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Unplugged Parenting – the smart new way to have a family digital detox

End the iParenting wars CREDIT: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/GETTY Do you feel concerned about the amount of time your children spend online?  Do you find technology causes friction as you wrench their screens off them at the dinner table and bedtime? Rare is the parent who will answer no to either of those questions. But then ask yourself this. Do you also endlessly check your ... Read More »

New music to listen to this week: XamVolo

One of my favourite new artists XamVolo is about to drop his best track to date, so it’s a kick that we get to premiere it today on The Independent.  “Feels Good”, the latest single from the Liverpool-based artist, lays all his jazz-influenced cards on the table and samples a rare version of “Thelonius” by Thelonius Monk. Produced with Paul Phamous [To Pimp A Butterly], it’s a ... Read More »

Jokowi suggests universities to offer social media program

The President himself is very active on social media as he does video blogging on his YouTube channel and regularly updates his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. (Shutterstock/File) Amid his busy schedule, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made time to attend the 60th Dies Natalis anniversary of Padjadjaran University (Unpad) in Bandung held on Sept. 11 at the Graha Sanusi Hardjadinata, Unpad. ... Read More »

How to Ace This Year’s Back-to-School Email Marketing Campaign: A Study Guide

The days are getting shorter, the air is becoming crisp, and despite the wishes of kids and adults alike, the sun is definitely setting on summer. While waving goodbye to a season characterized by great weather, seemingly endless vacations and relaxation is no walk in the park, the end of summer does have it perks, the most notable being back-to-school shopping. ... Read More »

How To Use LinkedIn To Land Your Dream Job

Shutterstock With all the networking sites out there, LinkedIn is still my favorite resource to recommend to my clients. And while I know that not everyone is as jazzed as I am about Linkedin (as a career coach, I can’t help it!), it’s powerful and worth learning. Not only can you view an array of opportunities on the market, but ... Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

Facebook wants to turn Instagram Stories into the next big ad platform, and is trying to get brands of all sizes embrace it. The company today unveiled a number of updates that make it easier for brands and businesses of all sizes to advert ize on the platform, including a new uploading tool that lets marketers who already produce Instagram ... Read More »

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Highlight Small Businesses’ Need to be Prepared

With recovery starting after Hurricane  Harvey in Houston and Floridians just beginning to emerge after Hurricane Irma, it a good reminder for  small businesses everywhere to rethink their preparedness.  Meanwhile businesses in both locations will be facing the challenge to try to rebuild. Small Businesses After Disasters Big box retailers and huge businesses in the area are more likely to have ... Read More »

Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said to Be Vulnerable to New ‘Dolphin Attack’

HIGHLIGHTS This hack uses ultrasound frequencies to attack AI assistants Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice are vulnerable to it Researchers advice OEMs to stop supporting frequencies above 20KHz Almost every other day researchers find new hacks to get into your smartphones, gadgets, and smart devices. Now, a group from China’s Zheijiang University have found a new way to ... Read More »

Digital Advertising Spends To Triple In Next 3 Years

Thanks to explosive growth in smart phones, rapid internet penetration and cheaper data rates, there is some good news for all digital platforms. Digital advertising spends are set to triple very quickly to cross Rs 23,790 crore by 2020 from Rs 6,830 crore in 2016. Also, as the percentage share of the overall advertising pie, the share of digital advertising ... Read More »

Facebook Watch Video Platform Now Available to All Users in the US

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has rolled out Watch to every US citizen Users in the US will now see a TV icon in the mobile app, desktop site For now, Facebook is primarily highlighting reality shows After testing the feature with a select few users, Facebook has now rolled out “Watch” – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers – to every US ... Read More »