Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Virtual investment website UpDown closing in July

UpDown, a financial social media website operating in the U.S. that provides users with a virtual investment platform is closing its doors next month. The decision comes after a lot of deliberation about what the company believes is the future of the industry and what users are telling them.

“We are sorry to inform you that after many years of helping traders improve their investment strategies we will be closing,” the company said in an email to users. “We have decided that in order to be able to provide you with a better service, we want to focus all of our resources and efforts into building the best global platform for investors from all around the world:”

Updown will be closing down on July 31. Its service will be transferred to Sharewise.

UpDown was a full-fledged trading simulation with a virtual portfolio function that allowed investors to test and improve their skills through collaboration, competition and aggregated wisdom.

“Global markets are now more intertwined than ever before, what happens on the other side of the world will have an influence on your investments and outcomes,” UpDown officials said in their email. “Therefore it is now more important than ever to be able to have access to the insights of investors in their own local markets. If you want to know what is going on in the Chinese markets, you should just be able to see what Chinese investors are talking about and which stocks or subjects they consider important at a specific moment.

“This is precisely our goal in building and expanding, a global platform where investors from the USA can connect with Chinese, Korean, German, French, British or Indonesian investors (and we are constantly working on making this list longer). We are certain that the change will have a positive impact on our users in the long run.”

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DCNewsroom launches new virtual startup company through online game

Last month the DCNewsroom held the first ever board meeting for its new company that’s been launched to develop virtual utility water for players on the popular online game My Profit Land.

It’s a company that has no staff, no fixed premises and no expensive laboratory equipment, but this company marks the exciting start of a new way to make real money from selling virtual products to virtual companies on My Profit Land.

The new company, DCNewsroom Water, produces virtual water for players to buy in the game. It requires no raw materials and the production is automated. Water is needed by companies in order to work in the game.

“It doesn't require workers, it operates by itself and it starts producing as soon as you open it,” said jasmir7, a player on My Profit Land based in Portugal. “All companies require electricity and water, so it is really easy to sell both ,electricity and water, whichever one you choose.”

My Profit Land is a strategy game in which you have a chance to convert your virtual currency into real money. It is an online browser game, therefore you do not need any other programs installed in order to play. It is one of the few business games where you are rewarded for your daily activity. As a simulation game, it offers you the possibility to fight, work, open companies or start wars to earn cash. It is a very complex game, and the more you play it, the more options you will find for your own development.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Video: F-35 at 2017 Paris Air Show

The F-35A made its aerial demonstration debut on Monday at the Paris Air Show in front of thousands of spectators. Watch this impressive display of 5th Generation innovation in aviation.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Video: Boeing 737 and 787 soar together

Watch the Boeing 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 Dreamliner soar together as they show off their advanced designs, superior performance and sheer beauty.

"This is a real video of our Boeing 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 Dreamliner being flown by our test pilots," The Boeing Company said in a description of the video on YouTube. "No CG effects were used in any of the footage. Video was captured mostly from a chase plane and helicopter as our newest airplanes flew together for the first time over Washington earlier this month."

Sunday, June 4, 2017

DailyWin app lets users earn real cash

I just won 50 cents on DailyWin, a free app for Android and iPhones that lets users earn real cash.

DailyWin is a chance to win real cash every day. The app offers users a unique opportunity to play free scratch card games daily for a chance to win real money. Thousands of users are winning real cash prizes every single day, the company says in the app's description. “Not to mention there are extra ways to earn cash by completing simple daily tasks such as watching videos, taking surveys, and much more coming soon.”
  • Free scratch card tickets everyday.
  • Watch videos to earn money.
  • Surveys
  • Make money for every scratch card you complete (even if you don’t win).
  • Daily Prize Wheel (Coming Soon)
  • Cash payouts using Paypal or Checks.
  • Always free to play, no in-app purchases required to play & win.
  • The app has already paid out over $2,465 to users.
Editor's note: I earned a total of $11 from DailyWin so far this year.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Four space launches planned in the next 24 hours

If all goes according to plan four space rockets will launch from three different countries between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 p.m. Thursday Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

First, a Japanese H-2A rocket will launch at 8:17 p.m. EDT Wednesday carrying the Michibiki-2 navigation satellite, part of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. The launch will take place at the Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima Island, Japan.

Second, a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket will launch at 4:27 a.m. EDT Thursday and release ten canisters into space about the size of a soft drink can. The canisters will produce blue-green and red vapor clouds visible in the sky. These clouds, or vapor tracers, allow scientists on the ground to visually track particle motions in space. The launch will take place at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.

Third, a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle will launch at 5:55 p.m. EDT Thursday carrying a Dragon cargo ship for the International Space Station. The launch will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Fourth, a European Ariane 5 rocket will launch at 7:45 p.m. EDT Thursday carrying the ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat 172B communications satellites. The launch will take place at the Guiana Space Center, French Guiana, South America.

Keep an eye on the DCNewsroom Live Video Events page to watch these launches.