For the 13th year in a row, the opportunity to share a power lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett will go to the highest bidder.
The GTar, everyone’s favorite Disrupt near-winner, has just announced full MIDI compatibility for their guitar, allowing musicians to connect to popular software and “play” various sounds and triggers right on the guitar fretboard.
MIDI is still quite popular and is the standard for keyboard interfaces with most major music programs. By proving MIDI compatibility is in the cards, the company has further proven that the GTar is more than just a toy and more like the melding of 1980s Keytar with something more akin to a real guitar.
The measly 69,000 private-sector jobs added last month and the shrinking job count over the past few months illustrate our “new normal.” At this snail’s pace it will take a couple of decades before we get back to the “good old days” of the 2005 unemployment rate. Combine this with the bipartisan denuding of the public sector in the form of cutbacks and layoffs, and it’s no surprise that we’re in store for a long period of economic insecurity and malaise. Like Bill Clinton, who normalized Ronald Reagan’s trade, deregulation, antitrust, and welfare policies, giving them the bipartisan sheen of Washington orthodoxy, Barack Obama has normalized George W. Bush’s Wall Street, education, and “anti-terrorism” policies. So, welcome to the new normal, where Wall Street criminals go free, whistleblowers are prosecuted, and tens of millions are unemployed.
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Google just added a small but interesting new feature to its Google Analytics product. You can now see how much of your site your visitors are really seeing based on the new browser-size analysis the company just added to Google Analytics. With Analytics, Google already knows what screen sizes your site’s visitors are using, so it is now combining this information with its previously released browser size tool from Google Labs. Google is rolling this new tool out slowly, so chances are it will be a week or two before you see it in your Google Analytics account (it’s already live in my personal accounts, but your mileage may vary).
Once it is live in your account, just head to the Content section of Google Analytics and look for In-Page Analytics. There, Browser Size is now among the existing options to see click-through percentages on your site.
As Google notes, thanks to the plethora of mobile devices with different screen sizes, the days where your visitors just used a few standard screen sizes are long over. Given the size of modern desktop screens, you can’t even draw any real conclusions from your users’ screen sizes anymore either because “for many people, the visible portion of the web page is much smaller than the screen resolution, because of excessive toolbars and other clutter.” Conversion rates, however, are greatly affected by what your visitors see on your pages without having to scroll.