iSIGN Media extends expiration for warrants

iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: ISD) (OTC: ISDSF) has applied to the TSX Venture Exchange for approval to extend the exercise date for the 9,566,094 outstanding warrants issued in November 2014 in conjunction with a private placement, the company said.

The 9,566,094 warrants due to expire on November 11, 2016 will be extended to November 11, 2018. There is no change to the original exercise price of USD0.24.

Of this total, 7,971,744 warrants are held by companies controlled by two individuals who are deemed to be “related parties”, as such term is defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”), of iSIGN, holding approximately 11.4% and 6.1% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the company.

iSIGN Media, based in Toronto, is a data-focused, software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that is a pioneering leader in gathering point-of-sale data and mobile shopper preferences to generate actionable data and reveal valuable consumer insights.

Aurora to establish drone training in SW Virginia

Aurora Flight Sciences has joined a network of businesses, organizations and institutions dedicated to enhancing economic prosperity in the Appalachian region, with the establishment of a drone training program at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC), the company said.

The company has partnered with Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) to develop an aerial drone geo-spatial mapping and surveyors course under the newly funded project. These courses will train students, including former coal industry workers, to operate drones and drone sensors to provide commercial and government services, including geospatial surveys, close-up inspections of fixed structures and mapping.

Federal investments funded through the Obama administration´s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative have been channeled to the area to stimulate economic growth and opportunity in communities that have relied on the coal industry for economic stability.

One of the Virginia POWER grants was awarded to the Industrial Development Authority in Wise County, which oversees the Virginia Emerging Drone Industry Cluster Project. This effort falls under a mission by the Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission to boost the state´s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry while simultaneously establishing Wise County as a research, development, training and operational hub for UAS.

Aurora Flight Sciences is a technology company that strives to create smarter aircraft through the development of versatile and intuitive autonomous systems.

B9lab Ethereum developers certified on Blockchain

B9lab Ethereum Developers Course graduates now registered on the Ethereum blockchain, the company said.

Conducted online, the course teaches software engineers the basics of blockchain technology as well as languages and tools required to build decentralised applications on the Ethereum platform.

The core focus is on the programming language Solidity, how to use web3 and the Truffle framework and lastly, how to tie everything together. Step by step, participants build a fully functioning decentralised application, deploy it and test it.

The pass mark requires an average of 80% or more on both coursework and examinations. Support is provided real time by course directors, who have been part of the blockchain community from the beginning and witnessed the technology evolve.

B9lab provides training, advisory and research services on blockchain and decentralised applications. Founded in 2014, the company aims to demystify the field by providing a range of training courses to prepare stakeholders for the changing technology and certify developers to aid that change. Equally, they help companies, governments and institutions determine the best technological fit for their projects.

SilverArrow acquires 51% share of Switzerland's PrivatAir

SilverArrow Capital Group has acquired the majority share (51 percent) of Swiss-based PrivatAir, SA, the company said.

PrivatAir is an international premium airline and business aviation group with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and operating offices in Duesseldorf, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal. PrivatAir operates a wide-range of aircrafts ranging from Boeing B767, B757, BBJs to Airbus A319 and business jets for airlines like Lufthansa and SAS.

SilverArrow Capital is a group of private investment firms focusing on industrial growth sectors, real-estate and infrastructure projects supported by a global advisory and operations team.

ONE puts heart beat in control of playlists

Actywell´s ONE headphones come with an app that analyzes your bio state and picks the next song for you, allowing you to focus more, whether at work or on a run.

The intelligent algorithms of ONE by Actywell tune into the subtle changes in the heart rate and, depending on that, suggest an appropriate tune.

Behind this approach is ONE´s psychological team that continuously test the patented algorithms to find harmony between the listener and their music library. In particular, the team focuses on music´s calming effect and the way ONE can be used to help people in stressful situations.

Actywell Digital Limited is a new start up in the wearable and hearable technology space.

Actywell is focused on being among the leading wearable and hearable brands and manufacturers, with the first product being the “ONE by Actywell”.

Phoenix New Media names new co-president

China-based Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG)(“Phoenix New Media”, “ifeng”) has appointed media veteran Tong Chen as Co-President of ifeng, effective October 31, 2016.

Chen has also been appointed by Particle Inc. (“Yidian”) as its President, effective the same date.

Chen will be fully responsible for ifeng´s content operations management and Yidian´s content, product operations, and public relations.

Phoenix provides premium content on an integrated platform across Internet, mobile and TV channels in China.

Yidian owns interest-oriented mobile App Yidian Zixun, which integrates cutting-edge search and recommendation technologies to provide its users with unique personalized content.

Penton's Aviation names excellence awards winners

Penton´s Aviation Week Network has named the winners of its 13th annual Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards, the company said.

The awards honor global aerospace and defense programs and projects, their leaders and their teams because they exemplify the best in value creation, leadership, adapting to complexity and executing with excellence.

Winners of the 2016 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards, selected by a panel of experts in program leadership and performance from industry, government and academia, include: National Cyber Range, James Webb Space Telescope Program, Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) Mission and Javelin Life Cycle.

Winners of the 2016 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards are selected by a panel of experts in program leadership and performance from industry, government and academia.

Penton´s Aviation Week Network is a multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries that has a database of 1.2 million professionals around the world.

Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than USD12 trillion in purchases each year.

Pasadena ISD to 'Level the Playing Field' through new LTE broadband Internet service

Pasadena Independent School District will be the first school district In Texas to provide its own private, self-managed, high speed, wireless LTE broadband network for students at home, the district said.

The district partnered with M&A Technology, Inc., a Dallas based full service technology provider with a 30-year history of supporting Texas school districts, to install the latest generation of 4G-LTE broadband technology at 15 school locations, which is linked to the district´s network.

This new era of 4G-LTE technology will deliver high-speed Internet access to students to meet the demands of the 21st century learner and expand opportunities for both enrichment and skill development.

This school-to-home technology initiative has now entered the field testing phase. Students, parents and educators will soon have a new tool to extend their learning beyond their time in the classroom.

Air Canada selects Routehappy for product distribution

Air Canada has subscribed to Routehappy to enable distribution of product content across its worldwide sales and marketing channels, the company said.

Air Canada will participate in a platform integration between Farelogix and Routehappy following the partnership announced earlier this year between the two companies. The integration, expected to begin in in 2017, will deliver targeted merchandising content from Routehappy Hub, as well as pricing and rules-driven offers from FLX Merchandise to distributors in a single API.

With an integrated Routehappy and Farelogix solution, Air Canada will be able to create, price and deliver tailored, dynamic offers supported by targeted UPAs (universal product attributes) such as descriptive text, icons, photos, 360° virtual tours, videos, to the 60+ distributors using Air Canada´s ac2u API.

Farelogix is a provider of distribution and merchandising technology to the global travel industry.

Routehappy is a merchandising content platform for flight shopping,

Air Canada is a Canadian domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada´s flag carrier served more than 41 million customers in 2015. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 55 in the United States and 87 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Messaging on mobile application available on GTL ConnectNetwork

Correctional technology solutions provider GTL is providing a new secure messaging service on its ConnectNetwork mobile application, the company said.

This new messaging capability allows friends and family members to communicate with incarcerated loved ones 24 hours a day, seven days a week from tablets and smartphones. The ConnectNetwork mobile app can be downloaded for free on Android and iOS mobile devices.

Secure messaging represents the most recent enhancement to the suite of tools that GTL offers to consumers through the ConnectNetwork app. The app also allows friends and family members to make financial transactions (e.g., deposits), manage their account information, set up low-balance text alerts and now, of course, exchange messages with incarcerated loved ones.

GTL provides integrated correctional technology solutions, delivering financial value, security, and ease of operation to our customers through visionary products and solutions at the forefront of corrections innovation.

ConnectNetwork was designed especially for friends and family members with the goal of making it easy and convenient to receive phone calls, send messages, deposit money for services, and schedule and conduct visits with the comfort their transactions are safe, reliable and secure.