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Mariah New Year’s meltdown tops social media

Mariah Carey‘s New Year’s Eve snafu had people talking on social media last week. ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” generated 3.80 million social interactions across Facebook and Twitter, according to Nielsen, easily No. 1 among entertainment series and specials for the week ended Jan. 1. That was roughly 3.5 million interactions more than USA’s “WWE ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S6 Now Available from AT&T

f you want the newest version of the Samsung Galaxy S6, you’ll have to get it from AT&T. For the third summer in a row, the telecommunications giant is releasing an exclusive offering from the Galaxy S family. The Samsung Galaxy S6 active is being billed by AT&T as “the toughest and most advanced member of the Galaxy S family,” ... Read More »

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Seems Pricey for Business But May Be Good for Road Warriors

Samsung’s new laptop/tablet hybrid may be the best option for full time digital nomads and entrepreneurs living out of their suitcase. Or you may just be a techie that wants the option of a standard laptop combined with the convenience of a tablet. If you fall in these specific categories, you will appreciate the Notebook 7 Spin’s ability to house ... Read More »

Android Pay Coming to Bank of America ATMs

Earlier this year, Bank of America jumped onto the cardless ATM technology bandwagon announcing the introduction of the state-of-the-art ATMs that would allow customers to withdraw or complete other tasks using their smartphones instead of their bank cards. This week, they took that ambition a step further announcing that they would now allow customers to perform those tasks though Android Pay. ... Read More »

Highlights from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicked off with a lengthy keynote on Monday, June 8 in San Francisco. You might not have been able to attend but here are some highlights from the events first day. Apple revealed the newest versions of its OS X and iOS 9 operating systems. Both of these operating systems are set to roll out ... Read More »

Ways Your Small Business Can Capitalize on the Internet of Things

Note: The following is coverage of the Solid conference, with a specific focus on micro-manufacturing trends that are arising from IOT, trends on which small businesses can capitalize. What if I told you that your next business venture may involve manufacturing a car? Or that your next startup will include the programming of microbes? Those ideas, according to the O’Reilly ... Read More »

Get to Know These Key Financial Terms

There’s no shortage of small business advice about marketing, social media and inspiration to not give up, However, the small business owner must pay attention to the financial nuts and bolts of business operations. It’s the best way to make the wisest business decisions. You may encounter terms on business websites or when working with an accountant with which you are ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Publishers Rake It In, $100 Million Pledged Thus Far, Kickstarter Says

Product startups aren’t the only entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to finance their products. Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has hit a landmark, recording $100 million in pledges to small publishers and self-publishing authors. In a blog post, the company said that “more than a million people from around the world have gotten behind over 30,000 Publishing projects on Kickstarter, helping nearly 10,000 of ... Read More »

BizEquity Partners with Equifax in a Bid to Democratize Business Valuations

What is your business worth? Do you have any idea? BizEquity, an online provider of business valuation big data, recently announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Equifax (NYSE: EFX), an information solutions and global insights provider, to help answer this very question. The companies say they’re offering a joint business valuation service that will help small business ... Read More »

8 Ways to Protect You and Clients from Financial Fraud

The predicament unfolding at Wells Fargo where 5,300 employees were fired due to phony bank accounts opened to “boost their sales figures and make more money” is not new in the financial world. Unscrupulous practices have occurred for years in varying degrees. In 1985, a just-fired employee at a New York-based commercial bank stood in front of his former co-workers to ... Read More »