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Authorities bust AlphaBay, the dark web's biggest marketplace

After the demise of Silk Road, the role of the dark web's most notorious black marketplace was assumed by AlphaBay. But <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the site has now been shuttered, thanks to a joint law enforcement operation between the US, Canada and Thailand. One of its operators, …

Dark Web

The 7-Step Instagram Ad Campaign Blueprint

These seven steps will help you create an effective ad campaign on Instagram whenever you need it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Kim Walsh Phillips’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | …

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Public Relations

8 Ways to Monetize Your Blog and Make Money Online

Offering ebooks and other digital products will generate cash.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're just starting out with your blog, it can seem like one of the most arduous and frustrating tasks. With so much information to consume and strategies to digest, how …

Marketing

6 Things The Average Instagrammer Does Better Than Most Marketing Professionals | Inc.com

You know the scene:<p>A room full of twenty-somethings, all staring at their phones, scrolling through eighteen different versions of the same picture, obsessively trying to figure out which one to edit and then post to their however-many Followers.<p>But behind this seemingly surface level behavior (and …

Public Relations

Massive database containing over 560 million passwords discovered

Looks like it’s time to change passwords again. Security researchers have discovered a massive database of login credentials — over 560 million emails and passwords — put together by an unknown person. All of the information is insecure.<p>The database was discovered by the Kromtech Security Research …

How to Start an Influencer Marketing Empire From Scratch | Inc.com

Influencer marketing is a trend that is on the rise. So much, in fact, that I recently attended Hispanicize, a conference that takes place in Miami each year and is all about how Latino influencers can build their brands so they can work with major companies (and vice versa).<p>This year's conference …

Public Relations

How One Man Grew His Social Media Brand to Reach Millions

Case Kenny posted every day for three years, and now he's seeing the results.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article has been updated to reflect accurate readership and Facebook fan counts.</i><p>Building a massive online following as a blog or online publication in 2017 …

Marketing

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Special Offer: Pay What You Want to Learn Web Design in 2017

It's time.<p>Nope, it's not just you, 2016 really has dragged on. But the good news is we're on the verge of a shiny new year, one in which you can …

Web Design

Someone Turned 2016 Into a Horror Movie Trailer and It's Terrifying AF

Relive all the horrors 2016 had to offer.<p>Even the scariest horror movies have nothing on 2016. From creepy clowns roaming the streets to the deaths of countless beloved icons, this year has been nothing short of unsettling — and most of us are more than ready for it to be over.<p>But if you need more …

Horror

New iMessage hack lets you crash friends’ iPhones via text message

A new nefarious text message has been discovered that has the power to completely crash iPhones, even those running the latest version of iOS 10.<p>Instead of using infected links or weird text like previous iMessage hacks, this new one allows attackers to disable a person’s Messages app by simply …

Ten Apps That Will Improve Your Marketing Team's Productivity In 2017

More and more CMOs are finding themselves overwhelmed by the mounting responsibilities they have to tackle every day. However, though the modern world generates a lot of stress, it also provides relief. Technology, when correctly used, can help alleviate some of the burden of responsibilities.<p>If …

Apps

This device fixes the worst thing about the new MacBook Pro

'HyperDrive' is a compact adapter for the ports lost in the recent MacBook Pro upgrade, turning the two Thunderbolt 3 slots into various HDMI, USB-C, …

Want to become a marketing whiz? This SEO certification training is essential

SEO Remains the secret sauce of the web. Everyone knows understanding Search Engine Optimization is vital to a high-performing website — but very few know how to execute it in a way that matters. Be among those learned few with this Expert Lecture Series for SEO Certification, now just $29 from TNW …

20 Rising Web Development And Design Blogs To Follow In 2017

A year ago I listed 25 promising digital design blogs to follow. When you look back, you notice how much have changed. If you’re aiming to become a successful entrepreneur or a freelancer, you must learn marketing, design and web development.<p>Today I’m sharing a handy list of 20 rising web …

Web Design

The Role of Color in Branding (Infographic)

The color of your logo will determine how it is perceived.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of color is often underestimated by consumers. But marketers spend a lot of time thinking about this important element.<p>In fact, color is one of the biggest factors that …

Marketing

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA | Inc.com

I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising agency: Finance, accounting, marketing, organizational theory, operations, business law, negotiation strategies, and …

Entrepreneurship

These are the 50 most innovative chief marketing officers in the world

The era of the CMO has arrived.<p>Chief marketing officers are more important to the success of global businesses — and more powerful — than ever before.<p>Marketers are not only executing on corporate strategy, but are also often among the key shapers of it.<p>And most importantly, they have to put the …

Advertising

Two-thirds of the world's internet users live under government censorship: report

Web freedom declined across the globe for the sixth consecutive year, according to a new report<p>Two-thirds of the world's internet users live under regimes of government censorship, according to a report released today. The report from Freedom House, a pro-democracy think tank, finds that internet …

Human Rights

Implementing FoldView in React Native – Committer Engineering

What’s most amazing to me about React Native is how quickly one can go from idea to product. Applying the state-of-the-art in Web to native app …

Why the internet of things is the new magic ingredient for cyber criminals

The massive attack on Brian Krebs’s website presents huge problems for investigative reporters<p>Brian Krebs is one of the unsung heroes of tech journalism. He’s a former reporter for the <i>Washington Post</i> who decided to focus on cybercrime after his home network was hijacked by Chinese hackers in 2001. …

Cybersecurity

Toyota's Kirobo Mini companion robot goes on sale for $400 next year

If you're tired of lonely drives and pine for a 10cm-tall companion that could sit in your Prius' cup holder, well, does Toyota ever have the product for you. The world's biggest car company will sell its Kirobo Mini robot, first announced at last year's Tokyo Motor Show, sometime in 2017 for …

Auto Shows

Zakynthos: A Stunning Greek Island Worthy of Your Bucket List

Blessed with over 1400 islands and a total of 16000 km of coastline, it is no doubt that Greece is proud of its beaches. If you are ever so lucky to …

5 Technologies For 2031

Look back to the year 2001 and it’s hard to imagine how different the world was. Global Internet penetration was just 5% then, compared to 50% today, and connection speeds were frustratingly slow. Mobile phones were fairly common, but were capable of little more than voice or text. Google was still …

Quantum Computing

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Success

Why a Brand Identity is a Must Have for Every Startup?

mariyasabeen<p>07-21 07:18<p>design<p>When people know about your business, what do you want them to think about your brand? What do you want them to perceive …

Snowden’s Favorite Cloud Service Now Has a Group Chat App

The cloud service that earned Edward Snowden's trust is now taking on the likes of Slack.<p>Group chats are such an integral part of many organizations that sharing sensitive information is par for the course, but it's fair to say that the majority of users would prefer it if whatever was discussed in …

Apps

Everything you need to know about full-stack marketing

With everything from social media to video production, where should you start investing your attention? Take a look at the following marketing …