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3 Trends to Watch in Performance and Brand Advertising

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In this two-part series, Per Pettersen, founder and CEO of Impact Radius (and former co-founder of Commission Junction) highlights six key trends that are likely to affect the performance and brand advertising markets in 2014. 1. Mobile advertising will continue to explode With more than 4.8 billion mobile devices in use around the globe –… Read more »


Cyber Security Breach: Phishing Site Steals Apple IDs

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In yet another example of a cyber security breach, the EA server was recently hacked, and its website was used to host a phishing site intended to steal Apple IDs. Unfortunately, such online security breaches are becoming more common as hackers take advantage of vulnerable servers with inadequate security measures. How can companies protect against… Read more »



5 Top Apps for Online Storage

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With the across-the-board adoption of smartphones, tablets and laptops, technology is seeing less and less need for bulky hard drives. People are ascending to the cloud. Need storage for your cellphone snaps? Fly to the cloud. Want to synchronize a file across your many devices? The cloud can do that. If nothing else, online storage… Read more »


4 Online Education Trends for 2014

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Looking ahead this year, business owners worldwide are definitely in board rooms steering up plans designed to ensure they have a successful 2014, and the world of online education is no different. The industry has a projected monetary growth of approximately 10 percent between 2012 and 2015, so educators and education startups should take notice… Read more »





No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published by John O’Leary on the Rising Above blog. As leaders, we are challenged each day to say “yes” to ever-increasing responsibilities. We’re charged to say “yes” to increasing sales with less time and fewer marketing dollars. Our answer must be “yes” to serve more patients, increase test scores,… Read more »


A Day in the Life of a Digital Nomad in Bali

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It’s Tuesday, February 4, and my alarm goes off at 6:15 am. With 6 hours sleep, I’m not happy to be awake. I mentally berate myself: should have gone to bed earlier! Not wanting to disturb my traveling companion, I slink into the bathroom. I left my computer and headphones there the night before, ready… Read more »



Pittsburgh’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

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Last night we were back in Pittsburgh for a Mixer & Startup Showcase, and it was an awesome night! It included the Best Pitch award determined by our live SMS poll and the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll. Here are the winners: Pittsburgh’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Best Pitch LifeShel is empowering individuals to prevent sexual assault…. Read more »





Watch DC-Based Zoobean on Shark Tank This Friday

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DC-based startup Zoobean, which offers a web recommendation service that helps parents discover apps and books for their children, recently announced that its founders, Jordan Lloyd Bookey and Felix Brandon Lloyd, will be featured on tomorrow’s episode of Shark Tank. The episode airs at 9 pm EDT on ABC. “We were thrilled to present Zoobean to the Sharks,” said Lloyd, Zoobean’s… Read more »