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Beats headphones & the Apple Acquisition

So it is official, Apple has purchased Beats headphones for $3 billion. We’ve been hearing about the acquisition talks for awhile now, but there is a small part of me that died inside when a company I hate was purchased by a company I love. However, we all have to start somewhere. Beats is just a brand, their product quality is extremely subpar for the price, but hopefully with Apple’s help Beats will imp
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The Growth of Node JS

Node JS keeps growing – Netflix and PayPal have both announced that they are working with more and more Node and numerous other companies are utilizing Node JS as well including MySpace and Uber. The power Node JS has is phenomenal, it’s the real time web. The more I use Node the more I grow to love it. We are also getting so close to version 1.0 it hurts. I’m pumped.
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eFax.com

“If you allow them to signup self-service, you should damn well allow that customer to cancel by self-service. Anything less is just crummy.” – David I wholeheartedly agree, canceling service from eFax.com blows.  Hard.
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GoDaddy’s Security Sucks – How many times can we say this?

GoDaddy’s security sucks. We all know this. I have gotten domains stolen from me in the past no numerous other developers that have as well and just yesterday a big story came out about how someone socially hacked GoDaddy & PayPal to steal Naoki Hiroshima’s domains and gain access to the victims email accounts and from there all of their accounts on the internet. The hacker was able to do this by work
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How to get someone banned from Twitter : )

Have you ever heard of people getting banned from a social network for doing “fake” activities? Things like artificially raising their numbers of followers on Twitter, getting hundreds of thousands of fake likes on Facebook, or even getting millions of fake views on youtube? I’ve always been curious how or if a social network could detect someone doing this for their own good, or someone doing it to
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ECommerce Systems need a change

ECommerce systems are ripe for change. Shopify isn’t customizable enough. Bigcommerce is too slow bringing out new features. Magento and Magento Go is far too complicated Volusion’s technology is far outdated, but so are others. NetSuite is far too complicated and completely bloated. (If you haven’t heard of NetSuite, they’re out of your league) No eCommerce platform that currently exists has
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When companies can trademark far too much, “Candy” as a trademark?

So there’s some big news in the trademark world today it seems.  King.com the owners of Candy Crush have trademarked the word “Candy” in both the Video Game market and the clothing market, and Apple is enforcing this trademark in The App Store. On Wednesday, January 15 King.com’s trademark was approved and app store developers have already been receiving notices that if your game contains the
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How bad is Windows 8 doing? Really really bad…

It’s disappointing to see how badly Windows 8 is doing. Even HP is now reverting to sell computers with Windows 7.  It’s not that bad, really : ). I know it’s being panned by critics, but it’s really not that bad. Overall, the performance of Windows 8 isn’t that bad once you disable the touch screen features on computers without a touch screen. But Microsoft made a huge mistake making th
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Google Chrome Extensions are being bought and repurposed with malware

As reported in OMGChrome some Chrome extensions are being bought and repurposed to serve to their existing users malware and false ads. This is disappointing that Google let this happen, but that is the price we pay for an open marketplace. An open marketplace can be abused, and a closed one may be too monitored. Is this the price we must be for having an “open” marketplace where companies aren’t re
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Yotpo raises 10.7 million in funding!

Have ya’ll heard of Yotpo yet? Yotpo is an extremely powerful review system for shops to generate more reviews for their products from loyal customers. Essentially it asks your previous customers to review your shop and asks them to share those reviews to social networks.  It also lets you embed those reviews on your website to greatly help your SEO with constantly updating content. They’re a startup base
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