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FEATURED ARTICLE — July 25th, 2016

eBay and Google Team Up: How it Impacts You

“Initially, AMP was primarily tuned for publishing-based content, but it has much promise in the ecommerce world.”

— Senthil Padmanabhan, principal Web engineer at eBay

Several years before Amazon.com came into existence, eBay was the premier eCommerce platform for sellers of just about anything. Since Amazon’s rise to complete ubiquity and digital retail dominance, however, eBay has been playing second fiddle. Things have not been looking too optimistic over at the eCommerce website — earlier this year the company’s stock fell a full 13 percent after publishing its disappointing fourth quarter 2015 results. Despite recent struggles, eBay is far from throwing in the towel. At the end of June, the company announced that it would team up with one of the most powerful
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BREAKING NEWS

All 2017 model-year Ford cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles to offer available SYNC® 3 voice-activated communications and entertainment system with popular smartphone integrations.

CarPlay, Android Auto Coming to all 2017 Ford Vehicles

Every 2017 Ford vehicle that rolls off the lot in the U.S. next year will be ready for deep integration with your Smartphone. Android Auto is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google. Ford cars, trucks and SUVs will be… Read More
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Verizon to Purchase Yahoo’s Internet Division in $4.83B All-Cash Deal

The race to acquire Yahoo is over and wireless giant Verizon is the winner. The company has agreed to acquire Yahoo’s Internet business for $4.83 billion in cash, an investment in Verizon’s digital advertising and media business. The purchase comes… Read More
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Prisma Comes to Android

Prisma, the app that turns ordinary photographs into art, is now available on Google’s Play Store. The free app, which is now available after a short beta period, offers a large number of filters for that just-right arty look. “Prisma transforms… Read More

Technology News

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FCC Pushing Telecoms to Provide Robocall Blocking Technology

The Federal Communications Commission is turning up the heat on telephone companies that have yet to get onboard with the implementation of robocall blocking technology. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has fired off admonishing letters to the CEOs of major… Read More
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The Positive Side of Cellphone Spying

Usually, when we talk about anything related to spying it brings a negative image to our mind. The fact is, there are a lot of positive things being done through cellphone spying or, should we say, tracking and monitoring. Yes there are concerns over… Read More
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Overall Smartwatch Sales Drop 32 Percent, Apple Watch Down 55 Percent

Smartwatch sales are on the decline. Samsung Gear S2 The Smartwatch market saw a 32 percent decline year-over-year while sales of the Apple Watch, specifically, have plummeted 55 percent. Despite its dismal sales, Apple Watch is still at the top of the… Read More

SEO News

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Why Tech Companies Should Switch to Inbound Marketing

My friend often says, “I love technology – you can sell it to anyone.” Technology has, over the past two decades, become the backbone of every industry, from agriculture to energy, from manufacturing to retail and from consumer goods to financial… Read More
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5 Crucial SEO Strategies for Small Businesses

Small business owners simply cannot afford not to practice a solid search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. The time to apply SEO is always now; businesses and brands that leave this important task for later will see their competitors getting quickly… Read More
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10 SEO Mistakes You Should Not Be Making

SEO or search engine optimization is the process in which you make your site more easily read by the search engine spiders, thus giving it more visibility and higher search engine rankings. The higher your rankings, the more searches your site will be… Read More

Social Media News

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A Publisher’s Guide to Facebook’s News Feed Updates

By now, many of you will have read about Facebook’s news feed updates, which were made public today. As well as listing ‘News Feed Values‘, there was also some news for publishers about how content is to be displayed in the news feed. These updates… Read More
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Facebook Successfully Tests Full-Scale Unmanned Drone

Facebook is celebrating the first flight of Aquila, the social network’s massive unmanned drone. Facebook’s Aquila drone. Until now, the company had been testing a much smaller version of the drone. But Thursday, the real Aquila, which has a wingspan… Read More
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Facebook Updates Boost Awareness and Sales

“Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.”  – Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook Facebook is constantly improving on its platform by updating its algorithms, supplying new and exciting… Read More

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Business & Marketing News

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Improving Digital Marketing Strategies by Setting the Right Goals

Digital marketing is key to most marketing plans, no matter what your business. A lot of people use strategy and goals interchangeably, however, they’re not the same. A goal is a measurable result you hope to achieve. A strategy is the plan of action… Read More
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Ways Hosted PBX Can Create Blockbuster Sales

Today’s rapidly transforming business environment in this digital age demands customers, clients and business leaders learn and adapt with different ways to collaborate and communicate. To serve this purpose, a variety of Web-based tools and applications… Read More
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7 Marketing Podcasts You Should Add to Your Playlist

Subscribing to podcasts is almost the same as subscribing to blogs. In fact, podcasts are often distributed through a blog on topic such as marketing, SEO or others. Podcasts are really popular right now and do a great job of storytelling. They are also… Read More

Other News

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Snowden Partners With Hacker to Design iPhone Case That Detects Spying

National Security Agency whistleblower and fugitive Edward Snowden is getting into the hardware business. Snowden, who has received asylum in Russia, has teamed up with American hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to design an iPhone case that… Read More
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Current Trends in Mobile Technology and Usage

There is no denying the dominance of Smartphones in modern society, especially among young users. Since mobile phones are now fitted with functions that are equivalent to the capabilities of a computer, more and more people are taking advantage of the… Read More
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Reveals New Master Plan

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has released the second phase of his master plan — one decade after the first phase was released. Dubbed Part Deux, the plan talks about a combined Tesla and SolarCity, which the electric car company made a $2.86-billion all-shares… Read More

PRESS RELEASES

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3 Initiatives to Improve Website Traffic with Thought Leadership

E-mail marketing, social media marketing, PPC advertising, the list goes on and on. Ultimately, the objective of all digital marketing tactics is to drive users to a brand’s website and convert them into loyal customers. Companies that implement digital… Read More
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Gone in 60 seconds: Brits’ Patience With Technology Lasts Just 60 Seconds

Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK – Brits’ patience with technology lasts 60 seconds on average before we lose our temper, according to new research from Crucial, the memory and storage experts. Crucial surveyed 2,000 Brits and revealed that slow technology… Read More
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FlexJobs Announces Top 35 Companies Hiring for Part-Time Remote Jobs

Boulder, CO, July 12, 2016—Nearly one in five workers work part-time in the U.S. and part-time work is expected to rise to 40 percent by 2020. To help job seekers interested in finding part-time remote jobs, today FlexJobs released a list of the Top… Read More

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