Category: Tech

Jason Hope – Passionate Investor In Futuristic Technology

The Internet of Things is the name of the technology that would help different appliances to work in conjunction with each other. It means that every tool we use can be connected in an integrated fashion and can be controlled remotely to help make lives much easier.

Jason Hope, owner of Jason Hope Business Consulting, and a renowned futurist, philanthropist, and an entrepreneur, from the state of Arizona, loves to write on technology from time to time. He is also an investor with many technology firms that develops a host of mobile applications and futuristic technology to help create a better tomorrow.

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Jason Hope believes it is just a matter of time when Internet of Things technology replaces the smart technology we use today. The Internet of Things would help the devices work together with the help of shared network, which would make sharing of information much faster.

Jason Hope has done his Masters in Business Administration from WP Carey School of Business after graduating from Arizona State University. He started his entrepreneurial career at a very early age, and today he is one of the most passionate futurists and loves to invest in technology that can change the future.

Jason Hope is also a philanthropist who is known for donating generously to many charities to help empower and strengthen the community. Jason Hope is also associated with SENS Research Foundation, where he gives generously, to find cures for many terminal diseases as well as look for ways for effective anti-aging methods.

WhatsApp Will Be Free For All FreedomPop Users

Users who are on the reedomPop network today are going to be able to start using WhatsApp whenever they want. TFhey have already been able to use it because it is a free app, but now Venture Beat is saying that FreedomPop will not even charge their users for data that was absorbed by WhatsApp.

The WhatsApp revolution has been a long time in the making because there are millions of people who are already using the app Someone who already used the app can just come over to FreedomPop, and they can start using it totally free on a FreedomPop phone. The FreedomPop phones and plans are already pretty cheap, and they make it very easy for everyone to get the talk time they need. There is even a free plan that is going to help people who are in dire need of a phone they cannot afford any other way.

Someone who is on the FreedomPop network today is going to be able to try WhatsApp by getting their own account on WhatsApp and using it to text or to make calls. This is a really easy thing for people to do because they can just go to the app and start using it. Their data will go to use in other places, and it will help them make sure that they are going to be able to talk as much as they want without any problems at all.

Someone who has been on FreedomPop for a long time will be able to go over to WhatsApp if they want, and that will make it even easier for them to save money. Someone who is going with the free plan at FreedomPop is going to get more talking and texting time because they will be on an app that works no matter where they go. They do not have to count their data, and they do not have to worry about how much they are using ever again. The whole process is really easy, and the process is going to work like a charm for everyone on FreedomPop.

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Securus Technologies Enhances Telecommunication in Correctional Facilities

Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies is a company that specializes in telecommunication solutions for clients in the criminal justice system. This business primarily serves correctional facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Securus Technologies provides online video conferencing and inmate phone calls services to such institutions in North America. 

Securus works directly with more than 3,400 entities in law enforcement. This company also delivers reliable telecommunication access to over 1.2 million inmates. To accommodate the needs of such a growing client base, Securus Technologies has opened a technology center in Carrollton just outside of Dallas. This 10,500-square-foot building is specifically designated for storing and displaying new hardware and software that is developed by Securus Technologies. Clients from the criminal justice industry are invited to visit the technology center and learn more about the latest solutions that are exclusively available only from Securus Technologies. 

Securus Technologies has done a survey on the use of the latest technology and patented products in the criminal justice network of the U.S.A. Among all of the correctional facilities that were interviewed, 56 percent acknowledged plans to update their Information Technology infrastructure. Additionally, 15 percent of the interviewed subjects expressed a strong desire to reduce operational costs. 

Richard A. Smith, the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, recognizes that most of clients operate on tight budgets. Therefore, there’s always pressure for correctional facilities to find affordable yet reliable telecommunication solutions. The CEO of the company is confident that his company has the right IT solutions that can automate the logistical aspects of running correctional facilities. Besides reducing costs for jails and prisons, web conferencing is a service that can drastically improve inmate communication between them and their friends and loved ones. Securus Technologies also believes that the use of tablets will also benefit both inmates and their facilities. 

FreedomPop’s New Venture with Intel

FreedomPop launched in late 2012 and ever since has been on the rise and has already hit over one million customers. The company eventually added 3G and LTE support running across Sprint’s network, with a mix of free and inexpensive rate plans. FreedomPop also noted that it is in discussions with multiple major global carriers for strategic partnership across other markets.

FreedomPop has recently secured strategic financing from Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, to expand its FreedomPop branded smartphone lineup. FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols said the phone will run Google’s Android platform and will be manufactured by a well known OEM which he declined to reveal. The device will use Intel’s SoFIA chipset platform. It plans to launch on the network of a second U.S. carrier partner which it plans to reveal in 2016 and the device will supposedly sell for a little under $200.

The device will be powered by Intel’s cost-effective SoFIA Atom x3 processors and be optimized for Wi-Fi use. The chips, which support Android and Windows systems, are meant for entry-level devices and feature 3G or 4G connectivity, depending on the chip. It will have 13 MP front and 5 MP rear cameras as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GNSS.

FreedomPop phone will be able to seamlessly switch between cellular networks and Wi-Fi hotspots. Engadget reports when connected to mobile data, it will supposedly be free.

The carrier are offering certified pre-owned models with massive discounts but they do include support for LTE services which runs across Sprint’s domestic network.

Their super deals offer one month of free unlimited voice calling, text messaging and 1 gigabyte of cellular data, after which customers will transition to FreedomPop’s standard free offer of 500 megabytes of cellular data, 500 text messages and 500 calling minutes.

FreedomPop announced that it had raised $30M more in new financing, which it says will go to accelerate its growth in the U.S., and expand its free mobile service. The funding was led by Partech Ventures, and also included DCM Capital and Mangrove Capital.

FreedomPop also said it is adding a new strategic investor, which will be announced separately. Stokols says the new funding comes despite multiple M&A offers and speculation over a sale of the service; instead the company claims it declined multiple M&A offers for the company, instead of a possible sale, it is expected to grow new opportunities.