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An Infographic History of Computer Programming

by Bailey Koharchick

Happy (early) National Programmers Day! Without developers, we wouldn't have funny cat videos, obsessive Facebook stalking or (God forbid) the Google. Check out this great infographic, created by Ellie Koning and originally posted on the now defunct Geekzu.com. Read more »

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Why Your Company Needs to Understand Google

by Leah Jarratt

No matter the size of your business, Google is a huge opportunity to market your company and drive sales. But cracking the algorithmic code isn't simple, and understanding how to use Google to your advantage can be daunting. We'll show you how to do it. Read more »

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Playing with Google Glass – Changing (and Saving) Lives (Part 2)

by Zack Price

Entrepreneur Zack Price was selected to be a Project Glass Explorer for Google.  Catch up on Part 1 of his “Playing with Glass” series, this is Part 2… It was 2003, 10 years ago, but I remember meeting Larry Page like it was yesterday.  Google was a private company and their CEO and co-founder was... Read more »

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Google Glass Exploring (The tweet that cost me $1,500 and counting) Part 1 of a Collection

by Zack Price

I was minding my own business plans when the iOS notification came chirping in: Glass Explorers program?  “Woohoo”?  Exquise me, Larry, Sergey … W-T-F is a Glass Explorer? First a StartupBus, now this BS?  From bus-preneur to glass-explorer?  You’ve gotta be kidding me.  And why me?  And how can I play with this ‘Glass’?  I will in... Read more »

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Focus on awareness and metrics are keys to success

by Alan Gleeson

In this guest post, Alan Gleeson, General Manager of Palo Alto Software, Ltd., gives a U.K. perspective on entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship in Britain continues to remain very much in vogue, ably assisted by heavy backing from most quarters (not least the media and government). Prime Minister David Cameron has put entrepreneurship to the forefront of his... Read more »

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An Easy Way to Get Into Google+ Power for Your Business

by Tim Berry

If you’ve seen the power of social media in entrepreneurship and small business, can you afford to ignore Google+? I think not. Plus already has more than 100 million users, and some business press is predicting more than 400 million by the end of this year. But even if you’re already working with social networking for... Read more »

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5 Business Reasons to Be on Google+

by Cidnee Stephen

Early adopters are showing enough cautious optimism that it’s time you become aware of what all the hype is about with Google+, that’s if you aren’t already “building circles” and “hanging out.” If you think “Why? It’s less than a month old. How big can it be?” You need to know that in its tiny... Read more »

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How to UnGoogle Yourself

by Mark Macias

Today’s BIG Blog post is from Mark Macias, author of Beat the Press: Your Guide to Managing the Media. Everyone likes to secretly Google himself, but what happens when Google turns up results you don’t like? How do you get your name removed from the search engines when the material is damaging? An established New... Read more »

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Who Wins the E-Book Platform Fight?

by Tim Berry

Who wins? I think we do, meaning you and me, us, the consumers. Or maybe I should say, I hope we do. Funny coincidence. I posted here yesterday about the skyrocketing sales of eBooks, and this morning my email included a pitch for a list of the 50 best free business ebooks. I’m not posting... Read more »

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Seek Fame and Fortune with Android Apps

by Tim Berry

Did you miss the first internet boom, back in the 1990s, and fail to make your millions then? Did you not write the cute little iPhone app that made the teenager tons of money? Well, cheer up. There’s still hope. Read Google App Inventor: Now Anyone Can Create an Android App on Mashable. That post... Read more »

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Like it Or Not, Google Means Markets

by Tim Berry

A lot went on this week at Google’s developer conference in San Francisco. Google TV, for example (video below). I’ve got Comcast DVR and Roku these days, plus an iPad, and I’ve gone through ReplayTV and Tivo. But I guess I can’t get enough of this stuff, because now I want Google TV. Consider the... Read more »

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Setting up a Google Store

by Tim Berry

I just read How To Set Up A Google Store In Minutes by Lisa Barone on Small Business Trends. Lisa lays it out in very simple steps. Last week, Google released yet another gadget that may win them friends with small-business owners. It’s called the Google Checkout store gadget and it essentially allows you to... Read more »

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SEO–Snake Oil or Silver Bullet?

by Tim Berry

I’ve had a couple of posts in the last week or so about the importance of SEO, and particularly Google and rankings on Google. So it seems like a good idea to point out this one on Small Business Trends: SEO–Just Snake Oil? Blogger Janet Meiners Thaeler does a very good job following up on... Read more »

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The Importance of Google Page Rank

by Tim Berry

If you’re starting or running a small business, particularly a high-tech small business, web-related, and you don’t know this pretty well, I suggest you click and read The Importance of Google PageRank: A Guide For Small Business Executives on HubSpot’s Inbound Internet Marketing Blog. This strikes me as a quick and easy summary, going through... Read more »

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Learning to Live with Google

by Tim Berry

I think it’s important to understand the world of Internet search as defined by Google. In The Elephant in the Room on his blog, Coding Horror, Jeff Atwood lays it out clearly. Yes, I like Google. Yes, Google works great and has been my homepage for about eight years now. Google nailed search, and they... Read more »

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iLife, iPhoto, Google Earth, Faces, and Maps

by Tim Berry

Last night I drifted back to my Mac at about 9 PM. I’d installed the new iLife for 09 on my Mac earlier, after dinner. I started fooling around with iPhoto. By the time I pulled myself away it was the next day. I clicked to my Twitter account and wrote: oh no I just... Read more »

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Did you try asking Google?

by Palo Alto Software

How many questions do you have during the typical day? I get lots of them. Sometimes I get so many in a day I have to hide in one of the conference rooms just to get a little work done. Let me give you a few I got yesterday. Do you know of a good... Read more »

Phone Development Landscape Broadens

by Tim Berry

How fast the phone environment changes, and how many opportunities. The news this week is the new Google phone, powered by the Google Android platform. This seems like another open playing field for new opportunities. Read more »

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Good Time to Be in the Phone Business

by Tim Berry

Yesterday’s New York Times says, “First Google Phone Will Be Announced Sept. 23.” The phone is expected to become a challenger to other high-end phones like Apple’s iPhone and the BlackBerry line of devices made by Research In Motion. Other manufacturers and cell phone carriers are expected to introduce Android-based phones in the coming months.... Read more »

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Create company culture you can be proud of.

Create a Company Culture to Brag about!

by Palo Alto Software

On the Google Operating System blog (yes, I know, I’m a geek) I read a post about employee’s leaving Google and their testimonials on why they left. This particular quote from Mike Tsao, who worked in the Google Gears department, caught my eye. “What makes Google unique is its culture of respect. The tough interview... Read more »