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EVGA SC17 Gaming Laptop - Now with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology

March 16th, 2017 – The EVGA SC17 1070 G-SYNC Gaming Laptop has arrived. Sporting a 4K-ready IPS panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, this high performance laptop was meticulously crafted from the ground up for hardcore gamers, performance enthusiasts, and even overclockers. No shortcuts here. This new EVGA SC17 1070 laptop also features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, which provides you more of what you want in a gaming experience with smooth, tear-free gameplay.

EVGA SC17 1070 G-SYNC is Built for Enthusiasts
Express OC (EOC) – Instantly overclock with express button
True GUI BIOS – Overclocking controls and enthusiast features
Clear CMOS button – Built directly on chassis

Incredible Hardware
EVGA is known for performance hardware, and the EVGA SC17 1070 laptop is no exception. An Intel Core i7 6820HK Unlocked Process combined with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics gives you unbelievable performance in the latest games.

Unibody Design
An aluminum unibody design and thin 1.07in thickness makes this one of the sleekest laptops around.

4K UHD Display
An IPS display capable of delivering up to 4K resolution for crystal clear graphics and wide viewing angles. When its time to game, the GTX 1070 will take full advantage of the display’s integrated G-SYNC technology to make your gaming smooth and beautiful.

Built to Overclock
Overclocking on a laptop? Seems like a myth but we have nothing to hide here. A full GUI BIOS with full control over CPU Multipliers, Voltage, Memory Timings, Frequency and even GPU overclocking right inside the BIOS. The EVGA SC17 1070 G-SYNC Gaming Laptop even ships with EVGA PrecisionX Mobile to also give you complete control in Windows!

Technical Specs
CPU: Intel Core i7 6820HK Unlocked
Memory: 32GB G.Skill 2666MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM (16GBx2)
Display: 17.3in 4K UHD IPS G-SYNC Panel
Storage: 256GB M.2 NVMe PCI-E SSD + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6G

Learn more and buy now at

About EVGA
EVGA is the #1 NVIDIA authorized partner in channel sales throughout North America and Latin America and a leading Power Supply Manufacturer. Based on the philosophy of intelligent innovation, market knowledge, and the real time operation, EVGA continues to identify the need in the market place and providing the solution to that need. By offering product differentiation, 24/7 tech support, a 90 day Step-Up program, and other customer focused programs, EVGA is a clear leader in all categories: etail, retail, distribution, and system integration. With headquarters in Brea, CA, EVGA’s global coverage includes EVGA GmbH in Munich, EVGA LATAM in Miami, and EVGA Hong Kong. For further information online about EVGA, visit:

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CeBIT 2017 opens its doors Monday, March 20th 09:00 AM. INNO3D welcomes you to the show and invites you to come and visit the booth. We will be displaying new exciting custom GPU cards and crazy gaming systems that will blow your mind! And there will be more ... Bring your camera and we promise you won't be disappointed!

See you in Hannover at CeBIT 2017!

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Johnson & Johnson's CaringCrowd®, work by CI&T and R/GA, Takes Home SXSW Interactive Innovation Award

Winner of People's Choice, Voted by the SXSW Interactive Community

AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson's CaringCrowd®, along with its strategic partners CI&T and R/GA, received the SXSW Interactive Innovation People's Choice Award at the 20th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. CI&T and R/GA collaborated on the interactive and design work. Out of 65 finalists, Johnson & Johnson's CaringCrowd® was voted the winner by the SXSW Interactive community at the Interactive Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase on March 12. Known for celebrating the most inspiring, creative advancements of the year, the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards embrace the evolving scope of the digital industry by reflecting its increasingly diverse ecosystem of platforms, software, apps and devices.

"It is an immense honor for our collaboration and strategic partnership with Johnson & Johnson CaringCrowd® to be recognized by the SXSW Interactive community and especially with the People's Choice Award," said Bruno Guicardi, President, CI&T. "A recognition from our fellow innovators means the world to us and it continues to validate our commitment to strategizing, designing and delivering top-notch advanced technology solutions to help our partners achieve their vision."

Johnson & Johnson's CaringCrowd® is a crowdfunding platform built to support public health initiatives in communities worldwide. CaringCrowd® unites users in its mission to crowdfund for global public health projects and empowers passionate people to change the lives of vulnerable communities worldwide. Knowing that it needed a partner that could lead end-to-end delivery of the project, Johnson & Johnson selected CI&T to build out all aspects of the platform, working with R/GA on the design. CI&T delivered by incorporating Drupal as the platform's content management system. In addition to the back-end execution, CI&T identified and delivered on front-end needs including building the technical platform allowing a panel of public health experts to review projects to ensure each one aligns with CaringCrowd's mission and fulfills legitimate needs. With the organizations verified, users needed a simple way to donate — the more hoops they have to jump through, the less likely they are to donate. CI&T presented and implemented a solution based on ease of use, global familiarity, and security.

The Awards Ceremony honored 13 of the best and latest advancements across categories including Health Med & Biotech, Innovation in Connecting People, Innovative 3-DIY, Music & Audio Innovation, New Economy, Privacy & Security, Responsive Design, SciFi No Longer, Smart Cities, Student Innovation, Visual Media Experience, VR & AR and Wearable Tech. Six additional honors were awarded at the Ceremony, including: David Carr Prize, Best of Show, People's Choice, Breakout Trend of the Event, Speaker of the Event and Meme of the Year.

Johnson & Johnson's CaringCrowd® had been nominated in the Responsive Design Category for outstanding digital design and excellence in terms of content, aesthetics, and functionality. Functionality is truly of critical importance because so many of the nonprofits that benefit from pledges received at are based in parts of the world where mobile is their primary means of accessing the internet. Organizers work in the field and generally have limited access to computers or offices from which to operate. Being able to manage their local projects, no matter the device or speed of connectivity is of paramount importance. Additionally, many CaringCrowd® project owners cite the site's pleasing and compelling aesthetics as influential in driving credibility, which fuels pledges.

"I thank the SXSW community for choosing CaringCrowd® for this award. It is gratifying to know that this crowd cares and wants to see technology deployed to serve fundamental health needs around the world," said Derek Fetzer, Director of CaringCrowd® at Johnson & Johnson. "I also thank the innovative teams at CI&T and R/GA for designing and delivering an exceptional platform, which provides a seamless user experience and allows the user to focus on global public health efforts."

Last week at SXSW, CI&T hosted Agile Carnival, a Brazilian Carnival-themed interactive lounge coupled with a series of talks on lean digital cultures, agile design sprints, and machine learning for exceptional customer experiences. The "sold out" panels featured the brightest minds in innovation, marketing and design, including speakers from: Coca-Cola, Digiday, Doberman, Fandango, Forrester Research, Google, HomeAway, Hulu, Kohls, Nationwide, The Lean Enterprise Institute and TechCrunch, among others.

Watch the moment Johnson & Johnson and CI&T accept the People's Choice Award, and the complete winners' ceremony on SXSW's YouTube page, then check out the full list of SXSW Interactive Innovation Award finalists and winners here.
About CI&T
CI&T, the digital technology agency for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer in the application of agile and lean methodologies and next-gen tech including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner for the most complex global engagements inside companies including Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, AB-InBev, iHeartMedia and Motorola. With over 2,500 digital business experts and engineers in the USA, Brazil, UK, Australia, Japan and China, CI&T is big enough to scale to the needs of Fortune 100 clients yet agile enough to achieve the speed to market today's customers demand. For more information, visit

About SXSW Interactive
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2017 will take place March 10-19, 2017.

SXSW 2017 is sponsored by Esurance, Mazda, Monster Energy, Bud Light, Capital One, McDonald's, The Austin Chronicle, Sonicbids and Pandora.

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Today NVIDIA launched our Game Ready Driver for Mass Effect: Andromeda and Rock Band VR.

Available on or before launch day, NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers provide the best experience for GeForce gamers in these titles because, NVIDIA engineers work up until the last possible minute to optimize performance and perfect gameplay. And they are WHQL certified.

Mass Effect: Andromeda includes NVIDIA Ansel support. Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose your shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high fidelity formats, and share your screenshots in 360 via your smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features in the Ansel Technology page.

Related links:
Game Ready Driver Article:

Mass Effect: Andromeda PC Article:

Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K HDR Trailer:

Rock Band VR Article:

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oday the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was released and set a new performance bar for gaming. Along with it, NVIDIA dropped a new Game Ready Driver that is laser-focused on further improving performance in DirectX 12 games. The new driver also enables NVIDIA Ansel in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Turbocharging DirectX 12 Performance
NVIDIA has invested over 500 engineering-years of work to deliver the most comprehensive platform for developing DirectX 12 games. At GDC last week, NVIDIA introduced a collection of resources that provide developers with substantial performance gains, multiple new rendering and simulation effects, and other capabilities to help create games optimized for DirectX 12. This collection included updates to the NVIDIA GameWorks SDK; updates to the NVIDIA VRWorks™ SDK; new developer tools; and the promise of this new Game Ready Driver.

This new Game Ready Driver is optimized for DirectX 12 games. By refining the code in our own driver, and working side-by side with game developers, NVIDIA has delivered performance increases by an average of 16% across DirectX 12 titles, including:

· Ashes of the Singularity – 9%
· Gears of War 4 – 10%
· Hitman – 23%
· Rise of the Tomb Raider – 33%
· Tom Clancy's The Division– 4%

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands gets NVIDIA Ansel
This driver also makes Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands the latest game to get NVIDIA Ansel.

Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Think of Ansel as a camera that is integrated into your gaming experience that allows you to capture gameplay that was never before possible. When Ansel is supported in game, players can move the camera to any angle they desire, apply filters, use super resolution capture and even capture in 360 for viewing in VR. Learn more about these features in the Ansel Technology page.

Ansel is also supported in ARK: Survival Evolved, Conan Exiles, Dishonored 2, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Obduction, Paragon, War Thunder, Watch Dogs 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Witness. Ansel is coming soon to upcoming titles such as Lawbreakers and Mass Effect: Andromeda. It was also recently added to Unity Engine and Unreal Engine as a plug-in and will be soon added to Amazon Lumberyard.

Game Ready Drivers for the Best Gaming Experience
Available on or before launch day, NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers provide the best experience for GeForce gamers in these titles because NVIDIA engineers work up until the last possible minute to optimize performance and perfect gameplay. And as an additional verification of quality, they are WHQL-certified by Microsoft.

Having the best possible quality for a game at launch is important. However, titles continue to evolve with new content and features through patches and DLC. Game Ready drivers aim to support all major milestones for games meaning we’re always working to bring you the best experience every time you game.

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Related Links: article on the new DX12 driver:

DirectX 12 Press Release:

NVIDIA Ansel Technology page on

(1) Figure averages the percentage increase of benchmark numbers in the following: GeForce GTX 1080 at 3840x2160 with launch driver 368.81 vs 378.74 on an Intel Core i7 5930K, 16GB DDR4 using Win10 x64. Ashes of the Singularity, Crazy Preset (46.5, 50.9 or 9%), Tom Clancy's The Division 1.6, Max Settings + 1x SMAA Ultra (31.5, 32.7 or 4%) Hitman , High Settings + High SSAO (50.6, 62.1 or 23%), Rise of the Tomb Raider, Very High + 2x SSAA (20.5, 27.2 or 33%), and Gears of War 4, Ultra Preset (41.2, 45.2 or 10% - See more at:

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Level 3 Expands Dynamic Ethernet Services to Asia Pacific

SDN Solutions Designed for Enterprise Digital Transformation

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global businesses are in the midst of a digital transformation that is accelerating the need for agile, secure networking solutions. To help enterprises achieve greater visibility and control over their networks, Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is expanding its award-winning Metro 2.0 global Ethernet platform and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions to the Asia-Pacific region.

Level 3 is expanding its award-winning Metro 2.0 global Ethernet platform and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions to the Asia-Pacific region.
Enterprises can now access Level 3's agile Ethernet platform from two access points each in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, for a total of six access points in the region.

Learn more about how Level 3's agile Ethernet platform can help businesses reduce costs, enhance operations and remain competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace:

Level 3 Ethernet and SDN by the Numbers:

Level 3 Ethernet services reach more than 290 markets around the world with flexible bandwidth options ranging from 2 Mbps to 6 Gbps.
For Level 3 customers taking advantage of Level 3's SDN-based solutions platform, Adaptive Network Control Solutions (ANCS) with Dynamic Capacity, data utilization thresholds drive more than 70 percent of monthly events.
Enterprises currently employing Level 3's Dynamic Capacity drive more than 1,500 bandwidth scalability events per month, with as many as 75 percent occurring during normal business hours to reduce IT resource constraints.
Key Facts:

Level 3's Ethernet platform provides full E-Line and E-Access product capabilities inclusive of Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet Private Line (EPL), for global end-to-end connectivity to on- and off-net locations.
This expansion further delivers on Level 3's goal to provide a single, global Ethernet product suite that offers a customer-defined networking experience, one that offers bandwidth scaling on demand and in near real time.
With Level 3 Ethernet solutions, enterprises have the performance of private connectivity, scalable bandwidth and custom configuration options ideal for secure connections between corporate headquarters, public and private data centers and public, private and hybrid cloud environments.
Level 3 in APAC:

Level 3 began operating in Asia Pacific in 2004; the company has 14 on-net markets throughout Asia Pacific with service reach to more than 50 markets in the region.
Level 3 recently announced the deployment of DDoS scrubbing centers in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
Level 3 offers global cloud and data center connectivity to businesses in the region, with on-ramps to AWS as well as to Microsoft Azure in Singapore.
In addition to its agile Ethernet services, Level 3 offers customers in the region Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Direct Internet Access, managed services, unified communications, content delivery networks (CDN) and security solutions.
Key Quotes:
Anthony Christie, Chief Marketing Officer, Level 3
"Growth, efficiency and security are what global enterprises need to remain relevant and competitive in the new digital economy. Our expansion in the region puts real-time information and control into the hands of the business to support the seamless, trusted experience demanded by their employees, partners and customers."

Ricky Chau, Vice President of Sales for the Asia Pacific Region, Level 3
"As enterprises evolve, they rely on network solutions that can easily scale and adapt to the needs of the business. The expansion of Level 3's dynamic Ethernet services to strategic markets in Asia Pacific not only demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the region, it is the next step in delivering a customer-defined networking experience over a single, global Ethernet product suite."

Additional Resources:

See a map of Level 3's global Ethernet deployment
Watch a video on Level 3's SDN-based Adaptive Network Control Solutions
Learn more about Level 3's Ethernet solutions
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Mazda Partners with SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum to Create Official Venue for SXSW® 2017

- 'Mazda Studio at Empire' to Become Go-To Venue for Creative Experiences and Music Showcases -

IRVINE, Calif., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Driving its way into downtown Austin, Mazda will once again take over South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals as the Official Automobile Sponsor. Converging on the city from March 10-19 with a complimentary ride service, activities at the outdoor stage and a first-of-its-kind Mazda-owned, official SXSW venue, Mazda hopes to reach SXSW guests who are there to learn more about brands that continue to break traditional boundaries.

"As we celebrate our third year at SXSW, we've developed a collaborative space for those who wish to wander and discover. Those who seek to understand why it's important to not just drive a car, but to have a passionate driving experience," said Russell Wager, vice president of marketing for Mazda North American Operations. "Through our previous work with SXSW, we've found that attendees of the festival share common passions with our brand, and what better way for us to connect with those people than in a place where they are already seeking new creative outlets and forms of expression?"

From March 14-17, Mazda invites SXSW attendees to explore the brand's challenger spirit by attending design, technology and innovation downloads at the Mazda Studio at Empire. The studio, which was developed in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group's sites SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum, will feature Mazda designers and brand experts who will host new activities each day, along with live performances from many of SXSW's brightest emerging and established artists.The week-long activation will lead guests on a journey from the foundation of why Mazda exists, to the evolution of where Mazda seeks to position themselves as a brand in the future. Attendees will discover why Mazda continues to push itself to be more than a car company, by getting involved and experiencing Mazda's innovation downloads and artistry process first-hand, in a creative atmosphere that only SXSW can deliver.

At night, the venue will transform into a music hot spot for official SXSW showcases featuring well-known talent as well as those on the verge of breaking into the industry. Building on Mazda's never-stop-challenging spirit, the venue will give less-known musicians an avenue to share their passion and unique approach to an established art form. Evening music showcases will be powered by SPIN, VIBE, and Stereogum, and will set the stage for an environment that brings together the most creative minds, with the highest level of passion, ultimately building an experience that can only be achieved in this high-energy, collaborative setting.

Additional information on all of Mazda's activations at SXSW 2017 will be detailed at and will include:

Mazda Lounge – Austin Convention Center (ACC)
March 9, 1 – 6 p.m. and March 10-18, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Visitors to the ACC can get inspired and stay connected at the Mazda Lounge. Charging stations will help SXSW attendees stay connected with the rest of the lounge elements serving as inspiration for the festival. Mazda Express registrations are available at the Mazda Lounge.

Mazda Express
March 10-18, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
Registered Mazda Express attendees can get around Austin in style, thanks to the Mazda Express complimentary ride service. The all-new 2017 Mazda CX-5, as well as the entire Mazda vehicle lineup, will be on hand to help shuttle attendees through the city. Attendees can register for the service at the Mazda Lounge at the ACC or by visiting

Mazda Studio at Empire
March 13, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. and March 14-17, 12 – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Living, breathing art studio by day, music showcase hot spot by night—the Mazda Studio at Empire is Mazda's first owned home base since partnering with SXSW in 2015. Daytime activities will allow attendees to experience Mazda's artistry process firsthand The Mazda Studio at Empire will host daytime concerts and official evening showcases featuring the best and brightest talent at SXSW presented by SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum. Through the design and innovation downloads, SXSW guests will learn why building a car that is engaging to drive is more than just a business proposition.

SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
March 16-17, 5 – 10 p.m. and March 18, 1 – 10 p.m.
SXSW attendees can find Mazda by the popular SXSW "selfie sign" where festival goers can silkscreen a t-shirt with designs by local artists. Make sure to stop by for other surprises.

The partnership with SXSW and The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group was developed and designed in partnership with Mazda's creative partner, WPP's Garage Team Mazda, and spans various marketing activations including experiential, editorial/native, social and digital media.

For more information on Mazda activities during SXSW 2017, visit Mazda's interactive website at and join the social conversation by following Mazda on Facebook or Twitter, using #MazdaSXSW.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 600 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, TX, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features conference programming, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2017 will take place March 10-19, 2017.

Billboard is the world's most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry's most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 14.8 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber, an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry's biggest stars and executives. In December 2016, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Madonna as Woman of the Year, was presented to a mass audience via Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner.

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. THR won a 2016 Webby Award for best online film and video in the entertainment category and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016 in addition to a 2015 and 2016 ASME National Magazine Award nomination for Magazine of the Year and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for its Studio Chiefs Roundtable. Additionally, the brand took home 10 SoCal journalism awards in 2015 and seven in 2016, including Entertainment Journalist of the Year. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall Street. The Hollywood Reporter and SundanceTV partner to co- produce and broadcast "Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter," an original non-fiction series featuring panels with potential Emmy and Oscar nominees. In June 2016, The Hollywood Reporter launched a new feature, the THR 100, ranking the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood. THR's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, a huge social media footprint, and glittery year-round events.

In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired SpinMedia's storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world's largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. Combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 45 million unique visitors and one in every three U.S. millennials.

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

For further information: Carley Hummel, Mazda North American Operations, 949-727-6913 or Eric Booth, Mazda North American Operations, 949-727-6144

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Cinamaker Demos Revolutionary Mobile Live Video Production Technology at SXSW

Create and broadcast your own news show, music program, sporting event, etc.

AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SXSW -- Cinamaker will demonstrate its new live video streaming technology that allows anyone to quickly and easily set up their own live multi-camera TV show and broadcast it to audiences worldwide. (at SXSW on March 12 in the Austin Convention Center, booth 204)

Cinamaker empowers those with something to say or something to sing about to help change the world. Cinamaker is a revolutionary way to create and share their messages using only a tablet computer as the production center, and streaming video from smartphones and compatible video cameras.

"Cinamaker makes live multi-camera production easy," says Benjamin Nowak, founder of Cinamaker. "We have created a highly affordable, easy to transport, set-up and operate, next generation, video creation platform."

The Cinamaker Director Pad App consolidates streaming video from up to four different smartphone cameras or compatible video cameras and four additional audio sources into a single high quality HD video broadcast, complete with a newsroom style graphics engine featuring, picture-in-picture, chroma-key and other advanced capabilities usually found on desktop and dedicated live-streaming systems.

Cinamaker is essentially a mobile video production facility for everyone – you don't need a degree in TV production to be a broadcaster and share your opinions, music, stories and ideas with people throughout the globe. You are the editor. You are the creator.

The edited video can be recorded and or streamed live to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope or other video streaming services that use RTMP technology. The raw multi-camera HD footage can also be imported into popular video editing programs like Final Cut, Premiere and Avid.

More info at

More about Cinamaker

Cinamaker is the only mobile-native professional grade solution for multi-camera HD live streaming and recording. Cinamaker offers the lowest cost of entry for multi-camera HD live streaming and recording. We also offer the easiest setup and operation of any multi-camera solution. We enable super-fast video production workflows by integrating tablet computers, smartphones and cameras over a wireless network.

SOURCE Cinamaker

For further information: PR Contact: Mark Shapiro, SRS Tech PR,, 619 249 7742

HopeLab Announces Chris McCarthy As Vice President Of Strategy & Innovation

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HopeLab, the progressive health-focused R&D organization of The Omidyar Group, today announced Chris McCarthy as its new vice president of strategy and innovation. A leader in healthcare design strategy, McCarthy joins HopeLab after a 13-year tenure as co-founder and lead of Kaiser Permanente's Innovation Consultancy where he led human-centered design initiatives that were influential in improving hospital infrastructure, workplace safety and increasing innovation and creativity. In addition, McCarthy is founder and executive director of the Innovation Learning Network (, an international healthcare innovation network providing strategic and creative direction to member organizations. He and his team will continue to lead the ILN, ensuring a vibrant innovation community. Chris McCarthy reports directly to HopeLab's president and CEO, Margaret Laws.

"I'm thrilled to join this philanthropic organization focused on innovation for kids and young adults," said McCarthy. "I'm excited to use my design and innovation lens to deepen the impact HopeLab has on the health and wellness of young people."

McCarthy brings a passion for problem solving through human-centered design. In his previous role at Kaiser Permanente's Innovation Consultancy, he explored the social space of elders, the care experience of transgender people, and most recently launched a large scale emotional wellness initiative. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, FastCompany, and the New York Times. He was named the 2015 H.I.T. Innovator and the 2011 Ellerbe Beckett Lecturer and is an international speaker on innovation and design.

"As the health care marketplace evolves, HopeLab has an important role to play in advancing our understanding of how technology can improve health and well-being, particularly for kids and young adults," said Margaret Laws, president and CEO of HopeLab. Chris' passion for creating impactful interventions and his design expertise will help us deliver on our mission in new and inspiring ways."

McCarthy will make his first public appearance as a HopeLab executive at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin. He will lead a panel (March 11) on teen mental health and tech-based innovation with John MacPhee, CEO of The Jed Foundation and Jenny Jaffe, founder of Project UROK. The session will provide an overview of some of the challenges and opportunities in designing new approaches to supporting teen mental and emotional health and wellness.

More information about the SXSW Panel: Teen Mental Health: Can Tech-based Innovation Help?

About HopeLab
Founded in 2001 by Pam Omidyar, HopeLab works with a growing community of partners to accelerate the development of interventions that increase the health and well-being of children and young adults. Our approach combines behavioral science, user-centered design, and strategic partnerships to drive broad impact. HopeLab is a 501(c)3 nonprofit operating foundation and serves as the health-focused R&D organization of The Omidyar Group, which represents the interests of Pam and Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. Learn more at

CONTACT: Robin Raskob
(650) 569-5982

TuneIn Announces 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival Activities

World's Largest Audio Network Goes Big in Austin with Live Music, Sports and Talk Showcases

Music labels Bella Union and Big Machine Label Group combine with notable personalities including Tyler Florence, Michael Rapaport, Kenyon Martin and Geoff Blum for eclectic audio content experience

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TuneIn today announced its activation plans for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, which includes a presenting sponsorship of the inaugural SXSW Official Podcast Stage March 11-17, plus a TuneIn Studios @ SXSW takeover of Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden. The event will consist of three days of live talk and sports broadcasts during the day, as well as nightly music showcases March 15 – 17.

Through collaboration with music labels Bella Union and Big Machine Label Group, college sports content partner IMG, plus on-site sponsors Esurance, US Bank and IFC, TuneIn offers its deepest and most diverse SXSW activation to date.

"SXSW is the intersection of music, comedy, sports, podcasts and tech. It's the ideal setting to showcase the breadth of audio content that TuneIn offers," said TuneIn Chief Content Officer Kevin Straley. "We're seeing explosive growth in listening across devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home, which enables TuneIn to bring SXSW content to listeners in new ways."

TuneIn's presence in Austin for SXSW begins with its presenting sponsorship of the first SXSW Official Podcast Stage, taking place March 11-17 at the JW Marriott Austin. As the presenting sponsor, TuneIn worked in conjunction with SXSW to build out schedule of more than 25 podcasts recording live over eight days.

Among the podcasts scheduled to appear:

The Young Turks
Welcome to Night Vale
A Tribe Called Yes
On Brand
Reality Bytes
Black Girl Nerds
Crime in Sports
Inside Outside Innovation
Cry Babies
How did I Get Here?
The Modern Vinyl Podcast
This Nashville Life

Storm of Spoilers
Every Speaker Has a Story
ESC Insight's Eurovision Juke Box Jury
The Cinderblock Podcast
The Watch Podcast
Inside Outside Innovation
The Extraordinary Negroes
Gear Club
Crime in Sports
Maximum Potential
Talk Easy with Sam Fargoso
2017 marks the second year TuneIn will take over the Austin landmark Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden, bringing some of the best listening experiences available on TuneIn to a live audience during SXSW. All audio content produced from TuneIn Studios @ SXSW, located at Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden will stream live on the TuneIn Studios @ SXSW station.

"We're bringing the TuneIn experience to life by transforming Easy Tiger into TuneIn Studios. This year in addition to three nights of music showcases and sports broadcasts, we're excited to be the official presenter of the SXSW podcast stage and incorporate live podcasts into our activation," Straley added.

From Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17, TuneIn Studios @ SXSW will feature live audio shows across two stages each day from 12 – 6 pm CT. The daytime programming includes:

Two Man Weave with Michael Rapaport & Kenyon Martin
IMG's College Sports Now, including special Wednesday NCAA Tournament Preview Presented by US Bank
Special Edition of College Sports Now, Presented by US Bank
MLB on TuneIn LIVE with Holden Kushner & Geoff Blum
Heard Well Radio
Culinary demonstration with Tyler Florence*
*will not stream live on TuneIn Studios @ SXSW station

Following the daytime talk programming comes three nights of music showcases from 8p – 2a CT centering around Indie, Hip-Hop and Country genres. The lineup includes:

Wednesday, March 15 – Bella Union 20th Anniversary Party

BNQT, featuring Jason Lytle of Grandaddy and Fran Healy of Travis
Holly Macve
Pavo Pavo
Will Stratton
Horse Thief
Thursday, March 16 – Hip-Hop Beat Showcase

Warm Brew
Music by DJ Reflex and Anthony Valadez
Friday, March 17 – The Big Machine Label Group Showcase

Delta Rae
A Thousand Horses
The human hosted 24/7 TuneIn Studios @ SXSW station, currently live and showcasing music from various 2017 SXSW artists, will encompass TuneIn's varied content footprint from Austin with streams of all live broadcasts occurring from Easy Tiger, including all artists performing as part of the three-day music showcase.

For more information on TuneIn's activities and showcases occurring at SXSW, including up-to-date daily schedules of the SXSW Official Podcast Stage and RSVP links to TuneIn Studios music showcases, visit Listeners can also follow the conversation on social with the #TUNEINatSXSW hashtag.

Listeners can access the TuneIn Studios @ SXSW station on TuneIn via, by downloading the TuneIn app for iOS or Android devices, or through a variety of smart home audio devices including Amazon Echo, Google Home and Sonos.

About TuneIn
TuneIn is the most popular way to listen to streaming audio from around the world. With more than 60 million monthly active users, TuneIn lets people listen to the world's sports, news, talk, and music from wherever they are. TuneIn has over 100,000 radio stations and more than 5.7 million on-demand programs stemming from every continent, and is available for free across many connected devices. TuneIn Premium lets subscribers listen to the NFL, MLB, NBA, over 85K audiobooks, and commercial-free music stations. TuneIn has venture funding from Comcast Ventures, IVP, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and Icon Ventures, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


For further information: Brenna Webb, TuneIn,, or, Kristin Loretta, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment for TuneIn,
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