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Squigl & sign collaborative agreement for AI-powered video animation software access | World Press Release

Squigl, LLC. and announce a collaborative agreement to offer Squigl’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered video animation software to users worldwide. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 19, 2018—Squigl, LLC, developer of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered video animation software that seamlessly transforms text into animated presentations, signed a collaborative agreement with digital startup incubator to provide IdeaGist users worldwide with access to Squigl’s

Leftchannel Motion Graphics Studio Commissioned by Luxottica-owned Sunglass Hut to Create Experiential Animation for Disney’s Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday Celebration

When the Walt Disney Company made plans to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday around the world, celebration campaign partner Sunglass Hut turned to leftchannel, an eminent Columbus, Ohio-based motion graphics and animation studio, to create the experiential animation befitting such a milestone anniversary. Disney and Luxottica's Sunglass Hut are collaborating to launch a new line of Disney-branded Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses during Mickey’s nonagintennial celebration in New York City Nov. 8

IdeaGist Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Birla Institute of Management Technology

(PRLEAP.COM) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 4, 2018 - IdeaGist, a subsidiary of Bir Ventures, announces a collaborative agreement with BIMTECH, a leading management institute in India, to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.IdeaGist will provide its premium, 12-month incubation package to entrepreneurs sponsored by BIMTECH to help them complete the ideation stage, providing them with a solid foundation for the later stage of startup development. The goal is to support young entreprene

RentVest Property Management Opens New Office in Hawaii

(PRLEAP.COM) HONOLULU, HI, Feb. 1, 2018 — RentVest, an innovative property management company headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, has announced the opening of a new office in Honolulu, Hawaii. This marks the seventh office opening in RentVest's ambitious expansion plan to establish 10,000 accounts nationwide by 2020.McKay Mills, owner of RentVest Hawaii, will manage the Honolulu office, and John Groberg will serve as the principal broker for RentVest Hawaii.Mills says the RentVest Hawaii office will

OtterBox Offers Complete Line of Cases for Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

OtterBox Offers Complete Line of Cases for Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus FORT COLLINS, Colo., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple changed the game for consumer electronics by transforming a device used for calls into a constant companion that has connected the world in ways previously unimaginable. From the very first innovations to today, OtterBox proudly protects that connection, offering a full lineup of cases for the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, available now.1 "Apple continues to drive Launches First-of-its-kind Top 40 Hotels Guide for Time-pressed Travelers

As summer gets underway, travelers are scouring the internet for a getaway location that will make their vacation memorable. To simplify trip planning, has launched a first-of-its-kind website designed to provide a short list of 40 top-rated, centrally-located and unique hotels in five of the country’s leading destination cities—New York, San Francisco, Miami, Washington D.C. and Chicago—to make travel planning uncomplicated and enjoyable. does the heavy lifting for time-pressed trip planners who, according to a report by Expedia Media Solutions titled, “The Traveler’s Path to Purchase,” can visit an average of 38 websites when researching an upcoming trip. The UH website employs proprietary methodologies to rank and deliver the top 40 hotels in a range of price points in each location, so travelers aren’t left to needlessly weed through hundreds of options. 2.0 Launches: Online Community Collaboration Platform for Entrepreneurs

Bir Network announces the launch of 2.0, the latest version of the company’s community collaboration platform designed to help entrepreneurs develop their innovative ideas into viable products or services. Bir Network CEO Hassan Syed also announces plans to introduce the new IdeaGist 2.0 development platform to 100 metropolitan innovation ecosystems across the U.S. and internationally by the end of 2017.

Through Online Technology, the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Industry Comes of Age

ListingDoor founder Sissy Lappin has released a new blog titled, “With 92 percent of Consumers Searching Online for Their Next Home, FSBO Comes of Age.” The blog is an analysis of the For Sale By Owner movement’s rapid growth spurt in recent years, prompted by the development of powerful online technology and marketing tools that place home sale authority in the hands of homeowners who choose not to pay a real estate agent fee.

New Blog from Miami Retirement Planner Michael Ladin Spells Out Social Security Changes to Expect in 2017

Social Security beneficiaries will see a slight increase of 0.3 percent—about $5 monthly—in their Social Security payments in 2017. A new blog from Miami, Florida retirement planner Michael Ladin titled, “6 Social Security Changes that are coming in 2017,” breaks down the most notable changes that will affect Baby Boomers and retirees. Ladin focuses on six changes that he says will most affect beneficiaries, particularly the cap increase on the amount of workers’ earnings that will be subject to Social Security taxes in 2017.

New TechCast AI Study Forecasts 20 Percent Job Loss by 2030, But Offset by New Opportunities

A pathbreaking new study released last week from TechCast Global, Inc. (TCG) titled, "AI and Future jobs in 2030” estimates that roughly 20 percent of all jobs will be lost to machines by 2030. But instead of the “doom and gloom” scenario of massive unemployment that some forecasters anticipate, the study’s authors say civilization will "muddle through" and replace jobs lost to automation with new fields of "creative" work—leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, etc.— that will keep unemployme

New Blog by Retirement Advisor Jeremy Keating Targets Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

San Diego financial advisor Jeremy Keating of Capital Income Advisors( CIA) released a new blog titled, "Five Common Retirement Planning Mistakes You Don't Want to Make," focusing on common mistakes people make in their preparation for retirement, and offering common-sense tips to avoid making them. As the largest generation of retirees in U.S. history streams into retirement, they enter their golden years with uncertainties and challenges that no previous generation of retirees have faced. Most notably, baby boomers are the first generation to self-fund their retirement, after traditional corporate pensions were phased out in the late 1970s and replaced with employer-sponsored 401(k) savings plans.

Miami Retirement Planner Michael Ladin Talks Life Insurance Strategies for Retirees in New Blog

Retirees can utilize life insurance to benefit themselves and their families in a variety of ways, according to Miami, Florida-based retirement planner Michael Ladin of Ladin Financial Group. In a new blog titled, “Life Insurance Strategies That Can Benefit Retirees,” Ladin discusses life insurance and the role it plays in providing a financial upper hand in retirement, as well as protecting heirs from losing inheritance money to taxes.

Rolek Retirement Strategies Presents Retirement Planning Course at LaSalle University

Kyle Rolek CFP® of Rolek Retirement Strategies will be instructing “Retirement Planning Today,” an adult learning program and workshop to be scheduled at a variety of colleges in the Philadelphia area. The first program will be held in November at LaSalle University’s Bucks County Center in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Retirement planning in today’s economic environment poses challenges that most aging Americans don’t foresee. Through this formal adult learning program, Rolek—a certified financial planner—brings his expertise in retirement planning into the classroom to help re-retirees and newly retired individuals empower themselves to make informed decisions regarding their financial future.

Sourcing for Services Launches Independent Contractor Compliance Advisory Division SFS Compliance Solutions

Sourcing for Services announces the launch of sister company SFS Compliance Solutions, LLC, in response to the increasingly complex legal risk environment of employee classifications, and the continued demand from customers and partners for conflict-free independent and objective contractor compliance and risk management services. Independent contractors, frequently referred to as IC’s or freelancers, represent a growing part of contingent workforces that companies increasingly rely upon to meet production goals. Teams with CIC to Provide Critical Factors Assessment Tool for Entrepreneurs

IdeaGist is teaming up with Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC) to bring the Critical Factors Assessment (CFA) snapshot tool to IdeaGist members, gratis. All members will be able to access the CFA snapshot tool, beginning September 7, at no cost to their IdeaGist account online. The Critical Factors Assessment was developed by the CIC to help entrepreneurs assess a potential venture against different recognition factors that help predict success. The complimentary version of the CFA tool allows entrepreneurs to self-assess their enterprise against eight overall standard factors for market success.

New Blog from LPAG’s Stewart Fields Advocates Behavioral Finance Strategies for Retirees

The concepts of behavioral finance are fast becoming fundamental in a variety of professional and corporate environments, including retirement planning. The psychology of decision-making—what motivates people to make decisions, both good and bad—is the subject of a new blog from Lake Point Advisory Group’s Stewart Fields, a retirement and wealth management advisor who focuses on the long-term financial needs of retirees.

Estate Planning is Critical to Everyone, Not Just the 1 percent, According to New Blog from San Diego Retirement Planner Jeremy Keaton of Capital Income Advisors

In the latest chapter of his “The Retirement Formula: The Retiree’s Guide to What You Don’t Know” retirement advisory series, San Diego financial advisor Jeremy Keating of Capital Income Advisors(CIA) offers straight talk on estate planning strategies for all retirees—not just the 1 percent. Keating discusses the chapter in a new blog titled,"Estate Planning is not just for the very wealthy."

Dustin Javier, Certified Financial Planner, Announces Financial Services Focused on Chicago’s Filipino Community and its Unique Needs

Certified Financial Planner Dustin Javier, owner of Dean Johnson Advisory, LLC in Downers Grove, IL, announces financial and retirement planning services designed specifically for Chicago’s distinct Filipino population. Dean Johnson Advisory is the first financial consulting firm to focus on educating and empowering the Chicago-area Pinoy community by assisting families with retirement strategies, college planning and investing for financial growth.

Virdition Announces Audition Call for Christian Music Artists Nationwide

Virdition, a social networking company for the talent industry, announces auditions for musical talent nationwide to audition remotely for “Sing Your Praise,” a national radio competition offering a minimum grand prize of $10,000 plus the chance to record with Grammy nominee Jaci Velasquez. The “Sing Your Praise” national radio competition is a unique online talent competition open to all soloists, bands, praise teams, and choirs that perform Christian music.
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