With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
Twitter this week announced that now anyone can broadcast live video directly from its apps. Powered by Periscope, live video on Twitter allows people to share and experience everything from significant moments to daily life together with an audience – all through a Tweet. “We started Periscope because we wanted to give people the superpower to share live video with an audience. Bringing this capability directly into the Twitter app is an important step because it brings that superpower to the hundreds of millions of people who use Twitter,” said Kayvon Beykpour, CEO of Periscope. See the full release for more details on the update.
Boeing and Iran Air announced an agreement on Dec. 11 for 80 aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs, and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion at list prices. Based on its memorandum of agreement with Iran Air announced in June, the contract was reached within the terms of the U.S. government license issued to Boeing in September. See the full release to learn more details about the deal.
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting flight aboard Friendship 7 on Feb. 20, 1962, united our nation, launched America to the forefront of the space race, and secured for him a unique place in the annals of history.” See the full release to see more about Glenn’s life and career.
Mail Carrier, Word Processor, and Meter Reader are among the jobs that are fading into obscurity, says CareerCast’s 2016 Most Endangered Jobs Report. The endangered jobs tracked by the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report, including Disc Jockey, Jeweler, Computer Programmer, Broadcaster, and Newspaper Reporter, have felt the squeeze of labor market changes in recent years, and face unfavorable hiring forecasts for the years to come. See the full release to find out if your job is on the list.
A new survey released by Deloitte on Dec. 13 confirms American consumers’ dependence on mobile phones continues to rise as the platform of choice for work, home and self across an increasing range of tasks. Consumers now check their smartphone more than 9 billion times per day and increasingly do so while engaged in other activities, such as watching television – with 89% of consumers reporting simultaneous use of the TV and smartphone. See the full release to learn more about the survey.
Conair Corp., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced on Dec. 13 a voluntary recall of the riveted blade contained in Cuisinart® food processors. Affected consumers should stop using the riveted blade immediately unless otherwise instructed. See the full release to learn which models are being recalled.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.