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Globant Launches StarMeUp™ OS, an Operating System to Digitally Transform Organizations

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —  Globant, (NYSE: GLOB), a digital native company that offers innovative technology services, today announces its StarMeUp™ OS offering, an operating system made up of smart applications built to help organizations with cultural change driving a digital transformation. The goal of the StarMeUp™ OS is to overcome inherently human and organizational limitations, creating a space with a reinforced social tissue, generating a richer experience and empowering employees to make even more significant contributions.

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StarMeUp™ OS suite comprises of five solutions: StarMeUp™, BetterMe™, BeThere™, TakePart™ and BriefMe™. Already used by dozens of organizations around the world, it enables management of soft aspects, bringing visibility to everyday actions, reinforcing and aligning good behaviors.

Grupo Santander, Havas Media and Meliá Hotels International are only some of the multinationals who have adopted this platform.

StarMeUp™ OS takes advantage of micro-moments and mobility to drive a large amount of interactions that help the organization be smarter. The five solutions within this OS include:

  • StarMeUp™ is a peer-to-peer recognition platform that strengthens the corporate culture and reinforces organizational values. For business leaders, it provides valuable insights in real time that allow them to identify employees that are key, positive influencers within their organization. Such data enables companies to gain a more accurate and measurable view of their organizational network dynamics.
  • BetterMe™ allows employees to share real-time feedback with anyone within the organization, regardless of geographic location, department or level. For people managers, this provides an ongoing view of performance and continual opportunities for improvement. 
  • BeThere™ empowers employees to share their experiences with colleagues by providing them with a platform to share photos of significant moments and events. This allows employees to stay connected and informed in an engaging way, no matter where they are in the world, bringing down silos and geographic barriers. 
  • TakePart™ is a space for employees to suggest and vote on new ideas that lead to more dynamic organizational changes – involving employees in organizational transformation. 
  • BriefMe™ is a platform ideal for communications teams to get the most critical information to employees at the right time through strategically located screens.

“We created StarMeUp™ OS to help companies successfully go through their digital transformation – a transformation that involves a complete rewiring of how things get done, and how everyone participates. We need organizations that are more like living organisms,” said Guibert Englebienne, CTO and co-founder of Globant. “By fostering a culture that puts employees at the center of change, organizations build a space in which their teams feel empowered, and collaboration and knowledge sharing are inherently improved.”

More information about Globant’s StarMeUp™ OS, please visit

About Globant
We are a digital native company that offers innovative technology services. We dream and create digital experiences for millions of users. We are the place where engineering, design and innovation meet to reach a large scale.

  • Globant has more than 6,700 professionals in 12 countries working for companies such as Google, LinkedIn, JWT, EA and Coca Cola, among others.
  • It was selected as the world leader in digital strategy consulting services at the IDC MarketScape Report (2016 and 2017).
  • It was also selected for the case study of Harvard, MIT and Stanford.

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Lytx® Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Marking Two Decades of Video Telematics

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — This month marks Lytx’s 20th anniversary, and with that, two decades of innovation through video telematics. With the launch of its flagship DriveCam® program, Lytx first introduced the idea of video-based safety in 1998 and has led the industry forward ever since.

To date, the company has analyzed more than 80 billion miles of driving data on behalf of over 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients from around the world, unlocking unparalleled insights into driving behaviors and collision prevention. In addition, Lytx has sold 500,000 subscriptions, helping to protect 850,000 drivers worldwide. Lytx estimates it has helped its clients cut collision rates in half and the associated claims costs by up to 80 percent. In 2017 alone, the company helped its clients save an estimated $494.4 million in total claims.

With the versatility of video and the power of predictive analytics, Lytx’s DriveCam program has become an industry standard in commercial transportation.

“Lytx pioneered the video telematics category and has since set the pace of innovation in the industry,” said Krishna Chaithanya, Senior Analyst of Mobility, Automotive and Transportation at Frost & Sullivan. “As the largest player in the sector, Lytx is able to use its formidable store of driving data to continue to answer previously unanswerable questions. We’re talking about 80 billion miles of driving data worldwide, accumulated over two decades—all being used to help solve a growing array of tough operational problems for its clients.”

Today, Lytx is combining machine learning and machine vision to further expand how clients can benefit from video telematics, with breakthrough products such as Lytx Video ServicesSM and ActiveVision® service.

“Artificial intelligence models will give our clients faster, deeper, and more thorough visibility into their operations,” said Brandon Nixon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lytx. “We’re committed to innovating on behalf of our clients to help them be more efficient, find ways to better serve their customers, and keep their workers safe.”

Reaching 80 Billion Miles of Driving Data and 500,000 Subscriptions

Today, Lytx is also announcing it has reached the milestone of having captured and analyzed more than 80 billion miles of driving data, while continuing to add approximately 1 billion miles every two weeks. These 80 billion miles – the equivalent of more than 3 million trips around Earth or 430 round trips to the Sun – have informed Lytx’s unparalleled understanding of human driving behaviors; road and weather conditions across urban, rural, highway and residential environments; vehicle stability; fuel efficiency; and more.

The company has also sold half a million subscriptions, more than any other video telematics company in the world.

“Artificial intelligence algorithms are only as smart as the data that go into them,” said Nixon. “Luckily, Lytx has more driving data of this kind than any other company on the planet. This milestone of reaching 80 billion miles shows just how far our platform has grown and how much better it gets every day.”

About Lytx
At Lytx® we harness the power of video to transform fleets with improved safety, efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Our flagship service, the Lytx DriveCam® video safety program, sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve. Lytx Video ServicesSM delivers a highly configurable user interface to provide fleet managers unparalleled visibility into their fleet operations, both in the moment and up to a week later. RAIR® Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. Lytx ActiveVision® service helps fleets detect and address distracted and drowsy driving, both in real time and over time, and additional services offer virtually limitless solutions for fleets and field operations of any profile. We protect more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles each year. We enable our clients to realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit, @lytx on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.

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Fast Company Names Aptiv a 2018 Top 10 ‘Most Innovative Company’ in Two Categories

GILLINGHAM, England, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Aptiv (NYSE: APTV) was recognized as a 2018 Top 10 “Most Innovative Company” by business and technology magazine Fast Company. Also recognized is Aptiv-owned nuTonomy, a leading developer of state-of-the-art software systems for self-driving cars.  

Aptiv was recognized as a Top 10 “Most Innovative Company” in two categories — transportation and artificial intelligence (AI), by Aptiv and nuTonomy, in its annual issue recognizing companies embracing innovation.

Aptiv is making the future of mobility real with smart city pilot projects leveraging a fleet of approximately 150 self-driving vehicles to provide “autonomous mobility-on-demand” in Singapore, Boston and Las Vegas by the end of 2018. During CES 2018, Aptiv conducted more than 400 automated rides with the general public to more than 20 destinations by leveraging partner Lyft’s ride-hailing app.

Aptiv was recognized by Fast Company for its leadership in autonomous driving technology.

“We are honored to be recognized for the innovative work Aptiv is doing to solve mobility’s toughest challenges,” said Kevin Clark, Aptiv president and CEO. “Aptiv engineers are dedicated to developing, implementing, and commercializing future mobility solutions to make transportation safer, greener and more connected.”

Also recognized by Fast Company, is nuTonomy, the leading developer of state-of-the-art software systems for self-driving cars, acquired by Aptiv in November 2017. nuTonomy achieved the world’s first integration of self-driving cars into a ride hailing service in Singapore in 2016.

It quickly followed this achievement by being the first to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in Boston, demonstrating that its rules-based approach can scale globally. nuTonomy’s public facing pilots have allowed the company to connect with passengers on multiple continents, informing its roadmap in building safe, reliable and efficient transportation in cities worldwide.

“nuTonomy is incredibly proud to have our achievements in AI recognized by Fast Company, and to be part of the broader Aptiv family that is working toward a future that includes autonomous mobility-on-demand systems deployed in cities worldwide,” said nuTonomy President, Karl Iagnemma.

Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company‘s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

“This year’s MIC list is an inspiring and insightful window into how many companies have embraced innovation and are working to make meaningful change,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2018) is now available online at, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning Feb. 27.

About Aptiv
Aptiv is a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions, which enable the future of mobility. Headquartered in Gillingham, England, Aptiv has 147,000 employees and operates 14 technical centers, as well as manufacturing sites and customer support centers in 45 countries. Visit

About nuTonomy
nuTonomy is a leading developer of state-of-the-art software systems for self-driving cars. The only company to successfully deploy self-driving cars on two continents, the first to market with an autonomous vehicle on demand (AMOD) system, and the first to launch a public trial of a self-driving ride-hailing service, nuTonomy is a driving force behind the successful deployment of autonomous vehicles in urban centers around the world. In November 2017, nuTonomy joined Aptiv PLC, forming a team of the best and brightest engineers with a common vision to be the reliable and responsible future of self-driving vehicles.

About Fast Company
Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.

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The HMG Strategy 2018 World Tour Rolls on to the 2018 Global Innovation Summit in Menlo Park: Are You Ready for the Ride of a Lifetime?

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As transformational technologies such as AI, machine learning, blockchain, and analytics are enabling CIOs and technology executives to help recast their companies’ business models, differentiate the customer experience, and deliver new waves of value to the enterprise, HMG Strategy is making the next stop on its 2018 World Tour in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, February 21 at the 2018 Global Innovation Summit in Menlo Park, CA at the Rosewood Sand Hill.

HMG Strategy (PRNewsfoto/HMG Strategy)

Here at the 2018 Global Innovation Summit, in what HPE recently described as a ‘must-attend’ CIO leadership conference for 2018, the industry’s leading technology executives, venture capitalists, and brightest minds will be exploring the top innovation and technology trends and opportunities that are reshaping enterprise businesses.

“This is truly the best time to be a technology executive, and our mission at HMG Strategy is making sure that CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CDOs and other technology leaders have the right resources, experience and thought leadership that are needed to help them to lead, reimagine and reinvent the business and fuel their career ascent,” said HMG Strategy Founder, President & CEO Hunter Muller. “Our goal is to become the indispensable, go-to trusted resource for technology leaders to obtain the latest news and actionable insights on the most impactful technologies influencing the future direction of business: blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), autonomous vehicles, cloud and customer experience.”

The 2018 Global Innovation Summit will kick-off with a powerful executive panel featuring Tim Campos, the former CIO at Facebook who is CEO at Stealth Mode Startup Company; Salim Ali, CEO of Loyakk; Mark Moore, COO and Co-Founder, Inxeption; Bipul Sinha, Co-Founder & CEO of Rubrik; and Swamy Viswanathan, EVP and Chief Product Officer, ASG Technologies. The panelists will explore how companies are harnessing AI, machine learning, data analytics and blockchain to automate key facets of company operations and to identify and act on new business opportunities.

To help meet the needs of today’s boardroom-focused technology leaders, HMG Strategy has broadened the scope of its offerings and services. In addition to sharing high-value lessons in leadership from the world-class executives and entrepreneurs through its world-class events and award-winning research services, HMG Strategy also provides independent, vendor-neutral perspectives on new technology products and services that are shaping the modern enterprise.

HMG Strategy leverages the collective knowledge and unparalleled strength of its 300,000-plus member professional network to present unvarnished and unfiltered commentary on the latest trending news in the fast-moving technology industry. Since its inception in 2008, HMG Strategy has evolved into an ecosystem for successful executives, innovative companies, creative inventors and smart investors.

The company’s global peer-to-peer network is unrivaled in terms of its depth, candor, clarity, wisdom and experience. The content in HMG Strategy’s Resource Center is carefully created and curated with the thought leadership, insights, and hands-on experience of the technology leaders who are profiled.

Another service that sets HMG Strategy apart from its rivals are the partnerships it has formed with cutting-edge technology companies such as blockchain up-and-comers Inxeption and Loyakk. The insights that are shared through these partnerships provide technology executives in the HMG Strategy network with a unique view into the latest business/technology innovations, real-world applications of transformational technologies, and the art of the possible in business.

HMG Strategy has also launched a venture capital unit – HMG Ventures – to help connect CIOs and technology executives with the most innovative new companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv, Israel. 

To learn more about the 2018 Global Innovation Summit and other stops on the HMG Strategy 2018 World Tour, click here

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world’s largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and online Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent.

The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. HMG Strategy’s exclusive CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) program provides top-tier technology executives with unparalleled peer-to-peer off-the-record straight talk to strengthen their decision-making capabilities and accelerate their career ascent. The CELA program is complemented by the CELA Executive Decision Support services (EDS) which connects enterprise technology executives with their contemporaries who are able to offer their expertise, practical experience, and insights in disciplines ranging from effective C-suite communication strategies to crafting successful 1-3-5-year technology roadmaps.

Additionally, our partnerships with the world’s leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving roles of the CIO and CISO.

The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. The HMG Strategy CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and going forward.

For more information on joining the strongest executive leadership network and exploring our independent, forward-thinking thought leadership platform, please visit

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AI & Robotics to Dominate the Defense Industry

AMSTERDAM, Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Artificial Intelligence & Robotics are going to dominate the expenditures in de defense market the next decade, this is the conclusion from the new market study launched by Enormous potential of Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and Robotics among other technologies are going to dominate the defense industry for the next 10 years.

The global Artificial Intelligence & Robotics in the Defense industry market, is valued at US $39.22 billion in 2018, is projected grow at a CAGR of 5.04%, to value US $61 billion by 2027. The cumulative market for global expenditure on AI & Robotics Defense Systems is valued at US $487 billion over the forecast period.

Demand for AI & Robotics defense systems is anticipated to be driven by the massive investment made by countries like US, China, Russia, Israel in the development of next generation defense systems and the large scale procurement of such systems by countries like Saudi Arabia, India, Japan and South Korea. The United States is the largest spender in the domain with China, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and South Korea anticipated accounting for the bulk of spending.

More information on this new study can be found on

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GAVS Technologies and IIT Madras to Pursue Joint Research and Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Analytics

CHENNAI, India, February 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

GAVS Technologies and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), to pursue joint research and innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Analytics, aimed at enhancing the Predictive Analytics based Zero Incident FrameworkTM platform developed by GAVS.

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GAVS Technologies and IIT, Madras, have signed an MoU to conduct projects in the areas of Smart Machines and Automation through collaborative innovation and research, under the aegis of Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) at IIT-Madras. They intend to work together to submit ideas for joint research to break boundaries in AI science and technology in IT Infrastructure Management.

This is a great headway for GAVS Technologies, who have been doing significant work in disruptive technologies in AI and Analytics, in Enterprise Management across the US, UK, ME and India.

The projects under this initiative will be jointly headed by Prof. Nandan Sudarsanam, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, Prof. Balaraman Ravindran, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, and Balaji Uppili, Chief Delivery Officer, GAVS Technologies.

About GAVS Technologies 

GAVS Technologies (GAVS) is a global IT services & solutions provider enabling digital transformation through automation-led IT infrastructure solutions. GAVS’ offerings are powered by Smart Machines, DevOps & Predictive Analytics and aligned to improve user experience by 10x and reduce resource utilization by 40%.

GAVS has been recognized as an emerging player in the Healthcare Provider IT outsourcing sector by Everest Group and as a prominent India-based remote infrastructure management player & one of the key small players serving the mid-market & enterprise clients in North America by Gartner.

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About IIT Madras and the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) at IIT-Madras 

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research, established in 1959. The Institute has sixteen academic departments and several advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with over 100 laboratories organized in a unique pattern of functioning. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras. 

IITM has been ranked No.1 amongst Engineering Institutions in the India Rankings 2016 and 2017 and No.2 in the category of Overall Institutions in the 2017 Rankings, released by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, MHRD, Government of India

RBC-DSAI was founded in August 2017, with a vision to become an internationally renowned centre for data science research, where long-standing fundamental research problems, cutting across disciplines, are targeted and solved.


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Saguna to Demonstrate Mobile Edge Computing Connected Car Proof of Concept With Vodafone and Amazon Web Services at MWC 2018

YOKNEAM, Israel, February 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Saguna, a leader and pioneer of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), announced today that in Mobile World Congress, Vodafone, AWS Greengrass and Saguna will demonstrate a joint MEC-based driver monitoring Proof of Concept (PoC) leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) Greengrass at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.

As part of the broader connected cars trend that is transforming the automotive industry, various accident prevention solutions are being developed. Among these are driver monitoring solutions, which are designed to alert distracted drivers that text, talk on the phone, become drowsy or shift their focus away from the road to someone or something in the car. These solutions require a camera in the vehicle focused on the driver and the artificial intelligence that track movements and effectively identify when the driver becomes distracted. As a result, current in-vehicle solutions are expensive, hard to upgrade and may quickly become obsolete during the car’s 20-year lifespan.

Multi-access edge computing brings cloud-computing capabilities into the mobile access network. It enables smart-camera applications, like driver monitoring solutions, to install a low-cost camera in the vehicle while offloading the computational resources to the edge of the mobile network. With edge cloud computing, the in-vehicle bill-of-materials is significantly reduced, and the shared network resources can reduce costs even further. This scalable approach also enables regular updates and improvements to the latest software technologies that can increase the solution’s effectiveness and enhance safety. By operating close to the vehicles, this low latency environment can deliver the required real-time alerts and avoids loading the backhaul network.

At MWC 2018, visitors will be able to see a live demonstration of the driver monitoring PoC featuring a live camera feed streaming over a Vodafone 4G LTE Network. Operating inside the access network, Saguna’s MEC solution hosts the AWS Greengrass AI video analytics application.

To see the demo live at MWC 2018, visit Saguna’s booth in Hall 5 Booth 5E41.

About Saguna 

Saguna Networks, a leader and pioneer of Multi-access Edge Cloud Computing, transforms communication networks into powerful Edge Cloud computing platforms that minimize latency, boost performance, and reduce costs by operating as close as possible to end users and connected IoT devices.  Compliant with ETSI MEC standard, Saguna’s Open-RAN enables communication service providers and application developers to develop and deploy innovative, revenue generating Edge Applications and Services for Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, connected cars, content delivery, enterprise applications and more. For more information, contact us at, follow us on Twitter @sagunanet, or visit our Web site at

Tally Netzer
Marketing Director, Saguna


RAADR working in local schools to help protect teachers and students from school violence

PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — RAADR, Inc. (OTC PINK: RDAR), a technology and software development company that monitors cyber-bullying on social media platforms through its proprietary, artificial intelligence-based application, announced Friday Feb 16th they are now actively and aggressively licensing the BullyRaadr platform in local schools and communities in the Phoenix area. 

BullyRAADR is an app exclusively for students to report bullying at school. Students can report incidents of bullying  and document their encounters with photographs, videos, text, and social media. The mission of BullyRAADR is to make our schools a No Bully Zone. Thanks to partnerships with people like Kenny Dobbs and Gary Smith, along with companies like DAVE & BUSTERS, we are working to continue to fight bullying in a meaningful way.

BullyRAADR allows administrators to take action where needed and better track incidents of bullying on their campus. The anonymity of the app protects students and allows them to feel safe reporting incidents of bullying. Student safety is a core value of the BullyRAADR platform.

As new details surface regarding  the recent shooting in Florida, we’ve learned the shooter wrote about his plans on YouTube prior to the event taking place. While the FBI & YouTube were notified, these entities are overwhelmed by such reports on a daily basis and without a “boots on the ground” perspective, have no way to accurately assess such imminent threats as effectively as members of the community can. RAADR and BullyRAADR allows for open communication between students, parents, administrators and law enforcement which we believe is key to increasing the likelihood of prevention.

Here is a quote from Mrs. Minette Klenner a Social Studies teacher at Arizona Charter Academy. Her school has been able to use the BullyRAADR platform successfully and intervene in a possible altercation between students after school hours and her opinion on how the app could help prevent such incidents like the recent shooting in Florida:

“The BullyRAADR platform is a huge benefit to us as a school.  We were able to already deal with incidents of bullying as well as a published possible altercation between students after school hours posted on social media.

Today we are wearing heavy hearts as we reflect on the shooting in Florida and we have observed that there were signs that this was a troubled young man and if they had RAADR and or BullyRAADR possibly they could have provided help for him prior to this incident.  It only works if the students know that they can post anonymously and not have repercussions for posting, but once students understand that this is forum where they can turn to adults for help they will take action as I have stated above to make sure that all students are safe and protected.”

It is our aim to continue to provide the ability to detect and react, in advance, before anyone gets hurt and clearly our members echo our mission in their words and feedback:

“My goal is to have the BullyRAADR platform in every School in America. It works! Its already helping schools here in Phoenix and it’s our goal to help PREVENT these cases of school shootings from happening! The students using our platform are truly using it and reporting things that are preventing things at this very moment! Huge win for all of us!” said CEO Jacob DiMartino

CONTACT:  Jacob Dimartino,, (480) 755-0591


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Google to Invest in Science "Made in Germany" and Become a "TUM Partner of Excellence"

MUNICH, February 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Google and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have announced a long-term partnership. The cooperation in Munich will be based on research and innovation in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. As a TUM Partner of Excellence, Google will also donate 1 million euros to the TUM University Foundation, primarily to support talented young researchers. Google is the first non-European company to become an official Partner of Excellence for TUM. 

TUM and Google signed a master agreement today for joint research projects. A key aspect of these activities will be artificial intelligence, including the promotion of innovation. UnternehmerTUM, Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM and Germany’s leading start-up incubator, recently launched the “AppliedAI Initiative” to support founders and companies in developing and especially applying artificial intelligence. Google will invest an additional amount of around 250,000 euros in this initiative over the next three years through its Munich office in the form of direct funding, material resources and personnel.

Partnership in the “home country of all industries” 

“Automation and robotics are key elements of the fourth industrial revolution that we are currently experiencing through advances in artificial intelligence. The concept of Industry 4.0 was developed here in Germany, the home country of all industries. We’re delighted with the opportunity to work in this important area in our partnership with TUM and UnternehmerTUM,” said Eric Schmidt, the long-serving Executive Chairman and Technical Advisor of Alphabet Inc. Schmidt, who was in Munich to announce the new partnership, joined TUM President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann in addressing around 1,000 students at the TUM Speakers Series as a side-event of the Munich Security Conference. The former Google CEO gave a talk on technology and innovation and afterwards engaged in discussions with students.

“Robotics and artificial intelligence will fundamentally transform all aspects of our lives,” said Prof. Herrmann. “Our mission as a university is to think far into the future and to shape technological change so that it serves the common good. We are therefore delighted that we will be working together with one of the world’s most innovative and visionary companies. The demonstration of trust by Google in the form of substantial funding for young scientists is an excellent start to this partnership.” With its University Foundation, established in 2010, TUM is a trailblazer in endowment fundraising among German universities. Around 120 companies and individuals have contributed to the endowment, which currently amounts to approximately 42 million euros. The proceeds serve in particular to foster outstanding talent at the university.

Isar Valley meets Silicon Valley 

With TUM and Google, the up-and-coming Isar Valley is teaming up with one of the top companies from Silicon Valley. The arrangement will bring together two partners already known for excellent research in artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as robotics. TUM has an international reputation for the close and intelligent networking of engineering with the natural sciences and medicine as well as social sciences. A new interdisciplinary research center is currently being established with the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence, headed by Prof. Sami Haddadin, who recently won the German President’s Award for Innovation in Science and Technology. TUM’s other major strength is the conversion of research into market-ready innovations. Every year TUM spawns more than 70 spinoff companies.

Among Google’s German locations, Munich is second only to Hamburg. The company has its own office in the Bavarian capital since 2006. A new development center, which opened in 2016, already has more than 500 employees. Its main activities include the development of software products for data protection, data security and cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI). TUM and Google have been engaged in other cooperative activities for years. In the field of augmented reality, for example, a joint team developed ScanComplete, a method for the automatic completion and semantic analysis of 3D scans of enclosed spaces. Google has also been engaged in a research partnership on AI with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence since 2015.

About TUM 

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s leading research universities, with around 550 professors, 41,000 students, and 10,000 academic and non-academic staff. Its focus areas are the engineering sciences, natural sciences, life sciences and medicine, combined with economic and social sciences. TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that promotes talents and creates value for society. In that it profits from having strong partners in science and industry. It is represented worldwide with the TUM Asia campus in Singapore as well as offices in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Mumbai, San Francisco, and São Paulo. Nobel Prize winners and inventors such as Rudolf Diesel, Carl von Linde, and Rudolf Mößbauer have done research at TUM. In 2006 and 2012 it won recognition as a German “Excellence University.” In international rankings, TUM regularly places among the best universities in Germany.

About Google 

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays an important role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the world’s best-known companies. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

Dr. Ralf Bremer
Google Germany GmbH
Tel: +49(0)30-303-98-63-58
Unter den Linden 14 // 10117 Berlin

Dr. Ulrich Marsch
Head of Corporate Communications Center
Technical University of Munich
Tel: +49-89-289-22779

SOURCE Google and Technical University of Munich (TUM) career search launches using Google AI

CLEVELAND, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Employ Media, LLC, the registry in charge of the .jobs top level domain, launched their new flagship career search ( today. goes to market as part of the .jobs network, the #1 employment top-level domain. uses the Google Cloud Job Discovery API. provides job seekers 8 Million+ open positions that are refreshed on a daily basis. “Our technology decreases the time spent looking for a job, increasing time spent applying. Productivity is important to every job seeker.” says Thomas Cooper, Chief Technical Officer.

Throughout 2018, will extend their utilization of Google artificial intelligence for job search across their 40,000 job search sites. Over 500 million job seekers visit a .jobs websites for their job search. is the unifying hub to increase job search efficiency.

Job seekers can visit and utilize advanced job search at no cost. For Employers, a talent professional offering will be publically available mid-2018.

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About is the flagship property of the .jobs network focused on the job seeker. We are the licensed operator of the .jobs Top Level Domain (TLD) on the Internet. The .jobs network is comprised of 40,000 domains owned and operated by Employ Media, LLC.

Employ Media, LLC operates the sale of domain name registrations ending in .jobs. Domain name registrations are used as the URL of a website (such as To use a .jobs URL on the Internet, a domain name must be purchased and registered into our database. Domain names can be purchased/registered from any of our participating registrars. Registration of .jobs domains is unique. We review and authorize every application making sure that the use of domains abides with our ethics guidelines.

About Employ Media, LLC
Employ Media, LLC is a subsidiary of Second Generation Ltd., Second Generation is an Embrescia family investment firm focused on investing in well-managed companies and uncovering unique business opportunities.

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