Behrouz Jafarnezhad

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Facebook's Ambitious News Feed Changes Are Shaking up the Ad World

A New Algorithm for the New Year<p>On January 11th, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg struck fear into the hearts of marketers everywhere with the following …

Facebook

Romelu Lukaku rounds off easy Manchester United win against Stoke

Manchester United took advantage of Manchester City’s defeat at Liverpool to close the deficit to 12 points with this accomplished win. It is still a chasm but José Mourinho and co will feel better, and the club will be given a further lift should they secure Alexis Sánchez, with them now firmly in …

Anthony Martial

The Enverge is a deadly looking electric car from a company you’ve never heard of

GAC says it’s primed to enter the US market by 2019<p>You probably haven’t heard of GAC, the Chinese automaker with big designs on the US market. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GAC is seeking to up its profile in advance of its 2019 US launch with — what else? — an …

Electric Vehicles

How Influencer Marketing Can Become a Powerful Weapon for Brands

Think about influencers the next time you put on your ultra-cool, collectible, musician-promoted hip-hop jersey.<p>Marketers are dedicating more and more time and resources to influencer marketing. In fact, Bloglovin found that 63 percent of the marketers it surveyed had increased their budgets for …

Digital Marketing

Jose Mourinho blocks Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez-Anthony Martial swap proposal

gossip<p>Manchester United remain in discussions with Arsenal to sign Alexis Sanchez but have ruled out the possibility of including Anthony Martial in …

Soccer

Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not too long ago, one of my daughter's middle-school teachers told me that my daughter was spending a lot of time on her phone during class. As a mother, this was concerning. But I was not surprised. I am a physician and filmmaker who dedicated my time to make the documentary "Screenagers: …

Emotions

Cryptocurrency visualization shows all the $6.4 billion poured into ICOs

Token sales and initial coin offerings (ICO) were certainly the hottest buzzwords of the year for thousands of recreational cryptocurrency enthusiasts and seasoned investors alike. But have you ever wondered precisely how much money was poured into this trend this year? There’s a visualization that …

These 12 Website Mistakes Are Sabotaging Your SEO Strategy

You were so excited when you first started investing in SEO.<p>But, as you continued to pour time from your watch and money from your pockets, your …

11 Experts Predict the Future of Content Marketing in 2018

Reaching the members of your audience through a content-cluttered landscape -- and their ad blockers -- will be harder than ever in 2018. Fortunately, there are new technologies and techniques that can help.<p>Marketing moves fast, and working in this industry means you've got to get comfortable with …

The 22 Major Stores Online that Accept Bitcoin

There's a whole lot of Bitcoin places out there.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Apps, Money, Steam & Travel<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …

The Latest Tesla Challenger Takes on the Auto Industry With a Stunning Electric Sedan

While the world's most famous automakers were pulling the covers off their latest, shiniest offerings at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a dark gray sedan …

Santa Cruz

3 Biggest Ways Blockchain Will Change Society

While the time horizon for a "blockchain based" future is variable, here are three trends to look out for during this blockchain revolution.<p>The potential of blockchain stretches far beyond and high above any of the buzz you hear surrounding cryptocurrency trading profits and initial coin offering …

Bitcoin

FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.<p>Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, thanks to the new FDA approval, the device can now be used in …

Apple’s hand is down and its $1 trillion dream now rests with consumers

As we head into the end of 2017, it’s pretty safe to say that Apple’s fate — barring any major issue with its phones — is now in the hands of its consumers.<p>With the iPhone X now in stores (well, sort of — if you catch them at the right time), Apple has now laid down its hand and waits to see where …

Facebook and Twitter to Share Information with United Kingdom Over Brexit

Facebook and Twitter will help the United Kingdom determine whether Russia played a role in spreading misinformation leading up the Brexit vote.<p>The …

MacOS High Sierra bug: blank password let anyone take control of a Mac

Apple provides emergency fix for flaw that allows access to secure preferences with username ‘root’ and subsequent bypass of lock screen<p>A serious security flaw was found in the latest version of Apple’s macOS High Sierra that could allow anyone to access locked settings on a Mac using the user name …

iOS

Samsung's graphene batteries could charge your phone in 12 minutes

While persistent efforts in phone design and software optimization have got us to the point where our handsets can now last a day on a single charge, there’s work to be done yet if we’re heading for a future rife with VR and AR apps.<p>To that end, Samsung says it’s inching closer to making better …

Snapchat's latest filters recognize pets and food

Ahead of its imminent redesign, Snapchat is rolling out new filters that recognize what's in your snaps to provide contextually-aware graphics. Snap quietly began doling out the new feature (which lives inside its filter carousel) to users last week, the company confirmed to <i>Mashable</i>. You can …

Jose Mourinho wants Michael Carrick to join Man Utd coaching staff

Jose Mourinho has offered Michael Carrick a role on his coaching staff at Manchester United.<p>The United midfielder revealed on Friday that he had undergone a cardiac ablation to correct an irregular heart rhythm that left him suffering from dizzy spells and has limited him to just one appearance …

Why Dan Bilzerian’s Diversified Portfolio of Cryptocurrencies is Favorable

Dan Bilzerian, the popular social media celebrity and professional poker player, has a diversified portfolio of cryptocurrencies, with funds evenly …

Bitcoin soars above $9,000 to new record high

• <b>The price of bitcoin, the scorching-hot cryptocurrency, soared above $9,000 a coin for the first time on Sunday.</b>• <b><br>Bitcoin was trading up 7.16% against the US dollar at an all-time high of 9,398 a coin at 12:22 p.m. ET.</b><p>Bitcoin's impressive march into record territory continued Sunday afternoon.<p>The …

Here's how many people watched the original shows that Facebook is renewing for second seasons

Facebook has ordered second seasons for only a handful of the original shows it's funding for its Watch video section. The shows all share the same kind of viewership numbers: Significant views in the tens of millions followed by steep declines in viewership for subsequent episodes.<p>Watch is …

Lindelof kickstarts his United career

<b>There are often turning points, single moments in a match, when fans look back and think ‘that kickstarted his career’.</b><p>The Old Trafford faithful …

The Paradise Papers suggest Chinese tech billionaire Lei Jun is connected to the world’s biggest bitcoin miner

<b>Update</b> (Nov. 27): Lei Jun denies investing in bitcoin or Bitmain; Bitmain says the entity linked to Lei Jun in the Paradise Papers is not a shareholder.<p>Lei Jun amassed a $7 billion fortune by making stylish, affordable smartphones under the Xiaomi brand. He’s now one of China’s richest men, and is …

China

Exclusive: Nearly 4 Million Bitcoins Lost Forever, New Study Says

Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever. When all 21 million bitcoins are mined by …

Jose Mourinho admits to ‘dilemma’ over Paul Pogba after Manchester United beat Brighton

Jose Mourinho admits he is facing a ‘dilemma’ with Paul Pogba following Manchester United‘s win over Brighton on Saturday.<p>Ashley Young’s deflected …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

An Updated List of Facebook's Algorithm Changes

If you do Facebook marketing, one thing that you might want to understand is the Facebook algorithm.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>If you do Facebook marketing, one thing that you might want to understand is the Facebook algorithm.<p>The Facebook algorithm helps make sense of the huge number …

Five things we learned in the Premier League

Leaders Manchester City maintained their grip on the Premier League title race despite John Stones’s injury, while Paul Pogba inspired Manchester …

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

• <b>Advances in machine learning now mean that doctors can take a photo and identify the disease or condition depicted.</b>• <b><br>Apple is a fan of one specific app, VisualDx, that uses new machine learning software to assist with diagnosis on an iPhone.</b>• <b><br>VisualDx has built a database of 32,000 high-quality medical</b> …