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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2/14/12 Links

Your daily links for Tuesday February 14, 2012.

99 Problems But Money Ain't One - Signal vs. Noise

Four Pitfalls that Sabotage Startup Growth - Sandhill

Apple Beats Out Google, Amazon For Highest Corporate Reputation Score - TechCrunch

Apple Stock Hits $500 as China ‘iPad’ Trademark Case Escalates -

Your Heartbeat Could Be Your Password - Gizmodo

BitTorrent Piracy Has No Impact on U.S. Box Office Sales - BGR

Obama's Budget: Where it Cuts - CNN Money

Saudi Blogger's Tweets Could Cost Him His Life - CNET News

Social Networking: Silicon Valley's Secret Sauce - TechNewsWorld

Best Time to Start a Company - Inc

Does 1 Million New Users Mean MySpace Is Coming Back? - Marketing Pilgrim


Monday, February 13, 2012

2/13/12 Links

Your daily links for Monday February 13, 2012.

NUTS: Google Faces Challenges, Apple Flourishes Despite Criticism - Forbes

Apple Pops, Wall St Firms Drop in Brand Study - Reuters

Are CEOs Psychopaths? - CBS News

Why Starbucks Succeeds In China - The Business Insider

The Push to Kill QR Codes Continues - Marketing VOX

Good Content Marketing vs. Great Content Marketing: Learn the Difference - Online Marketing Blog

Compete Says Google+ Is Becoming An Enormous Success - Marketing Pilgrim

iPad Owners Display High Engagement With TV - Marketing Charts

How Lincoln Became A Great Leader - Inc Magazine

News About Whitney Houston’s Death Broke First on Twitter – but Went Nowhere - Houston Chronicle


Friday, February 10, 2012

2/10/12 Links

Your daily links for Friday February 10, 2012.

Richard Branson on Decision-Making For Entrepreneurs -

The Battle Against SOPA Is Far From Over -

All or Something - Signal vs. Noise

The Death of Firefox - ExtremeTech

Nuclear Reactor Approved in U.S. for First Time Since 1978 - Scientific American

Google's First Employee Departs - Slashdot

7-inch iPad Again Said to be Nearing Launch - BGR

Weighing a Big Decision? Take Your Time - Inc Magazine 


Thursday, February 9, 2012

2/9/12 Links

Your daily links for Thursday February 9, 2012.

How a Laser Could Make Your Hard Drive 1,000 Times Faster - Gizmodo

What You Need to Succeed and How to Find Out If You Have It - Scientific American

How Apple’s iPhone Actually Hurts AT&T, Verizon and Sprint - Time

Apple's $90 Billion Run - Fortune

Path Does the Right Thing On User Privacy - Gizmodo

Google Offers To Pay People To Have Their Web Use Tracked Minutely - TechCrunch

Responsive Design Tricks: Fluid Typography With CSS 3 - Wired

The Zuckerberg Tax - Slashdot

iPad 3 Unveil Set For Early March - Informationweek

FBI releases file on Apple's Steve Jobs - USA Today


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2/8/12 Links

Your daily links for Wednesday February 8, 2012.

Apple Promises A Crack Down On Those Who Manipulate App Store Rankings -

Why Facebook's Daily Active Users Is Not The Number That Matters - Fast Company

6 Secrets to a Successful Startup - Inc Magazine

How To Fix iPhone Auto Correct, The Bane Of Your Existence - The Business Insider

This VC Thinks Health Tracking Is About To Take Off -- Like PCs In The 1970s - The Business Insider

Apple Is Pulling In 40% Of All Mobile Industry Revenue, And 75% Of All Mobile Profits - The Business Insider

Apple Claimed a Staggering 80% of Mobile Profit in Q4 - BGR 

6 Emotions That Make Customers Buy - Inc Magazine

Does Google Personalized Search Have You Concerned? - Marketing Pilgrim

Apple iTV detailed: It’s like a 42-inch iPad - ExtremeTech

MIT Crowdsources and Gamifies Brain Analysis - ExtremeTech

Facebook Graffiti Artist Could be Worth $500 Million - NY Times

Hollywood Wants To Kill Piracy? No Problem: Just Offer Something Better - Techdirt


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Facebook IPO

Blog reader Peter from submitted this graphic to the blog. It's well done and has some interesting tidbits about Facebook within. Here's the text that supports the graphic:
"Facebook’s IPO filing not only made a statement as the largest for any technology company but a glimpse into their earnings shows their attention to detail. In 2011, FB reported a net income of $1 Billion. Not $950 million or $1.2 Billion. Perhaps it was a shout out to Justin Timberlake’s famous line from “The Social Network,” but the facts remain, they are very much in control.
Not only will Mark Zuckerberg become one of the wealthiest men in the world, nearly 1,000 employees are expected to become millionaires overnight. Who would’ve thought playing farm games all day could be worth so much!"

Created By: MBA Online Facebook IPO

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Monday, February 6, 2012

2/6/12 Links

Your daily links for Monday February 6, 2012.

Facebook’s Mobility Challenge - NY Times

Citi Gets Approval to Issue Credit Cards in China - Reuters

Only 8.5% Of Internet Usage Comes Via Mobiles, Double Last Year's Figure -

Hey Samsung, Here's A Reminder From Steve Jobs On Why People Hate Styluses - The Business Insider

These Are The 10 Most Educated Countries In The World (The US is 4th) - The Business Insider

Get Faster & More Flexible: 5 Tips - Inc Magazine

Is It Ethical to Own an iPhone? - Scientific American

Google Cloud Print: It's Actually Awesome, and Here's How to Set It Up - Lifehacker

Study Finds Social Media Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes, Alcohol - Slashdot

How to Deliver a Killer Business Presentation - Mashable

$800 Million Chinese Fund to Back Film Projects - NY Times


Friday, February 3, 2012

2/3/12 Links

Your daily links for Friday February 3, 2012.

Forget Networking. How to Be a Connector  - Entrepreneur

The Management Team  - A VC

Watch This: This Optical Illusion Will Give You a Headache For the Next Two Hours - Gizmodo

Sorry, Most of Your Tweets Are Worthless -

Advice to New Facebook Millionaires: Take a Breath - Reuters

How Marc Andreessen Makes Silicon Valley Magic - GigaOM

The Science of Concussion and Brain Injury - Scientific American

Get Ready for the Apple … Treadmill? - Mashable

The Pope's on Twitter? 10 Unlikely Tweeters - CNN

Warren Buffett Strikes Fun Poses With Business School Students [Photos] - Wall Street Journal 

Alzheimer's Transmission Pathway Discovered - Slashdot

The 8 Things Your Employees Need Most - Inc Magazine

Can I See Your Body of Work? - Seth Godin blog

Dendreon Gets a New CEO - Zacks

Unemployment Drops to 8.3% After Hiring Burst - Associated Press


Thursday, February 2, 2012

2/2/12 Links

Your daily links for Thursday February 2, 2012.

Scientists Can Now Actually Read Your Mind [Science] - Gizmodo

Self-Guided Bullet Could Strike Laser-Designated Targets From A Mile Away - TechCrunch

A Sales Lesson from Punxsutawney - Good Ground blog 

Mark Zuckerberg Hacks S-1 Filing With Letter To Shareholders On Eve Of Facebook IPO - Fast Company

Now Facebook Must Prove To Wall Street Its Ads Really Work -

Know Your Teammates: Leadership Lessons from the Super Bowl Quarterbacks - Forbes

Leading by Choice - CBS News

3 Characteristics of a Great Investor - Inc Magazine

Zuckerberg Pay: CEO Brings In $1.5M, Holds 28.2% Stake - Wall Street Journal

Venture Capitalists Flock to China, Leave Europe Behind - Wall Street Journal

7 Ways to Lower Your Website’s Bounce Rate - Mashable

RUMOR: The Supposed Launch Date For iPhone 5 Revealed (AAPL) - The Business Insider

Berkshire Hathaway’s $5 Billion Investment in Goldman Sachs in 2008 Has Resulted in a 50% Return - The Business Insider


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2/1/12 Links

Your daily links for Wednesday February 1, 2012.

Why Has Andreessen Horowitz Raised $2.7B in 3 Years? - Ben Horowitz/ben's blog

Social Network Ads: LinkedIn Falls Behind Twitter; Facebook Biggest Of All -

Facebook to file $5 billion IPO Wednesday - Reuters

The Facebook IPO Players Club: Sean Parker - Fast Company 

The Bookstore's Last Stand: Barnes & Noble, Taking On Amazon in the Fight of Its Life - NY Times

Turn Your Employees Into Missionaries  - Inc Magazine

The Future of High-Tech Advertising - ExtremeTech

Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out - NY Times

Is J.C. Penney the Future of Retail? - CNN Money

Facebook IPO: The Numbers Behind the World’s Most Valuable Social Network [INFOGRAPHIC] - Mashable

YouTube CEO: The Future of Content Is Niche Channels - Mashable

Obama's War on Alzheimer's: Will We Be Able to Treat the Disease by 2025? - Scientific American