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Tablets forecast to overtake PC sales at end of year

Sales of tablet computers are due to overtake personal computers for the first time at the end of this year, as consumers increasingly favour products such as Apple’s iPad to desktops and laptops.<p><b>IDC, the technology researcher</b>, is forecasting that a Christmas rush will see 84.1m tablets sold in the …

Tablets

Are You Doing Your SEO Wrong?

With all of the algorithm updates Google has been releasing, have you ever wondered if you are keeping up with them?<p>From Panda to Penguin to now …

The Power of Pinterest Influencers

Pinterest is powerful. Being able to discover brands, new products, designs, recipes, and crafts, all while connecting and sharing your discoveries …

Public Relations

Pinterest Drives More Traffic to Publishers Than Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit Combined

When it comes to referral traffic from social networks, there's Facebook and Pinterest — and then there's everyone else.<p>Facebook accounted for more …

Get Ready for More 'Interest-Based' Facebook Ads in Your News Feed

Facebook tweaked its Custom Audiences feature on Tuesday to let businesses target consumers who have visited their websites or downloaded their …

Amazon: Threat or menace? | Salon.com

Amazon is the perfect narrative vehicle for exploring how the revolutionary changes ushered in by the Internet have remade our world. As Stone reminds us, from the very first moment any of us pointed and clicked our way to an online book purchase in the 1990s, Amazon embodied the utopian, …

LinkedIn Launches a Set of Mobile Recruiting Products

LinkedIn unveiled two new mobile recruiting products on Wednesday morning, continuing the company’s push into bringing its site and services to …

Mobile

The Future of Auto Marketing Could Be a Little Creepy

If the automotive industry can be seen as a bellwether for digital marketing, get ready for some seriously precise targeting that straddles the line …

The Email Growth Tactic You Need To Be Following

Marketing

We (unexpectedly) Got 60K Users in 60 Hours. What we learned

<i>Update: Humbled by all the feedback and comments: Check out the great discussion spawned on the Hacker News thread Summary/Table of Contents</i><p>Our …

Product Management

Twitter Advertisers Can Now Schedule Promoted & Organic Tweets

The development of Twitter’s ad product takes another step today with the launch of Scheduled Tweets. This gives advertisers of all sizes the chance …

Marketing

Twitter reportedly planning targeted ad network for apps and websites

Now that Twitter is almost a publicly traded company, it's under pressure to find meaningful new sources of revenue. That may include advertising outside of users' social streams, according to a new report from the <i>Financial Times</i>. Its sources claim that Twitter is developing an ad network for apps …

How Fast Should You Be Growing?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jules Maltz</i> <i>is a General Partner and</i> <i>Parsa Saljoughian</i> <i>is an Associate at Institutional Venture Partners</i><i>, a late-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park.</i><p>Paul Graham wrote a great post in which he defines a startup as a “company designed to grow fast” and encouraged founders to …

7 Habits Of Highly Successful Startup Leaders

There has been much documentation about the habits of successful people, thanks in large part to Stephen Covey’s massively successful book, <i>The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.</i> While this has been a key piece of literature in the business community since the late 1980’s, the traits are …

News360: A Smart, Personalized News Service for the Web

It’s been a while since we last caught up with the folks at News360, the “news discovery and analysis platform” that works not only to help surface interesting news stories, but also help you understand the background to them. It even taps your personal social data to matchmake you with the right …

Mercedes Is Testing Google Glass Integration, and It Actually Works

I put the car in park, unplug the phone, and put Google Glass on my face. Within seconds, I've got step-by-step directions to a coffee shop down the …

Twitter's Lead Generation Card Opens To All, Adds Analytics And More

Twitter has opened up its Lead Generation Card to all advertisers and small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) after a limited release period. The company has also refined the product with a simpler setup and easier way to collect information about potential customers. The Card now also includes …

What Twitter's Trendrr Buy Means for Social TV

The big news in social media this week was Twitter's purchase of Trendrr. This is great for Twitter, which acquires great technology just in time for …

Advertising Industry

Five Ways to Innovate Faster

One of the most common complaints senior executives have about disruptive innovation is its seemingly snail-like pace. How is it, they wonder, that it takes us forever to pursue ideas that promise to create new markets when the world seems to be innovating at a dizzying pace?<p>This frustration is …

Visualizing the Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Good data visualization uses visuals to put data into context for the readers, making the information easier to understand. This simple infographic …

Google Wants To Power The Online Learning Revolution With MOOC.org

The new partnership with MIT and Harvard-founded edX will make massively open online courses even more massive and open.<p>EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded by Harvard and MIT, today announced a partnership with Google to jointly develop their open-source learning platform, …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

Why Outsourcing Innovation Will Be Big in Tech and Beyond

<i>Paul Jozefak, co-founder and managing director of innovation laboratory Liquid Labs, argues that outsourcing innovation will become a mainstream business practice and a key driver of growth, specifically in the tech sector. While he clearly has a business interest in companies outsourcing their</i> …

Key Metrics For Success With A Local Business Website

There’s a lot of literature out there discussing what local businesses can do to improve their websites, ranging from boosting search visibility …

Marketing