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The Rise of Digital Music Over the Past 10 Years

What would we do without digital-music services such as iTunes and Spotify? We'd all have excruciating commutes to work, that's for sure.<p>The industry …

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business | Inc.com

Unless your company has a huge marketing budget, social media is likely the first place you turn to reach customers. Indeed, according to a study released this week by LinkedIn, an overwhelming proportion of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are using social media to market to customers, …

Tidy Organizes Your Smartphone Photos Into Albums With Just A Swipe

A new application called Tidy wants to help you better organize the photos you have stored on your smartphone, by grouping them into albums by time, distance, or even by “shapes,” meaning type of photo – panoramas, squares, screenshots, portrait or landscape, for example.<p>The app doesn’t do the …

Pinterest, Twitter And Tumblr (Yes, Tumblr!) Are Starting To Steal Revenues From Facebook

No longer a novelty, social media is now driving huge increases in paying customers to retail sites, according to a report released this morning by Adobe.<p>But Adobe’s fourth-quarter Social Media Intelligence Report also showed something else interesting: Facebook is no longer the only game in …

Starbucks And Nike Are Winning Instagram (And Your Photos Are Helping)

Do you have that one friend who constantly posts artistically-angled photos of his morning latte on Instagram? What about the younger cousin who uploads shots of her retro Air Jordans, hashtagged #swag?<p>You might roll your eyes at your loved ones’ over-sharing, but Nike and Starbucks are making the …

The Future Of Online Education

<i>Editor’s Note:</i> <i>This interview is one in a series produced by the Skoll World Forum with the participation of today’s leading thinkers and innovators in education. All of the contributors represent projects that have won WISE Awards, which recognize innovative solutions in overcoming barriers to</i> …

#SocialSummit: how Cadbury Crème Egg boosted sales through the power of fans

Jerry Daykin, European social media manager at Mondelez International, told the Social Brands conference yesterday about how the brand succeeded in …

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Skit!, An Animated Video App For Telling Silly Stories, Comes To Android

Skit!, an animated video app in the same general category as Bitstrips, the cartoon-making app which recently scored $3 million in Series A funding, is coming to Android. Like Bitstrips, Skit! is also focused on letting users create characters, and share stories to social networks like Facebook, …

YouTube's 10 Most-Shared Ads in January

YouTube's Most-Shared Ads of January 2014<p>1. 20th Century Fox: Devil Baby Attack<p>2. Budweiser: Puppy Love<p>3. P&G: Pick Them Back Up<p>4. Omaze: Arnold …

This Slow Motion Video Will Pull You Out of the Winter Blues

Take two minutes to slow down. Really slooooow down.<p>The last weeks of winter can leave you feeling in a rushed rut, but YouTube channel …

Weight-Loss App Uses Tough Love to Get You Fit

Working out has never been so sadistic.<p>Carrot Fit is a new app that will reward you if you meet your weight-loss goals, but seriously chew you out if …

Top 8 Reasons Why Men and Women Use Facebook

Facebook turned 10 on Tuesday, and with 1.23 billion monthly active users, 37 offices worldwide and more than 6,000 employees, it's something to …

Kid Just Wanted 1 Like on YouTube — Now He's Reddit's Newest Celeb

The Internet used its powers for good to make a young YouTube user's dreams come true.<p>Sir Fedora, as he is known on YouTube, uploaded a video …

‘Paper’ maker FiftyThree calls on Facebook to ‘stop using our brand name’

FiftyThree, the maker of the acclaimed sketchbook app Paper, is publicly calling on Facebook to reconsider use of the name “Paper” for its new …

Apple Celebrates 30 Years Of Mac With Video Shot Entirely On iPhone Over 24 Hours

Apple didn’t do a Super Bowl ad, as some had suggested it might, but today it debuted a video designed to capture the spotlight all its own. The spot, which is a little over a minute long, is shot entirely on iPhone devices during one 24 hour period, by 15 camera crews. It was then edited on Macs …

Esurance's Super Bowl Twitter Contest Got 200,000 Entries in One Minute

Esurance, which ran an ad immediately after the Super Bowl ended, received more than 2.1 million tweets using its hashtag #EsuranceSave30, and …

Paper Has The Potential To Change How Facebook's 1.2 Billion Users Consume Media

Based on watching the promo videos for Paper, the new Facebook application, I believe this new application will be one of the most valuable platforms for media companies and brands to distribute and tell stories. Disclosure: I own shares of Facebook.<p>The application will change how Facebook’s 556 …

Are You Developing Your Apps for Android? You Should Be | Inc.com

If your app is not designed for Google's Android platform, it probably ought to be. According to a new study released by Canalys, an independent analysis firm, about 80 percent of the roughly one billion smartphones shipped in 2013 ran Android, up from 68 percent in 2012.<p>The study mirrors another …

9 Facebook Pages You Won't Believe Have Millions of Likes

Facebook Pages With Millions of Likes<p>1. Vin Diesel<p>2. Skittles<p>3. "I Dont care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like A Dumbass."<p>4. Pringles<p>5. "Dear …

Everything You Need to Know About 4K Video in Less Than 2 Minutes

4K has been touted as the latest and greatest in video imaging. With over two times the resolution of HD, it boasts an ultra-high-definition image …

Facebook Active Users Could Exceed China's Population by 2015

If Facebook's user base continues to grow at its current rate, it could surpass the number of people living in China — the world's most populous …

NASA Shows 60 Years of Climate Change in 15 Seconds

It may feel cold outside right now, but NASA's new climate video helps you visualize how hot Earth is getting overall.<p>NASA's Goddard Institute for …

Heinz Tomato Ketchup's Super Bowl Ad Will Leave You Clapping Your Hands

Heinz Ketchup is back in the Super Bowl after 16 years, with a feel-good montage — punctuated by a fart joke.<p>Set to the tune of "If You're Happy and …

Verdict Is An Anonymous ‘Hot Or Not’ For Anything

What do tech-savvy young people get up to these days? Well, if they’re anything like the two 18 year-old founders of Verdict, a new app for iOS that can be thought of as a ‘Hot or not‘ for just about anything, then when not building apps and websites, they’re interning at VC firms and Microsoft, …

Facebook Officially A Mobile Ad Firm With 53% Of Ad Revenue Now Coming From Its 945M Mobile Users

Facebook hit a major milestone with today’s Q4 2013 earnings as it crossed the halfway point and now earns 53% of ad revenue from mobile, or $1.37 billion of its $2.59 billion in revenue this quarter. The small-screen skrilla comes from 556 million daily mobile users up from 507 million in Q3, and …

NoWait, The App That Lets You Join A Restaurant Wait List From Your Phone, Goes Nationwide

Mobile wait listing service for restaurants, NoWait, is now expanding the rollout of its consumer-facing mobile app to reach diners nationwide, the company says. The app shows you a list of nearby restaurants, wait times, and distances, and lets you join wait lists from your phone. It first arrived …

Test Your Lying Skills With This 5-Second Quiz

Bad news, introverts: You make terrible liars.<p>Or at least that's what this five-second quiz from YouTube channel In 59 Seconds claims.<p>The quiz itself …

What the Internet Was Doing During the State of the Union

In an unofficial vote, Congress and the American people have decided that it's okay to use the Internet while the president is speaking.<p>On Twitter, …

Audi Engineered the Creepiest Dog of All Time

Audi may be known for engineering impressive vehicles, and now, the company is also engineering nightmares.<p>The company's Super Bowl XLVIII ad dropped …

Good News for Facebook About Its So-Called Teen Problem

Some younger teens may be leaving Facebook, but overall, teens actually became much more "reachable" on the platform in 2013, according to new …