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Recombu is back! UK tech site Recombu is back with a new publisher and all-star team of tech journalists.

The Trusted Reviews Group has agreed to acquire the well-respected tech site www.Recombu.com

Recombu.com was founded in 2009 as a mobile news, reviews and comparison site by Jamie Harwood and Andrew Lim as part of UK Web Media. Since launching the site has been home to an all-star team of writers and videographers behind it, including former Top Gear host Rory Reid and YouTube “TechSpurt”, Chris Baraclough.

The site will be relaunched as part of the Trusted Reviews Group and will be covering all the latest tech news, reviews, and deals, but with a few new additions.

Product reviews will be unscored with the best buys highlighted as “Gold” purchases and the true best-of-the-best getting the hallowed “Platinum” badge.

Best of will be reader voted, letting our community of readers decide which products they are most excited about.

The site will be run by Trusted Reviews’ editor Alastair Stevenson, who’ll be backed up by deputy editor Max Parker, commercial editor Thomas Deehan and reviews and evergreen writer Adam Speight.

Trustedreviews.com was acquired back in May under a new subsidiary company of Incisive media, led by Managing Director, Chris Dicker. Commenting on the deal, Chris Dicker said “It has been a very busy few months with moving away from TI Media but also looking at future strategic growth areas. We see Recombu.com as a complementary business to TrustedReviews.com and Whatdigtialcamera.com but one that has heritage in broader verticals.”

Social media feeds:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/recombuofficial/
Twitter: twitter.com/recombu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/recombu/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/recombu

For more information please contact
Alastair Stevenson, TrustedReviews Limited
London, UK

Shub.one Launches Business Social Media Platform


London UK – Today sees the launch of the eagerly anticipated Shub.one business social media platform. A new platform for both B2B and B2C businesses to promote their brand, products and services. With a host of features on the platform to help businesses of all sizes and particularly those that sit within the SME and Micro categories.

The creators of Shub.one say “Small, medium and micro (freelance) businesses have been left to fight for virtual space amongst corporate’s for too long. We built this platform for them and for their customers.” says Mark Fryer, founding partner.
The current features include:
• The ability for anyone to share details with a click (tap). This allows the user to share however they need to via SMS, Messenger App, email and so on.
• Ability to review as often as required.
• An area where all current social media & external links can be added.
• A resume & project timeline with photos videos and links
• Profile page with full bio, contact details, promo video links (Youtube, Vimeo etc).
• Unique user QR code for easy sharing
• News feed for businesses to post updates to business followers.
• Up/Down vote feature on news feed comments. Great for routing out any unsavoury or unwanted posts.

With many more features currently in the pipeline for staggered release and mobile apps in development.

So what’s the price tag?
“Shub.one is free to use for all businesses. Creating a profile is free, posting is free, sharing is free. It’s what businesses need and its what they deserve.” Adrian Wheeler, founding partner.

So, there we have it. Go and check it out for yourself and grab yourself a free space on Shub.one.
https://www.shub.one/shub.one

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VIRGINIC employees bravely stand up to Virgin invading their privacy and daily screenshooting their social media and Linkedin profiles


“There comes a point when you have to stand up to behavior of ruthless lawyers, because they destroy others. Bullying like this silences people but we all know this is not an acceptable practice.”

Last week Virgin (https://www.virgin.com/) launched a new attack on shocked VIRGINIC (https://virginic.com/) employees and threatened in Court to serve them lawsuits directly to their Linkedin profiles. Virgin then followed its threats and served its lawsuits to unrelated email addresses of those individuals it found on the internet. Virgin revealed it has been spying on VIRGINIC employees social media and private Linkedin profiles and provided the Court daily screenshots of such profiles as evidence. Thomas M Monagan from Norvell IP is the lawyer hired by Virgin in USA, together with Geoff Hussey from A.A. Thornton in UK to tear apart the business fabric of VIRGINIC and force the start up to stop selling its allergy-free organic creams.

According to Mark Russell, a former employee of VIRGINC: “The harassment Virgin lawyers have been maliciously applying for the past 2 years have adversely and financially affected many workers employed who lost their jobs because of the hardship caused by Virgin. Virgin has been trying to starve a small start up company financially to death for past 2 years and it’s a miracle VIRGINIC is still standing up straight by pure force of business strength and integrity.”

He adds: “Virgin opened multiple lawsuits in multiple countries and demanded we close, hand them our website, destroy the products and commit a business suicide. VIRGINIC heroically stood up to it.

All employees gave their 200% knowing it costs a fortune to hire lawyers in all those countries and a lot of us declared to work for reduced wage to support our mission-based company and stand up to bullying. Everyone with common sense knew Virgin’s claims were not only lacking factual merits but were in line of a long history of Virgin destroying through litigation (https://money.cnn.com/2005/06/29/news/newsmakers/branson_suit/index.htm) many other start ups in the past including small Virgin Olive Oil producers (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150501/06032130844/virgingroup-disputes-trademark-application-tiny-olive-oil-companyvasse-virgin-because-course-they-did.shtml).”

Question remains, should Virgin and its lawyers be held liable for damages they have caused including loss of jobs of VIRGINIC employees and financial hardships caused to many families?

VIRGINIC is defending its case vigorously with the limited means it has but the irony is, what wrong did they do at the first place. VIRGINIC is an honest, cruelty-free and natural-ingredients-only beauty company. The name is different from Virgin. They sell entirely different products. Their logo and branding is different.

Customers buying VIRGINIC organic face cream jars online are certainly not confused thinking they are buying from Virgin Airlines/Mobile or Virgin Galactic.

Nevertheless VIRGINIC workers who lost their jobs due to high costs of multiple international lawsuits and whose private social media profiles are daily watched and taken screenshots of, are the ones to shoulder the burden. At the event of US Court eventually ruling for VIRGINIC, will the multi-billion dollar giant Virgin be ordered to compensate those employees for loss of income and privacy invasion?

He adds: “There comes a point when you have to stand up to behavior of ruthless lawyers, because they destroy people and they destroy lives, just because there is a company with deep pockets willing to pay for it. Bullying like this scares and silences people but we all know this is not an acceptable practice. There needs to be accountability for false and malicious storytelling in courts and daily spying on private profiles and hiring private investigators to find out where those employees live, which is also what Virgin said in Court they did and presented those private investigators endings to Court as evidence. Virgin’s infamous and low litigation and personal harassment tactics are now a part of a public record so everything is out there to be seen and accounted for.”

A former employee who fell victim to this case, finishes by saying: “There is a human cost to this malicious bullying. VIRGINIC has continued to put on a brave face and has been boldly fighting back for the past two years, but I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been to many VIRGINIC employees. They lost their jobs, their privacy was violated. The multi-billion dollar giant attacked a small start up because they can and because lawyers had to justify their fees. All this at the direct expense of many hard working young people, their family income and the better mission-based future they have been building.”

The case progresses and it is unclear how quickly the Court might rule.

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Social Media Marketers host FREE Bounce Back Marketing Webinars for small businesses


Free events, networking, and mastermind with marketing expertsPeterborough, May 18th — From 2-4 June, DowSocial, a Peterborough based social media and marketing consultancy will be hosting a series of 15 FREE marketing webinars to help give small businesses the tools and expertise to bounce back from the negative impacts Covid19.

With 100’s over businesses across the UK already signed up this is a not to be missed event jam-packed with useful advice, insight and practical help and support for businesses ready to bounce-back.

The series will feature a range of expert speakers talking about marketing topics including social media, web design, email marketing, event management and marketing strategy.

Notable speakers include leading social media software company Sendible, who will be hosting a Q & A around effective ways to plan and schedule social media. There will be a charity networking event where business owners can network via Zoom and proceeds from the small attendance fee goes to charity.

The final event will be a marketing mastermind where business owners can share their challenges and get feedback and advice from peers and industry experts

Kristian Downer, Director of DowSocial said of this event: “Knowing how to market in a time efficient and cost effective way is more important than ever. We have designed these events to give small business owners the tools they need to survive and thrive in difficult market conditions”

To view the full schedule and to secure your place please visit: –

www.dowsocial.com/bounce-back-marketing-webinars

For more information:

Name: Kristian Downer
Position: Managing Director
Contact Details: kris@dowsocial.com 07747116155

About the Company. DowSocial is a Peterborough based social media marketing company providing marketing training and support across the UK and beyond. Lead trainer Kristian Downer is a Facebook accredited #shemeansbusiness trainer

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Macroverse Media Expands the Next Generation of Comics!

LOS ANGELES, CA, Jan 8, 2020 – Macroverse Media Inc announced today the expansion of MACROVERSE, their next generation mobile comics platform. This extends their collection of content, becoming a central hub for comics and entertainment fans of all kinds.

Macroverse employs a unique, tap-through storytelling experience designed to push the creative boundaries of traditional comics, taking full advantage of digital-first content customized for mobile phones. Launching with an initial mix of original and adapted titles from some of the most imaginative storytellers working in entertainment, Macroverse features series that span the genres of Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy and beyond.

“Bringing the comics art form to a modern, mobile platform designed by, with and for creators is essential for the medium to evolve and connect with the next generation of fans around the world,” said Eben Matthews, Co-Founder of Macroverse. “We see Macroverse as a central hub for a new wave of storytelling and storytellers. This is just the beginning.”

“All the titles on the platform are carefully selected to give readers what they want: powerful, compelling narratives with interesting characters and beautiful art,” said Adam Martin, Co-Founder of Macroverse. “We’re incredibly excited to give readers the chance to experience engrossing new stories on the devices that they already own, know and love.”

All New, Exclusive Originals
The first Macroverse originals are exclusively available on the Macroverse app:

* “Billy Smoke” – From Eisner award winning writer B. Clay Moore and artist Eric Kim , Billy Smoke tells the story of a contract killer who’s career has cost him his family and his soul. After an unexpected brush with death, Smoke stumbles upon a chance at redemption: track down and eliminate every hitman, assassin and killer operating throughout the world…

* “Glitch” – Explore the vast Wasteland in a post-apocalyptic solarpunk series set in a colorful world of zany characters, dangerous adventures, and long-forgotten secrets just waiting to be uncovered. With an emphasis on futuristic technology and renewable energy, Glitch is a YA adventure that brings color and levity to the typically bleak post-apocalyptic genre.

* “DeadTown” – Visually inspired by the rich black and white noir style of films like A Touch of Evil and The Maltese Falcon, and featuring art by Steven Perkins (The Coldest Winter, Credence), DeadTown follows a classic hard boiled anti-hero set in a dystopian near future overrun by Zombies.

Exclusive “Creator’s Cut” Adaptations
A curated selection of comics material has been re-conceived and crafted to take advantage of the Macroverse “TapStory” format including:

* “The Boondock Saints: In Nomine Patris” – Co-Written by Troy Duffy, writer/director of the cult movie hit The Boondock Saints, this darkly comedic thriller tells the secret history of master assassin Il Duce, played against new adventures of the MacManus brothers.

* “Anti” – Producer Gale Ann Hurd (Terminator, The Walking Dead) presents the action packed story of Zachary, a faithless man forced to confront the fact that he is the savior of the world, and his begrudging protector Jordan, a demon hunter with her own dark secrets.

* “25 to Life” – Writer/Creator Eriq LaSalle and artist Tony Shasteen tell the story of an elite experimental FBI unit brought in to investigate the murder of three African-American police officers in the state of Virginia.

* “reMind” – A lushly illustrated all ages adventure in the tradition of Hayao Miyazaki. When Sonja’s cat goes missing, she little suspects that his return will plunge her into a fantastical world of brain transplantation, lizard-men, and the perils of unchecked power.

A Universe of Storytelling
Over 40 more original and adapted series’ will be added to the Macroverse app throughout 2020.

Experience Macroverse Today
Comics and entertainment fans can download Macroverse for iOS or Android right now. The first episode of every series, along with the entire first season of DeadTown, is free to read! Unlimited access is available for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

Download for iOS here : https://apple.co/2CaInsG | Download for Android here : http://bit.ly/2EuxlfL

About the Macroverse App
Conceived as a platform to propel comics into the digital age, Macroverse focuses on innovative storytelling custom built for mobile devices. This approach combines bite sized episodic content with binge-worthy serialized narratives that celebrate the strengths of the traditional comics format while exploring new creative opportunities only possible in a modern digital experience.

Additionally, by removing the gatekeepers to traditional publishing, Macroverse offers creators the opportunity to monetize their work and connect directly with fans in an exciting new format. Learn more and download the app at www.Macroverse.media

About Macroverse Media Inc
Macroverse Media Inc is a multi-format entertainment company founded by writer/director team Adam Martin and Eben Matthews. With over 40 years of combined entertainment and media experience, their focus is on story-driven content designed to connect with audiences and fans through innovative, platform agnostic delivery. Learn more at www.Macroverse.media/about

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Contacts:
Eben Matthews and Adam Martin
macro@macroverse.media

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