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A psychotherapist shares 7 things you should do every night if you want to be more successful

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Move over, Prada: Millennials can't get enough of Koio, an Italian sneaker company that sells luxury shoes for a fraction of the cost

What do millennials want from their footwear?<p>It's a question that Johannes Quodt and Chris Wichert have explored ever since they booked a one-way ticket to Italy in 2014 with the quest of creating a shoe tailored to the taste of today's up-and-comers.<p>Millennials, Quodt and Wichert know, are …

Shoes

7 Social Media Trends to Watch and Capitalize On in 2018

The trend is your friend.Why? Because trends often become the norm, and getting in early allows you to harness its power without too much competition …

Learn how to make money on Instagram by taking this online course

If you can't walk down the sidewalk without running into someone with their head buried in their phone, there's a 95% chance it's because they're …

This 31-year-old mortgage broker has made millions flipping homes — see the before and after photos

Flipping houses is riveting reality television for some. For others, it's a living.<p>Thomas Bayles joined the real-estate business at the tail end of the financial crisis to become a full-time flipper. He buys the ugliest houses in desirable neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles, pours money into …

‘Facebook has been a disaster for us’: Candid thoughts of European publishers

The Digiday Publishing Summit Europe kicked off on Oct. 23 in overcast Berlin with the distinct feeling of gloom: unhappiness with Facebook, worry …

Does Snapchat Discover want to be TV or magazines? Maybe both

In August, CNN replaced its Snapchat Discover channel with a daily news show called “The Update.” It was an interesting move for the news giant, …

With Facebook’s focus on video, publishers hear less about Instant Articles

Facebook’s obsession with figuring out how to make money from video has some publishers wondering what’s happening with its other recent big …

Google's latest move means you actually have to pay for news

Google’s decade-long stranglehold on digital publishing business models is loosening after the company announced it would get rid of its first click …

French publisher Liberation now gets half of mobile ad revenue from Facebook Instant Articles

While some publishers have found it challenging to monetize Facebook Instant Articles, French news publisher Libération remains a fan. According to …

Digital Advertising

Facebook Is Still In Denial About Its Biggest Problem

In a world where social media is the pre-eminent news conduit, ‘If it’s outrageous, it’s contagious’ is the new ‘If it bleeds, it leads’<p>It’s a good time to re-examine our relationship with Facebook Inc.<p>In the past month, it has been revealed that Facebook hosted a Russian influence operation which …

Brands Are Doing More Experiential Marketing. Here’s How They’re Measuring Whether It’s Working

As brands see more and more people use ad blockers, tune out TV spots or cut the cord altogether, it’s easy to see why Jaguar, Absolut, Mastercard …

How Self-Taught Designer Janessa Leoné Pulled $3 Million Out Of A Hat

When Janessa Leoné graduated from the University of San Diego in 2009 with a degree in English literature, she got a job as a nanny and started studying for the law school admission test. Then she took a trip to Paris that changed her life.<p>In a thrift shop in the city’s funky Marais neighborhood, a …

Los Angeles

A clear picture is emerging of how Russia used Facebook to try to sway the election — here's what we know so far

A steady stream of leaks most likely coming from Capitol Hill — Facebook said late last week that it would turn over the ads to Congress — have indicated the ads and the accounts that bought them were focused primarily on exploiting divisions over issues like race and immigration.<p>And as Business …

Facebook loses attention as publishers shift focus to other platforms

Facebook is often used interchangeably with platform domination. But some publishers are shifting their attention beyond Facebook. In interviews, …

Facebook has pulled Instant Articles off Messenger

While Facebook prepares to offer readers a way to subscribe and pay for news directly from inside its app, the social network continues to tinker with how it presents publishers’ content elsewhere. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Facebook has removed Instant …

Facebook is ready to spend $1 billion to become a major hub for videos: Report

<b>Facebook</b> is ready to shell out a whopping $1 billion to become a major hub for videos, a media report said on 9 September.<p>Representational image. …

Meet Facebook Watch, Mark Zuckerberg's Response to Netflix and YouTube | Inc.com

Here comes Facebook TV.<p>After unveiling its shows initiative earlier this month, Facebook will be making its new hub for videos available to most of its US users over the next few days.<p>Called Watch, the new area includes a wide range of videos of varying lengths, including scripted series, live …

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Business Strategy

Tinder hits top grossing app in the App Store on heels of Tinder Gold launch

Tinder has hit number 1 in the App Store’s top grossing category for the very first time.<p>Claiming top spot in the App Store likely has to do with the global launch of Tinder Gold, which lets users see who has liked them without swiping at all, among other premium features.<p>Tinder’s initial foray …

BuzzFeed Needs Display Advertising To Boost Revenue Growth

BuzzFeed -- which eschewed display ads on its site because they cluttered web pages, mostly annoy readers, and can slow page load times -- has done …

Facebook admits 'giving people a voice is not enough' as it monetises Instant Articles

Facebook has confirmed after months of anticipation that it will add subscriptions to its publisher platform, Instant Articles, while it won’t take a …

Facebook faces scare that teens are, like, totally going to Snapchat and Instagram. Again.

If it’s August, then it’s mostly definitely rerun season. Now playing on the internet: the episode in which everyone freaks out that young people are abandoning Facebook in favor of hot new social media services like Snap and Instagram.<p>This episode was first broadcast in 2013, when CEO Mark …

How We Are Helping Startups Tap into the Best Technical Talent with DeveloperOnRent

This column is authored by Kapil Mehta, Founder, DeveloperOnRent.com Most ofThe post How We Are Helping Startups Tap into the Best Technical Talent …

Exclusive: Angel network RAIN backs jobs portal SkillConnect

SkillConnect, a recruitment portal, has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Rajasthan Angel Investor Network, a top company executive …

Media Industry

ProoV scores $14 million Series B for proof of concept platform

ProoV, a startup founded by a couple of industry veterans, solves a problem the founders encountered many times over the years: how do you get the CIO or CTO to agree to do a proof of concept for your startup to show that your idea will actually work as you’ve described.<p>Today the company announced …

Facebook’s latest News Feed change could push more publishers to Instant Articles

Facebook says it will use load time to determine what to show you. Instant Articles load really fast.<p>Facebook is once again updating its almighty News Feed algorithm, this time to take into account how quickly (or slowly) a web page loads after a user clicks on a link from their mobile …

How The New Google Feed Can Outperform Facebook

Last week Google launched a personalized “feed”, a very smart move as it positions the company to compete with other social feeds like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To try it, activate the feed in the Google mobile app and you will see a personalized stream of stories and videos, based on your …

Social Media