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Fitting The Description Statement on Call For Formal Investigation of West Hollywood Sheriff Department by Entertainer Wyclef Jean

All of us must be willing to take our stories forward for there to ever be justice.

West Hollywood, CA, USA — Fitting The Description founder and executive director Charles Belk issued the following statement about the detainment and handcuffing of entertainer Wyclef Jean because he was “fitting the description” and his call for a formal investigation into the matter by the West Hollywood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.

“It’s inspiring to hear that Wyclef Jean is calling for a formal investigation. More attention needs to continuously be brought to those incidents like Wyclef’s, because it gives society a chance to possibly disclose the underlying cause. We seem to focus on only those incidents where an apparently innocent Black man ends up dead, and at that point, while you may or may not have some video, you indeed only have one side of the story, because, unfortunately, the other side can’t be told. I was fortunate to be able to tell my side of the story, and to see someone with the celebrity status of Wyclef be willing to take his story forward in search of the truth is what we always should do. All of us, need to take our stories forward. Don’t think that just because you’re not a famous entertainer or a “Hollywood Producer”, that people won’t listen. They WILL listen. Social media is definitely listening, and it has millions of ears! We have to all be willing to get M.A.D., and Make A Difference. I strongly encourage the new commander of the West Hollywood Station, Captain Sergio A. Aloma, and West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister to honor Mr. Jean’s request and launch an investigation immediately.”

On August 22, 2014, Charles Belk was mistakenly identified as an armed bank robber because he fit the description of a tall, bald, Black male. Although Belk was held on the curb in handcuffs for 45 minutes, and then arrested and held under a $100,000 bail for 6 hours, he was later released as innocent. Since his arrest, Charles Belk, a long-time West Hollywood-adjacent resident, launched a nationwide effort, #AutoErase, through the non-profit Fitting The Description, to educate and inform those about the perils of wrongful arrest records, and engage legislation to alleviate the burden and costs incurred by the innocent to remove those arrest records. The legislation has been signed into law in four states and is now current legislation in 14 states.

About Fitting The Description
Fitting The Description, a 501.c.3, tax exempt, non-profit organization, was established to help build awareness of wrongful detentions and arrests that occur each day because an individual “fit the description.” The organization helps educate and inform others about the perils of wrongful arrests records, and advocates for alleviating the burden and costs incurred by the innocent to remove those arrest records.

Media Contact:
Mark Williams
Fitting The Description Inc.
PO Box 93181
Los Angeles, CA 90093
213-632-6390
mwilliams@fittingthedescription.org
http://www.fittingthedescription.org

MintShow Debuts New App at TechCrunch Disrupt with New Twist on Social Media, Using Gamification to Motivate Members

New Online Community Lets Users Share Moments In Time to Achieve, Share, and Celebrate Personal Accomplishments.

San Francisco, CA, USA — At TechCrunch Disrupt being held here this week, You Are a CEO, Inc., will be introducing the MintShow app and online community in Startup Alley. MintShow offers a new approach to social networking by using gamification to encourage MintShow community members to share personal achievements. MintShow also promises to provide a unique opportunity for brands to reach target consumers by areas of interest and accomplishment.

Unlike other social media networks that use comments, shares, and likes, MintShow celebrates Moments IN Time (MINTs), using High Fives, CompliMints, and ReMints that allow members to share their everyday accomplishments and encourage other members. MintShow posts are organized to motivate, inspire, or educate, and use specific Showrooms to target posts by area of interest and achievement. Showrooms cover a wide range of topics such as health and fitness, nutrition, parenting, travel, inspiration, nature, and entrepreneurship. The beta version of the MintShow mobile app is now available for iOS and Android.

“The social networking market is worth $11 billion dollars and the self-improvement market is worth almost $10 billion and until now, no one has found a way to bring the two together,” said Michael E. Parker, founder of You Are a CEO. “With MintShow we have created an environment where members share positive moments in time to help them focus on personal achievement, without the negatives such as offensive posts or cyberbullying. This is a unique blend of social networking, self-improvement, and gamification, and beta users have already shown us that they love the concept. We are delighted to be able to debut MintShow at TechCrunch.”

Parker sees a number of commercial possibilities for MintShow. Custom advertising can be offered in the context of improved health, wealth, career, and relationship. Advertisers also can create their own showrooms to highlight products and services. Eventually, MintShow also will have a shopping option where users can click to purchase.

The concept behind MintShow is based on behavioral science. Research shows that to achieve personal goals requires motivation which is driven by small wins and positive reinforcement. For ongoing success, achievement has to become a habit triggered by brain’s subconscious. By sharing moments of inspiration and positive reinforcement, MintShow promotes the release dopamine to the brain, creating a positive experience that helps develop a habit for success.

Beta users can sign up by downloading the MintShow app from the iTunes store or Google Play. MintShow is also available on the web at http://mintshowapp.com.

About You Are A CEO
You Are A CEO is a product development company that provides tools to help individuals take charge of their lives and live a self-achievement lifestyle. You Are A CEO offers books, seminars, and other tools to motivate people to become the CEO of their lives, empowering them to achieve their dreams by changing their mindset. Beyond knowing where to find the right information, success requires you to apply that information and feel empowered to overcome obstacles along the way.

For more information, visit http://www.youareaceo.com.

Contact:
Tom Woolf, Director of PR
Gumas Advertising
(415) 621-7575
twoolf@gumas.com

Why JockMenLive.com, the “Facebook” for Muscle, registers a monthly Growth of +108 Percent

When Social Media Meets Live Cam – the next generation of Gay Adult Entertainment

The Netherlands, August 25, 2016 – How to bring innovation in the adult industry? A totally unique LiveCam – Social Media – Hookup / Dating and forum platform is registering an overwhelming success. It’s the next generation in Adut Entertainment, Social Media meeting Live Cam.

JockMenLive, the online community for bodybuilders, male athletes, jocks and their admirers, decided to offer community-driven environment to their free members where… they get paid to post! They can spend their JockBucks on a cam show with one of the over 250 models ready to flex their muscles in (and out) their posing trunks, custom made muscle pics & videos, tips and bodybuilding sponsorships.

In addition to this, members have their own profiles, can interact over Skype, communicate via news-feeds, or even broadcast their own shows for fun and profit. Coming next will be new dating and Hook-up Tools, allowing members and models to find Mr. Right, Mr. Right Now, or even arrange Live Muscle Worship sessions with some of the top names in the muscle world.

“From the inception of JockMenLive, we wanted to create a new kind of user experience”, says JML lead, Shaun L, “Cam sites are ubiquitous, and sex is easy to come by online. What our members kept telling us is that they were looking for something more. The wanted ‘relationship’ , and to be part of something.. We surveyed them, asking them for specific suggestions, then we delivered. That’s how our platform became the next generation in Gay Adult Entertainment: a totally unique Live Cam – Social Media – Hookup / Dating and forum platform.”

All started with a much-requested old-fashioned forum, where members could exchange pics, interact with models and with each other, and exchange information. According to Shaun L, “We were a little terrified, as there is little worse than an empty, inactive forum – but our members got busy making that space their own. That feature has been an overwhelming success.”

The other most frequently requested feature was the ability to use Skype. “Skype has always been the enemy of normal cam sites. Models can easily be tempted off-site, and the losses can be staggering to a small company such as ours. But, we decided to listen to what our members were saying: Skype still provides the most intimate cam-to-cam, voice to voice experience, and our members really want intimacy.”

“The internet is an amazing tool”, Shaun L continues, “but research has shown that it can also lead to social isolation. We want to use this media to allow people to come together. Our members were clear – they want our platform to increase their connectedness to other human beings. It’s our goal to provide a fully realized Social Cam site for this Market, and then expand to new niche’s over time. Once we make JockMenLive.com the Facebook of Muscle, we can do the same for any other fan group. We’ll never be the Walmart of the Cam world, nor do we wish to be. We’d much rather be known for great concierge level service, unique products, and for really listening to our valued members.”

The idea to create a concierge service for their members proved to be successful, JockMenLive has been growing at an average rate of +108% per month. “Plus, our members are very loyal because they are treated as a community, not as consumers.”

JockMenLive.com is now bringing fans of the masculine male, everything they asked for – Live Cam with some of the most famous faces in the adult and bodybuilding world, forums, videos, facebook style profiles where members can upload photos, videos, interact using news-feeds, and leave reviews of any models anywhere.

To learn more about JockMenLive.com or to request more pictures, please contact press@jockmenlive.com

Contact:
Shaun L
Better Cam Company B.V.
Dokweg 27/B
1976 CA, IJmuiden,
The Netherlands
415-462-5913
press@jockmenlive.com
http://jockmenlive.com

New technology solves digital overload for family memories

San Diego, CA, December 14, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Have you ever had the issue of looking for a specific photo and can’t find it? You thumb scroll endlessly but there’s no effective way to sift through all those photos every time you’re looking for something specific.

OurHive™ is the newest family app that combines patented technology and a private family network to deal with this growing issue of digital overload. The app is now live on Google Play, the App Store and as a Web App at www.GetOurHive.com.

OurHive combines the best features of a photo and video application with a private social network created especially for families. With the OurHive app, family photos and videos can be automatically tagged, organized and instantly shared with only the people you care most about. Once a private Hive is created, family members can upload and share photos and videos with each other using their iPhones, iPads, Android phones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers. All files are archived in high resolution and can be viewed and downloaded anytime.

“For many families, life is full of sacred moments that should be treasured and preserved for generations to come,” said Stephen D. Rosen, co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of OurHive. “Today’s digital world has made sharing information convenient, but too often that sharing is made with impersonal detachment. OurHive is for people who appreciate the special intimacy that comes with sharing special memories.”

Photo and video sharing within mass-market social networks can sometimes be compromised by unauthorized use and manipulation of media. Special attention has been made with OurHive’s cloud interface to ensure the best security. Photos and videos are encrypted every step in the journey from devices to OurHive servers and back again, and the content can only be accessed by invited, password-protected members.

Because archiving and tracking family photo albums is important, the OurHive app was designed to make tagging and organization simple and accessible. Every photo and video you take with the iOS or Android app ‘automagically’ adds a caption and location from your calendar, along with the closest address when GPS is enabled. You can then edit the filename, add tags and captions and give your photos the same context that writing on the back in ink used to for print photographs.

“Whether it’s your child’s first birthday or grandma’s retirement party, OurHive encourages the family to share all of the pictures and videos they take — not just a few chosen ones that you put on Facebook or Instagram,” said Jeff Symon, co-founder and president. “With OurHive, anyone in your Hive can download any picture they want from any of their internet-connected devices. No more having to remember to text or email individual photos later.”

How OurHive Works

Starting your own Hive begins with one family member starting a free 20GB Family Hive by visiting GetOurHive.com or downloading the “OurHive” app on Google Play and the App Store. They can then invite as many family members or close friends as they want into their secure, private Hive. Each user can then download the free app on the iOS or Android device of their choice and start contributing and sharing family memories.

OurHive™ automatically stores your photos and videos in high resolution in your own private network. Anyone in your family Hive can download anytime they want and future updates will allow for even more functionality.

Visit us a www.GetOurHive.com to sign up and learn more, and join the conversation athttps://www.facebook.com/getourhive

Contact-Details: Kyle Strickland – kyle@ourhive.biz
www.GetOurHive.com

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You Are A CEO To Debut at Collision with New Platform that Combines Social Media and Gamification for Personal Achievement

New Online Community Applies Habit Reinforcement to Motivate Members to Achieve, Share, and Celebrate Personal Accomplishments.

Las Vegas (May 4, 2015) — At the Collision conference for technology start-ups being held here this week, You Are A CEO will be showcasing its new online community that lets you achieve, share, and celebrate personal goals using gamification as a motivator. The You Are A CEO site currently has 5,000 beta users and is designed to inspire, celebrate, and reward you for daily achievements in your health, relationships, finances, and career while providing the opportunity to motivate and give accolades to others. The online community was created to harness the power of habit reinforcement to help you take charge of all aspects of your life because you are the CEO of your life.

Developed by founder and CEO Michael E. Parker, author, popular public speaker, and successful entrepreneur, You Are A CEO was developed to help people consistently achieve, while encouraging others to do the same. The concept is built on findings from behavioral scientists that to achieve personal goals requires motivation, small wins, and positive reinforcement. While motivation to achieve can get you started toward your goals, it’s habit – the unconscious behaviors of the brain – that ultimately enables you to succeed. You Are A CEO has been developed as a positive gathering place where members forge positive habits for achievement. Members can exchange information, inspiration, and learn new life skills to triumph through personal breakthroughs and motivation. It also provides the ideal forum for marketers to reach consumers who are looking to improve their lives.

“Collision is a great forum to announce You Are A CEO, since our social media startup is the first of its kind to bring social media and gamification together to enable personal achievement,” said Parker. “With You Are A CEO, we have created an online environment to help shape your thoughts and actions to stay focused on achieving. It all starts with how you think, which impacts how you feel and what you actually do. I spend my time inspiring others to be their best in business and their personal lives. Through You Are A CEO, we have developed a forum where we can inspire each other to achieve any goal and have fun while doing it.”

Personal Advancement Through Gamification
Members can use the community to reach personal, professional, and financial goals, capture positive moments, ask others for encouragement, and provide encouragement in return. The You Are A CEO environment is structured to create a positive, achievement-oriented mindset that makes successful patterns a consistent habit. The negative reinforcement and unhealthy emotional patterns inherent in society create negative belief systems that make it difficult to overcome obstacles. You Are A CEO uses the “cue-routine-reward” model and persuasive technology to help rewire attitudes to promote positive outcomes for achievable goals.

Personal goals can include anything from losing weight, getting a raise, establishing a budget, or saving for a trip. Members also capture positive moments like making it through a hard day, receiving some good news on the job, or hearing from a close friend.

An Integrated Marketing Platform
Parker plans to offer You Are A CEO as an integrated marketing platform to organizations seeking to reach success-minded consumers. The platform will support demographic targeting, geographic targeting, behavioral targeting, and psychographic targeting for research and marketing.

Advertising and direct marketing opportunities will be offered as banner space, sponsored game components, sponsored sections of the site, and more. The site is ideal for companies offering products and services that promote health, personal development, wealth management, and a better lifestyle.

During beta testing, interested users can request an invitation for access and receive weekly email updates. It is scheduled for release later this summer online and as a mobile app for both iOS and Android. For more information, visit http://www.youareaceo.com.

About You Are A CEO
You Are A CEO is a movement that uses a gamified social achievement platform to keep people motivated to achieve and live a more fulfilling life. You Are A CEO cultivates the mindset, personal qualities, and habits that help you experience the euphoria of a more fulfilling life. The platform provides a community of positivity with an infrastructure that allows you to stay motivated to achieve your health, relationship, finance, and career goals.

You Are A CEO will be available as a mobile app for iOS or Android, or can be accessed from any web browser. For more information, visit http://www.youareaceo.com.

Contact:
Tom Woolf, Director of PR
Gumas Advertising
(415) 621-7575
twoolf@gumas.com

Zoli’s Virtual Fans Catapult New Single “Like A Star”

Hungarian pop sensation ZOLI launched his latest single “Like a Star” this week on the shoulders of virtual fans across the globe.

On Aug. 8, ZOLI concluded a Facebook contest where fans voted “Like a Star” to the first of three singles released – a unique, fan-focused approach that is paying off.

ZOLI’s work is a soulful pop-fusion. A trained jazz singer, classical pianist, songwriter, and a pop idol in his native Hungary, ZOLI formed his own record label, Z Music Entertainment, in 2012 and works with an international team, including noted LA-based mixer Rudy Haeusermann (K$esha, Hanson, En Vogue and Tupac).

“Making music has to be a fun process,” ZOLI said in a recent interview. “And using tools like Facebook (www.facebook.com/zolimusic), my website (www.zolimusic.com), Jango, electronic polls, online contests and email to include my fans was very new and exciting.”

“Admittedly the hardest part of this kind of development is trying to keep the personal connection in a virtual world,” ZOLI said. And while it is the reaction of live audience that inspires him, social media and the Web transcends borders and brings ZOLI’s work to the wider world with this latest release.

Contact Details: Brad Runge, Managing Director
Z Music Entertainment
1112- Budapest
Beregszasz 64
Hungary
(P) +36 70 234-9839
(E) brad@zmusicrecords.net
(W) www.zolimusic.com
(Fb) www.facebook.com/zolimusic
(T) www. twitter.com/zolimusic

DIRECT2TV $1,000 Scholarship Contest Ending June 1, 2013!

The deadline for entries to Direct2tv.com’s first ever scholarship contest, the “Media and Technology Blogging Scholarship” is quickly approaching. The scholarship, focusing on the connection between media and technology, ends on Saturday, June 1 at 5 p.m.

The “Media and Technology Blogging Scholarship” is a $1,000 scholarship open to all high school seniors graduating or earning a GED between May 1, 2013 and August 1, 2013. Applicants must be enrolled as a freshman in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the fall 2013 semester.

To apply before the June 1, 2013 deadline, applicants must write a blog post that answers the following questions:
• What draws you to various types of technology?
• What do you take away from them?
• Are you driven by social, academic, technological or other interests?

Students should write a 300-1,000 word blog entry detailing how they interact with technology and how that applies to their interaction with society. Students can share their entries on a blog or website and should then fill out the entry form on the application site at direct2tv.com, including a link to their post.

The winner will be announced on or around July 1, 2013 and they will be notified directly by direct2tv.com. The winning entry will be shared on direct2tv.com. For more details about the scholarship, visit the Media and Technology Blogging Scholarship page.

Press Contact:
Joe Druthers, Communications Associate
joe@direct2tv.com
http://www.direct2tv.com/directv-scholarship.html

The Odds are Good for Winner.com and TradeDoubler

Winner.com, a leading online casino has announced the launch of an industry first App-Only affiliate program in partnership with TradeDoubler.

The deal involves a mobile-first experience that looks beyond affiliate banners, links and marketing assets. Instead allowing affiliates to effectively capture and monetize their mobile traffic by simply adding one line of code to their services, thus taking advantage of CPA, CPL and CPI models for a range of sports betting. These include casino, poker and bingo games as well as the popular Marvel and Pink Panther Roulette.

With approximately 75% of smartphone users embracing the mobile app world in 2013, Winner.com have proactively adapted to this new consumer behavior ensuring their affiliates have an accessible and multi-channel presence on as many devices as possible.

Most affiliate strategy models target consumers at their PC’s, but with the mobile-app approach carried out by Winner.com, users can now be targeted whatever the time or location, be it on lunch breaks, sunny beaches and everything in between.

Providing this app based service also allows for tighter integration with a user’s handset, resulting in better application performance and access to a wider range of features and information. This coupled with the fact that 75% of iPhone owners use their apps daily with 46% on the lookout for new ones makes it crucial for affiliates to understand the new complexities of consumer behavior. Winner.com recognises this and enables affiliates to make the most of this growing opportunity by targeting a mobile app industry worth over £10 billion annually, of which 80% is generated through gaming.

Spokesperson from Winner.com Says

“Winner delivers top-quality service through a number of online gaming products, including Sports Betting, Mobile, Casino, Social Games, and Poker. Support and security are also second to none, so Winner’s players can rest assured that when they are enjoying the best in online entertainment, they and their personal information are safe and secure.”

Advertisers, marketers and affiliates can sign up to the program through Tradedoubler where a range of flexible solutions can be accessed.

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Affiliates are rewarded through a clear cost-per-acquisition (CPA), cost-per-lead (CPL) or cost-per-install (CPI) payment model. The new solutions can be delivered as part of a wider affiliate programme with all reporting and payment integrated into a single, results-focused dataset.

Winner.com offers consumers a comprehensive range of betting opportunities through mobile casino games – football, basketball, ice hockey, and rugby union – as well as poker, bingo and games such as Marvel Roulette and Pink Panther.

Press Contact:
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Phorego is Launching a Global Social Transportation Network

In addition to public and private transportation, Phorego is building a new genre: Social Transportation. While public transportation is inflexible and private transportation is costly, social transportation will be fast, flexible and inexpensive or free.

The vision is big and the time is right: With slow economy and high gas prices, people wants to save money or generate new revenues. Ridesharing/Carpooling is supposed to be one solution. But current products/services in the market have not been able to address this, because many are inter-city oriented, or don’t have real-time active matching, or operate like a taxi/shuttle service, or mandate a fare and charge a fee. The end result is that the vision is still just a vision.

Convenience and ease of use is the key: Phorego delivers real-time matches to your e-mail or phone with continuous status updates; its street-level matching engine is primed for ad-hoc intra-city use. Safety is another: Phorego lets corporations, universities, governments and communities create and operate their own rideshare groups. Even the general public can do so to improve the safety factor.

Why not pick up your neighbors and get to work in 1 shared vehicle instead of 3 individually? On your way to pick up your uncle at the airport, may be you can give another arriving passenger a ride? How about those working late one night and need to get back home? The college students who want to go back home on holidays? The guys who have too much drinks in the bar at 3 o’clock in the morning? The use of social transportation is endless. Sharing vehicles let riders save time and money while drivers make some extra cash. Roads will be less congested and even the environment wins.

Currently the service is available in USA/Canada on PCs and MACs. Mobile versions are coming starting January 2013. Multi-language (French, German, Italian and Spanish, Chinese) version will be available when the service expands into Europe in 1st quarter of 2013.

As a promotion for this launch, Phorego is offering corporations, universities and communities to create their own rideshare groups for free. Start one now before it expires.

About Phorego
Phorego (fôr’i-gö) originates from the word phoresy (fôr’i-se), which is a term used to describe ‘a relationship between two organisms in nature in which one gives the other a ride’; like remoras and sharks, or fungi and bark beetles. Phorego’s vision is to transform commuting, travelling, carpooling, ridesharing into a new transportation genre: social transportation, and build a global social transportation ecosystem.

Contact Details: Frank Chiang
frank.chiang@phorego.com
http://www.phorego.com

pixelhose.com Announces Second Writing Competition with $1000 in Total Author Prizes

pixelhose.com announced today its second writing competition in two categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction.

The fiction category is intended as primarily a short story contest, although authors are encouraged to also submit one act plays, or other experimental compositions. The non-fiction category includes personal essays, memoires, sociopolitical opinions, and travel stories, not including reviews. All English language submissions, in any genre, are eligible. However, submissions with pornographic theme, hate speech, or those that may be classified as personal or institutional rants will not be considered.

There are three prizes in each category, $300, $150, and $50, for a total of $1000 in author prizes. The contest is fee to enter. Previously published material and simultaneous submissions are permitted.

Asked about the first contest, Bob Dourandish had this to say: “Our first writing competition was successful beyond our own wildest hopes! We received over 1000 entries from 11 countries, many of which were compelling and extremely well-written pieces. While it is now becoming more common, pixelhose was the first publisher to use social as an integral part of a writing contest. As the result, our authors found new readers, beyond their own base of friends-and-family, which can only enhance their careers.”

“Furthermore,” Dourandish continued, “we are extremely excited to report that we will be publishing a collection of the best entries in our first writing competition in the very near future – so look for it soon!”

All entries must be made via email to write2@pixelhose.com. No physical submissions are accepted. Deadline to enter is Thursday, February 28, 2013. For complete details see pixelhose.com.

About pixelhose.com
pixelhose.com is an experimental variety blog. It is specifically designed to create a nurturing community for writers who do not produce on a regular basis. The site has multiple categories including Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Travel.

Contact Details: pixelhose.com
POB 1476, San Mateo, CA 94401

209-487-5648
press@pixelhose.com