For the first time Wikipedia is protesting against something by remaining offline for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 2012. The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate. If passed, these bills would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia. Only English version of Wikipedia will be offline on Wednesday for 24 hours.
Google reveals its latest commerce innovation including Google Wallet and Google Offers. We are going to enter in the new era of shopping experience where you do not need to carry your wallet anymore. Use your smart phone for shopping. Google Wallet and Google Offers are all about mobile commerce. You can load your credit/debit cards in mobile phone and order stuff online. This is an invitation to merchants and echo system partners e.g. payment networks, carriers, banks to join Google to create the next best shopping experience. Google offered mobile and local commerce which combines offers and payments at the point of sale. This makes it easy for partners and third parties to create great consumer experience. Your mobile phone will be your wallet. Just tap, pay and save.
Forget about credit cards, cash or ID. Your smartphone is going to be your wallet very soon. Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and few others are working on the ‘NFC (near field communication) mobile payment technology’ to change the future of payment systems. NFC allows wireless transfer of data over short distances between two devices. This makes it an ideal technology for financial transactions between a phone and/or a device at any store. NFC is still in development phase in the U.S. But in Japan you can pay for almost anything by simply swiping your phone. No need for credit cards, cash or even ID. This year NFC might take off in the U.S., and many companies are working on their own NFC payment solutions.
You can use PayPal to Accept Credit Card Payments for your website. If you have been using services like e-Junkie, then its time to drop it. You can even choose to handle advertisement section using PayPal. You do not need to chase advertisers for Payment anymore. PayPal can handle advertisers. They subscribe to display ads on your website and pay to your PayPal account and you just have to display their ad. Ever seen large ad spots at websites? TechMynd has got those irritating ad spots at the right side if you see. They have not been purchased yet. Empty blank boxes are ugly. You can choose to display text there instead of those empty boxes and handle all the process using your PayPal account. PayPal allows advertisers to subscribe for ad spot, you choose the price, advertiser choose the subscription time period and you get the text code to display text of your choice to sell ad spots at your website. Its not like BuySellAds, its better than that. You don’t have to pay anything to PayPal for this service. You get all you receive from the advertiser. Here is how you can do it.
It all starts from your own PC. Whether you want to buy or sell anything online, make sure your PC is clean from viruses, spywares, trojans and malwares. Make sure the software in your PC are up to date. Make sure you are using latest OS. Make sure Antivirus in your PC is up to date. Make sure you have Firewall installed. For PayPal users, essential and critical security measures you might have missed are given below to help you protect online when you shop using your PayPal account.