Google is one of the most well-known and influential companies and transcends almost every sphere of our lives. But how did it start, and more importantly, who started it? Bidness Etc introduces you to Larry Page, who along with Sergey Brin, co-founded the company and the two have been solely responsible for a lot of its successes.
ETFs are investment tools that allow people to get exposure to a wide range of securities and underlying assets that provide liquidity and transparency. This also makes them great for retirement planning!
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If you are about to buy your special someone a diamond ring, you will want to pay close attention to our advice. Not only will you be parting with a significant sum of money, you will also be purchasing an object that will be a symbol of undying love and respect for what will (hopefully) be the most important relationship in your life.
Buying a diamond can be an overwhelming task, especially if you are not familiar with the lingo salespersons will bombard you with as soon as you enter a jewelry store and declare that you intend to buy a diamond something.
Here’s one basic guideline for you that will help make diamond shopping less stressful: remember the four Cs – Cut,Carat, Color and Clarity. Some would argue that there’s a fifth C as well – cost. However, that is something we feel is best left to your discretion.
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Gaming laptops are never going to match the raw processing power of desktops, but if you live a highly mobile and active lifestyle and still want to continue enjoying the latest games, then a gaming laptop is your best friend. But which one to choose? With the wide range of options available for gaming enthusiasts, choosing the right machine can be an ordeal. Bidness Etc shortlists the four best gaming laptops under $1,500 for you.
Asus started off as a manufacturer of peripherals but is now a leading player in the gaming hardware industry. It makes specialty motherboards, 3D cards and even high-end gaming laptops. The $1,399 Asus G750JW-DB71 17.3 inch gaming laptop is Bidness Etc’s first pick and it will give you more than adequate mobile gaming performance. Its energy-efficient and ultra-fast Core i7-4200HQ quad-core Haswell processor is clocked at 2.4GHz and beefed up by Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, which will increase the clock speed to 2.7GHz when running demanding applications. It comes with 12 GB of DDR3 RAM, which is more than enough to run the best games on the market without losing steam.
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media mogul, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She achieved global fame with The Oprah Winfrey Show, and at one time was the only African-American on the Forbes 400 list. She is also the first African-American to rank among the 50 most generous Americans in 2004. Winfrey quit The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011, and currently presides over Harpo Productions.
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Cyber Monday was a term coined by marketers at Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Foundation, after observing online shopping trends on the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. The marketers observed that consumers were shopping online as Black Friday discounts were carried forward, or because stores ran out of stock so consumers ordered online. In 2005 this shopping trend was named Cyber Monday, and it quickly caught the attention of retailers across the globe, resulting in what can best be described as an online Black Friday – on Monday. Retailers in Canada, UK and from across Europe partake in the global shopping spree to post stellar sales figures.
Cyber Monday sales, in the US, have been growing at a compound annual growth rate of 17% since its inception in 2005 to 2012. This growth does not necessarily imply a shift in shopping trends from brick and mortar to online but an addition to the existing market. Those who did not indulge in the shopping events prior to online shopping are now spending as much as those setting up camps outside retail outlets before black Friday.
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