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Webinar Highlights: Mobile and the Store of the Future

Webinar Highlights: Mobile and the Store of the Future

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The Secret Behind Twitter’s IPO: How The Hashtag Became A Worldwide Phenomenon

The Secret Behind Twitter’s IPO: How The Hashtag Became A Worldwide Phenomenon

by Samantha Sharf | shared from Forbes | This is a guest post by Jonathon Youshaei. A tech entrepreneur and journalist, Youshaei has worked at Google and YouTube. He also contributes to The Huffington Post. “What the heck is this pound sign doing here?” It’s hard to believe that’s how Twitter users reacted to hashtags in 2007. Today, hashtags are the cornerstones of the newly public company, helping users track trends ...

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How To Use Hashtags in Social Media

How To Use Hashtags in Social Media

by Mila Araujo | shared from  Social Media Today | Hashtags are used on all social networks now, becoming a critical way to communicate and link information everywhere from Pinterest to Facebook and Twitter. Hashtags are the key to discovering, communicating and sharing. Let’s have a conversation about hashtags and demystify what they’re all about and how to use them once and for all. Your business activity and personal activity ...

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Digital Activism Revisited: Malcolm Gladwell May Be Right for the Wrong Reasons

Digital Activism Revisited: Malcolm Gladwell May Be Right for the Wrong Reasons

by Thomas Phillips | shared from The OSU Blog | In his article “Small Change, Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted,” Malcolm Gladwell tells us that the digital activism of the present generation is not strong enough to endure the real-world challenges commonly faced in activist movements. He claims that because social networks do not provide the same support as interpersonal relationships formed between friends and cohorts, they must ...

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Gaming in PH: Should Be Seen as a Tourism Gateway

Gaming in PH: Should Be Seen as a Tourism Gateway

by Rey Gamboa | shared from Bizlinks in PhilStar | Let’s take Fitch Rating’s recent report on the murky prospects of the gaming industry in the Philippines as friendly advice. Last month, the international risk research company reported that the country’s gaming industry, now experiencing double digit growths, will likely encounter difficulties which would hamper its prospects beyond 2015. This is indeed bad news for casino projects like Travellers International ...

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The Pitch: 11 Tips on How to Woo Venture Capitalists

The Pitch: 11 Tips on How to Woo Venture Capitalists

shared from NestIdeas | Every couple of months at NEST we have pitch day. For 15 minutes the founders of different companies have the opportunity to pitch their business idea for the chance to join the NEST incubator and to receive seed capital. These are my top 11 tips for how to pitch to a startup incubator or a venture capitalist: 1. Be 100% Committed One of the greatest reasons companies fail is ...

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Bitcoin: Mt. Gox Falls, But China Sees a Gold Rush

Bitcoin: Mt. Gox Falls, But China Sees a Gold Rush

by Laure He | shared from MarketWatch | Now that the bitcoin giant Mt. Gox has fallen, is the craze for the digital currency fading? Well, at least not in China. The panic triggered by the sudden collapse of Mt. Gox this week seems to have less effect on the zeal of Chinese investors. On Friday, while fans in Hong Kong embraced the opening of the first bitcoin retail store by ...

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

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RunKeeper’s CEO Says Smartphone Will Eat Fitness Tracker Market [Podcast]

RunKeeper’s CEO Says Smartphone Will Eat Fitness Tracker Market [Podcast]

by Stacey Higginbotham | shared from Gigaom.com | Everyone is trying to be a platform company these days, but in this weeks podcast we explore the challenges affiliated with building a business around integrating various APIs and the need for a magical user experience. It is hard out there for platform. That’s the takeaway from this week’s Gigaom Internet of Things podcast. There are the myriad challenges of having to integrate with ...

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Insurance Woes Plague Growth of Rideshare Firms

Insurance Woes Plague Growth of Rideshare Firms

by Lauren Hockenson | shared from Gigaom.com | Rideshare companies are struggling to navigate the nuances of auto insurance policies, which currently leave drivers to rely on personal insurance in between rides. While ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar continue to expand their reach, the biggest threat to their success could be the mundane task of owning auto insurance. According to a report from Reuters, the nuances of insurance policies are preventing ...

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This Small Business Runs, Thanks to Other Small Businesses

This Small Business Runs, Thanks to Other Small Businesses

by Tracy Spahr | shared from the UPS Blog | As part of our series of posts leading up to small business Saturday, we’re shining the spotlight on Steve Crain, co-owner of A> Prompt Computer Service, LLC. He took some time to talk with us about his journey as small business owner. Tell me about your company. After I retired from the military, I founded a full-time IT business. Back then I acted ...

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Barley & Okra: Why Future Generations Will Thank Us

Barley & Okra: Why Future Generations Will Thank Us

by Robinson Meyer | shared from TheAtlantic.com | The most biodiverse room in the world is carved into a mountain in an archipelago north of Scandinavia. It’s meters from one of the world’s most important satellite relay stations, and about 600 miles from the North Pole. 2,000 people inhabit the closest town. The room is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, and, this week, it turns six. The Seed Vault, widely covered when it ...

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