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Seekr: The Job Interview Practice Program

  Article by Paloma Basilio | 671 words Nailing a job interview can be harder than the job itself. It is true the economy is getting better, so the workforce is slowly but surely expanding. With a recovering economy comes thousands of potential applicants competing for the same positions. Of course, education does help, but [&hellip

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Craft Brewers: When Corporate Drinks Aren’t Enough

  Article by Daniel Perretta | 651 words Today, it is nearly impossible to walk into your local beer and wine store and not become absolutely overwhelmed with the vast selection. In the not-so-distant past, you needed to find a specialty store in order to get ahold of some really top-notch, unique brews. If you [&hellip

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Elance: An Open Tool for Freelancers and Businesses

  Article by Alison K. Lanier | 798 words I recently created my Elance profile to give the service a trial run and get an inside look at what features the massive freelancing site brings to the table. Elance claims to have over four million members between the businesses hiring freelancers and the freelancers themselves—who [&hellip

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Go Ahead, Be a Mad Genius: A Super-Pandora of a Radio Service

  Article by Alison K. Lanier | 950 words Mad Genius Radio is the youngest streaming music service arriving on the online scene, trying to reach the formidable heights established by Pandora and Spotify. Despite the proliferation of streaming services, Mad Genius bills itself as “unique”—its word, not mine. But I will say that the [&hellip

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Back to the Start: eMusic Takes Refuge in an Indie Catalogue

  Article by Alison K. Lanier | 835 words A few months ago, the popular download service eMusic became a unique, solely indie music library. In an effort to kick-start its stagnating subscription numbers, eMusic now offers a specialized collection of independent music that it hopes will set it apart in an iTunes- and piracy-dominated [&hellip

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Where Does Innovation Come From?

  Article by Bobby Miller | 2,843 words At some point, every parent can count on hearing the dreaded question, “Where do babies come from?”  It’s only natural for children to wonder how something so amazingly complex as a human being came into being in the first place.  They know something special must have happened [&hellip

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Is Crowdfunding the Future of the Music Industry?

  Article by Daniel Perretta | 904 words I am sure that all of us have drifted off, thinking about new ideas, projects, and inventions, only to be struck with the quick gut-check of reality.  “How would I even fund something like this?” In recent years, that question has been answered with crowdfunding.  If someone [&hellip

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Expansion in the Face of Aggression: Uber now Offers Grocery Delivery

  Article by Alison K. Lanier | 826 words Uber is apparently undaunted by aggression it has faced from taxi companies over the last year. The ride-share service announced they will be expanding into a grocery delivery service, with a Washington, D.C., pilot program. An Open, Friendly Premise Uber emerged over the last months as [&hellip

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From Peddling Fantasies to Marketing Realism: The Truth in Advertising Bill

  Article by Jane Stringham | 669 words Last March, the Truth in Advertising bill was introduced to Congress.  The bill asks that the Federal Trade Commission submit a strategy to reduce the use of unrealistically altered bodies and faces in advertising and the promotion of commercial products, according to the Library of Congress.  Seth [&hellip

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Power to the Viewers: Tip Jar and the Changing Economics of YouTube

  Article by Alison K. Lanier | 829 words Professional YouTubers can make a handy profit on their given YouTube channels of cooking shows, exercise videos, or tirades. Video game players, comedians, musicians, authors, and gym instructors all cultivate a following of ad-clicking viewers. YouTube announced at VidCon this year that viewers will soon be [&hellip

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