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New indoor tracking tech could stalk your every move

Would you feel comfortable being tracked every time you walked into a shopping mall, casino or airport? New technology could make it possible for …

7 Digital Marketing Solutions for Every Startup’s Needs

<i>Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about.<p>As the Digital Marketing Manager, it’s my job to get Sinch — a cloud based …

Mobile marketing automation firm Swrve raises $10M

Mobile marketing automation startup Swrve has raised $10 million to fuel its sales, marketing, and engineering expansion.<p>The second round of funding is one of the first tasks accomplished by Christopher Dean, who became chief executive of San Francisco-based Swrve three months ago. Swrve combines …

How One Guy Used YouTube To Get Thousands Of Teens To Donate $75,000 To Charity

This weekend, Franta headlined the inTOUR LA convention in Pasadena, California, along with a dozen other YouTubers and Viners — all with hundreds of thousands (and for some, millions) of fans, followers, and subscribers across all social media platforms.<p>Franta, who makes vlog-style videos, has …

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25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

Here's How Pop Stars Make Money Now That People Don't Buy Music

"Everyone assumes I made millions from the John Lewis ad. I probably made $13,500," said the singer, whose cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know made it to Number One last year. It was played incessantly on the radio, and - of course - the television, as the soundtrack to John Lewis's Christmas …

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Jazz for Beginners: How to Listen to Jazz | The Art of Manliness

Jazz.<p>It’s the music that many men say they like, but don’t actually know anything about.<p>Which is a shame for a whole host of reasons.<p>For starters, …

AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously

Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it’s a profession. The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at the ‘big-picture’ future of the human race, and notably, the risks that could wipe us out …

The Nasty Bits: How Video Games, Electronic Music and Hip-Hop Intersect

Sounds that sound simple don’t necessarily make simple music, just ask Antwon, Danny Brown, Gucci Mane, Anamanaguchi and more.<p><i>Photo by Sabato Visconti</i><p>Sounds that sound simple don’t necessarily make simple music, just ask Antwon, Danny Brown, Gucci Mane, Anamanaguchi and more. It's pretty obvious …

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Handheld Laser Harnesses Moon's 'Dark Power' to Set Stuff on Fire

We weren't aware the moon was a source of "dark power," but apparently it is. And that power has been harnessed in one of Wicked Lasers' latest …

Meet Mapei, The Singer Out To Reinvent Modern Soul

Be prepared to have her on repeat.

Love and Music: A Retrospective

<i>Component is a section of Aux.Out. for one-off pieces, special editorials, and lost orphans of the music discussion. Today, Alyssa Pereira discusses</i> …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Listen To Kurt Cobain's Haunting Interview About Alienation And Identity

"I’m always in pain, too, and that really adds to the anger in our music...I'm kind of grateful for it."

EP Stream: Blu & Nottz ‘Gods In The Spirit’

Blu and Nottz have got a real treat for hip-hop heads today. The Los Angeles lyricist and Virginia super producer have teamed up for a six-track EP …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Paying The Piper: Music Streaming Services In Perspective

As sales of recorded music continue to plummet, the concept of fans "owning" music may soon be considered old-fashioned. Today, it's all about access to music, rather than ownership of an album or a song, and newer streaming services like Spotify are at the center of the storm.<p>Two weeks ago, …