Hire a Safe Santa Claus This Year

Children know Santa Claus as a wholesome, giving, grandpa figure, and it is best he stays that way. We seem to be hearing more and more stories each year of Santa Claus getting fired and even arrested. The last thing you want your kids to see is a handcuffed Santa Claus being led away by police.That would typically results in your kids asking you the question, "How is he going to bring us our toys if he's in jail?" This is not an easy or fun predicament for a parent or child to be in. So what can you do to make sure you hire a safe Santa Claus? Finding the Right Mr. ClausFirst of all, how do you hire a Santa? Does he have an 800 number? Is he listed? Maybe you have a Christmas party, festive gathering, or corporate event scheduled for the holidays and a guy wearing a fake [...]

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Top 5 Song Searches on Google’s List

Although 2013 has already produced unforgettable music moments, Google has already put down 2012's Top 5 Song Searches in Google's record books. New records have been set, dance moves introduced, and racy moments forever etched in our minds.The year isn't over yet and we already have a list of songs that have secured their place on the top 10 list of most searched songs on Google for 2013. Looking back at last year's top 10 most searched songs list, 2013's is going to look very different. Let's take a look at 2012's top five most searched songs.[list style="bl"]"Gangnam Style" easily secured the number one spot of the most searched song on Google for 2012. With over 1 billion views on YouTube, it was the 18th single by the South Korean musician, Psy. The lead single of [...]

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Internet Search Engines and Our Privacy

Privacy is important to all of us. It's understandable that we don't want our personal information available to anyone and everyone. With more and more of our lives being spent online we can't help but wonder how private our lives really are. Should we be worried about our privacy as we search the web? Let's take a look at what search engines really know about us.Each of us has an IP address that can be identified on every site we visit. The IP address doesn't give away personal information about us. You could look at it as your internet address, or your domain. An "unresolved" IP looks like a domain and includes information like, location, and internet provider. Let's say however, that you work for a company who names computers after their users; for example, [...]

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How to Find out Who Owns a Phone Number

Have you ever received a call from an unknown number and wondered who it was? Maybe you missed the call or wanted to know who it was before you called back. We all have those unknown calls that we just don't want to answer, but sometimes we're just curious about who was on the other line.Most of us have used a site such as Yellowpages or whitepages to search company or residential phone numbers by name, but what about the various reverse phone lookup sites? Do they work? Are they accurate, and what are the costs? How Can I Find Who Owns a Number? The popular search term that often comes up in Google instant search when you start typing reverse phone, is known as "reverse phone lookup". This enables users searching the internet to find a website that can get a phone trace [...]

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WIPO: Promoting and Protecting your Intellectual Property

The World Intellectual Property Organization, or better known as WIPO, is an agency of the United Nations. The agency was created in 1967 and its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Its function is to promote and protect the use of intellectual property (IP), as well as stimulate creativity for countries in the areas of cultural, social and economic development. The agency has 186 member states and administers 25 international treaties.Intellectual property, or best known as IP, is the inventions, written works, artistic works, names, logos, and designs used in commerce. There are two divisions of IP. The first is industrial property, which is summed up as patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source. The second is copyright, which covers [...]

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