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How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Samsung and TSMC iPhone 6s Chips Show Smaller Real-World Battery Impacts Compared to Benchmarks

The news that Apple dual sourced its A9 chips for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been a point of discussion over the past few weeks, especially when new battery tests on the phones pointed towards the TSMC chips outperforming those made by Samsung. Following the news, several YouTubers have …

Phones

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

U-2 spy plane causes Los Angeles air traffic control to crash

High-altitude aircraft's flight plan confused computers on the ground, grounding commercial planes over a wide part of the US<p>A U-2 spy plane passing overhead caused the air traffic control for Los Angeles and a wide surrounding area to crash, leading to hundreds of services being grounded, …

Google Shopping Express Comes to Los Angeles and New York

Google launched Shopping Express in San Francisco last year, and now it is expanding its same-day delivery service outside of the Bay Area and into West Los Angeles and Manhattan, New York.<p>Available via Android and iOS mobile apps and the Web (google.com/express), Shopping Express brings groceries …

Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Create Successful Social Video Content

Video content is staging a takeover of the Internet. By 2017, Cisco projects that video will account for 69 percent of all Web traffic. The majority of that traffic will come from non-PC devices, including tenfold increases in smartphone and tablet usage.<p>To capitalize on those numbers, you must …

How Big Data Can Predict the Success of Your Startup

<i>Kes Thygesen is the co-founder and head of product at RolePoint,a recruitment platform where the pipeline is driven by high-quality employee referrals.</i><p>Big data. You’ve heard about it. You’ve read about it. Maybe you’re building tools that are shaping it. No matter if you’ve taken advantage of it or …

This high-tech bicycle has proximity sensors that detect cars in your blind spot

There’s definitely no shortage of high-tech gadgetry you can attach to your bike these days — everything from proximity-activated bike locks, to …

Google buys Rangespan, grabbing retail and big data smarts

<i>Updated at 2:39 p.m. Pacific with comment from Google.</i><p>Google has bought London startup Rangespan, which developed technology that can help retailers identify which products and services will be most in demand in the future.<p>Rangespan confirmed the acquisition on its website today. “We will continue …

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Facebook announces rollout of Business Manager

Facebook announced Monday that it is expanding the rollout of Business Manager, a utility that allows advertisers to keep track of their ad accounts, …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Geology

Hadoop: What It Is And How It Works

You can’t have a conversation about Big Data for very long without running into the elephant in the room: Hadoop. This open source software platform managed by the Apache Software Foundation has proven to be very helpful in storing and managing vast amounts of data cheaply and efficiently.<p>But what …

What It Takes to Be Apple's 'Buzz Marketing Manager'

Is Apple getting the shaft from Hollywood now that Samsung can pull off record-breaking selfie publicity stunts at the Oscars?<p>Tech giant Apple posted …

With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products

Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar company that publicly debuts in an IPO. For the founders involved, the exhilaration and …

Trifacta gives data wranglers a secret weapon for saving time

OK, so you’ve launched a Hadoop cluster to store and process lots of different kinds of data. Good luck cleaning up your messiest unstructured data before you can dig up all of those amazing business-changing insights you’ve heard about.<p>Typically, data cleaning, or data transformation, takes up …

Google Moves Universal Analytics Out Of Beta

Since first being offered in October of 2012, Google announced today Universal Analytics is now out of beta, making all the features, reports and …

Analytics

8 Secret Daily Habits from the World's Best Content Marketers

If you want to be a better rock guitarist, you jam out to a lot of Hendrix. If you want to be a better portrait photographer, you focus in on …

Marketing

25 Social Media Experts You Need to Know

25 Social Media Marketing Experts Recommended by LinkedIn<p>In the recently published eBook, The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Linkedin, eight …

Adweek

The Anatomy of a 5-Star Twitter Profile

Top Online Marketing News April 19, 2013

Text messaging open rates are far superior to those on Facebook, email and even Twitter, according to this latest infographic from SlickText.com. In …

Future of Content Tips, Teams & Upcoming Trends #whatthefoc

On Wednesday evening in downtown Minneapolis, marketers gathered to hear the answer to a burning question: #whatthefoc? (AKA what is the future of …

What's the Future of Content for Marketers? #whatthefoc

Future of Content – Retro image from Shutterstock<p>It’s a pretty compelling question: What is the Future of Content? What’s in store for content …

Buyer Personas: 3 Tips to Keep Each Persona Fresh and Alive

Recently, I walked into a conference room and saw a simple tin can labeled “Assumptions.” The “swear jar” equivalent was empty, but the intent behind …

Google may deactivate Glass Explorer Edition if you try to sell it

Google has laid out some pretty specific guidelines on what developers working on "Glassware" apps will be able to do, but it turns out owners of the Google Glass Explorer Edition will be facing some limitations as well. As spotted by <i>Wired</i>, the Terms of Sale for the device specifically state that …