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Pricing Psychology: 10 Timeless Strategies to Increase Sales

Pricing can be challenging, complex, and offers no shortcuts. This reality makes “winging it” an enticing option when you don’t know where to …

Amazon’s cashier-less Seattle grocery store is opening to the public - MIT Technology Review

In the shadow of Amazon’s offices in downtown Seattle, people enter a tiny grocery store, take whatever they want, and then walk out. And nobody runs …

eCommerce

Mobile payment systems have stagnated, unless you have Samsung Pay

It's been about a year since the last time I used Samsung Pay, and the service has continued to grow without me. But it hasn't grown in a vacuum, and …

Hire a DDoS Attack for as Little as Five Dollars

And it’s not just conventional computers which run the risk of being commandeered into botnets launching DDoS attacks.<p>As we previously reported, even …

How to Steal Competitor’s keywords? (Beginner Guide)

When we talk about search engine rank, we are to think about keywords because keywords are the main key for ranking a website on search engine. Even …

Instagram tips from 7 pros with thousands of followers

Internet

Western Union lets you use Apple Pay to send money

Western Union has announced that users of its mobile app can now use Apple Pay to make mobile money transfers.<p>In a move that makes sending money from your account to another person’s as quick and easy as the touch of a finger on your Touch ID sensor, Western Union has expanded its Apple Pay …

Data limits are the worst—here's how to stay under yours

The data must flow<p>Smartphones put a world of information, games, videos, and music at your fingertips. That is, until you run out of data. It only takes a few minutes of throttled, agonizingly slow speeds to realize how much you rely on that cellular connection—and how important it is to stay …

For True Cyber Security, Using a USB Firewall Is Essential

While trojans and email phishing still feature prominently in hacker toolkits, getting into a system IRL is one of the most effective methods a truly …

Artificial intelligence-powered malware is coming, and it's going to be terrifying

It all looks normal — but the entire message was actually written by a piece of smart malware mimicking the client's email mannerisms, with a virus attached to the map.<p>It sounds pretty far out — and it is, for now. But that's the direction that Dave Palmer, director of technology at cybersecurity …

Banks pilot blockchain to simplify trade

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC have teamed up with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to test blockchain applications for global business-to-business (B2B) transactions, according to the International Business Times.<p>The firms have designed a proof of concept, using …

Not all immigrants considered equal in early days of Saskatchewan

Canada takes pride in its values of multiculturalism but not all immigrants were considered equal in the early days of Saskatchewan.<p>In the early 20th …

Behind the green apron: Starbucks dress code gets some flair

Those who zombie-walk into Starbucks for a caffeine fix are accustomed to a standard look for the baristas: simple black-and-white clothes under a green apron.<p>But a dress code unveiled by the coffee chain this week encourages a new sense of individualism, inviting workers to wear fedoras and …

Dyson vs. iRobot Roomba: The Home Robot Revolution Starts on Your Floor

Dyson’s robotic 360 Eye, with its $1,000 price tag, out-suctions but doesn’t outsmart iRobot’s $900 Roomba 980<p>Robot vacuums used to be terrible. But now they suck.<p>That’s a good thing. Suction is what stands between you and a house beset by dust bunnies, dog hair and stray Froot Loops. For a dozen …

Robotics

Thailand's national e-payment system will bolster e-commerce

Thailand is set to launch a government sponsored e-payment system this fall, and experts believe it will propel the country's e-commerce industry.<p>The national e-payment system will be deployed in two phases with the goal of transforming the country into a cashless society. The first phase will …

If You Are Using Security Software From Symantec Or Norton You Should Upgrade Immediately

Symantec makes security software for the enterprise market. They also sell a line of products for the consumer market under their Norton brand. All of their anti-virus products use the same core engine and that engine has been found to have high level and potentially devastating security …

Malware

Governments around the world are taxing soda — and it's forcing Coke and Pepsi to make major changes

Governments around the world have been trying to convince citizens to drink less soda by making it more difficult — or at least, more expensive — for consumers to get their sugary caffeine fix.<p>As a result, soda giants like PepsiCo and Coke are making major changes to soda products and diversifying …

Apple faces a big dilemma if it wants to become a services business

It's a good idea — on paper: If you can't sell more iPhones and iPads, then the logical next step is trying to make more money off the customers you already have.<p>Hence, a renewed push for premium subscription services like iCloud and Apple Music, where Apple makes a little bit of money from …

This website shows how long it would take for a hacker to break your password

Using data benchmarks from Intel and the password cracking tool John the Ripper, the site gives an eye-opening view for average users wondering whether they may have a strong password.<p>Many people still resort to weak passwords, which hackers can easily guess using free software tools like John the …

Massive coral reef discovered in the Amazon River

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to flesh-eating piranhas, has revealed a new treasure -- a massive coral reef that stretches for some 600 miles, scientists say.<p>A team of scientists from Brazil and the United States discovered the reef in the muddy waters …

Great Barrier Reef

The rise of reloadable prepaid cards could affect the way millennials approach banking

Prepaid cards were originally targeted at consumers with minimal access to financing or bank accounts. However, the appeal of these cards has broadened, attracting traditional banking customers as well. This is because the formula behind prepaid cards resonates with the growing population of …

Verizon will give you 2GB of data for trying Android Pay

Verizon may be one of the more expensive wireless carriers here in the US, but they do like to throw customers a bone every so often. The latest offer comes in the form of 2GB extra data on your monthly plan, and to get it all you have to do is try out Android Pay. The first time you pay for …

Mobile

The Epic Story of Dropbox's Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire

If you're one of 500 million people who use Dropbox, it's just a folder on your computer desktop that lets you easily store files on the Internet, …

Dropbox

First ever OS X ransomware encrypts your data and asks for money

Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of malware: After your computer is infected, it encrypts your data and refuses to give you the key unless …

UPDATED: Why Every Business Should Podcast

In the early days, marketing consisted of full page ads in papers and magazines, and maybe a radio and TV slot. Other than that, it was word of …

Marketing

16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

A Disease So Neglected It's Not Even On 'Most-Neglected' Lists

<i>"Mashiaat Allah"</i> — It is God's plan.<p>In Sudan, a father utters this Arabic expression as he watches his son die slowly from a flesh-eating fungus.<p>The phrase provides consolation in its acknowledgement that we do not control our fates. But when Alnour Alhassan says it, I feel a pang of indignation. …

eDellRoot - the huge security hole shipped with Dell PCs

Author:<p>Published<p>in Privacy, Vulnerability 11<p><b>What’s happened?</b><br>Computer hardware giant Dell is shipping PCs and laptops with a security hole that could …

Facebook to enable safety check more in disasters after criticism | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc vowed on Monday to turn on its “Safety Check” feature more often during disasters in response to growing criticism that it only enabled the function after the attacks in Paris.<p>The Facebook "Safety Check" feature. REUTERS/Facebook<p>In the wake of the deadliest attack …