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Shopify Launches Point-Of-Sale System To Unify Online And Brick-And-Mortar Retail

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Ottawa-based Shopify, the online storefront provider that helps around 65,000 retailers reach their customers on the web, including Tesla, Crossfit and others, today announced a new retail point-of-sale solution that uses iPads for its terminals. The POS solution will enable existing Shopify users to unify their online shops with their physical locations, sharing information on inventory, sales and more seamlessly between both.



via TechCrunch » iPad http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/28/shopify-launches-point-of-sale-system-to-unify-online-and-brick-and-mortar-retail/

6 Tips for Protecting and Defending Your Online Content

"Posting valuable information on your company’s website or blog is a lot like leaving store merchandise out on the sidewalk. It might be good for attracting interest, but the free public access makes your inventory — or, in this case, your intellectual property — highly vulnerable to theft.
So, it’s important to regularly search the web for unauthorized use of your content and, if and when you find instances of plagiarism, take steps to either have the material removed or receive credit where it’s due."Here are six tips for protecting and defending your online content. 1. Set up Google Alerts 2. Use plagiarism and image checkers.Copyscape. 3. Request they give you credit for the information. 4. File a formal complaint.DMCA complaint. 5. Sign up for Google Search Authorship. 6. Provide warnings and auto-links.

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In the Digital Age, How to Get Students Excited About Going Outdoors

"Louv in his book Last Child in the Woodshas since become famous for coining the term Nature-Deficit Disorder — not as a medical diagnosis, but as shorthand for what’s happening to kids who stay, for the most part, inside, away from nature, for the majority of their young lives. He uses strong research to support his claims that rising rates of obesity, depression and anxiety, and ADHD symptoms could well be linked to kids’ disconnection from trees, fields and streams.Louv points to several factors contributing to children’s increased time away from nature, including increased parental anxiety of both dangerous situations and strangers, schools’ focus on testing, and the increased use of technology at younger and younger ages. While maintaining he’s not against the use of technology in education, Louv also believes that schools and science curriculum could step in and help incorporate more nature into children’s lives to improve both health and achievement. 'There’s a growing…

Protecting the Earth Through The 7 Pillars of The Frugal Prosumer

Protecting the Earth Through The 7 Pillars of The Frugal Prosumer
1. SpiritualLove- Relationships Understand the trinity of  Relationships (Man, God, Nature) Spiritual duty is steward of earth and one of best ways is being a Prosumer. More world at peace less damage to earth. 2. PsychologicalPersonality types- Please Understand me Know how get along and work together best on being earth stewards. 3. EducationiPad Any knowledge we want to understand the best ways to be earth steward and prosumer. 4. HealthHerbs-Plantain Understand how earth takes care of us. 5. FinancesUnIncome- Prosumer Business- Consumer Business Spending less and Living Rich on Less is one of the best way to be a earth steward. 6. Daily Living/ProsumerEdible wild plants- Sprout Farming- Rice The better Prosumers we are the better conservators of earth resources we are. 7. Security Tarp/housing, Hobo stove/cooking, Rain/water, Light- Solar/LED Prosumerism is a powerful way to short term and long term survivability.
Prosumer: A consume…

Boundless brings text book alternatives

Boundless brings text book alternatives and study materials right to your iPhone | iMore:

Boundless is a a new service that offers alternatives to pricey textbooks along with study materials. Start by choosing your subjects or searching for your required textbooks. Boundless then offers alternatives that you can buy as an in-app purchase. The iPhone app then lets you take your material with you everywhere.

Buying a book from Boundless will cost you $19 for each one. www.boundless.com

More articles about Boundless:
   http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/06/boundless-continues-battles-against-sky-high-textbook-prices
   http://pandodaily.com/2012/04/05/expensive-textbooks-now-free-thanks-to-boundless-learnings-hacked-replacements-the-publishing-industry-is-not-so-pleased