Google expands it’s eBooks into Australia

Google has started to ramp up it’s push into the eBook market with it’s expansion into the Australian market. Google has already released it’s new eBook products into the other markets including the US, UK and Canada.

In Australia, Google will be partnering with a existing bookstores to push their products online. The bookstores that Google has chosen to partner is Booktopia, Dymocks, the QBD bookshop and the Co-op bookshop.

These stores will allow Google to push their product to a large existing customer base. Booktopia is the biggest online retailer of books in Australia and is a great choice for Google’s online push in Australia. It is also a great option for consumers as Booktopia often provide a Booktopia coupon to consumers.

Google’s eBooks are provided in two formats, ePub and PDF. They offer books numbering the thousands and many of these are free for consumers. Google will be going up against existing eBook giants including Amazon and Kobo.

Kobo introduces the Kobo Arc

The e-reader market is a crowded market with two devices dominating, being the Kindle Fire HD from Amazon and The Nook HD from Barnes & Noble. To try to grab some market share back, Kobo have had to work hard to try to win consumers to their devices. Their brand new e-Reader, the Kobo Arc, will go a long way to winning over consumers.

The e-reader has a 7 inch screen and also dual speakers. It weighs a mere 12.7 ounces and is built to be extremely rugged. The device comes in three memory configurations which are 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.

The Kobo Arc has been designed be very appealing to the eye. The back  of the device has a diamond patterned soft back and this backing makes the device great to hold. It also comes in a few different colors including blue gray and purple.

Kobo also have a great online store to buy their books. A Kobo promo code is frequency available which allows you to get a discount on your book purchase.

 

Vistaprint launches a new product called Pagemodo

Vistaprint is one of the largest business services and products supplier in the world and has more than 15 million customers every year. The company works on a high volume, low margins business model and has high tech facilities that can support this. They offer a wide range of products from business cards to mugs and all of this at great prices. Vistaprint also often have a Vistaprint coupon available for consumers which attracts further business.

The company employs over 4,500 worldwide and operates over 25 different region and country specific websites as well as shipping to 140 countries.

Vistaprint has now released a new product called Pagemodo which allows businesses to perform their own Facebook marketing. The tools include a posts feature which allows businesses to schedule posts across multiple social networks quickly and easily. The intelligence behind the tool also allows businesses to find quality web content from the internet for specific keywords and allows them to easily share it.

 

The Dell story so far

The foundations of Dell were rocked last month when it’s current CEO and founder, Michael Dell, announced that he wanted to take the company private with the help of private equity company, Silver Lake Partners.

As with all take-overs, the biggest question coming from shareholders was whether Michael Dell was paying the appropriate price per share for the company or was he just trying to get the company on the cheap.

Michael Dell, 48, told his board of directors that he was looking to take over the company and would gather the interest of private equity and invest his own money to achieve this goal. He currently owns 14 percent of the company and wanted to buy the rest of the company out. A special committee was formed to try to work out the right strategy for the company, how to move forward and even fair value for the company.

The deal to buy Dell has been seen to be a fair and valid process with an appropriate value for the company offered. We now site and wait to see what the outcome is.

Dell are the biggest online computer retailer in Australia and have a large range of computers. Find a Dell coupon and get an even better deal on your computer.

How to pick the best running shoe

To determine the best running shoes for your feet, the first thing to do is look at the shape of your feet.

Ensuring that you pick the right shoes for your feet type is important as it can prevent unwanted injuries when you jog or run and it also prevents you from being uncomfortable when you exercise.

Many people make the mistake of thinking purchasing an expensive shoe means you will get the best shoe. This is not always the case.

The begin, you need to figure out which of 3 types your feet is.

If your foot is flat without any arch then you have a flat foot. If you have an arch on your foot that does not sit too high, then you have a normal type foot or what they describe as neutral. If you have a very high arch then you have a foot which is described as underpronator.

When purchasing shoes, it’s easy to purchase them online from stores like StyleTread. There are many styles available and a StyleTread coupon will help with the cost of your shoe.

The PC makers DID underestimate touchscreen demand

It was a market that was barely there a few years ago but is now a huge threat to the PC market. The market i’m referring to is the touchscreen device market. It was a market which Apple took a strong hold, produced a quality device and captured over 90% of the market instantly. In the process, Apple made other hardware makers play catchup.

A senior executive at Lenovo has admitted in an interview that the lack of availability of touchscreen PC’s in the market had be caused by them underestimating the demand that the products would generate.

Gerry Smith says that every major shift over the past 10 years in technology has never been correctly predicted and the best thing they can take out of it is how they can learn and evolve from these developments.

Lenovo are one of the most popular pc makers in Australia and they achieve great sales by offering a Lenovo coupon to consumers when they purchase.

The invention of contact lens

One of the best inventions in recent memory in relation to vision is most definitely contact lens. The requirement to wear glasses have severely limited the options of what activities and sports people could do.

What contact lens have been able to do is effectively allow a person to perform as if they did not have any requirement for glasses. This gives them the freedom to participate in many sports and functions that they could not do in the past. One of the biggest things being contact sports where a person with glasses would have no way of joining in with previously.

contact lens work in a very similar way to glasses. The lens bends the light so that it enters the chamber of the eyes in the correct angle.

In Australia, contact lens are reasonably priced however there are online stores like vision direct which offer great deals. You can get a vision direct coupon as well which also makes the contact lens even cheaper!

Vodafone slashes it’s workforce

The number third telco in Australia, Vodafone, has announced that it will be cutting 10% off it’s work force. This will reduce approximately 500 of their 5000 staff. The cuts are expected to happen next month, and is intended to streamline the business which has had to struggle with a loss of a million customers over the past couple of years.

The reduction is staff is expected to be coming from the back office areas. Vodafone boss, Bill Morrow, announced that the reduction in staff was meant to build a leaner, more effective operating model.

They are looking to simplify their business so that they can grow in the long term. They want to prioritize every dollar towards improving the network which has failed the company.

Vodafone are one of the best value carriers. You can often get a Vodafone promo code which reduces the cost of your plan.

How do glasses work?

One of the questions you always ask yourself or someone else is how do glasses work?

In fact, glasses were designed to behave in a similar way to the way the eyes work. Your eyes are similar to a camera in that it has a lens, exposure meter and also the ability to auto focus.

There are 4 major components of the eye. The cornea, iris, retina and lens.

The cornea is transparent and on top of the eye and it’s purpose is to let light flow into the pupil. The pupils function is to open and close in a way that allows it to regulate the amount of light that enters the eye and passes to your retina.

The retina contains cells that receive the light. The purposes of glasses is that they are designed to refract the line in a way that it enters into the correct spot in your eye.

If you need glasses then it is probably a good idea to purchase them using a Vision Direct coupon or a clearly contacts coupon as they can be very expensive to purchase themselves.

 

 

The iPhone 5 pre-orders

Here it is finally. The iPhone 5 has been available for pre-order and it’s been an amazing day for Apple. In a matter of 24 hours, the company has reported that stocks are depleted for the first bunch of customers and 2 million iPhone 5′s have been purchased in this time.

People looking to purchase the iPhone 5 will now need to wait until the first week of October to get their device. The iPhone 5 has going on sale around the world in Apple’s major markets and in Australia iPhone 5 Plans are available on every carrier. It is well known in Australian that the best value iPhone 5 plans are available on Virgin mobile.

The iPhone 5 has still got the familiarity of the screen and buttons however the device is slightly longer than the iPhone 4S. The extra length means that another row of icons can fit on the screen and widescreen videos can fit better as well.