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Leveraging Social Media to Boost E-Commerce Holiday Sales

Word of mouth has long been a priceless asset to any business, and technology has expanded the playing field in a whole new way with mobile messaging and social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more. Every day, it seems hard to avoid the buzz about social media -- who's on it, what th...

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The Business Case for Virtualization Management: A New Approach to Meeting IT Goals

The process of deploying virtual machines has led IT managers to discover that the value of virtualization -- the ability to pool resources, rapidly deploy new applications, increase resource utilization, and much more -- can only be realized if the process is well managed. Thus, IT management's eve...

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eTail 2007: Online Retailers Get Personal

As massive snowstorms battered much of the Midwest and Northeast this week, it was 70 degrees and sunny in Palm Desert, Calif., during eTail 2007 Palm Desert, the 16th annual multichannel retail conference. Nevertheless, weather was merely an added bonus for the hundreds of attendees -- top executiv...

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Patch Tuesday: 12 Down, Vista to Go

Microsoft on Tuesday issued 12 software patches, six of which covered vulnerabilities the company designated as "critical." The patches were part of Microsoft's regular Patch Tuesday security bulletin. TechNewsWorld spoke with Ashar Aziz, CEO and founder of network malware security firm FireEye, to...

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Future of Search Promises Many New Developments, Ideas

The search engine industry is constantly evolving. It seems like every other week there is news of a new announcement -- the latest innovation in search that is sure to be copied within months, or a legal issue that threatens to change the landscape. Search has transitioned from a simplistic entry p...

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Search Industry Facing Evolution

What will Google do next? How will Yahoo counter the move? And how will this impact MSN Search, Ask Jeeves and the scores of smaller players vying to get their share of the search engine revenue pie? Rumors abound about what will come next for major players in search. Some believe Google is preparin...

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Experts Predict Where Search Will Go in 2005

What's the next search frontier? Will some new technology transform search as we know it? Will everything under the sun be searchable by the end of the year? Will the legal landscape set the industry back? It all depends on whom you ask. As the dust settled on the Search Engine Strategies Conference...

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Portals Pull Out All Stops To Lure Holiday Shoppers

While there are still a few days left in the holiday shopping season, all signs point to merry profits for portals. In the effort to catch that cash, this year has seen some eye-catching promotions from old favorites and some new players with promising propositions. It's all about the customer's sho...

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Ethnic-Oriented Portals Bring Culture to Holiday Shopping

While mainstream America is flocking to sites like Amazon.com, Froogle and Yahoo Shopping, ethnic minorities are showing an interest in something different from the online shopping experience. Research conducted by Insight Research demonstrates that meeting the needs of ethnic consumers is becoming ...

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The Rebirth of Web Analytics

How will this holiday season pan out for online retailers? That depends on whom you ask. An NPD Group survey of consumer holiday buying intentions reveals that the 2004 holiday shopping season could be challenging for retailers. Nearly nine out of 10 consumers say they are planning to spend the same...

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ADTI: Ready for Round Three with Open Sourcers

The same group that said that free and open-source software was a bigger security risk than commercial software and also claimed that Linus Torvalds ripped off the Linux kernel plans to release a new report in a few weeks. Ken Brown, director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's technology pro...

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Safe, Secure Holiday Shopping

Will consumers have a safe and secure holiday shopping season? Or will identity thieves walk away with the lion's share of the profits? According to VeriSign's latest Internet Security Intelligence Briefing, which covers the period from July through September, the number of security attacks has decl...

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Searching for Holiday Profits

Are you searching for holiday profits? Join the e-club. Countless thousands of online retailers are competing in what analysts call a "zero sum game" where only one vendor can win the sale. However, take heart. There are plenty of sales to go around. EMarketer predicts online retail sales will reach...

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Africa Becoming Vast Frontier for Free and Open Software

Desperately seeking their future, African countries that virtually no Western commercial software vendors have cared about in the past are turning to free and open software. They are doing so at a pace just quick enough to alarm some commercial software vendors, who fear the prospect of an entire co...

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Prosecutor Explains Why Spammer Sent to Slammer

"Guilty" on all three counts was the finding of the Virginia jury on November 3 in the nation's first felony spam prosecution. The greatest shock was when the jury returned a sentence of nine years against Jeremy Jaynes when many on the jury did not even know what spam was prior to the eight-day jur...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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