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  • Comparison: Twitter, Facebook, Google+: Which business page is best?

    In the past two months alone, Twitter and Google+ have added company pages, following in Facebook's footsteps. The usefulness of each service depends on your company's needs, but to help you prioritize your efforts, here's what each has social network has to offer companies looking to engage with the public.

    Written by Angela West10 Dec. 11 09:39
  • How PayPal almost cancelled Christmas

    Internet darling, Regretsy, is a site and community built around poking fun at strange and weird offerings on the handmade goods site Etsy. Regretsy is also known for its charitable funding efforts, which have helped Etsy sellers in need and charities to the tune of over $100,000 since 2009.

    Written by Angela West07 Dec. 11 13:05
  • Google aims to mobilize your website with GoMo

    Despite explosive growth in smartphone usage, many businesses still have a website that isn't optimized to fit on a small mobile screen. If a potential customer can't navigate your store's site from a handset, there's a good chance they'll walk over to the shop of your competitor that has a mobile-ready site.

    Written by Angela West03 Nov. 11 10:44
  • Tips for getting more out of PayPal

    In the last 13 years, PayPal has expanded far beyond its initial growth spurt on auction Websites. According to its second-quarter results, the online payment service busted through the $1 billion-earnings mark and is processing more than $315 million a day in online payments.

    Written by Angela West29 Sept. 11 03:04
  • Facebook's new privacy settings and your business

    Facebook announced Tuesday that it will be introducing a handful of privacy changes to their 750 million users. AllthingsD reports that the new privacy features will go into effect on August 25, initially to only one percent of all Facebook users.

    Written by Ilie Mitaru25 Aug. 11 03:37
  • What the new Google Places means for your business

    Google has removed third party review sites from Google Places. Previously, Places pulled reviews from Yelp, TripAdvisor, Urban Spoon and CitySearch, as well as their own Google Places reviews. When the service initially launched about a year ago, these third party sites griped that their content was unfairly being used by Google, and that the Places reviews were appearing above their content.

    Written by Ilie Mitaru27 July 11 07:00
  • VMware buys another slice of the Cloud with SlideRocket

    In a surprise move, virtualization and cloud infrastructure specialist VMware has purchased online presentations tool SlideRocket. VMware purchased e-mail collaboration suite Zimbra earlier this year and this latest acquisition indicates VMware is staking a claim in the productivity cloud marketplace.

    Written by Keir Thomas29 April 11 04:14
  • Why you may not need Facebook to sell stuff

    Facebook is often touted as a must-have tool for small businesses as a means to boost their brand awareness and to reach existing and potential customers. However, the social network does not necessarily translate into more sales if you are an e-tailer. In fact, a Facebook page will have little or no impact on an e-tailer's sales, Forrester Research says. And using Facebook to boost revenues remains "elusive" for e-tailers.

    Written by Bruce Gain10 April 11 01:07
  • What Microsoft's IE9 moves mean for you

    Microsoft's Internet Explorer has created some ripples in the browser sector lately, which could have implications regardless of whether you are in the Microsoft Internet Explorer camp.

    Written by Bruce Gain04 April 11 23:53
  • HP joins the Cloud, but others are ahead

    One of the world's most venerable IT manufacturers is flying into the cloud. The new boss of Hewlett-Packard, Leo Apotheker, has announced that HP intends to compete with Google and Amazon, both of which dominate the nascent cloud services field. According to Apotheker, HP intends to have a cloud offering for every level of customer, from consumer through to enterprise.

    Written by Keir Thomas18 March 11 08:21
  • Salesforce Service Cloud 3 adds customer social networking

    I was pleasantly surprised during an online presentation about Salesforce.com's Service Cloud 3. At first glance, it looks like a simple and powerful customer relationship management (CRM) tool that takes advantage of social networking to help connect with customers.

    Written by Bruce Gain05 March 11 11:02
  • Six dirty SEO tricks you must avoid

    The past several months have afforded several high-profile examples of how search engine optimization, or SEO, should not be done. Last fall it was DecorMyEyes and the case of the abusive business proprietor, and just recently it was JCPenney and the case of the short-lived black hat success.

    Written by Katherine Noyes25 Feb. 11 00:48
  • Skype and Facebook: When social media collide

    Back in October when Skype 5.0 client software appeared, it was heralded as a good thing all round. It integrated Skype's audio and video conferencing into Facebook's social media management, allowing Skype users to view and comment on Facebook friends' posts, and to communicate with them via SMS and Skype's voice service.

    Written by Matt Lake24 Feb. 11 01:55
  • Amazon S3 offers complete website hosting

    Ever since Amazon launched its Simple Storage Service (S3) cloud storage service in 2006, people have been using it to prop up Websites hosted with other service providers.

    Written by Keir Thomas19 Feb. 11 08:20
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