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Create a Short Domain to Increase Brand Awareness

Short domains (sometimes refered to as vanity domains) are all the rage.  You'll see companies like New York Times (nyti.ms) and TechCrunch (tcrn.ch) using short domains as part of their social media and link sharing strategy.  We recently... keep reading about Create a Short Domain to Increase Brand Awareness

Now deploying with DeployHQ!

At Avatar New York, we've always implemented some form of version control system.  From Microsoft’s Visual Source Safe (shutter…) to CVS, SVN, and finally Git (although we still use SVN for some projects).  Not using some... keep reading about Now deploying with DeployHQ!

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Analyze Website Load Times with Google Analytics

 

Google Analytics have released a new tracking function that allows you to view page load times.  This will give you the ability to truly see which pages load slower/faster than others.  It also gives you a sense of how your site and server performs during specific hours... keep reading about Analyze Website Load Times with Google Analytics

Find Patterns in Search Data with Google Correlate

Today, Fresh out of Google Labs, they released Google Correlate.  So you maybe wondering what is Google Correlate and how can it help me?  We're here with some answers.  You may remember a while back, that Google launched their Google Trends app that allows users... keep reading about Find Patterns in Search Data with Google Correlate

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Google has launched its music service

Last week Google took the wraps off Google Music Beta.

In a nutshell the service allows you to now store all you music online so you can listen to all your music no matter where you are. You will have near limitless storage and the ability to... keep reading about Google has launched its music service

Google will Professionally Photograph your Business for FREE!

Google has started a new free service called Google Business Photos, which is part of their Google Places for Business product.  If your business resides in one of the cities listed below and is a storefront business, one of Google's... keep reading about Google will Professionally Photograph your Business for FREE!

Surprise Presidential Visit

Well it was awfully nice for President Obama to stop by and say hi today.  I guess word got out that we have a rock star Drupal development team.  The visit was brief, but we know he's a busy man.  We HOPE he decides to do a website... keep reading about Surprise Presidential Visit

We're on GitHub!

As you may know, we're big fans of open source software (Drupal, CakePHP, JQuery, etc.)  When we originally launched our Open Source Software Repository, we decided to host our code with Google Code.... keep reading about We're on GitHub!

Avatar New York Launches the New DiMarzio Website

DiMarzio, is the leading guitar parts manufacturer best known for its revolutionary guitar pickups. The new DiMarzio was designed to help educate and continue to inspire musicians of all skill levels. The new website contains guitar lessons, how to videos, and interviews... keep reading about Avatar New York Launches the New DiMarzio Website

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Increase Load Times, Decrease Bandwidth, and Protect Your Website for FREE

How you may ask?  With the help of CloudFlare.  You can take a look at their 90 sec video to get a quick take on all their services, but I'll give a little run down and how's it's been working out... keep reading about Increase Load Times, Decrease Bandwidth, and Protect Your Website for FREE

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Add Your Business Listing to Bing's Business Portal

Microsoft launched their Bing Business Portal today (in beta) as part of an ongoing effort to compete with Google, so I decided to check it out.

The Good

Claiming your business is pretty easy.  You simply type in your address and choose the business... keep reading about Add Your Business Listing to Bing's Business Portal

We're Hiring for Spring 2011!

Work for a dynamic and challenging company that has received many accolades, both by clients and employees! We have some positions opening up this spring.  check our Careers Page as it will be updated regularly with available positions.... keep reading about We're Hiring for Spring 2011!

Systems Administrator

Work for a dynamic and challenging company that has received many accolades, both by clients and employees!  Avatar New York is a downtown-based, award-winning Web Development firm, known for its team building environment and green practices.  In the heart of Tribeca, one of New York City’s most exciting scenes,... keep reading about Systems Administrator

Google Video Shuts Down

 

Google Video Shuts Down

Remember Google Video?  Neither do I.  It was an early attempt by Google to provide an online video service.  It could never compete with the likes of YouTube though, and... keep reading about Google Video Shuts Down

Review: Feedburner BETA

Is feedburner still relevant? Google answers YES, with a new cleaned-up interface. Thanks google. My only question is where are all the bells and whistles that were provided to us in the old version. The interface and graphs are much better, providing real time stats from twitter and the like,... keep reading about Review: Feedburner BETA