Google adds a GIF celebrity search by emotion

Google | March 02, 2020

Many of us use GIFs in our messages to convey emotions without using texts or sounds. However, the messaging platforms usually host numerous GIFs that make it difficult to find the most appropriate according to the situation. Well, now Google is introducing a few tools that will make the GIF search process a little easier for everyone. As per Google, the tool would enable users to search for a celebrity or a fictional character via the drop box. The results will give out all the types of emotions or reactions that are correlated with the specific character.

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Ingenico and Premise partner to deliver cashless inclusion in the Philippines

Ingenico, Premis | November 01, 2022

Ingenico, a global leader in payments acceptance solutions, announces a partnership with Premise, a payment-led embedded banking platform to provide integrated digital payment solutions and financial services to cash-driven micro merchants across the Philippines. Ingenico is Premise's preferred certified payment terminal provider, deploying the AXIUM DX8000. Running on Android, the terminal allows third-party software integration to enable digital payments for these micro-businesses. Premise will also scale its service offerings by linking to Ingenico's Payment Platform as a Service (PPaaS), a cloud-based platform to manage and deliver advanced payment and commerce services quickly and efficiently to terminals. In the Philippines, cash remains king as 65% of its population is still unbanked, amongst the highest in the APAC region. And a viable option for accessing the financial infrastructures is digital payments like mobile or digital wallets, requiring only a phone number and valid ID. In 2020, almost 25 million* Filipinos used mobile wallets to make or accept online payments, presenting a vast opportunity to tap into their existing behaviour offline. Premise's turnkey universal payment acceptance platform, which includes payment terminals, financial services capabilities, and regulatory licenses, removes businesses' reliance on banks for payments. The partnership between Premise and Ingenico opens an omnichannel payments acceptance platform by bringing alternative and cashless payment methods directly to the merchant's point of sale, emulating the online customer experience. We are proud to partner with Premise and empower the micro-entrepreneurs by equipping them with digital and alternative payment solutions in their businesses. It allows them to facilitate their customers' transition from online payment methods to in-store and become the driving force for cashless inclusion in their community. This aligns with Ingenico's mission to help shape the evolution of commerce worldwide. - Nigel Lee, Ingenico's Senior Vice President for the Asia Pacific Ingenico has provided unparalleled levels of support to Premise during the integration of the AXIUM DX8000 and PPaaS by supporting our delivery of a terminal designed for a fully digital payments experience to cash-first Filipinos. - Gary Repchuk, Premise's founder Ingenico has provided unparalleled levels of support to Premise during the integration of the AXIUM DX8000 and PPaaS by supporting our delivery of a terminal designed for a fully digital payments experience to cash-first Filipinos. Our designation as an Ingenico Technology & Channel Partner enables us to lead the market in delivering cashless inclusion to every corner of the Philippines. Premise shares Ingenico's vision of enabling this new world of commerce, and we look forward to working with them over the course of this and future partnerships. -Gary Repchuk, Premise's founder Through the alliance of technologies between Ingenico and Premise and a deep understanding of local behaviour and existing user experiences, the micro-businesses point-of-sale is now empowered with flexible, seamless solutions and promoting cashless inclusion across the depths of the informal economy. About Premise Premise is a Payment-led Embedded Finance Platform that is built on the fact that when all of your platform's transactions are processed within your platform's rails via your own bank-grade regulatory infrastructure, then integration costs and complexities for all financial products gradually disappear. This is the foundation for innovating banking exactly the way you want it, and this is why the future of finance begins with Premise. Premise is powered by Xpay.Worldwide Corporation (XPAY), including the maintenance of the following compliances: PCI-DSS L1 v3.2.1, AML, KYC, Data Privacy, Operator of a Payment System (Philippine Central Bank). XPAY is a Global Ingenico Channel and Technology Partner, as well as a Global Payment Facilitator and Third-Party Processor for Visa, Mastercard, JCB, and AMEX. About Ingenico Ingenico is the global leader in payments acceptance solutions. As the trusted technology partner for merchants, banks, acquirers, ISVs, payment aggregators and fintech customers our world-class terminals, solutions and services enable the global ecosystem of payments acceptance. With 45 years of experience, innovation is integral to Ingenico’s approach and culture, inspiring our large and diverse community of experts who anticipate and help shape the evolution of commerce worldwide. At Ingenico, trust and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do.

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AMC Networks And Roku Expand Partnership, Bringing A Broad Range Of New & Exclusive Content To The Roku Channel

AMC Networks, Roku | November 04, 2022

AMC Networks and Roku today announced an expanded partnership that will feature AMC Networks’ high-quality content and targeted streaming services across The Roku Channel’s broad and growing ecosystem. The agreement includes the addition of 11 free ad-supported streaming (FAST) channels created and programmed by AMC Networks to The Roku Channel, including an exclusive channel, AMC Showcase, which will feature many of AMC’s signature dramas including Mad Men. The global multi-year agreement will continue to make AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services like AMC+, Shudder and Acorn TV available to viewers through Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel. Through the expanded partnership, AMC Network’s HIDIVE anime service will also launch as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel at a later time. Roku will also bring users of The Roku Channel an expanded lineup of ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) content from AMC Networks, most notably movies and popular reality shows from WE tv. “This is an exciting expansion of our relationship with one of our most important and long-term partners, which will make even more of our acclaimed and popular programming available to The Roku Channel’s audience including, for the first time, the addition of 11 of our curated FAST channels,” said Kim Kelleher, chief commercial officer of AMC Networks. “This is an exciting expansion of our relationship with one of our most important and long-term partners, which will make even more of our acclaimed and popular programming available to The Roku Channel’s audience including, for the first time, the addition of 11 of our curated FAST channels,” said Kim Kelleher, chief commercial officer of AMC Networks. “It also serves our strategic goal of distributing and windowing our high-quality content across a coordinated ecosystem that includes our own networks and streaming services and leading partner platforms. We are thrilled to be in business with Roku and to have expanded this key partner relationship for years to come.” “The Roku Channel is thrilled to announce its expanded relationship with longtime partner AMC Networks,” shared Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming, Roku, “Everyday, audiences come to The Roku Channel for easy access to a wide range of entertainment options. We are constantly working to enhance our programming portfolio to meet the needs of our users. Through this multi-faceted expansion of our partnership, we are pleased to provide our audiences with even more top content, plus exclusive programming, from AMC Networks, and look forward to connecting AMC Networks with viewers across The Roku Channel’s programming ecosystem.” Launched in 2017, The Roku Channel is the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku platform. In Q4 2021, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people. The Roku Channel was a top 5 channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach and streaming hour engagement in Q3 2022. Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 300 free live linear television channels in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 250 partners. In addition to Roku devices, The Roku Channel is available on Web, iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs. About AMC Networks AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK and the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films and RLJE Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business. About Roku Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV™ models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku Smart Home products, including cameras, video doorbells, lighting, plugs, and more are available in the U.S. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.

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Kajeet Launches Private 5G Channel Partner Program

Kajeet | October 27, 2022

Kajeet®, a world-class provider of private wireless and managed IoT connectivity, today announced the launch of its national channel partner program to address the growing demand for private wireless networks for education and enterprise customers. The new program is designed to make it easy for IT vendors, system integrators, managed service providers (MSPs), value added resellers (VARs) and consultants to capitalize on Private 5G's growth and increase their revenues. Private 5G is one of the biggest and fastest growing business opportunities. According to J.P. Morgan, Private 5G will generate $180B annually by 2030. Kajeet's Channel Partner Program ensures partners have everything they need to take full advantage of the growth of private wireless. Kajeet provides the network solution, services, and business support that its channel partners need to deliver innovative new Private 5G services, grow their revenue and build and maintain strong customer relationships. "To keep up with the increasing demand for Private 5G solutions, we are aggressively focusing on a value-added channel program to help us scale our go-to-market efforts," said Derrick Frost, SVP & GM of Private Wireless at Kajeet. "Our partners are excited about the Kajeet Private 5G Platform and the growth of our business, led by our innovative and groundbreaking software and a strong combination of leading technology partners like Google and Samsung." Kajeet helps its partners capitalize on the growing demand for Private 5G by providing: Innovative & Flexible End-to-End Solution: Channel partners are provided with a turnkey Private 5G solution, including hardware, software, professional design, and installation services across licensed, unlicensed, and CBRS spectrum Cloud & Managed Services: Kajeet cloud-hosted platform and managed network services offering includes 24x7x365 carrier-class NOC services and Tier 1 customer call center support World-Class Technology Partners: Kajeet has partnered with leading providers such as Google, Samsung, Airspan and Baicells to provide channel partners with a best-of-breed Private 5G solution Co-Marketing & Sales Support: Channel partners are provided technical and marketing materials, as well as sales call support, deal registration, market development funds (MDF) and quarterly attainment bonuses Several newly signed partners are already bringing high-quality private wireless broadband to underserved students and neighborhoods and opening new opportunities in cities, Tribal communities, and enterprise markets. "Kajeet has helped us connect thousands of Native American families across the nation with Internet access and data services. We are thrilled with the capabilities and access the new PLTE offers for everyone within these communities. The future is bright with Kajeet," says Thomas Merryman of JTM Enterprises. According to Mike Baker, CEO of RocNet Supply, Inc., "We are very excited about our new partnership with Kajeet. This collaboration allows us to provide much-needed Private LTE and 5G solutions to RocNet's large network of ISPs, municipalities, and enterprise customers. Combined with RocNet's unparalleled customer service and support, the Kajeet solution will continue to disrupt Private 5G." According to Mike Baker, CEO of RocNet Supply, Inc., "We are very excited about our new partnership with Kajeet. This collaboration allows us to provide much-needed Private LTE and 5G solutions to RocNet's large network of ISPs, municipalities, and enterprise customers. Combined with RocNet's unparalleled customer service and support, the Kajeet solution will continue to disrupt Private 5G." To become a Kajeet partner, please visit Private5G.Kajeet.com About Kajeet Kajeet® is a leading IoT connectivity services provider that enables thousands of schools, healthcare providers, government organizations, and world-class enterprises to better connect with their students, employees, and customers. Kajeet's Private 5G Platform simplifies private wireless, allowing education and enterprise customers to easily build and manage their own private wireless networks.

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Anomali Announces New Platinum Elite Technical Certifications for Global Partner Engineers

Anomali | November 16, 2022

Anomali, the leader in modernizing and scaling security operations by delivering breakthrough levels of visibility and intelligence-driven threat detection and response, today announced the availability of its all-new Platinum Elite Technical Certification Program. To further drive the success of Anomali partners and customers, all partner engineers now have access to the same technical curriculum available to Anomali field and customer success engineers, regardless of their current partner level. Partners that complete certification are eligible for Platinum Elite Status in the Anomali Resilience Partner Program. Since launching its all-new partner program in March 2022, Anomali has continued to invest in the channel, doubling its channel field personnel and hiring a dedicated Director of Channel Enablement. “To date, the Resilience Partner Program has absolutely energized our partner base, more than tripling our partner engagement in just the first six months,” said Chris Peterson, VP Worldwide Partnerships at Anomali. “By making our Platinum Elite Enablement Program available to all partners – GSI, value-added reseller, or MSP – Anomali is further investing in our partners, providing additional routes to market and enabling new services-driven revenue opportunities.” The new training is delivered as a hybrid learning model, incorporating both instructor-led and hands-on labs. It comprises three flexible modules, allowing partners to match technical skill development to their business model and scale their Anomali practice. The three available certifications are: Anomali Proof of Value Certified Engineer - Focused on pre-sales technical skill development; Anomali Certified ThreatStream Engineer - Further enabling partner engineers to deliver implementation and integration services for Anomali ThreatStream; and Anomali Platform Certified Engineer - Enabling partner engineers to deliver implementation and integration services for The Anomali Platform. “The technical certification training from Anomali is phenomenal,” said Paul Lim, Regional Director, ANZ at Netpoleon. “The cloud delivery environment and interaction with Anomali engineers gives us the hands-on experience we can apply immediately into new service offerings for our channel partners and customers." Platinum Elite is the top tier in the Anomali Resilience Partner Program and provides partners with several enhanced benefits to maximize margins and increase partner routes to market with The Anomali Platform, including: Licensing to The Anomali Platform for the delivery of billable services; Additional margins on the resale of the Anomali solutions; CPE credits against CISSP continuing education requirements for partner engineers; and Enhanced technical knowledge to deliver customer facing POV and implementation engagements. "Growing a vendor’s business requires technical knowledge transfer to enable a partner to provide implementation and professional services," said Craig Gledhill, CEO, ACA Pacific. “Anomali’s new modular technical enablement program provides this. It also showcases Anomali's continued commitment to the channel, giving our partners’ engineers the skills necessary to deliver great support to their customers and scale their Anomali business.” "Growing a vendor’s business requires technical knowledge transfer to enable a partner to provide implementation and professional services," said Craig Gledhill, CEO, ACA Pacific. The Anomali Platform is a suite of products that work together and easily integrate into existing security stacks across multi-cloud, on-premises, and hybrid deployments. The Integrated product offerings, deliver new and uniquely differentiated security visibility use cases to stop attackers and their breaches, including ransomware. The product suite includes Match, a big data engine that correlates all telemetry with global intelligence to detect and respond at scale; ThreatStream, the leader in threat intelligence management and the largest repository of global intelligence; and Lens, the industry’s only Natural Language Processing (NLP) extension that identifies all threats and IOCs in public and private data to detect the latest threats. About Anomali Anomali is the leader in modernizing and scaling security operations, delivering breakthrough levels of security visibility and intelligence-driven threat detection & response. In a world filled with SIEM, SOAR, XDR, the Anomali Platform amplifies visibility, integrating with existing security controls, and enriching them with actionable context to stop the adversaries. Anomali helps customers and partners transform their SOC platform by elevating security efficacy and reducing their cost with automated processes at the heart of everything. The solution is anchored in big-data management and boasts the world’s largest repository of global intelligence that supports native-cloud, multi-cloud, on-premises, and hybrid deployments. Founded in 2013, Anomali serves global B2B enterprise businesses, large public sector organizations, ISACs, ISAOs, service providers, and Global 1000 customers to help safeguard the world’s critical infrastructure, companies, and people. Leading venture firms, including Google Ventures, General Catalyst, and IVP, back Anomali. Learn more at www.anomali.com.

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