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Santa Fe Breathes Fresh Air

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The air we breath. It’s often taken for granted despite decades of messages getting hammered into our heads by activists, lawmakers, and former Vice Presidents. While things are definitely getting better with more people, technologies, and laws focused on improving air quality, there is still a long way to go for many cities in the US.

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How a Reputed Security Division of EMC fell Prey to Attackers

Security Breach

When it comes to cyber attacks and hacking, passwords are in the same league as aged, indolent security guards, employed by companies that prefer a false sense of security over actual protection. Users’ habits of keeping short or simple passwords, or ones based on personal details easily found on their Facebook profiles, have caused credible organizations to lose faith in the concept of “strong password security”.

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The Mobile App Market Across the Globe is Out of this World

Planet of the Apes

If you have a smartphone or a tablet, there’s a good chance that you have mobile apps on it. For many, it’s the reason we buy the devices in the first place. Apps often give us near-PC functionality without having to lug around an “archaic” laptop or even a netbook. The industry, as can be seen in this infographic, is becoming monstrous.

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Constantly-Connected Smartphone Apps Cause “Challenges”

Smartphone Apps

Smartphones are in a constant state of connecting. Even when they aren’t necessarily “doing” anything, many of the apps sitting on the phone are trying to connect with this database or that information hub to get the data they need to work. In some cases, they’re attempting to get this information at all times.

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The Importance of Topics in Social Media

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All too often brands will find themselves trying to promote news about their company through social media. The biggest challenge is in picking the right topic. It’s harder than most think to grab the right piece of information within a story and focus on it to appeal to a general audience but it’s extremely important in any social media brand message strategy. Here’s an example: Continue reading The Importance of Topics in Social Media

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5 Best Places To Learn Computer Programing For Free

In this tough economy and job market, it’s a smart move to keep adding to your knowledge base. One of the most sought after skills is computer programming. Unfortunately, going back to school can be an expensive and time consuming endeavor. But, obtaining programming literacy doesn’t have to be expensive. From traditional universities to innovative startups offering a chance for employment upon completion of their program, we’ve found the five top places to learn how to code on the web, and best of all, they are free.

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Can You “Handle” Social Media?

Frozen Yogurt

Fun: Enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure.

People love to have fun. Whether it is with friends, family, coworkers, people are happy when they can have fun. Never is there a point in someone’s day when they WANT to be bored or unhappy. 16 Handles, a self-serve frozen yogurt company, is a fun company. They enjoy making their customers happy by providing a light and cheerful environment.

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25 Years of Acura History

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It’s hard to believe that the Acura brand has been in America for a quarter century. There was a time when luxury cars were either American or German and Japanese vehicles were the economic selection during a time when gas was starting to skyrocket. Now, 25 years later, Acura continues to be a force in the luxury automotive market.

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