Month: December 2016

Handy Sets New More Efficient Course.


When Handy was first established in 2012 by the entrepreneurs Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua, the pair had no idea that they were going to be establishing something huge. The goal of Handy.com, originally titled ‘Handybook’, was to provide a home cleaning application that would hook up freelance workers with potential clients. Hanrahan and Dua understood that mobile applications were going to be the way of the future and that the tech world was fertile for a concept like this. Though Handy found near instant success, the road didn’t stay smooth. Fortunately Hanrahan had a forward-thinking idea and the company has bloomed as a result.

The idea that Hanrahan had been rolling around was simple: create a more thorough process for freelancers to join the NYC home cleaning network. Hanrahan had begun pitching the idea to Dua in 2014 but it wasn’t until an advanced round of funding that the pair actually considered pulling the trigger on the plan. Hanrahan had decided to roll out the new hiring method market by market through all of Handy’s 28 spots. At first things were hard and growth stuttered to a start. Dua’s hesitation proved to be prophetic. However, Hanrahan had committed to the move and he pushed for patience. It took awhile but eventually Handy was back in the green and establishing themselves as THE place to go for ‘job fulfillment’ on the go.

It was Hanrahan’s forward thinking idea that helped elevate Handy but it was also the pair’s ability to make tough decisions that played a roll. Dua and Hanrahan made the decision to focus on customer service at a technical level. They outsourced customer service to call centers in tax friendly states like Florida before revamping their online presence with more online infrastructure. Now Handy stands alone and at the top of the mountain in their market.

 

Securus Technologies Secures Video Visits


Christmas is the best time of the year for the majority of the people. They enjoy all the festivities that go along with that time of the year. Many people are busy, and they are enjoying themselves. There is however, a segment of the population that is not able to take part in the holidays like others do. These are the people that are incarcerated for a variety of reasons.

 

When a person is incarcerated during the holidays, it can be very stressful. Since they want to be with their loved ones, there may be fights or other incidences that occur that might make others unsafe. There is a company that figured out how to make the holidays a brighter time for the people that are in facilities. This company is Securus Technologies. They have created the Christmas video visits. The Christmas video visits are made to allow the prisoners to enjoy the holidays too. They can watch their loved ones, and communicate with them while they are opening presents, and eating their meal. Since the company wants to make the public aware of the Christmas video visits, and how good they are, they are putting out commercials. They want the public to know that the video visits save the facility money, and keep people safe. They also help the people that might be visiting by saving them gas and parking money.

 

Securus Technologies is an expert in what they do. They are constantly creating new, and improved ways to keep the public safe. They work with the government on a regular basis, and they deal with a million inmates all the time. They work on daily basis to create even better technologies that improve life for everyone in the world. With their expertise in both the civil and criminal aspects of justices, they will continue to lead their industry. They are in demand all the time by companies across the country, and the world respects them.

The return of George Soros to influence US Politics


George Soros, the renowned business magnet, and a political activist have been remaining in silence for a long while ever since the election outcomes in 2004. But the recent US election has brought him back, and he is again playing the high cards in influencing the US politics with money.

If you didn’t know, George Soros, the Hungarian-American business tycoon who is well known as the Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Open Society Foundations is also a fervent political activist and a philanthropist. Although he comes from a very poor backdrop from United Kingdom of Hungary, he has reached to new heights of success and raised a personal net worth of US$24.9 billion within a very short time through his wit on investment and fund management. And he has been using his fortune to support some causes including politics as well. According to various sources, Soros has donated more than $11 billion to some philanthropic causes including American progressive and American liberal political issues. His donation to boost Hillary is a sheer example of his eminent support for this political side.

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The news articles from Politico titled “George Soros donates $8 million to boost Hillary” depicts the backdrop and motives behind the generous contribution of Soros to Hillary Camp. In December 2015, Mr. Soros donated $6 million to the super PAC who were supporting Hillary’s presidential campaign. In addition to that, George Soros also paid $1 million to Priorities USA and another $1 million to another Clinton-backing PAC in the first half of 2015. This took his total to $8 million and made him the leading donor regarding contribution and a big supporter of Hillary. But this is nothing compared to his donation of $20 million in 2004 to support the party against George W. Bush. After this, George Soros cut down his political contribution to a huge extent. Even in the last election he only donated $1 million to Priorities USA supporting the reelection of President Obama.

According to a close Clinton ally, Soros regretted supporting Obama, and he was always contented with Clinton as he gave George Soros an open the door to discuss policy and gain some advantages. Probably this was the reason why this rich Democrat finally came back with a keen intention to support Hillary and a spending of eight-figures in the election campaign.

But now that, Trump has owned the election, and he will be running the White House very shortly, Soros is not going to dial back. Rather he is now moving forward to ensure that the negative consequences are kept at the minimum level. According to sources, Soros and other Democratic donors were in a meeting sponsored by the Democracy Alliance in Washington, D.C. in Mid November 2016. In that meeting, they discussed election and ways to influence the political environment in the next four years. According to Politico, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren also attended the conference which was organized by Democracy Alliance with an intention to develop a resistant strategy to prevent any negative assault on the positive achievements earned by previous governments.

Read more from George Soros over at Bloomberg

Allegations between Atlanta Hawks, Danny Ferry


The Atlanta Hawks have filed a lawsuit against general manager Danny Ferry. The Hawks cited “wrongful termination” and “workplace torts” as breaches of contract on September 13, 2016. When asked about the civil action, a Hawks representative stated that the complaint and principal parties are under control. The issue began with a six-year, $18 million contract with ambiguities that sparked the dispute between both parties. In 2015, court documents declared that his actions were indeed in bad faith and that subsequent proceedings were to occur. The exact amount of the claim is confidential, and furthermore, the extent of liability is unknown as well. At last report, the Hawks plan to use judicial rights to recover the lost finances and settle all obligations. They do not want to unnecessarily commit to this allegation.

One major voice in the process has been Bruce Levenson, former owner of the corporation. Levenson has served on the NBA Board of Governors since 2004, operated the basketball team, and founded the media company TechTarget. Although Levenson is no longer directly involved with the athletic aspect of the team, he is still an active philanthropist (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/undergrads-and-graduate-students-mastering-philanthropy-300038081.html) with organizations such as the I Have a Dream Foundation. Under Levenson’s guidance, the Hawks are predicted to close the deal professionally and keep both their and Ferry’s reputations intact.

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There’s A New Social Scene In New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago And San Francisco


The old way of hanging out just got more exciting, thanks to 24-year-old Billy McFarland. If you haven’t heard the name Billy McFarland before that’s okay. You will, soon. McFarland is tuned into the world of Millennials, and he is making a big impact on that generation. Millennials aren’t the only people that are impressed by McFarland.

The big corporations that are spending millions of dollars trying to figure out how to capture consumers in the Millennial market are impressed with Billy McFarland too. The reason Billy is all over the news lately is simple. He found a way to tap into the Millennial market in cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

In order to understand how Billy does what he does, you must start at the beginning of McFarland’s business career. McFarland’s business career started at the age of thirteen in Short Hills, New Jersey. His parents are real estate developers, so they were very supportive of Billy’s business efforts. His first business was computer-based.

According to Fortune, Billy McFarland decided to study computer engineering at Bucknell University, but he didn’t connect with the school curriculum, so he dropped out and started his second business. He called that enterprise, Spling. Spling is an online ad platform that uses pictures instead of words to market products and companies. It didn’t take long for the concept to become successful. At 20-years-old, Billy was the talk of the online business world.

The Spling concept opened a lot of doors for McFarland. At dinner one night, with friends, the conversation turned to credit cards and how they are used. Most of the people around the table wanted a card that did more than offer credit, and that conversation turned a light on in Billy’s mind. A few weeks later, Billy raised $3 million in venture capital and started Magnises.

The name Magnises doesn’t mean anything, and Billy liked that. He wanted to give the word its own meaning. Magnises is a member only social club that offers perks to the Millenials that spend $250 a year for a black metal American Express looking membership card. More than 12,000 members in Chicago, New York, San Franciso and Washington, D.C. are carrying that card, and more people are signing up every day.