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FEATURED ARTICLE — October 9th, 2015

The 6 Best Graphic Design Tools for Stunning Graphics

Visual content has become an integral focal point to the marketing game. In order for campaigns, social posts, and the like to succeed there must be a visual element incorporated. Over the course of 2014, 75% of all Facebook posts contained images, and this trend is likely to continue over the next several years. In fact, it is predicted that by 2017 almost two thirds of all consumer internet traffic will take the form of video content. Sorry words; visual content is taking over the web.

Despite how important visual elements have become, many marketers and business owners still do not have the skills and know-how to develop these crucial materials. Learning to cultivate proficiency in programs like Photoshop seems to be an insurmountable task for those that are already inundated with
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Technology News

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay Users Not Affected by LoopPay Hack, Company Says

Samsung Pay says its users’ data is safe despite Chinese hackers breaching LoopPay, the mobile wallet solutions provider Samsung acquired in February. Samsung said the attack targeted the LoopPay office network — a system that handles e-mail, file […]
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Handmade at Amazon Makes Its Debut

Amazon today launched its Etsy challenger: Handmade at Amazon. Handmade at Amazon is a section of the e-retailer’s website that features items crafted and sold directly from artisans. All products available on the new site — from jewelry, to home […]

FCC Grants AT&T Long-Awaited Wi-Fi Waiver

The Federal Communications Commission has finally issued the waiver AT&T has been waiting for enabling the carrier to debut Wi-Fi calling. Although AT&T offered Wi-Fi calling on a beta version of iOS 9 a while ago, it could not launch the feature […]

SEO News

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Local SEO More Important Than Ever Now

  If you’ve been keeping an eye on Google’s algorithm updates over the past several years, you know that it’s beginning to look like a veritable petting zoo out there. In addition to the many Panda updates that Google has rolled out, we also […]

Four Elements That Drive Title Tag Click-Throughs

When you look at the search engine results pages (SERPs) you’d be correct to assume that the website that ranks first gets the most clicks. The data on this varies, with some studies showing that the first link gets as much as 53 percent of clicks while […]
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Five Trusted Link Building Techniques that Work in 2015

Internet marketers are always searching for the latest, greatest technique to boost numbers. While it’s important, especially in digital marketing, to always keep one eye on what lies ahead, it’s also equally (if not more) important to remain focused […]

Social Media News

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An Irresistible Offer That Lets Small Businesses Compete

From large companies like Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy, to small businesses, millions are selling on the Web. The large retailers hold the advantage over the small mom and pop players, however. So just how do you compete with these mega corporations? […]
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Google, WhatsApp Partner to Let Android Users Back Up Messages

WhatsApp is teaming up with Google to make messages a little more secure. Now, Android users will be able to back up messages to Google’s cloud, instead of leaving messages on their phones. WhatsApp for Android enables users to create a private […]
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Facebook Testing Emoji ‘Reactions’ to Give Users More Options

Facebook today proved it is not launching a dislike button, despite rumors since CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in September his company was working on a solution to give members an option other than the traditional ‘like.’ The social network has unveiled […]


Business & Marketing News


What Is Your Business Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan

Are you prepared to protect the company you worked so hard to grow?  Is your business ready for the weather event of the century? If your company building burned down or was hit by a category-five hurricane today, would your business information be safe? […]
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How Businesses Can Be Prepared for an Incident Response

It often seems the media is reporting on data breaches and hacks that have impacted major organizations every day. Incidents are definitely on the rise. Cyber-criminals are becoming increasingly savvy, making it more important than ever that IT professionals […]

How Do You Know if it’s Time to Redefine Your Blog’s Niche?

If a frowny emoticon best describes your analytics or ad revenue report then you’ve come to the right place. You put a lot of time into carving out your niche, generating ideas, and building your authority but you’re paddling in circles with one oar. […]

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Assange Accuses U.S. Government of Committing ‘Lawfare’

The founder of controversial WikiLeaks is calling conspiracy on the American government. Image courtesy of (Kittisak) / In a phone interview with Radio New Zealand, Julian Assange questioned why U.S. authorities have appointed the […]
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Senator Says Google Must Do More to Clean Up YouTube Kids

Google-owned YouTube could soon have the Senate on its back about inappropriate content in the video platform’s Kids app. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) addressed the Senate Wednesday about an ongoing problem: vulgar and dangerous content sneaking into […]
Edward Snowden

Snowden Willing to Do Prison Time

Edward Snowden wants to return to the United States and he’s willing to spend time in jail to make that happen. National Security Agency photo The NSA whistleblower told BBC in a lengthy interview he would be open to spending time behind bars if […]


Announcing Toptal Designers

San Francisco, CA, Oct. 7, 2015 – Toptal, the world’s leading provider of senior freelance software engineering talent, today announced the addition of expert designers to its exclusive global freelance community. Responding to client demand, Toptal […]

EatBy Smart Kitchen App launches for Apple devices

A new contributor to the “internet of things” has launched this week on the Apple App store. The EatBy Smart Kitchen App is a utility app that saves its users money and reduces food waste. It displays food stored in the kitchen, reminds users to eat […]

Flashphoner Presents HTML5 RTSP Video Player for Online Broadcasting in iOS Safari

Flashphoner releases unique real-time streaming video player for mobile iOS Safari browser based on HTML5 technology, as a part of its solution Web Call Server 4 – server-side streaming video and telecommunication platform. The purpose of the product […]

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