Business articles published in August 2012
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August 31, 2012
Kuapay Gets $4Mil, Expands Mobile Payments to NYC
Kuapay uses recent $4mil funding round to expand it's mobile payment technology to NYC market.
Facebook Woes Continue as $1 Billion Slashed from Earnings Forecast
Revenue forecasts at Facebook fail to meet expectations again.
Wage Rises in Shenzen and their Ripple Effect Around the World
Reports reveal that wage costs in Shenzhen are to rise by up to 25% this month, possibly causing prices to rise for electronic products.
Giving Back Is Good Business
Giving back is good for business, a small local family business goes above and beyond to help others.
August 30, 2012
Continuing Failing Stock Means Facebook Must Boost Public Relations
Thanks to Facebook’s sinking stock, social media wunderkin, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently feeling the pinch of public scorn.
Freelancers Could Pay As Google Prepares Googlegeddon II
Google is planning another mass website slaughterfest in which legitimate websites may actually matter once completed.
August 29, 2012
Campbell Warming Up Sales With Warhol Limited Edition Cans
Target is selling limited edition Andy Warhol inspired Campbell soup cans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his iconic paintings.
Amazon Launches Daily Deals Site in Britain
Amazon announce plans to roll out its daily deals site to London.
Zappos Says Pinterest Doesn't Deliver Sales
Research from Zappos suggests Pinterest users aren't buying.
August 28, 2012
Copywriting Is Not Copy My Writing
The last time I checked, copywriting was an art and copy my writing was a crime. Guess I'm wrong again.
Lexmark to Exit the Inkjet Printer Business
Lexmark cutting 1700 jobs and exiting inkjet printer business
August 25, 2012
Trash Power Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
The conversion of commercial food waste to safe, cost-effective biogas renewable energy source is now becoming a closer reality.
August 23, 2012
Entrepreneurs Optimistic Despite Economic Trends
Doing Business in the Bluegrass
Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women 2012
Another year, another list, but the names still pretty much the same: Angela Merker remains as the most powerful woman in the world followed by...
August 21, 2012
An Open Letter to Facebook Employees
As the financial analysts speak, it's the Facebook employees who are being hurt.
Retail Giants Team Up for Mobile Payments
Walmart, BestBuy, Target, and others team up to make mobile payments easy. But are mobile payments worth the security and privacy risk?
August 20, 2012
Angie's List: Inaccurate Reviews And Busted Stock
The concept of reviewing contractors, businesses and paying for access to see what others said is redundant, period.
Despite Setbacks, is Fisker Positioning to Go Public?
Fisker could now also look to tap the financial markets, much like Tesla did.
Facebook Unzips How Testing is Done
Users Feedback Improves Facebook Products
Early Investors Jump Ship at Groupon
Early investors in Groupon sell up as concerns over the companies stock continue to rise.
HashTip Launches Unique Service for Moms to Make Smart Buying Decisions
HashTips launches unique service for moms to make smarter buying decisions by aggregating tips and deals.
August 15, 2012
Australian Court Backs Plain Cigarette Pack Law
Australian Government wins case for plain cigarette pack regulation.
Groupon Stock Slides 20% on Poor Earnings Report
Shares in Groupon slump 20% after earnings for the last quarter were below Wall Street expectations.
August 13, 2012
Growth of the Fiber Laser
Current uses and future of fiber laser technology
A Positive Olympic Legacy: Fantasy or Achievable?
Olympic Legacy?, how can this enormous investment of £13.5 Billion be realised?
August 12, 2012
Game Changer: Crowdsourcing Patent Research – An Interview with Cheryl Milone, CEO of Article One Partners
Crowdsourced research is influencing business strategy, giving voice to small-budget legal teams, and changing lives all at the same time.
August 11, 2012
Will Chidambaram Make India the Promised Land for American Business?
So far, it looks like Chidambaram has been successful in boosting the sentiments by quick anddecisive measures and steps everyone has appreciated. Whether he will be able to carry through the political anarchy which modern India is turning in to through the so called civil society and anti corruption movement of Anna Hazare and others is a matter to see.
August 9, 2012
Content Marketing Made Easier - Interview with Michael J. Fern, CEO of Intigi
Content curators are "the new superheroes of the Web" and one tool is helping them leap tall buildings in a single bound.
August 8, 2012
Is the Age of the Paperless Office on the Horizon?
Has the impact of low cost connected devices finally sounded the death knell for printers?
August 7, 2012
Atomic Batteries Charge More Than Curiosity
While we marvel at the images of the Curiosity rover, we must remember nuclear power is playing a crucial role
August 6, 2012
Romney Energy View is a Windy Mess
So while against the wind tax credit, the Romney campaign is still surprisingly committed to backing tax breaks for fossil fuels.
eBay to Launch Same Day Shopping Service
eBay is launching same day delivery on products bought in the San Francisco area
Apple Looking to Buy Pinterest Rival The Fancy
Rumors circulate that Apple is to bid for social network The Fancy.
August 3, 2012
Latest Look at Credit Card Landscape Reveals Better Offers, Looming Danger
Credit trends reveal short-term benefits for consumers as well as an ominous forecast for the future.
Has the Olympics Been a Disaster for Businesses in London?
London businesses report a sharp slump in trade as the Olympics keeps customers away
August 1, 2012
It's Not About The Chicken - The Chick-fil-A Controversy!
The row between the fast food chain and human rights activists escalates.
Say Hey! Chic-fil-A Appreciation Day In Northridge
Today, God has blessed Dan Cathy and Chic-fil-A for standing strong against the winds of progressive intolerance.