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Effects of Import.

  1. Lower domestic costs of productions.
  2. Enable production of goods that depends exclusively on non-domestic source of supply.
  3. Acquisition of technologies.
  4. Labor force as major driven factor for resorting to imports.

 

Effects of export.

  1. Boostering economic of scale for producing in home country.
  2. Shortages of goods may exist, leading to higher prices for domestic consumers.
  3. Major role in providing jobs and expansion of useful sources such as raw materials and information.

 

  • Proactive -> strategy or plan to endorse before problematic issues occur.
  • Reactive  -> plan commencing right after problem occur and to deploy corrective action.Image

 

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Yes, that’s a 14-year-old burger in my pocket…

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Time-travel Hamburger.

Originally posted on Eatocracy:

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Have you ever cleaned out your refrigerator or pantry and found a really old piece of food?

You know what I’m talking about — Oreo cookies that have gone from black and white to all green, slices of mold-dripping bread, milk that smells like it was bottled at the sulfur mine.

Usually, we have a knack for knowing when to toss away food that’s about to go bad. But sometimes, we completely forget about it until we encounter quite a surprise.

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The BlackBerry Q10 Is A QWERTY Keyboard Smartphone Comeback Worth Waiting For

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

The BlackBerry Q10 is, some might say, the BlackBerry OS 10 device that the company should have led with, ahead of its all-touch Z10. That’s because it sports a hardware QWERTY keyboard, something that has become a unique distinction among top-tier smartphones these days. BlackBerry tells me they wanted to nail the all-touch experience first, in part to prove that they could, but based on my last few days with the Q10, this is the phone that’s more deserving of the “flagship” moniker for the new BlackBerry fleet.

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  • 3.1-inch, 720×720, 330 PPI display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage, expandable via microSD (supports up to 32GB cards)
  • Dual core 1.5GHz processor
  • 8 megapixel, 1080p rear camera; 2 megapixel, 720p front camera
  • microHDMI out
  • Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • LTE or HSPA+, global roaming cellular connectivity
  • MSRP: Likely around $199 on a 2-year agreement

Pros:

  • Solid industrial design
  • Good battery life

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Moxie Software Offers Freemium Service, Integrating Collaboration Spaces With Social Knowledge Engine

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Freemium with Collaboration Spaces from Moxie Software.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Moxie Software has announced a new freemium service that integrates its collaboration service with its social knowledge engine. Under the new plan, Collaboration Spaces is now free for anyone to use with no limits on users and full features that come with the SaaS offering.

The social knowledge engine integration is offered as a premium service that can be integrated with Collaboration Spaces. The cost of the premium social knowledge engine is based upon the number of users on the plan.

Moxie’s model is based on the premise that general collaboration has only limited value. It’s good for sharing information, but the real context comes when business processes and analytics integrate into users’ workflows. The social knowledge engine is designed to give answers to questions. With the new premium service, answers that surface in Collaboration Spaces become part of the social knowledge engine and are fed back so actions can be…

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As Internet gets faster, Hong Kong & South Korea lead the broadband speed derby

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Booming!

Originally posted on Gigaom:

The internet saw its average peak connection speed jump almost 35 percent at the end of last year, even as more and more people started accessing vital (and trivial) internet services through their mobile devices, according to the latest edition of Akamai’s State of the Internet report for the three months ending December 31, 2012. Akamai calculates the speeds and other data included in the report based on activity on the Akamai network.

Here are some broadband highlights for the fourth quarter of 2012 from Akamai’s official press release

  • Quarter-over-quarter, the global average connection speed rose 5 percent to 2.9 Mbps
  • On a year-over-year basis, average connection speeds grew by 25 percent. South Korea had an average speed of 14 Mbps while Japan came in second with 10.8 Mbps and the U.S. came in the eighth spot with 7.4 Mbps.
  • Year-over-year, global average peak connection speeds once again demonstrated significant…

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