Who Has More Locations than McDonalds. More than Starbucks?

If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the ubiquity of McDonald’s, this stat may make your day: There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than outposts of the burger mega-chain (about 14,000). The same is true of Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally). “There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,” says…

Free Fax Online

Have you ever hated a fax machine? How to Fax From Computer Be careful about stealing the office fax and stomping on it, instead you an online service like send a fax from your computer. You can convert email to fax, receive your fax to email or send most documents to any fax machine. If…

Don’t Let Them Break the Internet

There’s a some old media interest that would like to fix the Internet by moving us backwards into their 20th Century ways of thinking (that best suits their interests) Cory Doctorow write about the situation is Publisher’s Weekly For human rights, 2011 has been a tumultuous year. It is the year of the Arab Spring…

Get Ready For Unlimited Bandwidth

I’ve been telling the story of fiber being able to hold 1000 times as many waves of light than we use now for a decade. Back in the 1990’s experiments did just that. Multiple colors of laser light shot down a single fiber. I read one paragraph about it and was excited to see what…

Easy Way Create Your Own Free iPhone App

imSMB.com has launched a new simple, drag and drop, iPhone application builder, shattering the former barriers to entry in the burgeoning mobile app market. With imSMBApps Mobile software, small business owners and marketers can create apps in as little as five minutes. It eliminates the need to budget for design and developer costs in order…

Working Hard to Avoid Giving Service

I just got off another chat session with the "avoid service" department at clear.com. I have to say that chat is somewhat less annoying than sitting on hold, and gave me this chance to share with you. Hello warren. Please wait while we find a CLEAR specialist to help you. Your question is: you turned…

Facebook Marketing Made Easy

Now that Facebook has about a half a billion users, and people are spending more time there than Google, it’s become an obvious place for businesses to reach their clients. Do you just buy ads, or is there a better way? Mari Smith’s and Chris Treadaway’s new book Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day can…