Just this week, CNBC featured a fascinating interview with Taso Du Val, co-founder and CEO of freelance hiring firm, Toptal. Du Val stated that despite offering attractive salaries ranging from $80,000 to $180,000 per year (depending on their location and skillset), the tech industry is desperate to fill a plethora of job posts that have popped up for blockchain and software development. “Job postings for blockchain developers went up 700% from last year,” noted Duval, who added that the greatest difficulty ...Continue Reading →
Findings released fromInternational Data Corp (IDC) have revealed that $27 billion is set to be spent on virtual reality and augmented reality during 2018. With more than 1 million iOS devices active around the world, Sotheby’s have just launched the first ever real estate augmented app which look sets to boost America’s real estate sales. The IDC study projects that the compound annual growth rate of AR and VR products will reach 72% over the next four years as ...Continue Reading →
Home prices in the USA went up by 7 percent in March of 2018, according to the CNBC.com website. This price increase represents the largest monthly gain since May of 2014. People are fighting for available homes, and this is driving up prices. According to a Trulia report, the February supply of existing properties was 3.4 months. This is the lowest level of supply ever for February. The median average cost of a home in February 2018 is over five ...Continue Reading →
Radon is a chemical element with symbol Rn and atomic number 86. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of radium, according to Wikipedia.
The recommended safe level for radon gas indoors is 4.0 picocuries per liter. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that those that have extended exposure to a 4.0 pCi/L level of radon has a 7 in 1,000 chance of death, due to lung cancer.
“Wilson, the owner of the home inspection ...Continue Reading →
Outlook.com, formerly known as Hotmail, has been the top email provider in the U.S.. Google’s updated numbers show that they now take the place of Outlook.com, as the most used email service.
Gmail reported that they had 425 million users in 2012, now up to 900 million in 2015. 75% of the 900 million active users access their Gmail login from mobile devices, giving an indication of the attention that Google has given to making Gmail user friendly on mobile ...Continue Reading →
The fastest growing segment in the gaming industry is the mobile gaming platform. In 2010, the revenue for just ad supported mobile games amounted to $41 million, by 2017 it is expected to increase to $655 million in the just the U.S.
Additional revenues that surround the mobile gaming industry are found at sites that offer help for those that play mobile games. For example the popular game WordBubbles, has sites like these that offer answers and cheats for WordBubbles.
According ...Continue Reading →
The National Retail Federation reported a survey that was conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, where those with children from grades k-12 plan to spend less this year for school supplies. The survey found that parents expect to spend a portion of their shopping budget on supplies such as laptops and other online tools.
The average amount expected to be spent on school supplies is $630.36 this year, which is down from $669.28 from last year. The overall spent ...Continue Reading →
Vietnam marked their 55th anniversary of tourism with a 5.1% increase over the same period from the previous year. It was estimated that 593,566 visitors made the voyage to Vietnam, in the month of July, which accounted for the increase.
Tourism has been an important part of the Vietnam economy, accounting for 4.5% of the gross domestic product. Foreign investment has been concentrated in heavy industry, urban development and tourism. Most of the tourism related investment has been directed to ...Continue Reading →
The Green Street Commercial Property Price Index hit 118 in July, this leading indicator of commercial real estate prices, has been on a steady increase since its low in 2009.
“The value of U.S. commercial real-estate transactions in the first half of 2015 jumped 36% from a year earlier to $225.1 billion, ahead of the pace set in 2006, according to Real Capital.” As published in the Wall Street Journal.
Private equity real estate fundraising has already exceeded $73 billion and ...Continue Reading →
According to Wikipedia, “Content marketing is any marketing that involves the creation and sharing of media and publishing content in order to acquire and retain customers. This information can be presented in a variety of formats, including news, video, white papers, e-books, info graphics, case studies, how-to guides, question and answer articles, photos, etc.”
Julie Roehm is one of the experts in the field of content marketing. As “Chief Storyteller” she thinks an important role for B2B companies is to ...Continue Reading →
The upward trend and popularity of vaporizing devices such as vape pens, have caught the eye of federal, state and local governments. Currently these products do not fall under the same advertising restrictions that tobacco products do.
The FDA and CDC have their sights set on imposing new regulations for vaporizing devices, they have proposed putting them in the same classification as tobacco products so they will be regulated in a similar fashion. The CDC has already expanded their anti-smoking ...Continue Reading →
“Acne vulgaris (or simply acne) is a long-term skin condition characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin, and possibly scarring”, according to Wikipedia.org
Affecting over 40 million people in the U.S., acne is the most common skin disorder. Nearly 80% of those between the ages of 11 and 30, suffer with acne on their face, chest or back.
100 million is spent yearly on non-prescription acne treatment, this does not include cleansers, special soaps, prescriptions or doctor appointments.
Some of ...Continue Reading →
“An emotional support animal (ESA) is a companion animal which provides therapeutic benefit, such as alleviating or mitigating some symptoms of the disability, to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability.” According to Wikipedia.
According to the lawsuit that was filed on July 14th in Orange County Superior Court, a woman and her boyfriend were told they could move in with their dogs without paying a pet deposit. This changed when the apartment manager requested documentation on the tasks ...Continue Reading →
With 370 locksmith positions available, the Chicago and surrounding metro area is seventh in the country when it comes to employment. The hourly mean wage for locksmiths in Chicago is $19.21 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The annual wage comes in at $39,950.
The L.A. metro area takes the top spot with the most locksmith positions of any metro area in the U.S. The Annual mean wage in the L.A. metro area is only second to the New ...Continue Reading →
Demographic shifts are under way as baby boomers downsize to smaller homes, senior communities and assisted living facilities, according to The Counselors of Real Estate which is a group of 1,000 handpicked individuals, who are considered experts in Real Estate.
Low interest rates are playing a part in this shift, as seniors view this as a great time to downsize, taking advantage of low rates. These lower interest rates are helping the baby boomers sell as well as finance the home ...Continue Reading →
Since its launch in 2014, the Malta Individual Investor Program has received over 400 applications. The result of this influx of applications has resulted in US $530 Million in direct foreign investment.
The IIP is aimed at high net worth individuals around the world. The IIP is an exclusive program where reputable individuals who pass the due diligence standards can be approved. It is not simply a program where rich people can easily buy and EU passport.
The IIP has been ...Continue Reading →
According to Forbes, the cloud computing industry is growing at a rapid rate. By year end 2015, end-user spending on cloud services could reach $180 billion.
For the average person cloud computing accomplishes tasks such as sharing files and backing up data. Small business use the cloud to collaborate and manage workflow. Even gamers use the cloud to back up their progress by using services like Minecraft server hosting.
Multiple companies have sprung up as the result of the popularity of ...Continue Reading →
The 6 Billion dollar Industry of credit repair has contracted at a rate of almost four percent over the last couple years since the height of the U.S. recession.
The tough economic times are credited for a situation where debt burdened consumers defaulted on debts at an alarming rate. During this time many turned to one of the 127,548 credit repair companies that currently operate in U.S.
Due to the growth of the industry during the recession, some predatory service ...Continue Reading →
Over 150 Americans play online games, ranging across a variety of age, gender and socioeconomic statuses. Many might guess that this 150 million gamers are made up of those under the age of 18. Surprisingly only 29% of the 150 million are under 18, with the average age of 31. More gamers are over the age of 50 than under the age of 18.
Online games are as diverse as those that play them, some of the top games are Escape ...Continue Reading →
According to the monthly labor review, employees are doing more telecommuting and working from their home office.
Those in favor of working from home see this as a way to give working mothers a way to stay competitive and narrow the wage gap between their male counterparts. With only a quarter of the workforce working from home, some mothers may be forced to use creative means when looking for a position that will allow them to work from home. One of ...Continue Reading →
According to poll results, we are living in a day and time where consumers are less likely to speak to a stranger about credit card debt than religion, politics, salary and even the details of their love life.
Even with the U.S. recession coming to an end the average consumer is still likely to be carrying consumer debt, even though it may be slightly lower than at the height of the recession.
In recent news, the Federal Reserve states that revolving debt ...Continue Reading →