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Madison Street Capital, Leader of Investment Banking

An investment bank helps individuals, businesses and governments raise capital by issuing securities for their clients. Investment banks issue securities, but they also assist with mergers and acquisitions. They give out advice to both sellers and buyers on subjects, such as business valuation, pricing and structuring of transactions and negotiations.

There are two avenues in investment banking referred to as the buy side and the sell side. The sell side of investment banking focuses its efforts on trading securities for cash and also dabbles in the promotion of those securities. The buy side entails the act of offering advice to the purchasers of investment services. Some examples of buy side entities include mutual funds, hedge funds, unit trusts, life insurance companies and private equity funds.

Investment banking is commonly divided into three separate categories referred to as front office, middle office and back office. The front office is responsible for creating revenue and consists of investment banking, as well as sales and trading. Investment banking is responsible in assisting clients in raising capital by issuing securities for them. Sales and trading departments main task is to offer ideas to clients and accept their client’s orders.

The middle office consists of internal controls, treasury management and corporate strategy. The treasury monitors potential risks and is in charge of the bank’s funding. Internal controls tracks and also analyzes the flow of revenue. Internal corporate strategy focuses on profit strategy, but does not deal with actual revenue.

The back office department in investment banking deals with operations and technology. Operations play a critical role in that they are responsible for double checking each transaction, ensuring that they are correct. Each bank has a technology team working on creating and updating the company’s software and also are in charge of technical support.

One of the most reputable investment banking firms is Madison Street Capital. Madison Street Capital is an international investment banking company headquarted in Chicago, Illinois, with offices located in North America, Africa and Asia that specializes in financial advisory services. They deal with acquisitions and mergers and offer financial advice to both private and public companies. Madison Street Capital believes strongly in building powerful firms in communities throughout the United States.

Madison Street Capital’s experienced and professional staff, through their hard work and dedication has recently earned CEO Anthony Marsala, The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award. The outlook for 2016 looks extremely promising for Madison Street Capital. The volume of transactions in 2015 were 27 percent higher than those of the previous year. Sparked by the heavy influx of transactions in the fourth quarter of 2015, 2016 is predicted to be a record year for Madison Street Capital.

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What’s Up? FreedomPop Says: No, It’s WhatsApp And It’s Launching In Spain.

If you don’t know what’s up with FreedomPop, you might be living under a rock. FreedomPop is a cell phone service company who has been busy becoming a world wide leader by giving away it’s service. The fine folks are FreedomPop are now getting ready to launch their WhatsApp In Spain. FreedomPop understands that around seventy percent of Spain’s mobile customers are using WhatsApp to do their texting. As a result, FreedomPop is launching the app in Spain. FreedomPop is a company that offers their customers free voice, data and text. They give these services away or package them and make money by selling other add-on services. This is a business model that works well for them.

Steven Sesar, The COO and co-founder of FreedomPop understands that business is unique in each part of the world and what a company does in one part of the world might need to be adjusted in another part of the world. Without a doubt, this is the case in Spain. Steven said: It has “completely cannibalized traditional mobile services in Spain and shaped a unique opportunity for companies looking to embrace the new OTT world we live in.” FreedomPop is always moving forward to make it’s mark in the world wide market place and launching a new app is another great idea.

The way this will work is fairly simple. By leveraging the power of WhatsApp, the user will be able to communicate one hundred percent free as long as they cover the data bill. This is something that Facebook’s internet.org has not been able to do in Europe. For FreedomPop it’s a simple as using a SIM card. Simply slip in the new SIM card and FreedomPop will subsidize the data that the WhatsApp uses. This creates a winning situation for everyone and it’s easy to use too.

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Why Is Image Recognition So Important Online?

Image recognition is so important to people who are trying to make the most of their shopping because it has been applied to online searches for items that people can buy every day. The company that is doing the best work in image recognition is Slyce, and they have made it easy for people to shop using it. They own the Pounce app, and they have released Pounce to make it so that people can use pictures to search for items that they want. That also means that these people can do the searching in seconds.
Searches that are done in Pounce are powered by the Slyce search technology, and they show people things they can buy with links. The link takes someone to the exact location that they want, and they are going to be able to buy anything they want at any time. That makes it much easier for people to buy things fast, and it can help people save money. All the results offered by Slyce are relevant to the visual search, and they help cut down on lost time.

There are a lot of people who are trying to get something done in a hurry, and they cannot sit down at their computers to get the results they want because it just takes too long. Now, they can use the Pounce app that is powered by Slyce to search for the things they need. These are not the only search apps, and there are a lot of places where people can put pictures to get a search result.

That is a lot faster than trying to describe something that it is hard to find, and it is going to help save the strain of wondering if something can ever be found in the first place. A lot of people feel like they are wasting their time, but now they do not have to feel that way at all. These people can get just what they need, and they can get it in the click of one button.

There are many people using Slyce to search online with pictures, and the product recognition technology will only get better in the future. There is a universal scanner that is going to help with QR codes, and it can scan products. People can put in any picture they want, and they can shop with the results. Shopping just became a lot simpler.

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Laidlaw & Company a differentiated investment bank

Laidlaw & Company is an investment bank and a full-service brokerage firm that has a reputation of offering personalized investment advice, high net worth individual investors, and efficient wealth management services to both individual and institutions in the United Kingdom and United States as well as skillful execution to private and public institutions.

Laidlaw investments in banking service include the United States trading markets, capital raising through placement of equity with high net worth retail investors and institutions. AIM-listed transaction in the United Kingdom markets, placement of mezzanine capital and debt with institutional investors, arrangement of national exchange listing, and acquisition financing. Investment banking services of the company also offers consultation on divestitures and acquisitions.

Laidlaw & Company is characterized by relationship and entrepreneurial driven culture, coupled by “think outside the box” approach and strong work ethic. It has enabled the company to distribute many financial solutions through independent and captive sale offices. This can be inferred from the company ability and record of assisting emerging companies to raise capital quickly through Laidlaw & Company strong retail sale force, which enables financial flexibility and growth to corporate clients.

A comprehensive solution and “hands-on” transaction management are fundamental to any capital team and investment banking. Laidlaw has predominant senior professionals that combine entrepreneurial experience and perspective of “independent” firms. This is geared toward providing comprehensive investment and business solutions to emerging companies, individuals, and institutions.

In addition according to the Wall Street Journal, Laidlaw & Company take pride in 170 years legacy of independent and security brokerage services that are designed to meet the needs of the domestic population, corporate entrepreneurs, international companies, and institutions and private customers all over the world. The company is also characterized by a growing network of offices in the United States and Europe. This has enabled the company to provide services to individual clients on a global level, pursue new business, and develop relationships.

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Visual Search Engine Technology Gets Better Every Day

It’s easy to see why visual search engine technology is just now becoming worthwhile. It’s complicated technology, and requires high levels of computation to work cohesively. there are two main ways in which this is done. Firstly, metadata associated with an image can be searched. Metadata is items like tags, titles, or descriptions. The second method actually looks at the image and uses a means of computer visualization to determine what it is. Naturally, this requires a little bit more computational horsepower, but it visual search engine technology like image recognition has been developed to the point where cellular application isn’t just realistic, it’s becoming more and more mainstream.

Slyce is a leading pioneer in the field of visual search engine technology, and they’ve got a program which can identify multi-dimensional images. An image with “one” dimension would be like a barcode or a UPC label. Meanwhile, an item that has “two” dimensions would be something like a magazine advertisement, or a poster, or a computer-screen screenshot taken from a phone. A three-dimensional image is anything that exists in three dimensions. It could be a cat or a car, but through modern visual search technology, users are able to see all the web has to say about a given object in seconds. Slyce has partnered with a number of well-regarded organizations to help maintain its leading edge in this burgeoning technological field, and as yet they seem to be doing excellent in pursuing this goal. They’ve partnered with Photon, the Purchase Decision Network, and Offerpop; among others.

Buying and selling digitally has never been more convenient than it is now, and the hope is that said convenience won’t just increase the usability of visual search engine technology, it will increase it’s appeal. One of the better ways to do this is through software that is very easy to use and navigate with, ensuring as little confusion as possible.

From Google to Slyce, technology organizations are quickly becoming savvy to the cavalcade of advantages which come with visual search engine technology successfully executed. The cellular devices we have today harbor computational power greater than the desktop computers of ten years ago, and that technological prowess is increasing at a rate which many would describe as exponential. Visual search engine technology will likely expand as mobile computational technology does. For that reason alone it makes sense to get abreast of this new innovation in search engines as soon as possible.

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Doe Deere’s Unconventional Success Story

Doe Deere is the self appointed unicorn queen that is also the founder and CEO of Lime Crime Cosmetics. Her very unconventional looks will quickly capture your attention. She sports pastel hair and a look that supports her claim to the throne of the unicorn queen. Her rise to success was also a bit unconventional as her looks. She was born in Russia, but moved to the United States at the age of 17. Her early years shaped her beliefs and love of things that were unique and also unconventional. Her unconventional dreams led her to pursue a musical career in New York.

Doe Deere Believes In Following Your Dreams
Doe Deere is one person that believes in following your dreams. Her dream started with pursuing a musical career in New York. However, she ended up the founder and CEO of one of the most talked about and unique makeup companies around. There are literally millions of Lime Crime customers that rave about her mystical and magical makeup creations. Doe Deere relates that she has always been a very ambitious young woman. She even had a small business back in Russia. Doe Deere believes that everyone should pursue their dreams. Everyone has a unique quality inside of them that they should explore. In addition, Doe Deere feels that the only way to grow as a person and reach one’s full potential is through following their dreams.

About Doe Deere
Doe Deere is the pastel haired beauty that is also the founder and CEO of Lime Crime cosmetic company. Deere has achieved amazing success with a company that specializes in providing vibrant and bold colors to their league of followers. Doe Deere’s cosmetic company went beyond the norm of boring beige and neutrals to provide the cosmetic world with something different and unique that girls and women loved.

Doe Deere had a very unconventional start to success. She was born in Russia, but moved to the United States in her late teens to pursue a musical career. However, she was detoured into a fashion career and ultimately a cosmetic business. Deere started the Lime Crime cosmetic company because she was frustrated at the lack of bold colors in the makeup found at local department stores and beauty shops. Most were in those subdued neutrals. That simply was not her style. She decided to go for her dream and create a cosmetic company that featured bold and fabulous colors, and the rest is history.

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The Future of Shoe Shopping

With a fine-groomed team of entrepreneurs, consultants, and advanced technology enthusiasts working together, Slyce is a step ahead of the traditional trade route everyone still takes. Based in Toronto, Ontario, their image recognition technology aims to morph commerce into something befitting of the twenty-first century. With the super duo of the Internet and mobile phones already available to most people, Slyce empowers the consumer by letting them search widely for the things they see in non-market environments.

It’s been reported that Slyce has recently paired up with Shoe Carnival, one of the United States’ leading footwear retailers, and launched their own intuitive 3D visual search. The technology allows visitors of Shoe Carnival’s website to snap a picture of footwear physically in front of them or even those in magazines and be almost instantaneously directed to the best match in Shoe Carnival’s line of products. No additional information about the customer, or otherwise, is needed to use the search engine. All it takes is a few taps of the screen from there to order.

Mark Elfenbein, CEO of Slyce, boasts that this project is the “very first, large-scale, fully automated visual search deployments in the marketplace.”

The Slyce Company presents its technology both as a search platform and as a suite mobile apps where the users can interact with retailers at their convenience by the common method of taking pictures of desired products using their mobile phones and subsequently commencing its recognition capability.

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Yeonmi Park Left North Korea For Freedom

“In the free world, children dream about what they want to be when they grow up and how they can use their talents. When I was four and five years old, my only adult ambition was to buy as much bread as I liked and eat all of it.”

Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

Yeonmi Park released her autobiography on Amazon, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom in September 2015. Park tells the story of how she and her mother escaped North Korea when she was a teenager and more, what drove her to become a human rights activist. On Reason’s blog, Todd Kraninin tells Park’s story. Yeonmi Park is revered for her courage. How much of her backstory is believable?

Fleeing in Spring of 2007 across the Yalu River into China, Park and her mother had never seen the world outside the insular North Korean reality and had no plans. Yeonmi Park began her teenage years fleeing and experienced her coming of age as a slave bride alongside her mother merely for seeking freedom. The plight of China took years and was riddled with abuse and brushes with death.

Arriving in South Korea, the Parks created a home that would never be shared with her father. He passed away from untreated cancer and before he experienced freedom and the knowledge of democracy and the existence of food abundance. Instead of assimilating into the South Korean culture, Park came into adulthood with the realization she must tell her story and reveal the truths of North Korea and Chinese brokers dealing in slave marriages. Her greatest hope in sharing her story was to find her sister who had escaped into China before and had not been found.

In response to Park’s bold abandonment of her home country, and more likely her publication and publicity of it, the North Korean capital Pyongyang released a propaganda video on NK News to diminish her story. The video, Park Yeon Mi, The Puppet of the Human Rights Plot, positions Park and her mother as American advocates set out to undermine North Korea. In support of the video, distractors point to holes in her story to discredit her view of her homeland.

Yeonmi Park absorbs this distractions and stands by her story and explains changes needed to be made to protect herself and her family.