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Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram — And Cashing In

Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups. Welcome to the secret underbelly of Instagram.<p>In late February, an Instagram account called Viral Hippo posted a photo of a black square. There was …

Social Media

Infographic: 6 social media marketing trends to watch

When it comes to social media marketing, one thing is certain: Nothing lasts forever.What worked last year for your marketing strategy might not this …

Social Media Marketing

10 Affordable Watches That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

It's all about keeping it simple.<p>You need to know what time it is. That's why, watches are one of the few truly universal accessories in menswear. And they alone can shift the feeling of any outfit. If you're in the market for something that looks sophisticated—but without the budget to support a …

Clothing

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

10 digital tools to grow your Instagram following

Any business serious about long-term success needs to focus on increasing its brand visibility through social media. However, with so much …

Marketing

9 Social Media Trends to Pay Attention to In 2018

What social media trends are worth your time and investment this year?<p>From new features, consumer preferences to different brand opportunities, there are a lot to look forward this year that will help every marketer develop a unicorn (solid) strategy to refine their marketing plans.<p>Let's take a …

15 Ways to Optimize Your Instagram Profile

Instagram is ideal for brands but making your profile the best it can be requires patience and lots of tweaking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2017, Instagram added an additional 100 million users to their platform and there are no signs of slowed growth in 2018. …

13 Expert Instagram Hacks to Increase Engagement | Inc.com

Over the past year, I've been going all inon Instagram. I've talked to experts and sought out advice on how to turn this channel into a primary means of engaging my audience, versus just an afterthought place to post fun photos from my adventures.<p>I interviewed a fellow entrepreneur who uses his …

Marketing

Trump Is About to Make Tip-Pooling Legal Again. Here’s What That Means for Restaurant Workers

• The Trump Administration's Department of Labor wants to allow restaurateurs to collect tips earned by front-of-house staff and redistribute them as they see fit.<br>• This could help shore up the growing pay inequality between cooks and servers.<br>• This could also mean employers could keep tips for …

20 incredible charities that give 99% of the money they get to the actual cause

Those who want to qualify for a tax deduction for the current year, need to make their charitable donations by December 31st. Here are 6 ways to do …

I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram — Here’s What I Learned

In the world of Instagram, there is a practice known as <i>botting</i> — and I hate it. For the uninitiated, botting is the process of tying your Instagram …

Social Media

This Ice Cream Is Made From Food Waste (It’s Delicious)

The Portland-based Salt & Straw is releasing a new series of flavors crafted exclusively from food that otherwise would have ended up in the trash to bring attention to all the good food we throw away.<p>The ice cream is a rich, off-white color, streaked through with warm brown apple butter that cuts …

These tiny pies are almost too adorable to eat, but of course we still will because pie

There’s a place in Austin, Texas making tiny pies that are almost too cute to chow down on. It’s called Tiny Pies, because of course it is. And …

A Guide to Visiting the Hawaiian Islands

It's not just about the white sand beaches and luaus.<p>Few places on Earth more clearly embody the spirit of paradise than Hawaii, which is famous for …

Pacific Ocean

Buying a New TV? Learn These 20 Crucial Words First

<b>Correction appended Friday, Mar. 10</b><p>It’s not easy buying a TV, and retailers don’t like simplifying it, either. Urban legend has it that big box …

Here's how to check if your finicky iPhone 6S battery needs to be replaced

<b>UPDATE:</b> Apple has updated the recall information page to include a built-in serial number checking tool. Rather than checking your number against the …

The restaurant table(t) is getting crowded

Square target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/08/29/square-brings-payment-and-capital-offerings-to-touchbistro-and-vend-customers/">opened its point-of-sale platform to competitors. There are rumors that IBM will buy Revel.<p>For anyone following the changes in payments and the …

Startups

How to Make a Cappuccino

Try it at home with these helpful tips<p>It’s nice to treat yourself to a cappuccino artfully crafted by a Starbucks barista who uses our signature …

Coffee

Good Logo Design Tips

Effective logos are crucial to establishing a brand’s identity. It is the point of reference your customers will use to determine who you are, what …

The Psychology Behind Logo And Color Choice

<b>The Psychology Behind Logo And Color Choice by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p>Some professionals scoff at the importance of branding in …

The popular fast-food chain endorsed by the world's greatest chef is unlike anything we've ever seen

The trendy chain, which boasts just a handful of locations across the American Northeast, focuses most of its energy on produce. In a concept created by internationally-renowned Spanish chef José Andrés, veggies take center stage in a variety of innovative dishes that are prepared on the spot.<p>"It's …

Why Starbucks is pumping nitrogen into its coffee

Starbucks welcomed summer by announcing that its stores in seven cities would begin selling the hottest thing in chilled coffee: nitro cold brew.<p>But what actually <i>is</i> nitro brew, and is it really any different from cold brew?<p>Nitrogen-infused cold coffee has its roots in early 2013, when a food …

Coffee

Own a Piece of Rodeo Donut 2.0

As of this week, crowdfunding merged with investing in the US, thanks to last year's changes to financial law by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Title III of the JOBS Act allows a company to use crowdfunding platforms to sell as little as $100 worth of securities to anyone willing to …

The Science of Baking, In One Graphic

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all …

13 effective ways your startup can use Periscope to grow the business

By now, most digital-savvy startups are not only popping up on Pinterest and Facebook, but also on Snapchat and Instagram. Visual and video-driven …

Marketing

Why Chick-fil-A's restaurants sell 3 times as much as KFC's

The company generates more revenue per restaurant than any other fast-food chain in the US, according to QSR magazine.<p>Chick-fil-A's average sales per restaurant in 2014 were $3.1 million. Its fried-chicken competitor KFC sold $960,000 per restaurant that year.<p>The sub chain Jason's Deli ranked a …

Krispy Kreme Bought Out by Coffee Conglomerate Behind Keurig, Peet's, Stumptown

Krispy Kreme is now part of a giant coffee and doughnut empire. German conglomerate JAB Holding has agreed to purchase the North Carolina-based company for $1.35 billion, Bloomberg reports.<p>JAB made headlines last December when it added coffee pod maker Keurig Green Mountain to its portfolio for …

How Entrepreneurs Can Start Leveraging Instagram To Increase Sales

Every entrepreneur is in business to make money. If you want to increase brand awareness and start boosting sales to pad your bottom line then you need to start serving content that your audience can’t help but devour.<p>Not just any content – visual content.<p>That means Instagram should be at the top …

Marketing

How to Use Siri to Turn Down Loud Background Sounds on Your Apple TV

You can use Siri to control Apple TV settings on your 4th generation Apple TV, and this is especially useful if you want to reduce a movie's background sounds. This feature of Apple TV not only makes the dialog more audible, but also reduces the chances that you'll disturb your neighbors.<p>You can …

Smart TV