Black Friday sales have become something of an American holiday tradition, but as quickly as it became embedded in our shopping culture it has also transformed to an online event.
Some pictures from the housing bubble collapse in suburban Florida. Prices have dropped in half and the properties still might not be worth it.
With the job market struggling, some anecdotal reports and media attention suggest a new corporate interest in hiring search engine managers and optimizers. SEO and SEM could be the buzzwords in business as big players adapt to a new, online media environment.
All signs point to a new wave of financial panic in the coming months – but its hard to say how bad it will be or exactly how the pain will manifest.
More newspapers are planning a shift toward premium and paid subscriptions for online content – but why do they expect anything to be different now that customers have even less discretionary income available?
Unexpected illness and personal loss can wreak havoc on a work schedule, but working online for your own websites means you won’t need to beg permission before taking a break.
Too many plans, too many projects, and too much effort can leave you lying in bed sick. Somehow, that doesn’t stop me from trying – and finding – my limits.
Any green shoots economists had spotted have frozen over by now. Economic news continues to disappoint and many government programs have delivered underwhelming results compared to what was initially implied.
Proper eating habits and a bit of exercise won’t put more hours in the day, but they can help you find the energy needed to accomplish a long list of tasks.
There’s only so much ambition and hard work you can fit in to a 24 hour time frame. Sometimes its good to reflect on the limits of your time and where priorities are assigned. Hopefully, I can get away with a bit less sleep for a while 😉
The freemium business model isn’t some academic theory of a new economy, you can go play some quality online games based on that business model right now.
Seeing the CEO of an affiliate partner suddenly reminds me how important media saturation is – even offline marketing for a primarily online service.
Coupons and shoppers are headed online in a quest to find the best deals available. Since the economy is slow, more and more people are making purchase decisions based on price.
Lost in all of the health care screaming is how important this issue truly is to the competitive ability of American businesses. The current system is not only unsustainable, but also a poor investment for employers and employees alike. Of course, the political types and certain investors have a lot to gain from a high cost, low return program.
Media producers are being forced into choosing between two things they once took for granted: mass coverage and control over distribution. The new economic reality of online content reshapes some fundamental relationships in the business of content publishing, and adaptation will be the key to surviving this economic re-alignment.
Bing, Facebook, Friendfeed, and Google are all making headlines in early August 2009, but as exciting as the announcements are, the actual results are far from being seen.
At the entry level, hosting is cheap and websites don’t require a whole lot of resources to deliver content quickly and reliably. If a site crosses over into extreme popularity, that can change quickly and the costs will spike as quickly – or even quicker than – the revenue.
Despite some high profile websites dropping compatibility support for IE6, chances are most of us will be stuck designing for it a while longer unless we want to give up a large chunk of total traffic volume. Who uses IE6 and why is it such a source of frustration for designers? Learn more about the nightmare browser here…
When the sky is falling, running around in a panic won’t solve a thing – but building a better roof or new foundations for your business is part of the evolutionary process we should embrace.