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B2B News for May 12, 2022: First Integrated Metaverse, Gaming, and Crypto Media Company Created, CGI Sends $1 Million to Ukraine

Today’s Holodeck Media merger with Arslanian Media Group may have created the first integrated metaverse, gaming, and crypto media company. Arslanian’s collection of crypto content, ranging from podcasts and newsletters to 60-second market updates and long-form educational content, will become part of the Holodeck Media portfolio. Henri Arslanian will join the Holodeck Media Board of Directors. 

“The Metaverse will be the most significant technology trend of the next decade as evidenced by major companies like Facebook (Meta) and Microsoft investing billions of dollars to make it happen,” said Paul Dawalibi, CEO of Holodeck Media. “Gaming and crypto are the foundations of this revolution and, with this merger, we have something for everyone on the metaverse spectrum of interests.” 

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Bemis Associates, a manufacturer of thermoplastic films, tapes, and adhesives for bonding got a little bigger today. The company has acquired France-based manufacturing company, Protechnic.

According to the press release, Protechnic’s focus on global growth and innovation aligns with Bemis’ business strategy of product portfolio and manufacturing footprint expansion.

“This acquisition will allow Bemis to produce new and exciting products globally, specifically in the US, Europe and Asia where we have key manufacturing facilities,” said Mike Johansen, President, Bemis Associates.  Additionally, it will allow Bemis to introduce Protechnic products to the apparel, industrial and consumer electronics markets on an international scale.

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CGI, in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross, has donated $1 million to relief efforts in Ukraine. The funds come through both employee donations and company contribution. CGI is partnering with organizations to provide support for people remaining in Ukraine and to help resettle refugees while engaging in recruitment.

“Since the unfolding of the tragic events happening in Ukraine, our teams around the world have had a strong desire to help those affected through ongoing aid, including donations, volunteer time and a range of grassroots activities,” said President and Chief Executive Officer George Schindler. “Partnering with the International Committee of the Red Cross enabled us to quickly mobilize monetary donations to best reach and support those in need.”

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At the Knowledge ’22 conference in The Hague today, ServiceNow introduced three new solutions built on the Now Platform. The Service Operations Workspace, App Engine Management Center and Public Sector Digital Services help organizations digitize complex processes and accelerate productivity.

“Today’s business and technology leaders are facing new challenges, from low-code governance to increased demand for faster solutions,” said Chirantan “CJ” Desai, CEO at ServiceNow. “As a leader in the digital business era, ServiceNow empowers customers with scalable, purpose-built solutions that help them stay a step ahead in serving their own employees, customers, and citizens. The powerful new solutions we’re launching today enable organizations to create better digital experiences for the modern workplace.”

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Kate Baggott
Kate Baggott
Kate Baggott is a former Managing Editor of B2BNN. Her technology and business journalism has appeared in the Technology Review, the Globe and Mail, Canada Computes, the Vancouver Sun and the Bay Street Bull. She is the author of the short story collections Love from Planet Wine Cooler and Dry Stories. Find links to recent articles by following her on LinkedIn