Startups are Creating Brilliant Visual Search Programs

E-commerce is incredibly competitive. Even though there are millions of consumers looking to shop online, the numbers do not automatically mean retailers are capable of automatically grabbing a percentage of buyers. The retail website does need to contain features that make the shopping experience better for all parties. The arrival of visual search programs changes things. Visual search programs may be able to impact e-commerce in a positive manner to a tremendous – and positive – degree.

These programs have been developed by the brilliant designers working for a number of startups. The influence of these programs is turning out to be massive. Live Mint has published a solid article on the subject, and the article is incredibly insightful.

The way visual search software works is photos or images are used to find content or products. So, someone who takes a photograph or copies an image or a particular item of merchandise can use that photo or image to find a match. This replaces the common process of typing text to perform the search. The uniqueness of this type of searching is definitely being embraced by online retailers.

Slyce is one startup that has had an enormous impact on the development of visual search technology. Originally, the company developed a smartphone app to support visual searches on retail sites. The app proved very popular, and Slyce has expanded its scope to include many more apps and programs. Consumers definitely appreciate the programs Slyce have developed. Maybe the retailers like Slyce even more.

One Fortune 500 toy retailer signed a deal with Slyce. The revenues were extremely pleasing to the retailer. Customers seem to be reacting well to the programs Slyce developed. Slyce may be leading a revolution that other startups are following.

Businesses definitely are thrilled at the arrival of visual and image search software. Sales seem to do well when this technology is arriving on the scene. Visual search software makes it easier for consumers to locate a variety of different merchandise. Rather than being burdened with typing text and hoping the right search term was used, an image search makes things a lot easier. The easier it becomes to find merchandise, the less likely it becomes to lose customers. Customers have a tendency to make purchases from secondary choices when presented with visual depictions of them. In short, retailers make more sales thanks to the integration of visual search software.

Artificial intelligence-driven visual search technology also aid in making recommendations for customers. Retailers find this to be another enormous benefit, and another reason why retailers are growing fond of visual search software.

Tasty Meals and Treats for Your Best Friend

People talk about needing a balanced breakfast to start their day, and Beneful agrees with the sentiment: your dog deserves one too. But finding a balanced dog food for your best friend can be difficult; they knew that, and wanted to make it easier for you to get your hands on something that was both delicious and nutritious. That’s why they decided to make some.

Beneful proudly markets eight different brands of dry food, from those specially formulated for a growing pup, to a brand specifically designed for those who expend a great deal of energy. But Beneful doesn’t just provide dry dog food for your canine companions; they have over twenty different brands of wet food, and just like it’s dry counterpart, it’s all made with real ingredients. This is important: you eat real food, so why shouldn’t your pet?

And just like with people, dogs enjoy a little snack every once in a while. But not just any snack will do. You can’t go feeding them chocolate chip cookies, after all, and Beneful is well aware of that. That’s why Purinastore’s Beneful markets nearly a dozen different dog-treats in various sizes for different purposes, but all of them are dog-friendly and, if reactions are anything to go by, all sorts of tasty.

Beneful is the go-to brand for healthier, happier dogs. Because dogs love it so much they don’t realize they’re eating healthy, and their people love the price.

Each piece is filled only with natural ingredients, from real meats to real vegetables and grains; they are all omega-rich, contain antioxidants, and the only downside is that after feeding your pet Beneful, they may start to outpace you when you run together. But that isn’t really a downside to the Beneful brand unless you let it be, is it?


Mosquitoes Behave In Unusual Manner That May Make it Hard to Prevent Spread of Zika Virus


Health experts in the US predict that the Zika virus may make its way into the states as early as April or May. The virus is housed by a devious mosquito that feeds on human blood. During the day it looks for a human host, but at night it hides inside of closets and under beds.

In the US communities have protected themselves from mosquitoes that carry all types of diseases via pesticide fog that is sprayed by airplanes and trucks. However, a great deal of experts do not think this approach will be effective against the type of mosquito that transmits the Zika virus.

This is due to the fact that the Aedes aegypti mosquito hides on walls, in closets, and under bed which are all areas that pesticide will not reach. Therefore, fogging alone will not be enough to prevent the spread of the virus. Federal officials hope that routine garbage collection, air conditioning, and window screens will be enough to stop the Zika virus from becoming main spread although it is recognized that local outbreaks most likely will occur along the Gulf Coast which borders Central America.

WHO, the World Health Organization, has already declared an international health emergency after evidence was found that links the Zika virus to the development of microcephaly in infants. According to Brazilian doctor Sergio Cortes, pregnant women that contract the virus have a much higher risk of giving birth to a child with microcephaly, a condition in which the head of the infant is very small causing brain damage.

Healthy Food versus Human Food for Dogs

In a recent article, Craig Giammona of the Bloomberg News looked into the consumer trend of feeding pets more human-like food in order to improve their health and vitality. Though more skeptical pet owners and critics alike believe that giving dogs human-like food is ridiculous, and that it can’t possibly lead to better pet health; in many ways, they’d be wrong. Though table scraps are typically unhealthy for dogs in large proportions because they just don’t have the right nutritional balance for dogs, it’s still better for dogs to eat a balanced diet of whole grains, vegetables and lean meats in order to be healthy; very much like us humans do. However, dog bodies are noticeably different than ours, so the proportions of the foods they need are different, as is the vitamin and nutrient density. Therefore, it’s much smarter to feed your dog a food product like Purina Beneful, that features recipes that are a lot like the human food you eat, yet everything is in the right proportion to promote dog health.

In addition to wet food recipes like Roasted Meats, Mediterranean, Beef Stew and Romana, Beneful features dry food blends geared toward encouraging dog health throughout all stages of life. In addition to containing 100% of the vitamin nutrition your dog needs:

-Their puppy formula features extra calcium and DHA;

-Their adult formulas feature EFA’s, Omega’s and antioxidants;

-Their active dog formula contains protein-rich ingredients to build muscles and promote sustained energy; and

-Their weight management formula has 10% less calories than their original adult SmartBlend

-Available on Amazon and pet stores nationwide

Why Loving Pet Owners are onto Something

While it’s true that dogs do descend from wolves; even wolves eat the healthy whole grains and vegetables that are available in the wild. Though it’s been a gimmick for quite awhile to feed your dog only raw dog food from the meat section of the grocery store, science and nature don’t support this practice as something that’s healthy for dogs. In addition, though organic food is great for both humans and animals, it’s not always practical when it comes to long term storage or price. That’s why Purina features Beneful, a non-organic brand and is currently in the process of merging with Merrick Organic Pet Foods as well.


Encourage Accurate Mentions Of Your Organization With A Wikipedia Presence

If you are a high profile person or you run a notable business, people are writing articles about you and they are using Wikipedia for research. In some cases, writers are using Wikipedia entries word-for-word, assuming that everything on Wikipedia is accurate. In theory, Wikipedia contains only factual information, backed up by reliable sources, however, the reality is that people who volunteer to create Wikipedia entries have feelings and biases, and sometimes, the Wikipedia entries are negative and unflattering.

If you have yet to make a Wikipedia page, journalists will use another reliable source for their information about you or your company. A reporter from the New York Times or Wall Street Journal typically will call you to verify information, however, most bloggers will simply do a Google search and use whatever information they discover about you or your company. You need a Wikipedia entry that’s accurate, detailed and reliably sourced if you want people looking for information to get the facts. Get Your Wiki can make your personal or business Wikipedia page for you, done right, so it won’t get taken down. They can also monitor it for you, so there are no unauthorized edits from people looking to damage a reputation.

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George Soros Opinion About Donald Trump

George Soros has currently been in many media platforms due to his prediction of a crisis that is going to happen to the trade market. He relates the crisis to 2008 one and bets it might even be worse than that. He has gained a lot of respect from his unwavering success in the financial markets and also his intelligence in writing. He also has never lacked opinions concerning the world economic trends as they also emerge opinions about politics have never been short of him. He has also given his opinion about Donald Trump that is looking forward to vying for the presidency of the United States with the Republican.

Recently Forbes billionaire Soros had an interview with a United States television network named Bloomberg where he commented on Donald Trump’s participation in the election by saying that he thinks he is doing the work of the ISIS a terrorist group that attacked France in the year 2015. Since Soros is well known for his liberal mind, he argues out that that I the only way to trumps opinion polls were on the rise was because he was doing the work of ISIS. Trump has been using the France attack to get on the nerves of many people so that he gets more famous for the upcoming election in the United States. From his liberal mind Soros is most likely going to support a liberal leader .but he made his opinions on a light note as it was seen even with his interview in the franchise television.

Soros also related the rise of ISS to the crisis in Europe. Also, the crumbling of Middle East countries has played a part in the crisis. He makes a suggestion that Europe borders to be closed for all Muslims until the case of ISIS is over .they have made the life of Europeans hard as the attacks have had a great effect to middle east then escalated to Europe. Soros does not see the logic of trump association with the ISIS attacks to increase his number of supporters in the opinion polls. He is also for the suggestion to integrate all the immigrants and sees that as a mistake the German president did to allow refugees in the country.

Soros opinions have a lot of influence especially in the thinking of the European. Due to his philanthropic character, Forbes has ranked him number 16 on the Forbes top 400 while Trump has been ranked number 121.His worth is much more to that of Trump and it seems he’s is of an independent mind since he is allowed to say what he thinks about any topic. He appreciates that he has the power of an independent mind all because of his intelligence in the economic arena. He is not scared of terrorist despite him being in open society foundations. This makes him the best investment model of our time.


George Soros Predicts EU On The Verge Of Collapsing

Recently, George Soros made a prediction that the EU, European Union, is one the verge of collapsing. Let’s go over what he had to say.

Soros, the billionaire financier, said that the European Union is very close to collapsing, and this is because of the migrant crisis, as well as its management over the migrant crisis issue. The issue he was referring to is that more than a million migrants and refugees have arrived in the EU in 2015.

Soros said that one of the keys to solving the issue is Angela Merkel, who is the Chancellor of Germany. As you may remember, Merkel responded to the crisis by opening the border to refugees that have traveled from Syria and other parts of the Middle East. Soros said that he did welcome her move, but there was a lot to be nervous about.

Soros said that Merkel predicted that the EU was close to collapsing and that authorities in Europe were taught how to muddle through crisis after crisis, and the Greek crisis is what taught them. He added that this is more like kicking a ball up a hill and it ends up rolling right back down.

The German people are the ones who can stop Merkel’s prediction from coming true, according to Soros. He said that the Chancellor foresaw that there was the potential for the migrant crisis to wreck havoc in the EU, and that has now become the reality and the EU needs to be fixed.

Soros also said that the people of German must decide whether or not they are willing to accept the liabilities and responsibilities that come along with being a powerhouse in Europe.

The comments Soros made comes just as Alex Stubb had something to say about the crisis. Stubb, who is the Finance Minister of Finland, said that Germany’s policy was humane, but the free movement of Europeans is under threat, as well as the whole Schengen agreement. What he means by that is that Europeans generally are free to move from one European country to the next without passing through border checks and things of that nature.

Making the Break from North Korea

The hermit nation of North Korea is one of the most dangerous nations in the world. It doesn’t allow its citizens in or out of the country, while essentially brain washing those who live in the country with constant propaganda everyone on the outside of the nation knows is false, yet everyone on the inside of the country simply doesn’t know is going on. So, for those who want to make it out of the country, it is extremely difficult and even more dangerous. However, Yeonmi Park made it out. She stated in a book she wrote that she didn’t know what freedom was and just didn’t understand the concept. However, now she is free, and her book on Amazon“In Order to Live: A North Korean’s Girl’s Journey to Freedom” outlines all of it. In North Korea, for anyone looking to escape, there are two ways: down to South Korea and up to China. Escaping into South Korea is especially difficult due to the demilitarized zone that is filled with mines and is protected by soldiers from both sides of the border. On the other end, in China, it is not as protected and individuals need to escape by crossing the Yalu River, but there are countless agents within China who are looking out for those trying to escape. In 2007, Park crossed the river into China with her mother. At the time, Yeonmi Park was 13 years old and didn’t really know what to do after. They hadn’t seen what takes place on the outside of the country, so everything else did prove foreign to her. Remaining in China is not safe either. Without paperwork or other documentation, being able to move through China is difficult and often results in capture. Her and her mother eventually made it to Mongolia and took a plane to South Korea. Now, the sad part about the entire story is that she did have to change her name and other information about herself, especially while writing her book. Regardless though, the North Korean government treats family members of those who escape with extreme cruelty, often banishing them and future generations to work camps.

A Way to Window Shop from a Computer or Phone

Search engines will usually be a part of most people’s experience when they sit down to use the Internet. But people tend to use them without really giving much thought to the nature of those systems. But a recent article published in the MIT Technology Review might make people rethink everything they thought they knew about the technology.

The article begins by showcasing how little search engines have changed in the past twenty years. An entire generation has been born and come of age during that period. And in that time search engines have almost always been a simple box that people enter text into. This text is then matched against a list of items within a database. For such a vital part of most people’s computing experience it’s remained fairly primitive. There’s a good reason for that though. The next step up from there is to use a more intelligent system which would make use of deep learning and other aspects of artificial intelligence. And even the most advanced computer systems of the modern era are only just now reaching a point where that’s viable. And when it works it can be amazing. It can perfectly replicate the feeling of window shopping. For example, when on a website one might like a pair of boots and be able to get suggestions about outfits which would compliment them. All based on how things would look together.

But again, one of the biggest issue is the sheer computing power needed to run visual search or make use of the associated artificial intelligence techniques. Many companies are working on answers to the issue. But one company, Slyce, has come up with a solution that’s currently running on a number of different platforms. Slyce recognized that people would want to run visual searches from very underpowered devices such as phones. But even the most powerful smartphones can’t compete with the power of a desktop system. And desktops themselves aren’t able to really run efficient deep learning systems. But Slyce came up with a way to use a combination of distributed computing and advanced APIs to enable even the most underpowered devices to use visual searches.

Slyce developed a seamless technique which allows any program to be easily modified to communicate with their advanced data servers. These advanced servers can run all of the calculations on images in order to process them for a visual search. The end results are then seamlessly integrated into the program which made the initial request. This essentially allows Slyce to enable even the most underpowered device to run programs which make use of visual searches and deep learning technologies.

Fashion And Football Football

fans have been stuck with the general jerseys and generic shirts with their favorite team’s name on it, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are stepping up the game in more ways than one. Partnering with big labels like Victoria’s Secret, Nike Golf and Tommy Bahama, the Steelers have created a new line of sportswear, with an entire niche directly aimed for women. whether you’re dressing up for the game or just hanging out on your couch, the new line of fashion includes shirts, sweaters and comfy wear for all ages including some pieces for younger girls in pink and metallic yellow. Susan McGalla, the Steeler’s new director of strategic planning is just the woman to get this whole line started. McGalla grew up around three brothers and a father who coached football and taught her gender didn’t matter, if her ideas where good then she should push herself and not let anything stop her. She used that determination to land a job as a merchandise buyer for women’s clothing for American Eagle, and bounced her way around until she became president of their flag ship, and eventually president of the entire company. During her time at American Eagle she oversaw the launch of branch off brands such as 77Kids and Aerie. After a brief stint as CEO of Wet Seal, McGalla branched off on her own and created P3 Executive Consulting. Her consulting agency helps companies and individuals with branding, employment, finance and a myriad of other services related to the retail business. She happily took the job with the Steelers, and continues to run P3 while launching the Steeler’s brand new fashion line. McGalla’s focus is evolving with the fans and wants to find new waves to make them part of the organization. By creating a more upbeat fan line that not only caters to older fans with the traditional logo, she’s created a fashion line for fans who like bright colors and a bit more sparkle on their team logo. The Steeler’s entire new fashion line is featured in the shopping section of their newly launched team website.

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