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The Effects of Oil Production Turmoil: What We Pay For At The Pump. Ever wonder why a gallon of gas will cost $3.21 today, $3.12 yesterday and maybe $3.79 next week?

The Effects of Oil Production Turmoil: What We Pay For At The Pump

The price of the gas at the pump fluctuates mainly with the price of crude oil, plus a time lag. The price of crude itself bounces around due to all sorts of influences, exaggerated if not caused by the huge amount of speculation in the oil market. Crude is not the only factor in price, however. The Department of Energy’s price breakdown as of February 2011: 65 percent crude oil, 14 percent refining costs, eight percent distribution and marketing, and finally 13 percent federal and state taxes. So, at first glance, fully a third of the price would seem to depend on factors other than the cost of crude, factors whose price shouldn’t vary much from week to week, even year to year.

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10 Twitter Guidelines for Business Owners

Shazam’s Search for Songs Creates New Music Jobs. LinkedIn files for IPO. WhiteHouse.gov Plans State of the Union Broadcast of the Future - Politics. Guess Who Microsoft’s Kinect is Making Rich?: Tech News and Analysis « Last week when Microsoft reported earnings for its most recent quarter, Peter Klein, chief financial officer with the company waxed eloquent about the success of Kinect, a new kind of controller based on motion sensing gesture technology.

Guess Who Microsoft’s Kinect is Making Rich?: Tech News and Analysis «

[GigaOM.tv Video: Watch Kinect in action.] Kinect, in particular, exceeded our expectation. Kinect is the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history. Sales - Sales and Social Media—Measuring the ROI : MarketingProfs Article. Success Wallpapers - Motivational Desktop Wallpapers. Innovation Agents: Stephen Chau, Senior Product Manager for Google Maps. The Real Lesson of the Gap Debacle: Logos Aren't Key Anymore. Delete Button for the Internet: Tool Removes Personal Info From Google, Facebook. Remember the 1995 movie The Net--when Sandra Bullock frightened audiences with the prospect of having your identity deleted in cyberspace?

Delete Button for the Internet: Tool Removes Personal Info From Google, Facebook

How times have changed. With the rise of third-party cookies and ads that watch your online behavior, removing embarrassing personal information from the Internet has almost become a holy grail of digital life. Bullock's situation seems almost desirable in retrospect. Recognizing the growing call for privacy, Cambridge, MA-based online privacy company Abine today launched DeleteMe, a "delete button for the Internet. " Rather than tracking down that ancient Friendster password on your own, users can pay Abine between $10 to $100 (depending on how complicated their history is) to remove photos, blog posts, videos, and search results, delete old accounts, and stop companies from selling private data to advertisers.

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16 Ways Your Startup Needs To Be Getting Customers

CPM is your traditional pay per 1,000 impressions on a website. I’m not a huge fan of this and usually think it’s quite a spray+pray approach. It can be very useful when applied to the right niches and audience. CPC ads let you pay per click. Business Interactive Media Expo!! Invalid quantity.

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Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name. Please enter an email address. Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your message or comments. Please enter the code as shown on the image. Please select the date you would like to attend. TweetBig - Brilliant Twitter Management & Marketing Tools. Square – Accept credit card payments with your mobile phone. How To Add A Social Media Toolbar To Your Website. A social media toolbar consolidates your entire social media presence into your website and displays buttons that allow your visitors to interact with your content in a toolbar on the bottom of the browser screen.

How To Add A Social Media Toolbar To Your Website

That way, your visitors can like, tweet, share, discuss, review and read all of your social media content without navigating away from your website. What should be in your toolbar? We recommend these 10 features >> Blog Archive » Designed security with passive burglary-resisting system. Evion.org - listen to the world ! Flowchart: How to Make Money on the Internet. Moshenarte - Build + Create + Develop. Why is social networking significant for entrepreneurs? Marketing gurus across the globe have recognized social networking as a great way to forge alliances, create business partnerships and interact with the target customer base.

Why is social networking significant for entrepreneurs?

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Goldman Sachs Won't Sell Facebook Stock To U.S. Clients, Citing 'Intense Media Attention'

Citing "intense media attention," Goldman Sachs has decided not to offer shares in Facebook to its U.S. clients, the Wall Street Journal reports. The WSJ obtained a statement from the bank which indicated Goldman "concluded the level of media attention might not be consistent with the proper completion of a U.S. private placement under U.S. law. " The deal will reportedly still be offered to the bank's offshore clients, and the WSJ indicated that the exclusion of U.S. investors was not required or requested by any government agency. Bill Moggridge, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jimmy Wales on the Future of Media Design [Videos] Print isn't dead, Designing Media, a fascinating new doorstop of a book by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum chief Bill Moggridge, seems to say.

Bill Moggridge, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jimmy Wales on the Future of Media Design [Videos]

Abovethecrowd.com. 21st-Century Business. Facebook temporarity disables personal data-sharing feature - Jan. 18. Facebook's feature would let app makers request access to your phone number and address.By Laurie Segall, staff reporterJanuary 18, 2011: 10:33 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Facebook is temporarily disabling a feature that gave app developers access to some of the most sensitive personal data it possesses: Members' addresses and phone numbers. What's the future of the social media strategist role. Harish Dabasia's Amplify.