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Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Make sense of your data with these essential keyword segments

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moz.com - This blog post was originally published on the STAT blog. The first step to getting the most out of your SERP data is smart keyword segmentation — it surfaces targeted insights that will help you mak…

Opinion | There’s yet another Trump administration scandal brewing. And it’s a doozy.

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www.washingtonpost.com - By Paul Waldman Paul Waldman Opinion writer covering politics Email Bio Follow Opinion writer February 20 at 4:45 PM That the Trump administration is deeply, profoundly corrupt is not in question. Bu…

What Is Dwell Time & Why It Matters for SEO

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www.searchenginejournal.com - Dwell time is one of those metrics that gets referenced a lot in articles, on social media, and in conference presentations. Sadly, though, it remains greatly misunderstood by some in the SEO communi…

Why Is Google Tag Manager So Important? - Absolute Digital Media

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absolute.digital - Managing tracking scripts for third party software such as Google Analytics for your website can present numerous challenges and, due to the complexity of installing these tracking scripts to a site,…

7 Steps to Create Your Local Branding Strategy to Get More Traffic

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www.searchenginejournal.com - Whether it’s for your own business or for your clients, targeting a local market can be difficult. For one, you have to have a solid understanding of the scope of your local market and how your poten…

18 Website Optimization Tips For More Traffic and Higher Conversions

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www.incomediary.com - When it comes to website optimization, there is a lot you can be doing if you want to increase sales, get more traffic and have higher conversions. What is website optimization? To me, it’s how you c…

14 Ways To Make Money Online From a Website

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www.incomediary.com - When it comes to finding ways to monetize your website and making money online, the best thing I have found, is to use a variety of different techniques and to always be testing. This blog makes mone…

Splunk pulls out of Russia with mysterious statement | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Cyber-security and data analytics firm Splunk announced on Monday plans to pull out of Russia with a mysterious blog post that lacked any meaningful information about its decision. "Splunk is continu…

Twitter opens applications for its ‘prototype’ program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations

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techcrunch.com - Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the firs…

How to Use Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Pages as an SEO Treasure Trove

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contentmarketinginstitute.com - Poorly conceived website pages devoted to frequently asked questions can confuse and bore users while falling short of their SEO potential. If you plan or revise them well, FAQ pages can pay off for …

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs, colors, pricing, and availability detailed here

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androidcommunity.com - It’s out. The Galaxy S10 is out. Actually, there are three Galaxy S10 phones: the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+. The Android community has three options that aren’t exactly hard to tell ap…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY What Are The Top Tech Influencers Excited To See At MWC 2019? Shared by Arnold Aranez #MWC19 blog.huawei.com - The sun will soon be rising on this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona…

Use the Inner Source - Windows Weekly 609 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft’s Inner Source initiative, Windows 10 19H1 and 20H1, Visual Studio 2019, and more. Download this episode and subscribe Enjoy Windows Weekly on YouTube Tip of …

Huawei reiterates it will not be sharing data with China

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androidcommunity.com - While its sales outside of China has been steadily improving the past few years, one market that Huawei has not been able to penetrate is the US. This is due to security concerns voiced out by govern…

OnePlus 7 live images appear on Twitter, with no notch or camera-hole

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androidcommunity.com - OnePlus has been silent the past few weeks but it does not mean the Chinese OEM isn’t doing anything. It’s only preparing for a big launch. It’s not clear how OnePlus will officially call the next-ge…

Google reportedly ends forced arbitration for employees

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techcrunch.com - Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees, Axios reports. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. For the contractors Google wo…

Highlights & transcript from Zuckerberg’s 20K-word ethics talk

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techcrunch.com - Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for extra privacy controls. That’s just one of the fascinating philo…

Google Cloud’s speech APIs gets cheaper and learn new languages

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced an update to its Cloud Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech APIs that introduces a few new features that should be especially interesting to enterprise users, as well as improved …

Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules

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techcrunch.com - A privacy complaint targeting the behavioral advertising industry has a new piece of evidence that shows the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) shedding doubt on whether it’s possible to obtain inform…

wearTRBL lets you express yourself with a connected T-shirt

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techcrunch.com - When I interviewed Parrot founder and CEO Henri Seydoux at TechCrunch Disrupt back in 2016, he surprised everyone when he said he was working on a new kind of T-shirt — nobody knew for sure whether h…

Powtoon acquires Showbox.com to extend its video-creation platform

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techcrunch.com - Powtoon, an online platform that allows its users to easily create videos for digital marketing, YouTube ads or business presentations, today announced that it has acquired Tel Aviv-based Showbox.com…

California to close data breach notification loopholes under new law

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techcrunch.com - California, which has some of the strongest data breach notification laws in the U.S., thinks it can do even better. The golden state’s attorney general Xavier Becerra announced a new bill Thursday t…

Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling

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techcrunch.com - Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns after two female passengers got murder…

Baidu’s video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses

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techcrunch.com - China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as its core advertising unit feels the squeeze from rivals. The c…

Freshworks launches a load balancer for handling customer inquiries

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techcrunch.com - Customer engagement service Freshworks, which was valued at about $1.5 billion in its last funding round, today launched Omniroute, the latest product in its portfolio of tools for customer service a…

Twitter’s latest test changes ‘Retweet with Comment’ so it looks more like a Reply

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techcrunch.com - Twitter’s new prototype testing program isn’t the only way it’s working to fix conversations on its site. The company confirmed it’s currently running another public-facing test focused on making Twi…

Google’s ‘Digital Wellbeing’ features hit more devices, including Samsung Galaxy S10

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techcrunch.com - Google’s latest effort to help users monitor and control their screen time, Digital Wellbeing, is making its way to more devices. Initially available exclusively to Pixel and Android One device owner…

JFrog acquires Shippable, adding continuous integration and delivery to its DevOps platform

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techcrunch.com - JFrog, the popular DevOps startup now valued at over $1 billion after raising $165 million last October, is making a move to expand the tools and services it provides to developers on its software op…

Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime retires (and Bowser claims the castle)

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techcrunch.com - Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring after more than a decade spent as president of Nintendo of America. His career spanned many console generations, starting with the troubled Gamecube and ending with the f…

Loop acquires Screenplay to build its streaming library

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techcrunch.com - A new streaming startup called Loop Media is announcing its first acquisition — it’s bought a 30-year-old company called Screenplay. While you may not have heard of Screenplay, the company has licens…

Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

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techcrunch.com - Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next w…

Companies including Nestle, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns

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techcrunch.com - Days after a YouTube creator accused the platform of enabling a “soft-core pedophilia ring,” several companies have suspended advertising on the platform, including Nestle, Epic, and reportedly Disne…

Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 lineup

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techcrunch.com - The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here’…

Spotinst announces strategic partnership with AWS

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techcrunch.com - Spotinst, the startup that helps customers automate selecting the cheapest set of resources to complete a job, announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services today, joining the AWS Partne…

The Samsung S10 gets a 5G model

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techcrunch.com - You saw this one coming, right? Last year Samsung announced it would be launching not one — but two — 5G phones. It only follows then that the first one would be a 5G variant of its flagship (a Note …

Investment in Halifax to reduce congestion and improve road safety

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pm.gc.ca - Traffic is a common sight heading to and from Burnside, Nova Scotia, especially at rush hour. To ease traffic and cut down on congestion, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced an invest…

How to do branding: from the basics to tips from the very best

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www.canva.com - These introductory to advanced levels of branding will unlock brand success. If there’s one thing to be sure about in the design world, it’s that if you have an audience, you’re going to need a brand…

Ajit Pai says broadband access is soaring—and that he’s the one to thank

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arstechnica.com - Ajit Pai says the Federal Communications Commission's annual broadband assessment will show that his deregulatory policies have substantially improved access in the United States. The annual report w…

10 visual content ideas for your brand

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www.canva.com - These days, just about every business needs to create visual content. Status updates, YouTube videos, blog posts, it’s all content and it’s created by everyone, including all of the top brands. In th…

Tim Cook tweets Abraham Lincoln, leaves Apple loyalists in a dilemma

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economictimes.indiatimes.com - The Time Of Their Lives It took Tim Cook just five minutes to accept the job as Apple CEO in 2011. Here’s how the hands of the clock moved for these famous people and their big life decisions. (Text:…

Flickr Fabulous

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om.co - Over the past few months, I have been trying to wean myself off Instagram and social media in general. There are many aspects of Instagram. I love dearly: my photography community and ability to conn…

Kevin Rose on the next wave of consumer apps and what’s happening in the podcast industry

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om.co - Kevin Rose is someone I’ve known for quite a while. I think it was 11 years ago we first worked together when he was starting out as an intern. The promise I saw in him at that time has undoubtedly b…

Users alarmed by undisclosed microphone in Nest Security System

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arstechnica.com - Google's Nest smart home brand is in hot water this week after news surfaced (via Daring Fireball) that its home security system, Nest Secure, shipped with an undisclosed microphone. Google activated…

Google Play apps with >10 million installs drain batteries, jack up data charges

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arstechnica.com - Is your Android phone feeling hot to the touch, acting sluggish, in need of frequent charges, or using dramatically more data than it used to? It may be a victim of DrainerBot, a major fraud operatio…

How did Yoshi’s Island music end up in an official US gov’t Web game?

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arstechnica.com - A flash game available on the Environmental Protection Agency website since at least early 2017 made surprising use of copyrighted music from Nintendo's 2006 game Yoshi's Island DS. Recycle City Chal…

Samsung officially debuts Galaxy S10 smartphone after weeks of rumors, leaks

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arstechnica.com - The starting prices for the S10e ($749), S10 ($899), and S10+ ($999). Samsung cut out small holes to embed the front-facing cameras into the smartphone's display—no notches here. Samsung really empha…

YouTube loses advertisers over “wormhole into pedophilia ring”

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arstechnica.com - YouTube is losing advertising from Fortnite maker Epic Games, Disney, and other companies because of ads appearing alongside videos shared by pedophiles. YouTube told Ars that it has taken action aga…

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e hands-on: Samsung is slowly getting better

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arstechnica.com - The Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ at Samsung Unpacked 2019. The shiny, reflective backs of all three handsets. Several design elements are similar across all three phones. SAN FRANCISCO—Samsung …

Playtime to the max: Snapshots from the 2019 New York Toy Fair

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arstechnica.com - Welcome to the 2019 New York Toy Fair, the happiest place on Earth for both adults and kids! The Javits Center got its own LEGO model to mark the occasion. This particularly ferocious Unikitty LEGO s…

Guidemaster: The least-awful Android phones

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arstechnica.com - It's often said that a strength of the Android ecosystem is the sheer number of manufacturers out there producing devices, but that also means there is an absolutely intimidating amount of devices to…

Trump demands quick rollout of “6G” wireless tech, which doesn’t exist

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arstechnica.com - US President Donald Trump today urged wireless carriers to deploy 5G and "6G" networks "as soon as possible," seemingly ignoring the small problem that 6G technology doesn't exist yet. "I want 5G, an…

Tesla’s top lawyer leaves after two months—but don’t worry

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arstechnica.com - Tesla announced Wednesday that it is replacing general counsel Dane Butswinkas, who had been on the job for only two months. Tesla Legal Vice President Jonathan Chang will take the job. The groundbre…

Apple reportedly planning to combine iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps by 2021

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arstechnica.com - A new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman suggests that Apple is serious about combining apps across the iOS and macOS App Stores. The iPhone maker is reportedly planning on expanding Project Marzipa…

European governments approve controversial new copyright law

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arstechnica.com - A controversial overhaul of Europe's copyright laws overcame a key hurdle on Wednesday as a majority of European governments signaled support for the deal. That sets the stage for a pivotal vote by t…

Microsoft, Paradox allow open game modding on Xbox One for the first time

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arstechnica.com - In a console industry first, Paradox Interactive and Microsoft are allowing Xbox One players to get direct access to game modifications created on the PC without any pre-approval from the console mak…

Receive tips on Twitter using Lightning Network – Dan Rusnac – Medium

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medium.com - Tippin is a Chrome and Firefox browser extension that enables tipping on Twitter by adding a tip button on every single tweet. All tips are made using Bitcoin through the Lightning Network: instant t…

19 Contemporary Font Pairings for 2019 | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Typography is a fundamental part of design, it enables the designer to create a variety of moods and effects by using various font styles. There are thousands of different styles available, so the ta…

How to write code you will love in the future – freeCodeCamp.org

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medium.freecodecamp.org - Uncle Ben once told Peter Parker, “With great power comes great responsibility”. This quote applies to fellow programmers who are involved in building projects. Being in the industry for over 5 years…

Wi-Fi 6, explained: how fast it really is

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www.theverge.com - Wi-Fi is about to get faster. That’s great news: faster internet is constantly in demand, especially as we consume more bandwidth-demanding apps, games, and videos with our laptops and phones. But th…

Why Foursquare refuses to sell user data

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www.theverge.com - On the latest episode of The Vergecast, Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck discusses the ethics of companies that track their users’ movements. The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Glueck talk through F…

Galaxy Home will finally hit the market by April 2019

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androidcommunity.com - Back in August 2018, Samsung unveiled its first smart speaker, the Bixby-powered Galaxy Home. However, we have yet to see it officially launched and available in the market. During the Unpacked event…

Samsung Galaxy S10 default camera integrated with Adobe, Instagram

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androidcommunity.com - The first Galaxy Unpacked event for the year is over. Samsung has officially unveiled the three Galaxy S10 variants. These three are special because they are the South Korean tech giant’s 10th Annive…

Is your email strategy inclusive?

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loyalty360.org - Consumers on average receive 121 emails per day. As marketers, it’s our responsibility to ensure all recipients are able to view, read and interact with every email they receive and make sure they’re…

New Year, New Loyalty Program: 3 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade

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loyalty360.org - With a new year upon us, goals are being set, resolutions committed to, and change is in the air. If you’ve been settling with a loyalty program that is well past its prime, there is no time like the…

FCC says broadband deployment is going great despite 20 million lacking access

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www.pcgamer.com - The Federal Communications Commission has drafted its 2019 Broadband Deployment Report, and in it the agency claims the digital divide between Americans with and without access to high-speed internet…

Smartphone Sales Ended 2018 on a Down Note - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - With both IDC and Gartner now weighing in, we can definitively state that the smartphone market contracted in 2018, with the shortfall worsening in the fourth quarter. Handset makers sold approximate…

PC Successes Trigger Lenovo Revenue Surge - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Lenovo announced today much better than expected results for the quarter ending December 31, with a net profit of $233 million on revenues of $14.04 billion. Of particular note, sales from the firm’s…

Samsung’s 2019 Flagships are More Expensive than Last Year’s Models - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apparently not learning a thing from its 2018 troubles, Samsung has priced its 2018 Galaxy S flagships higher than last year’s models. And no, I’m not including the stratospherically-priced Galaxy Fo…

Xbox One Getting New Message Requests Feature, Mini Virtual Keyboard, More - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft today announced a number of new features that are coming to the Xbox One system, starting with Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha rings. The new features will eventually roll o…

Lucid Motors is working on an electric SUV that may debut this year

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www.theverge.com - Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has begun working on an SUV, and it could unveil the design as early as this summer, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans. The startup’s fir…

The Galaxy Fold makes no sense as a consumer device yet

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www.theverge.com - The foldable Galaxy Fold phone-tablet hybrid is Samsung’s Google Glass: an exciting technical showcase that is hitting the market far too soon and risks souring everyone on the entire nascent categor…

6 Top Video Optimization Tips For your E-commerce Site | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Videos are known to accelerate conversions by helping customers better understand the product. For the uninitiated, 64-85% of the website visitors are likely to buy a product after watching a video. …

Nestle pulls YouTube ads over abuse claims

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www.bbc.com - The food giant Nestle and several other big companies have pulled their adverts from YouTube following claims they appeared next to offensive content. It comes after a vlogger accused YouTube of fail…

Time Management Hacks That Very Successful People Practice Daily

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www.entrepreneur.com - Have you ever wondered how certain people could run a business, spend time with their family, hit the conference circuit and write a book? It’s not because they have superpowers. These people have le…

The internet reacts to new Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser

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mashable.com - Reggie Fils-Aimé is retiring as president and COO of Nintendo of America, Nintendo announced Thursday, and Doug Bowser is taking over. Yes, his last name is Bowser. Yes, people are making jokes about…

Pompeo: China Aggressive 'Along Every Dimension'

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www.newsmax.com - The United States' trade team is working during talks with China this week to enforce agreements on intellectual property protection, forced technology transfer, and more with China, but the Asian na…

What could possibly go wrong? Orlando readies buses with no drivers

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hotair.com - Something is driving this drive for driverless vehicles. And it’s not rider demand. Now Orlando, home of “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” is preparing to launch (?) driverless buses. City buses car…

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