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Why You Need to Add Facebook Messenger to Your List of Marketing Tools | Inc.com

<b>Facebook Messenger has 1.3 billion users.</b> Yes, billion. That's more users than Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram <b>combined</b>. Messenger is where your customers are communicating.<p><b>Messenger adds 100 million new users every five to six months.</b> Facebook Messenger hit 1 billion users in July 2016, 1.2 billion …

Here's What Bitcoin's Smartest Skeptics are Telling Investors

Bitcoin continues one of the most dramatic price runups of any asset in living memory, posting prices above $11,800 this morning after starting the …

Economist Jim Rickards on gold versus bitcoin — intrinsic value is meaningless for both but the bitcoin prices aren't real

Jim Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence and the author of <i>Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.</i> He believes gold can go to $10,000 an ounce but he is much more skeptical about bitcoin. Rickards doesn't trust the bitcoin price action and doesn't believe the cryptocurrency …

Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will soon be bankrupt

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, known for his theory of disruptive innovation, predicts that half of the 4,000-plus colleges …

Bankruptcy

Spurned by ESPN, Barstool Sports Is Staying on Offense

In the offices of Barstool Sports, on two floors of a narrow building in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, there’s a full bar, a semicircle of sticky leather recliners and a wall of flat-screen televisions. Almost every other bit of square footage on the editorial floor is occupied by a dude at …

With $70M from Alphabet, UnitedMasters replaces record labels

Record labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists generate albums, fame, and money. But now anyone can record themselves and no one “buys” music. So today that …

9 stories about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos show how he built what may become the world's first trillion-dollar company

<b>• Amazon is on track to become the first trillion-dollar company.</b><p><b>• The company is known throughout the business world for being a ruthless competitor.</b><p><b>• Past reports indicate CEO and founder Jeff Bezos can be a demanding boss who taps into his competitive side to keep Amazon at the top of its …

Jeff Bezos

Facebook’s idiotic solution to revenge porn

The company’s latest proposal is cruel and potentially harmful to victims.<p>It sounds like something out of a dystopian novel: Want to prevent becoming …

How to Fix Facebook? We Asked 9 Experts

Colin Stretch, the general counsel of Facebook, appeared on Tuesday before senators who are investigating how Russia spread misinformation online during the 2016 presidential campaign. Along with Google and Twitter, Facebook has been blamed for helping Russian agents influence the outcome of the …

SmartHalo review: Minimalist smartphone-connected device protects, motivates, and informs bike riders

For $149 you can add modern functionality to your pedal bike, powered by your smartphone. The SmartHalo removes the distractions of your phone with a …

Airbnb built an AI that turns design sketches into product source code

Airbnb is betting big on automation. The company is currently developing a new AI system that will empower its designers and product engineers to literally take ideas from the drawing board and turn them into actual products almost instantaneously.<p>The AI-powered solution aims to simplify the …

UX Design

This Hotel Pool Magically Disappears With The Push Of A Button

“It’s the first one in the US, period.”<p>I’m talking to Ayo Akinsete, general manager of the new Dream Hollywood hotel in Los Angeles, and he’s discussing his hotel’s pool. According to Akinsete, this rooftop oasis holds a secret: With the press of a button, it completely disappears.<p>The system, which …

Is The City A Platform Worth Billions?

Platforms, in terms of economics and technology, are powerful and disruptive when they work. EBay is a platform that changed how everything from collectibles to big-ticket electronics are bought and sold. Amazon began as a book retailer, but became a platform where vendors and buyers conduct …

Smart Cities

There’s finally a good robot vacuum you can get for just $75

Want a good robot vacuum? Don’t want to pay $400 or even more for a Roomba? You’re in luck. The Pure Clean Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner ditches many …

Canada Goose: 70% Upside Over 3 Years

<b>Canada Goose (GOOS CN/GOOS, $23.70 CAD/$19.13 USD) 9/25/17</b><p>This is a designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of premium luxury outerwear, …

eCommerce

Why Older Workers Are Embracing the Gig Economy

When many of us think of gig workers, we envision millennials. They have undoubtedly embraced the freelance economy, but they are increasingly working alongside Americans in midlife and beyond who are seeking creative ways to stay employed past the traditional retirement age.<p>Data from Hearts & …

Employment

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

Typography

This Silicon Valley company just got $3.3 million so everybody can learn from the CEO's past mistakes

Their first business idea for Birdly was a robot, integrated with the popular chat app Slack, that would simplify the process of filing expense reports. That didn't work so well. The second idea was another Slack robot, which let users pull up customer information from systems like Salesforce right …

Startups

This VC firm just made its 50th investment in underrepresented founders

Backstage Capital launched with a mission: to support underrepresented founders and to invest in 100 of them by 2020.<p>Almost two years after getting …

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

How Long Should Your Content Be For Optimal SEO?

Content is king when it comes to SEO. You can’t have an SEO campaign without content; it’s the fuel that makes SEO work.<p>You’ve heard this all before, but it’s less often that you hear about the specific, objective qualities that make content effective. Millions of businesses and individuals are …

Study Skills

How Lyft Could Defeat Uber

Scandals and missteps at Uber have given Lyft a chance to catch up in the ride-sharing race. Could a bold bet on driverless cars help the …

Why SAFE notes are not safe for entrepreneurs

Pascal Levensohn Contributor<p>Pascal Levensohn is a San Francisco-based venture capitalist with over 22 years of VC experience through Levensohn Venture Partners and Dolby Family Ventures. He is a former director of the National Venture Capital Association.<p>Andrew Krowne Contributor<p>Andrew Krowne is a …

Apple AirPods Vs. Crazybaby Air

Last year while visiting Chinese audio start-up Crazybaby to do a story no their weird floating speaker, I was surprised to find that the company was working on a set of true wireless earbuds to rival Apple’s Air Pods. The latter — announced at the same time as the iPhone 7 — had been mocked by …

Tech Trends

6 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings

Opportunities for entrepreneurs to raise from $10 million to $80+ million for their startup don’t come around that often. But every week for the last several weeks, at least one cryptocurrency initial coin offering (ICO) has raised more than $25 million in under 3 days. One of the biggest and most …

Cryptocurrency

Here’s how to delete your embarrassing photos from Facebook

Facebook might be a great social media platform to exercise your stalking skills, but it’s sort of like the online version of your grandmother’s …

AdHawk aims to take the complexity out of Facebook and Google advertising

After more than a year in beta testing, AdHawk has opened its doors to all advertisers.<p>The company helps businesses manage their Facebook and Google advertising campaigns. It’s a world that co-founders Todd Saunders (AdHawk’s CEO) and Dan Pratt (its COO) know well, having formerly worked on the …

Declare Your Independence With Gig Economy Work

Here’s some timely news for Independence Day: According to the 2017 State of Independence in America survey recently released by MBO Partners (a business operating system provider for independent workers), a fifth of the nation’s 40.9 million freelance workers earned over $100,000 last year, up …