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Dan O'Shea

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Dan O'Shea is a Chicago-based writer who has been covering telecom, mobile and other high-tech topics for nearly 20 years.

30 Recent Stories

Online Startup Makes Website Editing Simple

Online Startup Makes Website Editing Simple

Barley is a website-management program that allows entrepreneurs to undertake on-screen editing of their sites almost as easily as making changes to a Word doc.
November 29, 2013 in Your Website
How to Add Personality to Your Loyalty Program

How to Add Personality to Your Loyalty Program

Belly's loyalty program offers fun ways to interact with customers and helps build new clientele.
November 15, 2012 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
One Ecommerce Tool Makes Doing Business Internationally Easier

One Ecommerce Tool Makes Doing Business Internationally Easier

How Gilt Groupe uses FiftyOne to help manage overseas currencies, taxes and more.
August 13, 2012 in Selling Online
When to Buy New Computers for Your Business

When to Buy New Computers for Your Business

Upgrades are essential to keeping your business productive and secure, but thankfully you don't have to make them all at once.
June 5, 2012 in Office Tech
How to Build In-House Expertise for Mobile

How to Build In-House Expertise for Mobile

In this Ask a Geek column, our expert offers advice on in-house development for mobile and web applications.
January 9, 2012 in Mobile
How One Startup Streamlined and Stylized its Online Storefront

How One Startup Streamlined and Stylized its Online Storefront

The owner of online consignment shop Closet Rich turned to Goodsie when it was time to dress up for customers.
November 8, 2011 in Retail Center
New Tools and Tactics for a Killer Presentation

New Tools and Tactics for a Killer Presentation

While some of the traditional technology for presentations continues to change, compelling content and delivery are still key to making an impact on audiences.
October 17, 2011 in Tools & Services
How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

Chicago's Finch's Beer replaces signage with social media marketing and finds frothy fame.
October 13, 2011 in Social Media
An All-in-One Mobile Marketing Tool

An All-in-One Mobile Marketing Tool

Advertisers can get check-in, discounting and social media marketing in one neat little package.
October 3, 2011 in Mobile
New Tool Can Help You Test-Drive Your Mobile Site

New Tool Can Help You Test-Drive Your Mobile Site

A platform from Keynote Systems gives business owners an advance peek at how websites will render in the mobile realm.
September 15, 2011 in Mobile
SBA App for Small-Business Resources On the Go

SBA App for Small-Business Resources On the Go

A new smartphone app from the SBA aims to equip startups like Flawless Group with a wealth of small-business information.
September 12, 2011 in Startup Basics
How to Move Your Business Data into the Cloud -- Safely

How to Move Your Business Data into the Cloud -- Safely

The process of migrating to the cloud can loom like a thunderhead over a business. Here's advice on a safer path.
September 1, 2011 in Security
Don't Forget to Wipe

Don't Forget to Wipe

Q: How do I manage the growing number of mobile devices in my business and keep my network secure?
July 27, 2011 in Magazine

How to Prepare for a Surge in Website Traffic

Don't let a website crash ruin your reputation. Optimize your site before traffic surges hit.
July 26, 2011 in Your Website

Roost: A One-Stop Social Media Shop

This new social media tool can help businesses create time-saving online marketing campaigns
July 26, 2011 in Magazine
How to Get Better Hosted VoIP Services

How to Get Better Hosted VoIP Services

Many small-business owners want the flexibility of hosted voice-over-IP but not the lack of reliability and call quality. We asked a tech geek: Is there a way to get both?
June 22, 2011 in Magazine
This Crowdsourcing Site Helps Turn Business Ideas into Money

This Crowdsourcing Site Helps Turn Business Ideas into Money

Ahhha.com is a social network that taps the collective wisdom of the masses.
June 7, 2011 in Evaluating Your Idea
How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

Co-founder Sally Outlaw talks about how her site helps fledgling businesses find the money to get started.
A New App Can Help You Find a Place to Work on the Road

A New App Can Help You Find a Place to Work on the Road

A free service lets entrepreneurs on the move find a quiet, professional space to get some work done.
May 24, 2011 in Apps & Software
What You Need to Know About the Risks of Mobile Payment Apps

What You Need to Know About the Risks of Mobile Payment Apps

Learn how you can protect your business when it comes to point-of-sale systems for smartphones.
May 24, 2011 in Security
A New Tool to Help Businesses Check Out Who's Checking In

A New Tool to Help Businesses Check Out Who's Checking In

Geotoko helps businesses reach customers of every check-in app persuasion.
April 26, 2011 in Marketing Ideas
How to Know When to Outsource IT

How to Know When to Outsource IT

When is the right time for an entrepreneurial business to outsource IT management to a remote provider?
April 26, 2011 in Business Management
How a New App Is Helping Hotels Fill Rooms

How a New App Is Helping Hotels Fill Rooms

A new mobile app helps the manager of an upstart New York City hotel fill empty rooms with travelers on the fly.
April 26, 2011 in Business Travel
How Small Business Owners Can Guard Against Online Security Threats

How Small Business Owners Can Guard Against Online Security Threats

The question: As a small-business owner, how can I protect my business from looming online security threats?
March 22, 2011 in Security
Why Mobile-Friendly Websites Are Critical to Your Strategy

Why Mobile-Friendly Websites Are Critical to Your Strategy

Mobile applications redefined the user experience but represent only a pit stop in the continuing evolution.
February 22, 2011 in Apps & Software

The New Paper: How Tablets Are Infiltrating the Workplace

Tablet computers begin to find their business niche as productivity and presentation enhancers.
January 25, 2011 in Mobile
A Method for Travel Madness

A Method for Travel Madness

TripIt will help organize your travel chaos.
June 21, 2010 in Business Travel
The New Power of Mobility

The New Power of Mobility

With devices that can do more and more, apps that can unshackle any operation and innovations like mobile video coming on the scene, mobility is becoming the entrepreneur's most critical tech tool.
May 14, 2010 in Office Tech

Fight the Power Cord

Alternatives to traditional battery chargers can make technology even more freeing.
April 15, 2010 in Office Tech

Pro on the Go

The Multi-Educator's Formulator Series is a collection of apps aimed at professionals in the architecture, electrical, waste management, building, engineer, HVAC and real estate segments.
April 15, 2010 in Office Tech