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CLIENT FEATURE: Star Navigation $SNA.ca – Real-Time On-Board, Tracking, Flight Monitoring and Analysis Systems

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:00 PM on Monday, August 19th, 2019

STAR-A.D.S.® (Airborne Data Service)

Real-time on-board, tracking, flight monitoring and analysis system that provides a virtual window into an aircraft

  • STAR-A.D.S. ® system installed on a major VVIP private operator in the Mid-East has been operating for more than one year now, to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • Discussions are being finalized to expand the installation of the STAR solution of real-time monitoring to the rest of the customers’ fleet
  • Contract for 5 aircraft installations with a scheduled flights airline in Egypt has been implemented
  • First installation is scheduled for Fall 2019 as scheduling permits, with the balance of fleet installations to match the C-check schedule of the remaining aircraft in the fleet.
  • Production of 27 STAR-A.D.S.® System units has commenced in order to meet ongoing requirements

FULL DISCLOSURE: Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.

CLIENT FEATURE: CardioComm Solutions $EKG.ca – Connecting Your Heart To The Cloud $ATE.ca $TLT.ca $OGI.ca $ACST.ca $IPA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:08 PM on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Global Leaders in Mobile  ECG Connectivity

  • 20 years of medical credibility licensing technologies to hospitals, physicians, remote patient monitoring  platforms, research groups and commercial call centers
  • Sold into > 20 countries, with the largest customer base located in the US
  • Class II medical device clearances and device agnostic for collecting, viewing, recording, analyzing and  storing of ECGs for management of patient and consumer health
  • ECG solutions for both consumer (OTC) and medical (Rx) markets
  • Owns all IP and source code
  • Market expert contributor for reports in m‐health, mobile cardiac monitoring and new advances in  consumer health and wellness monitoring

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 FULL DISCLOSURE: CardioComm Solutions Inc. is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.

ThreeD Capital Inc. $IDK.ca – Mass Adoption is Coming: The Biggest US Automaker Turns to Blockchain to Help Save Millions in Identity Theft $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:59 AM on Friday, February 15th, 2019

SPONSOR: ThreeD Capital Inc. (IDK:CSE) Led by legendary financier, Sheldon Inwentash, ThreeD is a Canadian-based venture capital firm that only invests in best of breed small-cap companies which are both defensible and mass scalable. More than just lip service, Inwentash has financed many of Canada’s biggest small-cap exits. Click Here For More Information.

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Mass Adoption is Coming: The Biggest US Automaker Turns to Blockchain to Help Save Millions in Identity Theft

  • General Motors Financial has partnered with blockchain company Spring Labs to help reduce identity theft.
  • It’s a move that could potentially save the car maker millions of dollars in fraud costs.

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As CCN previously reported, 95% of carmakers expect to use blockchain technology in the next three years, but General Motors is leading the pack.

The partnership will see GM Financial, the finance branch of General Motors, join Spring Labs’ Spring Founding Industry Partners Program. The initiative is designed to advance the role of blockchain in data sharing.

This is a huge nod towards real-world adoption of blockchain technology.

Very excited to officially unveil our partnership with @gmfinancial, one of the largest global providers of auto financing with operations in North America, South America, and Asia. https://t.co/DQ3HPpslXf

— Spring Labs (@SpringLabsMain) February 11, 2019

Speaking to Forbes, GM Financial Chief Strategy Officer Mike Kanarios said he believes blockchain technology will deliver a “better, faster, and cheaper system” to identify fraud.

Solving a Million Dollar Problem

GM Financial is fighting a huge problem: synthetic identity fraud. It’s the fastest-growing form of identity theft in the US. Synthetic identity fraud is a process where someone blends various parts of people’s stolen data to create a new identity.

It’s effective and incredibly difficult to trace. By using synthetic identity fraud, an individual can take out multiple credit cards or a loan on a car.

“As the captive finance arm for General Motors and one of the world’s largest auto finance providers, we are continually innovating and evolving our fraud prevention and detection capabilities to better serve and protect our customers and dealers.” GM Financial Chief Strategy Officer Mike Kanarios.

GM Financial is responsible for issuing loans, finance, and leasing options. It has a presence in North America, South America, and Asia. The company is a huge target for fraudsters and it reportedly loses millions of dollars per year fighting identity theft.

General Motors isn’t just selling small-ticket items. If a fraudster buys a car, it can be almost impossible to track them down to reclaim the money. Blockchain technology could help identify and verify individuals before they are approved for a car loan.

Blockchain technology could save General Motors millions in money lost to fraud.

Spring Labs: Raised $15 million to Kickstart Blockchain Adoption

Spring Labs is a blockchain startup that has already raised $15 million in seed money. It is developing the Spring Protocol, a blockchain-based network which allows companies to share data and information privately. The protocol ensures the underlying source of data is never revealed.

To spur growth, Spring Labs launched the Spring Founding Industry Partners Program. It has so far invited a handful of FinTech startups to work together on research and development of its technology.

“We are excited to partner with GM Financial to create solutions on our developing network to address vexing economic problems such as identity fraud.” Adam Jiwan, CEO of Spring Labs.

The ultimate goal is to get companies to share information via the Spring Protocol. By doing so, they can spot and stamp out cases of identity fraud.

General Motors Leading the Charge in Blockchain

General Motors is one of the few Fortune 500 companies taking meaningful steps in blockchain adoption. GM Financial is also a member of the Hyperledger project, an initiative designed to drive real-world blockchain solutions.

62% of auto execs agree that blockchain will shake up the industry within three years, but it might be here sooner than they think.

Source: https://www.ccn.com/mass-adoption-is-coming-the-biggest-us-automaker-turns-to-blockchain-to-help-save-millions-in-identity-theft

ThreeD Capital Inc. $IDK.ca – 2019: The Year Blockchain Begins Finance’s Great Unbundling $HIVE.ca $BLOC.ca $CODE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:06 AM on Thursday, December 27th, 2018

SPONSOR: ThreeD Capital Inc. (IDK:CSE) Led by legendary financier, Sheldon Inwentash, ThreeD is a Canadian-based venture capital firm that only invests in best of breed small-cap companies which are both defensible and mass scalable. More than just lip service, Inwentash has financed many of Canada’s biggest small-cap exits. Click Here For More Information.

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  • Blockchain has already started to level the playing field by disrupting correspondent banking and democratizing payments.
  • In 2019, blockchain will start to move beyond payments and will begin to unbundle securities, loans and other derivative financial products. Companies like Securitize*, Dharma, Dydx, Compound Finance and The Ocean are all interesting companies working on the next phase of Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Asheesh Birla Dec 27, 2018 at 10:00 UTC

Asheesh Birla is senior vice president of product at Ripple.

The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review

Industries across the board – from cable companies to grocery stores – are desperately trying to hold on to their most prized possession: the bundle. The conventional wisdom goes “if you control access and distribution then consumers have little choice to go anywhere else.”

Unfortunately for sleepy incumbent bundlers, we’ve seen companies like Netflix and Amazon unbundle nearly every part of our lives. The same is now underway in crypto and finance, where some of the largest financial institutions are seeing their bundles face serious headwinds.

As the unbundling picks up in 2019, I expect it create opportunities for smart blockchain companies that can find their niche and be successful. But with that opportunity also comes great risk. If entrepreneurs and builders get over their skis or promise too much – like many did in early 2018 – they risk losing credibility and giving away their first-mover advantage.

Asia Leads the Way

For decades, the largest global financial institutions controlled much of the financial system underpinning the global economy.

Blockchain has already started to level the playing field by disrupting correspondent banking and democratizing payments. In 2019, blockchain will start to move beyond payments and will begin to unbundle securities, loans and other derivative financial products. Companies like Securitize*, Dharma, Dydx, Compound Finance and The Ocean are all interesting companies working on the next phase of Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Over the last several years, mobile app companies like Grab, Gojek and Paytm have expanded their offerings to include payments, investments, remittances, loans and insurance. They are rapidly capturing newly banked consumers as many Asian economies move from cash to digital.

Regulators in Asia are providing clearer guidelines on blockchain and crypto projects, partially because they consider blockchain a catalyst for economic growth.

Additionally, over 80 percent of all cryptocurrency trading volume is based out of Asia, so there is strong appetite to build out a workable infrastructure. If Grab, Gojek, and Paytm can control distribution to a newly banked set of consumers, they’ll then start to look towards blockchain to source a better experience for payments, loans and other derivative financial products.

Back to basics

Over the last few years, the crypto space deviated from the original vision of financial access, which was well articulated in Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin white paper. Similar to the internet boom and bust, nearly every imaginable use case from tracking flower freshness to Kodakcoin used blockchain as a buzzword to gain influence and attract eyeballs.

However, just like the early internet, use cases have to match where the technology is in its development stage.

For example, Netflix wouldn’t have been successful streaming TV shows in the year 2000 when fewer than one percent of people had access to broadband. In the last few years, it’s become clear that payments are the one use case where blockchain works today.

In 2019, blockchain will build on this momentum and branch into decentralized finance applications such as loans and insurance products that leverage blockchain-based smart contract platforms.

I’ve always found that some of the best building happens in down markets. As long as builders can stay focused on solving very specific use cases, we will see more competition, innovation and a much-needed unbundling.

That’s a great thing for the entire industry.

Disclosure: Ripple’s Xpring is an investor in Securitize.

Have an opinionated take on 2018? CoinDesk is seeking submissions for our 2018 in Review. Email news [at] coindesk.com to learn how to get involved.

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/2019-the-year-blockchain-begins-finances-great-unbundling

CLIENT FEATURE: Kuuhubb $KUU.ca Mobile Video Gaming And Apps For Women; $US 5.5M Quarterly Revenues, 33M Downloads, 7M Monthly Active Users $TCEHY $ATVI $CYOU

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:39 PM on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

KUU: TSX-V

HIGHLIGHTS

  • $US 5.5 Million Quarterly Revenues
  • 200 Million Quarterly Sessions
  • 33 Million Downloads
  • 7 Million Monthly Active Users (MAU)
  • Partnerships: Kellogg’s and Samsung
  • Research Reports Target Significantly Higher Prices
  • Aggressive Global Growth Plans Now Underway
  • Japan Already Established Mobile Revenues
  • Have Surpassed The USA For 3 Consecutive Years

FULL DISCLOSURE: Kuuhubb is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.

INTERVIEW: Star Navigation $SNA.ca Roles Out Aggressive Sales Strategy With Barney Lassche

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:40 PM on Friday, May 18th, 2018

Star $SNA.ca Appoints Barney Lassche as Vice President, Sales

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:59 PM on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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  • Announced the appointment of Mr. Barney Lassche as Vice President, Sales
  • Mr. Lassche has a 32 year career in sales and an in-depth knowledge of the Company and its STAR-A.D.S.® System line of products

TORONTO, May 09, 2018 — Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE:SNA) (CSE:SNA.CN) (OTCQB:SNAVF) (“Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Barney Lassche as Vice President, Sales.

Mr. Lassche has a 32 year career in sales and an in-depth knowledge of the Company and its STAR-A.D.S.® System line of products. For the past eight years, Mr. Lassche has worked extensively with management and with the Engineering and R&D departments at Star, providing overall coordination and forward planning services.

Mr. Lassche will report directly to and work closely with, Mr. Jean-Louis Larmor, Star’s Chief Operating Officer, who has an extensive background in the aerospace industry. Mr. Larmor’s previous positions include:

Director – Thales International Canada,

Director Business Development – Aerospace, Thales International, North America,

Vice President- Strategy and Business Development, Sextant Avionique,

Marketing and Sales positions with Aerospatiale, France.

Mr. Lassche will concentrate his efforts on the current STAR-A.D.S.® System line of products – STAR-A.D.S.®, STAR-T.T.T.™ STAR-V-trk™, and Star’s soon to be fielded Emergency medical services solution:  STAR-ISAMM™. Mr. Lassche worked closely with the engineering team on the latter applications of STAR-A.D.S.®.

STAR-M.M.I.™ Division sales will continue to be handled directly by Mr. Larmor.

About Star Navigation:

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. owns the exclusive worldwide license to its proprietary, patented In-flight Safety Monitoring System, STAR-ISMS®, the heart of the STAR-A.D.S. ® System. Its real-time capability of tracking performance trends and predicting incident-occurrence enhances aviation safety and improves fleet management while reducing costs for the operator.

Stars’ M.M.I.™ Division designs and manufactures high performance, mission critical, flight deck flat panel displays for defence and commercial aviation industries worldwide. These displays are found on aircraft and simulators, from P-3 Orion and C-130 aircraft, to Sikorsky and AgustaWestland helicopters, as examples.

Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “expected” and similar expressions, as they relate to Star or its management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Star’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause Star’s actual performance or achievements to vary from those described herein. Should one or more of these factors or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Star does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this release.

Please visit www.star-navigation.com or

Viraf S. Kapadia, (416) 252-2889 Ext. 230

[email protected]

Peeks Social $PEEK.ca App Generated $2.98M in Gross Revenue for Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017 $BCOV $AVID

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:37 AM on Thursday, March 29th, 2018

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  • Reported $2,980,842 of gross revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2017
  • Set additional monthly deposit records in each month from September 2017 to January 2018

TORONTO, March 29, 2018 — Peeks Social Ltd. (TSX-V:PEEK) (OTCQB:PKSLF) (“Peeks Social” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the mailing to Peeks Social shareholders of record as at February 27, 2018 (“Shareholders”) of a management information circular dated March 19, 2018 (the “Circular”) and related meeting materials in connection with an annual and special meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 18, 2018 (the “Meeting”).

Included in the Circular are consolidated pro-forma financial statements for the Company and Personas.com Corporation (“Personas”), which provide insight into the true consolidated financial performance of the Peeks Social application. On a consolidated basis, the two companies reported $2,980,842 of gross revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Subsequent to September 30, 2017, the Peeks Social app set additional monthly deposit records in each month from September 2017 to January 2018, as reported in a press release dated February 2, 2018.

At the Meeting, Shareholders will be asked, among other items, to approve the amalgamation transaction with Personas (the “Transaction”), details of which can be found in the Company’s press release dated February 5, 2018, and in the Circular, which has been posted to SEDAR. The Company and its board of directors have determined that the Transaction is in the best interest of the Company and strongly recommend that Shareholders vote in favour of the Transaction.

If successful, the Transaction will result in the acquisition of the technology assets used in the Peeks Social livestreaming app (the “Technology”), along with certain other related technology assets. The successful completion of the Transaction will allow the Company to receive the full benefit of revenues generated by the Peeks Social app. The Technology is licensed by the Company from Personas pursuant to an agreement dated August 14, 2015, as amended October 18, 2016, and is the source of the Company’s current licensing revenue.

The Peeks Social app can be downloaded in either the Apple or Google app stores, or by visiting www.peeks.com.

For further information, please contact:

Peeks Social Ltd.
Mark Itwaru
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
647-992-7727
[email protected]

David Vinokurov
Director Investor Relations
416-716-9281
david[email protected]

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this Release.

Star Navigation $SNA.ca Remembers MH370

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 8th, 2018

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  • March 8th will mark four years since the disappearance of MH370
  • Aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER with 239 souls onboard, operated by Malaysia Airlines, was one of the most modern aircraft flying at the time and was en-route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing

TORONTO, March 08, 2018 – Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE:SNA) (OTCQB:SNAVF) (CSE:SNA.CN) (“Star” or the “Company”).

March 8th will mark four years since the disappearance of MH370. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER with 239 souls onboard, operated by Malaysia Airlines, was one of the most modern aircraft flying at the time and was en-route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The aircraft disappeared after apparently veering away from its flight path and no one has yet been able to explain what happened or where the Boeing ended its flight. There have been theories and speculation on what happened, but none have been substantiated to date.

The official search, conducted by Malaysia, Australia and China over a period of almost 3 years, was finally called off. Scattered pieces of aircraft debris have been found scattered far away from the initial search zone of 120,000 Sq. Km. A new extended search zone of more than 25,000 sq km, will soon be searched by a private company.

Following the loss of MH370, as well as, Air France flight AF447 in 2009, Star worked with several regulatory Authorities, including the French BEA and the ad-hoc aviation working-groups from the ITU and ICAO, on developing connectivity, advanced tracking and data safe retrieval.

INDUSTRY FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT TRACKING PROVISIONS

Star successfully demonstrated its ability to track and monitor aircraft, even in remote and trans-oceanic areas.  In March, 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted new aircraft tracking provisions designed to gradually take effect by 2021. These provisions include a requirement that aircraft carry a device that can autonomously transmit its location every minute during emergency circumstances, as well as enhancing the ability to recover and make available aircraft recorded data in a timely manner.

Unfortunately, as of this solemn anniversary, the commercial aerospace industry has yet to implement  aircraft tracking technology  that would provide operators, authorities and the public the means necessary to both track the route followed by distressed  aircraft and the health of its critical systems and to effect a prompt rescue or recovery.

STAR NAVIGATION STANDS READY TO DELIVER

Star Navigation stands ready to deliver its patented technology solution now. Star has proven its ability to provide immediate location information of any aircraft in the world  and critical data  with respect to events aboard the aircraft prior to an incident.

The Star solution is independent from the crew and tamper proof. Information transfer is via satellite, encrypted and secure.

The Star solution is not only affordable, it provides significant ROI through savings generated by features ranging from stricter fuel management to more effective preventive maintenance.

The families of the MH370 passengers and crew and future families who are destined to suffer the same fate and anguish until solutions are implemented, deserve more. It is our hope and mission that the human cost of tragedies such as MH370 will be mitigated through the use of currently available technology.

About Star Navigation:

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. owns the exclusive worldwide license to its proprietary, patented In-flight Safety Monitoring System, STAR-ISMS®, the heart of the STAR-A.D.S. ® System. Its real-time capability of tracking performance trends and predicting incident-occurrence enhances aviation safety and improves fleet management while reducing costs for the operator.

Stars’ M.M.I. Division designs and manufactures high performance, mission critical, flight deck flat panel displays for defence and commercial aviation industries worldwide. These displays are found on aircraft and simulators, from P-3 Orion and C-130 aircraft, to Sikorsky and AgustaWestland helicopters, as examples.

Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “expected” and similar expressions, as they relate to Star or its management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Star’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause Star’s actual performance or achievements to vary from those described herein. Should one or more of these factors or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Star does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this release.

Please visit www.star-navigation.com or

Viraf S. Kapadia, (416) 252-2889 Ext. 230

[email protected]

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FEATURE: Peeks Social $PEEK.ca Revolutionizing Video Streaming With Real Time Monetization $BCOV $AVID

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:42 PM on Friday, December 1st, 2017
PEEK: TSX-V

WHAT IS PEEKS?

Peeks is a new live streaming app where people can interact and transact in real time by sending cash tips as appreciation for content and or selling goods and services to their live viewers.

  • Evolution of social media, television, digital advertising, and mobile commerce naturally converge
  • Peeks Social is revolutionizing the way the world interacts and transacts.
  • Worlds first; purpose built, video streaming monetization platform.’
  • Allows both users and advertisers to monetize a global audience in ways previously thought to be impossible.

The Shifting landscape

  • ·     Digital marketing spend is projected to grow from $57.3B USD in 2014 to $103.4B USD in 2019
  •       Viewers spend 8x longer with live video than on demand:  42.8 min vs. 5.1 min
  •       Live video is outpacing growth of other types of online video with 113% increase in add growth yearly
  •       100,000,000 internet users watch online video everyday
  •       By 2019 online video will be responsible for 80% of global internet traffic.
  •       In the U.S. online video will be responsible for 85% of domestic US traffic

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