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Telegram now sends disappearing messages, just like Snapchat

Sorry Snap, looks like someone else is stealing your ideas.<p>Telegram, popular for its encrypted messaging service (and adorable emojis!), just upped its privacy game for users.<p>The app now lets you send your friends "self-destructing" photos and videos that disappear after a few seconds, the company …

Social Media

Snapchat's features could soon be harder to copy

Snap Inc. has quietly acquired a team that specializes in protection against reverse engineering. Prior to joining SnapChat, the Strong.Codes team built software which prevented dismantling a product to learn how to copy or rebuild it. This process obviously isn't news to Snap, which has previously …

Evan Spiegel

Why Ethereum Is Much More Valuable Than Bitcoin: SoFi CEO

As lending startup SoFi expands from student loans to full-service banking, it is also venturing into one of the trendiest areas among big Wall …

Bitcoin

Condé Nast Is Hiring a Snapchat Team to Crank Out More Discover Content

Condé Nast is hoping to find millennials on Snapchat. After inking a deal with Snapchat to create stories—the strings of photos and videos curated at …

Digital Media

Flipboard enhances video offering, addresses brand safety and fake news

Custom news curation app Flipboard today announced that it is opening the platform up to standard VAST video advertising for brands, bringing the …

Mike McCue

Ethereum is plunging despite flash-crash victims getting their money back

Ethereum is under pressure on Monday, trading down 18.55%, or $55, near $241. The selling comes despite a late Friday blog post from GDAX — an exchange for cryptocurrencies like ethereum and bitcoin — promising that victims of last Wednesday's flash-crash will be made whole. Ethereum tumbled from …

Ethereum

How to Create an Effective Sales Funnel Using Instagram

Discover what you need to do to begin attracting more prospects and closing more deals with help from your Instagram account.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Kim Walsh Phillips’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>One of my favorite …

Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker

Those rumors of Apple unveiling a Siri-enabled speaker just got a little more tangible. <i>Bloomberg</i> sources claim that Apple has started manufacturing the voice-controlled device. It might be announced at WWDC on June 5th, the insiders say. Just don't expect to buy one right away, though. If the rumor …

Manchester United transfer news: Barcelona make Ander Herrera No.1 target in summer midfield search

Barcelona’s new head coach Ernesto Valverde has made Manchester United’s Ander Herrera his number one midfield target ahead of a potential summer transfer assault.<p>The 27-year-old won the Red Devils’ Player of the Year award for his performances in 2016-17 but so far no contract extension has been …

Soccer

The 32 most valuable clubs in European football

Soccer

Apple Making iPhone 8 Bigger Than iPhone 7? Dimensions Leaked In New Renders | International Business Times

iPhone 8, Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone, might be bigger than its predecessor, according to leaked dimensions of the phone, iDrop News reported …

Paul Pogba slammed by former Manchester United star Paul Parker for social media antics

Former Manchester United ace Paul Parker has hit out at Paul Pogba for his social media antics.<p>France international Pogba joined United in a world …

Soccer

Report: Pereira set for United chance after impressing on loan

Andreas Pereira could be the next player to graduate into Manchester United's senior setup after an impressive sojourn with La Liga cellar-dweller …

Manchester United ready to resist Real Madrid approach for David de Gea

• United’s stance is to not allow sale of players they wish to keep • Champions League football could help tempt Griezmann to Old Trafford<p>Manchester United have no intention of selling David de Gea, despite Real Madrid’s interest, because the goalkeeper is not seeking a move and the stance at Old …

Old Marketing Habits Don't Work Anymore; Here Are 4 Modern Tactics You Need

Marketing is no longer "arts and crafts." Strengthen your plan with these four tactics.<p>If you took a marketing class in college, you probably remember the four Ps of marketing. When I was an undergrad, these four words were burned into my brain: Product, Price, Promotion, and Place.<p>Most modern …

The Simple Facebook Posting Strategy That Helped us 3x Our Reach and Engagement

In October of 2016 we dramatically changed our Facebook posting strategy.<p>A gradual, but noticeable shift in many social media algorithms and an …

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to reach your chosen audience at the right time. To help you do this …

Millennial ‘influencers’ who are the new stars of web advertising

Beauty vloggers and cult celebrities are being courted by luxury brands<p>Seven years ago, Chiara Ferragni was a fledgling 23-year-old fashion blogger, studying law at university in Milan. She never finished her degree, but now lives in a $3.5m Los Angeles mansion packed with antiques, and spends her …

How to Run Your WordPress Freelance Business Like an Agency

Having managed a startup marketing agency for a few years, I can tell you that it’s not easy work. Although I had managed projects for nearly a …

Project Management

10 Ways to Organically Market Your Brand on Instagram

With more than 300 million users, Instagram is now the world’s no.1 image and video sharing platform that offers a significant opportunity for …

Social Media Marketing

Stop Being Cheap About Social Media--Your Business Needs It to Survive

Social media used to be cheap and easy. Now, it's time to get serious.<p>In recent years, increased competition and clutter on social media as well as the rise of social media algorithms have caused the entire landscape to change drastically for anyone using it to market their business.<p>A 2014 study by …

Elite social media: where the internet’s 1 percent hangs out

On the internet, no one can see your Rolex<p>The social network Best of All Worlds is five years old (ancient by Silicon Valley standards) and has just a tiny fraction of the users its contemporaries like Facebook and Twitter have. But Best of All Worlds isn’t failing. In fact, the social network’s …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Google announced plans for programmatic TV.</b> It's the first time television ads will be bought through the company, but it's unclear what kind of inventory will be available, according to Ad Age.<p><b>2. Amazon wants to</b> …

Advertising

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Learning

Swatch's provocative 'Tick different' slogan has Apple riled

We don't know when exactly Apple and Swatch first had a falling out, but trademark disputes seem to be the stage both have chosen to publicly acknowledge their strained relationship. In the latest example of this, Apple is challenging Swatch's "Tick different" trademark, which features in marketing …

Swatch

Apple has 80 engineers working on a tiny chip that could increase battery life on iPhones

Apple is working on an in-house chip dedicated to power management, the latest sign that it wants to develop more core technologies, instead of buying or licensing them from other technology companies.<p>Apple has 80 engineers working on a part called a "PMIC," or a power management integrated …

Apple Watch

Qualcomm sues Apple for hobbling its iPhone chips to make Intel look better

After Apple hit Qualcomm with a barrage of lawsuits earlier this year, the chipmaker is countersuing Apple right back. Qualcomm today filed its Answers and Counterclaims to Apple’s January lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of California. The full details of the suit can be read in a 139-page …

Facebook Messenger adds group payments to make sure your shady friends pay up

We’ve all been there before: you go out to eat with a group of people and pay the bill, only to have someone ‘forget’ to pay you back. Facebook Messenger’s new group payment feature could go a long way to solve that.<p>Previously, you could only pay or request money from one person at a time on …

Facebook

A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel

The average Facebook user spends almost an hour on the site every day, according to data provided by the company last year. A Deloitte survey found that for many smartphone users, checking social media apps are the first thing they do in the morning – often before even getting out of bed. Of …

Psychology