Posts tagged Internet

Compare Credit Cards with CreditCardChaser.com

Credit Card Chaser is a new site of mine that provides innovative tools for consumers to compare credit cards in order to find the best choice based on their spending habits. In addition, Credit Card Chaser offers a set of calculators that enable people to see which cash back credit cards are the best, find out how long it would take to pay down certain debts, calculate a balance transfer, and more.

If you’re in the market for a credit card, check out CreditCardChaser.com to compare cards and find the best one for you.

How to open Adobe CS Photoshop, InDesign in OS X Mavericks - quick fix

Guide to getting Adobe Photoshop to open in OS X Mavericks (and InDesign)

MyRatePlan Launches Bank Accounts Comparison Tool

MyRatePlan recently launched its newest vertical: a way to compare bank accounts against one another including fees, minimum deposits, interest rates, customer reviews, and more.

We partnered with BankRate in order to bring users 100% up-to-date banking information so that they can make the best choices for themselves.

Users can compare bank accounts here: http://www.myrateplan.com/bank-accounts

Exclusive: How Google Will Use Balloons to Deliver Internet to the Hinterlands

Google is working towards providing Internet access to the entire world via solar-powered balloons.

AOL is still the weirdest successful tech company in America

How to Mine Bitcoins

Simple article on how to mine bitcoins.

Mining bitcoins – a process that helps manage bitcoin transactions as well as create new “wealth” – are the new Beanie Babies. Luckily for us, however, bitcoins seem to be going up in value and should maintain their value over time, unlike your mint condition Tiny the stuffed Chihuahua.

But how do you get bitcoins? You can begin by buying them outright, but the market is currently wild. At $188 per coin, the direction of the bitcoin is anyone’s guess right now and, unlike equities, these things don’t split. In short, you should probably mine. But what is bitcoin mining?

Think of it as work done by groups of people to find large prime numbers or trying keys to decrypt a file. You can read a lot more about it here but just understand that for every block mined you get 25 coins or, at current rates, $4,722.25. Currently a single bitcoin is valued at $188, an alarming result that is probably caused by money movements related to Cyprus and a general bubble-like excitement over the platform in general. In fact, many wager that the DDOS attacks on many bitcoin-related services are direct action by hackers to inject instability in order to reduce the price.

Timehop is great
lilly:

Timehop has become one of my very favorite things about digital life lately. We’re not investors, but I love what their team has built, because it’s so essentially human.
As I described to Jonathan, what happens about every other day, sometime in the morning, is that my wife or I sees a note/picture/tweet from a few years ago — when our son was 2 or 3 or 4 — and we send it to the other. In that way, Timehop is helping us connect with each other to remember some of our fondest memories together. 
It’s emblematic of why I love this wave of mobile technology, too — because we have our devices with us all the time, and they can capture images and feelings so quickly and thoughtlessly, they’re becoming more human, and helping us connect. 
I do worry some about how technology yanks us out of our present contexts, and I think it’s important to be intentional about issues like that, but these moments of connection, as more and more of our artifacts are digital — and therefore ubiquitous, retrievable, searchable & shareable — well, that’s a pretty special thing for sure.
Thanks so much to Jonathan & folks at Timehop — you’ve helped us to remember and talk about and laugh about and cry about many of the most important moments over the last few years. 

Timehop is great

lilly:

Timehop has become one of my very favorite things about digital life lately. We’re not investors, but I love what their team has built, because it’s so essentially human.

As I described to Jonathan, what happens about every other day, sometime in the morning, is that my wife or I sees a note/picture/tweet from a few years ago — when our son was 2 or 3 or 4 — and we send it to the other. In that way, Timehop is helping us connect with each other to remember some of our fondest memories together. 

It’s emblematic of why I love this wave of mobile technology, too — because we have our devices with us all the time, and they can capture images and feelings so quickly and thoughtlessly, they’re becoming more human, and helping us connect. 

I do worry some about how technology yanks us out of our present contexts, and I think it’s important to be intentional about issues like that, but these moments of connection, as more and more of our artifacts are digital — and therefore ubiquitous, retrievable, searchable & shareable — well, that’s a pretty special thing for sure.

Thanks so much to Jonathan & folks at Timehop — you’ve helped us to remember and talk about and laugh about and cry about many of the most important moments over the last few years. 

Google Affiliate Network is Shutting Down

Google is shutting down Google Affiliate Network (formerly DoubleClick) for the second time, effective in July 2013. Supposedly it’s so they can focus on other products.

Read the full blog post from Google below:

Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate ecosystem. Cost-per-action (CPA) marketing has rapidly evolved in the last few years, and we’ve invested significantly in CPA tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer. We’re constantly evaluating our products to ensure that we’re focused on the services that will have the biggest impact for our advertisers and publishers.

To that end, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire Google Affiliate Network and focus on other products that are driving great results for clients.

We’ll continue to support our customers as we wind down the product over the next few months. And there are other products that can help you achieve your goals. Affiliate publishers can continue to earn AdSense revenue through the AdSense network. And marketers can take advantage of other CPA-oriented Google tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer to drive valuable online sales and conversions. These areas are growing rapidly and we’re continuing to invest heavily in them.

What Most Schools Don’t Teach - Code.org

"Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." - Steve Jobs

Google Rich Snippet Tool

Google Author Rank is the next big trend in SEO. I am not going to go into it in this post, but if you haven’t read about it yet, you can do so here.

My favorite tool to check if Author Rank is implemented correctly is the Google Rich Snippet Tool. With the Rich Snippet Tool, you can input a URL, and the tool will show you how your page should appear in Google search results if the Authorship tag was implemented correctly.

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The Rich Snippet Tool is really useful if you’re new to Google Author Rank and want to check if you’ve set it up correctly. Just because you see your image next to your page in the tool, however, does not mean you will see it in the actual search results. Google needs to first believe that you are an authority author before it will start showing your picture and Google+ profile in its SERPs. Getting the Authorship tags implemented and tested correctly is the first step though.

Click here for the Rich Snippet Tool.