GameStop Confirms Its Unbeatable Black Friday Deals

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, GameStop’s Black Friday ad hit stores nationwide and GameStop.com/BlackFriday, revealing some of the best gaming and collectibles offers in retail. Budget-savvy shoppers can take advantage of incredible savings when they make GameStop their one-stop-shop during Black Friday weekend. From the hottest consoles and games, to accessories and collectibles, GameStop is offering the highest value on gifts for gamers, geeks and the whole family.

GameStop will be the first to kick off in-store Black Friday deals—opening doors at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and these deals will be available on GameStop.com, beginning at midnight on Nov. 23.* All offers valid Nov. 23 – 26, unless otherwise stated.

Black Friday Store Hours 
Thanksgiving, Nov. 23: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Black Friday, Nov. 24: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 25 & Sunday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

“Our guests know they can count on us for great value and excellent service, but we wanted to make sure they also get the very best holiday deals,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “This year, we’ll be the first to open on Black Friday weekend, offering unbeatable deals on a huge variety games, gear and collectibles, because our customers deserve the best.”

Take the stress out of shopping at GameStop with excellent deals on “must-haves” for the holiday, including:

DOORBUSTER: Collectibles Grab Bag

  • Guests will receive 25 percent off as many collectibles, toys, statues, drinkware and apparel they can fit into a GameStop grab bag
  • Collectibles already on sale or clearance will be an additional 25 percent off
  • Each store will have ONLY 25 bags ($1.99 each) – limit one per customer
  • Hot Toys: Funko, Fingerlings, Pokémon, NERF, Hatchimals and much more
  • Take an additional 25 percent off these Black Friday sale collectibles:
    °  GameStop Exclusive – NERF Rival Apollo Star Wars Mandalorian Blaster: $69.99 (Reg. $89.99)
    °  
    GameStop Exclusive – Mario or Yoshi 24” Plush: $29.99 (Reg. $49.99)
    °  
    Star Wars Porg Electronic Plush: $29.99 (Reg. $39.99)
  • Bonus Savings: 30 percent off ALL journals, board games and puzzles

Hardware

  • Our lowest price ever on PlayStation 4 – Save $100 on 1TB PS4 + FREE $50 GameStop Gift Card: $199.99 ($349.99 value)
  • PlayStation VR – Save $100 on ALL Headsets and Bundles: Starting as low as $199.99
  • Our lowest price ever on PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB (save $50)
  • Save $90 on select Xbox One S 500GB consoles—Thursday and Friday only ($189.99 – $219.99)

Unbeatable Game Deals (Xbox or PS4)

  • Injustice 2: $14
  • Madden 18: $27
  • Destiny 2: $27 (FREE Cayde-6 figure with purchase, while supplies last)
  • NBA 2K18: $27
  • FIFA 18: $27
  • Middle Earth Shadow of War: $25
  • Wolfenstein II: $25
  • The Evil Within 2: $25

Accessories

  • Our best price ever on select PlayStation 4 DualShock Wireless Controllers: $38 (Reg. $59.99 – $64.99)
  • Save $35 on PS4 Gold Wireless Headset: $64.99 (Reg. $99.99)
  • Save $30 on Nintendo Switch Premium Upgrade Kit—ONLY at GameStop: $49.99 (Reg. $79.99)

For more gift ideas for the holidays, information on products and amazing deals, please visit a GameStop store location near you or visit GameStop’s online at GameStop.com/BlackFriday.

*Doorbuster offer available in-store only

About GameStop
GameStop, the world’s largest video game retailer, offers the best selection of new and pre-owned video gaming consoles, accessories and video game titles, in both physical and digital formats. GameStop also offers fans a wide variety of pop vinyl toys, collectibles, board games and more. Through GameStop’s unique buy-sell-trade program, gamers can trade in video game consoles, games, and accessories, as well as consumer electronics for cash or in-store credit. The company operates thousands of locations nationwide, and fans can find their local GameStop using the store locator tool.

To get the latest news on video gaming and gear, follow GameStop on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania is part of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), a global specialty retailer that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple.

Contact:
Alexis Barsalou
GameStop Public Relations
817-424-2117
alexisbarsalou@gamestop.com

SITO Partners with Haymarket Media to Develop Verified Data Platform Focused on Health Care Professionals

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SITO Mobile Ltd. (NASDAQ:SITO) (“SITO”) today announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with Haymarket Media to help leverage location-based data insights to target health care professionals (HCPs).

The partnership between the insights-driven Consumer Behavior and Location Sciences™ company and leading international specialist media and information group will help marketers and agencies better understand HCP interactions with brands, improve accuracy, produce highly tailored advertising, and increase the speed of delivery.

SITO and Haymarket will develop a five-point verification mobile platform, a first-of-its-kind, for the HCP market to create targeted, contextually driven marketing initiatives that maximize the vast amount of consumer and health care data available via the Haymarket Medical Network and SITO.

“Today’s marketer is more focused than ever on data, and this is a critical inflection point for driving intelligent spend models, and, in turn, increasing ROI, brand awareness, and consumer loyalty,” said Tom Pallack, CEO of SITO. “With a platform customized for the HCP market, Haymarket will gain business critical insights across both online and offline touchpoints.”

Using advanced data science and analytics, SITO’s technology empowers marketers to not only understand past behavior, but also analyze real-time interactions with unprecedented speed and accuracy, then optimize campaigns in the moment.

“The SITO platform enables Haymarket Media to expand our reach and deliver highly relevant media messages using a combination of the Haymarket Medical Network insights database and SITO’s location-based data. This new dataset will allow us to reach HCPs in key locations such as hospitals, physician offices, medical conferences, treatment centers, as well as pharmacies and retail clinics,” said Lee Maniscalco, CEO of Haymarket Media.

About SITO Mobile, Ltd.

SITO turns the consumer journey into a powerful instrument for marketers, delivering actionable insights that influence behavior in real-time. Through Consumer Behavior and Location Sciences™, SITO develops customized, data-driven solutions for brands spanning strategic insights and media. Our science and products reveal a deeper, real-time understanding of customer interests, actions and experiences providing increased clarity for brands when it comes to navigating business decisions and delivering advertising. The company is home to an internally developed, proprietary location-data technology stack, arming clients with a powerful resource for granular data, real-time insights and optimization, and delivery of successful media campaigns. Using in-store targeting, proximity targeting, geo-conquesting and attribution data, SITO creates audience profiles to develop measurable hyper-targeted campaigns for brands. For more information regarding SITO’s science, technology and customized solutions spanning media and research, visit www.sitomobile.com.

About Haymarket Media

Haymarket Media is an award-winning specialist content and information group. With 24 market-leading media brands, Haymarket offers unmatched expertise and insight through balanced, relevant, original content across a spectrum of media channels. Haymarket is home to the highly regarded health care professional brands such as Clinical Advisor, Dermatology Advisor, and MPR among a portfolio of HCP-focused, specialty-specific websites, as well as the esteemed business media titles PRWeek and MM&M.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Certain Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning the following: SITO’s plans and initiatives; our possible or assumed future results of operations; our ability to attract and retail customers; our ability to sell additional products and services to customers; our competitive position; our industry environment; and our potential growth opportunities. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could materially affect results. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, those listed under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and the reports we file with the SEC. Actual events or results may vary significantly from those implied or projected by the forward-looking statements due to these risk factors. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future performance. You should read our Annual Report on Form 10-K and the documents that we reference in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and have filed as exhibits thereto with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, with the understanding that our actual future results and circumstances may be materially different from what we expect. Forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and we undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as may be required by applicable law. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

Media Contact:

Katie McGovern
SHIFT Communications
sito@shiftcomm.com

IR Contact:

Rob Fink
Hayden IR
rob@haydenir.com 

Akoustis® Announces Four New Awarded Patents Bringing Portfolio to Fifteen Issued Patents Plus More Than Twenty Patents Pending

Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“Akoustis” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of patented single-crystal BulkONE® bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, provided an update on its Intellectual Property (IP) and patent portfolio related to its single-crystal piezoelectric materials, novel BAW resonators, wide-bandwidth RF filters and their application in mobile and other wireless devices.  

Akoustis has been granted four additional patents, bringing the total number of issued patents to fifteen, including three patents under IP exclusivity agreements with two U.S. universities, plus more than twenty patents pending in the U.S. and internationally.  Furthermore, from an issue date perspective, twelve of the fifteen awarded patents were issued to Akoustis within the last two years.  

In addition to its patent portfolio, Akoustis’ IP includes the ownership of valuable trade secrets associated with manufacturing its BulkONE® bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filter products and single-crystal piezoelectric materials.  More detailed information on the Akoustis patent portfolio can be at http://www.akoustis.com/patents/.

Jeff Shealy, CEO of Akoustis, commented “From the inception of Akoustis, we believed a significant IP and patent portfolio would ultimately be a key driver of value for our shareholders. We will continue to build and strengthen our IP position in order to protect our single-crystal material based bulk acoustic wave technology.” 

A summary of the recent patents issued is provided below:

  • Issued 4/12/2017 – China Patent No. CN2016100080U – “Mobile Communication Device Configured With A Single Crystal Piezo Resonator”
  • Issued 6/6/2017 – U.S. Patent No. 9,673,384 – “Resonance Circuit With A Single Crystal Capacitor Dielectric Material”
  • Issued 7/25/2017 – U.S. Patent No. US 9,716,581 – “Mobile Communication Device Configured With A Single Crystal Piezo Resonator Structure”
  • Issued 10/31/2017 – U.S. Patent No. US 9,805,966 – “Wafer Scale Packaging”

Akoustis is pioneering next-generation materials science to address the market requirements for improved RF filters – targeting higher bandwidth, higher operating frequencies and higher output power compared to incumbent polycrystalline BAW technology deployed today. Superior performance is driven by the significant advances of high-purity, single-crystal piezoelectric materials and the resonator-filter process technology. The advanced material properties drive electro-mechanical coupling, which translates to wide filter bandwidth. High-band RF filters are achieved by leveraging the Company’s high-sound velocity, single-crystal piezoelectric materials. These single-crystal piezoelectric materials offer high-thermal conductivity along the path of heat flow, enabling high-power handling capability of the RF filter. The Company has announced four customer engagements for its premium high band BAW RF filters in frequencies ranging from 1.5 GHz to 5.2 GHz and remains focused on customer design engineering engagements, as well as technology and product qualification for commercial manufacturing in first-half of calendar year 2018.

About Akoustis Technologies, Inc.

Akoustis® (http://www.akoustis.com) is a high-tech RF filter solutions company that designs and manufactures its unique, patented BulkONE® technology to produce single-crystal bulk acoustic wave (BAW) RF filters for mobile and other wireless markets, which facilitate signal acquisition and accelerate band performance between the antenna and digital back end.  Its BulkONE® technology will service the fast growing multi-billion dollar market of device OEMs, network providers, and consumers to diminish Front End phone heat, battery drain and signal loss — all considered to be directly related to current RF polycrystalline filter technologies’ limitations.  The Company owns and operates a 120,000 sq. ft. ISO-9001 certified commercial wafer-manufacturing facility located in Canandaigua, NY, which includes a class 100 / class 1000 cleanroom facility – tooled for 150-mm diameter – for the design, development, fabrication and packaging of RF filters, MEMS and semiconductor devices. Akoustis is headquartered in the Piedmont technology corridor near Charlotte North Carolina.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not descriptions of historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated include, without limitation, risks relating to the results of our research and development activities, including uncertainties relating to semiconductor process manufacturing; the early stage of our BulkONE® technology presently under development; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights that are valuable to our business, including patent and other intellectual property rights; our ability to successfully market and sell our technologies; the ability to achieve high volume manufacturing in the first-half calendar year 2018 and the size and growth of the potential markets for any of our technologies, the rate and degree of market acceptance of any of our technologies and our ability to raise funding to support operations and the continued development and qualification of its premium high-band BAW RF filters utilizing its patented single-crystal piezoelectric materials. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking statements regarding future events and circumstances discussed in this press release may not occur, and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements.  You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.  The forward-looking statements included in this presentation speak only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly or privately any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this presentation to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations.

Akoustis Contact Information:

COMPANY:
Dave Aichele
Akoustis Technologies, Inc.
VP of Business Development
704-997-5735, ext. 106
daichele@akoustis.com

INVESTORS:
The Del Mar Consulting Group, Inc.
Robert B. Prag, President
858-794-9500

bprag@delmarconsulting.com