It isn’t easy finding your way to a product that seems to be so perfectly needed in the current market but so overwhelmingly underrepresented. However, that is exactly what Talk Fusion CEO Bob Reina did back in 2007 when he founded his company. Talk Fusion is an all in one video marketing solution for companies and entrepreneurs that need to take their game to the highest level while marketing their products to an eager customer base. In this vein it is easy to say that Talk Fusion has succeeded. They’ve also begun to rack up honors from high profile companies like Communications Solutions who presented them with their coveted 2016 Product of the Year Award.
The Product of the Year Award is another gleaming medal on the mantle of Talk Fusion’s already successful resume. This award is given out to companies who so completely embody their product within the needs of video, data, and voice communications. Talk Fusion has refined their message and their product over the past nearly 9 years and as a result they are now a well oiled machine, as well as one of the most popular marketing solution companies on the planet. Bob Reina said, in relation to the award, that this was “just the beginning”. He went on to say how much his IT crew was ready to implement their “big plans for the future” in order to stay ahead of the always changing curve. Talk Fusion’s CTO, Ryan Page, saw the award as a testament to “how efficient and innovative” the company has been.
For people who are on the edge about whether or not Talk Fusion is the right form for them there is a 30 day free trial going on that has recently been launched by CEO Bob Reina. This free trial opens up the entire program for potential customers to take a look at just what is on offer. They will be greeted by the immense library of information that Reina has made available as well as all of the video marketing tools needed to make a real push via email.
Visual search startups like Stylumia Intelligence Technology Pvt Ltd are providing Artificial Intelligence to retailers to help them overcome a number of challenges that are making consumers abandon online shopping because they are not getting matching items when searching. Several visual search startups have emerged across the globe with the aim of assisting entities to enable their consumers discover items online, based on images of objects that are seen in the real world. In India for instance, iLenze and SnapShopr are some startups that provide visual search technology.
Mad Street Den, a Chennai-based platform raised $15 million in 2015, is another company providing visual search, although it focuses on visual-recommendation engine. E-commerce and online shopping are booming in India and for this reason, Visenze, a Singapore based firm is planning to venture into the India to cater for the demand in the market.
Stylumia was co-founded by Ganesh Subramanian, former COO of Myntra, and Ram Prakash, a scientist who developed Quillpad. Stylumia focuses mainly on fashion, and applying the same technology to help consumers and retailers make the right data-driven decisions. Prakash said that they are planning to develop a new technology which can take natural pictures or videos if they are fashionable and extract them. The startup plans to use the fashion element it derived in two ways: one to make smarter recommendations to users searching for products and second to suggest the fashion to buyers and retailers on what to purchase and make depending on real world data.
Slyce was co-founded in 2012 by Cameron Chell and Erika Racicot through a consulting firm they were operating jointly. Initially, Slyce was located in Calgary, Alberta, but later relocated to Toronto, Ontario, as its headquarters but still retained Calgary offices with additional in Nova Scotia, New Water Waterford and Minnesota. Slyce launched its visual recognition technology in February 2013 in Barcelona, Spain at the Mobile World Congress. By December 2013, Slyce had raised $6 million of funding in addition to acquisition of Hovr.it, a visual search startup.
In early 2014, the company had raised $10.75 million from its round of funding. Later the company decided to go public through a merger deal with Oculus Ventures. Later that year, Slyce bought BuyCode, Tel Aviv-based company specializing in development of mobile app. Slyce has developed technology for larger retailers including six among top 20 retailers in the U.S.