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How Restaurants Can Use Social Media Effectively

A question for you: why has the McDonald’s corporation been able to sustain dominance in the restaurant world for so many decades on end? Is it because they serve the best food? The answer to that should be an obvious “Not even close”. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who would choose a McDonald’s burger over any other burger given the side-by-side choice.

Darth Vader Japanese Dress

35 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

Come to the Dark Side because we have flowers. The Dark Lord of the Sith never seemed like a floral type of guy but the Darth Vader Japanese Dress proves us wrong. Turns out that even someone who dresses in head-to-toe black appreciates a little color every now and then. The 96% Polyester / 4% […]

The Inbound Marketer vs. The Outbound Marketer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Unlike the old, Outbound style of marketing, which involves buying advertising, cold calling, and hoping for leads, Inbound Marketing focuses on creating quality content that attracts qualified prospects towards your brand, products, and services. Let’s take a closer look at the major differences between the Inbound & the Outbound Marketer.

27 of the best Chrome extensions you should check out today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the most useful extensions for Google’s Chrome browser. Show More Summary

Website Downtime Survival: 4 Negative Impacts of Website Downtime to Businesses

There are a number of reasons why websites suffer downtime. The server may be experiencing systems overload, hardware malfunctions or data center issues. It may be DNS-related like the DNS address may have been wrongly encoded or the domain name has already expired.

World’s Largest Apple Store Rumored to Be Built in Dubai

There are consumer electronic stores. And then there are Apple Stores. Even non-Apple enthusiasts are drawn to these Apple Stores, not only because of the name, but due to design, among other things. And, we have to admit, Apple Stores have their own unique touch. Show More Summary

Daily Report: Steve Ballmer Resigns From Board of Microsoft

41 minutes agoTechnology : Bits

The tech company’s former chief executive said new responsibilities, including ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, have made him too busy to serve.

Crystal Clear Photo Of The Fiery Re-Entry And Destruction Of A Spaceship

Briefly: German astronaut Alexander Gerst took this crystal clear photo of the Cygnus-class resupply ship Janice Voss entering the Earth’s atmosphere on August 17. I wish they could attach a thermal-safe pod with a camera inside to send along these ships — I want see video of the re-entry from a close distance. More »      

Movie Boss Avoids Copyright Q&A to Avoid Piracy “Crazies”

A public discussion forum centered on new copyright proposals will go ahead without Australia's main Hollywood-affiliated studio. In an email just made public, Village Roadshow Co-CEO Graham Burke said his company would be boycotting the event due to it being dominated by "crazies" with a pro-piracy agenda. Show More Summary

Secret may be banned in Brazil over anonymity, after judge grants preliminary injunction

48 minutes agoTechnology : GigaOM

The injunction orders Apple, Google and Microsoft to not only remove Secret (or a Secret client, in Microsoft's case) from their app stores, but also to remotely wipe it from citizens' handsets. Secret may be banned in Brazil over anonymity, after judge grants preliminary injunction originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

User-created stickers on Line have racked up $12 million in sales over the first three months

The cutesy stickers that messaging app Line is famous for are not just popular — they help to rake in the money. After all, Line makes over $10 million a month just from selling stickers. Line further rode on the potential of stickers...Show More Summary

Heartbleed blamed for Chinese theft of 4.5 million health records

54 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Yesterday, Community Health Systems announced that Chinese hackers had managed to steal the healthcare records of 4.5 million of its customers. Now, security firm TrustedSec is claiming that the reason the information was swiped was because of the...

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Today (TWTR, AAPL, CSCO, MSFT)

Good morning! It will be in the low 80s and sunny here in New York. Let's look at the news of the day: Uber hired former the former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe to run its own "campaign." Uber's CEO has said that he thinks of what he's doing as a political fight against the taxi regulators. Show More Summary

7 Neglected Emoji, and How You Can Use Them

58 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

Far away from our beloved smiley faces, hearts and various anthropomorphic cats are those other emoji — hidden away in the obscure pages of useless keyboards. Neither their meaning nor purpose is clear at first glance, and their lack...Show More Summary

MSI Z97 Guard-Pro Review: Entry Level Z97 at $110

Next in our recent run of lower cost motherboards is the MSI Z97 Guard-Pro, a motherboard that MSI billed to me as one suited for the overclockable Pentium G3258 on a budget. At $110, we see if it differs much from the more expensive options on the market.

Four short links: 20 August 2014

Machine Learning for Plant Properties — startup building database of plant genomics, properties, research, etc. for mining. The more familiar you are with your data and its meaning, the better your machine learning will be at suggesting fruitful lines of …

This Is How Astronauts Release Nanosatellites Into Space

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is Oleg Artemyev. In his hand is a tiny satellite, known as a nanosatellite, called Chasqui 1—and he's about to throw it into the wilds of space. Read more...

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