ClassDojo Grows App with New Funding

ClassDojo, a free communication app for teachers and parents, has just finished their second round of fundraising. This second round closed at 21 million, which will help the app grow their team and expand their features. This app has grown tremendously over the years from its initial application and has matured into a full-fledged classroom communication and collaboration app with extra resources.

ClassDojo sets itself apart from other apps. Most educational tech focus on lesson planning and grade book management. ClassDojo is communication platform that helps to connect the classroom and home in an innovative way. With such constant communication, it makes those quarterly parent teacher conferences obsolete. Sam Chadhaury and Liam Don are hoping to grow the at school and at home features. They want the app to guide the conversations at home between parents and children.

The popular app can be used to create a positive classroom culture through acknowledgement of positive behaviors or sending photos or videos of those precious classroom moments. Often teachers do not have the chance to make all the positive calls, but ClassDojo gives them the chance to “catch them doing the right thing.”

The 25 employee start up has kept the focus on getting the app out to more people, because they have yet to generate profits, yet. User data has never been an option to make profits. Student privacy has always been a concern. They hope to grow the app and create features at home that parents would like to purchase.

The investors have seen the growth of ClassDojo like that of a social network. The messaging, exchange of moments, and other communication features allow parents, students, and teachers to exchange information on progress easily. When the company does choose to make money, they want to make sure that they are making money on features that parents or teachers needs. ClassDojo has always been focused on making both job’s easier in staying connected. Some of the ideas would be like buying yearbooks or paying other fees or maybe transactional features like school lunches or field trips.

Bob Reina Brings Talk Fusion to Life

Talk Fusion’s CEO Bob Reina was once just another guy with an idea. He was dreaming up ways to make his work in marketing easier when he stumbled across some data. Data showed that advertisements with videos worked much better than advertisements that relied solely upon text. Combining videos into email lists seemed like the next big idea. However, Reina quickly found out that there were no platforms that currently offered the ability to embed videos into messages. So Reina decided to get a group of developers together and thus Talk Fusion was born.

Talk Fusion is a marketing portal for those that want to push their ideas and products to entirely new levels. Talk Fusion, established by Reina, gives you the ability to put together comprehensive email lists that include professionally formatted emails with embedded videos into the body. Research shows that embedded videos lead to click-throughs which lead to, you guessed it, more potential sales and customers.

To use Talk Fusion to its maximum ability you’ll need to first come up with a video that properly sends the message that you are trying to communicate. You can create your video with as little as a webcam or you can outsource the entire operation to a professional company, either way — the choice is yours. Once you have the video ready all you need to do is navigate into the Talk Fusion portal and embed your video into your email. From there you can follow several tutorials to create a well written, researched, and focused email that can be summarily sent to those on your targeted mailing list.

As far as cost goes, Reina made sure to keep Talk Fusion affordable. All you have to do is pay a one time fee and then follow up with a small monthly fee for as long as you are using the program. There are libraries of information inside of the portal that will help you long after you get used to the Talk Fusion portal. You can take those ideas and that information with you into the future in order to make your company succeed.

 

Securus Technologies Puts GTL’s Wrongdoings Into The Limelight

Securus Technologies, Inc., a leader in technology solutions for civil, criminal justice, investigation, public safety, corrections and monitoring announced that it will release reports that will confirm wrongdoings and breach of integrity by Global Tel Link. The CEO of Securus Technologies affirmed recently that Securus respects the rules of operation in the industry in serving law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, inmates and their family members. Securus aims to outline various wrongdoings by GTL in the next six months to shame what Securus refers as lack of integrity.

For example, when GTL served Louisiana Department of Corrections with telecom services to many of their inmates, an investigation by the Louisiana PSC on GTL actions found that GTL programmed the clocks to add either 15 or 36 seconds in each call which is both unlawful and unauthorized. GTL programmed the telephones to rate calls based on higher rates and not based on PSC rate caps. GTL use the add-on programs which is considered most problematic.

Securus Technologies serves thousands of law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities to offer secure, powerful and simple technology solutions to promote accessibility and effectiveness. Securus Technologies has now turned to acquire JPay Inc. JPay Inc. is a market leader in digital payments systems, email services and various entertainment and educational related apps in various correctional facilities. According to the Rick Smith, JPay will bring its innovative team to Securus Technologies and together the companies will forge forward for a continued success.

The deal will help Securus Technologies to offer anything software-based needed by correctional agencies to smoothen their operations and connect inmates with their families. JPay’s CEO, Ryan Shapiro emphasized that the company always wanted to expand it portfolio and services it offers to its clients and the deal with Securus will provided the company with the opportunity to do so.

Talk Fusion Ingenuity is Unparalleled

 

Talk Fusion, a leader in video marketing solution, lunched the much-anticipated 30-day free trial in more than 150 countries and also in nine different languages. This new product was quite significant to all its potential customers as they were given a chance to try the product for a month risk-free.

Talk Fusion is a dedicated company that always strive to help other business grow. Talk Fusion patent-pending video technology has enabled many to connect and is changing lives. There are various independent associates of the company that market Talk Fusion products person to person in over 150 countries worldwide.

The company was established in 2007 by the founder Bob Reina, who is the CEO. Talk Fusion was the first to use the Instant Pay Compensation Plan. Bob Reina was significant in achieving this milestone. Bob wanted a plan that paid people instantly since he did not like the idea of waiting too long for the commissions.

Talk Fusion has the highest ethical practices when it comes to business practices. The company is a member of the Prestigious Direct Selling Association. The CEO Bob Reina is a visionary and believes that copious success requires great responsibility.

The company always gives back to the community with the CEO Bob leading the charity work. Bob is also an animal lover and has adopted a large number of dogs and cats at his home. Bob is a member of the board of directors of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, an organization that helps stray animals find permanent homes. Bob has donated more than a million dollars to ensure that the cause is successful.

Talk Fusion has also won of lots accolades a were the recipient of the prestigious WebRTC Product of the Year Award as a result of their innovative product. The ingenuity of Talk Fusion groundbreaking work on video chat has seen the company get the recognition it deserves.

Bob Reina has for many years been dedicated, and his success has come the old fashion way which is working hard. He has always been farsighted, and this has been significant in his achievements. Bob is a believer and is a resilient individual that never quit.

Time Warner May Buy Into Hulu To Prevent Next Day Streaming

Bad news for those who rely on Hulu to watch public broadcasting, the streaming website might be getting read of its next day streaming option. Most people who drop their cable or satellite packages rely on Hulu as a backup, but a new report published originally by the Wall Street Journal suggests that the streaming giant might be dropping this option for some of its programming.

According to the report, Time Warner is looking into purchasing a quarter of Hulu’s stock so that it can stop the streaming service from offering current season of premium and network television. The leading cable provider is concerned that Hulu’s next day streaming option is increasing the rate at which people like Jon Urbana and others in Colorado are dropping cable.

Now that Hulu is available on almost every streaming platform and many devices such as Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku many people have decided to drop their premium television providers and instead rely on a combination of Netflix and Hulu.

Although many networks are embracing the change in technology and broadcasting such as CBS and HBO by offering their own streaming apps, others are still balking against the change and fighting for cable to come back on top.

Hulu currently boasts over ten million subscribers and it is likely the company would survive without next day streaming, but it is likely that their numbers would drop drastically if they chose to cut out the service.

Handy Is The Best Choice For Those Who Need A Service Performed In Their Home

Even with $38 million in funding, Homejoy Inc. was not able to stay on top of their business and keep pressing forward because they have now filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy news comes not too long after the company announced in a blog post that they would be shutting down. Homejoy Inc. is stating that one of the biggest reasons for their downfall is because of the regulations in certain areas, which want a reclassification of their workers as regular employees as opposed to being independent contractors. Having to classify someone as an employee would easily raise Homejoy’s overall worker costs tremendously, which may have ultimately led to closing the business.

Although Homejoy Inc. will no longer be in business, Handy, a competitor, is still doing well, especially in the home cleaning area. Many persons want their homes cleaned, especially since they have to divide their time between work, family, and chores around the home. Some simply don’t have the time to clean their homes when it’s necessary, and if a big event is coming up, it’s a good idea to get a home cleaning service in place of taking the time to do the cleaning one’s self. Handy has many certified home cleaners that are very professional and know exactly how a home should be cleaned.

Those that work for Handy as a home cleaner have the training that brings them up to Handy’s standards as well as some experience of their own. Many home cleaners have done the work for years, so experience is not a problem. Once a family chooses to get home cleaning services, then they simply need to go to the Handy website and book the cleaning services for some time in the future. It’s possible to get someone out to clean a home just one day later, so those with time restrictions can still be assisted. Handy not only cleans homes but has many different home services that are listed on their website, and it’s a good idea for those who need any kind of work done in their home to take advantage of Handy’s services.

About FreedomPop’s Expansion Into International Markets

FreedomPop is the pioneer and most respected mobile virtual network operator. In a recent press release, it made an announcement that it would be offering discounted mobile phones and free mobile phone communication services. FreedomPop said that customers who signed up for its services through November 2015 could also pick up a Motorola E smartphone for only $40 which is a $190 discount. On the other hand, customers could also pick a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone for just $100 which is a $350 discount on its normal selling price. Although the phones were refurbished and not the very latest at the time, they included support for LTE services which is a requirement for running on Sprint’s network.

Upon buying, customers were allowed to enjoy one free month of unlimited talk time, internet and messages. After exhausting the free goodies, they were allowed to subscribe to the company’s offer of 500 megabytes of data, 500 call minutes as well as 500 text messages. The company was launched in 2012 and after a few months since the announcement was made, it expected to hit 1 million customers.

A few months before the announcement, the company had made a funding deal from Intel Capital, and it planned to use the funds to expand its smartphone portfolio. The funding came just after another $10 million investment it had received from a major mobile phone operator in the Asian region. The second funding was scheduled to enable the company start offering free mobile phone services and plans to millions of people in the Asian region.

FreedomPop, as the name suggests, is all about freedom. It is a wireless mobile phone and wireless internet service provider based in the United States. Since it started, it has been providing wireless data, text and voice services on two major mobile phone networks.

The company also made announcements that it was entering the UK market with similar services using the country’s Three mobile network. The entrance was successful and just like anticipated, the UK market embraced the new service with open arms. In the future, the company intends to enter other international markets with the same model. The company’s founders firmly believe that their model is what the whole world has been waiting for regarding cheap communication via the mobile phones. In the recent couple of years, the company has also been able to make very tremendous steps when matters related to getting funding for expansion are concerned.

Employees Safety and Protection in the Current Economy

Handy is an experienced company that deals with all types of home services. To get these quality services, book on their free app and get experienced personnel’s working for you. Services provided by Handy.com ranges from plumbing, furniture assembly, interior house painting and cleaning services.

Handy has experienced professionals who are registered and insured. Handy.com has qualified professionals’ who works in a friendly manner, putting into practice and observing the code of ethics. Handy offers a full reverse of money paid to them if the client is not satisfied with the work done.

Oisin Hanrahan, the Chief Executive Officer of Handy, works to provide education and training to employees. Hanrahan focuses mostly on employees’ protection from market disruptors. Currently, Handy is facing rapid growth and its evolving at a higher rate. The growth of country’s economy is affecting independent workers.

Good Work Code and call for portable benefits are the only initiatives that can offer safety and stability of employees in their security of full-time jobs. Greg Nelson, a former President Obama adviser, led a coalition that supports flexibility and benefits for workers who works on contract basis.

Greg coalition mobilized Chief Executive Officers of big companies such as Handy, Lyft and Instacart to unite capitalists with policy and academics professionals. The coalition agenda was based on urging employers to provide their employees with safety insurance, without considering the job assigned to them. Greg viewed this as a way of advocating for equity among the workers.

The policy should cater to the employees when they seek medical attention and when they are in need of professional growth. In the letter released by the coalition, workers should have a simple way of receiving benefits accrued to them.

The Good Work Code initiative campaign focuses on guiding companies that offer their services online into the observance of stability, safety, and advancement opportunities. Companies such as VetPronto and Care.com subscribed to this campaign.

In conclusion, employees should be accrued portable benefits and Good Work Code. Increased benefits will motivate employees to work more carefully and offer quality services to clients. Provision of portable benefits should not major on job classification.

For more information visit:

http://www.govtech.com/applications/Rise-of-Gig-Economy-Spurs-Calls-for-New-Workers-Protection.html

Coriant Making Impact in the Market

A company will do everything possible to make an impact in the market. This includes hiring the right staff and equipping them well for the work. This has been the case of Coriant since it was formed in 2013. It gained independence from Nokia Siemens Networks in 2013. This was under Marlin Equity Partners who are the owners. In the same year, they were merged with Sycamore and are still being managed by the Marlin Equity. This kind of merger has made the company to grow in leaps and bounds through the trust people have with its products. The new CEO is also a great promise to the firm as he has a great level of experience.

Specialization

The vibrant company has a number of products it sells. This includes hardware and software products used in optical transmission. It is used for voice, mobile networks and data in the Backbone network. The products are used in optical multiplexing, electrical cross connection and multi service provision. They also specialize in products used in planning and management functions. This has helped offer quality, efficient plus fully flexible data connectivity in any office or company.

Benefits of Coriant

It uses a technology to make the different products. This is due to the innovation in the proven packet optical. A pluggable optical layer have also been renovated and improved to make an excellent product. This has helped foster business in different firms. Due to the experience of the specialists who are involved in the work, a client is sure of getting the best products.

Over the years, they have maintained a steady network service for the clients. The availability has also been proven to be good in promoting connectivity. The different products have also been proven to be of a cheap price. The different solutions offered include the Coriant Transcend, 7100 Packet Optical Transport Solutions and mTera Universal Transport platform.

Shaygan Kheradpir ability and creativity

The life of Kheradpir has been decorated with achievements. This has made him to be a coveted specialist in terms of management and leadership. In 2014 he was the CEO of Juniper after having served in the Barclays PLC. The telecommunication veteran takes the leadership of Coriant after having served as the operating partner of the Marlin Equity Partners. He takes over officer from Pat DiPietro and is determined to make the company a big player in the market. This will make the optical transport vendor to grow through his creative and highly experienced mind.

Financing Has Come To Handy

Home cleaning is a popular service that home owners look for but can not seem to find for a reasonable price, if even found at all. Handy is a relatively new mobile phone application that has tons of listings for home owners all around the world. There are 28 cities that Handy hosts its services in. Handy has got its hands on fifty million dollars to use for financing purposes. Handy is going to expand its scope of 28 cities into many more over the next year, with a deadline placed at the end of 2016.

Handy is the best performing company of its type. Many competitors have tried to take over the home cleaning sector to no avail. Handy has succeeded because of the close monitoring that is performed in all of the areas where Handy works. Less than three percent of all of the people who have applied to Handy have been accepted onto the app, making it one of the most selective companies in the world.

There are not many full-time workers on Handy, which leaves more room for people who work other jobs and need the extra money. Handy is easy to work with, as the penalties for changing the time of a cleaning service appointment are not that high as long as the client approves of it.

Handy takes about a 20 percent cut of the money charged for the cleaning services. Handy has fortunately grown to scale and is expected to reap more profits as it expands its range.