Friday, April 22, 2011

A Quick Review of This Week's Small Business Tredns

We're hookin' you up with a few interesting articles we think you should be reading... Just keeping you in the know.

Twitter Tries to Widen Appeal to More Users  (Wall Street Journal)

The San Francisco company, which lets users broadcast and view short messages, wants to make it easier for new users to navigate the service and help longtime users find interesting content. (Read more)

Google’s Daily Deals Service Emerges to Take on Groupon (GigaOm)

The initial launch of the beta service is in Portland, Ore., while residents of New York City, San Francisco and Oakland, Calif. are also able to sign-up in advance upcoming launches of Offers in their cities. Users need to register through Google, then will receive regular e-mails alerting them to deals and coupons in their area worth 50 percent or more off. (Read more)

How to Use Video to Market Your Business (Entrepreneur)

The average Internet user watches an astounding 186 videos a month, according to comScore Inc., a global digital market measurement service. Video engages people in a way that photos and text alone can't. For small-business owners, using video in your marketing can bring faces, voices, personality and heart to your operation, while also demonstrating your authenticity. (Read more)

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