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The best connected home might be one built for you

Outfitting your home with Internet of Things devices can still be a pain. Figuring out which pieces of hardware from different companies work together is a trip down a confusing rabbit hole. But for those in the market for a connected home, is increasingly becoming a ready-to-go option.<p>Adding home …

Job Site Hired Raises $40 Million and Forecasts Profit by 2017

When Mehul Patel, Hired Inc.'s chief executive officer, began talking to venture capitalists last year for the company's latest fundraising round, …

The Official Activist Investing Blog (TM)

Shareholder activism with respect to public companies continued to grow last year, and there are few indications of this trend abating in the near …

Marketers Put Internet of Things Data to Use—and It Works

Marketers are leveraging the internet of things (IoT) to track and reach the cross-everywhere consumer. In a July 2015 study by 2nd Watch, nearly six …

Internet of Things

How one young guy can create $25 billion

Airbnb founder Brian Chesky is unique in many ways, as Leigh Gallagher notes in her recent profile of the first-time CEO. He’s a Rhode Island School …

sobata416 investing profile on StockTwits

About<p>Investment Analyst @ConnectedWealth. Global macro, psychology, history & politics. Markets. STEM. MFin candidate. Passed L 3 of the CFA program …

12 tools to help you capture email addresses from your website

Building your email list should be a top priority for all marketers.<p>With Facebook continuing to limit how many people see your posts and Twitter …

Google Builds a Data Platform That’s the Last Piece of Its Ad Empire – Adweek

Google is testing a new advertising product seen as the last piece it needs to complete its ad tech superstructure. The search giant is building a …

Advertising Industry

Starwood, Wal-Mart and RetailMeNot Embrace Mobile Marketing, ‘Unadvertising’

What do consumers want? They want magic – to push a button and have a taxi show up, to scan a bar code and have their prescriptions refilled. And the …

How to Use Analytics to Show Social ROI for C-Level Execs

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Advertising Industry

3 Startups With Killer Branding Strategies That Work

• 152shares<p>Being a startup in the age of accelerated tech and business development is everything but easy. As different reports suggest, the number of …

Startups

For Marketers Every Tech Trend Hinges On Big Data And Analytics

We never seem to tire of tech talk. We love debating and discussing the cloud, the Internet of Things, wearables, mobility, and every other new technology that hits the market. And why not? These gadgets and trends are changing the way we connect, communicate, market products, and engage with our …

Does facebook have a public search API yet?

I can't seem to find the definitive word out there of the facebook search api: the api that allows you to search public status updates and …

How does IBM TryTracker work?

IBM advanced analytics consultant Michael Nicholson and his team crunched data from more than 250 rugby matches to determine the algorithm for IBM TryTracker<p><b>Follow the match with IBM TryTracker</b><p>Rugby union can be a tricky game to comprehend, even for die-hard supporters. But IBM TryTracker is …

Why your things need the cloud

Every few years there is a new “next big thing” in the fast-changing computing industry. Sometimes these “next big things” have proven to be fads or …

Homebase

RapidMiner Adds Streams To Bring Real Time To Its Big Data Processing

RapidMiner announced their new Streams service today to enable customers to capture streams of data and process it in real time. RapidMiner president Michele Chambers explained this could be particularly useful when it comes to capturing and processing Internet of Things or industrial sensor data …

Envato Market

Watch out, Facebook: Snapchat will feature video from major brands (report)

A news report Monday evening says the photo sharing app Snapchat will be launching its rumored content channel — complete with brand-sponsored video — as soon as Tuesday morning.<p>After Snapchat finally began to monetize its technology last fall with big-brand ads included in users’ apps, reports …

ABI: Transformative Technologies for Visionaries

How Blockchain is Impacting Industrial Manufacturing and Supply Chain Logistics DOWNLOAD PDF<p>What Industrial Innovators Must KnowSix 1-Minute …

Ditch the hub and check out some software apps for the smart home

A growing number of people have a connected device or three in their home, but don’t really want to trouble themselves with a home automation hub or …

Home Automation

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen<p><b>I read technology</b> articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, …

Social Media

Twitter

Marin Display<p>The only fully transparent retargeting and prospecting solution powered by cross-channel intent<p>Marin Display is a SaaS-based, real-time …

mNectar reveals what ads of the future could look like, and Twitter wants in

Interactive ad company mNectar has announced that its services have been fully integrated with four of the most popular mobile integration platforms: …

Content Marketing Tools: The Ultimate List

The Ultimate Content Marketing Tools List has been updated as of August 14, 2014 to include over thirty new tools and several new categories …

Marketing

70% of Marketers Will Spend More on Social Media Ads This Year

Salesforce surveyed 5,000 marketers at the end of last year on their budgets for 2015, and the software giant found that 70 percent of them plan to …

Social Media

Machine learning will eventually solve your JPEG problem

I take <i>a lot</i> of photos on my smartphone. So many, in fact, that my wife calls me Cellphone Ansel Adams. I can’t imagine how many more digital photos …

Machine Learning

65% of Facebook’s Video Views Are Now on Mobile Devices

Sixty-five percent of global Facebook video views occur on mobile devices, according to the social media giant, which revealed a handful of stats …

Social Media

12 Best Social Media Management Tools

<b>Social media</b> is one of the most effective ways for you and your business to get more traffic and generate new leads. Having the right <b>social media</b> …

60 Awesome Social-Media Tools for Entrepreneurs

Want to streamline your social media functions? Want to know more about your followers, your competition, and your customers? Want to attract more customers? Try a few of these tools.<p>I know a little about social media tools, like how to get more leads and referrals on LinkedIn, how to find awesome …

Social Media