How Top Brands Used Content Marketing in 2013

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Content marketing is always evolving and brands that can constantly revamp themselves are the ones that stay afloat and even thrive. Unlike other forms of traditional marketing, content marketing is more volatile thanks to constant changes in search engines, social media platforms and consumer tastes that can completely derail existing content marketing strategies and campaigns. Your brand must be able to change its content marketing strategies and campaigns to keep up with changes in the world of marketing and gain an edge over your competitors. Continue reading

How to Work Efficiently with a Slow Internet Connection

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You might have one of the best broadband connections, but there would have been times when you had to work with a slower connection, for sharing files with your friends or sending an e-mail across. Here are few of the methods that you can use to work with a slower connection, with comparatively faster efficiency. Continue reading

Content Curation: Tools to Establish a Daily Curation Strategy

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Content curation sites seem to have been growing like weeds throughout the past year. While you might feel like your efforts are spread a bit thin, there are some tools you can use to establish a daily content curation campaign that’s actually effective in bringing new visitors to your site.

Using content curation tools, you can also generate greater social media engagement with your followers and grab some new ones at the same time.

This list is by no means all of the tools out there that can be useful for content curation, but they’re some of the most effective you can find, and they’re a great jumping-off point.

Content Curation: How does it build value?

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BlackBerry 10: Late, But Confident

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Blackberry (the company formerly named RIM) demoed the BlackBerry 10 at the CES 2013 to get the critics roused and the fans excited. Of the six devices they are to launch this year, two of them were unveiled exclusively. Despite the fact that the OS has been delayed and is already under a lot of fire for not being able to pull its own around smartphone heavyweights such as Android and iOS lately, the folks over at Blackberry seem to be packing on the confidence. Continue reading

Is the cloud the future of low-wage labor?

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Amazon is a leader in the cloud-computing world with a wide range of services from on-the-fly computing power to large scale data hosting to virtual network services hosting Amazon has built up a full service platform. A company can outsource the entirety of its IT infrastructure to the Amazon cloud, in theory. Full-time support staff is available as well to handle users or support questions, project development support or customer service.

The Internet is filled with companies offering these services and much more. It’s gotten so that an individual could create, staff and manage a small company with sales staff on the road, developers and management on the back end and tech support for staff and customers including full accounting and financial management from their bedroom. Amazon has pioneered a new level in this new world, cloud labor. Continue reading