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Episode 138: Isilumko Activate and Agency Focus with 20Across looking at Influencer marketing.

Date: 2 Jul 2015
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Six crowdfunding myths debunked
Six crowdfunding myths debunked

Since this is a relatively new approach, it tends to gain skepticism and subsequent criticism. The truth, however, may be very different from what we know or hear...

By Rochelle Ceira 3 Jul 2015 13:57

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Entries open for World's Best Financial Advertising Awards 2015
Entries open for World's Best Financial Advertising Awards 2015

NEW YORK, USA: The Midas Awards 2015 competition honouring the World's Best Financial Advertising? is now open for entry. This is the only awards show to recognise excellence in financial marketing and advertising on a global scale.

3 Jul 2015 10:15

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Yahoo tests using Google search skills
Yahoo tests using Google search skills

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Yahoo said on Thursday that it is testing letting Google put its online search skills to work at some of its online properties.

3 Jul 2015 10:01

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Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge
Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it is dabbling in video ads and sharing revenue with content creators, in a move that would compete with Google-owned YouTube.

3 Jul 2015 09:44

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Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation
Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think...

2 Jul 2015 08:11

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Appeals court affirms e-book ruling against Apple
Appeals court affirms e-book ruling against Apple

NEW YORK, USA: A US appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 2013 ruling that Apple led an illegal conspiracy to fix prices of e-books in violation of anti-trust laws.

1 Jul 2015 10:48

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What, how and why you need Android for sustainable business growth?
What, how and why you need Android for sustainable business growth?

Fortunes of Android mobile OS have never looked back since its introduction in Sept 2008; instead it has witnessed tremendous growth...

By Chirag Shivalker 30 Jun 2015 10:41

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Boosting healthcare advertising with the Young Global Awards
Boosting healthcare advertising with the Young Global Awards

NEW YORK, USA The Global Awards for the World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising have announced the second annual Young Globals Student Competition and Internship Programme...

30 Jun 2015 09:07

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Gannett completes split of newspaper, broadcast units
Gannett completes split of newspaper, broadcast units

WASHINGTON, USA: US media giant Gannett said on Monday it completed its breakup which separates its newspaper division, including flagship USA Today, from broadcast and digital businesses.

30 Jun 2015 08:01

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Apple bets on radio splash in streaming bid
Apple bets on radio splash in streaming bid

NEW YORK, USA: In its bid to become a power in music streaming, Apple is devoting its vast resources to create what it hopes will be a first truly global radio station.

29 Jun 2015 08:50

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Breakup for online dating app Tinder and parent
Breakup for online dating app Tinder and parent

WASHINGTON, USA: The popular online dating app Tinder is breaking free as part of a spinoff, announced on Thursday by parent company IAC/InterActive Corp.

26 Jun 2015 07:44

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Microsoft makes Word available on Android phones
Microsoft makes Word available on Android phones

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft on Wednesday followed through on a promise to release versions of its widely used Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs for smartphones running on Google-backed Android software.

25 Jun 2015 16:18

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BlackBerry and Cisco sign broad patent cross-licensing agreement
BlackBerry and Cisco sign broad patent cross-licensing agreement

BlackBerry and Cisco have announced that they have entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering their respective products and technologies.

25 Jun 2015 15:52

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Aaron Farrington
"Super-Sizing Magento": Three big companies go big with e-commerce

At Magento and eBay Enterprise's Imagine Commerce 2015 conference some big news was revealed: Clustrix and Instart Logic announced a partnership with ZeroLag to improve the speed and scalability...

By Aaron Farrington 25 Jun 2015 11:31

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Google Play enters free streaming with radio
Google Play enters free streaming with radio

NEW YORK, USA: Google Play on Tuesday expanded to Internet radio, becoming the latest streaming player to provide free content despite controversy among artists...

25 Jun 2015 08:56

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Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read
Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Amazon on Monday said it will start paying writers of e-books on its Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library services based on how many pages are read instead of the number of downloads.

25 Jun 2015 08:48

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Twitter says it wants full-time CEO
Twitter says it wants full-time CEO

NEW YORK, USA: Twitter said on Monday it would only consider chief executive candidates who can commit full-time to the company, signaling that co-founder and interim head Jack Dorsey likely will not be picked.

23 Jun 2015 08:31

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Apple bows to Taylor Swift on streaming payments
Apple bows to Taylor Swift on streaming payments

NEW YORK, USA: Tech giant Apple late Sunday bowed to pressure from pop superstar Taylor Swift and raised payments to artists for its forthcoming music streaming service.

23 Jun 2015 07:59

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Google acts to curb 'revenge porn' from search results
Google acts to curb 'revenge porn' from search results

WASHINGTON, USA: Google said Friday it was taking steps to remove from search results "revenge porn," or sexually explicit images of people posted without their consent.

22 Jun 2015 14:35

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WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents from Sony hack
WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents from Sony hack

LOS ANGELES, USA: WikiLeaks on Thursday released 276,394 new documents from the hack of Sony Pictures in what could be a further embarrassment for the Japanese media and electronics group.

22 Jun 2015 08:42

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James White
Four ways that social CRM can boost your bottom line

If you're at the point where you'd like to take your business to the next level, consider leading your customers through the sales pipeline with social customer relationship management (CRM) software.

By James White 19 Jun 2015 14:47

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Data mining services - how real estate industry can benefit by identifying customer preferences
Data mining services - how real estate industry can benefit by identifying customer preferences

Data mining services help businesses analyse and understand buyer requirements and preferences and hence plan their business strategy and device marketing tactics based on this information...

By Ritesh Sanghani 19 Jun 2015 14:27

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CMO Council releases new Workplace Branding Study
CMO Council releases new Workplace Branding Study

CALIFORNIA, USA: A new study from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and Executive Networks Inc looks at value of socially engaging employees and partners in shaping corporate culture and brand personality...

19 Jun 2015 11:44

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Ad-free social network Ello goes public
Ad-free social network Ello goes public

WASHINGTON, USA: Ello, the ad-free social network that gained prominence last year with an invitation-only launch, announced on Thursday that it was opening to the public with an application for iPhone users.

19 Jun 2015 08:34

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Twitter buys artificial intelligence group Whetlab
Twitter buys artificial intelligence group Whetlab

WASHINGTON, USA: Twitter on Wednesday acquired the artificial intelligence startup Whetlab, bolstering the analytics capacity, which is becoming increasingly important for social networks.

18 Jun 2015 13:26

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Google launches real-time news trend report
Google launches real-time news trend report

Google Trends have been around for years, but now they've introduced a real-time option that brings you the latest trends happening around the world, as well as in your country.

18 Jun 2015 12:21

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Former Nokia chief Elop out in Microsoft shakeup
Former Nokia chief Elop out in Microsoft shakeup

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft announced a management shakeup on Wednesday, including the departure of Stephen Elop, the former Nokia chief who came on board with the US giant's acquisition of the Finnish firm's handset unit.

18 Jun 2015 08:28

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International radio executives ready to honour World's Best Radio Programs award winners
International radio executives ready to honour World's Best Radio Programs award winners

At the New York Festivals Radio Award Ceremony, being held on 22 June 2015, award-winning radio executives will present award segments as they honour the World's Best Radio Programs award winners...

18 Jun 2015 08:17

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Microsoft's Bing expands encryption of web traffic
Microsoft's Bing expands encryption of web traffic

WASHINGTON, USA: Bing, the Microsoft-powered search engine, has announced it will encrypt most online traffic in the coming months as part of a ramped-up security effort.

17 Jun 2015 13:26

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Evans replaces Clarkson on BBC's 'Top Gear'
Evans replaces Clarkson on BBC's 'Top Gear'

LONDON, UK: Broadcaster Chris Evans is to replace Jeremy Clarkson as lead presenter of the BBC's hit motoring show "Top Gear", the corporation announced on Tuesday.

17 Jun 2015 08:58

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