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Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

Facebook now lets you bulk-remove apps from your account

Lots of people use their Facebook account to log into websites, as a convenient alternative to usernames and passwords. But as the Cambridge Analytica scandal showed us, these apps can be privacy-harming nightmares with repercussions far beyond the digital borders of the world’s biggest social …

Ahead of global rollout, the Snapchat redesign could already be sparking growth

Snapchat was prepared to possibly offend some users when launching a redesigned app — but even before the global rollout, Snap Inc. already appears …

Facebook to promote more local news stories

The news you see on Facebook may soon hit closer to home.<p>Facebook (FB) announced Monday it is beginning to prioritize local news stories in News Feed. It's part of an ongoing campaign to prove the social network can have a positive impact on users and society.<p>The change initially applies to U.S. …

Fake News

Google’s art app is now top of iOS and Android download charts thanks to its viral selfies

No thanks to art, or culture<p>It’s amazing what a powerful driver human curiosity can be. Just look at Google’s noble-minded but pretty unexciting Google Arts & Culture app — overlooked by most until it launched a feature last week that let users match their selfies to faces in famous artworks.<p>Now, …

Apps

TV channel Spike is no longer, so its social media manager had a field day

Better to go out with a bang than a whimper, we guess.<p>TV channel Spike is going to be rebranded as the Paramount Network on Thursday, as owner Viacom …

Online graphic design startup Canva is now worth $1 billion

Canva is Australia's first unicorn of 2018, after raising $40 million (AUD$50.9 million) to push the design startup's value over $1 billion.<p>Now …

Venture Capital

30 innovations that improved the world in 2017

2017 may have been a rough year, but there were plenty of inventions, innovations, and gadgets that made the world just a slightly better place.<p>From …

Bye Kickstarter! ICOs are the new crowdfunding

I remember back in 2012 I made my first ever pledge to a project on Kickstarter, the Pebble Watch. Kickstarter had been around for about three years at the time, and was still a fairly new platform.<p>Pebble was an amazing development at the time, predating any of today’s smartwatches by several …

How MIT Solve is Crowdsourcing Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems

Disruption looks a little different when you’re talking about some of the world’s most complex problems, such as the refugee crisis and fighting …

Innovation

Flipboard’s Self-Service Platform Opens for Publishers Around the World

Starting today, any publisher can easily apply to add its content to Flipboard so stories can be discovered and shared with millions of people on our platform. With this new self-service model enabling automated sharing across a huge network, Flipboard becomes an important new channel for awareness …

Mobile Devices

3 Powerful SEO Tips to Help Curators Find Your Content for Flipboard Magazines

No matter what you write about, a portion of the people who arrive on your blog do so as a result of conducting a search. You can enhance that traffic, and in turn the number of people who add your content to their Flipboard Magazines, by being savvy about search engine optimization (SEO). These …

Engines

Facebook admits to nearly as many fake or clone accounts as the U.S. population

Amid the distraction of Facebook's blockbuster earnings this week, the company quietly admitted to hosting more phony accounts than previously …

Why Facebook and Twitter Can’t Be Trusted to Police Themselves

Google, Facebook and Twitter took a beating on Wednesday testifying in front of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees about their role enabling Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. “You bear this responsibility,” California’s Senator Dianne Feinstein lectured the three company lawyers …

Social Media

How Crowdsourcing Can Help Fight Against Cyber Threats

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe coined the phrase, “precaution is better than cure,” and nowhere is that more true than in cybersecurity. Discovering …

Tech Companies Need To Stop Working The Crowd And Let The Crowd Work

Most people in the United States know that gig economy companies such as Uber, TaskRabbit and Postmates are big business. In fact, they are currently estimated to make up 34% of the U.S. workforce, and most of us who reside in urban areas likely know or have met someone working in one of these …

Crowdsourcing

Hundreds of Apps Can Listen for Marketing ‘Beacons’ You Can’t Hear

There are plenty of privacy-invading marketing ploys to worry about in life. Some examples are in your face, some are more subtle. And a relatively …

Digital Marketing Is The Future Of Customer Support

Imagine relaxing with your favorite Netflix show after a long day when, suddenly, your internet connection goes down. In place of your show are a spinning wheel and black screen. You reach for your cell phone and ask Google about your connection loss. Google recommends your provider’s help page, …

Customer Experience

Twitter adds a new feature that puts sports updates at the top of your timeline

Twitter is adding a new feature to help users figure out what's "happening now."<p>The company introduced a new feature today that will highlight sports …

10 Skills An Email Marketing Manager Needs To Succeed (2018 Update)

A lot has been written about the importance of email marketing.<p>And that’s for good reason: if we look at the ROI, email is the best-performing …

Marketing

How to Generate Sales Using Facebook Live

Facebook and YouTube are promoting live video. Take advantage.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel breaks down how you can generate sales through Facebook Live. You've probably heard that Facebook Live is a powerful …

10 Content Marketing Tools to Keep You Organized

Keeping your content marketing organized can sometimes feel more difficult than the actual writing.<p>If you’re anything like me, you probably have …

Project Management

Top 16 Strategies for Keeping Your Small Business Organized in 2018 and Beyond

If you’re looking to grow your business in 2018 and beyond, you need to get started in the right way.In order to get the massive growth you’re hoping …

Productivity

Drone 'attacked' by swarm of Asian hornets and 'sprayed with venom' in Britain

A swarm of Asian hornets attacked and sprayed a fire service drone with venom as it was trying to take a closer look at the nest.<p>Once the nest had …

Why is Silicon Valley obsessed with biohacking?

Hvmn CEO Geoff Woo offers his take on the trend on this bonus episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Counting calories. Tracking steps. Being more efficient. Extending life. Ending death?<p>Silicon Valley is in something of a health craze, and one of the companies catering to it is Hvmn, pronounced …

A biotech CEO who sold a company for $14 billion shares his best career advice

Hung's the CEO of Axovant, a company that has a shot to launch the first new Alzheimer's drug in 15 years. Before joining the company in April, Hung founded Medivation, a cancer drugmaker based San Francisco that Pfizer bought for $14 billion in August 2016.<p>Business Insider asked Hung for his best …

Biotechnology

WhatsApp announces free Business app, will charge big enterprises

WhatsApp is gearing up to finally monetize its messaging app by charging large enterprise businesses for tools to better communicate with customers. WhatsApp will also offer a free app to small-to-medium sized businesses, though it hasn’t outlined the specific functionality of the app. The …

This could be Samsung’s take on the “edge-to-edge” design trend

Samsung already has a few so-called “bezel-less” smartphones in its lineup. The company took the wraps off the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus back in March, while the Galaxy Note 8 was announced last month. All of them feature what Samsung calls an Infinity Display that is surrounded by extremely thin …

Phones

Facebook looks to cash in on WhatsApp, possibly without ads

The social networking giant wants to start making money off WhatsApp, with its massive base of 1 billion daily users.<p>Facebook is finally making plans to start making real money from WhatsApp.<p>The social networking giant snatched up WhatsApp in 2014 for a whopping $22 billion, but the popular …

Wall Street

Wow, here’s a drone delivery system that actually makes sense for once

We’ve seen a half dozen companies show off various flavors of drone delivery already, including the likes of UPS and Amazon. Sure, those are fine, …