Tim Mahar

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How to Improve Your Social Media Calls to Action

Shares 5K<p>Is your audience responding to your social activities?<p>Have you integrated the right calls to action into your social media strategy?<p>A call …

How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Products

Shares 5K<p>Is your business on Pinterest?<p>Or are you still unsure how to use Pinterest to effectively promote your products or company?<p>In November, …

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Here's How Hedge Fund Managers Make All That Money

A new report out today from Citi details findings that show hedge fund assets will swell to nearly $6 trillion in the next four years, doubling the size of the industry. At fees of 2% of assets and 20% of profits, members of the at-times controversial industry stand to make a lot of money.<p>The hedge …

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Falling real wages in the UK | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

There have been unprecedented falls in real wages in the UK since the start of the recession triggered by the financial crisis of 2008. This did not …

Facebook Audience Insights Shares Demographics, Purchase History, More

Whether you’re buying ads or doing sponsored posts on Facebook, a new version of insights claims to provide a better idea of the audience you are …

Have You Used These Pinterest Optimization Tips for Local Search?

We already know how great Pinterest is for eCommerce sites, big brands, foodies and adorable babies, but what about local businesses? While Pinterest …

How to Strengthen Your Social Media Content Marketing Strategy

Setting up a Twitter account or a Facebook page is not a difficult task. However, fostering authentic conversation with a community through those …

Tax without design - Institute For Fiscal Studies

Giving the annual CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) Address today, Paul Johnson, IFS director, sets out some of the numerous ways in which tax policy in …

3 Social Media Metrics Your Business Should Track

Shares 4K<p>How do you measure and manage your social media marketing?<p>Most marketers and website owners are familiar with the classic Peter Drucker …

How Data Visualization Answered One of Retail’s Most Vexing Questions

Sometimes it’s relatively easy to know what your customers are doing. In e-commerce, advances in tracking and analytics have made it possible for retailers to understand what individual customers are doing <i>before</i> they make a purchase, and to gather and analyze hundreds and thousands of data points …

Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”, summarised in four paragraphs

It is the economics book that took the world by storm. <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i>, written by the French economist Thomas Piketty, was …

How to Generate Twitter Leads With Their New Lead Generation Cards

Shares 3K<p>Are you struggling to generate leads on Twitter?<p>Wondering how to display richer data in a tweet?<p>In this article, I’ll show you <b>four steps to</b> …

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British austerity is no model for the rest of the world

The British economy is the standout member of the Group of Seven rich nations. Over the last quarter the UK had economic growth at an annual rate of …

Reasons to Be Optimistic During the Disruption of Publishing

Yesterday, I gave my keynote on Writing for Love (and Money) at The Muse and The Marketplace annual conference, hosted by Grub Street in Boston. …

9 Made-Up Languages from Books

The narrators of my novel <i>Dark Eden</i> use a version of English that differs slightly from standard English as spoken now on Earth. They come from a small community which has been cut off for the rest of the human race for 160 years, and it seemed to me that this needed to be reflected in the language, …

Thomas Piketty: a modern French revolutionary

Piketty’s book Capital is being acclaimed as the most important work of political economy to be published in decades. It has certainly caught the …

"Capital" and its discontents

IF THERE were not a large class of influential people convinced that distributional issues in an economy are not especially important, there would …

If this is a recovery, why are we getting poorer?

<b>By Michael Burke</b><p>At a certain point this year GDP will finally recover its pre-recession peak, 6 years or more after the recession. This will be the …

How to Get Started With Microsoft Office On iPad

Now that Microsoft Office is available on the iPad, it’s a runaway hit: The three apps in the mobile productivity suite are sitting solidly at the very top ranks of Apple’s App Store.<p>Here’s how to get started.<p>First, Make Room For Office<p>All of the apps are sizable, running between 215 and 259 …

Be Great by Learning What Great Brands Do

There are many who think that if they hire a great graphic designer to create their logo and website, that they would have established a great brand; …

12 Entrepreneurs That Sell Successfully on Amazon

Amazon is becoming an increasingly popular place for entrepreneurs to reach consumers. At first, it was mainly authors who found success selling …

How Snapchat Became The Breakout Consumer Product Of 2013

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Last year, as 2012 ended, I scanned the early-stage startup landscape and tried to identify one company that was a breakout for the year — …

“Steve Jobs” Biographer Puts Draft Of New Book Online To Crowdsource Ideas

One of the most successful authors in the world, Walter Isaacson, is seeking the wisdom of the crowds for his new book about the technology industry’s major inventors.<p>Crowdsourcing books isn’t new, but it is, as far I as can tell, the first time a writer of Isaacson’s caliber has opened up the …

73% Of U.S. Adults Use Social Networks, Pinterest Passes Twitter In Popularity, Facebook Stays On Top

Facebook may be currently facing question marks over how well it’s faring with younger users, but among those over 18 in the U.S. it remains the social network king. According to figures out today from the researchers at the Pew Research Center, the percentage of adults using the social networks of …

More Than Meets the Eye

Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>With today’s release, Flipboard is ready for iOS 7, the re-envisioned version of Apple’s mobile operating …

Don’t price your ebook at $1.99

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / photo.ua<p>What’s the right price for your self-published ebook? You’ll probably want to stay in the …

Notable New Features & Changes in iOS 7 for iPad

iOS 7 made its public debut yesterday and judging by the slamming that Apple’s activation servers took, it looks like there’s plenty of excitement about the newest version of iOS. Hopefully lots of you have already been able to get iOS 7 installed on your iPads.<p>So this seems like a fine time to …

16 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

Shares 12K<p>Are you looking for the latest social media marketing tactics?<p>Do you want to know what the social media marketing pros are doing …

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Not the result they'd hoped for

GEORGE OSBORNE, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, is out with the government's new budget. The <i>Spectator</i>, which live-blogged the proceedings, …