Sectors of the Remote Gambling Industry in the EU
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a. Betting Betting firms have offered ‘remote’ services via the telephone for decades, subject to clients having accounts with the bookmaker. More recent innovations in information technology extend the possibility of interactivity to screens in mobile phones, as well as … Read More

Main features of the online gaming industry operating in the EU
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In 2008, the annual revenues generated by the gambling service sector, measured on the basis of Gross Gaming Revenues (GGR) (i.e. stakes less prizes but including bonuses), were estimated to be € 75,9 bn (EU 2712), showing the economic significance … Read More

The business of losing weight
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There exists a significant market place for merchandise which promise to produce weight reduction much easier, faster, more affordable, extra trustworthy, or much less painful. These consist of books, DVDs, CDs, cremes, lotions, pills, rings and earrings, physique wraps, physique … Read More

Timeshare
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A timeshare is a form of ownership or right to the use of a property, or the term used to describe such properties. These properties are typically resort condominium units, in which multiple parties hold rights to use the property, … Read More

Real estate brokers/agents
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A real estate broker is a term in the United States (and real estate agent in Canada) that describes a party who acts as an intermediary between sellers and buyers of real estate (or real property as it is known … Read More

Web development as an industry
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Since the mid-1990s, web development has been one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In 1995 there were fewer than 10,000 web development companies in the United States alone and in 2005 there are over 30,000 such companies.[1] … Read More

Telephones
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The telephone or phone is a telecommunications device designed to transmit speech by means of electric signals. It was invented around 1860 by Antonio Meucci who called it teletrophone. The first recorded public demonstration of Meucci’s invention took place in … Read More

Critiques of the advertising medium
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As advertising and marketing efforts become increasingly ubiquitous in modern Western societies, the industry has come under criticism of groups such as AdBusters via culture jamming which criticizes the media and consumerism using advertising’s own techniques. The industry is accused … Read More

The relationship between SEO and the search engines
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Search engine operators became interested in the SEO community in the late 1990s. A number of high profile SEO community leaders established contractual relationships with search engines for advertising and consulting purposes. These early contacts led to an amelioration of … Read More

Liar’s poker
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Liar’s poker is a bar game that combines statistical reasoning with bluffing, and is played with the eight-digit serial number on a dollar bill. Normally the game is played with a stack of random bills obtained from the cash register.The … Read More

Predictions for the gambling industry
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Gambling revenue will grow to $155 billion in 2012 from a 2007 revenue of $114 billion with an annually rate of 6.5 percent per year, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a report released this week. Asia, and especially Macau, will be … Read More

The digital Europe – i2010 Initiative
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Preparing Europe’s digital future i2010 Mid-Term Review {SEC(2008) 470} INTRODUCTION Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) continue to be a major driver of economic and social modernisation. Today, businesses in the EU devote 20% of investment to ICTs, and the sector … Read More

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