Is The Cloud Boosting The Startup Economy? + MORE

Is The Cloud Boosting The Startup Economy? – bizpenguin.com Many startups in the past three years have said that they would not have been successful if it weren’t for cloud computing, which enabled them to create an IT infrastructure to support their operations without taking a bite out of their precious capital. Unlike in the boom years around 2000, startups are conserving capital rather than spending on lavish launch parties, prestigious office space and Aeron chairs… Continue Reading On bizpenguin.com » Crowdsourcing’s New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV – youngentrepreneur.com CNBC announces a new television show called ‘Crowd Rules’ where business...

The Pros and Cons of Investing in Foreclosures

There’s no denying that foreclosures can be attractive to the individual looking for investment opportunities that are backed by tangible assets. Even though the market isn’t exactly ripe for flipping just yet (and may not be for several years to come), those with money to invest in property could purchase foreclosures for the purpose of using them as long-term investments (as in a primary residence) or even adding passive income until the time of a sale (as with rental properties). So long as you stay on top of mortgage payments, insurance, and maintenance, do a few upgrades, and wait for...

Guest Post: One of Facebook’s Most Underestimated Advertising Tools + MORE

This week at Microsoft: Earnings, Azure, and 7″ tablets – thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ It was a busy week in the realm of Microsoft – thank god that isn’t an MMORPG – so we shall have to be summary in our notes today. Check your coffee mug, is it full? We have some ground to cover. Before we dive in, double check that you are following TNW’s Microsoft channel on Facebook, and Twitter… Continue Reading On thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ » Facebook brings Promoted Posts to mobile, tests audience options on desktop – insidefacebook.com Facebook has brought its Promoted Posts feature for pages to its mobile...

Alternatives to Google Reader + MORE

Alternatives to Google Reader – bloggingtips.com Many people are disappointed by the shut down of Google reader, however, it is not the end of the world for people who use it. There are several alternatives to the popular Google reader that can be used to perform the same functions. Each alternative offers something different to choose from, leaving Google Reader users the opportunity to find a reader that is perfect for them… Continue Reading On bloggingtips.com » 5 Keys to Writing Excellent Blog Posts – problogger.net Today in a radio interview I was asked to give 4-5 quick tips on...

NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Raises Quarterly Dividend 33.3% to $0.12; 1.8% Yield + MORE

Weekend Readings – intelligentspeculator.net I’m very excited about having a first “warm” weekend! It’s about time right? I know that for some of you, it’s never an issue.. but believe me, I’m thrilled. Even better, today, the NFL schedule was released for next year, I’m trying to find games that I could potentially attend… hoping to see at least one this year:) Are any of you planning to go see a game? If so, which one? General Readings -Obama’s chained CPI explained @ DarwinsMoney -Most $100 bills live outside the US @ NPR Dividend/Passive Income Readings -Portfolio update Q1 @...

3 Reputation Management Cases You Don't Want to Miss + MORE

How to To Do Effective Link Building Outreach For Your SEO Campaign – searchenginepeople.com/blog In the world of internet marketing, there is nothing more important than link building Even with the evolution of SEO and the introduction of social media as a new Google ranking metric, link building is still one of the most important SEO strategies one can employ. How does one go about implementing effective link building? The best way to answer that question is to look at link building as link earning instead… Continue Reading On searchenginepeople.com/blog » Google Earnings: Q1 Revenue Rises And Paid Clicks Up...

2013 Q1 Google Earnings Call Reveals Real Reason for Google Fiber? + MORE

[Video] Email Marketing: Use website content to increase list size – marketingexperiments.com/blog/ Tweet Optimization Summit 2013, held May 20-23 in Boston, is just weeks away. To help get you in the proper mindset for four days of hands-on learning and expert-led presentations, we’re continuing our series of video shorts highlighting the most memorable sessions from last year’s event.    As MECLABS’ Managing Director Flint McGlaughlin said at Optimization Summit 2012, “Best practices on the Internet are typically pooled ignorance… Continue Reading On marketingexperiments.com/blog/ » Facebook Mobile Gets Major Upgrades Including Mobile Open Graph, Better Logins & “Facebook Technology Partners” –...

Be Do Have + MORE

11 Body transformations – before and after photos – motivationblog.org   The post 11 Body transformations – before and after photos appeared first on Motivational quotes and posters. Continue Reading On motivationblog.org » A Special Message and FREE Gift for You from Project Meditation – theselfimprovementblog.com/ The bravery and compassion shown by the people affected by the dreadful bombings of the Boston Marathon on Monday shows the human spirit will not be overcome. Our deepest sympathies, love and compassion go out to everyone who is grieving and suffering. When attacks like this happen it shocks and literally staggers our peace...

How are you making your millions? + MORE

Utilizing Your Smart Phone to Stay on Top of Your Finances – doablefinance.com Technology is a great tool that can help a person manage all aspects of life including health and finances. Smart phones are filled with applications that allow a person to play or stay up to date on important information. These apps have the power to make life a little easier to navigate. Here are a … Continue Reading On doablefinance.com » My Dad was Awesome – makingsenseofcents.com Today marks 5 years since my dad passed away. It’s a sad day, but I know to make each day...

Raymond James's Marchon Discusses BAC Earnings (Audio) + MORE

Why Stocks Are Falling Hard Again – dailyfinance.com Filed under: Investing This week has felt like a rollercoaster for investors. On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by more than 260 points. It recovered about 150 of those on Tuesday, only to give almost 140 back right back yesterday. And today the market’s down yet again. As of 2:45 p… Continue Reading On dailyfinance.com » Mediocre Performance Clouding BB&T's Long-Term Value – investopedia I remain quite positive on BB&T shares, though I am more bullish than most sell-side analysts.     Continue Reading On investopedia » Raymond James's Marchon Discusses BAC...

How to Retire Early – Let’s Run the Numbers + MORE

How Can I Become Financially Independent? – thesimepledollar.com Greg writes in: I don’t see how a person making minimum wage can ever become financially independent. It’s basically impossible. It’s far from impossible. It’s just a matter of priorities. Let’s say you’re single and live in Washington state, where minimum wage is $9… Continue Reading On thesimepledollar.com » How Much Do Americans REALLY Pay in Taxes? – moneyinfant.com I don’t normally talk about tax issues because other than at this time of year I don’t think much about them. However, in the spirit of the just passed tax season I want...

Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries + MORE

Power to the People (for a Profit) – inc.com Many companies have tried to bring sustainable solar power to Africa. Azuri Technologies is one of the few to succeed.Simon Bransfield-Garth was standing awestruck in the middle of a dark village in rural Zimbabwe one night last year. Earlier that day, his company, Azuri Technologies, had installed one of its low-cost, pay-as-you-go solar panels on a test house in the village… Continue Reading On inc.com » 5 Free Web Apps for Your Small Business Event Promotion – bizpenguin.com You have this great idea to gather like-minded local small business owners in...

Google+ comments are now part of Blogger + MORE

CISPA passes the House 288 to 127, its future uncertain following the President’s veto threat – thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ We’ve done it again: Today the House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) with 288 votes in favor besting 127 votes opposed. Eighteen representatives abstained. That vote tally compares to last year’s vote on the bill, in the previous Congress, in which CISPA passed 248 to 168… Continue Reading On thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ » Facebook announces new mobile platform features to give app developers better tools – insidefacebook.com Facebook today announced a number of changes meant to improve the experience and increase the possibilities for mobile...

Internet Marketing 101: Sell Benefits, Not Features + MORE

How Social Media Killed The Postcard [Infographic] – blogherald.com Remember when you use to take a trip to Hawaii and you would purchase a postcard to send home? Those days are long gone and social media is to blame. The team at Skyscanner recently conducted a Social Media Use Poll in the UK and they discovered that most travelers have turned to social media in place of paper-based postcards… Continue Reading On blogherald.com » The Definitive Guide to Setting Up and Marketing a Podcast to Help Grow Your Blog – problogger.net This is a Guest Contribution by Chris Ducker, from ChrisDucker.com. It’s...

Personal Finance Tips: How Young Adults Can Secure Their Future

In case of imparting personal financial know-how to the young adults, it’s quite unfortunate to see that they aren’t trained well until they become graduates and start off with their professional lives. However, these things do not require dedicated hours of mathematical calculations rather; young adults can acquire sound financial knowledge with a little reading. Personal financial management tips for young adults For starters, they can have a look at the below discussed personal financial tips that are crucial to lead a safe and financially prosperous life. Take charge of your own finances If you fail to become smart with...

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (WWW) Declares $0.12 Quarterly Dividend; 1% Yield + MORE

The right time to sell dividend stocks – dividendgrowthinvestor.com With the market hitting fresh 17 month highs, investors have to look hard in order to find attractively valued opportunities. Plenty of stocks such as Aflac (AFL), Emerson Electric (EMR), 3M (MMM) and Realty Income (O) ,which in early 2009 rewarded enterprising dividend investors with their highest yields in a decade, are now yielding much less… Continue Reading On dividendgrowthinvestor.com » Dividend Increase: KMI – dgmachine.blogspot.com/ Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) is increasing its quarterly dividend by 2.7%, from $0.37 to $0.38 per share (press release). This is the second increase from...

International Search Summit Keynote: Yandex Co-Founder & CTO Ilya Segalovich + MORE

Keyword Targeting on Twitter: The Right Place, The Right Time – searchenginepeople.com/blog Today Twitter launched a keyword targeting option, drastically improving the value of their advertising products. Intent is the strongest indicator of potential interest in an advertiser's offer. For this reason, AdWords has become an unbelievably successful product; this search/intent targeting has catapulted Google to the forefront of direct response advertising online… Continue Reading On searchenginepeople.com/blog » International Search Summit Keynote: Yandex Co-Founder & CTO Ilya Segalovich – searchengineland.com Yandex is Russia’s leading search engine, besting even mighty Google in numbers of unique visitors in its home country. But...

Beverage Ads Dominate Consumer Goods Category on Mobile + MORE

Marketing Day: April 17, 2013 – marketingland.com Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Facebook Announces Cost-Per-Action Bidding Facebook is hard at work to deliver and prove value to advertisers. Its recent announcements about….. Continue Reading On marketingland.com » Beverage Ads Dominate Consumer Goods Category on Mobile – marketingpilgrim.com Consumers will use their tablet to shop for clothes and their smartphone to search for a local restaurant but what about those small but important things in life such as toilet paper, milk...

Glasses Hangers, iPad Gestures, and Kindle Translation + MORE

Creative Ways to Demonstrate Affection – selfhelpzone.com Everyone knows that the key to maintaining a happy, fulfilling relationship is showing your partner just how much they mean to you.  If you’ve seemed to run out of ideas in that department, you’re in luck because here’s a list of some of the best ways to show your affection so your significant other knows [… Continue Reading On selfhelpzone.com » 4 Key Psychological Elements For Surviving Violence – theselfimprovementblog.com/ By Angie M. Tarighi Surviving a fight for your life depends on both psychological preparedness and well practiced self-defense skills. There are 4...

How Debt Started My Quest Toward Financial Literacy + MORE

Manage Your Money Like a Pro – according to Jean Chatzky – dinksfinance.com (This is a guest post from NBC Today Financial Editor Jean Chatzky) We’re right on the verge of warmer weather and, as such, wedding season, at least in my neck of the woods. If you’re planning a walk down the aisle, don’t forget to budget in time for a discussion about how you plan to manage your finances after the cake is cut… Continue Reading On dinksfinance.com » How to Refinance Any Debt – doughroller.net Photo: santheo What do you think of when you hear the word...

Cramer's Lightning Round- Kicking Myself Over Toll Brothers (4/16/13) + MORE

Cramer's Lightning Round- Kicking Myself Over Toll Brothers (4/16/13) – seekingalpha.com By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round segment of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Program, Tuesday April 16. Bullish Calls: Toll Brothers (TOL): “We are kicking ourselves. The charitable trust should have been in there buying at $30. That’s okay. It is still a Buy.” ImmunoGen (IMGN): “It doesn’t have a good royalty arrangement on one of its drugs, but it has other drugs… Continue Reading On seekingalpha.com » Why InnerWorkings Shares Tumbled – fool.com Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?     Continue Reading On fool.com...

How Landlords Can Raise The Rent Without Feeling Guilty + MORE

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Boston Edition – thesimepledollar.com My thoughts and condolences go out to the people of Boston this week, who are facing the type of situation that every city dreads. My wife and I had already chosen Boston as our place to visit for our tenth anniversary, and we’re more adamant about those plans than ever. The small amount we can contribute to the local economy in Boston won’t mean much, but it will surely help… Continue Reading On thesimepledollar.com » 3 Lessons the Social Gaming Model Can Offer Small Business Owners – moneycrashers.com While the global...

5 Ways To Make Google (and Your Online Customers) Happy + MORE

The 7 Wackiest Items Business Leaders Carry for Success – youngentrepreneur.com LinkedIn polled 50 business leaders about the prized talismans they carry with them everywhere. Some may surprise you. Continue Reading On youngentrepreneur.com » 6 Startup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – businessknowhow.com When you start a business, especially your first business, there’s an inevitable learning curve. You’ll make mistakes and some of them might cost you money. Here are six common mistakes new small business owners make and tips for avoiding them. Continue Reading On businessknowhow.com » Is Too Much Ambition Making You Miserable? – inc.com Craving career...