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FEATURED ARTICLE — April 18th, 2014

Quick Tips on Gleaning Information about Your Competitors

In a totally made-up poll, 100 out of 100 business people confessed that they’d gladly step into James Bond’s shoes were they but given the chance. That may be comfortably outside the realm of possibility, but a milder sort of espionage may well be within your grasp, if you know a few simple steps to get yourself started.

You may not be crossing international borders or saving the world, but you’ll still be able to gain a few insights about your competitors, their strategy, and their potential weaknesses. There are a lot of ways to do this, but we’ll cover some of the most likely starting points below.

1. Start with a Search

The obvious place to start is with a simple web search for the brand you’re interested in. Right away you’ll probably
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Technology News

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Replace Windows XP for Cheap

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Google Debuts Chrome Remote Desktop App for Android

Google has launched a handy little tool that enables users to remotely control their computer using their Smartphone or tablet. Dubbed Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, the app securely accesses a user’s computer from his or her Android device. Google […]
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Google Applies for Contact Lens Camera Patent

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Dude, You’re Still Living in Mom’s Basement?

We’ve all heard of them. Why there may be one in your basement or it could be you. We’re talking about young adults who, for a variety of reasons – most of them financial – are still living with their parents or a parent. It’s a […]
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Is Unfettered Access to Porn Bad for Teens?

You’re a typical teen. Your fingers verily fly over your keyboard or iPad when you’re bored, looking for something to view. Invariably, you’re going to punch up a porn site and, Whoa, duuude! There’s a whole new world of fun out […]

Social Media News

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Keep Track of Facebook Besties With ‘Nearby Friends’

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Twitter Acquires Social Data Firm Gnip

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Facebook’s Future Makes Great Fodder

Exaggerated or authentic? Depending on who you believe, Facebook is dying. Sure, it’s been the rumour for a few years that people are giving up on the popular social network and some recent moves by Facebook certainly haven’t sat well with […]


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Six Tips to Improve Your Online Shopping Store

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