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Microsoft and LinkedIn: A Primer for Social Marketers

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When I heard the news that Microsoft is set to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 This is the perfect match for both the Microsoft brand and the LinkedIn brand. Now, let’s break down the facts of this acquisition, the implications for Microsoft and LinkedIn, and what it means for you as a social marketer. How will LinkedIn help Microsoft achieve this mission?

Why You Should NOT Start a Travel Blog

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This is a guest contribution from travel blogger Chris Appleford. From the moment we made the decision to sell everything we own and travel the world indefinitely, we wanted to have our own travel blog. Everyone who starts a travel blog will tell you they’re “doing it to keep their friends and family back home up to speed with what adventures they’ve been getting up to”.

Are Chatbots Right for Your Brand?

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If your brand is deeply tied to customer care like a service provider or travel company, chatbots could be a great way to quickly provide service to thousands of customers who may not need to speak with a live person. Picture yourself needing to switch a flight, upgrade your cable package, or order a new smartphone. Well, many of them can – thanks to the rise of chatbots.

Niche Travel Blogging Demystified

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This guest post is by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. If you look at all the travel blogs out there, you’ll notice many common themes. People tend to write a blog that falls into an overarching category like cruises, backpacking, solo travel, or digital nomad travel. Some of them want to make a living, and most would just love for their blog to pay for their travels. The worst mistake. A few weeks ago, a travel blogger I read said that we travel bloggers should look to companies like Lonely Planet and be like them. Don’t follow.

Are Parents Really Naming Their Kids After Pokemon Characters?!

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And Samsung recently showed how a car traveling at 25 kilometres per hour could maintain a gigabit-per-second connection as the car moved in and out of range of mobile transmitters called base stations." App of the week: Microsoft Pix. . microsoft. microsoft pix. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. morning show. This week we discussed:  .

From Atoms To Bits To Atoms

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Many are calling this the re-invention of the space program, and with initiatives like Richard Branson 's Virgin Galactic (offering customers a suborbital space flight) we are beginning to enter a new dawn in space travel and entrepreneurship. Putting aside the incredible resources and decades of research and development, red tape and more that needs to happen for commercial space travel, it's equally incredible to think about what it takes to build and engineer a commercial space craft. commercial space travel. microsoft. space travel. It's manufacturing.

The New Electricity

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In the past few weeks, we've seen both Microsoft and Google come forward with their own tablets in an attempt to dethrone the iPad. So, how did Google and Microsoft fare with their announcements? Unfortunately, Google and Microsoft sounded eerily similar to DEVCON 2010 when RIM (makers of BlackBerry ) announced the launch of their tablet device, PlayBook. Microsoft's Surface is said to be coming soon as is Google's tablet, Nexus 7. Have you ever travelled out of country and required international roaming? microsoft. That simply, isn't the case. amazon.

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Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

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Luckily, these bots are not machine learning bots, such as the disaster that was Microsoft’s Tay. You may immediately compare this to Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Google Now and Amazon Echo, but what sets bots on Messenger apart is the fact that businesses can develop them, which in turn gives them another way to develop customer service. Open for Business. Where to go next?

Weak Passwords Can Jeopardize Your Personal And Professional Security [Infographic]

SocMed Sean

Guess what…according to the Microsoft guidelines on passwords , you just created a strong password. Are your passwords strong? Better yet…are they weak? Do you know the difference? know, I know…passwords are a pain. They’re hard to remember, sites keep making you change them and don’t even get me started on the process you have to go through to reset them.

B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

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Last year, Microsoft ramped up its content with Microsoft Stories , a site offering a journalistic look at the employees and products that make up the tech company. Image via Microsoft Stories. Like Microsoft, our adoption of a storytelling approach allows us to focus on what’s really important: the industry information you need to know. The Value of Video.

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My Search For An iPhone Alternative

Jason Yormark

About 6 years ago when I was still at Microsoft, I made the jump from whatever Microsoft friendly phone I was using at the time to the iPhone. I was insanely jealous of my Apple fanboy co-worker and his. recently got a new Windows 8 Ultrabook for my work travel machine and that only confirmed my Mac preferences (more to come on that in a future post). Apple hides everything.

Drafting My Next Job Description

Ari Herzog

Proficient using Microsoft Office, Open Office, and Google Docs. Willingness to travel. Fluent in internet technologies and tools and with highly developed skills in oral and written communications, I have a proven ability to explain complex concepts clearly and concisely. I am comfortable serving as a liaison to government officials and lay citizens, and am familiar with legislative and regulatory processes. After five years as a self-employed digital media teacher and consultant, I want a change of pace. Got a tip or idea? Thanks. Here is a PDF version of the below.

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17 Productivity Tools for the Ultimate Business Gain

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ever needed to give a demo of a product and couldn’t travel into an office to give it to them? Their PRO/family plan affords you multiple access points, so you can connect your home PC and your travel laptop or whatever else. Still, it’s nice, and Microsoft just acquired them. Let’s dive in. join.me. join.me is an amazing screen sharing tool. before. Dropbox.

Meet Team Sprout: Arnita, Senior Product Manager

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As a college student, I did two internships on the product team at Microsoft. love Condé Nast Traveler. I’m always taking notes when I’m reading about the places I want to go. As social media evolves, Team Sprout is constantly working to enhance our platform and build new features to help organizations streamline their social media management. Name: Arnita Hayden. Department: Product.

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Android is Finally "Enough", but I Still Miss My iPhone

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Google Play predicts my travel and tells me how long it takes to get to where I'm going, when I'm going, without me ever needing to ask. Google will always have the masses, very similar to the approach Microsoft took in the Desktop market (until Microsoft figures out the mobile market and competes with Google). I'll explain. The voice controls are solid. Do I love Android?

4 Web Browsers for Android Devices

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In the old days it was Microsoft Explorer or the highway. Firefox  has positioned itself nicely as one of the most popular web browsers for the ‘grownup’ operating systems like Windows XP on up the Microsoft-ian scale. If you travel the web on a browser that is different than the masses then you have a better chance of avoiding such malicious code. Firefox. Wow, impressive.

Gin and Topics: Boobs and Wind-Blown Ducks

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I cannot tell you how happy I am that today is here. I’ve had a month of travel that nearly made me fold myself into the fetal position and cry like a baby. Microsoft Socl. Microsoft is “quietly” creating a social network to compete with Google+ and Facebook. But I made it and am very much looking forward to a short week next week. Yay for the holidays!

Ensure Your Business Looks Good Online

Webbiquity SMM

And since bad news travels fast on the Internet, eliminating as much of it as possible is essential, whether the target is an individual or a business. Time mentions a 2010 study by Microsoft and Cross-Tab, a market-research agency, which found 78 percent of surveyed U.S. Guest post by Carrie Bauer. With so much commerce now taking place online, impressions are a given in cyberspace.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

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For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

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Asperger's and IT: Dark secret or open secret?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Industry - Automotive - Defense/Aerospace - Energy/Utilities - Financial - Health Care - Retail - Transportation - Travel - Manufacturing. Microsofts (un)secret weapon for winning the BI battle. Microsoft scales out SQL Server 2008, wants to democratize BI. Best Practices: Migrate from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange & SharePoint. Microsofts (un)secret weapon for winning the BI battle. Microsoft scales out SQL Server 2008, wants to democratize BI. Microsoft Virtualization. ); ); } else { document.write(); }. ); } else { document.write(); }.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

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ALOT is a catalog of free “apps for your PC” in a range of categories including entertainment (comic books, TMZ, The Onion, IMDB search), food, games, travel, music, news (The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, Stock Market Watch), reference, social networking (e.g., Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps. PingTags. Buffer.

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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

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Hunt, reporter/correspondent for PZNews, Sydney Ryan, our Australian Chihuahua heads up the Travel Division, Bob Cat, is our media and Youtube curator/commentator and finally, Puzzi Chat is our classically trained French Art and Style reporter/curator. Travel Lists. Microsoft. microsoft. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. Trending Stories. Like Tweet. Share.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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How to Make Money Online in 2016: An Unexpected Approach

Viper Chill

He asked his waiter, “Do you think the roads will be clear enough in the morning to travel?” The point of the story is that if you’re on a set salary, you’ll likely phone your boss and tell him the roads are too bad to travel. That kind of stuff hasn’t worked for you before. If it had, you wouldn’t be curious to read the rest of this article. Maxwell. Neither.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : HOW TO: Score a Job Through Facebook March 16, 2010 Christina Warren View Comments How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results email share email share Do you like this story? View More » Business Microsofts Newest Acquisition Is Abo. Microsoft Posts Record Earnings, But. Microsoft Shifts From Silverlight to. See how it works here. Mobile 2.0

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

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Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Have an account? Badges are among the most visible elements of gamification, the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to engage media audiences. However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. Interesante, sí, oh sí.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Have an account? Follow Jordan on Twitter at @jkretch. The last five years of web innovation heralded a frenzy of shiny new products that provided people with fresh ways to interact. In theory, other potential readers will find it. Used it?

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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Is It Time for The NOW Revolution?

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Emphasize Response-Ability: Travel the Humanization Highway, and respond effectively and persuasively to customer inquiries. Plus, the book is embedded throughout with Microsoft Tag technology. Tags: Convince & Convert News Social Media Book Amber Naslund chris sietsema jason amunwa Microsoft Tag North Social QR Codes Teach to Fish Digital the now revolution Wiley Now.”.

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : iPhone Versus Android: Nielsen Delivers the Numbers [STATS] November 2, 2010 Sarah Kessler View Comments HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence email share email share Do you like this story? Travel + Leisure" Arrives on the iPad Facebook and Electronic Arts Sign Soc. The Digital Influencers Series is supported by Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE). think 5,000 is a good number.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : HOW TO: Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy December 29, 2008 Dan Schawbel View Comments Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For email share email share Do you like this story? Yahoo Search Ads Now Served by Microsoft HOW TO: Optimize Your Social Media Ma. Dan Schawbel is the author of Me 2.0: You might want all three. View more jobs » M?c

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Battles Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : Nokia N8 Shipments Begin May 17, 2009 Ben Parr View Comments HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Twitter #Hashtags email share email share Do you like this story? Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Social Media Mashable on Facebook Join Us! By going through the art of the hashtag step-by-step, of course.

MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

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HuffPosts QuickRead. Loading. BIG NEWS: Google | Facebook | Mark Zuckerberg | Android | Smarter Ideas | More. Today MySpace is reborn as a content centric discovery platform. Its a big shift, and it might just work. First, theres a new look. But pretty much everyone agrees that a new coat of paint isnt going to bring the site back from the wilderness. Then I started to look at top playlisters.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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Travel Lists. Microsoft. microsoft. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. Jobs Join Mashable on Google+ Welcome to Mashable! World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: Grammys YouTube Google+. Trending Stories. Apple: Access to Contacts Will Require Explicit Permission. 9. What I Really Do: The Best Examples of the Job-Themed Meme. The Future of Sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC]. 6. February 9, 2012 by Ann Smarty. “).