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Time to bite the bullet if you own a website. Make it "mobile-friendly"--more precisely, "mobile responsive" and Google will rank you higher.

Since Google started listing "mobile-friendly" in its search results, webmasters and small business owners have begun realizing that mobile users are less likely to click on a non-mobile-friendly page. Flipping a smartphone to landscape and re-sizing type is just too painful.

Wordpress developers, such as Studiopress, deliver high quality mobile-responsive themes, which probably accounts for the 20%+ Wordpress share of the website market. However, most websites can be mobilized using the right software tools. And e-commerce sites MUST mobilize or face lost income from mobile buyers.

Here's an article you'll want to read about the change April 21st. 
Big changes to Google's search algorithms are coming: beginning April 21, the company will increase the ranking of sites that are mobile-friendly and surface app results much higher. The ...
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Britan's banks are experimenting with iPhone owners using their fingerprints for digital banking. But security experts say the method is still not secure enough to prevent forgery. Apple, needless to say, differs. 
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Imagine not having a checking, savings or other bank account. How would you pay bills, save money and live the good life?

Financial inclusion expert Carol Realini writes about the and how new #bank customers struggle to understand and fully utilize the new world of digital, . 
Unbanked consumers, seeking full banking services, also want better engagement with financial institutions. Juntos Finanzas helps newly banked achieve both.
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Netgear's C3700 Cable Modem Router is the only modem/router combo we've tested that makes adding a dedicated wireless router unnecessary for most users.
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Net neutrality is great, but you'll only benefit from broadband speeds with the right equipment on the receiving end. Here's a cable modem/router that should do the trick.



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Brian Gartner is head of Studiopress, a wordpress theme company.

In this post, he candidly talks about FOMO, the fear of missing out--in our work, home and spiritual lives.

Brian shares with us a growing concern that we too often compare our successes and failures to others who seem better than us, especially across social media sites.

Here's an article you don't want to miss. 
The key to regaining control over your time, your creativity and your productivity is ditching that age-old fear of missing out.
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Finally podcasting is in the media spotlight. For those of us who have been producing podcasts for years, it's satisfying to watch the resurgence. See the article about the future of podcasting and why you should launch one yourself. 
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Brian Gardner's "No Sidebar" website and newsletter is another example from the CopyBlogger team of #contentcuration  .

Similar  in look and feel to Brian Clark, who recently started a website/newsletter (further.net) dealing with happiness, health and wisdom, Gardner is doing an excellent job baring his soul about life. 

Both Gardner and Clark's writing reads like a New Yorker piece. They interweave personal stories about their lives--likes, dislikes, experiences--quite unlike other bloggers or online writers.

Brian Clark, CopyBlogger's CEO, has also blessed #podcasting   for complementary audio content. (See http://newrainmaker.com/audio/.)  He's discovered that the power of podcast interviews, in particular, better communicates the nuances of personality lacking in plain prose.

Both deserve credit for experimenting and measuring the impact of #copywriting  and #contentmarketing  in a highly personalized, revealing way. 
Have you struggled with a people-pleasing habit you just can't seem to kick? Consider some ways you can use this habit to your advantage.
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Cable-TV Networks Speed Up Shows to Shoehorn in More Ads

Have you noticed more ads in movies and TV shows?

Some networks are accelerating the speed of shows to fit in more ads.

So the munskins' voices in the wizard of Oz have gone up in pitch.

But that's OK. Americans after all love commercials. 
Many top cable networks are jamming more ads into programming to prop up revenue despite falling ad prices. In some cases they are speeding up the shows to make more room for commercials.
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NYTimes: The Invention Mob, Brought to You by Quirky.

Here's an example of crowd sourcing that brings to market new and innovative products created by individuals.

Quirky, a company that uses crowdsourcing to create and refine products, could be a model for bringing ideas to market in a faster, more efficient way.
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Another excellent further.net newsletter from Brian Clark.

Make sure to read the article on testosterone supplementation for men. An eye opener for aging males.


This mythical workout involves the intersection of two otherwise legitimate practices, but what does the science say about combining them?
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There's a growing belief in this country that unless you aspire to a six figure job (a la 22-year-old Silicon Valley software programmer), you're not employable.

I say nay and hogwash. We need truck drivers, sewer workers, plumbers, street sweepers, retail workers and dog catchers. The notion that college graduates waste their time on a liberal arts degree deprives America of intelligent, well-rounded people.

Cloud computing and computerized drones will fade into the next technology. The ability to speak, listen, write and read will last until the final human on Earth takes his last breath. 
Job seekers are increasingly searching for positions at restaurants, child-care centers and behind the wheel, according to new data from job-search site Indeed.com.
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The US houses note prisoners in jails than any other country in the world. Why? Why do we lock up millions who could be rehabilitated?

Private prison entrepreneurs could be part of the answer as this eye-opening article points out. 
From prison construction to striped "convict classics" jumpsuits, these five off-the-radar corporations are earning millions off mass incarceration.
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Mobile Website Publisher, Content Marketer and Mobile Consultant
Introduction
Brian, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, is founder and Director of MobileBeyond, a mobile media marketing consulting firm.

MobileBeyond provides mobile media marketing services including development of marketing strategy, campaigns and mobile website design, optimization, hosting and training. 

Unlike other mobile website providers, MobileBeyond provides a complete website solution that renders text and  images correctly on over 9,000 phones worldwide.

MobileBeyond also publishes blogs, websites and tInternet content about the future of mobile communications, mobile marketing and advertising and mobile technology. He also writes about social issues in his personal blog.

Brian's podcasts have featured over 65 mobile, wireless, media and marketing experts worldwide. Listen to fascinating and informative discussions with global leaders on the MB blog site, iTunes and on your mobile phone.

All podcasts stream worldwide over NetDNA. Listeners who have either a 3G or Wi-Fi connection can listen to the recordings. CloudFlare, another CDN, accelerates the MobileBeyond website for readers in North America, the U.K., Europe and parts of Asia.

Brian has over 15 years experience in sales, marketing, social media, telecommunications and online publishing. He began his career managing two National Public Radio stations.

While in sales and marketing, Brian developed the PBFA, a unique  approach to solution selling, successfully used at many Bay Area companies in call centers and sales departments.

For further information about the company's marketing and media services, call 510-565-7946, email bprows@MobileBeyond.net or use the contact form on MobileBeyond site.


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Founded MobileBeyond - Acclaimed as mobile thought leader by The New York Times - WSJ Tech Community Contributor
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Develop multimedia mobile websites for worldwide distribution. Technology publisher & industry consultant
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  • MobileBeyond
    Director of Mobile Media, 2007 - present
  • MobileBeyond
    Founder & Director, 2007 - present
  • Corporate & Agency Marketing & Sales Management and Consulting
    Marketing & Sales Director-Level, 1988 - 2007
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