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IQST – iQSTEL Previews New EV Motorcycle 550 Elite

iQSTEL Inc.

McapMediaWire -- iQSTEL, Inc. (OTCQX: IQST) today announced its new EV Motorcycle 550 Elite will soon be rolling off the production line. The new iQSTEL EV Motorcycle 550 Elite has a powerful 5KW motor built into a vintage-styled frame and is highway suitable, able to maintain 70 MPH (110 KPH), dependable for commuting to work, or for just having fun. iQSTEL plans to present the EV Motorcycle 550 Elite to market later this month The EV Motorcycle 550 Elite comes from iQSTEL’s experience with its earlier EV Motorcycles, adding many new tech and safety features. iQSTEL has established a new manufacturing partnership, forging a 3-year strategic purchase agreement that ensures product quality and includes tech support and knowledge transfer. About iQSTEL Inc.: iQSTEL Inc. (OTCQX: IQST) ( www.iQSTEL.com ) is a US-based publicly listed company holding an Independent Board of Directors and Audit Committee with a presence in 19 countries and 70 employees offering leading-edge services through its four business lines. The Telecom Division (www.iqstelecom.com), which represents the majority of current operations, offers VoIP, SMS, proprietary Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and international fiber-optic connectivity through its subsidiaries: Etelix, SwissLink, Smartbiz, Whisl, IoT Labs, and QGlobal SMS. The Fintech business line ( www.globalmoneyone.com ) ( www.maxmo.vip ) offers a complete Fintech ecosystem MasterCard Debit Card, US Bank Account (No SSN Needed), Mobile App/Wallet (Remittances, Mobile Top Up). Our Fintech subsidiary, Global Money One, is to provide immigrants access to reliable financial services that make it easier to manage their money and stay connected with their families back home. The BlockChain Platform Business Line ( www.itsbchain.com ) offers our proprietary Mobile Number Portability Application (MNPA) to serve the in-country portability needs through its subsidiary, itsBchain. The Electric Vehicle (EV) Business Line ( www.evoss.net ) offers electric motorcycles to work and have fun in the USA, Spain, Portugal, Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela. EVOSS is also working on the development of an EV Mid Speed Car to serve the niche of the 2nd car in the family. Safe Harbor Statement: Statements in this news release may be "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express our intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions, or any other information relating to our future activities or other future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about our business based partly on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may and are likely to differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release, and iQSTEL Inc. undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release. This press release does not constitute a public offer of any securities for sale. Any securities offered privately will not be or have not been registered under the Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. iQSTEL Inc. IR US Phone: 646-740-0907 IR Email: investors@iqstel.com Contact Details iQSTEL Inc. +1 646-740-0907 investors@iqstel.com Company Website https://www.iqstel.com/

February 08, 2023 09:23 AM Eastern Standard Time

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ZeroBounce CEO on Email Validation, Landing in the Inbox and Boosting Email ROI

ZeroBounce

Email marketing is effective – but you have to reach your customers’ inboxes. ZeroBounce Founder and CEO Liviu Tanase talks to Benzinga about email validation and how it helps boost email ROI. It’s hard to imagine doing business without email. From sending transactional emails to newsletters and marketing campaigns, email allows you to connect with your audience on a deeper level. However, connecting with your prospects isn’t as easy as pressing Send. Billions of emails bounce or land in spam – every day. In this interview with Benzinga, ZeroBounce Founder and CEO Liviu Tanase sheds light on the culprits and offers simple, useful tips to help you: Make the most of email validation and its benefits Optimize your campaigns so they can arrive in the inbox Convert your prospects and increase email ROI. How do you see email evolving in 2023? Email will continue to grow and be a key channel for brands to connect with their customers and prospects. The number of email users keeps increasing every year. More than half of the world population uses email in 2023, so we’ll see more companies tapping into its potential. We saw this in 2020, too. In times of economic uncertainty, businesses must focus on the channels that yield palpable results – and email is at the top of the list. What puts email at the top of the list – and how can we make it work? Email is a more personal channel than any other. Think about it: you’re reaching out to a prospect in their inbox, which is like an online home for most people. It’s where they get their most important messages. There’s less noise than on social media, so it allows for more intimate conversations. To make it work, you must show up where those prospects can see you – in the inbox. This is one of the greatest challenges businesses are facing right now. Hitting Send on an email is just the first step. Getting in the inbox is another story. What prevents senders from reaching the inbox? In a nutshell, a poor sender reputation. Much like your reputation at work, your sender reputation lets Internet service providers (ISPs) gauge how legitimate you and your emails are. If your IP or domain are associated with spam-like behavior, your chances of landing in the inbox are slim. Your emails may not even make it to the junk folder, you’ll get blocked altogether. How does ZeroBounce help with that? ZeroBounce gives you more confidence to send emails. The email validator is 99 percent accurate and scrubs your email list of bounces and other risky email contacts. Aside from that, we’ve built an entire suite of email deliverability tools so you can test your emails before you send and be sure they’re going to the inbox. Showing up there is the only way to connect with your prospects and see a boost in your conversions. If you were to suggest one crucial step to improve email deliverability, what would it be? Start with checking your email list. When your bounce rate is over 2 percent, when you get spam complaints or your emails are hitting spam traps, your sender score plummets. So, before you invest in creating impressive emails, verify your email list so those emails can reach your audience. We’ve seen the recent JPMorgan - Frank disaster, where JPMorgan purchased educational startup Frank for $175M. Frank’s founders claimed the app had more than four million users. In reality, Frank had only 300,000 users – the rest were fake. JPMorgan only realized the deception when its team sent an email to all alleged Frank users. They got a bounce rate of 72 percent! If only they took the time to validate those contacts, this catastrophe could have been avoided. What other tricks can you share to help marketers and business owners get their emails in the inbox? Once you’ve verified your email list, make it a habit. About a quarter of your email list degrades every year, so check it every few months. Then, look into testing your email deliverability. It takes only minutes to use an inbox tester to see if your email is going to land in the inbox with widely-used providers. If you want to boost your email deliverability even more, take segmentation to the next level. ZeroBounce’s Activity Data tool pinpoints your most active subscribers – people who spend time in their inboxes. It shows you which subscribers have interacted with an email in the past 30 days to a year. Segment those people, then target them with a personalized email campaign. Healthy engagement rates boost your sender reputation and increase your inbox reach. What’s new at ZeroBounce in 2023? Our entire platform is new! After more than a year of work and countless tests, we’ve just relaunched it to give people a better experience. The accuracy of our email validator is now 99 percent. Security is even better as we integrate with Okta for identity protection and we got our SOC 2 Type 2 and ISO 27001 certifications. The interface has improved, too, and we’re getting great feedback from customers. Also, a new tool is coming soon. It’s something our customers have been asking for – and we’re almost ready to share it with everybody. For people in sales, PR, real estate or any other industry that revolves around cold emailing, it will be a huge help. Are you not getting the results you want from your email campaigns? Sign up for a ZeroBounce account and check 100 email addresses free, every month. Remove bad emails, improve your sender reputation and boost your email ROI right away. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. ZeroBounce is an award-winning email verification and deliverability platform helping 200,000+ customers land more emails in the inbox. The service removes email typos, nonexistent and abuse email accounts, spam traps and other risky email addresses. ZeroBounce’s email deliverability toolkit further supports the safe inbox delivery of transactional and marketing emails. The company operates a military-grade security infrastructure. ZeroBounce has validated more than 18 billion emails. Some of the companies it serves are Amazon, Disney, Netflix, LinkedIn, and Sephora. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Brian Minick support@zerobounce.net Company Website https://www.zerobounce.net/

February 08, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Futuris Company to Present at the Emerging Growth Conference on February 8th, 2023

FUTURIS CO.

McapMediaWire -- Futuris Company (OTC: FTRS ), a Human Capital Management (HCM) company focused on areas such as Staffing, Consulting, and Tech Services, is pleased to announce that it has been invited to present at the Emerging Growth Conference on February 8 th, 2023. This live, interactive online event will give existing shareholders and the investment community the opportunity to interact with the Company’s Board Advisor, Allan Hartley and Board Member, Suresh Venkat, in real time. Mr. Hartley and Mr. Venkat will perform a presentation and will subsequently open the floor for questions. Please submit your questions in advance to Questions@EmergingGrowth.com or ask your questions during the event and Mr. Hartley and Mr. Venkat will do their best to get through as many of them as possible. Futuris Company will be presenting at 9:40 am Eastern time for 30 minutes. Please register here to ensure you are able to attend the conference and receive any updates that are released: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1589451&tp_key=60f8292c14&sti=ftrs If attendees are not able to join the event live on the day of the conference, an archived webcast will also be made available on EmergingGrowth.com and on the Emerging Growth YouTube Channel, http://www.YouTube.com/EmergingGrowthConference. We will release a link to that after the event. We encourage shareholders to continually visit our website and social media platforms for updates. Website: www.futuris.company Twitter: www.twitter.com/futuriscompany About the Emerging Growth Conference The Emerging Growth conference is an effective way for public companies to present and communicate their new products, services and other major announcements to the investment community from the convenience of their office, in a time efficient manner. The Conference focus and coverage includes companies in a wide range of growth sectors, with strong management teams, innovative products & services, focused strategy, execution, and the overall potential for long term growth. Its audience includes potentially tens of thousands of Individual and Institutional investors, as well as Investment advisors and analysts. All sessions will be conducted through video webcasts and will take place in the Eastern Time Zone. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, anything relating or referring to future financial results and plans for future business development activities, and are thus prospective. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified based on current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the ability to successfully integrate acquired companies, overall economic conditions, the ability to find qualified personnel, and the ability to find new clients. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business and although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Consequently, future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release statements made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. About Futuris Company Futuris is a Human Capital Management (HCM) company focused on Executive Search, Staffing, Consulting services and Tech Services specializing in verticals such as Medical, Accounting/Finance, Information Technology, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), and Legal. The Company is committed to building a global HCM company through highly targeted and accretive acquisitions and operational efficiencies. For more information, please visit http://futuris.company/. Contact Information: Futuris Company Preya Narain Email: info.it@futuris.company Contact Details Preya Narain info.it@futuris.company Company Website http://futuris.company/

February 07, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Preya Co Investor Relations and Corporate Advisory Firm Announces Launch of New Website and Expansion of Services

Preya Co

McapMediaWire -- Preya Co, a boutique investor relations firm based out of New York, is pleased the announce the launch of its new innovative corporate website: www.preya.co The new website was created to better reflect our portfolio of services and strategies the firm has to offer. Preya Co provides individualized attention and customized plans to cater to each company’s specific needs toward ensuring a high value return service. “We spent much of 2022 exponentially growing our client base and partnerships toward additional capabilities and second-to-none service,” said Preya Narain, Director of IR Strategy and Operations. “Bolstering our clients communication is our specialty, as we know that maintaining a transparent avenue of contact with consumers and shareholders is essential in both the public and private sectors. Our firm works cohesively with management teams to tell each company’s unique story streamlined across multiple formats and channels of engagement.” Research shows that the USA has approximately 302.35 million social media users as of 2023. This translates to roughly 90% of the total U.S. population using social media. “Whether you have a small business, large public company or even a mid-sized private company, social media is the key to driving brand awareness and expanding your business’s base of clients,” adds Narain. The firm’s services include: IR Strategy Shareholder Meetings Presentations IR & Corporate Websites Private Company Advisory Corporate Governance Press Release Writing Social Media Management Crisis Communication Executive Search One key strategic partnership is with Mcap Mediawire ( www.McapMediaWire.com ) (“Mcap”), a cutting edge media, marketing, disclosure/news dissemination firm that services both private and public companies with offerings such as effective press release dissemination, journalist/blogger pickup of news and articles, news videos, marketing programs, CEO Interviews, and more. Mcap Founder, Mark B. Newbauer states, “We have had the immense pleasure of working with Preya for nearly 5 years now and I’ve yet to find a professional with her specialty that delivers their work with more care for the client. Preya truly goes above and beyond for those she serves and works with and is a trusted name among CEOs and Shareholders/Investors alike. We are thrilled to be expanding our capabilities through her service, alongside special offers on our services to her client base toward a win-win.” Multimedia Presentation: Preya Co Investor Relations and Corporate Advisory Firm Announces Launch of New Website and Expansion of Services Video: https://youtu.be/iWYFsbTkCB8 For more information and updates, please visit www.preya.co Contact Mcap Mediawire: cs@mcapmedia.com 707-682-9473 Contact Details Preya Co Preya Narain info@preya.co Mcap Mediawire Mark B. Newbauer +1 707-682-9473 cs@mcapmedia.com Company Website https://www.preya.co/

February 07, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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InnerScope Hearing Technologies (OTC: INND) Featured in Official 2023 Super Bowl LVII Game Program

Innerscope Hearing Technologies, Inc.

2023 Official NFL Super Bowl LVII Game Program 1 Million Hard Copies 50 Million Unique Visitors - Digital Edition 500 Million Page Views - Digital Edition McapMediaWire -- InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc. (OTC: INND ) ("InnerScope"), an emerging and disruptive leader in the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid space today announced its print ad campaign "Hearing Made Easy" is featured in the Official Super Bowl LVII (57) Game Program. Super Bowl LVII is a showdown between the AFC Champions, Philadelphia Eagles, and the NFC Champions, Kansas City Chiefs. The kickoff is this Sunday, February 12th, at 6:30 pm EST, with Chris Stapleton singing the National Anthem and international icon Rihanna taking center stage for Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show. The Official NFL Super Bowl LVII Commemorative Souvenir Game Program features InnerScope's print ad campaign strategically placed on page 229 opposite a full editorial that recaps the first four weeks of the Philadelphia Eagles regular season. The print ad campaign highlights a message of "Hearing Made Easy" – No Prescription Needed – No Medical Exam Needed with InnerScope's iHEAR and HearingAssist brand of Medical-Grade FDA-registered OTC rechargeable hearing aids starting at $499 a pair. The ad also includes a list of selected in-store and online major retailers where iHEAR and/or HearingAssist OTC hearing aids can be purchased, including Walmart Vision Centers, Walmart.com CVS.com, Bestbuy.com, RiteAid, RiteAid.com or directly from iHEARdirect.com or HearingAssist.com. NFL Super Bowl LVII Game Program will be made available to the fans during the game with exclusive distribution rights inside State Farm Stadium on Sunday, February 12, 2023. In addition, the publication will be made available for purchase nationwide at major newsstands, bookstores, hotels, mass and specialty stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, international airports, and online at NFLShop.com at a cover cost of $20 with a circulation of nearly 1,000,000 hard copies with 100% sell-thru and a pass along the value of approximately 5,000,000 (5 readers per copy). In addition to in-stadium and retail distribution, a robust digital component is included to enhance the visibility significantly: In the week preceding and following the game, the digital edition of the 2023 Official NFL Super Bowl LVII Game Program will be made available for free viewing on NFL.com. NFL.com expects to receive more than and experience approximately during this time. To view the digital edition of the 2023 Official NFL Super Bowl LVII Game Program, click the link here: Official Super Bowl 57 Game Program (hozinc.com). To View InnerScope's "Hearing Made Easy" print ad, type in the search box page 229. Also, in addition to the activation on NFL.com, All-Star Players and Media Personalities, with nearly 14 million combined opt-in followers, have agreed to share the publication over social media with their respective followers. FDA Ruling On OTC Hearing Aids Is A Game Changer For InnerScope An "FDA Ruling on OTC Hearing Aids went into effect on October 17, 2022, allowing millions of Americans with hearing loss to purchase hearing aids without a prescription, medical exam, or needing a professional to fit the hearing aids. But until the FDA ruling, getting hearing aids required a medical exam, prescription, and fitting done by an audiologist. In addition, the cost of professionally fitted hearing aids averages over $5,000 out-of-pocket costs for a pair because Medicare or private insurance plans don't typically cover the devices. However, FDA has established that OTC hearing aids are safe and effective for adults with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss and are regulated as medical devices by FDA. In addition, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, as many as 30 million adults in the United States currently have some degree of hearing loss and would benefit from using hearing aids. The FDA ruling was a game changer for InnerScope since its iHEAR, and HearingAssist brands of OTC hearing aids have the same type of technology and features as hearing aids sold and fit by hearing healthcare professionals at an average saving of $3,000 to $4,000 per pair. Additionally, InnerScope's iHEAR and HearingAssist OTC hearing aids are designed for consumers with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss with many different models that feature Bluetooth App-Controlled and Full-Streaming for Hands-Free Phone Calling and Listening to Music and/or Podcasts. "We are proud to have our "Hearing Made Easy" ad campaign featured in the Official NFL Super Bowl LVII Commemorative Souvenir Game Program, said Matthew Moore, President and CEO of InnerScope Hearing Technologies. "Forbes has listed the Super Bowl as "the world's most valuable sporting event brand. The Official Super Bowl LVII Game Program is simply the most valuable, content-rich magazine in all sports. In addition, we believe InnerScope's iHEAR and HearingAssist OTC Hearing Aid brands associated with the Super Bowl brand and our "Hearing Made Easy" campaign print ad will provide awareness to millions of people that need hearing aids but, up until now, could never afford them." About InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. (OTC: INND): InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of OTC Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Accessories & Hearing Health-Related Products ("Hearing Products") dedicated to addressing the global demand for affordable hearing solutions. InnerScope's Hearing Products and its B2C and B2B business model break through the barriers that prevent access to effective and affordable hearing solutions. InnerScope's recent acquisition of iHear Medical Inc., a Direct-to-Consumer ("DTC") cloud-based hearing solution provider, gives the Company access to over 40 patents and an R&D facility. In addition, InnerScope has acquired HearingAssist, an established leader since 2008 in the DTC hearing aid market, with a customer base of over 400,000. These acquisitions, combined with a partnership with Atlazo Inc., a semiconductor innovator for next-generation AI smart devices, will allow InnerScope to better position itself in the OTC hearing aid market by selling advanced Hearing Products through Walmart and many other major retailers and pharmacy chains. InnerScope's full line of Hearing Products is currently available through these multiple retail/wholesale distribution channels: Walmart Vision Centers, Walmart.com, Walmart Canada, CVS.com, RiteAid.com, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, Fingerhut.com, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Hartig Drug, Food City, Cardinal Health™ at-Home, Carewell.com FSAStore.com, HSAStore.com, WellDeservedHealth.com, Wakefern Food Corp. / ShopRite, SpartanNash / VG's Grocery / Family Fare / Martin's Super Markets and Topco Associates representing 1000's of stores. Coming Soon: More major retailers and pharmacy chains for InnerScope's in-store and online Hearing Products. For information related to InnerScope Hearing Technologies' latest hearing aids and related hearing products, please visit: http://iheardirect.com http://hearingassist.com For the most up-to-date information about InnerScope Hearing Technologies (OTC: INND), please visit and follow our official Twitter account @inndstock page: https://twitter.com/inndstock InnerScope Hyperlinks: HearingAssist HearingAssist - Walmart.com HearingAssist - CVS.com HearingAssist - RiteAid.com HearingAssist - BestBuy.com iHEAR iHEAR - CVS.com Acquisition of iHear Medical Inc. Acquisition of HearingAssist Safe Harbor This news release contains "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, intended to be covered by the "safe harbor" created by those sections. Any statements that are not historical facts contained in this press release are also "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA). Such statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "plans," "projects," "will," "may," "anticipates," "believes," "should," "intends," "estimates," and other words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, involve known and unknown risks, a reliance on third parties for information, transactions or orders that may be canceled, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in our industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results include risks and uncertainties related to the fluctuation of global economic conditions, the performance of management and our employees, our ability to obtain financing or maintain contractual relationships with vendors and customers, competition, general economic conditions and other factors that are detailed in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). We intend that all forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor provisions of the PSLRA, Securities Act, and Securities Exchange Act. Contact: InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. Investor Relations ir@innd.com 833-788-0506 www.innd.com Investor Relations Agency Contact: Skyline Corporate Communications Group, LLC Lisa Gray, Senior Account Manager One Rockefeller Plaza, 11th Floor New York, NY 10020 Office: (646) 893-5835 Email: lisa@skylineccg.com Contact Details InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. Investor Relations +1 833-788-0506 ir@innd.com Skyline Corporate Communications Group, LLC Lisa Gray, Senior Account Manager +1 646-893-5835 lisa@skylineccg.com Company Website http://www.innd.com/

February 07, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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SIGMA Updates fp & fp L Cameras Appealing to Cinematographers by Adding New Color Mode, 4TB SSD Compatibility, Atomos Cloud Support and More

SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA

SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce major firmware updates for the SIGMA fp series cameras: Version 5.0 for the 24-megapixel SIGMA fp, and Version 3.0 for the 61-megapixel fp L. Key updates include the addition of a "Warm Gold" color mode, support for 4TB SSDs, and Atomos Cloud support. With these firmware updates, the fp and fp L are also now the first mirrorless still/cine cameras to incorporate the EL ZONE metering system created by cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC. EL ZONE is a false-color exposure tool where standard exposure (18% reflectivity) is displayed in gray, with up to six steps of both highlights and shadows displayed in an intuitive, standardized, color-coded format to allow creators to utilize the dynamic range of the cameras to its fullest. Additionally, Open Gate with Anamorphic Desqueeze for the ARRI ALEXA LF / ALEXA Mini LF has been added to the camera and settings registered in Director’s Viewfinder Mode; which will be a benefit to high-end filmmakers utilizing the popular ARRI line of cine products. "The introduction of the EL ZONE metering system, along with the full roster of additional features and functions provided in the latest firmware, demonstrates SIGMA's commitment to the fp camera series." reports Mark Amir-Hamzeh, SIGMA America President. "With each major firmware update, the fp cameras become ever more important tools catering to the needs of the creative community." The firmware updates for both cameras will be available on February 8, 2023, on the sigma-global.com website. The full description of the firmware update follows below. ##### Major firmware update for the SIGMA fp for Ver. 5.00 and fp L for Ver. 3.00 The SIGMA fp and fp L cameras both gain added functionality with the new major firmware update Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We are pleased to announce that firmware update Ver. 5.00 is now available for the SIGMA fp and Ver. 3.00 is available for the SIGMA fp L full-frame mirrorless camera. #SIGMfp #SIGMAfpL #SIGMA [Applicable product] SIGMA fp / SIGMA fp L [Benefits of the update] SIGMA fp Ver. 5.00 / SIGMA fp L Ver. 3.00 A new color mode "Warm Gold" is added. This Color mode creates a mellow atmosphere with subdued tones and warm colors. The "EL ZONE" option has been added to the "False Color" function, which displays the exposure status of any part of the screen in a color-coded manner, allowing you to monitor the exposure status of any part of the screen. "Focus frame only" *has been added to the information display menu in the |▢| (Display) mode setting * "Focus Frame Only" appears in the menu only when the shooting style in STILL mode or CINE mode is set to STILL-like. The camera can now be switched off even during long exposures. The camera is now compatible with a 4TB (terabyte) external SSD. Open Gate (x1.25 / x1.3 / x1.5 / x1.65 / x1.8 / x2) for ARRI ALEXA LF / ALEXA Mini LF has been added to the camera and setting information registered in the Director's Viewfinder. ATOMOS Cloud is now supported. * * Firmware update of ATOMOS devices is required to use the cloud solution provided by ATOMOS. Please wait for the announcement from ATOMOS for information on compatible devices and the release date of the firmware. To update the firmware, please refer to the following links: SIGMA fp Ver. 5.00 https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp/?tab=support&local=firmware SIGMA fp L Ver. 3.00 https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fpl/?tab=support&local=firmware [Learn more] About SIGMA fp: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp-series/ About SIGMA fp Ver. 5.00 / SIGMA fp L Ver. 3.00: https://www.youtube.com/user/sigmaglobalvision About SIGMA's color modes: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/magazine/m_series/cameras/sigma_color_mode_library/ [About instruction manual] The latest versions of the instruction manuals (PDF format) that support this firmware update can be downloaded from the following URLs: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp/#catalog https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fpl/#catalog [Contact] For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed at the link below: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network/ We appreciate your continued support for SIGMA products. About SIGMA Corporation Craftsmanship. Precision. Dedication. Since 1961, SIGMA has been devoted to the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning still photo and cinema camera lenses, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan. In 2012, the company introduced SIGMA Global Vision with three distinct lens lines: Art, Contemporary and Sports. Designed for industry camera mount systems including Canon, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and SIGMA, each lens is handcrafted and tested in Japan to ensure a high-performance, premium product that is purpose-built to last. In 2016, the SIGMA Cine lens lineup was launched, further cementing SIGMA as an innovator in imaging engineering. Embodying the core optical DNA that has defined the SIGMA benchmark of excellence, SIGMA Cine lenses meet the needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production. Forming the landmark L-Mount alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic in 2018, SIGMA continues its storied tradition of imaging excellence through groundbreaking innovations such as the native L-mount SIGMA fp and fp L full-frame mirrorless digital cameras, announced in July 2019 and March 2021 respectively. These products, along with over 30 award-winning SIGMA Global Vision lenses available in native L-Mount format, demonstrate SIGMA's continued commitment to the creative community through expanded product offerings. With the fp, fp L and these lenses, even more users can now leverage SIGMA's renowned optical formula to achieve their creative vision with ease. ### For information about SIGMA America, please visit sigmaphoto.com and SIGMA Blog for helpful information about our products. Follow SIGMA America on social media! SIGMA Photo: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram SIGMA Cine: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Contact Details SIGMA Corporation of America Jack Howard +1 631-201-7381 sigma.pr@sigmaphoto.com Company Website https://www.sigma-global.com/en/

February 07, 2023 07:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Alan Schneider Celebrates 15 Years as Owner of Minuteman Press Franchise in Northvale, NJ

Minuteman Press International Inc

The Minuteman Press franchise in Northvale, NJ has been operating for over 40 years. Alan Schneider and his wife Nadine are celebrating 15 years as owners and share their insights and reflections. Minuteman Press in Northvale, NJ is located at 202 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 07647. Congrats on 15 years! What does this milestone mean to you and what are the keys to your success and longevity? Nadine and Alan: “This is a tremendous milestone for us. Although we have hit this milestone in our tenure, the shop has been in business for over 40 years in this community. We are well known and very involved in the town. For years, people were saying the printing industry was dying. Then the pandemic hit and I think everyone feared a little bit for the future. However, I have to say that I never expected the bounce back from the pandemic to be such a boon for business. I think people realized that community is important, supporting local business is important, and although online marketing has a place, it’s not the only game in town. Print is still king. The keys to our success and longevity are: providing a warm and friendly place to do business; being knowledgeable about our products and services; letting our clients know that their success is important to us and we are here to help them; caring about our clients as people—not just as customers; and, most importantly, reliability and integrity.” What are some of the key ways you’ve grown your business? Nadine and Alan: “Believe it or not, the pandemic was a blessing for our business. It forced us to take critical look at how we were operating. We took a hard look at our numbers, and strategized on what we could do better in both operations and marketing. On the operational side, we cut out some of the fat and streamlined things where needed.” Alan: “My wife, Nadine, has an MBA in marketing and has owned a marketing and graphic design business for 15+ years. She joined me in our Northvale, NJ location and is providing all the graphic design services. Not only was this a strategic financial/operational move, it was the best marketing move we could have made. We are now truly a marketing, design and printing company – a one-stop shop!” Nadine and Alan: “Our clients are provided with a free consultation on the best ways to market their business. We do the strategy, design and printing. When the clients see the results, they come back for additional products and services—and they tell their friends! The savings we realized from our reduction in payroll was also reinvested in the business by increasing our participation in the SEO/Internet marketing program. We are starting to see an uptick in our internet leads! A couple of other cool things… Last year, we expanded our marketing strategy by promoting ourselves as a local family business. Our holiday cards now feature our family photo – myself, Nadine, and our 4 grown children. The theme is, Family is everything. We appreciate you being part of ours. I can’t tell you how many compliments we received on that card. People feel like they know our family, and always ask how our kids are doing. This year, we will be planning a marketing program to celebrate my birthday on October 26 th. Why? Because we found out that it’s also National Printing Day! We are going to have a lot of fun with that. We also do a lot of in-person networking by being active in our home and business communities. We are BNI members and directors, are involved with many not-for-profits, serve on the boards of the local Chambers of Commerce, and are Auxiliary Police Officers in our hometown. We are always visible helping the community in whatever way we can.” What are your high-demand products and services? Nadine and Alan: “We do a ton of direct mail, particularly EDDM. Although the program has been around for years, it’s really been gaining traction since the pandemic. Once our clients see how well direct mail works for them, they either expand their reach or frequency…or both. We help them build their customer lists as a result of their EDDM efforts, then assist them with targeted direct mail programs to these new customers. We are proud to say that many of our clients credit us with helping them build their businesses through direct mail. They refer to us as the direct mail experts! We also began heavily promoting branded apparel. It’s featured in the front of our store, and we make a point of mentioning it to our clients when they come into the shop. Once we learn about their business, we suggest what types of apparel and promotional items they may want to consider to boost their brand awareness.” What are your key growth areas? Nadine and Alan: “Again, direct mail and apparel are huge for us. Design as well. Our previous graphic designer was more of a layout/production person. Nadine is a true creative. Everything we do for a client now has a marketing strategy behind it, and a creative, eye-catching design. Clients who come in with their ideas are truly blown away by how we bring their visions to life. One successful campaign for a client usually snowballs into more business—and more referrals! But our true measure of success is knowing how we are helping our clients grow their businesses.” How would you best describe your community? Nadine and Alan: “Northvale, NJ is one square mile in area, right on the New York State border. The community is comprised of mostly residential homes, a small downtown with shopping and a handful of light industrial/manufacturing. Since it’s a small-town area, we focus on serving the local trades, retail stores, restaurants, professional services and industrial businesses. We have also built a client list outside of our small regional area by creating relationships with professionals that can provide us with ongoing business.” Why do you think printing remains so vital to businesses today? What are the benefits of print? Nadine and Alan: “Several years ago, email marketing became extremely popular because it was free. Today, in-boxes are flooded with messages that are deleted before they are even opened. A wasted marketing effort, even though it is ‘free.’ With print, your message is tangible. A direct mail piece in someone’s mailbox is handled – even if it is eventually discarded. Someone saw it, and handled it. Print is the ultimate conversation-starter. Hand someone a brochure, mail them a postcard, or even embroider your company name on your polo – and you are now visible to them. The most successful businesses rely on print for the majority of their marketing, so it is definitely here to stay.” What was your background before franchising? Alan: “I owned a food distribution company prior to owning a Minuteman Press. I wanted something new, but I still wanted to be a business owner. I chose Minuteman Press because of the company’s reputation for training and support of its franchisees. Also, printing is a consumable business which means repeat business.” What has the support from Minuteman Press International been like for you? Nadine and Alan: “Pick up the phone, send an email, and someone is there to help. The conventions are invaluable. We always come back learning something new, whether it’s from corporate or fellow owners. We look forward to seeing everyone, and meeting new people. It’s like a family reunion! We’ve also come back with new vendors to try which really had an impact on our business.” What are the biggest rewards of owning your business? Nadine and Alan: “Being an integral part of other people’s businesses and helping them achieve their goals. Also, being part of the community.” What advice would you give to others? Nadine and Alan: “Be professional and be persistent!” Minuteman Press in Northvale, NJ is located at 202 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 07647. For more information, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/nj/northvale/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

February 06, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hypemachine launches a PR subscription platform with a powerhouse network of top PR executives from bluechip agencies such as Edelman, FleishmanHillard, and Ogilvy

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New York-based company Hypemachine today announced the launch of their platform and bluechip PR network ( www.hypemachine.io ). The company has attracted early-stage to publicly traded firms globally as clients and replaced what mid-sized PR agencies used to do with its technology and business model. Hypemachine offers à la carte PR subscriptions that can be scaled up or down quickly based on client needs. The company provides bluechip PR agency quality results at a fraction of "big agency” fees. How Hypemachine is different: Hypemachine Match – Hypemachine identifies what media relationships PR executives have, the sectors they worked in, and what they enjoy doing most in PR and matches senior PR teams to clients in tech, consumer, venture capital, and other sectors. Hypemachine Intuitive Dashboard – Hypemachine’s intuitive dashboard provides PR data and recommendations from Hypemachine's executives. The next stage of the dashboard will use artificial intelligence combined with executives' personalized insights. Hypemachine’s dashboard also streamlines the administrative and account management work that junior staffers typically do. Hypemachine Story Strength Score – The company has also created a ‘Hypemachine story strength score’, which assesses clients' announcements and story assets and offers recommendations on how to make them more compelling for reporters. “As a two-time startup founder and former agency SVP at a leading PR agency in New York City, I saw that the agency model was broken for most brands and founders,” says Hypemachine Founder and CEO Olga Orda. "A big part of why we’ve attracted so much incredible A-list, senior talent at Hypemachine is that they feel their work and senior counsel is valued, both in our network and by our clients," Orda said. “Contrary to what many may assume about public relations, we get paid to think, and public relations is more than just who you know. Even if I’m best friends with a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, no reporter will put their career on the line for a terrible or boring story. That’s why we hire the best talent in the industry from leading brands and agencies. We're passionate about helping clients strengthen their storylines and get media coverage.” “Adapting to the changing public relations industry, Hypemachine has created a powerful model for clients to capture tomorrow's audiences," says Andrew Graham, Founder and Head of Strategy at Bread & Law and 2021 PRSA-NY president. About Hypemachine Launched in 2023, Hypemachine ( www.hypemachine.io ) offers a PR subscription platform and powerhouse network of former PR executives from bluechip firms such as Edelman, FleishmanHillard, Ogilvy, and other leading agencies. Hypemachine’s senior associates have advised brands and organizations such as Google, GE, Samsung, Unilever, Netflix, Salesforce, and Amazon. The company offers bluechip PR agency capabilities at a fraction of “big agency” fees and an intuitive Hypemachine PR dashboard for clients. Based in New York City, Hypemachine’s clients include early-stage to publicly traded companies globally. Contact Details Hypemachine Media Relations info@hypemachine.io Company Website https://www.hypemachine.io

February 06, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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NASDAQ-Listed HeartCore Inc. Looks Back On The Past Year With Pride

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By David Willey, Benzinga As the market settles into its new year, companies are gearing up for the fresh challenge of a new quarter and are looking to build on the successes of the past twelve months. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company HeartCore Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: HTCR) may have every reason to look back with pride as it takes stock of a previous year filled with exciting developments that could point to a promising 2023. The looming recession has given the 2022 market its share of difficulties, but Japan-based HeartCore has had some wins throughout the year. A digital transformation, customer experience management and IPO consulting company, HeartCore has established itself in a software business and services market worth over $121 billion. Other companies in the space include Infobird Co. (NASDAQ: IFBD), Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) and HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS). The first half of the year saw exciting developments for the company as HeartCore became only the third Japanese company to list on the NASDAQ market. It has since launched “ Go IPO ” - a consulting service to help other Japanese companies navigate the complex processes of making an initial public offering (IPO). As part of its consultancy expertise, HeartCore signed a consulting and services agreement with SBC Medical Group, Inc. (SBC) to aid in SBC’s uplisting process. The company expects to generate $900,000 in sales fees through this and several similar service agreements. Looking Back On 2022 - And Forward To 2023 As per the company’s Q1 report for 2022, the company saw a gross profit increase of 74%, gross proceeds from the IPO totaling $15 million, and a global enterprise customer base increase to 858 over the first quarter. Confident in the trajectory of the company’s growth, the board then authorized a share buyback of $3.5 million. The company launched a couple of major products and services over the year, including its e-commerce Robot Store which provides Robot Automation Processes (RPA) services. These RPA bots are part of HeartCore’s digital transformative services to help clients automate and integrate key tasks, such as invoice processing, employee onboarding, ERP data entry, and more. It also launched its truRes-12K. The company says this product is the first 360° real-time virtual reality (VR) camera that is compatible with 12k resolution. Compared with alternative cameras that capture in 4 or 8k, the product offers a high-resolution VR experience which the company especially markets to the medical, manufacturing, aerospace, e-commerce and travel sectors. HeartCore also recently acquired the American information technology (IT) company Sigmaways. This important acquisition represents a vertical integration for the company, providing HeartCore with in-house solutions it previously outsourced. It extends the company’s digital solutions, and both companies profit from cross-selling and upselling to their respective client bases. At the end of October, the company licensed its product Apromore to Japanese tech company Transcosmos Digital Technology Inc. (TCDT). This advanced process mining tool will provide TCDT with increased business visualization and is part of HeartCore’s commitment to providing businesses with cutting-edge digital transformations. The company has plans to build on this past year of development and growth as it advances into 2023. To learn more about HeartCore, visit its website. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, HeartCore Enterprises, Inc. is a leading software development company offering Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to enterprise customers in Japan and worldwide. The Company also provides data analytics to create tailored web experiences for their enterprise clients. HeartCore’s customer experience management platform (CXM Platform) includes marketing, sales, service, and content management systems, as well as other tools and integrations, which enable companies to enhance the customer experience and drive engagement. HeartCore also operates a digital transformation business that provides customers with robotics process automation, process mining, and task mining to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details TraDigital IR - Malaika Temu malaika@tradigitalir.com Company Website https://heartcore-enterprises.com/

February 06, 2023 09:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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