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This Enigmatic Blob Was One of Earth's Earliest Animals

Science & InnovationExplainer<p>The strange life-form has long perplexed scientists. So a team of researchers used modern analyses to take a fresh look at its ancient remains.<p>The Ediacaran critters were an odd bunch—from ringed discs and patterned blobs to lumpy ropes and wavy fronds. Taking to the …

Biomarkers

Why Using Social Media Is A Thing Of The Past

Using social media to promote and advertise for brands used to be a forward-thinking strategy. Social was the future, and early adopters were rewarded for jumping on the bandwagon when they did.<p>In the good ole’ days of early social media marketing, it made sense to “use” digital advertising in …

Social Media

A New Facebook Guide to Creating Video, The Shift to Instagram Stories Ads and Messenger, and 5 YouTube Facts You Can’t Miss

Looking to catch up on the latest social media news, but short on time? We have you covered! This week (episode #110) we’re chatting about all of …

Social Media

Tea maker earns $1m a year

Jiang Xuexia, a woman in her 30s from an underdeveloped eastern village, has managed to create a popular black tea brand with annual online sales of …

Tea

The world's first floating farm is coming to Rotterdam soon!

The world’s first floating farm<p>You may have heard about this a couple of years ago, when plans for a floating farm in the Netherlands were first put …

Farming

Watch: Farmer explains how emerging tech is transforming agriculture

A new generation of data-hungry young farmers are helping the environment along with their bottom line.<p>Scott Henry is a 27-year-old partner and …

Farming

Five IoT Applications That Are Reshaping Agriculture Technology

Embracing these advancements in agricultural technology will allow small family farmers to manage more acreage. And with more acreage comes higher …

Agriculture

Messenger Marketing: The New Way To Do Business

Within the next two years, 85% of customer-business relationships will be through technology. A huge part of these relationships will take place on messaging apps, where businesses can not only provide lightning-fast customer service but also drive sales. In anticipation, business owners should be …

Chatbots

How I Boosted My Rankings Without Creating Content or Building Links

I know what you are thinking, <i>this isn’t impossible</i>.Because the more content you have and the more links you have, the higher your rankings will</i> …

Marketing

Google AdWords Could Be The Key To A Higher Salary

Google AdWords is an essential tool for anyone with a career in marketing, advertising, or public relations—as well as any entrepreneurs with a …

AdWords

You can now apply to get a verified badge on Instagram — here’s how

Instagram is at last quenching the thirst of its thirsty, thirsty unverified users.<p>The company just introduced a trio of new features designed to make Instagram a generally safer and more authentic place to hang out (third-party 2FA — enable it!) and for the first time the platform now offers users …

Social Media

Bing's New Spotlight In Search May Force Publishers To Rethink News Content

Bing on Monday released a feature that curates articles on a specific topic to show how the news story has progressed over time.<p>The search engine’s …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Easy Website-Personalization Tricks That Will Boost Your Conversion Rates

A U.K. watch dealer raised its conversion rates by 350 percent. Its secret? Personalization, which is not as complicated as you may think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a study released by Janrain, 74 percent of online consumers surveyed said they were …

Juicing

Report: Social media leads the way in online advertising

The internet is an indispensable tool for finding new customers and driving sales.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, 89 percent of Americans use …

Marketing

Google Algorithm Updates Explained

<b>Google PANDA</b><p><i>It’s wise, he believes you should earn your rank. Pandas don’t like duplicate content (that means no plagiarism). And don’t bother with</i> …

SEO

5 social media tips for promoting your online course

An online course can cement your status as an industry authority.<p>By 2022 the global market for online learning is expected to reach $241 billion, …

Social Media

The 31-year-old teacher who beat 30,000 people to become the world champion of public speaking explains exactly how she did it

On Saturday, Ramona Smith was named the 2018 Toastmasters world champion of public speaking.<p>Smith, a 31-year-old high-school teacher from Houston, outlasted more than 30,000 other speakers from around the world over the six-month World Championship of Public Speaking competition, the largest of its …

Public Speaking

10 essentials for your social media marketing campaigns

It’s nearly impossible to run a successful business today without a social media strategy.<p>Unfortunately, social media marketing requires a lot more …

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Hexagro‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design …

Starting a Side-Hustle: How to Earn Your First $1,000 on Instagram as an Influencer

Have you been secretly wondering if you too can start making some money as an Instagram influencer?<p>Have you been secretly wondering if you too can start making some money as an Instagram influencer? You've got a decent number of Instagram followers, and regularly post content that gets a lot of …

Marchesa SS18

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

The Trump administration: Where your pride goes to die

By Aaron Blake<p>Aaron Blake<p>Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Getting close to President Trump, it seems, means checking your pride at the door and taking some very public abuse.<p>Trump's first big-name supporters in 2016 were Chris Christie and Jeff Sessions. He spent the …

The White House

5 Ways the Smartest Businesses Use Instagram Marketing

Ready to kick your Instagram marketing up a notch? These clever small businesses offer ideas.<p>There are a million and one Instagram marketing posts out there, and 99 percent of them offer the same solid, sensible advice. But what if you've mastered the basics -- you've nailed down your goals, …

What is Content Marketing and Ways to Kick It Up a Notch

<i>A ready reckoner simplifying content marketing for today’s marketers, with a concise list of what a content strategy must include and the various</i> …

4 ways to increase your e-commerce website revenue

One of the most popular ventures for entrepreneurs is building an online e-commerce store, as it provides unlimited scaling potential. Simply building an online store and launching it doesn’t guarantee success, though. You aren’t going to increase your revenue without putting in the work and using …

The Best Technology Tools for Content Marketing

These are the tools that I use to address three critical content marketing areas -- strategy, creation and distribution.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rate of content creation is growing exponentially year over year and content marketers now face more competition …

The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies’ use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment.<p>It’s a striking position from the world’s richest man and a self-described techno-optimist …

Outdoor Retailer Seeks a New Home After Utah Governor Clashes with Industry Over Public Lands, Bears Ears National Monument

On a conference call with Utah Governor Gary Herbert today, members of the Outdoor Industry Association, Patagonia, The North Face, REI, and Outdoor …

Donald Trump