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Dell Misses On Low Expectations--But It's Not ALL Bad News (DELL)

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As it tries to remake itself into an enterprise company, Dell is still being hurt by weak PC sales. Dell's second-quarter earnings slumped 18%, thanks to weaker revenue in its consumer business. Consumer revenue was $2.6 billion, a 22 percent decline. Dell reported overall quarterly revenues of $14.5 billion. This...
Dell Misses On Low Expectations--But It's Not ALL Bad News (DELL)

Writing Google Places Reviews to Improve Rankings

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by Dave Cosper A business owner recently asked me how to go about building positive reviews in a way that would "optimize" their Google Maps listing. This is about as provocative a topic as it gets in the Local Search community, I know, but it's also an unavoidable subject worth...
Writing Google Places Reviews to Improve Rankings
bMobilized lands $2.5 million Series A for mobile website conversion tools

VeriFone starts showing how SAIL's openness helps it compete

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When VeriFone launched SAIL, its Square rival back in May, it touted the openness of the platform, which can evolve as developers and businesses connect the base mobile payment product to other features and services from third-party providers. Now, it’s finally showing what that looks like. The first integration for...
VeriFone starts showing how SAIL's openness helps it compete

Twilio's Biggest Partnership Yet: AT&T Will Resell Its Cloud Telecom Apps And API

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Twilio’s business is getting a huge boost today, as AT&T has just announced it will resell the startup’s voice and SMS API and apps as the “AT&T Advanced Communications Suite”. Businesses can buy survey tools, ad-hoc workgroup messaging and calling, appointment reminder services, or build directly on the Twilio API. The...
Twilio's Biggest Partnership Yet: AT&T Will Resell Its Cloud Telecom Apps And API

OS X Lion 10.7.3 released with Safari 5.1.3, Wi-Fi bug fix

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The third update to OS X Lion, 10.7.3, has been released and is now available in Software Update. A list of some of 10.7.3's fixes are below. Of potentially greatest interest is the fix that purports to "resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep" -- I know...
OS X Lion 10.7.3 released with Safari 5.1.3, Wi-Fi bug fix

Mac OS X 10.7.3 hits Software Update along with Safari 5.1.3

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Apple has released a new update for Mac OS X Lion, version 10.7.3. The update's release notes indicate that it's a relatively minor bump, with myriad bug fixes for things like smart card logins, printing Word documents using markup, WiFi connection issues, and more. The operating system update also...
Mac OS X 10.7.3 hits Software Update along with Safari 5.1.3

SEOMoz + GetListed: Let The SMB Toolset Death March Begin

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SEOMoz’s recent acquisition of GetListed has got me thinking — there’s a dangerous trend going on in the SEO Tools market. I call it the SMB Death March. SEO Tool Market The SEO Tool market has exploded over the past couple of years, and with good reason. These days, it seems like......
SEOMoz + GetListed: Let The SMB Toolset Death March Begin

TabletBiz conference & expo comes to New York

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This sponsored post is produced by TabletBiz. Tablets are catching on like wildfire in the workplace. In all organizations, business & IT managers are devising clever and unexpected ways to use tablets, creating a whole new industry. TabletBiz conference & expo is the first event to focus exclusively on...
TabletBiz conference & expo comes to New York

Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash

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Intuit has just acquired marketing SaaS company Demandforce for $423.5 million in cash. Demandforce’s SaaS application automates internet marketing and communications, so customers can focus on running their day-to-day operations. The startup, which is profitable, has thousands of customers across service verticals that include dental care, automotive repair, spas, salons,...
Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash
Apple issues OS X 10.8.4 update, includes iMessage and FaceTime fixes

Mobilisafe study: 39 percent of mobile devices at small businesses are ‘stale’

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Mobilisafe, a stealthy Seattle mobile security startup bankrolled by Madrona Venture Group and Trilogy Equity Partners, still isn’t sharing many details about its new product. But the company – led by former T-Mobile software architects Giri Sreenivas and Dirk Sigurdson – just released some detailed information about the lack of security around mobile devices at...
Mobilisafe study: 39 percent of mobile devices at small businesses are ‘stale’

Web and email back-up company Dropmysite lands investment from 500 Startups

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Singapore-based website and email back-up company Dropmysite has landed an investment from 500 Startups, not long after the startup announced an undisclosed deal with the US accelerator. The investment is worth US$250,000, and it places Dropmysite alongside Taiwanese messaging service Cubie, Canada/Singapore-based Payroll Hero, India-based Zipdeal, and others among 500...
Web and email back-up company Dropmysite lands investment from 500 Startups

UberConference Launches Visual Conference Calling For Enterprise, Offers Easy Deployment Through Google Apps

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UberConference, the online conferencing calling solution (and TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 winner), today launched a version of its service designed for enterprise customers, and other larger organizations. Called UberConference Business, this upgraded plan essentially offers all the premium features from the company’s $10/month “Pro” version, while also adding admin tools...
UberConference Launches Visual Conference Calling For Enterprise, Offers Easy Deployment Through Google Apps

After Leaving The U.K. For Boston, MarketMeSuite Raises $1.1 Million For Its SMB-Focused Social Media Marketing Platform

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Social media dashboard maker MarketMeSuite, which targets SMBs with tools that help them better manage their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn postings in order to target leads, has raised $1.1 million in new funding today, in a round led by Boston-area VC Jeff McCormick of Saturn Venture Partners. The company also recently uprooted from its home base...
After Leaving The U.K. For Boston, MarketMeSuite Raises $1.1 Million For Its SMB-Focused Social Media Marketing Platform
TechStars Spotlight: Bizible lets companies track revenue back to exact marketing source

Take My Facebook Password? Over My Dead Body

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Not to beat a dead horse, but there are a lot of people out there who are very, very upset at the idea of sharing their social media logins with employers or potential employers. I'm not talking about the ACLU, and a couple of senators asking the Justice Department to...
Take My Facebook Password? Over My Dead Body

IT budgets grow as SMBs spend on tablets and cloud services, says survey

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Small and medium-sized businesses are spending more money on IT, including adopting tablets, cloud services and virtualization to a greater extent, according to Spiceworks' State of SMB IT survey....
IT budgets grow as SMBs spend on tablets and cloud services, says survey

Square Hires Former Google SMB Of Global Sales and Operations, Francoise Brougher, As Business Lead

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Square has announced the hiring of a new Business Lead, Francoise Brougher, and she comes straight from spending eight years at Google. For the past three years, Brougher held the title of SMB Global Sales and Operations for the online advertising unit at Google. It’s clear that Square is now...
Square Hires Former Google SMB Of Global Sales and Operations, Francoise Brougher, As Business Lead

Archos Video Player app comes to all recent Android devices

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Archos has been big on custom, exclusive software as a selling point for its mobile devices, even into Android models where the extra work isn't strictly necessary. It's giving the rest of us a taste by allowing everyone to download its Video Player app from Google Play. Any phone...
Archos Video Player app comes to all recent Android devices

Why It's Time For Local SMBs To Get On Board With Mobile

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While attending BIA/Kelsey’s SMB Digital Marketing 2012 Conference in Chicago last month, I was surprised by the results of a recent LCM study, which showed that only 20 percent of local businesses said they have experience with mobile marketing. Small businesses today operate in a time when... Please visit Search...
Why It's Time For Local SMBs To Get On Board With Mobile

Here are the 27 companies that represent 500 Startups’ latest class

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It’s time once again for another class to get #500strong, heading through the 500 Startups accelerator. 27 startups began the process on April 4th, and now we get the full list. Some highlights? 7 have at least 1 female founder, 12 are international and more than half come from outside...
Here are the 27 companies that represent 500 Startups’ latest class
Pricing Engine Simplifies Digital Advertising for Mom and Pop Buyers

Docstoc Releases New iPad Apps Focused On Helping SMBs Streamline Their Businesses

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DocStoc, a document sharing site has been focusing on providing bundles of premium professional documents for businesses for some time now. But today, the startup is expanding to producing articles and videos related to starting and running a business, providing more than just form documents for professionals. Docstoc has launched...
Docstoc Releases New iPad Apps Focused On Helping SMBs Streamline Their Businesses
And the 2012 Start TWS Competition Startups Are...

Malata's 2012 / 2013 roadmap reveals a very tablet-friendly future

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Chinese manufacturer Malata is relatively unknown in the tablet universe, as it hasn't been in the spotlight since showing off its SMB-A1011 back in 2010. Now, the outfit's quietly unveiled a roadmap that's got more than a handful of noteworthy slabs in sight. The company plans on launching a...
Malata's 2012 / 2013 roadmap reveals a very tablet-friendly future

Backupify Is Phasing Out Free Consumer Products; Drops Support For Facebook Personal Profiles, Blogger, Picassa And Flickr To Focus On Enterprise

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Earlier this week we reported on how Backupify was closing down TweetBackup, a free service to back up your Twitter account that it bought in 2010; now we have confirmed that, as we’d heard, this is part of a bigger plan at the company to phase out consumer services altogether...
Backupify Is Phasing Out Free Consumer Products; Drops Support For Facebook Personal Profiles, Blogger, Picassa And Flickr To Focus On Enterprise

Setster Gives All Daily Deal Companies Their Own Groupon Scheduler

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For those unfamiliar, Setster has been operating in the somewhat unsexy scheduling software space since 2008, with the goal of bringing doctors, lawyers, therapists, stylists, and everyone in between, a platform that makes it easy to manage appointment scheduling. Setster wants to be anywhere service providers make appointments with clients...
Setster Gives All Daily Deal Companies Their Own Groupon Scheduler

94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

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94% of American wineries surveyed by ABLE Social Media Marketing are on Facebook and 73% are on Twitter. The study, done in December 2011, shows that American wineries are active in social media and that it's producing results. 47% of US wineries said that Facebook helps them generate sales (72%...
94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

Are You Ready For The Coming SMB Marketing Boom?

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Without a doubt, 2012 has been an insane year for small business marketing on the Web. Most companies I know providing digital marketing services to SMBs have been up to their eyeballs in work. What’s going on? Aren’t we in some kind of recession? Apparently not. While attending the... Please...
Are You Ready For The Coming SMB Marketing Boom?
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