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Stephen Hawking Wonders Whether Capitalism or Artificial Intelligence Will Doom the Human Race

<i>Creative Commons image via NASA</i><p>It shouldn't be especially controversial to point out that we live in a pivotal time in human history—that the actions …

Singularity

Demanding a Post-Work World: Technological Unemployment and the Human Future

The political left has long been oriented toward the future. This is clear in its revolutionary ethos: the utopia of the revolutionary is, after all, …

New Zealand law on cyber-bullying criticized for curbing ‘freedom of speech’

New Zealand’s government has passed a controversial law designed to protect children from cyber-bullying. It will create a new criminal offense, …

Teacher Fired for "Disrespecting" American Flag During Lesson on Free Speech

<b>Carey Wedler</b> <b><br>July 1, 2015</b><p><b>(ANTIMEDIA)</b> In the latest assault on freedom of speech in America, an Illinois school teacher was fired for stepping on a …

Shop owner bans gays from his shop… so reviewers get funny

A shop owner man put up a sign reading ‘NO GAYS ALLOWED’ in the window of his hardware shop… but it seems to have backfired, prompting so many bad …

Why I Support 'No Gays Allowed'

On Tuesday, a Tennessee retailer made headlines when he took the whole we-won't-bake-cakes-for-gay-weddings thing to the next level. In response to last week's Supreme Court marriage ruling, Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware, taped a "No Gays Allowed" sign to his storefront window. Amyx, who is …

3 lessons for marketers from the most creative digital ads for 2015

There is so much inspiration to be taken from seeing the best creative ideas living in digital channels.<p>The Cyber Lion award winners were announced …

Jeb's South Korean sugar daddy

Bush gave 10 speeches for firm that reaped more than $1 billion from his brother’s administration.<p>As he amassed wealth after leaving the Florida governor’s office, Jeb Bush delivered 10 separate paid speeches to a South Korean metal company that won more than $1 billion in contracts from his …

Facebook’s Immersive Mobile Ads Finally Give Brands the Creative They Want

After Facebook convinced publishers to go all-in on exclusive content with Instant Articles, it hopes advertisers will do the same.<p>In a presentation …

Advertising

Twitter’s Top Tactician on How Brands Like Coca-Cola Can Win the Moment

CANNES, France—Brands know they want to be on Twitter, but they don't always know what to say. That's where Twitter's Ross Hoffman and his team come …

Social Media

How to Promote an Event Using Online Marketing [Infographic]

Learn best practices for how to get people to notice, care about, and register for your next event -- using email marketing, mobile marketing, SEO, …

How branding is inseparable from consumer perceptions and sales

For food companies, the reputation of their brand(s) means everything to their success in terms of shaping consumers’ finicky perceptions and …

Campaigns with a cause score big at Cannes ad festival

CANNES, France — Communications with do-good slant snapped up top awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.<p>Campaigns that promoted the strength of women, encouraged Cambodians to cook in a way that increased iron levels and highlighted a fluorescent spray that kept bicyclists …

What Twitter's New App Data Collection Tactics Mean for Marketers

Social media marketing is a great way to reach out to customers. With the right approach, a brand can reach thousands of consumers with one post. However, many brands have a built-in audience of followers on their social media accounts, which means when they post something, it’s likely going to the …

L’Oreal, Dove Are Most Favorited Brands Among Social Media Users

L’Oreal, Nivea, Dove and Chanel are among brands most likely to be recommended by social-media users, while McDonald’s and Monsanto rank near the …

Create Authentic Images: Say No to Stock Photography

Here’s one of the first rules of your visual content strategy: Don’t use stock images on your branded website. Stock photos are cheap and easy, hence …

Marketing

Feds Bust Four Fake Cancer Charities that Defrauded $187 Million from Americans | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

A string of cancer charities — the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Breast Cancer Society and the Children’s Cancer Fund of …

When Disaster Strikes: 3 Twitter Strategies Learned From Big Tweet Mistakes

Have you ever been watching the local news... wait, people don't do that anymore. Have you ever been reading the newspaper... nope, never mind. The …

Why Your Social Media Strategy Isn't Working

<i>“It’s not working!”</i><p>How many times have you heard that, said that, or thought that? In the social media world, it’s a common complaint from social media managers, marketing directors, and the C-suite.<p>Social media is a digital marketing strategy that’s still in its awkward adolescence. Even though …

How to Attract Over 50K Subscribers in 6 Months

At least a couple of times every week for the last six months I have been asked pretty much the same question everywhere I go. Whether I’m at a …

Marketing

“We are destroying the middle classes”: Why one of the world’s richest men is starting to sound awfully like Bernie Sanders

Johann Rupert, owner of the luxury brand Cartier, is sounding a dire warning. Here’s what he gets right — and wrong<p>Johann Rupert, the owner of Cartier, is worried that the commoners are ready to run the jewels.<p>Speaking last Monday to the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Monaco, an event …

Pillage and Class Polarization: The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>About 75% of US employees work 40 hours or longer, the second longest among all OECD countries, exceeded only by Poland and tied with South Korea. In</i> …

Young and Old Fight Over Jobs in Korea as Generation Gap Widens

With youth unemployment near a 15-year high and the government planning to raise the retirement age, intergenerational conflict over jobs is rising …

Tips for Effective Mobile App Marketing Strategy

There are almost 1.3 million apps on Google’s Play Store and around 1.1 million on App Store. The number is constantly on an upward surge which is …

When it Comes to Mobile Content Not Much Beats the Power of SMS

90% of SMS messages are opened and read within the first 90 seconds of receipt<p>That's a pretty telling statistic I would say, wouldn't you? It comes …

Introducing installed app category targeting: a new way to target users and gain insights into mobile app campaigns

We’re excited to introduce installed app category targeting: a new tool that enables app advertisers to reach users based on the categories of apps …