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Facebook's Fascinating New Videos Demystify A.I.'s Scary Reputation

Yann LeCun is here to rescue A.I. from the mystics.<p>Artificial intelligence gets a bad rap: People are told that it’s rapidly advancing and that it …

Twitter has a new head of product who barely uses the product

He’s tweeted 143 times<p>Twitter’s ceaseless search for someone to tell the social network where to go and how to get there has come to a momentary pause. The company announced today, on Twitter of course, that it has hired startup founder Keith Coleman as vice president of product.<p>Coleman, according …

7 Things You're Doing Wrong on Social Media | Inc.com

When it comes to social media, it's hard to do things right. Really, really hard. But it's worth the effort, because social is a powerful marketing tool. Three-quarters of respondents in a Sprout Social survey of 1,000 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users say they've made a purchase after seeing …

Public Relations

7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Every year, I make predictions about what the coming year’s potential developments in the world of social media marketing. And every year, I have to think back and chuckle at all the people who claimed social marketing was just a fad—as little as a few years ago.<p>It’s clear now that social media …

Marketing

There's a secret Google feature that makes it incredibly easy to set reminders

What makes Google so good at reminders? You can set a reminder simply by typing in the Google search box, just like you would if you were actually searching something.<p>It's insanely easy because there's nothing easier than performing a Google search.<p>It's especially useful if you need to set a …

How to Create a Watercolor Texture in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingGet on trend with watercolor textures in Adobe Illustrator! In this tutorial we'll create our very own watercolor textures …

Graphics

4 Brands Killing It With Email Marketing

Want your email marketing campaigns to be more successful? Follow in the footsteps of these companies doing it right.<p>When used correctly, email marketing can increase sales, keep customers interested in your brand, and dramatically improve your overall ROI. When used incorrectly, email marketing …

4 New AdWords Features Will Make You More Money

For companies today, mobile isn't just important--it's essential.<p>How many hours each day do you spend on your smartphone? Whether you're checking your email, searching for a business, or reading the latest stories from Inc., most of us are constantly connected.<p>We've long since passed the time when …

Microsoft’s mobile problem may not be a problem at all

When Microsoft announced its Windows 10 strategy last year, the thinking was that the unified platform would drive Windows Mobile and finally bring the Windows phone out of the doldrums where it’s been virtually forever.<p>The idea was you could develop once for Windows 10 desktop and easily share …

The Secret of Million-Dollar Brands Is Their Cult-Like Following

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you think about some of the world’s greatest brands and most successful entrepreneurs, they all have one thing in common -- a cult-like following. When Apple releases a new iPhone, there are people lined up for days outside of Apple …

Want to Start a Freelance Business? 12 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Advice

Experience is a great teacher, but so is learning from people who have been there and done that -- extremely well.<p>You have the skills. You have the desire. You have the persistence, work ethic, and belief in yourself required to start your own business and become a successful freelancer.<p>But what …

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

3 Easy Ways to Make Oatmeal for Breakfast

One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast is oatmeal, which is no wonder I've come up with a variety of ways to make having it for breakfast so much easier. Check out three processes I use to keep me organized and eating healthy all week long.<p><b>No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal</b><p>This cold bowl of oatmeal …

Adobe’s New Experience Design CC Looks to Simplify App, Web Design and Prototyping

Adobe on Monday released a preview version of its new Experience Design CC (XD) app. First demonstrated as Project Comet at Adobe MAX in October …

10 most important things in advertising

Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat. SuccessStories.com<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1.</b><b>These are the 30 most creative women in advertising</b>. From nominations, paired with our own research, we selected 30 of the most impressive women in advertising.<p><b>2.</b> …

8 Branding Mistakes That Can Result in Major Setbacks

<i>By</i> <i>John Lincoln</i><p>Your brand is the most valuable aspect of your business--and the most fragile. You are online, so the whole world is watching you and your business. From my experience as a CEO of a digital marketing agency, I've noticed major branding mistakes that can easily be avoided. Years of …

Entrepreneurship

Campaign

The Most Interesting Man in the World is being temporarily replaced for a good reason

He doesn't always take trips to Mars, but when he does, he never returns.<p>Dos Equis is officially ending Jonathan Goldsmith's decade-long tenure as …

7 Tiny Changes in Mindset to Dramatically Improve the Quality of Your Life

Does it feel like your brain controls you instead of the other way around?<p>You want to live a productive, happy, and successful life, but mental roadblocks keep getting in your way.<p>You know what it takes to become successful, but it's easier said than done. You are willing to do the work it takes to …

10 Brilliant Graphic Design Trends of 2016

Trends come and go, they emerge, some stay for years, others are more of a flash in the pan. They don’t start one year and end the next, instead they …

Graphic Design

Don't Use These 3 Marketing Strategies That Will Sink Your Company | Inc.com

Do you like when other people prove you wrong?<p>I think it's probably safe to say that most people don't like to be wrong--it's kind of like the natural aversion to the nails-on-chalkboard sound.<p>Recently, I asked my fans to send me examples of marketing tactics they've tried for their businesses that …

Marketing

Marketers Keep Spending on Social Despite Lack of Results

Marketers are expected to nearly double their social media spending in the next five years even though most can't show the impact of social on their …

Here's why the eight-hour workday doesn't work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual …

Google And Samsung At War Over Ads

Samsung launched an Ad Blocker for its phones on the Google Play store called Adblock Fast earlier this week. Google has since pulled the app, claiming that it’s in breach of the developer agreement. Specifically section 4.4, which prevents apps from messing with third-party services. It reads:<p>You …

Google Play

What Is a Mockup: The Final Layer of UI Design

Wireframes are the skeleton. Prototypes demonstrate the behavior. Mockups are the skin.In this article, we’ll explain why mockups are just as …

Mockups

Building Project Comet: Evolving Onboarding

As a design-driven Product Manager, working on Project Comet is a surreal experience—the momentum and excitement from the UX/UI community has been …

How to Transform Your Website Into a Marketing Powerhouse for a Mobile World

In today's digital age billions of dollars in spending decisions are influenced by websites, but... most business websites are not ready for a mobile world yet, nor have been designed with ROI in mind. To make things worse, websites are still seen by a large group of companies as "must-have" cost …

This Millennial Marketer Helped One Brand Get Over 1 Million Likes On Facebook

I hope you’re ready for Caroline Beaton.<p>As an editor for news and media site Elephant Journal, Beaton has helped the site reach over 1 million likes on Facebook while winning over an impressive list of contributors and an overly loyal subsection of Millennial readers.<p>Now she is taking her knowledge …

Marketing

Beyond design trends: Timeless user interface techniques

Access to better internet connections and design tools are giving designers more flexibility to use techniques – such as video, custom typography and animation – that were off-limits a few years ago.<p>We are already starting to see some of the tactics that are likely to dominate the design scene, and …