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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Etiquette is about more than the correct fork or knife. In today’s society, which is increasingly dependent on technology (with texting more common place than talking), business etiquette is as critical as ever.

In conjunction with National Business Etiquette Week (June 3 to 9), Elizabeth Venturini, a college admissions and career strategist, debuts: ‘Charm School for the College-Bound,’ a workshop for young people on the essentials of business etiquette.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Last week I wrote about Charice, one of the Top Women on YouTube, who found stardom by becoming a YouTube singing sensation turned mainstream artist. The feedback was overwhelming and it inspired me to write about other women who have found fame via YouTube.

Imagine having 500 million views on your YouTube channel? Today, Jenna Marbles (@Jenna_Marbles) has hit 527 million plus views, signing up more than three million subscribers. That makes her the most popular woman on YouTube. Jenna, who talks about anything from makeup advice to what clothes to bring on a short vacation, is a 25 year old star. Jenna Marbles (Mourney) started her channel as a simple “what to/how to” channel for women with her first upload in February 2010.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The United Nations is releasing, for the first time in history, a cyber alert for “Flame,”  a computer virus powerful enough to bring about a world cyber crisis.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Reality check –imagine you’re having a Social media PR crisis… now what?

It’s Monday morning; you go to check your email. Email one; it’s your Webmaster (who also serves as your Media Director). You find out that over the weekend he’s suddenly become afflicted with amnesia! Not to worry, it is obviously not severe; he still remembers how to email. Hmm. Weird!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Is Facebook going to acquire Opera?

Earlier today Mashable reported Facebook”s plans to buy Opera, a browser designed by a Norwegian company software.  The LA Times, hours ago reported that credible sources have informed them that Facebook is indeed targeting Opera as its latest acquisition. Most people are quick to ask why Facebook would wish to buy Opera?

 
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Posted by Cynthia Sycip

Programming, which has developed into its own language, is now the favorite language of women, as more and more women have become interested in mastering it (even more so than French or Mandarin, for instance). Is it a positive sign of the times?

It began with internet/SMS lingo; and LOL was born. New acronyms followed suit (like OMG). Then emerged terms like Java and Python (no, not the place in Indonesia or the snake). Programming has developed into its own language and more and more women have become interested in mastering it (even more so than French or Mandarin, for instance). Is it a positive sign of the times?

Perhaps, women are tech savvy?

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Windows 8, Facebook IPO troubles, mobile advertising challenges, and what a hot lawsuit against a Silicon Valley VC means for women in technology.

Read on to see the stories making headline news on the tech scene this week!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Virgin Atlantic teams up with Telenor’s Aeromobile to offer in-flight calls to passengers on New York to London flights. Now you can stay connected even in-flight!

Picture this: you just boarded a plane and are about to take off. Just a few minutes before take off you remember something important and have to call or text it now because you’ll be out of pocket for the next eight hours. Wouldn’t it be amazing to use your smartphone without restraint?  Well if you are a Virgin Atlantic passenger, there’s good news in store for you.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

It’s official: this morning, shortly after 9:30AM EST, when the NYSE opens, a few people on this planet will enter into a new tax bracket (at 11:30AM to be percise).

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) yesterday evening announced pricing of $38 per share for its initial public offering of 421MM shares of common stock, to take place today. Facebook will offer shares (all 180 million + of them) for trading under the NASDAQ symbol “FB.” In addition, selling stockholders (who are about to get mega paid) are offering 240MM shares of Class A common stock.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

 

SEEK or SHOUT, an online network for Journalist, Bloggers, Feelancers and Communicators (i.e. ‘tastemakers”) pairs up with Cision

Cision is a leading, web-based public relations (PR) tool for finding almost any media content needed. Cision helps PR professionals target pitches, connect with audiences, monitor coverage, and manage campaigns –all the elements it takes to get a story out. Cision is great for members from all sorts of media outlets to find the best leads. But if you’re not in the mainstream media, don’t fret!  Just last month, Cision announced their collaboration with SEEK or SHOUT, a mainstream online network for Journalist, Bloggers, Feelancers and Communicators (i.e. ‘tastemakers.)

 
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