Alltop RSS http://cartoonityvuehouston.alltop.com Alltop RSS feed for cartoonityvuehouston.alltop.com en-us https://news.google.com/news Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:30:18 -0800 This RSS feed URL is deprecated https://news.google.com/news http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/7opjihpQDfc/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:48:21 -0800 Casually prep for nuclear war with this Minecraft tour of the Russian and American fallout bunkers http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/7opjihpQDfc/  Virtual tourism is a little heavy in 2018. Sure, you’ve seen the Minecraft Eiffel Tower and beamed aboard the Minecraft USS Enterprise, but have you considered where you might wait out the end of days? Well, not you exactly, but people more important than you. To draw attention to the escalating threat of global nuclear annihilation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), which works… Read More
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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/XrttfVajOZY/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:47:53 -0800 These Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dolls are the stuff of nightmares http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/XrttfVajOZY/
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With the royal wedding in just a few months (counting down to May 19th!) commemorative royal couple memorabilia is flooding Etsy. 

Among the plates, mugs and posters, you can get an especially unique keepsake: Harry and Meghan dolls. 

These dolls are the stuff of nightmares.

These dolls are the stuff of nightmares.

Image: Historywearz/etsy

If only they looked like the actual Harry and Meghan. 

Calling these dolls Harry and Meghan lookalikes is a bit of a stretch.

Calling these dolls Harry and Meghan lookalikes is a bit of a stretch.

Image: Frank Augstein/AP/REX/Shutterstock

With his Sgt. Pepper-esque bowl cut, the "Harry" doll looks nothing like the actual Prince Harry. Where's his famous ginger hair? The stubble? The bright blue eyes?  Read more...

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/utGcv_Ijin0/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:36:10 -0800 Trump struck net neutrality down — and kickstarted the movement that will save it http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/utGcv_Ijin0/
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It's just over a month since the GOP-controlled Federal Communications Commission voted to gut its net neutrality rules. But if Donald Trump and his hand-picked FCC Chief Ajit Pai thought they'd settled the matter, it's now becoming clear that what they've actually done is the exact opposite.

As Obi-Wan Kenobi might have told them: strike down net neutrality, and it will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine. 

Right now, the war to save the open internet has all the political energy. It's being fought on multiple fronts: in the Senate, in courts, in states, in cities, and on late-night TV — not to mention in our homes.  Read more...

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/r1iKftq2E58/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:16:58 -0800 Nancy Pelosi will guest judge 'RuPaul's Drag Race' because sure, why not? http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/r1iKftq2E58/
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Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi will guest judge RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars in what is either a personal dream come true or a very bizarre 2018 strategy for her party. VH1 announced the news Thursday morning with Pelosi's name alongside those of Vanessa Hudgens, Kristin Chenoweth, Titus Burgess, and more.

All I can say is, you betta werk! Had a fabulous time with @RuPaul and good luck to all the queens#DragRace https://t.co/ZrJDyDmuVh

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 18, 2018

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/3NT6iauHQI0/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:15:52 -0800 Facebook won’t retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/3NT6iauHQI0/  Facebook Stories might feel redundant since 300 million people use its other Snapchat clones on Instagram and WhatsApp. But Facebook is convinced that the narrative, ephemeral, camera-first format is the future of sharing…and advertising. So despite criticism and a slow start for traction, Facebook is doubling down on Stories by testing the ability to create them from desktop, and a… Read More
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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/ulzQQIDhBq4/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:14:02 -0800 Enzyme.io wants to make FDA compliance easier for startups http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/ulzQQIDhBq4/  The FDA approval process can be like navigating a minefield for health startups hoping to get through regulations and begin selling to the American public. YC company Enzyme.io hopes to help these small businesses by automating the process for them. Biomedical engineer Jared Seehafer came up with the idea through his own experience consulting with health companies. Read More
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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/eIvhrUfKJCU/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:06:52 -0800 You'll need more than a diploma to work in cybersecurity http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/eIvhrUfKJCU/
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Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries today, and it's also one of the fastest moving. Cyber expert Anil Markose explains that if you're not staying ahead, then you're falling behind. Read more...

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/xHh_Z7dX7TY/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:06:22 -0800 Please spare a thought for the manager of Tide's Twitter account http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Mashable/%7E3/xHh_Z7dX7TY/
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Our sympathies are with the Tide social media manager.

As teens participate, pretend to participate, and talk about participating in the Tide Pod Challenge, the official Tide Twitter account has assumed the unofficial role of emergency services referral center. 

In the past few days, @Tide has responded to five people claiming to have ingested Tide Pods. Tide Pods, of course, are not safe for consumption, despite looking extremely delicious and starring in a wildly popular meme.

Contact your doctor or your local poison control center. When you're feeling better, please call us at 1-800-879-8433. We're open M-F from 9-6 ET.

— Tide (@tide) January 18, 2018 Read more...

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/KEnmAgfXTyA/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:03:20 -0800 IBM’s year-over-year revenue didn’t decline in the last quarter http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/KEnmAgfXTyA/  Here’s a surprise: After 22 quarters of consecutive year-over-year revenue declines, IBM today reported that its revenue increased from Q4 2016 to Q4 2017. The company reported revenue of $22.5 billion for the last quarter, up from $21.77 billion a year ago. Read More
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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/GE7NaPUhCW8/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:45 -0800 ARM’s CEO Simon Segars on Spectre/Meltdown, IoT security and more http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/Techcrunch/%7E3/GE7NaPUhCW8/  This year’s CES happened in the shadow of the Spectre and Meltdown disclosures, and virtually every conversation at the show turned to this topic at some point. Because this was CES, we had the ability to talk to quite a few people who are close to this issue, including ARM CEO Simon Segars, who stopped by to talk about security and these recent disclosures and their mitigations. Read More
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https://phys.org/news/2018-01-softbank-acquisition-percent-uber.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:30:01 -0800 SoftBank's acquisition of 15 percent of Uber closes https://phys.org/news/2018-01-softbank-acquisition-percent-uber.html https://phys.org/news/2018-01-evolving-aviation.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:25:47 -0800 Challenges and research for an evolving aviation system https://phys.org/news/2018-01-evolving-aviation.html https://phys.org/news/2018-01-moms-sisters-wives-difficult-kin.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:25:20 -0800 Moms, sisters, wives rank among more 'difficult' kin https://phys.org/news/2018-01-moms-sisters-wives-difficult-kin.html https://phys.org/news/2018-01-percent-trees-megacities-cleaner-air.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:23:28 -0800 20 percent more trees in megacities would mean cleaner air and water, lower carbon and energy use https://phys.org/news/2018-01-percent-trees-megacities-cleaner-air.html https://phys.org/news/2018-01-science-michigan-meteor-meatier.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:22:17 -0800 Science Says: That Michigan meteor could have been meatier https://phys.org/news/2018-01-science-michigan-meteor-meatier.html http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGpPKiyuAE_eYBB-nDrnIF9Ur2s8Q&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779770990304&ei=Ci5hWqCBCsKqzAKv1oOQAw&url=http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3627882 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:52:09 -0800 Z69 PRO TV Box review, featuring S905W CPU and Android 7.1 OS, Introduced by Top 10 TV Boxes - Digital Journal http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGpPKiyuAE_eYBB-nDrnIF9Ur2s8Q&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779770990304&ei=Ci5hWqCBCsKqzAKv1oOQAw&url=http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3627882
Z69 PRO TV Box review, featuring S905W CPU and Android 7.1 OS, Introduced by Top 10 TV Boxes
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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/yudNHdy3knE/image-design-trends-for-2018.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:30:25 -0800 Fantasy, Space and New Minimalism Set to Influence Design in 2018 http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/yudNHdy3knE/image-design-trends-for-2018.html http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNEh87UPGEzlt6M9yV_gLnvNx-1S-A&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=Ci5hWqCBCsKqzAKv1oOQAw&url=http://www.telepresenceoptions.com/2018/01/trueconf_and_nvidia_bring_4k_v/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:24:39 -0800 TrueConf and NVIDIA Bring 4K Video Conferencing to Smart TVs - Telepresence Options http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNEh87UPGEzlt6M9yV_gLnvNx-1S-A&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=Ci5hWqCBCsKqzAKv1oOQAw&url=http://www.telepresenceoptions.com/2018/01/trueconf_and_nvidia_bring_4k_v/
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TrueConf and NVIDIA Bring 4K Video Conferencing to Smart TVs
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TrueConf integration turns NVIDIA SHIELD TV into a full-scaled Android-based 4K video conferencing endpoint for living rooms or offices. Just connect a USB camera and TV to your console to call your friends and colleagues and enjoy high-definition ...

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/conversationmarketing/MRJI/%7E3/Cn6AD6nhD-s/mystery-traffic-from-adwords-north-korea-syria-iran-oh-my.htm Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:15:58 -0800 Mystery traffic from AdWords – North Korea, Syria, Iran, Oh My! http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/conversationmarketing/MRJI/%7E3/Cn6AD6nhD-s/mystery-traffic-from-adwords-north-korea-syria-iran-oh-my.htm It’s like lions, and tigers, and bears, but with tyranny and oppression. But I’m not here to discuss international politics today. The reason for my witty extremely unclever title is because of location targeting. Or, more specifically, the lack of certain negative targets which I never knew I needed until a few months ago. But,… Read More

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https://www.informationweek.com/software/enterprise-applications/use-iot-to-accelerate-digital-transformation-/a/d-id/1330839?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0800 Use IoT to Accelerate Digital Transformation https://www.informationweek.com/software/enterprise-applications/use-iot-to-accelerate-digital-transformation-/a/d-id/1330839?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGfFXqAbyynKzzd8AC6HVO6DOX_HA&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779770860263&ei=Ci5hWqCBCsKqzAKv1oOQAw&url=https://www.androidheadlines.com/2018/01/trueconf-outs-4k-video-call-service-for-nvidia-shield-tv.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:30:28 -0800 TrueConf Outs 4K Video Call Service For NVIDIA SHIELD TV - Android Headlines http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGfFXqAbyynKzzd8AC6HVO6DOX_HA&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779770860263&ei=Ci5hWqCBCsKqzAKv1oOQAw&url=https://www.androidheadlines.com/2018/01/trueconf-outs-4k-video-call-service-for-nvidia-shield-tv.html
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TrueConf Outs 4K Video Call Service For NVIDIA SHIELD TV
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The NVIDIA NVENC technology is powering TrueConf's feature for smart TVs, transmitting video at 2160p and 30 frames per second, and processing incoming and outgoing streams with the use of the H.264 codec. In essence, this means you will be able to ...

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/4wb4bpCP2Uk/verifone-e280-mobile-point-of-sale.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:30:17 -0800 Verifone Introduces Mobile POS to Improve Checkout for Merchants http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/4wb4bpCP2Uk/verifone-e280-mobile-point-of-sale.html http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85072.html?rss=1 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:16:00 -0800 Google Device Bug Chokes Home WiFi Networks http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85072.html?rss=1 http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/9P1vsetGw3s/business-processes-and-employee-morale.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:00:34 -0800 2 in 3 Employees Don’t Trust Your Process, Many Looking for New Jobs http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/9P1vsetGw3s/business-processes-and-employee-morale.html http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/ZJhOCJt04jE/toothpaste-ingredient-could-fight-malari Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:55:37 -0800 Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/ZJhOCJt04jE/toothpaste-ingredient-could-fight-malari ]]> http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/Nc9Ng2iRj2A/acquisition-of-unata-by-instacart.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:30:13 -0800 Instacart Acquires Unata Benefiting Small Grocers and Workers in the Gig Economy http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/Nc9Ng2iRj2A/acquisition-of-unata-by-instacart.html https://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2018/33348/how-amazon-makes-its-money-and-how-your-brand-can-make-money-on-amazon-too-infographic Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800 How Amazon Makes Its Money (And How Your Brand Can Make Money on Amazon, Too) [Infographic] https://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2018/33348/how-amazon-makes-its-money-and-how-your-brand-can-make-money-on-amazon-too-infographic Read the full article at MarketingProfs]]> https://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2018/33471/how-to-maintain-brand-authenticity-in-todays-politically-polarized-climate Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800 How to Maintain Brand Authenticity in Today's Politically Polarized Climate https://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2018/33471/how-to-maintain-brand-authenticity-in-todays-politically-polarized-climate Read the full article at MarketingProfs]]> https://www.marketingprofs.com/video/2018/33470/marketers-and-agencies-ready-for-iot-enabled-marketing-customization-will-thrive Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800 Marketers and Agencies Ready for IoT-Enabled Marketing Customization Will Thrive [Video] https://www.marketingprofs.com/video/2018/33470/marketers-and-agencies-ready-for-iot-enabled-marketing-customization-will-thrive Read the full article at MarketingProfs]]> https://www.practicalecommerce.com/4-common-methods-personalize-email-marketing Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:42:24 -0800 4 Common Methods to Personalize Email Marketing https://www.practicalecommerce.com/4-common-methods-personalize-email-marketing Personalizing an email marketing program can greatly increase opens and clicks. But a quick look at my inbox reveals that very few retailers are doing it effectively. Much of the success of any marketing effort can be boiled down to making the message relevant to individuals. In this post, I'll review four common methods to personalize email, to encourage conversions

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/FqtSCBxXmUY/new-mailchimp-campaign-builder.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:30:26 -0800 New MailChimp Campaign Builder Gives Small Business Marketers More Flexibility http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SmallBusinessTrends/%7E3/FqtSCBxXmUY/new-mailchimp-campaign-builder.html http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/518383500/0/copyblogger%7EGet-More-Traffic-More-Confidence-and-More-Work-Done/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800 Get More Traffic, More Confidence, and More Work Done http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/518383500/0/copyblogger%7EGet-More-Traffic-More-Confidence-and-More-Work-Done/ Good to see you again! With the Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, this was a short week on Copyblogger. On Tuesday, Kelton Reid kicked things off with a thoughtful look at impostor syndrome — with clues on how to approach it from different sources, including the famous Turing Test. And on Wednesday, I talked
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https://www.informationweek.com/devops/the-world-of-devops-tools-can-make-a-newbies-head-spin/a/d-id/1330837?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0800 The World of DevOps Tools Can Make a Newbie's Head Spin https://www.informationweek.com/devops/the-world-of-devops-tools-can-make-a-newbies-head-spin/a/d-id/1330837?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85071.html?rss=1 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0800 IBM, Maersk Announce Global Blockchain Shipping Venture http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85071.html?rss=1 http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNH9HuK5g83j8Fcy3naydD-4wi_mHA&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=Ci5hWqCBCsKqzAKv1oOQAw&url=https://americanlaundrynews.com/articles/opl-101-cycle-flexibility-quality-process-performance-results Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:20:11 -0800 OPL 101: Cycle Flexibility for Quality Process Performance, Results - American Laundry News http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNH9HuK5g83j8Fcy3naydD-4wi_mHA&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=Ci5hWqCBCsKqzAKv1oOQAw&url=https://americanlaundrynews.com/articles/opl-101-cycle-flexibility-quality-process-performance-results
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https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/learning-elm-drum-sequencer-part-2/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:57:56 -0800 Learning Elm From A Drum Sequencer (Part 2) https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/learning-elm-drum-sequencer-part-2/ http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/GjDUEO5nCWU/apple-to-pay-38-billion-in-us-taxes-open Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:08:30 -0800 Apple to pay $38 billion in U.S. taxes, open a new campus http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/GjDUEO5nCWU/apple-to-pay-38-billion-in-us-taxes-open ]]> http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/Cj_QLb-aRuM/21-us-states-sue-to-keep-net-neutrality Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:07:45 -0800 21 U.S. states sue to keep net neutrality http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/Cj_QLb-aRuM/21-us-states-sue-to-keep-net-neutrality ]]> http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/l_qfAcVSiQI/bitcoin-slumps-below-10000-on-growing-fe Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:05:48 -0800 Bitcoin slumps below $10,000 on growing fears of regulation http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/l_qfAcVSiQI/bitcoin-slumps-below-10000-on-growing-fe ]]> http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/YxrS_N6x_8Q/exclusive-amazon-to-cut-back-on-indie-fi Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:04:39 -0800 Exclusive: Amazon to cut back on indie films: sources http://feeds.reuters.com/%7Er/reuters/USVideoTechnology/%7E3/YxrS_N6x_8Q/exclusive-amazon-to-cut-back-on-indie-fi ]]> https://www.marketingprofs.com/charts/2018/33445/the-buying-device-and-content-behavior-of-amazon-customers Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:00:00 -0800 The Buying, Device, and Content Behavior of Amazon Customers https://www.marketingprofs.com/charts/2018/33445/the-buying-device-and-content-behavior-of-amazon-customers Read the full article at MarketingProfs]]> https://www.practicalecommerce.com/whats-true-value-conversion Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:01:19 -0800 What’s the True Value of a Conversion? https://www.practicalecommerce.com/whats-true-value-conversion How you calculate the value of a conversion can have big implications for your marketing budget and your company's bottom line. Many marketers optimize their search campaigns, for example, by looking at the cost per conversion of a given keyword. For display or video campaigns, analyzing performance by the cost of conversion per ad or ad type is common. But what happens if the person that clicked on a Facebook ad then clicked on a search ad a few days later? How much value would your attribute to each source

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http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/17/clover-valley-iced-oatmeal-cookies-recall/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:56:08 -0800 Clover Valley Iced Oatmeal Cookies Recalled http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/17/clover-valley-iced-oatmeal-cookies-recall/ http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SeoGroupBlog/%7E3/PpjBA4tmAsU/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:24:52 -0800 How MySiteAuditor Increased my Revenue from $5,000 to $25,000 per Month in Less Than One Year http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/SeoGroupBlog/%7E3/PpjBA4tmAsU/ Steven Matt has been a member of MySiteAuditor since January 2017 and is the owner of Tell Me Your Goal in NYC. Below is a short...

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http://www.thefrisky.com/2018-01-17/couplething-when-bae-is-not-ashamed-of-mood-swings/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:27:22 -0800 CoupleThing: When Bae is Not Ashamed of Mood Swings http://www.thefrisky.com/2018-01-17/couplething-when-bae-is-not-ashamed-of-mood-swings/ ]]> http://www.tvtechnology.com/expertise/0003/ieee-broadcast-symposium-2017-part-2-antennas/282593 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:26:00 -0800 IEEE Broadcast Symposium 2017 Part 2: Antennas http://www.tvtechnology.com/expertise/0003/ieee-broadcast-symposium-2017-part-2-antennas/282593 http://www.tvtechnology.com/equipment/0005/ross-updates-acuity-switcher-with-12g-singlelink-connectivity/282592 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:06:00 -0800 Ross Updates Acuity Switcher With 12G Single-Link Connectivity http://www.tvtechnology.com/equipment/0005/ross-updates-acuity-switcher-with-12g-singlelink-connectivity/282592 http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/verizon-and-nba-score-multiyear-content-innovation-partnership/282591 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:49:00 -0800 Verizon and NBA Score Multi-Year Content, Innovation Partnership http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/verizon-and-nba-score-multiyear-content-innovation-partnership/282591 http://www.tvtechnology.com/expertise/0003/trusting-data-integrity/282590 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:19:00 -0800 Trusting Data Integrity http://www.tvtechnology.com/expertise/0003/trusting-data-integrity/282590 http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/affordable-skincare-products Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:58:03 -0800 34 Affordable Skincare Products - From Caffeinated Eye Creams to Minimalist Gender-Neutral Skincare (TOPLIST) http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/affordable-skincare-products (TrendHunter.com) There are many collections with great and innovative treatments in the beauty industry, but it’s often the case that these serums, creams and masks don’t meet the affordable skincare...]]> http://www.tvtechnology.com/jobs/0018/director-of-engineeringnetwork-operation-and-distribution/282589 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:14:00 -0800 Director of Engineering--Network Operation and Distribution http://www.tvtechnology.com/jobs/0018/director-of-engineeringnetwork-operation-and-distribution/282589 http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/2018-snow-beach Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:07:03 -0800 Revived 90s Fashions - The Ralph Lauren's 2018 Snow Beach Collection Celebrates Iconic Looks (GALLERY) http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/2018-snow-beach (TrendHunter.com) To celebrate its 25th year, Ralph Lauren is launching its 2018 Snow Beach collection as an homage to the iconic collection. Launched in 1993, the Snow Beach collection was one of the most successful...]]> http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/17/ginkgo-biloba-mood-dysregulation/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:33:15 -0800 Ginkgo Biloba Blamed For Patient’s “Mood Dysregulation” http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/17/ginkgo-biloba-mood-dysregulation/ http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/experience-of-the-future Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:56:03 -0800 Futuristic Fast Food Concepts - McDonald's 'Experience of the Future' Eateries Are Now Open in Asia (GALLERY) http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/experience-of-the-future (TrendHunter.com) A chain of McDonald’s ‘Experience of the Future’ restaurants recently opened their doors in Hong Kong and aim to make the lives of the eatery’s patrons more convenient....]]> http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/popups-the-restaurant Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:36:00 -0800 Permanent Pop-Up Restaurants - Pop-ups: The Restaurant Would Host a New Pop-up Every Two Months http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/popups-the-restaurant (TrendHunter.com) Within the past year pop-up experiences have revived beloved shows like Saved by the Bell and Sailor Moon while creating buzz about upcoming season’s of Riverdale and Stranger Things alike,...]]> https://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2018/33347/marketing-tips-for-live-streaming-on-social-media-infographic Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800 Marketing Tips for Livestreaming on Social Media [Infographic] https://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2018/33347/marketing-tips-for-live-streaming-on-social-media-infographic Read the full article at MarketingProfs]]> https://www.practicalecommerce.com/plan-death-business-owner Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:33:50 -0800 How to Plan for the Death of a Business Owner https://www.practicalecommerce.com/plan-death-business-owner The combination of a busy travel schedule and the death of my mother has kept me from writing this column. But these have also given me time to reflect on my own preparedness for life's unforeseen events. With this post, my hope is that others can learn from my reflection and better protect their businesses and families

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http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/518104416/0/copyblogger%7EA-Big-Blog-Strategy-Anyone-Can-Use-for-More-and-Better-Traffic/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800 A ‘Big Blog’ Strategy Anyone Can Use for More (and Better) Traffic http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/518104416/0/copyblogger%7EA-Big-Blog-Strategy-Anyone-Can-Use-for-More-and-Better-Traffic/ Do you get all the traffic you’d like for your site? Do visitors just keep pouring in, letting you meet all of your business goals with ease? Yeah, don’t worry, no one actually says Yes to that question. Getting new people to your site can be tricky, and changes in Google and Facebook algorithms don’t
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https://www.informationweek.com/three-key-questions-for-federal-cios/a/d-id/1330826?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800 Three Key Questions for Federal CIOs https://www.informationweek.com/three-key-questions-for-federal-cios/a/d-id/1330826?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85067.html?rss=1 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0800 Tech Takes Front Seat at Detroit Auto Show http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85067.html?rss=1 https://www.informationweek.com/data-centers/aws-does-what-it-needs-to-do-to-achieve-growth-in-china/a/d-id/1330825?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0800 AWS Does What it Needs to Do to Achieve Growth in China https://www.informationweek.com/data-centers/aws-does-what-it-needs-to-do-to-achieve-growth-in-china/a/d-id/1330825?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/understanding-using-rest-api/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:30:34 -0800 Understanding And Using REST APIs https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/understanding-using-rest-api/ https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/comprehensive-guide-ux-research/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:30:56 -0800 A Comprehensive Guide To UX Research https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/comprehensive-guide-ux-research/ http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/turn-signal-commuter-backpack Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:00 -0800 Signalling Commuter Bags - The 'Turn Signal Commuter Backpack' Shows Cyclists' Intentions (GALLERY) http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/turn-signal-commuter-backpack (TrendHunter.com) Cycling in a city is dangerous enough as it is, and cycling in a city at night especially so, which is why the designers at Uncommon Goods created the Turn Signal Commuter Backpack. The bag is...]]> http://www.emarketer.com/Article/How-Artificial-Intelligence-Transform-Digital-Out-of-Home-Marketplace/1016866 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:01:00 -0800 Article: How Artificial Intelligence Can Transform the Digital Out-of-Home Marketplace http://www.emarketer.com/Article/How-Artificial-Intelligence-Transform-Digital-Out-of-Home-Marketplace/1016866 https://www.practicalecommerce.com/ecommerce-product-releases-january-16-2018 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:37:36 -0800 Ecommerce Product Releases: January 16, 2018 https://www.practicalecommerce.com/ecommerce-product-releases-january-16-2018 Here is a list of ecommerce-related product releases and updates for January. There are updates on mobile commerce, price forecasting, payment networks, and home delivery. BigCommerce and Handshake, a mobile-first B2B commerce platform, have announced a strategic partnership to bring a suite of enhanced B2B capabilities to BigCommerce customers worldwide

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85068.html?rss=1 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:30:26 -0800 Gadget Ogling: CES Edition http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85068.html?rss=1 https://www.informationweek.com/big-data/big-data-analytics-and-machine-learning-changing-insurance/a/d-id/1330824?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0800 Big Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning: Changing Insurance https://www.informationweek.com/big-data/big-data-analytics-and-machine-learning-changing-insurance/a/d-id/1330824?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/conversationmarketing/MRJI/%7E3/gV0i_dSTk4o/new-character-length-google-serp-snippets-meta-descriptions.htm Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:58:47 -0800 The New Character Length for Google SERP Snippets & Meta Descriptions http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/conversationmarketing/MRJI/%7E3/gV0i_dSTk4o/new-character-length-google-serp-snippets-meta-descriptions.htm Just in case you hadn’t heard yet, On December 1, 2017, Google (read: Danny Sullivan) officially confirmed that the maximum length of a snippet in their search results has increased to about 320 characters. How long should my Meta Description be? Google is now saying that the maximum length for a snippet in search results… Read More

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https://www.getelastic.com/experience-driven-commerce-from-elastic-path-and-adobe-making-every-moment-shoppable Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:44:19 -0800 Experience-Driven Commerce from Elastic Path and Adobe: making every moment shoppable https://www.getelastic.com/experience-driven-commerce-from-elastic-path-and-adobe-making-every-moment-shoppable Today, at the NRF show in New York, Adobe announced a new set of services to enable experience-driven commerce. Elastic...

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https://www.practicalecommerce.com/use-page-build-trust-first-time-visitors Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:51:03 -0800 Use Your ‘About’ Page to Build Trust with First-time Visitors https://www.practicalecommerce.com/use-page-build-trust-first-time-visitors Scammers don’t go to the trouble of creating a company history with its values and original photos. Consumers know this — they are reassured by original content on your “About” page. To build trust, an “About” page should include unique details, such as who started the company and why she bothered, as well as what drives her to keep at it. Communicate the story in a real and distinct manner — not as a faceless bureaucracy

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http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/517870098/0/copyblogger%7EHow-a-Famous-Robot-Test-Can-Help-You-Beat-Impostor-Syndrome/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800 How a Famous Robot Test Can Help You Beat Impostor Syndrome http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/517870098/0/copyblogger%7EHow-a-Famous-Robot-Test-Can-Help-You-Beat-Impostor-Syndrome/ Have you ever had that nightmare where you’re sitting in an examination room in front of a panel of experts, watching a timer count down to zero? You’re being asked a series of critical, complex questions, and you’re running out of time to answer. In fact, you haven’t answered one correctly, or at all, and
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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMoney/%7E3/j4uwwZQ2RqY/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0800 9 Key Ingredients for Creating the Perfect Sales Page http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMoney/%7E3/j4uwwZQ2RqY/ If you’ve created one of these 7 types of products to sell on your blog, or you’re going to start offering a service to your readers, then you need a sales page. The sales page is (not surprisingly) a page on your blog that’s all about your product or service. ...more

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https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/understanding-sizing-css-layout/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:50:04 -0800 How Big Is That Box? Understanding Sizing In CSS Layout https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/understanding-sizing-css-layout/ https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/free-online-event-on-building-and-maintaining-design-systems/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:25:08 -0800 Free Online Event On Building And Maintaining Design Systems https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/free-online-event-on-building-and-maintaining-design-systems/ http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/TheEdublogger/%7E3/ERFlv4KukqQ/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:17:59 -0800 Blogging For Complete Beginners: Getting Started With Edublogs http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/TheEdublogger/%7E3/ERFlv4KukqQ/ You might have read about the benefits of blogging, or admired what others are doing with their class blogs, but have no idea where to start? If you want to get started with Edublogs, we have a new tutorial video for you.]]> http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/chrisbrogandotcom/%7E3/yhFFVQjPoik/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:54:25 -0800 What Does it Take For Your Business to Stay Top of Mind? http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/chrisbrogandotcom/%7E3/yhFFVQjPoik/ When we’re at work, we want to believe that people think about our business all day long. In our minds, we’re the FIRST company a customer or prospective customer considers when a particular need arises. But you and I both know that’s not how it works. What does it take for your business to stay […]

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85061.html?rss=1 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:57:40 -0800 CES 2018: Spare Human Bodies, a $54K HTC Simulator and Intel's People-Chopping Cuisinart http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85061.html?rss=1 http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/15/tuo-convertible-high-chairs-recalled/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:58:31 -0800 Tuo Convertible High Chairs Recalled http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/15/tuo-convertible-high-chairs-recalled/ http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/517633218/0/copyblogger%7ETaking-the-Day-to-Honor-Martin-Luther-King-Jr/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800 Taking the Day to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/517633218/0/copyblogger%7ETaking-the-Day-to-Honor-Martin-Luther-King-Jr/ Today is the U.S. holiday set aside to celebrate the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. No marketing lessons, no promotional tie-ins, just our respectful acknowledgement of an American hero. We’ll be back on the blog tomorrow … looking forward to seeing you then. 🙂

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMoney/%7E3/9CfEawCY7j0/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:33:00 -0800 Seven Types of Product You Could Sell From Your Blog http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMoney/%7E3/9CfEawCY7j0/ It took me nearly seven years of blogging to create my first products: two ebooks, one for ProBlogger and one for Digital Photography School. They made me more than $160,000 in 2009 alone and changed my business. Back in 2014, I wrote about the experience, and how it nearly never ...more

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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMoney/%7E3/54Z5UZtrFvg/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:41:22 -0800 The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMoney/%7E3/54Z5UZtrFvg/ Is starting a new blog on your goals list for 2018? If so – you’ll want to check out our brand new (and completely free) course – the Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog. Every year in January we notice a big spike people looking for information on how to ...more

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http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/11/miracle-mineral-solution-canadian-couple/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:52:26 -0800 Miracle Mineral Solution No Miracle For Canadian Couple http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/11/miracle-mineral-solution-canadian-couple/ http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/conversationmarketing/MRJI/%7E3/bD97X7YOvyc/lead-charge-marketers.htm Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:58:58 -0800 How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge: A Manual for Marketers http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/conversationmarketing/MRJI/%7E3/bD97X7YOvyc/lead-charge-marketers.htm There are few things more butt-clenchingly aggravating than watching a great set of marketing recommendations decay in a stakeholder’s rubbish heap. It happens to me. A lot. So I ponder the problem. A lot. I figured it out: We’re asked to lead, but we’re not in charge. Stakeholders—internal or external— hire us to provide direction… Read More

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http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/11/castleton-elementary-school-in-vermont-has-high-lead/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:52:23 -0800 Castleton Elementary School In Vermont Has High Lead http://lisabarger.com/2018/01/11/castleton-elementary-school-in-vermont-has-high-lead/ http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/516688170/0/copyblogger%7EPowerful-Habits-Potent-Engagement-and-a-Double-Dose-of-Pink/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800 Powerful Habits, Potent Engagement, and a Double Dose of Pink http://feeds.copyblogger.com/%7E/516688170/0/copyblogger%7EPowerful-Habits-Potent-Engagement-and-a-Double-Dose-of-Pink/ How’s your January going? I’ve been having a great time looking at our publishing themes and brainstorming cool new topic ideas with our editorial team. And I’m so glad you’re here starting the year with us. 🙂 This week kicked off with a discussion about habits (which are the super secret decoder rings that allow
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http://www.emarketer.com/newsroom/index.php/uk-mobile-payments-grab-foothold/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:01:00 -0800 Newsroom: UK: Mobile Payments Still Looking to Grab a Foothold http://www.emarketer.com/newsroom/index.php/uk-mobile-payments-grab-foothold/ https://www.getelastic.com/commerce-trends-2018-1-personalization-b2b Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:37:16 -0800 Commerce Trends for 2018: #1 Personalization in B2B https://www.getelastic.com/commerce-trends-2018-1-personalization-b2b For a few years, personalization has been B2C commerce’s favorite catch phrase: know your customer, personalize the offers and prices,...

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http://www.thefrisky.com/2018-01-10/couplething-when-bae-presses-snooze/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:30:16 -0800 CoupleThing: When Bae Presses Snooze http://www.thefrisky.com/2018-01-10/couplething-when-bae-presses-snooze/ Do you press snooze too much? Does Bae like to sleep in? Then you will definitely relate to this ultimate couple fight.
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http://www.techmagnate.com/blog/video-seo-tips-for-youtube-success/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:22:16 -0800 Video SEO Tips for YouTube Success http://www.techmagnate.com/blog/video-seo-tips-for-youtube-success/ http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Ad-Buyers-Tale-of-Two-Identity-Graphs-Emerges-2018/1016854 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:01:00 -0800 Article: For Ad Buyers, a Tale of Two Identity Graphs Emerges in 2018 http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Ad-Buyers-Tale-of-Two-Identity-Graphs-Emerges-2018/1016854 http://www.emarketer.com/newsroom/index.php/china-one-third-internet-users-use-ride-sharing-service/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:01:00 -0800 Newsroom: China: One-Third of Internet Users Use a Ride-Sharing Service http://www.emarketer.com/newsroom/index.php/china-one-third-internet-users-use-ride-sharing-service/ http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/conversationmarketing/MRJI/%7E3/B93__RBaLoI/pagination-tunnels-experiment-click-depth.htm Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:51:19 -0800 Pagination Tunnels – An Experiment in Crawlability and Click Depth http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/conversationmarketing/MRJI/%7E3/B93__RBaLoI/pagination-tunnels-experiment-click-depth.htm We’ve all seen pagination links — those little numbered links at the top and bottom of multi-page content. They are used on blogs, e-commerce sites, webcomics, gallery pages, SERPs, and multi-page articles.   From the human visitor’s point of view, pagination is pretty simple. If you are on page one, and you want to see… Read More

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https://hdtvprofessor.com/2018/01/09/the-benefits-of-directv-xtra/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:12:10 -0800 The Benefits of Directv Xtra https://hdtvprofessor.com/2018/01/09/the-benefits-of-directv-xtra/ Continue reading "The Benefits of Directv Xtra"]]> http://www.onlinemarketing-trends.com/2018/01/voice-asssistant-war-between-google-and.html Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:29:00 -0800 voice asssistant war between google and amazon hots up http://www.onlinemarketing-trends.com/2018/01/voice-asssistant-war-between-google-and.html

According to a Google  blog post this morning, “The Google Assistant is now available on more than 400 million devices.” When Google says “devices” it’s including Android smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones and Google Home smart speakers. However its not clear how many Google Home, Mini and Max speakers were sold in 2017.

In terms of numbers Four hundred million is huge  but that includes mostly Android smartphones.Based on a review of data from NPR, Strategy Analytics and Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, it appears that Google Home has roughly a 25 percent share of the US smart speaker market.Specifically, Strategy Analytics estimated that Google’s share of Q4 smart speaker sales was 24%.Walker Sands (“Future of Retail 2017“), in a survey of 1,622 US adults, found that about 23% respondents owned a smart speaker. If the results can be generalised to the broader population, then something like 56 million assistant-powered speakers are in US homes today. The survey was conducted in late Q3 or early Q4, before Christmas.

Meanwhile Rival Amazon is also making announcements at CES with a range of device makers. Alexa is being integrated into a set of expensive augmented reality glasses ($1,000) from Vuzix. More significantly, it will be added to PCs and laptops from Acer, Asus and HP. This represents a significant potential challenge to Cortana. Meanwhile data suggests that Amazon has now taken over from Apple as the virtual assistant leader, if not in absolute device numbers then in terms of visibility and momentum.

According to a range of third party estimates, Amazon has roughly three-fourths of the smart speaker market to Google’s 25 percent.Suggesting that it’s gaining on Alexa, last week Google said there was robust demand for Google Home. The company asserted it “sold more than one Google Home every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October.” That means, since approximately October 19, Google has sold nearly 7 million devices. That’s not all of Google Home sales but suggests the totality of devices sold is below 10 million.

Last year, Alexa was the clear winner of CES, with companies like Ford, Huawei, and LG agreeing to integrate their products with Amazon's virtual assistant. Since then, Alexa has only gotten bigger - Amazon says that it sold " tens of millions " of Alexa-enabled products, led by its own Amazon Echo Dot, over the holiday season. 

Among the list of devices the Google Assistant is being integrated into are “smart displays”.They will initially come from JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony. Google was rumoured to be working on its own answer to the Amazon Echo Show, which will have a screen.It’s not clear if a Google Home branded smart screen device is still in the works or if the company will rely on these and other third parties instead. The screen creates a range of obvious new user experience possibilities as well as new marketing and commerce capabilities for brands, publishers and marketers. That same potential with the Echo Show has to date been mostly unrealised.

The new smart screen Google Assistant devices will make video calls, access Google Photos and show YouTube videos.Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV have been blocked from showing YouTube for allegedly violating Google’s terms of service and not offering Google products reciprocity on Amazon.com. The Google Assistant is also coming to more smart TVs this year In addition to existing offerings from Sony and NVIDIA, introduced last year, TV makers integrating the Assistant include including TCL, Element, Hisense, Westinghouse and LG.

While Alexa for screens works exclusively with Amazon's own echo hardware,Google Assistant  is compatible with devices made by other companies including new models from Sony ,LG,Lenevo, and JBL, a brand of Samsung's Harman division.


As of now Amazon seems ahead of the competition as got in on the smart speaker market early, and has moved quickly to ensure its stays out in front. Now, by most measures, the Amazon Echo is dominating the smart speaker market . The company has built on the lead with an avalanche of new hardware released in the last year: The tablet-like Echo Show, which has a screen; the Echo Look fashion camera; the Echo Plus home hub; the Echo Spot alarm clock; the redesigned Echo.

Plus, partners like Sonos and Ecobee have released their own products with Alexa built in, so you can talk to (and shop from) Amazon from an ever-increasing number of places. And with 30,000 skills, or apps , now available for Alexa, customers can do a lot more with those devices - giving them fewer reasons to switch. This is all a part of Amazon's ongoing playbook to get Alexa everywhere. Now, with its market share established and its position looking to be firmly entrenched, Amazon is entering a new phase in its master plan.


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http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMoney/%7E3/f5GicLTIfrw/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:17 -0800 232: Collaborative Blogging – How One Blogger Started a Blog with Over 200 Collaborators http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/ProbloggerHelpingBloggersEarnMoney/%7E3/f5GicLTIfrw/ Collaborative Blogging – One Blogger Shares How She Started a Blog with over 200 Collaborators Today’s episode is the last in our series where I handed the podcast over to you, the listeners, to tell your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. It was all part of ...more

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http://www.onlinemarketing-trends.com/2018/01/google-issues-seo-guidelines-for-voice.html Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:44:00 -0800 google issues seo guidelines for voice search http://www.onlinemarketing-trends.com/2018/01/google-issues-seo-guidelines-for-voice.html

Consumers are increasingly turning to voice for search. While Amazon Alexa or Cortana-enabled products uses results from Bing.Google Assistant or Apple Siri, is powered by Google.Brands and publishers are have realised that they need to be on top of SERPs across voice search as well Following these best practices guidelines published by Google recently will be increasingly important for your content to surface in voice searches. 

Google Research blog recently has published the search quality raters guidelines, contractors guidelines to evaluate Google’s search results, specifically for the Google Assistant and voice search results. It is similar to the web search quality guidelines, but it changes in that there is no screen to look at when evaluating such results; instead you are evaluating the voice responses from the Google Assistant.

It is important to note that comScore predicts that 50% of all searches will be by voice in 2020. Gartner forecasts 30% of web browsing will be done by voice the same year. Voice adoption is growing quickly and discovery through Voice SEO will become critical.

According to searchengineland “The Google Assistant needs its own guidelines in place, as many of its interactions utilize what is called ‘eyes-free technology,’ when there is no screen as part of the experience.” Google has designed machine learning and algorithms to try to make the voice responses and “answers grammatical, fluent and concise.” Google said that they ask raters to make sure that answers are satisfactory across several dimensions.Here are some of the voice search and voice assisted search guidelines issues by google. 

Information Satisfaction: the content of the answer should meet the information needs of the user. 

Length of the query: when a displayed answer is too long, users can quickly scan it visually and locate the relevant information. For voice answers, that is not possible. It is much more important to ensure that we provide a helpful amount of information, hopefully not too much or too little. Some of our previous work is currently in use for identifying the most relevant fragments of answers. Formulation: it is much easier to understand a badly formulated written answer than an ungrammatical spoken answer, so more care has to be placed in ensuring grammatical correctness. 

Elocution: spoken answers must have proper pronunciation and prosody. Improvements in text-to-speech generation, such as WaveNet and Tacotron 2, are quickly reducing the gap with human performance.
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