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New Media on Ulitzer A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing their professional experiences and learning from their peers. The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook, Ulitzer and Twitter. The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are spending an average of 11 hours more per month online than this time last year – and over 90% of respondents said they felt their time online was ‘very valuable’ to their daily role. Professionals are rushing to the Web for immediate answers to their most pressing questions. “I find online business networking very useful,” says M... (more)

The Future of Utilities: A Single EU Energy Market?

The Capacity Allocation Service Company for the Central West European Electricity market (CASC-CWE) has integrated the five electricity markets of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands into one. Corne Meeuwis, CEO, CASC-CWE believes the results - increased liquidity and competition in the five markets, and resolution to the problem of scarce capacity - will speak for themselves in the next 6-12 months. In an interview for MeettheBoss.com, he explains that the success of CASC-CWE has led to other countries seeking a similar solution: "The central east region is ... (more)

4G or Not 4G, Apple Saying No

Despite rumors to the contrary, iPhone users won’t be able to get use a 4G network at any point in the next 14 months. This flies in the face of earlier reports that Apple would be aligning with Verizon to enable Apple to utilise the 4G network. "At some point our business interests are going to align," Verizon Communications Inc. President Lowell McAdam said, referring to Apple. "I fully expect it, but I don't have anything to say [yet]." With users expecting a shift transfer as early as January 2011, the news will come as a slight shock, although maybe not that much of a shock:... (more)

What Are the Business Benefits of Social Networking?

You may already know, MTB was originally just for finance executives and received fantastic exposure owing to the ‘credit crunch’ with substantial backing from all the major financial institutions including the FT, CNN Money, WSJ. MTB hit the broadsheets when usage went up 66% the morning before Lehman Brothers collapsed. – MTB became an indicator of Financial news. Now the site has expanded into other verticals and it has become the executives ‘secret’ online community/business tool. A place that is 100% business focused, with no salesman, Press or recruiters. ‘Social networking ... (more)

Candidate for US Senate wows elite Oil & Gas delegates at the NG O&G Summit

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Commissioner Elizabeth Jones, a recognised leader in the field of energy supply, and recently announced candidate for the US Senate, wowed an audience of top Oil & Gas executives at the Next Generation Oil & Gas Summit last week in Colorado. The Commissioner¹s policies are well-known throughout the industry, and she impressively oversees the Texas¹s energy supply, which is key to America¹s economical stability. Last week¹s meeting was focused around Jones¹s political hurdles with the Obama Administration ... (more)