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Oct 28, 2011

Your much-anticipated, weekly dose of web awesomeness awaits...

The most fun you'll have on the web today:

An insider's accidentally public rant about Amazon and Google platforms:

50 Kloutless Ways to Get Value From Twitter (Enjoy the video!):

Great info from the Harvard Business Review:

Fellas, who's in?? :

Oct 27, 2011

Saying Yes is easy. We all do it. We say yes so often that we find ourselves in pickle, committing to too much because we didn't have the guts to say No.

Saying No takes guts. Especially to prospects and clients. But if you say Yes too much you will find yourself with a business that stands for nothing and a set of products or services that aren't differentiated.

Steve Jobs said, "Focusing is about saying no. You’ve got to say no, no no and when you say no you piss off people."

In order to have the confidence to say No, you need to have the Vision (where you are going) and Strategy (how you will get there) defined so you know what to say No to. If you say Yes to "opportunities" that don't align with your vision, then you aren't going to achieve your vision.

Whether you're building a business, a family or a website, prepare yourself to say no to things that don't belong. Make sure you have your vision clearly defined, a strategy in place, and begin to say No as often as you can. It won't be easy. You'll piss off people. But in the end, you'll be better off and the people that matter will be pretty darn happy.

Just ask Apple how saying No has worked out for them.

Web, Mobile OS and Usability
Oct 20, 2011

Apple had finally started shipping their evolutionary iPhone 4 last week, selling over 3 million over the weekend and all of those mobile browsers cannot view certain things if your website isn’t prepared for it.

The Retina Display by Apple is a very capable display but it’s still much less real estate compared to a desktop monitor and there are other limitations that the mobile web uses will encounter if your website is not mobile friendly..

Upcoming mobile trends for 2012 include ways to extend usability to this newer, ever-growing market of people that partake more and more websites and gaming via their mobile phones.

Touch Controls

jQuery Mobile and Sencha Touch both bring a way to utilize the intuitive swipe, flick and other touch controls that are part of Apple iOS, Google Android and popular mobile operating systems.

Game and Application Development

Coding once and deploying on multiple platforms was once a holy grail.

Java once made it quite possible but it also meant that the Java runtime had to be present. Now tools such as Unity 3D and my personal favorite, Adobe Flex 4.5...

Press Releases


October 3, 2011
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Merge, a digital agency in the Upstate, is now a registered Apple Developer in the iOS Developer Program, which allows the...
August 3, 2011
Merge, a leading digital agency in the Upstate, completed a successful second quarter with the June launch of a new website for Orion Air Group, a...
August 3, 2011
In July, Merge launched sites for two Upstate non-profit organizations, Greenville County First Steps and the Julie Valentine Center. ...
July 12, 2011
Merge, a digital agency in the Upstate, is now recognized as a Google Adwords Certified Company, becoming one of only 15 businesses in South...
April 26, 2011
In January, Merge launched a new website for the Center for Development Services (CDS), which now better reflects the valuable services they provide...
January 29, 2011
D&W Fine Pack has retained Merge to develop and execute a strategic, interactive solution to enhance the company's brand and to clearly market...
January 3, 2011
GREENVILLE, S.C. - January 3, 2011 Merge, a leading web development firm in the Upstate, has announced the hire of Eric Evans of Greenwood, SC, as...
December 20, 2010
GREENVILLE, S.C. - December 20, 2010Merge, an Upstate agency providing strategic web solutions, has announced the addition of Meredith Garner as the...
December 15, 2010
GREENVILLE, S.C. - December 15, 2010 Merge, a Greenville-based web development firm that provides comprehensive and strategic web solutions, has...
November 22, 2010
GREENVILLE, S.C. - November 22, 2010 Greenville-based web marketing firm Merge has been selected by TEDxGreenville to provide strategic enhancements...