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Need More YouTube Views? Try Pinterest
Independent film and entertainment studio Lionsgate holds the majority (30%) of the market share of fitness DVDs. Naturally, the company decided to create a YouTube channel comprised of athletic content. What it didn’t anticipate is how effectively Pinterest could promote its YouTube presence.
Launched Jan. 3, 2012 as part of YouTube’s Original Content initiative, Lionsgate BeFit features dozens of workout videos from celebrity trainers like Jillian Michaels and Jane Fonda. The channel posts to YouTube once a day, with the goal to generate as many viewers as possible to each video within 48 hours…
How to Use the Networking Clubs From Social Media Examiner
eBay Making Mobile Commerce Central to its 2012 Growth Strategy
To that end, eBay announced a series of new partnerships ostensibly forged to further the company’s robust mobile commerce aims.
In addition to teaming with wireless carrier Three.co.uk, eBay also confirmed strategic integrations with merchants such as Yotel and Entradas.com, and promised mobile app updates that will help “evolve” mobile commerce selling and shopping experiences for consumers…
Calculate How Much Of A Reserve Fund You Need
Personal finance experts crow on and on about how crucial it is to save up a reserve fund to help you survive a job loss or financial disaster. Deciding exactly how much to set aside, however, is a matter of philosophies and resources.
An easy way to play with the numbers is to try a calculator geared to help you discover how long your savings will last. Bankrate and Money-Zine, among many other sites, offer tools to help you figure out a savings goal.
It’s important that a reserve fund is quickly accessible…
Don’t Hire People Like Yourself
Microsoft shows off NUI, Kinect-focused research projects
PlayUp App Rallies March Madness Fans
March Madness is right around the corner and an app released late last year could help you keep up with what your friends and fellow sports fans are saying during the games.
PlayUp, the social sports iOS app, has crept into Apple’s top 10 sports apps since it launched globally in October 2011, and the company plans to roll out an Android app soon. PlayUp has bounced through the top 10 sports apps and is now ranked ninth.
The free app has thousands of live game chats for a variety of college and pro sports including American football, soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey, cricket and rugby…
Starz Movies Fall Off Netflix Streaming This Week
Your Netflix streaming queue is probably about to get a bit lighter. As we noted back in September, Netflix and Starz did not renew their deal, meaning about 800 movies will be leaving Netflix’s streaming service by the end of the week.
If you haven’t gotten around to streaming Toy Story 3, Spartacus, Howl’s Moving Castle, Scarface or Young Frankenstein, time is of the essence. To get a good look at all the movies that are going away, peruse Netflix’s Starz Play page.
For burned-out subscribers bitter that the streaming selection was sparse even before the Starz departure, this is the wrong direction for the needle to move…
Point of Reference Releases Mobile App
Want hands-free software updates? Try Secunia PSI 3 beta
The key change this time comes in what the company calls the program’s “dramatically simplified user interface”.
PSI doesn’t present you with a big list of installed software, then. There are no menus, no toolbars, no hidden options or complicated settings: just a Scan button that tells the program to start checking your applications for missing updates…
5 Things Your Press Releases Should Be Doing — A SPN Exclusive Article
Submitting press releases has become the new “in” thing for internet marketers. Sure, press releases are a great way to gain exposure and build quality backlinks for your website. However, this entire strategy is based on the assumption that you’re publishing the right kinds of press releases.
If you’re dealing with quality press releases, they should be doing these 5 things:
1. Providing Information – Not a Sales Pitch
This is the single biggest reason that press releases wind up in the garbage! By definition, a press release’s job is to inform the media of something new, not to sound like an infomercial…
Going Once, Going Twice – Daily Deal Sites Up for Auction
California based Kushpon a medical marijuana deals site that launched less than a year ago is one site that’s looking for a buyer. The current bid is $5000 but you can buy it now for $20,000.
What’s really interesting and somewhat amusing is that potential buyers are really putting the seller in the hot seat…
System Explorer 3.8 supports 64-bit Windows
And the latest release provides yet another, with the introduction of full 64-bit Windows support…
Guy Kawasaki: Don’t Plan Your Social Media; Just Do It
Personal Finance Roundup
Change the Way You Think [Free Money Finance] “There are six key traits of wealth builders.”Your Facebook Profile Can Predict Your Job Performance [Moneyland] “It can take as little as 10 minutes for someone to go through your Facebook profile and predict how you’ll perform in the workplace.”The Dumbest Investment Move [Smart Money] “Why owning your company’s stock in your 401(k) can be a big mistake.”The Tax Break That Millions Miss Out On [Daily Finance] “As many as 1 in 4 of those who qualify for this tax credit failed to claim it, missing out on hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars…
Customer Relationship Metrics Launches Social Media Business Intelligence Offering
Curb Your Shopping Impulse When You’re On The Go
If you can’t restrain yourself from making unnecessary purchases, it doesn’t matter how much money you make because you’ll find a way to bury yourself in debt. By identifying your tendencies and curbing them before they victimize you, you can get your shopoholicism under control.
The Debt Princess, who admits to being prone to shopping impulses, tells you how she keeps her urge to splurge under control:
* Put your credit cards on ice. If you can’t trust yourself with a credit card, consider freezing it and leaving it inside your freezer…
Why You Shouldn’t Fear a Stylus Comeback
There’s a trend in smartphones, and some might call it disturbing. Hand-in-hand with the recent surge of phones with gigantic screens comes a surprise visitor, poking its way out of the technological past to stab at us here in the present: the stylus.
First there was the Samsung Galaxy Note, a phone with a massive 5-inch screen and a pull-out stylus called the S Pen. Now, straight from the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, LG just debuted its answer to the Note, the Optimus Vu, another 5-inch phone that sports a stylus…
Zmags Unveils Shopping Tool to Reach Tablet, Smartphone Users
The media merchandising company has created a beautiful platform for merchants called Zmags Convergence that takes the user interface of a tablet, smartphone, Facebook brand page or website to introduce shoppers to a world beyond what’s traditionally seen on e-commerce sites today.
The company — which worked with Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kenneth Cole, Lenovo, Celebrating Home and Pearson to create and build the product — designed the platform primarily with the iPad in mind, but it works with various devices…
Facebook Teams Up With Mobile Carriers for Payments
Facebook has inked deals with some top wireless carriers to facilitate mobile payments, the company announced Monday.
The company’s new partners include AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon, among others. Under the new deal, consumers will be able to pay for their Facebook Credits via carrier billing. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Facebook chief technology officer Bret Taylor (pictured) said the payments experience on the web is “broken” and added, “Even with operator billing support most require a step called SMS device verification…
Study Warns That Repairing The Nation’s Water Systems Could Triple Your Bill
Each time you fill up a glass of water or brush your teeth, maybe you’re trying to conserve water for nature’s sake, but you’re probably not overly worried about jacking up your water bill. That could change, as the price of overhauling our country’s drinking water system is likely to be a steep one, warns a new study — and that expense could be reflected in the water bills of many consumers.
The American Water Works Association says that the changes between 2011 and 2035 will cost around $1 trillion…
Sony Returns Sales Tax It Mistakenly Charged PS3 Owners
Sony sent out emails to customers saying it mistakenly charged sales tax on PlayStation Network purchases back in the day, and has refunded the money into their accounts.
Here’s the message Sony sent:
Dear Sony Entertainment Network account holder,
After performing routine system maintenance, Sony Entertainment Network sales tax records were mistakenly modified and some customer’s accounts were charged sales tax in error.
Between November 18, 2010, and April 11, 2011, one or more transactions originating from your account was charged sales tax in error…
Career Advice Gleaned From Celebrities
There are as many ways to succeed as there are successful people. By learning from those with impressive careers, you can discover advice you can apply to your own life.
Her Campus chose several celebrities as case studies and identified driving forces that helped them make it to the top and stay there.
Here’s a sampling:
* Do what you love like Steve Jobs — Your mind works better when your heart is leading the way. Doing work that feels right and excites you allows you to focus your resources on success…
Tegra 3-Powered Gaming Looks Amazing on the Big Screen [VIDEO]
BARCELONA: Although it’s been out for a while – it was officially launched in November of last year – Tegra 3 is definitely one of the biggest topics at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
The most powerful smartphones presented this week, including the HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD, are Tegra-3 based.
Tegra 3 is a system-on-a-chip that has four cores that handle intensive tasks and a fifth, companion core that takes care of lighter tasks, and it’s a beast…
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LG Quad-core 4X HD Smartphone Hands On
Click here to view this gallery.BARCELONA: Spend enough time at Mobile World Congress and soon you find that you can’t tell one gray slab, big-screen smart phone from the next. The screen sizes vary a bit, and some have smooth backs, while others offer ridges, but most of the handhelds unveiled at the show, especially the Android ones, look very much alike. On the outside, LG’s powerful Optimus 4X HD is a shining example of the look-alike super-phone species…