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Consumers want more personalized marketing. There's a reason for that based in sale psychology. Do you know it?
The different ways that people communicate have changed radically over the last decade -- and consumer demand for improved devices is constant. Philips is addressing that need with some new products, unveiled at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show, that leverage emerging technology. Cameron Batten and Janna Rachelle, Philips' roving reporters, are here to tell you more.
Consumers using cordless phones equipped with Philips' Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication (DECT) technology will hear virtually none of the cracks, buzzes, whines or interference that they are accustomed to hearing when they use a conventional telephone. Philips' DECT means the device uses up to 60 channels to get the clearest call over greater distances than any analog phone.
Voice-over-internet-protocol (VOIP) offers an affordable way to make phone calls by using the Internet instead of a landline to connect their phone to other VOIP-enabled phones. Two phones from Philips and partners Skype and Microsoft -- the Skype VOIP841 and Windows Live Messenger VOIP433 -- have dual functionality that allows callers to use either the net or a landline to connect to friends and family. With the VoIP841, someone doesn't even need a PC.
Another popular tool, the webcam, allows people communicating by chat to see each other. Philips' new cameras come with easy-to-use software that allows users to capture, edit and manage videos -- as well as send pictures or videomail.
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Latest Innovation Brings Steam to the Home Taking Clothes From Wrinkled To Ready To Wear in Minutes
Whirlpool brand today announced the newest addition to its family of laundry appliances, the Duet steam dryer. The new dryer redefines the category and brings science and a technical ingenuity into the home as it relaxes wrinkles and removes odors from clothing in just minutes. The Duet steam dryer boasts cutting edge drying and refreshing technology aimed at meeting the needs of time pressed consumers; and is the perfect partner to the recently launched Duet HT washer, America's best-selling front loader.
Whirlpool brand continually looks to its consumers for inspiration and the Duet steam dryer is yet another example of the companys commitment to bringing the innovation that consumers demand directly to its products, said Pam Rogers, Director, Whirlpool Brand Laundry Products. Our research showed that the best way to serve consumers laundry needs was to bring the benefit of steam to the dryer itself, allowing the garment to be dry, refreshed and ready to wear as soon as the cycle is finished.
In developing the Duet steam dryer, the minds behind Whirlpool brands innovations were challenged to find yet another way to meet the lifestyle and laundry needs of the Whirlpool brand consumer. Recent research shows that 75 percent of clothes are sent to the dry cleaner to remove wrinkles and odors not to remove visible stains. With the new drying cycles in the Duet steam dryer, consumers are able to dry their clothes evenly and with a gentle, but powerful combination of mist and heat in the dryer, refreshing clothes quickly. The dryer's 15 minute Quick Refresh cycle is particularly useful for removing odors left after a visit to a restaurant and relaxing wrinkles after unpacking from a recent trip reducing trips to the dry cleaner and saving precious time and money.
The Duet Steam dryer will be available this fall at retailers nationwide in diamond dust, white, biscuit, black and white with sapphire blue. Visit www.whirlpool****/duetsteam for more information.
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According to a quarterly survey of CFOs, the US economy probably won’t improve until summer 2009, after increased inflation and more layoffs. About 71-percent of the chief financial officers surveyed said the economy will not even start to recover until next year. The director of the Duke University and CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook study said, QUOTE it could be the longest slowdown since the double-dip recession of 1979 through 1981. On a positive note, this quarter’s report found significantly increased optimism among CFOs as compared to the previous quarter’s survey. Top economic concerns include weak consumer demand, high fuel costs and lowered employment rates. More than 1-thousand chief financial officers were included in the study.
A woman was denied her invitation to sit behind Senator Barack Obama and his podium during Monday’s Michigan rally. The 25-year-old complained that she was not allowed to sit on-stage in the tv-camera’s view because an Obama volunteer said the traditional Muslim head scarf she wears was not appropriate due to a sensitive political climate. The spokesperson for the Democratic nominee...........
Demand for IT bandwidtch has exploded 700% in the last 4 years. How should IT
managers deal with the explosion in network demand? Can business separate
themselves from consumer demand? Or does business have to become more social?
In this business tv show Stephen Philips, Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council,
Ian Coleman, Partner, Head of Emerging Markets, PricewaterhouseCoopers UK, Oliver Massmann, Partner at Duane Morris Vietnam LLC, and Chris
Runckel President of international business consultants Runckel and Associates come together to reveal why, if you are only seeking lower labour costs, then you're likely to miss out on many of the true benefits of doing business in an emerging market.
Ian Coleman: I think of emerging markets as any market that is exhibiting high growth characteristics where you’re beginning to see a change of pattern where its no longer just about companies using that as a low cost manufacturing base for example but there is a market into which there is a consumer demand for goods and services.
Chris Runckel: Well I think one of the things that they get wrong is They concentrate solely on often on price just looking for the lowest price either in terms of sourcing product or if they’re looking at putting a factory into a country, they’ll look at what’s the lowest wage in a particular country and then look at picking that when maybe the wage is only a small part of their total pricing.
Stephen Philips: China’s looking to move up the curve in terms of the way that it moves from low cost manufacturing to move value added manufacturing and that presents opportunities for companies with more advanced technologies to co-operate with their Chinese counterparts either selling to them or entering joint ventures.
Oliver Massmann: Vietnam is in desperate need of high education. Vietnam has to build up an elite of engineers to build up the infrastructures and Vietnam has to educate about 200-300 thousand students in different sectors to serve the growing processing industry, the growing industry in telecoms for example everybody in Vietnam or every employer in Vietnam is now in desperate need of skilful skilled educators, educated staff.
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Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is visiting China on what is being billed as his first official visit abroad. Pakistan has long seen China as its most reliable friend, in contrast to the United States, whose support has waxed and waned in line with U.S. strategic interests in the region.
China, Zardari’s first choice for an official visit
Both Pakistan and China have been good friends for more than six decades and have stood with each other through thick and thin. There is nothing unusual about President Zardari’s visit to China since it happens to be the closest and the most reliable friend of Pakistan. The overbearing attitude of United States towards Pakistan especially during the conduct of war on terror and the repeated violations of Pakistan’s sovereignty time and again to serve its own interests has left many in the country infuriated. This, combined with US withering economic clout has left Pakistan with little alternative but to strengthen ties with China. Unlike US, China has consistently supported Pakistan and both have enjoyed mutually beneficial relationship in the past. There is no harm in giving up on past relationships that are no longer fructuous and instead invest in friendships that are more yielding. Today Pakistan’s economy is in utter turmoil we need china’s help to salvage us from the worst economic scenario. Besides together Pakistan and China can also act as counterweight to India which has been an existential threat to us.
A research carried out by Media AIDS and Health Watch has revealed that more Malawian children are being exposed to pornographic materials than ever. Most of them are siblings of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW), a section that lets their children watch pornographic films and videos in the name of their profession.
Pornigraphy endemic in Malawi
A research in Malawi reveals that 21 percent of children whose parents, relatives or guardians own a television set have at one time been exposed to pornographic materials in the past four years. Most of them exposed are siblings of Commercial Sex Workers a sector of Malawi society that let their children watch pornographic films and videos in the name of their profession. For other children, watching takes place in the absence of parents, or any adult, an indication that children are also aware that pornography is not good for their mental growth. Some of these children have gone on to commit sexual offenses, thinking they may not be punished accordingly for their behavior. Concerned authorities in Malawi should work with the Censorship Board to prevent more and more children from getting exposed to pornographic material. Awareness must be raised about the evils of pornography among the sexual workers; the most vulnerable group given the nature of their profession.
Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula de Silva has signed an agreement to make changes to Portuguese spelling in Brazil. The newly adopted laws aim to simplify spellings by eliminating some ``silent'' letters and accents
Brazil adopts changes in Portuguese language
Around 250 million people speak Portuguese around the world: Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, East Timor, Sao Tome and Principe. People around the world have developed their own linguistic variation of Portuguese which has developed a need to unify all these variations and reach some kind of standardization. Several spelling rules will change so that the different variations may become more similar. Both Portugal and Brazil have signed agreements and are ready to enter apply the new rules in the next 2 years. However, this is nothing more than a pressure exerted by large publishers so they can reach new markets. The proposed changes in the majority will not facilitate the learning of language; instead it will only further confuse those who have not mastered the language. The Portuguese is a very difficult language and even the Brazilians can't understand hundreds of grammatical rules. For example, there are 12 verb tenses, each for a specific situation. Finally, things will become even harder if the Brazilians are no longer able to modify the language as and when new rules apply.
India Asia's third-largest economy is growing by nearly 9 percent a year driven largely by consumer demand from the middle-class and soaring foreign investment. Despite the boom, recent official data has shown that an estimated 800 million of India's billion-plus people live on 50 U.S. cents a day.
Social economic divide in India
The luxury mall undoubtedly symbolizes the socio economic divide in modern India. This genre of apartheid is not anew to India. Our ancient and medieval past is stuffed with rotund and self gratifying Maharajas. They indulged in unimaginable luxury and opulence, completely apathetic to the horrifying poverty of their subjects. However, those times were different. The despotic political set up and social beliefs manipulated the popular mindset into accepting their deprivation as the will of providence. What should put modern India to shame is the recurrence of similar division of society into haves and have nots. Ours is a democratic set up that promised equal social and economic opportunities at the time of independence. It is not the which is to be blamed for our growing disparities. It’s the failure to deliver social justice and development to India's poorest regions that have alienated people and helped open up economic,. In a superficially shining India we may count ourselves as no less than anyone else but then it’s our shanty slum which meets the eyes that comes calling to India.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today introduced a highly integrated audio codec in full production with leading consumer electronics companies to help them meet growing consumer demand for cost-efficient, feature-rich products with better audio quality and longer battery life. The 1.8-V codec combines integrated power management and dual miniDSP audio processing engines to save designers total audio solution cost and make it easier to design advanced audio features in handsets, portable navigation and portable media devices. TI's PurePath™ Studio development toolset further eases design complexity and speeds time to market. And the codec's PowerTune™ technology increases playback time by allowing designers to tune the device for optimum power use in each operating mode. (See www.ti****/tlv320aic3254-pr.)
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Mortgage-backed securities may sound complicated, but they really aren’t.
When you take out a mortgage with a local bank, that bank typically sells the mortgage to another entity—usually a big financial institution, such as an investment bank or one of the two U.S. mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Those financial institutions take your mortgage, packages it with hundreds of other mortgages, and sell shares of the package. These shares are called mortgage-backed securities.
If you’re familiar with the term, it’s probably because mortgage-backed securities became controversial during the housing boom of 2004 and 2005.
Around that time, lower interest rates increased consumer demand for loans, and banks responded by creating a new type of mortgage. It was called the subprime mortgage, and it was made to individuals with questionable credit histories.
Banks then sold these subprime mortgages, which were packaged together with regular mortgages in mortgage-backed securities.
With this kind of structure, investment-grade ratings were awarded to billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities that had subprime mortgages as underlying collateral. Then, in 2007 and 2008, when the subprime mortgages defaulted, so did the mortgage-backed securities.
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Cuteras Pearl Fractional Laser Answers Need for More Youthful Eyes.
Cutera, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUTR), a leading provider of laser and other light-based aesthetic systems worldwide, is driving category innovation with the Pearl Fractional eye treatment. This advanced laser procedure answers growing consumer demand for an aggressive yet affordable solution to what many doctors believe is the top facial aging concern: eyes.
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www.VertuReplica24**** Another luxury line of mobiles is on its way, presented this time by the less known Gresso company. The collection dubbed Avantgarde consists of the Gresso Luna and Gresso Sol mobiles, crafted from a mix of precious and rare materials and wood. Truly unique is the fact that these phones run on Windows Mobile operation system, which was never used in other known luxury mobiles on the market.
The Avantgarde collection handsets are hand-crafted from gold, African Blackwood, and titanium. Attention has been paid to the detail and materials - QVGA TFT 65k color display, the keypad symbols come laser-cut, the front and back panels are made of scratch-resistant hand-polished titanium, while the bodies of the handset are made of the exotic African Blackwood (that alone is enough to start an environmentalist campaign). Other notable features include the magnetic lock of the battery cover and the use of gold for the keys and screws.
The Gresso Avantgarde Sol has a full keypad made of gold and crystals. The mobile phone has all the functions that today’s mobile consumers demand. It supports Outlook, Pocket MSN, EMS/MMS/SMS, Bluetooth, synchronization with the PC. The organizer will help to plan working day, there is a calculator, a MP3-player.
Our Gresso Avantgarde Sol replica description match exactly with real one. Only real sapphire glass is replaced with anti-scratch LUXAR glass.