Sunday, October 15, 2017

Redesigning Checkout for the Next Generation of Retail

Despite the rapid growth in online retail, the vast majority of sales still happen in a brick and mortar setting. The physical store environment continues to be an invaluable part of the retailer playbook to help drive a great shopping experience. From a consumer perspective, the lines between digital and physical are being removed and they’re seeking a consistent and unified shopping experience across each channel. The future of retail is redesigning the physical store to make the shopping experience as digitally savvy as the shopper itself.
Imagine going into your favorite store and trying on clothing, but then realizing one piece isn’t the right fit and the other not the right color. Instead of calling for a sales assistant, you’re able to continue the consumer journey right from your dressing room mirror. By interacting with the mirror, you’re able to see if your size is in-store, view color variations of your items and explore additional recommendations based on what you brought into the dressing room or purchased before. Once you’ve moved items into your cart you seamlessly transfer those into an app environment to complete the purchase and decide what items you want shipped or to take home. You decide to select in-store purchase and as you walk out, a sales associate is outside your fitting room with your items packaged and ready to go.

Who knew the future of retail was looking right back at us this entire time? Innovation should never be complicated and it isn’t about trying to solve for multiple things at the same time. The best innovation starts with solving for one tangible pain point and then expanding from there. In this case, that one thing that matters is always ensuring that a consumer knows immediately whether the product they are trying is available in any color or size, and then offering them the flexibility of taking it with them or having it sent to their home – all through a few clicks or swipes from the dressing room.

This is just a glimpse into how Mastercard is collaborating with leading innovators in retail technology, including Oak Labs, to reinvigorate the in-store experience together. Mastercard will introduce merchants a bundled IoT offering of our digital payment, loyalty and data capabilities combined with complementary technologies provided by partners, such as Oak Labs, that will power the success of retail going forward.

On September 23nd, Marie Claire and Mastercard are partnering to bring this future retail experience to life through The Next Big Thing – a discovery in to what’s next in crave worthy products and shopping tech. A full look into the experience can be seen on The Next Big Thing dedicated microsite.
Via: newsroom.mastercard.com 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tesla's big battery races to keep South Australia's lights on

FILE PHOTO - A Tesla charging station is seen in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson   
HORNSDALE, Australia (Reuters) - One year after the state of South Australia suffered a major blackout, the clock has started ticking for Tesla Inc to finish building the world’s biggest battery to help keep the lights on in Australia’s most wind-dependent state.

Tesla won a bid in July to build a 129 megawatt hour (MWh) battery and the state is counting on it to be ready by the start of the southern summer in December when electricity demand begins to peak.

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk vowed to install it within 100 days of signing a grid connection agreement or give it to the state for free. The grid agreement was signed on Friday, triggering the 100-day countdown, Tesla said.

At an event highlighting the construction progress on the battery, which is already half complete, Musk once again spoke of the future he sees for renewable energy and batteries.

“This is just the beginning. What this serves as is a great example of what can be done,” Musk said at the event, which was powered entirely by battery packs.

Musk was speaking from the construction site of the battery, which is being built at a wind farm operated by France’s Neoen that is located about 225 km (141 miles) from the South Australian capital of Adelaide and will supply power to the lithium-ion storage cells.

Last year’s state-wide blackout was blamed by opponents of renewable energy on the state’s rush to embrace wind and solar, and fueled a backlash that has split Australia’s conservative federal government and led to renewed calls to support coal-fired power.

South Australia hopes the Tesla battery will forestall further blackouts, but Australia’s Treasurer Scott Morrison says it is just a “Hollywood solution” that is not solving the bigger problem of how to supply power when the wind isn’t blowing.

“The batteries are on track to be operational by December 1,” South Australia Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis told Reuters.

Analysts have estimated the battery should cost around $750 to $950 per kilowatt, or up to $95 million. Musk said in July the cost to Tesla would be “$50 million or more” if it failed to deliver the project on time.

The Australian Energy Market Operator has warned the country faces a very tight power market this summer, following the closure of one Australia’s biggest coal-fired power stations in the neighboring state of Victoria.

“The battery has a very useful role to play in the South Australian electricity system at the moment,” said Sydney-based energy analyst David Leitch at ITK Services Australia, adding it was valuable insurance against the much heavier costs of another blackout.

The state’s biggest power user, global miner BHP’s Olympic Dam copper mine, alone lost $105 million last year when it was shut for two weeks by the blackout, wiping out the mine’s annual profit.

The battery has been designed to help cover temporary dips in wind power, say for 15 minutes, or help control frequency on the grid at times when natural gas-fired plants are unable to help balance generation and power demand.

“What they’re trying to do is buy a little bit of time for other systems to respond to fluctuations,” said Bikal Pokharel, an analyst with energy consultants Wood Mackenzie in Singapore.
Source: Reuters

এক্সপোর্ট রেজিস্ট্রেশন সার্টিফিকেট (ERC) সংগ্রহ পদ্ধতি

বর্তমান সময়ে যে দেশ রপ্তানীতে যত এগিয়ে সে দেশ সমৃদ্ধিতেও তত এগিয়ে। আমাদের দেশও এগিয়ে চলেছে সে পথে। তৈরী পোশাক শিল্প আমাদের দেশের সবচেয়ে বড় খাত। কিন্তু আমাদের অনেকেরই জানা নাই রপ্তানী প্রক্রিয়া কিভাবে সম্পাদিত হয়। আমরা ধারাবাহিক ভাবে আপনাদের এ সম্পর্কিত ধারনা দেওয়ার চেষ্টা চালিয়ে যাব।
এক্সপোর্ট রেজিস্ট্রেশন সার্টিফিকেট
রপ্তানী প্রক্রিয়ার সর্ব প্রথম ধাপ হচ্ছে এক্সপোর্ট রেজিস্ট্রেশন সার্টিফিকেট (ERC) সংগ্রহ করা। চলুন জেনে নিই কিভাবে এক্সপোর্ট রেজিস্ট্রেশন সার্টিফিকেট (ERC) সংগ্রহ করতে হবে সে সম্পর্কে।
প্রথমধাপে আমদানি ও রপ্তানির চীফ কন্ট্রোলারের অফিস থেকে ইআরসি ফরম সংগ্রহ করুন ।

দ্বিতীয় ধাপে বাংলাদেশ ব্যাংক বা সোনালী ব্যাংকের শাখায় সিডিউল ফি জমা দিন।

তৃতীয় ধাপে প্রয়োজনীয় ডকুমেন্টসহ আবেদন ফরম জমা দিন।
প্রয়োজনীয় কাগজপত্র

১.    আবেদনকারীর সত্যায়িত ছবি

২.    ট্রেড লাইসেন্সের সত্যায়িত ফটোকপি

৩.    স্থানীয় চেম্বার অব কমার্স এন্ড ইন্ডাষ্ট্রি বা সংশ্লিষ্ট ট্রেড এসোসিয়েশন এর মেম্বারশীপ   সার্টিফিকেট এর সত্যায়িত কপি

৪.    ট্রেজারী চালানের মূল কপি

৫.    পার্টনারশীপ বিজনেসের ক্ষেত্রে পার্টনারশীপ ডিড (সত্যায়িত কপি)

৬.    লিমিটেড কোম্পানির ক্ষেত্রে

– সার্টিফিকেট অব ইনকর্পোরেশন

– আর্টিক্যালস অব এসোসিয়েশন

– মেমোরেন্ডাম অব এসোসিয়েশন

ফিঃ সিডিউল ফি ৩,০০০.০০ টাকা, নবায়ন ২,০০০.০০ টাকা।

বিস্তারিত তথ্যের জন্যঃ

আমদানি ও রপ্তানির চীফ কন্ট্রোলারের অফিস

১১১-১১৩ মতিঝিল বা/এ, ঢাকা-১০০০।

রপ্তানী সম্পর্কিত পোষ্ট সমূহ ধারাবাহিক ভাবে পেতে আমাদের ফেসবুক পেইজে লাইক দিয়ে রাখতে ভুল করবেন না।

তথ্যসুত্র:এসএমই বিজনেস ম্যানুয়াল, ১ম এডিশন

Saturday, September 23, 2017

What is direct wages?


Direct wage is the wage which can be easily and conveniently identified. It refers to the wages paid to the workers who actually produce the goods. It is easy to find out direct worker in case of manual work, because he is the one who produces goods. In case of a work done by machine the person who makes the input and collects the output and in whose account the output is credited for the purpose of payment of wages, is the direct worker.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

WHO IS THE MOST STUPID HERE? EACH OF YOUR CHOICES CAN REVEAL A PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY

Each of your choices can reveal a part of your personality.

Look at the picture and tell us, which of these four is the most stupid?

If you chose No. 1, unfortunately, you are a person who often gives up. You think you cannot influence the situation anyway, so you accept the terms you are given. You never argue and generally prefer to behave quietly and peacefully, because quarrels and scandals make you sad. You are a very kind and honest person.

If you chose No. 2, you are the person who sometimes makes hasty decisions. You do not give yourself time to analyze the situation, so you make mistakes that could be avoided. Many people find you stubborn though.

If you chose No. 3, you are an impulsive person who always goes to the end. You never give up and always fight for your rights to the last moment. You can become an excellent businessman, as thinking over strategies is one of your hobbies! In this area, you could definitely succeed.
If you chose No. 4, you are a real rebel! Sometimes you are ready to fight even against yourself, just to prove something. All these “games” make you stop thinking rationally though. You are a born revolutionary.

Source wikr

Saturday, September 2, 2017

BAF jets, navy ships reportedly deployed near Myanmar border

Two MiG-29 aircraft of the Bangladesh Air Force bank during a maneuver Bangladesh Air Force
The deployment is a possible response to the border intrusions by Myanmar over the past few days
Various sources have reported that Bangladesh has deployed an air group and a navy group at Chittagong near the Myanmar border.
The deployment is a possible response to Myanmar armed forces crossing the border into Bangladesh on August 27, 28 and September 1. On Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a diplomatic note to the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka after helicopters crossed over into Bangladesh on three occasions throughout the day.
Sources claim the air group consists of four MiG-29s and possibly several F-7 jets. The navy group numbers seven to nine ships, including missile frigate BNS Bangabandhu – the most advanced ship in the Bangladesh Navy.
The Dhaka Tribune reached out to the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate on Sunday to inquire about the matter.
ISPR Director Lt Col Rashidul Hasan denied any such military move. He stated reports of navy being deployed were untrue, but confirmed a flight group near Chittagong.
He said the flight group was on a air defence alert over Chittagong which the air force performs on a routine basis.
Myanmar armed forces have been involved in a fresh wave of conflict in the Rakhine state bordering Bangladesh. The conflict has seen hundreds die, even during attempts to flee to Bangladesh. Thousands have managed to escape to Bangladesh and are now living in destitute conditions as refugees while insurgent Rohingya forces have engaged Myanmar armed forces.
Source: dhakatribune

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

These are the Top 10 Books Elon Musk Suggest to Read

Reuters
Nowadays if you think about the top entrepreneurs in the world so the name of the Elon Musk will be in the top because he loves to make rocket. When people ask to Elon Musk how you come up with such great and timely idea and business, the simple answer from his is I love to read books.
"I read books," he reportedly likes to say.
He started his Physics PhD program at Stanford University and then dropped out because it didn’t seem that relevant to him because he wanted to something bigger than this and literally he become successful the way he thought.In Elon Musk’s Bookshelf there are 10 books that shaped his character and make him wildly successful today and he thought every entrepreneurs should read these books at once.
Following are some of the books that influenced SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and turns him the recognized CEO.
1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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When Elon Musk was in South Africa he said he was struggling with the loneliness that time and he overcome this situation by reading fiction and fantasy novels. The book  "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien —  helped him to shaped his vision for the future self. He was influenced about future to read this book and he felt a responsibilities to save the future.
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2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
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Musk said in an interview that he suffered a major existential crisis between the ages of 12 and 15. He was in the tried to find a meaning about life and the universe. He red couples of books to have the answer Then he came upon “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” a comic interstellar romp by Douglas Adams. In the book a supercomputer finds that “answer” to a meaningful life is the number 42 — but the question was never figured out. The book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy helped him to find the answers when he was in question.
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3. 'Benjamin Franklin: An American Life' by Walter Isaacson
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Musk was inspired by Benjamin Franklin. He told some of his interviews that Franklin started his Journey almost with nothing and who was a runaway kid which inspired him to do more. Musk treated him as his hero.
Benjamin Franklin and Musk got some similar story that is growing up in Pretoria, South Africa, then he started his school in Canada after that he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, then using an invitation to Stanford University's Ph.D. program to land in Silicon Valley.
Musk also started from zero and now the world is seeing the power of entrepreneurship.
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4.'Einstein: His Life and Universe' by Walter Isaacson
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The Biography by Walter lsaacson: "Einstein." was a great lesson for Musk he learned how imagination can be a source of power.
This books tells  how a genius transforms the world by his intelligence, thinking, imagination and ambition.
The book described how a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate — became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos through his imaginative power.
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5. Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down, by J.E. Gordon
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Musk was always in a mode of learning something new and when he was thinking about rocket science and he decided to start SpaceX he came up with the book of "Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down," This book helped him to know more about structural engineering and more informations about this industry.
Musk Said in an interview "It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design,"
This book helped him to get started when he was launching Space X. Musk learned the basic about rocket science from this book.
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6.'Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants' by John D. Clark
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Fortunately for us, this rare text is available online here and here.
Another book Musk found to learn more about rocket science is "Ignition!". This book described about early rocket science.
Musk told this book was fun to read and knowledgeable for him. Clark was an American Chemist he researched on development of rocket fuels back in the 1960s and 1970s. This book focused how the science works in a particular and structure form.
Clark was a person who devoted himself for the research and development of rocket science. Clark described about technical details, experiments results, why's and how's. This book got lot of information and knowledge about rocket and the rocket science.
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7.'Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies' by Nick Bostrom
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Many successful business took place on Musk’s basket SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla and after these all success and gain he was conscious about advance technology. He was curious how advance technology can change and effect in future.
Musk says it's "worth reading" Nick Bostrom's "Superintelligence," a book that makes the daring inquiry into what would happen if computational intelligence surpassed human intelligence. He has a deep interest on artificial intelligence.
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8. 'Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future' by Peter Thiel
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Musk was inspired to read 'Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future' by Peter Thiel. Thiel was a successful businessman and a billionaire investor. Thiel described in this book about startup philosophy which helps him for the further. One can gain knowledge and ideas  How to Build the Future by reading this book.
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9. Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness, by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
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This book is A biography of the eccentric filmmaker and aviation tycoon who famously got a little nutty at the end of his life.Howard Hughes worked in multiple industries and he proved that its possible to worked in different sector. This concept of multi industry and sector based word and proven success inspired him.
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10. Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Orestes and Erik M. Conway
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"Merchants of Doubt" is written based on political and industry connections, Public health issue  written by Naomi Orestes and Erik M. Conway. This book was about the cause and effect within environment, industry, public health and future industrialization. he also summarized the book as “Same who tried to deny smoking deaths r denying climate change.”
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These are the books helped to repair the subconscious mind of Elon Musk. In every step of his life these books helped him to come up with the right decision.