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Christina Tynan-Wood

Columnist, freelance writer

San Francisco Bay Area

Christina Tynan-Wood

I have been covering technology since before Bill met Melinda and you met Google. I currently write the Family Tech column in Family Circle magazine and the Deal Seeker column at Yahoo! Tech. I also write about education, parenting, and many other topics for many other publications. Clients include Greatschools.org, Better Homes and Gardens, Popular Science, This Old House Magazine, USA Weekend, PC Magazine, PC World, Jaguar, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many others.

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Cutting the (phone) cord - modern options for your small business

Your business – even if your office is a pickup truck and your lone employee is canine – needs a phone number people can use to find you. A landline is out. It’s a relic from another age that can’t keep up with you. But you don’t want to give your personal cell phone number to every potential client you meet at the dog park.
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Cloud-Based Calling Is the Right Connection for East Coast Law Firm

Any trial lawyer knows the telephone is an essential tool of the trade. At law firm Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP — which had been relying on an aging collection of private branch exchange phone systems in its East Coast offices for more than 10 years — attorneys knew it was time for a change.
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Lessons Learned from Chromebook Rollouts

It was time to try something new in the K–8 schools of Community Consolidated School District 59 in Arlington Heights, Ill. Ben Grey, assistant superintendent of innovative learning and communications, had been on the job for more than a year. The junior high schools were well into a one-to-one notebook initiative, and the lower grades were due for a technology refresh.
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Tips for Tricking Your Boss into Being a Better Manager

A great boss can make the workplace your favorite place to be. A bad one can transform the daily grind into one of the circles of Hell. Or make you dream about which of those circles you’d like to see your boss suffer in … for eternity. Unfortunately, a good boss is about as rare as a return ticket at the River Tantalus.
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Cutting the (phone) cord - modern options for your small business

Your business – even if your office is a pickup truck and your lone employee is canine – needs a phone number people can use to find you. A landline is out. It’s a relic from another age that can’t keep up with you. But you don’t want to give your personal cell phone number to every potential client you meet at the dog park.
Yahoo! Small Business Link to Story
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Crowdfunding: Don't do it for the money

Cameron Postwait and Greg Petersen are serial entrepreneurs who have used Kickstarter to successfully launch four products into the market under their MOS Magnetic Organizational System product line. They are fans of crowdfunding. But they freely admit that, while every little bit of money helps, they don’t do it for the funding.
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Ten female celebrities who proved to be hard-nosed entrepreneurs

Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) has made such a success as an entrepreneur – with her ready to wear and boutique clothing lines, which earned £30m last year – that many people forget that she started out as a celebrity. And not just by looking pretty on the arm of her uber-handsome and internationally famous soccer star husband David Beckham.
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