Social media is part of everyday life. And increasingly, more and more
companies are using social media to screen possible employees. In fact,
according to a study done by the Society for Human Resource Management,
more than one half of employers use social media sites to recruit
potential candidates, an increase from just more than a third in 2008.
Social-networking behemoth Facebook filed for its initial public
offering on Wednesday, February 1, the first step in publicly trading as
ticker “FB” on, as yet, an undisclosed exchange. The Wall Street firms
underwriting the I.P.O. are Allen & Company, Bank of
America-Merrill-Lynch, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase
and Morgan Stanley.
At one point in time, Black History Month was dedicated to celebrating
the accomplishments of African Americans over the year. While this
remains an important element of Black History Month, the event has
become little more than a month-long lesson play for K-12 social studies
teachers. Now, modern technology is breathing new life into the event.
Time and money are often two resources small business owners lack. To be
successful, you must combine your personal and professional life to run
your business and serve your customers. As a result, you need
state-of-the-art gadgets that function in both worlds. Here are a few must-have
gadgets that help save time, space and money.
Recently the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it would
explore new ways to make Internet access more accessible to low-income
families. According to a press statement by FCC Chairman Julius
Genachowski, he will be ordering drastic changes to the Lifeline
low-income telecommunications connectivity program, which was developed
to help low-income Americans pay for telephone connectivity.
Just after bowing to consumer pressure and lowering the price of its
months-old Motorola Droid RAZR mobile phone, Verizon Wireless is about
to unleash on the public an upgraded version of the phone. Unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
earlier this month and scheduled to hit stores before February, the
Droid RAZR MAXX is billed as having the thinnest and the longest battery
life of any 4G smartphone, as well as rocket speeds.