Today Toyota launches a national marketing campaign, titled “Serious Play,” for the all-new 2019 Avalon that dares drivers to experience adventure, spontaneity and playfulness, and reminds all that the thrill of driving is the real prize. The campaign drives home the notion that the completely redesigned Avalon has everything drivers need to get more out of life.
The all-new Toyota Avalon – designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S. – embodies consumers’ overarching desire for high-caliber, design-centric, technologically-savvy modes of attainable, premium transportation.
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https://youtu.be/Y6rIs220PXc More businesses are taking their products and services online than ever before. Consumers, for the most part, are feeling safer about completing online transactions – especially with businesses they trust.
But some entrepreneurs in the e-commerce world have never started their own business. Many are unfamiliar with how to run an e-commerce store. There’s no doubt that this is an exciting time to explore the e-commerce marketplace – especially for people who are testing it out while keeping their full-time jobs.
Having said that, business owners new to the online world should understand from the get-go that the e-commerce industry is one of the most lucrative targets for cyber criminals. News of the recent eBay hack is a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities associated with online businesses. But big businesses aren’t the only ones getting hacked. More than 20 WordPress sites are hacked every minute of every day.
But there are a few basic things you can do to help prevent losing control of your website and your customer’s private information.
Choose a Secure eCommerce Platform
More than two third of all active e-commerce sites are using either Magento or WordPress’ WooCommerce. Why? Mainly because of their sophisticated security features. There are other factors as well, but what makes them stand apart is the extensive security. PrestaShop can be yet another choice with a proven security framework.
Keep your software up-to-date and, it should go without saying, keep your passwords unique and secure. Educate your clients, as well as your workforce, about your information security practices. Let them know how you are protecting customers’ credit card information and what they should do from their end to keep the financial information secure.
Implement SSL Certificates
SSLs (secure socket layers) are the de facto standard when it comes to securing online transactions. An SSL certificate authenticates the identity of users and encrypts data while at store and transit. Implementing SSL is essential for E-commerce websites to establish secure connectivity between the end-user systems and your website.
For tech-savvy buyers, the padlock icon with HTTPS in the address bar is an essential prerequisite for providing their personal details and credit card information. If the consumers believe that a vendor is doing everything possible to secure their transactions, they are more likely to do business with them.
Scan Your Site for Security Vulnerabilities
Although SSLs protect your transactions, they don’t protect your website. No matter which platform you decide to use, ensure that your server maintains PCI compliance requirements by running PCI scans on your server to validate whether you are compliant or not. Companies like Trust Guard not only scan your site for more than 75,000 known vulnerabilities, giving you detailed reports about its safety, but they also provide users with trust seals.
These small, digital images, when placed on your home page and checkout page, have been proved to drastically increase sales and conversion rates. They show potential buyers through accompanying certificates that you are serious about their privacy and security. It gives them the peace of mind they need to make the buying decision.
Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just are getting started, you should understand that keeping your site safe is your most important endeavor. Hackers can (and do) cause economic, legal and reputational damage every day. Keep your site safe and protected by following these three simple website security tips for your online business.
Although many Americans think they are financially savvy, new data shows how the group closest to retirement, baby boomers, struggles with retirement fundamentals and is not saving enough for their golden years. New data released by the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council shows that many baby boomers aren’t financially prepared for retirement – they have little saved, are consumed about lifetime income options, and don’t know how much money they need to live comfortably.
Many baby boomers are banking on Social Security as a main stream of money for retirement. Yet, more than half of boomers cannot correctly guess the average monthly Social Security payment. In fact, many think the average monthly payment is $500 more than it actually is – a budget miscalculation that will leave them almost a quarter of a million dollars short over a 30-year retirement.
Martin Amado is a TV personality, interior decorator, lifestyle expert, and contributing writer on the subject of home décor. For over ten years, he’s been the host/designer on the home makeover segment, Room for Improvement, seen on WSVN 7 News, a FOX affiliate station in Miami, FL. In addition to his work in the general market as a host/designer for HGTV (Home & Garden Network) on shows such as Small Space, Big Style and Decorating Cents, Martin has been featured on numerous Spanish-language media platforms airing nationally in the United States and throughout Latin America. He is currently a home décor contributor to Un Nuevo Día, Telemundo’s national morning program. Prior to that, he was the lead designer on Decorando Contigo airing for five seasons on Galavisión. His decorating segments have been featured on FOXLife on programs such as Tu Vida Más Simple and Hogar Express. He was chosen by Moen, the #1 faucet brand in the United States, to be their Home Décor & DIY Expert for three consecutive years on their SaturDIY: Moen Makeover webisode series for the general market. Most recently, he can be seen co-hosting on ION Television and on HuffPost Voces.Com as their DIY expert on the Baño Chic and Hogar Chic webisode series. Martin has shared his decorating and lifestyle tips in the pages of Vista Magazine, People En Español, Latina Magazine, TV y Novelas, HuffPost Voces and Qué Rica Vida. His experience also includes being an On-Air Guest Expert for the HGTV Home brand on the Home Shopping Network. He draws on his keen eye for design, experience as a visual merchandiser, and savvy shopping skills to help homeowners realize that a beautifully-decorated space can be within their reach. Martin works exclusively with clients through his home styling company, The WOW Factor!, Inc., where he specializes in one-day makeovers and working with a minimal budget to achieve the decorator look for less! Please visit www.martinamado.com for additional information and press including features inside People En Español and other publications. You may follow him on Twitter @martinamadotv, join his Facebook fan page: Martin Amado: Home Décor & Lifestyle Expert, subscribe to his YouTube channel: Martin Amado and follow him on Instagram: @martinamadotv for more decorating tips and ideas.
Interactive online experiences are the basis for successful ecommerce. Not only are people shopping from their desktops and laptops, but they are shopping from their phones and tablets as well. It’s become a competitive environment. Businesses must make savvy choices to create online shopping experiences that maintain their customers’ interest while meeting their own company goals. Here are some key ways you can create an epic eCommerce experience for your customers.
T. Rowe Price’s 2015 Parents, Kids & Money Survey revealed that having conversations with kids about money is critical to raising financially savvy kids. There is also a significant benefit in letting kids experience money, and providing an allowance is one way to do that. Parents who combine conversations with experiential learning are most likely to have financially smart kids.
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Worst Cooks in America returns with a starry twist this fall, as Rachael Ray joins four-time winner Anne Burrell in the kitchen to transform seven celebrity cooking disasters into culinary VIPs. Anne and Rachael each lead a team of personalities who have many talents on-screen, but little savvy in the kitchen - and these food masters are determined to whip the celebs into culinary shape. The all-star recruits are: Dean Cain, Ellen Cleghorne, Jenni “Jwoww” Farley, Chris Soules, Jaleel White, Kendra Wilkinson and Barry Williams. The contestant who makes the most impressive food transformation wins a $50,000 grand prize for charity, as well as bragging rights for their team leader. The celebrity edition of Worst Cooks in America premieres Wednesday, September 23rd at 9pm ET/PT.
“With Anne and Rachael as team leaders to a roster of cooking-challenged celebrities, Worst Cooks boot camp is high energy and hilarious,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “The kitchen is bursting with big personalities and comical culinary mishaps – but along the way some of these celebs actually develop impressive cooking chops.”
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'The Love Note in San Francisco' is based
on a true story of a couple who meet in San Francisco and fall in love,
but are torn apart by distance. It's clear Amanda & Fernando have
fallen in love fast, but will they ever see each other again? Watch the
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San Francisco' is a video produced by Savvy Sleepers Luxury Satin
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www.savvysleepers.com. The story starts out near AT&T Park with
Philz Coffee as the couple walk along the Embarcadero and to a San
Francisco Cable Car. Starring Amanda Grace Jenkins, Fernando Guevara.
Produced by Bobby Huerta. Written by fashion blogger Dale Janée of
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Match, the world’s largest relationship company, today released findings from its fifth annual Singles in America study – the most comprehensive national representative study of American singles to date. The 2014 data illustrates the ways in which adult singles of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and regions date and communicate in a tech-savvy world. The study also reveals singles’ sexual desires and sheds light on their opinions of modern gender roles and controversial political topics.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7433451-match-singles-in-america/
She’s smart, fashionable, tech savvy and incredibly adventurous, and she’s poised to bring the cruise industry into the 21st century. Royal Caribbean International’s newest cruise ship Quantum of the Seas arrived into her homeport of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, NJ today, bringing with her a wave of unprecedented first-at-sea features and amenities. Superfast wireless connectivity, the world’s first robotic bartenders, a skydiving simulator, bumper cars, futuristic entertainment, and partnerships with celebrated chefs Jamie Oliver, Michael Schwartz and Devin Alexander, are just a small sample of what the modern age of cruising looks like onboard Quantum of the Seas.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7081453-quantum-of-the-seas-future-of-cruising-royal-caribbean/
Super savvy Psychic to the Stars un Duffs
Hilary Duff, saying one Duff is enough. Duff turns her hockey puck buck
in for better love luck. Sources say Psychic Christopher Golden is to
blame for throwing the game.
Let’s get ready to rumble! Auction specialists Billy “The Dealer” Leroy,” Mark “The Hustler” Meyer, and Laurence & Sally Martin – “The Wild Cards,” are back for a new season of Travel Channel’s original series “Baggage Battles” premiering with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. In season three, the popular weekly half-hour series continues to give viewers a glimpse into the very profitable business of bidding, buying and reselling of unclaimed items from auctions around the world including airport, freight and shipping, estate, police and seizure, and specialty auctions. The stakes are higher for the expert teams of savvy buyers who still don’t know if it’s junk or jackpot until they win the bid.
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