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OK, so I'm sure you've heard of Microsoft's Bing by now.  Bing is the replacement for Live Search which was the replacement for MSN Search.  So essentially is the 3G of Microsoft Search Engines.  Microsoft did not change the way that Bing acquires data/information from the web site it crawls (or scans).  So they're not really gaining better data or sites, unlike Google who is constantly changing and improving their search techniques.  Instead Microsoft just overhauled the user interface adding a lot of little whizz bang features and made it look a lot prettier than Google.  Naturally Microsoft is trying to themselves apart from Google, they're doing this by touting Bing as a decision engine instead of a search engine.  I've used it and personally I'm not impressed.  So, you don't need to worry about re-wording your copy and updating

Lately we've really been picking up steam, and it seems to be because of the economic downturn.  Times like this in our economy force us to re-examine ourselves and take a closer look at where our dollars are going.  In this day in age businesses and people are always trying to find the most efficient ways to communicate with their clientele.  Now with Text Messaging, E-mail Newsletters, Blogs, Direct Mail, Commercials, FaceBook, Twitter, etc.  There is an endless stream of communication to tap into, the advertising people call this the media or marketing mix.  Take a look at your business, but more importantly take a look at your clients, what do they expect?  What do they use?  What do they want?  What is your competition doing?  Are you still current and relevant to your customers like you once were?  Maybe

Everyone is talking about the Cybersecurity Act, so I'm caving to peer pressure and talking about it too.  The Government along with some worthless lobbyists want to regulate the internet.  Their cover story is that its for protection against cyber attacks and national security, blah blah blah.  Well, the real deal is that they and certain companies want access to your data and the ability to regulate what is posted on web sites (including sites like this one).  This new Government of ours reminds me more and more of the plot of V for Vendetta all the time.  Nobody likes and Adam Sutler.  I'm not going to reinvent the wheel here so I'll post some links to existing articles out there. Open Congress WebPro News EFF

I've been following the online sales tax bill and it looks like its finally going to getting passed into law soon.  As a web developer this concerns me greatly.  I've built and continue to build numerous web sites that have eCommerce functionality.  It would be so easy for the Government to screw this up, so the certain senator that reads this blog

According to the latest statistics, I figure there are about 4,267,000 Internet Explorer 6.0 users in North America.  Internet Explorer 6.0 (the latest version of Internet Explorer before it had tabs) is just a truly horrible piece of software.  Its so bad that Microsoft doesn't even support it anymore.  Why is it so dreadful?  It doesn't display pages properly, it requires so much extra effort and cost for web developers to accomodate and it has problems with JavaScript.  There is a whole campaign out there to stop Internet Explorer 6.0 altogether, they are encouraging web sites to detect the browser version and then stop the web site from working if you are using IE 6, now that sounds fun and cool, but its fairly unrealistic, but we have to consider the masses and what our customers need.  So, if you're

Over the course of this year I have noticed a trend, people are starting to use content from other sites to write their own.  When I ask about the content's source, the answer is always the same "There is so much out there, why re-invent the wheel?"  That is a fair thought track, however there's a big problem

April 1st marked our 4 year anniversary here at QC Total Tech and we want to thank all of our customers by offering a 20% discount on any and all web site development services for services that total in $1,500 or more, this offer does not include SSL certificates, hosting and domain registration. Thank you!

OK, I know its all over the web, but I just had to post because I'm that excited.  Yes, I truly am a geek.  I live and die by my iPhone when I'm not in front of my multiplex of monitors.  The new iPhone software will feature Cut, Copy and Paste, Push Technology, Enhanced Bluetooth features for software developers, a search function and MMS (picture and video messaging).  Finally!  I'm so glad, I cant wait for it to be released.  Anyway, you can find out more info on cNet.com and Apple.com.

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