Audeze Launches Gaming Headset, Penrose Compatible with PS5 and Xbox Series X

Audeze | July 16, 2020

Audeze has a new gaming headset called the Penrose, which will cost $299.99 when it is released in September, but the company is knocking $50 off if you preorder it before then. Audeze is making two different versions. The first has blue outlining the ear cups and is compatible with the PS5, PS4, Windows 10, and macOS. The other model has green detailing and works with Microsoft’s consoles, the Xbox Series X and the current Xbox One lineup, as well as Windows PC.

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Universal Electronics to Launch New Voice Remotes for RDK Platform at RDK Tech Summit

Universal Electronics Inc | July 14, 2022

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ:UEIC), the world leader in universal control technology for entertainment and smart home, at the 2022 RDK Tech Summit has announced the release of two new voice remotes for RDK. RDK is one of the leading broadband and pay-tv platforms for the cable industry, with the support of hundreds of partner companies and deployed by more than 30 operators. UEI has shipped over 75 million RDK remote controls to date, with leading operators around the globe, making UEI a market leader in RDK control solutions. In 2017, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded UEI a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for its contribution to “Contextual Voice Navigation for Discovering and Interacting with TV Content,” recognizing UEI’s innovator role in the development of the RDK platform. With the introduction of two new remote-control designs, UEI is expanding its footprint to make it simple for the operators in the RDK community to expand their offering with features that consumers have come to expect from pay-tv services, such as voice control and universal operation of TV sets regardless of the brand. UEI is collaborating closely with the RDK community to integrate voice and universal control as part of the RDK Accelerator Program – an initiative launched by the RDK community to make it easier for operators to adopt the RDK platform and launch products. UEI’s new RDK remotes serve the same purpose: Since the remotes are pre-integrated, operators can pick one and rest assured it will work with any RDK Accelerator set-top box, relieving them of tedious integration effort and ensuring a short time to market. “We are looking forward to helping customers around the world on the RDK platform to include advanced convenience features such as voice control and automated set-up of their TV and audio devices including soundbars and AV receivers.” -Steve Gutman, SVP of Global Sales for Video Service Providers at UEI The two new RDK platform remotes UEI is launching at RDK Summit are named “UEI Tatlow” and “UEI Logan.” “UEI Tatlow” is a high-performance voice remote with a premium keypad and optional full backlight, making it easy for people to use it in the dark. “UEI Logan” is a premium voice remote with a unique look and feel including a unibody keypad that is easy to clean. Both remotes are designed to control live, recorded, and on-demand TV as well as streaming video, and are optionally equipped with QuickSet, the world’s only automated set-up and control experience for home entertainment and smart home devices. About Universal Electronics Inc. Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC), the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices; designs, develops, manufactures, ships and supports hardware and software control and sensor technology solutions. UEI partners with many Fortune 500 customers, including Comcast, Vivint Smart Home, Samsung, LG, Sony, and Daikin to serve video, telecommunications, security service providers, television, smart home, and HVAC system manufacturers. For over 35 years, UEI has been pioneering breakthrough innovations such as voice control and QuickSet cloud, the world’s leading platform for automated set-up and control of devices in the home. For more information visit www.uei.com About RDK Management: RDK Management is an open-source consortium that manages RDK for the global community. RDK is an open-source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT devices. It enables operators to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their apps, UIs and data analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results. The RDK community is comprised of more than 500 companies including: CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers. For more information on the tools, training, and events provided by RDK Management, please visit: www.rdkcentral.com.

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Veritone Creates AI-Driven Revenue Opportunities for Enterprise Media & Entertainment Companies on AWS

Veritone, Inc | August 09, 2022

Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), creator of aiWARE, a hyper-expansive enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) platform, has announced an extension of its work with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support its Media & Entertainment (M&E) customers. Last year, Veritone joined the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative that helped content creators, rights holders, producers and distributors easily identify industry-specific AWS capabilities and accelerate transformation across five key industry innovation centers. By continuing to support the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative, Veritone reaffirms its commitment to modernizing how IP owners of all sizes produce, distribute and ultimately monetize their content.Veritone brings a portfolio of content-enabling technologies and services that, when running on AWS, allows for end-to-end production in the cloud. With aiWARE as the enterprise platform, companies can build and deploy AI-powered workflows while seamlessly integrating with their current datasets, applications and processes. “Working in lockstep with AWS allows us to deliver the most current content production, management and monetization tools, which help M&E customers to overcome the challenges of processing digital content at greater speeds and depth with metaverse and Web3 activations, Combining the power and scale of AWS along with our aiWARE technology, applications and services ensure that IP owners and content creators have a complete arsenal to create and maximize revenue opportunities regardless of where they exist or appear.” -Ryan Steelberg, president and co-founder of Veritone With Veritone, we can combine our skill sets and capabilities to offer a revolutionized way to create and monetize content no matter where creative workforces are located, said Chris Blandy, global leader of strategy and business development for media & entertainment, AWS. Leveraging Veritone’s AI platform on AWS, content creators and distributors are unlocking new ways to monetize existing libraries and create more engaging programming. The demand for content is not slowing down, and having the ability to identify and access the right asset immediately is essential for meeting the demanding pace of production. Veritone and AWS magnify benefits for Media & Entertainment organizations With aiWARE serving as a foundation to incorporate AI and intelligent workflow capabilities into a content production environment, M&E brands can leverage aiWARE-based applications on AWS, such as Veritone Digital Media Hub, to streamline the management of unstructured data to activate the monetization of their vast media archives. By automating metadata tagging and creating intelligent and actionable media data lakes, content creators can efficiently uncover valuable content and ensure new assets do not become lost, allowing brands like the San Francisco Giants and CBS News to activate decades worth of content. “Leveraging AI to structure our digitized archive of 80-plus years of Giants baseball history, aiWARE and Digital Media Hub have accelerated and expanded our content projects,As part of the Veritone ecosystem, we like how we can incorporate more tools and capabilities as needed, future-proofing our content production for omnichannel fan engagement including Web3.” -Paul Hodges, vice president of content and entertainment, San Francisco Giants. As the next phase of content creation becomes more immersive and driven by “phygital” experiences, creators need tools to extend the content lifecycle to reach and access customers wherever they are consuming media. Veriverse, a portfolio of metaverse-ready solutions for the Enterprise, provides that much-needed bridge M&E brands are trying to cross to capitalize on the Web3 opportunity. Winner of back-to-back NAB Product of the Year awards for Veritone Voice and Veritone Avatar, Veriverse adds another layer of capability that is positioned to become industry standard. Veritone Voice and the rest of the Veriverse portfolio change how brands engage with their customers. With the ability to deploy internationally, including in the U.K., Veritone accelerates international product and service implementations while also taking into account GDPR standards, said James Poulter, CEO, and co-founder, Vixen Labs. From conversational AI applications to human-driven digital personas in immersive environments, we can truly make the digital experience feel human and authentic anywhere. 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The company’s proprietary operating system, aiWARE™ powers a diverse set of AI applications and intelligent process automation solutions that are transforming both commercial and government organizations. aiWARE orchestrates an expanding ecosystem of machine learning models to transform audio, video and other data sources into actionable intelligence. The company’s AI developer tools enable its customers and partners to easily develop and deploy custom applications that leverage the power of AI to dramatically improve operational efficiency and unlock untapped opportunities. Veritone is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and has offices in Costa Mesa, California; London and San Diego. To learn more, visit www.veritone.com.

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Teleperformance Takes the Lead in the Metaverse and Strengthens Its Games Market Leadership

Teleperformance | May 31, 2022

Teleperformance (Paris:TEP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and related digital services, held a new and ground-breaking Games and Esports convention called Teleperformance PXP with more than 500 attendees in person and 80,000 unique streaming viewers across the different channels. The convention featured several panels of experts with discussions on Esports, Games, Metaverse and Web 3.0, and was the stage of the official opening of Teleperformance’s first Global Esports Arena and Metaverse Center of Excellence located in Lisbon, Portugal. This was the venue of an international Esports tournament, where some of the best teams and top players in the world participated. Teleperformance gathered the foremost opinion leaders from all over the world for this memorable convention, where they engaged in live panel discussions with other international experts on Esports, Games, Metaverse, Web 3.0, and more, providing the latest insights on next-generation digital interactions. Eefje “SJOKZ” Depoortere, the host of the event, says: I'm very excited to have been invited to Lisbon for the grand opening of the Esports arena. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to visit the beautiful city, see the great new venue, and meet many of my fans. Thank you Teleperformance. About Teleperformance Group Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: TEPRF.PA - Bloomberg: TEP FP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and related digital services, serves as a strategic partner to the world’s largest companies in many industries. It offers a One Office support services model including end-to-end digital solutions, which guarantee successful customer interaction and optimized business processes, anchored in a unique, comprehensive high touch, high tech approach. Nearly 420,000 employees, based in 88 countries, support billions of connections every year in over 265 languages and around 170 markets, in a shared commitment to excellence as part of the “Simpler, Faster, Safer” process. This mission is supported by the use of reliable, flexible, intelligent technological solutions and compliance with the industry’s highest security and quality standards, based on Corporate Social Responsibility excellence. In 2021, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of €7,115 million (US$8.4 billion, based on €1 = $1.18) and net profit of €557 million. Teleperformance shares are traded on the Euronext Paris market, Compartment A, and are eligible for the deferred settlement service. They are included in the following indices: CAC 40, STOXX 600, S&P Europe 350 and MSCI Global Standard. In the area of corporate social responsibility, Teleperformance shares are included in the Euronext Vigeo Euro 120 index since 2015, the EURO STOXX 50 ESG index since 2020, the MSCI Europe ESG Leaders index since 2019, the FTSE4Good index since 2018 and the S&P Global 1200 ESG index since 2017.

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