How Hi-Tech May Affect The Wedding Industry

When it comes to the wedding industry there is a past, present, and future way of handling the process. When it comes to registries, in the past couples may have registered at a handful of stores. They may have raced about a store using a scanner that didn’t always work correctly to pick the items they wanted to register.

In the present there are new websites like TheKnot and MyRegistry that lets you sync items from a variety of stores to a website in which the couple has their personal web page. If guests don’t purchase an item for a couple, they can contribute towards its final cost. The website Honeyfund lets guests contribute funds to a couple’s honey moon trip or other expenses.
In the future even more digital and high tech advances will come into the picture. In its new stages there is image recognition technology. A customer can use their mobile phone to take pictures of a product they desire, and an app will show the customer similar items available for sale by a retailer. The app will also let the customer make a purchase through their phone.

An example of a company that produces product recognition software is Slyce, a Canadian company that has partnered with many top worldwide companies like Carnival shoe stores, Shoes.com, and Neiman Marcus.

A Slyce product app is the Universal Scanner. With it you can sna a picture of almost anything from a real object to photos in a magazines and get results from the retailers that use the software.

As for wedding attire, in the past women had to search about frantically to find an expensive wedding dress that they would wear only once.

In the future renting a wedding dress will become more of an acceptable alternative. And having a dress custom made, or buying one from a retailer may be available for more reasonable prices.

When it comes to a couple launching their own website, you used to have to be a website building wiz to have an attractive site, Now there are online companies like The Knot and Minted, where you can launch a free wedding website, Web building software makes it easy to create the type of website you wish.

How Money and Music Come Together To Improve Lives

Financial “masters of the universe” and musical celebrities have more in common than one might think. Big money earners, these two groups often exhibit it with flashy lifestyles that are also sometimes scandalous. But such reputations are certainly not true of all money and music makers. Many of these groups “give back” in fact according to global-citizen.com, in a number of ways. Take Autism Rocks, for example.
Created in 2014, this British based organization uses private, invitation-only concerts to raise funds. Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone, and Elvis Costello are among the “A-list” performers who have donated their talents to Autism Rocks. Raised funds are used for autism research and to support services for those living with autism. Autism Rocks founder is financier Sanjay Shah, himself the father of an autistic child. Concerts have been held in both London and Dubai, with the organization planning to expand its musical footprint. And as Autism Rocks grows, Shah is making changes behind the scenes as well. As reported in a February 18, 2016 article in PR Newswire, Shah recently announced the addition of Pete and Will Best to Autism Rocks board of trustees. Pete Best has a strong background in the world of finance. Will Best is well known in Great Britain both in advertising and in entertainment circles. The Best brothers will be heavily involved in management and event scheduling for the organization, where Shah feels their skills will be put to good use, given Autism Rocks rapid global expansion.

Shah thought initially that his future career would be in medicine, and in fact undertook medical studies before he decided that this path was not for him. He then transferred to finance, and upon university graduation, worked for such financial institutions as Suisse Credit, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch. A job victim of the Great Recession, Shah thereupon founded his own brokerage firm on Register.Fca, Solo Capital, Ltd. Known by several other names in the United Kingdom, the companycheck is part of Solo Capital Group Holdings, of which Shah remains CEO. The companies under the Solo Capital Group Holdings umbrella focus on proprietary trading, consulting, and sports investment.

In addition to the Solo Capital brand companies, Shah owns more than three dozen companies located in the British Virgin Islands, the United States, Dubai, Luxembourg, Malta, and the Cayman Islands. One of Shah’s most recent acquisitions was the 2014 purchase of Old Park Lane Capital, a notable trader of natural resources stock. He recently retired from the hands-on running of his financial empire to focus on Autism Rocks, and another entertainment oriented company, Done Events. An event promoting firm, Done Events is headquartered in Dubai, Shah’s current home. The company’s greatest success to date is a large jazz festival in Dubai, now a annual event.

Liberal Donors Are Teaming Up To Get The Immigrant Vote

George Soros‘ background strongly guides his political and philosophical views. Soros grew up being forced to hide his identity because he was a jew in a nazi occupied country. Soros lived with his family in Budapest through the Nazi regime and then the communist, but when he was 17 he decided it was time to flee the country. When there, Soros moved around for 2 decades at various investment firms. It was in the 1970s that Soros decided to start his own investment firm, which he had significant success with.

Due to the success that George Soros saw at his firm, Soros Fund Management, he was able to step back from the daily oversight and let someone else take over. Soros stayed involved with investments but he mainly concentrated on pursuing his passion. Soros’ passion is philanthropy. He cares deeply about society and he cares that each individual person have the opportunity to succeed. Because of this passion, Soros founded his own charity. It is called the Open Society Foundations and they are operating in more than 100 different countries around the world. They want to increase the amount of human rights that everyone has, increase the transparency of governments around the world and create more open societies.

Soros and his other liberal colleagues were recently written about in the New York Times. The article discussed how several democratic donors had decided to team up to push for more votes. They identified immigrant voters as being a key demographic to target. Since immigrants have been the target of so much republican criticism, the group felt they would have a drive to vote democrat. The reason that the donors decided that now is the time is that there has been very poor democratic turnout at the primaries. While this might not have been a concern in the past, there are now crowds of republicans turning out to support and vote for Trump. If the democrats want to keep up in the election, they will need to find a way to excite voters.

There is a lack of trust for the democrats. This is because of unfulfilled promises by the Obama administration to create a new immigration process. And there is competition. The republicans are not ignoring the immigrant population. The Koch brothers have financed Libre Initiative with 10 million dollars to bring in more Latino voters in nine states.

The Chinese Bubble Has Begun To Pop And Global Recession Is The Outcome According To George Soros

The European Union represents a significant part of the world’s economy. The sovereign debt crisis and the 2008 meltdown have been persistent issues. The European Central Bank has taken extraordinary steps to implement quantitative easing in the European Union to stimulate economic growth. The PIIGS nations; Portugal, Ireland, Italy Greece and Spain have been financially bailed out by the European Union time after time. Mandatory austerity measures have ben put in place to get those free-spending nations in line, but those measures aren’t working, according to billionaire George Soros.

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Greece has been the fly in the healing ointment that the EU dispensed, and that fly is spreading negative consequences for the EU and the world’s economy, according to Mr. Soros. It’s safe to say the issues surrounding the PIIGS nations will be one of the catalysis for a European Collapse. If the EU does collapse, Soros believes China’s economic issues will deepen the potential recession.

Mr. Soros recently told Bloomberg.com that the Chinese government has imposed capital controls in order to keep money within its borders. Chinese investors don’t have many options when it comes to investing. Consequently, Chinese real estate and stocks have become expensive. Those signs could lead to the Chinese bubble popping sooner than economists are predicting. The Chinese government has implemented circuit breakers in their stock markets to curb short selling. Soros is betting the China’s currency, the yuan, will depreciate against the dollar in 2016, and if he is right he stands to make another fortune along with other hedge fund investors that are doing the same thing. The Chinese government said they will stop those investors from making money at their expense, but that remains to be seen.

China’s quest to convert its economy to a consumer-driven economy has led to the overproduction of buildings and cities. Those ghost cities are proof that China has a long way to go before it can get its economic house in order, according to Mr. Soros. And time is running out.

Mr. Soros as well as respected economists from around the globe are predicting a worldwide recession that could stick around for years. There isn’t an easy fix for the economic downturn, according to those economists. The European Union would have to correct the inherent flaws in the Union, and China would have to find a quick way to boost their GDP growth. Both of those scenarios are unlikely.

The new global recession may not develop completely in 2016, but there will be enough signs that will alert the world that it is in progress

Talk Fusion’s Ambition To Change Video Technology

Talk Fusion connects people around the world using unique video technology. By Talk Fusion sharing the technology, it empowers people to help live their dreams. The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Talk Fusion is Bob Reina. Reina founded Talk Fusion in 2007. Reina has merged his hard earned industry knowledge with his talent and passion for entrepreneurship. Reina hopes to lead Talk Fusion by looking at new trends, promoting the video technology, and trying to help other people reach their goals.

Reina has over 20 years of relationship marketing experience. Reina’s hands-on leadership has helped him establish a reputation as a leader in his field. Reina has also made many civic contributions and donations to charity.

Talk Fusion makes broadcasting, social networking, and video conferencing products. Talk Fusion works by a person sending a message to someone either through web cam or flip camera. The person then opens the Talk Fusion portal, finds the saved video file and uploads it. The person can then create a video e-mail using a number of templates provided by Talk Fusion. In addition, the person can include any text messages. The Video can be sent to one singular person, or a number of different people. The videos are available on Talk Fusion’s site and can be re-used at any time. People also have the option of using a video that has already been made.

Talk Fusion gives people full reporting metrics that are common with an email service. People can see how many people viewed the email, what links were clicked, and which emails came back.

George Soros and The Migrant Crisis in Europe

We all know who George Soros is: a business guru who has proved to be one of the wealthiest persons in the whole world. In fact, he is among the top thirty. But aside from his business and marketing prowess, Soros is also a humanitarian and philanthropist who is focused on helping the marginalized. He discussed something about the migrant crisis happening in Europe since the year 2014, and commented that this particular crisis is the reason for the European Union’s collapse.

As one might remember, the migrant crisis began when a considerable number of refugees from war-torn countries like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan went to great lengths in order to get far from their decimated homes. They travelled to the European Union, a coalition made up of as many as 28 European states, in the hopes of having a better future.

The start of the collapse was predicted by no other than Germany’s Chancellor, Angeal Merkel. Merkel is the first one to predict about the eventual collapse of the European Union through the migration crisis that they have been experiencing. Merkel, together with Germany, is also the first person to openly accept the refugees into her country.

The dilemma here though, is that though Germany’s acceptance of the refugees are probably the most humane thing to do, it brought about it some threats in the security of the whole Union. This because of the Schengen Agreement, which allows free passage of any individual residing in the European Union to its neighboring countries. This proves to be a threat in the security due to the fear that the refugees cannot be filtered if they are potential terrorists or not. Added to the fact the Europe is also facing a financial crisis in the form of Greece’s economic collapse, the European Union is facing a number of problems that must be solved with utmost importance.

George Soros also pointed out that it is not enough to let the refugees inside the European Union to have a place to stay, as they also need a livelihood in order to live properly, and not be just homeless people that need support from the state. The problem though is that there are insufficient programs available to help alleviate this problem of unemployment.

Stubb, the Minister of Finance of Finland, as reported by Soros, also stated that besides the issue of employment, the European Union also needs to help improve the way of living of the refugees. They need to have a reason to live, they need to feel loved, and they need to learn how to speak in the Union’s language in order to feel that they belonged.