Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Responsive websites are an absolute must to reach today’s consumers!

If you’ve ignored previous warnings and your business isn’t taking advantage of responsive web design right now or planning on it in the very near future, you are in danger of going out of business in 2014. There are three exceptions to the rule; 1) you don’t depend on your website to stay in business, [...]

By |February 27th, 2014|Mobile Development, Responsive Design, Social Marketing|0 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg: ‘We Want to Create a Dial Tone for the Internet’

In his first major appearance since Facebook's stunning $16 billion acquisition of mobile messaging company WhatsApp last week, Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the Mobile World Congress on Monday to explain his plan for the company's future in mobile: "We want to create a dial tone for the Internet." Early in the address, Zuckerberg [...]

By |February 27th, 2014|Social Marketing|0 Comments

Boeing’s Black: This Android phone will self-destruct

Earlier this month, Boeing submitted details about its new high-end smartphone, simply called "Black," to the FCC, along with a request that most of those details be kept secret. The Black (FCC ID H8V-BLK) is an Android phone with a feature for a very specific demographic: it will self-destruct if tampered with. In a letter [...]

By |February 26th, 2014|Mobile Development|0 Comments

Social media lie detector: Can it work and is it wise?

Rumors can spread quickly on social media.A new project aims to figure out how to identify, in near real-time, whether they're true. Called Pheme, the three-year project is using text-mining technology to cull information from large amounts of text data, such as tweets, Kalina Bontcheva, lead researcher for Pheme, said in an interview with USA [...]

By |February 26th, 2014|Social Marketing, Social Media, Web Applications|0 Comments

U.S. House passes bill allowing mobile phone unlocking

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow mobile phone users to unlock their devices and switch carriers, overriding a 2013 decision by the Library of Congress to make the practice illegal. The House passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act by a vote of 295-114 late Tuesday, despite [...]

By |February 26th, 2014|Mobile Development|0 Comments

Linux snapshot: Pay rates and employers with the most job ads

Linux experts get higher pay checks, better opportunities as their skills are still hard-to-find. If paychecks are any kind of a measure, then people with Linux skills are doing better than most. The national median annual IT salary is $91,050, or $43.77 per hour, while the national medium annual salary for Linux-certified information technology professionals [...]

By |February 25th, 2014|Jobs|0 Comments

This Man’s $600,000 Facebook Disaster Is A Warning For All Small Businesses

Raaj Kapur Brar runs a small but successful empire of online fashion magazines from his base just outside Toronto. Some of his titles are huge online brands, such as Fashion & Style Magazine, which has 1.6 million Facebook fans.That's more fans than Elle magazine has. Even his niche brands, such as South Asian Fashion, are [...]

By |February 22nd, 2014|Advertising, Social Marketing, Social Media|0 Comments

Steve Jobs wanted Sony VAIOs to run Mac’s operating system

If Steve Jobs had gotten his way, that VAIO in your lap could've been running OS X, Apple's operating system. It sounds like fiction, but consider the source: former Sony president Kunitake Ando. The revelation, which stems from an interview Ando gave to Japanese journalist Nobuyuki Hayashi in 2011, highlights the close relationship Jobs reportedly [...]

By |February 5th, 2014|Hardware|0 Comments