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What to Eat and What to Avoid at the Mall Food Court

Shopping while hungry has its hazards. First of all, if you’re at the mall, you’ll come home with more stuff. Researchers from the Carlson School of …

Nutrition

Twitter Finally Lets You See Just How Few People Are Faving Your Tweets

After quietly testing out its handy new analytics dashboard just over a month ago, Twitter is officially opening the service up to the rest of the …

Twitter Facts and Statistics You Need to Know in 2014

What first attracted me to Twitter and social media six years ago was that you could achieve world wide marketing for free. It’s called organic …

How To Write A Startup Marketing Plan

You're looking at a pure marketing machine here, known as a Super Power User.<p>If a community member is rocking this shiny icon, they've been active on …

Drones for Delivery are Here

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Pinterest Is Now Valued at $5 Billion, Despite Little Revenue

Pinterest Inc. still makes virtually zero revenue, yet the scrapbooking site’s value is soaring in the eyes of venture capitalists.<p>The company said Thursday it raised a $200 million investment that values it at $5 billion, making Pinterest one of the most valuable venture-capital backed startups in …

How Mercedes-Benz Nails Instagram

Mercedes-Benz has been active on Instagram for a little over two years, and posted a whopping 2110 photos and videos – far more than any other brand …

The homepage is dead, and the social web has won—even at the New York Times

Traffic to the New York Times homepage fell by half in the last two years, according to the newspaper’s internal review of its digital strategy. Here’s the very stark chart:<p>That’s not necessarily a reflection of any problems at the Times but the reality of how news is now distributed on the …

Social Media

Apple creating full-blown health and fitness services platform akin to App Store

We “know” from rumors that Apple with iOS 8 is planning to introduce a new application called Healthbook said to aggregate health and fitness data …

Amazon now lets you shop for games and more through Twitter

Amazon's latest service, AmazonCart, allows Twitter users to add products to their Amazon.com shopping cart with a single tweet, the online retailer announced today.<p>Twitter users can reply to a tweet containing an Amazon product link with the hashtag #AmazonCart (that's in the U.S.; in the U.K., …

iOS: A/B Testing, Dealing with the App Store, and Moving Fast

Lately, I’ve been meeting with founders and CTOs regarding the challenges of a/b testing on iOS, and I’ve found that I’m repeating myself a …

The Optimal Length For Video Marketing Content

<i>Yoav Hornung is an award-winning young filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Veed.me, a video production marketplace.</i><p>At Veed.me, we’re often asked by businesses, “How long should a video be?”<p>Truth is, there are two answers for this question:<p>As short as possible<br>• It …

Instagram Is a Marketer's Best Friend — For Now

Instagram represents by far the best platform for marketers to interact with consumers, according to a recent study from Forrester Research.<p>Looking …

Twitter now has 255 million users, but activity has dropped year over year

Can the service take flight again after a bad stumble?<p>Twitter posted solid financials and user growth today, but it wasn't enough to reassure Wall Street after the company's struggles last quarter. The company reported $250 million in revenue, more than double what it pulled in for the same quarter …

Facebook In The Age Of Mobile-Only

Just 21% (268 million) of Facebook’s users access the service from desktop-only, and both that percentage and number are falling as Facebook grows, according to new stats from Facebook’s Q1 2014 earnings report this week. Meanwhile Facebook’s mobile-only user count is now at 341 million, or 26.7% …

Facebook’s Mobile Ad Network Is Called “Facebook Audience Network” And Here’s How It Works

Next week at f8, Facebook will unveil Facebook Audience Network, its mobile ad network that will let developers target both standard banners and custom ad units with Facebook’s vast trove of personal data, according to multiple sources. It could let developers monetize, advertisers buy more mobile …

"The War is Not Won:" Game of Thrones Season 4: Official Trailer (HBO)

Game of Thrones

Apple Sold 20 Million Apple TVs, Which Are Now Far From A Hobby

The Apple TV continues to gain traction despite little effort from Apple. On today’s financial earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has sold 20 million Apple TV boxes. By the end of 2013, the company had sold approximately 10 million Apple TV units. The product is clearly on-pace …

NYPD Twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse

Just before 2pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign …

Hands On With Facebook's Nearby Friends

There's a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added "exact location" to that list.<p>Facebook's new Nearby …

Sci-fi short film imagines a world without paper

What would our world be like without paper? According to the renegade scientist in "Scattered," a sci-fi short film adapted from a story by author Ken MacLeod, it'd be a place freed from the restrictions of human history. Without the original source documents, mankind would have a clean slate. In …

Will customer service ever be the new marketing?

Industry experts have been touting this convergence for years, but will these practices ever fully integrate? What should you be doing today?<p><b>Customer</b> …

Wu-Tang Clan fans pooling $5 million to buy sole copy of the group's next album

There's truly a Kickstarter project for just about everything. Case in point: a new fundraising effort to pool together $5 million to buy the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, which the group is planning make available to only one lucky person. Last month, Wu-Tang Clan member Robert "RZA" Diggs …

Marissa Mayer’s genius plot to turn Apple against Google

Is Marissa Mayer about to play two of Silicon Valley’s fiercest rivals off each other?<p>Kara Swisher of Re/Code was out with a fascinating scoop on Yahoo late yesterday. According to her report, which cited sources inside the company, Yahoo is looking to convince Apple to dump Google as the default …

Silicon Valley

Perú se convierte en principal destino turístico de chilenos

El <b>Perú es el destino turístico preferido por los chilenos</b>, según un ranking elaborado por la agencia de viajes Despegar.com. Los otros dos destinos …