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"December has come, the last month of an awful year, and I am sure I am not alone in saying good..."

“December has come, the last month of an awful year, and I am sure I am not alone in saying good riddance to 2016. It’s been the worst of years, one of those periodic reminders that the raging beast in humankind always lurks.” - Roger Cohen, Do Not Go Gentle


@RVAwonk: #Trump tells Cincinnati rally that violent crime is at a 45-year high. It’s actually at a 51-year low, according to latest FBI data. — Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) December 2, 2016

One Simple Algorithm Could Explain Human Intelligence

One Simple Algorithm Could Explain Human Intelligence: Could consciousness be as simple as n=2?-1? “Many people have long speculated that there has to be a basic design principle from which intelligence originates and the brain evolves,...Show More Summary

Can Marketers Meet the Demands of Social Selling?

Social selling requires cross-division co-operation and participation - which can pose unique challenges.

Snapchat Continues to Refine Focus Ahead of IPO

Snapchat has made a series of small changes, all of which could be leading to bigger things in future.

The data buried in this chart that I want to highlight: on the...

The data buried in this chart that I want to highlight: on the right, People who currently want a job is part of ‘Hidden’ Unemployment, and that number increased 3.7% in this year. But it’s clear that the superficial labor economics look good. Show More Summary

Bottom 90% percentage of income drops from 67.1% in ‘80 to 52.7%...

Bottom 90% percentage of income drops from 67.1% in ‘80 to 52.7% in 2015, while the top 1% rose from 5.9% to 10.4%, almost doubling in 35 years. (h/t Bruce Sterling)

The Power of Podcasts on LinkedIn [Infographic]

Podcast listenership is on the rise amongst LinkedIn's user base - they recently released this infographic outlining this shift.

The NFL is way overthinking this GIF thing

The NFL is finally modifying its overbearing social media policy, but making things quite complicated in the process. In a memo reportedly sent out to all 32 teams on Friday, the NFL announced it would amend the social media policy it...Show More Summary

The NFL will reportedly relax their social media rules so teams can post more GIFs and videos

About two months ago the NFL implemented a new social media policy that effectively banned teams from posting any video-based content during games. The backlash was tremendous, with fans and teams criticizing the NFL for negatively impacting fan’s social media experiences, especially during a TV ratings slump. Show More Summary

Facebook Forms Partnership to Create Affordable Housing in Silicon Valley

Facebook is doing its part to help create affordable housing in communities near its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Sales VP Richard Alfonsi Leaves Twitter for Stripe

Vice president of global online sales Richard Alfonsi is the latest high-level executive to depart Twitter.

Making Money Online At YouTube Space LA

So I was at YouTube Space LA all day yesterday to learn about 360 storytelling and presentation skill for YouTubers. I also stuck around for the evening comedy night. I’ll have a blog post about the YouTube events in a future article. What I want to share with you today is the power of having a system that makes the […]

What interns and new grads really get paid at top tech companies

From woefully underpaid internships  to legendary hiring bonuses at huge Silicon Valley companies, it’s hard for job seekers to know what they’re worth in tech. It’s even harder when they’re new to the rat race. One undergraduate computer...Show More Summary

Snapchat Discover, Meet Facebook Collections?

Next up on the list of Snapchat features cloned by Facebook is Collections, the social network’s take on Snapchat Discover.

Trevor Noah has a lesson on how to talk to conservatives

Trevor Noah channeled his inner Jon Stewart as he tried to bridge the gap between left and right with conservative host Tomi Lahren.  Lahren, whose risen to online fame with videos highly critical of Black Lives Matter,  compared the movement to the Ku Klux Klan.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Black Lives Matter, Daily Show, Tomi Lahren, and Trevor Noah

Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Companies like Google, Yahoo, Oracle and PayPal attract top talent for years; when they reach maturity or a major liquidity event, their talent disperses and germinates into the next generation of companies. Show More Summary

Selena Gomez is the reigning queen of Instagram

The pop star has over 100 million followers, unseating Taylor Swift.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Social Media, Instagram, Selena Gomez, and Real Time Video

Spotify Reveals Most Streamed Artists of 2016

Spotify revealed the top artists, songs and albums on its platform in 2016.

Influencer Marketing Hit the Mainstream in 2016 (Report)

86 percent of the marketing professionals surveyed have used influencer programs, and 95 percent said influencer marketing is an effective part of their overall strategy.

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