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Wealth Professional | The advisor’s ultimate guide to Twitter

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Dom Sagolla sat down with media at an international conference in Australia to explain not only why Twitter works so well, but how financial advisors can get started and the best way that they can leverage the social media platform. 1.    The numbers First of all, Sagolla says, know the numbers. He says that 10 per cent of the people …

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Investment Executive | Four keys to social media success

Having a formalized structure to organize your social media connections is important to success, says Sara Gilbert, founder of Strategist in Montreal. But so, too, is having a detailed “content map” for the kinds of information you share. A content map helps focus your posts on ways that you can help clients rather than just trying to pitch them new …

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CNET | BlackBerry Q10 Review

Say hello to the BlackBerry Q10, which offers a larger and more spacious QWERTY keyboard and a fresh infusion of the BlackBerry 10.1 operating system. It builds on the greatness of past BlackBerry messaging machines, yet blends this with modern smartphone software powerful enough to run multiple apps at once without skipping a beat. It also surfs Web sites like a …

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Investment Executive | Manage your social media connections

Building a loyal group of “followers” or “connections” on social media sites can be a boon to your ego, but it doesn’t necessarily translate into a bigger book of business, says Sara Gilbert, founder of Strategist in Montreal. “That is the quandary many advisors face in the digital age,” Gilbert says. “How do you translate relationships made in cyberspace into …

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Windows IT Pro | Dead OS Walking: XP has one year of support left

The Windows XP launch was notable for many reasons. It was held in New York City less than two months after 9/11, which of course cast a pall over the proceedings—which I’m told were significantly scaled back because of the tragedy. The launch event was the first time I’d seen many, many Wi-Fi connections in one place, and of course …

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Investment Executive | Business can be better in the “cloud”

Usually, having someone say that your “head is in the clouds” would not be considered a compliment. As an advisor, however, having some of your key documents stored in the digital cloud can be a great way to facilitate business while you are on the go, says Cara Crosetti, Los Angeles-based account director and web specialist with Wickware Communications Inc. …

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CNET | iPhone 5S expected to launch late June

The next-generation iPhone should start shipping by the end of June, followed by a low-cost iPhone in the September quarter, says analyst Gene Munster. Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster believes Apple will sell 4 million units of the new phone before the …

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CNET | Why I won’t be going back to BlackBerry from iPhone

After using BlackBerry phones for years before switching to an iPhone, I was intrigued to see whether the Z10 could tempt me back. But glitches and a lack of apps left me cold. Continued…

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The Globe and Mail | BlackBerry struggling in India

BlackBerry is facing major competition in India from Samsung — a sign the Canadian company might have similar problems in other emerging markets, reports The Globe and Mail. BlackBerry shipments in India dropped to 5.9% in 2012, from 12.8% 2010, finds global research firm IDC. Meanwhile, Samsung soared from 4.9% in 2010 to 42.5% in 2012. Continued…

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Advisor.ca | Apple falls, Google picks up

The altered landscape of the smartphones market has changed valuations of tech companies, dictated by investor preferences. A shift in the investor focus away from Apple and to Google can be seen in Apple’s market capitalization falling to a new 12-month low just as Google’s climbed to a record high, reports FT.com.

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