So, it’s that time of the year again. Buying Christmas gifts for friends, family, and acquaintances can be stressful. Especially if one of them is recently married! You know your best friend and what she’ll love and appreciate, but finding something that her man will get a kick out of, too? And what about all the great wedding gifts that they just received?
These are questions you have to figure out how to answer before you head to the mall or start shopping online. It’s probably best to have an idea of what they’ve already gotten to start out so that you can find them something different and special.
Australians are an interesting breed of people, living on an island isolated from the world. This distance from the old world means that Australians can develop a different sense of the world, making for some interesting reading in the blogosphere.
Below is a list of Australian bloggers who you should follow on Twitter. These bloggers will prove to you that deserve to have your attention over the other top bloggers.
Marketing works on a case by case basis. No two companies are the same and some forms of marketing work better on some companies more than others. However, I have decided to write down my own personal list of tips, for both online and offline marketing. I want to make it crystal clear from the beginning that not all of these tips are necessarily relevant to your company.
As it is always the case with any type of marketing tips, you should think about – and consider – each tip, and ask yourself: “is it a good idea for my company?” Having said this, you should not let your fear stop you from trying out new ideas and tips. Let’s get going:
A traveler may not be around for Christmas, but there’s no reason to forget their Christmas gifts. While it can be hard to shop for a traveler who is rarely at home long enough to need much, there’s many options out there that would make a jet setter smile, specially if he was an Aussie.
This is my personal list of top 10 Christmas gifts any traveler would love and appreciate as a gift, from the mind of a professional Aussie backpacker, yours truly, who is currently planing to spend his coming two years traveling the world (but that’s another story).
Today I’m interviewing Boston-based videogames audio company Bombadeer Studios. They’ve been on the go for a few years now, and have plenty of experience they’re willing to share. They’ll be talking about everything from the troubles of working in a highly-competitive industry to how Reddit has helped grow their company.
I want to start by thanking Liz (Sound Designer, Musician, VO Director) for taking the time to answer my long list of questions.
As I’ve written before, technology companies are skilled in the art of making decisions without much real logic behind them. Even now, Google’s most recent policy change isn’t as drastic as the examples I listed before, yet it is equally mind boggling. Your name and face photo can and will be used in Google ads from 11th November 2013, unless you opt out.
Google’s stock (GOOG) recently entered the “$1000+ dollar club“, closing at $1,011 and thus pushing their current market value to around $334bn. Now, the question that forces itself is: with all these record profits, why is Google making such a rash decision to start using your face in their online ads, using your Google+ profile as the source of your photos.
There is nothing quite like a road trip. Exciting, spontaneous and giving you a deep look at the country you are exploring, there is a reason the best buddy films begin in a car. Of all of these adventures, the Great American Road Trip is probably the best known. Many people have made their way from state to state, seeing the US the way it was always meant to be seen.
If you are reading this, chances are you are planning the same kind of excursion. You also have an iPhone, which is going to become your best tool during your holiday. Here are five of the best iPhone apps for driving across the US.
Cars are remarkably customizable. This is mainly due to the high demand for affordable, functional products to fit different consumer needs. Better media availability, tools to reduce collisions or legal snafus, and more advanced GPS systems so you always know where you are remain popular items. They are even becoming standard with top-of-the-line luxury vehicles.
Not all tech toys are created equal, however. Here are five gadgets to buy for your car that you will be very glad you picked up.
For a lot of people, traveling the world (or even a few states over) is one of the top items on their bucket list. Whether you want to see the wonders of the world, try the unique cuisine of different cultures, or simply see the sights, we all have our reasons for wanting to get up and go. But traveling can be stressful too, depending on where you’re headed.
There are a lot of factors: is this your first time visiting? Are you traveling alone? What’s your budget? Do you speak the language? Thankfully, having smartphones has made our lives infinitely easier, and traveling is absolutely no exception. Your phone already has a ton of features built in that make travel easier (on the iPhone: Maps, Compass, Weather, Passbook), and adding just a few of the apps below will make your trip that much easier, letting you focus on the fun, relaxing, and exciting parts of the adventure.
According to a recent report by MasterCard Advisors (part of MasterCard, provides insights and solutions that drive business impact and ROI.), more and more nations adopt the cashless solution in all of their transactions, all while dropping the use of good old trusted cash.
The report tracked 33 world economies moving fast to become cashless societies. It measured nations’ progress towards more modern, efficient payment processes by looking at the current share of cash versus non-cash payments for consumers, how this share has shifted in the past 5 years, and whether conditions exist for cash payments to move to electronic.