Image Recognition: The Latest and Greatest Way to Find What You Want Online

Have you ever looked online for something, but came up blank? If you did find something, it was never exactly what you needed. Don’t worry about it. Everyone has run into this problem, at one point or another. Even I have found it difficult on certain days.

You can always do a Google keyword search, but sometimes even this doesn’t yield the results you want. Which is why there is something new. There is something called image recognition. All it does is respond to the image you present.

So how does it work?

All you do is put in the image you are looking for and technology does the rest. The system will bounce back the image and any details you want. Let’s say you want to know where a certain fragrance is sold. The first thing you need to have knowledge of is the name. Type in the name of the fragrance online. If you have a picture of the image at home, you can scan it into the system. This might actually work out better.

Sometimes when you describe an image online, the system bounces back mixed results. The one thing you have to be aware of with this technology is the specifics. You need to be accurate with the image you are looking for. Which is why scanning a previous picture of the image might be better.

That is all there is to it. The image will bounce back with results of where you can find it. How much information will the technology bounce back to you? It all depends on what you want to know.

Let’s say you want to find the new Calvin Klein handbag. Just scan in an image of the bag. This you can get off from any Calvin Klein site. Put the image in and the computer will bring back the details.

The site will tell you where it is sold and how much it will cost. It can also tell you how many they have left in stock. This way you will know if it’s an emergency or not.

There are a few sites which can bring you the best results for image recognition such as Slyce, one of the leading companies in the industry. Only one will give you the best.

Plus Size Fashion Goes Digital

Plus size fashion retailers are becoming more and more relevant in the digital age. In the age of e-commerce, more women are able to say what they want from their clothes in terms of style, quality and price. This was never the case with the industry 15 years ago when there was barely a mention of “cool” plus size clothing. Today is different thanks to fast fashion retailers who are more open to delving into their curvy side. Sam Tabar (bloomberg.com) knows, for example, Modcloth is one of the leading purveyors of fast fashion in the plus size industry. They produce garments that their customers actually want to wear; feedback is given through a series of channels via peer-to-peer systems or direct contact. Modcloth is building a future for itself because they are able to see beyond the ideals of straight size clothing.

Of course, Modcloth is just one retailer who is eagerly embracing the change. Mango recently started its Violetta line last year as an answer to affordable plus size wear. The clothes are well made and cut to fit a curvier body. It is one of the few plus size offerings to  Hopefully, this is just the beginning of more great plus size brands to come.

Qnet: International Business Based in Asia

The modern day world depends on a wide variety of methods in order to make sure that commerce flows freely. Customers, employees and those in charge of business all seek to be able to connect with each other in order to get what each one wants from a given transaction. Those who are looking to expand into the field of international business must be able to work fast and cooperate with others in order to find the best possible employees and use their knowledge to connect with customers. Companies that are able to make such connections are companies that are able to do well in the modern day field of international business.

One company that has been able to take advantage of such knowledge and establish a presence in the field of international commerce is Qnet. This company is presently headquartered in Hong Kong. As a result of many factors including the leadership of the company’s CEO Vijay Eswaran, this company has been able to successfully navigate the field of international business and work together with suppliers and employees in order to bring to their customers the kind of service that they want and need to help all those involved profit.Qnet provides customers with access to many types of products that can help them.  Health and wellness products have become increasingly popular in recent years as customers have realized they can get access to superior products on the market and get the kind of result that can help them look and feel younger as well as help them ward off diseases of various kinds that are often a problem as one ages.

Company employees have also been able to work with the company in order to achieve their own goals such as fiscal independence and access to an income that can help them become successful. The company has been able to work with those who are living in many places around the world in order to tap into their base of knowledge and allow those who are living there to use their specific understanding of local markets to sell products that are ideal for the needs of residents who are living in the region and trust their salespeople.

Winter of Death for Retailers

The last two months have been very bad for some top retailers. Eight retailers have filed for bankruptcy. Some of these big name Realtor include Radio Shack, Wet Seal, C. Wonders and others. More than 1,000 stores are being closed with the loss of thousands of jobs.Click here for full article.
The problem seems to not be the recession though it didn’t help. Nor was it the bad weather, quite simply there are too many stores. America has a staggeringly high amount of investment in realtor real estate. Lee Slaughter has learned that the U.S. has an average of 20 square feet of retail space for each citizen. The UK is second with only 3 square feet per person. When Americans had to cut back due to the rescission, many companies continued to open new stores in order to bring in customers though the problem goes back to before the rescission. Companies simply can’t survive while trying to hold on to their stores.