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Posts made in September, 2015

Leaked press release reveals 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB Nexus 6P pricing across …

By on Sep 30, 2015 in Press Release |

We pretty much know everything we think there is to know about the Huawei Nexus 6P ahead of its launch, thanks to multiple leaks and rumors. Until Google announces it however, none of the information can be treated as gospel. Including the latest leak which seemingly shows the price for each storage model across many regions. As revealed previously, the Huawei 6P is going to launch in USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Australia, Korea, France, Germany and Hong Kong. A leaked press release somehow made its way online and shows all the pricing information, for all the regions it’s going to be available in at launch. In the US, the 32GB model will cost $499, with the 64GB costing $549, while the highest storage option will cost a handsome $649. For a flagship device, with the spec and premium design we’ve seen leaked, the pricing is very reasonable. For those in the UK like me, prices are £449, £499 and £579 respectively for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models. If those prices are still a little to steep for you, and you want a great stock Android experience, you can still snag the current generation Nexus 6 for just $349 on Amazon. Once Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrives for it (allegedly on October 5th), it’ll look and feel like an up-to-date...

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3 Tips for Creating a Press Release That Gets Results

By on Sep 30, 2015 in Press Release |

Q: What’s the best way to produce an effective press release? A: Conrad Egusa, founder and CEO of Publicize, a Westport, Conn.-based PR firm that serves primarily tech startups, offers this approach. Lead with the big story. Don’t just tell the world your news—tout the ramifications and your overall aspirations. When Egusa and a partner opened Espacio, a co-working space and incubator in Medellín, Colombia, he announced that it was part of a bigger mission—to turn the former drug capital into the Silicon Valley of Latin America. It worked. Espacio got coverage from the BBC and Financial Times. Define your company in terms of the problems it solves. “Describe how your product or service serves the needs of the market in ways that the market doesn’t.”  Use supporting data. When you announce that your new app will serve a big market, be sure to define big. Egusa suggests citing how much the market will be worth in three or five years. “It’s really important to provide data points, because they provide...

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PRESS RELEASE: Save our Daily Vox!

By on Sep 29, 2015 in Press Release |

September 2015 – PRESS RELEASE  Popular online publication launches fundraising campaign: Save Our Daily Vox The Daily Vox this week launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds for its fledgling start-up operations. A crowdfunding campaign set up on the popular Indiegogo platform aims to raise R200,000 over the next four weeks. Executive editor Azad Essa says, “We are looking for 1000 people to donate R200 each to our cause. Every single cent will go towards developing journalism, and we are asking the public to assist in telling the stories that matter to them.” The Daily Vox is completely independently funded. Its primary task remains training and preparing young journalists while focusing on stories neglected by others. The money raised will be used to keep the venture afloat in a difficult economic climate. Khadija Patel, co-founder of The Daily Vox, says, “The Daily Vox aims to be at the heart of a more honest phase of our transformation into a more just society.” In just over a year The Daily Vox has grown to be one of the most influential publications in South Africa. We spoke about Rhodes falling before it was a hashtag, and when it was a hashtag, we offered the most comprehensive coverage of the movement. The publication was also among the first to mark the xenophobic violence in early 2015. Moreover, as a platform dedicated to the stories of our youth, the Daily Vox continues to cover transformation movements across institutes of higher learning in South Africa, from Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape to the North-West University in Potchefstroom. Faranaaz Parker, managing editor, says, “On average, we reach over 150,000 people per month. In August and September alone, we reached 211,000 people. Although we are just over a year old, we punch well above our weight and have already made our mark on the media landscape.” Visit the Indiegogo campaign here. For interviews contact: Khadija Patel Khadija@thedailyvox.co.za 0823478735 / Faranaaz Parker...

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Press Release: WWE Summerslam Returns To Barclays Center In 2016 & 2017

By on Sep 29, 2015 in Press Release |

WWE Summerslam Returns To Barclays Center In 2016 2017 STAMFORD, CT AND BROOKLYN, NY – September 28, 2015 – Barclays Center, NYC Company and WWE have agreed to a multi-year deal to bring SummerSlam, Monday Night Raw® and NXT® back to Barclays Center in Brooklyn in August 2016 and August 2017. This announcement comes on the heels of an extraordinary SummerSlam Week last month which saw WWE sell out Barclays Center for an unprecedented three consecutive nights with NXT Takeover™: Brooklyn, SummerSlam and Monday Night Raw. 2016 Key Dates:• Saturday, August 20 – NXT• Sunday, August 21 – SummerSlam• Monday August 22 – Monday Night Raw 2017 Key Dates:• Saturday, August 19 – NXT• Sunday, August 20 – SummerSlam• Monday August 21 – Monday Night Raw This year’s SummerSlam Week combined the best of sports and entertainment while leaving a lasting impact on the host community. Jon Stewart served as host of SummerSlam in his first public appearance since retiring as host of The Daily Show and Arrow star Stephen Amell teamed up with WWE Superstar Neville™ to take on WWE Superstars Stardust® and King Barrett®. ESPN’s coverage of SummerSlam included exclusive interviews with WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar®, and ESPN’s SportsCenter broadcast live from SummerSlam throughout the day. In addition, WWE joined forces with Charity Buzz to raise more than $200,000 for Answer The Call, the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund while hosting 10 community outreach events, including the record-setting 500th wish granted by WWE Superstar John Cena® for Make A Wish. Click here to see a recap of SummerSlam events. “We are thrilled to build on the success of the 2015 SummerSlam and welcome WWE back to Brooklyn in 2016 and 2017. Big events like SummerSlam help cement New York City’s appeal as a dynamic, high-energy destination,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’re thankful for WWE’s commitment to Brooklyn, and look forward to a long partnership that benefits the City.” “We’re excited to be hosting WWE SummerSlam for the next two years,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center. “We had an incredible experience this past August and are looking forward to continuing our partnership with WWE and NYC Company.” “Barclays Center, NYC Company and the City of New York have been incredible partners to WWE, and we are pleased that SummerSlam Week will once again take over New York City in August of 2016 and 2017,” said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President,...

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Journalists bite on press release and political theater

By on Sep 27, 2015 in Press Release |

Sometimes, I read the news and forget what month and/or year it is. That happened this week when I clicked Oklahoma Watch’s story, “Bill Increasing Pay for Retired Teachers Draws Mixed Support.” What? Wasn’t this proposed in at least a dozen different bills filed last session? With the 2015-2016 school year already underway despite massive teacher shortages, why is this proposal in the news now? If it is a good idea, why was it not considered more strongly last session? The context is puzzling — almost as perplexing as the state’s (arguably) top investigative-journalism group capitalizing nearly every word in its headlines. But ignore that for now. Here’s the lede from Oklahoma Watch: A Republican plan to address Oklahoma’s unprecedented teacher shortage by giving retired teachers a $3,000 pay raise drew mixed reactions from educators and advocates Tuesday. The plan calls for paying teachers $18,000 if they return to the classroom within the first three years of retirement while still receiving their pension benefits. That’s up from the $15,000 cap currently in place. Yes, state Rep. Randy McDaniel (R-Edmond) is the author of HB 1061, a shell bill he filed for the 2015 legislative session that had been titled the “Business Employment and Transparency Act.” A shell bill is a piece of placeholder legislation that often includes only its title. Shells are kept around the Legislature like a spare car on the farm: When a vehicle for some idea or another is needed, a shell bill can carry the load. Hence, McDaniel’s proposal of a “new” HB 1061 for the 2016 session is the same sort of proposal he admits his House committee didn’t hear this spring owing to costs: McDaniel, chairman of the business, labor and retirement laws committee, said similar bills were introduced last year but were not considered because of their fiscal impact on the pension system. Some of those bills increased the cap while others removed it. (…) “Demographics are impacting the situation causing record numbers of the most experienced teachers to retire,” McDaniel said in a press release. Ah, there it is: a press release. Now we have our context. It’s September 2015 — nearly five months before the 2016 session and about 13 months before Rep. McDaniel’s final legislative re-election campaign — and someone is seeking to generate headlines. And lookee...

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