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Microsoft Hires Political Bully

Dec 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Microsoft has long attacked Google from the shadows, whispering to regulators and journalists. They have turned up the heat as Google faces upcoming decisions from the FTC and the European Union.

How to Use AdWords Ad Groups

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Paul’s business went over a cliff in January because he didn’t know how to use Ad Groups in Google advertising. Paul Downs runs the Google AdWords advertising for his cabinetmaking business and it worked well last year. His business went over a cliff in January because the Google ads for his profitable custom conference tables […]

WordCamp SF 2011

Aug 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The best part about WordCamp isn’t the new technology, it’s the enthusiastic spirit of curiosity and generosity. There were many more female presenters this year and the meetings were playful and informative.

Programming Language as Religion

May 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles

People who program can be biased and even intolerant about programming languages. Here’s a funny list if languages were religions.

Branding Does Not Mean Boring

Jul 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Branding is important, but it doesn’t mean sanitizing what makes you special so that you can package yourself like a product. Here are two manifestos: one from a writer, one a company. The red poster on the left is the Lululemon Manifesto from a company in Burnaby (near Vancouver.) While their product is athletic wear, […]

Domain Name Expiration Scam

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Marketing

Don’t fall victim to the misleading Domain Name Expiration Notice that Domain Registry of America mails out. I register and manage my own domain names, and the domain names of many of my clients, at several registrars. Domain Registry of America is not one of them. I received a misleading “Domain Name Expiration Notice” from […]

No Flash video on iPad & iPhone?

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Who blocked Flash from iPhone, iPad and Android? It may be the carriers, not Apple or Google. Flash downloads gobble up bandwidth and run up charges.

Microsoft IE Flaw in CyberAttack

Jan 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The NYTimes reported that McAfee, the big security software maker, says that a security flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer was a factor in the Chinese cyberattacks on the Gmail of Chinese activists. An excerpt from the article follows: In a blog post on Thursday afternoon, McAfee said that after examining the malicious software code used […]

The Tim Ferriss School of Business

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles

In business school, we learned that entrepreneurs were different from professional managers, and that business creators were often pushed out the door by the stockholders after the business went public. This typically happens about five to seven years after launch, because stockholders demand reliable, professional management, not unpredictable innovation. ┬áTim Ferriss, author of the misleadingly-titled […]

How to Waste Thousands on Flash

Sep 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Millsap, Degnan & Associates, Inc. is a San Rafael builder with a gorgeous Flash website that shows off their high-end remodels and custom residential construction. They wondered why their neighbor, Artistic Cellars’, search engine rank was so much higher, so they asked owner, Madeline Wallen. They knew that Madeline and Patrick Wallen’s wine cellar business […]