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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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New project sees Silvercrest Energy roll out a new Social Energy utility contract


New project sees Silvercrest Energy roll out a new Social Energy utility contract in partnership with UKPN (UK power Networks)

Green energy supplier Silvercrest Energy Ltd along with Social Energy, the utility supplier is launching a new project today to spur the development of a smart energy grid in southern England, working with electricity distributor UK Power Networks to enable around 100 homes to return stored energy back to the grid.

Energy customers participating in the programme will have a battery installed in their homes that will be used by the energy network to send extra power to the National grid at times of peak demand, as part of UK Power Networks’ flexibility services programme.

The project seeks to help deliver a smart grid which is better prepared for an anticipated increase in demand fuelled by zero-carbon technologies like electric vehicles and electric heating, alongside the gird’s increased reliance on variable renewables.

The project will provide a glimpse into a future in which network operators buy ‘flexibility’ from companies like Silvercrest Energy who use a Social Energy artificial intelligence software, which will work with customers to balance supply and demand by using storage capacity to move demand up and down in response to levels of supply on the network. During specific periods, customer Home energy storage systems will also be available to discharge their stored energy, which will first be used to power the homeowners’ electrical appliances, with any extra being exported from the house to the grid.

Homeowners in parts of south London, Hertfordshire, and Kent will receive an annual payment of £125 for the next four years, totalling £500 in return for their participation in the project, this is alongside the extra returns a grid trading enabled home storage system already brings.

Homeowners here have an incredible opportunity to be part of this exciting project to move towards a smart grid – going green, saving money and supporting the future of energy.

Progress towards developing smart energy solutions was also made this week in the context of access to data, with south west-based electricity distributor Western Power Distribution releasing the first wave of electricity distribution network data gathered using an innovative approach known as the Common Information Model (CIM).

The CIM standardises network asset data sharing to make it more accessible, bringing together a huge range of datasets from different types of energy network infrastructure equipment, including transformers, circuit breakers, wires, and cables. The aim is to provide public access to key asset information, which stakeholders and researchers can draw on when developing smart energy technologies.

The company said low carbon technology developers could use the data to easily map WPD’s network for areas with the capacity for additional solar or wind generation or to identify neighbourhoods which could benefit from additional flexibility through battery storage systems.

The CIM data released so far covers the South West, but plans are already in place to have the entire WPD network covered by the end of 2020, the firm said. Users will be able to access the data through WPD’s Data Hub.

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SpeedDater 2.0: returning to real life with unique social distancing singles events


The coronavirus epidemic rocked many areas of our lives. One of them is acquaintances and meetings with new people, which allowed us to find each other, meet love and build relationships. Now, in the age of stay-at-home meetings, social distancing and masks, singles are finding it even more challenging to find a soulmate, much less maintain one.

To help people fight loneliness and continue the search for love during the lockdown period, SpeedDater, one of the leaders in the UK singles events market, launched virtual speed dating events, where people could date with each other without leaving home.

However, nothing can replace face-to-face communication, so as soon as the government announced lockdown easing measures from July 4, the SpeedDater team launched a new formats of offline events where people can mingle, observing all the rules of social distancing. The first event format is Picnic Speed Dating, which will be held in London, Newcastle and Manchester.

“The launch of our picnic dating events was in Battersea Park in London, on the 18th of July, where you were greeted by a glass of prosecco. The event consisted of getting to know each other and some fun social distancing games, frisbee and scatch. If you’ve been in lockdown for three months, doesn’t this just sound so enjoyable?” – Speeddater Events Manager, Sarah Payne described the first event.

At the moment, the company is developing other events formats that promise to be exciting.
“Dating during quarantine can be very inspiring! There is no need to stop searching for your soulmate. We already have many ideas that we are ready to implement in the very near future. Picnic Speed Dating will be our first social distancing format, but besides it, our customers will have other opportunities not only to find love, but also to have an extremely interesting time” – shared details Sarah Payne.

It should be emphasized that Virtual Speed Dating events, which the company has been running for more than three months, will remain a separate format on an ongoing basis. During this time, SpeedDater held about 200 online events, which were visited by more than 3,000 people.

Many of our customers liked the virtual dating format. It gives more freedom in actions – the event can be visited from anywhere, without wasting time on the road, and you can even go on a date in another city, which is impossible to do in offline format” – said Sarah.

Coronavirus has forever changed our lives, the SpeedDater team is confident, so we will continue to live in two dimensions – real and virtual. Thus, the company will try to take into account the needs of each customer by providing a variety of online and offline formats, where everyone will have the opportunity to meet true love.

About SpeedDater, Ltd

At SpeedDater, we believe that chemistry happens only in person. You will never know if you’re truly compatible with someone until you meet face to face. This is what Speed Dating is all about. We offer busy professionals a great way to meet new people in a fun, safe and chilled environment.

SpeedDater was the first singles events site to launch in the UK, way back in 2002. We’ve run over 10,400 events and introduced over 306,000 singles. SpeedDater now runs up to 70 events every month in 24 UK cities.

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Seechum App-The Netflix of Social Connections launched today in 188 countries


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London UK | 7th July 2020. Seechum, a new Social Connections Mobile App, officially launched globally on the App Store, after a short beta release in the UK. The launch comes off the back of a successful seed funding round which closed at the end of 2019.

Seechum is the world’s first on-demand, video-based Social Connection Mobile App, enabling entertaining social experiences between individuals from more than 180 countries.

In a social media-disrupted world, Seechum provides a timely platform for authentic human connection. Understanding that communication styles will become more personal, and the content will be tailored to more specific, relevant topics, Seechum has developed a first-of-its-kind, social science-based, AI-driven search engine algorithm which matches members who seek social connections with other people (Chums).

Through machine learning and driven by personality indicators within categories of information, common interests and experiences, the app identifies ‘personal chemistry’ and matches users based on “common ground’ – a vital ingredient for establishing long-term, sustainable social connections.

Seechum created a patent-pending scheduling and automated video-calling technology for connecting two parties simultaneously and privately. The platform initiates calls to both parties without the need to share phone numbers or emails, ensuring complete control of personal contact information and therefore eliminates users’ deception risks which are widely associated with traditional social media.

Seechum charges $10 (Or 10 pounds in the UK and 10 Euros in the EU) per 45 minutes of social connection call with a Chum, with a one free call trial to each/all new users.

Founder and CEO Moses Gotlieb explains why he has started Social Connection:
“Not knowing that a global pandemic could make Seechum’s global release historical, the ability to connect individuals in isolated communicates from all over the world has become more relevant than ever before. A basic human need is a connection and social distancing does not mean a social shutdown. Even before COVID -19, our society was experiencing a massive loneliness epidemic. Social isolation became common, and we are encountering social media fatigue from constant exposure to biased content, influencer hegemony as well as mental health issues related to the unrealistic pressures of fitting in. People wish for a boundless world where they feel they can belong, and be accepted, just as they are. Seechum’s social connections available – anytime, anywhere, is leading a new paradigm”.

ABOUT SOCIAL CONNECTION:
Social Connection, Inc. is the holding company of Seechum Limited, the developer and operator of the Seechum App, the world’s first on-demand, video-based Social Connection Mobile App, enabling entertaining social experiences between individuals from more than 180 countries. Founded by serial entrepreneur Moses Gottlieb in 2019 – the company’s purpose is to enable authentic human connections through technology.

To schedule meetings or interview with Social Connection’s founder and CEO Moses Gottlieb, as well as with anyone from the team for commentary and opinions on Social Isolation or Seechum, please contact our Avi at avig@seechum.com
+44 755 500 9623
Media kit link: https://www.seechum.com/press-and-media

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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 Distancing Wearables Reduce Anxiety About Returning to Work


Careless workers flouting social distancing guidelines or those unable to fully engage due to anxiety or so engrossed that they forget about social distancing will be alerted if they overstep recommended distances. Beaconzone Ltd’s Social Distancing Solution (SDS) alerts users and stores data associated with the incidents. Employees can take the potentially nervous step back to work assured by their employer’s commitment to their wellbeing through investment in this technology.

Wearable devices alert users by emitting a flashing light and/or vibration if they overstep a set distance. The time and duration of a breach is stored then automatically synchronised with a station for review, tracking and tracing. Close contact event data enables identification of workers at risk so that they may be alerted and improvements made to working methods or patterns. Data is stored for future contact tracing if required.

SDS is a stand-alone ‘out of the box’ solution with no ongoing subscription. Data stays within the organisation. The wearable devices offer contact-free capability by synchronising automatically and work without WiFi, Ethernet or cellular connection.

Simon Judge of Beaconzone Ltd comments:

“Recognising an urgent need for organisations to return to work whilst mitigating concerns about social distancing we have applied our expertise in Bluetooth devices to work rapidly in developing this solution. Managers can be confident that members of their organisations will be automatically reminded to stay a safe distance apart. This will support leadership and waylay concerns as we start to get back to work.”

The Social Distancing Solution has been developed by Beaconzone Ltd in the United Kingdom, specialists in Bluetooth® beacon solutions.

An evaluation/starter kit which consisting of two devices and a station is available for immediate purchase.

https://www.beaconzone.co.uk/ 

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How We Can Safely Start Filling Jobs Whilst Social Distancing


Launch of the new interview screening service Screenable

London based company Screenable have today announced the global launch of their video interview screening service across both web and app platforms. The release could not have come at a more crucial time for the global economy as businesses begin to reopen and focus turns to getting the world back to work following the Covid-19 lockdown. The smart screening service from Screenable is available for recruiters at screenable.co and delivers video interviews in 3 simple steps.

Screenable is designed to make it simple, quick and effective for both recruiters and applicants to manage the job application and interview screening process. As social distancing restrictions remain in place across many countries, face-to-face interviews are not viable yet interview screenings will be essential to recruiting moving forward. Recruiters can screen candidates as the CV’s land on their desk, speeding up and consolidating the interview process to ensure a more efficient recruitment journey.

There are no third parties involved, which speeds up the process and allows recruiters to manage their own portfolio with a bank of prepared questions. Screening requests can be sent directly to applicants or alternatively posted with the job advert across platforms. To help get our workforce back on its feet, Screenable is crediting all recruiter and employer accounts with screening credits. A selection of subscription plans and referral schemes are also available.

Due to the rise in recent unemployment we expect higher rates of job applications to manage, Screenable will make this process faster, smarter and cheaper. With video calls becoming a household staple over the lockdown period, people are more familiar and comfortable with being in front of a screen which has led to a rise in response rates from video screening applicants. The Hub on the Screenable platform will manage applicant responses and help build a portfolio of candidates for ongoing opportunities.

The Screenable mobile app on iOS and Android is free for applicants to build a private or public profile, as well as respond directly to screening requests from recruiters. Screenable has been carefully crafted to ensure applicants are given the opportunity to stand out from the crowds. Profile pages and CV’s will be supported by a series of video interviews to bring the candidate and their work experience to life. Applicants can share their profiles with potential employees and recruiters during their job search as well as post direct profile links to professional platforms such as LinkedIn.

Screenable is the video interview platform launched in 2020 from the UK.

Screenable is the video interview platform designed for recruiters to streamline applicant screening and hire the best talent.
Recruiters can use the Screenable service on the web.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN1AC8KUWZA?feature=oembed

Job applicants can download the free Screenable app on: –iOS
Android.

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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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Social Distancing with An Entrance Mat? 2 Meters and Social Distancing Could Not Be Clearer


Just launched is a simple but very effective entrance mat for all commercial premises that gets the social distancing message across ‘Loud and Clear’.

Codvid-19 has taught us all that social distancing is here to stay for quite some time yet and with commercial premises doing all they can to re-open safely our new social distancing mats get the message across to customers loud and clear.

With bold wording, loud distance markers, and clear foot placements it is an effective tool in getting the message across and crucially helping us all to reduce the spread of Corona Virus.

Quality is also key in choosing the correct mat. Our Covid-19 mats are designed for high traffic areas, they are good for dirt scrapping, they absorb water, they are wheelchair friendly, fire retardant and are fully washable.

To view products details please visit:

https://seltekwarehouse.co.uk/product/covid-19-social-distancing-commercial-mats-1200mm-x-2400mmm/

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New Voice for the forgotten Social Care Sector


UK Health & Social Care provider forms new Social Care Workers Association to fight for equality in the industry. And their badges are free!

www.psh.org.uk the Private Sector Health & Social Care Workers Association has launched offering completely free membership to ALL Health & Social Care workers, with a free Certificate of recognition to all members for their selfless hard work, dedication, and commitment to looking after the sick and vulnerable in our society. The founder is also funding free badges for all members as a way to lift spirits and promote the new collective voice of the sector.

With over 5000 Facebook followers and nearly 2500 Members in less than 2 weeks, the Association is growing rapidly. This collective voice has brought together Managers, Owners Cleaners, Nurses, Carers, Cooks and others from the sector to share their stories. They help each other through this Pandemic and raise the profile of the sector to promote changes in how they are perceived.

When asked where the idea came from, founder of the Association Joseph Willis said the following:

“For many years now, I have witnessed the social Care sector falling deeper into the shadows. NHS workers are amazing, but so too are the 1.6M Social Care workers fighting the same battle, with fewer resources, lower pay, and major issues around access to PPE and testing. After personally experiencing Care Staff being refused access to protected shopping times, front of queue services whilst trying to shop for Vulnerable Clients, and watching their NHS counterparts gain those benefits, I had to do something. The badge or logo should not matter”!

We want to see equality in terms of wages, benefits, and public recognition for Workers in Care Homes, Nursing Services, Supported Living Providers, Community Care organisations and other service providers in the Private Sector.

Our aim is to share through our Facebook page the amazing and incredible work being done by our members, for our members to help each other, share best practice, learn from other members experiences and make a collective difference. One collective voice for change.

Care workers can register for free and receive their Certificates of recognition on our website. Organisations can do so also, making a pledge and commitment to supporting our Association workers and providing equal access and recognition. We currently have over 70 organisations that have made this pledge. www.psh.org.uk

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