Processing payments are one of the most crucial aspects of an economy that keeps the money bills moving. The efficiency with which these payments are processed often governs how successfully an economy is operating. One of the major issues with the decades-old Automated Clearing House (ACH) system is in place in many countries in the world, including The United States and it is hurting everyone involved! Since this broken system is forcing delayed payments and hefty bank-to-bank transfer fees, the value of the dollar is rapidly diminishing for both customers and the merchants. Third-party services levy heavy charges and even the credit card companies impose huge charges for bank-to-bank transfers. Dwolla is one of the payments processing companies, started in 2008 and currently only serves The United States E-commerce. The way Dwolla works is something interesting and possibly signals towards a revolution that would dethrone this traditional payment system that is troubling … [Read more...] about Dwolla: Is It Really The Future of Digital Payment?
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This is, bar none, the column I hate doing most on a regular basis. None of the games I highlight in here is something that I actually like pointing to; they’re games that people like, games that may very well be someone’s absolute favorites, and yet they’re also games where the future looks difficult if not outright bad. A cloudy future is never a good thing, and this particular column does not make it all right. But we’re still here in the early days of 2018, and that means it’s still the right time to look at the games we might not see around next year. For various reasons, these are the games that already look like they’re in trouble, instead of absolute face-shattering surprises like a couple of the shutdowns last year. 1. WildStar Another year, another prediction of doom? Not a happy one, of course, but one that still seems apropos. This is a game I really enjoy but that never got the traction it needed to make itself sustainable, and its … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2018
When they write the history of virtual worlds and interactive entertainment, the introduction of the Star Trek’s holodeck that captured the imagination of millions of sci-fi fans will surely be included. Back in 1987, a new Star Trek TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted which introduced sci-fi fans to the wonders of the holodeck. Created in the fictional future of planet earth, the holodeck was used primarily by the United Federation of Planets as a recreational activity for crew members of their starships. The holodeck was a virtual reality room where computers would accurately simulate people, creatures, objects, climates and places all within a designated world. Unlike the virtual reality of today that is visual and audio in nature, the virtual reality in the holodeck allowed participants to use all of their senses to experience the fullness of the simulation. The holodeck was a useful plot contrivance that breathed some fresh air into the Star Trek … [Read more...] about Star Trek’s Holodeck, Virtual Worlds and the Future That Never Was
Virtual Private Server, more commonly known as VPS, can be considered as a virtual machine or a reseller hosting on steroids. It basically means that the web hosting company is sharing a dedicated server (that is, the processing power of the server) with multiple users. However, it gives you better control as if you own a dedicated server because unlike a shared hosting or reseller hosting, VPS comes with dedicated memory plus gives you root access (to install advanced software or to customize your virtual machine). So it works like a dedicated server though it doesn’t exist physically. You can manage a VPS hosting just like a shared hosting plan. And it gives the comfort of all the hosting plans (shared, reseller, and dedicated) to some extent without costing a lot of money. And it’s the next best option once you started overusing the resources of a shared hosting plan. VPS Hosting Plans are best suited for websites that are getting more than 100,000 visits a month. It can … [Read more...] about Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans (Comparison)
This is not only about Getresponse review, I will also show you why you need an email list and why Getresponse is the best email marketing company you will ever need. I’m sorry to say this but, any blogger or internet marketer who’s not yet building an email list today is a joke. See, I don’t mean to sound rude here but, I wish there’s a better way I could say it. According to research done by DMA, When it comes to purchases made as a result of receiving a marketing message, email has the highest conversion rate (66%), when compared to social, direct mail and more. Similarly, Content Marketing Institute stated that “83% of B2B marketers use email newsletters for content marketing”. If you’ve been blogging for a while, you already know the fact that email list is the primary income source for most of the professional bloggers who make a living from their online businesses. One of the great reasons to build an email list is you can have your own … [Read more...] about GetResponse Review – No: 1 Email Service Provider for Serious Marketers