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The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
YouTube Co-founder Announces New Video Service

YouTube Co-founder Announces New Video Service

Having started and nurtured the online video revolution, Chad Hurley appears ready to take online video in a new direction.
The Unusual Way One Media Startup Grew to 10 Million Readers in a Year

The Unusual Way One Media Startup Grew to 10 Million Readers in a Year

Upworthy's strategy: In with the old, out with the new.

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
What Retail Startups Can Learn From 'The Daily Show'

What Retail Startups Can Learn From 'The Daily Show'

While retail sites like Warby Parker and Mr Porter are successfully blending discovery with good design, they're missing one key ingredient: humor. Here's a case for why retail sites should be funny.
Bringing Online Shopping to Life: How Etsy Experiments With Retail as a Brand Experience

Bringing Online Shopping to Life: How Etsy Experiments With Retail as a Brand Experience

From free haircuts to wreath-making, Etsy's pop-up holiday shop re-imagines the traditional sales experience and brings online shopping to life.
Web Startup Can Help You Plan Your Free Time

Web Startup Can Help You Plan Your Free Time

Classtivity brings the online booking model to recreation.
How InstaEDU Is Tapping the Online Education Market

How InstaEDU Is Tapping the Online Education Market

With $1.1 million in seed funding, a new startup is connecting students electronically with tutors from top universities.
How to 'Split Test' Your Website to Engage Online Customers Better

How to 'Split Test' Your Website to Engage Online Customers Better

Improve your site's performance by determining which design features resonate most with your audience.
The Two Ps of Consumer Behavior: (Seeking) Pleasure and (Skirting) Pain

The Two Ps of Consumer Behavior: (Seeking) Pleasure and (Skirting) Pain

Too many startups develop products and services for ‘assumed’ wants and perceived needs. What about designing solutions for deeper desires?
How to Choose the Right Host for Your Website

How to Choose the Right Host for Your Website

Look beyond price and determine which of many possible hosting options fits your website's needs.
3 Scary Online Security Mistakes to Avoid

3 Scary Online Security Mistakes to Avoid

Tips for protecting your information from hackers.
5 Ways to Beat Your Competitors at SEO

5 Ways to Beat Your Competitors at SEO

Be persistent in crafting new content for your own site and keeping tabs on competitors' SEO activities.

How Two College Buddies Transformed CustomMade.com

A site once reserved for woodworkers to advertise their services is today helping young-entrepreneur makers quit their jobs -- and still earn a living.
3 Simple Tools for Building a Website Fast

3 Simple Tools for Building a Website Fast

Consider these free and low-cost tools that can have your website up and running quickly.
5 Things That Belong on the Front Page of Your Website

5 Things That Belong on the Front Page of Your Website

Don't turn customers away by missing these critical homepage features.
What You Need to Know About Using Google's Webmaster Tools

What You Need to Know About Using Google's Webmaster Tools

An outline of the most important factors to analyze in order to optimize your website's performance.
Google's 3 Essentials for Mobile-Friendly Websites

Google's 3 Essentials for Mobile-Friendly Websites

A new survey from the tech giant says having a website that's optimized for mobile viewing is a must for businesses.
What Startups Need to Know About SEO and Domain Names

What Startups Need to Know About SEO and Domain Names

SEO expert Danny Sullivan explains what's important when it comes to choosing the right domain name.
The Sleeper Campaign Issue: Net Neutrality

The Sleeper Campaign Issue: Net Neutrality

It's a battle between carriers and internet companies with important economic implications. And the presidential candidates see it very differently.
Go Daddy Outage: What You Can Do If Your Web Service Provider Goes Down

Go Daddy Outage: What You Can Do If Your Web Service Provider Goes Down

Follow these three steps to keep business flowing even if your site goes dark.
How to Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly With 'Responsive Design'

How to Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly With 'Responsive Design'

Consider these five tips for harnessing the power of this mobile technology.
Course Hero Crowdsources Study Material From 2 Million Students

Course Hero Crowdsources Study Material From 2 Million Students

Just in time for back to school: an online repository of study guides, flashcards and tutors from over 4,300 universities.
Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom

Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom

Members of 'Internet 2012' will hit the road next month to spread the word about bills they say could threaten free sharing of information online.
The 3 Most Important Online Marketing Metrics to Monitor

The 3 Most Important Online Marketing Metrics to Monitor

Identifying and tracking the right metrics can help you achieve your business goals and improve your search engine rankings.

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