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Family Tech Trends – Spring 2024

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April 26, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Industry Visionaries Share Perspectives on the Future of Marketing and Communications at The PR Net Future Focus Conference

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On April 12th The PR Net hosted its second annual Future Focus Conference at Kimpton Eventi’s dedicated event space, SECOND, assembling top industry figures to discuss the future of marketing and communications. The full-day conference featured six panels interspersed with networking sessions and attracted a diverse audience of senior executives from various sectors. Panels were themed around hot topics such as the reinvention of modern media, the future of events & experiences (presented by Snap, Inc.), what's next in influencer marketing (presented by Trend Companies), the effects and applications of AI, affiliate marketing strategies, and the value of brand marketing. To purchase professionally produced recordings of the conference, showcasing all panel discussions from the day for $49.99, click this link here. Reinventing Modern Media Moderator: Brian Strong, Global Head of Communications, Bloomberg Media Panelists: Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour; Amanda Smith, President, Fairchild Media; Willa Bennett, Editor-in-Chief, Highsnobiety and Simone Oliver, Strategic Advisor & Editor at Large 'Reinventing Modern Media' panel featured industry leaders discussing the dynamic nature of media today. Samantha Barry, Glamour's Editor-in-Chief, emphasized the universality of good content, noting, “Sometimes, as a brand, we can go down a rabbit hole of ‘this is a Gen Z thing,’ or ‘this is only for millennial women,’ etc. Oftentimes, good content will reach them all, regardless of generation.” Amanda Smith, President of Fairchild Media, highlighted the importance of brand clarity, stating, “I think we're all being rewarded for having total clarity on who we are and what defines our brand IP. The more we can articulate that in the marketplace, the better off we’ll be.” Willa Bennett, Highsnobiety's Editor-in-Chief, emphasized the value of long-term content investment, saying, “If you invest long term, the traffic will come.” Simone Oliver, Strategic Advisor & Editor at Large, discussed the shift in content engagement and distribution, noting, “Engagement has been the clear winner in terms of how people engage with your content and what you're producing. You want people to see what you make, you want the message to get out there, but distribution has changed.” She also highlighted the evolving nature of content discovery, adding, “Discovery has a different face now.” The Future of Events & Experiences Moderator: Jed Weinstein, Founder & CEO, Rise & Set Panelists: Bronson Van Wyck, Founder, Workshop and DIO; Rachel Racusen, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Snap Inc. and Allison Barrie Rand, Head of Experiential Marketing & Talent Partnerships, Walmart The 'Future of Events & Experiences' panel explored immersive experiences and media's evolving landscape. Bronson Van Wyck, Founder of Workshop and DIO, emphasized holistic experiences, stating, “You want to give someone an opportunity to return to the womb where every aspect of their needs, physical and emotional, are being taken care of.” Rachel Racusen, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Snap Inc., highlighted quality over quantity in media, noting, “If you have an amazing New York Times story that is meant to reach a certain audience and that's the only story you get on something, that could provide a lot more value than twenty stories.” Allison Barrie Rand, Head of Experiential Marketing & Talent Partnerships at Walmart, discussed the intangible nature of creating memories, noting, “We are fundamentally in the business of making memories. And that's hard to measure.” Rand also emphasized using technology to foster community and connection, stating, “Tech needs to be leveraged as a tool to help further enable community, to help further enable connection.” She cautioned against expecting every experience to achieve all objectives, stating, “When we expect every single experience that we do to boil the ocean of objectives, that's not going to get us so far.” What's Next in Influencer Marketing? Moderator: Faye Halligan, Director of Talent Relations, Trend Companies Panelists: Ted Raad, Founder & CEO, Trend Companies; Anna Kai, Content Creator, @itsmaybeboth; Nena Evans, Content Creator, @nenaevans and Emily Fauver, Content Creator, @emily.fauver The 'What's Next in Influencer Marketing?' panel delved into the evolving influencer landscape. Ted Raad, Founder & CEO of Trend Companies, stressed the importance of creators remaining authentic to their audience, noting, “The most important thing... is that they are saying who they are to their audience, and the audience will matter more than any campaign.” He also highlighted creators' influence on both their audience and fellow creators. Emily Fauver, Content Creator, mentioned the continuous innovation in content creation on established platforms, saying, “The fact that we're still coming up with new ways to create content on platforms that have been around for a while, I think it’s just getting started.” Anna Kai, Content Creator, expressed confidence in the enduring nature of social media platforms, stating, “Social media is gonna be around forever whether it's TikTok or MikMok, so we'll figure it out.” Nena Evans, Content Creator, discussed the uncertainty of future content sharing platforms, stating, “At the end of the day, the value that we're creating, it has to be shared somewhere. It might not be TikTok, it might not be Instagram, it might be an unknown. We really don't know.” She emphasized the current importance of relatability and authenticity in connecting creators with their audiences. AI’s Effect on Marcomms Moderated by Samyutha Reddy, Head of Corporate Marketing, Jasper AI Panelists: Paul Miser, EVP, Group Director, HOW (a 5W Agency); Aaron Kwittken, Founder and CEO, PRophet and CEO, Stagwell Marketing Cloud, Comms Tech Unit and Alexia Adana, VP, Director of Creative Technology, Edelman The panel on "AI’s Effect on Marcomms" delved into how artificial intelligence is reshaping marketing and communications strategies. Paul Miser, EVP, Group Director at HOW, highlighted that AI complements human roles, enabling faster validation of insights and ideation. He emphasized, “[AI] is not going to replace your role, but it allows you to validate insights faster, it allows you to ideate faster, it gives you analytical models that are faster.” Miser also stressed the importance for agencies to understand AI's role in enhancing relationships and expediting validation processes. Aaron Kwittken, Founder and CEO of PRophet, urged professionals to embrace a mindset of becoming communications engineers. He discussed the significance of predictive AI, stating, “Anytime people talk about AI, they think about generative. But predictive AI will be most potent, consequential and revolutionary for comms pros." Alexia Adana, VP, Director of Creative Technology at Edelman, emphasized the need to become proficient with AI tools, stating, “On an individual level, it's getting comfortable with having a back and forth with AI tools in a way that's going to help you approach problems and your goals in a far more efficient way than if you were just solely relying on your individual brain.” Elevating Affiliate Marketing Strategies Moderator: Jeremiah Corley, Affiliate Director, Dreamday Panelists: Teresa Grammatke, Senior Director, eAccountable; Taylor Kendrick, Senior Manager, Channel Partnerships, impact.com; Jacqueline Goldstein, Vice President, Commerce, NY Post and Leilani Han, Executive Director, Commerce, The New York Times Wirecutter The "Elevating Affiliate Marketing Strategies" panel offered dynamic insights to supercharge affiliate approaches. Teresa Grammatke of eAccountable highlighted a shifting audience perspective, noting, “The audience has changed and people assume that you're getting the money now. So it's not as big of a deal for the audience to know that they're earning off of it.” Taylor Kendrick from impact.com emphasized the critical need for proactive affiliate engagement, stating, “You have to be diligent with following up with all these affiliates, just make sure you continue and continue to reach out to them.” Jacqueline Goldstein of NY Post discussed the pivotal role of offering competitive benefits to affiliates, like free fast shipping. Leilani Han of The New York Times Wirecutter emphasized the strategic importance of commerce content publishers, stating, “For the performance PR professionals, commerce content publishers don't just represent a number in the tally of coverage you garner, now we are also adding value to your clients’ bottom line.” Han also stressed the vital nature of nurturing affiliate partnerships, noting, “An affiliate link isn't a spigot of revenue where you just put up an affiliate link and turn it on. It's a constant feedback loop, it’s important to be constantly nurturing the partnerships.” Is 2024 the Year of Brand Marketing? Moderator: Celia Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, FINN Partners Panelists: Ana Andjelic, Chief Brand Officer, Ex Esprit, Banana Republic; Colin Kavanagh, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard; Samina Virk, North America CEO, Vestiaire Collective and Crystal Vinisse, Vice President - Global Brand Leader, Lifestyle & Luxury Brands, Hyatt Hotels Corporation The highly anticipated panel, 'Is 2024 the Year of Brand Marketing?' delved into the evolving landscape of brand marketing, with experts providing insights into the strategies and approaches that will define the year ahead. Ana Andjelic, Chief Brand Officer at Ex Esprit and Banana Republic, characterized brand marketing as a strategy of cultural influence, advocating for continuous engagement with culture and creativity. Samina Virk, North America CEO at Vestiaire Collective, preferred the term "brand growth," emphasizing the interconnectedness of brand marketing with overall business growth. She stressed the importance of understanding the customer to create authentic brand moments, stating, “Focus on who your customer or your client is. Because I think that will help answer which moments you speak about and marry that with what is authentic.” Crystal Vinisse, Vice President - Global Brand Leader at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, underscored the experience-driven nature of today's economy, noting that brands must deliver on their promises to maintain customer trust. She remarked, “We are still very much in an experience-driven economy. So that means, while I might have an emotional connection to your brand, there's less forgiveness and grace if I have an experience that isn't what you marketed to me.” Colin Kavanagh, Chief Marketing Officer at Pernod Ricard, emphasized the importance of authenticity in brand messaging, stating, “You have to be authentic. That's the key thing for me – and you have to stay true to that.” The Future Focus Conference provided attendees with invaluable insights about the latest trends and future predictions for the marketing communications industry. The networking breaks throughout the day were embraced by the audience, which included representatives from brands like Sephora, Bumble, Fritz Hansen, Hilton Hotels, Brunello Cucinelli, Turkish Airlines, Match Group, Pernod Ricard, J. Crew, Leading Hotels of the World and Campari Group, and agency leaders from M&C Saatchi, Weber Shandwick, BPCM, Magrino, H&S, Finn Partners, 5W, Derris, Quinn, Day One Agency, KWT Global, Karla Otto and LaForce. The summit culminated with guests gathering in SECOND’s bar area for the cocktail hour, enjoying cocktails by Redemption Whiskey, Gray Whale Gin, Cantera Negra Reposado Tequila, and Josh Cellars Wines. Photos: Link HERE (credit: Adele Makulova) ABOUT THE PR NET: The PR Net is the premier global network for marketing and communications professionals. It is a modern take on the classic networking club and an "industry insider favorite” for executives looking for a central platform for industry intelligence and connections. Founded by industry veteran Lisa Smith in 2015, The PR Net consists of online content that reads like a magazine, member-only services, and highly sought-after digital and in-person member events. Contact Details The PR Net Sara Sturges +1 646-934-4631 ssturges@theprnet.com Company Website https://theprnet.com/

April 25, 2024 11:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Over 200 passionate programmers participated in The Bucharest Hackathon 2024, and the total prizes exceeded 50,000 dollars

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https://we.tl/t-lk7ZTXr33k Bucharest, 25th of April 2024: On April 14th, the Odeon Theater hosted the second edition of The Bucharest Hackathon, the first hackathon in Romania dedicated to enthusiasts of new technologies. The competition brought together over 200 amateur and senior programmers, both Romanian and foreign, who came from Bucharest as well as from other cities in the country, such as Cluj, Brasov, or Craiova. For 24 hours, they coded and competed in developing software projects that tested the limits of modern technologies. The top three teams won the grand prize of a total value of $30,000, but 25 teams were also selected to receive special prizes from the partners. For the final competition, 35 teams were selected. “ The Bucharest Hackathon is attracting more and more participants. I was impressed by the level of competence of the teams and projects and their achievements in only 24 hours. The jury members, most of whom have international experience, appreciated the location and organization, stating that they felt like they were at a hackathon in Silicon Valley. Genezio was chosen by more than half of the teams to implement their solution. ” Andrei Pitis, CEO & Co-founder of Genezio. “ From the moment we saw the first registrations for the event, we realized that we were going to have a completely different edition: an iconic location, much bolder ideas, much more creative solutions, but also a considerable effort - and so it was. The Bucharest Hackathon was truly an emotional roller-coaster: from the trust in the colleagues on our team to the transformation of an idea into a product, and to the decisive moment when you find out if you are among the winners,” said Flavian Manea, CEO and co-founder of Bware Labs. “At MultiversX, we are proud to support innovation and entrepreneurship in our tech community. The partnership with The Bucharest Hackathon underlines our commitment to the future of technology and innovation in Romania. We are excited to see such creative ideas turned into reality and provide the necessary support for these projects to become successful startups”, Daniel Serb, VP of Business Development of MultiversX. Each of the three winning teams received prizes worth over $10,000, as well as Amazon vouchers worth $15,000, while the teams that won special prizes from the partners received $20,000 in vouchers on the Blast platform, developed by Bware Labs, $10,000 in Genezio vouchers, two startup support prizes from MultiversX, a special prize from Google: Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) smart speakers, an innovation prize from PiSquared worth $2,500 in vouchers and $2,000 in consulting vouchers from Astrarizon. Fork_Exec, Salty, and Awesome Hackers are this year's winning teams at The Bucharest Hackathon This year’s grand prize of $5,000 was won by the Fork_Exec team, made up of Dejanu Alexandru, Opri Cezar, and Dumitru Iulia. Fork_Exec developed a software solution based on speech recognition and artificial intelligence technologies that allows programmers to automate parts of coding based on voice commands. Second place, worth $3,000, went to the Salty team, composed of Kerimberdi Agayev Kaibov Merdan and Cihan Ilhan. They proposed an application for high school students to receive guidance on complex math problems. The application takes the user’s handwriting and, combining OpenAI and AWS Cloud technologies provides the answer to the problem almost instantly. The third prize, of $2,000, was won by the programmers from the Awesome Hackers team, namely Puiu Răzvan, Ene Cosmina, and Manea Lucas. Awesome Hackers created a neural data collection platform designed to help improve cognitive function and focus. In addition, two of the participating teams will receive support from MultiversX so that their ideas can reach the startup stage (Awesome Hackers and Mental Regression). Among the special prize winners is also the Wildcard team, who received a Nest Hub 2nd Generation from Google. The jury was made up of tech experts, IT entrepreneurs, and top executives from the companies: Genezio, Bware Labs, MultiversX, Google, Stripe, PiSquared, XOXNO, and Amazon Web Services. For this edition, the main partners Genezio and Bware Labs, the co-founding companies of The Bucharest Hackathon project, were joined by the Romanian blockchain company MultiversX. Among the partners of the second edition of The Bucharest Hackathon are the companies Stripe, PiSquared, XOXNO, Google, Amazon Web Services, Astrarizon, and xExchange. The event was sponsored by Orange Romania, AQUA Carpatica, Blue Romania, Domeniile Averești, Komoder Romania, Nespresso Professional, and Good Routine by SECOM, with media and communication partners Republica, Innovation Labs, ETH Bucharest, Caracteristic PR, KCD Romania, and the Student League Electronics. About The Bucharest Hackathon The Bucharest Hackathon is a 24-hour competition dedicated to programmers and enthusiasts of modern technologies, such as AI, Dev Tools, blockchain, and others. Although initially dedicated to those in Bucharest, the event welcomed programmers from other cities or countries in both editions. The event was founded by Bware Labs and Genezio in 2023 to provide enthusiasts of modern technologies with the space, resources, and challenges they need to develop themselves and test both their limits and those of new technologies. About MultiversX MultiversX is a highly scalable, secure, and decentralized blockchain network built from first principles, to solve the two fundamental problems critical for widespread, global adoption: a transition from dialup to broadband, and a significant UX paradigm shift. Media Contact: Dan Voicu, Head of Communications dan.voicu@multiversx.com Distributed by STORM Partners. Contact Adrian Bono for interviews and quotes - adrian.bono@storm.partners or telegram @STORMPartners Contact Details MultiversX Dan Voicu, Head of Communications dan.voicu@multiversx.com Company Website https://multiversx.com/

April 25, 2024 11:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Locality Appoints Jeremy Fass as VP of Addressable & Programmatic Advertising

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Locality, the industry’s preeminent local video solutions provider, today announces the appointment of Jeremy Fass as the company’s VP of Addressable & Programmatic Advertising. In this newly minted role, Fass will focus on leveraging technology, data, and Locality’s direct access to the industry’s highest quality CTV inventory to help marketers address qualified local audiences at scale through expanded programmatic channels. Moreover, Fass will play a critical role in helping publishers connect to premium demand outside their core national advertising sales focus. Fass brings more than 15 years of experience in building audience-based marketplaces, solutions, and businesses for sell-side platforms and media companies alike to his new role. He will report directly to Steven DeMain, EVP of Sales at Locality. Fass joins Locality from The Arena Group, where he was Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Advertising Revenue and led digital ad revenue and sales, account management, programmatic partnerships, and yield strategy. Prior to The Arena Group, Fass held extended leadership positions at publishing businesses such as Head of Programmatic Revenue and Addressable Advertising at New York Media, and Executive Director of enterprise partnerships at Condé Nast. He spent the initial chapters of his career developing supply side businesses at industry leaders such as Meta and PubMatic, in the early days of exchange-based ad-monetization and consulted media owners on tools and platforms that enabled maximum distribution and monetization of their media assets. “Jeremy’s arrival marks a pivotal moment for Locality,” said Steven DeMain. “His extensive experience in the digital advertising industry brings value to Locality as it continues to solidify itself in the industry as a trusted source to help marketers and publishers expand their local reach through premium inventory.” “I’m thrilled to join Locality on its journey to unlocking the full potential of local TV advertising,” said Fass. “Locality is committed to being a trusted partner for advertisers, marketers, and publishers, and I’m incredibly excited to share my industry expertise with this team to guide clients to efficiently, and strategically, reach audiences in premium environments.” About Locality Locality is the industry’s preeminent local video solutions provider, committed to addressing the evolving needs of advertisers by unlocking the power of local and driving dollars to the local video marketplace. Locality brings together the best talent in both broadcast and streaming helping brands tap into the mindset of the local consumer and precisely reach optimal markets, nationally. Having served more than 1,500 ad agencies and 4,500 advertisers, to date, Locality offers the best premium inventory that the industry has to offer to help brands optimize their spend and target audiences at scale. Our team resides in 11 locations across the U.S. designed to strategically service 100% of DMAs. For more information, please visit www.locality.com. Contact Details Kite Hill PR for Locality +1 973-722-7881 julia@kitehillpr.com

April 25, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Meme Coin Mania Is Back! These Memecoins Are Fuelling the Crypto Boom

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Meme coins are surging in value, and could fuel the next market run, and boom within the crypto sphere. However, there are many meme coins to choose from, so knowing how to diversify is essential in order to get the best possible returns out of the market. Three meme coins have stood out the most as of recently, including Shiba Inu (SHIB), Floki (FLOKI) and KangaMoon (KANG). Today, we will be conducting an in-depth analysis of each one to determine just how far they can rise, and to see what kind of returns investors can expect. By the end, we will determine which is one of the best meme coins to invest in during 2024. Shiba Inu (SHIB) Grows 164.5% – Can This Meme Coin Climb Further? Shiba Inu (SHIB) has been dominating the chart as a top-growth meme coin as of recently, as it managed to experience a year-to-date (YTD) climb of 164.5%. Moreover, within the span of a single week, the Shiba Inu price has gone up from a low point of $0.00002107 to a maximum value point at $0.00002762, which has positioned it as a major player with a 15.3% growth. Its spike has not stopped, as if it gathers further bullish attention, the Shiba Inu crypto could soon experience major price gains. Based on the Shiba Inu price prediction, it is projected that it can spike to a maximum point of value at $0.000058 by the end of 2024. Floki (FLOKI) Spikes 516.4% YTD – Is the Rise Over? Floki (FLOKI) has experienced a notable price uptrend as well, as its year-to-date (YTD) climb was by 516.4%. At this rate of growth, it is bound to essentially fuel the next crypto boom, especially as the Floki crypto has not stopped its growth even in the short-term. Specifically, according to the on-chart metrics, the Floki price has grown from a low point at $0.00013 to a maximum value of $0.000179. As a result, market sentiment is bullish on this memecoin, and while it's up 11.3% during the past week, according to the Floki price prediction, it can end 2024 at $0.000216. KangaMoon (KANG) Rises 290% and Has Over 20K Holders Fueled by Social-Fi Elements KangaMoon (KANG) has already seen over 20,000 registered users, and its native token is a part of the crypto wallets of over 5,800 holders as-well. Moreover, the presale has raised over $5 million and by the end of April, can pass the $6 million raised mark fueled by the massive level of interest and the massive KANG growth potential. Just during the past trading session, KANG spiked from $0.005 to $0.0196, rising by 290% and now at Stage 5 of its presale, is seeing rapid momentum. The key catalyst for this growth is its unique fuse of Play-to-Earn (P2E) elements, with a focus on the community, and Social-Fi elements. These aspects differentiate this meme coin from most competitors, as it features vast utility as a result of this. KANG is one of the memecoins that will enable anyone the opportunity to buy items, level up characters within the P2E game, and access the dedicated marketplace in which they can buy, sell or trade NFTs. As a result, sentiment is bullish and analysts project that it can spike to $0.5 by the end of Q2, 2024, making it one of the best meme coins to invest in. Summary It's clear that both Floki and Shiba Inu are dominant forces within the meme coin space, and 2024 has also been a bullish year for them. But many traders, investors and enthusiasts have begun turning their attention to the blockchain ICO of KangaMoon as it can redefine the meme coin space and even become a part of the major P2E gaming industry, expected to reach $885 million by 2028, making it the hottest project to jump into. Discover the Exciting Opportunities of the KangaMoon (KANG) Presale Today! Website: https://Kangamoon.com/ Join Our Telegram Community: https://t.me/Kangamoonofficial Integrating GameFi and Play To EarnEmbark on your quest for glory. Assemble your champions, engage in epic battles or bet on your favorite fighters to earn $KANG tokens and exclusive rewards. Gain control of rare NFTs, unlock exclusive content and build alliances with fellow gamers as you ascend the ranks and leaderboards. Disclaimer: The following disclaimer is important to read and understand before engaging with Kangamoon, a play-to-earn meme coin. By accessing or participating in any activities related to Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined below: 1 No Financial Advice: This whitepaper and any associated content do not constitute financial advice, investment recommendations, or solicitation to purchase Kangamoon tokens. The information provided is for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before making any financial decisions. 2 Volatility and Risks: Cryptocurrencies, including Kangamoon, are volatile and subject to significant price fluctuations. Investing in or holding Kangamoon tokens involves substantial risks, including the possibility of total loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. 3 Regulatory Compliance: The regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies is evolving and varies across jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in your country or region before engaging with Kangamoon. 4 Uncertain Market: The market for meme coins and play-to-earn platforms is highly speculative and subject to rapid changes. There is no guarantee of market demand, liquidity, or utility for Kangamoon tokens. Token values may fluctuate drastically and may not reflect the intrinsic value of the project. By continuing to engage with Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the risks and limitations outlined in this disclaimer. You should only participate if you fully understand and are willing to assume these risks. Contact Details Kangamoon marketing@kangamoon.com Company Website https://kangamoon.com/

April 24, 2024 09:16 AM Central Daylight Time

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Shareholder to Return to Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting One Year After Arrest in Omaha

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As the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on May 4 in Omaha approaches, National Legal and Policy Center Chairman Peter Flaherty plans a return to the same stage where last year, while presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, Warren Buffett cut off his speech and Flaherty was arrested. Trumped-up charges against Flaherty were later dropped. NLPC has another proposal on Berkshire’s 2024 proxy statement and Flaherty is scheduled to speak on the measure for his allotted five minutes. The nonprofit corporate watchdog released a short video that briefly recounts last year’s incident and points out Mr. Buffett’s contradictory positions on how he manages shareholder meetings. The video may be found on NLPC’s website: https://nlpc.org/corporate-integrity-project/video-nlpc-returns-to-berkshire-hathaway-annual-meeting-one-year-after-chairmans-arrest/ The video highlights a past statement Mr. Buffett made to CNBC. Responding to an interviewer’s question about Berkshire allowing investors who attend the popular annual meeting to ask any question they want, Mr. Buffett responded, “We’ve got a partnership feeling toward the people who have given us their money, and we don’t screen ‘em, and they can ask whatever’s on their mind.” However, last year Mr. Buffett made an exception to that principle when Peter Flaherty – during his official remarks presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, which was on the meeting agenda – brought up Mr. Buffett’s relationship with billionaire Bill Gates, their shared philanthropic efforts, and Mr. Gates’s troubling relationship with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. At that point, Flaherty’s microphone was silenced, and security and Omaha law enforcement forcibly walked him out of the arena and to a local police precinct, where he was arrested, booked, fingerprinted and held for about three hours. As NLPC argued last year in a report to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Berkshire’s identity is inextricably linked with Mr. Buffett’s. As such, his philanthropic activities and personal associations are fair targets for criticism, unlike those of nearly any other corporate Chairman/CEO. NLPC also filed a complaint with the SEC late last year over Berkshire’s inappropriate treatment of Flaherty at the meeting. “Warren Buffett boasts that shareholders can ask questions on any topic they desire, but I guess that doesn’t include questions about Bill Gates or Jeffrey Epstein,” Flaherty said. This year’s shareholder proposal addresses concerns about Berkshire’s risk vulnerabilities over the amount its sales and supply chain depend on China. Subsidiaries such as Duracell and Fruit of the Loom, and significant investments such as Apple and Coca-Cola, substantially depend on access to the communist nation. NLPC also filed a proxy memo with the SEC in support of this year’s proposal. The video released by NLPC concludes by wondering if Mr. Buffett will keep his word, and let all Berkshire investors say “whatever is on their mind.” For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

April 24, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Analyst Gives Insights on Fantom and Injective, 5 Reasons Why KANG Is at the Top

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Top market analyst Crypto Tony gave a sensational insight into the direction of Fantom (FTM) and Injective (INJ), exploring their potential to turn green soon. In this article, we analyzed Tony's exciting insight, drawing investors to the potential of these tokens. In the meantime, KangaMoon (KANG) has emerged as one of the top meme coins to invest in amidst the changing market dynamics. More details below. Crypto Tony Believes $19 Is a Good Entry Point For Injective For investors who may be looking for Injective to dip further before jumping in, popular crypto analyst Crypto Tony believes the token good entry point could be anywhere above the $19 mark. Tony remarked on his X post, detailing the key insights that can trigger Injective momentum. Tony noticed that the Injective token has built a base above the $19 threshold, which means the token is unlikely to dip further than that before it starts to pick up again. He advised holders not to rush to change their position and believed that the token could challenge the $30 threshold before the end of the month. Analyst Pegs Fantom (FTM) Entry Barrier at $0.65 Earlier in the month, Crypto Tony also provided a powerful insight for investors looking at Fantom token (FTM). Although the token price has dropped by 20% in the past week to stand at $0.7, Tony believes the token could dip further, providing an opportunity for investors to come in. However, Tony advised investors to be careful as a good entry point for Fantom is $0.65. He believed that the token can't get lower than this before it shoots up again in the bull market, where it is expected to rise to $5. Investors Accumulate KangaMoon (KANG), Analysts Provide Reasons While Crypto Tony has provided insightful analysis on the Fantom and Injective momentum, KangaMoon is enjoying massive attention in the meme coin market. The project has already raised over $5M in presale, registered more than 20k participants, and currently has more than 6k holders, justifying its wide acceptance across the meme coin market. Analysts observed KangaMoon's trajectory and concluded that investors are purchasing the token for 5 reasons. One is KangaMoon utility which incorporates GameFI and SocialFi functionalities. Two, the KangaMoon rewards system where gamers earn through intense competition also gives spectators a way to earn through betting and predictions. KangaMoon ROI is the third reason investors are accumulating the token. The KANG token has returned a 290% ROI for early adopters, with the price value moving from $0.005 to $0.0196. Investors are also moved by KangaMoon's potential, with its ability to become one of the best new meme coins to tap into the $200B NFT market, which looks promising. Lastly, investors' interest in KangaMoon also stemmed from its expected price jump soon. The token will be on major exchanges in the second quarter of 2024 and analysts project that the price may skyrocket to $0.5 by then. For these reasons, analysts also project KangaMoon to raise $7M in presale before its listing, making it one of the top meme coins to invest in now. Discover the exciting opportunities of the KangaMoon (KANG) presale today! Website: https://kangaMoon.com/ Join our KangaMoon community: https://t.me/kangaMoonofficial Integrating GameFi and Play To EarnEmbark on your quest for glory. Assemble your champions, engage in epic battles or bet on your favorite fighters to earn $KANG tokens and exclusive rewards. Gain control of rare NFTs, unlock exclusive content and build alliances with fellow gamers as you ascend the ranks and leaderboards. Disclaimer: The following disclaimer is important to read and understand before engaging with Kangamoon, a play-to-earn meme coin. By accessing or participating in any activities related to Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined below: 1 No Financial Advice: This whitepaper and any associated content do not constitute financial advice, investment recommendations, or solicitation to purchase Kangamoon tokens. The information provided is for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before making any financial decisions. 2 Volatility and Risks: Cryptocurrencies, including Kangamoon, are volatile and subject to significant price fluctuations. Investing in or holding Kangamoon tokens involves substantial risks, including the possibility of total loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. 3 Regulatory Compliance: The regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies is evolving and varies across jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in your country or region before engaging with Kangamoon. 4 Uncertain Market: The market for meme coins and play-to-earn platforms is highly speculative and subject to rapid changes. There is no guarantee of market demand, liquidity, or utility for Kangamoon tokens. Token values may fluctuate drastically and may not reflect the intrinsic value of the project. By continuing to engage with Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the risks and limitations outlined in this disclaimer. You should only participate if you fully understand and are willing to assume these risks. Contact Details Kangamoon marketing@kangamoon.com Company Website https://kangamoon.com/

April 24, 2024 04:23 AM Central Daylight Time

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The foundation of the AI Revolution Isn’t What You Think

MarketJar

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just a buzzword; it’s quite literally transforming the world as we know it. Anyone with a smartphone or access to the internet now has AI at their fingertips, but few realize the crucial role critical minerals play in the AI revolution. Critical minerals like copper, lithium and even uranium, are the foundation modern technology is built upon. They are an essential ingredient in everything from electric vehicles and smart grids to smartphones and batteries, sending demand skyrocketing in recent years. The influx of new AI data centers being built across the globe is also driving demand for critical minerals to new highs. Amazon plans to spend almost US$150 billion over the next 15 years to build and operate data centers around the world, while Microsoft will spend nearly $6 billion on AI data centers in the UK and Japan. The problem is, the aggressive pace of AI adoption and the rising number of energy-sucking AI data centers is putting additional strain on global supply chains that are already stretched thin by net-zero goals. Add to that years of underinvestment in new mines and concentrated supply in high-risk regions, and it becomes clear that supply will struggle to keep pace with the rising demand. As critical minerals become scarcer, their value increases and according to a new report from The Oregon Group, it could trigger a 10-year supercycle. Artificial Intelligence and the next Critical Mineral Supercycle The Oregon Group is an investment research team founded by independent capital markets experts, Anthony Milewski and Justin Cochrane, that provides insights about the macro so you can invest in the micro. In a world grappling with climate change, disruptive technologies, and geopolitical shifts, The Oregon Group navigates investors through the complexities of global trends and opportunities, helping them seize the moment amidst the risks and rewards of today's dynamic landscape. The company’s latest report, titled “Artificial Intelligence and the next Critical Mineral Supercycle,” examines key trends affecting the growth across the sector, including: The increasing demand for critical minerals driven by the rapid expansion of artificial intelligence applications. Challenges faced by energy grids due to the surge in electricity demand from data centers and AI technologies. The role of nuclear energy and uranium in meeting the growing power needs of data centers and AI. The significance of renewable energy sources and their critical mineral requirements in achieving net-zero targets. Supply and demand dynamics of essential minerals such as copper and tin in the context of AI and technological advancements. As AI adoption continues to surge, its intricate relationship with critical minerals becomes increasingly apparent. In "Artificial Intelligence and the next Critical Mineral Supercycle," The Oregon Group offers a deep dive into the pivotal relationship between AI and critical minerals. With insights into demand trends, energy grid challenges, and mineral supply dynamics, this report provides a clear roadmap for navigating this evolving landscape. Read The Oregon Group ’s "Artificial Intelligence and the next Critical Mineral Supercycle by clicking here. Disclaimer 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies set forth in this Article. 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Market Jar Media Inc. is neither an investment adviser nor a broker-dealer. The information presented on the website is provided for informative purposes only and is not to be treated as a recommendation to make any specific investment. No such information on PressReach.com constitutes advice or a recommendation. Contact Details James Young +1 800-340-9767 campaigns@pressreach.com Company Website https://pressreach.com

April 22, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Completes Major Fiber Network Expansion in Spring Hill, Kansas

Comcast Greater Kansas City

Comcast announced today the completed expansion of its next-generation Xfinity network to homes and businesses in the City of Spring Hill. The media and technology company invested more than $13 million to install more than 90 miles of new fiber-rich highways that will offer residential broadband speeds faster than 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and business speeds up to 100 Gbps. The completion is part of Comcast’s ongoing expansion in the Midwest where Comcast is also expanding into Paola/Hillsdale. “The Kelly-Toland Administration recognizes that building reliable broadband services is essential for healthy communities throughout the state,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “With the completion of this project, the Spring Hill community now has the resources needed to stay connected and engaged – and help drive economic development.” "The City of Spring Hill joins Comcast in celebrating the completion of this investment in our community. It will support workforce development, education and greater access to high-speed internet for our residents. This was a big priority of this administration from the start, and I’m glad to see it through to becoming a reality. It also improves our internet infrastructure in a way that is attractive to businesses interested in growing here," said Mayor Joe Berkey, City of Spring Hill. “I am grateful for Comcast’s commitment to expanding broadband access to Spring Hill and also their continued commitment to sponsoring other Spring Hill community events throughout the year.” To celebrate the expansion of Xfinity services to the City of Spring Hill, Comcast will donate $5,000 to the Spring Hill Education Foundation and will host an ‘Xfinity On Tour’ event during the Spring Hill Recreation Center Daffodil Days on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at the Spring Hill Learning Academy at 300 E. Street. This free, family-oriented community event provides residents the opportunity to learn more about Comcast services, answer questions, and take advantage of exclusive offers. You can also stop into the nearest Xfinity store to learn more. For Spring Hill residents, this expansion means access to all Xfinity Internet service offerings with speeds faster than 1 Gig and advanced WiFi technology from powerful gateways capable of delivering reliable and consistent connections for real-time activities like gaming, live streaming, and video conferencing with ultra-low lag. Residents will also have access to the Xfinity X1 video platform, Xfinity Home, Comcast’s professionally installed home security solution, and Xfinity Mobile, one of the nation’s fastest growing mobile services that can save customers hundreds of dollars a year on their mobile bills, and is top ranked in customer satisfaction. “Reliable high-speed internet is essential in today’s digital economy, which is why Comcast continues its commitment to connect more Johnson County region families and businesses to the moments that matter most,” said Kalyn Hove, Comcast Midwest Regional Senior Vice President. “By establishing the best broadband infrastructure today, we are securing the economic prosperity of these communities for tomorrow.” For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, cybersecurity, managed solutions and Comcast Business Mobile products designed specifically for their employee’s needs. 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 and Internet provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading providers to larger organizations in 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. “We purchased The Bean in Spring Hill nearly three years ago. The most difficult part of doing business was little to no access to internet and proper speeds needed to run our business,” stated Brad Killen, CEO of The Bean. “When I spoke with Comcast Business it was a quick YES to help us. Before switching to Comcast, our WiFi went out every other day and we were running on the slowest speeds. We are now finally getting normal speeds and could not be happier with the service. Everyday dozens of people work, take meetings, or calls at The Bean and this upgrade keeps people coming back for more.” Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Corporation Jill Hornbacher +1 651-425-1695 jill_hornbacher@comcast.com Company Website https://midwest.comcast.com

April 19, 2024 08:30 AM Central Daylight Time

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