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Essays on tech by J. Angelo Racoma

e-Commerce

January 2, 2014
by Jose Miguel
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Finding a good platform for online exchange

e-Commerce sites are quite numerous these days, and online users would often have to find the best site for exchanging goods, services and information. Recently, we have seen online exchanges go into mergers and partnerships, and perhaps this is due to economies of scale. Why compete against each other when you can partner, after all?  Continue Reading →

Bakery Story

December 13, 2013
by Jose Miguel
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Is social gaming the future?

Gaming has taken on many forms throughout its existence, and the face of the industry changes on a regular basis. It all depends on the current trends in terms of genre and platform, just like our tastes in music and fashion, our tastes in the kind of games that capture our imaginations change all the time – which is why we love the industry!

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Credit: Marky Kennedy

November 5, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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Get your Instagram fix on your desktop computer or web browser with these tools

Instagram is a wildly popular photo-sharing site that has hit the Internet by storm. Recently acquired by Facebook for a whopping $1 billion, the photo-based social network is popular for its filters, and for the fact that celebrities are fond of using the service to post their selfies, commentaries and photo-journals of their day to day experiences.

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Playing video games

October 29, 2013
by Jose Miguel
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Playing vs. paying

In the olden days of gaming, play was simpler and less complicated. You bought your copy of the game (either a cartridge, disc or whichever medium), then you went on to play and finish the game with your own skill and capabilities. Before the Internet became a household name, gamers would have to look for tips, walkthroughs and cheats from other sources, such as gaming magazines, word of mouth, or discovery.

Much has changed in terms of game play and gaming experience when the Internet likewise gave birth to connectivity in games. Now, games are also social and players can share not only their statistics and achievements, but also actual items and virtual goods. Connected gameplay also brings about both collaboration and competition among gamers around the world.

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