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Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience.
The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium, luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. Last spring, Acura launched the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993. From actually getting their beer into bottles and onto the streets, Lagunitas always looks to the future. Whether it’s supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or simply fueling stories and songs with IPA and other fine ales. Wherever you go, beer speaks, people mumble. Mumble along at LAGUNITAS.com.
We created Essentia ionized alkaline water because we believe hydration makes us all a little better, inside and out. When you’re properly hydrated, you think, feel, move, work and play more effectively. And that feeling, that confidence, is contagious. At Essentia, we’re committed to delivering water of superior quality that we think can change your life. Essentia is the proud water sponsor of the Silicon Valley Comic Con! For more information on Essentia ionized water, go to www.essentiawater.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Children’s Discovery Museum
With over 150 interactive exhibits and programs, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is one of the largest museums of its kind in the nation. Since opening its doors in 1990, the Museum has welcomed over 8 million visitors and has offered new exhibits each year that respond to children's diverse educational needs. The striking 52,000 square foot purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta and is a beacon of discovery. Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, hands-on exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations. There is always something happening at the Museum, go to www.cdm.org for more information about planning your visit.
Rover.com® is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. Through Rover, pet parents can discover, book, and manage personalized care for their dogs, including pet sitting, dog walking, in-home dog boarding, and doggy day care. Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover improves and simplifies life for pet parents and the dogs they love. By connecting pet parents with dog people in their neighborhood, Rover ensures dogs nationwide are happy and well-cared for even when their owner is away, and empowers pet parents to live fulfilling lives. Services are booked through Rover every minute of every day and over 95% of reviewed bookings have received a perfect 5-star rating. The platform offers premium insurance for all services booked through Rover, secure online payments, world-class customer support, vet consultations, a 24/7 team of trust and safety experts, reports that include walk maps and activity tracking, mobile apps, photo and video sharing, and general background checks for sitters.
Four hundred years after the extinction of the human race, an alien civilization has regenerated a small group of humans on Earth—but why? From the creator of Ender’s Game, BYUtv’s newest scripted drama, Extinct, explores a riveting new world characterized by humankind’s enduring search for meaning and purpose. Coming to BYUtv this October.
Fandom is a fan-first global entertainment media brand. As the essential destination for everything pop culture, fans can find and share the latest news, inside stories and expert knowledge on their favorite TV shows, movies, games, comics and more. Fandom is the largest entertainment fan site in the world with a global audience of over 173 million monthly uniques and 360,000 communities.
Hanson Robotics creates amazingly expressive and lifelike robots that build trusted and engaging relationships with people through conversation. Our robots teach, serve, entertain, and will in time come to truly understand and care about humans. We aim to create a better future for humanity by infusing artificial intelligence with kindness and empathy, cultivated through meaningful interactions between our robots and the individuals whose lives they touch. We envision that through symbiotic partnership with us, our robots will eventually evolve to become super intelligent genius machines that can help us solve the most challenging problems we face here in the world.
SoftBank Robotics America
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA) is driving technology forward by becoming a leader in humanoid robotics. Our robots, including Pepper and NAO, are used in more than 70 countries worldwide and offer innovative applications relevant for the fields of research, retail, education, healthcare, tourism, hospitality and entertainment. Formerly Aldebaran Robotics, SBRA’s sister offices still remain in Europe, Japan and China under the new SoftBank Robotics Holdings Corporation. Pepper, NAO, Aldebaran and SoftBank Robotics are trademarks of SoftBank Robotics in the U.S. and other countries.
Steel Wool Studios
We believe virtual reality is on the edge of becoming a full-blown new entertainment medium – not a passing fad. Bringing decades of creative production experience from companies like Pixar, Lucasfilm, Intel, and TellTale Games, our goal is to advance the state of VR with our skill, hard work, or by pure luck. Whatever works. As an independent studio, we create what excites us: games, interactive educational, and narrative projects incorporating our sense of story, design, and gameplay with a mix of creativity, intemperate use of expletives in meetings, and a penchant for buffoonery.
We are Steel Wool Studios.
WordPress.com helps millions of people create beautiful sites for small business, blogging, and publishing -- and we host sites for some of the biggest names in the world, including Microsoft, News Corp., and The New York Times. The WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Our users publish more than 41 million new posts and 60.5 million comments each month.
A global non-profit out to change the world, XPRIZE is the leader in designing, launching and awarding prize competitions as an instrument to solve the world’s grand challenges, using a blend of gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive prize theory and exponential technologies. Working to address challenges in energy & environment, life sciences, exploration, and learning, XPRIZE currently has nine active competitions with a total prize purse of nearly $100 million up for grabs.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is the Thrill Capital of Northern California featuring a unique combination of animal attractions, thrilling rides, exciting shows and wildlife presentations.
You'll experience a full day of fun and discovery as your adventure includes enjoyment of over 40 rides and attractions, plus wildlife encounters, with opportunities to feed a giraffe, sea lion or even touch a stingray. Sign up to participate in our popular dolphin swim program and really get to know these engaging marine mammals one-on-one.
With nine thrilling roller coasters, you won't want to miss Medusa with its 150-foot plunge, the one-of-a-kind SUPERMAN™ Ultimate Flight and the hybrid wood and steel coaster, The Joker™, with its nonstop action and suspense. With wet and wild water rides, kid-friendly play areas like Looney Tunes™ Seaport, Tava's Jungleland and Seaside Junction, there's something for all ages, all year long.
Adding to the park's exciting line-up of thrill rides is the all-new WONDER WOMAN™ Lasso of Truth, opening in Spring 2017. This gigantic, powerful pendulum ride takes riders way up high while rotating counterclockwise for the wildest ride around.
To enjoy unlimited visits to the park, the best deal are our Season Passes with unlimited visits to this park and our other Six Flags parks all year long, plus Spring Break, our huge July 4th Fest through to Fright Fest and our popular Holiday in the Park celebration.
Bank of America
Bank of America’s purpose is to help improve the financial lives of our customers and clients through the power of every connection. We have a strong commitment to the communities and regions in which we live and work. Through our lending, investing, advising, transacting and employment, we provide valuable resources to our customers and clients around the world.
When Wenner Media first announced Glixel Gus Wenner – whose father started Rolling Stone magazine in 1967 – summed up the cultural significance of video games in a single quote. "In my mind," he said, "gaming is today what rock 'n' roll was when Rolling Stone was founded.” Launched in November 2016, Glixel is Wenner Media’s first-ever digital-only property, dedicated to the world of video games and their central place in pop culture. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA – the gaming nucleus of the country – Glixel provides its audience with fresh, culture-first commentary on the latest stories about games and the people that shape them.
As one of America’s oldest and most trusted magazines, Popular Science has spent a century and a half bringing readers the most amazing innovations and discoveries. From thought leaders to skeptics, from digital natives to print devotees, Popular Science’s audience is as diverse as the stories in and on our pages. And we all have one thing in common: a boundless sense of wonder.
Established in 1872, Popular Science is published by the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the United States, and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences with more than 30 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.
At UploadVR, we believe that virtual reality and augmented reality are going to bring data into three dimensions, unlocking the next platform of computing. Through conferences, events, community, daily news coverage, talent placement, corporate connections, content creation, and more, we do everything in our power to grow the industry and move toward a path of positive impact. We are always interested in learning about new opportunities and leveraging our position to help those in need.