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Skout and its Placement as a Top Dating Application

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Finding true love can seem like a challenge but it doesn’t need to. There are plenty of online dating applications and accounts available to individuals if they want to test the waters. Each dating application is going to provide a slightly different service, so people should test out what they like and what they don’t. Skout is one of the available applications individuals should check out. As listed, it has several fun features that simply are not found on other dating applications.

As TCPalm points out, there are different applications available for use on mobile devices. The most downloaded application is by far Tinder. This is a free and easy to use application, although it is known more as a “hook-up” application more than anything else. Basically, people rate one another based on pictures. If two people like each others photographs they are able to then talk. Whatever happens from there is up to them.

Let’s Date is a newer application although it is only available on iOS, so for Android users, it simply is not available to individuals. For the most part though, it is known as the “Instagram” of online dating. This is because users can create an account and then upload a wide range of different photographs. This is a younger dating app as 55 percent of those using the app are between 18 to 24 years of age, with another 40 percent between 24 and 35. This means only five percent of users are older than 35. Zoos, on the other hand, is a more established application that is available on both iOS and Android. It is an easy to use application that has a few more features than the other dating options listed so far.

Badoo is another dating application that has been around for a while. In fact, it is approaching its 10 year anniversary. It has nearly 200 million members and is located in 180 countries around the world. It is an application that is more popular in other countries than the United States, but it can be a fun way to meet new people. POF, or Plenty of Fish, is another long standing dating application. It is a bit traditional and doesn’t have too many flashy features, although it is one of the apps that really created the industry.

Skout, as mentioned earlier, is a major application that is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to use. This app has been around since 2008, so it does have experience building a following. It is why the app is now available in over 100 countries around the world and can be used on both iOS and Android based devices. This is a great app for meeting both friends and finding dates.

CEO Life/Businessmen

Shaygan Kheradpir Returns To The Boardroom With Coriant

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The technology startup Coriant has been growing at a fast rate since the purchase of optical development departments from Nokia by Merlin Equity Partners. Merlin rolled a number of companies under the single Coriant umbrella to create an optical hardware and software delivery company that it is hoped will rival the giants of the industry, such as Cisco. The company has been developing under the leadership of Pat DiPietro who is now moving to the role of vice-chairman. In his place as CEO comes former Barclays and Verizon executive Shaygan Kheradpir who will look to use his more than 20 years of business experience to develop the business in the coming months and years.

Shaygan Kheradpir should be in a strong position to push forward the Coriant brand as he has a wealth of experience in the technology industry. Kheradpir began his career with GTE Labs and continued as a research and development specialist when the company merged with Verizon. Kheradpir was at the forefront of developing many of the practices that lowered both development costs and the ability of Verizon to create new hardware at a fast pace.

After finding success in lowering both the research and development costs for Verizon and developing a number of strategies that lowered the costs of IT for the company, Kheradpir moved on to the financial giant Barclays. The position of Kheradpir at Barclays was so strong that he became the first technology executive to sit on the board of the company and developed a number of technology based products that are now financial industry standards.

The role Shaygan Kheradpir is taking up in the Coriant organization is closely linked to that he held at Verizon. The announcement that Kheradpir is joining Coriant as the new CEO was accompanied by news that he has been working on an overall review of the company with Coriant executives for a number of months. The executive will look to maximize profits for Coriant while still providing a high quality product for the brand.