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Are you struggling to figure out how to best leverage social media into your job search marketing plan? My upcoming book, "I'm Job Searching, Now What???" will delve into using social media as one of the multiple strategies in your job search. I wanted to touch on a couple of ways you might use social media in your job search with Twitter. photo credit: woodleywonderworks LinkedIn, ZoomInfo, Jigsaw, etc. all provide a great research platform. I use LinkedIn many times when I'm researching a company because not only does it give me the company information, key statistics, news articles, etc., but it also provides me information about with whom I'm connected. I use this information to see if the company and my connections within the company are on Twitter. If they are, I will begin to follow them. Why? I may be able to get a sense of company culture, job postings that... (more)

Google: The Cause Of and Solution To All Life’s Problems

Rebecca MacKinnon has a great post of wild-eyed common sense about Google, China, and the Net as a new global player. Summary: She’s glad to have Google on the side of an OPEN Internet, but she doesn’t want the world to be run by even a benevolent corporation. And, yes, she does note some of the ways Google has not been benevolent or OPEN. Meanwhile, Ethan Zuckerman is speculating about why Google took its China stance when it did. The fourth possibility he lists is highly speculative and more than a little bit hopeful. But very cool. ... (more)

10 Most Cringe-Worthy Career Mistakes

If you’re like most people, you’ve had some truly cringe-worthy moments in your career, where you did something so clueless or embarrassing that you... Follow us! Twitter: @IntuitQuickBase & Google+: +QuickBase ... (more)

Are Generational Differences Going Away?

It started with a survey. A couple of years ago I worked with the Career Advisory Board, a non-profit organization commissioned by DeVry University that aims to help all job seekers advance, to... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: & Google+ at ... (more)

Google Naps (Parody) Shows You the Coziest Spots to Take a Nap

Google Maps helps you find your way, but Google Naps — a parody based on the popular mapping service — is helping you discover the best places for a snooze. A group of Dutch users created Google Naps to uncover “the world’s coziest and coolest places to take a well-deserved nap.” These napping spots, which include Portugal, China, Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil and all four corners of the US, are shared by fellow users. To avoid being called out for the blatant ripoff of Google Maps, the Dutch founders have left a message on the Naps tool for Googlers: “Hello, please don’t be mad this is just a joke, a parody. We don’t mean to damage your brand or anything, we just want to bring a smile on the faces of Google fans. So please don’t take this to court, we only have a few hundred Euros in the bank.” Read the full story at The Next Web. ... (more)

Google Fiber Teams Up With Netflix Against Comcast and FCC

Google fired a shot across the bow of big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon on Wednesday, stating in a blog post from its Fiber division that it would never charge a content company like Netflix fees for a direct interconnection with its network. This positions Google squarely behind Reed Hastings, who has argued that such interconnect fees are an unfair toll being charged by internet gatekeepers and that the FCC should ban them as part of an expanded definition of net neutrality. The public display of allegiance from Google, siding with Netflix against the ISPs, is part of the larger battle heating up as the FCC debates the future of its open internet rules. In the post, Google focuses on the positive impact this kind of direct interconnection can have on consumers. Read the full story at The Verge. ... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

HubSpot Inbound Marketing Software Company Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/16/09 -- HubSpot today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 List under the SaaS and Enterprise category. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets. HubSpot was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction. HubSpot, Inc. is an Internet marketing company based in Cambridge, MA. HubSpot offers comprehensive, fully integrated inbound marketing software combining SEO, blogs, social media, landing pages, lead intelligence and marketing analytics into one system that helps small-to-mid-sized companies maximize their websites and blogs to help... (more)

INQ lança dois dispositivos móveis 3G para redes sociais de custo acessível com Twitter e sincronizador para iTunes

A INQ Mobile avançou hoje para a etapa seguinte da sua missão de levar a Internet móvel e fácil de usar para o mercado de massa com o lançamento de dois novos dispositivos móveis 3G para redes sociais, completos com Twitter baseado em Internet e sincronizador de mídia. Os novos telefones oferecem funcionalidades altamente avançadas a preço acessível, e agitam o mercado por permitirem que as operadoras ofereçam uma proposta exclusiva: rede social de tecnologia 3G com a velocidade, usabilidade e suíte de aplicações capazes de impulsionar o uso de dados no mercado de massa. O INQ Chat 3G é o primeiro telefone com teclado qwerty da empresa e o compacto INQ Mini 3G amplia a linha e representa um dispositivo móvel básico para redes sociais ao mercado pré-pago, sensível ao preço. Esses dispositivos complementam o premiado INQ1. Nos dois novos telefones, o Twitter une-se a... (more)

Intrinsyc Software International, Inc.: Destinator 9 GPS Navigation Available on Android Market

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/03/09 -- Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. (TSX: ICS), a leading provider of software solutions for mobile devices, today announced that Destinator 9 is immediately available for purchase on the Android Market (, the online applications and media portal for Android mobile phones. Destinator delivers the mobile industry's most reliable navigation and most compelling user experience specifically designed for Android Smartphones. With a host of new capabilities and features designed to get people to their destinations easily, quickly and safely, Destinator 9 for Android includes updated on-board maps of the US and Canada from the leading provider of navigation map data - NAVTEQ - along with rich visual content such as extended lane guidance, speed limits and 2D building footprints. "We are v... (more)

Cavo Knowledge Search Answers Legal Industry's Call for Affordable Web-Based Document Search Tool

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/03/09 -- Cavo Legal, a leading provider of web-based electronic document and e-mail search solutions for small- and medium-sized law firms and solo practitioners, today announced the availability of Cavo Knowledge Search, a simple, secure and affordable knowledge management tool that instantly finds electronic documents and e-mails, including attachments, across the entire network, including remote offices. Based on user feedback, attorneys and legal staff members are recapturing as much as one hour of billable time each day by using Cavo Knowledge Search, enabling them to realize return on investment quickly. "With Cavo Knowledge Search, I can do in two minutes what used to take two hours," said Charles Heiny, partner at Haller and Colvin law firm in Ft. Wayne, Ind. "We can move quickly through the more routine aspects of a leg... (more)