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Enterprise Video Leader Qumu Announces Virtualization of the Worldwide Office

businesswire | December 08, 2020

Qumu, a main supplier of cloud-based Enterprise Video innovation for associations, everything being equal, has quite recently declared a 'Work from Wherever, Forever' strategy for all representatives, starting December 8, 2020. Three of Qumu's overall office areas will be authoritatively shut, with representatives in all workplaces proceeding to work distantly as they have been since March of 2020.

“At Qumu, we believe a ‘Work from Wherever, Forever’ policy is the socially responsible thing to do for our employees and their health, for the wellbeing of the planet, and for our outside stakeholders and their investments in our future,” said TJ Kennedy, CEO of Qumu. “One of Qumu’s primary objectives with this policy is to set a great example for other organizations when it comes to remote work, and this move will allow us to do that.”

“Qumu operates a business in the enterprise collaboration technology space, supporting organizations that believe remote work, travel minimization and virtualized events are both sustainable and the new normal,” noted Kennedy. “With this in mind, we believe it is important to be one of the first companies in our space to acknowledge this fundamental change in the workplace dynamic and leverage the technology we provide to make it happen.”

Qumu has gone into adaptable mutual workspace courses of action in London and Minneapolis, is finishing a game plan in Hyderabad, and is keeping up its California office. As a feature of its full office virtualization activity, Qumu is extending its broad home office program to advance the program's viability to assist Qumu's workers and worldwide client base. The organization will furnish full-time representatives with a work at home payment and will actualize neighborhood group meetups and get-togethers when allowed dependent on nearby general wellbeing contemplations. To improve cooperation and permit distant groups to share constant advancement on significant ventures, Qumu is executing new criticism and perceivability instruments.

Qumu leadership also believes a ‘Work from Wherever, Forever’ policy will make a positive impact on its recruiting efforts. “Full office virtualization makes Qumu a great option for an entire world of job seekers,” noted Jason Karp, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Counsel. “Offering flexible working arrangements is a significant differentiator when competing for high-end talent, and we’re excited about the possibilities on the recruiting front.”

About Qumu Corporation

Qumu (Nasdaq: QUMU) is a leading provider of best-in-class tools to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of live and on-demand video for the enterprise. Backed by the most trusted and experienced team in the industry, the Qumu Cloud platform enables global organizations to drive employee engagement, increase access to video, and modernize the workplace by providing a more efficient and effective way to share knowledge.

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DeHorizon IGO to launch DeVerse Unique Mystery Boxes on Binance NFT Marketplace

DeHorizon IGO | December 23, 2021

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Music and Entertainment Data/Analytics Company P-MRC Data Changes Name to Luminate, Reflecting Its Role In Entertainment's Data Economy

Luminate | March 17, 2022

the company formerly known as P-MRC Data, whose brands have been synonymous with signaling music trends as well as accurate and transparent entertainment industry data for decades, is now called Luminate. The entertainment industry can still expect the same objective, robust dataset comprising music sales, consumption, and consumer engagement, as well as extensive production metadata on the TV and film industry, as before. Going forward, Luminate will continue to create or incorporate even more fully validated data sources, enabling customers with a wider range of tools that support their most crucial decisions. Luminate, which powers Billboard's industry definitive music charts, counts virtually every top-tier entertainment company as a client. "We re-conceived this brand as the industry's central and most trusted source for all of entertainment's verified strategic and operational data. The name represents our mission to bring clarity and insight to a complex and evolving industry, Over the past few months, we have begun to incorporate our tent-pole products, MRC Data and Variety Business Intelligence, into the most comprehensive entertainment analytics offering, which will eventually span across all major media categories, while comprehensively managing the rights of our ecosystem data partners and contributors." -Rob Jonas, CEO of Luminate. Luminate recently launched Global Hits, which tracks top performing songs across forty-eight countries and offers comparison and analysis across regions. The company is also scheduled to release a unified, cross-industry analytics platform later this year. Though the music industry has been dependent on the Billboard charts since the late fifties, the recent advancements in technology and data science have ushered a new data-driven era for all of entertainment. Luminate sits at the center of this new data-centric ecosystem. About Luminate Luminate is the preeminent entertainment data and insights company, unlocking access to the most essential, objective, and trustworthy data compiled from thousands of verified data sources. With more than 30 years of history, this new company not only powers the Billboard Charts, but also informs the entire entertainment industry. Luminate brings together MRC Data, Variety Business Intelligence, Music Connect, BDS Radio and SoundScan to create the most comprehensive source of independent, objective, and foundational entertainment data. The company operates independently and is owned through a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation and MRC. For more information visit: luminatedata.xyz

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Mythical Games Announces Partnership with Leading South Korean Gaming Publisher Kakao Games as Part of APAC Expansion

Mythical Games | June 20, 2022

Next-generation blockchain gaming studio Mythical Games has announced a partnership with Kakao Games, South Korea’s leading publisher of online and mobile games. Moving forward, Mythical will integrate and support the BORANETWORK – an affiliate of Kakao Games and its proprietary blockchain and layer 2 ecosystem – as both entities continue their expansion in Asia.Mythical Games’ Web3 ecosystem allows players, creators, and artists to enjoy a frictionless gaming experience through ownership of a digital game collection. Earlier this month, Mythical announced a first-of-its kind partnership with the NFL to release the league’s first blockchain-based game. Its flagship game, Blankos Block Party, recently partnered with fashion brand Burberry and electronic music artist Deadmau5. In addition to the integration, Mythical will be joining BORA’s node validator and governance committee, a major milestone for both parties as they continue to expand to global markets. "We are thrilled to be joining the BORA node validator and governance committee. We see BORA not only as a next-generation blockchain, but also as a leader in bringing entertainment to Web3 in Korea – giving them a unique edge that no other protocol has. With Mythical's expansion into Seoul earlier this year, we are keen to strategically align with leaders in the region.” -Rudy Koch, Co-Founder at Mythical Games BORANETWORK CBO Young-joon Lim said, We're thrilled to be working with Mythical Games and welcome their onboarding on BORA. Mythical Games is a pioneer and visionary in Web3 building 'play and own' game economies," and added, “We will explore cross-promotion opportunities and potential collaborations in order to create synergy between each platform. About Mythical Games Acknowledged by Forbes’ Disruptive Technology Companies To Watch in 2019 and Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2021, Mythical is a next-generation games technology company creating a Web3 gaming ecosystem by leveraging blockchain technology and playable NFTs for tools that enable players, creators, artists, brands, and game developers to become stakeholders and owners in new “play and own” game economies. Led by gaming industry veterans, the team specializes in building games around player-owned economies and has helped develop major franchises including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Marvel Strike Force, and Skylanders. Mythical Platform protects gamers that may be new to blockchain through a custodial wallet for their digital items, while allowing advanced players the freedom to link their own wallets via bridges between the Mythical Chain and public mainnets. With its “gamers-first” focus, the Mythical Platform ensures players don’t need to dive into the intricacies of blockchain to enjoy ownership of their digital collections and have a great game experience. About Kakao Games Kakao Games is a leading publisher of online and mobile games. Founded in 2016, it is responsible for publishing a variety of games, including Krafton's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (available in Korea), Kong Studios' Guardian Tales (available in Korea, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania), XL Games’ Moonlight Sculptor (available in Korea, North America, Europe, and Taiwan), and its newest addition, Lion Heart Studio's ‘Odin: Valhalla Rising’ (available in Korea and Taiwan). Kakao Games is expanding its business to the blockchain market and Web3 gaming ecosystem. About METABORA METABORA is an affiliate of Kakao Games and the parent company of BORANETWORK focused on game development and blockchain-based gaming ecosystems. Its portfolio includes mobile games such as ‘Friends Popcorn,’ ‘Friends Town,’ and ‘Friends Shot’ based on Kakao Friends intellectual property (IP). METABORA is expanding its platform beyond traditional gaming to focus on the development of blockchain technology and the Metaverse.

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1-2-3.tv Launches New Gamification Features & Functionality

iMedia Brands, Inc. | April 29, 2022

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