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Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock Generation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Lee Traupel

Woodstock it was a mess and don't let anyone tell you different. It was hot, cold, dirty, muddy, and smelly and most of the time you couldn't even hear the music. But, epic nevertheless.

Is Siri Really Going to Replace Your Insurance Agent?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

The business model was predicated upon a small business owner (an "agent") who was active in the community, built relationships up over time and knew most of their customers on a first name basis.

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/17/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.17.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Sorta not-really bipartisan bill; can't believe they passed up Harry Potter; Chewie's home; and politics and poker. Answers are below the quiz.

Google Cares About Your Mobile Website - Do You?

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Rebekah Bastian

If you pay attention to things like your website traffic, you've probably heard that Google announced a change to their mobile ranking algorithm which takes effect next week.

Google Search Is About To Change In A Big Way

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

How to Overcome Brand Habits So Buyers Will Buy Your Products

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

One problem marketers find difficult to overcome is how do you get buyers to choose your product when they are in the habit of buying other brands?

Help Others Be Happier and Higher-Performing Together at Work

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Stay sought-after by enabling others to proudly use their best talents together on things that matter to them. As William Butler Yeats wrote, "Because I helped to wind the clock, I come to hear it strike."

Find Your Lost Phone Immediately With This Simple Google Trick

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology

This is so easy it's amazing.

Google's Handwriting 'Keyboard' Could Save You From Typos

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.16.2015 | Technology

Smartphones are a great communication tool -- when their crummy keyboards aren't messing everything up with typos and autocomplete mistakes. But a new input method from Google could change that.

EU Antitrust Action Today Is Just the Beginning of Google's Troubles in Europe

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

The announcement today that the European Competition Commissioner has launched an official antitrust action against Google promises to be just the first step in a likely escalation of actions against Google and other big-data platforms increasingly dominating the online -- and, increasingly, the offline -- economic landscape.

Here's A Playbook Of What To Expect In EU vs. Google

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

Google has committed so many abuses, over so many years, that it has hard to know where the European Commission should start. And, I believe, once the filing of complaints and litigation start, there will be additional complaints.

Why Mobile Apps are the New Coin of the Realm for Busy Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Mobile phone saturation has arrived, regardless of the county, culture or demographics. They are embedded in our lives and an integral part of any marketer's digital reach and strategy.

EU Hits Google With Antitrust Charges

Reuters | JULIA FIORETTI AND ALASTAIR MACDONALD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology

By Alastair Macdonald and Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Union accused Google Inc on Wednesday of cheating consumers an...

Get Your Small Business Website on the Mobile-Friendly Bandwagon

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 04.14.2015 | Small Business
Ashley Wren Collins

Google will shake up search rankings once again for small businesses whose websites are not up to par with the latest best practices in SEO. On April 21st, Google will release its mobile algorithm update that promises to have a significant impact on searches originating from mobile devices.

Edward Snowden Is In The White House, According To Google Maps

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

Edward Snowden is in… the White House? He is... at least according to Google Maps. As The Verge pointed out on Tuesday, a hack of th...

The Hillary Chronicles

Tom Allon | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Tom Allon

Hillary has been the object of admiration, hope, praise, derision, anger, petty criticism and jealousy. She is the embodiment of the women's empowerment movement in our still not-overly-progressive society. She serves as a prism through which many express their hopes for a fully egalitarian society.

Google Says Go Mobile or Go Home

Kelly Phillips | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Kelly Phillips

If your website doesn't pass the Google Mobile-Friendly test, your chances of being seen by users of mobile devices is about to go down. Way down. And it could seriously cost you.

How the Cloud Is Reshaping Business Communications

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Big enterprise level companies discovered the "cloud" five to seven years ago for lowering costs, reducing head count and enabling virtual teams to work together more cohesively in and outside the company.

5 Ways to Take Advantage of the New Google-Twitter Partnership

Larry Alton | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Larry Alton

The partnership is mutually beneficial for the companies in play--Google will get to improve their user experience, while Twitter will get some extra visibility from online searchers--but it's also beneficial for your company, as long as you know how to address the change. There are several strategies you can adopt to take advantage of this new deal:

Google! Stop Sneaking Ads to Kids Through Your YouTube Kids App!

Nell Minow | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents
Nell Minow

Family-friendly is more than avoiding bad words, nudity, and violence. When it comes to children, who have not yet been taught how to know which adults to believe, it also means a trusted and consistent voice.

Jennifer Lopez Is The Reason Google Images Was Invented

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.09.2015 | Latino Voices

You know that photo you found after a quick Google Images search this morning? It's all because of Jennifer Lopez. In a blog post for Project Synd...

Modern Tools and Vendors Reshaping the Canadian Citizenship Process

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Canada has for centuries been known as a county that believes in and supports immigration as a contributor to the core DNA of the country! Each ye...

Transformative Trends Reshaping the Insurance Industry

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

The insurance industry is moving into a digital era, with analytics, mobile, the social cloud and privacy issues moving front and center in terms of how they engage with "mobile in hand consumers."

Aging Strategy in Healthcare Stocks

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

This megatrend towards healthy and active aging stretches far beyond healthcare and pharmaceuticals. With more people over 60 than ever before, and with a social and fiscal need to keep them healthy and productive, a number of forward-looking businesses are getting in on the game.

Corporate Influence & Transforming From a World Created for the Non-Living

Mark Chasan | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Mark Chasan

There is hope that we can create a thriving, healthy and abundant world, but we have to do more than hope. We must take action to transform from the inside-out (personal change), ground-up (infrastructure, built environment and supply-chain) and top-down (government, corporations and regulatory environment).