Donating to charitable institutions has become fast and easy in recent years owing to the advancement in internet technology. Thanks to organizations that have established websites, online charitable giving is now made possible in just a few clicks. In 2010 alone, online giving experienced a surge although experts still see social giving to grow more in 2011-2012. The human service sector receives a large chunk of donations done online followed by health and public benefit, international, education, animal and environment, arts and religion. Specific charity websites were recipients of more than half of online donations in 2010. Other donors prefer to use certain sites including social networks that provide a list of various charities.
Yesterday, Intel announced a new feature on their next-generation Core chips. Dubbed Insider, the feature offers studios the incentive of providing access to more high definition movies via online streaming. The main issue of studios with regard to high definition movies and online streaming is the fact that users can copy the movies. Of course, once a movie has been copied onto one’s hard drive, so many complicated questions arise.
Insider is Intel’s answer to the concerns of the studios – the feature has an end-to-end protection layer that will ensure that streaming movies will not be copied. Tomorrow, January 5, we will be hearing more about this new generation of Intel Core processors with Insider as Intel conducts the official launch.
On the one hand, this is good news. With such measures in place, studios will be more comfortable offering their premium quality movies online. This means one thing: the choices that we have will only become more varied, and for those who are nitpicky when it comes to visual quality, then HD streaming will only sweeten the pot. On the other hand, I will not be surprised to hear grumblings here and there about how restrictive this move is.
On to less controversial news: the next generation of Intel chips are going to have seriously beefed up graphics features. Now who can complain about that?
Pet microchipping is becoming one of the most widespread pet technologies in use today. Pet owners who are dedicated to making sure their animals receive the best possible care, it’s easy to see just how useful it can be to microchip the dog or cat they have adopted.
Microchipping an animal is a great way to use a recent advance in technology to raise the safety and security of your beloved housemate. It makes it easy to locate and retrieve a lost pet if he or she happens to wander off. [Read more…] about Why Pet Parents Microchip Their Furry Companions
Success with inbound marketing is putting marketing automation tools in the spotlight. Of all the actions that the tools can complete, lead nurturing remains at the top of the list when it comes to what business owners expect from marketing automation tools. Lead nurturing considers the fact that it generally takes several efforts before potential customers purchase a company’s products or services. Between an initial introduction and actual purchase date, business leaders and members of their sales teams have to maintain regular communications with prospects.
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If they don’t, they could not only lose a single sale; they could lose a customer forever. Because one prospect generally knows 10 or more people, the loss could prove costly, especially if prospects tell their contacts (think social media) about a negative experience they had with the company. Marketing automation tools are eliminating the need for sales teams to pick up the telephone and call prospects several times a month, giving sales teams the chance to diversify how they maintain communications with prospects. Yet, lead nurturing isn’t the only reason businesses are using marketing automation tools.
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Anyone who’s seen the cult-classic “Clueless” probably remembers – and envies – Cher’s computer program that helped her organize her wardrobe and decide on an outfit. And as so often happens, the film industry predicted the future. Now there are many apps to help you organize your clothes. Here are a handful of favorites [Read more…] about 5 Fashion Apps That Will Keep You Stepping Out in Style