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Google Cloud infrastructure expansion to continue with three new undersea cables

Diane Greene, who heads up Google’s cloud unit, often marvels at how much her company invests in Google Cloud infrastructure. It’s with good reason. Over the past three years since Greene came on board, the company has spent a whopping $30 billion beefing up the infrastructure. Today it announced …

Marie Curie

100+ examples of AI in action

188 examples of artificial intelligence in action<p>Because animating the poo emoji is only the beginning.<p>Legend<p>🔥 Crushing it<p>🤖 Basic competence<p>⏳ …

Artificial Intelligence

‘We get audience data at virtually no cost’: Confessions of a programmatic ad buyer

Data leakage is becoming a huge problem for publishers as ad dollars shift toward programmatic. For the latest installment of our anonymous …

Advertising Industry

The Four Different Types of Learners, And What They Mean to Your Presentations [INFOGRAPHIC]

Remember when you were in school and you had to cram hundreds of pages of textbook material into your head before every big test? If you were like …

Pedagogy

How Tech Experts Monitor Their Teens on Social Media

How can parents keep up with smartphones? Tech executives take various approaches to managing their children’s social-media use<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p><b>While investor</b> protests about smartphones’ harmful social effects began …

Parenting

If Retailers Want to Compete with Amazon, They Should Use Their Tax Savings to Raise Wages

Walmart announced today that it is raising its starting wages in the United States from $9 per hour to $11, giving employees one-time cash bonuses of as much as $1,000, and expanding maternity and parental leave benefits as a result of the recently enacted tax reform. It is part of Walmart’s …

Customer Experience

How to Shoot Professional Instagram Stories for Your Business

Are you making Instagram stories using only the Instagram app? If so, a magical world of production potential awaits you! By leveling up your stories …

Filmmaking

10 Vegetarian Lunches You’ll Never Get Tired of Eating

When I was a kid there was never much variety when it came to my lunches, especially since I was a vegetarian: My mom would send me off to school …

Healthy Recipes

In 2018, WiFi Routers Learn New Tricks

The more smart TVs, Echo speakers, web-connected security cameras and plain old laptops you have, the more important your WiFi router becomes. And in …

Wi-Fi

8 Essential Social Ads Tools to Help You Run Successful Campaigns

When you’re running a social media ad campaign, the right toolkit will keep all your well-laid plans running effectively.We chatted with our social …

Social Media Marketing

Facebook Best Practices

On an average day, over 1,500 pieces of content compete for placement in your customer’s Facebook News Feed. With so much content competing for …

Marketing

6 Ways People Don’t Respect Our Time (And What to do About It!)

Time is something we can’t get back when it’s squandered. There are no do-overs and we can’t really “buy time”.<p>What we can do is try to use time as …

Productivity

When to Decentralize Decision Making, and When Not To

Rare is the business executive who doubts the importance of responsiveness: to be acutely alert to business opportunities and threats, and to be capable of grabbing the opportunity or fending off the threat fast and effectively. Hence, when (re-)designing the organization structure, they tend to …

Management

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How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

Entrepreneurship

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

Procrastination

Starry opts for Wi-Fi tech rather than 5G to keep costs low

As startup Starry gears up to launch its fixed wireless service in up to 16 new, major markets this year, the company currently has no plans to …

The Four Most Compelling Design Trends for 2018

In anticipation of the new year, we at 99designs sit down every December as a team to predict design trends for the upcoming year. Of course, we …

Graphic Design

How the Instagram Algorithm Works (And How to Make it Work For You)

Now that Instagram has reached 700 million monthly active users, there’s way more great content on the network than anyone could possibly hope to …

Social Media Marketing

Angry Customers Don’t Want an Apology

It’s the first rule of customer service: When something goes wrong, apologize. In many cases, the apologies continue throughout the interaction as an employee goes the extra mile to convey empathy and concern. But surprising new research shows that approach can backfire: An apology that extends …

Customer Service

Ad targeters are pulling data from your browser’s password manager

New research shows an alarming new way to track web users<p>Nearly every web browser now comes with a password manager tool, a lightweight version of the same service offered by plugins like LastPass and 1Password. But according to new research from Princeton's Center for Information Technology …

explicit

How to Share a Facebook Advertising Audience or Pixel

If you are a consultant, work for an agency or ever need to advertise for others — or are a company working with someone who manages your Facebook …

Social Media Marketing

Towards a bra-free Instagram experience

Hey Instagram. I was just wondering,<p>does your company collect any user feedback from women?<p>I ask because I <i>am</i> one, and I’ve noticed that my sponsored …

Clothing

Government announces landmark campaign to inspire next generation of engineers - GOV.UK

The government has announced that it will work with hundreds of industry partners to make 2018 the Year of Engineering – and today (16 November 2017) …

Chris Grayling

How we went from 0 to 100 in 4 months with the website of the most iconic luxury sports car in the world

As a front-end developer, I have built many sites in my life. Some of them were simple, easy to build, interesting, but others just made me think, …

Web Development

Best Mac Apps 2017: Must-Have Apps for MacOS!

What makes a Mac great? The awesome apps you can use on it. Here are the best Mac apps of 2017! <i>(in alphabetical order)</i><p>1Password: Easy-to-use and …

Software

Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

SAN FRANCISCO — At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, …

The One Person Who Rarely Gets Blamed For Failure

Success has many fathers, whereas failure is an orphan!<p>Over the years I interviewed many entrepreneurs and leaders about the successes that they have achieved to try and get a clear understanding of what were the keys to their success.<p>More often than not the answers I received involved the use of …

Self-improvement

What successful digital transformations have in common

Technological innovations have radically transformed the business landscape in many ways over the last two centuries, our research shows how …

Innovation