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Why Wall Street Loves Hillary

She's trying to sound populist, but the banks are ready to shower her campaign with cash.<p>An odd thing happened last month when, stumping just before the midterms, Hillary Clinton came in close proximity to the woman who has sometimes been described as the conscience of the Democratic Party. …

Rosetta comet landing on course despite wake-up glitch

Rosetta’s Philae lander did not wake up properly at the first attempt but everything is back on course now<p>On Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt a risky landing on a comet, and it seems the Philae lander wanted to catch a few extra winks of sleep before its big day.<p>Overnight, the …

Ronald McDonald gets new outfit, takes on Twitter. Still creepy?

Same clown, new clothes: Is that the main takeaway of McDonald's newest makeover of its brand ambassador Ronald McDonald?<p>On Wednesday, the Oak Brook, Ill., fast-food giant unveiled a new look for the redheaded clown and announced he'd be featured on McDonald's social media accounts.<p>Gone are the …

Why a Higher Minimum Wage Is Good for Small Business | Inc.com

Like everyone else under the sun, entrepreneurs are inclined to look out for their own self interest, which is why you wouldn’t be surprised if many of them were skeptical of hiking the minimum wage. They're going to have to reach into their less-than-bottomless pockets to find the extra cash, …

Small Business

Here's A Good Look At What It'll Be Like Using The Big-Screen iPhone 6

According to numerous reports and rumors, the next iPhone launching later this year will have a bigger screen, likely 4.7 inches. (The iPhone 5S has a 4-inch screen.)<p>There have been a lot of leaked photos and schematics of what the so-called iPhone 6 will look like, and a site called Unbox Therapy …

Mobile Technology

Now You Can Craft Your Selfie For Maximum Likes – With Science

Selfies are so hot that they might already be over (if I’m aware of something being cool it usually isn’t anymore) but you don’t have to just crank out pictures of your mug taken at arm’s length indiscriminately in hopes of finding an angle that plays well on social media. Thanks to MIT PhD student …

Storyful’s Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook

Twitter is the king of real time news, but people’s eagerness to retweet juicy stories sometimes outweighs their willingness to verify the facts first, leading them to parrot misinformation. That’s why the most intersting thing about Facebook’s partnership with Storyful to create a Newswire isn’t …

Google+ Isn't Dead, It's Just Overexposed

Sometimes — less frequently these days, thankfully — Google+ still gets compared to a ghost town. It's a metaphor from the early days of the social …

California bill to require a 'kill switch' on phones fails in state senate

A California bill that would require anti-theft measures to be included in smartphones, failed to pass today after a vote fell two Senate members short of its minimum. Senate bill 962 — which was introduced in February by Senator Mark Leno, a San Francisco Democrat — asked for any "advanced mobile …

How to Hunt for a Job Using Social Media

Securing a job is the tough part, but scouting an open position? All it takes is a strategic scroll through your favorite social media accounts.<p>Sites …

7 Ways To Mine The Hidden Gold In Your Customer Data

The more you know about your customers, the more you can provide to them information that is increasingly useful, relevant and persuasive. You may …

Campaign

Crushing 11 Big Myths About Social Media and Content Marketing

You think you know the best practices in social media and content marketing, but the truth may be different. Jay Baer crushes 11 big myths from the world's of social media and content marketing.

Marketing

Which Social Networks Deliver the Most Engaged Users?

YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn drive the most engaged social referrals to websites, according to a recent report from Shareaholic.<p>In its analysis, …

How to Create Perfect Posts for the Most Popular Social Platforms [Infographic]

The content that works well for one social platform may not work well for another. That's because every social platform has its own unique formula …

Your Five-Point Mobile Marketing Checklist

So many mobile marketing options are available... But where does one start? Is SMS still relevant? Should you focus on mobile search? What about …

5 Reasons Your Resume Doesn't Stand Out From the Crowd

The time has come to look for a job. You’ve been editing your resume like a maniac, taking in all the advice on what to take out and what verbs to …

19 Social Media Facts That Every Marketer Should Know

Most brands, by now, recognize the power of social media and understand it's not just a passing fad. In fact, if Facebook were a country, it would …

7 words that keep confusing the Internet

Seven little words seem to be the most difficult to understand among English speakers online. It seems pointless to even write this blog post because …

Writing

Cybersecurity Threat to Small Business: Social Engineering Hacks | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: A shorter version of this Q&A appears in the December/January issue of Inc.</i><p><i>Chris Hadnagy breaks into businesses for a living. But not to worry--he’s on your side. Companies hire his firm, Social-Engineer, to test the strength of their security both online and offline so they can</i> …

Social Media

Bret Shuford's 'Charming: A Tale Of An American Prince' Reveals Actor's Triumphs, Struggles

With his successful stage career, handsome husband and love of all things Disney, Bret Shuford appears to be living a modern fairy tale.<p>His reality, of course, is considerably more complex. The 34-year-old actor is frank about his early struggles with sexuality as well as the circumstances that …

Too Old To Remember - The Stories Of Older Gays and Lesbians In Song

“In those days you got married,<br>So I did at twenty-three.<br>I tried to be conventional,<br>It was never really me.<br>Tried to blend in with the others,<br>Went to …

Betty White Tells Larry King She Doesn't Understand Homophobes

Betty White sat down with Larry King this week to answer some questions from fans, including how she responds to those who don't support rights for member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.<p>The question came from Instagram user mrluissalazar, who asked the actress, "What …

J.K. Rowling questions Ron and Hermione's relationship

In a new interview conducted by Emma Watson, <i>Harry Potter</i> author J.K. Rowling drops a bombshell: She’s not so sure she should have put Ron and …