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Review of Plague Inc. and a Coronavirus Update

Review of Plague Inc. and a Coronavirus Update

 

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Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak in China, a strategy game has increased in popularity. While some people say playing the game takes their mind away from the fear of the virus, others have been playing it for as long as the Plague Inc. Game has been available.

What is Plague Inc.?

In May 2012, the strategy game came out with a simple task: infect a country with a disease and wipe out the world's population before they invent a cure. Of course, there are factors that are built in to stop you. If you use birds to spread the disease, prominent countries will wipe out the bird population before it spreads. If a healthy country creates a cure and they eliminate all of the infected people, you lose. Over the years, expansion packs have upped the ante with varying ways to infect people such as a Neurax Worm Expansion, Simian Flu, and more.

How do I play Plague Inc.?

One great thing about Plague Inc. is its self-explanatory interface. Of course, you can follow the tutorials that provide suggestions on how to play, but its really fairly simple to navigate. First, you select a plague type. If you're using the absolute basic version, the only option you have is Bacteria. All other types of plagues are locked until you win the game with a previous disease type on 'Normal' or 'Brutal' difficulty levels. 'Casual' is best for those who are new to the game. Next, you name your plague, then modify the genetic code, which allows you to customize how the plague mutates. To start, you pick the country you want to infect, i.e. your Patient Zero. Throughout the game, you earn DNA points, which helps you spread the infection and stop the world from creating a cure, as well as choose from a variety of symptoms. You get to choose how the disease transmits through saliva, blood, insects, birds, and more. One tip is to make sure you keep the disease low on the world's radar, which in turn will delay the cure. The key is to focus on the transmission and ensure there are no healthy people left by the time the pathogen starts killing people.

Where do I play Plague  Inc.?

What started off as a mobile game has spread onto other gaming platforms. You can buy it on your smartphone app store for $0.99 (with an additional $8.99 for expansion packs). Or, you could purchase Plague Inc: Evolved for $14.99 for the full experience on your Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Mac, or Linux (which includes multiplayer, co-op, and more). It's also available on Steam. While the mobile app is cheaper, it allows you the freedom to play it wherever you want (like the doctor's office to make sure you don't have the Coronavirus). However, the expansion packs and full Evolved version allow for ways to wipe out the population that you simply can't on the app.

Plague Inc: Custom Scenarios - 2020 Wuhan Coronavirus

Amazon Web Hosting

Amazon Web Hosting

All human activities acquire an internet presentation or hosted website that will best describe fields of action, present a product or service that is on offer. Constant changes and improvements in web hosting form the basis for web presentations that are used for personal affirmation or presenting products and services

Amazon Web Services

Web hosting from Amazon offers many low cost services that help their users to make the best presentations with simple and easy to use tools that are designed to meet their needs. Amazon Web Services use cloud web hosting solutions. These can be used for simple web site hosting, single web page web app hosting, simple static web site hosting and enterprise web hosting. Depending on the complexity of web site structure they can be operated by IT team for enterprise web sites to personal handling by owners of less demanding sites. AWS give you a wide range of features that are necessary for quality, visibility, traffic, and presentation that are customary for today's standards.

Why is AWS superb?

Using web hosting from Amazon and AWS provides you with broad platform support. This means you can use different content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, Joomla, and similar programs. AWS provides SDKs (software development kit) for platforms that are widely used such as Java, Ruby, .Net. etc. They provide worldwide datacenters, which means that you can use a content delivery network (CDN) hosting to deliver your content worldwide and reach your customers anywhere in the world. AWS provides great scalability in terms that its infrastructure can grow and shrink depending on your website's traffic. And last, but not least, AWS web hosting can provide you with flexible pricing models that are made to meet everyone's needs.

How has Weebly Changed since the Acquisition From Square

How has Weebly Changed since the Acquisition From Square

On April 26, 2018, the company Square announced that they’ve reached an agreement to acquire Weebly for $365 million in cash and stock. The announcement seemed odd for a payment provider company to acquire a website builder company.

Other Square Acquisitions

If you never knew, Square has been exploring other areas such as Caviar which is a food delivery service and Zesty which is a food catering service. Both of these companies have also been acquired in 2014 and 2018.

When Weebly was acquired, its competitor Squarespace had raised $200 million at a $1.7 billion dollar valuation at the end of 2017.

Square believes that buying Weebly can create “one cohesive solution” for entrepreneurs looking to build an online and offline business. Weebly has 40 percent of its paid customers outside of the U.S. which helps Square expand its brand globally.

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With all of that said, how does this acquisition affect Weebly one year later? The website builder is still regarded as one of the easiest website builders to use. It’s not as flexible as Wix and it’s not as sophisticated as Squarespace, but Weebly might have an advantage over its competition when it comes to e-commerce features. This particular website builder can provide you many e-commerce features such as selling gift cards, adding customer accounts, deal with abandoned shopping cart details, and it has an in-store pickup feature. There are even more e-commerce features that can help your e-commerce business. Weebly is the only website builder that makes e-commerce easy to use. Weebly has been building its e-commerce features aggressively since being acquired from Square.

NameCheap Auctions Buy and Sell

NameCheap Auctions Buy and Sell

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Looking to buy or sell a domain name? Head over to NameCheap Auctions!

Millions of domains have been registered over the past couple of decades - and many of them are now up for sale.

Are you in the market for a domain name? Are you looking to sell a NameCheap domain name you no longer need or want?

Check out NameCheap Auctions - THE place to buy and sell old or expired domains. Our searchable platform receives thousands of hits, every single day. And while .com domains are available, you'll also find other options including .net, .us and loads more. Scroll through the NameCheap Auctions marketplace and you might even find the perfect domain name you've been searching for!

Domains can be listed from as little as $1, right up to $1,000. The seller sets the price when listing the domain name and the purchaser can buy it for that price only - there is no option to haggle and potential purchasers cannot make direct contact with sellers. The transaction is complete in as little as a few hours and the money received by the seller can be transferred to a registered Paypal account within a few days (charges from Paypal may be incurred).

Our system is quick, easy and user-friendly. Buyers can filter their selection by category, price, content or length to find a domain name that meets their requirements.

For those looking to sell, using NameCheap Auctions makes it easy to promote your unwanted domain names to people who will be interested in buying them. Perhaps you registered an interesting domain a while ago, but haven't needed to use it. NameCheap Auctions is the ideal place to advertise it for sale AND potentially make a profit. You can choose up to five categories for each domain, for example business, advertising, technology and so on. This will help prospective buyers to filter their search and find the domain name they're looking for.

BigCommerce eCommerce Platform

BigCommerce eCommerce Platform

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If you want to setup an online store and sell products over the Internet, you'll need an ecommerce platform like BigCommerce. The hosting service provides everything that you will need to setup your store and run it. You can design your store simply with a range of templates that are provided or dig in deeper with HTML and CSS customization. Like other hosted solutions, you are dependent on the platform for operation, so make sure you look at all options before making a final conclusion. Other options include Volusion, Jimdo, Squarespace and Shopify.

Long-Term Solution

Companies that currently use BigCommerce include Gibson Guitars, TravelPro and Toyota, so you know they will be around for the foreseeable future. The other option is build your own store on top of a free solution like WordPress. But that requires additional costs, time, and expertise to get everything running and to keep it current.

BigCommerce Plans Available

The Standard package is only $30 a month, while the Plus is $80 and the Pro plan runs $250 a month. The Plus plan comes with additional marketing tools and an abandoned cart tool to recapture sales. All plans come with 10 templates, payment option integration, account creation, SEO options, image optimization, email marketing services, coupon and voucher features, review of product functionality, blogging and reporting. In comparison to other eCommerce options on the market, the standard package is very good for the low introductory price.

PortfolioBox.net Review


If you are looking to get noticed, PortfolioBox.net might be the site to get your work out to potential clients. You can quickly create a page that shows your work and professional talents and share that work with the world. If you want to blog and/or share images online, take a look at this one. Similar in ways to ArtStation, Squarespace and Behance.


Templates and Designs


Professionals will love your site and the tech support is quick and helpful. The templates and designs are perfect for photographers. Well suited for a portfolio of photos, with many photographers finding the site of great help. Your photographs will be live within seconds of you moving them to the web and your clients can quickly find your latest pieces of art.
You also have the option to modify the Site Footer, JavaScript Code and CSS Code when you become a pro member.

This is How Shoplicate Can Boost Your Revenue!

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Ecommerce is one of the most profitable activities that you can perform on the Internet. Many e-commerce site owners sell physical products. While this is popular and has immense profit potential, it is quite difficult. That’s because you are bound to have stiff competition. Hence, the consumers have more choices of where to buy the products. Thankfully, there is a way to beat the competition. You can use Shoplicate. This is a special system that can help you to launch promotion campaigns which are profitable and deliver a high Return On Investment (ROI). Read on to discover the features and immense benefits that you can enjoy after you Buy Shoplicate.

The amazing features of Shoplicate

• In-depth research

Shoplicate performs automatic research throughout the Internet. After that, the tool hands you details about the best-selling products. The tool ensures that these products are not too competitive and have a demand that is trending consistently. With Shoplicate, the objective is to sell items that have low competition and a high demand. This usually leads to success in e-commerce.

• Training modules

The Shoplicate tool comes with a combination of 4 training modules. They equip you with knowledge on how you can sell products effectively through advertisements on Facebook. The modules cover material such as:

◦ Setting up the Shopify Store

◦ Creating ads

◦ Boosting your rate of conversion

◦ Mastering the Facebook ads

• The Spy App

This is a feature within Shoplicate that helps you to get information about the hottest selling items in any Shopify store. The Spy App is located within the tool’s dashboard. To use it, begin by searching for a keyword or a niche in the general search tab. The tool will give you a list of topics or keywords which are trending in that niche.

Within this same dashboard view, there’s a tab indicating Shopify Spy. To use this feature, enter any keyword which you want. The tool will scroll through the Internet and give you details on all the popular Shopify stores, their best selling products and traffic statistics too!

The tool informs you about the number of visits that the site gets every month, the length of time that is spent on the site and the origin of the traffic. This helps you to get an accurate understanding of that particular niche. The Spy App is highly versatile. Therefore, you can also use it to get information from other e-commerce sites including Ebay and many others.

Coinmama The Global Cryptocurrency Broker

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Coinmama is a global cryptocurrency broker that was launched way back in 2013. This exchange service is owned by New Bit Ventures Limited, who have their headquarters in Israel. Although Coinmama is deemed an exchange service, users are limited to just buying specific cryptocurrencies, as opposed to trading them. Presently, the only cryptos available to buy on Coinmama are Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Advantages

The advantage of using Coinmama is that it’s available in a large number of countries. In fact, it supports the widest range of nations; almost 200. These include countries like Algeria, Belgium, Kenya, Thailand, UAE, just to name a few. The only countries that aren’t supported are those that have been sanctioned. Coinmama also supports states in the U.S. including Colorado, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas, etc. Coinmama also allows buying cryptocurrency with credit cards and offers some of the highest limits among brokers that accept credit cards. You are able to buy up to $5000 worth of Bitcoin in a day and up to $30,000 per month.

Intuit TurboTax Spanish


Turbotax is among the most popular software programs for tax preparation. It provides a step by step procedure for preparing taxes effectively and ensure every deduction is made.

They are careful with the annual tax updates, ensuring that every customer complies with the constantly changing and confusing tax code. All you have to do is select the best version for you to use, answer some questions and file.


Regarding the complexity of the tax situation, filing taxes with the Turbo Tax will take you about 15 minutes to two hours. This is a very short time compared to how long you would take alone.


Turbotax Spanish is an item of Intuit, they offer their software in the offline and online versions.

Square Acquired Weebly: What Does It Mean For Other Website Builders?

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Weebly has a substantial amount of subscribers at 625,000. Merchant payment processor Square acquired Weebly for $365 million. Square intends on global expansion via this acquisition. A great portion of Weebly users lie outside of the United States, allowing Square to address a bigger audience of entrepreneurs. Revenues are expected to rise from $744 MM to $764 MM. The team members are also included in the merger. Most of the team from Weebly will be joining forces with the Square team.

The merger occurred during late April 2018. The merger is slated to help businesses all over the world. The services of both companies will line up well together. The CFO of Square stated that she feels both companies are culturally aligned. Backers of the acquisition include Floodgate, Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Felicis Ventures, and Y Combinator.

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