Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration
WASHINGTONPOST.COM — President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former U.officials said.
25 of the Best Google Docs Hacks Marketers Need to Know
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Having a list of Google Docs hacks on hand is a sure way to make life easier and win you some bonus points around the office. Remember Clippy, Microsoft Word’s googly-eyed paperclip office assistant? Sure, his eager attempts at troubleshooting were usually more…
Content Marketing 101 – What You Need to Know for Business
SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Content. It’s everywhere, it’s the foundation of the web and how we use social media and digital marketing to connect with your customers, prospects and broader community. Want more sales and leads? Want to grow your online or offline community? Want more loyal customers? Each process requires content.
Tag: CES 2019
TECHCRUNCH.COM — At CES, the Chinese tech giant Baidu today announced OpenEdge, its open source edge computing platform. At its core, OpenEdge is the local package component of Baidu’s existing Intelligent Edge. Most of the time, commercial and personal drones are not allowed to fly over groups of people. For safety, obviously.
‘True Detective Season 3’ review: Thank god, it’s really good again
MASHABLE.COM — After a much loved first season and a near-universally panned second, HBO’s “two cops, sitting in a cop car, two feet apart because the space between them is occupied by the unfathomable cruelties of man” show True Detective is back. And thank god, it’s good again. Very good. . True Detective Season 3 — which made the first five episodes of the season available for review — is more than a return to Season 1’s spooky, winding excellence.
4 Ways to Use Instagram Highlights in Your Social Media Marketing Efforts
SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — In my opinion, Instagram Highlights are what catapulted Instagram ahead of Snapchat in terms of which platform social media marketers leaned towards more in the broader Stories battle. While Snapchat pioneered Stories, it never provided a way to immortalize the content that your brand had spent valuable time and effort producing.
A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’
TECHCRUNCH.COM — has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice. But as it has grown, that unique selling point has set Twitter up for as many challenges — harassment, confusing way to manage conversations — as it has opportunities — the best place to see in real time how the public reacts to something, be it a TV show, a political uprising, or a hurricane.
How open source software took over the world
TECHCRUNCH.COM — It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would be significant in the software universe. Fast forward to today and we’ve witnessed the growing excitement in the space: Redhat is being acquired by IBM for $32 billion (3x times its market cap from 2014); Mulesoft was acquired after going public for $6.5 billion; MongoDB is now worth north of $4 billion; Elastic’s IPO now values the company at $6 billion; and, through the merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks, a new company with a market cap north of $4 billion will emerge.
F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
NYTIMES.COM — WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law…
Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug reporting server, running the popular Jira bug triaging and tracking software. In NASA’s case, the software wasn’t properly configured, allowing anyone to access the server without a password, Avinash Jain, an India-based security researcher who found the exposed server, told TechCrunch.
Report: Amazon to double down on gaming with a new streaming service
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Earlier this week, when Razer announced that it would integrate Amazon’s Alexa into its gaming platform, I wondered if this was a strong signal of how Amazon may be starting to lay the groundwork for its own strategy to do more in gaming. By coincidence, today The Information reports just that: Amazon is now developing its own streamed gaming service, according to its sources.
Research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Researchers at Michigan State University are exploring the idea that there’s more to “social media addiction” than casual joking about being too online might suggest. Their paper, titled “Excessive social media users demonstrate impaired decision making in the Iowa Gambling Task” (Meshi, Elizarova, Bender, & Verdejo-Garcia) and published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, indicates that people who use social media sites heavily actually display some of the behavioral hallmarks of someone addicted to cocaine or heroin.
Instagram now lets you regram your posts to multiple accounts
TECHCRUNCH.COM — is swaying the balance towards simplicity but away from originality. It’s adding the ability to publish feed posts to different accounts you control at the same time by toggling them on within the composer screen. An Instagram spokesperson confirms this option is becoming available to all iOS users, telling TechCrunch “We are rolling out this feature to provide a better experience for people who often post to multiple accounts.” This “self regram” could make it easier for businesses, influencers, and regular folks with Instas and Finstas to publish the same meme, promotional image, or other content across their profiles simultaneously instead of having to post on one at a time.
How Social Media Has Changed The Way Business Operates
JEFFBULLAS.COM — The insurgence of social media among millennials has been drastic worldwide especially in the last decade. This populace and extensive use of social media has affected many sectors differently both positively and negatively – among them the business sector. Our observation as a social media marketing company is that social media dominance has made it central for companies to rely on these platforms and this has altered how businesses operate in many ways.
Everything You Need to Know About Inclusive Design for Social Media
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Inclusive design principles have taken priority on the web. Google even ranks accessible web pages higher in its results. That’s good, because if there’s one thing the Internet does, it connects a large and endlessly diverse array of people, from barf bag collectors to…
I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone
MOTHERBOARD.VICE.COM — Nervously, I gave a bounty hunter a phone number. He had offered to geolocate a phone for me, using a shady, overlooked service intended not for the cops, but for private individuals and businesses. Armed with just the number and a few hundred dollars, he said he could find the current location of most phones in the United States.
Facebook Marketplace: A Comprehensive Guide for Marketers
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Facebook Marketplace was introduced in 2016 as a place for people to buy and sell within their communities. Think Craigslist, but with Messenger. But plans to incorporate more brands into the platform mean that big changes are underway. In June 2018, Facebook announced…
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