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What You Get With The New Facebook Profile

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by in Executive Lifestyle | Tech

On December 5 Facebook introduced another change to their ever-rotating lineup of profile options. The latest update establishes a new layout for user profiles and more options for displaying work and education information. While the new profile is currently on an opt-in basis only, Facebook will be gradually rolling out the change and plans to… Read More →

Greenpeace International Urges Facebook To Use Green Data Centers

Greenpeace International Urges Facebook To Use Green Data Centers
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Facebook is often under some kind of scrutiny in the news. Lately, this has been because of ongoing privacy complaints against the social-networking giant. But the latest issue with Facebook isn’t about privacy, it’s about energy. An article in the NY Times highlights the issue. Greenpeace International, an environmental campaigner, contends that Facebook’s latest data… Read More →

Bargains Fuel Groupon’s Success With Business Owners And Consumers

Groupon success with business owners and consumers
by in Marketing | Product Reviews

Since its launch in Nov. 2008, Groupon.com has grown to become a phenomenon – both in the business world and among people searching for a steal. Groupon.com uses the power of a group to get products and services at a 50- to 90-percent discount for its users. The discounts can be on anything from salon… Read More →

Social Media Hasn’t Reached Luxury Brands, Yet

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by in Blogs | Executive Lifestyle | Tech

With celebs tweeting about everything from their morning latte to a product they’re peddling and Facebook taking over the world one movie at a time, you can’t go a day without being involved in social media. However, luxury brands, like Chanel and BMW, have yet to catch the social media bug. This Forbes.com article explains… Read More →

We Have A Winner! Two Nights At Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa

Photo: Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa
by in Contests

Kristen Barrett is the winner of our contest. She shared her experiences in Flagstaff with us on Facebook and won! Stay tuned for our next AZNow.Biz contributor contest. Follow us on Twitter @AZNowBiz for instant notification about our next contest. Hot ballooned over the Grand Canyon?  Cheered on the Suns at a playoff game?  Come… Read More →

Cool Gadgets For The Cool Executive

Executive gadgets

  Getting a shiny new toy for the office doesn’t always have to be justified by how much money it will save or how much more productive it will make you (unless you’ve got one of those CFOs). Sometimes you just want cool gear. Here are some fun gadgets just out that get business execs… Read More →

Social Media And The Hiring Process: Your Profile Can Sink Or Save You

Social media sites are no longer just places to reconnect with childhood friends or college roommates.
by in Tech | Workforce

Social media has set up camp in the professional world and is there to stay. Social media sites are no longer just places to reconnect with childhood friends or college roommates. Companies now use social media websites to do unofficial background checks on potential employees. A Cross-Tab Marketing Service study, released earlier this year, reveals… Read More →

IPad vs. Textbooks, A Greener Facebook And More

Ipad vs. Textbooks
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Some really interesting things happening in sustainability this week. Check out these stories about: Facebook, Japan’s dolphin hunting season, Notre Dame using the iPad in a paperless course, and others. EarthFest Educators Night On Sept. 16, more than 400 educators will receive resources on how to make their schools greener.  At this free event, educators… Read More →

Eating Organic, Kicking Our Oil Addiction, Solar Forestation And More

Oil Rigs supply our addiction to oil
by in Blogs | Green

With so much going on in the green industry it’s hard to focus on just one topic. I’ve gathered stories about eating organic, kicking our oil addiction, solar forestation and more. Cross-country road trip to conserve water In an effort to educate the public about water conservancy, the Environmental Protection Agency is launching an educational… Read More →

How Should Employers Respond To Social Media In The Workplace?

V icon, similar to Facebook icon

Virtual Networking: According to some major news articles, the reign of e-mail as a primary tool for communication is coming to a close. This does not mean e-mail will no longer have a place in many people’s daily lives, but rather that its use will be minimized as new generations of communicators strive for instant… Read More →

How To Get The Most Out Of Social Media

Social Media

“Are you taking advantage of Web 2.0?” This question has been circulating throughout the business world regarding the online world of mass collaboration and consumer-generated content. Web 2.0 is redefining public relations, marketing, communications and branding for businesses worldwide. Nielsen’s 2009 Global Faces and Networked Places report states that two-thirds of the world’s Internet population… Read More →

Sustainable Europe — A Greener World, One Country At A Time

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by in Blogs | Green | Politics

Fresh from my trip to Europe (specifically my native Poland), I decided to look into what our neighbors across the Atlantic are doing for the sustainability movement. A survey requested by the European Parliament and the European Commission, coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication of the European Commission, summarized the general attitude on the Continent… Read More →

Social Networks On Internet Pose Challenges And Opportunities For Businesses

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Instinct: Nearly every decision a person makes in his or her lifetime can in some way be tied to an instinctual reaction. One of the most primal of instincts is survival and the key to our evolutionary climb has been the instinct to live in groups or the herd mentality. The instinct is simple —… Read More →

Web 2.0 Offers Companies A New Way To Conduct Business

Web 2.0
by in AZ Business Magazine | Marketing | Tech

Those unable to offer a clear definition of Web 2.0 are not alone. Even computer industry experts have a hard time agreeing on exactly what it is. “The reason why there are so many different opinions is because the term is so comprehensive,”says James Windrow, director of interactive strategy for Scottsdale-based I-ology, an Internet strategy… Read More →