Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Shenzhen Interactive City Guide

Shenzhen  Interactive City Guides 

All new edition with Facebook, Bing, Duckduckgo, Baidu, YouTube or Pinterest Search.
No typing, just pick and click with over 1500 preset searches!
Shenzhen Interactive City Guides let you use the internet's full power by eliminating errors with keywords. Google, Bing, Duckduckgo, Facebook, Baidu, YouTube or Pinterest; click on the button and your are there; just pick and click the button, no typing.  Fully mobile – it works on any device with an eBook reader and that has access to the Internet WiFi anywhere. Don't think about typing you are good to go with better results and fewer typos. Sit back in the coffee shop and search away on their WiFi! Our guides are organised into several targeted information Guides including:
Our interactive ebooks search the web and are organised into several targeted information Guides including:
  • Business
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Health & Wellness
  • Technology
  • Gardens
  • School Yearbooks and the list goes on.

Interactive Search eBook & Guides

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eComTech Publishing Interactive eBook City Guides are available on Amazon and Kobo.
Our objective is putting interactive and searchable words that put the web to work at getting more power and information into your ebook. Interactive eBooks don't forget are always current. Cut your printing costs and use the power of the internet for your pamphlets, brochures etc. and keep them up to date one time only!
We can do it effectively and a lot cheaper per piece and you can buy what you need right on the internet....you don't have to stock it pay heavy upfront fees.
All new edition with Facebook, Duckduckgo and Baidu Search.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

eComTech Publishing - City Guides - R.G.Richardson

world of online payments

“The world of online payments is the last Google-sized problem on the internet”: Iain McDougall, UK Country Manager, Stripe

 
 
Exclusive interview for Payments Revolution magazine
Stripe is a US-based technology company that provides APIs and tools to enable businesses to accept and manage online payments. With investments from the likes of CapitalG, VISA and American Express, co-founders Patrick and John Collison have led the business to become one of the most innovative companies in the fintech industry.
How does Stripe stand out in the payments industry?
 
We have a fundamental goal to increase the GDP of the internet. We’re passionate about helping technology businesses get started and scale online, with a view to accelerate the globalisation of businesses through the internet and technology.
We’ve been operating in the UK for a few years and it’s our largest market outside of the US. We’ve had a particularly good run in the UK which is due to the strong concentration of start-ups in the market, especially in the fintech sector. There are incredibly innovative companies that are built on top of Stripe, such as Zopa and Monzo, and some that are on-demand platforms with global reach such as Deliveroo. These conditions have been particularly good drivers of our success in the UK.
Whilst our focus is primarily on developers, start-ups and the fintech community, increasingly what we’ve seen is interest from larger organisations. It’s either businesses that are taking a foray into online e-commerce for the first time, or established companies who are going through a process of re-inventing themselves with new products and channels to the market. ASOS Marketplace is a great example of how an established retailer is looking to technology to create a new channel to reach a new demographic in the market.
How does Stripe think about other verticals to target in addition to fintech?
The core of what we’re doing as a company is to shift a great percentage of commerce to online. It’s bizarre that the internet has been around for 25 years, yet only 5% of global commerce is happening online.
When we think about different industries and verticals we think of it against this global backdrop.  It’s extremely easy for information to flow around the world, easy for individuals and businesses to communicate seamlessly through social media platforms, yet historically it’s been difficult for people to send each other money in an equally seamless way.
We see this as a problem in design and code rather than finance. As a technology company, we’re determined to offer our platform to help companies build their businesses and give them seamless access to the world’s underlying financial infrastructure.
“Typically how we think about international growth is to anchor ourselves around the world’s innovation hubs”
What’s your largest growing geographical market?
We’re growing fast globally which is great. Typically, what we’ve done in terms of how we think about international growth is to anchor ourselves around the world’s innovation hubs.
There are few of those; the bay area in San Francisco, London, increasingly Singapore, Stockholm, Paris and others. We’re seeing great opportunities for growth internationally and we fundamentally believe that developers are changing the world. We’re very well aligned with this notion, and give them the tools they need to globalise and monetise their fantastic ideas, and not be concerned about how they’re going to manage the complexity of integrating to the world’s financial infrastructure.
Co-founders John and Patrick Collison experienced this problem first hand as they built businesses online, and that’s really at the heart of why Stripe was born.
We see the world of online payments as really the last Google sized problem on the internet; in the same way that Google organises the world’s information and makes it available in a democratic way, similar to how Facebook has connected the world socially, Stripe is about building the equivalent of this in global financial infrastructure and enabling people seamlessly to exchange money anywhere in the world.
What are the main challenges you face and how do you overcome them?
The challenges that we see to our success are less about Stripe as a company, and more so about the economy and technology ecosystem. We exist to help more technology businesses get started and solve the problems we’ve seen in the past.
We’ve geared ourselves to looking at that with payments as a starting point, but there are other inhibitors for businesses getting started beyond just tech and payments. We launched Atlas last year which is geared towards getting businesses started. The platform is about incorporating businesses as companies, getting a bank account set up seamlessly, giving access to the basic professional services such as the legal, tax, and accounting that they need to get started. Our technology takes care of this to not only help companies get started, but also accelerate the globalisation of the business.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Vancouver Interactive City Guides

Vancouver Interactive City Guides & eBooks 

All new edition with Facebook, Duckduckgo and Baidu Search.
Available at Amazon now!
Vancouver Interactive City Guides let you use the internet's full power by eliminating errors with keywords. Google, Duckduckgo, Facebook, Baidu or Pinterest; click on the button and your are there; just pick and click the button, no typing.  Fully mobile – it works on any device with an eBook reader and that has access to the Internet WiFi anywhere. Don't think about typing you are good to go with better results and fewer typos. Sit back in the coffee shop and search away on their WiFi! Our guides are organised into several targeted information Guides including:
Our interactive ebooks search the web and are organised into several targeted information Guides including:
  • Business
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Health & Wellness
  • Technology
  • Gardens
  • School Yearbooks and the list goes on.
Promotional and Marketing Materials!
Always current never out of date.....like our city guides!  Simply the best promo item going!

Interactive Search eBook & Guides

This is simple to use...load the file into your eReader and away you go!
eComTech Publishing Interactive eBook City Guides are available on Amazon.
Our objective is putting interactive and searchable words that put the web to work at getting more power and information into your ebook. Interactive eBooks don't forget are always current. Cut your printing costs and use the power of the internet for your pamphlets, brochures etc. and keep them up to date one time only!
We can do it effective and a lot cheaper per piece and you can buy what you need right on the internet....you don't have to stock it pay heavy upfront fees.
All new edition with Facebook, Duckduckgo and Baidu Search.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dubai Interactive City Guides

Dubai Interactive City Guides 

All new edition with Facebook, Duckduckgo and Baidu Search. No typing, just pick and click with over 1500 preset searches! Dubai Interactive City Guides let you use the internet's full power by eliminating errors with keywords. Google, Duckduckgo, Facebook, Baidu or Pinterest; click on the button and your are there; just pick and click the button, no typing.  Fully mobile – it works on any device with an eBook reader and that has access to the Internet WiFi anywhere. Don't think about typing you are good to go with better results and fewer typos. Sit back in the coffee shop and search away on their WiFi! Our guides are organised into several targeted information Guides including: Our interactive ebooks search the web and are organised into several targeted information Guides including:
  • Business
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Health & Wellness
  • Technology
  • Gardens
  • School Yearbooks and the list goes on.

Interactive Search eBook & Guides

This is simple to use...load the file into your eReader and away you go!

eComTech Publishing Interactive eBook City Guides are available on Amazon.

Our objective is putting interactive and searchable words that put the web to work at getting more power and information into your ebook. Interactive eBooks don't forget are always current. Cut your printing costs and use the power of the internet for your pamphlets, brochures etc. and keep them up to date one time only! We can do it effectively and a lot cheaper per piece and you can buy what you need right on the internet....you don't have to stock it pay heavy upfront fees. All new edition with Facebook, Duckduckgo and Baidu Search. Promotional and Marketing Materials! Always current never out of date.....like our city guides!  Simply the best promo item going!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

London Interactive City Guide

London Interactive City Guides 

All new edition with Facebook, Duckduckgo and Baidu Search.
No typing, just pick and click with over 1500 preset searches!
London Interactive City Guides let you use the internet's full power by eliminating errors with keywords. Google, Duckduckgo, Facebook, Baidu or Pinterest; click on the button and your are there; just pick and click the button, no typing.  Fully mobile – it works on any device with an eBook reader and that has access to the Internet WiFi anywhere. Don't think about typing you are good to go with better results and fewer typos. Sit back in the coffee shop and search away on their WiFi! Our guides are organised into several targeted information Guides including:
Our interactive ebooks search the web and are organised into several targeted information Guides including:
  • Business
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Health & Wellness
  • Technology
  • Gardens
  • School Yearbooks and the list goes on.

Interactive Search eBook & Guides

This is simple to use...load the file into your eReader and away you go!
eComTech Publishing Interactive eBook City Guides are available on Amazon.
Our objective is putting interactive and searchable words that put the web to work at getting more power and information into your ebook. Interactive eBooks don't forget are always current. Cut your printing costs and use the power of the internet for your pamphlets, brochures etc. and keep them up to date one time only!
We can do it effectively and a lot cheaper per piece and you can buy what you need right on the internet....you don't have to stock it pay heavy upfront fees.
All new edition with Facebook, Duckduckgo and Baidu Search.
Promotional and Marketing Materials!
Always current never out of date.....like our city guides!  Simply the best promo item going!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hong Kong City Guide

Hong Kong Interactive City Guides 

All new edition with Facebook, Duckduckgo and Baidu Search. No typing, just pick and click! Hong Kong Interactive City Guides let you use the internet's full power by eliminating errors with keywords. Google, Duckduckgo, Facebook, Baidu or Pinterest; click on the button and your are there; just pick and click the button, no typing.  Fully mobile – it works on any device with an eBook reader and that has access to the Internet WiFi anywhere. Don't think about typing you are good to go with better results and fewer typos. Sit back in the coffee shop and search away on their WiFi! Our guides are organised into several targeted information Guides including: Our interactive ebooks search the web and are organised into several targeted information Guides including:
  • Business
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Health & Wellness
  • Technology
  • Gardens
  • School Yearbooks and the list goes on.
 

Interactive Search eBook & Guides

This is simple to use...load the file into your eReader and away you go!
eComTech Publishing Interactive eBook City Guides are available on Amazon.
Our objective is putting interactive and searchable words that put the web to work at getting more power and information into your ebook. Interactive eBooks don't forget are always current. Cut your printing costs and use the power of the internet for your pamphlets, brochures etc. and keep them up to date one time only! We can do it effectively and a lot cheaper per piece and you can buy what you need right on the internet....you don't have to stock it pay heavy upfront fees. All new edition with Facebook, Duckduckgo and Baidu Search. Promotional and Marketing Materials! Always current never out of date.....like our city guides!  Simply the best promo item going!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Google Chrome to Mark More HTTP Pages as Insecure

Google Chrome to Mark More HTTP Pages as Insecure Later This Year

HTTP pages that accept any kind of user data will be marked as "Not secure" starting in October, the company says.
Starting in October, Google's Chrome web browser will start displaying a "Not secure" warning on web pages that do not use the HTTPS protocol when users enter data into it.
At the same time, Chrome will also begin displaying the same warning on all HTTP pages that a user visits while in Incognito mode.
The new warnings are part of Google's continuing effort to get website owners to start using HTTPS instead of the less secure HTTP. HTTPS pages encrypt all communications between a user's web browser and the web page they are visiting and are therefore considered more secure against snooping, man-in-the-middle and other types of attacks.
Google, like other browser makers, has been trying to push website owners into adopting HTTPS as part of a broader effort to improve online security for internet users. The company has maintained that HTTPS is critical to ensuring the privacy, authenticity and integrity of communications on the web.
Google first announced its intention to start marking HTTP pages as insecure last September. The notifications are designed to alert internet users about potential privacy and security risks when interacting with HTTP pages.
The warnings are being introduced in a phased manner. Since January, Google has begun marking any HTTP page that has a password field or accepts credit and debit card data as insecure. That move has resulted in a 23 percent reduction in the number of desktop Chrome users navigating to HTTP pages with password or payment card forms, according to the company.
The "Not secure" notifications scheduled for later this year will significantly expand the warnings to other types of web pages as well. 
"Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private," said Emily Schechter, a member of Google's Chrome security team, in a blog announcing the changes that will start appearing in October. "Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network, so starting in version 62 Chrome will show the 'Not secure' warning when users type data into HTTP sites," Schechter said.
Google's plan is to eventually mark all HTTP pages as insecure.
Google itself has been working since March 2014 to move all of its products and services to HTTPS. Some services like Gmail and YouTube run almost exclusively on HTTPS, while others such as Google Finance are still in the process of being migrated to HTTPS. Stats from Google, for instance, show that Gmail currently runs 100 percent on HTTPS while YouTube is at 99 percent and Finance is at 64 percent. As of April 15, about 85 percent of all Google products and services use HTTPS, according to the company.
Google estimates that as of the end of last year about 25 percent of all web traffic worldwide used HTTPS.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Immediate payments

Immediate payments: Are banks ready for the paradigm shift?

The adoption of real-time gross settlement systems (RTGS) has changed the way consumers use digital banking platforms, and the benefits are easy to understand; faster settlement periods, instant notifications and spending reports all provide for a better overall consumer experience.
Until recently, RTGS was the only way to move funds quickly, and was widely adopted by banks around the world. However, payments made via this system could be subject to delays, and on occasion needed to be handled manually, which could be inconvenient and expensive.
 
In a world where a global mobile network enables instant communication and delivery of online services, consumers have grown to expect immediate payments – an overnight wait for authorisation isn’t good enough.
Half of us want payments to be immediate
According to a survey from Glenbrook, 49% of payment industry participants wanted the ease and simplicity to have access to payment funds immediately. 36% were willing to wait a few hours for the payment to settle, and only 15% of participants were willing to wait to the next day.
These statistics show that effective and quick payments meet the need of not only corporates but also those looking for everyday quick solutions.
Immediate payments will soon become as common as RTGS
According to financial solutions provider D+H, immediate payments initiatives have gathered steam and will soon become as ubiquitous at RTGS systems, and just as important to the countries that implement them.
“Payment technology has moved from overnight batch to real-time,” says D+H in the whitepaper. “In order to remain relevant, banks must now utilise these new capabilities to offer payment capabilities which were unimaginable just two short decades ago.”

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