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Vic Gundotra, The Father Of Google+, Is Leaving Google After 8 Years

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 15 min ago
 Vic Gundotra, the father of Google+, today announced that he is leaving Google after eight years with the company. It’s unclear where he is going next or who will take over his position at Google. It also remains to be seen what this means for Google+ itself, now that it has lost its strongest backer inside the company. In his announcement, Gundotra says he is “looking forward to the… Read More
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Vic Gundotra, The Father Of Google+, Is Leaving Google After 8 Years

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 15 min ago
 Vic Gundotra, the father of Google+, today announced that he is leaving Google after eight years with the company. It’s unclear where he is going next or who will take over his position at Google. In his announcement, Gundotra says he is “looking forward to the journey yet to come.” “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don’t… Read More
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Vic Gundotra, The Father Of Google+, Is Leaving Google After 8 Years

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 15 min ago
 Vic Gundotra, the father of Google+, today announced that he is leaving Google after eight years with the company. It’s unclear where he is going next or who will take over his position at Google. It also remains to be seen what this means for Google+ itself, now that it has lost its strongest backer inside the company. In his announcement, Gundotra says he is “looking forward to the… Read More
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Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 25 min ago
 Fixya, the site that gives do-it-yourselfers tips for fixing broken stuff, is launching a new service aimed at connecting local repair shops and service providers with people in need of assistance. “We created this program as more of a funnel. So here’s a way for a small business to generate traffic for themselves and get traction in their local areas,” says Fixya chief executive… Read More
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Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 25 min ago
 Fixya, the site that gives do-it-yourselfers tips for fixing broken stuff, is launching a new service aimed at connecting local repair shops and service providers with people in need of assistance. “We created this program as more of a funnel. So here’s a way for a small business to generate traffic for themselves and get traction in their local areas,” says Fixya chief executive… Read More
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The Horrors covered Frankie Knuckles' "Your Love" (listen); The Obamas, Elton John & Summerstage offer tributes

Brooklyn Vegan - 4 hours 29 min ago

We lost house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles earlier this month and tributes are still pouring in, none more notable than former Chicago resident and current man in charge President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. They released a condolence letter to Knuckles' family that read in part:
Frankie's work helped open minds and bring people together, blending genres to capture our attention and ignite our imaginations. He was a trailblazer in his field, and his legacy lives on in the city of Chicago and on dance floors across the globe.
You can see a photo of the letter below.

Meanwhile, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has set up the Frankie Knuckles Fund to support HIV information, testing and treatment. Says Sir Reg:Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent and his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach out to people, particularly men of colour, about their essential role in helping to create an AIDS-free future.In more musical news, The Horrors just covered Frankie Knuckles' classic single "Your Love" as part of a session for BBC DJ Zane Lowe. Recorded live at the Beeb's famed Maida Vale studios, you can stream that below as part of the whole session -- "Your Love" kicks in at the 18 minute mark. Perhaps they'll play it at their Converse Rubber Tracks show next week (which is now sold out).

And lastly, Summerstage is presenting "Whistle!: A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles" at Bed Stuy's Herbert Von King Park on June 22, featuring the Soul Summit DJs, DJ Kervyn Mark, and DJ Stormin' Norman. There will also be a screening of the director's cut of Hands to the Sky, a documentary about the outdoor house music scene. You can check out a trailer for that below...

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The Horrors covered Frankie Knuckles' "Your Love" (listen); The Obamas, Elton John & Summerstage offer tributes

Brooklyn Vegan - 4 hours 29 min ago

We lost house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles earlier this month and tributes are still pouring in, none more notable than former Chicago resident and current man in charge President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. They released a condolence letter to Knuckles' family that read in part:
Frankie's work helped open minds and bring people together, blending genres to capture our attention and ignite our imaginations. He was a trailblazer in his field, and his legacy lives on in the city of Chicago and on dance floors across the globe.
You can see a photo of the letter below.

Meanwhile, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has set up the Frankie Knuckles Fund to support HIV information, testing and treatment. Says Sir Reg:Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent and his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach out to people, particularly men of colour, about their essential role in helping to create an AIDS-free future.In more musical news, The Horrors just covered Frankie Knuckles' classic single "Your Love" as part of a session for BBC DJ Zane Lowe. Recorded live at the Beeb's famed Maida Vale studios, you can stream that below as part of the whole session -- "Your Love" kicks in at the 18 minute mark. Perhaps they'll play it at their Converse Rubber Tracks show next week (which is now sold out).

And lastly, Summerstage is presenting "Whistle!: A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles" at Bed Stuy's Herbert Von King Park on June 22, featuring the Soul Summit DJs, DJ Kervyn Mark, and DJ Stormin' Norman. There will also be a screening of the director's cut of Hands to the Sky, a documentary about the outdoor house music scene. You can check out a trailer for that below...

Continue reading "The Horrors covered Frankie Knuckles' "Your Love" (listen); The Obamas, Elton John & Summerstage offer tributes" at brooklynvegan

Categories: Indie, Music

Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO

Cool Infographics - 4 hours 33 min ago

The Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO infographic is essentially a big list of the most popular online services in a number of different categories.  Published by blogmost, it’s meant as a reference tool for Marketers to help plan out their content strategies.

Trying to build High Quality Links without paying anyone? This infographic reveals techniques to build them and complete details of good website + mentioned Great SEO & SMO tools for better Marketing.

No data or numbers, the most prominent sites and companies are shown for 26 different online service categories.  The randomness of circle sizes appears to visualize some type of information, but there’s no data behind them.  It’s just the designer sizing them to fit the different logos and icons.

The design does a fantastic job of using logos and icons in place of text.  This makes the overall design faster and easier for the audience to read through.  It’s a much more enjoyable experience than reading the text name of all the different companies, brands and sites.

Some description at the top would be helpful to describe how the sites were chosen for readers that find the infographic on other sites.  The URL of the infographic Landing Page on the blogmost site in the footer would also be helpful for the readers to be able to find the original full-size version and associated text.

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Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO

Cool Infographics - 4 hours 33 min ago

The Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO infographic is essentially a big list of the most popular online services in a number of different categories.  Published by blogmost, it’s meant as a reference tool for Marketers to help plan out their content strategies.

Trying to build High Quality Links without paying anyone? This infographic reveals techniques to build them and complete details of good website + mentioned Great SEO & SMO tools for better Marketing.

No data or numbers, the most prominent sites and companies are shown for 26 different online service categories.  The randomness of circle sizes appears to visualize some type of information, but there’s no data behind them.  It’s just the designer sizing them to fit the different logos and icons.

The design does a fantastic job of using logos and icons in place of text.  This makes the overall design faster and easier for the audience to read through.  It’s a much more enjoyable experience than reading the text name of all the different companies, brands and sites.

Some description at the top would be helpful to describe how the sites were chosen for readers that find the infographic on other sites.  The URL of the infographic Landing Page on the blogmost site in the footer would also be helpful for the readers to be able to find the original full-size version and associated text.

Found on Visual.ly

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How to Create a Winner Description for Your AdWords Text Ads

Social Media Today - 4 hours 41 min ago
Take a look at your text ads and tell me if they are designed to sell. Do you have a well-written ad description, a strong offer and a compelling call to action? Many PPC managers create their text ads to match the title with the query and bring people to the right landing page. And that’s a great starting point, but is it enough?

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Opinion-Sharing Platform Knotch Launches A New Website And Updated App

Mobile Crunch - 4 hours 43 min ago
 Since downloading it six months ago, Knotch, which lets people share their opinions on a wide range of topics using an 11-color "feeling thermometer," has become one of my favorite apps because of its strong community. The startup launched a redesigned version of its iOS app today, along with a new website called Knotch.It. Read More
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Opinion-Sharing Platform Knotch Launches A New Website And Updated App

Mobile Crunch - 4 hours 43 min ago
 Since downloading it six months ago, Knotch, which lets people share their opinions on a wide range of topics using an 11-color "feeling thermometer," has become one of my favorite apps because of its strong community. The startup launched a redesigned version of its iOS app today, along with a new website called Knotch.It. Read More
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Opinion-Sharing Platform Knotch Launches A New Website And Updated App

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 43 min ago
 Since downloading it six months ago, Knotch, which lets people share their opinions on a wide range of topics using an 11-color "feeling thermometer," has become one of my favorite apps because of its strong community. The startup launched a redesigned version of its iOS app today, along with a new website called Knotch.It. Read More
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Opinion-Sharing Platform Knotch Launches A New Website And Updated App

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 43 min ago
 Since downloading it six months ago, Knotch, which lets people share their opinions on a wide range of topics using an 11-color "feeling thermometer," has become one of my favorite apps because of its strong community. The startup launched a redesigned version of its iOS app today, along with a new website called Knotch.It. Read More
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How Social Media is Transforming Health Care

Social Media Today - 4 hours 43 min ago
Social media has quickly become one of the dominant forms of communication today. It seems like everybody is using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or some other platform to connect with friends and family. People use social media for all sorts of reasons, but they’re also increasingly using it to get medical information.

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Maker Studios Nabs FailArmy And Other Viral Channels From Jukin Media

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 43 min ago
YouTube network Maker Studios is taking over management and monetization of a whole bunch of viral video channels that are managed by Jukin Media. The portfolio of content includes Fail Army‘s collection of fails, as well as 30 other viral video channels such as Bad Ads, The Come Up, and FunnyVideosArchive. Together, those channels get more than 400 million monthly views. Read More
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Maker Studios Nabs FailArmy And Other Viral Channels From Jukin Media

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 43 min ago
YouTube network Maker Studios is taking over management and monetization of a whole bunch of viral video channels that are managed by Jukin Media. The portfolio of content includes Fail Army‘s collection of fails, as well as 30 other viral video channels such as Bad Ads, The Come Up, and FunnyVideosArchive. Together, those channels get more than 400 million monthly views. Read More
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Before & After: A Studio Apartment Is Brought To Life With Color

Design Sponge - 4 hours 44 min ago

Like many things in life, a studio apartment can be both awesome and horrible—it really all depends on your perspective. On one hand, studios are a relatively affordable route that provide numerous design options for the creatively-minded. On the other hand, they can be cramped, ill-equipped and awkward—all things that, at such a confined scale, can become glaringly obvious. There are steps that one can take to maximize charm and minimize awkwardness when living in a one-room apartment, though—things that designer Gala Magrina was keenly aware of when she moved into one of her own. Hellbent on making a home out of the limited space she had to work with, Gala decided to put her eclectic modern taste to good use—utilizing color, touches of whimsy and bold decorative elements to create charming, functional spaces within her singular space. The end result is one that any apartment-dweller would be envious of! Check out all of the photos plus Gala’s design notes after the jump! —Max


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With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You’re Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

Gizmodo UK - 4 hours 44 min ago
Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you’re will see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave’s kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks like a normal work [...]
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