Tag: Accelerating

ABC Financial Acquires Trainerize, Accelerating a Mobile-First Total Fitness Experience for Workouts, Personal Training, Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. & VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ABC Financial (ABC), the leading provider of technology and related services for the fitness industry, announced today it has acquired Trainerize, a Vancouver-based mobile fitness solution for personal training and member engagement.

“Trainerize powered by ABC” connects clubs, trainers and members to help people achieve their fitness goals with instructional and workout content, on-demand and broadcast classes, virtual-personal training, personalized training programs and nutrition planning, as well as habit and lifestyle coaching. Other features boost accountability and social motivation through in-app text and video messaging, fitness challenges, community groups and milestone badges.

As a software solution, “Trainerize powered by ABC” means health club members and personal training clients are more engaged and inspired with personalized fitness programs they can access anytime, from anywhere. And it includes a market-leading watch application to make fitness fit easily into people’s daily routine.

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Spectrum Labs Closes $10M Series A, Accelerating Its Work to Help Consumer Brands Fight Toxic Behavior Online

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectrum Labs, which provides patent-pending technology and services to consumer internet brands to help identify toxic behavior online, has secured a $10 million Series A investment led by Greycroft with participation from Wing Venture Capital, Ridge Ventures, Global Founders Capital, and Super{set}.

As the world increasingly relies on Internet-based services, apps, and games, online communities continue to grow exponentially, representing billions of messages and transactions every day. Harassment, hate speech, and other toxic behaviors within these communities are accelerating, requiring a solution beyond outsourced moderation, keyword lists, or in-house legacy technology that’s ill-equipped to deal with the scale of the problem.

“The online toxicity problem is massive, growing, and a huge strain on companies dealing with thousands of incidents per day with outdated tools,” said Justin Davis, CEO of Spectrum Labs. “Toxic behavior has outpaced brands’ ability to accurately recognize and respond in real time to

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Viva Biotech and SYNthesis Enters a Strategic Acquisition Agreement, Accelerating the Development of Global Innovative Drug R & D Service Capabilities

SHANGHAI, Sept. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Viva Biotech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Viva Biotech” or “The Company”) entered into the Share Purchase Agreement pursuant to which Viva Biotech agreed to acquire and the Vendors agreed to collectively sell 100% of the equity interest in SYNthesis med chem (Hong Kong) Limited (hereinafter referred to as ” SYNthesis “), at the consideration of approximately US$ 80 million (equivalent to approximately HK$ 620 million). The acquisition will achieve the synergies between Viva Biotech and SYNthesis, regarding to the CRO business in the global market, which is of great strategic significance for The Company to conduct vertical integration and establish a comprehensive one-stop drug services platform.

SYNthesis is a preclinical small molecule drug discovery service contract organisation which mainly provides high-end pharmaceutical chemistry and synthetic chemistry services to its clients. SYNthesis is headquartered in Hong

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How Covid-19 Is Accelerating Digital Transformation for Small and Medium Businesses

I​ think we can all agree that Covid-19 has been a defining moment of this year as it has shifted everything from how we live our lives to how we do business. The transformation has been far-reaching, but it’s mostly impacted the way small and medium-sized businesses operate online. When regulations shifted, and measures had to be put in place to contain the spread and protect public health, the environment changed, accelerating a digital transformation and pushing businesses to go online even if it was something they hadn’t previously considered.



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By pushing the boundaries of how and where we can do business, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced entrepreneurs to look at digital media in a new light. It proved that digital media isn’t only for social media brands and influencers. It is

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Mastercard sees Asia Pacific accelerating pace of recovery





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According to two reports by Mastercard that analyze how companies and consumers are weathering the Covid-19 pandemic and preparing for the future, deep data insights are driving recovery strategies across all industries, including the travel and entertainment sectors where promising signs of improvement are starting to emerge.

“Businesses in Asia Pacific have been dealing with the pandemic longer than anywhere else. Amid a continued uncertainty in the operating environment and the ongoing change in consumer sentiment and behavior, businesses need a compass to chart their path to growth and many are finding that clarity through data-driven insights,” Asia Pacific Mastercard Advisors Senior Vice President Donald Ong said.

He added that combined with analytics expertise, agile strategic planning, a relentless focus on the changing consumer and a sharp pivot to digital, these businesses are clearly accelerating their pace of recovery.

Meanwhile, Mastercard Recovery Insights: Travel

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Sigma Computing Makes Self-service Business Intelligence a Reality for Teachable, Accelerating Data-driven Decisions Across Business Teams | Business Ap

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 1, 2020–

Sigma Computing, an innovator in cloud analytics and business intelligence (A&BI) for enterprise teams, is helping Teachable enable every employee to find the information they need to make data-driven decisions quickly. The eLearning platform’s previous A&BI tool required a proprietary coding language to answer even the most straightforward questions, leaving business teams dependent upon the data team and analysts. Since deploying Sigma, five times the number of employees, including the product and fraud detection teams, are creating their own dashboards and ad hoc requests have decreased by 70 percent.

“Two main things attracted us to Sigma when we were selecting a platform: One was the ease of use for ‘non-data’ people, and the other was the operational model in which end users can add and connect to datasets on their own,” said Teachable Head of Data Peter Jaffe. “This was a huge selling point for

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