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7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Every year, I make predictions about what the coming year’s potential developments in the world of social media marketing. And every year, I have to think back and chuckle at all the people who claimed social marketing was just a fad—as little as a few years ago.<p>It’s clear now that social media …

Public Relations

Prisma now supports real-time style transfer on Facebook Live

Prisma’s app now supports real-time style transfer for livestreaming videos broadcast to the Facebook Live platform.<p>‘Style transfer’ is the phrase being used to describe popular art filter technology which creates a pastiche effect at the touch of a button — turning a representational photo or …

Here’s Facebook’s Plan To Get You Chatting With Messenger Business Bots

"We now have the ability to drive massive traffic to bots through News Feed."<p>Since Facebook debuted its bot platform for Messenger in April of this year, the messaging app has been flooded with some 33,000 chat bots. But after six months at market, they're still largely unproven. Many Messenger …

Chatbots

Facebook threatens LinkedIn with job opening features

Facebook might muscle-in on LinkedIn’s recruiting business with ways for business Pages to promote job listings. The new Jobs features could give companies another reason to drive traffic to their Facebook Page beyond marketing their products in the News Feed, while also allowing them to pay the …

Facebook is testing video style transfer on Android and iOS using Caffe2go deep learning framework

In conjunction with the Web Summit conference in Lisbon today, Facebook is unveiling artificial intelligence (AI) software that it’s using in order to let users apply and switch artistic styles for live video streams on Android and iOS. After demonstrating the technology at a conference last month, …

Facebook Takes on LinkedIn with New Job Offer Features

Facebook is testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp's recruiting business.<p>"Based on behavior we've seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their …

Employment

17 LinkedIn Marketing Best Practices

Every person reading this article has undoubtedly heard of LinkedIn before, and considering that the social networking site now has more than 450 …

Watch Out, LinkedIn: Facebook Is Rolling Out New Recruiting Tools for Businesses

The social network's new 'Jobs' section will make easier for businesses to recruit employees on Facebook.<p>Facebook is experimenting with a bunch of new recruiting tools for businesses--which is good news for you, but bad news other job search platforms, like LinkedIn.<p>A limited number of businesses …

9 Ways for You to Keep Your Personal Power

As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I often hear from people about which of the 13 things they struggle with the most. The …

Google Assistant added to IFTTT for Google Home and Pixel devices ─ here are a few things you can do with it

Like any voice assistant, Google Assistant is only as powerful as what it can interact with ─ especially in the case of Google Home. While Assistant on our phones gives us what we need, namely, the power of Google’s search skills, Google Home will need to integrate with physical products in order …

Google Assistant

Surface Book i7 with Performance base hands-on: a missed opportunity

While the Surface Studio was the star of the show, the Surface Book had a brief moment in the limelight as Microsoft announced it had bumped up the graphics and battery with a new and improved Surface Book configuration.<p>First off, keep in mind Microsoft apparently doesn’t know what to call the …

MacBook Pro

Sony Announces 2 Licensed 'Elite' PS4 Controllers From Razer, Nacon

Sony just announced two officially licensed pro controllers for the PlayStation 4, the Razer Raiju and Nacon Revolution. Both controllers will be …

Apple is launching its new TV guide tomorrow — but Netflix won’t be a part of it

It’s an easier way to find and watch video on Apple TV.<p>Apple plans to unveil its new version of a TV guide tomorrow during a product event in California.<p>This is the next-generation TV guide concept we first told you about back in August.<p>The idea is that Apple wants to make it easier to find and …

Surface Studio and Dial hands-on: Microsoft made desktops exciting again

The main attraction is the fancy hinge, which allows you to easily switch between a traditional all-in-one angle to a drawing-board-like 20 degrees. The hinge action is <i>very</i> smooth and extremely easy to activate with one hand. Once set at 20 degrees, it feels sturdy enough to support my weight …

Incredible Sounding Dolby Atmos Audio is Coming to Xbox One S

Dolby Atmos Audio is Coming to Xbox One S<p>There is no question, the Xbox One S is an upgrade over the original Xbox One. The only issue audio geeks …

Nintendo to unveil Switch console’s price and details on January 12

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced today that major details about the Nintendo Switch home-and-tablet game console will be shared at a January 12 event called the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017.<p>Fans have so far only been treated to a three-minute video showing off the Nintendo …

Retrogaming

Microsoft aims high with new Surface hardware

Microsoft has fired a formidable salvo against Apple and its outdated hardware lineup with a new Surface Book and Surface Studio All-in-One PC.<p>If you …

Hundreds of Millions of People Are Using Smartphones You've Never Even Heard Of

More than half a billion Chinese own smartphones. But their favorite handsets barely register any brand recognition outside of China. In the third …

Mobile