Asure Software Stock  In the past several weeks, I have highlighted several small cloud-based productivity stocks with excellent upside price

Asure Software Stock Could Gain Another 50%

Asure Software Has Plenty of Room to Rise

Asure Software Stock  In the past several weeks, I have highlighted several small cloud-based productivity stocks with excellent upside price

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ  Asure Software Stock  In the past several weeks, I have highlighted several small cloud-based productivity stocks with excellent upside price appreciation potential for the aggressive trader. My research yielded another cloud play in Asure Software, Inc (NASDAQ:ASUR), with a current stock value of around $14.80 and a market cap of around $216.0 million.

The stock price is up a staggering 75% in 2017 and more than 200% year-over-year.

ASUR stock set a new record of $16.44 on June 7, which is an impressive 20-fold increase from $0.80 on March 13, 2009, when the current bull market started to take off. Yet, despite this big move in the Asure Software stock price, it may only be the beginning of a much bigger bull run for the stock.



Asure Software Stock

 

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The chart of ASUR stock shows the presence of a bullish golden cross pattern, a technical situation in which the 50-day moving average is above the 200-day moving average. The formation is a pretty decent indicator of a higher stock price down the road.

Asure Software is intriguing because it actually makes software that is in high demand around the world. The company produces cloud-based workplace productivity and facilities management platform use to manage mobile workforce and workplace assets.

My Fundamental Bull Case for ASUR Stock

The direction of a stock is only as good as the supporting metrics. In the case of Asure Software, the company has managed to drive up sequential revenue growth in consecutive years beginning with almost $25.5 million in 2013 to $35.54 million in 2016.

The 32% growth in 2016 is well above the recent average, which is something you want to see in small growing companies.

For 2017, analysts’ average estimate is that revenues will ramp up to $53.58 million. Their average estimate is also that revenue will grow to $67.57 million in 2018. (“Asure Software, Inc. (ASUR),” Yahoo! Finance!, last accessed July 13, 2017)

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BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE LeviarCoin Announces Crowdsale Dublin-based game development studio LeviarCoin, has announced

LeviarCoin Announces Crowdsale for Its Revolutionary Blockchain-Based In-App Purchases and Software Protection Platform

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Game design company LeviarCoin, brings decentralized in-app purchases and blockchain software protection to the industry.

BUZ INVESTORS  PRESS RELEASE LeviarCoin Announces Crowdsale  Dublin-based game development studio LeviarCoin, has announced

BUZ INVESTORS  PRESS RELEASE LeviarCoin Announces Crowdsale  Dublin-based game development studio LeviarCoin, has announced the launch of its open-source, secure, private and anonyLeviarCoin Announces Crowdsalemous cryptocurrency, based on CryptoNote technology. LeviarCoin (XLC) is designed to be spent on the platform’s ‘free-to-play’ titles in the form of in-app purchases.

The cryptocurreBUZ ncy will facilitate the use of fraud prevention (in-app purchases+DRM) over Blockchain software, and it is entirely developed using C++. LeviarCoin’s ongoing crowdfunding campaign began on April 7, 2017, and will go on until July 9, 2017.

LeviarCoin is heavily focused on bringing blockchain technology to the gaming industry, offering all players easy, safe, decentralized payment methods and software fraud protection. The company has been concentrating its efforts on the development of free-to-play games that yield profits through the in-game micropayments.

LeviarCoin Announces Crowdsale

The LeviarCoin blockchain software system can be implemented by both independent developers and companies directly into their apps. Individuals using the apps will be able to buy credits or licenses using traditional fiat currency, via PayPal or other payment methods. The integrated LeviarCoin’s CryptoNote technology will enable the trade of fiat to BTC or other cryptocurrencies to XLC, using an exchange API.

LeviarCoin Daemon Integration API and DRMoB system communications are achieved by sending and receiving encrypted commands on the default port. Anti-Fraud/Cheat System and Digital Rights Management over Blockchain (DRMoB) systems offers anti-tampering functionality while protecting the software integrity by preventing players of online games from gaining an unfair advantage using third-party tools.

LeviarCoin has laid down the infrastructure for individuals and large companies to implement the XLC micropayment structure, easily and efficiently into any gaming app of their design. XLC can be used for all manner of in-game purchases. Players will be able to buy interchangeable tokens for all supported games, objects, characters, collectible items and limited edition items. LeviarCoin’s API will also enable the safe transfer of XLC to other outside wallet addresses.

XLC ICO Crowdsale

The three-month long XLC crowdfunding campaign that started on April 7, 2017, is already beyond halfway, with more than a month to spare. All funds earned from LeviarCoin’s Initial Public Coin Offering will go towards further development of the program. LeviarCoin is distributing 5,400,000 of the initial coin supply among its backers. To protect users, LeviarCoin has availed services of a world class escrow which is only applicable for BTC and Ethereum investments made directly on the company’s ICO Platform.

The ICO will be considered successfully completed if LeviarCoin reaches a minimum total (BTC+ETH) of 100 BTC. If it fails to arrive at the 100 BTC target, all investors stand to receive a refund. In about two weeks after the completion of ICO, LeviarCoin will make the binaries and sources available on its official website and GitHub. The company also has plans to get XLC listed on leading exchange platforms to enable purchase, sale, and exchange of the cryptocurrency.

As per the existing bonus structure, investors in the crowdsale now stand to receive a 10% bonus (at 0.00045BTC/XLC) until 16 June 2017.

After the ICO completion, LeviarCoin will burn all unsold coins and issue a proof-of-burn for verification. Interested investors, cryptocurrency community members, game enthusiasts and developers can contribute to the ICO using BTC and ETH and become part of an exciting cryptocurrency ecosystem.

About LeviarCoin

LeviarCoin is a new gaming company, whose core business lies in developing browser and mobile games. LeviarCoin concentrates on the development of free-to-play games that yield profits through the in-game micropayments.

Visit the Official LeviarCoin Website here – https://leviarcoin.org

3D Systems Corporation: Awaiting the Running of the DDD Stock Bull

3D Systems Begins Shipping 3DXpert Software with Direct Metal Printers to Drive Substantial Productivity Gains and Operational Savings

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3D Systems Begins Shipping 3DXpert Software with Direct Metal Printers to Drive Substantial Productivity Gains and Operational Savings

  • Customer reports productivity gains of 40 percent or higher and reduction in print processing time of up to 75 percent
  • New 3DXpert Build Simulation module increases operational savings

BUZ INVESTORS  PRESS RELEASE  3D Systems Begins Shipping 3DXpert Software    3D Systems (DDD) today announced the immediate bundling of its innovative 3DXpert⢠software with all of its direct metal printers to streamline precision metal workflows for customers across applications and industries. The company also announced that 3DXpert is planned to include a new Build Simulation module that allows users to accurately verify and optimize their parts, designs and supports to uncover costly issues before sending parts to print.

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3DXpert Software 

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The companyâs 3DXpert all-in-one software solution saves users significant time and money by eliminating the need for multiple software packages, while also delivering advanced and unique capabilities in print preparation, supports and structure optimization, slicing and post-processing.

Metal Technology Inc. (MTI), specializing in custom parts for aerospace, defense and medical applications, reduced print processing times by up to 75 percent and achieved productivity gains of 40 percent or higher using 3DXpert software and 3D Systemsâ ProX® DMP 320.
âOne of the main drivers for us to switch over to 3DXpert was that we can compress our workflow into a single solution,â said Jason Stitzel, Director of Engineering, MTI. âWe went from using at least three different software systems to get the final product to doing it all with one. 3DXpert removes the need to convert from a solid model to an STL, a process that inherently introduces issues and errors.â

âBefore we used 3DXpert, running a complicated part through a slicing engine took close to 20 hours to process, slice, run the parameters and create a build file. With 3DXpert, we could do the same build file in just four hours,â Stitzel added.

For more details on MTIâs experience with 3DXpert, click here.

Using 3DXpertâs unique capabilities, customers will be able to increase productivity and lower cost of operations by:

  • Eliminating the need to convert files into mesh while improving data quality and integrity with the ability to natively work with CAD data (solid & surfaces/b-rep);
  • Easily making changes at any stage using history based parametric CAD tools by working in a hybrid (Mesh, Solid and Lattice) modeling environment;
  • Accelerating print time while maintaining part integrity using the patent-pending 3D Zoning capability, that allows customers to easily assign different print strategies to different areas of a part based on geometry features, and seamlessly merge them into a single scan-path;
  • Minimizing part weight and material with lightning-fast creation and editing of micro lattices using structure optimization tools;
  • Generating optimal scan-paths with unique printing strategies that take into account the design intent and part geometry; and
  • Programming post-processing operations (e.g. drilling and milling) in the same software with no need to transfer data to a separate software.

â3DXpert is a real game changer for customers,â said Ilan Erez, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Software, 3D Systems. âItâs enabling customers to print high-quality, complex metal parts more efficiently and at a lower total cost of operation, all in one integrated software solution.â

The new Build Simulation functionality helps customers avoid expensive trial and error iterations typically involved in validating designs, minimize build failures, reduce production time and prevent potential printer damage. 3DXpertâs Build Simulation is planned for availability second half of 2017.

3D Systems will preview the new Build Simulation module of 3DXpert along with its entire range of end-to-end manufacturing solutions for aerospace, automotive, healthcare, dental, durable goods and entertainment at the RAPID + TCT 2017 trade show in Pittsburgh, PA, May 9-11, booth 2525.

More information on these solutions can be found at www.3dsystems.com.

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BUZ INVESTORS Ram Trucks Recalled Fiat Chrysler has announced a voluntary recall of about 1.25 million Ram pickup trucks to resolve a faulty software problem

1.25 Million Ram Trucks Recalled For Software Glitch

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1.25 Million Ram Trucks Recalled For Software Glitch

BUZ INVESTORS Ram Trucks Recalled Fiat Chrysler has announced a voluntary recall of about 1.25 million Ram pickup trucks to resolve a faulty software problem

BUZ INVESTORS   Ram Trucks Recalled Fiat Chrysler has announced a voluntary recall of about 1.25 million Ram pickup trucks to resolve a faulty software problem that could prevent side air bags and seatbelts from deploying during a rollover.

The software glitch has been linked with one crash death and two injuries.




 

Ram Trucks Recalled

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The recall includes some 2013-16 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 pickups. The recall affects 1.02 million vehicles in the U.S., about 216,007 vehicles in Canada, 21,668 in Mexico and 21,530 outside the NAFTA region.

According to the automaker, the computer modules in Ram pickups could fail if the underbody of a truck was struck, which could lead to side airbags and seatbelt tension devices to shut off.

The company plans to reprogram the software in effected vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 23.

U.S. will attend Silk Road summit

China managed to rope in the U.S. at the last minute for its Silk Road summit, leaving India as the only major country yet to confirm its participation in the high-profile event.

The Trump administration announced that Matt Pottinger, Special Assistant to the President and senior director for East Asia of the National Security Council, will lead the U.S. delegation to the forum.

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Buz Investors Coupa Software Reports Fourth Quarter (NASDAQ:COUP), a leader in cloud-based spend management, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year-ended January 31, 2017.

Coupa Software Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

Coupa Software Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

 Record Full Year Revenue of $134 Million 

Cumulative Spend Under Management Surpasses $360 Billion

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Buz Investors Coupa Software Reports Fourth Quarter  (NASDAQ:COUP), a leader in cloud-based spend management, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year-ended January 31, 2017.



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Coupa Software Reports Fourth Quarter

Fourth Quarter Results

  • Revenues: Total revenues were $38.0 million, an increase of 44% from the same period last year. Subscription services revenues were $33.8 million, an increase of 45% from the same period last year.
  • Loss from Operations: GAAP operating loss was $6.4 million, compared to a loss of $11.0 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating loss was $2.3 million, compared to a loss of $9.7 million for the same period last year.
  • Net Loss: GAAP net loss was $6.6 million, compared to a loss of $11.5 million for the same period last year. GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.13, compared to a loss of $2.18 for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net loss was $2.5 million, compared to a loss of $10.2 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.05, compared to a loss of $1.93 for the same period last year.

Fiscal Year 2017 Results

  • Revenues: Total revenues were $133.8 million, an increase of 60% from the prior year. Subscription services revenues were $117.8 million, an increase of 56% from the prior year.
  • Loss from Operations: GAAP operating loss was $35.4 million, compared to a loss of $45.3 million for the prior year. Non-GAAP operating loss was $24.9 million, compared to a loss of $32.4 million for the prior year.
  • Net Loss: GAAP net loss was $37.6 million, compared to a loss of $46.2 million for the prior year. GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $1.88, compared to a loss of $9.81 for the prior year. Non-GAAP net loss was $27.1 million, compared to a loss of $33.3 million for the prior year. Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $1.36, compared to a loss of $7.07 for the prior year.
  • Balance Sheet: Cash and cash equivalents were $201.7 million, and total deferred revenue was $90.8 million, as of January 31, 2017.
  • Cash Flow: Cash flow from operating activities was a use of $21.0 million for the full fiscal 2017 year.

“We closed a successful fiscal 2017 by achieving strong results across the board in Q4,” said Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa.  “Our unified platform has now processed more than $360 billion in cumulative spend, driving cost savings and increasing profitability for our customers. We made significant advancements in our technology with the release of R17 and acquisition of Spend360, and added marquee customers including Caterpillar, Paul HARTMANN, and many others. With continued strength in North America and Europe and increasing traction in Asia Pacific and Latin America, we are well positioned as we enter the new fiscal year.”

Business Outlook:

The following forward-looking statements reflect Coupa’s expectations as of March 13, 2017.

First quarter of fiscal 2018:

  • Total revenues are expected to be between $38.0 and $38.5 million.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be between $6.0 and $8.5 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share is expected to be between $0.12 loss and $0.17 loss per share.
  • Basic and diluted weighted average share count is expected to be approximately 50.8 million shares.

Full year fiscal 2018:

  • Total revenues are expected to be between $167 and $170 million.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be between $27 and $30 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share is expected to be between $0.53 loss and $0.58 loss per share.
  • Basic and diluted weighted average share count is expected to be approximately 53 million shares.

See the sections titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Metrics” and the reconciliation tables below for important details regarding our non-GAAP measures.

Recent Business Highlights:

  • Coupa surpassed 500 total customers during the fourth quarter, ending its fiscal year with 535 customers. New customers to highlight from Q4 included some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, and Paul HARTMANN, a leading provider of medical and hygiene products and Coupa’s first manufacturing customer in Germany.
  • Other new customer wins included Asian Development Bank, FrieslandCampina, Clark Construction, KMG Rompetrol, LKQ Corporation, The Andersons, Bynder, Turtle Entertainment (ESL Gaming), PDF Solutions, InvoCare, Apex Parks Group, LLC, USO World Headquarters, Kubota Tractor Corporation, ACLD, Reliance Properties, Brightpoint Health, Great Wolf Resorts, GoHealth Urgent Care, and R1 RCM Inc., formerly Accretive Health Inc.
  • Coupa acquired substantially all of the assets of Spend360 International Ltd. to help companies digitize antiquated processes for data classification. Based outside London, Spend360 is an analytics solution that uses deep machine learning and artificial intelligence to structure and cleanse data.
  • Coupa delivered Release 17 (R17) – its first major cloud platform update of the calendar year. R17 leverages data network effects to deliver comprehensive B2B insights to customers, allowing them to increase value and spend smarter.
  • After signing a premier new customer in China in Q3, KPMG China, Coupa’s implementation partner, completed a rapid 10-week spend transformation project to optimize purchasing and invoicing processes.
  • Coupa debuted in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Suites.
  • Gartner also recognized Coupa as a “Vendor to Watch” in a report entitled “Market Opportunity Map: Enterprise Resource Planning, Worldwide.” Coupa was one of only five vendors named as a mega-vendor and emerging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider.
  • Coupa grew its Coupa Advantage program with expanded category coverage via regional and global supplier partners. Notable new suppliers to Coupa Advantage include Zoom, a market leading video conferencing solution, as well as two new European suppliers; Manutan, Europe’s largest provider of business products and services, and Little Big Connection, a European marketplace for IT and engineering consultants.
  • Coupa was one of 50 companies named one of the best workplaces of 2016 by the Silicon Review.
  • Coupa announced that Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak will be a distinguished speaker at Coupa Inspire ’17, the company’s fifth annual user conference, which takes place May 16-18 at the Westin St. Francis Union Square in San Francisco, CA.

Conference Call Information:

Coupa will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time today.

  • Parties in the U.S. and Canada can access the call by dialing (877)-874-1567, using conference code 6255862.
  • International parties can access the call by dialing (719)-325-4907, using conference code 6255862.

The webcast will be accessible on Coupa’s investor relations website at http://investors.coupa.com. A replay will be available through the same link. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through Monday, March 20, 2017. To access the replay, parties in the U.S. and Canada should call (888)-203-1112 and enter conference code 6255862. International parties should call (719)-457-0820 and enter conference code 6255862.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Metrics:

In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables contain certain non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related costs, amortization of intangible assets acquired in mergers and acquisitions, and related tax effects. We believe these non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating our operating performance and regularly review these measures as we evaluate our business.

We believe these non-GAAP measures provide investors and other users of our financial information consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitate period to period comparisons of operations. We believe these non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry, as they generally eliminate the effects of certain items that may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

We use these non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies and to communicate with our board of directors concerning our financial performance. The definitions of our non-GAAP measures may differ from the definitions used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. In addition, other companies may not publish these or similar metrics. Thus, our non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

We compensate for these limitations by providing investors and other users of our financial information a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the related GAAP financial measures. We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure and to view our non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP financial measures.  Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures attached to this release.

With respect to Coupa’s guidance as provided under “Business Outlook” above, Coupa has not reconciled its expectations as to non-GAAP loss from operations to GAAP loss from operations or non-GAAP net loss per share to GAAP net loss per share because certain items excluded from non-GAAP operating loss, such as charges related to stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related costs, amortization of intangible assets acquired in mergers and acquisitions, and related tax effects, cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. The effect of these excluded items may be significant.

We also use key metrics such as cumulative spend under management, which represents the aggregate amount of money that has been transacted through our platform for all of our customers collectively since we launched our platform. We calculate this metric by aggregating the actual transaction data, such as invoices or purchase orders, from customers on our platform. While we do not believe this metric is directly correlated to our financial results, we believe the adoption of our platform, as evidenced by growth in cumulative spend under management, drives additional value to our customers, which will enhance our ability to acquire new customers, to increase renewals and to increase upsells due to an increase in the number of authorized users and modules per customer.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts, including the quotations from management and the statements in “Business Outlook” are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Coupa’s current expectations and projections about future events and trends that Coupa believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, strategy, short- and long-term business operations and objectives, and financial needs.

These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ materially, including: we have a limited operating history, which makes it difficult to predict our future operating results; if we are unable to attract new customers, the growth of our revenues will be adversely affected; because our platform is sold to large enterprises with complex operating environments, we encounter long and unpredictable sales cycles; the markets in which we participate are intensely competitive; our business depends substantially on our customers renewing their subscriptions and purchasing additional subscriptions from us; risks and liabilities related to breach of our security measures or unauthorized access to customer data; if we fail to develop widespread brand awareness cost-effectively, our business may suffer; and we have experienced rapid growth in recent periods, and if we fail to manage our growth effectively, we may be unable to execute our business plan, maintain high levels of service or adequately address competitive challenges.

These and other risks and uncertainties that could affect Coupa’s future results are included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in Coupa’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on December 9, 2016, which is available at www.investors.coupa.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Further information on potential risks that could affect actual results will be included in other filings Coupa makes with the SEC from time to time.

The forward-looking statements in this release reflect Coupa’s expectations as of March 13, 2017. Coupa undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations.

About Coupa Software

Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) is the cloud platform for business spend. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally. The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management. Learn more at www.coupa.com. Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.




The Worlds Most Advanced Cryptocurrency Software, BitBay Makes Itself Visible

The Worlds Most Advanced Cryptocurrency Software, BitBay Makes Itself Visible

The Worlds Most Advanced Cryptocurrency Software, BitBay Makes Itself Visible

BitBay cryptocurrency software suite offers state-of-the-art contracts and marketplace solutions.  BitBay Makes Itself Visible

The Worlds Most Advanced Cryptocurrency Software, BitBay Makes Itself Visible

BUz Investors  BitBay Makes Itself Visible February 13, 2017, Baja California, Mexico – BitBay, the cryptocurrency software suite offering unbreakable smart contracts was keeping a low profile for some time but has now resurfaced; stronger than ever. The creator and soul developer of BitHalo/BlackHalo David Zimbeck has worked effortlessly the past two years to create the most advanced and secure wallet in cryptocurrency space. The software suite is capable of supporting an entire smart contracting interface with decentralized markets and other features.

A BitBay community member comments,

“How is it that a single developer can deliver such an incredible suite when entire teams of coders have a hard time even delivering a functional wallet? How on earth has this project gone unnoticed, and why is it not in the top 10 coins in the world?”

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BitBay Makes Itself Visible

Unlike many other platforms, BitBay is not vaporware. It is a feature rich platform that offers unbreakable smart contracts for important real world applications. The BitBay contracts are far superior to other smart contracts as they are secured by collateral deposits from both parties, which makes it unbreakable. In the event of a default by one of the parties, their collateral funds will be burnt, making it illogical for them to cheat or exit the contract with the intention of defrauding the other.

The smart contracts system on BitBay eliminates arbitrators, biased third parties, escrow and even fees. Without any middlemen, it can create coins for cash contracts like a decentralized “LocalBitcoins”, where cash payments are completely trustless. It can also be used to create “employment contracts”, “decentralized eBay-like delivery contracts” (to ensure prompt delivery of working products), and even “barter contracts” that allows people to create a “wish list” and trade any item off that list.

The user-friendly templates on BitBay enable users to create smart contracts by just entering few details. The platform currently has a handful of templates in place, with more to be added shortly. In David Zimbeck’s words, all one has to do is use their imagination to create a custom template for any deal they want. The platform’s “Cash for Coins” template has already been successfully used by many to automate buying process and complete cash deals without needing escrow or middlemen. The platform will soon release a “buy/sell anything” contract template with reverse and regular auctions support. It will also include a variety of shipping choices.

Decentralized Marketplace

BitBay had a decentralized marketplace almost a year before “Open Bazaar”. BitBay’s completely anonymous market is built right into the client, and it allows users to create their own public and private markets. Or they can just check different contracts already available in the main market. The BitBay software allows communication between users by supporting email with end to end encryption like Thunderbird and it also supports Bitmessage for a more decentralized option.

Other features on BitBay include “Pay to Email” which uses steganography to hide payments within photos sent to recipient’s email. The feature, originally created for tipping purposes has various other applications as well. Even the wallets’ two encrypted keys can be hidden within images using David’s steganography based feature. These keys can then be used on two different computers to sign transactions – a feature that lays the foundation for “Cold Staking”, which will be utilized in both BitBay and BlackHalo. The Cold Staking feature will be almost impossible to crack because the computers used to sign your transactions can be in completely separate locations. BitBay will also make allowance for “exotic spending” such as “locktimes”. In addition to the “dead man’s switch”, “parking of coins”, “burn” and other spending types, it also supports automated joint accounts for business partners and spouses. The BitBay platform can also translate to 92 different languages.

About BitBay

BitBay has so far created a whole cryptocurrency ecosystem with its own functional market economy. All these things have turned BitBay into a powerful cryptocurrency software suite that can take on other cryptocurrencies. The platform enjoys a vibrant community that is regularly attracting and training new users. The “contract faucet” created by one of the team members is currently giving away coins using a unilateral “Guarantor” contract to whoever accepts it.

BitBay will soon release their secret star feature that will eliminate the cryptocurrency’s volatility.

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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.: TTWO Stock Looking Great

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.: TTWO Stock Looking Great

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.: TTWO Stock Looking Great

  • Buz Investors TTWO Stock Looking Great Sometimes bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, which is the case in the ultra- competitive gaming sector. In the mid-cap space, investors who boughtTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(NASDAQ:TTWO) have seen great returns
  • TTWO stock has accelerated 41.3% over the past 52 weeks, which delivers alpha and easily beats the S&P 500, as well as beats the 7.73% and 11.12% comparative returns by much bigger rivals Electronic Arts Inc. (NYSE:EA) and Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI).
  • In the case of Take-Two Interactive Software, the company has historically hinged its success on its highly acclaimed Grand Theft Auto (GTA) franchise. The first installment was launched in 1997 on “PlayStation 1” and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) “MS-DOS”

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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.: TTWO Stock Looking Great

TTWO Stock Looking Great At the core of Take-Two Interactive Software’s success has been the rocketing sales of its NBA 2Kfranchise, which is now the top-selling sports game. In the franchise’s 18th season, NBA 2K17 has attracted millions of gamers and is now consistently a top seller, which is great news for TTWO stock.

Not to rest on its laurels, Take-Two Interactive Software is actively busy launching more titles to ramp up its game pipeline. The company markets the WWE video game franchise and just announced it would launch a highly anticipated sequel to the Old-West-themed game Red Dead in the fall of 2017.
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The results have been impressive for Take-Two Interactive Software stock. The company’s FYQ2 saw TTWO stock beat the estimates on revenues and earnings per share (EPS). Take-Two Interactive Software beat the expectations by a whopping $0.15 per diluted share, on revenue growth of 21% year-over-year.

Take-Two Interactive Software also provided revenue guidance of $1.75 billion to $1.85 billion for FY17, which easily surpasses the consensus of $1.64 billion. As far as the valuation, Take-Two Interactive Software stock trades at roughly 19.25 times its FY18 EPS, which is in line with Activision and Electronic Arts.

 

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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports Strong Results for Fiscal Second Quarter 2017

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports Strong Results for Fiscal Second Quarter 2017

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 2, 2016– Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today reported strong results for its fiscal second quarter 2017, ended September 30, 2016. In addition, the Company provided its initial financial outlook for its fiscal third quarter 2017, ending December 31, 2016, and updated its financial outlook for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

Financial Results

For fiscal second quarter 2017, net revenue grew 21% to $420.2 million, as compared to $347.0 million for fiscal second quarter 2016. The largest contributors to net revenue in fiscal second quarter 2017 were NBA® 2K16, Grand Theft Auto V® and Grand Theft Auto Online, BioShock®: The Collection, and XCOM® 2.

The change in deferred net revenue, which represents revenue recognized during the current period that was deferred in prior periods, net of revenue that is being deferred into future periods, was $59.3 million in fiscal second quarter 2017 versus $18.0 million in fiscal second quarter 2016.

Digitally-delivered net revenue grew 14% to $230.8 million, as compared to $202.4 million for fiscal second quarter 2016. Recurrent consumer spending (virtual currency, downloadable add-on content and online games) accounted for 56% of digitally-delivered net revenue, or 31% of total net revenue. The largest contributors to digitally-delivered net revenue in fiscal second quarter 2017 were NBA 2K16, and Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

The change in deferred digitally-delivered net revenue was $3.4 million in fiscal second quarter 2017 versus ($61.4) million in fiscal second quarter 2016.

GAAP cost of goods sold was $205.6 million, as compared to $143.9 million for fiscal second quarter 2016.

Non-GAAP cost of goods sold was $200.0 million, as compared to $139.8 million for fiscal second quarter 2016.

The change in deferred cost of goods sold, which represents cost of goods sold recognized during the current period that were deferred in prior periods, net of cost of goods sold that are being deferred into future periods, was $28.8 million in fiscal second quarter 2017 versus $49.0 million in fiscal second quarter 2016.

GAAP net income was $36.4 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, as compared to $54.7 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the year-ago period.

Non-GAAP net income was $50.7 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, as compared to $56.2 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the year-ago period.

The net effect from deferral of net revenue and related cost of goods sold, which represents the after-tax net effect on net income (loss) from the change in deferred revenue and the change in deferred cost of goods sold, was $23.4 million (including tax expense of $7.1 million) in fiscal second quarter 2017 versus ($23.5) million (including tax benefit of $7.6 million) in fiscal second quarter 2016.

As of September 30, 2016, the Company had cash and short-term investments of $1.175 billion.

Operational Metric – Bookings

During fiscal second quarter 2017, total bookings, which represents the total amount billed by the Company from sales of physical product sold-in to retail and available to consumers, net of allowances, plus product digitally-delivered to consumers during the period, grew 28% to $452.8 million, as compared to $353.0 million during fiscal second quarter 2016. The largest contributors to bookings were NBA 2K17 and NBA 2K16, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, BioShock: The Collection, and XCOM 2. Catalog accounted for $193.7 million of bookings led by Grand Theft Auto and NBA 2K. Digitally-delivered bookings grew 59% to $210.8 million, as compared to $132.4 million in last year’s fiscal second quarter, led by NBA 2K17 and NBA 2K16, and Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. Bookings from recurrent consumer spending (virtual currency, downloadable add-on content and online games) grew 63% year-over-year and accounted for 52% of digitally-delivered bookings, or 24% of total bookings.

Management Comments

“Take-Two’s business continued to outperform during the second quarter, enabling us to deliver strong net revenue and better-than-expected bookings growth,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “Our outstanding results were highlighted by the series’ record-breaking launch of NBA 2K17, ongoing robust demand for Grand Theft Auto V, and increased recurrent consumer spending, including year-over-year bookings growth from Grand Theft Auto Online.

“Our holiday season is off to a great start with a diverse array of successful new releases, including Mafia III, WWE 2K17 and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, as well as our first virtual reality offering – Carnival Games VR. We intend to support our titles with innovative offerings designed to promote ongoing engagement and drive recurrent consumer spending, including additional free content for Grand Theft Auto Online. Looking ahead, fiscal 2018 is poised to be another strong year for our Company. We expect to grow both bookings and net cash provided by operating activities driven by our release slate led by Rockstar Games’ highly anticipated launch of Red Dead Redemption 2.”

Business and Product Highlights

Since July 1, 2016:

Rockstar Games:

  • Released new free content updates for Grand Theft Auto Online, including:
    • Bikers, which brings underground Motorcycle Clubs to the forefront of the Los Santos and Blaine County criminal underworld with a range of all new competitive and co-operative gameplay, as well as new modes, vehicles, weapons, clothing and much more.
    • Cunning Stunts, which features a total of 27 brand-new, high-octane Stunt Races utilizing ramps, loops, wall rides, tubes, raised tracks and dynamic objects for a radical new take on Grand Theft Auto Onlineracing, along with 19 new vehicles, clothing and the launch of the Stunt Race Creator tools, which allow the community to make and share their own custom stunt races. Also added on August 2, 2016 was the Entourage Adversary Mode.
  • Made Red Dead Redemption available as part of Microsoft’s Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, enabling owners of the Xbox 360 versions of Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare, and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition to play on Xbox One. In addition, Red Dead Redemption is now available for purchase through digital download from the Games Store on Xbox One.
  • Announced that the highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2® is planned for release worldwide in Fall 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption,Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric open world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

2K:

  • Launched Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI for PC. Developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the next entry in the award-winning turn-based strategy franchise that has sold-in over 37 million units. The title has received outstanding reviews from critics, including 9.5 out of 10 from Game Informer, 9.4 out of 10 from IGN, 93 out of 100 from PC Gamer, and 90 out of 100 from GameSpot.
  • Launched WWE® 2K17 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Developed collaboratively byYuke’s and Visual Concepts, WWE 2K17 is being supported with downloadable add-on content, including aSeason Pass.
  • Launched Mafia III, the next installment in 2K’s successful organized crime series, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Developed by Hangar 13, Mafia III is the fastest-selling game in 2K’s history, generating week one sell-in of more than 4.5 million units. Mafia III is being supported with downloadable add-on content, including aSeason Pass, as well as a free-to-play mobile battle RPG game, Mafia III Rivals, for iOS and Android devices.
  • Released XCOM 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. XCOM 2 initially launched for PC in February 2016 and received outstanding review scores, with Game Informer Magazine, GameSpot and IGN each scoring the title in the 9-out-of-10 range.
  • Launched NBA 2K17 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, as well as on iOS and Android devices. The title received stellar reviews, becoming the highest-rated annual sports game of the current console generation and the highest-rated title in the history of the NBA 2K series.* NBA 2K17 delivered record first week sell-in for the series and has continued to grow versus the prior-year’s release, with sell-in to date of more than 4.5 million units.
  • Released BioShock: The Collection for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC**. BioShock: The Collection includesBioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite completely remastered for new-generation consoles in full high-resolution and up to 60 frames per second, complete with all single-player DLC and a never-before-seen video series, “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,” which includes insights from series creator Ken Levine.
  • Released Carnival Games® VR for HTC Vive™ and PlayStation®VR. A new take on the hit franchise created by Cat Daddy Games that has sold-in more than 9 million copies worldwide, Carnival Games VR is 2K’s first virtual reality offering. The title will also be available on December 6, 2016 for Oculus Rift.
  • Released NHL SuperCard 2K17 for iOS and Android devices. Developed by Cat Daddy Games, NHL SuperCard 2K17 is a free-to-play NHL collectible card-battling game that includes more than 400 cards with current NHL players, season-based action, exhibition games and more.
  • Announced that WWE SuperCard – Season 3 will be available for iOS and Android devices in November 2016. Developed by Cat Daddy Games, WWE SuperCard Season 3 will be a free update to the popular WWE collectible card-battling game that has been downloaded more than 11 million times, featuring new modes of play, Superstars and more.

* According to Metacritic.com.

** BioShock: The Collection is only available for PC through digital-download.

Financial Outlook for Fiscal 2017

Take-Two is providing its initial financial outlook for its fiscal third quarter ending December 31, 2016 and is updating its financial outlook for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, including maintaining its outlook for net revenue and increasing its outlook for bookings. Additional details regarding the Company’s financial outlook are available by visiting http://ir.take2games.com.

Software Competitiveness Benefits Users

Software Competitiveness Benefits Users

Software Competitiveness Benefits Users

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Software CompetitivenessOk, if this sounds like a commercial for one of those TV products that does 17 things at once—like shape hamburger patties and sharpen scissors at the same time—then I apologize. The list below is for real, though.

The explanation? Every industry has its own unique business model and the current model for the computer industry is so nuts it would have trouble passing an inkblot test.

Essentially, competition is so crazy and so fierce that hundreds of companies will give you valuable, free software—software that can dramatically improve your.

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(The software listed below was tested by the writer at the time this essay was prepared, worked correctly, and was installed safely. However, companies are always updating and changing things, so you need to exercise the standard cautions whenever working with a new program [see also next head]. All testing was done on a “Windows”-based machine. If you use another operating system [OS], check first to make sure the software you want to try is compatible.)

First Things First

To be extra cautious, it is useful, when installing anything on your computer, to have apreviously installed piece of software available to “track” the new install so if things go horribly wrong, you can remove the new install and go back to ground zero. The reason for this—while strange, but true—is that the standard “uninstall” program built into Windows usually only removes about 70% of what was actually installed on your computer. If you have never noticed this, do not be surprised; most users don’t. The biggest mess is often in the registry, which is used more or less as a garbage dump by most installers.

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