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Top 5 Ways Companies Can Attract More Followers With Social Networking Top 5 Ways Companies Can Attract More Followers With Social Networking

By Tonilee Adamson and Bobbye Brooks  Social networking can seem overwhelming to some of us, especially when we are looking at an empty Facebook page with no friends or a Twitter page with no followers. Building a following takes time, but if we take some basic steps, we will see our social networking expand faster than one might think. Here are our Top 5 ways to attract more followers.  1. Put your social media buttons and links on your website, blogs and ... Read More

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From Harvard To The World, Facebook Revolutionizes Social Networking From Harvard To The World, Facebook Revolutionizes Social Networking

In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old originator of Facebook, was Time magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year, was number one on Vanity Fair’s list of the Top 100 “most influential people of the Information Age,” and was number sixteen in New Statesman’s annual survey of the world’s 50 most influential figures. Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004. He may have been inspired by the student directory published at Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school from ... Read More

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Jason Bishara: Social Media Pioneer Jason Bishara: Social Media Pioneer

The founder of linkedFA, the premier social networking site for financial advisors and their clients, talks with Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his ground-breaking website, how he complies with regulatory requirements and why he’s not ready to sell out just yet. “Necessity is the mother of invention.” So said the ancient Greek philosopher Plato 2,500 years ago. His words still resonate today for Jason Bishara, CEO of linkedFA: “When you have to build something out of necessity to address a concern ... Read More

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Marvels of Capitalism-Social Networking Marvels of Capitalism-Social Networking

Probably the phenomenon of the 21 Century, social networking has become ubiquitous among all demographics, including business and government.  Sites like Facebook and Twitter dominate the tech news sites; with every move they make getting attention. How much are they worth? Who's using them now? What changes are coming? As with everything, social networking has a history. THE BEGINNING Efforts to establish social networks on the Internet were made in many early online services, including Usenet, ARPANET, LISTSERV, and bulletin board services ... Read More

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Acorns to Oak Trees–Groupon, Inc. Acorns to Oak Trees–Groupon, Inc.

2011:Private Company     2012: ?/share On June 2, 2011, Groupon filed with the SEC to raise up to $750 million in an initial public offering. The IPO will be handled by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group, and Credit Suisse Group and will trade under the ticker symbol GRPN. Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies. The idea for Groupon was created by now-CEO and Pittsburgh native Andrew Mason. The idea subsequently gained the attention ... Read More

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Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble

The following is an excerpt from Diana Ransom | October 21, 2011 | | With Groupon's prospective public offering coming up shorter, the tech bubble may be deflated before some investors admit it exists. As daily-deal powerhouse Groupon plans to go on the road next week to pitch its public offering to investors, the company's more subdued valuation will likely be a hot topic. Reportedly, the company's public offering would value the company at only about $11 billion, or a 60 ... Read More

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Yahoo Buys Interclick in $270M Deal Yahoo Buys Interclick in $270M Deal

Excerpt from Jennifer Booton | November 1, 2011 | Yahoo (YHOO: 14.91, -0.73, -4.67%) will acquire ad network Interclick (ICLK: 8.95, +1.55, +20.95%) for $9 a share, or $270 million, in cash as it tries to build up localized advertising. The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise since Yahoo has been exploring strategic options, including a possible sale. The deal will help the media company to improve targeted ads to optimize returns for the company and its advertisers, Yahoo ... Read More

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World’s Most Powerful People World’s Most Powerful People

Excerpt from: Michael Noer and Nicole Perlroth | | Complete article found on | What do the president of the United States, the Dalai Lama, a billionaire drug dealer and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have in common? For one thing, each is included in this year's ranking by Forbes magazine of the 70 most powerful people in the world. The annual ranking takes into account four factors. First, the number of people a person has power over. For a religious ... Read More

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EBay’s ‘Buy It New’ Rebranding Angers Devoted Used Goods Sellers EBay’s ‘Buy It New’ Rebranding Angers Devoted Used Goods Sellers

Excerpt from: Alice Hines | November 2, 2011 | As companies like Netflix (NFLX) and Facebook have learned, having a rabid Internet fan base has its downsides. Probably no company is more aware of that than eBay (EBAY), an Internet pioneer with 90 million active users. It's not always easy to satisfy them all. The site angered some of its devoted users this holiday season with its new slogan, "Buy it new. Buy it now." The company's first big marketing effort ... Read More

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The Paris Hilton of Tech The Paris Hilton of Tech

The following is an excerpt Dan Lyons | | October 24, 2011 | No one can figure out why, but despite Yahoo’s rocky history, many still want to hook up with it—Google’s just the latest rumored suitor. Dan Lyons on whether a deal is likely. Yahoo has turned into the Paris Hilton of tech companies—a ditzy, dopey outfit that remains enormously popular even though nobody, including Yahoo itself, seems to know exactly what Yahoo does for a living. And like the ... Read More

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