Thursday, November 23, 2017

How to make millions on Instagram


Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in the way companies execute marketing campaigns. Today, marketers are using social media platforms and influencers to spread awareness of their products and services. Instagram is one of the most popular platforms for product marketing and engagement with consumers. While many people only use it to share photos with their friends, you can use Instagram to make money, today. Many people think that you need a ton of followers to make money with Instagram, but that’s not true. The best marketers do not care about their number of followers, they…

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The current state of Bitcoin and Ethereum


While Bitcoin currently bears more resemblance to digital gold than digital cash — with its congested pending transactions log rendering it practically useless as a currency since the cancelled fork two weeks ago — the Ethereum network is looking healthier than ever and in a good position to come out of the ongoing currency war successful. Bitcoin has been dominating both crypto and mainstream news lately, even more so than usual, with mad volatility due to its continuous fork drama and rumours of free money for anyone holding it. Bitcoin breaking new all-time highs almost on a daily basis certainly…

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Facebook may be working on a new shortcut to tag friends in comments


A hidden feature in Facebook suggests the social networking site is experimenting with a new way to tag friends in comments. Let’s recap: currently, to mention someone, you just need to type ‘@’ and then the person’s name. But a new feature, which is buried deeply within the site, takes a different tack and introduces a new “Mention a friend” button to comments. Clicking this brings up your friends list, which you can scroll through. Tags appear wherever your cursor is, or at the end of the post. I can imagine this being handy if you need to tag someone…

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Ethereum breaks the $400 barrier to hit an all-time high


Bitcoin is not the only cryptocurrency experiencing a healthy increase in price these days: Ethereum has suddenly surged past the $400 mark to hit an all-time high price value. After months of fluctuating at around $320, the second biggest cryptocurrency by market share managed to surpass the $400 threshold to set a record high price of $414 (at the time of writing), according to data from EthereumPrice. For context, this amounts to a little more than a 13-percent jump in price over the last 24 hours. Check out this graph for more details: In addition to its new all-time high price,…

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Meet Somnox, a robot that could one day replace sleeping pills


As robotics students at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, Julian Jagtenberg and the co-founders of Somnox were frequently exposed to the negative consequences of sleep deprivation. But being roboticists, they started looking for a mechanical solution to their problem. So instead of going for medication that can lead to addiction, Jagtenberg and his team developed Somnox, a soft, cuddly robot built to help people fall asleep. The robot is peanut-shaped and features a secret mechanism that’s supposed to simulate the expansion and contraction of breath in the robot. According to its creators, people who hold the robot…

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Facebook is testing a feature to help you find people to play games with


Facebook is quietly testing a new feature that lets users find other people to play videogames with. Some users have reported seeing a new icon, ‘Find Players,’ in the area used to compose statuses and posts. From what we can tell, this is relatively bare-bones. The things you’d expect from such a feature — like integration with PSN, Steam, or Xbox Live — aren’t present. Instead, you’re prompted to give your team a name, a description, a hashtag, and optionally, a photo. The biggest advantage for this is that it could allow individuals to organize team games for titles that…

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Black Friday hasn't officially arrived, but it's definitely making its presence known. A ton of tech sales have already begun, which could mean quantities will be low by the time the real shopping day arrives. Get ahead of the curve and claim your discounts on some of the deals you've probably been wanting anyway.