This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. If the Internet has a quaint pastime, selling stuff on eBay is probably it. Before a thriving e-commerce sprouted a handful of platforms on which anyone can sell anything to anyone… Continue reading 8 Tips For Creating a Successful eBay Storefront
U.S. President Barack Obama is paying a visit to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerbuerg and a roster of other technology executives during a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area this week. On Thursday, February 17, Obama is slated to sit down with Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs at a private dinner during his overnight trip… Continue reading Obama to Meet With Zuckerberg & Other Tech Execs During San Francisco Trip
The Sony Ericsson booth at Mobile World Congress is much like any other at the week-long event in Barcelona: neon lighting, shag carpeting and racks of phones on large plastic stands. But most of the phones are looking distinctly unloved. Just one of their brethren is getting all the attention — the Xperia Play, informally… Continue reading HANDS ON: Sony Ericsson’s “PlayStation Phone”
A new social network that aims to be a Facebook alternative for children between the ages of 8 and 13 is launching on Tuesday. Schools, brands and investors are already on board. The network, Everloop, operates much like Facebook (virtual currency, photo albums and games included), but requires verified parental permission to join. Parents can… Continue reading Everloop Brings New Social Network for Tweens to 56,000 Schools
Publish Globe-trotting iPhone users rejoice — the official Google Translate for iPhone app is now available in the App Store. The iPhone app [iTunes link] appears to be much like the existing Android app (launched January 2010) in functionality — allowing users to speak to translate in 15 languages and to translate words and phrases into… Continue reading Google Translate App Hits the iPhone
Search engine Trademarkia, which launched at TechCrunch50 in 2009, is an comprehensive database of over 6.5 million U.S. trademarks filed since 1870, including dead marks. Today, the database is launching a new feature that’s sure to be useful for both startups and large companies—automatic trademark activity notifications. Trademarkia scans of all the marks and returns… Continue reading Trademark Database Trademarkia Debuts Automatic Activity Notifications
Tax time is just around the corner. Here is some breaking news and some tax tips and tricks designed to make tax preparation for your small business a bit less complicated this year. Enjoy! Breaking News Unpopular 1099 ammendment repealed. An amendment tied to the healthcare reform law that would have complicated reporting requirements, especially… Continue reading Small Business News: Tax Update!