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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 »

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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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Memorial QR codes help us remember fallen soldiers and vets

Memorial QR codes help us remember fallen soldiers and vets

Monuments in civic memorials in Springfield, Ohio may soon feature quick response codes. Memorial QR codes are becoming increasingly commonplace on gravestones and markers in cemeteries. However, in Springfield, Ohio, they may also find their way to civic memorial monuments. The goal is to use the quick response codes to ensure that detailed memories will be preserved over time. Randy Ark, a resident of New Carlisle, is working with Dodds Monuments of Springfield to add memorial QR codes … Read entire article »

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Mobile shopping record broken on Black Friday in US

Mobile shopping record broken on Black Friday in US

That one day saw an increase of 33 percent in smartphone and tablet based sales in the United States. Adobe released its Black Friday sales figures, revealing that a mobile shopping record was broken this year. With a year over year increase of 33 percent in sales conducted over smartphones and tablets, the United States broke the billion dollar mark that day. In fact, American shoppers spent $1.2 billion over mobile and tablet commerce on Black Friday. That … Read entire article »

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Cyber Monday m-commerce is hot but not enough to kill desktop

Cyber Monday m-commerce is hot but not enough to kill desktop

Brick and mortar shopping as well as laptop based purchases are still holding strong in the U.S. With Cyber Monday m-commerce growing at a tremendous rate each year, many keep expecting in-store shopping and desktop to fall off the map. However, Black Friday and its in-person purchasing appears to be just as relevant as ever before. Moreover, laptop and desktop based shopping are still going strong. If mobile commerce is as strong as they say, shouldn’t Black … Read entire article »

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Tablet market is taking a nose dive as shipments drop off

Tablet market is taking a nose dive as shipments drop off

At the moment, Samsung and Apple are still holding the lead, but Amazon’s shipments are actually rising. Despite the fact that Samsung and Apple still dominate the tablet market, their sales growth has plummeted. At the same time that those electronic giants see sluggishness at best, Amazon’s tablet shipments have skyrocketed. Amazon saw four times more sales in the third quarter this year than it did at the same time in 2015. The online marketplace has managed to … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce transactions are highest in Japan

Mobile commerce transactions are highest in Japan

The second quarter figures for 2016 showed that the country had nearly 55 percent conversion rates. Criteo recently released its figures regarding mobile commerce transactions in Q2 2016. They revealed that the conversion rates for m-commerce were highest in Japan, the United Kingdom and South Korea. The performance marketing technology firm underscored that the top spot was held by Japan. These results were compiled after analyzing 1.7 billion transactions from both desktop and mobile sites. The analysis involved … Read entire article »

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