Since it was established 25 years ago by CEO Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company (AWC) has maintained its position as the top seller of fine and rare wines, also referred to as rare vintages. AWC has expanded further by establishing two more sales offices based in Asia, with the headquarters remaining in London. AWC has managed to capture a wide market share in more than 150 countries in virtually all the continents. Currently, the company supplies fine wines to individuals, popular restaurants as well as wine trade companies. The secret behind their improvement is good management and proper planning. Their variety has garnered them international recognition as most of their brands are consumed around the world.

In close scrutiny, experts say that AWC is strategically placed based on its impressive physical premises, brand recognition and acceptance as well as customer relations. This is to mean they have been able to beat similar firms in almost every aspect. Another factor that has contributed to the growth of AWC is the maintenance of a streamlined IT and operational infrastructure. This has helped the company to link to different parts of the works and to get all information as would be required to make their products better.

Through the creativity and efforts of the management of AWC, the company managed to break record in 2011 for selling the most expensive wine bottle ever. The bottle was sold at an amount (£75,000) that attracted the attention of different newsrooms, something that gave the company more publicity cover all over the world. Because of their international recognition as experts, AWC is invited for active support and advice to wine cellars held in châteaux, and other locations worldwide. Basically, AWC is among predictable companies that are eyed by investors in 2015. Their progress for the last two decades is proof that the company is becoming better every day.

To improve on the management of their sales and customer departments, AWC managed to hire two more executives. The company hired Stuart Young who would help to increase the number of client account management team by 100 % in two years. Philippe Guillot, their second executive appointee, was absorbed to the company as Asia’s Sales Director for their offices in Hong Kong and Manila. AWC aspires to reach their maximum investment with their target being to get the best management team for continued improvement in their system and operational network.

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“Please place your watches in the box.”

Brian Torchin knows that this is apt to be a statement heard from university professors before any exams are given. Why, you ask? It all is in response to the soon to be released Apple Smartwatch that can browse the internet. Universities throughout the United Kingdom have already started banning watches all together from the classrooms during exams. United States universities will surely follow suit.

At this point, it may be easy to identify a smartwatch from a normal watch, but administrators are predicting the day is soon when it will be very difficult to distinguish a regular timepiece from one that has the internet on a person’s wrist. It is much easier just to start banning watches all together from the classrooms now. By doing so, educators know they will be cutting the chances of cheating on tests.

Mobile phones are already disallowed in testing rooms, and now watches are in the same category.

Thus far it seems students are accepting this new rule.


So a few months back I told y’all about FreedomPop’s revolutionary free service and now I’m back to give an update. I’m telling you, it’s not hype. What started as an interest in the company’s progress has turned into a personal success story.

I began putting myself on a strict budget each month, and this was in an effort to save myself some money. I really wanted to save up to buy a car, but I was never able to get my spending under control. I started examining everything I was spending money on each month, and I was surprised to find that my internet, cell phone, and television bill were the most expensive, next to what I paid for rent. I was astonished to learn that each month I was paying close to $200 for my entertainment bills, so it was time to make a change.

I wanted to cut back anywhere I could, and the first thing I did was cut off all the extra channels that I had on my cable bill. I cut it down to the very basics, and ended up paying significantly less, compared to what I was paying before. I then focused on my cell phone, and I switched from the current cell phone company I have, over to FreedomPop.

I decided to switch over my internet service too, in order to save more money. I easily save $100 each month, between what I’m paying for the cell phone and the internet bill each month. I’m amazed at how disciplined I am, especially after cutting back on a lot of things that I felt were necessary. What I love about FreedomPop, is the fact that I can have a network in my home, and it allows me to set up any mobile device that I have on my network. The network is also secure, so I don’t have to worry about anyone logging on without permission.

Also as a FreedomPop user, I have access to hotspots all over my area which I can find using the FreedomPop app. Since they’ve been acquired by Sprint, more and more of these hotspots are popping up.

I was quickly able to transfer my phone over to FreedomPop, which made it very hassle free. I’m very happy with my internet services, and I’m even considering getting their Photon hotspot so I can take it with me anywhere. I’m very thankful that I found FreedomPop, because I can truly see my car in the near future, because I’m easily saving over $100 a month, after switching to FreedomPop. I would recommend FreedomPop to anyone looking to save money.

Apps Internet Personal Phones

Hornet has been a really helpful application for gay men to find new friends in their location through geo-location features. All you need is a smartphone with a Wi-Fi connection and you can now meet other gay men in your locality.

The app allows you to filter and search through men in your area and helps you find the best matches as soon as possible. You can make a judgment call after looking at the photos, biographical info on the person and other such details. The company recently added some health based features to its list to encourage safe sex.

Twenty per cent of gay and bi-sexual men in the US have been diagnosed with Aids and according to a recent survey, it has been found that close to 44 per cent of people under the age of 35 have never been tested for the disease.

Getting a regular update on your HIV status is a key condition to practicing safe sex. With that in mind, Hornet has introduced the ‘Know your Status’ feature to help users disclose details on their medical health with regard to whether if your status is positive or if you are taking pre-exposure prophylaxis and you have a virus that is undetectable.

It also gives remainders to users to ask them to take a HIV test every 6 months. This seems reasonable for Lee G. Lovett. These simple steps can help you search for the right person.


Batteries have long been a limiting factor when it comes to mobile devices, as more sophisticated devices invariably require an increasing amount of battery power.

With the latest technologies and gadgets, battery life issues are always been a part of the core research that companies need to answer. Nowadays people like business success story Bernardo Chau are always on the go, so definitely they really do not have the luxury of waiting for the batteries of their gadgets to charge.

But with the advantages of having gadgets, charging these batteries can’t be disregarded. So to answer that problem, manufacturers have actually developed fast-charging batteries. StoreDot, an Israel-based company has recently announced the coming of the Nanodot battery technology, a battery that charges super-fast. Investors have already given this company $48 million worth of funds to further develop the technology.

Founder and CEO Dr. Doron Myersdorf and Prof. Simon Litsyn, CTO, holds the management of StoreDot. Nanodot is described as natural nano crystals, which are uniform in size of about 2 nanometers in diameter, and comprise of bioorganic peptide molecules. If the innovation continues, we will have a battery that can charge for only about 30 seconds and will have an extended battery life.

By the development of this technology people will not have to worry that they were not able to charged the battery of their gadgets for a long time, they can just plug and go.

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Skout is a highly respected developer of a very useful location-based networking and dating app as well as a website that is used for social networking purposes. The company was one of the first companies to use an app to help people who are looking to date. It was also used for a mobile people discovery app to provides an emphasis on creating a generalized user location. The application can be used on both an iOS as well as Android operating systems. Skout also owns other companies and applications that include an application exclusively devoted to nightlife app and the application that is known as Fuse which is used as a way to create temporary group messages easily and quickly. Their Facebook page reports that there have been over 500 million connections used that were made solely by using their app in a single year.

The company takes advantage of a cellphone’s global positioning system that lets their users look for as well as find many other users that are located within the general radius of each other. While the app does not allow people to find out a user’s precise location, it can still enable connections to be made. All of those who are using the app may choose to decide opt-out of the built location-tracking features that can be found on the app. The GPS location technology used here is only enabled by those users who are part of the the adult community and not under a certain age. This is designed to help people avoid inappropriate contacts with minors that may occur without the parent’s permission. While someone who is using the system to look for people, they can decide to see detailed profiles as well as recent activities of various users that they might find interesting and might have in common with them. This particular application also allows the users who are working with to contact others they want to potentially hook up with to use instant messaging or even send charming and thoughtful virtual gifts to another user. Safeguards are in place to help make sure that app can segregates all adult and teen communities who are using it at any one time. The Skout app is currently available in 180 countries with plans for expansion into others as well in the near future. Users can choose to communicate with other uses in fourteen different languages. Skout has been tweeting out plans recently to introduce more language options in the future to enable international travelers to make even better connections with each other.

Skout also has a specific travel feature that is designed to allow all of their users to meet people in another city even while they are traveling their temporarily. Skout Travel is only available as a premium feature that requires a user to pay an extra fee. Another feature that is available on Skout is known as the “Shake to Chat.” This particular feature allows people to connect with others who are shaking their phones as they are doing so. This can be another fun way to connect with others in their community.

Click here for their official website.

For more information on downloading the iTunes app or the Android app, see here.

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For those who want to branch out of their normal drinking routine and look for something new, try the new app called Next Glass. This app aims in helping people find a new drink. The Business Insider reported that the Next Glass app scans various beer and wine bottles and provides its users a score based on their preferences and previous ratings.

Next Glass also presents the alcohol volume and calorie count of the drink. To gauge the drinker’s preferences, the app will initially ask its users to rate a few number of wine and beer bottles. Also, the founders of the app said that the more a user rates the bottles, the smarter the app becomes. After which, its users will just find a bottle that looks interesting to them, launch the app, and scan the bottle using the smartphone’s camera. Using an augmented reality technology, Next Glass will calculate the drink’s data on an instant, showing the rating and calorie content near the bottle’s image on the app.

Presently, the Next Glass app has more than 23,000 bottles of wine and beer in its inventory. According to the Business Insider, the app will probably not recognize every beer or wine bottle at local wine shops or bars. However, it guarantees to recognize most beer and wine bottles sold at various grocery stores nationwide. Moreover, the Next Glass app is currently available for Android and iOS devices. I told my friend Fersen Lambranho about Next Glass and now he’s advocating for it on WordPress like me. Haha.


It seems like everyone’s talking about it these days. I’ve seen them mentioned on Slickdeals, USA Today, and TechCrunch all this week alone. So that’s it. I’m jumping aboard the FreedomPop bandwagon and telling you awesome readers what it’s all about.

What does FreedomPop Offer?
FreedomPop will offer you mobile and high speed internet service for FREE. Zero. Zilch. It has been made so simple to get high speed broadband or just basic home broadband. It is also free or for a higher speed with unlimited data, it will cost as low as $20.00. It is even available if you are on the go. This is high speed wireless internet on every device and is available everywhere you go. This is available at the airport, or at a beach. You can always have free wifi for your tablet, phone, and computer.

A Large Selection of Devices
FreedomPop does offer a large selection of items and products to ensure that your needs are completely fulfilled. The following is a sample for valued customers to choose from:
*Samsung Galaxy S4; This smartphone offers maximum power and is very appealing.
*Samsung Victory 4G LTE; This is a high quality smartphone that offers 4.0″touch display. This is connected to FreedomPop’s high speed LTE network
*Samsung Galaxy Slll; This is also a powerful and stylish smartphone that is highly equipped and offers an 8-megapixel camera
*You can also activate your own device.
*Privacy Phone; You are offered complete privacy with full features. This protects from spyware and hackers
You are encouraged to browse and find the many other products that FreedomPop has to offer. This is only a sample of the many phone options.

Save On Your Phone Bill
When you switch to FreedomPop from your current carrier, you can save as much as $1000 per year on your mobile phone bill. You are not required to sign a contract. There is no commitment. You have the option to cancel at any time if you’re not 100 percent satisfied with the service.

Note: they’ve recently moved Twitter accounts. The new one can be found here.

Committed Wireless Provider
FreedomPop is proud to be the nation’s
very first internet provider that offers to deliver 100 percent free mobile broadband internet access. There is a high commitment to the valued customer. This offers the following;
*Low cost
*4G wireless broadband internet service
*Cable broadband
*High speed internet
Every customer will appreciate the high speed that is offered. Internet access anywhere and any time.


A new Food Scores Database was launched Monday, Oct. 27, by the Environmental Working Group, with a stated goal of providing additional information for consumers who want to know what’s in the food they buy.

With details on the ingredients and nutritional components of more than 80,000 items sold in grocery stores, the data is designed to offer consumers a score from 1 to 10 on the nutritional value, the number of ingredients in the food or its packaging that might be of concern, and an estimate of the “processed” level of the food. The ratings are based on various factors: Organic certification, whether meat was raised according to animal standards, antibiotic or pesticide use, and ingredient specifics, including GMOs and gluten content. A comparison with similar products is one of the components of the rating.

Critics of the ratings say that they are little more than guesses, but the sponsoring group defends the methodology, and states that procedures are spelled out in detail on the Food Scores website. This database is the latest response to growing demands calling for more disclosure of ingredients and processing techniques. Packaged and processed foods, have come under fire for high sugar and fat content, as well as for additives that some claim are the cause of higher incidences of illness, disease and obesity.

Agri-business is the target of other demands, including a call for more “transparent” labeling and mandatory disclosure of genetically-modified ingredients. Even though a number of food producers and grocery chains, and numerous restaurants, have adopted anti-GMO policies, there are calls for banning such ingredients or, at the least, for mandatory labeling legislation.

A mobile app for the newly released Food Scores is expected to be available in the near future, designed to supply the rating when aimed at a product barcode. The app will be available on iPhone and FreedomPop Android devices.

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Smartphone software is forever changing. This week brought news that Google has come up with a cool, new application for customers to try out. The app is called Inbox. It is said to help ease the complications of dealing with your email.

Inbox attempts to create cohesion in a person’s email correspondence by creating a link to your Calendar dates and To Do list tasks. The email of choice will be Gmail, but this app promises to be so much more than a Gmail receiving tool.

When you open the app for the first time and register your email, you will see a bunch of different sidebars. These are called bundles and they attempt to put your email in appropriate boxes. By separating your work, home, social networking, and other emails, Inbox tries to make your life a lot easier.

By automatically registering any important dates in your email, the Inbox app will try to help you schedule time to complete certain tasks. For example, if you put in a 1pm appointment to get your hair cut, the app might remind you about an email referencing an important office meeting at that time.

Despite the interesting features, it is debatable whether Inbox is worth installing. Most people have their email organized anyway. Unless you’re some kind of Hollywood mogul like Tom Rothman and get 50 or 60 emails a day from various types of people or companies, this may not be the app for you.

The application is invite only right now, with invited users serving as digital guinea pigs to test the bugs in the system. A modified and improved version of the app should be available within the coming months.

Apps Google News