Amazon launches in the Online Art Market

Amazon Art officially launched in beta and allows e-commerce platform to mediate between art collectors and galleries. The coin value is up $ 4.85 million.

This August 6, Amazon has officially launched the beta of its Amazon Art Service that allows consumers to buy any type of artwork.

“We are delighted to offer our customers one of the broadest selections of works of art directly from the galleries.” Exclaims Peter Faricy, Vice president in charge of Amazon commercial services.

This e-commerce platform will act as an intermediary between the various galleries in North America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and their potential customers.

“Through our partnership with Amazon we can greatly expanding our audience while providing access to limited edition works created by some of today’s most important artists.” Declares Osman Khan, director of operations of  Paddle 8.

Amazon Art is currently in beta stage, but already offers various tools to enable informed collectors as novices to navigate through the pages of the trading platform.  Internet users can search by name like any other product, they can also ask for an overview of the digital “gallery”. This can be sorted by theme, shapes, colors, artist, sizes and prices. As these works are sold by experts, each piece has a detailed description in which it is possible to know more about its history, meaning and author.

Amazon promises that the ‘return customer’ will be analyzed to make any changes deemed necessary to the success of the online art business.


Twitter Security Authentication

Previously verification process were based on sending a code by SMS, but now Twitter created a strong authentication system which becomes more flexible with an alternative method based on an encrypted identification key, stored in the mobile application.



The current methodology is based on the input username / password and communication in a second time interval, a temporary PIN will be sent by SMS to the mobile phone user. This additional layer of security block connections made from a new terminal, including different geographical area or unusual IP.  However, it’s more restrictive and this technique has the advantage of involving a physical factor, namely a mobile phone, harder to hack a software auditor as a virtual keyboard.  But there are some constraints, especially in terms of network availability and pricing of communications abroad, which can interfere with the reception of an SMS.

Twitter draws its alternative system based on an encrypted identification key, stored in the same application. When the user connects from an unknown device, a prompt notification will be sent to approve or reject the connection requests. Google Authenticator, the tool is dependent on an Internet connection (no offline code generator), but it has the advantage of operating without any restrictions imposed by telecom operators. However, it is likely that eventually the current two-factor authentication methods will give way to an essentially physical dimension in securing the current connections. To overcome the weakness observed in electronic certificates, we can think of RFID tags, the SmartCard and fingerprint readers.

Twitter and TV are connected according to Nielsen

Nielsen, a leading global information and measurement company of Dutch origin, tends to show a causal relationship between television and social audiences.



The group has conducted an independent study based on analysis of 221 ​​minute by minute series broadcast during prime time on different TV channels and changing the number of tweets related to the same series. Thus nearly 48% of the episodes on television followed by the study shows their tweet rates increased according to the television audience. Conversely, the volume of tweets associated with episodes has given influenced to the TV audience in 29% of cases.  Paul Donato, director of research at Nielsen, says that there is a mutual influence between the TV audience and Twitter.

“Through the analysis of time series, we saw a statistically significant causal influences indicating a spike in TV ratings can increase the volume of tweets, and conversely, a peak in Tweets can increase TV ratings

This interplay is thus very high in the context of reality programs (44% of the emissions studied). Then there are the comedies (37%), sports programs (28%) and finally the dramas that show the lowest score (18%). These tweets exchanges will in turn capture a new audience who are driven by the discussions on the social network will begin to look at this video content. By using these results, Nielsen hope to demonstrate the effectiveness of the measurement solution comparative hearing SocialGuide Intelligence, used in the study.

“The media and advertisers have begun to invest in social networks in order to get closer to consumers directly.

We believe there are significant opportunities for Nielsen to conduct additional research that will, in time quantify the relationship between television and social media activity. “Concluded Paul Donato.

3 Myths of Online Selling

There are so many myths about sales and sellers. Here are 3 most common myths related to selling:-



Myth on sale 1: We can persuade anyone to buy

Perhaps indeed we can convince some people to buy, but now most of the buyers are savvy with technologies and consumers. Most importantly, you should analyze the potential of the buyer which you are targeting; do they really need your products or services? Shoot for a niche market that you know. You’ll have more success if you target on your product related market.

Myth on sale 2: You have to sell at any price and as soon as possible…

Some sellers want to sell at any price, even sell at a loss and they tend to lower their margins. Do not make this mistake. This is not the best way to retain customers. If you sell what you want at any price just to sell, you will not get away and you will continually losses because customers expect you to reduce your prices. This is not how you reach your sales goals and profitability.

Following a negotiation, if the customer does not agree to pay the minimum price you can accept: go to another client if you insist on selling to that customer than try to negotiate with them.

Myth on sale 3: The price is the main reason to buy

Although the price is generally one of the most important and often the first reasons, it is not always so. Other elements can take over the price, such as quality, appearance, color, material, brand etc.

The most important thing is not the price, but the customer’s perceived value. To find the best price for your product, do tests and see between several awards that best sells.

So remember:



  • Everyone is not your customer. Aim for a niche market and you’ll have more success.
  • Everyone is not a Buyer. So do not think you can persuade anyone to buy anything.
  • This is not a good idea to go into a downward spiral of prices to sell at any price.
  • The price is usually not the first purchase pattern.

So good luck in your sales!


23 questions for Bloggers



23 Questions to ask yourself to determine if blogging is for you?

Thinking of starting your own blog? I understand you; it is easy to create a quick, simple, and more importantly, an exciting project! However, this type of site is not suitable for everyone. While it is now within the reach of all, a successful blog requires certain skills. Therefore you must know: – Why it is important to step back to see if keeping a blog is really for you or not?

Here is a list of 23 questions, inspired through the article by Darren Rowse, it is fashionable to ask if you plan to embark on serious blogging. If you do not have some of its qualities, it is not the end of the world. Rather, it is an ideal list, which is designed to help potential bloggers to make the right decision, or to acquire or develop skills.


3D  character with laptop and blog sign

1 – Do you write?

Blogs are primarily a written medium: if you have a pleasure to write, than you can enjoy the writing pleasures through blogging.

2 – What is your message?

Successful blogs are usually centered on a theme or niche. Transmitting a message is important to the success of your blog. It is also necessary that you must be passionate about your subject!

3 – Are you a good communicator?

Blogs are social media. Knowing how to communicate is surely an advantage, if you don’t have than it would be nice to acquire such type of skills.

4 – Are you good at oral Communication?

If you are talented in oral communication, than you must consider “Podcast”, embed videos, and even create a blog “WebTV”.

5 – Would you be the central voice of your blog?

If indeed blogs have the ability to create a community, the debate is usually opened by a person (or a small group of people). If you are looking for something where everyone can start a conversation, perhaps you should consider creating a forum.

6 – Are you undertaking?

Start a blog application of the initiative. Blogs are certainly easy to create, but they do not handle themselves! You have to be motivated to maintain. If you find that you work more effectively as a team, consider collaborating with other bloggers.

7 – Are you disciplined?

Blogs require regular attention over time. If you do not have this quality, work it! Will you be able to motivate yourself to write something new every week?

8 – Do you have time?

Write articles, moderating comments, answer questions from readers, maintain their social network, all this takes time. Make sure you have a regular time slot to focus on your blog.

9 – Are you ready to roll with the criticism?

If you start a blog, there is a good chance that other people write about you or some aspect of what you do? This is great when the comments are positive or agree with your point, but it’s less fun when they are not. We must learn to handle criticism, whether positive or negative.

10 – Are you ready to be in the spotlight?

The blog is a public space. People will analyze your words, your style and your way of life. Some would like to know more about you, others might even recognize you in the street. Keep in mind that once you write something online, it is very difficult to remove. Not only because other bloggers will pique your words but there are archive systems that are on the web, even if you delete your blog.

11 – Do you have any technical skills?

It is true that today the creation of a blog does not necessarily require lots of Technical or Programming knowledge. But we must have some technical skill which can be an advantage. If you do not know anything, contact your friend who can help you or guide you?


12 – You take yourself too seriously?

One of the qualities that a blogger needs to excel, is the sense of humor: Bloggers must have the ability to laugh at themselves.

13 – Are you able to balance your ego?

Humility is required, the risk of sounding pretentious (and nobody really likes it). You must know your estimate fair value. In other words, do not underestimate! Getting this balance is not always easy. But it is worth it to work, since the self-promotion is an essential feature of blogging.

14 – Are you ready to learn?

“I know that I know nothing” Socrates said. This is why the best bloggers share what they know, but also seek out and promote what others know. Everyone learns every day, even the “experts.”

15 – Do you read?

To be good in writing is very useful, but the ability to read what others share is a bonus point. For me, I try to keep myself informed of what is happening in the blogosphere. I try to read at least three articles on the subject of my post.

16 – Are you an organized person?

And yes, there comes a time in the life of a serious blogger, where he will have to organize. Between articles, emails, comments, and promoting company, you can quickly get lost! One trick is to prepare your tickets in advance and plan their publication in your blog engine.

17 – Are you a social person?

Some bloggers disable comments, treat their emails only partially, rarely answered questions. Or rather it is to your advantage to dedicate yourself to your readers. They will return the favor!

18 – Do you like virtual relationships?

It may be that you are social, but terrible when it comes to relationships online. Be comfortable with people you’ve never met before. Spot the merits of what people say which can also be very useful.

19 – Are you creative?

The web is indeed a crowded place: to be able to develop content that stands out from the rest and that causes surprises can prove to be a real plus point.

20 – Are you persistent?

It is very rare that blogs become popular overnight. A long-term approach is needed. Arm yourself with patience and courage!

21 – Are you consistent?

Sometimes bloggers suddenly change the way they approach their subjects, or diversify without warning, and start to get in trouble or lose respect for their readers.

22 – Are you honest and transparent?

In real life, it can be fairly easy to keep a secret or cultivate a dual personality but in the blogosphere, every readers and writers keep an eye on each other. So be prepared to be held accountable for the things you say.

23 – Are you ready to work hard?

So you answered “yes” to almost every question? If this is the case, I think you have all the characteristics of a future breakout blogger. If you have any ideas, feel free to share your thoughts through comment section below!