Here’s Why Microsoft’s Edge May Never Be Your Default Web Browser

Posted on October 21, 2015 by James A. Martin


If you look at web browser U.S. market share over the past several years, you’ll notice the freefall of Microsoft’s once-dominant Internet Explorer (IE). With Microsoft’s latest browser, Edge, can the company reverse its dramatic slide?

As recently as 2008, IE was by far the top dog, with over 76 percent of the desktop browser market, according to StatCounter. Its nearest competitor was Firefox, at a distant 18 percent market share.

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Netflix's Utter Bandwidth Dominance in One Chart

Netflix's Utter Bandwidth Dominance in One Chart

Posted on October 7, 2015 by Ben TaylorFrederick M. Brown / Getty Images

You’ve probably lost a weekend (or three) to a Netflix binge, blazing through "House of Cards,” re-watching "Breaking Bad” or playing your favorite season of “The Office” on loop—a three-day carnival of cliffhangers, lost sleep and bad wine. Yes, you have a problem. No, you don’t need help.

The data says you’re not alone.

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iPhone 6s & 6s Plus Manufacturing Costs

We always find it interesting to see the breakdowns of costs of products we use every day.  Here is a breakdown of the estimated costs of The current Apple iPhone lineup.
Looks like Apple continues to make decent margins on these units while keeping the price level.  Along those lines, which carrier do you feel has the most interesting financing plans?  
Answer below….. 
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5 Ways to Monetize Email Newsletters


It may not be as exciting as social media or content marketing, but email marketing is one of the most effective ways to reach an intended customer. In fact, digital marketers have stated that email is the most effective digital marketing channel when it comes to customer retention. Email is also effective at achieving brand awareness, customer acquisition, and conversion. - Loren Baker -

Wow.. how true is that quote?  Email marketing has been around since email and it’s going as strong as ever.  A properly built list is a list of people who’ve indicated interest in learning more about you and your business.  How could you not send them news and information regarding your industry regularly?

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Personal branding and reputation management: what you need to know - Memeburn

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We’re all in the marketing business… no doubt.  We market ourselves every day whether personally, professionally or our businesses.  

I remember a while back we had some people on an IT help desk speaking harshly to a client who called in for support.  We pulled them aside and explained that they are the face of our business.  How that interact with our clients is more powerful than any sales or management level interaction.  They needed to clean up their act and realize that they are the front lines for our reputation.

In this article, Anton Koekemoer lists some of the key areas where you need to manage your personal and company reputation.

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10 Time Wasting Tasks You Can Automate in 30 Minutes

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I don’t know about you, but to me, it seems that there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done.  So, I’m always looking for ideas on how to become more productive and get more done in less time without sacrificing quality.

This seems to be a never ending challenge.  I have 2 small children, a loving wife and other family…. not to mention several businesses that keep pulling at my time.

Below is a link to a great article that highlight some ideas we can ALL use to become more productive.  They range from dealing with email better through performing backups, etc.  It’s a great list!

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These 9 trends show the future of mobile payments and banking | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Rimma Perelmuter, MEF

mobile phone - mobile banking, mobile payments.

Here’s a great article about movie payments.  In short, if your business doesn’t accept payments via mobile technologies, you really need to consider making some changes.  Apple Pay is catching on… and moving very quickly to be an accepted method of payment throughout the world.  If you haven’t tried it, you really should.  

These convenience changes combined with their increased security will push our customers to want to pay via mobile devices, etc.

How is your business handling this issue?  Tell us in the comments below.

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10 Advanced SEO Techniques That’ll Double Your Search Traffic

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I’ve started following Neil Patel as I learn more and more about SEO Techniques.  In this article he delves deep into techniques that WILL improve your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which will totally drive more traffic to your site. That’s the name of the game, after all… driving traffic to your site.

Of particular note is his idea about creating optimized landing pages.  These pages are built specifically to help weed out casual visitors from those that are serious.  They can be used to build leads in your lead system, subscribers to your newsletter and communications, and even purchase products.

Here’s a link to the original article:

10 Advanced SEO Techniques That’ll Double Your Search Traffic

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SEO - Who links to your site?

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SEO and backlinks…. a dead issue or not?  In the website development business, we always look to help our customers.  Sometimes, however it’s like leading the horse to water… you can get the horse there, but it’s hard to make them drink.


SEO appears to be the same thing at times.  People call us asking for help, be it design related or traffic related and we always ask the same basic questions.  In most cases, we get to the question of search engine ranking for your keywords and backlinks… and people just have no idea what we’re asking.


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