Mutual societies have become more popular than ever before, and this is a phrase that you may have heard and are unsure what it means. The concept behind these societies is not difficult, and once you understand the fundamentals, you will realise they are beneficial. All financial matters are considered complex, however, these are set up to be straightforward.
I’ve been doing a bit of reading about Internet Privacy recently and came across the old article on the BBC:
I know this is mainly down to the big record labels pushing this, but do they really think people wont just find another way around it?
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There is no doubt that social networking has infiltrated our lives, I can virtually guarantee that every one of you reading this right now actively uses a Facebook or Twitter account. It could be argued that social networking sites are perhaps harming our ability to communicate, but I would say they are opening up new channels and broadening our reach.
The arrival of email as a communication tool revolutionised the way we do business: messages and associated files can be instantly received on the other side of the world, breaking down geographical and time zone barriers, to create an always-on virtual marketplace.
Whatever you’re snapping, every inch of your subject has the potential to become super-clear and supremely focused thanks to a state-of-the-art camera lens.
Smartphone theft is on the rise all over the UK. Our usage is now so prevalent and constant that we’re rarely without our trusty gadgets, whether we’re on the tube, at the pub and even eating out. This makes our costly technology the perfect prey for pickpockets, muggers and thieves; smartphones are small, seemingly everywhere and we tend to take them for granted – until that moment when we pop our hand in our pocket and find only air…
I’m UK based, over here we have Ebay, Gumtree and (to a lesser extent) Loot. I know our American brothers have eBay and Craigslist – but what about the scores of our Asian friends? What do they do if they want to buy and sell their products, or have classified ads of their own?
Step up OLX.IN
OLX is a marketplace for buying and selling goods, it currently operates in 96 countries (yes we know that’s smaller than eBay but..) it predominaently targets coutnries like India, Hong Kong the Philippnes and China.
India is the main market – hence the .IN domain extension and it has grown massively in the last few years. Check out one of their ads below:
I have to confess that my Indian isn’t great, but you can hear the English “sell at a good price” which tells you all you need to know!
You can catch some more videos here.
Why you should use OLX.IN
Firstly, it’s cheaper than it’s western counterparts in terms of fees for listing products. This is important if you are selling a large number of products and have quite tight margins to maintain.
The interface is great, they have a “My OLX” section that allows you to manage your listings and tweak as necessary.
The integration with social networks is better than what we see with the more traditional players in the market – you can hook up your classified ads to a number of social networks – Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest with just a few clicks.
The site is fully mobile compatible (not being mobile compatable would be a big trick considering the growth of mobile in India particularly).
OLX.in is massive, and is growing very quickly. If you are trying to reach the Indian marketplace then you have to at least investigate this. The prices are good, the interface is good and the business opportunites that you see today are just the tip of the iceberg for this site.
Earlier this year, the heads of some of the UK’s biggest companies were asked to undertake an information security health check as part of a government crackdown on cybercrime. Despite the fact that only one in ten actually took part, this serves as an all-too-painful reminder of the risks of the modern age we live in.
Admit it, everyone you know including yourself has an inner geek just dying to come out. What better time of the year to bring your techie side out of its shell than during the holidays? There are so many little geeky gadgets you can choose from, the task can admittedly be overwhelming. Never fear. After reading this article you are going to have a much better grasp on some of the best techie toys around, sure to be a hit with anyone on your gift list.
When man needed a tool to communicate, he created the telephone. When man needed a pastime, he created poker. But when man needed poker on-the-go, he created online poker. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.