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How To Build A Large Following On Google Plus (And Why You Should)

Google Plus is the Rodney Dangerfield of social networks: “it don’t get no respect.” I used to have little interest in it myself until I started experimenting with it earlier this year, and now I am duly impressed. In my case, I don’t use it for personal purposes, but as another unique social …

VideoDubber automatically dubs your videos into other languages

English may have become the default <i>lingua franca</i> of many facets of the Web, but the fact remains that most people online speak a language other than English as their native tongue.<p>For content producers, the myriad of different languages can be a headache, as it’s costly to reproduce words – spoken …

Evernote for Windows now lets you annotate PDFs

Evernote has announced a host of new features in the latest version of its Windows desktop app for premium and business users.<p>The most notable of these new features is the ability to annotate PDF files with arrows, shapes, stamps and text. This means that when you’re working with a detailed PDF …

5 big takeaways on growing your mobile business from MobileBeat

Our seventh annual MobileBeat conference is over, but the ideas we discussed live on.<p>After exploring the intricacies of mobile design and experience at our last two conferences, this year we honed in on mobile growth opportunities. And from those discussions came some truly useful takeaways. [Check …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Sponsored post: Choosing WordPress, Drupal or Joomla for your website

WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are all open-source content-management-system (CMS) platforms that have been built by developer communities from all …

What the Internet Looked Like Pre-Drupal, WordPress & Joomla

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for</i> <i>Rackspace Digital</i><i>, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Putting together a recent comparison infographic of WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! got me thinking about what the Internet looked like before open source content management …

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

You can now start a Google Hangout with one click from any website or app

Have you ever wished you could start a work-related Google Hangout from somewhere other than the good old Hangouts page you pull out from your Gmail?<p>Well, you’re in luck. Google has just announced on its blog the birth of the Google Hangout start button, which you can embed in any app or …

Mobile is everything, BuzzFeed dominates, and other big trends shaping the Internet today

Every year, Kleiner Perkins investor Mary Meeker puts together an extensive Internet trends report. On Wednesday, she announced her findings for the …

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The Last, Best Hope For Those In The Newspaper Business Is Probably A Hallucination

The new newspaper numbers are out.<p>As this chart from Mark Penn of Carpe Diem shows, they're even worse than the last ones.<p>On an inflation-adjusted basis, print advertising revenue in newspapers is now 14% below the 1950 level. When digital revenue is included, the number is only modestly higher. …

The Optimal Length For Video Marketing Content

<i>Yoav Hornung is an award-winning young filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Veed.me, a video production marketplace.</i><p>At Veed.me, we’re often asked by businesses, “How long should a video be?”<p>Truth is, there are two answers for this question:<p>As short as possible<br>• It …

VideoStream Chrome Extension Beams Any Video File To Chromecast

Advertising<p>The Chromecast is a popular $35 dongle that is plugged into the HDMI port of a TV. This dongle allows users to beam their content on the …

This is what comes after search

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>The average person with an Android smartphone is using it to search the web, from a browser, only 1.25 times per day, says Roi Carthy, head of special projects at Tel Aviv-based mobile startup Everything.Me. That isn’t just bad news for Google, which still relies on …

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FORTUNE — Savvy technology investors seek potential, not performance. They identify companies leveraging technology to build and dominate new market sectors that show promise for significant growth. Because elite tech investors know two things that others don’t: First, there is no such thing as a …

Marvel’s iPhone App Turns Sketches Into Tappable Mobile App “Prototypes”

Marvel, a UK startup founded last year by ex-employees of Enpocket (acquired by Nokia), is on a mission: to put creating a mobile app “prototype” within the reach of almost anybody.<p>The company’s first offering, built on top of Dropbox, lets you turn sketches, wireframes, and Photoshop files synced …

Crittercism raises $30M to monitor your app on everyone's phone

Big web companies like LinkedIn, Netflix, Pinterest, and Yahoo rely on a company called Crittercism to track the performance of their mobile apps. Adoption among such tech-savvy outfits should make it easy for Crittercism to sell its service into more companies, but new funding should help, …

Test your server for Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160)

Heartbleed test<p>If there are problems, head to the FAQ<p>Results are now cached globally for up to 6 hours.<p>Enter a URL or a hostname to test the server …

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Coupons.com Now Lets You Ditch The Printed Coupon By Linking Discounts Directly To Payment Cards

Fresh off its strong March IPO, digital coupon provider Coupons.com is revealing its next product for consumers: card-linked offers. Now, shoppers will be able to add coupons directly to their payment cards, whether those are Visa, MasterCard or American Express cards, and then automatically …

The Best Length for Online Content

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK IT<p>I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice …

Embarcadero Launches AppMethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps

Embarcadero Technologies is announcing Appmethod, a new multi-device development platform for PC, Mac, iOS, Android and — in the long run — wearables. The platform brings together an IDE with design tools, UI elements, connectors to cloud and on-premise databases and built-in support for popular …

Online Booking Platform BookingBug Raises Further $1M, Plans To Open Up Protocol To Developers

The UK startup BookingBug, which provides an online booking and reservation platform for businesses — SMEs right up to larger enterprise outfits — has raised a further $1 million in funding. The round comes from newly-established fund, Deep Ventures, and is the only funding taken by BookingBug …

The power grid is starting to look more like the internet and that’s a good thing

The electricity grid has slowly been adopting some of the technologies that have been mainstays of the internet, like decentralized computing and …

Petnet raises $1.1M to build an internet-connected feeder for cats and dogs

Petnet, a Los Angeles startup with plans to connect your puppy’s food dish to the internet, just closed a $1.12 million seed round funded Grishin …

Pinterest recipe search makes the joy of cooking easy to pin down

The next time you're searching for that perfect recipe to please your finicky friends' ever-evolving dietary needs (you know, the <i>vegan today/paleo tomorrow</i> types), you won't have to go further than Pinterest. The service is folding in a new search feature that can filter pins down to recipes-only, …

Study shows 99% of mobile malware in 2013 targeted Android devices

Stay safe, Android(s goog) users: According to Cisco’s(s csco) annual security report, 99 percent of all malware in 2013 targeted Android devices. In …

Phablets Are Officially A Thing, With 20M Shipped In 2013

God help us. Phablets are officially a thing.<p>According to Juniper Research, phablets are expected to hit 120 million units shipped by 2018, up from the estimated 20 million phablets shipped last year (2013).<p>Samsung validated the trend with the super-sized Galaxy Note series, which has gone on to be …

Worst password of 2013 was '123456' according to new research

The most common password of the past year was 123456 according to a new survey.<p>The worst password of 2013 is '123456' according to new research.<p>The 25 most common passwords have been released by Splashdata which makes password management applications.<p>"password" had held the top spot in the rankings …

Instagram Is The Fastest-Growing Social Site Globally, Mobile Devices Rule Over PCs For Access

Pinterest may have passed Twitter in popularity in the U.S. according to new figures out last month from Pew, but globally the social network to watch may be Facebook-owned Instagram. According to research published today by the GlobalWebIndex, Instagram is growing the fastest of all social media …

Our Favorite Photo Apps Of 2013

Alongside the powerful iPhone 5, and now the amazing iPhone 5S, iPhoneographers in 2013 have enjoyed some pretty rad photo apps. What follows is a completely subjective list of my favorite photo apps of the year. Some are in there because I use them and love them so much (I’m looking at <i>you</i>, …

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