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February 6, 2018

New PCI Standard Will Help Grow Global Card Acceptance

Following the PCI Security Standards Council’s new standard for software-based PIN entry into COTS devices, David Poole, Global Head of Mobile POS Devices at MYPINPAD, shares his thoughts.

We are delighted the PCI Security Standards Council has announced a new standard for software-based PIN entry into COTS (Consumer Off-The-Shelf) devices for card payment acceptance. The standard aligns tightly with our goal of increasing merchant card acceptance globally whilst also mitigating risk for both retailer and consumer.

The standard includes a specification for isolating and protecting the card PIN when entered into touchscreen smart-devices (phones and [...]

 
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January 19, 2018

Distributed Lab Releases An Anti-Corruption Solution To Increase Business Transparency

Blockchain expertise center Distributed Lab has announced a solution based on blockchain technology, which will increase management transparency in the corporate sector and public sector.

“This solution is effectively a prototype for how transparency can be increased in management in the public sector and in state bodies. Testing of this approach in the business world currently looks hugely more realistic by comparison with implementation of the same solution a priori in the state sector. On the other hand, the corporate sector will be getting a usable tool which comes with a large number of features for solving the pressing task of increasing transparency in management and [...]

 
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January 16, 2018

How Startups Are Transforming Retail

Startups are changing how retail functions online and offline. From virtual reality to better payment systems, they are transforming the industry. Startups are bringing new and exciting changes to how you shop every day.

Robot Store Associates

Imagine walking into a store and being greeted by a smiling robot that is automatically restocking shelves and keeping track of merchandise. This imaginary scenario is not far from reality. With a gray body that resembles a pole or stick and two black eyes on a digital screen, Tally is a robotic store associate that can analyze shelves. This robot is able to see if items are running low or misplaced. In addition, Tally can check [...]

 
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January 8, 2018

Top 6 Computer Programming Tools For 2018

Everyone has a unique set of New Year’s Day resolutions, and computer programmers’ resolutions and wishes for 2018 are bound to differ greatly from your run-of-the-mill average resolutions.

And if there’s anything a programmer should plan on doing to make him or herself a better programmer in the year ahead, it’s to get equipped with a new stash of helpful programming tools.

Here are six of the top tools you may wish to add to your programming tool box for 2018:

1. Get the latest version of Retrace

Retrace has long been an essential coding tool that lets you track how often you access Web-based HTTP services. But every new version of Retrace is seeing substantial [...]

 
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September 3, 2017

Association Noosphere and Max Polyakov Social Initiatives

This June, the Meteor Sport Complex in Dnipro, Ukraine, hosted the BestRoboFest 2017 with multiple robotics models and their creators competing for the prize. The festival featured tech performances, competitions of best robot models and drone races, among other things. During two days, Ukrainian engineering talents presented 187 robot models in front of a 10,000 audience.

Image Credit: BestRoboFest via FB

Max Polyakov, who co-founded the organization that hosted the event, Association Noosphere, expressed his content at the number of young engineering talents that joined the race and presented their own models of robots and rockets. [...]

 
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August 1, 2017

10 Sales and Marketing Tips for Insurance Brokers

This article is here to provide you with some of the ways you could improve your business. Below you will find a selection of 10 tips on sales and marketing for your insurance company. In order to grow your business, you need to know some of the best ways…

Marketing Strategy

Your business must always have a marketing strategy. By having a strategy in place you are then able to identify how you can best achieve the desired result. For example, by having an insurance marketing plan you will understand how your drafted email marketing, promotional material or ___ is going to drive sales in ways that your current strategies just aren’t doing.

Rewarding Referral System

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July 17, 2017

How to Take Control of Your Startup Finances

Are you worried about your business’s finances getting out of hand? This is a serious concern for all business owners because the financial health of your business will ultimately determine how successful your company becomes. However, there are many ways to take control of your business’s finances so that you can focus on other aspects of your company. Below are some of the best ways you can address the financial side of your organization.

Get Reliable Advice

A large number of the most frequently asked questions about startups are finance-related, so it makes sense to get advice from an expert in this field. A wide range of financial professionals such as [...]

 
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May 25, 2017

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Women in Engineering, International Leadership Conference

Anyone who knows me, knows that leaving the City on any given weekday is NOT something I’m exactly enthusiastic about. That commute, be it by car or Caltrain, leaves a lot to be desired these days. So to make the trek down on the Peninsula to attend a seemingly off-demographic conference being put on by an engineering acronym you’ve never heard of … may seem a little odd [#fairenough]. In this case though it was most certainly warranted, and I hope next year in its 5th, the Women in Engineering, International Leadership Conference (#WIELEAD) invites me to return.

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April 12, 2017

Marketing Innovation: Attribute it to the Web

‘Marketing’ and ‘Innovation’: two words that have traditionally been cloaked in vagueness, if not uncertainty. Why? Because they get abused by association and diluted in practice. Inconsistent results, substance, and meaning tend to have that effect. But when they click … [wo]man-o-[wo]man, that’s the stuff of business legend. And when the combined term ‘Marketing Innovation’ is firing on all cylinders, well, that’s something to write home about (or on the homepage at any rate). It would appear this is such a time, for are ABM and predictive marketing ever hitting their stride!

For purposes here, a simple definition: [...]

 
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April 5, 2017

Create new ideas for the older generation

Baseline:​ In with the old, out with the new

Date:​ April 28th – 30th, 2017

Starts:​ April 28th at 6:30PM / Ends:​ April 30th at 7:00PM

Venue:​ OXO2 Level Two, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, Southbank, London SE1 9PH

Prizepool:​ £7K

Hashtag:​ #LaterLifeHacks

Twitter account:​ bemyappuk

Get ready to mix the new with the old. Developers, dreamers and designers are invited to an exclusive event on April 28-30 to create ideas for an ageing world. Powered by later lifestyle specialists, Auriens, this 48-hour hackathon will enable the brightest minds to bring about the best new thinking for baby boomers and beyond. One aim: to [...]

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