Amazon Position as a Tech Giant is Intimidating to some Consumers

Amazon is a powerful technology company that specializes in the sale of online merchandise a goods. Now, keep in mind that Amazon is not a tech company in the same sense as Apple or Microsoft.

This organization does not just rely on developing, perfecting and then selling technology products for a profit. Instead, it uses its technology to make itself a powerful seller of goods. Some people object to this stance by Amazon because they feel like this company is taking over too much in terms of commerce.

Amazon not only dominates the internet as the world’s number one marketer it is also encroaching (if you want to use that term) into brick and mortar operations. Amazon is based out of Seattle, Washington and this company just purchased a grocery store chain called Whole Foods earlier in 2017. Now that Amazon owns this grocery retail outlet the company has clearly captured more market share from the competitors.

Some people do not like what Amazon is doing. They feel like this company is dominating too much of commerce online and in the real world. While it is true that Amazon is the reigning champion of online sales, its reach is not so strong that it has taken over the brick and mortar businesses. Truth be told, most commerce (at least 90%) still comes through brick and mortar outlets.

Amazon is not trying to necessarily dominate the commerce market and not give people a choice. Instead, it simply trying to keep shopping so convenient that customers will not easily walk away from them. They do this by selling their items in bulk. Lots of bulk to be exact.

That is the secret to Amazon’s success. They keep overall prices cheap, which in turn keeps customers from stepping away from their organization. After all, if a person can save hundreds of dollars instead of tens of dollars on their grocery bills; then you can reasonably expect for them to continue shopping where they save the most money. You can find out more about Amazon’s market dominance on ABC News.

India Debuts Solar-Powered Trains

Solar energy continues to become more integrated into common energy use. In several locations in the United States, solar panels on homes are a common sight. That was not the case 20 years ago. In India, something very uncommon is occurring and it may reflect the future of solar energy in the world. Trains with solar-powered coaches have arrived. With solar power as a source of energy, there won’t be as much of a need for diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is expensive. Solar energy could provide a massive cost-saving solution in the travel and train industry.

India now appears to be the test platform for solar-powered trains. Indian Railways is the company launching the initiative.

The rollout of the newly solar-powered trains starts in the suburban section of New Delhi. While the solar-powered generators were likely tested thoroughly long before their debut on actual in-service trains, there are probably some bugs to be worked out. This is why the rollout starts slow and expands over time. A massive rollout would not likely be wise since revisions and improvements may be necessary. Hopefully, for the success of the program, any necessary improvements will be minor ones.

Solar-powered vehicles, planes, trains, and more have been in various stages of planning and development for years. The lack of viable technology contributed to progress being slow. Significant interest and investment dollars in solar energy have advanced technology greatly leading to the arrival of solar-powered trains. A success in India could harken the expansion of these trains worldwide, a welcome advancement to be sure.

How Mikhail Blagosklonny Brings Attention to Major Health Issues

From the time that Mikhail Blagosklonny started working as an oncologist, he has been doing what he can to help people who are having issues with their health. The point of him becoming an oncologist is something that was evidence of the things that he was doing to make sure that he could help people. He does a lot of different things as an oncologist but he also works to show people that they can do things in their own practices, too. There have been many different ways that he has done that and Oncotarget is something that has grown to the point where it is able to actually help thousands of people. Mikhail Blagosklonny intended for this to be something that would make a difference and his reach has extended far beyond what he was able to do with any other type of option that he had while doing other things in medicine.

The idea that he can help people out with the issues that they are having with their health relates to Oncotarget, too. He started the publication because he had no other way that he would have been able to try and show people the different methods for getting better and the treatments that they would be able to use in different areas. Mikhail Blagosklonny was confident that Oncotarget would be the best thing possible for people who had cancer and he wanted to show other doctors what he could do. He was also hoping that he could learn different methods from the doctors to use in his own practice.

One of the things that he learned about was anti-aging drugs. While he knew that they were able to help people with the issues that they had in a cosmetic sense, he also wanted to try and make sure that he was using them for cancer treatment. He thought that they would be perfect for people who needed cell rejuvenation and that they would work well to help make the immune system better. He was right and followed through with it to the point where he could administer it to all of his patients.

Along with Oncologists, Mikhail Blagosklonny continues to cater to doctors who are in other practice areas. He has opened up Oncotarget for everyone to be able to use and for everyone to try and learn more. The doctors who are a part of the publication are a community and have come together to help each other out. They work hard to give each other the options that they need and that is something that can make it easier for them to have the best experiences possible. It also makes things easier for people who are hoping to try new treatments.

Classrooms Uniting Through ClassDojo

ClassDojo is an amazing app that allows not only teachers to keep up with the progress their students are making in class, but allows students and guardians to stay involved as well.

With ClassDojo, teachers have the ability to keep guardians in the loop with the activities their class is partaking in, through video, pictures, and announcements. The class is able to choose skills and values that are important. The students can later receive points for using the chosen skills and values as positive reinforcement. Teachers are able to exchange private messages with guardians using ClassDojo as well, without having to share contact information. It even allows teachers to give feedback on, what students are excelling at and what needs improvement. Teachers also have a “Quiet Hours” setting that shows guardians when teachers are not available.

Students are able to create their own portfolio using ClassDojo. This providing students with the option of taking ownership of their work by capturing photos and video that illustrate what they’re completing in class. They can even create their own monster as an avatar. Students can only see their profile and feedback, thus allowing them to focus on their progress.

ClassDojo has its own learning tool that both teachers and guardians have access to called, Big Ideas. Big Ideas helps students learn about social skills as well as emotional skills with the help of a monster named Mojo. So far, the videos available teach students, “Growth Mindset”, “Perseverance”, “Empathy”, “Gratitude”, and “Mindfulness”.

ClassDojo doesn’t discriminate, it can be accessed on any device and translates to 35 different languages. This app is truly giving classroom a whole new meaning. It has the ability to get parents, teachers, and students involved to make education a team effort.

Hulu Expands TV Offerings By 3,000 New Episodes

Hulu continues to impress as the online streaming service massively expands its audience reach. Hulu reflects the future of entertainment technology: a streaming platform in which preferred programming can be accessed on-demand. Hulu has recently signed an amazing deal with 20th Century Fox to bring another 3,000 television episodes to the platform. The deal probably was easy to sign since 20th Century Fox owns about a third of Hulu. Whether the deal was easy or difficult matters not. What matters is a ton of new programming comes to Hulu very shortly. Also coming soon is the future of how people watch their favorite television programs.

The classic television won’t be going away completely, but a host of broadcasting and cable channels might either dissolve or morph into an online platform. People love convenience. The ability to watch a particular television episode any time of the day or evening 365 days out of the year currently fuels the popularity of streaming services.

The ability to watch programming on a variety of different devices further enhances popularity. Hulu can be viewed on a mobile device adding a level of near infinity to the different locations in which programming can be viewed. Why read a dull magazine in the doctor’s waiting room when several episodes of NYPD Blue are available via a smartphone?

Hulu remains a pioneer in streaming programming and is well-primed for great success in the near future. Other streaming services are sure to follow suit but they would be playing catch-up.

Smartphone Sales Figures Reveal No Surprises

The current landscape of smartphones looks promising for some manufacturers. For others, the landscape can be best described as dire. Smartphones are like any other product. Certain releases and brands will be hits while others find being called misses to be charitable. Samsung has done quite well in the current market. Sales of Samsung smartphones remain strong even though some believed the company would not do so well. The sale of Galaxy S7 models at a discount definitely aided Samsung’s sales.

Apple experienced a surprising dip. Overall, Apple’s stock has done quite well this year. Then again, the strength of the stock market overall has been strong. Apple is a diversified company so a dip in smartphone sales probably wouldn’t be enough to cause major stock headaches. If the company can survive the Apple Watch fiasco, it can handle a drop in smartphone sales.

Windows Phones remain steady in a consistent direction. Unfortunately, that direction is down. Consumers flat out are not interested in buying Windows Phones. How long are these phones going to last in the market until the plug is pulled?

If nothing else, the current sales figures show customers like to be consistent. Top sellers continue to be top sellers. Poor performers find moving up the ladder to be difficult.

Customers really need a great reason to switch brands when they are already happy with a particular manufacturer and product. Samsung reaps the rewards of these consumer sentiments while the Windows Phone suffers.

Can things change sales-wise in the future? Of course, things can potentially change. The likelihood of actual change, however, remains doubtful. Consumers just like to remain true to their current purchasing habits.

Google Glass Hasn’t Been Forgotten

Talk to anyone in 2015 about the next big thing and there wouldn’t be much debate. Google Glass was a continual feature in both news and entertainment. People were fascinated by the idea of these technologically powered glasses. It seemed like the future was here. The glasses weren’t just some idea out of science fiction. They were actual prototypes which could be seen on the faces of testers. And just as fast as they appeared they were gone. Most people assumed that Google had abandoned the whole concept of Google Glass.

However, it appears that Google Glass is back in a big way. Google recently revealed the next iteration of their Glass technology. The new product is known as Glass Enterprise Edition. One of the most interesting things about the announcement is how much more clear the product’s vision is. One might easily mistake that statement to be a reference to camera resolution. However, the most important thing about the new version of Glass is the target market. The original Google Glass was being marketed as the next big thing for every single person on the planet. And to be sure, it might still have a worldwide market as it develops over time. The new version of Glass is targeted for specific uses though.

The professional market took to the original Google Glass designs far more naturally than the general public did. Most people using Glass tended to play around with it a lot. And to be sure, there’s nothing wrong with having a bit of fun with technology. Google noticed that people using the glasses in professional settings were getting a lot more use out of Glass. There wasn’t much need to search out tasks to fit into the device’s capabilities.

Professionals quickly noted just how useful it could be to have data related to their job constantly at hand. In fact, some people even noted that it was able to rekindle the love they had for their jobs. Google’s focus is probably going to keep Glass under the radar for the vast majority of people. But those professionals who are using it will probably fall in love with the device.

Entrepreneur Eric Pulier’s Success with His Company, vAtomic Systems

Who is Eric Pulier?

He is more than an entrepreneur, technologist, author, public speaker, philanthropist, he is a father of four and currently resides in California. He has created over fifteen companies and raised hundreds of millions of dollars for ventures in business that he has founded. Some of those ventures include Digital Evolution Media Platform, ServiceMesh, US Interactive, Desktone and much more.

Eric Pulier has not only been successful but he has been a great inspiration with his contributions to charities by partnering with a multitude of them to help create additional funds to help allow them to better operate.

How did Pulier come up with the idea for vAtmoic?

Significant market trends come into play and create a completely new and unique experience in the way people go about living their lives. Some of those examples are Google Maps and how it has become the norm in daily lives by taking advantage of low cost cloud computing. Another example was Uber, how it changed the transportation industry. Vatomic was born from that same type of idea when it became clear that macro elements were put in place which could fundamentally impact the economy by merging the physical and digital worlds and helping to make them seamless. Some of the elements that have been created from his company have been the rise of digital goods trading blockchain technology and mobile GPS.

What are some of Pulier’s habits that allow him to be more productive?

Eric Pulier often tends to use mechanics and writing to spark the creative edge. He specifies that this is different than when he is writing to articulate ideas that he has already come up with. He claims that this helps develop his confidence and attack the problems on an easier level once he has prepared for them before they have happened in the following: https://medium.com/@David_McDonald click here.

What has Pulier done to grow his business?

He has admitted that he has developed a very passion for the industry he has taken on. Made some insane goals that he has set for himself. Some companies, in the beginning, he has payrolled from his pockets to help make them the success they had become. He also looks at each failure, not as a failure, but as an example and learning process and a big opportunity too.

Lenovo Has New Yoga Book Colors

Anyone that enjoys technology for all that it brings to the table would find their time well spent visiting The Verge to take a look at their article discussing the release of one of the latest devices by Lenovo. This is great news for anyone that likes to have color-matched devices in their bag. If you owe all of your technology in red, it can be hard to settle for something in a basic color such as black. Until recently, this is something that you simply had to accept if you decided to take a look at the Yoga Book. However, this is now a problem that has been resolved thanks to new color choices being released onto the market. If the release of the product RED iPhone showed us anything, it is that people love things which enable them to stand out from the crowd. A brightly colored iPhone is a simple way to show the people around you that your device is the latest offering in a product line. It allows you to display to the world that you have invested in the latest and greatest that a company has to offer. It can often be difficult to stand out in a crowd of people that likely have the same device as you, but bright colors help to ensure that you do not have to blend in any longer. The Lenovo Yoga Book being available in a new red finish means that you would have the possibility of being able to garner attention by simply pulling this device out of your bag at a local coffee shop.

The Yoga Book is a combination device that attempts to provide a large amount of utility to the user, it offers all of the functions that come with a traditional tablet computer. However, you can easily use it in a different mode when taking notes. It comes with a stylus pen that enables you to take notes by hand during a meeting or when in the classroom. Additionally, the tablet has tent mode for viewing at any angle and this gives it many potential uses for the average user.

Changing the Dynamics of E-Commerce Technology for Better User Experience

It goes without a doubt that the technology is changing lives, and as it continues to grow on a massive scale, it would continue to do so in the time to come. Technology has integrated with just about everything we do, and as the technology evolves, there are new facets of technology that are surfacing to take over the previously known technology. One of the latest branches of modern technology is artificial intelligence, which is so structured to think and act like a human, but without being powered manually. It aims to lower the workload of the human while improving efficiency and the capability to mine precise data in the world of internet.

Artificial Intelligence is playing a significant role in the world of online marketing and e-commerce customer experience today, and the primary reason it has made its way to the digital world is that of the huge competition present in the online marketing world. Different e-commerce companies are fighting each other out to grab the maximum market share in the niche they belong to. The marketing methods that are implemented are directed outward from the business, but artificial intelligence is directed inward and helps in improving the user experience through intent-detection. It uses the visual images and easy-to-navigate interface to understand the kind of content user is looking for and what is the precise intent of the user.

The global leader in the digital artificial intelligence technology, Sentient AI has developed the highly efficient Sentient AI Multi-Variate testing for the websites and e-commerce site that would allow the portal to mine data collected from the user interaction on the site. It would make the task of the business owner much easier by knowing what is working on the site, and what is not, and what changes are to be made to improve user experience at the site.

The Sentient AI uses the proprietary technologies that can be called the counterpart of the traditional technologies in use today. The e-commerce sites are looking for new ways to help the users with their navigation on the site and to make their shopping experience on the site as seamless and flawless as possible, and it can be achieved through the implementation of results found through Sentient AI Multi-Variate Testing. The conversion rate optimization is a real thing in today’s world of advanced technology, and Sentient AI helps in ensuring that the user is fed with the exact content they need when they need it. It reduces lag, increases precision, and reduces the effort required to check-out as well.