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Republic Wireless is giving you six months of free service

Republic Wireless is celebrating its independence today, and it’s celebrating big: if you buy a qualifying smartphone from the carrier, it comes with six months of free service!<p>You might not know what Republic Wireless is, and I don’t blame you: it’s been living under the shadow of its parent …

Study: Marijuana Can Help Battle Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Addiction

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress …

Mental Health

Lab-Grown Diamonds Come Into Their Own

Around the corner from the famous Diamond District in New York City, David Weinstein sorts through some envelopes on his cluttered desk. All of them are full of diamonds.<p>"I deal with diamonds all day long, for three decades," says Weinstein, executive director of the International Gemological …

A Silicon Valley startup that flips houses just got valued at $1 billion

Opendoor Labs Inc. has joined the "unicorn" club of startups valued at more than $1 billion (£800 million) after its fourth and latest funding round, led by Norwest Venture Partners, Bloomberg reports.<p>The San Francisco startup, founded in 2014, has a simple business model — it buys houses in cash, …

A genetics company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999 just raised another $30 million

Veritas Genomics, a biotech company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999, just got another $30 million to pull it off.<p>Trustbridge Partners led the Series B round, and Lilly Asia Ventures (which had invested previously) and Jiangsu Simcere Pharmaceutical also joined in. In …

Is Your Small Business Google-Ready?

Google processes more than 40,000 searches every second. If you want new customers to discover your small business, it’s a good idea to make sure you …

Israeli woman allegedly gang-raped in Indian tourist town of Manali

A 25-year-old woman reports being raped by two men after flagging what she thought was a taxi in the Himalayan town<p>Indian police have arrested two men suspected of raping a 25-year-old Israeli tourist in the popular northern Himalayan resort town of Manali, local officers said.<p>The arrests were made …

Policing

Here's how to apply for a verified account on Twitter - Pocket-lint

Now you can be one of the cool kids - on Twitter, at least.<p>Twitter has finally opened its blue checkmark to everyone, marking the first time it's …

Social Nature connects marketers with influencers to beat Facebook's algorithm

One company has found a sure-fire way to make brand products more visible across social media sites.<p>Facebook has recently changed its algorithm …

Indian woman gang raped for a second time as 'punishment' for refusing to drop charges

Five Indian men allegedly gang-raped a low-caste woman for the second time in three years to “punish” her after she refused to drop charges against them for the initial crime.<p>The Dalit - or “untouchable” - student and her family had moved cities to escape the five men, who first allegedly assaulted …

7 Ways To Perfect Your Email Newsletter

In an era dominated by cutting-edge platforms like Instagram and SnapChat, email may seem like an archaic digital medium (an oxymoron, to many of us). Yet, thousands of marketers continue to claim that email marketing isn’t just effective—but that it’s the highest-ROI strategy they use. In a recent …

Deaf Customer Sues Taco Bell For Discrimination, Claims She Was Denied Service

A New Jersey woman is suing Taco Bell for discrimination, claiming that she was denied service at two separate drive-thru locations because she’s …

Samsung is officially unveiling the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2

Samsung just sent out invites for its next hardware event. And while it doesn’t <i>explicitly</i> say it will be releasing the next device in the Note series, the accompanying graphics and timing make it pretty obvious.<p><b>Update:</b> Actually, Samsung isn’t even bothering to keep any semblance of mystery; it …

Digital currency Steem soars 1,000% in value in two weeks

Currency behind social media website Steemit, in which users are rewarded or paid based number of ‘thumbs up’, has rocketed to more than $150m in value<p>Steem, the digital currency behind the new social media website Steemit, soared more than 1,000% in value on Tuesday to more than $150m, two weeks …

Want to move photos from your iPhone to free up space? The Photo Space app was designed to help.

Need more storage space on your iPhone? Here's an app that helps you move your photos to third-party cloud servers so you can free up space on your device.<p><b>Name:</b> Avast Photo Space – cloud photo storage<p><b>What it does</b>: The Photo Space app takes your original high-quality, heavily weighted photos and, …

Google Drive

Social media has different uses; pick your favorites

Nowadays social networks have become our main way of communicating with one another. We use them to keep up with what’s trending and to know all of …

Social media essentials for boards and trustees

Celebrating volunteers or summarising board meetings online can raise an organisation’s profile, but trustees may feel nervous about getting stuck in<p>As well as the usual meetings and decision making, trustees and board members have a responsibility to be open and accountable to their stakeholders …

Instagram Marketing: How to Grow Your Community

The number one question we get asked is, "How do I build an Instagram following?"<p>While it's a great question, it isn't step number one. Before you …

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5 Brands with Highly Successful Messaging Apps Strategies

Light shines through the thick fog—a plane has just taken off from the airport in Morocco. Faith in love, once lost, has been restored.<p>A man has been …

How can I get my website indexed by Google?

<b>It’s the biggest F in the FAQ of SEO.</b> The most frequently asked newbie question: “How can I get my website indexed by Google?” The answer is simple. …

Increase YouTube RPM to Boost Adsense Earnings

Many YouTubers like me are trying to figure out how to Increase YouTube RPM. In this blog post, I’ll explain some neat tricks to increase YouTube RPM …

6 Steps to Your Best Content-Marketing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing is an increasingly popular strategy for online brand success, and content budgets are still growing, with no signs of lost momentum. Why? Part of the reason lies with content marketing’s multifaceted benefits: from the …

45 Experts Share Their Biggest Linkedin Marketing Strategy

Job candidates.<p>Industry experts.<p>The "World's Largest Professional Network."<p>An opportunity to generate leads?<p>When you think of LinkedIn, you may not think about gathering marketing leads. You're more likely to think about looking for a new job or updating your own resume. How would a collection of …

Mobile app designers will want this updated piece of paper

If you’re designing apps or Webpages for mobile, chances are you sketch ideas out before you commit them to Photoshop (or Sketch!). To help, there’s been an update to a piece of paper (yes, I’m serious).<p>A dot-grid paper meant for iOS design is now ready for current hardware, and has been updated …