Bell Labs Study Delivers Connectivity and Support Intel for Service Providers

Next Generation Communications, IP Transformation, Advanced Broadband Networks, Digital Lifestyles, Eco-Sustainable Telco Solutions, Dynamic Enterprise, Service Delivery Environment, Advanced Broadband Networks, End to End Transformation, Advanced Business Models, Business Transformation, Services Transformation, Service Delivery Platform, Killer Telco Environment and Managed Telco Services

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S NEXTGEN VOICE

Faced with issues in connectivity, families are competing for signal strength in powering their personal and shared devices through Wi-Fi signals. Bell Labs (NewsAlert) recently released a study, informing consumers that simplifying digital home networks will lead to easier connectivity and reduce the need for technical assistance or home service repairs. Now, all fingers are pointing to the service provider, who currently holds all the cards to innovation.

In fact, skyrocketing service costs and rising monthly service fees are directly associated with complexity on consumer gateways. Instead, Bell Labs proposes that service providers can reduce operating costs by simply creating virtual gateways within a cloud and reduce operating costs by 40 percent.

While residential gateways are critical to home networks and connecting consumers to the Internet, they are somewhat old-fashioned and can be streamlined into a simpler format. This format will alleviate network congestion and allow consumers to connect multiple devices at higher speeds than they have ever experienced in a home-based network.

According to Alcatel-Lucent (NewsAlert), “A virtualized residential gateway (vRGW) addresses this issue by moving functions like IP routing and Network Address Translation (NAT) into the cloud, along with centralized management and control.”

Through “always-on” technology, our devices are said to demand more than 100 mbps of speed in just synching our data. Meanwhile, there are many households that are lucky enough to get 1 mbps out of their Wi-Fi connection through some of the Nation’s most popular service providers. Congestion leads to failure and has increased the cost of in-home tech support, impacting the overall pricing of service.

Leveraging network function virtualization has a great adventure ahead of itself, as service providers will first need to adopt this concept and then work to quickly integrate this technology into the cloud and connect directly to individual systems. The solution is already available on the market with new capabilities due in early 2016.

“This is critical to operationalize the rapid introduction of new features and automate the delivery of new value added services for the home network, without having the necessity to upgrade the customer premises equipment,” states Enrique Hernandez-Valencia, Consulting Director at Bell Labs.

This move is said to lower costs tremendously and allow end-users to better understand the signal flow and process of their connection, as it relates to their in-home gadgets and devices. Service fulfillment, alone, will drop by anywhere between 7 and 12 percent. It is also said to speed up process for set up, activation and install.

This means no more waiting three days in a row for a technician to show up between 1 and 4 P.M.

Because over 40 percent of users are reporting connection issues related to something within the network, itself, techs will now be able to make repairs service-side, easily detecting exactly where in the system these errors are occurring.

Presently, the system is too complex to identify root cause without actually visiting the customer’s location and inspecting the connection directly. This will save the service provider upwards of 67 percent on average.

While we might not see a price drop in servicing, we most likely won’t see increases in cost any time soon. We will also see more durable connections and – actual “lightening speed” connections.

It’s funny how long it takes some technologies to catch the attention of the world it has been spawned from. In 2013, Huawei (NewsAlert) actually released to first software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization through a virtual residential gateway  (vRGW), the solution for the family, as revenues started to decline for service providers and customers were beginning to lose satisfaction with their at-home connectivity.

In fact, it was in 2013 that Christian Chua, Director of the R&D Department of Huawei’s Fixed Business Department, said, “In the coming ten years, the telecom industry will experience a new round of IT-based transformations. As this happens, ICT convergence and innovation will expand into various fields of the telecom industry.”

Almost three years later, we are finally seeing movement into this direction. Three years have passed and businesses chose to lose revenue by not keeping up with simple solutions.

Now that cloud-based technologies are everywhere, perhaps it is now we can relax to a nice movie on our smart TV without lag, glitch or loss in connectivity. Perhaps now, our last minute papers will actually be handed in on time. Here’s to the future!

Follow the link to learn how “Virtualized Residential Gateway is The Path to the Future.

Continue Reading

BrightPoint Security Enhances Community-Based Threat Intelligence Capabilities

Cloud Contact Center | TMC Net

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S CLOUD SECURITY

It’s no secret that criminals will always search for ways around even the most advanced security, whether with the mission to takeover, destroy or steal. Cyber attacks are imminent for all businesses that find themselves doing well – or at least appearing to be. Early warning signs aren’t always there to shield businesses from threat; but when they are, BrightPoint Security can provide solutions, intelligence and protections amongst their IT infrastructures and partner ecosystems.

 BrightPoint Security’s Threat Intelligence Platform provides “automation, curation and the sharing of threat intelligence” amongst enterprises, helping them to shield against cyber attacks based on trends and vulnerability. In the latest Sentinel release BrightPoint Security has added enhancements to give IT security professionals better insight, almost immediately, for predicting when potential threats could strike, as well as the risk level that comes with it, enabling IT to enforce security controls.

Of interest here is the use of community-based threat intelligence which allows businesses to share experiences, providing insight to one another and awareness of current and emerging threats across enterprises, their digital ecosystems and infrastructures.  In this way community member will be able to at first assessment to remediate potential risk, while calculating velocity, time and frequency of future attacks.

An evolved technology from the already widely received Security Command Platform (SCP), Sentinel adds modules and deeper insight to how to avoid these attacks through Sentinel’s Trusted Circles. As BrightPoint Security notes, the solution is unlike other threat intelligence platforms that focus only on the tracking of popular, volume-based threats.  Utilizing early prediction forecasts, Sentinel is characterized as a weather map of trending threats to the digital ecosystem.

“An industry first, this predictive insight and threat trending dashboard gives organizations the solution to determine the urgency of response needed to protect themselves,” states Rich Reybok, BrightPoint CTO. Reybok continues, “Today’s offering helps customers drive security strategy and get the most out of their security investments and resources by now having the ability to respond to the most immediate and relevant impending threats and to mitigate exposure fast.”

The latest release of Sentinel allows integration with Carbon Black, scanning the environment for any and all internal threats to provide real-time insights within set perimeters. “Working with BrightPoint’s evidence-based solution enhances our support across customers’ ecosystems and infrastructures with predictive insights into risk-prioritized actions for remediation,” said Brian Hazzard, Bit9 (News – Alert) + Carbon Black VP of Technical Alliances. “Adding the endpoint into the mix of threat vectors deepens organizations’ overall view of the threat landscape of their organization and those with whom they share information in their ecosystems.” 

Continue Reading

Sean “Diddy” Combs launches luxury gifting service, personalized tequila arrives

Sean "Diddy" Combs introduces Deleon, personalized tequila -- a luxury Christmas gift.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER

DELEÓN™ Tequila, a luxury-spirit by Sean “Diddy” Combs, prides itself on being “one of the world’s finest tequilas.” Commencing service Nov. 30, Combs announced the launch of a new personalized bottling service that allows more meaningful gift giving through the holidays. Esteemed for its grandeur, DELEÓN™ Platinum and Respado are now available for procurement during this Christmas season through the DELEÓN™ Tequila Combs Concierge Program.

In partnership with Reserve Bar, DELEÓN™ Tequilla is allowing consumers to take their gift-giving to the next level, providing engraved bottling and personalized delivery service, directly to the “of age” recipient. A centerpiece to upcoming holiday festivities, DELEÓN™ Tequilla is made of “100% Blue Weber agave sourced from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico and achieves the highest level of smoothness and quality across multiple variants.”

“There’s nothing like a personal touch to show someone that you care,” states Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chairman of Combs Enterprises. “That’s why I developed the Combs Concierge program – to help people give the gift of luxury with a personalized bottle of DELEÓN™, the world’s finest tequila.”

A special delivery is enough to melt any heart. Accompanied by a high-end signature-serve cocktail kit and drink stirrers, deliveries will include a message engraved in a bottle and a personal note from Mr. Combs, himself. The bottle has been made from a top-grade fragrance-class glass, said to be a keepsake by designers of the brand. Combs Wine & Spirits was founded in 2013 and is privately owned, focusing on high impact growth, while promoting social responsibility.

Continue Reading

Instacard and Target partner for shopping, delivery in one hour or less

Instacart and Target team up to deliver groceries to your front porch

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER

Businesses, who are not catering to their Online audiences, have just lost a major chunk of the marketplace. As a matter of fact, with more consumers working from a home office, it is to be expected that a majority of their shopping would also take place Online. After all, there is no grocery store stop on their way home from work, when they already work from home.

Instacart and Target partner to capitalize on the ideal that many families find it more convenient to shop from home than traditionally visiting the grocery store to wait in long lines and deal with cashiers with bad attitudes.

Expanding their partnership into the Greater Chicago Area, Instacart and Target are working together in deliveries to their at-home consumers. In fact, they are working hard to ensure customers in many major cities, including Minneapolis and San Francisco, can securely order fresh food and produce through their Online platforms and have them delivered to their doorstep in under an hour. The timing was synched to provide shoppers with a “Target fulfillment option” during the holiday season, as cities become extremely busy – the at-home professional being no exception.

Our continued growth with Target in both Minneapolis and San Francisco has confirmed our customers’ demand for Target on Instacart,” states John Maslowski, Business Development Lead for Instacart. “We are very excited to expand our partnership to Chicago to provide even more customers convenient, same day delivery of Target’s great assortment. With the holiday season upon us and winter well on its way, we are happy to provide our customers with the opportunity to shop at Target through Instacart during this busy time of the year.”

Not only does Target ensure delivery of food-based products, they are also providing consumers with the ability to purchase health and beauty products, pet and household supplies – even baby items, which will come in really handy for the new mom in need of diapers – stat!

Instacart, founded in 2012, is one of the country’s fastest-growing companies, allowing consumers “to order groceries Online by connecting them with personal shoppers who handpick items at customers’ local, favorite stores and deliver straight to their doors.”

Operating out of over 18 metropolitan areas across the United States, Instacart has partnered with many of our nation’s top retailers and grocery chains to enable customers with the ability to “save time and eat fresh.” They pride themselves on being “the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour.” It was named by Forbes as “America’s Most Promising Company” in January of 2015.

Today, Dec. 1, 2015, Instacart’s partnership with Target has led to a “Giving Tuesday” in celebration of their new expansion into the Chicago territory. Customers shopping in the city will be helping a local food charity through purchases. Instacart will be donating one non-perishable food item per delivery made.

In addition to Target, shoppers can also shop at Whole Foods Market without membership, Petco, Mariano’s, Plum Market, Tony’s Finer Foods, Pete’s Fresh Market, Local Foods and Jewel-Osco grocery stores. In 18 cities already, Instacart is coming to a city near you!

Continue Reading

Facebook making changes, improving mobile profiles and design

What can we expect for Facebook in 2016? New design, celebrity live stream video.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER

With the claim that Facebook profiles are accessed over four billion times daily, they have decided “the best place for people to curate their Online identities and connect with others” is directly through their profiles. That said, today, Sept. 30, Facebook announced that within the near future they will be unveiling some “new, mobile-friendly features for Facebook profiles.” This will give users options in showing the world just who they are and what they are made of. This will also allow them to control what is highlighted on their profiles.

Soon, users will be able to display 7-second videos as their profile “photo.” They can even choose to not do so, and instead, include a temporary photo that will revert back to the original photo once a time delay has run out. This will allow users to celebrate moments in their life, show support for a particular event and even show their emotions from the time being.

In addition to changes to the profile photo and similar to the implementation of the cover photo, there will be a new space at the top of each Facebook profile, which is able to be fully customized and located front-row-and-center of each and every profile page, next to the new location for your profile video (which is also being made larger in lew of this change).

Similar to LinkedIn and the original MySpace, there will be a “one-line bio field” that tell who you are in just one sentence. And, like the original Facebook, you will be able to once again showcase five photos at the top of the page, while including “About,” “Education” and “Career” fields.

Introducing people the right way, they are implementing the “show friendship option” directly on each profile by presenting highlights of mutual friendships and including photos and stories that will help new friends make the connection. This could get a little crazy if ever a girlfriend or boyfriend discover previous lovers through the mutual friend tool. So, you can choose to hide this option from your page.

While these updates are coming soon to a Facebook page near you, Facebook is starting to test these features with a select few iPhone users in the United Kingdom and California. This, along with live stream celebrity chats, the new dislike button, monetized publishing tools and more are on their way soon. It is advised that marketing firms, brands and public figures get ready to embrace these new features and be amongst the first to adopt the new technologies.

Continue Reading

The Sabir Bey Show announces new projects, releases and home on RMC On Air

The Sabir Bey Show now has a mobile app! Download it today in the Google Play store! #MoorishLivesMatter

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER

The producer of The Sabir Bey Show met up with Examiner Sunday, Sept. 27, to update the news network with some of the latest releases from this hit streaming broadcast show and host, Sabir Bey. Current releases include a growing Web presence, interactive mobile application and new home at RMC On Air. This comes just four months after leaving a previous tenure at LA Talk Live, where the show endured three flourishing seasons.

The Sabir Bey Show has now been given the freedom to enter new platforms and merge into new markets, where a new message needs to be heard and discussed. The topics will remain focused on “civics, law, history, health, society, culture and true hip-hop.” Therefore, it will remain unchanged to loyal viewers, who continuously return to the show for the fifth element in hip-hop — knowledge!

The Sabir Bey Show has now been given the freedom to enter new platforms and merge into new markets, where a new message needs to be heard and discussed. The topics will remain focused on “civics, law, history, health, society, culture and true hip-hop.” Therefore, it will remain unchanged to loyal viewers, who continuously return to the show for the fifth element in hip-hop — knowledge!

The Sabir Bey Show, often called controversial by the masses, supports truth, freedom, justice, love and peace in efforts to “uplift fallen humanity” through its mission of uniting Moors across the globe and bringing peace amongst all communities. In continuing this mission, The Sabir Bey Show targets the Media in reminding those who have chosen a career in the media that there is a certain unalienable responsibility that goes with it.

Host, Sabir Bey has been quite busy. Recently, he had been touring the country, giving lectures and showing the film, “Out of Darkness.” This film, already being slated much better than the popular Hidden Colors project in which he had appeared on in 2012, is the first in a series in from a similar genre. This film by Building Seven Media has also been gaining awareness around the Web. A sure cult classic, one will find guest appearances by multiple Moorish elders and by the many within the Pan Africanist movement, well-known to this country. The film officially releases in Mid-October to those awaiting in suspense.

In addition to work with Amadeuz Christ of Building Seven, Sabir Bey has been filming a behind the scenes “actuality” show to The Sabir Bey Show. “The Sabir Bey ‘Actuality’ Show” is an on-demand, HD project, available through the brand new Sabir Bey Show mobile app and a spin-off of the very popular Sabir Bey Show. In the past, the show has reached over 8 million weekly viewers, including consumers in over 180 countries around the globe.

Viewers are able to call in live and ask questions regarding the topic at hand and in relation to law and civics. He even challenges doubters live on air to call in and “put him on the spot.” …So far, no one has stepped up to the plate.

TheSabirBeyShow.com is a social network, which is rapidly growing new members. Members are encouraged to enter in discussion with one another, while building between a nation. Here, members are able to purchase books, DVDs and even watch the show live. There is also a chatroom and forum attached to the site. Just as Facebook is both Online and on Mobile, so is The Sabir Bey Show.

Users are encouraged to download the app to enhance their “edu-tainment” experience. Videos are available on the site, as will be a true hip hop playlist co-signed by Sabir Bey. The app has multiple features that site simply does not. For now, The Sabir Bey Show app is only available on Android at this time.

There is an app review process the app must go through before iPhone will see their version available. Each week, viewers can choose to view the show live through the app and/or watch it on demand. They are able to click-to-call the show directly, and they can also chat within the interactive browser. E-books, dictionaries and case studies are found on the mobile app, in addition to “must have” DVDs to enrich one’s educational background.

The Sabir Bey Show can be found here in Google Play.

iPhone users can cheat for now by visiting this link and saving a bookmark to their mobile desktop. There will be missing features, but it will still be a good alternative.

DISCLAIMER: Jessica N. Abraham is no longer affiliated with the show or any creative assets, thereof. Since 2016, the site and all assets have been under new ownership. All designs, edits and administration to the official websites are no longer controlled by Jessica N. Abraham or Shorty Produkshins.

Continue Reading

Pilar Sanders El-Dey returns to Sabir Bey Show challenges TMZ, the NFL and more

Pilar Sanders El-Dey returns to Sabir Bey Show challenges TMZ, the NFL and more

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO EXAMINER

Today, September 15, 2014, a personal disclosure by Sabir Bey (activist, producer, television show host and public speaker) was made to Examiner.com via telephone interview that spoke on recent happenings with The Sabir Bey Show on LA Talk Live. As of September 9, 2014, The Sabir Bey Show entered its third season with the continued mission of delivering “Pure Edu-tainment” to viewers in over 180-countries around the World.

The season kicked off with special guest, Pilar Biggers Sanders Love El-Dey, who shed light on very controversial topics in her life which surrounded a recent divorce with Deion Sanders and included child abuse, domestic violence, slander, defamation, attempted murder, political blackmail and unconfirmed, exaggerated, misrepresentation provided by TMZ to the masses.

The Sabir Bey Show continues to use Online platforms as a form of Public Relations in order to share “#truth” and “#edutainment” with the masses, by allowing the “other side of the coin” to be told. Often, the victim is not who traditional media amasses it to being! The same goes for History, Civics, Law, Society, Entertainment and Hip Hop, which are other topics covered on his show.

This show has been a platform for many award-winning celebrities, authors, professors and historians over the years. The mission remains the same in bringing the five pillars of Moorish principle — “love, peace, justice, freedom and truth” — to future generations by way of the media, where they are often shortchanged. Being that technology has taken over in such a profound way in the last decade, The Sabir Bey Show primarily markets these principles through the show, an interactive website and social media.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Sabir Bey has informed us that Pilar Biggers Sanders Love El-Dey will reappear on the show to give more detail into the controversies surrounding her divorce, obstacles surrounding her as a woman who has reclaimed her identity as a Moorish American, and insight into the Entertainment World. Together, they will cover laws and civics surrounding her circumstances, as well as new topics for discussion based on current events.

A very important topic that will be addressed is the defamation of the Moorish people (the “so-called people of color”), who share a very rich heritage that often goes without acknowledgment in today’s Global society. TMZ has released a very disrespectful and disturbing video piece that has offended many of those who are aware of the histories surrounding their ancestry and current way of life, in which has previously been stripped from them. Sabir has challenged TMZ to counter this matter and awaits a potential visit on the show, whether in person or via telephone response. It is unknown whether they will respond or not.

The Sabir Bey Show airs live every Tuesday at 3PM Pst (6PM Est) on UStreamTV, Roku Streaming Players, Itunes Radio 1&2 (R&B), Aha Radio, Stitcher Radio, RadioFlag, Live365, LATalkLive.com and TheSabirBeyShow.com. Make sure to tune in for “Pure Edu-tainment” with Sabir Bey, Alberto Gaytan-Dey, Sal Vader and DJ Hazze. The Sabir Bey Show is also actively seeking sponsors, advertisers and partnerships. Visit TheSabirBeyShow.com to find out how!

DISCLAIMER: Jessica N. Abraham is no longer affiliated with the show or any creative assets, thereof. Since 2016, the site and all assets have been under new ownership. All designs, edits and administration to the official websites are no longer controlled by Jessica N. Abraham or Shorty Produkshins.

Continue Reading

See-through and dual sided swipe technology | Is this Apple’s big announcement?

HandScape - See-through Technology for your iPad

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER

There are many speculations as to what Apple will release next. As a matter of fact, the Internet has been going into overdrive, as “Tech Gurus” try to prophesize Apple’s big announcement set for tomorrow, September 9th at 10:00 AM PST. That’s 1:00 PM for all East Coast enthusiasts. There have been many blog posts and articles released that almost resemble pre-game commentary during the NFL playoffs. The suspense builds, as Apple drops teasers along the web, and most importantly, a site specifically designed for the live Apple event, with the message:

“‘Hey Siri, give us a hint. Join us here on September 9 at
10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live.’”

…and the prompt to add this event to your iCal calendar. You can’t get any more genius than that! Or, can you?

Early this morning HandyScape launched a campaign for HandyCase™ technology on Kickstarter. Their goal is to further product design and enhancement of hardware, software, development, marketing and sales support. This technology is a guaranteed hit, as there are rumors flying around that Apple will make its way, as a late bloomer into the gaming realm of entertainment, surely adopting new technologies along the way. Multi-patented and designed specifically with Apple products in mind, Apple would be a fool not to adopt this technology.

If you remember the viral video of practical joke a man once played on an unsuspected victim, where he held his phone on the palm of his hand, showing a spider climbing across it, then you have got the idea. The only difference is, a real spider won’t manifest during usage.

A vision manifesting like a scene out of minority report, users will see their own hand while tapping and swiping screens from behind. Through generation input technology, the HandyCase™will merely be an extension of your current handset device. The case is Bluetooth (BLE) Smart and has a long battery life. This will be perfect for navigating the unknown. Utilizing your smartphone as a GPS system and with the actual road in front row and center, navigation will be even more effective than before! Can you even imagine the new “apping” capabilities?

With Forbes already cosigning HandScape, by recognizing them as one of many “Chinese Startups that That Splashed at CES,” and winning 2nd prize at the Startup 21 Competition in 2014, as well as 2014’s “Top 10 Most Favorite things by CES,” we can only imagine that this might just be part of Apple’s big announcement tomorrow. And if it isn’t, we can probably expect to see another huddle in the future!

Continue Reading

StudyMantra Technologies’ creative, innovative and humanitarian way of education

StudyMatra Technologies | Tutoring, training programs, humanitariansm.

A newer, more creative way to learn Online, StudyTriangle by StudyMantra Technologies, announced its official launch a half an hour before midnight on June 29, 2014.

The company, based in India, announces a brand new mobile app available for download on Android devices via the Google Play app store. The freshly-released app comes just two weeks after the launch of the official Study Triangle website, both powered by BizCloud and DigiGrapes technology, and allowing for Agile-based innovation in the educational arena, as an “Online educational marketplace.”

For on-the-go students, whether in a large, chaotic city or the undereducated rural communities of India, StudyTriangle’s web and mobile tools provide executive-like assistance that provides time management, daily scheduling and reminders. The site also provides a way to connect with study groups, class instructors and service requests, simplifying the day-to-day process of everyone utilizing StudyTriangle’s current platforms.

StudyTriangle provides an interactive educational experience to students on a global scale, equipping platforms with instructors who are also from all over the World and who are specializing in subjects surrounding K-12, Professional and Vocational studies and training.

While StudyTriangle’s initial launch instigates formal talent recruitment for an upcoming school year, a solid educational structure is set in-line, including live video conferencing from web and/or mobile device and mobile on-demand training. Certificate and enrichment programs are available through the StudyTriangle platform, but focus on full-fledged curriculums and degree programs are of the utmost importance to StudyTriangle.

With $250K in seed funding from both BizCloud Tech and DigiGrapes, StudyMantra Technologies has been working overtime to deliver an efficient and very effective e-learning platform for completion by the upcoming school year. They are “planning for Series A funding to fuel its pan India growth and technology development.”

With a preliminary launch and evaluation period that commenced on June 12, they have attracted and acclimated over 1000 educational providers within just a 10-day period!

“We are thankful to our end users for a huge response to our limited capability launch on June 12, 2015. We reached a milestone of 1000 registered providers within first 10 days of the launch and kicked in the revenue with our first “Tuition On Demand” session executed successfully on June 27, 2015”, said Mr. Mukesh Goswami, CEO of StudyMantra Technologies. Further elaborating that unique concepts like “Video Tuition on-demand ,” “Online Group Studies,” “Pay Per Session Tuition,” and “My Recorded Sessions,” a replay feature of live-streaming classes, are going to unlock the vast potential in Tier 2-3 cities and rural areas of India, in addition to the global NRI population and the rest of the World.

In their latest press release, the company announced executive heads and expansion plans, in which they will expand slowly-yet-aggressively. Starting out smaller, they seek to connect with the top 20 cities in India, as well as rural surrounding areas. From there, they will continue expansion at a more effective rate.

Per this press release, StudyTriangle is developed for learners who are interested in:

  • On Demand, face-to-face interaction with live experts and tutors anywhere!
  • Joining live real-time video classes, which can help in cutting travel and logistics.
  • Managing study schedules, reminders etc. using an online timetable.
  • Managing academic records in keeping track of all past academic reports, notes and study material.
  • Keeping track of past academic events, laurels and accomplishments.
  • Creating a socially agreeable environment, developing study circles and sharing their accomplishments.
  • Engaging with the best and verified tutors via live video sessions and through recorded sessions.

While there is no certain expectancy for launch, class is sure to be “in session” for the fall, as more professional board onto the company’s mission. Currently, there are many positions available as seen on StudyTriangle.com’s career and job board. They are also seeking tutors to meet with students for additional lessons and understanding. Information on upcoming course studies is available on the site and very desirable in today’s tech world.

While technology is important, education is equally important. StudyTriangle, while many do not realize it, gives hope to rural communities in countries like India. There are many rural areas that have no schooling past the 5th grade. Traveling in these areas are simply not an option, whether financially, through distance or because it is very dangerous to do so. Hence, many problems that circle the uneducated population will be lessened throughout time.

Because many villages cannot afford computers and/or web access, mobile access makes it a whole lot simpler. Those living in the city find it more convenient to whip out a mobile device, as opposed to whipping out a very bulky laptop.

As StudyTriangle continues to grow, we have an instance of a company, StudyMantra Technologies, who has created a platform that will literally change the Worlds of Education and our everyday society. Check out how you can become part of the initial awakening of true education.

Continue Reading

Monster Treehouse Club: Utilizing social media to promote child literacy

Monster Treehouse Club is an early childhood education and literacy program, engaging young children in interactive reading, writing and social skillbuilding activities.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER

A literacy program aimed at enhancing early childhood development through personalized and interactive experiences has been making great advances towards shaping the future of early educational programming for our youth. Children, ages three to eight, have been finding that reading can truly be enjoyable, writing to their monster pals through the Monster Treehouse Fictional Pen Pal program, a program launched in beta since February of 2014.

Testimonies report that some children have actually overcome social issues, norms and learning disabilities through this early launch. These types of testimonials have shaped the direction of Monster Treehouse Club, as it officially launches this month.

Examiner met with Monster Treehouse Club, yesterday, April 28, 2015, to discuss the importance of such a program, where it got its roots and how they are utilizing the Internet and Social Media to reach children all over the United States. Monster Treehouse Club, a manifested vision of Marie Penix and Benjamin Offerhall, has left a mark on the hearts of children from all walks of life. This is primarily due to the unique nature of the product offered by Monster Treehouse Club, who truly believes that every child is a genius.

The idea of Monster Treehouse Club arose as Marie and Ben were watching Shark Tank, a favorite television show of the two. A woman was pitching a book and immediately, Marie was reminded of Tiger Beat, a teenager’s Bible of celebrity crushes. Within the pages of Tiger Beat, fans could find information as to where to write letters to their favorite celebrities. Often these celebrities would reply by providing autographed photos and standardized letters in return. Instantly, it hit them. They could provide a similar product to our children, creating a positive experience for our youth and ultimately providing society with an additional platform for success.

Each correspondence provides an experience that is 100% personalized and encourages children to continue future interactions through reading, writing and friendship. Monster Treehouse Club acts as a peer, while mentoring children in life situations and encouraging them to face fear and insecurity as they excel in literacy and meet new educational goals. Monster Treehouse Club began writing letters to kids they knew, and the kids fell in love with characters they believe to have written the letters… the same characters in a corresponding book.

This company promotes not just literacy through personalized letters, but they also have released three children’s books and adjacent workbooks to evolved learning and allow children to complete activities alongside their “friends” within the books. Last Thursday, April 23, Monster Treehouse released their third book, “Daniel Doesn’t Want to Move,” which is a Military Edition to the Monster Treehouse collection.

Daniel, a character in the book series, faces difficulties and challenges, as his family moves to new locations around the World. His family must relocate due to military affiliation, and he doesn’t want to leave his friends and family behind. The book teaches that while Daniel is moving away, he doesn’t have to lose touch with his friends. Thanks to technology, he can keep in touch. This is just an example of the real life situations children learn about within the pages of the Monster Treehouse series. It is also an example how characters in the books can directly relate and empathize with real fears of children around the United States.

Speaking of technology, this company really excels when it comes to digital marketing strategies and marketplace trends. They have grown accustomed to utilizing social media, content marketing, incentive marketing and coupon coding to grow brand loyalty through awareness strategies and email marketing engagement. Monster Treehouse Club has appeared on multiple deals sites, Online streaming television shows and syndicated Online/Offline Radio shows, while offering membership incentives, such as free audiobooks, informational articles and coupon codes. This has returned a start-up growth within the beta stage at 40-60 new sign ups a day! This has all helped Monster Treehouse Club to skyrocket in demand over the course of the past year and to help children allover fall in love with literacy, while gaining self confidence in their day-to-day lives.

Many might not realize that this is more than just a group of individuals putting out children’s products and seeking to capitalize off of them. Monster Treehouse’s mission is to reach out to the individual interests of each child and allow them to feel important, customizing content in the point of view that their favorite character would have, while guiding them through insecurity, fear, social awkwardness and learning disabilities.

Both growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome, a type of autism, and raising a child under the same circumstance, the founders of the organization truly believe that every child has an inner genius, inspiring children to use their creativity and imagination in discovering their inner genius and cultivating it. They aim to play their part in the success of each child, while feeding the burning desire to learn. Much content has been created by Monster Treehouse Club, highlighting the challenges and positive aspects of autism and Asperger’s.

Monster Treehouse Club spoke to Examiner about a girl who had known Dyslexia and had been writing to them. Her parents claim that the club influenced her to want to read. Letters weren’t as intimidating to her as a book, because they were directed to her. She was able to sit down with the character and read without feeling socially awkward. She felt more comfortable with her disability and showed improvement in her abilities, as she became enticed to write and communicate with her new friend.

Creating customizable content and having one-on-one conversations with each child, they are able to help children cope with negative encounters and find a positive way to navigate the world easier. Remaining connected to the character as a friend, who doesn’t judge them and remains unbiased and supportive at all times, these letters also serve as a form of therapy to young children, whereas some may often find it hard to directly reach out to parents or siblings, feeling pressure or as if they will be in trouble. They feel more free, confidentially opening up to their “friends” on topics they are concerned about, such as divorce, new siblings, making friends, school life, bullying, etc.

Not only does Monster Treehouse offer interactive and learning experiences through letter writing, but as previously mentioned, they also have a list of books and workbooks on the reading list for early readers. These books also include DVDs, so that children can read along with their friends at Monster Treehouse Club; and the library is ever evolving with a book just released last week and two more expected for release this month.

Monster Treehouse club takes advantage of the Social Media experience, offering digital media aimed at increasing interest in education and keeping children involved in the pen pal program. They have created a customized video experience with “Monster” talking directly to children and even greeting them on their birthday. An offline experience also includes a subscription based service that offers prize packs and activities to enrich the learning experience with rewards and incentives for being a part of The Monster Treehouse Club.

Utilizing Online crowdsourcing platforms, such as Kickstarter, Monster Treehouse Club promotes literacy to low income families, who cannot afford the standard rates of the company’s literacy programs or that have more than one child within their family. Standing strong with the roots of Monster Treehouse Club, Marie and Ben continue to write letters to children free of charge, but encourage supporters to continue the program by paying for premium service on behalf of these children and/or contributing to the cost of postage and supplies. The goal of the program has been to inspire literacy, and Monster Treehouse believes in leaving no child to be left behind.

Thanks to social platforms, such as Fiverr, Monster Treehouse overcame startup disadvantages, while networking with creative talents to grow such an amazing product. They have been working with illustrators, puppeteers, blog moms and other professionals to grow this mission-driven company into its official launch. Digital portfolios made this process less complicated.

Much of Monster Treehouses earlier successes also came from Twitter, where connecting with mothers was made easy and gained incredible insight, full of immediate feedback and suggestions. Facebook has also allowed the company to share social media snippets of video and photographs of loyal readers, reactions to the product and so much more.

Monster Treehouse was able to connect with gurus and top industry talent through sites such as LiveAdvice for business and marketing consultation, and Clarity.FM, as investors with established businesses, were available to offer priceless insight into business and advice for rapid and long-term growth. Many overlook these tools in the new digital frontier, but it is the ability to call a qualified professional around the clock that has led Monster Treehouse Club to a successful run. It is one way that professionals are now marketing themselves to the new breed of digital entrepreneurs.

Through multiple means for business structure, design and development, Monster Treehouse has pressed through barriers of entry in a saturated Internet world. Actually, they have found that one of the least likely means of marketing, overall, is their most successful.

While most people consider email marketing “daily SPAM,” it has been proven to be one of the most beneficial forms of marketing for many businesses to date… those who can find the right formula for doing so. Monster Treehouse has done just that. In fact, they find that their readers love the emails that they receive, as it is reflected in opened mail and calls to action.

Monster Treehouse is Anti-Spam, but is dedicated to sending weekly e-mails encouraging early reading, early education and how parents can continuously get involved. They include tips and tricks in dealing with childhood issues and even helping parent prepare for the start of kindergarten. Most importantly, they offer exclusive products and discounts, such as letter writing, audiobooks and more.

An e-mail offer typically gives children two free weeks of letter services and includes a prorated fee for the total month, so that parent can “test the waters” and see whether their child responds well to the service or not. The idea is to send children a surprise in the mail each and every week, building anticipation and encouraging ongoing correspondences.

With the recent release of “Daniel Doesn’t Want to Move,” Monster Treehouse Club has announced an impactful future for the company, which includes United States Veterans who have had disruptions in their life, unable to find jobs and/or unable to continue working in careers they had previously loved. As a product of a military family, Marie Penix strives to keep Monster Treehouse “military-friendly,” providing a means of employment to those veterans who have served this country and providing families with a product that demonstrates the ability to keep in touch with all they have met along the way.

In the future, Monster Treehouse Club plans to continue their letter writing service. This is the heart and soul of the treehouse. However, they have been planning literary book fairs and other upcoming events for the near future, both Online and Offline, as well as character product lines so that children may feel closer to them.

Monster Treehouse Club also has plans to hire high school students to dress as these characters and emulate book signings and meet and greets. The goal is to engage these children in peer mentorship and tutoring, so that they may become better readers and the new leaders of our tomorrow.

A company beginning in Dallas-Fort Worth has now become a staple to Early Childhood Development to many around the United States. Soon, Canada will be able to experience such an amazing program, as well. And, while many still have not yet heard about Monster Treehouse Club within the borders of this Nation, they soon will, as Monster Treehouse Club is set to launch the official Treehouse experience.

Continue Reading
1 3 4 5 6 7 11