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Start your podcast on a budget w/ the Tascam MiniStudio USB Audio Interface for $69 shipped

Adorama offers the Tascam US-32 MiniStudio USB Podcasting Audio Broadcast Interface for <b>$69 shipped</b>. Regularly $100 at Amazon, this beats the all-time low there and is the best available. If you’re looking for a great, budget-friendly way to get XLR and more into your computer for podcasting, …

Music Production

How to Hook Us with Serial Video Content We Can't Stop Watching

<b>If you want to get big results with your video marketing then it’s time to start creating serial video content that engages us to watch more.</b><p><b>The way</b> …

It’s official: the Trump administration has replaced family separation with indefinite family detention

In a new court filing, Trump’s Department of Justice says it’s now legally allowed to detain migrant families — no matter how long their cases take.<p>The Trump administration is keeping families together. In immigration detention. Indefinitely.<p>And they’re arguing that a court order preventing family …

How the Humanitarian Crisis on the Mexico Border Could Worsen

On Thursday morning, Maureen Scott Franco, the El Paso public defender, received a phone call from John Bash, the lead federal prosecutor in the Western District of Texas. Under the federal government’s “zero tolerance” policy, Bash’s office had been bringing criminal cases against immigrants for …

5 Amazing Landing Page Examples + Explanations

bottlein / PixabayA solid landing page is one of the most effective ways for a company to maximize its online presence. In fact, data shows that when …

How publishers are bridging their Instagram and Facebook audiences

Since Facebook changed its algorithm earlier this year to prioritize users’ content over brands’ and publishers’ content, some media companies have …

Jeff Sessions just all but slammed the door on survivors of domestic violence and gang violence

His big new asylum ruling is extremely bad news for parents separated from their children at the border too.<p>Tens of thousands of people who are currently waiting for their asylum cases in the US to be resolved — or waiting for their chance to apply — just got the door all but slammed on …

How Airlines Decide What You'll Pay To Fly Is About To Change Dramatically

How much does it cost to fly from here to there?<p>Choose any two cities in the United States, or heck, anywhere in the world, and if there’s even one flight a week to each of them you’ve been able for at least 20 years now to get an instant, simple answer to that basic question.<p>And, probably with a …

Selling

How an 18-Year-Old Uncovered Tim Ferriss's Secret Cold Email Template to Reach CEOs and VIPs

Never email someone and ask to 'jump on the phone,' 'get coffee' or 'pick your brain.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>My journey began when I was an 18-year-old college freshman. The day before my final exams, I hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold it and</i> …

Success

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

The best recipe apps for Android and iOS

We carry our phones with us everywhere we go — whether it be our living room or workspace — so why shouldn’t we venture into our kitchens with them? …

ACLU Releases Thousands of Documents Showing CBP Abuse of Children During Obama Administration

Front cover of ACLU report<p>On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced that it had obtained thousands of government documents …

Target Audience on Facebook: How to Reach and Convert Them

Now, how exactly do you reach your target audience on Facebook?<p>How to reach your target audience on Facebook<p>After you find out whom you should reach …

Video or Images: Which Performs Better in Facebook Ads?

“Video marketing” is one of today’s hottest industry buzzwords -- and, of course, we at Animoto agree that video is a priceless tool when it comes to …

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

Carnival Cruise Flood Video Is Viewed 1.3 Million Times on Facebook. The Company's Response Is Brilliant

Passenger Marla Haase's video looked a little too much like a scene from Titanic.<p>When a malfunction caused flooding on a Carnival Cruise ship during a Caribbean voyage, a passenger's video went viral on Facebook. The company's response was a fantastic lesson in how to respond to a social media …

Border patrol violence: US paid $60m to cover claims against the agency

<b>Exclusive:</b> analysis of more than a decade of official data reveals government paid settlements after deaths, alleged assaults and wrongful detention<p>The US government has paid out more than $60m in legal settlements where border agents were involved in deaths, driving injuries, alleged assaults and …

Immigration

Facebook F8 2018: What Marketers Need to Know Ahead of Facebook’s Annual Conference

F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, returns this week <i>(May 1 and 2)</i> in San Jose, CA at the McEnery Convention Center.<p>F8 offers developers, …

What happens when someone asks for asylum at the border

About 200 members of a migrant caravan that traveled north through Mexico, drawing the ire of President Donald Trump, plan to come to a San Diego …

What Customers Really Want: It Might Surprise You

You don't need the resources of Amazon or Netflix to make the moves that will keep your customers coming back for more.<p>With the unparalleled success of companies such as Amazon getting constant media attention, it's easy to assume that customers only want products or services that come cheap and …

The Reason Your Social Media Strategy Isn't Working Is Because You Don't Know the Difference Between These 2 Terms

Getting mediocre social media results? It's probably because you're mixing up these two important definitions.<p>By running a social media agency, I've had the opportunity to see how brands of all sizes operate and engage with their audience across various social media platforms. When it comes to …

4 Entrepreneurs Share Which Social Media Outlet Garners The Most Business

Social media represents 30% of the total time spent online. Preceding the internet, if a marketer knew of any physical place that consumers spent 30% of their time, it would be an advertising goldmine. Social media is that goldmine in today’s digital world, and that’s why entrepreneurs, and …

Social Media

ICE has 'become the most brutal kind of national police force'

ICE’s duty should be to protect the public good. But in its quest to round up as many immigrants as possible, ICE has flouted its own policy, ICE has …

Immigration

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

Infographic: How chatbots could help your organization

Robots taking over the world might not be so bad after all.<p>Chatbots are changing the way consumers and organizations interact online. These …

Digital Marketing

10 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Just because we've got winter in the rearview mirror (finally!), there's no reason to push your slow cooker to the back of your kitchen cabinet. This …

Cooking

Trump Supreme Court pick sides with liberals in immigration ruling against administration

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced.<p>The court's 5-4 decision — an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices — …

Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice

“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind,” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice .” Soon they quit their jobs because they were earning enough from artists …

Brown agrees to send National Guard troops to Mexico border

LOS ANGELES — In an apparent de-escalation of the raging conflict between California and President Donald Trump over immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday agreed to increase California National Guard operations along the state’s border with Mexico, while insisting personnel will not be used to …

13 types of videos that could power up your business

You’ve been thinking about investing in video content, but you’re not sure where to start.<p>Video is certainly worthy of investment, but it’s important …

Social Media