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Schoolboy Q, Rise Against and More Set for PETERPALOOZA III at Best Buy Theater, Beg. 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Best Buy Theater just announced 'PeterPalooza III', featuring ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, and Danny Brown on Wednesday, July 23 as well as punk rock band Rise Against with Touche Amore and Radkey on Friday, September 26. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

Youngest Team in Indie Publishing Launches New Imprint With Books by and for Children
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

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4DX to Open First Theatre in the U.S. This Weekend at L.A. Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

CJ 4DPlex, the South Korean company offering the world's first 4D technology-based cinema experience for feature films, launches its premium movie platform 4DX this weekend at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theater in partnership with L.A. LIVE and theater operators AEG. Beginning with the 10:30 p.m. PT showing of a major summer blockbuster on Thursday, June 26, movie fans in the U.S. will finally be able to connect with feature films using all five senses through an immersive experience that includes special effects such as motion, wind, bubbles, fog, lightning, and scents that enhance the visuals on-screen. (more...)

According to Cisco, 84% of Internet Traffic Will Be From Video by 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

SANTA MONICA, CA - Video Platform Company Modulates.com is touting new estimates from Cisco about the rise of video on the internet as evidence that video will be a permanent part of digital marketing campaigns. Modulates offers a sophisticated video platform that enables businesses to create and post videos to the internet within minutes. (more...)

Transformative Localization Technology Company Transifex Secures Funding from NEA and Launches Beta Access To Public
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Transifex, the worldwide localization platform that has become the premier globalization tool for tech companies and the Open Source community, announced today that they have raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by leading venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with additional support from Toba Capital, Arafura Ventures and angel investors, including Georgios Papadopoulos (founder, Atypon), Ilya Sukhar (founder, Parse), Jonathan Siegel (founder, RightSignature), and Thanos Triant (angel behind Siebel and BrightEdge). The financing will be used to expand the capabilities of the current Transifex platform and further develop Transifex Live, a new, patent-protected software open to the public in beta today. The groundbreaking technology empowers developers as well as marketers to create, publish, and manage translations of frequently updated global website content using only a single line of code. (more...)

UPDATE: JERSEY BOYS Film Opens w/ Disappointing $13.5 M at Box Office
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

JERSEY BOYS has taken in a disappointing $13.5M for Warner Bros. performing even worse than expected. (more...)

King Diamond, Twisted Sister, Morning Musume 14, The Australian Pink Floyd, and More at the Best Buy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Best Buy Theater has just announced rockers Twisted Sister with Adrenaline Mob and Don Jameson on Friday, September 5, Japanese girl group Morning Musume 14 on Sunday, October 5, Danish heavy metal band King Diamond on Tuesday, October 14 as well as The Australian Pink Floyd returning to Best Buy Theater on Sunday, October 26. (more...)

BWW Review: Confrontational HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Channels Anger Into Art
by Michael Dale - Jun 20, 2014

Despite a weak book, director Kenny Leon's daring theatre piece utilizing the lyrics of Tupac Shakur is an exciting dramatic work. (more...)

Schlotzsky's Launches First-of-its-Kind Loyalty App with Patent-Pending Referral Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Schlotzsky's partnered with Punchh, a mobile CRM platform provider based in Silicon Valley, California, to develop the Lotz4Me mobile app. Compatible with both iOS and Android, the app is designed to utilize social technology that allows guests to get rewards for referring the Schlotzsky's brand to their friends through Facebook or Word of Mouth. The app enables tracking of purchases and can be used at all domestic Schlotzsky's restaurants. Since the June 2 launch, the app has ranked as high as No. 4 in the Apple app store in the Restaurant category, ahead of Papa John's, Panera, Chipotle and others. (more...)

Clover and DropThought to Offer Instant Feedback Functionality via Clover App Market
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

“DropThought offers an enterprise-grade solution that combines instant feedback and powerful analytics,” says Mark Schulze, Vice President of Business Development at Clover. “Understanding one's customers is critical to running a business. Traditionally only very large businesses could spare the expense to build sophisticated feedback solutions. With DropThought and Clover, that all changes - it's a solution that is available to businesses of all sizes, today.” (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 18th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 18, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Read about the EIGHT new musicals from Broadway In Chicago, the BIC Millennium Park concert, extensions for 'Days Like Today' and 'Avenue Q,' new work from Kokandy and New Colony, 'Caged Dames,' 'Myths And Hymns,' two films in downtown Aurora and Petterino's in downtown Chicago! (more...)

Chicago Commercial Collective Extends 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Chicago Commercial Collective announces the extended performance schedule of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at Chicago's Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, now through June 29, 2014. This serves as the FINAL CLOSING date for 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. (more...)

Seventy-Eight Percent of Marketing Executives Expect Digital Technologies to Drive a Transformation of Corporate Marketing over the Next Five Years, Accenture Survey Find
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Seventy-eight percent of marketing executives believe corporate marketing will undergo a fundamental transformation over the next five years due to the use of analytics, digital and mobile technologies, according to a new global survey by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). However, a similar number of respondents (79 percent) believe their company will not be a fully operationalized digital business in the same amount of time. (more...)

Chicago Startup Review Trackers' $2 Million Investment Round Means Small Businesses Succeed in Today's Review Economy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - Review Trackers, Inc., a Chicago-based startup housed in Wicker Park, has announced the successful completion of its $2 million funding round from a field of premier Midwest investors. The series round was lead by Milwaukee's CSA Partners; top investors include American Family Ventures, Jeff Rusinow, and SymphonyAlpha Ventures. Review Trackers' cloud software review management platform launched in January 2013 and has since established itself as the premier review management tool for thousands of small businesses, franchises, and independent service providers such as restaurants, car dealerships, and doctors. Review Trackers' proprietary online/social review management technology compiles and constantly updates consumer experiences via a comprehensive inventory of popular review forums (OpenTable, Foursquare, TripAdvisor) as well as smaller niche customer feedback sites, so businesses can field/address customers, manage online reputations, and leverage key insights to generate increased revenue. (more...)

Satellites Release British Sleeper Hit 02 in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

In the summer of 2012, a completely unknown band called Satellites released an elaborately packaged, “limited edition” (only 500 copies) album simply entitled Satellites 01. The album, available only in the UK, garnered rave reviews, winding up #16 on Rough Trade's “Best Albums of 2012” that year. (more...)

Columbia Records to Release Soundtrack from Zach Braff's WISH I WAS HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced the release of Wish I Was Here Music From The Motion Picture, the official soundtrack to the first movie directed by Zach Braff since his indie breakout hit Garden State. (more...)

Yannis Pappas' THE HALF HOUR to Premiere 6/20 on Comedy Central
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The world premiere of comedian Yannis Pappas' first half-hour stand-up special, The Half Hour is set for Friday night, June 20 at 12:30am on Comedy Central. (more...)

Watsky's Forthcoming Album ALL YOU CAN DO Hits #5 on iTunes Charts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Watsky has released his first single, “Whoa, Whoa, Whoa” off of his third studio album, All You Can Do, coming out August 12th. (more...)

Offerpop Launches Marketer's Staycation: A Summer Education Series for Social Marketing Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) via PRWEB - This summer, even desk-bound digital marketers can have a little fun. That's the premise behind Marketer's Staycation: a no-cost, six-week series of original content from leading digital marketing software company Offerpop. The program launches July 8th, and will deliver a stream of insights and tactics brands can use to elevate their marketing efforts. (more...)

Offerpop Launches Marketer's Staycation: A Summer Education Series for Social Marketing Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) via PRWEB - This summer, even desk-bound digital marketers can have a little fun. That's the premise behind Marketer's Staycation: a no-cost, six-week series of original content from leading digital marketing software company Offerpop. The program launches July 8th, and will deliver a stream of insights and tactics brands can use to elevate their marketing efforts. (more...)

Goodsnitch Announces Results from "Fast Feedback" Data on over 2,000 Restaurants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Goodsnitch announced today the results of its analysis of customer feedback on over 2,000 restaurants. The feedback (individually called “snitches”) was submitted through Goodsnitch apps during 2014 and covers the entire restaurant landscape from fast food to fine dining. (more...)

Trustpilot Continues Global Growth with NYC Office Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Trustpilot's online review-driven community and technology platform allows e-commerce businesses to engage directly with customers, inviting reviews of their online experiences and channeling feedback to continuously improve trust and satisfaction among customers. In the U.S., year-over-year revenue has tripled in the first half of 2014, and business customers relying on Trustpilot to shape their customer shopping standards now span industries such as retail, travel and online services, and include Springleaf Financial Corporation, WordPress.com, JustFab.com, UShip and BookIt.com, among many others. (more...)

Tapstream Launches 'Word of Mouth' to Supercharge Sharing of Mobile Apps
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

VANCOUVER, BC - Tapstream, a growth platform for mobile apps, today launches Word of Mouth (WoM), an industry-first product designed to help apps supercharge user acquisition via social sharing such as text messaging. WoM offers an easy and natural way to tell friends about your new favorite app and optionally even get rewarded for it. (more...)

Survey Finds Earned and Social Media Inextricably Linked in Newsrooms Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Traditional journalism has been significantly impacted by the growing number of Americans who turn to social media to source, share and engage with news. A new survey by Ogilvy PR of over 75 US-based reporters, editors and producers reveals the important role social media plays in driving both the impact and success of a story. (more...)

GLEE's Kevin McHale Talks Final Season, Possible Reunion Tour?
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Glee star Kevin McHale, who portrays Artie on the FOX musical dramedy, talked about the ending of the show and what the experience has meant to him. (more...)

EZDoctor Removes Listing Fees for Doctors on Site
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ EZDoctor (https://ezdoctor.com/), the innovative leader in online medical appointment booking, announced today it is permanently eliminating fees required from doctors to be listed on its site, greatly increasing the integrity of its online physician information while offering the public more balanced physician referrals. (more...)

Why a Positive Image is Crucial for Realtors Online: Three Tips from Scottsdale Internet PR Expert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Having a positive web presence is important for any business or individual who is selling any kind of product or service. When people look for a company or person's name online, it is imperative that they see a positive and promotional online landscape, or they might do business someone else. While this is true for any industry, it is especially true for the real estate industry. The Internet PR Experts at JW Maxx Solutions are taking the time to show three reasons why a positive web presence is absolutely crucial for realtors in the digital age. (more...)

Radical New Travel Rewards Program Offers Complimentary Memberships & Vacation Credits
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Envy Social Club, a travel club where members can earn free travel, announced an offer designed to attract its first members. The club is waiving the normal $99 joining fee and rewarding initial members with lifetime memberships at no cost. These initial members will allow the club to complete testing and fine tuning of its website and processes. Once the travel club officially launches, members can earn travel rewards by referring new friends to the club. Travel rewards are earned in the form of airline and hotel credits for use at a partner travel agency. (more...)

Pigs Do Fly Productions to Present Encore Production of FIFTY PLUS - A CELEBRATION OF LIFE... AS WE KNOW IT! in Boca Raton, 8/14-24
by Carol Kassie - Jul 22, 2014

Pigs Do Fly Productions' Fifty Plus - A Celebration of Life... As We Know It sold out almost every performance when it played at Empire Stage in May. The good 'Word of Mouth' and positive reviews intrigued Showtime Performing Arts Theatre's Marilyn Perry; she attended a performance and liked what she saw - so much so that she issued an invitation to Pigs Do Fly producer Ellen Wacher to reprise the production at Perry's own theatre in Boca Raton. (more...)

LivEasy, the Small Business Marketing App, Targets Local Consumers With Exclusive Deals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Launched in June, LivEasy (http://www.liveasy.com/) has been dubbed 'The App Store of Life.' A local deals app offering discounts of up to 70% off at participating merchants, LivEasy is available for both iOS and Android. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dynamic and Disturbing VASLAV Lays Bare Nijinsky's Soul at the Kalk Bay Theatre
by David Fick - Jul 19, 2014

VASLAV is a dynamic, vigorous and disturbing exploration of Vaslav Nijinsky's mind just prior to his internment in an asylum in Switzerland, based on the diaries he wrote over six weeks before he was committed, on the edge of a complete nervous breakdown. (more...)

Fit Body Boot Camp Founder Offers Marketing Tips for Personal Trainers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014


Monoprice Showcases its New Pro Audio Series Products at Summer NAMM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Monoprice's return to Summer NAMM is again featuring a booth with functioning demonstrations of everything music lovers and professionals could possibly want, from new guitar models to expanded stage lighting and rigging equipment. Visitors can try out the company's latest high-quality pro audio gear, which is typically priced at 50 to 70 percent below competitors' comparable brand products. (more...)

Trampled by Turtles' 'Wild Animals' Now Out; Set for Tonight's LETTERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Wild Animals, the new album from critically acclaimed Trampled by Turtles is out now via Thirty Tigers. (more...)

Watsky Premieres New Video for 'Right Now' Off Upcoming Album ALL YOU CAN DO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Watsky has released his new music video for his single, 'Right Now' off his third studio album, All You Can Do. Scroll down to watch! (more...)

Trends: Where Can I Go Next Week? The New Norm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Travel companies must turn on a dime faster than ever these days. A leading multisport tour operator, Austin Adventures, reports that summer bookings once averaging 40 to 60 days in advance of departure are now coming in under 30 days or fewer this season. (more...)

Capture the World's Attention With Entertainment Publicity
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, CA(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2014) - Everybody likes attention. Whether you wish to promote a company, a product, an artist, or a service, entertainment publicity is the way to go. This is a growing field that blends business, PR, and marketing. It also relies on social media extensively. A quick overview of what is available can help jumpstart any promotional campaign. (more...)

BWW Feature: Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Open House: 'Signature Surprises' All Season Long!
by Ellen Burns - Aug 8, 2014

'We're opening doors, singing 'Here we are'!' So sing the three fast friends of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and that was the message of Washington-area (and Sondheim specialist) Signature Theatre to the overflowing crowd of thousands last weekend at their Open House celebrating the 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Video Commerce Company Modulates Delivers International Exposure for Brands
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SANTA MONICA, CA(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2014) - The Internet has made the world smaller. Once separated by the constraints of time and geography, now almost every place in the world is connected through the information superhighway. The internet, coupled with social media, gives brands unprecedented access to a world of potential customers. Video commerce company Modulates has created a powerful platform to help brands garner maximum exposure and international traffic. (more...)

Yelp to Present at Oppenheimer Technology, Internet & Communications Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug.6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced that management will present at the Oppenheimer Technology, Internet & Communications Conference in Boston, MA on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:05 a.m. ET. (more...)

'Meth Blue' BREAKING BAD Soundtrack Now Available Exclusively at Hot Topic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

SPACELAB9, in partnership with Madison Gate Records, are pleased to announce the arrival of the most highly anticipated and most frequently requested colored vinyl variant for the 'BREAKING BAD (Original Score From the Television Series) Volume 1' Double LP album to date. Having made its vinyl debut this past April, the album has been made available on various colors of vinyl including 'Jesse Pinkman' pink vinyl and 'Walter white' white vinyl both of which sold out quickly upon release, as well as a clear vinyl variant made exclusively for the official Breaking Bad web store. (more...)

New Research: Facebook and Twitter Have Minimal Impact on a TV show's Live Audience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Much has been made of the potential influence of social media-especially Facebook and Twitter-on TV show viewership and ratings. However, in spite of widespread use (and near ubiquity among 18-34 year olds), social media doesn't show up as a top driver of TV show discovery and engagement. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

The Best of Elearning! 2014 Finalists Revealed at ELC 14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Awards 2014 Finalists. Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast more than 3,000 nominations for the best-in-class solutions across 27 product categories. Winners of each category will be revealed in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines in December and honored at the Enterprise Learning! Summit on Jan. 15, 2015. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The New York Film Critics Series, one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation's leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC's Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers. (more...)

Office 365: AppRiver Partner Program Hits the Mark
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The company has a close, long-standing relationship with Microsoft and is currently one of only a handful of Office 365 syndicated hosting partners in the world. That partnership grants immediate access to expertise, support and insight into the Microsoft product roadmap, which adds significant value to AppRiver's own partner community. (more...)

CABARET Make-Up Designers & Kit Kat Girls Coming to MAC Cosmetics in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that celebrated make-up designer Angelina Avallone and the Kit Kat Girls from CABARET will give a FREE make-up demonstration at MAC Cosmetics Times Square (1540 Broadway) on Thursday, August 28 at 3pm. MAC is the Official Makeup partner of CABARET. Guests will learn from Avallone how to recreate the bold signature look of 1920s Berlin she designed for the hit Broadway revival. The demonstration will be followed-up by a live performance by the Kit Kat Girls. (more...)

Medallia Receives $50M in New Funding to Meet Growing Market Demand for Software that Makes Companies More Customer Centric
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Medallia (www.medallia.com), the global leader in SaaS Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions, today announced an investment of $50M from Sequoia Capital. The new infusion of funds will accelerate the company's fast growth. Since taking an initial investment from Sequoia two and a half years ago, Medallia has tripled its revenue and workforce, expanded its customer list to more than 500 brands, and completed key integrations, such as a recent one with Salesforce. (more...)

Yelp Launches in Chile to Further Expand South American Presence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Chile (http://www.yelp.cl). Beginning today, people throughout Chile are able to create accounts on Yelp.cl to share their opinions about great local businesses. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.cl). (more...)

Tencent Announces 2014 Second Quarter and Interim Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

HONG KONG, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tencent Holdings Limited ('Tencent' or the 'Company', SEHK 00700), a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services in China, today announced the unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter and the first half year of 2014 ended June 30, 2014. (more...)

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