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December 4, 2012
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  • How to boost your chances of striking app-sales gold
    Taking aim at an underserved category that's largely free of big players is one of the four tips for creating moneymaking applications from TabTale co-founder Sagi Schliesser. Concentrate your time on making the app experience stand out or all the marketing in the world won't be able to help. Avoid the shady practices of Android and Apple rule-breakers, and don't ignore the complexities of the new app environment, where constant updating and analytic and promotional efforts must be considered. CNET (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

  Developer Economics 
  • Analysis: Mobile Adblock Plus could end up helping the industry
    Adblock Plus' migration from the desktop to Android devices could spell trouble for mobile advertising and cause developers to rethink how they create applications, Geoff Duncan writes. But some mobile ads are truly annoying in a space where data are at a premium, and since Adblock goes after only the worst forms of advertising, the blocking of some of the worst offenders might preserve the ads that many consumers like, such as coupon offerings. Digital Trends (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Facebook puts future user voting on privacy to a vote
    Facebook is conducting a vote on whether users should get to vote on privacy changes in the future. Facebook says if 30% of its 1 billion-plus members vote in favor of being polled, the social network will continue to grant them binding authority on such thorny issues as data sharing with future polls. If the vote comes up short of the 30% mark before voting closes Monday, Facebook will consider the poll's result nonbinding. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NextGen app helps patients track medicine and share history
    Microsoft and NextGen Healthcare have released an application that helps patients track their medications and easily share their medical data. The NextGen MedicineCabinet for Windows 8 and RT allows patients to transfer their prescription records to, for example, a new physician who could "make sure they aren't reproducing the same action or prescribing new medications that may cause negative implications to the patient," says NextGen's vice president of business development, Michael Paquin. InformationWeek (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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