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Gordon Ramsay is the Highest Earning Chef in the United States Gordon Ramsay is the Highest Earning Chef in the United States
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Gordon Ramsay, the star of the insanely popular and extremely entertaining television programs “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Master Chef”, and “Kitchen Nightmares”, has been deemed the highest earning chef in the United States, according to Forbes. In addition to his numerous televised …

Sofia Vergara Tops Forbes List of Highest Paid Television Actresses Sofia Vergara Tops Forbes List of Highest Paid Television Actresses
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Sofia Vergara is having one hell of a month. Not only did she turn 40 looking better than people do their entire lives, she’s also reportedly engaged to her boyfriend Nick Loeb, a man she nursed back to health following …

Will Google Glass Interfere With Facebook’s Plans? Will Google Glass Interfere With Facebook’s Plans?

Forbes has a report on Google Glass comparing it to Instagram and the new Facebook Camera app for iOS. The report argues that Glass will be standing in the way of Facebook’s maneuvering for a larger mobile presence. These sorts …

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 …

Forbes’  400 American Billionaires: Gates Still #1 Forbes’ 400 American Billionaires: Gates Still #1
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The Forbes’ Magazine annual list of American billionaires has come out and to pretty much no ones surprise, Bill Gates is still #1. The annual list is produced as a way to show off American productivity and prosperousness. This years …

Social Media: Who Are the Most Powerful Influencers? Social Media: Who Are the Most Powerful Influencers?
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Forbes Magazine, they of the lists, has released a list of the “Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers“. The list is comprised of social writers whose networks are most active and identifiable. This is not the same as having millions …

Amazon Earns Top Spot In Reputation Study Amazon Earns Top Spot In Reputation Study
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In an objective sense, Amazon’s an impressive company, and its stock’s performance (up 41 percent in the last year) means investors who value money should respect it.  But Amazon seems to have done a great job balancing financial acumen with …

Richest Man in the World: Carlos Slim, According to Forbes List
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Forbes has released its annual Billionaires list. Carlos Slim Helú (and family) made the top of the list. Forbes reports: Atop the heap is Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helu, who added $20.5 billion to his fortune, more than any other billionaire. …

Overstock.com Tops In Employee Satisfaction

Online retailer Overstock.com said today it has been ranked #1 for employee satisfaction in a Glassdoor.com survey commissioned by Forbes.

Jonathan-Johnson The company received high ratings for its fun, relaxed work culture. CEO and Chairman Patrick M. Byrne earned a 92% employee approval rating, the highest of any retailer on this list.

Online Banking Satisfaction Sees Slight Drop
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Customer satisfaction with online banking dropped two points in 2010, from 83 in 2009 to 81 (on a 100-point scale), according to a new study by ForeSee Results and Forbes.

The study found that despite the drop, online banking still faired better than offline banking channels and most other online industries with the score of 80 considered to be the threshold for excellence.

Forbes.com CEO Thinks Publishers are Killing Web Ad Potential
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Jim Spanfeller, President and CEO of Forbes.com, who also happens to be treasurer of the Online Publishers Association and Chairman Emeritus of the Interactive Advertising Bureau spoke his mind on the state of the online advertising industry in a guest post at PaidContent.org.

Investors Say Internet Most Important Source Of Information
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The Internet continues to be the most important source of information for investors and financial advisors, according to a new online survey by Forbes.com.

The survey found that 65 percent of individual investors consider the Internet their most important source of investing information. This is an increase from 52 percent in 2005.

The Cost Of A Video Ad On YouTube

$175,000 per day, says Forbes in July, with an additional $50,000 that need to be spent on Google/ YouTube ads. (New ad formats may come up too, Silicon Alley Insider reports.)

Trust and Authority in Google’s Algorithm

If you’ve ever been to search engine conference and attended a site review session chances are you’ve heard panelists mention duplicate content penalties and filters.

For “normal” people these problems are real, however with Google a double standard exists for trusted authority websites.

 

Case and point the SERP for [Green Real Estate] screen shot below:

Nonprofits Outpacing Businesses on Social Media

Charities are often more savvy than businesses when it comes to using social media – especially blogging. The Center for Marketing Research looked at the top 200 largest US charities as defined by Forbes Magazine. They found that seventy-five percent of the charities are using some form of social media.

The Facebook Feeding Frenzy

More Investor Cash for Facebook…

Yesterday we learned that Microsoft bought 1.6% of Facebook for $240 Million. Today there is another large investment – it’s been rumored that Facebook got an additional $500 million from two New York hedge funds.

EU Scares Google Into DoubleClick Concessions

Satisfying competition authorities in Europe will force Google to adopt a laissez-faire attitude when it comes to some of DoubleClick’s operations.

Penalties of Spamming Wikipedia
Spam Wikipedia, and you will end up in one of the most dreaded places in the World Wide Web. Imagine a place where your site appears in the ‘Spammer Blacklist’ and Yahoo! And Google give you the cold shoulder.

Early Google Backer Sells Huge Amount Of Stock

This is not something to be alarmed about; it was both prearranged and preapproved.  It’s still an interesting bit of news, though: Ram Shriram, one of Google’s founding board members, recently sold 100,000 shares of stock.

Yahoo Considers Options For Kelkoo

Yahoo said yesterday that it is weighing "strategic options" for its online shopping comparison site Kelkoo that is based in Paris.

Yahoo Moving On Up The Stock Charts
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Yahoo’s stock lay down like an overheated hound at the end of the dog days of August. Don’t look now, but they are bouncing back.

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