29 Nov

8 Traits that trump the Resume ( Infographic )


When you look at a resume, you will learn all the important facts such as Educational background, and experience. But there are many facts which you won’t be able to know about a candidate just by going through a resume.

Check out this Infographic about 8 Traits that trump the Resume:

Traits that trump the Resume

Source:  Come Recommended.

18 Nov

Did you celebrate National Unfriend Day?

Jimmy Kimmel

“Half of the people in the country are on Facebook, & many of those people have hundreds if not thousands of ‘friends’ – & I find this unacceptable. No one has thousands of friends.”

That is the philosophy behind the initiative started by Jimmy Kimmel. It was the second annual event of “National Unfriend Day” on November 17.

According to Jimmy Kimmel, this time the system will run on a point system. If any of your FB friends reach 50 points, just unfriend them.

unfriend day

The Slogan for this year’s “National Unfriend Day” is ” Un for all and all for Un”.

How many friends you have unfriended?

17 Nov

Evernote launches Evernote Clearly, a browser extension for Chrome

evernote clearly

Whenever you visit a blog post or article, you would like to read it in peace but the only thing which distracts you is ads, links or navigation to other content. To solve this problem, Evernote introduces a browser extension, Evernote Clearly. The extension is only available for Google Chrome now(other browsers are coming soon).

How it works
Click on ‘Evernote Clearly’ whenever you visit a blog post or article. Clearly slides in, showing an alternate view of the page without ads, navigation, or links to other content.

Multi-page articles
Evernote Clearly willl turn multi-page article into a single page if you have launched it on a multi-page article.

evernote google chrome

Save it for Later
You can also save pages for later viewing.

Make it yours
It offers 3 amazing theme options:
– Newsprint: Reading like a newspaper
– Notable: Clean modern look
– Night owl: Dark background, perfect for nighttime reading

There are many other features too and all the reading lists is accessible from any computer, phone or tablet you use.

Download the Extension here.

16 Nov

Success Story : How a man used YouTube to build a multi-million dollar business

When Dr. Bob Wagstaff invented the Orabrush tongue cleaner, he never thought people will not accept the product. He tried all the traditional business methods and strategies to sell his product but all in vain. He invested $ 40,000 in TV commercial, approached retail stores to keep the Orabrush in stores and he even offered patent to other companies but nothing worked. He got only 100 orders and people did not notice the Orabrush in stores.

Then Dr. Wagstaff took the advice of Jeffrey Harmon, a local college student, & started marketing the tongue cleaners on YouTube. With a $500 budget, they produced a video and posted on the site.

The commercial-style video explained the benefits of Orabrush and explained that ninety percent of bad breath comes from bacteria on the tongue—hence the solution, the Orabrush tongue cleaner and within first few months, the video went viral, getting 16 million views.

Building a brand on YouTube
After the first video, Harmon took on the role as CMO and began creating regular webisodes, introducing new characters like Morgan, the dirty tongue. Harmon then used more YouTube video ads to reach more people.

After 2 years, Orabrush had sold more than a million tongue cleaners to people in 40+ countries. The Orabrush brand became so popular that local pharmacy store managers began contacting Orabrush directly, citing requests from customers who had heard about the brand online. This fall, Walmart began carrying the Orabrush tongue cleaners in its 3,500+ stores across the United States. And this week, CVS/pharmacy has added the Orabrush tongue cleaner to more than 7,000 stores across the country.

orabrush story

These days Orabrush is taking a new approach to drive even more sales in stores. One of the first businesses to use YouTube TrueView video ads, Orabrush has created tailored endings to their videos that direct the viewer to the closest CVS/pharmacy carrying the Orabrush.

: Google

11 Nov

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?

stay hungry stay foolish

Steve Jobs in this Video:

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I will be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.


11 Nov

Google+ Brand Pages – Connect with the customers & fans all over the world

google plus brand pages

As we previously updated about the Google+ plans to introduce Business pages later this year, Google Plus officially roll out the pages for all the businesses. Now you would be able to build relationships with all the things that you care and what matters to you.

Google+ pages are similar to Facebook pages. Google+ pages will help brands to connect and fans from all over the world. Fans would be able to add pages to their circles to participate in conversations with them.

Visit https://plus.google.com/pages/create#pages/create to create a Google+ Page.

Visit some of the Pages:
Angry Birds

Direct Connect from Google search

Google also introduced ‘Direct Connect from Google Search’ with Google Pages. Just go to Google Search & search for [+], followed by the page you want to connect with (e.g. +Angry Birds).
It will take you directly to the Google+ page.

07 Nov

News RoundUp: Firefox 8, Disney & Youtube, Tablets and Others


Firefox 8 is available to download now

The next version of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser will be officially released on Tuesday only, but users can download the update from Mozilla’s servers now.
Download the Windows version of Firefox 8 here
Or Visit this Link : ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/8.0/

Disney & YouTube Signed a Deal

Disney Interactive Media and YouTube have signed a deal to invest a collective sum of $10-$15 million to develop three original video series for distribution on Disney.com & YouTube.
Read full coverage here.

TabletWorld.in launched to offer online ordering service for Tablet PCs

TabletWorld.in has been launched to provide information & reviews on Tablet PCs from different brands.
The website is launched by Delhi based EasyTech Solutions and users can also buy Tablets from the site on discounted deals.

India to have 121 million internet users by December-end: Report

As per the annual I-Cube Report jointly published by IAMAI & IMRB, India’s internet user population is expected to touch 121 mn users by Dec. 2011 from 100 million in September this year.
Read full report here.

07 Nov

Twitter introduces Twitter Stories

twitter stories

Twitter announces the launch of Twitter Stories – the first in a series concept. Share your stories with the world in a Tweet like you helped a bookstore from going out of business or an athlete who took a hundred of his followers out to a crab dinner or Japanese fishermen who use Twitter to sell their catch before returning to shore.
Each story reminds us of the humanity behind Tweets that make the world smaller.

Tell us your Story

You can submit your story by mentioning @twitterstories or by using the hashtag #twitterstories. Also Include a link to a photo/video that will help illustrate your story better to the world. Each month top stories will be shared at Stories.twitter.com .

Also Follow @twitterstories to stay updated about the latest stories.

06 Nov

Facebook Timeline to launch on Nov. 7?

facebook timeline

It’s been more than a month since Facebook released the developer version of its new profile page, the Timeline.

Read: Enable the Facebook New Profile “Timeline” – Step by Step Process

But still the new design is not made available to all the FB users. The reason being is the negative feedback from the people who have activated the new design – ‘Timeline’.

But now if the reports are to be believed, Facebook is planning to roll out the new profile ‘Timeline’ to all the Facebook users on Monday ( November 7, 2011). The move can prove to be risky for Facebook as ‘Timeline’ is a very complex profile according to many of its users.

Click here to know more about ‘Timeline’

Meanwhile, ‘Timeline’ has launched a new feature recently. Each FB Timeline profile has a tiny clock icon in the status window now which allows you to post a update on a particular date in the past.

04 Nov

Groupon IPO values company at $ 12.65 Billion

groupon ipo

The group buying site Groupon Inc raised $700 million after increasing the size of its IPO.
The daily deals site company is now valued at $ 12.65 billion after increasing the offering to 35 million shares from 5 million shares and increasing the price of the share to $ 20 each from initial price range of $16 to $18.

This is the second largest IPO by an Internet company after Google raised $ 1.7 billion in 2004.

Groupon is a three year old company which sells discount coupons on services like spa treatments, gym, nose jobs, etc.

LinkedIn went public in May this year with a market value of $4.3 billion & was worth $8.4 billion at the end of trading Thursday.
Groupon Inc is expected to make its trading debut on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “GRPN” on Friday. Let’s see how market will react to Groupon shares.

“This is not Facebook where they can do no wrong,” said longtime IPO analyst Scott Sweet, the owner of IPO Boutique. He called Groupon IPO an “accident waiting to happen.”

03 Nov

Google’s new venture provides free websites to SME

google SME

Google India launched a new venture to help SME(Small and Medium Enterprises) in India to build their websites free of cost.

The new service ‘India Get Your Business Online’ initiative will offer a free domain name(.in), hosting services, customer email addresses & support free of cost for 1 year.
But after the 1st year, the users will have to pay nominal fee for domain & hosting renewal.

For the ‘India Get Your Business Online’ initiative, Google has signed a deal with Hosting & Domain Services provider ‘HostGator’, Federation of Indian Micro & Small & Medium Enterprises and ICICI Bank.

Visit www.indiatogetonline.in to view more details.

The users will have to submit their PAN details for verification of their business.