Ecommerce Product Releases: May 3, 2022

Here is a list of product releases and updates for late April from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on augmented reality, international transactions, small business marketing, website builders, insurance for ecommerce merchants, and more. Got an ecommerce product release? Email releases@practicalecommerce.com. Ecommerce Product Releases Snap debuts AR Creation Suite. Snap … Read more

How a net-zero hotel is setting a new industry standard

This article is sponsored by Amazon. In December, Lamington Group’s hotel brand, room2, opened the world’s first whole life net-zero “hometel” in West London’s Chiswick district. Their hometel concept blends the comforts of staying at an Airbnb (think in-room kitchens and extended-stay flexibility) with the amenities and services provided by a hotel — all without … Read more

ARC: April Average U.S. Airfare Highest in Seven Years

Airlines Reporting Corp.-accredited travel agency air ticket sales totaled $7.7 billion in April 2022, a 156 percent year-over-year increase, the company announced Thursday. This figure is just under the $7.8 billion total from March, which saw “strong growth in corporate travel.” In addition, the average US roundtrip ticket price totaled $585 in April, an 8 … Read more

Charts: Metaverse Market Size, Participants

The metaverse is a network of virtual environments centered on social interaction. It’s where the physical and digital worlds collide. Many regard it as the next version of the internet. The metaverse allows digital representations of individuals, known as avatars, to communicate in various settings, including virtual reality headsets, augmented reality glasses, smartphone apps, and … Read more

'Superfuel of the future': Government hands out £60m to cutting-edge hydrogen projects

Hydrogen produced from offshore wind, nuclear, and ammonia among initiatives to be explored across 28 projects that have today secured fresh funding The government has today announced that cutting-edge projects to harness wind power, nuclear energy, and ammonia to produce green hydrogen are among a range of UK-based initiatives to share £60m of public funding. … Read more

News: MSC World Europa sets new standards for environmental sustainability at sea

As she enters the final stage of her construction process, MSC World Europa is set to become the greenest and most efficient vessel in MSC Cruises’ fleet when she is delivered in October 2022. MSC Cruises has today released information about the ship’s environmental credentials, including solid oxide fuel cells, a selective catalytic reduction system … Read more

Free SEO Tools for Do-it-yourself Analysis

Search engine optimization is not always complicated or expensive. Many tasks are doable in-house using free tools that analyze aspects of your site to help fix problems or errors. I’ll address five of those tools in this post. Free DIY SEO Tools Google Search Console provides an unbelievable amount of insights (and reports) into your … Read more

'Inaction is a far costlier choice': How 3C of climate warming could cost global economy $178tr

While unchecked global warming could knock 7.6 per cent off GDP, net zero could boost global GDP by 3.8 per cent, according to Deloitte Climate change could cost the global economy $178tr over the next 50 years if left unchecked, amounting to a 7.6 per cent cut in GDP in the year 2070 alone, according … Read more