SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SumOfUs, a global consumer advocacy organization and online community with nearly 17 million members worldwide, gathered outside Mark Zuckerberg’s home in San Francisco, dressed in costume with props, to demand Facebook stop the rampant spread of disinformation on its platform.
“This past election was clear evidence that Facebook has become a gigantic trash heap of disinformation and it’s way past time for it to clean up its act,” said Emma Ruby-Sachs, executive director of SumOfUs. “Mark Zuckerberg knows he’s not doing nearly enough. He’ll keep doing the bare minimum and continue to line his pockets with profits until we hold him accountable for the destruction he’s doing to our very democracy.”
SumOfUs has been relentless in putting pressure on the mjor social media platforms to fightagainst disinformation rather than be complicit in its spread. As part of the day’s events, the group delivered a recent petition to Zuckerberg signed by over 52,000 supporters demanding that tech giants like Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter rework their algorithms to stop pushing users to extreme content that is littered with disinformation, hate speech, and lies.
SumOfUs was joined by a coalition of activists including Global Exchange, Media Alliance, Protest Facebook Coalition, CodePink Golden Gate, Diablo Rising Tide, Indivisible SF Peninsula and CA-14, MediaJustice, Raging Grannies Action League, Resistance SF, San Francisco Green Party and others in a wider protest against the platform.
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About SumOfUsSumOfUS is an advocacy nonprofit organization and online community with nearly 17 million members worldwide. We combine and amplify consumers’ voices to make sure regulators and corporations around the world hear them. Together, our community of millions act as a global consumer watchdog – running and winning campaigns to hold the biggest companies in the world accountable. More information can be found at www.SumOfUs.org.
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Portman Ridge Finance Corporation (Nasdaq: PTMN) (the "Company”), a business development company, today announced that it has entered into a Rule 10b5-1 stock trading plan to facilitate the repurchase of shares of its common stock in accordance with its $10 million share repurchase program previously announced on March 9, 2020. An independent U.S. broker-dealer is acting as the Company’s agent to purchase its shares on pre-arranged terms pursuant to the Rule 10b5-1 plan during a period beginning on August 31, 2020 and ending on March 5, 2020.
Repurchases may be made in the open market at prevailing market prices from time to time as market conditions warrant. All repurchases will be implemented in accordance with the applicable requirements of Rules 10b5-1 and 10b-18 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
About Portman Ridge Finance Corporation
Portman Ridge Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: PTMN) is a publicly traded, externally managed investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Portman Ridge Finance Corporation’s middle market investment business originates, structures, finances and manages a portfolio of term loans, mezzanine investments and selected equity securities in middle market companies. PTMN’s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, Sierra Crest Investment Management LLC, an affiliate of BC Partners Advisors, LP.
Portman Ridge Finance Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC”), earnings releases, press releases and other financial, operational and governance information are available on the Company's website at www.portmanridge.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding repurchases of shares of the Company’s common stock. There is no assurance that repurchases will be made in any specific amounts or that the market price of the Company’s shares, either absolutely or relative to net asset value, will increase as a result of any share repurchases, or that any repurchases will enhance stockholder value over the long term. The forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and other SEC filings.
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HONG KONG, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged fixed-line operator and ICT service provider with extensive local and international network coverage, services and infrastructure, today announced that it has won the "Best OTT Partnership" category in the Global Carrier Awards, a significant recognition across the telecom industry.
With our broad portfolio of enterprise solutions and our deep understanding of our OTT partners needs has enabled us to deliver the highest quality user experience. We are determined to go the extra mile to deliver tailored one-stop telecom and ICT solutions to meet customers at all levels.
Over the last 16 years, the Global Carrier Awards has been one of the wholesale telecoms' largest industry celebration. More than 200 nominations from all corners of the globe were recorded in this year's awards.
Being recognised with this prestigious accolade reinforces our multinational team's commitment to providing OTTs with premium connectivity to eyeballs worldwide and to creating a game-changing business ecosystem for global OTTs, ISP and edge platforms.
In the virtual ceremony, the judges commended HGC for the quality of its submission, including great use of customer references and supporting documentation. With more than 130 OTT partnerships to draw on, in verticals ranging from gaming to hyperscalers, HGC's submission clearly demonstrated its trusted partner capability.
Flexibility and agility to support in-country edge services expansion
With an extensive global https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=wYkR1OWbj-eMk-RQhz8-17fFUiBhu0twF-h4ZOZijzqwMpjCLG4SCB-E8jRMp_472HkRdgcj40tQiCoxuGhKp6yY9FP2o93z7aZivKSyyK94aMTzT0rj5M-1jdFZdVOk network and infrastructure across five continents, HGC has created a successful track record across Asia of providing OTT services and building fully-meshed and extensive networks Asia. By combining our know-how and regional expertise with our advanced technologies and resources, HGC's one-stop OTT Edge solutions can provide custom components and solutions on a large scale and in a cost-effective manner, fully supporting OTTs to deliver a huge amount of content with minimal latency and increased agility.
Hybrid network and softwarisation solution to speed up time-to-market
High quality, reliable and secure connectivity is the key to supporting OTTs' latency-sensitive and bandwidth-hungry applications. HGC delivers comprehensive one-stop-shop Network-as-a-Service (NaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions with customised and managed digital services.
HGC's advanced network enables OTTs to scale up their businesses speedily by instant activation of on-demand connectivity as well as hyper-scale public cloud direct connect and Internet Exchanges on SDXTM.
Cliff Tam, Vice President, Global Data Strategy, International Business of HGC, said: "We are honoured to receive this international industry award as recognition of our dedication to simplifying the OTT business to help our OTT partners grow. Through our state-of-the-art network infrastructure, we are dedicated to continuously investing in network diversity, enabling a steady wave of innovation for OTTs and Content Providers to create next-generation user experiences. We will keep expanding our international network footprint to provide additional edge solutions to Asia and other emerging markets."
Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC's SVP of International Business, said: "HGC has been playing a trusted OTT partner for over 15 years and serving more than 130 OTTs. This fantastic win has been especially meaningful for us as it truly reflects our constant endeavour to deliver one-stop services to our OTT customers with the best possible reliability and capability. With the ever-growing demand for bandwidth in the 5G era, we continue to pursue lofty digital strategies by leveraging our infrastructure advantages and customer base with the premium and on-demand content libraries from our OTT partners, delivering the best possible solutions to support their expansion roadmaps."
Learn more about HGC One-Stop OTT Edge Solution: https://www.hgc-intl.com/products-and-services/ott-edge-solutions/ott-solution/
About HGC Global Communications Limited
HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading Hong Kong and international fixed-line operator. The company owns an extensive network and infrastructure in Hong Kong and overseas and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 overseas offices, with business over 5 continents. It provides telecom infrastructure service to other operators and serves as a service provider to corporate and households. The company provides full-fledged telecom, data centre services, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, corporate and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fibre-optic network, five cross-border telecom routes integrated into tier-one telecom operators in mainland China and connects with hundreds of world-class international telecom operators. HGC is one of Hong Kong's largest Wi-Fi service providers, running over 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Hong Kong. The company is committed to further investing and enriching its current infrastructure and, in parallel, adding on top the latest technologies and developing its infrastructure services and solutions. HGC is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focusing on energy, utilities and transport in North America, Europe and selected fast-growing economies.
To learn more, please visit HGC's website at: www.hgc.com.hk
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