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Catalyst Marketing Agency named 2024 Colorado Companies to Watch winner

Catalyst Marketing Agency

Catalyst Marketing Agency has been selected as one of the prestigious winners of the 2024 Colorado Companies to Watch award. This statewide recognition celebrates Catalyst’s exceptional growth, innovation, and contribution to Colorado's economic landscape. Colorado Companies to Watch is a distinguished statewide awards program dedicated to honoring companies that are instrumental in fueling the economic vitality of the state. These winners represent Colorado's most innovative, visionary, and impactful second-stage entrepreneurs, actively expanding their businesses and enriching their networks. Being named a Colorado Companies to Watch winner signifies Catalyst's position as one of Colorado's most dynamic and promising businesses. "We are incredibly honored to be recognized as a 2024 Colorado Companies to Watch winner," said Catalyst’s CMGO, Robin Emiliani. "This award is a testament to our entire team's hard work, dedication, and innovation. We are proud to contribute to Colorado's vibrant business community and look forward to continuing our growth and impact in the years to come." As a Colorado Companies to Watch Award winner, Catalyst Marketing Agency joins an elite group of innovative entrepreneurs who are actively growing their businesses and expanding their networks. Through its strategic approach, creative solutions, and unwavering commitment to client success, Catalyst has established itself as a trusted partner for businesses seeking to elevate their brand presence and drive tangible results. This recognition highlights Catalyst’s achievements and underscores its potential for continued success and leadership in Colorado and beyond. Catalyst was officially honored at the 2024 Colorado Companies to Watch Awards Gala, where Robin and Gem (co-founders) had the opportunity to connect with other winners, industry leaders, and Colorado's business community supporters. The award reaffirms Catalyst’s position as a dynamic force in Colorado’s business landscape and sets the stage for even greater achievements in the future. For more information about Catalyst and its award-winning services/products, please visit https://catalystmarketing.io/. About Catalyst Catalyst is an award-winning creative marketing agency that positions you to think differently and reach your audiences in unique ways. We exist to jolt your creativity—giving you the strategy and unexpected creative direction your business needs to capture your customers’ attention. Based in Denver, our team knows how to develop strong marketing strategies and bring unignorable creative concepts to life. Contact Details Catalyst Marketing Agency Robin Emiliani +1 303-842-1189 robin@catalystmarketing.io Company Website https://catalystmarketing.io/

June 27, 2024 09:09 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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FeedSpot Recognizes Take Pride in Retirement Podcast as a Leading LGBTQ+ Voice for Pride Month 2024

Retirement.Radio

Retirement.Radio, a premier network dedicated to providing essential retirement planning information, announced today that its Take Pride in Retirement podcast has been recognized as a must-follow Pride-related podcast by FeedSpot, one of the web’s foremost aggregators of the “best of” across the internet. This recognition not only underscores the podcast’s commitment to sharing diverse voices and stories from the LGBTQ+ community but also highlights the importance of empowering and representing this community as it navigates its unique challenges during the golden years of retirement. “I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition,” said Matt McClure, founder and host of Take Pride in Retirement. “I started Take Pride in Retirement because I saw a need in my community for retirement planning, education, and assistance. Knowing that the podcast is reaching its intended audience and making a difference in their lives is extremely fulfilling.” The Take Pride in Retirement Podcast, a one-of-a-kind platform, focuses on financial issues relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. It has had the privilege of hosting distinguished guests such as Gabrielle Claiborne, Co-Founder and CEO of Transformation Journeys Worldwide, who has shared invaluable insights on the unique challenges the trans community faces in retirement planning. The podcast has also featured Katie Leikam, a licensed therapist, who has underscored the importance of living wills and estate plans for the LGBTQ+ community. These unique and insightful perspectives testify to the podcast's importance and relevance. Matt reiterates in every episode that the Take Pride in Retirement Podcast remains steadfast in its mission that everyone, regardless of their background, identity, or who they love, deserves a retirement they can be proud of. This commitment to diversity and inclusivity is at the heart of our podcast. It is a testament to our dedication to ensuring that all voices are heard, and all needs are met, making our audience feel valued and included. “The Retirement.Radio team is deeply committed to amplifying these crucial conversations on our radio shows and affiliated podcasts,” said Sam Davis, executive producer for Retirement.Radio. “Our unwavering mission is to provide essential information, ensuring that every senior citizen and retiree, regardless of their background or identity, has the information they need to navigate retirement confidently and clearly. This recognition by FeedSpot is a testament to our dedication to inclusivity and our ongoing efforts to serve all communities.” FeedSpot’s ranking of the Best Pride Podcasts results from a rigorous evaluation considering podcast popularity, content quality, update frequency, and audience engagement. This recognition places the Take Pride in Retirement podcast in an exclusive league of content creators leading the way in celebrating and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and stories. Other podcasts are available through the Retirement.Radio Network, including the Peak Financial Freedom Hour, Retirement Results, Guaranteeing Your Retirement, and the Federal Retirement Show. For more information, visit TakePrideInRetirement.com and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcast. ### About Take Pride in Retirement Take Pride in Retirement is Retirement.Radio podcast dedicated to retirement planning solutions for the LGBTQ community. During uncertain economic times, the safety of your principal is critical to planning a successful retirement. Our goal is to help educate you about ways to protect your hard-earned money while experiencing market-like growth at the same time. LGBTQ people face unique challenges when planning for their retirement future. Everyone's situation differs from legal barriers to a potential lack of family support. Tune in each week as we explore these obstacles and give you tips on overcoming them so you can get on the road to success. For more information, visit TakePrideInRetirement.com and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. About Retirement.Radio Retirement.Radio is dedicated to providing essential retirement planning information to listeners across the United States. Our licensed financial professionals and insurance agents host weekly radio shows and podcasts, offering expert advice on various topics, including smart tax planning, retirement income strategies, and health care planning. Retirement.Radio is powered by national insurance distribution and marketing leader AmeriLife and features wide-reaching and impactful broadcasts. Our commitment is to help listeners invest wisely, plan effectively, and achieve successful retirement outcomes. Contact Details Retirement.Radio Sam Davis sdavis@amerilife.com Company Website https://retirement.radio/

June 26, 2024 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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4 Reasons Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROM) Could Create Big Returns for Patient Investors.

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With a market cap under $5 million and a stock price under $1.00, Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROM) is a kid-friendly stock that deserves a place on any savvy investor's watchlist. Successful IPs, strong acquisitions, many diverse revenue streams, and a management team filled with notable Hollywood names all read like a recipe for what could infuse significant upside ahead. Below are four catalysts that could fuel a boost in share price for this full-service kids entertainment company. 1. There may be a lot of discourse in Washington, but one thing the far right and the far left will agree on is to keep kids safe. Lawmakers are pushing to amend legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration to include two major children's online safety and privacy bills, known as the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) and the Children and Teens' Online Privacy Protection Act, known as COPPA 2.0. This bodes well for GROM, whose founder Zach Marks saw a problem many years ago and created a solution. It was in 2013, when Marks was only 12 years old, that he had a vision: an online place for children that is much like Facebook and Instagram but is safe, kid-friendly, and anti-bullying. Grom Social, which began as a website in 2012, quickly grew to millions of users and was upconverted to a mobile app in 2018. The app has been recognized by the John Walsh Foundation, the PTA, and even the White House which invited the company in 2020 to share their mission to the administration. One of Grom Social's users and original ambassadors includes Marks' sister, Caroline Marks, who is the 2023 WSL (World Surfing League) Women’s World Champion. With a big fan following, Caroline is soon on her way to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games and will be sharing her experience on the highly anticipated redesigned Grom Social app that is debuting this summer. The redesigned Grom Social app will feature a new, updated version of Grom Educational’s proprietary Digital Citizenship License (DCL) course, offered to schools nationwide, as part of the app’s new offerings. GROM's corporate sibling Grom Educational Services, offers the Digital Citizenship Licensing (DCL) course for K-12 school customers nationwide who utilize the company’s NetSpective web filter solution. With tens of thousands of schools across the nation, the value of this web filter solution is unmatched. 2. While GROM has its roots in its social media site, the company has strategically found other profitable venues. The company owns Philippines-based Top Draw Animation and a majority of Curiosity Ink Media. If Disney has shown the world anything, it is that animation, children's books, and toys have a very big market. Top Draw provides award-winning premium animation production services for global and international entertainment companies. How big are these entertainment companies? Think Disney… Nickelodeon… Dream Works… and the Cartoon Network, just to name a few. Named as one of Business Worldwide Magazine’s “20 Most Innovative Companies to Watch” in 2022, Curiosity Ink Media is a global media company that develops, acquires, builds, grows and maximizes the short, mid, and long-term commercial potential of Kids & Family entertainment properties and associated business opportunities. Driven by a best-in-class leadership team, Curiosity Ink Media’s multi-faceted IP library is designed to amass ongoing value through strategic stewardship, partnerships, and highly targeted market entry. Curiosity Ink owns two IPs that are currently in production. To get even one in production and distribution is a big deal and Curiosity Ink has two. This leads to GROM's Toon2Tango connection. Curiosity Ink Media has joined forces with Toon2Tango GmbH & Co. KG, a kids and family entertainment venture headed by long-time television and movie industry experts Ulli Stoef and Jo Daris. Hollywood-based Curiosity Ink Media and Germany-based Toon2Tango are readying a film called Santa.com for a 2025 fall release. The Santa.com film takes place in a world where Santa's Workshop has undergone a technological revolution. Magic and tradition have been replaced with automation and efficiency. Toon2Tango and Curiosity have also entered into a co-production relationship, with an equity stake in Hey Fuzzy Yellow!, a preschool series that will serve as a launchpad for what Curiosity and Toon2Tango envision will be an entertainment franchise property. The series has already secured financial backing and distribution agreements with several international programming services. Hey Fuzzy Yellow! is set to launch in Spring, 2025. 3. A strong management team is leading GROM into profitability and the company is armed with Nickelodeon veterans. The company’s Executive Vice President, Paul Ward, helped guide Nickelodeon’s family programming as its Executive Vice President, Primetime. Ward was one of the original architects of TV Land, which remains the highest-rated cable network in the Paramount (formally Viacom/CBS) family. Earlier this year, former Technicolor executive Cyrus Mistry was named COO of Top Draw Animation. Mistry was the former VP of Technicolor’s Animation Games & Production (India). 4. The final puzzle piece that could bring it home for GROM this year is an exciting LOI that positions the company for stellar growth in the gaming industry. The company has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Texas-based Arctic7, to tap into the $180 billion gaming market — $20B of which is gaming for kids — and explore synergy opportunities across Grom’s subsidiaries. Arctic7, which was created by gaming industry veterans from Microsoft, EA Sports, and Activision, provides a robust suite of full game and co-development services alongside its own intellectual property development within gaming, and virtual production services for the movie and TV industry. Narwhal Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arctic7, recently revealed its role in the highly anticipated David Ayer TV project ‘Lollipop’ and Francis Ford Coppola movie ‘Megalopolis.’ Narwhal Studios, acquired by Arctic7 in 2023 and famed for its virtual production and VFX work on multiple Lucasfilm properties such as The Mandalorian, Ahsoka and Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, has been heavily involved in Lollipop since early its design phases. Acrtic7 is making multi-millions in revenues and has a vision to become a leader in transmedia entertainment. Grom aims to complement its existing entertainment offerings of safe social media for kids and its growing catalog of original intellectual property with a move into gaming and its attendant revenue growth opportunities. Keep an eye out for developments on this budding acquisition. Summary There is no denying that Wall Street is filled with numerous promising companies. But one that merits considerable attention right now is Grom Social Enterprises (NASDAQ: GROM), which has seen some unforgivable carnage in recent months. Fortunately, this presents a rare opportunity for investors to witness what may be one of the biggest underdog comebacks of 2024. While big names like Disney and Hasbro dominate the kid-friendly space, GROM looks to be at a value right now and is at the early stages of its narrative. This small-cap NASDAQ-traded company may emerge as the next leading destination for kids entertainment while building maximum shareholder value. Disclaimers: RazorPitch Inc. "RazorPitch" is not operated by a licensed broker, a dealer, or a registered investment adviser. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investment advice. 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, objectives, goals, assumptions, or 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. 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This content is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Nothing contained in this article constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by RazorPitch or any third party service provider to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments. All content in this article is information of a general nature and does not address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Nothing in this article constitutes professional and/or financial advice, nor does any information in the article constitute a comprehensive or complete statement of the matters discussed or the law relating thereto. RazorPitch is not a fiduciary by virtue of any persons use of or access to this content. Contact Details RazorPitch Inc Mark McKelvie +1 585-301-7700 mark@razorpitch.com Company Website http://razorpitch.com

June 26, 2024 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SIGMA Announces Launch Schedule of SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary for Canon RF Mount

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 pricing and availability of the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN |Contemporary for the Canon RF Mount System. It is the smallest and lightest F2.8 standard zoom for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras*. This is the first lens from SIGMA to be released for Canon RF Mount, and the lens offers a 28.8-80mm full-frame equivalent focal range on Canon APS-C format mirrorless cameras. R etail price is $599 through authorized US retailers, and the lens will be available in mid-July 2024. The SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is currently available for Sony E-mount, L-Mount, and Fujifilm X Mount camera systems. *since time of original release in October 2021, and effective June 2024. Launch schedule of SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary for Canon RF Mount SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch schedule of SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN|Contemporary for Canon RF Mount. Supplied accessories: PETAL-TYPE HOOD LH582-02, FRONT CAP LCF-55 III, REAR CAP LCR II Mount: Canon RF Mount Launch: July, 2024 * Product appearance and specifications are subject to change. #SIGMA #SIGMA1850mmF28Contemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMADCDN #SIGMARFMount A large F2.8 aperture zoom lens that need never leave your camera. This exceptionally light, bright, and sharp standard zoom for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras is the ultimate workhorse lens. 【Long-awaited Canon RF Mount addition】 SIGMA's first APS-C size mirrorless dedicated zoom lens, the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, will now be available for the Canon RF Mount. This addition allows users to enjoy high-performance, and high-quality SIGMA zoom lenses in native mount on their Canon RF Mount system. A control algorithm including AF drive and communication speed optimization has been developed specifically for Canon RF Mount interchangeable lenses. In addition to realizing high-speed AF, the lens also supports Servo AF and in-camera aberration correction*. The mount is rubber-sealed to cater for use in a variety of environments. * Available on supported cameras only. Mount Conversion Service is available to convert other mounts of SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN|Contemporary to Canon RF Mount. 【Features】 1.Large F2.8 aperture and superb image quality The compact body offers a versatile full-frame equivalent zoom range of 28.8mm to 80mm, a wide aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range that allows you to enjoy bokeh expressions, and sharp images achieved by the latest optical design technology. With a minimum focusing distance of 12.1cm and a maximum magnification of 1:2.8 *1, it allows photographers to take advantage of the compact shooting system, such as shooting close-ups of your subject. 2.Exceptionally compact and lightweight body ideal for mirrorless cameras The main feature of the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is its overwhelmingly compact and lightweight body that maximizes the excellent portability and advantages of an APS-C mirrorless camera. Despite its large aperture of F2.8, it is the smallest and lightest in its class *2 boasting a maximum diameter of φ69.2mm, a length of 74.5mm and weight of 300g. *3 This makes the large-aperture standard zoom easy to carry around in daily life. *1 The minimum focusing distance and maximum magnification ratio are both values at the wide end. *2 As an AF compatible, F2.8 constant aperture standard zoom lens for APS-C (as of June 2024, by SIGMA). *3 Size and weight measurements given for Canon RF Mount version. 【Specifications】 Values are for Canon RF Mount Lens Construction:10 groups, 13 elements (1 SLD and 3 aspherical lenses)|Angle of View (APS-C):73.4°(W)-30.0°(T)|Number of Diaphragm Blades:7 (rounded diaphragm)|Minimum Aperture:F22|Minimum Focusing Distance:12.1 (W) -30 (T) cm / 4.8 (W) -11.9 (T) in.|Maximum Magnification Ratio:1:2.8 (W) -1:5(T)|Filter size:φ55mm|Dimensions (Diameter × Length):φ69.2mm × 74.5mm / φ2.7in. x 2.9in.|Weight:300g / 10.6oz. 【 Product Barcode 】 Canon RF Mount: 00-85126-58572-3 【 Accessories (Supplied) 】 Name of product / Product Barcode LENS HOOD LH582-02: 0085126 939694 FRONT CAP LCF-55 III: 0085126 930066 REAR CAP LCR II: For Canon RF Mount 0085126 941468 【 Accessories (Optional) 】 Name of product / Product Barcode SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 55mm: 0085126 930912 SIGMA PROTECTOR 55mm: 0085126 931049 SIGMA WR UV FILTER 55mm: 0085126 930653 SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 55mm: 0085126 930783 【Contact】 For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA representative listed in the link below: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/world-network/ 【Information】 SIGMA GLOBAL VISION: https://www.sigma-global.com/ SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c021_18_50_28/ SIGMA Canon RF Mount special page: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/contents/sigma_rfmount_lenses/ Contact Details SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA Jack Howard +1 631-201-7381 sigma.pr@sigmaphoto.com Company Website https://www.sigmaphoto.com/

June 25, 2024 01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Focused Approach for Sector-Specific Portfolio Management

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In the ever-changing landscape of the financial markets, Select Sector SPDR ETFs present a method for investors looking to engage in sector-specific investments. By breaking down the S&P 500 into distinct sectors, these ETFs provide a pathway for both individual and institutional investors to craft more targeted and strategic investment portfolios. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs encompass a range of sectors, each represented by a dedicated ETF. This structure allows investors to focus their investments on specific areas of the economy, depending on their investment objectives, risk tolerance, and market outlook. Overview of Select Sector SPDR ETFs: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC): Focuses on telecommunications and media companies. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY): Targets companies focused on non-essential goods and services such as luxury items, travel, and leisure. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP): Concentrates on essential consumer goods and services like food, clothing, and personal products. Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE): Dedicated to the energy sector, focused on oil and natural gas. Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF): Encompasses banking, investment, and insurance industries. Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV): Focuses on pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, and services. Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI): Includes manufacturing, construction, and logistics firms. Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB): Covers the chemicals, construction materials, and packaging industries. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE): Targets commercial real estate services and REITs. Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK): Concentrates on the information technology, semiconductor, and electronics sectors. Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU): Dedicated to electric and gas utility companies. By offering a straightforward and transparent approach to investing in specific sectors, Select Sector SPDR ETFs enable investors to adapt their investment strategies in response to changing market conditions. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to investment, allowing for detailed sector analysis and strategic portfolio management. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, these ETFs provide a valuable tool for investors looking to refine their investment strategies through sector-specific allocations. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007597 EXP 8/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

June 24, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Partners with Legendary Mexican Rock Band EL TRI to Provide Sign Language Interpretation for the First Time at Upcoming Music in the Park Concert

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Comcast has partnered with legendary Mexican rock band, EL TRI to provide sign language interpretation for their June 22 Music in the Park performance at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in San Jose. This marks the first time that EL TRI, whose lyrics are in Spanish, will perform with sign language interpreters to provide greater accessibility to deaf and hard-of-hearing, fans. Comcast recently announced the availability of live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services at eight Bay Area Xfinity Store locations. Customers who need ASL support can visit any of the eight Bay Area Xfinity Stores, where representatives will utilize ASL Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) to access a live interpreter provided by partner, Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD). EL TRI, one of Latin America's most iconic rock bands, will perform as part of San Jose’s popular Music in the Park summer concert series. The addition of ASL interpreters underscores Comcast’s dedication to accessibility and community engagement. "We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful initiative," said Alex Lora, lead singer of EL TRI. "Music is a universal language, and it’s important that everyone, regardless of their hearing ability, can share in the experience and energy of our live performances. We can’t wait to rock out with all our fans in San Jose!" In addition to the interpreting services at the concert and in its stores, Comcast recently announced $60,000 in grants to three community partners: San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, California School for the Deaf and the World Institute on Disability. These grants aim to broaden the scope of digital inclusion and accessibility to deaf and hard-of-hearing students, families, seniors, and community members. The American Community Survey (ACS) estimates that 3.6% of the U.S. population is “deaf or have serious difficulty hearing.” Additionally, according to Pew Research Center, 23% of people with disabilities say they never go online, with 57% saying they do not have a home broadband connection. That’s why, through its Project UP initiative, Comcast is working to address and eliminate the unique barriers to connectivity through a series of efforts, including Internet Essentials, Lift Zones, and skill development and training. Continuing Comcast’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, this event, in collaboration with Pro Bono ASL, aims to make the EL TRI concert more inclusive for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing. “This historical event is meaningful because these interpreters are trilingual. They know Spanish, English and American Sign Language which is creating inclusivity within the Latino deaf community which often tends to be left behind,” said Rorri Burton, Founder and Director of Pro Bono ASL, an organization that specializes in bringing immigrant, first-gen, transracial adoptees, queer, multilingual and multicultural ASL interpreters to concerts, festivals and events across the U.S. “We are grateful to Comcast for demonstrating inclusivity and commitment to the Latino deaf community.” In addition to interpreting the iconic lyrics of EL TRI to fans at the concert, interpreters from Pro Bono ASL will translate the announcers of the traditional Lucha Libre matches that Music in the Park will offer as entertainment to attendees before the concert. The matches will feature local wrestlers such as "El Gladiador del aire” El Viento and "Rey de las pesadillas” El Cucuy. Music in the Park details: • Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024 • Time: Doors open at 4:00 PM • Location: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, CA • Special Feature: ASL interpretation provided by Pro Bono ASL, sponsored by Comcast About Pro Bono ASL Pro Bono ASL prioritizes ASL access via culturally qualified interpreters. We work with Deaf, hearing and Deaf-parented sign language interpreters; those who are immigrant, first-gen, transracial adoptees, queer, multilingual and multicultural. Representation is vital, and so are the nuances of culture that impact language. Pro Bono treasures the unique intersectionalities that make our interpreters the perfect fit for the spectrum of members in the Deaf community. As our name, "pro bono" indicates, we work "for the good" of the community. About Comcast’s Accessibility Program For more than a decade, Comcast has invested in making its products, technology, and experiences accessible to the widest possible audience while opening new doors to independence for people with disabilities. These innovations include the Large Button Voice Remote, voted USA Today’s Best Accessible Design remote in 2023, and the Xfinity Adaptive Web Remote. To learn more about Comcast’s groundbreaking accessibility work, visit corporate.comcast.com/accessibility. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Adriana Arvizo +1 925-200-1919 Adriana_Arvizo@comcast.com Company Website https://california.comcast.com/

June 20, 2024 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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FuelRod Launches Free Battery Swaps at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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FuelRod, a leading provider of portable power solutions, today announced an exclusive promotion sponsored by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). This groundbreaking initiative, which runs through November 30, allows travelers at AUS to swap their depleted FuelRod chargers for fresh ones at no cost. This marks the first promotion of its kind at any airport, highlighting FuelRod’s commitment to ensuring travelers have reliable access to power and a stress-free travel experience. Travelers passing through AUS can now enjoy the convenience of swapping their depleted FuelRods for fully charged ones up to 10 times per month, free of charge. This hassle-free process can be completed at any of the several FuelRod kiosks throughout the airport by simply selecting the “swap” button, entering a phone number, and exchanging the used rod for a fresh one. Phone numbers are collected to track the 10-use limit. For travelers who prefer not to provide a phone number, the standard swap fee of $1 applies. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the first airport to offer such a promotion, setting a new standard for passenger comfort and convenience. This collaboration with FuelRod reflects a shared commitment to keeping travelers charged and connected by ensuring a reliable portable power source for their devices. FuelRod aims for this promotion to inspire similar initiatives nationwide, bringing sustainable charging solutions to travelers across the country. “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and their support of our vision for easily accessible, eco-friendly charging for travelers on the go,” said Joe Yeagley, FuelRod Co-founder. “AUS, as the first airport to sponsor the FuelRod “Swap” service, exemplifies Texas hospitality and demonstrates their commitment to providing an elevated experience for their passengers.” About FuelRod FuelRod is a California-based company specializing in portable power solutions. The developer of the FuelRod kit, the first reusable, portable charging system, FuelRod allows you to charge your mobile device on the go and then recharge or swap it for a fresh one. With a growing network of kiosks nationwide, FuelRod ensures your devices stay powered virtually wherever you go. Learn more at fuel-rod.com. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.fuel-rod.com/

June 20, 2024 09:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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June 18, 2024 03:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Bing Ventures Supports TON Ecosystem

Bing Ventures Limited

Bing Ventures, a pioneering venture capital firm backing early-stage projects and outstanding fund managers in Web3 and crypto, has announced comprehensive support for The Open Network (TON) ecosystem across its capabilities and network, including investment, resource sharing, project advisories, and more. TON is a Layer 1 network originally designed by Telegram and continued by the open-source community. With its integration with Telegram, one of the world’s leading messengers, TON offers speed, scalability, unique features, and versatility for a wide range of applications. Bruce Lan, General Partner of Bing Ventures, said that the team believed that TON would lead the charge in achieving mass adoption for Web3. As part of the initiative, Bing Ventures will invest in innovative teams and projects that leverage TON’s unique advantages to unite the Web2 and Web3 worlds and provide fundraising assistance, including referrals to potential investors, to projects coming out of TON’s acceleration programs. Leveraging its strong research and data analytics capabilities, the firm will also contribute to TON accelerators in terms of research-based mentorships, training, and project advisories. Additionally, embodying Bing’s vision of fostering disruption and innovation for greater adoption, Bing Ventures will also curate meaningful and educational events worldwide to inform, inspire, and support founders and entrepreneurs in TON ecosystem and the broader crypto world. The initiative will also include BingX, one of the leading centralized crypto exchanges, supporting TON ecosystem projects through token listing, liquidity provision, custom integration, and awareness campaigns to enhance their accessibility. Bing Ventures is the latest firm that joins a list of institutional investors and organizations, including Animoca Brands and Pantera Capital, to voice support for the blockchain. As of the press release, TON’s Total Value Locked surpassed $500 million, representing a growth rate of over 2,000% from the $22.9 million recorded in March 2024. About Bing Ventures: Bing Ventures is a pioneering venture capital and research firm affiliated with crypto exchange BingX. Founded in 2021, it aims to support transformative blockchain and crypto ventures and outstanding fund managers driving the next wave of innovations. With a sector-agnostic, value-investing approach, it has a portfolio of more than 50 companies spanning infrastructure, DeFi, GameFi, Web3, and more, including, among others, Avail, Berachain, Manta Network, Pixelmon, Unisat, and Solv Protocol. Bing Ventures is also a Limited Partner (LP) of several leading crypto funds, including those managed by Hack VC, Bankless Ventures, Maven 11 Capital, IOSG Ventures, and Figment Capital. For more information, visit Bing Ventures' Official Website | LinkedIn | Twitter. Contact Details Bing Ventures Jenny Liu +86 159 2140 1005 jenny@bing-ventures.com Company Website https://www.bing-ventures.com/

June 18, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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