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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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The Powerful 17 Step Journey of a Simple Tweet

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jeffbullas.com - It had no link, was short and sweet and included just 3 words. “Watching the Cricket“. Now for some of you that will seem strange. Why was Jeff watching an insect? For those of you who live in Lond...

A Leak Wounded This Company. Fighting the Feds Finished It Off

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bloomberg.com - Michael Daugherty learns the high price of resistance. The first phone call that changed Michael Daugherty’s life came in May 2008. Daugherty was a happy man, running a good business in a nice plac...

Is Blogging Still Relevant in a World of Social Media? [6 Reasons Why I Think It Is]

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problogger.net - “How relevant is blogging for today in a world of so many types of social media?” I must hear this question – or a variation of it – at least once a week. So I thought I’d open it up for some discu...

Here's what publishers are doing to keep up with increasing mobile media consumption

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businessinsider.com - Mobile devices have become the go-to platform for consuming digital media. In June, mobile accounted for two out of every three minutes spent consuming digital media in the US, according to comScor...

You Can Have Lunch with Apple’s Tim Cook for Just $125,000

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vanityfair.com - Tim Cook is a busy man. The Apple C.E.O. has today’s quarterly earnings to worry about and a new version of the Apple Watch to finalize. He just took on the U.S. government over privacy issues and ...

Open Source Storage Server: 60 Hard Drives 480TB Storage

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backblaze.com - Storage Pod 6.0 deploys 60 off-the-shelf hard drives in a 4U chassis to lower the cost of our latest data storage server to just $0.036/GB. That’s 22 percent less than our Storage Pod 5.0 storage s...

Google Accused of Enabling Photography Piracy

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time.com - Photography company Getty Images is accusing Google of scraping images from third party websites and encouraging piracy, adding a new wrinkle to the Mountain View, Calif.’s ongoing legal battles in...

Inside Google's push to shape the rules of the driverless road

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reuters.com - AUSTIN, Texas – The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Plaza here is a strip mall with a pet-accessories store, a Thai restaurant and a yogurt shop, an unlikely venue to display the high-tech future. But one ...

The Problem with Prospecting & Recruiting

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elitemarketingpro.com - This October will mark 10 years (2005) since I entered the network marketing arena and my life took a crazy detour into the world of entrepreneurship, deep personal development and experiencing mor...

9 Time Saving Writing Tools for Content Marketers - Jeffbullas's Blog

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jeffbullas.com - Have you ever had an awesome idea in your head, but didn’t find the time, discipline or will to execute it into writing? All social writers struggle with the same problem – they are hit by inspirat...

Maker Studios bails on NewFronts plans in favor of 'intimate' breakfast

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mashable.com - LOS ANGELES — This time last year, Maker Studios was in an enviable position. The Disney-owned online video platform had announced a robust slate of short-form programming — including projects with...

Melomind is a pair of headphones that will teach you how to relax

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techcrunch.com - Meet Melomind, a pair of headphones with some special powers. Melomind doesn’t just play your music, it also comes with four electroencephalographic sensors to track the activity of your brain. Mel...

Metrics blindness: Why it's harming your link dev efforts

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searchengineland.com - With all the available metrics provided by the amazingly helpful SEO tools that we have today, it’s easy to get a quick read on potential link-building prospects. However, you know you have a probl...

Emmerge Mixes Email With Task Management on iOS

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adweek.com - Emmerge announced the official launch of its iOS application, which combines email with to-do lists to help users manage their tasks and collaborate with their contacts. With Emmerge, once users co...

Twitter says barely anyone disables its algorithmic timeline

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theverge.com - Twitter's stock took a beating today following its poor quarterly earnings report, but the company has some good news: its timeline tinkering is working. After introducing an algorithmic feed in Fe...

Slower iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales drive Apple’s revenue down in Q2 2016

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arstechnica.com - Apple has just released its earnings report for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, which runs from the beginning of January to the end of March. As CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri warned in last ...

Dropbox’s latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage

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techcrunch.com - One of the problems with Dropbox and indeed all cloud storage is the way they have implemented how you view your cloud storage on your local drive. If you want to access your cloud file system in y...

Rightspeed helps you devour audio books at a terrifying pace

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techcrunch.com - Podcasts and audio books are enjoying tremendous popularity at the moment, and the fresh-off-the-app-presses app Rightspeed is a $2.99 iOS app that’s here to help you speed-listen your way through ...

We’re running out of Hardware Alley tickets at Disrupt NY, get yours today

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techcrunch.com - May is just a few short weeks away, and Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY 2016 is almost full. Hardware Alley is, as the name suggests, our annual showcase of all things hardware, a day at Disrupt where...

CoreOS’s Stackanetes lets you use Kubernetes to run OpenStack in containers

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techcrunch.com - CoreOS today announced Stackanetes at the OpenStack Summit in Austin. Stackanetes (and yes, that name probably isn’t ideal) brings together OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform that ...

Are we experiencing transportation’s Instagram moment?

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techcrunch.com - Zach Barasz is an investor with the Green Growth Fund at KPCB Brook Porter is a partner in Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' Green Growth Fund. Paul Yeh is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & B...

Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and others urge Congress to fund K-12 computer science education

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techcrunch.com - Some of the biggest names in tech and corporate America, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, have teamed up with ...

Apple iPhone sees first YOY sales dip ever

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techcrunch.com - For the first time in its history, the iPhone is experiencing a drop in sales. In 2015 at this same time, Apple sold 61 million units of the iPhone. This year, for the period ending March, Apple ha...

Brands as chatty friends: Are chatbots 'the beginning of a new Internet'? - Digiday

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digiday.com - Craving a taco for lunch? No need to go to your nearest Taco Bell or even download the app. You can just summon TacoBot on messaging platform Slack and even get recommendations while you place your...

Hacking group “PLATINUM” used Windows’ own patching system against it

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Hunting team works to track down and identify hacking groups that perpetrate attacks. The focus is on the groups that are most selective about their tar...

Huawei P9 review: Great camera, great design, and ghastly software

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arstechnica.com - A few years ago, in a classic ham-fisted fumble involving a pint of beer and a cat video, I dropped my Nexus 5. The colourful 1080p screen that I had spent so much of my free time pawing at was lef...

Fullscreen’s video subscription service is packed with YouTube-driven shows

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arstechnica.com - YouTube Red isn't the only digital video service to put YouTube stars at the forefront of its content. The media company Fullscreen launched its online video subscription service featuring shows th...

Review: Dodge Challenger Hellcat, just the right car for Attila the Hun

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arstechnica.com - With 707hp under the hood, there aren't many cars as powerful as the Dodge Hellcat. With 707hp under the hood, there aren't many cars as powerful as the Dodge Hellcat. Jim Resnick This is the view ...

60 fresh resources for designers, April 2016

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webdesignerdepot.com - Hey there! We are proud to return fully stacked with a collection of resources and tools that will help you make the most of your web design/development skills. This month we have an appealing 3D t...

Your Brand Is An Experience Not a Logo - Inside Intercom

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blog.intercom.io - Too often a new logo is seen as the antidote to real company issues, like churn or stagnation. Logos are important, but in our hyperconnected world the influence of a logo over consumer behavior is...

PaperG, now "Thunder," offering cross-channel creative tools for display and social

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marketingland.com - PaperG began in roughly 2007 as an automated display ad creation tool for the small business (SMB) market. It evolved into an enterprise platform for the programmatic display world and now has rebr...

8 Star Wars Mysteries That Were Better Left Unsolved

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io9.gizmodo.com - The old Star Wars Expanded Universe’s defining trait was its ability to cast a light on the darkest corners of the galaxy far, far away, fleshing out the universe of the movies. Sometimes it did th...

5 Ways to Make Work Bearable When You’re About to Burn Out

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quora.com - What are some strategies for fighting through professional burnout when changing jobs or careers isn't an option? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling quest...

Get a chance to win a $1000 gift card on Steam [DEALS]

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androidcommunity.com - We love Android, we really do. But as much as we love it, fact is that it's still far from becoming the gaming platform. Depending which way you sway, PCs and console still reign in that market. An...

Google can't hold back this malware running riot in its Play store

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theregister.co.uk - Security researchers have discovered a strain of Android malware that keeps finding its way onto Google Play – despite the store supposedly being scrubbed clean of infiltrated apps. The software na...

New LiveWorld Software Expands Customer Engagement Capabilities

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loyalty360.org - Customer service has expanded to a number of different channels in recent years, and consumers now expect their favorite brands to have the ability to solve issues across any given platform. Provid...

Tom+Chee Launches Loyalty Program within New Mobile App

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loyalty360.org - Tom+Chee is not a typical sandwich shop: the Cincinnati-based chain offers a variety of twists on classic grilled cheese, and is now setting its sights on the mobile app space. The brand launched i...

Tactile Mobile CRM Platform Wows Stevie Award Judges

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loyalty360.org - Since 2002, The Stevie Awards have recognized excellence both on an individual and organizational level. In the always competitive Sales & Customer Service group, past Stevies for Best Relationship...

Scoopinion.com: A Web-Based Application that Turns Your Browser into a Learning Magazine - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Scoopinion builds your personal magazine by matching what people like you have read well and you haven’t. It’s an effortless way to make the news good for yourself and the community. As per Mr. Kos...

The need for speed in email marketing

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marketingland.com - The marketplace moves at the speed of light. Email marketing technology? Not so much. Now more than ever, marketers have a need for speed — nimble technologies that help us respond to real-time opp...

We're Returning the Amazon Echo - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Two weeks after my wife and I invited Alexa into our home, we’re saying goodbye to the Amazon Echo and returning it to Amazon for a refund. The reason? This technology, while interesting and a clea...

How Television Has Become the Newest New Media

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adweek.com - As a salesman, I get the pleasure of having conversations with marketers on a daily basis. And, as marketers should, you're asking many questions to ensure your campaigns are getting the best resul...

YouTube Builds 'Little Haikus of Video' With New 6-Second Mobile Ads

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adweek.com - As more video consumption moves to mobile, YouTube has a new ad format for brands designed specifically for quick snippets of content. Today it's launching Bumper ads—six-second, unskippable video ...

6 Tools to Increase Your Self-Employed Productivity

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dumblittleman.com - The benefits of being self-employed are stunningly obvious to those who have decided to take the plunge. The freedom and flexibility it creates and the sense of being in control of your own destiny...

Android for the Windows Guy: Keep Up to Date on Microsoft Mobile Apps - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - While most readers know that Microsoft makes a ton of great Android apps, you probably don’t know that it also provides a way to keep up-to-date on its Android app innovations. This is perhaps a bi...

Intel layoffs in Chandler to top 500

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azcentral.com - Chipmaker Intel, suffering from declining PC sales, lays off 12,000 workers. Jefferson Graham reports from Los Angeles. Intel Corp. will lay off 560 people in the city of Chandler, according to a l...

Scottsdale marijuana media company to sponsor motorcycle racer

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azcentral.com - Motorcycle racer Johnny Rock Page will speed around the Superbike tracks this year thanks to a new sponsorship from a Scottsdale marijuana media company, the partners announced Monday. Hemp America...

Social Autopsy: A Platform for Online Shaming and Mob Rule?

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adweek.com - Online bullying and trolling are problems that seem notoriously difficult to root out. A counter-behavior, online shaming, can also be problematic on social media, as mobs amass to dole out punishm...

Are We Becoming A #hashtag World?

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sd-entrepreneur.com - With all the different Social Media Platforms out there like the ones named above, marketers and businesses are looking for ways to curate content and reach a target market of group of people via #...

The Importance of an Ergonomic Workstation: DOs and DON'Ts (Giveaway) - FitFluential

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fitfluential.com - sponsored by Relax The Back. Enter our giveaway below! Is your workstation optimized for your health? If you work a typical 40 hour work week, that translates into a third of your day, five days a ...