Thousands cross daily between Mexico and the U.S. at the San Ysidro port of entry. Most are law-abiding, but many are smugglers. CNET Road Trip 2012 checked out the tech used to stop them.
Technology may seem like an indomitable force, always marching forward and ever progressing. But frequently, what appears simple and seamless is actually the end result of years of toil, trial and error.
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Getting around a social media site is not always easy. For some users, it’s a matter of getting used to social media. For others, the issue is keeping up with constant updates and changes to features, privacy settings, and account specifications. This, of course, is why social media cheat sheets exist.
Cheat sheets are basically infographics that can give a user a simple rundown of various features and how to use them. Here’s a roundup of great cheat sheets for the most popular social networking sites.
To read more, visit: http://mashable.com/2012/07/09/social-media-cheatsheets/
In recent years, new legal structures have emerged, including the LLC (Limited Liability Company). That’s good news for small businesses — because let’s face it, not all businesses are the same, and the same corporation structure isn’t right for everyone.
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Every web publisher — and especially content marketer — yearns for an engaged and loyal audience. But with the sheer volume of noise, clutter and — well, content — online it can be hard to figure out how to reach people and keep them coming back for more.
The content marketing agency BlueGlass knows a lot about how to do this well. They’ve run successful campaigns for clients including eBay, Conde Nast and Greatist. Now BlueGlass is ready to share some of its secrets withMashable readers. The company produced this exclusive infographic to run down some of the ways you too can build an engaged audience online.
Here are a few quick tips: Make sure you have a gripping headline, keep your copy to the point, make sure to provide value and promote, promote, promote.
Erik Oberholtzer, Matt Lyman and David Dressler met while working in the kitchen at a luxury beach resort in Southern California. Together, they envisioned a restaurant where they could follow their cooking passions and serve organic, farm-fresh, “slow food” dishes at affordable prices. But the food wasn’t the only thing that was slow. Once the trio decided to join forces andlaunch an eatery, they took their time to carefully plan every aspect of the business before taking the plunge.
“It took probably two years from idea to opening,” says Oberholtzer, chef and co-owner of Tender Greens, which opened in 2006 and now operates seven locations across California. Much of those two years involved fundraising and constantly revising the business plan.
Some beach parties have more meaning than others. This is certaily the case for the Silicon Beach Fest, a gathering of digital minds in the Los Angeles area from June 21-23.
The Festival, which kicked off on Thursday, marks the first time that local incubators, accelerators, digital media shops, and investors city-wide have gathered together to examine the burgeoning tech scene in L.A.
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A Common Personal Finance Mistake New ‘Treps Make:
Starting a business affects your life in many ways outside of work, in particular the way you manage your personal finances. One of the biggest mistakes new entrepreneurs make is not keeping their personal and business finances separate.
“They move money back and forth and it is very important to keep their records separate,” says Edward Wacks, a business financial advisor based in Plantation, Fla. This commingling of finances, Wacks says, can have some damaging implications for your business down the road.
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How To Make A Splash In A Sea Of Startups: Tips From Chicago’s Top Accelerator and VC!
Chicago has transformed into a prime hub for digital business thanks to a host of new ventures seeded by the success of Groupon, Orbitz, and Feedburner. As the tech landscape grows more crowded, here’s some expert advice on standing out.
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world’s largest conference and awards ceremony dedicated to communications and media. Located in Cannes, France, the festival hosts panels and events that focus on important industry innovations in the areas of advertising, mobile, entertainment, design, brand creativity and more.
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