21 November 2014
“Today’s white-hot competitive environment requires getting a competitive edge that makes a bottom-line difference. You need to leverage both technologies and techniques that work so your customers will love you.
Today’s customers have lots of choices. The Internet contributes to a frictionless exchange, which means customers can slide right past you and into the open arms of your competitors. You want to make your products so compelling that customers gravitate toward buying from you.”
20 November 2014
“Put down your phone and pick up your head. Texting might be ruining your back.
When you tilt your head forward 60 degrees to look at your phone, you’re putting 60 pounds of pressure on your neck, according to a new study by New York spine surgeon Kenneth Hansraj. Hansraj’s study was just published in Surgical Technology International’s 25th edition.”
Press Release: Identify Security Software Inc. Demonstrates its Advanced Security and Authentication Software for Bank Atm Transactions
19 November 2014
“LIGHTNING RELEASES — BOCA RATON, FL, November 18, 2014. New Autonomous Security Software leverage banks existing hardware and infrastructure to confirm one’s identity in front of the bank terminal. The people are not machines and cannot be expected to always follow complex exacting instructions to be recognized by their devices.
Identify Security Software Inc., new security platform; iDentifyME™ offers a solution. An unprecedented level of privacy of the customer’s identity is attainable by perpetually observing, recording and updating the person’s appearance and numerous unique biometric characteristics. The preponderance of biometric readings of multiple sensors provides the true identity of a person. Privacy matters to people and this new method is intended to become a practical and viable biometric alternative to DNA for personal identification.”
18 November 2014
“When a small-time Tennessee restaurateur named Khaled Abdel Fattah was running short of cash he went to an ATM. Actually, according to federal prosecutors, he went to a lot of them. Over 18 months, he visited a slew of small kiosk ATMs around Nashville and withdrew a total of more than $400,000 in 20-dollar bills. The only problem: It wasn’t his money.
Now Fattah and an associate named Chris Folad are facing 30 counts of computer fraud and conspiracy, after a Secret Service investigation uncovered evidence that the men had essentially robbed the cash machines using nothing more than the keypad. Using a special button sequence and some insider knowledge, they allegedly reconfigured the ATMs to believe they were dispensing one dollar bills, instead of the twenties actually loaded into the cash trays, according to a federal indictment issued in the case late last month. A withdrawal of $20 thus caused the machine to spit out $400 in cash, for a profit of a $380.”
17 November 2014
“New York-based market-research firm The NPD Group has figured out what foods and drinks Americans have been consuming in greater quantities during the past decade.
“The real ‘Foods of the Decade’ are not hummus, quinoa, nor kale, and not even Sriracha,” Harry Balzer, vice president of The NPD Group, said in a news release detailing the results of the firm’s 29th annual “Eating Patterns in America” report. “The real foods and beverages of the decade are those that have increased the most in the American diet.”