I can imagine the scene that must have unfolded at IBM leading up to last week.One sure to lure women closer to the brand.A fun, IBM-hosted hackathon that would boost the image of the company — nay, the tech industry as a whole — as a female-friendly space.This is a good idea that we should pursue.On December 6, 2015 — in a tweet that s since been deleted — IBM shared a link to the page to its at the time 265,000 followers.Second, HackaHairdryer touched a hot issue: women in tech.
Easy tiger ... the Kellogg s mascot has had a tough few days on Twitter.If you think your Thursday was bad, just bear this in mind: someone woke up, went to their job where they pretend to be Kellogg s Frosties mascot Tony the Tiger on the internet, and had to ask people to stop sending them anthropomorphic animal porn.The clearly heartfelt plea to keep things gr-r-reat came about after an emotional few days for the furry community on Twitter.The definition of the term furry is contested, even among furries themselves, but it usually refers to the fandom of people who identify with, roleplay as, and usually wear fursuits to mimic, anthropomorphised cartoon animals.Basically, if the suave Disney version of Robin Hood – who is a literal fox – spoke to you on a romantic level, you may appreciate where they re coming from.Of course, as an anthropomorphised cartoon animal, Tony the Tiger is the daddy of all furries, and so there s a fair amount of artwork featuring him.
We can t resist the good ones.That s what the phrase storytelling marketing is getting at—a story-focused approach to your marketing and brand building.So keep reading to see what Apple, Airbnb, John Deere, and….wait for it….Jell-O can teach us about storytelling marketing and building a brand.Apple was destined to make it onto this list.With this page, Apple is providing a platform for their customers to tell the brand s story, a technique that can produce the most authentic and engaging results.I will say that this site has some big UX issues, which is uncharacteristic of Apple, but I love the idea.
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Fang Binxing was forced to use a VPN to circumvent the Great Firewall of China Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty ImagesThe Father of China s internet censorship infrastructure, known as the Great Firewall of China, has been caught having to circumvent his own creation after attempting to display a website during a talk at the Harbin Institute of Technology in the Heilongjiang province of China.According to local reports, Fang Binxing attempted to display a South Korea website, which he said showed the views of South Koreans attempting to build similar infrastructure to China s firewall, but was blocked by said censorship system.Fang then had to resort to setting up a virtual private network VPN to circumvent the censorship, in full view of the lecture attendees, to display the site.Using VPNs to effectively make a tunnel through the Great Firewall of China to the outside internet world is a common, but frowned upon, practice used by many within China wishing to access western sites such as Facebook and Twitter.The UK also operates a system of censorship through court-ordered blocks of piracy sites by internet service providers, including the notorious Pirate Bay, which requires users to employ similar techniques such as VPNs to access.
Are you looking for a better way to manage multiple profiles?Once you log in, in the top right corner you can add accounts and choose which updates to post.You can connect your Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google , and Tumblr accounts.You can use Buffer for free with limited features.At the very top, five tabs help focus your social media management.Upgrading your account unlocks access to features that will additionally boost your social media marketing efficiency and results.
According to Google, the focus is on simplicity and the app should be reliable and fun to use. Video calls takes a maximum of 720p, and one of the subtleties called Knock knock. Recent articles on GOOGLE IO 2016 Visit Androidarkivet 1 We were the unable to load Disqus. 6 comments Comments Community Swedroid Sign in Forums Disqus Facebook Twitter Google Recommend Recommended Discussion Recommended! I'd rather post as a guest mortuus • 4 hours ago what's the point? Then you useless sight I would say .. Read more 0 • Swear • Share Twitter Facebook Link Show more comments Powered by Disqus Subscribe Add Disqus to your site Add Disqus Add Secrecy
Closing the gap between what Apple's iPad offers for content-creators looking to replace their laptop with a tablet, Android N's ability to show two apps on-screen simultaneously will bring a new degree of usability for hybrids like Google's own Pixel C. Meanwhile, there'll be changes to how notifications are managed in Android N too.On Android N tablets, there'll be the ability to float a second window - picture-in-picture style - so that you can carry on watching a video, holding a video call, or monitoring Twitter while simultaneously doing something else on your slate.Unlike Apple's iOS, however, multi-window won't be limited to tablets, and will instead be supported on phones.You'll be able to split the screen in two - the line runs across the center of the screen when you're holding it in portrait orientation - and then pick from other apps to have displayed at the same time.For notifications, meanwhile, there'll be more granular control over what shows up in your status bar.Tablets running Android have, though often equipped with keyboard, struggled when it comes to multitasking in comparison.
View photosMoreF33a316a694247ea8676f11886468e32The next-generation Android N mobile software needs a name, and Google wants you to help.Google announced Wednesday that it's calling upon the world to help them name Android N, which you can do on its website.Each Android release has a name that follows the last one alphabetically, and they all are named after desserts.The last two Android versions were named Lollipop and Marshmallow.So Google wants you to hop on the website and give them your best dessert suggestion starting with N. Our favorites right now are Neapolitan, Nougat, Nerds and Nutmeg because mm .Not surprisingly, Twitter users had a bit to say about the topic.
Mexico, home to the world's second-largest Catholic population,  has proposed legalizing gay marriage.President Enrique Peña Nieto said he would seek to add same-sex marriage provisions to Mexico's constitution and the national civil code.2.ISIS is recruiting on dating websites, in addition to platforms like Twitter and messaging app Telegram.Shocking photos show Kenyan police brutally beating protesters in central Nairobi.Google on Wednesday kicks off its biggest event of the year, a three-day long developers' conference near its headquarters in Mountain View, California.And finally ...A mommy blogger confesses that most of her stuff is "fake nonsense" and the mommy blogging industry is 'b------t.' NOW WATCH: How one simple mistake cost 'Real Housewives' superstar Bethenny Frankel millionsLoading video...
Twitter is no longer in future web-links or images in its 140 character limit, writes Bloomberg. They have spent a lot of time to shape tviitit so that they can be included in the link or image. Although Twitter, automatically shorten links, they wasted up to 23 characters. Twitter 140 character limit has been a sensitive issue. When in January it was reported that Twitter is considering scrapping the entire border, many Twitter users revolted and claimed that the quality of its "unique" service collapse. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was forced to promise that the border will not disappear.
Twitter is no longer in future web-links or images in its 140 character limit, writes Bloomberg. They have spent a lot of time to shape tviitit so that they can be included in the link or image. Although Twitter, automatically shorten links, they wasted up to 23 characters. Twitter 140 character limit has been a sensitive issue. When in January it was reported that Twitter is considering scrapping the entire border, many Twitter users revolted and claimed that the quality of its "unique" service collapse. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was forced to promise that the border will not disappear.
Chinese mobile dating app Tantan has raised a $32 million USD series C funding from a group of investors, including LB Investment, Vision Capital 元璟资本 , and DST Global.The latter is headed by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, whose investment portfolio includes big name tech companies, including Didi Chuxing, Xiaomi, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter.After this round of funding, we plan to continue focusing on user pain points, improving daily usage, and consolidating our position in the social application industry, a PR spokesperson from Tantan told TechNode.Well this looks familiar…The company claims to have 2.5 million active users, about 80% of which are part of China s post-90 s generation.According to Chinese media, the male-to-female ratio on Tantan s app is 6:4.Founded in 2014, the Chinese app is almost identical to Tinder, down to its UI which lets users swipe left and right for potential matches.In 2015, the Beijing-based company came under fire when multiple security risks in the app were revealed by Hong Kong-based entrepreneur, Larry Salibra.By reverse-engineering the Chinese app, Mr. Salibra discovered that sensitive user data, including passwords and telephone numbers, were not encrypted and vulnerable to hackers.
This time the company has experienced a Partial Inability to Support Optimal Performance PITSTOP of its email systems and of some servers.Our teams are continuing to work incredibly hard to restore those services still [email protected] purdie Hi Fraser, yes all emails will be delivered as soon as issues are resolved.— 123-reg @123reg May 17, 2016El Reg reader Dave wrote about the new PITSTOPs said I vave never had the pleasure of working with such an incompetent shower in my life and that is REALLY saying something .Dave's ire is likely due to the fact this is 123-Reg's second incident in a month.In April, the company managed to lose tens of virtual servers, leaving customers without backup and with only an offer of six months free hosting as comfort.
For a glimpse at the future of all things Google, you can stream the event live via the video below and on Google s event site.Follow along with us during I/O on Twitter @VentureBeat when Google CEO Sundar Pichai takes the stage at 10 a.m. PDT 1 p.m. EDT .you should follow them, too!The company already released two developer previews of the OS over the last few months this is unusually early for Google , revealing some of the new features planned, like notification improvements, split-screen modes, launcher shortcuts, and a new 3D rendering API.Android VR: After toying with Cardboard for ages — an entertaining, but so-far super low-quality VR experience when compared to its pricer counterparts — Google s rumored Android VR could shake up the industry in a big way, if it ends up being announced today.In an interview earlier this month, Google s head of VR, Clay Bavor, teased the company s next steps:Android VR could end up being a platform, headset, or both.And a few days ago, a placeholder on Google s developer site seemed to officially confirm Android VR s existence.Android Wear: As TechCrunch pointed out, there s an entire panel at I/O dedicated to What s new in Android Wear, Google s smartwatch OS.So far the OS has not blown us away.Project Chirp: Google may be working on its answer to Echo, the surprisingly well-received speaker box that ships with Amazon s personal assistant, Alexa Alexa is like Apple s Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft s Cortana .So far the New York Times, Recode, and the Information have all reported on various aspects of alleged product, which may be a reaction to the Echo s early success though Amazon won t share how many Echoes it s sold .Other stuff: More fun rumors and reports include a big update to Project Tango, signs of Android and Chrome OS convergence, some sort of update to Android Pay, and maybe even something in the realm of messaging and chatbots.
Credit: Derek WalterIf you re not one of the lucky few who gets to attend Google I/O this week, don't despair.The keynote will be streamed live, and we were kind enough to embed the video stream below.If you want to really get crazy, you can slap on a pair of Cardboard goggles as the event will be shot in 360-degree video.Many of the other events and developer sessions will be live streamed from the official I/O site.Sessions include What s New in Android, Introducing Project Tango Area Learning, and Android Auto: The Road Ahead.Better yet, Greenbot is on the ground here at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, so follow us here and on Twitter to get live updates throughout Google I/O.
From Marketing Land:Data provider Acxiom opens up its turnkey marketing analytics environmentMay 17, 2016 by Barry LevineCalled Acxiom Marketing Analytics Environment or AMAE, it offers the first full integration of the company s 2014 LiveRamp acquisition.9 reasons you should attend SocialPro in Seattle this JuneMay 17, 2016 by Marketing LandAre you a professional social media marketer focused on driving results for your company or clients?Botnet hijacks search results to siphon Google AdSense for Search revenueMay 17, 2016 by Ginny MarvinThe click-fraud botnet Redirector.Paco has infected nearly 1 million computers worldwide since 2014, according to researchers.Email provider Bluecore, UGC platform Olapic team up to use consumers photos in marketing emailsMay 17, 2016 by Barry LevineThe collaboration points to the growing incorporation of user content into more marketing channels.Google launches their new mobile-friendly testing toolMay 17, 2016 by Barry SchwartzGoogle revamped the mobile-friendly testing tool after its launch back in November 2014.The Biggest Mistakes in Usability Testing, www.uxmatters.comAmazon Wants Alexa to Take Control of Your Smart Home, www.wsj.comConnexity, Inc. Launches Enhanced AudienceView, connexity.comFirst Intentionally-Initiated Out-of-Stream Format Displays Both Direct Response and Engagement Ad Creative, www.vibrantmedia.comLatest Hootsuite App Dynamically Manages Social Between Desktop and Mobile, hootsuite.comMavrck Launches Beta Program for Pinterest Influencer Activation Engine, www.mavrck.coNetLine Advances with Account-Based Marketing Platform Powered by First-Party Intent Data, www.prnewswire.comProgress Announces New Digital Transformation Solutions to Combat Digital Denial, www.businesswire.comFive Questions You Need to Ask Before Purchasing New Technology, www.marketingprofs.com30 Practical Tips for Producing Great Facebook Live Videos, www.problogger.net5 Best Practices to Consider Before You Use Livestreaming Video, blogs.constantcontact.comTwitter is testing a Periscope live-streaming button inside its mobile apps, techcrunch.com
Seriously, look at this thing:A photo posted by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson @thorbjornsson  on Apr 17, 2016 at 1:27pm PDTHis name is Ástríkur, and the pup even has its own Instagram page under the handle @asterix astrikur.Scattered among his Instagram videos of weightlifting at the gym are cute snippets of Ástríkur and Björnsson out for daily walks and runs.You can barely spot the puppy among the similarly colored grass, but just look at this adorable workout:Björnsson captioned the video: "The most cardio I've done in years!!Björnsson refers to himself as Obelix, the fictional pal to Asterix.You can follow both Björnsson and Ástríkur on Instagram at @thorbjornsson and @asterix astrikur.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.More from Tech Insider:The nation's top spy says hackers are spying on presidential candidatesThis wearable exoskeleton could one day turn your grandparents into cyborgsA new trailer for the 'Ghostbusters' reboot is here and it's much better than the firstSunday s 'Game of Thrones' director was surprised by fan reactions to this brief character interaction14 Stanford students reveal their ultimate dream jobsNOW WATCH: The Mountain from 'Game of Thrones' follows an insane meat and egg fueled dietLoading video...
Stop using switches, we are well no animals either? With a Knocki on any surface in your home, you can tap on the wall to turn the lights on, change the channel or snooze a little longer. Shut up and take my money, seems to be the instinctive reaction on Kickstarter. In one hour drug Knocki their demanded 35 000 dollars, and less than a day later, the figure has multiplied. Knocki is a small box that can be attached to any surface and can be programmed to recognize up to ten different tapping patterns. Play Replay with sound Play with Sound 00:00 00:00 Kickstarter Alert icon arrow down icon arrow-left icon arrow-right icon arrow-thin-left icon arrow-thin-right icon arrow-up icon backer badge icon bar-chart icon bell icon bookmark icon fire-assets icon calendar icon cart icon chat icon check icon clipboard icon clock icon close icon closed-caption icon Compose icon conversion icon Direct-left icon direct-right icon Direct-up icon download icon drop-down icon embed icon expand icon facebook-box icon facebook icon flag icon globe icon grid icon heart icon help icon image icon info icon instagram icon kickstarter circle icon kickstarter icon leaf icon link icon location pin icon lock icon mail icon menu icon Move icon music icon Pause icon pin icon pinterest icon play icon plus-circle icon plus icon report icon ribbon icon Search icon share icon star icon stop icon while icon thumbs-up icon tools icon trash icon tumblr icon twitter icon unlink icon user icon video icon view-all icon vine icon volume-up icon volume icon write icon youtube icon
The most productive people on Earth aren t superheroes.They have the same amount of hours in their day as you do, and often find ways to work far fewer hours, too.When I was struggling to stay on top of my new responsibilities, I was asking the same question.Over time, I discovered task management techniques, to-do list apps and how to stay off Twitter to focus on work that matters.
We currently write about everything to do with customer support and also some hiring topics.Our target customers are owners of small iOS and Windows software startups that are looking to scale up with our services.My question is should I be interacting and reaching out to influencers of the "call center" and "customer services" niches OR should I expand content to reach out to a wider audience?such as startup growth tips, etc.Little more info about what I'm currently doing: Currently growing twitter following by retweeting and interacting with influencers of above niches.Thanks for reading guys, any marketing advice helpful for my niche would be greatly appreciated!
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