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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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  • 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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  • Am I My Brother’s Keeper? | Seventy-Six Days’ Notice November 7, 2012
    I had an interesting experience recently,  one that has given me pause to really think about the strength of the human spirit.  Of what it means to be human.  I visited the home of two men, I believe they are brothers, who are, for lack of a kinder and much  more appropriate term, social outcasts. […]
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  • Savage sets sights on downtown October 23, 2012
    Mayor-elect sees revitalization of Halifax’s core as top priority Mayor-elect Mike Savage answers questions as he visits city hall in Halifax on Monday. (ADRIEN VECZAN/Staff) As Halifax’s mayor-elect, Mike Savage has a laundry list of must-dos and hope-to-dos, but there is one item he says is staying at the top — downtown revitalization. “I want […] […]
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  • 10 Easy Social Media Tips for the Struggling Artist July 2, 2015
    With each new year, social media changes the way that we interact with one another, making us even more connected to the people and interests we love most. But finding your place in a world full of endless chatter seems nearly impossible. Here are 10 social media tips to reinvigorate your strategy as an artist online. 1. Find Your Community Where do I belong […]
    Melody Nieves
  • You, Incorporated: Defining Your Personal Brand June 30, 2015
    With career mobility at an all-time high, the typical professional will work in as many as 15 to 20 different positions before retirement—and do all the job searching, interviewing and selling themselves that goes with that!  Landing the right opportunities to propel your career toward fulfillment requires a free agent mentality and the ability to sell yours […]
    Lisa Hunter
  • Get More Flow: Sort and Schedule Your Tasks by Creative Energy Level June 29, 2015
    As a creative, you've got two sets of demands to handle. The first is what you need for your own growth and inspiration. The second is what your clients want and expect from you. Creative work isn't magical; you're not a fairy-dust unicorn who needs to be surrounded by gauzy rainbows and sunbeams. You do, however, need to understand and respec […]
    Annie Mueller
  • Meet Tuts+ Reader Andrew Garcia June 24, 2015
    Name: Andrew GarciaLocation: Manila, PhilippinesTopics of Interest: PHP, WordPress, Laravel, Magento, MarketingOccupation: Web developerIn our series of Tuts+ community stories so far, you've met South African graphic artist Catherine Dawes, Brazilian web designer Tassia Pellegrini, and Malaysian front-end developer Ajmal Afif, among others.Today we […]
    Andrew Blackman
  • Want to Work For a Top Digital Company? Here's What They're Looking For June 23, 2015
    We all hear talk of the technical skills shortage and how tough it is for employers to hire the best talent, but if you're looking for a tech job, it might feel like things are the other way around. Finding and landing that perfect job can be a time-consuming, difficult and sometimes confusing process.In this article I aim to help you find your way thro […]
    Rachel McCollin
  • So You Want to Be a Print Designer? June 19, 2015
    Sticker designs for Stickeroni and Hallmark Cards by Maria Sarria.Print design is a varied category of commercial art. Graphic designers in the industry of print design find themselves working on magazine layouts, book covers and layouts, catalogs, greeting cards, packaging, textile prints, and more. It’s a long, fantastic list of artwork and design meant to […]
    Mary Winkler
  • Setting Up Contracts for Your Freelance Work June 16, 2015
    I’m lucky. I’ve been freelancing for ten years, and have never had a client fail to pay, radically change the scope of a project, or otherwise mess me around. But I hear horror stories all the time from fellow freelancers.The antidote to many of these nightmare scenarios is a good contract, but drawing one up isn’t simple. You’re a freelancer, after all, not […]
    Andrew Blackman
  • Keeping Ahead of the Game in Your Web Career June 10, 2015
    If you're anything like me, every time a new website builder or CMS is launched (at least a good one), a little part of you goes cold.As someone who's made a living for a few years developing sites for small businesses, I see these tools that businesses can use to create their own site as a big part of the competition. As the available tools improv […]
    Rachel McCollin
  • How to Set Effective Goals for Your Freelance Business June 9, 2015
    If you’ve ever worked for a company, large or small, you’ve probably seen that goal-setting is something they take very seriously. Many companies devote large amounts of time to setting goals and objectives for the year—not just for the company overall, but for each division within it, and for each employee within each division—and then measuring progress to […]
    Andrew Blackman
  • Tuts+ Is Hiring Business Writers (Topics Needed: Freelance and Careers) June 8, 2015
    We’re hiring writers to join our Tuts+ Business instructor team. Here’s the challenge; we want you to teach our students business strategy—helping them achieve their freelancing and career goals.What We're Looking ForYou’re not only a skilled business writer, but you can creatively turn a phrase, are well-versed in the process of research, competent in […]
    Sean Hodge

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