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Challenges remain as Internet of things becomes a reality

The Internet of Things is quickly becoming a reality as manufacturers are increasingly linking “things”, such as smartphones, appliances, cars and machines, to the Internet and to each other. IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, today announced the results of a survey that gathered insights from more than 1,200 Facebook members, which includes engineers and technologists, […]

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Mobile Ads Proving Effective, Consumers More Receptive

The appetite for mobile media continues to rise and  mobile is not just a fundamental part of consumers’ communication needs, but increasingly the core platform through which they access the Internet and engage with brands online, says a InMobi study of more than 15,000 mobile users in 14 markets. Naveen Tewari , CEO and co-founder at […]

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Smartphone users primarily rely on private WiFi

Smartphone users rely on Wi-Fi for their primary data connection, with Wi-Fi data consumption two to 10 times that of cellular data consumption, according to  Mobidia Technology, Inc., a leading provider of mobile analytics, in collaboration with Informa, whitepaper, “Understanding Today’s Smartphone Users. With that level of usage, it is not surprising that the Wi-Fi market has been dynamic […]

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Bar is higher for starups seeking first round financing, says Intel VC

What is the amount of accomplishment venture capitalists need to see these days to finance a true Series A r0und of a startup? The bar is higher than it used to be, says Mark Rostick, director of East Coast investments for Intel Capital. Intel Capital must be doing something right. It is number one of a list […]

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What do startups want from President Obama’s second term?

At the beginning of President Obama’s second term, Silicon Valley Bank, financial partner to innovation companies worldwide, asked startup companies across America: “What piece of advice would you give to President Obama with regards to supporting the innovation economy?” Simplifying taxes and focusing on building a strong talent pool made up nearly half of all responses, […]

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Nearly three of four moms shop on mobile devices

More than 90 percent of moms shopped more on mobile devices in 2012 than in 2011, and 2013 could be the year that moms and mobile shopping become inextricably linked, according to an end-of-year survey conducted by Alt12 Apps, the world’s largest mobile network for women including apps BabyBump, Pink Pad and Kidfolio. Querying more […]

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Which six tech & creative jobs will see above average salary gains in 2013?

If you can help a company “Leverage new technologies to increase efficiencies, gain business insights and produce superior customer experiences,” you may see a significant salary boost in 2013, according to new salary guides from  Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group, . “In some cases, there’s a shortage of individuals available to fill these highly specialized positions, […]

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Baby Boomers need to improve their digital security practices October 1st, 2012

Baby boomers have fully joined the digital age: most carry mobile phones, many use tablets, and significant numbers use social media. But they are not security savvy. A recent 15-city North American digital security survey shows a pressing need for baby boomers to become more educated about digital security. While the original survey by AVG […]

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Blu-Ray adoption slow but headed for 100M this year

Have you bought a Blu-Ray Disc player? With video streaming largely replacing DVD watching for many viewers, Blu-Ray adoption has not been rapid. Despite the slower than expected growth in the Blu-ray disc player market, the global installed base of standalone Blu-ray Disc (BD) players will hit the 100 million unit mark by the end […]

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Small businesses spending more time and money on social media (infographic)

Small businesses are spending more time on social media, primarily Facebook and Twitter, but struggling with the extra work it takes, according to the results of an exclusive survey on how much time and money small businesses spend on social media by vertical response. The company surveyed 462 small businesses on how much time they spend […]

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Eight steps to keep small businesses safe online

Many small and medium-sized businesses think they’re safe from hackers, viruses, and security breaches, yet have no cybersecurity plans in place, according to a worrisome new report from Symantec. Yet this handful of simple steps can help keep SMBs and their customers safe: Know what you need to protect: One data breach could mean financial ruin for […]

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Social media becoming critical to both job seekers and recruiters

Do you know what recruiters look for but seldom see on a job applicant’s social media networks? Posts about activities in professional organizations. A new report suggests that job applicants better check their social media profiles for spelling, profanity and other things a recruiter might not like. Despite difficulties, many Americans are increasingly adopting an […]

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Buy Valium Online Without Prescription

Valium – usage, dosage and benefits Valium is associated with a class of drugs popular as benzodiazepines. This is a highly popular drug prescribed by the doctors to treat excessive anxiety and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It is used to treat muscle spasms and prolonged seizures. Diazepam is the primary ingredient of Valium that affects certain […]

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How People Consume News In A Digital World (Infographic)

News used to be a premium product that people willingly paid for, but the Internet changed that as surely as it changed the music business. Now, according to a Mobiles Republic survey, people want news to be fresh, accurate…and free. Mobile devices and applications are driving even more news consumption by making it instantly available […]

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Corporations looking to the cloud to lower IT costs, replace legacy systems

Forty-four percent of U.S. executives aim to tackle current IT challenges through leveraging cloud solutions, and they are planning to invest more in cloud computing in the future. That is the finding of an IDC survey commissioned by T-Systems. Corporations expect cloud computing to deliver lower IT costs (26 percent) and to enable them to […]

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How to engage with Slashdot and other real-time communities

Slashdot, the popular geeky daily tech news and views site acquired along with other Geeknet websites by Dice Holdings this month for $20 million, has been one of the most popular tech-oriented sites since the 90s. In 2012, it racked up about 3.7 million unique visitors a month and gets 5,300 comments a day. Many […]

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Three-quarters of venture-backed firms fail, Harvard researcher says

Fail fast is advice we’ve heard venture capitalists give entrepreneurs at some conferences. They may not do it fast, but three-quarters of venture-backed startups never return investor’s capital, according to a Harvard Business School researcher. The Wall Street Journal reports that Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School says his research is based on data […]

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Kabbage adds some beef: raises $30M, provides capital advances

Atlanta-based Kabbage, Inc., an online provider of working capital  for small businesses, has raised a $30 million in Series C financing. That brings the total the company, which provides capital advances to small businesses, to $56 million in equity. The financing was led by Thomvest Ventures, the venture capital arm of Peter Thomson, Founder and Managing Director of […]

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Schools And Colleges Are Turning To The Cloud For Convenience And IT Cost-Cutting (Infographic)

One place where cloud computing applications are getting a foothold is in education. The benefits – access to applications anywhere and on any device and lower IT costs – appeal to many colleges and school districts. But while IBM, Microsoft, Adobe are offering cloud based products to the education market, there is plenty of room […]

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Hyper-connected moms turn to blogs and social media for advice

Moms today are “hyper-connected” to their technology devices and are turning to social media and blogs for advice and support, according to the third annual BlogHer eMoms study, providing insight on moms, kids, and technology’s impact on managing family life. One of the more surprising findings: more than half of children three and under are allowed to […]

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Six Time Management Tips For Entrepreneurs

In today’s economy, being a small business owner is a tough job. There are constant demands on time, decisions to be made, and stress about the company’s bottom line. For entrepreneurs who think that multitasking is the answer, numerous studies have shown that multitasking is not an efficient way to work. It has even been […]

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Jobs for Apple iOS developers up, Internet marketing, SEO down

For a time, new apps for Google’s Android operating system were growing faster than for Apple’s iOS – but no longer. Still, mobile phone jobs across the board grew 36 percent in the second quarter. While mobile is hot, the Internet Marketing industry panicked at the introduction of the Google Panda and Penguin updates, and […]

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Global data center industry robust despite economic threats

The threat of global recession is having minimal impact on growth throughout the worldwide data center industry, according to  DatacenterDynamics, a global specialist provider of content to the data centre industry. Full 2012 census results are due to be published in Q3/2012 and will provide the industry with robust information on the true effect that economic […]

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Social customer service: a competitive battleground (infographic)

Providing customer service via Twitter, Facebook and other social media is one of the first steps savvy companies take. Studies show that about 84 percednt of company social media use is geared toward providing customer service. That’s a good thing, too, because if your customers are talking about you on social media, you need to […]

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