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The New Rules for Bartering: No Cash? No Problem

If you're low on cash it doesn't mean you can't get what you want or need. "You can barter literally anything," said Karen Hoffman, who along with former business journalist Shera Dalin authored the new book The Art of Barter: How to Trade for Almost Anything. The book outlines how individuals and b...

Steering Around the SEO Blockade

As landing a high ranking through search engine optimization grows more competitive by the day, often blocking small-to-medium-sized enterprises from achieving top spots online, more businesses are turning to social media to find new customers. Many customers, meanwhile, are also starting use the se...

Climbing the B2B Social Media Ladder

Social media strategies are not just for consumer-focused companies anymore. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and their ilk are finding their way into business-to-business firms. Solid waste service provider Waste Management, for example, has set up a Web 2.0 shop. Interactivity is key, and social media...

Making a Place for Yourself in the Blogosphere, Part 2

Once all the technical steps have been accomplished and your blog is up and operating, it is time to start adding content on a regular basis and integrating it with social media. "If I had a budget for a blog, I would spend it all driving traffic to it," said Vlad Zachary, CEO of Career BlackBoard.

Making a Place for Yourself in the Blogosphere, Part 1

Starting your own blog does not have to be an arduous endeavor. "You just do it! There is way too much anxiety over blogging," said Lorrie Thomas, chief executive officer of Web Marketing Therapy. "Bloggers need blog technology and authenticity," she said. "It's not so much about the tools but how y...

Microsoft: Cybercriminals Find Easy Pickings in Older Software

Newer versions of Microsoft's operating systems and software products are better at fighting cybercrime than older versions, according to new research. Windows 7 and Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 had the lowest infection rates of any Microsoft OS, found the "Microsoft Security Intelligence Repor...

Bartering 2.0: No Cash? No Problem

If you're low on cash it doesn't mean you can't get what you want or need. "You can barter literally anything," said Karen Hoffman, who along with former business journalist Shera Dalin authored the new book The Art of Barter: How to Trade for Almost Anything. The book outlines how individuals and b...

Twitter Tells Devs There Will Be Plenty of Revenue to Go Around

Twitter's No. 1 focus is now on revenue, and the social-networking Web site wants to reassure software developers that they will get a piece of the growing pie. At Twitter's first-ever conference for developers -- the Chirp conference being held in San Franscisco on Wednesday and Thursday -- the yo...

Tweet Your Way Into a Job

The constant drumbeat of bad economic news didn't stop Jennifer Cloud from pursuing a job in her chosen field of interactive marketing. Armed with a degree in communications and a desire to learn new technologies, she started using Twitter. "I was wondering if the resumes I was blindly submitting on...

Ousted ‘Call of Duty’ Creators Ready New Studio for Battle

The cocreators of the blockbuster "Call of Duty" series are back in the game. Jason West and Vince Zampella, who formed Infinity Ward in 2002, are launching a new development studio, Respawn Entertainment, and the duo signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Electronic Arts, which will distribu...

Visual Artists Crave Piece of Google Books Pie

Photographers and illustrators claim that they are not being fairly compensated by Google. Seeking what the visual artists assert is their fair share, James J. McGuire, lead counsel for the group, filed a class action copyright infringement suit against Google Wednesday morning in the U.S. District ...

Wait for Slate, Suggests HP Vid

HP is trying to steal some of the limelight from the iPad. Less than 48 hours after customers lined up to get their hands on Apple's newly released tablet computer, HP unveiled a highly produced video of its yet-to-be released Slate tablet. It shows the HP tablet device will be heavily focused on mu...

IBM Teams With FAA to Neutralize Cyberthreats

IBM is joining forces with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to protect the nation's civilian aviation system from the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks. They are working on building a prototype security system capable of protecting the vast amount of information flowing daily through the F...

Report: Consumers Will Be Gaga for Mobile Apps by 2012

The global market for mobile phone applications is expected to soar to $17.5 billion by 2012, surpassing the total value of CDs sold, new research forecasts. The revenue from mobile apps is expected to increase at a 62 percent compound annual growth rate from $4.1 billion in 2009 to $17.5 billion in...

Mobile App Devs and the Quest for Cash

Everyone seems to be getting into the mobile app game -- but is anyone actually making any money doing it? The consensus is yes -- but there is more than one way to make money. Alexander Bartfeld took a hard look at the market before launching his software development company six months ago. Everyon...

Intel Bolsters Budget SSD Trend With 40 GB Drive

Intel is stirring up the marketplace for digital storage with the introduction of a lower-cost, solid-state drive aimed at the value segment of netbooks and laptops. The Intel X25 Value SATA SSD has 40 GB of storage and is priced at $125, adding to the giant chip maker's storage line of 80 GB and 16...

Massive Botnet Foiled but Thousands Roam Free

The three men accused of unleashing a vicious cyberassault that infected millions of computers worldwide may now be in jail, but the damage they left behind should serve as a warning for computer users to stay vigilant. The Mariposa botnet, a massive network of infected computers designed to steal a...

WinPhone7 Prototype Shoots for Business, Social Balance

Gadget enthusiasts got their first sneak peak of a branded smartphone with Microsoft's latest operating system installed on a prototype. Although mobile phones with the software giant's new operating system are not expected to hit the stores before the holiday season, Microsoft unveiled its first br...

FCC Chair Kicks Off Wireless Spectrum Tug of War

Lines are being drawn in the fight over control of wireless spectrum space. On one side is the wireless industry, which is "facing a looming spectrum crunch," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. "Without sufficient spectrum, we will starve mobile broadband of the nourishment it needs to thrive as ...

Walmart Buys Vudu to Take Another Stab at Online Movie Distribution

With its purchase of Vudu, an online service that delivers video to Internet-ready TVs and Blu-ray disc players, Walmart is hoping its sequel turns out better than its previous attempts to enter the online movie distribution business. The deal will put Walmart back in competion with the likes of Net...

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