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FEATURED ARTICLE — April 1st, 2015

Why Cyber Security is Imperative for Your Business

2014 was the year of the hacker. On what seemed like a weekly basis, new reports of corporate security breaches continually held the national spotlight. No company was too big to be affected, and some of the most publicized cases included brands like Target, Michael’s, Sony, Kmart, Home Depot, and Neiman Marcus.

Today, more than a quarter of Americans say their credit card information has been compromised within the past year as recently reported by a Gallup.com survey. Because of the disturbingly rapid increase in this trend of security breaches, brick-and-mortar and online companies alike around the globe are developing more stringent strategies to protect their data and customer information.

As the rapid expansion of technology continues to penetrate people’s daily
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GoDaddy IPO Set at $20 a Share, Company Valued at $4.5B

GoDaddy is gearing up to go public, pricing its initial public offering (IPO) at $20 per share, putting the firm’s value at a whopping $4.5 billion. The Web hosting company’s IPO is higher than initially indicated — the company had said it would […]
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Samsung, LG Decide to Play Nicely in Washing Machine Snafu

Samsung and LG are calling an end to a long and bizarre legal dispute over damaged washing machines. The two South Korean companies, in a joint statement, said they were withdrawing all complaints against one another, Reuters is reporting. The bad blood […]
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IBM to Invest $3B on Internet of Things

IBM will invest $3 billion over four years to gain a larger foothold in the Internet of things market. As part of the initiative, IBM is forming an Internet of Things (IoT) unit within the company and is building a cloud-based open platform designed to […]

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How to Use Conversational Keyword Phrases for Better SEO

With all changes in Google’s algorithm, it’s difficult to keep your SEO strategy on point all the time. The constant improvements in the search engine software can mean only one thing: you need to turn SEO into a permanent, progressive and persistent […]
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Google’s New Ranking Factor: Content Accuracy

You know that you need to write excellent, engaging content to help bring in more clients and clicks, but did you know that accurate content is just as important, if not more so? It is incredibly vital to your site, and can help set you up as a great, […]
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Translating Your Content: Can It Help Your Site Rank?

As a small business owner driven by big marketing goals, you are probably striving to come up with new methods to reach a larger audience. You know you can do better. You can make your website rank higher in search engine results, turn more prospects […]

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Facebook Begins Move Into New 430,000-Square-Foot Campus

Facebook has a new home. The social network’s employees have begun to move into the company’s new headquarters — a 430,000 square-foot building that comes complete with a nine-acre park on its roof featuring trees, walking trails and many outdoor […]
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WhatsApp Voice Dialing Expected in Coming Weeks

Android and iOS users of WhatsApp will soon be able to voice dial with the popular application. Image courtesy of (adamr) / FreeDigitalPhotos.net In fact, reports are already sneaking out that some Apple customers have been seen using the voice dialing […]
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Connect With Courtesy On LinkedIn

Have you figured out the Internet has changed the way we do business and the way we connect with other people? Social media has exploded, and most of us are overwhelmed. Not only do we not know which platform to use, we don’t know how to use each […]

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Things That Motivate Employees to Be More Productive

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Effective Communication in the Workplace

Communication skills provide a foundation for everything that happens in our world. We communicate with people every day in a number of ways and for a number of reasons. The business world is no different. Every type of interaction calls for a different […]
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Three Reasons Leaders Can’t Keep an Open Mind

Let’s face facts, many individuals in corporate leadership positions have created the illusion for themselves that their ideas alone are the best and their word on every subject within their sphere of influence is final, no matter what — even though […]

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You’ve Been Hacked!

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Senator Wants Answers on FTC’s Google Anti-Trust Probe

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If you are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to buy an Apple Watch, it might not be as easy as you think — unless you have $10,000 to spend. A report from MacRumors indicates Apple will not permit walk-in customers to purchase an Apple Watch. According […]

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