Tag: Video

New businesses opening, Family Video closing and more mid-Michigan business news

SAGINAW, MI — Mid-Michigan has a new furniture store, dental center and coffee shop.

It’s also losing a few video rental stores.

Here’s a look at these and other recent business and community developments you might have missed:

My Community Dental Centers opens in Bay City

My Community Dental Center’s Michigan-based nonprofit is expanding into Bay County and refreshing its brand.

“This is an exciting day, not only for MCDC, but for the communities in which we serve. We recognize that during these unprecedented times, access to quality dental care for families remains our number one priority. In order to fulfill our mission to enhance community health by offering access to quality dental care for all, we must do more,” Deborah E. Brown, chief dexecutive officer of MCDC, said in a statement. “With the opening of Bay City and the launch of this new look, we know we are getting

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Mum’s battle to stop video game obsessed sons spending all their time inside sparked a business idea

A mum-of-three’s battle to stop her video game obsessed sons spending all their time cooped up indoors with their consoles sparked an ingenious business idea – and led to her selling her home to create a massive outdoor gaming centre.

Jacquie Rumble was increasingly irked by the hours her three boys, Joe, 18, Danny, 16, and Max, nine, spent online playing shooting games.

So the 47-year-old and her husband Billy, 50, sold their four bedroom home to fund a woodland centre – where players become the stars of their own real life video games and Bluetooth headbands tell them when they have been ‘hit’ by weapons.

Jacquie said: “As parents, we’ve always been advocates for getting our boys outside – and they’re all very sporty – but as they got older that became harder to do.

“They became obsessed with video games. They would come in from school, shove on

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Four Ways Businesses Can Go Virtual (Beyond The Usual Video Call)

Terry Powell is the Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source®, North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise.

Sometimes it can seem like our lives are all one big Zoom meeting in 2020. But for the business owner looking to connect with a client or customer safely and from a healthy distance, I can tell you from experience that you do have other options than using a web-based video conferencing platform to host a one-on-one meeting.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with connecting one-on-one through Zoom, Skype or whatever your software platform preference is. In fact, I highly recommend that and am involved in meetings like that all the time. But there are other ways we can all interact virtually. It doesn’t have to be one-on-one. There’s really no limit to what you can do virtually.

Virtual Workshops

These tend to be smaller gatherings where people can meet from anywhere

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After Beirut blast, Lebanese businesses crowdfund to rebuild [Video]



1. Wide shot ambulance driving past the Madame Om pub in Beirut’s blast-hit Gemmayzeh district2. Pull focus tree to pictures hanging on the wall seen through a gaping hole torn in the Madame Om pub in Beirut’s blast-hit Gemmayzeh district3. Wide shot Gizelle Hassoun walking from the bar of the Madame Om pub in Beirut’s blast-hit Gemmayzeh district towards a gaping hole torn in its facade4. Mid shot frame of a chair on a pile of rubble in the Madame Om pub in Beirut’s blast-hit Gemmayzeh district

5. SOUNDBITE 1 – Gizelle Hassoun , Co-owner of Madame Om pub in Beirut (female, 46 years old, Arabic, 25 sec): “We’re fundraising first off so we can get back to business. This business has been around for a bit. We have clients, we have staff that live off of this place, besides ourselves… now they don’t

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Microsoft CEO tosses first pitch at Mariners game with Halo video game’s ‘Master Chief’

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella threw out the virtual first pitch ahead of the Seattle Mariners’ home game on Sunday with an assist from one of the video game industry’s most recognizable characters.

Nadella threw his first attempt to former Mariners catcher Dave Valle. When Valle said he could do better, the tech executive called on “Master Chief” and other characters from Microsoft-owned Xbox Game Studios’ popular “Halo” video game series.


With fans unable to attend MLB games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mariners implemented the socially distant virtual first pitch to bring a sense of normalcy to home games. The

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Video Is the Secret to Reviewing Cars Online

(Bloomberg Opinion) — One of the most popular reviewers of cars online is Doug DeMuro. His YouTube channel has amassed 3.7 million subscribers, and his videos have been streamed over 1.1 billion times, with each averaging 2 million views. DeMuro, who is this week’s guest on Masters in Business, also co-founded the auction site Cars & Bids and is the author of two books: “Plays With Cars” and “Bumper to Bumper.”


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Bored with being a cubicle drone at Porsche, DeMuro quit to become a writer. His early columns drew praise for being humorous and honest, as evidenced by this 2013 review of the Chicago Auto Show. After a reader suggested shooting videos to accompany his columns, DeMuro started experimenting with scripted videos. Not long after, in 2014, he decided to buy a used 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena for some $80,000 — putting down half the cost in

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Kanye West assails music business in video showing man urinating on Grammy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Kanye West went on a Twitter spree on Wednesday, complaining about his contracts with music companies and posting a video depicting a man urinating on one of his Grammy awards.

The “Heartless” rapper, who has bipolar disorder, posted pages from 10 of his contracts and accused entertainment companies of exploiting Black artists.

“This is what me Kanye West deal looks like today … I PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT IT DONT LOOK LIKE THIS TOMORROW,” he tweeted after posting the contracts that cover fees and royalties.

“All the musicians will be free,” he added over a six-hour period on Twitter.

West then posted a video that showed a person urinating on a Grammy Award that was placed in a toilet, with the caption “Trust me… I WON’T STOP.” The video racked up more than 13 million views in a few hours.

West, 43,

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VIDEO: Mayor Caldwell announces additional $75 million in grants for Oahu small businesses

Mayor Kirk Caldwell has announced an additional $75 million in additional financial support for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caldwell said the City and County of Honolulu’s Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund will distribute the money in the form of reimbursement grants, which will not need to be repaid. The size of businesses that qualify for the grants has gone up, and those that have previously applied can return for another round of funding, he added.

“The SBRRF is our primary tool for helping small businesses stay afloat while we work as a community to beat back COVID-19,” Caldwell said. “To better meet the needs of those businesses that are suffering greatly during this pandemic, we are adapting this program with the input of community members.”

More than $50 million in aid has been distributed to over 5,500 small businesses on Oahu. Following an initial $25 million

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ViacomCBS Sale of CNET Is a Modest Step in Plan to Refocus on Video

Analysts at S&P Global Ratings said in a note on Tuesday that they expect ViacomCBS’s sale of tech website CNET to Red Ventures to “modestly reduce” ViacomCBS’s leverage. The move is a continuation of ViacomCBS’s recent business plan of selling off assets it views as non-essential to the future of the company’s core video business in hops of chipping away at debt. “We do not think the sale will affect the company’s size and scale because CNET is not part of its video content business,” S&P analysts wrote on Tuesday. “We expect ViacomCBS to use the proceeds to reduce its debt over time and view the sale of CNET as consistent with its stated plans to sell non-core assets to reduce its leverage.” ViacomCBS said it anticipates that the sale, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020, will provide between roughly $330 million and $350 million

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What are the segments booming in Video Conferencing Market? Fortune Business Insights

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 15, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The growing demand for next-gen communication tools is likely to expand the global video conferencing market during the forecast period. Fortune Business Insights in a report, titled “Video Conferencing” Market Size, Share and Global Trend By Component (Hardware and Software), By Industry Vertical (Corporate Enterprise, Health Care, Government, and others) and Geography Forecast till 2026,” states that rapid urbanization and automation is one of the chief drivers of the market. In addition to this, these advances are expected to transform the future of next-gen tools.

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Introduction of Disruptive Technologies such as VaaS Bodes Well For the Market

Video conferencing enables real-time sharing of high-quality audio and video images among multiple sites. In addition to this, video conferencing solutions provide on-demand

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