Thursday, April 17, 2008

Electronic Commerce - Blog Carnival 17th April 2008

Welcome to the April 17, 2008 edition of electronic commerce. (Vol 2, No. 8, 2008)

Stephen Pierce presents Overlooked Fast Forum Marketing Tool Uncovered? FREE! posted at DTAlpha TalkBack with Stephen Pierce.

Edith presents Obama, Clinton and Web 2.0 posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

Brian Terry presents 200,914 ezine subscribers you can advertise to for free posted at Big Selling Affiliates Blog.

Terry Dean presents 7 Steps To Start A Blog Today posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

Rebecca Suzanne Dean presents A Milestone posted at Rebecca Dean.

Kenton Newby presents Physical Info Product Creation: Using Multiple Formats to Multiply Profits posted at

Joshua C. Karlin presents An Opportunity Not to Be Missed posted at Internet Business.

Life. Money. Development. presents The 7 Attributes of Leadership posted at Life. Money. Development., saying, "An excellent presentation of the attributes every leader should have."


Steven Lohrenz presents Unique Article Marketing Software For Free posted at Steven Lohrenz, saying, "Drive Interested Traffic To Your Site By The Hordes With This Free Article Submission Software"

George L Smyth presents One Minute How-To - How To Protect Your Customer Data posted at George L Smyth, saying, "Roland Reinhart explains the steps you can take to ensure that information about yourself is kept safe."

John Landells presents 3 Tactics Every Affiliate Marketer Needs to Know posted at John's Tech Blog.

Cindy King presents How Do Your Foreign Prospects Use Their Search Engines posted at Cindy King.

Bryan presents Small Business Owners are Idiots posted at The Capitalist Guide Blog.

Bryan presents How to Beat the Google Slap with 5 Simple Steps… posted at The Capitalist Guide Blog.

James D. Brausch presents A Day in the Life of a 98%er posted at Internet Business Blog.

Woody Maxim presents Traffic Questions Answered posted at Woody Maxim.

Stephen Dean presents The Disillusioned Copywriter posted at Stephen Dean's Copywriting And Internet Advertising Blog - Copywriter.

John W. Furst presents Discover A Free Mind Mapping Online Tool posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, "Mind mapping can help you a great deal for getting and staying organized. Check out this free online tool. It looks promising to me."

Matthew Paulson presents Customer Service for Small Business Owners: Satisfaction Vs. Loyalty posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Ed Rivis presents £150 ($300) gift if you answer my short survey. posted at Ed Rivis, saying, "$300 gift if you answer my short survey"

Carol Bentley presents I had a doh! moment. . . posted at Carol Bentley, saying, "I had a doh! moment"

Phil B. presents Google's Problem <<> posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "Even though Google has the coolness of Apple Inc., the worldwide following of MicroSoft, and the quality of Toyota, Google has at least one major problem."

iyabo oyawale presents Internet Business Questions? Ask Iyabo Oyawale! » Blog Archive » How Do I Make and Receive Payments Online? posted at Ask Iyabo

Keith_R presents WordPress Plugin posted at, saying, "This is a plugin for WordPress to enable users to send e-mail reminders about blog article posts."

Kenton Newby presents Website Content Ideas: 7 Templates Every Blog Owner Oughta' Try For Effortless Content Creation posted at

Praveen presents How To Test Websites, Part 1 - Split Testing posted at My Simple Trading System.

Steve Oliphant presents Just what ARE you learning from your mistakes? posted at Steve Oliphant's Musings.

Sarah Paine presents Automate Site Content with Quality Articles posted at Sarah Paine.

Bill Mcintosh presents $3.5 Million From AdSense Response posted at Bill McIntosh.

gianluca carrera presents Can you measure the performance of brand advertising? posted at Think-Through.

Carol Bentley presents Did you get your gift. . . posted at Carol Bentley, saying, "Did you get your gift?"

Matthew Paulson presents Customer Loyalty and Small Business posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Raymond presents Bank of America Free Money Promotions posted at Money Blue Book.

Raymond presents Citibank Free Money Promotion Codes posted at Money Blue Book.

Raymond presents Always Pay By Credit Card To Protect Against Airline Bankruptcy Loss posted at Money Blue Book.

Raymond presents The Perils and Pitfalls Of Switching To Automatic Bill Payment posted at Money Blue Book.

Ed Rivis presents Traffic, the number one frustration. posted at Ed Rivis, saying, "Traffic, the number one frustration."

Alex M presents Affiliate Marketing: Increasing your Traffic - Increase your Sales posted at We talk on making money on the Internet.

Edith presents Free Live Call with Marketing Guru Seth Godin - Meatball Sundae (April 9th) Hosted by SFentrepreneur posted at San Francisco Bay Area Small Business Community That Connects You With Entrepreneurs Around You.

Online Auction

Phil B. presents Cutting Edge versus Bleeding Edge Technology <<> posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "Never buy the first model. Don’t ever be first to upgrade."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of electronic commerce using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Making the smart auto loan decision

Making decision to buy a new car is tough as there are many models available to choose from. However, making decision on the financing aspect of the purchased new car is even tougher as it will affect one’s personal finance for a period of time, ranging from three years to even nine years, depending on which financing package one undertake.

That’s why a great and comprehensive auto loan website will be useful in helping the consumers to make the best decision on auto financing. The comprehensive auto financing site is efficient in providing the new car owners the most competitive and lowest interest rates available in the market and instant loan approval applied online. Besides, by applying the loan online, it helps customer in avoiding the dealership run around which may charge a higher interest rate or avoiding dealing with those with low-credit ratings.

The website also provides used car financing with no restriction on how old the car can be. A used car may cost less but it may cost a lot more when a higher interest rate is factored in which make the deal unattractive as it may be equivalent to buying a new car. Another distinct feature is the ability to refinancing the current auto loan in order to help save the money through a lower interest rates and monthly payments. All these online features and services will definite help consumers to be a smart decision maker when come to the auto loan matters.

Using Touch n Go card to buy fast food in Malaysia will be a reality

Touch n Go card, famous for its usage as a pre-load cash card used mainly for transportation and toll collection, is now expanding their applications and services towards the retail purchase, starting with particularly the fast-food industry.

One of the application offered is enable the user to buy burger, doughnut or fastfood from 21 outlets involved in a pilot scheme for Touch n Go card. Among the participating outlets are A&W, Burger King, Dunkin' Donut, 7-eleven, Carrefour hypermarkets, Caltex convenience stores and Cineleisure.

The company is targeting 5-10% of the carholders to use the card for retail purchase, emulating the success of the Hong Kong's Octopus card (20% usage for retail purchase.)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Get connected through 3GB Communities

Social community is becoming more and more popular nowadays. It is a place to make new friends, meeting up with some old friends and also sharing your interests through your blogs and chat. It serves as a virtual communication platform for everyone in the community.

I know a new social community website which provides additional services of listening to the latest MP3 hits. You can join 3gb community to experience these latest trend.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Coming soon: Mobile phone calls in Europe airspace

After the Emirates became the 1st airline to allow its customer to make mobile call during its flight, European Commission new rule approved the usage of the mobile phone calls for planes flying in its European airspace.

With the minimum altitude of 3,000m and above, mobile phone can be used. The first services could be starting from next month onwards.

How does the system work?
Small mobile phone base station, pico cell, installed at the aircraft will be switched on after take off. Pico cell will generate a bubble of coverage in and around the aircraft. Calls made through the pico cell will be routed to terrestrial network using the satellite links.

For more reading, click here - Europe clear mobiles on aircraft.

More than 1 million computer viruses in circulation now

For the past 12 months, there are more than a million of computer viruses, worms and trojans in circulation, according to the Symantec bi-annual Internet Security Threat Report. This may be due to the efforts of the cyber criminal groups to put up the malwares to foll the anti-virus programmes.

There are a total of 711, 912 new malicious code threat found in 2007. In total todate so far, Symantec already detected 1,122,311 malware. This showed that almost 2/3 of the malware were created in 2007 alone.

Most of the viruses are targeted at the Microsoft Window's based PC. For more reading, click here - Computer viruses hit one million.

On the other hand, some security firms also reported an significant increase in the number of viruses online.
  • Panda Software reported that it was getting more than 3000 sample of malware everyday.
  • AV Test indicated that a total of 5.49 million unique samples of malicious software were detected in 2007, 5 times higher than 2006.
  • F-Secure highlighted a doubling increase in the number of pieces of malware it detected in 2007 as compared to 2006.
Read more here - Malicious programs hit new high.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Amazon launches SMS shopping

The e-commerce king, move a step further in their online retailing with the launching of their text-message shopping (SMS Shopping) on 1st April 2008.

Named TextBuyIt, its work when:
  • Customer text (SMS) the name of the product with its description/ID to 262966 ("Amazon" on keypad).
  • Amazon will return 2 results at a time, if the stock matches the order.
  • Customer will be then can choose between the two options by texting 1 or 2.
  • They also can request for more option by texting "M" (More).
  • The system will call them and walk through the checkout process using an automated voice system.
  • Confirmation will be sent through text message and e-mail (entered during the registration process earlier)
  • Order status can be checked through the web site of
Source: Yahoo Tech News - Amazon launches text-message shopping

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ouch! This really hurts!

Some candid images captured at the right moment.

1. Ouch! This is really painful!

2. Another ouch!

3. Where is my landing pad? Going to ouch!

4. Limbo rock?

5. You jump, I jump, and I (bird) bite!

6. Gravity experiment! Slow motion ouch!

Credit: Pictures - Taken Just At The Right Time

Electronic Commerce - Blog Carnival (2nd April 2008)

Welcome to the April 2, 2008 edition of electronic commerce. (Vol 2, No. 7, 2008)

James D. Brausch presents Visitor Values posted at Internet Business Blog.

Andrew Erickson presents No Phone Number For You! Part I posted at WebSite Werx.

Woody Maxim presents The Fear of Loss posted at Woody Maxim.

Kenton Newby presents One of the Best Content Sources for Infoproduct Creators and Affiliates posted at

Mark Riffey presents Blocking time improves small business owner productivity posted at Business is Personal.

Aaron Brandon presents Don’t Leave Home Without This posted at Aaron Brandon.

Steve Oliphant presents Easy method to take notes posted at Steve Oliphant's Musings.

Don D. Morrison presents Do You Have True Personal & Financial Freedom? posted at

Sarah Paine presents Is Your Site NeoPet Sticky? posted at Sarah Paine.

Joshua C. Karlin presents An Opportunity Not to Be Missed posted at Internet Business.

Bill Mcintosh presents Google AdManager: The First Product From Buying DoubleClick posted at Bill McIntosh.

Marius Visan presents Flickr video beta posted at Global PWD.

Marcus Hochstadt presents Dreaming vs. Achieving Goals posted at Marcus Hochstadt.

Jimmy Sansi presents They Got It! posted at The Kaizen Business.

Rob Moshe presents 8 Steps To Success In Network Marketing. posted at Rob Moshe.

Praveen presents Importance of Testing Websites posted at My Simple Trading System.

Joshua C. Karlin presents Internet Business Moves, Fundraising Ideas Stay posted at Marketing & Fundraising Ideas.

Steve Oliphant presents Discover how to accept all major credit cards on your website with these simple steps. posted at Steve Oliphant's Musings.

Woody Maxim presents Happy Easter... and another 24 hour special posted at Woody Maxim.

Helen Anderson presents 8 Easily Avoidable Causes of Business Debt at Personal Finance Blog, Budgeting, Debt @ Bankaholic posted at Bankaholic.

Jose DeJesus MD presents Physician Entrepreneur - Business, Strategy, and Wealth posted at Physician Entrepreneur.

Heather Johnson presents 5 Best Ways to Be an Eco-Friendly Computer Geek posted at Envirotech.


Fred Black presents Google WebMaster Tools posted at Fred Black: Internet Business Blog..

Adie Dornom presents 3 Tips to Blog Like a Manic and Still Have a Life posted at Lee McIntyre's Honest Marketing Blog.

Sabrina Jefferson presents Internet Marketing Newbie Action Plan posted at Sabrina Jefferson.


Terry Dean presents 8 Steps to Create Your Internet Business posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

Carol Bentley presents Results are in. . . lessons to learn. . . posted at Carol Bentley, saying, "Results are in...lessons to learn.."

Ask Matt presents Why Using No WWW Can Boost Your Pagerank posted at, saying, "No www boosts pagerank"

Ask Matt presents Want a Bribe? posted at, saying, "Want a bribe"

Ask Matt presents RealTraffic Exchange Widget Gets Targeted Traffic posted at IM & Affiliate Marketing Product Testing, saying, "RealTraffic Exchange Widget Gets Targeted Traffic"

Ed Rivis presents Don’t run your Internet Business like these guys. posted at Ed Rivis, saying, "How not to run your internet business"

Andrew Erickson presents Merchant Processing 101 posted at WebSite Werx.

Joshua C. Karlin presents Fundraising Ideas - Identification posted at Marketing & Fundraising Ideas.

Kenton Newby presents Stop Taking Care of Your Customers and Maybe They'll Leave You Alone posted at

Jimmy Sansi presents Magical Methods That Increase Sales posted at The Kaizen Business.

Woody Maxim presents Removing the risk posted at Woody Maxim.

Aaron Brandon presents Just Start A Business? posted at Aaron Brandon.

Carol Bentley presents Writing to your audience posted at Carol Bentley, saying, "Writing to your audience"

Ed Rivis presents The correct course of action for online success. posted at Ed Rivis, saying, "The correct course of action for online success"

Brian Terry presents What are the top 17 sources of affiliate traffic? posted at Big Selling Affiliates Blog.

Adie Dornom presents 7 Easy Steps to Build Your List For Free posted at Lee McIntyre's Honest Marketing Blog.

Adie Dornom
presents Do You Need A Squeeze Page For Your Business? posted at Lee McIntyre's Honest Marketing Blog.

Adie Dornom presents 3 Golden Rules For Email Marketing Success posted at Lee McIntyre's Honest Marketing Blog.


Shaun Connell presents The Internet is Running Out of Domains posted at Work at Home, saying, "Is the Internet running out of real estate?"

Cindy King presents How Information Products Sold In Foreign Markets Can Save Your Business When Your Economy Is Slow posted at Get International Clients.

Matthew Paulson presents Save Time With Online Continuing Education posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Cindy King presents International Internet Marketing & Keyword Placement posted at Get International Clients.

Cindy King presents Why Free Online Translation Make It So Easy For Getting International Clients posted at Get International Clients.

Kenton Newby presents Six New Reasons Why You Need to Use Aweber posted at

Adie Dornom presents Looking For Desperate Niche Markets? posted at Lee McIntyre's Honest Marketing Blog.

Adie Dornom presents Do What You Love Not What You Hate posted at Lee McIntyre's Honest Marketing Blog.

Raymond presents File Sharing and Downloading Music - Fun and Free But Beware of The RIAA posted at Money Blue Book.

Brian Terry presents Are You A Copy Cat Website Designer? posted at Big Selling Website Design.

D. Singh presents Facebook Applications - The New Interactive Marketing Trend posted at Internet Marketing Blog, saying, "The industry for Facebook applications has exploded since the dramatic moment when Mark Zuckerburg first announced that he would make the programming that supported the popular social network available to programmers"

Online Security

Raymond presents Save Money With Someone Else's Wireless Internet posted at Money Blue Book.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of electronic commerce using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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