Social media is what makes most people stay surfing the Internet. Aside from getting posts and updates from people in their social circles regarding their daily lives, social media allows real time interaction and updates from friends. However, as marketers now have a longer tenure working with social media, they know that social media advertising is an effective method to ensure their promotions actually work.
The basics of social media marketing involve profiling a business’ social media profile, studying its viral potential, modifying the business’ advertisement to make it likely to become viral and “tagging” or involving people with highly probable interest in the product or services to actually see the advertisement or updates from the business’ social media profile.
Most social media, such as Facebook, allow businesses to pay for advertising by boosting the promotional capabilities of the post. For a small fee, the smallest being $24 to advertise for almost a week, actually goes a long way. The promotion makes use of extended tagging using the list of interest social media users have. The post or business social media page update appears on the feeds of those with related tags.
The power of social media comes at a very affordable price, making it the first choice for small businesses. It is important that it is recognized more than a tool for entertainment but also as an effective marketing tool.
In the modern world, your Mozilla Firefox or Safari browser can actually convert your files for you given that you have a pretty good Internet connection. Steer clear of the installation process and adding extra programs that will be useless in the future for your computers. Cloud computing gave way for Internet tools such as these to be available for you.
Cometdocs features a wide variety of document-conversion tools. If you have text documents that need to be in a specific format, such as an excel file to become a PDF and vice-versa, cometdocs’ free browser-based tools could convert your files easily. You could convert PDF, word, excel, powerpoint, publisher, CAD and html into each other and vice versa.
Justbeamit.com, or just beam it, is a service that allows you to upload your files, no matter what the size, in a temporary server to allow another party or other parties to download your files from the server at a given length of time. You could upload as high as 5GB or even more and send the link to your intended downloader.
Keepvid.com functions as a video streaming downloader. If ever you need files or footages from some youtube or dailymotion video, you could use Keepvid to download these files and use them.
Recent hype about the innovation Samsung threw into the arena may potentially beat Apple in its smartphone game. While the two have become bitter rivals in the industry, Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 is shaping up to be one of the most innovative products in the market today. Pre-orders have been confirmed in several countries as its market release is set for the following month of April.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 uses Google’s Android operating system, has a 5 inch, 1920x 1080 px AMOLED panel that incorporates touch scree technology, a quad core 1.9 GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which gives it more processing power than any smartphone available in the market today. It’s camera boasts a whopping 13 megapixel camera and a data storage capacity of over 16, 32 or 64 GB.
Many technology analyst and critics have compared the phone to market leaders in the smartphone industry. The Nokia Lumia 920, loved by many Windows-based operating system smartphone owners, mentioned that the new Galaxy S4 could just change people’s minds.
Critics also say that the power of the new Galaxy S4 is in its software. Samsung never mentioned the word “Android” during the S4’s release, but they were focusing on increasing the capabilities of Android’s OS by building their own modifications to the operating system to ensure that the Galaxy S4 can provide its features powerfully.
They also say that because of Apple’s lack of innovation in the last two quarters, Samsung might just take home the cake. Apple’s shares have been declining as iPhone sales, its profiting flagship, had failed to meet its mark on time.
1. Police Report
Filing a police report within 24 hours after your car accident can help you have detailed information police officers recorded during the incident. These are useful when working with your insurance company in investigating each detail of your claim. Most police reports include evidences of crash, the name, address and car model of the offending vehicle. The police report also records the time, place and day the accident happened.
2. Medical Reports
The UK government may impose Germany’s whiplash claim standards where a whiplash injury can possibly be present only if the victim was driving 10km/h, and two medical reports agree that they have whiplash injuries. Whiplash is an injury suffered behind the neck and head but it has no physical manifestation. Remember to have two medical reports and opinions for your claim.
3. Legal Advice
Most legal professionals advise victims against directly claiming against your “at-fault” insurance company because they may only provide you a lump-sum that may leave you under-compensated. Insurance companies need to retain their overhead costs and will choose to reduce compensation where possible. By having legal advice, it is possible to get all the compensation you deserve. For more information on making a claim, see the NoWinNoFeeCo site.
The world wide web is now the new locale of people with similar interests and aspiring artists, entrepreneurs and project developers. As information easily spreads in the Internet, websites capitalize on building communities to allow people to receive information regarding independent projects that could prove beneficial to the world itself. Crowd sourcing had become a way of life for many artists, who continue to create projects for people who would want them and receive their cut for what they made. However, project developers also have a say in the world of crowd sourcing.
An independent game developer and his team would want to finish their work and sell it to the world, but they will need serious capital from good sponsors and backers. Crowd sourcing can allow game developers to ask their primary “bosses”, the potential customers, about what they think about the new project. The potential customers can respond with support by donating and funding the project if they find it satisfactory and beneficial to themselves, making the entire affair a customer-developer effort.
Independent developers, game design, and production studios continue to build their initial efforts in making their game. With crowd sourcing, they can continue to update their customers about their progress, the storyline of the game, the mechanics, and when do they plan to launch it.
Unlike working in a real game studio, developers have all the time and can set the proper time they can in implementing their project deadline. Crowd sourcing helps the developers have more freedom and time in improving the quality of their project. While it may be an unstable source of income, developers can create their reputations in the industry through crowd sourcing.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) had gone from 1,500 PPI claims a day to getting 11,000 claims per week. The record-breaking number has forced the bank to employ more manpower and rent temporary workspaces to better handle the situation. The recent consideration of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) regarding placing a deadline for PPI claims sparked outrage and concern over consumers. According to experts, the 11,000 claims a week is surely a sign of public anxiety.
PPI is a policy that repays your loan, mortgage or credit card when you get unemployed or sick, but because of its exclusions, not everyone needed the insurance or were eligible for it. Through abusive sales methods, bank employees and brokers mis sold the insurance to at least 3.2 million UK citizens.
Chief Ombudsman Natalie Ceeney said that the FOS is still taking time investigating all the claims promptly and handling claims in the best way they can with the best speed they have. She also said that the workload would be lighter if banks and claims management companies (CMCs) would address claims in proper channels.
Experts pointed out that many claims rejected by banks have a faulty PPI template letter, which, according to banks, they sometimes find confusing or some statements obviously false or faked. Bank employees said that they have read many claims letters that appear to be fake as some of the people sending the letters did not even take out insurance.
The Financial Ombudsman continues to uphold at least 7 out of 10 bank-rejected claims.
Medical check-ups enable doctors to analyze your situation and give you medical advice regarding the best way to ensure your recovery with proper medication or operation. Some doctors make an error in their observation. With the wrong prescription in place, the situation for patients gets worse, which can result to irreparable damages costing millions of pounds.
Patients commonly complain about medical professionals not executing child delivery procedures properly. Most babies less than a year old have already suffered brain damage or cerebral palsy. Child delivery mishandling is very expensive for medical groups to compensate given that the life expectancy of brain-damaged children are now longer and specialist technologies and therapies are available for the betterment of the damaged child.
Surgeries require the best dexterity a doctor can have. While most surgeons are qualified experts in their field, they can commit an error that can result to internal or external damages or complications to the patient’s body. Medical negligence in this field also results in millions of pounds in damages.
The Internet is a convenient tool for communication as it is for doing business and disseminating information. Advertising companies and marketing think thanks have moved into the Internet to help businesses gain attention to a wider market audience. Developing your business brand through the internet is actually possible through the following.
1. Fast Customer Service
Excellent customer support will be expected by your customers after you have sold them your product or during the time they’re using your service. A fast-response customer support that can resolve a customer’s issue at once is important to have. Through the use of the Internet and posting your hotline or service chatbox online, you could have greater business brand development .
2. Informative Content
Customers go to business websites and pages because they want to know more about the products and services you provide. If you place the information they need conveniently and your website GUI is very user-friendly, you could gain more patrons and customers who can rely on your products and FAQs, which save them great time and hassle. Strive to have your information teams properly work this out.
3. Online Utilities
Service chatbox and customer support is one thing, but having online utilities is also something customers appreciate. By having an easy-to-fill order form on your website, which is automatically recorded in your queuing databases and is paid through a secure Internet payment, customers can make more orders online due to its convenience.
Leap Motion, a company well-known for making precise motion-control hardware for personal applications on personal computers and Macs, has announced that it would be releasing its two-inch hardware by 2013. Along with the hardware, its application stores would also be open. It has recently sent out 10,000 units to software developers to further increase its appeal and mainstream usage on many mobile and computer applications.
Leap Motion’s developers are focused on making use of hand-gestures as the main control of using a personal computer rather than making use of a keyboard or touch-screen for typing. Similar to Microsoft’s Kinect controller, the sensor technology makes use of the fingers as controls. By waving a few inches away from the screen, users can use their hands to actually shape, create and input data into their computers.
The motion sensor device, still apparently unnamed, still has no exact date of release, but Leap Motion has promised to have it ready by 2013 at the price of $70 per device. The video above shows how Leap Motion’s sensor would actually work when interfacing with an app or the computer itself.
Financial experts state that the UK PPI claims compensation package for the entire United Kingdom may rise up to £16 billion from £12.96 billion the following year because of customers increasingly pushing for their compound interests that could stretch from 10 years in the past. PPI policies were reportedly mis sold during the “insurance boom”and most of the insurances were sold at least one and a half decade ago.
Currently, taxpayer-backed Lloyds takes the biggest pledge of the compensation package with £5.3 billion. Barclays comes second pledging at least £3.7 billion for mis sold PPI. RBS has pledged £1.7 billion and HSBC with £1.3 billion. Average PPI compensation payouts are around £2750, although many say the numbers have risen to an average of £3500
The famous case of a claimant known by her screen name “Roberta” had inspired many claimants that they deserve more than what the bank initially offers them. “Roberta” was a businesswoman who was mis sold PPI for more than 10 years on her two credit cards. Each of her cards yielded compound interests that reached more than £32,000 each, earning her £65,000 in total for her refunds.
Experts say that with more people processing their PPI claims on their own or with claims management companies, more people similar to “Roberta” can possibly show up, increasing the amount of compensation banks have to pay.
However, consumer group Which? says that it is alright that banks pay for what they should. It is estimated that banks earn at least £5 billion on a yearly basis during the insurance boom era. The amount of £16 billion by the following year should not be such a great hassle to them.