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  • fresh teaLG’s new neckbuds have a button for Google Assistant and Translate
    Ahead of this month’s IFA show in Berlin, LG has announced a pair of neckbud products that come with Google Assistant support. Like LG’s G7 phone, the Tone Platinum SE earbuds have a dedicated button that can be used to invoke the Assistant without the “Okay Google” voice command. The Tone U…
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  • fresh teaJBL’s Android TV soundbar will sell for $400 in October
    JBL’s Link Bar is one of the more interesting Android devices to be announced this year: the product first and foremost appears to be a soundbar, but it also has Android TV and Google Assistant functionality built-in. So once it’s set up, you have a voice-activated speaker that can control your…
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  • fresh teaTwitch Prime members will lose ad-free viewing next month
    Twitch Prime, the streaming video site’s Amazon-style benefits program, will no longer include ad-free viewing as a complimentary perk starting on September 14th, the company announced today. Initially launched two years ago as a suite of benefits for Amazon Prime subscribers, Twitch Prime has gro…
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  • fresh teaAmazon is ending its 20 percent Prime discount on video game preorders
    Amazon is discontinuing its two-year-old video game preorder discount program for Prime members on August 28th, the company announced today. In its place, Amazon will offer members a $10 credit with a preorder, but only for select titles. The credit will take up to 35 days to arrive. Once activated,…
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  • fresh teaApple’s MacBook Air successor will reportedly have slim bezels and high-res Retina display
    Apple is nearing the release of a long-awaited, completely redesigned successor to its MacBook Air laptop, according to Bloomberg. The new “low-cost” model reportedly features slimmer bezels and a high-resolution Retina display. It will otherwise “look similar to the current MacBook Air,” th…
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  • fresh teaGoogle’s lifesaving Undo Send feature comes to Gmail for Android
    Google’s Undo Send feature has been saving people from embarrassing typos, mistakes, and other email taboos for years on the web version of Gmail. Now, the feature is being carried over to the official mobile version of Google’s email app, starting with a release on the official Android version…
    - 11 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 12:11pm -


Buzzfeed Tech


  • The Foolproof Formula for Calculating Instagram Influencer Rates
    There are a number of factors that go into calculating your Instagram influencer rates — and they go well beyond how many followers you have! One of the most difficult parts of being an influencer is learning what your work is worth and how much you should charge. Ask for a fee that’s too high […
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  • New: Tag Instagram Locations & Users in Scheduled Posts!
    Today we are excited to bring two highly-requested features to Later: you can now tag locations and users in your scheduled Instagram posts! This new feature closes the loop on Instagram scheduling, giving you the ability to plan every element for your post ahead of time, without having to edit your…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 18, 9:41pm -
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Using Pinterest for Business
    It’s time to step up your social media strategy and start using Pinterest for business! Why? Because this substantially un-tapped social resource could be the perfect place for you to showcase your brand and business to an engaged, niche marketplace that’s ready to spend. There are over 200 mill…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 18, 12:57pm -
  • How to Grow Your Business with Instagram Analytics (Free Guide)
    Jumping into the world of Instagram analytics can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re new to Instagram marketing. What metrics should you be tracking? Do likes and comments matter? And how can you use this information to make better decisions in the future? Don’t worry, we put togethe…
    - 8 days ago 12 Aug 18, 8:47pm -
  • 6 Ways Publishers are Driving Traffic Through Instagram
    Driving traffic through Instagram is a lot harder than other social networks like Facebook or Twitter, but that’s not stopping publishers from trying to turn followers into readers.  Instagram has evolved from a photo sharing app into a marketing machine, and since the introduction of links in st…
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  • How to Drive Targeted Traffic from Instagram to Your Website
    Wondering how to drive traffic from Instagram to your website?  It’s a great question. While growing a large and engaged following on Instagram is certainly a worthwhile goal, if you really want to get most from your account, you need to have a strategy to get your followers from your profile to…
    - 12 days ago 8 Aug 18, 7:14pm -

Social Media Examiner

  • fresh teaHow to Create a Facebook Location Page
    Does your business have more than one location? Wondering how to promote separate business locations to specific local audiences? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Facebook to set up and promote a Facebook location page for each of your storefronts. #1: Create a Facebook Location Page fo…
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  • Live Video Updates and Facebook Ad Creation
    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 live video updates from Facebook and YouTube with David Foster and Luria Petrucci of…
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  • The Facebook Ad Algorithm: What Marketers Need to Know
    Want to lower your Facebook ad costs? Looking for tips to optimize your Facebook ad campaigns? To explore the Facebook ads algorithm, I interview Ralph Burns. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is designed to help busy marketers, business owners, and creators discover what works…
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  • How to Improve or Restore Your Online Reputation
    Has your business suffered from negative reviews online? Wondering how to respond to negative posts that reflect badly on your service or products? In this article, you’ll discover how to respond to unhappy customers on social media and address negative online content. Why an Online Reputation and…
    - 5 days ago 16 Aug 18, 3:00am -
  • How to Use Pinterest Search Ads
    Want more visibility on Pinterest? Wondering how to use Pinterest search ads to promote your products and services? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Pinterest search ads to reach your ideal customers. What Are Pinterest Search Ads? Pinterest is a search and discovery tool. Users can act…
    - 6 days ago 15 Aug 18, 3:00am -
  • 3 Low-Cost Video Tools for Social Media Marketers
    Need to do more marketing with video? Looking for video tools that are easy to use? In this article, you’ll discover three tools to quickly and easily create polished, eye-catching videos for social media. #1: Produce Video Quickly With Biteable Biteable lets you quickly create video ads, animatio…
    - 7 days ago 14 Aug 18, 3:00am -


  • fresh teaSteam TV goes live again to stream 'Dota 2' tournament
    Steam TV is online again after Valve briefly pushed it live last week. The platform is currently streaming a live broadcast of The International 2018, Valve's Dota 2 esports tournament. You'll be able to see the chat room even if you don't log into y...
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  • fresh teaWhat's on TV: 'Shenmue,' 'Follow This' and 'Sharp Objects'
    This week the first two Shenmue games are coming back with Sega releasing remastered editions for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Netflix is premiering a new series following Buzzfeed reporters around, and HBO's acclaimed Sharp Objects will come to an end. For...
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  • fresh teaStratolaunch's new satellite carriers include a reusable space plane
    Paul Allen's Stratolaunch is only just starting to make serious progress on its massive aircraft, but it's already thinking about its future beyond that enormous machine. The company has unveiled a new family of launch vehicles that can carry a wide...
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  • fresh teaJBL's Android TV soundbar arrives in October for $399
    You don't have to wait too much longer if you like the thought of a Google-powered soundbar. JBL's Link Bar is now available for pre-order in the US for $399, with shipments poised to start in October. You won't get a room-shaking system for that m...
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  • fresh teaClassic JRPGs ‘Grandia’ and ‘Grandia II’ are coming to the Switch
    Two classic JRPGs are coming to the Nintendo Switch: Grandia, which first came out on the Sega Saturn in 1997 before a wider release on the original PlayStation, and its sequel Grandia II, which debuted on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. Japanese publish...
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  • fresh teaSkype launches end-to-end encryption for calls and texts
    After months of work, Skype's Private Conversations are now a practical reality. Users on Android, iOS and desktop platforms can now switch on end-to-end encryption for both calls and text chats. If your intended recipient accepts your invitation, t...
    - 7 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 3:37pm -


Tech Crunch

  • fresh teaCootek, the Chinese maker of TouchPal keyboard, files for $100M US IPO
    Cootek, the Chinese mobile internet company best known for keyboard app TouchPal, has filed for a public offering in the United States. In its F-1 form, submitted last week to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Cootek said it wants to raise up to $100 million. The Shanghai-based company began o…
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  • fresh teaHere are the 63 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 1
    From “cheese 2.0” to connecting flights for satellites, Y Combinator showed off a wide array of early stage startups fresh from its YC Summer 2018 batch. A total of 63 companies took to the stage in front of a full audience at the Computer History Museum today in Mountain View to pitch on-off sw…
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  • fresh teaCostco now supports Apple Pay across all of its US stores
    Apple has landed a big new partner for Apple Pay in the U.S. after Costco began accepting the mobile payment service across 750 stores. The retailer plans to include support at its gas stations, but that isn’t yet complete. The rollout — first reported by MacRumors — follows limited trials at…
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  • fresh teaStratolaunch announces new launch vehicles and reusable space plane
    Stratolaunch, the commercial space firm founded by Paul Allen back in 2011, has revealed a bit more of its plan for taking payloads to orbit via one of the world's biggest planes. It's now working on a pair of its own rocket-powered launch vehicles, and is in the early phases of creating a reusable,…
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  • fresh teaOne Medical may be in talks to raise more than $200 million
    One Medical, the company hoping to disrupt the doctor’s office with concierge services, virtual visits and same-day appointments, is rumored to be in late-stage talks with the Carlyle Group for $200 million in funding, according to CNBC. The firm is also looking to buy an additional $100 million w…
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  • fresh teaGoogle created a fake pizza brand to test out creative strategies for YouTube ads
    Google’s Unskippable Labs team has been testing ad effectiveness in a compelling new way: It created a fake pizza brand called Doctor Fork, used stock footage to create 33 ads and then served them up on YouTube and reached 20 million impressions. Ben Jones, creative director at Unskippable Labs, e…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 3:05pm -

Android Authority


  • fresh teaStop Washing Your Gross Used Contact Lenses Down the Drain
    I wear my contact lenses most days—especially during the summer when I hope to don some fly-ass sunglasses. At the end of every month, my two flexible lenses’ lives are over. Into the bathroom garbage bin they go.Read more...
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  • fresh teaThe 10 Best Deals of August 20, 2018
    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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  • fresh teaHow to Be a Successful Artist 
    The Upgrade has returned from summer vacation with a new format, new segments, and a ton of new hacks. Joining us in this episode are author Ottessa Moshfegh, author of Eileen and the new My Year of Rest and Relaxation, along with author and actress Keiko Agena (best known for her role as Lane Kim o…
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  • fresh teaWhy You Can’t Rely on Your Phone in the Great Outdoors
    If you’re old enough, you may remember carrying maps in your car and telling family the phone number of the place you’re going. But who does that these days, when you just have your phone on you at all times? Well, if you’re heading out for a hiking or camping trip, you may need to resurrect s…
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  • fresh teaHow to Email Someone When It's Been Too Long
    You’ve been meaning to respond to someone for a while now. Actually, it’s past the acceptable amount of time to answer, so you let it go. And go. It’s eventually been so long you assume you will never be able to make contact with this person again—until you need something.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 1:15pm -
  • fresh teaWhat Do You Wish You'd Done in College?
    When you’re in college, you might feel like every choice will define the rest of your life. Or you might revel in your freedom by partying and playing video games and scheduling 11 a.m. classes so you can sleep in. You might do all of this at once! So for the benefit of everyone going off (or bac…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 1:00pm -

Sprout Social

  • 14 Ways to Outsmart the Instagram Algorithm
    If you’ve been on Instagram recently, you’ll notice you probably haven’t received as many likes or comments as you did a year ago. When Read more...This post 14 Ways to Outsmart the Instagram Algorithm originally appeared on Sprout Social.
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  • 9 Effective Ways to Outsmart the Facebook Algorithm in 2018
    The Facebook algorithm often feels like a mystery, doesn’t it? Perhaps that’s why Facebook’s recent announcement to push back against branded content in 2018 Read more...This post 9 Effective Ways to Outsmart the Facebook Algorithm in 2018 originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 5 days ago 16 Aug 18, 7:26am -
  • 7 Ways Brands Take Advantage of Facebook Stories
    Videos are perfect for social media. They’re immersive, engaging and inherently social. The right video creates the intimacy of face-to-face interaction, without ever asking Read more...This post 7 Ways Brands Take Advantage of Facebook Stories originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 7 days ago 14 Aug 18, 7:54am -
  • Why Twitter Engagement Is Essential for Brands Today
    Twitter has grown quickly since its inception. With its crisp 140-character limit (since increased to 280), and the variety of quality content, it was Read more...This post Why Twitter Engagement Is Essential for Brands Today originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 8 days ago 13 Aug 18, 6:01am -
  • The Complete List of Instagram Features for Marketing Experts
    Keeping up with social network changes is a challenge. Especially today when there are updates almost weekly. Your social media marketing strategy often needs Read more...This post The Complete List of Instagram Features for Marketing Experts originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 13 days ago 8 Aug 18, 6:34am -
  • How to Sell on Pinterest: A Step-by-Step Guide for Social Brands
    Whoever knew that digital scrapbooking could be so much fun? With 150 million users Pinterest has a slightly smaller footprint than other social giants Read more...This post How to Sell on Pinterest: A Step-by-Step Guide for Social Brands originally appeared on Sprout Social.
    - 14 days ago 7 Aug 18, 8:04am -