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Each week, Rick joins his buddy Sully to talk tech on the Limpert Tech "SullyCast on ALT 105.7, formerly TalkRadio 640 WGST

Saturday
May182019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - 5/18/19 - New High Tech Food and Drink

Rick is always on the lookout for the latest in food and drinks..

Technology now comes into play with what we put into our body. As summer approaches, here are some new offerings to consider.

Have a listen to Rick and Sully

 

1. Hope & Sesame, the world’s first plant-based line of organic sesamemilk in chocolate, vanilla, original, unsweetened original and chocolate hazelnut (think drinkable Nutella).
visit https://amzn.to/2UzMTuu for 20% off Hope & Sesame 1L 6-pack variety using the code SESAMELOVE

Key features include:

Eight grams of protein per serving
Delivers as much calcium as whole dairy milk, with less sugar, more vitamin D and no dairy allergens or lactose
·       Chocolate, vanilla, original and unsweetened original are vegan and free of dairy, soy, gluten and tree nut. Chocolate hazelnut is vegan and free of dairy, soy and gluten.

Features Sesamein, Hope & Sesame’s exclusive plant-based protein concentrate
SRP - $4.99 for a 1-liter carton

All products are Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher certified, bear the USDA organic seal and feature a simple ingredient list
Purchase on deliciousness.com or Amazon.com

Sesame seeds are more sustainable than other seeds and nuts because the crop can grow in moisture or heat-stressed environments. On average, sesame seeds take about 125 days from planting to harvest, while other sources of nondairy milk, like tree nuts, take years.
Sesame is also a natural source of vital minerals and amino acids and has many health benefits from normalizing blood pressure and balancing hormones to boosting liver function and reducing vulnerability to breast and colon cancer, among others.

Hope & Sesame took 24 months of research and development to create the ideal nutritional balance, consistency and taste. We would welcome sending you some sesamemilks to try. If appropriate, we’d also welcome going a giveaway or discount for your readers.
 

2. Handfull's Crunch Bites

Whole Roasted Almonds Wrapped in a Potato Chip for a Satisfying Crunch. Gluten-free, Non-GMO, Vegan... diff flavors
 


3.  Rowdy Bar

With less sugar, more natural sweeteners, gut-healthy ingredients and even paleo friendly, Rowdy Prebiotic Foods is sure to be your kids favorite go-to snack all summer long!

Rowdy Bar is leading the charge into the prebiotic marketplace with the first all natural energy bar featuring the gut-health superfood Yacon Root. Rowdy Bars are the prebiotic powerhouse full of Yucon Root, the alternative sweetener needed to create low-glycemic, high flavor bars! Each Rowdy Bar is crafted with 10 or fewer whole food ingredients and no artificial flavors.

These delicious bars are the perfect afternoon pick me up for the kids summer activities, busy weekends on the go or a simple, nutritious snack instead of chips or cookies. Rowdy Bars are available in decadent Chocolate Coconut Cashew, Peanutty Dark Chocolate, Sunflower Butter N’ Berries and their latest addition, the Blueberry Almond Tart! Opt for smart, on-the-go nutrition to keep your day moving smoothly and junk food off their minds.

Rowdy Bar Benefits:
• Loaded with beneficial prebiotics from the Yacon Root
• Crafted with 10 or fewer whole food ingredients per bar
• Low Glycemic
• No artificial flavors
• Paleo-friendly
• Non-GMO
• Gluten-, Soy-, and Dairy-Free

Start off Summer 2019 strong with snacks the whole family will crave all year long with Rowdy Prebiotic Foods. To learn more, visit www.rowdyprebiotics.com, or pick some up online and at independent grocery stores, gyms, and health centers nationwide.
 

4.  National Mimosa Day  -  May 16

National Mimosa Day was Thursday.  You may have missed it, but it's never too late to enjoy a refreshing Mimosa.

Mimi’s and Korbel California Champagne have partnered so you can celebrate in style!
We are inviting you to toast to National Mimosa Day with us with a customized drink experience. If you’re interested, and we hope you are - we will send you a Mimosa Day celebration box with ingredients to create Mimi’s own delicious Guava Mango Mimosa at home! In exchange, we invite you to share your special concoction and the news of National Mimosa Day at Mimi’s with your lovely followers/audience!
 

5. Smart Kitchen Summit - This fall

https://www.smartkitchensummit.com/

Smart Kitchen Summit {SKS} on October 7-8, 2019 on the Seattle waterfront at Bell Harbor Convention Center. This is the leading foodtech event in North America that will convene decision makers across the food chain for two full days of talks, demos, networking, workshops, panel discussions and a global startup competition.
 

Saturday
May112019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - 5/11/19 - Rick in Concord NC / Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County is located just 20 minutes north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Comprised of Kannapolis, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Concord and Harrisburg, N.C. They are home to Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, The Dirt Track, and 90 percent of the race teams in the area, truly making us “Where Racing Lives.”
Rick visited Concord two weeks ago. He saw a little of everything, sports, tech and racing!

Have a listen:



1.  Visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway - Rick took the tour and did some laps

NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend – May 17-18

Epic motorsports excitement kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the NC Education Lottery 200 and the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race! See the stars of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series take on Charlotte Motor Speedway under the lights, then see NASCAR Cup Series greats battle it out during the biggest All-Star event in sports!
 


2.  NASCAR Race Shops like Hendrick


In 1984, Rick Hendrick started Hendrick Motorsports with an unsponsored car, five employees and just 5,000 square feet of space.  Over twenty years later, the organization has evolved into one of NASCAR’s top teams with ten championships and over 200 Cup Series victories.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
#9 Chase Elliott
#24 William Byron
#48 Jimmie Johnson
#88 Alex Bowman

The Hendrick Motorsports Museum is a must-stop for all stock car racing fans. Inside the museum, see Hendrick Motorsports’ most famous stock car and championship trophy displays. Watch a dissected Chevrolet SS car as the body is raised and lowered onto the Chassis.
 

3. Visit to the Mustang Owner’s Museum – Opened May 3

Officially opened to the public on May 3, 2019, the Mustang Owner’s Museum welcomes enthusiasts from around the world to the only museum solely dedicated to the iconic American car. The museum houses over 50 Ford Mustangs and exhibits showcasing the vehicle’s history and heritage including the 1964 NY World’s Fair Mustang.

After 55 years, the Mustang World now has a dedicated Museum located in Concord, North Carolina.  The 40,000 sq. ft. building will showcase between 55 to 60 Mustangs.  These Mustangs will include classics, modified, racing and a few crazy versions.  The goal is to show the automotive world the many reasons why the Mustang is one of the most popular "pony cars", as you can make the Mustang the vehicle you want.
 

4. zMAX Dragway - 4 - wide drag racing

Extreme entertainment on the zMAX Dragway.  Drive experiences start with a half-day course where you can take the wheel of a dragster or let one of the professional instructors take you for the ride of your life in a newly designed two-seat S&W Big Block Chevy powered dragster…smokey burnouts included with all packages! Perfect for corporate events and groups. The NHRA was also just in town...


 

5.  Lionel Retail Store at Concord Mills

Lionel, the producer of iconic model trains and die-cast race cars, recently opened a flagship retail location at Concord Mills – the destination shopping center in Cabarrus County, N.C.

The 118-year-old American toy company, which is based in Concord, N.C., will use its new Concord Mills space to entertain, educate, and excite customers by creating a shopping experience that is truly unique.
 

6. Mother's Day weekend

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday
May042019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - 5/4/19 - Atlanta's Top Social Media Locations

Atlanta is a social media MECCA

Where are Instagram and social media snaps being taken?

Rick and Sully discuss:

1. The Jackson Street Bridge

The Jackson Street Bridge, Jackson St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, is one of the most iconic locations in Atlanta, because of its panoramic view of Atlanta’s skyline. You might have seen its view on AMC’s show “The Walking Dead” or scrolling down your Instagram feed. From the bridge, located in the Historic Old Fourth Ward, you can spot Atlanta’s prominent skyscrapers, such as SunTrust Plaza and Bank of America Plaza.
 

2.   Lenox Mall

Various places inside and out of Lenox. Selections at Urban Outfitters or Zara prove to be popular.


 
3. Atlanta Botanical Gardens


The grounds of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, is an expansive space filled with spots to take a breathtaking photo. Take your pick of its many gardens, such as the Japanese Garden, Rose Garden and Skyline Garden. Plant sculptures, like the Earth Goddess, also photograph beautifully.


4.  Atlanta Sign  outside State Farm Arena

The Hawks may stink, but the Atlanta sign being in the background is a popular picture location in the ATL.


 
5. THE MUSIC ROOM BOOMBOX DOORS

327 Edgewood Ave SE. Atlanta, GA 30312


 

6. The Big Chicken

Found in Marietta – north of Atlanta – The Big Chicken has been a roadside icon for more than 50 years. Constructed in 1963, this 56ft-tall steel structure, atop a KFC, is at Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road. Recent renovations have given the location new life. Night or sunset (after the lights are turned on) is the best time to capture it.

Sunday
Apr142019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - 4/13/19 - Earth Day Tech

It's the week leading up to Earth Day

Earth Day Network works year round to solve climate change, to end plastic pollution, to protect endangered species, and to broaden, educate, and activate the environmental movement across the globe.

Have a listen:

1. Earth Day 2019  - Theme is "Protect our Species"

The unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity: climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides to name a few. The impacts are far reaching.
If we do not act now, extinction may be humanity’s most enduring legacy. Here are some quick facts on the current wave of extinction and additional information about this problem here.

All living things have an intrinsic value, and each plays a unique role in the complex web of life. We must work together to protect endangered and threatened species: bees, coral reefs, elephants, giraffes, insects, whales and more.

The good news is that the rate of extinctions can still be slowed, and many of our declining, threatened and endangered species can still recover if we work together now to build a united global movement of consumers, voters, educators, faith leaders, and scientists to demand immediate action.
Earth Day Network is asking people to join our Protect our Species campaign.

2. Nomadik Earth Day Subscription Box
www.thenomadik.com

You need to act now to get one of the coveted Nomadik Earth Day boxes.

If you didn't already know, Nomadik is the No. 1 subscription box for outdoors enthusiasts and they cut through the clutter to give you just what you need.
 

3.  SatPaq
www.satpaq.com

SatPaq®, a lightweight, clip-on, smartphone accessory that enables inexpensive (pay-as-you-go) messaging by satellite.  For the 144 million outdoor enthusiasts in the U.S., the SatPaq directly solves two problems -- the anxiety of not ‘being connected’ and the frustration of having to pay monthly fees even if you do not use the service.

SatPaq has the been named a 2019 CES Innovation Award Honoree in the Wireless Devices, Accessories and Services Category.  

The SatPaq is the first satellite-messaging product to communicate directly to Geostationary [GEO] satellites for consumer communication.  Other products use Low Earth Orbit [LEO] satellites, which have a number of disadvantages such as:
·         There can often be a 2 to10 minute delay before a LEO satellite is in the right part of the sky and ready to accept a message.  GEO satellites are in a stationary orbit around the Earth and are always in view.
·         Messaging over LEOs is SIGNIFICANTLY more expensive than using our GEO satellites thus requiring an annoying monthly fee.  By communicating with the big GEOs, the SatPaq can provide inexpensive, on-demand messaging service that you only pay for when you need it.

Prior to the SatPaq, no company had ever built a credit-card-sized module to communicate to these distant [23,000 mile away] GEO satellites.  This required both a) new technology [26 US patents granted and in process] and b) a new spectrum-sharing concept, first approved by the FCC for Higher Ground and the SatPaq.  
The SatPaq provides a number of useful features for owners in addition to two-way text messaging.  With the SatPaq users can access: location-based precision weather services; on-demand, artificial-intelligence-guided first aid advice with Dr. Dex; roadside assistance [January 2019]; tracking; posting to social media; and 24/7 emergency assistance from anywhere.

The SatPaq has been extensively tested by National Park rangers, county search and rescue, Homeland Security agents, US Army Special Operations Forces and power hikers since December 2017.  Now this same technology can be used by consumers when hiking, fishing, camping or during natural disasters when no other means of communication is available.

George Durkee, author, instructor and a consultant to many National Park Service search and rescue [SAR] teams, says, “SAR teams like Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) are called in to run some two hundred SAR events every year; many of these lead to injuries and deaths.   For the entire country, there are about 100,000 search and rescues every year.   These require hundreds of man-hours per event – much of it volunteer time.   This is expensive in time, health and money.   We simply need to do better.”
 



4.  Green Toys
www.greentoys.com

Green Toys - For more than a decade, Green Toys Inc. has been dedicated to the development of environmentally friendly and socially responsible children’s products using mainly recycled milk containers right here in the USA. Now, Green Toys is taking their sustainable efforts to the next level with the use of OceanBound plastic for their new OceanBound Tide Pool Set.

OceanBound Plastic is a sustainable product, made from plastic at-risk of entering our oceans along coastlines in global communities that lack recycling infrastructure. By using OceanBound Plastic, you are encouraging the development of formal collection programs around the world. Plus, OceanBound Plastic can be recycled again and again, just like traditional plastic.

The 7-piece Green Toys™ OceanBound Plastic Tide Pool Set includes a starfish, scallop, abalone, snail, squid, and jellyfish, as well as a seaweed-patterned storage bag. The palm-sized shells are the perfect size for scooping and pouring water to wash little ones in infant tubs, while the whole set is also great for the beach and backyard. Plus, the pieces are made in the USA from 100% recycled OceanBound Plastic, a sustainable product made from plastic at risk of entering our oceans along coastlines in global communities.
 

5. PARA’KITO Refillable Bands & Clips
Keep Mosquitos at bay

With a unique blend of essential oils, patented slow-release technology and super-smart product design, PARA’KITO™ products offer the ultimate protection in a stylish way. PARA’KITO™ is sold in more than 35 markets all over the world. All products work in any climate, including temperate and tropical zones, for buzz-free bliss in any activity. Each pellet provides up to 15 days of constant protection. Bands and clips are waterproof, easily adjustable and can be worn around the wrist or ankle or hung on a backpack, belt or stroller. Kids’ bands come with a special ID label for name and contact details! Sports Bands are offered in a Lycra material and feature reflective material and an ID tag. The new Party Edition bands come in Lycra material and feature fun, flirty designs for stylish protection. Products are available at mass and specialty retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Target and Whole Foods, as well as www.ParaKito.com. All Ages. MSRP $19.50 | Neoprene $19.98
 


Sunday
Mar312019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - 3/30/19 2019 Adobe Summit and Monster Roster

Rick was at Adobe Summit in Las Vegas all week!  - His fourth time at this annual gathering!

A lot to talk about:

 

1. Adobe Summit 2019

Las Vegas, NV – March 26-28, 2019
 
Welcome to Adobe Summit 2019 – The Digital Experience Conference which will gather a record-breaking 16,000+ industry leaders and inspirational speakers to share ideas and best practices around customer experience management.



2. Adobe Summit is known for it's Keynotes

Reese Witherspoon, Drew Brees, many more from the business and marketing world.



3. Adobe Working with Microsoft

Microsoft and Adobe have been building a relationship for some time, and today at Adobe Summit in Las Vegas the two companies announced a deeper integration between the two platforms.
It involves sharing Marketo data, the company that Adobe acquired last September for $4.75 billion. Because it’s marketers, they were duty-bound to give it a new name. This data-sharing approach is being dubbed Account Based Experience, or ABX for short. The two companies are sharing data account data between a number of sources, including Marketo Engage in Adobe Experience Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales, as well as the LinkedIn, the business social platform Microsoft  bought in 2016 for a whopping $26.2 billion.

Microsoft has been trying to find ways to put that LinkedIn  data to work, and tools like Marketo can use the data in LinkedIn to understand their account contacts better.


4.  New AR Experiences

You are at an airport where a customer has an hour to wait for a connecting flight. The airline mobile app is equipped with an augmented reality (AR) feature, which shows “AR zones” on an interactive terminal map. The customer can walk up to a bookstore and see custom promotional offers as AR objects, which can then be instantly redeemed through a digital wallet. To help brands accelerate AR offerings, Adobe is showcasing how tight integrations across Adobe Experience Cloud can deliver the technology backend to quickly build and scale experiences in AR. It brings together 3D content and delivery, with commerce, analytics and personalization capabilities.

5. What's New?

At Adobe Summit, Adobe unveiled the latest Adobe Experience Cloud innovations, including Adobe Commerce Cloud and Marketo Engage, as well as global availability of Adobe Experience Platform. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, Intuit CIO Atticus Tysen and SunTrust Bank CMO Susan Johnson shared their respective enterprise playbooks for digital transformation.

Also...

New Innovations in Adobe Experience Cloud

Today, Adobe shared how Adobe Experience Cloud, powered by Adobe Experience Platform, is integrating workflows between solutions and adding more real-time intelligence powered by Adobe Sensei. The new innovations make cross-channel experience design, delivery and optimization even more frictionless.

Adobe Experience Cloud has seen massive adoption across businesses of all sizes and is used by the largest travel, media and entertainment, financial services, automotive and telecommunications companies.

Available globally today, Adobe Experience Platform is an open and extensible platform that stitches together data from across the entire enterprise, enabling real-time customer profiles leveraging Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Adobe Experience Platform activates content based on these customer profiles to deliver rich, relevant experiences in real time. It empowers the company’s global ecosystem, which now includes 13,000 agency, solution and technology partners and more than 300,000 developers.

Adobe Analytics Cloud, the core system of intelligence and activation for CXM, is adding more capabilities to provide accurate and timely insight into cross-channel consumer behavior, along with intuitive, automated audience segmentation. Now, Adobe Audience Manager, combined with Adobe Experience Platform, delivers a real-time Customer Data Platform (CDP) that brings together known and anonymous data to activate real-time customer profiles across multiple channels throughout the customer journey.

Adobe Analytics, with Adobe Experience Platform, is giving brands a new way to interpret insights from both online and offline data in real time. New Journey IQ in Adobe Analytics stitches together the full customer journey to ensure the right customers are targeted at the right time. A deeper integration with Adobe Advertising Cloud unites disparate data and inventory solutions, eliminating media silos and ensuring that marketing and advertising efforts are aligned. Additionally, Adobe Analytics has integrated commerce dashboards from Adobe Commerce Cloud.

Adobe Marketing Cloud, the foundation to optimize content, activate conversations and personalize experiences for cross-channel journey orchestration, has added the industry’s leading B2B marketing automation solution, Marketo Engage, into the Marketing Cloud. First integrations will enable marketers to seamlessly pull or edit content from Adobe Experience Manager or Adobe Creative Cloud and automatically build target lists to understand the next-best-action to take in B2B sales (Marketo Engage).

Other Adobe Marketing Cloud innovations power content velocity through personalized content delivery with more automated, personalized push notification capabilities (Adobe Campaign); a new intelligent content recommendation engine (Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Target); and capabilities for automatic video cropping (Adobe Experience Manager).

Adobe Advertising Cloud gives brands the functionality needed to plan, buy, measure and optimize advertising. Adobe Advertising Cloud added capabilities to unite and automate cross-channel advertising campaigns, including all forms of video, with brand safety built in. In a new partnership with Roku, Inc., Adobe Advertising Cloud customers can now leverage first-party data — including a brand’s own audience segments gleaned from marketing and advertising efforts via Adobe Analytics Cloud — to target audiences on Roku’s over-the-top TV inventory.

Adobe introduced Adobe Commerce Cloud — built on Magento Commerce and leveraging an ecosystem of more than 300,000 developers — providing an end-to-end solution to optimize both customer experience and business operations by powering integrated and fully managed commerce across all storefronts — physical, digital and virtual. Native integrations with Adobe Experience Cloud, including Adobe Analytics and Adobe Experience Manager, and added intelligence powered by Adobe Sensei offer rich insights in commerce dashboards and deliver engaging commerce experiences in real time.

6. Monster Roster

www.monsterroster.com

Monster Roster, a powerful algorithm-driven platform that helps you make the right picks in sports betting (it was the first company admitted to the Philadelphia 76ers Innovation Lab). Rick and Dylan talk the new one-and-done rule and NBA, MLB or NFL trending topics.

Legal sports wagering is taking off across the country and there are many topics to discuss. One-and-done remains a point of discussion, and Dylan talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly sides to letting prospects enter straight from high school; whether abolishing the rule makes sense; and how lowering the age limit will fundamentally change the game.

Dylan founded Monster Roster at the perfect time as more and more states propose bills for sports betting legalization. Dylan’s algorithm has the highest ROI compared to other props and betting sites. Monster Roster was the first company admitted to the Sixers Innovation Lab, and while working side by side with actual players, Dylan developed a tool to draft the ultimate fantasy leagues and now that has moved to the sports betting arena.

Dylan is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Monster Roster, a DFS and sports betting pick recommendation subscription service with a total ROI of 347% within the past year. He founded Monster Roster in 2015 at the age of 18. In Monster Roster’s first year of business, Elder generated $100,000 in revenue while in high school and then later while in college.

Elder expressed the entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. When he was 10 years old he would write fantasy football guides in exchange for free video games from his father’s office. Years later as a freshman and sophomore in high school, Elder converted those guides into a sports fantasy blog. Elder regularly drafted fantasy lineups for his friends to test out on FanDuel/DraftKings.

In June 2016, Elder entered Monster Roster at the biannual Fantasy Sports Trade Association Conference Elevator Pitch competition, reserved for up-and-coming fantasy businesses, and placed second out of 16 contestants. Following the elevator pitch contest, Elder was introduced to the Philadelphia 76ers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball. After applying, Elder underwent a series of interviews and meetings with Sixers Innovation Lab CEO Seth Berger. Monster Roster was admitted as the first company into the Sixers Innovation Lab. Elder started the program on August 22, 2016.

He developed the daily fantasy aspect of Monster Roster in the Sixers Innovation Lab for two years under the guidance of Seth and Sixers executives. With the legalization of sports betting in June of 2018, Monster Roster pivoted its product and algorithm to offer sports betting picks for spreads, money lines, over/unders, and prop bets. Monster Roster left the Innovation Lab in October of 2018 to continue to grow the sports betting aspect of the business.