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Nolan Daniels: Powerball Lottery Winner or Facebook Hoax?

Wednesday night's Powerball lottery jackpot—$587.5 million—was the largest in in the game's history.

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What We’ve Learned From Content Marketing in 2012

The Content Marketing Institute has released its 2013 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends survey to get the ball rolling. The research includes the responses of 1,416 B2B marketers in America, 91 percent of which included content marketing in their 2012 marketing strategies. Read more.

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3 Reasons You Should Become a Google Apps Certified Sales Specialist

Over five million businesses currently use Google Apps. Just as we saw with Microsoft's Office suite (when Outlook was the cornerstone of the popular group of office software), email is still the center of a collaboritive business. But Google's vision of the social enterprise expands beyond the inbox to include true team collaboration in documents, spreadsheets and hundreds of integrated business apps. 

Google Apps Certification is a relatively new program for Google Apps Resellers and Google Partners. As the growth of Google's office suite, Google Apps for Business, continues to grow, so does the need for qualified local experts in Google's business products.  

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Cloud-Based Business Apps: Create Image Overlays with PicMonkey

Since January, I've been running Coolhead Tech from my Chromebook. In the process, I've discovered business apps and consumer apps that I can use to quickly get things done. After the ants invaded in April (my favorite photo editing service, Picnik, went out of business), I found PicMonkey.

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Coolhead Tech review: Google's $199 Chromebook

ace for innovation in technology and electronics, coming out with their version of the Nexus 10 tablet and now the latest addition to the Google gadget family, the Chromebook. The netbook, once the hottest gadget on the market, fell back into the shadows as the tablets stormed through. Google is shining new light on the latest incarnation of the netbook with Chromebook.

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BusinessDay Predicted Business Migration To The Cloud. Did It Happen?

"There's an awful lot of hype around about cloud computing, but so far very little take-up. Research by Optus shows that only 4 percent of small businesses use cloud solutions."

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10 Ways to Make Google Love Your Business Site

Mashable has a great run-down of issues that can make your small business website succeed with a high Google ranking. These are some best practices you can employ, in addition to traditional SEO techniques, to gain some traction on Google. Many of them have worked for Coolhead Tech and our clients.

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MadeinAustin Job Fair Highlights Local Startups, Austin Tech Talent

Loking for a tech job in Texas? If so, the Made in Austin Job Fair 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at the Omni Downtown Austin (700 San Jacinto at 8th Street) can connect you with some innovative and exciting businesses.

The MadeinAustin Job Fair was established to bring together talent and fast-growing tech companies right here in Central Texas. Last year, the first annual event featured 115 tech companies looking to hire recent college graduates. Hundreds of internships and jobs were filled.

This second MadeinAustin Job Fair promises to be even more successful, with some of the best and brightest companies and organizations signing up to be a part of the event.

Austin companies participating include:

  • Indeed.com: The largest online job board

  • South by Southwest (SXSW):  The series of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences

  • BuildASign: The leading online custom printing provider

  • Coolhead Tech:  A local Google Apps reseller, and HubSpot partner agency

  • Bazaarvoice: a company that turns social media into social commerce for brands

  • ConnectTel: a company that specializes in software development for mobile platforms, embedded systems, cloud computing and Windows applications.

Here's the full list of Austin companies that will be recruiting at the MadeinAustin fair. The list is growing daily.

Unlike a typical job fair, this one promises "no booths, bling or B.S." It will be preceded by a "What Matters Most (to Tech Talent)" panel from 6-7 p.m.

The event wouldn't be MadeinAustin if there wasn't an after party.  And to kick off Austin Startup Week from 9-11 p.m. organizers have booked one of Austin's hottest bands for candidates to hangout with:  Suite709

There is no charge for job-seekers to attend the fair. but Registration is required, Head over to Ticketbud to snag your ticket to the event.

The event kicks off Austin Startup Week (Oct. 8-12), which celebrates the startups that call Austin home. Panels of successful entrepreneurs will discuss how they reached their goals, attendees will network with innovative members of the business community, and the secrets behind Austin's successful startup culture will be revealed. It will be a great place to find a new job or grow an idea for a new business of your own.

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