Weekly Roundup – Facebook Home, Billion Dollar Websites & More

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Busy keeping up with your business? Don't worry – we've got you covered! Take a few minutes and catch up with happened this week in the world of self-employment.

NEW THIS WEEK

Digital Transaction Sites Make the Most Money
Want to make it big online? According to a recent article on Business Insider, there are only 24 publicly traded consumer Internet companies worth $1 billion or more in the U.S. Of those 24 companies, two-thirds of them are digital transaction firms, including Priceline, Expedia, Groupon, Amazon, eBay, and Netflix.

The Buzz Behind Facebook Home
You can’t go anywhere right now without hearing about Facebook’s Android app, Facebook Home. To find out what all the buzz is about, check out the first ad giving us a glimpse of what’s to come. Want it? Here’s how to get it on April 12th.

Learn Wherever You Are
One thing that differentiates entrepreneurs from others is their strong desire to keep learning. Udemy helps satiate that desire with a new iOS app to help you learn on the go. Launched in 2010, Udemy provides over 6,000 online on-demand courses on a broad range of topics.

Mobile App or Mobile Website?
Considering building an app for your next project? With the growing usage of mobile technology it may seem like a great idea, however, you may be better off with a mobile website instead. In a study originally published by Yahoo! and Ipsos it was found that the way people interact with mobile devices has a lot to do with the kind of product they are using. When it came to shopping, surfing the web or looking for entertainment, mobile web took the lead. Check out this article for more details.

What’s Viral Worthy?
Curious as to what people consider “share-worthy?” Mashable has a gallery of March’s top 20 most shared ads on YouTube. Take a look and see what ideas you can glean for your next social media campaign.

 
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Business is more exciting than any game.” –-Lord Beaverbrook

“If you did not look after today’s business then you might as well forget about tomorrow.” –-Isaac Mophatlane

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” –-Carlos Castaneda

“Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools… but they must be kept to a minimum.” –-Jeffrey Immelt

“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” –-Harold Geneen

 
LAUGH OF THE WEEK

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