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Hitting the R.O.I. Bullseye

In the game known as target marketing, the winners aim for the R.O.I Bullseye! When advertising, do the networks you market with cater to your business and your industry? Google Adwords and Bing Adcenter are great “catch-all”...

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Facebook Cleans Up the News Feed

The world’s largest social network is finally fighting against spam. In a recent announcement , Facebook notes that a series of improvements to its News Feed will reduce the type of content that people often report as “spammy...

7 Free Tools for Small Business Success

:: By Ilan Nass, Fueled :: Looking to help your business succeed, but don’t want to waste money on useless products? How does free sound? Getting the job done in the most efficient manner, doesn’t always mean spending hundreds...

INFOGRAPHIC: Millennials Love UGC

A new study is shedding light on the digital habits of millennials, revealing that the generation (defined as those born between 1977 and 1995) spends approximately 18 hours of their day engaged with media, and about five of those...

Convergence: Live Chat & The Help Desk

Enterprise help desk solution Zendesk has acquired Zopim, a live chat software provider. "Real-time chat has become the foundation for how customers want to communicate online today. It is convenient for customers and makes companies...

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271 Million Domains... and Growing

After a long hiatus, Verisign has released a new Domain Name Industry brief, a quarterly report on the domain name industry. Verisgn reports 271 million top level domain names as of December 31st - a 1.1% increase over the previous...

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Cloud Services Market Booming

Cloud services marketplace and management company AppDirect has raised $35 million in Series C funding led by new investor Mithril Capital Management. "AppDirect's founding vision was to make it incredibly easy for businesses...

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Crowdsourced Shopping Site "The Hunt" In Focus

Crowdsourced shopping website The Hunt, which boasts several celebrity investors including Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher, has raised $10 million in funding from Khosla Ventures and Javeline Ventures. The Hunt, a community-driven shopping...

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Interest in Digital Presentations Grows

Presentation software-as-a-service (SaaS) Prezi, a formidable opponent to presentation solutions like Microsoft's PowerPoint, has added 10 million new users within five months, bringing the platform's current user base to just...

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MapQuest Disrupts Map Space; Is it a Google Maps Killer?

Maps are an important part of the digital ecosystem - but it's not just Google that developers and designers turn to when adding mapping functionality to their websites and applications. There are others and one in particular is...

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Chat Up Mobile Site Visitors

A new chat offering from TouchCommerce is helping merchants increase engagement and conversions on their mobile sites. The mobile chat solution features capabilities that are customized for mobile users, as well as features that help...

As Mobile Matures, Ad Spend Goes Up

Mobile is maturing right before our virtual eyes. Today, Covario – a search marketing firm – released its Global Paid Search Spend Analysis for the first quarter of 2014 . One of the key findings of the study was the rise...

6 Cover Photos That Are Better Than Yours

A brand’s Facebook cover photo is like a free billboard. If a company can get current and prospective customers to “drive by,” its cover photo can tell passersby a lot about its products, services and culture. Getting...

Bazaarvoice Reviews Options, Prepares to Divest PowerReviews Business

Turns out technology acquisitions don't always have a happily ever after. In a story that involves the Department of Justice, it was announced on April 8 that Bazaarvoice has entered into a letter of intent with Viewpoints to divest...

Learning to Code: Compilr Comes to Lynda

Online education platform Lynda has announced the acquisition of Compilr, a cloud-based platform for people to write and test code from within their browser. Terms of the deal were not officially disclosed. “The acquisition of...

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Marketing Automation Beyond the Inbox

Need a solution that intelligently engages known prospects, converts anonymous ones and increases lead velocity? Who doesn't, right? This week, Bizo announced Multi-Channel Nurturing, a solution that promises such digital riches...

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