Moo proving business etiquette still matters in digital age

LONDON (Reuters) – London-based Moo is doubling its sales every three years and proving that there is a place for a premium-priced business card printer in a digital age.

On Tuesday, the decade-old member of the city’s Silicon Roundabout tech scene posted 38 percent revenue growth for 2016 and a strengthened executive roster that includes a former chief financial officer for car-sharing pioneer ZipCar.

“In a society where our lives are becoming ever more connected online, the physical moments when we meet are becoming all the more precious,” Richard Moross, Moo’s founder and chief executive, said in an interview.

“Paper remains a very powerful marketing medium. It allows you to tell a story to people you meet.”

Fuelling its growth were sales to more than 20,000 small and medium-sized businesses employing at least 10 people. That category grew 55 percent for it during 2016.

Moo business cards allow customers to design highly personalized cards using their own photos on heavy paper stock printed with saturated inks. They are priced between $ 20 to $ 35 for a box of 50.

Moo Print Ltd reported revenue for 2016 of 75.1 million pounds ($ 99.5 million), according to a regulatory filing with UK Companies House.

Adjusted core profit last year rose to 4 million pounds from a loss of 1.0 million pounds in 2015. At a pre-tax level, losses were cut by more than half to 1.7 million pounds from 4.0 million pounds previously, the filing said.

Eighty-five percent of revenue for the company came from outside Britain, with two-thirds of sales in North America, Moross said. France, Germany and Australia are other sizeable markets. Moo has 500 employees at two UK locations and four in the United States.

During 2017, the company has bolstered its executive team by naming veteran City of London director Darren Shapland as chairman and Nick Ruotolo, the former European head of digital consumer printing leader VistaPrint, now a unit of Dutch company Cimpress, as chief operating officer.

This week, Moo named Ed Goldfinger, an experienced Boston tech executive as its new chief financial officer. He was previously CFO at security firm Veracode, Zipcar until it was acquired by Avis, and dot-com era web development firm Sapient.

Reporting by Eric Auchard; Editing by Keith Weir

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The Doomsday Vault Isn’t Flooded But We’re All Still Going to Die

It was a story that was too good to pass up. The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault had flooded because of global warming-induced high temperatures melting the surrounding permafrost. But according to one of the vault’s creators, the reports are pretty overblown and everything’s fine. Well, the vault’s fine. The…

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Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here’s how

If you’re running a Windows Server 2003 machine, you have a problem. Your already-vulnerable computer is now at severe risk of being hacked.

That’s due to the internet release earlier this month of a batch of updates that paint a bulls-eye on computers running Windows Server 2003, according to security researchers.

“I can teach my mom how to use some of these exploits,” said Jake Williams, founder of Rendition Infosec, a security provider. “They are not very complicated at all.”

Experts are urging affected businesses to upgrade to the latest Windows OSes, which offer security patches that can address the threat.

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Tyga, King, His Girlfriend Kylie & Her Fam All Jet To Costa Rica + Mariah Carey STILL Rocking Engagement Ring While Out With Bryan Tanaka

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Tyga, his son King Cairo and the Kardashian Klan are gearing up for a family vacation in Costa Rica. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey is still rocking her engagement ring from James Packer while out with her new boy toy Bryan Tanaka. Get it all inside….

It’s time for another Kardashian Jenner vacation that’s likely being filmed for their new season of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”

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No surprise that Tyga is tagging along with his girlfriend Kylie Jenner. T-Raww brought his baby boy King Cairo along for the fun, following their family vacation in Mexico earlier this month.  Kylie looked like she was proud to be on step mommy duty, holding King’s hand and carrying him from the car to the plane.

The four-year-old and his possible step-mom held hands as they ran up to the private jet to jet out of L.A. Joining them on the flight, Kylie’s sister Kourtney Kardashian, her mother Kris Jenner and Kris’ boyfriend Corey Gamble.

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Kim Kardashian West, North West and Saint West are also headed to Costa Rica with the family…sans daddy Kanye West. Mrs. West was spotted getting the kids of of their vehicle before boarding a private jet:


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Mariah Carey and James Packer have been broken up for about three months (at least). But, chick is still rocking her 35-carat diamond engagement ring.

The Grammy Award winner and her new boy toy Bryan Tanaka took the twins, Roc & Roe, out for frozen yogurt in L.A. on Wednesday. And Mimi had that massive diamond ring sitting pretty on her ring finger. Peep the pics here.

If you watch “Mariah’s World” then you’ve seen all the flirtation that goes down between Mimi and Bryan. It’s pretty thick.

Bryan is really crushing on Mimi, but we wonder how he feels about her still wearing her engagement ring from another man. We doubt he cares.  He’s just glad to be in the mix, chile.

Does it mess with his ego in some way? Or, maybe they’ve talked about it and it doesn’t bother him at all. Who knows.


Photo: FameFlynet/Mariah’s IG


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Still think it’s the Undertaker?

Question by : Still think it’s the Undertaker?
So we now know that the WWE likes to play games… We see shoes get out of a limo, they are high heels, we are expecting a woman, we are most expecting Stephanie McMahon, we know that HHH is set to face Taker at WM… It would only make sense…

Now, the lights are out, the tron is showing strange stormy cloud like patters, the trons around the arena are going out one by one… could it be? A bait and switch? Is this where the rumors of a Sting appearance come true? Could Sting be hosting WM?

IF YA SMELL!!!!!… Wow… though before even tuning in to RAW, my guess was that the host would be The Rock… but there were a few twists and turns… Now, take a look at this… Why would the WWE hype up a Taker return so much?

A good point to pay attention to is that Taker was buried by Kane, a SD star… He wants revenge… he won’t be coming to RAW so why would the promo be aired on RAW, for a Monday date (2-21-11 is next Monday)… It is obviously not Taker… plus, on the video aired last night… there are obviously two superstars pictured. Think about it… How awesome would it be?
Bobby, how much of a jackass are you going to feel like if it is Sting? I am not saying that it DEFINATELY 100% is… I am saying that it is not Taker… or at least not JUST Taker… Don’t be rude.
Why do people who disagree with this feel the need to insult me? It’s completely childish.

Best answer:

Answer by WeaverOfNightmare™
It could be both Sting and Taker. If you think about it; In the first promo we see a man outside the house. Second promo, the man walks into the house. Third promo, the man(obviously taker) is inside the house, while at the end of the promo, yet another man shows up(pretty much same attire like The Undertaker) Could only mean one person… Sting.

You can clearly see The Undertaker in the window, his chest and half of his face is shown, so obviously one of the two persons is The Undertaker.

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How do I get rid of the Cloud icon on steam and still play my games?!?

Question by : How do I get rid of the Cloud icon on steam and still play my games?!?
hi. one day for my birthday, i bought left 4 dead for 40$ !!! i wanted to play it like 3 months later but it was uninstalled. when I tried to install/play it, a cloud icon popped up on the status bar. now when i try to play it, it says, cannot connect to the steam server. please try again in a few minutes… or something like that. i bought this game when it first came out for 40 dollars and i want to play it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help?

Best answer:

Answer by GB
I heard that thepiratebay was pretty good at this kinda thing. And free!

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