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    Apple Sells 300k iPads on Launch Day

    Apple Sells 300k iPads on Launch Day
    Apple's much hyped iPad landed in consumer hands over the weekend. The device was made available in Apple Stores and Best Buy stores at 9 AM on Saturday – those that pre-ordered iPads from Apple's website received them Saturday via UPS. The downside to a Saturday launch was that consumers with plans had to pre-sign for the iPad with a form ...
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    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:541725] April Fools is just around the corner, and that means you've either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are planning to take some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure that you don't cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these ...
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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
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    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

    Five Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...
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    Ten Titanic Tech Battles for 2010

    When it comes to deciding when to cooperate with each other and when to compete, the major IT vendors have always, to one degree or another, been involved in skullduggery and intrigue. On a field level, practicality that is usually forced on the vendors wins the day, resulting in agreements to work together and higher levels of interoperability. But back ...
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    Apple-Google War Escalates

    Apple-Google War Escalates
    This week Qi Lu, the president of Microsoft’s online services division, was seen on Apple's campus.  He was reportedly meeting to discuss terms with Apple to make Bing the default search engine on the iPad and possibly even the iPhone.  That would be a blow for Google, which has enjoyed a great deal of search traffic from the iPhone.  However, it's ...
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    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur

    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur
    Living the life of an entrepreneur, it's easy to get lost in the cerebral side of your existence. By throwing yourself into the business, you may have lost touch with the simple joy in movement. We've come up with reality checks for the most popular excuses people have for not staying in shape. Myth #1: I'm not athletic, so even if ...
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    Yelp: Advertise or Else?

    Yelp: Advertise or Else?
    The site faces a lawsuit—and a barrage of criticism—for mingling ads and reviews. Getting Yelped. That's the term angry business owners have started using when they feel unfairly criticized on the popular review site. Now Yelp is being forced to deal with its own unanticipated criticism. In a federal lawsuit filed in California on behalf of Long Beach's Cats & Dogs ...
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    Hiring by Smallest Employers May Signal Job Recovery

    Hiring by Smallest Employers May Signal Job Recovery
    While forecasters expect the Labor Dept. report due out Mar. 5 to show that the U.S. economy is still shedding jobs, data from payroll companies suggest that losses at the smallest businesses have stopped and those businesses are beginning to hire. Companies with less than 20 employees have been tentatively adding new jobs since June 2009, according to a new index ...
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    US House Passes Tax Breaks for New Hires

    US House Passes Tax Breaks for New Hires
    Despite doubts among many US lawmakers that it will create many jobs, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that hire the jobless a temporary payroll tax break. The measure passed 217-201 on a mostly party-line vote. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year. Some Democrats feel the approximately $35 billion jobs bill is ...
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    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home
    By Bradley Richardson, Monster Contributing Writer  Over the past few years, many organizations have begun to allow their staff members to work out of their homes. With recent advances in technology, including the Web, email, intranets, modems, cheaper fax machines and voice mail, some people rarely go into the main office anymore. Working out of your home is a mixed ...
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    Love Your Job? You're One of the Few

    Love Your Job? You're One of the Few
    Think working folks are happy to have a job - ANY job - in this miserable economy? Think again. The number of Americans who reported being happy with their careers dropped to an all-time low - 45 percent - in a new survey that found people are more miserable than ever in nearly every aspect of their work lives. Job satisfaction ...
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    Walmart Buys Vudu to Improve Position in E-Book, Movie Business

    Walmart Buys Vudu to Improve Position in E-Book, Movie Business
    Walmart may be the largest retail chain in the U.S. and one of the biggest companies in the world, but the wildly successful ultra-ubiquitous retailer has shown signs of weakness in sales of physical media like DVDs and CDs. Competitors like Amazon.com and Apple have stolen away plenty of business with their digital downloads Walmart offers downloads of its own. In 2009 it ...
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    Italy Convicts Three Google Execs for Violating Privacy Laws

    Italy Convicts Three Google Execs for Violating Privacy Laws
    On Wednesday an Italian judge delivered a stunning verdict in a long standing case against Google.  The ruling sentenced three top Google executives - David Drummond, senior vice president and chief legal officer; George Reyes, former chief financial officer; and Peter Fleischer, chief privacy counsel - to a prison sentence of six months for violating privacy laws.  A fourth employee, marketing ...
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    Apple: We Say No to Good Ideas Every Day

    Apple: We Say No to Good Ideas Every Day
    Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook delivered a rather interesting Q&A session at a Goldman Sachs tech conference on Tuesday.  In it he reaffirmed Apple's assertion that its floundering Apple TV product is really just "a hobby".  He also offered some insight into how product development works in Cupertino and said that Apple has no qualms with rejecting good ideas "every day".When ...
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    Want a Chance to Win $500 Just for Using SmallBizLink?

    Frequently Asked Questions: SmallBizLink's Spring Is Greener Promotion Do I need to register more than once? No How do I increase my odds of winning? Simply sign into your SmallBizLink account once a day through March 31, 2010 to be entered again to win. If you allow your browser to save your log-in information, you will need to click "Sign out" ...
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    20 Easy Ways to Be Happier

    Had enough of the winter blues? We have too. So we looked for ways to lift our spirits, at least until "spring forward." What we found is that sometimes, the tiniest changes can have a huge impact on overall happiness. Here are twenty ideas to help you go from grumpy to giddy. 1) Make Your Bed Every Morning I’ve heard ...
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    Bill Gates: The iPad May be Apple's Biggest Mistake

    Bill Gates: The iPad May be Apple's Biggest Mistake
    When Apple's Steve Jobs took the stage to announce Apple's new tablet, the iPad, it was obviously a moment of tremendous pride and personal satisfaction. To Jobs, the iPad was a fresh, ambitious new "magical" release from Apple that looked geared to become the next iPhone or iPod.Despite that ambitious line of thinking, public reception since the event has been decidedly mixed. Criticism began with the ...
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    Motorola to be Split Into Two in 2011

    Motorola to be Split Into Two in 2011
    Motorola has unveiled plans to split the company into two independent companies, with the mobile phone business expected to join the Motorola cable set-top box business unit.Splitting into two halves has been in discussion for more than two years, but the company waited while the mobile phone business suffered even worse sales numbers compared to competitors. The company's business unit struggled ...
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    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs

    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs
    More often than not, people are describing what they do as “just a job.” As someone who has always loved her job, I’ve found this sentiment surprising and decided to do a some research. What makes someone love their job, instead of hating it? More importantly, is there anything you can do to turn a job you hate into your dream ...
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