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Dear Xfinity: Keep Your Hotspots Out of Our Routers

  Article by Becky Errico | 627 words Many restaurants, hotels and other businesses offer free Wi-Fi as provided through wireless hotspots. These public networks are far from secure, but many people like them for the convenient Internet connection they provide. However, people aren’t too thrilled that Xfinity, the cable division of Comcast, has turned [&hellip

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Is Your Home Business Safe from Security Breaches?

  Special to Nvate | 579 words Home businesses offer flexibility and convenience of setting your own hours and choosing your workspace, but that doesn’t mean that you can neglect protecting the security of your assets. A single breach may be significant enough to adversely affect your home business and place your livelihood and income [&hellip

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“Awesome Again”: Yahoo Promises to Revive Flickr

  Article by Alison K. Lanier | 787 words Less than a year ago, at an event in New York City just after Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer declared her intention to “make Flickr awesome again.” At the time, this promise meant expanding and polishing Flickr’s mobile presence and overall [&hellip

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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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