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Facebook Sales Leap, Amid a Growing Mobile Ad Business

Mobile ad sales comprised nearly 60 percent of the company's total ad sales Full Story »
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4 Ways to Use Square in Your Small Business (Or Your Global Business)

Small businesses increasingly turn to Square to process payments without the hassle (and expense) of custom card-reading hardware. There are other benefits to the service, including analytics and online sales modules, as well as opportunities for larger enterprises to better serve customers.

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5 Ways to Get Open Source Software Support

Support for open source software is 'unbundled' from the software itself. That actually makes it much easier to get the right level of support at the right price.

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Small Businesses Could Benefit From Wireless Industry 'Kill Switch' Plans

The kill switch application wireless carriers and device manufacturers plan to make available next year for new smartphones could benefit small businesses on a tight budget, an expert says.

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How MDM Works -- or Doesn't Work -- For SMBs

In large-scale organizations, implementing mobile device management (MDM) is typically given. After all, with so many employees using mobile devices that either contain or connect to sources of sensitive information, there needs to be some way to keep everything in check. But what about those companies that aren't big enough to be able to afford an MDM implementation and a full-sized IT department to manage it? Without a means to centralize the control of mobile devices, how can these smaller companies protect their data?

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9 Free Cloud Storage Options for Small Businesses

Using the cloud can bring advantages that could be extra enticing for a small business. Instead of having to invest in hardware to store your files and applications, why not use the cloud? Instead of emailing documents back and forth, why not centrally store them in the cloud?

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SAP to resell Adobe's marketing suite in strike against Salesforce.com, Oracle

The partnership gives SAP additional capabilities without the burden of an acquisition

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How to Build a Customer Loyalty Program

Boston-based restaurant chain b.good started its customer loyalty program with email 12 years ago because, well, it couldn't afford much else. As the chain has grown, so has its rewards program, which now has 53,000 'Family' members using keycards and smartphone apps to connect with b.good.

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Swap Agreement Aims to Protect Bitcoin Holders From the Next Crash

A framework for Bitcoin derivatives seeks to guard against price swings

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Former US Secretary of State Powell Joins Salesforce.com Board

Powell is no tech newbie, having worked in venture capital since 2005

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Big Data Still 'A New Frontier' for Most of the Public Sector

Given last year's revelations about the National Security Agency's (NSA) massive surveillance and data analytics conducted on Americans, along with continuing stories about local police scanning thousands of license plates per day, it might sound absurd to say that government lags behind the private sector in the use of Big Data analytics.

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How to Build a Storage and Backup Strategy for Your Small Business

Today's businesses generate more data than ever before. Luckily, storage technology is correspondingly cheaper and more plentiful than ever before. This means your small business has work to do if you want to build an effective storage and backup strategy.

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Eight Eye-openers From Salesforce.com's Annual Report

CRM still accounts for "substantially all" of Salesforce.com's revenue

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4 Ways Businesses Use Free Wi-Fi to Better Serve Customers

Wi-Fi is largely a given in today's homes and office buildings. Increasingly, though, retailers, schools and specialty shops are getting into the mix. Here four firms discuss the philosophy behind their free Wi-Fi.

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Mozilla Plans to Place Ads in New Firefox Tabs

Mozilla wants to diversify its revenue sources, the company said