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Facebook wants longer videos, but takes away key view metric - Digiday

Facebook has removed a benchmark metric that allows publishers to see how many video views lasted for 30 seconds or longer. In its place, Facebook …

What is the best strategy when a recruiter asks you your current salary before making an offer?

<i>Answer by Sarah Smith on Quora.</i><p>If you are joining an excellent company, they will offer you compensation that is in line with the impact they expect …

After 10 breakthroughs and $3B in research, IBM announces tiny 7-nanometer chips

In semiconductor chip research, IBM has been racking up the breakthroughs for decades. And now it says that work is paying off with the creation of the first 7-nanometer chips. This means that the miniaturized electronics are so small that transistors on the chips are only 7 billionth of a meter in …

Pussy, Money, Weed: How Marketers Are Capitalizing on Pot's New Lady Demographic

Branded marijuana encourages consumers to smoke like a girl.<p>As states have started to adopt varying degrees of marijuana legalization and the humble plant has gone mainstream, women have found themselves the sudden linchpin of an industry that is rapidly growing (wink). Going on record as "stiletto …

How R can supercharge data science

One of the most popular tools in data science today is the open-source programming language R. Simply put, R is the language of data. Over the last 20 years, statisticians all over the world have contributed their innovations to open source R. These contributions mean that developers have access to …

How to find the perfect remote working setup for you

Since I started working remotely I’ve become more productive, learned to complete my work faster, and become better at prioritizing what I work on. I’ve also learned more about <i>how</i> I work, and when I work best.<p>Remote working doesn’t suit everyone, but for those who <i>do</i> love the extra flexibility and …

The future of flat design

Flat will also continue to evolve to incorporate more images.<p>Many of the flat or almost flat sites hitting the web today include photos, something very few early flat sites had. Flat-style colors and typography paired with great images reflect hints of a flat aesthetic that is comfortable with …

These Are the 25 Smartest Companies in the World | Inc.com

The <i>MIT Technology Review</i> recently completed and published its list of the smartest companies in the world for 2015. To make the list of the smartest companies in the world, a business "must have truly innovative technology and a business model that is both practical and ambitious, with the result …

Google Maps Can Now Send Directions From Your Desktop to Android

Android: A while back, Google added the ability to type “send directions” into Google to automatically forward directions to your phone. Then it …

Why do people quit their jobs at dream companies like Facebook or Google?

<i>Answer by Michael Wolfe on Quora.</i><p>I’ll answer the question as asked, but let me first highlight what I think is the assumption underlying the …

Mastering m-commerce and convergence

The number of touch points brands now have with their customers has increased exponentially, which means brands now have that many more ways to connect with their customers. That is great for brands, but it also makes things considerably more difficult. How can you maintain a consistent customer …

How do looks affect one's career?

<i>Answer by Aakanksha Joshi on Quora.</i><p>I think it’s naive to think that looks don’t matter at all in most careers.<p>This is more obvious in case of careers …

This $9 computer could change the economics of building hardware

Today in a garage in Oakland, California, a company that could pave the way for a new generation of hardware startups is being built. Much like …

10 Questions Still Baffling Scientists

Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does …

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Wanted: Highly skilled tech workers, $100,000-plus salary, no college required

While the debate over the value of a college education goes on, a peculiar trend is picking up speed in the IT job market. Shortages of certain …

60 Free Tools for Modern Storytellers

<i>This post first appeared on Medium.</i><p>In the Web age, being an exquisite wordsmith sadly no longer guarantees people are going to read you write. The writer today must also master photography, SEO, coding, and how to extract money from commissioning editors loathe to help out. There’s also the small …

The ROI of Social Media – kontrollieren Sie Ihren Erfolg

Neulich beim Chef: Während unseres wöchentlichen Meetings stand wieder die Überprüfung unserer Social Analytics im Vordergrund. Ich weiß nicht, wie …

How to Create Consistently Great Content

These numbers refer to the intervals at which different types of content should be released. For example, social postings should typically be put out at least once a day, blog posts once a week… etc.<p>While these guidelines might be useful starting points, they are still just averages. The first step …

"THE PROCESS OF WRITING A NOVEL" by Maureen McHugh

5 Google Analytics Tips for Web Publishers | SEJ

If you’re running a blog or magazine-style website and are having success with it, you have no doubt put in a lot of hard work building an editorial …

Mobile App Optimization - Create an App Users Love

Your customers are going to delete you.<p>Consider this: 80-90% of downloaded mobile apps are used once and then deleted. It doesn’t have to be that way.<p>…

Apple Watch diagnostic port: a goldmine for accessory makers

Long before it officially existed, there were rumors that the Apple Watch had disappointing battery life. It wasn't long afterward that we started to hear companies were preparing to build external power packs to compensate. Thankfully, the folks over at Reserve Strap have discovered that you don't …

Smartwatches

Three surprising ways to lower your data usage

Unless you're still rocking an unlimited data plan, you probably know the basics of data management -- no streaming, online gaming or downloading large apps when you're not hooked up to Wi-Fi. But what if you're being conservative with your data usage and still bumping up against your monthly …

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The subtle science of selling – a six-step guide

Salespeople can lure you into buying their products with simple psychological tricks. Tiffanie Wen explores how they work.<p>If I told you this is the most important article you’ll read this week, you probably wouldn’t believe me. But what if I could say that 75% of your friends agreed? Or if I could …

The 9 Books Every Leader Should Read

There are more than a million business books in print, and thousands more published every year. But what if, for some reason, you were only allowed …

10 tips for finding and hiring a top developer

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>Every savvy …

The Easiest Way to Check Your Entire Website for Spelling Mistakes

Typosaurus is a simple web-tool to check your entire website for spelling errors. Use the Typosaurus scanner to unearth those typos in a clear, …

Why Marketers Should Not Ignore This New Twitter Feature

Twitter just released a feature that, if you’re a social media marketer, you might not want to ignore. The social network now allows anyone to send …

Managing millennials

The very different work traits of hoodies, old fogies, and everyone in between<p>Latest stories<p>“A Quiet Place” is high-concept horror at its …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management