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When I started blogging at the beginning of the year my goal was to post 3 times a week, no exceptions. Well, last week I posted on Monday, and that's it. When it came time to write posts for Wednesday and Friday I just didn't have it in me. I felt like I had nothing at all to say, and I didn't want to write a boring, meaningless post just to stick to an arbitrary schedule. Read More
Well, maybe you can fake enthusiasm, but probably not very well. And not for very long either. Read More
I was very happy to read yesterday that Amazon's Kindle is not being positioned to compete directly with Apple's iPad. Rather than beef up the features it would need to position itself along side the iPad as a multi-use tool, the newest versions of the Kindle will increase it's advantage where the iPad is weakest: it will be much cheaper (starting at $139), lighter (8.5 oz), and thinner (1/3 of an inch), making it the most accessible and convenient e-reader on the market. For more details check out this link. Read More
On Tuesday afternoon two large companies threw their hats into the social gaming ring. Gamestop announced their plans to acquire Kongregate Inc., a social gaming forum for free-to-play gaming. Kongregate currently hosts 10 million monthly players. Just hours later Disney announced plans to purchase another social gaming platform, Playdom, for around $763 million Read More
I've been working on my master's degree for a couple of years, and in December I'll finally graduate. I have a meeting scheduled with a VP at my present place of employment to discuss career options, but it's time to update my resume in case that doesn't work out. But updating my resume entails so much more than it used to Read More
When the iPad first came out I thought "Wow, that looks cool, but I don't really have a need for it." The new Flipboard app has me rethinking my position. Launched by Twitter and Facebook co-founders, Flipboard takes links from social network feeds and displays them as pages in a magazine. The Montreal Gazette explains in this article Read More

Few New Businesses Started in 2010

Few New Businesses Started in 2010 - Avatar Posted by pathenry123 under Startups
From 4513 days ago
Made Hot by: DebMark on July 22, 2010 4:55 pm
I just read a rather depressing piece of information: for the first half of 2010 the rate of new business start-ups was the lowest it's been in 24 years. According to a blog post for the Wall Street Journal "the 3.4% first-quarter start-up rate and the 3.9% in the second quarter mark the lowest first-half since (executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas) started recording data in 1986." The reason for such a dramatic decrease from last year is less than obvious Read More
On Friday Apple held a press conference to address the problem users have had dropping calls when using the new iPhone 4. As I mentioned in this post a few hours before the press conference Apple's best course of action was to accept responsibility, fix the design flaw, and apologize for letting their customers down.

That's not quite what happened Read More
Three weeks ago I wrote about The strength of Apple's brand as evidenced by the wildly successful launch of the iPhone 4. Since then, however, Apple's brand appeal has taken an incredible hit as the millions of newly purchased phones began dropping calls. The cause of the reception problems are a result of the antenna design, and this report on suggests that Apple may have known about the problem long before the phone was introduced to the public Read More
I received a comment on Monday's post that I should consider abandoning my rigid blogging schedule of posting every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 6am. The idea is to focus on quality posts and not worry about quantity. I agree that quality is critical, but isn't quantity important as well? Read More

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