Advertise Developers – JJ 990 http://jj990.info/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 07:04:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jj990.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1-150x150.png Advertise Developers – JJ 990 http://jj990.info/ 32 32 Aberdeenshire council adopts amended 2022 local development plan https://jj990.info/aberdeenshire-council-adopts-amended-2022-local-development-plan/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 07:04:58 +0000 https://jj990.info/aberdeenshire-council-adopts-amended-2022-local-development-plan/ The finalized 2022 Local Development Plan will now be proposed to Scottish ministers and the plan adopted later this year. The Local Development Plan review concluded in June this year with a set of conclusions and recommendations from the Scottish Government rapporteur which are normally binding except in limited circumstances. Aberdeenshire Council’s Regional Committees recently […]]]>
The finalized 2022 Local Development Plan will now be proposed to Scottish ministers and the plan adopted later this year.

The Local Development Plan review concluded in June this year with a set of conclusions and recommendations from the Scottish Government rapporteur which are normally binding except in limited circumstances.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Regional Committees recently received the review recommendations with their views on whether or not to accept the rapporteur’s changes to the Aberdeenshire LDP 2022 proposal currently under review last Wednesday by the full council.

The finalized 2022 Local Development Plan will now be proposed to Scottish ministers and the plan adopted on a date likely to be the end of October this year.

During the discussion, elected members learned that the plan will guide decision-making on all planning matters and planning applications in Aberdeenshire over the next five years.

This will be the last local development plan to be published before new provisions of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 introduce a new style of ten year plan.

The format of the proposed LDP remains largely unchanged from the existing 2017 Local Development Plan, with a continued vision to help develop a strong and resilient economy, promoting a high quality of life and low-emission sustainable places. carbon. However, both policies, the rules that govern the granting of planning permission and the proposed allocations, where development proposals can take place, have been updated.

It also aims to ensure that Aberdeenshire’s outstanding cultural and natural environment is protected and enhanced. Housing opportunities have been identified including new development sites in Banchory, Portlethen, Kemnay, Echt, Fetterangus, Fyvie, Gourdon, Inverurie, Newburgh, Pitmedden, St Combs and Turriff, among others.

The plan also ensures the delivery of much-needed, high-quality energy-efficient housing, including the potential to create more than 4,000 affordable housing units for which there is a recognized need across the region.

Development continues to focus on the three strategic growth areas along the A90 North and South and the A96.

Aberdeenshire Council has also taken a positive step by removing long-standing sites that have not been delivered.

During the debate, a seconded motion was tabled by Cllr Glen Reid for the protected status of an area of ​​land to the east of Midhill Primary School in Kintore to be restored after the reporter ruled he n There was no justification for a recreational open space. However, following advice from Council Legal Services, the motion was found to have no jurisdiction and was not granted.

Members also heard representations from two residents of Potterton regarding concerns about the impacts future allocated development would have on existing road infrastructure and the environment in and around the village.

Cllr John Crawley, Chairman of the Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, said: ‘It is with great pleasure that I endorse the recommendations and express my sincere thanks to the officers involved in creating the proposed local development plan in our name.

“Since the very beginning of this process in 2018, officers have helped communities and individuals navigate the complexities of the plan-making system and have worked closely with all stakeholders, including ourselves, on the key decision that this document makes.

“Despite extremely difficult recent events such as the pandemic, EU exit, inflationary pressures, and material and labor shortages, this plan creates the stability and confidence from which our communities can build. develop.

“This plan, like others before it, will direct the right development to the right place and, in doing so, support our communities by facilitating and providing essential services and facilities.”

Seconding the motion, ISC Vice President Cllr Isobel Davidson added: “This plan reinforces the council’s ambition to create sustainable communities and this will be implemented with a focus on creating places , with policies that strive to achieve the highest design standards and the development of master plans for strategic development sites.Combined with policies to safeguard our town centres, reduce travel, promote low-carbon and zero-emissions technologies, as well as securing generous levels of open space in new developments and enhanced biodiversity, it will ensure our ambition is met over the Plan period.

Speaking after the Plenary Council, Council Leader Mark Findlater said: “This plan and its strategies will provide critical certainty to our communities, developers and investors over the next five years and ensure the delivery of approximately 17 000 homes, will allocate land for net-zero and low-carbon production, provide huge employment opportunities and help generate around £6 billion of local economic activity.

“The policies contained in the proposed LDP are intended to ensure the long-term sustainability and prosperity of the region and to direct the right development to the right place in accordance with national policy.

“I would like to personally thank everyone who engaged with us during the consultation process, as you have played an important role in helping to shape a clear vision for the future development of Aberdeenshire.”

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Philly strip club owner plans to expand, hoping for more nights like Bad Bunny’s Made in America visit https://jj990.info/philly-strip-club-owner-plans-to-expand-hoping-for-more-nights-like-bad-bunnys-made-in-america-visit/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:23:10 +0000 https://jj990.info/philly-strip-club-owner-plans-to-expand-hoping-for-more-nights-like-bad-bunnys-made-in-america-visit/ Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, the Puerto Rican musician who plays the role of Bad Bunny and landed this year best-selling album and Spotify streamstopped by the Sin City Cabaret on his way to the Made in America show in Philadelphia on September 4. That night, he offered his entourage $50,000 to spend on dancers, dinners, […]]]>

Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, the Puerto Rican musician who plays the role of Bad Bunny and landed this year best-selling album and Spotify streamstopped by the Sin City Cabaret on his way to the Made in America show in Philadelphia on September 4. That night, he offered his entourage $50,000 to spend on dancers, dinners, and booze at the Passyunk Avenue strip club.

It was a publicity stunt for the club’s founder, Konstantine “Gus” Drakopoulos, who was quick to draw pro athletes and singers from the former family club Sin City in the Bronx. This club, which was in a gentrifying neighborhood, closed in 2018 after the state discovered it “did not exercise adequate oversight” and that its name, not just that of his partners, should have appeared on his liquor licence. Pennsylvania gave it a license the following year, and Sin City Cabaret opened in 2020, just in time for pandemic restrictions.

Philadelphia “has been behind a lot of other cities” when it comes to the state of its locally owned strip clubs, and that’s created openings for fancier newcomers “à la New York”, says Kali Morgan, owner of Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium on South Street, which sells clothing and accessories to club performers. Their pay was better before the 1990s, she said, when clubs moved from paying by the hour to charging dancers a fee and treating them like contractors.

Drakapoulos sat down with The Inquirer to talk about his club. His answers are edited for clarity and conciseness.

With Sin City in the Bronx, we had a great club, nice people, but the city made it difficult for us. I felt it was the politicians and developers gentrifying the South Bronx, they wanted us out. It’s like a new city now.

I still have a club in New York, the Show Palace in Queens. The dancers are fully nude and it’s alcohol-free, so you can get in at 18.

The club we had in the Bronx, a lot of people from the music industry used to come there, it was their meeting place, and now they come here when there’s a concert in Philadelphia.

People used to go to a Hispanic club, or an African American club, or a white boys club. In our first club, we created a place where you get everything, and that’s what we’re doing here. A diverse outlook is the recipe for our success. I thought to myself, why take care of some people when you can take care of everyone?

About 32% of our clients here are women. Bachelor parties, or with their friends or husbands, or in groups. When I got into the business, there was this unwritten rule: No women were allowed into clubs unless accompanied by a male companion. So I started noticing these girls queuing up asking the bouncer if he could impersonate their date. I thought about it and I started, on Thursday nights, what we called Stripper Idol, like american idol. Ladies before midnight get a free drink. Now women come here, like men.

There was a club here, the Vanity Grand. We bought it with cash. We put a wrecking ball in there. Construction was 90% complete when the pandemic hit, and we had to shut down until August.

We opened in September [2020] with masks, sneeze guards and a promise that crowds would not exceed 50% capacity [which totals 1,500 people]. It’s good when you’re a restaurant and you can deliver, but it’s horrible when you have a club that relies on the human touch, the momentum, the energy. And they closed everyone from December to February [2021] after the spike in COVID cases.

So in 2021, we did a soft reopening by word of mouth. They lifted the restrictions in June. Normally you would open with a lot of noise, publicity, radio, filler because people feed off people. But we kept things calm.

We fill up on weekends. Weeknights maybe 40% capacity. We will start opening for lunch this fall. We are discussing with the health department our plans for a cigar lounge. We are even better known in New York than in Philadelphia.

We were very lucky to find people to work for us. We have 50 people working here [on a busy night]300 or 400 on the list altogether.

You know, dancers are independent contractors – they come when they want, wear what they want, dance with whoever they want. Our dancers earn from around $400 per night to over $2,000. [They pay the club up to $100 a shift.] I tell them it’s not the real shot; it’s a stepping stone – do it for the next few years to earn money and get out. You don’t want to make a career out of it.

We also outsource security. Then the bottle servers, they get hourly wages, tips and bonuses. They can earn $200 a night, mostly from tips. I’ve seen these girls win over $1,000.

We have a white collar clientele. They will come here to celebrate a birthday, a bachelor or bachelorette party, the conclusion of a deal or to flirt with a client. Auto dealerships on Essington Avenue, vendors come here to have a few beers and relax before heading home.

My parents had the club in New York. But I was a stockbroker on the New York Stock Exchange, I started that when I was 19. It was like that movie, The wolf of Wall Street. I was recruited young, hungry and with a work ethic.

They trained me to be that bull, who went and sold a stock. [Drakopoulos was found guilty of conspiracy to commit securities fraud in an insider-trading case in 2003 and was sentenced to probation. New York authorities in 2008 agreed to waive a ban that prohibits people with convictions from operating a bar.]

I met a client in Texas – he was a fellow Greek; he knew my dad – we ended up becoming best friends. He owned strip clubs. And he took me to clubs owned by other Greeks. I’ve come to find these Greeks at Texas’ own strip clubs, like Greek restaurants in New Jersey and New York. [The customer, Lampros Moumouris, was a partner in the Bronx club and became a partner in the Philadelphia club; he died in 2021. Frank Antonio Aleman, a photographer and a senior manager at Sin City in the Bronx, is also a partner in the Philadelphia club.]

My wife is Greek too. His family is from Crete, mine is from Kalamata, where the olives grow. We met in the old quarter. She is my balance. She is a speech therapist and a very conservative person.

Writer Ryan Briggs contributed to this report.

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The Ultimate Guide to OEM Advertising for App Developers https://jj990.info/the-ultimate-guide-to-oem-advertising-for-app-developers/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 11:47:27 +0000 https://jj990.info/the-ultimate-guide-to-oem-advertising-for-app-developers/ These days, app developers and marketers can advertise directly on OEM devices. Previously, we explained why original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are going to play a prominent role in user acquisition channels over the next few years. Now we have decided to go deeper and explore the potential of the OEM market. Here we share some […]]]>

These days, app developers and marketers can advertise directly on OEM devices. Previously, we explained why original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are going to play a prominent role in user acquisition channels over the next few years. Now we have decided to go deeper and explore the potential of the OEM market. Here we share some valuable information about our latest OEM Market Research it will help you understand OEM advertising better.

The Ultimate Guide to OEM AdvertisingThe white paper outlines one of the user acquisition trends in 2022 – OEM advertising. This whitepaper is especially relevant for those who already work with traditional traffic sources such as Meta and Google Ads, but don’t know how to increase installs. We believe OEM ads can help brands increase app installs and will be an essential part of mobile marketing strategy over the next few years.

In this guide, we’ve shared the growth outlook for the OEM market, along with recommendations for launching and sustaining OEM campaigns. Additionally, you’ll find information on how to work with OEM platforms, our case studies, and things you need to know before launching an OEM ad campaign.

You can download the white paper “The Ultimate Guide to OEM advertising” here.

OEM advertising won’t help your strategy to reach your target audience, but it’s a great tool for performance campaigns where accuracy and measurable results are important. Promoting mobile apps on Android is the only thing currently available in OEM sources.

Another distinctive feature of OEM advertising is OEM traffic. Here are some benefits of leveraging OEM traffic:

  1. OEM source technology determines high transparency of OEM traffic and makes it free from fraud.
  2. OEM traffic is highly predictable, which improves the performance of OEM campaigns.
  3. OEMs offer marketers to promote their apps in a user-friendly manner. Thus, the OEM advertising format inspires user trust, and the CR of OEM campaigns can reach almost 90%.

Here, we’ve put together a list of recommendations for anyone wanting to test OEM sources.

  1. Build a grassroots user base before turning to OEM sources to promote your app. Device campaigns are not suitable for apps with a small number of users. OEMs learn how to promote an app by analyzing user behavior and buying habits, preferences, and other information. Thus, for a recently released application, OEM sources would not have enough data to produce an informative and reliable estimate. If you need to build a core user base for your app, try Meta or Google sources first.
  1. Run OEM campaigns to scale your app when customers can recognize your brand. To improve the performance of your OEM campaign, you need to have an eye-catching and recognizable app icon. This way your app will stand out from other recommended apps.
  1. Before launching an OEM campaign, analyze the capacity of the local Android market. This is especially important when you have a large budget for your campaign. It’s likely that the budget you want to allocate to the OEM campaign is excessive, as there simply aren’t many devices in a specific region to invest in.
  1. Test different OEM sources to see which works best. Do not mix sources when testing. Each of the three categories of OEM platforms has individual mechanisms, optimization process, traffic attribution analytics, and attribution time. This is why testing different OEM sources at the same time can affect your campaign’s performance.
  1. Do not compare OEM test results with other performance sources. However, it is a good idea to compare ad placement results across different OEM sources. If Meta is where you analyze creatives first, the OEM platform is where you analyze ad placements. Most OEM platforms do not offer ad placement for creatives. The most common ad format is your app icon that appears as a recommendation in various user touchpoints on the device. This is why it is crucial to analyze ad placement results in different OEM sources.
  1. Ask the managers of the OEM platform to help you launch a campaign. It can be helpful and effective to reach out to people who are familiar with a platform, who can and would be willing to help. OEM platform managers can provide you with legal information, guide you through the technical features of the platform, as well as advise you on launching a campaign.
  1. Properly attribute OEM campaign results. For some sources such as Huawei and recommendation platforms, the average validation trail for OEM advertising results is at least 30 days due to the nature of the user experience.
  1. Choose vendors who have direct relationships with managers of different categories of OEM platforms. They will be able to ensure that you will achieve the business goals you have, based on their work experience. In addition, they can advise you on how to mix sources, since they are in direct contact with the platforms. When working with contractors, don’t assign one source to multiple agencies; this will make traffic generation increasingly difficult to control.

Check “The Ultimate Guide to OEM Advertising» whitepaper and learn more about launching and running an OEM campaign.

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MahaRERA allows developer to deduct 2% of apartment value when canceling bookings https://jj990.info/maharera-allows-developer-to-deduct-2-of-apartment-value-when-canceling-bookings/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 17:53:43 +0000 https://jj990.info/maharera-allows-developer-to-deduct-2-of-apartment-value-when-canceling-bookings/ The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has allowed the developer L&T Realty Limited, which had executed the Crescent Bay-T2 residential project at Parel in Mumbai, to deduct 2% from the consideration for two one-bedroom apartments. worth Rs 3.28 crore as part of a refund requested by buyers who canceled their reservations. The order was […]]]>

The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has allowed the developer L&T Realty Limited, which had executed the Crescent Bay-T2 residential project at Parel in Mumbai, to deduct 2% from the consideration for two one-bedroom apartments. worth Rs 3.28 crore as part of a refund requested by buyers who canceled their reservations.

The order was passed on September 12 after MahaRERA found no merit in claims raised by homebuyers seeking reimbursement with interest under Section 18 of the RERA Act. Instead, he accepted submissions made by the developer – through lawyer Manish Gala – that he had called homebuyers to execute the sale because
the reservation date from 2017 to 2019, but did not receive a response.

Consequently, the MahaRERA said that on its face there was no breach of Section 18 by the developer, which led to the dismissal of the homebuyers’ claim.

The MahaRERA, in the absence of sales agreement documents, had accepted forms signed by the parties at the time of booking. Among the various terms and conditions, one condition put forward by the promoter was that he will have the right to waive 5% of the total amount of consideration.

In the order, the MahaRERA mentioned that these forfeiture clauses are unreasonable after the start of the RERA and also do not comply with the order issued in August with respect to the prescribed format of letter of allotment which allows the promoter to waive 2% in case the buyer cancels the reservation.

The MahaRERA pointed out that the established principle for the cancellation of the reservation (before the execution of the sales contract is executed) was prescribed by such an order. And, since this project is registered with MahaRERA, the order can be enforced while adjudicating similar cases on the merits.

According to the plaintiffs – homebuyers Vinay Jain, Vimla Jain and Priya Jain – they had jointly booked the Crescent Bay project apartments and contacted the MahaRERA for reimbursement with interest and compensation under Articles 12, 13, 14 and 18 of the RERA law.

The homebuyers had submitted a written quote stating that the developer had offered them a reduced carpet area. They added that the possession of apartments was offered in 2019 by the developer without obtaining an occupancy certificate from the competent authority. However, the homebuyers failed to prove their claims, MahaRERA said in its order.

For example, the homebuyers had claimed that the promoter had violated article 12 of the RERA law by giving false and misleading information. The section provides that homebuyers can seek a refund as well as interest and compensation if the payee (homebuyer) makes a deposit based on the information provided in the notice/advertisement and suffers a loss or damage due to false information. However, in this case, the buyers did not present such a brochure or document to MahaRERA.

L&T Realty had contended that the booking was made when the Maharashtra Ownership Flat Act was in force in 2017. Further, he had stated that the change in floor area of ​​the apartment was a result of a change in the methodology for calculating the the carpet surface according to the standards laid down by the RERA.

“Clause 5(c) of the booking request form made it clear that any variation in carpeted area within a 3% cap in the apartment is accepted and confirmed by the parties and therefore the defendant does not is not obligated to make any payments…”, the developer had submitted.

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Bradenton City Hall property proposals include condos, rental units https://jj990.info/bradenton-city-hall-property-proposals-include-condos-rental-units/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 22:01:14 +0000 https://jj990.info/bradenton-city-hall-property-proposals-include-condos-rental-units/ Downtown Bradenton could soon feature a new mixed-use skyscraper with condos and rental units, retail, restaurants and hotels on the Manatee River waterfront. The authorities plan to sell Downtown Bradenton City Hall Propertyand last week discussed proposals from five developers hoping to buy the 3.9-acre site. The proposals outline major high-rise projects that officials envision […]]]>

Downtown Bradenton could soon feature a new mixed-use skyscraper with condos and rental units, retail, restaurants and hotels on the Manatee River waterfront.

The authorities plan to sell Downtown Bradenton City Hall Propertyand last week discussed proposals from five developers hoping to buy the 3.9-acre site.

The proposals outline major high-rise projects that officials envision as the centerpiece of future downtown redevelopment.

In case you missed it:Sale of Bradenton’s waterfront City Hall property could catalyze downtown redevelopment

Previously:Bradenton announces sale of City Hall property and asks for more than $10.46 million

L&L Development offers The Vias in Bradenton

L&L Development Group and NDC Construction Co. have offered $14.1 million for the property and have proposed a mixed-use development known as The Vias in Bradenton that could rise up to 20 stories .

The proposal includes a Marriot AC hotel with 130 rooms, 25.00 square feet of retail space, 100 condominiums, 350 rental apartments and a parking garage.

The L&L Development Group is led by Palm Beach-based developer David Levinson. The company has developed or acquired over 10 million square feet of commercial and residential space since 2000. The company has previously worked on massive projects like TSX Broadway in Times Square and Wynwood Plaza in Miami.

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Global renewable energy heavyweights prepare to enter Australia https://jj990.info/global-renewable-energy-heavyweights-prepare-to-enter-australia/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 06:37:00 +0000 https://jj990.info/global-renewable-energy-heavyweights-prepare-to-enter-australia/ Fever interest from foreign entities has led NSW to also explore its own offshore wind target, and global energy giant Equinor this month announced plans to develop a renewable energy project in NSW after concluding a partnership with OceanEx. Offshore wind has also won favor with the new federal government, which is moving aggressively towards […]]]>

Fever interest from foreign entities has led NSW to also explore its own offshore wind target, and global energy giant Equinor this month announced plans to develop a renewable energy project in NSW after concluding a partnership with OceanEx.

Offshore wind has also won favor with the new federal government, which is moving aggressively towards its goal of having zero-emission sources account for more than 80% of the country’s electricity mix by 2030, which would enable the country to reach its net goal – zero target by 2050.

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Ocean Winds’ entry into Gippsland swells a rapidly growing portfolio of offshore wind projects in the region, which includes the country’s most advanced development, Star of the South, Corio Generation, a Green Investment Group holding company of Macquarie, and Shell.

Ocean Winds was only formed in 2020 with 1500 MW of offshore wind projects under construction and 4 GW in advanced development. It aims to reach 5 GW to 7 GW of projects in operation or under construction and 5 GW to 10 GW in advanced development by 2025.

Australia’s untapped wind resources are considered comparable to the best in the world. Importantly, much of it is in the south, close to demand centers and grid connections in areas such as the Latrobe Valley, where coal-fired power stations will retire in the coming years. , leaving valuable transportation infrastructure underutilized and thousands of workers unemployed. .

Around Victoria, the strength and regularity of wind speeds are high by international standards, while a large area of ​​shallow ocean from less than 50 meters to 60 meters deep is suitable for fixed wind turbine platforms at the seabed, a much more mature and less expensive technology. than floating turbines.

Last month, Energy Minister Chris Bowen launched a 60-day public consultation for Gippsland – considered a foregone conclusion due to local support for offshore wind – and developers were told that applications for licenses to feasibility should be open at the beginning of December.

A so-called feasibility license gives its holder exclusive rights to part of the region for seven years, essential for attracting investment. Details on how many licenses will be issued have not been revealed, but industry sources expect up to four, and with so many potential developers, competition is intense.

It is unclear whether regulators will favor those with the deepest pockets and global experience developing offshore wind projects or smaller developers who have spent years conducting preliminary work and developing community relationships. local.

One solution could be the partnership of developers, allowing everyone a share of the market.

“I suspect the offshore wind industry will echo that of the oil and gas industry, where you see new developments often developed in partnership. It’s billions of dollars of investment and the partnerships will reduce the risk,” an industry executive said.

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Roblox is getting into ads to diversify beyond virtual goods https://jj990.info/roblox-is-getting-into-ads-to-diversify-beyond-virtual-goods/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 17:00:01 +0000 https://jj990.info/roblox-is-getting-into-ads-to-diversify-beyond-virtual-goods/ Roblox has built a user base of over 52 million by providing a gaming and entertainment platform primarily aimed at children. Now the company wants advertisers to join in the fun. As part of its annual developer conference on Friday, Roblox is announcing plans to launch ads next year, marking the company’s first significant effort […]]]>

Roblox has built a user base of over 52 million by providing a gaming and entertainment platform primarily aimed at children. Now the company wants advertisers to join in the fun.

As part of its annual developer conference on Friday, Roblox is announcing plans to launch ads next year, marking the company’s first significant effort to diversify its business beyond virtual goods in games. Ahead of the rollout, Roblox said it would test ads with unspecified developers and brands by the end of this year.

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Manuel Bronstein, chief product officer of Roblox, said the company has already tried some online ads with brands like Warner Bros. and Vans. The ads were displayed in an experimental ad format that Roblox called “portals,” he said. He also said the company remains committed to its core business, which allows players to spend real money on Robux virtual currency that can be used to level up and purchase in-game items.

“We have an incredible transactional economy, and we will continue to invest in it,” Bronstein said. He called the company’s push into online ads a “good strategic bet” that is “at the start” of its development.

Roblox debuted on the New York Stock Exchange in March 2021 and saw its market capitalization top $80 billion in November as investors flocked to high-growth tech stocks. But this year’s economic downturn has punished these companies, with Roblox losing 60% of its value in 2022.

In August, Roblox released second-quarter financials that missed both top and bottom results, and revenue growth slowed to 30% from over 100% a year earlier. The company said in its quarterly filing that it generates “almost all of our revenue” from the sale of Robux.

Roblox CEO David Baszucki told CNBC in February that the company has “many opportunities to increase monetization” and he cited advertising and immersive 3D shopping as potential areas for growth. To date, the company has focused on “building a safe and civil platform” and growing its daily active user base, Baszucki said.

Roblox describes its next ad offering as immersive ads, though there’s no standard format for how they look yet. Bronstein speculated that future ads in the metaverse — an online world where people socialize, work, and learn — might look like digital billboards that people can use to buy goods like shoes or even branded digital coffee mugs.

In the portal’s ad tests, when users interact with the brand, they can be automatically transported to the company’s virtual Roblox community, Bronstein said. At this point, companies are just trying to figure out how ads can work in Roblox and other metaverses.

Regarding Warner Bros. and his recent Roblox test, Bronstein said “they were fascinated by the results.”

Roblox is getting into online ads during a turbulent time in the market. Meta and Snap’s Facebook business has been hit particularly hard by Apple’s privacy changes in iOS, making targeting more difficult. The economic downturn has led a number of companies to cut advertising spend, and the emergence of TikTok has added a new avenue to the mix.

Meanwhile, Amazon and Apple are ramping up their advertising business as companies that rely on these platforms spend more money marketing themselves to consumers.

In this context, Roblox will have to prove its worth before brands open up their wallets in any meaningful way. Companies could use their metaverse ads “as connections to the real world,” Bronstein said. For example, a company’s branded digital item could function as “a coupon to buy something from a store” in the physical world.

Roblox faces the additional challenge of serving ads on an app primarily used by children. All Roblox ads will be labeled as “immersive ads” and children under 13 will not be able to interact with them, the company said. The company is also adding more guidelines to inform parents and children about virtual experiences suitable for certain age groups based on criteria such as violence.

In addition to ads, Roblox is launching other new features, including a tool to help users more easily discover virtual worlds and experiences they might be interested in, as well as chat features, more immersive avatars that include animations facials and other designer tools.

In the second quarter, Roblox’s daily active user count soared 21% year-over-year to 52.2 million.

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel lays out plan to grow users and revenue after layoffs https://jj990.info/snap-ceo-evan-spiegel-lays-out-plan-to-grow-users-and-revenue-after-layoffs/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 18:51:49 +0000 https://jj990.info/snap-ceo-evan-spiegel-lays-out-plan-to-grow-users-and-revenue-after-layoffs/ After being ‘punched in the face’ by a plummeting stock price and brutal layoffs, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told employees this week how the company plans to further grow its revenue and base. users next year. In an internal note sent to employees on September 6 and obtained by The edge, Spiegel said the company […]]]>

After being ‘punched in the face’ by a plummeting stock price and brutal layoffs, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told employees this week how the company plans to further grow its revenue and base. users next year.

In an internal note sent to employees on September 6 and obtained by The edge, Spiegel said the company aims to grow Snapchat’s user base by 30% to 450 million by the end of next year, and aims to increase revenue to $6 billion. in 2023. He said the plan calls for $350 million of that revenue to come from the recently introduced Snapchat paid subscription to unlock additional features, which is already on track to hit 4 million subscribers by the end of this year.

“We saw challenges on the horizon and hedged our bets accordingly, but we were still hit hard in the face by the new economic reality of 2022,” Spiegel wrote in the nearly 4,000-word memo to the press. Snap employees. “We did not anticipate the war in Ukraine, soaring energy and food prices, continued high inflation and a more than 45x increase in the federal funds rate since last September. We have decisively entered a new era, and we must adapt and overcome to succeed in this new reality.

To achieve its user growth goal, Spiegel said Snap will focus on “increasing our penetration in at least one new major country or demographic” and onboarding over 30-40 year olds. Directing more users to Snapchat’s Map and Spotlight sections “helps make our service more appealing to our community, harder to copy and more resilient to competition, and increases our longer-term monetization opportunities.”

Russ Caditz-Peck, a spokesperson for Snap, confirmed the authenticity of the memo.

Snap recently laid off 20% of its workforce, cutting entire teams and projects like its recently introduced camera drone. Even still, Spiegel said the company remains committed to augmented reality, which he says “represents the next major evolution in computing,” and that the next generation of its Spectacles AR glasses is in development.

“Leadership in augmented reality is important to Snap because it helps us build a sustainable competitive advantage that comes from long-term investment, building technically challenging things, and growing an ever-increasing platform. harder to replicate,” Spiegel said. “It also positions us to benefit from the next major platform shift: from mobile to wearables. Leading this shift will be one of our most significant contributions to human progress; empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, discover the world and have fun together.

Here are some other highlights from the memo, which you can read in full below:

  • Snap aims to increase time spent on content by 10% per user in 2023.
  • It wants 35% of users to interact with Snapchat’s Map tab daily and 30% of users on Spotlight, its competitor TikTok, every day next year.
  • The plan is to generate $6 billion in revenue and at least $1 billion in free cash flow in 2023.
  • Snap wants AR-based advertising to make up 10% of its total ad revenue next year.
  • The company wants to increase the number of people using its AR effects, called Lenses, in other apps to 1 billion monthly users by next year.
  • He sets up an AR business division to sell his technology to other companies.
  • “We will help developers explore the possibilities offered by our next generation” of Spectacles in confidence, according to Spiegel, who suggests that the next version will not be available for sale.

You can read Spiegel’s full internal memo, dated September 6, below:

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Tesla hires business development manager in Thailand as demand for electric vehicles increases https://jj990.info/tesla-hires-business-development-manager-in-thailand-as-demand-for-electric-vehicles-increases/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 04:47:33 +0000 https://jj990.info/tesla-hires-business-development-manager-in-thailand-as-demand-for-electric-vehicles-increases/ Tesla advertises nearly 20 Bangkok-based jobs, including a home charging developer on its website. By : HT automatic office | Updated: 06 Sep 2022, 10:20 File photo of a Tesla electric vehicle being charged. (AP) U.S. electric vehicle giant Tesla has stepped up recruitment procedures in Thailand as the Southeast Asian auto hub sees a […]]]>

Tesla advertises nearly 20 Bangkok-based jobs, including a home charging developer on its website.

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U.S. electric vehicle giant Tesla has stepped up recruitment procedures in Thailand as the Southeast Asian auto hub sees a surge in demand for electric vehicles. The company is looking to hire a business development manager and recruiters, according to its website. The job announcements come as the country faces high energy prices, which has in turn increased demand for electric vehicles as well as support from government consumer incentives.

The company advertises nearly 20 Bangkok-based jobs, including a Home Charging Developer on its website and the position of a Charging Infrastructure Manager has also been posted on its LinkedIn. Other positions were vacant for vehicle technicians, customer service and a parts consultant.

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However, Thailand is not expected to be a production site for Tesla at this time, even though the country’s government has been promoting EV sales and it is speculated that the EV company may set up its production halls there. official exhibition.

Thailand is Asia’s fourth-largest auto assembly and export hub for companies like Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd. The country produces about 1.5 to 2 million vehicles a year, about half of which are exported.

The Thai government now aims to produce 725,000 electric vehicles per year, or 30% of total vehicle production, by 2030. The country also offers many electric vehicles made by Chinese automakers at affordable prices. Great Wall Motors launched its ORA Good Cat model at the annual motor show for 828,500 baht ($22,600). The Chinese manufacturer also plans to produce this model in Thailand in 2024.

Another Chinese automaker Hozon Auto last month unveiled the NETA V for 549,000 baht ($15,000), matching the starting prices for traditional vehicles in Thailand. Meanwhile, Indonesian President Joko Widodo in August urged Tesla to manufacture its cars and batteries in his country.

Date of first publication: Sep 06, 2022, 10:17 a.m. IST

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Hiring in progress: offshore wind in the United States intensifies, workers learned about safety https://jj990.info/hiring-in-progress-offshore-wind-in-the-united-states-intensifies-workers-learned-about-safety/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 13:28:29 +0000 https://jj990.info/hiring-in-progress-offshore-wind-in-the-united-states-intensifies-workers-learned-about-safety/ Comment this story Comment At a 131-year-old marine academy located along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, the people who will build the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm are learning the skills needed to stay safe while working around offshore wind turbines. Some perform their duties quite easily since they are veterans of the maritime domains […]]]>

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At a 131-year-old marine academy located along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, the people who will build the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm are learning the skills needed to stay safe while working around offshore wind turbines.

Some perform their duties quite easily since they are veterans of the maritime domains or construction. For others, it’s totally new to using fall protection and marine survival equipment, climbing a ladder from a boat to a turbine, and learning to work hundreds meters in the air.

Offshore wind developers are hiring, after years of touting the promise of tens of thousands of jobs the industry could create in the United States. To launch this new clean energy industry, they now need a lot of workers with the right training and skills.

“That’s the number of people we’ll need in the time frame we need,” said Jennifer Cullen, senior director of labor relations and workforce development at Vineyard Wind in Massachusetts. “We fight this feeling of, we’ve been talking about it for so long, … is it really coming? We tell people, yes, it’s here, it’s now.

“We are building the turbines next year and we will be building many more wind farms after that,” she added.

Vineyard Wind is set to become the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the United States. The development follows the Cape Wind project, which would have been closer to the Massachusetts coast but failed after years of litigation and local opposition.

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the only location in Massachusetts currently offering the basic safety training designed by a nonprofit organization founded by wind turbine manufacturers and operators – the Global Wind Organization – although the training is offered in other states. Anyone who will be going to an offshore wind farm must complete safety training, and most developers meet the requirement with the GWO program.

The course attracts unionized workers and others eager to work on future wind farms the Biden administration wants to dot America’s shores to help fight climate change. President Joe Biden has made it his goal to 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030, to power more than 10 million homes and create 80,000 jobs.

The reward for offshore wind interns are jobs with an average salary approaching $80,000 per year.

Before arriving at the academy, students take approximately six hours of online lessons.

Then, dressed in waterproof suits, they practice getting off a ship at Buzzards Bay and up a boarding ladder connected to a turbine – a dangerous part of the job, especially in rough seas.

Students descend from the pier into the cold waters of the bay to learn how to safely abandon a ship or the turbine in an emergency. They inflate a life raft, climb into it and right it when it is upside down.

To prepare for work at height, they use a harness and fall protection equipment to ascend and descend a turbine ladder. They practice lowering themselves using ropes from a 20-foot (6.1-meter) platform in the event of an emergency evacuation. And they save a comrade who pretends to be hurt.

A day is dedicated to first aid and CPR, and they put out a small fire with fire extinguishers.

Many interns will go to work on Vineyard Wind, 15 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. With 62 turbines, the project is expected to produce 800 megawatts, enough electricity per year to power more than 400,000 homes, from the end of 2023. Work started on land at the end of last year.

Daniel Szymkowiak, a 36-year-old engineer, worked offshore in the oil and gas industry. He completed the maritime academy course in August and now works on submarine wind farm cables for Vineyard Wind.

Szymkowiak changed careers, he said, because working in renewable wind power made him feel better about the future of the world.

“It’s up and coming. Being the first commercial project in the United States is exciting,” he said. “To bring positive change to our country, to create new opportunities, that’s exactly why I’m here.”

The Maritime Academy, founded in 1891, has historically focused on Coast Guard-approved training for professional mariners. Anticipating the needs of the burgeoning offshore wind industry in the United States, it expanded its offshore wind support courses in 2019.

More than 200 people have completed basic safety training at the academy’s Maritime Center for Responsible Energy, in conjunction with RelyOn Nutec. The center plans to use grants to expand its offshore wind courses with basic technical training, enhanced first aid and advanced rescue, said Michael Burns, executive director of the marine center. The safety course, offered twice a month, is booked until the end of the year.

In the courses, there’s a sense of excitement to work overseas, take on a new challenge and help kick-start the industry, Burns said. He expects to see more schools and businesses offering the training to meet growing demand.

“We want to do everything in our power to do our part to help ensure these projects can happen on schedule,” Burns said.

In neighboring Rhode Island, Danish wind developer Orsted and utility Eversource are teaming up with the state, the Community College of Rhode Island and union leaders to launch a basic safety training course there as well. Orsted and Eversource plan to build wind of revolution, a 400 megawatt wind farm south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, to power Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The first one Inauguration of an offshore wind farm in the United States off Block Island in Rhode Island in late 2016. But with five turbines, it’s not commercial scale.

Cullen of Vineyard Wind said the role of training is to qualify people to work for a variety of developers and grow the workforce. Vineyard Wind also works with a Martha’s Vineyard program to prepare local residents for technician jobs.

Tyler Spofford has been with GE Offshore Wind since January. The 35-year-old quit his job as a tug captain to spend more time with his family.

Spofford said he was delighted the offshore wind industry was creating jobs, especially for seafarers in the northeast. There were few workboat jobs in the area after he graduated and licensed in 2009 from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. This led him to the Gulf of Mexico, where he worked in the oil and gas industry.

“Pretty much since I got out of school, offshore wind has always been a topic of discussion, but nothing has really happened on a large scale,” he said.

Then, Spofford said, the “stars aligned.” He is now helping to assess the vessel needs of the Vineyard Wind project, assist with procurement and contracting for the vessels, and will manage them. He completed the maritime academy course in August.

“It’s kind of like we’re part of this startup in some way,” he said. “We face many challenges. It’s kind of fun to think about it and solve it and come up with a product and something that’s going to work, a solution.

Follow Jennifer McDermott on Twitter: @JenMcDermottAP

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