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Lakshmi Coin India Consideration

Lakshmi Coin India Consideration

 

Lakshmi Coin

I ran across an blog post and video from GadgetsTricks.com discussing India’s interest in creating the Lakshmi Coin:

What Is Lakshmi?

The Lakshmi, or ‘Laxmi’ is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity.  So it’s only right to choose a name for their digital currency, Lakshmi Coin.

Key Notes About This

Based on my research, I’ve come across the following:

Long Way To Go

While many use Cryptocurrencies, it’s not clear if the future’s bright for global acceptance due to some concerns and criticisms.  Thus, the Lakshmi Coin may face steady challenges for the future.

 

 

Ayopoligami App Seeks Polygamists 

Ayopoligami App Seeks Polygamists Encounters

 

Ayopoligami App

I don’t know if it’s good or bad news. Apparently, the Ayopoligami app hopes to connect users seeking polygamist encounters for long term commitments.

The official website for the application isn’t in English, however.

Which pretty much means it’s for Muslim men in Indonesia:

 

App Launch Controversy

Of course, dating was part of the Internet Daily Life post regarding society’s online activity. And as you may know, the Internet has given a platform for anyone with an idea to reach the masses.

But, I wasn’t expecting to come across this. The Ayopoligami founder ran into a few glitches, however.

Turns out, upon it’s initial launch, a bit of controversy followed. In fact, some of the criticisms of the app include:

In spite of this, Lindu Cipta Pranayama, the founder, hopes to relaunch the app with more features to filter out time wasters.

According to The Jakarta Post, he’s starting from scratch with stricter settings, such as:

  • Proper identification for all users.
  • Marital status disclosure.
  • Letter of permission from first spouse.

 

The app’s expected to launch in October.

Hip Hop Radio Online Suggestions

Hip Hop Radio Online Suggestions

Hip Hop Radio Online

Because of the Internet, Hip Hop radio online has changed the way we tune in and hear the latest tracks.

This includes up and coming, mainstream and underground artists.

Gone are the days of recording your favorite jams every Friday or Saturday night with the 90 minute cassette tape.

Additionally, we’re no longer obligated to listen to commercial radio’s cookie cutter playlist. With streaming, terrestrial radio has found itself facing competition now that music lovers have more of a say in what we listen to (provided one’s connected to a service).

In fact, previously, online radio was included in the Internet Daily Life blog post.

Anyway, here’s a list of Hip Hop radio shows worth checking out:

TuneIn vs. Everybody

Of course, a Hip Hop radio online list wouldn’t be complete without Tunein.com (Apple, Android) .

My recommendations are:

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Hip Hop has gone digital

Speaking Of London….

The Rap Show With Charlie Sloth – known for the Fire In The Booth freestyle sessions, Charlie Sloth has made a name for himself playing exclusive and up and coming artists from the UK and North America.

DJ Semtex – another top choice show for Hip Hop anywhere in the world (my opinion). A mix of mainstream, up and comers as well as exclusive interviews from US and UK artists.

Tim Westwood – veteran DJ with a lengthy resume. Variety of genres including mainstream.

Other Recommendations

  • Cosmic Kev – Philadelphia’s veteran DJ. Mainstream, up and comers and exclusive tracks. Weeknights, 7:00 pm-Midnight.
  • 997 Hip Hop – mixture of mainstream and up and comers.
  • Amsterdam’s Most Wanted – some underground artists. A lot of exclusive tracks from well known acts as well.
  • Party Vibe Radio – top recommendation for up and comers, 90’s flavor, mainstream and the trap sound.
  • Murder Master Music Show – not a 24/7 streaming site. Consists of downloadable episodes of music and interviews. Hosted by Scott “Prezident” Bejda.

Estonia Cryptocurrency

Estonia Cryptocurrency

Estonia Cryptocurrency

 

Did anyone read about the Estonia cryptocurrency development? Turns out, the nation responsible for Skype and TransferWise was rumored to issue their own digital currency called estcoins.

Through its e-Residency program (a system that allows entrepreneurs a chance at running a business globally),  the proposal would make the Baltic country the first to have an Initial Coin Offering.

[Economist: How Did Estonia Become The Leader In Technology]

Interestingly, although this news has been reported on by TechCrunch, there’s nothing written in stone.

In fact,  according to QC.com, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, was quoted as stating:

No member state can introduce its own currency; the currency of the euro zone is the euro.

While his statement may come off as a dash in hopes, the e-Residency website continues to stay updated with news for its readers however.

Of course, while crypotocurrencies are popular among the tech savvy generation, it still has a long way to go before being recognized by the masses as a form of exchange.

Some more resources worth reading on this subject:

Paris Hilton Cryptocurrency Endorsement

Paris Hilton Cryptocurrency Endorsement

 

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The Paris Hilton cryptocurrency endorsement of LydianCoinLtd has been the buzz across Twitter and other social networks. Dated September 3, 2017, the reality star used the hashtags     #BlockChain.

Check out the short video from TheStreet:

The ICO (Initial Coin Offering) will bypass the traditional methods of venture capitol funding, allowing anyone to raise money using blockchain technology.

View the tweet below:

Other celebrities in support of cryptocurrencies were Dennis Rodman, Floyd Mayweather and The Game.

Here’s Floyd tweeting about Hubii Network:

Who Or What Is LydianCoinLtd?

Gurbaksh Chahal is the chairman and chief executive of Gravity4, an agency with a mission to disrupt the software and advertising industry together.

Gravity4 introduced the Lydian  token for A.I. driven digital marketing and advertising services. They plan to offer cryptocurrency holders digital marketing services used by a large portion of major corporations and brands already.

It’s been mentioned previously in the Internet Daily Life entry about the convenience of sending and receiving money digitally. Because cryptocurrencies are gaining momentum, there’s possibility for more blog posts on this subject in the near future.

Uses Of Internet In Our Daily Life

Uses Of Internet In Our Daily Life

Uses Of Internet In Our Daily Life

 

What could we say about the uses of Internet in our daily life? Well, several generations ago, our great grandparents and ancestors were able to conduct several areas of activity without the presence of Facebook, Expedia, Google, Amazon, YouTube or Netflix. Today, however, it’s hard to imagine living without any of these (for most of us, anyway).

In the early 2000’s, I took my first trips to Canada and Ghana on separate occasions without using online bookings. In contrast, from 2004 until present I’ve booked all round trips and accommodations via laptop. This has made life as convenient as possible in my opinion because I’m not at the mercy of a travel agent.

Now, of course there are debates about the differences in self booking verses agency booking. But I personally feel comfortable going independent because I’m in charge of my own itinerary and can save (or spend) money where ever I see fit.

Obviously, that’s a brief example of the role the Internet has played in my personal life. And so this blog entry focuses on more ways web access has been a benefit in modern society.

I say more ways because there’s been posts regarding the role of the internet such as:

Internet In Many Areas Of Activity

According to a survey done by iternetlivestatus, 40% of the world’s population is connected to the internet. This is possible because people are hungry for information. The internet makes our lives easier in the following ways:

Online Shopping

The internet offers a platform where people can buy and sell products with just a click of the button. Online shoppers are likely to get huge discounts because of the huge competition and a variety of goods to choose from. You can buy virtually everything and have it delivered to your doorsteps, laptops or mobile device.

Online shopping is affordable, saves time and very convenient. Customers can pay for goods once they are delivered or through online money transfer.

Online stores like Amazon.com, Alibaba.com, Paytm.com, Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com offer clients the convenience of viewing, placing an order and purchasing through the internet.

For entrepreneurs, the eCommerce market has given internet users an opportunity to create simple user-friendly websites for potential customers.

Need proof? Just look at the various top eCommerce platforms available to give one an edge in competing against the big guys for a part in the economic pie.

So with or with out the traditional Brick & Mortar business, who can deny the convenience of owning ones own online shop?!

Job Searching

The uses of internet in our daily life also includes searching and posting for employment. You can easily find employments by visiting the websites of companies you are interested in working with. Whether AdzunaTotalJobs or any other agency, most businesses use their websites to advertise existing vacancies. You also get the chance of applying for the position online.

News

The internet lets you stay informed with the latest news in politics, entertainment and showbiz, sports and the financial markets. The internet is a sea of information, and you will always get the trending news about virtually anything.

Travel and tours

The internet allows you view the places you are planning to visit. You will get alerts on the most exciting areas to visit. Blogs and content on tour websites offer descriptions on different tourist destinations. By reading these blogs, you can easily compare and make a decision.

Tour agents have also embraced the internet to advertise and market their companies. Through the web, you will be able to choose a tour agent depending on their quality of service and the package they offer. Or, as I’ve stated, you can go it alone planning your entire trips independently.

Dating

Many people have found love online. Dating sites offer a platform for many singles to meet and mingle.

I can admit most of my past encounters in dating females have mostly come through online communication.

You can get a partner on dating sites or through social media, chat and eventually plan your lives together.

Online connection platforms accommodate users in that they offer services based on personal preferences (long term, short term, age, religion, etc) .

There are even sites catering to singles in search of companionship from the wealthy.

The  previous ways of meeting ones desired partner were through websites. However, with the increase in mobile device ownership, connections are made using a simple smart phone.

Some of these supporting apps include:

  • Tinder
  • Bumble
  • Coffee Meets Bagel
  • OKCupid
  • Happn
  • Bristlr
  • Plenty Of Fish

You should, however, exercise caution because not everybody you meet online can be trusted.

Entertainment

The internet is a source of entertainment for kids, youths and even adults. You can watch and download movies online. Children can play games and watch cartoons. YouTube offers a platform where you can listen to the latest music and watch different movies.

For viewing pleasures, who needs a cable bill when there’s an increase in online streaming services.

To name a few, these services include:

  • Amazon Video
  • YouTube Red
  • Netflix
  • Vudu
  • Crackle

Although television packages may or may not see their last days anytime soon, online users can now rejoice in knowing there are several options as previously indicated in this blog post.

You can also read the past entry about VikiTV and the emergence of Korean online dramas.

For listening, we won’t waste much time stating the obvious. The opportunity for streaming music free and premium is here to stay.

That’s why the following have earned an honorable mention:

  • Napster (Formerly Rhapsody)
  • Spotify
  • Pandora
  • iHeartRadio
  • TuneIn (my personal favorite)
  • Deezer
  • Tidal

Gambling

Now I’m not speaking up for or against virtual gambling. Let’s just point out that this has grown throughout the world among laptop, PC and mobile device users.

Online casinos provide a platform through the use of the internet for players to place their bets and earn online. If you love gaming, you can easily learn the odds and place bets from the comfort of your home. If you win, the money is transferred to your account through online money transfer.

There’s many discussions surrounding addiction to gambling both online and physical casinos. It’s just quite obvious, though, that access to gaming sites provide the type of convenience users love regardless of time or location.

So as long as there’s a connection. there’s a way!

Enables Quick and Swift Communication

Gone are the days you could wait for sunrise-to-sunset to receive a letter from the post office. The internet has made communication faster, cheaper and very efficient. When you send an email to your employees, there is 100% guarantee that the information will reach them. Texts and chats on social media allow people who are miles apart to communicate and know each others’ welfare by a click of the button.

Efforts made by Facebook have also given users an opportunity to send and receive  words with their instant messenger service.

You can also video chat through applications such as:

  • Skype
  • Google Duo
  • Google Hangouts
  • IMO
  • JusTalk
  • Tango
  • Viber
  • WhatsApp

With these platforms, connecting with friends and family who are miles away by chatting or through video calls allows you to share on your experiences and this can also be a great source of fun.

Investing

The internet provides lots of information that you can use to make money. Selling products from different companies online can earn you a commission.

You can also invest in an online course in finance, freelancing and internet marketing then use the acquired skill to provide a service that will help you earn a living.

The beauty of working online is that it gives you the flexibility of working and making money remotely as long as there is an internet connection.

Education And Research

Students can use the internet to learn. They can also research on different topics and get the information they need. There is a lot of information on the web where students can get resources online in their various courses. Professors can also use the internet through video conferencing to share information and study material with their students.

Money Management

Everybody is looking for ways to which they can be financially disciplined. Banks are working tirelessly to provide their customers with apps that they can use to manage their finances.

There are also online money transfer apps that you can install on your phone that will enable you to transfer money to the bank. This strategy makes it easier to save.

Enhance Cashless Economy

With the increase in popularity of Cryptocurrencies, individuals are now able to buy and sell goods and services virtually, making the flow of business easier.

Check out the example from Paxful.com:

You can send and receive money digitally. E-wallet, mobile money transfers, and internet banking also enable you to pay your utility bills from the comfort of your home.

It also reduces corruption in government offices because any money transferred digitally will be recorded. You can also not evade taxes if you use this form of money transfer.

The Internet Of Things

IOT consists of everyday objects embedded with network connectivity thats allows those items to communicate between each other. These objects could include:

  • Vehicles
  • Mobile Devices (including wearables)
  • Homes (mostly everything in it)
  • Robotics (IoRT)

Because IOT involves the majority of gadgets and objects that turn on and off, this continues to impact a growing portion of society.

One notable usage consists of IOT working in conjunction with security systems for home and even work place buildings. Those who use this form of technology often rely on IP Camera Hosting. That means there’s no need for complicated installation or software (if ever). The main requirement are obviously cameras an internet connection.

Someone rang a doorbell while on vacation in Florida? No Problem! Users can then view their perimeter from anywhere using most electronic devices.

Additionally, I must point out IOT isn’t just confined to the young or wealthy tech savvy community. There’s also a growing push towards sensors and gadgets working for the benefit of senior citizens and disabled. Many companies favor the welfare of these groups by tracking and learning their movements (such as daily routines) in the household. Data then gets stored once a consistent pattern has been established, only to alert caregivers and family members should he or she makes sudden changes in behavior.

Google Is Your Friend

Lastly, and quite obviously,  what would the uses of Internet in our daily life be without Google.

Some of the most common uses of Google are Gmail, YouTube, and Chrome. There are however other services performed by Google, and some of them are:

Google trends – enables users to view the most popular topics. You can quickly see trends in different categories like entertainment, health, sports, business and science/technology. You can also view and compare various topics and see how a particular subject has been performing over some time.

The find my android app – it’s a common thing to misplace your phone. This app enables you to find your phone without much hassle. You can see where your phone is on a map by going to google.com and typing find my phone.

Google Hangouts – allows you to chat with your loved ones and workmates by sending text messages and through video calls. It’s available on your phone, tablets or computers. It also allows you to have group video calls with up to five people.

Field trip – the app shows you the surrounding when you are on a voyage. It will alert you when you are next to an interesting place. You will get alerts of museums, restaurants, historical sites parks and much more.

Google maps– it will show you areas you are interested in. You’ll know the area traffic, directions, routes, public transportation information and images of places. You can set the day and time information to help you see roads with heavy traffic through past information.

Google translate – you can easily learn the translation of words in over 100 different languages. By copying and pasting text into the Google translate website, you get the meaning of various phrases and expressions in your mother tongue. If you are not sure of a particular language, Google translate will quickly detect and alert you.

Google dictionary – makes it easier to learn the definition of different words. It also helps you in pronunciations.

Google flights – find the most convenient and lowest priced flights when planning a trip through Google flights. It gives you the convenience of viewing the prices of flights on different dates through the calendar view.

Google alerts – helps you stay informed at all times. You can easily set alerts and receive information on a particular topic of interest anytime it is mentioned.

Your area of interest could be your company’s name, your favorite programs or even your name.

You have the flexibility of setting the frequency, the sources and where the information is sent to.

Additionally, for bloggers, this provides a great way to stay updated on fresh content for readers,

Conclusion

The internet has enhanced and made life easier for everyone. It has expanded people’s knowledge and led to the tapping of potentials that were unheard of.

Good utilization of the internet is a great way of empowering yourself socially and economically. Caution should, however, be exercised when using the internet because it can also be a source of moral degradation.

InterServer VPS Get More, Pay Less

InterServer VPS : Get More, Pay Less

 

InterServer VPS

Do you need a web hosting service for your online businesses or personal blog? Well, if you search Google for hosting services you will receive tons of suggestions, literally! Many of them offer a money back guarantees and offer you 100% uptime, and charge you a premium in exchange. But do they come close to the value of InterServer VPS offered on their site?

If you have taken some of their services you might already know that all that glitters is not gold. In fact, most of them provide customers with sub par web-hosting services and claim to be the best in the business.

So, how does one sort out the real ones among those thousand providers? It’s best to say, check their customer reviews, market history, and product plans. If the company ticks all the right boxes, whoa! You have just found your dream VPS provider. Or, if you ask my personal opinion, I would suggest  checking out InterServer VPS and their offerings.

 

Company Overview

InterServer started out as a small scale web hosting solution provider in 1999. But quickly the company rose to prominence and became a household name largely due to their excellent services, customer oriented business model, and innovative packages.

During the next 18 years, the company solidified its position as one of the industry leaders and started providing various other services including quick servers, shared hosting, cloud hosting and colocation services.  InterServer VPS Also offers a Bread Basket.

The company boasts a wide range of clients including Fortune-500 companies. They also have multiple offices around the US and provides 24/7 customer services to its honorable clients.

Why VPS (virtual private servers)?

InterServer VPS provides all the hosting solution namely; shared, dedicated servers, VPS and managed hosting. While shared hosting is best suited for small scale businesses or personal blogs, serious businesses should seek other options.

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But choosing between a VPS and a dedicated server might prove to be a stretch at times since there is only a thin line separating both web-hosting solutions.

While the dedicated servers might be the most powerful and efficient one, top level VPS hosting might give them a run for their money. Furthermore, VPS solutions are far cheaper than dedicated web-hosting and, rather deservedly, an attractive proposition. Like most other companies, InterServer also provides VPS solutions to its customers at a juicy rate. While some might differ on choices, VPS solutions should be the preferred choice for most users.

 

InterServer VPS Offerings and Pros

  • Multiple operating systems – InterServer VPS provides solution for multiple operating systems including Linux and Windows. So, basically you can choose from any Linux based VPS such as Centos VPS, Ubuntu VPS, or if you want windows based one, you can have it too. There are really a lot of options to choose from.
  • Instant setup – Unlike many other web-hosting solution providers, InterServer provides instant setup for clients. Once you have paid the required amounts, you can setup your VPS with just a click from your keyboard. Literally, it takes only 15 minutes to prepare your server, and get it up and running. Most others would take several hours or even days.
  • Monthly pricing – The company employs an attractive pricing policy. While many other would trick clients by offering a money back guarantee while selling their over valued products, InterServer stays loyal to its customer base. They will not offer your ridiculous offers, but you can expect world class services from them at an affordable price. Moreover, the prices are charged per month. Hence, if you are not satisfied with their services, you can always choose to cancel your subscription anytime and you will not be charged a single dollar after that.
  • Full control – You will have full access and control over every single thing. Many web-hosting solutions do not provide customers with full admin or root control support, but with InterServer, you can expect to have control over your server, and you can patch up things on your own if you deem it necessary.
  • Cost effective – If you are price conscious then InterServer VPS might be your go to guy. Just compare the listed prices with other reputed hosting solution providers. You will notice the difference. InterServer charges a ridiculously low fee compared to other companies, with Linux based VPS starting from $6/month and Windows based VPS at  $10/month. You will also be showered with a variety of packages to choose from based on your financial capabilities and requirements. There is an option for everyone including that online blogger and large scale businesses.
  • The easy control panel – InterServer control panel allows users to easily add multiple servers to it and manage from there. Suppose you started out with the most basic plan but, as times wore on, your business grew proportionally. Now you require more storage and more RAM options. No worries. From within your control panel, you can scale your virtual server any way you like.
  • Fully customizable software options – From within the control panel you can install or delete software packages in order to modify your web-hosting experiences. The company also allows users to install more than 381 software with just a single click. I guess it is more than what most people would need.
  • High-performance storage – How about receiving a hard drive with 20 times more speed than normal SATA disk drivers. I know it is hard to resist. You will receive an SSD hard drive with a capacity ranging from 30 GB to 240 GB. No matter what your requirements are, with such capacities on offer, InterServer has you covered.
  • Unrivaled uptime – You would not like it if your site remains down for most of the day. In fact, this is the commonest problem faced by web-hosting solutions customers. No matter how big the providers are, you will face uptime difficulties from time to time. But InterServer assures you of a 99.9% uptime guarantee. They went beyond that and offered a money back to customers experiencing uptime difficulties. Glowing reviews from thousands of satisfied customers are a testament to such bold claims from the company hierarchies.
  • Multiple language support – You might think, what about customers who would like to experience software other than PHP, Perl or Python? Does InterServer provide support for multiple languages? In fact, they do. Besides this common software, you will have the luxury to install any Linux based software or server component.
  • Free migration services – Need to migrate your website from another service provider to InterServer? Well, they do it for free. You just need to make sure your InterServer account does not contain any data. They will take care of the rest.
  • 24/7 customer service – It is normal for any user to face issues with their server or account from time to time. InterServer has a dedicated team of customer care service providers under its belt who strive hard to make sure you receive the best service from them, even at midnight.
    InterServer VPS Cons
    • No one is perfect. Not even InterServer VPS. Despite all these positive aspects and wonderful customer reviews, the company should not rest on its laurels. They must improve their uptime even further, and try to reach that magical 100% mark.
    • Besides, currently, the company does not provide a control panel option for Windows VPS, which might be a thing of concern for some people. The company should look to add a control panel for Windows VPS customers as soon as possible
Conclusion  

To sum up things – InterServer is one of the most reputed and well-adorned web-hosting solution providers around the world. They offer a variety of other products in addition to standard web-hosting and VPS services.

The purpose of this little piece was to introduce enthusiasts and potential customers with their services along with pros and cons. Hope readers might have gotten a glimpse of the services to receive when they sign up with the provider.

If you are still undecided or if you want to sign up with them, just visit their website, see their offer details, compare with other service providers, and make an informed decision.

Moreover, prior to sign-up you can go through reviews posted on numerous online reviewing sites or talk to their customer service providers. They will offer you further insight on the company and you will surely find your reasons to sign-up with them. No matter what your purposes and expectations are, InterServer will probably meet them and will even beyond that.

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Best OVO Mobile Review Of Australia’s New Competitor

Best OVO Mobile Review Of Australia’s New Competitor

OVO Mobile Review

 

Previously, we discussed the influence and usage of the mobile device in India. This post focuses on Australia.

OVO Mobile is a prepaid mobile phone service in Australia, as it’s fairly new, having only been launched in 2016. However, over the past year, it has amassed a huge following and won many awards. Most recently, it won the 2017 Money Magazine Best of the Best Award for the best value mobile plan – high usage category.

If you have heard great things about this type of cell phone plan and are considering switching, you may want to learn more about the service. Here is an in depth review of OVO Mobile service.

OVO Mobile Features

If you are considering switching to OVO Mobile, you will want to know what kind of features this service offers. For starters, OVO Mobile runs off the Optus network. Optus is one of the largest cell phone networks in Australia at this time. Using this 3G/4G network helps to provide you with the best coverage, no matter where you are in the country.

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The service that offers a variety of plans for the customer on the go.

 

Another feature about this provider is that they offer a variety of plans at different price points. All of their plans include unlimited calling and texting in Australia. The difference among the plans is the amount of data you receive. When you are not connected to WiFi, you will use data to browse the web, watch videos and perform other tasks. Currently, the cheapest plan starts at $14.99 per month. This plan includes 1.5 GB of data. The highest priced plan is $44.99 and includes 12 GB of data per month.

The last feature to keep in mind with OVO is that they are a pre-paid service. The advantage to this is that you are not on a contract. You can cancel your plan anytime you wish, which is something you cannot do with regular carriers.

The Pros of OVO Mobile

There are many benefits to OVO Mobile. Learning about these benefits can help you decide if this is the right mobile service for you. Some of the benefits include:

  • No Contract

Having no contract with a company is a huge benefit. If you don’t like the service, you are not tied to the company. Or if your plan is not working for you, you can change your plan. Many companies require one to two year contracts. If you wish to get out of the contract, you have to pay hundreds of dollars in cancellation fees. This is never an issue with OVO Mobile.

  • You Are On One of the Top Networks

Another benefit of OVO Mobile is that their service runs off of Optus network, one of the top mobile carriers in Australia. This helps to provide you with coverage in areas where other provides may not have the best coverage.

  • You Have Unlimited Standard Phone Calls and Text Messages

Unlimited standard phone calls and text messages are pretty standard with most regular cell phone providers. However, this is not always the case with pre-paid providers. OVO Mobile is changing things up, ensuring everyone has equal access to unlimited calls and text messages. if you want unlimited on a pre-paid plan, this is the company to go with.

  • You Can Change Up Your Plan As You Want

The last benefit to OVO Mobile is you can change up your plan as you want. Are you planning on traveling soon and anticipating needing more data? Switch to a higher priced plan for that month and then drop down to your lower plan the next. Do you find that you use more or less data than you anticipated? Then switch up your plan. There are no costs to switch your plan and you can easily do so online, ensuring that their plans cater to your needs.

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The Cons of OVO Mobile

As with anything in life, there are pros and cons. This is true with OVO Mobile as well. While there are many great benefits to this service, there are a few downsides as well. Some of the cons include:

  • Pre-Paid

One of the downsides to OVO Mobile is that it is pre-paid. Some people like pre-paid service, while others prefer to get their bill only after they use the service. If you do not like pre-paid services, you may not like this service.

  • The Plans Can Change

Another downside to OVO Mobile is that since you are not tied into a contract, the plan can change with 30 days notice. While the prices have not increased yet, there is always a possibility they could. When you are under contract, you know how much your plan will be and for how long.

  • Unused Data Does Not Roll Over

Another downside to OVO Mobile is that unused data does not roll over. If you don’t use it, you lose it.

  • A Lack of Retail Stores

Many pre-paid phone plans have a wide array of retail stores. This allows you a place to pick out a phone and pay your bill. Since OVO Mobile is fairly new, they do not have a large retail presence. Unless you have a retail location nearby, it may be inconvenient if you ever do need to visit their retail locations or prefer paying in store versus online. However, keep in mind that the low number of stores also helps to keep their overhead low, which in turn, helps to keep their pricing low.

  • You Have to Buy a Phone Outright

The last downside to OVO Mobile is that you have to buy your phone outright. When you are on a contract plan, you often make payments on expensive phones or receive incentives, such as a few hundred dollars off the phone if you sign up and agree to a two year contract. You do not get these incentives on a pre-paid plan. As such, you need to carefully weigh these incentives with the cost of buying the phone of your choice outright to ensure you are getting a fair deal.

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Reasons to Sign Up for OVO Mobile

Deciding which cell phone company to select from is a big decision. There are so many to pick from and each offer various benefits. If you use a lot of data on your phone, OVO Mobile is one of the best companies for you. They have much higher data limits than other companies. This is perfect for those who stream movies or TV to their phone. And OVO has teamed up with V8 Supercar content to offer free streaming of this service to all of their mobile customers, which is a huge perk. If you are tired of being under contract for your mobile service or are tired of paying large amounts of money for data, then now is the right time to make the switch over to OVO Mobile.

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Understanding The Pivot Point Indicator

Understanding The Pivot Point Indicator

Pivot Point Indicator

 

Have you ever wished you could predict the future? Wished you could know if you need bother with the heavy coat for the cold? Are you in the stock market, and do you have a knack for organization and wish to predict and plan for your stocks in the next trading period? I am sure you have.

In the stock market, a good trade based on reliable future predictions determines the next multi-billionaire and the next person whose stocks crumble. This is why the pivot point indicator was created.

The Pivot Point Indicator.

Between two trading periods, a lot of changes can occur. These changes may be caused by a variation in the trade regulations and taxes, the entry of a bigger player in the industry or even a change in the government of the country.

The pivot point is a price that is used to indicate the direction that the market might be headed to. The pivot point takes a number of factors into account including the performance of the market during the previous trading period, the political changes and the trading policies that have been changed. This price is calculated as an average of every significant price during the previous trading period.

If the trading price is higher than the price during the previous trading period, it is evaluated as bullish, and if it is lower than the previous period, it is referred to as bearish. To account for these variations when calculating the pivot point, an expected price differential is indicated. These price differentials are indicated either below or above the pivot point and are referred to as either support or differentials. Supports are differentials above the pivot point while resistance is a differential below the pivot point.

There are different methods that are applied in the calculation of the pivot point.

Installing the Pivot Point Indicator on MT4.

The Meta Trader 4 is a trading platform that is used by most online traders and brokers. While using the MT4, it is best if you have a predictor for your prices, and the Pivot Point Indicator is a good choice.

Installing it is easy as all you need is to download the Pivot Point Indicator. Afterward, locate the Pivot Point Indicator files then open the folder indicated as “Data” on your MT4. Follow the succeeding instructions to finish the installation, and the chart will appear on your MT4.

Calculating Pivot Points.

Now that you have downloaded and installed the Pivot Point Indicator, you have to calculate the most accurate pivot point. A number of methods are used when calculating pivot points, but the most used method Five Point System. Calculating the pivot points using this system requires the highs and lows of the previous day in addition to two support and two resistance levels.

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There are markets that run through 24 hours, like the New York Stock Exchange, while other markets have a closing time. The pivot points in a 24-hour market are calculated at 4 pm EST, while for the other markets, the pivot points are calculated at the time the market closes.

There are three types of pivot points:

a)        Fibonacci Pivot Point

Using this method, you first calculate the pivot point, just like when using the standard method. The range from the previous day is then multiplied by the by the Fibonacci level.

b)       Camarilla Pivot Point

When calculating using this method, the previous day’s range is used to calculate the day’s support and resistance. Using this method, you are expected to calculate 4 resistance and 4 support levels, which are then multiplied by a multiplier.

c)        Woodie Pivot Point

This method of calculation is different from the standard method. The resistance and support levels are calculated using the difference from the previous day’s high and lows.

How to Identify the Support and Resistance Levels.

Support and resistance levels are very important while determining the pivot point. They give the range within which you should trade at to maintain your profits or to make a breakthrough. Identifying the most accurate support and resistance levels is therefore very important. You can identify them using the following methods:

a)        Psychology

Humans are simple breathing beings, and for this reason, they try simplifying everything, numbers included. When calculating the pivot point, you can use human psychology to do it. For example, if the prediction given is 1.5722, most traders would round it off to 1.5700 while a prediction of 1.5773 would probably be rounded off to 1.5800. You can use these two levels as your support and resistance levels. The number of zeros indicated would increase depending on how powerful the psych levels are.

b)       High and Lows

Previous trades are very useful in the calculation of pivot points, and the support and resistance can also be estimated using these trades. There are some levels in the past that the prices have been unable to go beyond, and you can use this as your support. We also have some low levels that the market prices haven’t gotten to, and these prices can be used as the resistance levels. This is a tedious process, considering the fact that you will have to go through every trade done previously. However, its predictability is very accurate.

c)        Pivot Points

The third and most common method that is used in determining the resistance and support levels is the pivot points method. This method uses the previous’ day highs and lows, and these highs and lows are used as the support and resistance levels of the day’s trading. Different trading periods are used, but the most common one is the daily period.

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Benefits of Using The Pivot Point Indicator

a)        Pivot points give us a general direction of the market, hence indicating how we should trade. For example, if the prevailing market price is above the pivot, it indicates bullishness, and if it is below the pivot, it indicates bearishness.

b)       The pivot point ensures that you don’t lose your way when determining the target. The pivot point is determined by getting the average of the resistance and support levels, and it is within these levels that you are expected to buy and sell.

c)        They can be used as indicators of when to open positions. To ensure that you don’t suffer losses when the market reaches resistance, you could go long, and when the market drops to the support levels, you could go long.

The Bottom Line

Pivot Points are very important; they determine the bulls and bears of the market. When well predicted, the pivot point can lead to the birth of billionaires, but if not when predicted, great losses can be suffered.

The Pivot Point Indicator is a useful tool that you can use with your MT4 to predict the resistance and supports, which in turn help you make the wisest decisions. Calculation of the pivot point can be done using several methods, but the recommended method is the use of the five-point method. With this method, you can easily get the resistance and support levels. These levels can also be gotten using other methods, including the evaluation of psych levels and using the market’s absolute highs and lows.

Trading should not be absolutely unpredictable, even though it is. The use of pivot points should enable you to trade much easier. Happy trading!

The Popularity of YouTube in India

The Popularity of YouTube in India

 

The popularity of YouTube in India

The most popular YouTube videos in India get hundreds of thousands of views every week, attesting to the popularity of the video sharing service in India. Like in the Hollywood-dominated West the popular YouTube videos in India are the latest trailers of new Bollywood releases or the hottest songs from Indian rock stars or musicians.

Tamil actor/singer Dhanush’s “Why this Kolaveri” was perhaps one of the most popular YouTube videos in India and had an impact similar to the one created by the incredibly famous and record breaking YouTube sensation, Gangnam Style by South Korean pop start PSY.

Browsing through YouTube, along with Facebook, is what a majority of Indians do on their mobile phones. India is the fastest growing smartphone market in the world, and most Indian buyers use their ultra-cheap smartphones to watch videos on YouTube.

The Importance of Mobile

Indeed, mobile is the most important part of YouTube’s India strategy, as the company owned by Google focuses on non-PC devices in countries with relatively lower PC and internet penetration such as India. Worldwide, mobile accounts for 25% of YouTube’s daily views, 1 billion in all, and this percentage is much higher in lower income countries such as India, or for that matter, in Africa.

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India is one of YouTube’s top five markets in the world and hence quite significant. YouTube’s primary focus is to keep growing alongside, as the penetration of smartphones, internet and “smart” DTH television grows in India. The primary focus, as discussed earlier, is on mobile penetration. YouTube plans to take advantage of the rising popularity of YouTube videos in India by integrating YouTube videos with direct-to-home (DTH) television subscriptions provided by Indian companies such as with Airtel, Tata Sky and Dish TV.

Not Just A Bollywood Thing

While the most popular YouTube videos in India have related to Bollywood, it is not necessarily the case that all top content providers in India for YouTube have links to movies to India’s “City of Dreams”.

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There are a plenty of content providers for YouTube in the country who have done remarkably well with their educational videos – such as, “how to change your hard drive”, product review videos – “New Google Nexus 6 Review” or “iPhone 6 Review” or some thrilling videos such as the video of stuntmen in Mumbai performing dangerous acrobatics on a moving train, which became viral, and eventually created a huge political storm, leading to stricter monitoring of Indian trains.

Point is, there is a great hunger in India for new and original videos, interesting videos, and they may have nothing whatsoever to do with Bollywood.

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YouTube Popularity For Politics

Even politicians in India have taken to YouTube in a big way for their campaigning, none more so than India’s popular prime minister, Narendra Modi. Mr. Modi made YouTube and other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook the corner stones of his campaigning in the recently concluded election, which he won by a landslide victory. Mr. Modi has been a pioneer in Indian politics and very good with technology – which makes him very popular among India’s young voters. Any YouTube video of the new Indian prime minister’s speeches, was likely to get hundreds of thousands of views. Indeed, fans of the Indian prime minister have a dedicated YouTube channel where his speeches were broadcasted. Hence, it’s not outlandish to suggest that YouTube could claim a small but significant role in Mr. Modi being the prime minister of India today!

YouTube-India Partnerships

Some of the most popular YouTube videos in India have been partnerships. YouTube has had highly successful partnerships with content creators such as the India Comedy Week a few years back, during which over 400 hours of comedy content were hosted by YouTube that featured originals and some all-time favorite TV comedy shows such as Mamman Bhai, Dilli Ki Billi and Shit People Say.

YouTube’s Diverse Language Options

Another important thing done by YouTube is not to cater to India’s most popular languages – Hindi and English – alone. YouTube has made a concerted effort to target speakers of other major Indian languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Malyalam, Gujarati, Punjabi as well as various dialects of Hindi such as Bhojpuri and Rajasthani.

Moving Forward

While doing business in India, YouTube has been smarter than many other multinational companies. The big reason for YouTube’s great success in India is how well the US based company has “Indianized” itself and adapted to Indian tastes and sensibilities. And the best part is that, we have seen nothing yet – YouTube will only get stronger and more popular in India over the next few years.