Billy McFarland, The Audacious Tech Entrepreneur

There are very few people across the world that chose to do something and do it unconditionally. One of such few natural entrepreneurs is Billy McFarland who is successful in the technology industry. Billy is known to many as a tech wiz having founded his first company at the tender age of 13.

The company was an online outsourcing business that connected designers and clients. The aggressive entrepreneur was born in 1991 in New York City. He was raised in New Jersey and attended the Pingry School. Billy McFarland briefly studied computer engineering at Bucknell University and proceeded on with his entrepreneurial skills.

He taught himself how to code and launched an online ad platform, Spling. The users can improve URLs from texts into organized graphic images. Clients of the platform include Universal and Discovery. In 2013, he stretched his technology and enterprising muscles and founded Magnises.

Billy McFarland launched the technology-based and community oriented card in 2014. The company offers perks and guidance to members who seek to improve their lives.

The popular card is available in Washington DC and New York City with plans of expansion into Chicago, Boston, London and Los Angeles. The membership is in tens of thousands, and the figure is set to go up in the next few years.

Magnises mission is to connect members with industry leaders and other members who will enhance their professional growth. The networking is done through live pop-up shows, cocktails and private events.

According to Crunchbase, Billy McFarland agrees that the membership targets millennials who are the largest portion of the country’s population. Magnises partners with brands on special events and offers as the members involved are young professionals who are potential customers.

The Magnises Apps offers an on-demand messaging whereby members get recommendations on where to have dinner or lunch. Members get special treatment in recommended venues and also reservation is made. Magnises has enabled members to be the first in looking into new fashion lines or new joints.


Securus Makes Video Visits a Possibility

The company that has worked so hard to create more inmate interactions is Securus. The company is dedicated to the people who they serve and they are able to help inmates connect with loved ones on a different level. Their innovations are less expensive, more convenient and work toward the goal of getting inmates introduced back into society. They want to see the inmates and the people who love them succeed at prison and they want to make sure that they have the chance to connect on different levels than they had in the past. Securus is making talking much more than quick notes scribbled on notebook paper sent back in forth with days in between.


The Securus company has created things that have been able to help support inmates in their fight to keep their home life normal for the ones who love them. The company does not only help inmates but they also help the loved ones who want to see and talk to the inmates while they are in prison. They are able to now send emails, make calls that are less expensive and use other forms of communication to talk to the people that they love.


It’s not always easy for families to visit jails to see their loved ones who are in prison. Time, money and transportation are just a few things that contribute to a lack of being able to see people who are in jail. These are now a thing of the past, though, because of Securus. The company wants loved ones to be able to see their inmates and they want them to be able to do much more than just talk on the phone, in emails or even in the mail. They want them to be able to chat on a video monitor.


 Video visits are the latest innovations in jail technologies. They give inmates the chance to talk to the people who they love on the outside without those people having to make costly visits to the prison that they are in. These programs are great for people who are in prison a long way from home.

Michael Zomber Opens Up About His Passions In Online Interview


As an American author with a deep understanding of oriental culture, Michael Zomber wrote Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan. Available in electronic format and paperback, this novel focuses on samurai warriors who launch an uprising against the unpopular Shoguns. In an online interview that was posted on the iUniverse portal, Zomber talks about this book. For example, he reveals why he is so passionate about Japanese culture. The podcast that was launched on the iUniverse system surely explains Zomber’s fascination with samurai traditions.

For most of his adult life, Michael Zomber has been collecting antique weapons from all over the world. Most of all, he brags about having traditional samurai swords that were probably used in fierce combat centuries ago. Zomber has never hesitated to travel the globe in order to get his hands on a unique weapon that once belonged to samurai warriors. Additionally, he also owns plenty of firearms from various eras of American history. For instance, Zomber has a gun that was once fired by George Washington during the American Revolution. Collecting antique weapons for so many years has surely helped Zomber become an academic expert on the subject. The History Channel has sought his expertise on numerous occasions. Zomber appeared as a guest historian on the network’s programs such as Guns of the Orient and Guns of the Famous. After making numerous appearances on the History Channel, Michael Zomber was strongly inspired to get involved in the multimedia industry.

With the support of his beloved wife Andrea, Michael Zomber was able to successfully open Renascent Films. This independent studio has given Zomber the opportunity to produce films about his passions in life.

Another piece of work that’s related to Zomber’s passion for Japanese culture is Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai. In this book, Zomber informs the readers about the history of the Christian faith under various intolerant regimes in Japan and other Asian nations.

Securus Technologies Is Changing Inmate Communications

Recently, there have been many concerns raised about the cost and quality of telephone calls for inmates. Though the inmates are in prison for doing something wrong, it is often the family members that also pay the price. The quality of calls is something that is a huge concern. Many report dropped calls, problems with connections, and many hoops to jump through just to get their loved one on the other line. The telephone systems have been poor at best. However, Securus Technologies is going to change all of that.

Video Technology Will End Inmate Communication Issues

Within the past two months, this company has unveiled their plans to use video phone calls for both prisoners and their families. These types of phone calls will allow them to see their children, watch their interactions, and put a face with the voice. While it may not mean much to the people who are not affected by the prison phone systems, those who have had to struggle with communication see it as a miraculous invention.

Seeing Loved Ones On Video Screens Will Change Everything

Often it is the children that suffer the most from their parent’s incarceration. They must, oftentimes, grow up without that parent. Prison is not always the safest place to take a child. Some don’t even live close enough to make the commute each month for visitation. This type of phone calls will allow families to connect even though they are separated by miles. A child will be able to grow up knowing what their parent’s face looks like, and the prisoner will be able to share in monumental moments, like their child’s smile.

Changes Are Forthcoming

The systems are being tested right now and will be installed in prisons across the country soon. These systems should bridge the gap between communication and poor service that so many have been arguing is problematic. It will be a change in the right direction for inmate telecommunications.

Securus Video Visitation – Everyday from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.