Wall Street http://wall-street.com Stock Market Quotes Financial News Dow Jones Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:40:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blue Calypso Creates Mobile Advertising http://wall-street.com/blue-calypso-creates-mobile-advertising/ http://wall-street.com/blue-calypso-creates-mobile-advertising/#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:40:45 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76482 BCYP   (Blue Calypso Inc)   About Blue Calypso:   Blue Calypso, Inc. engages in the development, licensing, and enforcement of technology and intellectual property focused on digital word-of-mouth marketing and advertising. Its intellectual property portfolio consists of 5 US patents and 11 pending patent applications that cover methods and systems for communicating and syndicating […]

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BCYP   (Blue Calypso Inc)

 

About Blue Calypso:

 

Blue Calypso, Inc. engages in the development, licensing, and enforcement of technology and intellectual property focused on digital word-of-mouth marketing and advertising. Its intellectual property portfolio consists of 5 US patents and 11 pending patent applications that cover methods and systems for communicating and syndicating electronic offers and advertisements. The company enables retailers to harness the power and adoption that mobile devices bring to the consumer shopping experience; connect brands with store visitors; leverages their brand affinity across the social media channels; and tracks performance, monitors engagement, manages attribution, and delivers real-time analytics on client’s promotions and location-based content. Its products and services include KIOSENTRIX, which provides manufacturers and brick-and-mortar retailers a way of engaging with store visitors when they are on the path-to-purchase; and Blue Calypso Labs that offer outsourced consulting and customized software development services to clients. Blue Calypso, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

BCYP (Blue Calypso Inc) creates and conveys mobile advertising and analytical arrangements. It has a cloud-based program named KIOSentrix which gives retailers and manufacturers with a customized method to deal and engage with their clients from inquiries to purchase by using short messaging, Geo Fencing, Wi-Fi, QR codes, iBeacons and others. The organization likewise provides outsourced counseling and personalized program designed to advance the administration or services which are high in market demand nowadays.  According to NASDAQ and wall-street.com, BCYP is an OTCBB-listed company that was established last 2007 by Bradley Bauer and Andrew Levi.

BCYP Stock Market Profile

 

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BCYP is creating an impressive stock gains earlier this year on trading volume since it recorded a low $ 0.96 value.  It has been in a constant plunge for a little less than one year.  The increase on the trading volume can be attributed to the Court of Appeals that ruled on their favor last December of 2015.

Last May 16, 2016, BCYP reported their operating result and their financial gains during the first quarter of the year 2016.  According to the report, the revenues have posted a massive increase of 128% that amounts to $263,000 against the $116,000 of revenues posted last 2015.  The increase is derived from the revenue generated from different projects.  But ever since that conference, the market has been harsh with BCYP.  It is as if that the 1st quarter stock gains and the high market demand has done nothing to improve the downward motion of the trading volume of BCYP.

The plunge on the market value can be attributed to the fact that the company is not doing well despite of the claims that the company has posted a significant increase in revenues during the first quarter of 2016.  But BCYP is not a hopeless case as NASDAQ said that it was able to get rid of its convertible debt.  Blue Calypso is doing everything they can in order to mitigate the effect of the damage.  The shares of BCYP have even expanded to more than a million in the recent two months.  It is just disheartening to see that a company that was exerting too much effort to control the damage is seeing little to no effect.  It seems that no amount of boosts can remove the company from its current condition.

BCYP is boasting with a 5 patent that is included in their intellectual property.  They are also awaiting a decision on their 8 patents application that can be used for electronic and communication offers on desktop and mobile services.  Based on wallstreet.com, the management team of this company is laudable; leading the pack would be Bill Ogle who is the CMO of Samsung and Motorolla.  The co-Founder of BCYP, Andrew Levi is already managing a restaurant at the age of 19 and has an experience in working with the Federal Reserve.  Hopefully, the future court ruling, as well as the great management, will produce favorable stock gains, revenues and increase the company’s trading volume.

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Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc. (PBIO) http://wall-street.com/pressure-bio-sciences/ http://wall-street.com/pressure-bio-sciences/#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:28:57 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76128 Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc. (PBIO)   Business Summary:   Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc. has designed their products based on the properties of constant and alternating hydrostatic pressure. The result is the patented pressure cycling technology, which is also known as PCT. It is a platform that the company has patented and uses to cycle ambient […]

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Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc. (PBIO)

 

Business Summary:

 

Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc. has designed their products based on the properties of constant and alternating hydrostatic pressure. The result is the patented pressure cycling technology, which is also known as PCT. It is a platform that the company has patented and uses to cycle ambient to ultra-high hydrostatic pressure. This can be helpful in controlling bio-molecular interactions and temperature while maintaining a safe working environment. PCT is used on RNA, DNA, proteins, small molecules and lipid, just to name a few. Pressure cycling can also be utilized to improve and hasten the proteolytic digestion with common enzymes such as Lys-C, trypsin, and proteinase K.  The main focus of their development and sales efforts are in areas of drug discovery and design, biomarker discovery, and forensics. Their customers use products in other sectors that include plant and soil biology, counter-bioterror applications, vaccine development, and bio-therapeutics characterizations.

 

Medical Technology Developed  by Pressure Bio Sciences

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. develops pressure cycling technology (PCT) solutions in the United States. Its PCT technology uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels to control the actions of molecules in biological samples, such as cells and tissues from human, animal, plant, and microbial sources. The company offers Barocycler instrumentations, including Barocycler NEP3229, Barocycler NEP2320, Barocycler HUB440, PCT MicroTube Adapter Kit, The Shredder SG3, Barocycler HUB880, Barozyme HT48, BaroFlex 8-well Processing Strips, and PCT-HD laboratory instrumentation. It also distributes Constant Systems cell disruption equipment, parts, and consumables. In addition, the company offers Barocycler consumable products, such as PULSE Tubes, which transmit the power of PCT from the Barocycler instrument to the sample; Non-Disk PULSE Tubes that offer variable sample volumes; and ProteoSolve for Systems Biology, which is a PCT-dependent method for the extraction, isolation, and fractionation of nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids from animal and plant samples used in laboratory research. Its Baracycler consumable products also include ProteoSolve for Conventional Extraction that is a PCT-dependent kit for the extraction of proteins from various samples; mitochondria isolation kits that contain the chemical ingredients required for a scientist to extract mitochondria from skeletal muscle and lung tissue for subsequent analysis; and PCT Micro-Pestle and PCT MicroTubes to enhance the extraction of protein, DNA, RNA, and small molecules from small amounts of solid samples, such as soft animal tissues or biopsies. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. serves researchers at academic laboratories; government agencies; and biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and other life sciences institutions. The company was formerly known as Boston Biomedica, Inc. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in

When the company was founded in Massachusetts, it was known as Boston Biomedica, Inc. While it was founded in August of 1978, its significant operations started in January of 1986. In September of 2004, most of the company’s assets and liabilities were sold, and soon after its name was changed to Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc. Its Initial Public Offering was in October 1996, under its former name, Biomedica.
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Products Offered by Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc.

Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc. has designed their products based on the properties of constant and alternating hydrostatic pressure. The result is the patented pressure cycling technology, which is also known as PCT. It is a platform that the company has patented users to cycle ambient to ultra-high hydrostatic pressure. This can be helpful in controlling bio-molecular interactions and temperature while maintaining a safe working environment. PCT is used on RNA, DNA, proteins, small molecules and lipid, just to name a few. Pressure cycling can also be utilized to improve and hasten the proteolytic digestion with common enzymes such as Lys-C, trypsin, and proteinase K.

Their PCT Sample Preparation System is composed of various tools and consumables that the company has designed to complete the sample preparation processes in an efficient manner. One of the components is the Barocycler Intruments that comes in sizes. These way customers are able to choose the right one based on the requirements and preferences.

Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc. also offers consumables such as Pressure Used to Lyse Samples for Extraction, in short PULSE and other tubes. They are the conduit that transfers the power of the PCT from the Barocycler Instruments to the sample. The company also provides a PULSE tube tool that allows users to easily put the tube into place inside the Barocycler Instrument.

At present, the company has already installed more than 250 PCT systems in around 160 locations across the globe. The PCT platform has been proven to better than other similar methods.

Pressure Bio Sciences, Inc. provides a unique and efficient system, which is why a lot of laboratories worldwide prefer their PCT system than other sample preparation tools. By providing high–quality products since they were founded in 1978, Pressure Bio Science continues to grow year after year.

 

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Penn West Petroleum Restarts Growth Engine Amid Low Oil Price Spell http://wall-street.com/penn-west-petroleum-restarts-low-oil-price/ http://wall-street.com/penn-west-petroleum-restarts-low-oil-price/#respond Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:32:36 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76998 Penn West Petroleum (NYSE: PWE)   The Labor Department reported 287,000 new jobs created in June. To U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, this means the economy is resilient and strong. To Wall Street, it meant a stocks rally on Friday. For Canadian oil and natural gas producer Penn West Petroleum (NYSE: PWE) though, […]

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Penn West Petroleum (NYSE: PWE)

 

The Labor Department reported 287,000 new jobs created in June. To U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, this means the economy is resilient and strong. To Wall Street, it meant a stocks rally on Friday. For Canadian oil and natural gas producer Penn West Petroleum (NYSE: PWE) though, the oil price downturn challenge remains with crude trading at $45 a barrel. Like other similar companies hit by the protracted oil price downturn, Penn West is struggling and threatened by a debt default and even a delisting from the New York Stock Exchange for not maintaining the required $1 minimum closing price for its common stocks. But the Calgary-based company has other things in mind than throwing in the towel.

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Penn West is determined to stay afloat until improved oil price appears over the horizon. It complied in June with the NYSE standard for continued listing and staved off a debt default last month by selling $1.3 billion in non-core assets and renegotiating lending agreements with creditors.

Penn West shares should have a minimum average closing price of $1 for 30 consecutive trading days in the NYSE board. Its shares traded at $1.42 on July 8.

Financial Survival Strategy

 

A debt of $1.8 billion at the end of the first quarter sent Penn West shares falling by as much as 25 percent in May. Penn West’s answer was selling oil properties in Saskatchewan for $975 million. The sell-off cut debts to approximately $600 million from $2.1 billion last year. The transaction also cut the company’s interest expenses by nearly $100 million annually and offset the loss in net operating income from the Saskatchewan properties, which has a production of 13,650 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).

Penn West also sold assets in Alberta for another $140 million. The site produces 3,100 boe/d.

Proceeds from the sales of the two properties will be used to fund Penn West’s more competitive Cardium and Alberta Viking areas, according to president and CEO David Roberts. The funding is projected to increase the company’s annual production by 10 percent in the next 10 years.

For the Cardium area, there are 1,500 locations to be drilled over a 20-year period. Its first quarter production was approximately 19,500 boe/d. Operating cost is at $10/boe with netbacks of $17/boe.

Meanwhile, first quarter production in the Alberta Viking area was approximately 1,000 boe/d. Its 500 potential drilling locations will be the focus of development next year.

Penn West has a third property being co-developed with a joint venture partner: the Peace River area. First quarter net production was approximately 5,000 boe/d with operating costs of $1/boe. The company plans to shell out $5 million to $10 million in the second half to develop the Peace River area.

Penn West will continue to divest other high-cost but non-earning properties by year-end to generate $100 million to $200 million.

Roberts calls Penn West’s survival strategy as “perseverance.” His efforts already cut debts by $2.8 billion over the last three years. With perseverance, he is determined to end the company’s most challenging time in history and open a new chapter of sustainable growth marked by operating costs of $10-$12/boe.

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Zynga Inc. Playing Well on the iOS Playground http://wall-street.com/zynga-inc-ios-playground/ http://wall-street.com/zynga-inc-ios-playground/#respond Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:32:09 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76992 Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA)   So a creature-catching game app is gluing 21 million Americans to their smartphones daily — beating the 2013 record of Facebook’s candy-matching sensation — to be dubbed as the “biggest mobile game in the U.S.” within only a week from its launch. App stores trackers also claim the new game […]

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Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA)

 

So a creature-catching game app is gluing 21 million Americans to their smartphones daily — beating the 2013 record of Facebook’s candy-matching sensation — to be dubbed as the “biggest mobile game in the U.S.” within only a week from its launch. App stores trackers also claim the new game broke the record as the most installed app on Android smartphones while iPhone users are spending more time on it than on popular social media sites.

The story reminds of FarmVille, the most popular Facebook game from 2009 to 2011 with 10 million daily active users within six weeks of its debut. The farming simulation game may be down the game app ranking today but there is no lost glory for its maker, Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA). More than a billion people have played Zynga games online and on mobile devices, including FarmVilleZynga PokerWords With FriendsHit it Rich! Slots and CSR Racing. The games are as exciting to the San Francisco-based company for driving revenue generation.

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More mobile game subscriptions

 

Zynga’s turnaround is underway, according to CEO and director Frank D. Gibeau.

Zynga shares had risen 23 percent for eight consecutive trading days and hitt a new 52-week high on July 8. The rally was fuelled by the rollout of CSR Racing 2 (CSR2) and game bookings that reached $182 million in the first quarter, up 54 percent from last year and up 5 percent sequentially.

Mobile subscriptions now represent 76 percent of total subscriptions with Apple becoming its largest platform, surpassing Facebook bookings. Mobile audience grew 7 percent sequentially. Words With Friends recorded its highest Q1 bookings performance in six years. Mobile bookings for the Scrabble-inspired game rose 60 percent year-over-year.

CSR2 sped onto mobile screens in June together with Match-3 adventure Ice Age: Arctic Blast, which was inspired by the movie of the same title. Puzzle game Wizard of Oz: Magic Match, Spin It Rich! Slots and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Slots were launched in May. The games are downloadable for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad,  Google Play for Android devices, the Amazon Appstore for Kindle devices and Facebook..

Zynga is building momentum in its mobile foray as Gibeau knows there is more room to grow in that platform.

 

Focus on quality games

 

Zynga is building a world-class studio and bringing in additional creative developers. Gibeau is leading the teams of developers to deliver high-quality experience to gamers. He wants them to produce game designs and systems that keep players engaged for a very long time so Zynga can hold on to them.

The strategy is valid. Sustainable games “don’t get into the charts and then fall out, but actually get into the charts and stick,” said Gibeau in the May earnings call.

Competition in the $100-billion global games market is challenging with around 400,000 new mobile games released every year, according to Gibeau. But out of that number, only 100 matter of which 20 have long-term retention and engaging relationship with the player. He said the top 20 games in the world chart give players different things to do over long periods of sessions.

Gibeau not only knows his game. He plays it well, too.

 

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Get Serious About Your Radio Tunes Get Sirius XM http://wall-street.com/get-serious-about-your-radio-tunes-get-sirius/ http://wall-street.com/get-serious-about-your-radio-tunes-get-sirius/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:22:52 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76954 Sirius XM Holdings’ Soundness Beaming Wider   Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), http://wall-street.com/stockquote/?symbol=siri the world’s largest radio company in terms of revenue, is not only attracting paying listeners but also artists who make its rich programming even more engaging. Nearly half a million new subscribers signed up in the first quarter to get the […]

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Sirius XM Holdings’ Soundness Beaming Wider

 

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), http://wall-street.com/stockquote/?symbol=siri the world’s largest radio company in terms of revenue, is not only attracting paying listeners but also artists who make its rich programming even more engaging. Nearly half a million new subscribers signed up in the first quarter to get the company’s commercial-free music, news, sportscast, talkshows and other entertainment delivered via satellite 24/7 to bring the number of its users to 30 million. Subsidiary SiriusXM Canada has approximately 2.7 million subscribers.

Do You like Country and Garth Brooks

 

Sirius XM is even drawing the likes of country music icon Garth Brooks, who is launching his own program in its SiriusXM Channel to bring his songs, live recordings and commentaries to legions of fans.  The Garth Channel  http://www.siriusxm.com/   airing on Sept. 8 is also Brooks’ planned bridge to Apple iTunes or streaming platform Spotify, https://www.spotify.com/ where songs of America’s best-selling solo artist of all time are not available.

SiriusXM’s drawing power reverbs on the trading floor as its shares are bullish after a 5 percent rise in the last four weeks. The average volume of trading is more than 68.7 million shares. Meanwhile, the company’s gross revenue in 2015 was $4.5 billion with a net income of $509.7 million. Earnings per share is up 11 percent for the year. The projected EPS growth for the next five years is 22.83 percent and in the next year, 28 percent.

SiriusXM Radio has 175 Channels

 

Driving the vigorous trading of SIRI shares are the company’s unique service. SiriusXM Radio has 175 channels that streams music, news, sports talks, entertainment, comedy, live events, Latin programs and many more. Traffic, weather and information are accessible through the apps SiriusXM Traffic, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic and NavWeather. The same can be delivered to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation, XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine.

The company continues to add new content, renew key content assets, and strengthen its excellent relationship with OEMs. The satellite radio service is incorporated in 75 percent of all new cars that were sold in the United States, according to CEO James E. Meyer. The percentage makes for approximately 85 million satellite radio enabled cars in operation in the country.

More to Offer Than just Music on the Radio

 

Sirius XM is even drawing the likes of country music icon Garth Brooks, who is launching his own program in its SiriusXM Channel to bring his songs, live recordings and commentaries to legions of fans. The Garth Channel airing on Sept. 8 is also Brooks’ planned bridge to Apple iTunes or streaming platform Spotify, where songs of America’s best-selling solo artist of all time are not available.

 

Listen Anywhere Any Time with Sirius

 

Satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios allow Sirius XM Radio subscribers to listen anywhere: in the  car, at home or the office, on a computer, on a smartphone, on a tablet, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. SiriusXM also provides major automakers a suite of safety, security, and convenience services so motorists can subscribe for automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. There are SiriusXM satellite and Internet radios and accessories available from retailers and website of the New York-based company.

Favorite Episodes On Demand

 

Favorite episodes can be listened to on-demand and music can be mixed for customized entertainment. An enhanced search and categories easily find channels, shows, episodes and more. There is a setting for tracking favorite show to avoid missing episodes. Subscribers can also share online with friends what they are listening to.Terrestrial radio, which provides free but ad-supported audio content, remains the largest competitor of Sirius XM. Meyer promised to invest in content and technology, including embedding 185 million cars over the next decade, to stay competitive and sustain capital returns.

 

 

 

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eDigital Inspiring Future Consumer Products with Foundational Technologies http://wall-street.com/edigital-foundational-technologies/ http://wall-street.com/edigital-foundational-technologies/#respond Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:50:52 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76983 eDigital Corporation (EDIG) OTC Markets   The handheld tape recorder was once an ubiquitous device before digital technology made it obsolete in the late 1990s. While the device stored sound on a magnetic tape, its successor, the digital recorder, stores sound on a memory card. Both machines incorporated various technologies developed over time by different […]

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eDigital Corporation (EDIG) OTC Markets

 

The handheld tape recorder was once an ubiquitous device before digital technology made it obsolete in the late 1990s. While the device stored sound on a magnetic tape, its successor, the digital recorder, stores sound on a memory card. Both machines incorporated various technologies developed over time by different inventors from the analog-to-digital conversion process to USB flash drive. The names Elwood G. Norris, Norbert P. Daberko and Steven T. Brightbill of eDigital Corp. are forever associated with the invention of the digital recorder for patenting a handheld record and playback device with flash memory in 1994.

Interestingly, the invention or U.S. patent 5491774 A figured in eDigital’s history for generating the company’s first profit in 2010, 22 years after it was founded by Norris. eDigital sued companies that infringed on the patent and later collected licensing fees. Patent monetization became eDigital’s bread and butter and to this day it continues to keep the company afloat. The latest patent infringement settlement was with a provider of Internet of Things solutions for enterprise and consumer markets and involved its sensor technology called Nunchi.

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Monetizing Patents

 

eDigital continued to develop so-called foundational technologies and licensed them to customers. Aside from Nunchi, the company holds multiple patents for MicroSignet, a system and method for managing information stored in semiconductors; Synap, a security system, method, and apparatus for apps; the first system for transferring multimedia files from flash memory cards to PCs; and large-scale network technologies for secure content distribution.

Licensing fee revenues from 15 companies earned eDigital $693,500 for fiscal year 2016. The figure, however, is down from $2.1 million in fiscal year 2015, when eDigital signed 29 new patent license agreements. The company reported a net loss of $1.27 million for fiscal year 2016 from $235,153 in fiscal year 2015.

eDigital is not relying on selling licensing. It commercializes its intellectual property by making consumer products that feature its patents. The first ones were the Flashback, which the company claimed as the first portable digital voice recorder with removable flash memory, digital audio players and eVU portable media player, an in-flight entertainment device for airlines. The product portfolio grew to include combined microphone and speaker earpieces; the world’s first open media, solid-state music player for playing MP3, AAC, WMA and EPAC music files; the world’s first portable digital medical device for dictation and patient data capture; VoiceNav, a voice navigation technology for portable media devices; and wireless MP3 headsets employing its own MicroOS operating system.

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Venturing into smart homes

 

The cybersecurity market was worth $75 billion in 2015, according to Forbes. eDigital faces tough competition from larger and rich companies that also own proprietary solutions. So, it tries to gain a foothold in the online security market by partnering with smaller companies that have an established presence in the sector, according to eDigital President and CEO Fred Falk.

eDigital sees an opportunity in the rapidly growing market, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), and wants eDigital to cash in on it through product design. Nunchi is poised to play a key role in the future of mobile communications and the IoT, according to Falk.
Statista estimated the U.S. smart home market’s value at $6 billion annually. In this market, the potential of Nunchi, which allows devices to communicate and monitor remote locations, is on security cameras.

The connected home industry is increasingly becoming more reliant on the collection of data from remote sensors to determine the required response and the Nunchi technology has this capability, Falk said.

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ZOOM COMPANIES INC. (ZMMM) SPORTS MUSIC & FITNESS http://wall-street.com/zoom-companies-inc-zmmm-musicsportsfitness/ http://wall-street.com/zoom-companies-inc-zmmm-musicsportsfitness/#respond Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:22:24 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76390 ZOOM Companies, Inc. is a publicly traded Holding Company on the OTCBB Market (OTCBB Symbol: “ZMMM”)   with a successful and highly diverse portfolio of companies within the entertainment industry that ranges from the thrill of Pro Arena Rugby, to the excitement of ballroom dance fitness. With a continued focus on additional acquisitions, ZMMM is carefully […]

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ZOOM Companies, Inc. is a publicly traded Holding Company on the OTCBB Market (OTCBB Symbol: “ZMMM”)   with a successful and highly diverse portfolio of companies within the entertainment industry that ranges from the thrill of Pro Arena Rugby, to the excitement of ballroom dance fitness.

With a continued focus on additional acquisitions, ZMMM is carefully developing multiple revenue streams that will contribute to the overall growth and diversity of it’s portfolio of companies. Such recent acquisitions include the Plaza Ballroom Event Center which proudly boasts the largest dance floor in Southern Florida and is capable of hosting uniquely intimate musical events.

Through the guidance and vision of it’s experienced management team, ZMMM is poised to forge ahead with it’s growth and diversification as one of the fastest growing Holding Companies in the entertainment industry.

The Company is now being structured as a full spectrum entertainment company encompassing global musical artists, live entertainment productions, in house development of a Broadway style show, sports entertainment, and worldwide product distribution. The Company, ZMMM  has  recently changed it’s name to “ZOOM Companies Inc.”  to reflect the diverse areas of entertainment that company has to offer. The Company’s entry into the Sports Industry was initiated with the formation of Pro Arena Rugby, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoom Companies Inc.

LISTED BELOW ARE THE OUTLINES OF THE ACQUISITIONS COMPLETED BY  ZOOM COMPANIES INC.  ZMMM

PRO  ARENA RUGBY

The company’s entry into the Sports Industry was initiated with the formation of a Pro Arena Rugby (PAR) League., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoom Companies Inc. The company recently executed an asset purchase agreement pertaining to the acquisition of all assets associated with the production of indoor rugby events of Pro Arena Rugby Inc.

The Company has formed a wholly owned subsidiary which shall own and operate Pro Arena Rugby, Inc. (PAR). The Company concept is introducing Rugby 7s in the arena format. Following the nationwide success of Arena Football, PAR is developing a professional Rugby league, looking to launch its exhibition season in second quarter 2016. Initially, the Company looks to start the league with eight professional teams, expanding to sixteen by 2018. The Company will actively seek new team city owners on both the east and west coast. Through broadcasting and merchandise licensing, we look to capture significant market share in this fast growing niche sport.

Pro Arena Rugby Presentation

FITNESS  DVD

The company has created a Fitness DVD’s series that promotes “Fun Exercise” to Ballroom Dance and fitness enthusiasts. See current products at www.BDFDVD.com The Ballroom Dance Fitness Inc. DVD’s are designed for individuals that want to lose weight and also learn Ballroom Dance steps. The DVD series will be marketed via Direct Response Marketing, internet marketing, and wholesale distribution to the retail marketplace.

The Company’s fitness business is to create (DVDs) that promote “Fun Exercise” to Ballroom Dance and fitness enthusiasts. The production, marketing and selling DVD’s will feature six different ballroom dances: the Cha-Cha, Swing, Salsa, Meringue, Rumba and Waltz. The program is to promote “Fun Exercise” to Ballroom Dance and fitness enthusiasts. The DVDs are designed for individuals that want to lose weight and also learn Ballroom Dance steps. The DVDs will focus on beginner Ballroom dance steps, building the lower body, strengthening heart endurance, plus show how the use of hand free weights will develop and tone the upper body.

 

LIVE BROADWAY SHOWS

The company entered the musical industry with an asset purchase of “The Great American DIVAS.” Zoom is a majority owner at 70%. The company is developing a Broadway style musical show & journey into 1970’s era (Studio 54,) highlighting female musical giants via four DIVAS and featuring a talented 14-piece band. ZMMM has entered into a licensing agreement with controlling interest in “Great American Diva’s”, a Broadway style show & musical journey into the world of the 70’s era (Studio 54) musical female giants of our time. The Company will produce and promote a series of Live Concert events featuring Great American Diva’s in 2015, with the ultimate goal of securing residency in casino showrooms nationwide in 2016. It is our intention to franchise the production and expand its presence globally. The Company through its licensing agreement has secured the recording, touring, and merchandising rights on an exclusive basis.

 

PROFESSIONAL  BALLROOM  DANCING

The company also owns The Plaza Ballroom: a ballroom facility boasting both a 5,500 sq. ft. and a 13,000 sq. ft. venue. They will present a musical concert series in addition to serving as a dancing center which offers lessons during the day, and hosts dance parties in the evenings. The Plaza features the largest dance floor in South Florida (2,400 sq. ft.) and concert seating at tables for 300 guests and theater seating for 450. The facility has a beer and wine license, and valet parking for 250 cars.

The Company operates a 13,000 sq. ft. and an adjacent 5,500 sq. ft. multi-purpose venue in North Palm Beach Florida. Ballroom functions as a live entertainment venue, a ballroom dance studio holding a license for Sanctioned Dance Competitions sponsored by THE NATIONAL DANCE COUNCIL OF AMERICA for the county of Palm Beach, Florida., and the hosting of private parties & weddings and Saturday night Dance Parties for 250 dancers.

AN EXCITING,   MULTI/VENUE  ENTERTAINMENT  COMPANY

Zoom Companies Inc is a public entity that allows the public to share in the bounty by becoming share holders in the company. We at ZOOM look forward to it’s future as an Entertainment Company,  while cross marketing it’s subsidiaries to increase revenues and profits. It is supported by experienced management that can make each entity and joint venture profitable, resulting in increased earnings and a growing market capitalization. click links below for further information on our private placement.  Share  in the profits, share in the fun.

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iApps Website Content Management System Gives You the Power of a Whole Web Team http://wall-street.com/iapps-website-content-management-system/ http://wall-street.com/iapps-website-content-management-system/#respond Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:13:36 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76977 Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN)   A website is not simply the digital face of any business. It is a complex technology with an integrated software and design to make it function according to marketing objectives. Making it work to that end does not only entail a creative design, catchy content, eCommerce capability and clever analytics. […]

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Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN)

 

A website is not simply the digital face of any business. It is a complex technology with an integrated software and design to make it function according to marketing objectives. Making it work to that end does not only entail a creative design, catchy content, eCommerce capability and clever analytics. The website requires technical upkeep and even overhaul to accommodate new or upgraded software that enhances online presence and improves workflow. Providing a whole package that gives the best web experience for both business owners and their customers is the specialty of Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN).

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Bridgeline Digital has masterfully woven its reputation in web management solution through its proprietary iAPPS platform. The technology provides a unified Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, and Website Analytics service that enables clients to swiftly enhance and optimize the value of their websites cost-effectively. The powerful tool set up by Bridgeline Digital’s team of Microsoft Gold Certified interactive developers can give a business the competitive edge in the increasingly challenging marketplace.

 

iAPPS Website Content Management

 

iAPPS is a corporate marketer’s essential. It empowers them to easily create, edit, and optimize persuasive web content and campaigns without relying on technical resources and complex coding. It enables automatic display of content and products based on visitor behavior attributes like browsing history, location, search terms or device type. It captures and indexes customer profiles for highly targeted, cross-channel campaigns. It even finds, manages and track social media conversations to make real-time decisions to engage and coordinate activity across teams and different business objectives.  

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An improved service called Bridgeline Pro series is also favorable to enterprise customers because of its lower implementation cost. Ari Kahn, Bridgeline Digital president and CEO, sees the Pro series increasing margins for the company, while driving greater value to customers.

Further, the company offers co-location, application monitoring, emergency response, version control, load balancing, managed firewall security, and virus protection services; and shared, dedicated, and software as a service hosting services.

Thousands of websites and web stores are powered by iAPPS affirming the service’s acceptance by small- and medium-sized organizations as well as Fortune 1000 companies.  Among Bridgeline Digital’s clients are financial services, franchises/multi-unit organizations, retail brand names, health services and life sciences, technology, credit unions and regional banks, and associations and foundations. The patronage has strongly positioned Bridgeline Digital in the $3 billion web content management market and $1.3 billion marketing automation market.

 Bridgeline Digital Financial History

 

Second quarter revenue was $4.2 million compared to $4.8 million in the second quarter of last year, but Bridgeline Digital generated over $1 million more of gross profit. Gross profit improved from $1.7 million in the second quarter of last year to $2.2 million in the second quarter of this year. Gross margin for the second quarter was 53 percent compared to 36 percent in the second quarter of last year.

Subscription and license revenue increased 12 percent  to $1.5 million over Q2 2015. License and hosting revenue were 44 percent of total revenue compared to 36 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. Licensing and hosting revenue combined now make up about 44 percent of total revenue compared to about 36 percent of the total revenue in the second quarter of last year.

Recurring revenue from SaaS licenses, annual maintenance on perpetual license and hosting increased 13 percent to $1.8 million in the second quarter compared to $1.6 million in the second quarter of last year. Service revenue decreased by approximately $670,000 from the second quarter of last year, but the cost of providing that service revenue decreased by almost $1.1 million. Operating expenses were $2.7 million for the second quarter of 2016, down 24 percent from $3.6 million in the second quarter of last year.

Bridgeline Digital will issue common stocks to convert up to $6 million of outstanding debt to equity and raise up to $2 million in working capital to further invest in business development that should drive stronger revenues and grow market share, according to Kahn.

Kahn has observed that competition in the web solution market is scattered and there is no market leader. He sees that as an opportunity for Bridgeline Digital to expand its presence and take the leadership role.

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Top 5 Marketing and Business Mistakes Nokia Made That You Shouldn’t http://wall-street.com/top-5-marketing-business-mistakes-nokia-made/ http://wall-street.com/top-5-marketing-business-mistakes-nokia-made/#respond Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:27:24 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76942  Marketing and Business Mistakes Nokia Made That You Should Know About Just a few years back, Nokia was the dominant force and trend setter in the mobile phone manufacturing industry. However, as of 2013, it had an embarrassingly low 3% of the smartphone market share.Here’s where it all went south: Nokia’s marketing strategy gave them […]

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 Marketing and Business Mistakes Nokia Made That You Should Know About

Just a few years back, Nokia was the dominant force and trend setter in the mobile phone manufacturing industry. However, as of 2013, it had an embarrassingly low 3% of the smartphone market share.Here’s where it all went south: Nokia’s marketing strategy gave them almost no chance of surviving the smartphone market. They practically jumped into a deep, dark well. Their marketing strategy and value proposition are two shining examples of what costly marketing mistakes can mean for your business.It does not matter what kind of a business you run – selling DEKOR lighting or food – you can learn from Nokia. Here are some of the top business and marketing mistakes Nokia made that you shouldn’t:

Mistake #1: All Hardware No Software

At its core, Nokia was a mobile manufacturing company that needed to be more marketing-savvy. Even though during the early years of the company’s inception, it was acclaimed for its marketing tactics and remembered among users as the company that was really good at transforming phones into highly fashionable accessories, it eventually fell down in the ranking due to a lack of concentration on software.  Nokia was paying too much attention to hardware and not enough to software – its engineers were real gurus at building highly innovative mobile phone designs but lacked the software known-how to fuel those devices. The software and apps were literally the backbone powering up these phones even back then, and Nokia grossly underestimated the importance of software.

Mistake #2: Lack of Value Proposition

Without a prominent value proposition, users have little reason to buy from your business, let alone pay any attention to you. The iPhone was considered somewhat of an elitist phone which integrated really well with other Apple devices while Samsung’s Android smartphones were seen as highly versatile and user-friendly mobile devices, which they still are by the way.  Nokia’s phones, however, didn’t really have any of the same zeal as their competitors. They tried to play catch up by creating phones with stunning cameras but were a little late to the party. Even if their phones did something better than both iPhones and Android smartphones, they did not seem to have a clue what it was; they lacked value proposition and were unable to highlight this in their ads. The Lumia is one such example which was almost a complete failure, even though it was a good phone by mobile and manufacturing standards. Unfortunately, it did nothing special and added no value. It was badly positioned from a marketing standpoint and delivered no clear message except for “here is a smartphone that works and does what every other phone does”. There was no catchy market slogan. The value proposition was sorely missing, and perhaps Nokia was clueless so as to what they wanted to achieve with the Lumia line up. The Lumia 920 for instance, did nothing special to outpace its Samsung Galaxy counterparts even though it did have stunning display resolution at the time. This lack of innovation and value proposition proved costly.

Mistake #3: Inconsistent Marketing ‘Voice’

Nokia’s marketing strategy seemed appropriate at the time, though the specific messaging they used was just all over the place. It’s this lack of consistency that drives people away, and that’s precisely what happened: no one could justify how Nokia’s phones were better than others. Apple and Samsung were constantly beating Nokia phones in terms of innovative features, apps and user experience.In fact, in 2012, Samsung was declared as a leading phone manufacturer, even surpassing Apple in sales. The South Korean electronics manufacturer earned a mind-blowing $3.65 billion in the first quarter of 2012, which was actually 22% more mobile phones than the revenue in the first quarter of 2011. In contrast, Apple’s numbers held up impressively at 35 million units which were going for just over $660 a piece, so over $200 million in sales isn’t bad at all.  At the time, Nokia was experimenting with random messages just to see how it affects the company’s future. TV advertising didn’t work out very well as Nokia’s marketing efforts were unfocused and putting a big drain on budgets. Apple and other major smartphone manufacturers were quick to capitalize on this in a huge way.  By the time the iPhone 5 arrived in late 2012, Apple had an enticing slogan to go along with it: “The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone”. The 5s model’s slogan was simply “Thinking forward”. The previous year’s iPhone 4 boasted: “The most amazing iPhone yet”. Nokia’s plain “Connecting People” slogan just couldn’t hold up to this.

Mistake #4: Ignoring the Market

Nokia was slow to make phones customized for the US market, and this didn’t exactly sit well with local carriers. In fact, it accelerated its already declining market share.  In 2009, Nokia dominated a good share of the market – the global mobile devices volume stood at 1.14 billion units and Nokia accounted for 432 units while Apple had just 20 million. Even though the iPhone was catching on, its share could hardly stand up to Nokia’s 68m smartphones. At the time, Nokia’s global share stood at 34%. In China, it dominated 35% of the market, in India 54% and in Europe too it was quite impressive to say the least.  Unfortunately, its market share was sinking in the US to less than 10%. Even after a new CEO was appointed in 2010, its global market share stood at 16%. In China, it plummeted to 4% and India, 27%, out of which it was just 7% on account of smartphones. In 2009 Nokia boasted a stock price of $16, which by now had plunged by 75% to under $4.  Other companies were making friends left and right in the US mobile carrier industry, while Nokia was just sitting on its laurels being really comfortable being the “world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer”. And it did have a massive fan base in Africa and a number of European countries; unfortunately, when they decided to jump ship, Nokia saw its multi-billion dollar earnings waning away.  Brands like Samsung, Apple, LG and Blackberry were quick to learn from Nokia’s mistakes and the first two especially started to dominate the market by a sizable chunk, which added more holes to Nokia’s already sinking boat.

Mistake #5: Sticking with Symbian

The Symbian OS is Nokia’s exclusive property and they stuck with it for quite a while. However, as luck would have it, the original iPhone released in 2007 highlighted many of the shortcomings of Nokia’s OS. In fact, it made Symbian look rather dated and Nokia fans all over were quick to open their eyes. All in all, Symbian engineers were reluctant to embrace change and start offering some of the iPhone’s OS features. It was in a constant state of rewrite and its designers simply couldn’t keep up with the iOS which was a complete rehash in terms of mobile OS user-friendliness.  Perhaps, if Nokia had been a bit more humble and “moved along with the tide”, they’d still be in the mobile phone market. Despite several revisions, Symbian was always designed with primarily device vendors in mind and then mobile operators. What the users and developers wanted was always an afterthought, and this was its biggest failure.  Adding more insult to injury was Google’s Android mobile OS, which was cross-platform and gave other manufacturers an OS to work with which had no boundaries. This armed them to go up against the iPhone and Nokia turned a blind eye to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Reasons to invest in Roth IRA http://wall-street.com/4-reasons-invest-roth-ira/ http://wall-street.com/4-reasons-invest-roth-ira/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:33:11 +0000 http://wall-street.com/?p=76937 Why to Invest in Roth IRA?   It is not easy to retire. You need to have a good amount of savings if you want to retire peacefully and have a steady income source. However, sadly, around 23% of Americans are said to have no retirement savings. Another 23% have less than $1000 in savings […]

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Why to Invest in Roth IRA?

 

It is not easy to retire. You need to have a good amount of savings if you want to retire peacefully and have a steady income source. However, sadly, around 23% of Americans are said to have no retirement savings. Another 23% have less than $1000 in savings and only 20% have over  $200,000 in retirement savings. This is not a very good sign, and one of the major reasons why retirees around the country are in usually in trouble.

Another report on retirement savings indicates that around 45% Baby Boomers that are to retire soon haven’t even started saving for retirement yet. With personal savings as low as 5.3%, it is important for the nation to think and plan better.

Attend any life coaching session for seniors and the question of retirement savings will pop up. There are a number of retirement tools that can help you lead a good life once you decide to hang the boots. One of the greatest retirement tools is Roth IRA. Hoping that you meet the IRS requirements, this IRA may just be the tool that you need.

So what makes Roth IRA such an attractive option? Let’s find out:

 

1. You Do Not Have To Pay Taxes

Taxes are cumbersome, and every penny matters once you retire since the inflow of money is limited. This is one major reason to pick Roth since your retirement gains are tax exempt. All contributions are based on an after-tax dollars formula, meaning you do not have your taxes deducted.

On the other hand, traditional IRAs and employer-sponsored 401(k)s are subject to tax deductions. However, these accounts are tax- deferred, allowing you to reduce your current liability. Nonetheless, Roth still is more beneficial. You can save up to six digits in taxes. Also, with Roth the chances of your Social Security benefits getting charged and you being hit with a Medicare surcharge also decrease. With everything becoming more expensive, it is now more and more important to be able to save a larger chunk of your retirement money.

2. No Withdrawal Requirements

Once you hit the retirement age, you do not have to worry about withdrawal requirements when it comes to Roth. In case of traditional IRAs and 401(k)s, you need to start making minimum withdrawals once you are 70.5 years of age. On the other hand, Roth IRA has no such requirements and you can enjoy the benefits of time compounding and make more money.

3. No Restrictions on Age in Case of Contributions

Roth allows you to make contributions for as long as you would like to. This means that anyone who meets the income limits can open an account and begin to contribute. However, there are contribution limits (up to $4,500 if you are 49 or under, and $6,500 if you are over the age of 49). Nonetheless, Roth is still good when compared to 401(K) that require seniors to stay unemployed to be able to contribute, and traditional IRAs that accept no contribution after the age of 70.5.

4. Withdrawing Contributions

This is one of the biggest problems with retirement savings since most IRAs have limitations on age and amount before you can withdraw your savings. And in case you do not meet the laid out requirements you have to pay heavy penalties. While, Roth IRA also has such restrictions, it is still a better option than other alternatives due to the requirements being less stringent.

Roth IRA comes with certain exemptions that allow you to withdraw money without any penalties.

You need to be at least 50.5 years of age to be able to withdraw without penalties, however you can do so if you need money, you are disabled or you have to pay back taxes or cover medical expenses that are more than 10% of your gross income (7.5% in case you are 65 or older).
All in all, ROTH allows you to save more and hence enjoy more benefits. It is easily one of the safest retirement options. Start planning your retirement now so you do not have to deal with retirement issues.

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