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Snapwire connects amateur photographers and publishers

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Snapwire connects amateur photographers and publishers

Chad Newell, founder of Santa Barbara-based Snapwire, a mobile stock photography company. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

Snapwire is hoping to solve several problems that plague stock photography, chief among them the issue of freshness. I

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Former Facebook manager shares social media secrets

By   /  Thursday, November 8th, 2012  /  Latest news, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Former Facebook manager shares social media secrets

Facebook is an excellent tool for small businesses looking to grow revenue through customer engagement. But it takes time, thought and a touch of discretion to succeed. That was the message that Matt Hicks, former marketing and public relations manager for Facebook, brought to an audience of about 150 in Santa Barbara on Nov. 7.  Read More →

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Social-media IPOs could launch Golden State sustainability fund

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Now would be the perfect time to create an economic sustainability fund that smooths out these wild swings in revenue

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A concierge in your pocket: SocialStay app keeps guest, hotel connected

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Features, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on A concierge in your pocket: SocialStay app keeps guest, hotel connected

SocialStay developed a mobile application that delivers hotel-specific concierge services to guests

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Facebook doesn’t forget

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Facebook doesn’t forget

Like it or not, about four in five businesses Google their prospective hires and look at public Facebook profiles. Santa Barbara-based Social Intelligence Corp. wants to take that task off their hands. The reason is that unstructured online sleuthing can put an employer in a thorny position. One the one hand, businesses can be sued Read More →