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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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“Help! Someone stole my idea!”

Why is it that so many entrepreneurs think their ideas must be NDA’d and private before the idea has even turned into a product?  In the initial stages of creation an idea must be tested, discussed, and debated in order to turn into something brilliant. Long time creatives and entrepreneurs know this, but new entrepreneurs don’t understand this. They like to keep their idea private when the idea is still
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How to get full source referral URL in Google Analytics

For a long time seeing the full source referral URL in Google Analytics has eluded me.  Once in while when I have time I start to dig in and I can find it, but it hasn’t been easy. To solve this problem though I found a fantastic Google Analytics “template” report file that will generate reports for you with the full source referral url. Google Analytics Custom Report Template All you have to do is
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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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Why well planned startups with great technology fail so often.

Entrepreneurs love to analyze what makes successful startups succeed and fail.  We think there’s a formula to the success that eludes us.  We think if only I could have technology that is as powerful as Dropbox, a mobile app as slick as Über’s, or even the creativity of Apple’s Wozniak we would be the next billionaire.  However, I think most entrepreneurs miss what makes a good business successful b
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How to attach images to email using MFMailComposeViewController

MFMailComposeViewController *picker = [[MFMailComposeViewController alloc] init]; [picker addAttachmentData:UIImagePNGRepresentation(_imageView.image) mimeType:@"image/png" fileName:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@ %@.png",_comicItem.comicName,_comicItem.entryTitle]]; You can change this to JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc. Here’s a sample video as well, not that short, but it’s a simple tutorial: iPhone Programming: I
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Google is acquiring Nest

Google just announced that they will be buying Nest Labs, In. the makers of the Nest Learning Thermostat for a cool 3.2 billion dollars in cash. Wow, that’s impressive, I love hearing what companies are offered as they are bought and sold, because I love comparing industries.  Nest, even though it promises to use less power, etc. is really just an expensive convenience alternative for a cheap device we all alre
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New look and feel, and a new purpose

Hey friends and family, I am going to start writing more on this blog for one reason or another, mainly I’m going to try to start remembering and sharing what I’m learning on a regular basis and what’s worth sharing in the life of an entrepreneur and digital business owner. Today has already been an impactful day and I have been thinking quite a bit about how to view my time as money and making sure
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