The digital out-of-home marketplace is moving again, with the announcement that RMG Networks has acquired Symon Communications, which sells enterprise digital signage infrastructure, hardware, and software.
RMG also said it is relocating its corporate headquarters to Dallas. It is currently based in San Francisco and Chicago.
Mediapost – RMG Acquires Symon Communications
They can also help hotels that don’t have the resources to keep concierges on site all the time, says Garry McGuire, chief executive officer of RMG Networks, another digital signage provider.
“With digital signage, a hotelier always has the right information available on demand in the lobby for their guests,” he says. “Now the hotel doesn’t need to worry about having the ‘right person’ on hand at all times.”
USA Today – Hotels get more creative with digital screens
RMG is going it alone, using a proprietary box that sits between the source (ie cable box) and the TV. It will be sold, box included, as a subscription service.
The target markets are sports bars, but RMG also sees a broader play in the SMB business – really anywhere with live TV on walls or poles.
RMG Revives DirecTV Bar Product As ChalkboxTV | Sixteen:Nine.
I most definitely don’t have an MBA, so the machinations of this somewhat escape me. But what’s been explained to me is that the seemingly odd marriage of Symon – which does NOT do Digital OOH networks and focuses on corporate communications – with RMG, which focuses on Digital OOH, makes some sense when you are going public and want share values going north.
Symon Merger Continues RMG Path To Going Public | Sixteen:Nine.
While the cost of digital out-of-home hardware has been dropping, it’s still too pricey for many smaller businesses — but that fact may change soon, thanks to RMG Networks, which unveiled a new digital signage product that can turn any ordinary TV into a DOOH display.
MediaPost – RMG Unveils ChalkboxTV
Going forward, manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals or medical supplies will be required to report payments/incentives made to physicians and teaching hospitals. Physicians’ ownerships and investment interests must also be identified and reported. Those reports are to be submitted electronically to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on an annual basis, the first of which is due by March 31, 2014. The aggregated reports will be searchable via an online public record.
As a result, the industry has been trying to identify best practices in aiming their processes and technologies for what is finally a confirmed, albeit ambiguous, target.
via The Immediate Impact of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act | ITN Online.
More than 50 percent of businesses want to increase their sales effectiveness – so much so that it tops the list as one of their primary objectives for 2013, according to a recent Sales Performance Optimization study by sales research firm and consultancy CSO Insights that was commissioned by e-signature solution company DocuSign.
50% of Companies Want to Improve Sales Effectiveness
There are plenty of apps out there that help you plan your Valentine’s Day, but what about an app that makes your relationship better?
There’s an app out there that can help couples, “remember the past, communicate the present and organize their future together.” It’s called Twyxt — a private, intimate and useful app for capturing and celebrating a couples’ shared life. It helps them collect their shared memories, have fun and get things done.
Finally! An App to Make the Relationship with Your Valentine Stronger.
Mike Dinsdale, CFO of Docusign– the global standard for electronic signature—was kind enough to appear on Inside the Interview to share his interview advice with potential job seekers. You may not be a candidate for a position within DocuSign specifically, but if you’re starting to consider other opportunities, and seriously want to distinguish yourself from other job applicants and candidates, listen carefully to Mike’s interview tips and advice.
DocuSign Plans to Hire 250 People This Year. Will You Be One Of Them? | Inside the Interview.
Life getting in the way of your love life? Busy schedules cutting into communication? Download Twyxt, which helps couples to “remember the past, communicate the present and organize their future together.” With private messaging, moodsharing (so he doesn’t have to read your mind) and a couples calendar that synchs your dates and anniversaries, you’ll fall in love this little helper.
Phone Apps to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions | Latina.