Eric Pulier and his X-Prize Foundation

Eric Pulier has proven to be an especially hard worker, no matter what stage of life he is in or what he is doing. While originally born and raised in Teaneck, which is a small town inside of New Jersey, he set his sights high. By the time he reached the fourth grade, he had started programming computers, and when he reached high school, he had started his very own database computer company. With this sort of drive and experience, it propelled him onto greater heights and he now is one of the leading entrepreneurs in all of the Los Angeles area.

By the time Eric graduated, he started his college career in Harvard during the mid 1980s. While in Harvard he majored in American literature and English and also served as an editor for the Harvard Crimson, which is the Harvard student newspaper. While attending Harvard he also took classes at MIT and graduated magna cum laude in 1988, just four years after enrolling with the double major.

Eric remained in the Northeastern United States until he decided to pack his bags and move out to the sunny coast of California, In 1991, he set up stakes in Los Angeles and created People Doing Things, which is a company designed to assist the health care, education and other industries in the region. By 1994, he started an interactive company called Digital Evolution. He wanted to build a service to help children with medical issues, and with the combination of his previous companies, he went on to create Starbright World, which is a private social network designed for children who suffer from chronic illnesses. This way, children can connect with one another, communicate, and stay in contact with other children who have the same kind of problems and are battling similar illnesses and issues.

Eric (profiled on Angel.co) has continued to thrive and impress in the tech industry, and in 1997, he was added to the Presidential Inaugural Committee where he worked and showcased a new exhibit in Washington D.C. He also worked with Al Gore’s health care and technology reform with the help of his Starbright World social media service.

Outside of the different companies he has opened up and started, he is also a major donor to several non profit organizations throughout the country. He also serves as the head of the X-Prize Foundation and The Painted Turtle, both of which are designed to improve the loves of others. The Painted Turtle works along the lines as his social media network, which brings children with chronic illnesses together in order to enjoy time with one another. This is especially important for children who have met online and wish to share their experiences in person.

Brian Bonar Is Capturing Digital Imaging Market Share

Digital imaging is an increasingly popular technology. Emerging technologies are always popular with investors, and digital imaging is no different.

Digital imaging software and hardware encompass a wide range of equipment, including copiers, plotters, and printers. The equipment is networked and managed by cohesive programs that make the process intuitive. Many small and medium-sized businesses rely heavily on digital imaging for a variety of reasons. Some software and hardware are geared specifically towards an industry. This means the equipment and the software have been optimised to solve a specific problem for a specific segment.

Brian Bonar, the CEO of Imaging Technologies Corp. has kept his company focused on profitable integration opportunities. The company, which is traded Over the Counter as ITEC, for the first portion of its life was an equipment manufacturer. Bonar, in the last 12 months, has led an evolution that is turning the company into being primarily a marketing company.

To that end, Bonar has closed a few recent acquisitions that closely align with the goal of expansion. That includes the acquisition of SourceOne Group, Inc. early this month. That move is adding over $40 million of annual revenues to the company. The move brings ITEC into the professional employer organization (PEO) industry for the first time on a wide scale. SourceOne Group is already dealing with many office operations that could benefit from the products that Imaging Technologies Corp offers. The possibility of marketing to a large base of existing customers could mean rapid revenue growth.

ITEC acquired a sales staff along with the company. They are going to leverage their network of contacts to make more sales, said Bonar. Existing customers are more likely to buy additional products and services from companies they’re already dealing with. This strategy has been successfully employed before by many marketing-oriented companies. Leveraging existing customer accounts with new products is a simple way to grow top-line revenues. Cross-selling is just one of the synergistic benefits that acquisitions can provide. Personnel services, in particular, are a fast-growing segment that can be tapped for additional office equipment, supplies, and services.

ITEC is positioning itself for growth in new sectors, instead of relying on growth from new equipment sales only. Bonar moved from the Board of Directors to the position of CEO largely to accomplish this task. Digital imaging does not show any sign of slowing down as a vertical. Many organizations are not even aware of the advantages of the technology. It’s possible to create a relationship with them and then build on it with larger sales. That’s one advantage that doing marketing has over being a manufacturer. The potential to cross-sell and up-sell is much larger, which could add significantly to top-line growth.

AccuraScope, The Number One Pain Reliever in North America

North American Spine is a Dallas based clinic that specializes in helping those who have long suffered back and neck pains. North American Spine has developed a new procedure called AccuraScope which helps with all neck and back pains that have originated from tissue or muscle damage. What the AccuraScope procedure offers in a non-invasive solution to eradicating all problems that can prevent every day activities such as bending over or turn a head.

The AccuraScope procedure, though being fairly new, has been performed on over 8,000 patients and is making plans to expand their clinic in Dallas, Texas. The procedure itself takes up to an hour and allows every patient to walk out of the clinic the same day they walked in. Every single patient who has received this procedure has attested to the fact that the AccuraScope procedure leaves one feeling relieved immediately after the surgery.

There have been many great North American Spine reviews, which include a recent procedure given in Joe Berry, who resides in Oklahoma City. Joe Berry, a former fireman and EMT has suffered for decades due to the fact that his job is both active and strenuous. Joe Berry has recently talked to reporters about the procedure, telling them that before the AccuraScope procedure, he had tried everything. He tried minor surgery, steroid shots, pain killers, and many other methods, however none of them worked.

After trying everything, Berry heard about the AccuraScope, a minimally invasive procedure that is done in a clinic in Dallas. With research, Berry found that the surgery entailed specialists to cut a tiny slit in the problem area and fix the damaged tissue with a laser. The laser, being the width of a pencil lead was not harmful at all.

After the 45 minute procedure, Berry felt the relief from the pain immediately. He even was able to walk out of the clinic that very same day. The best part was was that the recovery time did not prevent him from missing work. Within a week, Berry was allowed to return safely to work. What this procedure does is provide immediate relief by finding the problem area in either the back or neck with a tiny camera. Every single surgery that has been performed has been performed by a specialist who has performed the surgery thousands of times. The AccuraScope procedure not only provides instant relief but is the number on choice among the population of the United States.

Joseph Bismark: Mixing it Up with Business and Spirit

 

Joseph Bismark was born and raised in the Philippines. At the age of nine, he entered an ashram and became a monk. Eight years later, he left with greater spiritual awareness, which he took into the world of business. Bismark believes all of life is integrated. He teaches that personal peace of mind and good will toward all, have the power to bring success in every area. 

The WordPress blog, Bring On The Random, outlines Bismark’s success as the co-founder of the QI group, where he sits as Managing Director, and his development of Qnet, its primary subsidiary. He brought with him the belief that we are spirit-souls, and understanding that truth not only imparts wholeness to ourselves, but to our fellows. Bismark teaches yoga, is a modern-day philosopher, and has a background in the discipline of martial arts. He is the founder of RHYTHM, QI’s social responsibility initiative, where he enjoys as much satisfaction in giving to the community as mentoring his employees. 

Bismark leads a simple life of brotherhood and humility that focuses on the person and the plan, not just the prophet. He is author of the book, The Gem Compilation: A Compilation of Wisdom, blogs concerning the unification of self-actualization and successful business practice, and is a motivational speaker promoting the same. 

I believe his innovative approach to inner contentment, manifested in the treatment of others and spiritually, ethical business practice, to be a model worth emulating. He leads the way in applying the golden rule, “Treat others as you wish to be treated,” in a new and exciting way. We may not be able to spend eight years in an ashram, but when someone who has, presents us with new keys to unite two seemingly separate compartments of life, it would be good to give him a listen. Joseph Bismark combines spiritual self and business self to produce a winning combination for his own success and that of others!

Skout Helped Me To Date Again In My Fifties

Although I’m new to using the Internet, I’m not new to the dating world. I never thought I would have to date again, but I ended up getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage, and I couldn’t be more devastated. I am in my late fifties, and I should be planning birthday parties with my grandchildren, and I should have my husband by my side, but instead I’m single. I have the support of my family members, and my grandchildren even told me that I should find myself another husband.

I was too devastated to start dating again, but my daughters insisted, so they told me about Skout. I never heard of Skout before, and I rarely even use the Internet. I don’t even know what social media is, even though my daughters tried to explain it to me. Yes, I’m old fashioned, but at the same time, I’m open to trying something new. My daughters opened up an account for me on Skout, and they took their time to show me how to use it.

My daughters showed me how I could do a search for a man in my age group, and that I could find a local man to start going out with. I was terrified because I had been single for almost 2 years, and I hadn’t dated for over 27 years. I didn’t know what I would do on Skout on twitter, but I decided to make the best of it. I took my kids advice, and I started going on Skout. The search I did bring back a few guys from my area that seemed interesting. I started chatting with one of the men, and he sent me a greeting, which made me smile. I learn how to download the application for Skout to my phone, and it has made a world of difference.

I use Skout everyday, and I keep talking to the same guy over and over. I decided to finally meet this guy in person, and I can’t believe what a great person he is. We’ve met several times already, and I think that things are getting serious between us. He asked me if I would go away with him for the weekend, and I decided to accept. We continue talking through Skout every day until it was time for our trip. We went on a cruise to the Bahamas over the weekend, and I had a blast. Thanks to Skout, I’m in the dating world all over again.

CSC And Eric Pulier Lead The Way Into The Cloud

For over 50 years, CSC (formally Computer Sciences Corporation) has been serving both the government and commercial sectors. With expertise in areas such as Cloud Solution Services, Cybersecurity, Data and Analytics and Industry Software Solutions, CSC has every IT business need covered. 

CSC prides itself on being agile and able to change as fast as technology changes. It was through this agility that CSC, under the direction of Eric Pulier, Vice President and General Manager of Cloud, was able to create a bundle of cloud driven services that empower organizations to deliver their IT services from internal and external sources. The international health care community is at the front of the line when it comes to industries wanting to put cloud technology to the test. The possibilities for domestic and international patient care and document sharing between physicians is almost limitless. CSC and Pulier understand the potential, and the risk, and have created a cloud service solution that has the potential to lead the industry out of the paper age for good. In health care, as well as many other industries, security breaches are a constant concern. CSC has become an industry leader in tracking and protecting sensitive information. From patient records to programs of national security, CSC will keep information safe while ensuring affordable and accessible services. 

It is not a stretch that Pulier would be the man at the helm of the Cloud development project. In fact, Pulier’s professional history shows that he was made for the job. With early beginnings in pairing technology and health care, Pulier was quickly noticed by the White House, where he was asked to establish the Presidential Technology Exhibition which led to additional White House appointments. In 1995, Pulier led a team of brilliant minds in the creation of Starbright World, a social network that allows chronically ill children to chat with each other and blog about their experiences on a private network. 

Technology is on the move, and with the infrastructure of CSC and the ingenuity of people like Pulier, multiple industries across multiple continents and countries are poising their businesses to be at the front of the technological wave. What’s next is anyone’s guess, but the fact remains that cloud services are revolutionizing businesses en masse, and CSC has put together a winning formula to put their clients at the front of the pack.

Check Out Siri’s Response To This Stupid Question

Siri is a personal assistant app that is on the Apple phone, and many Apple users absolutely love the program. Siri Answering A Silly Question. Siri is so popular that she has spawned other copycats by other phones, but Siri is still number one. There was even a “Boondocks” episode based on Siri, and Grandpa was able to use Siri to completely change his life. Grandpa began making more money, he got out of debt, but in the episode, Siri fell in love with him, and tried to take over his entire life. Brad Reifler agrees that although the episode was extremely funny, Siri is not near as crazy as they make her seem on the Boondocks episode.

Siri may be a computer program, but she can get annoying as well. There is a question that has been asked of Siri, and she’ll give one heck of a response if you ask it. Ask Siri to divide zero by zero, and you will get a crazy response. When the question is asked, Siri basically puts out a scenario about having zero cookies, and having to split them between zero friends. She also asked how many cookies would each person get. She basically is stating that the question makes no sense, and she’s finding a nice way to shade the dumb question.

It’s actually hilarious to listen to Siri answer the question the way she does, and it might make the person asking the question, feel a little bit stupid. The response that Siri gave was posted on Twitter.

Heroes Reborn: A Second Chance To Achieve Sci-Fi Greatness

Heroes Reborn presents an opportunity few television programs are afforded. Fans over at The Aspire New Brunswick note the new series could help atone for previously bad seasons.

Bringing back an old television series into the form of a new program is nothing original. Dallas is the most recent example. As far back as 1980, Redd Foxx tried to bring back Fred Sanford in a failed sitcom. Dallas and Sanford and Son were massively successful television shows. Heroes was not. The series is only being brought back because superhero television programming is a big deal ratings-wise these days. Still, the chance for atoning for previously poor seasons is possible.

The very first season followed the trends started in comics by Watchmen and The New Universe and in prose with George R.R. Martin’s Wildcards series. The super-powered characters in Heroes were rooted much closer to the real world than a fantasy one. While intriguing, the concept slowly devolved into poor writing and plotting in subsequent seasons. Heroes became the poster child for television programs that failed to live up to their potential.

In the current landscape of superhero programs, the serious approach is the preferable one. Audiences are not interested in camp or humor. They want to see well-developed characters in intriguing plots. Hopefully, Heroes Reborn will give fans, old and new ones, what they are seeking. We will find out in September when the new program debuts if the creators learned their lesson.

Molecules Should Take it Slow

Recently, scientists at Berkley have identified a new molecular path that affects aging. This particular path has been discovered to be able to be manipulated so that the blood becomes like new again.

It has been discovered that the red blood cells ability to heal itself is critical to their survival as well as their ability to regenerate capacity. By doing this, scientists think that this can also slow down aging. Aging is an affect from increased cellular stress as well as damage.

According to Examiner, scientists have begun testing this new discovery on mice by isolating the blood cells of aging mice. The scientists found that if they increase the levels of SIRT7, they would be able to reduce the mitochondrial protein-folding stress.

Slowing things down in order for cells to repair themselves, has proven to become a critical step that also slows down the aging process. This is because the cells have time to recover from any stress. If you prevent even more proteins from being created and jammed into the Mitochondria, the aging process slows down due to a lack of stress involved.

Until this study was made, it was unclear how the stress levels could be reduced and what pathway caused it. Now that this has been identified, it will taken a little longer to be able to apply this new discovery to anti-aging. Though this worked on mice, they have a long time before this will work on humans.

Cybernetic Mental Telepathy? It’s Coming, Ready Or Not!

Alexei Beltyukov asks how’s this for a science fiction idea: an electronic device, which, when pointed at your head, can reconstruct your thoughts as you visualize them? A literal mind-reading device, which can snatch the picture right out of your imagination and put it onscreen. We’re not quite there yet, but a startling leap forward at UC Berkeley is pointing a very clear way towards that right now.

Before anyone gets too paranoid, this isn’t anything like a remote device that could be pointed at somebody without their knowledge. This involves lying down in an MRI machine with sensors and wires all over the subject, and furthermore only works so far on reconstructing video image data that’s been fed into the machine so it knows what to expect. But the demonstrating video is already startling even if it only goes that far – The visual cortex of the brain can be decoded to tell when the subject is looking at text, a face, or an airplane.

The applications of this technology are staggering. Non-communicating patients can be tested to see how they perceive the world, handicapped users could control a computer with their mind, and consumer research just found a new tool to find out what advertisements get people’s attention. With some development, could police extract memories of a suspect’s crime, or could teachers use the technology to know when students are focusing on their phones rather than the classroom lesson? It could happen sooner than you think.