Alyzza Pantejo

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With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Learning

How To Write Better Content In A Competitive Blog Niche

Earlier this year, we took a survey of you, dear users, and asked about some of your content marketing pain points.<p>Here’s what you told us, in order, …

Marketing

Pinterest rolls out localized search to better serve international users

Pinterest is implementing improvements to its search function to include increased localized search results and international autocomplete and spellcheck.<p>The strategy seems to be working. In early testing, Pinterest found that pinners across Brazil, France, Germany and Japan discovered and saved …

Iran's digital start-ups signal changing times

<b>Western business people returning to Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal may be surprised to find plenty of entrepreneurial drive from a new generation of online start-ups, which have appeared despite years of international sanctions.</b><p>If Amazon chief Jeff Bezos were to go to Iran today, he would …

App-controlled habitat grows just about anything in your home

You can already get smart gardening gear and smart aquariums, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get one box that handles just about anything you'd care to grow in or around your home? Jared Wolfe thinks so. His crowdfunded, internet-connected Biopod can nurture many kinds of plants and animals …

Time Management Tools: Weekly Planners

Designs that go beyond the basics<p>We're approaching the time of year when end users start selecting their calendars or planners for the <i>next</i> year. Last …

Productivity

You can now book a handyman or house painter through Facebook's Messenger app

Facebook has announced a partnership with Pro.com, a marketplace that connects vetted home services professionals with customers, to let users get an …

Can Design Save Comments From The Trolls?

Civil Comments is a new platform that could make Internet comment sections worth reading again.<p>Internet comments are broken. A small population of abusive trolls have ruined Internet commenting for everyone. On this, pretty much everyone can agree. What people can’t agree on is what to do about it. …

Internet

The US is using Twitter to detect earthquakes

When properly filtered, quake-related tweets can trigger alerts in areas without sensors<p>The US Geological Survey (USGS) has begun using data from Twitter to detect earthquakes. In a blog post published this week, Twitter explains how the USGS, the government body responsible for tracking seismic …

Geology

Google now owns abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Apparently owning abc.xyz isn’t enough for the newly-formed conglomerate headed up by Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Thanks to a recent change in DNS registrant info, we now know that Google has (via <i>DomainInvesting</i>) acquired abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com, a site that was first …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Amazon is reportedly considering making its own TV service.</b> It has talked to CBS and NBC about carrying their channels.<p><b>2. Apple design chief Jony Ive says he can now work on "naughty, under-the-radar activities" now that he's the company's chief design officer.</b> "I haven't felt this happy or this …

Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet | Reuters

(Reuters) - Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc.<p>Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol<p>After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced …

Europe and China sign pact to make 5G a reality before we’re all dead

The future never seems to get here fast enough. But now, Europe and China are hopefully going to shorten the wait time.<p>The European Commission and China today announced they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of 5G mobile networks. Following similar agreements with South Korea …

Web design is now completely boring

Once upon a time, when the internet was conceived, we dreamed up crazy websites. Everyone built their sites more or less from scratch, so there was huge diversity in layouts, colors, sound effects, transitions, animations and more.<p>In 2015, it feels like web design has become a lot more boring. The …

Strategy First, App Second: 5 Productivity Methods, and the Apps that Make them Work

Plenty of apps promise to help you stay productive. But it's hard to maximize your energy and stay on schedule.How often have you, for example, …

Spotlight: Social Media Manager Gabrielle Kwarteng

<b>My name is</b> Gabrielle Kwarteng and I am the Social Media Manager for PBH Network, a collection of three sites—All That Is Interesting, Runt, and PBH2—focused on creating the most shareworthy content on the internet, from striking photography galleries to humorous GIFs and the beautiful to bizarre.<p><b>My</b> …

Social Media

Microsoft Office Just Made Its Biggest Change in 30 Years

More than any other productivity app, Microsoft’s Office software suite has dictated the way we work. For years, workplace collaboration has meant …

Software

Hundreds of iPhone apps infected in first major attack on App Store

Developers tricked into using XcodeGhost software that infiltrates legitimate apps in an attempt to steal data<p>Apple has taken down several apps after hundreds were found to have been compromised by a major attack on the App Store.<p>In the first significant security issue to affect the …

Firing Its Designers Might Be The Best Thing For The Creators Of Fruit Ninja

And other game developers agree that it’s a great move if it lets the rest of your company think about design.<p>Do you need to have designers on staff to run a design-focused company? Not necessarily. In fact, there are some circumstances in which handing a few key designers ultimate power over a …

Skype is down worldwide for many users

Skype has gone down for many users across the globe today due to “an issue with the status settings,” according to the company.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Users are noting on Twitter that they are unable to log in, …

Analyzing Your Content With Google Analytics: How to Know What Works

Shares 2K<p>Do you study your website’s Google Analytics?<p>Want to go beyond reporting what you see?<p>To discover how to analyze content using Google …

Complete guide to YouTube Optimization

Ready to get started on YouTube? Or wish your YouTube Channel were performing better? I’m here to help!<p>YouTube is effectively the second largest search engine in the world (behind only Google). With video becoming more and more important (we even launched Buffer for video last week!), now is the …

Google AdWords Rolls Out Structured Snippets

Here's how Google AdWord's new ad extension, structured snippets, can optimize your advertising campaign by driving traffic, boosting CTR, and …

Campaign Management

Adobe

When it comes to your website, get your priorities straight

When we are planning new features for our website we need to consider our users hierarchy of needs.<p>Preorder my self-learning video course for $100 …

Personalization

Jump-Start Your Content Marketing With These 4 Strategies

With all the time and effort that goes into content marketing, the big question is: How do you get it to truly work? Columnist Quinn Whissen outlines …

Google launches its Apple Pay challenger Android Pay in the U.S.

Google is starting to roll out its digital payment system Android Pay in the U.S. today. The new digital wallet allows users to make payments for purchases in stores using their phone.<p>Android Pay can be downloaded to any phone running an Android operating system of KitKat 4.4 or higher. Upon …

Instagram to Offer Self-Serve Advertising Worldwide, 30-Second Video Ads

Advertisements on Instagram aren’t a new concept, but the folks at Facebook are working to open their image sharing platform to even more businesses …

Social Media

Google to Start Rolling Out Android Pay Today

This is the company's second attempt -- remember Google Wallet? -- but the first since Apple Pay rolled out.<p>Google will start making its Android Pay service available today, according to multiple sources, as the search giant prepares to take another stab at mobile payments. The company plans to …

Android Pay