Saturday, July 16, 2016

Valentino Rossi in GoPro

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) is proud to announce that the winningest MotoGP racer of all time, Valentino Rossi, is officially joining the GoPro Family for 2016 and beyond.
The nine-time World Champion and star of premier motorcycling series, MotoGP, won his first championship in 1997 and continues to vie for the title to this day. With 114 race wins to his name, Rossi has stood atop the podium more than most trophies.
"It's an honor to welcome Valentino to the GoPro family. He is a racing icon and we are very excited to help him share more of his world to both the GoPro audience and his adoring fans," said Todd Ballard, VP of Global Sports Entertainment Marketing.
Rossi, otherwise known as "The Doctor," is beloved worldwide for his masterful prowess on the track, but it is also his charisma off-track that has really magnetized fans from all over the world. With so many eyes on the perennial champion, curiosity of what life is like for Rossi beyond the race track is spread across the globe. Thanks to this new partnership, fans will be able to witness never-before-seen content of Vale's life outside of MotoGP. Together, the leaders in content capture and the brightest star of two-wheel racing will bring fans closer to The Doctor than ever before.
For Rossi fans, this new partnership will grant them access previously impossible, with or without a pit pass at a Grand Prix. For the GoPro audience, the addition of Rossi to the team will yield a vibrant video series that will introduce them to one of the most successful athletes of all time and an infectious personality that has won the admiration of entire industry.
Fittingly, Rossi will don the GoPro logo for the first time this weekend at the GoPro Grand Prix of Deutschland.
"I am excited to partner with GoPro, not only because of the strength of their brand, but also because it will help me capture all of the things I love to do both on and off the track," said Rossi of the new partnership.
It's official: The Doctor is in.
Welcome to the GoPro family, Vale!
To view Valentino Rossi's welcome to the team video, please visit GoPro's channel on YouTube:
About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people visually capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport, GoPro has become a standard for how people capture themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro enables the world to capture and share its passion in the form of immersive and engaging content.
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Twitter and CBS News Announce Live Streaming Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2016 / Twitter and CBS News today announced a partnership to stream CBSN's live coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions on Twitter.
"Twitter is the fastest way to find out what's happening in politics and to have a discussion about it," said Anthony Noto, Twitter's chief financial officer. "By bringing the live discussion of the Republican and Democratic national conventions together with CBSN's live video stream of the proceedings, we believe we're giving people around the world the best way to experience democracy in action."
"CBS News will have the highest quality original reporting continuously throughout both conventions—we are very pleased that reporting will be so prominently featured on Twitter's live platform," said CBS News President David Rhodes.
CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service, will present wall-to-wall convention coverage featuring the full breadth of the CBS News reporting team. The stream will be live on Twitter each day from gavel to gavel and will be enhanced with live, convention-related Tweets. CBSN anchors and correspondents Josh Elliott, Elaine Quijano, and Vladimir Duthiers will originate the CBSN coverage from the convention hall in both cities.
Twitter and CBS News previously partnered during the Network's broadcast of the Democratic presidential debate on Nov. 14, 2015 and the Republican presidential debate on Feb. 13, 2016.  CBS coverage included real time metrics, curated Tweets, and live questions Tweeted from voters and asked of the candidates.
About Twitter Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is an iconic service and global platform for self-expression and live conversation. Twitter has always been the best place to see what's happening now. Whether it's breaking news, entertainment, sports, or everyday topics, only Twitter lets you connect with people anywhere in the world with live conversation. Anything that happens, you see it first on Twitter. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to consume, create, distribute and discover content, Twitter enables any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. Twitter is available in more than 40 languages around the world. The service can be accessed at, on a variety of mobile devices and via SMS. For more information, visit or follow @twitter.
About CBSN CBSN is CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage across platforms. CBSN launched on November 6, 2014 and has grown significantly since its debut. CBSN is currently available on, connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku players and Roku TV models, Xbox One and Xbox 360, as well as the CBS News mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows 8.1. Follow CBSN on Twitter @CBSNews and on Facebook.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Job rebound

NEW YORK, July 8, 2016 /-- Following a disappointing (and downwardly revised) 11,000 jobs gained in May, the economy generated a whopping 287,000 jobs in June. The good news is that this moderates the slowdown in job growth that many expected, which will provide some relief to jittery financial markets. However, the larger story remains a gradually weakening economy and moderating employment growth.
The increase in the unemployment rate to 4.9 percent in June was not entirely surprising after the 0.3 percentage point drop in May. If employment continues to grow by about 150,000 a month, which is the rate in the past two months, the unemployment rate will continue to decline. The year-over-year wage growth continues to climb, reflecting an economy moving towards normal labor market tightness.

About The Conference Board
The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.
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CONTACT: For more information: Ralph Piscitelli, (212) 339-0441,; Jonathan Liu, (212) 339-0257,