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How to win followers and thinkfluence people

For many, Twitter has become a useful tool for increasing the scope and impact of their work. For others, it can be something of a mystery, with users feeling clueless as to how they might transition from one of the followers to one of the followed. Here are tips on how to maximize your Twitter …

How to Analyze and Leverage Google’s Guest Blogging Warning

So considering the fact that Google’s Web spam team is working ‘round the clock to be able to identify and penalize unnatural link building methods, and that their leader has just declared war against low-quality guest blogging – it doesn’t take a genius to know what the nearest Google penalty is …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Read this before naming your business

I’ve learned a lot from the development of NameLayer, and I’m ready to divulge every trick in my arsenal. In this guide, I provide realistic solutions to the frustrations encountered when naming a company. Plus, I’ll have some fun analyzing both good and bad company names.<p>This guide is divided into …

What Ad Network Problem? Vungle Raises $6.5 Million for Mobile Video Ads.

Public investors aren’t very excited about ad networks and ad technology. But private money is still placing bets.<p>The newest: A $6.5 million A round …

Startups

AdBlock to Crowdfund Internet Ad Campaign

AdBlock, the company behind the AdBlock Chrome extension that block out Internet advertising, is going meta after it launched a crowdfunding initiative to raise a minimum of $25,000 for an advertising campaign of its own.<p>AdBlock has launched the Kickstarter/Indiegogo-style 30 day donation push to …

19 percent of the web runs on WordPress

SAN FRANCISCO — At the annual San Francisco WordCamp, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg told the audience a fascinating stat about the service.<p>In a talk that also included details on the next two versions of WordPress, Mullenweg said, “We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress. … …