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Google Might Change Google.com and Make Using the Internet Way Better

 Kyle Wagner As a fashionable internet denizen, you do not use a homepage, probably. You open a new browser window or tab, and you’re met with your Chrome apps, or … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unknown BlackBerry 10 devices hits the FCC with LTE support in tow, likely the Z10

By Daniel Bader on December 30, 2012 at 6:38pm in Mobile News If there’s one thing that we can rely on with impending North American phone releases, it is that the FCC will … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

VC Roger McNamee slams Android’s ‘profitless prosperity’ |CNET News

“The threat to Apple is that they forget their power and success comes from selling hardware. If Android gets too much unit volume, it’s a mistake,” McNamee says. by Dan Farber … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tale of two realities: Government not held to standard it demands of business

Do as I do, not as I say. For years, we’ve heard chatter in the business community that there’s no rhyme or reason around which businesses receive government support and … Continue reading

May 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5 Billion

After rumors that first Facebook and then Microsoft were in talks to acquire Skype, the latter announced that it has acquired the VoIP giant for $8.5 billion in cash. Skype … Continue reading

May 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Microsoft Nears $7 Billion-Plus Deal for Skype

Read This Article on the Wall Street Journal By ANUPREETA DAS And NICK WINGFIELD Microsoft Corp. is close to a deal to buy Internet phone company Skype Technologies SA for … Continue reading

May 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

HOW TO: Get Your Employees On Board With Your Social Media Policy

Maria Ogneva is the Head of Community at Yammer, where she is in charge of social media, community programs, internal education and engagement. You can follow her on Twitter, her … Continue reading

May 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

[SCAM ALERT] The BLOODIEST Fight EVER – BANNED FROM TV!

Here we see the end game of a typical Facebook Survey Scam. Each time someone completes a survey, the scam creator gets a commission. The scam creator will possibly have your … Continue reading

April 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

14 Best Practices for Long-Term Social Media Success

Brian Solis is principal of Altimeter Group, a leading research-based advisory firm. Brian is also the author of the all-new Engage!, an award-winning guide for businesses to build and measure … Continue reading

April 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

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  • Would Angus MacLean or Robert Stanfield vote for Harper? April 29, 2011
    by Teresa Doyle on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 1:57pm I grew up in a fiercely loyal conservative household. These two men were held in the highest regard. They were Progressive Conservatives we could all be proud of. Angus MacLean realized how dangerous nuclear power could be. Harper fired the head of Atomic Energy Canada for doing her job. She insisted that […]
  • IPTypewriters: Last manufacturing plant shuts down production April 26, 2011
      The final typewriter manufacturer shuts down in Mumbai BY: Brett Register CATEGORY: Trending Now An old manual typewriter is seen in Finca de Vigia, the villa where author Ernest Hemingway lived outside Havana, Cuba (Credit: GETTY) (CBS / What's Trending) Today in Mumbai the doors to the final typewriter manufacturing company Godrej and Boyce closed i […]
  • Five Years of Harper – Broken Promises April 21, 2011
    Technorati Tags: Five years of Harper,Election 2011 2006 Conservative Platform: 1. Require ministers and senior government officials to record their contacts with lobbyists. Government Action: Broken 2. Prohibit nominated candidates or MPs seeking re-election from accepting large personal gifts. Government Action: Broken. 3. Ban the use of trust funds to fin […]
  • What to do if you are being bullied April 19, 2011
    Cyberbullying sometimes escalates to serious situations, especially if the victim is lacking information when it comes to dealing with cyberbullies. Below are some things you can do to resolve or at the very least limit the damage of cyberbullying: * Refrain from Responding: Defending yourself from a cyberbully attack may seem like a natural response, but th […]
  • Dr. Harper’s New and Improved Medicare « Murray Dobbin's Blog April 17, 2011
    Medicare is turning out to be the sleeper issues in this election as Canadians continue to say that public health care – universal, comprehensive, publicly administered care, transferable across provincial lines – is their most important election issue, even more important than the economy. And is the economy that Harper has based his whole campaign on – aft […]
  • Best divorce letter & answer November 17, 2010
      Dear wife:        I'm writing you this letter to tell you that I'm leaving you forever. I've been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it. These last 2 weeks have been terrible. Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw.         Last week, you came home & didn't […]
  • Seal Caucus–Rick Mercer Rant!!! October 15, 2010
    It seems to me that the media is a little too obsessed with how controlling Stephen Harper is.  I don't really get this debate.  I mean, can we blame the Conservatives for wanting this in a leader?  A man who is firmly in control?  Because Stephen Harper is all that and a bag of chips.  And his idea to scrap the long form census is a perfect example of […]
  • NEW BOUTIQUE DISC JOCKEY COMPANY LAUNCHES IN OTTAWA October 14, 2010
    by Pulse Entertainment on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:26pm Pulse Entertainment promises a new standard of quality, style and sophistication for the “take no chances” customer (Ottawa) October 12, 2010 – MELDAN Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce the official launch of Pulse Entertainment. Pulse Entertainment is an Ottawa-based boutique business pro […]
  • Subject: DR Oz advice H1N1 October 30, 2009
    Subject: DR Oz advice H1N1 The following advice, given by Dr. Oz, makes a lot of sense and is important for all to know: The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem […]
  • RED SKELTON'S RECIPE FOR THE PERFECT MARRIAGE September 10, 2009
    1. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, have a little beverage, good food and companionship. She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays.2. We also sleep in separate beds. Hers is in California and mine is in Texas.3. I take my wife everywhere..... but she keeps finding her way back.4. I asked my wife where she wanted to go for our anniversary. "Some […]

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  • Bevboy’s Blog: Post 3131 – Saturday December 6, 2015
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  • Photos: Nova Scotia’s wild islands December 4, 2015
    More images from photographer Nick Hawkins’ visit to the island Source: Photos: Nova Scotia’s wild islandsFiled under: Uncategorized
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  • Fewer cars key to economic growth, U.S. city planner says | The Chronicle Herald January 25, 2013
    Fewer cars downtown and in other urban areas will help grow the Halifax region’s economy, a San Francisco transit planner says. (INGRID BULMER / Staff) More economic vitality downtown and in other urban areas will come with fewer cars, a Halifax city hall meeting heard Thursday. And car use should be thought of as a […]
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  • 2013 Ha!ifax ComedyFest – Comedians January 25, 2013
        The 18th annual Ha!ifax ComedyFest announces superb line up for event, April 24-27 in Halifax (Halifax, NS) – Celebrating its 18th year, the 2013 Ha!ifax ComedyFest presents 28 top Canadian and international comedians from Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27 in Halifax. The lineup includes hot comic headliners, Scott Thompson (Kids in […]
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  • Why the 99 per cent still matter in Canadian politics December 31, 2012
    LOLA LANDEKIC FOR THE TORONTO STARAs income inequality worsens, Canadians have become increasingly polarized. Hugh Mackenzie A year after the Occupy movement focused public attention on the income, wealth and opportunity gap between the top 1 per cent and the 99 per cent, the issue is attracting the attention of conservatives in Canada. Quite simply, […]
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  • Canada’s government should be “Idle-No-More” – Ralph Goodale December 31, 2012
    POSTED ON DECEMBER 30, 2012 Over the past few weeks, a remarkable movement has taken shape among indigenous peoples in Canada.  It’s called “Idle-No-More”. Beginning with four women from Saskatchewan, the movement is driven largely by women and youth using social media like Twitter and Facebook.  With the advice of elders, it’s committed to peaceful […] […]
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  • Constancy Constantly | December 30, 2012
    There is something so comforting, beautiful really, about those things that are constant. And no, I’m not talking about the constancy of change. I mean truly consistent – like the patterns of the ocean’s tide, the enduring ebb and flow. I can go to any shoreline in Nova Scotia and be assured that the waves […]
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  • Sense and Sensitivity December 4, 2012
    Warning: This blog may cause feelings of sadness. Reader discretion is advised. I know that my musings are meant to be positive, uplifting, glass half-full messages filled with hope and optimism. I cannot deliver on that today. And for that I apologize. But you have to know that not every single day can be an […]
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  • People Say the Darndest Things | November 13, 2012
    Have you ever taken the time to stop and truly listen to what it is that people are trying to tell you?  I don’t mean people with whom you are in relationships.  Relationships are best left for another blog, but I do so love sharing my perspectives on relationships.  Wow…major digression there.  I’m going to […]
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  • The Downtown Scoop…. Dawn Slone November 9, 2012
    Fate. Some people think that everything in life happens for a “reason”.  Perhaps it does. I’m not discounting any theories these days.  I just know that a few weeks ago I gave the graduating class at Eastern College (approx. 1500 people in attendance) an inspirational speech on the premise you never know what your future has in […]
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  • WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal: CMS Comparison Guide May 24, 2016
    If you are on the verge of creating a website for your small business, knowing where to start might seem overwhelming. Most small business owners usually want a website where they can update the content without having to call a web developer every time, so a Content Management System (CMS) is a logical choice.When it comes to CMS's, there are three majo […]
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  • 20 Best InDesign Brochure Templates - For Creative Business Marketing May 19, 2016
    You might think that brochures are an afterthought these days due to the penetration of digital marketing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Brochures help you get more customers by boosting your credibility. They are still one of the most effective ways to market your business. Local clients that you meet with in person will expect you to hand th […]
    Marc Schenker
  • How to Start a Consulting Business - With High Earnings May 18, 2016
    Do you want to know how to start a consulting business? For many professionals, consulting sounds like an attractive career choice. There's a lot of flexibility in the work and there can be high pay. In some cases, there's also a lot of travel involved.But what does it really mean to be a consultant, and how would you know if it's right for yo […]
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  • What Is a Franchise Business? May 17, 2016
    If you want to start a business, maybe you’ve heard of the term “franchising” bandied around, but aren’t really sure what it means or how it works.Don’t worry. In this tutorial, I’ll define a franchise business for you, explaining how franchises work and giving examples of famous franchises that you’re probably already familiar with.Then I’ll take you throug […]
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  • 20 Best MailChimp Templates - To Level-Up Your Business Email Newsletter May 17, 2016
    People love MailChimp because of its ease-of-use and beautiful designs.Problem is, many times it's cumbersome to try and use your own customized templates if they're not specifically optimized for MailChimp.Instead, you end up sacrificing either the intuitive interface or the jaw-dropping user experience. Neither of which are acceptable.Fortunately […]
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  • Excel What-If Analysis: How to Use the Scenario Manager May 16, 2016
    The Scenario Manager is a great, but often overlooked What-If Analysis feature of Excel that will let you swap multiple sets of data in a worksheet and even compare them side-by-side. This technique can help you decide between multiple courses of action or what the implications are among several possibilities.For example, let’s say we are concert promoters a […]
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  • 20 Best WordPress Magazine Themes: For Blog & News Sites May 12, 2016
    When it comes to magazine and news websites, WordPress is popular choice. Many well-known news sites like The New York Times, The Crunch, CNN, and others use WordPress as their platform of choice, since it allows them to showcase their content with a beautiful design and professional SEO. It also built to regularly update your website content with ease and p […]
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  • The Definitive Guide to Buyer Personas for Beginners May 11, 2016
    In the game I Spy, the spy says “I spy with my little eye something with the color blue.” Then the players must guess what object the spy saw based on that color (or whichever color the spy chooses). The game can be difficult, depending on how many objects are in the vicinity with the specified color. Difficult games of I Spy can be frustrating for spies, wh […]
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  • New Course: Designing and Building a Brand May 11, 2016
    What You'll Be CreatingIn our new course, Designing and Building a Brand, you’ll learn how to create visual brands from scratch and develop your brand designs into professional, comprehensive brand identities. Over six sections and sixteen lessons, you'll get comprehensive instructions on building and developing a brand from A to Z.What You’ll Lear […]
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  • What to Do When Your Images Are Used Without Permission May 11, 2016
    Finding out your image or artwork has been used without your knowledge or say-so can be a punch in the gut. In this tutorial, we’ll look at positive action you can take to seek a fair outcome.I recently discovered that one of my pictures had been used by a large newspaper chain, without my permission. After careful consideration and patience, I reached a suc […]
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