Search Engine Optimization

If you want to promote your business like never before, search engine optimization (SEO) can prove usefulness in endless ways. This process of stimulating positive effects on the visibility of a website or a web page in the unpaid results of search engines like Google, Yahoo!, and Bing helps website owners reap the benefits of improved website traffic, sales, and economies of scale, profits, and returns on investments.

Search engine optimization techniques may be used to target a wide range of search, including local search, video search, image search, news search, academic search, and industry-specific vertical search engines. This process includes optimizing a website by editing HTML, content, and coding to improve relevance to specific keywords and eliminate barriers to the indexing activities of search engines.

Jobs step down at Apple

August 29th, 2011 by James

Jobs step down at Apple

Steven P. Jobs, whose insistent vision made Apple one of the world’s most valuable and influential companies, is stepping down as chief executive.

“I have always said that if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know,” Mr. Jobs said in a letter released by the company. “Unfortunately, that day has come.”

From NYTimes.com:

Mr. Jobs, 56, has been on medical leave since January, his third such absence. He underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004, and received a liver transplant in 2009. But as recently as a few weeks ago, Mr. Jobs was negotiating business issues with another Silicon Valley executive.

Mr. Jobs will become chairman, a position that did not exist before. Apple named Tim Cook, its chief operating officer, to succeed Mr. Jobs as chief executive.

Rarely has a major company and industry been so dominated by a single individual, and so successful. His influence has gone far beyond the iconic personal computers that were Apple’s principal product for its first 20 years. In the last decade, Apple has redefined the music business through the iPod, the cellphone business through the iPhone and the entertainment and media world through the iPad. Again and again, Mr. Jobs has gambled that he knew what the customer would want, and again and again he has been right.

“Apple has been so innovative because Jobs takes major risks, which is rare in corporate America. He doesn’t market-test anything. It’s all his own judgment and perfectionism and gut,” said Alan Deutschman, who wrote a biography of Mr. Jobs.

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Approval rating of Obama on U.S. economy hits new low

August 23rd, 2011 by James

Approval rating of Obama on U.S. economy hits new low

According to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday in the aftermath of a bruising fight with Congress over federal spending, the approval of President Barack Obama‘s handling of the U.S. economy has fallen to a new low of 26 percent.

Approval of Obama’s handling of the economy fell by 11 percentage points from 37 percent in mid-May.

From in.finance.yahoo.com:

The president had similarly low approval ratings on other economic issues. Only 24 percent of Americans approved of Obama’s handling of the federal budget deficit, while 29 percent approved of his efforts to create jobs.

The poll came two weeks after Congress and the president agreed on a deal to cut U.S. federal spending following a bitter political struggle that took the government to the brink of a potential default.

The president’s overall job approval rating among voters questioned Aug. 11-14 was 41 percent, slightly lower than other polls conducted in August.

Approval for Obama’s handling of the Afghanistan war was also sharply lower. His ratings have fallen by 15 percentage points since mid-May, when they hit 53 percent after the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

The poll was based on 1,008 telephone interviews with adults in the United States and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Hurricane Irene Heads Toward Bahamas And US

August 23rd, 2011 by James

Hurricane Irene Heads Toward Bahamas And USA rapidly strengthening Hurricane Irene roared off the resort-dotted Dominican Republic and whipped up high waves and torrential downpours on a track that could see it reach the U.S. Southeast as a major storm by the end of the week.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said it could reach Category 3 as early as Tuesday and possibly become a monster Category 4 storm within 72 hours.

From news.yahoo.com:

Forecasters said it could still be that strong when it slams into the United States, possibly landing in Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina. Irene is expected to rake the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Earlier, the storm slashed directly across Puerto Rico, tearing up trees and knocking out power to more than a million people, then headed out to sea north of the Dominican Republic, where the powerful storm’s outer bands were buffeting the north coast with dangerous sea surge and downpours.

Late Monday, the storm’s downpours forced more than 1,000 Dominicans to evacuate their homes, with some families in low-lying areas fleeing to churches and public buildings. Others hunkered down inside their homes as the winds howled outside and heavy waves pounded the piers and washed onto coastal boulevards.

“We didn’t anticipate it gaining this much strength this early,” said center meteorologist Chris Landsea, adding that the ocean’s warm temperatures and the current atmosphere is “very conducive” to energizing storms.

Android Prone To Hacking, Warns Security Experts

August 17th, 2011 by James

Android Prone To Hacking, Warns Security ExpertsA mobile security expert recently remarked that he has identified new ways for hackers to attack phones running Google Inc’s Android operating system.

Riley Hassell told Reuters he and colleague Shane Macaulay decided not to lay out their research at the gathering for fear criminals would use it attack Android phones.

From in.news.yahoo.com:

“App developers frequently fail to follow security guidelines and write applications properly,” he said.

“Some apps expose themselves to outside contact. If these apps are vulnerable, then an attacker can remotely compromise that app and potentially the phone using something as simple as a text message.”

He declined to identify those apps, saying he fears hackers might exploit the vulnerabilities.

“When you release a threat and there’s no patch ready, then there is mayhem,” said Hassell, founder of boutique security firm Privateer Labs.

Hassell said in an interview he identified more than a dozen widely used Android applications that make the phones vulnerable to attack.

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Twitter Marketing – Tips and Tools

August 11th, 2011 by James

You need a proven twitter marketing system as an online marketer. In this YouTube video, you would be gaining complete insights on learning tips and tools to navigating Twitter for growing your Networking Marketing and online business. Tools like Tweetdeck, Twollo, Tweetlater, and more could help you to a considerable extent as far as maximization of Twitter experience is concerned.

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USD may weaken as Federal Reserve meeting looms

August 8th, 2011 by James

USD may weaken as Federal Reserve meeting loomsThe United States dollar is expected to fall next week, especially against the Japanese Yen (JPY) and Swiss Franc (CHF) as investors are looking to a Federal Reserve meeting that may offer hints of further easing as worries about the global economy grow.

Stocks sold off and safe-haven assets soared this week after weak data fueled fears that the world economy is slipping back into a recession.

From Reuters.com:

The Swiss franc climbed to record highs against the dollar and euro on Friday, before easing back. The dollar last traded up 0.2 percent at 0.7665 franc, while the euro rose 1.5 percent at 1.0960 francs.

For the week, the dollar lost about 3.0 percent against the Swiss currency and the euro dropped 3.7 percent.

Against the yen, the dollar was last at 78.49, down 0.7 percent on the day, but rose 1.2 percent on the week after Japan intervened and eased monetary policy to weaken the yen.

Sharp moves in financial markets and the spike in volatility prompted aggressive policy actions by several major central banks in recent days, including a surprise interest rate cut by Switzerland, yen-selling intervention by Japan, and a resumption of bond buying by the European Central Bank.

“With markets already on the defensive and the macroeconomic picture deteriorating, (Fed Chairman Ben) Bernanke cannot afford to be tight-lipped about further quantitative easing,” said Ashraf Laidi, CEO of Intermarket Strategy Ltd. in London.

Fears Stalking The World Economy Hit UK Shares

August 5th, 2011 by James

Fears Stalking The World Economy Hit UK SharesA massive £35billion was wiped off the value of the biggest companies in Britain on 3rd August, 2011 as the global economy sunk deeper into crisis.

The American debt storm blew back across the Atlantic to Europe and threatened to engulf Italy and Spain.

From Dailymail.co.uk:

Panicked investors were also rattled by signs of a severe slowdown in the United States, the world’s biggest economy, as it edged closer to a double-dip recession.

In New York, the Dow Jones index of American stocks recovered only slightly after falling for eight straight days.

The loss of confidence on financial markets threatens to destroy momentum in the world economy and send unemployment soaring. A renewed global slump would be devastating for Britain and could tip the economy back into recession.

The FTSE 100 index tumbled 133.88 points to 5584.51– slashing the value of Britain’s blue chip companies by £35billion. It is the worst fall for nine months.

Louise Cooper, an analyst at broker BGC Partners in London, said: ‘Everybody is phenomenally nervous. There is a lot of fear out there.’

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Samsung Q2 Profit Falls

August 1st, 2011 by James

Samsung Q2 Profit FallsSamsung Electronics Co is banking heavily on the booming smartphone market and its mainstay chips business for helping it cope with its underperforming LCD display and TV units.

“Samsung’s earnings momentum will revive in Q3, but the recovery will not be strong because of weak economies in the U.S. and Europe,” said Lee Dong-Jin, fund manager at KTB Asset Management.” There are also no new IT applications that can drive demand as Apple’s iPhone and iPad did.”

From in.news.yahoo.com:

Samsung warned of a challenging business outlook due to uncertain economic prospects. The biggest drain on earnings remains its lossmaking liquid crystal display business.

On Thursday, Sony Corp and Panasonic Corp also warned of weak TV sales, especially in the United States and Europe, following Philips and Corning Inc in highlighting anemic demand.

Samsung’s shares edged up in early Friday trade. The stock has lost 5 percent over the past three months, lagging a 3 percent fall in the KOSPI.

The company boasts a market capitalisation of $134 billion, bigger than the combined value of Sony, Nokia, Toshiba Corp, Panasonic and LG Display.

Samsung, also the world’s No.2 maker of mobile phones, reported a 3.75 trillion won ($3.6 billion) operating profit for April-June, versus the consensus forecast for a 3.7 trillion won profit according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

“It will be difficult to boost earnings sharply in the third quarter as demand for memory chips and TVs will continue to remain depressed,” said Song Myung-sup, an analyst at HI Investment & Securities. “Its loss-making flat-screen business will also report break even at best.”

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