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Neoh Headphones Promises to Deliver 3D Sound

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Technology is becoming smarter and more personal. Virtual reality is popping up everywhere. Gadgets and tools are coming out with the ability to predict and track your movements, adjusting to provide a more immersive experience. Such is the goal for 3D Sound Labs’ new Neoh headphones.

3D Sound Labs is calling their headphones a wearable home theater. Neoh is suppose to provide the experience of surround sound without the need to install multiple speakers that only work in one room. The company claims Neoh can virtualize twenty-five different speaker channels.

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10 Keys for New or Current Employers to Hiring an Employee

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Hiring an employee is one of the most important things that a small business owner will do, but few have experience doing it.

Below is a list to help you consistently obtain better results. If you are new to hiring employees, or only have had family employees, start here:

Obtain a Federal ID number

Before hiring an employee, you can ask a CPA or attorney to register with the IRS for you. But doing it yourself is pretty straight forward. The IRS allows an online application (click here for online IRS application). It  is one of the easier things the IRS has setup.

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Are You Endangering Your Employees’ Health?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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With companies of all sizes seeking to cut healthcare costs and avoid penalties imposed by the Affordable Care Act, we’re hearing lots of news about instituting workplace wellness programs as a way to promote a healthier workforce.

Also gaining attention, workplace practices such as ergonomic office spaces, meditation, mid-day naps, standing desks and walking meetings are being put forth as ways to create a healthier workforce.

Healthier employees benefit business in many ways.

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FCC Says the Internet is a Utility; Supports Net Neutrality

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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The Federal Communications Commission says the Internet is a utility. The FCC has sided with many consumer groups, small businesses and startups and against larger telecoms and Internet providers in a landmark decision.

The federal agency voted by majority Feb. 26 to apply rules that would block so-called Internet “fast lanes” critics said were being planned by service providers.

Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, said prior to taking the vote on the issue that’s become known as “Net Neutrality:”

“Today, history is being made by a majority of this commission.

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LG’s Four New Phones, Premium Features at a Medium Price

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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Very soon, some major smartphone manufacturers are going to release new models of their flagship devices.

LG is getting a jump on them by announcing four new LG phones. And the company is hoping to attract customers with some mid-range price tags on those phones.

The company says that the Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy smartphones will be officially unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress conference. That’s where a few other companies are expected to make a splash with new devices.

LG offers a sneak peak at its new LG phones ahead of MWC.

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Ask Before You Build to Avoid Product #Fail

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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When you get an idea for a new product or offering, it can be tempting to just go for it.

But just because you think something is a great idea doesn’t actually make it so. Developing new products can be very costly, especially if you don’t have any indication that the product will become a big seller. So, before you spend all of that time and money developing a new product, you need to find out a few key factors and ask before you build.

Would People Use Your Product?

A new product idea can be innovative and disruptive, but still miss the market.

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Your New Phone May Have the Google Wallet App Pre-Installed

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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It’s going to be hard to lose Google Wallet in the very near future.

Google announced that it has reached a deal with major mobile carriers in the U.S. to get its Google Wallet app pre-installed on a lot of new smartphones later this year.

The deal reached is between Google and AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless. So, any new Android phones supported by these carriers will likely have Google Wallet pre-installed.

The Google Wallet app allows users to make payments at a lot of brick-and-mortar stores that support NFC-enabled smartphones.

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20 Places to Get Low Cost or Free Legal Advice for Your Business

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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A contract dispute, a lawsuit from a customer, an employee filing an ADA complaint — these are a few of the legal issues you could face as a small business owner. Then there are the more routine matters, like forming a new LLC or putting together a commercial lease. One way or another there will be times when you need legal help.

Of course a lawyer can be expensive. The American Bar Association reports that a recent analysis puts the average hourly billing rate around $536 for law firm partners and $370 for associate attorneys.

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7 Major Highlights of Dynamic Facebook Product Ads

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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Facebook recently announced the launch of their new dynamic Facebook Product Ads, a mobile-friendly ad format that enables retailers to sync their catalog with their Facebook advertising efforts. Available now through Facebook’s Marketing Partners, it’s coming soon to the self-serve platform.

We already know that Google Shopping ads are incredibly powerful — when you’re appealing to consumers demonstrating high commercial intent with super relevant product ads, you can really boost conversion.

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Top Time Management Tips Straight From Tech Industry Geeks

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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If there is one thing we can never get enough of, it’s time. In our youth, time seems to move slowly, with each year feeling like that of an entire era. And as we age, we feel as if it speeds up exponentially and without restraint.

Each and every one of us has exactly 168 hours a week at our disposal. Subtract the 56 hours we’d (hopefully) use for sleeping, and that gives us 112 hours. How we use that time and what we do or do not accomplish with it, is entirely up to us.

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