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Why Angry Birds Games Aren’t Enough For Rovio

Earlier today, Rovio said it would lay off 260 employees. This was fascinating news to the Internet, given Rovio’s status as one of the vanguards of mobile gaming as the iPhone and Android exploded.<p>But in reality, all games eventually fade into obscurity, and even viral phenomenons like Kim …

Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo

In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.<p>The interface will be …

How to Use Social Media to Engage With Customers and Build Your Brand

Share<p>You hear it all the time: ‘Engage customers!’ Sounds like pretty solid advice, right? But how, exactly, do you do that? Every business is …

People-Powered Publishing Is Changing All the Rules

<b>After a long day at work as a personal assistant,</b> 28-year-old Nikki Kelly was commuting home on the London Underground’s Central Line when she …

How To Analyze Your Competitors Using Social Data

by Ben Harper | January 28, 2014<p>If your business is taking social media seriously, you will have noticed that social media is gradually getting …

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Twitter Marketing For Dummies That Don't Even Know They Are Dummies

Your so-called <i>“Twitter Marketing Strategy”</i> is awfully wrong. And the stuff that most <i>“Social Media Experts”</i> preach is awfully wrong as well.<p>So in this</i> …

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Behind the Scenes with Queenie Liao and Her Adorable Nap Time Photo Series

Chances are good you’ve already seen Queenie Liao’s touching nap time photo series <i>Wengenn in Wonderland</i>. Late last year, the series went viral as …

What is Content Marketing, Really?

Share<p><i>This post originally appeared on newsroomcmo.com. View the original here.</i><p>Content marketing has proven to be essential in today’s marketing world …

How to win followers and thinkfluence people

For many, Twitter has become a useful tool for increasing the scope and impact of their work. For others, it can be something of a mystery, with users feeling clueless as to how they might transition from one of the followers to one of the followed. Here are tips on how to maximize your Twitter …

How do you Measure Your Social Media Performance? Question of the Week

Share<p>As social media has outgrown our personal lives and become a staple for work, measuring your success on Twitter, Google+ and other networks is …

How To Answer the Question: 'What Are Your Salary Expectations?'

<i>By Melissa Llarena</i><p>Here’s a scenario many of us are familiar with:<p>You applied for a job you want and, after days of anxious waiting, you land an interview to discuss the role and your qualifications. During the discussion, you go over your professional background, why you’re interested in the …

The Alternative Commerce Recipe

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Neil Sequeira is a general partner and managing director at General Catalyst Partners. He invests in alternative commerce, SaaS, online/mobile marketplaces and digital media. He previously was with TimeWarner, AOL, CMGI, GoldmanSachs, Accenture and Goldenvoice. Follow him on Twitter</i> …

Social Media Strategy Guide, Pt. 2: Audit Your Social Media Status

Share<p><i>This is the second of 5 posts adapted from our Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy. This simple, step-by-step guide allows individuals and</i> …

8 Ways Negative Feedback Can Lead To Greater Success At Work

Most employees loathe negative feedback. Being told that you’ve failed to meet expectations or that you’ve done something wrong at work can be a serious blow to the ego–especially if you’re used to the boss singing your praises. But criticism is an inevitable part of life in the office and you …

Social Selling: What it is, Why You Should Care, and How to Do It Right

Share<p>Social selling: by now you’ve certainly heard of it, but you may not be entirely sure what it means. Is it the same as social media marketing? …

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Vinted’s mobile app turns your unwanted clothing into cash

Women have billions of dollars worth of unworn clothing in their closets.<p>Vinted is a mobile marketplace for secondhand clothes that puts those forsaken garments to use. Today, the startup announced it has raised $27 million in its second round of funding.<p>The money will support the …

How Nintendo Can Save Itself

Nintendo is hemorrhaging money on a flopped product and refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep it afloat. Here are some ideas for how it could improve its bottom line, without selling out.<p>The Nintendo Wii console was a massive hit. The sequel which debuted late last year, the Wii U, was a massive …

Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …

Toronto Public Library Now Lets Users Download Free Magazines

Digital versions of popular magazines are free for the taking on TPL's website.<p>A screenshot of Toronto Public Library’s Zinio portal, as it appeared …

iOS 7 review: looking to bigger things and swiping away the past | Technology | theguardian.com

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Chirpify Drops Its “Hashtag Commerce” Consumer Marketplace To Focus On Big Brand Marketing And “Actiontags”

According to Chirpify founder Chris Teso, “hashtags are the new URL.” Though more than a few people at Twitter are no doubt nodding their head vigorously in agreement, everywhere you turn in the tech industry, someone is creating (or has a patent pending on) “the new, new version of X.” So does …

Buffer hits 1M users, 88M posts, and $2M in annual revenue

Social optimization service Buffer, which optimizes the time of your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ postings for maximum impact, just passed one million users and over $2 million in annualized revenue.<p>Social media power users like Buffer because it provides up to 200 percent more …

How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

The cover for <i>Adventure</i> on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while the main adventurer is simply a square. You’re forced to imagine the fantasy world you’re meant to be …

Apple's operating system aims to shift the way we interact with our devices

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Tumblr Adds Push Notifications on Android and iOS

Tumblr has released updates for its Android and iOS apps that now include push notifications. You can now find out when someone subscribes to your blog or interacts with your post.<p>Oh, and the newly acquired Yahoo company has also spruced up its activity screen too.<p><i>Disclosure: This article contains</i> …