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Early Bitcoin Investor Has Some Advice On How Much Money to Hold in Bitcoin

As bitcoin approaches yet another record, Union Square Ventures LLC’s Fred Wilson says investors should be careful how much of their portfolios are …

Bernanke Thinks Bitcoin Will Fail (But He Likes Blockchain)

What does the former head of the Federal Reserve think of a digital currency that operates outside the control of central banks? The answer, …

Facebook Lets Brands Dive Into People's Posts

Facebook is experimenting with letting brands study people's posts and comments on the network in an effort to better inform their marketing.<p>The beta …

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

WPA2 wifi security vulnerable to hacking, US government warns

WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian researchers, highlighting potential for internet traffic to be exposed<p>The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wifi connections has been broken, potentially exposing wireless internet traffic to …

Wi-Fi

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand.<p>tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the past nine weeks with its …

LinkedIn is testing autoplaying video ads

Looking for new ways to make money out of its professional social network LinkedIn, Microsoft is testing video advertisements. Currently in closed …

How to Increase Conversion Rate of Your Sales Funnel

Struggling to increase the conversion rate of your sales funnel?You’re not the only one.In fact, only 22% of businesses are satisfied with their …

Marketing

8 Tips to Quickly Master Social Media For Businesses & Entrepreneurs [SSM065]

Much has been written on the Buffer Blog about social media strategy.<p>In the last month alone, we’ve covered (in great detail) everything from …

Social Media

IBM is using the technology behind bitcoin to help businesses in countries with weak banking systems

IBM announced the project on Monday, in partnership with fintech startups Stellar.org and KlickEx Group.<p>The companies will use IBM's blockchain technology to process financial transactions across borders and currencies — a process which is often prohibitively slow and costly for small business …

Blockchain

7 Digital Marketing Strategies for Franchises (Infographic)

Here's how to use the power of search, social media, email and more to increase your visibility.<p>As more and more entrepreneurs open franchises in the U.S, the competition is becoming fiercer. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make your franchise stand out and succeed in this crowded market, …

Marketing

17 Content Marketing Gadgets of the Trade To Make It Easy

Content Marketing Gadgets To Make It Easy For YouSo you want to do content marketing today? If so you must have the right gadgets to increase your …

Marketing

11 Tips: How to Use Instagram and Pinterest for Business

Instagram and Pinterest: Not just for the crafty hipsters<p>An effective social-media marketing strategy is essential for building brand affinity and …

Here’s Why You’re (Probably) Wasting Money on Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing has all of the signs of a classic bubble. Companies spent an estimated $570 million on sponsored Instagram posts alone last …

The HTC team acquisition is Google's sixth largest deal

Google announced on Wednesday night that it would acquire a team of engineers from Taiwanese smartphone company HTC for $1.1 billion. Many of the engineers were already working in partnership with Google on the company's Pixel phone, and the move suggests Google is doubling down on its hardware …

Summer of Snapcodes: Why brands including Evian and Wendy's hopped onto Snapchat's barcodes this summer

Turns out that everyday objects like cans, bottles and cardboard cups can serve as the perfect gateways to Snapchat. Just ask Gatorade, Wendy's and Evian.<p>These are just a few among a growing roster of brands that hopped on the Snapcode bandwagon this past summer, using Snapchat's own version of QR …

Infographic: Shoppable Media Is Transforming How Consumers Find and Then Buy Products

From click-to-buy buttons on Pinterest to “swipe up” directives on Snapchat, the shoppable media ecosystem is growing at a rapid pace, making it …

5 Social Media Trends That Will Have Maximum Impact in 2018

With more and more brands trying to connect with audiences across an array of social channels, the attention span of people is on a …

Facebook Is Making Its Biggest Play to Improve Brand Safety, but Is It Enough to Gain Marketers’ Trust?

For the past year, Facebook has been dogged by a stream of concerns from marketers about measurement and transparency issues plaguing the platform’s …

This Study Will Convince You To Engage With Online Influencers To Attract New Customers

Online personalities have tremendous influence on the purchasing decisions of buyers, especially younger ones. Here is what you need to know to get started.<p>When was the last time you made a purchasing decision based on a recommendation of a friend -- or even comments online by complete …

Why McDonald’s Coca-Cola tastes so good

The fast food giant is hailed for bringing a lot of great things into our lives: mouth-watering milkshakes, drive-thru dining, unapologetically …

Great Ideas for Boosting Sales Through Social Media

Social platforms can boost sales. You just have to know what to do.<p><i>Content Sponsored by Comcast Business</i><p>If you want to have an online presence that actually helps you make sales, you need to be on social media. Today we have a big menu of options when it comes to how we can use these channels to …

Mediacorp launches Bloomr.SG to improve branded content offerings

Mediacorp has launched Bloomr.SG, which aims to help content creators in Singapore produce creative formats in original content and brand …

Marmite Is Now Using Facial Recognition to Gauge Whether You Love or Hate It

Which of these descriptions best captures the distinctive flavor of Marmite, the British food spread made from yeast extract?<p>A) A rich, satisfying, …

How AI Is Transforming the Shopping Experience Based on the Images Consumers Look at Online

Trunk Club, an apparel subscription service owned by Nordstrom, has increased Pinterest engagement by more than 100 percent in recent months by …

My Favorite TV Commercials Of 2017 (So Far)

The rumored death of the TV commercial is premature. It’s true that it no longer dominates consumer communications as it once did. Yet I would argue that, as a vehicle for brand differentiation, emotional messaging, and mass appeal, the commercial is a powerful arrow in the ad quiver.<p>After I had …

Airbnb Brings on Wieden & Kennedy for Global Creative

Airbnb has selected Wieden & Kennedy as its new global creative agency, following a competitive review.<p>Omnicom agency TBWA, which has worked on the …