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Three will compete, but only one will shake their way to victory scoring Super Bowl LVII tickets and the private luxury transport of a lifetime

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — To kick off the 2022 NFL season, Smirnoff issued a call to football fans everywhere: serve up the best game day vibes and Smirnoff cocktails for a chance to be the brand’s first ever Cocktail Coordinator. Many answered the call, but only three remain. And the journey isn’t over just yet.

Returning as the official vodka sponsor of the NFL this season, Smirnoff has been recruiting for the Cocktail Coordinator all season long. Now it all comes down to this, one Final Interview to determine the winner of the Best Job in America and the private luxury transport of a lifetime to Super Bowl LVII.

It all comes down to the Final Interview, where one deserving winner will land the Best Job in America as the first-ever Smirnoff Cocktail Coordinator and board a private luxury transport bound for Super Bowl LVII as the brand’s guest of honor. But before the winner is revealed, the Official Vodka Sponsor of the NFL is giving fans across the country a peek into the action as the three finalists go head-to-head to show off their unrivaled passion for the game, hosting, and ultimately, their cocktail skills), proving they have what it takes to Be the Cocktail Coordinator.

“We’ve been searching for someone with heart for the game, a spirit for entertaining and unrivaled cocktail-making skills to become our first-ever Cocktail Coordinator,” said Jennifer Holiday Hudson, North America brand leader, Smirnoff. “At the end of the day, it’s all about finding that person who can take the game day experience to the next level. Fortunately, we have three very strong candidates ready for the challenge. Now it’s game time.”

 Meet the finalists:

  • A high energy hostess with the mostest, Tania Ortega (Austin, Texas) was born ready for this moment.
  • With a passion for the game, India Stokes (Dallas, Texas) has what it takes to shine on gameday.
  • Easy, but elevated is the name of his game – Conner Sheets (Denver, Colorado) is all about turning simple cocktails into delicious masterpieces.

On Jan. 29, the finalists will touch down in the Lone Star state where they will compete in a series of challenges testing their football knowledge, game day entertaining skills, and of course, their go-to cocktail playbook. Smirnoff brand partner and NFL commentator, Kay Adams alongside professional mixologist and founder of Cocktail AcademyMatt Landes will help officiate and ultimately judge the competition.

“We’ve been searching this entire season for that special someone who can combine the perfect mix of good food, drinks, and people to make game day a memorable experience and fill the Smirnoff Cocktail Coordinator position,” said Kay Adams. “The time has come to see who has what it takes to land the Best Job in America.”

The Cocktail Coordinator travels in style. Courtesy of Smirnoff, the winner will board a private luxury transport for Arizona where they will be greeted by special surprises on board and ultimately be Smirnoff’s guest of honor at the biggest game of the season – Super Bowl LVII.


Ahead of the Final Interview, Smirnoff will take out full-page ads in the finalists’ markets of Dallas, Austin and Denver, and plaster their faces on billboards and everywhere in between – to encourage all football fans to rally behind the competition. For the city of the first-ever Cocktail Coordinator, Smirnoff will provide $25 rideshare credits on Super Bowl Sunday for fans to get home safely after the final whistle blows following The Big Game. In its second year as the Official Vodka Sponsor of the NFL, Smirnoff will be in on all the action throughout Super Bowl Week:

  • First up, Smirnoff is celebrating the second annual GLAAD “Night Of Pride”, featuring discussions on advancing LGBTQ+ inclusion in sports.
  • Ahead of The Big Game, Smirnoff will honor former players at the NFL Legends Alumni Roast & Toast, where brand partner Vernon Davis will serve as co-host.
  • Finally, Smirnoff will introduce its first-ever Cocktail Coordinator to the world on February 12 for Super Bowl LVII.

Tune into the Cocktail Coordinator Final Interview by following @Smirnoff on Instagram and @SmirnoffUS on Twitter. And no matter if you celebrate Super Bowl LVII with the signature Cosmo Catch or another Smirnoff cocktail of your choosing, please remember to always drink responsibly.


NO PURCHASE OF ALCOHOL OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT NECESSARY. U.S. only, 21+. Void where prohibited. Contest Entry Period: 9/7/2022 @ 12:00 a.m. ET – 10/31/22 @ 11:59:59 p.m. ET. To enter: Scan QR Code or access website directly at After age verification, complete entry form and submit a video (30-60 seconds) telling and showing us why you should be the Smirnoff “Cocktail Coordinator.” COCKTAIL COORDINATOR IS AN HONORIFIC TITLE AND DIAGEO WILL NOT MAKE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT TO CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER. Video should address your passion for football, hosting parties and making cocktails. (Professional bartenders/alcohol beverage retail license-holders NOT eligible). Video must be truthful, original and cannot violate third party rights. DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL IN VIDEO. Videos judged based on expression of passion for and knowledge of football/hosting/cocktail-making as well as alignment with the spirit and values of the SMIRNOFF brand. By entering, you assign all right, title and interest in video to Sponsor. Limit 1 entry per person. Finalist Prize: on 1/29/23 Finalists will compete in Final Round by throwing “home-gating” party in local market to determine Grand Prize Winner. Finalists will be judged in Final Round based on live interview in addition to video. Grand Prize is a trip to Super Bowl® LVII in Glendale, AZ on 2/12/23. Prize forfeited if Finalist or Grand Prize winner not available on date of corresponding event/activity. Guests of Grand Prize winner must be 21+. ALCOHOL IS NOT PART OF ANY PRIZE. See Official Rules at website for full details. Sponsor: Diageo Americas, Inc., New York, NY.

Please Drink Responsibly.

The Smirnoff Co., New York, NY.

© 2022 NFL Properties LLC. All NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. Contest not sponsored or offered by the National Football League.





Explore Virtual Reality Worlds at Home: Virtuix Launches Omni One, a Unique Omni-Directional Treadmill for Consumers That Lets You Step into VR Without Boundaries

Austin-based Virtuix is shipping beta units of Omni One, a complete entertainment system whose 360-degree experience delivers the immersive feeling of physically moving in VR



Austin-based Virtuix is shipping beta units of Omni One, a complete entertainment system whose 360-degree experience delivers the immersive feeling of physically moving in VR

AUSTIN, Texas /PRNewswire/ — Traveling through the virtual reality worlds of your favorite games at home is becoming a reality as Virtuix ( launches Omni One, a unique omni-directional treadmill that enables players to walk or run in any direction through video games and other virtual environments.

Seeking to take home entertainment to the next level, Austin-based Virtuix started shipping Omni One units to their investor community as an intriguing prelude to a planned consumer launch later this year. The company currently has a waitlist for Omni One of more than 35,000 subscribers who have signed up online.

Omni One is a complete entertainment system that currently ships with a Pico Neo 3 Pro headset and works straight out of the box without needing a PC or other peripherals, providing a seamless user experience. The Neo 3 Pro headset, which has the same processor and resolution as Meta’s popular Quest 2 but offers a wider field of view, comes with Omni One’s operating software, including social features and a proprietary game store targeting 30 titles at launch.

Inspired by the popular Omni Pro, a commercial version of the Omni available at more than 500 entertainment venues in 45 countries, Omni One is designed to fit tastefully inside a living room or other place in your home. Compared to Omni Pro, Omni One is lighter, more compact (4-foot diameter), easy to fold up or move around, and allows players unmatched freedom of movement, including crouching, kneeling, and jumping.

“We’re thrilled about Omni One,” said Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix. “After a long and challenging development process, spanning Covid-19 and supply chain shortages, Omni One has turned out to be an awesome product that delivers on our company’s original vision of an active VR entertainment system for the home. Our commercial products have hosted over 3 million plays at entertainment venues worldwide, and we’ve built a fanatical player community of over 300,000 registered players. We can’t wait to bring our popular gaming experience to the homes of our many players and fans.”

Omni One’s introductory price is $2,595 plus shipping, or as low as $65/month on a payment plan. Omni One’s pricing includes both the treadmill and the high-end Pico headset (market value $699).


Omni One’s top benefits include:

  • It lets you walk or run in video games or other virtual worlds, in any direction and at any speed, while occupying only a small amount of floor space.
  • Safety features keep you from falling or hitting walls or other people.
  • It keeps you in shape by burning calories while gaming.

Virtuix is expanding awareness of Omni One among consumers, gamers, and the investment community by running a Reg CF campaign as part of its Series B funding round ( Investors get to skip the line to order Omni One ahead of the general public, and they can qualify for investor discounts on Omni One of 30% (worth $780) or more.

To see Omni One in action, check out Virtuix’s latest video


Virtuix Inc., founded in 2013 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, is the developer of “Omni” – the first omni-directional treadmill that enables 360-degree movement in VR. Virtuix is launching Omni One, a consumer version for the home market.

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Shutterstock Teams With NVIDIA to Build AI Foundation Models for Generative 3D Artist Tools

Shutterstock announced its partnering with NVIDIA to train custom 3D models



Customized Shutterstock content trained with NVIDIA Picasso generative AI cloud service to use text prompts to rapidly generate 3D content for industrial digital twins, entertainment and gaming

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform for transformative brands and media companies, announced it is partnering with NVIDIA to train custom 3D models to create generative 3D assets from simple text prompts. Through a first of its kind collaboration, 3D models will be trained with Shutterstock assets using NVIDIA Picasso generative AI cloud services to convert text into high-fidelity 3D content, reducing creation time from hours to minutes.

When the models are introduced in the coming months on, the new NVIDIA-powered generative AI capabilities will be the latest addition to Creative Flow, an extensive toolkit designed to power the most seamless creative experience possible. The text-to-3D features will also be offered on and is planned to be introduced on the NVIDIA Omniverse™ platform for building and operating 3D industrial metaverse applications.

“Our generative 3D partnership with NVIDIA will power the next generation of 3D contributor tools, greatly reducing the time it takes to create beautifully textured and structured 3D models,” said Shutterstock CEO Paul Hennessy. “This first of its kind partnership furthers our strategy of leveraging Shutterstock’s massive pool of metadata to bring new products, tools, and content to market. By combining our 3D content with NVIDIA’s foundation models, and utilizing our respective marketing and distribution platforms, we can capitalize on an extraordinarily large market opportunity.”

With today’s professional software tools, building a high quality, detailed 3D model from scratch is often a challenging and time-consuming task for creators. In the case of a content being created for use as a digital twin, where absolute precision is required, the complexity of the job can take days or even longer depending on the specifics of the model. By creating custom models with the NVIDIA Picasso generative AI cloud service, Shutterstock will help 3D artists create object shapes, assist with object unwrapping, generate textures and materials and, for non-3D users, will even produce complete 3D models ready for use in a wide variety of applications and platforms.

“The transformative capabilities of generative AI make it possible for software makers and enterprises to build tools that use simple text prompts to create 3D assets for digital twins, simulation and design, saving artists enormous amounts of time and effort,” said NVIDIA Vice President of Developer Programs Greg Estes. “Training a custom Shutterstock model with the NVIDIA Picasso generative AI cloud services will give developers a tool that can automate much of the tedious work for artists, freeing them to spend more time exploring new concepts and refining their ideas.”


As part of its responsible AI focus and in correlation with sales of the customized 3D models on Shutterstock’s platform, Shutterstock will compensate artists through its Contributor Fund for the role their IP plays in training the generative technology.

Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics, ignited the era of modern AI and is fueling the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry. More information at

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is a leading global creative platform for transformative brands and media companies. Directly and through its group subsidiaries, Shutterstock’s comprehensive collection includes high-quality licensed photographsvectorsillustrations3D modelsvideos and music. Working with its growing community of more than 2 million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 600 million images and more than 45 million video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The Company also owns Splash News, an entertainment news agency for newsrooms and media companies worldwide; Pond5, one of the world’s largest video-first content marketplaces; TurboSquid, one of the world’s largest 3D content marketplaces; PicMonkey, an online graphic design and image editing platform; Offset, a high-end image collection; Shutterstock Studios, an end-to-end custom creative shop; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; Shutterstock Editorial, a premier source of editorial images and videos for the world’s media; and Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering.

For more information, please visit and follow Shutterstock on Twitter and on Facebook.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, impact, performance, availability and features of NVIDIA’s partnership with Shutterstock to use images and text prompts to rapidly generate 3D content for industrial digital twins, entertainment, and gaming; and the benefits, impact, performance, features and availability of NVIDIA’s products, and technologies, including NVIDIA Picasso generative AI cloud services, NVIDIA Omniverse, and NVIDIA foundation models are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; NVIDIA’s reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test NVIDIA’s products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to NVIDIA’s existing product and technologies; market acceptance of NVIDIA’s products or NVIDIA’s partners’ products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of NVIDIA’s products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the most recent reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company’s website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.


This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, particularly in the discussion under the caption “2023 Guidance.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding guidance, industry prospects, future business, future results of operations or financial condition, new or planned features, products or services, management strategies and our competitive position. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “potential,” “opportunities” and other similar expressions and the negatives of such expressions. However, not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, those discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as in other documents that the Company may file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, Shutterstock’s actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of this date and Shutterstock assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law. 

© 2023 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, and NVIDIA Omniverse are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

SOURCE Shutterstock, Inc.

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History of the World, Part II premiered as a new eight-episode series on Hulu



SANTA MONICA, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Mel Brooks’ History of the World, Part I has influenced comedic cinema for 40-plus years and the cult 80s movie is finally getting an interactive gaming experience with its sequel, which debuted on March 6.

History of the World, Part II premiered as a new eight-episode series on Hulu, and as an interactive digital gaming experience available to play online and on Xbox. In the digital gaming experience, fans encounter the show’s colorful characters voiced by the star-studded cast with Ike Barinholtz, Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, and of course, the formidable Mel Brooks. The show’s mastermind is no stranger to video games, as Brooks has been involved with several previous gaming projects.

The interactive website version of the History of the World, Part II gaming experience embraces the crass humor and absurd silliness of the show (and makes no apologies) for an unforgettable, unique experience with plenty of memorable features like the fact that the world didn’t begin with a ‘big bang’ – it was actually ‘The Big Burp.’ Players will feel like they’re part of the show as they experience various historical recreations, from Amelia Earhart to Noah’s Dog Park, and more.

The History of the World, Part II digital gaming experience is available to download FREE on Xbox until March 31, 2023, and for desktop and mobile play until July 6, 2023. Players who complete the interactive gaming experience are eligible to win prizes, including a brand-new Xbox, and more historically hilarious surprises.

To learn more about the History of the World, Part II interactive gaming experience, click here.

History of the World Part 2 | Trailer | Hulu

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