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City bans outdoor advertising

São Paulo made the bold move of banning outdoor advertising in 2007 by enacting its Clean City Law. There was a lot of public support for this move, while at the same time dismay from the advertising industry.

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Web Browser & Mobile stats for 2018

We quite often get asked who is winning the browser war and it's pretty easy to see below that Chrome, which is made by Google, is the clear leader. IE stands for "Internet Explorer" which we are hoping will soon disappear altogether. Historically IE was a very bad browser creating loads of work for website developers by not following the standards. It was also slow. Despite attempts by Microsoft to fix this, including rebranding it to "Edge" it stilling looking like the road to doom for IE. RIP.

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Robots now more athletic than most humans

For years we have all been carrying around some sort of computer that was way smarter than us in the form of a mobile phone. Your phone effectively has 'super intelligence' in any number of areas. It can do maths, English and answer most questions quicker than you, it can beat you in any number of board games such as Chess, Othello, Go and more. Computers have been able to beat the World Champions of these games for a number of years. Physical movement and coordination have always been an area where computers sucked, although that appears to have come to an end. Check the above clip from Boston Dynamics. That is truly amazing... the average human can't do a backflip! It's ok, don't panic though, we can still do feelings, emotion, morals and social interaction better than the machines.... but for how many more decades?! 

Hey if it all goes to shite here is a book to get you through.

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Agile Software Development

Above: Man fails at Agile Software Development

There are two main methods of software development currently in use in the world today which are the waterfall method in the agile software development method.  Although agile has been around for some time with its roots tracing back to the 1950’s,  it was the waterfall method that became most popular until recently. The key difference between the two methodologies are as follows:

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4 things your e-commerce website should have

Here is a quick list of 4 of the more important things your e-commerce website should have. 

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Turn it off and back on again

We don't get to say this everyday, but this clips makes me laugh everytime i do get to say it!

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Outdoor By Metro

Metro Fires have launched a new product line called Outdoor by Metro and it looks amazing! One of the key features of the new design is that it provides heat while eliminating smoke and ash normally associated with outdoor fires. The new outdoor fires also include a range of product extras such as a grill, pizza oven, roasting dish and various other accessories. The 850T outdoor fire includes a stainless steel base that enables you to move the fire around. For a full rundown on the new fires, head over to the Metro website and check them out

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Building a business that lasts


An interesting perspective building a business that lasts. Roughly 1/3 of new businesses don't make the 5-year mark. Find out how you might avoid that and make your business last 100 years.

Moxwai has been around since 2009 and it is nice to see some of the stuff that kinda felt right to do, showing up in someone's TED talk!

You can watch the video above or click here to access the video from TED:

Summary: Building a Business That Lasts

If you don't have time to watch the video above then here is the guts of it. Success in business can be related to the human immune system. The critical success factors found in the immune system and  most businesses that have lasted 100 years or more are:

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How to Make Money With Subscriptions

Do you have subscriptions for your socks and underwear yet? What about a subscription for your dog’s food, or cat’s supplements? If you haven’t started purchasing your essentials via subscription yet, it’s time to start. With all the decisions consumers have to make these days, decision fatigue is understandable. So, make it easy for your customers to shop with you - repeatedly.

The way it's framed varies - call it auto-ship, or a membership but it's all based on a subscription model. As a business owner, it's a great chance to ensure customer retention and to give you some predictability around revenue. Consumers are already familiar with paying for things on a recurring basis - from their internet services and mobile phones, to donations to charitable organisations and their Netflix subscription. Many people find it convenient in an era where we are overwhelmed with choices.

How To Make Subscriptions Work for Your Business

Now, ten years ago, if we told you that people would subscribe to receive a new pair of socks or undies delivered to their door each month you probably would have been doubtful that it would take off. But that's just what MeUndies offers its customers and they have been steadily growing since 2011 when they launched. So if you think it can't work for your business, think twice.

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Woocommerce the ecommerce plugin for WordPress

About Woocommerce

WordPress was originally released in 2003 and few people could have predicted the impact that it would have. Roughly 75 million websites are built in WordPress, that is about 26% of the web! If you want to do e-commerce in WordPress there is only one option as far as I'm concerned, and that's Woocommerce. I have the numbers to back me up here. According to the Woocommerce website, there have been 22 million downloads of Woocommerce. That might not necessarily mean there are 22 million sites running Woocommerce, but it is still a healthy number and shows strong support for the software. One number we can feel more sure about is the percentage of the e-commerce market that Woocommerce holds and that is a whopping 41% of the market share. That is to say of all the e-commerce systems, such as Magento, Squarespace, Shopify etc, Woocommerce owns 41% of that space, with Magento and Shopify coming in second an 5% each. To me it's almost a no-brainer, if you are serious about e-commcerce then look no further. Woocommerce started in 2008 and has gone from strength to strength. 

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