They are both beautiful countries and stand out amongst their south east asian counterparts for their food, culture and scenery. But which one is your choice for travelling or living in? Here are some introductory thoughts… Influences Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and the former king, King Bhumibol, was greatly loved and respected. His son, King Maha Vachiralongkorn, now maintains the customs and traditions of the Thai monarchy. His coronation was an elaborate ceremony in May 2019 celebrated by all Thais. The main religion in Thailand is Theravada Buddhism. Monks retain high status and are a big part of daily life, from festivals to daily blessings. Young Thai men become novice monks for a period – usually 1-3 weeks – to earn “merit” for their families. Thailand is a hodge podge of old culture and traditions fused with modern western influences – often at the same time. Thais celebrate everything and are reasonably tolerant to all cultures. Thai people always try … [Read more...] about Vietnam versus Thailand – which is the best for travel or living?
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Amazon knows us inside and out, both personally and as a society. Most of all they know our spending habits. It should come as no surprise that any product that reaches the echelons of ‘Best Seller’ on Amazon is surely a monster hit. Heck, Amazon even has it’s own version of Black Friday called ‘Prime Day’, which saw 175 million items sold during the two-day span…which does make one question the name, doesn’t it? Overall, it’s hard to pin down what the exact best-selling item was on Amazon in 2019; with countless lists floating around and companies analyzing Amazon sales data on their own (they don’t provide it officially to the public), what is available are the top-selling items broken down by category. Here are the best-selling products of 2019: All the joy of having Jeff Bezos listening at all times in your living room launched the Echo Dot into the #1 position for 2019, flying off the shelves on Prime Day. And why not? At a super-low price, you can control your music, … [Read more...] about The More You Know…These Were The Best-Selling Products of 2019
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The metaverse – everyone is talking about it, but no one is exactly sure what it actually is. This makes it a bit difficult if we want to put together a list of platforms or experiences that represent the best of what it could be. But if we take it to mean persistent, connected digital environments which focus on providing immersive experiences for users, we can have a go at highlighting some projects – existing and on the horizon - which stand out. Not all of the projects highlighted here involve virtual reality, or decentralization, or cryptocurrency. Although those are all technologies that are likely to have a place in the metaverse , it isn’t strictly essential that they are part of every metaverse. So rather than focusing on examples that tick all of the boxes, today’s best examples tend to be those that do one or more of the core elements particularly well. Not all of these are fully functional yet (and one … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Examples Of The Metaverse Everyone Should Know About
“Whilst Thailand is often nicknamed the ‘land of a thousand 7-elevens’, with a convenience store on just about every corner, there are very few of these in Vietnam, for now.” With the Thai Baht on a high at the moment, along with stricter enforcement of visa rules, some expats say they’ve had enough and are heading to Vietnam, or some other south east Asian country, where they might improve their personal situation. For example, an expat pensioner, on a fixed income, from a country where the Thai baht has risen against your currency, Thailand has become a more expensive option – perhaps impossible to make ends meet anymore with your old pension. The British pound, as just one currency, has gone from around 55 baht to the pound four years ago, to now around 39 baht, a big loss in value. Meanwhile the cost of living in Thailand has risen over the last decade. But Vietnam has its own challenges and, whilst being an amazing place to explore as a tourist, may not be to everyone’s … [Read more...] about So you want to move to Vietnam?
The bottom fell out from one of crypto’s fastest growing blockchains, LUNA, which promised to succeed where bitcoin failed. Its predictable collapse reverberated across the entire crypto market and is forcing investors to pick up the pieces. C rypto’s history has been defined by five resets. The first came in 2014 when what was basically the only bitcoin exchange in the world, Mt. Gox, imploded following a nearly half-billion-dollar hack. The second, in 2016, was The DAO hack, when an attacker tricked a smart contract into giving away $60 million worth of ethereum, worth $8 billion today. The third, in January 2018, occurred when the ICO bubble popped, starting a year-long decline wiping out 60% of the crypto market or more than $700 million mostly in the form of worthless junk tokens. The fourth took place in March 2020 when crypto lost 40% of its value along with most other global financial markets. Each reset not only led to price-market capitalization increases, they … [Read more...] about Crypto’s Great Reset: How Digital Asset Investors Will Recover From The Market’s $1 Trillion Meltdown
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Elon Musk doubled down Tuesday and said his $44 billion bid to buy Twitter “cannot move forward” until the company proves that fewer than 5% of accounts on the platform are fake, the latest road bump in a series of difficulties for one of the tech world’s most hotly followed acquisitions. Key Facts Musk said his offer to buy the social media company was “based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate” and the company needs to provide more information on the number of fake accounts on the platform. In its filings, Twitter claims fewer than 5% of accounts on the platform are fake or spam accounts. Musk disputes this figure and estimates spam and fake accounts make up 20% of accounts on the platform, four times higher than Twitter’s official number. The real number could be “much” higher than that, Musk added. Musk said Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal “publicly refused to show proof” of … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Says Twitter Deal ‘Cannot Move Forward’ Until CEO Proves Fake Account Numbers
If you are planning to retire in the beautiful and tropical country of Thailand, there are many places which will suit your interests. From up north in Chiang Mai where the air is cooler (during winter), to a tropical oasis in the southern islands, Thailand has it all. Of course, with all things, you will need to get sorted before you come and we are right here to help. Things to think about How much money will I need to retire in Thailand? For example, a retired couple should be able to live quite comfortably on £1,600 (71,000 THB, 2,100 USD) a month, but of course, it depends on your lifestyle. While the cost of living is low in Thailand, it is still important to have a savings of at least £20,000 (890,000 THB, 26,500USD), probably more, depending if you’re getting anything paid to you from outside the kingdom. This can help in the event of unexpected expenses, such as health insurance premiums, purchasing a car, or home repairs. For those in the UK with pensions, … [Read more...] about Key info for those planning to retire in Thailand
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Many articles now plaster the business media with news about the Great Resignation where employees see a hot labor market today and decide to go after a better situation for themselves. At Everest Group, we gathered empirical evidence from employees in many companies and compared that data with our findings from discussions with C-suite executives in leading organizations. Our study yielded both surprising and unsurprising findings. The biggest surprise is the significant gap between the reasons why employees move to other companies and what employers now do to try to retain them. The money picture Let’s start with data around why people leave their jobs and move to another company. It’s unsurprising, to say the least. They leave because they can get paid a lot more somewhere else – not a modest amount more – a lot more. What is surprising is the order of magnitude that this is happening and the amount of the … [Read more...] about Surprising Truths About The Great Resignation And Retaining Talent
Elon Musk - A + A HONG KONG (May 17): Elon Musk has declared he will not proceed with his US$44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc unless the social media giant can prove bots make up fewer than 5% of its users, casting yet more uncertainty over the deal. The billionaire tweeted "this deal cannot move forward" unless Twitter provides proof of its claims, reiterating his own view that the ratio is far higher. Musk's latest online pronouncement complicates an already chaotic takeover, potentially one of the largest acquisitions the internet industry has ever seen. He recently butted heads online with Twitter chief Parag Agrawal over the way the social media giant accounts for bots, stoking speculation Musk may try to lower the price or even walk away. Twitter's shares fell another 3.2% in pre-market trading in New York, after sliding more than 8% on the previous day. The spread between Musk's offer price of US$54.20 and its last trading price is currently about … [Read more...] about Musk says Twitter must prove bot claims for deal to proceed