Gyft Opens Bitcoin Acceptance to 50,000 Merchant Locations – PaymentsSource Article Through a partnership with Bitcoin payment processor BitPay Inc., Gyft now accepts bitcoins for its mobile gift card product. This extends the virtual currency’s reach to more than 50,000 retail locations.
Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa | ICT Works Bitcoins, however, are uniquely portable. They are accepted around the world, instantly. BitInstant has opened 700,000 locations to buy Bitcoins across the US, Brazil and Russia. Adoption in China is spiking. BitcoinTrading.com has a list of several hundred online merchants that accept Bitcoins, and [...]
Why Your Social Media Metrics Are a Waste of Time – Ivory Madison – Harvard Business Review Vanity metrics look good but fail the “So what?” test. Before you tell your CEO you have a million Twitter followers, ask yourself, “So what?” A better metric is how many products you sell as a result of [...]
Google’s price per call for AdWords advertisers cost nearly twice as much for local ads on YP.com, according to a study released Wednesday. The findings suggest the average for AdWords and YP cost $88 and $46, respectively. via MediaPost Publications Study: Google Pricier Than YP Per Call 08/02/2012.
The bottom line: the more types of work computers do on your behalf to make your life easier, the more access you must grant them to the intimacies of your personal life. And that means it’s time for Google and Google users think carefully about whether it’s time to shift from ad-supported free services toward [...]
Steve Ballmer has “singlehandedly steered Microsoft out of some of the fastest growing and most lucrative tech markets mobile music, handsets and tablets [and] in the process he has sacrificed the growth and profits of not only his company but ‘ecosystem’ companies such as Dell, Hewlett Packard and even Nokia.” via That’s All Folks: Why [...]
Waiting eight seconds in a bank line is a lucky break: eight seconds on the Internet is an eternity. via Big Data: The Hidden Opportunity – Forbes.
“Whether it’s the PirateBay blocking, the CCDP snooper’s charter, or the latest idea for a porn morality filter, it seems like traditional parties just don’t get it – and people are starting to realize that you can’t just ignore this stuff, it really does have an impact on freedoms, civil liberties and innovation. That’s why [...]keep looking »