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Still Don't Believe In Influencer Marketing? Amazon Just Showed Us The Future | Inc.com

Many people don't know that behind Amazon's brilliant marketplace is an army of affiliate links from websites all over the world. It is a key pillar in how they drive traffic and sales.<p>If you don't know what an affiliate link is, it's a link that tracks where the traffic is coming from and rewards …

Marketing

Marijuana Users Risk Schizophrenia, But the Drug Helps Pain

Marijuana can help ease chronic pain but it can also raise the risk of severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, a comprehensive new report found.<p>A team of top experts looked at all the studies that have been done on the use of cannabis — marijuana and products made from marijuana — and its …

Cannabis

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Nutrition

I spent 3 months applying to jobs after a coding bootcamp. Here’s what I learned.

A less-talked about part of the bootcamper’s journey is what happens after you graduate — when you’re searching for that six-figure developer …

Novo, Sanofi go head to head as FDA clears new diabetes drugs | Reuters

(Reuters) - Rivals Novo Nordisk and Sanofi have won U.S. approval for new combination drugs to treat diabetes, sparking a fresh battle for sales in a fiercely competitive market.<p>The logo of Danish multinational pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is pictured on the facade of a production plant in …

Biotechnology

Play this coding game. Score a job in Silicon Valley

It took less than three months for an online coding game to transform James Johnston's life.<p>Johnston, 31, was designing software for orthodontists and living in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when he landed a better-paid software engineering job in Silicon Valley at a major tech startup.<p>The key to this …

Silicon Valley

Google and Facebook ban fake news sites from their advertising networks

While it would have been nice to tackle this issue <i>before</i> the election, Google and Facebook are finally taking a tiny step in order to fight back against fake news. According to multiple statements, both companies have updated their policies to ban fake news sites from using Facebook’s and Google’s …

11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business.<p>So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there are also a few tricks that will set you head and shoulders above the competition.<p>If you want to …

Millennials took Adderall to get through school. Now they’ve taken their addiction to the workplace

In 2010, when Raphael was a first-semester college freshman struggling to get through finals, he did what it seemed like all his friends were doing: he got an Adderall from a fellow student and holed up in the library. It was the first time he’d tried the stimulant—a mixture of amphetamine salts …

Medicine

How Google’s algorithm updates are screwing over Hollywood and a US presidential candidate

Google continues to bow to international pressure to reduce the prominence of websites that link to copyright-infringing material.<p>As a result, …

5 Startups That Are Killing It With Social Media Marketing

Social media is seductive because of its easy point of entry and low-cost basis, but a lot of time and effort are required to create a successful campaign. Large corporations can dump money into huge advertising campaigns whenever they want, but it’s the bit players -- the emerging startups of the …

Lytro’s 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen

Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.<p>The company’s light field solution is a truly beautiful technology that may eventually be in every camera we snap a shot or video with. The tech essentially uses data on all of the available light in a …

Researchers Have Made GPS Accurate to Within a Centimetre

Awesome.<p>Most of us rely on global positioning systems (GPS) to figure out where we're going on a daily basis, but current technology works on the …

10 new web tools to add to your armoury

New year, new tools. That's what they say. Isn't it? Anyway, regardless of who says what, we've rounded up some of the niftiest web design tools that …

Scientists create quantum entanglement on a silicon chip

Image copyright Shutterstock/Phunya.A team of scientists has figured out a way for a standard silicon chip to tackle quantum entanglement — a …

Quantum Mechanics

Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google's popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police …

Law Enforcement

Fans Have Dropped $77M on This Guy’s Buggy, Half-Built Game

Author: Chris Baker. Chris Baker Culture<p>Date of Publication: 03.31.15.<p>Time of Publication: 5:30 am. 5:30 am<p>The United Empire of Earth Navy caused …

Facebook Opens Internet.Org To All Developers In Response To Net Neutrality Concerns

Facebook is turning Internet.org, its project to provide free internet to new users, into a platform. The move comes amid criticism of the program’s “walled garden” approach to hand-picking services, and claims that it violates the principles of net neutrality.<p>Criticism of net neutrality has been …

Popular payment app Venmo is finally getting a really important security feature

The company explained that the new feature is meant to " maximize security while continuing to provide a quick and easy sign-in experience on devices you regularly use."<p>Venmo has been slowly gaining in popularity over the past year as the go-to app for mobile users to easily pay each other for …

An Ex-Googler Launches An In-Home Care Startup Called Honor And Raises $20 Million

Seth Sternberg, who sold a messaging service to Google for around $100 million, is launching a new startup centered around in-home care — and has raised a ton of money to build it.<p>Honor, a combination of an online service that connects in-home caregivers, seniors and their families, has raised $20 …

Pinterest Revamps 'Pin It' Button, Makes Bookmarking Faster

Since its launch five years ago, Pinterest has been a destination for dreaming about the future. But Pinterest wants to be much more than the place to discover clothes, vacations, articles and recipes. In a redesign of its “Pin It” browser button, rolled out on Thursday, the site cut the number of …

Social Media

LinkedIn Buys Refresh.io To Add Predictive Insights To Its Products

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with nearly 350 million users, has been making a push into the area of anticipatory computing, where it predicts what kind of information you need to know, when you need it. Today comes the latest development in that strategy: The company has acquired …

6 Common Myths About Financial Planning -- Busted

In this era of DIY, we've grown accustomed to doing professional-level work on our own, whether it's concocting "Top Chef"-worthy weeknight meals, renovating our homes or crafting up a storm.<p>After all, can't you learn most things nowadays by pulling up a YouTube tutorial?<p>But not everything can be …

Personal Finance

Here are the 3 investing truths I tell my financial planning clients to live by

My most important job as a financial adviser is to keep emotions from creeping into financial planning decisions.<p>If you ask me what the next hot …

Female Customer Engagement Rules Financial Planning World

So who is most concerned about their financial futures?<p>According to a new study by Fidelity Investments, women overwhelmingly want to learn more …

Google works to rank sites based on ‘truthfulness’

In a step that critics worry will inject political bias into search results, a Google research team released a report this month on ranking search results based on how factual websites are. They propose eventually using that to change Google rankings, which are currently based on website popularity.<p>…

Pick Aims To Take The Frustration Out Of Finding A Meeting Time For Everyone

Pick is a desktop and iOS app that aims to help you find time a good meeting time for a group of people. Instead of blasting an email out to everyone with a bunch of random times in hopes one of those works out, it collects info from all your calendars and determines when everyone has time to get …

iOS Apps