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Can AMEX and Twitter Save Your Wallet?

Social media has always been utilized in an array of different and creative ways, now, many businesses are scrambling to find new and innovate ways to capitalize on its popularity. The latest business to jump in is American Express. AMEX is partnering with Twitter and a myriad of businesses to give AMEX and Twitter users a new way to save.

The program is very simple. Register your Twitter account with your AMEX card (if you have one.) When you Tweet, you can use special customized hashtags (the text that looks like #TechVert) to get all kinds of discounts from participating businesses. There is no longer a need to print coupons, simply tweet and save money on the things you love. Many businesses, such as Best Buy, McDonald’s, Virgin Airlines and Whole Foods have already jumped on the bandwagon. To register your Twitter with your American Express card, click here.

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LEGO Learning

Lego Mind

Some view toys like LEGO as fun distractions or ways of keeping kids busy. Others see the value in them as teaching tools and ways of expanding the imaginations of our youths in hopes of a brighter and more productive future.

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last update: September 22, 2014

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Stephen Hawking and his Bride on their Wedding Day, 1965

We all know him as a great mind with a physical challenge that may be one of his greatest strengths, but here we see the genius as just a normal many posing with his bride on their wedding day.

Stephen Hawking

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Is Tech Support Racist? The Truth About Customer Service (infographic)

What in the world is going on with tech support? We asked that question and OmniTechSupport.com literally had the answers for us. They put together an infographic  that explores the issues surrounding the outsourcing of customer service. The colorful graphs and images are accompanied by hard data that may surprise you.

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6 Stupid Mistakes Students Make and How Technology Can Help

Being a student these days is tough – sky high tuition costs, fierce competition for demeaning part-time jobs and only shaky employment prospects and crippling debt to look forward to when you graduate. But that doesn’t mean you have to make matters worse by committing stupid mistakes.  We all know how hard it is to avoid destructive habits. Chin up. Technology is here to help you.

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120 Years of Radio History

Old Radio

For over a century, radio has been a centralized part of our lives. Before television and the internet, radio was the way that news was broadcast to people across the country and around the world. We were entertained, informed, and often shocked by the sounds coming out from the little boxes in their various forms.

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5 Tools Every Successful WordPress Blogger Should Be Using

From mommy bloggers to corporate accounts, it seems everyone is using blogging as a way to get their message out. WordPress, one of the most popular platform options for bloggers, can be especially effective if it’s used to its full potential. Using separate applications for certain tasks is essential in order to stay productive and on top of the game.  With that in mind, we’ve gathered five tools essential to getting the most out of your WordPress blog.

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7 Startup Names with Cool Backstories


Have you ever wondered how successful startup companies came up with their name? It seems like a difficult task to find a great name that hasn’t already been taken.  We’ve dug around a bit and learned how these successful startups have all managed to find unique names.

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