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Social Media: Stop It With Pointless Metrics

Online marketing is of course a new phenomena, when compared with most other forms of marketing, and with it being in its infancy we’ve all got to be prepared to adapt to new ways of thinking on a regular basis.<p>That’s not a bad thing, it just means that as marketing platforms mature, you need to …

Facebook Still Dominates Social Media In The US — Nobody Else Is Even Close

More than 70% of online adults in the US use Facebook. The runners-up, LinkedIn and Pinterest, were tied at 28% — way behind.<p>They were followed by Instagram at 26%, and Twitter at 23%.<p>Although the percentage of Facebook users didn't increase from last year, users became more engaged with the site …

Social Media

Android app helps you run APKs via Google Chrome on your PC or laptop

A little while back, Google opened up a few Android applications to run on its Chrome OS, and shortly afterwards an unofficial hack showed up allowing users to side load Android APKs onto their Chromebooks. A great feature for the limited number of Chromebook owners, but something that would be …

Apps

The Best Jobs For Every Personality Type

Does your job fit your personality?<p>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the …

Personality

3 Innovations From Ecommerce Market Leaders Ready for You to Adopt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last five years have seen the barriers to ecommerce melting away with hundreds of new online businesses popping up on the Internet every single day.<p>With versatile, yet exceedingly simple DIY ecommerce platforms available online, …

eCommerce

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

One of my favorite things about social media is that it's still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a given, so we're all experimenting, testing and learning together.<p>Every day seems to bring exciting new studies as research shows us more about how …

Social Media

Online Teaching is the New Blogging

<i>A.J. O’Connell is an author, teacher and journalist with 10 years of experience covering education and culture for local newspapers. This article is excerpted from “The Blogging Entrepreneurs Using Online Classes To Engage Audiences” on the SkilledUp blog.</i><p>These days, new services make almost as …

4 alternatives to increasingly expensive Facebook ads

The news that the average cost of a Facebook ad had jumped 123 percent compared to a year ago was disheartening for small businesses.<p>Until recently, growing businesses and startups had found the social media site an affordable place to post ads. But competition for Facebook’s limited ad space had …

This is the Pallet Emergency Home. It Can Be Built in One Day With Only Basic Tools.

This is the pallet emergency home.<p>This pallet house can be built in one day using only basic tools.<p>You can also upgrade it with insulation, AC, smoke …

Wispy designs from Microsoft partners breeze past Apple

<b>commentary</b> Psst...Microsoft laptop partners are ahead of Apple on critical design metrics like weight.<p>So, how will that play out in 2014? A snapshot of today's lightest, edgiest designs should give us an idea (I'll put aside a discussion of competing operating systems and pricing for this</b> …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

Seene Uses Computer Vision To Create Unique And Eerie 3D Images On iPhone

It’s not often that I use a new ‘photo capture’ app and impressed by it within seconds. It’s not that there’s not a lot of cool stuff being built out there, it’s just that the frontiers are getting closer and easier to predict.<p>That’s not true with Seene, an app by computer vision company Obvious …

Anki Brings Videogames to Life With Robotic Toy Cars

Anki co-founder Hanns Tappeiner places two palm-sized toy cars onto a flat, rolled-out mat and gives them a little shove. They start zooming around …

Artificial Intelligence

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …