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By Sean Callanan | Articles curated by @seancallanan

The Best Places to Travel on Snapchat’s New Map

Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced a new feature called Snap Map, which you can access with a pinch gesture from the main camera view. So far, …

Social Media

The future of ad agencies has never been more in doubt

A few years ago, Booking.com, a hotel e-commerce site owned by Priceline, worked closely with a media-buying agency to figure out where to allocate its ad budgets.<p>"We’d have meetings where we’d sit down and say, 'We should put this much on YouTube, this much on other sites,' et cetera," Pepijn …

Advertising

Is Barclays right to recommend cart abandonment as a way to shop online?

In the new Barclays television ads, members of the public can be seen offering snippets of practical advice to help people when they are online.<p>The …

eCommerce

A 15 Minute SEO Audit

Shares 0<p>Next week I’ll be at the PeSA Conference where amongst other things, I’ll be conducting SEO audits in 15 min blocks. Here is how I quickly …

SEO

Announcing Google Search Console - the new Webmaster Tools

For nearly ten years, Google Webmaster Tools has provided users with constantly evolving tools and metrics to help make fantastic websites that our …

SEO

Buyers: Be Wary of a Housing Bubble

This week ASIC Chairman, Greg Medcraft, released a high-level warning that house prices across Sydney and Melbourne have all the hallmarks of a …

Real Estate

What should a good 'about us' page contain?

<b>About us pages are easily overlooked, but they do perform a valuable role on websites: explaining your product or proposition in a way that visitors</b> …

Web Design

The 'Serial' Effect: Programmers Ramping Up on Podcasts

Six months after the true-crime hit, nearly 40 million listen to one at least once a week amid 285,000 choices and an iTunes tweak.<p><i>This story first</i> …

LinkedIn Elevate Lets Companies Prod Employees to Share Content

LinkedIn has been betting big on content over the past year, and its latest product underlines the professional social network’s direction.<p>Elevate is a new tool for companies to curate content and push it to their employees to share on LinkedIn and Twitter.<p>Available for desktop, iOS and Android, …

Personal Branding

5 Job-Related Stressors That Are More Likely To Kill You Than Secondhand Smoke

Job-related stress can be even more deadly than secondhand smoke exposure.<p>That's according to a study being published next week in the scholarly journal Management Science. Work-related stress, the study finds, is partly to blame for up to $190 billion in health care costs. Specific workplace …

The Workplace

Vintage Ice Cream Truck

Backstory<p>I’m Scott.<br>After 10 years of talking about starting an ice cream business, in 2013 I went travelling visiting ice cream shots and chasing …

Food

How I manage my creative process on an 11-inch MacBook Air

Image copyright Apple.Last week, I waxed poetic about the largest iPhone Apple makes, the iPhone 6 Plus. If I told you a week later that I bought a …

MacBook Air

Pause Fest @ Night

Melbourne

Do you use Gmail and Dropbox? Get this free, new extension

Image copyright Gil C/Shutterstock.Even though I’m a Chromebook user with 1 TB of free Google Drive storage, I have multiple cloud storage accounts. …

Software

3 SEO Practices That You Should Stop

Shares 0<p>I was talking to a couple of different clients yesterday about their SEO one at the very start of being our client and another that has been …

SEO

3 Secrets of Building a Personal Brand From a Marketing Master

There are a lot of people out there that claim to be branding experts, but very few that have done it as effectively as Neil Patel. From his personal brand alone he's been able to build multiple million-dollar businesses (and speaks about his experiences and steps in lengths on any of his five …

036: Funny Business with Wil Anderson

Running your own business?<br>Keeping multiple projects on the go?<br>Planning business growth across continents?<p>All familiar questions our listeners face …

Podcasting

Meet Night Cable, the only iPhone charging cable made for your bedroom

Many people charge their smartphones every night because most handsets can’t yet offer the battery life we expect. And many tablet users also charge …

Gear & Gadgets

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

Robert Scoble's answer to What's to stop a new social network from doing to Facebook what Facebook did to MySpace?

1. Facebook is a platform and is used by many app developers. MySpace never got to that level. Facebook won't easily be killed just because of …

Robert Scoble

065: Ted Johnson (@WolvesCMO) on Timberwolves rebuild

Ted Johnson is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Minnesota Timberwolves and has a background in politics that has served him well helping the …

Basketball

I'm Never Going To Upgrade My First-Generation iPad — Here's Why

You'd think it'd be pretty embarrassing to be a tech journalist and still rock a first-generation iPad.<p>I got the original iPad when it was first released, back in 2010. I didn't really need one then (does anyone really <i>need</i> an iPad?), but it looked cool. And I thought I would use it.<p>Now that the new …

Tablets

Well folks, thats all she wrote.

Online Store Guys is no longer. Mike, Jordy and Scott have moved onto other things. You’ll still find them entrenched in the Australian eCommerce …

eCommerce

Kevin Cote and Jesper Nyholm on engaging fans with digital

On this week’s Sports Geek podcast I catch up with a couple of good friends on on either side of the globe. Kevin Cote from the Golden State Warriors …

Golden State Warriors

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Bill Gates, Edward Snowden, Larry Page, and the inventor of the World Wide Web converged on the year's hottest topics.<p>TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders.<p>If you've yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier …

Success

How Sean Callanan uses podcasting and social media to grow his profile and influence in digital sport - PR Warrior

<b>Self-confessed sports geek Sean Callanan is a perfect example of how someone with passion and expertise can strategically use social media and online</b> …

Podcasting

Occupational Hazards of Working on Wall Street

A few times in the past several decades it has sounded as if big Wall Street banks were losing their hold on the graduates of the world's most …

Finance

Ello is Ello. Not Facebook.

There’s tons of hype about Ello, the new social network. Many people think Ello is similar to Facebook, but I disagree.

Facebook