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This investment bank presentation breaks down the complicated digital ad industry in 2016

After demystifying the multi-billion digital marketing industry in a presentation last year, the investment bank LUMA Partners has just released its annual State of Digital Marketing presentation.<p>This year it covers LUMA's views on the market, five industry trends — including the rise of artificial …

StackAdapt: Google's New Native Ad Partner Shifting How Brands Monetize Content

Native advertising is projected to become a $20 billion business by 2020, as content becomes increasingly shorter and made specifically for mobile consumption.<p>In a recent study, 43% of consumers reported that reading branded editorial or watching a branded video heightened their trust with the …

Slack's CEO On The Future Of The Fastest Growing Workplace Software Ever

Slack is the fastest growing workplace software ever. The company’s CEO Stewart Butterfield co-founded the company in August of 2013, as a cloud-based team collaboration tool.<p>As fast as the organization has grown, interestingly enough, Butterfield underestimated the true opportunity for the idea …

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

This curated column is by Author, Speaker, Organizational Designer, Jeff Gothelf<p>There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, …

Silicon Valley comes up against the Great Firewall of China

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the world’s most high-profile Sinophiles. The Facebook founder speaks fluent Mandarin, in which he regularly addresses Chinese audiences in speeches and online videos. His own Facebook profile has photos of him beaming while walking the Great Wall, jogging through …

Microsoft Co-Founder's Space Company Nears Debut of World's Biggest Plane

Innovation<p>A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching satellites into orbit from the world’s biggest airplane.<p>Stratolaunch Systems, a unit of Allen’s privately owned Vulcan Aerospace, last week …

Bracket Computing raises $46.4M from Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, GE

Bracket Computing, a startup with software that companies can use to securely run their applications and store data on public cloud infrastructure, is announcing today a $46.4 million round of funding. New investors Fidelity Management and Research Co. and Goldman Sachs are participating in the …

Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place

Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.<p>Lending platform Kabbage raises $135M to expand its technology<p>Kabbage, a small business lending platform, has just landed $135 million in investor funding to give global businesses …

Google Play developer console now features app marketing campaigns and analytics

Google Play now offers app developers the ability to launch universal app campaigns from the developer console and provides analytics data on user acquisition.<p>The features were debuted at Google I/O, and became available today.<p>The campaigns are called “universal” because they can be deployed over …

100 Killer Ideas For Your Social Media Content

Never run out of social media content ideas again! The following list covers just about everything you could possibly post on social media. From personal, to business-related, to promotional posts, this list of 100 ideas will keep you inspired for a long time.<p>1. <b>Quotes:</b> Humorous, inspiring or …

Why Retail Isn't What It Used to Be

Consumers are more educated than ever on the purchases they make, which makes retail a dynamic and often difficult industry to successfully tackle. Whether you view retail exclusively from a consumer perspective or sit on the other side of the check out counter, there’s no arguing that retail isn’t …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

Top 5 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Those who know me know I’m rapidly becoming a fan of TED presentations, not only as the embodiment of “ideas worth sharing,” but as a format for presentation that would benefit every entrepreneur. Be sure to check out my prior article on fellow contributor Carmine Gallo and his book <i>Talk like TED</i> …

Consumer Electronics Show 2014

With more than 20,000 new products expected and 300 presentations delivered at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, putting together a definitive list of noteworthy products, trends and happenings is no mean feat. This list isn't even going to try. (Text by Connie Guglielmo) (AP …

Believe it or not...

Believe it or not, the 12 football arenas built up or spruced up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup are done. Some might not have the wi-fi the developers promised. Some might not have all the doors put in place. But the seats are bolted down, the lights and sound system are working, and Brazil is ready …

BareBrands Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Make Fashionable and Customizable Exercise Watches

Matthew Harrigan has been working on BareBands for two years. The venture started when Harrigan built a makeshift watch for an NYC Triathlon using two bright green rubber bands that were wrapping the broccoli he had in his fridge. The bright colors popped and people loved them and wanted their own. …

Surf's Up! GoPro Goes Public, Pops 30% In Debut

GoPro camcorders can ride the waves. But can they can survive the treacherous sea of the stock market?<p>On Thursday, GoPro leaps into the world of public companies having sold 17.8 million shares at $24 each, at the high end of its $21 to $24 price range. That amounts to one of the largest consumer …

Amazon’s Dash Device: Speak Or Scan Grocery, Household Items Onto A Grocery List

Baby seems skeptical of this lint brush thing.<p>In case your closet full of gadgets and gizmos isn’t quite stocked to the overflowing brim just yet, …

Consumerist’s At-Home, Hands-On Impression Of The Amazon Fire TV

Last week, Amazon unleashed its new video-streaming device the Amazon Fire TV (or fireTV, as the label reads), which the company says would be faster …

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

Jetman Yves Rossy Flies Around Mount Fuji with His Custom Jetpack

Earlier this month Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy (aka Jetman) donned his custom jet-powered wing and made nine flights around Mount Fuji in Japan. For …

Mount Fuji

Pinterest Is Now The Fastest Growing Content-Sharing Platform

Most small business owners know they should be engaging customers on social media but, beyond setting up a Facebook page, are unclear how and where to focus their efforts.<p>Perhaps surprisingly, photo site Pinterest is now the fastest-growing platform for online content sharing, according to a new …

Wi-Fi Pioneer Cees Links: The Ultra-Connected Home Is Coming

In the late '90s, Cees Links led a team of engineers at Lucent to develop Wi-Fi. Links, now CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, is working on a new innovation called ZigBee, which he hopes will become the next generation of wireless technology to support smarter and more intuitive homes.<p>You were the …

The selfie won't die — in fact, it just got its own social network

Look at me, at a Beyoncé concert! Look at me, with the Pope! Look at me, at a funeral! Look at me, in class while my teacher is going into labor! Yes, 2013 is the year of the selfie — but that doesn't mean this global #me craze won't be even bigger in 2014.<p>On Instagram — “the epicenter of the …

Uh-oh, this 3D-printed metal handgun actually works

While the first known 3D-printed gun has been more-or-less dismissed because it can't reliably shoot, a new 3D-printed firearm has now been invented -- and it has no problems firing a round. In fact, it appears this handgun can fire dozens of rounds without a hitch.<p>What's the difference between the …

The Explosion In Local-Mobile Data Is Rewriting The Rules For Marketers

Providing a useful service that encourages data sharing is the key to a successful location-based strategy. It is also the formula for creating a valuable, ad-supported app, as marketers seek information to power hyper-personalized, targeted campaigns.<p>In a <b>new report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, we look at …

Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Google acquires Bump, a startup that enables devices to wirelessly share data

A popular app found a bumpy road to building a real business<p>In a blog post today, Bump CEO and founder David Lieb announced that his company had been acquired by Google. Bump builds a set of proprietary technologies that allow devices to share data. The selling point is that users can exchange …