Reputation Management Firm Grows Over 1000% in Three Years

Status labs based in Texas, continues to be one of the fastest growing digital marketing companies in the city of Austin, Texas. The company has grown over 1000% between 2012 and 2015. They have a great reputation in the public relations field and continue to work with digital marketing companies. That is where it all started for them. Austin Business Journal has placed the company on the annual fast 50 list.

Status Labs continues to adopt new resources to keep the business competitive in the world of digital marketing. The fact that Austin Business Journal gives them the honors of growing so well is like giving them free advertising and grows out the company even more. Some of the best press is free word of mouth published by another company.

The company works with reputation management, public relations, SEO, and digital marketing campaigns for all different kinds of companies. The size of the company can range as well. Status Labs has been working hard to make a big impact on the city of Austin and also move some of their services around the globe. There is a large market for public relations, SEO management, and creating marketing campaigns around the world. Founders Darius Fisher and Jesse Boskoff are making sure that Stratus Labs keeps has a strong influence on the surrounding communities.

Status Labs has shared the honor of a fast growing business with some other small companies such as 9Gauge Partners, Clear Measure Inc., Freedom Solar Power, and Sabre Commercial.

The company currently has offices in Austin, New York, and São Paulo. The main goal of the business is to help clients achieve the best search rankings for their pages and withhold a good reputation online. So far Staus labs has helped 1500 clients in 35 countries. The digital marketing company has been seen in numerous publications such as New York Times, New York Post, and US News & World Report. Again, the reviews from these popular publications give Staus Labs a lot of attention and more business.

Darius Fisher won the Innovation 50 award in 2015. For more information check out

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Coworking Space has Improved Conditions for Independent Workers

In the past couple of years, there have been some changes made in the type of office spaces that are available to rent. The changes included the creation of shared office spaces for non-traditional employees. The shared office space has been beneficial to many people who would normally use their homes, Internet cafes, libraries or even motel rooms to complete their projects. The ability to work in a professional environment allows for more focus on the task at hand.

Studies conducted on people who worked in shared office spaces found they were able to accomplish a lot more than when they worked in other environments. People were also shown to be more relaxed in a co-working space than when they were in a traditional office setting. The ability to interact with others also gave them a chance to exchange ideas and gain support from their peers.

New Office Spaces in New York City

Workville NYC is changing the way people work in shared office spaces in Manhattan. This innovative company offers co-working space to anyone needing a more professional place to work. Located in the heart of the city, the open concept office space is within easy access of a number of local venues. The co-working spaces offered by Workville NYC are designed to meet the professional, social and relaxation needs of any independent worker. The areas available for social interaction include a fully equipped cafe, a comfortable lounge and three outdoor terraces.

On a professional level the shared office space available from Workville NYC meets the needs of people who work in a broad range of industries. Providing workers with free WiFi and printer services, this space is beneficial to writers, photojournalists, graphic designers and other professional contractors who usually work independently. The co-working space can be leased for whatever amount of time a person needs it for. To further accommodate the different work schedules independent contractors have, the shared office space is accessible 24 hours a day. In addition to the shared co-working spaces available, these offices also include private work areas and meeting rooms, which can be leased by the hour, day, week or month.  But do your own research, see what real people have said on Yelp.

ClassDojo Empowers Teachers, Parents And Students To Stay Connected

ClassDojo has been truly successful in being able to raise 21 million dollars in venture funding. This is indeed an impressive fund raising achievement . This funding that was received is for the ongoing improvement of technology that has been developed with the ability to connect teachers to parents and students.

This amazing high quality technology provides the connection that is needed and wanted by all these folks to help them to be able to have more consistent and readily available communication regarding important information about the activities of the students, social developments, etc. at school. This is real empowerment for all who use this helpful technology.

Because this technology enables the provision of communication throughout the term of the school year and even during the school day, this ground-up change enables parents to keep informed about what their children are experiencing at school and how they are coping. The parents thus are saved from being surprised by incidents that otherwise would most likely only be discussed in a parent teacher meeting that occurs once per semester during the school year.

Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, who are the cofounders of the company, have stated that the company ceased their fund raising plan around the later part of the year in 2015. Now they are using the wonderful supply of money that was raised to be able to grow their team and to discover what types of content and features would be the most useful and resourceful for parents who love using the app.

They want to make the app highly functional not only for use during the school day, but also for use at home. Chaudhary happily stated that the focus is to aid parents to be able to have meaningful conversations at home, along with being able to support or enhance the learning and development of their children that occurs at school to be able to continue at home.

The usage of ClassDojo is very beneficial for teachers for making a schedule of the activities to send to parents, usually on a daily basis. This app can also be used during the day for snapping and sending videos or photos, so that parents can see the latest work of their child or take a look at their child’s participation in various activities at school. It is likely that 2 in 3 schools will soon be using this technology on a regular, long term basis.

ClassDojo’s founders note that when they founded the company back in 2011, they were aware of other educational business involved in technology which had developed digital curriculum and other things. However, they were not aware of any free or easy to use apps that had the power of creating community. They saw the value of creating a positive culture with classrooms and schools.

Human Rights Activism by Thor Halvorssen

Born and raised in Caracas, Thor Halvorssen is the founder and president of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF). He launched the New York-based organization in 2005, and it has since been actively displayed its devotion to global human rights and freedom.
In his human rights advocacy career, the 40-year-old Thor Halvorssen has contributed to various fields including public policy, pro-democracy advocacy, personal rights and civil liberties, and public interest advocacy.

Thor’s knowledge in the human rights field is not just theoretical. He seems to have been driven by the experiences his parents went through. His father exposed corruption in Venezuela’s government when he was working as a drug czar. The reward he was given after that was torture in a Caracas jail. On the other hand, his mother was shot while participating in an anti-Hugo Chavez demo. These two instances are just a few human rights violations Thor’s family has seen not to mention his cousin, Leopoldo Lopez who is still a political prisoner in Venezuela.

Unlike most human rights activists, Thor does not spend his time doing the common stereotypical nature of activists. He has however faced it rough through the tough beatings while serving his cause. Through the Human Rights Foundation, Thor has made great achievements and political prisoners have been freed. For a very long time, he has stood against dictatorship.

Thor’s primary mission is to bring an end to the tyranny world. According to him, he is ready to work with anyone who buys into his mission. It does not matter the person’s political inclinations. His deep involvement in the complicated politics of global human rights made him become a polarizing and perplexing figure in human rights activism. It has also contributed to his central position in the many international conflicts around the world.

Thor Halvorssen is also the founder of an annual gathering known as the Oslo Freedom Forum. The forum is recognized and attended by human rights activists from all over the world. The forum involves speeches from activists and panels where they discuss global human rights issues. The Human Rights Foundation receives donations from PayPal’s Peter Thiel and Google’s Sergey Brin.

The main goal of the Human Rights Foundation is to ensure the oppressive regimes across the world are dealt with in every way possible. He is committed to seeing political prisoners are freed and inviting journalists and dissidents to the annual forum organized by the foundation.

David Osio Uses His Success to Support the Community

David Osio, the founder and CEO of Davos Financial Group (DFG), strives to make a major impact around the world with his philanthropic efforts. He supports music, art, medical research and other charities in the community. For more than 20 years, David has worked with a number of non-profit organizations, involved with the arts, culture and the communities where he does business. He has been a big supporter of the Miami Symphony Orchestra. He is happy the organization can stay open and provide pleasure to the community each year.

David is also a supporter of the International Foundation, The Children’s Orthopedic Foundation. He sponsors the EPK events each year. He says “every little bit helps when it comes to medical research for children.” David successfully leads DFG in its investing in domestic and international markets. The company has expanded into Geneva, Lisbon, New York, Miami and Panama City. Osio contributes to charities in all the locations the business resides in. He believes in giving back to the regions that give to the organization.

Osio supports the Wayuu Taya Foundation, UMA Foundation, and the Fundana Organization. He has donated to the Saludarte Foundation of Art in Miami. He donates to many other charities as well. Osio believes that supporting the local community is very important for all businesses.

David began his career after graduating with a law degree from the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas. He first worked as Director on the Legal Desk MGO in Caracas. He dealt with clients such as Ferro Corporation and Consolidated Bank. He later moved on to a leading position at the Private Banking Division of Banco Latino International in Miami. He gained great experience in the field of finance and investing while there. After leaving the organization, he decided to start Davos Financial.

David Osio completed his studies at the Institute of Higher Administration Studies in Caracas. He then studied Management Investment Portfolios at New York University. He will continue running DFG, using his experience and expertise, building the company to higher levels each year, while also increasing his contributions to the community.

Follow him @david_j_osio

The Benefits The Internet Can Have For Education At Large

Most people overlook the importance of the Internet to learning. In the current digital age, the potential that the Internet has needs to be fully harnessed. There is need to change the perception that the Internet has no educational benefit. Flavio Maluf is one of the most prominent proponents of the application of Information Technology in learning. He argues that technology can be a significant learning tool. Unfortunately, it is extensively underutilized.

Mr. Maluf is the president of Brazilian conglomerate, Eucatex. While he advocates for an increase in Internet use in schools, he advises that educators and parents have the duty to ensure that learners only have access to academically beneficial sites. Controlling Internet usage among learners will go a long way in promoting their social and educational development. Close monitoring will similarly help change the perception that the Internet does not have any educational benefit.

The corporate executive points out that Internet access in learning institution has to be improved. At the moment, 68 percent of learners access the web while at home. Only 32 percent of students get online while at school. This trend has to be reversed because learners are likely to be exposed to more educative sites while at school since there are stricter controls. Most parents also lack an idea about their children’s Internet activity. The limited Internet control at home is a worrisome situation.

Flavio Maluf works at Eucatex S.A. Industria e Comercio where he is the President and CEO. He is also a board member at the firm. This family owned business is one of the largest conglomerates in Brazil. Mr. Maluf’s reign at the helm has seen the company record massive profits. For ten years, he has led an ambitious expansion plan, which has enabled him to be recognized as one of the most successful Brazilian corporate executives.

Flavio studied engineering at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado. He has similarly undertaken and passed accounting and business management courses. Before joining Eucatex, he was a senior executive at Citibank. Mr. Maluf has also had notable success as an entrepreneurs. He runs several businesses in the real estate, transport and agricultural sectors, and has won many awards. Read his WordPress blog for thoughts on the man himself, or follow Flavio on Twitter @Flavio_Maluf.