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James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

FAA Releases UAS (Drone) Registration Rules

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras. The Registration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Transportation …

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How The Digital Age Has Shaped Communication Management

Effective communication lies at the heart of a successful business. Without being able to communicate, a team will have more difficulty accomplishing goals and interacting with customers. For this and many other reasons, communication management is an important area of study and mastery. The digital age has brought real-time, 24-hour communication between businesses, employees and customers to the forefront. What …

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Smart Phone Wars

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Developed economies like the US have provided the perfect early adopter market for smartphone giants like Apple and Samsung, but the world’s leading technology companies are shifting their focus to developing economies where demand is high, the market is large and the opportunities are lucrative. Take a look at why the U.S. might not offer the best case study when …

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The Science Behind Google

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Search engines were once sequestered to small networks. Today, search engines have evolved to locate relevant content within a much larger library. Anyone who wants to optimize a website for higher rankings needs to understand the science behind Google and other search engines. Consider this your Geek 101 lesson for the week. You’re welcome. UAB Master’s Degree in Management Information …

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X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is …

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Las Vegas Toasts Frank Sinatra in Honor of 100th Birthday Celebration

Frank Sinatra

This Saturday, Dec. 12 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary performer Frank Sinatra. While it has been several decades since the man with the unmistakable blue eyes commanded the stage at iconic venues up and down the Las Vegas Strip, it is undeniable that his presence and impact are still felt. http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/MNR/7266356_Tina_Sinatra_1209.mp4 The momentous centennial celebration …

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Budgee Robot Now Shipping

Budgee Robot

Consumers throughout the world are excitedly receiving the initial shipments of the world’s first robot designed to operate within the family home, work and play environments. Five Elements Robotics announces the official launch of Budgee the Friendly Robot that Follows You and Carries Your Things. The concept for Budgee was born in 2013 when the company created their first prototype …

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