Best Press Release Distribution Services in 2017 – The Results Were not What we Would Have Expected.

Best Press Release Distribution Services

Best Press Release Distribution Services

It is not rocket science that the Internet has changed the way we conduct business online and also the way in which customers conduct research for a businesses they may consider using, online.  Search engines, because of their improved accuracy over the years, are the first ‘go-to’ that many turn to in search of almost anything we want further information on.

24-7 Press Release Newswire, http://www.24-7pressrelease.com, was recently listed by AdvisoryHQ as their top selection for press release services for 2017.  Although we are extremely happy to receive this excellent award, we were slightly intrigued about how we stumbled across the results.

For this particular scenario, we were actually looking up ‘press release service’ in Google. From time to time, we like to check rankings and see how the competition is doing and if there are any significant algorithm updates.  We were quite interested to see that four of the top 10 results were what we call ‘list review companies’.  We consider a ‘list review company’, a site that does reviews on businesses in assorted industries and posts ‘the best of…’ or ‘the top 10…’ etc.

This result is not something that we would have anticipated.  We would have expected to see results for all the different businesses that are in the press release service industry.

Although we are grateful to accept being listed as their top choice for press release service companies, it was simply one of those findings that make you go ‘hmmm’.

We are not sure if this also holds true to other industries (I would image so, considering it is the same algorithm), but just something we found of interest. We would have personally expected to find the results we did under a more appropriate search term such as “Best press release service distribution companies”.

As far as why was 24-7PressRelease.com selected by Advisory HQ for their ranking?  Part of the acknowledgement was 24-7 Press Release.com’s comprehensive Knowledge Base that provides a plethora of articles ranging from press release tips and information, to content marketing and much more, which may be found here:  http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/kb_articles.php – A page that has received over 1,600 Facebook Likes!

Giving Away Freebies Could Be Detrimental To Your Start-Up, Google and Apple Acquisitions and Malware in Target Point of Sales Machines

Google and AppleWith any type of business, particularly start up businesses running so tight on cash these days, a closer insight is looked at with regards to giving away “freebies” at conferences.  The way to succeed at a conference, when giving something away, is to give something away that is related to your business, that does not cost a lot that could potentially be not only engaging, but through social media engagement as well.  To potentially spend thousands of dollars on “freebies” that people are only going to throw away when they get home from the conference could leave a company teetering if not financially secure. Read about this and more on our Google Plus page here.

Were you aware of Google’s latest acquisition?  Check it out here… Google just acquired Nest on Monday for an astonishing $3.2 billion.  The most expensive acquisition by Apple in the last while was Anobit for $390 million and Authen Tec for $356 million.  That being said, according to Mashable, it would appear Apple has nearly three times the cash reserves that Google has, at $147 billion!

This one may be older news, but you were aware of the issues of recent that haunted Target with a data breach.  According to an article on Mashable, the CEO of Target, Gregg Steinhafel cited “malware installed at our [point-of-sale] registers” while advising “significant changes” would be to come.

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The Future Of Technology – Are Touch Screens As We Currently Know Them On Their Way Out?

Touch Screen TechnologyIt is possible that touch screens could soon be a thing of the past, replaced by a new technology, Digital Overlay.  This technology has been developed by iQ by Intel and PSFK Labs, making virtually any flat surface an interactive screen!

The technology, although still new, looks very promising and is bound to find the attention of any techno-geek. Opening up apps on your hand, dialing a phone number from your arm, or not even having to use a tv remote because any surface can become your TV remote are not far off.

OmniTouch, a project that was developed by Microsoft along with Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute is one demonstration of this new Digital Overlay technology trend.

Check out the whole story from Intel here: http://tinyurl.com/kuq24ff

Apple iWork for iCloud – Currently in Beta

Apple iWork for iCloud

Apple iWork for iCloud

If you have not already heard, Apple’s iWork for iCloud is currently testing in Beta.

What is iWork for iCloud? A platform for web-based apps including Pages, Numbers and Keynote.  These apps will be usable by anyone across any platform and is meant to compete with Office 365 from Microsoft and Google Docs.

This means that documents (through iWork for iCloud) will be instantly synced to all Apple devices including iPod touch, iPad and iPhone.

Check out the full story, including screen shots through Venturebeat here.

Potential Privacy Issues With Google Glass – Privacy Authorities Ask For Explanations

Google Glass

Google Glass

For those that have been following the new and upcoming Google Glass, I came across an interesting article posted to ZDNet moments ago where apparently a letter had been addressed to Google CEO Larry Page by 10 privacy authorities from around the world asking a series of questions with regards to privacy concerns about Google Glass.

Currently, the device which is only available to a privileged number (as it is not currently on the market yet), but that is available for USD $1,500 has attracted criticism with privacy concerns with the camera.

What are your thoughts?

The full article can be found at: www.zdnet.com/privacy-authorities-issue-google-a-please-explain-on-glass-7000016982/

Google Glass, More updates – Some saying limited and clunky but the future?

Google Glass

Google Glass

The first generation of any new product to hit mainstream is always going to have its share of bugs and require feedback from the public to only get better.  This may also hold true for Google Glass, which has an article posted on CNN (http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/14/technology/innovation/google-glass/index.html) with the title “Google Glass: Limited and clunky, but the future” from Tuesday, May 14th.

We have

already heard the cries from many people about their opinion on glass, citing privacy as one of the main concerns, but what about the actual product itself?

Apparently we will still have some waiting yet as the first 2,000 pairs of Google Glass are reserved for techies who had attended the company’s I/O developer’s conference from a year ago.
If you are not yet familiar with Glass, it is an apparatus resembling glasses that sit on your head, just like a pair of glasses, where by you can use touch controls along with voice prompts to interact and engage in information without having to use your phone. Some basic functionality includes image and video capturing (similar to that of your phone, but by using voice prompts), GPS directions and basic searches.

Check out the full article in the above link for more on Google Glass.

Are You Anxiously Awaiting for the Mini Retina iPad?

iPad Mini Retina Article

iPad Mini Retina Article

Not to say whether it is coming out for sure or not, however according to this article over at cNet, production on the mini is supposed to be starting by July.  This would put the product on shelves around the Q3.

Many questions around the mini retina iPad are still uncertain, such as the size, the weight and will that change purchase trends? How much does weight weigh in on this debate?

What are your thoughts about the iPad Mini?

The full article may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/csf7wlc

 

Current State of the Economy – Not Looking Great…

Economy Image

Economic conditions

I have had many mixed thoughts on how the economy is really doing.  My personal gut feeling (someone once told me, you should always go with your gut feeling), is that things are not really getting better.

This could be in part due to so many people telling me that “business is down from the same time last year”, despite that the “news” keeps reporting that everything is up.  Well if everything is up, why are so many business owners reporting less appealing results from last year?

On that note, we have still had many people advise although sales are down, budgets for marketing (including press release distribution), and ad-words have still held steady.

We came across this interesting poll to demonstrate what the public feel about the economy:
http://useconomy.about.com/gi/pages/poll.htm?poll_id=4547896421&linkback=

NASA, NSBRI Select 29 Proposals to Support Crew Health on Missions

Release: H12-162

WASHINGTON, DC, May 25, 2012 — NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston will fund 29 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions.

The selected proposals are from 25 institutions in 11 states and will receive a total of about $26 million over a one- to three-year period.

A major area of emphasis for both HRP and NSBRI has been the recently identified issue of visual impairment in astronauts during and after long-duration spaceflight. In addition, eight of the selected proposals will examine several facets of this poorly understood syndrome.

HRP and NSBRI research provides knowledge and technologies to improve human health and performance during space exploration and develops possible countermeasures for problems experienced during space travel. The organizations’ goals are to help astronauts complete their challenging missions successfully and preserve astronauts’ health throughout their lives.

HRP quantifies crew health and performance risks during spaceflight and develops strategies that mission planners and system developers can use to monitor and mitigate the risks. These studies often lead to advancements in understanding and treating illnesses in patients on Earth.

The 29 projects were selected from 104 proposals received in response to the research announcement “Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions.”

Scientific and technical experts from academia and government reviewed the proposals. NASA will manage 14 of the projects; NSBRI will manage 15.

NSBRI is a NASA-funded consortium of institutions studying health risks related to long-duration spaceflight. The Institute’s science, technology and education projects take place at more than 60 institutions across the United States.

For a complete list of the selected principal investigators, organizations and proposals, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/LlGsLz   For information about NASA’s Human Research Program, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/humanresearch/   For information about NSBRI’s science, technology and education programs, visit:

http://www.nsbri.org   For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov   Additional Contact: Brad Thomas  National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Houston  713-798-7595  rbthomas@bcm.edu

Source: Press Release Distribution http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/nasa-nsbri-select-29-proposals-to-support-crew-health-on-missions-282491.php

Today In History – April 30, 2012

  1812 – There aren’t many states that can boast an abundance of pelicans, but Louisiana, the 18th state to enter the United States of America, has plenty. That’s why it calls itself the Pelican State and the state bird is the eastern brown pelican. Named in honor of Louis XIV of France, Louisiana has several other nicknames: Sportsman’s Paradise, Sugar State, and Creole State. The capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge and the beautiful magnolia is its adopted flower while the state tree is the bald cypress. All together now, let’s sing You are My Sunshine, Louisiana’s state song. Give Me Louisiana is also considered a state song, and the state motto is: Union, justice and confidence. We’re not too confident in choosing which song to sing, though.

1889 – The first national holiday in the United States was celebrated. The citizens of the U.S. observed the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration. Although this is no longer a national holiday, you’ll be happy to know that there are now at least half a dozen holidays — most on Mondays — that give folks in the U.S. a day off from work and a reason to have a parade, picnic, or go shopping at the mall to take advantage of the holiday sales. These national holidays include: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day.

1900 – Train engineer Casey Jones was killed when trying to save the Cannonball Express as it highballed its way through Vaughn, MS. The famous song about Jones is loosely relatable to the train accident which cost the railroad engineer his life.

1903 – Victor Records made its first Red Seal recording this day. The premiere disk featured Ada Crossley, an opera contralto.

1922 – Charlie Robertson of the Chicago White Sox pitched the major league’s fifth perfect game. The Chisox defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2-0.

1939 – The first railroad car equipped with fluorescent lights was put into service. The train car was known as the General Pershing Zephyr.

1939- Baseball’s ‘Iron Horse’, Lou Gehrig, played his last game with the New York Yankees on this day.

1939 – Public Television began. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first chief executive to appear on TV. Roosevelt spoke at the opening ceremonies of the New York World’s Fair in Flushing, NY on WNBT in New York.

1940 – Jimmy Dorsey and his band recorded the bandleader’s signature song, Contrasts, for Decca Records. The song went on to become one of the most familiar big band themes of the era.

1940 – Belle Martell was licensed in California by state boxing officials to be the first American woman prize-fight referee!

1944 – The New York Giants (of baseball) whipped the Brooklyn Dodgers 26-8. They also set a major-league record for runs driven in by a team in a single game.

1945 – “How would you like to be queen for a day!” That opening line, delivered by host, Jack Bailey, was first heard on Mutual radio on this day. The first Queen for a Day was Mrs. Evelyn Lane. Years later Bailey would take the show to TV for a long, popular run.

1945 – Arthur Godfrey began his CBS radio morning show. His theme was Seems Like Old Times. Arthur Godfrey Time ran until this very same day in 1972. Godfrey’s show was different in that he used live talent and not records. His popularity with listeners was the major reason that several sponsors gave Godfrey the freedom to ad-lib their commercials and, from time to time, joke about the products as well.

1947 – Maps had to be changed as Boulder Dam was changed back to its original name, Hoover Dam. Some people, mostly those who live in the community of Boulder, Nevada, still refer to the dam as Boulder Dam. Many of them think that changing the dam’s name was a damn shame.

1953 – Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle became a team this day at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Sinatra’s new musical style, under Riddle’s direction, brought the crooner to the top of the record world for the second time in his illustrious career.

1964 – TV sets would be drastically different after a ruling by the FCC stating that all TV receivers should be equipped to receive both VHF (channels 2-13) and the new UHF (channels 14-83). As a result, TV dealers scrambled to unload their VHF-only models as fast as possible. Antenna manufacturers were kept busy, as the new UHF receivers required new antennas too.

1975 – Saigon — and all of Vietnam — fell into communist hands this day, the unofficial end of the Vietnam War. As the U.S. withdrew completely from Saigon, the old noncommunist capital fell to North Vietnamese tanks. Americans commemorate the fall of Saigon with memorial services for the 58,153 Americans who died in Southeast Asia during the war.

1985 – The National Basketball Association set an all-time season attendance record as 19,506,355 fans attended games in arenas around the league. Seven NBA cities — Boston, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and Philadelphia — drew over a million fans each in the 1984-85 basketball season.

1987 – Three more compact discs of music by The Beatles went on sale for the first time. The discs were Help!, Rubber Soul and Revolver. All became hits again for the Fab Four.

Birthdays
April 30
1899 – Ellis Wilson
artist: Guggenheim Fellowship winner [1944]; The Open Market of Charleston, Haitian Funeral Procession; died Jan 1, 1977

1908 – Eve Arden (Eunice Quedens)
Emmy Award-winning actress: Our Miss Brooks [1953], Anatomy of a Murder, Grease, Stage Door, Tea for Two; died Nov 12, 1990

1914 – Vermont Royster
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, editor: The Wall Street Journal; columnist: Thinking Things Over; author: Journey through the Soviet Union, A Pride of Prejudices, My Own, My Country’s Time: A Journalist’s Journey; died July 22, 1996

1916 – Robert Shaw
conductor: Robert Shaw Chorale; music director of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; died Jan 25, 1999

1923 – Percy Heath
jazz musician: bass: founder of Modern Jazz Quartet; group: The Heath Brothers; died Apr 27, 2005

1923 – Al Lewis (Albert Meister)
actor: The Munsters, Car 54 Where are You?, My Grandpa is a Vampire, Married to the Mob; died Feb 3, 2006

1926 – Cloris Leachman
Academy Award-winning actress: The Last Picture Show [1971]; Emmy Award-winner: A Brand New Life [1972-73], The Mary Tyler Moore Show [1973-74], Cher [1974-75], Screen Actor’s Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration [1983-84]; Phyllis, Backstairs at the White House, The Facts of Life

1933 – Willie Nelson
singer: see Willie Nelson Day [above]

1938 – Gary Collins
actor: Born Free, The Iron Horse, Roots, The Sixth Sense, The Wackiest Ship in the Army

1940 – Burt Young
actor: Excessive Force, A Family Matter, Rocky series, Once Upon a Time in America, Convoy, Chinatown, Cinderella Liberty, Roomies

1941 – Johnny Farina
musician: rhythm guitar: group: Santo & Johnny: Sleepwalk, Tear Drop

1943 – Bobby Vee (Robert Velline)
singer: Devil or Angel, Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby, Run to Him, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Come Back when You Grow Up

1944 – Jill Clayburgh
actress: An Unmarried Woman, Luna, Portnoy’s Complaint, Semi-Tough, The Silver Streak, Terminal Man, Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland, Honor Thy Father and Mother; died Nov 5, 2010

1944 – Richard Shoff
singer: group: The Sandpipers: Guantanamera, Come Saturday Morning

1946 – Don Schollander
Olympic Hall of Famer: 1st swimmer to win 4 gold medals in one Olympics [1964], also won two gold in 1968; International Swimming Hall of Famer: set 8 world records in the 400-meter freestyle and 9 in the 200-meter in his career; Sullivan Award (U.S. outstanding athlete [1964]

1948 – Perry King
actor: A Cry in the Night, Kaleidoscope, The Lord’s of Flatbush, Mandingo, Search and Destroy, Switch

1953 – Merrill Osmond
singer: [w/Jessica Boucher]: You’re Here to Remember, I’m Here to Forget; group: The Osmonds: Anytime; brother of Alan, Donny, Jay, Marie, Wayne, Jimmy

1967 – Turbo B (Durron Butler)
rap singer: group: Snap

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Chart Toppers
April 30
1944
I Love You – Bing Crosby
It’s Love, Love, Love – The Guy Lombardo Orchestra (vocal: Skip Nelson)
San Fernando Valley – Bing Crosby
Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry – Al Dexter

1952
Wheel of Fortune – Kay Starr
Anytime – Eddie Fisher
Blacksmith Blues – Ella Mae Morse
(When You Feel like You’re in Love) Don’t Just Stand There – Carl Smith

1960
Stuck on You – Elvis Presley
Sink the Bismarck – Johnny Horton
Sixteen Reasons – Connie Stevens
He’ll Have to Go – Jim Reeves

1968
Honey – Bobby Goldsboro
Cry like a Baby – The Box Tops
Young Girl – The Union Gap
The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde – Merle Haggard

1976
Disco Lady – Johnnie Taylor
Let Your Love Flow – Bellamy Brothers
Right Back Where We Started From – Maxine Nightingale
Together Again – Emmylou Harris

1984
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) – Phil Collins
Hello – Lionel Richie
Hold Me Now – The Thompson Twins
Right or Wrong – George Strait