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10 Ways to Boost Sales on Your Ecommerce Website
The Evolution of Ecommerce is supported by Litle & Co., the payment processing and intelligence platform that drives more efficient and profitable relationships between consumers and the digital brands they’ve come to love.
It’s fairly simple now to become an online entrepreneur, thanks to technology and social media. Making a profit, on the other hand, is not always simple. There are small details that could greatly affect how your business thrives on the Internet — you can’t just put up an ecommerce portal and expect customers to come rolling in…
The First Law of Sales — S. Anthony Iannarino
Toshiba Unveils First-Ever Laptop with 21:9 Screen [HANDS ON]
There’s something unusual about Toshiba‘s Satellite U845W laptop. Have a look at the pic — can you guess what it is? That’s right, the new Toshiba has a screen with an “ultra-wide” aspect ratio of 21:9, perfect for watching many blockbuster movies.
The U845W is an Ultrabook, meaning it’s an ultra-thin design that packs Intel Core processors, in this case the third-generation chips (a.k.a. Ivy Bridge). You can configure it with either 256GB solid-state drive or a 500GB hard disk that’s paired with a 32GB SSD for the rapid booting and wake-up that’s a hallmark of the Ultrabook label…
Shell Still Can’t Figure Out How To Use Anti-Theft Stickers On Gas Pumps
It’s a really great idea to try to prevent people from skimming credit cards at ATMs and gas pumps with anti-theft stickers – but the first important step? You gotta put the sticker in the right spot. Shell failed at this back in October, and it appears it’s still totally clueless when it comes to sticker placement.
Consumerist reader Charles sent in this pic using our mobile Tipster app, writing, “My local Shell doesn’t really get the point of this sticker.”
In order for those handy stickers to work, the sticker must be placed on the spot where someone would try to break into the machine to install a skimmer…
10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail Power Users
Press Shift + C to compose a new message in a new window. Click here to view this gallery.Email is a necessary evil. Luckily, Gmail offers a series of keyboard shortcuts to help tame the beast.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the most useful Gmail shortcuts to help streamline your email activity. Move through Gmail using keyboard tricks instead of using your mouse for every last function — what a time-waste.
SEE ALSO: 11 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Gmail’s New Interface
How else have you personalized your Gmail experience to increase productivity? Share your tips in the comments below…
Plastic Hanger Shrink Ray Costs You 4 Cents Per Hanger
Jeff needed some plastic hangers, and found some at Kmart that cost just a little more than he wanted to pay. But the odd thing was that the signage wasn’t quite right: the price given was for ten hangers, and the packages actually on the shelf contained eight hangers each. Okay, it’s not a big deal. And broken down
Another reason I have to learn to drive the extra 3 miles to Walmart. Is this perhaps a variation of the Grocery Shrink Ray?
The shelf tag said “10 pk…
No Apologies (If You Are a Value Creator) — S. Anthony Iannarino
3 Creative Ways to Boost Employee Morale
Choosing the Right Medium for the Message — S. Anthony Iannarino
Personal Finance Roundup
12 Tricks to Make Groceries Last Longer [Wise Bread] “The best ways to make your groceries last a good while.”How to Host a Yard Sale [Get Rich Slowly] “As a veteran of many profitable yard sales, here are some of my top tips.”Are You Your Retirement Plan’s Worst Enemy? [Wall Street Journal] “Many retirees unwittingly make decisions that result in major, self-inflicted damage to their nest eggs.”How to Make Recruiters Work for You [Moneyland] “Here are TIME Moneyland’s top tips for how to make recruiters work for you…
Alleged Shoplifter Dies After Being Detained At Walmart
A man in California died last Friday shortly after Walmart loss-prevention staff detained him on suspicion of shoplifting.
According to reports, store employees detained the man around 1 p.m. PT on Friday, believing he had stolen clothing and mouthwash.
“While being detained in the parking lot, the suspect began fighting with the loss prevention personnel,” a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. “When the [police] officers arrived, the suspect was being restrained by loss prevention officers…
Disney Networks To Stop Airing Junk Food Ads To Kids
With growing public and regulatory interest in how not-exactly-healthy foods are advertised and marketed toward children, the Walt Disney Company is announcing today that any foodstuffs advertised during kid-focused TV programming on its many channels will have to meet the company’s nutritional standards.
The new rules, which the company says are merely the adoption of suggested government guidelines from last year, would apply to ads that air on Disney-owned channels during programming aimed at children younger than 12 years old…
It’s Not LivingSocial’s Problem That Gun Range Is All Booked Up
On group deal site LivingSocial, Bob bought passes for a fun night at a nearby gun range. The problem is that he hasn’t been able to actually use them. Not because he hasn’t had time, but because after two visits to the range, they haven’t been able to let him in because the place is full or booked for leagues. Funny, the deal didn’t say anything about certain days being off limits. He tried to get a refund for these vouchers, but LivingSocial isn’t interested. Guess he’s stuck calling ahead to see if they might deign to let him in…
Lenovo Won’t Sell You A Computer, Won’t Explain Why
Reader Devotee would like to purchase a computer from Lenovo. A laptop, specifically, for his son. But Lenovo doesn’t want to sell him a computer. After confirming the purchase and authorizing the purchase with his credit card company twice, the order just got canceled. Did they run out of stock of this particular computer? Was his purchase flagged for fraud? Did he just catch them on a bad day? They won’t say, and he can’t get in touch with anyone who can tell him.
Am the happy owner of a 4 year old lenovo think pad, which is an awesome laptop and still going strong…
Is Technology Killing Your Company?
The Many Tablets of Computex and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
More Than 20 Intel-Based Windows 8 Tablets in the Works
PC manufacturers are racing to show their tablets at this year’s Computex, with Asus and Acer being the first to launch a myriad of devices, including the enormous Asus Transformer AiO and Acer’s dockable Iconia W700.
Samsung has also launched several very interesting devices, most notably the Series 5 Hybrid PC, a Windows 8 tablet with a magnetic keyboard dock…
This Company Gave its Employees a Free Month
Blogging Fundamentals for Business – 5 Tips You Need Now
Michael A. Stelzner, the founder of SocialMediaExaminer.com, a top social media blog, and author of Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition (Affiliate link), is a blogging dynamo.
Mike learned how to succeed at blogging after a number of failed attempts and knows what’s involved to keep SocialMediaExaminer.com going and growing. As a blogger, you can reduce the time required to get your blog on course to succeed by taking advantage of the knowledge of successful bloggers like Mike…
A Simple Framework for Thinking About Simple Deals — S. Anthony Iannarino
10 Things You Should Tweet
What Microsoft Got Wrong on Windows
4 Unique Ways to Use Facebook for Your Business
Nokia Maps Update Brings Photo Descriptions and Favorites Syncing
Nokia has updated its Maps application for Windows Phones to version 2.0, bringing several interesting new features, most notably favorites synchronization.
On Nokia Maps, you were already able to save your favorite places on the map. Now, you can also automatically have them synced with maps.nokia.com, across various platforms (Lumia, Belle or Nokia N9) and with the mobile web version of the maps, m.maps.nokia.com, which works on iOS and Android devices.
Another improvement is the ability to add photos to place descriptions, as well as post reviews directly from a Lumia device…
AlternateStreamView reveals additional NTFS data
While this may sound odd, it can be useful, and there are plenty of legitimate uses for alternate data streams (ADS). Create a favorite in Internet Explorer and the browser will store the site’s icon (if available) in the resulting shortcut, for instance…
This Is Why You Should Photograph Your Rental Car
Dan and his wife took a vacation in Hawaii, and rented a car for their use while visiting. Only the car that they rented was in pretty rough shape on the outside. They took it, but carefully documented all of the pre-existing damage. This was handy, since Budget proceeded to try to make Dan and Mrs. Dan accountable for the damage that they had done to the car during their supposed accident. When Dan mentioned having extensive photos and even a video of the car’s condition when he picked it up, Budget coincidentally turned up his original paperwork documenting the damage right away…