Aware appoints investor relations firm to alert capital markets of biometrics wins

Aware appoints investor relations firm to alert capital markets of biometrics wins

Aware is planning a new investor relations program to publicize the success of its biometrics business, and has appointed Gateway Investor Relations to run it.

Gateway Investor Relations specializes in advising public companies and providing high-level capital markets consulting, corporate communications, and investor outreach services. The firm also has extensive experience helping tech companies engage with U.S. capital markets.

“Our strategic investments in the front end of the business and engineering resources recently have strengthened our technological leadership position, expanded our customer and partner footprint, establishing a growing subscription-based business,” states Aware President and CEO Bob Eckel. “As an example, the recent breakthrough capabilities added to Knomi, our leading mobile biometric authentication framework, have augmented the platform’s functionality to deliver a highly secure and frictionless user experience. Given these advancements, we believe the time is right to start proactively communicating Aware’s successes. We are confident that the Gateway team will

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Billy Corgan / Marilyn Manson relationship

Manson told Esquire that he and Billy Corgan did squabble over his relationship with McGowan, but to call it a whole thing would really be inaccurate. “A lot of people think there was some kind of falling out,” he said, referring to Corgan. “It was mostly that he wrote a strongly worded letter about how Rose McGowan would ruin my life and ruin my career if I stayed with her.” In hindsight, Manson saw that that Corgan’s advice was good and, ever conscious of social etiquette norms, said that “he wrote it as a letter, which is very polite.” He saw that Corgan was just looking out for him.

For her part, McGowan bit back in her 2013 memoir Brave. According to Alternative Nation, she refers to the Smashing Pumpkins frontman as Manson’s “whiny friend Billy” and revealed some of the strong words he used in that letter: “Going

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Public cloud providers seek closer collaboration with telcos

With 5G networks proliferating across the US, public cloud providers are looking for ways to harness the new business opportunities that these faster, more sophisticated networks are likely to create. At the same time, telecom operators are trying to figure out how to optimize their edge networks and make good on their promises of delivering low-latency applications.

Two recent developments in this area are bringing cloud providers and telecom operators together and fueling new collaborations – Google Cloud Platform’s membership in the Linux Foundation Network (LFN) and Microsoft’s debut of Azure for Operators, a carrier-grade cloud platform that incorporates edge compute capabilities.

GCP’s membership in LFN was announced during that organization’s Open Networking and Edge Summit. GCP will be a Platinum member in LFN and Amol Phadke, managing director of global telecom industry solutions for GCP, will join LFN’s governing board.

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Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Congresspeople, Top Execs to Speak at Universal Music’s Black Caucus Panels

Last week, Universal Music Group and its Task Force for Meaningful Change (in partnership with UMG’s °1824 and Diversity & Inclusion teams, Def Jam Forward, Interscope/Geffen/A&M and Republic Record’s Action Committee), launched a series of special programs and discussions in celebration of this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference.

The events are free and open to the public. Coming up this week are:

  • “Black and Blue” Sept 29, 5 p.m. ET (streaming here)

Presented by Def Jam Forward, “Black and Blue” is a live conversation on the persistent police brutality in Black and Brown communities. Featuring special guest, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), along with New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Retired NYPD officer Ronald Colter, former NBA player and community activist Royce White and Def Jam Recordings artists Chuck D, Jadakiss and Bobby Sessions, the panel tackles the issue of generational over-policing and begs the question “What

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Police to join Translink staff in crackdown against anti-social behaviour on public transport

A new initiative has been established to help police and public transport staff deal with “crime and anti-social behaviour” on-board buses and trains.

The PSNI and Translink announced on Tuesday the introduction of a new joint partnership.

It is understood the initiative will see officers on-board trains and buses regularly across the country.

A spokesperson said the ‘Safe Transport Team’ would consist of a dedicated team of officers working alongside Translink staff in an effort to “provide a visible reassuring presence” for the public.

Speaking on Tuesday, T/Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Roberts said:  “This six month pilot, will see a dedicated team of officers work collaboratively with Translink colleagues and with Local Neighbourhood Teams to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour at public transport hubs and on-board trains and buses.

“Public transport customers can also play an important role in helping us keep people safe by reporting anything that doesn’t

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Council Bills Could Pave the Way for a Public Bank in NYC

The measures would require broader disclosure of where the city stashes its money now.

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Jeff Reed for the New York City Council

Mark Levine, a Manhattan Democrat seen here in 2019, is the sponsor of two bills that would boost transparency around the huge sums of tax revenue New York City squirrels away before using it to fund city operations.

The City Council is considering measures that would scrutinize the city’s relationship with corporate banks and other financial entities—disclosures that  could pave the pathway to creating a municipal public bank in the future.

The first bill, Intro 2099, would require the Department of Finance (DOF) to submit a quarterly report, every March, June, September and December, which would include the average daily balance, interest rate or earning allowance, interest earned, costs and fees reported both net and gross for each account. The DOF would submit the report to the Speaker

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Journal of Statesmanship and Public Policy Sees Downloads in Six of the Seven Continents

Since its release in July, the Liberty University Journal of Statesmanship and Public Policy has successfully given the student body an opportunity to publish high-quality research on an academic scale with the goal of sharing a biblical perspective on public policy issues.

The online Journal has had 1,248 downloads from every continent except Antarctica, according to Dr. Mary Prentice, associate professor in the Helms School of Government and a faculty advisor for the Journal.

After the invitation for article submissions opened in May, the Journal’s staff received 69 submissions, according to Prentice. Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral students and faculty members were welcome to submit articles. The first edition included 12 articles plus a letter from the School of  Government Dean Robert Hurt and a letter from the editors.

“We know the high caliber of our Liberty students, but we wanted the rest of the world to be exposed to the high

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Sonic Drive-In Invites Fans to Support Public School Teachers With $1 Million Donation by Voting for Learning Requests


Sonic ® Drive-In announces the return of its annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose, the non-profit crowdfunding platform created to help public school teachers with necessary teaching resources. Now in its 12 th year, the campaign gives guests the opportunity to vote on how Sonic’s annual $1 million donation is distributed among winning teachers’ requests on Additionally, as an added incentive during the first week of voting, Sonic is offering a free large Drink or Slush* with purchase for orders placed in the Sonic App with promo code TEACHERS.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

“During this time of uncertainty, teachers are going above and beyond to create safe and welcoming learning environments, whether in-person or virtually,” said Christi Woodworth, Vice President of Public Relations for Sonic. “The Limeades for Learning Fall Voting

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Aware Engages Gateway to Lead New Investor Relations Program

BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a leading global provider of biometrics software products, solutions and services, has appointed Gateway Investor Relations, a leading strategic financial communications and capital markets advisory firm, to build and deploy a new comprehensive investor relations program.

Gateway is a strategic financial communications firm specializing in advising public companies across a broad range of industry classifications. Founded in 1999, the firm provides high-level capital markets consulting, corporate communications, and investor outreach. The firm is also specifically experienced in helping technology companies access and effectively navigate the U.S. capital markets.

“Our strategic investments in the front end of the business and engineering resources recently have strengthened our technological leadership position, expanded our customer and partner footprint, establishing a growing subscription-based business,” said Aware President and CEO Bob Eckel. “As an example, the recent breakthrough capabilities added to Knomi®,

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Boosting public trust in scientists hangs on communications methods


IMAGE: Geah Pressgrove, WVU associate professor and program chair of advertising and public relations
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Credit: West Virginia University

While debate over COVID-19 guidelines and vaccine development has raised skeptics’ eyebrows and undermined confidence, a West Virginia University associate professor says that communication is essential for the science community to gain the American public’s trust. According to Geah Pressgrove, scientists and communications professionals need to rethink how they communicate through four distinct dimensions of trust: competence, integrity, benevolence and openness.


“In practice, communication objectives should be considered when assessing trust. In other words, ‘What are you trying to accomplish with the communication to your audience?’ Those objectives should influence the ways in which you assess perceptions. For instance, we see many science communicators simply assessing the outcome of knowledge gain; however, there is substantial evidence that knowledge doesn’t change behaviors.”

“We set out to increase conceptual clarity of

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