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Expedia, negative SEO and Google penalties
Forbes
Negative SEO can get companies penalized or entirely banned from Google. It can affect share price. It can even put companies out of business. It was recently reported that Expedia either was the victim of a "negative SEO" attack, or is in desperate need of hiring new people to handle its online marketing. Whatever the case, another article reports that Expedia lost 25 per cent of its visibility on Google, and saw a four per cent loss in the share price of its stock.
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Court finds Internet hate speech law Section 13 to be constitutionally valid, doesn't violate freedom of expression
National Post
Though it is slated for official repeal in June 2013, Canada's defunct and much maligned hate speech law, Section 13, is not going gently. The latest twist in the long running legal saga of the human rights law that governs hate on the Internet in Canada is a Federal Court of Appeal ruling, issued Friday, that finds Section 13 is constitutionally valid, and does not violate freedom of expression.
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A closer look at website traffic analysis
IT Pro Portal
If you have a website, you shouldn't underestimate the importance of analysing the traffic that your visitors generate. By understanding a few simple metrics, you'll learn a lot about how your site is structured, how it functions, and the products and information that you offer. It's important to know whether your website is boosting your bottom line by bringing in new customers and visitors, and of course retaining loyal ones.
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The benefits of cloud computing for small businesses
Dynamic Business
If you are running a small to medium sized business, you will have probably heard of cloud computing. Cloud computing means moving or extending your business IT systems over the internet, in order to increase the current capabilities, and improve efficiency. More than just a passing trend, cloud computing has a large number of benefits if you want to manage your IT processes more smoothly, reduce your costs, and safeguard your business against unforeseen disasters.
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Crowdsourcing sunshine: Web app advises homeowners on solar
Triple Pundit
"Here comes the sun," the Beatles sing. And that makes us happy. Because not only does the sun shine free of charge, it could also be a great way to earn some extra money. That's why Generaytor, a Tel Aviv-based startup, has devised a cool Web-based app that allows us to see in real time how much money we can make by placing solar panels on our roof. IKEA has already adopted it to convince customers to go solar.
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Expedia, negative SEO and Google penalties
Forbes
Negative SEO can get companies penalized or entirely banned from Google. It can affect share price. It can even put companies out of business. It was recently reported that Expedia either was the victim of a "negative SEO" attack, or is in desperate need of hiring new people to handle its online marketing. Whatever the case, another article reports that Expedia lost 25 per cent of its visibility on Google, and saw a four per cent loss in the share price of its stock.

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Try these alternatives for your landline phone service to save money
Calgary Herald
Landline phone service has been supplanted to some degree by cell phones, but there are some other alternatives that use VoIP (Voice over IP) to offer you a home phone with all the frills at a fraction of the cost of what a traditional vendor charges.

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IBM to spend $1.2 billion to expand cloud services
Reuters Canada
IBM said it will invest more than $1.2 billion to build up to 15 new data centers across five continents to expand its cloud services and reach new clients and markets. The new cloud centers will be in Washington D.C., Mexico City, Dallas, China, Hong Kong, London, Japan, India and Canada, with plans to expand in the Middle East and Africa in 2015.

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9 things you need to know before using social media at work
Venture Beat
Over the past few months, we've collected the thoughts, hopes, and fears of more than 600 people in a survey on social media in the workplace. And increasingly, those hopes and fears are shifting. It's less likely that you'll be scared of "getting caught" using social media at work. These days, it's much more likely that your boss will ask you to use social media — including your personal accounts — at work.
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Net applications analytics show users still hanging on to Windows XP
Maximum PC
This seemed fairly apparent to all of us by now, but according to a Web analytics company (by way of PC World), January 2014, made it fairly apparent that there's some stagnancy on users' ends when it comes to moving away from Windows XP or finally upgrading to Windows 8. December 2013, saw Windows XP's user share plummet, while Windows 8's user share tended to rise.
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Improving VoIP performance
Call Centre Helper
Chris Key discusses VoIP infrastructure and the methods he uses to ensure secure, quality lines and continuity of service. "VoIP has brought many benefits to business as it is flexible and cost-effective," said Chris Key, Director at Hostcomm. "But companies need to scrutinise the VoIP infrastructure that their provider has. Organisations relying on multiple VoIP lines for their campaigns need to be certain their VoIP provider is capable of meeting their demands while ensuring high quality connections."
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