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Science & Technology | Technology

What Ending Net Neutrality Means for You and Your Time Online

The FCC is moving to overturn an Obama-era net neutrality plan. Here’s what that could mean for Internet users.

Business & Finance | Business

Tai Lopez Reveals the Secrets He Used to Make Millions From Social Media

It's easier than you think to transform your social media profile into a lucrative business.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Get More Real Instagram Followers: The Definitive Guide

Struggling to get any followers on Instagram? We hear you! This definitive guide will show you how to grow your Instagram following faster...

Products & Services | Social Media

7 Ways Facebook Keeps You Addicted

The intersection of 2 obsessive technologies sees us checking our social apps on mobiles many times a day. Here is how Facebook creates addiction.

Science & Technology | Technology

How the phone industry will stop spam robocalls

Spam robocalls are as bad as ever. However, the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry is working on a cryptographic solution.

Business & Finance | Business

Roomi raises $11 million to find you a roommate | TechCrunch

Looking for a roommate on Craigslist can be cumbersome. And it can be difficult to determine what the person will be like in real life. A startup called..

Business & Finance | Business

Apple earnings Q4 2017

Apple's flagship product, the iPhone X, hits stores on Friday — later than usual.

Science & Technology | Technology

Snapchat dangles referral traffic with link sharing from other apps

In an update to Snapchat's iOS app today, Snap began rolling out two important new features. You now can share links from other apps via the iOS share sheet,..

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The advertising industry has been living a lie

COMMENTARY: Brands have deluded themselves into believing the dream of 'the long tail.' Yet the idea of blasting ads on thousands of sites makes little sense.

Business & Finance | Business

eBay Is Playing Catchup, But Will It Work? - Racked

Even with 171 million users, the online shopping giant is grasping for relevancy.

Products & Services | Social Media

Twitter is doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters for some people

The famous Twitter character limit is being expanded from 140 characters to 280 characters.

Science & Technology | Technology

Proxytel wants to help business owners mask their phone numbers

Every once in a while, an app comes along aiming to provide users with disposable number, given the many reasons that an individual might not want to share his or her actual digits.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple’s Venmo-like money transfers will arrive after iOS 11

A new payment service from Apple is set to launch sometime this fall through iOS 11 and watchOS 4 updates. Apple Pay Cash will allow Apple device users to trans...

Travel | Travel

Business Trip or Vacation? Travel Start-Ups Try to Blur the Line - The New York Times

Leisure travelers are naturally more selective and cost conscious that their business-class counterparts. Companies like Rocketrip, TripActions and Upside hope to change that.

Products & Services | Social Media

3 Tips for Creating Original Social Content Your Audience Loves – Adweek

Opinion: If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll probably come to the realization that your content isn’t very original.

Business & Finance | Business

America's Top 7 Startup Accelerators and What Makes Each Unique

No two accelerators is the same. Finding the right one for your company is among your first important decisions.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Fury at 'Bodega' tech startup that aims to put corner shops out of business | Technology | The Guardian

Bodega, which markets glorified vending machines where users can buy groceries, boasts: ‘Eventually, centralized shopping locations won’t be necessary’

Business & Finance | Marketing

5 Steps to Build a Social Media Marketing Plan for 2018

It's hard to succeed without a proper social media marketing plan. Here's how to get ahead.

Products & Services | Social Media

How I Achieved a 48% Success Rate Using Twitter for Link Building

The gripes among link builders are plentiful, but they’re also deserved. There’s the pitifully low success rate. The hours logged crafting personalized outreach. The potential brand damage from a…

Business & Finance | Business

The Startup Teaching Languages That Have Almost No Teachers

After failing to find a Buryat instructor, Inky Gibbens launched Tribalingual to offer e-courses in endangered languages spoken only by thousands of people.

Food & Drink | Food

Here's How Whole Foods' New Prices Compare To A Regular Supermarket

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market has caused a lot of speculation in how the tech giant will change the high-end supermarket chain.

Business & Finance | Business

If You're Not Converting Visitors to Customers, Blame These Common Landing Page Copywriting Mistakes.

The time and effort you spend on site design and marketing is mostly wasted if you don't get your landing page right.

Gaming | Gaming

To avoid copyright disaster, the future of game streaming is licensing

We continue to sit on the edge of our seats watching the contests of League of Legends, Dota 2, and others on the big screen. But there’s a different contest to watch -- online streaming platforms battling it out for the most viewers and best streamers

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members will receive special discounts at Whole Foods. The Federal Trade Commission has approved Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods.

Business & Finance | Business

End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers | Technology | The Guardian

Donald Trump is fixated on a vision of masculine, blue-collar employment. But the retail sector has long had a far greater impact on American employment – and checkout-line technology is putting it at risk

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more "side hustles"

If you're looking to make some extra money, these are the average incomes for nine different side jobs.

Business & Finance | Business

The Top 19 Free SEO Tools [Infographic]

After years of search engine optimization (SEO) experience while utilizing countless SEO tools (free and paid), we have identified the top 19 free SEO tools of 2017. Our recommended tools are disting…

Business & Finance | Business

Disney wants to make a huge shift in its business model — but it’s not ready to do it yet - Recode

Streaming movies to consumers is one thing. Streaming sports is something else. Bob Iger will wait on that one.

Products & Services | Social Media

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager: How to Maximize Your Time on Social Media in 2017

See how a typical social media manager keeps a schedule and follows a checklist to achieve the many different tasks and to-dos of a typical workday

Business & Finance | Business Creativity General

The best ideas show up after the dip - walter vandervelde

If there is one word that has been hot in the business world the last few years, then it is creativity. We like to state with alacrity how important we think it is. A life necessity even, in these...

Business & Finance | Business

Want a Look at Netflix’s Future? Follow the Anime | WIRED

Netflix just picked up a dozen new anime shows, a move that showed off its blueprint for big-time growth.

Business & Finance | Business

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup - Bloomberg

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.

Business & Finance | Business

Tackling Age Discrimination in Silicon Valley | WIRED

Companies can thrive without shunning employees of a certain age. Karen Wickre offers tech firms some advice for tackling age discrimination.

Business & Finance | Business Creativity General

The best ideas show up after the dip

In the last decennia, the process of change has been speeding up exponentially. And still, as an organisation, you want to be a step ahead of both market and competition. Sure, creative thinking will...

Business & Finance | Business Creativity General

The best ideas show up after the dip

Not that long ago, a somewhat mysterious cloud shrouded creativity on the work floor. Everybody seemed to have their own definition and understanding of the word. The connotation with more artistic...

Business & Finance | Business

Is The New York Times vs. The Washington Post vs. Trump the Last Great Newspaper War? | Vanity Fair

Breaking story after story, two great American newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, are resurgent, with record readerships. One has greater global reach and fifth-generation family ownership; the other has Jeff Bezos as its deep-pockete

Business & Finance | Business

WebMD confirms it will be acquired by KKR's Internet Brands for $2.8 billion | VentureBeat | Business | by Chris O'Brien

WebMD Health Corp. confirmed today that KKR’s Internet Brands has offered to pay $2.8 billion to acquire the health services company.

Business & Finance | Business

Uber is overhauling its driver support systems in a bid to decrease turnover - Recode

Drivers can expect quicker fare fixes and protection from bad ratings for things that are out of their control.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How To Avoid Ruining Your Brand With Branded Content

Many brands are paying a high price for this proliferation by producing a large volume of low quality content, simply because they feel like they need to be on social media.

Business & Finance | Business

10 Essential Business Skills to Learn Before You StartUp

Your successful startup needs to have the following skills alongside those technical ones that you already possess

Business & Finance | Business

How to Make Your Business Fully Remote in 7 Steps

Converting a traditional business to one that's fully remote can be intimidating. But take things one step at a time and you'll pull it off.

Business & Finance | FINANCE & INVESTMENTS

Rover raises $65 million to grow its dog-sitting platform globally | VentureBeat

Rover, the online platform dedicated to connecting dog-owners with a range of services including walkers, has raised $65 million in a round of funding led by Spark Capital, with participation from Menlo Ventures, Foundry Group, Omers Ventures, Technology

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Lessons for India on why Israel leads in innovation - The Economic Times

Israel is also referred to as a 'start-up nation'. Modi gave a clarion call that India should also 'start up and stand up'.

Science & Technology | Tech

It’s All About the Tech: Employee Advocacy Tools - TalentCulture

Employee advocacy programs are untapped marketing gold to help build brand awareness and drive revenue, and tech tools will help make it happen.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Vinyl, the salvation of the music industry in the digital age—in charts, audio and some cats

Companies that connect consumers to their music have been struggling to find a business model since the internet made freemium a thing, so two bits of news this week are curious: SoundCloud is laying off 40% of it's staff. And Sony Music is going to pres

Business & Finance | Business

So Long, Hamburger Helper: America’s Venerable Food Brands Are Struggling - WSJ

The packaged-food industry is being hammered on both ends of the consumer spectrum, losing out to fresher items with fewer processed ingredients as well as inexpensive store labels. As brands such as Hamburger Helper and Chef Boyardee suffer, companies ar

Products & Services | Social Media

10 Social Media Mistakes We've Made (And How to Avoid Them)

We've committed many social media mistakes that have cost us reach, engagement, fans, and customers! Here's what we've learned and how you can avoid them.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Online courses for small business owners and wannabe entrepreneurs

Whether you run a small business or are just working on a great side hustle, maintaining an exceptional online presence is crucial.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel’s Spy Agency Mossad Launches VC To Invest In Cutting-Edge Startups

The clandestine spy agency will invest in technologies including flexible robotics, biomimetics and miniaturized systems.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook just hit 2 billion monthly active human content-sharing servitude machines (or: "users")

So, the world's only got 7 billion people in it, and only 3.2 billion are online. On Tuesday, Facebook announced that they reached 2 billion monthly active users. So, yeah: Nearly two-thirds of the people on the Internet are on Facebook. Insert the You know what's really cool? joke here.

Products & Services | Social Media

Facebook wants to become the new mobile storefront - Business Insider

Facebook wants to become the new mobile storefront. To help, the company has unveiled new ad tools for brands and retailers.

Business & Finance | Business

Boost Your Rankings With the Ultimate Local SEO Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Local SEO isn't a game of chance. It's a step-by-step, predictable process that anyone can master -- including you.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Start the Presses: The Exciting Rebirth of Vinyl Production | Digital Trends

After decades of struggling with ancient equipment and ten years of insane annual increases in demand, the vinyl manufacturing industry is taking its first new strides in decades, and that means prettier, better-sounding, and more diverse records than eve

Science & Technology | Technology

Google to stop scanning users' Gmail inboxes to send ads - Business Insider

Google will use data other than your email messages — like your search history — to figure out which ads to show you.

Business & Finance | Business

This Startup Wants to Take the Hassle out of Canceling Compromised Credit Cards | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Business & Finance | Business

1 Sign to Immediately Know Someone Has the Gift of Leadership | Inc.com

This is what will promote a work culture void of backstabbing, gossip, and throwing people under the bus

Business & Finance | Business

Sheryl Sandberg Is Being Approached to Replace Travis Kalanick as CEO of Uber | Inc.com

The beleaguered ride-hailing company wants to tap the Facebook COO, according to a source close to Uber board member Arianna Huffington.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pin This: Pinterest just scored $150 million in funding

The company is valued at $12.3 billion.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Google posts Financial Times op-ed outlining YouTube plans to combat terrorism

YouTube lays out how it plans to regulate itself regarding terrorist activities, before the UK government does.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Why You Should Launch a Brand, Not a Product

Five reasons brands are what really matter to your consumers -- and your bottom line.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How Much Do Companies Pay to Get Their Logos on Those Blue Highway Exit Signs? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Microsoft Buys Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Hexadite For Reported $100M

Microsoft said Thursday it is acquiring US-Israeli cybersecurity startup Hexadite, whose technology uses AI to protect against cyber attacks.

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon is gobbling Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon has made a bid to buy Whole Foods in what would be a whopping $13.7 billion deal. The all-cash acquisition (which includes Whole Foods Market's net..

Business & Finance | Marketing

LinkedIn Just Gave Away a Big Secret

For the first time ever, LinkedIn is sharing some incredibly valuable data about what makes its members sit up and take notice.

Science & Technology | Technology

Firefox finally unveils its faster, more memory-efficient browser

The team behind open-source browser Firefox has released a much-awaited version that promises to be faster and less of a memory hog.

Science & Technology | Tech

3 takeaways from Apple's entry into the self-driving car race

Tim Cook finally admitted that Apple is working to develop an autonomous driving system, making the company an intriguing entry in the self-driving race.

Business & Finance | Business

Sprint offers a free year of unlimited data. What's the catch? - CNET

No, it's not a joke, but it is a limited promotion. Here's how you can get access to the deal.

Business & Finance | Business

Ballmer explains why he invested in Twitter | TechCrunch

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at Code Conference on Tuesday and talked about why he took a large position in Twitter. “There’s a real..

Products & Services | Social Media

6 Things The Average Instagrammer Does Better Than Most Marketing Professionals | Inc.com

Your greatest asset might be your fashionista intern.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

Have a Great Business Idea? Italy Will Give You a Free Castle | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Books | Books

10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read | Inc.com

If you only stick to business books and biographies, you're not learning as much as you could.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

3 online businesses you can run from your couch - MarketWatch

To help couch potatoes start a business, we’ve identified three online business ideas with moneymaking potential.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Coca-Cola (KO) has quietly removed sugar from some of its sodas—and no one seems to care — Quartz

In hindsight, the corporate fuss over sugar was misplaced. For years, consumers have been angling for food companies to use less sugar in their manufactured goods for health reasons. For their part, companies have tinkered with reworking their recipes, bu

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

What Your Car Says About Your Personal Brand | Inc.com

Showing up for a meeting with potential clients in your old college clunker will make them skeptical before the meeting even starts.

Products & Services | Social Media

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: If You're Not Using Instagram, You're Already Behind

Only 20% of small and medium businesses pay to advertise on Instagram, writes Krista Wiltbank, head of social media at GetResponse.

Business & Finance | Business

A Daily Social Media Checklist That Will Double Engagement

Looking to increase your social media engagement? You need a plan! Here's your daily social media checklist with exact steps you need to take.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

Consulting companies are among the 10 largest agencies, WPP will spend $200 million with Snap this year, and Microsoft hired a former FTC commissioner.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The world's biggest ad company plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat this year

The CEO of the world's largest advertising group, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell, said his firm plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat in 2017.

Products & Services | Social Media

The Social Media Analytics Showdown: What You Can Track and How

Analysis is the key to getting the results you had in mind when you created all that compelling content.

Sports | My Sporting News

Nike, Under Armour, Adidas spurn deal with Ball

Nike, Under Armour and Adidas are not interested in completing a deal with potential top pick Lonzo Ball, his father LaVar confirmed.

Business & Finance | Business

21 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Understands

This post will look at 21 "secret" facts that set successful online businesses apart from the rest. If you want to succeed at building your online empire. Take note.

Business & Finance | Business

5 Keys To Building A Strong Social Media Audience | Inc.com

Fitness entrepreneur Amanda Bucci helps explain how it really works.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How Gatorade and Snapchat Are Leveraging the Power of Mobile to Inspire Athletes | Inc.com

Today's athletes are always on the go. To reach them with your ads a strong mobile strategy is a must.

Business & Finance | Business

75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free

It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, but not much cash.

Business & Finance | Business

7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

Even with technology at their fingertips, your audience members want to hear real stories and connect in meaningful ways. Give them that, and they'll become loyal followers.

Business & Finance | Business

6 Steps to Starting a Business From Zero

When creating something from nothing, keep these basic but critical pointers in mind.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How on Earth Does an Ad Like Pepsi's Get Approved?

The backlash-provoking spot likely came out of a months-long, multimillion-dollar process that offered producers plenty of opportunities to spike it.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids | TechCrunch

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made on mobile devices, having now dropped its appeal of last year's ruling by a federal..

Business & Finance | Blogging

The Beginners Guide to Blogging – Anna Everett

If you have always wanted to start a blog for your business, but never been sure of how to do that – never fear.  In this post, I will walk you through all the steps needed to get started, ge…

Products & Services | Social Media

7 Ways to Attract Thousands of Followers on Social Media

Unless you're famous, attracting a pile of fans to your feed may be a challenge. Here's how regular people can do it.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

500 Startups launches a short marketing ramp-up bootcamp for startups in Israel | TechCrunch

500 Startups is launching a four-week program in Israel that targets pre-seed and seed companies as they get to the stage where they begin marketing their..

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

3 Ridiculously Easy Hacks to Get People to Sign Up to Your Email List

Just as you have signed up for many, many email lists, lots of people will signup for yours if you market it right.

Business & Finance | Blogging

The Only Copywriting Formula You'll Ever Need

Fear is the most “primal” human motivator. Here's a three-step copywriting formula to leverage it in your content along with 13 questions to guide you.

Business & Finance | Marketing

5 Must-Have Strategies for Marketing to Millennials

Take some tips from a PR expert--and Millennial herself--on what it takes to garner the loyalty of this younger generation.

Products & Services | Social Media

Here's How to Tell If Your Company's Ad Is Beating Competitors on Facebook

Find out how your Facebook advertising performs compared to the rest of your industry.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

Havas denies stopping Google ad spend in the UK, Facebook's secret projects team, and WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell on the YouTube ad boycott.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

Google summoned to appear before the UK government, Adidas stopping TV advertising, and Google Home ads which aren't really ads.

Business & Finance | Business

Now We Know Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn

Six months after Microsoft announced plans to pay more than $26 billion for LinkedIn, we now know even more about why the career-focused social networking site was so valuable. Today, Microsoft…

Business & Finance | Business

50 Years Later, Heinz Approves Don Draper’s ‘Pass the Heinz’ Ads and Is Actually Running Them – Adweek

Joint effort between David Miami and Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell going after Google, McCann Japan creating a creative director robot, and Facebook livestreaming Major League Soccer.

Business & Finance | Business

The Perception of Influence vs. Actual Influence | Inc.com

With everyone being a content creator, the line between true influence and less-than-true influence has been blurred.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The 11 best advertising campaigns of 2016 - Business Insider

The Gunn Report identifies the best adverts by combining the winners' lists from the 45 most important awards.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

A clone of Snapchat launches in Facebook Messenger, WPP CEO Martin Sorrell making millions, and Google AMP pages inflating traffic metrics.

Business & Finance | Business

Here's What 2016 Taught Us About Content Marketing and SEO

Success as an internet marketer requires constant appraisal of trends and vigilance for what isn't working any longer.

Products & Services | Social Media

How To Provide Witty And Effective Customer Support On Social Media

If you’re a milleninial founder, here are some tips to help you and your team offer witty and effective customer support on social media.

Products & Services | Social Media

How To Sell On Instagram - business.com

Emerging Instagram trends and tools for every business owner. Learn to master the skills of social selling.

Business & Finance | Business

7 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job or You're Screwed

Leaving your job to become your own boss without going broke requires setting the groundwork just right. Few people do.

Business & Finance | Business

Inside Medium's meltdown: Evan Williams' startup - Business Insider

A big misstep by the startup's billionaire founder has angered some people and hurt his credibility.

Business & Finance | Business

Apple shares just closed at their highest price ever

The most valuable company in the world broke its own share price record.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Do Twitter Marketing in 10 Minutes a Day

If you’re low on time, here’s a plan for getting all your tweeting done in 10 minutes a day.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Are you Working Harder as a Consultant and Enjoying it Less?

Individual consultants delivering professional services represent a major group of entrepreneurs, often under-served and frustrated.

Business & Finance | Business

A 5-Step Checklist to Maximize Press Coverage for Your Business

You're doing PR all wrong. The good news: It isn't hard to start doing it right, and it might even cost less than you think.

Business & Finance | Business

Snapchat IPO: Inside Snap Inc.'s company culture - Business Insider

Thursday night's filing of Snapchat's IPO papers was the largest data dump we've ever received from the company. Here's what we learned.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Stop Social Media From Taking Over Your Life

In this day and age, it’s hard to live a full life without logging onto Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every now and then. The problem is that they can become a huge waste of time.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The Startup That Just Might Become the King of Native Advertising | Inc.com

Social Native is turning content creation on its head to help brands connect with consumers.

Business & Finance | Business

5 Steps to Rock Any Networking Event

A great face-to-face connection can help you jump start the career you've always wanted.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

5 ways AI can turbocharge modern marketing

If you're a marketing executive, you may feel like the ground is constantly shifting under your feet. Everything that the industry thought was a best practice ten years ago is now obsolete, buried under an increasingly mountainous pile of data.