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The Content Strategies of 13 Instagram Icons

If you're looking to engage your audience and keep them coming back from more, start with these tips.<p>A good content strategy leaves your reader, viewer or follower engaged, informed and most importantly, hungry for more. It's especially important when starting out, and once you find a plan that …

Reducing Manpower: 13 Marketing Processes You Can Automate Or Outsource Today

Are you seeking a way to reduce internal manpower without cutting back on your marketing efforts?<p>If so, it may be time to look into automation and outsourcing.<p>It can be difficult to automate and/or outsource marketing processes, as “having a hand in the action” allows you to feel more in …

Marketing

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Machine Learning

Here are our biggest men's style predictions for 2017

From what we've seen on the street, runways, and screen and in stores, here are 10 of our best predictions for the trends that will live and die in the new year.

Men's Fashion

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

10 ways to become financially sexier

When it comes to the qualities it takes to become "financially sexy," several personal finance bloggers have already weighed in.<p>One example is a blog post written by Shannon of Financially Blonde. According to Shannon, a good credit score and a savings rate of at least 15 percent are the biggest …

Personal Finance

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

TV

How the most productive people power through their to-do lists

There's plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don't want to …

Time Management

Warning: You're Losing Money by Not Using These Social Media Marketing Strategies

Any Business Can Build a Social Media Marketing Strategy<p><b>Let Fans Help Enhance Sales, Leads, Branding and SEO- The Basics of an Effective Social Media</b> …

Marketing

HOOQ to expand its VOD service in Hyderabad region, India

HOOQ, the video on demand platform announced on Wednesday its tie up with an Indian telco ACT Fibernet and the launch of its VOD service in the …

4 Steps for Learning Deep Learning

A handy list of resources to help you become a deep learning expert<p>Firstly, if you need some basic information or convincing on why Deep Learning is …

15 Robots That Will Make Your Life Easy

There was a time when the Bicentennial Man looked sci-fi on the big screen. Technology has evolved ever since then and today we aim to own a robot …

DevOps Engineers: What They Are and Why Your Small Business Should Hire One

If your small to midsize business (SMB) uses a healthy amount of third-party and proprietary software, then you should probably consider hiring a Development Operations (DevOps) professional. These brainy developers are responsible for a wide range of tasks, including code writing, app creation, …

Microservices

Best small cities in Europe

Lausanne, SwitzerlandGabriel Garcia Marengo/Flickr<p>Usually when new visitors travel to Europe, it’s to the big capital cities—those cities that make it into all the movies and TV dramas. We travel to Paris, to London, to Madrid and Barcelona and Amsterdam and Brussels.<p>But in a continent of vastly …

European Travel

A visual introduction to machine learning

In machine learning, computers apply <b>statistical learning</b> techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make …

Machine Learning and Data Science Resources You Should Know About

Machine Learning and Data Science Resources You Should Know About

Data Science

Professionalize a Startup Without Stifling It

Insurgent companies are full of foundational stories and most of them involve heroics. They recall the times when the original team of hard-charging entrepreneurs did the impossible to deliver on the company’s founding mission. They celebrate the all-hands-on-deck moments when the factory shut down …

11 Cherry Recipes That Basically Scream Summer

If you've been to the supermarket lately, chances are you've noticed a lot more of one gorgeous Summer favorite: cherries! That's because the deliciously stemmed and bite-size fruit is in season, which means it's time to start eating <i>more</i> of them.<p>Whether you plan to devour a handful in one serving …

3 Ways to Get Your Own Digital Platform

So you want to have a digital platform. It’s only natural — all the cool kids do. Billion-dollar startups built around digital platforms are drawing customers, employees, and investors. And despite their relatively short existences, digital platforms such as Uber, Airbnb, Pinterest, and Snapchat …

Not Good at Sales? Here Are 5 Easy Ways to Get More Clients.

A few years ago, I <i>really</i> stunk at sales. And I don’t just mean selling products or services -- I mean selling in its most basic sense. Naturally, interviewing for jobs was a disaster. Starting my own business? A pipe dream.<p>Yet, only a few years later, I’m co-running a successful business and making …

From Broke to Millionaire: 4 Lessons a Serial Entrepreneur Can Teach Us

CEO of Integrity Marketing & Consulting<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, don't chase the money," says Tomas Gorny, a serial entrepreneur who promotes the idea that the creation of great things is more important than the …

Entrepreneurship

Why Defining Content Campaign Success is Harder Than It Sounds

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing has quickly become one of the most important digital marketing strategies out there. But how well does it really work for brands? An overwhelming number of content marketers couldn’t actually tell you. In fact, …

Marketing

Software robotics: Are we in the midst of a revolution?

<b>Panel discussion Moderated by ICTA Program Head Fayaz Hudah. Others from left: Managing Director Hayleys Industrial Solutions Dr. Arul</b> …

Twitter's dumb new 'searchable stickers' is actually really smart

Twitter is introducing stickers for images uploaded to your feed, which are also searchable when tapped. It sounds really dumb, but read on — it’s actually pretty neat.<p>Here’s how it works: you upload an image to Twitter, then select some stickers to put on it. Once you post the image, stickers …

Apps

White nationalists, protesters clash in California; 10 hurt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A white nationalist group's rally outside the California state Capitol building turned violent as fighting broke out with a larger group of counter protesters, leaving 10 people injured with stab wounds, cuts and bruises.<p>Fights erupted when about 30 members of the …

Latin America

Wine 101: Holiday Cocktail and Dinner Party Guide - What To Buy | RelaxNation

Wine 101: Holiday Party Guide and What To Buy<p>Whether you’re hosting a party this holiday season or simply bringing wine along as you enjoy the …

Managing People on a Sinking Ship

When your business is facing declining sales, a potential buy-out, or even certain closure, how do you manage people who are likely panicking about their future? Can you keep your team’s motivation and productivity up? The short answer is yes: Even when it’s clear that a company’s in trouble, there …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.

As Silicon Valley’s lean startup method quickly gains popularity, many entrepreneurs are led to believe that the business plan is dead. While today a one size fits all solution hardly works as in years past, the business plan is certainly not a thing of the past. The lean startup method’s minimum …

When It's Appropriate to Micromanage

In a recent meeting with a client, the subject of micromanaging employees’ work came up. Some tasks weren't getting done fast enough, so the client asked me if I thought he wasn’t doing enough to manage his employees and if it’s ever appropriate to micromanage.<p>As the ongoing conversation about the …