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  • fresh teaUS Cyber Command has reportedly been aggressively targeting Russia’s electrical grid
    The United States Cyber Command has made a number of incursions into Russia’s electrical infrastructure in recent months, according to a new report in The New York Times. Officials that the publication spoke with characterized the moves as a warning to Russia that the US is willing to operate mor…
    - 1 hour ago 15 Jun 19, 2:46pm -
  • fresh teaTwitter is bringing back its Mac desktop app
    A little over a year after discontinuing its Mac desktop app, Twitter says that it’s bringing the program back after Apple unveiled Project Catalyst for macOS 10.15 Catalina. It explained why it decided to drop the app last year. Twitter made the announcement during Apple’s WWDC conference last…
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 12:14pm -
  • fresh teaXOXO shut down its subscription platform before it launched
    Last October, Kickstarter announced that it was ending its subscriber-based crowdfunding platform, Drip, but that it was planning a successor project with XOXO festival creators Andy Baio and Andy McMillan. Now, that project has been shut down, according to its creators. Drip’s unnamed successor…
    - 5 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 11:24am -
  • fresh teaAmazon shut down Amazon Spark, its discovery shopping feature
    Amazon has shut down its social network-like feature on its site and app called Amazon Spark, in which Prime customers could post pictures of the products they’ve bought, according to TechCrunch. The company launched the service for Prime members in 2017. It prompted customers to pick a selection…
    - 7 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 8:32am -
  • fresh teaThe Black Shark 2’s pressure-sensitive screen makes mobile gaming better
    It makes PUBG, and other games with complex controls, easier Continue reading…
    - 10 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • fresh teaThere’s no reason to trust Amazon’s Choice
    Ever since Amazon introduced its “Amazon’s Choice” label in 2015 to recommend certain products, a skeptical world has been trying to find out what the badge actually means — because some items that are “Amazon’s Choice” really shouldn’t be.Even if a product has the badge and seems t…
    - 24 hours ago 14 Jun 19, 4:09pm -

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  • New Rules for Instagram Hashtags: How to Find the Right Hashtags for Your Business
    The rules for Instagram hashtags have changed. It’s a brand new year and like almost everything else related to Instagram, best practices that worked in the past just aren’t as effective anymore. From following hashtags to adding them to your Instagram Stories, we’re showing you all of the new…
    - 1 day ago 14 Jun 19, 8:00am -
  • What to Post on Instagram When You’re Fresh Out of Ideas
    Have you ever stared at your phone wondering what to post on Instagram, and come up blank? “Instagram block” is totally normal, especially if you’re looking to maintain a consistent stream of posts and a busy content calendar. So what should you do on those days where you know you should post…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 19, 7:43pm -
  • Instagram Image Size & Dimensions for 2019 (+ Free Infographic!)
    Optimizing your Instagram image size and dimensions used to be very simple. Since Instagram only allowed one orientation for photos and videos, all you had to do was pop your content into Instagram, add a couple of hashtags, and click publish. But with the addition of Instagram Stories, IGTV, Instag…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • This is How the Instagram Algorithm Works in 2019
    How does the Instagram algorithm actually work? It’s a question that’s caused a lot of confusion (and frustration!) for business on Instagram since the controversial move away from a chronological feed. It seemed the Instagram algorithm was making it harder than ever to reach target audiences,…
    - 8 days ago 7 Jun 19, 2:59pm -
  • How to Add Music in Instagram Stories with the New Music Sticker
    Did you know that you can play music in Instagram Stories? Announced last summer, Instagram’s “music sticker” works for both videos and photos and lets you select from thousands of music tracks that fit the mood of your story — everything from Stevie Wonder to Billie Eilish! Plus, in more re…
    - 8 days ago 7 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • How to Share Influencer Posts as Branded Content Ads on Instagram
    If you’re looking to get an even bigger ROI on your influencer marketing, you may want to check out Instagram’s new branded content ads!  Announced on Tuesday, the new feature allows businesses to promote organic posts from influencers as feed ads within the app.  According to Instagram’s pr…
    - 10 days ago 5 Jun 19, 8:59pm -

Social Media Examiner

  • fresh teaInstagram Branded Content Ads: New Advertising Partnerships for Brands and Influencers
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Instagram branded content ads for brands and influencers, and Snapchat’s new nativ…
    - 13 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 3:00am -
  • How to Track Attribution on Facebook and Google
    Do you struggle to properly attribute your sales to your marketing efforts? Do you want to learn more about attribution with Facebook and Google? To explore the concept of attribution on Google and Facebook, I interview Chris Mercer. Chris is the world’s leading authority on Google Analytics, foun…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 3:00am -
  • How to Set Up YouTube TrueView Video Discovery Ads
    Want more people to see your videos in YouTube search? Wonder how YouTube advertising can show your videos alongside related content? In this article, you’ll learn how to promote your videos with YouTube TrueView discovery ads. Why Run a YouTube TrueView Discovery Ad Campaign? YouTube TrueView dis…
    - 4 days ago 12 Jun 19, 3:00am -
  • WeChat for Business: What Marketers Need to Know
    Are you curious about WeChat? Wondering how to get your business in front of over a billion people on WeChat? In this article, you’ll discover how WeChat’s features can help you market your business. Why Marketers Should Consider WeChat Is your business looking to raise brand awareness or drive…
    - 5 days ago 11 Jun 19, 3:00am -
  • How to Build a Google Data Studio Dashboard
    Looking for a faster way to visualize and make sense of your marketing metrics? Have you heard of Google Data Studio? In this article, you’ll learn how to build a reusable report in Google Data Studio. Why Use Google Data Studio to Simplify Marketing Measurement Analysis When you’re a small busi…
    - 6 days ago 10 Jun 19, 3:00am -
  • LinkedIn Updates Ad Features and Mozilla Blocks Ad Tracking
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore enhanced LinkedIn Advertising features and analytics, why web browsers are blocking…
    - 8 days ago 8 Jun 19, 3:00am -

Engadget

  • fresh teaSpies may have used an AI-generated face to infiltrate US politics
    AI-generated faces might be more than just novelties -- they could also be used as espionage tools. Experts talking to the AP believe that spies used AI to create a 'photo' of Katie Jones, a non-existent person used in an attempt to infiltrate the A...
    - 50 mins ago 15 Jun 19, 3:12pm -
  • fresh teaAmazon closes down its shopping-focused Instagram rival Spark
    Amazon Spark, the e-commerce giant's social network, has seemingly shut down after only a couple of years. If you don't even know what it is, we don't blame you. You can think of it as Amazon's version of Instagram, except it focuses on shopping disc...
    - 2 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 2:04pm -
  • fresh teaThe US planted offensive malware in Russia's power grid
    The US appears to be acting on its promise to aggressively respond to cyberwarfare threats. New York Times sources say Cyber Command has planted offensive malware in Russia's electrical grid, not just reconnaissance as has been the case since "at le...
    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 12:53pm -
  • fresh teaBMW teases M concept car blending technology and performance
    Can you make out what you're looking at in the obscure teaser above? Neither can we -- but it does represent the future of BMW's performance cars. The automaker has posted a teaser for a Vision M Next concept that, as the name implies, would explore...
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 11:55am -
  • fresh teaAmazon Game Studios reportedly lays off dozens in shake-up
    Amazon Game Studios has quietly laid off dozens of employees on the last day of E3, one of the biggest video game conferences in the world, according to Kotaku. The company reportedly told affected employees that they only have 60 days to find new po...
    - 5 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 10:40am -
  • fresh teaRecommended Reading: Fighting deepfakes
    Top AI researchers race to detect 'deepfake' videos: 'We are outgunned'Drew Harwell,The Washington PostThe 2016 US presidential election was plagued by fake news and election meddling across the internet. With the rise of so-called deepfake tec...
    - 7 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 9:30am -

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Sprout Social

  • How to grow your audience with Instagram hashtags
    #instagood #tbt #love #summer #nofilter Chances are you’ve seen your fair share of Instagram hashtags. That said, is your brand making the most of Read more...This post How to grow your audience with Instagram hashtags originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 19, 10:05am -
  • Why you need a social media customer service plan
    Being a customer these days means that you have a wide variety of service channels to choose from. No longer are you stuck with Read more...This post Why you need a social media customer service plan originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 10 days ago 5 Jun 19, 6:08am -
  • How to master social media for retail and win more customers
    Retailers arguably have the most to gain from social media marketing. And despite popular belief, social media isn’t killing retail: it’s simply encouraging the Read more...This post How to master social media for retail and win more customers originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 15 days ago 31 May 19, 6:01am -
  • How the Facebook algorithm works and ways to outsmart it
    The Facebook algorithm often feels like a mystery, doesn’t it? And as a result, brands are rightfully concerned about their presence on the platform. Read more...This post How the Facebook algorithm works and ways to outsmart it originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 16 days ago 31 May 19, 12:00am -
  • How to build your social media marketing strategy for 2019
    Do you have your social media marketing strategy squared away for 2019? If not, we don’t blame you. Because 2018 was a whirlwind year Read more...This post How to build your social media marketing strategy for 2019 originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 23 days ago 23 May 19, 7:51am -
  • 6 standout social media marketing examples for 2019
    There are so many different ways to see success on social media. With a plethora of platforms and strategies to test out, pinpointing the Read more...This post 6 standout social media marketing examples for 2019 originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 25 days ago 22 May 19, 12:00am -
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