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Freedompop arriving in Spain this summer

Freedompop, a mobile virtual network operator or MVNO, will be released in Spain this summer. The service offers free voice and data services with the option to pay if more access is required. When it comes out in Spain, messaging and calling will be completely free of charge regardless of usage. This will all be possible through WhatsApp, an application that can be used via iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones.

As it stands, WhatsApp has already changed the cell phone industry in Spain and how people use the services available to them. More than 70 percent of wireless subscribers use the application as MVNO (mobile virtual network operators) gain popularity. The company claimed it is “doing what Facebook’s internet.org has failed to accomplish in Europe. Beginning this summer, users can plug a FreedomPop SIM into their device, and FreedomPop will subsidize any data used by WhatsApp”.

31 additional countries will eventually receive Freedompop and the company is accepting beta applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. They plan on having more than 100,000 users in the UK within the next year but expect the service to gain far more traction in Spain and project anywhere between 500,000 to 1,000,000 users within two years. They also plan to continually partner with existing mobile services or in some cases disrupt new markets with unique models that attract to the consumer.

In February, Nicholas Constantinopoulos, president, told Mobile World Live he had found “the secret sauce” for success as more and more companies are open to partnering with them. As it stands now 40 percent of all UK subscribers are considered to be revenue generating. The users buy anything from a second international number to data rollover and even online security.

Freedompop has been able to raise 109 million for all of these plans. The money will be used to grow and accelerate international expansion.

Watch this review of FreedomPop

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She Used WEN by Chaz For 7 Days! See Her Results!

Most of us have seen the infomericals on QVC Channel for WEN hair. The hair care system is designed to replace your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, leave in conditioner, and detangler. It is formulated to preserve your scalp’s natural oils, leading to stronger and softer hair. The system also comes with an anti-frizz styling creme and nourishing mousse, replacing seven hair care products with only three products. WEN by Chaz also offers a variety of other products on their website.
The celebrity endorsed hair care line claims to do some pretty wonderful things for all types of hair, and some people are absolutely raving about it. But, does it actually work? Well, one brave lady named Emily McClure gave wen.com products a try, and published her results. The lengthy Bustle.com article details her experience, with the pictures to prove it. For seven straight days Emily used WEN by Chaz and took extra care noting her results, with the pictures posted on her facebook account to prove it. At first she’s surprised by the large amount of product used to cleanse her hair, and is even questionable about the effectiveness of the product it’s self. She definitely notices something strange happening to her hair. Read Emily’s full review for yourself, and see the results with your own eyes! It is available on most stores and online via http://www.amazon.com/WEN-Sweet-Almond-Cleansing-Conditioner/dp/B0048O2R1E

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Portia Kersten’s, Skout’s CFO on the Success Secrets to Startups

While it may be unusual, but certainly not unheard of, for women to occupy the top spots in a multi-million dollar company, it’s undoubtedly highly unlikely that you will find them relaying much about themselves personally in an interview. Instead, what you’d expect to read is pat and canned answers to the routine questions that seem only to be asked of female high performing executives, not males. But prepare to expect the unexpected when it comes to a recent revealing article that appeared on the Huffington Post site of an interview of Skout’s CFO, Portia Kersten.

For the few who don’t know, Skout is arguably the most successful meeting match up mobile app on the planet. Since achieving her ranking of the highest financial officer of the multi-million dollar startup, Kersten has continued to solidify her position as a “magic maker” when it comes to the difficult feat of growth and the scaling of successful startups. Landing at Skout is just her most recent in a stream of prosperous startup companies the top dollar tech queen was very candid about her poor upbringing. In fact, her parent’s didn’t even have a television when she was a kid. What they did have was a solid love of literature that they shared with her; so much so they named her ‘Portio’ after Shakesphere’s character in Merchant of Venice.

But instead of downplaying her family’s very meager socioeconomic status, she credits her voracious reading as a kid as the key to developing the imagination that has laid the foundation for her driving resourcefulness. Undoubtedly, it is the getting the most out of working within financial and resource stringent startups good habit and methods that has led to her continued high level of performance. If you’re interested in reading her candid answers to the reasons behind her achievements, including the atypical answer to “how do you balance work and home, (which, spoiler alert…she doesn’t even try) then be certain to read about her in an CFO-uncharacteristic and candid interview with Huffington Post’s Laura Dunn.. Be prepared for her non-corporate and frank responses to the questions posed that can offer insight to not just women, but any tech startup alike.

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Slyce Partners with Shoe Carnival

On March 22, 2016, NASDAQ.com reported from Toronto, ON that the visual technology company Slyce, Inc. has partnered with family footwear retailer, Shoe Carnival, Inc. Through this partnership, consumers will now be able to snap a picture of any footwear they desire from any source, real or 2D, to find an exact match or similar one on ShoeCarnival.com available for purchase.

Based out of Toronto ON, Slyce, Inc. has created a mobile app allowing consumers to see a product they like, take a picture of it, and then instantly be matched with an exact or close to exact product. Also, customers can scan bar codes or QR codes to find products. No more finding the perfect dress on Pintrest without finding how or where to purchase it. With Sylce ‘s Universal Scanner, that dress can be found in a snap.

In addition to using the app for purchasing matching products, the consumer can find out more info about the product, find complimentary products, create a list of products, or even redeem coupons. Using today’s leading image recognizing software, this innovative technology has four functions for consumers to choose: “Snap-to-Buy,” “Snap-to-Discover,” “Snap-to-List,” and “Snap-to-Coupon.” Each of these functions does a visual search using bar codes, QR codes, coupons, 2D images (magazines or online) or 3D, real world, images. In addition to Shoe Carnival, Slyce is also partnered with Neiman Marcus, Tilly’s, JCPenney, Urban Outfitters, and Home Depot to create a wide market for consumers to search for products.

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Use Wikipedia Experts to Protect Your Online Reputation

If you own a business, there is every chance that you have basically all of your hopes and dreams riding on the success of that business. This is especially true if you run a small business out of your home or your business is owned and operated within the family. You simply can’t afford to have your online reputation tarnished by negative reviews on a Wikipedia page that are largely inaccurate. It is a sad truth that anyone is capable of Wikipedia page creation and can write a negative review about your company without even having visited your shop. In some cases, they have absolutely no contact with you or your store whatsoever. In a world that allows people to make a Wikipedia page that holds a lot of power and prestige in a published online encyclopedia, it can become a nightmare for a business owner that is trying to protect their online reputation by making sure that any and all reviews about their company are actually accurate.

How do you make sure that someone isn’t going online and ruining your reputation as a business owner just because they can? The truth is, you need experts on your side in order to protect your reputation and combat these negative reviews. Make no mistake about it, if you get a negative review because you have actually done something to earn it, you can use it as a learning experience. It is vitally important that you correct whatever situation caused the negative review in the first place so that it doesn’t happen again and again. However, getting a negative review that you had nothing to do with is a different story entirely. This requires online reputation management from people that know how to do it correctly. More often than not, if you try to do it yourself you will only find yourself wasting your time and getting little or no results. It is vitally important that you find someone that can help you who knows exactly what they are doing.

What you really need is to hire Wiki experts from a reputable online Wikipedia editing service such as Get Your Wiki. These Wikipedia editors for hire are sheer geniuses when it comes to protecting the online reputation of businesses in virtually any location. If you have found a few inaccurate reviews online and noticed that your business has dropped off as a direct result of it, you simply can’t wait to get help from people that can turn things around for you. A lot of business owners make the mistake of thinking that one or two negative reviews are nothing more than a nuisance, especially when there is no truth to them. The problem is, other people who are reading those reviews don’t know that they aren’t true. If someone posts a scathing review of your business online, other people are going to read that and at least a portion of those individuals or going to refuse to come to your business as a direct result of it.

That is why it is so important that you have help from individuals who can help people see what your shop is really like. The best part about hiring Wiki writers is that you get results and you don’t have to spend all of your own time trying to figure out how to combat these negative reviews. If your business is vitally important to you, you should have these individuals on speed dial whether you think you currently need them or not, because someday, you will. Get a free quote for your business or personal page from Get Your Wiki today to get started.

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Brian Bonar: Achieving Greatness

Brian Bonar is one of the most respected names in finance. His reputation speaks for itself and he is someone that people turn to in finance. They know that his name means something and stands for something special. After all, your name is what you are born withachieving greatness, and it can carry a lot of weight.

With Brian Bonar, it is a name that gets people standing up and paying attention. He has been the director of Dalrada and became the chairman in 1999 after being the director since 1995. He has worked his way up and has proven himself. Nothing has been handed to him, and he is not afraid of hard work.

This is the kind of man you want in your corner and the kind of man you want to do business with, as you know you are going to get his all and then some. He goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that the people he works with are happy and walk away satisfied. Starting in August 1992 until April 1994, Brian Bonar was the Company’s Director of Technology Sales and from April 1994 until September 1994 as the Company’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing. It shows a versatility which proves he can adapt to anything that is put in front of him. He has experience, knowledge, and passion.

He also worked for IBM for about 17 years prior to that. In fact, his lists of accomplishments are so long that it is nearly impossible to list them all. It would be a major injustice to him to name them all. While they are noteworthy and respected, it is more about the man himself. That is what truly matters.

Anyone can rally off a list of accomplishments, but it takes real skill to have the courage to follow through with it and keep it up instead of simply living off your name. Again, his name means something, and it means a lot, but once you build that name, it doesnÕt mean you can just live off it – you can learn more here: http://mg2.com/about/people/brian-bonar/.

Modern Luxury reported has it that if anything, it is important you try even harder to live up to it and even increase that name. You need to grow, and Brian Bonar is always growing and always advancing.

He never sits still and is never satisfied. He’s always looking to get better each and every day. That is why he is someone that you want to work with and someone that you want to remember. He is not just another flash-in-the-pan or someone that has caught lighting-in-a-bottle. People like him don’t fall of trees. He is an inspiration and a well-respected individual in his field of expertise.

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George Soros: Semi-Retired from Finance but Still a Full-Time Thought Leader

George Soros may not spend as much time in the world of finance as in the past, but his financial predictions still impact markets around the world, and his political views continue to make headlines.

If it’s reported on http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/02/11/europe-verge-collapse-interview/ that he’s selling the German mark and buying dollars, the mark declines while the dollar rises. If he says that he owns stock in Newmont Mining Corp., not only does investment in that stock increase, but other mining stocks rise as well.

But it’s not just about finance for George Soros, and hasn’t been for a long time. On one day, he might be addressing an economic forum in Sri Lanka, issuing serious warnings about the dangers of China’s currency devaluation; on another, though, he’s making headlines as he warns of the dangers of a Ted Cruz or Donald Trump presidency.

“Donald Trump is doing the work of ISIS,” said Soros in an interview by Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The anti-immigrant rhetoric of Trump and Cruz, he indicated, is just the sort of thing to inflame Muslim communities on marketwatch.com, and convince some that terrorism is the only way to address the problems they face internationally.

Soros knows something about immigrants and refugees on http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros, because he was one himself. At age 13, Nazi Germany occupied his native Hungary. After fleeing his home country, he spent his teenage years as a migrant in England. To say that he understands the potential consequences of vitriolic rhetoric would be an understatement. Hence, when he says, “My loyalty is for the stateless people,” you can bet he means every word.

Indeed, he’s been fighting to promote and to help the helpless since the 1970s. Whether it was funding black students so that they could attend university in apartheid South Africa, providing financial aid to dissidents behind the Iron Curtain, or promoting democratization in the former Soviet states, George Soros on forbes is always looking out for the underprivileged, the oppressed and the powerless. In the current election cycle, his statements against nativistic and anti-immigrant views illustrate his ongoing commitment to those values.

Even though his work in the financial industry is largely behind him, George Soros still moves markets. More importantly, his ongoing efforts to influence the world for the good of mankind, to be a voice for the voiceless and an advocate for the downtrodden remain steadfast, effective and powerful.

References

George Soros Sees Crisis in Global Markets That Echoes 2008 http://www.bloomberg.com
The Man Who Moves Markets http://www.bloomberg.com
Hedge Fund Billionaire George Soros: ‘Donald Trump Is Doing The Work Of ISIS’ http://www.forbes.com
George Soros https://en.wikipedia.org

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Real Users Say Wen By Chaz Works As Promised

A cult following proclaims Wen hair, the hair care brand celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean, is the best shampoo and conditioner that they have ever used for their hair. Actually, WEN Hair by Chaz Dean is a revolutionary hair cleanser, not a shampoo, that also conditions hair, taking the place of five hair care products, including a detangler, so hair is more manageable. The company behind the shampoo and conditioner alternative is Guthy-Renker, the trusted manufacturer of other beauty brands, including Proactiv acne treatment.

In a recent Bustle article, Emily McClure tried WEN Hair Cleansing Conditioner to see if it would help her thin, fine hair. She notes how much of the product that’s recommended; at least ten pumps for short hair and up to thirty-two pumps for long hair. After using Wen hair for a week, she said her friends noticed that her hair appeared shinier and she felt that her hair was “super soft”. Emily says that for her, it’s better to use the product in the morning, rather than during an evening shower.

Sephora.com online reviews echo her sentiments, with people saying that Wen by Chaz leaves their coarse hair feeling soft and silky. With celebrities like gorgeous Alyssa Milano and Brooke Shields raving about Wen by Chaz, the shampoo alternative, it’s no wonder the product is selling so well. It really does replace shampoo, conditioners and styling products, according to real users of the product.