Monthly Archives: May 2016

FreedomPop’s New Venture

Technology is continually advancing at a high rate with different developments coming up every day. Cell phones are especially a huge focus of advancement since the greater percentage of the world uses one. With mobile phones come service providers and mobile virtual network operators. FreedomPop is one of these virtual network operators. Having been founded in 2011 in L.A, it has been operating in the USA from then and recently in the UK. FreedomPop has been providing free services including messaging, data and call minutes. Its next step is to provide free use of the WhatsApp messaging application to customers.
According to Venture Beat, WhatsApp will be free irrespective of the user’s data allowance. This new service is set first to begin in Spain as the country is one of the biggest markets for FreedomPop. Other network providers have tried to offer the same service for WhatsApp but have not been very successful. Keeping this in mind FreedomPop is using a different approach to its service.
The move to provide zero rated access involves offering free service by paying the data bill themselves. FreedomPop offers free packages like 200MB data, 200 text messages and 200 call minutes and free roaming in around 31 countries. These are some of the moves the company is using to grow since offering free services is more likely to help gain paying customers. Read up on this review of FreedomPop:

The Life and Contributions of Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley Ski

Andy Wirth has been in the world of business as CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine, two great ski mountains. He left Steamboat in 2010 after serving 24 years to take up the post of President and CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpineski areas, Lake Tahoe in California.

Prior to that, he was a Colorado backcountry ranger, where he was involved in lots of high angle rescues. Later, he went on to serve as a community volunteer ambulance/fireman in a small town located in the Colorado Mountains. Read more: Andy Wirth — KCRW

Contributions to Business, Environmental and Community Services

In his capacity as the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings CEO, Andy Wirth has been working tirelessly towards making the ski area among the leading world tourist destinations. He is also a major contributor towards the Lake Tahoe area community and environmental service organizations, with a focus on enhancing the area to benefit all age groups. Learn more about Andy Wirth:
Following a near-fatal skydiving accident on October 13, Andy co-founded with others“Wounded Warrior Support.” The objective is to honor the fine men serving as Navy SEALs, through raising funds towards the Navy SEAL Foundation.

This organization accords support to members of special operations teams and their families once they come back home. Read more: andy wirth | POWDER Magazine

Squaw Valley Ski CEO Appears on CBS

In Episode 11 of Season 4 of in “Sqauw Valley”, Andy Wirthof Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows go undercover on CBS Television Network’s UNDERCOVER BOSS. This was broadcast between 8 and 9 pm (ET/PT) on Friday, 8th March. Learn more about Andy Wirth:


Recently, Andy Wirth was appointed as the Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board.

Helane Morrison Exposes Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing and Protects Her Fellow Peers

A woman with many trades and experience is a strong force. A woman with all of that and a sharp tongue is a force to be reckoned with. Helane Morrison is a woman who has not only shattered the glass ceiling, but who has ensured that it has no chance to be reconstructed in her lifetime. With over thirty years of attempts to expose fraudulent criminals, Morrison explains the distrust Americans feel for their financial institutions. Exposing corruption is not a difficult feat for the journalistic attorney, and her life’s work has revolved around revealing the problem, and ensuring that it never has the chance to cause destruction again.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, there is no denying this philanthropist’s edgy attitude and sharp mind. Going against top dogs on a daily basis, Morrison does not know what fear is. Her go-getter attitude has allowed her to expose weaknesses in the government and in all financial institutions. In an article discussing the 2007 economic collapse that rivaled the Great Depression, facts pertaining to the New York native’s work in the matter was revealed as well.

Working to obtain falsified documents, false financial claims, and crucial documents that ceased to exist, Morrison discovered truths that explained the distrust Americans experience each day. Despite her success in a multitude of industries, this woman maintains a moral compass that further makes her unstoppable. As a result, she continues to dedicate her wits to exposing criminals, labeling weaknesses, and instilling a sense of peace in her fellow Americans.

As the article touched upon the upcoming presidential election, further homage was paid to the confusion voters are feeling. As that ubiquitous mistrust is experienced each day, Americans have questions that they will likely never receive satisfactory answers to. Turning their attention to Helane Morrison for reassurance, the public receives information on how to properly invest their funds, time, and trust.

Describing financial institutions to be lurking wolves, the people’s advocate ensures that the public knows what to invest in, how to, and when. Protecting her peers each day, this sharp-tongued intellectual will not soon rest for her causes.

Andy Wirth Creating a Preeminent Ski Experience While Protecting Heritage of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

Powder Magazine published an interview with Andy Wirth, sharing details and hopefully getting public feedback about the new gondola connecting the two ski resorts and possibly making it one of the preeminent ski experiences in North America. Since Andy Wirth became President and CEO of Squaw Valley in 2010, the company underwent an upgrade funded by KSL Capital Partners, costing $70 million.

They improved mountain design and infrastructure as well as, renovating lodging and commons areas. In 2011, Wirth also became CEO and President of the neighboring mountain, Alpine Meadows. The next major step Wirth plans to take is connecting the two resorts via base-to-base gondola.  Learn more about Andy Wirth:

The gondola would start at the base of one mountain, up and over the ridge in between the two, then down to the base of the other. Andy Wirth noticed how his predecessor did business, through lawyers and litigation. Wirth saw that developing friendships and working together rather than against each other would be the best approach. Troy Caldwell owns the land between the two mountain, 460-acres, known as White Wolf The famous KT-22 chair lift.

The gondola will border the west edge of White Wolf, along the boundary of undeveloped land, known as Granite Chief Wilderness Area. Wirth was a wilderness ranger for San Pedro Wilderness Area and a back country ranger for Rocky Mountain National Parks in his younger years and his grandfather helped write the Wilderness Act of 1963.

Andy Wirth promises to keep construction on private land and it will not affect the wilderness area. In the past, if you purchased a season pass or lift ticket, they can track where you ski. Turns out, 20 to 25% of customers visit both mountains in a day. The company believes if they build the connecting gondola, it will reduce traffic on Valley and Meadows local roads.

Current plans suggest a loading station near Skunk Rock, along the KT ridge. Also, in the works, is creating a segmented design to operate independently of each other, in case of snow pack.

Andy Wirth asked the public,”How would we best activate that intent of managing, protecting, and respecting the heritage, history, and vibe of each mountain?” They are looking for public support on their website about the gondola.

Read more:

Andy Wirth — KCRW
andy wirth | POWDER Magazine