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eCommerce

Suspicious Timing And Convenient Reasoning For Trump's Firing Of Comey

The White House says President Trump fired James Comey because of how he handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation.<p>Let that sink in for a moment.<p>The president, who campaigned before crowds that chanted, "Lock her up," is telling the American people that he summarily fired the FBI director, by …

Donald Trump

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

<b>Updated at 9:22 p.m. ET</b><p>The president has fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and possible ties to the Trump campaign and top aides.<p>The White House pointed to Comey's handling of the probe into Democratic presidential …

Donald Trump

The Roundup Ready Controversy

Impact of Roundup Ready Crops<p>Environment<p>Most agree that it is very challenging to quantify the effect releasing a new organism into an environment …

The Roundup Ready Controversy

About Roundup Ready Crops<p>Genetically Modified Food<p>Roundup Ready crops are crops genetically modified to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup. …

I'm an ex-Facebook exec: don't believe what they tell you about ads

I believe the social media giant could target ads at depressed teens and countless other demographics. But so what?<p>‘This oversteps a boundary’: teenagers perturbed by Facebook surveillance<p>For two years I was charged with turning Facebook data into money, by any legal means. If you browse the …

Social Media

Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

Google has been pushing a new concept called Accelerated Mobile Pages, in short AMP. This post explains what AMP is and aims to do, who should …

Web Design

Why the advertising industry needs to embrace AdBlock

Vinay Kumar Mysore Contributor<p>Vinay Kumar Mysore is a digital strategist and writer.<p>I am now part of the problem. The advertising industry is wringing its hands and shaking its fist at the use and growth of ad-block technology, but I am not above temptation. I simply installed it. And much like the …

Digital Advertising

Why People Block Ads (And What It Means for Marketers and Advertisers)

Is It Time to Break Up Google?

In just 10 years, the world’s five largest companies by market capitalization have all changed, save for one: Microsoft. Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Citigroup and Shell Oil are out and Apple, Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon and Facebook have taken their place.<p>They’re all tech …

Peter Thiel

Facebook Messenger now has 11,000 chatbots for you to try

Facebook today released new statistics on the growth of chatbots on its Messenger app and announced new features related to chatbots.<p>Since the chatbot platform launched in April, more than 11,000 bots have been added to Messenger, Facebook vice president of messaging products David Marcus wrote in …

Saatchi's New Directors Showcase Features an AI-Created Film

This year during its 26th annual 2016 New Director's Showcase at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Saatchi & Saatchi injected a …

Music Videos

“The Relentless Pace of Automation” - MIT Technology Review

Last October, Uber had one of its self-­driving trucks make a beer run, traveling 200 kilometers down the interstate to deliver a cargo of Budweiser …

Artificial Intelligence

How 12 Brands Used Snapchat

Some people wish all advertising would disappear in 10 seconds, but here are some of the standout Snapchat campaigns, with input from marketers on why they’re including the platform in their social efforts.<p>There is no shortage of marketers rushing to meet consumers where they live online, to elbow …

This Graphic Designer Is Colourising Vintage Punk and Hardcore Photos

All your favourite iconic shots, dragged into the modern era.<p>The glory days of punk and hardcore tend to be romanticised in hindsight, and maybe that’s because of how they were captured. Whenever we see photos of bands from the 70s and early 80s, they tend to be stark, black and white shots …

Bands

Pictures of the Week 6.2.16

Beijing

Why Sustainability Is Now the Key Driver of Innovation

There’s no alternative to sustainable development.<p>Even so, many companies are convinced that the more environment-friendly they become, the more the effort will erode their competitiveness. They believe it will add to costs and will not deliver immediate financial benefits.<p>Talk long enough to CEOs, …

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WATCH #YEARSproject Season 2: Episode 5 with @vancityjax to learn more ::: #Repost @insiderscience ・・・<br>This time lapse of coral bleaching shows the …

Digital Marketing News

Content creators know that video can drive discovery, discussion, and consumption in authentic and innovative ways where other forms of content can …

SEO comes second to email marketing for ROI

<i>(c)iStock.com/utreht</i><p>Email marketing continues to top the charts for return on investment (ROI) – ahead of SEO – according to a new report that …

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Get certified & career-qualified in Social Media Marketing with this $29 course

We’ve all seen enough spam ads promising a quick & easy way to “make money online!”<p>But as companies increasingly establish their Web presence and outreach, social media is a tried-and-true tactic for engaging users and increasing revenue.<p>With the training provided in the <b>Silicon Valley Social Media</b> …

The Art (and Science) of Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Website

Imagine walking around the city late at night, looking for a place that still serves food given the late hour. You come across two places:<p>A brightly lit restaurant, with vivid red walls adorned by an assortment of artwork<br>• The other dark, with subdued lighting and monochromatic décor<p>Now, you might …

UI Design

Compact & Powerful: Great Examples of Floating Action Buttons in Interfaces

<b>Floating action button</b>, or abbreviated <b>FAB</b>, is a little enhancement that is a part of Google’s visual language. It is an elegant way of adding extra …

Why 98% of Digital Health Startups Are Zombies And What They Can Do About It

Since moving from the entrepreneur to the VC side of the startup world, I’ve spent a lot of time with seasoned healthcare investors. The common view is that 98% of digital health startups are the walking dead right now. These startups received angel funding but they are operating on fumes and …

Digital Health

30 design tools you can't live without

Designers are extremely busy people. Fact.<p>Not only do they have to make time to find inspiration for their next project, manage feedback, attend meetings, and communicate with their clients, they also have to find the time to actually sit down and do the work.<p>Let’s not forget the time and effort …

Comment on A Big Shift Is Coming, and It Could Uber-ize Entire Industries by Business: Top Articles and News | Giant Leap

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Emerging Technology

This 100-year-old antiwar graffiti is going to be saved

Richmond Castle has been standing since shortly after William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066.<p>Throughout its long history, the fortress in North Yorkshire has held a lot of prisoners. Surprisingly, it was still being used for this purpose as recently as 100 years ago, during World War …

History