Small Business Influencers 2011 Awards Final Results – Thanks to All!

Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends announced the Top 100 Champions and Honorable mentions in their Small Business Influencers 2011 Awards. I am happy to say that Lisa Barone AND I were both awarded a spot in the list of Top 100 Small Business Champions. We are in rare company with the likes of Aaron Wall, John Jantsch, Inc. Magazine and Intuit and …

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How Much Freeer than Free Can Free Be?

Stever of Axemedia passed this Register.com email solicitation along to me. It is a deceptive ad that attempts to leverage Google Places as a benefit to the package. How much freer than free can free be? I suppose that the offer revolves around some claiming package but is amazing to me that a company of …

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Google Officially Ends Support For QR Code in Places

Google is obviously moving strongly towards NFC (near field communications) as their technology of choice for closing the loop of the “last mile” in the local link between consumers and Google. They have built the NFC chip into their new Nexus and they are testing NFC in both a payment and POS environments. They used …

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Why Sec 230 of the Communications Decency Act Needs Amending

Yesterday, the All Facebook blog published a story titled Family Sues Facebook Over Photos of Daughter’s Corpse. From the article (bold is mine): A couple in New York is suing Facebook after a paramedic posted photos of their daughter’s dead body on the social networking site. Martha and Ronald Wimmer’s daughter Caroline died two years …

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NYTimes Rolling Out Fee Based Program in Canada First

I just received the following email. Under the new plan, my current reading style would cost $35 /mo. That’s not going to happen. An important announcement from the publisher of The New York Times  Dear New York Times Reader,  Today marks a significant transition for The New York Times as we introduce digital subscriptions. It’s …

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Infographic: Owning Your Local Web Equity

When presenting at Get Listed Local University we talk with a large number of small business owners. Many that we have met are attempting to understand the big picture of internet marketing and how the pieces relate. These SMBs are trying to make a decisions amidst the buzz as to where to focus their on-line …

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GetListed Portland

Today, I am presenting at the sixth GetListed.org Local University in Portland, Or. If you are coming PLEASE take a moment to introduce yourself as I would love to meet you. For those of you that attended the presentation these links will provide background information and details for a pathway to dig deeper into the world …

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