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Four Questions You Should Ask About Google Trusted StoresJan 15, 2014 // Mariam Faunce
We are starting to get more questions regarding the Google Trusted Store. To help answer the questions that our retail customers have been asking we have put together this guide to tell you what you need to know.
What is a Google Trusted Store?
By definition, Google Trusted Store is an e-commerce certification. Think of it as a Better Business Bureau logo or PayPal Verified logo on your site. It should add to the credibility of your store because it’s not easy to get and Google is putting their name behind your store.
The benefit to the consumer is that Google will track statistics on your percentage of issue-free orders, percentage of on-time shipping, email response times to customers, average delivery days, your return policy and how long on average it take to process returns. To
US employers advertise most jobs since March 2008Jan 14, 2014 // Jorja McKinney
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in November and more Americans quit, positive signs for millions who are unemployed and looking for work.
The Labor Department said Friday that job openings rose 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted 4 million, the most in 5 1/2 years. And the number of people quitting increased 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted 2.4 million, a five-year high.
Job openings haven’t topped 4 million since March 2008, just a few months after the Great Recession began. Openings at that level are generally consistent with a healthy job market.
And more workers quitting can also be a positive signal, because people usually quit when they either have a new job – typically for more pay – or are confident they can find one.
The data suggest the competition for jobs is getting a little bit easier.
Hard Rock’s move doesn’t upset Beale merchantsJan 12, 2014 // Christian Reynolds
Bring in a Grizzlies bar if Hard Rock leaves, a Beale Street merchant says.
Google Enters the Realm of Comic StripsJan 12, 2014 // Mariam Faunce
Depending on who you are, or what industry you happen to work in, Google can either be the superhero or villain of your working life.
With that in mind, it seems that whatever you happen to do, Google may soon have the app to help you create your own comic strips.
After being awarded a patent for what it calls “a system for electronically creating comic strip communications”, the giant of nearly everything is planning to integrate the idea into social networking websites and apps.
For those who enjoy scrolling through Reddit when they should be working, they will be aware that there are already a range of sites and apps that offer this service, including Dan’s Rage Maker, a site used often by Reddit users to create amusing, or sometimes disturbing, comic strips.
It is thought however that with Google’s patent, users will be able to effortlessly add the comics to various sites and social networks without having to go through the fuss of copy and pasting URLs or html.
“Presently, a user who has a funny item, such as a joke, to share with others does not have a way to do so readily other than by plain text.
“Numerous web sites allow end users to easily create their own comic strips, which allow text to be provided with additional visual context, but the strips thus created are not well adapted to be embedded within social network interfaces.”
Throughout 2013, a number of comic strip based apps exploded into the mainstream, including Bitstrips, which served to either fascinate or irritate Facebook users as the year rounded off.
With over ten million downloads since December 2012, and a place on Google’s own Zeitgeist list as the top trending mobile app, 2014 will be a very interesting and lucrative year for Bitstrips and those wishing to invest in mobile apps; whether through “comic strip communications”, or through the a wave of Snapchat type applications that will surely arise later this year.
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Retiring in 2014? Make your plans now!Jan 10, 2014 // Christian Reynolds
Everyone dreams of having a perfect retired life living in peace and bliss. Having a perfect retired life is possible with proper planning an a little focus on life post retirement a couple of years before one retires. So if you are retiring in the coming year, it is imperative that you start planning for your life post retirement this year end to make the most of the holiday season. The absence of any government backed social security program compared to some of the developed countries means that retirement needs to be well planned and executed to avoid any financial constraints in the old age. The fact that a mere 11% of Indias working population has some form of social security planning for their old age, retirement planning holds a great significance.
Cost cuts boost Supervalu bottom lineJan 07, 2014 // Jorja McKinney
Supervalu swung to a profit in its fiscal third quarter over a loss a year ago, buoyed by cost cutting and solid growth at its Save-A-Lot chain.
But sales fell again at Supervalu’s wholesale grocery operation and at its traditional supermarkets, which includes the Twin Cities’ Cub Foods.
Eden Prairie-based Supervalu Thursday posted third quarter net earnings of $31 million or 12 cents per share, up from a loss of 7 cents per share a year ago. When adjusted for one-time charges, Supervalu’s third quarter profits were 13 cents per share, in line with the average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.
Supervalu recorded sales of $4.01 billion, down from $4.05 billion a year ago and below analysts’ estimates of $4.05 billion.
Chancellor demanding more spending cuts from departments to fund Autumn Statement giveawaysJan 07, 2014 // Anthony Isabel
The Chancellor has angered Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers by asking for emergency savings on the eve of his statement so that he can balance the books. The departments under pressure include the Home Office, Justice, Defence, Business and Work and Pensions.
Mr Osborne’s move has reopened a Cabinet debate over the previous decision to ring-fence the NHS, schools and overseas aid budgets, meaning any extra savings must be found from the non-protected departments that have already suffered cuts announced since 2010.
Although Cabinet sources say a deal will be done by Thursday, one said there was resentment that Mr Osborne had launched a “mini spending review” to finance moves to cut domestic energy bills by £50 and populist measures announced at this autumn’s Tory and Liberal Democrat conferences. These we