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Adobe debuts Spark, a suite of mobile and web tools that lets anyone create visual content

Adobe this morning launched a new suite of apps called Adobe Spark, which allow both web and mobile users to create and share visual content – like posts for social media, graphics, web stories, and animated videos. On mobile, the Spark collection is effectively an upgrade and rebranding of a trio …

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

Luxury Lifestyle

8 Mobile Marketing Tips You Don't Want To Miss

If you look around, you will see that virtually everyone carries a smartphone. Yes, even kids have their own devices. In fact, there are nearly 3.5 billion unique mobile users. By the end of 2015, there will be 4.9 billion connected devices. Wow!<p>Because the rise of mobile usage has skyrocketed, the …

Marketing

5 Weight-Lifting Moves That'll Help You Drop a Size (Or More)

Strength training isn't one-sex-fits-all. Sculpt muscle and drop pounds with this routine tailored for women.<p>Few things are clearer: If you want to torch calories, lower your body fat, and stay trim for life, you need more muscle. Yet rarely do I hear women talk about their success with weights. …

Weightlifting

The Complete Social Media Post Checklist

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Before you hit the Publish button or send an update to the queue, what do you do?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Quite often, I find myself publishing instinctively and sometimes failing to consider all the necessary questions and guidelines for what …

18 Reasons Why You Need Every Employee Using LinkedIn Every Day

Corporations are finally waking up to the fact that they need to engage <i>all</i> their people in social media. The impact of social media on a company’s brand is monumental, and it affects everyone throughout your organization – from the entry-level millennials you just hired to your CEO.<p>Senior …

8 Lessons I Learned From Traveling Solo

With a six-week long university break stretching out before me and indecisive friends "umm-ing" and "aah-ing" over holiday plans, I decided to travel alone. My solo adventures in Copenhagen, Budapest and Vienna really emboldened me. Corny as it is to say, my solo traveling experience has literally …

State of the City address: More cops, tech and housing

<i>Click for full text of Mayor Garcetti's address.</i><p>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered his second State of the City speech Tuesday, promising to …

The Interval Running Workout to Make Time Fly on the Treadmill

We're sure there are some people who truly enjoy their hour-long runs on the treadmill—and more power to ‘em. But for many of us, just the thought of …

10 Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

We're huge fans of running. It allows you to get a stress-reducing, endurance-boosting workout with just a pair of shoes and an open road.<p>It also burns calories, of course. At a 10-minute per mile pace, you'll fry about 10 calories a minute.<p>That's a solid number, and if you run faster, you can burn …

New York State

Why The Future Of Online Advertising Looks A Lot Like Television

Ever since the first display ads appeared on our computer screens some two decades ago, the Internet’s big promise over existing advertising has been the ability to target audiences more precisely and measure the impact of the ads.<p>That promise has partly come true, and it remains the key factor in …

Financial Services

Showtime Networks: Brands Can Do More Than Banner Ads on Mobile

Premium cable network Showtime has forged a strong presence in the mobile space. How does it leverage mobile in a creative way to engage with its TV …

Samsung lets your avatar do the waiting for the Galaxy S6

In recent years, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has taken an adversarial approach in its advertising, portraying fans of Apple Inc. as glorified lemmings, loyal to the brand not because they "think different" but because they are conformists. Its commercials portrayed people lining up for hours for a …

White Label App for Hip-Hop Should be Made for Every Genre

White Label is a music discovery app that charts the most popular hip-hop being listened to and discussed online daily.<p>The app works by monitoring engagement between Twitter and SoundCloud hourly, allowing you to scroll down from a song you are playing to see ongoing discussions via Twitter. You …

10 Best L.A. Places for Studying

<b>10. Silverlake Reservoir</b><p>What sounds better than getting a tan while you crank out that essay? In the hills of Silver Lake you'll find a public park …

Best Winter Trips 2015

Travel<p>There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

National Parks

5 Compelling Reasons To Ramp Up Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Most consumers shop across multiple channels – in fact, a whopping 72% want to connect and engage with brands through digital channels. Most …

Travel

NBA All-Star Weekend Personalities Sing to 'Happy'

NBA All-Star Weekend is a time for everyone involved to let loose, and there's no better way to do that than to put together an awesome music video.<p>Many of the personalities from NBA All-Star Weekend took part in singing and dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy."<p>From LeBron James to Stephen Curry …

Baron Davis Mocks Comeback Process in Video with Steve Nash

Two-time All-Star point guard Baron Davis is working his way back to the court...or at least having a good time with the idea. He premiered a humorous video, entitled "The Comeback," Thursday evening on TNT:<p>In the clip, he is working out with a currently employed NBA point guard: Steve Nash of the …