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In search of meaning for the Facebook Like

What're you saying when you "Like" a story about the Syrian Civil War in your Facebook News Feed?<p>Maybe that you enjoyed reading the story. Or maybe …

34 Stats to Help You Plan Your Social Media Strategy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & More

Back in October, I wrote a piece on Medium that covered the numbers behind some of today's top social media networks. From usage numbers to …

Mobile Devices

Rick Banks launches innovative online “type tester” for F37 Foundry

Graphic designer Rick Banks, who runs Face37, has launched a new website for his foundry F37 that allows designers to test out typefaces within a web …

Typography

The Research-Backed Impact of Not Using UX Patterns

Most people are creatures of habit. We love doing the same thing, the same way, day in and day out. Research tells us that we’re hard-wired for …

UX Design

16 UX/UI Instagram accounts you must follow

With hundreds of millions of monthly active users, Instagram is a fantastic visual platform for designers. The Facebook-owned social network lets you …

UX Design

The evolution of startups, told through an analysis of thousands of company bios

By itself, the company bio of a startup doesn’t make for great reading.<p>But in aggregate, company descriptions reveal important trends in Silicon Valley. Do founders still aspire to create the next big app? How big is “big data” now compared to five years ago?<p>To answer these these questions, we …

Social Media

The Way You Shop Will Change Forever This Year. Here’s How

These are the four big retail trends coming in 2017.<p>Online shopping has now reached a decade of maturity. We all use services like Amazon Subscribe & Save–and we do so through our phones, following advertisements we see on Facebook.<p>Yet while the internet forever changed shopping, the physical …

eCommerce

72% Of Marketers Say Data Analysis More Important Than Social Media Skills

A new report by ad-tech provider Blue Venn finds that 72% of marketers consider data analysis more important than social media skills. The report, …

20 Talented Brand Marketers to Follow on LinkedIn

Marketers are always looking for new ways to inform, engage and inspire action from our target audiences, often looking to both established and …

Public Relations

Design Plagiarism Is A Serious Problem–This Startup’s AI Could Help

It’s an omnipresent fear for companies and designers alike. Deep learning might hold the solution.<p>There are two competing nightmare scenarios for any company unveiling a new brand or logo. The first is that the internet will rise up in righteous indignation about how awful it is or what part of …

Graphic Design

The 7 Unmissable Tech Predictions That Will Define 2017

Big Data. Internet of Things. Virtual Reality. Industry 4.0. These were all prime fields of growth and innovation in 2016 and we can expect these trends to continue into next year and probably far beyond.<p>In truth 2017 is likely to be the year when many of these technologies hit the mainstream – …

Internet of Things

The Most Meaningful Content Marketing Trends and How They Will Influence 2017: Part 2

These are the most meaningful trends I've noticed as I continue using content marketing and travel around the country speaking to and connecting with other experts.<p>The first part of my series on content marketing trends covered some of the biggest trends that I've noticed shaping the industry and …

Marketing

Amazon's Alexa now has more than 3,000 skills

Amazon has announced that its popular voice assistant for its Echo speaker now has over 3,000 skills.<p>Here are a few of the new capabilities that have recently been released:<p><b>Twitter</b> was added as a skill this past weekend. Users can now ask Alexa to read them tweets from their timeline or all tweets …

Automation

Microsoft really does love Linux

Redmond has truly embraced the open source community<p>What a difference 15 years makes. Back in 2001, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was busy branding Linux "a cancer" during the height of the software giant's domination of desktop computing. Fast forward to 2016 and you'll find Microsoft …

Microsoft Visual Studio

5 cybersecurity certifications that could boost your career

With every breaking news story about a major hack affecting the data stored by organizations ranging from government agencies to online dating sites, …

Ethical Hacking

Google is killing off Chrome apps on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Google today announced on the Chromium blog that it would be ending support for Chrome apps on Windows, macOS, and Linux.<p>According to Google, the …

DevOps Engineers: What They Are and Why Your Small Business Should Hire One

If your small to midsize business (SMB) uses a healthy amount of third-party and proprietary software, then you should probably consider hiring a Development Operations (DevOps) professional. These brainy developers are responsible for a wide range of tasks, including code writing, app creation, …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

The rights alone to J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy trilogy cost $250 million.<p>4:43 p.m. Today4:43 p.m. March 20, 2018<p>‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver …

How to trick your brain into remembering someone's name the first time you hear it

You take her through the office kitchen, show her where the good snacks are hidden and point out the lounge area she can use if she wants to get away from her desk.<p>Then you bring her over to the sales team to introduce her.<p>But just as you're about to make the introduction, you realize that you …

The Brain

Joanna Ngai – Medium

Ultimate Resource List for Mobile UX Design<p>I often find myself stumbling upon a design website astounded by how I’ve been able to get to where I am …

Why You Should Seriously Consider Building a Facebook Messenger Bot

Bots are already here. If you'd like to see them in action to get an idea of what they can do, just fire up your Messenger app and look for yourself.<p>Facebook recently unveiled the new Facebook Messenger platform at the company's annual F8 Conference.<p>The update can be summed up in one word: …

Chatbots

A LinkedIn Employee Reveals How to Dominate the Network

Get the scoop on how LinkedIn uses content marketing to build its brand online--and apply it to your own efforts on the platform.<p>LinkedIn has been in the news lately, and that's only going to increase as new opportunities continue to emerge on the world's largest social media network for …

Marketing

Chicken With a Beef: The Untold Story of Chick-fil-A’s Cow Campaign

Stan Richards, founder and creative director of ad agency The Richards Group, was sitting in a routine staff meeting in 1994 when he learned his …

Advertising

Do testers really prevent bugs?

The question of whether testers prevent bugs or find them is a fairly regular tester conversation.When you find a bug in the software you have …

Information Security

What Is the Microsoft .NET Framework, and Why Is It Installed on My PC?

If you’ve been using Windows for very long at all, you’ve probably heard of Microsoft’s .NET, probably because an application asked you to install …

Software Development

Watch this short Sci-Fi movie with a script-written by an AI

You know when you just keep pressing the predictive text button on your mobile phone and the sentence just starts making less and less sense? Well, that type of functionality isn’t just for absurdist poetry, you know; the team behind Sunspring used the same technology — an LSTM Neural network, to …

Silicon Valley

How to Market Your Startup on a Budget

No one ever said running a small business was easy. However, when asked what they find most difficult about being business owners, …

Small Business

The latest tool in the NSA's toolbox? The Internet of Things

You may love being able to set your thermostat from your car miles before you reach your house, but be warned — the NSA probably loves it too. On …

San Bernardino

Are Corporate Data Centers Obsolete In The Cloud Era?

Ten years ago one of the most disruptive modern threats to the corporate data center formally debuted: Amazon Web Services officially launched, first offering S3 and then launching EC2 in August 2006. While far from the first large-scale “cloud” offering, Amazon’s sheer size and scale forever …

Machine Learning

The Best Content Marketing Managers Use These 10 Essential Marketing Tactics

Content marketing is such a broad and multifaceted discipline, it’s maddening to try and reduce it to any one block of advice. Even in specific industries, it’s hard to find a one-size-fits-all approach that works for everyone—different industries, business sizes, and brands require fine-tuning for …

Marketing