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61% of Consumers Prefer Companies With Custom Online Content

Content marketing campaigns have become essential for marketers to engage audiences and generate leads. In fact, more than half (...)

2014-08-10
This amazing Microsoft technology turns shaky first person videos into smooth timelapses

Last week, it was reconstructing sound using tiny vibrations on objects — this week’s science wow comes from Microsoft Research, (...)

2014-08-10
What really happens when someone clicks your Facebook Like button

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. Funny, we’ve had the Facebook Like button along the side of every Buffer blog (...)

2014-08-09
The psychology behind optimizing your website for goal-oriented and unintentional visitors

Dr. Liraz Margalit is the Customer Experience Psychologist at ClickTale. This article was co-written with Udi Zisquit. After a long (...)

2014-08-09
How to get more TNW in your diet. You know you want to...

Maybe you visit this site once a week and browse through our channels. Or maybe you follow us via RSS, or maybe you receive our weekly (...)

2014-08-09
10 Strategies for a Summer a Social Media Detox

Facebook is making you sad. Twitter is the root of all your procrastination issues. Instagram is turning your friends into enemies. (...)

2014-08-08
How top VC firms use storytelling to connect with entrepreneur communities

Research from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) reveals that in 2013, US venture capitalists committed $29.4 billion to 3,995 deals, (...)

2014-08-08
3 tools to help protect your brand while retargeting

Sam Barnett is the CEO and co-founder of Struq. It is possible for almost anyone to undertake some basic retargeting and get positive (...)

2014-08-08
Google’s new Chrome Experiment tells the story of a unique spacecraft

Google has launched a new Chrome Experiment focused on ISEE-3, a small NASA spacecraft that has roamed the Solar System for 36 years. (...)

2014-08-08
Why you should turn down a job offer from Facebook

Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social (...)

2014-08-08
Mobile Homes Are Now Selling For Millions

Oh, California.Trailers were supposed to be cheap. The prefab, space-efficient housing was, by nature, always more affordable than (...)

2014-08-07
The 7 (mostly free) tools Product Hunt used to build its early-stage community

Erik Torenberg is Product Hunt’s first hire. This article originally appeared on the CMX Hub. I’ve been thinking about building (...)

2014-08-07
Anonymous email service Leak suspends service, is working on its own email backend

After going live less than two weeks ago, Leak, the anonymous emailing site, has suspended service citing issues with email providers (...)

2014-08-07
The 10 best SlideShares every social media enthusiast must read

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. One of my favorite visual social networks—and one that probably flies under the (...)

2014-08-07
Skype reverses decision to drop OS X 10.5 support, will rerelease an older compatible version ‘soon’

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users recently found that Skype no longer works on their system: despite upgrading to the latest version they (...)

2014-08-07
Facebook unveils Autoscale, its load-balancing system that achieves an average power saving of 10-15%

Facebook today revealed details about Autoscale, a system for power-efficient load balancing that has been rolled out to production (...)

2014-08-07
Sky Sports revamps its website, mobile apps, and adds On Demand football club sections

Sky is bolstering its claim as the premier destination for sport in the UK by revamping its Sky Sports website, apps and catch-up (...)

2014-08-07
Google’s Android Device Manager now lets you set a callback number for when the inevitable happens

Most people spend their lives rushing from one place to another, so it’s little surprise that most people also, at some point, end (...)

2014-08-07
Movie magic: 4 ways your color palette can transform your work

From her home base in Los Angeles, Roxy Radulescu has worked on a variety of projects, from traditional graphic design to more craft-oriented (...)

2014-08-07
Automatic life-logging diary app Rove roves onto Android

Automatic ‘diary’ app Rove has been gradually iterating on iOS for some time, and today it’s made the leap to Android. Rove is (...)

2014-08-07
4 Western founders discuss what it’s like to run a startup in Asia

I was struck by a recent blog post from two US founders who explained that their startup would have died had they not moved it from (...)

2014-08-07
‘China’s Twitter’ Weibo ups media focus by bringing video recording and viewing to its mobile app

Chinese microblogging service Weibo, typically known as ‘China’s Twitter,’ has just introduced video recording and direct video (...)

2014-08-07
Twitter has quietly removed Bing translation from its mobile apps and web platform

A useful translation feature (albeit poorly executed at times) appears to have disappeared from Twitter’s platform, less than two (...)

2014-08-07
SlimWiki makes it easy to create attractive, mobile-friendly private pages for your company

If you’re seeking a private space online for your company — perhaps to host internal documents, guides or more — then SlimWiki is (...)

2014-08-07
Twitch drops highlight limitations and enables copyright appeal following user feedback

Cult gaming site Twitch is tweaking the new copyright protection policy that it announced earlier this week, after revealing that (...)

2014-08-06
Report: Women are more engaged and spend more than men when it comes to mobile games

Many think that the mobile gaming scene is dominated by males, who are naturally driving games revenue, but a new Flurry report shows (...)

2014-08-06
Microsoft confirms the Windows Phone Store has over 300,000 apps

Microsoft today updated its by the Numbers webpage to note that the Windows Phone Store has now passed 300,000 apps, as pointed out (...)

2014-08-06
Evernote offers a free safe haven for Fotopedia images

Last week came the stunning news that famed travelogue site Fotopedia was shutting down as of August 10. Apart from the shock and (...)

2014-08-06
Yahoo follows Google with plans to support end-to-end email encryption this fall

Yahoo announced today at the Black Hat security conference that it will introduce an optional end-to-end encryption setup for its (...)

2014-08-06
12 Extraordinary Maps By Leading Creative Minds

The likes of Damien Hirst and Yoko Ono created fantastical maps for a new atlas that rethinks cartography for the 21st century.Before (...)

2014-08-06
Facebook reportedly in talks with major film studios and directors about creating content for the Oculus Rift

Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is seen as a long-term play for the future that naturally includes much more than (...)

2014-08-06
3 ways to squash burnout and boost productivity

Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. You have (...)

2014-08-06
Check who can see your Google Drive files with WhoHasAccess

One of the most useful aspects of Google Drive is its sharing capability; being able to collaborate on documents through the Web (...)

2014-08-06
You can now track your Facebook Event’s engagement with Insights

Facebook will now let Pages track engagement data on an Events page with Insights. Now you’ll be able to see how well your posts (...)

2014-08-06
Facebook releases Graph API 2.1 with new Android and iOS SDKs, will deprecate version 2.0 on August 7, 2016

Facebook today released Graph API version 2.1, as well as updated Android and iOS SDKs that work with it. For those who don’t know, (...)

2014-08-06
FYI: The New Foursquare App Will Track Your Location Even When Closed

Is anyone surprised?Foursquare revealed a splashy overhaul yesterday that transformed the location service into an app that serves (...)

2014-08-06
Evaluating and selecting the right SDK for your mobile app

Matthew D. Sarrel is a technology journalist, analyst and founder of Sarrel Group, a technical marketing consultancy based in New (...)

2014-08-06
Google adds 36 university campuses across the US and Canada to Street View

Google today announced it has added 36 new university campuses across the US and Canada to Street View in Google Maps. Want to go (...)

2014-08-06
VSCO Cam for Android gets an Instagram-style feed for following other photographers

Visual Supply Co (VSCO) today updated its VSCO Cam photo-editing app on Android with full support for VSCO Grid, an Instagram-style (...)

2014-08-06
This is how Samsung should rebrand itself

Samsung has a huge marketing budget, but its branding and track record for product design is underwhelming. In comparison to Apple, (...)

2014-08-06
Front expands its team working platform to include a collaborative SMS feature powered by Twilio

Front, a platform that helps teams collaborate by providing shared inboxes, has announced that users can also now access a team SMS (...)

2014-08-06
Twitter bolsters its ad platform with objective-based campaigns, reports and pricing

Twitter has announced that its Promoted Tweets ad platform has been revamped to allow businesses to better specify the type of campaign (...)

2014-08-06
Yelp for iOS integrates Bing Translator to interpret reviews in 15 languages, coming ‘soon’ to Android

Yelp today updated its iOS app with Microsoft’s Bing Translator integration for reviews. You can download the new version now (...)

2014-08-06
Xbox One digital TV tuner will allow Europeans to control live TV without HDMI pass-through

Microsoft is releasing a digital TV tuner to help new Xbox One owners in Europe use their console to access, navigate and control (...)

2014-08-06
FX Photo Studio app update features interface overhaul and augmented special effects 

Macphun has released a major upgrade of its FX Photo Studio photo editing and filtering app for iPhone. The new version 6, targeted (...)

2014-08-06
NFL Now app expands to set-top devices, with a premium option for instant in-game highlights

Just in time before the regular season begins, the National Football League has announced the expansion of the NFL Now app to connected (...)

2014-08-06
Edward Snowden granted permission to stay in Russia for another 3 years, says his lawyer

Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower who revealed information about wide-scale monitoring of individuals by the US and UK authorities, (...)

2014-08-06
Rocket Internet will develop payment services for emerging markets thanks to a $445m investment

Rocket Internet, the German incubator that’s so often viewed as a tech ‘clone factory’, is furthering its efforts to grow a (...)

2014-08-06

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