One of the largest and most prominent consumer electronics conventions in the world is the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hosted in Las Vegas every January. Over the course of the four day convention, major manufacturers unveil their newest and most groundbreaking products… Many manufactures are taking a different approach at this year’s CES and are showcasing what they call “Smart TV’s” that will connect to and integrate with your existing Internet connection.
What is reality? Now, there’s a question that shouldn’t require much thought. However, in this day and age, a query that simple could generate some unusual responses. You see, 2012 has officially arrived and already nerds and researchers alike are all abuzz regarding a fairly new sensation sweeping the world of information technology, and it has nothing to do with Apple.
In July, we launched our brand new Affiliate Referral Program. It is an easy program that rewards you for referring people to HostDime by paying you! You can be paid in account credits or through Paypal even if you are not a HostDime client.
Prevalent is definitely the word when it comes to blogging for business nowadays. In fact, it may be safe to say that blogs are undoubtedly the in-thing when it comes to Internet related content for corporations and conglomerates. After gaining mainstream appeal in the mid-2000’s, blogging has been used as a means to either inform, educate or promote readers – three beneficial things that some businesses strive to do with their respective customers. However, when it comes to crafting a successful blog, there are some key things to steer clear of.
When it comes to writing for their websites, some corporate executives may shudder in fear. The truth is that it can be a daunting task. This is factual. While writing may come as easy as drafting a corporate proposal to some businesspersons, it can really be a pain to others. There are rules and guidelines to follow, and without the correct punctuation, grammar, or sentence structure, some readers may be turned off by the arrangement. So, how do you craft the perfect piece of writing?
Laziness, a word defined as being resistant to work or exertion, or merely disposed to idleness, is something that many Americans deal with on an everyday basis. In fact, it may be safe to say that everyone has a moment of sluggishness from time to time. This could be especially true for those that have become slaves to technology…not that there’s anything particularly wrong with that. After all, technological doodads and gadgets have helped revolutionize the way that many individuals go about their day to day activities. However, has the digital age turned people lazy?
Ask anyone born in the early seventies and chances are they’ll tell you that trends come and go. It is a fact of life, and while that piece of information may apply to bellbottoms and platform shoes, the same can be said about technology. A constantly evolving collection of machines, systems, tools and techniques, technology has spawned a slew of crazes including the 3D revolution. What once began with simple glasses boasting red and blue lenses has now generated three-dimensional films, video games, flat-screen television sets and an array of movies. However, has America outgrown the 3D fad?
The hard drive manufacturing industry has faced yet another disaster due to severe flooding in Thailand, the worst the country has seen in nearly 50 years. This tragedy comes only a few months after the massive earthquake that rocked Japan, and subsequently the hardware manufacturing industry, last March.
In this economy, it is becoming harder and harder to move your business forward. You have less time, less money and more needs. So how do you keep your sales funnel full without breaking the bank? Advertising prices don’t seem to be affected by the economic downturn. Newspapers, magazines and trade papers are still charging large amounts of money for little bits of space…and paper versions of these mediums are quickly becoming obsolete.
In February 2004, Facebook started off as a networking website for the collegiate set. With over 800 million active users, Facebook is now one of the largest websites on the planet. This isn’t just any site…it’s one where people share, laugh, shop and brag. It’s everyone connecting with their neighbors, their friends and even the random guy from high school.
Pandemonium, a word that describes wild confusion and sheer madness, is something that can typically be found on the day after Thanksgiving –Black Friday. Known for its remarkable deals, discounts and esteemed door busters, the date typically kicks off the Christmas shopping season, and can leave many career oriented individuals – businesspersons and corporate professionals alike – fighting for the latest in technology for the workplace. However, which is better when it comes to business…Black Friday or Cyber Monday? That may just be a tough question to answer.
If the recent retraction of debit card fees by major banks has taught us anything, it’s that in the age of social media and internet communication, the customer is king. Years ago, businesses used to calculate that dissatisfied customers would tell 10 others about their experience, while satisfied customers would tell only three. With the power and reach of social networks such as Twitter, that number has skyrocketed on both sides. After these debit fees were enacted, a flurry of negative comments flooded Twitter. The hue and cry was so loud, banks backed off and rescinded the fee.