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Skout announces new social network

Social networks have really taken off in the last decade, and today almost everybody utilizes at least one social network. These social networks vary in purpose from twitter, who allows people to share their thoughts about the world instantly, to Facebook, which allows people to share their whole lives. One of the most influential social networking companies on the market is Skout. Skout is a company that is absolutely committed to providing their users with a high quality social network that they can use while they travel, the company also helps users find their perfect match. Skout has grown considerably over the last decade, and recently they made a really big announcement.

Skout has been focused on helping people connect to one another since the company was founded several years ago. The company has worked tirelessly to add new and exciting features to their app. They envisioned a world in which people could connect with one another effortlessly. This has motivated Skout to release more and more new apps in order to influence the way people think about Social Media. One of the latest projects to come from Skout is called Fuse.

Fuse is meant to help people that are close by make connections to one another. Fuse operates on the same principles as Snapchat. Users are able to create a message, and then post that message with the intent for the message to last for a certain amount of time. Users are identified by their cell phone numbers as well as their initials.

Within the Fuse group their are several important ways for people to connect. One of the best ways to connect with other people is to join a Fuse group. Fuse groups can be formed around common beliefs or interests. Once you are in a group you cannot be voted out, but you can chose to leave. Messages sent within the group are exclusive to group members.

The leadership at Skout is extremely hopeful about Fuse. They envision this app as a much more social version of Snapchat, and as more and more people live out their lives on the go the fact that the app works extremely well on cell phones should be a huge selling point. Social media has become the best way to connect with people, and Skout believes that Fuse will help more people connect along their common interests.

Skout started as a way of helping travelers find something to do in the cities they were in, and over time it evolved into a way to find people to hang out with no matter where you are. The leadership at Skout has proven themselves to be extremely skilled time and time again, and there should be no doubt that Skout will do extremely well with their latest venture. Fuse is sure be an extremely influential app over the next decade, and those that want to be part of this revolution in social media should immediately sign up for this wonderful social networking opportunity.

Environmental Efforts Undertaken by Eucatex

Eucatex Group is a renowned Brazilian firm with a wide variety of products. These products are produced by a number of factories owned by the group. The group is owned by Maluf family and was established by Paulo Maluf in 1951.

Since inception, the leadership of the group has strictly been within the Maluf family. Paulo Maluf’s son, Flavio Maluf, is the current President of Eucatex Group. Flavio has a mechanical engineering degree. He joined the group in 1987 and worked in various areas before succeeding his uncle as the president. His visionary leadership and experience has enabled the company to expand rapidly.

The company started its operation in 1954 when its first Salto based factory was opened. The factory specialized in production of insulations and linings. It is the first factory in Brazil to produce products using mainly eucalyptus as the raw material.

Eucatex has diversified its products over the years. The factory in Salto has added paints, varnishes and plates to its products. Eucatex branded flooring and panels are produced from the group’s factory located in Botucatu. To further diversify its products, the group inaugurated a fiberboard factory in Salto. The fiberboards from the factory are mainly medium density and thin high density fiberboards. As a company that cares about the environment, Eucatex has a Forestry Unit which provides clients and the group’s forest with seedlings.

Apart from providing clients in construction and furniture industries with quality products, the company has put lots of effort to ensure sustainability of its operation. The group has 44 hectares of forest in Sao Paulo. The forest provides the group with its timber needs. This means the company can operate without negatively affecting Brazil’s forest cover. This sustainability program has earned the company ISO 14001 and ISO 900 certifications. Forest Stewardship Council, a body that ensures planted forests are maintained to set economic, social and environmental standards, has also awarded Eucatex with the Green Seal Award for its environmental efforts.

To boost its environmental efforts, Eucatex established South America’s first industrial wood recycling line. This has greatly reduced the amount of fresh wood its factories consume. By the end of 2009, the company had recycled over a hundred thousand tons of wood. Other companies across the globe are encouraged to emulate the group’s environmental efforts.

Unbelievable Dating apps

Thanks to the advancement in technology, it is possible now for men and women to find love through the social network. There are several of these sites where interested parties sign up to interact with new faces and ultimately fall in love. Even while traveling, these dating apps are convenient since most of them have been developed as android software. These programs were developed to promote interaction amongst new people and hence increasing the social circle. Before these programs were developed, in-depth analysis and research was carried out by computer scientists to ensure that the dating apps created are straight forward and suit different clients with their individual preferences.

Skout dating app was among the first successful dating apps to be developed and launched. What makes Skout unique is that it is compatible with android phones therefore clients can use it wherever they are. Since this dating app was launched, thousands of users have been using it even while traveling ad at their workplaces. Most clients who meet through Skout end up holding vacations and traveling across the world. Skout was programmed to function in different languages. With this feature, people from different ethnic backgrounds can feel comfortable while using it and end up meeting their loved ones using this dating app.

Dating apps have been designed to meet all clients’ special emotional needs. This has been made possible simply by the use of a Smartphone. Dating apps were not solely developed for lonely people but for single people who are willing to interact with new people and easily go through prospective dates. These mobile service apps were mainly designed for adults. Some clients use these dating apps for casual hookups while some are in it searching for long term relationships. Most of these apps have age restrictions which clients require to verify as part of the registration. It is advisable that when clients feel comfortable, they should share their location with their dates to encourage physical meeting.

The thought of meeting someone completely different from your social circle is normally exciting. Skout dating app gives users an option to find people who are nearby. This dating app helps you meet nearby people and you can instantly become friends. The mobile service dating apps are designed such that users can send and receive pictures from the gallery or instant photos as well as receiving voice messages. These features add funk and excitement to the online dating world. Skout allows you to virtually travel to different destinations where you get to explore and know your partner’s community better.

These mobile service dating apps are freely downloaded from the android app store. These programs were designed with an extension such that users can sign in by either using Facebook or their normal email address. Client’s individual profiles contain basic information detailing their interests, whether the client is interested in men or women or both. This profile contains information that the clients wish to show. It allows users to customize their profile however they please. Dating apps are designed to be of high quality, combining different ideas and innovations to suit adventurous people.

The Amazing Applications Of Image Recognition

Searching just by typing might soon have a serious competitor in the form of image searching. As image recognition technology and smartphone cameras improve we are going to see more and more innovative implementations of this technology. It is one of the leading fields of innovation in the mobile space, connecting both consumers and business in new and exciting ways. Searching for products, places, movies or TV shows is going to be as easy as taking a picture with a smartphone using an app that provides such a feature. One such app is Slyce, a leading visual search provider.

Slyce’s visual search is actually an American start-up company which provides their visual search technology to retailers and brands. What is the idea here? Image yourself meeting a friend who has just bought a new pair of sneakers that catch your eye, well, if you have a Slyce app installed on your smartphone you can easily just snap a photo of the sneakers and in a matter of seconds you will get the model name inside the app. Alongside that, the app will provide suggestions on similar models and will allow you to shop right from the app. This will give retailers a new place to sell their products and consumers a new way to shop, compare prices and discover new products. All kinds of products can be recognized this way, not just clothes. You will be able to discover home appliances or even furniture. The app can provide a good business model for the developers, making the app free for consumers, and earning money through possible ads and partnerships with retailers. A healthy business model ensures that the developers will have enough finances to further improve their technologies and to bring us even better search results.

Image recognition can be applied in many ways. Microsoft actually created an app for their Windows Phone devices that can translate text for you, and all you need to do is to point your smartphone camera at the particular text or sign. So you do not need to type and search the text by hand, the image recognition technology, recognize the text and presents you with the result instantly.

It is not an easy task to create apps based on visual search, and that is why there are currently only a few companies that are successful. Leading the way is definitely Slyce, with many investors and six of the top twenty U.S. retailers backing them up. It’s going to be very exciting to see what they will be able to create in the future.

The Rise of Visual Effects in Film

If you look back on the history of filmmaking one progression will stand out more than anything else you will see in the industry. We are not talking about the evolution of the camera, though it has been impressive, or even the progression of the lighting and sound recording ability. No, we are talking about how visual effects have grown and molded the very life of film and television. With cutting edge technology we are now able to see new worlds come to life before our very eyes in ways that were not even possible before. While CGI might get a bad rep from vocal fans of oldschool filmmaking we have to realize that it is here to stay. Let’s take a look at a few moments where visual effects truly rocked our world.

‘District 9’ and the low budget CGI.
District 9 came out back in 2009 with South African director Neill Blomkamp at the helm. Blomkamp at the time was a non entity in the world of movies but he had been drumming up some interest as a potential candidate to direct the live action Halo film. That never came to fruition and Peter Jackson, who was producing the aforementioned video game film, instead backed Blomkamp as he went to work on ‘District 9’. The film showcased gorgeous aliens, called Prawns, and over 311 visual effect shots done by Weta Workshop. With a budget of only $30 million, ‘District 9’ showed that big F/X were becoming budget friendly.

‘Inception’ changes our view on dreams.
In 2010 Christopher Nolan stole our hearts forever with his trippy story on dreams and the dreams inside of them with ‘Inception’. The film featured Leonardo Dicaprio and a then relatively unknown Tom Hardy and focused on the traditional ‘heist film’ in a whole new way. That twist on the genre was represented by their ability to control dreams, bending them to their own will. There is a particularly trippy scene developed by the VFX team Double Negative which showcases a city folding in on itself, wowing the audience completely. It took Double Negative thousands of pictures and weeks of effort to get the single shot.

While the two sequences we mentioned above are mega popular examples, there have been VFX teams working quietly behind the scenes for years getting things done. John Textor, former CEO of Digital Domain, knows a thing or two about the industry. His work with Digital Domain created some of the finest VFX and CGI work that we have ever seen on films such as: ‘Benjamin Button’, ‘Transformers’, and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End’. Now Textor is revitalizing the industry with Pulse Evolution, creating computer generated VFX according to Yahoo Finance.

Brain Bonar Has Helped Put Trucept On The Map

Brian Bonar has been the CEO and chairman of Trucept for 4 years. In those 4 years, Bonar has lead the company to be one of the best temporary staffing companies in the United States. With his strong leadership skills and attention to detail he has help put Trucept on the map. But how did Bonar accomplish so much in such a small amount of time? By focusing on workforce costs and learning how to keep track of ever changing human resource laws. Bonar and his team have created on of the most dependable temporary staffing companies in the world.

Not only did Bonar help to cut costs he also has helped Trucept learn the ins and outs of payroll management. Trucept is not just a simple temporary staffing company but rather a comprehensive human resource outsourcing company that handles everything employee related. Payroll management can be very difficult. But with Bonar’s guidance, Trucept seems to have a firm grip on the industry. Another area of Trucept that Bonar has had his hands in is employee benefit services. This area has to be carefully worked out in order to attract new talent to the work pool and retain those employees for many years.

Bonar knows the importance of balancing the relationship between the client and the employee. Keeping both of them happy is key to running a successful temporary staffing company. So treating those temporary workers happy is a goal that Bonar has inspired those under him to achieve. Bonar has a long history of managing large companies and he really knows what it takes to make in the world of business. His years of experience has taught him the right way to do things. With more than 40 years of business experience which started at IBM in the 1960’s, he really knows his stuff.

Skout Is Finally Gaining Popularity

Skout is a fun and unique social networking app that many people enjoy using. It allows people to connect with other single individuals in their area so that they can go ahead and flirt with them, and many people enjoy using this app so that they can do just that. People like having the opportunity to connect with people that they might not have met otherwise, and Skout on twitter offers them the chance to do that.
Skout started out in 2007, but it has seen many changes since then. They are a free service, and they are gaining a lot of popularity right now. People are taking advantage of the chance to connect with other single people, and they are happy that this social networking app allows them the chance to do that. The service itself is free, but Skout is able to make some money through offering a different version of itself which is ad free.
There are a lot of different dating sites available for people to use, and when Skout first set out there is no way that they knew that theirs would succeed above all of the rest. But, they tried for it, anyway, and they have had quite a bit of success. They offer an unique feature in that they allow people to connect with individuals in their own area, and people like that. They enjoy the chance to get to know someone who might be their neighbor, or maybe a co-worker that they have never talked with before.
In the past 18 months Skout has received a lot of positive attention. Quite a few people have begun to use the service and have recommended it to their friends. Skout is finally getting all of the attention that they have deserved for years.
And, not only is Skout doing better than it ever has done before, but it is expected to keep growing. It is expected that people will keep sharing this service with their friends and their friends will share it with theirs, and so on, and this service really will keep expanding. Now that it is being known to the world there is no stopping it. People are enjoying using it, and when people enjoy something, then they are going to want to share it with everyone that they know.
Skout did something something different when they created this service, and now people are finally appreciating how unique and fun it is. They are enjoying the chance to be able to flirt with some other single individuals in their area.

Organic Gold and Ganoderma

Nowadays, people are on the hunt for healthier diets and more active lifestyles. The folks at Organic Gold have it their mission to offer only the best in premium gourmet beverages blended with powerful herbs. Living better does not just mean eating better. That’s why they carry their special blend of nutraceuticals and top-notch personal care products, fit for everyone. All these products work together to give you a sense of well-being that you before never thought possible.

Since the start, Organic Gold has worked hard to bring the gift of relatively unknown Chinese remedies to the public. The CEO and founder, Bernardo Chua, created the company in the hope that the knowledge of these guarded eastern traditions will enrich the lives of people around the world. It has proven itself to be a wildly successful concept. Through his venture, millions of people in various countries now live a more balanced life. His dream of using ganoderma to help the world has been made a reality.

The Chinese name for ganoderma is lingzhi. This translates to “spiritual potency. The Japanese name, reishi, means “king of herbs”. Ganoderma is a mushroom that grows out of the wood of large trees. Brightly colored orange caps give it remarkable aesthetic appeal. Organic Gold uses gamoderma grown only on logs in the Chines region of Fuzhou, making sure it retains its potency. It is a substance that can reduce the likelihood of cancer and strengthen the immune system. It also has several antioxidant benefits. It has also proven effective in treating:

Hair Loss
Weight Loss
Allergies suggests that they also produce a number of organic coffees and teas infused with ganoderma. Tea has been getting more attention lately because of its healthy properties. The three varieties offered are black, green, and red.

Anyone who suffers from other common ailments will improve their quality of life by using ganoderma. Generations of use in the eastern world have proven its effectiveness. For over five years now, Organic Gold has helped to garner popularity of this miraculous herb. Take advantage of this opportunity.

FreedomPop Took A Risk And It Paid Off

There are a lot of companies that offer mobile services, and when FreedomPop decided to go out there and do the same, they wanted to do something different. They wanted to set their company apart from the others, and in order for them to do that, they had to think of something unique to do with their company. So they decided to start offering free mobile services.

That might sound like a crazy idea, and like a plan that would quickly fail, but FreedomPop has been doing well in the services that they provide. They are moving up quickly in the mobile world, and they have been gaining quite a bit of support. They have recently received $30 million from some eager investors. People are happy with what they are doing, and they are wanting to get in on the action, themselves.

FreedomPop is doing so well, in fact, that they even had offers from some bigger companies to buy them out. They weren’t ready to sell out the company that is just getting started doing so well, and they refused the offers. It wasn’t in vain, though. They received all of their funding after that, and now they can keep at it doing what they are doing.

And, not just doing what they are currently doing, but FreedomPop has the funds that it needs to expand out even more. They are excited by all of the new ideas and plans that they have for the company, and they are eager to get started on them. FreedomPop might have taken a risk when they first started out, but it has really paid off for them. They are quickly gaining popularity, and with all of the new things that they plan to start doing, they will be sure to get even more customers and supporters in the future.

Handy’s Tips on How to Deal with a Plumbing Emergency

Handy has handled many cases of plumbing emergencies within its period of doing business. Plumbing issues can be confusing and devastating for someone who has no idea of how to deal with them. Here are tips that Handy believes will be of great importance to you when faced with the nightmare of a plumbing emergency.

Shut off the water valves

The first thing to do when you have a water leakage is to shut off the supply. If you cannot locate the exact valve connected to the broken pipe, simply turn the main water shutoff valve. It is advisable to get familiar with your plumbing system before an emergency pops up. Label valves and pipes for easy identification.

Contain the issue

Once the flooding is under control, the next important thing to contain the damage or disaster area. Prevent the flooding water from spreading to other parts of the house. You can direct it to the drain, scoop it out or pile blankets or towels to absorb it.

Vacate everything portable in the disaster area

Water can cause immense damage on materials that absorb water. Therefore, it is important to take out all the portable items as soon as possible. Take safety precautions when handling electronic devices that got wet. Thoroughly wipe furniture dry and leave them outside to air out. If your carpet or linoleum got excessively wet, you might have to discard it, since it might cause mold growth.

Call Handy for a professional plumber

Once the disaster is under control, it’s time to call a professional plumber to fix the source of the problem. Handy’s plumbers are experts in dealing with all types of plumbing emergencies. They have the right knowledge and the right tools to get job done right the first time.

As you want for a Handy plumber

Don’t just sit back and relax as you wait for a plumber; you need to do something to prevent further damage. Get the floor and other items in the room as dry as possible. You can dry off the water using towels or better yet, use a utility pump to suck up the water. Run ventilation systems such as fans to full-blast to enhance evaporation.

Having these steps on your finger tips will ensure that no plumbing emergency finds you off guard. And in case you panic, call Handy’s 24/7 customer support to work you through the steps while you wait for the plumber.