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GitHub's Learning Lab launches free courses on open source collaboration and HTML

Earlier this year, GitHub announced Learning Lab — a portion of the site where users can learn the fundamentals of GitHub, and get advice on how to migrate to the service from other platforms.<p>This was a smart move from GitHub. Learning Lab is growing rapidly, both in terms of users and content, and …

Software Development

Photoshop is reportedly coming to the iPad - for real this time

Adobe might finally bring a complete Photoshop app to mobile devices, iPads in particular, by next year. If so, it’ll have to offer tools that will adequately compete with a large selection of photo-editing apps that already provide similar services.<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg,</i> released today, revealed …

Instagram's new Questions stickers make it easy to get recommendations

In the latest update on iOS and Android, Instagram has finally released the Questions sticker it started testing last month. Now you can not only hold live Q&As with your audience, you can also use the Questions to get recommendations on restaurants, music, or just about anything else you could …

California democrats to reintroduce net neutrality bill. Here's what you need to know

California Democrats today announced a deal to resurrect a Senate bill aiming to give the Golden State the most stringent net neutrality laws in the nation.<p>The bill, SB 822, was thought dead on arrival just two weeks ago after the head of the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee (ACCC), …

Net Neutrality

Slack didn’t kill email — and it might have made it stronger

Front’s Mathilde Collin on why email is making a comeback<p>It’s been four years now since Slack arrived to kill email — and yet, email persists. While the group chat app has plenty of ardent fans and continues to grow quickly, it also draws criticism for its distracting, always-on nature. At many …

Videobolt Pro offers elite-level animation software built for first-time creators

Did you see “Incredibles 2”? If nearly $500 million in worldwide box office returns are any indication, the odds are good that you were there. By any measure, those numbers are a mammoth success…even when you consider the film likely cost around $200 million to produce.<p>With those kinds of dollars …

Facebook and Twitter's new focus on ad transparency is a welcome, flawed improvement

Facebook and Twitter have, within a few hours of each other, revealed new ad transparency measures this week. In both cases, the company in question reveals more details about what ads each account or page is running. It’s also offering further insights on political ads. Trouble is, it all depends …

The Great Facebook Crash

The social giant is retreating from the news business. It’s been a painful transition for publications that had come to depend on it—including …

IGTV is Instagram's answer to YouTube

Instagram is making a play for YouTube’s video throne with the launch of IGTV, a new app where users can upload videos longer than one minute.<p>The app, revealed at an event today by Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, hosts videos up to one hour in length. Anyone can upload videos, either from the …

YouTube adds new monetization options for creators

YouTube announced today it would be adding new options for creators to make money from their content. Most of the options are reminiscent of what other platforms have tried, but they could still alleviate a problem YouTubers have been facing for over a year.<p>Neal Mohan, YouTube’s chief product …

Anchor brings podcast creation and editing to the iPad

Following its relaunch earlier this year as a podcast creation platform, Anchor today is bringing its suite of mobile podcasting tools to the iPad. Like its iPhone counterpart, the iPad version of Anchor lets you record, edit, then distribute your podcast anywhere, including iTunes and Google Play …

Adobe's Project Rush is a new all-in-one app for video creators

If you’ve ever had to work on video project, the wealth of options can be frustrating. Software like Adobe’s Premiere and After Effects are both industry standards, but they’re expensive and the learning curve can be daunting.<p>Project Rush is Adobe’s attempt to combine the best features of its …

Here’s what GitHub developers really think about Microsoft’s acquisition

Now that the dust has settled on the big news of Microsoft’s plans to acquire GitHub, developers have had a chance to react. Some are shocked, others are welcoming the move, and most seem to be waiting to see what will happen once the deal closes later this year. While Microsoft has attempted to …

Software Development

Twitter renews live news focus with Moments overhaul, personalized alerts, more

Twitter has announced a host of new features that it says will make it easier to discover ongoing news and events. In a blog post, the company outlined improvements to Moments, personalized news and events notifications, and more.<p>First off, Twitter says it is testing a new Topics tab in the Explore …

Hidden Treasures: Fonts nearly lost to history re-emerge

We’re delighted to introduce Hidden Treasures of the Bauhaus Dessau, a font collection inspired by original type specimens the Bauhaus artists left …

The messy, musical process behind the web’s new security standard

The web is a big place, and changing the way it works isn’t a simple process. But it has to happen somehow or we’d all still be using Mosaic and transmitting our private data in cleartext. A new security standard called TLS 1.3 is the latest big change to how our browsers communicate, but the …

Is There Still a Difference Between Marketing and Selling? - Copyblogger

Back when I worked in the corporate world, our organization, like many, had a great, big invisible wall between marketing and sales.<p>The marketers …

Writing Ugly: The Secret to Overcoming the Blank Page

3 tips for overcoming content production obstacles

We all know content marketing is important to our businesses. We know we need to blog. We’ve heard video is “the next big thing.” We know we need to …

Marketing

Social Media Engagement is the New Social Media Marketing: How To Do It Well

At Buffer, we think a lot about the future of social media.<p>It started as a way for friends to connect online, evolved into a broadcasting channel, …

What are the 10 most effective steps to develop a perfect social media marketing strategy for your brand?

Social Media has changed a lot of things. Whether you’re a small business, mid-sized or a large, it’s something that you must include in your …

Is Facebook getting less important?

Nowadays, the majority of teens use YouTube and Instagram, instead of Facebook. And, websites are now attracting more traffic from Google – organic …

3 Common WordPress Attacks You Can Stop In Their Tracks

Despite the thousands of hours that have gone into making sure WordPress is secure and stable, the default platform still has certain aspects that …

How to Use the GDPR to Make Your Business Stronger than Ever

Lots of businesses and marketers are scrambling over the new data protection law, GDPR. But Tara Gentile is here to talk about some of the real-world …

Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition celebrated by the Linux Foundation

Microsoft heads to Reddit to calm developer nerves<p>Microsoft joined the Linux Foundation nearly two years ago, and more than 15 years after former CEO Steve Ballmer labeled Linux “a cancer.” The hostility between Microsoft and Linux is well and truly over, and developers and businesses are now …

GitHub's new CEO promises to save Atom post-Microsoft acquisition

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion, and the installation of Xamarin co-founder Nat Friedman as the social coding platform’s new CEO.<p>It goes without saying that this wasn’t entirely welcomed by the community, particularly by those who remember …

What GitHub and Microsoft have to gain from the acquisition

Last night, Bloomberg published a report saying that Microsoft had acquired GitHub. The formal announcement is expected to drop later today.<p><b>(UPDATE: Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock.)</b><p>The deal has caused no shortage of turmoil in the developer …

Teens dump Facebook for YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat

A Pew survey of teens and the ways they use technology finds that kids have largely ditched Facebook for the visually stimulating alternatives of Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram. Nearly half said they’re online “almost constantly,” which will probably be used as a source of FUD, but really is just …

YouTube is the preferred platform of today’s teens

And Facebook continues to fall, according to Pew Research Center<p>Teenagers are more interested than ever in YouTube, home to the world’s growing influencer and vlogger base. According to a recent study conducted by Pew Research Center, 85 percent of teenagers (ages 13–17) say they use the platform. …

The Secrets of High-Performing Online Content

Good content is one thing, but great online content is another.How do you define great content? Yes, it should be well-written, addictively readable, …