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FEATURED ARTICLE — July 31st, 2014

Facebook’s Staggering Popularity: How it Woos the Masses

Facebook – since 2003, it’s steadily become the social network the world loves to hate. And yet it’s insanely popular, despite a near-constant barrage of negative feedback. From stream manipulation to increasingly shady revenue tactics, Facebook has never been shy about doing things precisely the way it chooses to. Nor has it been demure about being a profit-making machine. So why do millions of people continue to flock to the site every day?

In short, Facebook has been brilliant about giving the people what they want. Unlike any other social network, Facebook has a multitude of options and features to meet the needs of just about anyone. From socializing to games, advertising to creative expression, there’s a nearly never-ending list of things to do on the site,
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France’s Iliad Makes Bid for T-Mobile

T-Mobile is attracting lots of interest these days. Iliad, a French telecommunications provider, has made an offer of $15 billion in cash for a 56.6 percent stake in the U.S. wireless carrier, at $33 per share. Iliad said with the remaining 43.4 percent […]
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Jeremiah Owyang

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Driverless Cars Coming to British Roadways in January

Driverless cars will hit U.K. roads in January, the British government has announced. Unit now, British engineers experimenting with driverless cars have been restricted to private roads due to legal and insurance concerns. To prepare for the change, […]

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Search Engines — What’s In and What’s Out

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Google SERP Displays Change Again

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A Web Design Firm Gets SEO/Conversion Pointers

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Twitter Stock Jumps After 2Q Results Posted

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LinkedIn Makes Mobile Profiles More Tantalizing

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Yelp Adds Video Function to Review Site

Yelp is turning to video to enable users of its site to personalize their reviews. The online review site has updated its iPhone app to give its users the chance to post three- to 12-second video reviews of local eateries, hotspots and other businesses. Visuals […]

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Effective SEO Tips for Small Businesses

Every small business with an online presence has to deal with the issue of SEO. Most, however, haven’t a clue where to begin. As you delve into the topic across the endless articles on the subject, a feeling of being overwhelmed can easily taint […]

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Mapping Contest Lands Google in Trouble With Indian Government

Google is in hot water with the Indian government. India’s Central Bureau of Investigation is probing a Google-sponsored mapping contest that may have revealed the locations of top-secret military bases. Dubbed Mapathon 2013, the Google event asked […]
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Google Hangouts Gets Made Over for Business

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Apple Makes Upgrades, Lowers Price

Faster, more memory and cheaper. It’s not the slogan but it’s a pretty accurate summary on Apple’s news regarding MacBooks as the new 15-inch model Retina’s were given a bit of an overhaul and the non-Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch […]

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