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Amber Group Reimagines Digital Wealth Management In The Metaverse With Launch Of WhaleFin

Amber Group

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 December 2021 - Amber Group, a global leader in digital assets, today announced the launch of WhaleFin, its flagship digital asset platform that is uniquely positioned to empower mainstream investors to build wealth in the digital era and further democratize access to the world of crypto finance. Built with the deep expertise that Amber Group has developed serving both institutional and retail markets, WhaleFin is an all-in-one platform that bridges the demands from both markets, serving as the preferred gateway to crypto for users, regardless of their experience. The launch of WhaleFin marks an important milestone for Amber Group, delivering on its mission to unlock the value of crypto finance for individuals and organizations, at a time when digital assets are gaining mainstream acceptance and adoption across global financial ecosystems. Designed with universality in mind, the WhaleFin combines institutional-grade features of the Amber Pro, launched in 2019, with the intuitive user interface and features of the Amber App, launched in 2020. "The concept of wealth has changed radically over the last few years and there is an urgent need for investors to rethink the way they build wealth in a future that is increasingly digital and decentralized", said Michael Wu, CEO and Co-founder of Amber Group. "WhaleFin represents the gateway into the new world of finance, one that will be underpinned by the growth of the metaverse and the rising prominence of digital assets. At Amber Group, we are incredibly excited to help shape this decentralized future, as we onboard investors at all levels into the world of crypto finance." With WhaleFin, all users can now access institutional-grade digital asset trading tools through a seamless interface on both web browser and mobile app. The platform comes in two versions to cover the full spectrum of investing needs - the 'pro' version lends comprehensive trading features for diversified investing activities, while the 'lite' version enables crypto beginners to buy, earn and swap digital assets simply and securely. Long-term value generation, next generation algorithmic trading, investment flexibility and state-of-the-art security are at the core of WhaleFin's product offering. Key features of WhaleFin include: Long term value generation – WhaleFin users can maximize their yields to build their digital wealth with WhaleFin's structured products that are designed to monetize their market views. Users are also afforded a high degree of customization that includes investment currency, linked price and maturity dates, offering them innovative ways to grow their portfolio of digital assets. Cutting edge algorithmic trading – WhaleFin supports customized algorithmic executions with automated ICEBERG, TWAP and VWAP orders with minimal price impact. Automated transaction cost analysis reports are also generated for users, providing them with a smarter and more transparent way to trade. Investment flexibility – Built with cutting-edge earn features that include a daily interest payout and early funds redemption, users can easily trade over 100+ digital assets at competitive prices on WhaleFin. Users will also enjoy the flexibility of using digital assets as collateral, allowing them to manage their portfolio risk as they implement margin trading strategies with highly customizable loan tenures. State-of-the-art-security – WhaleFin leverages multi-party computation technology, in partnership with leading security infrastructure providers in the industry to ensure users are able to invest and grow their digital assets with total peace of mind. Beyond empowering users with the best tools to make sound investment decisions, WhaleFin also empowers users with the opportunity to invest in a sustainable future. WhaleFin plans to harness resources from across the industry to support public education campaigns on the climate crisis as well as to mobilise communities to take action for our planet. "The launch of WhaleFin is a landmark moment for us. At Amber Group, we want to continue developing the digital assets ecosystem by empowering everyone with institutional-grade tools and new touchpoints for people to easily access their digital assets. As the ecosystem matures and becomes increasingly sophisticated, it is important that we help facilitate a connected and inclusive global market and uphold the democratic spirit of DeFi. Not only does this critically drive innovation for the advancement of our global economy, it is also the spirit of opportunity and the seed to create a better world for everyone," Wu added. For more information about WhaleFin, please visit Due to regulatory reasons, WhaleFin does not currently support or provide services to customers from some jurisdictions. About Amber Group Amber Group is a leading digital asset platform operating globally with offices in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The firm provides a full range of digital asset services spanning investing, financing, and trading. Amber is backed by prominent investors including Paradigm, Dragonfly, Pantera, Polychain, Sequoia, and Tiger Global. For more information, please visit, or contact them at Contact Details Amber Group Stella Wang

December 15, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The ONLY independent fantasy sports company playable in 34 states, StatHero lets DFS players go H2H against house lineups instead of in short-odds contests with unknown users. The fantasy sports and sports betting hybrid has become a game-changing force in the DFS space with 400% month-over-month growth in deposits and players betting an average of $1,500/yr; THREE TIMES the average spend of industry leading apps DraftKings and FanDuel. It’s this type of explosive growth that drew the attention of Illinois-based BFG Sports Bet, a venture capital fund with over a decade of experience in the highly regulated gaming industry. BFG is leading StatHero’s $4 million Series A Round of funding, on a $37 million valuation. The prospect of high-growth potential is obvious and this marks a significant next step. Monica and Robert Breslow of BFG Sports Bet: “We believe StatHero is the most innovative, exciting, user-friendly DFS platform available on the market today and has potential for tremendous growth. The combination of the gaming market, passion of the founders and the clear innovation of the gameplay itself really set them apart in our eyes. Not to mention the disruption that StatHero has been able to bring to this industry over such a short period of time.” Following a $2 million seed round investment in June of 2020 (also led by BFG) StatHero focused its energy and resources on innovation and development. It has fueled a considerable rise in users and has seen the company’s valuation more than double in the time since. Jason Jaramillo, Founder of StatHero: “This Series A round is so special to me because our original investors made it a priority to double up on their investment of StatHero. 2022 is going to be very big for us.” StatHero’s combination of skill-based games and low barrier of entry has allowed players to dive deeper into games while claiming a well over 50% winning percentage. As the company focuses on the future, a Series B round of funding is on the horizon for next spring. Until then, new products, new leagues and new features will be added to complement the slate of head-to-head contests and PARLAYS. About STATHERO Combining the best of fantasy sports and sports gaming, StatHero is a first of its kind daily fantasy sports platform. The company has exploded in growth since founded in 2019 in large part due it’s simple gameplay, low commitment and instant gratification. Stathero uses the familiar fantasy sports based format to allow players to compete against posted lineups across a variety of professional sports and game types including Survivor Pools, Head-to-Head and Fantasy Parlays. Their patent pending gameplay gives players an advantage unlike any other in fantasy sports. It’s truly daily fantasy the way it was meant to be played - one-on-one. For more information, visit: and follow us on Twitter @StatHeroHq. For media/press inquiries on, please contact: Dianne Quirante, Contact Details STATHERO Dianne Quirante +1 323-654-0001 Company Website

December 15, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Symphony wraps up 2021 with two acquisitions, new partnerships and an expanded global leadership team

Symphony Communication Services

Symphony, the leading markets’ infrastructure and technology platform, is now serving over 1000 financial institutions, capping off a year that was marked by significant growth for the company. Symphony spent 2021 executing on partnerships, acquisitions, and continuing to build its global leadership team. Continual technological advancements throughout the year have proved Symphony’s commitment to solving markets challenges, providing secure communications and networked infrastructure while consolidating itself as the largest secure community of financial firms and professionals in the world. On June 24, Symphony announced it had acquired Cloud9 Technologies, an innovative trader voice and electronic communication business, and on August 2, the company announced the acquisition of StreetLinx, the counterparty mapping platform, to offer the most complete and secure verified identity directory in financial services. In the last year, Symphony also chose Google Cloud as its primary cloud provider as part of a strategic multi-year deal, while also establishing partnerships with AccessFintech, Saphyre, Unqork and Quant Insight. Symphony had previously announced a partnership with low-code, no-code Genesis to provide the financial markets community with interoperable technology and applications, built and deployed both securely and at speed. The company has successfully proceeded with the rollout of Symphony 2.0, the second generation of its core collaboration platform, built in close partnership with financial firms to address their workflow needs, from front to middle, to back office and from the buy-side to the sell-side. Additionally, HSBC Global Private Banking engaged Symphony to develop and deploy HSBC GPB Chat, a client engagement platform that enables the private bank’s clients to interact with their relationship management team via one-to-one chat, group chat, document sharing and video/audio conferencing on WhatsApp or WeChat, in a secure and compliant way. Global leadership team 2021 also saw the appointment of Brad Levy as CEO. “We continue to be committed to delivering networked market infrastructure,” Levy said. “We are thrilled to enter 2022 with an expanded team and are energized by the momentum from this year’s new partnerships and acquisitions.” Levy had joined Symphony in July 2020 as president and chief commercial officer. In addition to Levy, Corinna Mitchell was named general counsel, Benjamin Chrnelich, the company’s chief financial officer, assumed the additional role of president, while Dietmar Fauser became chief information officer. Also, Michael Lynch joined as Symphony’s new chief product officer, Gary Godshaw - former CEO of Streetlinx - was named the company’s chief revenue officer, and Jim Miller - Cloud9’s former COO - was named chief customer experience officer. Additionally, industry veteran Marie Patton joined Symphony as managing director for APAC. The team actively engaged with employees, customers and industry partners in London, Paris, Sophia Antipolis, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami and Sunnyvale when travel resumed post COVID-19 restrictions. Innovate conference On November 2, the firm hosted its flagship conference Innovate, where it showcased a live demonstration of how it is integrating the technology of Symphony, Cloud9 and StreetLinx into one powerful inter-firm workflow, and introduced new features such as the Secure Event Service and Groups. The audience heard from senior leaders from BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Citi, JP Morgan Asset Management, Zoom and Google Cloud on lively and relevant discussion panels. About Symphony Symphony is the most secure and compliant markets’ infrastructure and technology platform, where solutions are built or integrated to standardize, automate and innovate financial services workflows. It is a vibrant community of over half a million financial professionals with a trusted directory and serves over 1000 institutions. Symphony is powering over 2,000 community-built applications and bots. For more information, visit Contact Details Odette Maher +44 7747 420807 Company Website

December 14, 2021 10:32 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Earth-scorching electric motorcycle, fleet fueling with no credit card, AI-powered telematics for driver safety and training coming to ShowStoppers press event during CES 2022


Earth-scorching electrified speed, fleet payment for fuel, and AI-driven telematics for driver safety and training are coming to ShowStoppers® at CES, the press event scheduled for 5 Jan. 2022 during the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. For press registration, please contact Steve Leon,, +1 310-936-8530. Journalists attending the press event will see advances to the winner of multiple transportation awards -- the new earth-scorching HyperSport streetfighter model, HyperFighter, the smartest, safest, all-electric sportbike in the world, from Damon Motors, Car IQ®,, has created a payment solution that enables fleet vehicles to pay for fuel without a credit card. All it takes is three easy steps: Pull into the station, select the pump number and let the vehicle take it from there. Video telematics provider SmartWitness,, a CES 2022 Innovations Award Honoree, showcases two cameras and a suite of AI solutions that improve safety and risk analysis for commercial truck fleets. The press event organizes product launches, sneak previews and hands-on demonstrations of new tech for work, home and play for journalists, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives -- from AI to 5G to cloud, VR to digital health; to better, safer, healthier tools for working from home or going back to the office; to future mobility and autonomy, robotics or smart cities; to apps and hardware that drive mobile and desktop innovation; to wearables, IoT, appliances, entertainment, and more. About ShowStoppers Now in its 26th year, ShowStoppers,, is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product launches, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces official press events at CE Week, IFA and NAB; partners with CTA, IFA, GSMA and CEATEC; and produces events during CES, IFA, MWC, NAB, CE Week, CEATEC and other tradeshows. ShowStoppers streams online, broadcasting live events, month after month. To learn more about how you and your company can meet the press at ShowStoppers press events in person and online at ShowStoppers TV, contact Lauren Merel,, +1 908-692-6068, or Dave Leon,, +1 845-821-6123. Contact Details For press registration, please contact: Steve Leon +1 310-936-8530 Company Website

December 14, 2021 09:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Goodway Group Improves OfferIQ™ Automotive Industry Focused Video Overlay Ad

Goodway Group

Goodway Group, the digital partner advertisers trust to deliver campaign performance and media efficiency, announces their mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) to the company’s successful creative overlay ad unit, OfferIQ™. The updated product is designed expressly for automotive OEMs, Zones, LMAs, dealers, and their partner agencies. The improved dynamically-generated ad package meaningfully increases ad performance metrics. Introduced in October 2020, the original OfferIQ™ creative provided Goodway’s automotive clients with a revolutionary dynamic video ad unit. In addition to a better presentation of vehicle-specific incentives, OfferIQ™ enabled automatic at-scale ad customization for each participating dealer. The OfferIQ™ approach ended the era of traditional commercial tags or customized “doughnut hole” sections in the middle of an ad. Goodway’s proprietary system dynamically builds and delivers each ad in under 200 th of a second. Since its introduction, Goodway’s OfferIQ™ ad product has delivered over 95 million impressions utilizing PreRoll, YouTube and UniversalReach TV, Goodway’s Advanced TV/ Full Episode Player (FEP) solution. The performance of OfferIQ™ was tested over five months across 60 LMAs and hundreds of campaigns that ran traditional video versus OfferIQ™ ad units: Compared to traditional Advanced TV ads, OfferIQ™ ads showed a lift in conversion rates of 33%, meaning more ad viewers went on to take defined shopping actions at dealer websites after watching the ads. Compared to standard Pre-Roll video, OfferIQ™ raised conversion rates 25%, delivering proven increases for dealers. “The extra capabilities and customizable elements that come with the mid-cycle enhancement of OfferIQ™ make ads easier for customers to take in and act upon, which makes them even more effective,” said Tony Smihal, National Account Director at Goodway Group. Specific MCE improvements over the original OfferIQ™ ad units include: The dealer’s logo and address now accompany the dealership name to improve the connection to the dealer which helps lift conversion rates. The feature vehicle is larger to better identify the ad’s focus. The feature offer (type) is larger to make the offer a quicker read. The ad background is customizable regarding geography and/or season, to make the ad more relevant. Smihal added, “Goodway is the only agency offering a product as powerful as the new OfferIQ™. Our creative team developed a very capable dynamic ad creation system that gives our auto clients the ability to customize their marketing messages, which we have learned through market research, is extremely important to them; and the ads build themselves each time they run. While developed for our automotive clients, OfferIQ™ could be applied to other businesses that serve customers through a brick-and-mortar multi-location model.” The enhancements to OfferIQ™ not only increase conversion and completion rates, they also build on OfferIQ™’s ability to offer automated ad customization. This enables Zones, LMAs, and dealers to easily build and run campaigns that integrate brand-approved video assets, any vehicle or incentive and specific identification for Zone, LMA or dealers. A selection of backgrounds is available with the MCE to add another layer of visual customization. Available scenes include city skylines, regional landscapes, and seasonal graphics. “It is Goodway’s deep experience across the automotive Tier II and Tier III sectors that fuels innovative digital deliverables like the OfferIQ™ MCE,” says Dave Wolk, Goodway CEO. “The story behind OfferIQ™ is a great one; Our team collaborated with clients to fundamentally change automotive creative, and we used Goodway’s digital and programmatic strengths to do it.” Additional Goodway research has documented that when Goodway coordinated Zone campaigns with LMA campaigns, there was a 131% increase in conversion rate, reducing Cost Per Lower Funnel Actions by 59%. For additional information and an example of the MCE OfferIQ™, visit: About Goodway Group Goodway Group is the digital partner advertisers trust to drive campaign performance and media efficiency. Proud to be completely independently owned and operated, Goodway provides trustworthy expertise that meets its clients' needs – and no one else's. Using predictive intelligence, Goodway helps advertisers get the most value out of every impression across all paid digital media. Through the combination of employing the smartest technology and the most experienced people in the industry, Goodway delivers authentic results. Find Goodway Group online at Contact Details Kite Hill PR for Goodway Group Patrice Gamble +1 862-368-8011 Company Website

December 14, 2021 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Agora Data Advances Technology


Agora Data, inventor of the first-ever crowdsourced securitization and reducing interest rate line of credit for the Buy Here Pay Here industry, recently fueled its technology platform, AgoraInsights, with more robust reporting functionality, historical trends, and real-time data. The added features provide a vital resource for an underbanked and underserved industry by making data-driven analytics easily accessible, and free of charge to all members. Agora seeks to enable auto dealers and small to mid-sized finance companies to have better analytics into their portfolio’s performance and value, and as a result make more effective business decisions. The recent AgoraInsights enhancements, based on input obtained from Agora customers and industry experts, fulfills an important need for more knowledge to plan strategically and proactively. The easy-to-use dashboards display both high-level as well as detailed information with impactful graphics, including make and body style, most sold vehicle, age of collateral, repossessed most often, highest down payment, loan valuation, loan delinquency, and more. In addition to the enhanced reporting capabilities, dealers can compare their portfolio’s performance with national and regional trends. “It is our goal to continuously improve, create, and organize data-driven information so our customers are on the forefront of industry trends and can better understand the key drivers that impact their portfolio’s performance,” said Zach Maynard, SVP of Product, Agora Data. “Agora makes available to customers the ability to utilize data-rich reporting to determine the cars that perform well, or poorly, in their region and use the information to ultimately better manage their business.” “Data science provides the backbone for all our industry-changing solutions. We’ve back-tested and trained our models with over $15 billion of loan data creating predictability and accuracy using artificial intelligence and machine learning,” said Steve Burke, CEO of Agora Data. “Reimagining auto finance with industry-changing solutions is helping dealers establish best practices and gain the freedom and resources to build wealth.” For more information about AgoraInsights Dealers and finance companies wanting to connect and gain more knowledge about their portfolios, we invite to join us at About Agora Data, Inc: Agora Data's platform delivers a suite of tools to empower Buy Here Pay Here dealers and finance companies to finance their subprime customers. Agora's family of auto finance products provides a wide range of critical funding paths so originators can obtain the cash they need to fuel growth, compete, and build wealth. Powered by patent pending technology, originators now have access to robust data analytics and planning resources to help optimize the performance of their portfolio. Agora Data made history by closing the first-ever Crowdsourced Subprime Auto Securitization in 2020 and followed that up with its second transaction in early 2021. For more information, visit or contact us at 877-592-4672. Contact Details Shelly Vandeven +1 682-282-4130 Company Website

December 14, 2021 09:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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NEST Nurtures Donates $100,000 to Impact Communities Across United States in 2021


NEST, the leading national integrated facilities management company, announced that more than 15 charities and counting will benefit from over $100,000 in cash donations in 2021. Organized by NEST’s philanthropic division NEST Nurtures, the recipients were selected by NEST’s retail partners to support nonprofits making an impact in local communities and through nationwide programs. Beneficiaries of the initiative include The Little Bit Foundation (selected by Build-A-Bear Workshop), Toys for Tots (selected by Five Below), St. Jude (selected by Hot Topic), and American Cancer Society (selected by Sleep Number). “Through NEST Nurtures, we want to make a lasting impact that goes beyond just the donation,” said Rob Almond, CEO of NEST. “Philanthropy has been part of our mission at NEST for 27 years. I’m proud that we’ve been able to support and network with even more charities through this program.” On Tuesday, Dec. 21, NEST Nurtures will host a networking event with representatives from each of the nonprofit recipients. The keynote speaker for the evening will be former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, who co-founded his own 501(c)(3) Jaws Youth Playbook. NEST Nurtures included Jaworski’s nonprofit as one of the donation recipients in 2021, and NEST employees assembled bikes at Jaworski’s annual bike drive this month. The following is a list of nonprofits and charitable programs that received a donation from NEST Nurtures in 2021: Akron Children’s Hospital American Cancer Society ASI Swing Classic Boys & Girls Club of America Dress for Success Epilepsy Foundation First Book Jaws Youth Playbook Make a Wish Foundation National Multiple Sclerosis Society Project Sunshine Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey Spirit of Children St. Jude The Little Bit Foundation Toys for Tots In July of 2020, NEST established NEST Nurtures as a new division of their company that focuses on supporting nonprofits and improving communities around the country. NEST Nurtures’ mission is to expand on philanthropic endeavors that NEST has prioritized since they were founded in 1994. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities have been longtime beneficiaries of NEST. NEST continues to play an essential role in the retail industry’s response to COVID-19. Almond and his team develop leading facility management strategies for more than 40 retail clients, from decreasing facility management expenses to streamlining operations. NEST manages over 60,000 individual retail locations in North America. About NEST NEST is the pioneer of the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) industry in the United States and Canada since 1994. NEST’s IFM solution pairs financial acumen and business analytics with a strategic consultative approach. Real-time data, reporting, and analytics technology empower business leaders and facility management teams with informed insights to make smarter decisions. To learn more about NEST, visit or follow NEST on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric Nemeth Company Website

December 14, 2021 07:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Comcast New Mexico

Comcast today announced the company completed a multi-million-dollar expansion to bring broadband and the entire suite of Xfinity services to more than 9,100 homes and businesses in Las Vegas, N.M. "The City of Las Vegas joins Comcast in celebrating the completion of this considerable investment in our community. An investment of this magnitude will support workforce development, virtual education, overall quality of life, and greater access to high-speed Internet for our residents. It also improves our Internet infrastructure in a way that may be attractive to businesses interested in locating or expanding their operations here," said Mayor Louie Trujillo of Las Vegas. “I am grateful for Comcast’s commitment to expanding broadband access in critical areas of New Mexico like Las Vegas.” This expansion is another example of Comcast’s investment in New Mexico to ensure residents and businesses have access to innovative, reliable, fast, and secure broadband services. In October, Comcast completed a network upgrade in Gallup, N.M. to bring Gig speeds to the community. In the last three years, Comcast has made $149.4 million investments in technology and infrastructure across the state. “This investment in Las Vegas will bring improved broadband services to thousands of homes and businesses -- expanding educational access and driving economic development opportunities within the community. Together with industry leaders like Comcast, New Mexico will continue to close the digital divide and address the needs of New Mexicans in communities large and small across the state,” said Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Residential consumers in Las Vegas will have access to all Xfinity Internet service offerings with speeds faster than 1 Gig, as well as the award-winning Xfinity X1 video platform, Xfinity Home, Comcast’s professionally installed home security solution, and Xfinity Mobile. Comcast provides unmatched value to Xfinity Internet customers through superior WiFi coverage, control of connected devices with xFi in the Xfinity App, xFi Advanced Security for cyber security protection at the gateway level, a free Xfinity Flex 4K streaming device, as well as access to Peacock Premium and thousands of hours of free content. Businesses will have access to the full suite of Comcast Business services including Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps, Business TV, Phone, SmartOffice TM technologies, and dedicated business support. Comcast previously provided video-only services in Las Vegas. “Reliable broadband services are essential for healthy communities. With expanded broadband access, our community members can access telehealth, education, and other resources they need to stay connected and engaged” said Elmo Baca, Chair, Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation. This expansion provides low-income families and individuals across the Las Vegas area with access to Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most successful broadband adoption initiative. The program provides 50 Mbps Internet service for $9.95 per month and the option to purchase a new Dell laptop for $150. Additionally, Comcast has participated in the federal government’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program since its inception in May 2021 and in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which extends and modifies the EBB. All Internet Essentials customers are eligible for ACP and can enroll in the program to receive their service for free. Since 2011, Internet Essentials has connected 296,000 low-income New Mexicans to the power of the Internet at home, many for the first time. “We welcome Comcast to our area. Having the services provided will be an incredible boost to our economy. Additional broadband options, including Gig Internet speeds, is critical for Las Vegas’ economic development goals. We know that relocating and expanding businesses need cutting-edge speeds,” said Philip Martinez, President, Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce. “Technology is a powerful driver of innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth, and we recognize our company plays an important role in connecting New Mexicans to all the opportunities broadband offers,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. “Completing this expansion in Las Vegas is another example of our investment in New Mexico and our commitment to bringing more opportunities to communities around the state.” 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 broadband, 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 for more information. Contact Details Comcast Julianne Phares +1 505-218-0961 Comcast Kyle Biederwolf +1 505-264-5966 Company Website

December 13, 2021 08:29 AM Mountain Standard Time

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Omdia tech analysts to judge Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers @ CES 2022


Omdia, the global research leader, today announced that its analysts will return to host and judge the Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers® at CES, the press event during the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. The judges will evaluate new consumer electronics, smart home and robotics, mobility, fitness and health, and productivity products introduced during ShowStoppers, to be held January 5, 2022, 6-10 p.m. at the Wynn Hotel & Casino. “The ShowStoppers event marks an important occasion for Omdia analysts as the first time they will evaluate new technology hitting the market for several years,” said Paul Gagnon, Senior Director of Research for Consumer Electronics and ProAV at Omdia. “We look forward now to seeing how tech has evolved to meet the challenges of Covid – which has been a significant catalyst for change -- and the new products for work, home and play that industry leaders and startups will introduce at ShowStoppers for delivery to consumers and business users.” About the awards The Omdia Technology Innovation Awards distinguishes ingenuity and innovation exhibited by companies and products at ShowStoppers @ CES. This year’s awards will recognize the most innovative products in these categories: Home Entertainment (includes AR, VR & gaming) Smart Home & Robotics (includes drones and smart appliances) Mobility (includes mobile accessories and mobile computing) Fitness, health and wellbeing (includes air quality sensors/sanitizers) Productivity (includes work from home) The judges are renowned Omdia analysts, including: Paul Gagnon, Senior Research Director | Consumer Electronics & ProAV Paul Gray, Senior Research Manager | Home Devices Ken Park, Senior Research Manager | TV & ProAV Nina Rao, Research Analyst | Consumer Electronics Gerrit Schneemann, Principal Analyst | Smart Phone “We are delighted to welcome back the world-class experts at Omdia to weigh in on a new generation of products and services emerging from the pandemic to change how we use tech in daily life and business,” said Dave Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. Award application process Companies exhibiting at ShowStoppers can apply for an award and obtain more detailed information by visiting Companies may submit up to three candidate products, technologies or services for the Omdia Technology Innovation Awards. Omdia and ShowStoppers have agreed to an embargo on any announcements that should not be made public prior to the awards. About Omdia Omdia is a leading research and advisory group focused on the technology industry. With clients operating in over 120 countries, Omdia provides market-critical data, analysis, advice and custom consulting. Omdia was formed in 2020 following the merger of IHS Markit, Tractica, Ovum and Heavy Reading. Sitting at the heart of the Informa Tech portfolio, Omdia reaches over four million technology decision makers, influencers and practitioners that form part of the wider Informa Tech community and has specialist research practices focusing on Enterprise IT, AI, Internet of Things, Communications Service Providers, Cybersecurity, Components & Devices, Media & Entertainment and Government & Manufacturing. For more information about Omdia, please visit Stay connected with Omdia on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. About ShowStoppers Now in its 26th year, ShowStoppers,, is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product launches, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces official press events at CE Week, IFA and NAB; partners with CTA, IFA, GSMA and CEATEC; and produces events during CES, IFA, MWC, NAB, CE Week, CEATEC and other tradeshows. ShowStoppers TV streams online, broadcasting live press events and conferences, month after month. To learn more about how you and your company can meet the press at ShowStoppers press events in person and online at ShowStoppers TV, contact Lauren Merel,, +1 908-692-6068, or Dave Leon,, +1 845-821-6123. For press registration, please contact Steve Leon,, +1 310-936-8530. Contact Details Andy Reese Director, Marketing at Informa Tech | Omdia +1 408-220-9601 Steve Leon Principal, ShowStoppers +1 310-936-8530 Company Website

December 13, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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