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Top Twitter Tools

Top Twitter Tools

by Pierre Zarokian The popularity of Twitter has exploded in the past year. More people than ever are using it as a way to share information and connect with others around the world. Recent news events have highlighted just how powerful Twitter has become as a way for diverse groups of people to discuss news and events that are important to them. The recent surge in Twitter’s popularity highlights... [Read more]

90+ Social Media Sites

90+ Social Media Sites

I covered a listing of twenty dofollow social bookmarking sites in another post. This time around i am listed 90+ social bookmarking sites, both dofollow and nofollow. Some of the biggest sites online are nofollow but if you do get your submission to the front page of the site, it can mean a massive amount of traffic for a short period of time. The usefulness of both depends on your overall plan for... [Read more]

Free Tools to Speed Up Social Media Submission

Free Tools to Speed Up Social Media Submission

Do you own a website or a blog and as a result spend a lot of time submitting your site to all the social media sites? What if you could cut down the time it takes to submit your pages to half an hour from the current two hours it takes? In this post I will be looking at two free tools which can drastically speed up the time it takes. First up on the list is Socialmarker found over at [Read more]

How to Purchase Ad Traffic from a Buy-Side Platform

Buy-side platforms and real-time bidding have completely revolutionized the world of mobile and desktop advertising. Real-time data helps marketers segment by more than interest, honing in on users based on specific qualities uncovered by competitive research. In addition, these platforms offer targeted traffic from multiple networks. The amount of inventory means that you need to approach your campaigns... [Read more]

Voice and facial recognition technologies to identify barbaric jihadists

Many videos of beheadings by the Islamic State and al Qaeda have appeared online lately. The latest was a video published on November 16, 2014 showing the severed head of 26 year old American Air Force Ranger. Authorities are using voice and facial recognition techniques to identify the man behind this video and other previous videos including the highly publicized killing of the American journalist... [Read more]

How Communities Help to Police Click Fraud on Desktop and Mobile

Click fraud exists, and is fast becoming a widespread problem we should all be prepared to identify it if it happens. Click fraud is a community wide problem. It drives the costs of keywords higher than they should be, creates a false economy around poor performing keywords and costs all of us money. It also means that your market segments aren’t seeing the ads meant for them. Mobile marketing relies... [Read more]

What is Programmatic Ad Buying?

Programmatic ad buying is something you’ve probably been engaged with for years. It’s so second nature to you, that you often don’t consider the process that drives it. Understanding programmatic ad buying is a big advantage to advertisers. Knowledge is power, and you should know where your traffic comes from and how you can increase the quality of your ads based on that traffic. Programmatic... [Read more]

Technology and politics, a bad combination

Huawei Technologies is the biggest Chinese company that makes telecommunication network equipment and a maker of smartphones and tablets. The U.S. government found out that its founder and the chief executive officer served in the People’s Liberation Army and provided customer information to the Chinese government. This prompted the U. S. House Permanent Select Committee in 2012 to issue a report... [Read more]

Where and how Mashable’s community is traveling in 2015

For everyone who made a resolution to travel more in the new year, there’s no better time to start planning than now. ” Take a trip ” is a popular resolution, so as millions of people plan their next trips, we wanted to know how Mashable ‘s community will travel in 2015. See also: The weak euro is good for something: A European vacation A total of 1,358 respondents in more... [Read more]

China tightens grip on the Internet, but it didn’t block all the tools to get around censorship

In the last 10 days, China has been tightening its grip on the Internet, blocking several tools that allow users inside the country to escape and circumvent what’s popularly known as the “Great Firewall of China.” Some popular Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, were the latest victims of the sophisticated Chinese Internet censorship system, with several individuals and small businesses... [Read more]

Carl Djerassi, father of the birth control pill, dies at 91

SAN FRANCISCO — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91. Djerassi, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford, was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that in 1951 developed norethindrone, a... [Read more]

RIP Bonne Bell: Lip Smacker manufacturer set to close

It’s the end of an era. Bonne Belle, the cosmetics company behind the iconic Lip Smacker flavored lip gloss, is slated to close its factory and lay off the vast majority of its employees. See also: In memoriam of SkyMall products: A lost national treasure Mawkins International, a California-based cosmetics company, which owns brands like Wet N Wild and Physicians Formula, is acquiring Bonne... [Read more]

‘Community’ star’s documentary spotlights female tech pioneer

Gillian Jacobs might be best known for her inspiring laughs on NBC’s Community , but for the past few months the actress has been zig-zagging across the west coast to find out more about female computer science pioneer Grace Hopper for a new documentary The result? Jacobs far from Britta’d it. See also: ‘Community’ lives on: Season 6 will debut on Yahoo Screen in March Released... [Read more]