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What’s in a Domain Name? Howard Lefkowitz Stresses Brand Strength

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What is the power in a name? In a keynote address at NamesCon, The Premier Internet Names Conference, Howard Lefkowitz shared his expertise in the travel and entertainment space as it relates to domain names. In a very interesting analysis, Lefkowitz points out that books .com, shoes .com, and even search .com are rarely used… Read more »


Go Ahead and Launch a ‘Coming Soon’ Page

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Let’s say you’ve just started a business and have filed all the pertinent paperwork. You’ve just bought your site’s domain, and now you’re wondering what you can publish online while the public waits for your completed site to go live. Of course, you could choose to do absolutely nothing. But where’s the fun in that?… Read more »


NYC Students Use IBM Watson for Apps Improving Society

NYC Students Use IBM Watson for Apps Improving Society

By now, I think we’re all familiar with IBM Watson. First made famous through its appearance on Jeopardy, during which the supercomputer competed against humans, the cognitive technology has become an arguably necessary tool for the future. Yesterday, the City University of New York (CUNY) and IBM announced the student winners of the CUNY-IBM Watson… Read more »


Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

Boston's Tablelist Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the Yelp website or mobile app. “Our partnership with Yelp will open up a world of possibilities to… Read more »


Which Marketing Techniques Should you Adopt in the Year 2015?

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With the progress of marketing techniques beyond “buzzword shifts”, 2015 is sure to witness further marketing changes. There are multiple forces shaping these changes and it’s important to understand how they will manifest themselves. Here is a rundown on the top marketing changes which are going to take place in the year 2015. Ad retargeting… Read more »


4 Tips to a Maintaining a Safe Website

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More and more, the website is the best business card a business can have. It is the point where clients can access relevant information about the company and gives clients a first overview of the company’s professionalism: chances are that a company with a tidy website will be more professional than one that does not… Read more »



11 Questions To Ask Before Hiring a WordPress Developer/Programmer

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Developing a website can be compared to solving a jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes the picture looks fine, but when viewed closely, some pieces are not in the right places. A website may function properly for some time, but when a change or any update is made, the site fails to work efficiently. Avoiding the developers who will… Read more »




Regex: What it is and 3 Sources to Learn More

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Regular expression, also known as regex, regexp or even rational expression, is something that many people might not know but can actually be very useful. regex is a sequence of characters that forms a search pattern or, in more colloquial terms, wildcards on steroids. For example, the most used expression to search all text files in… Read more »



Beauty and Cosmetics Data Startup Poshly Partners with People Magazine on New Digital Platform

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Poshly, the New York City-based startup that leverages consumer enthusiasm for giveaways into valuable data for the beauty and cosmetics industry, has announced a partnership with People, the premier resource for celebrity news, photos, style, and entertainment coverage. The beauty startup and entertainment publication are working together on a new data driven digital channel that will… Read more »


How to Fine Tune Your Ecommerce Store For Slick Conversions

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The biggest danger we all face is the act of doing nothing. Whether you are talking about the US National Security, as Erskine Bowles points out, and the risk of consuming every dollar of the federal budget, or your ecommerce website – the threat just may be the same. Your website can squeeze every dime out… Read more »