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iHeartMedia, Shazam and MTV, that will provide emerging artists with a powerful stage to promote their story, share their art and connect directly with their fans. The Sound Drop will officially launch at this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards with appearances by Lukas Graham, Alessia Cara and Jidenna, the first to become part of the platform."/>
Pepsi Launches The Sound Drop to Identify and Support the Next Generation of Breaking Artists in Partnership with iHeartMedia, Shazam and MTV
Comcast’ s acclaimed Internet Essentials program has helped connect 750,000 families, or 3 million low-income Americans, to low-cost, high-speed..."/>
Comcast Announces 3 Million Low-Income Americans Have Crossed the Digital Divide Through Its Internet Essentials Program
Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world's leading hotel companies, launched a national giveback campaign, Comfort Says Thanks. From Wednesday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 24, participating Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites hotels around the country hosted local community service groups— such..."/>
Comfort Brand Hotels Launch Nationwide Giveback Campaign
Starz announced today that it has ordered a fourth season of the critically acclaimed comedy series“ Survivor’ s Remorse” from executive producers Mike O’ Malley, Tom Werner, LeBron James and Maverick Carter for SpringHill Entertainment, Paul Wachter, Victor Levin and Hilton Smith. Season Three of“ Survivor’ s Remorse” has seen record increases in its audience, averaging 2.9 M viewers per episode among all reportable platforms, an increase of more than 20..."/>
Starz Continues to Score with Fourth Season Renewal of Hit Comedy Series “Survivor’s Remorse”
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ® today announced that Dolly Parton is its latest Spotlight Music artist. The legendary singer will exclusively release a deluxe version of her new album "Pure& Simple" in Cracker Barrel stores nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.. This deluxe offering of "Pure& Simple" features 10 new tracks inspired by Parton's East Tennessee roots."/>
Global Superstar Dolly Parton Teams Up with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® to Release Deluxe Version of "Pure & Simple" Album
Sizmek, the open ad management company for multiscreen campaigns, today announced a partnership with interactive video solutions provider, Fuisz Video, to enable brand marketers and agencies using Sizmek to serve object level interactive videos that propel consumer engagement through a full-service offering that extends the capabilities of interactive video ads.. Powered by Fuisz’ proprietary object-recognition technology, which accelerates..."/>
Sizmek and Fuisz Video Partner to Enable Seamless Shoppable Video Ad Serving and Reporting
Carnival Cruise Line will offer a 14- day Alaskan adventure round-trip from Long Beach, Calif., in September 2017 featuring seven spectacular destinations, including Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the line's first visit to Icy Strait Point, an unspoiled wilderness area offering some of the best whale and bear watching in the state and the world's longest zip-line. The one-of-a-kind voyage-- part of the line's Carnival..."/>
Carnival Miracle To Operate Unique 14-Day Alaska Cruise Round-Trip From Long Beach In September 2017
Dollar General has spent the past few years opening stores in rural communities outside of Redding, places like Palo Cedro and Burney. Now Dollar General is about to get a Redding ZIP code. The Tennessee-based retailer has submitted a building permit for a 9,000- square-foot store on the northwest corner of Lake Boulevard and Keswick Dam Road."/>
Dollar General will open location in north Redding [Redding Record Searchlight, Calif.]
El Pollo Loco, the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today opened its newest location in Allen, TX. The restaurant, located at 386 E Stacy Road is the second to open in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and comes on the heels of the first DFW location which opened in Bedford earlier this month.. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at..."/>
El Pollo Loco Continues Dallas-Fort Worth Expansion with Opening of Allen Location
Cherokee Global Brands, a global brand marketing platform that manages a growing portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands, today announced the launch of Cherokee-branded apparel, accessories and additional categories in 80 Albert stores throughout the Czech Republic. The launch follows the Company’ s April 2016 announcement of a licensing agreement with Ahold Czech Republic. A wide range of Cherokee family lifestyle categories were..."/>
Cherokee Global Brands Announces Cherokee® Brand Launch at Ahold’s Albert Stores in the Czech Republic
Darden Restaurants. Mark Straka, general manager of the Olive Garden at 3650 Tyler St. and Steve Schwartz, who has the same title at the nearby Yard House on the Tyler Galleria property at 3775 Tyler St., were both given Diamond Club status for their past year's work. Schwartz, reached at his job at the Yard House on Tuesday, Aug. 23, said the concept-restaurant industry is challenging and..."/>
Two Riverside restaurant managers honored for leadership [The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif.]
Unifi, Inc.' s REPREVE ® brand to manufacture American flags that are entirely produced in the eastern United States. Russo's company, RePatriot Flag, creates environmentally responsible flags using REPREVE recycled fiber made from 10 recycled water bottles. To date, RePatriot Flag has eliminated nearly 30,000 plastic bottles from our landfills."/>
Army Veteran Teams Up with REPREVE® to Bring American Flags Back to the United States
Comcast Business announced today that it has expanded its fiber network in Tallahassee to offer local businesses Ethernet services with speeds up to 100 Gigabits-per-second and a variety of other Comcast Business services, including, internet, Voice, TV services and cloud-based computing solutions."/>
Comcast Expands Fiber Network Capable of 100-Gigabit Speeds Designed to Support Tallahassee’s Business Community
TripAdvisor ® today announced that it has acquired New York-based Citymaps, a social mapping platform that enables tourists to discover countless hidden gems and hot spots, near and far, all around the world. The website and app make it easy for consumers to find points of interest, navigate urban destinations and share favorite locations with friends.. “The Citymaps team understands how people experience their day..."/>
TripAdvisor Acquires Citymaps in Quest to Offer Best-In-Class Tourism Mapping Features for Travelers
SMC Entertainment, Inc., a digital content distribution company, is pleased to announce that we have changed our name and domicile. SMC Entertainment, Incorporated has officially changed its name to Fenix Media Venture, Incorporated. The name change will be effectively immediately."/>
SMC Entertainment, Inc. (SMCE) Announces New Name and Domicile and Second Quarter Update

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