Browse Month: May 2016

FreedomPop’s Hotspot is Making Waves in the Mobile Industry

Paying $29.95 or $19.95 per month for budget mobile phone service used to be a good deal. Along came FreedomPop and the rules have changed. The Los Angeles enterprise has made a brilliant concept a reality. Subscribers buy a phone from FreedomPop and receive a limited amount of totally, absolutely, 100% free phone, text, and data per month. The company is doing very well in the U.S. and the U.K. An impending arrival in Spain is looming. The company does have other deals being put in place with many other countries.

Now, as PC Magazine is reporting, FreedomPop is launching a global hotspot in 25 countries. Anyone residing in or bouncing around these 25 countries can take advantage of 200MB of free data per month. For a nominal fee, that figure could be boosted to 500MB more.

FreedomPop is truly an amazing company that utilizing incredibly innovative strategies. The intriguing idea of always free access to WhatsApp in the Spanish market is a perfect example of the forward-thinking brilliance of FreedomPop. The company knows it has to work very hard to capture the attention of customers in a new market. The service also has to cater to the specific needs of clients in a particular geographic area. Clients in scores of countries want low-cost service options. The global hotspot and its corresponding SIM card are not expensive, and they provide a great way to access a mobile phone without roaming charges.

The PC Magazine article reports $50 million in investment funding is supporting the global hotspot. Also, the current levels of 25 countries is soon to increase to 40. This means the hotspot’s access is going to increase as well.

FreedomPop has other new ideas in the works including a Wi-Fi VoIP phone. The company truly works hard and deserves all the success it has received.

Learn more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreedomPop

http://www.androidcentral.com/freedompop-offers-unlimited-access-its-wifi-network-5-month

Brian Bonar Receives Highest Honor from Professional Networking Community

Cambridge Who’s Who named Brian Bonar to its Who’s Who list of Executives of the Year in Finance. Bonar is the CEO and Chairman of Dalrada Financial. Out of all the people named to the Who’s Who lists, in each professional industry, only two men and two women are named as Executive of the Year. Just being listed by Who’s Who is an honor in itself.

A Cambridge selection committee chooses the honorees based on their professional qualifications, their achievements within their industry, their academic qualifications and the leadership ability they have proven. Read more: Brian Bonar – Executive Bio, Compensation History, and Contacts and Board of Directors – Dalrada Financial

Bonar has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry as an executive. He has served as Dalrada Financial’s Chief Executive Officer for over 16 years. Dalrada is publicly listed through the Pink Sheets under the code DFCO.

Bonar works in the Professional Employer Organization industry. Dalrada acts as Marketing Liaison, supplying clients with a wide range of employer benefits. This increases business efficiency because the clients can then concentrate on their core businesses instead of having to deal with the intricate details of setting up worker’s compensation, risk management insurance, including business liability, financial management, employee benefits and business management services.

Those are all areas that fall under the responsibility of the human resources department. However, small businesses cannot afford to pay for the fulltime services of HR professionals. Therefore, they must outsource to obtain the benefit of such expertise. That’s where Bonar and the companies he’s involved with can help their clients.

Bonar also serves other companies. He’s CEO and Chairman of Smart-Tek Automated Services and President of Allegiant Professional Business Service and CEO, CEO and Chairman of The Amanda Co and Chairman of Trucept.

Brian Bonar graduated from James Watt Technical College in 1969 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1985 he earned his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at Stafford University. He also holds a PhD from Staffordshire University. He’s affiliated with the American Finance Association.

He is also active in the Lion’s Club, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego and the Escondido Children’s Museum.

Prior to working with Dalrada, worked as Founder for American Management Services. He also worked for Warning Management Services, Solvis Group and Adaptec.

Bonar began his career working as a procurement manager for IBM. At QMS he became Director of Engineering and managed over 100 employees. Bezier is the first company he started himself, to launch the first printer based on SCSI. Learn more about Brian Bonar:  https://about.me/brianbonar and http://www.whitepages.com/name/Brian-Bonar

His finance specialty is mergers and acquisitions, where he can combine his finance career with the detail orientation he learned in his education as a mechanical engineer.

He was listed with Who’s Who in 2010. For his leisure activities, he enjoys spending time with his family. He golfs and also spends time on boat trips.

Venezuelans Protest Food Shortages

Many Venezuelans have now taken to the streets to protest the deplorable conditions found in their country. With the economy crashing and shortages now occurring not only in electricity but basic necessities such as food and water, the situation in Venezuela has reached critical mass. President Nicholas Maduro, who is facing increasing calls to step down by opposition groups who have won control of the parliament, is saying that the opposition wants to overthrow him through a coup.
Maduro’s response to the growing discontent in his country and growing protests is to give a show of force that he is still firmly in control and that the country is not yet in full flung chaos. Unfortunately as seen by Jose Manuel Gonzalez, some of the protests have become violent as angry mobs looking for food clashed with national guardsman, police or the army when food trucks were told to bypass their local supermarkets.

To give you an idea of the dire situation in Venezuela, some people have been without meat for over a month. Some women have been waiting in lines since the early morning at a supermarket, then they were told in the mid afternoon that the market would not open today due to a shortage of food.

“I can only see protests and discontent increasing” says Jose Gonzalez . Maduro, meanwhile is using force to quash any protests or disorder. The economy and energy crisis meanwhile only worsens, leading you to wonder will things get worse before they get better?

Talk Fusion For Business

There are many uses for a video chat with businesses. You may wonder what it can do for you and how it can help you to get more out of your business. It’s not hard to make it work for you.

Chat for Business

There are a lot of applications for this software as it pertains to business uses. One of the biggest options is to add chat or video to your emails. This will help you to connect to your business employees. This way you can send videos to your employees when you need to tell them about new policies or other issues.

Benefits of Talk Fusion Chat

There are several benefits to this kind of chat idea for business. The biggest benefit is that you can feel connected to the employees you have. This helps because if an employee feels they can talk to their boss, they will do better work for the company.

Another benefit of a chat system like this is information can be passed through the chat system and can connect others through this system. That can make everyone feel like they are in the same place when a meeting or other issue is going on. They also can help different people in different countries to feel closer within the business.

There are a lot of different options for communicating with your employees but chat is by far a better option than most others that are available to you. Take your time and make sure you are getting the right chat or other software to get everything done.

Brushing One’s Hair Can Make It Grow Fuller

Studies have shown that hair brushing is going to help hair grow, and it is also very important that women are learning how to take better care of their hair. The Internet has a lot of resources for women who want to look better, and one of the best resources is Wengie. She is a brilliant style blogger how makes videos every day, and she covers things like hair care and hair styles.

A woman who is trying to learn something about taking care of her hair can watch Wengie to learn what to do, and every one of Wengie’s videos is going to show women something new and unique about their hair. Women want to have the best hair possible, and they also want to make sure that they are going to see a step by step process of what to do.

Wengie does discuss things like hair brushing because she wants women to stimulate their hair, and she also wants to make sure that women are going to give themselves the best chance of looking great all the time. She incorporates new hair and makeup news into her videos, and she is always going to be on topic when she does her videos. She is going to talk about what is going on in the world at that time, and she is going to take questions about things that are happening in the makeup world. People who are very interesting in making a better style for themselves can watch Wengie, and they will be able to feel better about themselves instantly.

Wengie is becoming a style icon who knows that every video she makes makes a woman look better. She wants to help every woman look amazing, and she also wants to show women that they can do these things on their own. She wants to show women an easier way to look good, and she wants to show women that they can make a change to what is the most current style. Current styling is actually easy to do with a tutorial, and the best tutorials are on Wengie’s channel.

 

Learn more about Wengie:

http://wengie.com/

https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wengie

Lime Crime Cosmetics Sweeps Social Media

Los Angeles based cosmetics company Lime Crime continues to pull market share away from the “traditional” makeup brands. Although they are not a name you will often hear in your local pharmacy or grocery store isles, their unique product, savvy social media presence, and innovative leadership has allowed them to create an impressive online presence.

The first thing one will notice browsing Lime Crime products is that they are not a typical cosmetics retailer. Examples abound; eschewing 100 shades of the same red lipsticks, Lime Crime markets colors like Alien, a soft velvety green, and Zenon, a reflective gold. Liners and shadows are similar, providing not only the standard colors, but also vibrant blues, greens, and beyond. The products are designed to professional standards, and manage to be bold and different without falling into the realm of costume.

The company markets itself as “Makeup for Unicorns,” and the emphasis on the unique customers who use their wares is on full display. Lime Crime engages its customers on social media by encouraging posts from the women (and men) who are enjoying their products. They showcase the creativity of their customers across multiple social media platforms, and have turned Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram @limecrimemakeup into a multi-platform showcase of their customers and product. Company founder Doe Deere explains the attitude, saying, “We are always amazed by the looks our unicorns create with our products, and we love showcasing them, we are always excited to see what they come up with next, and hope they inspire our other fans as much as they inspire us.”

The inspiration seems to have caught on, as Lime Crime recently passed two million twitter followers, and seems poised to continue its record online growth. As summer approaches and people prepare for a season out of doors, Lime Crime has put itself in a position to show its fans and followers, and be shown in turn, new ways to stand out in a crowd. Follow alongside Doe Deere on her personal blog, ILoveLimeCrime.com, where new updates about Lime Crime are posted frequently.

George Soros Shares Economic Prediction

George Soros is no stranger to the media spotlight for his economic analysis and predictions. As an incredibly successful investor and philanthropist, George Soros has had more than his fair share of success in analyzing trends in currency markets and hedging his bets against anticipated currency market fluctuations. As of 2014, Forbes listed Soros as the richest hedge fund manager and as the seventh richest American individual. As the founder and chair of Soros Fund Management, Soros has made quite the mark by making sound investments and having an in-depth understanding of international markets. In reaction to the economic crisis in the U.S. of 2007 and 2008, Soros established the Institute for New Economic Thinking in 2009 as an economic think tank with the goal of analyzing international markets and proposing cutting-edge solutions for reorganizing the international economic system.

Given that Soros is so highly regarded for his take on international markets, his recent prediction about the economy of China is causing the international community to reconsider its position on the Chinese markets. At the beginning of this year at an economic forum in Sri Lanka, George Soros explained that the current status of the Chinese economy is serious cause for concern about its stability and potential for total collapse very soon. In a very troubling announcement, Soros says that he is seeing the same indicators of a major collapse in China that were present for the U.S. economy before the crisis of 2008. Bloomberg reported on Soros’ predictions, which he explains are based on various factors, including the fact that the Chinese economy is struggling to adjust to a new growth model. In the past, the economy of China was heavily based on manufacturing and investment. The country was previously viewed as a haven for cheap labor and very attractive to investors who valued the economic potential in manufacturing. Now, China has become more of a consumer-driven and services economy, which is a much different path than it had previously embraced. The transition has not been smooth in general for China and continues to encourage instability in Chinese markets. As a result of increasing uncertainty surrounding the future of the Chinese economy, measures of volatility are on a steady incline for the country.
Read more news about George Soros:
George Soros Sees Crisis in Global Markets That Echoes 2008
George Soros | Open Society Foundations (OSF)
The Capitalist Threat
Billionaire George Soros funds $15m effort to stop Trump, mobilize Latinos

According to Soros, the measures from the Chinese government to bring stability to the Chinese economy are not amounting to much so far. Interest rates have already been cut to record lows, and the Chinese government has pumped an incredible amount of money in the economy to try and save it from collapse. While Soros generally thinks government intervention is necessary to correct major market upsets like this, the influx of government money may not be the best policy, especially in light of the country’s mounting debt problem. Soros and other global investors are expressing some concern that the country does not have a sound strategy to pay down debts and decrease spending in order to get the economy back on track to a normal, steady growth model.

Learn more about George Soros:

http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/
http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/george-soros/

Two Relatives of President Maduro are Arrested for Drug-Trafficking

More Venezuelan authorities have been discovered in the trafficking and distribution of drugs than ever before. In the past five years according to My Space, over 100 military and police officials have been found and accused of drug trafficking between their country and the United States, states the prosecutor’s office of Venezuelan. In 2011, America arrested four Venezuelan officials and accused them of being supportive of Colombian rebels dealing narcotics and guns. They were added to the U.S. “kingpin” list.
In November 2015, the arrests got closer to the top of the Venezuela pyramid of power as two relatives of the Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, were arrested by U.S. officials for drug trafficking. The two relatives, Franqui Francisco Flores-de Freitas and Efraín Antonio Campo-Flores are the nephew and stepson of the President’s wife. Expert Diaz Granaos thinks that President Maduro has led a violent pathway to the presidency, and this arrest is one more bullet in his opposer’s gun.

The arrest couldn’t have come at a more strategic point in the President’s attempt to calm the country. The following day, Mr. Maduro was scheduled to make a controversial speech in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council. The subject of his speech was the hotly-contested local elections, which ignited much anger and political frustration in Caracas.

SKOUT Turns Its Users Into Superheroes

 

The social media app SKOUT has turned many of its users into superheroes recently. In honor of National Superhero Day (April 28) SKOUT encourages its users to give their friends virtual superhero-themed gift. In return, SKOUT would them make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation. And they would continue to do this until a wish was fully funded.

In addition to the virtual gifts, SKOUT also celebrated the day by conducting a survey of its users focused on superheroes. Fully 80 of the app’s users said they wanted to be real life superheroes.

And who were their favorite superheroes? Women preferred Batman while men chose Superman. When asked what superpower they wished they had one-third of respondents said immortality. When asked what it takes to be a superhero in real life 44% said selflessness.

SKOUT has a history of leveraging its virtual gift-giving feature in order to give back to the community. More than 400,000 virtual gifts have been designated for charity use. Throughout its history, SKOUT has made financial contributions to the SF-Marin Food Bank, Muttville and Cat Town.

While many social media platforms allow users to connect and make friends with others it is refreshing to see a tech company harness the power and scale of its users to make a change in real life. SKOUT is an example of how technology can be used for positive change.

But beyond the financial contributions SKOUT has raised national awareness for these and other social issues. Through its efforts, the company has served more than 30,000 people who are food insecure and has facilitated medical care and the adoption of pets in the Bay Area.

SKOUT takes pride in not only bringing new people together but also uniting them in a force for positive change. The app is the largest global platform used for meeting new people and increasing users’ social network. Currently, the community of SKOUT users spans 180 countries and the app is available in 16 languages. Based in San Francisco, the company was started in 2007 and has experienced rapid growth from the outset.

Download the app on their website www.skout.com.

FreedomPop Boldly Goes Where No Company Has Before

FreedomPop has always tried to be the company that is going to give people the best options possible for getting a cell phone, but they are able to make it even better. They are going to offer people a chance to use WhatsApp for no charge. Venture Beat is saying that customers who are using WhatsApp are not going to be charged for data usage on FreedomPop, and that is going to be amazing considering that FreedomPop is already so cheap.

FreedomPop is the amazing company that is trying to make prices for cell phones as cheap as possible, and they even have a free plan that will work for everyone. They are trying to help people make the most of their plans, and they are going to use WhatsApp to make that possible. Someone who is running WhatsApp is going to be able to use that with using their data, and they will still have their data left over from their regular plan.

It is very important that people who need more options for using their phones go to FreedomPop because this is by far the best option possible. It is surely interesting to remember that people at FreedomPop could already be on a free plan, but now they can use their plans more because they can just go to WhatsApp to talk and text.

The WhatsApp application is going to help anyone who just wants to sign in and keep going, or people can sign up for a new account when they get their phones. These people can use the number that they are given by WhatsApp, and they can start talking right now without a problem. WhatsApp will help people save data, and it will keep the price of their graduated phone plans down over time.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/20/mvno-freedompop-has-a-grand-plan-to-sign-you-up-zero-rated-whatsapp-access/

Watch this FreedomPop review