Slyce to Use $10.75 Million to Change the Way Consumers Search for Products

Posted on September 14, 2015

Amazon Flow is definitely helpful to those looking to purchase products at the online retailer’s website. Flow employs brilliant technology allowing to match a captured image to a product on Amazon.com. What if the customer wants to expand purchasing options beyond Amazon? The startup company Slyce is primed to provide a means to utilize image and product recognition software to a host of other online sellers.

Based out of Toronto, Slyce presents a neat little idea. Through adding an app to a mobile device, a photo can be taken and the image is then used to search for matching products on compatible online venues. Slyce is really serious about delivering a perfect product. The company has raised $10.75 in new funding to make the concept a massive success.

Slyce is looking to do more than just mimic what Amazon Flow provides. A common complaint about Flow is that a consumer has to take a photo of a product in its packaging in order to search for a matching image. That is a pretty clunky way to search for a matching product. Slyce wants the search to be much broader and locate similar products without such clearly defined parameters on the image. Simply snapping a photo of something “close enough” to what you are interested in buying really should be enough.

Consumers are usually busy people and this is doubly true of those who like to use mobile technology to shop. One reason they rely on a mobile device is because time constraints make shopping in a traditional store difficult. Even waiting to get home from work and shop on a PC is difficult.

Being able to snap a picture on a mobile phone and then easily matching a similar image is definitely a good way to make shopping easier. Product and image recognition technology is perfect for the tech-savvy, busy shopper. Slyce is a dynamic company and is not going to sit on its accomplishments. The goal here is to make the most popular image recognition search app feature in the tech world. With nearly $11 million in newly raised capital, Slyce should find itself in a good position for the future.

This means online consumers are going to have a bright future at least as far as shopping is concerned.

A New Insurance Tool by Plymouth Rock Assurance

Posted on September 09, 2015

‘Prime’ is a term that has hit headlines in the United States. In accordance with an article by Boston GlobePlymouth Rock Assurance Company has launched the insurance tool that attempts to give a chance to all the consumers in Massachusetts to manage their vehicle’s insurance covers online and still keep in touch with the agents. It has twisted every other thing in the insurance industry, which has been trying to keep up with the changing marketplaces. The agents have dominated it for quite a long time but options for the technology experts are making entries. Quoting the Company’s President, the Company is trying to evolve with the evolving market. According to him, the Company is not trying to push the customers into making false choices.

The state of Massachusetts has a total of one thousand six hundred insurance agents which up to sell now their vehicle coverage. These agent companies are in command of two out of three of the market, but this share has decreased by about ten percent. Prior to Massachusetts deregulating the insurance industry, above two hundred agents have closed their businesses since the year 2007. This created a gap in the industry that has given companies like Progressive and Geico insurance corporations a green light to enter the market. Insurance comparison sites like San Francisco start-up and CoverHound.com have also positioned themselves to take up the duties of these insurance agents, for instance, acting as the link between the insurance companies and the consumers.

The entry of these companies has left the independent agents with no option but testing Prime; even though some feel that the insurer will at last do away with the agencies. Plymouth, however, has countered this by arguing that they are not interested in abandoning the agents, but they are trying to help them to adapt to a new technology.

The Plymouth Rock Company was founded by James M. Stone, who is still its Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to coming up with the company, he was the SRB, Corporation chairman. He was also tasked with the Board of Directors chairmanship in Management Health Sciences Corporation. He is a Ph.D. in Economics holder from Harvard University.

Structuring a Great Article

Posted on September 05, 2015

A key step to creating a successful Wikipedia article to get onto Wikipedia is all about structure, according to the guys at Get Your Wiki. After all, the last thing an author wants to do is confuse readers, especially when this often leads to a lack of interest. Thus, establishing a logical layout that guides the reader from introduction to conclusion is apt to draw more people.

Article Introduction

An article introduction in intended to introduce the reader to the article subject and summarize key points the writer will make in the article body. Sometimes, writers prefer to omit the introduction and get straight to the point. However, a good article always includes a great lead or an introduction that serves to intrigue readers and encourages them to continue reading.

The Importance of Headings

Using headings is optional, but an author should add headings and subheadings to develop the article structure. It also helps readers determine what subject paragraph covers. The key is wisely using headings and subheadings as well as selecting the proper level. For example, a level 1 heading is the title, a level 2 heading establishes points and a level 3 heading is for subheadings.

Use Paragraphs

There are several factors that can cause a reader to lose interest in an article, especially one with long paragraphs. In order to keep the reader’s attention, a writer should keep paragraphs short and sweet, but long enough to establish the key point. One sentence paragraphs aren’t ideal either as they often fail to establish the idea.

Images

Images are a great way to enhance the reader’s experience. The trick is placing the pictures in the right place without confusing readers. Generally speaking, the writer should place the image close to the subject it relates to and add something in the paragraph to draw the reader’s attention. An author doesn’t want to add too many pictures either, or the reader may become confused and lose interest.

Professional Assistance

Get Your Wiki, a Wikipedia writing company, can help anyone with an idea create articles Wikipedia will approve. Even if a person has little experience writing, Get Your Wiki can help. The company employs experienced Wikipedia editors willing to ethically create, edit, monitor and even translate a person’s article, allowing people from all walks of life to successfully share their knowledge.