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Upwork Looks to Issue an IPO

Many companies in the technology sector are often in position to make substantial profits. Technology firms are always able to get adequate funding and capital from a number of investors. One of the companies in the technology sector that is capitalizing from this trend is Upwork. The company has recently received a considerable amount of funds to list itself on stock exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange. There have been a couple of other tech companies that have successfully completed this task such as Spotify and Dropbox. Each of these companies has issued an IPO and become a publicly traded company.

Upwork was formed in 2014 after a merger between two other companies. Previously, there were two companies known as Elance and oDesk that started up at the beginning of the 2000’s decade. By 2014, the two companies formed a merger and renamed the new entity as Upwork. Since its inception in 2014, Upwork has made over $200 million in revenues and $1.5 billion in work volume. As a result, it has been able to become the most successful freelance work websites in the world. Today, it has also developed a reputation as being among the most trusted and legitimate work from home sites around as well.

The company provides a website where both companies and freelance professionals can come together to complete projects. For freelance professionals, they can get work from the website by inquiring about different projects. They are assigned to complete a given project on a short term basis. For companies, they are able to easily hire professionals to do tasks for them at a reasonable fee. They can hire freelancers for a number of tasks such as designing and developing websites, writing articles, editing articles, providing bookkeeping services and also providing transcription services. Upwork has established itself as the leading freelance work site due to timely escrow payments between companies and freelancers, reliable feedback and a wide range of jobs and professionals available. With all of these characteristics, Upwork will likely continue to be among the most profitable freelance work platforms in the world.

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Malcolm CasSelle Builds New Endeavor on Blockchain Trend

Blockchain technology is the new sensation sweeping the world of cryptocurrency. This is for two reasons: it eliminates fraud, and significantly reduces fragmentation. Fraud is a downside to every major industry but is especially troublesome for cryptocurrency as all transactions are digital. To combat this epidemic security companies are used to vet users, but in reaching out to a third party the system becomes bogged down. This is fragmentation and it slows transactions to a crawl. In the past many have speculated that cryptocurrency is the future of traditional banking. This will never be true as long as fraud and fragmentation exist. Blockchain’s simple solution dispenses with both which has huge implications on the virtual currency world. This is why Malcolm CasSelle is so excited about it.

Malcolm CasSelle is a global entrepreneur, avid businessman, and innovator with a storied career in the digital world. Starting out in 1995, as a fresh-faced university graduate with a master’s in computer science, CasSelle formed his first company NetNoir. In the decades that followed he became a major player in Japanese companies, holding several top-level positions, and forming other successful companies. In 2017 he became CIO of OPSkins, a worldwide leader for in-game asset sales. He remains there to this day but now with the introduction of OPSkins new P2P platform WAX CasSelle puts on another hat. Acting president of Worldwide Asset eXchange. What makes WAX so special? It uses blockchain technology to facilitate cross-game trading.

In a recent interview CasSelle spoke about his excitement for blockchains. Apparently, CasSelle had been following the trend since its inception. Malcolm CasSelle was an early stage investor in Bitcoin, Zynga, and Facebook so he has a good nose when it comes to new tech. “Blockchain’s are internet 3.0” CasSelle stated, “They fix so many problems with cross border transactions.” According to CasSelle millions of these transactions occur everyday so blockchain’s are an obvious innovation. He has high hopes for WAX, and sees the platformer doing very well. Developing WAX was a no brainer for CasSelle. “We were basically building our competition,” He said, “If we had not someone else surely would have.”

Robert Deignan Shares What To Do When You’re Using Too Much Technology

Robert Deignan is a Miami/Fort Lauderdale-based businessman who works in the technology industry. He co-founded ATS Digital Services, LLC, in the fall of 2011 and is its chief executive officer. His company can take remote control of his customer’s computers, fix any issues such as malware and viruses, and also speed them up. They can also help customers with just about every type of tech device out there such as smartphones, televisions, and activity trackers. He graduated in 1995 from Purdue University with a degree in business management.

He says that while he’s in the technology industry he knows that there are downsides to technology. Robert Deignan points to all of the people walking down the street, riding a bus, or even driving their car who are staring at the glowing rectangle of their phone. Tack on that many people have jobs where they stare at a computer screen for eight hours a day and people are spending way too much time staring at screens.

It’s just plain common sense that constant consumption of anything is not going to end well. Robert Deignan says that way too many of us need to develop a better, healthier relationship with technology. He shared a UC Irvine study that showed that back in 2004 workers that it was ever three minutes they would shift their attention to another task. That went down to 1 minute and 15 seconds in 2012 and, as of 2014, it was just 59.5 seconds.

It’s not just any one thing that people pay attention to throughout the day. It’s streaming videos, social media, games, tablets, and smartphones combined that distract people throughout the day. Robert Deignan says that a lot of people just don’t focus on anything during the day, while at work or in their personal lives.

He says his point isn’t to eliminate technology from your life, especially as it’s so essential nowadays. Rather, he suggests putting limits on your use of technology and how much time it is you’re spending staring at screens. By taking control you will actually make yourself more productive, not less, and connect with the people in your life.

http://alivenewspaper.com/2018/05/6-home-gadgets-insights-robert-deignan/

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Unique Entrepreneur Doe Deere

Doe Deere is the founder of Lime Crime and Poppyangeloff. This amazing entrepreneur wanted to make a difference in the fashion world by allowing everyone to express themselves however they feel like. The styles and colors you can find in all of Doe’s lines will be loud and vibrant to help any person feel comfortable and express their choice as brightly as they choose. Everything that Doe creates is cruelty-free and vegan. The cosmetics line consists of lipstick, nail polish, eyeshadows, and even hair dye in colors you cannot get from most other cosmetic lines.

Doe Deere has recently given birth to a baby girl and announced a couple of big changes. She sold her company but is planning on staying as an active board member to assure that the brand stays dedicated to its customers and their individuality. Also, she has decided to create her own jewelry line with the same idea of helping her customers express themselves in ways that other lines will not. Deere understands that there are people out there with tastes much different than others and she has opened the world of fashion and jewelry up to those who cannot find what they like elsewhere.

There has been a space in the sales market for items that are considered unique and different for a while. People are beginning to expand their minds and their tastes and many designers are not yet comfortable creating colors and designs that are outside what is considered fashionable and popular. Doe Deere has given a gift to those who style outside the norm and provided the freedom to express those style choices. Whether you like bright pinks, purples, greens, and blues or like surprising those around you, there is something for you within the lines that Doe Deere has created. You no longer have to search into the depths of the internet to find the hair color or the lipstick that you could not find on any of the regular websites. Thank you, Doe Deere, for giving the Unicorns of the world a sure-fire place to get what they need to thrive.

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Louis Chenevert: The Indispensable Think Tank

Louis Chenevert was born and raised in the Canadian French-speaking city of Quebec. In 1979, he graduated from HEC Montreal with a Bachelor of Business Administration in production management. He was conferred an honorary degree by HEC Montreal in 2011 and later on in 2014, he attained an honorary degree by the Concordia University. Following his graduation, he joined General Motors where he worked as the general production manager for 14 years. He joined Pratt &Whitney Canada in 1993, where he worked his way up from the vice-president of operations to the President of the company in 1999. Later in 2006, He became the President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of the United Technologies Corporation in 2006, and was entitled as Chief Executive Officer in 2008. He was appointed as the chairman of the board in 2010. Louis Chenevert joined the Board of Directors of Cargill Incorporation in 2011.

Louis Chenevert has previously served in other top responsibility jobs including, as the Executive Committee of The Business Council vice chairman in 2011 and 2012. In 2015, he was voted as the co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation upon serving the board since 2008. He is also working as an Exclusive Adviser in the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs since 2015. He is also a co-founder of the United States Friends of HEC Montreal Foundation. He is also the Chair of HEC Montreal International Advisory Board and the Chair of the Yale Cancer Center Advisory Board. The United Service Organization in 2013 awarded Louis the Distinguished Service Award. In 2009, he was awarded the Honor Award by the National Building Museum.

Louis Chenevert’s career life can be summed up as successful. When he joined United Technologies Corporation as the CEO, the company’s price per share rose from $37 to $117 which increased the shareholders capital and accompanying dividends. His extensive expertise saw him relocate engineers to Connecticut to enable the application for necessary skills; a move that would have led to the laying off of hundreds of engineers had another company in the industry faced the same situation. He steered the company to stabilize its portfolios that provide to the diverse users in various markets.

http://releasefact.com/2018/05/louis-chenevert-inspiring-story/

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers on Hit “Closer”, and Working with Halsey

Now focusing on expanding their live shows, honing in on popular social media tags, and growing their voice in new ways, pop duo The Chainsmokers are relishing in the success of hard work and collaboration with top artists such as Halsey in their new single “Closer”.

One day Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers were hanging out after Andrew had hit the gym listening to the “Young and Free” playlist on Spotify, ending up disappointed because everyone sounded the exact same in terms of style, having no real distinct voice. Thinking of a creative new idea for a song, they decided to make something that was based on real life experiences more than based on trying to fit in. Andrew was from a “podunk” town in rural Maine and went to school with extremely wealthy / rich girls who he had grown up trying to impress and hook up with, later to be unimpressed.

 

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Thus, the idea for “Closer” was about hooking up with an ex who they bumped into at a bar and how unique it is to already know everything about each other and the types of feelings that get stirred up from that type of relatable experience.

Both Andrew and Alex were DJ’s who were into electronic music well before it became as popular as it is today (with artists like Aviccii, David Guetta, DeadMau5, etc). Alex was just DJing as a side-gig in order to make a little extra money and have fun, and who eventually quit after being introduced to Andrew from his DJ after his former bandmate had parted ways with him (still retaining The Chainsmokers name).

The two got along so well, in fact, that their initial success led to them to work with the chart-topping artist Halsey. They mention that they love her voice because it’s so unabashedly unique and true to herself and that she was a perfect fit for the hit “Closer”.

https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/The-Chainsmokers-Launch-Production-Company-Set-13364384.php

The Revolutionary Effects Of Jeunesse Products

A couple of years ago, Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis took it upon themselves to help aging individuals enjoying the latter years of their lives. Wendy had enjoyed a successful career in medical practice management while Randy was a widely acclaimed computer scientist. He was at the heart of numerous IT projects for major firms including NASA and ICCA.

The duo was enjoying their retirement when they made the choice to build Jeunesse. The firm has had great success as their products have proved to be decisive. It is only a matter of time before they create a household brand. More than just survive Randy and Wendy are looking to offer their services for the long haul. Here’s what you can expect from Jeunesse’s products.

Better Memory

CERA-Q and I-theanine are used to create a supplement that helps to improve the concentration and memory of consumers. MIND, the end product, aptly helps the old guard to regain their self-esteem that takes a hit when memory loss sets in. Silkworm cocoons are the source of the proteins that make up the supplements.

Radiant Skin

Wrinkles always indicate the advent of old age. This can be a thing of the past for consumers who choose to use the luminesce anti-aging skin care line. Consistent use of this product will restore their youthful radiance while at the same time bring back a unique glow. On the other hand, clients can consider the Instantly Ageless micro cream to take care of under-eye bags. This can then be capped off with an airbrush finish from NV Foundation.

Enhanced Energy

The team at Jeunesse also recognized the lack of energy among clients. They looked to counter this with effective supplements. Nevo, a fruit juice with no artificial flavors, has proved to be a refreshing energy drink. It is available in four amazing formulas. The AM and PM Essentials are their other supplement that will give you a new lease on life. Apart from the restored energy, they will help improve one’s mood and ensure that they enjoy a restful sleep.

With these products, Jeunesse is on the way to achieving their goals. They have also established a generation young team that works to empower their clients. With plans to reach out to the global market, their desire to help consumers feel and look young will surely be achieved.

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Entrepreneur Vijay Eswaran Gives His Views On The US-China Trade Dispute

 

Malaysian businessman Vijay Eswaran is the executive chairman of the board of directors for QI Group, a company he established in 1998. His company, based in Hong Kong, sells many products including personal care, weight management, fashionable accessories, nutritional supplements, energy, and home care. QI Group’s products are sold in many nations including across Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeastern Asia. He is also a public speaker and philanthropist.

As an international businessman, Vijay Eswaran weighed in on the tit-for-tat tariff fight going on between the United States and China. Looking at Donald Trump’s position he summed it up as, “…when you are down, you can’t lose!”. He said that China doesn’t really have a whole lot to retaliate with given they only buy around $130 billion in American goods each year. The United States, meanwhile, has an additional $400 billion that they could tariff.

Vijay Eswaran says, though, the trade relationship between the United States and China is so complicated, especially when it comes to the technology sector, that he doesn’t think the feared doomsday scenario is likely to happen. The largest issue is the Made in China 2025 initiative. In that initiative, they require foreign companies who want to do business in China to transfer technology to Chinese firms. There is also no intellectual property protections in China.

He says that if Donald Trump wants to actually beat China than how he’s going about it is completely wrong. Vijay Eswaran says that it is in America’s best interests to instead strengthen its traditional international alliances and work with them to address the grievances with China that they all have. Trump needs to act quickly, though, because if things drag out beyond the midterm elections at that point America’s political landscape is going to experience a huge shift which could favor China.

The Influence of Dick DeVos in Grand Rapids

Dick and Betsy DeVos have devoted much of their adult lives to producing real change in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The couple are well-known within their state as providing mega donations to the GOP. As major donors to the party, their political influence can be seen in significant changes in state laws that have affected both labor and education.

 

One of the earliest instances of Dick DeVos exerting major influence in the Grand Rapids area came in 1991. At the time, investors in Grand Rapids were planning on building a multi-purpose arena that would house both sports and convention gatherings. The location being considered was right in the middle of downtown Grand Rapids.

 

Dick DeVos was not in favor of that planned expansion. According to DeVos, he was worried about the potential detrimental affect that the convention center might have on the downtown area. DeVos compared the potential convention center’s construction to the construction of the Pontiac Silverdome and Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit. Downtown Detroit experienced a profound loss when the Lions and Pistons left the city. DeVos did not want the same fate falling upon Grand Rapids with the building of the multipurpose convention center.

 

Although DeVos was still working on making his way to the position of CEO in Amway Corp., a company owned by his family, he immediately started a lobby campaign against the convention center’s opening. As a result of DeVos’ campaign efforts, a group of business leaders formed Grand Action, which in turn paved the way for several construction projects in Grand Rapids. The construction of the Van Andel Arena, the DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids City Market, Michigan State University’s medical school and the DeVos Performance Hall are credited towards positively influencing a city trying to build their downtown and halt suburban sprawl.

 

Dick DeVos is also credited with changing the face of the Grand Rapids airport. When he cold-called AirTran Airways’ CEO to discuss the company coming to the Grand Rapids’ airport, it proved to be a fateful call that would ultimately completely change air travel for the entire West Michigan area. Shortly after AirTran Airways came to Grand Rapids, it was purchased by Southwest. DeVos was part of an essential group of businessmen credited for convincing Southwest to stay and lower their air fares.

 

After successfully convincing Southwest to remain in the area, Dick DeVos established the West Michigan Aviation Academy with his wife. Dick DeVos, who is a longtime pilot, was also elected to the top board of the Federal Aviation Administration in 2017. Membership is given to respected leaders among those who work in operation, policy, and businesses related to aviation.

 

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Chainsmokers member, Alex Pall, reveals all in chat with Interview Magazine

Alex Pall, one half of the acclaimed duo the Chainsmokers, recently sat down with Interview Magazine to reveal a lot about his success and inspiration for music making. Starting with small DJing gigs around New York City, Alex soon realized that music was becoming an important part of his life. He mentions how he was at an art gallery and had an epiphany that dance music was consuming his life and that he wanted to give a music career a real shot. That’s when his manager introduced him to Andrew Taggert, another aspiring music maker, to form the duo that we now know today as the Chainsmokers. The two had instant chemistry. Alex mentions that they first started chatting about the kind of artists they listened to growing up. This soon turned into a conversation about their hopes and ambitions as musical artists. Alex reveals a telling anecdote about their work ethic when he says, “it wouldn’t be like, ‘Hey man, I’ll see you next week’ …It was like, 9 AM to 7 PM, we got together every day and worked on music and creating our identity as artists.” One way that the pair are trying to establish this unique identity as artists is by stepping out from behind the DJ booth. Their new single “Closer” features Andrew as the main vocalist. This is not very common these days and really sets the Chainsmokers apart from other electronic DJs who generally hire unknown vocalists to accompany their tracks. Pall mentions how their songs are about them, so why shouldn’t they be writing and singing their own lyrics. He indicates that when writing a new song, they all sit together in a room, throwing ideas out. Sometimes they write the entire song on their own, sometimes they have some help, but in then end it is always about them. This new approach of making electronic music more personal could set the trend for new wave artists to add more personal touches to their creations. Considering the success of Alex and Andrew, it seems a lot of fans of the genre would welcome it.

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