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March 26, 2013 Edition 13

Love Your Job By Zig Ziglar Unfortunately, significant portions of working Americans don’t really like their jobs, feel they are “dead-end,” and that they are “stuck” with them.  Fortunately, a change in attitude towards your job will increase your effectiveness on that job and open the door for a better one. Step one: There are [...]

BlackBerry CEO: Apple’s iPhone outdated

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The new touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is displayed in New York. (Associated Press)

The new touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is displayed in New York. (Associated Press)

The iPhone is not what people want these days because it lacks innovation and “it’s just kind of sitting there,” according to (wait for it) the head of BlackBerry.

BlackBerry begins selling its new touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 today in the United States. It’s already on sale in other parts of the world. A keyboard version of the smartphone, the Q10, will be available in several months.

Thorsten Heins, head of BlackBerry, told The Associated Press that its new phone, which allows users to have multiple applications open at one time like on a desktop computer, will give the new devise an edge over Apple’s smartphone, which he says gives users nothing new.

“It’s still the same,” Heins said of the Apple device. “It is a sequential way to work and that’s not what people want today anymore. They want multitasking.”

Heins also told CNET that Samsung …

Do you remember your first tweet or YouTube video?

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It’s a banner week for social media if you are into marking milestones. Google, which owns YouTube, announced the online video-sharing service now averages 1 billion monthly users who stream 4 billion hours of content every month.

And Twitter, the micro-messaging behemoth, is celebrating its seventh birthday today. It was 2006 when @jack (Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s executive chairman and product lead) sent the world’s first tweet: “just setting up my twttr,” 8:50 p.m. 21 Mar 06. Dorsey, who identifies himself as “a sailor, a tailor,” now has more than 2.2 million followers.

YouTube is a year older than Twitter, created in 2005 by three former PayPal employees, but both it and Twitter have drastically changed how humans interact – some would say for the better while others, not so much.

As Fortune magazine put it, “YouTube is the video for the mobile generation that might never subscribe to cable, is growing insanely fast …

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