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Twitter In Talks To Buy Video Streaming App Periscope

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), the popular microblogging company is reportedly in negotiations to acquire Periscope, a live video streaming app, according …

Twitter

Twitter Taps Partner Data To Help Marketers Target Their Ads

Twitter announced a new ad-targeting feature today called partner audiences, allowing Twitter advertisers to aim their ads at audiences like “coffee buyers” and “cereal buyers.”

The various social media platforms have done a lot of work to expand their ad programs beyond their core sites and apps, …

Twitter

The Secrets Of Writing Smart, Long-form Articles That Go Absolutely Viral

Going deep with the founders of Wait But Why, who show that thoughtful, long-form content is king.

Note: BuzzFeed publishes several long and excellent feature stories every week, as you can see on their Big Stories page. We did not intend to belittle the work of the editors and writers there, and we …

Writing

Meerkat Is The Livestreaming App Twitter Should Have Built

Everything’s more interesting if it’s happening right now. Jokes seem funnier when you hear them told in person. A dense political debate becomes captivating when watched live on TV. Real-time performances carry a peculiar vividness and urgency you can’t get from something that already happened, …

Twitter

HBO streaming service could launch in April for $15 per month, work on Apple TV

HBO's subscription streaming service will be called HBO Now and is expected to cost $15 per month, according to the International Business Times. The report says that HBO is targeting a launch for Now in early April, ahead of the start date for Game of Thrones. While Game of Thrones would be a great …

Streaming

Brands Get a Better Version of Instagram Than You Do Now

Instagram is rolling out an intriguing new feature: carousel-style photo sets that let users upload several photos at once. Unfortunately, you have …

Instagram

Instagram Ads Will Soon Include Links - CMO Today - WSJ

Photo and video-sharing service Instagram said Wednesday it will soon allow marketers to showcase multiple images in their ads using a new “carousel” ad format.

Perhaps more importantly, the Facebook-owned social network said the new carousel format will also allow advertisers to link outside of …

Advertising

NBCU Plans Subscription Comedy Video Service

The comedy service would likely feature full episodes of NBC shows such as “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon and “Saturday Night Live.” The company also plans to invest in original series for the service and may enlist its TV stars to create exclusive content, according to the people …

Comedy

Smart Contact Cards Arrive In Yahoo Mail Featuring Automatically Updated Contact Info And Links To Social Profiles

Yesterday, Google announced a well overdue revamp of its Google Contacts service which introduced a redesign and a handful of new features, and today Yahoo is following up with some contacts-related news of its own. The company is now rolling out new “Contacts Cards” in Yahoo Mail, which are small …

Email

Why drivers are winning the labor war between Uber and Lyft

The Uber Technologies Inc. logo is seen on the ground at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington on Nov. 26, 2014. (Andrew …

Labor

The new Google Contacts: Bringing everyone together

From email to Hangouts to a good ol' fashioned phone call, you've got a lot of options to get in touch with someone. But keeping all those options …

Google

Why Writing by Hand Is Underrated

Call me old fashioned, but I’m a big fan of handwritten notes—thank you cards, love letters, friendly reminders for my husband to take out the trash; …

Writing

In major goof, Uber stored sensitive database key on public GitHub page

Uber is trying to force GitHub to disclose the IP address of every person that accessed a webpage connected to a database intrusion that exposed …

Security

Snapchat is the fastest growing social app

Following on from GlobalWebIndex’s Social report, they’ve produced an infographic to highlight the ten fastest growing social/messaging apps in 2014. …

Snapchat

Uber just launched a quarterly print magazine, Momentum

Here's something different.

Uber, the $41 billion ride hailing company, is launching a quarterly print magazine for its 150,000 drivers, Momentum. The publication, which Uber employees devised and put together over the past five months, is launching in six markets: Boston, New York City, Chicago, …

Travis Kalanick

Zuckerberg Tells Telecoms Not to Fear Facebook

On stage at the Mobile World Congress, the Facebook CEO tried to convince telecom operators that the free services offered by Internet.org won't kill …

Facebook

The Power of Content Marketing At Scale: Content Lifecycle Management

Enterprise content production is growing at an estimated annual rate of 200%. Many enterprises now also play the role of a sophisticated media …

Marketing

Liberals Mugged by Obamanet

When Google’s Eric Schmidt called White House officials a few weeks ago to oppose President Obama’s demand that the Internet be regulated as a utility, they told him to buzz off. The chairman of the company that led lobbying for “net neutrality” learned the Obama plan made in its name instead …

Net Neutrality

Ad of the Day: Geico Makes Clever Pre-Roll Ads That Are Basically Unskippable

Viewership rates for YouTube preroll ads are generally abysmal. According to some research, 94 percent of preroll gets skipped immediately after the …

Advertising

Arsher Ali: I auditioned to play Moriarty on Sherlock - Sherlock News - Cult

Arsher Ali has revealed that he auditioned to play Moriarty on Sherlock.

The actor - who appears in ITV's new drama Arthur & George - told Digital Spy

United Kingdom

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11 Life Skills Every Modern Man Should Master

1 How To Give Your Brain A Rest By Meditating

Working against a tight deadline? Skipping lunch? Finding it difficult to breathe? If this is sounding …

Life Skills

5 style rules to get dressed by | The Gentlemans Journal | The latest in style and grooming, food and drink, business, lifestyle, culture, sports, restaurants, nightlife, travel and power.

Men’s style is a sartorial minefield of sorts; there are a number of faux pas that can ruin a great look in an instant and negotiating them can be a …

Clothing

The Great Fall of Reichenbach, by JMW Turner (photo by Jean Upton)

Sidney Paget's chair, recognisable in his illustrations (photo by Roger Johnson)

'He hailed a cab' (photo by Roger Johnson)

Notes for 'A Study in Scarlet' (photo by Roger Johnson)

The first great Sherlock Holmes - William Gillette (photo by Roger Johnson)

The bust of Sherlock Holmes (photo by Jean Upton)

'From Sherlock Holmes' - Conan Doyle's wedding present to Sidney Paget (photo by Roger Johnson)