The site, available in about 250 U.S. cities, alerts companies when someone from their local community may require their products or services.
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Real-time translation service currently supports Windows Live, Google Talk and Facebook Chat services; a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook is also available.
Manta, which claims about 30 million monthly visitors, adds features for creating social connections and collecting customer recommendations.
Adobe EchoSign helped George Street Photo turn contract management into a digital workflow, cutting six days out of the time needed to collect client signatures.
Apparently, PayPal is gearing up for a mobile payments makeover by May 2012; its initiative will mark another turning point for small-business solutions options in this space.
New research from CompTIA suggests that 8 out of 10 businesses are feeling the strain of IT skills gaps, as new technology priorities evolve quickly.
Cloud-based application allows small companies to manage field service employees, allowing managers to check on locations and make new assignments in real time.
New mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms are a precursor to the company's planned expansion of its mobile payments services later this year.
New research from Ponemon Institute and Trend Micro suggest that close to 80 percent of data breaches are related to risky employee actions.
More adults are downloading and using mobiles applications downloaded to their smartphone or tablet, but their attention span for these apps is limited.