SEC Adopts Rules for Regulation Crowdfunding- A Review (Content Princess)

Usually, the only things I review are actual products, but today’s review is a little bit different. This review involves the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its adoption of rules involving crowdfunding and the selling of securities via this method.

What is Crowdfunding?

In case you are unfamiliar with the term, crowdfunding is a method of raising money through the Internet. Crowdfunding is used by individuals for a variety of reasons.

One purpose could be to raise money to put a product into development or production. It could also be used by individuals in dire need, whereby individuals could donate to help a person pay for expenses.

What is Regulation Crowdfunding?

Regulation Crowdfunding is just part of proposed amendments to certain rules involving the selling of securities by companies. Part of the JOBS Act was to amend certain rules put in place by the SEC.

These amendments would allow companies to sell securities through the crowdfunding method. Although this could be a matter of concern for many people (and for a good reason), there are quite a few regulations in place for both buyers and sellers of securities, along with the portals through which these transactions take place.

Rules for Sellers

  • Some of the rules for sellers of securities are as follows:
  • Sellers must provide the prices of the securities being sold.
  • Sellers must provide their company’s financial status.
  • Sellers must provide financial statements to investors.
  • Sellers must provide this information to the SEC and the entity that provides the medium for crowdfunding services.

Rules for Investors

Investors have certain regulations as well, mostly in place to protect them from fraud or substantial losses. This is mostly in the form of a limitation as to how much they can invest in a 12-month period. The amount allowed to be invested is based on income.

Regardless of income levels, an investor is limited to an investment of $100,000 for a 12-month period.

Rules for Funding Portals

Funding portals are the regulated, registered intermediaries through which securities crowdfunding takes place. Some of the requirements of these portals are:

  • Inform investors on how the process works as well as the offered securities.
  • Ensure companies using their portal are in good standing and keep proper records to use their portal.
  • Post all required disclosure information from the seller to the public at least 3 weeks before the securities begin selling.
  • Allow for communication about all offerings available via the portal.
  • Require investors to create and open an account before making any transactions.
  • Portals are ineligible from participating in the purchasing of securities by any company that uses that portal.
  • Comply with any rules and regulations set forth by the SEC to operate or continue operating.

My Assessment and Conclusion

Investors rightly should be concerned about buying securities through crowdfunding, but the rules and proposed amendments set forth by the SEC seem to have all the bases covered, thereby eliminating the majority of fraudulent actions by a company or portal and offering more than reasonable protections to investors.

Since crowdfunding is a popular method of buying and investing, there is no foreseeable good reason why the selling of securities should not take place in this way.

The requirements of each party listed in the sections above are not all the requirements set forth by the SEC. For full information on what sellers, investors, and portals are required to do and are limited by, please click here to be directed to the SEC web page regarding this matter.


Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Marriage Equality (Content Princess)

The issue of gender equality in marriage has been a controversial topic across the globe. With more people beginning to understand and accept the concept of homosexual relationships, a lot of pressure has been put on the governments of the world. There has been an increasing demand that laws should accommodate the interests of homosexual people.

For countless decades the world has been trying to challenge ancient views; some of which date as far back as the beginning of humanity. But gay relationships are still seen as illegitimate, let alone same-sex marriages.

In the United States, the laws on same-sex marriages were ambiguous. While in some states this was legally acceptable, some states had a ban against this.

The Ruling

Previously (in 1972) a case was held in the Supreme Court regarding the laws that condemned same-sex marriages. This was the Baker v. Nelson case where the Supreme Court came to the decision that refusing to legalise same-sex marriages did not go against the US constitution. It was because of this that not much advancement has been made since then.

However, on the 26th of June, in 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges was held as a case in the Supreme Court. They debated, discussed and then came to a final decision. The Obergefell v. Hodges case went against – and overrode – the Baker v. Nelson.

Now a marriage bond constituting of 2 people of the same gender is recognised and permitted by the law of the United States of America. This law is effective across every state in America as well any territories and possessions of the United States.

The Reason Behind the Law

It is a surprise that this law was passed since many people are still against homosexuality – due to religious reasons or personal views. However, when James Obergefell appealed for this case, he was thinking about equality.  Was it fair that the rest of the population could turn their relationships into a strong commitment like marriage but homosexual couples couldn’t?

In America, there was no prohibition on a same-sex relationship so it did not make sense that there would be a prohibition on marriages.

Views on the Law

Legalising same-sex marriages affects mostly those who are currently in a same-sex relationship; and more importantly those who are considering marriage. Their friends and families will be affected, but apart from these people no one else will be affected directly.

Despite this, there are people who have faulted this law. In primaries made up mostly of conservatives who are religious, Republicans are of the opinion that this issue should have been something that the citizens of America should decide, rather that the Supreme Court.

America is a largely Christian country, so the views of many people are bound to be influenced by their faith.

The Future

This law has eased people’s affairs as well as brought hope to many people. If the issue of homosexuality has been tackled this much then what is to say whether the fall of other issues (like racism or extremism) will come to an end soon.


10 Must-See Goa Attraction Guaranteed to Spice Up Your Trip (Content Princess)

Whether you are embarking on a family trip, a relaxing vacation or a romantic getaway, the city of Goa has something dazzling in store for you!

If you’re looking for exciting, new adventures to have in Goa, the following activities are absolute musts.

EsselWorld and the Water Kingdom

What could scream fun more than an amusement park?

Visit EsselWorld and the Water Kingdom for an utterly thrilling day outside, with entertainment for all ages! And if the weather is too hot, the water slides and pools of the Water Kingdom are sure to calm you down.

Enjoy the rides of EsselWorld today!


Are you a fan of arcades and video games? Then Timezone is most definitely for you!

Re-experience the joy of childhood with rides, prizes, games and more! And if you happen to have kids, make sure to bring them along for a fun-filled day at Timezone.

Fit Timezone into your schedule for an action packed experience right here in Goa!

Tatva Elements Spa

Built around the five elements of Indian mythology, the Tatva Elements Spa is set on creating the ideal soothing atmosphere for each, no matter how unique their preferences.

To ensure that they are enveloped in the most comfortable, serene ambience possible, the spa allows customers to handpick oils and incense from a myriad of choices, as well as converse with spa therapists to set the mood and treatment options exactly to their liking.

Drop by the Tatva Elements Spa for the pampering of a lifetime.

Chalo Picnic

If you have a more adventurous, outdoors soul, then splurging a bit on a parasailing or wake boarding trip is entirely worth it.

Designed to provide a thrilling combination of rope bridges, obstacle courses, rock walls, paintball wars, and extreme water or air based sports, Chalo Picnic will give you the experience of a lifetime.

Plan to visit Chalo Picnic for some truly unforgettable moments.

PVR Cinema

Enjoy a fun movie of your choice with you friends or family at the PVR Cinema in Goa, one of the largest film entertainment companies in India.

Take your pick of the selection, and sit down to view an original film of any genre for a casual, memorable evening.

Visit the PVR Cinema for a pleasurable experience in Goa!

Rediscovery Cruises

Picture this: a breathtaking sunset forming a backdrop of pink and orange, creating a soft ambience for a romantic dinner on the water. Or perhaps you’d prefer a more adventurous approach, exploring the rivers of Goa on a comfortable day cruise.

Whatever your preference, Rediscovery Cruises has a private cruise to suit your needs – just you and your group, no pesky bystanders to interfere!

Look up Rediscovery Cruises and glance through their selection!

SinQ Beach Club and Lounge

If you’re looking for a wilder evening out, SinQ is where you need to be. A luxury club at a lifestyle resort, it provides music, drinks, restaurant quality meals derived from varying cuisines, and seating by the pool.

Spend the evening at SinQ and get a taste of Goa nightlife.

The Park Calangute

Dine at The Park for an exquisite meal prepared from fresh, local ingredients, cooked to mouthwatering perfection and plated stylishly for your enjoyment.

Enjoy the complimentary evening entertainment varying from karaoke nights to professional singers, and spend some time at the bar sipping a refreshing drink with a friend.

Visit the Park Calangute for a refreshing restaurant experience!

Lifespring Tarot Card Reading

For the more astrologically inclined, don’t miss out on an opportunity to get a tarot card reading at Lifespring. Whether you would prefer a telephonic reading, email, or a personal consultation, get a taste of the future today!

Ramada Caravela Beach Resort and Spa

Lastly, make sure to enjoy your time on the beaches of Goa and relax by the pool or on the beach at the Ramada Caravela Beach Resort – and when you’re ready, step into its spa to receive a full body massage. Don’t forget to take advantage of all you can eat at the buffet lunch!

Stop by the Ramada Caravela Beach Resort for a beachfront, luxury hotel experience.

If you’ve found this list useful and enjoyed getting to know Goa, share it with a friend! And don’t forget to comment with your Goa experience and the places you’ve seen!



Restaurants in Dehli are waking up to the fact that no one likes to rise early on a Sunday morning.When you do wake up, why not try seeking out the satisfying indulgence of the increasingly popular brunch.

Brunch bestrides the standard hours of breakfast and lunch and should be served in large enough amounts to taking one through to the middle of the afternoon without a pang.  We don’t ask for much.  Just satisfying grub and value for money will do the trick!

Are you on a tighter budget or just spent too much letting your hair down on Saturday night?  These places offer unmissable special deals and good prices.

So without further ado, below is listed some of the hottest spots to spoil oneself for under Rs 1000.  No need to set the alarm clock for these tasty eats. 

THE NEW TOWN CAFÉ IN PARK PLAZA in Park Plaza, Sector 55, Noida

An elegantly appointed eatery. 

You will have to dress up a little for a sumptuous brunch buffet here, but it is SO worth it.  The limpid ambience of the room compliments the comfortable chairs and stand out service. 

Don’t be tempted to dive into the crystal swimming pool to make your head!  Save your energy for wading through the mounds of delectable food displayed at the buffet.  The Cafe’ opens its doors for all you hungry brunchers out there at 11.30 a.m.

Try this beauty of a place for the discounted price of Rs 499 pp.  Get up and go!

T’POT CAFÉ Main Shivalik Road, Begumpur, Malviya Nagar

Open from 11 a.m. on Sundays – A friendly, vibey atmosphere in which to slowly wake up and eat.

When I visit for brunch here, it can’t help but brighten my day, surrounded by the primary coloured crockery and chartreuse coated walls.  Even though this is a chain of restaurants, each one retains a unique spirit and flavour. 

The signature must-try drink is the T’pot flask chai tea, served in a vat-sized glass.  The vegetarian options on the menu that are consistently in demand are the lavishly topped pizzas.  Cookies are a yummy favourite too.

A modest brunch comes in around Rs 160 pp price range, but at these prices, everyone can afford to splurge!

MOSAIC in Crown Plaza, Twin District Center, Sector 10, Rohini

The Live Egg Station here is alive with delicious toppings!

When indulging in a delightful Sunday brunch refuelling, remember that booking for this mega popular poolside treat is essential.  What better way to wipe away a Saturday night bender than by shovelling in the mouthwatering delights available at the buffet in this family friendly establishment? 

I come here for the drool-inducing North Indian and continental cuisine delights.  The selection of food kick starts my appetite.

This destination Sunday buffet brunch restaurant is available to be tried with a special rate of Rs 999.  And at that price, it is well worth the visit.  The buffet is open from 12 noon and continues to pump out the nosh until 3 p.m.


Sooth away the hectic week by tucking into gorgeous grub.

I look no further when seeking out a place of note to have a Sunday brunch that pulls out all the stops and spoils me with more-ish nosh and helpful service.  This is yet another dining establishment that is worth dressing up for a little.  All the better to experience the stand out food on offer at the renowned Sunday brunch served here every weekend.  The room is at once cosy yet elegant.

It’s time to suspend all diets and only dig in at the tempting buffet spread.  The only thing that holds me back is that all the unusual choices sometimes leave me spoilt for choice. 

I am happy to report that the restaurant is open 24 hours, so the food just keeps on coming.

I will make an exception for this glorious brunch feast and urge you to try it for an offer discount price of Rs 1299 pp.  Go and spoil yourself!

THE DINE-ESTY IN THE TIMES SQUARE BUILDING, GURGAON – Times Square Building, B Block, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon.

A fun joint, with major hipster potential. 

Forget about the groan-inducing name and focus on the groan-inducing copious amounts of Chinese food. It’s not just the food that is served in plentiful supply, regular top-ups of coffee are brought around by the courteous staff too. 

I love the sharp furniture design and trendy crowd.  There’s a slightly homespun feel in the food as if there’s a caring Momma in the kitchen wanting to feed me!  This straight-to-the-point Chinese food gets the job done of starting the customer up for the day and putting a smile on their face. 

Shovel down the dim sum for around Rs 886 pp which includes a glass of wine.  This place is open from 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on a Sunday.

Some of the prices listed here may not include tax in the quoted prices. 

So what are you waiting for?  Whether you stumbled into bed late or spent the night watching TV – the idea of a visit to a restaurant for a Sunday Brunch as desirable as the ones listed here, can only make you want the weekend to roll around that much harder.  Go ahead and share your brunch adventures and any surprising discoveries on social media.  Bring on the weekend!


Are You Struggling To Find Things To Do In Gurgaon? Here Are Some Possibilities You May Have Missed! (Content Princess)

Though you may be familiar with many of the attractions that Gurgaon has to offer, it’s possible you may have missed some.

Let’s say you’ve got a long weekend coming up and you have no idea what to do. Well, here’s just a few activities that you never knew about in Gurgaon.

Get out there and start exploring your city with this guide!

Cyber Hub

Cyber Hub has customers raving all over the internet. With a lively environment and multiple food choices, it is a must for anyone who calls Gurgaon home (not to mention, anyone who doesn’t).

Try different food joints and enjoy the entertaining and fun crowd. Each little restaurant and bar has its charming qualities, as you’ll learn as you stop by each of them.

With great drinks and great company, what could go wrong?

Check out the many different restaurants, and pubs Cyber Hub has to offer!

Location: DLF Cyber City, Phase 3, NH 8, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002, India

INOX Cinema

Operating over several different cities in India, many call INOX Cinemas a pan-Indian multiplex chain.

With top notch facilities featuring modern projection, great interiors, and stadium style seating with cup holders, the cinemas are quite popular.

INOX also has a variety of food to enjoy while at the theatre and a selection of English, regional, and Hindu movies.

Pricing: Get an INOX Cinemas open voucher for ₹349!

Location: 3rd Floor, Gurgaon Dreamz Mall, Sector 4 – 7 Circle, Old Railway Road, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001, India


Smaash is a gaming centre that can be found in the Cyber Hub.

With a mix of reality and virtuality, it gives you an interactive experience that you won’t find anywhere else. The arcade also features simulators for sports where gamers can play to test their skills in an immersive environment.

Not only does Smaash feature a top notch arcade, but music and dining will also await you.

Pricing: There are combos offered for pizza, games, buffet meals, and more!

Location: Tower B, Building Number 8, Opposite Dunkin Donuts, Cyber City, Cyber Hub, NH-8, Phase II, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002, India

Oysters Beach Water Park

While still termed a park, Oysters Beach has a very different theme than any neighbourhood park you’ve ever been to!

With dining, attractions, and water rides, this water park is fun for the whole family. Buy your tickets online and spend your day soaking up the sunshine at Oysters Beach Water Park!

Each ride offers a different experience, from thrills to calm water experiences.

Pricing: INR 1,600 for the amusement park, water park, and a multi-cuisine buffet

Location: Sector 29, Huda City Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana 122009, India

Adagio Riding Stables

The Adagio Riding Stables were created by Caroline Juneja Rudrika Singh. The pair introduced the idea of teaching children and adults in India how to ride horses.

Take your whole family here and enjoy a lesson in equestrian training! You’ll even get a horse that matches your size, so you’ll have an easier time learning to ride.

Pricing: Learn the basics of horse riding for INR 3,599 or just experience the joy for INR 999

Location: Village Baliyawas, Opposite Teri gram, Gurgaon – Faridabad Rd, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001, India

The Bottom Line

As you can see, Gurgaon is filled with things to do.

From malls to theatres to arcades to water parks, you’re sure to have an amazing time!

Plan your Saturday today with the help of this list! See, you didn’t run out of things to do in Gurgaon! You just left a few off your list.

And don’t forget to comment what your favourite thing from these activities was or which activity appeals the most to you!


Indulge Yourself in Bangalore – Spa Fixes For Less Than Rs 1000 (Content Princess)

Bangalore isn’t all stress, so wave goodbye to your tension and check out one of these five oh-so-chill spas where you can rejuvenate and recharge for less than Rs 1000.

Don’t want to break the bank while you indulge? Fret not; we’ve included only the highest value establishments of course.

Now get the relaxation and tranquillity you deserve.

SPA.ce The Spa

Don’t discount the hype that’s calling SPA.ce The Spa is perhaps the premiere oasis of peace and calm in all of Bangalore.

With an ambience that simply exudes tranquillity and a professionally trained staff that knows how to enhance your experience, this establishment offers a combination of luxury and affordability you simply can’t forego.

Be sure to check out their range of deals and packages available now at two locations.

•        Full Body Massage

•        Facials

•        Just for Men deals

•        Foot Massage

•        Honeymoon Packages

•        Couples Packages

Location 1: 1st Main Road 7th Cross, Domlur Service Road HAL II Stage, Indiranagar

Location 2: 70 Cunningham Road (Opposite Embassy Woods)

Pricing – Rs 999 for an unforgettable experience

Shathayu Ayurvedic Wellness Centre

Take the natural path to healing and explore one of Bangalore’s renowned Ayurvedic wellness centres. Whether you want to relax, slim down, manage stress, or deal with an existing health problem, the staff at Shathayu have the expertise you desire.

This is a place with a reputation for outstanding weight management consultation as well as effective and affordable rejuvenation and detoxification therapies. The journey from illness to wellness starts here.

Location: 301, 1st Floor, Sidhapura Village, Beside D-Mart, Marathahalli, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield

Pricing: Rs 999 for a natural healing experience

Spa – Howard Johnson Bengaluru Hebbal

Set inside the sleek yet plush Howard Johnson hotel, this luxurious spa provides a truly unforgettable experience for the serious indulger. Explore the full range of massage options as well as the variety of professional beauty and wellness services available.

Known for its modern state of the art facilities and professional team of masseuses, this is the spot for those who are keen to relax in style.

Location:  132, Thanisandra Main Road, Near Manyata Embassy Business Park, Nagawara Junction

Pricing: Rs 999 for relaxation in luxury and style

Juwel Spa & Wellness

This spa and wellness centre has developed a reputation for outstanding customer service and attention to detail. See what all the fuss is about.

Providing a range of spa packages and therapies, customers at Juwel can be certain their stress and fatigue will be long forgotten. The caring and attentive staff make this a must for anyone serious on full decompression.

•        Full Body Massage

•        Pedicure & Manicure

•        Body Scrubs & Wraps

•        Aromatherapy

•        Facials

•        Foot Reflexology


Location: 325, 1st Floor, 6th Main Road, next to Debi Bank, Indiranagar

Pricing: Rs 899 for the service and attention you deserve

Lanna Balinese Luxury Spa

With a full range of packages and deals for individuals, couples, groups and parties, this sanctuary of calm and luxury has some perhaps more unusual offers. Stick to the more traditional full body massage or facial, or give into your adventurous side and try one of Lanna’s unique chocolate and wine therapies.

Specialising in Thai and South-east Asian massage and therapy, you’ll be left stress free with an experience to remember.

Location: 599, 3rd Main Road, Near Polar Bear Ice Cream Parlour, Sadashiva Nagar

Pricing: Rs 699 for a spa experience like no other

Who Is The Most Tranquil Of Them All?

These hubs of tranquillity and wellness in busy Bangalore have a unique blend of luxury and value that make them stand a cut above their competition.

A wide range of therapies and services can be conveniently and affordably obtained through our comprehensive list of spa and wellness centres found on our website.

Don’t forget to spread the word around my friend. Voice your opinion below!


E-commerce Companies in India Are Facing Major Logistic Challenges (Content Princess)

Players all around the world have begun to notice the rapid growth of Indian e-commerce.  India is the second most populous country in the world.  The population is around 1.2 billion.

If you’re unsure how many people that is, think of it like adding together the people of the Netherlands, Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, and France.  Ok, once you have added all of those populations together, you will need to multiply the number by four to get all the people of India.

Everything isn’t easy for India, however.  Here are some of the biggest challenges for Indian E-commerce.

Most of the Items Indian consumers purchase online are returned

Many first-time buyers find their way into the Indian e-commerce world. First-time buyers are unsure about what they expect online stores to provide them.  Sometimes, first-time buyers are the victims of a hard sell. However, once the product reaches them, they realise they made a mistake and wish to return the product. 

Consumer remorse is a problem all over the world.  Even though this is true, the issue is more frequent in countries like India.  This is because of the dependence on new buyers to grow. 

In the e-commerce world, returns become costly.  This is because certain challenges come along with reverse logistics.  It becomes even more complicated when you look at e-commerce across borders.

Cash on Delivery

The preferred payment method is to pay cash once the item has been delivered when dealing with e-commerce in India.  This is because of the little trust that consumers have in online transactions combined with the low penetration of credit cards. Manually collecting cash is riskier, more expensive, and involves more labour than making payments electronically.

The High Failure Rate of the Payment Gateway

When you look at the global standards for payment gateways, India has an abnormally high rate of failure.  E-commerce companies that utilise these payment gateways lose a lot of business.  This is because many of their customers will not try and pay again if the transaction fails the first time.

Low Penetration of Internet

India still has a relatively low rate of people using the internet, especially when compared to western countries.  Not only do few people use the internet, but connectivity is not of high quality in a few regions.  These problems with e-commerce are beginning to rectify, however.  One day soon, connectivity will no longer be an issue when discussing issues that electronic commerce in India faces every day.

Feature Phones Are King

Mobile phone users in India remain high.  However, it is important to note that the majority of these are not using smartphones.  They use feature phones instead.  This means that most people cannot make purchases on the go.  Thanks to the decline of entry-level smartphone prices, the scale is beginning to tip in favor of seeing this change.  It is expected in the next few years that there will be tremendous growth of people who own smartphones.

Non-Standardised Postal Codes

If you live in India and order something over the internet, there is a significant chance that you are going to receive a call from the logistics company trying to find you.  Giving your address just isn’t going to cut it because there is virtually no standardisation in how Indian postal addresses are assigned or written.  Last mile issues are a major e-commerce concert.


Top Trending Furniture In India In 2016 (Content Princess)

The top trends in furniture this year are all focused on saving space and having multiple uses.

The Top Trend In Beds

Beds designs with multiple uses are quite popular this year. The bed design currently in high demand is the sofa cum bed. This bed design allows for quickly changing from a bed to a couch and from a sofa to bed.

This bed design is best used in a living room. It gives the ability to turn it into an extra bedroom as needed when there are guests in the house.

This bed design could also be used in an office for those long work days when you don’t have time to go back home to sleep.

Many of these bed designs also include hidden storage compartments under the cushions for less often used items.

Corner Units

More and more people have begun including corner unit shelving in their home furnishings. These corner units make use of what would otherwise be wasted space.

These units add both extra storage space for organising and storing your things, and extra display surfaces for displaying pieces of a collector.

If the room involved is not large enough for additional furniture, consider standard room furnishings that can be placed in corners to use this wasted space. Corner shelving can also be used here to add extra space to organise your belongings.

Bar Units

Bar unit furniture is becoming a hugely popular addition to living rooms. These units have several shelves and racks to hold glasses and bottles and keep things organised.

Bar units also make great pieces with which to entertain guests.

If the whole unit would take up too much space in your living room, then consider a wall mounted shelving unit to display and organise your bottles.

Wall Units

Wall units can quickly become the focal point of an entertainment room or living room. These units can be used for holding the TV and has many shelves and racks to keep other things organised as well. This can be an excellent means for holding and displaying your books and magazines.

Many of these units also have display cabinets built into them for showing your more fragile collection pieces.

Two Tone Finish

A rising trend currently seen in many contemporary furniture designs is a two shade finish. This is commonly done in two shades of brown but is observed in other colours as well.

This finish is most commonly used on dressers and display cabinets but has been used in chairs and even bed frames.

Space Organisers

Space organisers are trending this year due to their utility and the many excellent varieties of designs and colours available. There is some design out there to fit with any furniture style.

If your current dressers, shelves, and cabinets aren’t enough to store and organise all your belongings, space organisers can be an excellent and useful addition. Another bonus to these units is how less expensive some of the available designs are compared to other furniture.


Nokia and Telecom Italia Partner Again- Review (Content Princess)

I have done lots of product reviews in my time, so I understand if you may be confused about seeing a partnership between two companies and how it relates to a review.

Normally, it is only products that I review, but today is a little bit different. Today, I am reviewing the joining of forces by two telecommunications giants in the industry.

Who Got Together

This partnership is one of the first of its kind. Nokia Networks and Telecom Italia announced recently that they would be partnering for two years in a venture like no one has ever seen.

This is big news in the world of telecommunications, an area that is rapidly changing and advancing with regards to technology.

A Long History

Although this particular partnership is the first of its kind, it is not the first collaboration between the two. Nokia and Telecom Italia have been working together for quite a while now.

The infrastructure giant and Italy’s leading information and communications Technology Company have collaborated on several projects over the last 20 years. This new collaboration is different from anything that either company has done before.

What The Duo is Doing

The plan for this agreement, brought about via a Memorandum of Understanding, is to seek out start-ups, a section of technology which has grown to massive proportions.

The pair will analyse start-ups that are dealing with technologies of interest, further analyse the ones that have the most realistic chance of success, finally investing in those start-ups and their technologies.

My Assessment

Having a start-up company and making it grow into a successful business is a tough job, especially in the technology sector, where competition is as plentiful as it is fierce.

Start-ups that develop new technologies need to be able to scale quickly, along with finding trustworthy partners and investors. Otherwise, their hard work will only be stolen, duplicated, and brought to market by a company who is already an established force in the industry.

The partnership between Nokia and Telecom Italia will provide a benefit on both sides.

Benefits for the Partners

For the Giants, they will gain a share of new technologies of interest, thus continuing to grow their companies. The pair will continue to bring innovation to telecommunications.

Nokia has been an industry leader in infrastructure and pioneered several technologies used today, such as LTE. They continue to develop and perfect the future, 5g.

Benefits for the Start-Ups

Again, start-ups that have great ideas and technologies that have true potential face many challenges, such as getting their ideas turned into reality and on the market, patented before getting crushed by larger competitors.

Should these start-ups be noticed by the tech giants who have banded together again, they will receive one of the things they lack the most, which being funding to develop further and perfect their technologies.

The start-ups will get the recognition they deserve for their innovation, receive the necessary investments, and ultimately grow into successful companies or be incorporated into the two major partners, guaranteeing success for life.


Overall, this partnership between Nokia and Telecom Italia provides benefits all around, not only for the companies and start-ups involved but the customers who will eventually make use of them.


Developers Can Now Translate Apps into 9 Languages Rapidly, Using IBM Cloud Service (Content Princess)

Everything is Now Global

As the Internet becomes more and more accessible across the globe, we see that its grasp has changed everything in our world, from the way we communicate to the ways in which we do business. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected; the barriers of geography, which once limited communication and sharing, are now coming down. There is still a problem that needs to be resolved in this ease of sharing – language. Despite the web’s best efforts, people will still not be able to communicate if they cannot understand what the other one is trying to say. To solve this problem, IBM has created their Globalised Pipeline.

What is the IBM Globalisation Pipeline?

Essentially, the IBM Globalisation Pipeline is a system which will instantly translate your app into nine different languages, with a base language of English. It is currently available in the beta format in Bluemax. Its automated translation is vital for those who are looking to expand the reach of their app into overseas markets. Beyond the base language of English, the Globalisation Pipeline can translate apps into these nine languages:

  1. French
  2. German
  3. Spanish
  4. Brazilian Portuguese
  5. Italian
  6. Japanese
  7. Simplified Chinese
  8. Traditional Chinese
  9. Korean

What are the Benefits of Using the IBM Globalisation Pipeline?

As an app developer, there are many reasons why you would want to be able to translate your app into different languages. Some of these benefits and advantages include:

  • Seamless translation – The IBM Globalisation Pipeline allows for seamless, automated translation of languages for users in other countries. As the internet continues to rise in popularity throughout the world, people are quickly expressing that they dislike reading about anything if it is not in their native language.
  • Increasing mobile use – The business of apps even exists mainly due to the increasing use of mobile devices throughout the world, making it even easier to spread information and apps.
  • Developers can save time and money – App developers have many things that they need to do to get an app ready for production. With the Globalisation Pipeline, developers can focus on the core functions of the app, rather than rewrite the app in a new language.
  • Save money on translation software – The Globalisation Pipeline is cheaper and more efficient than other translation software services available today.

No need to rewrite apps in new languages

Key Features

Now that you know what kind of benefits you can expect with this software, you will want to know what you get when you purchase it. It allows for a variation of import and export application formats, as well as allowing for the import of existing translations to save investments that you have already made in this area. You will also have access to a comprehensive list of open source SDKs to update the translations without the redeployment of the app. Finally, with the opportunity for human post-editing, you can ensure that the translation is always accurate, and change anything you do not like.