Monthly Archives: February 2016

Data Service FreedomPop Raises $50 Million in Funding

It has been announced that FreedomPop has successfully raised an additional $50 million in funding, ensuring a boost in its efforts to offer world travelers affordable global roaming.

FreedomPop is currently in over two dozen countries. With more countries expected to start utilizing the company’s services, CEO Stephen Stokols is reporting the new capital will help not just in better product, but it will allow FreedomPop to lower its prices, giving it yet another advantage over companies like T-Mobile. That company does offer free unlimited roaming, but the service is notoriously slow.

FreedomPop also plans to increase its customer support services, which has not been able to keep up with its business growth. Some of the capital may even be used to develop a stronger public image. Right now, the company cannot compete with the likes of T-Mobile, where tens of millions of dollars can go into advertising. The company relies mostly on word-of-mouth, which is actually pretty strong but cannot substitute for media campaigns.

Currently, FreedomPop offers a broad range of services, including WiFi texting and calling from anywhere, unlimited connection between FreedomPop customers, international calling from dozens of countries, access to millions of nationwide roaming hotspots and worldwide virtual numbers. The company also gifts free monthly 4G LTE data to every existing customer that brings in a referral. FreedomPop also offers state-of-the-art, brand name smartphones and mobile devices at low prices with its 100 percent free text, talk and data services.

For now, with its fresh capital, what’s on FreedomPop’s drawing board is to start promoting a global hotspot. With that launch, customers can expect near-local rates for data anywhere in the world. This initiative will mean an alternative to the typical expensive roaming fees offered by major carriers.

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How Is Shaygan Kheradpir Taking Coriant To The Next Step Of Their Development

Coriant is a network management company that has taken the bold step to move into the cell phone business. There are many cell phone companies serving the world today, but there is more room for competition. Coriant plans to provide competition for many other firms, and they have hired Shaygan Kheradpir to lead the company. This article explains why hiring Shaygan is the perfect move for the company, and there is a look at what Coriant can offer customers that other companies cannot.

#1: Coriant Already Owns Network Space

Coriant owns more than enough network space to manage its own firm, and Coriant still has a revenue stream coming from companies paying for data and talk space. Introducing a cell phone company of their own simply creates a new revenue stream that is easy to use, and Coriant needs help from Shaygan to make the cell phone division profitable. Producing new phones, offering service packages and creating customer service for everyone requires expertise.

#2: Shaygan Has A Track Record In The Industry

Shaygan worked with Verizon when the company was still known as GTE Labs, and he presided over production that put out prototypes in 30 days. Shaygan’s plan for putting out new devices helped make Verizon the most progressive company in the industry, and his distinguished service made him a candidate for the executive suite. He understands how the products are made, and he understands how to run a large business.

#3: Shaygan Has Other Executive Experience

Shaygan has worked with Juniper Networks and Barclay’s as an executive, and he has more than enough experience to keep Coriant on track for success. He knows how a large company should operate, and he will use that expertise to keep Coriant in the black while they are making new phones or offering new plans. There is stiff competition on the market, but Shaygan knows how to crush that competition with better products.

The new product line from Coriant will make the company an instant competitor in the cell phone industry, and Shaygan will keep the company profitable while it establishes a place on the market for itself. Coriant is poised to be a very successful company, but they need a technology veteran to lead them. The appointment of Shaygan Kheradpir makes Coriant the prime contender to take over the top spot in cell phone service with its advanced networks and new products.

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Ricardo Guimaraes talks about LinkedIn


LinkedIn is becoming more popular in the business world in recent times. Proof of this, is the increase in numbers of users and the frequent searches about the labor market, says the Brazilian businessman Ricardo Guimaraes, president of the BMG bank. Intended for labor market professionals, the social network offer possibilities of creating connections with important people and specific performance areas. Besides finding opportunities and possibilities of work, the users can also read and share tips and news concerning the line of performance. Each day, LinkedIn is being more and more used by organizations with the main purpose of recruiting professionals that are available in the market. Recently the Exame magazine answered an analysis made by the social media of the most searched competencies by companies in the year 2015 that is reported by businessman Ricardo Guimaraes of BMG bank.

In this analysis, LinkedIn raised the competencies by half of the most used keywords by recruiters during 2015. The information is derived from nine countries, among them are Brazil, the United States and France. As a result of the analysis, the social network came to a list of 25 skills. In Brazil, the most requested competence of the year was statistical analysis and data mining, the skill also took second place in the world ranking, says Ricardo Guimaraes of BMG bank. The professionals are also super appreciated that perform in the area of Human Resources, most specifically with focus on benefits and remuneration. According to Exame, the search for these professionals grew 15% in 2015. Professional recruitment, in turn, did not have a good moment. With the reduction of recruitment due to the economic instability of the country, the search for these specialists dropped to nearly 14%. Other skills that are also gaining a lot of importance in the organizations are public policies, talent retention, ethics and transparency, corporate law, and new business development says Ricardo Guimaraes, executive of BMG bank.

Martin Ross Abelow Fighting for animals in New York

Ross Abelow is an established lawyer in New York with an incredible 26 year experience working in the legal profession. During this time he has gained a wealth of knowledge, experience and commands the respects of his peers.

GoFundMe Animal Campaign

Ross Abelow has initiated a campaign to raise funds towards the animals living in the city. The aim is to collect over $5,000 in donations that will be used to help vulnerable animals living in shelters. The funds will be used to cater for medical care, food and other essentials like blankets for the animals. This humane act will surely be well received by animal rights activists and other animal lovers who share the same affection for these animals. The campaign can be found on the GoFundMe platform where it seeks to attract the online community and other activists to create awareness for the worthy cause.

This campaign aims to benefit animals during winter when temperatures drop drastically and the biting cold is felt throughout the city. Often, many animals suffer through winter while others die due to hunger and the cold. Abelow aims to treat these animals humanely by raising enough funds to prevent deaths and at the same time accommodate more animals in the already overpopulated shelters. Abelow is relying on people to understand and appreciate the need to help animals during the winter thus donate whatever they can afford to the campaign. All proceeds will be given to different shelters for supplies and food.

About Martin Ross Abelow

Abelow got his undergraduate degree in New York from the State University. He later attended Brooklyn Law School to study for a law degree and graduated in 1989. He got his license to practice law the next year and has since dedicated his life and energy in the profession. Ross has specialized in family law practice for the better part of his career. His areas of specialization include matrimonial, commercial litigation as well as entertainment law. Today, he is a partner at Abelow and Cassandro, LLP.

Abelow is always ready to help a worthy cause that will be beneficial to the society. To date, he has never backed down from a challenge or a worthy cause making him reliable and efficient. He is active on social media and manages accounts on Facebook, Mashable and twitter. He is also an active blogger with submissions to blogs like the popular Crown Point New York. Additionally, he writes for his personal blogs.

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Helane Morrison can get the Country Back on the Right Track

Preventing corruption and protecting the vulnerable has been Helane Morrison’s focus as she climbed to the one of the most prominent positions in the financial world. For over thirty years now, she has been making a mark in the industry with her determined, exceptionally influential and powerful persona. 

There was unethical behavior that had spread through the financial sector that ended up sending the American economy into a tailspin in 2007-2008 and was even compared to Great Depression of the 30’s. There was fraud, falsified records and underhanded dealings among the corrupt that had long gone unchecked. It was the cause for homes to be foreclosed on, unemployment to soar and for people to no longer have faith in Wall Street, banks or corporations. 

Even with the reported “recovery” many people still feel little trust in the financial institutions across the country. Many still feel the country’s economy is still not on the right track. The 2016 presidential elections are fast approaching and still economists and investors do not see there will be any improvement in how the public looks at these institutions. 

There needs to someone who can make sure that investors are educated enough to make sound investments and the investment process needs to have sound regulations to protect them. This ‘watchdog’ would have to ensure both of these act according to laws regarding securities and regulations in trading. This person should be, Helane Morrison. 

Helane Morrison has headed the California Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was responsible for securities enforcement, litigation and regulatory matters. With her dedication to ending corruption and protecting the vulnerable she will be able to change the face of finance in this country. 

Morrison had full power of protection over both corporations and individuals against misrepresentation while head of the SEC office . She made massive differences in the how much corruption occurred in the trading and securities sector and with her experience in journalism and law, effortlessly took charge of the SEC office of enforcement (Bloomberg).

Even with her remarkable years of service with SEC, Morrison finds herself driven by a new direction and that is to gain equality in the financial work place. While there is an equal ration of men to women in the programs at the upper education level, it is still a boy’s club when it comes to upper management in financial corporations. Morrison is driven to change this. 

Morrison is currently on the board of a hedge fund subcommittee and volunteers to ensure the clarity of all hedge fund managers. Through her work she ensures all hedge fund managers give the same exact information in their transactions as investment mangers anywhere else would give. 

Morrison is just who this country needs at the helm to help instill confidence back in the American people. She has the determination and influence to get this country back on the right track. 


Raising $5,000 to Help Homeless Animals in New York

Winter is a dangerous time of year for homeless animals in New York City. When the temperatures drop below freezing levels, homeless animals will suffer and die. They need shelter and they need people to take care of them. Unfortunately, there is a serious lack of space in animal shelters in the New York City, and there are not enough funds to help provide all that is needed to help them. Thankfully, there are many individuals who are working to take care of the problem. For example, Ross Abelow has recently established a Go Fund Me fundraiser in order to help animals this winter.

Ross Abelow hopes to raise $5,000 that will be donated to animal shelters in New York city. He realizes that this is an urgent problem. The first thing that will be done with the money is to help provide more space where these animals can be housed. Second, funds will be on hand to purchase blankets, medicine, and food for the animals that are placed in the shelter. The great thing about getting more animals into shelters is that they are usually placed in adoption programs. This helps to fix the problem over a long period of time. When the animals are placed in the adoption program, they are much more likely to be placed in forever homes with loving families or individuals who will be able to take care of them.

Individuals can donate money to help this cause through the Go Fund Me account set up by Ross Abelow. The great thing about this way of raising money is that a person can donate as little as $10 toward this cause. When lots of individuals donate just a small amount of money, soon the goal will be reached and fewer animals will be out on the cold streets this winter.

Many individuals have turned to Ross Abelow when they need assistance with legal issues. He has been working as a lawyer in New York City area for more than 25 years. He specializes in matrimonial and family law. He applied for his license in 1990 and has been helping to defend his clients ever since then. Just recently, he became a partner at Abelow & Cassandro, Llp. Individuals can get free legal help by reading the blog post that he has put on his personal site or by connecting with him through his Facebook account or on other social media sites.

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