Category: Web and Tech

San Diego Tech Company MojoPages on $5mm raise

San Diego Tech Company MojoPages on $5mm raise

| July 1, 2009 | Reply

Congrats to our friends over at Mojo Pages on a new $5mm raise. I believe their enhanced model of providing a white-label solution to news sites is timely and needed. Jon Carder and the team have been working hard on the site for a few years and this vote of confidence is a good sign […]

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Guy Kawasaki speaks about social media at San Diego Venture Group

Guy Kawasaki speaks about social media at San Diego Venture Group

| June 29, 2009 | Reply

Image via Wikipedia Last week, I attended the San Diego Venture Group's Summer meeting. Guy Kawasaki spoke about social media and introduced the audience a few sites worth checking out. The two that I 've found most useful has been http://tweetdeck.com and http://objectivemarketer.com From the SDVG: Hello, Thank you for attending yesterday's SDVG breakfast program […]

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TakeLessons Founder Interviewed on StartUpLucky.com

TakeLessons Founder Interviewed on StartUpLucky.com

| June 17, 2009 | Reply

“Steven Cox stopped by to tell us all about his San Diego based startup, TakeLessons.com which, as the name simply implies, is an online marketplace for finding music & voice instructors in over 400 cities in the US. Steven and his team are working extremely hard and have provided a service that simply didn’t exist […]

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Creating a more valuable web site for your users

Creating a more valuable web site for your users

| May 11, 2009 | Reply

Over the weekend, I was thinking about how to make our site more valuable to our users. We have two of them – customers (students) and teachers. We have been wrestling with the idea of how much content our site should have since, in all candor, we don't make a cent from web content. We […]

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Twitter for Business

Twitter for Business

| April 29, 2009 | Reply

TakeLessons is actively engaged in using social media to share our ideas, hear customer feedback, and start interesting conversations about things going on in our industry. It takes time and effort to be a 'real person' instead of an untouchable brand, but we feel the benefits will pay off over time by helping establish us […]

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How to Use Twitter for Business

How to Use Twitter for Business

| April 27, 2009 | Reply

Are you trying to get the hang of Twitter? This slide show breaks it down for you… Twitter For Business

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A good social media overview slideshow

A good social media overview slideshow

| April 17, 2009 | Reply

From Ken Burbary: Social Media Boot Camp

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Ever Wonder How Google AdWords Works?

Ever Wonder How Google AdWords Works?

| March 27, 2009 | Reply

Here's a good video from Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google. He explains how pricing and quality both factor into your Google AdWords campaigns. Worth the time to watch.  

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From TED: Wearable Internet Devices

From TED: Wearable Internet Devices

| March 25, 2009 | Reply

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Funny Twitter Video

Funny Twitter Video

| March 23, 2009 | Reply

It will be interesting to see how Twitter ends up changing web dynamics. Is it super-useful, or super-wasteful? Just like with blogging, I think it will turn out to be a tool to be used wisely for self-expression and communication.

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Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook Privacy Settings

| March 4, 2009 | Reply

As Facebook becomes more prevalent in our lives, it would serve us well to understand how to use the privacy settings to control what content is available to others. Here is a great blog post on how to do that from AllFacebook: 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know

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UCLA study finds that searching the Internet increases brain function

UCLA study finds that searching the Internet increases brain function

| October 29, 2008 | Reply

UCLA scientists have found that for computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The findings demonstrate that Web search activity may help stimulate and possibly improve brain function. "The study results are encouraging, that emerging computerized technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits […]

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Firefox Shortcuts to Increase Productivity

Firefox Shortcuts to Increase Productivity

| April 14, 2008 | 1 Reply

I’m always looking for little tips and tricks to help with my efficiency. Here is a great blog post on Firefox shortcuts you can use to boost your speed. Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts I never knew you could get to the browser address bar by hitting Alt +D!

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An Update on the Domain Name Change

An Update on the Domain Name Change

| April 1, 2008 | Reply

While a domain name change is certainly a challenging experience, I think with proper planning, you can make it a little less painful.

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Switching Domain Names

Switching Domain Names

| March 17, 2008 | 2 Replies

We recently switched the name of our company and our domain to http://TakeLessons.com. The name is shorter, easier to remember, and translates better internationally. On our old domain, ClickForLessons.com, we had a Google page-rank of 5. We knew that by switching the domains, we were going to take an initial hit in our organic traffic, […]

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