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WinRAR compression

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WinRAR compression utility tool at eComTechnology WinRaR is your 100% answer to all of your file compression needs. Whether you want to unpack (unzip), or create your own archived and compressed files, WinRar is the only program you'll need. Very intuitive and easy to use makes this free program for compressed files the one to have. Multi-user licenses and languages Government and educational institutions discounts available Purchase WinRAR at eComTechnology today. WinRAR offers you a very intuitive graphic interface for packing and unpacking all the different compressed files used on the Internet today.  With WinRAR you can not only create your own compressed files but also encrypt them. The special wizard mode guides you along the way through a simple question and answer session.
RAR files are one of the most popular compressed file forms on the Internet today. There will be many times throughout your computer experience when you'll need a compression utility to either unpac…

Wireless links formed partly by lasers may offer a faster

Wireless links formed partly by lasers may offer a faster, cheaper way to improve mobile Internet. Laser-radio technology by AOptix is a new wireless technology that provides a solution to some of the problems that fiber optic cables present. Originally designed for the Pentagon to steer laser beams to keep data moving between drones, ground stations, and fighter jets, this technology offers the same benefits of high quality, fast Internet connection that is found with fiber optic cables. However, Laser-radio is a more cost-effective solution compared to fiber optic and offers solutions to problems that fiber-optic presents.
So how does it work? Laser-radio uses a combination of laser and radio waves to bring the Internet anywhere – the first technology of its kind to do so. The use of laser links and radio links compensate for the weaknesses in both; lasers don't work in foggy weather, while radio waves are affected by rain. Unlike fiber optic, this combination adds redundancy and…

Payment processing solutions

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Dear Business Owner, I’m a business consultant that specializes in payment processing. My ONLY job is to find the right merchant processor for different types of merchants in different circumstances. For example, I have several small business clients that have yearly credit card processing of less than $300,000 a year. These companies switched to a fantastic merchant processor that only charges a small monthly fee of $50 and $0.09 per transaction. This merchant process has been saving my clients an average of $3,500 a YEAR in processing fees! My services are COMPLETELY 100% FREE to your business. I get paid by the Merchant Processors that you might choose to work with. I would love to have a conversation with you and go over the following points:
  Do you work with a merchant Processor yet?If so, who are you currently using?If you are using your average bank’s merchant processor, I can almost GUARANTEE, that I will save you money.The average Bank’s processing fees are 3 times higher th…

pdvWireless Officially Launches DispatchPlus in Houston

pdvWireless Officially Launches DispatchPlus in Houston

Dallas, Atlanta and Philadelphia Next
WOODLAND PARK, N.J., June 22, 2015 – Pacific DataVision, Inc. d/b/a pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) announced today that its state-of-the-art, two-way radio solution, DispatchPlus, is now commercially available in the Houston market from authorized dealers.

DispatchPlus is a next-generation push-to-talk solution utilizing state-of-the-art digital two-way radio technology. The solution is integrated with pdvWireless’ proprietary cloud-based mobile resource management solutions including workforce tracking, status mapping and the Company’s patented intelligent call prioritization. DispatchPlus enables communications to be sent simultaneously to one or many recipients, whether the recipient is on pdvWireless’ two-way service, a cellphone or at any email address.

“We are excited to be bringing DispatchPlus to the Houston market and are pleased to report that testing of the network has exceeded our expectat…

craft beer industry may be a hotbed of innovation

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The craft beer industry may be a hotbed of innovation, but one beer continues to reign supreme above them all in an annual poll among homebrewers. For the seventh year in row, Russian River Brewing Co.'s Pliny The Elder has taken the top spot in Zymurgy magazine's vote of best commercial beers. Pliny the Elder is a Double IPA with alcohol by volume of 8 percent. "I say it every year, but we really are honored and humbled. There are so many great beers out there," Vinnie Cilurzo, co-founder and brewmaster of Russian River, told the American Homebrewer's Association, which publishers the magazine. Zymurgy asked AHA members to vote for up to 20 of their favorite beers among any commercial beer available for sale in the Unites States. More than 19,000 votes were received for almost 6,000 different beers and from 1,763 breweries in the online poll. While Russian River continued to rule in the top spot, Michigan-based Bell's Brewery was the only brewery to place tw…

Last year, Singapore passed a law amending its Companies Act

Last year, Singapore passed a law amending its Companies Act, the changes of which are being implemented in two phases. The first phase comes into effect next month, on July 1st. Many of the changes relax or liberalise existing rules, with several of the changes affecting a large number of our clients. This post covers the legal updates most likely to affect businesses in Singapore so that our readers can prepare for changes to the Companies Act. Audit exemption criteria What’s changing? Fewer private companies will now require audits, and having a corporate shareholder no longer creates an automatic obligation to produce audited accounts. What does the new law say? If, for the past two financial years, the company (and any group of which it is a part) meets two of the prescribed criteria, no audit is required. Those criteria are: i) turnover of less than S$10,000,000 ii) total assets of less than S$10,000,000 and iii) 50 or fewer employees. Whom does it affect? In addition to subsid…

Citigroup (C.N) could move European retail banking operation to Dublin

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Citigroup (C.N) is planning to shift the head office of its European retail banking operation to Dublin from London to benefit from lower costs and capital requirements. This week the bank wrote to clients to say the UK-based business, Citibank International Limited, which operates a small number of branches across some 20 European countries, would be taken over by Dublin-based Citibank Europe Plc. "From a strategic perspective for Citi, moving to a single pan-European bank is expected to reduce operational and regulatory complexity, capital requirements and cost," the company told clients. Analysts said UK rules that require banks to hold a higher level of cash in reserve than other European countries do was likely to be a factor behind the move but that they did not expect to see a stream of other banks moving their headquarters from the UK. A spokeswoman for the bank said the change in the retail bank's legal domicile and principal regulatory base would not involve j…

Trans-Pacific Partnership

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OTTAWA -- It's the biggest free trade deal Canadians never heard of. A new poll suggests three in four Canadians have no idea that Canada is one of 12 countries immersed in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The poll was conducted by Environics Research Group for Trade Justice Network, an umbrella group dedicated to challenging the secretive process by which international trade deals are generally negotiated. RELATED STORIESAustralia pressuring Canada in TPP for greater wine access Ottawa eyes U.S. Congress in TPP trade negotiations Fully 75 per cent of respondents said they had never heard of the TPP before being asked about it by the pollster. The telephone poll of 1,002 Canadians was conducted June 3-12 and is considered accurate within plus or minus 3.2 percentage points, 19 times in 20. The 12 countries involved in negotiations include the United States, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Chile, Vietnam and Singapore; they represent a market of almost 800 million people a…

Banks settle lawsuits re manipulated currency market

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The total amount paid by banks to settle a civil lawsuit related to allegations that traders manipulated the currency market has reached almost $2 billion following a recent round of settlement agreements, the Wall Street Journal reported. HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L), Barclays Plc (BARC.L), BNP Paribas SA (BNPP.PA) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) have recently signed agreements to settle the case, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. HSBC has agreed to pay $285 million and Barclays $375 million, the Journal said. Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) settled its portion of currency rigging lawsuit in April. JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) settled for $99.5 million in January and Switzerland's UBS Group AG (UBSG.VX) settled for $135 million in March. Other defendants include Citigroup Inc (C.N), Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.VX), Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE), Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS.L). Investors including the city of Philadel…

Jane Fonda electrified a crowd at Jericho Beach

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Oscar-winning actor Jane Fonda electrified a crowd at Jericho Beach with a hard-hitting 12-minute speech condemning oil executives and calling for far greater emphasis on renewable energy. The star of such films as On Golden Pond and Klute said that she came to speak in Vancouver because she believes that the world is at an "existential crossroads" because of climate change. "I’m 77 and I thought I was getting too tired to go to the barricades, but that’s a bunch of B.S.," Fonda said to cheers from people attending the Toast the Coast Before the Coast is Toast celebration. "This issue is too important and it’s a very simple issue," she continued. "People versus oil. Life versus oil." She explained that down one road, Shell Oil will drill in the Arctic, which is the world's largest untapped oil reserve, simply to make a profit. And she expressed exasperation over the U.S. government giving permission to the oil giant to do this. “What it mea…

EU regulators' investigations into the low tax arrangements of Apple

EU regulators' investigations into the low tax arrangements of Apple (AAPL.O), Starbucks (SBUX.O) and Amazon (AMZN.O) in some member states are at an advanced stage and decisions could be announced in the coming months, a senior European Commission official said on Thursday. The investigations centre on Luxembourg's tax rulings for online retailer Amazon and carmaker Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI), as well as coffee chain Starbucks' deal with the Netherlands and iPhone maker Apple's Irish arrangements, and whether the companies are paying a fair share of tax. "The cases are advancing very well. I expect decisions to be taken in the not so distant future," Gert-Jan Koopman, deputy director general at the Commission, told a conference. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said last month she would not be able to meet a second quarter deadline as targeted and would not set another deadline for her decision. The global financial crisis and cash-strapped…

World's first cryptobond

The CEO of Overstock.com, an online shopping site and a pioneer of commercial bitcoin transactions, has purchased the world’s first cryptobond for $500,000. The company already has plans to work with qualified institutional buyers to sell a total of $25 million worth of digital bonds to trade on a crytograhpically-protected distributed ledger, using the technology that underpins bitcoin transactions. Commenting on his decision to be the world’s first buyer, Patrick Byrne said: “I intend to demonstrate my belief not just in Overstock, but in the TØ.com platform that we built and, indeed, in the cryptorevolution itself.” He added that he had a burning desire to own the “first ever cryptosecurity ever issued”. “Cryptotechnology can do for the capital market what the internet has done for consumers,” Byrne stated. Twenty-five TIGRcub crypto bonds will be issued each as a $1 million digital token, available only to fully qualified, institutional buyers. The new bonds will be the first iss…

Warner Music Group Corp has agreed to pay former interns more than $4.2

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Warner Music Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Warner Music Group Corp has agreed to pay hundreds of former interns more than $4.2 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of underpaying them. The settlement, disclosed in papers filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, is the latest in a series struck by media and entertainment companies over claims they paid interns little or nothing for their work. Warner Music in a statement said it was pleased to settle. "We continue to stand by our internship program as an invaluable educational experience for students looking to obtain hands-on, real-world training," it said. The settlement requires court approval, and covers interns who were paid nothing or less than minimum wage, in periods dating as far back as June 2007 for those working in New York. Warner Music, owned by billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, reserved the right to terminate the settlement if the number of claimants exceeds 1,1…

Fast Fashion

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English: Zara in Oxford (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Athina Benedicta Chaniago posted: "Updated on June 8 , 2015 In the world of fast fashion, quality is no longer an issue, because you need clothes to last just until the next trend comes along. Zara's secret to success: fashionably fast Zara has cracked the formula to fashion retail succes" New post on Healy Consultants BlogFrom Zero to Zara: The Secret of Fast Fashion by Athina Benedicta Chaniago Updated on June 8 , 2015
In the world of fast fashion, quality is no longer an issue, because you need clothes to last just until the next trend comes along.
Meet Amancio Ortega: the fast mover on Forbes billionaires list. Ortega, 79, is the 2nd richest man in the world after Bill Gates. His net worth of $71.5 billion has surpassed Warren Buffett in early 2013. He is the founding chairman of Inditex SA, best known for its retail store giant, Zara.
Zara's secret to success: fashionably fast Zara has cracked the formula to fashio…

Britain's regulators to clean up behavior in the financial markets

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Britain's regulators will unveil plans on Wednesday that aim to clean up behavior in the financial markets, where banks have been fined billions of pounds for trying to rig currencies and interest rate benchmarks. The Bank of England, Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority will publish recommendations from their Fair and Effective Markets Review into conduct and operation of currency, bond and commodity markets. "It is going to say some quite significant things about what the scope of regulation should be for asset classes that historically have not been heavily regulated," Martin Wheatley, FCA Chief Executive and co-chair of the review, told Reuters. The review will focus on how to raise standards of behavior among traders at banks, recommend tougher sanctions and give markets more detailed guidance on what are acceptable trading practices. Finance industry officials expect the review to take on board some of their ideas, such as cracking down on traders known as…