Friday, August 29, 2014

Top ten must-have apps for small businesses

APP and Business

Skype is the tried-and-tested industry standard for many virtual professionals. It allows you to instantly communicate with your team members and customers in a one-to-one capacity.It supports video and voice calls, and also allows you to instantly message your contacts if you’d prefer to communicate quickly through typing. The major benefit to Skype is that it is used by most businesses and that means that your contacts are online and available to meet with at very short notice.
Price tag: Once available at a cost, Skype now offers conference calling for free for anyone with a Skype account, whereas competitor apps such as iMeeting and GoToMeeting have an upfront signing on charge.
Rotterdam, 29/08/2014-INC News

Russia's Ruble Plunges to Historical Low Over Ukraine Tensions

The Ruble and The Russia
The Russian currency weakened Friday to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar since records began as evidence mounted of direct Russian military involvement in an escalating conflict in Ukraine. The value of the ruble dropped sharply after trading opened in Moscow and by 10:27 a.m. a dollar was worth 37.01 rubles — passing the 37-ruble mark for the first time ever.
The currency later reversed initial losses and was trading around 36.9 rubles by midday, according to data from The Moscow Exchange.
Rotterdam, 29/08/2014-INC News

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images. Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added. The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation. The images have been difficult to access until now. Mr Leetaru said digitisation projects had so far focused on words and ignored pictures.
Rotterdam, 29/08/2014-INC News

Chi e' il cinese piu' ricco?

Alibaba fa il pieno di utili prima dello sbarco a Wall Street, atteso in settembre. E crea, ancora prima dell'Initial public offering, l'uomo piu' ricco della Cina: Jack Ma, il fondatore e presidente di Alibaba, si afferma come il paperone cinese con una fortuna stimata in 21,8 miliardi di dollari. Jack Ma supera sia Ma Huateng, il fondatore di Tencent Holdings, la maggiore societa' internet cinese per valore di mercato, sia Robin Li, fondatore del motore di ricerca Baidu.

Rotterdam, 29/08/2014-INC News (via ANSA AP)

Oggi sposi, finalmente! Dopo 10 anni...

Angelina and Brad
Avevano inizialmente deciso di fare un matrimonio in grande stile, poi hanno bypassato tutte le aspettative e in forma strettamente privata si sono sposati sabato in una chiesetta in Francia, a Chateux Miraval. Indicati come la coppia piu' bella del cinema ( ma anche la piu' ricca per retribuzione), i due attori avevano come accompagnatori alla cerimonia dai loro figli.

Rotterdam, 29/08/2014-INC News