Emerging Markets https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/125558 en Grom Social Reveals Digital Holiday Hub with Santa.com, To Introduce Holiday-Themed Content for Kids and Adults https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24273479/grom-social-reveals-digital-holiday-hub-with-santa-com-to-introduce-holiday-themed-content-f <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image by JESHOOTS on </span><a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/7VOyZ0-iO0o" rel="sponsored"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Unsplash</span></a></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/grom#NASDAQ">GROM</a>) announced yesterday that its newest division, Curiosity Ink Media, unwrapped </span><a href="http://www.santa.com" rel="sponsored"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Santa.com</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Santa.com is the company&rsquo;s online digital holiday hub designed to bring users the fun and excitement of Christmas through content aimed at easing stress and maximizing the overall enjoyment of the season. Brimming with escapist fare alongside tips on holiday entertaining, gift-giving, holiday d&eacute;cor, family fun and more, the site will continually refresh throughout the holidays with content for kids and grown-ups alike. Due to historic global supply-chain delays and logistical delivery challenges, Santa.com will postpone the rollout of its full e-commerce activation until 2022.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&ldquo;Now more than ever, the world needs a break, so we are thrilled to unveil ...</span></p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24273479/grom-social-reveals-digital-holiday-hub-with-santa-com-to-introduce-holiday-themed-content-f alt=Grom Social Reveals Digital Holiday Hub with Santa.com, To Introduce Holiday-Themed Content for Kids and Adults>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> GROM GROM Social Partner Content Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Markets GROM Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Wed, 24 Nov 2021 14:00:23 +0000 Shashank Jacob 24273479 at https://www.benzinga.com The Canadian Government Plans To Phase Out Open-Net Salmon Farming by 2025. Here's a B.C. Operator Who May Be Ready for that Transition https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24270967/the-canadian-government-plans-to-phase-out-open-net-salmon-farming-by-2025-heres-a-b-c-opera <p>Photo by<a href="https://unsplash.com/@carolineattwood?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText" rel="sponsored"> Caroline Attwood</a> on<a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/salmon?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText" rel="sponsored"> Unsplash</a></p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>On its transition from a slithery fish to a delicious meal, the salmon is likely to have been involved in the destruction of marine ecosystems, the slaughter of <a href="https://www.seachoice.org/info-centre/fisheries/bycatch/#:~:text=Bycatch%20is%20the%20incidental%20capture,sex%20of%20the%20targeted%20species." rel="sponsored">bycatch</a>, the pollution of the ocean and the death and poverty of low-income fishermen in the East.</p> <p><strong>Netflix Inc.</strong>&rsquo;s (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/nflx#NASDAQ">NFLX</a>) controversial documentary &ldquo;Seaspiracy&rdquo; sheds light on these issues in a cinematic fashion, emphasizing the corruption, death and misery behind the &ldquo;simple&rdquo; fishing industry through clandestine interviews.</p> <p>Despite the prevalence of such corruption, some seafood companies have taken drastic measures to ensure that the social and environmental repercussions of their activities are limited. In some cases, like with <strong>Blue Star Foods Corp. </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/bsfc#NASDAQ">BSFC</a>), this effort extends beyond limiting harm and onto improvement.</p> <p>&ldquo;Throughout the past 25 years, sustainable development has been at the core of our business strategy and brand ethos,&rdquo; Blue Star CEO John Keeler said in <a href="https://bluestarfoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2020-Sustainability-Report.pdf" rel="sponsored">a company sustainability report</a>. &ldquo;For Blue Star, sustainability is not just a trend or clever growth tactic; it is central ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24270967/the-canadian-government-plans-to-phase-out-open-net-salmon-farming-by-2025-heres-a-b-c-opera alt=The Canadian Government Plans To Phase Out Open-Net Salmon Farming by 2025. Here&#039;s a B.C. Operator Who May Be Ready for that Transition>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AQB Blue Star Foods Corp BSFC NFLX Partner Content Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Markets NFLX US64110L1061 AQB BSFC Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:39:14 +0000 Jad Malaeb 24270967 at https://www.benzinga.com Jet Token Gets a Boost from the Private Jet Shortage https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24270282/jet-token-gets-a-boost-from-the-private-jet-shortage <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>The largest players in the private jet industry are out of planes. Major manufacturers like <a href="https://bombardier.com/en/media/nouvelle/bombardier-reports-full-year-2020-financial-results-provides-2021-guidance-and" rel="sponsored"><strong>Bombardier Inc.</strong></a> (TSE: BDB.B) and <a href="https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/brazils-embraer-delivers-30-jets-q3-sees-168-bln-backlog-2021-10-21/" rel="sponsored"><strong>Embraer S.A</strong></a><strong>.</strong> (BVMF: EMBR3) each have over a year of backlog, and the fractional jet programs have given up on waitlists in favor of simply forcing new customers to wait a year or more before flying. Jet Token is taking delivery of HondaJets for fractional sale and charter in this fourth quarter of 2021 and into next year, making them one of the few remaining unrestricted games in town for a light jet fraction.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jet Token is a private jet membership and booking platform for the ultra-modern age of aviation. The company operates HondaJet Elites on behalf of its members primarily in the Western US and arranges charters on safety vetted aircraft, globally. For the first time, customers will be able to book a private jet, a commercial airline ticket or both, all on the same itinerary, through one app.</p> <p>According to the company&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.startengine.com/jettoken?cmpid=618c41dfc87ae10001ac8791&amp;utm_source=benzinga&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=002" rel="sponsored">StartEngine</a> page, Jet Token entered into a purchase agreement with HondaJet for the first aircraft in a multi-aircraft deal. Dated as of December 4th, 2020, the purchase agreement represents a deal not only for the provision of HondaJet Elite aircrafts but also for the marketing collaborations between the Jet Token and HondaJet brands. Honda Aircraft Company (aka HondaJet) is a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/hmc#NYSE">HMC</a>), the world&rsquo;s largest manufacturer of combustion engines.</p> <p>Jet Token ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24270282/jet-token-gets-a-boost-from-the-private-jet-shortage alt=Jet Token Gets a Boost from the Private Jet Shortage>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> BRK-B EXPE HMC Jet Token Partner Content Penny Stocks UP Emerging Markets Travel Small Cap Markets General EXPE US30212P1057 HMC US4381283088 BRK-B US0846707026 UP Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Travel Small Cap Markets General Benzinga Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:25:07 +0000 Jad Malaeb 24270282 at https://www.benzinga.com This Company Wants Your Computer's Spare Power To Help Protect the Environment https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24249151/this-company-wants-your-computers-spare-power-to-help-protect-the-environment <p>Photo by <a href="https://www.pexels.com/@markusspiske?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels" rel="sponsored">Markus Spiske</a> from <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/green-and-white-line-illustration-225769/?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels" rel="sponsored">Pexels</a></p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>These days, it&rsquo;s all up in the cloud &mdash; the data cloud, that is.</p> <p>With big tech taking over, and companies like <strong>Apple Inc. </strong>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/aapl#NASDAQ">AAPL</a>), <strong>Amazon.com Inc.</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/amzn#NASDAQ">AMZN</a>) and <strong>Microsoft Corp. </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/msft#NASDAQ">MSFT</a>) housing&nbsp;data centers around the globe, there are <a href="https://spectrum.ieee.org/cloud-computings-coming-energy-crisis" rel="sponsored">large amounts of data</a> being exchanged on a day-to-day basis. In fact, it was recently estimated by Bloomberg that nearly 1% of the world&rsquo;s electricity powers cloud computing.</p> <p>These data centers not only consume energy but can also emit greenhouse gases. In fact, the internet now has around the <a href="https://www.computerworld.com/article/3431148/why-data-centres-are-the-new-frontier-in-the-fight-against-climate-change.html" rel="sponsored">same carbon footprint as the airline industry</a>. It&rsquo;s no wonder that the United States and China recently announced their agreement at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24249151/this-company-wants-your-computers-spare-power-to-help-protect-the-environment alt=This Company Wants Your Computer&#039;s Spare Power To Help Protect the Environment>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AAPL ABNB AMZN Cudo Ventures MSFT Partner Content UBER Emerging Markets Markets AAPL US0378331005 AMZN US0231351067 MSFT US5949181045 UBER ABNB Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:20:25 +0000 Emily Cervone 24249151 at https://www.benzinga.com Leveraging the World's Most Precious Metal and its Miners https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24243502/leveraging-the-worlds-most-precious-metal-and-its-miners <p>Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/publicdomainpictures-14/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=163519" rel="sponsored">PublicDomainPictures</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=163519" rel="sponsored">Pixabay</a></p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <h2>A Brief History of Gold</h2> <p>No other metal in all of human history has garnered more attention, lust and wonder than gold. Mankind&rsquo;s preoccupation with this precious metal dates back to ancient times when it was first discovered around 4,000 B.C. in eastern Europe. The earliest use of gold as currency came in Egypt with the introduction of the shekel as a recognized standard of exchange for trade. Gold&rsquo;s prominence in the financial realm didn&rsquo;t stop there as time marched on civilization after civilization used gold as their main currency or as a store of wealth.</p> <p>The historic strength and relevance of gold has reinforced investors in the modern age to see gold as an effective hedge against inflation.</p> <p><img alt="screenshot_2021-11-23_at_2.36.28_pm.png" src="https://cdn.benzinga.com/files/images/2021/November/23/screenshot_2021-11-23_at_2.36.28_pm.png" style="height:543px; width:650px" /></p> <p>Past performance is not indicative of future resuts.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" src="https://data.worldbank.org/share/widget?end=2020&amp;indicators=FP.CPI.TOTL.ZG&amp;locations=US&amp;start=1960&amp;view=chart" width="450"></iframe></p> <p>Chart by <a href="https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/FP.CPI.TOTL.ZG?end=2020&amp;locations=US&amp;start=1960&amp;view=chart" rel="sponsored">World Bank Group</a></p> <p>Inflation isn&rsquo;t the only driver of gold. Interest rates, economic and political uncertainty, currency strength or weakness and gold production all play roles in driving the price of gold with economic uncertainty remaining the most influential of these factors. This tie to uncertainty and market fears makes the price of gold susceptible to price fluctuations based on news headlines especially ones that surprise the markets.</p> <p>With so many factors influencing the price of gold, how should you think about trading it?</p> <p>Many different investment vehicles are available to traders today from futures contracts for gold to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that hold physical gold in vaults. There are even other ETFs that own shares of gold mining and production companies &mdash; offering some unique benefits not held by other gold trading options.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Gold vs Gold Miners: The Difference is in the Leverage</h2> <p>Gold miners are companies that are involved in the discovery, mining and production of gold. Because their main product is gold, it makes sense that the value of mining companies is positively correlated to the price of gold. This positive correlation gives traders the opportunity to participate in the price movements of gold without having to buy physical gold or futures contracts directly.</p> <p>While gold mining stocks track the price of gold fairly well, they tend to outperform the price of gold in bull and underperform in bear markets because of something called operating leverage. In simple terms, this refers to the shrinking or growing of a gold miners&rsquo; profit margins. Growing profit margins mean that a gold mining company is increasingly cash rich and therefore worth more as a company, at least on paper. Shrinking margins lead to a decrease in valuations due to decreased revenue and shrinking cash.</p> <p>The following example will help you more easily understand this. If it costs a miner $650 to mine 1 ounce of gold and the current price ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24243502/leveraging-the-worlds-most-precious-metal-and-its-miners alt=Leveraging the World&#039;s Most Precious Metal and its Miners>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> direxion DUST JDST JNUG NUGT Partner Content Emerging Markets Markets ETFs NUGT DUST JDST JNUG Emerging Markets Markets ETFs Benzinga Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:17:32 +0000 Austin Willson 24243502 at https://www.benzinga.com This Fish Company is Attempting to Take a Deep Dive Into Sustainability https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24243257/this-fish-company-is-attempting-to-take-a-deep-dive-into-sustainability <p>Photo by <a href="https://www.pexels.com/@algrey?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels" rel="sponsored">Alexander Zvir</a> from <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/silver-and-orange-fish-on-ice-3731945/?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels" rel="sponsored">Pexels</a></p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>Healing the planet 1 pound at a time.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s what John Keeler, Founder and Executive Chairman of <strong>Blue Star Foods Corp.</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/bsfc#NASDAQ">BSFC</a>) says that the company has been doing this for over 26 years. However, as environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts have become more important now than ever with the impending climate crisis, Bluestar Foods has directed its focus to perfect its recirculatory aquaculture system (RAS), a key part of the generation&rsquo;s newest way to farm sustainable fish.</p> <p>Essentially, the RAS filters the water so that it can be reused, dramatically reducing the amount of both water and space it takes to produce these marine products. This process has become crucial since it is projected that the world will double in seafood consumption by 2030. Oceans will not be able to produce that much marine life, as conventional open net aquaculture might not be to be part of the answer to meet this growing demand while still preserving the environment. The company thinks that on land aquaculture in recirculating closed ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24243257/this-fish-company-is-attempting-to-take-a-deep-dive-into-sustainability alt=This Fish Company is Attempting to Take a Deep Dive Into Sustainability>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Blue Star Foods Corp BSFC COST DIS Partner Content Penny Stocks SYY USFD WM WMT Emerging Markets Markets COST US22160K1051 DIS US2546871060 SYY US8718291078 WMT US9311421039 WM US94106L1098 USFD BSFC Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:04:53 +0000 Emily Cervone 24243257 at https://www.benzinga.com Gaucho Holdings Posts First Quarterly Profit, Revenues Soar to $2.6 Million https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24248299/gaucho-holdings-posts-first-quarterly-profit-revenues-soar-to-2-6-million <p><em>Image by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash</em></p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>Gaucho Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/vino#NASDAQ">VINO</a>) announced its financial results for the third quarter period ending September 30, 2021.</p> <p><strong>Financial Highlights</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Revenues for the third quarter were $2.6 million compared to $60,228 in the prior-year period, a 4,242% increase&nbsp;</li> <li>Gross profit for the third quarter was $2.4 million, compared to $21,000 in the prior-year period, an 11,505% increase.&nbsp;</li> <li>Net income for the third quarter was $931,000 or $0.11 basic earnings per share compared to a loss of $0.18 per share in prior-year period&nbsp;</li> <li>Working capital of $6.2 million&nbsp;</li> <li>Stockholder equity rises to $17.6 million&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Commenting on the results, Scott Mathis, Chief Executive Officer of Gaucho Holdings, stated, &quot;We are absolutely thrilled to report our first quarterly profit as a public company. Earlier this year, we completed an $8 million public offering and achieved our long-desired goal to uplist our shares to Nasdaq. Since then, we have taken significant strides to complete our vision of becoming recognized as the LVMH of South America. These strides include operating in the boutique hotel, hospitality and luxury vineyard property markets, featuring our 4,138-acre Algodon Wine ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24248299/gaucho-holdings-posts-first-quarterly-profit-revenues-soar-to-2-6-million alt=Gaucho Holdings Posts First Quarterly Profit, Revenues Soar to $2.6 Million>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Gaucho Group Holdings Partner Content Penny Stocks VINO Emerging Markets Markets Press Releases VINO Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Markets Press Releases Benzinga Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:03:13 +0000 Shashank Jacob 24248299 at https://www.benzinga.com This Company's Vision Coverage Might Cost Less Than Your Lunch https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24216570/this-companys-vision-coverage-might-cost-less-than-your-lunch <p>Photo by <a href="https://www.pexels.com/@pluyar?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels" rel="sponsored">Shane Aldendorff</a> from <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/two-clear-eyeglasses-with-gray-frames-1493112/?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels" rel="sponsored">Pexels</a></p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>Would you believe that you can get covered by the largest vision insurance provider in the nation for the cost of your lunch?</p> <p>For as low as $13/month, <strong>VSP&reg; Individual Vision Plans</strong> provides flexible coverage with multiple payment <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/money/best-options-to-buy-this-week/">options</a>, based on your customized needs. These plans were created for people who may not have coverage through an employer-sponsored plan. As the only national not-for-profit vision company, VSP places people over profits.&nbsp;</p> <p>​</p> <p><iframe height="314" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lZiELKlqyQQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>Through its &ldquo;Plan Wizard&rdquo; feature, you can input your personal information and answer a few questions to find a customized, affordable plan. The most popular plans are <a href="https://www.vspdirect.com/benefits-savings" rel="sponsored">the Standard Plan and EasyOptions</a>. The Standard Plan is ideal for those who want to save on eye exams and with basic glasses. EasyOptions is great for those who want flexibility, such as an eye exam and glasses with progressive lenses.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24216570/this-companys-vision-coverage-might-cost-less-than-your-lunch alt=This Company&#039;s Vision Coverage Might Cost Less Than Your Lunch>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Partner Content VSP Emerging Markets Markets Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Mon, 22 Nov 2021 15:21:20 +0000 Emily Cervone 24216570 at https://www.benzinga.com The Growing Challenge for Cybersecurity in an Increasingly Digital Finance World https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/21/11/24216777/the-growing-challenge-for-cybersecurity-in-an-increasingly-digital-finance-world <p>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@fantasyflip?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText" rel="sponsored">Philipp Katzenberger</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/cyber-security?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText" rel="sponsored">Unsplash</a></p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>The rapid push to democratize finance through fintech solutions brings increased accessibility &mdash; and that comes with the increased threat of data breaches, fraud, identity theft and other cybersecurity risks. About <a href="https://thefintechtimes.com/why-cybersecurity-is-the-weak-link-in-us-digital-finance/" rel="sponsored">$6 trillion is lost</a> globally each year to cybercrime. As finance becomes more digital, financial institutions need to give equal effort to building up a robust cybersecurity infrastructure to keep customers and their assets safe.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are some of the key challenges institutions face when developing cybersecurity strategies:</p> <h2>Cross-Compatibility and Integration Across Ecosystems</h2> <p>A customer might have one app for banking, one for investing, and another for contactless payments. To improve user experience and make your fintech more convenient, integrations with other apps and platforms are key for allowing customers to build their own financial ecosystem.</p> <p>However, this presents major challenges from a cybersecurity perspective. As sensitive financial data passes ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/21/11/24216777/the-growing-challenge-for-cybersecurity-in-an-increasingly-digital-finance-world alt=The Growing Challenge for Cybersecurity in an Increasingly Digital Finance World>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Even Financial Fintech Partner Content Emerging Markets Markets Fintech Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Mon, 22 Nov 2021 13:40:54 +0000 Rachael Green 24216777 at https://www.benzinga.com This Company Wants To Bring R2-D2 to Life To Help With Your Day-to-Day https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24216112/this-company-wants-to-bring-r2-d2-to-life-to-help-with-your-day-to-day <p>Photo by Daxbot</p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>&ldquo;My word! How I wish this was real.&rdquo; Mostly, that&#39;s how people react when watching a sci-fi movie. Sci-fi movies bring in some wonderful contraptions and ideas that we wish we had here on Earth. Imagine how life would be if we had the robot WALL-E from the animated movie &ldquo;WALL-E&#39;&#39; produced by Pixar, a subsidiary of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Walt Disney Co. </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/dis#NYSE">DIS</a>), but instead of just falling in love with EVE, he helps clean up the great Pacific garbage patch.</p> <p>Sci-fi movies have a record of foretelling what is going to come. When actor Arnold Schwarzenegger showed us a glimpse of a self-driving car in his 1990 movie &ldquo;Total Recall,&rdquo; people thought it was a joke. Fast forward about a decade, the first prototype of an autonomous car debuted.</p> <p>Of course, robot cops or robots that can do all the chores while you lie down comfortably in your bed are a long way off. However, robotics companies are working relentlessly to create robots to help carry out some day-to-day tasks. ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24216112/this-company-wants-to-bring-r2-d2-to-life-to-help-with-your-day-to-day alt=This Company Wants To Bring R2-D2 to Life To Help With Your Day-to-Day>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AMZN Daxbot DIS Partner Content UBER Emerging Markets Markets AMZN US0231351067 DIS US2546871060 UBER Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Mon, 22 Nov 2021 13:23:35 +0000 Sam Msiska 24216112 at https://www.benzinga.com InnerScope Inc. is Launching Free Self-Check Hearing Tests and Affordable Hearing Aids Nationwide https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24216061/innerscope-inc-is-launching-free-self-check-hearing-tests-and-affordable-hearing-aids-nation <p>Image provided by InnerScope Inc.</p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>About <a href="https://innd.com/" rel="sponsored" rel="sponsored">60 million Americans</a> suffer from some type of treatable hearing loss. Hearing loss can negatively affect nearly every aspect of everyday life, including emotional health, mental health, social skills, relationships, performance at work or school, self-esteem and even quality of life.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hearing loss can also take a toll on a person&rsquo;s physical health. It&rsquo;s been linked to cardiovascular disease, a <a href="https://innd.com/" rel="sponsored" rel="sponsored">5-fold risk</a> of dementia risk and a 3-fold risk of falling. To make matters worse, only <a href="https://www.hearingloss.org/wp-content/uploads/HLAA_HearingLoss_Facts_Statistics.pdf" rel="sponsored">1 in 5 people</a> who would benefit from a hearing aid actually use one.</p> <p>This is the result of a fragmented, $10 billion industry that&rsquo;s made hearing care products largely inaccessible for many. Limited access to free hearing testing combined with the high cost of hearing aids contributes to the problem. Many individuals living with hearing loss are unable to find an affordable solution &mdash; or sometimes, they&rsquo;re unaware that they have an issue.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc. </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/innd#OTC">INND</a>) wants to close the gap between people who need hearing services and people receiving assistance. The company aims to disrupt the hearing aid industry with a direct-to-consumer strategy focused on education and empowering individuals to take control of their hearing health.&nbsp;</p> <h2>InnerScope&rsquo;s Unique Approach to Hearing Health</h2> <p>Instead of ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24216061/innerscope-inc-is-launching-free-self-check-hearing-tests-and-affordable-hearing-aids-nation alt=InnerScope Inc. is Launching Free Self-Check Hearing Tests and Affordable Hearing Aids Nationwide>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AMZN CAH INND InnerScope Hearing Technologies Partner Content Penny Stocks WMT Emerging Markets Markets AMZN US0231351067 CAH US14149Y1082 WMT US9311421039 INND Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Mon, 22 Nov 2021 13:16:52 +0000 Jacinta Sherris 24216061 at https://www.benzinga.com App Use is Trending — Travelner Says it is Leading the Way Among Travel Apps https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24201967/app-use-is-trending-travelner-says-it-is-leading-the-way-among-travel-apps <p>As with many things in life, when it comes to travel, there&rsquo;s an app for that. As more people rely on apps for getting through their day, it makes perfect sense that forward-thinking travel companies are beginning to lead the way when it comes to crafting apps that are effective time-savers for today&rsquo;s busy travelers.</p> <p>Think of all the things you use an app for in the day. From mindfulness to meal planning, tracking stocks, and ordering groceries, apps touch every area of our daily lives, with the average person using <a href="https://buildfire.com/app-statistics/" rel="sponsored" rel="sponsored">10 apps daily and as many as 30 each month</a>. It&rsquo;s only fitting that as more people become app-dependent, more industries investigate using apps to reach their audiences. This includes the travel industry and so many more.</p> <h2>Vital App Statistics</h2> <p>Apps are trending. Numbers don&rsquo;t lie and the expectation is that apps will account for <a href="https://buildfire.com/app-statistics/" rel="sponsored" rel="sponsored">$935 billion in revenue by 2023</a>. These are a few other surprising statistics about how apps are transforming the way businesses in every industry serve their customers.</p> <ul> <li>Nearly 88% of the time people spend on mobile devices is spent on apps.</li> <li>In 2019, there were 204 billion apps downloaded by consumers, representing a 6% increase over app downloads in 2018 and a 45% increase over apps downloaded in 2016.</li> <li>Millennials are the heaviest users of apps, opening an app 50 or more times every day.</li> </ul> <p>The bottom line is that apps are in-demand tools for promoting user engagement and are becoming a driving force in the global economy. Businesses that continue to dismiss the importance of ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24201967/app-use-is-trending-travelner-says-it-is-leading-the-way-among-travel-apps alt=App Use is Trending — Travelner Says it is Leading the Way Among Travel Apps>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Net Reputation Partner Content Emerging Markets Travel Markets General Emerging Markets Travel Markets General Benzinga Fri, 19 Nov 2021 19:23:39 +0000 Travelner 24201967 at https://www.benzinga.com Faster Than Lyte: This Company's Acquisition of Lyte Technology Could Create a Decentralized Data Network https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/11/24189502/faster-than-lyte-this-companys-acquisition-of-lyte-technology-could-create-a-decentralized <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo by</span><a href="https://unsplash.com/@sortino?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText" rel="sponsored"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Joshua Sortino</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on</span><a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/data?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText" rel="sponsored"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Unsplash</span></a> </p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</span></em> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The cloud is central to the functioning of modern society &mdash; in big ways and in small. Everything from ordering your favorite pizza on </span><strong>DoorDash Inc.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/dash#NASDAQ">DASH</a>) to the critical functionings of a hospital relies on the cloud.</span> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For most, the cloud exists as a nebulous concept, a mysterious force. Something that is taken for granted. When users make use of the cloud, if they are even aware that is what they are doing, it can seem as if by magic.</span> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But the truth is the cloud has a very real, tangible presence. It is comprised primarily of massive data centers filled with a dizzying number of machines storing and processing the vast amounts of data required for that pizza to arrive at your door in less than 20 minutes. And the data centers truly are large. </span><strong>Amazon.com Inc.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">&rsquo;s (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/amzn#NASDAQ">AMZN</a>) are typically about 200,000 square feet &mdash; roughly the size of 4 football fields &mdash; and hold between 50,000 and 80,000 ...</span></p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/11/24189502/faster-than-lyte-this-companys-acquisition-of-lyte-technology-could-create-a-decentralized alt=Faster Than Lyte: This Company&#039;s Acquisition of Lyte Technology Could Create a Decentralized Data Network>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AMZN Cryptocurrency DASH FB GOOGL Partner Content Penny Stocks PHUN Phunware Emerging Markets Small Cap Markets AMZN US0231351067 FB PHUN GOOGL US38259P5089 DASH Penny Stocks Cryptocurrency Emerging Markets Small Cap Markets Benzinga Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:02:49 +0000 Johnny Rice 24189502 at https://www.benzinga.com Applied UV Reveals 88.5% Revenue Increase, 29.6% Gross Profit Increase and 49% Net Loss Improvement in Latest Quarterly Report https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24191625/applied-uv-reveals-88-5-revenue-increase-29-6-gross-profit-increase-and-49-net-loss-improvem <p>Image on <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/calculator-and-pen-on-table-209224/" rel="sponsored">Pexels</a></p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>Applied UV, Inc. (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/auvi#NASDAQ">AUVI</a>) announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2021. The company also provided key operational metrics on pro forma combined results of operations for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021, in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X, which assumes the acquisitions of Akida, KES/JJS, and Scientific Air Management occurred on January 1, 2021.&nbsp;</p> <p>Applied UV believes such combined information is useful to compare how the combined companies would have performed over time against the performance of the company without such acquisitions.</p> <h2>Financial Results</h2> <ul> <li>The third quarter net sales increased by 127.6% to $3,551,564 from $1,560,633 in the third quarter of 2020. Due to the continuing logistics and transportation challenges in many regions, the company experienced delays in fulfilling orders in the second quarter. As previously expected, many of those orders shipped to the customer in the third quarter while others are expected to ship in the fourth quarter.</li> <li>Net loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $1,080,805, compared to a net loss of $890,559 in the third quarter of 2020. The net loss in 2021 was due primarily to an increase in SG&amp;A costs to improve future operations and expand the disinfection segment of the company&#39;s business. Applied UV&rsquo;s net loss for the third quarter of 2021 improved more than 49% compared to the second quarter of 2021.</li> <li>Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, increased by 63.9% to $7,748,499 from $4,727,631 in the nine months ended ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/penny-stocks/21/11/24191625/applied-uv-reveals-88-5-revenue-increase-29-6-gross-profit-increase-and-49-net-loss-improvem alt=Applied UV Reveals 88.5% Revenue Increase, 29.6% Gross Profit Increase and 49% Net Loss Improvement in Latest Quarterly Report>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Applied UV AUVI Partner Content Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Markets AUVI Penny Stocks Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Fri, 19 Nov 2021 13:43:32 +0000 Shashank Jacob 24191625 at https://www.benzinga.com Skipping Eye Exams Linked to Nearly 6 Million Cases of Preventable Vision Loss, According to Vision Care Experts https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24189656/skipping-eye-exams-linked-to-nearly-6-million-cases-of-preventable-vision-loss-according <p>Image provided by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/sWQrD5s0fWc" rel="sponsored">Unsplash</a></p> <p><em>The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga&rsquo;s in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga.</em></p> <p>The National Federation of the Blind estimates that 7.6 million adults suffer from a vision disability, including blindness and low vision, which is defined as vision impairment so severe that it <a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/8585-low-vision#:~:text=Low%20vision%20is%20vision%20loss,macular%20degeneration%2C%20glaucoma%20and%20diabetes." rel="sponsored">can no longer be corrected</a>. According to the Vision Council, as many as <a href="https://www.thevisioncouncil.org/sites/default/files/VC_LowVision_Report2015.pdf" rel="sponsored">80% of those cases</a> could be prevented with annual eye exams and basic eye care.&nbsp;</p> <p>Despite these staggering numbers, most Americans are unaware of the importance of routine eye care. Of the 93 million adults at high risk for vision loss, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/resources/features/keep-eye-on-vision-health.html" rel="sponsored">fewer than half</a> visit an eye doctor for annual exams.</p> <p>As the average age of the U.S. population increases and the risk of permanent vision loss rises with it, many eye doctors are now urging Americans to prioritize eye health. Below are some of the risk factors for vision loss and what doctors recommend you do to better protect your vision.</p> <h2>Who Is at Risk of Vision Loss and Eye Diseases?</h2> <p>While vision loss and eye diseases like glaucoma or cataracts generally affect older adults, the risk factors that lead to these conditions typically appear much earlier. Many of the signs of poor health like hypertension, high cholesterol or a sedentary lifestyle begin in early adulthood, for example. Practicing routine eye care from an early age can help you avoid serious problems later on.</p> <p>For the <a href="https://www.diabetes.org/resources/statistics/statistics-about-diabetes" rel="sponsored">34.2 million</a> Americans with diabetes, for example, the risk of diabetic retinopathy is serious. Although diabetes medicines manufactured by drugmakers like <strong>Pfizer ...</strong></p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/emerging-markets/21/11/24189656/skipping-eye-exams-linked-to-nearly-6-million-cases-of-preventable-vision-loss-according alt=Skipping Eye Exams Linked to Nearly 6 Million Cases of Preventable Vision Loss, According to Vision Care Experts>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> MRK Partner Content PFE VSP Emerging Markets Markets MRK US58933Y1055 PFE US7170811035 Emerging Markets Markets Benzinga Fri, 19 Nov 2021 13:35:04 +0000 Rachael Green 24189656 at https://www.benzinga.com