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Aug 18

Tech Tuesday: Working at Amazon | Forrest Gump on Tinder | BuzzFeed’s Payday| Auto Hacking

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VGM Forbin Tech Tuesday

It’s the second day of the week, meaning we’re coming at you with Tech Tuesday, our weekly round-up of web and tech stories you should know. We have an awesome list of stories and topics for today, including:

  • Insights into the work environments at tech giants like Amazon, Uber and Facebook
  • A man channeling Forrest Gump on his Tinder profile sweeping ladies off their feet
  • The introduction of modular phones from (who else?) Google
  • Fossil and Intel teaming up to produce an internet-connected watch
  • Hackers disabling a Wired writer’s vehicle in busy highway traffic
  • NBC Universal making a huge investment in BuzzFeed

 

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Aug 12

Your Website URL: Should You Purchase .BANK, .HEALTH or .PHARMACY?

Posted by vgmforbin in Search Engine Optimization, Web Development

Your website and brand could benefit from a different top-level domain.

Your website and brand could benefit from a different top-level domain.

Just last year, online real estate dramatically changed with the introduction of new Top Level Domains.  It’s true that we have always enjoyed a certain level of freedom with the availability of .com, .biz, .net and the international choices of .co, .uk, .au, etc.

 

However, industry keywords, city names and interests have now entered the market, with nearly 4 million websites around the world currently taking advantage of this new feature.  Will you be an early adopter and register for one of the 1000+ new Top Level Domains to hit the market this year?  Before you do, here is what you need to know.

 

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Aug 11

Tech Tuesday | The Google Alphabet | Facebook Live | HTC in Trouble |Terrible 2014 Passwords | Why Cats Rule the Internet

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VGM Forbin Tech Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, signaling another edition of Tech Tuesday. In today’s roundup of web and tech stories you need to know, we touch on Google’s “Alphabet,” Facebook diving into live streaming, HTC in dire straits, the most used passwords in 2014 and the science behind why you see so many cat videos on the internet.

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Jul 20

How to Respond to a Negative Comment on Social Media [5 Tips]

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For many business owners, the worst thing that can happen on social media is a negative review or comment. They may as well have shouted bad things about you on a crowded street corner.

 

While this may not seem like a positive event, you need to view it as a chance to let your customer service skills show through.  Today’s 5-in-5 looks at how you should respond in these types of situations.

 

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Jul 20

What to Post on Social Media [5 Tips]

Posted by vgmforbin in 5 in 5

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Trying to figure out what to post on social media is not always an easy job, even for those of us who do it every day. It’s a constant battle between pushing your business goals and posting things you think your followers will want to engage with.

 

Today’s 5-in-5 offers up some quick tips for filling out your social posting calendar and generating ideas.

 

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Jul 15

4 Reasons Why Content & Design Should be Developed Together

Posted by vgmforbin in Web Development

4 reasons why content and design go together

“I want our new website to look amazing!”

What customer hasn’t said this phrase at some point during the development of their website? Of course, a clean, modern looking website is a great marketing tool to have. But the “look” isn’t the only thing you should be concerned with when developing or considering a new website.

 

The words deserve some of your time as well. A website with great design and terrible content is just like a lemon at a used car dealership: lots of flair, but low performance.

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Jul 14

Tech Tuesday: 2016 POTUS Hopefuls & Net Neutrality, Flying Through our Galaxy and MORE

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VGM Forbin Tech Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, meaning it is once again time for a wrap-up of awesome and amazing stories in the world of web and tech that you should know. In today’s Tech Tuesday, we look at:

  • The 2016 presidential hopefuls and their views of net neutrality
  • A plateau in sales of tablets worldwide
  • An app that assists you in taking your medications
  • Taking flight through our galaxy’s cosmic dust
  • Putting your old smartphones and tablets to work to boost your productivity

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Jul 9

A Sea of Changes: Recent Updates on “the Big 4” Social Media Platforms

Posted by vgmforbin in Social Media

When running a profile or considering a leap into social media, it's best to know what recent changes have been made.

Social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, are always prone to changes.

The world of social media is often unpredictable, except for one thing: it is constantly changing. Like the restless waters of the open ocean, best practices, features and even social media platforms themselves ebb and flow.

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Jul 9

The Choice: How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

Posted by vgmforbin in Social Media

There are dozens of social media networks available, so how do you know which is best for your business?

There are dozens of social media networks available, so how do you know which is best for your business?

At one time, social media was considered a fad. It would die out in a couple of years, and we’d move on to the next best thing. The same things were said about the Internet; it now plays a larger part in our lives every day.

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Jun 9

Tech Tuesday: Apple iOS9, Google Soli, the NTSB, the Internet of Hacks and 12 Internet Experiences You’ll Never Have Again

Posted by vgmforbin in Tech Tuesday

VGM Forbin Tech Tuesday

It’s Tech Tuesday again, meaning it’s the best day of the week to get your dose of web and tech news you should know. In today’s post, we cover everything from mobile and interactive news to online security, auto safety and a little bit of Internet humor.

 

[Mobile] Apple Announces iOS9, Which Offers Plenty of Tweaks

The announcement of a new operating systems for its phones and tablets is nothing new for Apple. However, its latest “OS” features plenty of tweaks that hint that the “home screen” may be becoming obsolete. >>

 

[Interactive] Google’s Project Soli is Taking Tech to New Heights of Interactivity

Google's Soli Project uses radar to harness small hand movements.

What would it be like to control the volume of your radio by simply moving your fingers like you’re turning a volume knob? Google’s “Project Soli” is examining how to make movements like this and more possible using an old technology: radar. >>

 

[Auto Tech] NTSB Calling for Standardization of Collision Avoidance Tech

We’ve all seen the touching commercials where an auto manufacturer shows off their latest collision avoidance system. However, a shockingly small percentage of this technology comes standard in vehicles. The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for this life-saving technology to be standard in more cars, trucks and SUVs. >>

 

[Security] Is the Global Internet One Huge, Hackable Network?

While we may think of the Internet as a sleek, streamlined network that works seamlessly all the time, the truth is that it’s closer to a bunch of patches that were meant to be short-term fixes. This leaves the entire Internet vulnerable. >>

 

[Internet Humor] You’ll Never Encounter these 12 Internet Experiences Again

A lot of things have changed with the Internet since it first became a widespread tool. There are many things we’ll never go through again (thankfully), like these 12 archaic Internet experiences of the 90s and early 2000s. >>

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