Slyce Brings Visual Search Engine Technology to Major Retailers


Has image recognition technology advanced far enough to make the classic text search box obsolete? Practically everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, and the race is on to develop user-friendly applications that allow the masses to snap a picture and then use it to search. The possible applications from medical screening to improved auto safety features are endless. But the visual search Eldorado is to use image recognition technology to direct online sales to target companies. Slyce Inc. is at the forefront of this research.
How does image technology recognition software work? Just like in social media, images can be tagged with keyword descriptions. These annotations consist of attributes such as color, size or date. Since 2009 many major universities such as Stanford, Princeton, and UC Berkeley have been creating libraries of searchable images. Social media giants such as Google, Facebook and Pinterest have been collecting tagged images from users, creating giant catalogs of images with descriptions. The race is on to create applications capable of reliably searching these image databases.
One Canadian company is proving itself as the leader in visual search engine technology: Slyce Inc. Slyce provides a Universal Scanner application. Much like the classic barcode scanner used in retail, Slyce can scan barcodes and much more. Slyce allows regular smartphone users to scan a picture from a printed retail catalog, just like looking up a word in the table of contents. Slyce doesn’t stop there, the Universal Scanner can analyze real world pictures and propose products with similar characteristics such as color, style or pattern from a provided catalog.
This revolutionary capability replaces clumsy searches on retailers’ websites. Consumers no longer need to check and uncheck boxes or struggle with drop down menus. Slyce is already providing their services to big name retailers such as Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstroms. Retailers that cater to younger consumers such as Tilly’s, American Eagle Outfitters, and Urban Outfitters are also clamoring to make their catalog of goods part of Slyce’s purchasing suggestions.
Slyce’s challenge is not with the reliability of its visual search. According to the Wall Street Journal article “Pinterest Takes a Shot at Camera-Search Technology” Slyce is capable of averaging a 92% accuracy rate of image matching from a picture taken on a smartphone with a provided catalog of images. The innovative company is ready for the masses of smartphone users to adopt this new form of image recognition technology as their new search reflex.

Mike Baur the business shark tank

Before rising to fame, Mike Baur served as a banker in the Swiss Private Banking. His leadership qualities also saw him clinch the top managerial seat. Twenty years in the banking and finance industry has given him a good chance to practice his dream profession. The knowledge he acquired over the years and the love for business prompted him into practice. Starting an ICT company at an early age of thirty-nine years has also enticed him into investing in the youths. His capabilities remain a hail for the good work to his training institutions. He is a double MBA holder from the Universities of Rochester in New York and Bern.

Just as the assumed title, Mike Baur has turned out as one of the luckiest shark tanks in the business world. He has built an excellent reputation in the corporate sector. He is the co-founder of the Swiss START UP Factory (SSUF) and also the partner managing director. Due to his full recognition, he has been hailed by many business entrepreneurs as their idol. Many events and business seminars have highlighted him as a mentor. Coaching young business entrepreneurs, opening investment networks for other investors and providing channels to mass entrepreneurial spaces are all facilitated by him. He is a reference for the many business partners who seek accounting and financial advice. His business success is depicted through his company’s financial independence. Unlike many firms who seek financial support, (SSUF) is a privately financed organization.

The well-established companies find employees all over Switzerland and the globe at large. Useful links to the well-established accelerator programs make this possible. The success of the Swiss START UP Factory is tied to the help of this think-tank man. He guides and advice a range of activities from business treaties, for instance, the partnership between CTI Invest and Swiss Ventures. To facilitate the growth of other industries, Mike Baur has guided real conventions being a stroke. The Swiss, after holding a very positive accelerator program in the launch year 2014, it plans another big event in the year 2016. The go down is thought to be in association with a Geneva-based Fintech-accelerator Fusion. The collaboration would expand on the activities that were offered previously in the similar event. For all the help and developments experienced within the Swiss atmospheres thanks to Mike Baur.

New York’s Real Estate Boom Continues Skyward

New York City is famous for its amazing real estate. Tourists who travel to New York marvel at the amazing sites they come across. Even those who have been following the Big Apple’s real estate investment scene consistently become stunned at new developments. Incredibly huge real estate deals are always emerging in the New York region. The Real Deal published an article on the top 10 upcoming projects soon to come to fruition. They are impressive and worth millions upon millions.

43 West 47 Street is one of the “smaller” projects as it focuses on the building of a 17-story office building. A two-towers project on 28-10 Queens Plaza South is going to reach 27 stories. The cost of this project is going to be well over $600 million. In the Bronx, on the 2900 block of Park Avenue, a grand plan for a 154-unit residential complex is in motion. Omni New York is running the project. The finished result should be impressive.

Projects of this nature are, obviously, huge ones. A firm like Town Residential has to be called upon to handle very serious deals. Buyers and sellers of exquisite New York real estate would benefit from this established company’s help. Renters should look towards Town Residential for assistance with any NYC apartments for sale. The firm can handle high-end rental deals and arrangements as well.

Those interested in learning more about real estate and Town Residential are advised to look over issues of My Town, a magazine the firm published. Of course, calling the company’s offices to discuss buying, selling, or renting with one of the many experienced and skilled professionals working under Town Residential’s roof.

The world of New York real estate is vast. Town Residential can help anyone who wishes to become part of it.

George Soros Speaks Out

Money tends to make a lot of noise. Such is the case with investor George Soros. One of the world’s richest men thanks to his canny investments, Soros has again come out from the shadows. He has stepped up lately, according to an article on CNN, to speak out in this highly busy political season. While a native of Hungary, Soros has also taken an interest in many countries around the world. This includes the United Kingdom where he was an outspoken critic against Brexit or exiting from the European Union. It also includes the United States where he has chosen to make his voice heard and his viewpoints known. As those in America start to head towards the conclusion of an election cycle on Investopedia, he is right there with them both as a participant in the election as someone who has chosen to donate a lot of money to one party.

Donating Funds

Soros is someone who has amassed a large fortune. His money was made by correctly predicting the fall of the British pound in the mid-1990’s. By betting against it, he was able to see his own stock rise. In the aftermath of his decision to bet against the pound, George Soros has continued to see his own stock rise in the United States and Europe. His latest foray has been one into the world of politics where he is a much sought after speaker and pundit. Many people find it useful to listen to his thoughts on the matter. Perhaps less surprisingly, many of those running for office also find it helpful to get funding from him. This is very much the case with one of the major parties in the United States. The Democrats have turned to him for help in this particular election cycle.

Read more: Soros Says Brexit Has ‘Unleashed’ a Financial-Markets Crisis

Helping The Dems

In particular, George Soros has been a major supporting of Democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton. He has donated over twenty-five million dollars to her campaign alone, making him one of the largest of all donors to her campaign and one of the largest donors to any party in the entire United States. While Soros watches from Europe, he also keeps a close eye on conditions in the United States. Certain issues in this presidential campaign are issues that he feels strongly about and wishes to see implemented. Soros is of the opinion that Donald Trump, the nominee of the Republican party, is someone who will not be a good fit for the needs of the United States and the good of the entire world. Soros has decided that it makes sense for him to speak out against Trump’s candidacy and in favor of electing Democrat Hillary Clinton to office instead.

Emily McClure loves Wen by Chaz

Chaz Dean is an incredibly popular stylist. For his entire career, Chaz has sought to help women feel beautiful and confident. He has revolutionized the hair care world from the comfort of his salon, but lately, Chaz has wanted to help women around the world feel more confident. Recently, Chaz unveiled an amazing hair care product. Wen hair by Chaz is supposed to change the way people think about hair care. This Sephora advertised product is supposed to add volume to your hair, while also giving it a clean look.
Stylists around the world have recommended Wen hair by Chaz. They know that Chaz Dean is an incredible stylist and they trust his product. While stylists are extremely confident in Wen by Chaz, many women remain skeptical. Haircare products have a tendency to fail, so women have a right to be skeptical. Many women have tried multiple products, only to see no positive results. Recently, Bustle decided to get to the bottom of the Wen by Chaz trend.

Bustle is an incredibly popular media outlet, especially with millennials. They cover many different subjects, including politics, celebrity culture, and beauty. The company is known for approaching each subject with brutal honesty, and most people trust their opinion. They decided to have Emily McClure, a top reporter, investigate Wen by Chaz.

Emily is beautiful and successful, but her hair has always bothered her. Getting her hair to stay clean, straight, and voluminous was seemingly impossible, so she was skeptical about Wen by Chaz’s promises. After trying Wen for a week, she was sold. Her hair had a beautiful shine, and her relatives and friends would regularly compliment her on her appearance. She wholeheartedly recommends the product to anyone that will listen. Read,

Wen hair by Chaz is growing in popularity because it works. Bustle believes everyone should try the Total Beauty product.

A Star Is Born In Madison Street Capital

A star has been born in Madison Street Capital. His name is Anthony Marsala. He has done what no other person in the firm has ever accomplished. He was chosen by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as one of their recipients for this year.

This association chooses individuals that are age 40 and young. They choose 40 of them to be exact. The individuals chosen had to bring exceptional knowledge to the areas of medicine and/or business. These individuals are placed on the 40/40 list. It is very hard to get on this list. In the business world anybody who is anybody is on this list.

Anthony Marsala is so happy to be considered for this position. He though the association had made a mistake at first. He did not believe it until receiving multiple phone calls of confirmation. He is overwhelmed that great individuals of this world noticed his good work in the world of business.

After all, Anthony Marsala did change the world of investment. Companies were making large investments and losing them over time. After using Marsala’s services, these companies were able to make investments they could count on.

Madison Street Capital is the leading financial firm when it comes to making the perfect investments. They sit down business owners and private investment firms and explain the current market. They show them why their past investments did not work and how to make their future investments explode for sure.

Anthony Marsala is the leader of Madison Street Capital. Anthony gives employers expert advice regarding the hiring of individuals. This goes from the lowest position to the highest position. He shows business owners how to properly look over resumes and get deep into the background of the individual.

Madison Street Capital is all about helping companies become strong. Their services are geared toward taking a small company and making it an empire. It does not matter the product or service; Madison Street Capital can help you.

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The SEC Whistleblower’s Path

The publicly traded stock market is a financial institution open to anyone. If a person wishes to purchase $100,000 worth of stock, the person may do so. An individual who only has $50 is certainly allowed to place a buy order. What all buyers and sellers of stocks must adhere to are the rules. Insider trading, for example, is barred and barred for everyone.

Looking the other way at wrongdoing is not something an honest person wants to do. Guilt is sure to weigh on the mind of someone who knows swindlers and cheaters are bending and breaking the rules of the market. Blowing the whistle to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) could start the process of setting things straight. Unfortunately, worries about retaliation are sure to worry the individual who wishes to come forward.

Those with such concerns are not being paranoid. Retaliation is always a possibility in the workforce. Someone who sees illegal activities in a financial firm he/she works for may end up being more worried about losing a job than reporting illicit activities. To address this matter, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed in 2010. The act helped create a new whistleblower program, a program designed to protect those who come forward to report crimes and violations.

The act even set up a generous rewards programs. A person who helped the government recover money through the enactment of the law may receive a percentage. So, if a financial institution is levied with a major fine or sanction, the whistleblower could receive up to 30%. The compensation alone may not completely motivate people to come forward and blow the whistle, but the reward may help some make a final decision regarding what to do.

Making decisions on one’s own is difficult. Navigating the stormy waters of the legal system after coming forward may also have its difficulties. To address such matters, seeking representation by a SEC whistleblower attorney is suggested. In fact, procuring representation turns over a lot of responsibilities to the attorney. Things could end up being smoother and safer this way.

Securus to Start Reports Highlighting the Corruption of GTL

After an intense study, criminal justice technology company, Securus Technologies, is set to release a series of reports on corrupt practices by inmate communications provider Global Tel Link. I see this series as high time GTL was exposed for what it has done for many years. These intense and thorough articles are planned to be presented to the public over the course of six months. Securus CEO, Richard Smith says that he has been wanting to do this huge project for years. He has finally had enough of GTL’s growing corruption and finally decided to go for it to safeguard the integrity of the future industry.

Each article will take an in-depth look at a wrongdoing on the part of GTL. The first of these articles will examine and discuss its corrupt practices with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. In that instance, GTL overcharged by placing an additional 15 or 36 seconds on each call. These small numbers added up and in the end Louisiana taxpayers had to pay an additional $1, 243, 000. Although there are other types of corrupt practices mentioned in the articles, this kind of add-on billing practice is the most common. Smith has said that if this instance which occurred in 1998 had been GTL’s only instance of corruption, he would not be doing or saying anything. However, it has continued and it has gotten worse.

He states that their customers deserve better than this and that they deserve to be able to trust their provider. You can find the Louisiana report on the Securus website where you will be able to read every following report. And naturally, their website offers a full disclosure about Securus itself. Securus has a huge hand in the prison industry, helping 3,450 such agencies and 1,200,000 prisoners all over North America.

A Leader Builds Davos Financial Empire From Ground Zero To Prominence

David Osio has steadily and firmly built his career to his current achievements. He presently serves as a CEO of Davis Financial Group, a company he founded about 20 years ago. His journey to the top has been anything but that of a determined person out to put a dent on the global financial industry.


Osio’s career started taking shape in 1981 upon graduating from Catholic University of Andres Bello (CUAB) with specialized studies in Advanced Management. He came out with a Bachelor’s degree in Banking Law from CUAB – arguably one of the leading universities in Latin America.


Upon graduating, Osio started out on a high gear as CEO and President of OPED Enterprise, a company that dealt in coffee export programs. He later joined LETCO COMMERCIAL COMPANIES as the Head of Marketing.


Osio had a stint in the legal field at MGO where he headed the corporate counsel department. As a Legal Advisor, he had an outstanding career leading to his appointment at Blanco Latino International in Miami. Here again, his high performance earned him a promotion whereby in less than two years, he was confirmed as the Vice President of Banking Commercial.


While at the summit of his career, in 1993, Osio decided it was time to make a mark in the corporate world under his own name. He launched into the market Davos Financial Group. This was among the first businesses of its time in Venezuela. In the same way he built his career up the ladder, Osio has gradually built Davos Financial Group, this time not vertically but spreading horizontally to its current near-global presence in strategic major cities including Panama, Miami, New York and Geneva.


Davos Financial Group is dedicated to providing financial advice to a niche clientele base. For Osio, it has been all about development of a proactive leadership, allowing him to rapidly accelerate the organization’s growth. The level of income generated in the short period that the company has been in existence has been enormous.


David Osio minds to balance profit interests of the company with corporate social responsibility. The company has remained in constant collaboration with non-profit organizations especially the ones with bias on support for the people in need in the area of art and culture within their communities. Internationally, Osio has been able to support Children’s Orthopedic Foundation. He has been a sponsor of the EPK events every year, to mention but just a few.


Kyle Bass Sees China’s Economy Affecting America’s

Kyle Bass is an Argentine by birth who has become controversial in recent years owing to his policy of undercutting high-profile financial powers for gain. Right now he’s got his sights set on China, and seems to believe that a recession will hit that country by the end of 2016. Bass believes the fallout of that recession will affect the United States, but not nearly so drastically as the 2008 recession experienced during the sub-prime lending crisis. According to Bass, there won’t be a “Lehman Brothers” moment with China. Still, he supports Hillary Clinton for office in this year’s election, which means he may be vying for a global economic perspective. Hillary Clinton’s aims tend toward facilitating globalist ideals and eroding national sovereignty. Bass is known to consort with well-known socialist despot Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. De Kirchner presides over Argentina currently, and she’s defaulted the country twice in only thirteen years. Is it possible Bass’ own economic ideals coincide with de Kirchner’s? Socialist ethic predicates a global revolution wherein a single body determines the economy of the world. In light of such a perspective, supporting Hillary and de Kirchner becomes a reconcilable political approach. Is it the right one? Well, that’s another question; but this may help explain why Bass has said and done some of the things he has.

For example, Bass runs CAD, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs. CAD is supposed to help the infirm by diminishing the cost of expensive medication such that it becomes affordable. Bass’s organization has been successful in doing this, but at the expense of devaluing stock from the pharmaceuticals in question. When the price drops, so does the stock; and Bass short-sells his holdings with the company. The end result? Bass makes millions, and the pharmaceutical groups are restrained from additional capital being expended toward things like research and development, slowing–or stopping–medical progress. If Bass had socialist ideals like de Kirchner, it would make sense that he would find no problem with undercutting economically successful powers. Doing so would weaken the countries they operate from, and so the economy of the countries in question, eventually leading to a global hegemony of sorts. So when Kyle Bass intimates China’s recession is nigh, his information is likely correct, but what needs to be questioned are his motives.