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Foursquare now lets businesses add their own events to listings

Foursquare now lets businesses add their own events to listings | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
On Thursday, Foursquare announced an update aimed at businesses: the ability to add events to their listings. The company is touting it as a new way for businesses to leverage the location-based social network over at business.foursquare.com.
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Do I Have to Pay My Employees for That? Common and Not-So Common Workplace Scenarios - YouTube

Join us as we discuss some of the common pay and time-tracking questions ADP's HR HelpDesk fields every day. Participants will learn about the Fair Labor Sta...
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How to Handle Requests to 'Pick Your Brain'

How to Handle Requests to 'Pick Your Brain' | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
A sure sign you are a recognized success is when people begin trying to wheedle free advice from you.
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Cheat Sheet: Graphic Design Words Everyone Should Know (Infographic)

Cheat Sheet: Graphic Design Words Everyone Should Know (Infographic) | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
What's the difference between fonts and typography? Margins and padding? Check out this guide.
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News Feed FYI: Balancing Content from Friends and Pages | Facebook Newsroom

News Feed FYI: Balancing Content from Friends and Pages | Facebook Newsroom | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
By Max Eulenstein, Product Manager and Lauren Scissors, User Experience Researcher The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you.
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Be informed about changes happening to the Facebook algorithm.
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61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
There are so many metrics on social media that it's hard to know which ones you should be looking out for. Here we pick out the ones to know and ignore
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great resource to have as small business owner. #smallbiz #sharewisely
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Google Calendar iPhone App Release Rumors Emerge

Google Calendar iPhone App Release Rumors Emerge | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Google has a handful of apps available for iOS, but one app that many iPhone users are really wanting is a Google Calendar apps. Thanks to some leaked screenshots, the release date for that app cou...
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9 numbers every small business needs to know

9 numbers every small business needs to know | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Every small-business owner needs to know some numbers -- total revenue, profit margin, cost of goods, and the like.
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Sam’s Club, SCORE Announce $700,000 Small Business Grant

Sam’s Club, SCORE Announce $700,000 Small Business Grant | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
The American Small Business Championship Award provides funding, training, and mentoring to entrepreneurs in all 50 states.
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Apply! It never hurts to try!

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How Much Should You Give Away for Free During a Coffee Meeting?

How Much Should You Give Away for Free During a Coffee Meeting? | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
It is important to remember that your time is money. Your time and expertise are valuable commodities that you should monitor carefully.
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How Not To Piss People Off in a Group Text Message

How Not To Piss People Off in a Group Text Message | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
It's a shame you can't unsubscribe from group texts. This week I was one of the recipients of a never-ending text bacchanal with a bunch of people I didn't know. But it wasn't fun or consensual. It was just a good reminder that we need to talk about text etiquette.
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6 gadgets for lazy tech-obsessed parents

6 gadgets for lazy tech-obsessed parents | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Gadgets aren’t just for grown-ups. At CES 2015, there were plenty of items that focused on toddlers and young kids.
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I love Temper Traq 

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Google Tips | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
A bunch of stuff you can do with Google.
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Keep you and your company safe online in 2015 with Google.

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The 3 Ways Entrepreneurs Fail at Personal Branding

The 3 Ways Entrepreneurs Fail at Personal Branding | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
While personal branding can help drive a company's success, too often entrepreneurs either ignore the strategy or screw up the execution.
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I've been having a personal life 360 feedback session to prepare for 2015. I will convene one for my business colleagues at the beginning of the year.   

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Remember, Your Behavior Is Contagious

Remember, Your Behavior Is Contagious | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
No one is going to buy what you're selling if you don't own it yourself first.
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U.S. Will Change Stance on Secret Phone Tracking

U.S. Will Change Stance on Secret Phone Tracking | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
The Justice Department will start revealing more about the use of secret cellphone tracking devices and has launched a broad review into how law-enforcement agencies deploy the technology.
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This is a major development and we need to pay attention.
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Policy and product updates aimed at combating abuse | Twitter Blogs

Policy and product updates aimed at combating abuse | Twitter Blogs | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
We are refining our policies to expand the kinds of content we can act against and have made more updates to limit the reach of abuse on our platform.
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Be informed about changes to Twitter policy.
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iPitch event is field of dreams for business-minded youth - NEXTpittsburgh

iPitch event is field of dreams for business-minded youth - NEXTpittsburgh | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Middle school and high school businesses pitched at Entrepreneuring Youth's competition.
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It's an honor to volunteer with their youth.
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Staying Compliant: Current (and New) Regulations that Should Be on Your Radar

Staying Compliant: Current (and New) Regulations that Should Be on Your Radar | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Regulatory risks shouldn’t hinder your social success. Learn how you can adopt social for your organization in a regulated industry while staying compliant.
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The Nonprofit That's Giving Underprivileged Kids Jobs in Tech Companies | WIRED

The Nonprofit That's Giving Underprivileged Kids Jobs in Tech Companies | WIRED | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Genesys Works recruits highschoolers from these underrepresented groups, including low-income kids, and places them in year-long paid internships in the IT departments of tech and non-tech companies in their senior year, with the hope that the exposure to computers, corporate culture and adult mentors working in professional jobs will get them on the path to a technology-related college career.
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I love this! 

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PayPal Here Adds Windows Support, Will Launch An EMV Card Reader Later This Year

PayPal Here Adds Windows Support, Will Launch An EMV Card Reader Later This Year | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
The PayPal Here card reader, PayPal's hardware device that lets merchants accept credit and debit card payments through a dongle attached to their iOS or..
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Get Money! If ain't about the money don't be blowing me up. 

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U.S. Probes Hacking of Military Twitter Accounts by Pro-Islamic State Group

U.S. Probes Hacking of Military Twitter Accounts by Pro-Islamic State Group | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Hackers claiming to be aligned with Islamic State militants took control of the U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts, posting officer’s phone numbers and what they said were confidential documents.
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Voxx sensor tech tethers you via Bluetooth to your car's baby seat

Voxx sensor tech tethers you via Bluetooth to your car's baby seat | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
A new piece of sensor tech from Voxx allows you to keep tabs on your child's baby seat remotely.
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Top Feeder Schools to Google, Facebook, and Apple

Top Feeder Schools to Google, Facebook, and Apple | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
If you want a job at one Google, Facebook, Amazon, or Apple, you have a better shot landing that job if you attend one of these colleges.
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This is why Google has a #Pittsburgh office, CMU is their third feeder school. 

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Create Automatic Checklists in a Flash

Create Automatic Checklists in a Flash | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Checklists are a powerful tool to help keep tabs on all of life's priorities. We know that a lot of people use checklists to manage errands, grocery trips, and other tasks, but they are also a very powerful way to help you manage of all your professional projects.
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Check out this feature... Making a list and checking it twice. Follow-up is critical. I'm a task master. 

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Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi

Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
As Marriott and Hilton seek FCC approval to block guests' from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots, Google and Microsoft have come out against the practice.
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This would be horrific, I always use my hotspot when staying a hotel if not included with my room. I even wrote a post about how to maximize free WIFI when traveling for conferences.
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