Matt Secord

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Infographic: 6 trends shaping the digital advertising industry

Digital channels are dominating the advertising market.<p>As the landscape expands, new avenues for distribution and, ultimately, new challenges are …

Digital Advertising

Samsung's Folding Galaxy X Smartphone Costs $2,000

The Galaxy Note 9 has some significant upgrades, but it has lost its headline feature and will be an incremental update at best. The reason is that Samsung is working on something far more exciting and now we know it will also be far more expensive…<p>Early next year Samsung will unveil the so-called …

Galaxy Note

3 Ways to Immediately Get More ROI From Your Instagram Marketing

Don't just put up a post or an ad and call it a day.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While popularity for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat has begun to wane, more and more brands have begun shifting ad spend to Instagram.<p>Whether it be …

Marketing

Spider-Man on PS4 nails the most important thing: web-swinging

New York City

SNK announces the 40-game lineup for the Neo Geo mini-console

Coming to Japan this summer, worldwide later in the year<p>SNK’s throwback mini-console, the Neo Geo Mini announced back in May, will launch in Japan this summer and come west later this year. Yesterday, SNK announced the 40-game lineup for the console, which brings back the fighting games and …

Retrogaming

'Command & Conquer' mobile game wants in on that 'Clash of Clans' money

If you were looking for a full-scale return of the <i>Command & Conquer</i> franchise, this probably isn't it. During the EA Play presentation at E3, the publisher revealed the new mobile game <i>Command & Conquer: Rivals</i>, a simplified 1v1 combat game built for small-scale smartphone play. It takes all the …

Mobile Gaming

Madden NFL Overdrive: The Next Step for Madden NFL Mobile Games

Today at EA Play 2018, EA has expanded on the next iteration of their Madden Mobile game, Madden Overdrive. The game is a whole new app, built from …

How AI Will Alter the Digital Marketing Landscape

Omnichannel, growth hacking, attribution, automation, micro-moments, gamification, agile and key performance indicators. There is no shortage of …

Artificial Intelligence

What’s the Difference Between Machine Learning and AI?

If you’re like most marketers, you’re probably trying to get in on a little AI action to raise your game and keep up with your competition. And if …

Machine Learning

Email Marketing Is Still The Top Way To Generate Leads

As the general public became familiar with electronic communications, mass postal-mail marketing campaigns gave way to email marketing campaigns. If you have been working in marketing prior to the social media boom, you surely remember when emails were the top marketing platform.<p>Over time, the …

Marketing

Four ways Google is making SEO easier

<b>One of the easiest ways to understand SEO’s importance to the marketing mix is to pay attention to what Google says and does. Google is very keen on</b> …

Google Search

The Avengers Project Rumored to Be a Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Reboot

New rumors pertaining to Marvel and Square Enix’s <i>The Avengers Project</i> suggests that the game is a reboot of Marvel’s <i>Ultimate Alliance</i> games.<p>Marvel …

Comics

Vans, Marvel to Unveil Superheroes Collection

This marks the second time the companies have worked together.<p><b>POWER PACKED:</b> Vans and Marvel teamed again for a collaboration that represents a …

Comic Books

Microsoft confirms it will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft is acquiring GitHub. After reports emerged that the software giant was in talks to acquire GitHub, Microsoft is making it official today. This is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s second big acquisition, following the $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn two years ago. GitHub was last valued …

Software Development

Everything we know about 'Wonder Woman 1984'

"Wonder Woman" became a critical and commercial success in 2017, making over $800 million worldwide and scoring an impressive 92% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.<p>That guaranteed that a sequel would be made, despite the underwhelming box office and critical reception of "Justice League," which …

Justice League

Why Today is the Golden Age for Dinosaur Discoveries

As more countries open their borders to paleontology, a new generation of dino hunters is uncovering almost one new species a week.<p>Illinois-born Stephen Brusatte is one of the stars of modern paleontology. A former National Geographic grantee, he has discovered 10 new dinosaur species. He has also …

Dinosaurs

Street Fighter Was Almost Released For The 8-Bit NES

<i>Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection</i> is out today. In addition to including the arcade versions of 12 different games in the series, ranging …

Retrogaming

The Atari VCS Isn't Like Other Gaming Consoles

Advertising [x]<p>by Tyler Treese<p>– on<p>in SR Originals<p>The <b>Atari VCS</b> will open up for preorders on May 30 (where buyers can get the device at a discounted …

Retrogaming

Apple ‘Star’ might be an ARM-based MacBook with a touchscreen display and LTE support

Apple is supposedly developing a new kind of laptop or tablet device that features a touchscreen display, an ARM processor, and 4G LTE connectivity. …

4G LTE

Mega Man X-Inspired Rogue-Lite 20XX Coming To Consoles

20XX, a platformer rogue-lite that draws heavily from Capcom's Mega Man X series, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch this July.The …

Mega Man

Sony is considering making its own PS1 ‘Classic Edition’ retro console

When Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition started flying off store shelves in 2016, it seemed inevitable that other console makers would follow suit and …

Retrogaming

Sega Genesis Classics review: My childhood's back, but not on Switch

If my life were Ready Player One, I'd be living back in the Sega Genesis days. That's the system I grew up with in high school. Sonic, Phantasy Star, Toejam and Earl -- these were my worlds.<p>I take my retro Sega games seriously, and so I'm really very pleasantly surprised with the new Sega Genesis …

Retrogaming

Japan-only 'Double Dragon' game comes to the Super NES this summer

It might be time to dust off that old Super NES, especially if you're a <i>Double Dragon</i> fan -- on July 19th, you can check out a version of <i>Super Double Dragon</i> that wasn't available in North America before now.<p>If you have a SNES (or a third-party machine that can play SNES cartridges), you can grab a …

Retrogaming

Fortnite Battle Royale is finally getting jetpacks

After three months of waiting, Epic is finally letting us fly<p>Jetpacks are finally headed to <i>Fortnite Battle Royale</i>, Epic Games confirmed in a tweet today. The jetpacks are set to arrive in <i>Fortnite</i> <i>Battle Royale</i> as a part of the v4.2 content update, which will go live on Tuesday, May 22 at 8 a.m. ET …

Fortnite

Epic will provide $100 million for Fortnite competition prize pools in its first year

An eye-popping figure that vaults Epic’s battle royale game to the top tier of e-sports<p>Epic Games announced today that it will provide $100 million in prize pool money for <i>Fortnite</i> competitions in the first year of competitive play, an eye-popping figure that puts the game at the upper echelon of …

eSports

The Best Way to Tour the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland Is by Boat

The newest small ship from Crystal River Cruises has rainfall showers, market-fresh cuisine, and even a swimming pool.<p>I touched down in in Amsterdam …

Swimming Pools

3 Most Cost-Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

Even with a small budget, you can put digital marketing to work for you and see great returns. Here are three of the most cost-effective methods.<p>If …

In the lab with Xbox’s new Adaptive Controller, which may change gaming forever

Microsoft's most incomplete accessory ever, at only $100, is also its most ambitious.<p>REDMOND, Washington—The Xbox Adaptive Controller (XAC), slated …

Nonprofits

5 things to know about Fortnite’s 4.2 update

Apples, new weapons and sound adjustments come to Fortnite<p>This week’s <i>Fortnite</i> update has been released after a short delay, so we can take a good, hard look at whether the last 24 hours of waiting have been worth it. And our reaction thus far is: Apples? In <i>Fortnite</i>? Finally!<p>Here are the top five …

The Essential Digital Marketing Toolkit for Online Businesses

One of the greatest things about digital marketing is that it is so accessible to businesses of all shapes and sizes. With the plethora of tools …