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May 23, 2019 6:20 AM ET

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance reportedly set to launch a music streaming service

iCrowdNewswire - May 23, 2019 - Additional sources are confirming that ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, is in the process of developing a paid music streaming service, according to Bloomberg. There was talk of ByteDance developing such a music streaming app back in early April. At the time, sources told the South China Morning Post that the company planned to launch the service “soon” and that over 100 people were working on it. ByteDance’s service is rumored to launch this. [more...]

May 23, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Valve releases Steam Chat app for iOS and Android

iCrowdNewswire - May 23, 2019 - Valve has released a new standalone mobile app incorporating many of the chat features of its desktop client, which underwent a major refresh last year in an attempt to compete with Discord. The new mobile app, which is available for iOSand Android, includes rich chat features, group chats, customizable notifications, and more. Voice chat is a notable omission at present, though Valve says it’s working on it. This is Valve’s second major iOS app. [more...]

Mallinckrodt Investigated by Block & Leviton LLP For Violations of Federal Securities Laws
May 22, 2019 4:00 PM ET

Mallinckrodt Investigated by Block & Leviton LLP For Violations of Federal Securities Laws

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - BOSTON,  -- Block & Leviton LLP (www.blockesq.com), a national securities litigation firm, is investigating whether Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK) and certain of its officers and directors violated federal securities laws. On May 1, 2019, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled, “Government to File Complaint After Mallinckrodt Unit Is Accused of Bribery to Drive Drug Sales.” The article asserts that Questcor, which Mallinckrodt acquired in 2014, “defrauded government health-care. [more...]

May 22, 2019 8:50 AM ET

Sony CEO defends smartphone business but will focus on just four markets

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to its loss-making Xperia smartphone business, positioning it as a central part of Sony’s entertainment-focused identity. “We see smartphones as hardware for entertainment and a component necessary to make our hardware brand sustainable,” Yoshida said in comments reported by Reuters. “And younger generations no longer watch TV. Their first touch point is [the] smartphone.” Despite this, Sony is far from a major. [more...]

May 22, 2019 8:40 AM ET

Amazon turns warehouse tasks into video games to make work ‘fun’

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - Conditions in Amazon’s warehouses are notoriously grueling, but the company has a new tactic it thinks will make employees’ lives easier: turn work into a video game. As detailed in a new report from The Washington Post, Amazon has started installing screens next to workers’ stations that feature simple games with names like PicksInSpace, Mission Racer, and CastleCrafter. Their physical actions, assembling orders and moving items, are translated into virtual in-game moves. So, the. [more...]

May 22, 2019 8:30 AM ET

That tiny Google alarm clock from Lenovo ships next month

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - Lenovo’s Smart Clock, the small Google Assistant-equipped smart display that it announced at CES, will be released next month on June 2nd. 9to5Google notes that the device is available to pre-order now at Walmart, Home Depot, and Lenovo’s own online store, and will cost $79 in the US, in line with what Lenovo announced back in January. The Smart Clock is a smaller version of Lenovo’s existing Smart Display that’s meant more for a bedside table than a kitchen. [more...]

CBL & Associates Shareholder Litigation: Block & Leviton LLP Encourages Investors To Contact The Firm
May 22, 2019 8:30 AM ET

CBL & Associates Shareholder Litigation: Block & Leviton LLP Encourages Investors To Contact The Firm

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - BOSTON,  -- Block & Leviton LLP (www.blockesq.com), a Boston-based securities litigation firm representing investors nationwide, announces that a securities fraud class action has been filed against CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL), and certain of its officers. Shareholders who lost money on their investments are encouraged to contact Block & Leviton LLP to learn more. On March 26, 2019, CBL & Associates announced that the company would set aside. [more...]

May 22, 2019 8:20 AM ET

Google stored some passwords in plain text for fourteen years

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - In a blog post today, Google disclosed that it recently discovered a bug that caused some portion of G Suite users to have their passwords stored in plain text. The bug has been around since 2005, though Google says that it can’t find any evidence that anybody’s password was improperly accessed. It’s resetting any passwords that might be affected and letting G Suite administrators know about the issue. G Suite is the. [more...]

May 22, 2019 8:10 AM ET

Microsoft and Sony are teaming up for the future of gaming

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - Microsoft and Sony unveiled a surprising partnership last week that will see the companies collaborate to develop future cloud solutions for game and content-streaming services. While both companies have spent more than 15 years battling it out over PlayStation and Xbox sales, Sony is now looking to Microsoft’s vast cloud experience to help power its existing and future streaming services, and Microsoft is teaming with a rival to fend off far larger. [more...]

LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 Investing In KushCo Holdings, Inc. To Contact The Firm
May 22, 2019 8:00 AM ET

LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 Investing In KushCo Holdings, Inc. To Contact The Firm

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - NEW YORK, -- Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in KushCo Holdings, Inc. ("KushCo" or the "Company") (Other OTC:KSHB) of the July 1, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action that has been filed against the Company. If you invested in KushCo stock or options between July 13, 2017 and April 9, 2019 and would like to. [more...]

May 22, 2019 7:50 AM ET

Washington State Senate Passes SB 5078 to Require Presidential Tax Return Disclosure – Presidential Transparency

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - the Washington State Senate passed SB 5078, sponsored by Senator Patty Kuderer (48th District – Bellevue), in a 28-21 vote, requiring presidential candidates to disclose five years of tax returns in order be on the ballot in Washington State. This bill now goes to the State House. Several last-minute amendments were floated in a failed attempt to kill the bill. The amendments were ruled out of the scope of the measure by the Lt. Governor. Presidential Transparency,. [more...]

May 22, 2019 7:50 AM ET

Meet Doggo: Stanford’s cute open-source four-legged robot

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - Students from Stanford University have welcomed a new addition to their campus: Doggo, a four-legged robot that hopes to find a home in research labs around the world. Doggo follows similar designs to other small quadrupedal robots, but what makes it unique is its low cost and accessibility. While comparable bots can cost tens of thousands of dollars, the creators of Doggo — Stanford’s Extreme Mobility lab — estimate its. [more...]

May 22, 2019 7:50 AM ET

Multi-Currency Exchange BTSE launches Bitcoin futures platform at Magical Crypto Conference in New York

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - BTSE Exchange launches new futures trading platform, BTSE Futures, at the MCC Magical Crypto Conference in New York City. The MCC conference is organized by Litecoin founder Charlie Lee, early Bitcoin investor and influencer WhalePanda, Blockstream CSO Samson Meow, and Monero lead developer and Tari Labs founder Riccardo Spagni. The new BTSE Futures platform received highly positive reception from avid traders, Bitcoin early adopters, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts at the conference. The team exchanged insights. [more...]

Diversified Royalty Corp. Completes Acquisition of Mr. Mikes SteakhouseCasual Trademarks
May 22, 2019 7:43 AM ET

Diversified Royalty Corp. Completes Acquisition of Mr. Mikes SteakhouseCasual Trademarks

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, -- Diversified Royalty Corp. (TSX: DIV; DIV.DB) (the “Corporation” or “DIV”) is pleased to announce it has completed its previously announced transaction with Mr. Mikes Restaurants Corporation and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Mr. Mikes”) to add a fourth royalty stream for DIV's portfolio. DIV acquired the trademarks and certain other intellectual property rights utilized by Mr. Mikes in its restaurant business (the “Mr. Mikes Marks”) for. [more...]

Notification on transactions on the Issuer
May 22, 2019 7:42 AM ET

Notification on transactions on the Issuer’s securities

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - The company has received notification of Invalda INVL about transactions in the Issuer's securities.   The person authorized to provide additional information:Real Estate Fund Manager of Management CompanyVytautas BakšinskasE-mail [email protected] Attachment INVL Baltic Real Estate_notification_Invalda INVL_21 05 2019 [more...]

Empire State Realty Trust Announces AT&T Extends Term and Relocates Store within the Empire State Building
May 22, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Empire State Realty Trust Announces AT&T Extends Term and Relocates Store within the Empire State Building

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - NEW YORK, -- Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that AT&T will relocate to a new location within the Empire State Building on 34th Street.  AT&T extended its lease term for ten years. "We are enhancing the Empire State Building's 34th Street retail experience," said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, ESRT.  "By moving AT&T's existing store, we will make available a 2,773 sq. ft. retail space located adjacent to. [more...]

May 22, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Study Finds Advantages of Full-disclosure Mobile Telemetry Monitoring over Patch and Holter Methods to Diagnose Patients with Bradyarrhythmia

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring, LLC, a leading provider of cardiac monitoring solutions, today announced results from a large retrospective analysis which demonstrated that cardiac monitoring with full-disclosure mobile cardiac telemetry (PocketECG) for up to 30 days significantly increased diagnostic yield for patients with bradyarrhythmia over Patch and Holter methods. Optimizing the Duration of Monitoring with the Diagnostic Yield for Bradyarrhythmias Using a Next Generation, Full-Disclosure Mobile Cardiac Telemetry Device (Abstract# 1219-272), will be. [more...]

May 22, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Xbox chief Phil Spencer outlines plans for fighting toxicity in gaming

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer says he’s acutely aware of the problems the gaming industry faces from a cultural perspective — issues like toxicity, abuse and harassment, and exclusionary attitudes that can keep gaming’s benefits from spreading beyond its most hardcore, traditional demographic. So today, Spencer says Microsoft is launching an industry-wide initiative to combat these issues by sharing solutions and technology and committing itself to aggressive enforcement. “First, gaming. [more...]

May 22, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Explore the Future of Blockchain Technology at SANS Minneapolis Cyber Security Training Event

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, today announced the agenda for SANS Minneapolis 2019 (#SANSMinneapolis) taking place August 12-17 in Minnesota. Course topics to include cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, SIEM, critical security controls, digital forensics, and security management. G. Mark Hardy (@g_mark), the founder and president of National Security Corporation will give an evening talk, "Blockchain: Building Better Business Models Securely". Hardy explains, "Blockchain as a technology has been proposed as a. [more...]

JMG Realty Named to National Multifamily Housing Council Top 50 Apartment Managers List for 2019
May 22, 2019 7:38 AM ET

JMG Realty Named to National Multifamily Housing Council Top 50 Apartment Managers List for 2019

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - ATLANTA,-- Atlanta-based multifamily owner and management firm, JMG Realty Inc., announced today that the firm has been ranked one of the 50 largest multi-family managers in the country by the National Multifamily Housing Council when it released its annual list of Top 50 Managers, as reported by Multifamily Executive Magazine.  Since 1990, the NMHC has released their much-anticipated results each year for the Top 50 Managers and serves as the authoritative rankings. [more...]

Hunt Real Estate Capital Refinances a Multifamily Property Located in Houston, Texas -- Total funding equals $28.3 million --
May 22, 2019 7:37 AM ET

Hunt Real Estate Capital Refinances a Multifamily Property Located in Houston, Texas — Total funding equals $28.3 million —

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - NEW YORK, -- Hunt Real Estate Capital, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced today it provided a Freddie Mac loan in the amount of $28.3 million to refinance a multifamily property located in Houston, Texas. The loan is a seven-year, variable rate loan with three-years of interest-only negotiated with the Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Team. The borrower is sponsored by Iliad Realty Group with whom Hunt Real Estate Capital has. [more...]

Existing-Home Sales Inch Back 0.4% in April
May 22, 2019 7:36 AM ET

Existing-Home Sales Inch Back 0.4% in April

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - WASHINGTON, -- Existing-home sales saw a minor decline in April, continuing March's drop in sales, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Two of the four major U.S. regions saw a slight dip in sales, while the West saw growth and the Midwest essentially bore no changes last month.   April 2019 Existing Home Sales Infographic NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun (PRNewsfoto/National Association of Realtors)   Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that. [more...]

JMG Realty Named to National Multifamily Housing Council Top 50 Apartment Managers List for 2019
May 22, 2019 7:35 AM ET

JMG Realty Named to National Multifamily Housing Council Top 50 Apartment Managers List for 2019

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - ATLANTA, -- Atlanta-based multifamily owner and management firm, JMG Realty Inc., announced today that the firm has been ranked one of the 50 largest multi-family managers in the country by the National Multifamily Housing Council when it released its annual list of Top 50 Managers, as reported by Multifamily Executive Magazine.  Since 1990, the NMHC has released their much-anticipated results each year for the Top 50 Managers and serves as the authoritative rankings. [more...]

Invitation Homes Completes Transformational Merger Integration. RealFoundations Assistance Hailed in Helping to Create World-Class Operating Model
May 22, 2019 7:33 AM ET

Invitation Homes Completes Transformational Merger Integration. RealFoundations Assistance Hailed in Helping to Create World-Class Operating Model

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - DALLAS, -- Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH), the nation's premier single family leasing company, and RealFoundations, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting and managed services for the real estate industry, have completed a comprehensive, year-and-a-half-long project to transform Invitation Homes' technology and operating model following its 2017 merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes. "Following our merger, Invitation Homes set out to bring the best practices, technologies and personnel together to produce a company with. [more...]

ERA Real Estate Announces Relationship With HomeAdvisor To Create Concierge Access To Top-Rated Service Providers For Home Buyers
May 22, 2019 7:32 AM ET

ERA Real Estate Announces Relationship With HomeAdvisor To Create Concierge Access To Top-Rated Service Providers For Home Buyers

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - MADISON, N.J., -- ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, today announced a relationship with HomeAdvisor, a leading digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals. The collaboration allows clients to access HomeAdvisor's network of top-rated and reviewed service professionals in their area through a self-service website or a dedicated call center. ERA is one of the first real estate companies to do this network-wide, creating a concierge experience that includes. [more...]

Thirty Capital™ Launches As Commercial Real Estate Technology Accelerator Focused On Bringing Practical Solutions To Market. Portfolio committed to delivering value through customer-centric technology software
May 22, 2019 7:30 AM ET

Thirty Capital™ Launches As Commercial Real Estate Technology Accelerator Focused On Bringing Practical Solutions To Market. Portfolio committed to delivering value through customer-centric technology software

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - CHARLOTTE, N.C., -- Thirty Capital, a leading commercial real estate portfolio and accelerator focused on delivering value to companies through technology-driven solutions, today announced its official public launch. Thirty Capital is founded by industry serial entrepreneur Robert J. Finlay. From idea to market launch and beyond, Thirty Capital is a privately held company developing customer-centric software and data solutions designed to meet the evolving needs of business owners. It is a collective. [more...]

May 22, 2019 7:30 AM ET

Writer James Vlahos explains how voice computing will change the way we live

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - Voice is what makes artificial intelligence come to life, says writer James Vlahos. It’s an “imagination-stirring” aspect of technology, one that has been part of stories and science-fiction for a long time. And now, Vlahos argues, it’s poised to change everything. Vlahos is the author of Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). It’s already the case that home assistants can talk. [more...]

May 22, 2019 7:30 AM ET

New Cybersecurity Book Features Women In The War Against Cybercrime

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 -  Cybersecurity Ventures has published a new book — "Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime" — which is available on Amazon. Women Know Cyber features cybersecurity experts from across the globe, with varying backgrounds, who stand out for protecting governments, businesses, and people from cybercrime — and for their contributions to the community. Co-authors Steve Morgan and Di Freeze dispel the myth that women are barely represented, or wanted, in the cybersecurity field. "Women hold. [more...]

Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel REALTORS® Launches Corpus Christi Listing Ad Campaigns With Adwerx Ads will be customized through the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program
May 22, 2019 7:28 AM ET

Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel REALTORS® Launches Corpus Christi Listing Ad Campaigns With Adwerx Ads will be customized through the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - DURHAM, N.C., -- Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel REALTORS® today announces that it has adopted the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program to create local ads for selected properties listed by the firm. Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel REALTORS® serves the Corpus Christi and South Texas areas with 128 agents in four offices.   Qualified homes listed with Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel REALTORS® will receive an automated ad campaign that is generated through Adwerx Enterprise as soon as it is publicly listed for sale.. [more...]

Boardwalk REIT Announces Voting Results from 2019 Annual and Special Meeting of Unitholders
May 22, 2019 7:26 AM ET

Boardwalk REIT Announces Voting Results from 2019 Annual and Special Meeting of Unitholders

iCrowdNewswire - May 22, 2019 - CALGARY, - Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:BEI.UN) (the "Trust") announced today the results of matters voted on at its annual and special meeting of unitholders held on May 15, 2019 (the "Meeting"), which included the election of all the trustee nominees listed in the Trust's management information circular dated March 31, 2019.  The voting results for each of the matters considered at the Meeting are presented below. The total number of trust units. [more...]