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Top 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015

Changes and advancements in the digital marketing field are accelerating, and it can be hard for the casual observer to keep up. So, as we near the end of 2014, let’s review the marketing trends we’ve seen this year, as well as what we can expect in 2015.<p>If you’re interested in last year’s trends …

10 Content Marketing Trends Every Leader Needs to Know for 2015

Here's a list of the top 10 content marketing trends experts revealed to help guide planning for 2015.<p>You know the importance of diversifying your financial portfolio, but do you apply that same concept to your network of advisers?<p>Just as you cover your bases financially, you need to consult …

Marketing

This Sleek Electric Bike Runs On Solar Power, So You Never Need To Plug It In

Just as long as you don’t mind letting your $8,500 bike sit outside to charge.<p>Unlike most electric bicycles, a new carbon-fiber e-bike from Italy never needs to plugged in. As the bike sits outside in the sun–or as you ride down the street–built-in solar panels automatically charge the battery.<p>“We …

6 charts that show renewable energy is getting cheaper

Things are changing very quickly in the world of renewable energy. The conventional wisdom — that renewables are expensive, that they depend on …

An Illustrated Guide to the State of America’s Clean Energy Sector

The U.S. largely depends on fossil fuels to power its economy, but there are signs that the country is getting modestly cleaner.<p>America has separated …

Greek Yogurt with Spiced Pepita and Cashew Crunch and Mango

9 Tips and Insights for Publishing your Ebook - Jeffbullas's Blog

Today’s marketing options are not a choice of few. That was 50 years ago. Today, the marketing opportunities resembles dining in New York City …

Zero-Carbon Waterwheel Washing Machine is Completely Powered by Flowing Water

A team of Chinese designers has developed a brilliant Waterwheel washing machine that combines the mechanism of modern spinning washing machines with …

Washing Machines

Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain's decline

Bilingual education in schools has long been a political hot potato -- it was banned in California by a 1998 ballot measure, which the state Senate is now asking voters to repeal. But politics aside, there's an increasing amount of scientific support for the benefits of knowing (at least) two …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Your Brand Is Not the Hero of the Story

Let me play you Scene 1 in a movie I often see. I will play the part of the skinny content marketing dude. The part of the brand marketing executive will be played by John Goodman or Brad Pitt -- whomever you like better.<p>INT. MEETING ROOM<p>BRAND MARKETING EXEC<p>We have this video and we want it to go …

Google's "Quantum Computing Playground" lets you fiddle with quantum algorithms

Google has just launched a new web-based integrated development environment (IDE) that allows users to write, run and debug software that makes use …

Quantum Physics

Tencent<br />The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon

In China’s raging tech war, a winner seems ready to emerge. It’s Tencent–a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users.<p>China’s most powerful Internet company is headquartered in a bland, glassy tower in southern Shenzhen. Unlike Silicon Valley’s funky campuses, there is nothing …

China

LinkedIn Members In China Surpass Five Million

The number of members at professional social networking website LinkedIn has surpassed five million in China, global vice president Derek Shen announced at a panel discussion held at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai last night.<p>That follows the launch of a simplified …

Google Patents A Laptop With A Built-In Smartphone, Let The Chromebook And Android Speculation Begin

Asus has lately become the king of anime-style transforming electronics, with their Transformer tablet line and Padfone devices. It looks like Google …

Report: Google To Begin Selling Small Businesses Commercial-Grade Wi-Fi Equipment At Extremely Low Cost

A report out of The Information today claims that as early as this summer, Google will begin selling low-cost, commercial-grade Wi-Fi equipment to …

Facebook reportedly building Snapchat rival called Slingshot

After Facebook's failed bid to acquire Snapchat, the social network has reportedly been busy on developing its own video and picture messaging app.<p>Mark Zuckerberg is personally supervising development of an "ephemeral messaging" app called Slingshot, according to the Financial Times (subscription …

Apps

Facebook Inc.'s Next Big Project: Take Down Snapchat?

Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel will turn 24 next month. Leading one of the fastest-growing social networks in the world, he's worth quite a …

Yahoo Buys Upstart Snapchat Rival Blink

Yahoo is buying its way into the discrete messaging craze with another acquisition. An app called Blink is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s latest takeover …

Advertising

Kakao And Daum To Merge, Creating One Of South Korea’s Largest Internet Companies

Kakao Corp and Daum announced today that they will merge through an equity swap, creating a company with a 3.4 trillion won (about $2.9 billion) market capitalization. Kakao is the maker of KakaoTalk, South Korea’s top messaging service, while Daum is one of the country’s largest Internet portals. …

Sarah Turner's Repurposed Plastic Bottle Lamps Illuminate the Beauty of Upcycled Materials

It’s great to see that recycled materials are now at the forefront of today’s modern product design, and at design festivals around the world, …

Design

DIY: Backyard composter from a garbage can + what can be tossed into it

Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in …

Fabrica's Uniquely Textured Polar Bear Rug Is Upcycled from Guatemalan Textile Waste

Have you ever dreamed about curling up in front of the fire–with a glass of wine and that special someone–on a gorgeous polar bear rug? Don’t …

Scientists Finally Create Bird-Friendly Glass!

Nearly one billion birds die from collisions with glass buildings every year, but now scientists have finally developed glass panels with vertical …

DIY: 5 All-Natural Insect Traps and Deterrents You Can Make at Home

Summertime brings a wealth of fun to the world, doesn’t it? The days are long and warm, flowers perfume the air with their luscious scents, and …

Insects

10 Tips for Giving Great Online Presentations

Don't make rookie mistakes with your online presentation. Here are basic steps to ensure it's efficient and entertaining.<p>You're in charge of a big project that requires the support of lots of people. It would be easy to engage and inspire them if they were all in your office, but as often happens …

Public Speaking

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …