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14 In-Demand Skills You Can Learn Online NOW

INC.COM — adding these skills to your resume will help you stand out like a unicorn in a sea of donkeys — and best of all, you can learn them online. Here, discover 14 in-demand skills and where you can learn them! Facebook Messenger marketing is huge — it’s driving 80% average open rates and 20% click-through rates.

Twitter Hacks: 24 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social In the fast-paced Twittersphere, knowing the right Twitter hacks can be a huge advantage. With 5,787 Tweets sent every second, having a few tricks up your sleeve can help you save time and make the most out of every opportunity. Doesn’t hurt that they make you look…

Gender & compensation at VC-backed startups

TECHCRUNCH.COM — most intimate way a company can interact with its employees. For far too long, compensation managers and committees have operated behind closed doors, keeping pay guidelines shrouded in mystery. Developers with equal experience, performing at the same level, and huddled around the same table while trying to perfect autonomous ocean to table omakase experiences could receive drastically different pay packages.

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat

TECHNOLOGYREVIEW.COM — Everyone’s heart is different. Like the iris or fingerprint, our unique cardiac signature can be used as a way to tell us apart. Crucially, it can be done from a distance. It’s that last point that has intrigued US Special Forces. Other long-range biometric techniques include gait analysis, which identifies someone by the way he or she walks.

WhatsApp Marketing for Business: A Guide for Getting Started

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social When you think of social media, sites like Facebook and Twitter probably come to mind immediately. But messenger apps have actually caught up to social networks in terms of users. And increasingly messenger apps are being used for marketing. The leader in most of the…

A rare glimpse into the sweeping — and potentially troubling — cloud kitchens trend – TechCrunch

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Independent restaurant owners may be doomed, and perhaps grocery stores, too. Such is the conclusion of a growing chorus of observers who’ve been closely watching a new and powerful trend gain strength: that of cloud kitchens, or fully equipped shared spaces for restaurant owners, most of them quick-serve operations.

How being sad, depressed, and anxious online became trendy

MASHABLE.COM — Social media personas built on the illusion of happy, perfect lives are so tired. In 2019, it’s all about being Sad Online. . “Trendy” emotional distress on social media is part of many must-follow accounts across all platforms. Whether by retweeting the depressing relatability of the So Sad Today Twitter account (at 855,000 followers as of this writing) or commenting the obligatory “same” on a MyTherapistSays Instagram post (currently at 3.6 million).

My six months with $30/month email service Superhuman

TECHCRUNCH.COM — A $30-per-month email service capturing the adoration of investors and founders in Silicon Valley is perhaps an unsurprising story in a subscription-obsessed landscape, yet we’re only now hearing how stealth-y startup Superhuman has captured investor $$$. The New York Times reports that the SF startup closed a $33 million Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz last month, raising at a $260 million valuation.

Twitter has a weird plan for world leaders who break its rules

FASTCOMPANY.COM — Twitter isn’t completely ignoring the problem, though. It just unveiled a new plan that will allow the tweets to remain on the site, but be labeled in such a way as to indicate that the company is fully aware that the tweet violates its terms of service. Those tweets, however, will not be removed because bullying is apparently newsworthy when it’s done by a world leader, and Twitter has long held that such tweets are in the public interest.

How Welshmen went from mining coal to pumping iron

ECONOMIST.COM — RHYS CALLOWAY first went on the juice seven years ago. At 21, he was fit but skinny—football training every day at college had seen to that. He envied the bulging muscles of his mates down the gym, and he knew their secret. To make progress, he needed to pinch the added ingredient of their…

17th-century Tulip Mania is alive and well—on the blockchain

FASTCOMPANY.COM — From one angle, it’s a celebration of the technical genius of the the blockchain itself: “So much of the blockchain world now is just people trying to make a quick buck, and the only really popular use for blockchain is financial speculation, which takes away from the appreciation of the thing itself,” Ridler says.

This 7-Year-Old Makes $22 Million a Year on YouTube. (But Suddenly, That’s a Giant Problem)

INC.COM — It makes him (and his parents) the top (and highest-paid) influencer(on all of YouTube. Now however, it’s also enough to turn him into YouTube’s biggest headache. The reason: Ryan’s Toy Review is being held up now as Exhibit A suggesting that YouTube is violating federal law by collecting private information on users under age 13.

India reportedly wants to build its own WhatsApp for government communications

TECHCRUNCH.COM — India may have plans to follow France’s footsteps in building a chat app and requiring government employees to use it for official communications. The New Delhi government is said to be pondering about the need to have homegrown email and chat apps, local news outlet Economic Times reported on Thursday.

How Social Media Can Help Your Event Marketing Strategy

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Have you ever hosted a party and promoted it on Facebook? That’s social media event marketing, but there’s a lot more to it than getting your friends to click ‘Join.’ Social media is an intrinsic part of how people experience almost every event now, and if you’re a…

14 Social Media Best Practices You Should Follow in 2019

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social So much to do on social media, so little time. And so many ways to do it, too. Some right, some not-so-right. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the following must-follow social media best practices. Bonus: Get the step-by-step social media strategy guide with…

Twitter’s Looking to Emphasize Lists with New, Swipeable Custom Feeds

SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Lists have long been seen as a key, underrated Twitter feature. Twitter lists enable users to create custom feeds based on a specific interest – you simply select the users you want on your list, name it, and away you go. The problem is that lists are not as well-known, or well utilized on the platform, partly because they’re not easy to access quickly.

The changing nature of venture capital

TECHCRUNCH.COM — and Andreesen Horowitz (a16z) recently announced new funds that reinforce the increasing scale of the venture industry. SoftBank announced its intent to raise a second Vision Fund through a public offering, a first for any venture firm. A16z announced two new funds, an early-stage $750 million fund and a growth-stage $2 billion fund.

Facebook’s searchable political ads archive is now global

TECHCRUNCH.COM — has announced it’s rolled out a basic layer of political ads transparency globally, more than a year after launching the publicly searchable ads archive in the US. It is also expanding what it dubs “proactive enforcement” on political ads to countries where elections or regulations are approaching — starting with Ukraine, Singapore, Canada and Argentina.

20+ Creative Social Media Contest Ideas and Examples

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social A little inspiration goes a long way when it comes to brainstorming social media contest ideas. To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve rounded up more than 20 ideas across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snapchat—and even TikTok. And to…

Warren Buffett Says This Is How You Can Instantly Spot a Great Leader

INC.COM — Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, captures the world’s attention with simple wisdom that stretches far beyond wealth and investment. The billionaire’s hiring advice, for example, should be common sense for any organization choosing which leaders it will hire and promote to higher ranks.

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