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3 Simple Steps to Automate Your Content Marketing

Creating content marketing eats up your time. Here's how to use automation to get better, quicker results.<p>Co-founder and CEO of Pickaweb<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a business owner who has to perform multiple tasks in a day -- sometimes simultaneously -- you …

Marketing

Why You're Not Getting Customers From Social Media

New study shows how Facebook likes alone don't cut it.<p>Author and President of Sterling Marketing Group<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“I’ve got 10,000 likes on my Facebook page,” proudly proclaimed the business owner sitting next to me at the conference lunch I was …

Marketing

The Best Technology Tools for Content Marketing

These are the tools that I use to address three critical content marketing areas -- strategy, creation and distribution.<p>CEO and Founder of ThinkWarwick Communications<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rate of content creation is growing exponentially year over year and …

Marketing

Facebook, Virtual Reality (VR) And The Future Of Social Networks

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are real hot potatoes at the moment, and understandably so. They undoubtedly have the potential to revolutionize the way that we interact with each other, and with machines, in the digital world.<p>Facebook’s $2bn purchase of Oculus, one of the leading …

Virtual Reality

This New Gadget Prevents Your House From Burning Down

If the Talking Heads were to re-record their 1983 hit single, "Burning Down the House," they would need to update the lyrics to "The house never …

Google To Launch An Artificial Intelligence Messenger Service To Rival Facebook M: Reports

According to sources close to the Wall Street Journal, Google is looking into launching a new mobile based messenger service underpinned by artificial intelligence. “For its new service, Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., plans to integrate chatbots, software programs that answer questions inside a …

Chatbots

The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”?<p>eMarketer predicts a happy holiday season for retailers this year, with …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

Microsoft has created an iPhone app that's like Tinder for business

Microsoft Garage, the company's "after hours ideas factory," has created a new iPhone app called Forum that applies Tinder's popular "swiping" feature to question-and-answer forums for companies.<p>Employees can submit questions and the app has a "swiping" feature to vote on posts. Users swipe right …

Satya Nadella
Journalism

What Really Makes Customers Buy a Product

On a cold English autumn evening recently, we three found ourselves together in the bar of our business school, Cranfield School of Management, along with some clients. Emma, an Australian by upbringing, did something entirely unexpected: she ordered the quintessential summer drink of Wimbledon, a …

Windows 10 -- Coming Soon To A TV Near You, If You Live In India

Over the last couple of years, Microsoft has streamlined and optimized Windows in an effort to make the OS run on smaller, less powerful devices. Whereas older versions of Windows, in the pre-Windows 7 era, usually required more robust hardware than earlier versions to run well, Windows 10 can run …

Televisions

$50 TRILLION IN DEBT: This is what the '3rd wave' of the 2008 financial crisis looks like

It became a bit of a symbol of the economic and financial turmoil in China and much of the rest of the developing world: Growth has slowed, but debt is sloshing around like never before.<p>Goldman Sachs recently published a piece of research that boldly described events in the world's emerging …

Economics

Early Facebook Designer Bobby Goodlatte Unveils OpenVote, A Non-Partisan Platform To Pledge, Share Votes

Bobby Goodlatte’s childhood involved a non-stop political campaign — a whirlwind of pancake breakfasts, hand-shaking and kissing babies. That’s because his father, Bob Goodlatte, has served in U.S. Congress for nearly all of his life. That gave him years of exposure to how politics and governance …

How to Use Email Marketing To Grow Your Business in 2015 (FS132)

Email marketing. Those two words pack a powerful punch in the world of independent entrepreneurs and small business. In this week’s episode we tackle …

Marketing

INK Creates Responsive Email Newsletters That Arrive

The first sentence on the website of the provider Ink tells us what their goal is: „Quickly create responsive HTML emails that work on any device and …

Web Design

Data Is the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

The diminishing effectiveness of conventional advertising and the rise of social media have led more and more brands to embrace content marketing. More and more companies are seeing themselves not just as advertisers, but as publishers, launching digital newsrooms, podcasts, and other forms of …

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

Clean Energy

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About the Most Frightening Part of Amazon Handmade?

Last week, retail behemoth Amazon.com launched Amazon Handmade, a new online products store touting wares from invite-only artisans and makers.<p>Since the announcement, the only thing anyone seems to care about is how much competition it will bring to Etsy, the reigning king of crafts sites.<p>In the …

The new Moto 360 isn't perfect, but it's one pretty smartwatch

Motorola's first Moto 360 smartwatch was the face of Android Wear. It was a beautiful, round smartwatch — even if it did have a slow processor, …

Surface Book: Microsoft's first laptop claims to be twice as fast as a MacBook Pro

Microsoft has announced its first-ever laptop, the Surface Book. An all-magnesium laptop, the Surface Book runs Windows 10 and the company claims it …

MacBook Pro

Roku 4 Solves The Most Frustrating Thing About Streaming TV Boxes

Roku’s new hardware allows for 4K streaming, but the biggest innovation is on the software side with Roku Feed.<p>Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re browsing around on a Roku or another media streamer, trying to find something to watch, and suddenly you feel overwhelmed.<p>There are so many apps, …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

7 Foods That Prevent Overeating

Willpower: It’s the key to successful weight loss, right? In fact, no. When it comes to battling the forces of food cravings, relying on your …

Email isn't going anywhere — here's the smartest way to use it

Social media and social networking sites are abuzz. Instant messaging apps like Whatsapp and voice and video services like Skype and GoToMeeting are taking over.<p>New, more dynamic collaboration tools like Trello and Yammer are popping up all over.<p>And project management apps like Basecamp offer …

Marketing

Apple's new partnership with Hermès makes it clear the tech company has no idea what the Apple Watch is supposed to be

Imaginatively, Apple is calling it the "Apple Watch Hermès Collection." It consists of a stainless-steel Apple Watch, in 38- and 42-millimeter sizes, paired with one of three Hermès leather straps, ranging in price from $1,100 to $1,500.<p>The marquee strap is the $1,250 Double Tour, available only on …

Smartwatches
Augmented Reality

The Open Source Virtual Reality movement takes a big jump forward

As the Virtual Reality gaming market grows, there are some growing efforts that are seeking to be less proprietary, and more inclusive about the …

Virtual Reality