WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2018--What do consumers know about lighting technologies? Or rather: what do they think they know? Do they know their watts from their kelvins and lumens? What do they think about the biological effects of light? A representative survey of consumers around the world, with over 3,000 surveyed in North America, shows that there is still a considerable lack of knowledge surrounding a number of different aspects on current and future lighting technologies. On the International Day of Light, LEDVANCE wants to help put an end to this confusion.In North America, LEDVANCE LLC offers a wide range of SYLVANIA LED luminaires for various applications, intelligent lighting products for Smart Homes and Buildings, one of the largest LED lamps portfolios in the industry, and traditional light sources.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180516005970/en/KNOWLEDGE CHECK: HOW MUCH DO … [Read more...] about What Do We Really Know about Light?
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Logging onto MapleStory back in 2004 was like entering a different world, one filled with magic, community, and ridiculously cute child-like avatars. Today there are dozens of games that offer a similar, and often better, experience. But in the early 2000s, the free-to-play, casual multiplayerMapleStory was singular, attracting fan videos, art, and later on YouTubers. By 2009, MapleStory had reached an incredible 92 million players. A notable 36 percent of those players were under the age of 18, and many of them likely grew out of the game over time. While millions still play the game, its audience is a fraction of what it once was. Today, a cult following of 14 million players remains, and Nexon, MapleStory’s parent company, has failed to lure in new recruits and retain them. But the players that remain can actually spend money and help the game stay lucrative. The vast majority (70.3 percent) of the user base is now aged 18 through 30, meaning many of them now have jobs and can … [Read more...] about MapleStory gets an extra life with a mobile game and 3D sequel
In Illinois, shopping on Amazon used to feel like it came with a discount: no sales tax charged at checkout. That ended three years ago, when the Seattle e-commerce behemoth opened its first distribution centers in the state, gaining an obligation to collect taxes like any bricks-and-mortar retailer.Shoppers could end up paying sales tax at many more online retailers if the U.S. Supreme Court sides with South Dakota in a case being heard next week.Under a 2016 law, South Dakota requires any retailer that conducts at least 200 transactions or has least $100,000 in annual sales within its borders to collect sales tax, regardless of whether the business has a location in the state. Soon after the law went into effect, South Dakota sued online retailers Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg for allegedly failing to comply.In a 1992 case involving mail-order office supply company Quill, the Supreme Court ruled that retailers can’t be forced to collect taxes in states where they don’t … [Read more...] about Supreme Court could decide fate of online shoppers’ sales tax free ride
Picking the right eCommerce platform is one of the most critical decisions that small businesses can make in this digital age. This is because mobile commerce and eCommerce are set to grow exponentially in the coming years as more people shop online. The booming eCommerce trend shows that brands that chose the right platform have steadily grown their markets. Some have even cornered their niche. However, no two eCommerce platforms are alike, as each one has its distinct advantages and disadvantages. To help you make the right choice for your eCommerce business, here's a quick overview of today's top platforms. BigCommerce BigCommerce is one of today's top eCommerce software providers. It also hosts more than 55,000 online stores, with brands like Toyota and Martha Stewart choosing to do business on the platform. Pros: The platform is known for its handy built-in features, like analytics, coupons, newsletters, and shipping. It also boasts a powerful tech support service that includes … [Read more...] about 4 Best Platforms for Launching Your eCommerce Store
For nearly three decades, internet cafés have filled an important niche across the globe. Also known as cybercafés, these establishments have provided online access to travelers, and to persons who do not have internet services at home. Thanks to the astronomical growth of virtual reality technology, a new business model is emerging that promises to transform the industry. Welcome to internet café 2.0 — the VR café. Traditional internet cafés have served both their owners and customers well, and expansion in developing nations remains strong. However, virtual reality offers a shot in the arm for cafés even in nonindustrialized countries. By shifting the focus from merely providing internet access to offering pay-as-you-go VR experiences, you can turn the commonplace internet café into an exciting revenue machine. We have put together a list of seven ways you can grow your internet cafés business. Some involve renting out your facility to … [Read more...] about 7 ways to start a VR café