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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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This Week in the Tech Industry

This week will mark one of the largest weeks in technology history as almost every major technology company has a product, announcement, event or earnings report between today and October 29th. Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Google and others are planning major product announcements while companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Netflix have earning reports this week. Some of the big products being announced are Apple’s iPad Mini, Google’s Galaxy Note 2, Microsoft’s Windows 8, Surface and Windows 8 Phone, new Nexus phone from Google and LG, Nexus 7 Tablet, new...

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012
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Pinterest for Retail

A new study from over 7000+ online shoppers shows Pinterest at the top of their list for purchasing. In the new study, shoppers use Pinterest for ideas on what to purchase and in many cases purchase directly from the social site. What’s more surprising is that Pinterest outpaced Facebook and Twitter by almost double among shoppers making their purchasing decisions. If you are a consumer based company-selling goods and you are not considering Pinterest than you should start developing a plan. Sold

Every time you see a commercial you...

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Welcome Back MySpace

You are probably asking yourself if you read that right? Myspace? Our featured video today is the teaser for the new slick, beautiful Myspace. Myspace was once considered the mega social site that skyrocketed the social media phenomenon and gave a platform for sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN. The new Myspace is clean and very music centric which has always been its calling card. In 2010, Myspace had an increase traffic of over 30% and with the new profile creation could be on its way back to becoming a heavyweight in the social world. Insiders say Myspace has...

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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$56 Million Secures New COO for Yahoo

The Silicon Valley buzz just got a little hire when new CEO of Yahoo Marissa Mayer announced the hiring of Ex-Google Executive Henrique De Castro who was most recently the President of Partners Business Solutions at Google. His 600K base salary is pennies compared to the bonuses and stock options he received in his new position at Yahoo. This is just one more major move Mayer has made in her pursuit to make Yahoo the biggest comeback story since Apple.

Amazon Gears Up for Holidays

Amazon is preparing for the holidays with the hiring of over 50,...

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012
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Figuring Out Facebook Time

As monitor of your brand’s Facebook page have you ever wondered why a post you made two hours ago has only received 30 views on the timeline? Figuring out Facebook’s algorithm is better said than done. Here is a key strategy for you to try and get the most out of our Facebook brand page. Similar to Twitter, the lifespan of a status update is growing lesser by the day. Research shows the average lifespan on Facebook is just over two hours. For your brand page, post 5-7 times a day, every three hours. Engaging content will get more views. By reviewing what times...

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012
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Firefox Security Makes Browser Disappear

Mozilla Firefox browser is facing a huge setback as its latest version Firefox 16 had serious security issues. Mozilla said in a press release “At this time we have no indication that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild. Firefox 16 has been temporarily removed from the current installer page and users will automatically be upgraded to the new version as soon as it becomes available.” Mozilla has been facing serious growing problems with the rising success of Google Chrome and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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Google Search Update

Google has been spending the better part of the last few weeks making updates to its Search algorithm. Google has made at least four updates in two weeks with the latest coming yesterday that helps users find relevant content once they click through the website. The new algorithm allows Google to look at content above the fold on websites and use that to help in search results. Users are upset that the first few search results have a little content on the homepage above the fold and they have to continue to look for the information needed. This will really effect...

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Google Introduces Credit Card

Google is introducing a new way of paying for your Google AdWords campaign. Google is introducing a traditional credit card for Businesses with extra AdWord benefits. The new credit card will be available for businesses in the United States and Britain. The new card has a 11.9% APR, no annual fee, minimum monthly payments and 24/7 online support. The new card is in pilot but is expected to be available officially early next year.

Windows 8 Phone Pre-Order

Microsoft has announced the pre-order of the new Windows 8 phone on October 21st. The highly...

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012
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the creative process that combines art and technology to solve visual communication problems.

use it in real life: Lets say you want to promote your business by reaching out to the marketplace to tell them who you are, what you offer, and where you are. How do you do that? You could stand on a busy corner and yell, you could type a post on Facebook, write a letter or send an email….but how successful would that be without a unifying concept that combines your information with something visual that grabs the viewer's attention? Graphic designers work with words and images to...

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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The density of a color or the density of a piece of paper.

The opacity of an image or object can range from transparent (0% opacity) to opaque (100% opacity). The measure of opaqueness or how much you can see through a graphic or a piece of paper is its opacity. The more fibers or fillers in a paper, the more opaque (less see-through) it will be. Thinner papers can be made more opaque with opacifying thickeners.

use it in real life: Let's say you want to print a very saturated color on one side of a page, and on the other you have lots of white space. You will want to choose...