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Google’s Penguin Update Makes The Wall Street Journal

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The Google Penguin Update is now mainstream after The Wall Street Journal covered it in a feature story named As Google Tweaks Searches, Some Get Lost in the Web. The story interviews a few small business owners who were hit hard by the update. One business owner saw his sales...
Google’s Penguin Update Makes The Wall Street Journal
Revel Systems Debuts An iPad Point-Of-Sale In A Box

Google launches its Business Photos service in India

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Google has introduced Business Pages in India, extending the global reach of the service that helps retailers attract customers by posting panoramic photos of their store or shop-front to the Web. The pilot program will see Google take 360 degree photos of businesses’ premises, which are then uploaded to Google Places...
Google launches its Business Photos service in India

Square Card Reader App Gets Top-Requested Feature: Admin Accounts & Permissions

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Today, mobile payments startup Square is rolling out what the company says is the most heavily-requested feature by its merchants to date: user permissions. What this means is that business owners will now be able to enable their staff to use Square devices to accept payments without having to provide those employees...
Square Card Reader App Gets Top-Requested Feature: Admin Accounts & Permissions

26 Books You Should Read If You Want To Succeed As An Entrepreneur

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We go through hundreds of books each year here at Business Insider's War Room. Many aren't worth a second glance, but there are some every business owner should read.  So, we've put together a list of the best books for entrepreneurs — either from our own recommendations or touted by big-time...
26 Books You Should Read If You Want To Succeed As An Entrepreneur

Can Local Businesses Jump On The Pinterest Train?

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It’s the ‘new’ social network everyone is talking about – and if you’re a local business owner, it could be a strong addition to your online marketing strategy. For the past few years, marketers have stressed the need for local businesses to leverage social networks like Facebook and... Please visit...
Can Local Businesses Jump On The Pinterest Train?

Groupon Now! reaches 1.5 million real-time deals sold in under one year

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Daily deals pioneer Groupon announced today that its real-time, location-based offers service Groupon Now! has reached 1.5 million deals sold in a year from its launch, achieving the milestone less than three months before its traditional deals service. In what will be of little surprise to anyone, Groupon’s 1.5 millionth...
Groupon Now! reaches 1.5 million real-time deals sold in under one year

Why Google’s acquisition of Meebo makes complete sense: It monetized chat

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As we just broke on TNW, Google has acquired Meebo and it will be joining the Google+ team. This makes complete sense for a lot of reasons, especially given Meebo’s 7 years of experience in chat. The real reason isn’t just Meebo’s cool technology and experience with the actual chat...
Why Google’s acquisition of Meebo makes complete sense: It monetized chat

Bringing wireless to the disconnected: internet tales from the South Pacific

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"We only have dial-up here. You'd be shocked at the speeds. [Laughs.] But it's okay -- as long as I can send and reply to email, I'm fine with it."Those were the words spoken to me just weeks ago by the absolutely precious owner of Litia Sini Beach Resort...
Bringing wireless to the disconnected: internet tales from the South Pacific

Google Street View’s Business Photos come to Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands

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There’s no doubt that Google Street View is a pretty awesome way to navigate a city that you’re visiting, or even catch all of the cool stuff in your own area. The company expanded on that idea by launching a program called “Business Photos” that allow business owners to post...
Google Street View’s Business Photos come to Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands
Square gets into the loyalty game with digital punch cards

Google Maps For Android Now With Offers and More

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Google does one thing better than anyone else (in my opinion, of course, so feel free to disagree in the comments) and that thing is maps. There are always improvements happening and it’s one of the few times that I don’t feel like a second class citizen in the smartphone...
Google Maps For Android Now With Offers and More

Clarity Is Key When Negotiating with Investors

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For any entrepreneur, finding the perfect investor is like a match made in Heaven. But as in any marriage, things don't always go smoothly. And if things get ugly, you can end up in court instead of living happily ever after. To make sure that doesn't happen - and help...
Clarity Is Key When Negotiating with Investors

TweetAngel Is Twitter CRM Insurance For Small Businesses

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I often wonder what it’s like to be a customer service representative on Twitter. Lots of companies have them, especially the ones we cover here on TechCrunch which happen to be a bit more tech-savvy than your good ol’ brick-and-mortar small businesses, but it seems like a pretty rough gig....
TweetAngel Is Twitter CRM Insurance For Small Businesses

Four Management Rules You Can Learn From Facebook's Seventh Employee

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As Facebook's seventh employee and first advertising sales rep, Kevin Colleran had a front row seat watching Mark Zuckerberg take his dorm room startup from a half dozen employees to more than 3,000. We posted an extensive Q&A with Colleran earlier today. In it, Colleran talks about a bunch...
Four Management Rules You Can Learn From Facebook's Seventh Employee

Errand running service Exec launches company accounts to offer employee perks

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We first told you about Justin Kan’s new errand running service for professionals called Exec last month, and the feedback it has gotten in San Francisco so far has led it to create company accounts. The service, which has a flat $25/hour fee for errands of all types, promises to...
Errand running service Exec launches company accounts to offer employee perks
ZenCash thanks your customers who pay, nags those who don’t

Docstoc Launches License123 To Help SMBs Avoid Fines With Online Resource For Licenses & Permits

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Since its launch in 2007, DocStoc has been primarily known for being the place to go to find and share professional documents. Yet, earlier this month, Docstoc went beyond just providing bundles of premium pro documents to producing its very own articles and videos on how to build and run...
Docstoc Launches License123 To Help SMBs Avoid Fines With Online Resource For Licenses & Permits

GUY KAWASAKI: Here's What I've Learned About Twitter Marketing

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Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist at Apple and all-around marketing guru, knows quite a bit about generating hype.  His account @GuyKawasaki is followed by more than 800,000 people, and he uses it to promote his aggregation site Alltop. Kawasaki uses Twitter as strictly a marketing tool for Alltop. He revealed some of the...
GUY KAWASAKI: Here's What I've Learned About Twitter Marketing
Is Atlassian the Next Big Enterprise Software IPO?

Yelp Partners With Bing To Enhance Bing’s Local Search Pages

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Microsoft’s Bing is on a roll…in terms of new partnership announcements, that is. Today, Bing and Yelp are announcing a co-branded relationship that will bring Yelp’s local business content to Bing’s Local search pages. The pages will display “Powered by Yelp,” beginning today with full U.S. availability expected over the next few weeks. Yelp...
Yelp Partners With Bing To Enhance Bing’s Local Search Pages

Business Owner Sentenced for E-Rate Fraud

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The former owner of two Illinois technology companies was sentenced Thursday to serve 30 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to defraud a U.S......
Business Owner Sentenced for E-Rate Fraud
As taxes loom, Outright parses point of sale data for retail entrepreneurs (exclusive)
License123 launches as a one-stop shop for all new-business licenses

Business owner sentenced for E-Rate fraud

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The former owner of two Illinois technology companies was sentenced to 30 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to defraud a U.S. Federal Communications Commission program to help schools and libraries in poor areas connect to the Internet, the U.S. Department of Justice said....
Business owner sentenced for E-Rate fraud

GreatApps.com aims to change the way that great mobile apps are discovered

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With annual mobile app downloads set to increase from 38 billion in 2011 to nearly 183 billion in 2015 advertising your app is just as, if not more important, than making it in the first place. But with thousands of apps coming into the app store every day squeezing out...
GreatApps.com aims to change the way that great mobile apps are discovered

Death to Muzak: Roqbot Raises $1.2M from Google Ventures and Others for Better Background Music

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Disrupted. (Photo: flickr.com/toasty Good news if poorly selected background music makes you miserable: Music tech startup Roqbot has raised a $1.2 million seed round, led by Google Ventures and Detroit Venture Partners and including Penny Black, T5 Capital, and Accelerator Ventures, as well as angel investors. Roqbot aims to offer a...
Death to Muzak: Roqbot Raises $1.2M from Google Ventures and Others for Better Background Music

Five Free Programs Every Business Owner Should Use

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From protecting your PCs from malware to managing all your human-resources needs, these apps work minor miracles without opening your wallet....
Five Free Programs Every Business Owner Should Use

Lighter Capital ignites with three new investments

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Seattle’s Lighter Capital, which offers an alternative to venture capital and traditional bank loans, today announced three new investments in startups based in Dallas, Minneapolis and the Seattle area. It is backing Dallas’ BinaryWave, developing products and services for the support of Microsoft SharePoint; Bellevue’s HarborCloud, creating virtual desktops for...
Lighter Capital ignites with three new investments

Social music app Roqbot raises $1.2M for streaming music and jukebox service

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Startup music streaming platform Roqbot has raised raised $1.2 million in seed funding from Google Ventures and Detroit Venture Partners to expand its mobile jukebox service across the U.S. The Detroit-based service allows customers in participating bars, restaurants, gyms and stores to check-in using Roqbot’s mobile app, and then learn...
Social music app Roqbot raises $1.2M for streaming music and jukebox service
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