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12 Most Snappy Ways to Achieve Instagram Success

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pegfitzpatrick.com - Has Instagram success been alluding you? Instagram is a fun, engaging social media site. Is it just for sharing food pics and puppies? No! The versatility and possibilities are almost endless. Instag…

Ads don't work so websites are using your electricity to pay the bills

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www.theguardian.com - With the continuing collapse in online advertising revenues, websites are turning to other methods to pay their hosting bills – including using visitors’ computers and phones to mine cryptocurrency. …

House Panel Is Said to Receive Classified Briefing on Kaspersky

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www.bloomberg.com - The House Science Committee received a classified briefing Tuesday related to Kaspersky Lab Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke about the Moscow-based security firm believe…

3 Social Media Facts eCommerce Businesses Can’t Ignore - JH

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wearejh.com - If you think spending money and other resources on social media marketing is a waste of time and money, think again. Social networks are bigger than ever. If you’re waiting for the social media bubbl…

Why Marketers Are Concerned That 280-Character Tweets Will ‘Dilute’ Twitter’s Marketing Potential

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www.adweek.com - On Tuesday, Twitter said that it is beginning to test longer tweets, doubling the site’s signature pithy 140-character tweets to 280 characters. The company is testing the new format because 140 char…

Microsoft seems to have leaked the Surface Pro LTE specs itself

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arstechnica.com - In one of those moments that leaves you scratching your head and wondering how it happened, the specifications and release date of the Surface Pro LTE appear to have been leaked by Microsoft staff sp…

Amazon’s new Fire TV does 4K HDR, comes in a dongle form factor

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arstechnica.com - If you want to watch 4K video streamed at 60 frames per second, you'll need something bigger than the previous Amazon Fire TV stick. Micro USB connector on the back of the new Amazon Fire TV unit. Ye…

Cloudflare moves into video with the launch of Cloudflare Stream

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techcrunch.com - Cloudflare has made a name for itself as a content delivery platform and security company, offering services to help keep websites up and running (sometimes running into a little controversy in the p…

The Echo Spot is the best Echo

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techcrunch.com - The message of today’s big Amazon event was pretty clear: Echos for everyone, for every need in every room of every home. The company clearly has no desire to create one device to rule them all. Inst…

The makers of the Solarin secure cellie are building a bitphone

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techcrunch.com - Bitcoin-powered cellphones — basically phones that can securely hold and send cryptocurrencies — have long been a fascinating if undeveloped concept in the crypto community. When phones talk to each …

Responding to a month-long string of disasters, RapidSOS makes its rescue and recovery app free

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techcrunch.com - The U.S. and its territories have been ravaged by storms in the past month. Maria, which destroyed Puerto Rico, has left 1.5 million American citizens without access to drinking water, while in Houst…

Adobe wants to make every online retailer more analytical

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techcrunch.com - In its most recent earnings report, Adobe reported record revenue, but CEO Shantanu Narayen admitted he was a bit disappointed with the Experience Cloud results. That’s the part of Adobe that include…

Amazon just launched 6 new gadgets and none was over $150

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techcrunch.com - In the year of the $1000 iPhone Amazon just announced a scattering of new gadgets and none cost more than $150. Essentially, Amazon said “screws the margins” and are selling everything as cheap as po…

Oculus will start refunding users for bad VR content

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techcrunch.com - Oculus wants people to keep buying VR content, but one bad experience with an overpriced piece of crap game can rub a user the wrong way. Today, the company announced that they’re putting formal proc…

Revolut launches cell phone insurance in the U.K.

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techcrunch.com - Fintech startup Revolut is trying so many things at once that it’s hard to keep track of everything. This time, the company is partnering with Simplesurance to launch a new insurance product. You can…

Amazon doubles down on its own Echo hardware, even as it increasingly relies on third parties

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techcrunch.com - The biggest surprise of today’s secret Amazon event in Seattle was the sheer breadth of Echo-related announcements. Over the past several months, it’s seemed as if Amazon the company was moving more …

Zuckerberg details Facebook’s response to Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis

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techcrunch.com - Tech companies — and the nation — have been slow to mobilize in response to the devastation wrought by last week’s catastrophic Hurricane Maria that decimated Puerto Rico, but today Facebook chief ex…

Surreal wants to be the one-stop shop for 3D virtual objects

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techcrunch.com - Don’t expect the ARKit app rush to end any time soon. MojiLala, the betaworks-backed marketplace for emojis and emoticons, is today launching their second app. Meet Surreal, a marketplace that lets u…

UVify’s zippy little Draco racing drone is now shipping

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techcrunch.com - We haven’t heard much out of camp UVify since it showed us its racing drone at CES back in early January. At the time, the company promised delivery by “as early as next quarter.” The Draco is capabl…

Interviewing.io hopes to close the engineer diversity gap with anonymous interviews

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techcrunch.com - Take out your name, resume and any other identifying information then hop on the internet and show your skills to a recruiting manager. That’s the way Interviewing.io does it to ensure a truly blind …

Hoop app for millennial parents secures £2.4M in a round led by BGF Ventures

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techcrunch.com - You’d think that parents being able to find stuff for their kids to do would have been a solved problem by now, but apparently not. Indeed, the trend is towards more on-demand content on phones in th…

XO Group, owner of The Knot, acquires wedding photo app Veri

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techcrunch.com - XO Group has acquired Veri, a startup that allows users to automatically share photos of weddings and other important events. XO Group’s flagship property is The Knot, which has been used by 25 milli…

Ataribox aims high with $250-300 price point, Linux core, custom AMD chip

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arstechnica.com - The trademark and license borg that currently calls itself Atari continues to push ahead with an "Ataribox" project, and, after being teased in July, the device has begun to take shape. Fans and pres…

Senator launches opposition to Ajit Pai’s FCC re-confirmation

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arstechnica.com - The Democratic opposition to Ajit Pai's re-confirmation was launched today by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), who accused the Federal Communications Commission chairman of abandoning the public intere…

YouTube is no longer available on Amazon’s Echo Show

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arstechnica.com - It's a sad day for anyone who enjoys watching cooking videos, daily vlogs, or haul videos on YouTube on Amazon's Echo Show. According to a report from The Verge, YouTube is no longer available on Ama…

Amazon now has a small army of Alexa-powered Echo devices

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arstechnica.com - Amazon held an event today in Seattle and announced a pair of new Echo home speakers: the revamped $99 Echo and the $150 Echo Plus. The new Echo is the latest version of the company's Alexa-powered h…

Apple is being sued for patent infringement by a Native American tribe

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arstechnica.com - Apple gets sued for patent infringement dozens of times each year, mostly by little-known shell companies with no products—the types of companies often derided as "patent trolls." But the newest laws…

Review: watchOS 4 breathes new life into fitness side of the Apple Watch

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arstechnica.com - WatchOS 4 officially became available to all Apple Watch owners last week even if its release was overshadowed by the hype surrounding the Series 3 Apple Watch. The newest software update for Apple's…

Apple Watch Series 3 review: LTE comes with high monetary and mental costs

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arstechnica.com - Ahead of Apple's September event, some things about the high-end iPhone X remained a mystery despite a lot of pre-event rumors regarding the $1,000-plus smartphone. On the other hand, the Apple Watch…

Reddit’s campaign against hate speech worked

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arstechnica.com - Freedom of speech has traditionally been an issue of government and human rights. But more and more companies are providing platforms where anyone can potentially contribute some sort of speech, typi…

Boeing offers $1 million prize for inventing a personal flying machine

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arstechnica.com - Boeing is offering $2 million in prizes—including a $1 million top prize—to inventors of "safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying devices capable of flying 20 miles while carrying a sin…

engadget.com - The world's first blockchain smartphone is in development

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www.notey.com - http://www.notey.com/@engadget_unofficial/external/18359851/the-world-s-first-blockchain-smartphone-is-in-development.html engadget The world's first blockchain smartphone is in development According…

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

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www.theatlantic.com - One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatte…

Hash Rush has raised over $1.4 million USD! – Hash Rush – Medium

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medium.com - As we showed you in our recent weekly update, the entire Hash Rush team has been busy with all things ICO. Now, exactly one week since the Hash Rush ICO started, we can take a look at the fruits of o…

Does your solution solve the right problem? - Inside Intercom

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blog.intercom.com - The most productive engineers I’ve ever worked with aren’t the engineers who pull all-nighters or clock in 80 hour work weeks. Nor are they the engineers who can effortlessly craft an elegant five li…

43 UX research tools for optimizing your product – For the Record

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airtable.news - UX research is the lifeline of any product team: the minute user data stops flowing into your system, all vital signs of your company begin to flatten out. A product becomes useless when the users it…

DHS says it will force everyone who's ever immigrated to the USA to hand over social media

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boingboing.net - A new DHS policy that will go into effect on Oct 18 will force everyone who's ever been naturalized as a US citizen or who is currently residing in the USA on a Green Card (I currently reside in the …

Facebook Can Absolutely Control Its Algorithm

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www.wired.com - There is a narrative emerging around Facebook that implies the social-networking giant cannot prevent the spread of fake news, Russian political messages, and ads targeting hate groups on its platfor…

Android App Siphons Data on 200 Million Users

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www.securityweek.com - A popular Android keyboard application with over 200 million downloads was found gathering user information sending the data a remote server, Adguard reveals. The offending application, GO Keyboard, …

Signal Has a Fix for Apps' Contact-Leaking Problem

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www.wired.com - The encrypted-communication app Signal has a sterling reputation within the security and crypto community, but its critics point to a nagging flaw: The app asks for access to your phone's contact lis…

Apple’s Global Web of R&D Labs Doubles as Poaching Operation

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www.bloomberg.com - In recent years, Apple Inc. has quietly put together a global network of small research and development labs, from the French Alps to New Zealand. Nothing unusual about that for a company that spends…

LG V30 used by GoT cinematographer to shoot "day in the life" videos - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you are constantly traveling and it is pretty inconvenient to be lugging a DSLR camera or any heavy video equipment around, you would want to have a smartphone that is close to the quality of prof…

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL phones will arrive with dual stereo speakers - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’re counting the days until the 4th of October when Google is scheduled to formally introduce the new Pixel 2 phones, Google Pixelbook, Google Home Mini, and Daydream View. We’ve featured a number …

Emogi brings animated stickers to Gboard - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’re in the phase of the digital age where people can have conversations even without having to use words. You have GIFs, emojis, stickers, filters, selfies, videos, and various other things you can…

Campaign Email Strategy: Turn Your List Into Contributions - Indiegogo Education Center

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entrepreneur.indiegogo.com - PR, social media, and other forms of one-to-many outreach can drive visitors, but these visits don’t always translate into funds. We’ve found that email outreach is the most effective way to raise mo…

How to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic to Your Site

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nopassiveincome.com - We all know about the big players in the social media world – but Pinterest may not be on everyone’s radar. Well, if I told you that it dishes out more referral traffic than LinkedIn, Twitter and You…

Want Successful Landing Pages That Convert? These Are 5 Must Haves!

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

Vital Facebook Advertising Objectives That Will Make Or Break ROI

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marketaire.com - You’ve worked hard on your website, and traffic doesn’t appear from thin air. It’s time to use Facebook ads to send people there. First, let’s take a look at the Facebook ad campaign setup process. W…

CareerSonar a Social Job Discovery - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co interviewed Mr. ‘Aviram Ben Moshe'; Co-founder & CTO at the US (NY)based start-up “CareerSonar”. “CareerSonar” ranks all jobs available online by the strength of your inside connections,…

HiveFlux : Real-time Overview of What Everyone In the Company is Working - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Bruno Figueiredo”, CEO at the Lisbon – Portugal based start-up “Hiveflux” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha…

ShopLocket.com: An E-commerce Platform that Lets Anyone Start Selling Professionally Online in Minutes - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - ShopLocket is the easiest way to sell online. Rather than having to build out a full online storefront or get lost in a marketplace, sellers are able to quickly sell from anywhere that they already h…

Needls : Get Notified of Leads in Real Time - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Justin Hartzman”, Founder and CEO – of the Toronto – Canada based start-up “Needls.” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1- What is it exactly that you …

Pampered Teacher : Sends Teachers a Subscription Box Filled with Hand-Selects 4-6 Teacher Gifts - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Cristin Frank”, Owner Of the NY – USA based startup “Pampered Teacher” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what …

Airwalk Design : Pinterest For Designers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Daniel Schwarz'; Founder & CEO of the London-based start-up “Airwalk Design”. Below, is the full interview that we have condu…

Hubchi : Online Marketplace For Booking and Entertainment - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Prasanthy Gurugubelli”, Founder at the Hyderabad – India based start-up “Hubchi” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do …

Limetr.ee: A Web Application that Allows you to Safely Keep Messages, Photos and Videos you Want to Preserve as a Legacy for your Child - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Limetree is about gathering family and friends around your children’s history. About the legacy you want to pass to your child. About safeguarding memories for the future. Below is the full and in-de…

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

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www.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. Koshi…

Classified Post : Online Classfied Ad Website - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Robbie Alvarez”, CEO of the US based start-up “The Classified Post” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1-What is it exactly that you do and what your s…

LoopLR.com: A Real-Time Social Video Platform for the Creation and Distribution of User Produced Video Content on Smartphones - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - LoopLR is a real time social video platform for the creation and distribution of user produced video content on Smartphones and Tabs. LoopLR is a real-time video sharing app for Smartphones. It lets …

My Home Needs That : Search Engine Dedicated to Furniture and Homeware - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Adam Pilling”, Foundert at the London – UK based start-up “MyHomeNeedsThat” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and w…

Did Microsoft Just Ruin Its October Surface Announcement? - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - There are leaks, and then there are things just make you wonder. This falls into the latter category. As you may recall, Microsoft recently revealed that Surface head Panos Panay would appear at a Lo…

How Social Media Is Changing the Gaming World

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www.adweek.com - Gaming is a $99.6 billion industry, and social media is playing an increasing role in shaping it. According to research from Statista, the social gaming industry in the U.S. is worth $2.15 billion in…

"Fall into Fitness" Promotion - Athletic Lab

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athleticlab.com - For the first 2 weeks of Fall (September 22 through October 6th), we’re running a “Fall into Fitness” promotion for our Performance Fitness memberships and Scholastic Sports Performance memberships. …

Is Personal Branding Required for Business? How to Ignite the YOU Factor - Free Webinar

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www.pammarketingnut.com - Do you need to worry about your personal brand as a working professional? Or is a personal brand only for those “online gurus” trying to get rich and famous? You have a brand regardless if you plan i…

Week of 9/25: A Productivity Trifecta

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www.h2hclub.com - Now in our 4th week celebrating Productivity, we hope you spend the extra hours you’ve earned back in your day with us this week, as we have an unprecedented TRIFECTA of H2HClub Master Class and Netw…

Worrying new details about dramatic M5 police chase that ended in man shot dead

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www.mirror.co.uk - A dramatic chase on the M5 and the death of a man in an alleged police shooting was sparked when a call from a member of the public reported that a man was in a car waving a gun around, police have s…

SearchCap: Happy birthday Google, EU Google Shopping changes & SEO tips

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. To provide “equal treatment” in the ad auction, Google Shopping will operate as a separ…

Don't fall for this Netflix phishing scam

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mashable.com - Today's big phishing scam: Netflix accounts. In the past 24 hours, customers have been receiving emails purporting to be from Netflix soliciting their account information. WGN reports the scam emails…

Netflix Takes to Skies, Pitching Airlines on In-Flight Streaming Tech

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variety.com - Netflix is taking a 40,000-foot view in its next strategic initiative to expand access to the streaming service. Starting in 2018, the company will extend bandwidth-efficient technology built for mob…

Speed & Style! The 2017 Lexus NX 200t F Sport

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stupiddope.com - If you are in the market for something small, functional, yet luxurious and comfortable, Lexus has exactly what you need. Recently we were able to spend some time behind the wheel of a 2017 Lexus NX …

3 Ways to Measure Your YouTube Performance

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Wondering how to analyze the impact of your video content? In this article, you’ll discover how to measure the performance of YouTube videos. 3 Ways to Measure Your YouTube Performance by Victor Blas…

Improve Conversion Rates with Effective Design Elements - WPdiscounts

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wpdiscounts.com - Converting website traffic into leads is mandatory for anyone who is in the web-based business. It is directly associated with his/her survival in the business. If your site’s conversion rate is dece…

6 Reasons the AdWords Dimensions Tab is a PPC Treasure

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instapage.com - You already know that pay-per-click advertising (Google AdWords specifically) is filled with endless opportunity to generate more brand awareness, page views, and of course new sales. But optimizing …

Mission Accomplished: Ajit Pai's FCC Declares Wireless Competition Issues Fixed

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www.techdirt.com - The FCC is required by law to offer an annual report on the state of competition in the broadband industry. Depending on who's in power, and how eager they are to downplay the lack of said competitio…

Feature request: Pause audio, don’t just reduce the volume, when iOS alerts sound

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9to5mac.com - We’ve made quite a few feature requests, some of them for important things – like an option to automatically reply to text messages while driving, which Apple granted in iOS 11. Or for broader themes…

Facebook Marketing Is Easy When Using This Advice

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duracmarketing.com - Almost everyone is on Facebook today. It is a great business tool as well. You can take advantage of the paid options for marketing available through Facebook or use the free options for marketing. N…

Positive Aspects Of Having And Using An Iphone

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laptopsandnotebook.com - There are good and bad points about owning the iphone. The phone can be absolutely mind boggling at first. It is common to drop the phone in a water puddle, a puddle of water or something else wet.Ra…

Tips For Making Iphone Usage Very Simple

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laptopsandnotebook.com - You can easily take your social networks into your iphone experience. Many people don’t know how to accomplish this for some reason.This article will give you some great tips for getting the most out…

Iphone: It Is Not As Complicated As It Looks

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iphonefindmyphone.com - An iphone is a great device that offers many uses and can make your life much easier! It can act as an organization tool, a phone and even for entertainment. There are a lot of ways to make your ipho…

Amazon is making huge physical bets in defiance of the retail apocalypse

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www.businessinsider.com - The AmazonGo store in Seattle.Matt Weinberger/Business Insider But the online giant is increasingly moving into the physical world, opening spaces in malls, shopping districts, and even local strip m…


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