The Career Path of Shaygan Kheradpir
Dec 2nd, 2015 by zuma

Shaygan Kheradpir has an education and years of experience has allowed him to join the ranks of top and highly known company. He is a business and technology executive that currently is offering his talents to Coriant as CEO. Coriant is an independent telecommunications company that currently sells hardware and software that for optical transmission to various companies. Coriant currently has several headquarter quarter offices. One in the USA, Germany, and Munich.

Shaygan Kheradpir journey to working as CEO at Coriant began in London where he was born. His father’s profession as an ear, nose, and throat doctor caused Shaygan to relocate to Iran. In the country of Iran is where he spent most of his childhood. In addition to growing up in Iran Shaygan received most of his education there as well. When he became of age, it was decided that he would move to the United States in order to attend college. He was accepted and enrolled in Cornell University where he was able to attend until he received his doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

Once he obtained his degree from Cornell University, Shaygan joined GTE Laboratories. This would become his first job. His job duties included network routing, management, and control. His hard work allowed him to get promoted to chief information officer. Shaygan took his role serious and saw his new title as a chance to make a difference in the company. While in his new position, he assisted the company in meeting new product deadlines on a consistent basis.

After working for GTE for approximately 13 years, the company joined forced with Bell Atlantic in the year 2000. This merging of two companies formed a new company, Verizon Communications. With a new name can a new job title for Shaygan. Under Verizon, he worked in the e-business division as the president. Shaygan continued to work hard and as a result he was rewarded with a new position. He would become the first CIO/CTO of Verizon. His new job title gave him the opportunity to positively influence the range of telecommunication services. He helped such services to expand.

Shaygan continued to make a difference with Verizon in the year 2001. He appointed small teams that were responsible for crated new innovative product ideas.

Though Shaygan had much influence in the success of Verizon, he would leave and join Barclays as Chief Operating Officer. There he would work hard and make various changes that would help to increase the productivity and performance of the company.

He did not say with Barclays for long, his journey currently has him working and being a positive influence at Coriant.

Internet, Cell Phone, And Wi-Fi Are A Few Of FreedomPop’s Mobile Wireless Services
Aug 13th, 2015 by zuma

After recently losing some of my pay from my job, I had to cut back on a lot of expenses in my home. I cut off my Internet, I had to cancel my cell phone plan, and I would keep most of my electronics off in my house. I was starting to lose almost $500 a month on my paycheck, and I was down to the bare bones of necessities. I even ended up having to cut off all the things that I used to enjoy, but I still didn’t qualify for government help. I was very disappointed in the fact that I could make $1200 a month, and pay my own bills, but I still didn’t qualify to get any help.

I was determined to do this on my own, so I started to look into new ways that I could still get some type of Internet service in my home as well as cell phone service. I wasn’t certain what I was going to do, but I heard about a plan that I might be able to get that was free of charge, but it didn’t require being on a government program. The cell phone plan I heard of is from FreedomPop, and I decided to find out more information about it. I didn’t have Internet at home anymore, so I had to go on the road in order to find Wi-Fi service to go on the Internet, then I could check out what services FreedomPop offered.

I had to go to a public location that had Wi-Fi, but I was able to use my tablet to search the Internet and look up FreedomPop. It turns out that FreedomPop has cell phone services that are free of charge as well as in-home Internet service that I can get for free too. I was excited to know that I could possibly have some of the same services in my home, which I had before I lost pay at work. I went ahead and signed up for the FreedomPop services. I signed up for the cell phone service, which is completely free of charge, and I signed up to have Internet services in my home. I also decided to sign up for the FreedomPop Wi-Fi application because I had planned on connecting my cell phone to Wi-Fi when I leave my home.

Since my recent carrier was Sprint, all I had to do was transfer my service over to FreedomPop, which was very easy to do. I was able to get a certain amount of minutes, text messages, and data for free. I even could get Internet in my home, and it included a modem that has Wi-Fi. I’m able to connect up to eight different Wi-Fi devices at once, and I get several free gigabytes of Internet each month. The speed that I get with my Internet at home is 4G, and it’s really awesome because I don’t have to worry about spending several minutes waiting for a page to upload. I’m also able to put in new job applications online, which I hope will help me to land a job with higher pay than what I’m getting now. Although things are rough right now, FreedomPop has helped me to get back the services that I had before, but for a lot less.

Product Recognition: The New “Must Have” App
Aug 12th, 2015 by zuma

Imagine you are shopping in Macy’s and you see a pair of shoes that you are interested in buying. They cost $100. You really like the shoes but you wonder if you can buy them cheaper somewhere else, so you check online. This process can be tedious and incomplete. You want to buy the shoes now but you do not want to get home and find out you could have gotten them a lot cheaper somewhere else. That takes away from your shoe happiness.

Now, imagine you see those same shoes either in the store or on even on someone’s feet at a party. You take a picture of them with your smart phone and then download the picture into an app. From the picture that app identifies the exact shoes and then gives you multiple comparison prices from multiple stores. You see that the $100 is indeed a great price and that it is at least $30 cheaper than anywhere else. You now own a pair of super adorable shoes with the added bonus of knowing you got them at the best possible price.

Fortunately, there is such a app and it can be utilized with any retail product. This app uses what is called product recognition or visual search technology. Slyce of Toronto is an early leader in this blossoming field. They have an application that has the ability, once the picture has been taken (with or without it’s original packaging), to pinpoint your desired product from within the massive databases of the worldwide web and then compare prices.

To sweeten your shopping experience even further, Slyce also recently acquired the “Snap-to-Coupon” app from SnipSnap in early 2015. This is a crowdsourced based application which allows users to snap a photo of a retail coupon from a newspaper, catalog or even a receipt, and then convert that picture into a cell phone usable coupon. This app is also able to store and notify the consumer via push-notifications about coupon updates or expirations.

Because more and more people are “shopping” via their mobile phone, user-friendly product recognition technology has become the darling of retailers and consumers alike.

Mark Ahn Interview on Entrepreneur Podcast Network
Apr 9th, 2015 by zuma

I was checking out the Entrepreneur channel on the E Podcast Network and was super excited to find a new interview with Mark Ahn, who I wrote about back in January.

Mark Ahn, Principal of Pukana Partners, Ltd., a consulting firm in the field of biotechnology, says a promising future lies ahead for the entrepreneur. Ahn cites upward trends in digitalization and app technology as well as the globalization of capital markets to support his prediction. However, he recognizes the drawbacks of post-recession cautions and the avoidance of entry into the start-up economy by those sustaining high student debt and inexperience. In an interview with Eric Dye, of Entrepreneur Podcast Network, Ahn discussed attractive opportunities in life science technologies referring to what he calls the three Bs of this rising industry; bench, to bedside to business model. As mounting trends shift patient care focus from large-scale pharmaceuticals and clinical trials, using one-size-fits-all research and development, new biology concentrates on patient-specific or designer drug production and treatments.

Ahn speaks of “great science” that can trigger genetic switches to turn off or impede negative processes and turn on a patient’s own ability to fight and conquer. Mark Ahn explains one particular method, as in the case of MPS 1, or Hurler Syndrome, in which a patient’s blood is drawn, selected cells are isolated, corrective DNA is added and grown outside of the patient’s body, then re-infused helping them to produce their own corrected protein. Such personalized medicine has the ability to provide remarkable results in chronic, complex and even ultra-orphan diseases such as the above.

Ahn suggests that as patients gain access to a growing range of tailor-made treatments the businesses supporting them must also change, from the giant pharmaceutical model to that which is more patient centered, thus providing fertile ground for the pursuit of new biology and wide-open opportunity for the life science entrepreneur.

Follow Mark Ahn on Twitter for more of his ideas and insights.

How Visual Search Technology is Changing the World
Apr 7th, 2015 by zuma

Intelligence can be a strange topic. As researchers work on artificial intelligence, they’ve learned a lot about the real thing. Many of the things which people consider to display intelligence have proven to be very simple matters for computers. Math, or even chess, can be easy for even the most primitive computers. While we’ve learned that things which seem quite simple for humans are actually quite complex. The prime example of this fact is image recognition. It’s proven surprisingly difficult to create software that can look at an object, and really understand what it is. Humans are able to easily recognize things they’re looking at. Computers have a far more difficult time of it.

The main catch is that when people look at something, there’s a tremendous amount of neurological processing going on in the background. Much, or even most of what goes on in the brain happens in the subconscious. People do a lot of thinking that they’re not even aware of. Vision is one of the most important of these tasks. In fact, there’s an entire area in the brain specifically devoted to processing visual data. Computers are powerful, but they’re still nowhere near the power of even a portion of the human brain. That said, there’s been some amazing progress recently within the field of image recognition. And in particular, specific companies have managed to make huge leaps beyond their competitors.

One of the best examples is a company called Slyce. They’re one of the top companies in the field, and have pioneered a technique known as the visual search. A visual search is quite similar to what one would expect from the name. A computer or smart phone is used to take a picture. The results are then processed, and can be used to search for something similar. Again, this is something that is easy for humans but quite difficult for machines. What Slyce has managed to do is create a full framework based on this type of image recognition. It not only powers an initial search, but can also be tied into commerce based sites or applications. For example, a company using their software can tie search results into their stores. It’s the fact that Slyce has made it easy to integrate visual searches into the real world which has really pushed the industry forward. The technology had been far more about theory than practice before they began to figure out new ways to apply it to the world.

It’s important to remember that visual search technology is highly flexible. The initial development of the technology might have been somewhat slow. But a big benefit of that pace was that other aspects of technology had time to grow. Now that visual search technology is fully robust, it can be tied into any number of different things. For example, one can use it within the context of social media. It’s often simple for modern visual search systems to identify products from within people’s personal photos. So it’s easy to buy an item that’s seen in one of their pictures without having to ask them to track down the details of their purchase.

Electric Vehicle Batteries Can Be Boosted By New Paper-like Material
Apr 4th, 2015 by zuma

An electric vehicle battery can be either an essential (e.g. metal-air) battery or an optional rechargeable battery utilized for drive of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Footing batteries are utilized as a part of forklifts, electric Golf trucks, riding floor scrubbers, electric cruisers, full-estimate electric autos, trucks, and vans, and other electric vehicles. Brad Reifler knows that electric vehicle batteries vary from beginning, lighting, and ignition (SLI) batteries on the grounds that they are intended to give control over supported times of time. Profound cycle batteries are utilized rather than SLI batteries for these applications.

Specialists at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have built up a novel paper-like material for lithium-particle batteries. It can possibly help by a few times the particular vitality, or measure of vitality that can be conveyed every unit weight of the battery.

This paper-like material is made out of wipe like silicon nanofibers more than 100 times more slender than human hair. It could be utilized as a part of batteries for electric vehicles and individual gadgets.

The nanofibers were delivered utilizing a procedure known as electrospinning, whereby 20,000 to 40,000 volts are connected between a pivoting drum and a spout, which radiates an answer made essentially out of tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS), a concoction compound regularly utilized as a part of the semiconductor business. The nanofibers are then presented to magnesium vapor to create the wipe like silicon fiber structure.

Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Cars Are the Future
Mar 19th, 2015 by zuma

Are self-driving cars our future? Tesla founder Elon Musk thinks so. During a conversation with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, the car executive said that he thinks the future is in self-driving cars, and that it’s only a matter of time before we not only see a lot of self-driving cars on the road, but that it will actually be illegal for people to drive cars on their own.

His reasoning is actually pretty sound. Ricardo Guimaraes BMG ( has learned that, according to Musk, when you allow people to drive cars the margin of error is too big. Truth be told, driving your own car is a pretty dangerous proposition. Right now self-driving car aren’t exactly ready for prime time, but when they are, they could make a big difference in how safe it is to travel on the road.

That said, once the world is overrun with self-driving cars we’ll have to worry about things like cars having computer failures, making them unable to navigate effectively or avoid other vehicles on the road. Important to note: despite Musk’s bold clams, Tesla does not currently manufacturer any sort of self-driving or autonomous vehicle.

Make the Internet Better With Volunteer Wikipedia Writing
Mar 9th, 2015 by zuma

Today’s internet is used for many varied purposes. One of the foremost of such purposes is search for information. People are able to use to net in order to find information on varied topics. They may want to find out exactly how common a certain disease is, look up the exact spelling of far away nation or explore how Queen Elizabeth I ruled her kingdom. Finding such information can help them make important choices in life or simply learn more. One of the widely used sources online is Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that is written and edited by users.

Wikipedia is a collection of articles about nearly any topic imaginable. Wikipedia articles have been written by users. Readers are presented with both basic and detailed information about many topics including people, scientific concepts and medical terms. Each article has been carefully written in order to convey both basic and more advanced information to readers.

A typical article will include a basic summary of the topic followed by more detailed information and then by a long list of sources that the reader can check independently. Each article will also have embedded links that allow the person who is reading the article to learn more about it if they want. Many articles have multiple links to all kinds of sources including medical journals, popular newspapers and other Wikipedia articles.

Many people are pleasantly surprised to learn that they can correct mistakes that they find in Wikipedia articles. This process is known as editing. Editing is the process of providing a correction to a Wikipedia article. Sometimes readers will find that articles contain small errors. This may be the wrong date for a specific battle, a formula that isn’t quite accurate or a simple misspelling of some kind. They can help make the site better by correcting the mistake there.

Wikipedia editing allows the user to register an account and then use that account to correct the mistakes they find on the site. Those who are able to use this process correctly will find that it can help others use the site as intended. Mistakes can be corrected by working with the site’s editing process. The user is able to click on the edit button and then follow a few simple steps in order to correct the information that they realize is wrong and make sure it is right.

Have I lost you? Sure, it’s tedious, so I’d understand. You can always take the easy road and hire Get Your Wiki to create your next Wikipedia article. They do it, for a fee of course, but you’ll be in great hands going with the pros.

For those adventurous enough to take the plunge on their own, enjoy!


Google May Rank Pages Based on Accuracy
Mar 4th, 2015 by zuma

Google has developed a new technology that will help you determine if “facts” you find on the internet are actually true. A research team at the computer giant has created a way to rank search results based on their accuracy.

The technology isn’t exactly ready for prime time. The company isn’t making a formal announcement of the project, or even acknowledging that it might potentially implement it in the future. The research in its current form is theoretical, and a search engine’s ability to determine whether something is true or false is of course subjective, it would be hard for any computer program (or person for that matter) to be able to rank things by truth with any consistent accuracy stated an article on culture map.

Google already takes steps to ensure information displayed is accurate using its Knowledge Graph. When you perform a number of popular searches the answer will pop up on the page independent of any web page. That information could be key should Google decide to rank page results in the future We can’r wait to see if they decide to implement it, or something similar.

A Better Smartphone Battery Mean a Thicker Phone
Mar 3rd, 2015 by zuma

The results are in. Most people would rather have a thicker phone if it came with a better battery life.

Unfortunately for Samsung, their new S6 phone does not fit this bill. The S6 is thinner, lighter and has a small battery. Samsung reports the phone will last as long as their S5, even though the battery is not as big.

With society’s dependence on cell phones, battery life is a huge issue. Some people are already using their phones instead of their wallets to make purchases. Without a long battery life they could be penniless if their phone dies too quickly.

There are chargers you can carry to give your smartphone an extra charge said AnastasiaDate. However many of these chargers are bulky too. Maybe someone could develop a smart charger. If they could make it thin, such as a credit card, it would be easy to pack.

As our world becomes more technical, our demands do too. We want it faster, smarter, quicker and smaller. The challenge to create what we dream about is on.

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