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Panic bars save lives, says Qualified Hardware

In the summer of 1883, a traveling variety show made a stop at Victoria Hall in Sunderland, England. Near the end of the show, the entertainers announced to the more than 1,000 children in attendance that upon exiting the Hall, they would be met with a prize. Anxious to get their hands on whatever gift awaited, hundreds of children rushed …

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Stamps Increase: USPS Seeks To Raise The Price

The USPS is seeking to increase the price of stamps, which will certainly be disapproved of by American citizens. The postal service is planning a 3-cent increase, which would raise the price to 49 cents, in order to mail a letter. The proposal of this rate increase must be approved by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission. If accepted, the increase …

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Foursquare Asks Users to Help Make the App More Informative

Foursquare has spent the past year or so making a bunch of alterations to its apps with one clear goal in mind: Foursquare wants to be the go-to place for local search and discovery. Foursquare is taking on Yelp, Google Places, Urbanspoon, and more. Remember that “going beyond the check-in” line that Foursquare has been using for years? Well, now …

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LinkedIn Gets Better for Businesses with New Company Page Analytics

LinkedIn has just launched another tool to help businesses better promote themselves on the network. Starting today, everyone who operates a company page on LinkedIn will gain access to a new set of analytics. Company Page analytics let businesses track various metrics for each of their posts – impressions, clicks, interactions, the number of followers acquired because of said post, …

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Pinterest Launches New Analytics Tool for Site Owners

After hinting at it for some time, Pinterest has finally launched its first web analytics product for website owners. With the (currently) free product, site owners can track how pins that come from their site perform on Pinterest. Site owners can see how many people have pinned from their site, the reach of those pins across Pinterest, and the traffic …

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Amazon Announces Whispercast For Kindle

Schools and businesses are increasingly turning to tablets and e-readers to help disseminate information among students and employees. Amazon has one of the more popular e-readers with the Kindle. Bring these two instances together and you have Whispercast. Amazon announced that Whispercast is now available to businesses and schools that use Kindles for content distribution. Amazon describes the service as …

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WolframAlpha Now Offering Time-Sensitive Business Search

If you’ve got time on your side, what search tool you use to find a particular business really comes down to user preference. Maybe you like the way Google organizes the results, maybe you prefer to use Yelp for searches in a specific category. You’ve got time, so use them all – it’s not a pressing matter. However, if you …

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Google+ Brand Pages Grow 1400% Since December

One way to judge the popularity of Google+ is with total user growth, and some estimates put the network at over 100 million users. Those projections indicate that Google+ could have 400+ million by the end of 2012. Another metric is interaction with brands on the site. Google opened up Google+ to eager brands back in November of 2011, and …

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Valentine’s Day Is Good For Online Businesses

Ah, Valentine’s Day – the day where we spend money on those we love the most. It turns out that we’re spending more and more on the ones we love which translates into big bucks for the businesses that promote the holiday. Today’s infographic, not to be confused with Saturday’s other Valentine’s Day themed infographic, comes from Monetate. They remind …

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