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Linux powered everything: Desktops, Mobile and Tablets [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

 

One of the things that we don’t think about is HOW are devices are powered. I am guilty of that as well, I don’t really care what’s behind the scenes only that it is working properly.

 

I do know people, admittedly just a few that are involved with Linux and I never gave much thought to what they do. So now kiss your Linux person because they play a HUGE role in powering the techie devices that you love so much!  Check out the Infographic below.

 

Linux Market Shares
Created by: MBA Online

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Mobile Web: It’s NOT enough to have a Website anymore

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I’m sure everyone has noticed how awesome the mobile devices are that we have been using. How could you not notice when there are options like iPhone and others available? These phones allow you to do practically anything and everything on them, oh yeah you can talk on them too!

 

As we embrace the huge selection of mobile phone options we open ourselves to the vast amount of information that is available by way of mobile device. This technology has literally made us mobile, I mean really mobile. We are no longer chained to the wall for conversations and to our desks for Internet access.

 

This technology has opened so many doors, and as business owners  it has extended our reach beyond the traditional website. That is if we have been paying attention.  At one time it was enough to have JUST a website but not anymore. Now we have to have a Facebook business page, a Blog in addition to our traditional website.  We need to start thinking mobile!


Check out some of the stats below 

  • 1.08 Billion Smartphone’s worldwide
  • By 2014, mobile internet should overtake desktop usage
  • One half of all local searches are performed on mobile devices
  • 86% of mobile Internet users are using their device while watching TV
  •  29% of mobile users are open to scanning a mobile tag to get a coupon.
  • On average Americans spend 2.7 hours per day socializing on a mobile device
  • 91% of mobile Internet access is to socialize
  • Over 1/3 of Facebook’s 600 million+ user base uses Facebook Mobile
  • 200 million+ YouTube views occur on mobile devices per day
  • Women aged 3554 are the most active group in mobile socializing

Do you visit mobile websites? Are you happy with the site? If you are a business owner do you have a mobile version of your blog? As usual, I welcome opinions, good, bad, ugly or indifferent.  Feel free to leave a comment, catch me on Twitter or post directly on my Facebook Page. 

Using your Cell phone to pay for stuff? Would you do it? #GoogleWallet

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I have been blogging about NFC so much that I realized that in my excitement to get the news out that maybe people don’t even know what the heck I’m talking about. LOL When people DON’T know what the heck you’re talking about they automatically tune you out. I think that I’ve done that on an occasion or 50 or 60.
 
 

Well NFC or Near Field Communications will give us the ability to pay for items by way of cell phone.  So instead of waiting in a line to pay for snacks, tickets or goods we would use our Cell phone, wave it to pay then be on our way. (Wow, did you notice that I just made a rhyme? )
 

As cool as it sounds there are some people that have concerns. One of the biggest concerns about this method of payment is privacy. However, it seems to me that the people that I’ve talked to with these concerns are usually the same people that always scream about privacy.

As far as I’ve read NFC payments or Mobile Payments will be as safe as paying by way of credit or debit card.  Watch the quick NFC Demo video below:

 

 

Read more about NFC:

Would you be interested in this method of payment? Do you have concerns  about privacy issues?

As usual, I would love to hear your thoughts, good, bad, ugly or indifferent. So feel free to post here or directly on my Facebook Wall

Payment by way of online methods are expanding @SociallyPay @Nakeva

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I am a big advocate of what now is becoming the back in the day way of payment, Paypal. I started using Paypal quite a while ago, even before they were purchased by Ebay. I have been happy with them for the most part, although they did tie my money up  one time. Bygones…but I was not so pleased with them at that particular time. However I got over it.
 
 

Recently there has been a surge in conversation about payments by way of QR code, Square and by way of NFC, all of which I am totally up for.  However there was a new potential payment thrown in the mix to me not more than 5 minutes ago by way of Socially Pay Twitter follow. Gotta’ love social media. I love that I had just opened my blog to write for today and BAM, there they were. Again, gotta’ love social media.

Socially Pay, allows you to pay by way of Twitter or Facebook click. Cool huh? They are in Alpha testing but I am big on Alpha & Beta testing like my friend Nakeva. My questions to you are how progressive are you about technology? Are you willing to pay by QR code, NFC or Social Media?

 

Well as usual, I welcome comments good, bad, ugly or indifferent. So feel free to leave a comment here, or directly on my Facebook Wall.

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