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Get Euphoric with Ethereum

The moment we open the news channels there are many updates on the stock markets every minute on how volatile the markets are and how important it is to stay glued to their program, most of it is true but, it is to be taken with a pinch of salt that new media on television hype more than 40 % of their content about how strange the markets are, creating a panic for the investors and traders. It is sometimes better to pay no heed to all the frenzied up talks of channels. Using our own analysis of how the most recent digital currency works, will be the way out to stay invested and act prudently.

Is block chain Technology the future of Financial Markets?

As Ethereum became an alternate form of crypto currency, the operation of the block chain technology was working on a limited set of programs, however these peer to peer currencies trading has become a reality with the self learning and development highly possible in this kind of operation. The Ethereum Code  has been designed to fit in to the various trading platforms, as the currency traded is not restricted to Ethereum, but other crypto currencies as well, this is a breakthrough of the block chain development by the creator of this software platform Vitalik Buterin. The advantages of this software are:

  • this enable anyone to run the program, as it is decentralized application,
  • it is an all in one platform for trading in other crypto currency as well, without limiting it to one application
  • the codes created are not limited to one entity and can run on any block chain networks, as they are not controlled by a single authority
  • easier and more efficient to trade in digital form of currency trading either in bitcoin or ethereum

Each of the token in the Ethereum code software purchased is equated to a single equity share, hence, the trading on other forms of financial instruments become a possibility by placing the positive trade signals from this software.

How to register in the software and use it?

The sign up process is simple and easy, the user has to :

  • fill in the registration form online available in the website, with their email address,
  • fund their account with a minimal deposit,
  • once the process is complete which could be within minutes once the email id is verified,
  • Start trading in the crypto currency, with guides for self study, and a friendly customer support to answer all the queries.

Cryptic Clues To Unlimited Wealth

Among the various robotic trading systems that are fighting for attention in the virtual space, only a few can stand out. Many programs are launched copying the successful ones and fizzle out soon as they cannot stand the test of time and are actually not created properly. Some are of course, out to swindle the gullible people. However, here is a program that has been successful due to its innovative design and reliable features.

Crypto Code

This is a futuristic software that helps people to trade in the virtual world of currencies. Do not confuse the claims made by this program with scam programs, as this is a real and trustworthy program created with genuine intentions. It is an automated trading system, that can collect data, analyze it and come up with the current trends in the stock market, all this in a matter of seconds. Any seasoned trader or broker will take hours and days to understand the information and come up with some profitable ideas. On top of that, humans do make mistakes but machines rarely do. This is proven by the system as it is able to give consistently fantastic success returns.

Process to join

You can read the full review here and understand more about the program and its mechanism of functioning. The complex algorithm and other jargon should not scare a common investor. The creator has taken care of this fact by making the interface very simple for everyone. It is so simple that anyone can use it even without any experience in the arena of the stock market or computer software. All one has to do is to fill in the basic details like the name, bank details etc. in a form on the website. The investor gets the support of a legitimate broker that further simplifies the process. The initial deposit of 250 Dollars can set you on your path to riches.

Other features

It is a secure system as the developers know that any information and banking details in the wrong hands can wreak havoc. All SSL protocols are stringently followed. Another safety aspect is that the program does not have to be downloaded. You can open the website on any device that you have, mobile, laptop or tablet and start trading from anywhere. What more can you ask for! Sitting in the comfort of your chair and trading online in the virtual stock market with the help of a robot seems like a dream.

We can conclude that it is a genuine system as many experts have reviewed it and confirmed its reliable returns. The system can provide you with all the services completely free of cost so you must try it and see if this works for you as it has done for many others before you.


Compared to external business plan the internal business plans are not so much formal. This type of business plans aims at focusing on the strategies and what is the budget you require. Using this type of planning is required in trading only if you are planning to start the trading business with co-partners within the team. Most commonly people choose to start trading as a business on their own in which case making use of the one-page plan is best. As the name suggests this is very simple and short outline of your business plan that can be written in one single page. There is no exact template that is used for making the business plan since there are a lot of countless alternatives that need to be considered. There are a lot of things that might not be applicable when you are planning a trading business which is required for another kind of businesses such as

  • Need not waste time in thinking which is the right type of customers for you, provided the plan to start your business is with managing people who already have a trading account. See how QProfit System scam manages other’s accounts.
  • Another thing you need not worry about is what kind of products you will be needing and the types of services you will be provided as this is not a business for products. Since this does not involve any kind of production of products it doesn’t require thinking about marketing or about the demand and supply. Here are a few things that one can ask themselves in order to plan the trading business.
  1. What type of supplies are required in order to start a trading business that makes use of binary options?
  2. What is the amount of money that you can spend in the business?
  3. What is the minimum amount of budget you can spare to begin the trading business?
  4. By using what strategy will you be able to generate income?
  5. Where will you be using the profits that you get from the trading business?
  6. Where can I seek the support?
  7. What are the most likely risks involved in the business?
  8. What is your goal towards starting this trading business?
  9. What is the trading plan you are planning to use?
  10. What is the future plan of the business and in which direction will it be going?
  11. How do I keep track of my profit and success rates in the business?
  12. What will be your next step after you have started your business?

Crypto CFD Trader Shows The Upward Trend

The cryptocurrency mining is growing by leaps and bounds. It is only natural for one to try their hand at this sensational trading option. But trusting any automated trading robot is not wise, as there are many scams and bogus websites.

Among such names, there is one name that you can trust for sure, and that is Crypto CFD Trader. This system is like none other, as it is packed with unique features that give the system the upper edge over the others. Check more information about this system right here.

About Crypto CFD Trader

Crypto CFD Trader is a trading software that deals with cryptocurrency mining. But it has some great advantages like the application of a unique combination of machine learning and artificial intelligence. This was provided by its developer who is an accomplished software developer along with being an expert at cryptocurrency mining.

He used his knowledge and experience of the fields and came up with this near perfect system. His software development knowledge was used to create a solid operating system and his friend assisted him in eliminating whatever few flaws remained. The system is also optimized to function completely independently, on what is known as the ‘autopilot’ mode. With this, the system makes some near accurate market forecasts. Based on these predictions, the system further scans the market looking out for deals that seem worthwhile. It even reinvests your money in promising deals.

This system offers online options for cryptocurrencies and online trading. This spares the effort to actually visit and purchase tokens and sell them in future. In order to facilitate the users a little more, the system also has an uncomplicated interface. This helps newcomers and first timers for whom navigation becomes simplified.

The process of trading

Users only have to fill up a form and get a registration done on the official website. After this, a minimum of over $250 is to be deposited, after which your account is activated in no time. The final step is to switch on the autopilot mode and trading can begin almost immediately. Crypto CFD Traders deals only with brokerage houses that are renowned for being honest and efficient.

Is Crypto CFD a scam?

For a system that is so good, it is obvious for people to view it critically. However, all detailed reviews of the system revealed only good things about the system. The system is made especially user-friendly to facilitate the novices. The developers have also provided the system with a 24/7 customer support staff for anytime assistance. Positive testimonials have also been written by past users to vouch for the system. All of this proves that Crypto Code is not a scam.


Google wants to make Glass cool again

Google’s new name for Glass is somewhat confusing considering the company already has “Project Ara”, a development team attempting to produce a modular smartphone.

The expectation is that Project Aura will provide a home for some of Google’s weirder technology projects, including its virtual reality effort Google Cardboard, and gesture input technology which is known as Soli.

According to the source, Nest CEO Tony Fadell will continue to help in the project, though no one knows what will happen if Nest becomes a separate Alphabet company.

Just weeks after Google and several other silicon valley mammoths agreed to a record $451 million settlement over a nearly 10-year old “no-poaching” pact among technology giants-a secret agreement not to recruit each others employees-Google is raiding the valley to recruit for its new Project Aura, Glass and Beyond, hiring a full-time recruiter, Jessica Bailow.

Google has brought in at least three employees from Amazon’s Lab126 to work on the new project and is still recruiting. Moreover, the fact that it was way overpriced at $1500 and didn’t offer that any practical usage, hence the Mountain View, California-based company in January stopped selling the head-mounted gear, with the company’s top management admitting that the device was released ahead of its time. He is now the software development manager of Project Aura, sources said. (Ross reports to Fadell.) To bolster its team, Project Aura has been picking up engineers laid off by Amazon after its Fire smartphone failed to gain traction with customers.

Some say Project Aura got started four months ago and is looking at reviving Google Glass.

Project Aura remains a mystery as of this writing, although there are speculations that the wearable is geared to becoming a VR (virtual reality) device. The third is Tina Chen, who left Lab126 after working on the retailer’s streaming box and Echo last month. The Fire phone was not well received and is no longer being sold after numerous price cuts.

Google renamed Project Glass to 'Project Aura', hiring ex-devs of Amazon's Lab126

Google bags ex Amazon ‘Lab126′ employees for ‘Project Aura’ Google Glass revival

California city suspends ticket tax in exchange for Disneyland’s $1 billion

The five-member council is expected to vote on Tuesday on the company’s proposal to go ahead with its Disneyland Resort makeover in exchange for a continued waiver of any future admission tax the city might impose on entertainment venues.

The council spent Tuesday evening discussing a substantial expansion of Disneyland Resort that would add attractions and parking with one significant caveat – the company wanted to prohibit admission ticket taxes for another 30 years.

The resolution extends a almost 20-year agreement with Disney regarding entertainment tax policy.

According to reports, Walt Disney Co. has won an extension of 30 years of a moratorium on ticket taxes in Anaheim, California.

In a statement, the city of Anaheim said Disney “is evaluating the addition of new attractions that would drive attendance and longer stays” as well as potential traffic-infrastructure upgrades to two of the roads leading into the theme parks. According to an earlier statement from the city, Burbank, which is California-based Disney, would be getting tax relief for another 15 years, in case it is invested considerably over $1 billion. Anaheim has never had an entertainment tax.

Disney’s plan calls for breaking ground by the end of 2017 and finishing construction by 2024.

The new agreement with Disney requires no city bond financing and no city spending.

Many residents who are opposed to the exemption said the City of Anaheim needs the tax revenue. It does not require a second reading.

After factoring in the cost of providing City services, the Anaheim Resort generates $67 million in surplus revenue annually, or almost a quarter of Anaheim’s General Fund.

The three hotels Disney operates within its resort and surrounding hotels that cater to theme park visitors also generate roughly $110 million a year in “transient occupancy” tax revenues paid to Anaheim, according to the city.

An investment of the magnitude being considered by Disney could bring local economic activity of $565 million to $847 million per year and create 3,000 to 4,500 additional jobs, according to Beacon.

City of Anaheim and Disney extend deal to encourage further Resort investment


How to Ruin Your Reputation … And (Partially) Redeem It

A few months back, I had a very negative experience with my energy company that cost me $1500 in unexpected electric bills. I was so frustrated and so sure of the righteousness of my cause that I nearly came out of my self-imposed exile from blogging to publically rip the company in violation rules 1-3 of my “10 Somewhat-Flexible Laws of Blogging About Companies.”

  1. Never talk ill of a client or potential client.
  2. Almost everyone is a potential client.
  3. If you must violate rule #1, don’t mention the company name.

I’m glad I didn’t. Even though they never reimbursed those excessive fees, they eventually implemented a program to make sure my situation never happens again.

A Series of Unfortunate Electric Bills

In July, I received a bill that was about 4.5 times the normal amount (for activity in the month of June). Convinced this was a mistake, I called my electric company about it, and they advised me to have my meter re-read, and that it would take about 10 business days for this to take place, but that they would contact me when the read was done.

I did not hear from them again until I got my next bill, which was also 850% more than it was over the same period the previous year. At that point, I wrote them again on August 7 and asked why they hadn’t let me know what the results of the re-read were so that I could look at different options. When they responded (2 weeks later after promising a 24-hour response), they said they never put in a request for a re-read.

While this was happening, I contacted my apartments to have them check my air conditioning to make sure everything was working right. They said it was, but that they cleaned the appliance regardless.

Whenever I called the electric company, instead of helping me figure out why my bills were so high, kept trying to sell me a fixed-rate contract. Sure, doing so would have saved me some money, but the scope of their “fix” would have saved me $10-$12 per month, not $500-$600, which is what I really needed. They had their script, and they were sticking to it. It took escalating the issue two levels before I got someone at the company to admit that something seemed “off” about my bill situation.

In the middle of a brutal Texas summer, with my dog staying there and while the bill was in dispute, the electric company shut off power to my apartment to force me to pay at least part of the disputed bill (I later found out this was in violation of the Utility Customer Bill of Rights).

How Energy is Delivered and Billed in Texas

Getting to the bottom of this, I got quite the education on how electricity is delivered and billed in Texas.

Essentially, the company that delivers electricity has nothing to do with how electricity gets billed, and the billing company (which can be one of several) is ready to lose you quickly, because customers are easily replaceable. It can be TXU, Reliant, Green Mountain or any other electric company. All they do is service the billing. Which you choose as a consumer is based on the rates and service you expect to get.

Thanks to the help of a knowledgable friend, I finally found the real cause of the issue, I called the electric company and asked if they would help with the part of the bill due to their lack of responsiveness. They refused. Eventually I protested through regulatory channels, and a very small portion was refunded.

Customer Service: It Is Your Job

I finally spoke with a representative of the office of the president in response to this official complaint, and suggested that they need to be more responsive and help people between bills realize if something is happening between billing periods. Not only did she disagree that their lack of responsiveness imparted on them any responsibility for three months of outrageous bills, but she directly told me that, regarding my suggestion that they notify people when their usage seems to spike 850%, “That’s not what we do.”

Then I took to Twitter, hoping to find someone higher in authority than the last person I spoke with.

The person who monitors their Twitter channel is a marketer, not a customer service person. She had no authority to help resolve the issues of customers, which only further frusterated me, because though she asked me to tell my story, she could not help. To her credit, she seemed sincere in her concern for my frustration (If she wasn’t being authentic, she at least faked it well).

This interaction convinced me of the truth of what Oliver Blanchard wrote in Social Media ROI:

“Remember, it is easier to train a good customer support representative to use social media than to train an experienced social media user to be a good customer support professional.”

As for the representative within the office of the president, she was just intent on getting me to pay three months of outrageously high bills, not helping me solve my issue or even making me feel heard. She took a very “That’s not my job” approach, not only for herself, but also for their entire organization. Had she met me halfway, had she hinted that she understood why I was upset and her company’s role in that frustration, my tone in this article would be much different.

So, normally I would have cut off ties with the company regardless. End of story. Although I’m better equipped now — having learned an awful lot about how electricity works in Texas — I had no faith that this is the company I wanted to do business with should I ever have any difficulty again.  Then the organization did something that suprised me.

They implemented my recommendation.

Now, I receive a weekly email between bills that tells me my usage for that week. And I am able to spot if something is amiss and don’t have to wait an entire billing period — while the meter is still running — to discover it.

Now, I don’t presume that I was the first to provide that recommendation, or that they went through with it because of my issue. Something like that takes more time to develop and execute than they had from the time of my first complaint and suggestion.

So someone besides me had to have thought it was a good idea. But the value of that idea did not trickle down to the customer service reps or to the office of the president, or at least they had no interest at all in acknowledging it, or admitting I had a valid point.

Though if they had, I’d not only be naming the company, but praising them to my friends about how well the company treated me, how awesome this service is, and how they should use this company for electricity as well.

How much better could companies do if they only trained and empowered their customer service reps to treat people as people and not means to and end? If they trained them to listen instead of follow a script?

Update: See how a Virginia woman was charged (and is fighting) a $15,000 utility bill.

How to Use the Apple iPad (#112)

Lately I’ve been toying around with an iPad provided to my team at work in order to explore and study its slim design and touch screen interface.

So far (and this assessment is subject to modification as time goes on), I’ve found that the interface lends itself to certain kinds of uses. But in spite of the fact that in can literally be used thousands of different ways (depending on the app it’s being used with), a single owner will probably use it for a few things.

Here’s one common usage I’ve observed.

– Cam Beck

How to Create a Remarkable Experience

About three weeks ago, the inestimable Jay Ehret, AKA “The Marketing Guy” invited me to participate in a webinar about remarkable customer experiences. Jay’s always been great to work with, and this project was no exception.

His Customer Experience Map Pack is an impressive piece of work. Very handy.

The funny thing was that I hadn’t seen his part, so I had no idea what he was going to talk about specifically. I just know his work overall pretty well, and I was confident that our ideas would align. As it turned out, besides introducing and explaining how to use the Customer Experience Map, his other major theme was “How to break away from industry norms and create a remarkable experience by framing your business with a metaphor.

My part could be summed up thusly: “Your brand is either the parachute or the pavement; your website is the ripcord.

Enjoy! – Cam Beck

10 Advanced Features I Want from Apple Tablet

Steve-jobsTo hear some commentators tell it, Steve Jobs is going to single-handedly save the newspaper industry with Apple’s new tablet, which is rumored to be announced next week (Read Newsweek’s Article: Five Ways Apple’s Tablet May Change the World).

I wish him, the newspaper industry, and the world the best of luck.

But while we’re pontificating about what the Tablet might do, here’s hoping its rumored crowdsourcing need aggregation and fulfillment app (codename: iGenie) will pull in my wish list and make it a reality.

Apple-tabletBesides the basics — Music, Internet, eReader, etc., here are some things I’d like to see in the new Tablet. In the interest of time, I’ll stick to the higher points.

  1. A magic pixie dust dispenser (Credit Joe “YOU LIE” Wilson)
  2. Unlimited battery life
  3. If not indestructible (wouldn’t be “green”), it would be at least highly durable.
  4. A 20 Megapixel camera with 1600x optical zoom, nightvision, flash, and macro and panoramic views.
  5. Free 4G connection running on a viable unloaded network.
  6. Video conferencing that makes it look like you’re looking at the person and not the camera.
  7. Autotuning.
  8. Wireless Enhanced Neurological Projection (I made that term up. Think of Neo’s ability to learn Kung Fu in “The Matrix,” but without the holes in our heads).
  9. A Step-by-Step Guide to Kung Fu eBook (See previous wish).
  10. Can be used as a flotation device and re-breather in the event of a water landing.

There’s much more, but you get the point. What are some of the features you want to see? –Cam Beck