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- Mar 1 20171 minute
28 | Rewardstyle
RewardStyle is realizing the social media world’s longtime dream of converting influence into e-commerce opportunity. Founder Amber Venz Box has channeled her frustration as a fashion blogger who wanted to make more money into a full suite of back-en
- Oct 30 20161 minute
Where They Hang Out
MOST HOMES DON’T have internet, so teens gravitate to the city’s 35 Wi-Fi hotspots. “Increased access to the internet has changed the ways that Cuban young people forge identities,” says Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, a Cuba scholar at the Institute for Publ
- Mar 1 20171 minute
Which Blind Recruitment Tool Makes Sense For You?
BLENDOOR Like a mash-up of LinkedIn and Tinder, Blendoor scrubs professional profiles of identifying details (photos, names, graduation years) and presents them to recruiters. It recently built a feature allowing employers to anonymize all candidate
- Sep 1 20162 minutes
How to Share Your New Gig
CHANGING JOBS? CONGRATULATIONS. NOW USE THESE ETIQUETTE TIPS TO SPREAD THE WORD WITHOUT MAKING ANY SOCIAL MEDIA STUMBLES.
- Apr 1 20143 minutes
How to Take a Vacation Without Abandoning Your Business
Twenty years after starting 1-800-Got-Junk?, CEO Brian Scudamore took a sabbatical. Confident that his crackerjack COO, who had been on the job for 10 months, would keep things thriving while he was away, Scudamore headed off to cooking school in Ita
- Dec 13 20162 minutes
Why Some People Think A Typo Cost Clinton The Election
A misleading email from a campaign staffer was just one mistake that helped Russian hackers steal data from Democrats.
- Aug 1 20152 minutes
What You Need to Know About POP and IMAP Email Settings
Q: What’s the difference between POP and IMAP email settings, and which will work best for my business?A: There’s only one person who can start off a conversation about email protocols by saying, “When I invented email back in 1978 …,” and that perso
- Oct 10 20161 minute
Why We’re Addicted to Email—and How to Fix It
IN TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD, WE’RE OFTEN expected to be on email at all times. Recent studies show that office workers spend almost a third of their workday reading and responding to messages. This constant connectivity can be harmful: scientists have e
- Oct 1 20163 minutes
Should You Bother With Chatbots?
KATE ROCKWOOD TWO YEARS AGO, artificial intelligence upstart AppZen built a smartphone-based personal assistant for employees submitting expenses, hoping to sell it to enterprise customers. “It could understand what employees typed, extract the info
- Mar 1 20171 minute
19 | Open Whisper Systems For Bringing Secure Communication To The Masses
In an era when email leaks influenced a presidential election and fears of government surveillance are on the rise, even laypeople are starting to take precautions. Open Whisper Systems has no marketing budget and has never placed an ad, but its cons
- Nov 1 20143 minutes
7 Ways to Detox Your Inbox
Let’s start with a pop quiz.Q: Do any of us feel e-mail-deprived?A: Is that a serious question?We need to talk about shedding the excess weight in your corpulent, noxious beast of an inbox.Most business professionals spend 637 hours managing, writing
- Jun 1 20131 minute
Manage Email With a Simple Swipe
"If e-mail was the original online game-changer, it hasn't changed much since," says Gentry Underwood, co-founder and CEO of Mailbox, an app for iOS. "It was remarkable at the time, but it wasn't designed for a world where we're carrying e-mail aroun
- Feb 23 20172 minutes
40% of Online Ads Are Found to Be Overweight and Slow Sites
Ads need to go on a diet.More than 40% of online ads are larger than industry standards, which slows down websites and annoys users with crawling load times, according to a report from Ad Lightning, which works with publishers to monitor ad speed.The
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Sheila Marikar Last year Jen Betts, the president of Pivotal Public Relations, a Los Angeles–based lifestyle PR firm, went back to school—Snapchat school, to be specific. “It was a free class offered by a third party as part of Social Media Week,” s
- Apr 1 20161 minute
How This Company Found the Solution for Its Site's Missing Links
internet marketing 101: If you want a customer to click a link, it better damn work. That’s harder than it sounds. With users all over the world using different browsers and devices, international companies can accidentally route people to the wrong
- Mar 8 20177 minutes
A Behavioral Economist Tries to Fix Email
Inbox maintenance was taking up a lot of Dan Ariely’s time, so he decided to study it as he would anything else.
- Jan 1 20154 minutes
13 Steps to Effective Emails That Don't Suck
Before you hit 'send,' check this list and make sure its a letter customers will want to open.
- Dec 1 20142 minutes
If You Want to Build Good Relationships, Stop Hiding Behind Your Email
There’s probably a good reason that late-night e-mail rant to a vendor backfired. When it comes to tough discussions, businesspeople need to stop texting and e-mailing and start talking, says Susan Pinker, a developmental psychologist and author of t
- Sep 26 20162 minutes
The Browns Know a Lot About Their Fans
From where they live to how they watch and what they buy | “The goal is to unify all the breadcrumbs”
- Aug 1 20161 minute
Messaging Services Are Generating Some of Tech’s Most Exciting New Ideas
SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN THE 1980S, TEXT messaging hasn’t changed much. Sure, over the years, smartphone messages got longer and added photos, videos and emojis, but their purpose—concise communication—stayed more or less static. Lately, the technolog
- Mar 1 20141 minute
How Often Should I Update My Website?
Q: How often should I update my website? A: I take it your question is rooted in the buzz over how best to boost your search engine ranking. It's true that a steady stream of new posts and content can attract links from other websites and boost your
- Jun 1 20131 minute
How a Study Abroad Program Led 2 College Entrepreneurs to a New Idea in Social Networking
SociaLink is an app that uses Bluetooth for instant, in-person connections on multiple social networks simultaneously.
- Mar 7 20173 minutes
Should Journalists Be More Cautious of WikiLeaks?
Since around the time of the presidential election in November, the U.S. media has taken a hard look at its tumultuous love affair with WikiLeaks. News organizations had lapped up the documents that the site was churning out: first, thousands of emai
- Jun 24 20164 minutes
Why Won’t This Inspirational Email Chain Letter Leave Me Alone?
A few times each year, a particular chain letter pops up in my inbox. “We’re starting a collective, constructive, and hopefully uplifting exchange,” it starts, exhorting me to send a “favorite text / verse / meditation” to a previous participant in t
- Mar 23 20171 minute
Save Hundreds On An Expert Education In Full-stack Development
Stack Commerce Name your price for over 122 hours of premium instruction Full stack developers are some of the best programmers in the world: these masters of code can churn out both solid front-end design and complex back-end work with ease. The Ful
- Feb 27 20173 minutes
Wikipedia Bots Spent Years Fighting Silent, Tiny Battles With Each Other
Wikimedia Commons They've got the whole (Wikipedia) world in their hands. Bots waging war for years on end, silently and endlessly arguing over tiny details on Wikipedia is, let’s be honest, pretty funny. Automatons with vendettas against each other?
- Mar 1 20131 minute
What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?
What It Is San Francisco-based Storenvy is a mashup of two online platforms: an easy-to-use storefront and a social media network. The retail component is a boutique populated by roughly 26,000 artists and manufacturers selling their clothing, housew
- Jun 10 20133 minutes
The Uncertainty Baked Into NSA Surveillance—and the Internet
Over the weekend, more details emerged about the U.S. federal government’s no-longer-secret digital-surveillance program code-named PRISM. The project gave the National Security Agency (NSA) and other agencies unprecedented access to data, like email