Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Exciting Imaginative Play with Boxitale

Boxitale, a unique gaming concept that blends craft-based imaginative play with digital technology for an immersive story-based experience that is streamed on a tablet or smartphone and solved on a board game.

Available now through, BoxiTale is also available to retailers for immediate orders. In addition, Akibabus has partnered with Publisher Services, Inc. (PSI), a leading supplier of quality games, toys, books, and collectibles for retail distribution.

The BoxiTale stories lead players into original, animated adventures where they are the heroes, building, designing and solving the challenges presented to them in the story as they try to save the day. Once the player’s design is ready on the board, they take a picture of it and upload it using the BoxiTale app; the picture is reflected in the story. BoxiTale stories available now include Knights of Nature, Elite Explorers(each $39.90), and Boxitale – Mini Stories ($20.00). Additional stories are available through in-app purchases. More stories will be released in 2019.

“Boxitale is a game kids and parents alike will love and we are excited to be releasing it now in the North American market,” said Nir Kessler, CEO and Founder, Akibabus LTD. “The BoxiTale combination oftechnology, logic, crafting and gaming is unique and will stand out in the marketplace.”

BoxiTale is designed to help kids seven years old and up grow and learn while having fun. The game helps expand general knowledge through facts imbedded in the stories. BoxiTale also improves cognitive and motor skills, enhances creative thinking, sharpens focus and concentration and improves hand-eye coordination.

About Akibabus Ltd.

An Israeli start-up launched in 2016 by Nir Kessler, Akibabus  Ltd, the owner of BoxiTale, is a game publishing company with a unique and interactive gaming concept that re-defines creative craft gaming.

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Top 10 List of People in the Tech Industry

With the help of the internet I was able to find a few great people in the tech industry right now.  I have chosen 10 of them to add to this list.  Please feel free to leave comments if you agree or disagree and also is you have favorites that are not included. Also let me know why you chose them.

10.  Jeff Bezos -  an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, who is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.

9.  Elon Musk - a South African-born American business magnate, investor and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink.

8.  Sundar Pichai -  an Indian American business executive. Pichai is the chief executive officer of Google Inc.

7.  Satya Nadella -  an Indian American business executive. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014.

6.  Ajit Pai -   is a telecommunications director who serves as the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission. He is the first Indian American to hold the office.

5.  Jeff Williams -  is Apple's chief operating officer under CEO Tim Cook, a position he has held since December 2015.

4.  Terry Myerson -   is an Executive Vice President of Microsoft and the former head of its Windows and Devices Group. He graduated from Duke University in 1992 and founded Intersé Corporation, which Microsoft purchased in 1997.

3.  Susan Wojcicki -   is an American technology executive. She has been the CEO of YouTube since February 2014. She is from Los Altos, California, and has a net worth of $410 million.

2.  Blake Rubin -   is a driving force in the tech industry. He has a natural ability to understand the complexities of artificial intelligence. The major advances in machine learning software began in 2014. This led to software designed for machine learning, new techniques in biotech and breakthroughs in computing. This was the period when he began to establish his career in the tech community. He believes software creating artificial intelligence will become a reality in the not too distant future.

Blake’s career in the tech field originally began when he started developing an assortment of apps. This only served to increase his interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has spoken of science fiction movies he was entranced with as a child. He is watching a fair portion of what was possible in those movies becoming a reality. Supercomputers are being specialized for learning, bots and drones are gradually becoming an accepted part of society.. There have been actual drones in the air. Selected areas have a limited selection of self-driving commercial vehicles and science fiction is no longer all fantasy.

Blake has given a lot of thought to the future implications and potential downsides of the new technology. He believes it is highly likely the instinct for privacy must adapt to the changes inevitable with artificial intelligence. He has additionally done a fair amount of research regarding bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market. He sees the possibility of cryptocurrency becoming the currency of the future. Blake was also riveted to an article proclaiming digital doppelgangers with intelligence would become possible within the not too distant future. In some ways, this would represent a new type of life form. His belief is if software with intelligence is designed thoughtfully and the proper care it would not be capable of causing harm to humans.

1.  Andrew Jassy -  is an American businessman, and the CEO of Amazon Web Services, Amazon's cloud computing business.

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Top 10 People in Finance

With the help of Google  and Wikipedia, I was able to compile a list of 10 important people in finance.  As always if you disagree or wish to add your own thoughts, people or comments please feel free to do so below.

I would like to add that per the dictionary, finance defines as noun- the management of large amounts of money, especially by governments or large companies.   My list is not in an order of the least to greatest, just ten awesome people that are great at what they do.

10.  Lloyd Blankfein -   is an American investment banker who has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs since 2006.

9.  Yngve Slyngstad -  is the CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management which is the part of the Norwegian Central Bank that is responsible for managing The Government Pension Fund - Global.

8.  Ray Dalio -   is an American billionaire investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Dalio is the founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest hedge funds.

7.  Steve Schwarzman - is an American businessman, investor and philanthropist. He is the chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, a global private equity firm he established in 1985 with former US Secretary of Commerce Pete Peterson.

6.  Christine Lagarde -   is a French lawyer and politician who has been the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since 5 July 2011.

5.  Chase Rubin -  Chase Rubin has served the financial industry for more than twenty years. He is currently sharing his knowledge and expertise regarding the investment industry to inform the general public.
There is no doubt Chase Rubin is currently one of the most successful private investors. He moved to New York to further his career in finances and investments and works and lives in the East Village. The expertise he gained as the result of the economic crash of 2008 has prepared him for whatever the market brings in the future. The advice Chase Ruben gives the public is to have faith in their beliefs. He has spoken of his earlier career and the feelings he would have. There were times his research led him to believe a particular stock was going to rise but allowed other people to convince him not to make a move. He admits he has never purchased a stock strictly due to a hunch but has always considered his gut intuition during the process.

4.   Mario Draghi -   is an Italian economist serving as the President of the European Central Bank since 2011. He previously served as the Chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2009 to 2011 and Governor of the Bank of Italy from 2005 to 2011.

3.  Larry Fink -  is an American financial executive. He is the chairman and CEO of BlackRock, an American multinational investment management corporation

2.  Jiang Jianqing -  is the Chairman of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world's largest bank by assets and 2nd market value; he has held the position since 2005.

1.  Janet Yellen -   is an American economist. She served as the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2014–2018, previously serving as Vice Chair from 2010 to 2014.

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