FreedomPop Makes Unique Debut in Spain

FreedomPop has made a number of public announcements about its expansion into various foreign markets. The company was not exaggerating. Spain is the new territory in which FreedomPop has debuted. The company is sure to experience the same success here as it did in the United States and the United Kingdom.

FreedomPop debuts in Spain in a unique way. The company’s launch is through the WhatsApp messaging service. Interestingly, all calls through WhatsApp will be both free and unlimited.

The traditional business model FreedomPop employs is to present subscribers with a set monthly amount of free phone, text, and data. Upgrades come with a fee. About 40% of FreedomPop’s users upgrade to expand their usage.

Per Mobile World Live, the reason for the unique debut is due to WhatsApp’s massive popularity in Spain.

FreedomPop feels its service will grow massively and expects around a million users in only two or so years. As long as exceptional, cost-effective service continues to be provided, there is no reason why FreedomPop won’t succeed again.

The Thrill is Never Gone!

The sport of Skydiving is not for the faint of heart! It requires timing, precision, expertise and maybe a little luck. Whether you are an expert or first timer, the thrill of the free fall can be like no other. Most of us want to try to live on the edge, if just a little, but trying extreme adventures are beyond our reach.

We never know when we will be called upon to bring our instinctive physical or spiritual strength to bare.

Andy Wirth is President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings (get more here: and has always been a risk taker both on and off the slopes. His love of the great outdoors has taken him on some incredible journeys. Never fearing what nature put in front of him, Andy continued to push his limits no matter the obstacles.

All that changed in 2013, when Andy Wirth faced crushing trauma, but came away with a renewed sense of purpose. A horrific skydiving accident left him clinging to life and hope.

Andy Wirth has continued to push forward by teaming up to raise funds and awareness for the “Special Warfare Warriors.” In an exclusive interview by Crunchbase, Andy Wirth has worked tirelessly to bring awareness for those veterans who continue to face great physical and emotional challenges.

Since Andy Wirth’s accident he has surpassed his recovery goals and continues to pursue his dreams. During his ordeal his favorite musical refrain was “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam. He uses the words of this song as his inspiration for living life. – For more

Talk Fusion Launches Free Trial Period behind CEO Bob Reina

The internet is a wild place where businesses are constantly jockeying for position atop the advertising ladder in order to sell their product to the waiting masses. This has brought us a variety of interesting advertising techniques over the years ranging from banner ads to SEO marketing. Talk Fusion CEO Bob Reina started his company back in 2007 with the intention of bringing video marketing to the forefront of advertising techniques and since then he has proven his work to be vital to the success of companies around the globe. Talk Fusion is opening up a free trial period to get more potential customers involved in utilizing the business techniques.

If you were to ask Reina how he feels about what Talk Fusion offers potential clients then you would get a resounding endorsement, “We wanted to put Talk Fusion’s products into as many hands across as the world as fast as we could.” The reason for this faith? Bob Reina goes on to say, “There is absolutely no comparison in the world to the value that we bring.” These are pretty strong words but everything to this point has backed them up with aplomb and now the free trial period will prove it to the last remaining doubters.

The free trial account that is currently available will bring customers into the Talk Fusion fold. Inside of their account dashboard these new clients will be able to utilize an array of different documents and detailed how-to guides in order to get their businesses off of the ground.  These guides, and programs, are extremely detailed and they offer a deeper view into what it takes to bring your marketing level up to the top where it needs to be.

At the end of the day what Talk Fusion is trying to do is simple: they want to create an environment where marketers can utilize tools to succeed.

Popularity Increase: Shopping With Online Shopping Sites

Virtual shopping has become extremely popular over the last decade or so. The advent of major social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram have helped to develop a market that is thirsty to purchase the latest fashions via their smart phones. In response to the mass of shoppers who have been clamoring for their favorite fashions to be available in online markets, fashion business and merchandising companies have had to become creative with regard to sales models. The typical store website with modeled clothes, handbags, and shoes still do the trick, but shoppers (especially the hot fashion demographic that includes 18 to 30 year old young adults) are becoming more and more involved in business models that slightly stray from traditional markets.

Tons of research is currently being completed about the practicality and ease of use of consumer driven fashion business models like the ones at JustFab on youtube, Tag and Porter, or Trunk Club. These sites focus specifically on one of the most important desires of any fashionista – the desire to have an entire look fashioned for them with as little effort on their ends as possible. These customer oriented websites are gaining popularity at a rapid rate and could potentially make the traditional store front website business model obsolete.

When it comes to ensuring that shoppers have an excellent experience on Instagram and make great decisions with their online purchases, few websites are more professional or easy to use than JustFab. The online subscription fashion retailer focuses offers extensive personalized styling choices based on the customers past purchases and browsing habits. In a recent user review of several online fashion retailers, an online shopper discussed her likes and dislikes in the area of online shopping. She described her most important desire when it came to purchasing clothes via online retailers as the ability to receive stylish choices that were truly reflective of personality and of the persona that she wanted to show to to world.

A New Partnership Between Slyce and Shoe Carnival In 3D

Announcements are that Slyce, a leading image recognition technology company, has partnered with Shoe Carnival, a leading US footwear and accessories retailer, as of 03/22/16. You will be intrigued when you visit The 3D visual technology is totally automated. In which mobile visitors can take a quick picture of any footwear they are interested in and with click can see the closest match to the footwear you’ve selected. The extensive collections at Shoe Carnival will allow you to purchase it immediately.

The Shoe Carnival VP of eCommerce, Kent Zimmerman, has stated their excitement to be launching this mobile ability from Slyce. He further noted that they are always searching for ways to innovate and stay ahead of the game for their customers. Now, you won’t have to chase down someone to find out where they purchased their shoes. How easily convenient is that way of shopping.

The revenues from contracts, is how Slyce is delivering this system profitably. The monthly fees will be from the software licensing and service fees. This continues with its current pricing model, during the contract term.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the home of Slyce. It’s sophisticated and easy visual search enables a wonderful channel for sales, major retailers as well as customers. Where-ever their consumers are, will be able to take a picture of shoes and in a matter of a few minutes can have the shoes ordered and on the way to your home. Slyce has provided their service to a number of retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Tilly’s, Urban Outfitters, Home Depot and JC Penny. There are several revenue streams that are making the spotlights for Slyce.

Since Shoe Carnival, Inc. happens to be one of the nation’s largest family footwear retailers. They can offer a huge assortment of moderately priced footwear for every occasion and every person. Evansville, Indiana is the headquarters of Shoe Carnival, and as of September 11, 2015 has 400 retail stores located in 34 states and Puerto Rico.

Brian Bonar’s Grand Bellamy’s Reviewed By San Diego Magazine

The new Bellamy’s restaurant in San Diego has a different look than the cuisine, which has that wonderful taste that seems missing in the decor. The food done by French chef Patrick Ponsaty makes the decor quite superfluous. And this is directly attributable to Brian Bonar, the famous Scottish businessman who has been starting world-class eateries in the San Diego area for years now. He has engineered the acquisition of the best talent that was already making other restaurants famous, but where they were not as valued as they should have been. Bonar fixed that problem with Bellamy’s employing them so handsomely.

Bellamy’s is located in Escondido, in a very conservative bubble that is a literal throwback to a formerly elegant era as Pr News Wire puts it. There are still little mom-and-pop service stores there. It is a place where the old fashioned ways of doing business are still considered current. However, for a foodie this is a little piece of heaven, because that is where chef Patrick Ponsaty does his culinary magic. Ponsaty is one of only two chefs in San Diego with the rating: Master Chef of France!

Bonar has other plans as well. His Ranch at Bandy Canyon is a huge, beautifully botanical 144 acres. It is the perfect venue for his 4-star signature restaurant and events space. He needed real culinary talent. He acquired the exact right person: Ponsaty. The signage seemed very eclectic to one reviewer, but his love for the food was unrestrained. He declared Bellamy’s everything he had hoped for. He waxed on eloquently about all the dishes he tried at Bellamy’s and declared it the best food in San Diego and appreciated the wait staff.

Brian Bonar has many years of multi-faceted business experience that blends well with his worldly wisdom and connections. He started out studying mechanical engineering in Scotland at Strathclyde, in Glasgow. After getting his BS there, he earned his Masters and his Ph.D degrees in International Business at England’s Stafford University. He has been a key mover at many companies in his long career, including Bezier Systems, Adaptec, IBM, QMS Inc, and Rastek Corp.