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Bambuser Augments Live Video Shopping Platform with New Features for Audience Engagement and Accessibility

– Latest platform updates focus on increasing viewership of retailers’ shoppable live streamsSTOCKHOLM, Feb. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bambuser toda…

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STOCKHOLM, Feb. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bambuser today announced the launch of several new features enabling retailers to increase the impact of their Live Video Shopping initiatives. The added capabilities are designed to drive awareness and audience growth while enhancing engagement and facilitating social sharing of interactive e-commerce experiences, before, during and after live events.

The feature enhancements include:

Floating Action Button (FAB) Previews

A powerful way to increase awareness of and drive traffic to Live Video Shopping events, Bambuser’s FAB Previews are small video overlays that unobtrusively alert site visitors to upcoming events. When deployed in the moments prior to going live, the pop-up teaser videos elicit a heightened sense of urgency, leading to significantly higher visitor-to-viewer conversions.

Event Spotlight Modules

Also driving the conversion of site visitors to show viewers, Event Spotlight Modules enable retailers to seamlessly promote current, past and upcoming Live Video Shopping events on curated landing pages and video banners. These fully-customizable, plug-and-play modules are easy to embed on any web page, and, when automated, significantly reduce friction and administrative burden.

Audio Descriptions

Augmenting its previously-announced closed captioning capabilities, Bambuser added a new audio captioning feature that enables audible descriptions of key visual elements from the video (settings, actions, facial expressions, scene changes etc.) to be added to events. The feature, which greatly increases retailers’ ability to serve people with visual impairments, was developed as part of Bambuser’s ongoing commitment to exceeding the standards for Americans with Disability Act (ADA)-compliant websites. In third-party testing prior to the launch of both audio and text captioning, the platform scored well above average for ADA compliance. Bambuser expects to achieve a near-perfect score upon the next review.

Added Social Options

Elevating the potential for virality, Bambuser added Share from Pre-Screen, a new capability that allows viewers to share upcoming Live Video Shopping events with their social connections across all popular platforms. Also added is the ability to share from a specific timestamp in a recorded show, which allows highlighting specific products and memorable moments during the event.

Complementing these capabilities is a new Add to Calendar option, a feature that will help ensure people who are interested in a particular Live Video Shopping event receive reminders and notifications, which increase the chances they will ultimately attend.

“As a pioneer in video streaming technology, Bambuser has one of the most robust infrastructures possible when it comes to delivering exceptional viewer experiences. Now that the popularity of Live Video Shopping is growing rapidly, we’re focused on anticipating the market’s future needs and wants and being first to market with solutions that exceed expectations,” said Jesper Funck, Chief Product Officer at Bambuser. “We look forward to developing even more tools and capabilities to ensure retailers, brands and audiences are able to get all of the benefits of and full enjoyment from our platform.”

To see how the new features work, check out this video: https://bmb.sr/newfeatures.

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Maryam Ghahremani, CEO Bambuser | press@bambuser.com | +46 8 400 160 02

About Bambuser

Bambuser is a software company specializing in interactive live video streaming. The Company’s primary product, Live Video Shopping, is a cloud-based software solution that is used by customers such as global e-commerce and retail businesses to host live shopping experiences on websites, mobile apps and social media. Bambuser was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. Erik Penser Bank AB is Bambuser’s Certified Adviser.

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Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Join the Russell 2000® Index and Russell 3000® Index

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Ampio Pharmaceuticals (NYSE American: AMPE), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on …

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Ampio Pharmaceuticals (NYSE American: AMPE), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the advancement of immunology-based therapies for prevalent inflammatory conditions, today announced that the Company is expected to join the small cap Russell 2000® Index and the broad-market Russell 3000® Index at the conclusion of this year’s reconstitution of the Russell stock indexes, effective after the U.S. stock market opens on Monday, June 28, 2021, accordingly to a preliminary list of additions posted on June 4, 2021.

Michael Macaluso, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Inclusion in the Russell Indexes is an important milestone and will increase the overall awareness and exposure of our Company within the investment community.”

Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of May 7, 2021, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the U.S. all-cap Russell 3000 Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

Russell U.S. Indexes are part of the FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider, and are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors as the basis for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. FTSE Russell reports approximately $10.6 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell’s U.S. indexes. For more information on the Russell 3000® Index and Russell 2000® Index and the Russell U.S. Indexes reconstitution, visit the “Russell Reconstitution” section at FTSE Russell website.

About Ampio Pharmaceuticals

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the advancement of immunology-based therapies to treat prevalent inflammatory conditions for which there are limited treatment options. Ampio’s lead drug, Ampion™, is backed by an extensive patent portfolio with intellectual property protection extending through 2035 and will be eligible for 12-year FDA market exclusivity upon approval as a novel biologic under the biologics price competition and innovation act (BPCIA).

About FTSE Russell

FTSE Russell is a global index leader that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 70 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Approximately $17.9 trillion is currently benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance and embraces the IOSCO Principles. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and customer partnerships as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering.

FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group.

For more information, visit www.ftserussell.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Ampio’s statements in this press release that are not historical fact, and that relate to future plans or events, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ampio’s expectations with respect to Ampion and its classification, as well as those associated with regulatory approvals and other FDA decisions, the Biological License Application (BLA), the ability of Ampio to enter into partnering arrangements, clinical trials and decisions and changes in business conditions and similar events, the ability to receive regulatory approval to conduct clinical trials, that Ampion may be used to treat ARDS induced by COVID-19, all of which are inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties. The risks and uncertainties involved include those detailed from time to time in Ampio’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, under Ampio’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ampio undertakes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Dutch Exports Rises In April

(RTTNews) – Dutch exports and imports increased in April, figures from the statistical office CBS showed on Tuesday. Merchandise exports grew 25….

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(RTTNews) – Dutch exports and imports increased in April, figures from the statistical office CBS showed on Tuesday.

Merchandise exports grew 25.7 percent year-on-year in April, following a 11.1 percent rise in March. Exports increased for the fourth consecutive month.

The latest growth was the largest since the statistics began in 1995, the agency said.

In March, more transport equipment and machines were mainly exported, the agency said.

Imports increased 21.5 percent annually in April, following a 10.7 percent rise in the prior month. Imports rose for the third straight month.

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Protiviti cements position as M&A advisor in GCC with major telecom sector deal

KUWAIT CITY, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Kalaam Telecom, Bahrain’s leading technology solutions provider, announced the 100% acquisition of Zajil…

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KUWAIT CITY, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Kalaam Telecom, Bahrain’s leading technology solutions provider, announced the 100% acquisition of Zajil International Telecom Company, a prominent Kuwait-based Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service provider. Protiviti Member Firm for the Middle East Region (www.protiviti.com/KW-en) was the exclusive M&A advisor to Zajil on this transaction, which is estimated to be the largest ICT deal in the MENA region in the last three years.

“ICT is one of the most competitive spaces globally – and Protiviti enjoys a leadership position in this space. Our experience helped us tremendously in creating the right transaction strategy for Zajil to materialize this deal,” asserted Sanjeev Agarwal, CEO, Protiviti Member Firm for the Middle East Region. “Over the last couple of years, most of the M&A deals – globally in general and MENA in particular, have been fueled not just out of a desire to expand the top line, but also to bring in digital transformation in a big way. This trend is going to accelerate. Telecom and ICT companies in GCC have to walk the tightrope between expanding into digital space, mitigating associated risks and unearthing new business value. Protiviti, as the trusted advisors to most of the leading telecom operators in the region, is uniquely positioned to help clients by bringing in deep sector knowledge, experience and firsthand insights” Sanjeev added.

Commenting on the transaction, Mr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Tuwaijri, Chairman at Zajil, said “Over the past 30 years Zajil has emerged as a trusted and reliable partner to leading corporates and financial institutions in the GCC region, as well as globally. We are glad that Kalaam will be the new owners of Zajil, as I am confident that they share the same vision that we have had for Zajil to continue being a leading ICT service provider in the MENA region. I take this opportunity to thank Protiviti for being with us throughout this journey, and we are appreciative of their support and advice given to us during this process.”

George Thomas, Managing Director, Transaction Services, Protiviti, said “The deal presented some unique challenges, considering the extensive reach of Zajil and multiple regulatory environments. Protiviti’s deal advisory team worked closely with the Zajil team as well as Kalaam, and their advisers to ensure an optimal deal structure, which was aligned to meet the aspirations of all parties involved.”

Protiviti’s transaction services helps organisations evaluate transactions to ensure they are entered into with a full understanding of the opportunities and risks. We provide a range of highly tailored advisory services that span the transaction lifecycle to maximise value.

About Protiviti

Protiviti (www.protiviti.com) is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and our independent and locally owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting and managed solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit through our network of more than 85 offices in over 25 countries.

Named to the 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000 and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500 companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

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