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JW Basics – aiming to improve Online Shopping in Jamaica
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JW Basics – aiming to improve Online Shopping in Jamaica

JW Basics (jwbasics.com) is a home-based Online Shopping Company that offers guaranteed 1 - 2 Business Day(s) Islandwide Door Delivery on all orders in Jamaica. They feature a rich, easy-to-use, multi-seller platform, that is geared towards a better buying experience and support for Jamaican retailers, by providing a centralized, secure and trusted platform to do business. They currently feature items in Clothing, Electronics, Appliances, Beauty Supplies and more. Their vision is to debunk the stigma against online shopping businesses in Jamaica by creating a well-known and trusted brand, safe for Jamaican consumers. Flexible and secure By using JW Basics, customers are able to conveniently shop safely from their home or office, take advantage of discounts and free coupon codes, purc...
Crowdfunding for Caribbean Entrepreneurs  – Massive Open Online Course
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Crowdfunding for Caribbean Entrepreneurs – Massive Open Online Course

The flagship Crowdfunding MOOC for Caribbean Entrepreneurs (CMCE) is an exciting and innovative training course that combines unconventional approaches in entrepreneurship financing with an innovative online learning platform. Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs provide a free open access web-based learning platform to a large number of participants. MOOC platforms such as Coursera, EdX, and Stanford Venture Lab are democratizing education, transforming learning and promoting lifelong learning. Around the world, national and international institutions, such as the World Bank Group are paying greater attention to the impacts of crowdfunding on local economic development. In the Caribbean, crowdfunding is a relatively new approach to financing entrepreneurship projects that use the power...
How to ship things to Jamaica after you’ve purchased them online
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How to ship things to Jamaica after you’ve purchased them online

If you’ve read my article How to use Scotia VISA Debit Card Online on shopping online with your Scotia VISA Debit Card or Credit Card, you must have concluded I’m Paranoid. Trust me, I’m beyond paranoid. I’m PETRIFIED of the Internet and the propensity for people to steal your personal information when using a computer, ESPECIALLY your Scotia VISA Debit Card or Credit Card . Especially if you’re using your Scotia VISA Debit Card or Credit Card in an Internet Café, where someone can install a Keylogger software and steal not only your Credit Card but also your Passwords according to Dr Marc Gercke, an International Cybercrimes Expert. Basically, they can use that information to scam you for money or just simply use your Credit Card to shop online, both abroad and here in Jamaica, as onl...
Skype clocks 2 Billion Minutes per Day worth of VoIP Calls driven by the Mobile Computing Revolution
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Skype clocks 2 Billion Minutes per Day worth of VoIP Calls driven by the Mobile Computing Revolution

Skype, the Internet VoIP Platform that’s owned by Microsoft since May of 2011, has now hit a major milestone since Wednesday April 3rd 2013. The World apparently spends 2 billion Minutes per day (yes rasta, you read it right!) on Skype  using this Free and Paid VoIP platform, a figure that includes both Desktop Applications and the steadily growing smartphone and Tablet World as described in How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets. That 2 billion Minutes per day includes, on both Mobile and Desktops: Internet phone calls Video calls Group chats Instant messages Not surprising, Facebook may have a big part to play in achieving this milestones, as Skype’s deeply integrated in Facebook, powering Big Blue’s...
Google Drive, the Dropbox clone, now ups the ante to 15GB of Free Storage during Google I/O
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Google Drive, the Dropbox clone, now ups the ante to 15GB of Free Storage during Google I/O

Remember Google Drive? If you have a Gmail account (I do!) you’d notice every time you login there’s an option at the top of your page to select Google Drive. Now they’ve decided during Google I/O that started on Wednesday May 15th 2013, their pow-wow of all that’s great about Google to upps the ante on Dropbox and increased the Free Storage from 5GB to 15GB. Google Drive is Google’s clone of Dropbox that launched on Tuesday April 24th 2012 as reported by Kelroy in Google Drive launches – Another major player joins the Cloud Storage Wars.  Now why they are doing this (you can take your jaw and tongue off the ground please, it’s not becoming of you dear reader!) remains a bit of a mystery. Maybe they have extra storage space after they’d killed off a bunch of old services and decided to g...
Exploring the Path of Exile beta
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Exploring the Path of Exile beta

Path of Exile is an action role-playing game from Grinding Gear Games set in a dark fantasy world. It popped unto my radar because many were calling it the spiritual successor to Diablo II, a game that sucked away dozens of hours of my life back when it was released. The open beta for Path of Exile started in late January and from following the media and news releases I was intrigued enough download and try the game and I do not regret doing so. Path of Exile is free-to-play but has excellent graphics and hack and slash gameplay that coupled with a unique gem based ability system is an interesting online game. The player takes control of one of six "Exiles" (hence the name) - a witch, marauder, ranger, duelist, shadow and my favorite a templar. The classes focus one or two of 3 main sta...
Elder Scrolls Online Starts Accepting Beta Signups, Releases new Cinematic trailer
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Elder Scrolls Online Starts Accepting Beta Signups, Releases new Cinematic trailer

There have been a lot of massively multiplayer online role-playing games released in recent years some bigger and more successful than others. The biggest release of 2011 was Star Wars: The Old Republic followed by Guild Wars 2 in 2012. After many years f development it looks like the big MMO release of 2013 will be Elder Scrolls online, after being teased small bits of news over the past year a well received  introduction video Elder Scrolls online is now in the home stretch and at the point where today it welcomed interested players to sign up to become beta testers. Beta testing is a very important step in the development life of a MMORPG and may will argue than a MMORPG is never truly finished as even after release frequent, patches, updates and balancing occurs to ensure than game ...
An Introduction to The Elder Scrolls Online
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An Introduction to The Elder Scrolls Online

The massively multiplayer online roleplaying game genre has been a hotbed of big name and highly anticipated releases lately. The latest to enter the spotlight is The Elder Scrolls Online a MMORPG. Announced earlier this year ESO promises to bring everything that it's single player Elder Scrolls titles is known for to an online multiplayer setting. Th details are just emerging but there is still a long way to go before ESO drops sometime in 2012. Check out our first video of The Elder Scrolls Online—a documentary-style introduction to the game, presented by members of The Elder Scrolls Online Development Team. This video covers the basics of ESO, including a first look at the game's Elder Scrolls-style combat system, massive PvP battles, Megaserver technology, exploration-based cont...