Daily Archives: July 10, 2013

Career Change: Every Skill And Experience is Transferable – Connect The Dots

PrintEver had the idea, need or felt the force of changing your career? Most people have, but can’t find the right time, and courage, to jump ship and make the switch to something different. Sad.

In today’s competitive job market we all have been told “be an expert in what you do” and don’t ruin your career with patchwork. Patchwork in the sense of doing too much or having worked to many different jobs and industries. The common opinion with companies, recruiters, HR and other folks involved in hiring is, you can’t be good in all of it. They claim they need experts. The result of such practices you can find in the quote below.

“A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have”.
-Steve Jobs- Continue reading

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YouTube Offers Creators Free Use Of Production Facility

YouTube has opened the doors at its production center in Los Angeles, allowing partners to use their sound stages, video editing equipment, and professional cameras. CNET’s Sumi Das gets a tour of YouTube Space LA and explains what YouTube stands to gain.

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Retailers With Upside Potential

June sales reports by retailers could create a buying opportunity for some stocks on Thursday says AAP Co-Portfolio Manager Stephanie Link.

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Steve Case: Immigration Reform Is Pro-Business

The co-founder and former CEO of AOL discusses the merits of the immigration reform, and the likelihood that Congress will support the bill. He speaks with Betty Liu on “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Digital Attacks: Something To Think About – Infographic

digital-attacks_51daebe43a83fIn honor of the 66th Anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident’s reporting, we’ve created a fun, alien-themed review of the changing battlefield for smartphone and tablet users and how digital invaders are after their private and personal information.

With more than 1 billion mobile devices now used in the US and mobile device sales exceeding PCs by more than a 2:1 ratio; the mobile environment has spawned a new battleground for digital attacks.

Digital invaders, including hackers and malware authors, know that 64% of consumers don’t use password protection and only 15% are using mobile AV/malware protection. The battlefield is wide open for these invaders to attack and harvest unprotected private data while the odds are still in their favor. The last three years have seen incredible growth in mobile malware discoveries with 2013 trending to be the worst year yet.

Based on current trends, SecurityCoverage projects there will be approximately 900,000 mobile malware discoveries in the first half of this year alone. Check the infographic and make sure you don’t fall off the chair.

Source: Security Coverage

Do You Use Kik? – Infographic

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Kik is the fast, simple and personal smartphone messenger. What’s not to love about it?

50 million users love Kik and the service is growing by 200,000 users a day. Do you use Kik?

Online Retail: Global Market Opportunities – Infographic

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The infographic identifies key statistics for those looking to expand their business into a foreign market.

Overseas markets offer growth opportunities for online retailers and with the rise in ecommerce wealth of some of the nation’s we have highlighted, it’s no surprise to see brands searching for profits in these markets and doing it successfully.

Source: Search Laboratory

Video: Creating Effective Content For Your Business – Infographic

Corporate videos play a vital role to attract customers. Videos are the very easy way to get more traffic and visitors to a website. Continue reading