Back To Your Roots: How To Master Local SEO In 2016

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Are Google’s constant algorithm changes giving you whiplash? Keeping pace with SEO can be a challenge, especially when it comes to local SEO. First, the bad news: optimizing your site for Google search is not the same as optimizing it for local search. Now, the good news: many of the same SEO best practices still […]

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Facebook Livestreaming Opens Up To Everyone With An iPhone

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Last August, Facebook opened up a new live streaming feature—think Periscope, but in your News Feed—to a select group of VIP accounts. Today, the velvet rope has been lifted. You no longer need to be famous to broadcast your life to all your friends and casual acquaintances. You just need an iPhone. The feature, which […]

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How Do You Measure Passion? Figuring The Value Of Social Media Followers

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“Look at someone like this guy right here,” Alex Taub says, intently peering at his laptop screen. We’re in Taub’s office right off Union Square in New York City. It’s the headquarters of SocialRank, the startup he co-founded. SocialRank shows companies and public figures with brands to promote which of their followers on Twitter and Instagram […]

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80 Per Cent Of Facebook Q4 Revenues Were From Mobile

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Facebook has revealed its Q4 2015 results, with the news that 80 per cent of the company’s record breaking $5.6bn (£3.9bn) ad revenue came from mobile advertising during this period, with Facebook earning more in a single quarter than Yahoo now generates in a year. During the same period, Facebook’s profits also doubled year-on-year to […]

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India And Egypt Turn Down Free Internet From Facebook

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Connecting people to the Internet is not easy in this impoverished farming district of wheat and millet fields, where working camels can be glimpsed along roads that curve through the low-slung Aravalli Hills. So when Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg helicoptered in about a year ago to visit a small computer lab and tout Internet […]

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7m Downloads For McDonald’s Coupon App In Three Months

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McDonald’s saw over 7m downloads of its mobile coupon app in the US within three months of its September 2015 launch. The figure was revealed on the company’s Q4 2015 earnings call by CEO Steve Easterbrook, who said that downloads so far have mostly been driven by customers redeeming offers and that “we are seeing higher registration rates than […]

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Twitter ‘Confuses’ Iyad El-Baghdadi With Islamic State Leader

An Arab Spring activist says his Twitter account was suspended after administrators mistook him for the leader of the so-called Islamic State. Iyad El-Baghdadi said his account was suspended for about half an hour. Mr El-Baghdadi had been misidentified as IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Indonesian newspaper Republika and the New York Post. He […]

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‘Hoverboards’ Exploded

Self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as “hoverboards,” were one of the most talked about tech products this year — but for almost all the wrong reasons. After gaining a lot of attention for their red carpet and music video appearances, as well as their popularity with kids and teens, these handlebar-less Segways made news for […]

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Twitter Changes Its Policy On Violent Posts

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Twitter is taking steps to identify people who tweet hateful and violent speech and kick them off the social network. It did not specifically name the attacks in Paris and San Bernadino in its post, but the statement comes amid growing outrage that terrorists use social media to post hate speech and recruit. In a […]

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44 Sci-Fi, Fantasy And Geek-Friendly Movies Of 2016

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Get ready to grab your popcorn and geek out. From Star Wars and Star Trek to Marvel and DC, there’s a load of sci-fi, fantasy, action, horror and other geek treats coming to movie theaters in 2016. We’ve compiled our guide to the big geek-friendly films of 2016, starring the likes of Chris Pratt, Jennifer […]

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