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EmpoweringPumps.com

The pump industry has a great online resource for the latest news, products, sales & marketing tips and more.

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Underwater Intervention 2012

The 20th Anniversary of Underwater Intervention (UI) is taking place this week. January 24-26, 2012.

UI will be held in New Orleans at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center

Underwater Intervention is the combined annual conference of the Association of Diving Contractors International and the The Marine Technology Society’s ROV Committee

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What People Use iPads For?

What people us their Apple iPads for? 75% Access the web 63% Email 53% Entertainment 48% Play games 41% for Social networking 29% for Researching services & products

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Firework Sales Go High-Tech

July 4th and New Years are two times of year that fireworks are sold in my area.  All firework sales were canceled for July 4th due to the drought that we had in Texas.  If they were going to make any money in 2011 it had to be a great New Years. I walked into […]

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Google Analytics Real Time Data

Google is always adding additional features to it’s Google Analytics. Here is one feature that really stood out for me this past year. Real Time Data Previously, Google Analytics data was typically delayed up to 24 hours after a visit to your website. Now, Google Analytics offers a real-time data solution. With the  real-time Analytics, […]

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Fried Mullet Anyone? – How the internet has changed the face and taste of business.

A couple of years ago if you were looking for a restaurant that served Fried Mullet, you looked at the either the hand written sandwich board  or marquee sign  outside of restaurant as you drove by. Now 67% of consumers researched online prior to a purchase and I’m proud to say I’m one of them. […]

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Doing Business with the Houston’s Petrochemical Industry

Want to meet the Procurement Managers from ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, Texas Molecular and Vopak? Attend the ABC Power Breakfast. When: Thursday, October 20, 2011 Time: 7:30am Breakfast Buffet and Exhibit Booths Open, 8:00am – 9:30am Program Where: Galena Park ISD Admin Bldg, 14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015  Directions Register Here Cost: $20.00 I will be […]

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Steve Jobs – our lives have been changed forever – Thank You

A quote from Steve Jobs that I live by every day. “You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”  Steve Jobs Steve Jobs was an entrepreneur that changed the world.  He will be greatly missed.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal B Opportunities Meeting

For all small and minority businesses in construction, concessions, and facility maintenance this opportunity is for you. Join United/Continental Airlines in partnership Houston Airport Systems and the City of Houston for an information session about the George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal B Project and Opportunities. Date: Friday, October 7, 2011 Location: Humble Civic Center 8233 […]

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Ashton Kutcher Provides Free Product Placement on Two and a Half Men

In this week’s episode of Two and Half Men, Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt played by Ashton Kutcher has a laptop that was covered in stickers for the technology companies Foursquare , Flipboard , Hipmunk, and Chegg (a textbook rental service, just in case this one stumped you).  Product placement like this is nothing new.  We […]

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NASA UARS Tracking Website

NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is heading to earth and should be splashing down very soon.  On Friday night, NASA said it expected the satellite to come crashing down between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. EDT. It was going to be passing over the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans at that time, as well […]

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Groupon For B2B Businesses?

Groupon is the number one provider of online daily discounts and has over 80 million subscribers that receive the deal of the day in their email box.  They reach over 600 local markets.  Living in Houston, TX, I have seen everything from discounts on Sushi to Paint Ball.  I have taken advantage of a few […]

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