GoodGamer Closes $2.5 Million Seed Round and Reaches 250,000 Registered Users in the First Month

prnewswire | October 20, 2020

GoodGamer Corp. a Daily Fantasy Sports and Esports Gaming platform, closed a seed funding round for gross proceeds of C$2.5 million. GoodGamer plans to use the gross proceeds from the financing almost exclusively for user acquisition. Within one month, GoodGamer Fantasy Gaming App has reached 250,000 registered users. The GoodGamer Fantasy Gaming platform is also the world's first fantasy cricket app to offer proposition contests or prop contests. Prop contests are based on specific events during the game that is independent of the final outcome. Prop contests are now one of the fastest-growing segments of the US sports gaming industry.

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Qumu Launches Qumu Live

Qumu Corporation | November 21, 2022

Qumu Corporation (Nasdaq: QUMU), the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise video technology, announced the global availability of Qumu Live, a suite of managed live streaming and production services that enables organizations of all sizes to deliver engaging live-streamed events to internal and external audiences anywhere in the world. With Qumu Live, Qumu experts oversee all aspects of planning, hosting and managing broadcast quality live-streamed video on a platform that is scalable, secure and incorporates the full range of analytics, interactive capabilities, social media integrations, captioning, transcription, translation and related services available through Qumu and its broad network of technology partners.A Turnkey Offering for High Stakes Events Powered by a leading enterprise video platform, Qumu Live is an end-to-end managed services solution that dramatically simplifies delivery of live streamed video, from event registration and production, to hosting and streaming, and post-event analysis and measurement. With this suite of managed services, users can focus on perfecting their content and messaging, and are freed from the complexity of ensuring a reliable, secure, high quality and glitch-free streaming experience for their targeted audiences. “Qumu has a history of successfully supporting our customers with live streaming best practices and solving complex streaming problems,With this new offering, this white glove service is now available on an as-needed basis to everyone.” -Rose Bentley, Qumu’s president and chief executive officer. Bentley said that for high stakes events such as all-hands meetings, town halls, sales kick-offs, product launches, user conferences, investor presentations and more, Qumu Live offers a comprehensive and worry-free path to flawless execution. “This offering combines our proven platform, team of experts and rich array of partners to manage all the details of your live stream, recommend best practices and consult on format and interactive aspects to optimize viewer engagement, and do all this in full compliance with your brand look and feel, Bentley added. A Tested and Proven Solution Qumu Live builds on Qumu’s history of successfully supporting complex live streaming needs for organizations of all sizes, all over the world. In a recent engagement for a U.S. government agency, sourced through Qumu’s partnership with GovSmart, Inc., Qumu produced and hosted live streams originating from Dakar, Senegal, incorporating both pre-recorded and live video, as well as simultaneous translation into French, Portuguese and Arabic. Qumu Live’s production and creative services offerings include single- and multi-camera shoots, professional video, lighting and sound equipment and video editing. Through seamless integrations with its multiple technology partners, Qumu Live can also incorporate into live streams interactive elements such as chats, polls and surveys. Auto captioning, auto transcription and translations are also available. Qumu Live also provides comprehensive analytics encompassing viewer metrics, poll reports and more to inform post-event follow-up and future event planning. Available on As-Needed Basis Worldwide Live streams powered by Qumu Live are delivered to any screen with internet connection. In addition, at venues without reliable internet service, Qumu Live can stream live video via a bonded cellular network. Qumu Live’s services are available to customers on an as-needed basis; a subscription to Qumu’s cloud-based enterprise video services is not required. For further information about Qumu Live’s capabilities, please visit www.qumu.com/qumu-live/. About Qumu Corporation Qumu (Nasdaq: QUMU) is a leading provider of best-in-class tools to create, control, deliver, experience and analyze live and asynchronous video at scale. Backed by an experienced team of software and video experts, Qumu’s software enables globally distributed organizations to drive employee, customer and partner engagement, modernizing business by providing more efficient and effective ways to communicate and collaborate.

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Hammerspace Announces Media and Entertainment and Gaming Workflow and Storage Integrations at IBC2022

IBC2022 | September 09, 2022

IBC2022— Hammerspace, the pioneer of the Global Data Environment, announced an expansion of its technology alliance partners that are making the decentralized cloud a reality. Cloud-based applications and compute clusters, remote workers, and distributed data sets have changed data access requirements for data-driven enterprise organizations. Workflows increasingly need to run across a decentralized cloud to power applications and compute with unstructured data created at the edge, in the data center, in different cloud regions and with multiple cloud vendors. At IBC2022, Hammerspace (Hall 7, Stand B.39) will showcase new integrations with Media and Entertainment and Gaming workflow and storage partners. These integrations leverage the power of the Hammerspace Global Data Environment to make data available anywhere. Autodesk ShotGrid - Special Effects, Animation and Rendering The integration with Hammerspace allows remote creative teams to use the ShotGrid project management software they are accustomed to for building visual effects and animations for television shows, movie production, and video game development. Users now have their data automatically available with high-performance, local access when and where they need it via the Hammerspace Global Data Environment. And by leveraging the Hammerspace ability to transparently bridge different cloud regions, production managers can automatically route render jobs to more cost-effective cloud regions directly from within ShotGrid, potentially saving millions of dollars in power and cooling costs with no change to their workflows. HP Anyware (previously Teradici) - Project Management Organizations need their applications and data available anywhere to enable remote creative teams. HP Anyware enables remote applications by providing PCoIP to deliver low latency performance for creative teams’ remote desktops and applications, enabling them to use their applications and preferred creative tools in their home offices. Hammerspace enables remote teams by providing high-performance, local access to distributed and remote data to simultaneously facilitate collaboration and local use. Projective Strawberry - Post-Production Media and gaming workflows are demanding. Specialized solutions are required to provide the high performance needed for high-resolution content to avoid overloading shared storage, prevent orphaned, duplicate or offline media files, re-utilize clips, and collaborate across multiple contributors who work remotely from each other. Strawberry structures the media asset workflow, while Hammerspace software makes data available anywhere across data centers, cloud regions, and multiple clouds. Seagate Lyve Cloud and Exos CORVAULT - Hybrid Cloud Local Data Access and Storage Unified data access with high-performance orchestration across hybrid clouds enables decentralized organizations to collaborate. Hammerspace integrates Seagate Lyve, the S3-compatible public cloud storage-as-a-service platform, and Exos CORVAULT, its high-density on-prem mass storage platform for edge data capture, making all data available in a consolidated, consumable resource within a Global Data Environment. Seagate Lyve only charges for storage capacity with no ingress or egress fees, making the economics simple and predictable. Storj - Globally Distributed Cloud Object Storage with High-Performance Local Data Access Storj provides cloud object storage with enterprise-grade performance, durability and security at 80 percent less cost. When Storj is coupled with Hammerspace, organizations can gain CDN-like performance at cold storage prices. About Hammerspace Hammerspace delivers a Global Data Environment that spans across on-prem data centers and public cloud infrastructure enabling the decentralized cloud. With origins in Linux, NFS, open standards, flash and deep file system and data management technology leadership, Hammerspace delivers the world’s first and only solution to connect global users with their data and applications, on any existing data center infrastructure or public cloud services including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Seagate Lyve Cloud.

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Confluent Reimagines Data Pipelines for the Streaming Era with Stream Designer

Confluent | October 06, 2022

Confluent, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFLT), the data streaming pioneer, announced Stream Designer, a visual interface that enables developers to build and deploy streaming data pipelines in minutes. This point-and-click visual builder is a major advancement toward democratizing data streams so they are accessible to developers beyond specialized Apache Kafka experts. With more teams able to rapidly build and iterate on streaming pipelines, organizations can quickly connect more data throughout their business for agile development and better, faster, in-the-moment decision making.We are in the middle of a major technological shift, where data streaming is making real time the new normal, enabling new business models, better customer experiences, and more efficient operations, said Jay Kreps, Cofounder and CEO, Confluent. With Stream Designer we want to democratize this movement towards data streaming and make real time the default for all data flow in an organization. In the streaming era, data streaming is the default mode of data operations for successful modern businesses. The streaming technologies that were once at the edges have become core to critical business functions. This shift is fueled by the growing demand to deliver data instantaneously and scalably across a full range of customer experiences and business operations. Traditional batch processing can no longer keep pace with the growing number of use cases that depend on sub-millisecond updates across an ever-expansive set of data sources. Organizations are seeking ways to accelerate their data streaming initiatives as more of their business is operating in real time. Kafka is the de facto standard for data streaming, as it enables over 80% of Fortune 100 companies to reliably handle large volumes and varieties of data in real time. However, building streaming data pipelines on open-source Kafka requires large teams of highly specialized engineering talent and time-consuming development spread across multiple tools. This puts pervasive data streaming out of reach for many organizations and leaves existing legacy pipelines clogged with stale and outdated data. “A rising number of organizations are realizing streaming data is imperative to achieving innovation and maintaining a healthy business, Businesses need to add more streaming use cases, but the lack of developer talent and increasing technical debt stand in the way. Visual interfaces, like Stream Designer, are key advancements to overcoming these challenges and make it easier to develop data pipelines for existing teams and the next generation of developers.” -Amy Machado, Research Manager, Streaming Data Pipeline, IDC Stream Designer: The First Visual Interface for Rapidly Building Streaming Data Pipelines Natively on Kafka Data streaming is quickly becoming the central nervous system of our infrastructure as it powers real-time customer experiences across our 12 countries of operations,” said Enes Hoxha, Enterprise Architect, Raiffeisen Bank International. “Stream Designer’s low-code, visual interface will enable more developers, across our entire organization, to leverage data in motion. With a unified, end-to-end view of our streaming data pipelines, it will improve our developer productivity by making real-time applications, pipeline development, and troubleshooting much easier. Stream Designer provides developers a flexible point-and-click canvas to build pipelines in minutes and describe data flows and business logic easily within the Confluent Cloud UI. It takes a developer-centric approach, where users with different skills and needs can seamlessly switch between the UI, a code editor, and command-line interface to declaratively build data flow logic at top speed. It brings developer-oriented practices to pipelines, making it easier for developers new to Kafka to scale data streaming projects faster. With Stream Designer, organizations can: Boost developer productivity: Instead of spending days or months managing individual components on open source Kafka, developers can build pipelines with the complete Kafka ecosystem accessible in one visual interface. They can build, iterate and test before deploying into production in a modular fashion, keeping with popular agile development methodologies. There’s no longer a need to work across multiple discrete components, like Kafka Streams and Kafka Connect, that each require their own boilerplate code. Unlock a unified end-to-end view: After building a pipeline, the next challenge is maintaining and updating it over its lifecycle as business requirements change and tech stacks evolve. Stream Designer provides a unified, end-to-end view to easily observe, edit, and manage pipelines and keep them up to date. Accelerate development of real-time applications: Pipelines built on Stream Designer can be exported as SQL source code for sharing with other teams, deploying to another environment, or fitting into existing CI/CD workflows. Stream Designer allows multiple users to edit and work on the same pipeline live, enabling seamless collaboration and knowledge transfer. Connect with Confluent at Current to learn more! See Stream Designer in action at Current. Today, October 4 at 10:00 am CT, Confluent CEO and Cofounder Jay Kreps takes the stage to talk about the data streaming category in the keynote “Welcome to the Streaming Era.” And, on October 5 at 10:00 am CT tune into the mainstage for a deep dive into the product. Register now to see it virtually. Live demos will be given for in-person attendees at the Confluent booth. About Confluent Confluent is the data streaming platform that is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure that sets data in motion. Confluent’s cloud-native offering is the foundational platform for data in motion—designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can meet the new business imperative of delivering rich, digital front-end customer experiences and transitioning to sophisticated, real-time, software-driven backend operations. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io.

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