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Interview with John McAfee: Mashable!

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John McAfee reiterated his innocence in a live video session Sunday night, during which he updated viewers on his current situation, and answered questions from the press.

Wearing black square-frame glasses and sporting a goatee and mustache, the former tech entrepreneur who is wanted in connection to the murder of American expat Gregory Faull, hosted the news conference from a bare white room while in custody at a Guatemalan jail. McAfee was arrested for illegally entering Guatemala after fleeing to the country from Belize, where local authorities want him for questioning.

“Did I kill Mr. Faull? No. Let me be clear: I had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in Belize,” he said.

McAfee, 67, added that his relationship with Faull was virtually nonexistent. “I barely knew the man. I’ve spoken perhaps 50 words to him over a period of five years. I did not particularly care for him.”

The Belize government’s desire to question him, McAfee claimed, has nothing to do with Faull’s murder. “Since April of last year, the Belizean government has been trying to level charge after charge against me — all of them groundless, none of them sticking. This is simply the latest in that chain.”

The founder and former head of anti-virus software company McAfee said he and his girlfriend Samantha hope to return to the United States. McAfee has been in touch with the U.S. embassy “a number of times,” but called it “powerless to interfere within the laws of other countries.”

He mentioned England as another potential place to settle, but was adamant that he could never return to Belize, particularly after launching his blog “The Hinterland.” In it, McAfee details alleged corruption by the Belize government, and his experiences hiding from police.

“The issues that I am discussing are hurting the government; they’re hurting tourism,” McAfee said, adding that it raided his home multiple times while he was in hiding. “The government was mad at me before. They are seriously mad at me now. There is no hope for my life if I ever to return to Belize.”

“I don’t think I can, not unless there’s a change in government and a serious decline in corruption.”

In the video, which addressed inquiries from Mashable, McAfee also condemned the media for portraying him as a “paranoid schizophrenic.” He said he started blogging to “get the truth out,” and to put pressure on the Belizean government.

Calling it “the worst drug on the planet,” McAfee also denied reports that he has taken bath salts (synthetic drugs similar to amphetamine and cocaine). “I do not take drugs, and have not taken drugs for over 30 years.”

Starting Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, McAfee hosted two separate video sessions: The first was an introduction lasting less than five minutes, and the second was a Q&A that continued for nearly 15 minutes.

This article has been at Mashable.                                                              Image courtesy of Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

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Why conversion optimization is necessary to enhance your profits

Every company should be looking for new ways to grow their business. Whether it is increasing the number of unique visits your website receives or advertising in new locations, a business will not thrive unless it is actively working towards increasing its profits. One of the best ways a company can increase its profit margins is by optimizing its website’s conversion rate.

Quick Results

Many businesses are eager to increase their profits as quickly as possible. Improving your website’s conversion rate is one of the best ways to rapidly increase your revenue. As long as your website receives a steady flow of traffic, you will see your revenue grow once you start to make changes to your website designed to increase your conversion rate.

These quick results will allow you to see exactly what is and is not working in regards to your website’s conversion rate, enabling you to make further adjustments on the fly. If you are able to find the right set of changes to make to your website to improve your conversion rate, your revenue and profit should increase along with your conversions.

Keep Costs Low

Typically, there are two ways a business can increase its sales numbers – get more visitors to your website and improve your conversion rate. While further promoting your website by adding more keywords to your SEO campaign or increasing your PPC ad spend are excellent ways to increase the amount of visitors your site sees along with your conversions, your expenses will also increase with this strategy. When your expenses increases, your business may not continue to be profitable if you do not get enough conversions to generate the revenue needed to turn a profit.

When you utilize conversion optimization as your strategy to increase your sales figures, you are able to keep your costs at a minimum. It does not take nearly as much money to analyze your website’s data in order to make changes to optimize your conversion rate. When compared to other online advertising methods, conversion optimization is one of the cheapest methods you can use.

Higher ROI

Along with the lower costs associated with conversion optimization comes a higher ROI. By taking the time to analyze your website’s traffic data, you will be able to see which aspects of your site are negatively affecting your conversion rate. Once you make changes to those aspects of your website, your conversion rate will increase, and you will see your revenue increase as well.

Since you did not have to spend a lot of money to see this increase in your conversion rate and sales figures, your business may now be showing a profit when it was once in the red. Something as simple as improving your conversion rate can take a poorly performing product or service and turn it into a highly profitable business venture.

Every company should be thinking of new, unique ways to improve their business. Working to improve your website’s conversion rate is one of the best ways you can grow your business. The quick results, relatively low costs and ability to greatly improve your ROI are just some of the reasons why conversion optimization is a necessity for every type of business.

Emily is a blogger and internet marketer who relies on Who Is Hosting This.com to identify the host of several websites she comes across.

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Spend more to get noticed on Apple’s App store

Getting noticed on Apple’s App Store has become more expensive for developers this year, while application downloads haven’t increased much, according to Fiksu, a digital marketing company.

Developers who actively market their apps on the world’s largest mobile-software marketplace spent about $1.44 to attract each loyal user in June, an increase of 13% from a year earlier, Fiksu said in its report. A loyal user opens an app three or more times, according to Fiksu.

Competition between app developers is heating up as the market matures and users have more choices among apps offering similar features. Costs peaked in December at $1.81 per user as developers tried to attract people who got an Apple device for the holidays.

The 200 most popular free iPhone apps were downloaded 4.63 million times per day, on average, last month, an increase of 2.7% from June of last year, Fiksu said.

Apple has paid $5 billion to developers selling their wares in the App Store and more than 30 billion apps have been downloaded since the digital store’s opening in 2008, Tim Cook, the company’s chief executive officer , said at a press conference last month. Most developers aren’t complaining.

Mobile apps for Apple and Google operating systems will generate $8.7 billion in revenue this year, up 60% from last year, according to a report by Flurry, a mobile-research company.

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Choose the correct Network Cabling Installation Company

If you are planning to move your business in a new location or update the data and voice network in the existing facility then it is very necessary to choose and work with the right structured cabling contractor. In case of any business arrangement, you will surely want the best outcome of the business operation. If you want your voice and data network to go for at least four to five years in a good way before another update is required then it is important to choose the right voice and data cabling contractor. You must take some time to learn a little about each and every structured cabling contractor you are starting to evaluate in the area. The most important thing you need to know is the longevity in business of each of the voice and data contractor that means how long each of them has been in the business. If a company is in the business for several years then it is quite natural to say that it is obviously doing something right and you can look after it a little more closely. Though longevity is the good indication of quality work but don’t rely on only this factor, it is also necessary to know about the experience of the owner. You will find out some voice and data cabling contractor that may only a couple of years old but is owned and controlled by some impressive amount of experienced people in the industry.
Get some idea about how each of the structured cabling installation contractor works because it will help you to shorten the list of candidates. The company must start with some sort of introducing measurement of the facility and communication needs for your business, if they don’t then take it as a warning sign. These types of pre-fielding measurements are very essential in order to build up a plan that gets your data and voice network up and operating quickly with lowest disruption in the business function. The measurement will help you to see the way of collecting information of the different structured cabling contractors according to your cabling needs. Some contractors will nod their heads and promise you to stay in touch but that are not your need. You have to give a focused attention on the structured cabling contractors who evaluates physical aspects of the facility, ask questions about your company’s voice and data communications and then carefully listen to their responses.
You always want the best quality voice and data network in the lowest possible price. After identifying the potential structured cabling installation contractors, it is time to invite the reasonable candidates to submit their formal proposal. Make a RFP or Request for Proposal with all the specific questions you want to ask, include the breakdown on the pricing and surely a set a due date for submission. If any proposal comes after the due date then do not accept it. Carefully check all the contents of the proposals given by the contractors, verify all the information for every question, check whether there is a complete breakdown on the costs and other information that will help you to make the decision. Remember that the cheapest price is not always the best choice. Sometimes it is beneficial to spend a little more money if want the best cabling network for your business that will serve well for several years.
David has worked with many wiring and cabling companies, and has experience of working with various types of cable such as Cat6 Cable, Cat5e Patch Cable, network cables etc.

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