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Google's New Tabbed Gmail Inbox | Raleigh's Elite Virtual Assistants

Google's New Tabbed Gmail Inbox | Raleigh's Elite Virtual Assistants | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Google recently went to tabs as a default setting on your inbox. You have your Primary, your Social, and your Promotions. Like it - don't like it - you can adjust or change it.
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Easy to set your inbox just the way you want it!

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WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
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It's a security release so don't ignore it!

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Google Will Soon Launch Google Web Designer, A Free HTML5 Development Tool For Creating Web Apps, Sites And Ads

Google Will Soon Launch Google Web Designer, A Free HTML5 Development Tool For Creating Web Apps, Sites And Ads | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Google will soon launch Google Web Designer, an HTML5 development tool for “creative professionals.” The service, Google says, will launch within “the coming months” and is meant to “empower creative professionals to create cutting-edge advertising...
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Just love watching all the new stuff Google is coming out with!

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Credit card data can be stolen with a wave and an app - Technology & Science - CBC News

Credit card data can be stolen with a wave and an app - Technology & Science - CBC News | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
It seems like there's a smartphone app for everything these days — including one that could be used to steal your credit card information.
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CBC News showed Woodland just how easy it is to steal the information — even from a card inside a wallet or inside someone’s pants.

The whole process only took about one second...

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10 Things to Outsource to a #Virtual #Assistant

10 Things to Outsource to a #Virtual #Assistant | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
With the growth of virtual assistants, their expertise now runs the gamut -- from making vendor calls to sending out thank you cards to prospective clients....
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This article just about says it all. Let me know if you have any questions.

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7 Content Generating Tips for Niche Blogging Lawyers

7 Content Generating Tips for Niche Blogging Lawyers | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Niche blogging lawyers establish authority, gain trust, and market to potential clients. Here are a few ways to generate content.
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I think a few of these are the best tips I have hear so far, like asking questions on social media sites and asking your clients!

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Why Building An Email List Should Be Your Number One Priority

Why Building An Email List Should Be Your Number One Priority | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Having an email list before anything else can define your success. We're pretty serious about this!
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You don't have to have any high priced software to do so. All of your online email systems like Google will allow you to do this, and then there are free or fair priced email marketing systems to help with this.

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This hits it on the head. You definitely need a great email list!

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Why Building An Email List Should Be Your Number One Priority

Why Building An Email List Should Be Your Number One Priority | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Having an email list before anything else can define your success. We're pretty serious about this!
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This hits it on the head. You definitely need a great email list!

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Colleen Gray's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:18 PM

You don't have to have any high priced software to do so. All of your online email systems like Google will allow you to do this, and then there are free or fair priced email marketing systems to help with this.

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How Emotions Are Killing Your Blogging Career

How Emotions Are Killing Your Blogging Career | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Blog post at Blogging Tips : Blogging could be a great career for people, which not only helps in raising revenue for your sustenance but also helps you in expressing yo[..]
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How To Overcome The Five Major Disadvantages Of Virtual Working - Forbes

How To Overcome The Five Major Disadvantages Of Virtual Working - Forbes | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
How To Overcome The Five Major Disadvantages Of Virtual Working
Forbes
Home workers were 13% more productive, happier in their jobs and less likely to leave than their office-bound peers.
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Really great info and points made in this article!

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DIY WordPress Security TIPS You Should Know! | Template Monster Blog

DIY WordPress Security TIPS You Should Know! | Template Monster Blog | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Covering major tips that can lead to rock solid WordPress security for every blogger. (DIY WordPress Security TIPS You Should Know!
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Really great security tips

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Bluehost is Named as Best WordPress Hosting 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Bluehost is Named as Best WordPress Hosting 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Bluehost is Named as Best WordPress Hosting 2013
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Need a cheap reliable WordPress hosting?
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Who do you use to host your website?

 

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WordPress Tutorial Video Series Simplifies Website Construction - SBWire (press release)

WordPress Tutorial Video Series Simplifies Website Construction
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Sacramento, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/06/2013 -- Zach Parks is the developer of the new WordPress tutorial video series WordPress Ninja Videos.
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List Building Secrets - Using Google Forms

Google forms is making it easier than ever to capture names and emails and build your email list. You can even create auto-responders and re-directs! Using Google Forms, it is possible to create yo...
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Area you a big user of forums?

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How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Return on Investment

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Return on Investment | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Have you ever been asked to show the return on investment (ROI) for your social media work? Have you had trouble giving an exact number to explain your ROI or even set quantitative goals for your social media?
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Think we all want this secret!

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Atlassian Bitbucket Passes 1 Million Users, Another Validation Of The Fast-Growing Developer Market

Atlassian Bitbucket Passes 1 Million Users, Another Validation Of The Fast-Growing Developer Market | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
In September 2010, Atlassian acquired Bitbucket, the service for code collaboration, similar to GitHub. At the time, the service had 45,000 users.
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Interesting!

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50 Million LivingSocial Accounts Compromised After Hack

50 Million LivingSocial Accounts Compromised After Hack | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
As many as 50 million customer accounts were compromised in a cyber attack on daily deals site LivingSocial.
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Incredible.  Leaked data includes names, e-mail addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords.

 

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Most Popular Mind Mapping Tool: Xmind

Most Popular Mind Mapping Tool: Xmind | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm and organize your thoughts. With the right tool, you can save your map for later or share it with others to help you.
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Mind maps are definitely helpful if your brain works that way. I love them and they make it so easy to put many items in order of priority or logic.

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Amplify Business Blogging with Google-Friendly Content | Social Media Today

Amplify Business Blogging with Google-Friendly Content | Social Media Today | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Even though social media is often in the spotlight, business blogging is still vital to your marketing success. Original, high-impact content still needs to be the lure for your audience.
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Top 10 Instant Stress Busters

Top 10 Instant Stress Busters | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Beating chronic stress is a long-term effort, and we've shared a lot of ways to deal with it—but what if you're overcome with stress right now and just want to calm down? Here are ten ways you can bust through stress and get on with your day.
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There's tips here for everyone - even if you only do one or two...

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Google Translate Android app gains offline support for more than 50 languages

Google Translate Android app gains offline support for more than 50 languages | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
The latest version of Google Translate removes the need to worry about international data costs because it manages to translate words and phrases even wen no Internet connection is present.
Read the full story here.
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I use Google Translate all the time on the internet. It is really useful with the entire world on the internet!

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Use a Blogging Template to Write Posts Faster [Video] | Michael Hyatt

Use a Blogging Template to Write Posts Faster [Video] | Michael Hyatt | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
In this brief video, I share the six-part framework I use to write my own blog posts. This enables me to write faster and with more predictable results.
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As I'm not the worlds greatest writer, I really like the simplicity of this template.

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How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site | Social Media Examiner

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site | Social Media Examiner | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Learn how to improve the speed of your WordPress website to improve the experience visitors have on your site and for better Google search results.
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Great info on speeding up the load time on your Wordpress website / blog. I'm not sure if everyone realizes that most hosting sites put you on a shared account which can slow your site down at different times of the day, unless you have upgraded your hosting.

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7 Social Media DOs and DON'Ts for Small Businesses | Social Media Today

7 Social Media DOs and DON'Ts for Small Businesses | Social Media Today | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Businesses should be wary of mal-informed posts and miscommunications for fear of appearing unprofessional, looking like a spambot, or worse, having a social campaign backfire. Here are our 7 DOs and DON'Ts for Small Businesses on social media.
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Great dos and don'ts

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The Power of Social Networking: Q&A with Social Media Week Founder Toby Daniels - Forbes

The Power of Social Networking: Q&A with Social Media Week Founder Toby Daniels - Forbes | Boomerang-Social | Scoop.it
Social Media Week Founder Toby Daniels shares his advice on creating word of mouth, both on- and offline.
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Very insightful information.

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