Alex Gous

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Twitter Users Can Now Send, Receive Images in Direct Messages

Twitter users can now share and receive images in direct messages.<p>Twitter unveiled the new feature in an update to versions of its iOS and Android …

South Africa Tops Africa's 50 Richest, Johann Rupert Is Country's Richest Man

South Africa leads the African continent in names appearing on Forbes list of Africa’s 50 Richest. With 14 individuals on the list, the country trumps both Nigeria (11 fortunes) and Egypt (9 fortunes). South Africa’s 14 richest have a combined net worth of $28.79 billion, and an average net worth …

Sony and Microsoft square up for PS4 and Xbox One launch showdown

en_GB<p>article<p>Sony has fired the starting gun on the European leg of its Playstation 4 (PS4) advertising campaign just days ahead of the console’s …

The Instagram Scam That Tricked 100,000 Users Into Giving Away Passwords

Insert your username and password, get free followers and Likes. This is what tens of thousands of Instagram users <i>thought</i> was happening.<p>More than …

Baby, You Can Drive (Or Ride In) My Car

If you’re still driving your own car, you might need to get up to speed.Car sharing and ride sharing have cruised into many cities around the world, …

Transportation

Twitter’s Underwriters Stand To Reap More Than $200M Following The Company’s IPO Spike

<i>Update: There has been some pushback about this post, and I think a note is in order. My financial accounting source says that the main premise checks out, but that because I only looked at the S-1 document, I could have missed the impact of potentially extant private contracts between the banks in</i> …

New In-Flight Device Rules Are Marketing Opportunity

It turns out you aren’t going to cause the plane to crash because you’re fiddling with your iPhone during the first 10 minutes of a flight. So …

Customers

The Thumb Is Gone: Facebook Like Button Gets a Makeover

Pop quiz: What buttons are seen more than 22 billion times every day, embedded on 7.5 million websites?<p>Answer: the Facebook Like and Share buttons, …

What the Most Retweeted Tweets of All Time Say About Twitter

Each social network has its own greatest-hits list. YouTube had "The Evolution of Dance." Facebook seems to generate million-like stories about kids …

The one simple Facebook mistake most nonprofits make

Click the chart to see it at full size.<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, marketing …

Six Ways to Grow a LinkedIn Group: Tips From the Pros

Shares 4K<p>Are you part of a LinkedIn group that has stalled?<p>Do you want to create a LinkedIn group?<p>LinkedIn groups can be a great way to network with …

4 Ways Marketers Can Use Facebook Hashtags

Shares 9K<p>Have you started using Facebook hashtags for your business?<p>Are you wondering how to best use a Facebook hashtag?<p>In this article, I’ll reveal …

Earth-like Planets: Potentially Billions of Planets Like Earth in Milky Way

Earth-like planets are more common than was previously believed, astronomers say in a new analysis.<p>The astronomers say that about 20 percent of stars …

The cheerleader effect: how you can look good in a group

People apparently look more attractive when seen with others than when viewed as individuals, so get yourself a band<p>A study published last week by scientists at the University of California, San Diego suggests that people look more attractive when seen in the presence of others than when viewed as …

Online retailers move into bricks and mortar stores

<b>With the inexorable rise of online shopping, there have been gloomy predictions about the future of the bricks and mortar, High Street store.</b><p>Yet it seems that reports of its imminent demise may have been exaggerated.<p>In a new twist, established e-commerce businesses are increasingly opening physical …

National Retail Federation

7 Amazing Images Of The Future, From 1947

From the Popular Science archive: Weather control, looped cities, moon microwaves, and more!<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>When <i>Popular Science</i> published these dazzling visions of the future in May 1947, science seemed to be propelling humanity faster and faster into a strange new world: engineers …

HP brings in a former Microsoft executive–this time to lead its converged cloud products

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Anna Gordon/GigaOM<p>HP has hired Bill Hilf, the man who brought open source religion to Microsoft to help HP build its …