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Alphabet Sees Boost in Mobile Ads as It Takes Hit From Record EU Fine on Google

Google parent Alphabet on Monday saw shares slide as the market reacted to a massive fine by the European Commission and word that success in mobile, cloud and YouTube is coming with higher costs. Alphabet reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion (roughly Rs. 22,532 crores), in a sharp decline from a year ago, with a $2.74 billion antitrust fine in Europe biting into earnings. The technology giant reported ... Read More »

13 Ways To Create An Effective Marketing Campaign On A Tight Budget

Creating an effective marketing campaign is the goal of every successful marketer. While this can be wrought with challenges on the best of days, adding budgetary constraints to the mix increases the complexity of your efforts. With marketing expenses likely to top $103 billion nationwide by 2019, according to Forrester research, it is crucial for marketers to determine the right budget ... Read More »

Search in Google+ on the web updated with faster lookup, tabs, and filters

The search experience for Google+ on the web is getting a welcome boost thanks to an update that is widely rolling out today. Most significant is how searching is now less disruptive, while it is easier to categorize results. In the past, simply clicking on the search bar would annoyingly first take users to the Explore page. Search is now completely in-line ... Read More »

LGBT representation on television is tokenistic and de-sexualised

Love Island is happy to include a ‘bromance’ but would never show gay men in a sexualised light ITV/Rex/Shutterstock On Thursday, the director of television for ITV Kevin Lygo caused something of a stir at the Edinburgh Festival. There had been some discussion about expanding the incredibly successful ITV programme Love Island to more proactively include LGBT contestants, but Lygo shot down this idea ... Read More »

Four Lessons For The Underdog On How To Win In Business

Shutterstock The biblical story of David and Goliath is one pondered every day by many in the business world who face adversity and adversaries that seem unconquerable. As stories go, this one is captivating because it pits a seemingly weaker opponent, David, against the almighty Goliath, who is self-assured in his size and power and is self-touted as the “invincible ... Read More »

Pizza Is Selling Like Hotcakes On Facebook…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Americans love ordering pizza on Facebook. In an effort to evolve to better serve their customers while also offering them more convenience, many restaurants are now letting patrons pay for their food using their Facebook and Amazon accounts. ... Read More »

Facebook Buys Fayteq, a Computer Vision Startup Focused on Video Editing

HIGHLIGHTS Fayteq is known for its video-editing technology Facebook can use the technology for object tracking in live videos Fayteq had sold plug-ins for video editors like ‘Adobe After Effects’ In a bid to build on its Augmented Reality (AR) ambitions, Facebook has acquired German computer vision startup Fayteq, which is known for its video-editing technology that makes it possible to add or remove ... Read More »

Twitter is now testing out Night Mode on its desktop website

Last July, Twitter finally released Night Mode for its mobile app, which brings a much darker UI when scrolling through your timeline. There’s been a Chrome extension since last September that brought similar functionality to Twitter on your desktop/laptop, but it now looks like Twitter is officially testing out its Night Mode directly… Sigma 18-35mm Lens Night Mode for Twitter on the desktop doesn’t ... Read More »

Artist takes revenge on Twitter in very public way over ‘unanswered’ hateful tweets

Shahak Shapira claims Twitter failed to delete hateful tweets  CREDIT: YOUTUBE / SHAHAK SHAPIRA 8 AUGUST 2017 • 4:10PM An artist has taken revenge on Twitter in a very public manner for the company’s alleged failure to delete racist and abusive tweets. Shahak Shapira spray-painted a collection of hateful tweets outside the social media company’s offices in Hamburg, Germany, that he says the company ... Read More »

Health and fitness chain begins work on new Huntingdon gym

Anytime Fitness staff James Ducket, sales manager, with Drew Davis in front of the unit that will be transformed in the 24-hour gym A fitness chain has unveiled plans to transform a former clothes store into Huntingdon’s first 24-hour gym. Anytime Fitness has started a £450,000 refurbishment of Unit 9, in St Benedict’s Court, to give users the opportunity to ... Read More »