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Introducing the New Midphase Website Builder

Posted on July 24th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Two worlds just collided in the website world; professional design meets do-it-yourself. Up until now it was easy to compare websites that were built with a website builder and those touched by a professional designer. Website builder websites were boxy, compartmentalized, lacked features, and definitely weren’t anything to look at. Today we’re pleased to announce…

Inside Google’s New Patent: A Laser Projected Keyboard

Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Google continues to forge ahead into the realm of augmented reality with a recently unveiled feature planned for their Google Glass device, a laser projected input device. In mid-January, they filed a patent application in the US detailing precisely what they expect from this device.

Bye, Bye Solaris: U.S Navy Falls in Love With Linux

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 by Jake Neeley

The Navy has contracted Raytheon, a technology and innovation company, for almost $28 million to switch the operating systems in its drones from the current Solaris system to the open source Linux . The tactical control system (TCS) will originally be developed for the Navy’s vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drones, but it will eventually…

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Flickr Chases Instagram: Will It Catch Up?

Posted on February 7th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Flickr was among the first in the image-sharing wave that has taken social media by storm in the past several years. Despite this, they have been eclipsed by a number of competitors thanks to some innovative features and viral marketing exposure. However, the company recently released a batch of updates that includes a number of…

Midphase Site Renovators Winner Announced!

Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Last month we excitedly announced our Site Renovators contest which gives one lucky winner an awesome website makeover! Our marketing, design, CRO and SEO teams agreed to donate more than $1000 worth of time to analyze the winner’s website and provide recommendations to increase site visitors through SEO, create compelling content, display a professional design…

Site Renovators Contest Update

Posted on January 22nd, 2013 by Jake Neeley

We’re really happy with the number of people (a few hundred) who submitted their website for the Midphase Site Renovators contest! Our team is poised and ready to dig in and then share what they feel will make a difference with the winner’s website. We are in the final steps and are very anxious and…

Why Was Everyone so Upset with Instagram?

Posted on January 10th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Instagram, a social media networking site has curved a niche for itself in the mobile photo-sharing realm. Founded in October 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Cheyenne Foster, the social network become an instant hit and currently boasts of over 100 million active users. On April 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for reportedly $1 billion in cash…

Five Ways Marissa Mayer Hopes to Make Yahoo Competitive with Google

Posted on December 28th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

In July 2012, Marissa Mayer stepped into the role of CEO at Yahoo, after several years as Google’s first female engineer, in hopes of turning the company around. Despite the company’s size and relatively high traffic, the search engine has been dwarfed by the competition in many areas. Mayer hopes to bring a fresh perspective…

Five Things You Should Know About the iPad Mini

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 by Jake Neeley

The mini tablet has officially launched, dubbed as the “iPad Mini;” the new tablet has become a buzzword in the mainstream press. Apple rolled out the smaller iPad at the drop of a hat despite the fierce competition from various Android tablets. “Apple also has stuck with one size for its iPad tablet but is…

Chrome and Android May be the Biggest Weapons in Google’s Arsenal

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 by Jake Neeley

When a respected financial publication like Barron’s releases analyst reports on tech companies it is probably worthwhile to listen. A short paragraph under their “Research Reports” section on September 24 highlights a Morgan Stanley finding that Android and Chrome may be two of Google’s biggest assets, despite more sexy Google products being touted by other…

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