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Sia Wins 2015 APRA Songwriter of the Year Award [Video]

Sia wins again and makes songwriter Herstory: she recently won the APRA Songwriter of the Year Award, for the third successive time. “This is an unprecedented, and very likely, a never-to-be-repeated achievement by one of our most talented songwriters,” enthuses APRA CEO Brett Cottle. Her hit single “Chandelier” also snagged the Song of the Year […]

Why developers want to be on WhatsApp so badly

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is good at putting on a conference. Attendees at this year's F8 were greeted with a splashy tent-filled venue full of colorful lights, sounds of a carefully curated playlist, and piles of food around every corner If...Show More Summary

25 Best Traffic Building Tips Ever – Part #13: Utilizing Wiki Links

Welcome to part 13 of my link building series. We have been coving a lot of awesome ground and today, we’ll be looking at how to leverage broken wiki links to build high authority backlinks. The setup is easy, but you need to find the right links on the right pages to build high authority backlinks. For those of you […]

? Linked: Even if You Were Born Here, You Missed the Real San Francisco

via The Bold Italic: San Francisco is over. You missed it. This ain’t the Summer of Love. Punk is dead. Die yuppie scum. Die techie scum. Fuckin’ hipsters.  Great article that most poignantly wraps up everything I’ve heard about “the way SF was”. Well done!

That Moment When Your Dinner Comes Alive [Video]

It is enough to make someone consider becoming a vegetarian. A creepy video is going viral of someone’s dinner seeming to come back from the dead. The video, entitled the dancing squid bowl, shows a eerie sight as a diner pour soy sauce over their dinner bowl. As the salty liquid hits the cuttlefish, it […]

Youtuber, Josh Paler Lin Is At It Again, Despite Controversy [Video]

Youtube star, Josh Paler Lin is known for his viral videos. Back in December, Lin made a video of a social experiment. He gives a homeless man $100 and secretly follows him to see what he spends the money on. Surprisingly, the man buys gifts and gives them to random people on the street. The […]

Gap Uses Instagram Videos to Remind Users that ‘Spring Is Weird’

Spring has sprung, and Gap marked the occasion with a \"micro-series\" of one-dozen 15-second Instagram videos. The apparel retailer developed the \"Spring Is Weird\" campaign with creative agency Wieden+Kennedy New York, and the micro-series...Show More Summary

Apparently, A Taco Bell Addiction Is A Very Real Thing [Video]

Sometimes you just need a Taco Bell fix after a long day. Well, one woman seems to really need her Quesarito and Baja Blast fix. Seriously, she is jonesing for some tacos, don’t make her wait! This footage was recently uploaded to YouTube and is quickly gathering views. The video is shot from the perspective […]

Report: Pinterest Links to Branded Content Shared Get More Shares

Pinterest has become a major hub for brands that want to connect with consumers who love to share content. Indeed, users engage and interact with branded content frequently on Pinterest. A report from Networked Insights examines howShow More Summary

Police In Indonesia Get Entire Neighborhood High By Burning Drugs

Citizens in West Jakarta, Indonesia were feeling a little buzzed a few weeks ago. It seems they received a contact high from 3 tons of burning marijuana. The burning was part of a ceremony to destroy tons of confiscated illegal drugs. Ironically, the ceremony was attended by politicians and other officials. Police officers were prepared […]

Meerkat Closes Funding Round

The recent roller-coaster ride of live-streaming application Meerkat continued with its announcement that it closed a funding round and its accompanying mission statement. Meerkat took off at the South by Southwest gathering in Austin,...Show More Summary

Kabam’s Fast & Furious: Legacy Races onto iOS, Android

Kabam and Universal Partnerships & Licensing have announced the worldwide release of Fast & Furious: Legacy on iOS and Android devices. The game is inspired by all seven films in the Fast & Furious franchise, with Furious 7 hitting theaters...Show More Summary

Facebook: Games for Oculus Rift will arrive in 2015

Update: A Facebook spokesperson has clarified that statements made during the keynote at F8 were not intended to be an announcement of availability for the consumer version of Oculus Rift. Virtual reality gaming is coming "this year,"...Show More Summary

Vote for Our Session At Affiliate Summit East 2015

Affiliate Summit East 2015 is taking place August 2-4, 2015 at New York, and the amazing team of John Rampton, Syed Balkhi, John Chow, and Zac Johnson wants to show you how to be a six-figure blogger. We’ll be showing you the myth, the dream, and the reality. This super panel of six figure bloggers and online marketers will discuss […]

REPORT: Facebook, Twitter to Make Up 1/3 of U.S. Digital Display Ad Market by 2017

Facebook and Twitter will account for more than one-third of the digital display advertising market in the U.S. by 2017, according to the latest projections from eMarketer. eMarketer pegged the U.S. digital display advertising totalShow More Summary

Nonprofit Strategies

The economic climate has taken its toll on nonprofits.  Learn more about their struggles from this infographic. />

Following Acquisition, Twitter Launches Periscope — Live Video App for iOS

Earlier this year, Facebook acquired Periscope, a video livestreaming app that was in beta at the time of purchase. Today, Twitter announced that it has launched the app for iOS. Many people felt that Periscope is Twitter’s own Meerkat...Show More Summary

Customer Reviews Can be Valuable for Your Business [Infographic]

We’ve seen that online reviews can boost ROI for your company or product. But just how do companies feel about including online reviews on their site? What benefits and drawbacks do businesses believe that including reviews might have?...Show More Summary

Join SMT's Tweetchat About Meerkat: #MeerkatChat

Join us this Friday at 2PM EST on Twitter for a tweetchat about Meerkat. We'll be using the hashtag #MeerkatChat, and I'll be tweeting from my handle, @robincarey. Read on for some background.

Via Spherical Videos, is Oculus VR the Future of Facebook’s News Feed?

At the first day of Facebook’s f8 conference, a haven for developers, Mark Zuckerberg introduced something that could be the future of News Feed: spherical videos. Zuckerberg, in his keynote address, discussed these 360-degree videos that will be coming to News Feeds soon: You can move around in it and you can change your viewing angle. Show More Summary

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