Effective Email Marketing Practices for 2018

Email marketing has been one of the most common means of online marketing for quite some time now. However, just because it has been popular for years doesn’t mean that it is not changing. On the contrary, it is changing a lot. Practices that worked like a charm a few years ago are now outdated. New ways of doing email marketing are taking over. Data-Driven Email Marketing Takes Over The days are long gone of sending long, boring newsletters to your entire obtained database of email addresses...
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A Stylist Reveals The #1 Way to Make This Daunting Trend Feel Easy

From some of Rihanna's and Kim Kardashian West's most iconic outfits to cementing London's best dressed It-girl scene, super stylist and creative director Avigail Collins is known in fashion circles for being the go-to when you're a celebrity looking to craft an exciting new look. She's the mastermind behind ingenious ensembles for Lorde and is the force behind some of Daisy Lowe's sassiest getups, but Avigail's wardrobing skills extend even further: See her own streetwear-inspired line, Silver ...
Tags: Fashion, UK, London, Lorde, Rihanna, Trends, Alexa Chung, Damian Collins, Johnny Coca, Liz Taylor, Kim Kardashian West, Hailey Baldwin, Daisy Lowe, Miu Miu, Alessandra Rich, Avigail

Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump’s sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they’ve muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades. The GOP on Thursday narrowly backed the budget plan, a prerequisite […]
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New Samsung 360 Round Promises Live 360 Videos in 3D — But Can Your Business Afford It?

From product demonstrations in virtual reality to 3D podcasts, businesses are clamoring to use new video technology in their marketing, services and more. For small businesses, the barrier of entry in some areas remains the price. For example, the latest camera addressing livestreaming 3D content for Virtual Reality comes from Samsung. The 360 Round was designed as an all in one solution to capture, view and edit VR content. But all of this comes at a price to give most business owners sticker ...
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What is the Main Street Cybersecurity Act and How Will It Help Your Small Business?

The Main Street Cybersecurity Act is a bill currently making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives that could lead to more tools geared specifically toward helping small businesses improve their cybersecurity. A similar bill has already passed in the Senate. And industry experts are confident some version of the bill will become law in the near future. Cybersecurity issues have led to myriad problems for small and large businesses alike. Data breaches can cost businesses money in da...
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The Nintendo Switch is having an incredible run so far, and the future looks even brighter

Nintendo's latest video game console is off to a killer start. The Nintendo Switch is still hard to find, and it's regularly beating the competition in sales. Its main launch game, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," is heralded as one of the best games ever made. And Nintendo has a huge new Mario game, "Super Mario Odyssey," launching in less than a week. Between this year's Switch games and 2018's lineup, it looks as if Nintendo is finally delivering on its long-held promise to release...
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Daimler profits hit by costs of diesel emissions recall

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler said Friday that its net profit fell 16 percent in the third quarter as a voluntary recall to improve diesel emissions hurt earnings at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand. Net profit fell to 2.3 billion euros ($2.7 billion) despite a 6 percent increase in sales revenue to 40.8 […]
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Studio makes running more exciting with coaching, music and competition

 Jason Baptiste wants you to run. He said he’s seen the personal benefits of running since 2009, when he became unhappy with his weight and committed to run a “daily 5k,” something he’s held to ever since. “Not only has running helped me be healthier, it’s helped my mind and spirit become stronger,” Baptiste wrote. “Running has become an outlet for… Read More
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The IoT Business Lurking Beneath Verizon's Wireless Bread-and-Butter

Shares of Verizon (NYSE: VZ) are rallying after reporting a strong showing in the third quarter of 2017. While all the focus is rightly directed at the company's wireless subscriber base, there is more going on behind the scenes that make this stock an exciting long-term investment.Data by YCharts.Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Nicholas Rossolillo)]
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This $1.5 billion tech company you've never heard of has insane perks including massage therapists, a pool, and woodside yoga (SAS)

SAS is a software company based in Cary, North Carolina. Its 900-acre campus offers a ton of amenities and perks. Take a look inside. Imagine you got to work in a village-sized campus with your nearly 6,000 coworkers. Some of your company's perks included a soccer field, daycare, tons of beautiful artwork, a pool, manicures, and as much food as you could ever want. Well, that's just a day at work for SAS employees. "SAS has always believed that if you treat people well, keep them challenged ...
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Google Play will now let you try select Android apps before installing them

Google announced a bunch of updates big and small to its Play store today, but the most exciting of them all is the arrival of Instant Apps, which you can stream to your device and try out without having to install them first. We first heard about Instant Apps at Google’s IO developer event back in May 2016; the company began rolling out support for these programs this January, but few such apps have been spotted in the wild. Now, Google says you’ll be able to trial supported apps from the Play ...
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Original Content podcast: Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ are here, and they’re very cheesy

 We’re breaking the rules a little for this one. While TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast is focused on new shows and movies from streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, we’ve also gone out of our way to remind listeners that Inhumans, the new Marvel series airing on ABC, looks very bad. This week, your hosts Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha decided to take the plunge… Read More
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Asian shares rise as investors await Japan vote, Fed choice

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares pushed higher Friday on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump’s choice for the next Fed chief. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 crept less than 0.1 percent higher to 21,457.64 and South Korea’s […]
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India tops the chart of pollution linked deaths

India accounted for about 28% of an estimated 9 million pollution-linked deaths worldwide in 201. It also topped the list of deaths linked to polluted air (1.81 million) and water (0.64 million), as per finding from Lancet study. Does this answers queries around bursting crackers? – via The post India tops the chart of pollution linked deaths appeared first on NextBigWhat..
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The Secret to Getting a Job in Big Data

There are several advantages to be had by pursuing a career within the industry of commercial analytics. From obtaining the skills, training and certifications that will allow applicants to become more attractive candidates for a future position to ensuring a more successful interview , there are plenty of ways to secure a brighter professional future. A few helpful tips can make starting a new career a far easier undertaking.   Building the Right Skill Set Lacking key skills can ma...
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JPMorgan Chase to Buy WePay; Venmo Adds Merchant Payments

Banks and financial technology companies are scrambling for territory in the online payments arena, as they compete to offer the safest and most convenient digital transaction mechanisms for both consumers and merchants. This week, JPMorgan Chase announced an agreement to acquire WePay, a Redwood City, CA-based company that helps software makers build a payment function into their apps. Terms of the deal weren’t given. But the Wall Street Journal, as cited by CNBC, reported that the purch...
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Google built a new Trojan Horse to get inside every aspect of your life (GOOGL)

Google is taking hardware seriously after years of experimentation. But it doesn't have a chance at becoming another Apple or Samsung. Instead, Google's hardware division will be used to sneak the company's AI technology into everything else. Suddenly, Google is starting to look like a hardware company. As the holiday gadget-buying season approaches, Google's offerings are starting to look more like what you'd see from Samsung or Apple, not a search giant. It started this week with the launch...
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Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation’s tax system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Despite controlling Congress and the White House, Republicans failed to carry out their years-long promise to dismantle and replace former President […]
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People are asking questions about GM's self-driving strategy — but the carmaker is sticking to its plan (GM)

Morgan Stanley thinks the GM-Lyft relationship has "changed significantly." GM hasn't indicated the relationship has changed in any way. Partnerships in ride-hailing, ride-sharing, and self-driving have taken on a Wild West quality. See if you can keep this straight: General Motors is an investor in Uber's ride-share rival Lyft. It has been reported that GM's self-driving car division — Cruise — is talking to Uber about doing some kind of deal. Meanwhile, Lyft just revealed a new $1-billion ...
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Michigan bills would regulate daily fantasy sports

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers want to regulate the fast-growing paid fantasy sports industry while leaving alone traditional private leagues in which money may change hands among friends. Bipartisan bills that cleared a Senate committee 7-0 this past week would clarify that playing fantasy sports is not gambling, because it is a skill. A […]
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Atlassian is on one heck of a run

 When Atlassian went public at the end of 2015, it was a bit of an anomaly: a tech IPO whose numbers looked quite good with some profitability. It’s been almost two years since that IPO, and since then, the company’s valuation is at around $9 billion. The company popped 32% on its first day and hit a valuation of $5.8 billion. A lot of that is thanks to an insane run this year so… Read More
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Smart lock company August gets acquired

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Assa Abloy, the world’s largest lock manufacturer, is buying smart lock company August Home, according to  TechCrunch . Terms of the deal, which is expected to close before the end of the year, were not announced, and August will continue to operate as its own brand for the time being as part of Assa Abloy’s US division. As one of the leading names in the smart lock space...
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Email Marketing Goes Hand-in-Glove With E-Commerce Shipping

ShippingEasy has launched Automated Email Marketing as an addition to its customer management module. This new tool has a powerful rules engine that helps users increase sales, the company said. Among other things, it can set up a trigger to send an email to first-time buyers immediately after an order is downloaded -- customized with a logo and specific coupon code if desired. It can automatically send an email requesting customer feedback on the order and shipping process, and define targe...
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Delay in firing Roy Price over harassment allegations sets off furor at Amazon

Amazon on Friday tried to quell concerns among employees about sexual-harassment accusations against an executive, sending an email to its staff saying the company would review its policies to ensure that “they are doing their job to provide a harassment-free workplace.”
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Twitter admits it hasn't kept its promises to make Twitter safer and published deadlines for new rules (TWTR)

Twitter admitted that it has to do more to protect its users from harassment and threats. It also said it needs to be more open about what it is doing and why. So, on Thursday it announced something new: a public timetable to have new rules or features in place, and open progress report on these efforts.  Twitter on Thursday published a blog post that admitted that the company has often promised to protect people from harassment and violent threats and failed to follow through on efforts to ...
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Facebook is bringing paywalls to Instant Articles in your mobile feed

Given that more people than ever before are getting their news from social media, it makes sense that Facebook wants to help publishers by introducing subscriptions for content on its platform. And it’s starting on mobile. The company announced today that it’s rolling out paywalls for Instant Articles on Android over the next few weeks for a number of publications as part of a pilot program: Bild The Boston Globe The Economist Hearst (The Houston Chronicle and The San Francisco Chronicle) La Rep...
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Airbus leaders suggest Bombardier could keep a long-term stake in CSeries jet

Airbus leaders who surprised Boeing this week with a deal giving them control of the CSeries jet are now backpedaling on an earlier statement suggesting they plan to buy out Bombardier’s stake completely.
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Rebecca Kaden joins Union Square Ventures as general partner

 Rebecca Kaden has announced that she’s leaving Maveron to join Union Square Ventures as a general partner on the investment team. She’ll be the first female partner at USV. “While their investments in many category-defining businesses speak for themselves, I quickly learned that their passion around entrepreneurs and innovation, deep curiosity, hunger, and belief in… Read More
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Shopkick lays off about 10 percent of staff

 Shopkick, a shopping rewards app owned by SK Telecom, laid off a little more than 10 percent of its staff (about 30 people) yesterday, TechCrunch has learned. Shopkick CEO Bill Demas confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch, saying they were part of a broader restructuring of the business. Read More
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Socialize Your Way To Success: Social Media Marketing Musts

This contributed post is by Jason Dirkham If you’re running a business and it’s not quite setting the world alight in the way you hoped, you may be wracking your brains for ideas and inspiration to bring about a change of fortune. If you’ve got a great product, but you’re not turning interest into sales, or your website isn’t generating traffic, it’s time to try and get more people talking about the business. You could have the best idea in the world, but if nobody knows about it, you’re never ...
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