5 Digital Signage Best Practices You Need to Know

Digital signage is everywhere nowadays. You see it in retail store windows, as you walk into a restaurant and even inside corporate offices. Screens such as video walls, kiosks and digital window displays are used to present a business’s signage in order to communicate its messages. This could be advertisements to draw potential customers into their store, branding to raise awareness or internal communications. Making sure you implement the best digital signage practices can help you keep ahead of your competitors and achieve the best results.

The importance of digital signage is obvious, as 68% of customers say digital signage would make them more likely to buy advertised products.

However, now that so many businesses are using this technology it’s not enough to throw your content on a screen and be done with it. You need to take advantage of everything digital signage has to offer. Keep reading to find out what the digital signage best practices are.  

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Set your goals

Make sure your content is clear

Use dynamic content

Schedule your content

Choose an effective display location

Set your goals

When following the digital signage best practices, the first step will be identifying what you want to get out of it. This will help you to set out to anyone involved why you are creating this content. For example, you may be aiming to increase your brand awareness or draw attention to a certain product you offer to increase sales of that item. By doing this you will be able to create much more focused content that has a set purpose. As well as this, you will be able to measure and analyse the performance of your digital signage against the intended goal. This data will inform you if it has been successful or if you need to make changes. Without setting goals for your content during the planning stage you will have nothing to measure its performance against and will not know if changes need to be made. In the long term this will affect future campaigns as you will not have been able to learn from this.

It has been found that marketers who set goals are 376% more likely to report success than those who don’t. To get the most out of your digital signage it is best practice to set goals to help you measure the success of the content.

Make sure your content is clear

One of the most important digital signage best practices you should follow is making sure that your content is clear. You have limited time to communicate your message to your audience with the average human attention span now just eight seconds. This means that your content must be able to inform the audience of your message quickly. If it takes too long for someone to take in the information you are trying to share, they will lose interest and move on. The text on your content should be short and easy to read, this way your message is guaranteed to be taken in by your audience, like in the video wall example seen below.

 

You can do this using a content management system. With PeakSignage, for example, you can use the drag-and-drop editor to add your text and then increase the size. This will help to make the text easier to read and therefore quicker to consume for your audience.

What makes this even more important is the fact that digital signage has a recall rate of 83% among viewers. This means you should take advantage of the high retention rate digital signage offers by making sure that your audience knows exactly what your message is.

Use dynamic content

Digital screens offer much more variety in the type of content you can show compared to traditional static signs. When it comes to designing your digital signage, taking advantage of videos and motion graphics is definitely one of the digital signage best practices. Dynamic content is much more effective at catching the eye than static content, in fact, digital signage with video or motion graphic content is able to capture 400% more views than a static display.

 

The movement these types of content offer is what makes your displays stand out and grab the attention of people passing by. Once your signage has their attention you can then communicate your message more memorably.

The added benefit of using video content is that 90% of buyers find videos played on a screen helpful in making their purchasing decisions. Not only is video content effective in drawing the attention of your audience but also a helpful tool for guiding them towards a purchase.

Adding video content to your digital signage is a quick process. If your display has a USB port you can connect a USB storage device that has your desired video on and then begin playing it on the screen. Or, if you are using a content management system you can make your changes from the dashboard. PeakSignage is a cloud-based system which means you can edit your content from any device with a browser.  

Schedule your content

If you are using a content management system, you’ll be able to set a schedule for what content is shown on your screens at any given time. This will help you to organise your campaigns and make sure your displays are showing relevant content. For example, if you have a time-based product, like a breakfast menu at a restaurant, you can schedule your screens to display content promoting this. In this case, you could then schedule a new set of content to be displayed at the same time as the breakfast items are stopped. This means you will not continue to promote a sale or products that are no longer available and can instantly begin communicating a new message. The content will be swapped over automatically so you won’t have to spend time manually doing this.

As well as this, scheduling a variety of content to display on your screens will help to keep your digital signage fresh. This will keep your audience engaged, as they will see new content which could persuade them to interact with your business.

PeakSignage provides you with a scheduling tool that includes daily, weekly or monthly views. This lets you plan out your content well in advance, meaning you won’t have to spend time constantly changing your displays manually.

 

Choose an effective display location

The placement of your displays will have a big impact on who is likely to see them and how effective your digital signage can be. You could have the best possible content designed but if the screen it is displayed on is hidden away it’ll have little to no effect. It is a digital signage best practice to make sure your displays are placed in high-traffic spots to ensure maximum exposure for your content.

The location will depend on the type of screen you plan to use for your digital signage. Window displays are effective facing out of the front of your building and are useful for drawing the attention of passersby. Pairing this with content that entices your audience in-store, such as a sale advertisement, is an effective combination of content and location.

A video wall can be effective close to or above your point of sale. Here you can promote your KPIs or any product you want to increase the sales of. By doing this you can take advantage of the fact that 82% of buying decisions are made in-store. In this location, you can encourage your customers to make additional or specific purchases at the moment that they are most open to buying.

If you are looking to use a kiosk display, this is most effective in a high-traffic location, for example, close to the entrance. This lets you reach as many people as possible helping to boost the awareness of your brand.

Using a combination of screens in multiple locations will have the greatest effect. A content management system will allow you to organise different content for each screen meaning you can have attention-grabbing content on the screens at the front of your store and then content focused on a product you want to sell more of closer to the point of sale. This will help to guide your customers into your business and encourage them to interact.

Cannabis Extract Market to Hit $15.5 Billion by 2030: Grand View Research, Inc.

 

The global cannabis extract market size is expected to reach USD 15.5 billion by 2030. According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc, it is expected to expand at a CAGR of 20.6% over the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the rising usage of cannabis for recreational and medical purposes has increased. Various nations have legalized cannabis usage which has reduced the sale in the black market and increased legal product purchases.

Key Industry Insights & Findings from the report:

  • The growing cannabis legalization in several nations, demand for cannabis oil and tinctures, and the use of medical marijuana to treat chronic ailments are the factors expected to drive the growth of the industry.
  • The oil segment dominated with a revenue share of 63.0% in 2021, owing to the product’s rising medical applications, simplicity of availability, and low price.
  • The full spectrum segment held the leading revenue share of 69.7% in 2021. The entourage effect-a synergistic link between cannabinoids and terpenes that increases each cannabinoid’s therapeutic properties-is one of the key factors boosting segment share.
  • Based on source, marijuana held the highest revenue share in 2021 and is also expected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period.
  • North America accounted for the highest revenue share of 78.9% in 2021, owing to increased product uptake and usage due to marijuana legalization in the region.

Read 100 page full market research report, “Cannabis Extract Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Oil, Tinctures), By Extract Type (Full Spectrum Extracts, Cannabis Isolates), By Sources (Hemp. Marijuana), By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 – 2030“, published by Grand View Research.

Cannabis Extract Market Growth & Trends

The industry has also opened revenue-generating opportunities for various countries through government-imposed taxes on cannabis oil and tinctures that are commonly used to treat various ailments, including anxiety, nausea, and cancer. The rising prevalence of cancer is also a significant factor. The growing burden of chronic pain has also increased the demand for treatments related to pain management and thus, positively impacting the growth.

Based on product type, the oil segment held the largest revenue share of 63.0% in 2021 and is also expected to grow at the fastest rate. The product’s rising medical application is one of the supporting aspects. Based on the extract, the full spectrum segment dominated with a revenue share of 69.7% in 2021. The segment has been exploding in the overall market expansion due to the increased usage of marijuana for medical and recreational applications. Legalizing marijuana has resulted in increased product purchases through legal channels, reducing black market sales in several nations.

North America held the largest revenue share of 78.9% in 2021. The legalization of cannabis extract in many sectors, such as pharmaceutical and other industries, has increased demand for the product throughout North America, particularly in the United States.

The economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every industry. The cannabis industry went through a series of testing. As industries seek to position themselves through the coronavirus pandemic or even beyond whenever the pandemic scenario is finally resolved, commercial contracts, financials, and customers’ responses are being scrutinized more than ever. But the pandemic also provided an opportunity for numerous manufacturers to streamline their operational models, eliminate inefficiencies, and rethink their launch or expansion plans.

Cannabis Extract Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global cannabis extract market based on product type, extract type, sources, end-use, and region:

Cannabis Extract Market – Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)

  • Oils
  • Tinctures

Cannabis Extract Market – Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)

  • Full Spectrum Extracts
  • Cannabis Isolates

Cannabis Extract Market – Sources Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)

  • Hemp
  • Marijuana

Cannabis Extract Market – End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)

  • Medical Use
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraines
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Parkinson’s
  • Tourette’s
  • Others
  • Recreational Use

Cannabis Extract Market – Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2030)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K
    • Germany
    • Netherlands
    • Switzerland
    • Italy
    • Poland
    • Czech Republics
    • Croatia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Colombia
    • Chile
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Israel
    • South Africa

List of Key Players in the Cannabis Extract Market

  • Tikun Olam
  • CANOPY GROWTH CORPORATION
  • Tilray Aurora Cannabis
  • The Cronos Group
  • Maricann Inc.
  • Controlled Environments Limited
  • Organigram Holdings Inc.
  • VIVO CANNABIS
  • STENOCARE
  • UNRIVALED
  • The Cronos Group
  • Aurora Cannabis Inc.
  • Aphria Inc.

Check out more related studies published by Grand View Research:

  • Cannabis Pharmaceuticals Market – The global cannabis pharmaceuticals market size is expected to reach USD 127.1 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 104.2% from 2022 to 2028. Rapid growth in applications of cannabis for various indications including pain, inflammation, sleep disorders, anorexia, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and multiple sclerosis is estimated to drive market growth. There is a shift from cannabis herbal preparations to prescription drugs. Demand for processed, quantified, and packaged cannabis products is significantly increasing. Moreover, consumer, as well as regulatory acceptance of cannabis products, is increasing which in turn is positively impacting market growth.
  • Legal Cannabis Market – The global legal cannabis market size is expected to reach USD 134.4 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 25.3% from 2022 to 2030. The increased legalization across different nations of the usage of cannabis-derived products has gained a lot of popularity. Medical cannabis-based has been used in the treatment of various indications like epileptic seizures, nausea related to chemotherapy, anxiety, and other brain-related diseases. Several studies are being conducted for CBD products in various indications. The medical fraternity has slowly increased acceptance of medical cannabis as well as marijuana and its derivatives owing to its legalization by the governments. Some countries like Canada, the U.S., and Uruguay have legalized its recreational use along with medicinal use. Adult use and recreational use of marijuana is readily available in some of the countries’ markets, thereby increasing adoption and market growth.
  • Cannabis Cultivation Market – The global cannabis cultivation market size is expected to reach USD 1,844.1 billion, expanding at a CAGR of 21.4% from 2022 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., Growing legalization and adoption of cannabis for the treatment of chronic diseases is positively impacting the market growth. Furthermore, the liberalization of laws related to hemp and marijuana by various countries is further bolstering revenue growth in the forecast period.

Multi-mural art project in Downtown Houston aims to inspire social change – Houston Public Media

The “Big Art. Bigger Change” project is a a collaboration between a downtown economic development organization, a global arts nonprofit, an energy company and a Harris County commissioner.
In a world filled with sadness and sickness, Lula Goce wants people to be filled with happiness and wonder when they see her artwork.
The latest piece created by the Spanish muralist was unveiled Friday in Downtown Houston, covering one side of the Republic Building at 1018 Preston St. It depicts a Mexican mother with birds flying around her and cosmic images on her dress. The woman is holding a clay pot that’s glowing orange with steam rising from its mouth, perhaps indicating it is filled with a powerful, healing elixir.
“I want to provoke good feelings,” Goce said. “We are involved with seeing a lot of crises, a lot of sensationalism about bad things. We can see these things everywhere, mainly in cities, because people suffer a lot and there is not too much help for them. So this is something that can change the point of view – about beauty, about feeling good, to help and to heal.”
Goce’s mural is one of nine larger-than-life works being unveiled downtown this fall as part of the “Big Art. Bigger Change” project, a collaboration between Central Houston, Inc. and Street Art for Mankind, a global nonprofit that tries to provoke social change through art. The project was funded in part by TotalEnergies, a global company with a Houston office, and conceived by Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis, who represents the downtown area.
The non-linear collection of murals on commercial buildings covers more than 1 mile of downtown and was created to promote the sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, including green energy, human rights, social equity and education for all. Each mural is accompanied by a plaque with a QR code linked to Street Art for Mankind’s free “Behind the Wall” app, which explains each piece and provides connections to local service organizations.
An art walk exhibiting the eight completed murals is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 400 Main St. A related art fair will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Main Street between Dallas and Prairie streets. Both events are open to the public.
“We’re here to create big art and inspire people,” Street Art for Mankind co-founder Thibault Decker said. “We believe in art for social change. We believe that art in general has the power to touch minds, souls and create a conversation. That’s what we’re trying to do.”
A total of 10 artists from around the world teamed up to create the nine murals, including three from Houston: Bimbo Adenugba, Emily Ding and Ana Marietta.
Central Houston president and CEO Kris Larson, whose company is an economic development organization representing the interests of downtown, said it’s possible that additional murals will be added next year.
“The overall health of any city’s urban core is often linked to pedestrian vibrancy, and this campaign will give people yet another reason to venture outside and explore the neighborhood, block by block,” Larson said in a news release.
According to his office, Ellis came up with the idea for a walkable mural collection when he saw a mural last year created by artist Dragon76 on the side of the Hampton Inn Houston Downtown at 710 Crawford St. That artwork was created as part of the Zero Hunger campaign launched by World Food Program USA in collaboration with Street Art for Mankind.
Ellis then approached Central Houston about putting together an art walk, which spawned the “Big Art. Bigger Change” project.
“Each of these powerful murals engages us Houstonians as well as visitors to the city and newcomers like myself in grasping how climate change education and innovation can influence the wellbeing of our community and positively shape future generations,” said Ole Hansen, the president of CEO of TotalEnergies America. “Let it be an inspiration to all of us.”
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KPS CAPITAL PARTNERS TO SELL HOWDEN TO CHART INDUSTRIES

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its portfolio company, Howden (the “Company”), to Chart Industries, Inc. (“Chart Industries” or “Chart”, NYSE: GTLS), a Ball Ground, Georgia based manufacturer of highly engineered equipment servicing multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas markets, for $4.4 billion.

Howden is a leading global provider of air and gas handling solutions that drive enhanced safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability in mission-critical processes across a broad range of attractive and fast-growing industrial markets.  Howden manufactures a complete portfolio of rotating equipment products, including compressors, blowers, fans, rotary heaters and steam turbines. The Company’s products enable its customers’ vital processes, which advance a more sustainable world. Headquartered in Renfrew, Scotland, Howden employs more than 6,500 associates globally in 35 countries, including over 750 engineers.

KPS acquired Howden in 2019 from Colfax Corporation in a highly complex global corporate carve-out transaction. KPS assembled an accomplished management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Ross Shuster, to lead the transformation of Howden into a large scale, leading global air and gas handling platform.  In just over three years of ownership, KPS, in partnership with management, successfully transformed Howden into a fully independent, fast-growing company focused on innovation.  

KPS and Howden’s management team executed an aggressive growth strategy that repositioned Howden towards sustainability-linked end-markets and applications.  Under KPS’ ownership, Howden entered or expanded its presence in end-markets that are critical to the future of the industrial economy, including hydrogen compression, carbon capture, utilization and storage, wastewater treatment and energy recovery.  KPS made significant investments in the Howden platform, including completing seven highly-synergistic add-on acquisitions, supporting new product development and technology innovation, investing in manufacturing capacity expansions and executing operational improvements.  As a result of these actions, Howden achieved record orders, revenue and profitability under KPS’ ownership.

Raquel Palmer, Co-Managing Partner of KPS, stated, “Howden exemplifies the KPS investment strategy of seeing value where others do not, buying right and making businesses better, across decades, economic and business cycles, geographies and industries.

We are proud of Howden’s extraordinary transformation under our ownership.  Howden demonstrates our ability to partner with world-class management teams to build industry-leading manufacturing companies on a global basis.  The Company’s success is a direct result of KPS’ commitment to and investment in Howden’s organic and strategic growth initiatives and its people.  The Company is well-positioned for continued growth and industry leadership under Chart’s ownership.

We congratulate and thank Ross Shuster, Howden’s Chief Executive Officer, along with the Company’s senior management team, for their strategic vision and brilliant execution, which resulted in the Company’s significant growth and value creation under our ownership.  Chart recognized Howden’s remarkable transformation, which was made possible by the hard work and dedication of all of Howden’s employees.  We are excited for the future of the combined Chart and Howden business.  We believe there is tremendous industrial logic in combining the two businesses and that the combination will deliver significant value for all stakeholders.”

Ross Shuster, Chief Executive Officer of Howden, added, “Our partnership with KPS has been extraordinary. KPS recognized the underlying potential of the Howden business and actively supported the Howden team through a significant business transformation over the past three years. Today, Howden has a stronger team, highly robust processes and a superior financial profile. In addition, Howden’s business and growth strategies are aligned with a number of global macro-trends including the energy transition, decarbonization of industry, and electrification. The strength of the Company has been recognized by Chart Industries, and Howden will continue on its positive trajectory as an integral part of Chart.

Howden and Chart have worked together in the recent past, including on a handful of key projects for joint customers. In 2021, Howden signed a Memorandum of Understanding that resulted in cooperating on a number of ground-breaking projects, including the construction of a new hydrogen liquefaction plant in Canada.  The success of our relationship gives me great confidence that Chart’s acquisition of Howden will enable the combined company to offer customers a broader set of innovations, solutions and services.”

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays and Evercore served as financial advisors and Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal counsel to KPS and Howden.  Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals.

About Howden

Howden is a leading global provider of mission critical air and gas handling products and services.  The Company’s products enable its customers’ vital processes which advance a more sustainable world. Based in Renfrew, Scotland, Howden has over 160 years of heritage as a world-class application engineering and manufacturing company with a presence in 35 countries. Howden manufactures highly engineered fans, compressors, heat exchangers, steam turbines, and other air and gas handling equipment, and provides service and support to customers around the world in highly diversified end-markets and geographies. More information can be found at www.howden.com

About KPS Capital Partners, LP

KPS, through its affiliated management entities, is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of investment funds with approximately $13.6 billion of assets under management (as of June 30, 2022).  For over three decades, the Partners of KPS have worked exclusively to realize significant capital appreciation by making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, healthcare and luxury products, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing.  KPS creates value for its investors by working constructively with talented management teams to make businesses better, and generates investment returns by structurally improving the strategic position, competitiveness and profitability of its portfolio companies, rather than primarily relying on financial leverage.  The KPS Funds’ portfolio companies currently generate aggregate annual revenues of approximately $21.6 billion, operate 232 manufacturing facilities in 27 countries, and have approximately 53,000 employees, directly and through joint ventures worldwide (as of June 30, 2022, pro forma for recent acquisitions and exits).  The KPS investment strategy and portfolio companies are described in detail at www.kpsfund.com.

About Chart Industries, Inc.

Chart Industries, Inc. is a leading independent global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment servicing multiple applications in the Energy and Industrial Gas markets.  The company’s unique product portfolio is used in every phase of the liquid gas supply chain, including upfront engineering, service and repair.  Being at the forefront of the clean energy transition, Chart is a leading provider of technology, equipment and services related to liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biogas and CO2 Capture amongst other applications. Chart is committed to excellence in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues both for its company as well as our customers.  With over 25 global manufacturing locations from the United States to China, Australia, India, Europe and South America, Chart maintains accountability and transparency to its team members, suppliers, customers and communities.  To learn more, visit www.Chartindustries.com.

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This press release contains “forward-looking statements”, including statements regarding the contemplated transaction. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “potential,” “seek,” “should,” “think,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions, or they may use future dates. Forward-looking statements in this document include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s expectations as to the completion, timing and anticipated impacts of the contemplated transaction. These forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions, risks and uncertainties that may change at any time, and readers are therefore cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, among other things: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the definitive agreement or could otherwise cause the transactions contemplated therein to fail to close; the inability of the Company or Chart to satisfy the conditions to closing; and other risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as expressly required by law. All forward-looking statements in this document are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

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Certain statements about KPS made by portfolio company executives herein are intended to illustrate KPS’ business relationship with such persons, including with respect to KPS’ facilities as a business partner, rather than KPS’ capabilities or expertise with respect to investment advisory services.  Portfolio company executives were not compensated in connection with the communication of such statements, although they generally receive compensation and investment opportunities in connection with their portfolio company roles, and in certain cases are also owners of portfolio company securities and/or investors in KPS-sponsored vehicles.  Such compensation and investments subject participants to potential conflicts of interest in making the statements herein. 

 

Montana Love vs Stevie Spark – Big Fight Preview & Predictions

A Matchroom promoted card takes place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio this Saturday evening, and in the main event, hometown hero Montana Love is showcased, as he attempts to take the WBA Intercontinental super lightweight title from Australia’s Stevie Spark.

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Love (18-0-1, 9 KOs) has been stepping up in class in his last few fights, and the only blemish on his record is a 2018 eight round draw with Kenneth Sims Jr.

The 27-year-old was out four times in 2021, with the highlight an August seventh round retirement win against former IBF world champion Ivan Baranchyk, and ‘Too Pretty’ claimed his first title in his most recent fight, securing the vacant IBF North American strap in a tight points win against Gabriel Valenzuela on the undercard of Canelo’s loss to Dmitry Bivol in May.

Spark (15-2, 14 KOs) will definitely come to test Love’s chin, with only one of his wins out of 15 going the distance.

The 26-year-old Australian has two defeats on the slate, the most recent a third round stoppage at the hands of Tim Tszyu last July in a bid for the Commonwealth title at super welterweight.

’The Viking’ has dropped back down two weight divisions, and won three on the spin since, all inside schedule, with the last a third round stoppage of former world title challenger Apinun Khongsong in June.

Prediction: Love looks a talent, and Spark looks like he is a carefully selected opponent for the American to look good against here. The American should do what is asked of him, and after an entertaining opening few rounds, he can get the job done by the halfway mark.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Remaining Undercard

Puerto Rico’s Christian Tapia (15-0, 12 KOs) defends his WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title for the first time, and he should have too much for Thomas Mattice (19-3-1, 15 KOs), with a stoppage win the likely outcome.

Richardson Hitchins (14-0, 6 KOs), who is gunning for a fight with Love, can take the vacant IBF North American super lightweight title left behind by his rival with a decision win against Yomar Alamo (20-1-1, 12 KOs), while Raymond Ford (12-0-1, 6 KOs) should make a successful defence of his WBA Continental Americas featherweight title, but will likely need the cards to defeat Sakaria Lukas (25-1-1, 17 KOs).

In six rounders, Love’s brother Raynell Williams (13-1, 7 KOs) can take a points win in his super featherweight outing against Ryizeemmion Ford (8-2, 6 KOs), while at super welterweight, Nikoloz Sekhniashvili (7-1, 5 KOs) can return to winning ways with an early win against David Rodriguez (6-0, 2 KOs).

The final six round contest comes at light heavyweight, where Khalil Coe (3-0-1, 2 KOs) should overcome Bradley Olmeda (5-0, 3 KOs) on the scorecards.

The sole four rounder is at super featherweight, where Beatriz Ferreira should secure a debut points win against Taynna Cardoso (5-0, 1 KO).

Ibex Medical Analytics Secures $10M Funding from Kreos Capital

 

Ibex Medical Analytics (Ibex), the leader in AI-powered cancer diagnostics, today announced it had secured $10 million in funding from Kreos Capital.

The announcement follows a major expansion of Ibex’s commercial footprint over the past few months. Ibex recently signed several major contracts, including an expansion of its AI deployment at Medipath, the largest network of private pathology labs in France, and another expansion at a major pan-European diagnostics provider. Ibex has also seen a series of new customer wins across multiple geographies, as well as the deployment of its Galen AI platform for routine use at a major US health system.

Ibex will use the new resources to strengthen and expand its US team and support new customer deployments, fueling further business growth. The company will also accelerate R&D initiatives, focusing on adding new applications to the Galen platform to enable new tissue diagnostics and automated biomarker quantification, and enhancing collaboration with leading digital pathology providers.

Galen, the first and most widely deployed AI technology in pathology, is used in routine clinical use at laboratories, hospitals and health systems worldwide and supports pathologists across numerous diagnostic tasks during the review of breast, prostate, and gastric biopsies. Galen demonstrated outstanding outcomes across clinical studies performed in multiple pathology labs and diagnostic workflows, improving the quality of cancer diagnosis, reducing turnaround time, boosting productivity, and improving user experience for pathologists1,2,3,4,5.

“The recent milestones we have accomplished demonstrate our continued commitment to providing every patient with an accurate, timely and personalized cancer diagnosis powered by our AI technology,” said Joseph Mossel, CEO and Co-founder of Ibex Medical Analytics. “This latest funding from Kreos Capital validates our prominence in the market and will further fuel our growth in line with our commercial successes, strong product road-map and ability to execute across multiple markets.”

The funding comes as an addition to Ibex’s $52 million funding to date, with investors including Octopus Ventures, 83North, aMoon, Planven Entrepreneur Ventures and Dell Technologies Capital.

Aris Constantinides, General Partner of Kreos Capital commented, “We are proud to be able to support the Ibex team in their endeavors to transform cancer diagnosis with AI. Ibex’s commercial success in the digital pathology and AI market, their growing installed base and ability to drive adoption with customers, together with significant strides the company has made in developing their product offering, position Ibex as leaders in one of the fastest growing segments of healthcare technology.”

Real Madrid star sends Roberto Firmino two-word Instagram message after Brazil World Cup snub

Real Madrid forward Rodrygo Goes has consoled Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino after he missed out on Brazil’s squad for the World Cup.

Having been desperately unlucky to lose his place in the squad, Firmino posted a lengthy message on Instagram.

Among those commenting were Liverpool teammates Virgil Van Dijk and Jordan Henderson, both of whom sent love hearts to Bobby.

Also expressing condolence were a couple of Firmino’s countrymen who did actually make the squad for Qatar.

Firstly, Fabinho followed his Liverpool colleague’s lead with a couple of love hearts. Then, Rodrygo came with the message “Gigante Bobby.” As one of those who potentially took Firmino’s spot, it’s a classy touch from the Madrid youngster.

Bobby surely misses final chance for World Cup glory

Monday brought the news that Firmino must have been dreading. Having worked tirelessly to get himself into shape for the upcoming World Cup, it was all for nothing.

That shouldn’t be the end for Bobby and Brazil. He has long been one of coach Tite’s go-to players. But at thirty-one, it almost certainly means he won’t play in another World Cup.

Firmino’s omission means that all three of Liverpool’s legendary front line of recent years may now miss the tournament.

Mohamed Salah’s Egypt failed to qualify having lost out to Sadio Mane’s Senegal in the qualifiers. Now, L’Equipe report this morning that Mane himself will miss the competition through injury.

A devastating blow for the Bayern Munich man, who was set to face Virgil Van Dijk’s Holland in the Group Stage.

So, as Bobby approaches what will likely be his last six months in a Liverpool shirt, we are truly at the end of an era.

Not only were this trio one of Liverpool’s best ever, but they were also one Europe’s finest in their pomp. For them all to be absent for the first World Cup since becoming truly world-class players is a sad moment.

By the time the next one rolls around, you wouldn’t put it past Salah and Mane being involved, should their nations qualify. But for Bobby, he must come to terms with the fact that his last chance at World Cup glory has likely gone.

“NU Trade” app exploits Nubank image to make victims | TC detective

 

It is not a novelty that occasional web pages seek to paste their image on some famous company to grow and attract users. This column has already denounced a cryptocurrency that carried out a similar procedure a few months ago. Now, an app has exploited Nubank’s image to win more customers.

We are talking about NU Trade, an application present on the Google Play Store and also promises to work in areas related to the economy. Detective TudoCelular explains the issue for you below.

Nubank explored image

One of the proofs of the exploitation of Nubank’s image to promote this application is in an ad within the Google app for mobile phones. In it, NU Trade uses the fintech’s original logo, as well as the color in other information balloons, to trick the internet user into thinking that he is part of the financial company.

Along with the advertising, the headline appears that the user can invest R$ 2 and make a profit every minute, with alleged examples still in the advertising image. See the screenshots below.

When clicking on the ad link, a pop-up window from the official Android store appears to install the application in question – in this part, with the logo similar to Nubank, but without copying the complete visual identity.

What is NU Trade?

NU Trade presents itself on Google Play as a “safe and reliable financial trading platform”. In other words, it consists of a service to trade assets over the internet.

The development of the application would be the responsibility of the so-called “Okx Trade Public”, the name of a company dedicated to bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. In other words, the page in the store itself already makes explicit the lack of relationship with Nubank.

Trusted NU Trade?

In addition to improperly exploiting Nubank’s visual identity, there is a catch on the download page. The developer’s official account on the Android store – where its official app is hosted – is not called “Okx Trade Public”, but as “OKX”.

On the OKX website itself, there is no mention of the NU Trade app. Quite the opposite. The only cryptocurrency purchase app is the one inserted into the aforementioned account within the Play Store.

Another point to note is the list of NU Trade reviews within the Google store. There are a number of five-star ratings, with sentences that seem to be made by robots or translated into Portuguese from ready-made texts in other languages.

The others that score with less stars indicate that it could be a scam to take money from users. See a comparison of two examples below:

 

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01 Nov

 

 

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13 Oct

 

How to protect yourself?

This is one of the many cases that, as simple as it may seem, turns out to have the potential to deceive a number of victims. No wonder it already has more than one million downloads, according to Google Play.

So, to protect yourself, avoid downloading any application without first researching its origin. Also do not hand over your data or put money into an app that looks suspicious, as well as keep a security solution on your device to detect if there is any other action on the device in the background.

 

 

Smart Mirror Market Size Worth $1.01 Billion by 2030 at CAGR of 8.8%: Grand View Research, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The global smart mirror market size is estimated to reach USD 1.01 billion in 2030 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2022 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. One of the primary reasons propelling the growth of the industry is the increase in demand for connected devices across the globe. The retail sector’s growing need for smart mirrors is being driven by developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), gesture recognition technology, Augmented Reality (AR), and connected devices. Smart mirrors also known as intelligent mirrors, mirror TVs, magic mirrors, and interactive mirrors, are gaining a competitive market share owing to their increasing adoption in commercial spaces and the hospitality industry.

Key Industry Insights & Findings from the report:

  • The commercial segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Key companies in the industry are launching new products with innovative designs and sizes, specifically for the hospitality and commercial sectors. This drives the segment growth.
  • The offline distribution channel segment held the maximum revenue share in 2021. However, the online distribution channel segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
  • North America was the largest region in 2021 and is projected to expand further at a higher CAGR from 2022 to 2030.
  • This can be attributed to the rising disposable income and increasing consumers’ inclination toward smart homes in the U.S
  • The wall-mounted segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030 due to the growing demand for wall-mounted smart mirrors from the residential and commercial sectors.

Read full market research report for more Insights, “Smart Mirror Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Residential, Commercial), By Installation Type (Wall-mounted, Free-standing), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 – 2030”, published by Grand View Research.

Smart Mirror Market Growth & Trends

Furthermore, the growing use of smart technology by individuals throughout the world is anticipated to fuel the growth of the industry. Established brands have been enhancing their product portfolios and launching innovative marketing strategies to gain traction and increase consumer engagement with the brand. For instance, in May 2021, Séura a U.S.-based designer technology company introduced high-tech illuminated mirrors for a wide range of applications including residential and hospitality use. The wall-mounted smart mirror segment held the largest revenue share in 2021. New product launches in wall-mounted installation types by manufacturers are likely to bode well with the segment growth.

Top private players including Electric Mirror, Inc., Evervue USA Inc., and MirrorMedia Ltd. primarily offer smart mirrors with the wall-mounted installation type. The wall-mounted segment is projected to register the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. The offline distribution channel segment led the industry in 2021. The broadening of offline distribution channels has led to the easy availability of smart mirrors to consumers, which is the primary driver augmenting segment growth. Electronic stores and independent retailers emerged as the key distribution channel for smart mirror brands on account of their large distribution network, goodwill, and huge customer base.

North America is likely to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing product launches by regional manufacturers in countries, such as the U.S. and Canada, through various e-commerce channels and company websites, are the key factors promoting the adoption of smart mirrors in the region. Furthermore, the adoption of smart homes in the U.S. reached 32% of all households in 2018, according to the 2019 data provided by the Housewares Organisation. Major players face intense competition from each other, as some of them operate at several locations and have large customer bases. The presence of many small-scale players is also leading to increased competition in the industry.

Smart Mirror Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global smart mirror market on the basis of installation type, application, distribution channel, and region

Smart Mirror Market – Installation Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2030)

  • Wall-mounted
  • Free-Standing

Smart Mirror Market – Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2030)

  • Residential
  • Commercial

Smart Mirror Market – Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2030)

  • Online
  • Offline

Smart Mirror Market – Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2030)

  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
  • Central & South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa

List of Key Players in Smart Mirror Market

  • Electric Mirror, Inc.
  • Séura
  • ad notam USA LLC
  • Majestic Mirror & Frame
  • Avis Electronics
  • Foshan Eterna Intelligent Bathroom Co., Ltd.
  • MirrorMedia Ltd.
  • LumiDesign
  • Evervue USA Inc.
  • Videotree

Check out more related studies published by Grand View Research:

  • Smart Washing Machine Market The global smart washing machine market size is expected to reach USD 21.82 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 20.5% during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising shift towards the adoption of water-efficient washers in order to maintain a healthy environment is anticipated to drive the market. Rise in luxury living owing to rapid urbanization as well as increasing disposable income among buyers has also resulted in an increase in the penetration of the product in the residential as well as commercial sectors.
  • Smart Baby Monitor Market – The global smart baby monitor market size is expected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 8.4% over the forecast period. Increasing number of working mothers, along with rising awareness about child safety, is driving the market over the world. The product is capable of enabling the parents to communicate with their children in real-time and track their movements.
  • Smart Home Security Camera Market – The global smart home security camera market is expected to reach USD 30.10 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 18.7% from 2022 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rapid growth in smart home penetration across North America is positively impacting the demand for smart home security cameras.

Browse through Grand View Research’s  Electronic & Electrical Industry Research Reports.

About Grand View Research

Grand View Research, U.S.-based market research and consulting company, provides syndicated as well as customized research reports and consulting services. Registered in California and headquartered in San Francisco, the company comprises over 425 analysts and consultants, adding more than 1200 market research reports to its vast database each year. These reports offer in-depth analysis on 46 industries across 25 major countries worldwide. With the help of an interactive market intelligence platform, Grand View Research Helps Fortune 500 companies and renowned academic institutes understand the global and regional business environment and gauge the opportunities that lie ahead.

134: Let it Be Simple 2.0

 

134: Let it Be Simple 2.0

 
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Today, we’re reprising a really powerful episode of the podcast. Some of you are newer here and there is an important message that you need to hear: let it be simple! As physicians, our super high-achieving brains love to make things complicated. This is completely normal, but it blocks us in so many ways.

Thinking back to college, I took physical chemistry, and I found it incredibly complicated. Perpetuating the thought that it was complicated really stopped me from moving forward and progressing with the work – this happens in so many areas of our lives. So, how do we allow ourselves to just let things be simple? Well, listen in to find out.

Tune in this week because I’m sharing why we complicate so many things, especially money, and I’m giving you my tips for simplifying anything you’re dealing with. I’m showing you how to decide for yourself what simplicity looks like for you, and how doing this work will allow you to digest and deal with anything that you’re currently struggling with.

Save the date for Sunday, November 13th, 2022 because I’m running a money planning workshop called Make Your 2023 Money Plan! If you want financial freedom and a plan that will pave your way there, click here to claim your spot!

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What You'll Learn from this Episode:

  • The most common objections I get from clients when they start trying to simplify the topic of money.
  • Why our brain loves making things complicated, and why anything can be simple, if you let it.
  • How to develop real confidence and trust in your ability to create simplicity as you pursue your goals.
  • Some questions that have helped me and my clients in simplifying any process.

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