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FreedomPop continues global expansion

Founded in 2011, mobile service upstart FreedomPop offers users basic cellular, voice and data plans plus low-cost Wi-Fi services that provide users with unlimited use and automatic sign-out at 10 million hotspots across the United States at a nominal cost. This FreedomPop review shows the service could be shake-up for higher rate premium carriers that have rolled out their own LTE services.

The company’s freemium services began with the goal of bridging the digital divide by providing fast free internet to all users and they have by providing users with 500 MB of free 4G data each month. The service’s wireless network operates across multiple devices on Android and iOS. FreedomPop as connections with McDonald’s, Starbucks, Burger King plus Best Buy with more hotspots continuing to be added. The company has also added a sizable amount to its bankroll in January to continue a global rollout for international customers. Products include a new ‘free hotspot’ at an initial low-cost that gives freedom Pop users free data in 25 countries plus a SIM accessing free calls in multiple regions in Europe.

There are indications that the company is in talks with their investors to include investment from Uber. The potential, as yet undisclosed new investor may also integrate FreedomPop with other services within its portfolio. Company insiders have also advised they are making significant headway in working with new carriers to grow its services both, domestically and internationally. Customers of FreedomPop pay only for what they use helping its international expansion continue to grow with services within the United Kingdom market seeing a conversion rate of over 45 percent after its service launch into the U.K. market in 2015.

The FreedomPop SIM provides coverage in Europe with plans to continue expansion into France, Germany, Italy and more with reports advising there will be coverage extended to 40 countries by year’s end 2016, including Asia and Latin America.

Sources:
https://techcrunch.com/2016/01/20/freedompop-raises-another-50m-launches-free-global-data-hotspot-and-sim/

https://techcrunch.com/2015/01/21/freedompop-wifi/

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ClassDojo Changing The Face of Teaching

ClassDojo began as a developmental platform that assisted communications between parents and teachers. The main idea behind the site was to be a help for parents and teachers to assist their pupils in continued growth in their studies. Since its humble beginnings, ClassDojo has grown to become one of the most accessed developmental teaching helps available today.

It goes without saying that without a proper way to access and convey ideas, teaching individuals core materials and ideas become troublesome. When a student is involved in a classroom work, and doesn’t understand his or her lessons or general concepts, is a failure all the way around, not only for the students, but also for teachers and parents who are trying to assist and better their pupils.

ClassDojo has managed to raise $21 million for its initial expansion. It is their hopes that the helper will become an application that is used by many schools to better bridge the gap between faculty, parents and students. The founders of the platform, Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don believe that the time for a platform such as acceptance arrived.

In today’s expanding digital age, school necessities are being replaced as the technology allows. In many cases, where students would have to support their studies with a plethora of huge physical books, now the digital age has allowed thousands of pages of material to be held in a single electronic file, which can then be read using any one of a number of different reading tools. In much the way technology has changed the face of education, Class Dojo is trying to change and better the way students, teachers and parents communicate with each other. Is there hope that such a increase in proper communication will help students reach their goals in the long run.

Now, five years after their initial startup, the application boasts millions of downloads from the Apple Store and Google Play.

With ClassDojo, now parents especially can have a more robust interaction with their sons and daughters as they learn throughout the school year. What many may consider a simple application is changing the effectiveness of teachers, and better equipping them to deal with the problems of students everyday.

 

Find out more about ClassDojo:

https://www.edsurge.com/product-reviews/classdojo

 

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For Home and Industrial Needs a Family Business Has Been Serving The Community for 65 Years

Eucatex Group was originally founded in 1951 by Paulo Maluf. In 1954, it was in full operation in Salto. It began manufacturing eucalyptus fibers used in the production of plates. In 2010, Flavio Maluf began Eucatex under the parent company of Maluf Family. The company produces laminate floors, paints, partitions, and constructs doors for business buildings. In 2010, Eucatex had also started working on waterproofing and how to control moisture and infiltration. The company also has created fiber boards used for the back of furniture and the creation of drawers. Flavio Maluf is planning to branch into technology. According to Maluf, in 2013, technology in schools was up to 46 percent in Brazil. Teachers use the internet to help enhance teaching by taking advantage of the educational programs and software that is available to help improve the education in the classroom. Maluf finds that 7 percent of students use the internet in school and 68 percent use the internet at home. Maluf wants to continue producing household products, also and that includes rubbermaid products after acquiring Newell Rubbermaid in 2015. Flavio Maluf hopes to create food and beverage containers as well as household appliances and baby products. He also acquired the Jarden Group that had been established in 2001. The Jarden Group and the Newell Rubbermaid merger will be called Newell Brands. Flavio Maluf has hired Michael Polk, CEO of Newell Rubbermaid to handle the same position at Newell Brands.

Flavio Maluf is the current president of Eucatex and Grand Food Group. He was born on December 2, 1961 the eldest son of Paulo Maluf, a Brazilian politician and civil engineer. The Brazilian entrepreneur and engineer graduated from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. Maluf went on to study administrative studies at New York University.

Flavio Maluf returned to Brazil to work at his father’s company, Eucatex Group. He spent 27 years working in various areas of the company including the trade and industrial sectors before leaving in 1996 to hold the position of Eucatex CEO that his uncle appointed him to. Maluf is married and the father three grown children, and is a popular tweeter.