The importance of digital trust amidst decreasing loyalty


Trust is key. Without it, most consumers simply won’t engage. Today’s consumers understand that their data is valuable for companies; they can exchange it for anything from privileged access to a site, to product offers, to personalised customer service. But as many as eight out of ten consumers won’t do business with a company they don’t trust to keep their data secure, and only half feel it’s acceptable for a company to track their buying habits or sell their data to third parties in Read more [...]

Homegrown phone Is Google aiming to be more like Apple?


Being open is both a blessing and a curse. One the plus side, others can run hog wild. In the case of Google’s Android operating system that means manufacturers can build handsets to their heart’s content. Large. Small. Cheap. Premium. They can run near stock Android (Moto X Pure) or come with all sorts of — often dreaded — bells and whistled layered on top using a skin (almost any Android-based phone by Samsung). The resulting flood of phones, and range of choices has been good for Google. Read more [...]

House Hunting in Southern Maryland Calls for Level-Headedness


If you’ve been house hunting for the Southern Maryland home you know is out there—the one that will fit your needs, is situated in a suitable neighborhood, and fits your budget—when you home in on a likely candidate, try not to fall in love with it (at least not right away). House hunting is a nesting exercise: part logic, part emotion. Nothing will change that. But problems can result when emotions take over early on in the process. It’s human nature to rush past what seem to be pesky little Read more [...]

How Lead Generation will change in 2016


  2016 is less than a month away.  It is hard to believe that 2015 is already coming to an end. Chances are you’re still working on finalizing your B2B marketing plans for the New Year. B2B marketing is in a constant state of transformation. What were standard practices this month might be outdated next month and the techniques used today could be obsolete in the next year. Technology is always keeping us on our toes. It is important to stay ahead of the competition by staying on top of new trends.  Read more [...]

Hotels listed in 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards


Turtle hatchery at Serena Beach Several hotels around the world have been long-listed in the WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards. The 2016 longlist for the World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board includes 75 organisations from 30 countries worldwide. The applicants which include ITP’s youth employability programme the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) make up this year’s collection of some of the most inspirational, innovative examples of responsible Read more [...]

EUR/USD Euro Steady, US Housing Reports Next


EUR/USD is quiet on Friday, as the pair trades at 1.1250. The pair showed strong volatility in the Thursday session, although the pair closed the day almost unchanged. In economic news, it’s a quiet day as we wrap up the trading week. Eurozone Current Account jumped to EUR 36.2 billion, well above expectations. EU financial ministers will meet in Brussels, with next week’s Brexit referendum one of the key topics on the agenda. In the US, today’s key event is Building Permits, with the markets Read more [...]

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