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Main St Logo February 29, 2012

5 Ways Online Retailers Convince You to Buy

Most online shoppers have been there: You find a product you like online, you add it to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout… and then, at the last minute, you have second thoughts and close the window, telling yourself you’ll sleep on it and come back later.  Read more

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Investors Business Daily February 28, 2012

Facebook Ad Platform Set For Major Facelift Pre-IPO

Facebook on Wednesday is set to stage its biggest-ever ad event, where it’s expected to unveil an ad platform overhaul just two months before its IPO. The company’s future might depend on how well advertisers are able to parlay the dominant social network’s 845 million users into building buzz … Read more

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Market Watch Logo February 28, 2012

Does Google+ Add Up To Anything? | Market Watch

While 90 million users have logged onto Google+ since its June launch, not many are spending much time there, according to research by comScore. In Take on Tech, WebiMax founder and CEO Ken Wisnefski talks about the platform’s future possibilities.  Hear more

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Columbus Dispatch February 27, 2012

Facebook works to get ads to mobile users

Facebook disclosed an eye-opening fact this month when it filed its plan to go public: 425 million members access the social network on smartphones and tablets.  The disclosure sent up red flags for analysts, because the company also said it does not “currently directly generate any meaningful revenue from … Read more

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Exec Digital Logo February 24, 2012

Jeremy Lin Shows Marketers Emotional Attachment to Brand Still Alive

The success of Jeremy Lin as a brand cannot be understated. We are introduced to a man who was released by two NBA rosters, only to be given a chance by the New York Knicks. His instant rise-to-fame as the starting point guard of the Knicks proves more to consumers than simply a lesson in professional sports.  Read more

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Main St. Logo February 23, 2012

5 Products You Shouldn’t Buy Online

Even when an online retailer wins out on price, the cost to ship it to your home might erase the price advantage, which is especially true of heavy items such as televisions.  “You’ll see sites that have a good price, but they’re trying to get it to the East Coast from Arizona… Read more

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CIO Logo February 21, 2012

9 Ways Google+ Can Help Your Business

This month, Google+ passed 100 million users. And analyst Paul Allen (Google+ unofficial statistician) predicts that by the end of 2012 the number of Google+ users will exceed 400 million. Who are these people? Many of them are your customers, partners and media professionals. Read more

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Forbes Logo Image February 21, 2012

Is Jeremy Lin’s Asian Heritage Not a Factor in ‘Linsanity’?

It would be blasphemy to say it in China but the sensational start of Jeremy Lin’s rise to superstardom overshadowed the important U.S. visit of Chinese… Read more

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San Francisco Chronicle February 21, 2012


Facebook Expected to Unveil Plan for Mobile Ads

Facebook has designed Timeline to look the same on mobile devices as it does on PCs, although without the ads. Lieb said Facebook is also testing ads that appear like status updates on the news feed, yet remain in view longer…  Read more

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Main St LogoFebruary21, 2012

Facebook Mobile Ads Could Anger Users

Web entrepreneur Ken Wisnefski is concerned that Facebook’s users will not appreciate the addition of mobile ads in March.  Read more

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China Daily USA February 18, 2012

Lin Putting Bounce Back in US Basketball

Vice-President Xi Jinping’s visit to the US this week has attracted a lot of expected attention from government officials, the media and the American public.  What was totally unexpected was the dramatic entry on the sports and international scene of New York Knicks basketball …   Read more

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WRVA Logo February 16, 2012

Jacking Your Image

Kenneth Wisnefski discusses “Image Jacking” with Richmond Morning News.  Hear more

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Market Watch Logo February 16, 2012

Facebook looks to monetize its mobile app

Facebook’s new deal with Bango shows its efforts to make some money on those who use Facebook on their mobile devices. Webimax founder and CEO Kenneth Wisnefski joins Alisa Parenti in Money, Markets and More.  Hear more

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Fox News Logo February 15, 2012

Google problem ‘spreading’ from Santorum to Romney

A new website with a very off-color description of Mitt Romney could create a serious image problem for the Republican presidential candidate. Reputation management experts call it “image-jacking” — and Google says it’s out of the company’s hands.  Read more

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USA Today Logo February 15, 2012

Social media is all atwitter over Knicks’ Lin

The New York Knicks’ young point guard has nearly melted search engines and Twitter over the past week despite other big stories, such as a possible war with Iran, the struggling economy, U.S. presidential election and Tuesday’s release of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit …  Read more

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Philadelphia Enquirer Logo February 15, 2012

Sixers: Race, not racism, plays role in Linsation

When Boxer Floyd Mayweather wrote on his Twitter account Monday that ‘Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian,’ and then later followed up with a tweet saying, ‘I’m speaking my mind on behalf of other NBA players. They are programmed to be… Read more

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USA Business Review February 14 , 2012

How Innovation Can Lead to Profitable SMB Growth

Innovation can lead to profitable small and medium business (SMB) growth starting in 2012. This year can be a rebound year for SMBs if business owners commit to innovating and focusing more on client-retention. The key problem is that most business owners are reluctant … Read more

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Washington Post logo February 10, 2012

Commentary: Facebook’s Bando ad deal isn’t right for its users

When Facebook filed for its IPO last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the company generated $3.7 billion in revenue in 2011, 85 percent of it stemming from advertising. Currently, Facebook solely hosts ads on the standard version of its social media platform. However, the company recently inked a deal with Bango… Read more

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Mobile Commerce daily February 10, 2012

Will Bango Help Facebook Monetize its 60 million-plus mobile app users?

Facebook reportedly revealed this week that more than 60 million users have engaged with third-party apps via its mobile Web site or native apps that integrate with the Bango service. With its mobile use growing, monetizing mobile is crucial for the company if it wants … Read more

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Investors Business DailyFebruary 9, 2012

U.K.’s Bango Inks Deal for Facebook Mobile, Maybe Ads

Bango, a U.K. mobile payments services company, announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Facebook, launching a spate of rumors that Facebook’s 425 million mobile app users will soon see ads. Bango’s announcement came in the form of a…  Read more

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Daily FinanceFebruary 8, 2012

Is an Amazon Store in the Real World a Good Idea?

The Internet is abuzz with the word that you might soon be able to buy a new Kindle at an actual Amazon (AMZN) Store. The e-commerce giant is reportedly opening its first pilot store in Seattle, something of a boutique operation that will feature Amazon exclusives like… Read more

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Enterprise IrregularsFebruary 8, 2012

Talk of the Web

There’s been a lot of activity on the Web and in our industry in the last week and I thought it might be fun to try and tie at least some of it together.  Much of it in one way or another involves Facebook—or FB as the proposed ticker symbol suggests.  Read more

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CRM BuyerFebruary 8, 2012

The Talk of the Web

There’s been a lot of activity on the Web and in our industry in the last week, and I thought it might be fun to try and tie at least some of it together. Much of it in one way or another involves Facebook — or "FB," as the proposed ticker symbol suggests.  Read more

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MSNFebruary 7, 2012

A field guide to the Facebook IPO

Facebook is still learning how to make money off of all it knows about you. And it will probably be learning for years, just as Google has evolved over time.  Read more

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IB TimesFebruary 7, 2012

Investing in Facebook’s IPO

Facebook officially filed for their IPO last week with an expected offering to take place in May. At that time, Facebook will be valued somewhere between $75 billion to $100 billion. Also announced were the company’s 2011 financials, showing $3.7 billion in revenue…  Read more

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Financial PlanningFebruary 7, 2012

Sitting Out the Facebook IPO

With a projected valuation of as much as $100 billion, Facebook’s imminent IPO may portend great things for social media. But many planners feel less bullish about its prospects for delivering investment returns.  Read more

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Washington Post February 3 , 2012

Why Facebook may not be a wise investment

Facebook officially filed its IPO on Wednesday. The initial public offering is expected sometime in May and will value Facebook at $75 billion to $100 billion. The company generated $3.7 billion in billion in 2011 revenue. As strong as this figure sounds at first, a savvy…  Read more

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CBS February 1, 2012

Congress Considering Making Changes to Video Privacy Protection Act

Congress is considering making an important change to a law that hasn’t been touched since the heyday of VHS tapes. It’s all about privacy. You can share most anything on Facebook, but not your Netflix queue. “They want to have the ability to make that rental history more…  Read more