Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) https://www.nxt-id.com/ provides a comprehensive platform of technology products and services that enable the Internet of Things (IoT). With extensive experience in access control, biometric and behavior-metric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, NXT-ID develops and markets groundbreaking solutions for payment and IoT applications. Cryptocurrency: February 8, 2018- Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD), announced FlipTM, a new contactless payment device that will enable cryptocurrency holders to use the value of their currency to make purchases at millions of retail locations. The launch of the new device follows a December 2017 announcement by Fit Pay that it is expanding its platform to connect cryptocurrencies to the payment ecosystem. Leveraging the FitPay Payment PlatformTM, Flip will use value exchanged from cryptocurrency to make traditional payment transactions. https://www.fliptopay.com/Get news alerts on Nxt-ID, Inc.
Gopher Protocol, Inc. (OTCQB:GOPH) is a development-stage company developing Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence enabled mobile technology. The Company has a portfolio of Intellectual Property that when commercialized will include smart microchips, mobile application software and supporting cloud software. The system contemplates the creation of a global network. Gopher believes this will be the first system that is developed using artificial intelligence based analysis engine. The core of the system will be its advanced microchip technology that can be installed in any mobile device worldwide, Gopher envisions an internal, private network between all enabled mobile devices providing shared processing, advanced mobile database management/sharing and enhanced mobile features.Get News Alerts on Gopher Protocol, Inc.
GoverMedia Plus Canada Corp. (CSE: MPLS) is a Canadian holding company with a fully owned Russian technology subsidiary. GoverMedia has developed a fully operational state of the art internet platform offering all inclusive online services such as, e-commerce, social media, multimedia, corporate auctions, corporate database, messaging platform, crowdfunding, cryptocurrency and blockchain services. We believe the GoverMedia platform is the first and only internet platform offering such a wide range of online services accessible via only one account. The Company's management and advisors have extensive expertise in the Telecommunications, High-Technology, Corporate Development and Finance fields. www.gm.plus and govermedia.plusGet News Alerts on GoverMedia Plus Canada Corp.
Upco International Inc. (CSE: UPCO) is a cloud-based mobile service company which provides high-quality voice termination to a market driven by the growing activity in online communications and commerce. Upco is a licensed Global Telecom Carrier within the international VoIP (voice over IP) wholesale business. Upco has designed a software application for Apple iOS and Android, similar to SKYPE and WhatsApp. With the forthcoming addition of the Upco E-Wallet using Blockchain Payment Services, users will be able to: send invoices, approve payments, transfer international funds, convert international currencies, and track transfers and payments. The application will also allow vendors to securely share account information with their clients.Get News Alerts on Upco International Inc.
Fineqia International is a listed entity in the Canada (CSE:FNQ), US (FNQQF) and Europe (FNQA.F). Fineqia International outlines the Company's corporate governance, culture, processes and relations by which the Company and its subsidiaries are controlled, directed and governed. Fineqia International oversees and ensures the overall success, planning and growth of the Company and all of its subsidiaries, including its adoption of blockchain technologies. For more information visit https://investors.fineqia.com/newsGet News Alerts on Fineqia International Inc.
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Absolute Software Corporation ( TSX:ABT.TO ) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace®, Absolute Manage®, Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Absolute LoJack® - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of devices using a single solution. Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple.
AT&T Inc. ( NYSE: T ) AT&T Government Services (AGS), a business unit of AT&T Corp., delivers IT solutions spanning cyber security, networking, wireless, mission support and applications. Thousands of experienced AGS personnel, along with certified professionals throughout the AT&T family of companies, focus exclusively on supporting the federal government.
AVG Technologies N.V. ( NYSE:AVG) mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to‐use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 172 million active users as of September 30, 2013 and offers a protection, performance and privacy products and services suite to consumers and small businesses including Internet security, performance optimization, mobile security, online backup, identity protection and family safety software.
Barracuda Networks ( NYSE:CUDA ) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. Barracuda Networks has developed a worldwide reputation as the go-to leader for providing government agencies with powerful yet easy-to-use IT solutions that simplify the most complex security, storage, application delivery, networking and data protection challenges.
BlackBerry (Research in motion) ( NasdaqGS:BBRY ; TSX:BB.TO ) a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Integral security features and an ever-expanding administrative toolset have earned BlackBerry® products the trust of some of the most secure organizations in the world. These security features have also made the BlackBerry solution a world leader in mobile security certifications
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Apple Inc. ( NasdaqGS:AAPL ) designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices. The company provides many different apps for social networking.
Amazon.com, Inc. ( NasdaqGS: AMZN ) a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon owns part of LivingSocial , a leading marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city - or wherever you may be. We provide a trusted, convenient source for finding value on everyday items and activities and identifying novel, enriching and fun experiences for you to enjoy and share with your friends. With thousands of unique and diverse offers every day, we inspire our members to discover everything from weekend excursions to international travel, from exclusive gourmet dinners to family outings and more. We help local and national businesses grow by introducing them to high-quality new customers. We deliver compelling and cost-effective marketing solutions for businesses large and small and provide our partners with the tools to make our members their regulars.
bBooth, Inc. ( OTC:BBTH ) At the forefront of the new, 'experiential, location-based entertainment' movement, bBooth (BBTH) (CUSIP number:07331L 108), The Talent Discovery Company, is deploying kiosk-sized, family-friendly, professional-quality, TV recording studios in local shopping centers across the country. The audition booths are being seamlessly integrated into a social media, messaging, gaming, music streaming, video sharing mobile app, creating a new, robust talent discovery platform where both fans and established artists alike have a new way to engage, promote and sell music and other video content.
Bizzingo, Inc. ( OTC:BIZZ ) is a global social media company that has developed Bizzingo.com as a unified social network designed especially for businesses. Bizzingo will provide a channel to negotiate transactions devoid of personal networking clutter. As the first true business-to-business social platform, Bizzingo also is designed to allow businesses a way to find each other by keyword and view promotional information, as well as synchronously communicate with their users. Bizzingo's profiling system will create one of the most detailed business databases in the world, delivering targeted search engine results.
Clicker Inc. ( OTC:CLKZ ) together with its subsidiaries, operates as a Web publisher brand builder primarily in the United States. The company focuses on developing stand-alone brands that incorporate social networking and reward properties that leverage content, commerce, and advertising for the global Internet users. Its Web properties include Sippinit.com, an online pop, entertainment, and gossip property that incorporates social networking with entertainment; Sportsgulp.net, a social networking Website and gossip channel for sports enthusiasts; Wallst.net and Mywallst.net, a news consumption property and advertising platform that aggregates financial news and information from the Web; Dahoodbuzz.com, a news consumption property and advertising platform, which aggregates hip hop and urban news from the Web; and U-Furnish.com, a furniture e-commerce site that offers urban style furniture. Clicker Inc. also owns Internet domain names, such as Forwant.com, Cashclicker.com, ItsMyLocal.com, and financialfilings.com.See the full stock directory here
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SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) today announced that shareholders approved all four proposals presented at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Approximately 117.8 million shares, representing approximately 75% percent of the shares outstanding as of the record date, were voted at the meeting. Check Point would like to thank shareholders for the support and confidence they have in the company and its employees.
For more information on the agenda items, please see the company’s proxy statement for the annual general meeting of shareholders:
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture with Gen V advanced threat prevention that protects all networks, cloud and mobile operations of a business against all known attacks, including today’s 5th generation attacks, with the industry’s most comprehensive and intuitive single point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.
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Led by Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, World’s Top Game Developers Adopt NVIDIA RTX
COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gamescom -- Following the introduction of the first NVIDIA Turing™ architecture-based GeForce RTX™ gaming GPUs, NVIDIA today announced that a barrage of blockbuster games — led by Battlefield™ V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider — are being developed on the NVIDIA RTX™ platform, enabling real-time ray tracing and all-new AI capabilities in games.
NVIDIA RTX has quickly emerged as the industry-standard game development platform for adding real-time ray tracing to games. The Turing architecture’s new RT Cores enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions and global illumination.
“The NVIDIA RTX platform and GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs bring real-time ray tracing to games 10 years sooner than anyone could have ever imagined,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of Content and Technology at NVIDIA. “Thanks to the AI and hardware light-ray acceleration built into GeForce RTX GPUs, games using these futuristic features are right around the corner.”
NVIDIA RTX comes with a strong set of tools that game developers are using to add ray-tracing and AI effects, including hardware and software that enable advanced programmable shaders, ray tracing and deep learning. The NVIDIA RTX platform benefits from support in Microsoft’s new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API, games adopting it in development for Windows and Vulkan APIs, and hardware acceleration integrated into NVIDIA’s Turing architecture.
“GeForce RTX and NVIDIA’s Turing architecture provide an astonishingly powerful new foundation for game development by combining ray tracing acceleration, artificial intelligence hardware, and programmable shading in one GPU for the first time ever,” said Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games.
Broad Game Adoption of Real-Time Ray Tracing
Powered by Turing’s Tensor Cores, which perform lightning-fast deep neural network processing, GeForce RTX GPUs also support Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS), a technology that applies deep learning and AI to rendering techniques, resulting in crisp, smooth edges on rendered objects in games.
Broad Game Adoption of DLSS
Support from Industry’s Top Developers
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the world’s top developers adopting NVIDIA RTX and providing developers tools to add ray-tracing and AI effects; a barrage of games being developed on the NVIDIA RTX platform; the impact, benefits, abilities and performance of the NVIDIA RTX and the NVIDIA Turing architecture-based GeForce RTX gaming GPUs, including the RTX platform benefiting from support in Microsoft’s API, games adopting it in development for Windows and Vulkan APIs, hardware acceleration integrated into the Turing architecture, the ability to integrate real-time global illumination to achieve the most realistic lighting simulations seen in real-time graphics, games featuring real-time shadows and features, enabling a future where games are more realistic and immersive and pushing the boundaries of graphical fidelity, investments in RTX allowing huge graphical leaps forward and making games more lifelike and dynamic, the Turing architecture shattering the photorealism barrier, applying AI to anti-aliasing results improving gaming and the easy ability to integrate ray tracing into games and it bringing techniques that are game changers; NVIDIA RTX being the industry-standard platform for adding real-time ray tracing to games; RT Cores enabling real-time ray tracing and details; the NVIDIA RTX platform and GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs bringing ray tracing to games 10 years ahead of schedule; games using GeForce GPUs using AI and hardware light-ray acceleration; GeForce RTX and the Turing architecture providing an astonishingly powerful new foundation for game development by combining ray-tracing acceleration, artificial intelligence hardware and programmable shading in one GPU for the first time ever; the games that will feature real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super-Sampling; GeForce RTX GPUs supporting DLSS and the benefits of it; many of the industry’s most important companies supporting the NVIDIA RTX platform; GeForce RTX making the future now and NVIDIA reinventing graphics with real-time ray tracing; and Nixxes Software continuing to collaborate with NVIDIA are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners' products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the most recent reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company's website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
© 2018 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, GeForce, GeForce RTX, NVIDIA RTX and NVIDIA Turing are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.
NVIDIA RTX Hybrid Graphics Made Possible by AI and Ray Tracing Inventions; Delivers 6x Performance Boost; September Availability
COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gamescom—NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce RTX™ series, the first gaming GPUs based on the new NVIDIA Turing™ architecture and the NVIDIA RTX™ platform, which fuses next-generation shaders with real-time ray tracing and all-new AI capabilities.
This new hybrid graphics capability represents the biggest generational leap ever in gaming GPUs. Turing -- which delivers 6x more performance than its predecessor, Pascal™ -- redefines the PC as the ultimate gaming platform, with new features and technologies that deliver 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames per second on even the most advanced titles.
“Turing opens up a new golden age of gaming, with realism only possible with ray tracing, which most people thought was still a decade away,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, speaking before Gamescom, the world’s largest gaming expo. “The breakthrough is a hybrid rendering model that boosts today’s computer graphics with the addition of lightning-fast ray-tracing acceleration and AI. RTX is going to define a new look for computer graphics. Once you see an RTX game, you can’t go back.”
GeForce RTX — New Family of Gaming GPUs
Designed by NVIDIA for Gamers
Industry-Wide Support for GeForce RTX
The world’s top game publishers, developers and engine creators have announced support for the NVIDIA RTX platform to bring the holy grail of real-time ray tracing and the power of AI to gamers everywhere. They include Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, Control, and Assetto Corsa Competizione. Developers include EA, Square Enix, EPIC Games, and more.
The NVIDIA RTX platform has quickly emerged as the industry standard for real-time ray tracing and artificial intelligence in games.
The RTX platform is also being adopted by a large number of developers of professional rendering applications, including Adobe, Autodesk and Pixar.
Starting at $499, Pre-Orders Today, Availability Sept. 20
Pre-orders on nvidia.com and at over 100 participating partners starts today for GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080, with availability starting on Sept. 20. GeForce RTX 2070 will be available in October.
* Equivalent aggregate math operations contributed by the Turing Shaders, CUDA Cores, Tensor Cores, and RT Cores needed to render RTX graphics. Result applies to Founders Edition version.
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(1) In preparation for the emerging VirtualLink standard, Turing GPUs have implemented hardware support according to the “VirtualLink Advance Overview.” To learn more about VirtualLink, see www.virtuallink.org.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: NVIDIA GeForce RTX bringing real-time ray tracing to gamers; the benefits, impact, performance, abilities, pricing and availability of NVIDIA GeForce RTX gaming GPUs, including its hybrid graphics capability and it representing the biggest generational leap in gaming GPUs, it redefining the PC as the ultimate gaming platform by enabling new features and technologies and it bringing the holy grail of real-time ray tracing and the power of AI to gamers; Turing opening up a new golden age of gaming, with ray tracing that people thought was a decade away; the GeForce RTX containing a hybrid rendering model that boosts todays computer graphics, defining a new look for computer graphics, and once you see it not being able to go back; the features included in the GeForce family of gaming GPUs that have never been seen before, including RT Cores enabling real time ray tracing, Turing Tensor cores performing fast deep neural network processing, NGX neural graphics framework integrating AI into the overall graphics pipeline and its benefits, the benefits and performance of the Turing shader architecture, the new memory system to improve the speed and resolution in gaming, NVIDIA NVLink providing higher bandwidth and improved scalability, hardware support for USB Type-C and its benefits and new technologies improving VR applications including Variable Rate Shading, Multi-View Rendering and VRWorks Audio; NVIDIA releasing a Founders Edition versions of the GeForce RTX GPUs and its benefits, performance, abilities and features, including factory-overclocked design, dual 13-lade axial fans producing higher airflow and quiet acoustics, an aluminum cover with detailing that provides a rigid and lightweight frame for an open design with smooth curves, a full-card vapor chamber to maximize heat spreading and transfer, and enhanced DisplayPort allowing a single connector to drive an 8K monitor; the world’s top game publishers, developers and engine creators announcing support for the NVIDIA RTX platform; NVIDIA RTX emerging as the industry standard for real-time ray tracing and artificial intelligence in games; NVIDIA RTX being adopted by developers of professional rendering applications; and the partners selling GeForce graphics cards are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners' products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the most recent reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company's website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Four states have been selected to participate in a Policy Academy designed to help grow and strengthen manufacturing in their states. State teams will begin meeting on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. with policy experts to develop or further refine strategies to bolster manufacturing. The four participants chosen for the Policy Academy are Kentucky, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Utah. Each team includes representatives from the participants’ governor’s office, state economic development department, Manufacturing Extension Partnership center, manufacturing trade association, and other manufacturing centers.
“Manufacturing is a vital component of the economy in each state and the success of the manufacturing sector is imperative for the country’s strength and competitiveness,” said Dan Berglund, president and CEO of SSTI, which is helping to coordinate the Academy. “We are looking forward to supporting the states as they strengthen their manufacturing base and build on their success. We expect that each of the participants will develop new initiatives or expand on those already in place to advance their manufacturing agenda.”
The year-long Policy Academy will guide the states through a planning and implementation process to identify relevant manufacturing-related partnerships and policies to move their economic development strategies forward. Each participant will receive customized assistance through access to national experts and collaboration with colleagues in other states. They may choose to focus on addressing skills gaps, accelerating start-up growth, expanding their market, improving their supply chain or other priorities the state teams identify.
The Policy Academy is being coordinated by two national organizations — SSTI and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) – with support from the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). SSTI works to strengthen initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. CREC works to provide policy-makers from around the world with the information and technical assistance they need to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies. NIST MEP’s mission is to enhance the productivity and technological performance of U.S. manufacturing which it does through 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and more than 1,300 manufacturing experts at over 400 service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.
The four states were selected after a competitive application process. A second cohort for the Academy is expected to be selected in 2019.
CONTACT: Dan Berglund, SSTI, President and CEO, 614-901-1690
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