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How to Leverage Storytelling to Increase Your Conversions

I love a good compelling story, especially when it catches my attention and draws me in. Stories have the power to increase your conversions from …

6 Ways to Prove You're a Genuine Superstar at Work

Remarkable employees (here's how to tell if <i>you</i> are remarkable) spend significant time helping other people succeed: their company, their employees, …

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Whiskies Of The World: Best Father's Day Gifts For The Whisky Loving Dad

Father’s Day is coming soon and for whisky lovers the timing couldn’t be better. Whisky and whiskey in virtually every form is enjoying a huge resurgence, and “the brown” has not been this popular in decades. Whether it’s bourbon, Scotch or far flung spirits, if Dad is a fan, there are world of new …

What declining reach, rising click fraud, & skyrocketing prices mean for Facebook advertisers

Facebook has been taking a lot of flack the last few weeks — thanks in part to Ogilvy, which discovered that brands can now reach just 6 percent of fans organically, down from 12.05 percent in October.<p>According to Ogilvy’s report, Facebook sources have hinted that this number will approach zero in …

It's time for marketers to take social advertising seriously

Social media is more than friends and likes, tweets and followers, pins and mentions. According to the Q4 2013 Adobe Digital Index Social Intelligence Report, it's time for marketers to take social advertising seriously. With higher click-through rates and lower prices, the pressure is on to bring …

Xiaomi Trims Its Domain To Mi.com As It Eyes Faster Growth Outside China

Chinese Android devices startup Xiaomi has taken a pair of scissors to its domain name as it prepares to ramp up its global expansion plans — trimming those four tricky initial letters from the URL to create the shorter and altogether easier (for non-Chinese speakers) to pronounce, Mi.com.<p>Xiaomi …

Preact raises $4.6M, launches ‘customer success’ service

Preact really wants you to be successful.<p>The San Francisco cloud-based software startup raised $4.6 million today in an Series A round that Trinity Ventures led. In tandem with the hefty windfall of venture cash, the company also released it’s new software platform that it said uses “leading-edge …

How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and analyzes the content of your emails so the company can deliver what it calls "tailored advertising," in addition to ferreting out spam and malware. When you signed up for your Gmail …

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The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in ... 1648

The discovery would push back the pre-history of the emoticon by (at least) 200 years.<p>A dedicated poetry reader appears to have discovered a smiley face in a poem from 1648, a find that would extend the pre-history of the emoticon back by about 200 years.<p>Editor Levi Stahl, publicity manager for the …

Review: The Tiny Cubox Computer

It's not often that you get to play with a computer which is smaller than its own plug! This is the Cubox from Solid-Run. An impossibly tiny PC which …

5 Underrated European Cities Worth Visiting

I've decided to look back and feature five European cities that are underrated in my opinion and definitely worth a visit.<p><b>Ghent, Belgium</b><p><b>Monnickendam, Holland</b><p><b>Seville, Spain</b><p><b>Faro, Portugal</b><p><b>South Wales</b><p>(original article from Megan's Travel Column on Life2PointOh, <i>The Boho Life</i>)

How to Make a Head in a Jar Prank

Are you ready for April Fool’s Day? No? Then you better get your head in the game- literally with this super funny and slightly creepy DIY Head in a …

iPad DJ Launches Lightwave To Provide Wearable, Real-Time Analytics For Events

Wearables are being used by users to measure their activity and provide them with feedback that can help them improve their health. Today, a new startup called Lightwave is using wearable technology to provide analytics around live events for performers and artists.<p>The project was started by Rana …

LinkedIn to buy job site Bright for $120M

Professional social network LinkedIn said Thursday that it will purchase Bright, a 3-year-old service that connects job seekers with employers, for approximately $120 million in cash and stock.<p>Bright is said to be especially adept at using data to make its job matches, and LinkedIn plans to use the …

These Words Are Mathematically Proven To Improve Your Online Dating Profile

With millions of singles skimming profiles on dating sites every day, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd.<p>But according to results from a study WIRED's Caitlin Roper conducted with OkCupid and Match.com, there are some strategies you can use to hack the system.<p>For one, using certain words …

Facebook Turns 10: The Mark Zuckerberg Interview

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t usually observe sentimental anniversaries. This year he’s confronted by three of them. On Feb. 4, Facebook, the company he …

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

This McDonald's Was Just Named One Of The Best Buildings Of The Year

Combined with a fuel station and recreational areas, this efficient structure just won distinction as the best commercial building of the year from architecture website ArchDaily . The architectural news outlet had its readers vote for the best buildings in 14 categories, choosing from hundreds of …

We Tried The Red-Hot Coffee Place That Just Raised $25 Million From Tech Investors

The company, which operates 11 locations in New York City and California's Bay Area, has become hugely popular with hipsters and techies from coast to coast. Vintage brewing machines and artisanal coffee are some of its major selling points, and lines are known to get long.<p>We paid a visit to the …

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Sheryl Sandberg Among Youngest Women Billionaires As Facebook Shares Climb

In her book <i>Lean In,</i> Sheryl Sandberg detailed her negotiations with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as she was being scouted for the position of chief operating officer. Poised to become the social network’s number two, the Harvard MBA noted that she was “dying” to accept the job but was “afraid of …

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Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

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The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

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