Monthly Archives: February 2013

19 Clicks Separate Any Two Web Pages | LiveScience

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It’s a small Web after all. As the six-degrees of separation notion says that any two people are only six introductions away from one another, researchers claim that any two webpages are no more than 19 clicks apart.

The Royal Society, a scientific organization established in 1660, this week published a paper that has found a similar model works for the Web as well as it does for people. Despite the billions of pages on the Web , you can get from one page to any other in about 19 clicks, according to Albert-László Barabási, a networking theorist in the U.K. and member of the Society.

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The Marketing Mix and 4 Ps –

What is marketing? The definition that many marketers learn as they start out in the industry is:

Putting the right product in the right place, at the right price, at the right time.

Its simple! You just need to create a product that a particular group of people want, put it on sale some place that those same people visit regularly, and price it at a level which matches the value they feel they get out of it; and do all that at a time they want to buy. Then you’ve got it made!

There’s a lot of truth in this idea. However, a lot of hard work needs to go into finding out what customers want, and identifying where they do their shopping. Then you need to figure out how to produce the item at a price that represents value to them, and get it all to come together at the critical time.

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Mercury Levels in Water Detected Using Mobile Phones –

The presence of mercury, the most deadly and toxic element that contaminates water and food materials within a short span of time, can be determined with your mobile phone. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has been in efforts to reduce mercury in the environment. Researchers at the University of Burgos have now come out with new test results that detail how to detect mercury in contaminated water

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Million-Dollar Startup Secrets |

Money changing handsMost small businesses never reach $1 million in annual sales. Instead, they struggle just to survive. Of businesses started in 2004, barely more than half — 56 percent — were still around in 2009, a study from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found.

In fact, cracking the $1 million barrier at any point in a company’s lifetime is a major achievement. U.S. Census data from 2007 shows that more than three-quarters of the country’s 6 million firms with employees made less than $1 million in revenue. And most solopreneur businesses don’t earn anywhere near that much: According to IRS data for 2008, the average solo business brought in less than $60,000.

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Weekly Financial Update | LAEDC



Saudi Prince Reads Jon Stewart’s “America, the Book”

I was watching a BBC documentary ‘Inside the Saudi Kingdom, which focused on the life and duties of Saudi Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, governor of theamericathebook1 

province of Hail in Saudi Arabia, when I noticed the red and white book on the top of the Prince’s book stack (upper right corner). Is it this book?:


The question is this: Does the Prince realize it’s satire? If not, it would explain a lot.