You may not be familiar about VPN or the Virtual Private Network yet and it’s time you know if you want to experience worry-free internet surfing. Whether you’re going online for personal, work or business reasons and no matter the frequency, this kind of service will protect your vital information onwards.
Next to your internet connection, this is a very important service anybody should think about subscribing to today. It’s all about ensuring your privacy and safety online amidst the ongoing hacking, scamming and phishing activities on the internet.
What is a Virtual Private Network?
A VPN is a public network of computers. Individuals can use to access network resources not covered in their local area network (LAN) or simply to secure their communications when using a public network such as in an internet café. Businesses also use it to connect to their remote servers or datacenters. Primarily, its objective is to ensure a secure and encrypted communication to protect people’s personal information and identity. More →
In the internet age, using your credit card to make purchases online has never been more convenient. Today, you can now shop halfway around the world without leaving your room. However, this ease comes at a terrible price: exposure to credit card fraud. To protect yourself from credit card fraud, here are several tips on how to safely use your credit card online.
Tip #1: Secure your computer
Before you even consider using your credit card for some online shopping, you first need to make sure your computer is cleaned and protected from viruses and other malicious software by installing an antivirus/anti-malware program. And see to it that your antivirus is always updated. More →
Recently, Google has quietly released a new shopping app for Android phones. Available for free from the Android market, Google Shopper is a smart shopping app that lets you purchase items online by various means plus do some product searches including reviews and ratings by other consumers.
As a mobile shopping app, Google Shopper lets you scan barcodes, album art, book covers and then use those information to search for the product online. From there you can directly purchase the item using the application.
But aside from purchasing products online, you can also use the app’s search function which is powered by Google Product Search engine. You can search for product reviews, prices, specs and more. You can do these using your Android phone’s screen interface or through voice search.
The app also lets you save your shopping and search history, star your favorites, as well as share your product finds through Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and other mobile services.
I downloaded the app on my Nexus One and I would have to say that it is indeed a pretty sleek-looking app. Banking on Google’s mobile infrastructure and massive product databases which it cull Â from various online sources, the app would be a good tool to have if you want to quickly find out about products you encounter everyday. Since it is a mobile app, that goes without saying that you can use this feature even while on the go.
You know the drill, right? Search for Shopper from the Android market and download the app for free.
UStream, the same video service which made some significant ground-breaking feature earlier with the Avatar premiere and their New Year’s Eve Â live coverage is offering yet again another new service. This time it’s a live video streaming format with specific featured performers.
But don’t get your hopes so high yet though, as this new service will be on a pay-per-view basis. Just like in any live performance acts, you need to purchase a ticket to be able to watch the shows on UStream’s Live Video platform. Ticket prices for UStream’s Live Video events will start from $5 and could possibly go higher depending on the featured acts.
To kick off the its new Live Video Platform, UStream is bringing in comedian Dane Cook with his stand-up routine entitled “ISolated INcident.” Tickets are available for $5 and the event Â is happening on February 6, 6:30 p.m. EST.
Aside from being able to watch the whole show online, paying users will also get other freebies including the chance to chat with other fans right on the Live Video Platform itself. You can also ask Dane Cook questions as well as access some backstage content. All in all, UStream promises to bring in 5 hours of entertainment in exchange for your $5 bucks.
But this is just the start. UStream hopes to get some other big acts to be featured on their Live Video platform.
Interested? Â you may grab your tickets to this gig by visiting this link.
With the Â Black Friday Â shopping craze in the U.S. finally over, it’s now time to look into some figures that were derived out of all the online retail e-commerce transactions by online retailers that participated. According to comScore, there was a total of $595 million online sales on November 27, Black Friday. Â This makes Black Friday as the second heaviest online spending day for 2009.
This year’s Black Friday online sales represents an 11% increase against last year’s Black Friday sales data. Overall spending now amounts to $10.57 billion – a 3% increase from last year’s data. More →
If there’s one good thing the came out of the recently ended recession, that has to be the proliferation of members-only online shopping sites. And guess who are supplying their wares? None other than the makers of luxury goods which have found a new avenue to sell their goods particularly the overstocks which remained in their inventory.
Thanks to private online shopping site such as Gilt Groupe,Â Rue La La, andÂ Ideeli, luxury brands have found their way to fashionistas who were forced to tighten their belt during the economic recession. More →
I’ve created an Amazon Associate account a long time ago but never get to earn significantly from the referral program. The only time I got a commission from a sales coming from Amazon links from my blog is when a friend click on the link and actually purchase the product online.
Fast forward to now. Amazon Associates has launched a new feature that might actually give us easier way to gain commission. And this feature is called – Share on Twitter. More →
Kriyari Inc. announced the launch of iStorez, a unique consumer shopping site that collects and organizes shopping newsletters from hundreds of stores and brands and presents them as â€˜on demandâ€™, visual and searchable storefronts. iStorez combines a â€˜patent pendingâ€™ storefront creation engine with Web 2.0 technologies to deliver continually fresh, relevant and unique content for shoppers. iStorez empowers consumers to enjoy a personalized shopping experience by allowing them to create a shopper profile and select their favorite stores. As consumers keep returning to the site, they will always find the latest products and discover the best deals at their favorite stores. To get started, iStorez comes with pre-selected shopper profiles so visitors can select a profile that matches their shopping style.
iStorez is very different from a shopping comparison or a social shopping site. First, consumers can browse the latest trends in fashion and technology as they view various storefronts. It is like walking down a â€˜virtual Fifth Avenueâ€™. Second, when a consumer searches for an item, the best matching storefronts are presented in order of relevance. It is as though a custom mall has been created â€˜on demandâ€™ based on the consumerâ€™s interest. This works very well for â€˜soft goodâ€™ items such as apparel, jewelry, gifts, furniture, etc., where a consumer has to see whatâ€™s there before
they can decide what to buy. Third, consumers can discover special sales, discounts and limited items that would otherwise be buried deep in their Inboxes, and that is only if they have previously subscribed to that particular newsletter.
QVC.com has expanded its popular online community into a full social network platform powered by LiveWorld.
QVCâ€™s expanded social network is based on LiveWorldâ€™s latest Community Center platform including LiveWorldâ€™s moderation tools and data warehouse reporting. QVC is utilizing LiveWorldâ€™s API & Portlets technology to directly integrate community content throughout the main QVC site.