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Ignore the Apple hype: Microsoft Windows still has over 91% market share


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Look around at what your friends are using for their computers.

They’re all happily typing away on their Macs, bringing their MacBooks to the Starbucks and showing off with their little Apple sticker on the back of their minivan next to the Stick Figure Zombie Family.

Everywhere you look, it’s Apple Apple Apple.

Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
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What’s the most popular web browser?


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You’re a web developer. What web browsers should you support when you consider your website visitors?

Or…

You’re a casual web surfer. Which browser should you stop using in order to guarantee that you’ll still be able to visit your favorite website? Continue reading WHAT’S THE MOST POPULAR WEB BROWSER?

The popularity of different computer operating systems


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How popular is your computer’s OS?  Are you still holding onto that old Windows 2000 or Windows ME relic “just because”?

Or are you just waiting to see what the next big thing out there happens to be, and will switch to that after it’s stable?

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The Most Hated Company in America


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Who is the MOST HATED COMPANY IN AMERICA?

That’s an interesting question that was answered in a recent HARRIS POLL. They based their results on a combination of the following six areas, as rated by over 18,000 people:

Hooked On Customers: The Five Habits of Legendary Customer-Centric Companies
Hooked On Customers:
The Five Habits of Legendary Customer-Centric Companies
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The 25 Best Companies to work for – if you want a HUGE salary


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For some people, the higher the salary the happier they are.

They’ll jump around from company to company, spending 6 months in one place, a year in another – all in the attempt to continually “bounce up” in salary when moving from one company to another.

Why do they do that? Because we all know that staying with one company and relying on that 2%-3% annual raise – if you get even that – is not the best way to increase your retirement nest egg.

Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1000 a Minute
Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1000 a Minute
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Top Grossing Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android (April 2014)


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There’s a new money making app in the Apple App Store, and it may surprise you as to who that is who has decided to jump into the iOS bandwagon and finally make some cash:  MICROSOFT.

Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium
Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium

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These are the least secure online retail websites


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Web Watch has told you about how to make your online passwords harder for hackers to easily guess.

But apparently, people are still not paying attention.  Yet again, we’ve hearing news reports of leaked hacked passwords list, and “password” and “123456” are still at the top of the list of passwords being used.

How bad is this?  Maybe it all depends on which websites you’re using it on.

Passwords & Internet Addresses Journal For Dummies
Passwords & Internet Addresses Journal For Dummies

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The Top 100 Global Brands for 2013


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Building a global brand is the ultimate goal of any major business.

It’s one thing to be successful on a local or hyperlocal level.  It’s quite another feat to take that same local presence and expand that to a larger stage.  Many have succeeded, but even more have failed at doing so.

Global Brand Power: Leveraging Branding for Long-Term Growth
Global Brand Power: Leveraging Branding for Long-Term Growth
The branding bible for today’s globalized world

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What was the best video game system ever made?


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Web Watch has owned a fair number of home video game systems over the years.

Among others, we’ve had your basic PONG machine, the classic Atari 2600, a Nintendo Game Boy, Turbografx 16, Xbox, various Playstations, and a Wii.  An entire industry could be devoted to the number of random game cartridges we have lying around for defunct (or soon to be defunct) systems.

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Are you still using Internet Explorer 6? Please stop, right now.


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Hi.   Welcome to Web Watch.

What browser are you using?

If you answer with anything other than INTERNET EXPLORER version 6, then welcome.  You can skip this post entirely and go on to find other, more interesting things that we’ve posted on Web Watch over the years.

In other words, this post is not for you.

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Can YOU name the Top 100 Global Brands for 2012?


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Even if you’re one of those Occupy Wall Streeters, complaining about everything that Big Business is doing to Keep You Down, chances are you’re also a little bit brand conscious.

Aside from the fact that the OWS movement went to all the trouble of ensuring that they have a trademark on “OCCUPY WALL STREET”, those 99% really aren’t any different from the rest of us.

They’re wearing name-brand clothing, purchased at a name-brand retailer.

They’re marketing their protest with Apple and Google phones, using Facebook and Twitter over cellular networks or purloined free WiFi connections that are setup/maintained/paid for by other corporations.

A protest is fine, and bringing attention to companies’ misdeeds is powerful — but don’t complain about how all businesses are bad if you have to rely on them in order to handle your protest in the first place.

See, it really IS all about branding and marketing, isn’t it?

 

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The Best Companies to work for? How about “Where do YOU want to work most?”


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The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America
The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America

We’ve all seen those lists of the TOP COMPANIES TO WORK FOR, based on survey results that cover all sorts of topics like their work-from-home/telecommuting policies, time off, healthcare benefits, and other aspect – both tangible and not so much.

But a list of the TOP COMPANIES TO WORK FOR will only go so far – because the majority of those lists are usually family-friendly, local organizations that know how to cater towards their employees.

And there’s nothing wrong with that.  If you are one of the lucky people working for one of those organizations, then good for you.  You’re already there. Continue reading THE BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR? HOW ABOUT “WHERE DO YOU WANT TO WORK MOST?”