DESIRIUM is a collection of high-quality experiences available to download within a single app.
An "experience" is a short and interactive piece of VR content lasting from 2-10 minutes, designed to deliver the emotions of a certain spectrum: fear, drive, joy, and excitement.
The user is offered with a convenient genre navigation respectively: horror, action, comedy, and exploration.
A distinctive feature of the platform is a large selection and high quality of available content. With more than 20 experiences at the start, the library will be constantly updated and extended.
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Community Brands, a technology-driven company that delivers purpose-built solutions for the world’s leading associations and nonprofits, announced today findings from its Member Loyalty Study: A Deep Dive into Member Preferences and Retention. This study explores what is driving retention among members of professional membership organizations, and the best ways for organizations to communicate their value.
“Far too few associations are proactive about identifying and acting upon retention warning signs until it’s a major problem for the organization,” said Amanda Myers, director of product marketing, member solutions for Community Brands. “In our study, we were able to identify four key metrics – satisfaction, likelihood to renew, connection, and likelihood to recommend the organization (Net Promoter Score) – to measure and segment members into groups, based on shared attitudes and values. Our hope is that associations benchmark their membership against our findings and identify new ways to nurture their members up the loyalty spectrum.”
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Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today that it has secured US$21.1 million in Series A funding. The capital will be used to deploy and operate Ceres, an advanced Earth observation business that features the first commercial infrared and hyperspectral sensor platform to better understand and manage humanity’s natural resources. The funding was led by Bryan Johnson and the OS FUND; and joined by Idea Bulb Ventures; Tencant; Vast Ventures; Grishin Robotics; Conversion Capital; The Seraph Group; Space Angels Network, a syndication of investors from Angel.co; and Larry Page. Earth observation will be another aspect of Planetary Resources’ operations in addition to prospecting and mining asteroids.
Conceived from the company’s vision for the exploration and utilization of asteroid resources, Ceres will leverage Planetary Resources’ Arkyd spacecraft to deliver affordable, on-demand Earth intelligence of our natural resources on any spot on the planet. While typical satellite imagery provides only a picture, Ceres will provide actionable data with higher spectral resolutions – going beyond what the human eye can see – by measuring thermographic properties and detecting the composition of materials on Earth’s surface. The midwave-infrared sensor is the first ever commercial capability from space to offer thermographic mapping and night-imaging, and the hyperspectral sensor includes an unprecedented 40 color bands in the visible to near-infrared spectrum.
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Autism Speaks – the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization – today joined the Ad Council and BBDO New York, the long-time volunteer agency for Autism Speaks, to announce the launch of a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to help parents recognize the early signs of autism and take immediate action. For the first time in the campaign’s history, the new PSAs feature an imaginative world, created using 3D and stop-motion animation, inspired by stories of real children with autism and told from the perspective of a child with autism. The PSAs are an extension of the award-winning “Learn the Signs” campaign, created by BBDO, which has helped significantly increase the percentage of parents who recognize the early warning signs of autism.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7674151-ad-council-autism-speaks-psa-s-2015/
Currently melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and one of the most common cancers in women under 40 years old in the United States. The first line of defense in helping to reduce the risk of developing melanoma is by wearing broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF protection. L’Oréal Paris, a leading global beauty brand, and Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the leading private funder of melanoma research, announced today the launch of It’s THAT Worth It To Me. This social media campaign encourages women to donate 15 social media seconds by sharing why SPF protection or using sunless tanner is worth it to protect their skin, their beauty and their life. For every social share, L’Oréal Paris will donate $1 to MRA to fund the L’Oréal Paris - MRA Team Science Award Research Grant, up to $250,000 in 2015.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7459051-l-oreal-paris-mra-it-s-that-worth-it/
The Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC) today unveiled a new initiative that examines the widely varying retirement experience in the United States.
The project, the Changing Face of Retirement in America, is a comprehensive look at modern expectations for retirement and provides regional narratives that show what retirement means for individuals across the country and the economic spectrum, highlighting the impact financial planning can have on retirement.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7484851-ialc-changing-face-of-retirement/
It’s not the first question a parent asks. It’s likely not the fourth or fifth. But for parents like Brian and Diane Vollmert, the question of how to pay for their son, Scott, to receive the best care while providing for their family became an unmanageable challenge.
“From the very beginning, Scott didn’t fit cleanly in any category. He wasn’t clearly autistic. He wasn’t clearly developmentally delayed. He had characteristics of both,” said Diane. That combination of Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental delay can add up to more than $2.4 million in care over Scott’s lifetime, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Pediatrics last year. An astronomical sum for most Americans, including the Vollmerts.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7422152-northwestern-mutual-special-needs/
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has introduced a new class of affordable spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture with a list price of just $3,490. The new RSA306 sets a new price/performance threshold for spectrum analyzers and features a broad 9 kHz to 6.2 GHz frequency range, 40 MHz real time bandwidth and weighs in at just 1.2 pounds. When used with Tektronix SignalVu-PC software, it offers advanced analysis capabilities for such applications as budget-conscious research and development, mobile radio network installation, interference hunting and university level lab classes.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7074356-tektronix-announces-affordable-full-featured-portable-spectrum-analyzer/
A Cigna Foundation grant to Achilles International will help determine whether running holds the key to better mental and physical development for children with autism. The Cigna Foundation today announced its $100,000 World of Difference grant to Achilles International, which has extensive anecdotal evidence showing that walking and running help people on the autism spectrum improve their emotional and physical health.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7252851-cigna-foundation-achilles-international-running-autism-study-grant/
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced the MDO3000 Series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes. The ultimate integrated oscilloscope that includes a spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary function generator and digital voltmeter, the MDO3000 clears the design bench of costly, specialized equipment and provides the tools needed to test and debug virtually any embedded design. In addition, Tektronix has developed the MDO3000 to be completely customizable enabling customers to select the functionality and performance needed now -- and later.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64808-tektronix-integration-breakthrough-six-instruments-one-oscilloscope
Purina hosted the first-ever Better With Pets Summit on Nov. 19, bringing together remarkable thinkers from a wide spectrum of culture to help broaden and advance the way relationships between pets and people are viewed. The daylong event held in New York City featured 16 speakers, including academics, pet behavior experts, performance artists and scientists.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64417-purina-better-with-pets-summit-nyc
In an effort to help families coping with the overwhelming situation of raising a child with ASD or other special dietary needs, accomplished chef, Jimi Taylor, in partnership with, Generation Rescue, is making a difference with a new Gluten-Free iOS App – “Chef Jimi’s – Cooking with a Cause.”
Seven years ago Chef Jimi’s son, Aiden, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social impairments, cognitive impairments, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors. Statistics from the CDC identify around 1 in 88 American children as being on the Autism Spectrum, a 78% increase in the last decade.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62512-generation-rescue-chef-jimi-gluten-free-ios-app-autistic-spectrum-disorder