iPhone Xs and Xs Max All New Series

Apple announced iPhone Xs and Xs Max, the most advanced iPhones ever, taking the vision for the future of the smartphone to a new level. The 5.8-inch Xs and 6.5-inch Xs Max feature stunning Super Retina displays, a faster and improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone — the A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine — faster Face ID, wider stereo sound, a beautiful new gold finish and introduce Dual SIM. iPhone Xs and Xs Max will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 14 and in stores beginning Friday, September 21.

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“iPhone Xs is packed with next-generation technologies and is a huge step forward for the future of the smartphone. Everything is state of the art including the industry-first 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip with 8-core Neural Engine, faster Face ID and an advanced dual camera system that shoots Portrait mode photos with Smart HDR and dynamic depth of field,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone Xs is not one, but two new iPhone models, and iPhone Xs Max offers the biggest display ever with the biggest battery ever in an iPhone, delivering up to an hour and a half more battery life in your day.”

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Maravai Expands TriLink BioTech Operation

Maravai LifeSciences, providing reagents to researchers, biotherapeutics manufacturers and OEM partners worldwide, recently announced plans to relocate and expand its TriLink BioTechnologies operations with the signing of a lease on a new facility in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego.

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TriLink will consolidate its San Diego facilities into a new 95,000-square-foot space with an option to expand for future growth. The new facility will house the company’s current local staff of more than 150 and can accommodate growth to more than 350 R&D, commercial and manufacturing employees. The company’s current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) production capabilities will also be relocated, validated and expanded.

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Inseego MiFi 7000 Global Hotspot in U.S. Cellular

Inseego Corp. an industry pioneer in 5G and intelligent IoT device-to-cloud solutions for enterprises, announced that the premium MiFi 7000 global mobile hotspot is available at U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) in the United States.  If you want the best value and reliability in a worldwide mobile wifi hotspot, check out mobile wifi hotspot rentals from Travel World WiFi and TravelWorldWiFi.com.

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“Fortune 500 enterprises, government entities, small- to medium-sized businesses and consumers all benefit from the MiFi 7000’s superior speed, cellular and Wi-Fi connection quality combined with the industry’s most advanced anti-hacking security and encryption capabilities,” said Inseego’s EVP, IoT & Mobile Solutions, Ashish Sharma. “Working conveniences like QuickCharge and 24 hour battery life also help reinforce and equip an increasingly mobile and connected workforce. From a business perspective, working with U.S. Cellular is another step in our drive to deliver on our strategy to expand our portfolio, customer base and market share around the globe.”

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Connect Announces the Business Travel Addition

Connect is excited to announce a new event specifically for business travel executives to take place in Kissimmee, Florida, Feb. 20-22, 2019. Hosted by Connect at the picturesque Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Connect Business Travel is a hosted-buyer, appointment-only program and education conference. The event brings together key suppliers and the most active travel executives from Fortune 1000 companies for three days of general sessions, roundtables, workshops, preset appointments and quality networking.

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“Connect’s roster of events continues to grow because we are able to help suppliers meet their business goals by bringing qualified buyers to the table,” said Chris Collinson, president of Connect. “We are excited to apply Connect’s proven reverse-style trade show formula to the business travel industry.”

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BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics Winners

The Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust announced the winners of the 2018 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics. These awards are presented to businesses in recognition of best practices in leadership character, and organizational ethics. Honorees will be celebrated at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the International Assembly of Better Business Bureaus in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 17, 2018.

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The winners are:

Health Savings Associates, Encinitas, CA (category 1 – 1-10 employees)
Gary’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Amarillo, TX (category 2 – 11-99 employees)
WebPT, Phoenix, AZ (category 3 – 100-499 employees)
Computer Aid, Inc., Chicago, IL (category 4 – 500 or more employees)
“This year’s winners provide proof that success in business does not happen by accident and is not accomplished through short-cuts. It requires a commitment and dedication to ethical leadership, to fairness in the marketplace, and to honesty and trustworthiness in day-to-day operations. Those are the very hallmarks of this year’s BBB International Torch Awards honorees,” said Melissa Trumpower, executive director of BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust.

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Entrepreneurial Success Secret Weapons

Rarely do entrepreneurs launch businesses without intending to succeed. Starting a business is more than “just business.” It’s personal, too. As business owners, we often look at our company’s ascent (or lack of) to profitability and popularity as a direct reflection of our own worth. There’s a lot at stake, and entrepreneurs need to build an arsenal of techniques to fight adversity and overcome the challenges that stand in the way of their entrepreneurial success.

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1. Stay centered by upholding your core values. Your company’s core values are the heart of your business, and you should use them as guideposts to keep you on the right path. Sometimes, potential customers or existing clients might request you to change your processes or provide services in a way that does not align with your core values. Altering your M.O. for one customer, unless there’s a very distinct advantage in doing so, could have a snowball effect. Ultimately, it could diminish your productivity and detract from your ability to serve other customers effectively.

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LA Auto Show Confirmed by Global Automakers

Despite reports of automotive manufacturers pulling out of auto shows around the world, organizers of AutoMobility LA and the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show) announced on September 6, 2018, that they have maintained their roster of leading global automakers. This year, popular brands including Audi, BMW, Ford, Genesis, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla and Toyota will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center along with many others. In addition to the 30 automakers and their more than 1,000 vehicles on display, show organizers have attracted brands to activate and exhibit across one million square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

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Both AutoMobility LA and the LA Auto Show – taking place Nov. 26-29 and Nov. 30-Dec. 9, respectively – will serve as platforms to showcase the ever-evolving automotive and technology industries. Media, auto and tech professionals attending this year’s AutoMobility LA will gain insights from experts from Amazon Alexa, Aston Martin and General Motors among others, network with more than 20,000 attendees and witness vehicle unveilings over the course of four days. A hub for EV-focused premieres and activations, AutoMobility LA will give attendees a look at all-new electric and autonomous vehicles from new brands including BYTON and Rivian.

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Weapons for Entrepreneurial Success

Rarely do entrepreneurs launch businesses without intending to succeed. Starting a business is more than “just business.” It’s personal, too. As business owners, we often look at our company’s ascent (or lack of) to profitability and popularity as a direct reflection of our own worth. There’s a lot at stake, and entrepreneurs need to build an arsenal of techniques to fight adversity and overcome the challenges that stand in the way of their success.

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1. Stay centered by upholding your core values. Your company’s core values are the heart of your business, and you should use them as guideposts to keep you on the right path. Sometimes, potential customers or existing clients might request you to change your processes or provide services in a way that does not align with your core values. Altering your M.O. for one customer, unless there’s a very distinct advantage in doing so, could have a snowball effect. Ultimately, it could diminish your productivity and detract from your ability to serve other customers effectively.

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Hackathon to be Sponsored by Industry Leaders

The Los Angeles Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA recently announced that for the first time, Visa and General Motors (GM) will co-sponsor the hackathon at AutoMobility LA, taking place November 25-26, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Focused on reducing congestion, emissions and building in-car payment solutions, both Visa and GM see the hackathon at AutoMobility LA as an opportunity for participants to explore solutions that will improve the overall driving experience.

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As the future of transportation evolves, Visa will utilize the hackathon at AutoMobility LA as an opportunity for participants to explore new in-car payment solutions that can improve the overall driving experience. As the world’s leader in digital payments, Visa believes simple and secure in-vehicle payments are a crucial part of the connected car transformation.

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TAPPP Gets $5M for Access to Live Streaming

TAPPP, a New York based pre-paid platform enabling global access to premium live sports content, announced on September 5, 2018, it has secured $5 million in Series A financing, led by leAD Sports/OurCrowd’s ADvantage Fund. The financing also includes the backing of a number of leading venture capital firms and sports technology investors, including Accomplice, Elysian Park, Go4it, Courtside VC and Sterling.VC.

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This past April, TAPPP launched its flagship product, an exclusive pre-paid card offering access to the MLB.TV streaming service offered by Major League Baseball. TAPPP cards are currently available at over 5,000 retailers including Walmart and Gamestop, providing live sports access directly to any consumer device. This new platform not only serves the millions of U.S. sports fans who are unable to acquire credit cards, but also the rising generation of young consumers who are shunning credit cards in favor of smarter payment options.

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