Category: Tech News

Eyes On The Future: New Shopping Frontiers With Visual Search Technology

A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s an old age, but the advent of visual search engine technology has allowed users to beef up their search capabilities to get more accurate results. Now, visual search technology is entering a new frontier with big tech players teaming up with retailers to take the technology to new heights.

Although visual search technology has been around for awhile, more and more retailers are adding visual search capabilities into their apps. What began with snapping photos of barcodes and QR codes is now rapidly evolving into full photo recognition. Social media and marketing platforms merge with visual recognition to allow users quicker, easier access to information.

The technology allows users to take a snapshot of a product and then searches for the product by identifying the color, shape, and size through advanced neural networks. Along with search engine capabilities, some retailers are now beginning to combine visual search with mobile concierge technology. It’s like having your own personal shopper at your fingertips.

Slyce, a visual search company out of Toronto, is leading the way to the new frontier with new technologies in image recognition. The company launched its initial image recognition technology in 2013 and since then has partnered with top retailers to help shoppers have a more personalized experience within their mobile apps.

Slyce’s newest offering is the product of its partnership and acquisition of SnipSnap, a coupon app creator. Scout, a new couponing app, allows shoppers to snap a photo of a product they like and find the best deal from an aggregated list pulled from e-commerce websites and apps.

Along with photos of products, users can take a picture of a printed coupon and Scout will convert it to a mobile offer. No more searching through your wallet for coupons. This new technology allows shoppers to find all the best deals in one place.

These days it’s all about a user-friendly experience. Smartphones are expected to reach 6.1 billion users worldwide by 2020 and visual search technology is likely to overtake text search as an easier, quicker way to find products and information. Companies like Slyce are taking marketing to a new level by allowing retailers to give shoppers what they crave: fast, easy access to the products they want at the prices they need.

Talking With Talk Fusion

Talk Fusion is a communication device that offers video email product, among other social media solutions. The feature by Talk Fusion allows people to send crystal clear video messages via email. How cool is that?

Bob Reina, the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, started the company when he realized that he could not send a 10 second video to his friends. America Online said it was impossible and that was the birth of a grand idea. He achieved success by contacting an I.T friend who helped him achieve the impossible.

Before the discovery of this million-dollar idea, Bob was a police officer who practiced marketing as a part-time job. He is a smart individual who graduated first in his class. Bob has Criminology Degree form then university of South Florida.

Talk Fusion has been received well globally as an online content provider becoming 8th in the world. This means that it has surpassed big companies such as Yahoo, Viacom and MegaVideo. The communication service is available in over 85 countries, and continues to conquer other countries. The invaluable service offered by the company is something that the online community seemed to yearn for. Talk Fusion is a current member of DSA and DSEI in Dubai. The companies deal with professional and ethical practices related to direct selling.

With video becoming an integral part of an online experience, Talk Fusion has captured a niche that was much needed. It brings better service and at a relatively cheaper price than other rival communication companies. It has excellent graphics which relates directly to good quality videos. Of course, the better the device, the better the video. It is also very simple to use.

Talk fusion has made video conferencing, social networking and broadcasting a much easier and relatable experience with the simple-to-use feature. The company has the video email product which can be branded with the pre-made templates or company’s brands. The sender can then choose to include whatsoever message they wanted to send, and click ‘send’ to relay their message to intended recipient. Since the video is embedded in the email, it just takes a simple click to have this done. At a small fee, this is an absolutely amazing product that Bob Reina brought to the world of tech.

$50 Million in Funding Opens the Door to FreedomPop’s New Global Hotspot

FreedomPop is on the move globally. Ironically, thanks to a massive new round of investment raising, those who subscribe to FreedomPop services can also move around globally without losing their access to the service. FreedomPop is hard at work at developing a fantastic new global hotspot service.

The amount of the funding raises is a tremendous $50 million. The end result will be cheap global roaming. Anything inexpensive is sure to be met with enthusiasm by budget-conscious mobile users.

FreedomPop’s new global hotspot concept is going to deliver a lot of stiff competition to major cellular phone services. The big names in the cell phone service world are notorious for their massive roaming charges. FreedomPop’s affordable new global hotspot is going to eliminate all those costs.

The CEO of the Los Angeles-based company has said deals are being made with the 25 countries in Europe to make sure the low prices stay low. (Also, in time, FreedomPop wants to add another 40 countries to the list of participating regions) Travelers through the participating countries never have to feel they are locked out of the communications loop. They also won’t have to pay outrageous fees into order to use basic phone, text, and data service.

Access to the hotspot is afforded after paying a nominal fee of $49. This is a one-time fee. The SIM card required to access the hotspot is only $10, and the SIM card comes with free upgrades.

FreedomPop’s service is carried by Sprint in the United States and the Three network in the United Kingdom. T

The entire story can be found at Recode. Subscribers and potential subscribers should check the article out.