Every year, millions of professionals across the country gather at various marketing trade shows and conferences meant to further careers, promote networking, and keep employees up-to-date on the latest trends. We have compiled a list of these conferences and trade shows by city, date and topic for your personal reference. Just think: if you can convince your boss, you could attend a conference every week!
In today’s economy, the value of the dollar is weaker than ever and the thought of a digital currency is becoming more of a reality with the recent introduction of bitcoins. Bitcoins can be compared to cash, but cash is limited to physical exchange, where as bitcoins can be sent throughout the Internet. Today there are more than 6.3 million bitcoins in existence and this number continues to grow. So, how are bitcoins used and how have they become a currency that can be used like dollars, but is tax avoidable?
We have really appreciated everyone who is staying connected through our tumblr, twitter feed and newsletter, and we are happy to bring fresh infographics to you for the iPad and iPhone. If you have a chance to check it out on an iPad, that is definitely the way to go for the best browsing experience, but the iPhone version will give you some mobile eye candy as well. This is version 1.0 and there are a lot of new features in the works along with a version for Droid coming soon.
Generation Y is now one of the primary targets for many top brands and retailers. These young Americans are fashion and style conscious—they love their brands and are willing to spend money on the items they believe are worth it. Below, we take a look at what members of Gen Y think is hot—and what they’re sure is not.
Have you ever been handed a fake dollar bill (or a $100)? You could have, without even knowing it. With technology advancing so fast, criminals are finding new ways to counterfeit money, reproducing the features that distinguish real currency from fake. How do you detect counterfeit money? Read this infographic for the key security features used on real dollar bills, as well as some basic ways to examine your money if you suspect you’ve been duped.
On June 30, 2011 the official White House Twitter account announced a Twitter Town Hall with President Obama where questions source from the Twittersphere would be answered during a live webcast. The Town Hall, which took place on July 6, 2011, was an exciting glimpse into the future of how politicians interact with their constituents. And, of course, it was a momentously validating day for the power of Twitter as a communication platform.
Now that June has come and gone, we can officially reflect on the first half of 2011. Who’s having a good year and who’s encountering hard times? In this infographic, we look at what small business industries are performing well and which ones aren’t in 2011 — all based on aggregated and anonymized data from QuickBooks Online.
Too much information! ‘Big data’ refers to sets of data whose size surpasses that of what data storage tools can typically handle. As the amount of digital data grows exponentially each year, big data has the potential to become the next frontier for innovation, competition and profit.