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Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Wring the Most Out of Google Analytics

How to Wring the Most Out of Google Analytics

Stats are great, but if you get too bogged down in them it's easy to get lost in the rabbit hole and forget what you should be using them for. Inc.com has a great post on keeping focused and effective on Google... Read »

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Hire Like Google

How to Hire Like Google

When I was at Google's Chicago office on Thursday for an upcoming Inc. Well post, Midwestern Manager of Global Communications and Public Affairs Jake Parrillo told me his company gets 4,000 resumes a day.... Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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By J.D. Gershbein, Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Exploring the Hows and Whys of Google+

Exploring the Hows and Whys of Google+

Just when you thought there was nothing else to learn about social media, Google+ entered the ring. As people continue to grapple with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, Google+ has emerged as not just another... Read »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Utilize Google+ Search for your Biz

How to Utilize Google+ Search for your Biz

Google is calling it Social Search… and yes, you should have seen it coming. It's now included in your search returns: relevant results from your social network, provided it's Google+. Read »

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Motorola Mobility, Google Merger Approved

Motorola Mobility, Google Merger Approved

Well, Groupon might not have been interested in selling itself to Google, but Motorola Mobility is. According to a release sent out by PR Newswire, the Libertyville-based division of Motorola dedicated... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Google to Offer Local Deals in Groupon's Backyard

Google to Offer Local Deals in Groupon's Backyard

Not that anyone would count the mighty Google out anyway, but Wednesday brings word that it's expected to step up its game against Groupon by encroaching on its own backyard: Google announced it will be... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Motorola to Slash 185 Jobs in Illinois

Motorola to Slash 185 Jobs in Illinois

It's always darkest before the dawn, even when Google is involved. Read »

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Premium Deals with Groupon Reserve

Groupon Watch: Premium Deals with Groupon Reserve

Groupon introduces offers for premium deals with Groupon Reserve, and Google Offers expands its reach. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Newspapers Fight Back

Groupon Watch: Newspapers Fight Back

Newspapers start their own group-deal mobile app to fight back against Groupon, and some see a shakeout in the daily deal marketplace. Read »

Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Google Offers Bucks the Trend

Groupon Watch: Google Offers Bucks the Trend

Reports say group buying is slowing down, but not for Google, which has expanded into five cities, proving daily deals are not dead. Read »

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Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

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Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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