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Latest Developments in Bing vs. Google Battle

In the race to be the most popular Internet search engine on the planet, the field is aptly described as a group of tortoises conspiring to catch a hare.Google dominates search competition so thoroughly (82.89% of the global search market share, at last count) that it’s often hard for tech commentators not to just shrug their shoulders and write about something else. Even so, love of underdogs and the prospect of the overthrow of empire attracts buzz.  Now, it appears Microsoft may be taking another jab at the champion in a tag-team effort between its Bing search platform and Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser. Bing has been an albatross around Microsoft’s neck since 2009, losing the company $5.5 billion in intervening years, but the new deal may breathe new life into the war of the search engines.  Microsoft hopes the deal, inked in the shadow of an expiring partnership between Mozilla and Google, will help elevate the search engine’s paltry market share of 4% to something that can justify not terminating the venture before it hemorrhages even more funds.  The news sheds new light on rumors in other camps that have been speculating on Microsoft’s possible acquisition of Yahoo, and would suggest...
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Are Mobile Apps Taking Over the Internet?

It might be hard to imagine a world where links and URL’s are a thing of the past, but mobile applications have changed the way people are accessing information.  Thanks to the popularity of the Apple iTunes store and the Android app market place, mobile device users are finding it more convenient to simply use an app rather than to open an internet browser. Mobile devices are just more practical when you consider how people are using apps.  Say I want to find the nearest hotel.  I simply pull up an app that already knows exactly where I am and it will tell me not only how far away the hotel is but also how to get there.  With an internet browser I would first have to know where I am and then type in that location to find a nearby place to sleep. With people using apps for both practicality and entertainment the numbers are skyrocketing for how many apps are being added every day.  And for every app that does not yet exist there is an army of app developers scrambling to fill that gap in this every growing marketplace. So are the days of the internet numbered?  Is...
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Put Rocket Fuel Into Your Social Media Accounts with Social Safe

For many people online social networking is virtually synonymous with communication, and has in fact become the ideal or even preferred way to reconnect with old friends, stay connected to a circle of special people, and forge new relationships. Far from feeling impersonal, many online groups mimic the close connections often present in relatively small communities and established neighborhood subdivisions that are often missing from daily experiences. Accordingly, this safe feeling often belies the need for precautionary measures to protect carefully constructed online social networks, but Social Safe may be a wonderful tool for safeguarding your accounts against being inadvertently deleted, purposely hacked, or merely lost. SocialSafe is essentially a digital journal and backup apparatus for social network accounts that allows you to manipulate your included items in a variety of ways. The various versions let you download, export, search, or view your social network catalogue, including friends, followers, photos, or blogs. Losing this information would likely be extremely inconvenient at best and traumatic at worst, and this is what SocialSafe protects against. Beyond protecting your information, using SocialSafe also gives you a confidential way to save and revisit your past online commentary from a week, a month, or even a...
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How To Get Results With Mobile Email Marketing Campaigns

In a world that is becoming increasingly mobile, businesses are needing to adapt to all the new innovations that enable consumers to connect with them.  Smartphones initially allowed users the capability to connect to the internet whilst on the move and this was closely followed by the tablet PC, both of which continue to evolve providing powerful tools for web access and email. As more and more of us embrace this new technology there has been a big increase in the number of people reading emails on mobile devices.  This increase is something businesses with an online presence cannot ignore and needs to be added to any marketing strategy.  However, creating websites and email for the mobile web is not as straightforward as relying on your existing website or email marketing template. Content for the mobile web needs to be optimized to suit the device it will be viewed on.  Mobile browsers operate within a much smaller viewing screen compared to laptops and desktop PC’s so if a website has not been optimized for a mobile device it will not load or view correctly. For most of us this is very frustrating and will almost certainly cause us to move on....
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IT Specialist is Thankful for His Military Training

Considered working as an IT Specialist? This interview will take you through the ups and downs you can expect in the position, what it takes to land the job, what you can expect to earn and more. I am an IT Specialist with Cisco. I work on building network platforms. My team of ten installs networking solutions for call centers in India. I am 38 years-old and have been employed with Cisco for two years. However, I have 22 years of experience in the networking field. I retired from the military two years ago. At the time of my retirement, I had served 20 years in the Air Force. I was a Senior Master Sergeant. I entered the military at age 18 and received all my training in computer systems. My team and I travel to India and work with their government and businesses. We provide a mainframe infrastructure for their various call centers. India really does not have the support needed to run as many computers and centers as they currently do. Many people think my team and I teach those who live in India how to mainframe and network. This is not true. They have to attend school or...
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