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Feyzi Celik, Chief Executive Officer of OnePIN, Inc., announced today that OnePIN will keep all headcount during this highly unexpected global pandemic. He also noted that he will not ask employees to accept pay cuts during these difficult times.

As other organizations are streamlining, furloughing, and scaling back, Celik noted that his focus has been on engaging the team, realigning work roles, and continuing to keep the company’s strong team affinity culture alive via informal conferences, fun Whatsapp discussions, one-on-one check-ins, and engaging projects.

Allowing flexibility has also been key. “We fully recognize that our team members are simultaneously home schooling children, shopping for older parents, checking in and helping family and neighbors who are immune compromised, and balancing household tasks where they may have previously had additional help. These are unique times, and allowing for flexibility has been key to maintaining an energized and motivated team,” notes Celik.

Additional information can be found on the OnePIN press release.

Stores and workplaces eager to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus are equipping existing security cameras with artificial intelligence software that can track compliance with health guidelines including social distancing and mask-wearing.

Several customers said the technology, which can cost $1,000 or more annually to analyze data from a handful of off-the-shelf video cameras, is cheaper than dedicating staff to standing guard. It also can be safer, as some guards enforcing distancing have clashed with people protesting safety measures, they said.

“It’s another set of eyes on the site,” one client remarked, adding that software is less prone to mistakes than people and the “accuracy we’re seeing is really high.”

The entire article can be viewed on the Reuters website.

With no coronavirus vaccine in sight, good behavior will be crucial to keeping people safe when companies start to reopen plants and offices

AI companies such as Smartvid.io Inc. provide tools that might help companies in a range of industries, such as construction and automotive parts manufacturing, get ready for the reopening of plants and offices.

Earlier this month, Smartvid.io, which has an AI-powered enterprise software product that assesses risk and safety at work sites for construction companies, released a new capability that detects if two people are closer than one-person length apart and if more than 10 individuals are gathered.

“We’re working hard to help our customers to stay open and in a safe manner,” said Josh Kanner, its founder and chief executive officer.

The entire article can be found on the Wall Street Journal article.

Thomas Hazel, Founder / CEO of ChaosSearch, was published in Forbes recently. His article entitled “Data Lakes Reimagined: The Rebirth” addresses the evolution of big data, its promise, hype and resurrection as toolsets evolve to make data discovery more mainstream.

The entire article can be read here.

OnePIN, Inc., the world’s leading provider of Digital User Engagement services for Mobile Network Operators, today announced that A1 Telekom Bulgaria has commercially launched its Digital Assistant services.

A1 Telekom Bulgaria selected OnePIN’s BoosterX service to digitize user engagement initiatives with mobile customers. A1 will be leveraging OnePIN’s Digital Assistant services to create contextual, event-based user journeys and to streamline new customer registration and onboarding. OnePIN’s Digital Assistant will also enable the MNO to assist customers in optimizing their data plans and to retain customers by offering individualized engagements at the right times.

Additional information can be found in the OnePIN press release.

When a major foodservice player like Sodexo calls up your relatively young startup to ask whether you’d be interested in providing indoor ag services for their university clients, it’s safe to say you’ve arrived.

The Boston-based container farming company announced today a new partnership to bring Freight Farms’ Greenery container farm setups to the campuses that Sodexo services throughout the US. The goal of the partnership is to bring fresh, traceable produce to college foodservice year-round that’s pesticide- and insecticide-free with low food miles. Sodexo is engaging the company as part of its Better Tomorrow Commitments, developed according to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“Their partnership team reached out to us and said this is a huge problem we are trying to solve and we have been watching you guys from corporate headquarters and we saw you have proven adoption on all these different university campuses,” Brad McNamara, Freight Farms CEO, told AFN. “It’s a surreal moment when the 800-pound gorilla calls you and says we’ve been talking about you internally for six months. Can we work with you?”

Additional information can be found oni the Ag Funder News article.

Feyzi Celik, Chief Executive Officer of OnePIN, Inc., announced today that the innovative company shattered another significant milestone – surpassing an installed base of more than 500 million mobile subscribers.

“Today, there are half a billion mobile subscribers that have OnePIN’s solutions within their mobile devices,” he noted. “Helping 500 million people connect with each other and with brands and businesses they care about is simply an amazing and humbling accomplishment. Only a handful of companies have been able to reach this milestone. We are proud of our success in enabling Mobile Operators to digitally transform their mobile services around the world. In this ever changing and competitive industry, I firmly believe OnePIN will continue to bring innovative digital solutions to the mobile market to further extend our install base. More importantly, we’ll continue to create incredible value for our customers.”

Additional information can be found on the Yahoo Finance / CNW Group press release.

Device enables lowest cost, smallest form factor and highest performance for mobile devices

TriLumina, the leading developer of flip chip vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) technology for 3D sensing, announces the launch of the world’s first 3 W surface-mount, flip-chip, back-emitting VCSEL array without the need for a package submount or bond wires for mobile 3D sensing cameras. This new VCSEL-on-Board (VoB) technology enables higher performance, smaller size and lower costs, and simplifies time-of-flight (ToF) camera supply chains as compared to conventional VCSELs for 3D sensing.

Additional information can be found on the TriLumina website press release.

Wyebot, the B2B leader in autonomic WiFi assurance, today announced its flagship product, the Wireless Intelligence Platform (WIP), has been selected as the winner of the “Overall WiFi Network Infrastructure of the Year” award from Mobile Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global wireless and mobile market.

The Wyebot WIP combines on-premises sensor hardware and cloud-based, vendor agnostic software that integrates seamlessly with any existing network infrastructure. Its AI-enabled wireless optimization algorithms work alongside next-generation predictive analytics to proactively identify potential threats or problems that can affect an organization’s WiFi network from running reliably and efficiently, while also providing actionable steps to optimize performance. The Wyebot WIP reduces mean time to resolution by up to 90%, decreases WiFi problem tickets by 50%, and reduces remote site visits by up to 80%.

Additional information can be found in the GlobeNewswire press release.

Creates Largest Company in the U.S. Endurance Event Photography Market

Gameface Media Inc., the world’s largest publisher of free amateur athletic photos, today announced that it has merged its operations with MarathonFoto, the top provider of athlete photos at the world’s largest marathons. The combined company provides more than 15,000,000 digital images to athletes every year and more than 30,000,000 digital page views every month during its race season.

The combined company will offer a range of solutions for athletes including photos for sale at major marathons and free digital photos at many smaller events across the country. Gameface launched a new model for amateur sports photography five years ago by providing its photos for free to athletes through an innovative sponsorship model. MarathonFoto has been the gold standard for offering photos for sale to athletes for more than 35 years.

Additional details can be found in the Endurance sportwire press release.

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