11 innovative ways to make money online

“Online work” used to mean “money grabbing scam.” You might find a job selling things online for a commission or writing blogs for money, but these rarely provided a living wage, or even enough spare change to justify the time commitment. Times have changed. The internet has finally become profitable, not just for startup entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, but for regular people with everyday skills.

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5 Ways Etailers Can Fight Chargeback Fraud


This holiday selling season may have been a good one for retailers, but every silver lining has a cloud. In this case, one shadow will be cast by chargeback fraud, which can occur when shoppers request credit card chargebacks from the issuing bank instead of from the merchant. “Merchants bleed $227 for every dollar lost to e-commerce fraud,” said NuData’s Robert Capps. Etailers are “more susceptible to chargebacks, as they deal in card-not-present transactions,” observed Monica Eaton-Cardone, COO of Chargebacks911.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85029.html?rss=1

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CryptoKitties, a game about digital cats, is bringing cryptocurrencies to the mainstream

A flood of demand in buying and selling digital cats brought cryptocurrency Ethereum to a crawl last week after unexpected demand clogged up the network. The cats being sold, called CryptoKitties, ended up making up 25 percent of Ethereum’s demand and earned the host site 4.5 million page views about a week after the digital cats launched.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/14/cryptokitties-game-about-digital-cats-is-bringing-cryptocurrencies-to-mainstream.html

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Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled

Dell is now selling laptops with Intel’s Management Engine disabled, following Linux laptop vendors in doing so. It’s the first major OEM to disable the security solution after Intel’s Nov 22 bug disclosures.

The post Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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New Service Promises Help Winning Government Contracts


Onvia on Tuesday launched a new service for companies selling to the public sector. The service provides access to detailed materials associated with a given solicitation, including all submitted proposals, the awarded bid, the final contract, and the agency’s scoring criteria. Onvia “helps clients succeed in pursuing government contracts,” said Ben Vaught, director of Onvia for Government. “We equip them with data and tools that cover the processes of searching and screening leads, then qualifying and pursuing opportunities.”

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Hootsuite Adds New Social Selling Tool


Hootsuite on Monday launched Amplify for Selling, a mobile-first solution that helps sales teams succeed on social by generating leads and fostering revenue-driving relationships. The new tool is an extension of Hootsuite’s Amplify employee advocacy product, which is focused on the business-to-business market. Amplify for Selling integrates with Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, so sales reps can import contacts from these systems and follow them on Twitter.

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Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

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As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or 8.1 to OEMs for pre-installation. If you want a copy of either OS, you’ll have to pick up dwindling stock of either the retail versions or an older pre-built system.

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Add-on Telephoto Smartphone Lenses Get You Close to the Action

One of the top selling points of the new iPhone 7 Plus is its telephoto lens, which lets you get twice as close to the action as the typical smartphone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/12/add-on-telephoto-smartphone-lenses-get-close-to-action.html

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Google’s Nexus is dead, long live Pixel

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Not all that long after selling off its Motorola phone business, Google is back in the fray, targeting Pixel phones at consumers, and backpedaling from its developer-focused Nexus brand.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237139-googles-nexus-is-dead-long-live-pixel?source=Computing

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Facebook Cuts Ribbon on New Online Marketplace


Facebook on Monday announced Marketplace, a new mobile app that facilitates buying and selling between peers. Marketplace allows members of a community to discover, buy and sell items, noted Facebook Product Management Director Mary Ku. The service is scheduled for rollout this week in the United States, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Users can access Marketplace by tapping a shopping icon at the bottom of the Facebook mobile app. The opening screen displays photos of items for sale by people who live in a user-defined geographic area.

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Hacker looks to sell 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker claims to be selling 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, and insurance details.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/27/hacker-looks-to-sell-655000-alleged-patient-healthcare-records-on-dark-web.html

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Real hoverboard company Arx Pax will now sell you a hover engine

Arx Pax, the firm behind the Hendo Hoverboard, is selling its hover engines to companies interested in harnessing the technology in industries such as manufacturing and transportation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/09/real-hoverboard-company-arx-pax-will-now-sell-hover-engine.html

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Vendors Gain Congressional Support on IT Pricing


Selling information technology to the U.S. government is never easy, and it’s even harder when a vendor cannot highlight the qualitative differences it believes separates its competencies from other providers competing for the same work. Yet a major contracting tool federal agencies use in seeking IT products and services tends to smother those differences in skills and competencies — much to the chagrin of IT providers. Now, Congress is taking steps to reduce the vendors’ anxiety.

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