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Jonathan Ive, designer of the iPod and iPhone, has lost a claim for domain names carrying his name because his name is not a trade mark and because he shuns publicity. His name is not used enough in commerce to be protected, an arbitrator has ruled. Read More

The First Tweet From Outer Space

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From http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com 4801 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 14, 2009 1:49 am
Astronaut Mike Massimino, who blasted off for space from Cape Canaveral on Monday, sent out the first tweet from outer space. He's known on Twitter as @Astro_Mike. This example shows how Twitter is trafficking off of celebrity and newsworthy events. Read More

Choosing a Niche Small Business in Construction

Choosing a Niche Small Business in Construction - http://www.washingtonpost.com Avatar Posted by smallbiztrends under Management
From http://www.washingtonpost.com 4803 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 13, 2009 9:50 pm
This column looks at how one small business owner got into a niche construction business (rehabbing historic buildings). He started with just $5,000 and worked from his dining room table -- and built it to an $8 Million a year business today. Read More

For Microbusinesses, 4 Priorities on the Tax Wish List

For Microbusinesses, 4 Priorities on the Tax Wish List - http://blogs.openforum.com Avatar Posted by smallbiztrends under Taxes
From http://blogs.openforum.com 4803 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 13, 2009 1:21 pm
Did you know that that IRS says it takes 60 hours to complete a 1040 tax return with a Schedule C? All that complexity makes taxes a real burden. Here are 4 changes that would simplify taxes ... Read More
According to a recent survey by BlogHer and iVillage, 42 Million U.S. woman are using social media weekly. 22.7 Million read blogs, versus 6.7 Million who use Twitter. But the widest use is of ... Read More

Beginning Your Search For A Franchise

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From http://www.thefranchisekingblog.com 4804 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 12, 2009 7:41 pm
Starting the process of finding that perfect franchise is getting a bit more complicated, nowadays. There's this Internet thing we have, and with it, some terrific and mostly correct information. Of course there is some information that is incorrect, and some info that may have some "fluff." {hot air} Read More

Please Unfollow Me

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From http://www.pleaseunfollowme.com 4811 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 6, 2009 2:55 am
Jim Kukral set up this site to make a point about having lots of Twitter followers. On this site he invites you to unfollow him. His point being: most people won't unfollow even if you ask them to, because Twitter has changed from its early beginnings. Read the whole site to understand .... Read More

15 Must-Have WordPress Plugins

15 Must-Have WordPress Plugins - http://blog.marketnet.com Avatar Posted by smallbiztrends under Online Marketing
From http://blog.marketnet.com 4812 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 5, 2009 2:02 pm
This list of plugins for WordPress blogs and sites will help make your blog more viral, more social -- and make it work harder for your business. Read More

How to Talk with Employees About Tough Times

How to Talk with Employees About Tough Times - http://blogs.openforum.com Avatar Posted by smallbiztrends under Management
From http://blogs.openforum.com 4990 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 6, 2008 8:54 pm
In the absence of giving your employees information about the company's condition, their imaginations will kick in -- guaranteed. So nip rumors in the bud and talk with your employees -- here are 5 tips for how to do that. Read More

Social media: A spoke with many hubs?

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From http://eimr.blogspot.com 5075 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 13, 2008 7:32 pm
Larry Chase talks to three top experts, including Steve Rubel from MicroPersuasion, about social media, including what's working, what isn't and what has to change in your corporate culture to become a successful Web 2.0 marketer. Read More
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