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Why Designers Should Never Use Fake Text In Web Design

Once you’re ready to go beyond low-fidelity, it’s time to ditch the lorem ipsum.<p>As we discussed in the Guide to Usability Testing, a webpage with a simple structure but quality content performs much better than a nice layout with subpar text. That at least proves its worth — but the importance of …

Obsessive Data Quality Drives 'Golden Goose' For Customer Acquisition

“The beauty of content marketing is that the content sticks around,” explains Anand Sanwal, CEO and Co-Founder of the data analytics company CB Insights. In an extensive interview, Sanwal discusses some of the company’s marketing tactics and philosophies in the data information business of tracking …

Startups

Editor’s Letter #7

I’m writing to you feeling almost refreshed after coming back from Costa Rica, and ready to take back the reins of my life, even though they’ve never …

Fashion Week

3 ways small businesses can use video marketing

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>In …

Marketing

How The Internet Of Things Fundamentally Transforms Marketing

My rule of thumb for what inspires me to write a blog post, just like what triggered awareness of change when I was an analyst, is when some sentence or quote sticks with me for more than a millisecond. That happened to me a few weeks back when I saw a tweet quoting Jonathan Nelson, CEO of Omnicom …

Internet of Things

10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups

You're reading 10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Startups

How To Future Proof Your Brand On Mobile & Beyond

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference Europe. Brian is both CEO and Co-Founder of mobile advertising network Kiip.</i><p>Staying relevant in a constantly changing arena. This is the number one concern I hear from brands.<p>As the CEO of …

30 years of .com

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a bit of video that goes around the Internet every so often, showing a couple of clueless 1990s television hosts trying to decipher the mysteries of the Internet.<p>"What is Internet, anyway?" NBC "Today" show host Bryant Gumbel asks in the 1994 clip after stumbling through an email …

Dot-com

Download: 5 Essential New iOS & Android Apps

It’s time for this week’s Android and iOS app round-up. As usual, the apps included will be a combination of the best of what has been released this week, but also my favourite must-have apps that I’ve recently come across. You can read last week’s weekly app app round-up here and my essentials …

Apps

A short history of awesome hashtags for social change

Your 6-year-old cousin is addicted to Angry Birds, you’ve wasted more time watching cat videos than you’d like to admit, and Kim Kardashian’s bum has …

The importance of Visual Content in your Marketing Strategy

<i>Tom More is CEO and Founder of</i> <i>Slidely</i><i>, a popular creator of Slideshows, videos and imagery.</i><p>A picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to capturing your audience’s attention, you want to take full advantage of every chance to communicate your message. Short attention spans have made …

Facebook officially kills organic reach for brands, making all your Page "Likes" useless

November 17, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>You can stop trying to get those Page likes now.<p>Over the weekend, Facebook finally announced what most marketers …

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

Why Your Websites And Email Newsletters Will Always Beat Facebook Pages

Where should you focus your online marketing efforts during 2015? In previous year’s campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites would have been high up on the priority list. Thanks to new policies and a need to maximise their own revenue, everyone should be wary of handing over …

Marketing

A Travel Show Made Only for Snapchat

There’s a new addition to Snapchat: a travel show.<p>Topdeck, a U.K.-based travel company, has unveiled the first travel show on the platform, and roped …

How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?

From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.<p>Finding a place to watch sports isn't hard in this country—especially baseball. This week and next, bars around the country (and pretty much anywhere with a TV in Kansas City and San …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

12 Real-Life Haunted Destinations

Get spooked when you visit one of these ghost-filled places<p>It's one thing to put on a brave face during a horror movie, but would you keep your cool if you came face-to-face with a real ghost? Thrill seekers can test the limits of "scared silly" by paying a visit to one of the country's most …

San Diego

Say Ello to the anti-Facebook

Ello seems to have come out of nowhere.<p>The creators are designers and artists. Its CEO, Paul Budnitz, makes toys. There's no big marketing push and no obvious ties to Silicon Valley. These are not the typical building blocks of a hot new social network.<p>Yet, people are joining it in droves. In the …

Top 10 Ghost Towns

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities.<p><i>Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world:</i><p><b>1. St. Elmo, Colorado</b><p>Once a booming mining town and trading post along railroad …

[Fuse]Chicken

TITAN :: iPhone | The Toughest Cable on Earth<p>$34.95<p>We've all seen it - the frayed cables, cords tied in knots, and the happy puppy chewing on our …

Stainless Steel

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Apple 'iWatch' hype is building toward iPhone-like levels

The buzz around the iWatch, which will likely make its debut in time for the Christmas shopping season, has been getting noticeably louder in the past few days.<p>Several media outlets have uncovered new details about the “iWatch” in the past few days:<p>The Chinese website <i>Laoyaoba</i> says the iWatch is now …

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

YouTuber 'PewDiePie' Is Making $4 Million A Year

Watching other people play video games is growing increasingly popular these days. Sites like Twitch—where people can tune in to watch other people play games, eSports, and so forth—have exploded in popularity.<p>In fact, Twitch ranks fourth in peak US internet traffic, ahead of sites like Facebook …

Amazon’s new Fire Phone is a 4.7-inch device with 3D effects

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>As expected, Amazon (s amzn) launched its first smartphone at an event in Seattle on Wednesday. Amazon is calling its device …