KiwiTech Announces Strategic Partnership with Blingby

Strategic partnership formed to revolutionize video content delivery and e-commerce

Washington DC, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — KiwiTech, LLC, a startup accelerator and technology services company, has announced a strategic partnership with Blingby, an innovative digital advertising and marketing platform. Blingby users watch, buy, book or rent the styles and places that inspire them. However, Blingby is not only about fashion, lifestyle, or travel; it is adaptable to many different industries. Third-parties can also license and customize Blingby’s (bbStream) technology for use on their platform, enhancing their value proposition.

A truly groundbreaking innovation is Blingby’s bbstream, which can be integrated natively into content streams by producers CDNs and content distributors into their video content. Why should you care?

Imagine watching a YouTube video and moving your cursor above a person’s jacket. From that simple action, a drop-down appears with information on the jacket, through which a user can click through to purchase. Or what if PM Justin Trudeau is giving a presentation in front of the 4 Seasons in Montreal, move your cursor to the hotel and information on room rentals, etc., drop down from which you can click and execute a transaction.

It’s audience-agnostic, non-intrusive advertising that virtually eliminates the “ready fire aim” approach used by advertisers, replacing it with pinpoint accurate audience segmentation.

Blingby, founded in 2014, is a video content delivery and e-commerce marketing and advertising platform, engaging users in 185 countries. Blingby empowers marketers by providing them with a powerful, engaging and advert-less platform where the video and the proprietary bbStream experience drives user interaction. Blingby technology supports native and live streaming. Blingby is currently available on the web at www.blingby.com and on third-party websites, social media and as an Android or iOS mobile app through Google Play and iTunes.

“Blingby is a paradigm shift in marketing and advertising by transforming content into an informative, ’advert-less’ engagement applicable to different industries. We are excited to form this strategic alliance to help further transform Blingby’s unique platform,” said Rakesh Gupta, Founder and CEO, KiwiTech. “We’re committed to bringing the best of KiwiTech to help Blingby meet their business goals.”

“People’s tolerance to pushy and non-relevant and non-engaging marketing is rapidly diminishing. We built Blingby to solve this problem. We deliver a continuously-evolving, fully-immersive visual digital experience with high user engagement and conversion rates,” said Marcia Favale, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Blingby. “KiwiTech, with an extensive experience in the technology space, will augment our technology delivery to continuously reshape user engagement in digital media, helping us further deliver on the Blingby vision.”

KiwiTech brings a deep understanding of developed and emerging technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and visual recognition. “As part of this partnership, KiwiTech will provide exclusive technology capabilities to Blingby,” said Robert Stanicic, COO and Co-Founder of Blingby.

KiwiTech provides end-to-end digital technology solutions across a wide range of industries, including publishing, healthcare, media & entertainment, education, financial services, and government. It has quickly gained recognition as an innovator by investing in numerous early-stage startups and partnering with large enterprises. Leveraging world-class design and technology development capabilities and extensive expertise with content management and creation, KiwiTech enables companies to seamlessly add mobile to their technology stack. KiwiTech is based in Washington DC, with additional offices in New York and New Delhi, India.

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Newegg announces its most successful Black November to date

Strong Sales of VR and Gaming Notebooks Fuel the Most Successful Black November in Company History

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg, the holiday shopping destination of choice for tech enthusiasts, recently closed the books on its most successful Black November to date, driven in large part by strong sales from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday. In aggregate, during this five-day period Newegg sales increased 19.1% year-over-year. In contrast, online shopping as a whole increased 15.2% over that same period (Adobe Digital Insights, November 29, 2016). Newegg outpaced e-commerce industry trends with strong sales of virtual reality (VR) equipment, gaming notebooks and video game consoles. Popular PC upgrade components and accessories such as graphics cards, SSDs and monitors were also popular.

With less than three weeks until Christmas, Newegg offers some helpful tips for holiday shoppers in search of the perfect gift:

Ship to FedEx Locations
With so many people shopping online this time of year, it’s no surprise thieves are out in force. Customers can follow these recommendations to keep “porch pirates” at bay:

  • Take advantage of Newegg’s new “Hold for Pick-up at FedEx Location” option for secure storage and convenient pick up
  • When shipping to residential addresses, customers can track their order status to know when their packages will arrive and limit how long they sit unattended at their homes
  • And for added peace of mind, customers can install an IP/Network camera to deter thieves, and capture valuable visual evidence if a package is taken

Get to Know Shipping Deadlines
When shopping online in December, it’s valuable to understand various shipping deadlines. This will save customers money and help them avoid the frustration of gifts that arrive after Christmas.

Make Well-informed Purchasing Decisions
Finding the perfect gift – especially tech products – can be a daunting task. Before making a purchase, make sure to browse some of the millions of customer reviews on Newegg.com. And Newegg’s customer service team is always on hand to offer expert advice and support before and after purchase.

Understand the Ins and Outs of VR
Some of the hottest sellers this holiday are products that bring VR into the home. VR requires powerful computers; it’s possible a component or two may need to be upgraded to ensure a flawless VR experience. Visit Newegg’s VR portal to learn what you need and how to check to ensure your machine is VR-ready.

Whether shopping from home or on the go, Newegg’s desktop, mobile and app-based shopping experience is second to none. For more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest holiday deals from Newegg, visit http://www.newegg.com/HolidayDeals.

About Newegg Inc.
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 28 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site’s online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. Newegg operates Hybrid Centers in City of Industry, CA and Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Source: Newegg Inc.

Best Buy to accept pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset starting Feb. 16

Richfield, MN, 2016-Feb-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ever wanted to feel like you were in your favorite video game or jump over to a destination on the other side of the world? Well, virtual reality, or VR, is your way in, and you won’t have to wait much longer to make it happen.

On Feb. 16, Best Buy will begin to offer pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset, the latest in virtual reality technology, with a select gaming PC optimized to work with the device. The headset should be available later this spring.

To get the full Rift experience, you’ll need a PC that meets or exceeds the recommended system specifications for Rift, which is why the two products are packaged together. Fortunately, Best Buy offers seven PCs to choose from, including computers from Dell, Asus and more.

This is going to be a breakthrough year for VR because the immersive technology is getting easier for consumers to acquire. The Consumer Technology Association (CTS) estimates that virtual reality headset sales will increase 500 percent to 1.2 million units in 2016.

For more information, check out BestBuy.com.

SOURCE: Best Buy

 

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Best Buy to accept pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset starting Feb. 16

Best Buy to accept pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset starting Feb. 16