Highly Addictive Skout Features “Shake to Chat” Interactions All Across the Globe

Dating and social networking online is all the rave these days. Sometimes it is hard to meet new people in person just on random chance and so we look to social apps to bridge the gap. Online is now the easiest way to gain friends, get dates and get out in the world. One social site in particular that is has grown in popularity in recent years is Skout.
Skout is a laid-back networking website- that is also available as an app on both Apple and Android operating systems- that allows you to chat with people all over the globe! Founded in 2007 by Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrum, Skout has become the world’s largest global network.
What makes Skout so popular? Well there are a number of things:
For one, it has a Facebook-like interface which makes it very user friendly since a lot of people are already familiar with this type of look and feel.

Thirdly, Skout encourages interactions with other people and makes the experience quite fun as well as highly addictive. There are also other bonus features included in this social app- such as the ability to post comments, like other people’s posts, send and receive virtual gifts and post photos.
Another cool thing about Skout? There is a travel feature that allows you to meet people in another city while you are travelling and it is called Skout Travel.
And for those of you who are wondering, Skout is location based and therefore you can always chat with people that are local to you as well.
As far as dating and relationships on Skout goes, there is plenty of opportunity to really and truly connect with others and it doesn’t necessarily have to be dating, it could just be friendships- but the potential is certainly there.
The bottom line is that Skout has been around for a while so it boasts a large online network base and is therefore a great way to get out there and start mingling.

Super Bowl Sunday Commercials Are More Popular Than The Game

 

Every year my children and my husband gather around the television to watch the Super Bowl. I, honestly, could care less about this game or any other football event. However, I do watch as well but merely for the commercials. We all know that these companies pay big bucks to advertise during this game, but they also pull new and more creative commercials out just for this event.

Is their advertising ploy worth all the extra money, or is it just a way to write off a massive amount of money on their taxes? I think that they may actually help to gain revenue from this venture. I know a few years ago when the Budweiser beer commercial featured the frogs, I couldn’t help but sing the song along with them. When my husband wanted to go out for drink, there was only one drink for me, Budweiser

Since these are already my favorites, it’s not of much interest to me to purchase more. I will still eat what I want. But, I may be swayed to buy a few more or take a chance and try something new, only if the commercial is good enough.

While most will be watching for the game, Lee Slaughter and I will be watching to see what amazing commercials are on TV this weekend.

FreedomPop Raises the Bar (and Lowers the Price) for Smartphone Users

We told you last month about FreedomPop‘s amazing new international service.

The endless commercials for $45/month phone plans may soon be getting a run for their money. FreedomPop, a Los Angeles based company, is now revamping the way consumers can communicate with their world, and at a much lower price. Founded in 2011, the company originally offered mobile and internet services with base packages free of charge. A partnership was created with Sprint in April 2013 to allow 3G and 4G access to users with Sprint compatible devices and since then, FreedomPop has begun selling their own line of lower-cost smart phones and tablets that come with free amounts of talk, text, and data.

This year, FreedomPop has released a $5/month Wi-Fi hotspot service that allows users unlimited voice, text, and internet usage as well as an automatic sign-on feature. Instead of having to obtain a password and go through the steps of logging in to a public wireless network, customers can download FreedomPop’s app that will search for Wi-Fi networks and automatically connect. 

Currently about 10 million hotspots are available throughout the U.S.A. in businesses such as Burger King, Panera, and McDonald’s and 15 million more are expected to be launched by April 2015. Currently, the Wi-Fi service is only available to Android devices due to the complexities of Apple’s sign-on platform, but FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols hopes to have an update to the iOS app soon, which would allow millions more to have access to their service. 

Can a Wi-Fi only plan completely take the place of a regular cellular data plan? Not necessarily, but it depends where you live and the amount of data you use. If you live in an area with multiple hotspots and use lots of data, FreedomPop could be a great money saver.

FreedomPop’s model resembles those of other phone services such as Republic Wireless which offers a similar Wi-Fi/cellular combination plan, but Republic Wireless requires you to use only the phones they provide. With the $5 Wi-Fi plan, you can dig out your old “X” brand smartphone from the junk drawer and connect to one of the 10 billion hotspots available automatically to call, text, or surf the web.

Capital Strategy and Business Development in the Global Arena: Spotlight on Attorney Sam Tabar

In an ever-shrinking global corporate landscape, skill diversification ranks among the latest trend for this generation’s executives. Coming at a time when the online world is no longer an innovation, but a tool that has become embedded in our daily existence, branding, marketing, sales, and territory expansion are now inexorably entwined with online channels. It takes more than a profit-driven approach and strong negotiation skills to succeed. Sam Tabar, attorney and capital strategist with over 13 years of executive experience with international financial institutions and legal firms, embodies this cross-functional corporate movement.

Merging Business Skills with a Legal Background: Gaining the Upper Hand

Executives like Sam Tabar enhance their relevance by capitalizing on multi-faceted abilities. An attorney out of Columbia Law School, Tabar synthesized his legal background with international business development experience gained in a director role with Bank of America Merrill Lync Group, Hong Kong to foster a broad, holistic view of a company’s profitability prospects. Understanding the legal aspects of the business world has given attorney-business director crossovers a strong edge. Not only because of their renowned background in persuasive communication, but because they are trained to see beyond the dollars and cents of the deal in front of them.

They are trained to see the holes in an argument and identify the issues in every seemingly sound strategy. That’s how you know Sam Tabar is one of the best because if you read any PR News, you know that Sam not only knows how to deliver solutions, but how to make it at best advantage.

Able to move seamlessly from multi-billion dollar hedge fund investor relations and assets management to building large-scale global marketing initiatives, Tabar has made unprecedented gains among the highest echelons of global business—all while cultivating industry relations. Today’s corporate leaders are expected to achieve more than their predecessors, and Tabar does this while amassing the increasingly pivotal commodity known as online presence.

Online Channels, Social Media, and the Changing Face of Business

by blending digital media with traditional networking, Sam Tabar and others like him quickly rose to the top of the corporate world, capitalizing on relations with institutional investors and ultra-high-net-worth individuals to secure massive profits. Building a rolodex filled with thousands of the world’s most influential corporate leaders takes more than business lunches. Capitalizing on the power of online marketing and internet networking, today’s upwardly mobile executives embody a global mindset like no previous generation before.

What does this mean for the future of executive leadership? Online and social media relations can only take ambitious executives so far. Achieving stakeholder alignment and tapping into prospective client consciousness requires an integrated effort, synthesizing both a digital approach and the personable touch that comes with conducting business face-to-face. Combined with the migration towards multi-disciplinary capability development. Attorney Sam Tabar and business executives like him personify a corporate world that is not only responsive to change, but eagerly embracing it.

‘The Interview’ Earns $15 Million in Online Purchases

For the moment we can rest easy. It appears that James Franco and Seth Rogen have not, in fact, started World War 3 with their latest stoner comedy, ‘The Interview’. In fact, from recent reports, it appears that Franco and Rogen have made quite a bit of money in a rather unconventional way. With North Korea threatening ‘attacks’ on the United States if Sony agreed to screen ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day, the film was instead released digitally including on YouTube, where Dr Rod Rohrich watched. While many people were skeptical of the plan of attack it appears that things might just work out. The film made over $15 million dollars in sales on its first weekend of digital availability.

Adding in the additional $1 million dollars the film gained in its limited screenings and you have a number that probably represents what ‘The Interview’ would have earned had it been released conventionally. Obviously the almost cult like status of the film, thanks in part to North Kore’s very vocal outrage, probably added to the box office numbers but we’re still impressed by the sales that the film was able to generate.