already lost money or data to hackers. As such, any analysis commences only after the fact. With cybercrime on the rise and financial losses from cybercrime projected to cost over $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, organizations are constantly on the lookout for fail-safe solutions to protect their brand and reputation from damaging breaches, proactively. A branch of biometrics – known as behavioral biometrics – that has emerged from observing human behavioral patterns seems to hold promise in possibly pre-empting potential cybercrimes. Behavioral biometrics track an individual’s behavior patterns and the manner in which he or she interacts with the device itself, such as the way a screen is held, the manner of typing, and the speed at which the mouse is moved. Biometric behavioral inputs, when collected and analyzed, can enable banks and financial services providers to flag potential fraud even before a transaction goes through. This enables them to take action to prevent it – either by halting the transaction or requiring additional authentication factors from the customer, before proceeding. An additional benefit of behavioral biometrics is that the analysis can happen without extracting and storing data from the customer’s phone or device, minimizing the chances of customer data being stolen or misused. When It Comes To Reducing Fraud, Biometric Authentication Can Help Merchants As fraud continues to rise and with eCommerce remaining a highly targeted sector for fraud, traditional authentication such as passwords and pins alone may not be sufficient for merchants to successfully combat scams and hacks. Equally, consumers are becoming more aware of cybersecurity risks and frauds, and have mounting concerns about safeguarding their payment information and other sensitive details while transacting online or even in person. As a result, customers are reportedly willing to take extra steps – including facial recognition – in authenticating their banking as well as non-bank accounts if it means a more secure experience. However, there have also been concerns about the ability of facial recognition to prevent fraud when they are relied upon as the sole criteria to transact, especially if the face scan matches aren’t verified through additional alternative means. One of the solutions to this issue has been to adopt a hybrid fraud prevention tactic, which combines biometrics such as fingerprint identification or voice recognition with other identity authentication technologies. At the same time, privacy regulations continue to grow, putting pressure on organizations to adhere to multiple norms and regulations on the storage of biometrics. All of this highlights the need to arrive at the right fraud-fighting tools to prevent revenue loss, customer asset loss, and brand reputation damage for organizations and merchants – to strike the perfect balance of data privacy and security. The increased awareness of cybersecurity risks and a rise in the adoption of biometrics has also given rise to the growth of multi-factor authentication (MFA) – sometimes with more than one biometric method or multimodal biometrics as a preferred option for maximum protection against cybercrime, hacking, and fraud. And increasingly, biometrics is seen as possibly the only security that can help banks, retailers and other organizations combat sophisticated fraud attacks, as fraudsters continue to use various tactics, including SIM swaps and porting scams, to redirect OTPs (one-time passwords) to a device they control or convince their victims to hand them over through deception or brute force attacks. BIO-key seems headed in the right direction with its IAM solutions powered by Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB) combined with traditional authentication and multi-factor options. The company believes that IBB is a way to establish trust and accountability. IBB enables organizations to confirm an individual’s genuine presence when accessing systems and provides them with the ability to audit with full transparency. BIO-key’s single, unified IAM platform, PortalGuard, offers solutions for a range of use cases and business initiatives, such as MFA, Single Sign-on, and Self-service Password Reset. PortalGuard requires only a one-time enrollment and can be quickly set up for access across multiple devices and locations according to BIO-key. This could offer greater deployment versatility and scalability and enable enterprises to provide a consistent and seamless user experience. To learn more about BIO-key’s identity-bound biometric solutions visit the company webpage here. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication and cybersecurity with biometric-centric, multi-factor identity and access management (IAM) software managing millions of users. Its cloud-based PortalGuard IAM solution provides cost-effective, easy to deploy, convenient and secure access to devices, information, applications, and high-value transactions. BIO-key's patented software and hardware solutions, with industry-leading Identity-Bound Biometric (IBB) capabilities, enable large-scale Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions, as well as customized on premises solutions. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Catalyst IR- William Jones, David Collins +1 212-924-9800 BKYI@catalyst-ir.com Company Website https://www.bio-key.com/

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