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Small Businesses Need to Improve Web Presence

Small Businesses Need to Improve Web PresenceA new survey conducted by research firm Clutch shows that small businesses should work harder to seize an opportunity to improve their web presence.

According to the data presented, over 25 percent of small businesses do not have a website and 10 percent claim that they are unlikely to have a website in the future.

Of the small businesses that have a website, only 56 percent have a responsive design website that is mobile friendly. However, the survey also showed signs of improvement, as 23 percent plan to increase website spending in 2015.

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YouGov survey: Mobile Operators Better Get to Work

YouGov Survey Mobile Operators Better Get to WorkOn Monday morning, MMW was privy to the findings of a new YouGov survey revealing that up to 74% of consumers would “potentially leave their current mobile operator” for better cellular coverage at work.

In short, the coverage at work is poor, coverage elsewhere will likely be sought.

The YouGov research commissioned by SpiderCloud Wireless indicates that consumers are sending a strong message to mobile operators that cellular coverage is as important at work as it is as home.
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Like and Share: Former One Day Facebook Conference Expands to Two Days

Like and Share Former One Day Facebook Conference Expands to Two DaysFacebook must be feeling it has a lot to tell folks.

The social media platform firm has added a second day to its annual developer conference. The conference, scheduled for March 25-26, 2015, at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center, will begin accepting registrations in early 2015.

“Facebook’s developer community is bigger today than it ever has been,” said Facebook spokespeople in a recent release, according to TechCrunch. “The scope of the company’s products has broadened, and there’s more content to share than can fit into a single day. The additional day means double the number of technical sessions, product demos, and onsite experiences for Facebook’s growing developer community.”

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Target Aims to Dominate Holiday Marketing, Shopping, and Sales

Target Aims to Dominate Holiday Marketing, Shopping, and SalesThe increasingly savvy mobile marketing and digital advertising gurus at Target believe they have put the retail giant on pace to have a monster holiday shopping season.

At least one thing is for sure. 2014 will be better than 2013 for Target. How could it not?

Last year, Target had some serious trouble with the holiday shopping season, including a massive post-Thanksgiving security breach that affected thousands of credit card numbers. A new ecommerce website, launched at the beginning of the shopping season did nothing to help declining sales. In order to not repeat last year’s blunders, Target has come up with a progressive, targeted plan to make sure that they take advantage of the year’s biggest shopping season—and they should. Like most retailers, Target makes at least 20% (more like 40%) of their total year’s profits during the holidays.

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Amazon Unveils Long Awaited Smartphone

Amazon Unveils Long Awaited SmartphoneAmazon on Wednesday lifted the veil on the Fire Phone, representing the online retail giant’s bold foray into smartphones.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the long-rumored device is designed specifically for Amazon Prime customers.

“At first blush,” says Matt Burns of TechCrunch, “it looks like any other smartphone currently on the market, but it has a secret: the ability to track a user’s head.”

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The Latest on AT&T’s Decision to Dabble in DirecTV

The Latest on AT&T's Decision to Dabble in DirecTVAT&T, the nation’s second largest wireless operator, is moving ahead with plans to acquire satellite television operator DirecTV.

The value of the purchase is $48.5 billion.

With a customer base topping 35 million subscribers, DirecTV knows what it means to be No. 2, as well. The company remains the second-largest pay TV provider in the U.S.
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The Bar Has Been Raised for Indoor Location Retail Revenues

The Bar Has Been Raised for Indoor Location Retail RevenuesAhead of the weekend, ABI Research issued a new report on indoor location technologies that continue to evolve at an incredibly rapid pace.

Driving this growth is a host of new technologies and companies entering the fray in 2014. The result, ABI says, will be an acceleration of adoption across all major verticals as a slew of new services and revenue opportunities emerge.

In ABI Research’s “Indoor LBS: Applications, Advertising, and Revenues,” the indoor location opportunity is considered across 11 retail verticals and all major technologies.
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