Giochi Preziosi cede Giocoplast e Como Giochi al fondo Atlante Private Equity

Giochi Preziosi cede Giocoplast e Como Giochi al fondo Atlante Private Equity
… Daniela Polizzi e Carlo Turchetti, scrivono che nel capitale della newco sarebbero entrati anche due nuovi manager-soci e cioé Paolo Iacono (ex Hasbro e Atari) e Massimiliano Benci (cfo del venture incubator Digital Magics, che ha agito …
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RCS Nest: le prime startup già pronte a spiccare il volo nel “nido” di RCS e
A pochi mesi dall'annuncio della nascita di Rcs Nest, l'acceleratore di startup di RCS MediaGroup e Digital Magics, i due partner raccontano le prime startup incubate, lo spazio che le ospita e i prossimi passi di un progetto unico nel panorama editoriale.
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Incentivi possibili
In questi ultimi giorni il supporto all'iniziativa, lanciata all'incirca un mese attraverso un post di Pierluigi Paracchi, è arrivato da tantissimi protagonisti dell'ecosistema startup e del made in Italy: Salvo Mizzi (Working Capital), Enrico …
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'Dragon Age: Inquisition' writer talks about bringing characters to life

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' writer talks about bringing characters to life
Kirby prefaced the fictional letter with the following comments on The Grey Lady's true skills beyond the simple use of destructive magics. Vivienne was fun to write because she let me play around with different ways for a character to be powerful. Any …
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Age of Wonders 3 review
The leader creator offers up all manner of combinations, as well as schools of magic – entirely separate from class and race – which will define much of the ensuing game. The life as a goblin Dreadnaught will see filthy hives of scurrying green …
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Problemi per i regali tra amici? Ora la colletta si fa online con Growish
… offre il primo servizio in Italia per raccogliere denaro sul Web, il collective payment, e comprare un regalo per qualsiasi occasione, da Natale al compleanno, dalla nascita all'anniversario: il servizio è sviluppato con il supporto dell'incubatore …
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Tablet Set to Replace Desktop Explains Birmingham SEO Agency


Birmingham, UK (PRWEB UK) 31 March 2014

Since Google launched its mobile device reporting in Analytics last year, Birmingham SEO Agency, Essential Marketer, has seen tablet devices gain more ground over its desktop and mobile cousins.

Explains Essential Marketer Managing Director, Steve Feeney: Since Google introduced its separate mobile reporting weve seen a consistent rise in our clients Analytics showing tablets gaining higher percentages of usage over desktop and mobile.

So many people have been focused on converting their sites for mobile rather than tablet, and as a result they could be missing out on thousands in lost revenue.

Everybody wants to make the jump to make sure their site is mobile friendly without looking at whos actually visiting their site and through which device, when really they should be designing their site for tablet users over mobile.

Before mobile tracking was separated out, it was assumed that the share of the traffic was between desktop and mobile with tablet being a mere afterthought. Much research has been carried out in the last six months which has started to highlight the importance of tablet users. This, combined with Essential Marketers own findings seeks to highlight the importance of tablet devices.

As a lifestyle phenomenon sofa searching has been completely underestimated by a lot of marketers; our statistics prove that sofa searching brings more conversions than mobile searching. The team at Essential has analysed many of their clients and found that, not only is there a high percentage of traffic coming from tablets, but this is accompanied with a higher percentage in conversion rates than for mobile and in some instances desktop showing significant increases in revenue.

Native advertising has had its role to play on the way marketers have tried to make content fit across all platforms; the result is that it just doesnt work.

When a new client comes to us we look at conversion across all devices and, if a client has an ecommerce site, getting the site optimised for tablet devices is a given.

With evidence from our clients showing revenue increases of up to 50% all sites, in particular ecommerce sites can no longer afford to overlook this vital marketing tool, concludes Steve.

For more information or advice on mobile search engine optimisation visit http://www.essentialmarketer.com.







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Emerald Waterways embark on their maiden voyage


(PRWEB UK) 19 April 2014

The wait is now over for those who had booked a cabin on the Magical Rhine and Moselle river cruise with Emerald Waterways; they are currently guests on the maiden voyage of recently-christened Emerald Sky. The Star-Ship has now set sail from the iconic Swiss capital of Basel on a 12-day journey of discovery along the Rhine and Moselle rivers.

The lucky few who are currently onboard this revolutionary ship will be some of the first to discover the future of river cruising. The ships sleek, stylish and innovative interior is perfectly accessorised with cutting-edge features, including an indoor swimming pool that converts to a cinema in the evening, and contemporary d

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Michigan native showcases state in 'Jinn,' a supernatural scare story
They are murderous, mystical fire beings with a penchant for vengeance and an arsenal of supernatural powers. And they are on the loose in Michigan. Or at least they're on the loose in Michigan in “Jinn,” a family-curse horror film made here over the …
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'That Demon Within': Bay Area's Wu scores with thriller
But it's not that simple: Something within Dave has changed. He begins to see visions and feels the Demon King inside of him – as if they are spiritually entwined. Does the Demon King truly have supernatural powers and is literally getting inside Dave …
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Los Angeles is Home to Indie Film From Around The World on April 19th at NFMLA


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

This month NewFilmmakers LA film festival will demonstrate its focus as a platform for independent filmmakers by showcasing a feature film created by a production team based out of Oklahoma.

Fall Films was established in Oklahoma in 2009 and has since then produced 13 feature films, all with a budget of three thousand dollars or less. Fall Films has a grass roots following in Oklahoma, and NFMLA hopes to bring their popularity to Los Angeles.

More information about their film Tarsus, and the other short films that will be shown during the NFMLA film fest on April 19th at the AT&T Center in Downtown LA is included below.

TARSUS Director Mickey Reece

Patricia Peters is a piece of damaged goods fresh off a five-year prison stay after taking a fall into methamphetamine addiction. Patricia goes to Narcotics Anonymous after her release, but her support system is membrane-thin. Her sponsor Johnny McQuire has precious little willpower of his own, and it hardly helps that the two find each other just in time to hold hands and jump back into the abyss.

With a micro budget, this film directed by Oklahoma native Mickey Reece has already been accepted to 7 film festivals including the Uptown Film Festival in Michigan where Mickey Reece received an award for Best Director and star Rebecca Cox took home the Best Actress award. Tarsus also won the Platinum Reel Award at the Nevada Film Festival.

CLUB MAGIC MOMENT Director Zachary Volker

Unemployed and desperate, Bill Ellis pays an eccentric criminal a large sum of money for a job opportunity. As a last-ditch effort to turn his life around, Ellis plots a daring heist at an underground suburban casino to get the money back.

In 2011, director Zachary Volker was awarded the Rooftop Films Short Filmmaking Fund Grant to make Club Magic Moment. It stars Adam Harrington who can be seen on shows such as Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parenthood, and Scrubs. Alongside Adam stars Jeremy Holm (What Would You Do, Law and Order), Bobby Lamont (Smash, Shadowboxing), John Weigand (The Immigrant, Virgin Alexander), and James Dybas (Miami Vice).

COMING OUT Director Taylor Gahm

Tanners coming out of the closet takes an unexpected turn, testing the limits of love and acceptance by his family.

Besides screening at this months NFMLA festival, Coming Out has been selected to screen at the Crossroad Film Festival, Kansas City Film Fest, and Boston LGBT Film Festival. It also recently won an award for Best Cinematography at the Houston WorldFest. Coming Out is Taylor Gahms directorial debut.

LAST STOP IN SANTA ROSA Director Elizabeth Lo

An elderly couple who runs a hospice for dying animals questions the ethics of pet euthanasia. Old animals that would have normally been put down are given a chance to live out the rest of their lives – but they must also endure the trials of aging. Through the struggles of a blind shepherding dog, and a wheelchair-bound Chihuahua, difficult questions come to the fore: were these elderly, disabled animals meant to live?

Through this documentary film Elizabeth Lo hopes to evoke questions about what it means to induce death or prolong life. Besides directing Elizabeth has also produced various television documentary series including OWNs Our America with Lisa Ling.

LUNA Director Antonio Perez

In a remote, desolate town, a cold-blooded serial killer invades a family’s quiet home. The sole survivor of his latest crime is a young girl, who does everything she can to escape before the mysterious stranger finds her.

Luna premiered at Screamfest in October 2013 where it won the award for Best Short Film. Since then it has played at the Sacramento Horror Festival and the Hollywood Horror Festival where it won for Best Cinematography. Los Angeles based film director Antonio Perezs also co-wrote the feature length version of his short film The Raven, which Universal will produce with Gerard Butler attached to star.

SURPRISE Director Leslie Bumgarner

Starring Academy Award nominated actress Tess Harper (Crimes of the Heart), this film is about a mother and son who confess their secrets. Tess can recently be seen in hit shows such as True Detective, Breaking Bad, and Revenge.

THE BEST FRIEND Director Melissa Sadoff Oren

The quintessential best friend in a romantic comedy must ditch the sidekick role and finally become the star of her own life.

Lead Kim Shaw is best known for her work in Shes Out of My League, Did You Hear About the Morgans, and guest star appearances on Anger Management, Two and a Half Men, and How I Met Your Mother.

THE CHICKEN SUIT Director A.K. Hottman

A dark comedy about a man going on the run from a loan shark in order to protect his girlfriend from the disaster he’s created. All while wearing a chicken suit.

WERE HAVING SEX Director Michael Callahan

In an effort to save their sex-starved relationship, David and Kate decide to raise the stakes: have sex that night or break up.

BIGGER Director Chad Fisher

The girl of Jims dreams needsmore. Said penis enlargement surgery costs five-thousand dollars more than Jim can afford yet.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR Director Minho Ha

‘Love Thy Neighbor’ is the story about a young African-American boy, Ben, and a Korean woman, Jinsook, forming a friendship leading up to the 1992 L.A. riots.

Located in Downtown LA, AT&T Center is the Presenting Venue Sponsor of NFMLA. Founded in 2007, NFMLA has screened over 750+ films from over 43 countries. NFMLA boasts over 20,000 supporters locally. The organization provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized with title supporters Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wells Fargo, SAG-AFTRA and LA Weekly.

For information and to purchase tickets to the NewFilmmakers LA April 19th screening, please visit http://www.newfilmmakersla.com/.







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ChixSC Towels Proven More Effective than Cotton for Foodservice Sanitizing


Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

New third-party test results released by Chicopee, a PGI company, shows that ChixSC Sanitizer Compatible Foodservice Towels consistently outperformed cotton and paper towels by 200 percent when measuring the strength of sanitizer they absorb and release onto food preparation surfaces.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of the 48 million cases of food-borne illnesses in the United States each year are linked to restaurant and food establishments. In addition, costs associated with foodborne illnesses range from $ 12-$ 25 billion annually and an outbreak could run into millions of dollars for a single foodservice operation.

Despite faithful compliance with cleaning and sanitization protocols, restaurants may still be exposing customers to bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses by using cotton or paper towels, which diminish the germ-fighting power of standard quat- and chlorine-based sanitizers. Up to 40% of the potency from the solution in sanitizer buckets can be locked up in cotton towels due to a chemical bond that forms between the towel and the sanitizer.

Made with a proprietary blend of nonwoven synthetic fibers, ChixSC towels release the sanitizer at full-potency. Because ChixSC towels are compatible with both quat- and chlorine-based sanitizers, they simplify the sanitizing process and make training staff easier. Available in white, blue, yellow and red, CHIX SC sanitizer compatible foodservice towels also support color-coded zone cleaning protocols.

Foodservice operators can visit http://www.CHIXSC.com to view a demonstration of the sanitizer depletion/compatibility phenomenon. Visitors to the site can also order free test kits at ChixSC.com and make a direct comparison between the performance of their current towel and ChixSC.

About Chicopee

Chicopee-Americas, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a subsidiary of PGI, a worldwide leader in the manufacturer of nonwoven cleaning fabrics and packaged wipes for healthcare, hygiene and industry. Chicopees North America division provides roll goods and finished, packaged wipes for foodservice, building maintenance, healthcare, general purpose and consumer retail applications. The European division provides finished , packaged wipes and roll goods engineered for automotive aftermarket, food service, building maintenance, industrial, healthcare, consumer home care, and consumer personal care applications.

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3 of Magic’s Biggest Card Tricks Revealed

Cali Faces – This extended video is for all you true magic lovers! The Godfather of Magic aka Vinny reveals 3 of the biggest card tricks in magic. See more a…
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Author K.R. Lugo Unveils a Mind-Blowing Mystery Thriller in New Fiction


Spanish Springs, Nev. (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

Society is in a complete shambles, leaving behind a bloodthirsty world that practically worships pain and suffering. Sitting at the helm is Marcus Powers, the most powerful individual the world has ever known and the person controlling so many aspects of life with his tremendous financial influence. Hes the impetus behind the popular Games, a highly publicized, fight-to-the-death drama that pits prison inmates against one another for the sake of entertainment.

Even so, Powers influence is not enough; he wants to be president, the keeper of the people, leading the citizens of the United States into new territory. This man, filled with evil and bemused by mans pathetic antics, has a plan, and he dares anyone to challenge his desire to mold a new world in his own image. But a small congregation of pious men and women recognize and understand the prophetic signs of each broken seal reflected by the sorry state of the society. With a Bible clutched in his right hand and an automatic weapon in his left, excommunicated priest Father OBannion and his tiny band of devout parishioners will risk everything to save the world from evil.

Prey for the Soulless (published by iUniverse) by K. R. Lugo is an action-packed struggle between good and evil, where men and women are trained as gladiators and tossed into a modern-day arena to fight one another in a game of death to entertain the wagering world. Miraculously blessed with the gift of inner-sight, an excommunicated priest identifies the ultimate villaina charismatic deceiver whose supernatural power and wealth are unmatchedand leads his parishioners on a spiritual quest to meet Marcus Powers in the den of iniquity and conquer both him and his demonic spawn.

About the Author

K. R. Lugo graduated from law school in 2001. He is also the author of Schism. Lugo and his wife, Alisa, live in Nevada. Readers can access the authors website on http://www.darkwriterllc.com.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Readers Choice, Rising Star and Editors Choice designationsself-publishings only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.







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Sensex down 117 points; Realty, IT stocks major losers

Sensex down 117 points; Realty, IT stocks major losers
Added to this will be the near-term risks of an El-Nino phenomenon that might lead to renewed surprises in food inflation to the higher side. Based on the above, we rule out the possibility of any easing of stance in the monetary policy in the months …
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The Bullwhip Effect and Your Supply Chain
Even if you have never heard of this effect, perhaps you are familiar with the beer distribution game, which is an experiment designed to show the dynamics of managing a supply chain. … There are numerous reasons cited for this phenomenon. First of …
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Race Against Time
Like a lot of bad ideas and bad behaviors, "racism" is not a purely subjective phenomenon. There are arguably racist political … The ad makes no reference to race, and most of the workers it shows appear to be white. The candidate who campaigned on …
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