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In the name of the almighty law of simplicity, the following posts only include snippets of the full articles. Please click each title to read the full article.

12 ways to use QR Code

Sunday, April 17, 2011, 18:26 (mobile)
  1. Code your contact information into a QR code and print it on your business card or shirt.
  2. Put a giant QR code board in your store entrance for smartphone users to open your today's special.
  3. Label all your products with a QR code: special information, more about your company, fun stuff, etc.
  4. Put QR code on all your marketing media: giveaways, stationery, etc.
  5. Hide secret discount in a QR code on your website.
  6. Bookmarking made easier: scan and bookmark.
  7. A QR code on your window displays.
  8. A QR code on the back of your car.
  9. A QR code besides your newspaper commmercial or article.
  10. A QR code on story flyer to open a mobile website version of the same flyer.
  11. Today's menu in one QR code.
  12. A QR code on "house for sale" sign.

12 reasons you need a mobile website

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 17:55 (mobile)
  1. You can't ignore 70+ million smart phone users in the U.S.A alone.
  2. Desktop websites look bad on smartphones.
  3. Desktop website are too "heavy" for smartphones.
  4. You do not want to annoy your customers with a ugly desktop websites on a smartphone.
  5. You need a mobile website if you have a booth in a trade-show.
  6. People walking into your store want to open your store flyer on their smartphone.
  7. You do not want to left behind by your competitors.
  8. Smartphone users have more purchase power.
  9. Competition is still low and you can easily become a leader.
  10. Mobile searches has increased 400% according to Google.
  11. You want people to view your website while they are waiting in line, riding a train/bus, or while in bathroom.
  12. ZoriaMedia has made it possible to have two websites but only maintain one website.

Tax day, tax & website design

Friday, April 15, 2011, 09:58 (thought)
Monday is the tax day. File your tax asap or file an extension.
In a sense, the price you pay for your web guy is actually a tax.
If your website only helps you make $1, paying $100 to your friend to design your website would be equal to a tax rate of 10000%.
If your websites helps you make $1,000,000, paying your web guy $10,000 will be equal to a tax rate of only 1%.

Resize, don't scale

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 06:45 (tip)
You often need to include pictures in your website. One common mistake made by many website owners or web masters are that pictures are often time scaled rather than resized. You should avoid this by all means. Otherwise:..

Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site

Monday, April 11, 2011, 07:23 (tip)
In a world where everybody is busy, it is critical to make your website as fast as possible, thus saving our visitors' time. The good people at Yahoo wrote an article on how to speed up your website. Not trying to re-invent the wheels, I just link the article below. Please go to the original article to read the 35 best practices.

One shoe only

Saturday, April 09, 2011, 11:12 (marketing)
I forgot when I read this story. A smart salesman really wanted to get the account of a big company. He made many appointments with the VP of this company and the VP had always been "busy". Finally, he went ahead and tried to see the VP in person by directly visiting the VP's office........now that I have one foot in your office, can I move the other in.

Paralyzed East Providence teacher prides himself on independence

Thursday, April 07, 2011, 17:51 (local)(1 comment)
Obama is in a hot debate with the congress to fund the federal governments. Many who live on federal assistance are worried about the continuity of some federal services that they live upon such as disability benefit. There is at least one gentleman in Rhode Island, who has every right to collect that benefit but refused, that doesn't worry about it at all.

SmartPhones will surpass features phones by end of 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 10:46 (mobile)
This prediction was made by Nielsen in March 2010. According the following chart, by the end of 2011, we will have more smart phone users than feature phone users in U.S.A. We are now in to the middle of the second quarter of 2011. Survey shows that there are about 28% smartphone users in U.S.A. vs the predicted 40%. So the prediction is a little bit off. Apple has been releasing iPhones to the Verizon network. We will see what the next numbers will be.

By Feb 2011, 69.5 Millions Americans own Smartphones

Saturday, April 02, 2011, 10:21 (mobile)
comScore reports that during the period from Dec 2010 to Feb 2011, 69.5 Million Americans owned Smartphones.

what is QR code and why care about it

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 08:17 (technology)
A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data
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