May 252012
 
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Online payment giant Paypal recently announced that it has signed deals with 15 major Retailers to allow customers to pay for purchases using their mobile phones.  Atlanta based Home Depot earlier this year began accepting Mobile Payments via Paypal in about 2,000 of it’s stores.  Now in addition such retailers such as Office Depot, Barnes & Noble, J.C. Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch, Toys R Us…just to name a few, will begin using the Mobile Payment system.  Definitely a plus for consumers in giving them a choice and convenience in making payments in this new Digital Age.

In addition to the major retailers, Paypal also has announced that over 300,000 Small Businesses have signed up for their Paypal Here services which allows Merchants to accept credit card payments via their Smartphones.  This service directly competes with the startup service Square which has offered a similar service at low rates.  Personally, I would like to see Paypal be able to offer  Mobile Payments to Small Businesses as well in order to give similar conveniences to consumers with Small Businesses as they have with the large retailers.  Another service called LevelUp has been making leeway with offering Mobile Payments to Small Businesses.

 Paypal Increases Reach Into Physical Storefronts
Apr 252012
 

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Have you tried Google Drive yet?  If you’re an early adopter (aka Geek) like me, most likely you have! lol

If not, here’s my two Geek Cents worth….

 

“What is Google Drive?” you ask…

 Google Drive is a cloud service that allows you to store your documents, then access them from your PC, Mac, Tablet, and Smartphone.  There are currently apps available for Windows, Android, and Mac OS.  iOS Apps are stated to be coming soon.

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It is very simple to setup and if you already use Google Docs, it automatically moves your Documents to your Google Drive.  You can then setup new folders, create new files, and share/collaborate with others.  Note: You have the option to either keep the files private or share them with individuals (single or multiple).  You files will remain secure if you don’t share them or remain secure between your group.  It also interfaces well with other Google Apps such as GMail and Google+.

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Another awesome feature of Google Drive reminds me of Apples Time Capsule/Time Machine.  When you save a version of the file on Google Drive, you can access previous versions up to 30 days in the past.

And another amazing feat…the price!  For up to 5 GB, the service is free.  Want more space?  You can upgrade to 25 GB for $2.50 a month and 100 GB for only $5.00 a month!!!

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Be sure to check out the Google Drive Intro video below.

 


So what do you think of Google Drive so far?

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 A Geek Review: Google Drive
Mar 162012
 
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Attention All Bloggers: Why aren’t you on Triberr???.

 

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