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Platform Shaming: No, It's Not Twitter's Fault

In the marketing, PR and communications field, we (well, the smart ones at least) take great care to remember that what we do – and what happens – both good and bad, is rarely if ever the fault of the communications platform. Generally, the culprit our hero is sound communications strategy supported by a legitimately good product or service.

The PowerUp 3.0 Gives You Flight Control over a Paper Plane

I love paper planes. If you’re half as geeky as me you probably have gone through a significant amount of paper making the best plane that you can at some point. The best I ever did…

The rise of the robotic servant

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Chores are the bane of domesticity. Dull and repetitive tasks have already been farmed out to robots in industrial workplaces, so why not our homes, too? On a small scale, they've already arrived, just not quite in the way film and TV promised. For...

The Anatomy Of A Perfect SEO-Optimized Blog Post [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you want to rank higher in Google search results? Are you wondering how to make your website more appealing and Google friendly? Wonder no more! This infographic proposes 11 tips on how to make your blog posts search-engine-frien...

Crowdsourced War

8 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Roughly 5,000 gallons of blood has been spilled in Eastern Ukraine, if the United Nation’s estimates that at least 4,000 have perished are any indication. Much of this bloodbath was avoidable; in fact, in 90 percent of potentially survivable battlefield mortalities, uncontrollable bleeding was the top cause of death, the U.S. Show More Summary

Down the Rabbit Hole of STM32 Clock Options

Once you venture beyond the tame, comfortable walls of the 8-bit microcontroller world it can feel like you’re stuck in the jungle with a lot of unknown and oft scary hazards jut waiting to pounce. But the truth is that your horizons have expanded exponentially with the acceptable trade-off of increased complexity. Show More Summary

Village bans pit bulls and Rottweilers, announces it will impound family pets Dec. 1

A village in Louisiana has taken the step of banning residents from owning pit bulls and Rottweilers. And that doesn't just mean banning new dog purchases — Moreauville, Louisiana, announced it will impound dogs from any households that have not gotten rid of the animals by Dec. Show More Summary

Could Your Business Survive Without Your Name?

My husband and I have a joke that if I every destroy my online credibility and I need to hide out I can always use my married name. Combine my married last name and a different first name and I could easily disappear. I have no desire to do this, my name, such as it is, still has value to me.

8 Tips For Taking on Black Friday This Year

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Black Friday (Thursday?) is quickly approaching, and whether you see it as a daylong spend-a-thon or a blight on American consumer culture, the fact remains—it can be crazy out there. Read more...

Best deals of the week: Sleek Panther Drone, NYOP Learn to Code Bundle, more [Deals]

Killer deals on ultra cool stuff is what Cult of Mac Deals is all about. Today we feature four of the best deals that were offered this week. Each is available for a limited time only, so act now before you miss … Read more ›

U.K. Looks to Keep Records on Internet Users

The U.K. government could soon require Internet service companies to keep records to identify people using a particular phone or computer and hand them over to the police upon request.

The guy who accused Sarah Lacy of “playing victim” over Uber forgot to disclose he’s “bros” with the company’s two most senior execs

9 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Ordinarily, guns don’t make me feel relaxed. This past Wednesday, however, as I waited in a glass-walled conference room for Sarah Lacy to finish an interview with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang about Uber’s plan to smear her and other journalists,...Show More Summary

IBM is moving fast in cloud but is it fast enough to matter?

9 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

IBM's putting on a charm offensive to win startups over to its cloud portfolio and SoftLayer's bare metal options continue to appeal. But it still has a long, hard slog to…

Facebook’s Feed Tinkering, The Social Experiment That Foreshadowed Tsu

Who remembers Facebook’s social experiment this past March, when Facebook manipulated the data seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine their emotional outlook. In fact the techie scientists at Facebook actually published heir...Show More Summary

YouTube fashion and beauty vloggers are getting their own reality show

Are you ready to follow the real-life drama of YouTube's most fashionable?

21 DIY holiday gifts that anyone would love

Macaroni art cards and itchy sweaters are not on the list this year. You don't have to be a big spender this holiday season to give your friends and family amazing gifts. The best part of giving someone a present is knowing that they're...Show More Summary

Monument Valley Forgotten Shores: Levels 1-4 walkthrough

In Monument Valley, you're tasked with guiding Ida, the silent princess, through strange and beautiful lands by solving challenging puzzles. The new expansion pack, Forgotten Shores features seven brand new appendixes for you to explore and work your way through. Show More Summary

Paris looks to a future without love locks

Paris is slowly, oh-so-slowly, moving toward a love lock-free future. Attaching a padlock, or a "love lock," to the bridges over the Seine as a symbol of one's love has become popular in the City of Light. The trend has been encouraged...Show More Summary

Katy Perry Blasts Paparazzi On Twitter

Katy Perry isn’t a big fan of the paparazzi. The singer was in Australia this week when she was reportedly hounded by a few photographers. According to Perry, she asked the photographers several times to leave her alone but they continued to follower her around the beach. — KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 22, 2014 […]

Microsoft plays nice with Docker while Azure takes a hit

9 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

While many tech enthusiasts may still be reeling from last week’s wave of Amazon-related cloud announcements, this week showed that Amazon isn’t the only company making big cloud news.

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