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About Heather Campobello

Prior to working as a Staff Writer for WebProNews I was an English Instructor at various colleges in New York, Colorado, and Wyoming. I have a Master of Arts in English from the SUNY of New York at Buffalo and have been working in marketing, clinical research, and education for the past five years. Google:+Heather Campobello
Hotel Poachers: Criminals Branch Out From Online Banking Hotel Poachers: Criminals Branch Out From Online Banking

According to a new report from The Inquirer, criminals are capitalizing on hotel point of sale (PoS) applications to “siphon off travellers’ credit card details.” This form of theft is achieved by “using a remote access Trojan program to infect …

Viddy Becomes Top App: Launch on Timeline Credited for Making it a Success Viddy Becomes Top App: Launch on Timeline Credited for Making it a Success

Viddy is an app that allows users to make 15 second videos, enhance them with music, and post them in a snap. The company launched its timeline application two months ago and today it hit the #1 spot in the …

Flower Retailers Lose Profit Over IT Downtime on Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day Flower Retailers Lose Profit Over IT Downtime on Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day
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A representative from Stratus, recently brought it to our attention that flower retailers tend to be unprepared for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day: “Unfortunately, as history will tell us, we’re bound to see IT downtime on one of the busiest …

Kobo’s Partnership with WHSmith Proves Successful After Trial Run Kobo’s Partnership with WHSmith Proves Successful After Trial Run
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Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, today announced plans to open new Kobo branded shops within 100 WHSmith High Street retail locations in 2012. This decision follows the successful trial of the ‘Kobo Centre’ in some of WHSmith’s larger …

COSBOA Joins Effort to Get Small Businesses Online COSBOA Joins Effort to Get Small Businesses Online

Last month, Google Australia celebrated the first birthday of Getting Aussie Business Online (GABO) and announced that more than 50% of Australia’s small businesses are now online. Users can get a website for free through GABO that allows them to …

China’s Computer Market is Still # 1 China’s Computer Market is Still # 1

China is the leading manufacturer and consumer of PCs. According to iSuppli, “China has become the most important PC market worldwide, representing 22 percent of global demand and contributing more than 90 percent of total production. As a result of …

Catalog Spree to Plant One Tree for Each Downloaded App Catalog Spree to Plant One Tree for Each Downloaded App

Approximately 53 million trees are cut down annually to produce the 3.6 million tons of paper required for the 19 billion catalogs mailed in the U.S. each year. For consumers, tablets offer a way to enjoy sustainable and immediate access …

eBay’s First Quarter Forecasts Continuation of Year Over Year Profits eBay’s First Quarter Forecasts Continuation of Year Over Year Profits
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eBay Inc. was pleased to report today that revenue for Q1FY12 increased 29% to $3.3 billion, compared to the same period of 2011. They recorded Q1 net income on a GAAP basis of $570 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, …

Coursera Offers a Free World-Class Education

Students across the world can now access online courses from five prestigious American universities (Stanford, Princeton, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Michigan) thanks to an interactive platform called Coursera. The site …

AOL’s iPad Site is Better Than Ever AOL’s iPad Site is Better Than Ever

AOL has enhanced its iPad site in response to user feedback. Searching on the site is easier than ever because it has decided to be more consisted and adopt the search field and icons used on the AOL.com desktop site. …

Flickr’s Android App Enables Batch Loading Flickr’s Android App Enables Batch Loading

The batch loading of photos on Flickr, a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, has become possible thanks to their Flickr Android App. If you own an Android phone you can select as many photos from …

IAB Report Claims Internet Advertising Brought in $31 Billion in Revenue for the 2011 Year IAB Report Claims Internet Advertising Brought in $31 Billion in Revenue for the 2011 Year

The IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for the full-year 2011 reveals that revenues soared to a landmark high of $31 billion. That is a 22 percent increase over 2010’s full-year number, which itself had been a record-breaker at $26 billion. …

Splash.FM Thrives On In-Group Influence Splash.FM Thrives On In-Group Influence
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Yesterday at 12pm EDT, just three months after its Private Beta launch, Splash.FM—a social music discovery platform that measures your musical influence—officially launched in Public Beta, making the once exclusive platform available to the masses. Splash.FM is a site that …

Facebook & TV Tie for Most Popular Place to Get News Facebook & TV Tie for Most Popular Place to Get News

The following infographic from Schools.com details how social media is replacing traditional journalism as a news source. These days half of the public gets its breaking news from social media rather than official news sources. Slightly less than half (46%) …

Infographic Indicates Workers Waste Time Because They Think Their Jobs Suck Infographic Indicates Workers Waste Time Because They Think Their Jobs Suck

The following infographic was created to celebrate the launch of Tempo 7 and details how time is wasted in the workplace and who the guilty culprits are. Many employees claim that they are efficient employees that keep their nose to …

Drinking at Work: Some Companies Use Liquor as an Incentive Drinking at Work: Some Companies Use Liquor as an Incentive
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Are there benefits to sipping on a martini while at work? Some employees think that drinking at work on a daily basis makes them happier and more creative. In New York, J. Walter Thompson has in its offices a 50-foot-long …

Mobile Payments Could Become the Primary Method of Doing Business by 2020 Mobile Payments Could Become the Primary Method of Doing Business by 2020

We reported earlier that cash and coins were being used and accepted less in Sweden. The shift to make cash money a thing of the past in the country has sparked controversy and impacted its people tremendously. Some people feel …

Samsung Fortune Fuels Family Feud Samsung Fortune Fuels Family Feud

Lee Kun-hee is the chairman of Samsung Electronics. He resigned as chairman of Samsung on April 21, 2008 owing to Samsung Slush funds scandal, but returned on March 24, 2010. He received a three year suspended jail term after he …

Google Photography Prize Contest Announces 10 Finalists

The Google Photography Prize 2012 competition was announced back in November. The contest gave 20,000 student photographers from 146 countries the opportunity to share their best photographs with a global audience. Seven judges were selected to determine a winner. Among …

Accenture Study: Social Media Appearing on TV Cut Through to U.S. Consumers Accenture Study: Social Media Appearing on TV Cut Through to U.S. Consumers

Social media is showing signs of connecting with TV viewers. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of U.S. consumers surveyed recall seeing social media symbols such as Facebook “Likes” while watching television, according to an Accenture ACN +2.60% study. What is even …

IKEA Launches UPPLEVA, the Clutter Free and Stylish TV IKEA Launches UPPLEVA, the Clutter Free and Stylish TV
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IKEA just introduced UPPLEVA, a completely new range that integrates smart TV and a sound system with furniture. UPPLEVA brings beauty and functionality to the living room by eliminating the web of wires that diminish the ambiance of many living …

Infographic Divides Users of the Internet Like High School Cliques

The following infographic from Flowtown categorizes users of the internet into seven different personas. The graphic warns its viewers to avoid engaging politicos and lurkers but the two have different agendas. The politico is obsessed with reposting headlines and copy …

Women Who Are Least Likely to Land a Long-Term Mate Opt for Lucrative Careers Women Who Are Least Likely to Land a Long-Term Mate Opt for Lucrative Careers

A new social psychology study from The University of Texas at San Antonio sought to answer why some women decide to focus on their careers instead of having children. The researchers proposed that sex ratio affects women’s family planning and …

Infographic Can Help You Figure Out Where and When You Lost Your Phone

Backgroundcheck.com created this infographic and used research by Lookout Mobile Security. The following infographic points out where and when people are most likely to have lost their phones. Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact and …