Billionaire George Soros Warns Investors to Be Cautious

Billionaire Goerge Soros has warns investors to be cautious because current global trade halts indicate a possible repeat of 2008. Furthermore, Bloomberg reports that the devaluation of the Chinese yuan has brought on multiple economic problems.

When mentioning global trade problems in China, Soros says that China is having a major adjustment problem. As the value of the yuan plummets, this country is spreading its financial struggles to the rest of the world. For instance, trading in this country stopped twice in one week. Furthermore, The Daily Mail reports that the January 7, 2015 Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 392 points within 24 hours. Chinese stocks also took a huge hit on the same day, and other Asian markets were also negatively affected.

Bloomberg reported some investors might be surprised by Mr. Soros’ decision to warn everyone to not make hasty stock purchasing decisions. After all, he took a huge risk in 1992 when he bet that the UK would be forced to devalue its currency before he made a $1 billion profit from it. However, Soros has a longstanding reputation for helping people make the most educated financial decisions. With his company netting at about $27.3 billion within the past few years, people are inclined to listen to his predictions.

On the other hand, The Economist reports that mainstream forecasters are not yet predicting a recession. In fact, evidence of economic growth is reported in various locations. For instance, the United States service industries seem to be doing quite well at an ISM indicator of about 55.3 as of December. Furthermore, German new orders were up 1.5%.

However, there is a fear that the Chinese yuan devaluation could reduce currency competitiveness. Therefore, other Asian countries might end up following suit. This could lead to financial problems because some Asian companies had borrowed from banks in dollars. However, much of the current scares could be speculation.

Investors might take the advice George Soros gives if they want to avoid a personal financial catastrophe. However, Soros is said to have warned before of financial crises before as ones that parallel the Recession of 2008. For instance, the Greek economic crisis was a concern to him. Therefore, hearing that there might be another recession is considered to not be new information for many people.

Still, it seems that the only way a world can avoid spending mistakes is to study the past. George Soros might be onto something when telling people to be careful how they invest their money.

How Image Recognition Technology Has Managed To Grow In The Last Couple Of Years

For technology to be really efficient, it takes time to be developed. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has not been a unique case; it has undergone a journey that has involved a lot of challenges to get where it is today. Investors and those involved in trying to develop it have gained and lost a lot of billions of dollars in equal measure. However, it is good that they have in the last couple of years been able to see the fruits of their success.

Different with other technology, scientific or similar breakthroughs which are announced when a major achievement is made, those involved in developing the company did not bother to make such a move. Instead, they made the technology available to other people such that many started using it without even knowing. It has been available in Google’s image searching tool and on online shopping sites.

For the last ten years, the technology has made very drastic measures and managed to finally get into eCommerce. Amazon was the first online shopping site that fully integrated the technology with its site to make it much easier and fun for shoppers to identify the products they are interested in.

However, the technology is currently one of the most used in the internet world. The technology has also grown in different dimensions owing to the fact that many other shopping sites have mushroomed from different parts of the world and developed it to match their custom needs.

The technology helps a lot when matters related to helping customers pick their brands easily are concerned. When integrated with an online shop, the technology allows the online shop have an easier time when managing its inventory and tracking which products are more likely to make bigger sales.

Slyce is a company in the visual image recognition niche, and it has the best solutions that any online retailer or company of any kind would need for visual search purposes. Different with other companies, the company’s technology products are able to scan different kinds of codes and images regardless of the complexity.

The company offers the solutions as both a white label solution and as a private solution that can be synced to a company’s shop or website. Its In Store solutions are able to handle 3D quality scanning solutions for the best product matches and purchase help. Users do not have to worry about coupons, bar codes or QR codes because it is able to scan all of them.

In Order to Live: Yeonmi Park’s Perilous Story

Yeonmi Park recently stood in the world spotlight and bravely championed a war against human trafficking, especially in Asia, and the atrocious oppression of the North Korean people by the brutal Kim Song Il, father to the current “dear leader” who follows in his fathers jackboot footsteps. Now her second salvo of freedom has been fired with her new book, sure to be a best seller: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom.

Few people have both escaped North Korea to live, and then are also willing to speak about their experiences in the frightening inhuman conditions that have existed there for at least several decades. In an interview done by The Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie at the renowned Women In The World event, Yeonmi Park explained how she sometimes went hungry and her family really struggled, so her father sold some metal scraps to the Chinese black market. He was caught and sentenced to one of a great many prison labor death camps. Yeonmi Park’s parents had always taught her that the “dear leader” had mental telepathy and also spoke with certain birds that conveyed anything negative said of the actually despotic monster dictator. So, everyone is brainwashed from a young age with terror.

When Yeonmi Park’s father died in prison, her mother knew she and her only thirteen year old daughter had to leave their homeland as quickly as possible, or they would be sent to death camps next. They made it in the dead of winter, on a dark starless night, with a temperature of 20°, into the waiting arms of Chinese border guards. They were actually relieved that the guards did not turn them over to the Korean border guards across the way, a move that would have meant certain death. However, it was out of the fire and into the frying pan, because the guards directly sold them to unscrupulous men as sex slave wives.

Eventually, Yeonmi’s mother found a way for them both to escape to the West. Yeonmi Park on amazon is now in her young twenties. She has dedicated her life to freeing the millions of young women and girls enslaved throughout much of Asia. Of course, she also drums for any support to end the oppressive Kim Jong Un regime. Read her book. It is powerful and inspiring.

All The Dog Food Choices That Consumers Have To Consider

When it comes down to dog food types customers have to consider a lot of different choices. Growing up I was aware of a few brands, but the world today provides much more than a few choices for consumers. There are an unbelievable amount of choices out there. It really all just depends on the type of dog that you have. Some people prefer Beneful because this brand has a lot of options for dogs to consider. This is one of the more affordable dog foods that provides a lot of nutrition. There are also dog owners that prefer this brand because it has a plethora of baked treats that give dogs more options for snacks in between meals. Diamond Dog Food is another brand that is popular. It has a consumer base of people that like to buy their dogs canned food. It has a dry food product line, but the canned food from Purina Dog Food tends to be more popular. IAMS has always been marketed in the premium brand of pet foods. Some pet owners will fall into the allure of this marketing from IAMS and become convinced that their dogs need this expensive dog food. Many pet owners, however, will reason that their dogs should be eating better than they are eating. In other words, pet owners may not see the logic in spending more for dog food than they do for human food. There certainly are a lot of brands out there. I have purchased foods like Science Diet Adult Dog Food and Merrick, but I haven’t tried all the options that are out there right now. I have recently tried the Beneful brand and my dogs appear to be fans of this brand. My girlfriend is the one that actually got this started. I asked her to pick up some pet food one day, and she asked me what kind she needed to get. I told her to use her best judgement. I later found that she was nervous about buying anything and that she did extensive research to find the most nutritious brand.

Leading Citadel to Greatness

The United State has one of the most flexible and advanced financial institutions. Only skilled and qualified entrepreneurs survive in this competitive financial jungle. The market experiences cyclic shifts and sometimes recession. Mr. Kenneth Griffin is a versatile, talented and veteran entrepreneur who has achieved tremendous success in the financial investment sector. He is the founder and CEO of Citadel Investment Group based in Chicago. The company was managing approximately $25 billion in investment capital as of March 2015. Citadel is unquestionably the biggest alternative investment company. Griffin was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is an alumnus of Harvard University and holds a degree in economics. His interest in investment was triggered after reading a Forbes Magazine article. In 1986 still a freshman, he started offering his services to the interested fellow students. In 1987, he started a convertible bond arbitrage focused hedge fund comprised of contributions from friend and family. Frank Meyer, the inventor of hedge fund and co-founder of Glenwood Partners noticed his efforts and solid start. He supported Mr. Griffin Citadel concept with $1 million. After graduating from Harvard University, he established Citadel in 1990. The company enjoyed tremendous success and by 1998, the capital had grown from $4.6 million to $1 billion investment capital. Both the Forbes 400 and Fortune magazine have recognized Griffin success severally. He has an excellent track of record in financial investment running for over 38 years. He offers both managerial and leadership services to Citadel. He exercise joint decision- making and manages over 2500 employees. In the midst of his employees, it may be hard to recognize, Mr. Griffin, he mixes with them freely. He is a strong advocate of teamwork. He believes great innovative ideas can be established when different minds are brought together. According to Great Places to Work Institute findings, Citadel makes it to the top 10 list. Griffin motivates his employees through museum tours, personal gifts, free lunches, and fitness program. The company has an incredible talent development and retention program. He organizes seminars, workshops, and funds employees to attend paid conferences. He believes happiness in each employee will translate to increase in productivity. Speaking at the Milken Global Conference, he highlighted the need to invest in employees to develop a complex organization. He keenly evaluates marketing models before deploying them to the market. He led a highly trained team of professional to develop and launch Kensington Global Strategies. The strategy received the top honors at the Alternative Investment Awards. He is an active humanitarian; he has donated approximately $500 to support various institutions in Chicago. He helps needy undergraduate students to achieve their higher education dream. He gave a significant donation to Harvard University totaling to $150 million. To honor him, the University tagged one of its financial offices with Griffin’s name. He adores art, and various museums and artists have benefited from his donations and purchases. The Museum of Contemporary Art and Art Institute of Chicago are some of the benefactors. He is politically active, and he has donated to several politicians.

The Expensive High Rise In New York City

The growth in real estate throughout the Manhattan area is constantly growing and developing. In fact, it grew to more than 9.5% every year, and it has showcased some seriously fast growth in 7 short years. Around one in five homes that are available on the market today in Brooklyn and Manhattan can be considered a luxurious home. New York has shown through their real estate and current growth that they continue to attract locals and internationals into their market. Their current developments and current rent prices are continuing to get higher with the average rent price reaching $3,000+.

The Expensive High Rise In New York City

Renting Is Reaching High Prices

You’ll find that anybody who plans on renting in Manhattan will experience an expensive and heavy price per month. In the wake of potential overcrowding, the high rents can be the only way to avoid rooms being filled with over population.

Town Real Estate is truly one of the best companies in the industry today because of what they offer and the different types of systems she has in place. NYC Luxury real estate offers only top of the line services, developments, and current homes that can truly benefit affordable and still luxurious homes. Their top of the line homes developed at the moment are going to allow you to save some money and get a place ready in no time. Their current growth is developing every single year allowing for new people to experience some serious growth.

Town Real Estate is known for creating some of the most amazing developments and homes. The best part about Town Real Estate is that they are also continuing to develop their homes in new areas considering there are so many wonderful locations to live.

This area can be a bit expensive if you aren’t very much looking for the right offers. There’s so many great ways to save some serious cash, but with the right experience and knowledge, you can get yourself out there and truly achieve much success and save money on your next home or apartment. Town Real Estate works hard at coming up with only quality opportunities and services, and they strive to build unique homes that are top of the line and made of only quality foundations.

The constant growth and expensive prices are definitely growing, but you’ll find that it’s all about finding the right place for yourself.

Slyce to Unveil a New Mobile Visual Search Suite Product for Retailers

Slyce Inc is Visual Product search entity firm that plans to release a leading tool for the visual search to retailers. The company releases the search tool at Shop.org. Other related services still in development state will be released. The use of Slyce image recognition integrated into retailer’s e-commerce mobile apps will help clients to take an image in 3 or 2D, and then represent the photo to other matching items from the seller’s inventory. The searched products can be bought at the point of impulse. The technology enables visual searches among known world retailers such as Neiman Marcus, JCPenney and Home depot. Slyce plans to release this tool and related search products that help retailers interact with mobile consumers, increase revenues and know what buyers want.

There are several products in line for release

The universal scanner allows users to take an image or the surrounding and then match it with similar products online. The Slyce universal scanner technology handles real world image, barcodes, coupons and QR codes.

The Slyce Insight tool is a first search data analytic technology in the market that mines important data and image using contextual setup. The tool guides retailers on what buyers think of the visual search to improve their buying.

Snap To Coupon technology is an app that helps retailers to take an image of the printed coupon and turn it into an optimized mobile setup. It is stored in the app and reminds users to claim their bonuses before it expires or when they are near a retailer.

The Slyce Out Of Stock Mitigation Platform use attributes matching technique and helps to increase mobile sales. The tool abbreviated as BETA, provide an alternative to buyers who want products but they are out of stock. It uses complex visual relevance analysis to communicate.

Other launches

In addition to the above retailer platforms, Slyce expects to release other visual search consumer apps, such as the Pounce. This is a mobile shopping app. Crave is an addition visual search platform from Slyce used for boutique fashion discovery as well as the SnipSnap app a leader in Mobile coupon in the US.

Slyce Company produces 3D concepts in visual search technology and allows customers to engage in different apps. With headquarters in Toronto, Slyce offers its technology as white label visual searching setups that make sellers interact with buyers efficiently using mobile apps. The company develops apps used by big retailers as well as emerging ones.

Lime Crime: Deliciously Criminal Cosmetics and Hairspirations

The online Do-It-Yourself clothing, makeup and hair scene trend hasn’t been quite the same since Doe Deere, a NYC-based makeup artist, musician, model and lifestyle blogger made her electric presence known on Ebay in 2004, which at that time was all about her winsome, frilly, vintage clothing line–Thunderwear!–featuring completely reconstructed clothing to suit her highly eclectic, whimsical taste. Thunderwear! soon transitioned into the now well-known Lime Crime line, born from her favorite colors and color combination–lime green and hot pink–which became her signature for her Lime Crime eBay store. It did not take long–only several months later, in fact–for Deere and her larger-than-life creativity to outgrow the confines of eBay’s product presentation constraints and launch her very own world wide website, which she designed herself: LimeCrime.net.

Deere, whose legal name is Xenia Vorotova, began to dabble in makeup when she opened up her new website for the same reasons she began to design clothing. She wanted something different that most companies weren’t offering: loud, bold, bright makeup products in “cute packaging,” as she put it. Once she discovered the freedom of expression cosmetic artistry gave her, she was hooked, and the first ideas for her Lime Crime makeup products began to take shape. For the next few years, she posted fantasy makeup tutorials on LimeCrime.net and Doe Deere Blogazine, which generated more site traffic and enthusiasm than did her clothing line and led her to eventually let that go in favor of her newfound passion.

In October of 2008, Deere launched LimeCrimeMakeup.com under the slogan, “So Bright, It’s Illegal,” and quickly became known for her Lime Criminal Magic Dust Eyeshadow and her Unicorn Lipsticks, which featured unusual colors and came in bright purple tubes with sparkling unicorns, along with her original collections of eye shadow, glitter, blush and primers. The site, now LimeCrime.com, also introduced her new blog page, ILoveLimeCrime.com, where she currently spotlights fans, discusses fashion trends, offers tips on makeup and hair designs, and even offers glimpses inside LC headquarters, now located in Los Angeles.

These days, “The Queen of Unicorns” is as infatuated as ever with the creation of all things illegally bright and beautiful, though she now has a subdued eye, lip and nail color line for the new pastel-punk trend. LC’s “makeup for unicorns” features Deere’s Velvetine liquid-to-matte lipstick line and the attractively packaged Venus palette of unconventional, nu-grunge eyeshadow colors, both very popular with her customers, which includes professional makeup artists. LC’s site also offers a wide variety of other bold and matte eyeshadows and lipsticks, fun body and hair glitter, and nail polish available at Urban Outfitters

LC cosmetics are not only wildly original and beautiful, they are also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. LC also believes in giving back–and often. Their charities include: Girls, Inc., an education and positive reinforcement program for young girls; HOLA, an afterschool program for children in LA; Sanctuary for Families, a center for battered women; two animal charities; and the Red Cross.

The Successful Young Career Of Self-Made Billionaire Kenneth Griffin

Ken Griffin is a young American billionaire, and he’s the CEO and founder of the powerful worldwide investment firm known as Citadel. In May 2015, Ken had an estimated personal net worth of $6.6 billion at the young age of 46. He has been recognized in Forbes magazine for two different milestones. The first accolade is that Ken was listed in 2012 as part of the Forbes 400 list, and the same year Forbes listed him as one of the top earning hedge fund managers in the country, and he is likely one the top earning hedge fund managers in the world too. This isn’t too surprising considering Ken has been successfully managing hedge funds since he started investing money his freshman year at Harvard after reading some an investment articles in Forbes magazine no less. The next year he founded his first hedge fund, and he ran it out of his dorm room with satellite link he installed to get real time market information.

He is also well known for his work in philanthropy. Ken believes in kindness and giving back due to his faith, and he was raised in and is still a member of the Presbyterian church. One of his most noteworthy contributions was when he donated money to the tune of $150 million back to his alma mater Harvard’s financial aid program. He made this donation to Harvard in 2014, and at the time it was the largest recorded donation that Harvard had ever received. That isn’t his only work in philanthropy. His estimated contributions to other organizations over the years has been around half a billion dollars.

After Ken graduated from Harvard in 1989 with a degree in economics, he caught the eye of other investors like Frank Meyer. Meyer gave him about a million dollars to invest, and Ken was confident he could do well, and he did very well. The reason he needed to do well, and make a huge return on the investment for himself and Meyer, was because he had has ambitions set on founding what would be Citadel. Ken wanted to start a major hedge fund his first year out of Harvard and put his degree to better use financially. He was able to return the $1 million Meyer’s invested in him plus a rumored 70% return. Ken himself appeared to make the $4.6 million he used as startup capital to found Citadel.

He started Citadel in 1990 with $4.6 million that one can only assume he made off the investment given to him the previous year. Eight years later he turned that $4.6 million in initial Citadel investment capital into $1 billion in an investment capital and over 100 employees. Due to his success, and the success of Citadel, Ken has appeared a myriad of times in Forbes magazine, and in 2003 when he was only 34 years old, Ken was named the self-made man on the list. Ken’s wealth and influence continued to grow, and he proves hard and smart work can pay off big.

Simplify Your Life With Help From Handy

Life can be complicated in many ways. People often find themselves needing to accomplish many varied tasks each day including putting in a full work day, supervising children, keeping track of their finances and preparing a full list of daily meals. Most people also need to make sure that they have a clean house as well. A house needs to be tended to in order to avoid problems such as issues with messiness that may make it hard for the homeowner to meet their daily needs. This is why many people look for help from outside sources to make sure that they are getting their needs met.

One of the keys to making life easier is by looking for ways to simplify it. Focusing in on important tasks can help the person have the kind of life they want. One of the best ways to simplify any life is by looking for help. Those who need help to get their home cleaned will find that locating a cleaning company is made far easier with the use of an app called Handy. Handy is an app that allows the users to locate many potential cleaning companies that can come to their homes and clean them according to their exact specifications.

The use of Handy is ideal for someone who needs a cleaning company for help but is not sure where to begin to look. Letting someone into one’s home is not always an easy thing to do. The person hiring the company wants to be able to make sure that any company that comes to their house is fully reliable and can be trusted. All users will also want to make sure that any company they hire to clean their houses will be able to follow their exact instructions so that they can get the kind of results they want from hiring them.

Using Handy app can allow the user to relax and feel less stressed in life. They can be confident because they have been able to locate a company that will clean their house when they want it cleaned. Knowing that a house is clean the moment the owner walks inside can be greatly comforting. A homeowner is able to let go of their busy day for a few moments and walk inside knowing that the bathroom has been scrubbed, the day’s toys have been put away and they do not have a list of chores waiting for them once they are there. This can be important for someone who feels a great deal of stress in life and finds it hard to let go of the small things. Letting someone else take over for them can be very freeing and help them feel calmer and less anxious. They do not need to worry that they must immediately start cleaning the living room the second they walk through the door. This can help someone feel more confident and at ease as they go through their days.