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Google Search now helps you hunt for jobs in India

Roughly a year after launching its job search tool in the US, Google is bringing the feature to India today. Searching for terms like “jobs near me,” “jobs for freshers,” or “content writing jobs” will now surface openings from a roster over a million listings, from some 90,000 employers nationwide. The...

2018-04-24
5 ways big brands are using branded domains to boost business

Every day, we work with and monitor organizations all over the world that applied for .brand (“dot brand”) Top-Level Domains —that is, web addresses that end with their own brand name, like .google, .microsoft and .sony. So far only about 550 of the world’s elite brands have secured a .brand, so it’s truly...

2018-04-24
YouTube removed 6 million sketchy videos before anyone ever saw them in Q4 2017

As the world’s largest video platform, YouTube has a responsibility to police its network to ensure that it doesn’t host videos that violate its community guidelines – meaning no sexually explicit, hateful, or gratuitously violent content. It’s made plenty of mistakes in its effort to do so, including removing...

2018-04-24
Google’s new podcast ‘app’ is already on your Android phone

Google quietly rolled out a new way for Android users to listen to podcasts and subscribe to shows they like – and it already works on your phone. Podcast production company Pacific Content got the exclusive on it: essentially, Google now surfaces podcast show info and episode listings in search results on your...

2018-04-24
YouTube removes about one video per second for violating its community standards

In Google’s latest transparency report, it reveals a stunning detail that illustrates the extent of violence, sex, and other inappropriate content posted on YouTube. In the fourth quarter of 2017, about 8,284,039 videos in total were removed after being flagged by human moderators and technology for violating...

2018-04-24
The Modern Mini Cooper’s Designer Is Now Working On Flying Cars

With a pedigree ranging from Ferrari to Fiat, Frank Stephenson is now looking to the sky to help craft an air taxi that looks both badass and inviting. Over the decades, Anglo-American automotive designer Frank Stephenson has reshaped our expectations for what transport should look and feel like—from the...

2018-04-23
Google Earnings: Why The Ad Backlash Hasn’t Happened

Buoyed by its ad business, the search giant’s parent company delivered surprise financial results today, even as fears of regulation linger. Alphabet reported a big March quarter on Monday, beating analyst earnings and revenue estimates on the strength of a strong ad business.Read Full Story

2018-04-23
Survey: Amazon beats Google and Apple for ‘most positive’ impact on society

What is it: A recent poll by SurveyMonkey and Recode indicated that 20 percent of Americans believe Amazon has the most positive impact on society among major tech companies. That was the highest of all companies listed, and was followed by Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Tesla, and others. 20 percent also...

2018-04-23
Survey: Many people think Amazon has a positive influence on society

Some 20% of Americans believe Amazon is having the most positive impact on society out of any other major tech company, according to a joint SurveyMonkey/Recode poll. Following Amazon are Google, Apple, and then Facebook. It wasn’t just Amazon that had a good reputation, though. 22% of survey respondents...

2018-04-23
Alphabet earnings: 5 things to watch as Google’s parent reports

The search giant will announce earnings for its March-ending quarter at the close of the markets today. Here are five things we’ll be thinking about: Thomson Reuters analysts expect earnings of $9.33 per share on revenue of $30.3 billion. The earnings come as the public is increasingly uneasy about data-driven...

2018-04-23
American University picked a bad time to ask for data on Facebook

Researchers at American University want to understand online browsing habits and how people select online media, so they turned to Facebook to solicit participants. They promoted a post asking users to give them 10-15 minutes of their time in exchange for a $2 Amazon gift card and “the opportunity to enter to...

2018-04-23
Put your Q in Bitcoin dev Jameson Lopp’s Answers session

What made you become a crypto enthusiast? How can we make Bitcoin mining more eco-friendly? What advice do you have for cryptocurrency newbies? Ask all this and more to OG Bitcoin developer, Jameson Lopp. Jameson Lopp has worked as an engineer for crypto asset wallets since 2015. He is the creator of Statoshi, a fork...

2018-04-23
Net neutrality is dead! Four ways to get around the net neutrality repeal

A lot has been happening over the past few weeks: Mark Zuckerberg appeared before congress to testify about Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook was found to quietly move about 1.5 billion users out of the reach of the new GDPR law, and Alibaba was recently reported to have overtaken Amazon...

2018-04-23
Myspace, which still exists, may be up for sale again

While Facebook has dominated the news for the last decade or so, Myspace is still around. I’m as surprised as you. Though it lost the social network war a long time ago, the website was still supposedly bringing in nearly 50 million visitors a month as recently as 2016. The online relic has gone through...

2018-04-23
I met will.i.am in a New York bathroom

A couple of years ago I attended a conference in New York organized around Twitter. There were popular Twitter users and app developers and around 300 attendees. I wasn’t a speaker at the event, but I knew the organization and Chris Sacca, an early Twitter investor who had spoken at one of our earlier conferences in...

2018-04-23
The music industry had a fantastic 2017, driven by streaming revenues

Global recorded music revenues soared by $1.4 billion in 2017 largely due to the increased adoption of music streaming services among consumers, reports the Music Industry Blog. Global recorded music revenues reached $17.4 billion in 2017, putting it just a hair below 2008’s $17.7 billion in revenues. That...

2018-04-23
Binance to create employment opportunities for Uganda’s youth in blockchain

World’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance is planning to use its influence in the blockchain sector to help Uganda in economic development. It hopes to create new employment opportunities for the Ugandan youth and drive investments from the blockchain sector in the East African country. Changpeng Zhao, the...

2018-04-23
MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like Logan’s Run. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule of breast...

2018-04-23
4 great occasions to start your business’ video strategy

There’s a myriad of online marketing strategists writing tons of tips on their blogs to help entrepreneurs get a bang for their bucks from digital media — while simultaneously using those strategies to get their message to you. So, what strategy do these mentors themselves follow to reach their prospects and...

2018-04-22
10 Useful CSS Snippets Every Designer Should Have

This article was contributed by Rajeesh PK. Designers and developers should always be looking out for tricks and hacks that help them develop their process in-line with browser support. You can use some of these CSS snippets to automatically adjust the specifications of the columns in your table, wrap long text or...

2018-04-22
How UX helped this designer learn English

A little background info about me: I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where I lived more than 20 years of my life. In Brazil, we all speak Portuguese, everyday and everywhere, and less than 3% of the population speak English fluently. Brazilians take mandatory English classes in school, but for a number of...

2018-04-22
Selling products on Amazon severs the ties with your customers

“My advice to anyone starting a business is to remember that someday I will crush you,” comments Jeff Bezos, sitting on his throne at Amazon HQ. Let’s be clear, Jeff Bezos never actually said those words — although some may be able to imagine it. In fact, this quote featured in a recent satirical article about...

2018-04-22
Deleting your Facebook account won’t keep it from tracking you

The #DeleteFacebook movement has been riding high ever since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal got rolling, with high-profile figures like Elon Musk publicly declaring their intention to purge their good names from Facebook’s ledgers (only not really doing it, in Musk’s case). But, by Facebook’s own...

2018-04-20
Google wants an alternative to iMessage. Will Apple support it?

Here’s an interesting story from The Verge on the future of Android text messaging. For the past couple years, Google has advocated a next-gen texting standard called Rich Communication Services, whose features (full-resolution images, read receipts, expanded group texts, and more) are already standard in...

2018-04-20
Survey: Most Facebook Users Don’t Expect Much Privacy

Consumers’ expectation of data privacy is highly contextual. You’ve probably heard the saying, “consumers don’t care about privacy,” which I’ve always found to be an odd phrase since it seems like a logical fallacy.Read Full Story

2018-04-20
Starbucks to angry Facebookers: We can’t deny this is a race issue

Last week, two black men were arrested in Philadelphia for sitting in a Starbucks. In the face of such apparent racism and growing demands to #BoycottStarbucks, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced that every company-owned store in the United States would close on May 29 for “racial-bias...

2018-04-20
Why understanding your indirect competition is key to acquiring customers

This article is written by product strategy expert Des Traynor, co-founder, and CSO of Intercom. If you’d like to hear from Des or many other experts behind the growth of the world’s most successful companies, you should definitely secure your spot at the Growth Quarters track at the TNW Conference in...

2018-04-20
Facebook trials ‘High School Networks’ for Messenger – what could go wrong there?

Facebook is working on a new feature to hook in the one market that they’ve struggled to dominate: teenagers. ‘High School Networks for Messenger’ appears to be its latest attempt to drag post-millennials to its platform, according to sources who shared screenshots with TNW. High School Networks appears to be a...

2018-04-20
Here’s what Facebook’s unsend feature for Messenger might look like

Earlier this month, Facebook promised to implement an unsend message (revoke) option for all Messenger users. Well, it looks like the feature is almost ready to go live. TNW obtained this screenshot of how the button looks set to appear in Messenger. The screenshot came from a reliable source who agreed to share...

2018-04-20
Recruiters Look At This More Than Your LinkedIn

Here’s what they are looking for when they scroll through your Instagram and Facebook accounts. When it comes to getting your online profiles ready for a job search, you probably focus your attention on LinkedIn. However, a study by the job search website Simply Hired found that hiring managers are more likely...

2018-04-20
Alexa disses Bitcoin Cash: ‘Everyone knows Bitcoin is the real Bitcoin’

Bitcoin Cash fans are known to hound anyone who would challenge their claim of being the real Bitcoin – and the latest one to take a dig at the BCH gang is none other than Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa. Twitter user Kunani has shared a video where he asks Alexa about the essence of Bitcoin Cash; and chances the...

2018-04-20
83% of Americans want harsher penalties for privacy breaches

That’s according to the inaugural Tech Media Telecom Pulse Survey, by HarrisX, reports the Guardian. The survey polled 2,500 Americans after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced Congress last week. Among the poll’s other findings: 84% think that tech companies should be legally responsible for the content...

2018-04-20
Google Play is hosting a disturbing amount of cryptocurrency malware

Google is suffering from an epidemic of malicious cryptocurrency apps on the Play Store – and it seems the internet giant is struggling to curb the influx. Security researcher Lukas Stafanko has come across another rogue copycat of popular cryptocurrency app MyEtherWallet designed to steal your private keys and...

2018-04-20
11 things you need to know about your smart home devices

There’s no question that the internet of things (IoT) has revolutionized the way people manage their homes. From a simple voice-activated AI assistant like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home to interconnected systems for lights, thermostats, kitchen appliances and security alarms, these devices are designed to make...

2018-04-20
Google is supercharging SMS on Android with an iMessage-like experience

As a tech-savvy TNW reader, you may have already ditched SMS for more sophisticated messaging apps years ago, but people still send some 8 trillion texts a year – and that means that it’s worth improving the experience for those folks, and for the rest of the planet that’s yet to send their first message. To...

2018-04-20
YouTube’s still monetizing channels promoting pedophilia, Nazis, and extremist propaganda

More then 300 companies and organizations may have received a little more for their YouTube advertising buck than they’d bargained for, according to a CNN scoop. What happened? Companies like Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Adidas (among others) who paid to advertise on the platform found their ads appearing on...

2018-04-20
Jeff Bezos made 1.2 million times the median Amazon employee in 2017

Last year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s net worth ballooned by $35.1 billion. Also last year, the median Amazon employee made $28,446. Do the math, and Bezos made 1.2 million times his typical employee in 2017. That’s not the ratio Amazon reports in its annual proxy filing, released yesterday. There, the...

2018-04-20
How the Met museum is becoming more inclusive with Facebook Live

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has come up with a clever way to make art more accessible to art lovers who happen to be deaf. Like many museums around the world, the Met has hosted tours with guides who offer commentary in American Sign Language since at least 2001, but as Hyperallergic points out, it...

2018-04-19
The Women’s March pissed off women again (this time over Barbara Bush)

The activist organization is struggling to unite all its constituents under the same banner. The Women’s March is taking some backlash for a tweet recognizing the death on Tuesday of late First Lady Barbara Bush. This is the second time in recent months that women have admonished the organization for aligning...

2018-04-19
Amy Schumer On Her Career Plan: Continue To Give Zero Fu*ks

As her new movie, “I Feel Pretty,” hits theaters, the superstar comedian and actor opens up about confidence, gender inequality, and why she doesn’t obsess over photos of herself. It seems impossible that anyone could experience the year 2015 as Amy Schumer did and ever suffer from confidence...

2018-04-19
Facebook login is letting hidden online trackers slurp up your data

Third-party tracking code, used across the internet to track user behaviors on websites, optimize ads and other purposes, has been grabbing Facebook user information on websites that support logging in through the social media platform, Princeton researchers report. When users log in to websites using...

2018-04-19
Blockchain and VR lead a new conversation in tech

We live in a world today where the pace and scale of change is faster than ever before.And it is totally unlike anything we have ever known. Not only in the world around us rapidly shifting to a truly digital economy, but one that will become economically borderless. Existing technology plays a big role in this...

2018-04-19
Elon Musk didn’t delete SpaceX and Tesla from Facebook, according to this developer

Shortly after the Cambridge Analytica debacle broke out, heaps of high-profile celebrities and brands – including Elon Musk, and his ventures SpaceX and Tesla – went on to delete their Facebook pages. But it appears these admirable acts of protest might have been nothing more than a self-serving case of virtue...

2018-04-19
WordPress runs the web...so learn to run WordPress for under $20

If you’re looking to build your own website — or start getting paid to build websites for others — you can’t go wrong with some solid WordPress knowledge. You can get that in this WordPress Essentials Lifetime course bundle, which is on sale now for just $19 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.

2018-04-19
The Privacy-First Social Network: A Great Idea That Never Works

These efforts have tried to compete with Facebook and Twitter on ideological grounds. None have succeeded, but some are still alive and kicking. Riding a wave of negative sentiment against Big Tech, a new social network is here to set things right. Finally, you can share your photos, feelings, birthday wishes, and...

2018-04-19
Two Creativity-Boosting Hacks To Wipe Out Bad Business Writing

And no, neither are writing exercises. You probably wouldn’t expect furniture designers to be great writers, but whenever I’ve leafed through the archive here at Herman Miller–paging past witty 1940s ads and internal memos alike–it’s hard not to think, “God, they...

2018-04-19
Why I won’t pay for a safer Facebook

The recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal has sparked plenty of interesting conversations about the value of our data, the future of Facebook, and the relevance of social networks. It also led CEO Mark Zuckerberg to address the question of whether there’d ever be a paid version of Facebook; when testifying...

2018-04-19
Chinese consumers will spend more time on their smartphones than watching TV this year

It’s the first time smartphone use will have overtaken television viewing in the most populous country on the planet, reports CNBC. That’s according to a study by research firm eMarketer, which found Chinese consumers will spend two hours and 39 minutes a day on their smartphone in 2018, and only two...

2018-04-19

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