FreedomPop Aims at U.K. Expansion After Hot Summer

The world of mobile carriers is experiencing a very real and very dramatic paradigm shift with the way technology has moved in the new century. Cell phones are smaller than they ever have been, quicker, and able to access hotspots all over the world with the click of a button. Due to this change companies like FreedomPop are beginning to welcome in the new shift. FreedomPop is a freemium mobile phone company that focuses on a ‘pay as you need’ business model, giving customers the chance to direct their phone bills from top to bottom.

For the past year or so telemarketing juggernauts have been moving quickly to try and corner this part of the market. Companies like AT&T and Comcast have eagerly been snapping up smaller independent companies in order to spread their reach into new directions. Due to this economic climate FreedomPop, an L.A. based tech start up, has experienced a meteoric rise in actual value. For the better part of the last eight weeks the rumors of an M&A deal have been persistently floating to the front of the technology pages. CEO Stephen Stokols finally laid these all to rest.

Stokols told reporters that it would be “premature to sell at this point” and that FreedomPop would be going forward as an independent company. He reminded reporters that the company did in fact receive a ton of interest, including six bids from carriers including a “large tech company”, but their focus will remain with developing their own brand going forward. FreedomPop is coming off of a successful round of Series B investments that saw the start up raise another $30 million for their funds. Partech Ventures, a European venture capitalist group, led the way in these investments thanks to CEO Mark Menell. Menell told reporters that they believed in the FreedomPop image and wanted to get on while it was still early.

In the United States FreedomPop has been an almost unrivaled success, at least on a small scale. Their core model involves completely free services for customers and that price cannot be beaten. Subscribers get a limited amount of free talk, text, and mobile data with no strings attached. Customers only ever pay for overages, plan upgrades, or for services such as phone insurance or roaming data. Otherwise the core service is completely free. The company is rounding out on one million subscribers and now they are looking to expand overseas into Europe and in particular the U.K. marketplace

The United Kingdom is the most competitive phone market in all of Europe so FreedomPop will have to be aggressive in securing customer shares. Right now their basic model has been released in a SIM card setting: 200 minutes of voice, 200 texts, and 200 MB of data all completely free. Customers then can purchase the Jetsetter program which adds on additional roaming data for those who like to travel. There are also improved data plans available for users who like the service and plan to use it more often.

Beneful Believes that Dogs Deserve the Best

There are brands out there today that worry only about the money that they will bring in. There are brands that put out poor quality products in the hope of bringing in more cash for themselves. There are brands that don’t care at all about their customers, or the products that they are putting out. Unfortunately, there are many brands that just don’t care about anyone or anything but themselves.

Beneful is the kind of brand that cares about more than just the money that they earn. While there are some bad brands out there, Beneful is not one of them. Beneful cares about the dogs in the world, and they create food for those dogs that shows that they care. This brand believes that dogs deserve the very best, and they offer dog food options that prove that. When it comes to the brands that are out there today, there are some good ones and some not so good ones. Beneful is one of the good ones.

Joseph Bismark Has A Good Perspective

 

Joseph Bismark learned how to do well in the company that he works at because of the background that he comes from, says Left Handed Right Mind. When he was young he lived in a spiritual community in the Philippines. He spent eight years there, learning how to meditate. He learned contemplation. He learned how to be calm and to think clearly.
The things that he has learned there have led him to be someone who cares strongly about health and wellness. He wants the best for himself and for the company that he works at. He cares about the health products that they market. He feels passionate about getting them out to people. 
Not only does Joseph Bismark care about the products that are sold through his company, but he also cares about the environment and helping to conserve it. He cares about energy conservation and he cares about recycling. He is all about health and taking care of the world around him.
Joseph Bismark cares greatly about health, and that has worked well when he is trying to get his company to sell healthy products, and when he is trying to market them. He has done well for himself with the views that he has on life, and he isn’t about to change, now.

Making Informed Dog Food Decisions is Important

In a world crowded with choices, dog owners are faced with an important decision every single day. Deciding which brand of food to feed the family pet is important to the health and longevity of the dog. While some brands are loaded with fillers and other unhealthy choices, finding a brand that companies stand behind and other owners appreciate can be difficult. Luckily, there are a number of healthy options when it comes to dog food.

Purina Beneful is a brand that uses a number of natural ingredients. Natural ingredients are just as important for dogs as they are for their human counterparts. In addition, the employees involved in the manufacturing of Beneful choose the brand to feed to their pets, which is a major boost of confidence for any owner looking to make a better choice when it comes to the nutrition of their best friend. In short, finding a brand the dog enjoys and the owner believes in can make a world of difference.

In the end, choosing a brand of dog food is important to the health of the dog. Brands like Beneful take advantage of top quality ingredients to provide nutrition and keep the dog healthy. Pets rely on their owners to make informed choices, and owners that do a little bit of research can easily figure out which brands are at the top of the curve and which ones should be left on the shelf. After all, pet deserve a healthy diet as part of their overall care.

Organ Gold: An Amazing Health Product

Powerful and vibrant are Organo Gold’s superior products. Organo Gold produces excellent premium gourmet beverages that will enhance your mind/body experience of the moment. You wake up in the morning to face a grueling day, and you need to be your best. Organo Gold drinks offer the body an energy and emotional enhancing experience. Organo Gold provides beverages that are based on ancient Oriental herbal medicines. Such herbal remedies have been used and appreciated for hundreds of years. Previously, these herbal remedies have been primarily the province of the Eastern Oriental world. Only recently have such herbal remedies for enhancing your mind/body state been available to the Western world.

Bernardo Chua is the Founder and CEO of Organo Gold. His vision is to bring the benefits of the ancient Chinese herbs from the limited Oriental countries and introduce the herb to the wider world. The herb that is so tremendous is Ganoderma. Bernardo Chua is using education to inform the Western world of the health benefits of Ganoderma. A significant vehicle to educate the public is the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Napoleon Hill and Organo Gold are collaborating to promote the beverages of Organo Gold as well as the book. Through their collaboration, both Organo Gold and the Napoleon Hill Foundation are benefiting.

Organo Gold has a strong foundation in positive business principles that advance the goals of the company and generate profits for its investors. Organo Gold is a fast growing company. The company began in Richmond, B.C., Canada, in 2008 as a small store, and the Organo Gold has developed into a major Network Marketing company. It is dazzling to watch the growth of this company into one of the major companies of the world. In only 7 years, Organo Gold has gone from one shop to operating shops in over 35 countries. Loyalty of its employees and the hard work of its independent distributors are critical to its success.

Organo Gold has a vision of providing a personal opportunity to individuals to build balance and wellness in their lives through using the products of the company. This company is reaching vast communities on many continents and improving the health of all who use their products. As a corporation, Organo Gold has created a non-profit company. Organo Gold’s non-profit company’s goal is to develop leadership abilities in the next generation of young entrepreneurs. Building the health of today’s people and developing future leaders of tomorrow makes a significant contribution to our world. Organo Gold should be praised for their health products as well as their lofty goals for the future.

You Snap It – Slyce.It Will Find It!

Slyce.It analyzes combinations of product identification within an image to provide a search result. And the more products that are added to the system, the more accurate the search results become.

Slyce.It does not use a barcode to read information about products, it uses product imaging and through its search logic it collects data and narrows the results. Of course, this also depends on product entry into the database, store participation, and other variables.

There have been amazing advances in imaging technology. There were days when you noticed someone wearing a beautiful coat, gorgeous pair of shoes, or other articles of clothing and you fell in love with an item. Do you dare tap them on the shoulder and ask where they bought the item? Yes, how else would you find out where to shop to get one for yourself?

This method of finito, over, replaced with visual search technologies powered by leaders in technology. All you need is a Smart Phone, download this simple application Slyce.It, and you are on your way, stepping into an easy search world of the future.

This application, Slyce.It builds over time a database of interests which enables your Smart Phone to search faster and locate items of interest. Retailers are attaching their store name to products enabling shoppers to find that unique item they love that would never be found if you were just browsing on foot from store to store. You simply snap a picture of the item you are interested in locating and Slyce.It offers a relevancy engine that locates for the shopper items they wouldn’t find through any other means. Slyce.It maintains a database of interests, store association and styles.

Slyce.It isn’t just a shopping tool, but a search engine application. This application can be used as a tremendous tool for advertising. A user is able to snap a photo of anything of interest on a mobile website and receive additional information or create a product purchase, turning a search into a digital sale.

Slyce is the top software intersection of product recognition digital applications. Slyce works best on your digital Smart Phone, but also works on desktop computers as well. Originally designed for people on the go, who snap pictures of things that interest them, Slyce originally designed the application for the people with an on-the-go lifestyle.

Enhancement to your mobile experience, take a photo, access information about any object, the opportunities are endless.

Bonn Óir Irish-American vodka brings a traditional recipe to the US

Thinking of Irish-American’s may not see many people think initially of the development of vodka, but the O’Shevlin family are bringing their own Irish-American vodka brand to the bars and stores of the US. A three generation old recipe is used to produce the Bonn Óir Gold Medal vodka that is available with a 40 percent alcohol level and a crisp flavor infused with soft white wheat and glacial waters. The Spirit Business explains the launch of the brand comes after the grandson of Bonn Óir recipe creator Philip Joseph O’Shevlin II with the help of entrepreneur Marc Sparks have worked to bring this traditionally Irish recipe to the people of the US.

Marc Sparks and Timber Creek Capital are the financial backers of this Irish-American vodka startup, which sees the investment company continue its tradition of backing new companies and individual entrepreneurs. The Bonn Óir brand will launch with three recipes initially available for those who want to explore the flavors of Irish-American vodka. Alongside the Gold Medal traditional vodka recipe a Lite version will also be offered that has just 40 calories a serving. Finally, the brand is looking to add a little spice to the vodka market with the Irish Fire recipe that adds cinnamon to the recipe for a unique flavor. Those who want to mark their Irish heritage with a traditional vodka recipe or those who just love vodka are being targeted as potential customers of this new vodka brand.

Salmonella Outbreak in BBQ Restaurant in NC

It is summertime and it is time to get the fun started. Many people are taking road trips and traveling to see friends and family. This means that more and more people are stopping to have a burger or BBQ sandwich along the way. I bet your thinking, what does that have to do with anything? Well, a lot of people do not think about the chances of them getting sick when go they go to a restaurant to eat, but it can definitely happen. According to Brad Reifler in this article, it is smart to take caution whenever you eat out to make sure that things seem kosher all around.

This is exactly what happened recently in Lexington North Carolina at a local barbecue restaurant. So far 216 people have been effected by the salmonella outbreak including one pregnant lady who was in her 3rd trimester. The restaurant is closed at this time and facing multiple lawsuits. Luckily there have been no fatalities but several individuals were hospitalized. The individuals affected were from several different local counties and 5 other states.

Blood, Saliva Tests Can Detect Head and Neck Cancers Early

Head and neck cancer is currently the seventh most common worldwide, but there is currently no biomarker available which controls the response of patients to therapy.

Saliva and blood is possible to detect the presence of DNA of head and neck cancer, which can be used to improve the treatment and monitoring of people with this disease.

A team from Johns Hopkins University tested saliva in a group of 93 patients with head and neck cancer and the results suggest that a simple blood or saliva analysis could enable the detection and monitoring of head and neck cancer.

“In our work, saliva tests appeared to be the best approach to detect cancer in the oral cavity and the blood seemed to find more cancers of the larynx, and oropharynx. However, the combination of a blood and saliva test can be the best for cancer in any of these areas,” confirms Nishant Agrawal, one of the authors.

In their study, the analysis of both fluids reliably detected cancer in 96% of samples from 47 patients with head and neck cancer, while the analysis of saliva alone was able to detect cancer in 46 patients. Many at Madison Street Capital found this study pretty interesting.

Although it is known that these types of tumors shed DNA fragments in fluids like blood, saliva, and urine, levels are so low that make it difficult to detect. But in recent years, technological advances have allowed for minute mutations to be found in body fluids.

Currently, tests cost several hundred dollars to detect head and neck cancer, but blood and saliva tests could reduce the costs to less than half a dollar.

Only At State Fair

Sometimes what a person eats is a direct reflection of their class, their wealth, and their status in life. Those who are well-off in life tend to dine on the finer things in life. This can include things like prime rib, salmon, truffles, and so on and so forth. Those who are less off in life tend to dine on lower class meals such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or rice. So what type of person combines the two into one strange meal? People who sell food at the state fair of course.

Allow me to introduce you to a really bizarre food pairing that’s either extremely classy, or extremely trashy depending on how you look at it. I’m talking about the caviar topped twinkie. Crystal Hunt isn’t sure if she will even attempt to try it after seeing some posts on Facebook. It combines two of America’s favorite things, to two different types of people. Who would eat this monstrosity? Well people who hit up state fairs generally go for the interesting types of food. After all, that’s what you do at State Fairs. There’s always some strange food that shouldn’t exist. Take for example the krispy kreme cheeseburgers which are a basic cheeseburger stuffed in between two donuts.

These foods would never probably exist in the real world, but for what short weekend they’re fun to try. This one is fun to try if you’re rich. According to GrubStreet this twinkie concoction will cost you 125 dollars. That’s a lot to pay for something that would probably just give you a tummy ache.