FreedomPop is Freeing Customers from High Mobile Bills

In an interview on Mobile World Live, Nicholas Constantinopoulos, President of FreedomPop, talked to interviewer Kavit Majithia about his company’s recent launch into the UK, a second test market after the launch in the US. Majithia was curious about how this launch was received by other operators in European markets. Constantinopoulos explained that the successful launches alleviated worries by some 25 markets in Europe; now that FreedomPop has proved it can make a profit, it is no longer looked at with suspicion.

In the United States, there has been a 48% conversion of free customers to paying customers. In the UK, this conversion rate is approximately 45%. This conversion proves the company can be profitable giving its customers free data; profits are made by selling equipment. Constantinopoulos’s feeling is that now that he has shown his company’s plan can work in developed markets, the company can move into undeveloped markets. For the complete interview, please see: http://www.mobileworldlive.com/mwc16-wednesday/interview-freedompop-president/

FreedomPop is an MVNO or mobile virtual network operator, a wireless communications service provider that has contracted with a mobile network operator (a wireless company) to obtain access to network services at wholesale prices. The MVNO then sets its own prices. In the US, the first commercially successful MVNO was Virgin Mobile, hosted by Sprint Nextel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_virtual_network_operator

FreedomPop was founded in 2011, and began selling 4G only hotspots in October 2012. In April 2013, the company partnered with Sprint. By October 2013, FreedomPop launched its beta free mobile phone plan that included voice, text, and data with your own device (had to be Sprint compatible). FreedomPop offers free phone service and makes its money from selling its own phones, tablets, and other devices. In 2015, FreedomPop started a nationwide WiFi program, which sells customers unlimited voice, text and WiFi for $5/month. In 2016, they launched a roaming SIM for free data abroad in the US and Europe. There are plans to expand into Southeast Asia and Latin America by the end of 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreedomPop

The Emergence of Visual Search Technology

One thing that could be said for the Internet is that the visual nature of the online world is getting to be more prevalent, especially since the Internet has advanced greatly to the point that it can process enough data to allow for high quality images. Since the Internet has become more visual by nature, it is only fitting that search engines would follow suit. There is now visual search technology that is going to help people find what they are looking for. It also gives people a better idea of what an item is and how it works. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

One company that is making the most out of the visual search industry is Slyce. Slyce is a company that deals with retail. It allows people to search for items that they find out in the real world or in magazines or other forms of media. When people use visual search, they can more easily find the products that they are looking for with Slyce. They can download the technology to their phone or tablet so that they can actually find some new products that they like for themselves.

Slyce has partnered up with plenty of retail companies in order to help raise up business. Slyce has proven to be really good for business in that it not only shows people what item it is they are looking at, but also refers them to similar products that vary in price. Often times, people find products that they like better with Slyce. This is where retail stores are given even more business. People are directed to better products that they would have missed if it wasn’t for Slyce. Among the products that visual search is great for are clothes, furniture and plenty of other services.

The Honors and Services of Madison Street Capital

Yesterday the international boutique investment bank, Madison Street Capital, announced that its COO, Anthony Marsala, recently won the M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award. Anthony was carefully selected from a long list of very deserving nominees by a panel of some of the most respected business leaders in the world. The M&A Advisors Annual Emerging Leaders Award event began in 2010 and has steadily grown and become more prestigious ever since. There are now Emerging Leaders programs that take place all over the world.

Even before co-founding Madison Street Capital, Marsala had a very fruitful career in the investment banking. He has been a mover and shaker in the industry for 15 years. He has also garnered a couple of other recent honors: 1) He was an honoree of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts 40 Under Forty 2015 recognition program, and 2) He was carefully chosen to take part in the Crain’s Leadership Academy Program of 2016. Of all the many great accomplishments of his career, Marsala remains most proud of co-founding and leading Madison Street Capital.

Madison Street Capital has a philosophy of commitment to building strong businesses and developing charitable projects throughout the United States. And the company has been enormously successful in both endeavors, become one of the most respected and beloved the world over. It has some of the most knowledgeable and experienced financial professionals in its employ, professionals who are known for having an excellent answer for every single financial problem that may arise. Madison is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, but has offices in countries throughout North America, Africa, and Asia.

If it has anything to do with investment banking, Madison is the best in its service. And high-profile investment clients from all over the world value their services, gladly shelling out top-dollar for their extremely capable aide and advice. Madison is capable and very willing to help all individuals and companies in investment matters. If you are in need of such assistance, contact them today.

Slyce And Show Carnival Decide To Partner For The Benefit Of Shoppers Everywhere

Slyce and Shoe Carnival have come up with a brand new partnership that is going to give people the chance to shop for things that are going to help them look great. Everyone who wants to make sure that they find just the right items is going to use Slyce, and they are going to make it even easier for people to complete their shopping for less money. The shopping should not take all that long, and it is much easier for people to complete their shopping in a couple seconds.

Slyce completes searches in seconds, and it gives people as many chances as they can to shop for something cheap. They will be able to use the app to find the things that are most exciting to them, and they also need to make sure that they have started a search for the new things that they need. There can be a lot of different searches all done at the same time, and the app will save all those searches for the future.

Slyce and Shoe Carnival are trying to give people a chance to make sure that they get the best kinds of shoes possible at the lowest prices. That is much easier when people are able to use the app to find anything they need. Slyce is a visual search engine that anyone can use, and it makes it much easier for people to find things they love. There are a lot of people who know what they want, but they only have pictures. The pictures are going to lead to shopping results, and they will have their own links. There is nothing like the results that people get from Slyce, and they will love the fact that they can shop right from the app.

The partnership with Shoe Carnival goes the next step according to MarketWired, and it brings results from Shoe Carnival to the top of every list that people get when they search. Shoe Carnival gets priority, and they are going to give people better results when they want to save money. The savings that people get from shopping with Shoe Carnival make them more likely to come back to use Slyce, and that makes it easier for people to shop for more items with less money. The whole concept of working with Shoe Carnival is perfect for Slyce so that they can get the most customers to best deals on every new purchase.

The Effect of Cleansing Conditioner on My Hair

At some point in our lives, we might have seen all the types of QVC informercials mean for the hairline by the WEN by Chaz Dean. You might have knowledge of all the beautiful looking women shaking their hairs around swearing the cleansing air conditioner is just but a magic inside a bottle. Since I have always been a great haircare fanatic, I had to go out and research if the rumors were indeed true. So, I placed the Wen hair Cleansing Conditioner in order to test to see if it was going to change my thin hair into luscious.

In case you have never heard of the WEN hair cleansing conditioners, the products are just but an all in one conditioner, shampoo and styling treatment. The sephora sold brand is always sure that the products will always work well for any type of hair depending on which formulation you decide to try.

Though there have been some cases of not so great information concerning its negative side effects associated with using the stuff, I decided to take the risk since I have always loved the beauty products. There is always a risk associated when trying out the new products.

About Wen By Chaz

The love for photography is what started Chaz Dean passion for hair. Chaz attended many commercial photography courses which encouraged him to register in the school of cosmetology immediately after he relocated to Los Angeles. His desire in hair quickly turned into professional career which made him specialize in both color and cutting.

Chaz Dean started assisting a reputable firm comes up with a product line as he was perfecting his skills. This is where Chaz developed the interest of coming up with new products. Chaz Dean climbed up the ranks much faster becoming a manager, buying the salon and constructing the clientele which consisted of an impressive list of celebrities. However, Chaz decided to relocate to Hollywood when it was renamed to Chaz Dean Studio and provided his high scale clients a way out from the media and the surrounding which was secluded and more intimate.

 

 

The $20 Million Financing for The Heldrich arranged by Devco

The Heldrich, which is a new conference center and hotel in New Brunswick, was developed in a continuous effort by the Middlesex County Improvement Authority to boost the city’s development. However, the construction of the Heldrich required financing for successful completion, which led the Improvement Authority to take up a loan of $20 million from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. However, the Improvement Authority for another consecutive time has failed to honor the terms of its agreement with the CRDA by failing to make payments on the loan. The missed payments have currently accumulated to a total of $7 million.

A Statement by Attorney Paladino

Christopher Paladino heads both the Atlantic City Development Corporation and its sister company, the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), which developed The Heldrich. In an interview with the Press of Atlantic City, attorney Paladino said the CRDA loan would be paid in full, but the repayment would take several more years. In addition, he said that DEVCO helped the hotel with $776,000 since it was short of cash to meet its capital expenses.

Funding for the Heldrich

The New Brunswick Development Corporation had sourced funds amounting to $107 million. This financing included the CRDA $20 million loan. In addition, the funds also comprised of $70 million in terms of municipal bonds, which were issued by Middlesex County Improvement Authority. Originally published at Press of Atlantic City http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/unpaid-million-crda-loan-raises-questions-about-new-brunswick-devco/article_a03318e2-dcdb-11e5-a563-67611bc7b7bc.html

Details about DEVCO

DEVCO, New Brunswick Development Corporation, is a development company in the real estate industry. It was established in the 1970’s to act as a facilitator for the New Brunswick city redevelopment. The New York Times documented DEVCO as a dominant engine for New Brunswick’s economic growth.

The company has been part of an estimated sum of $1.6 billion in investment projects since it was launched in New Brunswick. Its unique methodology to redevelopment has been instrumental in revitalizing New Brunswick even during the economic challenges experienced in the United States.

 

 

 

Dick DeVos: Making Magic in Michigan

Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dick DeVos is a prominent philanthropist and businessman. His father, Richard DeVos co-founded the widely recognized sales company Amway (MLIVE article about Amway). Dick studied at Northwood University, where he was awarded his bachelor’s degree as well as a distinguished alumni recognition and honorary doctorate. Upon graduation, DeVos attended the Harvard Business School and Wharton School’s Executive Study Programs.

During his tenure at Amway, he made company history by tripling international sales to the point where they exceeded domestic sales. He served as President of the company and held responsibility for all facets of their operations in eighteen countries. When his company acquired the Orlando Magic in 1991, he served as president and CEO for three years.

With his wife Betsy, DeVos founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. Their organization seeks to improve the Grand Rapids area in the areas of education, arts, community, leadership, and justice. The foundation has hosted an annual art competition in Grand Rapids called ArtPrize since 2009. DeVos has also led various revitalization and health care programs in the Grand Rapids area as chair/co-chair.

Betsy shares her approach for creating more quality educational opportunities for children in Detroit.

Posted by Dick DeVos on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Not only known for being a prominent businessman and philanthropist, Dick is also a National Champion sailor and qualified aircraft and helicopter pilot. He started the West Michigan Aviation Academy in Grand Rapids in 2010, a public charter school with a focus on aviation.

DeVos competed in the 2016 Melges 32 Gold Cup in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After some fierce competition and unpredictable winds, Dick pulled ahead and finished in position 1 on the second day of racing.

In addition to all his other talents, Dick is also a generous political donor. He was even referenced in the popular series House of Cards, which he gives comments on in this article: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2015/03/dick_devos_weighs_in_on_house.html

How A Future Vision Made A Dream A Reality

Talk Fusion is the result of future focused vision and a steady and deliberate course of action to make what was considered impossible, possible. Bob Reina started the company as a result of wanting to send a video to friends through an email. He was told that this was impossible. After consulting with a friend in the technology field, it was determined that this could be done.

Soon after Talk Fusion was born. That was in 2007. Since that time the company continues to grow and change not only the way that we communicate, but also the way that we conduct business. It is possible to see distributors and clients on the other side of the world with any device that has internet capability.

The best part is that no special software is needed to use it. Users also do not have to go through any lengthy downloads or have special high end devices. Talk Fusion can be used in tablets, computers, and even cell phones.

This technology allows users to have the competitive advantage that will help them excel in business and personal endeavors. Holding live conferences has never been easier, and this technology allows up to 500 viewers at one time.

Reina is a totally unassuming CEO and founder. He commenced his professional career in the police department. He attended the University of Southern Florida, and spent much time advocating for animal rights.

A dedicated individual who accomplishes what he sets out to do, he is well respected by his peers. He is described as a self motivated individual who is willing to do what needs to be done to reach his goals.

His excellent sense of humor has been attributed to his ability to overcome obstacles. Talk Fusion was born out of a need and has grown into a multi-million dollar business.

Reina has brought his dream to life. He continues to strive to meet the future head on and to bring newer and better innovations to the communications sector. His staff works tirelessly to continue to offer the best connections and the best prices for their products.

Ricardo Guimaraes of BMG Presents the Forbes List of the Best American MBA Programs

via RicardoGuimarãesBMG.com

Choosing to pursue an MBA after graduating college is one of the smartest things you can do. It shows employers that you are a conscientious person that doesn’t like to take the lazy route in life. The MBA:

-Is a non-essential degree,
-Shows that you’re hard working, and
-Shows that you’re comfortable working and socializing in an Ivy League environment

These are the types of qualities most professional corporations are looking for in their workers.

In addition, Guimarães says many candidates choose to get MBAs because doing so will help them make real world contacts they can use later. In the same way that a sorority or fraternity can link you with people that can help you or advance your career later in life, the friends you make while studying for your MBA can do this as well.

The MBA study program can also teach you to thrive in any business environment. Business schools typically encourage students to work in groups to solve the common problems that businesses encounter, (because that’s how companies often work in the real world).

The Best US Business Schools:

Choosing one of the top Ivy League schools will ensure that you can find work after graduation in just about any industry and fit in well with any corporate culture. It’s important to keep in mind that all of these programs are quite challenging, with most having alarmingly low graduation rates from 7-12%. Stanford is the lowest at 7%.

However, though some schools, like Booth, Columbia, Yale and Warton have graduation rates as high as 18-24%; these are still low rates when you compare them to your typical BA program’s graduation rates. The Kellogg Business School doesn’t list its graduation rate publicly.

1. Stanford Business School requires:
-GMAT scores of 730 and up, and
-Annual fees of $126,000

2. The Harvard Business School requires:
-GMAT scores of 730 and up, and
-Annual fees of $139,000

3. The Booth School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 730 and up, and
-Annual fees of $129,000

4. The Warton School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 728 and up, and
-Annual fees of $137,000

5. The Haas School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 720 and up, and
-Annual fees of $110,000

6. The Tuck School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 730 and up, and
-Annual fees of $139,000

7. The Yale School of Management requires:
-GMAT scores of 720 and up, and
-Annual fees of $124,000

8. The Kellogg School of Management requires:
-GMAT scores of 720 and up, and
-Annual fees of $127,000

9. The Columbia Business School requires:
-GMAT scores of 716 and up, and
-Annual fees of $136,000

10. The Leonard N. Stern School of Business requires:
-GMAT scores of 710 and up, and
-Annual fees of $131,000

Marcio Alaor Thoughts On Apple

 

Marcio Alaor is the vice president of one of Brazil’s biggest banks. As the VP of BMG, he is privy to the information that is contained about different businesses that the general public may not know about. He is a strong competitor in the business world and sees businesses in a way that others may not have seen them.

There are many things that Apple has done since their inception in the smartphone world. They not only have made big waves as one of the first smartphones, but they have continued to create big changes in technology. With each iPhone release, Apple has surprised and delighted their customers and potential customers. This has truly given them a major competitive edge over the other smartphone companies that are in the same market as them. Marcio has seen this happening and knows that it is a big opportunity for the company.

With all of the advances, Marcio Alaor is sure that Apple is going to have new big things in store for their customers. He has seen that the company has acquired other companies and that they are going to be able to use these companies to make their phones better. Alaor talks about emotion recognition and self-repair as some of the things that the iPhone is going to be able to do. He expects that these things are going to be the next big thing and could come as early as the iPhone that is released next on the market.

Marcio Alaor has worked with the BMG bank since the beginning of his banking career. He has been a successful businessman and has brought a lot of good to the company through the different things that he has done. He has created for regular members of the bank, for people who may not be able to bank anywhere else and for people who are looking for a bank that gives something different to their customers. Through these opportunities, he has been able to grow the bank to the point that it is at today without the issues that come with many banking communities.

There have been many ways that he has worked to help customers, but education is one of the most important. He has made sure that everyone who comes to the bank is educated on what they can be doing better in their banking lives and how their financial situation can be improved. He has also created classes, blogs and informational sessions for people to learn more about business and the way it works. He enjoys educating people on business and finances to give them the best opportunity to be more successful in their lives and have the best banking outlooks.