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72% Of Marketers Say Data Analysis More Important Than Social Media Skills

A new report by ad-tech provider Blue Venn finds that 72% of marketers consider data analysis more important than social media skills. The report, …

Marketing

4 Creative (and Aboveboard) Ways to Improve Your Search Engine Rankings - Copyblogger

Promoting your content has clear short-term benefits — like attracting new readers, social shares, and comments.<p>But did you know it’s also a critical …

#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week Ending November 18, 2016)

Google and Facebook both announced they were banning fake news websites from participating in their ad networks this week, following criticism over the coverage of the 2016 election. Reports suggested Snapchat has filed for one of the biggest tech IPOs in years, while WhatsApp made video calling …

Social Media

The Oculus Rift goes on sale at Best Buy later this week

The Oculus Rift is coming to retail stores this weekend, and things just got a little more complicated for preorder customers. On May 7th, 48 Best Buy locations across the US will start offering demos of Oculus' virtual reality headset. The chains will also have an "extremely limited" supply of …

Somebody Is Cutting Internet Cables, Causing Massive Outages

The FBI is investigating a mysterious string of attacks on fiber optic cables in the San Francisco Bay area, including one that severely disrupted …

Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity

By Amber Case5 minute Read<p>Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and …

The cofounder of Uber has a new app with a wait list that's 80,000 people long

Garrett Camp, the cofounder of Uber, has a new on-demand app that lets you summon a whole network of people to help you shop with the press of a button. But don't count on trying it anytime soon.<p>Operator, officially unveiled on Thursday, already has more than 80,000 people waiting to try it out …

Startups

Technology turns touchscreen displays into biometric scanners

Join us on<p>Newsletter<p>Subscribe to our newsletter for a daily roundup of what's happening in tech delivered straight to your inbox.<p>A team of researchers from Yahoo Labs has developed a much affordable alternative to fingerprint sensors for phones. It's a biometric system called "Bodyprint," and it …

Scanners

First YouTube Video Ever Goes Viral All Over Again On Its 10th Birthday

Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of "Me at the zoo," the first video ever uploaded to YouTube.<p>The clip was posted on April 23, 2005 by Jawed Karim, who founded the company with Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. In the video, he talks about the elephants at the San Diego Zoo.<p>"Cool thing about these …

Luxottica CEO says company is working on Google Glass 2.0

When Nest CEO Tony Fadell took over Google Glass back in February, he pledged to redesign the headset "from scratch." Well, it looks like that process is well underway. In a company meeting today, Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said the Italian eyewear company is working with the folks in Mountain View …

Facebook's new notifications tab is a robust mini-news hub

Facebook wants notifications to become much more than a perfunctory list of recent behavior, events and invitations.<p><i>Mashable</i> has learned the social …