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iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

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We're Not Just Some Cheap PC Maker, Acer Screams

PC giant Acer has shaken up management twice since 2011, the first flap symbolic of its reluctance to go all out as a global company. It has lost money for three straight quarters after a dismal 2012. Worse, the company can’t escape its reputation for pumping out piles of uninventive low-end PCs as …

Acer needs to focus on brand building, tablets under new leaders

Acer will have to choose new leaders with expertise in tablets and brand-building to shed its reputation as a low-end seller of notebooks, analysts said.<p>Last month, the company abruptly canceled plans to name Jim Wong as its new CEO, and instead did away with the position. Company co-founder Stan …

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Acer PC Support

Products Supported:<p>Desktops<br>• Laptops<br>• Tablets<br>• Monitors<p>Support Web Site:<p>Support Email:<p>Has Been Replaced By Chat Services<p>Support Phone Numbers:<p>Contact …

Acer founder takes the reins to help it survive in a post-netbook world, after CEO and president resign

Is there any hope left for Acer?<p>Originally a device manufacturer for bigger brands and one of the stars of the netbook age, the company’s once bright flame has dimmed in recent years. Now founder Stan Shih — who retired from the company back in 2004 — is once again stepping in to lead Acer as its …

China to ease one-child policy

China takes a new step to loosen its one-child policy, allowing millions more parents to have two children<p><b>China</b> has taken a new step to loosen its one-child policy, in a move that will allow millions more parents to have a second child if they wish to.<p>In the first comprehensive set of reforms under …

The Surprising Reason To Set Extremely Short Deadlines

According to Parkinson’s Law, if your deadline is too long, you will be anxious and your work will be boring. What’s Parkinson’s Law? Totally read this right now!<p>“I realized recently that one of the things I love about short deadlines,” illustrator Christoph Niemann tells 99u, “is that people think …

A Pin On Pinterest Is Worth 25% More In Sales Than Last Year, Can Drive Visits & Orders For Months

According to new data sourced by the social marketers at Piqora (previously Pinfluencer), the value of a pin on Pinterest growing – today, a pin generates 78 cents in sales, on average. That’s up by nearly 25 percent from Q4 2012, says Piqora. More importantly, perhaps, is the fact that a pin can …

Live Events Are King for Getting People to Recommend and Buy Brands

Word-of-mouth marketing may be the hot new trend, but when it comes to getting people to recommend a brand, nothing gets people talking up a brand …

Will Your Customers Vouch for You?

by Jill Rowley, <i>Social Selling Evangelism & Enablement, Oracle</i><p>Modern sales professionals aren’t actually sellers. They are businesspeople who provide insight to help influence what people buy.<p>This is because the buying process has changed with the evolution of the Internet and the buyer is well …

How to increase your SEO

<i>For an up-to-date guide to SEO, read: SEO basics: Getting Started with Search Engine Optimization for Absolute Beginners.</i><p>Google Plus is more than …

Five Strategies for Effectively Marketing to the Multi-Platform Majority

October 24, 2013<p>In a world where multiple device usage is no longer the exception but the rule, the time has come for a new multi-platform approach …

The Future of Auto Marketing Could Be a Little Creepy

If the automotive industry can be seen as a bellwether for digital marketing, get ready for some seriously precise targeting that straddles the line …

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

Show Us Your Most Mouthwatering Food Photos

Food lovers and creative chefs — this week's round of the <i>Mashable</i> Photo Challenge Guest Series is just for you. Cook up delicious homemade …

7 Statistics About Facebook Users That Reveal Why It's Such A Powerful Marketing Platform

But digging into the data reveals more specific and compelling reasons why marketers should be active on Facebook, such as the fact that despite recent news coverage about how Facebook is getting older, it's still strongest in the young adult age bracket so precious to many marketers.<p>In a new …

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Advertising - Oath

Oath surveyed 304 U.S. advertising decision makers for their thoughts on brand safety and uncovered the issue is only gaining importance.<p>The struggle …

Urban Outfitters Preps for Holidays With Mobile Investments

A number of retailers, with an eye on the upcoming holiday season, are ramping up investments behind their mobile apps, including Urban …

Rafael Nadal defeats Gaël Monfils to win ninth Monte Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal is glad he won a ninth Monte Carlo Masters title the hard way, after defeating Frenchman Gaël Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 in an error-strewn final Sunday.<p>Normally, having to face 47 break points in five matches to win a tournament on clay would be a big cause for concern for the nine-time …

Google faces lawsuits over Gmail, Street View privacy

Google must face two separate class action lawsuits over its collection of user data from Gmail and Streetview, judges in California ruled on …

3 Spot-On Social Media Campaigns Every Brand Can Learn From

Creating a killer social media campaign isn't about the support of a great brand or having the right assets. It's about striking the delicate balance …

A Buzz Lightyear Quote for Every Situation

His words are just so perfect.<p>When somebody eats the last piece of pizza:<p>When people that we don’t know come to a party uninvited:<p>When a scary movie …

How Marvel's superheroes found the magic to make us all true believers

Marvel Comics revolutionised the superhero genre in the 1960s with comic book characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and the Hulk. Colourfully costumed adventurers who fought criminals and alien monsters primarily on the streets of New York City, and who, despite their incredible …

Abraham Maslow and the pyramid that beguiled business

<b>The psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of human motivation is 70 years old but continues to have a strong influence on the world of business. What is it, and is it right?</b><p>There is a commonly reproduced symbol which many believe holds the secret to personal fulfilment and business success.<p>It …

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