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College students trust Snapchat despite hack, study says

Snapchat may have security vulnerabilities but that's not deterring one of the app's biggest demographics: college students. A new study found that most students still trust the service and haven't changed their use of the app sinceShow More Summary

4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your First Employee

The decision to hire an employee is tough for many entrepreneurs, particularly freelancers and founders committed to bootstrapping their business to profitability. There’s no doubt that working as a lone wolf has some advantages. You can set your own schedule, without worrying about how to keep someone else busy. Show More Summary

Moby mourns the loss of the 'old' New York

Richard Melville Hall, more commonly known as Moby, has a lot of musical accomplishments under his belt. He's one of only a handful credited with popularizing electro in the 1990s, he's sung with Bowie, he's made a James Bond theme song — the list goes on. Show More Summary

Wearables, including Google Glass, must be put away in cinemas

Bad news for those of you who’ve decided to sport your Google Glass everywhere you go. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners have updated their anti-piracy policy. It reads, in part,...Show More Summary

10 Perfect Examples of Content Marketing

The motto of content marketing is to create and distribute content that is consistent, relevant and valuable to an audience. The aim is not solely to ramp up the sales or social shares but to build brand name, create sharable visuals, provide great content and create value. Show More Summary

How to Staff a Star Social Support Team

As you step inside any contact center or meet with any support manager, there is always one common theme: staffing. It is no secret that social has completely changed the way companies staff support teams. Understanding how social has...Show More Summary

Trick or Truth? The Social Media Space

The Social Media space understandably generates a lot of buzz. There are a lot of opinions about what it’s all about and with that come many misconceptions. I would like to share some of those misconceptions with you here.In keepingShow More Summary

Social Startups: Spot.IM Frees Website Owners from External Social Platforms

“While existing social networks provide an effective way for publishers to reach new users and drive traffic to their website, Spot.IM gives site owners the ability to keep those users, and the conversation they have, in the place where...Show More Summary

Brands: Don't Be Afraid to Market Sideways

Brands! Stop leading with your features and benefits. Ask yourself this instead: How can I help?Jay Baer challenged all the marketers and brand managers gathered for the digiSTORY 2014 conference to tell stories that matter. “Marketing...Show More Summary

Hotels.com Busted for Buying Links, Offers Weak Apology

As is true of so many things in life, the big boys have it a whole lot easier than the rest of us. Fishing for backlinks in exchange for money can be risky (not to mention deeply unethical), but that didn’t stop Hotels.com, an Expedia...Show More Summary

Inviting Your Audience Through Social Media

A competitive edge is always a necessity to stay ahead of your competitors and also to expand your markets by increasing the number of potential buyers and converting them into leads. Internet has indeed expanded the scope of marketing...Show More Summary

5 DIY and safe hangover cures to try this weekend

You can run, but you can't hide from a hangover. Damn if we haven't tried Everyone has a remedy they swear works for them, from chewing garlic, to rubbing a lemon on your armpit, to drinking more (a.k.a. the hair of the dog) Though there's...Show More Summary

What you need to know about the government getting your metadata

SYDNEY — Since the terror alert was raised to high in September, the Australian Government has been very busy. Tony Abbott’s government has pushed through a number of changes that affect your privacy and life online. First the government...Show More Summary

WHO says Ebola epidemic in Liberia may be slowing down

The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over. The disease is still raging in parts of Sierra Leone and there is still a risk that the decline in Liberia won't be sustained, Dr. Show More Summary

Sales Enablement Will Be the Next Big Craze in Content Marketing

In content marketing, we spend a lot of time talking about brand marketing efforts, feeding funnels, targeted outreach, increased traffic, storytelling, authenticity, engagement, blogs and videos and how all of these things serve our prospective and current customers. Show More Summary

What Google’s Recent Algorithm Updates Mean for Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you are a small business owner who finds Google's alliterative algorithms Penguin and Panda to be intimidating territory, you’re not alone. You have enough on your hands with running a business and maintaining a website without having...Show More Summary

3 Steps Toward Inspiring Your Community

Over the past several years, inbound marketing has wildly become the most successful and influential form of marketing. Not that outbound marketing has expired, but brands are becoming more aware that relationships drive inspiration, inspiration drives conversations, and conversations drive brand affinity. Show More Summary

1930s British portraiture by renown photographer Edwin Smith

Hailed by poet Sir John Betjeman as a "genius at photography" and by photographer Cecil Beaton as "an understanding and loving connoisseur of his subject," Edwin Smith (1912–1971) captured the essence of the places, landscapes and buildings...Show More Summary

Channel your inner spook for our Halloween Vine challenge

In the eerie spirit of Halloween, we brought on a true mastermind of spooky art, Jennifer Messmore, to guest-host our Vine challenge. We want to see moving candles, spine-chilling spirits, terrifying tales and other unsettling scenarios in your videos. Show More Summary

Talking about venture capital, tech culture and sports with Glen McGowan, founder of Buckets Academy

Today I had a chance to meet Glen McGowan, founder of Buckets Academy. I was introduced to Glen via a mutual friend. Glen shared that he recently relocated to San Francisco from LA. We talked about the Bay Area tech culture, fund raising, sports and how he’s making an impact with Buckets Academy. It was […]

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