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10 Most Important Things to Know About Green Web Hosting

10 Most Important Things to Know About Green Web Hosting

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The processing of data takes enormous amounts of energy, and web hosts are required to use energy-consuming servers and network equipment day and night, year-round. This is an unavoidable aspect of living in a technologically advanced society. Some hosts however, are attempting to mitigate the loss of energy, carbon emissions, and impact that all of this technology has on our planet. These hosts are known as eco-friendly hosts, or green web hosts. … Read entire article »

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Quick response codes bring historic zoo into the 21st century

Quick response codes bring historic zoo into the 21st century

The Alameda Park Zoo will soon boast QR codes created by the Holloman 49ers, a middle school team. The Holloman Middle School’s 49ers will use quick response codes to bring an additional educational feature to visitors at the Alameda Park Zoo. The local LEGO league teams were faced with a challenge to come up with a way to help animals. The Holloman 49ers’ solution was to add quick response codes to the signage at the zoo, which is … Read entire article »

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In store mobile commerce becoming increasingly desirable to consumers

In store mobile commerce becoming increasingly desirable to consumers

Shoppers are looking for the ability to use their smartphones while in brick and mortar stores. A new survey from International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) illustrates the appeal of in store mobile commerce to today’s consumers. Increasingly, shoppers are looking for the chance to use their smartphones, even while they shop in brick and mortar locations. The mobile shopping experience brings an additional level of personalization and information. As a result, consumers are looking to use those … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Trends, United States

The essentials when starting a small business in today’s tech savvy world

The essentials when starting a small business in today’s tech savvy world

For many, entrepreneurship is a passion, but launching a small business can be a difficult and, often times, a complicated undertaking. In starting a small business, one faces many challenges, any one of which could lead the entire endeavor to ruin. Having a plan to overcome these challenges and, in most cases, meet them head on can help those interested in starting their own business succeed. Developing this plan should be considered among the first steps … Read entire article »

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QR code shopping opens up for mobile supermarket experience

QR code shopping opens up for mobile supermarket experience

A new “Smart Store” booth has opened in one of India’s biggest cities, allowing purchases with quick response code scans. A new form of QR code shopping has launched in India, letting consumers scan barcodes to purchase certain non-perishable staple food items from a booth. The new interactive booths have opened in three busy Metro stations located in Bengaluru. This lets commuters do a bit of QR code shopping on their way from one location to another. They … Read entire article »

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Asia-Pacific mobile advertising trends point to banner ads the most

Asia-Pacific mobile advertising trends point to banner ads the most

That said, ad blocking is also becoming an increasingly common practice so care is needed. Mobile advertising trends are still showing that banner ads are by far the most frequently used method, but have they outlived their time? In the Asia-Pacific region, research is showing that while banners may represent over three quarters of mobile ads device users may not even be seeing them. Ad blockers are letting smartphone users skip over a lot of the advertising … Read entire article »

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Mobile police technology in Toronto may reduce paperwork for cops

Mobile police technology in Toronto may reduce paperwork for cops

A newly proposed plan would give officers the chance to use technology to keep them away from deskwork. The Toronto Police Service in Canada is looking at using mobile police technology to digitally complete paperwork so they can stay on the beat. This has the potential to greatly reduce the amount of time an officer would need to spend at a desk, keeping him or her out in the community where a bigger difference can be … Read entire article »

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US mobile shopping now used by almost 2 out of 3 consumers

US mobile shopping now used by almost 2 out of 3 consumers

New CTA Research data shows that m-commerce is now becoming quite a regular occurrence. As a growing number of people look to their smartphones for regular daily tasks, US mobile shopping has taken off along with the trend. In fact, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has published the Path to Purchase Using Mobile Devices Market Research report with details on this m-commerce shift. The CTA report states that both mobile commerce and online shopping research brings in-store … Read entire article »

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Mobile ad trends include 170 percent increase in geolocation data demand

Mobile ad trends include 170 percent increase in geolocation data demand

A recent Inneractive study also revealed a 20 percent increase in CPM (cost per thousand impressions). An Inneractive mobile ad trends study measured a 170 percent increase in the demand for geolocation based data. Furthermore, it also found that the CPM is up by 20 percent in mobile marketing. This shift has made it possible for mobile ad firms to gain a range of new and useful benefits. The reason is that these mobile ad trends provide users … Read entire article »

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Retail mobile commerce came close to flunking its report card

Retail mobile commerce came close to flunking its report card

A new NewStore report based on 112 different brands revealed a less than stellar average performance. NewStore has released its “State of Mobile Retail”, which is a kind of retail mobile commerce report card. The report revealed insight into the performance of 112 different retailers within the m-commerce ecosystem. The outcomes published within the report involved considering 500 data points regarding each of the retailers. The analysis of the various factors produced a retail mobile commerce score similar … Read entire article »

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Facebook mobile commerce data shows a sweet future

Facebook mobile commerce data shows a sweet future

The social media giant’s statistics showed that smartphone based transactions are rapidly rising. Newly released Kantar and Facebook mobile commerce data revealed a sizeable trend toward smartphone transactions. Over the holiday shopping period, the social media giant recorded 51 percent of transactions from smartphone or tablet sources. This data included the period from November 1 through December 31 based on online transactions. During that same period in 2015, the same figure had been a notably lower 41 percent. … Read entire article »

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