|By PR Newswire||
|December 14, 2012 03:39 AM EST||
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kudos Trading Co. (kudos.tc), the "thank you engine" for mobile giving, introduced three moving philanthropic kudos today to benefit the following non-profit organizations: Love, Light & Melody, The Thrive House for Youth, and Grassroot Soccer. Kudos Trading Co. offers three types of kudos: stationery (free), moving (philanthropic) and good (tangible, creme-de-la-creme gifts). Moving kudos raise money for select non-profit organizations. All three types of kudos can be shared on social networks like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Rugged Elegance. Rugged Elegance, "the soulful network," is where Kudos Trading Co. was born in 2011.
The Love, Light and Melody kudo is a partnership between Kudos Trading Co. co-founders, Jennifer King & Timothy Fredel, and DISPATCH drummer & lead singer, Brad Corrigan. Love, Light & Melody, is a philanthropic organization, created by Corrigan, that is dedicated to battling the physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of extreme poverty in the United States and Nicaragua. Recipients of the Love, Light and Melody kudo are presented with an original kudosong written, produced and sung by Brad Corrigan.
Leaving the music studio having produced his first kudosong which includes a banjo and a harmonica, Corrigan said, "We are super honored to be invited into this partnership of giving, so kudos to Kudos Trading Co.!"
King, an Internet and now a mobile pioneer, who had the vision for the Love, Light and Melody kudo, calls it 'The Holy Trinity of Giving:' A beautiful moving gift, an inspiring song, and a philanthropic donation in honor of the recipient. 100% of the proceeds from this kudo given go directly to support the non-profit organization, Love, Light and Melody."
Kudos Trading Co. has also created a holiday Thrive kudo to benefit The Thrive House for Youth, a community space in the heart of San Francisco that provides children and youth with a nurturing home-like environment to learn life skills, pursue their passions, form meaningful relationships, and thrive. Mentors, tutors, counselors, and educators from a dozen different youth serving organizations utilize The Thrive House to work with children across all ages, cultures, and socioeconomic groups. Thrive House for Youth Executive Director, Thuy Nguyen said, "With Jennifer and Tim's unique entrepreneurial talents and philanthropic leadership, both our volunteers and kids are creating a new culture of gratitude within our community." Children come to The Thrive House after school to be mentored intellectually, emotionally or spiritually. They are taught the importance of identifying what their "spark" is in life. Thuy added, "Now, via stationery kudos, at no cost, over 200 kids are learning the art of saying 'Thank you.'"
Moving kudo senders donate anywhere between $1 and $1100 per kudo ~ in the name of their recipient. The Thrive kudo presents an animated snowman holding an ice cream cone who ice skates the shape of a heart around the word 'T H R I V E.' In one week, during a beta-test with Rugged Elegance members, the Thrive kudo ( kudos.tc/thrive ) raised nearly $2,000 for The Thrive House for Youth.
Grassroot Soccer, which uses the power of soccer to fight AIDS in Africa, benefits from every "You Make A World of Difference" moving kudo ( http://kudos.tc/grs ). Tommy Clark, co-founder of Grassroot Soccer, said, "Jennifer King, Tim Fredel and the King family have been long-time supporters of GRS. We are grateful to be promoted as a Select Rugged Elegance Philanthropy and as a beneficiary of the King Fredel's second mobile venture, Kudos Trading Co. "
"At the Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit, this past summer, I was inspired by Oprah Winfrey, Jon Bon Jovi, Kathy Ireland, Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, Steve Forbes and many others from around the world who have become social entrepreneurs," said Jennifer Carolyn King, co-founder of Rugged Elegance, Kudos Trading Co. and The Thrive House for Youth. "We had been giving a portion of the proceeds from every good kudo to a Select Rugged Elegance Philanthropy. Now, we have created a line of moving kudos where 100% of the proceeds goes to support our Select Philanthropies. Where Rugged Elegance provides an online forum for philanthropists, Kudos provides an easy-to-use mobile tool to give and spread good in the world."
"As the holiday giving season nears full swing, Kudos Trading Co. is creating a simple way to acknowledge friends, co-workers and family in a stressless and meaningful way without breaking the bank," said Timothy Fredel, Kudos.tc co-founder. "And for that certain recipient who is in search of a small, creme-de-la-creme gift? Kudos also allows you to send a scoop of Humphry Slocombe ice cream, a Pacific Puff, handmade XOX Truffles, Fleur*t flowers, Corazon juice, or a Coolhaus ice cream sandwich to help loved-ones end the year on a sweet note!"
SOURCE Kudos Trading Co.
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy.
Jan. 26, 2015 07:45 PM EST Reads: 2,476
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold. Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Pa...
Jan. 26, 2015 06:15 PM EST Reads: 3,852
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness, and in-car entertainment and this excitement will bleed into other areas. On the commercial side, m...
Jan. 26, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 2,804
SYS-CON Events announced today that CodeFutures, a leading supplier of database performance tools, has been named a “Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. CodeFutures is an independent software vendor focused on providing tools that deliver database performance tools that increase productivity during database development and increase database performance and scalability during production.
Jan. 26, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 1,669
Dale Kim is the Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jan. 26, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 3,068
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. He discussed opportunities and challenges ahead for the IoT from a market and technical point of vie...
Jan. 26, 2015 05:45 PM EST Reads: 3,112
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Jan. 26, 2015 05:00 PM EST Reads: 7,608
Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, addressed the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream; Brendan O'Brien, co-founder of Aria Systems, Bart Copeland, president and CEO of ActiveState Software; Jim Cowie, chief scientist at Dyn; Dave Wagstaff, VP and chief architect at BSQUARE Corporation; Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, Inc.; and Andris Gailitis, C...
Jan. 26, 2015 05:00 PM EST Reads: 2,522
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 26, 2015 02:30 PM EST Reads: 2,352
Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, discussed how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your online presence.
Jan. 26, 2015 02:15 PM EST Reads: 2,928
SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by mining large volumes of unstructured data, and how data tracking delivers uptime when it matters most.
Jan. 26, 2015 02:00 PM EST Reads: 3,529
In this Women in Technology Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing at Verizon Enterprise, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO at MetraTech; Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems; Seema Jethani, Director of Product Management at Basho Technologies; Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell Inc.; Anne Hungate, Senior Director of Software Quality at DIRECTV, discussed what path they took to find their spot within the technology industry and how do they see opportunities for other women in their area of expertise.
Jan. 26, 2015 01:45 PM EST Reads: 2,114
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
Jan. 26, 2015 01:15 PM EST Reads: 2,280
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
Jan. 26, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 3,872
SYS-CON Media announced that Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow, has launched a new ad campaign in Cloud Computing Journal. The ad campaign, a webcast titled 'Is Your Data Center Ready for the Application Economy?', focuses on the latest data center networking technologies, including SDN or ACI, and how customers are using SDN and ACI in their organizations to achieve business agility. The Cisco webcast is available on-demand.
Jan. 26, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,327
"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 26, 2015 11:30 AM EST Reads: 2,549
Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are increasing at an unprecedented rate. The threat landscape of today is drastically different than just a few years ago. Attacks are much more organized and sophisticated. They are harder to detect and even harder to anticipate. In the foreseeable future it's going to get a whole lot harder. Everything you know today will change. Keeping up with this changing landscape is already a daunting task. Your organization needs to use the latest tools, methods and expertise to guard against those threats. But will that be enough? In the foreseeable future attacks w...
Jan. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,917
As enterprises move to all-IP networks and cloud-based applications, communications service providers (CSPs) – facing increased competition from over-the-top providers delivering content via the Internet and independently of CSPs – must be able to offer seamless cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions that can scale for small, midsize, and large enterprises, as well as public sector organizations, in order to keep and grow market share. The latest version of Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite gives CSPs the capability to do just that. In addition, its integration ...
Jan. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,854
Building low-cost wearable devices can enhance the quality of our lives. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sai Yamanoor, Embedded Software Engineer at Altschool, provided an example of putting together a small keychain within a $50 budget that educates the user about the air quality in their surroundings. He also provided examples such as building a wearable device that provides transit or recreational information. He then reviewed the resources available to build wearable devices at home including open source hardware, the raw materials required and the options available to power s...
Jan. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,084
“The age of the Internet of Things is upon us,” stated Thomas Svensson, senior vice-president and general manager EMEA, ThingWorx, “and working with forward-thinking companies, such as Elisa, enables us to deploy our leading technology so that customers can profit from complete, end-to-end solutions.” ThingWorx, a PTC® (Nasdaq: PTC) business and Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced on Monday that Elisa, Finnish provider of mobile and fixed broadband subscriptions, will deploy ThingWorx® platform technology to enable a new Elisa IoT service in Finland and Estonia.
Jan. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 1,585