INFORMATION SECURITY: Investigating The Negative SEO Threat. The world of search engine optimization (SEO) is one where the rules are constantly changing. The big search providers change their criteria for ranking sites and individuals who understand SEO then modify Web pages and processes for promoting their sites, so these sites can appear in more search results and gain more business. Read more

NO QUICK FIX: 4 Things Most Leaders Don’t Understand About SEO. In an online business environment that’s heavily dependent on organic search, the lack of an effective search engine optimization (SEO) strategy is detrimental to your growth and profitability. In this column, we will look at three SEO facts that business leaders should know to achieve excellent results. Read more

MYTHBUSTERS: The 7 Most Common SEO Myths Debunked. With search engines, social-media platforms and content-recommendation services all touting their pay-per-click options to instantly boost traffic to your website, search engine optimization (SEO) sometimes gets forgotten. But it shouldn’t. SEO can provide a huge benefit to entrepreneurs — even if the results aren’t immediate. Read more


APPLE NEWS: What Open-Sourcing Swift 2 Means For App Makers. Apple dropped a bomb at the recent Worldwide Developers Conference—and it’s a doozy. Among other things, the company is open-sourcing the second version of its programming language. In other words, the company will make Swift’s source code freely available, which means others may be able to redistribute it and even modify it. Read more

OPEN SOURCE: Docker Certification Program Eyes Long-Term Partnerships. ETP status is being granted to companies that have worked with Docker to demonstrate integration with Docker containers. The first group of businesses to achieve ETP status are companies that have integrated their monitoring tools with the Docker Platform via its application programming interfaces (APIs). Read more

MOBILE APP LANDSCAPE 2015: Who Will Be The Winners? As we watch the enterprise mobile app landscape develop, we have begun to formulate a thesis on the evolving ecosystem of SDKs (software development kits), APIs and development platforms that mobile entrepreneurs are utilizing to accelerate the development, marketing and monetization of their mobile apps. Collectively, we are referring to these companies as the mobile app enablers, and we are starting to see some early trends. Read more

CALLING IT QUITS: Uh-Oh! Facebook, Inc. Just “Unfriended” Microsoft, Inc. It was the end of 2013 when Microsoft announced the good news: In cooperation with Facebook, its Windows applications and Windows Phone OS officially supported the wildly popular social media king. As the partnership matured, Microsoft expanded its integration and began referring to it as “Facebook Connect.” Read more

INFORMATION SHARING: NASA Launches API Portal To Explore Vast Amounts Of Agency Data. NASA launched a vehicle of a different kind recently — one that encourages developers to explore the space agency’s database and begin using or contributing application programming interfaces. Read more


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