Shortage of Skilled Professionals in the Blockchain Sector

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 ...

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Mobile Gaming Revenue in The U.S. Expected to Increase to 3.31 billion in 2016

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 ...

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Survey: After Increasing 42% in The Past 10 Years, The Average Spending on Back-To-School Shopping Drops This Year

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 ...

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July 2015 Marks the 55th Anniversary of Vietnam Tourism

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 ...

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Commercial Real Estate Sales and Prices Are Surging, Prompting Concerns About Possible Bubble, According to The WSJ

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 ...

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Percentage of Total Marketing Budget Spent on B2B Content Marketing in The U.S. is 28%

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 ...

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Less Than A Decade Later, Electronic Cigarettes and Vaporizing Devices Have Grown Into A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

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 ...

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Americans Spend Over 100 Million Per Year on Non-Prescription Acne Treatments, According to The AAD

“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

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 ...

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Over Euro 450 Million in Foreign Investment Reported by Malta’s Individual Investor Program

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 ...

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U.S. Businesses Spent 13 Billion on Cloud Computing in 2014

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 ...

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Credit Repair Industry Annual Growth Drops 3.8% Following Recession

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 ...

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports that 24% of those Employed Work at Least “Some” Hours From Home Each Week

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 ...

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Poll: 85% Said They Were Unlikely to Talk About Credit Card Debt to a Stranger

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 ...

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Telemarketing and Call Centers, Rebounding After the U.S. Recession

Over the past five years the telemarketing and call center industry has been in decline. Due to the U.S. recession and reduced corporate profits, companies have pulled back on their telemarketing efforts.

Major companies are now looking for the best value when it comes to investing in marketing. According to this popular call center blog, they review the top five questions to ask when outsourcing your call center to ensure the best quality.

Even though the telemarketing and call center industry ...

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The Three Leading Causes of Bankruptcy

One of the myths that surround bankruptcy is that those who have filed bankruptcy are financially irresponsible. This myth is debunked by the fact that 42% of Americans that file, claim that it is due to medical expenses, of which 78% of those had medical insurance.

The second leading cause of bankruptcy, according to this bankruptcy attorney in San Diego, is unemployment. This creates a financial hardship that is difficult to recover from.

Excessive debts are the third leading cause of ...

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Average Credit Card Debt Drops to the Lowest Level Since it’s High in 2008

The first quarter of 2015 brought with it positive news about the state of consumer debt in America.  The national credit card delinquency rate (the rate of borrowers 90 or more days past due) decreased to 1.37%.

Although that is great news for most consumers some cities in the U.S. are still struggling to recover from the recession. Miami, Atlanta and Houston are the top three cities with the highest delinquency rate percentages.

Credit card debt per borrow hit its peak in ...

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Why Are Authoritative Business Directories So Good for Businesses?

Authoritative business directories can be an incredibly useful tool for business to make work for them. One must be careful when using these, as often times they can be too “spammy” and may hurt your business more than it can help it. This means you need to be sure that you choose an authoritative business directory that has a high trust factor and Google PageRank. Finding an established authoritative directory can be difficult, but you do have some options.

By placing ...

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4 Types of Couriers

The markets today contain the best and worst of everything. Similar is the case with courier companies as they are available in multiple types. Among them, there are large companies and small companies, the large ones are hired by those businesses that work on global level. They have to send packages to multiple clients and customers from one corner of the world to another. The small courier companies help the medical and law firms and similar other business to send ...

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Traditional vs Roth IRA

Traditional vs Roth IRA

While there are currently 11 different types of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), there are two most investors are more familiar with than all the others, the Traditional IRA (T) and the Roth IRA (R). Each of these retirement accounts have similarities, but for the most part, they are vastly different. A quick review of these differences should help people make sure they are targeting the proper type of account.
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What is an IRA?

What is an IRA?

It is dangerous for Americans to live with the belief that Social Security is sufficient to sustain them into retirement. The fact is that it won’t in most cases. Therefore, it is incumbent on all Americans to take a responsible approach to their own retirement by setting up a series of savings accounts and investments to help secure their future in retirement. The sooner this is done in life, the better their financial situation ...
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