Our traffic is down over 10% compared to last month, I figured there would be a slight increase with over 3400 items now listed in core.In March we only had around 500 FP listings in core yet received 10% more pageviews , this month there are over 3400 items in core with less pageviewsIs traffic […]

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tekgems on April 30th, 2010

Yes, this is unreasonable burden. Retailers are questioning whether this Colorado law, which became effective May 1, violates the 1992 Quill Corp. v. North Dakota case in which the US Supreme Court ruled that retailers who do not have a physical presence in a state do not have to collect and remit sales taxes there.”We […]

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tekgems on April 14th, 2010

You have to be responsible for all steps of the manufacturing process and build into your contracts any potential issues that may arise (factories want to do it cheap, you want to do it right). Give payments in increments so you have financial leverage (30-40-30). Where I’m going in China, I don’t go as a […]

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LOL, why does speaking to a virtual agent sound like talking to Eliza the Bot? Some questions are very basic, but its not like these companies have thrown a lot of R&D into artificial intelligence. The only company I’ve give some credibility to would be Google that can set up a programmable way to  answer […]

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tekgems on April 5th, 2010

For historical traffic congestion patterns, this is an awesome tool. I have a court date to contest a speeding ticket. I’ve never driven the route to the court so I can review the traffic pattern for those times and see how much time I should give myself to drive the route. Whoever came up with […]

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I love apps like this. I don’t follow as many as I used to, but I sure would like to only have quality individuals following me or only follow quality individuals. We tend to follow a lot of people either by being first followers ourselves or reciprocating a new follower. But over time, a lot […]

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“We’ve had cases where unpaid interns really were displacing workers and where they weren’t being supervised in an educational capacity,” said Bob Estabrook, spokesman for Oregon’s labor department. His department recently handled complaints involving two individuals at a solar panel company who received $3,350 in back pay after claiming that they were wrongly treated as […]

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The partial response feature adds the ability to use the “fields” query parameter to request only relevant information. For example, if you are using the Calendar Data API, you can opt to select only the event title and time. This is a significant boon to performance, as the previous API forced applications to request all […]

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tekgems on April 3rd, 2010

In 2009, Wal-Mart implemented Project Impact, which was expected to benefit the company by streamline their stores, reduce the number of under performing products and expand selection in product lines where greater profits could be achieved. This led to a number of brands and products being removed from store shelves which cause a negative reaction […]

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One place this data mining begins is when the company's mechanics plug in information from a truck that has failed in some way and compare its performance to that of every other vehicle it owns of the same make and year. The idea is to look for precursors in the data from the sensors of […]

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