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The Performance of Slyce In The Last Quarter of 2015

As loyal customers and investors, the recent Slyce has come up with many mobile apps that raise interests as to how the company performed in last financial year, ending 31st October, 2015. The company released them and are available for scrutiny at

The reports released take two forms, namely: business reports, technological advancements and ordinary financial statements. Below is a summary of the three reports.

Business Reports

Slyce made major achievements during the financial year which ranged from entering into deals with investors and improving existent and developing new visual search software. The major announcements declared included:

Partnership with SHOES.COM

Slyce entered into a partnership with online footwear retailer SHOES.COM and North American online shoe retailer Under the agreement, Slyce will be able to market its products to many people as they will be used to take pictures of ladies’ shoes and uploaded to the website where similar items can be identified and delivered to the customers.

Neiman Marcus

Fashion retailer extended the use of Slyce technology to all its product lines. Initially Neiman Marcus had an engagement where only a limited number of items could be accessed via Slyce apps. However, with the new NM app, Neiman Customers can take 3D photos of any products and match them with those available at Neiman Marcus and place orders for them.

Technological achievements

Universal scanner

Slyce introduced a new universal scanner that would enable retailers to identify any kind of objects ranging from printed materials, bar-codes and physical objects. The scanner is developed as an improvement to retailer apps both for iOS and Android. This scanner has mobile browser capabilities enabling customers to scan the objects and upload them to their websites.

Financial Reports

Slyce recorded quite a substantial increase in sales in 2015 to the tune of $1,692,292. The increase was recorded as 1784% of the revenue received as at 31st October, 2014. However, the expenses were very many to an extent that the company posted a net loss of $12,069,466. Hope is not bleak since the loss recorded is less than $17,576,576 recorded during the 2014 financial year.

About Slyce

Slyce is a visual technology service provider based in Toronto, Canada. Its main focus is to create an effective sales channel between retailers and their customers. Its products range from visual search platforms and consumer mobile apps.

Changes happening in the New York Real Estate

The powerhouse Town Residential has been clearing the path ahead over the last 5 years to crown them leaders of the pack when it comes to real estate in New York city. They are the number one real estate services firm with a team of some of the best professionals in the industry. There is a spirit at the firm of providing their clients with the most premium experience possible.

The companies main focus is on the luxury residential sales segment of the market playing field. As well as leasing,commercial and retail, marketing, sales and leasing of property developments. They do not compromise when it comes to making their clients satisfied. The staff of professionals share decades of experience as well as industry knowledge. There is special cohesive magic within the firm which allows the company to lead the way when it comes to new standard of excellence. Town Residential has achieved many milestones and awards of the years some of which are, one of the top firms to work for in New York city as well as best firm to work for. The executive team at Town Residential is made up of Andrew Heiberger, Wendy Maitland, Itzy Garay and Joseph J. Sitt. They exude professionalism as well as integrity. Having helped many find their dream place to live. The executive team have several decades of experience between them which allows them to stay ahead of the field. The sales team is made up of Ari Lefauve, Juliet Clapp, melissa True, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dorothy Sexton, Karen Gastiaburo, Julia Miller, Gary Lacy and Danielle Hamburger.

The following news regarding the New York Real estate market found on the Real Estate Weekly website might interest anyone looking at real estate in the New York City Area. The owner and founder of Re/Max told reuters recently that he has his sights set on the large New York City. The real estate professional has come a long way since the days of the local shop and now becoming a large global player.

Slycing Through The Competition

Recently LiveMint released a clever report covering the recent emergence of image recognition start-up company, and it’s overall effect on a new generation of tech savvy young people.

As of late, new start-ups have emerged to help online retailers find make the intended connection with the audience they are trying to market to. Companies like Stylumia Intelligence Pvt Ltd offer solutions to client and retailer a like through the use of visual search technology, providing more advanced opportunities to shoppers looking for the right specific thing while scanning the web for the right specific thing, whether is is a piece of clothing or a product, these sites are here to help facilitate transactions in which all parties come out happy. Various visual search engine start-ups assist the user to find a diversity of products via the use of photography surrounding whatever thing someone happens to be looking for. Start-ups also gather data based on actual purchases made by various consumers, so that they may better help browsers shop, with the help of customized recommendations. Companies are springing up around the world. In India, SnapShopr and iLenze are trying to perfect the visual-search based method of browsing. In Chennai, Mad Street Den grants users the chance to utilize a visual search-engine, as well as it’s most popular invention, a visual recommendation service that analyzes catalogue information to help it form modified suggestions to shoppers. For further information, anyone interested should look towards the original LiveMint report that can be read here: which is full of relevant info. Another company to be highlighted utilizing this technology and taking it to the next level is Slyce.

Slyce is a dedicated company to say the least. They employ technology that enables the consumer to perform online searches at level previously unheard of. Slyce helps users buy products they have seen in the actual world, such as those seen in magazines and featured on billboards. They can help out via the web to, like connecting one to a product based on a photo found on Pintrest.

Another plus for Slyce is those working behind the scenes. Co-founder Cameron Chell not only has twenty-five plus years of experience, he constant pushes the tech envelope. Slyce is the product of people preoccupied with evolving e-commerce in a big way, focusing on customer service and revolutionary inventiveness.

New York Real Estate Is Expected To Change In 2016

On January 20th 2016, NY Daily News reported eight predictions for the New York real estate market this year. According to experts, the New York City real estate is expected to be dynamic in 2016.


One of the predictions is that interest rates will slowly rise, which may dissuade buyers from purchasing real estate. As a result, sellers may lower their prices to attract more interested purchasers. These drastic real estate changes may prompt buyers to perform more due diligence before purchasing or renting a property by reviewing contracts meticulously, requesting deal contingencies, and seeking the opinion of several trusted advisors. Additionally, buyers may urge sellers to complete numerous urgent demands. Deals are expected to happen, but selling real estate will be more difficult.


As the market gradually softens, exclusive blocks will become more appealing to purchasers. Some experts believe that buyers such as baby boomers will focus more on acquiring prime locations as opposed to secondary and tertiary neighborhoods. Similarly, baby boomers are expected to permanently downsize and relocate to the city to live near children and grandchildren. Because this older population typically purchases property in cash, they will continue to play an integral role in the New York City real estate market after selling their house in the suburbs.


Many people who are eager to purchase an apartment in New York City choose TOWN Residential as their most trusted advisor. TOWN Residential specializes in offering luxury residential real estate for extremely reasonable prices. The firm’s unsurpassed industry knowledge combined with excellent customer service has attracted clients from around the world.


Undeniably, TOWN Residential has established a new standard of greatness within the competitive real estate industry. The company’s winning formula consisting of an unprecedented business model has resulted in many awards in the residential real estate community. TOWN Residential has received accolades such as the Best Firm to Work For and Top 50 Best Places to Work in New York City. These distinguished recognitions are a direct reflection of the team’s talent, professionalism, integrity, and expertise in the New York City real estate sector.


George Soros Explains The Threat Posed By Putin’s Russia

The world is sitting at the precipice of a global financial and military meltdown explains George Soros in an article published by Project Syndicate. The financial expert is well known as the man credited with breaking the Bank of England in 1992, and for the stunning growth of his hedge fund that has given the 86 year old a fortune estimated by Forbes to have reached more than $24 billion. Soros has become an outspoken critic of many of the leaders of the world, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel often criticized for her reaction to the many problems facing the European Union.
After reading the article written by George Soros I found myself agreeing with much of his argument that Russia is attempting be destabilize the European Union to protect herself from economic problems. We have all seen the many issues facing Russia with falling oil prices weakening economies across the globe, which Russia has seen combine with economic sanctions to slow the financial growth of the country. I believe Soros is correct in his theory that the maturity of debts facing Russia will see the Presidency of Vladimir Putin fail, and result in major social and economic problems across the world.

The bombing of Syrian targets seems to have shifted in recent months to see Russian planes targeting civilian areas of the major cities of the country, which has driven thousands of refugees into Turkey and on into Europe. In news reports I have seen German Chancellor Angela Merkel state her belief this poses the greatest possible threat to the European Union and its future. The bombing of civilian targets is highlighted by Forbes billionaire Soros as being a choice made by the Russian leadership in their bid to limit the potential damage to itself in an economic sense.

George Soros provided much for me to consider in his article, which detailed the ways in which world leaders have closed their eyes to the problems Russia’s intervention has caused. Global leaders should be questioning the reasons why Russia is keen to continue a bombing campaign that appears to be doing little to combat the threat of ISIS. Instead, Russia hopes Europe will collapse under the weight of the flood of refugees entering European Union member states, which are already feeling the financial strain placed upon them by problems in Greece and Ukraine. George Soros believes the collapse of the European Union will limit the economic sanctions Russia faces for its invasion of Ukraine, and could allow further military movements west into more of Ukraine and economically strong Poland.

Dick DeVos: Life & Business

Dick DeVos is currently getting into the liquor business. His Grand Rapids-based holding company, Windquest Group, has begun the process of purchasing Coppercraft Distillery. While Windquest hasn’t confirmed its ownership of the entity, it is the primary party to accept mail and documents on behalf of the entity. On January 20, the LLC approved the license transfer which will kick start the first steps of the process. This will involve a site visit and approval of sale, however, a transfer of a liquor license can take up to six months to be approved. The current owner of Coppercraft Distillery, Walter Catton III, said he was not able to talk about any deal between him and DeVos at this point, but he has been looking to expand his distillery and tasting room with the help of an investor. This distillery provides liquor to more than 100 locations throughout Michigan which vary from individual clients to restaurants. Once approved, Windquest will add the Coppercraft Distillery to their growing list of businesses which include Reserve Wine and Foods, The Stow Company, Boxed Water and Neurocore, and many other investment firms.

According to Wikipedia, Dick DeVos was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has been involved in the community as well as the family business since he was a child. He is a graduate of the Forest Hills public school system and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University. He also attended, but his not graduate from, Harvard Business School. He is married to Betsy DeVos, the former chairperson of the Michigan Republican Party, which DeVos is quite involved in too according to MLive.
DeVos’ business prospects began in 1974, where he worked with Amway Corporation. He eventually became one of Amway’s vice presidents which gave him responsibility for the company throughout its operations in 18 countries. The DeVos family got ownership of the National Basketball Association’s Orlando Magic in 1991 and Dick became the CEO and President of the team. In 1993, DeVos left the Orlando Magic behind and became Amway’s president. During his time as Amway’s president, he expanded the company to more than 50 countries. Read more about Dick’s involvement in Amway Corporation here:
DeVos is now actively involved with the Windquest Group as a holding company and he and his wife have a family foundation that serves as a promoter for organizations that position local and global communities for viability and growth.

North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park On Her Traumatic Escape

Yeonmi Park is the co-author of a new book, In Order to Live, with Maryanne Vollers. An eye opening book regarding the cruel, inhumane treatment of people in North Korea. It is also a story about violence and control. Physical violence – prison camps,torture and rape.

Like other North Koreans, Yeonmi Park was convinced that the Kims could even read her thoughts. When Yeonmi was four, her mother told her, “Don’t even whisper. The birds and the mice will hear you. The birds will hear you during the day, and the mice will hear you at night.” The mother was trying to protect her daughter “from the terror,” as Yeonmi says — from terrible consequences. A wrong word could get you and your family into fatal trouble.

Yeonmi’s father was a party member. But “my world came crashing down when I was nine,” says Yeonmi. Her father was a member of the Parliament, he became an enemy of the state when he was caught buying and selling silver on the black market to pay for his family’s well-being. Her mother went to prison too for a time. Yeonmi and her sister were unable to attend school.

Born in 1993, Park left Hyesan with her mother in an attempt to track down her older sister Eunmi who had already defected. However, they were sold to traffickers in China where they both experienced horrific abuse. Later, when her father joined them, he died the same year from cancer in January 2008. Yeonmi helped bury him out in the mountains, she was so afraid to cry and be discovered. A year later, she and her mother made a run for Mongolia, they crossed the Gobi Desert. The South Korean embassy offered asylum. Yeonmi was in Seoul in April 2009, beginning a new life. She had seen her father die “like an animal,” she says on the Youngvoicesadvocates: “It was not a human way to die. And I didn’t want to die the same way.” She had attempted suicide. But now she wanted to live.

Yeonmi Park has used the adversities on the Reason she has faced to fuel her fight against injustice, and will continue to condemn the North Korean government until substantial reforms are made.



George Soros Sees a Potential for Another Downfall like 2008

George Soros has seen signs of an upcoming economic fall that can be compared to the economic crisis of 2008. He has seen this coming since 2011 when the Greece crisis was mishandled. The way Germany handled the crisis has resulted in a group of crises that various parts of Europe are facing. Also, China is now falling apart in its economy due to the struggle with its growth model. It is trying to figure out a new growth model in order to lessen the blow. However, there are other factors that George Soros is seeing on Bloomberg that is making this whole thing a complete nightmare.

There are a lot of factors that is contributing to this current issue which started in Greece. The interesting thing is that the world was still reeling form the economic crisis that started in 2008 when the Greek crisis has started. George Soros has predicted back then that the crisis had the potential to become something that is as bad as the 2008 crisis if not worse. As of right now, this is looking to be the culmination of all of the crises that is affecting different parts of the world.

One major factor that is being dealt with as it relates to the crisis is the European Union crisis. There are a ton of different crises that are contributing to the fall of the EU. One major factor that has the potential to be an issue is what is called the “Brexit”. This is the exit of Britain from the EU. If Britain leaves the EU this can prove to be very hard on the EU. As of right now, the British government is considering exiting. George Soros sees this as a heavy issue.

A much larger issue in the EU is the aggression of Russia against the Ukraine. One cause of that is the reform that Russian president Vladimir is against. The new Ukraine is set to put an end to the exploitative style of rule that the culture is used to and put together a rule that is based on equality. According to George Soros, Russian aggression against Ukraine should have been something that brought the European Union together. In response to the attack, sanctions have been placed on Russia.

Another issue is in the way Angela Merkell, the Chancellor of Germany, handled the issue with the migrants. She has decided to take the migrants in. Even though George Soros agrees with her decision, he does note that it should have been handled in a much more orderly fashion so that the country could properly bring them in. The rushed way of handling the issue has actually harmed the EU.



Pittsburgh Steelers Fans Now Have Fashion Line To Show Support

Football team the Pittsburgh Steelers is kicking off the beginning of the season right by introducing a new fashion campaign. This isn’t just t-shirts and hoodies, there is going to be many versatile items for all types of fans. Pandora, a company well known for their charm braceletes, will be one of the notable brands involved in the campaign. Other big name brands involved are Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Bahama, and Nike Golf. The point of the new fashion line is to show off the diversity involved in being a Steelers fan. You can dress it up or dress it down no matter what Steelers product you’re wearing. You could slip on a casual Steelers shirt and wear it with jeans and then when you’re heading out for a night on the town or to just dinner with friends the outfit can be classed up with a scarf and some jewelry all while still showing your Steelers pride. This new fashion campaign allowing fans to show up to the game day party in style wouldn’t be possible without the director of strategic planning, Susan McGalla. She’s the mastermind behind the “easy to use from any device” website. You can access the site here. Her keypoint when creating the site was that she wanted fans to be able to shop for Steelers merchandise from any type of device quickly and easily. Susan McGalla states that they would receive numerous fan letters asking where they could purchase what a player was wearing on the sidelines or what a player might be wearing while boarding the plane. The fashion campaign is also implementing “It’s not just Friday, It’s Steelers Friday” so fans can then enter photo contests with their Steelers supportive wardrobe and could possibly win a new all Steelers wardrobe. McGalla has been in the retail business for quite awhile. In the early 1990s she was a divisional merchandise buyer at American Eagle Outfitters. Through working various managerial roles she eventually wound up as CMO or Chief Merchandising Officer of American Eagle Outfitters. During her time there she oversaw the new brand additions of Aerie and 77kids. susanmcgalla left American Eagle in 2009 and moved onto become a member of the board of directors at HFF, a commercial real estate firm. In 2012, she then founded P3 Executive Consulting and currently she is the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Losing Weight Is Easier After A Visit With Dr. Jennifer Walden

Losing weight is what many people have struggled with for years, but plastic surgeries have made losing weight a lot easier. If a person chooses liposuction or a tummy tuck, not only will they lose weight but it’s possible to redistribute the fat that’s taken out of the body to another part of the body. This all sounds like science fiction, but technology has caught up to the imaginations of the doctors that used to only dream that things like this were possible. There are many celebrities who have gotten their backsides bigger by adding fat from other parts of their body, and a good surgeon can make the results look spectacular.

Dr. Jennifer Walden is a top plastic surgeon from Texas that specializes in fat transfers, and this means that a woman who wants bigger breasts that look natural can transfer fat from one part of her body to her breast area. If a woman wants a bigger backside, then she can have the fat transferred to her buttocks, which will then make her behind look bigger. No matter where a person wants fat transferred, Dr. Jennifer Walden can do this, and she is one of the doctors who specializes in this trade. Although some doctors can perform fat transfers, some of them may not do the procedure correctly, and the person can end up with a lumpy looking area after the surgery is performed.

Fat transfer is a very delicate procedure, and if the person is receiving liposuction or a tummy tuck to get the fat that they need to have transferred, then a good surgeon should be the one to perform it. Dr. Jennifer Walden is not only a good surgeon but she is board certified, extremely knowledgeable, and she has many years of experience. Dr. Jennifer Walden has been the first choice of many of her patients, and some never thought of any other doctor to perform their surgery, except for Dr. Walden. The amazing Dr. Jennifer Walden is a top Texas doctor, and she’s also one of the best surgeons in the state as well as in the nation. Visit her website for more information and to make appointments.